Batesville CC Semi-State Results

first_imgIt was a beautiful morning Saturday for the Cross Country Semi-State competition as the Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Carmel to race in which has been claimed, “the hardest Semi-State in the Nation.”The girls ran very well on the hilly Carmel course and finished there season with a great race. The ladies came into the day with a 16th place seed and finished at 14th place, the highest finished in Batesville history! In fact, the Dogs scored over 100 points less than they were projected to.The girls have been working hard since the beginning of the summer and it was so awesome to see all of their hard work pay off for their final race of the season. I am so proud of them!Finishing top for the Bulldogs was Kelsey Gausman with an overallfinish of 45th place at 20:00. The next 3 dogs crossed within 3 seconds of each other; Mary Poltrack at 91st and 21:10, Sarah Poltrack at 92nd and 21:11 and Maria Wessel crossing at 94th at 21:13. Finishing out the scoring 5 was Emma Gausman with a 133rd place finish at 22:13. Katie Baumer and Kylie Lehman were the other 2 varsity runners finishing at 149th and 161st.Batesville would also like to Congratulate Oldenburg Academy’s Ashley Sedler who finished 29th overall and Curt Eckstein whofinished 4th overall…allowing both of them to individually compete at the State meet on Saturday in Terre Haute. Best of luck to the both of them!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Notre Dame Standouts

first_imgIt was fun to get a chance to talk to Chris Giesting and his fellow Notre Dame graduate, Jade Barber.  They were both in Batesville recently after competing in the indoor track championships in New Mexico.Chris, a BHS graduate, ran in the 600 m finals and placed 5th.  He led the race until the final 100 m.  He is converting from the 400 m to the 800 m.  His friend, Jade, is a hurdler and both are training for the 2020 summer Olympics.It is always nice to talk to pro athletes in a home town setting.last_img read more

Europa final: We are ready for Sevilla, Lautaro warns

first_img ‘These goals give me so much, as there was a period when I wasn’t at my usual levels, but this experience helps you to grow. I am very happy with the way the team is playing and showing such character. ‘We’re getting better game by game and I am happy on a personal level too, as I am going to have my first child, so I dedicate the goals to my wife and family. read also:Europa League: Inter set up Sevilla final after thrashing Shakhtar ‘We just keep getting stronger, showing maturity with both young players and more experienced ones like Samir Handanovic, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Diego Godin. They point the way and we all follow.’ Martinez has scored 21 goals in all competitions during the 2019-2020 season while Lukaku has now scored in a record 10 successive Europa League matches. Friday’s final will take place at the RheinEnergieSTADION, the home of German side Cologne. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan Lautaro Martinez has fired a warning to Sevilla ahead of Friday’s Europa League final, claiming his side are ‘ready for great things’. Martinez scored a brace and grabbed an assist as the Serie A side thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the semi-final on Monday, with his strike partner Romelu Lukaku also netting two goals. Sevilla have won the competition a record five times and they beat Manchester United on Sunday to reach their fourth final in seven years. But Martinez is not phased by the LaLiga side’s Europa League experience, insisting the Italians are ready for the challenge. ‘It was an incredible night, the kind we dreamed of,’ the striker told Sky Sport Italia after the game. ‘It had been a long time since I played that well, and in a semi-final we proved Inter are ready for great things. We’re ready for the final.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern ActressesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Breaking: U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles keep hope alive, sink Zambia

first_imgRelatedPosts Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Awoniyi regains consciousness in hospital Taiwo Awoniyi hospitalised over head injury Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles, otherwise known as national U23 team, returned to winning ways on Tuesday following a 3-1 win over Zambia at the ongoing 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt. Goals from Orji Okonkwo, Kelechi Nwakali and Taiwo Awoniyi sealed victory for Nigeria. Nigeria came from behind to seal victory after Junior Chipolopolo’s Daka drew the first blood in 12th minute of the tie. Orji levelled scores in the 16th minute, while Nwakali, Huesca of Spain new buy, and Awoniyi sealed victory for the Junior Eagles. Nigeria will battle group leaders, South Africa, on Friday to cement their place in the semifinals. With three points from two games, the Olympic Eagles trail the South Africans by one point, having lost the group opener to Ivory Coast by alone goal. The west African neighbours currently trail Nigeria with inferior goal difference. Nigeria are the defending champions of the competition.Tags: Kelechi NwakaliOrji OkonkwoTaiwo Awoniyilast_img read more

Byron camp on weather watch

first_img “It’s a tough task. He has to carry his Group One penalty and give weight to most of the field. We are playing with the big boys now. He has a reasonably good draw (four) and there is a fair bit of pace on his side.” The other horse in the line-up burdened with a Group One penalty is Society Rock. He signed off last term with a fifth place behind Maarek at Ascot, just a month after beating Gordon Lord Byron by three-quarters of a length in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock. Trainer James Fanshawe told “Society Rock is our flagship horse and he has been going nicely at home. Kieren Fallon came to ride him the other day and he didn’t get off and say he would rather ride something else. “He has a Group One penalty so has to give most of them 5lbs and the good fillies Mince and Tickled Pink 8lbs. We are looking forward to running him.” Jim Goldie is looking forward to running his two speedsters Hawkeyethenoo and Jack Dexter, saying: “A bit of rain would help. I hope it comes early enough to get into the ground. Rain tonight would be fine and good ground would suit them both. “Hawkeyethenoo is in top form. He ran a nice race at Newmarket and he seems in good order. He’s a course and distance winner and he beat Society Rock last time they met (at Ascot). He’s got the form, you just need luck in running. I quite like his draw (14). I think the race will develop in that area. “Jack Dexter won the Cammidge (at Doncaster). He would probably like more cut in the ground but we are running him to see if he handles good ground. If he doesn’t, then we might put him away until the back end.” Trainer Tom Hogan would like the rain to stay away from the Knavesmire for his Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes challenger Gordon Lord Byron. The five-year-old won at the highest level in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp in October and has since been on his travels, running in Hong Kong and Dubai. “It’s good to get him back on grass again. Hopefully we won’t get too much rain. Even though he’s won on soft ground he’s better on good ground,” said County Tipperary-based Hogan. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Nelson sweeps singles, doubles at Claremont Croquet Classic

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Playing in an unusually late Claremont Croquet Classic, Dave Nelson’s mastery of the sport reached a new level.This year’s edition of the tournament, which typically takes place the first full week of August, was instead held the second full week of the month. Players came from Maine and all over the country for a chance to earn a place on the Claremont’s board of champions, but after a long week of play, it was Nelson, the hometown hero, who stood above the rest.Nelson clinched the singles and doubles championships Saturday to cap off seven days of croquet by the Claremont Hotel’s Clark Point shores in Southwest Harbor. That strong showing on a gray August afternoon on Mount Desert Island marked a historic personal achievement for a player who’s been a mainstay at the Claremont for years.“This is my first time holding both of these,” Nelson told the crowd in attendance as he clutched his championship glass plates during the post-tournament awards ceremony. “I’ve never won singles and doubles in the same year before.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn doubles play, Nelson and teammate Rick Slagter had to battle through the loser’s bracket after dropping their semifinal match to Don Parker and Bob Holden. The duo bounced back, though, winning their next two matches before earning revenge on Parker and Holden to take the title.Nelson had no trouble making his way through singles play, beating Skip Strong in the quarterfinals and earning two straight wins over Slagter to book his place in the final. Surrounded by a crowd of more than 30 spectators for the championship match early Saturday afternoon, Nelson topped Parker to seal his first-ever sweep of both tournament events.With his singles win, Nelson, who is also the tournament’s organizer, claimed his eighth championship in the flight since 2007. His doubles victory was his first since he joined forces with Dave Fox in 2012 to defeat Fox’s sons, Will and John.This year marked the 43rd edition of the Claremont Classic. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 2-8. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

COURTS Pee Wee U-11 football tournament…

first_imgSophia, West Ruimveldt, Marian Academy , and Enterprise advance to semisTHE semi-finalists for the COURTS Pee Wee football tournament have been decided following the quarter- final round of the tournament yesterday.Sophia, West Ruimvedlt, Marian Academy and Enterprise have moved into the next round of the tournament billed for next Friday.Sophia were on their game as they beat off Redeemer by a 3-1 scoreline. Leonard King scored twice in the first and sixth minutes, while David Weeks netted in the 28th minute. Kevin George in the 35th minute accounted for Redeemer’s lone goalIn the other game, West Ruimveldt shot down Stella Maris 4-3 on penalty kicks, after regulation and extra time finished 1-1. It took Fidel Edwards sixth minute strike to open the scoring with Ian Daniels pulling off the leveller on the nick of time.Meanwhile, Enterprise needled School of the Nations 3-2 on penalty kicks, after regulation and extra time ended 0-0, while Marian Academy bested St. Agnes 4-3 on penalty kicks, following a scoreless regulation and extra time intervals.In the 9-16 Position Tournament, Mae’s crushed St. Ambrose 4-1, while Parfait Harmony edged Tucville 2-1.Also, South Ruimveldt and F.E. Pollard defeated Den Amstel and Goed Fortuin via walkovers, respectively. The tournament is being coordinated by the Petra Organisation.( Stephan Sookram)last_img read more

Wildcats fall to Baldwinsville; Amica passes 1,000 points

first_imgFor the first five-plus minutes, Starling was kept off the board. But then, trailing 10-4, Starling converted a basket and free throw and then, with a 3-pointer seconds later, reached 1,000 career points, a rare feat for a sophomore.B’ville appeared to gain control when it took a 33-24 lead early in the third quarter. Then the Bees hit a drought, not getting a point for more than five minutes.WG used that time to move out in front and, by the early portion of the final period, had extended that lead to 41-35, But once the Bees told Starling to take charge, he did so. In the last days of 2019 and the first days of 2020, the West Genesee boys basketball team went through quite an eventful stretch.The new year started with a big game last Friday at Baldwinsville, with much of the focus centered on the Wildcats’ Will Amica battling the Bees’ sophomore sensation, J.J. Starling.And the game lived up to the hype, with Amica putting together another fine performance, but Starling taking over in the fourth quarter with 16 late points (and 33 overall) to carry the Bees past the Wildcats 57-52. A corner 3-pointer and delicate floater sparked a 15-4 run. Amica’s 3-pointer cut it to 50-48 with nearly two minutes left. But the biggest sequence came with WG holding the ball and trailing 51-48.Again utilizing his quick first step, Amica drove to the basket, trying to reduce B’ville’s margin to one, but Dan Fabrizio blocked the shot and, on the other end, Starling converted a lay-up.Four more free throws closed it out, Starling getting the best of Amica, who finished with 23 points. Yet the two friends posed for lots of pictures at game’s end, WG knowing that it will get another shot at B’ville on Jan. 31.Amica, for his part, had already reached the 1,000-point mark, doing so in WG’s narrow 69-68 defeat to Shenendehowa on Dec. 28 at SRC Arena.Amica got to the career mark early in this game, and once the ceremonies were done, a great battle ensued, similar to the one a season ago in this same tournament, on this same court, where the Wildcats made a big late comeback to beat the Plainsmen.After a slow start, WG outscored Shen 28-15 in the second quarter and led 34-29 at the break. Most of that lead got erased, though, and the Plainsmen turned the final minutes into a back-and-forth affair, neither side getting away.Somehow, Shen held on at the end, despite Amica’s 28 points and eight rebounds. John Benson and Anthony Dattellas each had nine points, Benson adding seven rebounds as Adam Dudzinski got eight points.In the first round of the More Than A Game Tournament at SRC Arena, the Wildcats, who sat at no. 26 in that week’s state Class AA rankings, faced Fairport (Section V) and won 57-51 over the Red Raiders.Though little came easily against Fairport’s tough defense, Amica still had 18 points. Dudzinski stepped up with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Kam Jones, back after missing the Dec. 20 game at Corcoran, contributed nine points and Dattellas had eight points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: boys basketballWest Genseelast_img read more

Syracuse has ‘a lot of work to do’ after blowing 2-goal lead in 3-2 overtime loss to Providence

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Abbey Miller slouched into a sitting position, eventually falling forward to lay down. As the Providence bench spilled onto the ice, Miller took her time to right herself and rise to her feet. After 65 minutes in goal, the senior lethargically positioned herself for postgame handshakes.It wasn’t the first time Syracuse seemed sluggish on the ice.The Orange (1-4-1) lost, 3-2, to the Friars (4-2-0) in overtime, on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Following a pair of goals in the opening two minutes of the second period that gave Syracuse a 2-0 lead, the Orange appeared to ease off defensively. Providence promptly tied the game with two goals of its own in the third period, and a miscommunication by the Orange allowed the Friars a breakaway with 1:34 left in the extra period. After a shot made its way between Miller’s legs, the comeback bid was complete.“Our defense got caught napping,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “I don’t know if it’s us just not understanding what we have to do physically or what.”Flanagan explained that a poor decision on the blue line led to the puck not being contained, allowing the Friars to leak out in transition. Syracuse had no one back to defend the puck, and Providence capitalized on the one-on-none opportunity.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe final goal encapsulated a lackluster final 25 minutes for the Orange, which, after nearly blowing its 2-0 lead in the first game this weekend, couldn’t stop the Friars’ second charge.“We went up 2-0 then sat back a little,” said freshman Victoria Klimek, who scored her first career goal in the loss. “We didn’t really play as hard as we should’ve. I think because we had a lead it got to our heads a little bit.”After taking six shots in Friday’s win, Klimek ended a frustrating, goalless stretch in the second period. It gave Syracuse its second goal in as many minutes, thanks to Kelli Rowswell’s prior score on a successful deflection that put the Orange on the board 17 seconds into the period.A successful two periods by the Orange were followed by a poor third as Syracuse turned apathetic and content. After managing only 10 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes, Providence put 11 attempts on target in the third.“A 2-0 lead is the worst lead in hockey,” said Rowswell. “We kind of put our feet up and thought the game was over.”Instead of maintaining its aggression and persistence on both ends of the rink, the Orange gave the Friars open lanes to shoot and opportunities to steal the puck. Syracuse has to be a “three-period team,” Klimek said, and “play 100 percent the game.” It needs to keep its focus and stay positive on the bench, and the mental difference will translate into a change on the ice, the forward said.Whether Syracuse’s problem is physical or mental, it has to find a remedy before conference play begins in a few weeks. If not, the season will “spiral out of control.”“That’s a terrible loss for us,” Flanagan said. “We have a lot of close games in this sport, and if we can’t play 60 minutes or 120 minutes on a weekend, we’re going to struggle. As a coach, you think you’re doing everything right in practice, but obviously we’re going to have to train harder.“We have a lot of work to do.” Comments Published on October 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34last_img read more

Syracuse’s depth allows for a new weapon on defense: The full-court press

first_img Comments In the final two minutes of the first half, against an overmatched Eastern Washington team and in a game in which Syracuse struggled offensively, the Orange went to a strategy it couldn’t use for a large part of last season.Syracuse pressed forward, past half court. A double team led to a jump pass quickly intercepted by freshman point guard Jalen Carey. The next two possessions, the Eagles pushed tempo only to throw the ball out of bounds.Outside of a rebounding foul that led to a 1-and-1 free-throw opportunity, Eastern Washington crossed the midline only once in that span. Even then, the shot bounced off the rim and out. And the Orange went the other way.“We really couldn’t get anything going offensively,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got some steals. That was really, I thought, the difference in the game. We got points off the press.”A theme from last season continued in 2018, as the Orange’s offense struggled yet boasted an improved defense through the addition of depth and its use of the full-court press. In its season opener, No. 16 Syracuse (1-0) dominated on the defensive side of the ball in a 66-34 win over Eastern Washington (0-1) on Tuesday night, allowing the least amount of points ever in a game inside the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, during Syracuse’s Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament run, what it lacked offensively, the Orange made up for defensively. Only once did SU allow more than 56 points in a Tournament game — in its season-ending loss to Duke.That came with three players averaging more than 38 minutes per game and another two with 27-plus minutes. Because of a smaller rotation last season, Syracuse rarely deployed the press.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorThis year, Syracuse is just one of four Division I programs that returned its entire starting five.  The Orange also added three freshmen, transfer Elijah Hughes and return now-healthy rotational players Bourama Sidibe and Howard Washington.“It’s always great to have nine, 10 guys you can sub in and out,” freshman guard Buddy Boeheim said. “We’re definitely looking to press more, and it definitely helps to have more guys on the court.”The full-court press has been deployed consistently throughout both of SU’s scrimmages and the majority of Tuesday night. Everyday during practice, the team works on its pressing strategies for 10 to 20 minutes, Buddy said.Syracuse ranks third among all teams in the NCAA in average height, at 6-foott, 7.3-inches per player, according to Not only does the height help SU close out shooters or stop drives in the paint, but it can contribute toward knocking balls out of the air or double-teaming guards and blocking their view in press situations.When opposing guards try to slow the game down, Washington said the Orange’s press pushes tempo.“Our press was meant to get them,” Washington added. “Speed them up, cause some quick turnovers here and there.”When deploying the full-court press, Syracuse normally puts a man jumping in front of the inbounder. Two or three of its players normally trail or faceguard their opponents. Once the ball is put into play, SU tries to trap players in the corner or off the first dribble.Meanwhile, Paschal Chukwu or Sidibe stand on the other half, ready to play defense if the press is broken.“Once we see teams start to fold, and once they’re not able to control our trap,” Carey said, “that’s what makes us even more hungrier on defense to get steals.”When the halftime buzzer sounded Tuesday, Eastern Washington’s 10 points matched its turnovers for the half. The Orange took advantage of the sloppy play in the second half as well, scoring 33 total points off turnovers. That’s 20 more than SU averaged per game last year.The success did come against a weak Eastern Washington team, which ranks 189th out of 353 D1 teams, per Kenpom. Syracuse’s press still has a lot to prove as the season continues and the level of competition increases. Early last season, the Orange went to the press on occasion, but not nearly as often as the two scrimmages or in its season opener.On a day in which the offense failed to finish open looks, Syracuse showcased its new weapon.“New press that we put in,” Oshae Brissett said, “it’s been working for us.” Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcocenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more