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May 18th, 2012
KINGSLAND— Adams Central fought through the odds on Wednesday and Thursday to make it to their sixth sectional championship in as many years and on Friday night, the Lady Jets earned their second title in that run, only their third in school history with a 3-2 win over Huntington North.
"We expect to be in the championship each year," AC coach Mike Hower noted after the match. "We don't always win, but we expect to get there. Eventually you have to win a few and we finally did it."
2012 SPRING SPORTS
17-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; IHSAA Boys Track Sectional at Wayne, 4:30 p.m.; BELLMONT-Baseball at Jay County, 5 p.m., Softball at Bishop Dwenger, 5 p.m.
18-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; ADAMS CENTRAL-Baseball at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Softball at Snider, 5 p.m.
FORT WAYNE— A day removed from a stunning 1-0 upset from East Noble, the Braves vented their frustrations on the lowly North Side Redskins in a 14-5 rout on Wednesday night during a non-conference battle.
The loss to East Noble put a damper on the Braves' NHC hopes, but Bellmont is not faltering as their main goal has always been a sectional title and beyond. The win against North Side was just another stepping stone for the heavy hitters in the Braves' lineup who are now hungry for playoff baseball.
NEW HAVEN—Shocking results from the opening event of the IHSAA girls track sectional Monday night have propelled the Bellmont Squaws into a top three team position heading into the rest of action tonight at Bluffton High School.
PONETO—Adams Central slapped out 10 hits including a home run and three doubles and stopped ACAC opponent Southern Wells by a 12-3 tally in varsity softball action Monday at the Raiders' diamond.
Adams Central never trailed in the game as Coach Cary Blake's crew erupted for six big runs in the top of the first and then added five more in the third. Southern Wells came up with a pair in the bottom of the fourth to avert a possible 10-run mercy game when Baublet doubled in both Raider runs.
The Braves have done it again, winning another conference game in the stacked NHC by the slimmest of margins, this time a 2-1 victory over the DeKalb Barons on Thursday night to stretch to a 4-1 mark amongst the Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
Bellmont junior ace Matt Chronister found himself in a pitching duel once again going the distance for all seven innings allowing only one run in the ball game on six hits.
BERNE—The Jets had a chance to take their revenge on the South Adams Starfires on Thursday night after losing their first meeting in the Coaches versus Cancer Classic earlier this season, but the Starfires repeated their late-game heroics with a five-run sixth inning to take the lead and put their cross-county rivals on their backs, 14-12.
2012 SPRING SPORTS
10-ADAMS CENTRAL-Softball at South Adams, 5 p.m., Tennis at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m., Baseball at South Adams, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Tennis vs. DeKalb, 5 p.m., Baseball vs. DeKalb, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf vs. Jay County, 4:30 p.m., Baseball vs. Adams Central, 5 p.m., Softball vs. Adams Central, 5 p.m.
11-ACAC Track Meet (AC, South Adams) at Bluffton, 5 p.m.; ADAMS CENTRAL-Tennis at Northfield, 5 p.m., Golf at Canterbury, 4:30 p.m.
The gospel according to Bellmont girls track coach Carl Risch was simple.
Risch knew his Squaws wouldn't win many dual or triangular meets this year because of a lack of depth that allows other teams to roll up points with second, third, and fourth place finishes.
But when it comes to tournaments and bigger events like Tuesday nights Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament, Risch knew he had a special nucleus and that Bellmont would be a team to be reckoned with.
Courtesy Motors, participating in the national Chevy Baseball program, is sponsoring Decatur Baseball for the second straight year, furnishing a host of equipment, funds, and 2,000 raffle tickets towards top prizes, and can be used for $25 off service and a car wash at Courtesy Motors. All proceeds from the tickets, which are being sold for $5 each, goes to the Decatur Baseball organization. (Photo provided)