Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Braves shock No. 6 Knights
The Bellmont Braves stunned the No. 6-ranked Norwell Knights’ golf team on their home turf Tuesday at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton.
Bellmont’s threesome of Seth Garner, Zack Wetzel and Jim Baker led the Braves, who compiled a four-man score of 158. Norwell finished with a 162.
Garner, the Braves’ fifth man, took medalist honors with an even par 36 on the front nine. Wetzel followed with a 38 and Baker shot a 39. Nathan Kortenber added a 45 to round out the Braves’ scoring. Corbin Kuhnle finished with a 47.
Norwell’s McCormick Clouser and Ross Mathews each shot a 39. Taylor Imel and Nick Imel were next each with a 42. Isaac Tomac followed with a 43.
In the junior varsity match, Norwell won 182-197. Tanner Mathews led the Knights with a 38. Nick Earnest shot a 47, Drew Williams a 48, Ked Milholland a 49 and Bret Beer a 50.
Alec Elder led Bellmont’s reserves with a 46. Damon Staub and Conner Busick each shot a 49. John Skaggs carded a 53.

Blackford golfers top Raiders
The Blackford Bruins defeated the Southern Wells Raiders 176-188 in a boys’ golf match Tuesday at the Blackford Country Club in Hartford City.
The Raiders (7-10) were led by Blake Huffman, who shot a 43 on the par-36 front nine. Tyler Cassiday followed with a 46 and Daniel Schmidt finished with a 49. Justin Herring completed the four-man team score with a 50. Alex Trosper was back with a 56.
Franklin Crist paced the Bruins with a one-over-par 37.
In the junior varsity match, Blackford won 219-254. Zach Leyman led the way with a 54.

Indy Car driver released from hospital
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Venezuela’s E.J. Viso was released from an Indianapolis hospital late Tuesday night after crashing during Indianapolis 500 practice.
The 25-year-old driver spun as he went through the first turn, then slid up the track and slammed into the outside wall. Viso was taken off the track on a stretcher, examined at the infield medical center and then transported to Methodist Hospital after complaining of back pain.
KV Racing Technology, Viso’s team, issued a statement saying X-rays, MRIs and a series of tests showed no extensive damage. Viso was released about 5 hours after the crash and the team said he hopes to be driving his backup car when practice resumes Wednesday.

Mayfield’s lawsuit dismissed
A federal judge dismissed Jeremy Mayfield’s lawsuit against NASCAR, a ruling that presumably ends the yearlong saga surrounding the first Sprint Cup driver suspended for failing a random drug test.
U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen ruled in Charlotte, N.C., that Mayfield had twice waived his rights to pursue any claims against NASCAR when he signed documents both as a driver and as an owner to participate in the stock car series.
Mayfield was suspended last May 9 for failing a random drug test. NASCAR later said the driver tested positive for methamphetamines, a claim Mayfield has consistently denied.

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