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.
Bellmont was the only Adams County volleyball team to taste victory on the court Thursday night as the Squaws started their Northeast Hoosier Conference season with a walk in the park over New Haven 25-7, 25-17, 25-8.
In ACAC play, Adams Central, which has been making it a habit recently of going five games at the varsity level, was squeezed out by Woodlan 3-2 by scores of 19-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-18, 9-15. South Adams meanwhile fell to conference rival Heritage in three straight rounds, 18-25, 20-25, 12-25.
Rain washed out the number two singles match in the Bellmont-South Adams tennis encounter Wednesday evening at the BHS courts but the Braves prevailed in three of the other four matches for a non-conference victory over the Starfires.
In a battle of number one players, Bellmont's Payton Selking continued his strong season with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Alex Huber while in the other singles match at number three, Mark Muselman got the only South Adams point with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Evan Selking.
Bellmont scored early and often in a lopsided victory over Garrett in non-conference varsity soccer play Tuesday night, 11-0
Nearly three minutes into the game, BHS forward Taylor Kennedy scored a goal with the assist coming from Megan Schueler. This combination connected once again four minutes later for the Squaws second goal for a 2-0 edge and four minutes later Schueler scored a goal of her own to increase the lead to 3-0.
SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—A strong finish by the South Adams boys cross country team at the Spencerville Invitational last Saturday including a one-two finish by Evan Liechty and Brody Shane helped South Adams claim the team championship with just 56 points out of 18 teams.
NEW CASTLE—Bellmont coach Craig Krull has always espoused the theory that his team will only get better by playing the better teams in volleyball and the Squaws moved to 11-4 this weekend by splitting a pair of games with ranked foes in the annual New Castle Invitational.
SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—South Adams captured three of the top 11 places in the 35th annual Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational Saturday and was narrowly edged out of first place by Shawnee (Ohio) by a 49 to 69 county.
The Bellmont volleyball machine, ranked third in class 3A in the current statewide poll, tuned up for this weekend's meat grinder known as the New Castle Volleyball Invitational with an easy three-game sweep of Lakewood Park Christian Thursday night at the Teepee.
The Squaws handled Lakewood without much difficulty in the first two games by counts of 25-8 and 25-7 and then notched a 25-15 tally in the third and final game.
BERNE—A competitive ACAC volleyball match fell into the South Adams win column Thursday night as the Starfires withstood several Bluffton rallies to win the varsity match in three straight games, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19.
Chelsea Bollenbacher dominated the front line for the Starfires knocking down 20 kills. She also added seven digs and four blocks for the SA team.
Girls age 10 and over as of January 1, 2012, who are interested in playing on a travel softball team next summer should plan on attending a tryout session Sunday, September 11 at the Bellmont High School field from 5-6 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, the tryout will be held in the Bellmont High School auxiliary gym.