Bellmont High School senior Brian Hakes has been named to the all-city hockey team by the Fort Wayne Area High School Hockey Association. Hakes, who plays for Bishop Dwenger, was one of two players selected to the first-team defense in voting by the league's coaches. He also was chosen an all-city defenseman last year when the team represented Fort Wayne North Side.
The BMS Braves wrestled in the Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference tournament last Thursday night. The Braves found themselves in first place by night's end with nine first placers, four seconds, two thirds, and four fourths.
The team dominated as they scored 443 points compared to Indian Springs' 312.5 points in second place. Carroll finished third with 247 points and DeKalb had 219 good enough for fourth. Maple Creek, Woodside, East Noble, Summit, New Haven, and then Norwell rounded off the final places.
ANDERSON — Bellmont junior sprinter Alexis Harvey earned a shot at the Indiana Girls Track Indoor State Finals with a school record 7.39 in the 55-meter dash Saturday in the annual Patriot Invitational at Anderson College as she qualified first out of that meet.
Harvey will be seeded fourth overall in the small school division. She placed fourth last spring in the IHSAA State Girls Track and Field 200 meter (outdoor) finals.
NORTH JUDSON— The Flying Jets came just under a foot short of advancing to the regional finals against Bowman Academy later on Saturday night, but senior Maverick Baumer could not sink a half-court shot that would have won the Jets a win over Westview in overtime, 51-49.
Two of the best defensive teams in 2A faced off on Saturday morning when the Westview Warriors and Adams Central both traveled over 100 miles to get to North Judson despite the fact that the teams are less than that far apart from each other to begin with.
Here is the link to the bracket for the 2012 college basketball tournament. Fill out the bracket online and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, print it out and mail it to the DDD, or bring it into the DDD yourself and put it in the basket at the front desk.
Hey, sports fans, it's time for college hoops to heat up in March and for you to fill out your brackets! Why not fill one out for the DDD for a chance to "Beat the Pros"?
The Democrat's sports department, as well as other DDD staff members will be filling out the brackets picking their favorite teams as well and would like all of Decatur to join in the competition.
For Adams Central, 2012 collided with 1964 and 1966 last night.
This year's Flying Jets tied the school record for season victories at 19 with a stirring and dominant 74-62 conquest of Bishop Luers in the Class 2A sectional title game at South Adams. AC (19-3) also posted 19 wins in the 1963-64 and 1965-66 seasons, under coach Vernon Zurcher and including the school's first 1,000-point scorer, Roger Schnepp.
Bellmont senior Allison Gutierrez has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Indiana University East starting with the 2012 season. Red Wolves coach Charlie Brown announced the signing Feb. 29.
Gutierrez is a 5-6 defensive specialist who helped Bellmont High School win the 2010 Indiana Class 3A state championship. She was an honorable mention academic all-state selection and an all-conference libero as a senior. She ranked 13th in the state with 4.5 digs per game, according to the MaxPreps Web site.
The Northeast Hoosier Conference has announced its boys basketball conference squads for the 2011-12 year with two Braves making the list.
Homestead, who finished unblemished in the conference, placed two players on the first team, Nick Gamble and Zach Terrell, as did fellow conference teams New Haven, Columbia City, and Norwell (Kyle Fillman and Josh VanMeter) who all finished at the top of the standings. Carroll (freshman Chandler White) and DeKalb put one player each on to round out the first team.
BERNE— Senior Maverick Baumer and junior Dalton Combs both put up 20+ points for the Jets in their sectional final win against the Bishop Luers Knights held at the Stardome on Monday night, 74-62, earning them the right to cut down the nets.