Archive - Aug 2012 - Sports Article
MONROE — Abbey Lichtle stroked the ball through the Bishop Luers defense for the final point of the evening, capping a huge Adams Central win in a five-game showdown with the Lady Knights.
"I am very proud of my girls," stated Adams Central coach Ashley Beard.
FORT WAYNE—The first words coach Krull used to describe the Snider/Bellmont game on Thursday night was "intense."
The Squaws got off to another slow start which led to the eventual dropping of game one, but, as Bellmont has shown all season long to this point, when they get warmed up they are hard to beat.
In a four-game battle with the Lady Panthers, Bellmont emerged victorious 20-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-10.
The Squaws lost a tough conference match against the Norwell Lady Knights on Tuesday night, falling by a 3-2 score in a match that saw two overtime periods and a shootout, while picking up a win last Thursday against rival Columbia City, 3-0.
MONROE—The Braves collided with the Flying Jets of Adams Central on Tuesday night at the Hangar picking up a huge victory over the talented Jet team, 3-2 to remain perfect on the season.
Bellmont, now 5-0 to begin the year, got a boost of confidence from their doubles team, an area that coach Joe Selking thought may be the hardest to replace after last season's successful team.
Before the Hall of Fame festivities, the Cross Country Men's League playoffs were held. The Monday league champion Democrat team edged out Thursday champs, Hometown Healthcare, 6-4 to take the league title. In the A spot, Mike Macke beat Dr. Mike Ainsworth 83 (net 81) to 84. At position B, Jared Friedt shot an 81 (net 78) beating out Scott Ainsworth's 79. AJ Kalver nipped Marty Simonson, 78 (net 77) to 78.
The Decatur Baseball Association has announced Clemente post-season award winners, and the winners of two skills contests held at the conclusion of the season. Contest winners for both Reese (11-12) and Mays (9-10) were also named.
OSSIAN—Yogi Berra once redundantly noted "it was deja vu all over again."
That was the case Saturday at the Adams-Wells County Cross Country Invitational at Norwell High School as the same two teams that won the Bellmont Conditioner meet last Tuesday again won titles with the Bellmont girls edging out Norwell while South Adams stormed to an easy triumph in the boys meet.
YORKTOWN—For the first time all season, the Squaws have a number other than "0" in their loss column after surviving the always brutal Yorktown Invitational.
Bellmont coach Craig Krull wouldn't have it any other way, though. The Squaws' leader's philosophy has always been to play the toughest teams during the regular season so that come sectional time and beyond, his team is seasoned and ready.
WATERLOO—The Bellmont boys tennis team ventured to DeKalb High School for an eight-team tennis invitational Saturday in what would end up being their first true test of the season.
The Braves ended up fourth as a team with feelings that they, "could have done better," according to Bellmont coach Joe Selking.
Strong early season cross country performances at the Bellmont Invitational found Bellmont and South Adams winning team titles Tuesday evening in the girls and boys meet respectively.
"I knew we were in the hunt for the title. I wasn't sure we had won but knew it would be very close," related Bellmont coach Carl Risch as meet officials totaled up the points for the 11 teams in the girls' field and found Bellmont had 57 points compared to Jay County's 59 and Leo's 65.