FORT WAYNE—The Braves squared off against Indiana's class 1A repeat state champions on the soccer pitch Thursday night eventually losing a 3-0 battle in the opening game of regionals.
Coming in with their fourth sectional title in school history, Bellmont played physical with Canterbury in the first game at Carroll but the talented 2A school, who made the lead to 2A soccer this season, made their mark in the first 30 seconds of play.
The All-District Indiana tennis teams were announced this week with three athletes from Adams County getting recognition for their stellar seasons on the courts.
Landing on a list of 12 of the best singles players from the second of three districts in Indiana, Bellmont's Evan Selking was voted onto the team.
Fans watching the IHSAA girls cross country sectional race at Bellmont Tuesday afternoon wondered for a period of time if the final 67 runners had gotten lost on the back portion of the 5K course.
As expected, Bellmont's Bailey Beery pounded out a blistering 18:21.4 finish which not only was good for first place but also shattered the Bellmont course record set in 2008 by DeKalb's Autumn Beachy of 18:34.
Dennis McBarnes was the clear winner this week for Pigskin Picks missing just the Houston/St. Louis game and was one off of the tie-breaker point total of 48 points. With three contestants tying at -1 (45) points and only two prize spots available, the second tie-breaker was a blind draw to determine who would win second and third place. Greg Coyne was picked for second place and Kenny Grim earned third place with the next draw. Joyce Schultz was the unlucky entrant left just out of the prizes. :(
IHSAA RELEASE— A day after the football pairings were announced, the Indiana High School Athletic Association released the match-ups for girls volleyball amongst 402 entrants around the state.
The tournament will begin on Tuesday, October 22 and run through Saturday at 64 different sites and four classes.
KINGSLAND— The Squaws wrangled in their fourth sectional title in Bellmont's school history on Saturday when they defeated South Side 1-0 at Norwell.
The lone score came 20 minutes into the game off a direct kick near the right corner from Bailey Beery. Ryann Velez made a run directly in front of the goalie and headed the ball forward and it was rainbowed over the goalie's outstretched hands. While still up for grabs, Ashley Hamrick redirected the ball into the back of the net with her head as well.
It wasn't weather that delayed Bellmont's win over DeKalb on Friday night, unless you count the raining flags on the field as the Braves ran away with a 62-27 win over the reeling Barons at Worthman Stadium.
Between the two teams there were a total of 21 penalties adding up to a total of 187 yards in miscues. Sprinkle in a few injury timeouts as well as 988 yards of total offense between both teams and the game-time length ended up at three hours.
Tonight is the final home game of the regular season for the Braves as they host DeKalb with a kick-off of 7 p.m. The game will be webcasted beginning with the pre-game at 6:40 p.m. To view the game, simply click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. The service is free so enjoy the game. Next week the Jets will be featured against Woodlan to end the regular season.
MONROEVILLE— The Lady Jets were contested at every turn on Thursday night but a pair of three set thrillers at Heritage ended with Adams Central completing the sweep of the ACAC tournament title.
AC, the regular season ACAC champions, entered the semi-finals on the strength of a dominant performance against Woodlan on Tuesday, then defeated Leo 25-21, 23-25, 25-19 to set up a finals confrontation with the host school Patriots.