South Ripley At 4 Way Track Meet At Rising Sun

first_imgSouth Ripley, Oldenburg Academy, Shawe Memorial, and Rising Sun participated in a 4-Way Track Meet at Rising Sun.Girls Team Results.  1.  Oldenburg  85;  2.  South Ripley  77;  3.  Rising Sun  49;  4.  Shawe Memorial  13.Boys Team Results.   1.  Rising Sun  91;  2.  South Ripley  82;  3.  Oldenburg  49; 4. Shawe Memorial  6.SR first place finishes. High Jump-Hayley Fossett; 100 Meter-Emily Cumberworth;  Long Jump-Emily Cumberworth; 100 Hurdles-Marcela Foster;4 X 100 Relay-Marcela Foster, Laken Farrell, Shelby Myers and Emily                        Cumberworth;  100 Meter-Austin Allen; 400 Meter-Austin Allen; 800 Meter-        Mike Harris;  Discus-Austin Grider.Congratulations to Emily Cumberworth for breaking the 100 meter dash record in an impressive time of 12.77!  It was a 25 year old record.Submitted by South Ripley Coach Jim Cole with South Ripley AD Debb Jett.last_img read more

Stayin’ Alive accepting grant applications

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Stayin’ Alive of Franklin County is accepting grant applications for projects and programs that aim to reduce substance abuse problems in Franklin County.Applications must address the problem statements identified within the State’s approved Franklin County Community Plan.Grant award size is strictly based off of state regulations and will vary by circumstances, need, program model, number of applicants, and amount available.For more information or to receive an application call 765-647-7272 or visit http://www.stayinalive24.org.Applications are due by noon on March 3.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Dayton, advance to Sweet 16

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 80, Dayton 64Rendezvous in MemphisThe No. 11-seed Flyers try to turn up the pace against No. 3-seed Syracuse, and get steamrolled in transition. Dayton just doesn’t have the length and athleticism to keep up with Jerami Grant and the rangy Orange. As long as SU shoots adequately, it cruises into the Sweet 16 to face the winner of Kansas and Stanford.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 71, Dayton 65Evadin’ DaytonSyracuse outlasts the Flyers and earns a trip to the Sweet 16. Dayton’s depth and proficiency from the field hurts the Orange in stretches, but in the end SU has too much talent for the Flyers to handle. Grant dominates around the rim once again as Dayton’s run comes to an end. David Wilson: Syracuse 72, Dayton 58Book your flightsThe Orange is going to Memphis. The Flyers are scrappy and deep, but SU was one of the more impressive teams on the opening day of the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse finally started clicking on offense and played great defense against No. 14-seed Western Michigan. Dayton head coach Archie Miller didn’t sound too confident about his team’s ability to crack 60 points against the Orange’s zone. Commentslast_img read more

Gordon and rushing attack bounce back in big win

first_imgMelvin Gordon and the rest of the Badgers’ rushing game got the Wisconsin offense back on track Saturday against Bowling Green at Camp Randall Stadium in a 68-17 rout.After only putting up 167 rushing yards against Western Illinois two Saturdays ago, and only 38 from Gordon, there was reason for concern regarding the Badgers’ rushing game.The Badger running attack definitively quelled those concerns. And then some.UW (2-1) set a school record for rushing yards against the Falcons (2-2), accumulating 644 on the ground. That surpassed the previous team record of 573 yards set against Indiana in 2012. The 644 rushing yards are the most rushing yards in the modern Big Ten era, which began in 1946.Led by redshirt junior Gordon, who had a career-high 253 and reeled off five touchdowns, another career-high, the Badger rushing attack showcased its dominance. Gordon’s five touchdowns tied the UW record for most touchdowns in a single game. The last Badger to achieve the feat was P.J. Hill who did it against The Citadel in 2007.“Melvin is determined for his football team. I promise you that’s the driving force between Melvin wanting to have success,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “He found out that the rushing totals were a record in total offenses record. Brought a great big smile to his face to know he was a part of it, not just what he did.”In the first half alone, Gordon had four touchdowns and 179 rushing yards on just 11 carries, averaging 16.3 yards per carry at the half.Gordon’s second touch of the second half went for 69 yards up the sideline for his fifth touchdown of the day. That would be his last touch of the game.Gordon’s day did not start out as well as he and Badger fans hoped. On his first carry of the day, he fumbled the football for the first time in his career. That broke a streak of 332 carries without losing the ball. Bowling Green would score on the next play, tying the game at seven.The fumble would motivate Gordon for the rest of the game.“I didn’t let it get me down too much,” Gordon said. “It’s a lot of football left to be played, can’t let that get me down. But I definitely felt I had to make up for it and I did that.”He sat out most of the next drive as the Badgers marched down the field, with sophomore Corey Clement carrying the load at tailback. Gordon’s next touch was a two-yard touchdown run that he bounced to the outside.On the next drive, Gordon was re-inserted as the number one back and reeled off a 40-yard run that reminded everybody of vintage Melvin Gordon. The drive was killed the next play when redshirt junior quarterback Tanner McEvoy fumbled the snap and Bowling Green recovered.With 12:16 remaining in the second quarter, Gordon trucked ahead for a 13-yard gain. Two plays later, Gordon burst between the tackles and streaked right down the middle of the field, threw a vicious stiff-arm to a retreating safety, and scampered into the end zone for his second score of the game.The next drive for Wisconsin took 11 plays and covered 57 yards, all on the ground between McEvoy, Gordon and Clement. Gordon capped off the drive with a three-yard touchdown.Gordon’s fourth touchdown came with under a minute remaining in the first half from 21 yards out, when he broke two Bowling Green tackles and pin-balled his way to the outside for the score.Gordon said the two weeks he had to digest the Western Illinois performance allowed him to focus on what he wanted to accomplish.“As a player, as a competitor, that’s not the type of performance you want to have,” Gordon said. “So I just kept thinking about that every day in practice and it motivated me.”Clement took over the running duties during the third quarter. The compact, bruising-back finished off a 87-yard drive with a tough 13-yard run and punched it in from one-yard away later in the quarter.Clement finished with 111 yards on 16 carries, and was proud to be a part of this record-setting attack.“He’s a great guy,” Clement said of Gordon. “Trying to keep up with him in practice, me and him compete, and that’s what I think gives us the best results.”Clement also added that this game was a confidence booster for the entire running back unit after that disappointing showing against Western Illinois.However, the rushing yards didn’t just come from the running back position. McEvoy had a big game running the ball as well, showing why he’s considered a dual-threat quarterback, going for 158 yards on 11 attempts. His longest run of the day was 62 yards and set up Clement’s first touchdown in the third quarter.McEvoy started the Badgers’ scoring on their first play from scrimmage in the game, keeping it on a read-option play and taking it to the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown run.Wisconsin has now had three rushers individually eclipse the 100-yard mark in five of its last 18 games. And they were just six yards away from having four 100-yard rushers.Redshirt sophomore Dare Ogunbowale entered the game in the third quarter to attempt his first career touches. The former defensive back and special teams player converted to running back this week after the coaching staff saw the potential he had at the position.“The offensive coaches saw him in a drill during camp that we call speed in space … and Dare was very hard to tackle in those situations,” Andersen said. “I was all for the it [the change]. And the young man was all for it.”Ogunbowale carried the ball 14 times for 94 yards in his debut at running back. Ogunbowale said that he was able to experience success because of the play of his offensive line, which calmed his nerves.“First game, I was pretty nervous,” Ogunbowale said. “After I broke through, we have an unbelievable O-line … the hole was huge so I just ran as far as I could. After that, the butterflies got out of my stomach.”This unit now knows how great its potential is, and they intend on reaching it every outing. However, they know that the main goal is to keep winning football games.“I think we all had fun as a group,” Clement said. “It’s a great accolade to come across, but as long as we get the ‘W’ in the end that’s all that really matters.”last_img read more

Strength and health: Syracuse’s returning forwards to begin offseason regimen

first_img Published on March 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 SALT LAKE CITY — Before they packed their bags and walked out of the locker room for the final time this season, Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj gave a peek into their offseason plans. Each completed the first two years, or half, of their respective college careers. Following Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Baylor, they reflected on what has been, as they characterized it, an underwhelming first two seasons at Syracuse.Starting this week, they’ll launch offseason training regimens. They understand senior center Paschal Chukwu, who averaged 20.1 minutes per game, will graduate. Both Sidibe and Dolezaj want to start. They realize Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes may return as starting forwards, leaving one open starting position in the frontcourt. Regardless, they acknowledged after the Orange’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss on March 21 that the frontcourt was SU’s most glaring weakness over the past two seasons — and it’ll again be the most unproven unit this fall. “We’re going to be juniors now,” Sidibe said. “We’re going to need to be better, and we’re going to need to help the younger guys. For us, this can’t continue to be a once-per-week thing. We need to go hard every game.”For Sidibe, the past two years were masked by injuries. Specifically, a nagging tendinitis in his knee that didn’t seem to go away. Tendonitis is a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed, according to WebMD. It set him back last season, and he underwent knee surgery after his freshman campaign. He played sparingly this season, averaging 10.1 minutes and 1.9 points per game. When he arrived in the fall of 2017, SU head coach Jim Boeheim predicted Sidibe would split the minutes at center with Chukwu. Instead, Sidibe said, he didn’t feel near full-strength at any point this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSidibe, who is 6-foot-10, said he will continue to work with Brad Pike, the team trainer, and Ryan Cabiles, the director of strength and conditioning. His goal is to get fully healthy. He said he’s “still hurting,” with aches in his knees. He needs time. He’ll play basketball a few times a week in the next couple of months, but his primary focus is rest and recovery. “I really don’t see a lot of progress in myself,” Sidibe said last week. “It is what it is. I have to keep my head up, keep working every day. Sometimes, it’s frustrating when you’re not playing, but you can’t argue with coach’s decisions. I have to focus on any opportunity I go in and try my best. I’m not satisfied, but I have to move on. I can’t go back.”Another tall, lean forward who plans to return next season is Dolezaj. He averaged 27.9 minutes per game as a starter for SU’s Sweet 16 team. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-10 Dolezaj averaged 21.7 minutes per game. His scoring dipped from 5.8 in 2017-18 to 4.1 points per game a year later. This summer, Dolezaj said he plans to get stronger and refine his shot. He weighs 180 pounds and wants to add a few pounds, with some lean muscle. An Eastern Conference scout said he could play professionally overseas somewhere, but his build may give him trouble inside the paint. “He’s skinny, and he can’t put on too much more weight,” the scout said. “He is active on the glass, but I don’t see him as a pro (NBA).”But Dolezaj has shown he can be an impact player at the college level. He knows it, too. He said he feels most comfortable in the high-post area, where he can shoot or pass. Hesitancy made him easier to guard, and he said the coaching staff urged him throughout the season to take more shots. “I was pretty good last year,” Dolezaj said. “This year, I struggled most of the season. I need to be more confident, shoot the ball more … If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self to be more confident, do more of my part. Take my shot. Be strong. I feel like when I shoot, guys are driving more, and I can drive more.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Patrick Mahomes makes history, becomes fastest player to 9,000 passing yards in NFL

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:43 IST Patrick Mahomes Makes History, Becomes Fastest Player To 9,000 Passing Yards In NFL Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes becomes the fastest player to 9,000 passing yards in NFL history. He registered two touchdowns against the Bears. Patrick Mahomes continues to rack up the numbersPatrick Mahomes won the NFL MVP award last season after completing over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. While only in his second full season in the NFL, Mahomes continues to rack up the numbers. Against the Chicago Bears, Patrick Mahomes completed 251 passing yards and registered 2 touchdowns. This season, Mahomes notched 3857 yards and 23 touchdowns in only 12 stars. Also Read | Lamar Jackson Leads Pro Bowl Voting By HUGE Margin; Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes FollowPatrick Mahomes: Fighting for the MVP In October, Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player in the league to complete 7500 passing yards. He continued the same trend to become the fastest player to complete 9000 passing yards. Mahomes has repeatedly been praised for his incredible arm in the league. This coupled with his stellar vision makes him a contender for the NFL MVP award again this season. Although Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is the overwhelming favourite to scoop the award, if Mahomes continues his stellar showing, he might just make it two MVP wins in a row. Kansas City Chiefs strolled past the Chicago Bears 26-3 on Sunday night (Monday morning IST) to go 11-4 (win-loss) in the NFL. Meanwhile, Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to rack up accolades in the NFL. With another stellar showing against the Bears, Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player in the NFL to complete 9000 passing yards.Also Read | Antonio Brown Throws Shade At Tom Brady With A WILD Proclamation On Twitter SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Sujay Chakraborty Written By Show off those wheels, @PatrickMahomes 🏃‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/H6sWGw1NYl— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 23, 2019 With that completion, QB Patrick Mahomes is over 9,000 passing yards for his career. He becomes the fastest player in NFL history to 9,000 passing yards (30 games).— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) December 23, 2019 WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Watch: Chiefs vs Bears highlights Also Read | Patrick Mahomes’s Girlfriend Brittany Matthews Harassed During Chiefs’ Win Over PatriotsThe Kansas City Chiefs comfortably sit on top of the American Football Conference – North Division (AFC North) and will be one of the teams contending for the AFC title. The Chiefs will finish the regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday IST.Also Read | Patrick Mahomes Story, Net Worth, Salary With Kansas City Chiefs, MVP 2019 First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:43 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

WAFA SC appoints Prosper Nartey Ogum as new head coach

first_imgWest African Football Academy SC has announced Prosper Narteh Ogum as the head coach of their first team.Ogum is one of the Ghanaian coaches with a CAF license ‘A’ certificate after the GFA released a list of coaches who are eligible to take charge clubs ahead of the new season.The 41-year-old signed the contract with the club after his short stint at Karela United.The club’s statement reads “We present to you our new head coach for the First Team.”“[Dr.] Prosper Narteh Ogum takes charge for the upcoming season. We wish him all the best.” He previously coached Ghanaian top-flight side Ebusua Dwarfs in the 2015/2016 season where they placed 12th. He took over from J. E Sarpong in May 2016 but resigned to pursue his Ph.D. Programme.WAFA SC will be making their 5th consecutive season in the Ghanaian first-tier league when they face Karela on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.last_img read more

Angels Notes: ‘Dialogue’ ongoing with Justin Upton

first_imgALSOThe Angels are hoping to have a new hitting coach within a week, while the rest of their big league staff has all been asked to return, Eppler said. The Angels announced last week that Dave Hansen would not return to his role of hitting coach. There were no announcements either way about the rest of the staff, but Eppler said they’ve all been invited back, even though not all the contracts have been completed. …Matt Shoemaker, who missed the end of the season after having radial nerve surgery, will be reporting to Arizona in the next few days to begin throwing off a mound. The Angels want Shoemaker to throw in Arizona for a couple weeks, progressing to extended bullpen sessions, including a break to simulate pitching multiple innings. …Nick Tropeano, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is up to 35 pitches facing hitters. He will continue building up for another week or two before being shut down for the winter. …Felix Peña, who the Angels acquired from the Chicago Cubs last week, is a reliever capable of pitching multiple innings, similar to the role Yusmeiro Petit filled this year, Eppler said. Eppler said Peña has “a power fastball and can miss bats. If he can live in the strike zone more consistently, we might have a guy who could impact the major league club.” Peña can be optioned next season. As Justin Upton ponders his future with Angels, winning is key If he exercises the opt-out, he would be a free agent. The Angels could also renegotiate Upton’s deal before the opt-out date, perhaps adding an extra year or increasing the salary, to encourage him to stay.Upton, 30, hit 35 homers with a .901 OPS this season, mostly with the Detroit Tigers. He had seven homers and an .887 OPS after the Angels acquired him on Aug. 31. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday he recently had a “positive conversation” with Justin Upton and agent Larry Reynolds and “there is dialogue going on,” although he wouldn’t characterize the situation any further.Upton has an opt-out in his contract, which must be exercised by three days after the end of the World Series. If he stays, he would be under contract to the Angels for four years and $88.5 million.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski believes Brandon Ingram is “going to be very special”

first_imgLAS VEGAS >> The smile formed on Mike Krzyzewski’s face. The expression conveyed the same satisfaction a proud father feels about an accomplished son.This subject, however, involved Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram and how he left a lasting impression during his lone season at Duke. “I love that kid,” said Krzyzewski, both the coach for the Blue Devils and the U.S. men’s Olympic team. “He’s going to be very special.” So special that Krzyzewski mentioned the 18-year-old Ingram played with the U.S. Men’s select team at an early age just like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson. So special that Krzyzewski believes Ingram’s success as the ACC’s freshman player of the year will translate into the NBA. So special that Krzyzewski dismissed concerns on how Ingram will handle a more physical NBA with his listed 6-foot-9, 190-pound frame. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s strong minded,” Krzyzewski said. “And he’s stronger physically than people would think.”Krzyzewski’s affection for Ingram has pointed toward another quality, though. Ingram revealed that quality when he learned about Krzyzewski’s promising prediction about his future. “It gives me motivation. I like compliments,” Ingram said. “But if you settle right now and not be the player you’re supposed to be, it’s going to get real ugly.”Ingram did not paint a pretty picture when he failed to crack double figures last year against Kentucky, VCU and Georgetown. Krzyzewski then moved out of the starting lineup. In what Krzyzewski considered a turning point, Ingram then scored 24 points against Indiana in an early December game. When senior forward Amile Jefferson suffered a season-ending foot injury in December, Ingram assumed both a larger scoring and defensive role. Ingram listened to Krzyzewski’s season-long advice “just to be himself and to be instinctive.” center_img “Playing one year under Coach K feels like three years,” Ingram said. “I learned so much from him.”Those lessons included how to elevate his teammates, maintaining his competitiveness and becoming more vocal. Yet, Krzyzewski downplayed his role in mentoring Ingram. Instead, Krzyzewski credited Ingram’s teammates, including Jefferson, Grayson Allen and Matt Jones. Krzyzewski then circled back to Ingram, calling him a “no-maintenance, great guy.”“He grew in every way,” Krzyzewski said. “He’s going to get so much better. He loves the process. He loves the game.”Ingram showed the passion for his craft on Tuesday in numerous ways. He wasted little time in Tuesday’s scrimmage at UNLV matching up against Durant, a player who has both collected four NBA scoring titles and elicited comparisons because of his lean dimensions as a rookie in 2007. Ingram had an extended shooting contest with Lakers second-year D’Angelo Russell, a competition Ingram insisted he won three out of five times. And Ingram may as well have held a microscope when he analyzed his Summer League stint. “I could have played better. My shot wasn’t falling a little bit,” said Ingram, who averaged 12.2 points on a 41.2 percent clip and four rebounds through five games. “That could have affected me. Moving on, I could learn from it. I just have to get better in all aspects.”The Lakers anticipate Ingram will improve quickly, perhaps just as fast as when he experienced his mini slump at Duke. “Every game, he started to figure out his spots and his aggression,” Russell said. “Playing every game, he’s going to figure out where he can pick and choose his spots from and on defense with what he can get away with. It’s all new, though. I expect him to get it very soon.”So soon that Russell hardly envisioned Ingram mirroring his summer-league hiccups in the regular season. “Last year, I struggled more than he did,” said Russell, whose rookie summer-league stint entailed averaging 11.8 points on 37.7 percent shooting, 3.5 turnovers and 3.2 assists. “This year, he played way better than I did. He just didn’t make shots.” And if Ingram continues to miss shots? Regardless, Ingram will still lean on his support system, including Krzyzewski. “Coming into this league, I’m going to battle a lot of adversity,” Ingram said. “It helps me when I was younger, just battling mental toughness and now coming up and battling through criticism. I know I haven’t arrived yet.”All of which explains why Krzyzewski believed Ingram soon will. “I’d take him all the time,” Krzyzewski said of Ingram. “He’s going to be really good.” last_img read more

Highway Diner 81 is open in the former building of A&W Restaurant

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A new sign has been erected at the restaurant formerly known as A&W Restaurant. The new digs is called “Highway Diner 81” . This billboard was put in place today. Look for the newly black painted roof.  Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Will miss it · 330 weeks ago What is sad is I drove threw Iola the other day by their A&W and they looked packed at noon. Just saying. Report Reply 0 replies · active 330 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 330 weeks ago Is it “Highway Diner 81” or “Highway 81 Diner”? Just curious, but the latter sounds better. Either way, good luck to them! Report Reply 0 replies · active 330 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Resident · 330 weeks ago My husband & I ate at the diner last week. Very good food & service was excellent! The new owner has kept a lot of the same old A&W food, just renamed. Everyone should try it out!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 330 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Pokesalad · 329 weeks ago Post a example menu would be nice if possible, stick to the work place bullentin board. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jim · 329 weeks ago We like highway 81 diner also Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wayfinding Signage · 328 weeks ago Highway Diner 81 in former building. Wow, let’s hope they have some serious plans to keep things going there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down sharon · 313 weeks ago Drove over from Winfield today to eat at A & W…sad it is closed.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more