Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly

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
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_NA-6girls.jpgNorth Adams—Sixth Grade Girls Champions Submitted photo

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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