FORT WAYNE— After an 18-8 explosion to open the ACAC semi-final at the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night, the Jets could not maintain their scoring prowess and the Garrett Railroaders escaped with a 54-49 victory to move on to the finals.
Woodlan awaits Garrett in tomorrow morning's final back in Fort Wayne as they defeated 2012 champion Bluffton in the first game of the double-header ensuring a new champion not named Bluffton, Leo or Heritage for the first time in 16 years.
Bellmont, now rated 16th in the state, made it a 4-0 week in the NHC by dominating an under-manned Homestead squad Wednesday, 68-6 at the Teepee.
The Braves, who swept out three loop foes, including No. 18 (IHSWCA poll) East Noble Monday, scored seven falls, a tech fall and 11-7 decision at 138 pounds with Danny Baker, and went 12-2 overall Wednesday to go 6-1 in NHC dual meets this season.
Tonight the Braves welcome Homestead to the mat for an important NHC clash. The JV is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity slated immediately after. The broadcast will begin at approximately 7 p.m. or when the varsity warm-ups begin.
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MONROE—The opening round of the 91st boys and 40th girls ACAC basketball tournament opened for Adams Central and Southern Wells at the Hangar Tuesday night with the Adams Central boys posting a 61-49 victory over the Raiders while the Wells County girls breezed past the Jets by a 58-28 count.
KINGSLAND — A highly-motivated Bellmont wrestling team turned in it's top performance of the season Monday night at Norwell, denying No. 18 East Noble a second consecutive victory over the Braves. With the convincing 37-22 NHC win, Bellmont racked up a second win over a top-20 team in three days, and now leads the series with the Knights 27-1.
"I just told the kids to go over to the (auxillary) gym, and walk around, talk, find an attitude," explained Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, whose wrestling time out was never more needed, after a 48-21 thrashing by No. 15 Mishawaka in Saturday's Main Event, likely the toughest super dual in the state.
"We did not wrestle with an attitude against Mishawaka ... but then we came back and wrestled really well in the Bloomington South match."
MONROE—Despite a gutsy second half performance on Friday night, the Adams Central Lady Jets (3-9) fell just short of the win as they fell to the Heritage Patriots (9-3) by a score of 41-38 at the Hangar.
"Overall, I thought our second half performance was one of the best stretches we've played in all season," explained AC head coach Sam Beer. "Heritage is a great team, and the way we were able to come back in the second half the way we did against them was great."
Tonight the Squaws entertain the Columbia City Lady Eagles on the hardwood beginning with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. The webcast will begin with a pre-game show at approximately 7:25 p.m. or after the reserve contest.
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Wayne Trace and Homestead are slated to be new entrants in Saturday's annual Main Event slated for the Bellmont High School gymnasiums.
The poor weather and road conditions which have kept school closed this week could cut down on the eight-team wrestling field. Adjustments will then be made in the schedule, released today by Bellmont assistant coach Tim Myers.
Bellmont will host NHC foe Homestead tonight at the Teepee with the jayvee action slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Braves will bring in a 6-3 mark while Homestead, according to the last NHC statistic sheet, is 3-1 in duals.
Bellmont has been idle since the Al Smith Invitational on Dec. 26 and 27 at Mishawaka. The Braves had a strong showing, garnering seven indivdual places while earning sixth place as a team in the 32-team tournament.