‘Sgt. Chad Keith 5k Run/Walk’ set for August 11

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Sgt. Chad Keith 5k Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 11 at Liberty Park in Batesville.Keith was a Batesville High School graduate who was killed in Baghdad, Iraq in Jluy of 2003. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.The run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:05 a.m. Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Batesville area non-profit agencies.For more information click here or call 812-933-6116.last_img

Strickler switches gears, then checks out in second half of Shryock Memorial All-Star main

first_imgKyle Strickler restarted right where he wanted to for the second half of the Shryock Memorial All-Star feature, then checked out in winning the Saturday night IMCA Modified special and $4,000 at Hancock County Speedway. (Photo by Chad Meyer)BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 12) – Kyle Strickler was right where he wanted to be midway through Hancock County Speedway’s Shryock Memorial All-Star main event.As a result, he was right where he wanted to be at the end of Saturday’s 50-lap feature for IMCA Modifieds.Strickler stayed close to Ryan Ruter following numerous cautions throughout the first half and was running second when the race was halted for the mandatory pit stop at halfway.He restarted second, took the lead almost at the drop of the green and checked out on the rest of the 31-car field, taking the $4,000 checkers handily ahead of Ruter.“It was so important to be lined up second,” Strickler explained. “The track had rubbered up and I was definitely trying to position myself for the restart.”“It’s tough to run well in a field this good but we made a gear change (at halfway) that helped us,” he added. “I knew if I could get out front I’d be tough to catch.”The second 25 laps ran caution-free. The only thing slowing down Strickler was traffic as he took the win in front of Ruter, Mike Mashl, 11th starting Brian Mullen and Benji LaCrosse. Ruter also went home with a check for $4,000, which included a bonus of $1,000 for leading lap 25.Shane Monson started 26th and ended in eighth; Richie Gustin was also a plus 18 on the night after starting 28th and ending in 10th.After finishing one spot short of a transfer from his “B” in Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars program, Strickler had finished 13th in Friday’s Night of 10,000 Stars at Britt.“We were struggling,” admitted Strickler, already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, “but this was a good way to end the week.”Hunter Marriott clinched the IMCA Speedweek crown with his 17th place finish.Cody Nielsen was the $750 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner and Darin Toot’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory paid $600.Colby Fett and Lucas Lamberies swapped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod lead back and forth before Fett took the front spot for good late in the 20-lapper. Those checkers were good for $500.Feature results – 1. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 2. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 3. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 4. Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.; 5. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 6. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 7. Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 8. Shane Monson, Clear Lake; 9. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 10. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 11. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 12. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 13. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 14. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 15. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 16. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 17. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 18. Jon Snyder, Ames; 19. Troy Swearingen, Thompson; 20. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 21. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 22. Mike Jergens, Plover; 23. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 24. Adam Hensel, Hammond, Wis.; 25. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 26. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 27. Jason Briese, Cleghorn; 28. Jeff Feaster, Humboldt; 29. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 30. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 31. Josh Ruby, Lakota.last_img read more

Best FIFA Shortlists to Be Announced Today

first_imgThe nominees for the Best FIFA Football Awards will be revealed today in four categories.The public will vote for the winner from a shortlist of the top 10 players and coaches in 2019 in each group.The first set of nominees will be announced at noon for the best women’s coach, followed by the best men’s coach an hour later. The top 10 best women’s players will be revealed at 2:00pm and the men’s an hour later.Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the men’s prize for best player in 2018 – the first time in 11 years Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi failed to come out on top in a world footballer of the year award.Portugal striker Ronaldo came second, while Liverpool’s 2017-18 Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah was voted in third.France manager Didier Deschamps – whose side beat Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final – was named best men’s coach.In the female category, Brazil legend Marta picked up her sixth award as best women’s player after leading her country to the Copa America Femenina title.She beat Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan in second, while Norwegian Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg came in third.Lyon’s Reynald Pedros led his side to the league and Women’s Champions League double in his first season in charge and picked up the women’s coach award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lorenzen keys UW offensive attack

first_imgAs the Badgers’ volleyball team opened the Big Ten season this weekend with victories over the No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, the passing game once again proved to be vital to their success.Wisconsin came into the 2005 season with a reputation as a strong offensive team with their big outside hitters Aubrey Meierotto and Maria Carlini, middle blocker Sheila Shaw, and redshirt freshman Audra Jeffers stepping in at rightside hitter.However, head coach Pete Waite has strived to make his team known for more than just their offensive power, as passing and defense have been a vocal point of his practice sessions.The importance of the Badgers’ passing game was apparent in the season’s home opener as they defeated No. 11 UCLA with sophomore setter Jackie Simpson leading the way with 41 sets.As Wisconsin tipped off against the Gophers in the Big Ten season opener this past Friday at the UW Field House, the significance of their passing game became even more evident.With the Badgers off to a sloppy start early on in the contest with Minnesota, Waite turned to junior setter Katie Lorenzen, as Simpson was struggling to get UW’s hitters the ball.Lorenzen provided Wisconsin with an energy boost off the bench and helped will them to a 3-2 victory with 25 assists. She also tallied three blocks and a career-high six kills with no errors in nine attempts (.667 attacking percentage) in the match.”It was huge the way Katie Lorenzen came in here and got us on track,” Waite said. “She basically got the win for us and she basically gets the game ball for this one … if we gave game balls out.””It seemed like we [were] kind of disjointed out on the court,” he added of the decision to turn to Lorenzen. “It wasn’t totally Jackie’s fault, I think the passing was off also and they’ve got some great servers on their team.”We were just looking for someone to come in and steady us out. I think even when Katie started in there she was struggling with her location a little bit, but as she got out there and settled down she was great.”Lorenzen’s impact didn’t come immediately when she entered the game, but she gained more confidence with each point to which she contributed en route to victories in game two, four, and five.”I was a little nervous when I went in. I felt like my hands were shaky, but the team just brings a ton of energy. The crowd was awesome tonight so I got a lot more confidence with every point,” Lorenzen said.In fact, Waite was riding Lorenzen’s momentum into the Iowa match Sunday as she started for the first time since Oct. 15 of last year.”Katie came off the bench on Friday and did an awesome job,” Waite said. “She won the match for us basically, came in and just changed the tempo of things, got us on track and had an awesome match so I thought she really deserved the start.”But with the Badgers off to another slow start Sunday in the first match, Waite turned back to Simpson at setter.”As [Lorenzen] started [Sunday], I felt she wasn’t quite as crisp as we needed. The tempo and personality of the team wasn’t as high as we needed,” Waite said of his decision to return to Simpson.For Simpson, she holds no grudge in being benched and actually looks at it as more of a learning experience in improving her fundamentals in only her second season.”[I need to work on my] early draw and hold my phrase on the follow through — those two things, and then everything else will just fall into place,” Simpson said.”It’s all about consistency and that’s the thing we’ve been striving for, so it’s just finding that,” she added.Whoever gets the nod at the setter position, Waite knows that he can turn to his bench in almost any situation after Lorenzen’s ability to step up this weekend.”We’ve got two very good setters and on any given day, they’re going to step in like any position we have out there — middles, rights, lefts, DS’s — people will come in and help us out,” Waite said.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Badgers fall 69–74 to in-state rival Marquette in overtime

first_imgThe 125th chapter of the I-94 rivalry took place this Saturday, this time in the brand-new Fiserv Forum that is home to the Milwaukee Bucks.The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team traveled just 77 miles down the interstate to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Badgers are currently ranked No. 12 in the nation but they fell short with a score of 69–74 to the Golden Eagles, giving them their 58th win in the series. Though Wisconsin still leads the series 67–58.There was no breathing room in this back and forth battle as no team led by no more than six points at any point. The game was so close it even took an extra five minutes in an overtime period to decide the winner. A lack of composure is ultimately what lead to the fall of the Wisconsin offense at the end of the game and what helped Marquette cling to a small lead before winning by five.Men’s basketball: Nate Reuvers may be next in long line of great Badger big menStarting forward Nate Reuvers has quietly been having a stellar season for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Perhaps Read…Marquette missed six consecutive free throws which allowed the Badgers for three attempts to cut into their four-point deficit with under a minute left to play. D’Mitrik Trice missed a three-point attempt coming off a ball screen, only before turning the ball over on the very next possession. Wisconsin’s final attempt to stay in the game was another missed three-point attempt, this time missed by Brevin Pritzl.Marquette finished plus five in the rebound margin which they used to dominate the Badgers 14–2 in second-chance points. On top of that, Wisconsin had an uncharacteristic number of fouls with 21 which lead to the Golden Eagles converting 22 of 34 on free throw attempts.Ethan Happ had yet another tremendous game and led all scorers finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds while shooting at an impressive rate of 76.2 percent. Happ simply just did not get as much help as was necessary, Trice finished with 10 points, Reuvers had 11 points and Alem Ford tallied eight points, but besides that, most of the Badgers were quiet tonight.Men’s basketball: Badgers hold on in close contest versus RutgersThe Big Ten proved itself once again to be one of the most brutal conferences to play in from top Read…Markus Howard led the Golden Eagles to a victory with 27 points and four assists and shot 12 for 15 from the free throw line. The Hauser brothers, Joey and Sam, combined for five three-pointers and a total of 28 points in the win. Despite only shooting 35.4 percent from the field, the Golden Eagles found a way to win by controlling the boards and containing Wisconsin from beyond the arc.Wisconsin is back in action Thursday when they take on Savannah State at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

Moe Neal, Lakiem Williams trending up in this week’s stock watch

first_img Published on September 3, 2019 at 12:10 am Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Despite a shaky passing game, No. 22 Syracuse (1-0) took down Liberty (0-1), 24-0, on Saturday night in its season-opener.SU’s defense forced four turnovers and held the Flames to minus-4 net yards on the ground. Meanwhile, the Syracuse offense looked unstable throughout, although its running backs accounted for touchdowns in each of the final three quarters.Here’s whose stock is up or down after the Orange’s shutout of Liberty.STOCK UP Moe NealAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s senior running back led the way both on the ground and through the air, registering a game-high 143 yards from scrimmage. Neal set a career-high with 54 receiving yards and went untouched on a 42-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter that served as the final score of the game. He was the most explosive player for a Syracuse team that otherwise had very few sparks on offense.Lakiem WilliamsAfter playing in seven games and recording just four tackles during his first year with the Orange, Lakiem Williams dominated in his first Syracuse start. The former Butte College star led SU with 11 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, adding 1.5 sacks as well. Serving as the replacement at middle linebacker for reigning ACC tackles leader Ryan Guthrie, Williams filled his role, and then some.Defensive LineIt’d be unfair to single out any one player from the Syracuse defensive line, which manhandled the Flames at the line of scrimmage. Alton Robinson and Kendall Coleman played well as expected, combining for eight tackles and 2.5 sacks. But SU’s interior defensive linemen stepped up, as Josh Black (four tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery), Curtis Harper (two tackles, 0.5 sacks) and Kingsley Jonathan (0.5 sacks, forced fumble, fumble recovery) all contributed to the success up front.STOCK DOWNTommy DeVitoKarleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorThe replacement for one of the most productive Syracuse quarterbacks of all time struggled in the season-opener, finishing 17-for-35 with two interceptions and zero touchdowns. DeVito looked out of sorts all night, struggling with overthrows and miscommunication with the SU receivers. He looked comfortable scrambling out of the pocket, but was far from the confident, capable quarterback that Syracuse fans saw in flashes last year. With under two weeks until SU’s matchup with No. 1 Clemson, DeVito and the SU passing game have just one game to remedy the issues they had on Saturday.Offensive Line StabilityJust when it seemed like the Orange had finally found the offensive line rotation they wanted, it was reshuffled again when Sam Heckel left due to injury in the second quarter. Babers declined to speculate whether or not Heckel will return versus Maryland in his weekly press conference on Monday, but Heckel is listed on this week’s depth chart at center along with Airon Servais, who moved from left tackle to center — his former position. Carlos Vettorello shifted from right tackle to left and Ryan Alexander filled in Vettorello’s stead. The offensive line was already surrounded by questions heading into the season, and Heckel’s injury doesn’t help. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurles CBS storm to Dean Ryan title

first_imgThe Thurles goals included a brace from Jack Lanigan and one from Stephen Ferncombe. Thurles CBS have clinched the Dean Ryan Cup following a dramatic second half comeback.They trailed Midleton CBS by 7 points midway through the second half – however they score 2-7 in the remaining minutes with the Cork school only adding 2 points in reply.Thurles CBS eventually ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-15 in Clonmel. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Scout Gaming to provide fantasy sports through UK licence

first_img Share Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 12 operators holding existing agreements with Scout Gaming can now introduce its DFS services in the UK market after the company secured a licence to provide its fantasy sports solution.The Group’s CEO Andreas Ternström said that it had refused to shy away from the “toughening regulatory environment trend” by securing the B2B licence from the UK Gambling Commission.It is an extension to Scout’s B2C licence, which enables them to offer its products services to external brands operating in the UK market.Ternström commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded a B2B licence from the UKGC, allowing us to address yet another regulated market with great potential.“Scout is a recognized leader in B2B solutions for fantasy sports and pool betting. To date we have signed 12 licence agreements with operators, several of which have existing operations in the UK, where they now can introduce our services.”He added: “With a toughening regulatory environment trend ongoing, not only in the UK, operators need to look for new ways of acquiring players and broaden their target group.“We build games that speak to a different kind of audience, one that is generally more well educated and with higher levels of income. The skill aspect also attracts the younger generation who has grown up playing skill based games on their game consoles, computers and hand held devices.“The rare combination of skill game and gambling, mixed with high level of excitement makes our games particularly appealing to the savvy punters.”Scout Gaming Group has also shown its hand in the US by partnering with Metric Gaming to develop new products, although the future of DFS across the pond has been clouded somewhat by a judge in Albany ruling that it is a form of gambling and should be considered illegal in New York. Submit StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Petrović released a list of players for Eurobasket 2013

first_imgManager of basketball team of BIH Aleksandar Petrović has released the list of players which will be playing at the basketball competition ‘Eurobasket 2013’ which is being held in Slovenia.In the premises of Basketball Association of BiH, Petrović read the list of players to play in the matches which will be played from 4 September.The list of players: Zackary Wright, Muhamed Pašalić, Filip Adamović, Nihad Đedović, Nemanja Gordić, Marko Šutalo, Ante Mašić, Dalibor Peršić, Adin Vrabac, Mirza Teletović, Edin Bavčić, Miralem Halilović, Nedžad Sinanović, Elmedin Kikanović, Andrija Stipanović, Jusuf Nurkić.(sportsport.ba)last_img read more