Veteran Daily Democrat sports editor Jim Hopkins is a patient at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack Monday afternoon.
Hopkins underwent a cardiac catheterization on Tuesday morning and results showed some damage to his heart but doctors are optimistic about his recovery. He said he was feeling much better and he was hoping to be discharged from the hospital today or Friday at the latest.
BCI Remodeling won the league championship of the Cross Creek Men’s Golf Association Sunday taking out Hi-Way Service with a gross score of 320-361 and after the handicap was figured in BCI held a 289-307 advantage.
A tight defensive battle was broken by a great offensive play by the Bellmont in the second half and the Squaws captured a 1-0 win over Norwell in Northeast Hoosier Conference girls soccer to remain unbeaten on the season.
The 5-0 Squaws had a decided ball possession edge in the first half but Norwell's defense focused on keeping the offensive combination of Taylor Kennedy, Sarah Gerke, and Madison Gephart quiet by keeping five players back and most of the time were double teaming the BHS forwards.
In a hotly contested county match Tuesday, the Bellmont varsity boys tennis team beat Adams Central 3-2 to remain unbeaten at 5-0. Senior Payton Selking lost to Nathan Barger 1-6, 4-6 at number one singles. This was only Selking’s second lost this year including invitationals dropping his record is 6-2.
Phil Bauman, now 7-1, beat Conner Lengerich 6-1, 6-2 while Nick Faurote, who just recently won a spot on varsity, lost to Jacob Weil 2-6, 2-6.
Adams Central got back on the winning track in varsity volleyball Monday evening with a three-game sweep of Churubusco 25-9, 25-17, 25-16.
The Jets, now 3-5 on the season, used a 13-kill, four-ace, five-dig performance from Bess Fiechter to key the victory. Senior setter Alyssa Keller also starred with 21 assists, 14 digs and two assisted blocks.
South Adams football coach Jason Arnold was one of 10 high school coaches nominated for the weekly Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Arnold, whose Starfires knocked off Bellmont 13-10 last Friday, was nominated in region three. Floyd McWhirt of Wabash High School was named Coach of the Week after leading the Apaches to its second straight win of the season in his first year at the helm.
Two games into the 2011 season, Adams Central has outscored Blackford and Union County 94 to 40, while AC's next opponent, Leo, has outscored Norwell and Angola 84-18.
However, the key difference, as Flying Jet head coach Michael Mosser pointed out after last Friday's game at UC, is that Central has beaten two teams that are not too good, while Leo has knocked off two schools that generally field pretty good teams.
First and foremost, congratulations go to South Adams and quarterback Dustin Wanner for hanging around long enough to put together the game-winning drive in less than 50 seconds Friday night in their 13-10 upset of the much bigger and stronger Bellmont Braves.
The way they earned that win was just hanging in there despite getting outgained 271-98 in rushing yards and netting only six first downs prior to that final drive.
No. 1 Bellmont bounced back from a tough loss at Concordia on Tuesday to take out South Adams 25-8, 25-14 and 25-5, Thursday night at the Teepee.
Except for a streak in the second game when South Adams seemed to find all the creases, breaking out to a 10-7 lead, it was all Bellmont in the intra-county showdown.
Taylor Kennedy scored the first and last goal Thursday in Bellmont's loop showdown with Columbia City and the defense held up late for a 4-3 Squaws' win over the Eagles.
It was the fourth win without a loss for the Squaws.