BERNE—County rivals Bellmont and South Adams met in the pool at South Adams Tuesday night with the Braves and Squaws both recording solid victories over the Starfires.
The Braves notched a 119-66 triumph winning 10 of the 12 events, including all three relays, while the Squaws posted a nearly identical win with a 115-71 decision over the Starfish as they took seven of the 12 events scheduled.
MONROE-After his team had coughed up the ball on four straight possessions in the third period which led to 10 straight points for the Adams Central Jets, Bellmont coach Tory Fuelling's message to his Squaws was simple when he called a timeout after AC had cut a 13 point BHS lead to just three.
"Girls you gotta take care of the ball."
In the Bellmont-Adams Central dual wrestling meet slated for tonight at Bellmont, there are a few lineup changes.
Adams Central freshman Adam Cook is back in the Jets' lineup at 103 pounds and he'll be facing Bellmont's Jordan Richards. Bellmont's Anthony Stebing is out at 145 and sophomore Jacob Bergman will take his place.
MONROE—"Maverick" was a 1960s western television series about happy-go-lucky brothers doing heroic acts.
On Saturday night, Maverick "Bomber" Baumer played the role of a midwestern hero, with a big assist from stellar free throwing by three teammates, as Adams Central claimed a 59-50 win over Lakewood Park.
NEW HAVEN—A rare and unusual call went against the Bellmont Squaws with just 20 seconds remaining in a tie ball game Saturday night and the result ended up with the New Haven Bulldogs gaining a 38-35 triumph in regulation play.
FORT WAYNE — In a bout both sides considered a swing match, Bellmont junior Dewey Melcher headlocked Jeff Clark, scoring one of five Bellmont pins in a 39-31 victory over Carroll Thursday at the Chargers' gym.
Melcher actually trailed 2-0 going into the second period and was on top of Clark, who tried to scramble out but was caught by Melcher, who finally go the trip he wanted and put the match away in 2:48, giving the Braves an impressive 27-13 lead.
BLUFFTON — South Adams, rated No. 1 earlier this week in a Class A poll put out by Indianamat.com, remained unbeaten, but had a big scare, tipping ACAC foe Leo 34-33 in a conference triple-dual meet Thursday.
The Stars improved to 21-0 overall and 6-0 in the ACAC with only Southern Wells left on the slate. They've clinched at least a share of the ACAC regular-season title by beating the other three contenders, Leo, Garrett and Adams Central.
GARRETT — Bellmont's full-court press baffled the host Railroaders in the third period Wednesday and the result was a 22-5 run, setting up the 68-53 Braves' non-conference victory.
"We talked at halftime how the first four minutes of the third quarter are the most important of the game," stated Garrett coach John Bodey.
North Adams School Board on Tuesday approved Andy Heim as head coach of the Bellmont High School boys track team.
The board also approved Mark Okoniewski as high school assistant baseball coach, Gavin Hisner as high school assistant boys track coach, and Daniel Porter as high school assistant rifle coach.
In addition, Sarah Krey was named a volunteer with the high school girls' basketball program.
According to the tale of the tape, the 6-0 Carroll Chargers may have their best chance ever to beat the wrestling Braves Thursday night in the NHC showdown at the Carroll gym.
In fact, Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, who has never lost to Carroll in his 22 previous years at the helm, gives them the edge in seven matches while Bellmont is favored in six, with one toss-up, at 135 pounds.