Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
BERNE — The wrestling Jets answered the call of head coach Doug Schultz Saturday with all 14 grapplers earning places, including four championships, as the Jets took the ACAC Wrestling Tournament with 242 points to the 220 of second-place Leo. South Adams was third with 202 points.
“Really, going in we thought our depth could win the thing and that’s exactly how we won. Our kids came back and got a lot of pins in the wrestlebacks and that was key,” said Schultz.
AUBURN — Carroll took four championships and five runner-up slots, and all 14 wrestlers scored Saturday as the Chargers held off East Noble 262-248.5 to add the 2013 Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament crown to their dual-meet season title.
BLUFFTON—It was a 42-42 tie with 1:35 left in the ball game when Chandler Prible stole a pass at mid-court and drove in for a lay-up that put Bluffton up for good on the Adams Central Flying Jets Friday night at the Tigers' Den.
Both teams entered the contest 3-0 in the ACAC but Bluffton was the team hoisting up the hardware after knocking off Woodlan in the title game at the Coliseum last week for the conference crown.
MONROE – The Bellmont girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams swept Adams Central on Thursday, but Jets coaches Patti Sauer and Lana Shoaf received a celebratory push in the pool anyway.
The reason for the celebration – continuing improvement from their swimmers. After sweeping Wabash on Tuesday, the Adams Central swimmers begged to see their coaches take a dip. They were safe on Tuesday, but not so on Thursday.
"There's going to be a good team race Saturday at the NHC, but it will be East Noble and Carroll. We're going to have to wrestle well to get third," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote, stating the unthinkable in years past.
Bellmont, which has dominated NHC wrestling, and NEIAC wrestling before that, will not have a part of an conference wrestling championship for the first time in 23 years Saturday after the dust settles at DeKalb High School.
Adams Central started the ACAC campaign with a narrow loss to Leo, but the 1A state champion Jets can get a share of the loop crown by taking care of business at Saturday's tourney at South Adams.
The Jets have four top seeds, two seconds and 12 overall to the three firsts, three seconds and 10 overall of Leo. South Adams, also a contender, has three top seeds and three seconds with nine overall seeds.
The Jets are defending champs, having won both the dual meet season and tourney a year ago.
MONROE—The Eastbrook Lady Panthers, led by sophomore center Brooke Saylor, ruined AC's coaches vs. cancer game at the Hangar with a 41-34 win against the Lady Jets.
Saylor was cancerous in her own right, at least to the Jets' defense. The center was the benefactor of several lobs down low in the first half resulting in Saylor scoring 23 of Eastbrook's 25 points.
Garrett—Almost everyone was looking at the scoreboard as Bellmont dropped a 48-32 to Garrett Tuesday in non-conference girls basketball action.
But Bellmont coach Andy Heim was quick to talk about his teams defense.
He explained when a team is shooting as hot as Garrett was in the first half, his troops had to stay focused.
Common sense says even with the Railroader team hitting close to 60 percent, by coach Heim’s estimation, it could only last so long.
The Norwell girls continued Saturday night where the Norwell boys left off Friday night and polished off the Bellmont Squaws 62-27 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action at the Teepee after the Knights had beaten the BHS boys by 45 a night earlier.
The Norwell pressure caused immediate and constant woes for the Squaws during the game evidenced by the fact that even though Bellmont shot 83.3 percent from the field in the first period, they still trailed 18-10 at the buzzer.