Archive - Sports Article
July 18th, 2011
By JIM HOPKINS
INDIANAPOLIS — For the third straight year, Bellmont was represented on the North All-Stars at the annual Grange Insurance North-South Football All-Star game Friday night at North Central High School, but this was the first time in those three seasons that the North suffered a loss, losing 13-7 last night in front of 5,216 fans.
“They won the turnover battle. That was the difference,” stated former BHS standout Daniel Meyer, on the loss.
The Decatur Thunderbirds played in the second annual Don Osborn Willshire 10 and Under tournament this past weekend and swept all five games they played for the championship title.
In pool play games, the T-Birds blanked Patrick Henry of Ohio 9-0 on Friday, and on Saturday knocked off Rockford, Ohio 7-5 and Van Wert, Ohio 18-0. In the elimination round Saturday, Decatur fashioned a big 19-1 triumph over Van Wert and then whipped Patrick Henry again by a 12-2 count in the championship encounter.
Erie Haven added the Adams-Wells Koufax Tourney title to its regular-season crown, but it took a little longer than they had hoped Tuesday in the championship round.
McIntire Heating & Air handed Erie Haven it's first loss of the season in the title round opener Thursday night, but the Mixers gathered themselves in the middle of the second game and took the lead on a triple by Trace Bauer in the bottom of the fifth and went on to score a 7-4 victory, capping a 19-1 season.
The Mind's Eye Graphics girls softball team claimed the championship of the Decatur Girls Senior League tournament Thursday night after knocking off Geimer Construction for the second time this week by a score of 16-8.
The Graphics beat Geimer's 6-4 on Tuesday night forcing the Builders to come back with a 16-10 triumph over Barker and Sons Wrecker Service on Wednesday to earn a berth in the final game.
Holly Hankenson likes variety, and that makes the standout Bellmont athlete the perfect fit for the track helptathlon.
She not only likes the varied events, but she proved she's pretty good at all of them in the recent Region 7 USA Track Meet as she stormed through the 16-annd-under division, compiling 4,084 points. She stunningly won six of the seven events, and was second only in the 200 meter dash. The second place total score was 701 points short of her tally.
Josh Brune raced home from third base with the winning run Wednesday night in the bottom of the seventh on a fielder's choice by Parker Zeser and the McIntire Heating and Air Conditioning squad earned a 5-4 decision in the final game of the loser's bracket of the Sandy Koufax League double-elimination tournament over Monroe Country Corner Deli at Worthman Field.
Mind's Eye Graphics assured itself of a place in the championship game of the Decatur Girls Senior Softball League tourney as they rallied for a 6-4 win over Geimer Construction in the double-elimination event Tuesday night at Hanna-Nuttman Park.
Coaching staffs for fall sports were solidified by school boards at Adams Central, Bellmont, and South Adams this week with South Adams having the most changes.
The SA school board approved 40 fall coaches ranging from volunteer to head coaches and noted 17 of the 40 positions will be filled by new individuals.
Tournament action in both the Decatur Girls Junior and Senior Leagues began Monday night with a pair of games in both divisions.
In the Senior League, Geimer's Construction belted out 13 hits including a two-run homer by Taylor Kuhnle in the fifth and they handed Barker and Sons a 19-1 defeat while in the other contest, Mind's Eye Graphics also recorded a double-digit victory taking out the First Bank of Berne by an 18-8 count.
Regular season champion Erie Haven dominated second place finisher McIntire Heating in the winner's bracket game of the double-elimination Sandy Koufax League tournament played Monday night at Worthman Field.
In action in the losers' bracket semis at Monroe's Don Ray Memorial Park, Corner Deli of Monroe scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 10-9 win over Bluffton Elks, and Courtesy Motors of Decatur stopped South Adams 9-3 in the second game.