One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

Girls basketball sectional pairings announced

North Adams head coach Rob Davis will lead his Lady Devils into post season action on Feb. 18 when they battle Huntington in a sectional title game.

Second season begins on Feb. 15 –

Story and photo by Mark Carpenter –

The “second season” for the local girls’ basketball squads is just around the corner as the Division III and IV sectional tournament brackets were released last weekend.  With the regular season in its final week, the local teams will soon set their sights on the postseason trail.
In Division IV, it has been a tough season to this point for Coach Vohn Hoop and the Manchester Lady Greyhounds, but they will start all over on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  On the night, the number 11 seeded Lady Hounds (2-17) will travel to Northwest High School for an 8 p.m. tip off, matched up with number six seed Paint Valley (9-10) in a sectional semi-final contest.  If the Lady Hounds put it all together and pull off an upset, they would move to the sectional title game on Feb. 18 back at Northwest, facing the number three seeded Glenwood New Boston Lady Tigers (13-5).
The rest of the Adams County girls’ teams will play in the Division III sectional and the first one to see action will be Coach J.R. Kirker and his number seven seed Lady Dragons (5-13).  West Union will travel to Valley High School in Lucasville on Wednesday, Feb. 15 where they will pair up in a sectional semi-final battle with number 10 seed Adena (1-18).  A win there sends the Lady Dragons into the sectional finals where they would meet a familiar face in the number two seeded Lynchburg Lady Mustangs (17-3).  That sectional final is set for Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Valley High School.
Earning a number four seed in the Division III sectional were the Peebles Lady Indians, under the direction of head coach Billie Jo Justice.  The Lady Indians (11-7) will be in action at Valley High School at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, facing the number five seeded Piketon Lady Redstreaks (13-5) in a sectional championship battle.  A win there sends the Peebles girls to the district semi-finals at Waverly High School on Monday, Feb. 27, where barring upsets, they would likely face the number one seeded Fairland Lady Dragons (15-2).
Finally,  a solid regular season still left Coach Rob Davis and the North Adams Lady Devils with a tough tournament road.  The Lady Devils (14-4) are a number three seed in Division III and will face number six seed Huntington (13-5) in a sectional final contest on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:15 p.m. at Valley High School.  A win in that tough match up sends North Adams to the district semis at Waverly on Feb. 25 at 1:45 p.m., where they will likely meet number two seeded Wheelersburg (17-2).
All of the girls tournament brackets can be found online at www.seodab.org and readers can follow the postseason action on the sports pages of The People’s Defender.

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