Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Diehl wins marathon, Dalrymple 5th
Luke Diehl, a recent Huntington University graduate, battled extreme conditions Saturday to take first place in the Sunburst Marathon at South Bend.
The 22-year-old Bluffton runner completed the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds. He was almost two minutes ahead of 44-year-old Jeff Mescal (2:50.33) of Hebron, Ind.
Bluffton’s Laurissa Dalrymple was the fifth woman to finish the race (3:19.08).

Cossairt 16th at state finals
Norwell senior Sean Cossairt finished his high school track and field career Saturday with a 16th-place finish in the IHSAA boys’ 800-meter run at Bloomington.
There were 27 competitors in the finals and he finished in a time of 1:58.92.

Fiechter loses in tennis regional
Bluffton High School junior Kara Fiechter was eliminated from the IHSAA girls’ tennis state singles tournament Saturday at Kokomo.
In the first round of the regional, Fiechter (16-6) lost to Lebanon sophomore Bethany Moore (21-1) in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0.

Ossian Heat runner up in tourney
The Ossian Heat 13-and-under travel baseball team took second place in the Hoosier Classic Baseball Tourney at the ASH Centre in Fort Wayne on Sunday.
The Heat was 3-1 in pool play, beating Concordia (B) 9-1, Cincinnati Storm 12-1 and Hamilton Southeastern 8-5. The Heat defeated Concordia (A) 9-8 in the semifinals before losing to Crystal Lake (Ill.) 9-1 in the championship game.
Adam Douglas led the Heat with 10 hits in the tournament, including three doubles, a triple and eight runs scored. Nathan Allison had eight hits, including a home run, four doubles and seven RBIs. Allison hit a game-winning double in the semifinal win over Concordia (A). Reggie Hayes had seven hits, including four doubles, a triple and seven runs scored in the tourney. Hayes also picked up two pitching wins. Garrett Mohler had six hits in the tourney and drove in four runs. Trevor Eichler threw a no-hitter against Concordia (B) and also pitched well in the win over Hamilton Southeastern. The Heat improved its overall record to 13-7.

Ducks Ultd. flies over McBride Realty
Ducks Unlimited defeated McBride Realty 10-7 on Friday in a Wells County Junior League 12U baseball game.
The Ducks were led by Kyler Boots, who went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Chris Herman also singled. Boots pitched three strong innings and Colin Schwartz fanned six batters in the final three innings to seal the win.

McBride Realty tops Ossian State Bank
McBride Realty defeated Ossian State Bank 7-5 last Thursday in a Wells County Junior League 12U baseball game at Uniondale.
Garrett Werling, Grant McMichael and Travis Ragg had key hits late in the game to lead McBride. Kody Ahrens relieved starting pitcher Quinton Middleton and fanned three of the last seven OSB batters.

PNC Bank clips Pizza Hut
PNC Bank scored two runs in the sixth inning to beat Pizza Hut 15-13 in a Bluffton Junior League baseball game last Wednesday.
Each team had 12 hits. Jacob Heron doubled and singled twice for PNC. Guy Smuts added a double and single. Jason King and Mitchell Drew each had two hits for PNC. Ben Caylor added a double. Caleb Ivins and Jacob Swanson each singled. King was the winning pitcher.
Devon Shannon hit a home run and two singles for Pizza Hut. Dylan Heckman and Caleb Steiner each added two singles. Cameron Cook doubled. Reggie Garrett, Bubba Applegate, Dylan MacAdoo and Mathew Stotlar each singled. Heckman was the losing pitcher.

Hiday Motors posts 3 victories
Hiday Motors recently won a string of Bluffton Farm League baseball games, defeating Standard Plastics 4-1 last Friday, downing MarkleBank 7-5 last Wednesday and routing Bluffton Regional 12-6 on May 28.
Gabe Eisenhut was the winning pitcher against Standard Plastics and Spencer Schwartz took the loss. Walker Copeland and Eisenhut each had two singles. Noah Christal hit a two-run double for Hiday’s. Schwartz scored for Standard Plastics.
Copeland was the winning pitcher against MarkleBank and Jordan Bower suffered the loss. Christal and Copeland each singled and scored. Kyler Poling and Eisenhut each scored two runs. Bower tripled, doubled and scored for MarkleBank. Matt Feasal singled and scored twice. Noah Fredrick hit two RBI singles.
Copeland also notched the win against Bluffton Regional, while Colbryn Miller sustained the loss. Cameron Hall had two singles and scored for Hiday. Copeland singled, tripled and scored twice. Eisenhut singled, tripled and scored three times. Poling doubled and scored twice. Parker Blevins hit a two-run double for Bluffton Regional. Brock Nunley had a two-run single.

Youth soccer camp scheduled
The Norwell boys’ soccer team will be holding a youth soccer camp for Wells County area girls and boys on the Norwell soccer fields.
Grades 1-4 (2010-2011 school year) will meet July 6-8 from 5-6:30 p.m., while grades 5-7 will meet July 13-15 from 5-6:30.
Cost is $25, which includes a camp T-shirt. For registration forms, e-mail at Forms are available also at all Wells County Public Library locations. Registrations due by June 26. Please mail registrations to: James Redick, 1517 Stogdill Road, Bluffton, IN 46714. Make checks payable to Norwell Soccer Boosters.

Register for BHS girls’ hoops camp
The Bluffton Lady Tiger Basketball Camp for students in grades 5-8 (2009-10) is June 14-18 in the Tiger Den. Grades 5-6 will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. and grades 7-8 will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. Cost is $20 (make checks payable to Bluffton High School). Registration and fee are due Wednesday, June 9. For more information, contact coach Vicki Van Matre at 765-748-4450 or e-mail at

Sign up for Norwell boys’ hoops camp
Registrations are being taken for the Norwell summer boys’ basketball camp June 14-17 for boys who were in kindergarten through grade 8. Cost is $35 for one camper in a family or $30 for each additional family member. Registration deadline is June 9. Registration forms may be picked up at school offices or call Norwell coach Randy Hawkins at 260-543-2213, ext. 7319. Camp schedule is as follows: K-grade 2, 8-9 a.m.; grades 3-5, 9:15-10:30 a.m.; grades 6-8, 10:45 a.m.-noon.

Volleyball conditioning to begin
Bluffton’s volleyball conditioning program starts Monday, June 7, at Bluffton High School. Conditioning is open to girls who will be entering grades 6-12 and will run each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. throughout the summer. For more information, contact varsity coach Robert Ochoa at 260-710-1317 or e-mail at

Summer track & field meets set
New Haven High School will host a track meet series starting Wednesday, June 9, and June 16, 23, 30, July 7 and 14. Meets will start time at 6 p.m. and cost is $1 for each event entered.
All standard high school field events will be contested. On June 9 and 23 and July 7, the following running events will be offered: 100mH/110mH, 60m dash (9-under only), 100m, 800m, 200m, 400m, 1600m. On June 16 and 30 and July 14 the following running events will be offered: 300mH, 60m dash (9-under only), 100m, 800m, 200m, 400m, 3200m.
The following age groups will be available for competition: 9-under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.

T-Ball scores reported
The following Bluffton T-Ball League baseball scores were reported: Apache Propane 21, Wells Fargo 7; AdamsWells Internet 21, Shaw Realty 15; Longenberger 21, Peyton’s Northern 6.

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