Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp

JH Lady Hounds win tight one

The Manchester Lady Hounds eighth grade girls and head coach Johns Kennedy pulled out a close win on Saturday, Dec. 19 on their home court, squeaking past the Fairfield Lady Lions 34-32. Though the Lady Hounds are classified as an eighth grade team, there are only three eighth graders on the squad, the rest being seventh graders.

“With most of us being seventh graders, we’ve had some problems with size discrepancy and this game was no different,” said Coach Kennedy. “Their size gave us some trouble and we trailed the majority of the game.”

“Defensively we had quite a few breakdowns that gave them easy opportunities the entire game. We were finally able to speed them up and force some turnovers and convert them into points.”

The Lady Hounds trailed after the first quarter 11-7 and at the half 13-10, after both teams could only muster a combined 5 second period points.

In the third quarter, the Lady Hounds fell behind 21-14 but rallied behind three-pointers by Taylor Morrison and Abby Young to close the gap to 23-22 after three periods. The fourth quarter was an exciting one, going right down to the wire. A basket by Brooke Kennedy tied the game at 32 with just 30 seconds left and after a Fairfield miss, Kennedy rebounded and found Young on the break. Young took the ball to the hole and hit the contested, left-handed layup with 11 seconds left that proved to be a game-winner for Manchester. The Lady Lions turned the ball over before they could get off a shot attempt. giving the Lady Hounds the two-point victory.

Kennedy led the Lady Hounds, who improved to 3-1, with 8 points, with Young and Braxlynn McClanahan adding 7 each. Morrison also tossed in 6 for the winners.

The junior high Lady Hounds will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 4 with a road game at Northwest.

FJH 11 2 10 9 —32

MJH 7 3 12 12 -34

FHS (32): Oder 1 0-0 2, Jones 3 0-0 7, G. Lawson 3 1-2 7, Thackston 1 0-0 2, Duffie 0 2-2 2, T. Lawson 1 0-0 2, Wolfe 2 0-0 4, Sanderson 3 0-1 6, Team 14 2-5 32.

MJH (34): Turner 0 1-2 1, Young 3 0-0 7, Jones 1 0-0 2, Kennedy 4 0-0 8, Morrison 2 0-0 6, Sweeney 1 1-2 3, McClanahan 3 1-2 7, Team 14 3-6 34.

Three-Point Goals:

FJH- Jones 1

MJH- Young 1, Morrison 2

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Manchester 34 Fairfield 32

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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