More accolades for Bellmont standout runner Bailey Beery continue to roll in despite the fact cross country season ended three months ago and track season is about two months away.
Beery learned last Sunday evening at the annual Fort Wayne Track Club banquet held at the Hotel Fort Wayne that she was the recipient of the Chris Brown Outstanding High School Female Distance Runner Award a feat that Bellmont cross country and track coach Carl Risch called "a really big deal."
MONROE — Bluffton guard Kevin Moser knocked down a triple and Josh Moriarity put back a miss to give Bluffton five points.
That was it for the first half.
The Tigers struggled mightily against the AC 2-3 zone and faced an 18-5 halftime deficit. The Jets would hold on to the conference win, 42-28.
With 13 seeds, including three No. 1 spots, Bellmont's battle-hardened Braves have a real shot at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Wrestling Tournament crown Saturday at the BHS gym. Of course, they'll have to fight off defending tourney champ Carroll, the dual meet 2014 winner, and East Noble, which finished second last year with six titles. Four of those winners return.
"It's a three-team race," said Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who is taking a team into a conference tourney for the 26th time.
The Bellmont swimming and diving teams split with visiting DeKalb on Tuesday night at home as the Squaws handled the Lady Barons 127-49 and the Braves' contest was left unresolved at a 91-91 tie.
The BHS girls took first and second place in all three relays.
Senior Sarah Evans had two first place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Other firsts for Bellmont included Rachel Klingensmith, Oliva Hamilton, Mae Baczynski, Reagan Burry, Hannah Myers and Allyson Norby in diving.
BERNE — Bellmont's Logan Neher handed South Adams' junior Boaz Marbach his first loss in two months, scoring a 9-3 victory at 145 pounds, and the Braves continued their strong late-season push with a 63-12 win over the Starfires in the final dual meet of the season for both clubs.
Bellmont won 11 matches, scoring eight falls, and took a forfeit at 138 in the rout, which surprised both coaches.
Tonight the Squaws search for their first victory of the season when they welcome the Garrett Railroaders. The JV contest will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with the DDD pre-game show beginning at 7:30 or immediately after the JV game.
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Gathering several club teams from the region, Villa Lanes hosted a Baker Position Round for both the boys and girls high schools as the Braves and Squaws were each felled by their opponents after 5-5 ties were broken by total pins.
Huntington North, South Adams, and Norwell also were present in the bowling battles represented by both their boys and girls teams.
INDIANAPOLIS — Bellmont capped off one of the busiest eight days in the history of the program, going 4-1 and losing only to No. 17 Carmel at the North Central Super Six Saturday.
The Braves, 10-4 in the 14 meets during that period and 8-1 this week, had solid wins over Lawrence North, 34-21, and Center Grove, 43-18, to go with a 72-6 rout of Chatard, and a 75-6 blitzing of North Central.
BERNE— South Adams earned five falls, took a pair of forfeits and rebuffed match-time strategy by Southern Wells coach Ryan Landis in two other slots in a 45-19 ACAC wrestling win over the Raiders Friday night at the Stardome.
"They kind of played games, so we had our guys ready, and they stepped in and got the job done," stated South Adams coach Barry Humble, who has written a few books of his own about match manipulation.
Tonight the Braves host neighbor county Norwell to the Teepee in an NHC rivalry on the court. The JV contest will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with the varsity contest set for 7:45. The DDD pre-game show will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. or immediately after the junior varsity contest. To view tonight's game, click the link below, then log in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free.