Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
BUTLER, IN—Both the Lady Starfires and Lady Jets found ways to advance to tonight's sectional semi-final with wins against their opponents in the opener on Monday night to earn the right to play each other for a spot in the championship.
Adams Central had the closer of the two contests in game one of the Eastside-hosted sectional playing an upstart Churubusco Lady Eagles team and pulling out a gritty, 2-1 decision thanks to two runs in the fourth inning.
Pairings for the girls track regional set for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Northrop's Spuller Stadium in Fort Wayne have the Bellmont Squaws with a pair of second place seeds while three more individuals enter the competition with a fourth place ranking.
The Braves played the rude hosts to the Concordia Cadets and the Munster Mustangs on Saturday afternoon in the Bellmont Invitational.
Both games ended with the Braves on top in extremely tight contests starting with the win against the Cadets in game one, 7-6, and followed by the gutsy win against the Mustangs, 5-4.
KINGSLAND— Adams Central fought through the odds on Wednesday and Thursday to make it to their sixth sectional championship in as many years and on Friday night, the Lady Jets earned their second title in that run, only their third in school history with a 3-2 win over Huntington North.
"We expect to be in the championship each year," AC coach Mike Hower noted after the match. "We don't always win, but we expect to get there. Eventually you have to win a few and we finally did it."
2012 SPRING SPORTS
17-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; IHSAA Boys Track Sectional at Wayne, 4:30 p.m.; BELLMONT-Baseball at Jay County, 5 p.m., Softball at Bishop Dwenger, 5 p.m.
18-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; ADAMS CENTRAL-Baseball at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Softball at Snider, 5 p.m.
FORT WAYNE— A day removed from a stunning 1-0 upset from East Noble, the Braves vented their frustrations on the lowly North Side Redskins in a 14-5 rout on Wednesday night during a non-conference battle.
The loss to East Noble put a damper on the Braves' NHC hopes, but Bellmont is not faltering as their main goal has always been a sectional title and beyond. The win against North Side was just another stepping stone for the heavy hitters in the Braves' lineup who are now hungry for playoff baseball.
NEW HAVEN—Shocking results from the opening event of the IHSAA girls track sectional Monday night have propelled the Bellmont Squaws into a top three team position heading into the rest of action tonight at Bluffton High School.
PONETO—Adams Central slapped out 10 hits including a home run and three doubles and stopped ACAC opponent Southern Wells by a 12-3 tally in varsity softball action Monday at the Raiders' diamond.
Adams Central never trailed in the game as Coach Cary Blake's crew erupted for six big runs in the top of the first and then added five more in the third. Southern Wells came up with a pair in the bottom of the fourth to avert a possible 10-run mercy game when Baublet doubled in both Raider runs.
The Braves have done it again, winning another conference game in the stacked NHC by the slimmest of margins, this time a 2-1 victory over the DeKalb Barons on Thursday night to stretch to a 4-1 mark amongst the Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
Bellmont junior ace Matt Chronister found himself in a pitching duel once again going the distance for all seven innings allowing only one run in the ball game on six hits.
BERNE—The Jets had a chance to take their revenge on the South Adams Starfires on Thursday night after losing their first meeting in the Coaches versus Cancer Classic earlier this season, but the Starfires repeated their late-game heroics with a five-run sixth inning to take the lead and put their cross-county rivals on their backs, 14-12.