Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald test pdf viewer Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range” Senior Profile: Jordan Crum Big Time Wrestling slams the county Associated Press names All-Ohio Teams for 2016-17 season

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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