Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell 7th at tennis invite
The Norwell girls’ tennis team placed seventh at the Mount Vernon Invitational Saturday at Fortville.
Alyssa Tucker, the Knights’ No. 1 singles player, was fourth with a win and two losses.
Norwell’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Sophie Gerber and Addie Williams was sixth (1-2).
At No. 2 singles, Rachelle Rodenbeck was seventh (1-2). Jami Reinhard was seventh at No. 3 singles (1-2).
The No. 1 doubles team of Lindsey Dahn and Eden Chaney was seventh (1-2).

Bluffton golfers fall to Southwood
The Bluffton boys’ golf team fell to the Southwood Knights on Monday at Etna Acres Golf Course near Andrews.
Southwood’s Jake Shaw was the medalist with a 37 to lead the Knights to a 166 team score. Bluffton finished with 200.
Drew Boyer shot a 41 and Devin Dale added a 42 for Southwood. Corey Metzger chipped in a 46. Levi Winget and Ryan Wells each shot a 47.
Bluffton was led by Tyler Mohler with a 42. Spencer Barnell followed with a 49. Sean Ashman finished with a 53. Carson Addington and Ian Betz each shot a 56. Andrew Wilson closed out with a 61 and Jeff Patterson ended up with a 65.

Norwell jayvees post two wins
The Norwell Knights’ junior varsity baseball team recently recorded a couple victories, pounding Heritage 22-3 and defeating Huntington North 7-1.
Evan Brown tossed a six-inning one hitter against Huntington North. He struck out nine and hit three batters. Austin Dettmer, Jacob Meyer, Luke Hunter, Cale Schumm, Nathan Shelton and Brown each knocked in one run. Brown homered, Robbie Ritter tripled and Schumm doubled.
The Knights erupted for 15 runs in the third inning against Heritage. Spencer Newell homered, tripled and knocked in five runs to lead Norwell over the Patriots. Brown had two hits and three RBIs. Reece Dafforn, Tailur Szarenski, Ritter, Hunter, Schumm and Shelton each had two RBIs. Ritter tripled. Joe Rasdorf, Dafforn, Schumm and Shelton doubled. Hunter and Dafforn shared pitching duties. Hunter started and Heritage scored its runs in the first two innings. Dafforn relieved Hunter after three innings.

AC jayvees outscore Norwell girls
The Adams Central Jets scored eight runs in the first inning and added 12 more in the fourth to defeat Norwell 20-4 in junior varsity girls’ softball action Monday at Norwell.
Maria Hoger doubled and knocked in two runs for Norwell (0-3) and losing pitcher Chelsea Rice was 3 for 3 with singles, a double and one RBI.

Ryne Otis swings big bat
Taylor University sophomore Ryne Otis had a big day for the Trojans’ baseball team in a doubleheader sweep of Marian on Saturday.
The former Norwell standout went 4 for 4 with two home runs and five RBIs and four runs in the first game. In game two, the sophomore was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Taylor (30-9, 13-1 MCC) won 15-5 and 12-1.
Otis hit his first of two home runs in the opening game to tie for the team lead with 10.

Drew Imel helps IPFW place 9th
IPFW freshman Drew Imel helped lead the Mastodons’ men’s golf team to a ninth-place finish in its final regular-season match on Saturday at the Detroit Titans Invitational in Detroit.
The Mastodons fired a two-day, 54-hole total of 921 (304-309-308) at Golden Fox Golf Club.
Imel, the Mastodons’ leader on day one, fired a 78 in the final round to end tied for 13th place overall with a 225 total (73-74-78).

Bluffton basketball camp set
The Bluffton Tigers’ boys’ basketball team is taking registrations for an elementary basketball camp for students in kindergarten through second grade.
The camp is slated for April 26-29 from 3:35-5 p.m. at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School. Registration forms have been distributed at the school. Cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt, basketball and poster of the 2009-2010 Tigers’ team. For more information, call head coach Kevin Leising at 824-3724.

Basket Bingo fundraiser slated
The Norwell girls’ track and field team will be holding a fundraiser Saturday, May 8, in the high school cafeteria from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $20 for 20 games. There will be concessions available, door prizes and two special raffle baskets. Tickets may be purchased from any track team member and also will be available at the door. Money will be used to help with equipment expenses, equipment maintenance and escalating expenses. The baskets may be viewed at the girls’ track website at:

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