Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days 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

Greyhounds get weekend split

It was an even down the middle weekend for Coach Kyle Pertuset and his Manchester Greyhounds as they won their second game of the season on Friday, Dec. 11 and then suffered their third loss on the next night. On Friday, the Hounds picked up their second consecutive win in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference by knocking off the visiting Whiteoak Wildcats 56-43, then back on their home floor on Saturday, the Greyhounds dropped a 57-47 decision to the Portsmouth Clay Panthers.

In the Friday night victory, the Hounds allowed Whiteoak to stay close for three quarters before pulling away in the fourth for the double digit win. Manchester led 12-11 after the first period and 28-25 at the half. In the second quarter, the Hounds maintained the lead thanks to the long ball, getting three-point goals from Colton Thornburg, Bryan Young, and Kaulen Cox.

Manchester outscored the Cats 14-13 in the third quarter, setting up what looked to be an exciting, tight final eight minutes, but the Hounds had other ideas as they clamped down on defense and held Whiteoak to just 12% shooting and 5 points. Meanwhile, the home team posted 14 and ended the evening with a 56-43 triumph.

“We have the potential to be pretty skilled,” said Coach Pertuset in a post game radio interview. “I think just sometimes we forget about the little things like boxing out and being strong with the ball. We just have to do the fundamentals of basketball for a full 32 minutes.”

“Whiteoak is a very scrappy team and I look for them to win their fair share this season. We finally decided to grab a couple of rebounds there in that fourth quarter and we switched up our defense a little to up the pressure and stop their guards from penetrating. If we just stay hungry and get better every day in practice, we will be tough.”

In the win, the Hounds were led by 17 points from Colton Thornburg, including four three-point goals. Also hitting double figures was Cole Pribble with 13, with Bryan Young adding 7 and Sean Frost 6.

WHS 11 14 13 5 —43

MHS 12 16 14 14 —56

WHS (43): Wissel 1 0-0 2, Marler 2 2-2 6, Burns 5 0-0 11, McClure 2 1-2 5, Carraher 4 0-1 10, Ashbaugh 2 4-4 8, Yeager 0 1-2 1, Team 16 8-11 43.

MHS (56): Combs 1 1-2 4, Aldridge 1 0-0 2, Frost 1 4-4 6, DeAtley 1 0-0 2, Thornburg 6 1-1 17, Young 3 0-0 7, Cox 2 0-0 5, Pribble 6 1-1 13, Team 21 7-8 56.

Three-Point Goals:

WHS- Burns 1, Carraher 2

MHS- Combs 1, Thornburg 4, Young 1, Cox 1

Saturday night was not so productive for the Gtreyhounds as they lost a non-conference home game to Portsmouth Clay 57-47. In the defeat, Manchester placed three players in double figures, Bryan Young with 14, Sean Frost with 12, and Colton Thornburg with 10.

The Saturday night loss dropped the Hounds to 2-3 overall with another non-conference contest set for Tuesday, Dec. 15 at home with the Western Indians. Manchester jumps back into SHAC play on Friday, Dec. 18, making the long trek to Leesburg to face the Fairfield Lions.

Manchester’s Colton Thornburg averaged 13.5 points over the weekend as the Greyhounds split two games, topping Fairfield on Friday night and losing to Clay on Saturday night.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Thornburg.jpgManchester’s Colton Thornburg averaged 13.5 points over the weekend as the Greyhounds split two games, topping Fairfield on Friday night and losing to Clay on Saturday night. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Manchester 2-3 at press time

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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