Therese A Boerger Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC

Hounds get weekend split

Still looking for some kind of consistency that has eluded them all season, the Manchester varsity boys basketball squad earned a split in their two games last weekend, one at home and one on the road. On Friday, Jan. 29, the Hounds overcame all the distractions involved in Homecoming Night to defeat the West Union Dragons 61-45, but on Saturday night the Hounds traveled to Whiteoak and laid an egg in falling to the Wildcats 70-47.

Friday night’s Southern Hills Athletic Conference victory over West Union came after Hounds’ head coach Kyle Pertuset made some necessary lineup changes and opened up the team’s offense. That move resulted in the Greyhounds hitting 13 three-point shots in the game, beginning with four in the opening quarter- two by Jamie Combs and one each from Colton Thornburg and Kaulen Cox, as the home team led 16-7 after eight minutes of play.

The Hounds continued the three-point barrage in the second quarter, getting a pair from beyond the arc from Mason Bilyeu and another from Combs on their way to a 27-17 halftime advantage.

Though the Dragons got threes in the third quarter from Garrett Vogler and Eiljah McCarty, the period belonged to Manchester’s Thornburg who fired in three treys plus two more scores from inside the arc. Toss in Combs’ fourth trey of the night and the Hounds were in front 48-31 after three quarters of action.

In the final eight minutes, Cox, who has benefited the most from the new Hounds’ lineup, hit two more threes in the fourth quarter as the home team defended their turf on Homecoming night with a 61-45 win over the visiting Dragons.

In the win, the Greyhounds placed three players in double figures, led by Thornburg’s 18 points. Combs added 13 and Cox 11, with Sean Frost getting 7 and Mason Bilyeu 6.

West Union (3-14) was led by 13 points from sophomore Garrett Vogler, the only Dragon in double figures. Craig Horton added 9 and Logan Clifford 6.

The win on Friday night improved the Hounds to 5-11 on the year, but the bad loss at Whiteoak the next night dropped them to 5-12, with a very tough week ahead with games upcoming with North Adams and Eastern Brown.

The Dragons were out of conference on Feb. 2, hosting Blanchester, and travel to Fayetteville in SHAC play on Friday, Feb. 5.

WUHS 7 10 14 14 —45

MHS 16 11 21 13 —61

WUHS (45): Welch 1 0-0 2, Fuller 1 0-0 2, Vogler 5 1-2 13, McCarty 1 2-2 5, Kramer 2 0-0 4, Horton 3 1-1 9, Clifford 2 2-2 6, Weeks 1 2-2 4, Team 15 8-9 45.

MHS (61): Combs 4 1-2 13, Aldridge 0 3-4 3, Frost 3 1-2 7, Thornburg 7 0-0 18, Bilyeu 2 0-0 6, Young 1 1-2 3, Cox 4 0-0 11, Team 21 6-10 61.

Three-Point Goals:

WUHS- Vogler 2, McCarty 1, Horton 1

MHS- Combs 4, Thornburg 4, Bilyeu 2, Cox 3

Mancehster’s Jamie Combs, right, looks to make his move on West Union’s Elijah McCarty (14), during last Friday night’s varsity boys game in Manchester.’s Jamie Combs, right, looks to make his move on West Union’s Elijah McCarty (14), during last Friday night’s varsity boys game in Manchester. Courtesy photo
Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

By Mark Carpenter

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