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.
New Haven scored 20 points against Bellmont on Thursday night...in the match.
The Squaws, playing without the services of one of their better strikers, blew the Lady Bulldogs out of the building with a three-set sweep 25-11, 25-1, 25-8.
No, that's not typo, New Haven managed just one point in game two.
BERNE—Bellmont got back to their winning ways with a decisive 5-0 win against their lowly county rival South Adams on Wednesday night.
The Starfires are still chugging through a rebuilding season of sorts and the Braves took advantage sealing three of the five wins in in double-goose egg fashion.
MONROE—The Lady Jets took care of their home court against the Garrett Railroaders on Tuesday night in an exciting ACAC contest that featured Adams Central sweeping the visitors in three games 25-14, 25-22, 25-20.
AC, now 3-0 in conference (10-2 overall), went through phases in the match against the Lady Railroaders but the end result was another "W" for coach Ashley Beard.
MONROE—Two potential scoring plays, about 16 hours apart, turned out to be the difference between victory and defeat in Adams Central's and Garrett's weather-elongated Homecoming game on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Garrett came out the winner, 21-12.
The visiting Railroaders won Day One, 21-0, and AC won Day Two, 12-0, but two missed scores by the Flying Jets were crucial: one on Friday just before the game was postponed due to lightning and the other on Saturday:
NEW CASTLE—This year's Squaws are a different type of challenge for coach Craig Krull, and Saturday's performance at the annual New Castle Invitational seemed to be a good barometer of Bellmont's post-season potential as they split a pair of matches against two of the toughest volleyball programs Indiana has to offer.
Bellmont took advantage of a pair of breaks, driving for scores after the Norwell miscues to carve out a key 14-6 NHC victory over the Knights Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium, improving to 3-1 overall with three tough loop contests looming.
The game somehow dodged the storm bullets and was over by 9 p.m., seconds before a huge bolt of lightening cut open the skies.
"We did the things we needed to do to win," stated Bellmont's second-year head coach Larry Getts.
Bellmont tennis reached a few firsts under coach Joe Selking on Thursday night when they hosted NHC-rival Norwell.
First and foremost, the Braves won the match, 3-2, marking the first time that Bellmont has defeated the Knights in tennis. Another big mark, however, was the Braves' 9-1 record, the best start in Selking's tenure at Bellmont.
The Braves picked up their three key wins from David Baker at number two singles, Mason Selking at three, and Logan Baker/Drake Reidenbach at number two doubles.
Villa Lanes of Decatur and Haworth Lanes in Berne have announced registration for youth leagues this fall.
Tomorrow evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., both bowling alleys will be set up for parents to come register their youth for either Friday night or Saturday morning leagues. The age divisions will be separated 4-7 year-olds for the Bumper League, 8-13 year-olds for the Bantam League, and 14-19 for Junior League.