FORT WAYNE—The young Lady Starfires fell on the road Monday night to a fundamentally sound Blackhawk Christian in a three-game sweep 25-13, 25-8, 26-24.
South Adams nabbed the first point of the game on a kill from Cady Farlow but simply looked sleepy after that in the first two sets.
INDIANAPOLIS—Memo to Bellmont athletic director Dale Manis--if you're thinking of ordering a new plaque for the trophy case at Bellmont to honor the new school record in girls cross country set by Bailey Beery over a week ago, put those thoughts on hold.
KINGSLAND—Bellmont used a balanced attack to neutralize the Norwell offense on Friday night at the Courtyard nabbing a convincing 49-28 victory over the Knights.
Norwell's homecoming was thwarted by the Braves from the opening drive as the disruptive Bellmont squad posted 557 yards of offense on the night including a career high 187 yards passing from sophomore quarterback Jordan Amacker who looked more comfortable throwing the football.
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FORT WAYNE—"Team defense."
According to Bellmont coach Steve Lee, this has been the mantra of the 2013 BHS girls soccer team and once again it proved the deciding factor in Thursday night's away victory at Blackhawk Christian, 1-0.
South Adams suffered just their second match-play loss this season to the surging Bellmont Squaws at Cross Creek Golf Club on Wednesday evening, 193-202. On the difficult back nine at Creek, Sydney Willis found a way to beat the heat and blow away the competition once again to earn medalist honors with a 39 (3+) but her fellow Starfires could not pick up enough of the slack to keep the team score close.
MONROE—A night after falling to Carroll on the road, the Lady Jets used what they had learned to frustrate the visiting Heritage Patriots at the Hangar on Tuesday night earning a sweep in their ACAC opener 25-23, 25-18, 26-24.
A few errors early on in the first set gave the Pats some life as the Heritage squad kept the set close throughout. The opening set featured nine ties with the final coming at 23-23.
The following is a list of the top Pigskin Picks for week one for the Decatur Daily Democrat. The top three contestants earn a prize based on the least amount of games predicted wrongly and the tie breaker determines placement based on closeness to the score ( ). The tie-breaker game score this week tallied up to 23 points. Bold names are featured DDD players.
FORT WAYNE—A spirited third set by the Lady Jets was not enough to salvage a faulty first two frames as Adams Central fell 3-1 on the road at Carroll Monday night, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16.
The Chargers, one of Bellmont's fiercest rivals from 4A, looked sharp in their opening first set jumping out to a 9-2 start before the Lady Jets managed their first kill of the game off the hands of Abbey Lichtle. A combination of some out of character errors by AC and Carroll's quick start were the culprits.
SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—Two long-time girls cross country records fell by the wayside Saturday as Bellmont and South Adams participated in the Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational.
Bellmont coach Carl Risch had predicted that sophomore speedster Bailey Beery would probably break the BHS school record at some point this year and Beery didn't wait long as she pounded out a blistering 18:38.6 on the certified Spencerville course to win the race over 146 other runners.