Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell golfers down East Noble
With all five of the Norwell varsity golfers breaking 40, the No. 9-ranked Knights defeated East Noble 145-180 in a Northeast Hoosier Conference dual match Tuesday at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton.
Ross Mathews and McCormick Clouser led the Knights on the par-36 back nine. Mathews took medalist honors with a two-under-par 34 and Clouser shot a one-under 35.
Taylor Imel followed with a one-over par 37, while Isaac Tomac and Nick Imel each shot a three-over 39.
Mathews recorded three straight birdies on holes 15, 16 and 17 and bogeyed the 12th hole. Clouser birdied the 14th hole.
East Noble was led by Nick Ihrie with a 38. Kris Edwards and Trevor Molen each shot a 46. David Curry and Chris Bassett each posted a 50.
Norwell’s junior varsity also won, beating East Noble 182-200. Ked Milholland led the way with a 41 and Tanner Mathews finished with a 42. Drew Williams shot a 48 and Bret Beer turned in a 51. Nick Earnest shot a 53.

Raider golfers edge Tigers
The Southern Wells Raiders and Bluffton Tigers clubbed away at each other and the Raiders came out on top in a four-way golf match Tuesday with Adams Central and South Adams at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton.
Southern Wells edged the Tigers 184-189. Adams Central held off South Adams 191-195.
Blake Huffman, who was co-medalist with Bluffton’s Carson Addington, led the Raiders with a 43.
Teaming up with Huffman was Daniel Schmidt, Alex Trosper and Tyler Cassiday. Schmidt shot a 46, Trosper 47 and Cassiday 48. Justin Herring finished with a 49.
Tyler Mohler and Sean Ashman each shot a 48 for the Tigers, while Andrew Wilson added a 50. Ian Betz closed things out with a 60.
Adams Central’s best was a 44 by Kaleb Davis. Connor Saum followed with a 47 and Jerrod Cobb shot a 48. Clint Pfeiffer tallied a 52 and Nick McCullough ended up with a 53.
Mark Smith topped South Adams with 48. The trio of Stu Poulson, Alex Habegger and Mark Muselman each shot a 49. Daniel Heckard closed out with a 51.

New Haven blanks Norwell netters
The New Haven girls’ tennis team swept the Norwell Knights 5-0 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action Tuesday at New Haven.
The Knights (7-4) dipped to 2-2 in league action. Norwell’s junior varsity squad (6-5) suffered a 6-1 loss.

VARSITY SINGLES: Amber Knueve (NH) d. Alyssa Tucker 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; Molly McKee (NH) d. Rachelle Rodenbeck 6-4, 6-0; Kiersten Perkins (NH) d. Jami Reinhard 6-1, 6-2.
VARSITY DOUBLES: Brittany Harman/Chelsea Jacquay (NH) d. Lindsey Dahn/Eden Chaney 6-2, 7-5; Nicole Louden/Megan Calvert (NH) d. Addie Williams/Sophie Gerber 6-3, 7-5.

JUNIOR VARSITY SINGLES: Courtney Louden (NH) d. Lyndsey Havener 8-3; Hannah Salerno (NH) d. Riley Gaunt 8-0; Chloe Moord (NH) d. Olivia Glenn 8-1; Courtney Parker (NH) d. Breeanna Fusselman 6-4.
JUNIOR VARSITY DOUBLES: Morgan Tracey/Brittnee Fox (NH) d. Taylor Sprinkle/Amanda Horan 8-4; Leesa Bunnell/Jessica Calvert (NH) d. Rachel Phillips/Kiersten Clark 8-3; Glenn/Gaunt (N) d. Kayla Grotrian/Eryka Kraner 6-2.

Katy Moore breaks IPFW record
IPFW sophomore Katy Moore, a Norwell graduate, broke her previous school record in the high jump recently at the Toledo Invitational in Toledo, Ohio. She was over an inch higher, clearing 5 feet, 4.5 inches, which was good for fourth place.

Baseball tickets on sale at Norwell
The Norwell Athletic Office will be selling tickets to the varsity boys’ baseball game at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne on May 10 against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb. Game time is 5 p.m. and will be followed by Carroll against Homestead. All proceeds from the presale tickets will go to the Norwell Athletic Department. Tickets will be on sale for the rest of the week from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Norwell jayvees pound New Haven
The Norwell junior varsity baseball team whipped New Haven 13-1 on 12 hits Tuesday at Norwell.
Austin Dettmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs. Robbie Ritter, Evan Brown and Spencer Newell each knocked in two runs. Cale Schumm had two hits, including a triple, and drove in one run. Luke Hunter had two hits, including a double. Joe Rasdorf and Nathan Shelton each had an RBI. Reece Dafforn was the winning pitcher. He allowed one hit and an unearned run over three innings.

Myers, Hamilton lead senior golfers
Gene Myers and Dick Hamilton were the leaders for the Tuesday Senior Golf League at Green Valley Golf Course in Bluffton. Myers had the low gross score of 46 and Hamilton had the low net of 32. Myers and Hamilton were members of the winning team with Allen Penrod and Joe Gilbert. Stan Ellison was the closest-to-the-pin winner.

Swim team to practice
The Wells Community Swim Team (WCST) will begin its summer season on Monday, May 10. Practices for weeks of May 10 and May 17 (Monday-Friday) will be held at Bluffton Middle School pool from 4-5 p.m. for middle and high school students and from 5-6 p.m. for elementary school students. Practice for the week of May 24 will be held at Norwell Middle School. Outdoor practices will be held at the Wells Community Swimming Pool and will begin on Tuesday, June 1 from 7:45-8:45 a.m. or 8:45-9:45 a.m. For more information, call Teri Huffman at 824-3462.

Montpelier track to host midgets
The United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) will try again at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday with its three-quarter midgets. Last Saturday’s racing program was washed out by rain. This week, the slate also will include the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Modifieds, Super Stocks, Thunder Cars and Mod Lites. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m., with racing starting at 7 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Adult admission is $10, with children 12-and-under admitted free with a paid adult. Pit admisssion is $25.

Knights golf fundraiser postponed
The Norwell Knights’ golf fundraiser scheduled for May 15 at Timber Ridge Golf Course has been postponed due to the Steve Kelly fundraiser. The Norwell golf program has decided to support the Kelly event and reschedule its event until fall. The date has not been determined.

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