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Hop's Heresy

February 3, 2012

By JIM HOPKINS
    To get to that incredible figure of 32 wins in 33 regional wrestling matches over 17 seasons ... well, Bellmont has had to have a whole bunch of good wrestlers. But that's only part of the formula.
    Senior Isaac Birch, who sealed two of those victories on Wednesday at Adams Central when the Braves pulled out all of the stops to capture a 15th and final berth in the Team State Wrestling Finals, has a theory about the consistent show of excellence by his school's teams.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 2, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    Props to Bellmont for busting through regionals with a pair of timely comebacks...yes...two of them...against long-time rival Yorktown and up-and-coming wrestling power Snider. Good luck at State, boys.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 2, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    Firstly, congratulations to the county schools' wrestling squads for their success in the respective conference tournaments. Bellmont went into the NHC with high hopes and came out the winner despite the seeding favoring East Noble.

Hop's Heresy

January 27, 2012

Down to the last takedown?
By JIM HOPKINS

     All indications point to an energy-charged Jay County Wrestling Sectional Saturday with the three Adams County school set to make a run at that final AC Regional Team Wrestling slot ... or final for now.

Chillin' with Dylan

January 19, 2012

NFL Super Bowl hopefuls
By DYLAN MALONE

Edge of the mat

January 18, 2012

By JIM HOPKINS
    If both area conference wrestling tourneys follow the seedings Saturday, then the two champions will be Adams Central in the ACAC and ... East Noble in the NHC.
    The Jets came out of their seeding meeting with four No. 1 seeds, three seconds, three thirds and a fourth. South Adams, which appears to be the only team who can give the Jets a run, has two top seeds, three seconds, a third, and five fours.

Chillin' with Dylan

January 12, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    Being an AC graduate myself, I can remember well the anticipation of winning the first round game of the ACAC tournament knowing we would be headed for the Coliseum’s grand stage.
    Unfortunately for Adams Central this season, that dream was crushed by the Heritage Patriots on Tuesday night when they came into the Hangar, played the best game they could play, and found the Jets on a rare bad shooting night.

Alone With J

January 11, 2012

By J SWYGART
    “It’s all fun and games ‘til someone gets hurt.”
    Yeah, your mom issued that warning as a kid; mine, too. But who’d have thought that, years later, it would apply to a presidential election?
    I mean, c’mon, you have to admit it: This dog-and-pony show that passes for a Republican presidential primary has been pretty funny so far, and only promises to get better as we march toward summer.

From Left Field

January 11, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
        "It just makes no sense," an obviously bothered Fire Chief Les Marckel said, "We have more training than ever and we take a more aggressive approach (to fire safety), and yet this happens."
    Marckel was speaking after this week's death of Dean Ingmire in a home fire.

Digital Views

January 11, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    Growing up in the '60s, I was always a fan of the PLANET OF THE APES movies. Not so much the later TV or cartoon series, but the films. Not only did it feature some of the best science fiction stories around but also some of the most amazing special effects makeup ever seen.
    The semi-human apes were made plausible by the make up and that gave the movies something to hold on to. So when I heard they were remaking the series I was skeptical to say the least. I shouldn't have been.

    Concordia Lutheran backed up their number one ranking in class 3A on Tuesday...
   Tonight's volleyball contest at the Teepee invites the Concordia Cadets,...
    MONROE— Bellmont completed the sweep of Adams Central teams over the...

 

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