Football Playoff Night

first_imgTonight begins the sectional round of the state football playoffs.  Unlike many other states, all Indiana schools make the playoffs despite their season record.  Two of the area schools with the best chances of advancing seem to be in the EIAC.  East Central and Lawrenceburg are both highly ranked in the state.   Two other area schools finished their seasons very strongly.  They are Milan who finds themselves in a highly competitive sectional, and Batesville who also has ranked teams in their sectional.Since everyone enters the sectional 0-0, who is to say that any team could not go on and win?  This is the nice part of the Indiana playoff system.  Good luck to all the area teams.last_img

AquaTrojans Roll On With Wins Against Tigers And Twisters

first_imgEC AquaTrojans remains perfect on the season defeating OA and Lawrenceburg on Thursday in Lawrenceburg.Girls :  EC 164, LBurg 80, OA 40.Boys:  EC 166, LBurg 65, OA 40.Individual winners include:  Ethen Witte- 200 Freestyle; Klay Shipman – 200 IM; Aly Bailey – 1 meter diving; Noah Arnold – 1 meter diving; Lydia Weber – 100 Butterfly; Jackson Ketcham – 100 Butterfly; Kyra Hall – 100 Freestyle; Matthew Badinghaus – 100 Freestyle; Owen Matthew – 500 Freestyle; Hannah Weber – 100 Backstroke; Zach Bovard – 100 Backstroke; Alexis deLong – 100 Breaststroke; Alex Ketcham – 100 Breaststroke.EC went 1-2 in all 6 relays tonight.  EC stands 5-0 on the girls side and 3-0 on the boys side.East Central looks to claim the Dearborn County Championship on Tuesday as they travel to South Dearborn.Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Get Wins Over Lady Panthers

first_imgPitching dominated the game Friday night, but Franklin County was able to get just enough run support to defeat Knightstown 3-1. With the win the Wildcats run their record to 10-3 on the year as the Panthers record fell to 6-5.After throwing a no-hitter in her previous outing, Kamryn McCool was dominant again in the circle. She allowed just one hit to Knightstown in seven innings of work. McCool gave up one unearned run on one hit, two walks, and thirteen strikeouts. McCool’s record on the season is now 6-1 on the year.C Carlton took the loss for Knightstown. She surrendered three runs on three hits over three and a third innings, striking out one.Franklin County did their damage on the scoreboard in the third inning. A lead off single by Tessa Harper got the inning started for the Wildcats. Then a sacrifice bunt by Izzy Hoff moved the runner into scoring position. Next, back to back Knightstown errors allowed Harper to score from second, and set up the Wildcats with runners on second and third with one out. Kamryn McCool made Knightstown pay for their mistakes by driving a 1-1 pitch into deep left field for a double and driving in two more runs for the Wildcats.The Wildcats only had four hits for the game. McCool went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Wildcats in hits, while Tessa Harper and Maggie Wendel each added a single of their own.Franklin County will be back in action on Tuesday night as the Wildcats travel to Batesville for an EIAC matchup with the Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm.An early lead helped Franklin County defeat Knightstown 11-5 on Friday. The Wildcats were able to take the lead in the first inning and never looked back. With the victory, the Wildcats were able to end their losing and improve their record to 3-6 on the season.The Wildcats JV started the offense in the first inning when Laura Hildebrand and Sarah Bare scored on a single by Morgan Bare. Morgan later scored on a double by Emily Wendel to make the score 3-1 after the first.Franklin County added four more runs in the second inning. Laura Hildebrand, Wendel, and Kaylynn Rauch all drove in runs in the frame.Sarah Bare was the winning pitcher for the Wildcats JV. She lasted four innings, allowing six hits and five runs, three earned while striking out two. Karlie Hahn finished off the game for Franklin County throwing an inning of relief out of the bullpen. Hahn struck out the side in the top of the fifth to finish off the Panthers.Mattie took the loss for Knightstown. She went three innings, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits and striking out two.Franklin County Wildcats tallied 12 hits on the game. Abby Orschell, Bare, Wendel, Bare, and Hahn each collected two hits to lead the Wildcats.Franklin County’s JV will be back in action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Batesville to take on the Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled to follow the conclusion of the varsity contest.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

Mike Tyson is on steroids, MMA star accuses former world champ

first_img “How else could he have got into more or less top shape? Only on steroids, there’s no other option. “In my third or fourth year, when everybody weight trained, my friends brought nandrolone. I injected myself, to look good, to have a good body. “I remember my muscles were like rocks. I looked in the mirror and realized it wasn’t for me. Tyson has been linked with a comeback bout against 57-year-old Evander Holyfield. read also:Mike Tyson may die in comeback fight, Whyte warns The pair are said to be in talks about a Middle East comeback clash despite their combined age of 110. It also emerged this week Tyson once stormed into Donald Trump’s office and raged: “Are you f***ing my wife?!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Mike Tyson has taken steroids to get back in shape, according to an outlandish claim made by MMA star, Sergei Kharitonov. Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson Iron Mike has been back in the gym ahead of a shock comeback age 53. But Bellator heavyweight Kharitonov reckons the boxing icon’s impressive physique has not come naturally. The Russian MMA fighter who last month said he would like to face Iron Mike said that kind of body can “only” be obtained with steroids at his age. In a recent interview Sport Express, he said: “He’s juiced up, but it’s fine. There won’t be any doping-control. “He’s taken testosterone, and some kind of health products. There’s no resentment towards Tyson here for that. He’s 53 years old.Advertisementlast_img read more

Little League state tournament, American Legion season canceled

first_img Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Bio ELLSWORTH — Hopes to see games played at diamonds across the state this summer have taken a further hit following two recent cancellations.No Little League baseball or softball champions will be crowned this year after state administrators made the decision Friday to cancel the 2020 state tournament. The American Legion season is also a no-go after the American Legion National Association announced Monday it would be canceling all games across the country.The cancellations are the latest sporting campaigns to be wiped off the calendar as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sports across America have been on hold since mid-March as communities, states and the country at large implement social distancing guidelines and urge citizens to stay at home.The loss of the Little League state tournament follows Little International’s April 30 decision to cancel the 2020 World Series and regional tournaments. The decision marks the first time in the organization’s 73-year history that the event will not be held.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAs of Monday, leagues have been eligible to hold their own regular season campaigns at their own discretion. Yet with restrictions on gatherings still in place in Maine, Little League baseball and softball remain on hold in Hancock County and other communities throughout the state.“We would love nothing more than to be able to announce a start date for our season, as this is the best time of the year. … We miss the kids greatly,” Ellsworth Little League Marketing Manager Lyndsy Clough wrote in a Facebook post late Monday morning. “However, our first priority must be the safety and health of our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.”Whereas Ellsworth Little League and others locally can still hold out hope for an abbreviated season, such is not the case at the American Legion level. American Legion teams, which consist of players who were between 13 and 19 years of age at the start of the calendar year, must instead wait until at least 2021 to return to the diamond.In Maine, the American Legion circuit consists of 16 sponsored teams from across the state. The Hancock County-based Trenton Acadians tied their best-ever tournament finish last year as they ended a 21-year state title game drought en route to a runner-up finish.Teams may still choose to organize 2020 seasons, but if they do so, their campaigns will not be recognized under the American Legion banner. That, head coach Josh Jackson told The Ellsworth American, means the Acadians’ season is effectively “off the table.”“There are a lot of hurdles and obstacles to overcome before anything could happen,” Jackson said. “The main goal for all is to keep the athletes, staff and families all as safe and healthy as possible so we can all get back to life as it was as quickly as possible.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Six of the best confirm FIFA Under-20 quarter-final line-up

first_imgTHE quarter-final line-up at FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 was completed on a night of contrasts.Two of the final trio booking their places did so via the slenderest of margins, while the other was attained with the most spectacular flourish.Mexico were made to toil and labour against Senegal before, with the African side down to ten men being left, to rely on a late cameo from their leading marksman Ronaldo Cisneros.Italy, meanwhile, had to batten down the hatches as France came on strong in trying to reclaim parity, only to see Gli Azzurini earn revenge for last year’s UEFA European U-19 Championship final loss.USA rubber-stamped the last-eight schedule with an impressive display against New Zealand. Their youngest star, Josh Sargent, continued to make a name for himself as they matched their biggest-ever tournament win – earned against Turkey in 1993.Mexico’s clash with Senegal looked near-certain to be heading to extra-time. Chances had been few and far between, while any cutting edge that was on the field seemed distinctly blunt.The exclusion of top scorer Ronaldo Cisneros surprised many but, after Senegal’s Alioune Gueye saw red, coach Marco Ruiz brought him and Diego Aguilar into the action. Near-instant success followed as within ten minutes the pair combined to score the crucial goal.Riccardo Orsolini’s swept volley against France may not have put the European champions to the sword alone, but it was certainly a strike that was royally approved by his Azzurrini teammates.So much so that Mattia Vitale chose to ceremonially knight the Juventus forward. Orsolini went down on one knee in the corner of the Cheonan pitch as the corner flag was touched to his shoulders in a celebratory accolade following the opening goal.SARGENT STRIKES AGAINWhile it may not have been his prettiest goal of Korea Republic 2017, Sargent’s deflection on Justen Glad’s effort is one that will go down in the history books.With four in four games, the 17-year-old drew level with some prominent figures in USA’s footballing hierarchy in the shape of Jozy Altidore, Taylor Twellman and Eddie Johnson as the Stars and Stripes’ record U-20 World Cup scorer.Can he be the one to breach Venezuela’s backline for the first time in the quarter-finals and claim that record for himself?Up next:Quarter-final lineupJune 4: Venezuela-USA, Portugal-UruguayJune 5: Italy-Zambia, Mexico-Englandlast_img read more

Jol could include Davies in squad

first_imgMartin Jol could include Simon Davies in his squad to face Swansea City this weekend.The Fulham midfielder is yet to feature in the league this season because of a knee problem but is back in training and looks set to return to first-team action in the near future.Whites boss Jol will assess Davies on Friday and the ex-Wales international could travel to the Liberty Stadium.AdChoices广告Davies appeared to be making a good recovery from the injury but suffered complications, and in August it was announced that he faced a longer spell out of action.Meanwhile, skipper Danny Murphy has picked up a knock and faces fitness ahead of Saturday’s game, as does Steve Sidwell.Defender Chris Baird is expected to miss the match for personal reasons, while Damien Duff will be absent again because of a calf problem.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

UW coach faces former program

first_imgThe road has not been easy so far this season for the UW women’s soccer team. The team began the Big Ten campaign with losses to Indiana and Purdue, the top two teams in the conference right now. Head coach Paula Wilkins likes the challenge of starting off the year with such tough opponents. “It’s always good to play high-quality teams,” Wilkins said. “It lets you know where you are at as a team and what you have to work on.” The Badgers have amassed a 3-5-1 record so far this season with a 0-2 mark in the Big Ten. While the first two games were difficult, it doesn’t get a whole lot easier for the Badgers as 13th ranked Penn State comes to town Friday night and Ohio State visits Madison Sunday. Penn State is 7-2-1 on the year, and Ohio State boasts a 6-3-0 record. Both are 1-0 in the Big Ten. Wilkins has high praise for this weekend’s opponents.”I expect two great games,” Wilkins said. “Penn State and Ohio State have high-caliber teams and have both won big games already this year. “Both squads are well-organized, well-coached and have dynamic personalities.”One of the top “personalities” is Penn State sophomore Katie Schoepfer. She has six goals and one assist this season to lead the team. Sophomore Audrey Aden-Buie has been nearly as good, netting five goals for the Nittany Lions. In net, Alyssa Naeher has a goals-against average of .70 per game, including three shutouts and was last week’s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.The match against Penn State will bring an added dimension for first-year Badgers coach Wilkins. She spent 13 seasons at Penn State before coming to Wisconsin in January. During her six years as head coach, she led the Nittany Lions to an astounding 119-19-11 record and six Big Ten regular season championships and NCAA tournaments. “It’s going to be exciting,” Wilkins said of her chance to play her former team. “I know a lot of the players and have been a part of a lot of success there. It should be great.” Sunday, Ohio State will feature one of the best players in the nation in Laura Dickenmann. Dickenmann has tallied 10 points this season (four goals, one assist). A major area of concern for Wisconsin to date has been getting off to sluggish starts. In the two games against Purdue and Indiana, the Badgers did not put a shot on goal until the second half of either contest. The result: Wisconsin has been shut out four times this season. Wilkins has a solution for the slow starts.”I plan to give my halftime speech before the game,” Wilkins said. “I’m not kidding.” The Badgers are led in scoring by Shannon Terry and Taylor Walsh, with two goals apiece, and both plan to be factors in helping the Badgers get off to a fast start. And even after the 0-2 start, Wilkins sees the team making strides in the right direction.”We need to continue to buy into the details and take ownership of the program,” she said. “The kids have been really receptive to the changes we’ve been trying to make, and we’ve been taking baby steps forward the last few games.”last_img read more

Minnesota 1st Final Face-Off opponent

first_imgWisconsin women’s hockey team is heading to Duluth, Minn. thisweekend to participate in the Final Face-off for the WCHA playoffs. UW willplay Minnesota on Saturday, and they will face the winner of Minnesota-Duluth versusSt. Cloud State on Sunday if successful.“It’s going to be a fun weekend,” head coach MarkJohnson said. “Just from the standpoint that obviously the stakes are high? the winning team gets an automatic bid on Sunday to go to the tournament. Wejust played Minnesota two weekends ago. St. Cloud was at Duluth two weekendsago. So the teams are familiar with each other.”The Badgers ? who went 2-1-1 this season against Minnesota ?are excited to play in one of their fiercest and most competitive rivalries.“Our matchup against Minnesota, very comparable teams,both have good scorers, both have good goaltenders, statistic-wise, it’s veryclose,” Johnson said. “We finished one point apart in the seasonstandings. So it’ll be a very entertaining, exciting afternoon for the peoplethat’ll be up at the DECC watching the games.”?Morris and Lawler hold the team togetherSenior defenseman Emily Morris has won two WCHA titles andtwo NCAA Championships, but more importantly, she has won the respect of hercoaches and teammates. Named captain at the beginning of the season, Morris hasthrived in her leadership role, both on and off the ice.“My captain, Emily Morris, has a real good feel for thegame,” Johnson said. “Her background, having her dad coach, stillcoaching, has a hockey mind and can get a real sense of what’s going on, whatbuttons to push, what people to talk to. If I need something done, I’ll gothrough her, and she seems very stable.”Junior forward Erika Lawler ? the team leader in assistswith 26 ? is one of the most noticeable players on the team, and she hasproduced in big spots for the Badgers all season.“Well, it’s funny ? when I go to my daughter’s games, Ialways sort of use the phrase, ‘Now go play like Erika, be Erika Lawler outthere,’ just because she’s tenacious,” Johnson said. “She’ll go afterthe puck. And like I mentioned, she’s very competitive and just a lot of fun towatch. And certainly from a coaching standpoint, when you can put her on theice, whether it be a power play, killing a penalty, trying to win a face-off atthe end of a period, she does a lot of things that as a coach you’re very proudof and certainly are grateful that she’s part of your group.”Lawler ? listed generously at 5 feet ? is often noticedbecause of her height but remembered because of her game.“I think on the ice, Erika Lawler has been really thego-to player,” Johnson said. “Bo [Ryan] mentioned about Mike [MichaelFlowers], in practice and games. We start in September until now. She [Erika]comes to the rink every day, plays hard, competes hard. When you watch us play,she’ll be the first person you notice. She’s 5-foot-nothing, but yet she’s gota gigantic heart, (is) very competitive and likes to win.”last_img read more

2018 NCAA Tournament: The Daily Orange beat writers fill out their brackets

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2018 at 1:23 pmcenter_img With March Madness getting underway, it was fitting for The Daily Orange’s men’s basketball beat writers to fill out their brackets. Here are the picks from Sam Fortier, Matthew Gutierrez and Tomer Langer. Feel free to critique their picks in the comments below. Check back after the championship to see which bracket is busted.Sam Fortier’s bracketMatthew Gutierrez’s bracketTomer Langer’s bracketlast_img