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

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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