Regional Football

first_imgCongratulations to the East Central Trojans who defeated Evansville Harrison 42-28 to become regional champs.  The Trojans will get an opportunity to reverse their earlier season loss to Roncalli in this Friday’s semi-state.  The game will be played at East Central.Also, congratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs who had a fine 11-2 season in football this year.  Despite their loss to Chatard, they matched their season high win total this year.  Good luck to the seniors who played their final game last Friday night.last_img read more

Davenport Speedway cancels May 2 races

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – A week’s worth of rain has forced the Davenport Speedway to cancel the racing program scheduled for tonight Friday, May 2. Weather permitting, racing will return to the Davenport Speedway next Friday, May 9. On the program along with Milan Heating & Air IMCA Modifieds, Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods, Koehler Electric Street Stocks and Roto-Rooter 4-Stocks will be the first-ever appearance of the Lucas Oil MLRA super late models on the 1/4-mile oval. Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open next Friday at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Magpies sign Perez

first_img Perez, who has cost a reported £1.5million, scored 16 goals in 34 appearances in Spain’s second division last season. Ayoze told nufcTV: “I’m very happy to be here to start this new adventure. Newcastle have signed 20-year-old striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife. “I’m very eager for it to begin and I’m very pleased to play for this magnificent club. “Any football player would be interested in playing for such a club and I will earn my position to get in the first team.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Marathon Runners

first_img Latest Posts admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 BOSTON, MA — Several Mount Desert Island area runners are slated to participate in the running of the 2009 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. Interested parties can follow their progress on bostonmarathon.org.Runners include: Gary Allen, Cranberry Island; Mary Dudzik, Bar Harbor; Mathew Frongillo, Bar Harbor; Michele Gagnon, Ellsworth; Matt Homich, Ellsworth; James Newett, Ellsworth; Lou Ingrisano, Mount Desert; Amy Tunney, Ellsworth; Timothy Tunney, Ellsworth; Stephen Whalen, Bernard. Bar Harbor native Evan Graves of Caribou will also be running. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Hockey News Hockey: India hammer New Zealand 5-0 to win Olympic Test Event

first_imgTokyo: The Indian men’s hockey team won the Olympic Test event on Wednesday, beating New Zealand 5-0 to avenge the loss it endured in their round robin clash.Captain Harmanpreet Singh (7th minute) set the ball rolling before Shamsher Singh (18th minute), Nilakanta Sharma (22nd minute), Gursahibjit Singh (26th minute) and Mandeep Singh (27th minute) scored for India at the Oi Hockey Stadium here. India had lost 1-2 to New Zealand earlier in round robin league-stage.”We played very well. We managed to score our opportunities at the start of the game,” Harmanpreet said after the triumph. “I think the final was always going to be tough, we lost to New Zealand earlier. But we had been having practice sessions after that and worked on our mistakes to win today,” he added.Both teams began the match on a cautious note by turning over the ball in the mid-field. India won a penalty corner in the seventh minute, but couldn’t capitalise on the opportunity.However, skipper Harmanpreet didn’t miss out on a re-awarded penalty corner. He executed a perfect dragflick to put India in the lead. The Indian team continued to hold possession and put tremendous pressure on the New Zealand defense as they ended the first quarter at 1-0. Shamsher scored India’s second goal through a penalty corner in the 18th minute.New Zealand managed to make only two circle entries in the second quarter as the Indian team scored three more goals. Nilakanta found the back of the net in the 22nd minute before Gursahibjit and Mandeep scored in quick succession.Vivek Prasad intercepted the ball brilliantly to assist a goal for Gursahibjit and Mandeep converted a penalty corner just before the half-time whistle. After an action-packed first half, the intensity dropped from both sides.New Zealand tried to make a few inroads in the third quarter as they took a shot in the 37th minute which went wide of the post. Jarmanpreet Singh saved a penalty corner in the next minute as India and New Zealand played out a goalless quarter but the former held the lead at 5-0.In the last quarter, India ensured they stayed in the lead and didn’t allow New Zealand to break through their defense throughout the match. India’s attacking approach in the match paid off as they walked off the pitch as winners of the competition. For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Play explores role of war veterans in civilian life

first_imgThe Veterans Center for the Performing Arts, an L.A.-based performance organization, arrived at USC Monday night to perform an original play called Fit for Society in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom.Military life · Director Stephan Wolfert (left) and writer Brian Monahan discuss their play, Fit For Society, after a performance on Monday night. – Mindy Curtis | Daily TrojanThe performance, which featured military veterans as actors, received a standing ovation from the audience, which itself was peppered with veterans.Stephan Wolfert, who left a distinguished career in the military for a life in theater, explained afterward during a reception that he originally wrote the play as a result of the frustration he felt when he saw veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq face the same problems as veterans from earlier generations.“We started seeing the same stories coming in [from Iraq and Afghanistan] that we experienced [in the Gulf War],” Wolfert said. “And a lot of our mentors are from the Vietnam era, and they’re going, ‘We’re seeing the same crap!’”Despite the cyclical nature of war, Wolfert and his writing partner Brian Monahan hoped to use theater to raise civilian awareness of what veterans have to endure after coming home.“There is a lack of understanding on the civilian side on basic things, like how to approach a homecoming veteran,” said Brian Monahan, co-writer of Fit for Society. “Veterans are coming home to civilians who really don’t have a language to … offer the support that they deserve.”Wolfert and Monahan’s feeling of discontent shone brightly in the characters that appeared on the stage, each with a unique story and perspective.One was a disgruntled female Air Force pilot who denounced the way the U.S. government treated female soldiers. Another was a retired Army soldier who unsuccessfully tried to cover up his emotional insecurities with a barrage of sarcastic remarks. Monahan himself played a legless Marine who spent a good five minutes complaining about how terrible the food was during his service.At no time was actual combat addressed. Rather than mentioning guns or tanks — topics that movies and TV shows regularly regurgitate -— the play focused on the little details of what veterans face every day, such as night sweats, emptiness and suicidal tendencies.In fact, suicide is one of Wolfert’s biggest fears when it comes to fellow veterans. “Eighteen veterans kill themselves everyday,” Wolfert said. “From the time you walked in [to the end of the play], one [veteran] has killed himself, and another is prepping to … that number will only rise if we don’t do something.”Wolfert believes those harrowing statistics could be eased if the U.S. military spends more energy on transitioning its veterans to civilian life.“The military has eight weeks of basic training in; couldn’t we have four weeks of basic training out?” he said.There is no time to wait for the government to help, Monahan said.“My biggest fear is that society does nothing; that we sit back and … withdraw our safety nets for returning veterans from Afghanistan,” Monahan said.The Veterans Center for the Performing Arts puts on this show night after night to raise civilian awareness and to spread a simple message of empathy. And on Monday night, a packed ballroom got the message, loud and clear.last_img read more

Women’s basketball looks for mid-season spark

first_img“I think we have to focus more on everyone finishing together at one time … no matter what’s going on,” Tapley said following the Trojans’ late defeat at Colorado last weekend. “[When] we play as a team, when we play together, when we’re all focused together, we win. We have to focus more on that instead of individual problems.” The Women of Troy will compete at Galen Center this weekend against Cal Friday at 8 p.m. before facing Stanford Sunday at 12 p.m. These are second opportunities for USC to face the two schools, both of which defeated USC on the road this past January. In their last meeting with Cal, the Trojans fell to the Bears 59-66 despite a career-high 36-point performance by senior guard Mariya Moore. Moore, who is coming off two straight games with over 20 points, will need to put together another stellar performance if the Trojans are seeking to succeed this weekend. Cal’s 14-9 record is identical to USC’s, and both teams have struggled against Pac-12 opponents. The Bears have conceded three straight games to top 10-ranked conference competitors. In contrast to Cal’s small average point differential, Stanford is defeating its opponents by an average of 14.3 points per game. In their meeting with the Cardinal last month, the Trojans held a 2-point halftime lead, but a poor third quarter performance left them unable to come back in the fourth. The Trojans must start strong again on Sunday to set themselves up for victory in the second half. While both Cal and USC have losing records in conference play, Stanford boasts a 9-3 record against Pac-12 opponents. The Cardinal have the third-highest scoring offense in the Pac-12 with 77.6 points per game, compared to an average of 69.1 points for the Trojan offense. Senior forward Alanna Smith is at the forefront of Stanford’s attack, shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from behind the arc. “We just take it a game at a time to be honest,” Tapley said. “We try to work together. We know that we have to come in and play as hard as we can every game, especially these next couple of games.”center_img A candidate for this year’s WNBA draft, Cal’s senior center/forward Kristine Anigwe poses a challenge for the Trojans on both ends of the court. Most notably, Anigwe leads the NCAA with 15.8 rebounds per game. She also ranks seventh in NCAA in scoring, with 22.8 average points per game. USC’s post players, including juniors Kayla Overbeck and Ja’Tavia Tapley, must focus their efforts on blocking out Anigwe to prevent her from securing second-chance scoring opportunities for her team. After defeating Utah on the road but falling short in a close contest at Colorado, the Women of Troy will return home to face Cal and No. 10 Stanford this weekend. Although Cal averages 72.2 points per game, its average margin of victory is just 3.5 points. If Friday’s game adheres to this trend and becomes a close contest, it is crucial for the Trojans to focus for all 40 minutes of play. USC’s three recent conference wins against Washington, Washington State and Utah have boosted their confidence heading into this weekend’s matchups. The team is beginning to showcase its talent and togetherness, qualities that allow it to challenge any competitor. Senior guard Aliyah Mazyck moves through defenders in a win over Washington State at Galen Center Feb. 3. (Fanfu Shentu/Daily Trojan)last_img read more

Tipp aim to build on Offaly win

first_imgSaturday’s game throws in at 7 o’clock in Semple Stadium and will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM. Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipperary’s senior camogie players are determined to make the most of their chances in this weekends All Ireland quarter final.The team reached the knockout stages thanks to a win over Offaly in the last round of their group.Tipp’s Cáit Devane says the team is coming together nicely but that they need to push on.last_img

Italian GP: Hamilton And Mercedes Have To Make It Count

first_imgThe Formula 1 is back in Monza today for the Italian GP and there are plenty emotions flying around in the Camp of the defending champion, Lewis Hamilton, after setting a new F1 qualifying record Yesterday to go past Micheal Schumacher.Championship leader, Sébastien Vettel, endured a very difficult time in the heavy rain but got a positive lift at the end ahead of the race after being promoted to start on sixth due to penalties that effectively demoted Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.It’s the Ferrari’s home grid in Italy but the Mercedes team and Force India have had the better tests and qualifying. Lewis Hamilton knows he will be top of the driver’s championship for the first time this season if he can get one over his Ferrari rival and he absolutely needs to take this chance.More pointedly for Mercedes, the race in Monza is the last high-speed track F1 will be visiting this season and with the subsequent lineup of more intricate grids, that naturally do not favour the Three Arrow till the end of the season, it is a very big chance for Lewis to get the advantage and even he knows it.“If the race is dry, and I heard that it is, it’s definitely going to help,” Hamilton said. “You’ve got the Force India and Williams that both should be quick on the straight with the Mercedes engines, and obviously Valtteri.“So hopefully it will make it a bit of a harder day for the Ferraris. But I’ve just got to look forwards and keep my foot down and just go for it.“I have no idea how it’s going to go but I’m going to try to make sure it’s one of the best days ever.”Although Mercedes and Ferrari have gone toe-to-toe throughout this season, the contrasting characteristics of their cars have brought about clear advantages for the respective cars in different circuits – Ferrari in Hungary and Monaco with Mercedes absolutely dominating at Silverstone.Singapore is next up with its tight and twisty circuit which almost certainly favours the Ferrari and Red Bull cars so the onus right now is on Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton especially to make the race in Monza, which obviously is their last clear circuit advantage, count.Provisional starting grid for the Italian GP1) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes2) Lance Stroll, Williams3) Esteban Ocon, Force India4) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes5) Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari6) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari7) Felipe Massa, Williams8) Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren9) Sergio Perez, Force India10) Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso11) Kevin Magnussen, Haas12) Marcus Ericsson, Sauber13) Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber14) Max Verstappen, Red Bull15) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault16) Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso17) Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull18) Jolyon Palmer, Renault19) Fernando Alonso, McLaren20) Romain Grosjean, HaasRelatedlast_img read more

[PHOTOS] Black Stars arrive at Hotel Praia in Sao Tome for Monday clash

first_imgThe Black Stars are making themselves comfortable after arriving in Sao Tome by checking themselves into the Hotel Praia ahead of Monday afternoon’s AFCON 2021 Qualifier.The team landed in Sao Tome on Sunday afternoon from Accra and they headed to their hotel to get some rest and prepare for the match.After some rest, they will have a session at the match venue to get used to the surface and surroundings before the match on Monday.The match comes off on Mondat at 1pm Ghana time and it will be live on GTV Sports and GTV Sports Plus.last_img read more