It's like tossing an ice cube into a pan of hot oil ... but it's got to be said. Geno Auriemma and the UConn women did not break the UCLA-John Wooden 88-game consecutive win record!
Sure, they have 89 wins in a row, but the last time I checked, it was a different sport. UConn plays women's basketball. UCLA played men's basketball. It's not the same. It's not even close!
Bellmont won six matches and took three forfeits, and Adams Central took five wins, including at overtime victory at 152, in the annual showdown between the neighboring schools Tuesday at the Teepee as the Braves scored a 53-22 wrestling victory.
"We wanted to come in here and get six, and we got five," stated Adams Central coach Doug Schultz, whose Jets slipped to 16-5 with the loss. "All in all, it was a pretty good dual meet, enjoyable to watch."
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.