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BHS after 21st straight sectional wrestling crown

January 27, 2011

    "We need a little more attitude on the mat," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on his evaluation of his team from last week's narrow loss to Carroll at the NHC Tournament.
    "We didn't have that extra toughness. It was attitude more than anything. In some of the key matches we had kids that looked like they were going through the motions instead of wrestling with pride and guts."

Wrestler transfers to Yorktown

January 27, 2011

    Senior Cole Vanhorn will make his debut for Yorktown High School at 140 pounds Saturday in the Delta Sectional, it was noted today by Delta Athletic Director Chris Conley.
    Vanhorn transfered at semester from Franklin High School, where he was 7-3 for the season. Two years ago, Vanhorn made it to the individual state finals, and last year he was eliminated in the semistate.
    "He passed all the IHSAA requirements," stated veteran Yorktown coach Trent McCormick on Vanhorn's status.

Squaws hold off Generals 48-46

January 26, 2011

    FORT WAYNE—Two teams with nearly identical records collided in non-conference girls varsity basketball action Tuesday night and the Bellmont Squaws returned to Decatur with a narrow 48-46 win over the Wayne Generals.
    The Squaws moved to 8-9 on the season while dropping the Generals to 7-9 with the setback.

Braves’ 200 team sets school mark

January 26, 2011

    The Bellmont 200 freestyle relay team, of Jay Watters, Austin McCord, Matt Mock, and Zac Torrey, broke the record last night going 1:32.69, beating the existing record of 1:33.39 as the BHS boys beat the Knights 98-87 in an NHC meet.
    The boys move to 7-2 on the season and finish the conference season with a 3-2 record. The girls easily won that meet, 110-75 over the Lady East Noble Knights.

Five top seeds for Braves, 4 for Stars

January 25, 2011

    Bellmont had five No. 1 seeds and South Adams four after the Jay County Sectional Wrestling Seeding meeting Monday night.
    Brooks Faurote at 140, John Mahlan at 160, Ryley Hankenson at 171, Travis Thatcher at 215 and unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Meyer are the top seeds for the Braves as they seek a 21st straight sectional crown Saturday at Jay County.
    Jacob Girod at 112, Bobby Keuneke at 119 and Ben Baker at 189 are the seconds seeds for the Braves.

Bellmont’s A.J. McCoy needs final ‘9’ to grab sectional pin crown

January 25, 2011

    On the final roll of the sectional championship roll-off, Bellmont's A.J. McCoy knocked down nine pins and it was just enough as he successfully defended his individual singles sectional crown by beating Huntington North's E.J. Tackett 204-203.
    It was a step-ladder playoff, so McCoy had to win three head-to-head matches after  a 629 (256, 193, 180) series to qualify fourth among the final four. It was held at the Bowling Center in Bluffton.

Carroll tops Braves for NHC crown

January 24, 2011

    FORT WAYNE —  "We just had too many fifth places," admitted Bellmont coach Brent Faurote Saturday evening after Carroll knocked off the No. 8 Braves to win its first-ever NHC wrestling crown.
    The Chargers, with all 14 placing and only one fifth place, compiled 240 points with four champions to the  228.5 points of Bellmont, which had three champs, but four fifth-pace efforts.

Spartans withstand Braves’ run for 57-42 NHC victory

January 24, 2011

    An unlikely hero stepped forward to hit a critical three-point shot for the Homestead Spartans with 5:12 to play in the fourth period Saturday night at the Teepee and the shot propelled the Spartans to a 57-42 Northeast Hoosier Conference boys basketball win over the Bellmont Braves.

Starfires cop ACAC wrestling crown

January 23, 2011

WOODBURN — South Adams had three champions and all 14 wrestlers placed Saturday as the No. 19 Starfires captured the ACAC Wrestling Tourney title with 221.5 points to the 190 of Garrett and 186.5 of Adams Central.
The tourney win gives the Starfires the outright ACAC wrestling championship as it goes along with the 7-0 record for the Stars in the ACAC dual-meet competition.

Lady Jets stun Leo in 42-point turnaround

January 23, 2011

MONROE — Adams Central's girls basketball team played lock-down defense against Leo to score a huge 50-44 upset in the ACAC game played Saturday at Central, reversing a 36-point loss to the Lady Lions just nine days ago in the ACAC tourney.
"We held a pretty good shooting team to 29 percent and our girls put on a tremendous effort to out-rebound a much bigger 37-29," stated Central Coach Sam Beer.

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