The 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs defeated Rushville by a score of 50 to 24 Tuesday night. Leading in scoring for Batesville was Jack Grunkemeyer with 15, followed by Conner Drake with 12 and Noah Pierson with 7. Also scoring was Sam Johnson with 6, Deacon Hamilton with 5 and Gus Prickel with 3. Rounding out the scoring were Chris Tillman and Chris Lewis adding one each. The Bulldogs end their regular season with a 10-5 record and start tourney play Monday against Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.
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Batesville, IN—The Batesville Historical Society is asking for the communities help. The group is wanting to keep an archive of how the pandemic affected the daily lives of those in the community. They have asked residents to handwrite a letter (can be just a paragraph) telling how the COVID-19 pandemic changed everyday life and what did you/your family do to adapt to the changes. Once the information is complete, you can either drop off the notes starting June 4, when the museum opens back up, or mail them to 15 West George Street, Batesville, IN.
Niall Quinn has called for long-term investment in the Irish game to avoid being cast into the international wilderness. Giovanni Trapattoni’s hopes of guiding Ireland to a second successive tournament finals were dealt a huge blow on Friday night when they lost 2-1 to Sweden in Dublin. The defeat proved the final straw for many fans, who are desperate for the 74-year-old Italian to go before his contract expires in June next year. Press Association “The reality is that we should expect a long time in the wilderness if we don’t realise that we have to prepare young players better for top-flight clubs, players who can hold their own in England. “There needs to be a long-term plan and I would like to see the appointment of the next manager reflect that, to be someone who will buy into that and to be given time, without the threat of the sack.” Trapattoni’s Ireland only just missed out on qualification for the 2010 World Cup finals when they went out at the hands – literally in Thierry Henry’s case – of France after a controversial play-off. They did make it to Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, but returned swiftly without collecting a point from their three group games. Given and Duff have since retired from international football and a new generation of players, including Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and James McClean, has been blooded. However, qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil looks a remote possibility with just three games remaining, and Trapattoni’s critics are growing in both number and volume by the day. Martin O’Neill, the man Quinn appointed as Sunderland manager in December 2011, is the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed Trapattoni, but the former Ireland international striker believes more fundamental issues need to be addressed. He said: “Money has to go into an elite academy. There needs to be a six-year programme put in place to get Ireland back up to the levels of 20 years ago, to when we could and did compete. “At the moment, there’s a reliance on getting into the top Premier League clubs, but it’s just not happening. “You think back to the great Irish players at Manchester United – Roy Keane, Paul McGrath – and at Liverpool. “More recently, Damien Duff has been at Chelsea, Steve Finnan at Liverpool, Robbie Keane at Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but now those clubs, by and large, aren’t even taking young Irish players. “The pool is so much smaller, so we have to deliver change ourselves. We have to make sure our players are better equipped and in better shape if and when they move to England. “When Trapattoni started, he had Shay Given, Robbie, Damien, Richard Dunne and John O’Shea, players of real quality, and all of them at the peak of their careers. “The next manager won’t and in some ways will be snookered before the off. If anybody thinks our problems will be solved simply by the appointment of a new man, then they need their heads examined.
If you have been itching to for a trip down to the Florida Keys, here’s your chance.Officials in Monroe County have reopened the area to nonresidents.The two barriers blocking others from entering the area were removed on Sunday and hotel and lodging establishments were given the go-ahead to start accepting reservations starting Monday.While the Keys are now welcoming nonresidents, officials say that everyone will still have to abide by social distancing rules.This includes wearing a facemask in public areas and keeping a distance of 6-feet away from others.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Iconic former captain Sir Vivian Richards has criticised West Indies’ “one dimensional” approach to their World Cup campaign, and has slammed the lack of intensity shown in their defeat to Bangladesh last Monday.West Indies went down by seven wickets to Bangladesh in Taunton to suffer their third defeat in five matches, and remain on three points in seventh spot in the 10-team table. Their lone win came against Pakistan in their opener three weeks ago.The Caribbean side copped criticism for their persistence with the tactic of short-pitched bowling, which worked well against Pakistan and Australia but backfired against the Tigers who completed their highest-ever run chase of 322 to win with 51 balls remaining.“There didn’t seem to be any planning where if this particular plan isn’t going to work then what about the plan B, plan C or whatever the case is. We are too one dimensional,” Sir Viv, who never lost a Test series as captain, told the Observer here.“It (short-pitched bowling) worked against Pakistan and when you’re coming up against other teams, sometimes it may not work, and there just didn’t seem to be any particular planning or any particular strategy or any intensity of West Indies wanting to win that match and defend that particular total.”Bangladesh were propelled by veteran all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan who lashed an unbeaten 124 from 99 deliveries, and Liton Das who carved out 94 not out off 69 balls – the pair sharing a record unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 189.The Windies, meanwhile, were ragged in the field, with half-chances going a-begging, while their bowlers failed to build pressure and sent down a plethora of loose deliveries.Sir Viv, himself a World Cup hero for his splendid hundred in the 1979 final at Lord’s, said the fielding effort had not been up to par.“I personally thought it was a score they should have been looking to defend and there just wasn’t any intensity in the field. There were some half-chances and especially with the two guys who batted so well for Bangladesh,” Sir Viv pointed out.“When you have opportunities like that, you have to take them and there is one that I saw that really highlighted West Indies trying to win that match was that bit when Sheldon Cottrell, that sharp bit of fielding and the release of the ball itself and running out Tamim Iqbal.”West Indies face unbeaten New Zealand in their sixth match of the World Cup on Saturday in Manchester.
CMC – FORMER West Indies all-rounder Rayad Emrit has conceded he will be “restricted” but dismissed talk of retirement, despite applying for the vacant post of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force head coach.“I have no intentions of retiring from playing cricket,” the Express newspaper here quoted the 39-year-old Trinidadian as saying.“I am very keen on playing still, so if given the job, I will have to make certain decisions. But obviously, I will be restricted.”Emrit was one of 18 applicants for the post along with the incumbent, Mervyn Dillon, former champion Windies leg-spinner, Samuel Badree and Test left-arm spinner, Sulieman Benn.Sri Lanka’s Pasindu Liyanaarachchi, Afghanistan’s Asadullah Khan along with Heinrich Malan of South Africa and Pakistani Atiq-Uz-Zaman, have also applied.Emrit, a former Red Force captain, has forged a successful career as a Twenty20 specialist, and was recently appointed captain of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League season.However, he said he decided to put his name up for consideration after being encouraged to do so by several former Red Force teammates.“I seriously considered it, knowing that I’ve played with most of the guys in the team and I think I have a lot of respect from them and some of them asked me to put my name forward when they saw that the job was being advertised,” Emrit said.“It is a decision I made based on what I think is my best move, going forward, and obviously having the respect of the guys in the team.”Under Dillon, Red Force achieved their best ever finish in the six-year professional era of the first class championship, when they ended second behind champions Barbados Pride earlier this year.They managed only a single win from the first five rounds of the competition but hit back to win two of the last three matches, before the tournament was aborted following the eighth round due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Nevertheless, Emrit said he possessed the ability to further develop the abundance of talent that lay in the Red Force rankings.“There are a lot of talent in our country but I still think the talent is not being treated the way it should be treated and I don’t want the talent to go to waste so hopefully, if I get in a position to work with these guys I can make a change for this talented bunch of guys,” said Emrit, who played two One-Day Internationals and four T20 Internationals but has not suited up in two years.“Whoever gets the job, it’s an important job and I wish everyone all the best. Once I’m selected I will do my best to move TT cricket forward.”
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Kick-off at the Emirates is at 8 o’clock. The Gunners are almost certain to be without Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck for tonight’s clash.Arsenal haven’t lost a League game since early February but their opponents have put back-to-back wins together in the last two weeks.The Welsh outfit are still chasing a European spot – they would go just two points behind sixth-placed Spurs with three points tonight.
Locally Nenagh Ormond are in action at home this afternoon when they take on QUB at 2.30. England and Wales clash in Pool A. Before that, South Africa aim to rebound from their stunning defeat to Japan when they take on Samoa in Pool B at Villa Park in Birmingham.Pool D action between Italy and Canada kicks things off at Elland Road in Leeds.
After six months of little playing time, Australian shot-stopper Mark Schwarzer will play for Leicester City on a permanent deal, according to both clubs.With the transfer window open, it was just a matter of time for Chelsea to make a move regarding their goalkeepers. While all eyes were set on the possible departure of Petr Cech, it was Mark Schwarzer who went ahead and signed for Leicester City on a permanent deal until June 2016.Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho thanked the Australian for his commitment with the team, stating he will be missed not only for the player he is, but more for the team-mate and friend he was.As a goalkeeper, when we needed Schwarzer, he was there for us, and as a person and a professional he was an amazing guy in our group. On behalf of myself, my staff and my players I want to say we are going to miss the big guy and we wish him all the best in his new life at Leicester,” Mourinho said.Schwarzer played 12 games for Chelsea last season, including a substitute appearance in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid. He played against Liverpool during that memorable victory against Liverpool at Anfield Road.On the other hand, the Foxes greeted their new signing while informing their fans of Schwarzer’s resume.”Mark, 42, joins the Foxes on a free transfer from Chelsea and brings a wealth of top-flight experience to the Foxes squad. The Australian international stopper has made over 500 Barclays Premier League appearances for Middlesbrough, Fulham and the Blues over 18 years and is part of an elite goalkeepers’ club, alongside Petr Cech and David James, to have kept 150 Premier League clean sheets,” can be read on the team’s website.