FORT WAYNE— Free throws down the stretch made the difference for Canterbury in a home win against Adams Central Friday night, 58-53.
Although the non-conference game is usually a good one between the Cavaliers and the Jets, the contest Friday held more meaning as Canterbury has joined the ranks of class 2A and could be a potential sectional opponent for the Starfires and Central later.
Adams Central and rival South Adams split 10 matches Thursday at the Central P.E. gym, and the Jets took four forfeits from Barry Humble's Starfires in a 51-27 ACAC victory.
The win puts the Jets, rated No. 1 in Class A, at 1-1 in dual meets, both ACAC contests, while the Starfires, No. 4 in Class A, fell to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Both teams will participate in the Coaches Association State Team Tourney next month.
Coaches, athletic directors, and principals met up with the media at the Back 40 Junction on Wednesday afternoon to draw for the 91st annual ACAC tournament slated once again to have its semi-finals at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.
Bluffton will be the team everyone has their eyes on this season on the boys side as the returning champions from last year's season with coach Bill Leising returning to the helm once again this season.
A young Bellmont squad scored three falls and four tech falls en route to a convincing 48-19 win over New Haven in an NHC dual Tuesday night at the Teepee.
The win puts the Braves, who sported four freshman and five sophomores in the lineup, at 2-0 in league play and 5-2 overall. New Haven, under first year coach Jimmy Linn, slipped to 1-2.
Tonight the Braves entertain the Bulldogs at the Teepee in a clash of NHC opponents on the mat. The broadcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before the start of the varsity match. To view the contest, click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the free service and the match.
BERNE — With only five experienced wrestlers in the lineup, and yielding 24 points worth of forfeits in each round, Barry Humble's South Adams wrestlers went a respectable 2-3 in the 13th annual Spencer Haworth Invitational Saturday.
Delta, after a surprising 44-43 win over Jay County, took top team honors at 5-0. Jay lost just the one time while Union City and Woodlan both went 2-3 and Eastbrook 0-5.
Tonight the Squaws play host to NHC rival DeKalb in a game that will be broadcasted by the DDD. Join Dylan Malone and Beau Butcher online by clicking the link below. Once on the game site log in for the free service with a username and password. Feel free to leave comments or likes on the game page. Enjoy the game. Pre-game show starts at 7:15 p.m.
MONROE— With 1:46 to go in the first quarter, the Raiders of Southern Wells scored a bucket to cut the Adams Central lead to 11-8 in Friday night's contest at the Hangar.
The visitors would not score again, however, until the 6:35 mark in the third quarter as the Jets blanked the Raiders in the second quarter on their way to a route 62-23 in their first conference game of the season.
LEO-CEDARVILLE — Leo clinched their ACAC mat showdown with Adams Central Thursday, 45-30, after earning falls in the final two matches as Eddie Lorraine at 113 and Chase Hissong at 120 schooled their Central foes with splattos.
The Lions of coach Josh Donner scored seven falls in all, to the Jets four, and won eight of the 14 matches.
"We had that conversation before we got here. We knew we had to stay off our our backs, and it didn't happen," stated Adams Central coach Doug Schultz.