FORT WAYNE—Bellmont assaulted Bishop Luers pitching for 14 hits including a pair of home runs Wednesday night and fashioned a 13-2 victory over the Knights at the Indiana Tech field in varsity baseball.
Matt Stidam and D. J. Wilder cleared the fence with home runs
for the Braves while Landon Baker kept his hot hitting going with a three-for-four performance including a double and five RBIs after getting three hits and six RBIs on Tuesday. Will Busse and Gunnar Cale both tripled while Brian Hakes cashed in a two-bagger.
BERNE—South Adams head wrestling coach Eric Myers has been selected as the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) Regional Coach of the Year it was recently announced.
This is an award voted on by other wrestling coaches from across the area. Myers will receive a plaque at the IHSWCA state spring clinic on April 22 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont was a team that earned seven first place finishes (more than any other school), posted 24 season best efforts, and shattered an individual school record that had stood for 10 years...but still finished third in a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular girls track meet at New Haven Tuesday night.
Bellmont won four sets by 6-0 scores and two more by 6-1 counts enroute to handing Wayne a 5-0 defeat in varsity tennis at the BHS courts Monday night.
The win was the second straight of the year for Bellmont while the match was the first of the season for Wayne.
MONROE—Sydnee Peterson pitched a strong game for Adams Central Monday night and helped the Jets fashion a 13-1 whipping of the Bellmont Squaws at the AC diamond in their opening game of the season.
Bellmont is now 1-1 after having beaten Bluffton in their opener last week.
Bellmont had no answer for the hard-throwing Peterson as the AC hurler allowed just one walk and scattered seven hits and the Jets convincingly won the game due to the 10-run rule in five innings.
Adams Central’s Shawn Reinhard clears one of the hurdles during last week’s opening track meet at AC between the Jets and Eastbrook. Reinhard posted a finish of :17.4 in the 110 high hurdles and finished second, being nosed out by a tenth of a second at the finish line. The Jets' runner also ended up second in the 300 high hurdles. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
Home plate umpire Tony Bowman calls a pitch during the Bellmont home opener in softball last week while BHS catcher Dana Kaczmarek looks a runner back to base. Weather permitting, the Squaws have three games scheduled this week including an away game today at Adams Central and home games Wednesday and Thursday against Jay County and Concordia. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
PORTLAND—A co-ed triangular track meet between Adams Central, Bellmont and Jay County found the Jets capturing a tight boys meet while Jay County earned a decisive win in the girls encounter.
Adams Central boys dominated the field events winning three of the four events staged there and notched 58 points to nose out second place Jay County with 55. Bellmont was a close third with 43 markers.
With the loss of state runner-up high jumper Travis Jauregui and distance runners Justin Kukelhan and Michael Hammond to graduation, plus the loss of a pair of current seniors who decided not to run track, first-year head coach Andy Heim has had to fill a lot of holes in the Bellmont boys track team this year.
The Bellmont Squaws opened their 2011 campaign with a 9-0 win over the Bluffton Tigers Wednesday afternoon at the Bellmont diamond.
Nicole Schevenius tossed the complete game shutout for the Squaws pitching out of several situations where Bluffton had runners in scoring position to earn the victory.