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

Greyhounds pick up first win

It took three tries but new Manchester boys basketball coach Kyle Pertuset finally picked up his first win as a Greyhound as the Hounds hosted and defeated the Fairfield Lions in come-from-behind fashion, 63-57 on Dec. 8 in Manchester. The game was a Southern Hills Athletic Conference match up and the win evened the Hounds’ conference mark at 1-1 in the early going.

The Greyhound offense was hitting on all cylinders in the first quarter on Tuesday night, especially the hot hand of sophomore guard Jamie Combs. Combs hit a pair of three-pointers in the opening stanza and another from inside the arc for 8 points as the home team raced to an 18-14 lead after one period.

The momentum turned in the second quarter and the Manchester offense went a bit stale, scoring just 9 points while the visiting Lions got a pair of treys from Jensen Daulton to turn the scoreboard and give Fairfield a 30-27 halftime advantage.

The Lions would increase that lead in the third period, though the Hounds stayed close with a pair of long threes by senior Sean Frost and two buckets by big man Cole Pribble. Even with those offensive efforts, the Hounds couldn’t stop Fairfield’s Ethan Putnam on the other end as Putnam racked up 9 third quarter points and the two teams headed to the final eight minutes with Fairfield seemingly in control and leading 48-42.

Still holding the lead about midway through the fourth quarter, Fairfield coach Everett Snyder decided to put his team in a stall, a move that would backfire as the Greyhound defense began to force Lion turnovers and capitalize on the other end as the home team roared from behind.

The Hounds did a lot of their comeback damage in the final eight minutes from the free throw line, especially after they regained the lead and the Lions were forced to foul. In the final period, Manchester hit 9 of 12 from the charity stripe, including a perfect 4 for 4 from Bryan Young. Add in four points each from Frost, Pribble, and Colton Thornburg and the Greyhounds turned a six-point deficit into a six-point victory, coming from behind late to down the Lions 63-57 for their first SHAC win of 2015-16.

“I am extremely proud of the way our kids fought back, not only in the game, but in practice and preparation for the game,” said Coach Pertuset after the win. “Good things will happen when we keep our nose to the grindstone and we know better things are coming down the road if we work hard, persevere, and win the moments, practice by practice, possession by possession, and game by game.”

Sean Frost led the winners with 19 points, described by the coaches as a “quiet 19.” Bryan Young added 12, with Cole Pribble also hitting double figures with 10. Jamie Combs added 9 and Colton Thornburg 7 for the Hounds.

Fairfield was led in the defeat by 17 points from Wyatt Evans, 15 from Ethan Putnam, and 14 from Jensen Daulton.

The Greyhounds are back in SHAC action on Friday, Dec. 11 when they host the Whiteoak Wildcats with the JV tip off set for 6 p.m.

FHS 14 16 18 9 —57

MHS 18 9 15 21 —63

FHS (57): Putnam 7 0-0 15, Evans 6 5-6 15, Daulton 4 2-2 14, Current 2 0-0 4, Harris 3 1-2 7, Team 22 8-10 57.

MHS (63): Combs 3 1-2 9, Aldridge 1 0-0 2, Frost 7 3-3 19, DeAtley 1 0-1 2, Thornburg 2 3-3 7, Young 4 4-4 12, Cox 1 0-0 2, Pribble 5 0-1 10, Team 25 11-14 63.

Three-Point Goals:

FHS- Putnam 1, Daulton 4

MHS- Combs 2, Frost 2

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Manchester comes back to top Fairfield in SHAC action

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.con

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

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