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Saturday’s 2A Sectional Final between Bishop Luers and Adams Central was a great example of the positive growth in the Jets’ program over the past nine months under new head coach Kyle Roe. Despite the loss, the game was a far cry from the 90 points Luers scored back in Roe’s second game in …

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The Bellmont Braves held McKenna Layden in check for 17 minutes, keeping her to just five points, but by the end of the night, it was Layden who had led her Tigers to a sectional final against the host Norwell Knights with a 29-point performance in a 50-44 barnburner.

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Unlike many other sports under the IHSAA umbrella, winning a sectional title is not a prerequisite to hoist a regional trophy in wrestling. Nevertheless, Delta and Jay County, last week’s two sectional champions, are the two favorites to win the team title this weekend at Jay County High Sch…

There was little mystery as to how the Bellmont Braves, the defending sectional champions, would approach Wednesday night’s sectional opener against Oak Hill: run the press, play hard-nosed zone defense, and rebound, rebound, rebound.

If you didn’t believe that Isaac Schultz was the real deal before Friday night, you may have been hiding under a rock for the past few months. If you still don’t believe it, you probably weren’t at the Hangar Friday night as Adams Central utterly dismantled ACAC rival Heritage in a 71-41 thr…

Bellmont hosted NE8 foe Leo in girls basketball action Friday night. It was the final tune-up before Sectional play begins next week. It was also Senior night and though it wasn’t a prolific offensive showing, the Braves won the game handily 48 – 23. 

Gracie Garwood had a career-high 27 points and Adams Central fought back valiantly from a 19-point deficit to cut the lead to just one possession in the fourth quarter, but the Blackhawk Christian Braves escaped with the 66-62 victory in the final regular season game for both teams. 

Wednesday night brought a first in the 21-year history of the Jay County wrestling sectional - a Wednesday night seeding meeting. A new directive by the IHSAA shifted the traditional Monday ceremony to a new night and the heavy snowfall and canceled school day meant the meeting was held onli…

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For South Adams fans Tuesday night, the win was nice—a 55-24 home-court blowout by the Starfires over Churubusco—but the real excitement came almost midway through the first quarter when senior star Peyton Pries caught Cora Baker’s outlet pass and drove hard to the basket for a layup. 

Don’t panic. That seemed to be the lesson the Bellmont girls were trying to teach their fans Friday night at Huntington North when they fell behind 12-0 midway through the first quarter but came back to beat the Vikings 40-37 in a big NE8 matchup. With the win, the Braves improved to 16-4 ov…

Last week’s meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee in Indianapolis resulted in sweeping changes to the format of the cross country tournaments and also made a big change in the upcoming track and field season. 

The final wrestling match of the season for the Bellmont Braves was, in essence, the final stage of grief for most of those in attendance as the program and its fans and wrestlers mourned the death of assistant coach Paul Gunsett. Just a day after the funeral, the Braves stepped back on the …

Well on pace to score 100 points through three quarters of play, the Adams Central Flying Jets moved to within two wins of winning the 100th ACAC tournament with a blowout 82-30 victory over rival South Adams with a 23-point night by Isaac Schultz. 

It’s rare for a third-team boys’ basketball game to record a bit of regional history, but it happened in last Saturday’s Adams Central-Jay County C team matchup. However, what happened did not directly involve either the Flying Jets or the Patriots. The occurrence was the final refereeing ap…

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MONROE—There was no better way to sum up the passionate play between South Adams and Adams Central in the first round of the 49th ACAC basketball tournament than the play made by Macy Pries with 8.8 seconds remaining in the game. Knowing that Adams Central had no timeouts remaining and with …

The pairings for the 11th annual IHSWCA Team State tournaments were announced live Monday in Decatur, setting the stage for the four separate events to be held at three separate events across Indiana. 

The Central Noble girls’ basketball team came to Berne Friday undefeated and left still undefeated, but the Cougars went home knowing they had been in a battle. Their 42-30 win over South Adams was earned the hard way, the Starfires fighting valiantly till the final buzzer, despite playing w…

Jack Scheumann and Kord Fuelling combined for 47 points to lead the Bellmont Braves to a 66-58 victory over the Winchester Golden Falcons Wednesday in the fifth-place game in the Northeastern Holiday Tournament. 

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32 head coaches from across the state of Indiana met Wednesday evening at Mishawaka High School to set up the brackets for the annual Al Smith Classic wrestling invitational and the Bellmont Braves came away with five seeds out of the 13 wrestlers entered. 

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The winter sports schedule at South Adams High School has been thrown out the window as a broken water pipe on Christmas morning has ruined the main gym floor, prompting a plethora of schedule changes in the coming weeks. 

MONROE-The first ACAC victory for new head coach Kyle Roe was a come-from-behind victory against rival South Adams and it came thanks to some late-game heroics by Hailey Heller and Gracie Garwood, who highlighted an 18-point fourth quarter with clutch shooting to pull off the pre-Christmas 4…

The fields are set for the four IHSWCA Team State tournaments, which are set to be held on January 7th at three different sites after the association’s Team State committee held the final vote for each class this weekend. 

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After breaking the school record for six dives on Tuesday, Mason Mankey broke his own record again on Thursday with an outstanding performance in the Bellmont pool. Mankey is pictured with Phil Smith, the previous record holder, after Thursday's meet. 

It was a tale of two benches Friday night at the Teepee, where the New Haven Bulldogs topped the Bellmont boys 64-55 in the conference opener for both teams. Korbyn Hammel and Mathias Garcia came off the bench for the Bulldogs to combine for 24 points—21 in the first-half—while the Bellmont …

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Adams Central senior Ethan Poling reached 1000 career points in Friday's night's game against Woodlan. For more details, see Saturday's DDD.

“We took a step forward tonight, we didn’t stub our toe here against a good team and I think we are riding home happy.”

Sometimes a loss is a win and that was certainly the case Wednesday night as the South Adams Starfires gave everything they could to the #6 Cowan Blackhawks at the Stardome. Although they fell in the team score 34-30, coach Jesse Gaskill’s team made a big statement with just four days remain…

Missing nearly half of their preferred varsity lineup, the Bellmont Braves limped into the Snider gym with an altered lineup and it only took three bouts for the bandaged Braves to suffer yet another injury, as Cole Mendez was forced to injury default to De’Alcapon Veazy at 195 as Snider won…

By the time Yaroslav Lesnik had his hand raised as the very first foreign exchange student to ever win a varsity match for the Bellmont Braves, so much had happened at Saturday’s first-ever NE8 conference duals that coaches, fans, wrestlers and even sportswriters were near exhaustion. 

Adams Central’s debut on the wrestling mat ended with a 50-19 loss to defending ACAC champions Jay County, but coach Tony Currie took plenty of positives from Friday’s loss to the Patriots as all seven ACAC teams competed in the opening two rounds of the conference duals in Monroe. 

Delaney Dunnuck’s first field goal of the game was a big one.  The senior forward hit a soft jumper from the left block to put South Adams ahead 47-45 with 22 seconds left in overtime in the Starfires’ 48-45 win on the road against Blackhawk Christian Thursday night.

Tonight marks the true beginning of the high school wrestling season in Adams County and it is also a special  night with the NE8 Duals happening for the very first time after years of discussion and handwringing. All seven ACAC teams will gather at Adams Central while their eight NE8 counte…

Bellmont showed how they can beat a good team in any type of game Wednesday night, defeating the Bishop Luers Knights 47-37 on a night when nearly every player on the team contributed, from multiple threes by Ellen Scott to another big rebounding night by Rachel Bleke, who finished with a ga…

MONROE —A team playing its fourth game met a team playing its first at Adams Central's Hangar last night and — after a nip-and-tuck first half — the Wabash Apaches used excellent free throwing in the second half to record a 58-48 victory.