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September 6th, 2011
During one of his famous tirades against the media for what he perceived was biased and unfair coverage, Richard M. Nixon brashly announced at a rambling press conference (after he had been defeated for the position of Governor in California in the 1960s) "you won't have Nixon to kick around around anymore."
As I was traveling up to Lutheran Hospital last week to see DDD sports editor Jim Hopkins I wasn't sure about what I would encounter.
“Holly had a really good night on offense for us. It was just one of those nights where she was on and we told the setters to get her the ball as much as they could,” noted Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull in analyzing one of the main reasons the Squaws handled the visiting Snider Panthers in three games, 25-22, 25-13, 25-13 at the Teepee.
Appropriately enough, all three seniors on the Bellmont boys varsity soccer team found the back of the net on Senior Night Thursday evening as the Braves posted a 6-0 non-conference victory over the Woodlan Warriors.
Senior Alex Hammond, who had scored a hat trick a night before in a win over NHC foe Norwell, tallied twice for the Braves against Woodlan while fellow twelfth graders Dan Worth and Jacob Schueler each added one score. Rounding out the offense for Bellmont were scores by Andy Hess and Willie Mahlan.
Veteran Daily Democrat sports editor Jim Hopkins is a patient at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack Monday afternoon.
Hopkins underwent a cardiac catheterization on Tuesday morning and results showed some damage to his heart but doctors are optimistic about his recovery. He said he was feeling much better and he was hoping to be discharged from the hospital today or Friday at the latest.
BCI Remodeling won the league championship of the Cross Creek Men’s Golf Association Sunday taking out Hi-Way Service with a gross score of 320-361 and after the handicap was figured in BCI held a 289-307 advantage.
A tight defensive battle was broken by a great offensive play by the Bellmont in the second half and the Squaws captured a 1-0 win over Norwell in Northeast Hoosier Conference girls soccer to remain unbeaten on the season.
The 5-0 Squaws had a decided ball possession edge in the first half but Norwell's defense focused on keeping the offensive combination of Taylor Kennedy, Sarah Gerke, and Madison Gephart quiet by keeping five players back and most of the time were double teaming the BHS forwards.
In a hotly contested county match Tuesday, the Bellmont varsity boys tennis team beat Adams Central 3-2 to remain unbeaten at 5-0. Senior Payton Selking lost to Nathan Barger 1-6, 4-6 at number one singles. This was only Selking’s second lost this year including invitationals dropping his record is 6-2.
Phil Bauman, now 7-1, beat Conner Lengerich 6-1, 6-2 while Nick Faurote, who just recently won a spot on varsity, lost to Jacob Weil 2-6, 2-6.
Adams Central got back on the winning track in varsity volleyball Monday evening with a three-game sweep of Churubusco 25-9, 25-17, 25-16.
The Jets, now 3-5 on the season, used a 13-kill, four-ace, five-dig performance from Bess Fiechter to key the victory. Senior setter Alyssa Keller also starred with 21 assists, 14 digs and two assisted blocks.
South Adams football coach Jason Arnold was one of 10 high school coaches nominated for the weekly Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Arnold, whose Starfires knocked off Bellmont 13-10 last Friday, was nominated in region three. Floyd McWhirt of Wabash High School was named Coach of the Week after leading the Apaches to its second straight win of the season in his first year at the helm.
Two games into the 2011 season, Adams Central has outscored Blackford and Union County 94 to 40, while AC's next opponent, Leo, has outscored Norwell and Angola 84-18.
However, the key difference, as Flying Jet head coach Michael Mosser pointed out after last Friday's game at UC, is that Central has beaten two teams that are not too good, while Leo has knocked off two schools that generally field pretty good teams.