Ryan Biegel will not return as South Adams High School's head boys basketball coach next school year, but will remain in his position as an elementary school physical education teacher.
During last night's school board meeting, board members voted unanimously to not renew his coaching contract for the 2011-12 school year.
The ACAC Girls Tennis Tournament, which was started on Saturday but interrupted because of rain, concluded with the singles placement matches Monday on the Adams Central Courts. Leo's Madison Carroll defeated Bluffton's Kara Fiechter, 6-4, 6-1, for the crown. She advanced to the finals after topping AC's Hali Wendel 7-5, 6-2 and beating Amanda Stone of Bluffton 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round.
Earlier, South Adams claimed the doubles title as Kassy Potts and Lindsey Graber went through the tourney unbeaten.
New Haven's Kayla Fendel tossed a four-hit shutout Monday evening as the Bulldogs earned a 7-0 win in Northeast Hoosier Conference softball action at the Bellmont diamond over the Squaws.
The Bulldogs did most of their damage in the third inning off Bellmont hurler Nicole Schevenius when they tallied five runs. New Haven had three extra base hits in the game including a triple by Courtney Barfell and doubles by Destiney Beard and Mazie Hake. All four BHS hits were singles.
BERNE — Bellmont captured eight first places and set four meet records, but still finished second to host South Adams in the South Adams Girls Track Invitational Friday night.
In the boys meet, South Adams also won that meet, topping second place Snider and third-place Heritage.
The Starfire girls totaled 116 points to the 102.3 points of Bellmont. Adams Central was third with 80 points.
Bellmont used a nine-run third inning to its advantage Saturday and posted an 11-0 win over county rival South Adams in varsity softball action at the BHS diamond.
The scheduled second game was postponed due to rain.
Bellmont led just 1-0 after two innings with SA's Lily Taing and Bellmont's Brieann Burkholder engaged in a battle on the mound.
The nine-run assault broke the game wide open for the Squaws and allowed them to win by the 10-run mercy rule.
Carroll hurler Steve Remesnik scattered five hits, striking out three with four walks, leading the 4A No. 4 Chargers to a 7-2 win Thursday night at Bellmont, which is rated No. 10 in 3A.
Carroll improved to 14-2 with the victory. Bellmont lost for the third straight time and slipped to 9-5, and 1-2 in the NHC.
MONROE—Adams Central dropped its second game in as many nights in girls varsity softball to Heritage with this game counting toward the ACAC standings and the visitors came away with a 6-5 decision.
Heritage scored in the top of the seventh on a single to break a 5-5 tie and then Knefelkamp shut down the Jets in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
"We made too many mistakes again tonight. We have to tighten it up a bit," analyzed AC coach Cary Blake.
He comes highly recommended from Purdue coach Matt Painter and from Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, and former Bellmont standout varsity coach Shaun Busick chimed in with his support. He's John Baker, who will likely be one of the youngest head boys basketball coaches in the state of Indiana next year when he jumps from his jayvee post of one year to top spot in the program at Bellmont High.
"How 'bout dem Patriots," said Heritage coach Dean Lehrman after his charges clipped Bellmont 5-3 Tuesday, to improve to 10-5 overall.
"It has been many a year since Heritage has beaten the Bellmont Braves on a baseball field," pointed out the veteran coach.
Three of the four Bellmont 1600 relay runner set season's bests, including a sizzling 59.7 leg by lead runner Alexis Harvey, as the Squaws held off a strong Carroll group for the victory Tuesday at the BHS oval, and they did it with the fastest recorded time in the history of the Squaws track program.
But it wasn't a record.