With entries in five events at the IHSAA girls state finals in track Friday evening, Bellmont coach Carl Risch says he believes his Squaws have a chance at finishing among the top 10 in the team standings.
Following the girls action on Saturday will be the boys state finals with Bellmont having the only entrant from Adams County in Cam Bienz in the high jump.
MONROE— Both Adams Central and South Adams advanced to the sectional baseball semi-finals on Saturday but neither would make it to the championship slate as Canterbury topped Woodlan, 1-0, in their first year in the 2A class.
Central drew the Cavaliers of Canterbury after downing Bluffton last week in the opening round and a dramatic catch in left field made the difference between extra innings and a loss for the Jets in game one, 2-1.
FORT WAYNE— Cameron Bienz will be the only Adams County boys track star to represent at Indiana University next week after placing second in the High Jump at Wayne High School on Thursday night.
Bishop Dwenger took top team points honors netting a total of 59.50, while Carroll managed 54 for second place. After that it was Lakeland with 46, Homestead and Marion tied with 39, and Northrop with 32.
The Braves draw near to sectional play next week as they entertain two tough squads in Concordia Lutheran and the #1 ranked team in 4A Munster. Bellmont takes on Concordia in the opening game slated for 10 a.m. Saturday morning. After Munster/Concordia play game two at approximately 1 p.m., the Braves suit up again against Munster around 4 p.m.
Tonight the Braves host the DeKalb Barons at the Teepee in a rainout conference game that was originally slated to be played against Jay County. The game is slated for a 5 p.m. start but due to distance it will likely be delayed. The DDD broadcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before gametime with the pre-game show brought to you by Baker and Sons Plumbing and Heating.
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KINGSLAND— All three Adams County schools will be taking part in the tennis sectional semi-finals today along with Huntington North thanks to the results Wednesday in the opening round at Norwell High School.
The Bellmont Squaws defeated the Norwell Knights by a 3-2 margin rectifying a loss earlier this year to their NHC foes, while South Adams also earned a sectional win for the first time in several years by downing Bluffton 3-2.
NEW HAVEN—Six wins, including two new track sectional records, wasn't quite enough for Bellmont Tuesday night but the Carl Risch-led Squaws still qualified for 12 of the 16 events at next week's IHSAA regional at Wayne.
The Braves made due with what they had at the plate Monday night rocking another conference victory over Columbia City at home, 3-1.
Ryan Okoniewski pitched a complete game victory for the Braves allowing just one run on seven scattered hits with zero walks and four K's.
"Tonight was a great game," Bellmont coach Ben Fawbush noted. "Ryan pitched extremely well and I couldn't have asked for more of him. His off-speed stuff was working well mixed with his fastball."
Bellmont girls track coach Carl Risch has predicted "it should be a tight three-team race" for the championship of the IHSAA sectional competition being held at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility in New Haven Tuesday night at 5 p.m. with Bellmont, Wayne, and Homestead as the favorites.
Bellmont High School graduate Katie Knous wound up a four-year career at Huntington University by leading the Foresters to a record-breaking season in 2014.
Meanwhile, an Adams Central product, Bess Fiechter, launched her career at Huntington with an outstanding freshman season. Former Parkway standout Lindsay Shellabarger and Southern Wells grad Cristin Carter also played key roles.