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.
The IHSAA girls' basketball state tournament wrapped up this weekend with three of the eight teams representing four classes were from Fort Wayne, two games were decided by overtime, and one was ended on a dramatic last-second shot.
In 1A, Canterbury won their fourth state title in five years by defeating Northeast Dubois, 64-54, and finished with a stellar 25-2 record on the season.
Adams Central will play tonight against the Bishop Luers Knights at the Stardome in Berne. The game was postponed from Saturday night because the Lady Knights of Luers were involved in the girls’ state finals. Come support the Jets tonight at South Adams. The game will begin at 7:30.
BERNE—Thirty-nine for Adams Central meant 100 for Aaron McClure.
In the opening game of the South Adams 2A sectional on Tuesday, the Flying Jets became the Grinding Jets as they played down to the much more deliberate, defensive-oriented style of Churubusco and pulled out a 39-34 victory.
The win not only propelled the Jets into Friday's semi-final contest against the hosting Starfires, but also gave AC head coach McClure the 100th W of an 11-year career at his alma mater.
GREENWOOD — "I'm pleased that we got here this year, but it's always disappointing to walk out of here one match away from getting medals," stated a disappointed Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote as his Braves were taken out by state rival Evansville Mater Dei in the first round of the final Team State Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Center Grove, 45-21.
How do you get 16 wins, tied for third-best in school history, with a good chance of reaching a school-best 20 wins or more?
The Adams Central way is this way, says coach Aaron McClure, as he and many others eagerly anticipate the South Adams 2A sectional:
(1) Having "six starters," with the regular rotation of seniors Maverick Baumer, Ben Snider, Kyle Fawcett, and Keaton Fiechter plus junior Dalton Combs as well as virtual starter junior Isaac Luginbill.
"They're solid, but they're not the Mater Dei team of the 90s or early 2000s when they ran that streak of nine consecutive titles," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, whose 21-5 Bellmont squad will square off with the 22-0 Wildcats Saturday at Center Grove High School in the final Indiana Team State Wrestling Tournament.
After winning their first sectional title in 32 years, a group of five Bellmonters in seven events will invade the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis Friday night for the preliminary round of the IHSAA State Swimming and Diving championships.
This squad is one of the greatest in school history, and it's definitely the fastest, with six records on the books to date, and a few more will be on the line this weekend at the fast IUPUI Natatorium pool.
FORT WAYNE— Turnovers plagued the Bellmont Braves once more as they travelled to Bishop Dwenger to face a tough Saints squad and lost 71-43 on Tuesday night.
The Braves, now 4-15, are still working out some of the kinks in the rotation. Seniors Payton Selking, Nick Fuelling, and Logan Smith seem to be out of coach John Baker's doghouse for the time being as they played significant minutes last night after a string of games with sparse minutes sparked by a lackluster effort at DeKalb last week.
BERNE—It was South Adams Senior Night at the Stardome Tuesday night but it was a pair of seniors from Winchester that stole the show as the Starfires lost a heartbreaker to the Golden Falcons, 51-50.
Cody Woodbury and Connor Detweiler will both be players that South Adams coach Andy Browns and the Stars will be happy to see graduate in May as they combined to score 37 of the 51 Winchester points including a game-winning hoop with 6.2 seconds to play by Detweiler, his only two-point basket of the game.