Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Earlier this month, the Allen County Athletic Conference revealed its two all-conference teams for the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
Four Jets and a pair of Starfires were named to the two conference teams, while Bluffton and Leo lead the way with three players each on the first team. Heritage had two players on the first team as well with Garrett, Southern Wells, and Woodlan netting just one player.
The ACAC made its first move towards a shake-up on Thursday as the Allen County Athletic Conference extended an invitation to Jay County High School for membership into the conference.
There has been no official acceptance from Jay County as they will decide this matter at the next school board meeting. The school is already mulling over a possible acceptance to the North Central Conference where they would be one of the smaller schools. In the ACAC, Jay County's numbers would be near the top of the enrollment list.
Caden Friedt earned three falls, then nipped Noah Beller of Valparaiso 5-4 to win the 112-pound Novice championship for the Decatur Wrestling Club in the recent ISWA State Wrestling Tournament held at Ben Davis High School recently.
Friedt, a fifth-grader at Bellmont Middle School, was the only state champ for the DWC. Jon Ruble, a sixth-grade student at St. Joe School in Decatur, earned third place at 90 pounds in the Novice Division.
MARION — With the state championship on the line, Bellmont junior Holly Hankenson made up most of the 20 meters she needed on the first lap, then passed the Oak Hill 1600 meter relay anchor midway through the second lap and held her off with a sizzling 59.4 as the Squaws won the event and took the 2013 Small Division indoor state track crown Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University.
With the brackets set from Selection Sunday, the NCAA men's basketball tournament will officially kick off with the four play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and the second round to begin on Thursday.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont finished their season by sealing their third consecutive NHMLC tournament crown over the weekend topping the 10-team field with 314 points.
Carroll was the only team that threatened Bellmont's dominance on the day ending second place with 301 points. Indian Springs finished third with 233 points, then East Noble with 172, Maple Creek with 164, and the host-team Summit MS with 154.
The rest of the standings fell into place with DeKalb, Woodside, New Haven and Norwell respectively.
After finishing the season at 4-17 (1-6 in NHC), Bellmont can at least hang their hat on their entry to the All-Conference lists this season.
The Braves' junior, Cameron Bienz, finished the year strong stepping in as one of coach John Baker's better scoring options as well as facilitating the Bellmont offense when senior Lance Vergara was sidelined with injuries.
ANDERSON—Efforts in qualifying events the past two Saturdays have resulted in the powerful Bellmont girls track team qualifying athletes for nine of the 11 events at the state indoor track event this coming Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
MONROE—Bellmont Middle School continued an impressive season on the mat at the Adams Central Invitational over the weekend topping the field of 11 teams with 51 points.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont's girls track team finished third out of 14 teams in the indoor Fort Wayne Invitational - HSR Qualifier held Saturday at IPFW.
The showing by the Bellmont team, considered by many to be one of the stronger teams in northeast Indiana this spring, pleased Coach Carl Risch who noted "it was a pretty competitive meet and I think we finished pretty much where we were expected to be."
The Braves finished in 10th place in the field for the boys.