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 Adams 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 The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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

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

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