Pirates Boys Track Results At EC

first_imgA limited number of the boys track and field team participated at East Central Tuesday evening and performed well against the host squad and Batesville.In a reserve format, the Pirates defeated the Bulldogs but came up short to the Trojans. Final team scores were: East Central 70, Greensburg 43, Batesville 39.EC, Batesville, & Greensburg Boys Track (4-18)Placing 1st for the Pirates were: Luke Lozier, High Jump, 5’4″ and Shawn Partlow, 110 Hurdles, 20.4.2nd place finishers: Joseph Pacilio, 110Hurdles, 22.3 PR; 300 Hurdles 48.2 PR; Dylan Brown, 1600m Run, 5:41.0; 800m run, 2:29.0; Bryan Bockover, 3200 m Run, 13:03 PR.3rd place finishers: Jesse Hunter, Shot Put, 36′ 2 1/2″; Matthew Myer, Pole Vault, 9′; Partlow, 400m Dash, 1:00.3, 200m Dash 25.8;Collin Springmeyer, 300 Hurdles, 49.9.4th place finishers: Jackson Jones, Discus, 71′ 4″ PR; Hunter, Long Jump, 14’11”; Eric Lowe, Pole Vault, 9′; Blaine Schroeder, 1600m Run, 5:42.0; Devin Imel, 400m Dash, 1:00.4; Logan Woodruff, 800m Run, 2:34.0.PR performances that did not place: Ryan Fisse, Pole Vault, 7’6″ and Jesse Hull, 800m Run, 3:06.The entire squad will be in action Thursday when they host Connersville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Flow Design awards go to IMCA drivers in five divisions

first_imgWELLINGTON, Kan. – Drivers finishing in the top 10 nationally in five IMCA divisions receive awards courtesy of Flow Design again in 2015.Carburetor spacers go to first through fifth place finishers in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod divisions.Sixth through 10th place drivers receive certificates good for 50 percent off the purchase of a carb spacer from the Wellington, Kan., manufacturer.Flow Design is in its eighth season as an IMCA sponsor. Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537.“The Flow Design program doesn’t get as much notoriety as some other programs we offer but its importance to IMCA racers can’t be undervalued,” emphasized IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their steadfast support is something we count on and we appreciate their annual commitment.”last_img read more

Van Straten victorious in Oshkosh opener

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (May 1) – Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway kicked off its 2015 racing season Friday night on a large scale as 153 teams checked in to compete on the very smooth and fast 1/3-mile clay oval.Travis Van Straten and John Heinz drew the front row for the Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main and pulled into the lead spots at the start. Dylan Heillmann, Joe Arndt and David Hoern­ing  were scored behind the leader after the first couple laps were recorded.Van Straten held a couple car length lead through out the race and despite a final caution on lap nine was able to maintain the lead to collect his first feature win of the  season. Heinz took se­cond with Hoerning outdueling Heillmann to take third.The Automotive Supply Co IMCA Modifieds brought a field of 33 cars with 20 making the starting grid for the feature event.  Mike Wedelstadt drew the pole and established a quick lead on the start. Johnny Whitman, Marcus Yarie, Dan Wirth and Mike Mashl dropped in behind.The top three spread out and the rest of the field bunched behind before a lap 10 caution reset the field. Wedelstadt lost his lead with Whitman, Yarie, Mike Mullen, from mid-pack, Tim Robbins, Ed­die Muenster and Mashl behind him for the restart.Mullen worked to the inside of Whitman and after a couple laps was able to move into the runner-up spot, with Yarie advancing into third. Mullen continued to reel in the leader and used the inside line again on lap 14 to take the lead. Once in front, Mullen pulled away leaving the battle for se­cond.Mullen captured the opening night feature for the second year in a row. Whitman prevailed in the tight race for the runner-up spot with Yarie taking third.Jeff Steenberger grabbed the lead from the pole at the start of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Jeff Schmuhl, Jon Schultz, Wyatt Block, Zach McKinnon and Tom Schneider hooked up behind.The lone caution appeared on lap seven and Steenberger again held the lead with Schmuhl, Block, Kevin Bethke, Schneider and Schultz tight behind. Steenberger opened a slight lead and held off Schmuhl to win his first Speedzone feature since June 7 2013. Right behind in third was Block.last_img read more

Badgers drop 3 to ranked ACC opponents

first_imgJunior Alaina Trgovich picked up a victory in the No. 6 singles match to boost Wisconsin during an otherwise tough weekend.[/media-credit]Despite a few hard fought victories in doubles and singles competition, the Wisconsin women’s tennis team came up winless against three ranked opponents over the weekend. The Badgers faced No. 1 Duke, No. 14 Clemson and No. 9 Georgia Tech as they hosted the ITA Team Indoor Championship tournament.Friday night, the Badgers took the court in the first round against the top-ranked Blue Devils.The women lost their three doubles matches in the first contests of the evening. Co-captains Katya Mirnova and Jessica Seyferth played their opponents the closest, finishing two games behind at 8-6 in the No. 3 doubles slot. The duo would, however, continue to improve throughout the weekend.Seyferth played a close match in the No. 4 singles slot against Duke’s Amanda Granson, who is ranked No. 80 nationally. Seyferth and Granson played game-for-game early on, but Granson came away with a 7-5 win in the first set.Granson went on to win 6-2 in the second set and take the match.“That was back-and-forth for awhile,” Seyferth said on her way off the court. “[Granson] came up big when she needed to.”Even with the competition already decided, UW freshman Hannah Berner came away with a big win in No. 5 singles on Friday. After dropping the first set in six games to Duke’s No. 63 Monica Gorny, Berner stormed back to win the second and third sets and the match.It would be the Badgers’ only win of the day, as Wisconsin lost 6-1.In the first consolation round Saturday, Wisconsin faced the Clemson Tigers.Clemson secured the doubles point by winning the No. 2 doubles match, followed shortly by the No. 1 match. Even with the doubles point already decided, Mirnova and Seyferth stuck out their No. 3 doubles match before ultimately losing 9-8.Wisconsin’s lone win on the second day was Seyferth’s victory over Ina Hadziselimovic. Seyferth won the No. 3 singles match in consecutive sets, going 6-2 and 6-3. Seyferth’s win put the Badgers on the board but still down 3-1.“Jessica Seyferth did a really good job against the girl from Clemson at No. 3,” UW head coach Brian Fleishman said, adding that it was a highlight of the weekend.Alaina Trgovich played a tough match against Clemson’s Estefania Balda in No. 6 singles. After winning the first set 7-5, she lost the second set in six games. Trgovich battled Balda in the third set but lost the match with the final set, falling 7-6 to Balda.The Badgers fell to the Tigers 6-1.Wisconsin posted its best doubles scores of the weekend in Sunday’s consolation match against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. UW’s Markovich and Chupa lost 8-4 in No. 1 doubles play.Berner and fellow freshman Kathleen Saltarelli fell 9-7 in No. 2 doubles play. Improving on their early play during the weekend, Seyferth and Mirnova won their doubles match 8-6 for Wisconsin’s first doubles match win of the weekend.“Our No. 3 doubles team, Katya Mirnova and Jessica Seyferth, are playing extremely well,” Fleishman said. “They had match points on Friday and just didn’t capitalize. [Saturday], they played another good match and then [Sunday] they got their win.”Sunday’s highlight for UW was in the No. 6 singles match. UW’s Trgovich beat Georgia Tech’s Hillary Davis in two consecutive sets, taking both at 7-5.After losing the other four singles matches, Wisconsin dropped its third and final match of the weekend 5-1 to Georgia Tech.Fleishman decided to forfeit Berner’s No. 4 singles game during the first set after Berner threw her racquet against the backstop. Berner was penalized earlier in the weekend for ball abuse.“I pulled Berner because of behavior problems,” Fleishman said Sunday. “She got a point penalty yesterday, and she got another point penalty today … This is going to be a good learning lesson for her. Hopefully this will make her a better person, (and) better player next match out and for the rest of the season.”Though the Badgers did not win any of their matches in the tournament, Fleishman thought his teams play improved as the weekend progressed. He also identified two things the Badgers will be working on this week to prepare for their Saturday match against Western Michigan at home.“We played our best tennis against a tough team from Georgia Tech,” Fleishman said Sunday. “We know we need to get quicker. “A lot of our problem right now is we’re not getting in position for our shots. We’re going to work on our footwork and our first serve percentage needs to be higher.”last_img read more

Badgers fall to Hawkeyes in OT

first_imgSenior guards Rae Lin D\’Alie and Teah Gant played their final regular season home game against the Hawkeyes, falling 68-60 in overtime.[/media-credit]With the Big Ten tournament looming next weekend in Indianapolis, it was easy to forget the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (20-9, 10-8) had one more game remaining on the schedule.Unfortunately for the Badgers, Iowa (17-12, 10-8) did not, as the Hawkeyes came out victorious in a 68-60 overtime triumph Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.Sunday afternoon was the Badgers’ Senior Day, as guards Rae Lin D’Alie and Teah Gant were honored. However, once the game began, the Hawkeyes were all business.Wisconsin scored the first six points of the game, but held its biggest lead at only the 18:25 mark in the first half. Iowa was able to close out the half on a 12-0 run, culminating with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to enter halftime up 33-21.“We were settling for jump shots,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said of the Badgers’ first half troubles. “Our last six shots of the first half were all deep, shorter shots. The ball was not going inside, we were not attacking the paint and that put our defense on its heels.“The way we executed offensively, and we talked about being decisive and disciplined offensively, trying to get action toward the basket, that’s when we’re at our best. And it allows us to get back on defense. We were taking deep shots in the corner, settling for outside jump shots, quick shots.”Iowa’s shooting performance was especially impressive in the first half, in which the Hawkeyes shot 41.9 percent from the field and 55.5 percent from behind the arc. Iowa was led by sophomore guard Kamille Wahlin and junior guard Kachine Alexander, who contributed 20 and 19 points, respectively.“Iowa is an unbelievable shooting team,” Stone said. “You all watched the game and I watched it too, and I thought we did a very good job and had a very valiant comeback down in the second half to push it to overtime. They made some tough shots.”For the Badgers, D’Alie ended her regular season on a high note, leading the team with 15 points, along with seven assists and six rebounds.Gant, meanwhile, contributed seven points and seven assists. Junior forward Tara Steinbauer also added 11 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore forward Anya Covington recorded her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.With a 12-point halftime deficit, Wisconsin came out stronger on offense and defense in the second half. From the field, the Badgers shot 40.7 percent and converted 42.9 percent from 3-point range, both significant increases from the first half. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes shot only 30.8 percent from the field.After trailing by as many as 13 with 16:57 left to play, Wisconsin rebounded to cut the lead to 48-41 on a 3-pointer by sophomore guard Jade Davis with 7:58 remaining. With an ensuing 9-2 run, the Badgers tied the game at 50 with just over six minutes on the clock.“We talked at halftime about adversity facing us,” Stone said. “We took better shots; we made a runback; we played better defense in the second half. We rebounded the basketball. We addressed those issues. What we challenged our team to do in the second half, they did.”Four minutes later, however, Iowa once again held a 6-point lead after two 3-pointers. After cutting the lead to 56-54 with 1:14 remaining, time appeared to be running out. Still down two with only 20 seconds left, Wahlin was fouled to stop the clock and made her first and only trip to the free throw line for a 1-and-1. The 10th-leading scorer in the Big Ten and a 90 percent free throw shooter, Wahlin missed from the line, giving Wisconsin a shot.On the rebound, Iowa’s Morgan Johnson was called for a foul on Covington, sending the sophomore to the line with a chance to tie the game. Covington did just that, and the game went into overtime with the score even at 56.“Being down, just battling back and really believing in our system, it was working,” D’Alie said. “We were helping earlier on defense and forcing them to take contested shots; [that] was one of the adjustments that I think helped majorly.”D’Alie opened the extra period with an easy layup to give the Badgers their first lead since 14:04 in the first half. However, the Hawkeyes responded with a 7-0 run and Wahlin provided the dagger with a running, off-balance 3-pointer as the shot clock was expiring with 37 seconds remaining.Holding a 63-58 lead, Iowa withstood a basket by Covington and made its free throws to seal the victory.“Wahlin hit some tough shots in overtime that were kind of back-breakers,” D’Alie said. “The three she hit, I couldn’t believe it went in. It was just the way the ball dropped and we laid it out there tonight and just happened not to get it.”Friday evening, the Badgers will begin postseason play in the Big Ten tournament as a No. 4 seed. Wisconsin will play No. 5 Purdue, a team with which they split the season series.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Look back at regular season as Badgers await Big Ten Tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Team (14-17-3, 8-13-2-1 Big Ten) finished their regular season following four straight losses over two series against No. 6 Ohio State University and No. 7 University of Minnesota. They were outscored 21-5 over the four-game stretch and find themselves in a familiar position for Badger teams this season, in need of a Big Ten Tournament win to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.One of the biggest ancillary storylines for Wisconsin this season was Coach Tony Granato’s temporary absence to coach Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The U.S. Men’s team was knocked out of the tournament last week by the Czech Republic. Granato is back in Madison and will return to the bench this Friday.With the post-season in flux for the moment, let’s take a look back on the regular season for the Badgers.Beata Nelson takes gold, breaks records in Big Ten Swimming & Diving ChampionshipsUniversity of Wisconsin swimmer Beata Nelson continued her breakout year during the Women’s Big Ten Championships in Columbus Ohio, taking Read… Early season successThe Cardinal and White came out of the gate hot in the 2017-2018 season. They won four of their first five games. This included upsets against top-ranked programs Boston College (No. 13 at the time, now No. 18) and Ohio State, with whom they split the series.This resulted in a season-high No.5 ranking in the October 23 USCHO Division I Poll.Big Ten mediocrityOnce the conference season was fully underway in November, the Badgers managed to keep their heads above water for the first few games. They split series with the University of Michigan and Michigan State, as well as a set against Minnesota, but then began to falter.In early December, UW lost five straight matchups (one in overtime) by an average goal differential of 2.2.Winter Olympics: Joint Korean team creates major questions on international stageThe 2018 Winter Olympics theme has got to be an underlying current of precariousness. I’m not only referring to the Read…In conference matchups, Wisconsin only won both games of a series once — against Penn State University. On the other hand, the Badgers were swept four times at the hands of Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Notre Dame.Top PerformersSophomore forward Trent Frederic led the way in the goal-scoring department for the Badgers this season. He poured in 15 goals and had a team-best .152 shot percentage (among players with more than five goals). Frederic was also fourth on the team in assists with 13, and his 28 points were good enough for second best on the roster.Frederic’s linemate, forward Ryan Wagner, topped the Badgers in points with 29 on the season. Wagner had eight games with multiple points, including a three-point outing against St. Lawrence back in October.Football: New budget proposal passes, ticket hikes set for next seasonThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Board approved UW Athetics’ proposal for the 2018-19 budget last week, which totals $143.5 million Read…The chief facilitator for the Badgers was defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk. Kalynuk dished out 20 assists to lead the team. He also got in front of 55 potential goals, he was second in blocked shots.UW will take on Michigan this weekend in Ann Arbor for a best-of-three series in the first round of the Big Ten Playoffs.last_img read more

Syracuse loses 2nd consecutive game in straight sets to No. 11 Marquette

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 For the second time in three days, Syracuse lost in straight sets, this time against No. 11 Marquette.Service errors and blocking misuses prevented the Orange from building early momentum, dropping the first set 25-12. Sophomore Elena Karakasi started at setter, just as she did against Baylor on Thursday, and finished with seven assists.The second set was a much tighter contest, despite Syracuse’s continuing struggles against Marquette’s hitters, leaving SU trailing 14-7 midway through the set. Looking for a spark from his bench, head coach Leonid Yelin inserted freshman setter Lauren Woodford into the match in place of Karakasi. Woodford’s consecutive aces helped ignite a Syracuse comeback, but Marquette’s dominance up front was too much for the Orange as they lost the set 25-23.Syracuse’s improved play continued into the third set, and it drew even at 16-16 after several Marquette attacking errors. After a Syracuse timeout, Marquette pulled away, as the Orange dropped the set 25-18. 2018 ACC freshman of the year Polina Shemanova led SU with 11 kills.Syracuse will look to get its first victory of the season on Friday against Morehead State as it begins a three-game stretch in the Kansas Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

first_img StumbleUpon SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Share It’s that time of the year when Six Nations Rugby returns to our screens, with five physically intense rounds of competition spread across February and Match.England head into the Championships as favourites, with back to back triumphs, including a Grand Slam in 2016, but could the Red Rose’s impressive form be set to crash in early 2018?Joe Lovelace, Head of PR at Marathonbet, has been discussing England and who the bookies say are their closest rivals: “Under Eddie Jones, England have been imperious, winning 22 out of a possible 23 Test matches, deservedly heading into the championship as the bookmaker’s favourites. “A third straight Six Nations would be impressive but a host of injuries to key players makes this even tougher. “But if England’s young players stand up, be counted and take their opportunity, retaining the title and claiming a Grand Slam is very possible. “England and Ireland are hot favourites, it could all come down to the last round where Twickenham plays host to these two teams in what will be a mouth-watering encounter.”All eyes could well fall onto that fixture in the final round, with England seeking revenge for their sole loss under Australian coach Jones, with Ireland triumphing 13-9 in the final game of last seasons tournament.However, could customers be backing a certain nation who showed great resurgence in an impressive 2017: “Unsurprisingly the majority of our punters at Marathonbet have been backing England to win a record third straight Six Nations, with a few backing a Grand Slam along the way, but ultimately believing they’ll come up trumps overall. “For the first time in a while though we’ve seen a number of punters backing Scotland to go all the way – testament to an impressive 2017 that saw them beat Ireland, Wales and Australia with Gregor Townsend’s expensive brand of rugby.”Would Scottish success be a surprise given recent Six Nations performances? And could we see a change of nation propping up the table? Lovelace added: “Scotland won’t be surprising anyone this season, because their Six Nations rivals will not be taking them lightly after some impressive results from this young exciting side last year. “They’re considerably better odds than France and Wales to win this season’s championship and our punters’ activity backs this up with many backing them to claim Six Nations glory at 7/1. “Wales are unusual outsiders at 15/1 to go all the way despite having the experienced British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, this is mainly down to them missing a host of star players through injury and introducing a new brand of free-flowing rugby.“Italy are destined for the wooden spoon once again, there doesn’t look to be much hope of them not losing all five games – we’ve priced them at 500/1 to win the tournament to back this up.”Amongst all the talk of potential Six Nations winner and losers, Lovelace went on to discuss the current state of rugby union betting, and what can be done to ensure it grows and increases its appeal: “Betting on rugby union and Six Nations has improved over the past few years but there is a long way to go for it to compete and rival the likes of football, tennis, darts and other sports that have a far higher level of activity from our punters. “Educating customers around the variety of markets the betting industry has to offer will go a long way to showing punters that rugby union has as much to offer as any other sport has to offer. Rugby isn’t seen as a traditional betting sport, this perception needs to change going forward.”last_img read more

#GHBudget: Sports Ministry gets GHS 40m for 2020 activities

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has been allocated an amount of GHS 40, 161, 682 to run all its activities for the 2020 calendar year.This was captured in the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy which was read by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday.The allocation is supposed to take care of the daily running of the Ministry in addition to all its activities and programmes in the area of youth development and sports.Per the Finance Minister, the Sports Ministry will help with the following national football team assignments:Qualification to the 2021 African Cup of Nations Tournament in Cameroonthe 2022 World Cup Tournament in Qatarthe qualification of the U-20 Football Team to the 2021 U-20 AFCON in MauritaniaQualification of the Black Starlets to the 2021 U-17 AFCON in Morocco. participation of the Black Princesses as well as the Black Maidens in their respective 2020 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournaments.How does this year’s allocation compare to last year?This year’s allocation of GHS 40, 161, 682 is a reduction from that of 2019 which was an amount of GHS 43, 795, 046.As with previous budgets for the MInistry, wages/salaries and goods services dominated a good part of the allocation with each item getting GHS 18,018,403 and GHS 19,691,511 respectively.A summation of the two line items makes GHS 37, 709, 914; an increase when compared to GHS 35, 371, 919 spent in 2019.last_img read more

All work and no play: Ronaldo shows off girlfriend

first_imgPortuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, seems to have quickly put the disappointment of last Friday’s Champions League exit behind him, posting a picture with him cozied up with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.Ronaldo, and his Juventus teammates were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by French side Lyon on away goals, despite winning the second leg 2-1 in Turin – with the former Real Madrid man scoring both goals on the night.With the Juventus squad given some weeks off before the start of preseason, Ronaldo, seems to be spending quality time with his loved ones.Happy to share these beautiful moments with you! 👩‍❤️‍👨😘 pic.twitter.com/8P2GJcFihf— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 12, 2020The 35 year old, scored 37 goals in all competitions for Juventus in the 2019/2020 season, breaking the existing record of 35 goals set by Ferenc Hirzer, 94 years ago, to become the highest scoring Juventus player in a single season.last_img read more