Sports and Outdoors

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell golfers shoot down Tigers
The Norwell Knights defeated Wells County rival Bluffton in boys’ golf on Thursday at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
Norwell, currently ranked 6th in the state coaches’ poll, finished with a four-man team score of 157. Bluffton ended with a 198.
Norwell junior McCormick Clouser took the medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 38. Taylor Imel shot a 39, while Nick Imel and Tanner Mathews each shot a 40 to round out the team scoring. Ked Milholland finished with a 42 and Isaac Tomac shot a 46. Norwell junior Ross Mathews sat out his second straight match with an injured hand.
Bluffton was led by Tyler Mohler’s 43. Andrew Wilson shot a 48. Spencer Barnell added a 52, while Sean Ashman and Carson Addington each shot a 55. Ian Betz ended play with a 59.

Next match set for Kara Fiechter
Bluffton junior tennis player Kara Fiechter will play her next match in the IHSAA State Singles Tournament on Saturday, June 5, at Kokomo at 10 a.m. Fiechter (16-5) would play again at 2 p.m. if she wins the morning match.

Klayton Reed qualifies for NCAA meet
Carthage College sophomore Klayton Reed, who is a member of the Red Men’s track and field team, qualified with the men’s 1600-meter relay team to compete in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 27-29 at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. The 4x400 relay team was ranked 14th at 3:14.98. Reed is a Norwell graduate.

Alyssa Tucker makes NHC team
Norwell senior Alyssa Tucker, a member of the Knights’ tennis team, recently was named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference girls’ singles second team.

Lady Knight Basketball Camp slated
The Norwell Girls’ Basketball camp will be held June 7-10 in the Norwell auxiliary gym. Girls entering grades 1-4 will meet from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and grades 5-8 will meet from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per camper or $30 per camper for two or more girls from the same family. E-mail coach Eric Thornton at for more information.

Girls’ tennis camp slated at Norwell
The Norwell Girls’ Tennis Camp will be offered each morning June 14-18 for Northern Wells students entering grades 5-9 in 2010-11. Cost is $25, which includes instruction and camp T-shirt. Terri Worden, the Norwell girls’ tennis coach, will conduct the camp. Application forms are available at Lancaster and Ossian elementary schools, Norwell Middle School and in the Norwell High School athletic office. For information, call 260-543-2213, ext. 7110 or 260-597-7321.

Sign up for summer tennis league
A summer tennis league for boys and girls in grades 7-12 will begin June 2 at 6 p.m. at Norwell High School. Cost is $30. Matches will be played Monday and Wednesday evenings. A postseason singles and doubles tournament is included. An informational meeting is scheduled for June 2 at 6 p.m. Registration forms are available by calling Joel Fillman at 260-758-2722 or by e-mail at

Junior Golf League at Timber Ridge
Timber Ridge Golf Course will be sponsoring a Junior Golf League for children ages 6-18 every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday through June 24. For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at 824-2728 or call Jody Ault at 824-3181 or stop in the pro shop. Schedules are available.

Les Gerber Insurance posts win
Les Gerber Insurance beat National Oil 20-8 in Wells County Girls’ Softball Senior League action on Wednesday. Meghan Yencer tripled and Allissia Baublet singled twice. Kaitlyn Lovell was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts.

State Farm flattens Pizza Hut
State Farm Insurance rolled over Pizza Hut 11-2 in Bluffton Junior League baseball. Noah Antrim was the winning pitcher and Bubba Applegate took the loss. Antrim struck out 11 batters over four innings. Antrim also hit a three-run home run and two singles. JayR Kobryn hit a solo homer and two singles. Trey Collins added two hits. In the fifth inning, Applegate singled and scored, while Matthew Stotler plated the other run for Pizza Hut.

First Bank of Berne tallies victory
First Bank of Berne topped National City 16-6 on Monday in Bluffton Junior League baseball. Hunter Schreiber homered for First Bank of Berne. Jacob Studabaker doubled twice and singled. Grant Harris and Kenny Patterson each singled twice and doubled. Tanner Thompson was the winning pitcher. Ben Caylor suffered the loss. Jacob Heron and Caylor each doubled for National City. Jason King and Guy Smuts each added two singles.

First Bank of Berne bests AdamsWells
First Bank of Berne outscored AdamsWells Internet 12-8 on Tuesday in Junior League baseball at Bluffton. Garrett Walborn was the winning pitcher and also doubled and singled twice. Hunter Schreiber added two singles. Philip Pearson was the losing pitcher.

National Oil cruises past BRMC
National Oil recently defeated Bluffton Regional Medical Center 13-3 in Bluffton Farm League baseball action at Roush Park. Kyle Stacey was the winning pitcher and Riley Johnston took the loss. Dominick Jojola went 3 for 3 for National Oil and Matt Yonker went 3 for 3 with a double Konnor Normen, Jarod Cross and Cole Meeks each had a single.

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