The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs went on the road at South Dearborn and picked up the win 16-13 in a physical contest.The Bulldogs allowed just 4 points in the first half, and outscored SD 12-9 in the second half to put away the victory. Leading the way scoring was Kaylin Hinners and Elena Kuisel with 6 points each; followed by Billie Puente with 2 points; and Alyssa Nobbe with 2 points.The girls move to 3-1 on the season, and are back in action tonight vs. Columbus Northside at home.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 8th Graders traveled to South Dearborn Monday night and defeated the Lady Squires 43 to 24 to improve their record to 4 and 0 for the season.The Lady Bulldogs used their defense in the first half to build an early lead that helped secure the victory. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs had a struggle early against the Lady Squires zone, but settled down and found the openings that lead to open shots. The Lady Bulldogs were lead in scoring by Makayla Granger, who lead all players in scoring with 13, but she was followed closely by Emma Weiler and Ava Hanson each with 12. Others scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Lil Tinker, Cora Deputy and Madelyn Pohlman each added 2 points.The Lady Squires were lead in scoring by Kiersten Dixon, with 12. Other scorers for the Lady Squires were Rebecca Hughes with 5, Ava Slayback added 3, and Maleah Todd and Hayle Brashears chipped in 2 each.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
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Press Association Solskjaer’s team will head to the Stadium of Light with renewed hope of avoiding the drop after beating Southampton and drawing with Stoke. Sunderland, though, can reflect on a draw at Manchester City and a stunning 2-1 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last two games, which underlines the size of Cardiff’s task. Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has billed next Sunday’s showdown against fellow Barclays Premier League relegation candidates Sunderland as “a proper cup final.” If Cardiff manage to retain top-flight status, they will owe goalkeeper David Marshall a huge debt. Scotland international Marshall, who has made more saves than any other Premier League keeper this season, was at his best again in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Stoke, highlighted by a late point-blank stop from Potters substitute Oussama Assaidi. “We do keep him busy,” Solskjaer added. “(Stoke) was one of the less busy games he has had, and he showed the concentration levels by producing two fantastic saves.” Asked if he would be in Solskjaer’s team of the season, the manager added: “Yes. “I would pick Marshy if I could, every day of the week. In the league in his current form, yes (over any other goalkeeper in the league).” Stoke midfielder and former Cardiff player Peter Odemwingie had one chance spectacularly saved by Marshall, and he hopes the Bluebirds can pass their survival test during the next few weeks. “Their manager has said they need a miracle to stay up, and I really hope they get it,” Odemwingie said. “They have quality, they need a bit of luck like everyone does, and then maybe that miracle can happen and Cardiff can get the results they need. “I watched a couple of their games over the last few months and I just thought they were a bit unlucky, especially away at Spurs and Everton. “If they can play like that again, they can probably get the points needed.” And Stoke boss Mark Hughes said of his fellow former Manchester United star Solskjaer: “The Premier League is not easy, it’s unrelenting, you have to stick to your principles and what you believe in. “I am sure that’s what Ole is doing, and credit to him. He has been exposed to the Premier League as a manager. He understands it completely as a player, given the strength of his career, but management is a little different, as I am sure he will say. “The first season in the Premier League is difficult for anyone, irrespective of your playing background. If you haven’t experienced it before it’s tough going. “But that is the job we’ve got, and you make sure if you have an opportunity then you do your best, as Ole is doing.” Cardiff finish the season at home to Chelsea on May 11, but their Premier League fate is likely to be decided by successive games in the north-east – Sunderland in seven days’ time, then Newcastle a week later. “It is three weeks until Chelsea, and a lot can happen by then,” Solskjaer said. “They could win the league, they could be in the Champions League final or they could be in Brazil in some of their heads at the World Cup. You never know. “For us, we need these points more than some of these teams. Next weekend it is a proper cup final. “If you talk about league games that mean the same for both teams, then that is us and Sunderland. Next weekend will be the same mental test for both. “It is a massive game for us, and we will prepare as if it is the last game we will ever play. “I think we will probably have to have five more (points) to give us a chance. I don’t think 34 points will be enough. 35 might be enough, and 36 I think will be enough. “The players have come through some adversity. As a group, they are all fighting for their lives as Premier League players. They all want it, and every one of them is chipping in.”
THE Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club M.S kicked-start the new year with a timely donation of twelve umpires Polo t-shirts, trophies, medals and other items to the Berbice Cricket Umpires Association (BCUA).Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, stated that the club has always enjoyed a cordial relationship with almost every cricketing organisation in the Ancient County.BCUA Secretary/CEO Moses Ramphal inducts Hilbert Foster as an Honorary Member.The Polo t-shirts would assist the umpires to be properly uniformed in matches, while the medals and trophies would be used to honour outstanding umpires at an award ceremony.The long-serving Secretary/CEO hailed the Berbice Umpires Association as one of the pillars of Berbice cricket, and noted that over the years they have played a major role in making sure that the true tradition of the game is maintained.Foster urged the umpires to uphold their professional standard.President of the BCUA, Joseph Simon, expressed gratitude to the RHTY&SC for the timely contribution.In recognition of Foster’s contribution to the development of umpiring in Berbice, the BCUA inducted him as an Honorary Member of the association.
Interim boss Roberto Di Matteo was delighted to see Chelsea play with passion in their FA Cup victory at Birmingham.Di Matteo, placed in charge following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, saw goals from Juan Mata and Raul Meireles secure a 2-0 win and a quarter-final clash with Leicester.It was an encouraging performance by the Blues in their first game since Villas-Boas was shown the door.AdChoices广告“The attitude was right. The commitment was right. The passion was there,” Di Matteo told ITV.“It’s important to show that we care – that we can fight for the club and our supporters. The players were up for it.“We’re all in this together. We have to help each other so that we can achieve our goals for the rest of the season.“It will only be possible if all 25 players are unselfish and we pull together.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
To its credit, WG did shut out the Bees in the second half and got on the board thank to Marlee Pontello’s goal on a penalty kick with four minutes left, which made the final score 3-1 in B’ville’ favor.WG then beat Rome Free Academy by that same 3-1 margin on Thursday, with Ana Castro, Emily Dunning and Shannon Foster putting home the Wildcats’ goals as Caitlin Mills and Liz Croft combined for seven saves.In Saturday’s game against Elmira (Section IV), WG prevailed 2-0, with one goal in each half as Samantha Snyder and Sarah Petrus converted, freshman Eva Poissant added an assist and the duo of Croft and Mills got eight total saves. Even more impressive for the Wildcats was the way it played on Sunday against reigning state Class B champion Chenango Forks, unleashing its attack on the Blue Devils while prevailing in a 6-2 decision.Dunning led the way for WG, earning a three-goal hat trick, while Petrus, Poissant and Chrissy Van Allen also earned goals.Elsewhere in local girls soccer, Skaneateles had to travel Saturday to face undefeated Clinton, who proceeded to rip past the Lakers 7-0 as Maddie Luke scored three goals and one assist to pace Clinton, Avery Maxam adding two goals and two assists.This followed an 11-1 romp over Hannibal on Wednesday where Maddy Ramsgard, Maeve McNeil and Grace Bailey each landed two goals, with Grace Dower and Tatumn Pas’cal both finishing with one goal and one assist.Jordan-Elbridge got run over in a 7-0 defeat to Phoenix last Tuesday, with Breannah Demo and Taylor Petrie both scoring twice for the Firebirds as Madison Pelton had a goal and two assists. A 5-0 defeat to Mexico followed a day later.Solvay lost 2-0 to Christian Brothers Academy last Tuesday, with both of the Brothers’ goals coming in the first half as Delaney Hayden and Bella Roberson scored them. Bearcats goalie Nancy Gonzales made 11 saves.Bishop Ludden kept Tully scoreless in the first half, but lost 2-0 when the Black Knights’ Emma Byrne and Alexa Shay earned goals to overcome 23 saves by Gaelic Knights goalie Sarah Boyea. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Playing four times in a six-day span, the West Genesee girls soccer team managed to win the last three of these contests following some wonderful charity work with one of its main league rivals.The Wildcats went to Baldwinsville last Tuesday, the game serving as a fund-raiser for brain cancer awareness. All proceeds from concessions, T-shirts and other donations went to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, and more than $2,000 was raised.The game was good, too, the Wildcats hanging close until B’ville’s Simone Neivel scored twice in the last minute of the first half – once on a penalty kick, and then on a screaming 35-yard shot into the top left corner. Tags: girls soccerskaneatelesWest Genesee
Just two victories stand between the Skaneateles ice hockey team from back-to-back state championships.Moving to 22-0-1 on the season, the state no. 1-ranked Lakers rolled past Section VI champion Starpoint 6-1 in Saturday’s regional final at Buffalo State College, earning itself a return trip to Western New York for another state “Frozen Four” appearance at downtown Buffalo’s HarborCenter.The Spartans were playing in the state tournament for the first time and Skaneateles, far more versed in these high-pressure situations, controlled matters from the outset, won 6-1 and again claimed aJ regional title. Just past the midway point of the first period, Jack Henry put the Lakers on the board. Then Garrett Krieger struck twice, the last of them in the closing minute of the period that left Skaneateles in front 3-0.Starpoint’s best chance to rally came in the second period. It pressured the Lakers hard, but all it could get was a single power-play goal, unable to convert a key five-on-three chance right after to reduce its 3-1 deficit as the Lakers’ defense, anchored by goaltender Adam Casper, endured that crisis.Then Skaneateles pulled away late, Cole Heintz scoring to make it 4-1 and Charlie Russell converting just 30 seconds later. Krieger’s goal with 3:25 left finished off a hat trick and provided an ideal clincher. So that means another trip to Buffalo, this time back to the HarborCenter where the Lakers won it all in 2019. Here, Skaneateles will face Webster Thomas (Section V) in next Saturday’s state semifinal at 4:30.And perhaps Whitesboro, whom Skaneateles beat last Monday in the Section III final but took advantage of its at-large berth to beat Rye 4-0 in another regional game, could meet Skanetaeles again in Sunday’s 3 p.m. state title game if the Lakers prevail and the Warriors get through its state semifinal agianst Queensbury.Also a repeat sectional champion and also trying to defend its state title, Syracuse could not match Skaneateles’ success, the Cougasr traveling to Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gene Polisseni Center to face Section V champion Victor in Saturday’s regional final.Unlike 2019, the journey ended here for Syracuse, who never recovered from the Blue Devils’ swift start and saw its season end in a 4-0 defeat.It was Jack McCandless scoring to put Victor on the board early in the first period. Then McCandless converted again at the 10:30 mark and, in the final seconds of the period, McCandless returned to finish off a natural hat trick.Though Syracuse’s defense did a better job of containment the rest of the way, Colin McNamara found the net 9:10 into the second period, and the Blue Devils never let the Cougars’ attack produce anything in response.Victor advanced to Buffalo and the state Frozen Four with Williamsville North, Massena and Bethlehem, who would battle to see who would succeed Syracuse as state champions.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ice hockeyskaneatelesSyracuse
UW centerfielder Jen Krueger will look to get on base more often to create more offense for the struggling Badgers this weekend against Purdue. Wisconsin is just 3-11 since the start of the spring season and at 0-8, it is still in search of its first conference victory.[/media-credit]As they host Purdue this weekend at Goodman Diamond, the Wisconsin Badgers are still looking for their first Big Ten win after opening conference play with eight straight losses.The Badgers have gone 3-11 since the start of the regular spring season and are coming off two demoralizing losses to Iowa, 1-0 and then 14-1.Purdue, on the other hand, also played its last series against Iowa, but split the series 1-1, taking the Boilermakers’ Big Ten record to 2-4.Purdue, at 17-21, is the weakest of the Big Ten teams Wisconsin (10-24) has played so far, so this weekend will be a good opportunity for their first win.The Badgers will be facing an extremely fast and equally aggressive Boilermaker team. Purdue is 89-for-102 (87 percent) on stolen bases on the year. Purdue tops the Big Ten in that category, with Northwestern a distant second with 80 attempts; Wisconsin is fourth with 53.Purdue’s speed is the thing Wisconsin worked on most in preparation for the series.“The short game is really hurting us, with Jordan Skinner out at shortstop, it’s really taken a toll on us,” head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “(Katie) Soderberg stepped up, but she didn’t train there so she’s still learning exactly what to do over there. I thought she did outstanding defensively against Iowa, but we worked short game all day today.“Crash corners, make them beat you that way. So as far as being a step late, even our outfield, you gotta get your first step right. If you don’t, it kills you.”Centerfielder Jen Krueger also said the Badgers will look to anticipate the speed and try to hold Purdue to as few bases as possible.“We’re just going to be really aggressive. As soon as the ball’s hit [the outfielders are] just going to go to second base, assuming they’re going to try for two,” she said. “And if it’s in the gap we’re going to assume they’re going for three; so, we just have to be really aggressive and get the ball in as fast as we can.”Overall, offensive productivity has been down for the Badgers in Big Ten play, as they’ve scored only 10 runs in eight games while giving up 62.Another thing UW worked on this week was hitting against Purdue’s screwball pitcher, Suzie Rzegocki, who has a 13-16 record and 2.63 ERA. The team is focused on patience at the plate, something it has been lacking in the last few series.“We just didn’t pick the good pitches to swing at,” Soderberg said following Wednesday’s losses. “We needed to jump on her early and lay off the low stuff, and we didn’t do that and gave them easy outs in the infield.”But Schulte says the team will be ready to hit this weekend.“We spent a lot of time today working on inside pitches and turning into the pitch because she’ll throw it right at you,” Schulte said. “And looking for the one she leaves over the plate because she’ll give you the opportunity to pitch it.”Not only has lack of patience hurt the offense, but also lack of production from the top of the order has also created problems.Runners are rarely on base for the numbers three, four and five hitters; when they are on base, it always seems to be with two outs, giving very little room for error.One of the biggest culprits is Krueger, who lost her offensive edge from last year, hitting only .239 this season after she hit .323 a year ago.“For me, it’s important just to get of my head and play like I know how,” Krueger said. “Obviously, I haven’t been playing up to my capabilities this season, and I just need to do it, get on so power hitters can hit me through, I guess.“I just have to let it get deeper in the zone and hit it to the shortstop.”The team spent half an hour of yesterday’s practice going over each mistake they made in their series against Iowa until they got them right.“We have so many freshmen on that field, they’re going to make mistakes,” Schulte said. “Most of the time, we have seven freshmen out there so they’re still getting their feet wet. The thing is they can’t get used to playing at this level, they’ve got to raise the bar.”
Ghana head coach, Kwesi Appiah, and center back Kasim Nuhu, addressed the media ahead of their final group game against Guinea Bissau on Tuesday at the Africa Cup of Nations.Appiah provided injury updates on Christian Atsu and Jonathan Mensah and also commented on whether Asamoah Gyan is in a position to start the next game.He spoke about possible changes to his starting eleven and the potential of facing Nigeria in the next round.Kasim Nuhu spoke about his pride in representing his country for the first time at the AFCON.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error So phenomenal that Randle finished the night with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. So phenomenal that Lakers forward Metta World Peace predicted Randle “can lead this team to the playoffs.” So phenomenal that Lakers center Roy Hibbert called Randle “the future of this team” and “the future face of the NBA.”“Julius is an animal,” Hibbert said. “That boy can play. The things that he does with his size, pushing the ball up the court, dunking, the sky’s the limit. I’ve never seen anything like it.”But Bryant has seen something similar. He referenced one significant Laker forward who became instrumental in the franchise’s NBA championship teams in 2009 and 2010. Said Bryant of Randle: “He’s Lamar Odom in a Zach Randolph body.”Randle has routinely downplayed comparisons toward any players. Not surprisingly, Randle made little of his latest effort, instead focusing on trying to duplicate it when the Lakers (0-2) host the Toronto Raptors (1-1) on Thursday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. “I was just aggressive,” Randle said. “I wasn’t thinking. I wasn’t hesitant. I was just playing.”But even if Randle maintained he is “just playing off instincts, Lakers coach Byron Scott has credited his eagerness to learn. He played only 14 minutes his NBA rookie season last year before suffering a season-ending right leg injury. So Randle has tried to make up for lost time, Scott saying it has averaged at “50-50” for both Randle and Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell either to initiate or ask for feedback. “That tells me that they want to be good,” Scott said. “I love the interaction we have with one another. Those guys are very young and they know right now they’re pretty good. But I tell them right now, ‘Let’s see if you can be great. But these are the things you have to do to get there.”For Randle, those things have included maintaining his protein-heavy workout, improving his jump shot and strengthening the use of his right hand. But just as he did in those quick six seconds, Randle has already left a lasting impression that leaves the Lakers optimistic about his future. “Obviously he has to learn, and he doesn’t understand everything it takes yet,” World Peace said. “But if he listens, which he does, we can push him to lead.”Injury updateThe Lakers held Russell out of Wednesday’s practice despite showing “signs of improvement” in his bruised glute, an injury that kept him out for most of the team’s preseason loss to Utah. The Lakers listed Russell as questionable to play in Thursday’s game against Toronto.With X-rays that were taken on Wednesday morning turning out inconclusive on his left knee, forward Brandon Bass will have exams with team doctors in Los Angeles on Thursday for further tests. They will likely include an MRI and CT scan. Bass injured his knee against Utah on Tuesday, but was considered healthy enough to keep playing. The Lakers listed Bass as doubtful to return against the Raptors.The Lakers also ruled guard veteran Marcelo Huertas out against Toronto. He is not expected to return until Friday after the Brazilian native spent this week finalizing immigration papers in Vancouver. HONOLULU >> Six seconds passed before Julius Randle displayed in one neat sequence why the Lakers have become intrigued with his potential. The Lakers’ 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward showed off his versatility by defending Utah guard Trey Burke along the perimeter and forcing a turnover. Randle showed off his playmaking by leading a fastbreak in quick sprint. Randle showed off his strength by throwing down a powerful two-handed dunk.Kobe Bryant approached Randle. Bryant bumped Randle’s chest. Bryant lightly tapped Randle’s head. Bryant then wrapped his arms around Randle before shouting words of approval. “It’s not normal to see a guy that size move his feet so well and have such quick hands,” Bryant gushed after the Lakers’ 117-114 overtime preseason loss to Utah on Tuesday at Stan Sheriff Center. “With him being able to push the ball on the floor and finish, it’s pretty phenomenal.”
MORE: What to know about MLB’s 82-game 2020 seasonHere’s that moment, frozen in time, to illustrate just how bad that blown call was: (Screen grab, via MLB) Armando Galarraga should’ve been credited with a perfect game in 2010. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/80/22/galarraganearperfecto-screengrab-ftr-040216jpg_1y0mjqrg3kp81jpgdqp9eezry.jpg?t=-543455429&w=500&quality=80To his credit, Joyce — considered during his career as one of the best umpires in the game — immediately owned up to the mistake. He was quoted as saying, “I missed it. This isn’t a call. This is a history call, and I kicked the s— out of it.” The next day, Galarraga handed the Tigers’ lineup card to Joyce at home plate. The latter was visibly moved, and had tears in his eyes. The two struck up a friendship afterward, even pairing up the next month at the ESPYs to present the award for “Best Moment.”Now, nearly 10 years after that fateful blown call, Galarraga wants MLB to make an unprecedented move and overturn Joyce’s miscall, recognizing his perfect game. Per The Athletic:“I was like, what can I do to have a better finish to the story?” Galarraga said. “How can Major League Baseball give me the perfect game? Because it was perfect, right?“Why not? Why wait for so long? I don’t want to die, and then they’ll be like, ‘You know what, he threw a perfect game.’”FOSTER: MLB should give Galarraga his perfect game MLB will remember that on June 2, 2010, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga faced 28 batters in a one-hit shutout against the Indians.But anyone with a pair of working eyes — save umpire Jim Joyce, for one inconceivable moment — saw that Galarraga pitched what should have been MLB’s 21st perfect game. Unfortunately, Joyce made the egregious error of calling Jason Donald safe at first base, despite Galarraga beating him by a full step. He would have been the 27th and final out of Galarraga’s perfect day. That move, of course, is unlikely to happen. MLB is staunch — sometimes frustratingly so — in preserving its history as it was called. Fixing Joyce’s error would set an uncomfortable precedent to revisit other notable miscalls (Game 6 of the 1985 World Series immediately comes to mind), potentially changing outcomes of games.Still, Joyce joined Galarraga in hoping the league would overturn the call that many feel defines his career:“I agree with (Galarraga),” Joyce told The Athletic. “I agree. Because he did it.”