Bulldogs Middle School Harriers Win 5-Way Meets

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Indian Creek, Shelbyville, Southwestern, and St. Mary’s. Ean Loichinger won the boys race followed by Benjamin Moster, 2nd, Will Nuhring, 3rd, Vonley Hund, 5th, Aiden Geers, 6th, Lyle Oesterling, 8th, and Cayden Pohlman, 10th.The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Indian Creek, Shelbyville, Southwestern, and St. Mary’s. Lily Pinckley won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Sophie Myers, 3rd, Sarah Ripperger, 4th, Maria Lopez, 5th, Jada Day, 6th, Katie Olsen, 8th, Megan Allgeier, 9th, and Madelyn Pohlman, 10th.BoysBatesville 17St. Mary’s 76Indian Creek 80Shelbyville 81Southwestern 112GirlsBatesville 15Shelbyville 67Indian Creek 78Southwestern 86St. Mary’s 126Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Moussa Dembele’s Spurs move ‘falls through’

first_img Press Association The 19-year-old Frenchman was thought to be on the verge of a move to White Hart Lane after undergoing a medical at Spurs. It is believed the terms of the deal would have seen the teenager stay with the Championship strugglers for the remainder of the current campaign before joining the north London club in the s ummer. But failure to agree terms means Dembele will remain a Fulham player. Meanwhile, Cottagers captain Ross McCormack looks set to sign a new contract. The 29-year-old Scotland forward has been linked with a move away from the west London club, but Press Association Sport understands he will pen a new and improved deal on Monday, before the 11pm transfer deadline. center_img Fulham striker Moussa Dembele’s proposed move to Tottenham has fallen through, Press Association Sport understands. last_img read more

College Football Championship to be held at Hard Rock Stadium

first_imgMiami Gardens, Florida — Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida is hosting a lot of prestigious football games such as the Super Bowl and now the College Football Championship. The stadium will transform from a coronavirus drive-through testing site to the hallowed venue for the College Football Championship early next year, virus permitting. FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led LSU to the national championship. Would he still have emerged as the first overall NFL draft pick? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)The College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee will release its final rankings of the 2020-21 season Sunday, December 20, executive director Bill Hancock announced. The top four teams will participate in the Playoff Semifinals Friday, January 1, in the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be played Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Also, the University of Miami will Play FSU at the Rock as well on Sept 26th…coronavirus permitting.The final rankings were originally scheduled to be released Sunday, December 6. The CFP Management Committee made the change as a result of several conferences having moved their championship games to December 12, 18 or 19.The committee’s final meeting of the season will be December 18-19-20 in Grapevine, Texas. The CFP will announce the full schedule of this fall’s selection committee meetings at a later date.“With recent schedule changes for the regular season, it makes sense for the committee to make its final rankings after the conference championship games, when it can get a complete picture of the season,” Hancock said. “The selection committee members understand the need to be flexible as we all navigate uncharted waters this season, and this move will allow them to evaluate all the available information.”The Management Committee also shortened the post-season travel time for teams. The two teams participating in the CFP National Championship will arrive in Miami on Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2021 instead of the usual Friday evening arrival. With this change, media day, typically held on Saturday morning in the host city, will not take place this year. Details on virtual media availabilities will be announced at a later date. The Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl and Peach Bowl will follow a similar three-day schedule.“In this unprecedented time, the Management Committee believes it is in the best interest for the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staffs to complete their game-week preparation on campus, under the familiar protocols they will have used all season,” said Hancock. “This is an unfortunate consequence of the pandemic, but it is the right thing to do.”For additional information on the selection committee and its weekly rankings, and to view the selection committee protocol in its entirety, please visit CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.last_img read more

Ellsworth softball takes second in 9-10 state final

first_img Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team lost to Biddeford 5-1 in the age 9-10 Little League state championship on Monday at DeMeyer Field.The loss was an improvement from Ellsworth’s first game of the tournament against Biddeford in which the team lost 12-4.In Monday’s state championship, Hannah Wagstaff and Alyssa Maguire were named Ellsworth’s MVPs.Biddeford scored two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.Ellsworth answered back in the bottom of the first when Casey Carter singled, then stole second and third base. Carter scored on an Alyssa Maguire groundout.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBiddeford scored another run in the second, fifth and sixth inning.SoftballResults from Friday:Biddeford 12, Ellsworth 4Ellsworth top hitter: Casey Carter with two singles.South Portland 11, Lincoln 1Results from Saturday:Ellsworth (1-1) 16, Lincoln (0-2) 6Ellsworth top hitters: Casey Carter and Alyssa Maguire each with a double and a single; Victoria Watkins and Alicia Havey each with two singles; and Jane Wu with a double.Ellsworth winning pitcher: Hannah Wagstaff with 11 strikeouts.Biddeford (2-0) 8, South Portland (1-1) 1Results from Sunday: Ellsworth (2-1) 3, South Portland (2-1) 1Ellsworth top hitters: Casey Carter and Alicia Havey each with a single.Ellsworth winning pitcher: Casey Carter with 10 strikeouts.Biddeford (3-0) 6, Lincoln (0-3) 2Baseball Results from Friday:Saco 7, Ellsworth 6Ellsworth top hitters: Brett Bragdon with a double; and Peter Keblinsky with two singles.Westbrook 12, Waldo County 1Lewiston 14, Bangor West 3Results from Saturday:Ellsworth (1-1) 7, Waldo County (0-2) 6Ellsworth top hitters: Brett Bragdon with a triple and a double; Michael Palmer with three singles; Peter Keblinsky with two singles; Wyatt Bragdon with a single.Ellsworth winning pitcher: Craig Burnett.Westbrook (2-0) 11, Lewiston (1-1) 0Saco (2-0) 7, Bangor West (0-2) 0Results from Sunday: Westbrook (3-0) 12, Ellsworth (1-2) 2Ellsworth top hitters: Lucas Gagnon with a double.Waldo County (1-2) 11, Bangor West (0-3) 4Saco (3-0) 5, Lewiston (1-2) 4 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

The Latest: FIFA gives federations cash as pandemic relief

first_imgOversight of the money and repayment plans will be led by FIFA governance panel member Olli Rehn, who is governor of the Bank of Finland.___Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott says he is feeling “normal” after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.“I would say I maybe had one or two days where I felt symptoms, and even then it wasn’t too bad,” Elliott said during a Twitch chat with Scooter Magruder this week. “I had a cough and a little bit of shortness of breath. But now I would say I feel good, I feel normal.”Elliott said he hasn’t resumed working out yet. He said he could have been re-tested this week, but decided that it wouldn’t hurt to wait and get more rest first. June 25, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: FIFA gives federations cash as pandemic relief All of FIFA’s 211 national members will each get a $1-million payment and $500,000 more to spend specifically on women’s soccer. Each of the six continental governing bodies gets $2 million from FIFA’s reserve fund, which held $2.7 billion after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.FIFA says a further $565 million is available for interest-free loans to federations of between $500,000 and $5 million, depending on their audited annual revenue. Continental confederations can access $4 million.Many soccer federations get much of their income from the men’s national teams, which have been unable to play since November. FIFA says the money can go to help “clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected” by the pandemic. It was revealed June 15 that Elliott had tested positive for the coronavirus. That was about a week after he had been tested.Elliott’s mother said last week on Twitter that the running back had been around someone who had no symptoms, but then tested positive for the coronavirus three days later. Elliott’s mother and sister were with him during that encounter. Both tested negative.___Manchester City has been given permission to host Liverpool in the Premier League on July 2 at Etihad Stadium.The Man City-Liverpool match had been one of five games the police asked to be held at a neutral venue to keep away fans because of safety concerns. But Manchester City Council’s safety advisory group says there are “no objections” to the match at City’s home stadium.The safety advisory group included representatives from the city council, Greater Manchester Police, fire and rescue services, and supporters’ groups.___The rugby final of the postponed European Champions Cup has been set for Oct. 17 and the final of the second-tier Challenge Cup will be the day before.The matches were called off in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Soccer’s governing body FIFA is using almost $900 million of its cash reserves to help member federations get through the coronavirus pandemic. The quarterfinals for both tournaments have been rescheduled for the weekend of Sept. 18-20. The semifinals will be Sept. 25-27.Leinster will host Saracens in the quarterfinals in a repeat of the 2019 final, Toulouse plays at home against Ulster, Clermont Auvergne faces fellow French side Racing 92, and Exeter will welcome Northampton in an all-English clash.European Professional Club Rugby says it remains committed to staging the finals in Marseille, France.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Coaches Casualties Continue as Egypt 2019 Ends Friday

first_img“At my request, I have met (Fouzi) Lekjaa, president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation,” said Renard.“We have taken stock of the competition that has just ended for us. We also talked about the future, I gave him my opinion. We have agreed not to make any public statement.”Morocco had been one of the pre-tournament favourites but their elimination on post-match penalties by tiny Benin in the last 16 was a major shock for the tournament and embarrassment for the north Africans.Frenchman Renard, 50, won the title in 2012 with Zambia and in 2015 with Ivory Coast, and had a good chance again of an unprecedented third title with three different countries.Put traded blames with captain Ibrahima Traore over tactics at the tournament and his dismissal was announced by the Guinea Football Federation who accused him of meddling in financial matters.The Belgian, who had been in the job for 16 months, rejected the charges.The 44-year-old Mannetti departed after five years in charge of Namibia — an unusually long tenure by African standards — and was on Monday replaced by Bobby Samaria.Coaches of hosts Egypt, Tanzania and Uganda have also left their posts in the wake of disappointing returns at the Cup of Nations finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Paul Put Two more coaches have lost their jobs and another is expected to depart in coming days as the fallout from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt continues for the sides who did not live up to expectations.Paul Put was fired by Guinea on Monday despite his side reaching the last 16 while Ricardo Mannetti has not had his contract renewed after Namibia lost all three group games.The future of two-time Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard with Morocco also appears heading to an end with local media on Monday trumpeting his departure only for the coach to leave his immediate future unclear with an opaque statement.last_img read more

Track team looks forward to Drake Relay challenges

first_imgReturning from a big weekend in California, the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s track coaches are looking forward to the upcoming Drake Relays.Men’s head coach Ed Nuttycombe and women’s head coach Jim Stintzi will both be sending athletes to the highly anticipated meet that will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, starting this Thursday. Last weekend, the Mt. SAC Relays marked the true beginning of the intense portion of the outdoor season, and the upcoming Drake Relay’s should be no different. Long-regarded as one of the most challenging meets, the Badgers will be able to test their athletes.“We are definitely looking forward to the weekend as the Drake Relays are always a premier event,” Nuttycombe said. “It has been sold out now for 25 years, and it features a great venue that provides great competition.”Stintzi echoed Nuttycombe’s sentiments and is anxious to see his athletes perform.“There are around 40,000 people at these meets, and for our athletes, this is the only meet like that,” Stintzi said. “It’s really a who’s who of track and field in America.”While the Drake Relays certainly bestows a great atmosphere for the fans and athletes alike, it can be viewed as just another opportunity for the men and women competing to post some high marks. Nuttycombe and his squad will embrace Drake Stadium’s atmosphere, but will also look to remain focused on these crucial meets late in the outdoor season.“We are taking out a full squad, and we will look to compete well in as many events as we can,” Nuttycombe said. “This weekend is a big event for us as far it relates to the championship part of the season that is quickly approaching.”This weekend will give some of UW’s top individual performers a chance to display their talents at the high-powered event, and when asked which of his athletes have stood out, Nuttycombe mentioned a name heard quite often this season.“Nate Larkin has just been running extremely well in the hurdles for us,” Nuttycombe said. “He has been one of those athletes in the hurdles that comes in and takes a couple years to get established, and then this year, he just had a breakthrough.”In the indoor season, Larkin, a junior from Glen Ellyn, Ill., ran alongside the nation’s best after he qualified for the NCAA championships. In fact, he was one of a mere 14 hurdlers who even qualified, a testament to his work ethic and the progress he has made over the course of the season.“Qualifying for the NCAAs — that puts you in a pretty elite group,” Nuttycombe said. “His progress has been steady, and I think he is ready to join a small group of athletes here at UW who has run under 14 seconds in the hurdles.”Larkin narrowly missed an opportunity to break the 14-second mark last weekend, and he and his coaches will look for him to reach that mark some time in the very near future.“Last week he came up a little short, so hopefully this week will be a special one for him,” Nuttycombe said.Stintzi and the women’s team will not be bringing a particularly large group of athletes to the Drake Relays, but those who will be competing will certainly look to take something away from the illuminating experience.“It’s a great situation for everyone, and it gives some of the younger athletes the opportunity to compete on a bigger stage,” Stintzi said. “Its also a chance for them to pick up some things from the other great athletes we compete against.”Although several younger athletes are preparing for the big weekend that lies ahead, two more experienced members of the women’s team have been looking to improve upon their already impressive marks. At the Mt. SAC Relays both Gwen Jorgensen and Hanna Grinaker were able to post regional-qualifying times, but Stintzi wants to see more from two of his leaders on the track.“It was not a stellar performance for either one of them,” Stintzi said. “Each one of them has some work to do, Hanna in terms of the last six laps of her race and Gwen is still dealing with trying to win big races instead of just being there.”Jorgensen, a prolific distance runner, has been one of the top performers for UW all season long, and the senior will have the opportunity to compete on the national stage towards the end of the outdoor season. Stintzi knows Jorgensen has worked hard to put herself in NCAA-qualifying position and now is more concerned with her running well at the end of the season, where it matters most.“Her focus is going to be on the later part of the season,” Stintzi said. “She wants to run well this time of year, but to save it to the end.”last_img read more

Charlotte de Vries, Carolin Hoffmann earn Longstreth/NFHCA All-American honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2019 at 4:50 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew After combining for 20 goals and 46.2% of Syracuse’s total points this season, freshman Charlotte de Vries and junior Carolin Hoffmann were named second- and third-team Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans, respectively. It marks the 11th time in the last 12 seasons that the Orange (12-7, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) have had multiple players earn the national status in one year.Leading the Orange in scoring with 15 goals, de Vries had 11 more goals than the next highest total. But, she was held scoreless over the final four games once opponents stuck extra defenders on her and forced Syracuse’s offense to operate off secondary scoring — something it struggled to do early in the season. The 15 goals are the second-most by a freshman in Syracuse history, trailing only Martu Locarinca’s 18 in 2008.“It’s really impressive what she did in the beginning of the season,” Hoffmann said after Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Princeton on Nov. 15. “Within the season, though, opponents are getting stronger, so it’s just what she has to learn.”Hoffmann also earned All-American status for the first time in her career after tallying five goals and 12 points. As a midfielder, the offense often circulated through Hoffmann en route to de Vries. Hoffman also served as one of the Orange’s primary shooters on penalty corners.Hoffmann generated the team’s second-most shots on goal and was named ACC player of the week after scoring both goals in Syracuse’s 2-1 win over Louisville on Nov. 5 — one of three wins against top-5 opponents for SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s 5-1 loss to the Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tournament marked the third-straight season Syracuse failed to advance past the opening stage. But it only graduates Claire Webb, Sarah Luby and Stephanie Harris, returning the bulk of minutes and offensive contributors for next season — including both Hoffmann and de Vries. Commentslast_img read more

Hamstring Injury Knocks out Morata for One Month

first_imgChelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month after injuring his hamstring during Saturday’s defeat by Manchester City.The 24-year-old has returned to London to begin treatment after being diagnosed for a grade two myofascial injury by Spain team doctors.Muscle injuries of this type can take four to eight weeks to heal.He said in an Instagram post he later deleted on Tuesday he was targeting the game with Crystal Palace on October 14. Morata joined Chelsea for a club record £60m last summer from Real Madrid and is their top scorer this season with seven goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

Jamaican government apologizes for Coral Gardens Massacre

first_imgJamaican government pledges $10 million for reparationsThe Jamaican government has apologized to the Rastafarian community for atrocities committed against them by the police at Coral Gardens in St James in 1963.Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a formal apology on behalf of the Government during a presentation in Parliament on Tuesday.“Without equivocation, we apologize for what occurred in Coral Gardens,” Holness said.Holness said that the incident was a grave injustice and acknowledged that it took place at a time when it was considered appropriate to use state machinery against citizens.Ras Myrie.. a survivor of the Coral Gardens massacreHe said the Government will endeavor to ensure such an unjust incident is not repeated.“We express our regret and sorrow for this chapter in our national life that was characterized by brutality, injustice and repression, which was wrong and should never be repeated. In expressing our regret as a people and as a community, we have taken a symbolic, yet courageous and pivotal move, which means that we can face the future with renewed hope, with increased resolve and in a true spirit of reconciliation,” said Holness.Andrew Holness apologized on behalf of the Jamaican governmentThe Prime Minister also announced the establishment of a Trust Fund of no less than J$10 million to benefit the survivors of the Coral Gardens Incident.In addition, six lots at the property at Pinnacle in St Catherine will be declared by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust as a protected heritage site and will be developed as a Rastafari Heritage and Cultural Centre.Pinnacle is the site where the first known Rastafarian commune was established by founder of the faith, Leonard Howell. Howell suffered at the hands of local police and was committed to the asylum for his views that God was black.The Prime Minister also said the Public Defender will continue the work to locate survivors and gather important background social information about them and their families, in consultation with the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society and the Member of Parliament for that area.The Office will utilize the list of survivors provided by the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society as the base for continuing the work.In April, 1963, eight people, including six Rastafarians and two cops, were killed after a gas station was torched at Coral Gardens. The Rastafarians were blamed for burning down the gas station and were involved in a melee with the police which resulted in the deaths.In the aftermath of the massacre the Rastafarian community was targeted by the state, rounded up beaten and their locks shaved, in some cases with broken bottles. All jail houses in Western Jamaica were bursting at the seams with rastas who were locked up during the crackdown.last_img read more