Ripley County Basketball Tourney Pairings Released

first_imgThe 2014 Ripley County Boys and Girls Basketball Tourney Draw was held at Cricket Ridge Restaurant & Golf Course.The Girls Tourney will be starting Tuesday, January 7th, at Jac-Cen-Del.  The Finals will be on Friday, January 10th.The Boys Tourney will be starting Wednesday, January 8th, at Batesville.  The Finals will be on Saturday, January 11th.Game One tips off each night at 6 PM.  Game Two follows.Game One will be Batesville vs. Milan.Game Two features Jac-Cen-Del against South Ripley.The JV Tourney will be on Thursday, January 8th with the boys games at Batesville and the girls games at Milan starting at 6 PM.The Championship Games will be at Batesville on Saturday, January 11th, starting with the girls game at 10 AM and the boys game follows.The Freshman Tourney will be at South Ripley on Saturday, January 14th starting at 10 AM.Tickets for the Tourney will be on sale at each High School.Listen to The Sports Voice, Country 103.9 WRBI, for entire coverage of The Ripley County Tourney.last_img read more

Khedira out for three months

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be out of action for three months after undergoing surgery on his left knee.The Serie A champions said the surgery on the player’s left knee was done in Augsburg in Germany and was a success.The club said the operation was “perfectly successful and the player will be able to start rehabilitation immediately.”The 32-year-old, capped 77 times by Germany, had a similar procedure on his right knee in April.He has made 17 appearances in all competitions for the Italian champions this season and is expected to return around March.Tags: Sami KhediraSerie Alast_img read more

Cricket News India vs West Indies 1st Test: Live streaming, preview, time in India (IST) and where to watch on TV

first_imgNew Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, India vs West Indies, 1st Test: How, when and where to watch IND vs WI live match online and on TV | India will begin their campaigns in the World Test Championship on Thursday as they take on West Indies in the first match of the two-test series.The inaugural edition of World Test Championship will see the elite nations – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – fight for top honours across 71 Test matches in 27 series over the next two years.Virat Kohli’s men dominated the hosts in the T20I and ODI series winning 3-0 and 2-0 respectively. They will look to continue their dominance with a good performance in the longest format as well.How, when and where to watch live streaming of IND vs WI 1st Test match:When is India vs West Indies 1st Test match?The India vs West Indies 1st Test match will start on August 22, Thursday.What time does the live coverage of India vs West Indies 1st Test start in India (time in IST)?India vs West Indies 1st Test match will start at 07:00 PM IST on August 22, Thursday.Where will India vs West Indies 1st Test match be played?The India vs West Indies 1st Test match will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.How and where to watch online live streaming of the India vs West Indies 1st Test match?You can watch India vs West Indies 1st Test live streaming on SonyLiv app and website.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

King makes impact on return as Windies collar Ireland again

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland (CMC) – Veteran all-rounder Stacy-Ann King marked her first appearance for West Indies Women in nearly three years with a strong all-round performance as the Caribbean side strolled past Ireland by 45 runs in the second Twenty20 International here Tuesday, to set the stage for a clean sweep of the three-match series.Opting to bat first at Sydney Parade, West Indies rallied to 157 for six off their 20 overs with the 35-year-old King top-scoring with 34 from 33 deliveries and opener Hayley Matthews getting 33 off 32 balls.Captain Kim Garth led the Irish attack, taking three for 22 with her right-arm seam before returning with the bat to top score with an unbeaten 51 off 48 balls as the hosts were restricted to 112 for six off their 20 overs.King had yet another telling impact, snatching two for 15 from four overs of left-arm medium pace while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher ended with two for 20.Yesterday’s win gave West Indies a 2-0 lead in the series following their 64-run victory in Sunday’s opener, and they will bid for a whitewash in the final match today.Matthews gave West Indies a breezy start, striking two fours and two sixes and putting on 32 off 22 for the first wicket with Britney Cooper whose 20 came from 11 balls and included three fours.Once Cooper fell caught and bowled by Garth in the fourth over, King arrived to anchor the innings, first in a 38-run, second-wicket stand with Matthews and then in a 48-run, third-wicket partnership with Shemaine Campbelle (19).The left-handed King counted four fours in a knock before becoming one of two wickets to fall to Garth in the 16th over, as West Indies lost four for 18 runs at the death.In reply, Ireland looked like challenging when they reached 60 for two at the start of the 12th over but then lost four wickets for seven runs in the space of 18 runs to surrender meekly.Batting at number three, Garth struck four fours and a six, adding 45 in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Sophie McMahon (11 not out), to rescue Ireland from a dire position of 67 for six in the 15th over.Waldron had earlier counted three fours in a 28-ball 25 as she put on 24 for the first wicket with Gaby Lewis (11) and a further 23 with Garth for the second wicket.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse basketball to escape scare against Virginia Tech

first_img Related Stories Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Virginia TechJim Boeheim discusses Virginia Tech, Malachi Richardson and tight rotationSyracuse basketball roundtable: Syracuse’s ‘small’ lineup, Malachi Richardson and what Syracuse must proveSchneidman: The 3-pointer is no longer life or death for Syracuse basketball Published on February 2, 2016 at 12:22 am Syracuse (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast) hosts Virginia Tech (12-10, 4-5) on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange last played on Saturday and took down Georgia Tech by three points. SU has won five of its last six contests.Here’s how beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman forecast the game.Sam Blum (16-7)Syracuse 75, Virginia Tech 74Hokie DokieVirginia Tech always makes it a fun game against Syracuse it seems, but for the past seven meetings, Syracuse has come out on top. Both will happen again on Tuesday, in a too-close-for-comfort win over Virginia Tech. The Orange needs to slow down Virginia Tech on offense and make sure they don’t get to the line too much, which is a big strength of the VT offense. At the end of the day, though, SU will by 6-5 in ACC play with everything looking up as it heads into the final month of the regular season.Jesse Dougherty (16-7)Syracuse 62, Virginia Tech 59Technical healingAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe key for Syracuse will keeping Virginia Tech off the foul line down the stretch, as the Hokies are one of the best in the country at drawing shooting fouls. If the Orange can do that, it can squeak out an ugly win over Virginia Tech just two days after squeaking out an ugly win over Georgia Tech. But ugly wins aside, if SU can go 3-0 while playing three games in six days it will be an outstanding accomplishment at this point of the season. Look for Michael Gbinije to carry his team to doing just that.Matt Schneidman (16-7)Syracuse 80, Virginia Tech 67Above groundVirginia Tech is the worst defensive team in conference, allowing an alarming 80.6 points per game in ACC play. The Hokies also surrender almost 39 rebounds per game which ranks worst in the league as well. The Orange’s rebounding has vastly improved in conference play and SU could have an offensive outburst a la Wake Forest. Look for a heavy dose of early 3s and a fast-paced attack to distance Syracuse from VT early on, pushing the Orange above .500 in the ACC for the first time. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Regan Spencer becomes consistent presence in net as Syracuse heads toward postseason

first_imgEditor’s note: Syracuse field hockey head coach Ange Bradley has declined to partake in interviews with The Daily Orange following several requests. As a result, she isn’t quoted in this story. The Daily Orange aims to provide in-depth coverage of all SU sports and part of that coverage comes through speaking to head coaches. The D.O. will continue to request Bradley for interviews.A Pennsylvania player drove toward the goal. The player let off a shot and goalie Regan Spencer dove, deflecting the ball back into the field of play. Retaining possession, Penn let off another shot. Spencer was right there, sticking out her leg and deflecting the ball yet again. In the second half of SU’s game with Penn, Spencer made three saves to preserve SU’s 1-0 lead on Sept. 25.Since becoming starter at the beginning of the year, Spencer has been a source of reliability for No. 2 Syracuse (14-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast), who enters the ACC tournament on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. against Wake Forest (10-7, 0-6). Her willingness to move out of net and stop opponents’ momentum has given Syracuse a huge advantage throughout the season.“I don’t really doubt myself in-game,” Spencer said. “I rely on my instincts and what I’m good at.”Spencer sat back in goal and watched Penn get past the Orange midfield in the game on Sept. 25. They broke into open space inside the SU defensive zone. As soon as the player took a hard touch on the ball, Spencer broke toward the player. She slid and swept the Penn player’s legs out from under her knocking the ball away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSpencer’s confidence and instincts to run out and make diving stops are huge factors in her .799 save percentage, third among all Division I goalies. She gives up just 1.10 goals per game, trailing just Monmouth’s Christen Piersanti for the No. 1 spot. With Spencer in goal, SU has outscored teams 52-17.“That’s probably how I caught (Syracuse head coach) Ange’s (Bradley) attention in high school,” Spencer said on her willingness to use her body to stop breakaways. “There’s a lot to be said for an aggressive goalie, because even if you miss the ball sometimes you make them do something (to mess up).”Whether it be moving out of net and throwing her body at opposing players or waiting to make a diving save, Spencer has helped fill in the big hole that Jess Jecko left when she graduated from Syracuse.In 15 of SU’s 16 games, Spencer has started in goal — then-Syracuse player Lucy Camlin accounted for the other start. Beforehand, she had appeared in just four games and logged 42:55 minutes. Now, she logs 70-plus minutes in every game.“This whole season has been letting go of thinking that I’m going to be perfect every time,” Spencer said. “It’s easier for the defense to play when they know the person behind them is going to pick up.”On Oct. 30 against Indiana, the Hoosiers pushed into Syracuse territory, trying to tie the game at one. The ball dribbled inside the circle and Indiana fired a backhand shot at Spencer. She stuck out her glove and tapped the ball away, getting back into position.The game against Indiana ended in a 3-0 shutout for the Orange, Spencer’s fourth of the season. She has given up just one goal on seven different occasions. That’s 11 games in which Spencer has surrendered one or fewer goals. If Spencer is beat once, very rarely has she been beaten again.Now with a whole regular season under her belt, Spencer has turned into one of the nation’s best goalies.“(Regan) has made one of the most improvements I’ve ever seen in a player,” junior back Lies Lagerweij said. “Consistency for (a) goalkeeper is one of the most important and best assets to have.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Who won the Heisman Trophy in 2019? Full voting results, stats, list of award winners

first_imgThe 2019 Heisman Trophy presentation was an exclusive, star-studded affair in New York.All the players in attendance at Saturday’s presentation will play in the 2019 College Football Playoff: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. Each had transcendent seasons at their respective positions, enough so to earn finalist status for the most famous individual award in sports. MORE: 10 biggest Heisman misses of all timeBurrow completed 342 of 439 passes (77.9 percent) for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns to six interceptions, and he added 289 yards and three scores on the ground. Hurts completed 222 of 309 passes (71.8 percent) for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns to eight interceptions, to go with 1,255 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Fields completed 208 of 308 passes (67.5 percent) for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns to just one interception, adding 471 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Young compiled 44 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and a nation-leading 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles despite being suspended two games.That said, only one was good enough to bring home the 2019 Heisman Trophy:Who won the Heisman Trophy in 2019?LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy, becoming only the second LSU player ever to win the prestigious award (after halfback Billy Cannon in 1959).Burrow was the odds-on favorite throughout most of the second half of the season, a status he helped cement with outstanding performances against Alabama and Georgia. He completed 59 of 77 passes for 772 yards and seven touchdowns combined against the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs.He became the first SEC player to throw for at least 40 touchdowns and 4,000 yards in a season; he also eclipsed the single-season passing yards mark and tied the single-season touchdown record at 44 (not including the SEC championship game). During his acceptance speech, Burrow fought back tears as he thanked LSU coach Ed Orgeron, who named the Ohio State graduate transfer the Tigers’ starter in 2018:”I sure hope they give him a lifetime contract. He deserves it.”Joe Burrow’s emotional message to Coach O during his Heisman acceptance speech #LSU— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) December 15, 2019MORE: 13 best players to never win HeismanHeisman voting results 2019FinishPlayerPos.SchoolTotal points1st2nd3rd1.Joe BurrowQBLSU2,6088414132.Jalen HurtsQBOklahoma762122312643.Chase YoungDEOhio State74762711874.Justin FieldsQBOhio State64320205173Heisman Trophy voting consists of 870 media votes, 57 prior Heisman votes and one vote from the fans.College football award winners 2019Heisman Trophy (outstanding player of the year): Joe Burrow, QB, LSUMaxwell Award (player of the year): Joe Burrow, QB, LSUDavey O’Brien Award (best QB): Joe Burrow, LSUDoak Walker Award (best RB): Jonathan Taylor, WisconsinFred Biletnikoff Award (best WR): Ja’Marr Chase, LSUJohn Mackey Award (best TE): Harrison Bryant, FAUChuck Bednarik Award (best defensive player): Chase Young, Ohio StateButkus Award (best linebacker): Isaiah Simmons, ClemsonJim Thorpe Award (best defensive back): Grant Delpit, LSURimington Trophy (best center): Tyler Biadasz, WisconsinOutland Trophy (best interior offensive lineman): Penei Sewell, OregonLou Groza Award (best kicker): Rodrigo Blankenship, GeorgiaRay Guy Award (best punter): Max Duffy, Kentuckylast_img read more

Paralyzed referendum

first_imgRegarding the signings, is on the hunt for a central defender, a winger and a center forward. The end is already closed, once the Portuguese was signed in January Trincao. The center forward who likes is Lautaro Martinez , the Argentine of the Inter, who is still confined to Milan, the European epicenter of the pandemic.According Sports world, the last centrals they like are Alessio Romagnoli, of the Milan, Y Dayot Upamecano, of the Leipzig, in addition to other objectives. With all of them, logically, the contact cannot be personal.To all that, it remains unclear that Quique Setién go to be the technician of the next campaign. It will depend on the results of a season of uncertain outcome both on the field and in the offices, waiting for what happens with the competitions in dispute. The Barcelona in a complicated situation similar to what most companies are going through: paralysis of operations for the future, immobility. In a very sensitive moment regarding the planning of the squad for the next course, the executives of the sports area find themselves unable to arrange meetings with agents, clubs or the difficulty of taking planes to make trips to watch games, that in the best of cases they are played behind closed doors, if they have not been suspended.In the same way, the date to call the referendum among the partners to decide if they give the green light to the new financing project for the remodeling of the stadium is paralyzed waiting for what happens with the competition The league.Barça had made it an obligation for this referendum to be held on a match day in the Camp Nou to facilitate partner participation, but the entire planned plan has fallen apart. First, because it is not known when you will be able to play with the public; and, later, because it is feared that all competitions will be suspended.last_img read more

Stop ‘dissing’ the local players

first_imgAs the momentum begins to gather ahead of the semi-final round of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying, the perennial and ever-revolving debate about the disdain for local-based players and the converse obsession with foreign-born players for the senior Reggae Boyz team continues. Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell was at it again last week travelling to England to try and convince more players to join the squad heading into the semi-final group of death fixtures involving Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti. The thinking remains for the captain and all the recent coaches of the national senior team: the more foreigners, the better the team. The obvious inference is that players in the second or third tier of English football or players in the abstract leagues of Scandinavia, or even in the American Major League Soccer and its supporting leagues are automatically and significantly of superior quality to all players playing locally. This, to my mind, represents a disrespect of local football generally, and commensurate dissing of the local players. Chairman of the Harbour View Football Club Carvel Stewart, who has held firm to his conviction on this issue, stated again last week that Jamaica would not make it back to the World Cup Finals until a local-based core of players is established as part of the senior squad. While agreeing with the general sentiments of Mr Stewart, my wording would be different. My sentiments are, until the delicate balance between the number of foreign-born players and the number of local-based players is struck, Jamaica will struggle to get back to the World Cup Finals. At the moment, instead of a delicate balance being struck, there is a distinct bias at work. It might turn out to be a “curse in disguise” for the long-term development of the national football programme that Jamaica performed so well in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. What that string of performances has provided is a “false vindication” for “more foreigners policy”. What is fast becoming my “pipe dream” is for that elusive right balance to be found – not a sharp swing from one extreme to the other extreme, where it’s either what we have now or the practice of playing a group of local-based players exclusively to look at them and ask them to prove themselves. That strikes me as a ploy to ensure that the local- based players fail, ensuring it’s business as usual and another scamper or two or three up to England to try and convince some more unwilling players to “try Jamaica”. Impractical solution Mr Stewart and others have proposed the formation of a local-based squad to be kept in training. I think that suggestion has actually outlived its practicality since the majority of the best players are based overseas. It is highly unlikely that Jamaica will be able to afford the luxury of playing a full local team on a consistent basis. Therefore, middle ground should be found. There are local-based players who can make at least the Jamaican squad on merit if they are given a fair chance. Kemar ‘Taxi’ Lawrence and Hughan Grey are testament to that. They got a chance, grabbed it. It would be great to see players like Dino Williams or Allen Ottey from Montego Bay United get some significant playing time with a full-strength team around them. Same for players like Ricardo Morris from Portmore United, or Vishunal Harris from Arnett Gardens, or Chevonne Marsh from Cavalier, or any other promising young local-based player as identified by the coaching staff. Keep them in and around the team and manage their development. My theory, however, hinges on the technical leadership of the football, having faith in the talent and potential of these local-based players. Sadly, that faith is non-existent at the moment.last_img read more

Young Jamaican swimmer making waves in Florida

first_imgYoung Jesse Marsh’s national 13-14 age group 100 metres butterfly record, set at the long course time trial at the SPEEDO Winter Juniors in Atlanta, United States, last weekend, is causing a buzz in the local swimming fraternity. The Florida-based St Andrew’s student lowered the previous mark of 59.27 seconds to 58.49 and became the first local 13-14 age group swimmer to go below the 59 seconds marker. Jesse’s father and former Swim Jamaica vice-president, Allan Roy Marsh, described the young swimmer’s achievement as surprising, noting that Jesse did not practise the 100 butterfly since July, and has basically been competing on his own. “To some extent, it was (surprising). He has been working hard and working consistently. What was surprising is that he was able to go to the US junior nationals in Atlanta the week before and break the butterfly record, improving his time by a second-and-a-half. “That was surprising, because it was such a big meet, and he was not at his best. But he has been putting in the work, and we are happy,” he told The Gleaner. GREAT POTENTIAL “We knew he had the potential to do it, and he basically swam the race by himself and on the last day of the meet. This was the first butterfly he had competed in the long course pool since July, so he wasn’t in practice for it, but he was able to carry his condition in from his training,” he continued. Marsh has been getting rave reviews from local swimming experts, who are hailing him as the next big thing from the pool. But his father is not so sure just now. He wants the young swimmer to develop and take things in stride. “There is a positive feedback because we do not have many national age group records, and there are people reacting very positive towards this. He trains consistently. The coaches admire his work ethic. Among his current coaches at St Andrew’s school in Boca Raton, Florida, is a former Jamaican swimmer, Ramon Walton. Walton says Jesse is very coachable and he works, and they told me he was the only swimmer who made every practice this high-school season. “This is something he loves to do, I never had to push him. I just gave him support, and I am very pleased (with this achievement). But it’s what he wants to do, because you can’t really predict the future of young age group swimmers. So many things can happen, so many distractions can take place. “So talent is only the beginning, work rate is what is important. The older the swimmer gets, his work ethic and being coachable are more important. Talent alone cannot take you to the highest level; you need work ethic and belief. But if you continue to work you will move up the ranks as you get older,” he stated.last_img read more