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Gordon wins 5th Brickyard crown

July 29, 2014

FOR THE FANS—Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon takes the time to appease this young fan before the race Sunday signing a replica of Gordon’s #24 car. Gordon is now a 5-time winner of the event. (Photo by Chris McCoy)

Ahead of the Curb takes Senior League crown

July 22, 2014

DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy won the title game over Barker Wrecker by a 20-4 score last week. The girls are seen above starting in the back row (L-R): Marisa Knudsen, coach Amy Davis, Elizabeth Heck, coach Justin Manley, Cassie Marbaugh, Audrey Blackmore, Lanae Gilbert, coach Rachel Manley. Front: Audra Geels, Abigail Gehres, Hannah Myers, Cali Wallace, Lindsey Manley, Madison Thrailkill. Not pictured: Madison Massoth. (Photo provided)

Lady Spiders take MYL Monster's crown

July 21, 2014

MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball Tournament earlier this month and in attendance were 10 12-under teams and six 14-under squads. In the 12-under division, the Indiana Lady Spiders were victorious in the title game against the Decatur Dynamites (picture). The girls from each squad are listed below in no particular order: (Photos provided)

Baker signs with USF baseball

July 17, 2014

A GREAT CATCH FOR THE COUGARS—Adams Central’s Kyle Baker signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Saint Francis next spring earlier this week. Baker was a catcher for the Jets his entire career earning a semi-state appearance in 2013. Kyle sits with his parents in the front row, Yolanda and Rich Baker, while in the back (L-R) are AC Athletic Director Jerry Amstutz, USF coach Dustin Butcher, and AC baseball coach Dave Neuenschwander. (Photo provided)

Wellman, Ruble named MVPs

July 16, 2014

MAKES PERFECT SENSE—After another perfect season at 12-0, Bixler Insurance has won the last two AAA League championships. Above, Isaiah Wellman (left) holds his regular season MVP trophy, while Ike Ruble, his teammate on Bixler, was named tournament MVP for his stellar play. (Photo provided)

Hull Lift Cubs take Major's title

July 14, 2014

2014 NABL MAJOR LEAGUE SEASON AND TOURNAMENT CHAMPS— Going an unblemished 14-0, the Hull Lift Cubs were victorious in the championship game last week downing the DDS Cardinals by a 6-0 score in the finals earning both regular season and tournament trophies. They are seen above starting in the front row (L-R): Chris Jones, Heath Thomas, Cael Light. Middle: Liam Adams, Kobe Ortiz, Guy Lister, Mason Burkholder, Kory Feasel. Third: Nate Ulman, Joey Mendoza, Rylen Ford. Back: coaches Dan Ortiz, Matt Burkholder, and Tim Ulman. (Photo provided)

Hakes shines in Fourth baseball exhibitions

July 9, 2014

   Bellmont High School product Brian Hakes had a busy and productive Fourth of July weekend of baseball with wood bats.

Van De Weg nabs Don Ray Award in Monroe

July 7, 2014

MENTALLY TOUGH—Lucas Van De Weg (green shirt) stands with his family as he accepts the Don Ray Mental Attitude Award given out to one little leaguer every year in Monroe. Lucaas stands with (L-R) his father Ryan, mother Kristaa, Payton Binegar (Don Ray’s grandson), Louis Ray (Don’s wife), and Don’s daughter Chastity. (Photo provided)

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