The Braves struck early and often in their first round sectional game against Norwell Wednesday night at home using an explosive offensive attack to score a win, 5-0.
The win over their NHC rivals launches Bellmont into the sectional championship Friday against South Side who defeated Wayne in the second game on Wednesday night.
We're into week five of the Pigskin Picks and once again there was not a single perfect bracket to be found. The magic number this week was 48 points between Alabama and Georgia State. Titus Schwartz managed to get the closest missing only the IU/Penn State game and ending with a score of 65 points. In second was Ronda Cowans also missing the Penn State upset and guessing 83 points. In third was Dennis McBarnes who missed two with a score of 47 points. Coach Baker, you really let me down this week!
MONROE— South Adams secured their slot atop the ACAC cross country standings with scary ease on Tuesday night downing the competition by a staggering 40 point difference.
The Berne boys finished with 17 points taking the top three spots as well as fifth, sixth, eighth, and 24th place dominating the field.
KINGSLAND— It took a few rain dates to accomplish but the Adams Central Jets have repeated as sectional tennis champs with a win over the Braves, 4-1.
The Jets downed Bellmont for the second year in a row in the finals Monday evening at Norwell to earn just their third sectional title in school history after breaking a long spell last season and their first in 1997.
"Our guys are really playing their best tennis right now," explained AC coach Michael Hower.
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.
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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.