Lady Bulldogs Fall Short Against Lady Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville JV Lady Bulldog Volleyball Team dropped a heartbreaker to East Central last night falling in 3 games. Scores were 24-25; 25-18; 15-12. In game 1, the Dogs held off set point and scored 3 straight to sneak out the win. In set 2 a new lineup and missed serves were too much to overcome. In set 3, after trailing early, the team battled to a 12-12 tie before losing service allowing East Central to gain the momentum and ultimately the victory. Naia Bustinza was the top hitter for the evening with 5 kills at the net, while Shelby Westerfeld chipped in with 3 of her own. Sophie Lee was most consistent in serve reception and digs with 14 good passes and 16 digs. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel. Varsity is now 5-2 on the season and travel to Brownstown Central on Saturday for their invitational. From Kateri Paul: The East Central Trojans came to Batesville to take on an ailing Varsity Bulldogs. The Varsity Bulldogs are struggling to find their way without key players. In set one Senior Abby Westerfeld went down with a knee injury. This sent the team into a tailspin that we could not recover from. The Trojans defeated the dogs 25-13, 25-11, 25-11.  Captain Macy Prickel led the team in kills followed by Cayman Werner. Serving was led by Regina Gerstbauer who was 11 for 11. The Dogs take on the Connersville Spartans this Saturday.Tonight, ECVB JV defeated Batesville in 3 tight sets. With a very slow start, EC lost the first set 24-25, but pulled out the next two sets 25-17 and 15-12. With a lot still to improve on, I was very proud of the way they proved that they can aggressively finish a set when they reach the final few points. Also, it took effort from ALL of the girls tonight and I was very happy with the way the girls from the bench stepped up and filled the shoes where it was needed. JV is now 6-1 on the season. Next up, ECVB JV hosts Lawrenceburg September 5th.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Jose Andres.  ECVB traveled to Batesville for a non-conference match up last night. Both JV and Varsity came home with the win. Varsity won in straight sets with the scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-11. ECVB at Batesville 8-29-19‘We took control from the start and held it for majority of the match. We let them get a couple of runs throughout, but we did a great job at keeping our energy up and battling through with bigger runs of our own. The energy that our fans and JV team brought made it feel like we were at EC. That plays a huge factor in a rivalry match-up and helped the girls stay focused on the court. Our servers were aggressive and took risks and it paid off. Our back court was on top of their game so it let our setters run the court and our hitters did their job. All in all, it was a solid team effort from start to finish.’Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.’last_img read more

Draw on today for LIMACOL Round Robin football

first_imgTHE sixteen teams that will be part of the 2017 LIMACOL Round Robin knockout football tournament will know their fixtures today when the draw takes place at 15:00hrs at the Bransville Hotel.The tournament which will begin tomorrow and run until February 26t will be played at various venues.The first-seed teams are Santos, Western Tigers, Milerock and Police while the second seeds are Winners Connection, Uitivlugt, Riddim Squad and Pouderoyen.The third-seeded teams are Grove Hi Tech, Camptown, Eagles and Den Amstel while the fourth seeds are Amsterdam United, Ann’s Grove, Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators.The tournament will feature trophies in excess of $2M and will be contested in a round-robin format initially, before the knockout phase commences.Upon the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers will progress to the quarterfinal round.The winning team will take home $500 000 and a trophy, while the second-, third- and fourth-placed teams will collect $250 000, $125 000 and $75 000 respectively.Additionally, the winners of each group will receive $100 000, while the respective finishers will pocket $50 000, $30 000 and $20 000 apiece. (Stephan Sookram)last_img read more

ICC World Cup Ricky Ponting reckons THIS player will be England’s dangerman

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: With just 8 days to the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup to begin, the excitement has already reached the highest echelon. All teams are working regressively with the full fortitude to keep no box unturned. The hosts, England are firm favourites to win the tournament and the former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has handpicked Jos Buttler as the dangerman in the showpiece event.”The dangerman for England is gonna be Jos Buttler. I just watched him develop over the last 2 or 3 years. I had a chance to coach him at Mumbai Indians 3 or 4 seasons ago when he was really sort of starting to make his mark in international cricket,” Ponting was quoted as saying in a video posted at Cricket Australia website.”What he has done in the last 12 to 18 months whether in a T20, One-Day game or a Test match for England, it’s really outstanding. So, Jos Buttler is England’s dangerman for me. He (Buttler) might not take the gloves but his middle-order batting is out of this world. He scores 360 degrees around the ground, hits the ball incredibly hard, hits the ball a long way as well,” he added. Besides Buttler, England’s team comprises of match-winners like skipper Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jason Roy and Jofra Archer to name a few.The two-time World Cup winning skipper said England’s depth in the batting department makes the hosts a force to reckon with in the upcoming World Cup.  “I think England’s great strength right now in their One-Day team is how deep they bat. That allows all their top-order to play probably with more freedom than most other teams,” Ponting said.”Someone like a Buttler or (Ben) Stokes or Moeen Ali coming in at 7, 8, 9, allows their top-order to go hard. They are a really confident outfit. They have got great depth in their squad and obviously would be playing in conditions they are very much used to.” England will be up against South Africa in the World Cup opener. The tournament will witness clash between top 10 ranked teams. Ricky Ponting has been appointed as the assistant coach of Australia for World Cup. last_img read more

Behind effective ground attack, Pittsburgh looks to be class of Big East

first_imgNEWPORT, R.I. — Running the football might not be pretty, but it works. And to Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt, its just good old-fashioned football. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Devine is a much different type of runner than Lewis or Todman, but his importance to the Mountaineer team cannot be questioned. Head coach Bill Stewart said his ability to create plays out in space is truly ‘special’ and wants his tailback to have at least 25 touches per game. ‘We’re a downhill running team,’ he said. ‘We’re going to pound the ball and be physical.’ There is no secret to his game plan each week, no deception at all: Line up in the I-formation and run it up the gut. Maybe the rest of the league should buy in. Published on August 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13 In addition to Lewis, the league’s second and third leading rushers will also be back on the field this season. West Virginia’s electric tailback Noel Devine returns after a junior campaign in which he racked up career highs in yards (1,465) and carries (241). He’s already been tabbed as a potential candidate for the Heisman Trophy in his upcoming senior season. ‘I think the trend is going to turn back a little bit to the tailbacks and the running game, I really do,’ Wannstedt said. ‘And when you have good tailbacks like we have in our conference, it only makes sense.’ Instead, he hopes opposing defenses won’t be able to handle Devine, leading to his ‘best year ever’ in a West Virginia uniform. ‘I have got to keep Noel Devine healthy for 12 games,’ he said. ‘If I don’t, then we’re in trouble.’center_img ‘I spoke at a lot of clinics this offseason, and I was amazed how many high school coaches want to talk about what we’re doing on offense,’ Wannstedt said. ‘And then Alabama wins a national championship kind of doing what we do — running the ball.’So while some teams continue to operate out of the spread offense, Wannstedt and the Panthers still believe that a straight-ahead running attack will bring success. Facebook Twitter Google+ ‘I think the trend over the next three or four years is going to be getting back to old-fashioned football,’ he said. ‘And when you have good tailbacks like we have in our conference, it only makes sense.’ Connecticut lost 1,093 yards with the departure of running back Andre Dixon, but retains nearly 1,200 yards courtesy of Dixon’s backfield partner, Jordan Todman. As the only proven back on the roster, Todman will be the go-to guy in the Huskies’ rushing attack, head coach Randy Edsall said. But this trend of success in running the ball isn’t unique to the Big East. Wannstedt quickly pointed out that Alabama won a national championship due largely in part to its power running attack. Mark Ingram’s Heisman Trophy is further proof of head coach Nick Saban’s method. 2010 Big East Football Preseason Media PollRank     Team (first place votes)           Pts.1.           Pittsburgh (22)                        1902.           Cincinnati                                1423.          West Virginia (1)                      1424.          Connecticut (1)                         1315.          Rutgers                                      996.          South Florida                             797.          Syracuse                                    418.          Louisville                                  40 Comments Over the last three seasons, Wannstedt and the Panthers — who were voted to win the Big East Conference in the preseason media poll released at the conference’s annual Media Day at the Hotel Viking on Tuesday — have milked that formula to the tune of three straight 1,300-yard rushers and 13 conference wins in a three-year span. With last year’s Big East rushing leader, Dion Lewis, on the roster, Wannstedt doesn’t see a reason to change the philosophy. And he thinks the rest of the conference will quickly follow suit. It may be simple, but it’s hardly easy to stop. last_img read more

Into the spotlight: Just 2 years after its inception, SU ice hockey is contender because of Flanagan

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Paul Flanagan wanted something different. He played ice hockey at St. Lawrence for four years. He worked as an assistant coach on the men’s team for 10 seasons. He then took over the reigns of the women’s team for another nine seasons. Flanagan was happy there. It came with the success. Three NCAA tournament appearances with the men’s team. Five Frozen Four appearances with the women’s team, including four straight from 2003-07. A 230-83-24 record at the helm of the Lady Saints to go along with numerous coaching awards. For Flanagan, everything was good. But he craved something new. So when Syracuse asked him to take over the infant program it was starting following the 2008 season, he decided it was the challenge he had been waiting for. ‘I had been at St. Lawrence for 20 years, and I had 20 great years there,’ he said. ‘But this was just an opportunity to start a program, start it from scratch and try to put my print on it, so to speak. … Maybe I was just getting a little antsy. We had had a lot of success, and maybe that challenge was just kind of pulling at me a little bit.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Less than three years later, Flanagan’s prints are all over the program. So much so that his team is ranked No.2 in the conference. Yes, there were struggles in the beginning. Lack of numbers and adequate facilities hurt the young Orange. But there has already been a vast turnaround. Syracuse enters its third season vying for a College Hockey America conference championship, which, Flanagan said, puts the team in the mix for an NCAA tournament berth. And the players believe it all starts with their head coach. ‘He is the face of the franchise,’ junior forward Lisa Mullan said. ‘I think that’s why we’ve gone past anyone’s expectations, because he knows who to bring in and he knows how to use what he’s got, to work with what he’s got. And he uses every single skill and asset in every single player he has.’ Then and now First-year expectations for the Orange were low, to say the least. Mullan said some of the bigger goals included not getting scored on and not looking like a first-year team. But with 20 players on the roster and no home locker room or workout facility to be found, not looking like a first-year team was a little tougher than it sounded. ‘First year, I think it was a struggle just to get through the season,’ junior forward Megan Skelly said. ‘We had lots of obstacles in our way. We didn’t have (facilities). We were shoved in a box.’ And that all showed on the ice. Six losses by three goals or more. Ten games scoring a single goal or being shut out. A final record of 9-16-3. It was rough. But Flanagan figured it would be. ‘I think that understanding how difficult it is recruiting-wise and how much more competitive it is,’ he said. ‘When I took over the St. Lawrence program, it was two years old, and it was easier back then. It was just a little bit easier to turn something around quicker. I knew this would be more of a challenge, and it would be hard to duplicate that.’ But things got significantly better just one year later, thanks to some new faces brought in by Flanagan. Eight new freshmen and a transfer joined the Orange ranks. And it was more than just added depth. It was quality. Brittaney Maschmeyer transferred from St. Lawrence to reunite with her old coach for her senior season. She was elected an assistant captain by her teammates and powered the SU defense. Flanagan also lured in freshman forward Isabel Menard, one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, by also bringing in her twin sister Talia. They said they didn’t always plan on coming to the same school, but Flanagan knew bringing both in would help pull them to SU. ‘I think we’ve ended up at the same school because we liked it,’ Isabel said in an interview last season. ‘We both like it here, and our role on the team helped us pick this team.’ Talia is still a bit of a project for Flanagan, only seeing limited action in every game last year. But Isabel went on to lead the Orange in scoring, earned CHA Rookie of the Year honors and was a first-team All-League member. Now entering the program’s third year, Syracuse has a full 25-member roster. Ten incoming freshmen and defensive transfer Ashley Cockell from hated Mercyhurst gives the Orange even more quality depth than a year ago. And with just over a week of practices so far this year, Flanagan can already see the talent level rising. ‘I notice in our practices just how much more competitive we are and how much more skilled we are,’ he said. ‘Rather than having just a few players that could do certain things who are consistent, now we’ve got quite a few. That’s the big improvement. The numbers, the depth and, I guess, the quality in the numbers just keeps getting better.’ The players can see it, too. And again, they know it’s Flanagan who is responsible. ‘I think without him, we wouldn’t have the recruits we have today,’ Skelly said. ‘He draws in a lot of the players just because of his reputation as a good coach.’ Making a statement Last February, the Orange hit its low point of the season with a 1-0 loss to CHA bottom-feeder Robert Morris. To Flanagan, it was simply not acceptable. The end of the year was fast approaching, with playoffs just around the corner. Yet the team still had no energy in the home game against its conference foe. He had to do something to make sure his team got the point. So he called a team meeting the next morning before the Orange’s second game with Morris. Flanagan announced Skelly and forward Janelle Malcolm, two key contributors to the Orange offense, would not dress for the game that afternoon. ‘It was definitely a shock when that happened,’ Mullan said Tuesday, looking back on the decision. ‘But I think everybody understood that it was a wake-up call to everyone.’ And wake up the Orange is exactly what it did. Syracuse won the game that afternoon, coming from behind for a 3-2 victory over the Colonials. Flanagan acknowledged after the game that it could have gone differently. SU could have lost, and questions about that decision could have come up. But the Orange players have too much faith and too much belief in what their coach does for them to lose confidence in him. ‘It sucked, obviously,’ Skelly said. ‘But everyone looks up to Coach, and they expect him to make the best decision. We have that trust in him when we come to the rink every day.’ And that faith in Flanagan does not simply start by being a member of the Orange. He builds relationships with all his players, so he knows how to handle each individual. ‘Figuring out an athlete’s personality or trying to get to know an athlete’s personality is pretty important, because it matters on the bench,’ he said. ‘Sometimes it matters how you approach that person, whether it’s constructive criticism or just any type of feedback that you give them. Sometimes it’s nice to know and understand what they’re all about.’ And the players can see it. They notice he greets everyone when they walk into the team locker room before practice. They notice how he handles each player a little differently. He won’t ever let laziness or mistakes go unattended. He will stop practice and yell or briefly pull his players aside. Players can set up a meeting with him, whether to discuss what they need to improve upon or to simply talk about school. And it helps him coach up every individual to the fullest. ‘He sees things in players that other coaches don’t,’ Mullan said. ‘He can see potential in players. He has a really good knack for what to do when. When to get us fired up, when to make us scared, when to make us have confidence. He’s really good with that.’ And even in a situation in which Flanagan decides to make a statement to his team, like he did last February prior to Syracuse’s second matchup with Morris, the Orange players’ confidence in him never falters. ‘He’s the best coach in the league,’ said former SU-goalie Lucy Schoedel after SU’s win over the Colonials. ‘Honestly, the best.’ Leaving his prints Entering this season, the expectations are drastically different from what they were just two years ago. The Orange is set on a CHA title and beating out conference rival No. 3 Mercyhurst. Surviving the season as an infant program is no longer the biggest worry. ‘I think we’re over the, ‘Oh, we’re new,’ stage,’ Mullan said. ‘That’s not an excuse anymore. We’re here, we’re in the league, and we want to be noticed.’ The confidence is there, and with it comes the excitement. The forward lines have another year of experience with each other. Syracuse came close to knocking off Mercyhurst twice at the end of last season, but fell just a little short. Flanagan has brought in even more quality depth this year. He has gained the trust of his players and has their full confidence in him. He came to Syracuse looking to leave his mark on a new program. In his mind, he has left a few prints, with more to come. And in his players’ minds, he has done so much more. ‘Without Paul Flanagan, I don’t know what the program would even be like or that there would be one,’ Skelly said. ‘I think the program wouldn’t be nearly as close, or nearly as prestigious for our third year without him.’ zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Published on September 26, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Rain go away

first_imgA student bikes by Cromwell Field Monday in the rain. More than 0.6 inches fell in Downtown Los Angeles, causing minor campus flooding and by midafternoon a rainbow was visible on campus. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the 80s today.Aoyang Wang | Daily Trojanlast_img

UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal and Cologne

first_imgArsenal, who won 3-1, are accused of blocking stairways in the away section. UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal and Cologne – following last night’s crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.Kick-off was delayed by an hour – as thousands more fans of the German club turned up for the Europa League match than their ticket allocation.Cologne’s four charges are more serious – for alleged crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing objects and acts of damage. Photo © UEFAlast_img read more

Ronnie O’Sullivan to speak at exclusive SBC Snooker Forum on 4 September

first_img Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Share Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins  July 20, 2020 Share Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan will be a key speaker at the inaugural SBC Snooker Forum in London on 4 September.The invite only event, supported by bookmaker BetCris, will see the snooker icon discuss the relationship between the sport and the betting industry and also demonstrate the skills that made him the best in the world.O’Sullivan commented: “I am also delighted to be working with BetCris and I look forward to helping them to grow and promote their brand globally. The SBC Snooker Forum in Marylebone is the perfect opportunity to engage with the industry and discuss how betting and snooker work together.”Hilly Erlich of BetCris added: “We love SBC’s events so we are pleased we are able to launch our association with the world famous Ronnie O’Sullivan. As such an iconic sportsman, Ronnie is one of the few players that transcends the sport so we are really happy that we can count him as a member of Team BetCris.”Rasmus Sojmark, Founder of SBC, was also pleased to have such a good name to ensure the continued success of the SBC Forum events: “SBC was founded on its social networking events, and these exclusive SBC Forums are a natural evolution of that traditional format. “Each Forum will be a high level, invite only event with discussion of a major trend for the industry and to be able to feature the most famous snooker player of our time in Ronnie O’Sullivan is a great way to kick things off the week before SBC’s Betting on Sports conference 12-15 September at Olympia Conference Centre in London.”To find out more about the SBC Snooker Forum, and register your interest go here: Snooker Forum is organised by SBC Events in cooperation with BetCris. SBC Events is part of the SBC Global group of companies, which works with industry leaders to develop the sports and sports betting industries. Services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing and product consultancy, conferences, seminars and industry awards.last_img read more

QPR appoint Chris Ramsey as manager until end of the season

first_imgChris Ramsey has been given the vacant manger’s job at Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season after impressing since taking over from Harry Redknapp in a caretaker role last week. An official announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.Ramsey led the club to their first away points of the Premier League season on Tuesday night with the 2-0 win at Sunderland, which was clearly a feather in his cap. However, the favourable impression that he has created runs deeper than one result, with the players having bought into his ideas on the training pitch and the team looking organised in matches.QPR had been expected to appoint Tim Sherwood, who has been out of work since his departure from Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season, but the talks broke down. The chairman, Tony Fernandes, said on Tuesday that he was close to securing an alternative, somebody he described as his “dream manager”. He added that it might “take a while”.Paul Clement, the Real Madrid assistant manager, has been on Fernandes’s radar but he has said that his immediate focus is on finishing the season at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Clement has family ties to QPR, with his father, Dave, having played for the club.Michael Laudrup was also linked with the job but ruled himself out of the running, having briefly been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite.last_img read more

Gyan sex scandal: Sarah Kwablah sues Daily Guide, others 6 billion cedis

first_imgDaily Guide and two of its editors have been sued over a story the paper carried in June this year concerning what has become known as the ‘Asamoah Gyan Sex Tape Saga’.Samson Lardy Anyenini, a lawyer and host of News File on Joy FM, who filed the writ, is demanding an amount of GH¢600,000.00 (six billion old cedis) as damages for the publication of a photograph of his client, Sarah Kwablah, in Daily Guide.Mr Ayenini’s writ referred to a News One report in June which said a university student, Sarah Kwablah, had threatened to make public what she described as a secretly recorded video of the sexual intercourse she had with Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan.According to Samson Lardy Anyenini, the photograph that appeared in Daily Guide was that of his client, Sarah Kwablah, a resident of Nima and an employee of a Chinese Restaurant on the Osu Oxford Street.The lawyer said the publication caused his client, Sarah Kwablah, unbearable trauma and psychological distress to the extent that she had to travel abroad for “emotional and psychological healing.”He added that after the publication, Sarah Kwablah’s “relations [and] friends have suffered much distress and the father especially is experiencing deterioration in health.” Apart from the amount of GH¢600,000.00 (six billion old cedis) Mr Anyenini is demanding as damages, he requested that DAILY GUIDE pay “the cost of all medical and psychological treatment and counselling and attendant expenses as a result of the said libel in the said publications.”He also demanded that Daily Guide pay Sarah Kwablah all her salary and allowances for all the period she has been unable to resume work as a result of the said publication and also pay all her legal fees.The lawyer is also requesting a retraction, an unqualified apology and a perpetual injunction on the publication of Sarah Kwablah’s photographs.The writ, dated July 30, 2015, named Fortune Alimi, Editor of Daily Guide; Halifax Ansah-Addo, Editor in Charge of NEWS-ONE; and Western Publications, publishers of Daily Guide, as the first, second and third defendants respectively.Meanwhile, Daily Guide has forwarded the writ to its lawyers. Editor’s note: The name of the lady purported to have had sexual relations with the Ghana captain is also Sarah Kwablah.–CLICK TO READ: Sarah Kwablah threatens to sue media houses for defamation–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more