Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

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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