IN ALL-STAR GAME — Brian Hakes, Gunnar Cale and Landon Baker, members of the Bellmont Sectional and Regional championship baseball team, competed on Sunday in the 3A Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Game played at Decatur Central High School in southwestern Indianapolis. Hakes played third base, Cale left field and Baker shortstop for the North squad and one of its coaches was Ben Fawbush, the head Bellmont coach. The game ended in a 10-10 tie, called due to a time limit. Games also were held in 1A, 2A and 4A senior divisions.
MONROE—The Farm Bureau Lifers came out of the loser's bracket of the double elimination Monroe Little League tournament to claim the 2012 title by handing Monroe Grain a pair of losses Thursday night.
Had Monroe Grain, who beat the Lifers earlier in the week, won the opening contest Thursday, the tournament would have been over, but Farm Bureau pounded out a 14-2 win to force a second game. In the nightcap, the Lifers jumped out to a 8-2 lead and then held on for a final 14-10 triumph.
MONROE—Hunter Lotter finished a brilliant performance on the mound for the Bank of Geneva Tuesday night in the Monroe Little League tournament at Don Ray Field by working out of a bases loaded situation and the Bankers snared a 9-6 win over the Brickhouse.
Lotter, who got 16 of the 18 Brickie outs via strikeout route, whiffed the final two batters of the game with the sacks loaded. His teammates had just scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead in the game.
Adams Central's traveling senior league team, sponsored by Kintz Insurance, traveled to the Wahoo Frenzy in Wabash, Indiana last week and came home hoisting the gold.
The tournament featured 16 high school teams including regional teams like Bellmont, Homestead, Garrett, Bluffton, Mishawaka, West Noble, and Plymouth.
One hundred fourteen people recently participated in the ninth annual Monroe Lions Club 5K Run/Walk held in Monroe on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Denise Conrad, 50, from Decatur was the women’s overall winner with a time of 19:44.3. Doug Schwartz, 40, from Decatur was the men’s overall winner with a time of 17:31.5. First place medals were awarded to the following in each division.
WOMEN’S FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Three Adams County baseball players were named to the honorable mention list for their respective classes this week on the All-State baseball teams named by the IHSBCA (Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association).
The 2012 Adams County Golf Championship took place over the weekend, beginning Saturday at the The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and finishing up Sunday at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
In the ladies division, defending champion Brenda Shifferly won her 13th Adams County trophy with rounds of 78 & 75 (153) over both courses.
"I scored really well over the past two days," Brenda stated afterwards. "It was a gratifying win."
Bixler Insurance added to their winning ways when they topped Decatur Dental, 8-1 on Friday night.
Mitchel Coates had three hits in the game to pace Bixler's, Isaac Ruble had two hits including a triple, Caden Staub, Andrew Wagner, & Chris Jones each had two hits and Isaiah Wellman added one. Kory Feasel, Carter Siefring, and Sean Hoffman singled for Dental.
FRANKLIN—Chase Ellsworth, Bellmont's sophomore linksman and lone representative at the state golf finals, has made the cut for the final round of the 36-hole event at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana.