WARSAW— It was a smooth waltz to the finals for the Squaw volleyballers, but the action heated up instantly when Muncie Burris took the court and defeated Bellmont by the slimmest of margins in two games, 23-25, 23-25 to take the title at the annual Warsaw Invitational.
Ranked #1 in 2A, Muncie Burris came into the tourney, along with Bellmont, as one of the favorites and it came down to the two powerhouses in the final match.
MONROE—For the first time in the history of the ACAC tennis tournament, a team (Adams Central) advanced all seven players to the third round and the Jets finished with a claim to the doubles championship and runner-up in singles play.
Adams Central repeated at the top of the doubles competition with Derek Roe and Keaton Fiechter beating South Adams' Scott Hoeppner and Derek Schwartz in the finals 7-6 (4), 6-4. Roe was a member of the winning AC team last year as well.
NHC volleyball powers Bellmont and Carroll collided on the court at the Teepee Thursday night in a match that, despite the fact it was only the third of seven conference matches of the year for the two teams, was one that will more than likely determine the championship of the NHC.
That title, which has been owned by Bellmont for nearly a decade, will once again likely reside with the Squaws as they polished off the Chargers in three straight games 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 in a match that was anything but easy for either team.
Monroe— The Lady Jets of Adams Central found themselves back over .500 for the season with an impressive win against the Blackhawk Christian Braves last night in a non-conference volleyball match-up.
The Lady Jets, now 8-7 (3-2 in conference), made a clean sweep of things in front of their home crowd at the Hanger by defeating the visiting Braves in three games, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19.
Mike Macke was recently elected to the Decatur Men’s Golf Association Hall of Fame, just a few days after becoming eligible, while still an active and strong player.
In adding Macke to its membership, the men’s golf association said it recognizes his leadership of Decatur Golf, his work in developing and encouraging young talent, his high quality of play and competitive spirit, and is to be commended for helping to grow and enhance competitive golf in Decatur.
East Noble was the first to serve last night, but that was all they beat the Squaws to accomplish. The Squaws won the three game set with ease enroute to their third 3-0 sweep in their last three matches.
Both South Adams and Adams Central lady volleyballers took the court Tuesday night with mixed results in the ACAC.
The Lady Jets brought their broom to Bluffton Tuesday night when they swept the Lady Tigers 25-19, 25-20, & 25-17 in three games during their ACAC contest.
Leading the charge for AC was Chelsie Eads who produced eight kills and three digs as well as an assisted block. Abbey Lichtle also had eight kills to go along with her 12 digs.
FORT WAYNE––It took three points for the Squaws of Bellmont to regroup from their sluggish start, but after the Bishop Luers Lady Knights gave up their serve, the Bellmont netters had Luers in their rear view mirror the rest of the way to sweep them three games to none.
NEW PRAIRIE—The Bellmont boys cross country team recorded "excellent times" according to coach Randy Hisner as they finished 14th out of a strong field of 32 teams in the 44th annual New Prairie Cross Country Invitational, the largest such tournament in Indiana.
BLUFFTON—Just like in an election where every vote counts, the same could be true in golf where every stroke counts, especially if it is from the fifth player on the team.
Norwell and Canterbury finished tied for third in the IHSAA girls golf sectional Saturday at Timber Ridge Golf Course at 377. With the top three teams in the sectional advancing to the regional this week, it came down to the fifth score to see which team would advance.