CELINA—An impressive showing by Bellmont track teams in a triangular meet Thursday night didn't result in wins but the Squaws shattered the school record book with four new standards while the Braves posted 37 season best efforts.
Bellmont and Adams Central did battle on the softball field at the Teepee on Monday night with the Jets coming away with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun the Squaws, 6-4.
AC improves to 2-0 on the come from behind win against a quality Squaws team. Lindsey McDougall was a critical part of the win with a two-RBI single with one out in the seventh.
"McDougall's hit was the key hit in the victory," coach Cary Blake stated.
Bellmont hosted the Blackford Bruins last night at the Teepee and came away with a convincing 12-4 win to improve their record to 4-1 on the season.
Senior Matt Stidam received the ball for Bellmont and went six innings allowing only two hits, three earned runs and two strikeouts.
Short of adding a fourth team (which every coach mentioned post-game), the Adams County Coaches vs. Cancer Classic was a great event and fit its description perfectly: classic.
Game one: Adams Central vs. Bellmont
Every time that AC would put up some runs on the board, coach Ben Fawbush and his Braves would respond with an answer. The final result was a thrilling 10-7 win over the Jets that started off a trio of baseball games that would not disappoint as the day went on.
The Decatur Baseball Association's field cleanup date has been switched from this week to Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m., it was noted by league president Jim Hopkins. The various league slate will be out in a few days.
Official opening Day for Decatur Baseball will be Saturday, May 5. Team pictures will be taken that day.
The Bellmont girls track team scored first place finishes in 11 of the 16 events Thursday night at Bob Worthman Stadium but saw victory elude them by seven points as Jay County captured a triangular meet with 75 points while the Squaws had 68 and Adams Central was third with 21.
"It's hard to believe we won that many events but lost the meet," concluded BHS coach Carl Risch, adding that Jay County won the meet with its depth.
The Adams Central track squads traveled to Eastbrook High School to take on the Panthers and came up short on both the girls' and boys' scores.
The girls competition was closer than the guys with AC falling, 73-53, while the boys fell, 101-31.
BERNE— The Stars played a pair of games that could not be more starkly different the last two days to start off their 2012 baseball campaign in a loss to the Norwell Knights, 10-0 in six innings in their opener, and a win at home against the Winchester Golden Falcons, 9-0.
In last night's contest against Winchester, the Stars scored early and often, putting up two in the first and three in the second to put them up 5-0 heading into the top of the third.
With the tournament in the books, here is a list of the top 50 brackets for 2012. Congratulations to the top five who will receive a free large pizza from Pizza Hut (winners designated with an "*"). The tie-breaker was determined by the most points from play-in games and then final score guessed in the championship game.
89 PTS: Kevin Ripley *
85 PTS: Helen Mankey *
84 PTS: Patrick McBarnes *
Kentucky and Kansas will collide for a second time this year. With the National Championship looming tomorrow night, this is a list of the top brackets left in the Beat the Pros contest. There were a number of brackets with 63 points so a total of 57 people round out the list of bracket hopefuls.
Remember, 10 points are awarded for guessing Monday’s winner correctly so it’s still wide open. For those brackets that can no longer make points, an “F” for final will be listed after their name.