Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Regional tickets on sale at Bluffton
Bluffton will be selling all-session tickets to the Class 2A Tipton boys’ basketball regional beginning today. Regional tickets will remain on sale through Friday, March 11, at 1 p.m. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost is $9. Tickets are limited and may not be available on Saturday at the door. Bluffton plays Tipton at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Bluffton also will be taking orders for sectional championship shirts. Shirts are $12.
Carroll (Flora) will be playing North Miami at noon. The championship game is at 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale at Southern Wells
Southern Wells High School is selling all-session tickets for the Frankfort Class A regional games on Saturday. Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. through Thursday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday.
Ticket price is $9. A single-session ticket is $6 and may be purchased at Frankfort. Pre-school children will be admitted at no charge.
Southern Wells will play Rockville at 10 a.m., followed by Blue River Valley facing Lafayette Central Catholic at noon. The championship game will start at 8 p.m. All fans should enter the main entrance (Door 28) to Everett N. Case Arena.
A limited number of sectional shirts are on sale for $12. Also, if you purchase a ticket and a shirt, the cost is $20 for both. To reserve a shirt and ticket, call the high school office at 765-728-5534.

Norwell regional tickets on sale
All-session tickets for the Norwell Knights’ regional basketball game with the Harding Hawks will be on sale in the Norwell athletic office through Friday afternoon. Cost is $9.
Norwell (16-6) and Harding (9-10) will play at noon on Saturday, March 12, at Blackford High School. The first game between Delta (16-7) and Columbia City (17-5) will tip off at 10 a.m. The championship game will start at 8 p.m.

Bluffton baseball sign-ups slated
Bluffton Youth Baseball League sign-ups for Junior League (12-and-under), Farm League (10-and-under) and T-Ball are set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Boys & Girls Club across from Bluffton High School. Sign-ups also will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

Bluffton MS wrestlers take two losses
The Bluffton Middle School wrestling team sustained a 24-18 loss to Blackford and a 33-6 defeat to West Jay on Tuesday evening.
Individually, however, the Tigers were led by Trae Jojola with three wins, while Dalton Ziko and Brandon Lockwood each won both of their matches. Eddie Gonzalez also won by a pin.

Crusader swimmers post wins
The Norwell Crusaders recently posted several victories in middle school girls’ and boys’ swim meets.
Duke Wang broke the Crusaders’ 50-yard butterfly record in the three-way meet against Blackford and Adams Central and also against Indian Springs.

Adams Central 52, BLACKFORD 46
Diving: 1. Kelsie Orr (N) 86.6.
200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Norwell (Alyssa Mann, Arissa Moser, Phoebe Bates, Patricia Kizer 2:25.43.
200 Freestyle: 1. Mann (N) 2:23.28.
50 Freestyle: 1. Kassidy Beckstein (N) 31.59.
50 Butterfly: 1. Bates (N) 38.70.
100 Freestyle: 1. Moser (N) 1:13.36.
200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Rachel Worden, Natasha Chemey, Beckstein, McKenzie Steele) 2:19.37.
100 Backstroke: 1. Mann (N) 1:09.65.
100 Breaststroke: 1. Moser (N) 1:28.11.
300 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Kizer, Bates, Mann, Moser) 3:24.55.

NORWELL 77, Blackford 20
Norwell 61, ADAMS CENTRAL 34
Adams Central 47, BLACKFORD 41
Diving: 1. Alex McCabe (N) 84.3.
200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Norwell (Logan Ackley, Adam Nahrwold, Duke Wang, Jay-ar Kobryn) 2:00.97.
200 Freestyle: 1. Ackley (N) 2:18.80.
50 Freestyle: 1. Wang (N) 24.45.
50 Butterfly: 1. Wang (N) 26.32.
400 Freestyle: 1. Ackley (N) 4:51.97.
100 Backstroke: 1. Ryan Tomlin (N) 1:27.25.
100 Breaststroke: 1. Nahrwold (N) 1:12.23.
300 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Kobryn, Ackley, Wang, Nahrwold) 2:58.37.

Diving: 1. Kelsie Orr (N) 95.45.
200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Norwell (Alyssa Mann, Arissas Moser, Karlie Thomas, Kate Mahnensmith) 2:12.32.
200 Freestyle: 1. Mann (N) 2:26.19.
50 Freestyle: 1. Moser (N) 31.60.
50 Butterfly: 1. Thomas (N) 30.60.
400 Freestyle: 1. Mann (N) 5:13.46.
300 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Danielle Garner, Mann, Thomas, Mahnensmith) 3:13.26.

Diving: 1. Alex McCabe (N) 63.1.
200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. Norwell (Duke Wang, Adam Nahrwold, Logan Ackley, Bailey Purdy) 2:04.34.
100 Individual Medley: 1. Nahrwold (N) 1:08.84.
50 Freestyle: 1. Jay-ar Kobryn (N) 29.18.
50 Butterfly: 1. Wang (N) 26.33.
100 Freestyle: 1. Ackley (N) 1:02.58.
200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Jacob Brown, Purdy, Tyler Powell, Kobryn) 2:08.46.
100 Backstroke: 1. Wang (N) 1:03.02.
100 Breaststroke: 1. Nahrwold (N) 1:14.92.
300 Freestyle Relay: 1. Norwell (Kobryn, Ackley, Wang, Nahrwold) 3:16.80.

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