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

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

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

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