Bellmont led 2-1 in intermission, but two second-half goals by New Haven proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs ousted the Squaws from the 2010 state soccer tourney with a 3-2 win in the opening game of the BHS Girls Soccer Sectional Monday.
Senior Brittany Thatcher and sophomore Andrea Fruchte tallied first-half goals for Bellmont, which closed out a successful 10-5-1 season. New Haven, paced by goalie Karisa Jacquay, blanked Bellmont in the second half.
With Norwell pressing in on the Bellmont goal, Jaron Moser was able to recover a loose ball and popped a shot high from 20 yards out. The ball came down and just underneath the crossbar for the only goal of the game in the 78th minute as the visiting Knights defeated Bellmont 1-0 for the 2010 Bellmont Boys Soccer Sectional championship Saturday night.
Madison Schultz knocked down 11 kills in 19 attempts with only two errors, adding a solo block, a block-assist and three digs to lead Bellmont to a three-game sweep of Columbia City Thursday at the BHS court.
The win clinched the NHC championship for the Squaws, who went unbeaten in league play for the fifth straight season.
In six years under Craig Krull, the Squaws are now 41-1 in the NHC.
INDIANAPOLIS—"He's doing quite well and hopefully will be coming home with us today," exclaimed Roxanne Bone this morning when asked how her son, Joel, was doing at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Bone suffered a potentially critical neck injury Monday night in a junior varsity football game while playing quarterback for Marian University against Anderson University. He suffered fractures to the top two vertebrae of his cervical spine located at the very top of the spine at the base of the skull.
MONROEVILLE — Adams Central survived a pair of comeback rallies from Heritage Tuesday night and moved on to Thursday night's semi-final round of the ACAC volleyball tournament with a 25-22, 25-18 victory over the Patriots.
All eight conference teams were in action Tuesday at Heritage with ACAC leader Woodlan whipping Southern Wells 25-14, 25-3, Leo downed South Adams 25-15, 25-18, and Garrett handed Bluffton a 25-18, 24-26, 26-24 decision in the closest match of the night.
The South Adams boys took four of the top seven places and easily beat the field Tuesday to win their second straight ACAC Cross Country championship at the Adams Central course.
In the girls race, Leo toppled two-time champ South Adams, 40-55, for the crown, though SA junior Hannah Moore won her second ACAC individual title, adding to her crown in 2008.
Defending boys' champ Evan Liechty of South Adams finished second to teammate Eric Isch Tuesday as Isch roared in at 16:39 to the 17:08 of Liechty.
OSSIAN — After being delayed due to rain from Saturday, the IHSAA tennis sectional finals were completed Monday with Norwell capturing a 4-1 championship win over Adams Central.
The news was not all bad for AC, however, as the one point they gained, a three-set win by Nathan Barger at number one singles, will continue Barger's season this week as he will compete in the IHSAA individual tennis tournament. This tournament is for winners of number one singles and doubles whose teams are not advancing to the next level.