Bulldogs Linksters Ripley County Champs

first_imgCongrats to The Batesville Bulldogs on winning The Ripley County Boys Golf Tourney at North Branch Golf Course.Team Scoring:  Batesville-171; Jac-Cen-Del-176; Milan-195; South Ripley-259.Individual Scoring for Batesville:  Dominique Schildknecht 44;  Alec Giesting 39;  Thomas Hatcher 43; Ryan Harmeyer 45; Jacob Vogelsang 46.All-Ripley County:   1) Ripley County MVP: Alec Giesting- Batesville (39);  2) Travis Butte- Milan (40);  3) Lucas Williams- Jac-Cen-Del (41);  4) Thomas Hatcher- Batesville (43);  5) Austin Wagner- Jac-Cen-Del (44)*/ Dominique Schildknecht- Batesville (44).     *Won on Playoff Hole #1.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

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Scipio Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Jennings County

first_imgJennings County, IN – The Indiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that seriously injured a Scipio man.Late Monday morning,  Troopers and Deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Road 3 at the intersection of County Road 675N for a report of a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a truck belonging to the Jennings County Highway Department. Upon arrival, responders found the motorcyclist, James Gholson, 66, Scipio, in the roadway. Gholson was treated by Jennings County EMS at the scene. Gholson was then flown from a nearby landing zone by Stat Flight to St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of his injuries.The initial investigation revealed that Gholson had been traveling northbound on SR 3 and began to slow down to turn west onto County Road 675 N when he was struck from behind by a 2009 Chevrolet truck being driven by Mike Ponsler, 50, Butlerville. Gholson was ejected from his 2019 Harley Davidson Trike at the time of impact. Gholson’s motorcycle continued north before coming to rest off the east side roadway. Ponsler was uninjured in the crash.The investigation is ongoing at this time. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors.last_img read more

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Van Persie injury hits United hopes

first_imgDavid Moyes’ slim hopes of Champions League glory receded even further on Friday when Robin van Persie was ruled out for between four and six weeks with a knee injury. A club official said: “Following further investigation Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which will keep him out for around four to six weeks.” The worst-case scenario for Van Persie is that he is only able to play the final three league games of the season. If Van Persie’s rehabilitation goes as well as possible, he should be fit for United’s game at Everton on April 20. He will definitely be out of Saturday’s trip to West Ham, the derby against Manchester City on Tuesday and both legs of United’s Champions League quarter-final against reigning champions Bayern Munich. Speaking before the length of Van Persie’s absence was confirmed, the United manager said: “Robin van Persie scored three goals in the Champions League. I don’t know how you would want to be without a player of his ability and qualities.” The Dutch Football Association will be concerned by the news too, given that Van Persie may only return just over a week before the end of the season. Coach Louis Van Gaal will have to decide whether to include the player in his provisional World Cup squad on May 13. One crumb of comfort for United is that Danny Welbeck has played well recently so Moyes will be hoping the England international can prove to be an able deputy – starting with Saturday’s trip to Upton Park Press Association A bigger test awaits Moyes against Munich, who come to Old Trafford on April 1 for the first leg. Pep Guardiola has had little trouble adapting to life in Germany following his year-long sabbatical after leaving his role as coach of Barcelona. Bayern are unbeaten atop the Bundesliga and they wasted little effort brushing aside Arsenal in the last 16. Moyes has watched Bayern on a few occasions this year though and he is convinced there are weaknesses in the German side he can exploit. “They have proved they are the best by winning the World Club Championship but I’ve had a chance to see Munich a few times, I watched them at Arsenal and they are a good team,” Moyes said. “But I’ve got a few things that I would say that I’ve seen that I would try to work on and capitalise on.” Van Persie fired United into the last eight of the competition with a stunning hat-trick against Olympiacos on Wednesday, but he left the field on a stretcher following a tackle from behind in the dying minutes. Moyes hoped the injury was not serious, but a second scan revealed the striker would be out for a considerable time. last_img read more

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Newcastle role dream job for Carver

first_img Although most home fans seem happy to see the back of Pardew, Dyche believes the job he did in his four years in charge of the club should not be under-estimated. Dyche said: “He (Pardew) had a tough start with big question marks early in the season but he handled it very well. “He seemed calm and considered with his views at the time and he came through it with a fantastic run of results. He has had ups and downs like all managers, but I think overall he will be deemed to have done a very good job.” Burnley’s own prospects of starting 2015 in style look significantly brighter after an improved run of results culminating in their fight back from two goals down to grab a point at Manchester City on Sunday. And Dyche is convinced the quality of his side’s performance – as well as the point – will give them great motivation to step up their fight for top-flight survival. Dyche said: “The benefit is really for the team and the belief in how we operate. If you operate like that in the home of the champions, it is a good sign of what we are trying to achieve. “We haven’t got massive depth of experience at this level so it is a case of learning as we go, and now we’ve won some games and put some points on the board and we’ve got a thirst for more.” Dyche has been bolstered by the recent form of striker Ashley Barnes, who netted the late equaliser at City to take his recent tally to three goals in his last four games. The Clarets boss added: “He has had to wait his turn – at the start of the season I told him he was in the thinking and he has had to be patient. “When his chance has come he’s gripped hold of it and delivered good performances as well as the goals. He’s put in a string of very good performances.” Dyche is not short of attacking options for the trip to the north-east with Sam Vokes in the running for a recall after being rested for the Etihad Stadium clash. Matthew Gilks is expected to pass a late fitness test after a bout of flu but Matt Taylor (Achilles), Michael Duff (calf) and Stephen Ward (ankle) are all still ruled out. Pardew’s assistant has been placed in temporary charge of the team amid speculation he could be installed on a longer-term basis, either until the end of the season or as a permanent replacement. The 49-year-old insisted as he met the media on Wednesday afternoon that he had not thought any further ahead than the Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley on New Year’s Day and Sunday’s FA Cup third round trip to Leicester. Press Association However, having cut his teeth as a manager in his own right with Toronto in the MLS, either side of number two roles with Plymouth, Leeds, Sheffield United and the Magpies, he is keen to return to the front line. Carver, who will be assisted by first-team coach Steve Stone and football development manager Peter Beardsley, said: “I think you always have those ambitions, don’t you? But you’ve got to wait for the right opportunity. Now the manager looks like going, what’s my situation? Only time will tell. “My head’s going 100 miles an hour here, as you can imagine. I think that every coach who goes into football wants to be a manager, and there will be a day when I want to be a manager again, there’s no doubt about that.” Owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley are currently considering their options while they await confirmation of Pardew’s departure, although sources on Tyneside have already ruled out the likes of Tony Pulis, Steve Bruce, Tim Sherwood, Nigel Worthington and skipper Fabricio Coloccini. Carver added: “I have not read a newspaper or seen anything on the TV, and I am being serious about that because you don’t get a chance. When you are in this situation, you have got to do things quickly, you have got to put all your energy into getting a result against Burnley, and that’s all I have done.” However, asked further if it was his dream job, Carver replied: “Of course it is. I’m a local lad and it’s a dream job for anybody, but the manager’s still the manager at the moment.” Striker Papiss Cisse is banned after he accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Meanwhile, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has hailed the record of Pardew ahead of his side’s trip. John Carver has admitted he has ambitions to manage in his own right once again after being handed the Newcastle reins, as Alan Pardew prepares to leave for Crystal Palace. last_img read more

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Needed team cohesion comes via traditional, unexpected avenues for SU men’s soccer

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm L.J. Papaleo’s teammates decided that of all the characters from The Lord of the Rings, he was one of the big trees, perhaps because of his 6-foot-2 frame. Brett Jankouskas took the liberty of designating himself Legolas, due to his desire to portray Orlando Bloom’s heroic character. Each of the other players watching The Lord of the Rings during the soccer team’s weekend away game at the Mayor’s Cup was also given a character. The sudden foray into The Lord of Rings is merely a blip on the screen for this young team in its first season under head coach Ian McIntyre as it tries to mesh. The movie won’t provide any wins. The character assignments won’t lead to any losses. But the characters assigned, based on each player’s personality and role on the team, were a small and unique part in bringing Syracuse’s chemistry together just that much more. Even if it was on a night when the players were stuck in a hotel in Oneonta, N.Y. ‘There are no distractions,’ senior midfielder Geoff Lytle said. ‘You spend the whole time together. I don’t know if you’d call it activities, but you do stuff together, eat together all the time, get to know your teammates.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The bonding is particularly important given the team has only 10 returning players. It is a must. The Orange hopes this strengthened sense of team will help in its game against American Saturday. The Eagles will be among the tougher teams SU will face this season. Its record of 2-2 perhaps does not do American justice. Its first loss came against George Mason, a team receiving votes towards a national ranking, and its second came against No. 5 Monmouth. ‘There’s a reason we set up some of these teams, which is to replicate some of our Big East schedule,’ McIntyre said. ‘American’s a good team. They’ve got some good players. They play a good brand of attacking soccer. It’s going to be a very difficult game on the road.’ Coming off a weekend away, however, SU is better equipped to face its next opponent. Assistant coach Jukka Masalin was in charge of room assignments for SU’s stay in Oneonta. The players did not know who they would be rooming with until they arrived at the hotel. Assignments were mostly random. Lytle said injured players were relegated to the floor because they were not playing, and some players slept on couches. Floor or couch, the movies ensued. In spite of some obscure sleeping arrangements, the team has also passed another milestone: its first win. The victory came last Friday against Northeastern on a free kick in overtime by junior midfielder Nick Roydhouse. McIntyre described the locker room after the game as ‘buzzing with excitement.’ Despite losing 2-0 to Columbia on Sunday, the effects of the team coming together have already been manifested on the field. Players are getting to know each other’s playing styles better as they spend more time together off the field. ‘I know now that Federico [Agreda] wants the ball to his feet and Fredrik [Forsman] wants the ball to space,’ Papaleo said. The fluidity of play on the field starts with the eradicating problems off the field. Last year’s team suffered a lot from intra-squad conflict. This year, however, Papaleo said the team is less cliquey and feels more like one unit. And Lytle said not only does this unity allow players to find each other better on the field, but it also makes practices better. ‘You don’t want problems to get in the way of team chemistry,’ he said. ‘If someone has problems with a certain player, that really affects training, that really affects chemistry on the field.’ Away games in general give the team an opportunity to bond. On the trip to Adelphi, the team followed a pep talk by McIntyre with a viewing of Titanic. The trip to American will provide the Orange with a seven-hour bus ride to become better acquainted. More of a traditional form of bonding comes with that bus ride. This team is not limited to Academy Award-winning movies. Lytle said that players do not have assigned seats on the bus but rather look for the seats in the best location. The random distribution allows players to mix, whether they are transfers, freshmen or returning players. The characters can mingle. ‘It’s nice to go away,’ McIntyre said. ‘Now, having said that, we’d like a home game.’ alguggen@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Captains hold team together

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoThe Wisconsin women?s hockey team ? winner of two straight National Championships ? believes one constant has boosted their program in recent years: leadership.For captain Emily Morris and alternate captains Jinelle Zaugg and Jessie Vetter, they couldn?t be more proud to be the leaders of the 2007-08 Badgers.?It was quite an honor,? Zaugg said of being elected alternate captain. ?There were great leaders here when I was an underclassman, and I hope that I can help the team have the success we have had the past two seasons.?Being a captain, however, is a very loose term. It can be approached in very different ways, according to head coach Mark Johnson.?There is a lot of little things that a captain does, but there isn?t an itinerary of one through 10 for what a captain is supposed to do,? Johnson said. ?The most important thing is that they need to have a pulse on the team throughout the season, provide the younger players with advice and overall just be mentors for the team. They are experienced, and they have been through all of the situations.??It is a long season, so if they keep everyone on an even keel, then they are doing their job.?The captains? teammates believe that the three leaders have done a great job of keeping together the Badger team that has gone 21-7-2 this season.?Being a captain on the team, it is really crucial to speak up when the team isn?t coming together,? junior Erika Lawler said. ?Those three do a great job solving communication issues, whether it is communication between players and the coaches, or players and other players. All three of them have the respect of the team and the respect of the coaches, and I think these three were chosen because of how well they fulfill that role.?While the team respects all three captains, each has a very unique leadership style. Morris, for instance, is considered to be the most vocal of the three.?When something needs to be said, I am not one to just let it go by without comment,? Morris said. ?I like to speak my mind, and if the team looks sluggish I will let them know about it.?Zaugg and Vetter, on the other hand, prefer to let their actions speak louder than their words.?Vetter and I try to lead by example,? Zaugg said. ?I usually shouldn?t say what is on my mind during a game, so we leave the locker room stuff to Morris. Vetter and I try to work hard, prepare properly, and I think the rest of the team feeds off that and follows suit.?While each of them leads with a different style, they all try to emphasize the same thing when they are teaching.?The number one thing I try to teach is you have to be having fun,? Zaugg said. ?Whether it is in practice or in the games, if you are not having fun, you are not going to be playing to the best of your abilities, and for our team I think that while you need to work hard in practice, you have to have fun too. Otherwise, your hard work won?t pay off during the game.??There are two things I really emphasize as a captain,? Morris added. ?Having fun is the main one, because it is a game, and we always need to remember that. The other thing is positive reinforcement. I was given some advice from some close friends, and they said positive reinforcement breeds positive performance. I have really taken that to heart and tried to make that my focus.?Whatever their methods are, Morris, Zaugg and Vetter have won over the hearts and respect of their teammates.?The most important part of being a leader is how you conduct yourself, and those three have shown all the maturity in the world leading this team,? Lawler said. ?Whether it is on the ice or in the locker room, the team listens to what they have to say because of how they handle themselves.?last_img read more

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Sportsbet.io hires Odds On Marketing to build-up brand identity

first_img Cloudbet elevates UFC 250 offering with in-play markets June 5, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon David Lynn – Odds OnBitcoin-centric online sportsbook Sportsbet.io (a subsidiary of Coingaming Group), has appointed Odds On Marketing as its new brand agency, as the operator seeks to expand its profile and coverage for World Cup 2018.Sportsbet.io appoints the specialist sports marketing agency Odds On, with the key initiative of driving its new brand identity during a critical period for the sports betting sector.Led by former betting executives David Cooper and David Lynn, Odds On has significant experience in sports marketing, delivering brand-led projects for William Hill and The FA.In the build-up to Russia 2018, Coingaming Group leadership seeks to build awareness of its recently rebranded Sportsbet.io property.  David Lynn, Director at Odds On Marketing, said: “Sportsbet.io offers a betting proposition equal to, if not better than many of the tier one operators, and we’re pleased to assist them in enhancing their digital brand identity over the coming months.“Our expertise working with leading sportsbook operators gives us the expertise to ensure content reaches the widest audience possible, while also boasting high conversion rates through innovative campaigns and other strategies.”Further detailing its agency partnership, Sportsbet.io aims to highlight its extensive betting market range, unique product functionalities and enhanced crypto dynamics.Updating the market, Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at the Coingaming Group, said: “After our recent rebrand and with the World Cup imminent, we wanted to build on our current awareness within the wider betting audience and Odds On Marketing are well suited to deliver this.“Their plans leading through the end of the season will streamline and bring consistency to our brand identity around our ‘fun, fast and fair’ mantra, while also helping us appeal to new customers and reactivating those who have previously bet with us.” Share Sportsbet.io ‘bowled over’ with Brett Lee partnership July 7, 2020 Related Articles Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020last_img read more

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Asamoah Gyan scores four as NorthEast United beat Gorkha in practice game

first_imgGhana’s Asamoah Gyan was in sparkling form as his side, NorthEast United took 58 Gorkha Training Centre Football Team to the cleaners in a practice game.With players still returning to their club sides after the two-week international break, NorthEast United took on Gorkha in the practice match as they looked to stay focused ahead of the return of league football.Asamoah Gyan who was left out of the Black Stars squad that beat South Africa and Sao Tome & Principe in two 2021 AFCON Qualifiers, showed that he had not lost a step with four goals.Gyan scored NorthEast’s second goal to put them back in front in the 15th minute before netting his side’s third and his brace in the 26th minute from the spot.He then found two more goals before the break in the 43rd and 45th minutes as NorthEast ended the half 6-1 up.Gyan’s side eventually scored five more times before the end of the match as they thumped their opponents 11-1.NorthEast looked in very good shape as they prepare to face Mumbai City FC next Wednesday.Unbeaten so far in the league, NorthEast FC sit third on the table with two wins and two draws from four games so far.Gyan has had a great start to life at his new club with two goals in four league gameslast_img read more

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Accelerating Success: Nadia Eke’s master plan to help athletes build professional brands

first_imgOn the field, Ghanaian triple jump athlete, Nadia Eke is fiercely competitive; a tigress that gives her absolute best to achieve success whenever and wherever has competed.That powerful drive made her African triple jump champion in 2016; then Ghana’s record holder in the event in 2019 (14.33m), even if it meant getting injured in the process.She has represented Ghana at two Commonwealth Games, two African Championships, two African Games, the Olympics once and is on course for a second bow at the global games having qualified for the Tokyo already.It’s remarkable success for the Columbia University graduate who largely spent most of her competitive years combining school with athletics.GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 10: Nadia Eke of Ghana competes in the Women’s Triple Jump final during the Athletics on day six of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 10, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)SAThrough her company Axxelerate, she is bringing all of that knowledge to bear in helping athletes build powerful brands beyond the sport.The 27 year old has assembled five (5) powerful minds for a free webinar dubbed “Accelerating Success:  Building Beyond the Athletic” that is aimed at “helping athletes identify their brands as athletes and leveraging on that brand to create professional opportunities beyond the sport”.Scheduled for Saturday 29th August, 2020, (18:00-19:00GMT), athletes will have the opportunity to interact in a Q and A style panel that features highly successful past and present sports men and women.The panel is made up of:Marcellus Wiley: retired NFL player, entrepreneur and host of FoxSports Speak For Yourself; Natasha Hastings: USA Olympic Gold Medalist and Founder of 400M DIVA CollectionNate Robinson: NBA Veteran and Founder of Holdat ClothingNzingha Prescod: World Champion Bronze Medalist (USA Fencing), first African-American woman to win an individual medal at the world championships and Advisory Staff at Ernst & YoungGreg Levy (Moderator): Associate Dean of Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives; Director, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M (University of Miami School of Law)“We have all been negatively impacted by this ‘new normal’— impacted financially, professionally, physically and mentally,” she said of the event.“The times, although challenging, are calling for us to innovate the way we position ourselves to ensure professional and financial security, and that’s what this event is really about.“We want to help athletes reposition themselves for professional opportunities outside of the sport.”To register for the event for free, go to www.axxelerate.infolast_img read more

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Chisholm Trail Museum presents Antique Guns n Guitars Exhibit

first_imgChisholm Trail Museum presents the Third Annual Antique Guns n Guitars ExhibitOne Day OnlySaturday Aug. 23.At the Chisholm Trail MuseumThis is a DISPLAY EXHIBIT of the museum’s guns, and anyone who would like to show some of their collectable guns. Exhibit will be open from 1 to 5.Those who would like to exhibit, please bring your guns n guitars in between 12 and 1 to get them checked in and placed in the exhibit.GUNS MAY BE PICKED UP AFTER 5PM.FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:KIM WOODROW AT home 326-6532, cell 326-1562 OR JIM BALES AT 326-1388last_img

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