Headed to the District Finals Betty D Cox Michael L Evans Thelma R Stamper Therese A Boerger Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award

Manchester wins ‘A” ball opener

Peebles’ Alex Seaman was ruled out at second base on this play in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s “A” league baseball game in Manchester. Manchester’s Jordan Carpenter takes the relay throw and applies the tag.

Manchester’s Trey Meade slides safely into home, jarring the ball out of the glove of Peebles catcher Levi Newkirk, in first inning action from Wednesday’s “A” league game. Meade pitched five shutout innings on the mound to help the Greyhounds top the Indians 9-1.

Peebles reliever Jacob Lightner delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s “A” league action in Manchester. Lightner pitched three innings, allowing two earned runs, in a 9-1 Manchester victory.

It was a successful June 3 opener for the Class “A” Manchester Greyhounds as they played host to Peebles 1 and using a five-run sixth inning to break open a close game, topped their visitors by a final score of 9-1.

The Greyhounds got five shutout innings from Trey Meade as their starting pitcher and some timely hitting as they took their season opener after having their first two scheduled contests cancelled.

After Meade worked out of a two on, two out jam in the top of the first, the Manchester offense struck first, getting three runs in the bottom half off of Peebles starter Stephen Penn. The first two hitters, Rickey DeAtley and Jordan Carpenter drew walks, and DeAtley moved to third on a fly out to right off the bat of Cole Meade, then slid home under the catcher’s tag after a passed ball. a double to right center by Trey Meade drove Carpenter home with the second run of the frame.

A wild throw on a ground ball back to Penn allowed Mason Applegate to reach safely and move Meade to third, where he came home on a close play at the plate on a sacrifice fly to center by Kaulen Cox to give the home team a 3-0 advantage after one.

After that rocky first inning, Penn settled down and allowed just one run over his next two innings of work. In the top of the third, Peebles got a one-out double to center from Lane Hanson but he was picked off of second base in a rundown and tagged out by Applegate, and a strikeout swinging of Alex Seaman ended the inning. The Greyhounds added a run in the bottom of third when DeAtley walked again, stole second, and came home on a Cole Meade base hit to center field to make it 4-0.

Peebles got a couple of base runners in the fourth on a Zach Jones single and a walk to Jacob Lightner, but Meade fanned Wade Shiveley to again work out of trouble. In the bottom of the fourth, Lightner came on to pitch for the Indians and allowed a lead off single to Nick Hoskins and then walked Kaulen Cox, but got a lift from his defense when with Cox running, a pop up behind the plate was snagged by catcher Hanson who fired to first for an easy double play.

Both teams went down in order in the fifth and Peebles finally got on the board in the top of the sixth with Kaulen Cox on in relief for the Hounds. A strange inning began with Hanson drawing a walk, stealing second, but being gunned down by Hoskins attempting to steal third for the first out. The next hitter, Seaman followed with a fly ball that dropped in along the left field line but he was thrown out at second attempting to stretch the hit into a double. With two outs now, Levi Newkirk was hit by a pitch, stole second, and came home when Penn grounded a single between short and third to make it 4-1. Cox got Jones to fly to left for the final out to keep the Manchester lead at three.

With the visitors still within striking distance, the Greyhounds padded their advantage by scoring five times in the bottom of the sixth off of Lightner. DeAtley led off the frame with his third walk of the game, stole second, and came home when Carpenter drove a long two-bagger to right center. Carpenter came home on a base hit to center by Trey Meade that made it 6-1.

Meade came across later in the inning when Kaulen Cox reached on an error and a Leevi Francis single to center plated Hoskins, who had earlier drawn a walk. Another Peebles error allowed Cox to cross the plate and after six innings of play, the Greyhounds now held a 9-1 lead.

In the top of the seventh with Cox still on the mound, Shiveley and Lawyer Glazebrook drew free passes, but Cox got Bostin Robinson swinging for the final out of a successful opening night for the Greyhounds.

Trey Meade got the win for the Hounds, going five scoreless innings and striking out 11 Peebles hitters. At the plate, he was 2 for 3, scored twice, and drove home a pair. Lead off man Rickey DeAtley was on base three times via the walk and scored all three times. Jordan Carpenter was 1 for 2 and scored twice, while Cole Meade, Nick Hoskins, and Leevi Francis also had base hits for the winners.

For Peebles, who dropped to 1-1, Stephen Penn took the loss, giving up three earned runs in three innings. Alex Seaman was 2 for 3, with Lane Hanson, Penn, and Zach Jones accounting for the remainder of the Indian hits.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday, June 6 with the Greyhounds hosting West Union 3 and Peebles at home with West Union 2.

PEEBLES 000 001 0 —1

MANCHESTER 301 005 x—9

Peebles Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI): Hanson 2-0-1-0, Seaman 3-0-2-0, Newkirk 1-1-0-0, Penn 3-0-1-1, Jones 3-0-1-0, Lightner 2-0-0-0, Shiveley 2-0-0-0, Rawlins 2-0-0-0, Glazebrook 2-0-0-0, Robinson 3-0-0-0, Team 23-1-5-1.

Extra Base Hits: Hanson 2B

Manchester Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI): DeAtley 0-3-0-0, Carpenter 2-2-1-1, C. Meade 3-0-1-1, T. Meade 3-2-2-2, Applegate 3-0-0-0, Hoskins 1-1-1-0, Kaulen Cox 1-1-0-1, Francis 3-0-1-1, Thatcher 2-0-0-0, Lucas 1-0-0-0, Dryden 1-0-0-0, Kaige Cox 1-0-0-0, Kessler 1-0-0-0, James 2-0-0-0, Team 24-9-6-6.

Extra Base Hits: Carpenter 2B, T. Meade 2B

Peebles Pitching: Penn (L) 3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 72 pitches

Lightner 3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 52 pitches

Manchester Pitching: T. Meade (W) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K, 85 pitches

Kaulen Cox 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 46 pitches

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