The Northeast Hoosier Conference has released lists for both boys and girls all-conference soccer this week as the Braves place four members and the Squaws add seven from their roster.
Finishing in the middle of the conference pack at 4-3, the Braves were represented by just one player on the first team, sophomore standout Joel Harvey, who is listed as a midfielder along with Carroll's Kyle Hoagland, Homestead's Tyler George, and DeKalb's Brad Lancaster on the first team.
MISSISSINEWA--The scalding hot hand of senior Janaya Wilder led Bellmont to a sweep of No. 9 Mississinewa in the semi-finals, and a more balanced effort was on display Saturday afternoon as the No. 7 Squaws dispatched Heritage in three to claim a 10th straight IHSAA 3A Sectional volleyball championship for the school.
GAS CITY — Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th straight sectional crown Thursday, sweeping past Columbia City while host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.
"A win is a win at this point, and that's the No. 1 goal. Whatever it takes to win, fine, and you can't be unhappy even with an ugly win," stated veteran coach Craig Krull, who has coached the Squaws to state titles in two of the last seven years.
GREAT START, HISTORICAL FINISH—The unlikely group of upstart Braves are seen above at the start of the regional race in Marion on the Indiana Wesleyan course where they finished fourth and just ahead of their county rivals from South Adams to move on to semi-state at IPFW Saturday. The group above (L-R) is Mason Mendez, Jacob Corral, Justin Gephart, Adam Garner, Connor Gallogly, Clayton Sheehan, and Thomas McNamara. (Photo by Alyssa Corral)
ON TO THE IRISH PITCH— Former Bellmont and University of Saint Francis standout, Sam Meyer, is making the trip to Dublin, Ireland in January to attend a high-profile soccer combine that will feature some of the best and brightest upcoming talent in the sport. Sam’s goal is to become a professional soccer player and the 10-day showcase tour will have scouts from several different leagues searching for impact players to sign to their squads. Go Sambo! (Photo provided)
Week seven of Pigskin Picks featured all three brackets that missed just one game enter the money including Richard St. John who nailed the tie-break score of 54* points, Susan Anweiler who took second guessing 52, and Craig Krull who climbs the overall standings once again with a 41. After seven weeks of play, ????? leads with a total of ???? points.
MARION—Both Bellmont cross country teams and the South Adams boys' squad survived Saturday to run another day with sterling performances at the IHSAA regional meet at Indiana Wesleyan University with the Braves and Starfires charging their way to a fourth and fifth place position while the Squaws were fifth.
The top five teams (10 teams in each meet) automatically advance to this coming Saturday's IHSAA semi-state meet to be held at the Plex in Fort Wayne.
Tonight the Squaws host Jay County for senior night at the Teepee. The coverage will begin at approximately 7 p.m. or after the JV contest. If the player link below does not work, click the link at the bottom to access the site.