Bulldogs Fall To Spartans In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School 7th Grade team lost a heartbreaker to Connersville on Monday night, 35 to 33.The Bulldogs were plagued early by foul troubles, which also came back to bite them late in the 4th quarter, with 2 players fouling out for Batesville. The Bulldogs left everything on the floor against a tough Spartan team, but in the end it wasn’t enough to come away with a victory. Batesville was led by Mason Barker with 7 points, RJ Powell, Calvin Sherwood and Trey Peters each scoring 6 points, Bristol Davies with 4 points, and Austin Cornn and Ethan Brewer each adding 2 points.With this loss, the 7th grade Bulldogs fall to 2-3 on the season. Batesville will be back in action Tuesday night at home when they take on the North Decatur Chargers at 5:30.Score By Quarter:Batesville- 1st-6, 2nd-8, 3rd-10, 4th-9, Total-33Connersville- 1st-6, 2nd-10, 3rd-4, 4th-15, Total-35Individual Shooting:Mason Barker- 2FG-2, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-7; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; RJ Powell- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-2 for 2, Total Points-6; Bristol Davies- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 1, Total Points-4; Austin Cornn- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Jaden Peetz- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0;Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; and Ethan Brewer- 2 FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.The Spartans win the 8th Grade contest 54-33.Score by quarters.1st Bville 12, Cville 162nd Bville 21, Cville 253rd Bville 23, Cville 42Final Bville 33, Cville 54Batesville Team Stats:14/28 2pt FG0/16 3pt FG5/9 FTBatesville Individual Stats:Dempsy Bohman 10 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 3 blocks.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

Student Athletes

first_imgI know you have read several blogs about the academic achievements of local athletes.  Two-time state champ, Curtis Eckstein, was one of the top graduates recently at Oldenburg Academy.  Mary  & Sarah Poltrack were top students at BHS as well as record breakers in track and cross county.  If you read the Herald Tribune’s tribute to Batesville, East Central, and Oldenburg Academy’s top students, you will notice that a lot of them not only excelled in the classroom but on the athletic field as well.For many years Batesville High School, a 4-star scholastic school system, has had more Academic All-State athletes per student population than any other high school in the state of Indiana.  Too many media outlets want to jump on athletes who get in trouble.  It is much nicer to write about those who quietly go about excelling in everything they do.last_img read more

Wood-Mizer seeks additional Batesville property

first_imgBatesville, In.— Batesville Area Planning Commission has recommended approval by city council of rezoning a 10 acre plot near Wood-Mizer. Wood-Mizer has quickly occupied the 79,000 square-foot facility that was built in 2015 and is looking for long-term expansion options.The land is being purchased from the Leila M. Kelly Special Trust.Wood-Mizer is a worldwide company based in Indiana with branch offices in 5 continents and 100 distributors. The company produces products to increase profitability and promote sustainability in the timber industry.The sale of the land has not closed.last_img read more

$1,000 to win IMCA Modified feature at 34 Raceway on The Fourth

first_imgWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – Top prize for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds is $1,000 this Saturday, July 4 at 34 Raceway.Roberts Tire Center makes the payout possible. The holiday show is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Also on the card for Young House Family Services Night are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, as well as 305 sprint cars, midgets and 4-cylinders.Fireworks follow the race program.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $25.last_img read more

Cricket News Madhav Apte, Veteran Indian Cricket Team Batsman, Dies At 86

first_imgI am in mourning at the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep, genuine cricket lover, quality batsman himself (7 tests at an avg of 49.3), and a classy, dignified human being. From an era where love for the game was unconditional. Wonderful host, great story-teller. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Veteran cricketer Madhav Apte died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Monday morning, a family member said. He was 86. The former India and Mumbai opener was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital where he breathed his last at 6.09 am, his son Vaman Apte told PTI. Madhav Apte played seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred and three fifties to his credit. His highest score was 163 not out. He had a much better first class record where he scored 3,336 runs from 67 matches, including six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first class score was 165 not out. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952 and played his last test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953.In his debut Test, he made 30 and 10 not out, respectively. He was the first Indian opener to aggregate over 400 runs in a Test series (460 runs against West Indies in 1953). He also captained Mumbai in domestic cricket. Madhav Apte was assigned as the opening batsman by legendary Vinoo Mankad.He played along with several legendary cricketers, including Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi. He earlier also served as president of the iconic CCI, an official said. Till his last breath, he was president of the ‘LegendsClub’, a group formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons. Former Mumbai cricketer Shishir Hattangadi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Another institution of Bombay and Mumbai Cricket comes to an end. RIP Madhav Rao Apte. Will treasure those long discussions with you cricket from your days!” he tweeted. “Madhav Apte had a bag of stories. From Vinoo Mankad to his buddy Subhya Fergie Gupte. To listen to him was rewinding cricket history. Dignified affable yet accessible as senior. Passing Pedder Road and Woodland Apartments each time will bring back memories with a smile.#RIP, Hattangadi said in another tweet.Several cricketers and journalists took to Twitter to express their sadness at the demise of Apte. last_img read more

A Worthy Testimonial

first_img“It is not easy for a person to bring down these great personalities under one umbrella. It goes to show the respect and love they have for me while I was playing; this, I was not even aware of. This is one occasion I will live with and I’m grateful to all those that made it a success,” Yobo said.Yobo insisted that he cannot single out any of his games in the national colour as better than the others.“I feel fulfilled playing for Nigeria. In fact, all the matches were special. I cannot tell you I treasure this one more than the other. Whether it was a friendly game or a World Cup, there was this special feeling I had anytime I put on the national colours,” stressed the former Everton and Fenerbahce defender while ruminating on his time at the senior national team.He continued; “Whether it was my debut against Zambia or my 87th against Rwanda when I became the most capped Nigerian at the time or the game against Argentina where I became the first Nigerian to reach 100 or even the last one against France, every moment was special”.“I am privileged to be the first Nigerian player to make FIFA’s exclusive Century Club. I feel so glad to have reached that milestone for my country. The younger ones should give the national team all their best. It is a privilege to be deemed worthy to wear the national colours in a country of over 170 million people”, he noted.He challenged the current crop of Eagles to arrest the national team’s decline.“Things are not going so well at the moment but it is also time for the players to take it upon themselves and rise to the occasion. I have a strong belief that this generation will even be greater given the abundance of young talented players coming through the ranks and the youth teams. I am happy the NFF has paid enough attention to the age-group teams. That is the way to go. There will never be shortage of talents. Watch out for the Super Eagles in future. A solid foundation is being laid,” he concluded.The day was not all about his testimonial, but also to celebrate the former Everton of England defender’s centenary for the Super Eagles.Speaking with THISDAY, former Nigerian international and organiser of the testimonial match, Waidi Akani said the event was special in a lot of ways. “The event was two in one. First we celebrated the centenary of the player in the Eagles and secondly we staged a testimonial to mark his retirement from active football. Two other players had staged testimonial games before but this time, we also celebrated the 101 caps of Yobo in the Eagles. He was a diligent player and he deserves what was done for him,”Akani said.Four days before the match at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, sent in a congratulatory message to the Ogoni-born ex international.In a letter personally signed by Infantino and addressed to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, the FIFA chief wrote: “Many thanks for your letter dated 17 May 2016 and informing us of the testimonial match in honour of former international player and Nigeria Captain, Joseph Yobo.On this occasion, allow me to congratulate and send my best wishes to Joseph Yobo for his future activities.”But for Akani, he was not surprised that a large number of top players associated with Yobo’s testimonial.“That simply means that while he was playing, either in the English Premiership, Belgium or in Turkey he must have developed a good relationship with a lot of players across the globe and that was why many of them craved to be part of the event. Little wonder the FIFA boss himself associated with him,” the former Nigerian international said.On what the testimonial meant to Yobo, Akani said: “It’s about him leaving a good legacy to the young ones coming after him that they should be dedicated. For him to be the first person to play over 100 matches for Nigeria as a full player, it also demands that upcoming players should look at him as a role model and follow his footpath.“Though, he may not have won the World Cup, but the fact that he appeared in six Africa Cup of Nations and three Mundials is quite a great achievement and he can stand tall among the world great footballers anywhere.”Yobo remarked: “It was an absolute honour for me to have represented my country, and played at the highest level for over 13 years, and I was humbled to see so many great people turn out here today. I was David Moyes’ first signing at Everton, and that was one of the reasons he came for my testimonial game. I did not even make many calls before many of my former teammates in all the clubs I played in started calling that they wanted to be part of this game”Speaking on the turnout, Kanu said: “It is not an easy thing to bring these many football legends together in a stadium. The fact that Yobo has done it shows the respect that he has in football circle.”Former PSG and Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Okocha was equally also noted, “It is not easy to play 100 games for your country and the fact that Yobo was the first to reach that mark says a lot about him as a player.”Meanwhile, the eggheads of the NFF have been condemned for fixing a friendly match for the national team on a day one of its most celebrated players was being “pulled out.” The federation however responded by releasing Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa, to honour Yobo in the testimonial game, leaving them out of the international friendly with Mali in France on the same day.The Joseph Yobo’s testimonial featured a Team Joseph Yobo (comprising Super Eagles’ players of Yobo’s generation) and a Rest of The World team.Yobo began his career at non-league Michelin FC in Port Harcourt, before leaving for Standard Liege in Belgium. He went on to play for Marseille, Everton, Fenerbahce and Norwich.Internationally, Yobo first appeared for Nigeria at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship before the team was ousted in the quarter finals.He made his senior international debut against Zambia in a 2002 World Cup qualifier and went on to play in all six of the team’s matches in the 2002 AFCON and was included in the squad for the 2002 World Cup, where he was again ever-present, assisting Julius Aghahowa’s goal in a 2–1 loss to Sweden.Yobo made his second World Cup appearance at the 2010 tournament in South Africa, after which he assumed the captaincy of the Eagles following the international retirement of Kanu. But the veteran defender was no longer a first choice player at the 2013 AFCON, but lifted the trophy after appearing as an 89th-minute substitute in Nigeria’s 1–0 final defeat of Burkina Faso.He was included in the squad for the 2014 Mundial and was named in the starting line-up for both the second and third group matches, helping the Super Eagles to clean sheet in a 1–0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina.In Nigeria’s round 16 game against France, the 35 year old defender made his 100th international appearance, and after scoring an own goal in the 2–0 defeat, Yobo announced his international retirement, saying: “This is it. I can look back on my career with great pride. I wanted to leave on a high for my country. Defeat by France was not the right way to go but I’m happy with all I’ve done for the national team. It’s time to give a chance to other people to come through.”In 2010, following a brief courtship, Yobo married former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Adaeze Igwe, in a ceremony held in Jos, Plateau State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With an international career spanning over 15 years, with 101 caps for the national team and three World Cup and six Africa Cup of Nations appearances behind him, Joseph Yobo remains one of the most accomplished Nigerian footballers, not only in terms of appearances, but laurels. As the former Super Eagles captain officially quits with a testimonial match, Kunle Adewale looks at his eventful careerFor those who think lifting the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa should undoubtedly be Joseph Yobo’s best moment as a footballer, no little about him.  His greatest joy would remain the support and calibre of players and personalities that showed up at his testimonial game yesterday.last_img read more

Mavericks’ Harris signs 5-year deal

first_imgBEN SCHMIDT/Herald photoAlando Tucker may have taken Devin Harris’ title as the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball all-time single-season scoring champ, but Harris still has something on Tucker: a bigger paycheck.The former Wisconsin standout agreed Monday on the terms of a 5-year contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks, which is reportedly worth more than $42.6 million. The extension will be added on to the point guard’s current contract, which is set to expire at the conclusion of the upcoming season.“Devin, along with Josh [Howard], those guys will carry the baton for us into the future,” Mavericks President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson told the Dallas Morning News. “Devin’s deal was something we were hopeful of getting done so that it doesn’t have to be weighing on his mind this season.”This past season, Harris set career-bests for points (10.2), assists (3.7) and rebounds (2.5) and also pushed for more and more playing time as the season wore on.”I feel good about the commitment for another five years,” Harris told NBA.com. “Hopefully now we can run with it.”Harris, a Wauwatosa, Wis. native and former Mr. Wisconsin Basketball, was a starter as a freshman on UW head coach Bo Ryan’s first team at the university — a team that surprised many by winning a share of the Big Ten Championship despite entering the season picked to finish as low as ninth in the conference.As a sophomore, Harris clinched an outright Big Ten title for the Badgers by hitting a free throw with .4 seconds left in the season’s final game, sending a sold-out Kohl Center crowd into a frenzy.Over his three years at Wisconsin, Harris won or shared two Big Ten regular season championships and a conference tournament championship, establishing himself as one of the school’s all-time greats.Following his junior season, Harris declared for the NBA draft and was the No. 5 overall selection, going to the Dallas Mavericks.last_img read more

LaCombe, Johnson bring Minnesota friendship to Syracuse

first_imgFourteen miles of Minneapolis suburbs are all that separated ice hockey players Allie LaCombe and Cara Johnson growing up.Now as teammates at Syracuse, they couldn’t be any closer.LaCombe and Johnson became friends one summer as high school underclassmen playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps. Little did they realize they would share the same ice for nearly a decade.“It’s almost hard to explain sometimes,” Johnson said. “That we’re all the way out here in Syracuse and we have that Minnesota connection.“It’s a real thing, there’s just things we’ve both experienced from back home that we can share together.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaCombe, a junior, and Johnson, a senior, both play contributing roles for Syracuse (16-11-3, 7-6-3 College Hockey America). LaCombe is one of SU’s leading offensive forces with eight goals on the season, while Johnson is viewed as an unspoken leader on the team and is highly regarded by her peers and coaches.Part of their fondest memories competing on the ice goes back to high school, when they competed as players on rival high schools.“I’ve known Cara for so long that it was almost hard to think of those games as rivalry games,” LaCombe said.While Johnson reveled in the opportunity to play a close companion in high-intensity games, she didn’t mirror LaCombe’s exact thoughts.“Allie’s team was known as the powerhouse hockey school in the area and I watched them win two state championships,” Johnson said. “Then when all of the seniors left Allie’s team, it was nice to finally beat up on those guys and we went to (the state championship).”No hard feelings were ever instilled in one another. If anything, the matchups were just another way to heighten the competitive edge between them.As both players have watched each other mature and develop, their mutual respect for one another is palpable.“I’ve watched Cara become faster and stronger,” LaCombe said. “Once most girls reach college hockey, they begin to blossom as a player. And that’s definitely the case for Cara.”Johnson echoed much of the same sentiments toward LaCombe and said that her teammate has one of the best shots on the team.In terms of eventually arriving together at Syracuse, LaCombe insisted familiarity was a big factor for her selection in a school. Johnson provided the glimpse of home that LaCombe desired on what would be her future team.“It was important to me to have some connection and comfortably with whatever school I was going to choose,” LaCombe said. “So knowing I would have Cara from back home definitely was a big factor in leading me here.”Head coach Paul Flanagan believes the connection for the two transcends just the Syracuse hockey team, as well.“It happens quite a lot — where the best athletes in smaller areas get to know each other quite well,” Flanagan said. “And I’m sure they got to know each other real well and may have had some sort of direct or indirect affect on Allie’s decision.”Since LaCombe’s cousin used to play for Syracuse, Johnson doesn’t take responsibility for LaCombe choosing SU. Yet she did remember the jubilance both of them shared when LaCombe broke the news that she had been accepted into the school.Now Johnson’s inclination reflects a microcosm of their relationship.The modest and mild-mannered Johnson doesn’t look upon herself as a leader or captain, but her closest peers — especially LaCombe — would like to convince her that she is.“She’s a senior this year and has been a phenomenal leader for us on and off the ice,” LaCombe said. “But really, being so close to her for so long, I’ve looked up to her almost my entire life.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2014 at 1:26 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Bankrupt World Cup hero Andreas Brehme offered job cleaning toilets

first_imgOut of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has fallen on hard times since scoring the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in 1990.Former German World Cup hero Andreas Brehme’s career is in the toilet, so he might as well clean one.Out of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has been offered a job cleaning toilets by Oliver Straube, who played under Brehme at SpVgg Unterhaching and currently owns a bathroom maintenance company.”We are ready to take Andreas,” Straube told German newspaper Deutsche Welle.”He will learn that what really counts is proper work and real life. It would help him improve his image. To me, that’s help.”It’s a stunning fall from grace for Brehme, who scored the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in the 1990 final against Argentina and played left back for top-level teams like Bayern Munich and Inter Milan before transitioning to a coaching career.But he may be spared having to add toilet cleaner to his resume thanks to German legend Franz Beckhenbauer, who called on the proud soccer nation to rally behind its fallen hero. “We have a responsibility to help Andreas Berhme. He gave a lot to German soccer, he gave us a [World Cup] title. Now it’s time for German soccer to do something for him.”Berhme’s financial troubles are the rule rather than the exception according to Germany’s players’ union, which released a report claiming that three out of four former players are unable to earn a living outside of soccer once their careers on the pitch end.last_img read more