Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors

Lady Rockets move to 2-0

The Fayetteville Lady Rockets are halfway through their four-game road trip to start the season and so far, so good.

Nearly a week after knocking off the West Union Lady Dragons, Fayettevile continued their winning ways against the Hillsboro Lady Indians, travelling north for a convincing 62-38 victory.

Fayetteville started the contest on fire, tallying 18 points in the first quarter. However, the Lady Rockets cooled off big-time in the second, scoring just six points. Luckily, the defense was solid in both quarters and the team carried a 24-14 lead into halftime.

The second half was all Fayetteville, as the team scored 38 of their 62 points in the final 16 minutes and held the Lady Indains to just 24 points, majority of which came in the fourth quarter as the game was already out of hand.

Samantha Murphy was one of several players who set career-highs in the game. She tallied a personal-best 34 points and tied her career-high by draining five three-pointers in the contest. She also hit five of her six free-throws.

Cecilia Murphy set a career high with nine rebounds and senior Megan Koch tallied a career-best 13. Hayley Moore and Hannah Wiederhold also set personal bests in boards, as each pulled down seven. Finally, Taylor Cornett set highs in points with 12 and rebounds with 8.

While the team’s offensive output was impressive, head coach Toby Sheets said his team’s defense is what they are excelling at so far.

“We’re playing solid defense,” Sheets said. “All through the preseason, a big part of our concentration has been on finding a few things we can do well. With such a young group, it has been like starting all over again. We’ve found something we can do well: play defense.”

The Lady Rockets will get another chance to show off their defensive prowess in the team’s final road game of the aforementioned road swing Monday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. as the team travels to Whiteoak for a Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest. The team’s first home match of the 2015-2016 season takes place Thursday, December 10 against North Adams at 7:30 p.m.

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Fayetteville beats Hillsboro 62-38

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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