Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
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.
MONROE—Adams Central coach Dave Neuenschwander said his squad's lone meeting with Bishop Luers each season, a final tune-up before sectional play begins next week, is a lot like this.
Well, maybe not exactly like Wednesday's contest, a game that saw both teams combine for 29 runs, 29 hits, five home runs and eight pitchers, five for Adams Central and three for Bishop Luers.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont set the pace early for a dominating performance in the 2013 IHSAA girls sectional track meet Tuesday night at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility at New Haven High School and breezed its way to an easy team victory.
Claiming victory for the first time as a team since 2002, Bellmont was never seriously threatened on the night as the Squaws of Coach Carl Risch won eight of the 16 events and finished no worse than second in 13 of the 16 events.