Dirt Road Boys Basketball League Scores. (12-11)6th Grade Bulldogs @ East Central High School Fieldhouse.Shelbyville 30, Batesville 28 (OT). North Decatur 28, Batesville 26 (OT)The 6th graders (6-2) are in action next on Sunday, December 18th at the Connersville Spartan Bowl at 2:00 vs. Hagerstown and at 4:00 vs. Shelbyville.5th Grade Bulldogs @ Milan High School.Greensburg 35, Batesville 17The youngsters got off to an uncharacteristic slow start vs the much improved Pirates, trailing 17-0 before settling down and playing their game. The Dogs committed 18 turnovers and shot only 15% from the field.Gus Prickel led the way in scoring with 8 pts. Jack Grunkemeyer had 4 rebounds and 2 assists.Batesville 42, South Decatur 2Seething from their earlier loss the Bulldogs jumped all over the South Decatur Cougars leading 22-0 at half time. The team’s full court pressure and stifling man to man defense were the keys to victory.Bradley Wirth led the team in scoring with 10 pts., followed by Prickel and Sam Johnson with 8 pts. each. Wirth cleaned the glass 7 rebounds, while Grunkemeyer, Prickel, Johnson and Conner Drake each had 2 assists.The 5th graders (7-1) are in action next Sunday at the Greensburg Middle School at 1:00 vs. Lawrenceburg and at 2:00 vs. Jac-Cen-Del.4th Grade Bulldogs @ Batesville Primary School.New Palestine 19, Batesville 14. Milan 17, Batesville 14The 4th graders (5-3) are in action next on Sunday, December 18th at 3:00 vs. Rushville at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary and at 4:00 vs. Rising Sun at Jac-Cen-Del High School3rd Grade Bulldogs @ Union County Middle School.Batesville 35, Union County 13. Batesville 28, Centerville 13The 3rd graders (8-0) are in action next on Sunday, December 18th at the East Central Fieldhouse at 1:00 vs. Milan and at 2:00 vs. North Decatur.2nd Grade Bulldogs @ Milan Elementary.Jac-Cen-Del 22, Batesville 18. Batesville 42, Milan 3The 2nd graders (2-2) are in action next on Sunday, December 18th at Milan Elementary at 1:00 vs. North Decatur and at 2:00 vs. East Central.Good luck to all teams! Go Bulldogs!!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (May 28) – Redwood Speedway rolls out the red carpet for round three of the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series, with five IMCA divisions on the track this Sunday, June 1.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts all vie on the half-mile dirt oval at Redwood Falls. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State, special series and local track points will be awarded. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.More information about the third of 10 Redline Racing Parts dates this season is available by calling 507 430-1662 and at the www.redwoodspeedway.com website. Point leaders heading into the Sunday show are Joshua Meyer in the Modifieds, Jim Larson in the Stocks, Matthew Looft in the SportMods, Justin Luinenburg in the Hobbies and Nate Coopman in the Sport Compacts. Redline Racing Parts North Star Series Top 10 Point Standings Modifieds – 1. Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, 76; 2. Roger Nielsen, Fairmont, 75; 3. Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, and Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, both 72; 5. Dalton Magers, Redwood Falls, 69; 6. Greg Jacobsen, Sherburn, Jeff Larson, Lakefield, and Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, each 65; 9. Jason Fisher, Lakefield, 63; 10. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, 61.Stock Cars – 1. Jim Larson, Rushmore, 78; 2. Kenneth Tietz, Belle Plaine, 71; 3. Gary Mattison, Lamberton, 68; 4. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, 67; 5. Chris Meyer, Silver Lake, and Luke Sathoff, Jackson, both 65; 7. Trent Schroeder, Worthington, and Andrew Altenburg, Truman, both 61; 9. Chris Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa, 59; 10. Levi Feltman, Jackson, 55. Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 79; 2. Randy Winter, Winnebago, and Jason Andrews, Estherville, Iowa, both 74; 4. Nick Johansen, Tyler, 70; 5. Justin Remus, New Ulm, 66; 6. Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, and Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, Iowa, both 57; 8. Bruce Egeland, Marshall, 53; 9. Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, and Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, both 51.Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, 78; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, 77; 3. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, and Jeff Senne, Welcome, both 68; 5. Kevin LaTour, LeSueur, 63; 6. Marc Janssen, Worthington, 60; 7. Logan Kelly, Fairmont, 59; 8. Neil Forsberg, Slayton, 56; 9. John Ross, Worthington, 53; 10. Matthew Olson, Morton, 44.Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, 80; 2. Kyle Ewert, Glencoe, 75; 3. Nathan Sukalski, Elmore, 63; 4. Terry Blowers, Waseca, 39; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Ben Wilhelmi, Redwood Falls, both 38; 7. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, and Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, both 37; 9. Jon Joehnck, Balaton, 36; 10. Scott Espey, Alpha, and Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, both 35.
Area Basketball ScoresTuesday (12-11)Girls ScoresBatesville 55 Franklin County 43Jac-Cen-Del 52 North Decatur 42South Ripley 44 Switz. County 33South Decatur 42 Shawe Memorial 31Rising Sun 44 Crothersville 37Hauser 53 Edinburgh 36Rushville 53 South Dearborn 37Connersville 46 Muncie Central 40SW-Hanover 49 Borden 38Morristown 53 Greenwood Christian 51Boys ScoresSouth Decatur 84 Shawe Memorial 59Lawrenceburg 39 Harrison 37The Jennings County Panthers defeated The Batesville Bulldogs 45-39 in Boys Freshman Basketball action.Batesville was led in scoring by Ian Powers (22), Eli Pierson (9) and Cody Mohr (8).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.
The Arsenal winger jarred his knee during the Gunners’ 2-0 derby FA Cup victory over Tottenham in January and scans later revealed ligament damage that ruled him out of the rest of the domestic campaign – and the World Cup. But the 24-year-old England international is walking again, seven weeks after undergoing surgery, and insists he never considered pursuing a ‘quick fix’ in a bid to reach the Brazil finals. Theo Walcott expects to return to action stronger than ever after stepping up his recovery from a season-ending cruciate ligament injury. Speaking to several national newspapers, he said: “It has taken me a while to get the walking right, but it is nearly there. “At the moment, I am taking it week by week and trying to hit targets. I can’t do much yet. “I don’t want to be pushing the injury and not be 100 per cent and cause other injuries. “I was never tempted by any of the offers from people saying they could get me fit for the World Cup. “I followed the club’s advice. I went to a consultant in London and it was a great decision.” Walcott was a surprise omission from Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad four years ago having travelled to the German tournament in 2006 as an untested 17-year-old. “You can’t do anything about the injury and with the Capello incident I just wanted to prove I was good enough, and the following year I had a very good year,” he added. “They are totally different situations. No players like to be injured, a lot of players suffer from horrendous injuries. “I know it’s going to make me a better person and a stronger person. “I don’t want to look at six months’ time. I want to look at 10-15 years and still be playing.” Walcott drew some criticism for gesturing ‘2-0’ to Spurs fans with his fingers while being carried off the Emirates pitch on a stretcher, but the former Southampton player does not regret his actions, describing them as “banter”. “No I don’t regret it at all,” he said. “All the stewards were getting stuff peppered at them even before. “Me and Tottenham, you always have that banter. They do it to me, I do it to them, it’s just a bit of fun really. “I’ve seen some Tottenham fans since then and they have said ‘if it was one of our players (making the gesture) I would have loved it’.” Press Association
NEW DELHI: India’s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand believes the Tokyo Olympics should be postponed given the unprecedented crisis that the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”I have my doubts about the Olympics. It is not like it is far away. The preparation has to start now. So, the IOC has to take a call now for everyone to relax,” Gopichand said.”I think, in the present scenario, with the health scares and all the travel restrictions and all, it is a tough time and at the moment the whole world is thinking about health and safety for its citizens. So I think given the situation it is better if the Olympics are postponed,” he added.The Badminton World Federation was severely criticized for conducting the All England Championship earlier this month, despite the rapid spread of the deadly disease.International players, including London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, slammed the BWF saying players’ safety was compromised for financial gains and Gopichand also did not mince any words.”Definitely, I think it was a wrong decision on BWF’s part to put the players at risk by hosting the All England,” said Gopichand, who is currently in self-isolation after returning from Birmingham. After being condemned by the players, the BWF suspended all tournaments till April 12. AgenciesAlso Read: Need Dravids, Gopichands for Indian tennis to flourish: Leander PaesAlso Watch: Prices of Protective Masks and Hand Sanitizers are Increasing rapidly due to fear of Coronavirus.
Stepping foot on the sands of Zuma Beach this weekend to start off the 2016 season, the No. 1-ranked USC beach volleyball team had a jam-packed schedule that saw them face off against four of the top six ranked teams in the nation all in a matter of just 30 hours.However, cold and dreary weather in Malibu at the Pepperdine Kick Off put a damper on the defending national champions’ opening weekend, as the Women of Troy lost their first match in nearly a year to end their hopes of achieving yet another undefeated season. Still, head coach Anna Collier and the Women of Troy were able to come away with three quality wins to start the season off at 3-1 overall.“I think we played really well on the weekend,” Collier said. “On Saturday, we came out and played a little tentative and not aggressively, so we sat the girls down and told them that no one was going to hand this to them. If we want to win, we’re going to have to fight for it and I think they changed their attitudes and fought really hard.”After notching a 4-1 victory against No. 3-ranked Hawai’i to open up the Saturday slate, USC fell for the first time in thirty matches with a tight 3-2 loss at the hands of host and No. 2-ranked Pepperdine. The next day, USC crushed crosstown rival and No. 6-ranked UCLA 5-0 in the morning before closing out with a thrilling 3-2 victory over No. 4-ranked Long Beach State.Collier was impressed with her team’s efforts as the Women of Troy endured severe weather conditions to pull out two wins on Sunday.“When we train at USC, we never see wind like this,” Collier said. “It was 25-30 mile per hour winds and it was kind of ridiculous volleyball — you could barely bump or serve the ball over the net — so for them to stay mentally tough and fight to win those matches was very impressive to watch.”Against the Rainbow Wahine, USC’s No. 1 pair of juniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes got the Women of Troy off to the right start with an easy 21-11, 21-17 victory over Nikki Taylor and Mikayla Tucker. At the four position, sophomore Jenna Belton and freshman Abril Bustamante went big in their debut to put USC up 2-0 with a 22-20, 21-19 decision over Ginger Long and Hannah Zalopany, while juniors Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler sealed the win at court three with a 21-16, 21-14 defeat of Ari Homayun and Emily Maglio. The No. 2 duo of junior Sophie Bukovec and senior Alexa Strange added to that total with a hard-fought 28-30, 21-15, 21-19 win over Lara Schreiber and Katie Spieler, while the five pair of sophomore Jo Kremer and graduate student Zoe Nightingale lost to Hannah Rooks and Ka’iwi Schucht (21-10, 19-21, 15-9) to finish out the 4-1 final team score.The win pushed USC to 6-1 all-time against Hawai’i and marked 29 straight victories in a row, but that streak would be broken about an hour later against Pepperdine.The No. 2-ranked Waves came out swinging on their home sand and found themselves up 2-1 after Madalyn Roh and Anika Wilson defeated Belton and Bustamante at court four (21-13, 21-19) and Kaity Bailey and Delaney Knudsen outlasted Bukovec and Strange (15-21, 21-18, 15-12) on court two. Eventually, a nail-biter from court five ended up going in Pepperdine’s favor, as Samantha Cash and Sarah Seiber defeated Kremer and Nightingale by a slim (14-21, 21-11, 22-20) margin and sealed the match.The one and three pairs provided the only two points for USC on the day, with Claes and Hughes handling Heidi Dyer and Taylor Racich (21-11, 21-17) and Martin and Wheeler holding on against Skylar Caputo and Corinne Quiggle (21-19, 18-21, 15-9).Overall, the loss snapped a program-best 29-match winning streak for the Women of Troy, as USC has only defeated Pepperdine at Zuma Beach once in five tries.Sunday morning’s match against UCLA was the first 5-0 sweep of the season for the Women of Troy, as the two, three, and four pairs earned quick two-set wins to shut the door on the Bruins. The one and five pairs, Claes and Hughes and Kremer and Nightingale, both went the extra mile before winning in three, marking USC’s fourth straight victory over UCLA. In the rematch of the 2015 AVCA National Championship, USC relied on the experience of Martin and Wheeler in order to pull out the tight 3-2 win over No. 4-ranked LBSU. Claes and Hughes and Belton and Bustamante won their matches in two sets, leaving it all down to the juniors over at court three, who pulled out the 15-8 win in the deciding set to save the day for USC.Now, the Women of Troy head back to Los Angeles for their home opener at Merle Norman Stadium this Thursday at 6 p.m. against Arizona State.
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Intel and ESL partnered once more to host the inaugural edition of the Global Esports Forum that took place on March 1st in the Spodek arena in Katowice Poland.A long list of attendees witnessed the opening remarks by John Bonini, VP and General Manager VR, Gaming & Esports, at Intel who highlighted the need for better global internet and diversity in order to unleash the next billion esports fans.Next up on the stage was a star-studded line up lead by Scott ‘SirScoots’ Smith, (flown in private for the occasion?) along with Victor Goossens, Co-CEO, Team Liquid, James Lampkin, Vice President Pro Gaming, ESL, Tomas Lyckedal, Deputy CEO, DreamHack and also Alexandre Remy, Brand Director of Rainbow Six.The panel on What is the Future of Esports Structures? took a quick trip down memory lane and how, for Scott, it all started in arcades trying to beat the high score of whatever game received a quarter as mode of activation and how an amateur/community driven hobby back in the day has now turned into talking “all about the business.”Victor was quick to point out that “We shouldn’t make it all business. Old schoolers should be able to guide that process, they understand the chaotic nature of the industry. “It is our responsibility to find the right balance between the old and the new”Moving onto the topic at hand it was quite clear that the panel had firm believers in both open and closed ecosystems. For league operators and fans there is a natural affiliation with the open system, whereas for team and I.P. owners there are a lot of benefits to a closed-off/franchise model.Without any hesitation they all seemed to agree that going forward, esports will need both systems.Our own ESI Super Forum on March 22nd will explore the crossover of esports and sportsAfter that it didn’t take long for them to start comparing esports to traditional sports with some very insightful remarks, that left us all hungry for a deeper dive on the topic. SirScoots said: “No-one owns the ball in football. In esports the publishers own everything. Traditional sports rarely have to look over their shoulder for what the next big sport is going to be. “Whereas in esports we constantly have to be aware and on the lookout for new games”That is the hard part for getting long term investments.”Victor: “A lot of esports-ready titles can have the longevity of Dota and CS if they are the right type of game. Downside is that publishers can just turn of the switch. Micro-transactions are something that traditional sports can’t do. Imagine if you had to pay a penny every time you kicked a ball. This is a mechanism that can grow the ecosystem.”Thomas: “We haven’t found the perfect esport game yet. We will see all new interesting games formats come out in the near future.”After quickly skipping over the ESL Facebook partnership and the arrival of the OWL the panel turned to the future once more and to what their are the most excited about:Thomas: “Fortnite.”Victor: “More open discussions about the ecosystem.”Alexandre: “How to change the passive viewer into an interactive and engaging experience.”James: “Augmented reality, and Pokemon Go contact lenses.”Esports Insider says: We are as intrigued as you about the Pokemon go contact lenses AR combo brought to you by James Lampkin, in a store near you soon™. Regarding the Open vs Closed debate, esports will be living with both systems for a considerable amount of time as both have their benefits. The closed system is perhaps better suited for keeping absolute control disguised under a veil of stability, while open is the platform of choice for diversity and competition.
Ghana’s first choice goalie at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup Eric Antwi has been ruled out of the crucial third place game against Iraq on Saturday.The young goalkeeper has failed to recover from the injury he sustained in the semi-final game against the French.Antwi has been one of the sides’ outstanding performers having saved the side on numerous occasions and the young man is gutted that his injury has not healed in time for the game.“I was really looking forward to recovering early enough for this game after sustaining that injury against France but as you saw from the training session, I struggled throughout. I will definitely not be able to play the game’” he told Joy sports.“It was going to be the last throw of the dice really but God knows best.”Coach Sellas Tetteh would have to fall on either Michael Sai or Patrick Ofori to replace the injured goalie later on Saturday.Ghana will take on Iraq in the bronze medal game before France play Uruguay to determine the winner of the tournament. The two games would all be played at the Turk Telekom Arena. Kick-off is at 15:00 and 18:00 GMT respectively.
Newly promoted Dreams FC will re-commission their adopted home grounds at Dawu this weekend after months of renovation.This will form part of the plans of the club as they prepare for their debut campaign in the league.Executive Chairman of the club, Kurt Okraku, confirmed the club’s decision to use the Dawu Park began immediately after their promotion to the Premier Division.“We took the decision to use Dawu Park at the end of last season so we started renovating the pitch,” he told Asempa Sports.“We have reached the level to test the level of work done.”“The stadium has not hosted a top level game for a very long time so we have made some investment there.” The Executive Chairman further confirmed the Kweiman side had been given the all clear to use the grounds after approval by the club licensing board.“The licensing board have inspected the pitch and did not give us any contrary opinion that it is not ready,” Okraku added.As part of the re-commissioning, Dreams FC will play Hearts of Oak in a friendly match in a bid to test the facilities especially the playing field.“We are planning to open the Stadium on Sunday and we are inviting all Ghanaians. Our guests will be Hearts of Oak,” Okraku said.“So we are preparing ourselves to use the grounds for which reason we want to test the grounds.” “Our first fixture here is in three weeks’ time so we will have ample time to correct the defects.”The Park has been left idle since 2003 after Dawu Youngsters were relegated from the Premier Divison.Dreams begin their campaign away to Ebusua Dwarfs before hosting Bechem United at the Dawu Park in their first home fixture.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports