Sports and Outdoors

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Middle school bowlers win state title
Wells County middle school bowlers picked up major awards Saturday in the Indiana middle school state bowling finals at Cooper’s Sport Bowl in Anderson.
Norwell’s team of Jack Williams, Corben Havener, Lucas Kingslien and Pete Williams defeated Avon 2254-2224 for the team championship.
Havener was second in his individual division and Bluffton’s Jaimee Jaskie was third in her division.

Bluffton awards program scheduled
The Bluffton High School spring athletic awards program will be held on Tuesday, May 25, in the cafetorium. Outstanding male and female senior athletes also will be recognized. The program will begin at 7 p.m. All athletes that participated in a spring sport are expected to be present and dressed in a professional manner.

Order Bluffton letter jackets
Bluffton letter jackets may be ordered Wednesday, May 26 at 1 p.m. A sales representative will be present for fittings. Any athlete majoring in a sport may order a jacket with a down payment of $50.

Bluffton boys’ basketball camp set
Bluffton elementary and middle school boys, who are currently in grades 3-8, may register to participate in the Bluffton Basketball Camp slated for June 7-11 in the Tiger Den. Cost is $25. If the cost is prohibitive, contact coach Kevin Leising at 824-3724. Grades 3-4 will meet from 10-11:30 a.m.; grades 5-6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and grades 7-8 from 1-2:30 p.m. Camp brochures are available in the high school, middle school and elementary school offices.

Usain Bolt wins another race
SHANGHAI, China (AP) — Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the 200 meters at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai, cruising to victory in 19.76 seconds.
The world and Olympic champion at 100 and 200 meters was never tested and looked relaxed as he finished ahead of Americans Angelo Taylor, second in 20.34, and Ryan Bailey, third in 20.43.
In other events, David Oliver of the United States ran a season-best 12.99 to win the 110 hurdles, leaving hometown hero and former world record holder Liu Xiang trailing in third (13.40), just behind fellow Chinese Shi Dongpeng (13.39).
Carmelita Jeter of the United States captured the women’s 100 in 11.09 seconds. Jeremy Wariner won the men’s 400 in 45.41 seconds and was followed by fellow American David Neville (45.70) and Michael Bingham of Britain (45.84).

Jason Day captures golf title
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament — even though most folks likely will remember Jordan Spieth as the big winner.
Day fought through a rocky final round for a 2-over 72, but it was good enough to give the 22-year-old Australian the first win of his PGA Tour career. Still, the 2010 Nelson will go down for the remarkable Tour debut by Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at a local high school.
Spieth was within three shots of the lead on the final nine holes, but dropped back into a tie for 16th. He shot a 2-over 72 in the final round, his highest score of the tournament. His 4-under 276 was six strokes behind Day.

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