Lady Bulldogs Basketball Results At SEI Tourney

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost 27-20 against the South Ripley Radiers last night to finish out the 2019 season.  As they did all season, the girls fought to the end of game and played aggressive on both sides of the floor.Leading the way scoring was Rachel Lamping with 8 points; followed by Elaney McGuire 5 points; Renee Lecher 2 points; Josie Meyer 2 points; Billie Puente 2 points; and Kaylie Raver 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs finish the season  5-9.  Coach Weiler would like to thank the girls for a great season.  He has never had a group work harder than this team.The 7th grade Bulldogs and their coaches would like to thank all the fans, teachers, administrators, parents, and students for their support throughout the season.  Go Bulldogs!The Batesville 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs defeated the South Ripley Lady Raiders last night 25-16 to advance to the second round of the SEI Tournament.The Lady Bulldogs overcame a horrific shooting first half which saw them trailing at halftime 6-2.  They picked up the defensive intensity in the second, and forced turnovers that lead to offensive scoring chances. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs had only two players in the scoring column. Makayla Granger lead all scorers with 14 points and Emma Weiler had 11.  The Lady Bulldogs now have a seasonal record of 11 wins against 3 losses.Offensively the Lady Raiders were lead by Brionna Linkel with 6 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Raiders were Katelynn Samples with 5,  2 points each from Emily Flood and Mya McNew, and Lexi Mozingo had 1 point.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Labor of Love summit focuses on connecting communities

first_imgThe Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) presented its seventh annual Labor of Love Infant Mortality Summit at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.The focus of this year’s summit was Connecting Communities, emphasizing how community partnerships are needed to help more Indiana babies reach their first birthdays. Gov. Eric J. Holcomb, who has set a goal for Indiana to be the best in the Midwest for infant mortality by 2024, kicked off the event hosted by WISH-TV anchor and reporter Brooke Martin. More than 1,500 public health professionals from across the state joined together at the event to share new ways to positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable Hoosiers.“Mothers deserve to see their babies celebrate their first birthdays. Ensuring both moms and infants receive the health care and support they need is a key piece of my Next Level agenda,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This is an all-hands-on-deck effort, and I am confident we have the right people putting the best resources in place across our state to make that happen.”A key to saving more babies in Indiana is to address the disparities and socioeconomic factors that prevent a woman from accessing prenatal care early and continuing that care for herself and her baby. That means linking pregnant women to services where they live and connecting community-based organizations to each other.“It will take communities working in unison to make sure the needs of every mom and baby in Indiana are met,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “I’m emboldened by seeing so many health professionals and community partners committed to making a difference in the health and development of Indiana’s children and families.”One new state initiative focused on that mission is the ISDH OB Navigator program, established in partnership with the Family and Social Services Administration and the Indiana Department of Child Services. The goal of this program is to identify women early in their pregnancies and connect them with an OB navigator – a home visitor who provides personalized guidance and support to a woman during her pregnancy through at least the first six to 12 months after her baby’s birth. The program will begin by connecting pregnant women who are covered by Medicaid in the state’s highest-risk areas to services in their communities. Community sessions explaining OB Navigator are underway across the state in preparation for implementation set to begin in January. The summit featured Nzinga Harrison, M.D., who spoke about connecting communities to support maternal substance use and mental health disorders, and pediatrician Dipesh Navsaria, M.D., who discussed the impact of early life experiences on child development. Attendees chose from more than 30 different afternoon breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to maternal and infant mortality. Click here to visit the event website for more information.last_img read more

UPDATE: Power outage in Greensburg due to vehicle accident

first_imgOriginal Story:7:45aDecatur County REMC reports that several customers in Greensburg are experiencing a power outage Due to a car accident on east Base Road.  There are currently  400 members in and around Greensburg without power. Crews have been dispatched. Given the extent of damage, DCREMC stated that the estimated time of restoration will be lengthy. Greensburg, IN—Update: 9:15amPower is now fully restored in Decatur County after crews worked swiftly from a vehicle accident on Base Road in Greensburg.  Power was out for roughly 1.5 hours.  last_img read more

Basketball: Division One League gets new date

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced a slight shift of the commencement date for the Total Division One League earlier scheduled for January 20, 2020. This decision was taken due to the Zonal Elimination of the 2020 National Sports Festival, which will hold around the same time. In an official memo sent to participating clubs, the Secretary General of the NBBF, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, revealed that arrival date for teams and officials will now be January 27, with competition to start on January 29 after the technical meeting with teams on January 28. Fourteen teams will be competing from the Savannah Conference, while nine teams will battle for glory from the Atlantic Conference at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos. Air Force Warriors, O.S Lions (Osun), T. Joba (Akwa Ibom), Comets (Lagos), Police Bombers (Lagos), Impression Academy (Delta), Camac (Bayelsa), Brave Hearts (Cross River) and Oilers (Lagos) make up the Atlantic Conference. In the Savannah Conference, Apa Flames (Benue), Dashon Mambas (FCT), Kano Pyramids (Kano), Zamfara Shooters (Zamfara), Yobe Desert Warriors (Yobe), Ahip Giants (Kano) and All Stars of Abuja will be competing. Others are Jewel Bulls, Prison Reformers (Abuja), Taraba Hurricanes (Taraba), African Patriot (Kaduna), Gboko City Chief (Benue), Golden Touch (Nasarawa) and FRSC (Abuja). The battle for slots into the Premier Basketball League for the 2020 league season will end on February 10 with four teams gaining promotion into the elite league.Tags: Afolabi-Oluwayemi OlabisiNBBFTotal Division One Leaguelast_img read more

Breaking: Man City fined, banned from Champions League

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 UEFA changes venue of Player of the Season award ceremony, Champions League draw English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros (£25 million) by European soccer’s governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play rules. UEFA said in a statement that City had committed “serious breaches” of the rules while the Premier League club swiftly said they intended to appeal the decision to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. The ruling, if upheld, would mean City would not be able to compete in next season’s Champions League should they again qualify for Europe’s top club competition. UEFA’s FFP rules are intended to prevent clubs receiving unlimited amounts of money through inflated sponsorship deals with organisations related to the owners. The Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body said City had broken the rules by “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016” and added that the club “failed to cooperate in the investigation”.Tags: Club Financial Control BodyCourt of Arbitration for SportManchester CityUEFAlast_img read more

EPL: Struggling Villa stun Arsenal

first_imgAston Villa grabbed a priceless Premier League survival lifeline, beating Arsenal to climb out of the drop zone with one match to play.Trezeguet netted a crucial winner to clinch a 1-0 victory, which lifts Villa out of the relegation zone for the first time since February. The winger set up a dramatic finale on Sunday with Villa, Watford and Bournemouth locked in a three-way battle against the drop.Dean Smith’s side are now above of the bottom three on goal difference ahead of Sunday’s trip to West Ham, who are out of danger thanks to their own superior goal difference.For Arsenal, they will need to rely on an FA Cup win next month to return to Europe and could finish as low as 10th in the Premier League.The Gunners hit the post through Eddie Nketiah but never found the form which saw them beat Liverpool and Manchester City in their previous games.Dion Dublin scored twice the last time Villa beat Arsenal at home in 1998, with the team including England boss Gareth Southgate and an 18-year-old Gareth Barry. Back then Arsenal were champions but the title feels a long way away for the Gunners despite the promising early signs of Mikel Arteta’s debut season.A plane towing the message “Back Arteta Kroenke Out” served as a reminder of the anger felt by fans with the Gunners facing a fourth season outside the Champions League, having not won the title in 16 years.The noise of the aircraft almost drowned out the players in an empty stadium which did little to spark the game in a low tempo opening 20 minutes.But out of the blue the the hosts made the decisive breakthrough in style after 27 minutes.Conor Hourihane’s corner missed everyone except for Trezeguet who was loitering at the far post and the winger drilled in a brilliant low strike from 15 yards. Dani Ceballos fired wildly over as Arsenal tried to find an instant response but the Gunners, now having equalled a club record for fewest away wins in a season, were too passive.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were given nothing and Arsenal were too passive to seriously threaten a recovery.Jack Grealish whistled a 20-yard drive wide just before the break and Arteta replaced Lucas Torreira with Granit Xhaka for the second half.There was a flicker of urgency from Arsenal from the restart and Bukayo Saka ballooned over a Cedric cross.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Ezri Konsa blocked from Aubameyang before Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney climbed off the bench.Villa kept the Gunners at bay though and should have made it comfortable with 15 minutes left.Grealish glided past two challenges to sent Keinan Davis clear but the substitute dragged his shot agonisingly wide.A minute later Nketiah’s header hit the post and bounced into Pepe Reina’s arms.Emiliano Martinez beat away John McGinn’s fierce drive at the other end as Villa nerves began to grow – but they held on.—Tags: ArsenalAston VillaPremier LeagueTrezeguetlast_img read more

Keane double in record-equalling outing

first_img In the lowest of low-key friendlies, manager Giovanni Trapattoni will have been pleased with the efforts of his under-studies with midfielder Wes Hoolahan turning in an impressive individual display and full-back Marc Wilson proving his fitness after a niggling hamstring injury. There was even a 25-minute cameo from fit-again defender Richard Dunne. Trapattoni’s team took control early on and never looked like surrendering it. They were aided and abetted in no small part by the premature departure of Loria, who trudged off the pitch with just 20 minutes gone after racing from his goal and upending striker Shane Long to prompt Romanian referee Sebastian Constantin Coltescu to produce a red card. Loria had earlier kept the visitors in it with a fine save from skipper-for-the-day Long, who showed an impressive burst of pace to leave central defender Akaki Khubutia in his wake, only to be denied by a solid block. James McClean almost broke the deadlock with 23 minutes gone. The Sunderland winger took charge of the free-kick awarded for Loria’s misdemeanour and curled the ball towards the top corner. However, as the Ireland fans behind the goal waited for the net to ripple, substitute keeper Omar Migineishvili threw out a hand and managed to claw his effort away. Georgia’s resistance was finally broken three minutes before the break after Khubutia was penalised for a foul on Long wide on the right. McClean curled the resulting free-kick into the box and Keogh climbed highest to send a downward header past Migineishvili and into the net. Trapattoni sent on Keane at the break, but it was Cox who made an impact within three minutes of the restart when, having been moved to the right wing to accommodate the LA Galaxy frontman, he turned up in the right place at the right time to side-foot home McClean’s driven cross. Hoolahan split the Georgian defence wide open with 58 minutes gone as he slid Long in, but the striker was once again denied. Keane eventually got in on the act with 13 minutes remaining when substitute Conor Sammon’s low cross handed him a close-range tap-in, and he helped himself once again at the death when he made the most of Jeff Hendrick’s well-weighted pass. Press Association The 32-year-old climbed off the bench to draw level with keeper Shay Given, and will go top of the list if, as expected, he leads Ireland into their World Cup qualifier with the Faroe Islands on Friday evening. Keane claimed his 55th international goal from point-blank range with 13 minutes of the game remaining and then took his tally to 56 three minutes from time to seal a comfortable victory with the Georgians labouring after keeper Giorgi Loria’s 20th-minute dismissal. Richard Keogh had opened the scoring three minutes before the break, and Simon Cox extended the home side’s lead three minutes after the restart. center_img Robbie Keane marked his record-equalling 125th appearance for Ireland with a double to see off 10-man Georgia 4-0.last_img read more

Westwood tops Open leaderboard

first_img That means Tiger Woods will have to make history to win his 15th major title and deny the Englishman a first at the 62nd attempt after failing to keep pace with his playing partner on a dramatic afternoon. Westwood carded an eagle and three birdies in a round of 70 that left him atop the leaderboard on three under par, with Woods (72) and fellow American Hunter Mahan (68) the only other players in red figures on one under. Woods’ driver made its first appearance of the week, but it was two shots from the longest club in Westwood’s bag which helped ignite the championship. Woods had employed a conservative strategy over the first two days at a parched Muirfield and it looked to be paying dividends when he briefly moved into the outright lead with a birdie on the second. He and Westwood then split the fairway on the 559-yard par five, Woods by using a driver for the first time, with Westwood then hitting his driver again for his second shot to leave his ball just short of the green. The 40-year-old, putting superbly since working with 1991 Open champion Ian Baker-Finch, was faced with a testing putt from around 35ft but promptly holed it for an eagle three. “My emotions were pretty calm all day although when something exciting happened like that eagle I allowed that to pump myself up,” Westwood said. “You don’t really expect to make those but I could see the line easily breaking in off the hill.” When he followed that with a birdie from five feet at the seventh as Woods bogeyed, Westwood suddenly had a three-shot lead that only lasted until he three-putted the eighth and dropped another shot on the ninth as Woods birdied. Westwood reclaimed the outright lead with a birdie from close range on the 14th but looked set to relinquish it again when he pulled his tee shot to the 16th into heavy rough and was unable to reach the green with his second. However, once more his putter – so long an Achilles heel – came to his rescue and he holed from 20ft to drop just one shot as Woods narrowly missed his birdie attempt. “I got away with another four and I would have taken that when I saw the lie in the rough,” added Westwood, who then birdied the 17th as Woods dropped a shot after finding a fairway bunker with his second shot. Masters champion Adam Scott, who 12 months ago squandered a four-shot lead with four holes to play at Lytham, was another shot behind on level par, with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Ryan Moore another stroke back. “I know what to expect tomorrow,” Westwood said. “I know what to do, I know what it takes. “It’s just a case of believing you are good enough to win. When you analyse it, you don’t want to say it, but tomorrow is just another 18 holes. I’m playing well and putting well and there’s no reason why I can’t carry on.” Westwood led by three shots when he eagled the fifth and birdied the seventh, but saw that wiped out by the ninth and was tied with Woods after holing from 20ft to scramble a bogey on the 16th. But the 40-year-old then birdied the 17th as Woods bogeyed to take a welcome cushion into the final round, where he will play with Mahan and Woods with Scott. Scott’s caddie Steve Williams worked for Woods for 13 of his 14 major victories, all of which have come when he led or shared the lead going into the final round. The last of those was in the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, where Westwood and Woods played together in the final round and Westwood missed out on the play-off between Woods and Rocco Mediate by a single shot. Westwood has also come close to breaking his major duck in the Open, most agonisingly in 2009 when he three-putted the 72nd hole believing he needed a birdie, only to again fall short of a play-off – between Tom Watson and Stewart Cink – by a shot. Press Association Lee Westwood will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 142nd Open Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Muirfield.last_img read more

Hoey wins in Moscow

first_img The 34-year-old, who led by five overnight after a superb 65 in his third round, birdied three more holes to finish comfortably ahead on 16-under-par 272. France’s Alexandre Kaleka, winner of the tournament last year, and Englishman Matthew Nixon were the closest challengers, finishing on 12 under. Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey shot a final-round 70 to claim a four-stroke victory at the M2M Russian Open in Moscow. Press Associationcenter_img Victory was Hoey’s fifth European Tour title and represented a return to form after missing seven of his previous 10 cuts. Hoey told “I have absolutely loved the golf course this week. The putting was the key for me. I have been working hard on that a lot recently and the improvement is really showing because I making a lot of birdies. “That is the main difference at this level. You have to be able to make a lot of putts because the standard is so high these days that it usually comes down to who makes the most putts. “It’s pretty amazing to think that I have won five European Tour titles. It is a great feeling to win and every time you do it you just want more and more. Hopefully I can get at least another one before the end of the season. “It has given me a great boost. I am not the most consistent player in the world but when I get into these positions I usually do okay.” Hoey dropped just one shot throughout the day, at the 12th, and his lead was cut to two by Kaleka and Dane JB Hansen. But his birdie at the 17th steadied nerves and Kaleka (bogey) and Hansen (double bogey) both dropped strokes at the last to card 68s. Nixon came home in 33 and signed for a three-under-par 69, finishing tied second with Kaleka a shot ahead of Hansen. Hoey said: “I did feel the pressure a bit today because I wasn’t swinging it as freely as I had done yesterday but I got the job done in the end. “Making my first birdie of the day on the seventh was a bit of a turning point because I had burned a few edges before that and you start to wonder if it is going to be your day.” China’s Liang Wen-chong, Frenchman Gregory Havret and English pair James Morrison and Mark Foster finished in a tie for fifth on 10 under. last_img read more