Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
OSSIAN — Two Adams County teams advanced to the semi-final round of the IHSAA tennis sectional Saturday with opening wins Wednesday night at Norwell High School.
Adams Central turned the tables on Huntington North with a 3-2 win after losing to the Vikings 4-1 just eight days ago while Bellmont shutout South Adams 5-0.
"What happend was that we showed up at the board meeting and a lot of those hopes — our leap of faith — were crushed. We settled back, talked through some things, then came to the conclusion that this was not the right opportunity, not the right time for us," stated a gracious Nate Andrews, after announcing Tuesday afternoon that he decided against signing a contract to coach football and teach at Bellmont High School.
INDIANAPOLIS—Pairings for the annual baseball sectional were announced Tuesday by officials at the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).
Sectionals will be held at Bellmont and Bishop Luers for schools involving Adams County teams (the Luers sectional is held at the Indiana Tech field in Fort Wayne).
Bellmont Volleyball Coach Craig Krull is holding three meetings announcing the summer volleyball schedule. Any Bellmont student interested in playing volleyball in the fall needs to attend just one meeting to receive the calendar.
The meetings are at 8:00 p.m., dates and locations are: Sunday May 22, in the main Bellmont gym; Monday May 23, and Wednesday, May 25, in the BHS auxiliary gym.
Those with questions should contact Coach Krull at 223-5136.
MONROE—Led by a "monster" home run to left field into the wind by Alyssa Keller, the Adams Central Jets posted a 3-1 ACAC softball triumph over Southern Wells Monday evening at the AC diamond.
Keller's solo shot in the bottom of the fourth as the leadoff hitter for Adams Central broke up a scoreless pitching dual between Sydnee Peterson of the Jets and Crista Carter of Southern Wells.
MONROE—Adams Central was on the short end of 4-3 and 6-1 tallies in a varsity softball doubleheader played Saturday against Angola at the AC diamond.
The opening game went extra innings with Meghan Schwartzengraber's two-out double scoring the game-winner in the top of the eighth. Schwartzengraber also homered for Angola in a three-run fourth off losing AC hurler Sydnee Peterson and went the distance on the mound to collect the win with seven strikeouts.
The Decatur Baseball Association officially kicked off its season Saturday with Opening Day festivities. Besides two official games and a practice game, pictures were taken of most of the teams, and Courtesy Motors General Manager Jim Kelley attended and tossed out the first ball.
Through a national Chevy Youth Baseball Program, Courtesy Motors of Decatur is backing Decatur Baseball with equipment, a monetary contribution, and through the sale of raffle tickets for two automobiles and other prizes.
What a welcome to Decatur for Nate Andrews, and his family, received Tuesday night when he attended the North Adams School Board meeting. Wow!
I wish I could say I was surprised. The way things have gone for this school board, something like this was almost predictable.
Bellmont softball fans should get their hiking boots out, Norwell has once again been awarded the area girls softball sectional.
Bellmont will take on Maconaquah in the semi-final round of the Norwell 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:15 p.m.
Norwell (6-12) will meet Peru in the only quarter-final contest on Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m. and that winner will meet Fort Wayne Wayne in a semi-final contest on Wednesday, May 25, also at 5:15.
Carroll won boys' varsity and reserve golf matches on a steamy Wednesday at Cross Creek Golf Club.
The varsity score was 157 to 162 and the JV score was 162 to 201.
In the varsity match, Carroll’s No. 1, Oliver Gibson, shot a one-under 35 for medalist honors. Alex Cahill added 40 while Cam Brower and Alex Ramsey both shot 41 to pace the winners.