Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Bishop Luers knocks out
Adams Central in sectional play
Amy Morrison tossed a six-hitter and struck out nine batters Monday to lead the Bishop Luers Knights to a 1-0 victory over Adams Central in the opening game of the Bluffton Class 2A softball sectional.
Bishop Luers scored in the first inning and Morrison matched pitches with Adams Central’s Sydnee Peterson, who suffered the loss. Peterson gave up just four hits and struck out six.
Alyssa Keller doubled for Adams Central and Samantha Baker added two singles. Jenae Blackburn, Lindsey McDougall and Mary Fox each singled for the Jets. Kayla Girod, Ashton Castle, Erin Conroy and Morrison singled for the Knights.

More IHSAA girls’ softball results
In other IHSAA girls’ softball sectional action Monday, Bellmont pounded Maconaquah 20-0 in five innings in the Norwell Class 3A tournament opener. At Wes-Del in Class A, Daleville ousted Liberty Christian 8-2 in the opener.

Vikings’ golfers too much for Tigers
In a boys’ golf sectional tune-up Monday at LaFontaine Golf Course near Huntington, the Huntington North Vikings defeated the Bluffton Tigers 151-195.
Huntington North’s E.J. Tackett shot a 33 to take the medalist honors, while teammates Garrett Bracht and Tyler Shearer finished, respectively, with a 38 and 39. Jordan Sweet added a 41 to complete the four-man team score. Quinton Flora ended up with a 42 and Neil Hamilton a 44.
Bluffton was led by Tyler Mohler’s 39. Andrew Wilson and Carson Addington each shot a 50, while Sean Ashman added a 56 to cap the Tigers’ score. Ian Betz shot a 61 and Spencer Barnell a 67 for Bluffton.

Bluffton awards program scheduled
The Bluffton High School spring athletic awards program will be held Tuesday 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.

Basketball camp at Huntington
HUNTINGTON — Huntington University’s men’s basketball team will host a camp July 5-9 at the Merillat Complex Main Gymnasium. Cost is $85 for children K-grade 3 and $90 for grades 4-9. All campers who register by June 1 will receive a 10 percent discount. Registration forms are available at the athletic office or campers may register online at For more information, call 260-359-4212.

T-Ball scores reported
The following Bluffton T-Ball League baseball scores were reported recently: Longenberger 18, AdamsWells Internet 7; American Legion 17, Minnich 11; Les Gerber Insurance 14, AdamsWells Internet 14.

Girls’ softball scores reported
The following Wells County Girls’ Fast Pitch softball scores were reported from Monday’s action at Roush Park in Bluffton: First Bank of Berne 14, Indiana Physical Therapy 11; First Bank of Berne/Peyton’s 14, Indiana Physical Therapy 11.
In the second game, Grace Miller of First Bank of Berne/Peyton’s was the player of the game for outstanding hustle and defensive play.

Three Knights named to NHC softball team
Norwell senior Kelsey Kline and teammates Ashley Koehlinger and Kayla Hanni were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference girls’ softball all-conference team.
Kline was named to the first team as a corner infielder. Koehlinger was named to the second team as a designated player. Hanni was named to the honorable mention team as a pitcher.
Norwell finished 2-5 in the conference standings.

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