Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

Big tournament night for the county

It may have been awhile since it has happened, but Wednesday, Feb. 10 was a banner night for high school girls basketball in Adams County as three local squads were on the court in tournament action, and all three brought home wins.

One of the best seasons in recent history for the West Union Lady Dragons continued as the West Union girls, behind 18 points from senior Mikayla Akers, knocked off the Northwest Lady Mohawks 48-38 in an-opening round sectional game played at Valley High School. With the win, their eighth of the season, the Lady Dragons now have to play giant killers as they advanced to the Division III sectional title game where they will face the number-two ranked in the state Lynchburg Clay Lady Mustangs. That game is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m., again at Valley HS.

Also at Valley on Wednesday night, the Peebles Lady Indians picked up a sectional tournament win as they easily handled the Adena Lady Warriors by a final score of 48-28. The Lady Indians were led by 23 points from junior Jessica Sowards and also moved on to a sectional final contest where they will see a familiar foe, the North Adams Lady Devils. That all-Adams County sectional title game will be played at Valley at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Finally, the Manchester Lady Hounds struggled through the regular season but found some redemption in their opening round sectional contest. On the floor at Northwest High School, the Lady Hounds defeated number-six seeded Sciotoville East 49-36, led by 20 points from senior Morgan Johnson. Manchester will also now be in a sectional championship game, facing fellow member of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference, the Fairfield Lady Lions. That All-SHAC battle is set for 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, again at Northwest HS.

Look for further reports on all these tournament contests in the Feb. 17 and Feb. 21 issues of The People’s Defender.

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By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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