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

Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown

North Adams’ Brooklyn Wylie brings the ball into the front court in action from the June 26 Monday Night League, Lady Devils facing Lynchburg-Clay.


North Adams. Lynchburg finish off summer activities – 

Story and photo by Mark Carpenter – 

The end of the month of June also signifies the end of summer basketball action as teams now enter their dead period before the onset of the 2017-18 school year. One of the summer events for local girls’ basketball squads was the annual Monday Night League which concluded on June 26 in three different sites, one of them North Adams High School, where the Lady Devils welcomed in the Western Brown Lady Broncos and fellow SHAC member, the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs.
The opening match up of the night saw North Adams roll past Western Brown 45-28, and next up Lynchburg also topped Western by a score of 48-20. The final game of the night, with games being two 20-minute halves, was an early peek at two of the top teams in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference’s big school division, with North Adams moving up to the big school for the 17-18 season.
The Lady Mustangs will have a different look this season, a bit lower in numbers and missing the graduated Binkley twins, but they still return perhaps the top player in the conference in junior Peyton Scott and Scott was on hand to face the Lady Devils, who were down two starters with Taylor Hesler and Grace McDowell on a school trip.
The first half of the LC-NA match up was a defensive struggle, with scoring at a premium on both sides. A three-pointer by Brooklyn Wylie put North Adams up 15-11 at the 2:30 mark, but Lynchburg rallied to tie before a basket in transition by Avery Harper gave the Lady Devils a 17-17 halftime lead.
The scoring picked up a bit in the second half with a layup by Alaina Eiterman and a three by Lakyn Hupp putting North Adams up 24-20. The hard-to-stop Scott then led a Lynchburg run of 13-3 that gave the advantage back to the visitors at 33-27. Another Harper bucket cut the North Adams deficit to four, but Scott penetrated for a bucket off the glass to make it 35-29.
Scores by Harper and Hupp pulled the Lady Devils within two with 36 seconds left but the Lady Mustangs sealed the win at the free throw line, winning the summer finale 37-33.
Despite the loss, North Adams head coach Rob Davis was still pleased with the progress his team has made in their summer play and the improvement by some of his underclassmen.
“Overall we have had a good summer,” said Davis. “We’ve had close to 28 kids involved at the high school level which is good. A lot of our freshman and sophomores got a lot of minutes at the varsity level and that can only make them better. We have a lot to look forward to if we just keep working at it.”
“We have a lot of depth with all these young and athletic kids and I tried a lot of different combinations this summer and we got good minutes from everyone tonight and all summer. Next year should really be a fun year, but it won’t be easy with the move up to the division with Lynchburg and Eastern Brown. With just two sectionals next year, that is going to be a lot tougher.”

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