Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors 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

Adams County crowns Pee-Wee champions

Another successful season of Pee-Wee Basketball in Adams County recently came to a conclusion with the completion of the post-season tournaments. A combined effort of many volunteers came together to host 40 games in numerous sites around the county, culminating in all of the tournament champions being crowned on March 19 and 20.

In the third grade boys tourney, 12 teams began play and in the end it was North Adams #4 taking the title with a championship game victory over West Union #2.

Six third grade girls teams began tournament play on March 16 and in the title contest, it was North Adams #1 taking the crown with a victory over runner-up West Union.

In the fourth grade boys division, eight teams began tournament play and in the championship game it was North Adams #1 winning the title with a victory over Manchester.

Only four teams battled it out in the fourth grade girls division and in the final it was North Adams topping Peebles for the title.

Eight fifth grade boys teams began tournament action and the ending to this one was rather unique. Both Peebles #1 and Peebles #2, both coached by Jason Kremin, reached the championship round and instead of playing each other, the two decided to declare themselves as co-champions.

The fifth grade girls title, after a tourney involving six teams, went to North Adams #2, who topped Manchester in the championship game.

In the sixth grade boys division, eight teams began action on March 15 and when the smoke cleared, it was Manchester defeating Ripley in the title contest.

Finally, in the sixth grade girls division, six teams entered the tournament and in the championship contest, it was North Adams defeating Manchester.

The 40 tournament games were hosted by the elementary schools in West Union, Manchester, North Adams, and Peebles.

North Adams #4—Third Grade Boys Champions
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_NA3boys.jpgNorth Adams #4—Third Grade Boys Champions Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

West Union #2—Third Grade Boys Runner-Up
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_WU3boys.jpgWest Union #2—Third Grade Boys Runner-Up Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Posing for a combined photpgraph after the title game are the Third Grade Girls Champions North Adams #1 and the Third Grade Girls Runner-Up West Union.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3rdgirls.jpgPosing for a combined photpgraph after the title game are the Third Grade Girls Champions North Adams #1 and the Third Grade Girls Runner-Up West Union. Submitted photo

Posing for a combined team picture after their championship game are the Fourth Grade Boys Champions North Adams #1 and the Fourth Grade Boys Runner-Up Manchester.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_4thboys.jpgPosing for a combined team picture after their championship game are the Fourth Grade Boys Champions North Adams #1 and the Fourth Grade Boys Runner-Up Manchester. Submitted photo

North Adams— Fourth Grade Girls Champions
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_NA4girls.jpgNorth Adams— Fourth Grade Girls Champions Submitted photo

Peebles—Fourth Grade Girls Runner-Up
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Peebles4girls.jpgPeebles—Fourth Grade Girls Runner-Up Submitted photo

Co-champions of the Fifth Grade Boys Tournament—Peebles #1 and Peebles #2
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_5thboys.jpgCo-champions of the Fifth Grade Boys Tournament—Peebles #1 and Peebles #2 Submitted photo

Posing for the combined team photo after their title game are the Fifth Grade Girls Champions North Adams #2 and the Fifth Grade Girls Runner-Up Manchester.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_5thgirls.jpgPosing for the combined team photo after their title game are the Fifth Grade Girls Champions North Adams #2 and the Fifth Grade Girls Runner-Up Manchester. Submitted photo

Posing for the combined team photo after their title game are Sixth Grade Boys Champion Manchester and Sixth Grade Boys Runner-Up Ripley.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_6thboys.jpgPosing for the combined team photo after their title game are Sixth Grade Boys Champion Manchester and Sixth Grade Boys Runner-Up Ripley. Submitted photo

North Adams—Sixth Grade Girls Champions
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Manchester—Sixth Grade Girls Runner-Up
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Manchester6girls.jpgManchester—Sixth Grade Girls Runner-Up Submitted photo

By Mark Carpenter

The People’s Defender

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