Veteran Manchester basketball coach Gene Schindewolf is closing in on 500 career wins.
Schindewolf is in his 39th season overall and has a record of 499-345, according to research conducted by Manchester’s A.J. Hite, Scott Ross and Eric Stone.
Schindewolf is in his 34th season at Manchester, which is scheduled to play at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Friday and at Fairless on Tuesday.
Schindewolf starred in football, basketball and track and field at Manchester and graduated in 1971. He played basketball at the College of Wooster and graduated in 1975.
Schindewolf transitioned to coaching as an assistant at Manchester from 1975-1979 to Bernie Conley and Don Adey. He was then the coach at Dalton for five seasons from 1980-1985 before returning to coach Manchester in 1985.
Manchester won Division III district titles in 1996 and 2007 under Schindewolf, and he has been the coach for five players who have exceeded 1,000 career points — his son, Nate Schindewolf, JoJo France, Jordan Petraitis, Tucker Pappas and Todd Lindeman. Gene also played with Manchester’s all-time leading scorer (Mike Phillips, 2,573 points).
Manchester has a 7-9 record this season after a 64-60 win over visiting Northwest on Tuesday. Trent Pappas, the son of Tucker, led the Panthers with 17 points, and Sam Hettich (12 points) and Ethan Wright (11 points) also reached double figures.
This year’s Panthers also includes Gene’s grandson, Jordan Schindewolf.
Harris for the win
Freshman Sencire Harris made a game-winning floater with one second remaining in the fourth quarter on Tuesday to lead host North Canton Hoover to a 53-51 win over Canton Central Catholic.
Harris scored 17 points and teammate Jonah McCartney added 14 points.
Boys quick shots
• Lukas Swartz scored 22 points and Kyle Coffman contributed 19 points to lead host Mogadore to an 85-43 win over Southeast on Tuesday.
• Host Norton beat Ravenna 66-60 Tuesday with three players scoring in double figures — Tyler Scott (21 points), Phillip Wallace (18 points) and Dom Reinart (11 points).
• Revere improved to 11-3 with a 78-60 win over Willoughby Cornerstone Christian on Tuesday. Jimmy Salamone (16 points), Chris Richardson (14 points), Samson Albert (12 points and eight assists) Grant Scherler (11 points) led the Minutemen.
Girls quick shots
• Medina (18-0, 12-0) defeated Elyria 63-14 on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena in a Greater Cleveland Conference game before the Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards. Sarah McKee led the Bees with 13 points, Lindsey Linard scored 11 points and Madison Luthy chipped in 10 points.
• Stow (14-2, 10-1) beat host Hudson 70-36 on Tuesday to earn its 10th win in a row. Emily Andrassy scored 19 points and Lilee Carlson scored 14 points for Stow in the Suburban League National Conference game.
• Olivia Payne, Marissa Berlin and Kelsie Glass each made pivotal plays in the closing seconds of host Green’s 37-35 win over Manchester on Monday. Payne dropped in the game-winning layup off of a pass by Berlin and Glass preserved the win with a block. Alyssa Ziehler led Green in scoring with 12 points and Payne scored nine points.