DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy won the title game over Barker Wrecker by a 20-4 score last week. The girls are seen above starting in the back row (L-R): Marisa Knudsen, coach Amy Davis, Elizabeth Heck, coach Justin Manley, Cassie Marbaugh, Audrey Blackmore, Lanae Gilbert, coach Rachel Manley. Front: Audra Geels, Abigail Gehres, Hannah Myers, Cali Wallace, Lindsey Manley, Madison Thrailkill. Not pictured: Madison Massoth. (Photo provided)
MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball Tournament earlier this month and in attendance were 10 12-under teams and six 14-under squads. In the 12-under division, the Indiana Lady Spiders were victorious in the title game against the Decatur Dynamites (picture). The girls from each squad are listed below in no particular order: (Photos provided)
A GREAT CATCH FOR THE COUGARS—Adams Central’s Kyle Baker signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Saint Francis next spring earlier this week. Baker was a catcher for the Jets his entire career earning a semi-state appearance in 2013. Kyle sits with his parents in the front row, Yolanda and Rich Baker, while in the back (L-R) are AC Athletic Director Jerry Amstutz, USF coach Dustin Butcher, and AC baseball coach Dave Neuenschwander. (Photo provided)
MAKES PERFECT SENSE—After another perfect season at 12-0, Bixler Insurance has won the last two AAA League championships. Above, Isaiah Wellman (left) holds his regular season MVP trophy, while Ike Ruble, his teammate on Bixler, was named tournament MVP for his stellar play. (Photo provided)
2014 NABL MAJOR LEAGUE SEASON AND TOURNAMENT CHAMPS— Going an unblemished 14-0, the Hull Lift Cubs were victorious in the championship game last week downing the DDS Cardinals by a 6-0 score in the finals earning both regular season and tournament trophies. They are seen above starting in the front row (L-R): Chris Jones, Heath Thomas, Cael Light. Middle: Liam Adams, Kobe Ortiz, Guy Lister, Mason Burkholder, Kory Feasel. Third: Nate Ulman, Joey Mendoza, Rylen Ford. Back: coaches Dan Ortiz, Matt Burkholder, and Tim Ulman. (Photo provided)
MENTALLY TOUGH—Lucas Van De Weg (green shirt) stands with his family as he accepts the Don Ray Mental Attitude Award given out to one little leaguer every year in Monroe. Lucaas stands with (L-R) his father Ryan, mother Kristaa, Payton Binegar (Don Ray’s grandson), Louis Ray (Don’s wife), and Don’s daughter Chastity. (Photo provided)
MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE RUNNERS UP—Decatur Dental Services were awarded with their hardware for the best record in the regular season on Saturday. They were also the tournament runners up. They are (L-R), starting in the front: Payton Bineager, Alex Currie, Bryan Girod, Jaren Hildebrand, Ethan Poling. Middle: Jake Jackson, Matt Jauregui, Luke Egly, Joe Pederson, Ben Plasterer. Back: coaches Mike Hildebrand, Tim Jackson, Jason Egly, & Dan Plasterer. Not pictured: Cayden Schaffer, Logan Uhlman, and coach Eric Uhlman. (Photo provided)
Bob Goulet captured the 2014 Adams County Golf Championship over the weekend shooting a 71 at the Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva on Saturday, then a 76 on Sunday at Cross Creek Golf Club.
The win, his seventh Adams County crown ('95, '96, '98, '01, '02, '12, '14), was an especially sweet victory as Bob has only recently recovered from several surgeries in the past two years and because of health reasons missed playing in the Adams County tournament 2013.