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February 10th, 2013
FORT WAYNE — "I like where Im at right now. Things are working," stated Bellmont senior Brad Busse after accepting his first place award for a second straight 182-pound semistate wrestling title Saturday night.
For the third straight week, Busse turned back Adams Central standout Ben Pfister, scoring a second period fall, but both will go to the show next Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis as part of a six-man county contingent, including three from Adams Central.
BLUFFTON—The Lady Stars proved Friday night in the sectional semi-finals that early starts aren't always the key to success in basketball.
Despite going scoreless after one quarter, South Adams topped Churubusco 34-25 at Bluffton High School to move on to the sectional finals tonight against Bishop Luers who are seeking their sixth straight title, 20th overall.
In fact, Luers has won 13 of the last 15 sectional championships.
Bellmont came a few free throws short of upsetting DeKalb at the Teepee on Thursday night as the Barons escaped with a 65-61 win over the Braves in NHC action.
The Braves were down by as many as 10 points early in the fourth quarter but some gutsy baskets kept the game interesting down the stretch including a basket plus the foul for Logan Baker that cut the lead to five points at 51-46.
Bellmont's contingent for Saturday's Fort Wayne Snider Wrestling Semistate was boosted from three to four this week when Union City's Connor Wyatt pulled out because of injury at 152 pounds, putting the Braves' Logan Neher back in the field. Neher earned alternate status as he wrestled back to fifth place at Jay.
"We had five guys wrestle back for fifth, and Neher gets to go, so I guess the alternate thing worked out for us," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote.
BLUFFTON—In a game reminiscent to the first times Bluffton and South Adams met, the Lady Stars proved that the first time was not a fluke topping the Lady Tigers in Tuesday night's sectional opening round, 41-37.
Where 41 points was the mark for AC in a 27-point loss to Luers in game one, South Adams' 41 points was a winning tally in a game that featured plenty of defense and a grand total of 47 turnovers by both teams.
GAS CITY—If you love turnovers, Tuesday night's second game of the class 3A girls basketball sectional at Mississinewa High School between Heritage and Bellmont was right up your alley.
After leading for most of the first period and several minutes into round two, the Squaws made miscue after miscue allowing the Patriots to stay in the hunt. Bellmont committed a whopping 35 turnovers while Heritage responded in kind with 25 boo-boos in the game that finally fell into the Heritage win column by a 61-49 count.
By DYLAN MALONE
Mitchell Voglewede loves to play hockey.
He's not just any hockey fan, though. Mitchell is nine-year-olds.
"Mitchell has been playing hockey since he could walk," proud dad Chad Voglewede noted.
"It was definitely, by far, my biggest win," stated South Adams senior LJ Moser, after knocking off No. 1 rated Schuyler Phillips of Yorktown, 3-1, in the 120-pound Jay County Regional Wrestling championship match Saturday.
"I was so nervous with 20 seconds left on the clock. I'm thinking, this is the state runner-up and he's ranked first, and I just have to hold on, and I was able to do it."