Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp

Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday

North Adams’ Asher Young slides safely into third base during action from the 12U All-Star Game, played Sunday afternoon at the West Union Rec Park.

Perfect afternoon for SHYL Baseball showcase – 

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter – 

Though Mother Nature seemed to have other ideas, the Southern Hills Youth League was finally able to hold their annual baseball All-Star Games and festivities on Sunday, July 30 at the West Union Rec Park. After being rained out twice, the event nearly saw a third cancellation due to the weather but through the hard work of some dedicated volunteers, the four fields at the Rec Park were in tip-top shape by Sunday afternoon.

Peebles’ Brandon Rayburn takes a big swing during the 10U Home Run Derby.

Four differents SHYL All-Star Games took place on Sunday- 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U, with players representing West Union, North Adams, Peebles, Manchester, Ripley, Whiteoak, and Lynchburg, which meant that players from the same regular season teams could face one another on opposing sides in the All-Star contest.
Fans filled the areas around all the fields to watch their own “All-Stars” perform as the weather cooperated with an almost “no clouds in the sky” sun-kissed afternoon.
Besides the game themselves, a lot of attention was centered on the field where the Home Run Derby was taking place. Just like their big-league counterparts, these Knothole heroes took their turn at swinging for the fences in a friendly long-ball competition. Most of these young sluggers had been off for about three weeks now since their tournaments had ended, so the dingers were a little tough to come by, but Manchester’s Leland Horner went deep nine times to win the 10U Derby, while Manchester’s Josiah Kennedy took the 8U title. The 12U winner was Peebles’ Hunter Newkirk and the 14U champion was Jacob Gross from Whiteoak. The emcee duties at the Derby were ably handled by C103 Radio’s Brad Rolfe, who also introduced all of the assembled All-Stars before play began, giving each their own little moment in the sun.
At the conclusion of each All-Star game, the players were awarded medals and left with a day full of great baseball memories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved