BLUFFTON — A huge eight-run rally in the top of the sixth keyed the Decatur 12-and-under All-Stars to a 13-6 win over South Adams and the pool title in the Bluffton Baseball Bash Saturday.
The Mobile Ones fell to the eventual champions from Chillicothe, O. in the Sunday playoffs and took home third place medals in the tourney.
The pairings for tonight's championship game in the Decatur Girls Junior Softball League are set with Rorick Electric having defeated German Mutual Insurance 15-1 Wednesday night in the finals of the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tourney.
Rorick's will face West End at 6 p.m. tonight at Hanna-Nuttman Park. If Rorick's wins the opener, a second game will then be played to determine the champion.
Mike Pries, South Adams Athletic Director, has announced the first practice times for the fall sports at the Berne school.
Girls golf will open the fall season with a July 29, 8 a.m. practice at the Golf Club of the Limberlost.
The rest of the varsity fall sports teams will open practice on Monday, Aug.1.
Football practice will open at 8 a.m.. at the high school practice field.
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced sites for sectional tournaments in five sports for the next two years on Tuesday.
All three Adams County schools will see some changes from past years in tournament foes and all three will host at least one sectional event.
Rorick Electric downed Eichhorn's Jewelry 12-0 in action recently in the Decatur Girls Junior Softball League tournament.
The Rorick's win eliminated Eichhorn's from the tourney.
Jessika Schaeden went the distance for Rorick's for the win and fanned 10 batters. She allowed only one hit, a single by Kendra Glancy, while the Electricians belted out seven hits. Jenna Busick doubled in a two-hit game, Marissa Tupa added a pair of singles, and Sierra Arriaga doubled.
By JIM HOPKINS
Daniel Meyer fit right in among the state's best football players Friday night at North Central as he took his turn at middle linebacker and played special teams for the North squad.
The former Bellmont All-Stater, one of the top half-dozen football players ever to compete for Bellmont High, made four tackles and was involved in a lot of action. He also looked sharp in special teams.
Volleyballer Alyssa Keller of Adams Central and all Central athletes will be back in the swing of things as practices will begin on Aug. 1 for the 2011 season.
Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich announced today that fall practices will begin on Monday, August 1.
High school football conditioning practices will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
By JIM HOPKINS
INDIANAPOLIS — For the third straight year, Bellmont was represented on the North All-Stars at the annual Grange Insurance North-South Football All-Star game Friday night at North Central High School, but this was the first time in those three seasons that the North suffered a loss, losing 13-7 last night in front of 5,216 fans.
“They won the turnover battle. That was the difference,” stated former BHS standout Daniel Meyer, on the loss.
The Decatur Thunderbirds played in the second annual Don Osborn Willshire 10 and Under tournament this past weekend and swept all five games they played for the championship title.
In pool play games, the T-Birds blanked Patrick Henry of Ohio 9-0 on Friday, and on Saturday knocked off Rockford, Ohio 7-5 and Van Wert, Ohio 18-0. In the elimination round Saturday, Decatur fashioned a big 19-1 triumph over Van Wert and then whipped Patrick Henry again by a 12-2 count in the championship encounter.
Erie Haven added the Adams-Wells Koufax Tourney title to its regular-season crown, but it took a little longer than they had hoped Tuesday in the championship round.
McIntire Heating & Air handed Erie Haven it's first loss of the season in the title round opener Thursday night, but the Mixers gathered themselves in the middle of the second game and took the lead on a triple by Trace Bauer in the bottom of the fifth and went on to score a 7-4 victory, capping a 19-1 season.