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Braves split with Whitko

June 2, 2011

    Several games were played recently in youth league baseball with the Whitko Wildcats and the Decatur Braves splitting a doubleheader while Courtesy Motors easily sped past the Bluffton Parks and Recreation team.

Burkhalter, Squaws take Peru in 10, 7-3, for sectional crown

June 2, 2011

    OSSIAN—If Bellmont softball player Brieann Burkhalter was a cat, it would be safe to assume she used up many of her nine lives Saturday afternoon as the Bellmont Squaws rallied to capture the IHSAA sectional 22 in class 3A play at Norwell High School over the Peru Tigers by a 7-3 score in 10 innings.
    The victory for the defending Norwell sectional champions means the Squaws will host Western High School in the IHSAA regional tonight at the BHS diamond.

Jets whip Warriors to earn 2nd straight baseball title

June 2, 2011

    FORT WAYNE—"We're the defending champs of this sectional until someone knocks us off," related Adams Central baseball coach Dave Neuenschwander and that statement proved true as the Jets pounded out a 5-1 win over Woodlan in the championship encounter of the IHSAA class 2A sectional final at Indiana Tech Monday evening.

BHS foursome just misses state berth

May 26, 2011

    Though the time that the Bellmont girls 1600 relay team ran would have won three other regionals, the record-setting BHS foursome will not be competing at the June 4 IHSAA State Girls Track and Field meet.
    Bellmont coach Carl Risch learned  Wednesday afternoon that the squad fell two places short of making the field. It's the same case with freshman hurdler Holly Hankenson. She fell two places short of making the state field in the 300 sticks.

Tourney games shifted around

May 26, 2011

    The the second time this week, thunder showers caused postponement of sectional play Wednesday afternoon.
    Bellmont's Baseball Sectional was to have opened Wednesday with Wayne taking on Norwell. That game has been pushed off until today. Bellmont is slated to meet Maconaquah in the Friday, 5:30 p.m. game.
    If rain hits again today, their would likely be added games on Monday, which is Memorial Day. Currently, only a 1 p.m. championship game is set for BHS Monday.

Harvey sprints to state berths

May 25, 2011

    FORT WAYNE — Sophomore sprinter Alexis Harvey earned a second straight trip to the IHSAA State Track and Field Finals, earning second with a record-breaking time in the 200 meter dash and she took third for a state spot in the 100.

Braves try doubles to take Stars 7-3

May 25, 2011

    Bellmont could manage just three hits off South Adams pitching  in a non-conference Senior Night game at Bellmont Tuesday night but all were doubles in the fifth inning and two were two-run  shots to give the Braves a 7-3 triumph over the Starfires.
    Will Busse and Brian Hakes both drilled long two-run two-baggers to right centerfield to drive in four of the five Bellmont runs and relievers Matt Chronister and Brandon Voglewede shut the Stars down on just one hit  and one walk over their final four at bats.

Bellmont ‘7’ takes serious aim at state track berths

May 25, 2011

    It gets tougher, right now.
    Bellmont has seven girls slated for action in the Northrop Girls Track Sectional tonight and, though Bellmont has one runner seeking a second straight state berth, and some talented freshmen who have some credentials to make it to state, there are no guarantees, just a lot of competition at one of the toughest track regionals in the state.

AC girls win a double di;

May 23, 2011

    WABASH — Adams Central rocked out 25 hits in a 10-1, 14-3 double-header sweep at Southwood Saturday, improving to 15-6 on the season.
    The Jets pounded out seven runs in the first two innings of the first game, and then the solid Jets' defense took control of the game Sammie Baker slammed three singles and Olivia Macklin knocked in three runs for the Lady Jets.

‘Blessed’ Tonner wins pair; sets Jets’ record in discus

May 20, 2011

    FORT WAYNE — It was a big day for Ben Snider. It was a huge day for Troy Tonner.
    The Adams Central juniors turned in some of the best performances of their lives as Tonner won both the shot and discus, setting the AC record in the latter, and Snider celebrated his first year in organized track with a third-place shot put finish and a ticket to regional.
    "I'm blessed," stated a euphoric Tonner after a brief celebration with his friend and teammate Snider.

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