SEI Tourney and Middle School Basketball Scores

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Graders wrapped up their season with a semifinal loss to South Ripley 40-38. Both teams fought extremely hard all night. The halftime score was South Ripley out in front 20-14. Batesville turned it up in the 4th making a strong late run, but ultimately fell short. Scoring for the dogs; Cade Kaiser(15), Jacob Stenger(8), Carson Laker(6), Grant Goldsmith(5), Gage Pohlman(2), and Will Jaisle(2). 7th grade finished with a 16-3 record. Great season!  The 8th Grade team came out on top versus Greendale with a final score of 38-33. The Bulldogs came out strong in the first quarter by gaining a 14-4 lead. Batesville got into some foul trouble and Greendale added some pressure which ultimately led to a two-point lead for the Tigers at halftime. It was back and forth all night until a huge three-point shot was made by Chris Lewis late, and eventually a late rebound and putback by Conner Drake sealed the deal. The Bulldogs were balanced all night offensively with Jack Grunkemeyer leading the way with 9 points, followed by Chris Lewis (8), Gus Prickel (7), Conner Drake (6), Sam Johnson (4), and Carter Bohman (4). Batesville plays in the championship of the SEI Tournament on Thursday versus East Central at South Dearborn. The game will follow the 7th-grade championship at 5:30 pm.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.The Cardinals 8th Graders ended their season at 12 and 11 with a loss to Sunman Dearborn in the Southeastern IN Semi-Finals 49 to 26.  The Trojans athleticism was too much for Cardinals who trailed the entire game.  Miles scored 14, Ritter 7, Meyer 3 and Weiler 2.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.North Decatur Boys 7th Grade Basketball beat South Decatur High School 54-5. A second lopsided victory in a row for the Boys 7th grade bb team resulted in a 54-5 win over South Decatur. The Chargers jumped out to a quick 17-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back. They were led again in scoring by Parmer with 24, Swartzentruber had his best offensive game of the year with 11, followed by Krieger & Morris with 7 pts. each, and Eldridge & Hancock both chipped in with 2 points. The Charger finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and will play next at Edinburgh on Mon., Jan. 28, in the first round of the MHC Tournament.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Gary Cook.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Basketball beat Jac-Cen-Del High School 37-15. Tonight marked the season opener for the 7th Grade Girls Basketball team. While a little rough around the edges early on, the Lady Chargers cruised to 22 point victory over the Lady Eagles from Jac-Cen-Del. The Chargers we able to knock in 8 of 17 from the charity stripe; with 10 players on the scoreboard for the Chargers, it was a total team effort tonight. The Lady Chargers will be at home Thursday at 6:00 p.mfacing off against the Spartans of Southwestern (Shelby).Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball falls to Jac-Cen-Del High School 57-16. Kunz lead scoring with 8 points. Abrams with 3 points going 1-2 on the free-throw line. Motz for a 3 pointer. Ogden for 2 points on the drive. Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.last_img read more

Van Dijk says too early for Liverpool title talk

first_imgVictory at Bramall Lane also extended the club record for successive away league wins to eight and they have not lost away from Anfield in the league since that defeat at the Etihad nine months ago.“It’s the media who love statistics,” said Van Dijk. “The reality is we have nothing at the moment. We want to continue to do well and there’s still plenty of room for improvement.”Saturday’s match-winner Georginio Wijnaldum said Liverpool’s scratchy win at Sheffield United was an example of the progress being made under Klopp.Last season, when they missed out on a first top-flight title since 1990 by a single point, Liverpool drew seven matches, which included games against West Ham, Leicester and Everton.“You see we make progression with what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “Back in previous years we had to play good to win the games. Now we play bad and still win games.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: LiverpoolLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed the five-point lead they hold over title rivals Manchester City as irrelevant so early in the season.Jurgen Klopp’s side briefly extended their advantage to eight points after beating Sheffield United 1-0 in the early kick-off on Saturday but City beat Everton to reduce the gap.Even though Liverpool have a 100 percent record from their opening seven matches, Van Dijk stressed nobody inside the dressing room was giving it a second thought.The Reds know from recent experience that the situation can change quickly. They had a seven-point lead over City before the two met at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, only to lose as Pep Guardiola’s side began their fightback.“It’s far too early. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come,” said the Netherlands captain after Liverpool registered their 16th successive Premier League victory.“There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us. We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that.“Everyone realises that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly.”last_img read more

Yorkshire close in on senior championship

first_img12 Oct 2017 Yorkshire close in on senior championship Tags: County Championships, Mens, Senior Yorkshire edged closer to victory in the English Senior men’s County Championship when they battled to a 2-1 lead over Warwickshire after this morning’s foursomes. In the other match, Sussex also lead Gloucestershire 2-1.For much of the morning at Goswick Golf Club, Northumberland, it looked as though Warwickshire would be ahead at the lunchtime break. But Yorkshire’s final pair of Garry Cuthbert and Peter Ward grabbed their point with gritty play over the closing holes.They were 1 down after 15 but managed to win 16 and 17 to get ahead and, after Warwickshire’s birdie attempt slid by on 18, they finished 1up.Andy King and Mark Lawson (pictured) had already won 2/1 for Yorkshire, while Warwickshire’s point was scored by Tony Allen and Martin Fell. They were always in front and although their opponents reduced their lead from four holes to two with a couple of birdies on the back nine, they won 3/1.Yorkshire need to win or halve the match to secure their first victory in this championship and 2.5 points from the singles will see them over the line. However, if they’re beaten, the result will be decided on countback and Sussex are keeping their fingers crossed for this outcome.So their mission today is to win as many games as possible and they were rewarded with two big wins this morning. Martin Galway and Malcolm Cawte wasted no time as they powered to an 8/7 win with an impressive display of par golf.Behind them, Colin Jones and Doug Park raced to the turn and a 4up lead with the help of three birdies. Steady play as they turned for home gave them a comfortable 5/4 win.Gloucestershire’s Michael Jarvis and Vernon Chappell kept their team in touch with a strong finish. They didn’t get ahead in the game until the 14th, but once there they surged forward, winning the 15th with a birdie two and closing out the game with a winning par on 17.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Rocket’s Red Glare No Longer Slated for July 4 in …

first_imgBy John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – First it was Red Bank. Then Rumson followed suit. Now Sea Bright officials have decided to cancel the town’s annual fireworks display.Borough Councilman Marc Leckstein announced plans earlier this week to forego the 2012 edition of the Fourth of July fireworks display.Leckstein, speaking at Tuesday’s council meeting, said the decision to cancel was based on recommendations from borough Police Chief John Sorrentino.“It’s not the funding issue,” Leckstein said. “It’s a manpower issue.”Last month council members and Sorrentino said they would have to do some last-minute brainstorming about this July’s fireworks.Borough officials were concerned with the decision in Feb­ru­ary by officials in Red Bank and neigh­­boring Rumson to cancel their respective fireworks.Red Bank’s annual July 3 Kaboom! Fireworks on the Navesink had become the largest fireworks show in the state, drawing more than 100,000 people to town, causing local police and emergency services to have to reach out to Monmouth County and neighboring communities for additional support and security resources.The organizers of the Red Bank show decided to abandon their plans this year as each year the cost rose and logistics got more complicated to support the event.Red Bank’s show generally cost about $300,000 with no taxpayer dollars allocated for support.Rumson’s fireworks, while smaller, had been done in coordination with Red Bank’s, by the same company. But when Red Bank officials nixed the display, Rumson officials followed suit, saying they feared larger than usual crowds with a further drain on costs and resources.With those two municipalities out of consideration, Sorrentino had asked for the council’s support for additional manpower as the small shorefront community could be­come the next go-to spot in the area for those intent on seeing Independence Day fireworks.“To be honest with you, we don’t know how big it’s going to be,” Sorrentino said last month.Sorrentino had been reaching out to neighboring communities and to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, seeking assistance.Sorrentino was on vacation this week and unavailable for comment, but Leckstein said the chief was not having luck finding departments that could commit officers that night to help Sea Bright.The sheriff’s, too, had to decline any additional manpower. It is already assigned to assisting Long Branch for its display that night.Sea Bright has been having a fireworks display since the early 1990s, Sorrentino recalled.Last year, the borough was operating at “full capacity” with the crowds and traffic the event generated, Sorrentino said last month.Traditionally, the borough had 12 to 15 officers on duty the night of the fireworks. Emergency services and volunteer firefighters also were available. The council in the past had spent about $12,000 to cover police overtime, public works department employee salaries, portable restrooms and public entertainment.This year the governing body agreed to increase that amount to about $20,000.The cost of the actual fireworks, however, was covered by the area beach clubs.The council also agreed to solicit private donations to help defray costs and to ensure the event’s continued success. The borough already received donations from a beach club and a local marina.“It wasn’t going to cost the taxpayers a cent,” Leckstein said of this year’s event. But, “obviously, it’s a public safety issue.“We’re committed to have it happen next year,” he said.Having additional officers for what could be an exceedingly large event is “critical,” observed Red Bank Police Chief Stephen McCarthy. “Without those additional out-of-town officers we would not be able to fulfill our mission to try and keep everyone safe,” he said.In Red Bank’s case, it literally tripled its entire force (with 41 officers) for the night of the fireworks, drawing from as many as 12 towns and county law enforcement, NJ Transit and sometimes New Jersey State Police resources, according to McCarthy and Captain Darren McConnell.“It’s literally months in the planning,” McConnell said.“I understand their concerns,” McConnell said of Sea Bright. “Without a number of outside agencies helping them – if they draw anywhere near the crowd we draw – they would have significant policing issues.”last_img read more

REDDAM RACING’S HOMEBREDS FOUND MONEY & MRAZEK DOMINATE $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE AS O’NEILL-TRAINED PAIR RUN 1-2; RIDDEN BY NAKATANI, FOUND MONEY WINS BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:04.24

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2015)–Reddam Racing’s homebred sons of Square Eddie dominated Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the Doug O’Neill-conditioned twosome of Found Money and Mrazek ran 1-2, with Found Money proving best by 1 ¾ lengths under Corey Nakatani. Out of the General Meeting mare Chanel My Belle, Found Money covered 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.24.“This absolutely makes me feel proud,” said J. Paul Reddam, who along with his wife, Zillah, keeps 35 broodmares in California. (Reddam Racing has won seven races at the current stand with homebred 2-year-olds–with five of them by Square Eddie). “I’m telling you, Ed Freeman did a great job preparing these 2-year-olds and that’s a big part of this. Plus, we did believe in the stallion, Square Eddie…He’s on fire right now and there are more coming that we’re excited about.”Off at 9-2 in a field of six, Found Money, who was lapped on his stablemate into and around the far turn, paid $11.80, $6.00 and $4.00. A first-out California-bred maiden special weight winner here going 4 ½ furlongs on May 15, Found Money is a perfect two for two, and with the winner’s share of $75,000, he more than doubled his earnings to $108,600.“Going into the race we thought Found Money might be pushing the pace and Mrazek would be sitting in the garden spot and maybe make a move, but lo and behold, here we are one-two down the backside,” said O’Neill. “We’ve got all kinds of options for future races. I think it’s exciting. I think they’ll both stretch out. I think they’ll (like) turf. The sky’s the limit…We’ve just got to keep them sound and there are a lot of fun things ahead.”Nakatani, who also rode Grade I stakes winner Square Eddie, was understandably pleased with Found Money’s effort.“What a tremendous horse,” he said. “We felt my horse, Found Money, was quicker than his stablemate and we got away great. There wasn’t too much heat on the inside, so he was able to be comfortable. It’s a tribute to Doug and his team because this horse is like an old pro. He made my job pretty easy.”Breaking from the rail with Mario Gutierrez, Mrazek finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of longshot Xingontothebone. Off at 7-2, Mrazek paid $5.60 and $3.60.Breaking from the far outside, Xingontothebone was caught four wide off the turn for home and proved third best under Edwin Maldonado. Off at 18-1, he finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Swiss Minister and paid $4.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.18, 45.26 and 57.50.last_img read more

Donegal campaigner’s delight as county gets new wheelchair accessible bus route

first_imgThe National Transport Authority has announced it is to add 40 new wheelchair accessible buses to rural routes including Donegal. The news has been welcomed by local disability campaigner Vicky Matthew who has been campaigning for a route from Ballyshannon in recent months.The Donegal woman had launched a petition calling for routes to be updated and is due to hand it to TDs at Leinster House next week. Vicky had revealed how she would be prevented from attending college in Sligo from SeptemberShe told him she aims to attend college in Sligo in September if Bus Éireann could not provide a wheelchair-accessible bus from Ballyshannon.However, the NTA has now revealed that 40 new wheelchair accessible buses are to be rolled out – the first of which comes to Donegal in August.The buses are due to be delivered by August. The NTA said Bus Éireann is also working on a ‘number of accessibility projects nationwide.’ Ms Matthew told Newstalk: “This means that me personally, I am going to be able to go to college,” she said.“But it doesn’t stop here. The petition is for wheelchair-accessible public buses on all routes nationwide so next week, I will be going up to the Dáil to hand this to the Minister for Transport.”She thanked everybody who has been involved with her campaign and signed or shared her petition.She said the campaign helped her raise her voice to “be heard that wheelchair accessible buses are a basic human right.”“I am grateful,” she said. “Today is a big step forward for people with disabilities getting the services they need.” “Please keep signing and sharing the petition. I will keep campaigning until every wheelchair user in the country is able to access public buses but today is a victory.“Thank you everybody.”The change has been welcomed by Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle and Independent candidate for Donegal Electoral Area Valerie McNulty.Deputy Pringle said: “I’m delighted to see that after much campaigning particularly by activist Vicky Mathews that Bus Eireann have finally responded to the needs of people with disabilities. This is an important development as people with disabilities who live in rural Ireland suffer disproportionately from a lack of public transport.” Valerie McNulty also welcomed the news saying: “I worked hard alongside Thomas Pringle to get an answer from the relevant authorities for a number of months now on this issue. This move is setting a precedent for other areas to follow so that all barriers for people will disabilities can be removed.”“I look forward to the rolling out of the buses this August in time for the start of the new college year and will keep the issue of accessible transport on the agenda going forward” concluded McNulty.Donegal campaigner’s delight as county gets new wheelchair accessible bus route was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyshannonbus eireannbus routeDisabilitydonegalViky Mathewswheelchairlast_img read more

Govt, FNB leg-up for entrepreneurs

first_img19 August 2013 First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in a world-first initiative that enables South African entrepreneurs to register a new business and open a corporate bank account simultaneously, and practically instantaneously. Speaking at the launch of the initiative in Johannesburg on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies described it as “a public-private partnership in the true sense of the term, where government and the bank partnered to offer its different products to their mutual customer through an integrated process. “This FNB partnership is one of a number of initiatives that we are implementing to reduce red tape for SMMEs [small, medium and micro enterprises] and promote efficiencies for end-users,” Davies said. The CIPC is a public agency reporting to the Department of Trade and Industry. Entrepreneurs who wish to open a corporate bank account can now register their companies through FNB’s online facility at no additional charge than the CIPC’s prescribed fees. “The process is instantaneous and will reduce red tape, improve service delivery … and will improve the integrity of the register, as well as reduce the turnaround time, which is dependent on the speed at which the entrepreneur provides the bank with its ‘know your customer’ documentation and payment for the service,” CIPC commissioner Astrid Ludin said in a statement. The CIPC will rely on FNB to conduct identity verification and confirm residential information prior to registration of an enterprise, as required by the Companies Act and the Financial Intelligence Centre Act. As soon as this is done, applicants’ data will be sent to the CIPC for validation. Once the data is validated and the customer registered with the CIPC, payment will take place. Entrepreneurs will be charged the exact fee of R125 for a company registration, excluding the name reservation, as outlined in the regulations of the Companies Act, and the process is practically instantaneous, with no need for mailing documents, standing in queues or waiting weeks for certificates. According to FNB and the CIPC, the two have been collaborating for the past 18 months on developing innovative approaches like this “with the express aim of easing the administrative burden businesses are currently faced with. “The automated approach to the account opening and registration is a world’s first.” “SMMEs are important for our economy,” Sanjeev Orie, head of products for FNB Business Banking, said on Monday. “The vast majority of business owners, whether they are starting up a new company or expanding an existing one, need practical support, guidance and assistance in the administrative, compliance and day-to-day operational function of their companies. “This innovative partnership is a first in South Africa and will benefit big and small businesses in many ways,” Orie said. “Business clients can now focus on their core functions instead of getting bogged down in time-consuming administrative and compliance responsibilities.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Turning point in Australia vs Pakistan World Cup match

first_imgAsad Shafiq’s timely 46 was the turning point in the Australia versus Pakistan World Cup tie at the R Premedasa Stadium in Colombo.Pakistan needed just 177 runs to win, but the Aussies are known to defend even the lowest of totals with gusto. And that’s what they did when paceman Brett Lee scalped Pakistan openers Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal early. Pakistan were 42/2 when Akmal departed.But, Shafiq stayed on batting relentlessly to score a dogged 46. He even forged two partnerships on the way. First with Younis Khan putting 53 runs for the third wicket and then with Umar Akmal putting 41 runs for the fifth wicket.Finally, when Shafiq fell in the 32nd over, Pakistan were just 38 runs away from victory and Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq helped the team to victory with 178/6 on board in the 41st over.Man-of-the-Match Umar Akmal won the Man-of-the-Match award for his unbeaten 44.last_img read more

9 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: I’m not going to talk about the Ajax player

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: I’m not going to talk about the Ajax playerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is tightlipped on their interest in Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.Guardiola says the competition in the transfer market is big and players normally choose Real Madrid and Barcelona faster than City. City must therefore be “fast and efficient”.Asked about competing for De Jong, Guardiola continued: “The club knows that it has become more expensive for all clubs. It is what it is. “But I’m not going to talk about the Ajax player, because he is an Ajax player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img