Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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Coaches name District 14 teams

Another list of post-season basketball honors was recently released as the District 14 Coaches Association named their All-District girls and boys teams. These honors usually look different from some of the other post-season lists as it is voted on only by coaches who are members of the District 14 Coaches Association, representing the Southeast District.

For the 2015-16 season, no less than a dozen student-athletes from Adams County were recognized by the District 14 coaches, beginning with Division III girls, where North Adams senior guard Staci Dinsmore was named to the Second Team. There were no countians on the First or Third teams but Dinsmore’s teammate Avery Harper, along with Peebles’ Jessica Sowards and West Union freshman Alexa Pennington all received Honorable Mention.

For Division IV girls, Manchester senior Morgan Johnson received Third Team honors, with freshman teammate Darrington White named Honorable Mention.

The Southern Hills Athletic Conference was well-represented as a whole on the girls’ All-District squads. In Division III, Lynchburg’s McKayla Binkley was named to the First Team, with teammates Hannah Binkley and Peyton Scott named to the Second Team, and Lady Mustang senior Ali Little named to the Third Team. Eastern Brown’s Allison Day received Second Team honors with teammate Molly Prine being named Honorable Mention.

In Division IV girls, Grace Shope of Fairfield made the Second Team, with teammate Macie Pauley getting Honorable Mention.

Lynchburg’s Whitney Lewis was honored as the Division III Coach of the Year.

In the boys’ vote, North Adams senior Trey Meade received Third Team recognition with teammate Isaiah Anderson garnering Honorable Mention.

The SHAC was also represented in Division III by Second Teamers Marcus Day of Eastern and Devin Pierson of Lynchburg, Third Teamer Eric McLaughlin of Lynchburg, and Honorable Mention went to Eastern’s Charles Bellamy and Lynchburg’s Zach Blankenship.

In Division IV boys, Peebles sophomore Tanner Arey was named to the First Team with teammate Camron Gordley grabbing Second Team honors. Manchester’s Sean Frost was named to the Third Team, with teammate Colton Thornburg and Peebles senior Scout Kremin gaining Honorable Mention.

From the SHAC, Fairfield’s Ethan Putnam was placed on the Third Team with teammate Wyatt Evans named Honorable Mention.

In Division III, Portsmouth’s Ky’re Allison was named Player of the year with Sciotoville East’s Akia Brown earning the same honor in Division IV.

Peebles’ Tanner Arey, foreground, and teammate Camron Gordley both earned Division IV All-District recognition from the District 14 coaches. Arey was named to the First Team, with Gordley making the Second Team.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_AreyGordley.jpgPeebles’ Tanner Arey, foreground, and teammate Camron Gordley both earned Division IV All-District recognition from the District 14 coaches. Arey was named to the First Team, with Gordley making the Second Team. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Manchester freshman Darrington White was given Honorable Mention All-District recognition in Division IV by the District 14 Coaches Association.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_White.jpgManchester freshman Darrington White was given Honorable Mention All-District recognition in Division IV by the District 14 Coaches Association. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Manchester junior Colton Thornburg was named All-District Honorable Mention in Division IV by the District 14 coaches.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Thornburg.jpgManchester junior Colton Thornburg was named All-District Honorable Mention in Division IV by the District 14 coaches. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Several countians are recognized as All-District

By Mark Carpenter

The People’s Defender

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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