The Batesville 7th grade girls basketball team defeated Connersville by a score of 39 to 8.The Bulldogs played solid defense early holding the Spartans scoreless in the first half. The Bulldogs pressure defense led to great offensive opportunities.Abby Westerfeld led six different Bulldog scorers with 10 points. Liz Heidlage and Macy Prickel added 8 points each. Carlie Werner scored 6 points, Ellie Cassidy scored 5 points while Anna Bauer contributed 2 points.Kari Reer provided solid defense off the bench.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett with Shelly Prickel.The 8th grade girls basketball team fell to Connersville by a score of 28 to 18.The Dogs fell behind early but fought back. Scoring was a challenge all night as the dogs only hit 3 field goals but played strong defense throughout the contest.Hattie Westerfeld led the team with 7 points. Kendall Dickman and Ellie Waechter added 4 points each. Stephanie Nobbe and Gabby Gibbs provided great intensity.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett.
Greensburg, In. — Spring Chautauqua will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Greensburg Community High School and will feature a concert by Riders in the Sky.Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim and Joey the Cowpolka have earned two Grammy Awards and are best known for their performance in the movie Tpy Story 2. They have performed more than 6100 concerts and have been members of the Grand Ole Opry since 1982.Tickets for the first 10 rows are $15, $10 for others and $5 for the mezzanine. Tickets at the door will cost an additional $3. Tickets can be purchased at the Greensburg Community High School and the Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library.
The Irish trainer, who is always respected by the bookmakers, supplied 2007 winner Leg Spinner, and Quick Jack is at the head of the market this weekend after scoring over two miles at the Galway Festival. The chesnut has also victories at the July course and in a hurdle at the Cheltenham Paddy Power meeting to his credit. Tony Martin believes Betfred Cesarewitch favourite Quick Jack is as good as any of his other previous placed performers in the famous Newmarket handicap. Press Association “Leg Spinner won in 2007 then Arc Bleu was second, he was very unlucky and was very free, and Barba Papa was also third. I’d put this horse on a par with them,” Martin told RacingFM Live. “Whether he’s good enough to be first, second, third or unplaced on Saturday is another way, but he’d definitely be in the same league as those three. “I see no reason he won’t get the two and a quarter miles at Newmarket and hopefully the jockey will be riding him accordingly. “He’ll track them and have a shot from the furlong pole. Fran Berry has ridden him, he’d be our first choice, and Richard Hughes has ridden him to win at Newmarket. If Fran can’t ride, (Hughes) would be keen enough to ride him.”
NEW DELHI: In the latest episode of ESPNcricinfo Videocast that airs on Saturday, R. Ashwin talks about his future, his accuracy as a bowler, what makes him click in short format cricket, future of spinners and how they can stay relevant in the ever evolving game of cricket.”I am good at T20 cricket. If my body holds up, I see a purple patch coming up for me in Test cricket”, says Ravichandran Ashwin when Sanjay Manjarekar, host of ESPNcricinfo, asks him about his future plans. Ashwin does not favour 4-day cricket. He says, “I am a spinner and you’re taking the fifth day out of the game, you’re taking out a very fascinating aspect of the game.” Ashwin shares the secret of his ability to produce variations in finger spin with so much accuracy and the influence Woorkeri Raman’s — former Indian cricketer and current coach of the India women’s team — coaching technique had on him. “W.V. Raman who is known to be a straight forward and extremely disciplined man trained us to throw the ball accurately that should land above the stumps. He also maintained that I stand no chance as a spinner if I cannot hit the top of the bat of a batsman every time I bowled.” R Ashwin further adds, “In fact, W.V. Raman helped me master my rhythm. He was the first person who with or without his knowledge, inculcated this self-conscious training inside me. He would keep telling me, you’re running 10% slower or you’re running 15% faster. And this put me in a great place when I started playing first-class cricket. And these are the things that I will never forget in my career. But because he was straight forward, a bit dismissive and he could put pressure on people, they started moving away from him.” IANS
INDIAN Premier League (IPL)leaders Mumbai Indians confirmed their play-off place in style on Saturday, recording the competition’s biggest winning margin in a stunning demolition of Delhi Daredevils.Fans at the Feroz Shah Kotla were left stunned as Delhi, whose hopes of making the top four are now extremely slim, slumped to 66 all out in reply to a mammoth total of 212-3, to lose by a humiliating margin of 146 runs.Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma shared six wickets after Mumbai’s seamers had dismantled the Daredevils’ top order, while West Indians Lendl Simmons (66 from 43 balls) and Kieron Pollard (63 not out from 35) were chiefly responsible for such a stiff target being set.Delhi remain sixth, five points off fourth with three games to play, while Mumbai have won nine from 11 this term.Simmons certainly took his opportunity after being selected for the first time this season, in place of Jos Buttler.The opener struck five fours and four sixes, a feat that was subsequently matched by Pollard, and shared 79 with Parthiv Patel (25) for the first wicket as Mumbai started strongly after being inserted.Either side of Simmons departing to Corey Anderson, Pollard took a liking to Amit Mishra, twice crashing the leg-spinner for two maximums in an over.Rohit Sharma fell cheaply, but Hardik Pandya (29 not out from 14 balls) took advantage of being dropped by Shreyas Iyer to thump the hugely expensive Pat Cummins (0-59) for three boundaries in a final over that went for 23.Needing a good start in reply, Delhi instead saw Sanju Samson fall first ball to Mitchell McClenaghan.That set the tone for the innings as the Daredevils slumped to 35-5 inside six overs, Lasith Malinga claiming two of the wickets.Harbhajan (3-22) and Karn (3-11) took over thereafter, with only three batsmen reaching double figures in a dismal showing from the hosts. (Omnisport)
THE Jamaica Tallawahs have announced a temporary replacement for USA player Xavier Marshall who will be unavailable until September 14 due to international commitments. Marshall was drafted as the Tallawahs’ ICC Americas player, but draft rules allow for him to be replaced by a Caribbean or overseas player.Marshall will be replaced by Jamaican batsman, Kennar Lewis who played nine times for the Tallawahs last season.His standout performance last year was his Man-of-the-Match winning-49 against the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at Sabina Park. Lewis will be joining a star-studded Tallawahs squad which will feature fellow Jamaicans Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.The team will get their campaign underway against the Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday September 6 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.Their home matches will take place between September 12 and 19 with all five of those games taking place at Sabina Park in Kingston.
(REUTERS) – THE age limit for the Tokyo Olympics men’s football tournament could be raised so that players who were eligible in 2020 will not miss out following the postponement of the Games until the following year, FIFA said yesterday.Olympic football is usually restricted to Under-23 teams for the men’s tournament, with three overage players allowed per team.However, a working group set up by global soccer’s governing body FIFA recommended yesterday that the competition should remain open to players born on or after January 1, 1997, as originally planned, FIFA said in a statement.This would effectively raise the age limit by one year, as requested by both South Korea and Australia.There is no age limit for the women’s tournament.The working group also recommended the postponement of all international matches due to be played in June – a formality, as Euro 2020, the Copa America and the month’s World Cup qualifiers have already been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The recommendations still have to be approved by the FIFA Bureau, a reduced version of its decision-making Council.“FIFA also reiterates that health must always be the first priority and the main criterion in any decision-making process, especially in these challenging times,” said FIFA.The group proposed discussions with continental confederations to finalise a revised schedule for 2022 World Cup qualifiers, after matches this month and in June were postponed.It also recommended the postponement of the Under-20 women’s World Cup, due to be co-hosted by Panama and Costa Rica in August and September, and the Under-17 women’s World Cup in India, originally scheduled for November.A decision on the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania in September should be made by the end of this month, it said.
ZIMBABWE allrounder Sikandar Raza is excited by the prospect of being the first from his country to play in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Raza was picked up by the Trinbago Knight Riders in the competition’s draft on Monday.“CPL was missing from the CV and I’m glad it’s now there. But most importantly, I’m glad that there will be Zimbabwean representation,” said Raza.According to Raza, the decision by the TKR could now help open the door for other Zimbabwean cricketers trying to break into the major T20 competitions around the world.“What I believe in is that if one goes, then he’ll bring another one and then if the two impress, the number will double. I’m hopeful that more Zimbabweans can be snapped up next season,” said Raza.The TKR failed to defend their title in 2019, with the Barbados Tridents claiming the top spot ahead of the Guyana Amazon Warriors.The CPL, this year, will run from August 18-September 10 and be held entirely in Trinidad and Tobago.(Sportsmax).
After taking over during 2016-2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s basketball Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis had a lot of work on his hands. After taking the George Washington women’s basketball team to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, it seemed Tsipis was the right candidate to turn the UW-Madison program around.While the Badgers have struggled somewhat in Tsipis’ tenure, the team looks to be headed in the right direction. Following a 15-18 record during their 2018-2019 campaign — a six-win increase from the year before — the UW-Madison women’s basketball (2-1) team now has the tools for a breakout season.Women’s Basketball: Badgers come to life late, beat Wofford to improve to 2-0The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team secured its second victory of the season Sunday, defeating the Wofford Terriers by Read…While the Badgers finished last season with a losing record, there were a lot of positive takeaways that could lay the foundation for a successful 2020 finish. The Badgers started last season blistering hot as they won their first six games. The team then hit a roadblock, losing two competitive non-conference games to Arkansas and Duke respectively.After a trying midseason slump that saw the team finish 3-13 over their final 16 regular season games, the Badgers were able to come together in the Big Ten Tournament, winning a pair of games before ultimately falling in the quarterfinals to Michigan by a score of 73–65.Also, another reason for optimism is that the Badgers returned six players who all saw major minutes last season.Starting in the backcourt, UW-Madison welcomes back freshman guard Niya Beverley and senior guard Kendra Van Leeuwen. Both Beverley and Van Leeuwen bring experience to Wisconsin’s backcourt with at least 25 starts last season.Beverley also brings an offensive punch, averaging 7.6 points per game last season. In last year’s quarterfinal loss against Michigan, Beverley played 49 minutes and managed to score an impressive 15 points. As a rising junior, Beverley will undoubtedly be looking to increase the role she plays for the Badgers’ offense.Women’s basketball: Wisconsin’s heroic tournament run ends in 2OT loss to MichiganThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (15-18, 4-14 Big Ten) battled the fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines (21-10, 11-7) and suffered Read…UW-Madison also complements their stellar backcourt with a proven frontcourt. Jupiter, Florida, native Abby Laszewski looks primed to have another solid season as a dedicated role-player for the Badgers. The senior appeared in 33 games off the bench, averaging 5.9 points per game.The return of redshirt junior Courtney Fredrickson will also provide a much-needed boost for UW-Madison. After seeing significant minutes in her first two years, Fredrickson was lost early last year to a season-ending injury. Look for her to be a key contributor once healthy.But most of all, Wisconsin will feed off of sophomore sensation and 2019 All-Big Ten Honorable mention, Imani Lewis. Entering as the 41st ranked player in the 2018 recruiting class, a lot was expected out of Lewis’ first season.Yet she exceeded expectations and solidified herself as the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging just over 12 points per game. At 6-foot-1, Lewis was also a force on the boards as she averaged 7.6 rebounds per game with five double-doubles.After the loss of leading scorer Marsha Howard, Lewis will be asked to lead the team as a sophomore. In her new role, Lewis could be in for a special season.After three games, everything seems to be a bit of a mixed bag for the Badgers. Following an exhibition rout over University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Badgers were tested in their first two home games against Wofford and North Florida. In both games Wisconsin looked sharp, winning both by a margin of 13 points.Against Colorado, however, the Badgers hit a roadblock to their hot start. Colorado dominated the Badgers by a score of 57–74 in Boulder.Even with a loss to Colorado, the Badgers still have a chance to get off to a hot start compared to their past endeavors. But this requires picking up right where they left off before Colorado, as even in their last season in which the Badgers went 15-18, they won their first six games of the season.Women’s Basketball: Badgers string together defensive stops, rebounds in season-opening winThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team, fresh off of an exhibition victory earlier in the week, welcomed the University of North Read…Surprisingly, it has been senior guard Suzanne Gilreath who has headed the offensive attack in Wisconsin’s first three games. Gilreath is coming off one of her best games as a Badger, pouring in 21 points in Wisconsin’s win over Wofford —including five triples.For UW-Madison to continue its success, Lewis must return to form. Lewis is only averaging 9.5 points per game on 33% shooting from the field.With non-conference games against Georgia Tech and Arkansas looming, Wisconsin must gain momentum before those non-conference tests. With a lot of returning players and chemistry, the Badgers look to take the Big Ten by storm in 2019. In Tsipis’ fourth season, the time is now for this young team to take the next step as a contender in the Big Ten.
The Newport man said it was a huge privilege for him to play with Tipperary and he thanked all those who gave him support and showed him loyalty when he lined out with Tipperary.The half back made his Premier debut in 2005, and was part of the All Ireland-winning side of 2010. During his career, O’Mahony also won five Munster titles, and was a back-to-back All Star in 2008 and 2009. Tipperary county board chairman Michael Bourke said Conor was a gentleman who was a fantastic defender and gave of his time freely for the betterment of Tipp hurling