Archive - Sports Article
August 1st, 2011
WICHITA, Ka. — Holly Hankenson, who will be a sophomore at Bellmont High School this fall, finished fifth in the nation, earning All-American status, in the USA Junior National Track and Field Heptathlon competition, which concluded Sunday.
Hankenson qualified for the USA Junior Nationals by winning the Region 7 Heptathlon competition.
Hankenson won the shot put and 800 sections of the Heptathlon, going a strong 2:24 in the final 800 event.
The Adams Central Football Mothers' Club will conduct its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Adams Central Cafetorium.
Both dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.
The meal will consist of one-half of a Nelson's chicken, baked beans, choice of slaw, applesauce or potato salid, roll, dessert and a drink. Cost will be $7.
Paperwork must be turned into coaches or to the athletic departments before varsity athletes will be able to participate in fall practices, it was noted by area athletic directors. Golf practices begin today while most of the rest of the fall sports will begin with officials practices on Monday, Aug. 1.
Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis that the following items are necessary: IHSAA approved physical exam form, medical consent card, BHS Athletic Code of Conduct sheets, and Legal Reporting Waiver form.
The Hoosier East Baseball Alliance (HEBA) All-Stars finished second in the Monmouth eight and under tournament finished Thursday night by falling to Elmhurst 13-7 in the title game.
The HEBA stars had defeated New Haven 11-1 and avenged an earlier loss to Hoagland with a 16-4 triumph to reach the title contest.
The Arnold's Construction 10-U Decatur All-Stars recently concluded its postseason campaign with a 2-2 showing at the Hoagland 10-U All-Star Baseball Tournament.
Arnold's fell to the Harlan All-Stars 10-5, downed New Haven 8-5, stopped Monroeville 13-7, and fell to Kendallville 6-3. The two teams which defeated the local squad made it to the finals of the tourney.
The Decatur City Golf Tourney and the Greater Hoagland Open are two area golf tournaments slated for the coming weeks.
Cross Creek owner-operator Terry Laurent announced today that the Decatur City Golf Championship will take place August 6 and 7 at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
Entry fee is 25.00 per person. Competitors will make their own foursomes on Saturday by 1:00 p.m. Sunday tee times will be flighted and start at 9:00 a.m.
The South Adams Athletic Department has announced athletic ticket prices for the 2011-2012 school year. Athletic Sports Passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 8, during registration hours, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Following registration, passes will be on sale in the athletic office daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
VAN WERT — Noah Macklin rapped a high fastball to right field for the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning, bringing in Cam Voglewede with the deciding run as the Decatur Thunderbird (10-U) Travel team clipped Delphos, O. 10-9 Monday night.
Sue Kalver took top honors in the annual Whitlock Memorial Shootout against Cancer held Sunday, July 24, at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
Kalver was one of several group winners. In the playoff for the crown, she advanced to the finals and defeated Chase Ellsworth on the final hole for the overall victory.
"Everybody likes it. We're having a good time and having fun, and working hard on the seven on sevens and really gaining momentum for the season," stated Bellmont linebacker Dewey Melcher on the state of Bellmont football under new coach Larry Getts.
Melcher's obviously positive feeling for the first-year Bellmont coach seems to be shared by a good many of the BHS players, who will go at it for real in another week.