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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)

DDS earns runner-up, season champs in MYL

July 2, 2014

MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE RUNNERS UP—Decatur Dental Services were awarded with their hardware for the best record in the regular season on Saturday. They were also the tournament runners up. They are (L-R), starting in the front:  Payton Bineager, Alex Currie, Bryan Girod, Jaren Hildebrand, Ethan Poling. Middle: Jake Jackson, Matt Jauregui, Luke Egly, Joe Pederson, Ben Plasterer. Back: coaches Mike Hildebrand, Tim Jackson, Jason Egly, & Dan Plasterer. Not pictured: Cayden Schaffer, Logan Uhlman, and coach Eric Uhlman. (Photo provided)
 

Goulet nabs 7th County Tourney

July 1, 2014

    Bob Goulet captured the 2014 Adams County Golf Championship over the weekend shooting a 71 at the Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva on Saturday, then a 76 on Sunday at Cross Creek Golf Club.
    The win, his seventh Adams County crown ('95, '96, '98, '01, '02, '12, '14), was an especially sweet victory as Bob has only recently recovered from several surgeries in the past two years and because of health reasons missed playing in the Adams County tournament 2013.

Bank of Geneva cops Monroe Youth crown

June 30, 2014

2014 MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE TOURNEY CHAMPS—After nabbing fourth place in the regular season, Bank of Geneva took the tournament by storm topping season champs Decatur Dental Services in the championship to win the title trophy in the MYL at Don Ray Memorial Park on Saturday. They are seen above: Front row (L-R): Ethan Brown, Major Spiegel, Kenton Roe, Josh Mosser, Ryan Black. Middle: Kaden Fluenkiger, Dalton Gerber, Malakai Berry, Devin Mayhew, Devin Lotter. Back: coaches Jim Heimann, Jason Spiegel, Jayson Black, Eric Gerber, Dave Mayhew. (Photo provided)

Ultimate frisbee continues its rise in Decatur’s parks

June 26, 2014

    When someone suggests throwing a frisbee around in the park, leisure and laid back are terms that come to mind.
    For the Decatur Ultimate Frisbee League (DUFL), established in the summer of 2009, it can be as competitive as any physically demanding sport.
    The game, sometimes called just "Ultimate" or "Ultimate Disc" was a school yard game played by high school and college students alike from Decatur in years past but it was not until 2009 that the formation of a league was considered.

Trio has a toss before the game

June 26, 2014

“WHICH ONE DO WE USE?”—A trio of players from the Decatur Softball League Advanced Beginners team ‘Racers’ try to decide which softball works best when throwing in a triangle. The girls (L-R) are Ayneira Downey, Kianna Arnold, and Ella Franze. (Photo by Dylan Malone)

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