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March 21st, 2011

Jauregui ready for IU track

March 21, 2011

    Former Bellmont state runner-up Travis Jauregui is preparing for his first spring high jump season with the Indiana University Men's Track Team.
    Jauregui completed indoor competitions recently. Travis cleared over 6'9" last June to earn second place in the state boys high jump competition at the Indiana track and field complex.
    "I'm learning a whole new technique," noted Jauregui.

March 18th

BMS Braves cop mat crown

March 18, 2011

    Bellmont won the recent Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference Wrestling Tournament, piling up 16 placements and 332.5 points to beat Indian Springs by 20 points.
    Taking titles for Bellmont were: Jordan Amacker at 95 pounds, Brett Baker at 155, and heavyweight Jacob Wooster.

Risch reports "quality" tracksters this season

March 18, 2011

    Bellmont track coach Carl Risch reports that only 27 are out for girls track, but he's still smiling.
    "We have some real quality this year," said Risch, noting the return of sophomore sprinter Alexis Harvey, 800 runner Jessica Brewer, who went to state two years ago, and some promising freshmen.
    "The numbers are down a little, but we definitely are going to score some points," said Risch.

March 17th

Patterson resigns as BHS boys cage coach

March 17, 2011

    Bellmont High School boys basketball coach Larry Patterson became the second major coach at the school to resign this week as he notified school officials and his players of that decision today.
    Football coach Rick Burkhalter stepped down from his position earlier in the week.

OSU, Kansas are the picks

March 17, 2011

    Entries for the annual NCAA March Challenge will not be accepted after 1 p.m. today, it was announced by the Daily Democrat sports department.
    Well over 100 entries are expected for the contest.
    Daily Democrat sports writers Jim Hopkins and Joe Spaulding have made their picks for the upcoming tourney.
    Hopkins is picking Kansas, while Spaulding likes Ohio State, the overall No. 1 seed in the tourney.

March 16th

Coaches ‘step away’ from BHS football program

March 16, 2011

    "It was time," stated Bellmont football coach Rick Burkhalter, who turned in his resignation Tuesday afternoon after two years as head coach and eight years as an assistant.
    "If they have teaching openings, and can fill that with a football coach, then that's what they need to do," said Burkhalter, who took the reins for the 2009 season along with Greg Meyer, who then stepped back as an assistant head coach for 2010.

BHS wrestlers earn academic honors

March 16, 2011

    Five members of the state finals Bellmont wrestling team were honored recently for more than athletic achievement as two were placed on the first team Academic All-State and three more were honorable mention All-State.
    Ryley Hankenson, the 171-pound wrestler for the Braves, joined fellow senior and 152-pound wrestler Will Busse on the Academic first team.

March 15th

Berne, Geneva leagues combine

March 15, 2011

    Youth baseball programs in Berne and Geneva are now operating under one umbrella, with the possibility of girls softball joining that association at some point in the future.

DBA, Decatur Softball switch fields

March 15, 2011

    At the Adams County Parks & Recreation Board meeting Monday, it was noted and approved that the Decatur Baseball Association and the Decatur Softball Association will trade fields for the coming season and thereafter.

March 14th

Knights, Tigers have 4th period troubles in losses

March 14, 2011

    Three Wells County teams vying for boys regional basketball titles fell short in their bid to advance to the IHSAA semi-state this weekend with both Bluffton and Norwell faltering in the fourth period to be eliminated. Southern Wells fell to Rockville 56-39 in a Class A Regional game at Frankfort.
    Bluffton saw Tipton post a 16-10 advantage in the fourth period to earn a 47-43 win over the Tigers while at Blackford, Harding tipped  Norwell 53-52 by erasing a fourth period Knight lead.

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