Bellmont races to 1st regional

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Bellmont placed four runners in the top seven finishers of the cross country regional at Marion as the Braves won their first regional title. Junior Jordan Garlinger led the way with a third-place finish in 15:58.9. Isaac Fuelling, Kyle Lawson and Deion Guise finished fourth, fifth and seventh.

In the girls regional, Norwell scored 67 points to Oak Hill’s 68 to capture the regional championship. Senior Sydney Lambert finished fifth in 18:41 to lead the Knights. Juniors Sarah Mahnensmith and Lauren Bales finished sixth and seventh. Huntington North’s Addison Wiley won the individual title in 17:43.4.

WAWASEE REGIONAL: Wawasee runners Karlson Hand (16:59) and Michael Hammer (17:02) advanced to semistate.


BELLMONT 3, MUNCIE BURRIS 2: At Bellmont, the Braves (22-10) won their 15th straight sectional title, the third-longest streak in the state, in five sets. They beat Burris 25-23, 31-33, 25-20, 20-25, 15-10. To get to the final, Burris defeated Heritage (25-5) in four sets, despite 20 kills from Maggie Castleman. 

HOMESTEAD 3, COLUMBIA CITY 0: At Huntington North, the Spartans (19-14) won the Class 4A sectional title 25-10, 25-21, 25-21. Emily Wilcox had 13 kills, and Hannah Gaither had 43 assists and three aces.

WABASH 3, CANTERBURY 0: At Bluffton, the Cavaliers (8-13) saw their season end in a Class 2A sectional semifinal despite five kills from Marissa Rivers.

NORTHWOOD 3, WEST NOBLE 0: At Wawasee, the Chargers (11-20) lost in the Class 3A sectional final 25-15, 25-16, 25-12.


JESSE MCCURDY 2, COLE SHIFFERLY 0: At the Kokomo regional championship, Bellmont’s Shifferly (18-1, 2-1 tournament) fell 6-4, 6-1 to Lapel’s McCurdy.

DANIEL PRIES 2, JOEL MAST 1: At the Portage regional, West Noble’s Mast (22-0, 3-1) defeated Leyton Noerenberg of Crown Point and Robert Ford of Wabash to reach the title match, but lost there to South Bend St. Joseph’s Pries 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

MCCUTCHEON 2, BISHOP DWENGER 0: At the Kokomo regional, the Saints’ doubles team of Brayden LaPan and Adam Yaggy (7-1, 5-1) fell to McCutcheon in the championship match 6-4, 6-3. 

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