David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards

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

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