Archive - Jul 2012 - Sports Article
Decatur True Value, the eight and under All-Star team, came in second place at the Monmouth All-Star tournament.
The tourney was a pool consisting of six teams: Decatur, Monmouth, New Haven, Elmhurst, Hoagland, and Monroeville.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson earned the checkered flag in this year's Brickyard 400, a record-tying fourth victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and DDD corospondent Chris McCoy was present taking the festivities, including this shot of Johnson's #48 car.
2012 JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP—Rorick Electric ended their season on Wednesday night in second place falling to 1st Class Hoosiers in the championship game at Hannah Nuttman, 3-1. The players are listed here starting with the front left to right: Morgan Shifferly, Emily Selking, Rylie Velez, Meghan Busick, Sarah Noonan, Sarah Enterline, Jessalyn Akers. In the back: Coach Sandy Busick, Coach Amy Gage, Alyssa Selking, Jenna Busick, Kaydee Gage, Gabby Birch, Coach Katie Birch. not present for photo: Alex Reichart. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
The 2012 Iron Kid triathlon, sponsored by the Decatur Parks & Recreation, was held July 21 at Adams Central High School with approximately 50 area children participating in the three event competition.
A day after surviving Eichhorn's Jewelry in the semi-finals, undefeated 1st Class Hoosiers faced another challenge in the championship when they edged Rorick Electric in a pitcher's duel, 3-1.
Rorick had just beaten West End in the other semi-final, 10-1 and were definitely playing their best softball after 1st Class had been virtually unopposed all season long.
After breezing through the first round against the eight-seeded Decatur Dental Monday night, 12-0, the 1st Class Hoosiers faced their toughest game of the season in the semi-final match-up against Eichhorn's Jewelry but six runs in the fifth inning sealed the comeback win for the undefeated one seed, 11-9.
ONTO PIT ROW—Members of the Will Power car crew pull the racer onto Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indy 500 earlier this year. Crews and teams continue preparations for this weekend’s second annual event, the Brickyard 400.
In the Eight and under All-Star tournament held in Hoagland this weekend, Decatur True Value placed second out of four teams losing in the championship on Sunday to the undefeated New Haven All-Stars.
Beka Wilder of Minds Eye Graphics pitched a no-hitter against First Bank of Berne on Monday evening during a senior league game at Hannah Nuttman as the squad topped Bank, 8-0.
The only blemish on the hurler for the night was seven issued walks to Bank batters but timely K's made up for the free passes as she ended up with nine strikeouts in the game as Mind's Eye coasted to another victory.
AAU NATIONAL TEAM—The Asics Munciana Mogwai volleyball team out of Muncie, IN recently placed fifth in the nation in the 13-Open division of the 2012 AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships held in Orlando, FL on in late June. This year they also competed in the JVA Wold Challenge in Houston on March 30 where they finished second overall. Players on the team consist of girls from the Muncie area with two players from Indy, and a local Decatur player, Taylor Bebout, who is in the back row second from the left in the photo above. (Photo provided)