Archive - Sports Article
August 10th, 2011
On Tuesday night, the South Adams School Board approved the hiring of its new varsity girls basketball coach, Ryan Cunningham of Huntington.
Cunningham takes over the Lady Starfires basketball program, replacing Brandon Bailey, who left after just one season at the helm.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering of Decatur is a partner with Holley Performance Products in sponsoring a drag race at the Holley LS Fest on September 9, 10, and 11 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. LS is a type of engine in some General Motors cars.
Ken Lingengfelter, owner of LPE, says, "Holley is one of the premier General Motors aftermarket-branded parts providers and we are pleased to be a partner and to support Holley in this exciting LS event.
Adams Central will host Eastside in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. while Bellmont will play host to Jay County and South Adams will travel to Norwell.
Admission will be $2 at Adams Central. All-sport passes will be sold at this event, it was noted by athletic officials.
Admission at Bellmont will be a food item, or $2 will the proceeds going to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Food Pantry.
The Decatur City Golf Championship was held at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur over the weekend with Keith Blythe and Brenda Shifferly continuing their domination of local play.
Local golf legend Shifferly notched her 16th city championship with a one-stroke victory over Missy Ainsworth while Blythe won the Men’s City Division shooting a 66 and 68, a 10-under par 134 score for both days.
Normally a team that loses three seniors to division one college program would be labeled as being one going into a rebuilding year.
Don't tell that to Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull, however, as the veteran spike coach is optimistic about his 2011-12 team that will hit the floor in less than two weeks against Bishop Dwenger in its attempt to start its defense of the 2010 class 3A state championship title.
The Decatur Football League will conduct one final registration on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. near the entrance of the Bellmont baseball field.
Registration will be for two separate divisions: the fifth and sixth grade league, and the third and fourth grade league. Fifth and sixth graders should bring cleats or sneakers to the registration in order to compete in timed drills.
Fee for fifth and sixth graders will be $40. Fee for the third and fourth grade division will be $30.
The Bellmont girls golf team split a pair of dual meets in the past two nights taking out Northrop 180-208 Tuesday night at Cross Creek Golf Course and then was narrowly downed 196-198 by Blackford on Wednesday at the Blackford Country Club.
The Bellmont Athletic Department has announced the sale of All-Sport Passes for the 2011-2012 school-year.
The passes are to be used for admission to any home, regular season, Bellmont High School athletic contest throughout the school year. The passes will go on sale starting Monday, August 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be sold every weekday following at the high school office.
Bellmont varsity football coach Larry Getts noted today that his offensive coordinator is Chad Taylor and his defensive coordinator Marty Ballard, a veteran BHS assistant coach.
Also from last year's staff, Greg Koons will be co-special teams coach along with Matt Hunter. Jerry Hurst, an assistant coach and trainer last year, is back as an assistant coach and former player John Shifferly is on the Getts' staff.
Dan Boocher is freshman coordinator.
In the recent Ethel May Ladies Open Golf tourney, the Cross Creek Ladies Golf Association honored veteran Decatur Golfer Sue Kalver.
The tourney, named for Ethel May Sanmann, one of the early stalwarts for women's golf in Adams County, honors a woman golfer each year for her contribution to the sport in Decatur. The ladies association voted this year to honor Kalver.