Several season and career best times were posted by Bellmont cross country runners in the New Haven Invitational held at the Plex in Fort Wayne.
Both BHS teams finished in the top half of the competition in their division with both the Braves and Squaws taking eighth out of 19 teams. Adams Central and South Adams also competed on the day in both boys and girls races.
WARSAW—Bellmont shook off a heart-breaking loss to Carroll on Saturday by going undefeated at the Warsaw Invitational earning the championship over Lafayette Jeff in two sets.
Going 4-0 on the day, coach Craig Krull's Squaws were on a mission to avenge their loss to arch-rival Carroll and the field at Warsaw happened to be simply casualties of war starting with Southwood in Bellmont's opener, followed by rematches with North Side and Bishop Luers, and finally a win over Jeff in the final game.
FORT WAYNE—A 48-game conference winning streak came to an end on Thursday night at Carroll as the Squaws fell to the Lady Chargers in a five-set gem that lived up to the pre-game billing.
Bellmont stumbled out of the gate losing the first two sets before finding life in set three and squeaking out set four, only to let the fifth and deciding set slip through their fingers 25-21, 25-21, 25-10, 25-23, 15-11.
Senior Bellmont soccer player Meghan Schueler made history Monday night when she played all 11 positions in a single game during Bellmont's 6-0 win over New Haven.
Scheuler, who played defense her freshman and sophomore years, converted to midfield and forward last season scoring 12 goals, but on Monday the senior started the game at right wingback where she played the first 10 minutes. She then shifted to center midfield and helped her team to to two quick scores.
Bellmont hosted NHC rival New Haven on the soccer pitch Monday night allowing two late goals in the second half to the Bulldogs in a 4-2 loss.
The Braves had a slow start on the defensive end allowing two New Haven goals in the first 20 minutes but once settled down, Bellmont stopped the bleeding before halftime.
Andy Hess slipped a ball to Willie Mahlan who finished into the back of the net for Bellmont's first goal of the game just before the half to put the Braves within one at 2-1.
The Squaws begin a tough week of volleyball on the right foot knocking off Bishop Luers in a convincing three-game sweep at the Teepee on Monday night 25-12, 25-16, 25-11.
Bellmont moves to 15-3 on the season, holding their number two rank in 3A volleyball intact with the win. Luers, who are not pushovers by any means, tested Adams Central to a five-set classic a week earlier but were without the services of their senior setter, Tamara Griggs.
NEW CARLISLE—Five lifetime best runs and four season best efforts on one of the toughest cross country courses in northern Indiana propelled the Bellmont girls to a sixth place finish in the mid-school division of the New Prairie High School Invitational Saturday out of 33 teams that participated.
FORT WAYNE—The annual "David versus Goliath" match-up of the smallest and largest schools in the NHC concluded as predicted by the experts as Bellmont suffered their second loss of the season and first in conference to the mighty Homestead Spartans (ranked #11 in 5A) 42-7.
There was a feel of "here we go" in the crowd when Homestead quarterback Matt Skowronek connected with receiver Isaac Griffith for a 68-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.