Sports and Outdoors

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Heritage fills coaching spots
Heritage High School Director of Athletics Roger Newton has announced the hiring of football head coach Dean E. Lehrman and girls’ basketball head coach John Beckman.
Lehrman, a 1969 Heritage graduate, takes over from Steve Snodgrass, who recently resigned. Lehrman began his coaching career 34 years ago in the East Allen County Schools system at Woodlan. He coached for nine seasons under Indiana Football Hall of Fame coach Leland Etzler.
Lehrman is the Heritage baseball coach with nine ACAC championships, six sectionals, two regionals, one semi-state and a Class 2A state runner-up title in 2007. Approaching 500 wins, he plans to continue coaching baseball.
Beckman follows Jonathon Fuelling, who recently resigned after six seasons. He is a 1981 Heritage graduate. Beckman was promoted after becoming the junior varsity and varsity assistant coach in 2005.

State Farm routs AdamsWells
State Farm blanked AdamsWells Internet 13-0 in a Bluffton Junior League baseball game Thursday. Winning pitcher Noah Antrim threw a no-hitter and struck out 13 batters.
Trey Collins had three hits, including two doubles. Antrim hit a two-out triple with bases loaded in the fourth inning to spark an eight-run inning. JayR Kobryn added a double. Cordell Humbarger and Keaton Reddick each singled.
Desmond Carter walked in the fourth inning to break a string of eight straight strikeouts and was AdamsWells Internet’s only baserunner. Carter was the losing pitcher.

Girls’ tennis camp opens Monday
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.

Summer gymnastics classes available
The Bluffton Parks & Recreation Department is offering gymnastics classes at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School Monday-Friday until July 20. Children will learn the vault, bars, beam and floor. City resident fee is $20 for the summer and non-residents fee is $25. Ages 5-7 will meet from 9-10 a.m. and ages 8 and older from 10-11 a.m. Enter at door No. 8.

T-Ball scores reported
The following Bluffton T-Ball League baseball scores were reported: Outdoor Concepts 16, Shaw Realty 14; American Legion 21, Peyton’s Northern 19; AdamsWells Internet 21, Dairy Queen 18; Minnich’s Lawn Care 21, DeHoff Insulation 21.

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