Bulldogs Harriers Get Season Underway

first_imgThe Boys and Girls Batesville High School Cross Country team opened up their season on a very hot and humid night as they hosted the 4-way meet against North Decatur, South Decatur and Greensburg.The boys took the course first with a pretty dominate victory as they won by scoring only 18 points with Greensburg coming in second at 60.  North Decatur took third at 70 and South Decatur finished it up with 91.  Batesville claimed 10 out of the top 15 spots including the top finisher.  They were Josh Myers leading the rest of the field by 24 points crossing the line at 18:23.  Adam Moster took the 2nd spot at 18:47.  Batesville then claimed places 4-9 as they came through one right after another within a 10 second span starting at 19:39 and led by freshman Dillon Murray. He was followed by teammates Joseph Choi, Christopher Laymon, John Thompson, Quinten Gowdy and Nathan Eckstein. Also placing in the top 15 for the Bulldogs were Luke Esser at 12th and Charlie Laymon, 13th.  Congratulations on a great opening meet for the 2017 season boys!The girls came up just a little short to the Greensburg Pirates as they battled back and forth in the top 10 places.  But it was Greensburg who won the fight this time as they scored 24 points to Batesville’s 32.  North Decatur came in the 3rd at 82 and South Decatur was incomplete.  So in the top 9 spots the battle was between Batesville and Greensburg with Greensburg’s Brenner Hannah out kicking Batesville’s Liz Loichinger for the victory as they crossed the line at 20:55 and 21:10 respectively.  Greensburg claimed the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th spots as Batesville’s Haylee Harmeyer came in 4th, Emma Gausman, 6th and Audrey Weigel, 9th.  Also placing in the top 15 for Batesville was Audrey Maupin, 11th, Cheyenne Laker, 12th and Trysta Vierling, 13th. Great job ladies!Batesville will get another good week of training in as they do not compete again until next Saturday where they will travel to Rushville for their big invitational, usually competing with over 20 teams in their division.  Great start to the 2017 season and best of luck next Saturday!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Nunley named executive director of Main Street Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Main Street Greensburg Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Terrah Nunley has been hired as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Ms. Nunley graduated from Winchester Community High School in Randolph County, Indiana; from Vincennes University with an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies; and from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.  She worked previously in the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office; with the State of Indiana in the Department of Child Services Child Support Bureau; and most recently at ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust in Batesville.Ms. Nunley moved to Greensburg five years ago and is a resident of the Downtown District.  She serves on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels, and was previously a member of the Main Street Greensburg Board, where she was an integral member of the Promotions Committee and volunteer at the 2018 Tenderloin Throwdown.She is an enthusiastic supporter of small business, and is dedicated to affecting positive change in our community.  Her duties as Executive Director for Main Street Greensburg will require her to promote economic development in the Downtown District, be an advocate for businesses and business owners, research and pursue grant opportunities for Main Street Greensburg and the City of Greensburg, oversee the organization’s Façade Grant and Small Business Revolving Loan programs, as well as maintain and plan events hosted by Main Street Greensburg, including the Farmers’ Market, the Tenderloin Throwdown, the Market to Meal alleyway dinner, and the Holiday Walk.The Main Street Greensburg Board of Directors trusts that Ms. Nunley’s education, work history, enthusiasm, volunteer experience, and community involvement have prepared her for this vitally important position. The Board is confident that she possesses the operational and communication skills, as well as leadership ability to take Main Street Greensburg to great heights in the future.  We are excited to see where she will help lead our organization and our community. Submitted by Main Street Greensburglast_img read more

Wenger rues missing out on Bale

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger concedes he made a “huge mistake” in failing to sign Gareth Bale. Wenger was tracking the Tottenham winger back when he was a young left-back at Southampton, alongside future Gunner Theo Walcott. But while Walcott made the move Arsenal, Bale, now 23, headed to north London rivals Tottenham, where he is now proving to be one of the best players in the country. Quoted in the Sun, Wenger said: “We didn’t take him as we had Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy and didn’t want another left-back. I must confess it was a huge mistake as he can play in midfield. He struggled at the start at Tottenham, then they moved him to midfield and he has done exceptionally well.” center_img The Frenchman added: “The career of a player sometimes depends on playing in the right position.” last_img read more

The Latest: Badminton freezes world rankings amid suspension

first_imgThe rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are.The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. ___Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September. The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.”___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June. March 31, 2020 The Latest: Badminton freezes world rankings amid suspensioncenter_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended. Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic.Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Konta beats Wozniacki in straight sets to win Miami final

first_img* Will rise to seventh in world rankings(REUTERS)-Late-blooming Johanna Konta won the biggest title of her career when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 in the women’s final at the Miami Open on Saturday.British 10th seed Konta used an aggressive game plan to overcome Danish 12th seed Wozniacki on the Crandon Park hardcourt.Konta stuck to her hard-hitting tactics, despite a few hiccups, before clinching victory with a perfectly-weighted lob that landed on the baseline for her second title of the year, after winning in Sydney in January.“I couldn’t believe it was over because I was so focused, just trying on every single point,” Konta, who hit 33 winners, said in a courtside interview.“Having opportunities like these to almost get a pat on the back for all that hard work is very rewarding.”Wozniacki used all of her vaunted endurance to run tirelessly after every ball, but was undone by a weak serve. She was broken six times and won only 30 percent of her second serves, which Konta picked off relentlessly.Konta, 25, is somewhat of a late bloomer. She was ranked 150th in the world at the end of 2014 and improved to 47th in 2015, but her biggest improvement came last year.It has been barely eight months since she clinched her first career title by beating Venus Williams in the Stanford, California final, before adding in the city of her birth the Sydney International in January.“I think the belief has been there since I was a little girl,” said Konta, who will rise to seventh on Monday. “Everybody’s journey is different. I needed a little more time and a little more experience to accumulate the knowledge that I have and re-use it in my matches.“I play smart tennis and calmer tennis I think. It just took time. On paper it looks like a quick turnaround but it’s been a long time coming.”Asked how high she could go in the rankings, and whether a grand slam victory was in her sights, she said: “I think the belief has been there since I was a little girl. I’d like to be the best player in the world but there’s a lot of work to be done between now and then.”last_img read more

Pouderoyen thrash wales as WDFA Namilo U-17 continues

first_imgTHE merciless Pouderoyen team oblitherated the Wales United 6-2 as the NAMILCO U-17 football tournament organised by the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) continued.Keanu Lawrence was the chief destroyer, scoring in the 6th, 22nd, 24th, 30th and 90th for his side, while Devin Gaskin slotted home in the 80th.from L-R Pouderoyen scorers, Keanu Lawrence and Devin GaskinWales United, however, was not about to let the game go scoreless on their part as Andrew Sookram and Telbert Baptiste scored in the 42nd and 50th.Meanwhile, Eagles FC beat Den Amstel 4-2, with a double from FC Eagles scorers Ronaldo Macey, who scored a double (4th and 75th) while Glanray Duncan (32nd) and Adrain Adelph (60th) making good their claims.Den Amstel on the other hand had Anthony Benn(59th) and Ruben Dainty(68) scoring.In the other scheduled game, both Jetty Gunners and Uitvlugt failed to show up with neither team earning any points.There was also a walk-over for the Golden Warriors team after the Crane Rovers failed to show up for the game.last_img read more

Convincing players to tour Pakistan will be challenging says Cameron

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan, (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron said West Indies players will get to decide whether they tour Pakistan for a series of three Twenty20 Internationals in November.Cameron was speaking at the conclusion of the Independence Series between the Pakistanis and a World XI over the last week in Lahore.The series has raised expectations in the country that Pakistan can resume the staging of international matches following an international suspension, due to an armed attack by militants on the Sri Lankan team bus eight years in this city.The Pakistanis hosted Zimbabwe for a historic limited-overs series two years ago, but other internationals have been reluctant to play bilateral series in the country, forcing Pakistan to play their home games in the United Arab Emirates in the past few years.“We want to ensure that when the players come over, everyone actually wants to come and enjoy the experience, and we don’t want to be seen to be forcing anyone,” said Cameron.“We’ve had Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree here, and they’ve loved it. Sammy’s on his second trip and I think that will also convince the players that it is safe to come.”Cameron however, made it clear that the tour will depend on the security reports after the conclusion of Independence Cup, mentioning that CWI has no intention of forcing any player who doesn’t wish to undertake the tour.“We’ve had the security team here for the final of the Pakistan Super League and they’ve seen these matches as well,” he said“Here, Pakistan’s board makes decisions [regarding where to tour]. My board’s a little bit different, with the West Indies Players’ Association also having a big say — and we have to respect their decision.”Cameron said he had enjoyed his two-day stay in Pakistan and was convinced that things have improved with the International Cricket Council, the sport’s World governing body, overseeing security arrangements and willing to bear the cost of security advisors for every series the PCB hosts from now.“We’ve been talking about this for some time and have our own challenges back in the West Indies, but from what I have seen, I am very convinced,” said Cameron.“Hospitality has been great and security has been first-class. My challenge is to convince the players that it’s safe enough. It’s our duty to help as well. I felt that if I came over here to show that it’s safe enough that would go some way in convincing the players. Inshallah [God-willing] in November, we’ll be here.”last_img read more

Brazil Out of Under-20 World Cup

first_imgBrazil beat Argentina 1-0 on the final day of the South American under-20 championship on Sunday but the result was no good for either side as Ecuador pipped Argentina to the title with Brazil ending outside the qualifying spots for this year’s World Cup.Uruguay and Colombia will join Ecuador, who won their maiden title, and Argentina in the finals of the biennial event that kicks off in Poland in May.Brazil, who have won the South American championship more than any other nation, scored only six goals in nine games and finished fifth in the six-team final group. They will miss the under-20 World Cup for the third time in the last four.Though Brazil have been without some top players in the tournament with Real Madrid not releasing Vinicius Junior and Bayern Munich denying permission to winger Paulinho, they have also been hindered by disorganisation.They played few warmup games before the tournament compared to some of their opponents while there has been continuous changes at the coach’s office.Current coach Carlos Amadeu took over only a year ago and the chopping and changing meant that Brazil, unlike rivals Uruguay or Argentina, have had no consistent game plan or style, with each new manager bringing his own ideas.“We feel that in recent years the youth teams have had a lot of different leaders, with lots of changes,” Ney Franco, a former under-20 coach, told O Estado web site.A lack of interest in the tournament was also evident in coverage with Brazilian media devoting more space to Neymar’s 27th birthday party than their youth team’ defeat by Uruguay the same night.The Brazilian Football Confederation has also provided no information on their website about the players who went to Chile other than their names.The elimination might, however, not impact the players or the national team’s future.Barcelona’s Malcom, Manchester United’s Fred, Felipe Anderson of West Ham United and Everton striker Richarlison all played in disappointing campaigns in the past.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jay Bilas weighs in on NCAA sanctions, disagrees that blame should rest with head coach

first_img Published on March 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm Contact Brett: | @Brett_Samuels27 Much of the blame in the wake of the NCAA’s report on Syracuse University has fallen on men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.But Jay Bilas doesn’t think that should be the case.“The penalties were over the top,” Bilas, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, said in an interview with The Daily Orange on Tuesday. “I don’t feel that it in any way addresses the problems the NCAA claims to be facing.”The NCAA Committee on Infractions found that Boeheim had failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the men’s basketball program. In addition, he failed to monitor the activities of those who report to him directly and indirectly, according to the report. As part of the penalties administered by the NCAA, Boeheim was stripped of wins and faces a suspension for the first nine ACC games of the 2015-16 season.But Bilas said in this case, the NCAA punishing the head coach of the program doesn’t solve academic issues. That’s because head coaches aren’t typically involved or knowledgeable when violations occur.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBilas said it’s unreasonable for coaches to be involved in “vetting every paper and proctoring exams,” just as it would be unreasonable for coaches to take on the role of telling medical professionals when players are healthy.“You want medical professionals doing their jobs,” he said. “There’s no reason that shouldn’t be the same in academics or drug testing.”He said he doesn’t think the NCAA should be involved in academic issues, but rather that should be left to the schools themselves.“If you really want to have accountability, you’d hold administrators responsible for what goes on on the academic side,” Bilas said. “You’re more likely to see those types of issues reduced than laying it at the feet of the coach.”He said that universities should be able to determine the structure of academic services on their own. Determining policies such as who will oversee tutoring to ensure there are no impermissible academic benefits can be left to the academic side of the school. But then blame shouldn’t be placed on the coaches if they aren’t involved, he said.Rather, administrators such as the president or provost should take responsibility, Bilas said.“If presidents want to claim they’re in charge, why don’t they take responsibility for this,” he said. “They hire coaches, are responsible for compliance at their university and the atmosphere of academic integrity, so why don’t they take this on.”NCAA policies, though, have actually been moving more toward putting responsibility with the coaches. A new structure went into effect on August 1, 2013 that changes the burden on head coaches from “presumption of knowledge” to “presumption of responsibility,” when it comes to punishing them for infractions.Bilas said he doesn’t believe the new policy will be effective.“You’re not going to get anything to change by blaming people for something that is not their fault,” he said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No. 5 Syracuse struggling to convert on penalty corners amid hot start

first_imgAhead 1-0 with an opportunity to extend the lead against Bucknell, freshman Chiara Gutsche lined up to the right of the cage to insert the ball. Opposite her, Roos Weers lurked outside of the arc, waiting for the pass. But Gutsche mishit the insertion, so instead of Weers shooting, Gutsche ran after the ball into the arc. As she gave chase, the Orange followed the wrong side of team history.  “One time, the insert is off,” Weers said, describing the team’s penalty-corner difficulties. “The other time, the stop is off. Other times, the finish isn’t on point.” Syracuse (5-0) remains perfect this season, with five shutouts in five games. But SU has just one penalty corner goal this season in 34 attempts. Lies Lagerweij scored the first goal of the season five minutes into the opener, but over the next 345 minutes, SU has not converted any of its 33 corners.  In 11 years with SU head coach Ange Bradley at the helm, SU has never begun a season converting on such a low percentage of attempts.   “It’s a timing thing,” Bradley said. “It’s timing. (We’re) only two, three weeks into the season. So it’s definitely a timing thing. And connection.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse had previously scored at least two penalty corner goals through its first five games every year, dating back to 2006. And the team’s current success rate on corners, 2.9 percent, is the lowest it has ever been at any point in the season during that tenure.  “Nothing is going as good as we want it to go,” Weers said. “You can only execute a penalty corner if every piece is perfect.” Jennifer Bleakney is the team’s new inserter on corners, replacing a graduated Emma Lamison. She watched from the sidelines when Gutsche misfired her pass, as she was just subbed out.  Of the other five penalty corners Syracuse tried against Bucknell, two were saved by goalkeeper Emily Finn, and two others were blocked by the defense. Both of Finn’s saves were diving stops.  Against Ohio, SU again took six shots from penalty corners. This time, Lagerweij took the shots instead of Weers. But again, the Orange faced the same results. Bobcats goalkeeper Alex Pennington saved four shots, one sailed wide and one was blocked by a defender.  After the one that was blocked, Pennington advanced into the middle of a scrum to clear the ball. Elaine Carey crept the ball out of the blockage and found the empty net. But it wasn’t how SU hoped to score. “This isn’t good enough,” Weers said of the penalty corner unit. “It’s not what we want our corner shot to be. It’s not what our corner shot used to be.” Comments Published on September 6, 2017 at 10:15 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more