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MONROE—The Bellmont girls collected blue ribbons a plenty Thursday evening in its opening triangular outdoor track meet of the season winning 12 of the 15 events but still edged out Jay County by just 10 points winning 76-66 over the Pats, while host Adams Central garnered just 11 points.
The performance was a near repeat of last year's meet but had a different team winner this year as Jay County won in 2012 despite a lopsided collection of "blues" for the Squaws.
Bellmont opened their season on Wednesday night at the Teepee but may have left their bats in Florida as Bluffton's Kaitlyn Lovell pitched a one-run no-hitter against the Squaws in a 5-1 decision.
The Squaws looked like a team who had only been on the ball diamond once this season...because they were. Tuesday night's practice was the first time coach Rich Burkhalter was able to get out on the field between the weather this month and then a spring break vacation last week.
It took six and a half innings to get the hits to fall but finally, after trailing 10-5 to begin the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Starfires managed to find the holes.
South Adams put up a miraculous six on the scoreboard to shock the Jay County Patriots, 11-10 in their home opener on Tuesday night.
Down five runs heading into their last three outs, South Adams seemed all but finished but Lauren Smith started off the epic comeback by reaching first on a throwing error by relief pitcher, Abbey Vance.
After weeks of unusually cold weather resulting in a mixture of snow and rain, then a spring break thrown in the mix, Monday night's opening day game against Norwell was the first time the South Adams Starfires baseball team had a chance to play on their diamond at Harry F. Anderson Field.
The result was almost a surprising one until the Knights put up three big runs in the top of the seventh to edge out the Stars, 6-5, improving to 3-1 on the season.
The following is an updated list of the DDD Beat the Pros Challenge brackets. It's been a wild tournament to this point and Wichita State has continued the trend busting everyone's brackets. Indiana's early exit was also a breaking point for more than half of the field.
The following is the updated results after the Sweet 16 round is completed as well as a breakdown of the brackets for each score. Bellmont Braves basketball coach John Baker is leading the field with 60 points with three of his Final Four teams left but Kansas, his national champion selection, is out leaving the field open still.
With the third round complete, just 16 teams remain and many brackets have been left in shambles after a big week for upsets. Below is a breakdown of the brackets by score followed by the top 100 brackets by name.
47: 1.... 46: 5... 45: 6... 44: 11.... 43: 9... 42: 20... 41: 11... 40: 15... 39: 11... 38: 13... 37: 12... 36: 9... 35: 4... 34: 3... 33: 2... 32: 1... 31: 0... 30: 2... 29: 0... 28: 1.
After an upset-stacked second round of the NCAA tournament, the most games correctly guessed out of a possible 32 was Garrett Fuelling's 26 out of 32. Looking towards the future rounds, Garrett has all of his Final Four teams intact and seven of eight Elite Eight teams.
The lowest score was 17 but with the amount of upsets it's still anyone's contest. Below is a breakdown of the brackets by score and then a list of the top brackets as of Saturday morning.
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.