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Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney

A hometown battle–North Adams vs. North Adams in Third Grade Boys action.

56 teams compete in eight divisions –

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

Any basketball tournament is a massive undertaking, but that holds especially true for the recently completed Adams/Brown Youth League postseason tournament, which featured 56 teams in eight divisions, and was hosted by Adams County’s four elementary schools.  With the hard work of bracketologist Tony Staggs and many,many volunteers, the 2017 tournament went off without a hitch, with the final group of champions being crowned on Feb. 18.
The following is a recap of the action in each of the eight divisions of the single elimination action.
Third Grade Girls: North Adams #2, coached by Andy Garrison, were the third grade girls tourney champions.  They defeated West Union in the semi-finals and then Manchester in the title game to claim the championship trophy.
Third Grade Boys: Eleven teams competed in the third grade boys bracket and when the dust finally cleared, it was North Adams #1, coached by Derrick Pence, who came out on top.  The young Devils defeated North Adams #2 in the quarterfinals, Manchester in the semis, and then West Union #1 in the finals to stake their claim to the championship hardware.,

Peebles vs. West Union: Third Grade Boys

Fourth Grade Girls: The fourth grade girls title went to West Union #1, coached by Jake Stout.  The little Lady Dragons knocked off Peebles in the semi-finals and then won the tourney with a victory over North Adams in the championship contest.
Fourth Grade Boys: With nine teams beginning tourney play on Feb.  13, the fourth grade boys champion was a team out of Highland County, as Lynchburg captured the title. The Mustangs defeated the Adams County Christian School, Eastern Brown, and Manchester to take home the first place trophy.
Fifth Grade Girls: The fifth grade girls tournament title also went to Lynchburg, as the Lady Mustangs, coached by Matt West, defeated Manchester in the semis and North Adams in the finals.
Fifth Grade Boys: The fifth grade boys tournament championship went to North Adams, coached by Jody Young.  The Devils topped Peebles in the semi-final round and then in the championship tilt, defeated Manchester.
Sixth Grade Girls:  The sixth grade tournaments provided fans an early glimpse of the athletes who will make up the junior high rosters next season in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference,and in sixth grade girls competition the tourney title went to a Brown County team, Ripley.  To earn the crown, the Lady Jays defeated North Adams #1 in the semis and then North Adams #2 in the finals.
Sixth Grade Boys:  Brown County also grabbed the first place hardware in the sixth grade boys’ brackets as the title went to Eastern Brown. To get to the top, the Warriors took down North Adams #2 in the quarters, Peebles in the semis, and then North Adams #1 in the championship game.

Sixth Grade Girls: Manchester vs. North Adams.

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