The following is a list of the top Pigskin Picks for week one for the Decatur Daily Democrat. The top three contestants earn a prize based on the least amount of games predicted wrongly and the tie breaker determines placement based on closeness to the score ( ). The tie-breaker game score this week tallied up to 23 points. Bold names are featured DDD players.
FORT WAYNE—A spirited third set by the Lady Jets was not enough to salvage a faulty first two frames as Adams Central fell 3-1 on the road at Carroll Monday night, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16.
The Chargers, one of Bellmont's fiercest rivals from 4A, looked sharp in their opening first set jumping out to a 9-2 start before the Lady Jets managed their first kill of the game off the hands of Abbey Lichtle. A combination of some out of character errors by AC and Carroll's quick start were the culprits.
SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—Two long-time girls cross country records fell by the wayside Saturday as Bellmont and South Adams participated in the Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational.
Bellmont coach Carl Risch had predicted that sophomore speedster Bailey Beery would probably break the BHS school record at some point this year and Beery didn't wait long as she pounded out a blistering 18:38.6 on the certified Spencerville course to win the race over 146 other runners.
Apologies for Friday night's website crash. The game's webcast went off without a hitch and can be seen archived on the Livestream website on the link below. Simply click the link and log in with a username and password to view the game.
The next webcast will be next Friday at Norwell with the Braves and the Knights' football contest starting with coverage at 6:40 p.m.
Bellmont made a clean sweep of this week's opponents as they finished off Snider in three quick sets for a 3-0 start to their September.
Playing at the Teepee for the first time in six games, the Squaws improved their mark to 9-3 on the season with the scores 25-9, 25-9, 25-15.
Snider entered the contest with a few players down from injuries but coach Craig Krull still did not know what he may get from the Panthers on Thursday night.
FORT WAYNE—The Squaws finished up their six-match road trip at Northrop on Wednesday night sending the Bruins reeling with a three-set sweep, 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.
Bellmont thoroughly dominated the match from the start improving their record to 8-3 on the season before heading home tonight for a match against another big Fort Wayne school, Snider.
Apologies for last night's broadcast between Bellmont and Heritage on the road as there were some sound issues with the broadcast. Tonight's game between the Squaws and the Northrop Bruins will also be cancelled due to the SAC (Summit Athletic Conference) requesting that there be no webcasting in their home contests. Sorry for the incovenience.
Tomorrow's broadcast between Snider and Bellmont volleyball at home will proceed as scheduled beginning with a pre-game show around 6:30 p.m.
With some of their stronger runners participating in competition for the first time this year, the Bellmont girls cross country team served notice Tuesday night they intend to be a force to be reckoned with during the coming season.
Coach Carl Risch's girls went 5-0 in the annual Bi-County Conditioner hosted by the Squaws led by the first place time of the team of Emily Gunsett and Bailey Beery and are now 9-4 on the season, while the Starfire men won the boys' division with ease.
Tonight's volleyball contest at Heritage between the Squaws and the Patriots will be broadcasted live around 6:30 p.m. To view the contest, simply click on the link below taking you to the Livestream website. Log in to the free service with a username and password. Enjoy!
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