January 21st, 2011
FORT WAYNE â€” Homestead assured itself of at least a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title in girls basketball Friday night belting out an 81-55 victory over the Bellmont Squaws at the Spartans gym.
The win for Homestead moved them to 15-2 on the season and 6-0 in the NHC. Their last conference contest is next weekend against DeKalb (8-7, 3-2) but the Spartans have already defeated pre-season favorite Norwell (15-1, 5-1). Bellmont fell to 1-5 in NHC action and is 7-9 for the year.
BLUFFTON â€” Ten days ago, Adams Central got field goals and free throws late in the game to seal a long-sought victory over Bluffton, 59-54.
Last night, it was the homestanding Tigers who got late baskets and foul shots to ice a 50-41 win that was also a key conference victory.
Most of the sports talk-show "experts" feel that the Green Bay Packers' Rodgers is the best of the four quarterbacks remaining in the NFL playoffs, and that the Packers will walk into Soldier Field Sunday and sack the Bears, earning a Super Bowl spot.
Okay, Rodgers has a year of experience on the Jets' Mark Sanchez. He's better than the unpredictable Jay Cutler of Chicago. But better than Ben (I've done my penance) Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh, who has a pair of the gaudy rings? I don't think so.
Monroe firefighters were been sent to a chimney fire at County Rds. 100 South and 000 around 3:05 p.m. today.
Ben Baker defeated eighth-rated Brad Busse for the second time this week Thursday in a wrestle-off for the 189-pound starting slot. Baker will be in the lineup Saturday as the Braves attempt to defend their NHC wrestling crown at Carroll..
Busse was seeded second at 189 with an 11-3 record. Spencer Raypole of Carroll, who nipped Bellmont's Isaac Birch 3-2 in the dual meet, is the top seed at 189. Ben Baker will bring in a 9-2 record.
"For us to win the ACAC tourney, we need to have excellent placement. I feel we have a deeper team than most in the tourney, so if we can get solid placement in all of the classes we'll be in good shape," stated South Adams coach Eric Myers on the chances of SA adding the tourney crown to its 7-0 dual meet record.
MONROE—The Bellmont swim team captured all 12 first place finishes in the boys meet and nine in the girls meet to easily post victories over Adams Central Thursday night at the AC pool.
The Bellmont boys tripled the score on the AC team by a 136-42 count while the Squaws doubled the Jets by a 120-60 count.
Regional health officials on Thursday received an update on the devastating toxic algae bloom in a nearby Ohio lake and were offered tips on how to handle similar health-related incidents should they occur locally.
Does the City of Decatur need a hired hand to enforce its zoning laws? That question came up at this week's city council meeting and became the subject of a discussion.
Councilman Matt Dyer sparked the question when said the plan commission had talked earlier in the day about getting the city cleaned up for the 175th anniversary celebration in August. The question also was raised, Dyer said, about who would do the enforcing: the plan commission or the city.
It will almost certainly be No. 8 Bellmont vs. No. 5 Yorktown in the first round of the Adams Central Team Wrestling Regional on February 2.
The IHSAA announced pairings for the Team Wrestling Tournament Thursday afternoon, and it pits the winner of the Jay County Sectional against the winner at Delta, then the winner at Carroll vs. the winner at New Haven.