Bulldogs Battle Eagles In Boys Soccer

first_imgBatesville played Jac Cen Del Thursday at home in a non-conference game tied 0-0.First half Batesville struggled a bit to connect passes on the ground. The ball traveled long and high without the control we desired. We outshot them, but couldn’t get the ball past their keeper. Second half looked better as we were able to pick up the pace of the game and control the ball. We lacked creativity in the final third of the field, resulting in a 0-0 tie.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.Tuesday night the Bulldogs traveled to South Dearborn to face the Knights in one half of a junior varsity match.We didn’t waste much time in asserting our will on the game. With only about 3 minutes gone off the clock, James Kuisel beat a defender and shot the ball near post, past the keeper to make the score 1-0. As the game continued, the Bulldogs had a pretty good hold on the game. With about 21 minutes left on the clock we had a free kick on the opponent’s half, but in the middle 1/3 of the field.Cory Ralston stepped up and hit a deep shot that went over the opposing keeper and into the back of the net to take the score to 2-0. Next it was Calvin Sherwood’s turn to join in on the scoring. With 9:55 left on the clock, he dribbled past a couple guys in the middle of the field and proceeded to shoot far post, past the keeper to make it 3-0. The game would end with this scoreline and the Bulldogs adding another to the win column.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Garrett Price.last_img read more

Township bill faces third reading today

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana House of Representatives will hold the third reading of House Bill 1650 Tuesday.The bill was authored by Batesville Republican and would eliminate three-member township boards and transfer financial oversight to county councils. The law would eliminate about one-third of all townships except for those in Marion County, a point of contention for some.Zimke says the reform effort will cut government spending.Many Hoosiers fear there could be unintended negative consequences relating to some services or rural volunteer fire departments.A pre-legislative session survey done by Republican state representative Randy Frye says 51 percent of District 67 residents want to keep their township boards and 80 percent of those surveyed would it to be decided on the ballot.last_img read more

Floys Short

first_imgFloys Short, 94, of Sunman passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Floys was born Friday, March 13, 1925 in Mallie, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Ann (Campbell) Reynolds.  She married Has “Booker” Short October 4, 1945 and he preceded her in death January 1992.  Floys was a homemaker and attended Little Memory Church, Sunman.  She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, canning, singing, boardgames and visiting with family.Floys is survived by daughters: Brenda Martin of Sunman; Merlene (Danny) Baxter of Moores Hill; Paula (Ron) Clements of Milan; and Cathy Short (Lisa) of Berea, Kentucky; sister Betty Miller of Vandalia, Ohio; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Rhonda Cooke; three brothers; and five sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Jerry Manns officiating.  Burial will follow in Little Memory Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 6-8 PM Thursday, January 2 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Floys to the Donor’s Choice.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Fulham join Eberechi Eze race

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Fulham have joined West Ham and Crystal Palace by showing interest in QPR’s £20 million-rated winger Eberechi Eze.Crystal Palace had a £12 million bid rejected earlier this summer. Fulham, who have turned down a £22.5 million offer from Villarreal for midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, have seen their own bid to sign Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis on loan with view to buy rejected.Palace had a bid worth around £12 million rejected last month as QPR value the 22-year old at £20 million.Eze, who started his career with QPR, enjoyed a superb season in 2019-20, scoring 14 goals in the Championship.Manager Mark Warburton will be desperate to hang on to Eze, who finished just one goal behind teammates Jordan Hugill and Nahki Wells in the club’s top scorers’ list.Meanwhile, former Chelsea full-back, Jordan Aina, 18, is training with Fulham. Tags: Crystal PalaceEberechi EzeFulhamJordan AinaQPR’sWest Hamlast_img read more

SB : SU hopes to build on last year’s experience, win 1st NCAA tournament game

first_imgrjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse softball team was frustrated after less than an inning.Ace pitcher Jenna Caira had been pulled by head coach Leigh Ross after four illegal pitches in the first inning of SU’s opening game of the NCAA tournament against Oklahoma a year ago. It left the Orange with a huge hole to fill.But after fighting with the umpires over identical illegal pitch calls against Caira throughout the Big East tournament a week earlier, Ross was tired of arguing.‘We just couldn’t fight that anymore,’ Ross said in a phone interview. ‘I think we all felt kind of disheartened, you know, that that was how we were going to have to play our game, without our No. 1 pitcher.’One year later, Caira has fixed the problem and is hoping to lead the Orange to a better showing than it had a season ago. Syracuse has transformed from inexperienced underdogs to battle-tested contenders going into the 2011 NCAA tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU (44-11, 15-5 Big East) will take on Louisiana State (38-16, 19-9 SEC) in the NCAA College Station Regional at 5 p.m. Friday in College Station, Texas. The host, No. 16 seed Texas A&M (41-13, 13-5 Big 12), will face Sacred Heart (29-19, 14-6 NEC) in the other regional matchup.For Syracuse, it is the second straight year it will compete in the double-elimination tournament. The Orange was quickly eliminated after losing its first two games to No. 14 Oklahoma and Maryland in regional play last year in College Park, Md. Ross said the experience was ‘a little bit of a shell shock’ for her young team.Stephanie Watts said the team wasn’t expecting to win anything last year at the College Park Regional. The Orange was just excited to be a part of the tournament. But now with all nine starters from that team back SU knows what to expect, and last year’s experience has better prepared the team to earn its first NCAA tournament win in program history.Watts says the focus is on winning games the second time around.‘This year obviously we’re really excited, and we’re ready to actually compete rather than just be excited for just being there,’ Watts said. ‘We’re ready to win.’Before SU’s first tournament to start this season in February, Ross said the team’s goal was to advance to super regionals. To do that, the Orange has to win the regional. And the team has been preparing to face top-level competition all season.SU compiled a 10-6 record against 10 teams that are members of the 2011 NCAA tournament field. Among its opponents were No. 2 Alabama and No. 4 Florida. Though the Orange didn’t beat either Southeastern Conference power, Lisaira Daniels said it was a valuable experience.Daniels, who played at Georgia her freshman season and is currently an outfielder for Syracuse, said the SEC is a tough conference filled with great all-around teams. And Daniels said Louisiana State fits that description.But Daniels is far from intimidated by the Tigers. She points to Louisiana State’s similar RPI rankings to prove it is an even matchup. Louisiana State is No. 25 in the NCAA Women’s Softball RPI rankings. Syracuse is ranked just one spot lower at No. 26.‘They’re not too far ahead of us,’ Daniels said. ‘It’s not like we’re playing an eighth-ranked team. They’re actually right there neck-and-neck with us.’The same wasn’t true a year ago when the Orange played then-No. 16 Louisiana State twice at the Purple and Gold Challenge in Baton Rouge, La. and lost two games by a combined 15 runs.Both teams are different now, though. Ross said she isn’t worried about how SU matches up with Louisiana State. She just wants her team to continue playing with the same confidence driving its current 14-game winning streak.And that requires pitching and defense. Ross said low-scoring affairs are expected in the playoffs and blowouts are rare among a field of quality teams.Ross thinks her team has the right combination to compete. The Orange needs to play defense, score some runs and leave the rest to Caira in the circle.And after facing just four batters at the regional last year, Caira will get her chance to compete this time.‘Now that she’s corrected what (the umpires) needed her to correct,’ Ross said, ‘hopefully, we’ll have no issues with that. And we’re going in there with the attitude of, ‘Let’s beat LSU right off the bat, and let’s make some noise at regionals this time.” Published on May 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

Western Washington head coach Dominguez overcame life-threatening heart ailments, built successful coaching career

first_img Published on February 28, 2013 at 1:27 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Tony Dominguez lay bedridden for two months at Seattle Children’s Hospital. At 14 years old, he was diagnosed with a rheumatic heart condition. At one point, doctors gave him 24 hours to live.Twenty-six years later, Dominguez walked into the Cameron Indoor Stadium as the head coach of Western Washington University for a preseason scrimmage against Duke.Dominguez’s heart condition prevented him from playing basketball, but it didn’t stop him from finding success in coaching it. Dominguez spent 17 years as an assistant coach at WWU before being named head coach this season. He considered stepping down after last season, but just like when he persevered with his health, his determination and persistence was rewarded.“When you look at people who are successful and they tell you the reasons why they’re successful, they’re working as hard as they can and won’t be denied,” Dominguez said. “I kind of feel like I’m that way, as well. When I’m told I’m going to die, I just wasn’t going to be denied life. … You can do anything in life as long as you’re committed to it.”For two months, Dominguez watched children come and go from the hospital. When they left, they weren’t leaving healthy. They were dying. Dominguez survived tests and surgeries, and remained bedridden for three additional months after being released.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe watched Seattle SuperSonics games from his hospital bed and cheered for North Carolina, especially point guard Jeff Lebo.“Basketball was my sanity,” he said.Despite doctors’ pleas, Dominguez returned to the court at Cascade High School. But in 1990, Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers died on the court during a game from an abnormal heartbeat. Dominguez’s coach cut his minutes and forced him to the bench.Dominguez went on to attend Western Washington, where he planned to walk on after a yearlong hiatus. He thought by then, everyone would forget about his health concerns. But that year, WWU’s leading scorer, Duke Wallenborn, died from a congenital heart problem.Dominguez knew it was time to step away.With his competitiveness and love for basketball, it only made sense to coach. He already helped coach a local high school. Vikings head coach at the time, Brad Jackson, said he and Dominguez “ran in the same circles,” and knew him as a student. So, Jackson gave him an opportunity to volunteer.“Coach Jackson was one of the few who looked past all that and gave me an opportunity,” Dominguez said. “I owe him everything.”As an assistant, the two formed a father-son-like relationship. Jackson said the two worked as equals, he didn’t view Dominguez as a typical assistant coach.“In my many years of coaching, I don’t know of anyone that I look at with more respect or feel like they have a better grasp on the game,” Jackson said. “He has an exceptional understanding, not just of the technical part, but the interaction with people and players.”Last year, the Vikings won the Division-II national championship. Dominguez received three Division-I assistant offers, but none seemed like the right fit. He considered moving on from coaching altogether. He needed to clear his mind and think about the future.He took a vacation with his wife and three children to New York City. Standing in the middle of Times Square, Jackson called and said he had accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Washington.It was now Dominguez’s team. The Vikings (25-1, 16-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) began the year 24-0, and look to be in a good position to once again go deep into the NCAA Tournament.But Dominguez’s life journey has made him see the bigger picture, especially at the Division-II level. He wants the players to build character and a sense of togetherness.“Instead of just being egotistical, my way or the highway, win-me-games-or-you’re-out-of-here type of attitude,” Dominguez said. “It’s more of a ‘Let’s take care of each other, let’s make this bigger than just a basketball team.’”Guard Richard Woodworth recalls being on the team bus during the Elite Eight last year when Dominguez began to rap the song “Lean like a Cholo.” He encouraged the team to dance and sing along.Dominguez has been at WWU for more than 20 years, but doesn’t talk about his heart condition much. He embraces the past but doesn’t reflect on it.“He could talk about that all the time and share his story and make people, not necessarily feel bad, but try to get some extra recognition because he went through this whole situation,” Woodworth said. “But he doesn’t do that.“That’s what I respect a lot about coach is it’s not about the awards and the recognition, it’s just about basketball.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s lacrosse grinds out road wins over Colorado, Denver

first_imgThe seventh-ranked Women of Troy dodged two tough teams on the road against Colorado and Denver, prolonging their undefeated record. They are now one of two teams in the nation without a loss. The Trojans (13-0, 7-0 MPSF) initially faced off against Colorado Friday and were triumphant in a long battle that ultimately came down to a game-winning goal by junior attacker Cynthia Del Core in the final 16 seconds, resulting in a 9-8 Trojan victory. “We all just looked at each other and we have a lot of trust in each other and we know that even in a close game, if we stick together we can pull out a W,” senior defender Courtney Tarleton said. “I think the biggest thing is not over-thinking any play and just working together the whole time.”Unlike previous contests in which the Trojans led their opponents by a high margin, this game remained neck and neck for the majority of competition with the score tied 5-5 at the half. Five minutes into the second half, the Buffaloes sent a shot into the back of the net to give them a one-goal advantage. With 14:48 remaining, the Trojans countered and regained an 8-7 lead with a pair of goals from senior midfielders Kelsey Dreyer and Amanda Johansen. However, Colorado’s Johnna Fusco rebounded with her third goal of the game to tie the score at eight all. At this point it came down to confidence. “The biggest thing was having confidence throughout and not getting away from the things that we’ve been doing all season and making sure that no matter what the score, to just stay confident and stick to our game plan and continue to do the things that we’ve been doing all season,” head coach Lindsay Munday said.  Following a thirteen minute defensive battle, Del Core executed for the Trojans sending a shot into the back of the net to grant the Trojans their 12th win of the season. Despite the USC victory, the Buffaloes in fact recorded more draw controls and ground balls.“Colorado is a really great team and they were really patient and had a good gameplan coming in,” Munday said. “They beat us on the 50-50 category in draw controls and ground balls so they had more opportunities because they had the ball more. That was something we really wanted to focus on going into Denver, making sure we win those 50-50 categories so we have more opportunities than the other team.With 12 wins under their belts the Women of Troy faced another strong opponent in Denver, winning 9-6 to maintain their undefeated streak. Junior attacker Michaela Michael grounded the team on offense scoring 3 goals to go along with two assists, five draw controls and three ground balls. Michael has scored 3 goals for the seventh time in her career and had her 23rd career game with 3 or more goals. In addition to a forceful offense, the Trojan defense maintained a strong front, highlighted by a solid performance by sophomore goalie Gussie Johns who had five saves and a ground ball. “The biggest thing was being in some uncomfortable positions that we weren’t in so far this season,” Munday said. “Both teams challenged us in really different ways and there were times where our confidence could have been tested.  That’s really a testament to the girls that they stay true to the things that we’ve been doing and that they stay confident no matter what.” The Trojans next hit the road Friday April 15th to face No. 13 Northwestern and No. 5 Notre Dame on Monday April 18th.last_img read more

IAAF appears set to lose major sponsor

first_imgAdidas is seeking to break its contract four years early, following the doping scandals that have rocked the sport.Due to a deal put in place by the son of former president Lamine Diack, a marketing firm by the name of Dentsu would bear the cost of a sponsor’s withdrawl, not the governing body.last_img

FA Cup Final place up for grabs

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay A loss for Arsene Wenger’s side would add further pressure on the manager, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.Kick off at Wembley is at 3pm.While, in the Premier League it’s a hugely important day in the race for a Top 4 finish.First up at 2.15pm Burnley play host to Manchester United side who have been rocked by long-term injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rojo.The pair both suffered cruciate knee ligament injuries in the Europa League win over Anderlecht midweek.Then at 4.30 their arch rivals Liverpool are in action as they take on an in-form Crystal Palace at Anfield.Finally, In Scotland there’s an Old Firm Derby to decide the pairing for this year’s Scottish Cup final.Celtic take on Rangers at Hampden Park with kick off at 12pm.The winners play Aberdeen after they defeated Hiberian 2-1. There’s plenty of soccer action across the water today.This afternoon the second FA Cup final place is up for grabs as Arsenal take on Manchester City.The competition represents the final chance for both sides to win a trophy this season – the winners take on Chelsea who beat Tottenham 4-2 in yesterdays other semi final.last_img read more

Caribbean Athletes in Winning Form Ahead of World Championships

first_imgLONDON – Several Caribbean athletes continued to look impressive in track and field events as the IAAF World Championships in Doha draw near.Taking their place on the winners’ podium at last weekend’s Muller Grand Prix Diamond League in Birmingham, England were Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Ubio on the women 200 meters, Jamaicans Omar McLeod in the men 110-meter hurdles, Danielle Williams in the women 110 meters hurdles. Yohan Blake in the men 100 meters and Akeem Bloom field in the men 400 meters.McLeod’s win was very significant as the defending 100m World Championship hurdler has been struggling to find his form this season. McLeod, who recently changed coaches and is now based in Florida under the guidance of coach Rana Reider won the event at the Birmingham event in 13.21 seconds to beat American Freddie Crittenden and China’s Xie Wenjun. After winning the race McLeod said he is determined to successfully defend his 100m hurdles championship in Doha.In her victory, Williams equaled the women 110m hurdles meet record 12.46 seconds in beating world record holder Kendra Harrison (12.66 seconds), with Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan third in 12.71 seconds.Blake, who was edged in the semis, won the 100m final in 10.7 secs in a blanket finish with the entire field separated by 100th of a second. He had the same time as second-placed Adam Gemili of England, while Pan American Games champion Michael Rodgers was third in 10.09 seconds.Bloomfield followed up his 400m win in London in July with another win in 45.04 seconds, comfortably ahead of the American Obi Igbokwe (45.53secs) and Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith (45.55secs).Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo extended her two-year unbeaten run in the 200m in a time of 22.24 seconds (0.4m/s) coming from well behind in the last 60 meters to leave British sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith in second place in 22.36 seconds, and Jamaican and Pan-Am Games record holder Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who came out of the blocks very slow, third in 22.50 seconds.last_img read more