Lady Bulldogs Sweep Battle With Lady Knights

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs continued their winning ways against South Dearborn 35-10 to improve to 4-0 on the season.They Bulldogs jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.   Leading the way in scoring was Makayla Granger (9 points) and  Ashlee Cornn (8 points), followed by Timbre Davies (6 points), Emma Weiler (4 points), and Megan Meyer/Jadyn Harrington/Ava Hanson/Tiffany Hawker with 2 points each.The girls will be on the road this Saturday at 10 am @ Columbus Northside.  Good luck and Go Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs improved their seasonal record to 4-0 with a 46 to 26 victory over the South Dearborn Lady Squires last night.An aggressive, ball-hawking defense lead to many South Dearborn turnovers that the Lady Bulldogs convert into points. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead in scoring by Ashley Nobbe with 22. Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Carley Pride and Breanna Wells with 8 a piece, Calley Kaiser with 6 and Gabby Elston added 2. Sarah Ripperger did not score, but made a huge contribution by playing excellent defense the entire game.The Lady Squires were lead in scoring by Kristen Roark with 9. Other scorers for the Lady Squires were Kyra Labazzo with 5, Bailey Eaves and Breonna Burton each with 4, and 2 points each apiece from Rylee This and Malyia Schnebelt.The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Columbus to play Northside Middle School on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Abilene Speedway hosts Oct. 14-15 Southern Challenge

first_imgABILENE, Texas – Abilene Speedway rolls out the red carpet for four IMCA divisions at its 22nd annual Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge special Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods both for $1,700 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $650 to win.The Modified feature is a 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.An open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Qualifying begins on Friday and Dirt Defender adds to the payout in all four sanctioned divisions.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6 p.m. on Saturday.Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for military with ID, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, and at the www.abilenespeedway.com website.last_img read more

Toland, Dominacki, Blum take IMCA wins at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 29) – The first race night of summer at the Davenport Speedway was an interesting one.  Adding to the excitement was a partial loss of power, two-thirds of the way through the racing program.The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature went green, white, checkered again. Rob Toland collected his second win of the season in the division. Toland got out front early and held the lead the rest of the way to the checkers. A dandy three-way battle for second went to Chuck Hanna, with Matt Ryan taking third.Bob Dominacki took home the trophy in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. The win was Dominacki’s first point victory at Davenport since 2014. He took the lead after a lap 15 restart and had to hold off Toland and Mitch Morris down the stretch for the win. Morris ended up second with Toland third.The Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Keith Blum take win number three of the season. Mike Haines and Doug Burkhead were battling for the lead when Blum passed both on the high side. Burkhead recovered to finish second. Randy Lamar took third.last_img read more

IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day for Southeast Indiana Region

first_imgSoutheastern, IN – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels today in the following area:• Southeast Indiana – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and WashingtonIDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone while remaining safe during the COVID-19 health crisis by making changes to daily habits. You can:• Walk, bike, or work from home when possible• Combine errands into one trip• Avoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.• Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 seconds (e.g., at a bank or restaurant drive-thru)• Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or aboveAir Quality Action Days are in effect from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on the specified date. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.IDEM examines weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts, visit www.SmogWatch.IN.gov.Ground-level ozone is formed when sunlight and hot weather combine with vehicle exhaust, factory emissions, and gasoline vapors. Ozone in the upper atmosphere blocks ultraviolet radiation, but ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.last_img read more

Gopperth heading to Leinster

first_imgReigning European champions Leinster have announced the signing of Newcastle fly-half Jimmy Gopperth. Press Association Gopperth, 29, has scored more than 700 points for Newcastle. He played Super Rugby with the Blues and Hurricanes in New Zealand before heading to England. Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt said: “We are delighted that Jimmy has put pen to paper on a deal. “We believe that he will be an excellent foil for Ian Madigan, bringing added depth and experience to the out-half position when he joins this summer. “Even though Newcastle have struggled in recent years, he has been a hugely consistent performer during his time in England, where he won back-to-back Premiership Golden Boot awards.” Newcastle rugby director Dean Richards added: “Jimmy has been a fantastic servant for the club, and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future. “In the meantime, Jimmy is fully focused on helping Newcastle achieve its goal of gaining promotion back to the Premiership. “By moving to Leinster, Jimmy will get the opportunity to play Heineken Cup rugby next season.” center_img The New Zealander has agreed a two-year deal and will move to Dublin from the Championship club this summer. Leinster’s move for Gopperth comes after current number 10 Jonathan Sexton secured a lucrative switch to French club Racing Metro, starting next season. last_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ soccer team tops Hermon, falls to Old Town

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team earned its first victory of the season Thursday evening with a 3-0 triumph over Hermon at Del Luce Stadium.Junior Tulas Weaver scored two goals for Ellsworth, which also got one from senior Sam Holler in the win. Juniors Oscar Howe and Pascal Poirier had one assist each for the Eagles.Ellsworth was back in action Tuesday and fell 3-1 on the road in a Class B North showdown against Old Town (1-3). Weaver provided the goal for the Eagles, who fell to 1-3 with the loss.The Ellsworth girls fell 1-0 at home to Hermon on Wednesday, but the Eagles bounced back Monday with a 7-1 road win over Old Town (0-2-1). Sophomore Paige Sawyer had a hat trick for Ellsworth (2-2), which also got goals from Abby Bland, Samantha Carter, Morgan Clifford and Addi Laslie.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoth Ellsworth teams will host Maine Central Institute on Saturday, Sept. 21, with the girls playing at 11 a.m. and the boys concluding the doubleheader at 1 p.m. The boys will then play Foxcroft (road game at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23) and George Stevens Academy (home game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25), and the girls will host GSA at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.last_img read more

Football News Liverpool crush Arsenal 5-1 to extend lead in Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur lose

first_imgLiverpool: Liverpool extended their Premier League lead to nine points as Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick hammered Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield, while Tottenham’s title challenge crumbled in a 3-1 home defeat to Wolves. Manchester City could cut Liverpool’s lead to seven points when they look to stop a recent slump at Southampton on Sunday, but ahead of their trip to the Etihad on January 3, Jurgen Klopp’s men currently look well on course to deliver a first league title since 1989/90. “For sure Tottenham’s result people out there reacted, but not inside the dressing room where they were completely concentrated on the match and not allowed to have that influence on our game,” said Klopp. “That is how I want the team to stay which is to be concentrated, nothing else.”     Liverpool even overcame a rare deficit on home soil as for the first time this season after they trailed in the league at Anfield when Ainsley Maitland-Niles swept Arsenal into an 11th minute lead. However, the hosts were level within three minutes and 4-1 up by half-time as Firmino struck twice in two minutes before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah’s penalty made the points safe before the break. Read More | Liverpool seal top spot in Premier League ahead of ChristmasSalah then passed up the chance to move out in front as the league’s top scorer after drawing level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane on 13 as he allowed Firmino to take Liverpool’s second penalty of the evening 25 minutes from time to complete the Brazilian’s hat-trick. Read More | Manchester City beat Leicester 3-1, progress to semi-finalSpurs stumble  Tottenham had surged ahead of City into second place after smashing 11 goals past Everton and Bournemouth in the previous six days, but ran out of steam at Wembley as Wolves scored three times in the final 18 minutes.           A wonderful moment of individual skill from Kane put Spurs on course for a sixth straight league when  he cut inside onto his weaker left foot, but still produced a powerful drive from 20 yards that beat Rui Patricio midway through the first half.               However, much has been made of Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino’s ability to extract the most from a stretched squad and Spurs finally looked like a side jaded by competing on four fronts in the final stages.”We have had a very good run in the last few weeks and to keep that level is difficult,” said Pochettino. “I think we started to pay for the effort in the other games. We are not machines.”The comeback began when Willy Boly rose highest to meet Joao Moutinho’s corner to equalise. As the hosts pressed for a winner, Wolves broke in numbers and Raul Jimenez put the visitors in front six minutes from time before Helder Costa raced clear to score his first Premier League goal.            “I want to kill him”        Fulham are now just a point away from safety after Aleksandar Mitrovic saved Aboubakar Kamara’s blushes, but not the wrath of manager Claudio Ranieri. The Frenchman ignored Ranieri’s orders to let Mitrovic take a late penalty with the scores still tied a 0-0 and saw his effort saved by Jonas Lossl. “I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties,” said Ranieri. “It is unbelievable, he did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right.       “I want to kill him, that is normal when one man takes a ball, only because he scored the last penalty (against Manchester United). It should be Mitrovic, that is it.”                A missed penalty was also the turning point at the King Power where Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge saved James Maddison’s spot-kick for Leicester. And Cardiff snatched a first away win of the season in stoppage time when Victor Camarasa unleashed a rocket to move the Welsh side four points clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory. Brighton also boosted their survival chances by beating Everton 1-0 thanks to Jurgen Locadia’s solitary goal. Newcastle are also four points above the drop zone after they were denied a vital three points by Abdoulaye Doucoure’s late equaliser for Watford in a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road after Salomon Rondon had opened the scoring. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

AP source says Yankees-Phillies game has been postponed as Marlins deal with coronavirus outbreak while in Philadelphia

first_imgAP source says Yankees-Phillies game has been postponed as Marlins deal with coronavirus outbreak while in Philadelphia Associated Press July 27, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPHILADELPHIA (AP) — AP source says Yankees-Phillies game has been postponed as Marlins deal with coronavirus outbreak while in Philadelphia.last_img

Welcome to the Big Ten

first_img[media-credit name=”Andy Fate” align=”alignright” width=”336″][/media-credit]With the holiday season in full swing, families are gathering to spend some quality time together, but there’s one extended family that’s getting to know each other for the first time this winter: the Big Ten hockey family. After battling Minnesota two weekends ago in its first-ever Big Ten hockey series and hosting Penn State this past weekend in the Kohl Center’s Big Ten debut, Wisconsin has now seen the two completely different sides of new conference realignment.The juxtaposition of the Minnesota and Penn State series in a way symbolizes how the new era for Wisconsin hockey, and college hockey as a whole, will hold. There’s the old, bitter rival Minnesota, and then there’s the new, unfamiliar Penn State. In between, there’s Michigan and Michigan State that were once regulars on the Badgers’ schedule but haven’t been seen in several years. Finally, there’s Ohio State, which has been almost nonexistent in the scope of Badgers’ hockey history, even though the Buckeyes and Badgers played quite frequently in the late 60s.However, whether old or new, familiar or unfamiliar, the six teams in the Big Ten are all opening a new chapter of college hockey and new relationships with one another. Although Wisconsin has seen two teams from the Big Ten already, it’s time to take a deeper look at what to expect from these teams over the coming months and years as the new relationships are forged.MinnesotaOne of the most important ties, at least for Wisconsin, is to Minnesota, one resembling that of a divorced couple. Not only are the two constantly fighting over something —  presumably recruiting ground in the two states — but they’re just a little too familiar for either to get comfortable. Then again, saying Minnesota and Wisconsin are familiar would be an understatement, as the two squads have met 268 times dating all the way back to the first game in 1922 — the first season hockey was recognized as a varsity sport at both schools. The two played every year until 1935, but then didn’t meet again until the 1964-1965 season, a year after the modern era of Wisconsin hockey began. In the pre-modern and modern eras alike, Minnesota has all but dominated the series, holding a commanding 159-88-21 series lead over Wisconsin all-time, although 37 of those wins did come before the modern era.Now, after four mediocre seasons from 2007-2011, Minnesota has returned to its place near the top of college hockey over the last two seasons under head coach Don Lucia, who is in his 15th year at the helm. This year looks to be even brighter for the Golden Gophers, currently ranked second in the nation with an 11-2-2 overall record and 3-0-1 Big Ten record. Lucia won back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003. A third into this season, his team certainly looks like a championship contender both nationally and in the Big Ten, despite the fact the Gophers were picked to finish second in the conference, behind Wisconsin.The Gophers are led by solid goaltending from sophomore Adam Wilcox, who set the school record with a 1.88 goals-against-average last season after starting 38 games. This year, Wilcox is 10-2-2 with a 2.18 goals against average (GAA) and a .924 save percentage. On the offensive end, the Gophers are no slouch either, with eight players having scored 10 points or more only 15 games into the season, including leading scorer Sam Warning, who has 20 points on five goals and 15 assists.MichiganWhile the relationship with Minnesota is like that of a feuding couple, the one with with Michigan more closely resembles a sibling rivalry. Michigan has played the role of big brother, and dominated college hockey with six national titles in the late 40s and early 50s. When Wisconsin rejoined college hockey, the two began duking it out for bragging rights, and although the Badgers trail the all-time series 64-52-8, they won the only national championship matchup in 1977.The Badgers and Wolverines haven’t faced off against each other since the last year of the College Hockey Showcase in 2010, but have otherwise been frequent competitors in a series that also dates back to 1922. Michigan was actually a member of the WCHA from 1959-1981 and played Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan State within the WCHA during those years to determine a Big Ten champion (Wisconsin won five “Big Ten” championships). But after the 1981 season, Michigan made the move to the now defunct Central Collegiate Hockey Association where it won 11 conference titles and nine conference tournaments. Yearly meetings between the two schools resumed with the start of the College Hockey Showcase in 1993, in which Wisconsin and Minnesota played one game each against Michigan and Michigan State in a weekend.Holistically speaking, Michigan is a program that is one of college hockey’s staples, and is led by one of the coaching staples of the game, Red Berenson. In his 30th season as head coach, Berenson has been the force behind Michigan’s success, taking over for a struggling program, turning the Wolverines into a national power and claiming two national titles in the process. Berenson also led his teams to 22 straight NCAA appearances from 1990-2012, the longest streak in college hockey history. After the streak was broken last year, Michigan looks like a typical Berenson team this year and is ranked 3rd in the nation (10-2-1, 2-0).Like the Gophers, the Wolverines have been led by their goaltender, freshman Zach Nagelvoort, who currently has a 1.65 GAA and a .945 save percentage. Offensively, the Wolverines have five players with five or more goals and another five players with 11 points or more. Michigan’s leading scorer JT Compher is also a freshman and has five goals and nine assists on the young season.Michigan StateWhile Michigan State may be Michigan’s sister school, the Spartans are more like cousins to Wisconsin. Similar to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, Michigan State hockey had its beginnings in 1922. But like Wisconsin, hockey was suspended for a time in East Lansing in 1932 and started back up in 1949. The Spartans then joined the WCHA in 1959 and played Wisconsin frequently after the Badgers joined the conference for the 1964-1965 season.  Just like its sister school, though, Michigan State made the leap to the CCHA for the 1981-1982 season and didn’t see the Badgers regularly again until the College Hockey Showcase. Of the 90 all-time games between the programs, the series is the closest of any Wisconsin has with the other Big Ten schools, yet Wisconsin still trails 42-45-3.Interestingly enough, the former commissioner of the CCHA Tom Anastos became the head coach of the Spartans for the 2011-2012 season and is now in his third year. After a 19-16-4 season his first year, Michigan State struggled last year on the way to a 14-26-3 final mark as Anastos tries to right the program and bring it back to national prominence — Michigan State has three national titles all-time, the last coming in 2007. This year’s Spartans (5-8-1, 0-1-1) are a young bunch with 18 players out of 28 total either freshmen or sophomores. In the 14 games so far, the Spartans have struggled defensively yielding 37 goals, while only scoring 35. Jake Hildebrand has seen the majority of the time in the net and in nine games has a 2.54 GAA and a .916 save percentage. Greg Wolfe is the only skater with 10 points or more. He has 7 goals and 5 assists on the year.Ohio StateWhereas the first three teams are the immediate family to Wisconsin, Ohio State is where the memory starts to get hazy, probably because the Buckeyes are like the Badgers’ third cousin twice-removed only seen at weddings and large family gatherings. Although the Badgers and Buckeyes have only met 11 times total dating back to 1965 — Wisconsin leads the series 10-1 — the two programs have some interesting connections. Former Wisconsin assistant Mark Osiecki became the head coach of the Buckeyes when he left Wisconsin after the 2009-2010 season, although he was fired this past spring. But the connections actually run deeper, as Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves’ father Cecil is actually credited with starting the Buckeye program that began in 1963-1964.After three average seasons under Osiecki, former Wisconsin player Steve Rohlik, who played at Wisconsin at the same time Badger assistant coach Gary Shuchuk did in the late 80s, took over for the departed Osiecki this season. Ohio State is off to an 8-6 start, despite being swept by Michigan Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 in a home-and-home series to open conference play. The Buckeyes are a very balanced team in terms of eligibility, with 12 underclassmen and 15 upperclassmen. Statistically speaking, Ohio State is just as balanced as 15 different players have scored a goal and four different players have at least 10 points. The goaltender situation continues the balanced mantra with three different netminders having seen time this year. Freshman Matt Tomkins has led the way with eight starts, a 5-3 record and .910 save percentage. Logan Davis has started five games in between the posts and leads all the goaltenders with a 2.21 GAA.Penn StateLast but certainly not least is Penn State, the newbie to the college hockey scene and baby brother of Wisconsin and the rest of the Big Ten in only their second year of competition at the Division I level after spending last year as an independent. Despite having to transition from club hockey last season to DI, the Nittany Lions made the move quite well, finishing with a 13-14-0 record, including a win over Wisconsin in overtime in their last game of the season.However, Penn State is still in the process of phasing out the club players, and with that, the Nittany Lions bring a great deal of youth to the table this season, including 18 players who are sophomores or freshmen. The second year of being a Division I program has proved more difficult this season, and the Nittany Lions head into this weekend with a 3-7-1 record. One of the few ties Penn State has to Wisconsin is their junior Max Gardiner, whose brother, Jake, was a former Badger defenseman currently a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.last_img read more

US Open 2019: Nadal Beats Schwartzman to Reach S’finals

first_imgNadal, 33, will next play Italy’s 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of the men’s semi-finalists – Berrettini, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniil Medvedev – have never played in a Grand Slam final.“To see myself in the situation to lose both breaks in a row was tough, but I’m super happy with the way I accepted the challenge,” Nadal said.“Here I am, semi-finals, it means everything to me.“Physically I’m fine. Today was a heavy day, big humidity, and I sweat a lot. I had some big moments at the end of the second set and beginning of the third, but the last few games I felt good again.”Of his opponent in the semi-finals, Nadal added: “I saw him play. He has big serves, big forehands, and is super confident. He makes big steps forward every week so it will be a big challenge but now is the moment to keep going.”Nadal, who won his 18th Grand Slam with a 12th title at Roland Garros in June, has been considered one of the favourites in New York from the start of tournament, with the other two members of the ‘Big Three’ – Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Federer – also tipped as the men to beat.That has been a familiar pattern over the past decade such has been the trio’s dominance, which shows no signs of changing despite all three men entering their 30s.The past 11 Grand Slams have been won by Nadal, 32-year-old Djokovic or 38-year-old Federer.But the departure of 2018 champion Djokovic, who retired from his last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka with a shoulder injury, and Federer’s quarter-final exit to Bulgarian world number 78 Dimitrov, has given the opportunity for Nadal to make a serious move in the race to be considered the greatest player of all time.If Nadal lifts his fourth title at Flushing Meadows he will move within one of Federer’s tally for the first time.Before thinking that far ahead, Nadal had to see off a courageous challenge from Schwartzman, who levelled from a double break down in each of the first two sets.A strange start saw Nadal race 4-0 ahead before the diminutive Schwartzman, backed by vociferous Argentine support on an atmospheric Ashe, hit back with four straight games of his own.Momentum continued with Schwartzman, who created two break points for a 5-4 lead before the Spaniard dug deep to hold and clinch the opener with another break.Remarkably the same pattern continued in the second set, Nadal moving a double break up before Schwartzman fought back from 5-1 – with a forehand winner after a desperate scramble leaving even his opponent clapping – to level at 5-5.Again Nadal’s nous proved the difference at the crucial moment, taking Schwartzman’s serve in the 12th game with his third set point.With the clock ticking past midnight, swathes of seats became empty in the early part of the third set as some spectators left for home.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open – and move within one of Roger Federer’s tally of 20 Grand Slams – after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium.last_img read more