Archive - Sports Article
October 27th, 2011
The Decatur T-Birds baseball squad have one goal in mind: get to Cooperstown in 2013.
They plan on getting there with fund raisers at their booth on Halloween night during the Callithumpian parade.
T-Birds manager John Macklin is encouraging the public to stop by the booth for “walking tacos” and drinks all night Monday to help the boys get to the Baseball Hall of Fame next year.
Though a scrappy Bellmont squad fought to leads late in both the first and third games against No. 1 Yorktown Tuesday, the visitors prevailed in the 3A Volleyball Regional with a 3-0 sweep, knocking out the defending state champion Squaws 25-21, 25-11 and 26-24.
"You have to give credit to them, they came into a hostile environment they played as they were supposed to. That's why they're No. 1," stated Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
The Starfires of South Adams look to advance to the sectional finals for the first time since 2006 on Friday as they take on the Union City Indians on their home turf.
The records are the same; 9-1. The rankings are not. According to the coaches poll, South Adams is the fourth best team in 1A football this week, while Union City is perched just outside of the top ten. Both are coming off of great wins (SA over Monroe Central 46-0, Union City over Wes-Del 42-20).
Mikala Quinn, a senior at Bellmont High School, received the Academic All-State award at the Squaws' soccer banquet last week for her efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
Quinn has participated in three sports as a Bellmont Squaw including soccer, softball and basketball.
Mikala has started all four years in varsity soccer, dressed varsity four years for softball and has been a starter for three years, and has dressed varsity for basketball for the last two years.
This month's Bellmont Middle School athletes were honored for their performances on and off the field. Lindsey Manley, Alexis Martinez, Conner Bussel, Riley Stetler, Jordan Amacker, Bailey Beery, and Ashten Worth were all honored.
The winners of the monthly award also received lunch at the Back 40 Junction in Decatur with their coaches.
OSSIAN — Bellmont overcame a spat of first game blahs, then outscored Eastbrook 16-3 to close out game one at Norwell Saturday afternoon en route to a 28th sectional volleyball championship.
The Squaws, now 29-5, swept Heritage 3-0 in the semis and then did the same to the Panthers, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-10 to win their seventh straight sectional crown under Coach Craig Krull.
FORT WAYNE—Three Adams County seniors finished their high school cross country careers Saturday in the IHSAA semi-state meet held at the Plex course but the real news locally was the brilliant run of South Adams junior Evan Liechty who soared to a third place individual finish out of 151 runners overall.
BERNE— Thursday night's volleyball sectional at South Adams provided confirmation that at least one Adams county team would be in the sectional finals this year, but SA and AC will be playing each other on Saturday for that one spot as they both were victorious over their foes last night.
In the Adams Central/Bluffton match, the Jets came out slow losing the first game, but came storming back to take the next three in an exciting contest with scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, & 25-15 against the Lady Tigers.
WAPAHANI—The king is dead...at least for this year in Indiana high school volleyball.
Long-time spike power Muncie Burris, the winner of 14 consecutive state championships in class 2A was ousted in the opening game of the 40th annual IHSAA sectional at Wapahani Thursday night by the host team in a four-game series, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-16.
The St. Joe Commodores opened up their CYO volleyball tournament Wednesday night with both the seventh and eighth grade in action with both squads coming away with victories in the first round.
In the seventh grade match, St. Joe found themselves in the second round by virtue of the bye because of their number one seed. They matched up against St. Vincent's and won easily in two games, 25-18, 25-11.