Archive - Sports Article
August 15th, 2011
"Dave wore 19. Johnny Unitas was his idol," stated former Decatur mayor Fred Isch, fondly recalling the days when he coached Dave Anspaugh and a host of excellent Decatur Junior High football players. That group went on to record an unbeaten 8-0-1 high school season in 1964.
The Bellmont Boys/Grils Soccer Jamboree will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the BHS Soccer Stadium with the Bellmont girls taking on Garrett.
Admission will be $5.
Each session will be 20 minutes, and there will be a 10-minute break between the 13 sessions. The South Adams boys will take on Bellmont at 3 p.m. in the final session of the day.
First team listed is the home team and will have the ball.
The new Villa Lanes will conduct Youth League bowling registration on two dates: Friday, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Decatur's long time bowling center closed three years ago. Local business men purchased the business recently and hired Mike Miller as the new manger. Renovations have been ongoing and the upgraded house is slated for a Sept. 1 opening.
Youth divisions will include Bumper, Bantam, and Junior, ages 5 to 20.
The Bellmont Girls Golf Invitational was captured by Norwell Wednesday at the Cross Creek Golf Course with the Knights taking just 381 shots to outdistance second place Canterbury with 393.
Finishing in third place was Angola at 400 as they squeezed out fourth place Bellmont by one stroke at 401. Other participating teams included Bishop Luers 416, and Leo 435.
On Tuesday night, the South Adams School Board approved the hiring of its new varsity girls basketball coach, Ryan Cunningham of Huntington.
Cunningham takes over the Lady Starfires basketball program, replacing Brandon Bailey, who left after just one season at the helm.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering of Decatur is a partner with Holley Performance Products in sponsoring a drag race at the Holley LS Fest on September 9, 10, and 11 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. LS is a type of engine in some General Motors cars.
Ken Lingengfelter, owner of LPE, says, "Holley is one of the premier General Motors aftermarket-branded parts providers and we are pleased to be a partner and to support Holley in this exciting LS event.
Adams Central will host Eastside in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. while Bellmont will play host to Jay County and South Adams will travel to Norwell.
Admission will be $2 at Adams Central. All-sport passes will be sold at this event, it was noted by athletic officials.
Admission at Bellmont will be a food item, or $2 will the proceeds going to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Food Pantry.
The Decatur City Golf Championship was held at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur over the weekend with Keith Blythe and Brenda Shifferly continuing their domination of local play.
Local golf legend Shifferly notched her 16th city championship with a one-stroke victory over Missy Ainsworth while Blythe won the Men’s City Division shooting a 66 and 68, a 10-under par 134 score for both days.
Normally a team that loses three seniors to division one college program would be labeled as being one going into a rebuilding year.
Don't tell that to Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull, however, as the veteran spike coach is optimistic about his 2011-12 team that will hit the floor in less than two weeks against Bishop Dwenger in its attempt to start its defense of the 2010 class 3A state championship title.
The Decatur Football League will conduct one final registration on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. near the entrance of the Bellmont baseball field.
Registration will be for two separate divisions: the fifth and sixth grade league, and the third and fourth grade league. Fifth and sixth graders should bring cleats or sneakers to the registration in order to compete in timed drills.
Fee for fifth and sixth graders will be $40. Fee for the third and fourth grade division will be $30.