The Manchester Enterprise: Local Sports

Manchester Still Unbeaten

Paces Creek Nearly Pulls Upset in Tuesday Night Game


Paces Creek's Macy Roberts tries to fend off defensive pressure from Manchester's Summer Parker during Tuesday night's game.

Coach Ronnie Mathis’ Manchester Lady Tigers outscored visiting Paces Creek 10-6 in the fourth quarter, giving the Lady Tigers enough to win Tuesday night’s game 36-31.

Paces Creek jumped out to an early 7-5 lead at the end of the first.  Both teams went back and forth throughout the second, but the Lady Bears outscored Manchester 10-8 in the second for a 17-13 lead at the half.

But Manchester stormed back, as Chasity Sizemore scored seven of her nine points in the third quarter, giving her Lady Tigers a 26-25 lead after three.

Coach Rhennie Jones’ Lady Bears couldn’t get over the hump in the fourth, clawing to within one, but couldn’t retake the lead, as Manchester was able to hold on for the five-point victory.

The win improves Manchester to 7-0 on the year, while Paces Creek falls to 4-3.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 03:31

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Raiders Find Success in Jam Packed Week

Eighth Grade Wins Corbin Shootout

Since dropping three of their first four games, Coach Denver Word’s eighth grade CCMS Raider basketball team has bounced back, winning five straight, including the Corbin Shootout tournament this past weekend.

Following their Corbin Shootout victory, the eighth grade team returned to Corbin on Monday, defeating the host Redhounds 39-33.

Wes Wolfe led the Raiders in the scoring column with 14 points, 12 in the second half.  Ty Lyttle finished with nine, while Billy Wilson and Blake Smith recorded eight points apiece in the win.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 03:26

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Halfway Through

Wildcats, Lady Tigers Remain Number One at Midseason Mark


Burning Springs' Hannah Reid attempts to steal a ball from a Paces Creek player during Monday's elementary school games.

With undefeated 6-0 records, the Manchester Lady Tigers and the Hacker Wildcat basketball teams stand atop the elementary school rankings as the elementary basketball season reached its midseason point on Monday.

(Note: Rankings in story reflect previous week’s rank.)

#2 Manchester            40

#3 Big Creek                28

11 different Manchester Tigers scored in Tuesday night’s game, led by Steven Collins with nine points.  Jacob Deaton added eight, Spencer Dubbels with six, and Connor Robinson chipped in four.  Tyler Mathis pitched in three points, Jared Boley, Connor Farmer, Dustin Mathis, and Carter Bowling recorded two points apiece, while Josh Hicks and Cameron Farmer added an additional point each in the win.

Austin Estep paced the Indians with 12 points.  Austin Jones netted seven, Donovon Grubb pitched in four, Timothy Bowling added three, and Tyler Hoskins recorded an additional two points in the loss.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 04:56

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Lady Tigers Leave No Doubt

Manchester Girls, Hacker Boys Win Battle of Undefeateds

The Manchester Lady Tigers and the Hacker Wildcats came away with big victories Thursday night in a doubleheader of games that included four undefeated teams.

Girls Games Thursday

#1 Manchester            34

#2 Hacker                     22

A 14-5 halftime lead was too much for Hacker to overcome, as Manchester remained unbeaten on the year.

Shelby Phillips and Hannah Woods led the charge with 10 points apiece for the Lady Tigers.  Kaylee Mathis poured in nine points, as Cameron Sizemore and Summer Parker netted three and two points, respectively, in the win.

Kimberlyn Mills led the Lady Wildcats with 13 points.  Emma Hurd pitched in five, and Baylie Hensley and Jamea Grubb recorded two additional points apiece in the loss.

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Knox Sweeps Raiders

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Visiting Knox County delivered the Clay County Middle School Raider basketball team two losses Thursday night, sending the seventh grade to their first loss of the season, while the eighth grade fell to 1-3 on the year.

8th Grade

Knox Co.            44

CCMS                  40

Leading by two at the end of the third quarter, the Raiders were outscored 13-7 in the fourth, falling 44-40.

With a team-high 16 points early in the fourth quarter, Raider Wes Wolfe went down hard, injuring his ankle, forcing the Raiders’ leading scorer to the sideline for the remainder of the contest.

With Wolfe out and teammate Ty Lyttle forced to an early exit due to foul trouble, the Raiders’ firepower wasn’t enough on the offensive end.

Wolfe led all scorers with 16 points, while teammate Blake Smith had a very nice outing with 13 points.  Lyttle finished with six points, while Phillip Mitchell and Byron Allen chipped in two points apiece.  Billy Wilson rounded out the scoring with an additional point in the loss.

7th Grade

Knox Co.            43

CCMS                  22

Coach Jimmy Dezarn’s seventh grade Raiders struggled on both ends of the court Thursday night, and the visiting Panthers took full advantage, gaining a 21-point victory.

Trevor Sams led the Raiders with 12 points and nine rebounds.  John Sizemore chipped in three, as Will Sexton, Adam Carnahan, and Tyler Fields netted two points apiece.  Logan Gabbard rounded out the scoring with an additional point in the loss.

The Raiders return to action Friday, hosting Lexington Catholic.  Saturday, the eighth grade Raiders will take part in the Corbin Shootout, and both Raider squads end the week on the road against Corbin on Monday.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 04:53


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