Cardinals Fall To St. Mary’s

first_imgThe St. Louis 6th grade boys basketball team played a great game againsta really good visiting St. Mary’s team from Vernon, but fell short 29-25.The Cardinals had 5 players involved in the scoring attack with Kyle Salatin leading the wayfollowed by Cody Mohr, Hunter Laudick, Luke Wilson and Abe Streator.Tenacious defense by Spencer Mack and Cayden Pohlman helped keep it close.It was an exciting game with several lead changes that went to the last fewseconds of the game before St Mary’s closed it out and won 29-25.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohrlast_img

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Two Switzerland County bridges set for replacement

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation officials say two bridges Craig Township of Switzerland County will be removed and replaced by Indianapolis-based Milestone Contractors. The work is valued at $3,695,455.Workers will build a new bridge over Tucker Run and over Green Valley Creek. Both bridges are on State Road 56.Tucker Run Bridge A 3-span concrete bulb-T bridge measuring 200 feet in length with nearly 33 feet of clear roadway side-to-side will be built one-half-at-a-time at Tucker Run.  State Road 56 traffic will be controlled by temporary signals at either end of the construction site.  Clearing should take place this month, but crew mobilization will not occur until mid-October when signals are activated.  The new bridge is tentatively scheduled to open to traffic in November, 2019.Green Valley Creek Bridge Approximately 1000 feet of new pavement will be put in place to realign State Road 56 for bridge construction just north of the current Green Valley Creek structure.  By realigning the roadway, free-flow traffic can be maintained until it’s time to tie the new pavement into the existing State Road 56 route. At that time, a 14-day closure will be required to complete the connection.Clearing for construction at Green Valley Creek is tentatively scheduled for October 1.  Utility relocations will occur until mid- to late-December.  On January 7, 2019, actual bridge building operations begin.  The closure on State Road 56 is scheduled to begin May 1, 2019—with scenic highway and its new bridge reopening May 15.This new State Road 56 bridge is a single span concrete I-beam structure measuring 68 feet in length and 30 feet side-to-side.The traffic count on that section of road is 2,257 vehicles per day.last_img read more

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Claudio Ranieri happy to see Jamie Vardy end goal drought against Stoke

first_img “We made a fantastic performance and I am very pleased with my players.” Stoke created very little. Kasper Schmeichel had to be alert when called on to make his only real save of the game just after the hour, batting away Joselu’s header to preserve Leicester’s lead. City will have to be much better when they travel to Anfield on Tuesday to try to overturn a first leg deficit and make it to Wembley in the Capital One Cup. Boss Mark Hughes does not think his players had the semi-final against Liverpool on their minds but he expects an immediate response from them. “Maybe subconsciously they did, but I hope not,” said Hughes. “But no, I don’t think so. It wasn’t a great day for us and we didn’t produce anything of note. We’re an honest group and this was just one of those days to forget, I think. “We are a lot better than we were able to show but that’s credit to Leicester, who work exceptionally hard and press you in all areas of the field. “We couldn’t deal with that and we couldn’t retain the ball in key areas of the pitch because of the pressure we were put under, which was disappointing. “You can’t win Premier League games if you don’t have a good number of players playing really well, which we didn’t have. “We needed to be better but we’ll be looking to bounce back quickly – we have managed to do that more often than not. We have a huge game on Tuesday and I expect my team to respond very quickly.” During his six Barclays Premier League matches without a goal Vardy has been typically industrious, buzzing around opposition defenders and not allowing them time on the ball, despite h is fitness being tempered earlier this month by a minor groin operation. It was the same against Stoke and if the 29-year-old’s confidence had been affected by his recent lack of goals, he showed no signs of it as he calmly rounded goalkeeper Jack Butland, after latching on to Danny Drinkwater’s pass, before rolling the ball into the net from a tight angle. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri had been telling Jamie Vardy that if he continued to work hard then his goal drought would end – and he was proved right on Saturday. It was Vardy’s 16th goal of a prolific season but his first since December 14. However, it was never an issue for Ranieri. “It was not a problem,” said the Italian. “Jamie I tell every day it is not important, although I know goals for the strikers is important and maybe now he has more confidence, and when I speak with him I say it is important you continue to work hard because you are the main man and if you start to press then everyone follows. “Then sooner or later you score a goal, I tell him this. You have to work and make it happen and then the goal will arrive.” Drinkwater and substitute Leonardo Ulloa scored either side of Vardy’s goal as Leicester went top of the Premier League with a vital victory, with their next three league games being against Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal. “It was very important to be top of the league at the end of January because now February is a month that is very, very tough. Liverpool, Arsenal, City – it is unbelievable. But we are ready to fight,” said Ranieri. “Now the players will have three days off, to clear the minds. And when they come back we restart to work hard because the league for us is very exciting. “You know how much I love the clean sheet but it was also very important to score the three goals because Stoke City is a very good team – solid, strong and taller than us. The first half was very difficult but fortunately we find the goals. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Delray Beach Police seek help for annual toy drive

first_imgDelray Beach police say they’ve been collecting hundreds of toys to give to kids, now they’re scrambling to get enough toys in time for Christmas.The annual Christmas toy drive has turned into a sort of Christmas crisis for police.“Once you open it up, you’ll notice you’ll immediately smell mold in here,” police spokesperson Ted White said as he was about to walk inside a metal shipping container.“You can see the presence of a lot of moisture, a lot of mold,” White said.Police say hundreds of toys being stored in a metal shipping container at the police station appear to be ruined, contaminated with mold. The toys were going to be distributed to underprivileged children for Christmas. White says police were not aware until now that the shipping container had leaks.“This is devastating because a lot of these toys were going to help more than 2,200 children in the community,” he said.Mold is clearly visible on some of the boxes. Police say a few new bikes can be saved, but they estimate about 3/4 of the toys will have to be thrown out.The toys came from collection boxes at dozens of local restaurants and businesses. John Goldstein, a retired teacher and school principal who now lives in Delray Beach, says he gave toys to the police toy drive this year. “Luckily, my children never went with a Christmas without toys and I can’t even imagine what it’s like for any child to go through any holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa without the joy of toys,” he said.Goldstein says given the situation with the mold and the toys, he’ll try to donate another toy. “I feel that all children should feel the wonder of the holidays,” he said.Police hope people will see this story and drop off toys at the police station or at the more than 60 businesses in Delray that have collection boxes.They plan to start distributing the toys next Thursday.Questions? Call Delray Beach Police at 561-243-7841.last_img read more

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James Bond is new Chess Federation president

first_imgATTORNEY-at-Law James Bond was on Sunday unanimously voted in as president of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) following their Annual General Meeting and Elections at Olympic House.Bond will have Frank Farley and Yolander Persaud as his vice presidents as well as former president Irshad Mohamed.Natasha Singh will serve as the Federation’s Secretary and Davion Mars as Treasurer.Anthony Drayton, Maria Thomas and Ryan Singh are the Committee Members.National Champion and one of the best Chess players in the region,Wendell Meusa,has accepted the position of trainer with the Federation embarking on an extensive drive to spread the game of Chess across Guyana.Meanwhile, Bond,in his address as the Federation’s newly-elected president, recommitted his pledge to women’s chess and also committed himself to working with the differently-abled.Bond,in the presence of representatives from Berbice, indicated that the formation of a Berbice Chess Association is high on his executive’s agenda.Farley echoed some of the sentiments expressed by Bond, and pointed out that he’s excited about the future of the sport in Guyana under the new Federation.Also present was Guyana Deaf Association representative Sabine McIntosh,who shared her vision of seeing Chess being played by persons with disability throughout Guyana.last_img read more

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Anna Shkudun helps Syracuse clinch first-round bye in ACC tournament in 5-2 win over Virginia Tech

first_imgAnna Shkudun’s opponent turned around, swung her racket against a green tarp, dropped her head, and gripped her racket tightly.The Syracuse graduate student had just bounced a lob shot on the end line and toward the green tarp laying a few yards back. Virginia Tech’s Francesca Fusinato backed up, hit her racket on the tarp and changed her swing’s direction. She missed the ball, which landed just a few inches away from her foot.Shkudun, the country’s No. 76 singles player, had mounted a large lead in the first set, but faltered in the middle of the second to Fusinato, the No. 45 singles player. A quick, 6-1 loss for Shkudun tied the No. 1 singles match at one set apiece.Unlike the first two sets, the third contained drawn out rallies, rare aces and multiple times there was confusion between the line judge and players. It was that set that allowed Shkudun to take home No. 32 Syracuse’s fifth point of the meet, as the Orange (13-7, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 30 Virginia Tech (14-9, 7-7), 5-2.“(Anna) was really gritty,” assistant coach Len Lopoo said. “There were a lot of points that were really rough. Where they were running one another side-to-side, short-deep. But she just refused to miss against an opponent who is really consistent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn that third set, Fusinato hit a return that came close to the sideline, Shkudun raised her finger and the words “Out!” echoed through Drumlins Country Club. A quick “No, no, no, no!” came from Fusinato, who was sure the ball had landed in-bounds. Fusinato began to plead her case to the line judge, who kept his facial expressions to a minimum, saying that the ball did in fact land out of bounds.The next play, Fusinato served the ball to Shkudun, who quickly returned it for a point on her backhand.In the middle set, when Shkudun lost, 6-1, technical errors often were the reason behind Fusinato’s quick wins. Many of Shkudun’s serves failed to go over the net and her returns landed out of bounds often.Three straight times, Shkudun’s serves turned into faults. A few plays later, her outstretched racket missed the ball and she fell into a full-split. Throughout the second set, Shkudun was breathing heavily.“Sometimes in the second set I was going crazy and screaming. I was completely distracted,” Shkudun said. “I started to concentrate on playing longer rallies and (to) stay concentrated. That helped me finish the match with the win.”As Shkudun secured the win against Fusinato, she was mobbed by her teammates. High fives were passed around, as the Orange ended its last regular season game on a high note. SU finished the year .500 in the ACC and upset a division rival ranked two spots ahead of it in ITA’s team rankings.With the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament set to kick off Wednesday, April 20, Syracuse secured a bye in the first round with its win on Sunday. Shkudun’s win went a long way in helping Syracuse put itself in that position.“A lot was on the line as far as ACC seeding and NCAA,” head coach Younes Limam said about the importance of winning the meet against Virginia Tech. “We’re at a good place now.” Comments Published on April 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Badgers to honor Margie Fitzpatrick

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team is coming off a heart-breaking loss to No. 10 Minnesota Wednesday. The Badgers lost in three sets to the Gophers, nearly coming back to win the third set, only to fall 28-26. Wisconsin was out-blocked for only the fourth time this season, something Badgers’ coach Pete Waite said his team needs to focus on.“Part of it has to do with Minnesota’s attackers,” Waite said. “There’s some real talent there as far as the players’ ability to avoid the block. That total did surprise me that we were that low, but I would base it more on not what we were necessarily doing wrong but what they were doing really well.”Wisconsin (15-7, 3-6) returns to action Friday as the Indiana Hoosiers (9-12, 1-8) come to town. The Hoosiers won their first conference game earlier this week with an impressive 3-1 win at Purdue. Indiana ranks in the lower half in most conference statistics besides ranking fifth in service aces.Junior outside hitter Jordan Haverly leads the Hoosiers. Haverly leads the team in kills per set with 3.89. She also is second on the team in digs per set at 2.37. Junior Caitlin Hansen leads the Hoosiers with 3.43 digs per set, and senior middle blocker Samantha Thrower leads the team in blocks per set with 1.27. Indiana has been switching between two setters, something Waite said can make preparation for them challenging.“They’re a team going back and forth between two different setters, so you don’t know what style they’re going to have out there,” Waite said. “But they certainly proved themselves against Purdue earlier this week and beat a very high-ranked team in their own gym.”The Badgers beat Indiana in their only meeting last year by a score of 3-1. That match was played at Indiana. This came after a 2010 season in which the Hoosiers dominated the Badgers, beating them 3-0 in both Indiana and Madison. Junior outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen said the Badgers need to be more focused going into Friday’s match.“We need to focus on blocking and defense,” Mikaelsen said. “We need to keep our intensity up. We need to keep up our good play. We tend to have streaks where we play really well, then stop and then go again, so we need to keep the high level of play.”The match Friday also has a little more meaning to it than a normal Big Ten match would. The game will be played for breast cancer awareness, as October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The Badgers will honor former player and coach Margie Fitzpatrick Friday; she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004. Fitzpatrick was a four-year letter winner for the Badgers and ranks near the top in almost every statistical category in Wisconsin history. She returned to the Badgers in 1990 as a coach, helping guide the Badgers to their first Big Ten title and NCAA Tournamnet appearance under head coach Steve Lowe. Waite said the impact Fitzpatrick has had on the program is enormous.“I saw her go through a terrible time with that [breast cancer],” Waite said. “I remember her all the time and carry something with me just remembering what she gave all of us and this program. But there are so many people who are affected by breast cancer. Everybody on our team knows somebody who has gone through it, so we all want to support the cause as much as we can.”For Badgers’ senior Mary Ording, breast cancer has especially affected her life.“It definitely hits home right now in my family,” Ording said. “Breast cancer runs in my family and I’ve got family dealing with it right now. So this match really hits home and keeps you focused on what’s really important in life.”last_img read more

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Cashel overcome Nenagh Ormond in UBL

first_img© IRFU Cashel beat Nenagh 10-6 in the Ulster Bank League at Spafield last eveningA try from Eamon Connolly in the first half proved to be the decisive scoreCashel’s fourth win of the season pushed them up to fifth place in the table – now just two points behind fourth placed Nenagh Ormond The sides meet again on Friday, January 5th in Nenagh.last_img

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‘A monstrous time bomb’ – Belle Vue housing plans slammed

first_imgShare ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020 Submit ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 One of the country’s most prestigious greyhound tracks, Belle Vue, is under threat as plans to build houses on the historic site are set to be discussed by Manchester Council next month.The future of the stadium, which has been hosting racing since 1926 and was the first purpose-built greyhound racing stadium in the country, has been in jeopardy since the submission of plans by Countryside Properties to build 250 houses on the site last December.In an interview with the BBC Radio Manchester, track veteran Roy Nicol described the housing proposal as “a monstrous time bomb.”He added: “The whole social health and network for the area will just be at melting point. You’re going to need two new schools, probably a new hospital, new health centers and a complete new road network, the whole infrastructure of this area as we know it, will just collapse completely.“This hasn’t been thought out by the planners, they’re saying we operate on a brownfield site, that’s wrong we’re licensed in the same way stock cars and the motorcycles are, we are licensed by the council to operate on this site. So they’re wrong, they’re basically conning the council.”When asked about Manchester’s housing crisis, Nichol responded: “There are scores and scores of old industrial sites around the city. Countryside properties don’t understand what a brownfield site is, it’s an old industrial area or old cotton mill that’s being left dormant and has no worthy asset to the community, we’ve been granted asset to the community by the council, since last July they’ve stepped in to help us we’ve got plenty we can offer the community.”Detailing what it would mean if the plans got given the green light, he concluded: “I’ve worked here for over 30 years and you get the feeling it’s a really iconic part of Manchester. I’m proud to work here, all the staff are. It’s a great place, it’s a great little stadium, there’s plenty we can offer it’ll be a massive loss to Manchester and the council know this and they’re not going to be conned by these people, there’s plenty of other places across Manchester where homes can be built, yes more homes are needed, but countryside properties plan is monstrous. Share StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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Jazz’s Rudy Gobert out Game 2, but making progress

first_imgEncore?Saturday was Utah’s first playoff win in seven years, but the Jazz expects the Clippers to play differently in Game 2. As Snyder acknowledged, “Good teams are ready to play.”“We expect the whole team to be a little bit more aggressive,” Favors said of the Clippers. “I’m pretty sure they feel the same way. So we have to come out ready.”Snyder dismissed whether the Clippers might feel compelled to play that way to avoid an 0-2 deficit before facing a hostile crowd in Utah for Games 3 and 4.“I think they’d be ready to play, regardless,” Snyder said. “There’s no desperation in a series. It’s one game. It’s nice that we won it. There’s just two days between games to think about it. But it’s one game. If we think about it the other way, we won’t be as good.” “His focus now is to try to get back. Whether he can do that is another story,” Snyder said. “Players always think that they can come back as quick as they can.”Otherwise, the Jazz sounded nonchalant about losing Gobert, who is among the favorites for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award. The confidence is likely because Utah has fielded 23 starting lineups for a roster that missed a combined 167 games because of injuries.“I’m pretty sure for the rest of the team it’s just another day. For me personally, Rudy has been a bully down in the paint while I was out,” said Favors, who missed 31 games this season with knee injuries. “I’m trying to return the favor for him and do what I’m supposed to be doing while he’s out.”Favors returned that favor in the Jazz’s Game 1 victory, contributing 15 points and six rebounds while going 7 for 10 from the field in 32 minutes.“A little bit of a surprise for me,” Favors said. “I wasn’t as ready as I wanted to be, but I had to be ready quick. I had to get my mind right and my body right and just be ready to go.” LOS ANGELES >> Their prized big man moved freely around the court without crutches. He even took a few jumpers and foul shots. In other words, Utah center Rudy Gobert seemed in better shape than when he left only 17 seconds into Game 1 of the Jazz’s first-round playoff series against the Clippers on Saturday night.Gobert suffered a bone bruise and hyperextension in his left knee and was ruled out for Game 2 on Tuesday at Staples Center. Utah plans to reevaluate Gobert later this week, but offered no timetable on a possible return.“He’s out there limping and shooting; that’s like you and me working out,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder joked with a reporter after practice on Monday at UCLA. “Obviously, from what we thought at the moment he was injured, your mind raced. So being able to get out of a crutch, that’s more progress than maybe we thought.”Utah forward Derrick Favors observed that Gobert’s “spirits are high right now” before holding out hope he could return in the “next week or two.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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