BLUFFTON—In a game reminiscent to the first times Bluffton and South Adams met, the Lady Stars proved that the first time was not a fluke topping the Lady Tigers in Tuesday night's sectional opening round, 41-37.
Where 41 points was the mark for AC in a 27-point loss to Luers in game one, South Adams' 41 points was a winning tally in a game that featured plenty of defense and a grand total of 47 turnovers by both teams.
GAS CITY—If you love turnovers, Tuesday night's second game of the class 3A girls basketball sectional at Mississinewa High School between Heritage and Bellmont was right up your alley.
After leading for most of the first period and several minutes into round two, the Squaws made miscue after miscue allowing the Patriots to stay in the hunt. Bellmont committed a whopping 35 turnovers while Heritage responded in kind with 25 boo-boos in the game that finally fell into the Heritage win column by a 61-49 count.
By DYLAN MALONE
Mitchell Voglewede loves to play hockey.
He's not just any hockey fan, though. Mitchell is nine-year-olds.
"Mitchell has been playing hockey since he could walk," proud dad Chad Voglewede noted.
"It was definitely, by far, my biggest win," stated South Adams senior LJ Moser, after knocking off No. 1 rated Schuyler Phillips of Yorktown, 3-1, in the 120-pound Jay County Regional Wrestling championship match Saturday.
"I was so nervous with 20 seconds left on the clock. I'm thinking, this is the state runner-up and he's ranked first, and I just have to hold on, and I was able to do it."
Bellmont held South Adams scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 35-21 victory at the Teepee on Friday night.
The Squaws made the most out of the senior night season finale by earning their fifth win of the season and snapping an eight-game losing streak in the process.
PORTLAND – Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams girls’ swimming teams all advanced swimmers – both individual and relays – to Saturday’s sectional finals.
South Adams sophomore Cady Farlow will enter Saturday’s sectional finals with the top time in the 100 breaststroke and third-fastest time in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Kara DeLong had the second-best time in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
The postseason begins today for Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams’ girls’ swimming and diving teams.
All three county schools will participate in the Jay County sectional, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top 16 times in each events will advance to Saturday, with competition beginning at 9 a.m. Additional teams competing in this sectional are Blackford, Bluffton, Delta, Eastbrook, Jay County, Muncie Central, Muncie South Side and Norwell.
A nearly flawless first 10 minutes of the game Tuesday night at the Teepee found the Bellmont Braves with a huge 17-point lead over a shell-shocked Concordia Cadet team at 27-10 with 6:55 to play.
Unfortunately, however, as the Braves found out, basketball is not a 10-minute game at the varsity level but is a 32-minute affair and the Cadets righted their ship enroute to a 71-47 decision over the Braves in non-conference action.
Bellmont could do virtually no wrong in the opening stanza.
INDIANAPOLIS—The IHSAA released the sectional draws for girls basketball throughout Indiana on Sunday night including the three Adams County squads.
Bellmont’s 3A sectional will be hosted by Mississinewa this year, while the Lady Jets and Lady Stars will play their post-season games at Bluffton.
The teams favored in each of those sectionals include the Norwell Knights (17-3) in the Squaws’ sectional and Bishop Luers who are on AC and SA’s radar as the team to beat.