Archive - Nov 2013 - Sports Article
FORT WAYNE— It took two and a half quarters to break the spirit of the Squaws Tuesday night at Bishop Dwenger.
The Saints' only three-pointer of the game came with two minutes left to play in the third frame from the hands of Erin Ryan after a Bellmont turnover pushing the once manageable lead to 11 points at 40-29 and Dwenger would eventually cruise to a 63-47 finish.
KINGSLAND— Bishop Dwenger outscored Columbia City 267-262 in the quest for first place at the Norwell Invitational Saturday kicking off the swimming season for the girls in Adams County.
Bellmont finished fourth with 215 behind third place Oak Hill (225), while Norwell finished fifth at 185, Bluffton was sixth at 131, and the Lady Jets were last with just 17 points.
BERNE— The Lady Starfires started out their 2013-14 basketball campaign Saturday night at home against the Blackford Bruins coming away with an exciting overtime win, 54-47.
A night after the Berne boys lost the regional title at home, the Lady Stars treated the South Adams faithful with a gem of a contest that saw SA take an 11-5 lead after one quarter.
BERNE— The magic run for the Starfires fell flat on Friday night as Tri-Central came to town and handed the Berne boys a 28-7 loss at home to end their season at the regional championship.
South Adams (5-8) had been living on the edge for the past two weeks with a win in the sectional semi-final game against county-rival Adams Central 14-13, followed by another thriller on the road at Southwood earning the title with a 40-39 overtime win.
Fumbles and critical plays still curse the Purdue football program as was demonstrated last Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Iowa scored the first touchdown in nine plays and 90 yards at 11:15 in the second quarter. Purdue responded in six plays and 35 yards to tie the game 7-7. Momentum and energy soon began to change when the Hawkeyes, with 1:57 on the clock before halftime, scored a touchdown sending the two teams into the locker rooms with Iowa leading 14-7.
The new youth baseball league merger combining the former Decatur and Monmouth Baseball Leagues now has a name: the North Adams Baseball League.
In a meeting at Bellmont Middle School on Tuesday night seven members of a forming committee addressed the public on the constitution of the new league and its future.
It was another week of upsets in the NFL and college game as noted by the two brackets with a -9 this week. The winners hung tough with the punches suffering only -2 and -3 respectively, however, with the tie-breaking score of 48 points between Denver and San Diego. Tonja Anweiler was the winner with -2 (51), while Harley Hilty was second at -2 (72) and Todd Martinez was third place with -3 (57).
BELLMONT YOUTH WRESTLING FINALISTS—In the photo, championship winners from their respective weight classes poseFront (L-R): Bryce Rickord, Carter Thomas, Luke Litchfield, Mason Myers, Dominick Litchfield, Isaac Ruble, Austin Christner, Duke Myers. Back: Logan Douglas, Carter Ross, Joe Laughlin, Brooks Myers, Isaac Friedt, John Uhlman, Shaun Guise. (Photo provided)
WABASH— South Adams' senior Klayton Hinshaw summed it up nicely while hoisting the sectional trophy and addressing the team after the game.
"17 years, baby!"
The number referenced by one of the Stars' top lineman was of course how long it has been since SA has won a sectional title. On Friday night South Adams defeated Southwood in an overtime thriller, 40-39, giving the Berne boys their fifth title in school history and first since 1996.
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