Archive - Sports Article
August 12th, 2014
Bellmont grad Brian Hakes played a major role as the Fort Wayne Johns Jackers captured their second consecutive National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Regional championship (all-ages division) over the past weekend.
Bellmont earned their first tournament victory of the year on Wednesday night as they repeated as champions in the South Adams Invitational at the Golf Course of the Limberlost.
Ten teams met on the links in Geneva including all three county schools who ranged from all across the spectrum in the field with the Squaws taking first overall by a whopping 18 strokes with a 370 on the day.
The Bellmont Squaws golf team has started their season with a pair of invitationals in August including the Homestead Invite and their own Bellmont version.
Against Homestead's field of 14 teams, the Squaws finished fifth overall with a combined 393 strokes from the best four out of five scores. The Leo Lady Lions dominated the field with a 359 led by Brooke Moser who had an 83 on the day at Timber Ridge.
Bob Goulet won his eighth City of Decatur Men’s Golf Championship over the weekend shooting a 72 on Saturday followed by a 75 on Sunday at the Cross Creek Golf Club.
It was his second victory in 2014 as Bob was also the winner of the Adams County Championship earlier this season. Playing from the championship tees Bob made a birdie four on the 18th hole to secure the victory.
ETHEL MAY HONOREE—Cross Creek women’s golfer Tara Rickord was given an award at the Ethel May banquet held recently at the course. The award is given to an “outstanding lady who has accomplished many goals in past years and for being a dedicated golfer in the Ladies League.” Tara has been the league scorer for 11 years, has won the club championship in 2008, placed second in the City Tournament in 2002, and has had a hole in one in her career. (Photo provided)
MONROE YOUTH SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP— Brentwood lost in the championship game of the tourney to earn runners-up in the Monroe Minor League. They are seen in the picture as listed:
Brentwood—Front: Gabi Landis, Ambria White, Mackenzie Neuenschwander, Grace Bebout, Gabi Marbach, Melina Peralez. Middle: Madison Griffin, Amelia Schultz, Melaina Harman, Addison Ward, Taylor Knaub. Back: coaches Andy Schultz, Ryan Marbach. Not pictured: coaches Tom Hill, Clint Knaub. (Photos provided)
FOR THE FANS—Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon takes the time to appease this young fan before the race Sunday signing a replica of Gordon’s #24 car. Gordon is now a 5-time winner of the event. (Photo by Chris McCoy)
DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy won the title game over Barker Wrecker by a 20-4 score last week. The girls are seen above starting in the back row (L-R): Marisa Knudsen, coach Amy Davis, Elizabeth Heck, coach Justin Manley, Cassie Marbaugh, Audrey Blackmore, Lanae Gilbert, coach Rachel Manley. Front: Audra Geels, Abigail Gehres, Hannah Myers, Cali Wallace, Lindsey Manley, Madison Thrailkill. Not pictured: Madison Massoth. (Photo provided)
MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball Tournament earlier this month and in attendance were 10 12-under teams and six 14-under squads. In the 12-under division, the Indiana Lady Spiders were victorious in the title game against the Decatur Dynamites (picture). The girls from each squad are listed below in no particular order: (Photos provided)