One long streak for Bellmont cross country lived on and another was halted in the IHSAA cross country sectional held at the BHS course.
The Squaws found themselves squeezed out of first place by Norwell (58-73) but will still advance to the IHSAA regional this Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion along with Canterbury 103, Fort Wayne South Side 109, and Bishop Luers 119.
The advancement will be the 19th consecutive regional appearance for Bellmont at the girls level.
The volleyball sectionals are set for 2012 as Bellmont seeks to defend their title, while AC and South Adams co-exist in the same 2A bracket for county bragging rights and beyond.
Bellmont drew the toughest team in the sectional in the Norwell Knights, but a three-set sweep in their NHC meeting earlier in September saw the Squaws getting the best of their adjacent county foes 25-21, 25-18, 27-25.
MONROE—An Adams Central and St. Joseph team were crowned county champs over the weekend at the Hangar during the annual middle school tournament between the four schools Bellmont, AC, South Adams, and the Commodores.
At the eighth grade level, St. Joe's came away with the trophy after knocking off the Squaws in game one, then besting South Adams in the final.
INDIANAPOLIS—The 40th annual state football tournament hosted by the Indianapolis Colts held its sectional pairings show over the weekend featuring the placement of all 315 football teams (63 in each class).
Five teams earned a bye, one from each class, with Adams Central and Bellmont preparing to defend their titles from last season and South Adams aiming to make noise in their own 1A sectional in the last season under coach Jason Arnold.
WATERLOO—As the nursery rhyme goes, "Down came the rain and washed the Barons out" on Friday night as the Braves came into town and dominated DeKalb with the rushing game in a downpour, 34-6.
It was hard to tell what ruined the Barons' senior night more, the rain or Bellmont's run game as the Braves accumulated 428 yards on the ground in a committee effort that resulted in three players over the century mark.
Both the Bellmont and South Adams boys' soccer teams ended their seasons Wednesday night in sectional play as the Braves were downed by the Knights at Norwell 1-0, and the Starfires were trampled by Heritage at Blackhawk Christian 8-0.
MONROEVILLE—The ACAC co-champion Lady Jets moved on as predicted against a struggling Southern Wells squad in two, but the South Adams Lady Stars nearly pulled off the unlikely upset against the Leo Lions losing in three sets to the other co-champs.