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.
FT. WAYNE— The Braves ran into one of the best pitchers they will see all season against the South Side Archers and were blanked, 8-0 on Thursday night.
Will Coursen-Carr, an IU-bound senior hurler, set down fifteen Braves en route to a complete game shutout of Bellmont.
"Bellmont has hit us better than a lot of teams will this season," stated Matt Harmon, coach at South Side.
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.