Girls High School Basketball Scores (11-22)

first_imgWRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Friday (11-22)Jac-Cen-Del  63     Oldenburg Academy  21South Decatur  64     Greensburg  49Switzerland County  58     Rising Sun  38Hauser  58     Waldron  35Southwestern  52     Shelbyville  50Jennings County  68     Southwestern  47Connersville  49     Centerville  30Rushville  65     Mt. Vernon  43Randolph Southern  48     Union County  32last_img

Ms. Geannie Hensel named Educator of the Month

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Ms. Geannie Hensel has been named Franklin County Community School’s educator of the month for February.According to school officials, Ms. Hensel announced in January her plans to retire at the end of the school year.A few weeks later, Superintendent Dr. Debbie Howell visited Hensel’s classroom to surprise her with the news that she was selected as the Educator of the Month.Ms. Hensel has been employed as a physical education and health teacher at the school for 37 years.Hensel was nominated for the honor by a high school student-athlete because of her dedication to the students and her unwavering school spirit.last_img read more

Sunderland sign Senegal striker Dame N’Doye on loan

first_img Press Association Sunderland have signed Senegal striker Dame N’Doye on loan from Trabzonspor for the rest of the season. “Having already played in the Premier League, he should have no problems in hitting the ground running, too, which is very important at this stage of the season.” After spells with Academica in Portugal and Greek sides Panathinaikos and OFI Crete, N’Doye enjoyed the most prolific spell of his career at FC Copenhagen, scoring 59 goals in 104 appearances. His stint in Denmark ended in 2012 when he joined Lokomotiv Moscow, and his form there earned him a move to Hull. N’Doye made an immediate impact with three goals in his first four games and also scored a double against Crystal Palace but finished last season on a five-match winless run as Hull were relegated. He spent pre-season with Hull but left after Trabzonspor met his release clause of £2.2million, which was £800,000 less than the Tigers paid for him. N’Doye, who will wear the number 10 shirt for Sunderland, has been a regular for Senegal since making his debut in 2010 and played in last year’s African Nations Cup. He will not be available for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham because formalities pertaining to his work visa still need to be completed. center_img The 30-year-old has Barclays Premier League experience having played for Hull last season, scoring five goals in 15 appearances before moving to Turkey in August. Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce told the club website: ” Dame will bring something different to our forward options. last_img read more

I-League: Plaza gives Churchill Brothers crucial win over Neroca

first_imgVasco: Trinidad & Tobago striker Willis Plaza scored a brace to join Chennai’s Pedro Manzi at the top of the I-League’s goal scoring charts and complete a brilliant comeback for his side, late in the second-half, to pull off a crucial win over Neroca FC here on Saturday.Neroca sealed three points in Saturday’s third and final I-League game, thanks to a Varney Kallon strike in the first-half before Plaza struck twice in the last five minutes to break their hearts.It was an amazing turnaround and with this win, the former two-time champions reached 25 points from 14 games to be placed third on the table, five behind league leaders Chennai. Neroca would rue what might have been and remained in the fifth position with 21 points.Churchill made one change in the playing eleven from the previous game as Nenad Novakovic came in place of Hussein Eldor in deep defence. Neroca’s Spanish coach Manuel Fraile, on the other hand, made two, replacing Saran Singh and Ashok with Tondomba Singh and Meetei. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Kenyans sweep London Marathon

first_imgMARY Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon.Keitany, 35, crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one second, the second-fastest time in history.That was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe ran in winning the event in 2005.Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, 24, won the men’s race in 2:05:56, with Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia second.Bekele – the 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder – looked to be mounting a challenge in the final stages, but Wanjiru found enough pace to finish strongly and eventually win by nine seconds.Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia was the runner-up in the women’s race, clocking a time of 2:17:56.Speaking to the BBC after the race, Keitany said: “It was a great day for me. It was really amazing, to run the best time.Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru beats favourite Kenenisa Bekele to win his first London Marathon title title – Mirror“The weather was good at the beginning, it was nice for me and my pace. I’ve run my best.”Wanjiru said he felt comfortable running at world-record pace for sections of the race and is still aiming to break Dennis Kimetto’s time of 2:02:57, set in Berlin in 2014.“In the beginning the race was very fast and we were inside world record pace. It was the pace I was preparing for,” he told BBC TV.“We tried to maintain that pace for half of the race. From there it was becoming tougher and tougher. The sun was coming and the day was beautiful – but we don’t need too much sun!”In the women’s race, Britain’s Alyson Dixon finished 12th in a personal best of 2:29:06 to secure her place at this summer’s World Championships.However, Jo Pavey, who needed to finish as one of the top two British women to qualify for August’s championships in London, was forced to retire after about 17 miles.Earlier, Britain’s six time Paralympic champion David Weir took victory in the men’s wheelchair race, beating his rival and last year’s winner Marcel Hug in a sprint finish.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball walk-on Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye placed on scholarship

first_img Published on September 19, 2016 at 9:53 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Syracuse senior forward Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye has been put on scholarship, SU Athletics spokesman Pete Moore told The Daily Orange on Monday morning.The Orange has now reached its limit of 11 scholarships for the 2016-17 season. The NCAA limit is 13, but SU is two below that after losing three in the initial sanctions from two years ago and winning one back in its appeal.Akintobi-Adeyeye walked onto the team before the 2014-15 season. He is 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. Two seasons ago, he primarily served as a practice opponent for Rakeem Christmas. Christmas heavily credited Akintobi-Adeyeye for his drastic improvement during his senior season.Akintobi-Adeyeye has played sparingly in the last two seasons and saw action in six games for a total of seven minutes last season. His primary sport before coming to SU was swimming, but his height drew the interest of SU’s coaching staff in need of a practice big man.Syracuse’s other 10 players on scholarship are freshmen Tyus Battle, Taurean Thompson and Matthew Moyer, sophomores Tyler Lydon and Frank Howard, redshirt sophomore Paschal Chukwu, senior Tyler Roberson and redshirt seniors Andrew White, John Gillon and DaJuan Coleman.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange opens the regular season hosting Colgate on Nov. 11. Comments Related Stories Syracuse walk-on Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye bodies up with Rakeem Christmas in practice, builds on multi-talent backgroundSyracuse basketball confirms Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye as walk-onSyracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appealcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Asante Kotoko handed two-match home ban

first_imgAsante Kotoko have been handed a two-match home ban by the Disciplinary Committee for misconduct by their Supporters.The Club have also been fined Gh¢6,000.00 after pleading guilty to both charges of misconduct. “The PLB in calculating the home ban should take into consideration the ban already served by Kotoko by virtue of the decision of the Executive Committee in respect of this match,” the Disciplinary Committee decision stated.Kotoko were charged for incidents in connection with the their Premier League match played with Hearts of Lions FC at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on 26th March, 2014.Two counts of misconduct were preferred against Kotoko after their fans threw water sachets and bottles onto the tracks of the stadium after the final whistle of their game with Heart of Lions. The fans of Kotoko also physically assaulted the match officials after the game.last_img read more

FC Dallas ace Francis Atuahene donates to youth in Techiman

first_imgMajor League Soccer side, FC Dallas striker Francis Atuahene visited his hometown in Techiman to motivate and donate to his community.Atuahene who was scouted by Right to Dream Academy was returning to his place of birth for the first time in three years.With a donation he organized with the FC Dallas Foundation, Atuahene presented 22 jersey tops and bottoms, 25 T-shirts, 20 soccer balls, and two ball pumps back.”With the donation, I organized with FC Dallas Foundation I was able to donate many soccer balls, bibs. Top and down jerseys etc,” Atuahene told Joy Sports.”And also use that to encourage and motivate youthful players in the community. I primarily emphasized the importance of hard work, education, dreams and most importantly believe.”Before Christmas, Atuahene and his FC Dallas teammate Emmanuel Twumasi made a donation to the Osu Children’s Home in Accra. The items valued at about GHC 5,000 included bags of rice, cooking oil, boxes of soft drinks, packs of toilet rolls and FC Dallas branded T-shirts.Atuahene spent last season on loan at USL side OKC Energy.last_img read more

Lakers, Steve Nash both cautious and optimistic about health

first_imgThe enthusiasm in Steve Nash’s voice sounded infectious. His smile widened as he spoke. And the Lakers guard appeared relaxed after nearly completing a week of training camp in which he flourished on the court without injuring himself.Nash has spent the past four months in this state, reporting “no hiccups” this past offseason while healing the nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings that sidelined him last season for all but 15 games. So even if Nash described his past two injury-riddled seasons as a “nightmare,” the Lakers’ 40-year-old point guard seemed as excited as an unproven rookie eager to crack an NBA roster.“Because it’s so tenuous, I never act like I’m ready to go and am past everything,” Nash said in an interview with this newspaper. “I’ve gone through too much to feel that way, but I feel good.” Nash could hardly describe himself the same way a day after saying those words. He missed most of Saturday’s practice after rolling his left ankle on the foot of rookie forward Julius Randle during a conditioning drill. Nash maintained he will practice today. But even if Lakers coach Byron Scott expressed optimism that Nash’s latest injury marks just a “minor setback,” the episode only illustrated the season-long uncertainty about whether Nash can stay healthy.Yet, Nash’s overall outlook has appeared different for one specific reason.Last year, his health had deteriorated so much that he spent most of his summer rehabbing his back and hamstrings with his personal trainer, Rick Celebrini. Nash could not sprint until two weeks before training camp started. This year, Nash reported feeling healthy enough by May to train both without restrictions and without Celebrini’s guidance. Hence, Nash may prolong his NBA career once his $9.8 million contract with the Lakers expires after this season. That decision hinges on a few variables.“My health, enjoyment and effectiveness,” Nash said. “If I have a chance to play, it would have to be here. I’m not going to at this stage move somewhere else for a season and move my kids there.” Nash also plans to stay in Los Angeles whenever he retires. But beyond staying involved as the general manager of the Canadian basketball team and with his film production company, Meathawk, Nash’s post-retirement life sounds uncertain. “Maybe it will take me a year, two years or five years,” Nash said. “The longer I take, the better. Then I’ll be certain with what I want to do instead of rushing into something.” The Lakers have stayed equally cautious about Nash.The Lakers declined to waive Nash this offseason through the stretch provision to maximize cap flexibility. But they also added more depth in case Nash returns to the trainer’s room. The Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin in a trade from Houston. The Lakers paid $1.4 million to the Washington Wizards to secure the rights to their 46th draft pick, using it to select Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers also added veteran NBA guard Ronnie Price.Both Scott and Lakers trainer Gary Vitti have suggested Nash will stay limited with playing time and on back-to-back games even if he stays healthy. “The nerves have calmed down, but they can become inflamed again,” Vitti said in an interview with this newspaper. “The idea is to try to play him, practice him and treat him in a way that he can accomplish the task without lighting up those nerves again.” So far, so good.Both Scott and Kobe Bryant have called Nash playing in training camp like “the old Steve” who won two NBA MVP awards and climbed to third place on the league’s all-time assists list. Nash has bought into Scott’s training camp that has emphasized both conditioning and sitting him at the end of practices. Nash also described Scott’s Princeton-based offense as “less complicated” than the one under Mike Brown, who was fired five games into the 2012-13 season. Even if Nash and Bryant have not played together since March 30, 2013, neither player anticipates much of an adjustment since they will play their natural positions as respective passers and scorers. That role differs to when Bryant last played with Nash as a facilitator, while he became a spot-up shooter. Scott has leaned toward starting Nash partly for that reason. But he may become a reserve, both to preserve his body and accommodate Lin’s growth. “I’ll do whatever is asked and what is best for the team,” Nash said. “I would love to leave the guys with something and see them flourish.”It appears Nash has already made a difference. Beyond Lin soaking up how Nash thrives with superior footwork and pick-and-roll execution, Lin sounded inspired about his rigorous dietary and recovery habits.“To do it for a prolonged period of time is something you have to appreciate,” Lin said. “It’s always hard to stay at the top.”Nash has understood that reality for the past two years, his reunion with former Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni hardly capturing the magic they produced with the Phoenix Suns. “I felt bad for him,” Nash said. “He did a terrific job with the guys that he had. We were always injured and we had new guys together. I don’t know if anyone could have a great season.”So what about Nash’s upcoming season?“If I’m mobile and moving well, I think I can play at a good level,” Nash said. “We’ll see how that is. It’s been so long since I’ve had a good run at it. I’m going to try my best.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Here are the top 10 players to watch in France

first_imgLet’s take a look at 10 players who are sure to make an impact: Christine Sinclair — Canada, forwardAfter spending more than 19 years on Canada’s national team, Sinclair brings an enormous amount of experience to this year’s World Cup. She’s Canada’s all-time leading scorer and she sits second on the women’s all-time scoring list with 181. She trails only American Abby Wambach (184), but that could change after France. Her impressive resume doesn’t stop there, though, as she is third all-time with 281 caps and she’s the only non-U.S. player with more than 225, according to Opta.The forward has helped Canada fight for a spot on the world stage in each of the last four World Cups. This year’s tournament may be the 35-year-old Sinclair’s last chance to win the most coveted trophy in the sport.Number 180 for Christine Sinclair. 😍 😍 #BAONPDX— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) April 5, 2019Other notable accomplishments:Two-time CONCACF Women’s Best XI (2018, 2016)14-time Canadian Female Player of the Year (2000, 2004-14, 2016, 2018)Two-time Olympic bronze medalist (London 2012, Rio 2016)Golden Boot FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (2004)Golden Ball FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (2002)FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup All-Star Team (2002)Alex Morgan — United States, forwardMorgan’s unique combination of athleticism, anticipation and technical ability has elevated her to the top of the game. Since joining the USWNT in 2010, she has scored 101 international goals (the sixth-most in U.S. history) in 163 caps. When she scored her 100th career USWNT goal earlier this year, she became the third-youngest player and fourth-fastest player to reach that feat.Morgan played a major role in helping the U.S. make it to the World Cup in 2011 — where she was the youngest player on the national team — and then she led her nation to a championship in 2015. It’s hard to believe Morgan’s just 29 years old with all that she’s already accomplished. She’ll certainly be one to keep a close eye on in France as she continues to build her international resume.ALEX MORGAN HAS DONE IT!!! 🙌She scores her 100th goal for the USWNT and puts 🇺🇸 on 🔝— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 5, 2019Other notable accomplishments:Olympic Gold Medal (2012)FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (2015), Runner-up (2011)FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Champion (2008)Four Nations Tournament Champion (2011)SheBelieves Cup (2016, 2018)CONCACAF Women’s Champion (2014, 2018)Marta — Brazil, forwardMarta Vieira da Silva has established herself as one of the greatest players the tournament has ever seen. She holds the record for most goals scored at Women’s World Cup tournaments with 15, sitting just ahead of Germany’s Birgit Prinz and the USA’s Abby Wambach, who both have 14. Marta has earned 110 international goals to make her Brazil’s leading scorer and she’s tied for seventh on the all-time scoring list. With high soccer intelligence, strength and speed, Marta is expected to carry Brazil through the 2019 tournament.  Marta scores the penalty kick for Brazil,giving her 15 all time Womens World Cup goals, the most by any player #BRA— Matthew 🤙🏼 Weber;: (@Weber514) June 10, 2015Other notable accomplishments:Two Pan American Games titles (2003, 2007)Three-time Sudamericano Femenino Champion (2003, 2010, 2018)FIFA Women’s World Cup Runner-up (2007)FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Ball (2007)FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Shoe (2007)Two-time Olympic silver medalist (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)Five-time winner of FIFA World Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)Four-time Runner-up of FIFA World Player of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012, 2014)Copa Libertadores de Futbol Femenino Golden Ball (2009)U-20 World Cup Golden Ball (2004)Megan Rapinoe — United States, forwardVeteran Rapinoe is another key player the Americans will rely on to be a strong playmaker. After joining the U.S. national team in 2006, she quickly became known for her crafty style of play on the international level. She has been a consistent scorer with 44 goals in 153 caps, and she’s known for coming up with big assists as she ranks fifth in USWNT history with 57.One of her most memorable plays came when she delivered a 45-yard cross to Abby Wambach in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals in Brazil. Wambach then scored off a header, which eventually led to a win for the Americans.Other notable accomplishments: FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (2015), Runner-up (2011)Olympic gold medalist (London 2012)Four Nations Tournament Champion (2011)SheBelieves Cup Champion (2018)CONCACAF Women’s Champion (2014, 2018)Sam Kerr — Australia, forwardKerr has emerged as Australia’s first marquee player and she’s only going to bring more attention to the sport in her nation. She was only 15 years old when she made her international debut in a match against Italy in February 2009. From there, she continued to flourish, scoring 31 goals in 77 appearances. While playing in the National Women’s Soccer League — where she currently represents the Chicago Red Stars — Kerr has been the league’s leading scorer in each of the last two seasons. Kerr, 25, may be young, but she will be powerful in France.78′ – Sam Kerr with the diving header to score for @SkyBlueFC and pull back a goal. #NJvKC1 – 2— NWSL (@NWSL) July 9, 2017Other notable accomplishments: Tournament of Nations Champion (2017)Cup of Nations Champion (2019)AFC Women’s Asian Cup Champion (2010)AFF U-16 Women’s Champion (2009)Lindsey Horan — United States, midfielderHoran might not have as much experience as some of her veteran teammates because she’s just 25 years old, but that’s not a reason to count her out. She joined the U.S. national team in 2013 and has since made 68 appearances with eight goals. She has played an integral role on the USWNT as a regular starter and is a strong link between defense and attack for the Americans. France will be familiar territory for Horan as she played four years with Paris Saint-Germain (2012-16) before returning to the United States to represent the Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan with the goal, Tobin Heath with a dash of nutmeg. 😏 #BAONPDX #ToN2018— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) July 30, 2018Other notable accomplishments:CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Champion (2014)SheBelieves Cup Champion (2016, 2018)Tournament of Nations Champion (2018)CONCACAF Women’s Champion (2018)Debinha — Brazil, forwardDebora Cristiane de Oliveira, known as Debinha, broke onto the national stage in 2011 when she joined Brazil’s national team and has proven to be an effective forward with a natural attacking talent that her teammates can rely on. She represented Brazil in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was later named an alternate for the 2012 London Olympics before making an impact in Rio 2016. OHHHH WE’VE GOT DEBINHA!Here’s a look at the 13th minute goal by the Brazilian.#NCvPOR 1-0— NC Courage (@TheNCCourage) September 22, 2018Other notable accomplishments:Winner of Copa America Femenina (2018)NWSL champion with North Carolina Courage (2018)Dzsenifer Marozsan — Germany, midfielderMarozsan is one of the strongest playmakers in the world, emerging as the focal point of Germany’s attack. She’s known for her goal-scoring, but she also makes a big impact when it comes to assists. Marozsan became the youngest Bundesliga player of all time to debut in 2007 at just 15 years old. She currently plays for Lyon and she has twice been voted the best player in the French league. The midfielder has become an inspiration as she’s returning from a life-threatening pulmonary embolism that kept her sidelined for several months last year. Now healthy, Marozsan will lead Germany through the tournament.🥇 Congratulations to @OLfeminin’s Dzsenifer Marozsán on being named the World’s Best Woman Playmaker of 2018 by #IFFHS 👏👏And as this video shows, she’s also a hell of a goal scorer 😉— OL English (@OL_English) November 29, 2018Other notable accomplishments:Olympic gold medalist (Rio 2016) FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Champion (2010)Two-time Algarve Cup Champion (2012, 2014)Algarve Cup Most Valuable Player (2014)UEFA Women’s Champion (2013)Germany’s Female Footballer of the Year (2017, 2018)Tobin Heath — United States, forwardHeath, known as one of the finest dribblers in the game, has become an electric player for USA, contributing 30 goals in 150 appearances since joining the USWNT in 2008. She was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year in 2016, but was limited to just four games in 2017 due to injury. Heath rebounded to have a strong 2018 campaign, and she’ll certainly be a threat in France if she can stay healthy.In conclusion, we had no choice but to repost this @TobinHeath goal 😮— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) March 6, 2019Other notable accomplishments: There’s no question the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will bring a talented field as 24 nations are set to compete for one title. But with 552 players making the trip to France, it begs the question — who are the players to watch when the tournament gets underway Friday? Two-time Olympic gold medalist (Beijing 2008, London 2012)FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (2015), Runner-up (2011)She Believes Cup Champion (2016)Tournament of Nations Champion (2018)Two-time CONCACAF Women’s Champion (2014, 2018)Lucy Bronze — England, defenderConsidered by many the top right back in women’s soccer, Bronze makes the position look easy. She is strong on corner kicks and free kicks and knows how to lead an attack. Bronze helped England to its best-ever finish four years ago (third place) and then played an integral role in helping England beat out three top-10 teams to win this year’s SheBelieves Cup. “Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world,” England coach Phil Neville declared earlier this year. And now she’ll have a chance to prove it in France. What a goal!! 🔥🔥🔥Take a bow, @LucyBronze!! #OLMCW— OL English (@OL_English) April 29, 2018Other notable accomplishments:SheBelieves Cup Champion (2019)UEFA European Championship semifinalist (2017)UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship (2009), Runner-up (2010)Fourth place finish in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (2008)last_img read more