Girls SEI Tourney Semi-Finals Results

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs protected their home turf in the second round of the SEI Tournament knocking off South Ripley 35-12 Tuesday night. The Bulldogs had a total team effort on both ends of the floor to advance to the Finals. Leading the way scoring was Aly Peters with 14 points; followed by Sophie Gesell 7 points; Marlee Obermeyer 5 points; Veronica King 4 points; Eden Williams and Ryan Oesterling 2 points each; and Addyson Weiler 1 point. We hope to see everyone make the trip to Sunman-Dearborn Middle School on Thursday for the Championship Game. Tip is at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles fell to Sunman Dearborn Red in the Semi-Finals of the SEI Tourney 34-22.  Lady Eagles Scoring was Kelsey Borgman 6, Sophia Sullivan 5, Bailey Groth 3, Ashlynn Moorman 3, Cheyenne Cullen 3, Hailey Kunz 2. The 8th Grade Lady Eagles defeated South Dearborn 41-16 in the Semi-Finals. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 16, Reese Obendorf 11, Julia Meyer 10, Emma Wagner 4.  The Eagles will play St Louis for Championship Thursday night.Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.The St. Louis’ 8th Grade Lady Cardinals played Greendale in Round 2 of the tournament at Batesville Middle School.  St. Louis won this game with a final score of 34-16.  Scoring for SLS was Catherine Streator with 14pts, Claire Saner with 9pts, Ava Owens with 4pts, and Rhea Miller, Kate Weber, and Lilly Schebler all putting in 2pts.  Playing a game more of our style and controlling the tempo was essential for us.  We were able to stay in tune with our defensive end and our offense worked hard to take shots and draw fouls.  Nice job ladies on a solid round 2 win.  SLS is off to EC on Thursday for the final game against JCD. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Wolves stun champions Man City with Traore double

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Adama Traore’s late double stunned Manchester City, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday that left them eight points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Wolves forward Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes to condemn the champions to their first home league defeat since they lost to Crystal Palace on December 22.Yet it was City’s second defeat in their last four league games following the 3-2 loss at Norwich City last month and it will increase Liverpool’s belief that they can win their first league title in 30 years.With Juergen Klopp’s side having won all eight of their games so far this season, the Nov. 10 clash with City at Anfield is already looking like a game which could have a major impact on the destiny of the title.The win was a massive boost for Wolves, who have endured a tricky start to the season due to their early commitments in the Europa League.It was just their second victory of the campaign and their first on the road.City looked shaky at the back throughout the game with Wolves having three good chances to open the scoring in the first half after waltzing through the makeshift central defensive pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.As early as the fifth minute, City’s defence was ripped wide-open with Patrick Cutrone bursting through on goal before shooting meekly wide.Then Ilkay Gundogan gave the ball away to allow Raul Jimenez to break free, but the Mexican’s shot was blocked by Fernandinho and Cutrone’s follow-up struck the Brazilian’s head.Otamendi was at fault in the 22nd minute, his sloppy pass allowing Jimenez to burst clear again, but this time it was their Brazilian keeper Ederson who saved their blushes, rushing out to foil the Wolves striker.Yet Pep Guardiola’s side also lacked their usual sharpness in attack and the nearest they came to scoring was a 67th-minute free kick from David Silva, which struck the bar.As so often, City had plenty of possession, but unusually they could not make the most of it, with poor crosses into the box and little of the crisp-passing that so often characterises their play.The decisive blow came when Jimenez broke from deep in his own half, skipped past Otamendi and found Traore who kept his cool to beat Ederson.Traore then added the second, deep in stoppage time, after Jimenez found him again through the exposed City defence.  Tags: Manchester CityWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Stevens ‘in awe’ of brave Thunder

first_img “Our primary target is the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. The stiff mile there should suit her perfectly and you’d like to think she’d get her favoured fast ground. “If for some reason it poured down with rain, we have the back-up option of the Belmont Oaks in New York on July 5. “That is over 10 furlongs, they’d go a good gallop and I think the race would suit her, but Ascot is something pretty special and that’s where we’d like to go, ideally. “We’re keen to stick to Group One level as I think she’s shown she deserves to win one now. “There are some nice races later on in the year like the Falmouth Stakes and the Prix Jean Prat, so hopefully she’ll have her day. “If she doesn’t do it on her next start, we might just drop her in class for her next run to try and get her head in front. “She wouldn’t even carry a penalty in a Listed race.” Stevens said: “I think everyone in the yard is in awe of what a tough and genuine filly she is and we’re extremely proud of her. “I think we were pretty public about the fact we were worried about the ground, but the owners were very sporting and decided to let her take her chance. “The ground didn’t suit her on the day, but she still ran very well. I would say she ran a bigger race than she did at Newmarket, all things considered. “She hit a flat spot at the furlong marker, but it is testament to how tough and game she is that she kept going to finish second. “She can idle a bit in front. Harry (Bentley) did nothing wrong, she’s just a filly who tends to take herself to the front. “I think Harry is showing huge maturity in his riding this year, showing he is a big-race jockey. We were beaten fair and square by a very good filly on the day, who obviously relished the ground.” While the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot is now top of Lightning Thunder’s agenda, Stevens has revealed a trip to America has also been discussed as a potential target, should conditions go against her in Berkshire. The Surrey handler said: “The owners obviously arranged for her to go to Ireland by plane, so she actually ended up having a shorter day than she would have done if she’d ran at Nottingham or Doncaster. That should help her get over what was a tough race. Trainer Olly Stevens is keeping his fingers crossed Lightning Thunder’s day in the sun is not too far away after she filled the runner-up spot in Classic company for the second time in Sunday’s Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Dutch Art filly ran a fantastic race to finish a neck behind Miss France in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket at the start of the month and despite doubts about the attritional conditions, she was favourite to go one better in Ireland. Lightning Thunder looked likely to supply her fledgling trainer with a landmark victory when hitting the front inside the last two furlongs, but she was eventually mowed down by Marvellous. Press Associationlast_img read more

EHS students march down Main Street

first_imgThe parade began at Angelo’s Pizzeria. Athletes dribbled soccer balls and bumped volleyballs in the air while continuing down Main Street and onto Franklin Street before ending at City Hall. Ellsworth High School band members and soccer players walk in the school’s first-ever homecoming parade Saturday morning. Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textcenter_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Gastly Sunday in Italy!

first_img(BBC) – Pierre Gasly took a stunning upset win in the Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull’s Alpha Tauri team in one of the most remarkable races in history.Lewis Hamilton was dominating until he was penalized for being called in for a stop when the pit lane was closed.Two safety cars in quick succession mixed up the order and Gasly took the lead after Hamilton served his penalty.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz closed him down but the Frenchman just held him off to take his first grand prix victory.Hamilton fought back from last place, 18 seconds off the back of the pack, to seventh, just two places behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.How on earth did that happen?Gasly’s win sealed an amazing turnaround in fortunes for the likeable 24-year-old, who just over a year ago was demoted from the senior Red Bull team to what was Toro Rosso and was renamed over the winter.Gasly has been outstanding ever since, including taking a second place in Brazil last year, and few will begrudge him this win.It is the junior team’s second grand prix victory – their first also coming at Monza, with Sebastian Vettel in 2008.But it was a cruel twist of fortune for Sainz, who had been running in a superb second place to Hamilton and should have been in a position to benefit from the world champion’s penalty.But the timing of the pit stops around two mid-race safety cars and then a red flag effectively ended Sainz’s hopes.He, along with all the leaders, pitted during the first safety-car period, triggered by a breakdown for Kevin Magnussen’s Haas.This was when Mercedes made the error that cost Hamilton his 90th grand prix win, calling him in as soon as the safety car was thrown and not noticing that race director Michael Masi had closed the pit lane because marshals were dealing with Magnussen’s car close to the entry.Gasly had made his stop a couple of laps before the first safety car so did not stop again, and this promoted him to third behind Hamilton and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll for a mixed-up field at the restart.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was soon into fourth place, passing both Alfa Romeo cars into the first chicane on the first lap of racing, but the Monegasque then lost control at the Parabolica and crashed heavily, causing the race to be reflagged for repairs to be made to the barriers.The race was restarted with a standing start with Hamilton ahead of Stroll, Gasly, the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and Sainz.Hamilton finally has a bad raceHamilton missed the pre-race anti-racism demonstration because of a timing mix-up following his return to the garage for a pre-race comfort break, and once the race started, what had been looking like a routine win turned on its head on Mercedes’ fateful decision.The race surrendered to him at the start, when Bottas was slow away and had a dreadful first lap, passed by car after car as he slipped down to sixth place.From then on, Hamilton was untouchable until Mercedes made their mistake.Hamilton went to see the stewards during the stoppage to check the penalty was fair. He took the restart from pole, but stopped at the end of the first lap, and his penalty demoted him to last.He soon started lapping three seconds faster than anyone else and caught the field in no time, scything past car after car for a useful haul of points.Bottas, his car struggling with overheating and uncertain handling in right-hand corners, could not make progress and became stuck behind other cars all race.His fifth place moves him ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the championship after the Dutchman retired with collision damage, but Hamilton is 47 points ahead – almost two clear wins – with the season close to its halfway point.Stroll threw away his opportunity for a maiden win with a poor start, and Gasly moved into second behind Hamilton, who pitted at the end of the first lap of racing to serve his penalty.Sainz then fought past Stroll into Turn One at the start of the second lap but took another four laps to catch and pass Raikkonen, by which time Gasly had a four-second lead.The Spaniard closed that down to be right on his tail at the start of the last lap but Gasly managed to hold him off.He is the first Frenchman to win a race since Olivier Panis won the Monaco Grand Prix for Ligier in similarly unlikely circumstances in 1996.last_img read more

Ecobank: We’ll Continue To Sponsor Okpekpe Race Â

first_imgEcobank Nigeria, a subsidiary of the Ecobank Group has pledged to continue with its partnership with organisers of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race to ensure it attains a gold label status from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).Managing Director of Ecobank, Charles Kie, stated this last week when he met with organisers of the event at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos.Kie said that the objective of the organisers of the race matches that of Ecobank and assures the bank will continue to throw its weight behind the race as its Official Bank. ”I want to use this opportunity to state here that Ecobank fully endorse this competition and will like to assure you that we will continue to be associated with the Okpekpe International Road Race,” he said.He said  Ecobank identifies sports as fulcrum and key component of economic development of the Africa continent and therefore partners sporting events with continental appeal that creates opportunities for African youths to converge on healthy and competitive basis.”Let me state here that we are proud sponsors of the Okpekpe International Road Race. We are impressed and excited with the participation of both local and international athletes from across the continent. We assure you that we will continue to be associated with this mutually beneficial initiative. You will attest that this is the fourth edition of the Okpekpe International Road Race we are partnering. We hope this year’s edition will be better. “This is also the guiding principle of our Corporate Social Responsibility and sponsorship activities. Our main focus is to give back and contribute effectively to the communities in which we operate. Ecobank is a responsible and caring corporate citizen assisting communities and underprivileged groups to enhance their lives. We also encourage creativity and excellence among youths in Africa, while also fostering integration within the regions of the continent,’ he further stated.This year’s race will hold on Saturday May 13, 2017 in Okpekpe, a town in Etsakor East Local Government Area of Edo State. It is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Auchi.It is the only road race in Nigeria that is recognised by both the IAAF and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) because its race course has been measured by an accredited measurer using the approved calibrated method. The race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.Last year, Kenyan duo of Simon Cheprot and Polline Wanjiku Njeru came first in the male and female categories respectively. They went home with $15,000 prize money each after finishing in a record time of 29min: 48sec and 33min: 53sec respectively.   Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SB : Preseason slight serves as source for motivation for Syracuse

first_imgThe ink from Wally King’s highlighter was still wet when he tacked the preseason Big East rankings to the wall at the start of the season. As Syracuse’s softball players trickled into the locker room before practice, they were drawn to their hitting coach’s newest addition to the team bulletin board.King highlighted SU at second place. Despite winning the Big East tournament the previous two seasons, the Orange was voted to finish one spot behind DePaul in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.‘It gave players a little extra push,’ King said, ‘to know that there are people out there that still don’t believe we can win it again. I wanted to make sure they saw it.’Syracuse (34-11, 11-3 Big East) has a chance to prove it deserved that top spot Wednesday, when it plays two games in Chicago against DePaul (27-17, 8-6 Big East). The preseason favorite Blue Demons now sit in fifth place.Only South Florida and Louisville have better records than the third-place Orange this season. But head coach Leigh Ross said her players look at the two upcoming games against DePaul as a chance to prove those rankings were wrong.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We feel we can beat anyone,’ Ross said, ‘so we looked at it as a slap in the face.’Outfielder Lisaira Daniels echoed Ross’ sentiment. She said after two impressive seasons that saw the Orange take the conference tournament title, she couldn’t believe SU was only chosen second-best in the conference.And she couldn’t figure out why it was DePaul who was ranked above the Orange. DePaul hasn’t beaten Syracuse since May 8, 2010.In 2010, SU defeated DePaul 3-2 in the Big East tournament semifinals when it won its first Big East tournament championship. Last season, Syracuse defeated DePaul 2-0 en route to its second straight conference title.‘The same teams – Louisville, Notre Dame, South Florida and DePaul – are always ahead of us when those rankings come out,’ Daniels said. ‘We don’t know what else we can do to show we belong.’Daniels and her teammates can start silencing the doubters by beating the team picked ahead of them Wednesday.The Orange has won each of the six series they’ve played in this season. And with aces Jenna Caira and Stacy Kuwik dominating opposing hitters this month, SU has won 14 of its last 16 games.Caira said to win Wednesday’s doubleheader, her teammates must exercise patience against the pinpoint accuracy of DePaul’s ace, Kirsten Verdun.‘She (Verdun) won’t overpower you, but she’ll hit her spots and she has good movement,’ Caira said. ‘She’s a good pitcher who’ll control your at-bat if you let her.’Caira said she was looking forward to the matchup against DePaul, but she’s not the only one. Ross said facing off against DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti, a Hall of Famer, is a little more meaningful. Lenti helped guide the Blue Demons to the College World Series in 2005 and 2007.Beating Lenti’s DePaul team would vault Syracuse into position to be considered an elite conference team, Ross said.‘Ultimately, he is a Hall of Famer that gets great recruits and great players,’ Ross said. ‘Whenever you can beat a team like DePaul, it means you deserve to be a part of the discussion.’Though the SU coaches and players respect the Blue Demons and their successful program, they feel they’re better this season. And they’re excited to prove it Wednesday.‘People want us to be the underdogs, so we’ll show them that we’re not,’ Daniels said. ‘We’ll show them that we can be one of the top teams in the country.’nctoney@syr.edu Published on April 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweets Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

“Tailback U” label is a thing of the past

first_img“Goal Line Stand” runs Thursdays. If you would like to comment on this story, email Michael at katzml@usc.edu or comment below. In USC’s most recent practice Tuesday, senior running back Curtis McNeal broke off a long run down the sidelines. He broke a couple of tackles along the way and sped down the field, giving the Trojans a reminder of how he ended last season. McNeal ran for more than 1,000 yards, and given the fact that he only started a handful of games, completed an impressive feat.Changes · Senior runningback Curtis McNeal rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2011. His yardage went largely unnoticed, however, on the national stage because of USC’s emphasis on the passing game. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanMcNeal and the Trojans have long been known as “Tailback U” because of the legendary backs that have graced the campus: Mike Garrett, OJ Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Ricky Bell, Anthony Davis and Sam Cunningham. Each one of these players made his own impact on the USC record books. Three of them won the Heisman Trophy, and each went on to play in the NFL. Simpson and Allen are in the NFL Hall of Fame.Yes, USC has had its share of great backs, but recently the “Tailback U” label has been largely irrelevant.From 2006-2008, the Trojans did not have a single rusher gain 1,000 yards. Joe McKnight broke the streak in 2009, but in 2010 the Trojans again failed to have a 1,000-yard rusher.Though the 2005 Trojans featured two 1,000-yard rushers in Reggie Bush and LenDale White, they might not have even been the focal point of the offense: Quarterback Matt Leinart was under center, running the offense with precision and throwing to receivers such as Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith.When McKnight gained 1,000 yards, it was hardly an awe-inspiring 1,000 yards. Instead, all the attention was on the freshman quarterback out of Mater Dei High School named Matt Barkley. McKnight was not even named first or second team all conference for his efforts. His work went largely unnoticed.The same can be said of McNeal last year. He had a lot of yards but was sort of lost in the mix behind Barkley’s 3,500 yards and 39 touchdown passes, in addition to his pair of 1,000-yard receivers, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee.McNeal had some huge games, such as his monster efforts against Stanford and Washington. But those games are not remembered for the running efforts the Trojans put forth; they are remembered for the passes Barkley threw.USC is as strong as ever right now, as they look to be a preseason top-five team come September. But “Tailback U” does not hold the same weight it used to, and it hasn’t for a few years now.The passing game has taken over football, but some programs still emphasize the running game as their focal point. This year’s national champion, Alabama, featured Trent Richardson, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Oregon has been led by a fierce running game the past few seasons, headlined by LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas. Wisconsin, which went to the Rose Bowl last season, had Russell Wilson at quarterback, but Montee Ball was the Heisman Trophy finalist. USC, however, no longer fits in with these programs, and certainly hasn’t for years.Though they have a 1,000- yard rusher, the team is not built around the ground game. When McKnight ran for 1,000, he was not the focal point. Bush and White were a huge part of the 2005 offense, but they were not necessarily the most important parts of the offense.There is no problem with USC not being a running-based offense like it used to be; the landscape of college football has changed significantly since Mike Garrett won his Heisman in the 1960s. USC is not really “Tailback U” anymore. It certainly was in its heyday, but “Tailback U” serves as a memory in this era of USC football. It is a remnant of the past, something for generations to cherish.There have been 1,000-yard rushers recently. But it is the passers — Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, John David Booty, Mark Sanchez and Barkley — that have ruled the field at the Coliseum over the past decade.No, USC is not “Tailback U” anymore. Great tailbacks like McNeal are still here putting up numbers, but they are not the featured aspects the team.And as long as USC keeps winning, there is nothing wrong with that.last_img read more

NASCAR at Martinsville: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for STP 500

first_imgChase Elliott has three top-10 finishes in his last five trips to Martinsville and is coming off of two top-11 finishes in his last three races of the year.Ryan Blaney is more of a wide-open racer, but he had good success at a shorter track in Phoenix two weeks ago and has two top-5 finishes in his last three races. Add that to two top 10s in his last three trips to Martinsville and he could find himself in front again this week.One sleeper for the STP 500Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been hanging around the top 10 all year even if he hasn’t quite turned it into great success. He has a top 10 and four top 14s this season and two top 10s in his last four trips to Martinsville. He could finally crack the top 10 this week if he puts it all together. This week has a couple of interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last year’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that win last season while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven attempts at the half-mile track. These men could fight it out again for the win, but they’ll likely be fighting Busch for the victory.At this point it would be foolish to pick anyone but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He has the best car and is outdriving everyone in NASCAR at the moment. He has a great chance this week to pass Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.The STP 500 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.What are the betting odds for the STP 500?Kyle Busch 8/5Martin Truex Jr. 5/1Brad Keselowski 5/1Joey Logano 7/1Denny Hamlin 10/1Clint Bowyer 10/1Kevin Harvick 15/1Ryan Blaney 20/1Chase Elliott 20/1Kurt Busch 25/1Aric Almirola 25/1Jimmie Johnson 30/1Kyle Larson 50/1Daniel Suarez 60/1Erik Jones 60/1Ryan Newman 80/1Alex Bowman 100/1Austin Dillon 100/1Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200/1Paul Menard 200/1Matt DiBenedetto 200/1William Byron 300/1Chris Buescher 300/1Daniel Hemric 300/1Ryan Preece 500/1Ty Dillon 500/1Michael McDowell 2000/1David Ragan 2000/1Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. 2000/1Field (all others) 500/1Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the STP 500?Clint Bowyer took home the win at the first race of the year in Martinsville last season and has three top-10 finishes in his last five races at the track and has a top-5 finish to his name this season as well. Kyle Busch is on a great run right now and any odds post has to start with him.And coming into a week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the man to beat once again. He’s the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.last_img read more

14th International Kickboxing Cup BiH Open ‘Bihać 2013’ has opened

first_imgOn Saturday, 6 April, in the sports hall ‘Luke’ in Bihać, the 14th International Kickboxing Cup BiH Open ‘Bihać 2013’ , which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in April has opened.Technical organizer of the tournament was Kickboxing centre ‘Bihać’ and more than 500 participants from Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Germany, and BiH participated, while the tournament was opened by Smail Toromanović, advisor to the head of Bihać municipality.He congratulated the organizer of the tournament on hard work and added that these sports events will be supported by the head of Bihać municipality in times to come.last_img read more