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March 27th, 2014

Bellmont baseball practices outdoors

March 27, 2014

SO THIS IS WHAT GRASS LOOKS LIKE— Outfield hopeful Austin O’Campo (right) launches a throw during Braves baseball practice. With the snow melting, Bellmont and other area schools have been able to get some reps in outdoors for a change with the season fast approaching. (Photo by Scott Rayburn)

March 25th

Bracket Challenge heads into the Sweet 16

March 26, 2014

    After the first week of the NCAA tournament, it has been one of the most topsy-turvy competitions in recent memory as upstarts like Dayton, Tennessee, and Stanford look to make their name, and perennial powerhouses have made shocking early exits like Kansas, Duke, Syracuse, and number one seed Wichita State.

March 21st

March Madness contest 2nd round results

March 21, 2014

    With the perfect bracket long gone, the March Madness bracket challenge rolls on with the end of the second round nearing a close. For time consuming reasons (189 brackets!!!) the results are accurate through 24 of the 32 games on Friday evening. The best score out of 24 was three brackets with 20 correct games guessed. A majority of the brackets were in the 17-18 point range. 
 

March 20th

IPFW holds on for first post-season in of school history

March 20, 2014

    FORT WAYNE— IPFW amassed their first division I post-season win Wednesday night when they knocked off Akron in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
    The Mastodons closed out a 97-91 victory despite the Zips shooting a blistering 65% from the field in a game hosted by the IPFW Gates' Center, another playoff first for the Dons.

March 17th

Bellmont qualifies in 10 events for Indoor Track State

March 17, 2014

    ANDERSON—The Bellmont Squaws appear to be poised to defend their 2013 small school state indoor track championship this coming Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion following another stellar performance in a state qualifier held Saturday at Anderson University.
    The Squaws qualified individuals in 10 of 11 events to be held after nearly two dozen qualifiers were held across the state in recent weeks and BHS coach Carl Risch, never one to go overboard in tooting his team's horn in advance, admitted

March 16th

March Madness brackets for the DDD challenge!!

March 16, 2014

   Selection Sunday revealed all 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament. Below is the link to a bracket online for fans to use for entry into the contest. There are 14 prizes to give away including gifts from Pizza King, Curves Gym, Anytime Fitness, Villa Lanes, Pizza Hut, Quik Stop Oil Lube, and Back 40 Junction given away to the top brackets. 

March 14th

March Madness challenge!!

March 14, 2014

    With Selection Sunday upon us tomorrow evening, brackets will be available to fill out for the DDD March Madness challenge.
    On Sunday night, a link will be posted under sports on the DDD website at www.decaturdailydemocrat.com featuring instructions for getting entries in for the competition.
    In all there will be 14 prizes for the top brackets submitted including donations from Back 40 Junction, Quik Stop Oil and Lube, Anytime Fitness, Curves Gym, Pizza King, Villa Lanes, and Pizza Hut.

March 11th

Bienz listed All-NHC team

March 11, 2014

    A few days after the release of the NHC girls teams, the boys have been selected for the 2013-14 basketball season for All-Conference as Bellmont senior Cameron Bienz was honored on the second team.
    After another brutal year in the NHC, Bellmont went 1-6 in the conference topping only East Noble (0-7) during the regular season. New Haven took the crown this season with a 7-0 mark, while Homestead went 6-1, Norwell 5-2, Carroll 4-3, Columbia City 3-4, and DeKalb 2-5.

March 10th

Squaws dominate IPFW relays

March 10, 2014

    FORT WAYNE—The Bellmont girls track team served notice Saturday they not only expect to repeat as the indoor state champions in the small school division but that they'll be in the hunt for the IHSAA state title in early June in Bloomington.

March 6th

AC, SA girls honored for ACAC basketball teams

March 7, 2014

    The ACAC girls basketball All-Conference teams were selected this week for the 2013-14 season boasting a Lady Jet and Starfire on the first team.
    Senior Dzejna Ahmetovic was the lone first teamer for South Adams leading the Stars to one of their most successful seasons in school history with 13 victories this year. Ahmetovic is also among Hoosier Basketball Magazine's top 100 senior girls basketball players in Indiana.

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