MONROE— The wind was not the craziest part of AC's baseball contest hosting Jay County as the game also featured two hit batsmen that were not awarded first base because the official did not see the contact, three ground-rule doubles that slipped through the fence at almost the exact same spot, an offensive struggle that saw 20 base-runners stranded by both teams, and a three-run seventh inning for AC to come from behind and defeat the Patriots, 4-3 at the Hangar on Monday night.
MONROE— To call it breezy outside during Bellmont and Adams Central's tennis meet at AC on Monday night would be like saying Monica Seles made a few noises when she played tennis.
Seles was not present at the Hangar on Monday, but the Squaws and Lady Jets were, and their much anticipated rivalry this season did not disappoint, with AC squeaking out a 3-2 victory over the visiting Bellmonters from across the county.
HUNTINGTON—The Bellmont varsity baseball team administered the first loss of the season to the Huntington North Vikings, a team ranked third in the state in class 4A, on Saturday with a 3-1 triumph in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader.
CHURUBUSCO—In a meet that featured several of the top female track athletes in the state this year, Bellmont's Alexis Harvey solidly established herself among that group as she won three individual events and was also on the winning 4 x 400 relay team for the Squaws Saturday at the Turtle Town Invitational at Churubusco High School.
MONROE—The Jets started their conference schedule on the right foot by hosting Southern Wells and earning a convincing 10-0 victory thanks to a one-hit shutout hurled by junior Isaac Luginbill.
"Isaac pitched a whale of a game!" praised AC coach Dave Neuenschwander.
2012 SPRING SPORTS
19: ADAMS CENTRAL-Softball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m., Tennis vs. Churubusco, 5 p.m., Baseball vs. Southern Wells, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Tennis vs. South Adams, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf vs. Woodlan, 4:30 p.m., Tennis at Bellmont, 5 p.m., Softball at Bluffton, 5 p.m., Baseball at Bluffton, 5 p.m.
20: BELLMONT-Track at Heritage Relays (boys), 5 p.m.;
The Bellmont Squaws won their contest against the Lady Patriots of Heritage the hard way on Wednesday night scoring five of their six runs in the bottom of the sixth to shock the visiting crowd, 6-5, at the Teepee.
Heritage led most of the way and were up 4-1 when they got an insurance run in the top of the sixth with the bases loaded and only one out. Coach Rick Burkhalter came out to have a chat with his junior Hailee Hormann.
The Bellmont girls won the events they expected to win Tuesday evening in a Northeast Hoosier Conference track triangular with Homestead and East Noble at Bob Worthman Stadium but they still fell far behind the other teams in the final score.
With seven first place finishes, Homestead squeaked past East Noble 66 to 62.5. Despite six blue ribbons, the Squaws managed just 38.5 points (30 coming on the first place finishes). Bellmont did not get any second place ribbons while picking up three thirds and three fourth place spots.
WABASH—Adams Central's Troy Tonner shattered the Southwood Relays record in the discus throw Friday night powering out a 160'0.5 toss and the Jets finished second overall in the team standings with 89.50 points behind Eastbrook's 105.
Tonner did what he has been doing all season long in the discus and that is easily demolishing the rest of the field. The former record of the Southwood event was 159'1. Tonner's new record Friday night was almost an amazing 20 feet longer than the second place finisher.
13: ADAMS CENTRAL-Track at Southwood Invitational, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Softball vs. Crestview, 5 p.m.
14: ADAMS CENTRAL-Tennis at East Noble Invitational, 9 a.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf at Brookwood Shootout, 9 a.m., Tennis at East Noble Invitational, 9 a.m.; Softball DH vs. Norwell, 11 a.m., Baseball DH at Cambridge City Tourney, 11:30 a.m.