Archive - Jun 13, 2011 - Sports Article
Bryce Baumgartner, who is not a stranger to national championships, didn't have it as a goal to win the triple crown of Indiana wrestling this past spring.
"Because I do it every year," said the 12-year-old soon to be seventh grader at Bellmont Middle School.
Well, he has done just that — win Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman titles — in each of the past three seasons. He did it this year as a 120-pound Novice.
(Caden Friedt was one of two Decatur Wrestling Club grapplers to win the state mat triple crown, state titles in Folkstyle, Greco-Roman, and Freestyle.)
Most nine-year-old boys worry about video games and when the next trip to McDonald's is slated.
Caden Friedt, the nephew of the late John Friedt, took on more somber thoughts this spring with the passing of his uncle, who had been a dedicated wrestling coach for Bellmont and Decatur for almost four decades.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont High School senior Brandon Voglewede has selected the University of Saint Francis to continue his baseball career and education.
A 9-run fifth helped Kintz Insurance go to 9-1 with a 16-4 win over Hull Lift Trucks Thursday in H.E.B.A. Mays play, while Bixler Insurance downed Decatur Dental 9-5.
Ethan Corral doubled with three hits and 2 RBI and Noah Macklin stroked an inside-the-park home run with 3 hits and 4 RBI to pace the Kintz win. Payton Boyd had 3 hits with 2 RBI while Liam Adams had 2 hits and 1 RBI, as did Josh Price.
Kobe Ortiz had 2 hits for Hull.