Archive - Sports Article
September 16th, 2014
Below are the week two results of the Pigskin Picks Challenge featuring Mike McGill as the winner missing only two games and nailing the tie-breaker score of 36 right on the money. Taking second place was Herbert Smitley with two wrong and a guess of 53, while Sharon Grim was the only community player to miss just three wrong and earned the third place prize for the DDD Bucks. Several 'celebrity' pickers were near the top of the standings this week as well!
BERNE— The South Adams Starfires came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and gave fans all the action they wanted and more, but were ousted by 1A power Blackhawk Christian in four very close games, 27-25, 25-17, 25-23, 30-28.
The first set saw the Starfires pounce on the opposing Braves, who were without their head coach Lindsey Roth, who gave birth to her first child on Sunday. A kill from sophomore Caralie Farlow gave the Starfires an early 4-1 lead and had the opposing Braves looking flustered.
This year with Pigskin Picks, the overall winner of competition will be awarded a three-month subscription to the Decatur Daily Democrat based upon the top score accumulated through all of the weeks.
Tonight the Braves put their 3-0 record on the line when they welcome cross-county rival Norwell to town for their home opener at Worthman Stadium. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. kick-off and the DDD pregame show is set to start around 6:45 p.m.
To view tonight's contest, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password or else with Facebook. The service is free to enjoy. Go Braves!
The soccer Squaws earned a 4-0 victory over non-conference Blackhawk Christian on Thursday night using a big home crowd to support the win.
"It was nice to see a great crowd," noted BHS coach Steve Lee. "The boys and girls soccer games are normally scheduled on the same nights alternating home and away but this night was one of the rare occasions when the boys did not have an away game. The crowd was electrifying with chants and Vuvuzelas (soccer horns). I really appreciated the team support."
BERNE— In what could be a preview of the sectional finals depending on how the draw turns out, Adams Central came away with a tight 3-2 victory over South Adams on the road Tuesday night.
South Adams (7-3), earned points at one and two singles but were felled in both doubles matches and three singles falling just short against their county and ACAC rivals who improved to 6-1 on the year.
Tonight the Squaws welcome non-conference opponent North Side to the Teepee on the volleyball court. The match tonight is slated for a 6 p.m. junior varsity start. The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the reserve game (~7:10 p.m.).
To view the gamecast for free, click the link below to get to the webcast site. Once there, log in using the Facebook option or sign in using a username and password.
MONROE—The 4A #6 Carroll Chargers came into the Hangar on Monday night looking to escape with a victory against a scrappy, upset-minded Adams Central team ranked fifth in 2A in the latest coaches' poll.
After dropping a nail-biter in the first set, the Chargers regrouped and left one of the toughest gyms in the region to play in, with a win, 25-20, 20-25, 17-25, 18-25.
COLUMBIA CITY— With more than half of the state's Friday night grid battles postponed to Saturday, the Bellmont Braves traveled back up to Columbia City Saturday afternoon down 15-8 in the middle of the third quarter but BHS scored 18 straight unanswered points to upend the Eagles 25-15 in the game's finish.
PONETO— South Adams earned first place in the Bi-County Conditioner at Southern Wells Tuesday night, while the Bellmont Braves finished second in the unique event.
In what is known at Hokum-Karum style, the schools use runners in pairs alternating each mile for six miles. Scores are compiled using the combined times of each school's top three pairs.