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Dirt Road Basketball Leagues

first_imgAll Batesville grade levels (3rd-6th) made this weekend’s Championship Sunday in the Dirt Road Basketball League!3rd Grade (12-4) vs. Greensburg @ 2:40 at the Spartan Bowl in Connersville.4th Grade (15-1) vs. the winner of New Castle & Connersville @ 3:30 in Richmond at the Tierman Center (Richmond High School).5th Grade (13-3) vs. Northeastern @ 1:50@ in Richmond at the Tierman Center (Richmond High School).6th Grade (12-4) vs Richmond @ 1:00 at the Spartan Bowl in Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Evelyn L. Beneker – Brookville

first_imgEvelyn L. Beneker, of Brookville, was born on September 9, 1928 in Sunman, a daughter to Carl and Emma L. Heuer Zimmerman.  She married Martin E. Beneker on November 6, 1971 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sunman.  Evelyn worked in home health care for many years.  She enjoyed taking care of people and being involved with the activities at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member.  On Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 90, Evelyn passed away at Brookville Healthcare Center. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 9, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville and again on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church – Klemmes Corner.  Services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Evelyn’s memory include her step-children, Jeanne (Joseph) Turnpaugh of Goshen, David Schantz of Brookville, Keith (Ruth) Beneker of Cross Lanes, WV, and Steve (Linda) Beneker of Osceola, and 12 grandchildren, Roberta, Douglas, Rachel, Gwen, Jeanette, Cindy, Dale, Jason, Christy, Joshua, Crystal and Britny.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; step-daughter, Marilyn Schantz; one granddaughter, Susan Schantz, and eight siblings, Laura Mang, Carl Zimmerman, Anna Sweeney, Ralph Zimmerman, Mabel Beneker, Eileen Zimmerman, Edward Zimmerman, and Earl Zimmerman.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Evelyn Beneker.last_img read more

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria may draw Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Angola

first_imgRelatedPosts Akpeyi’s South African club gets new coach Akwa Ibom indigenes in South Africa worry over high unemployment in state 11 Nigerians die of COVID-19 in South Africa — Union Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles, may be drawn against West African eternal rivals, Ivory Coast, when the draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup holds later this month in Cairo, Egypt. The Genort Rohr side landed in Pot One of the draw after finishing as Africa’s third best team in the December edition of the FIFA World rankings. By that, Nigeria avoids other African top ranked sides like Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon and Morocco. The Ahmed Musa-led side in Pot One would have Ivory Coast, South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Benin Republic and Guinea to contend with for one of the slots for the Mundial in oil-rich Qatar. The draw for the second round is slated for January 21, 2020 at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, while the second round of CAF matches for World Cup qualification are played over six matchdays from March 23, 2020 to October 12, 2021. Nigeria has featured in six editions of World Cup since qualifying first ever in 1994 and not gone beyond second round of the tournament.Tags: 2022 World Cup QualifiersAngolacairoSouth Africalast_img read more

Aussie Open: Djokovic claims 17th Grand Slam title

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Novak Djokovic rode out a crisis to win his eighth Australian Open title after being given an almighty scare by Dominic Thiem. Struggling to keep his emotions in check and with undulating moods and energy levels, the 32-year-old Serb used all his experience to deny the Austrian a first Major title and move his own overall tally up to 17. He becomes only the second man in history after Ken Rosewall to win a Grand Slam trophy across three decades after edging through 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in just shy of four hours. His celebrations were relatively muted at the end even though he had been given a harder test than expected. Thiem kept fighting to the end and won himself many friends with this performance, certainly more than Djokovic, but perhaps the closest the Austrian got was a break point at 1-1 in the fourth set. He was vainly playing catch up in the fifth. He has established himself as a real danger to the three players who have dominated the men’s game but it still waits for its first new singles champion since 2014. Djokovic made an electrifying start that saw him race to a 4-1 lead, although an indicator that this was not going to be easy came when the Austrian pulled him back for 4-4. However, Thiem was to surrender the opener in limp fashion through a double fault. Thiem was to receive similar gifts in the second set as his opponent’s second serve deteriorated. Djokovic was also bothered by the usual situation of the crowd being largely against him, and his grievances were added to when in the ninth game he was given two time violations by Frenchman Damien Dumusois. Angered, he tapped – highly illegally – the umpire three times on his foot as he walked past the chair and then told him sarcastically: “Well done you’ve made yourself famous, mission accomplished.” The normal Djokovic strut was gone, unsettled by Thiem staying close to the baseline and hitting with intense power. For the first time in the tournament he started to look fatigued, being properly physically tested. Six straight games were conceded after he was given the time violation, and when he broke that streak at 0-4 in the third he called on a medic, complaining of lacking energy. His second serve speed had dropped by an average 12mph during the set. Thiem had to battle to hold for the set before Djokovic flailed a forehand into the net. He then disappeared off court with the doctor, which gave his opponent five minutes stewing time. The Serb, who had also been seen taking a pill during his semi-final versus Roger Federer, played with renewed purpose thereafter, his body language noticeably perking up. The groundstrokes of Thiem, who had played two gruelling rounds before this, slightly lost their penetration and the pressure told at 3-4 when he played a poor game and was broken to the delight of the large Serbian contingent in the stands. The combination of the Austrian slightly backing off and Djokovic rediscovering some extra pop on his serve was a crucial one.Tags: Australian OpenDominic ThiemNovak Djokoviclast_img read more

Arsenal unlikely to appeal red card

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to appeal the red card given to captain Mikel Arteta after he had scored the penalty which set the Barclays Premier League leaders on their way to a 2-0 win at managerless Crystal Palace. The Spanish midfielder slotted home from the spot at the start of the second half when Serge Gnarby had been upended by Adlene Guedioura. However, Arteta was then shown a straight red card for what referee Chris Foy deemed denying a clear goalscoring opportunity when he bundled over former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh some 35 yards out. “I think the referee got that one wrong and after that we dealt well with the situation. “We were mature, organised and didn’t become nervous and we got the second goal. “Szczesny made two very good saves at an important moment of the game.” Arsenal finally secured three points when Ramsey broke down the left and delayed a chipped pass through for Giroud, who arrived on cue to nod the ball past Julian Speroni. Wenger was pleased with the way his team closed out the match for a crucial victory following on from the disappointment of a midweek defeat at home in the Champions League to Borussia Dortmund. “It was not a game of brilliance, but it was a game of efficiency and patience,” he said. “The pitch was a bit slow, maybe we were not the sharpest as well and the two together made us create less chances than we are used to, but we were serious and determined.” Wenger, though, is refusing to read too much into his side’s solid start to the season. “We are ambitious and want to do as well as we can, you can see that these players are focused,” he said. “Even when the legs go a little bit, they keep their legs and that is always a sign of ambition in the team. “We want to win with style but unfortunately it is not always possible.” Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen, who made half-a-dozen changes to his side from Monday night’s defeat, felt the team could be proud of their efforts. “The last couple of days have been difficult obviously with Ian leaving, but from a work point of view it’s been fantastic,” he said. “It was about playing for the fans and I think the fans will have appreciated the effort and commitment. “Their response to going one down against a world-class side made me proud, and I am just disappointed they didn’t get something from the game that I felt they deserved.” Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis has been linked with the Selhurst Park vacancy. Millen added: “It is important that we get someone in really as quickly as possible, but it has to be the right person. “I am sure the chairman won’t rush in to that.” Palace, who parted company with Ian Holloway following the 4-1 home defeat by Fulham, rallied when Joel Ward saw his shot tipped on to the bar by Wojciech Szczesny, who then produced a wonder-save to deny Mile Jedinak from the corner. Arsenal, though, secured all three points when Olivier Giroud headed in with three minutes left after a break by Aaron Ramsey down the left. “We have a good ground to appeal. If he is only suspended for one game, I won’t do it because he is suspended for Tuesday night (against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup) and anyway I would not have played him, but it was more today’s game that was at stake that you worry about,” said Wenger. Arsenal were reduced to 10 men on 65 minutes, and then had to soak up a great deal of Palace pressure, when an equaliser would not have been unjust. A long ball up field was taken on the chest by Chamakh, who looked to get clear before tangling with Arteta, shoulder to shoulder just inside the Arsenal half. The pair went down in a heap, but that was enough to convince Foy the Gunners captain had denied his former team-mate a clear goalscoring opportunity and went straight for the red card. “It was the wrong decision because it has to be a good goalscoring opportunity,” Wenger said. “He was far from goal, it was an accidental foul, he was not the last man. last_img read more

Indoor track Bees gain points at George Constantino Invitational

first_imgSolomon Holden-Betts needed 10:58.88 in the 3,200-meter run to finish fifth. Kenneth Svitak gained sixth place in the 300-meter dash in 39.93 seconds.The Bees’ best relay effort came in the 4×200, where Svitak, Sam Mellinger, Anthony White and David Mahar were fourth in 1:39.16. B’ville finished sixth in the 4×800 relay in 10:06.22.On the girls side, B’ville had Kathryn Nice, Brianna Natoli, Madison Kenney and Olivia Creelman make it to second place in the 4×400 relay in 4:39.40 as Fayetteville-Manlius won in 4:30.92.Later, the Bees were fifth in the 4×200 in 1:57.80 as Creelman took 10th in the triple jump and Ella Smith, by topping 7’6”, made it to third place in the pole vault.Allyson Surowick went 9.73 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles and took third place, adding a sixth-place long jump of 15 feet. Lauren Shaler’s weight throw of 29’5 1/2” put her fourth as Sarah Smiley (28’7 3/4”) finished fifth. Karen Ekure cleared 4’10” for fifth place in the high jump.Hannah Johnson was fifth in the 600 in 1:52.42, while Sage Springsteen ran 3,000 meters in 12:15.32 for seventh place and Anna Conklin was seventh in the 1,000 in 3:26.51. The Bees were eighth in the 4×800 in 12:43.62.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor track Aidan Priest tied for the best effort in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet, but with more misses than Cazenovia’s Dalton Sevier, who won as Priest settled for second place.With a triple jump of 40 feet 3 inches, Owen Weaver was second to East Syracuse Minoa’s Rocky El (40’7 1/4”), and also had a fifth-place long jump of 19’9 1/2” as Robert Thompson was seventh with 19’3”.Steven Miller got second place in the weight throw with a best heave of 44’9 3/4”, with Alex Boak (42’8 1/2”) in fifth place. Miller’s shot put toss of 39′ 1/4”, beat out Adam Graham (38’6 3/4”) for fourth place.center_img Another venture by the Baldwinsville indoor track and field teams to SRC Arena ended with solid performances in the morning session of Saturday’s George Constantino Memorial Invitational.The boys Bees amassed 79 points, third behind Jamesville-DeWitt and Cazenovia, while the B’ville girls only had 54 points, but it still put them fourth, just behind Cazenovia’s third-place total of 55.5 points.A full 21 points for the boys stemmed from the 1,000-meter run, won by Jack Michaels in two minutes, 41.57 seconds as Connor Waldron was third in 2:41.91 and Colin Delaney was fourth in 2:44.63.last_img read more

Big year for Bucks

first_imgThe NBA season is once again upon us — actually, let’s call it a marathon. And for the Milwaukee Bucks, this is an especially crucial year, one that in all reality does hold a little more meaning than the past couple.Rarely have the Bucks had as eventful of an off-season as they did this summer. Two years ago Milwaukee was in full rebuilding mode, unloading the final semblances of the “Big Three” and starting anew with a young and unproven batch of players.But, one surprise playoff appearance and one colossal crash back down to earth later, Milwaukee finds itself at a crossroads. After playing with the league’s equivalent of pocket change over the last two seasons, general manager Larry Harris got a little bit of a bump in the old allowance this off-season, courtesy of the deep pockets of Sen. Herb Kohl.And with that cash, Harris went on a spending spree, re-inking star guard Michael Redd to a maximum-level contract (six years for $90 million) and backup center Dan Gadzuric (six years for $36 million) and adding swingman Bobby Simmons (five years for $47 million). Harris also got a present when the No. 1 pick in June’s draft improbably landed in Milwaukee, allowing the Bucks to add Australian big man Andrew Bogut.But Harris wasn’t done. He waved goodbye to head coach and Milwaukee native Terry Porter, who was entering the final year of his contract weeks after putting his arm around Porter and saying the two would “sink or swim together.” Then, he brought back former George Karl assistant Terry Stotts to run the show.To top it off, Harris sent swingman Desmond Mason packing, swapping him for Hornets center Jamaal Magloire — essentially completely a total remolding of the team’s roster since taking over.Harris has transformed the Bucks from a team with no expectations to a squad that should — in large part due to the money invested in this roster — be disappointed with anything short of a playoff appearance. And a lackluster season will not go over well in Brewtown. For better or worse, Milwaukee will be stuck with the hefty contracts Harris handed out over the summer. Stotts signed a three-year deal, and Bogut inked a $26 million rookie contract for five years. So, yeah, the Bucks will be playing with their current hand of cards for the foreseeable future, meaning this year should determine quite a bit — namely the future of a franchise that has endured its share of ups and downs over the last decade.If the worst happens, meaning Redd isn’t the star his contract says he is, Bogut is in fact the next coming of Luc Longley and Simmons’ breakout year for the Clippers last season was simply a mirage, then Milwaukee will be stuck with a marginal core to its roster without much money to tinker with in the coming years. Now, the chances of all three of those scenarios (or any for that matter) playing out are not likely.The more probable reality is this team will play its way into the playoff hunt, with the biggest question being whether it has the combination of toughness and skill to crack the top-eight in a tight Eastern conference race.Either way, that fate, and in turn the long-term prospects of the Bucks will be largely determined by the next 80 games.last_img read more

Shafer wants more fans inside the Carrier Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In the opening statement of his press conference, Shafer offered an unusual plea.“I want to start off right now by inviting the community and fans to come out and support this team,” Shafer said.The official attendance number read 33,299, but it was almost certainly less. The Carrier Dome was sparsely filled until minutes before kickoff, and even then it was left with patches of silver bleachers gleaming between dots of orange.But even with the number, Shafer expected better and said he would like to “get more in the stands against Tulane.”Tickets for the game were available online for as little as $5, and the game wasn’t available on standard television. The package required to watch the game actually cost $9 — more than a ticket to the Dome on is placeholder textShafer didn’t say he was upset with the turnout, just that he wanted more, but he knows he needs to put a winning product on the field to get people to turn up.“I was so happy for the people that showed up, and felt worthy to pay to come in here,” Shafer said. “We need to continue to put a great product on the field so people want to come.“It’s a tough brand of football, a hard-nosed brand of football, but is also consistent and clean and is likable to watch because it’s not ugly.” Comments Published on September 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Brynn Koocher wins conference Rookie of the Week award

first_img Published on January 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm Contact Mitchell: For the third time this season, a member of the Orange was named College Hockey America’s Rookie of the Week.In a two-game set last weekend against Robert Morris, Brynn Koocher scored a goal and tallied an assist. Koocher notched the only goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Colonials, which lifted head coach Paul Flanagan to 400 career victories.After starting the 2019-20 season without a point in her first five games, Koocher has begun to find the scoresheet on a regular basis. In her last seven games, Koocher has tallied six points, including five goals. The Ontario native is fourth in scoring among freshman for the Orange with eight points, trailing Mae Batherson (15 points), Anna Leschyshyn (11) and Madison Beishuizen (9).Earlier this season, Koocher said that she was playing a lot more than she expected to during her freshman season.“It was a huge transition coming in,” Koocher said. “With the speed of the game and the physicality of it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKoocher’s honor was the second in as many weeks for the Orange, as Batherson won CHA rookie of the week last week following a four-point weekend against Mercyhurst. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Haitian authorities close brothels

first_imgHaitian authorities say they have closed down at least 40 brothels and hotels since the launch of a campaign late last month to clamp down on such establishments.Government Commissioner Danton Léger and Chief of the Port-au-Prince Public Prosecutor’s Office, says the campaign is against those establishments that do not comply with the law and do not respect the conditions and criteria of operation, including possession of a patent and a visible and explicit commercial plaque on the establishment, indicating their activities.The authorities had on January 26 given the establishments a 48 hour ultimatum to correct the situation, but to date 41 of them have failed to do so including 30 between February 1-5.Danton said that once the institutions had complied with the law, the Public Prosecutor’s Office could reconsider its decision and lift the seals. On the other hand, he is warning that he is prepared to prosecute all owners who do not comply with the law or refuse to comply.He has also warned that the establishments where minors are believed to be engaged in prostitution are being investigated and that severe measures would be taken against the owners and customers of these establishments.last_img read more