Bellmont opened its tennis season with a complete sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Tuesday, winning the varsity contest 5-0 and the jayvee 3-0.
Payton Selking scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Antonio Gooden at No. 1 singles. Phillip Bauman clupped John Dukarski 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Evan Selking scored a 6-2, 7-5 win over Nate Thomas.
HARTFORD CITY — Blackford scored on and early break away but it was all BHS after that. Alex Hammond broke the ice 10 minutes in for his first of 3 goals on the night.
Other braves adding to the tally were Dan Worth with 2 goals and 2 assists, Holland Herman with 2 goals and 1 assist, Andy Hess with 1 goal and 1 assist, and Cameron Beinz added an assist.
South Adams volleyball coach Ashley Buckingham figures a program that has found victories hard to come by has to go back to the basics.
The 2010 Starfires were just 5-28 on the season and they were 0-8 in the ACAC but Buckingham asserts "we are continuing to build a new attitude in the volleyball program at South Adams. We might now have improved our record greatly last year but we did grow in our skill level and in turn gained respect from our opponents."
Blackford bested South Adams in girls' varsity and reserve golf on Monday. The Lady Bruin first team won, 201 to 207, and the JV team won, 266 to 276.
In varsity play, the Lady Starfires had these scores: Kristen Lehman, 46; Samantha Schwartz, 50; Kristal All, 53; Abbie Fisher, 58; and Alleigh Wingler, 61.
Blackford had a 46 by C. Weeks-Foy, 51 by Z. Mann, 52 by A. Morris and B. Jones, and 56 by S. Batten.
"For a scrimmage, we looked good," stated Bellmont coach Larry Getts on the performance of his Braves against what appeared to be an outmanned Jay County team Friday evening in the controlled scrimmage at Bellmont.
The Braves had their way in goal line offense, scoring several times while overpowering Jay. On defense, Bellmont's first team had no trouble stopping the Patriots.
"Dave wore 19. Johnny Unitas was his idol," stated former Decatur mayor Fred Isch, fondly recalling the days when he coached Dave Anspaugh and a host of excellent Decatur Junior High football players. That group went on to record an unbeaten 8-0-1 high school season in 1964.
The Bellmont Boys/Grils Soccer Jamboree will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the BHS Soccer Stadium with the Bellmont girls taking on Garrett.
Admission will be $5.
Each session will be 20 minutes, and there will be a 10-minute break between the 13 sessions. The South Adams boys will take on Bellmont at 3 p.m. in the final session of the day.
First team listed is the home team and will have the ball.
The new Villa Lanes will conduct Youth League bowling registration on two dates: Friday, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Decatur's long time bowling center closed three years ago. Local business men purchased the business recently and hired Mike Miller as the new manger. Renovations have been ongoing and the upgraded house is slated for a Sept. 1 opening.
Youth divisions will include Bumper, Bantam, and Junior, ages 5 to 20.
The Bellmont Girls Golf Invitational was captured by Norwell Wednesday at the Cross Creek Golf Course with the Knights taking just 381 shots to outdistance second place Canterbury with 393.
Finishing in third place was Angola at 400 as they squeezed out fourth place Bellmont by one stroke at 401. Other participating teams included Bishop Luers 416, and Leo 435.
On Tuesday night, the South Adams School Board approved the hiring of its new varsity girls basketball coach, Ryan Cunningham of Huntington.
Cunningham takes over the Lady Starfires basketball program, replacing Brandon Bailey, who left after just one season at the helm.