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Hankenson earns All-American status

August 1, 2011

    WICHITA, Ka. — Holly Hankenson, who will be a sophomore at Bellmont High School this fall, finished fifth in the nation, earning All-American status, in the USA Junior National Track and Field Heptathlon competition, which concluded Sunday.
    Hankenson qualified for the USA Junior Nationals by winning the Region 7 Heptathlon competition.
    Hankenson won the shot put and 800 sections of the Heptathlon, going a strong 2:24 in the final 800 event.

Annual AC chicken BBQ slated

August 1, 2011

    The Adams Central Football Mothers' Club will conduct its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Adams Central Cafetorium.
    Both dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.
    The meal will consist of one-half of a Nelson's chicken, baked beans, choice of slaw, applesauce or potato salid, roll, dessert and a drink. Cost will be $7.

Practices set to begin

July 29, 2011

    Paperwork must be turned into coaches or to the athletic departments before varsity athletes will be able to participate in fall practices, it was noted by area athletic directors. Golf practices begin today while most of the rest of the fall sports will begin with officials practices on Monday, Aug. 1.
    Bellmont Athletic Director Dale Manis that the following items are necessary: IHSAA approved physical exam form, medical consent card, BHS Athletic Code of Conduct sheets, and Legal Reporting Waiver form.

HEBA All-Stars cop 2nd in Monmouth Clemente Tourney

July 29, 2011

    The Hoosier East Baseball Alliance (HEBA) All-Stars finished second in the Monmouth eight and under tournament finished Thursday night by falling to Elmhurst 13-7 in the title game.
    The HEBA stars had defeated New Haven 11-1 and avenged an earlier loss to Hoagland with a 16-4 triumph to reach the title contest.

Arnold’s goes 2-2 at Hoagland

July 28, 2011

    The Arnold's Construction 10-U Decatur All-Stars recently concluded its postseason campaign with a 2-2 showing at the Hoagland 10-U All-Star Baseball Tournament.
    Arnold's fell to the Harlan All-Stars 10-5, downed New Haven 8-5, stopped Monroeville 13-7, and fell to Kendallville 6-3. The two teams which defeated the local squad made it to the finals of the tourney.

City Golf Tourney set at Cross Creek

July 27, 2011

    The Decatur City Golf Tourney and the Greater Hoagland Open are two area golf tournaments slated for the coming weeks.
    Cross Creek owner-operator Terry Laurent announced today that the Decatur City Golf Championship will take place August 6 and 7 at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
    Entry fee is 25.00 per person. Competitors will make their own foursomes on Saturday by 1:00 p.m.  Sunday tee times will be flighted and start at 9:00 a.m.

SA sports passes to go on sale

July 27, 2011

    The South Adams Athletic Department has announced athletic ticket prices for the 2011-2012 school year. Athletic Sports Passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 8, during registration hours, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Following registration, passes will be on sale in the athletic office daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Macklin’s clutch hit lifts T-Birds to tourney title

July 26, 2011

    VAN WERT — Noah Macklin rapped a high fastball to right field for the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning, bringing in Cam Voglewede with the deciding run as the Decatur Thunderbird (10-U) Travel team clipped Delphos, O.  10-9 Monday night.

Kalver cops ‘Whitlock’ shootout

July 26, 2011

    Sue Kalver took top honors in the annual Whitlock Memorial Shootout against Cancer held Sunday, July 24, at Cross Creek  Golf Club in Decatur.
    Kalver was one of several group winners. In the playoff for the crown, she advanced to the finals and defeated Chase Ellsworth on the final hole for the overall victory.

Hop's Heresy: Getts winning over Bellmont gridders

July 25, 2011

    "Everybody likes it. We're having a good time and having fun, and working hard on the seven on sevens and really gaining momentum for the season," stated Bellmont linebacker Dewey Melcher on the state of Bellmont football under new coach Larry Getts.
    Melcher's obviously positive feeling for the first-year Bellmont coach seems to be shared by a good many of the BHS players, who will go at it for real in another week.

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