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.
Apologies for Friday night's website crash. The game's webcast went off without a hitch and can be seen archived on the Livestream website on the link below. Simply click the link and log in with a username and password to view the game.
The next webcast will be next Friday at Norwell with the Braves and the Knights' football contest starting with coverage at 6:40 p.m.
Bellmont made a clean sweep of this week's opponents as they finished off Snider in three quick sets for a 3-0 start to their September.
Playing at the Teepee for the first time in six games, the Squaws improved their mark to 9-3 on the season with the scores 25-9, 25-9, 25-15.
Snider entered the contest with a few players down from injuries but coach Craig Krull still did not know what he may get from the Panthers on Thursday night.
FORT WAYNE—The Squaws finished up their six-match road trip at Northrop on Wednesday night sending the Bruins reeling with a three-set sweep, 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.
Bellmont thoroughly dominated the match from the start improving their record to 8-3 on the season before heading home tonight for a match against another big Fort Wayne school, Snider.