Jason Arnold's South Adams football squad has risen from the ashes of an 0-5 start to reclaim their season and can actually go over the .500 mark this week as the 5-5 Starfires face John Diener's 5-5 Northfield Norsemen in the Secitonal 35 semi-finals at Starfire Field.
Bellmont, which dominated the NHC for the fifth straight year, did not exactly dominate the All-NHC squad, putting three players on the first team and two on the second team. The squad was evidently announced to the Journal-Gazette yesterday. The Daily Democrat received a fax this morning from New Haven High School.
Coaches were allowed to nominate five players.
An inspired Bellmont volleyball squad answered the challenge of a game Western team to close out the first two games, then put away the Panthers with dominating power in the third game, 25-9, to earn the 12th regional championship for BHS Tuesday in front of the largest crowd of the season at the Teepee.
The Daily Democrat Cowboys remained perfect Saturday, defeating the Burkhalter Plumbing and Heating Bengals 14-0 in the DFL championship game played at Bob Worthman Stadium.
The Cowboys finished at 5-0 for the year and did not yield a touchdown the entire season. The Bengals moved the ball inside the Cowboys five-yard line in the final period, but lost the ball on a fumble.
Opposites will be attacking tonight at the Teepee.
Bellmont, one of the most consistent winners in Indiana volleyball history with 27 sectional championships, will play host tonight to Western, which now has exactly two sectional titles in its school history.
"Our game goal was to win sectional," said second-year Western head coach Lindsay Reinking.
Bellmont senior Brittany Thatcher was named recently first team All-NHC in girls soccer.
Thatcher was one of five Bellmont girls to be named to the squad, which finished tied for third in the NHC with a 4-3 record.
Thatcher was named as a midfielder for the Squaws. Junior defender Shelby Wright and sophomore forward Andrea Fruchte were named to the second team.
Senior midfielder Jessica Brewer and junior forward Taylor Kennedy were given honorable mention on the squad.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont persevered against a pesky Norwell squad Saturday night, closing out the Knights in three hard-fought games to earn a sixth straight sectional title and the 27th in the history of Bellmont volleyball.
"I was proud the way the girls fought through Norwell's fierceness. They wouldn't go away, but we wouldn't give in," said Krull of Bellmont's 25-14, 25-17, and 25-20 victory.
Adams Central concluded its 2010 volleyball season with a 3-0 loss to Woodlan in the Adams Central Sectional 37 semi-finals Saturday afternoon.
The ACAC champion Warriors stopped the Jets 25-15, 25-21, and 25-21. Bishop Luers, then defeated the Warriors in four games to win the sectional crown. Luers earlier swept past South Adams in three games.
Senior Hali Wendel led Central with 11 kills, adding 12 digs and 3 assists for the Jets, which closed out at 18-13 for coach Jeremi Schortgen.
Adams Central took care of business Thursday night in the opening round of Sectional 37 (2A) Volleyball play, handling Bluffton in straight games, 25-10, 25-11, and 25-13.
Senior Hali Wendel was her dominant self,, whacking in 18 kills with two blocks and 12 digs, and setter Alyssa Keller was busy with 30 assists, eight digs and five kills, plus an ace and a block.
In one of the strongest soccer conferences in the state, Bellmont's players earned five slots overall, including a first-team position for junior forward Alex Hammond as the Northeast Hoosier Conference announced it's All-NHC team this week.
"It was great to get five all-conference awards. The other three Bellmont players who got votes were all very close to making it too," said BHS coach Bill Meyer.