FORT WAYNE—Bellmont girls cross country coach Carl Risch will freely admit to anyone who wants to listen that he believes Bailey Beery, a sophomore on his team this year, is one of the top "5-10 runners in the state."
Beery solidly backed up that statement Saturday in the annual Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet winning the girls race by sloshing her way to an 18:30.4 finish in an event mired by driving rain and mud.
PONETO — In a game that had six touchdown plays covering 10 yards or more, it was a fourth down run up the middle by Adams Central's Kyle Baker that put the Jets in control in a 42-26 win over Southern Wells Friday night.
On fourth down and four yards to go at the Raiders' 44-yard line and the Jets' punter Alex Byerly in formation, Baker took a direct snap and barreled straight ahead, knocking over four Southern Wells defenders on a 29-yard spurt that ended on the 15-yard line.
Tonight's contest between the visiting New Haven Bulldogs and the Bellmont Braves will begin at approximately 7 p.m. The pre-game show will start around 6:40 for the Braves' homecoming game. To view the webcast, simply click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. The service is free when you sign in. Enjoy the game!
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MONROE — For the second consecutive season, Adams Central has cleared the field during the ACAC schedule and earned the conference crown thanks to a three-set sweep of the South Adams Starfires at home on Senior Night 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.
"I think we were more excited about Senior Night and winning it for the girls but going 7-0 in the conference is something we are very excited about," smiled Ashley Beard, the AC coach.
KINGSLAND — Both the Bellmont Braves and the defending sectional champion Adams Central Jets advanced on Wednesday night fending off their opponents to advance to the semi-finals.
The Norwell-hosted sectionals kicked off with the Jets taking a 4-1 win knocking off the Bluffton Tigers, while on the other five courts, Bellmont handled Huntington North by the same score, 4-1.
After shutting down the Bluffton Tigers on Monday night, the Squaws turned their attention to another Wells County team on Tuesday as Bellmont swept Norwell on senior night 25-22, 25-11, 25-23.
With eight seniors to juggle in the line-up, coach Craig Krull started an out of the ordinary group on the floor consisting of all fourth year players. The set-up worked well out of the gate as Bellmont led 8-4 but the Knights maintained a pesky few points back the entire opening set frustrating the Squaws at times with their spirited effort on defense.
Tonight is Senior Night at the Teepee as the Squaws host the Norwell Lady Knights on the volleyball court. To view the action, click the link below and choose tonight's contest among the games on the page. Log in with a username and password to enjoy the free service. Pre-game will start at 6:15 and the varsity match coverage will begin around 6:50-7 p.m. Enjoy the game!
Despite the fact that not one bracket was flawless, Sondra Anweiler was the only contestant in this week's Pigskin Picks contest to get only one game wrong and is the winner. Virginia Haugk and Timothy Anweiler finished 2nd in the results winning prizes as well with just two wrong. This week's tie-break score was 53 points and the full results including celebrity fans are as follows:
MONROE — Adams Central sophomore middle hitter Jenni Baumer followed a huge block with a shot right down the middle to squash a Norwell rally, sewing up the second set 25-23 in a three-game sweep for the Lady Jets Monday night at the Hangar.
A passing error by the Jets helped Norwell tie the set at 23-all, the fourth tie in the later stages of the set. Central returned a Rylee Werling serve, but Norwell could not come get it back over to lose the next key point, setting up Baumer's middle power surge to end the key game.
Tonight's home volleyball broadcast between the Bluffton Tigers and the Bellmont Squaws will begin with a pre-game at 6:15 p.m. The gamecast will continue with a varsity contest around 7-7:15 p.m. To view the contest click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the free service. Tomorrow's game against Norwell (senior night) will also be seen on the broadcast.