Carter Thomas, Dominick Litchfield, and Isaac Ruble all won championships for the third straight year at the 2014 Bellmont Youth Wrestling Tournament held Thursday at Bellmont Middle School.
Those three, students at St. Joseph School, represented the winning Parochial Schools team, which compiled 124 points to win the team portion of the tourney. Northwest was second and Bellmont third.
Lori McGill was the winner of our Pigskin Picks week nine as the second person this season to nail all 10 games. The tie-breaker score this week was 64 points between the Broncos and Patriots game and Lori's guess was 55. Lynn Ruble nabbed second place also missing zero games but because of her tie-breaker guess of 46 points she was just behind Lori. In third place was Todd McGill who missed just one game and was closest to the tie-breaker score with 63. In the overall standings (winner for the season gets three months free subscription to the DDD),
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
MONTICELLO— The last of the incredibly successful girls fall sports has fallen over the weekend with the Squaws volleyball team bowing out in the state's final four level.
For the third time this season, the #2-ranked Concordia Lutheran Cadets bested Bellmont, this time in four sets Saturday night in the semi-state final match 25-11, 25-11, 25-27, 25-16.
SQUAW POWER!!!—For the first time in school history, every fall girls sport at Bellmont was victorious in bringing home a sectional crown this season. What started as the first girls golf sectional title won outright turned into the soccer team earning their fifth crown, then the cross country team’s ninth sectional on the same day. With the Squaws’ vollleyball team capturing their 31st crown at Mississinewa (10th in a row), Bellmont completed the quad-fecta of successful female teams this fall. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
The Northeast Hoosier Conference has released lists for both boys and girls all-conference soccer this week as the Braves place four members and the Squaws add seven from their roster.
Finishing in the middle of the conference pack at 4-3, the Braves were represented by just one player on the first team, sophomore standout Joel Harvey, who is listed as a midfielder along with Carroll's Kyle Hoagland, Homestead's Tyler George, and DeKalb's Brad Lancaster on the first team.
MISSISSINEWA--The scalding hot hand of senior Janaya Wilder led Bellmont to a sweep of No. 9 Mississinewa in the semi-finals, and a more balanced effort was on display Saturday afternoon as the No. 7 Squaws dispatched Heritage in three to claim a 10th straight IHSAA 3A Sectional volleyball championship for the school.
GAS CITY — Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th straight sectional crown Thursday, sweeping past Columbia City while host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.
"A win is a win at this point, and that's the No. 1 goal. Whatever it takes to win, fine, and you can't be unhappy even with an ugly win," stated veteran coach Craig Krull, who has coached the Squaws to state titles in two of the last seven years.