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Manchester celebrates alumni, win

9/12/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

NEW FRANKLIN — It was a night of celebration for Manchester High School alumni and the football team Sept. 6.

The Panthers (2-0) continued their winning streak with a 30-19 win over the visiting Woodridge High School Bulldogs (1-1).

The game also was the annual Hall of Fame game, with five new inductees enshrined into the Manchester Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime. The inductees, shown above, from left, include Scott Cantrell, Jordan Portraitis, Michael Hollenbach, Rob Adamson and James Smith.

The Manchester Alumni Association hosted its 12th annual Pre-Game Tailgate Party prior to the Panthers’ football game. Following the game, the Athletic Hall of Fame Reception was held with cake and refreshments.

The Manchester Alumni Band also performed during the evening’s festivities.

Alumni who joined the marching band at halftime were trumpeters, shown below, from left, Danielle Shaffer (Class of 2011), Eric Elmond (Class of 2010) and Kevin Six (Class of 2003).

For more on the game, see Page 9.

— By Kathleen Collins

Photos: Dale Dong

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