Sports and Outdoors

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell tops Elmhurst in softball
Cheyenne Harris, Katie Runyon and Heather Sterrett each drove in two runs to help the Norwell girls’ softball team beat Fort Wayne Elmhurst 15-9 on Saturday at Norwell.
Kelsey Kline led Norwell’s hitting attack with three hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Kayla Hanni had two hits, including a double, drove in a run and scored twice. Morgan Chilton also had two hits, knocked in a run and scored three runs. Runyon doubled and scored twice. Carlee Harnish also drove in a run and scored. Ashley Koehlinger, Harris and Sterrett each scored a run.
Hanni also was the winning pitcher. She gave up eight hits, walked six and struck out six. All of Elmhurst’s runs were unearned, because the Knights (9-11) committed eight errors.

New Haven wins JV tennis invite
New Haven won Saturday’s Norwell Junior Varsity Girls’ Tennis Invitational.
The Bulldogs won all three matches. They defeated Bellmont 4-1 in Round 1, Norwell 4-1 in Round 2 and Homestead 3-2 in Round 3.
Other team scores were Homestead 5-0 over Norwell in Round 1, Homestead 5-0 over Bellmont in Round 2, and Bellmont 4-1 over Norwell in Round 3.

Baer Field racing rained out
FORT WAYNE — Rain forced postponement of Baer Field Speedway’s season opener Saturday and it has been rescheduled for May 22.
The opener will feature the NAPA Twin 50s for Late Models and Modifieds. Each division will run a 50-lap race.
Along with the Twin 50s, the program will include Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Front Wheel Drives and the new Fun Stocks. There also will be a fireworks display.
Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with practice at 3. Spectator gates will open at 4, followed by qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $15, children 7-12 are $5, and under six no charge.
For more information, call 260-478-7223 or visit the speedway’s Website at

Fort Wayne driver wins at Anderson
ANDERSON — Fort Wayne driver Al Cook Jr. held off a determined pack of cars with five laps remaining to win the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Howe Late Model Sportsman Series Anderson 75 on Saturday at Anderson Speedway.
Cook led all 75 laps and defeated Cedar Lake’s Keith Sterkowitz.
The Spring Championship will take place Saturday, May 22, as an opener to Pay Less Little 500 week. Racing will take place in the Street Stock, Figure 8, ThunderCar, Front Wheel Drive division on the oval and Figure 8 course and for the Pure Stocks with extended feature events in all divisions. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.
For additional information, go on line at or call at 765-642-0206.

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