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Batesville 4th Graders Win Dirt Road League Title-6th Graders Place 3rd

first_img4th Grade Wins DRBL Tournament ChampionshipOwen Enneking and Cayden Drake both hit key free throws in the closing seconds to hold off the defending champions, Centerville by the score of 38-29 to claim the crown of DRBL Tournament Champions for the first time.  The tournament began with 22 4th grade teams across Southeastern Indiana and the Bulldogs showed they were the cream of the crop.  Coach Matt Enneking noted excellent team defense, superb togetherness on offense and tremendous focus, drive and leadership by the squad.  Cayden Drake led the team in scoring with 10, Owen Enneking had 9, William Kuisel 8, Brayden Maple 4, Lincoln Garrett 3, Caleb Mohr 2 and Landon Raver.In the semi-final contest, the Bulldogs cruised to a comfortable win over Greensburg 30-8 to advance to the title game.  Lincoln Garrett, Cayden Drake and William Kuisel led another well-balanced team effort offensively with 6 each, followed by Brayden Maple with 5, Trenton Jordan 2, Landon Raver 2, Caleb Mohr 2, and Owen Enneking 1.  Centerville defeated Eastern Hancock afterwards to set up a repeat showdown of last year’s championship contest.The Bulldogs completed an undefeated campaign in the DRBL completion going (18-0) in league play and improving to (19-4) overall.  The squad will be in action next weekend when they travel to Fishers, IN to compete in the Winter Festival against some of the best competition around the state.Congratulations Bulldogs!6th Grade Boys finish 3rdThe 6th Grade Bulldogs lost a tough one to Greensburg Blue 37-33 in the semi-finals of the Final Four on Sunday at the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.  With the game tied, at 33 a controversial call on a loose ball at mid-court placed the Pirates at the free throw line.  After the Pirates made both free throws the Bulldogs called time out to set up a game winning play.  The Bulldogs worked the play very well and had a good look 3 point shot from Sam Johnson with 3 seconds left to win the game that came up short sending the Bulldogs to the consolation contest against Connersville.  Both teams struggled from the field with the Bulldogs shooting 36% to the Pirates 35%.  The rebound battle was virtually even, but the deciding factors were in foul discrepancy with the Bulldogs being whistled for 19 fouls and the Pirates only 6.  The Bulldogs have been solid all season getting to the free throw line where they typically make more than the opponent attempts, but on this day were outshot from the charity stripe 18-2.  Chris Lewis led the team in scoring with 15, Sam Johnson tallied 10, Bradley Wirth 4 while Gus Prickel and Jonathan Buschle rounded out the scoring with 2 each. Grunkemeyer led the team with 4 rebounds and Prickel had 4 assists.The youngsters had to put the tough loss immediately behind them as they turned around and played Connersville for the 3rd place contest.  The Bulldogs led 14-12 at half-time, but quickly trailed for most of the second half until the closing seconds.  With the score tied at 25, Jack Grunkemeyer rebounded a Bradley Wirth miss and laid it in with 8 seconds remaining.  The Bulldogs forced a Spartan turnover on the in-bounds play and closed out the scoring at the free throw line.  For the contest the team was led in scoring by Gus Prickel with 8, Chris Lewis 7, Johnathan Buschle 6, Sam Johnson 4, Jack Grunkemeyer 2 and Bradley Wirth 2.  Grunkemeyer had 5 rebounds, while Brendan Heiser and Gus Prickel tallied 2 assists.The 6th Grade record in DRBL play this season currently is (15-2) and overall (24-7) and will finish out DRBL play next Sunday at East Central Fieldhouse with games against North Decatur and Greensburg White that were postponed 2 weeks ago due to weather.5th Grade BlueBatesville Blue, 38, Rushville 8Batesville Blue 24, East Central 13The squad is now (13-8) on the season and will compete next weekend in the Winter Festival in Fishers.5th Grade WhiteJac-Cen-Del 23, Batesville White 19East Central 15, Batesville White 12The squad finishes the season (1-16)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

West Florida Blanks Tampa in Regional Showdown

first_imgWest Florida Blanks Tampa in Regional Showdown Share Aug. 31, 2007 Box Score  TAMPA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer (2-1-0) team continued their offensive onslaught and the defense collected their first shutout of the season, as the Argonauts blanked Tampa University (1-1-0) with an impressive 4-0 victory Friday night on the Spartans home field.The Argonauts struck first at the 7:34 mark of the game when Keith Savage (Sr. / Gulf Breeze, Fla.) sent a cross into the box for Jimmy McHenry (Sr./ Tallahassee, Fla.) who was able to control the ball and beat the keeper. For Savage it was his ninth point of the season, four goals and an assist.15 minutes later, the Argonauts took a 2-0 lead on an own goal off the head of a Tampa defender. Mason Hupp (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) sent a long ball into the box and a miss communication between the Spartans goalkeeper and the his defender led to the second goal.McHenry picked up his second goal of the game and season off a pass over the head of the Spartan defense from Nick Mroczkowski (Sr. / Deltona, Fla.). The perfectly played ball left McHenry with a one-on-one with the goalkeeper, which he was able to finish giving West Florida a 3-0 lead.The Argonauts finished the first half with another goal in the 32nd minute of the game. Once again it was McHenry who lead the West Florida charge as he rifled a shot from beyond the 18-yard box. His shot ricochet of the top cross bar but Rafael Segal (Jr. / Rishon Lezion, Isreal) was there to clean up the garbage using his head to give the Argonauts a 4-0 half time lead.The Spartans responded in the second half playing a more physical game and the Spartan offense out shot the Argonauts 7-5 in the second half. However, the Argonauts defense anchored by Okang Nkosi (Sr. / Port of Spain, Trinidad), Matt Williams (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.), Nolan Intermoia (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.), and Hupp stood strong in the back.For West Florida, who competes in the NCAA Division II South Region along with Tampa, it is an important win towards the post season tournament, which the Argonauts were able to host all last season due to their success during the regular season.Up next for West Florida is another Sunshine State Conference and regional opponent Saint Leo University on Sunday after noon at the Lions home field. The men’s game will follow the women’s game, which begins at 12:30 ET. Argonaut fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” at goargos.com on the team’s home page. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Joshua: I’ll be brutal against Ruiz Jr

first_imgRelatedPosts Joshua: Why I visited Nigeria as non-champion Joshua resumes training for Pulev WBA Champion Charr to hold Ruiz Jr talks Anthony Joshua was in bullish mood at the press conference ahead of his hotly anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.The pair are set to fight on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia as the Brit aims to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles that he lost to the Mexican fighter on June 1 at Madison Square Garden.The 30-year-old said: “I am punching like a horse kicking backwards right now.“I’m punching loose and heavy – rhythm and flow. Before I was trying to bench-press a house. I used my body to get where I needed but then I started realising the sweet science of the sport.The Watford man was also keen to stress that he will be coming into the fight significantly lighter than in previous bouts.“I may be less than 17 stone,” he told BBC Sport.Joshua weighed in at 17st 9lbs in the last fight, but his decision to reduce his weight appears part of a change in training to make up for the first professional defeat of his career.The last time he fought at under 18st was five years ago; against Denis Bakhtov in his ninth pro fight.Boxing analyst Steve Bunce said the news of Joshua’s weight was surprising.“I think it’s startling,” said Bunce. “Heavyweights like Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson that didn’t carry flesh, they don’t lose three pounds between fights, they normally increase slightly. They don’t drop weight.“He’s suggesting he’ll drop 9lbs – nearly a stone lighter than the Klitschko fight.“He’s moved away from strength and conditioning to pure boxing training.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony oshualast_img read more

Cricket News IPL Auction 2019: These numbers will blow your mind away

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The upcoming Indian Premier League auctions rake up big numbers, when it comes to player prices. Franchises go after the player who offer them utility. There are some bargain buys in the form of uncapped Indian players or major foreign buys who sometimes go at their base price. This Indian Premier League will be held in December and the tournament could be played much before due to the World Cup which will be held in England at the end of May. Ahead of the event, here are some of the key numbers that will define the auction this year and some numbers which have remained immortal in the auction.Also Read | IPL 2019 auction: When overseas players raked in big bucks346 – Number of players who will be auctioned in December. This will be held in Jaipur. 213 – Number if uncapped players, foreign and Indian in the 2019 IPL Auction. 0 – Number of Indians in the elite Rs 2 crore list. There are only nine players in that elite column and all are overseas players.16 – Yuvraj Singh will remember this number for a long time. In the 2015 IPL Auctions, Yuvraj was brought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs 16 crore, making him the most expensive player ever brought in the auction. 14.5 – This will be the dream for every overseas player. Ben Stokes, in the 2017 IPL Auction, went for Rs 14.5 crore to Rising Pune Supergiant, making him the most expensive overseas buy in this event. 8.8 – Even uncapped players go for a massive price. Krunal Pandya, the brother of Hardik Pandya, raked in big money in the 2018 IPL Auctions when he was retained by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8.8 crore. This mark beat the previous record for an uncapped player of Rs 8.5 crore, held by Pawan Negi.Read More | IPL 19: Twenty20 event gets General Elections, World Cup double whammy1 – One player each from the United States of America and Netherlands in this auction. Ali Khan has a base price of Rs 40 lakh while Stephan Myburgh has a base price of Rs 20 lakh.1.5 – The highest base price for an Indian in this auction. Jaydev Unadkat, who was the most expensive Indian buy in two consecutive auctions, has a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.2 – Number of players that Chennai Super Kings will be bidding for in this auction. They retained 23 out of 25 players.36.2 – The available funds for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL auction, the highest among all the teams. They will be bidding for 15 slots in the team, the most for any side. last_img read more

Digicel Senior National Squash Championships

first_imgArjoon, Nicolette Fernandes in quarter finals clashDEFENDING men’s champion Alex Arjoon effortlessly disposed of Jonathan Antczak on Wednesday night. But his next match will be anything but stress-free, after he moved into the quarterfinals to set up a match against pro women’s player, Nicolette Fernandes, who also made it into the quarterfinals of the Digicel National Seniors Squash Championships at the courts of the Georgetown Club.The two were set to match racquets last night, when the competition continued. Arjoon had come into the competition anticipating a match against the 34-year-old.“I feel good; it’s going to be a good tournament. A lot of good players for good competition, and I’m really happy to be here, to give it 100%,” Arjoon noted at the beginning of the competition.The match against Antczak was Arjoon’s first after a bye in the first round. He trounced Antczak 11-1, 11-2, 11-2.Fernandes, who is seeded 5/8 in the men’s draw, played Nicholas Narain, for her spot in the men’s quarterfinals. Fernandes had a close first game against Nicholas Narain winning it 12-10 but then easily won the next two games 11-2, 11-1.But Fernandes was also faced with her own challenge last night, with back-to-back matches.Alex ArjoonFernandes, who is also in the women’s open, was scheduled to start her bid in this category with a quarterfinals match against Makeda Harding at 18:30hrs.Her match against Arjoon was at 19:00hrs.In other men’s open matches on Wednesday night, Nyron Joseph lost concentration and dropped the second game 4-11 after winning the first game 11-0 in his match against Peter Michael De Groot. He then restored order winning the next two games 11-4, 11-4.Two five/eight seeds however lost to lower-seeded players. Jean Claude Jeffrey beat 5/8 Ben Mekdeci in three close games 12-10, 11-8, 11-7 while Shomari Wiltshire beat 5/8 Regan Pollard in five competitive games 10-12, 11-5, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4.No. 2 seed Richard Chin proved too good for Adam Alves winning 11-6, 11-4, 11-2. Three/four seeds Kristian Jeffrey and Jason Ray Khalil also had easy wins. Kristian Jeffrey thrashed Javid Rahaman 11-2, 11-1, 11-3 while Jason Ray Khalil took care of Alex Cheeks 11-4, 11-4, 11-4.As the matches in the women’s open got started on Wednesday night, Harding, who had to fight hard for her quarter finals spot, took on Abosaide Cadogan, winning 11-4, 13-11, 7-11, 11-3.Victoria Arjoon defeated Kirsten Gomes 11-5, 11-2, 11-5, while in the other women’s match Sarah Lewis bettered Madison Fernandes 13-11, 11-9, 11-9.In the men’s veterans 35-49 Allan Downes beat Medhi Ramdhani in four games 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5. Joe Mekdeci then crushed Robin Low 11-3, 11-1, 11-5.In the men’s veterans Over-50 Joe Mekdeci overcame Steven Persaud 11-3, 11-6, 11-4.last_img read more

Hong Kong’s Ahmed brothers handed life bans for match-fixing

first_img(REUTERS) – Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed have been banned from cricket for life for match-fixing and their team mate Haseeb Amjad has been banned for five years, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.The trio were provisionally suspended by the world governing body in October after being charged for “fixing or contriving” aspects of Hong Kong’s World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Canada in 2014.Irfan was found guilty of nine offences under the ICC’s anti-corruption code and his brother Nadeem and Amjad were found guilty of three offences each.The anti-corruption unit’s general manager Alex Marshall said here the Ahmed brothers’ actions were “premeditated and sophisticated”.“This has been a long and complex investigation which has uncovered systematic attempts to influence moments in matches by experienced international cricketers over a period of time,” he added.“With the fixers finding it harder than ever before to penetrate the highest levels of the game, we are increasingly seeing them turn their attention to other avenues in the sport.”“The severity of the offences is reflected in the sanctions and I hope will deter other players from taking this path and demonstrate to cricket fans around the world our commitment to a corruption free sport.”last_img read more

USC alumni start healthy and ‘authentic’ sauce business

first_imgAlumni Maxine Lau and Qiyuan You wanted to develop an authentic and healthy sauce while providing a healthier option. The sauce is currently being sold at 400 Whole Foods. (Photo courtesy of Maxine Lau)As an Asian American college student, USC alumna Maxine Lau yearned for authentic hot Chinese dishes that reminded her of home. Unsatisfied with the campus dining halls and nearby restaurants, Lau took matters into her own hands. While taking the Venture Initiation course at the USC Marshall School of Business, Lau developed her startup Lahtt Sauce, and met her future business partner Qiyuan You. With the goal of providing healthier food options that resonate with their cultural origins, Lau and You partnered to expand Lahtt Sauce, Chinese-style sauce made with simple ingredients to dip, marinate and stir-fry food.Last fall, Lahtt Sauce received $2,500 for the Venture Validation award hosted by the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. After selling their sauce on Amazon and less than 40 local stores, Lahtt Sauce expanded its distribution to 400 Whole Foods locations across the nation this August.After many taste tests and packaging revisions, Lau and You proceeded to pitch Lahtt Sauce to wholesale distributors and online retailers, such as Milk and Eggs and Alhambra Farmers Market. The challenge was finding manufacturers capable of delivering the health and flavor standards Lahtt Sauce promises, as well as encouraging retailers to buy into the vision and potential of the company. “We pitch the business first with a great product that meets our standards in quality and taste,”  Lau wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We educate the vendors with the history and versatile use of the product. We’re looking to expand our product line and launch a new product by [quarter one] of next year. We’re looking to continue to grow within the natural channel and boost online sales through Amazon.”Lahtt Sauce originally featured two flavors: bacon and shrimp, and a vegan sauce with shiitake mushrooms. Along with their market expansion and in order to remain competitive, the company began offering a diverse range of selections for customers — including hot, medium and mild spice levels — as well as two more vegan options. “We started out with a lot of trial and error,” Lau said. “Taking Lahtt Sauce from idea to business requires industry knowledge, network and business acumen. Many of these resources and knowledge were obtained and developed from the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program at USC.” With their company’s success, Lau and You have also noticed that most Asian brands on the market were either “too Americanized” or “unconcerned with health.” To combat this problem, Lahtt Sauce aims to bridge the two extremes for health- and tasted-inclined consumers.“Lahtt Sauce provides customers a different choice by providing a product that is not only healthy, but also authentic,” You said. “Even consumer are very concerned about health, having a healthy lifestyle and living healthier … and for those who have been to Asia and know how it tastes like … they are our target customers.” The company devotes the majority of its efforts and attention to differentiating Lahtt Sauce from similar products on the market. The product is an alternative to Asian sauce brands that contain unhealthy levels of MSG and preservatives. Lahtt Sauce is gluten-free, crafted locally in Southern California and made with natural ingredients free from MSG, preservatives and GMOs. In the future, Lahtt Sauce hopes to secure more sponsors and vendors that will bring exposure, volume and sales to the company. Despite fierce competition within the healthy condiment market, the company believes strongly in its mission and ability to reach the palates of more Asian cuisine enthusiasts. “I think that consistency is really important and to be believing in what you do … Once you get to the major retailers like Whole Foods or Ralphs, I think that is 90 percent of the success,” You said. “There are a lot of competitors … so you just always have to believe in what you do and don’t give up.”last_img read more

Current Girls’ 16 Champion, Omolade Aderemi, Gets Rude Shock in First…

first_imgSNEPCO JUNIOR TENNISOmolade Aderemi from Akure who won the CBN Junior Championship a month ago, was ambushed by unseeded Esther Azi in their round-robin match yesterday in three sets, 9-11, 10-5, 10-4 and (Azi).The fleet-footed Azi who trains at the Abelife Academy in Abuja could have won the first set but broke her strings mid way and had to borrow her sister’s racket to complete the match. “I want to be one of the musketeers (referring to the eight girls earmarked for special attention by the International Tennis Academy organisers of the junior tennis circuit) and I have to show that I can play,” the very lively Azi said.She stands to win a racket as prize if she follows through on this victory and reaches the final and would not have to borrow a racket mid-stream.Her sister, Mary, the second seed in the Girls 12 was not so lucky as she lost her second round-robin match against Bright Emmanuel of Lagos. Mary Azi had earlier defeated Juanita Mueke from Rivers State 12-10, 10-4 in her first match. All players play in round-robin groups of four with the winner of the group emerging for the semifinals.The top two seeds in the Boys 16s, David Dawariye from Rivers and Suleiman Ibrahim, both had close shaves in their first round – robin matches.Dawariye overcame Jimoh Taofik from Lagos10-5, 7-10, 10 – 7 while Suleiman also lost the second set but came through with superior fire-power 10-6, 6-10, 10-4.The round robin matches are scheduled to end today to pave the way for semi-final matches on Friday. The round-robin matches are taking place at the National Stadium Surulere while the grand finale will hold at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday, June 1 starting 12 noon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

West Indies’ Lloyd, Greenidge Honoured With Knighthoods

first_imgLONDON, CMC – Legendary former West Indies cricketers, Clive Lloyd and Gordon Greenidge, have been awarded Knighthoods in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.Lloyd, the 75-year-old Guyanese who captained West Indies to World Cup triumphs in 1975 and 1979, was on Friday honoured for his “services to cricket” surrounding an illustrious career which saw him become one of the game’s true greats.Greenidge, meanwhile, a 68-year-old former opening batsman, has been conferred with the Order of St Michael and St George Knight Commander for “services to cricket and to the development of sport” on the overseas list.Captain Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Ben Stokes were among five England players honoured for their role in the country’s first-ever World Cup triumph at Lord’s last July.Lloyd, who will now be known as Sir Clive, was credited for moulding the West Indies side of the late 1970s and early 1980s into a dominant force in world cricket.Following his playing career, Lloyd served as West Indies team manager and also held prominent roles with the International Cricket Council as match referee and as a member of their cricket committee.More recently, Lloyd served as chairman of West Indies selectors up until three years ago.“This is a tremendous honour. I’m delighted and humbled to receive this honour bestowed upon me by Her Majesty,” said Lloyd, who was also a major force for English County Lancashire between 1968 and 1986.PLEASANT SURPRISE“I gave over 50 years of my life to this great game and to be recognised in this way, I know my contribution is well respected. To be honoured for playing a sport I enjoyed and which brought great pleasure to many is a pleasant surprise.“This is dedicated to my family and all the people who were part on this journey with me – the West Indies and Guyana and Lancashire players, all the West Indian people, and all those who supported us.”He added: “Also, great to hear the news that Gordon has been honoured as well. He has been a great servant of the game as well and he is richly deserved.”Greenidge made his debut in 1974 in a side captained by Lloyd, and went on to become one of the game’s finest openers in a legendary partnership with fellow Barbadian Desmond Haynes.A century in either innings of the 1976 Old Trafford Test and imperious double hundreds on the 1984 tour of England served as highlights of a heralded career.All told, Greenidge made 7,558 runs at an average of 44 with 19 centuries, to seal his place in the pantheon of great Test batsmen.He was knighted on the recommendation by the Barbados government.“It’s something I appreciate very much and it’s nice to be recognised while I’m here to receive and appreciate it. I’m happy to say it was done while I am still around,” said Greenidge, who served a spell as Bangladesh head coach and as a West Indies selector.“I also want to say thanks to my many teammates over the years. I’ve played alongside some amazing players and formed many great partnerships and relationships. This is an honour I will cherish.”Conde Riley, the Barbados Cricket Association president and Cricket West Indies director, was also honoured with the title of Order of the British Empire (OBE) for “services in the field of sport and in particular cricket administration”.last_img read more

The final moments: How Kotoko legend George Arthur died

first_imgGeorge Arthur, affectionately called ‘King’ died at the Sunyani Government Hospital on Sunday after he was rushed following a cardiac arrest.His close friend Yaw Poku, popularly called ‘Express’ spoke to Asempa Fm about the Kotoko legend’s final moments. “He died at the Sunyani Government Hospital while the Black Stars were playing [Mauritius in the Afcon 2017 qualifier],” Poku said.”The whole afternoon he was fine, very fine and bubbly and healthy. He was at my office and we were chatting and so on. “We decided to play a game of draughts [checkers] and all was well. Suddenly, while on the board we noticed he looked groggy, and then he started moving strangely.”Initially we thought it was a joke – one of those things he does. But then he slumped and collapsed and we got together to take him to the hospital. “But King George passed away before we reached the [Sunyani] Government Hospital.Known widely as “King Arthur”, the former player featured for the Black Stars in the late ’80s, and was also active for Kumasi Asante Kotoko as well as Egyptian giants Al Ahly.’A great player’The player has been described as a “great player” by veteran journalist Ken Bediako, who edited the Kotoko Express for many years.”George was feared for his runs and his shot. He was very good and almost unplayable when he had the ball. It was at BA United that he was spotted by Kotoko and then he went to Kumasi”. Kwesi Appiah tributeThe former Black Stars coach weighed in on the shocking development, for he was a good friend of Arthur’s.“A day of sorrow. It’s really sad to lose a friend and brother. I’m in Sudan and couldn’t attend training when I heard the sad news. We were like brothers in the national team and Asante Kotoko,” he said.“He was always encouraging me to work hard and serve the nation. Now that he’s gone who will be my brother and best friend?”The family are yet to announce any arrangements. –last_img read more

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