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January 9th, 2013
WOODBURN—Things did not work out quite as Adams Central fans had expected in the opening round of the ACAC tournament at Woodlan on Tuesday night.
After beating the Warriors in a double overtime thriller at the Hangar a month before, it was Woodlan who coasted to a 54-36 win over the Jets in the boys' opener.
Conversely, the Lady Jets entered the contest with the Lady Warriors with a 4-9 record, a two game losing streak, and a previous 25-point loss in the building a month before.
FORT WAYNE – With Homestead and Carroll’s boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams dominating first and second place at the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet on Saturday, but the real story was how the rest of the teams stacked up.
The Indiana High School Swim Coaches Association ranks Carroll in seventh and Homestead in 16th on the boys’ side, and Homestead at ninth and Carroll at 16th in the girls’ poll.
It came down to the final two matches, and the Jets’ Eli Hill at 106 and Andy Oliver at 113 pounds sealed the deal, delivering yet another championship into the hands of the Adams Central wrestling program as the host Jets downed Brownsburg 37-30 in the title match of the Adams Central Super Dual Saturday.
“The meet started at 120, so it came down to those final two matches and we had to win them both,” explained Adams Central coach Doug Schultz.
The Bellmont Braves earned the two wins they felt they had a shot at, beating Muncie South and Lawrence North, and made a real run at Mishawaka in a 39-33 loss Saturday at The Main Event super dual held at the BHS gym.
The state's top team the last three years, Perry Meridian, performed as expected, turning back a challenge of No. 5 Penn in a 31-19 win and going 5-0 on the day, as did No. 6 Bloomington South, which avenged a loss in the coaches state tourney to the Kingsman with a 29-17 decision.
Columbia City scored more points from beyond the three-point line than the Braves did in the entire game in a blow out at the Teepee Friday night, 81-41 in favor of the Eagles.
It was a glimpse of just how talented the Northeast Hoosier Conference really is for Bellmont as Columbia City earned their first conference win and move to 12-1 on the season, while the Braves fall to 3-7 on the year including an 0-2 mark in the NHC.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont lost three of the first four matches, including the first setback of the season for third-rated 182-pounder Brad Busse, then ran the table on the host Homestead Spartans, winning 10 straight Thursday night to secure a 59-13 NHC rout.
The Braves closed out the loop season at 5-2, while Homestead, led by first year coach Justin Wight, slipped to 2-5 in the league and 5-10 overall.
December 28th, 2012
MISHAWAKA — Brad Busse took the 182-pound championship while Bellmont teammates Daniel Gunsett and Logan Neher finished sixth in the annual Al Smith Wrestling Invitational Friday. The Braves, normally finishing in the top five, finished 10th overall as Penn won 215 to 214 over Merrillville.
Busse pinned Tony Rodriguez of Hobart in 4:28 of the semi-final match, then took the title as No. 1 seed Tanner Adams of Jimtown forfeited because of injury in the championship round. Adams was suffering a severe migraine headache.