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 Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game

Peebles’ Jessica Sowards hauls down a rebound during action from the March 28 District 14 All-Star Game.

Sowards, Gordley, Cox represent Adams County –

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

Eastern Pike High School was once again the site for the 2017 versions of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 14 All-Star Games, featuring seniors from all four divisions showcasing their talents for fans and a number of college scouts.
The evening began with the North-South Girls All-Star Game, which featured one young lady from Adams County, Peebles’ Jessica Sowards.   The format for the All-Star games was two 20-minute halves with a running clock, and the first half of the girls’ game was a low-scoring affair, punctuated by the teams combining for five three-point goals and ending in a 19-19 tie.
The game remained tight in the second 20 minutes, with Sowards hitting a three-pointer for the South, coached by Eastern Brown’s Kevin Pickerill and Notre Dame’s J.D. McKenzie.  The North squad hit five free throws down the stretch to hang on for a 38-33 win.
The winners were led by 8 points from Southeastern’s Audrie Wheeler and 7 from McClain’s Malea Montavon.  Chillicothe’s Osh Brown, the District’s Division I and II Player of the Year, scored 6 for the North as did Hanna Reisinger from Miami Trace.
For the South, Waverly’s Laken Smith scored 10, with Notre Dame’s Hagen Schaefer adding 8.
Between games, all of the All-District Teams, girls and boys, from Divisions I-IV were introduced and the Southern Hills Athletic Conference was represented well and also had Eastern’s Pickerill named the Division III Coach of the Year and Allison Day of the Lady Warriors named Division III Player of the Year.  Peebles’ Richard Smalley was recognized as the Boys Assistant Coach of the Year.

Manchester’s Kaulen Cox goes up for a layup in action from the District 14 Boys All-Star Game, played on March 28 at Eastern Pike High School.

The boys’ game was a bit more high-scoring, resembling at times an NBA All-Star Game, with lots of run and gun action and very little emphasis on defense.  Two Adams Countians played for the South squad, Peebles’ Camron Gordley and Manchester’s Kaulen Cox.
In the first half, a combined 20 different players dented the scoring column on both sides, with Miami Trace’s DeAndre Pettiford leading the North and Sciotoville East’s Akia Brown pacing the South.  Cox fired in a pair of three-pointers in the first half, which closed with the North holding a 38-35 advantage.
The second half belonged to Portsmouth’s Kendal Reynolds, who nailed five three-pointers after going scoreless in the first half for the South squad.  Cox added two more treys for the South, but they could not keep up with the high-flying antics of the North team, who got four more baskets from Pettiford, including a pair of dunks, and three baskets from Lynchburg’s Joe Giordano that included one breakaway slam, as they pulled away for an 83-72 win.
The North had a very balanced scoring attack, led by Trace’s DeAndre Pettiford’s 12 points and Giordano with 11.  Tyrae Pettiford from Miami Trace added 10, with Fairfield’s Jesse Current and Adena’s Trey Postage each scoring 8.
For the South, Reynolds led the way with his 17 second-half points, with Manchester’s Cox getting 12, all from beyond the three-point arc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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