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

C103 Senior All-Star Game is March 24 at North Adams High School

Local radio station C013 Country will step up to the plate once again next week as they sponsor their 33d annual Senior All-Star Game. After broadcasting hundreds of basketball contests throughout the 2015-16 season, the station now will host a gathering of the senior student-athletes of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference for a night of fun and friendly competition.

This year’s game will take place on March 24 at North Adams High School, with the girls action beginning at 6 p.m., the start of a big night of showcase activities.

Besides the girls and boys All-Star Games, the evening will include the always popular Slam Dunk Contest, won last year by the high-flying prowess of West Union’s Tyler Sininger. Also part of the competition will be the Hot Shot Three-Point Shooting Contest, won in 2015 by Peebles’ Zach Arrasmith and Fairfield’s Kaitlin Evans.

Besides the basketball activities, there will be the “Cash Grab” plus a Split the Pot which always sends some fan home with a nice payday. Also on the slate will be an auction of a megaphone signed by all the cheerleaders and basketballs signed by the girls and boys teams.

The fun on the hardwood is the focus of the evening, but perhaps the most important part of the night is when C103 will award its annual scholarships. The station has given away over $100,000 in scholarship money at past All-Star Games.

Earlier this week, all of the senior student-athletes and cheerleaders who were chosen for this year’s game got together for practice and a pizza party and the opposing teams were chosen and are as follows:

Girls White Team: Delaney Walsh (Eastern), Lindsay Malott (Eastern), Samantha Murphy (Fayetteville), Marissa Mitchell (Lynchburg), Vanessa Thiel (Lynchburg), Bailey Leininger (Lynchburg), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), Summer Wilbur (Manchester), Taylor Wylie (North Adams), Kaitlin Toller (Peebles), Kristen Abbott (Ripley), Suzanne Dragoo (Ripley), Hannah Riddle (West Union), and Mikayla Akers (West Union).

The White Team will be coached by SHAC Coach of the Year Whitney Lewis from Lynchburg along with Fayetteville’s Toby Sheets.

Girls Red Team: Molly Prine (Eastern), Abby Fultz (Eastern), Macey Paulie (Fairfield), Kate Boler (Fayetteville), Meghan Koch (Fayetteville), Emily Roush (Lynchburg), Ali Little (Lynchburg), Madison Wills (Lynchburg), Staci Dinsmore (North Adams), Kristen Grooms (West Union), Michaela Luman (Whiteoak), Ashleigh Harless (Whiteoak), and Emma Wardlow (Whiteoak).

The Red Team will be coached by North Adams’ Rob Davis and Eastern’s Kevin Pickerill.

Boys White Team: Marcus Day (Eastern), Nick Kelch (Eastern), Austin Doss (Eastern), Heath Unger (Eastern), Ethan Putnam (Fairfield), Wyatt Harris (Fairfield), Cole Schaefer (Fayetteville), Caleb Dowers (Fayetteville), Max Iles (Fayetteville), Devin Pierson (Lynchburg), Josh Ahrmann (Lynchburg), Christian Inman (Lynchburg), Brandon Gingerich (North Adams), Mikey Sheeley (North Adams), Brandon Ashbaugh (Whitoeak), and Kyle Marler (Whiteoak).

The White Team will be coached by SHAC Coach of the Year Matt Carson from Lynchburg and Fayetteville’s Darryl Iles.

Boys Red Team: Charles Bellamy (Eastern), Mickey Hundley (Eastern), Zach Blankenship (Lynchburg), Brandon Storer (Lynchburg), Sean Frost (Manchester), Rickey DeAtley (Manchester), Trey Meade (North Adams), Cole Meade (North Adams), Scout Kremin (Peebles), Tyler Ryan (Peebles), Tucker Schmitz (Peebles), Chandler Slowey (Ripley), Austin Dearing (Ripley), and Logan Clifford (West Union).

The Red Team will be coached by Josh Arey from Peebles and Nathan Copas from North Adams.

White Team Cheerleaders: Kayla Tomlin (Eastern), Samantha Enoch (North Adams), Holli Justice (Lynchburg), Kara Payne (Ripley), Abby Caudill (Ripley), Lillian Collins (Fairfield), Kennedy Jones (West Union), Shelby Hobbs (West Union), Taylor Grooms (West Union), Kayleigh Robinson (Manchester), McKayla Smith (Manchester), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), and Brooke Hoop (Peebles).

Red Team Cheerleaders: Sydney Enoch (North Adams), Chelsi Hacker (Lynchburg), Madison Smith (Lynchburg), Tyisha Myrick (Ripley), Kayla Smallwood (Whiteoak), Grace Larrick (Fairfield), Kelsey Young (West Union), Hunter Jones (West Union), Alicia Harmon (West Union), Kayla Wagoner (Manchester), Cassidy Spires (Manchester), Katie Fetters (Manchester), Sydney McDaniels (Peebles), and Reannen Kiley (Whiteoak).

Karly Boerger from North Adams goes up for a shot in action from the 2015 C013 Senior All Star Game.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Boerger.jpgKarly Boerger from North Adams goes up for a shot in action from the 2015 C013 Senior All Star Game. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

West Union’s Brady Hinkle goes up for a dunk attempt in the 2015 version of the always popular Slam Dunk Contest.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Hinkle.jpgWest Union’s Brady Hinkle goes up for a dunk attempt in the 2015 version of the always popular Slam Dunk Contest. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

North Adams’ Braxton McFarland heads up court in action for last year’s C103 Senior All-Star Game.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_McFarland.jpgNorth Adams’ Braxton McFarland heads up court in action for last year’s C103 Senior All-Star Game. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
33rd All-Star Game is March 24 at NAHS

By Mark Carpenter

The People’s Defender

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

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