Batesville Volleyball Post Season Awards

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgThe 2013 Batesville High School Volleyball Post Season Awards.“C Team”Serving Award – Maddie KetchamBulldog Award – Madeline RobbensJVServing Award – Josie HeidlageBulldog Award – Josie HeidlageVarsityServing Award – Chelsey PaulBulldog Award – Bailey BaumerOffensive player of the year – Katie ThomasDefensive player of the year – Chelsey PaulAll Conference Katie ThomasRylee Goldsmith (2nd Year)Bailey Baumer (MVP, 3 years straight)Some Records of note:Bailey Baumer, a four year starter, will go down in the history books as the current all time leader in Kills (1416), Digs (1294), and Aces (214).  Bailey also holds the season kill mark at 413 kills for a season.  She is a three time EIAC Conference MVP and two time all state player.Katie Thomas set a season assist record at 1158 assists this season.  This puts her 78 assists shy of the all time mark of 1668 career assists.Chelsey Paul set a season dig record this season with 498 digs on the season, placing her second all time in dig with 1208.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more


Lady Wildcats Sweep Knights In Softball

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgHannah Hornsby and Kamryn McCool both hit home runs, and McCool threw a shut out in the circle as the Wildcats powered past the Knights by a final score of 3-0. This game was a battle of the two second place teams in the EIAC who looked to try to stay within shouting distance of East Central who remains undefeated in conference play. With the win Franklin County runs their record to 18-3 on the year and 10-2 in EIAC play. The Wildcats also have now won eleven straight games. South Dearborn falls to 13-8 on the year and 9-3 in EIAC play.The Wildcats got the scoring started early as they struck in the bottom of the first inning. After two ground outs to begin the inning, Kamryn McCool worked a seven-pitch walk to give Franklin County their first base runner of the game. The next at-bat, Hannah Hornsby would drive the 2-2 pitch to straight away center to give the Wildcats the early 2-0 lead.This would prove to be all the offense the Wildcats would need as Kamryn McCool was fantastic for the team inside the circle. McCool threw a complete game shutout going seven innings allowing four hits and striking out fifteen. With the seven innings pitched, McCool became the Wildcats career leader in innings pitched, surpassing the mark set by Maeleea Hundley of 431 1/3 innings pitched from 2007-2010.McCool would then add a run herself in the bottom of the third. McCool would take the 1-2 pitch to right-center field and drive a home run over the fence. This would run the Wildcats lead to 3-1. With that home run McCool passed Brooke Otto to become Franklin County’s career leader in RBIs with 105.Olivia Nagel took the loss for South Dearborn. She surrendered three runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three.Hornsby, Kloe Bolos, Maggie Wendel, and McCool had the four hits for the Wildcats.Franklin County will be back in action on Saturday as the Wildcats head to Greenfield for the Greenfield-Central Invitational. The team’s first two games will be held at the Greenfield-Central Junior High School. The Wildcats first game will be at approximately 11 am against Seymour High School. Immediately following that contest, the Wildcats will take on Mt. Vernon High School. Depending on how pool play goes, Franklin County will either play in a consultation game at 3:30 pm or the championship game at 5:30.Franklin County’s JV stayed in it until the end, but South Dearborn pulled away late in a 10-5 victory on Thursday evening. The game was tied at four with South Dearborn batting in the top of the fourth inning when the wheels fell off for the Wildcats. The Knights would end up scoring seven runs in the inning on five hits with the aid of two Wildcat errors.In the first inning, South Dearborn got on the board first. Sarah Bare threw a wild pitch allowing two runs across the plate for South Dearborn. Bare would rebound in the inning though and strike out three of the next four hitters to end the inning.The Wildcats would rebound in the bottom of the first when Morgan Bare led off the inning getting hit by a pitch. Next, Sidney Wilber smacked a single into center field to make it first and second with nobody out. They would both advance a base on a wild pitch and then with one out, Karlie Hahn would lay down a beautiful bunt down the third base line for a single that scored Bare. Wilber would advance to third. Next, Izzy Hoff would loft a fly ball to left field that was just deep enough to score Wilber from third to tie the score at 2-2.Franklin County would take the lead in the bottom of the third inning when Morgan Bare led off the inning with a walk and then Sidney Wilber smacked a single into center field.It would’ve made it first and third with no one out, but an errant throw by the Knights allowed Bare to score from third and advanced Wilber to sceond base. The next at-bat, Wilber stole third base and the throw from the catcher was off-line, allowing Wilber to score on the play and make the score 4-3 in favor of the Wildcats.The next inning would prove to be too much for the Wildcats to overcome. South Dearborn would send 11 hitters to the plate and score seven runs in the fourth inning.The Knights would take the lead for good when A Lunsford tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs in the inning. After the inning the score was 10-4 and Franklin County would never recover.Willoughby earned the win for South Dearborn. She lasted two innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out three and walking one. Lunsford started the game for South Dearborn. She allowed two hits and two runs over two innings, striking out four and walking zero. M Lewis also threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Bare took the loss for Franklin County. She went five innings, allowing ten runs (seven earned) on nine hits and striking out seven.Franklin County’s JV totaled four hits. Karlie Hahn and Sidney Wilbur each had two hits to lead the team. Morgan Bare also reached base all three times she was up with two walks and one hit by pitch. Bare and Wilber each scored two runs for the Wildcats.South Dearborn had nine hits in the game. Lunsford, H Rudisell, and J Wessel all had multiple hits for South Dearborn.Franklin County’s Junior Varsity will be back in action on Monday as the Wildcats travel to Cambridge City to take on the Lincoln Golden Eagles. First pitch is scheduled to immediately follow the varsity game which begins at 5 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more


World Test C’ship: India continue to lead, England close in on Australia

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON: England could not overtake Australia but have closed the gap with their Ashes rivals in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship points table after the drawn third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.England are on 292 points after the 1-0 series win against the Azhar Ali-led side, only four behind second-placed Australia, with whom they drew a five-match Ashes series 2-2 early in the nine-team championship. The Three Lions have completed four series while Australia have played three so far. England’s other championship engagements saw them beat South Africa 3-1 in a four-match series and the West Indies 2-1 in a three-match series at home last month. Pakistan are fifth with 166 points, 14 behind New Zealand. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in a two-match series and lost both matches of their other completed series against Australia. They won the first match of their two-Test series at home against Bangladesh, with the second match due for a later leg postponed due to Covid-19. India continue to lead the table with 360 points from four series. India and Australia are next slated to take on each other in the four-Test Border Gavaskar Trophy towards the end of the year. (IANS) Also Watch: Working for 15 Years, Not a Single Penny Paidlast_img read more


Aussies edge towards victory despite Shafiq ton

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_imgASAD Shafiq recorded his 10th Test century but Pakistan are just two wickets from defeat against Australia in the first Test despite some admirable second-innings resistance.The tourists started the fourth day70-2 in pursuit of a mammoth target of 490 at the Gabba, but significantly improved on their first-innings effort of 142, Azhar Ali (71), Younis Khan (65) and Mohammad Amir (48) all excelling with the bat.But it was Shafiq who played a starring role, ending the day on 100 not out to help Pakistan to 382-8, standing firm as the wickets continued to tumble around him.Shafiq slashed a shot to deep point to bring up his ton in the final over of the day, which also saw Australia further dent Pakistan’s hopes of an improbable victory as Jackson Bird (3-94) removed Wahab Riaz for 30.A further 75 runs were added to Pakistan’s overnight total by Azhar and Younis before the former saw his stay at the crease ended when he gloved Mitchell Starc (3-97) to Matthew Wade.Misbah-ul-Haq made just five runs from the 34 deliveries he faced and Younis paid the price for attempting a reverse sweep when he top-edged Nathan Lyon (2-100) to slip.Sarfraz Ahmed (24) was then bowled through the gate by Starc, who was involved in something of a spat in the middle with Amir, the tailender serving to frustrate the Australia attack with his seventh-wicket stand of 92 with Shafiq.A full offcutter delivery from Bird eventually ended Amir’s stint at the crease just two runs shy of his half-century, but Australia were cursing their luck when captain Steve Smith dropped Shafiq on 72 off the bowling of Starc.That scare did not change Shafiq’s approach, which remained aggressive as he put on 66 for the eighth wicket with Wahab.Shafiq, who scored just two in the first innings, hit 10 fours and a six in his 140-ball hundred, but Pakistan head into a fifth day in a perilous position after Bird struck with the third ball of the final over.Wahab wafted at a short delivery and Smith was there to atone for his earlier error, edging Australia towards triumph, though Pakistan can have reason to be proud of the defiance displayed in forcing the match to a final day.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71; W. Riaz 4-89, M. Amir 4-97)Pakistan 1st innings 142 (S. Ahmed 59no)Australia 2nd innings 202 for 5 decl (U. Khawaja 74, S. Smith 63)Pakistan 2nd innings (Overnight: 70-2; Target: 490 runs)S. Aslam c Renshaw b Starc 15Az. Ali c Wade b Starc 71B. Azam c Smith b Lyon 14Y. Khan c Smith b Lyon 65Misbah-ul-Haq c Wade b Bird 5A. Shafiq not out 100S. Ahmed b Starc 24M. Amir c Wade b Bird 48W. Riaz c Smith b Bird 30Y. Shah not out 4Extras (lb-4 w-2) 6Total (for 8 wickets, 123 overs) 382Fall of wickets: 1-31 S. Aslam,2-54 B. Azam,3-145 Az. Ali,4-165 Misbah-ul-Haq,5-173 Y. Khan,6-220 S. Ahmed,7-312 M. Amir,8-378 W. RiazTo bat: R. AliBowling: M. Starc 30 – 8 – 97 – 3(w-1),J. Hazlewood 35 – 11 – 78 – 0J. Bird 29 – 6 – 94 – 3(w-1),N. Lyon 26 – 3 – 100 – 2,N. Maddinson 3 – 0 – 9 – 0last_img read more


Dave’s West Indian Imports sponsors GCB U15 Inter-county 50-Over tourney for 5th year

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img– GY $3M sponsorship to cover teams during Inter-county, Regional tourneysBy Clifton Ross THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Dave’s West Indian Imports and Exports continued their relationship for the 5th year as the 2020 Under-15 Inter-county 50-Over Tournament was launched on Monday.Long-time sponsor, Dave Narine, CEO of the overseas-based company, threw almost GY$3M into the youth tournament which will feature the three counties: Berbice, Essequibo, Demerara and a GCB President’s XI team.During Monday’s official launch at the GCB Regent Street Head Office, Board Secretary Anand Sanasie, during his remarks, credited the business for being one of the mainstays of youth cricket development, having donated millions of dollars over the last 4 years to the U-15 cause.“I would like to thank Dave for willingly coming on board because, over the years, some of the players from Guyana senior team have come out of the U-15 levels”, said the GCB secretary.Sanasie added that with the U-15 team doing well over the last five years at the regional level, he hopes that the new batch will perform well and do the same, as he expects keenly contested matches.Territorial Development Officer (TDO), Colin Stuart, said the board has been fully committed to the U-15 tournament, as a number of national senior stars have graduated from the competition over the years and went on to bigger things.Meanwhile, Narine aired his thoughts on continuing to sponsor the youths, saying “It’s a golden opportunity for the GCB to ask to sponsor the kids and I see them as future, that’s why I love sponsoring U-15”, said the sponsor.He continued, “I want to be proud of seeing them do well in the future and know they were a part of the tournament. I’m proud of everyone and I would love to support cricket at all levels”.Narine’s sponsorship will not only cover the Inter-county with regards to branding of team uniforms etc, but it will also cover the National U-15 team when they prepare for the Regional tournament.Meanwhile, the tournament, which will be played under round-robin rules, bowls off on February 16 with reserve dates for the final.last_img read more


Nishikori tests positive for COVID

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img(BBC) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play in the Cincinnati Masters, with the US Open two weeks away.The 2014 US Open runner-up, 30, says he is “feeling well” but will now isolate and get tested again on Friday.Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu have already said they will not compete at Flushing Meadows.“This morning while still in Florida, I got tested for Covid-19 and tested positive,” said the world number 31.“I will have to pull out of the Cincinnati tournament at this time. Me and my team will get tested again on Friday at which point I will have another update.”America’s public health authority states that those who test positive must isolate for 10 days.Under those rules Nishikori’s isolation would end on 26 August, five days before the US Open begins in New York.World number one Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the major, but five-time winner Roger Federer is recovering from knee surgery.Women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty, Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Nick Kyrgios have also withdrawn, while Andy Murray is expected to compete after being granted a wildcard.last_img read more


PL on Citi: Debut win for Jose Mourinho as Spurs beat West Ham 3-2

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgKane opened his account under Mourinho Tags: Jose MourinhoTottenham HotspurWest Ham United ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace For a period of time, it looked like it could have been as big a win as Spurs wanted, but West Ham at least restored some pride in the 73rd minute.Antonio – a half-time substitute – got on the scoresheet with a rifled effort into the bottom corner from Mark Noble’s pass.The hosts, who had been dreadful for so much of the game, looked like setting up a grandstand finish when Declan Rice swept home Sebastian Haller’s header, but VAR ruled that he was offside.Ogbonna did get one back for West Ham with the very last action, scoring from a corner, to skew the scoreline, but this was Spurs’ day.This was Mourinho’s day. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Son and Moura were among the goals Source: Talk Sports RelatedPosts Dele looked much more like his former self The electric Heung-min Son opened the scoring following fine work from Dele Alli, who looked much more like his usual self before Lucas Moura doubled the visitors’ lead on the stroke of half-time.Buried amongst a resurgent performance from Spurs was another truly woeful display by West Ham – and the game continued in that pattern after the break.Following a dreadful miss by Moura, Harry Kane netted his first goal of the new era with a thumping header to put the game to bed.Mourinho will be disappointed that his side took their foot off the gas and offered West Ham a route back into the game when Antonio pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining. Alli played in Son down the left and the South Korean continued his penchant for scoring big goals by firing through the hands of Roberto, though the West Ham goalkeeper should have done better.Spurs had Mourinho producing a knee-slide nine minutes later as they doubled their lead with an impressive goal.Alli did well to keep the ball in, setting Son free at the same time, and the latter’s cross was rammed home at close range by Moura.It was a big afternoon for Moura, who was named in the starting line-up after Mourinho had revealed he tried to sign him when he was in charge of Real Madrid, and he delivered an important goal.Moura had already missed a great chance to add his second by the time Kane made it 3-0 in the 49th minute as the England captain notched his 21st goal of the season for club and country.He was picked out superbly by Serge Aurier’s cross and planted a header in the back of the net to leave Mourinho chuckling on the sidelines. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham reign got off to the perfect start as Spurs beat arch-rivals West Ham 3-2 at the London Stadium.In their first game without Mauricio Pochettino for five-and-a-half years, Tottenham was virtually unrecognizable from the team which had failed to win away from home since January. Mourinho got the response he would’ve wanted from his players They were fortunate for VAR, which disallowed a Declan Rice goal before Angelo Ognonna pulled another goal back just before the full-time as Spurs made a slight mess of their three-goal lead.Nonetheless, the victory shines a positive light on their manager’s big opener and piles some serious pressure on his opposite number, Manuel Pellegrini, who’s future must surely be in doubt following their eighth game without a win.Kane thought he had given them a perfect start inside the opening 10 minutes but he was offside after being played in by Alli.After Son and Moura had gone close Spurs took a deserved lead in the 36th minute after a spell of pressure.last_img read more


Coronavirus: FIFA medical chief Michel D’Hooghe says football should wait until September

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgFIFA Medical Committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe does not believe football should return until September 1 at the earliest.Some leagues, including Germany’s Bundesliga, could be back in action in early May while ‘Project Restart’ could see Premier League games being held behind closed doors in June.The Premier League has been given until May 25 to provide UEFA with their plans to restart the 2019/20 season.France became the latest country to abandon their season on Tuesday, following on from a similar decision in the Netherlands.But D’Hooghe’s opinion is that it is too early to consider players coming into contact with one another, at least while social distancing regulations are in place, and that even significant levels of testing for coronavirus might not be enough.“The world is not ready for competitive football, I hope this can change very quickly and I sincerely hope that. Today you need more patience,” D’Hooghe told Sky Sports News chief reporter Bryan Swanson.“This is the most dramatic situation we have lived in since the Second World War. We should not underestimate it, we must be realistic.“Football can only be possible if contact is possible again. Football remains a contact sport and avoiding contact is one of the first things everyone says is that you should avoid contact.“It’s still about social distancing. Testing is an important point but you have to repeat them. If one of the players becomes positive, you have to put the whole group into quarantine. Is that a solution for a normal competition?“It’s not a matter of money, it’s a matter of life and death. You cannot play in the Premier League when players are obliged to remain two metres from each other. You cannot ask Liverpool to play Manchester when all the players will keep a distance of two metres between them.“Have you ever tried playing football in a mask?! This does not avoid social distancing.“We do not know when it will reach its peak in different countries, it will be different in every country. The solution will only be there the day there is an adequate vaccination programme.”YELLOW CARDS FOR SPITTINGD’Hooghe also feels changes will have to be made to rules and regulations whenever football returns, including yellow cards if players are seen to spit during matches. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more


U.S. Senator Gary Peters Extends the Comment Period to Protect Thunder Bay Sanctuary and other Sanctuaries

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAn extension of the public comment period on the executive order that could lead to the rollback or elimination of 11 marine sanctuaries has been moved to August 14th.Reporter, Star Connor spoke with U.S. Senator, Gary Peters on the details.The executive order that could lead to the rollback or elimination of 11 marine sanctuaries, including Alpena’s very own Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and monuments created or expanded over the past decade has been extended to Monday August 14th.According to Michigan U.S. Senator, Gary Peters there were apparently 1.5 million comments written but only around 400 were shared.In a request to the Trump Administration and the Department of Commerce, Peters was successful with the expansion that was supposed to close on Wednesday, July 26th.Peters said the expansion gives everyone a chance to have their voice heard. Besides making a public comment, Peters said Alpena residents and tourist who love Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary should let their stories be heard. The entire comment actions started after the Trump Administration ordered that the protected areas be open to oil and gas explorations.Peters said he would do everything in his power to make sure that the expansion of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary doesn’t shrink.If you would like to comment to save our very one Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary:  CLICK HERE!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Gary Peters, NOAA, Senator Gary Peters, Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County Fair Hosts First Ever Handi-Capable DayNext Brush Pick Up Reminder for the Week of Aug 7th-11thlast_img read more


MLB to test ‘robot umpires,’ deeper pitching mound in Atlantic League, report says

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgIt appears Major League Baseball has found an outside testing ground for so-called “robot umpires” and a longer distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate.The independent Atlantic League has agreed to make changes to its playing rules at MLB’s request over the next three seasons; Baseball America reported Tuesday that among the changes will be the use of technology to call balls and strikes and a move of the pitching rubber back from its current 60 feet, 6 inches to the plate. It’s not known how far the rubber will be moved. Calls for technology to replace human umpires appear on social media whenever an umpire makes a controversial call behind the plate. The season-long use of technology in the Atlantic League will give the “robot” crowd even more fodder.A “robot ump” has been used twice before in a professional setting: one game each in 2015 and 2016 in the independent Pacific Association. Former major league outfielder Eric Byrnes was the home plate arbiter both times. He voiced the calls that the electronic strike zone produced.The eight-team Atlantic League, which stretches from Connecticut to eastern North Carolina to the Houston suburbs, plays a 140-game schedule from April through September. The league employs a wide range of players, from former major leaguers to career minor leaguers to undrafted players. Among the ex-big leaguers who pitched in the Atlantic League last season: James Russell, Robert Carson, Duane Below, Jonathan Albaladejo and Kyle Davies. Baseball America also reported that the Atlantic League will provide feedback to MLB after each season on the effectiveness of the changes. Neither MLB nor the Atlantic League has confirmed Baseball America’s reporting on “robot umps” or changes to the mound. The two sides said in a joint statement Tuesday that rule changes will be announced in the coming weeks.SN IN 2017: MLB would need to enlist indy league to test robot umps  “The Atlantic League prides itself on innovation,” league president Rick White said in the statement. The league’s most notable innovation has been a series of changes beginning in 2014 to speed the pace of play. The changes have shortened the average time of league games.MLB has implemented its own speed-up policies in recent years, and commissioner Rob Manfred has been trying to get the players association to agree to a 20-second pitch clock at the major league level before he unilaterally imposes it. Pitch clocks have been used in minor league parks since 2015.Moving back the mound has been one of the main suggestions for increasing offense in the majors, along with shrinking the strike zone and forcing relief pitchers to face a minimum of three batters rather than the current one batter.last_img read more