Archive - May 2013 - Sports Article
In advance of Saturday's IHSAA state finals meet in girls track, pollsters finally did something that had been warranted all year and that was to put the Bellmont Squaws in the top 10 of the state.
The message to other teams throughout Indiana is clear: that even though schools in northeast Indiana are without question the leader in the state in girls track, anyone who underestimates the ability of the Squaws will have to answer to Alexis Harvey, or Holly Hankenson, or Bailee Hankenson, or Emily Gunsett, or Bailey Beery.
FORT WAYNE—The Jets won their third sectional in four years on Wednesday night when they posted a 10-4 victory over the Bishop Luers Knights at Indiana Tech Field.
The Knights entered the game as the defending champs after topping South Adams in the championship last season. Luers had to go through the Stars again to get to the Jets as well as Eastside in the semis. AC topped Churubusco 13-10 in the second semi game on Tuesday night.
MONROE—Adams Central freshman Kara Keller wasn't quite sure what she had done when she hit the ball hard in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night in the class 2A IHSAA girls softball regional 18 tournament at Adams Central against Bremen.
"Then I saw the runners in front of me start to slow down and suddenly I realized the ball had cleared the center field fence," she said.
The state's third-ranked Norwell Knights had a battle on their hands Thursday night for the first six innings in the class 3A baseball sectional at Bellmont as they led by just a 3-2 count over the Braves in the opening round of tourney play.
However, in the top of the seventh, the Knights, now 27-3 on the year, showed the merit of their ranking battering Bellmont pitching for six runs on five hits and two walks and advanced to the next round with a 9-2 decision over Bellmont.
BUTLER—After years of waiting for a sectional title at Adams Central, coach Cary Blake now has two in a row as the Lady Jets held on for dear life against a fiery Eastside squad in eight innings, 4-2.
FORT WAYNE—The Bellmont girls track team qualified athletes for the IHSAA state finals track meet in eight events Tuesday night and established five new school records en route to a huge second place team finish in the regional meet at Northrop High School.
"Good performances all around the board," exclaimed a pumped-up coach Carl Risch, as he analyzed the work his team put forth at the regional.
BUTLER—A two-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning proved to be the final straw against South Adams as the Lady Stars' season ended in a dramatic 6-5 loss at the hands of the host Eastside in sectional play.
After a single with one out by Ellie Parker, the Blazers' lead-off batter, Kerrisa Lockwood, belted a two-run blast to give Eastside their final lead.
To view Saturday's doubleheader, simply follow the appropriate link to the game. Game one between Concordia and the Braves will start at approximately 10 a.m. After Concordia plays Munster in game two at noon, the Braves will take the field once again playing the Mustangs at approximately 2:30 p.m. (depending on the time of the first two games). The first link below will be for game one with the second link taking you to game three.
Bellmont coach Ben Fawbush put all seven of his seniors in the starting lineup for the entire game on Thursday night against Jay County for the Braves' final home game and the leaders of the team stepped up big landing BHS a 4-1 win over the Patriots.
Senior night lived up to the expectations of the fans led by a seven inning complete game win for Dylan Call who struck out the final four batters he faced to put an exclamation point on the victory.