Is one baseball tournament worth three years of preparation?
The easy answer is: definitely not!
However, if you ask the members of the Decatur Thunderbirds, you're going to get another answer entirely.
"It was an experience of a lifetime," commented Kevin Brown, the key pitcher in THE game of the big week for the Birds, won after 11 innings of battle.
INDIANAPOLIS (IHSAA)-During its final meeting of the 2012-13 school year, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional reassignment of several baseball and softball teams and also ruled on coaches proposals in the sports of gymnastics and wrestling.
The Clemente league championship trophy was played for on Tuesday night at Hanna Nuttman Park by the two remaining squads including Bleeke Electric out of the loser's bracket and Sportsform the team who put them there earlier in the tourney.
In game one, Bleeke defeated Sportform by a score of 25-20 forcing a second contest.
Bellmont graduate Taylor Kuhnle had one last hurrah on the softball field as a high-schooler on June 16th as she took part in the Indiana North versus South 3A all-star game at Westfield High School in Noblesville for seniors.
Kuhnle anchored shortstop for the Squaws this season and led the team in most batting stats.
True Value and the Monroe Crushers moved on in the Koufax tournament on Tuesday night at Worthman Field in Decatur.
The Crushers downed the SA Gold team in game one by a 15-2 score in five frames, while TV downed Blue Elks by a 19-8 score also shortened to five innings.
FORT WAYNE—If track experts in Ohio and Michigan had never heard of Bellmont's Alexis Harvey, they have now after her Saturday performance at the 39th annual Midwest Meet of Champions at Northrop High School.
Harvey placed first in two events and second in another in her three races at the meet which featured the many of the best recent graduating class athletes in the tri-state area and earned Harvey the "Star of the Stars" award for the meet.
Recently graduated Bellmont track star Alexis Harvey has been selected to participate in the 39th annual Midwest Men and Women’s Meet of Champions tomorrow at Northrop High School’s Spuller Stadium starting at 12:30 p.m.
The Heritage Patriots baseball squad ran away with the ACAC this season posting a 7-0 record to earn the title, and their excellence was rewarded by the conference with five members on the first and second teams.
INDIANAPOLIS—In a familiar place at Ben Davis, Adams Central's Lady Jets softball team tried for a second time to bring home a 2A state title but came up short against Indianapolis Scecina in a tight battle, 4-2.
In a virtual home game, the Lady Crusaders entered the contest after defeating the number one-ranked team in 2A, Evansville Mater Dei, by a 1-0 nothing score at the semi-state final.