Archive - Jun 2014 - Sports Article
2014 MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE TOURNEY CHAMPSâ€”After nabbing fourth place in the regular season, Bank of Geneva took the tournament by storm topping season champs Decatur Dental Services in the championship to win the title trophy in the MYL at Don Ray Memorial Park on Saturday. They are seen above: Front row (L-R): Ethan Brown, Major Spiegel, Kenton Roe, Josh Mosser, Ryan Black. Middle: Kaden Fluenkiger, Dalton Gerber, Malakai Berry, Devin Mayhew, Devin Lotter. Back: coaches Jim Heimann, Jason Spiegel, Jayson Black, Eric Gerber, Dave Mayhew. (Photo provided)
When someone suggests throwing a frisbee around in the park, leisure and laid back are terms that come to mind.
For the Decatur Ultimate Frisbee League (DUFL), established in the summer of 2009, it can be as competitive as any physically demanding sport.
The game, sometimes called just "Ultimate" or "Ultimate Disc" was a school yard game played by high school and college students alike from Decatur in years past but it was not until 2009 that the formation of a league was considered.
“WHICH ONE DO WE USE?”—A trio of players from the Decatur Softball League Advanced Beginners team ‘Racers’ try to decide which softball works best when throwing in a triangle. The girls (L-R) are Ayneira Downey, Kianna Arnold, and Ella Franze. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
In Junior League play at Don Ray Memorial Park, Monroe Trophy won the season finale against Miller's Land Surveying last week, while Manley Meats lost an exciting opening tourney game against Miller's over the weekend as well.
Lilly Kintz pitched a gem for Trophy going six innings and allowing just one run on four hits with 10 K's and three walks for the win, while Kaitlyn Hawkins also went the distance for Miller's allowing seven runs on five hits with nine K's and two free passes in a loss.
The Swiss Days 3-on-3 basketball tournament returns to the South Adams High School gyms immediately after the big race on Saturday, July 26.
The cost to play for each team is $30 per team (if paid by July 20) and the maximum players per team is four. Any registrations delivered after July 20 will cost teams $40 including the date of the event. This double elimination tournament will include four divisions: upper boys (HS and up), upper girls (HS and up), lower boys (6th-8th grade), and lower girls (6-8 gr).
The 2014 Cross Creek Golf Camp held their annual tourney at the end of their experience on the course throughout June.
The divisions included girls in groups of 8-9 years old, 10-11, and 14-15, while the boys were split into 7-10 year olds, 10-11s, 12-13s, and 14 and older.
GOLFING OVER SUMMER BREAK—Recently completing their summer camp sessions at Cross Creek Golf Course, the boys displayed their love for the game on greens with their participation. 14 and over (L-R) Josh Ainsworth, Cole Razo, Blake Berkshire, Rob Ysidron, Luke Spannan, Chance Bressler, Brevin Slusher, Bailey Peterson.
YORKTOWN— Bellmont golf ended their season on Friday night as did South Adams' Cal Clouser at The Players Club Golf Course, the site of IHSAA regional boys golf.
While Muncie Central officially hosted the regional event, Yorktown High School made themselves at home on a course they played several times this year capturing the top honors with a team score of 302 strokes.
THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTITUDE— Bellmont’s Bailee Hankenson stands with four-year coach Carl Risch after winning the Mental Attitude Award at last Friday night’s IHSAA state track meet. The Squaws finished off another unbelievable season under Risch ending in ninth place as a team thanks mostly to the points from Hankenson in the meet. (Photo provided)