Archive - Sports Article
March 26th, 2015
With the Sweet 16 set to kick off this week, several bracket hopefuls were crushed over the weekend when Villanova, Kansas, and Virginia ended their seasons. Phyllis Smith remains at the top of the standings with 51 points, while the only bracket without a name also sits with 51 points. Ashley Malone alone in third place with a 50 with several with 49. The complete standings are below. The next score update will be after the Sweet 16 round is complete.
51: Phyllis Smith, (no name).
50: Ashley Malone.
WEST LAFAYETTE—Bellmont's string of girls back-to-back indoor state track titles in the small school division came to an end Saturday at the annual HSR Championships held at Purdue University but the Squaws still managed a strong fourth place finish out of 47 teams that scored.
BHS distance runner Bailey Beery, however, breezed her way to victory in the 3200 meter jaunt with a time of 11:07, a new indoor school record for the Squaws, and only two seconds off the outdoor record of 11:05 held by Wendy Mahlan.
A day after the upsets made waves in the NCAA tournament, 15 of the 16 Friday games were won by higher seeds bringing a bit of sanity back to the bracket world. After the second round of play, there are a few brackets with 28 out of 32 games correct and they belong to Mary Nilsen and Jim Pollock.
Games played on Saturday and Sunday for the round of 32 will be recorded and graded on Monday. Results will be posted Monday afternoon. Keep track of how your bracket stacks up!
28: Mary Nilsen, Jim Pollock.
It was one of the craziest second round starts in recent memory left many NCAA brackets busted heading into Friday's action. After the first 16 games there are two brackets with 14 points (out of 16) and they belong to Ricardo Torres and another without a name! There are also a few with 13 points but the majority of brackets are within the 12-9 point range. Friday's games will be listed online Saturday afternoon. Below are the current standings.
14: Ricardo Torres, (no name)
Competing in their final ACAC basketball season, the Leo Lions were awarded three first-teamers and a second team entry on the all-conference lists.
Boasting a 7-0 mark in the ACAC before moving on to the NHC in the 2015-16 season, the Lions placed seniors David Hardin and Adam Davison as well as junior Dylan Barrow on the first team with junior Kray Klopfenstein on the second team.
MANLEY SIGNS WITH GOSHEN— Adams Central senior Meghan Manley signed her Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball for Goshen College. In the photo above, Meghan is surrounded by her parents in the front row Marla (left) and Roger (right), while in the back stands (L-R) AC Athletic Director Jerry Amstutz, AC volleyball coach Ashley Beard, and Goshen College head volleyball coach Jim Routhier. (Photo provided)
At the annual Bellmont wrestling team dessert held earlier this week, Bellmont head wrestling coach Brent Faurote announced that squad members Carter Friedt and Joe Becker earned Academic All-State honors.
Becker, a senior who earned his way to semi-state this year, was named First Team Senior Academic All-State in wrestling, while Friedt was named Second Team Junior Academic All-State.
The North Adams Athletic Fund Community was granted $2250.00 from the Adams County Community Foundation that enables the planning for the first project, the Bellmont Stadium Locker Room Complex. The money was used to fund a portion of the design work for this project.