Streaks will be on the line next week in the volleyball sectionals after the draw was unveiled Monday.
Bellmont, the No. 2 team in Class 3A, will be looking for its eighth straight sectional title. The Braves open against host Norwell.
Carroll, Bishop Luers and Concordia will all be looking for a fourth straight championship. The Chargers open against host Northrop, the Cadets play host to Leo and Luers has Adams Central at Bluffton.
Sectionals will run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday next week.
The complete pairings appear on Page 3B.
Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive, racing to victory at the rain-delayed NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. Neff won with a time of 4.030 seconds at 317.94 mph in a Ford Mustang to earn his fourth win of the season. Neff closed in on series leader Jack Beckman, who set a national record and advanced to the semifinals over the weekend. Neff trails Beckman by 54 points as the tour heads to its final two stops in Las Vegas and Pomona, Calif. Khalild alBalooshi earned his first career Top Fuel victory and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also won at the fourth of six playoff events. Because of rain, the Pro Stock Motorcycle final round between Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec was postponed until the Las Vegas event starting Oct. 25.
Troubled rookie reports to camp
Royce White practiced with the Houston Rockets after skipping the first week of training camp to work out a plan for his anxiety disorder. White, the 16th overall pick in the draft, has been open about his anxiety issues and fear of flying. He has an arrangement with the team that will allow him to travel by bus to some games.
Zeller earns another honor
Indiana sophomore forward Cody Zeller was named the preseason national player of the year by CBSSports.com. Zeller also earned first-team preseason All-American honors by CBSSports.com.IU guard Yogi Ferrell was named to the All-Freshman second team. Ohio States Deshaun Thomas, a Bishop Luers graduate, gained a spot on the third-team preseason All-American squad.
Georgia Tech fired defensive coordinator Al Groh after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in a loss to Middle Tennessee.
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is out indefinitely after injuring his left knee during the No. 10 Beavers victory over Washington State on Saturday. Backup Cody Vaz will start for the undefeated Beavers when they play BYU this weekend. Meantime, BYU freshman quarterback Taysom Hill will have surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season. Senior Riley Nelson will start against Oregon State.
Chicago fan slain in Jacksonville bar
Authorities say a Chicago fan who came to Jacksonville, Fla., for the Bears-Jaguars football game had his throat slashed inside a bar. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said 42-year-old William C. Chris Pettry of Lake Villa, Ill., died early Sunday inside Fionn MacCools, an Irish-themed restaurant. Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Hinson is being held without bond on a murder charge. The Florida-Times Union reported Monday that witnesses told detectives Hinson cut Pettrys throat after the victim had been talking with the suspects wife. Hinson then put the bloody knife in his pocket and calmly walked out of the restaurant.
3 goalies among 5 Komets cut
There were no surprises among the five cuts the Komets made Monday. They released goaltenders Gerry Festa, Francois Lacerte and Larkin Saalfrank, meaning the team will indeed go with Charlie Effinger and Kenny Reiter when the season opens Friday against Kalamazoo. The Komets also cut defenseman Nicolas Thommen and forward Linus Werneman. The Komets still have 21 players on the roster.
US team adds Donovan to roster
Jozy Altidore was dropped from the U.S. roster for critical World Cup qualifiers and Landon Donovan was among the 24 players chosen despite injuring his left knee last weekend. The Americans play at Antigua and Barbuda on Friday, then play host to Guatemala on Oct. 16 at Kansas City, Kan.
TRACK AND FIELD
Bolt to run 100, 200 at Rio Olympics
Usain Bolt said he will be going for a three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, rather than trying a new event.
IPFW win streak reaches eight
Senior libero Tessa McGill became the second player in IPFW history to reach 2,000 career digs when she had 24 in the Mastodons 3-1 victory over Western Illinois at the Gates Center. McGill, who has 2,014 career digs – second behind Peachy Jankowskis 2,253 – led IPFW (17-3) to its eighth straight win by defeating the Leathernecks 27-25, 18-25, 25-15 and 25-22.