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 OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

Lady Rockets blow out Lockland in sectional opener

MONROE — The Fayetteville Lady Rockets travelled west to Monroe High School for a sectional tournament bout with the Lockland Lady Panthers.

It wasn’t much of a fight at all, in reality, as the Lady Rockets jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter en route to a dominating 63-27 victory.

Fayetteville had an excellent first quarter offensively thanks to Samantha Murphy. Murphy scored 11 of her 18 points, pushing her squad to a 23-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Lockland picked things up on offense a bit in the second quarter, as some of their shots began to fall. However, Fayetteville received another offensive boost, this one from senior Meghan Koch. Koch scored the first eight points of the second quarter, pushing the Lady Rockets’ lead to 31-3.

Fayetteville would hold the Lady Panthers scoreless in the third quarter, and by the fourth quarter the Lady Rockets would be using a mix of reserves and freshman to finish out the game.

Head coach Toby Sheets said he liked the fact that his team was able to get so many different players involved in the game, especially those that hadn’t played at the varsity level yet this season.

“We got several people in that hadn’t seen much,” Sheets said. “I think that’s a reward. They’ve been practicing just as hard as the starting five. We got the freshman in here too. There were a lot of good things.”

Sheets said he was also proud of how his team handled themselves once they built the lead, especially since he’s not fond of asking the team to back off.

“I was happy with the outcome,” Sheets said. “I hate asking the kids, because when you get to tournament time you should be ready to go. Our kids were able to handle it, they showed maturity and they were humble. They didn’t rub their nose in it by any means so I was happy with it.”

Murphy’s 18 points led all scorers. Koch and Hannah Stegbauer each tallied eight points. Every Rocket scored at least one basket except for Hannah Weiderhold.

The Lady Rockets advance to the next round of the tournament, which consists of a return trip to Monroe on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to take on Cincinnati College Prep. Sheets said that game will be a bit more of a challenge, but he also noted the Rockets have faced tougher competition.

“They’re better,” Sheets said. “They’re probably not as good as anyone in our conference though.”

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Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference

Boys Basketball

Western Brown 57, Bethel-Tate 22

New Richmond 61, Georgetown 41

Goshen 55, Felicity 33

Batavia 58, CNE 50

Norwood vs. Blanchester (4)

Amelia vs. Williamsburg (5:30)

Girls’ Basketball

Williamsburg 85, Aiken 46

Felicity-Franklin 42, New Miami 36

Amelia vs. Lakota East (2:30)

Georgetown vs. Gamble Montessori (3:30)

Western Brown vs. Taylor (6:30)

Southern Hills Athletic Conference

Boys’ Basketball

Eastern 66, Hillsboro 61

Whiteoak at Northwest (7:30)

Girls’ Basketball

Lynchburg 63, West Union 39

Fairfield 60, Manchester 55

Peebles at North Adams (4:30)

Rock Hill vs. Eastern (6:15)

Fayetteville’s Hannah Wiederhold attempts a jump shot in the first half of her team’s victory over Lockland on Saturday.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC_0882-2.jpgFayetteville’s Hannah Wiederhold attempts a jump shot in the first half of her team’s victory over Lockland on Saturday.

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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