Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
The postseason begins today for Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams’ girls’ swimming and diving teams.
All three county schools will participate in the Jay County sectional, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top 16 times in each events will advance to Saturday, with competition beginning at 9 a.m. Additional teams competing in this sectional are Blackford, Bluffton, Delta, Eastbrook, Jay County, Muncie Central, Muncie South Side and Norwell.
A nearly flawless first 10 minutes of the game Tuesday night at the Teepee found the Bellmont Braves with a huge 17-point lead over a shell-shocked Concordia Cadet team at 27-10 with 6:55 to play.
Unfortunately, however, as the Braves found out, basketball is not a 10-minute game at the varsity level but is a 32-minute affair and the Cadets righted their ship enroute to a 71-47 decision over the Braves in non-conference action.
Bellmont could do virtually no wrong in the opening stanza.
INDIANAPOLIS—The IHSAA released the sectional draws for girls basketball throughout Indiana on Sunday night including the three Adams County squads.
Bellmont’s 3A sectional will be hosted by Mississinewa this year, while the Lady Jets and Lady Stars will play their post-season games at Bluffton.
The teams favored in each of those sectionals include the Norwell Knights (17-3) in the Squaws’ sectional and Bishop Luers who are on AC and SA’s radar as the team to beat.
PORTLAND — Though Bellmont rallied to within five points of favored Adams Central after two rounds, the Jets closed ranks and put the tourney away in the wrestlebacks and rolled to a 40-point win to break Bellmont's 22-year sectional win skein Saturday at Jay County.
MONROE—Huge plays by Nick Baumer and Pierce Harris late in overtime Friday night at the Hangar spurred Adams Central to a pulsating 49-47 ACAC nail biter over the Heritage Patriots.
Baumer was johnny-on-the-spot for the Jets with :22.2 remaining and the AC lads down 47-46 when he grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed shot by Dalton Combs. Baumer's put back went in and he was fouled sending him to the foul line where he completed the traditional three-point play for the 49-47 score.
Though Bellmont has a long history—22 years long—of winning the area wrestling sectional, the Braves will need some upsets and a generally great day to challenge favorite Adams Central Saturday at the Jay County Wrestling Sectional.
KENDALLVILLE—The Bellmont boys’ swimming and diving team won its second meet in a row on Tuesday to improve to 6-3 with a 115-64 win against East Noble at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville.
Senior Trey Schisler was a double winner for Bellmont in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, as was senior Zac Torrey in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Junior Harrison Jacobson won the 100 backstroke and senior Austin Jones won the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Dakota Massman won the 1 meter diving event.
The 2013 IHSAA sectional wrestling draw took place on Monday night and as expected, the favorites on paper are Adams Central ranked #1 in class A as well as winners of the first coaches' team state tournament and second straight ACAC title.
Of the 14 weights represented at the individuals only sectional this season, the Jets boast the best odds of advancing according to rank with four number one seeds, while South Adams harbors three top seeds and the Braves hold one top spot.