Tonight Bellmont hosts another Braves team in the form of Blackhawk Christian for a varsity basketball contest. To view the game live or afterwards on the archive, simply click the link below, then log in with a username and password for the free service. The pregame show will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. or when the JV game has completed. Go Bellmont!
BERNE— It’s been a long time coming for South Adams, but the girls basketball program has had some success recently. The high school team went a tidy 13-7 this season under second-year coach Brett Freeman and it seems that there is more help on the way in the underclassmen.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont's Logan Neher predicted his vengeful victory over East Noble's Jake Weimer for a state spot, then went out and backed it up with a 13-5 major victory as the senior 145-pounder earned one of three Bellmont state slots, while Adams Central earned two tickets for this Friday's 76th IHSAA State Wrestling Finals.
WATERLOO— The Braves made the long trip to DeKalb physically on Thursday night but may have left their mental state of mind back at the Teepee.
The Barons systematically outplayed Bellmont from start to finish in an NHC battle eventually pulling away for 49-32 victory.
It's a good thing that the wrestling winners Saturday at the Snider semi-state won't be decided "on paper." or worse yet, by some funky formula dreamed up by the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association.
"The odds on paper probably don't favor us in about nine of our 10 matches," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote.
"But they are not guys we can't beat. The opportunities will be there, it's up to the kids, when they see something, to go get it."
Norwell motored to Decatur Tuesday night and ignored the cold weather outside as they blistered the nets hitting 66.7 percent of their shots from the field on 28-42 (21-29 from two and 7-13 from three) to mercifully end a winless season for the Bellmont Squaws by a lopsided 81-28 tally in the opening game of the IHSAA class 3A sectional 23.
FORT WAYNE— The largest school in the NHC extracted revenge on Bellmont Monday night as Homestead blasted the Braves on the hard court 66-39.
The football Braves' victory over the Spartans in the fall may still have been fresh on the minds of some of the Spartans who were on that team because the home team played like men on a mission in the game scoring the first 10 points of the game.
BERNE— Starfires’ senior Alyssa Bluhm scored 10 of the last 11 points of the game for South Adams icing the lead mostly at the foul line for the 58-45 victory over the winless Bellmont Squaws Friday night.
It was a fitting end to the senior night as Bluhm ended with a game-high 16 points including a 10-12 performance from the charity stripe that mostly came in the fourth quarter. Fellow senior Dzejna Ahmetovic was dominant early on the way to matching Bluhm with 16 points of her own.
Bellmont and Yorktown, teams which battled for the best part of two decades in the now defunct IHSAA Team State Regional, will both bring 14 wrestlers to the Jay County Wrestling Regional Saturday.
The meet is slated to start at 8:30 a.m. with the quarter-final round. This will be an elimination round since there are no wrestlebacks. The winners in the morning round will advance to the New Haven Semi-state.
The semi-finals and championship rounds will follow. The championship round will likely start by 1 p.m.