Archive - Jun 2011 - Sports Article
Adams Central senior Nathan Busse (right) receives the award for being the top boys basketball player in Adams County from Scott Mentzer of the Voice Enterprises. Busse recently completed his strong athletic career at Adams Central, playing football, basketball and baseball for the Jets. (Photo Provided)
Brian Hakes of Decatur has been named one of 24 hockey players in Indiana who are recipients of a Hobey Baker Character Award.
The awards are presented by the Hobey Baker Award Foundation through the Indiana State High School Hockey Association (ISHSHA).
The above South Adams student-athletes attended a leadership conference earlier this week at Indianapolis Pike High School and heard from Butler men's basketball coach Brad Stevens. Attending from SA were: (Front row, L-R) Hannah Moore, Lily Taing, Alexis Ford, Kristen Muselman, Kristal All, Lyndsey Chandler, (Back row, L-R) Mike Pries (AD), Joel Schmidt, Scott Hoeppner, Evan Liechty, Blake Fox, Jacob Werst, Dustin Wanner, Jessie O'Dell (Coach). Attending but not pictured: Trent Lehman (Principal). (Photo provided)
The Erie Haven team won the recent Pee Wee Reese championship in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance (HEBA) with a 10-1 victory. Team members pictured include front row, left to right, Alex Torres, Anthony Hurst, Nick Garcia, Justin Bersch, Bryce Moser, and Luke Strickler. Back row: Derek Simon, Gregg Shoaf, Daxtyn Uhlman, Brett Funk, Skylar, Brady Manis, and Peyton Staub. In the back are coaches Shaun Funk and Greg Strickler. Not pictured are player Manny Brewer and coach Rex Brewer. (Photo provided)
The Decatur Thunderbirds tallied four runs in the top of the fifth inning Sunday in the championship game of the Decatur 10-and-under tournament at Rube Wynn Field and captured the event with a final 19-8 win over Wallen.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The Adams County Golf Tournament took place over the weekend with action starting Saturday at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, and finishing up Sunday, at The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and both the men’s and women’s divisions were won by defending champions.
Winning the Ladies division championship play was Brenda Shifferly shooting 86 on Saturday and 83 Sunday. Pleased with her play as well,Shifferly now has won 34 times in City, County and Club championships in her golfing career.
All four Decatur teams advanced in the quarter-final round of the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Mays Tournament, held at three sites Thursday night.
In Decatur, Decatur Dental Service scored five runs in the second inning, but still had to come from behind to nip Box and Pallet of Monroeville 9-7, and Hull Lift Truck exploded for a 16-1 in over the Fleming Rays (Monmouth). At Monroeville, league champ Kintz Insurance downed the Monmouth Cubs, while at Monmouth, Bixler Insurance, the second seed, bounced Heyerly's Ice Angels 12-2.
The Decatur Dirty Birds baseball team downed the Warsaw Indians, 5-0, at South Bend recently to take over second place in their conference. The Birds bested the Indians 2-1 in a three-game series.
Ryan Leugers got the win, beating former minor league hurler Adam Augustine, who only lasted four innings. Leugers went seven innings, with two strikeouts and one walk. Ian Clay threw two innings of scoreless relief for the Birds.
Here's how the Dirty Birds scored:
The United Steelworkers will open the H.E.B.A. Clemente tourney tonight versus the F.O.P. Cardinals at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The winner will play top seed Bleeke Electric on Friday at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The V.F.W. Orioles will meet Murphy USA in the second game at 7:15 at Monmouth Friday.
In Decatur games, slated for Field 4, Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy will meet SportForm at 6 p.m. Friday in a rematch of their extra-inning affair from Wednesday, and the Grover Co. Indians will meet Adams Memorial Hospital in the 7:15 p.m. game.
"It's going to be really tough," said Bellmont grad Dana Kaczmarek on letting go of the competitive athletic career.
"I cried more the last day at softball ... more than at graduation," said the 2011 Phyllis Hebble Award winner. The Hebble Award, named in honor of the first Bellmont girls coach in about every sport, goes to the outstanding female athlete at Bellmont.