The 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.
Next Game: But again, the undermanned Bulldogs responded this time with 9-0 run and six-straight points from Thomas to give the Bulldogs an 18-point lead with less than 30 seconds left to propel the Bulldogs into the semifinals. Live Stats ESPN Des Moines 1350 CBS Sports Network Listen Live Watch Live The Bulldogs blitzed Illinois State early in jumping out to a 37-17 halftime lead by holding the Redbirds to just 25 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes of the game. Tremell Murphy scored 14 of his points in the opening half and back-to-back three-pointers from Brady Ellingson helped fuel the 20-point halftime lead. Tremell Murphy also added back-to-back three-pointers to cap a 13-0 run that gave Drake a 22-7 lead with 8:38 left in the half. Preview The regular-season MVC Champion Bulldogs entered Friday’s game with a roster of just seven scholarship players due to injury. With 11:12 left in the first half the team’s depth got even more shallow as Nick McGlynn, the league’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year who finished second in Player of the Year voting went down with a knee injury. McGlynn did not return to the game and his status for Saturday’s 5 p.m. semifinal against UNI is unknown. “I was certainly proud of our guys’ effort tonight,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “They certainly competed and left it all out there tonight. This time of year that’s what it’s all about, finding a way to advance to the next day. They played with the same energy, residency and unselfishness they have all year.” Tremell Murphy posted a career-high 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting while his twin brother Anthony recorded a double-double with a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds. St. Louis, Mo. – In a season full of resilient performances, the Drake University men’s basketball team delivered one of its most impressive showings with a 78-62 win over Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Friday evening. Box Score (PDF) The Redbirds opened up the second half on a 15-6 run to trim the deficit to 12 points, 43-31, on a Keyshawn Evans three-pointer with 15:48 left in the game. Drake continued to weather Redbird runs and keep a double-digit lead until another Evans three-pointer with 4:09 left drew ISU within nine points at 69-60. Full Schedule Roster However, McGlynn’s injury tempered the explosive start. In his absence, freshman Liam Robbins stepped up immediately in playing a career-high 23 minutes and recording five points and five rebounds. vs. UNI 3/9/2019 – 5 p.m. “These guys have a tremendous belief in one another,” DeVries added. “They love to compete and whatever they’ve prepared themselves and put themselves in a position to perform. None of them care about anything but winning.” Box Score (HTML) Story Links However, Tremell and Anthony Murphy responded to the task at hand by combining for 42 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Noah Thomas also added 13 points and five assists for Drake (24-8). Those six points were the only of the game for Evans and Phil Fayne led Illinois State (17-16) with 18 points while Milik Yarbrough was held to 11 points on 3-of-17 shooting. Print Friendly Version
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says they’re in the Club World Cup to win it.Real’s squad are already in Abu Dhabi for the tournament.The Argentine said, “For the club it’s great to be here, it means that Real Madrid are Champions League champions again and it’s the trophy that we like the most.”To be in the Club World Cup again is fantastic and we hope to retain the title this year, which these great players already won last year.”It’s always important to go in to this tournament off the back of a win. The Club World Cup has already begun, we have been following it on television and now we’re happy to have arrived and turn our focus to Wednesday’s game. Until now we were thinking about Rayo, who were our previous opponent, and the only thing that has happened after has been a flight. Now we’ll concentrate and begin to prepare for the first match against Kashima Antlers.”
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: Beating Watford so importantby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga believes they’re back on track after victory at Watford.Kepa meet Crystal Palace later today.”After the Leicester game at home, we wanted to bounce back,” said Kepa. “We were great in the first half, then in the second half Leicester were better than us. We found it hard.”After the Leicester game it was important to get back on track and there’s no better way to get back on track than beating a great team away from home.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
West Ham announce official travel partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United have announced Nirvana as their official travel partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see the company, which specialises in event travel, accommodation and logistics for sporting and leisure events, provide exclusive travel offers to Hammers fans.Nirvana adds West Ham to a list of sporting partners, which include Paralympics GB, British Triathlon and the Ironman European Tour Series. For the Premier League club, Nirvana adds to a list of recent commercial deals in recent months, having signed up the likes of Monster Energy, Ivacy VPN and Osonyq.Karim Virani, West Ham United’s commercial and digital director, said: “It’s fantastic to sign up Nirvana as our official travel partner. Their expertise in planning and logistics will benefit our squads as they travel around the country, and in time we’ll work with Nirvana to bring exclusive offers to our supporters too.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
The 2014 Texas Conference for Women has announced that Soledad O’Brien – award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer – and Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer and author, will appear as keynote speakers at the 15th annual Texas Conference for Women on November 13, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center.At CNN, O’Brien created the “Black in America” and “Latino in America” documentary franchises, redefining in-depth story-telling. Today she is CEO of Starfish Media Group where she continues producing segments that focus on empowering, personal stories that challenge the issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity. Nyad last year became the first person to complete the 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She did so on her 5th attempt at the age of 64.O’Brien and Nyad are joined by Shiza Shahid, CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer-Prize winner and New York Times best-selling co-author of Half the Sky, and Debbie Sterling, the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox.“We are thrilled to celebrate our 15th anniversary by hosting women of such courage, creativity and vitality,” said Texas First Lady Anita Perry, host of the Texas Conference for Women. “Soledad O’Brien, Diana Nyad and our other speakers will inspire women to aim high and reimagine the impact they can have in their own lives and in their communities.”Other speakers include Louis Van Amstel, champion ballroom dancer and Dancing with the Stars instructor; Jenny Bowen, founder and CEO of Half the Sky; Jane Hyun, leadership strategist and author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: The Essential Guide to Getting In, Moving Up, and Reaching the Top; Tara Sophia Mohr, creator and founder of Playing Big; Danielle Laporte, author of The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions; Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide; Gail Sheehy, New York Times best-selling author of Passages; Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and New York Times best-selling author of If Looks Could Kill and Hush and Joan Williams, author of What Works for Women at Work. These speakers are among the 100+ to be featured at this year’s Conference.“There is no better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary Conference than hearing from this diverse and strong-spirited group of leaders,” said Johnita Jones, President of the Board of the Texas Conference for Women. “Our attendees will gain valuable paths to success in career and in life, and new insights into finding happiness and balance in their busy lives.”The 15th annual Conference hosts thousands of women from across the state for a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth. The one-day Conference features keynote addresses, and breakout sessions led by more than one hundred experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, health, finance, media and professional development. The nonprofit, nonpartisan event draws women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in building communication skills, leadership strategies and work-life balance tools.The Texas Conference for Women is generously underwritten by AT&T, AAA Texas, Austin American-Statesman, AW Media, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Cisco Systems, Clear Channel Outdoor, Dell, Freescale, Hail Merry, HEB, Pfizer, Phillips 66, Rackspace, Shell, The Texas Tribune, USAA and United Airlines.Registration is now open and early bird pricing is valid through August 15, 2014. To register or learn more about the 15th annual Texas Conference for Women, visit our website at www.TXConferenceforWomen.org. To apply for media credentials, please contact Julia Ballantyne, [email protected]
On May 1, 2012, Porter Stansberry and I made a bet. Porter predicted that oil would go below US$40 per barrel within 12 months. I stated that there was no chance that this would happen (my reasons are presented at the link above). Putting our money where our mouths are, we both agreed to bet 100 ounces of silver on the matter. I have a lot of respect for Porter, who is a very smart man. When he talks, I listen. But when he discussed the reasons why he thought oil was going below US$40 per barrel, I knew I had him – this was going to be one of the easiest bets I have ever made. One of Porter’s main arguments was that a global shale-oil revolution would push volume way up and prices way down. It is definitely a sensible argument, yet it was missing something very critical: timing. The shale gas boom that happened in the United States did not occur in a vacuum. Rather, it was built upon decades of experience in new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This was then based off of more than 150 years in conventional oil and gas exploration. Today in North America, there are thousands of rigs and hundreds of thousands of skilled oil and gas workers to work on the projects. This simply does not exist in the rest of the world. For a new shale discovery – however large it may be – it would take years just to prove up its commercial viability, another few years to get the infrastructure running, and even more years before it produces enough to matter. This means there are tremendous opportunities to profit – for those who are in the know – while we wait for the rest of the world to catch up. A similar situation is shaping up in the nuclear sector. Many countries rely on nuclear power and are planning to expand its use – the US among them – yet companies involved in the mining and refinement of uranium remain in a slump. We at Casey Research have created a webinar discussing these issues; it’s titled The Myth of American Energy Independence: Is Nuclear the Ultimate Contrarian Investment?, and it will premier May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT. Featured participants include Chairman Emeritus of the UK Atomic Energy Authority Barbara Thomas Judge, former US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, and former Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Herb Dhaliwal. We will provide an expert, insider’s perspective on the global nuclear power scene, showing you how to leverage its rising importance in your portfolio for potentially life-changing gains. Learn more about the free webinar and reserve your place today.