Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range”

Manchester takes down Felicity in Foundation Game

It didn’t count in the standings but for a first-year head coach, a win in an exhibition game cane be quite important. That ws the case for Coach Kyle Pertuset and his Manchester Greyhounds as they traveled to Clermont County on Nov. 14 to battle the Felicity Cardinals in the annual Foundation Game that has become a tradition in the preseason between the two schools.

For Coach Pertuset and the Greyhounds, it was an opportunity to get on the floor in uniform, in front of a crowd, and in game conditions, as the Foundation Games are played just like a regular season game, four eight-minute quarters. It turned out to be a successful exhibition for the visiting Hounds as they jumped to a big early lead, then had to hang on to top the Cardinals by a final score of 69-61. The winners placed three players in double figures, paced by 26 points from senior Sean Frost.

“We did not play as well as we would have liked , but anytime you have the poise to hold on to a game on the road and secure the victory, you take away positive building blocks,” said Coach Pertuset.

Manchester came out like gangbusters on Saturday night, outscoring the Cards 21-8 in the first period. Frost was nearly unstoppable in the first eight minutes, pouring in 13 points to help the Greyhounds race out in front. The Hounds also got two buckets from Justin Aldridge in building the double-digit advantage.

The second quarter was the polar opposite of the first as the host Cardinals woke up and turned the tables, outscoring the Hounds 18-8 to turn what began as a rout into a close contest at halftime. The Hounds struggled on offense in the second quarter, getting a three-pointer from Rickey DeAtley, but seeing Frost held without a field goal after his hot start. When the intermission rolled around, the guests had seen their lead shrink to 29-26.

The roller coaster contest made another twist and turn in the third quarter, this time again in the favor of the Greyhounds. Behind a pair of threes from Bryan Young, two more buckets from Frost, a pair of scores from Colton Thornburg, and a defense that allowed just three field goals, Manchester sprinted out to another double digit advantage, leading at the end of three quarters of action, 49-35.

The home team wasn’t finished however, even with eight minutes to play and a 14-point deficit. The Cards roared back, outscoring Manchester 26-20 in the final quarter, but with the aid of a pair of buckets off the bench by Mason Bilyeu and 10 free throws, the Greyhounds were able to hold on for the 69-61 victory.

It was Frost getting his senior year off to a rousing start and leading the Hounds with 26 points, joined in double figures by Bryan Young and Colton Thornburg who added 12 apiece. Justin Aldridge and Jamie Combs each scored 6 for the winners, and Coach Pertuset was impressed with his team’s balance.

“Our balance on offense is the key for the season,” said the Manchester head coach. “We have multiple guys that can share the scoring load, and if we buy into that, we are going to be difficult to guard.”

The next test for the Hounds comes Friday night in the annual Southern Hills Athletic Conference Preview, which will be held on their home floor. Even though it will be just two quarters of action, it will be a good early measuring stick for Manchester as they have a 9 p.m. tip off scheduled against the two-time defending district champion Peebles Indians.

The regular season begins for the Greyhounds on Tuesday, Dec. 1 when they will play host to Lucasville Valley.

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Frost gets 26 in exhbition win

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Manchester 69 Felicity 61

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

MHS 21 8 20 20 69

FHS 8 18 9 26 61

MHS: Young 12, Frost 26, DeAtley 3, Combs 6, Bilyeu 4, Aldridge 6, Thornburg 12

Three-Point Goals: Young 2, DeAtley 1

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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