The new youth baseball league merger combining the former Decatur and Monmouth Baseball Leagues now has a name: the North Adams Baseball League.
In a meeting at Bellmont Middle School on Tuesday night seven members of a forming committee addressed the public on the constitution of the new league and its future.
It was another week of upsets in the NFL and college game as noted by the two brackets with a -9 this week. The winners hung tough with the punches suffering only -2 and -3 respectively, however, with the tie-breaking score of 48 points between Denver and San Diego. Tonja Anweiler was the winner with -2 (51), while Harley Hilty was second at -2 (72) and Todd Martinez was third place with -3 (57).
BELLMONT YOUTH WRESTLING FINALISTS—In the photo, championship winners from their respective weight classes poseFront (L-R): Bryce Rickord, Carter Thomas, Luke Litchfield, Mason Myers, Dominick Litchfield, Isaac Ruble, Austin Christner, Duke Myers. Back: Logan Douglas, Carter Ross, Joe Laughlin, Brooks Myers, Isaac Friedt, John Uhlman, Shaun Guise. (Photo provided)
WABASH— South Adams' senior Klayton Hinshaw summed it up nicely while hoisting the sectional trophy and addressing the team after the game.
"17 years, baby!"
The number referenced by one of the Stars' top lineman was of course how long it has been since SA has won a sectional title. On Friday night South Adams defeated Southwood in an overtime thriller, 40-39, giving the Berne boys their fifth title in school history and first since 1996.
PREPARING FOR THE KNIGHTS—South Adams, the only county team still alive in football sectional play, will compete for a title tomorrow at Southwood. Above, Brandon Dailey (#55) tackles a Leo player with Isaiah Amstutz (#28) ready for the assist. (Photo by Kalvin Fiechter)
The South Adams Starfires’ upset victory over county rival Adams Central in sectional football play on Nov. 1, coupled with the untimely exit from the tournament trail the following day of the Bellmont volleyball squad, leaves South Adams as the last fan base standing in Adams County. Those fans are certain to be vocal when the Stars travel to Southwood Friday night for the sectional title game.
Photo by Kalvin Fiechter
SUGAR GROVE, IL – The Ancilla College women’s basketball team opened their season at the Waubonsee Classic, where they were defeated by Waubonsee Community College and Kennedy-King College.
Friday night, the Chargers faced the Chiefs of WCC, in a back and forth battle that resulted in a 20-20 tie at halftime. The Chiefs’ offense, however, proved to be overpowering in the second half, scoring 43 points and defeating Ancilla with a final score of 63-49.
THE ROYAL TREATMENT—Bellmont’s volleyball team gathered on the bus before departure Saturday morning to Plymouth HS. Decatur police escorted the bus through town to add to the excitement. The team ventured to semi-state play where they lost to #1 Mishawaka Marian. (Photo provided)