Archive - Sports Article
November 12th, 2010
With only six of the 18 girls back from a program which produced only two varsity victories a year ago, new coach Brandon Bradley doesn't have any miracle elixirs or a plan to speed-drill his troops into a highly competitive squad.
"Practice is going good, but have no basis for comparison," admits Bradley who has extensive experience in the world of boys basketball.
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2010) – As another high school winter sports season begins in Adams County, a new student-athlete is initiated into an elite group honored by the Indiana High School Athletic Association as an IHSAA Role Model. Picking up where those before her left off, one Adams County high school student will take the lead as an anti-tobacco advocate in her school and community during the IHSAA Role Model Program’s eighth consecutive year.
"Anybody who watched Alex play would understand why we want her to be a part of our program," stated Morehead State University coach Jaime Gordon Wednesday afternoon prior to his practice.
"She's a great athlete and very passionate about the game. She is all about volleyball and everything that goes with it. We were excited to go through the recruiting process and make her a Morehead State Eagle."
Winning a state championship is evidently no accident.
From the first interview I had with Bellmont Coach Craig Krull in early August, he noted that his team "had only one goal." Of course, that was to win it all.
Bellmont didn't win those two early tough tourneys the Squaws were in. That didn't matter.
In fact, Krull's girls knew what it would come down to.
Madison Schultz (center) and teammate Alex Fuelling, both seniors, hand over the 3A state championship volleyball trophy to BHS Principal Scott Croner (left) and Athletics Director Dale Manis during the Tuesday afternoon pep session to honor the title-winning Bellmont squad. It was the second state title in the past four years for the BHS volleyball squad. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
Many athletes at South Adams High School have been honored by school officials for their academic achievements. The following have grade-point averages of 3.67 (A-minus) or higher on the SAHS four-point scale, and were named scholar-athletes.
Seniors—Curtis Mitchel, football; Bobby Switzer, soccer; Aine O'Donnell, tennis manager; Reid Zurcher, tennis; Kylie Cisney, golf; Erik Subler, football; Emily Miller, cross-country; Sam Amstutz, football.
Bellmont placed five players on the All-NHC football squad for 2010, including first team offensive back Daniel Meyer.
Earning second-team honors for the Braves were offensive guard Jacob Brown, a sophomore, defensive tackle Travis Thatcher and defensive back will Busse.
Halfback Ryley Hankenson was given honorable mention.
BERNE — South Adams senior Taylor LeFever was the top rusher and receiver for the 6-6 South Adams Starfires this past season, garnering a total of 1,388 yards from scrimmage, it was announced Friday night after the Starfires' 43-21 loss to Churubusco in the Class A Sectional 3A championship game.
"Unbelievable!! They were No. 1 in the state and I can't believe we pulled together and beat them in three games," said spirited senior middle hitter Madison Schultz in the celebration after Bellmont's Squaws squelched the bid by Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit to claim a second straight 3A State Volleyball Championship Saturday night at Ball State's Worthen Arena.
MUNCIE — A stunned Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Braves volleyball team walked off the floor Saturday at the John E. Worthern Arena on the campus of Ball State University asking the question 'did anyone get the license number of the truck that just hit us?'"
About 2,000 jurors from Adams County had the answer and the license plate number was "1A SQUAWS" as the Bellmont volleyball team convincingly rolled to the class 3A state volleyball title in the IHSAA State Finals over the defending state champs.