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May 15th, 2012
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)
Bellmont second baseman Matt Stidam shocked the New Haven Bulldogs in the bottom of the seventh inning when he delivered a 1-0 fastball over the left-field fence to lift the Braves in walk-off fashion to a 4-3 win against their talented NHC rivals on Tuesday night at the Teepee.
After trailing for most of the game, Bellmont tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning and neither team scored again until Stidam's lead-off jack to end the game.
WOODBURN—The Starfires traveled to Woodlan High School on Tuesday night in an ACAC clash with the Warriors and came away with an explosion of offense resulting in a 12-1 victory in six innings.
After a scoreless top of the first, Woodlan looked to be headed for a good night when they scored their only run, which came off of Starfire errors, but South Adams would not go scoreless in an inning again.
The ACAC girls tennis tournament was held over the weekend at Adams Central with the Jets taking advantage of home-court advantage earning a conference record five first-team selections and a second team placer as well, while going undefeated in the first day earning the ACAC crown.