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 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

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.”

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_0882-5.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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