The Squaws started their season at home against South Side on Tuesday night winning a lopsided battle against the Lady Archers by a 7-0 count.
Bellmont quickly took control of the possession game against South Side and 20 minutes into the game Alyssa Strickler stole the throw-in and drew the last defender and goalie to her with the dribble leaving the forward Kenadee Roth wide open. Strickler quickly dumped the ball to her for Roth’s first career goal with an easy pass to the back of the net for the first and only Squaw lead.
MONROE—An under-practiced rotation and possibly some jitters forced Adams Central to drop their first game against Churubusco at the Hangar on Tuesday night in their volleyball opener.
It proved to be only a momentary scare for the Lady Jets, however, as they would go on to win 75 of the final 111 points in the match to dominate the Eagles in four sets 25-19, 17-25, 8-25, 11-25.
HARTFORD CITY—South Adams began their young volleyball season on Monday night when they traveled to Blackford to meet up with the Bruins.
Despite a reserve win, the varsity was a three-set victim to Blackford 25-22, 25-19, 25-14.
"It was a tough loss because we did not come out as strong as I would have liked to see," admitted SA coach Amie Sprunger. "We are holding our heads up high and looking forward to another match this week against Canterbury on Thursday."
Bellmont soccer hosted a total of nine teams on Saturday for their annual Soccer Jamboree including squads from Leo, New Haven, South Adams, and Woodlan.
"It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the event," BHS girls coach Steve Lee noted afterwards. "We were pleased with athletic department staff as it was very organized and it helped make this a great start for soccer season."
Tonight's contest at Worthman Stadium between the Jay County Patriots and the Bellmont Braves will be webcasted by the DDD. The football scrimmage will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and the broadcast will begin coverage around 6:40 p.m.
To view tonight's game, click the link below to the game page. Log in with a username and password for the free service. Enjoy!
The Squaws traveled to Cedar Creek in Leo-Cedarville to battle the Lions as well as Penn, Hamilton Southeastern, Carroll, Northwood, Canterbury, Fremont, Bishop Luers, and Blackhawk Christian where they took fourth place on August 8.
Penn took first place with a team score of 310, while Hamilton was just behind with 315. There was a large drop off to third where Carroll avenged an earlier loss to Bellmont a week prior with a score of 365. The Squaws finished a stroke behind at 366.
Ten years ago, Bellmont celebrated a decade of varsity soccer. Now, the program is an adult and it's time for the 20-year reunion. The date is Aug. 24 when the Braves host Delta in a 10 a.m. contest at the Bellmont Soccer Stadium.
"I'd like to see a great turnout. I think that 10-year reunion was a huge success, and was the catalyst for that whole (sectional championship) season," stated the architect of Bellmont soccer, Dave Spaulding.
Football season is here and it begins this Friday with scrimmages for all three county schools.
Bellmont will host the Jay County Patriots with a 7 p.m. start at Worthman Stadium. The admission will be a food pantry donation in the form of any item or a monetary donation. All food items and money collected will then be donated to the St. Mark's United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Decatur.
A few of the games played this weekend during the annual Kicking Out Cancer kickball tournament can be seen by following the link below. The event was a warm-up for this fall season's football and volleyball seasons that will be webcasted by the DDD.