Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Heritage downs Raiders 16-0
The Heritage Patriots handed the Southern Wells Raiders a 16-0 loss Wednesday at Monroeville in an Allen County Athletic Conference baseball make-up game.
The Raiders (6-16-1, 1-6) were held to four hits and they committed five errors. Seth Biberstine doubled for the Raiders.
Heritage finished its ACAC slate with a 4-3 mark. Andy Blauvelt was the winning pitcher in the five-inning game. The Patriots had 11 hits, including four doubles.
Biberstine was the losing pitcher. He allowed six hits and walked three batters over 1 1/3 innings.

Columbia City girls shut out Norwell
The Norwell girls’ varsity softball team was blanked 7-0 by Columbia City Wednesday in a Northeast Hoosier Conference make-up game at Norwell.
Norwell (9-12) was held to a single by freshman Carlee Harnish, while losing pitcher Kayla Hanni gave up five earned runs on eight hits and a walk. Three of the Eagles’ hits were doubles.
The Knights struck out 12 times and Harnish drew one walk. Norwell also committed three errors.
The Eagles scored a run in the second and fourth innings to go ahead 2-0 and erupted for five in the sixth.

Homestead defeats Norwell jayvees
Homestead defeated the Norwell junior varsity girls’ softball team 16-2 in five innings Wednesday at Fort Wayne.
The Knights (1-12) had five hits against Homestead. Mariah Hoger had two hits and scored a run. Rye Geiger singled and scored. Brittany Caldwell singled and drove in one run. Andi Miller drove in the other Norwell run. Kourtney Lazarek also singled.

DeKalb blanks Norwell in tennis
The Norwell girls’ tennis team made up a Northeast Hoosier Conference match against the DeKalb Barons Wednesday and lost 5-0 at Waterloo.
The Knights’ record slipped to 7-7 and they finished 2-5 in conference. DeKalb (8-4) ended up 5-2 in NHC action.
DeKalb won the junior varsity match 6-0.

VARSITY SINGLES: Lexie Buchs (D) d. Alyssa Tucker 6-0, 6-0; Payton Rhodes (D) d. Rachelle Rodenbeck 6-0, 6-4; Alison Konieczski (D) d. Jami Reinhard 6-0, 6-2.
VARSITY DOUBLES: Breanna Wolf/Katie Reynolds (D) d. Lindsey Dahn/Eden Chaney 6-2, 6-0; Michaela Ehmke/Brittany Perry (D) d. Addie Williams/Sophie Gerber 6-1, 6-1.
JUNIOR VARSITY SINGLES: Ashley Likens (D) d. Lyndsey Havener 8-3; Liz Lauer (D) d. Riley Gaunt 8-4; Taylor Rowe (D) d. Olivia Glenn 8-5.
JUNIOR VARSITY DOUBLES: Kaylee Stout/Nicole Thiele (D) d. Taylor Sprinkle/Amanda Horan 8-4; Olivia Martin/Kristen Konieczski (D) d. Rachel Phillips/Kiersten Clark 8-2; Haleigh Knapp/Lauren Crowl (D) d. Breeanna Fusselman/Phillips 6-3.

Bolt streaks to first win of season
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Usain Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.86 seconds in his season debut at the Daegu meet.
The time was 0.28 seconds off the world record of 9.58 he set at last year’s world championships in Berlin. He shaved 0.08 seconds off Tyson Gay’s 2009 meet record of 9.94.
Jamaican countryman Michael Frater was second in 10.15, and American Mike Rodgers was third in 10.18.
Carmelita Jeter of the United States won the women’s 100 in 11.00, followed by Beijing Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in 11.05. Sherone Simpson of Jamaica was third in 11.26.
Ryan Bailey of the United States won the 200 in 20.58, and two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor of the U.S. won the 400 with 45.21. American Bianca Knight won the 200 in 22.92.

Mears to take Vickers’ spot
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Casey Mears will fill in for Brian Vickers during Saturday’s Sprint Cup All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Red Bull Racing says Mears will drive the No. 83 Toyota for Vickers, who is undergoing treatment for blood clots in his legs and near his lungs. Mears finished 22nd while subbing for Vickers last weekend at Dover.

Hamlin’s crew wins Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 team continued a dominating season by winning NASCAR’s Pit Crew Challenge. The seven-member team changed four tires, put in gas and pushed the car 40 yards in 23.132 seconds to edge defending champion Jeff Burton’s crew and collect $70,650.

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