Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis falls to Greensburg High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-3, 6-3 vs. Brett Stringer#2 Singles Brant Ertel 4-6, 2-6 vs. Isaac Tebbe#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 0-6, 1-6 vs. Charlie Pumphrey#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 2-6, 3-6 vs. Ben Duerstock & Sam Bower# 2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 3-6, 0-6 vs. Abe Tebbe & Bryce StringerCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) – West Indies opener Evin Lewis shone as Dhaka Dynamites trounced Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings by 56 runs to capture the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title here yesterday.Playing in the final at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the left-handed Lewis top-scored with 45 as Dynamites, sent in, rallied to 159 for nine off their 20 overs.Fellow left-hander Kumar Sangakkara made 36 but he and Lewis were the only two to pass 20 for the favourites.Seamer Farhad Reza was the best bowler with three for 28 while Sammy picked up a single wicket in an expensive two-over spell which cost 22 runs.In reply, opener Mominul Haque top-scored with 27 and Sabbir Rahman chipped in with 26 but they were only two of three in double figures and the only ones to pass 20, as Kings collapsed to 103 all out off 17.4 overs.West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell could pick up only a wicket each.Entering as the heavy favourites, Dynamites stumbled at the start as they slumped to 42 for three in the seventh over before recovering thanks to a 41-run fourth-wicket stand between Lewis and Sangakkara.Lewis faced 31 deliveries and counted eight fours while Sangakkara struck two fours and a six in a 33-ball knock.When Lewis perished to a catch at short fine leg off Farhad Reza in the 11th over, both Bravo (13) and Russell (8) fell cheaply to leave Dynamites on 113 for six in the 16th over.Sangakkara then kept the lower order together to see Dynamites to a competitive score.In reply, Kings lost Nurul Hasan in the third over for five at 15 for one but Mominul and Sabbir put the run chase back on track with an enterprising 47-run second-wicket stand.Mominul faced 30 balls and counted three fours while Sabbir hit two fours in a 22-ball innings.Once Sabbir was run-out in the 10th over, however, the innings went into decline as Kings lost their last eight wickets for 37 runs.Sammy could only manage six this time around while Windies T20 seamer Kesrick Williams made four before retiring hurt.
A THRILLING double over-time win propelled Marian Academy over Kwakwani Secondary when action in the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG)-organised National Schools Basketball Festival Girls Developmental competition continued on Thursday at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).The 33-32 point victory carried the Georgetown school atop the group and placed them against the weaker St Stanislaus side in the semi-finals, scheduled for this afternoon (16:30hrs) at CASH.Kwakwani Secondary will meet Queen’s College in the other semi-final.In the earlier round, both Marian Academy and Kwakwani registered victories against their opponents (Marian had whipped Saints by an incredible 31-2 margin, while Kwakwani had defeated QC 29-19).In the highly anticipated clash on Thursday Jada Mohan led Marian Academy with 13 points six rebounds while Kelliann Sauers added 10 points and Jahrier Young six points six rebounds.Shania Sears was on fire for the Berbice River school. She dropped 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Support came from J. Trim, who scored six points to go with four boards.QC finished the preliminary rounds in third place after whipping Saints by a score of 23-6.Naiomi Barkoye powered her way to a whopping 16 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Sharay Johnson led Saints with four points.BOYS’ DIVISIONIn the U-14 Boys’ Division, Saints, Kwakwani and President’s College all claimed victories and have booked semi-final spots.The semi-finals are scheduled for this evening, from 18:30hrs. President’s College will meet St Stanislaus before Kwakwani Secondary battle Bishops’ High an hour later.The U-18 men’s final is set for tomorrow at CASH with President’s College set to battle Berbice High from 17:30hrs, before Kwakwani Secondary face New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) from 18:30hrs.All three finals (Girls, Boys U-14 and Boys U-18) will take place next Saturday (July 13).The Festival is sponsored by Edward B. Beharry and Company Ltd, the National Sports Commission, Banks DIH, Exxon Mobil and Bounty Ltd.
Hostilities continue tomorrow at the same venue.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Customs and Gombe Bulls wednesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, recorded win in the ongoing DSTV Final 8 basketball.In the first game, Nigeria Customs got the better of Niger Potters 57-51 in a keenly contested game, in spite of the Potters leading the first quarter.In the second encounter, Gombe Bulls never hide their intention as they took the lead from the first to the fourth quarter to outscore Oluyole Warriors, 73-61.
â€¢The World Cup in 2018 will mark the first time Russia has ever hosted this event.â€¢The 2018 World Cup will be Russiaâ€™s 11th World Cup appearance. Their highest ever finish was 4th place in 1966.â€¢3.2 billion people (almost half of the worldâ€™s population) tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup.â€¢The World Cup has been played 20 times, Brazil holds the most titles with five. Italy and Germany are close behind with four each.â€¢For the first time in the history of soccer, the 2002 World Cup was held in two different countries: South Korea and Japan.â€¢The oldest goal scorer in the World Cup was Roger Milla, who was 42 in 1994 when he scored a goal for Cameroon against Russia.â€¢It is rumored that India withdrew from the 1950 tournament as they were not allowed to play barefoot.â€¢One of the venues for the 2018 World Cup, Fisht Stadium in Sochi, is the same stadium that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games.â€¢The first World Cup was played in 1930. Uruguay was both the tournament host and winner that year.â€¢The World Cup trophy went missing for 7 days in 1966, when it was stolen just prior to the tournament.â€¢The distance between the easternmost host city (Ekaterinburg) and the westernmost host city (Kaliningrad) at the 2018 World Cup is over 1500 miles. For comparison, thatâ€™s about the same distance as Moscow to London, England.â€¢The average attendance per game at the 2014 World Cup was over 53,000 fans!â€¢The highest scoring game in World Cup history was in 1954, when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5.â€¢The Italians have had the most number of draws in World Cup history with 21.â€¢Of all countries that have appeared in the World Cup, Indonesia has played the least number of matches â€“ just one in 1938.â€¢Mexico has the most World Cup losses (25), though they do also have 14 wins and 14 draws.â€¢While 32 teams will qualify for the 2018 tournament, the number will jump to 48 in 2026.â€¢The most goals ever scored by one player in a World Cup match is an impressive five, by Oleg Salenko of Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Anne Dronen and the Badgers will face the Fighting Sioux for the fifth time this season. Dronen has 10 points and 8 assists on the year.[/media-credit]Before every game, senior defenseman Anne Dronen calls her teammates over into a tight huddle by the net and delivers a spirited pregame speech.Friday afternoon in Minneapolis, however, the pep talk will precede a game unlike any other Dronen and the Badgers have played so far this season, as the semifinal round of the WCHA playoffs is single elimination.It’s win or go home.“As the players realize, if you don’t come out and play well, you could be done,” head coach Mark Johnson said.To keep their WCHA Championship dreams alive, Wisconsin must dispose of North Dakota, a team it swept in the four regular season games they played this year.Even though the Badgers had a lot of success against the Fighting Sioux, the players contend things are always different come playoff time.“Nobody’s got anything to lose anymore,” senior winger Kelly Nash said. “Everybody’s season could end every game, so everybody’s potentially playing their last game.”The two teams met in February at the Kohl Center when the Badgers outscored the Fighting Sioux 13-4 over the two game stretch.Wisconsin was able to keep the Lamoureux twins at bay, an offensive tandem many WCHA teams have failed to stop. So far this season North Dakota has beaten top-ranked teams such as Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth on several occasions.In Wisconsin’s last series against North Dakota, Nash suffered a concussion when she collided with teammate Mallory Deluce on the ice and has remained out of the lineup ever since.The injury bug continued to plague Wisconsin when freshman Brittany Ammerman went down with an injury followed by her older sister, junior Brooke Ammerman, who got hurt in practice as well.Fortunately for Wisconsin, the three returned to practice this week and are all scheduled to play in the Final Face-Off this weekend.“Its awesome, I woke up [Monday] and was like ‘Finally, I feel 100 percent,’” Nash said.Last weekend, St. Cloud State, who earned only one victory during the regular season, surprised Wisconsin in the first game of the series by keeping it close until the third period.Johnson draws on the past for reassurance that his team won’t let down again.“We’ve fallen behind in chunks where we haven’t played well and we usually respond very positively, very aggressively,” Johnson said.North Dakota also comes off of a long three-game series in their first round match-up with Bemidji State, giving the “legs advantage” to Wisconsin who only needed two games to sweep St. Cloud State.Looking ahead, if Wisconsin knocks out North Dakota Friday afternoon, they will take on the winner of host school Minnesota vs. Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night at 7 p.m.The Badgers won three out of four meetings with each team during the regular season, but if Minnesota comes out of their match-up with Duluth, they will have a slight advantage over Wisconsin.“Their rink, their locker room, their fans, their sheet of ice that [they are] comfortable with – it definitely plays a huge role,” Dronen said.The Golden Gophers have played well at home, only losing three games under their own roof all season. Two losses came in a sweep administered by North Dakota and one was at the hands of Wisconsin back in early November.Minnesota then came to the Kohl Center in January, where the two teams tied in game one of the series and Wisconsin won game two.No matter if Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth comes out of the other semifinal game, the road to the WCHA championship for Wisconsin first goes through North Dakota on Friday.“People have to realize that it’s hard to win the league championship,” Johnson said. “You look at our men’s program in history and they’ve only won it four times. To be able to win it, it’s a feather to these kids that made that commitment.”
Andy Fate / The Badger HeraldFor the Wisconsin football offensive line, adversity is nothing new.As the Badgers stumbled out of the gates last fall, much of Wisconsin’s slow start was blamed on the offensive line and its inability to open up space for then-senior running back Montee Ball – who was held to one touchdown against some of UW’s easiest opponents through the first two games, despite scoring an NCAA tying record of 39 touchdowns the season before.As the season wore on, the offensive line improved and before long, the Badgers were right back where they expected, helping Ball finish the season with some of the more impressive running statistics in the Big Ten.So when spring practice rolled around in March and the offensive line began to dwindle with injury after injury, a new offensive line corps – replacing veteran starters such as Ricky Wagner and Travis Frederick from a year ago – has taken the same approach that they did in the fall.“[It is a rallying point], absolutely,” redshirt senior Ryan Groy said. “You’ve got to deal with the injuries as they come. That will happen, so you’ve just got to deal with that adversity and go with it.”With projected starter redshirt junior Kyle Costigan out this spring with a knee injury and other players in and out with other injuries, it would have been easy, and maybe even understandable, for Groy and his positional group to consider the spring a lost cause.Instead, Groy and the remaining members of the offensive line – which at its leanest times has boasted just eight healthy players this spring – have chosen to look at the positives, citing the ability to work on some of the more intricate aspects of the game since it is not hard to come by reps.“With such a small group, you can really focus on guys,” Groy said. “You can really get nitpicky with little details and stuff like that. I think it’s almost easier this way.”For new offensive line coach TJ Woods, the ability to work with a smaller group of players this spring has been, in some ways, a blessing in disguise.In a tough, physical conference such as the Big Ten, injuries and wear and tear are expected. Woods said he believes the opportunity to practice this spring dealing with those types of situations could prove invaluable on fall Saturdays.“To me that is what this is preparing us for,” Woods said. “It’s the Big Ten, now. We’re going to have injuries. I mean every year is going to be like that, so we have to be able … to play different positions and have different lineups and still execute at a high level.”Still, while the offensive line’s situation may have its advantages, it also has its drawbacks.With fewer players to distribute reps to, the wear and tear of practice so far has already seen those that are healthy enough to play pick up a number of nicks and scrapes – forcing them to take turns missing a practice here and there in order to recover.As a result, the coaching staff has had to adjust spring practices – limiting many scenarios during practice and even adjusting the upcoming spring game into more of a controlled scrimmage – so as not to aggravate the situation further.Helping Woods guide the team through this tough stretch and what could be considered a transitional spring season with both Frederick and Wagner moving on to the NFL draft, has been Groy.Now one of the most experienced players on Wisconsin roster, Groy has taken it upon himself to help the younger guys in the new-look offensive line as they head into the new season – working hard to set an example both on and off the practice field.And his coach and teammates have noticed.“Ryan is trying to fill that role right now, and he has been doing a good job of it,” Woods said of the redshirt senior. “But we need some more than just Ryan and we’re trying to work to cultivate that.“We’ve got some younger guys who’ve got some experience and I think that’s part of the transition.”“For me, I have never played in a game yet,” redshirt freshman Dan Voltz added, who’s been practicing as the starting center on the No. 1 offensive line for Wisconsin. “So having guys like Groy who have played a lot, they can pick out all of the little things that you are going to see in games during practice, and that is really helpful for all of us.”Still, despite all of the challenges and inexperience that Groy and the offensive line have faced this spring, their goal remains the same: to maintain their reputation as one of the best offensive lines in the country.“We want to become that dominating line that we once were,” Groy said. “We really want to roll over some people next fall.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm Contact Arabdho: firstname.lastname@example.org | @aromajumder Four-star recruit Woody Newton announced his verbal commitment to Syracuse via Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Mt. Zion Prep (Maryland) was recruited primarily by assistant coach Allen Griffin, per 247sports.com. He’s ranked No. 73 in his class by rivals.com and is the first Class of 2020 commitment for Syracuse. He chose the Orange over seven other Division I schools, including Xavier, Maryland, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Penn State, Kansas State and Virginia Tech. “I will bring to any program a tough player that will lock up any best player in the country,” Newton said at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League session in Dallas last weekend. “I’m always giving my all, 110%, and I’m ready to work, no matter what.”In 13 EYBL games this summer, Newton averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He shot 47.1% from the field and 40% on 20 3-pointers. He also made 18 of his 35 free throw attempts.Newton called himself the best defender in the country at the EYBL session in Dallas last weekend, and with a long, lanky frame, he affected shots at the rim and had the lateral movement to stay in front of guards on the perimeter. In EYBL this year, he averaged 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game and earned playing time at crucial moments on a talented Team Takeover squad with his defensive presence.“Just being long, wily, as well as being able to guard multiple positions my whole life, I always prided myself on defense,” Newton said over the weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse currently has four players listed at the same position as Newton: juniors Marek Dolezaj, Bourama Sidibe and Elijah Hughes and sophomore Robert Braswell. Comments
“I feel like a chick in that regard. I don’t like to share,” Mickelson told reporters.But he did hint that he weighs about what he did during his college days at Arizona State.“Ultimately we all need to be accountable for our own health, and I haven’t done a great job of that throughout my career. I wish I had done better. It’s not too late. I’m getting after it now,” Mickelson said. “I’m going to continue to make it a lifestyle change. I’m going to continue to eat better, eat less, work out more, just stay committed to it.“The weight loss won’t be as drastic or quick, but I would anticipate over the next one to two years I would continue to tick down a little bit.” Phil Mickelson is feeling himself these days.Speaking Wednesday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the slimmed down 49-year-old golfer shied away from revealing just how much weight he’s lost in recent months. Even though he’s smaller, Mickelson doesn’t feel like he’s weakened.“When I first lost 25, 30 pounds I ended up not being as strong, but I’ve been in the gym now for the last quite a few weeks. The amount that I lift is now significantly more than it was before,” he said when asked about any power outage. “So, no. The answer is no.”Mickelson tees off at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at 10:10 a.m. ET Thursday.
Bennett named seven NRL-based players in his 24-strong squad, leaving out George Burgess but including his brothers Tom and Sam, along with James Graham, Chris Heighington, Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead and Gareth Widdop.Asked to give a run-down on the form of the Australia-based players, Bennett said: “It’s been a bit mixed and varied.”I left George out because I didn’t think he was playing well enough, Tom had a pretty fair season and Sam always gives his best.”Chris Heighington played pretty well at Cronulla – I like what he brings – and the two guys at Canberra, Josh and Elliott, probably didn’t play as well as last year but they were still pretty good.”Gareth Widdop was probably the player of the competition until he got injured and, although he didn’t come back as well, he is still a very valuable and talented player.”Bennett, who took soundings from assistant coaches Denis Betts, Paul Anderson, Paul Sculthorpe and Paul Wellens before finalising his squad, included just two uncapped players in Warrington second-rower Ben Currie and St Helens prop Alex Walmsley.”The four coaches gave me their teams and we were pretty much all on the same page,” Bennett said. “We’ve got a very good balance, some very experienced players and some on the way up.” Bennett has joined up with his players at their training camp in Perth, where they are preparing for their first group game against the defending champions in Melbourne on Friday, October 27.England also play Lebanon and France, with three teams going through to the quarter-finals.Speaking to OuRLeague, a membership scheme run by the Rugby Football League, Bennett appears to suggest his team might be better prepared to beat Australia later in the tournament.”We’re not worried about the result, the emphasis will be on how we play and what we can manage against them, making sure we’re competitive all night,” he said.”If we get beaten by a few points, well that will give us confidence to go onto the next stage, and if we get to play a final five weeks later, that’s when you want to be at your best.”