Congratulations to all the area soccer and cross country teams. A few years ago, soccer in southeastern Indiana was just beginning. In the past 3 years East Central, Lawrenceburg, Oldenburg Academy, and Batesville have all won sectional championships and beyond. This year has been no exception.Cross country in the area got a great start in the 1970’s when Batesville ran off 9 straight conference boys’ championships. Since then, Batesville, Greensburg, East Central, and Oldenburg Academy have all made deep runs in the state tournament. This also is continuing this year.This year in boys tennis Batesville, Greensburg, and Franklin County all won their sectionals. Unfortunately, none of them are still competing, but several of the teams in past years have gone deep into the state tournament.Best of luck to the teams who are still competing.
By Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (June 18) – John Henry hammered out a win in Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Sunset Speedway.Henry took the coveted front spot on the opening lap and led all 20 laps. It was Henry’s second win of the year, making him the first repeat winner of the 2016 campaign.Michael Melton was second and Archie Somers was third.
Bailey however showed Andersen where the fast line was, and on the final restart, Andersen got to the outside of Clancy. The two battled side-by-side for the final two laps and Andersen edged Clancy at the line by .026 of a second for his first trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Bowers finished third, with Hale fourth and Munsen fifth. The IMCA Modifieds put on the race of the night as it came down to a photo finish to determine the winner. Chad Clancy drove to the early lead, using the bottom of the race track. As Clancy built a gap, Shayne Bailey, Steven Bowers Jr., Chad Andersen, Josh Munsen and Clay Hale were in the next pack of cars battling for position, while also searching for a line to chase down Clancy. Chad Clancy, making his first appearance in a Stock Car this season, finished in the second position. Tim Eaton, also making his first Stock Car appearance of 2020, finished third with Thomas Roberts fourth and Brad Derry in fifth. Ross led more than half of the 20-lap feature, with Masoner in his tire tracks. With a few laps to go, Masoner got a run on Ross and the two made contact. Both drivers left the track with flat tires and Baumli inherited the lead and the eventual win. After halfway, Bailey found some speed on the high side and started gaining on Clancy. With the help of a few cautions, Bailey made his move on Clancy getting to his outside. After briefly taking the lead, Bailey jumped the cushion and got into the wall ending his chance at a win. By Jacob Blair J.J. Baumli drove to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Doyle Lance Remembrance Race checkers at U.S. 36 Raceway. (Photo by Judy Staley) OSBORN, Mo. (June 26) – When the big money is on the line, it is historically J.J. Baumli always challenging to run away with the winner’s check. However, for the Doyle Lance Remembrance Race for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, it looked as though Mich Ross and Connor Masoner would be the one’s battling for the trophy. Zach Nitsch was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner.
Indianapolis, In. — Several of Indiana’s state parks, state-forest and state-recreation properties are looking for volunteers to serve as campground hosts in exchange for free camping during their service.Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The volunteer period length varies at properties based on the number of applicants and on the amount and type of work required.Properties are looking for dedicated campers who enjoy working outdoors, as well as with people and DNR staff.A complete list of site availability and detailed information about hosting duties is online or you can contact the property where you would like to serve as a host.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed the character of his side after surviving a Sunderland fightback at the Etihad Stadium. The champions surrendered a 2-0 lead for the second time in a week, after Sunday’s draw against Burnley, but this time fought back to beat the Black Cats 3-2 in the Barclays Premier League. Frank Lampard, whose short-term spell at the club was extended on the eve of the match, came off the bench to head the winner in the 73rd minute. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said: “The disappointing thing of the performance is after 2-2, the last 15 minutes, we gave the ball away too easily. “It’s Frank Lampard, we know what he does. He’s going to arrive late in the box so we need to mark. “We opened up the game completely and we needed our goalkeeper to be very good at the end to save us from conceding five or six. “It’s not surprising when you open up against a team of Man City’s quality – we need to be realistic – but we gave the champions a decent game.” Lampard might not have been playing had City not reached agreement with their sister club New York City to retain his services on New Year’s Eve. The arrangement is an unusual one because of the close relationship between the two clubs but Poyet was not particularly concerned about the nature of the deal. He said: “It looked to me last week that it was not possible (for Lampard to play) but apparently it was. How I don’t know, I’m not an expert on the rules and regulations – but he made a difference, he scored the winning goal. “For me it’s clever, it’s smart. It’s legal, so I’ve got no problem with that.” Press Association The former England midfielder might even have had more in a frantic finish as he brought two fine saves out of Costel Pantilimon, who also denied Jesus Navas and Fernandinho. Pellegrini said: “Once again this team had the personality and the character to go for the third goal. “It was very similar to what happened against Burnley but I think we didn’t have any cost today. “We went for the third goal and we had three or four more clear chances to score goals. I think in that sense Pantilimon was their best player. “We are not trying to win to make pressure on Chelsea – we just try to win to continue playing in the way we are doing so far. We have won 29 points from the last 33. It’s a very important average of points and we are going to try and continue in the same way we are doing so far. “At the end of the season we will see which team which has more points.” The first half was goalless and dull, but the game burst into life when Yaya Toure crashed in a ferocious shot after 57 minutes and Stevan Jovetic added another. Sunderland hit back with quickfire goals from former City players Jack Rodwell and Adam Johnson – the latter a penalty – but Lampard stole the show.
Press Association The Chile international – who had scored in both of his previous games against the Tigers this season – was almost unplayable in a first-half blitz as the Gunners ripped apart a Hull side desperate for points to keep out of the relegation zone. Sanchez scored twice in the first half, either side of Aaron Ramsey’s deflected strike before Steve Bruce’s men stemmed the flow with a header from Stephen Quinn in the second half. Sanchez was not to be denied a second, however, and in first-half stoppage time another Arsenal move saw the Hull players like statues while Ramsey played in Sanchez who this time took the ball around 40-year-old Harper and scored into an empty net. Hull trooped off dejected, having only an ambitious 40-yard effort from Dame N’Doye and a Sone Aluko header – which he tried to play back across goal – to show in their favour. Bruce’s response was to send on Irish midfielder David Meyler for the ineffective Jake Livermore and the Tigers were immediately a tougher proposition. It was Meyler who played a significant part as Hull pulled one back in the 56th minute. He clattered into Francis Coquelin and while Arsenal protested Ahmed Elmohamady played in a super cross that Quinn met with a stooping header than bounced past Ospina. Hull could really have been back in the game when McShane sent a bullet header over the crossbar but that let-off was all Arsenal needed, and the Gunners were further buoyed when Jack Wilshere made his first return to action since an ankle operation in November, coming on for Ramsey. Almost immediately he embarked on a mazy run past three Hull defenders, ended abruptly by Michael Dawson: welcome back to the Premier League. Sanchez, seeking his hat-trick, took the free-kick but this time could not beat the wall. Cazorla shot straight at Harper after a passage of play that left Hull simply bewildered, and then the same player was denied when the Tigers keeper saved with an outstretched leg. Arsenal ended the match in total control with Hector Bellerin, Wilshere, Sanchez and Theo Walcott passing up chances to deliver the mercy blow. The Gunners’ travelling fans staged a protest before the match about the ticket prices at the KC Stadium, with a banner asking: “£5billion and what do we get? £64 a ticket”. Yet by half-time they may have seen it as money well spent as Arsene Wenger’s side were a class apart and are now level on points with second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand. The possession stats alone made uncomfortable reading for the Tigers, but for the first half-hour Hull had been happy to keep it tight and feed off any scraps, and certainly the visitors had been kept at arm’s length with only an inadvertent Tom Huddlestone back-flick towards his own keeper threatening a goal. Arsenal, however, began to out some snap into their passing, and one exchange saw Sanchez skip inside and pull the trigger from 20 yards, but Steve Harper managed to parry. That was only putting off the inevitable and when Sanchez was chopped down by Jake Livermore in the 28th minute he took sweet revenge, smashing the free-kick home with the aid of a flick off Michael Dawson’s head. Hull’s precarious dam wall was breached and Arsenal poured through the gap. Five minutes after the opening goal, Santi Cazorla’s stunning long pass picked out Ramsey, who turned and fired past Harper with aid of a heavy deflection off Robbie Brady’s leg. Some breathtaking passing saw Mesut Ozil set up for a chance but his shot lacked venom, then the impressive Cazorla played in Sanchez who tried to lift the ball over Harper but the keeper stood his ground. Alexis Sanchez tormented Hull as Arsenal stepped up their drive for their highest finish in the Barclays Premier League for 10 years.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is naming the managers who will prosecute the case in the Senate’s impeachment trial.She is expected to name the team prior to today’s vote on a resolution that triggers sending the articles to the Senate.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday that the impeachment trial will likely start on Tuesday and he is planning to call witnesses.
Before he had the opportunity to taste his first authentic Philadelphia cheese steak, or even capture a glimpse of the Liberty Bell, Nikola Vucevic fell in love with the Philadelphia 76ers.Talent · Former USC forward Nikola Vucevic became the fifth Trojan to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft in the last five years. – Seth Rubinroit | Summer Trojan “The Sixers were definitely my favorite team coming into the draft,” Vucevic said. “I wanted to get picked by them. I really liked coach [Doug] Collins, the rest of the staff, and the players I met.”The Sixers reciprocated Vucevic’s admiration, drafting him with the 16th pick of the first round at the 2011 NBA draft on Thursday.When the Sixers called his name, Vucevic wiped away a few tears and walked up to the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. to shake hands with NBA commissioner David Stern and receive his Sixers hat.“It was by far the greatest moment of my life,” Vucevic said. “It was something that I dreamed about since I was little.”The Sixers became enamored with Vucevic at the annual NBA draft combine in Chicago. He surprised scouts by measuring just under 7 feet tall in shoes, making him the tallest player at the combine. Vucevic weighed in at a muscular 260 pounds.“The combine in Chicago gave me a great idea about where I was,” Vucevic said. “I saw that I was better than some of the guys ranked in front of me.”Vucevic also had a brief, one-day workout with the Sixers in Philadelphia prior to the NBA draft, where he was able to get a better understanding of the organization.“They have a great young team, and I fit in pretty well and want to help them,” Vucevic said.At a press conference, Collins called Vucevic “a hard working, skilled big man with a desire to succeed, who gives us more size in the front court.”Vucevic is expected to compete with Spencer Hawes for the Sixers’ starting center position.“I will be able to play the [center] position in the NBA,” Vucevic said. “I learned how to play tough and aggressive in college.”As a junior at USC, Vucevic averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, as the Trojans earned an NCAA tournament berth.Vucevic came a long way from when he averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. He was named the Pac-10 Most Improved Player as a sophomore and All-Pac-10 First-Team as a junior before declaring for the NBA draft.Sixers forward Andres Nocioni currently wears uniform No. 5, Vucevic’s jersey number at USC. At his introductory press conference, Vucevic held up a No. 8 Sixers jersey.Vucevic became the fifth Trojan selected in the first round of the NBA draft in the last five years, after Nick Young in 2007, O.J. Mayo in 2008, and DeMar DeRozan and Taj Gibson in 2009. Only four schools have produced more first-round picks during those years.The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving out of Duke with the first overall selection. Two Pac-10 players, Derrick Williams from Arizona and Washington State’s Klay Thompson, were selected ahead of Vucevic.Former Trojan guard Marcus Simmons and forward Alex Stepheson were not selected in the NBA draft but could still sign free agent contracts or play overseas.
Abdul Majeed Waris has been presented with the Swedish Allsvenskan top scorer award.The Ghana striker was on Monday handed the golden shoe award after emerging the top scorer in the league with 23 goals from 29 games.Waris, 21, says he is thrilled with the feat chalked.“I received the award on Monday and I feel very elated,” Waris said.Waris becomes the first Ghanaian after Anthony Yeboah – joint top Bundesliga scorer twice with Frankfurt in 1993 and 1994 – to finish as the top goal scorer in a major European league.
The e-national team members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Feđa Đedović and Igor Zečević, who will compete in Group A, together with the teams of Germany, Spain and Romania, are also qualified for this competition.The captain of our team, Feđa Đedović, points out that the team is ready for the EURO:“We trained hard, more than expected and as much as our regular obligations allowed. We had a lot of preparatory matches, we analysed our opponents as much as we could and now, we will have the final tournament, which we are ready for. As a captain, I guarantee that we will do our best to reach the knockout phase, and everything is possible there. Honestly, I wish for at least the semi-finals, but to qualify for the EURO is a big thing considering how much is invested in E-sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”Igor Zečević also commented on the preparations:“We tried to use all our free time for quality training matches against the best national teams in Europe. I think we are ready and we expect to pass the group, and then maybe reach the semi-finals or the finals, why not.”About the opponents in the group, Đedović says:“Spain is one of the top 3 favourites of the championship. They have three players in their squad who play for Bayern E-sport team and one is a Barcelona member. Germany has 3 national team players who play for Schalke 04 and those two national teams are the favourites in this group, but they are teams that both Igor and I can deal with. The third team is Romania, which is underestimated, and they have one phenomenal player who can certainly win anybody and who can be an advantage for them. Romanians and us can be seen as shadow favourites in this competition.”Zečević also thinks that the group is demanding:“We are in the strongest group in the competition. A lot is expected of us, but we should be aware that the guys who play for Germany and Spain usually defend the colours of Barcelona, Bayern and Schalke 04, and their only job is to play PES. Given that they are well-paid e-athletes, and we are not at all, the difference in quality is not so great and I hope that we will show and prove that we are better and stronger than them.”The first match of the tournament, the national teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be played against Germany tomorrow at 12:30 h.