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Area Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings

first_imgClass 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyTuesday:Game 1: Jac-Cen-Del vs. Southwestern ShelbyWednesday:Game 1: Waldron vs. MorristownGame 2: Rising Sun vs. HauserFriday:Game 1: Oldenburg Academy vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2: Wednesday’s WinnersClass 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverTuesday:Game 1: Milan vs. North DecaturGame 2: South Ripley vs. Southwestern HanoverFriday:Game 1: Switzerland County vs. M/ND WinnerGame 2: South Decatur vs. SR/SWH WinnerClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgTuesday:Game 1: Rushville vs. BatesvilleWednesday:Game 1: Madison vs. Franklin CountyGame 2: South Dearborn vs. LawrenceburgFriday:Game 1: Greensburg vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2: Wednesday’s WinnersClass 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastTuesday:Game 1: Shelbyville vs. Columbus NorthGame 2: Bloomington South vs. Bloomington NorthFriday:Game 1: Columbus East vs. S/CN WinnerGame 2: East Central vs. North/South Winnerlast_img read more

Luxemburg inducts three into hall of fame in June

first_imgLUXEMBURG, Wis. – A trio of former drivers representing stock car racing from the 1970’s through the 1990’s will be inducted into Luxemburg Speedway’s Hall of Fame on June 3, during “Life In The Past Lane” night at the races at the 1/3-mile clay oval. Luxemburg’s own Roy Ihlenfeld and Jerry Jonet, along with Kewaunee’s John Gregorich will be inducted into the speedway’s class of 2016 Hall of Fame during a ceremony at intermission. A number of former track champions from yesteryear will be on hand, along with several restored, vintage racecars. Local author and former track announcer Joe Verdegan of Green Bay will be hosting a book signing of his book Life In The Past Lane, which covers local racing at Luxemburg and other area tracks from the coupe days in the 1950’s through 1980.“I’m excited to get this night going to say the least,” said freshman track promoter Eric Mahlik. “We’re bringing in the Lucky 7 late model series that night. Combined with the vintage cars and drivers it will make for a great Hall of Fame night.” Gregorich dominated the IMCA Stock Car division at Luxemburg in the early 1990’s, winning track championships in 1990, 1992 and 1993. In 1993, Gregorich scored a hat trick, also winning titles at Seymour Tri Oval and Thunder Hill Raceway en route to becoming the first local driver to win IMCA’s national championship, earning 23 features that year. Gregorich drove a Ford owned by Kurt Gretz sponsored by Gagne & Sons Ford of Algoma. Ihlenfeld was a fixture at the track since the early 1980’s, when he raced sprint karts. When the track re-opened in 1987, Ihlenfeld was a frontrunner in a loaded street stock class, which at times saw as many as 40 cars on any given night. Ihlenfeld won the street stock titles in 1987 and 1988. He switched to the IMCA Modifieds in 1988, when he raced both divisions that season. Ihlen­feld retired after the 1999 season. Jonet hung up his racing helmet and parked his 1973 Ford Mustang for good in 1978. He served as a technical inspector for years for Tri Star Promotions and was employed as the head groundskeeper of the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds for more than two decades. A drivers’ meeting covering details on the 2016 season will be held at Bump N’ Uglys adjacent to the Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday March 5 at 4 p.m. That meeting will follow the first an­nual Luxemburg racing show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Expo building. All drivers and crew members interested in racing at Luxemburg in 2016 are urged to attend.The season will get underway Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Luxemburg Speedway is located at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.last_img read more

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 32,557

first_imgThe Ministry of Health has recorded 193 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours raising the country’s tally to 32,557.This is after 3381 samples were collected and taken for testing the deadly virus.Out of the 193 cases, three are foreign nationals while 137 were male and 56 were female. In terms of age, the youngest was a two-month-old infant while the oldest was 87 years old.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 On a good note, the Health Ministry has recorded 225 recoveries. 188 are from Home Based Care Programme while 37 were discharged from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 18,895.Also Read  Cardinal Njue condemns conduct of leaders in the countryThe country has lost six patients due to COVID-19 bringing the total fatalities to 554.While addressing the media on the country’s COVID-19 status, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman noted that 768 children under the age of 10 years had tested positive and four died due to COVID-19.Also Read  KNCCI training to help special group SMEs cope during COVID-19On the other hand, 430 under the age of five have been confirmed positive with two deaths due to the virus.“Early reports from the experience in China, indicated that the proportion of children infected by the virus was small and that they generally experience mild disease,” said CAS Rashid Aman.“It was thought they could be community reservoirs of transmission in households, but emerging evidence suggests that children are not super-spreaders of the virus,” he added.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningCAS Rashid said that the Health Ministry was advocating for the establishment of newborn units, in all level four and level three facilities, to decongest County referral hospitals and level five facilities.He said that the newborn deaths account for 42% of all Under 5 deaths and 56% of all infants.On health care workers strike the CAS appealed to healthcare workers to continue rendering services stating that their grievances are being addressed by the government.last_img read more

Imama shifts focus to U23 Eagles

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Super Eagles B Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo, still pained by the 1-2 loss to Togo on Sunday, is hopeful that the greater goal of building a quality U23 side for Nigeria would not be lost. Nigeria lost to Togo in Thies, Senegal in their first match of the 2019 WAFU Cup billed to end October 13.It was a second loss for the mixed team of senior and junior players within a week.Amapakabo said in Thies on Sunday night that much as they had desired to win the major trophy in Senegal, he is determined to ensure that the bigger plan of developing a squad of quality players is achieved.He said: “We lost the game against Togo but the team showed the capacity to win. “As you may not know, this is largely our U23 team needing exposure.“When players at that level play a competition like this they are bound to make mistakes.“The first half was not up to the level we desired because there were some errors but we returned in the second half a lot much better creating many scoring chances.“As a coach I like to take responsibilities. “It is my job to make the team create quality scoring chances, which they did. “It’s a pity the goals didn’t come off such opportunities and we lost. “Teams come to competitions to win. “We also like to win every match we play but we are also mindful of the greater objective of this team. “Our greater job is to build a virile young team with a competition like this. “We want a team of high quality that can serve us for the U23 competitions and also develop well enough to transit to the senior national team.”On Sunday the Eagles had greater control of proceedings on the pitch against the Sparrow Hawks but failed to convert several scoring chances.Nigeria will play their next match on Saturday against the loser of the game between Cote d’Ivoire and Cape Verde. The teams were billed to play by 8pm local time on Monday. The Eagles dropped down to losers’ competition after the loss to Togo. Tags: 2019 WAFU Cuplast_img read more

Colback eyes Sunderland exit

first_imgSunderland midfielder Jack Colback has turned down the chance to extend his contract and is set to leave the Stadium of Light. Press Association Sport understands the club will reluctantly listen to offers for the 23-year-old after the academy graduate intimated he saw his future elsewhere. Manager Paolo Di Canio had wanted to extend Colback’s contract but with only 12 months now remaining on it the Black Cats would rather sell him now than allow him to leave for free. Press Associationcenter_img Colback has been with Sunderland since the age of 10 but found opportunities in midfield difficult to come by last season and he played a chunk of the campaign as an emergency left-back. Di Canio had hoped to give Colback more of a run in his preferred position, especially with the likely departure of Lee Cattermole this summer, but the player feels he needs a new challenge. last_img read more

Nlarev Maintains Lead at FCT Classic

first_imgAll is set for the final round of the FCT Classic at IBB International Golf and Country Club with the professionals teeing off first early this morning. The professionals will be followed by 128 amateurs competing in the FCT Amateur Classic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale AjimotokanIssa Nlareb maintained the lead after two rounds at FCT Classic on the West Africa Golf Tour at IBB Golf Club, Abuja, but things were not plain sailing for him.The Cameroonian made three birdies in his round but these were countered with seven dropped shots for a round of 4 over par 76. With tougher pin positions for the second round, all players found scoring a challenge.last_img read more

NTTF Set for National Open, C’wealth Games Trials

first_imgFor the national open, more than N2m will at stake for prize money at the five-day tournament with Sola Oyetayo and Cecilia Otu-Akpan hoping to retain the titles they won last year.Meanwhile, with less than five months to the kick-off of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, NTTF has called up 47 players for the first phase of trials holding.The invited players include 30 able and 17 para athletes that are expected to jostle for places in the teams to the multi-sports championships holding on April 4 to 15 in 2018.Among the invited players include national champion, Sola Oyetayo, Jamiu Azeez, Joshua Oladiran, Hassan Nurudeen, Ahemd Adeyinka, Tobi Falana, Azeez Solanke, Rilwan Akanbi as well as national junior sensation, Abayomi Animasahun.The female players will be led by Cecilia Otu-Akpan as well as Tosin Oribamise among others.The para athletes will be led by Paralympians Taju Agunbiade and Femi Alabi.The first phase of camping for the Commonwealth Games takes off on December 17 at the NTTF Training Centre of National Stadium in Lagos. The trial is in line with the plan of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the Commonwealth Games.Over 40 nations will compete in the table tennis event at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast with nine titles at stake.The table tennis event serves off on April 5 to 14.Nigeria claimed bronze medal in the men’s team event of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland and the male team have always contributed to Nigeria’s medal haul at the games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All is now set for the 2017 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Open cum Commonwealth Games trials scheduled to hold between December 11 and 16 at the National Stadium in Lagos.According to the Assistant Secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 events including para athletes who will compete in eight events for men and women.last_img read more

Akwa Ibom Stadium Wins Nigeria’s Best

first_imgSports Minister, Solomon Dalung was represented at award by Director Planning and Strategy, Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi. The Hon. Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, received the award on behalf of Akwa Ibom State government.The award was one of the three plaques scooped by the state. The others were Diamond Award for the most comprehensive sports development programme in support of Nigerian youths and the state with the most patriotic and inspirational sports supporters.The technical consultants which organized the award in collaboration Ministry of Sports, Spring Vision International Koncept, linked the successful Super Eagles World Cup for Russia 2018 to the right atmosphere in Uyo.Its chairman, Philips Asiegbu said that the atmosphere generated inside the “Nest of the Champions” by supporters inspired the Super Eagles to record emphatic victories over Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia to book their World Cup ticket.Udoh said the triple awards were clear manifestation of the blueprint by Governor Udom Emmanuel, who places sports in the front burner.“Now everything we have done has yielded results, including our successful hosting of the Super Eagles World Cup campaign as well having two formidable teams in Akwa United and Ibom Angels in the Nigerian premier league and women super league,” Udoh said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe foresight of Akwa Ibom State government towards investing in the iconic Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo has paid off after it received the National Sports Summit Award as the state with the Best Sport Infrastructure in Nigeria.The award was presented in Abuja at a special ceremony endorsed by the Ministry of Youths and Sport.last_img read more

Badgers face 1st true test against Michigan State

first_imgAgainst Michigan State, Wisconsin will rely heavily on defensive end J.J. Watt to rush the Spartans’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, and stop their powerful running attack.[/media-credit]From a health standpoint, Big Ten play couldn’t have started at a better time for the Wisconsin football team.The Badgers have been relatively blessed on the injury front this season, the only major loss being outside linebacker Chris Borland.So when No. 11 Wisconsin takes the field in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, the No. 24 Michigan State Spartans can expect to see the Badgers as strong as they might be all season. The question there is, will it be enough?The Badgers haven’t gotten much national love for grinding out a victory against an Arizona State squad that played itself out of its game against Oregon last weekend, or for demolishing FCS Austin Peay 70-3. Two voters in the AP poll didn’t even rank Wisconsin in their ballots this week.Michigan State entered the polls after its can-you-believe-it win over Notre Dame two weeks ago, beating the Fighting Irish on a beautifully executed fake field goal in overtime. Head coach Mark Dantonio is set to return to the sideline after suffering a small heart attack following the Spartans’ win two weeks ago.Both teams are unbeaten at 4-0 heading into tomorrow’s game, and there are a number of similarities between the squads. In Scott Tolzien and Kirk Cousins, both UW and MSU feature experienced signal callers ranked in the top 16 nationally in quarterback rating.While the Spartans feature a one-two punch of running backs in Edwin Baker and Le’Veon Bell, it’s Cousins who makes the offense go. The Badger pass rush is eager to get some hits in on MSU’s junior quarterback.“We’re real excited for that, because if you start hitting a quarterback, he’s going to start getting rattled,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “When he gets rattled, he starts making poor decisions, that’s what we’re trying to do, force him into poor decisions, so we can get turnovers and takeaways. At the end of the day, that’s what wins football games.”After some early fumbling problems, the Badgers didn’t turn the ball over once in their last two games. Turnovers were a big reason Wisconsin failed tests last season against Ohio State and Iowa. Tolzien has played clean games over the past two weeks, and against MSU, he gets the added benefit of two veteran receivers returning.Junior Nick Toon has been out since the first week of the season with a turf toe injury, but is set to start against the Spartans. Toon was UW’s leading wide receiver last season and gives the Badgers a physical presence going over the middle of the field.“One thing [Toon] did, he’s coming back, he’s got fresh legs,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “He hasn’t gone through the two week grind of practice all those other guys did. So you notice a little difference with him.”Senior David Gilreath is also going to play, though he might not start. Gilreath missed the last two weeks with a concussion suffered against San Jose State. While the Minnesota-native has handled kick and punt returns his whole Wisconsin career, the coaching staff isn’t going to rush him back into the return game. Freshman running back James White will continue to return kicks, while safety Aaron Henry will take over on punt returns.While the Arizona State game proved the Badgers had a way to go on special teams, one of Wisconsin’s biggest strengths this season has come on the penalty front. The Badgers are tied for second in the nation in fewest penalties per game.“We know penalties are a big thing in this game,” running back John Clay said. “We take pride in trying to be the less-penalized team out on the field.”Michigan State, despite being undefeated, has had 11 penalties in three of its four games, and is 114th in the FBS in total penalties.Both teams are aware of the importance of playing a clean game. In 2008, one of Wisconsin’s worst losses in the Bret Bielema era came at Spartan Stadium. Bielema himself earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped spark an MSU comeback late in the game. Wisconsin had a chance to close the game out, but a 21-yard run by Clay was negated by a holding penalty. The Badgers lost the game 25-24.“Penalties are huge. Wisconsin people have to look no further than Monday night, the Packer game,” Watt said. “Penalties can play an absolutely huge part in a football game.”A Wisconsin win could arguably be Bielema’s biggest victory since becoming head coach. A victory in East Lansing would be the first time the Badgers have beaten a ranked opponent on the road since Barry Alvarez was head coach.“We’re both ranked teams; we’re both undefeated teams,” Clay said. “Going there in their house, they’re going to be motivated to keep that ranking, and we’re going to be motivated to stay undefeated too.”last_img read more

No. 3 Women of Troy set to clash with No. 2 Bruins

first_imgFor the USC women’s water polo team, the last four weeks of the regular season couldn’t have gone any better.After a win last Saturday against No. 8-ranked San Jose State, the Women of Troy now ride a seven-game winning streak into this Saturday’s marquee matchup against crosstown rival UCLA.The No. 3-ranked Women of Troy (21-2, 4-1 MPSF) will suit up for what will be a clash between two of the nation’s best teams when they travel to Westwood to take on No. 2 UCLA (20-2, 4-1 MPSF) in their regular season finale.The host Bruins are coming off a narrow 8-7 defeat at the hands of then-No. 2 Stanford in Palo Alto last weekend. The loss dropped UCLA out of the top spot in the national rankings and propelled Stanford to        No. 1, while USC has remained steady at the No. 3 spot since the beginning of the season.Through 23 games this season, however, USC leads the MPSF in both offense and defense, scoring 17.57 goals per game and allowing just 4.43 goals per game. The Women of Troy have also outscored opponents by a whopping 404-102 margin.For head coach Jovan Vavic, though, those stats won’t mean much at the end of the season if the Women of Troy don’t bring their A-game on Saturday.“Against UCLA specifically, our defense has been good, but we’ve had problems scoring. In the last two games we’ve played them, our players only scored three goals, so we have to be more aggressive,” Vavic said. “That’s probably the one thing that has to be true for us to be successful against UCLA — we have to be more aggressive and more willing to take chances.”The Women of Troy are looking to avenge a 5-3 loss to the Bruins in the UC Irvine Invitational back in late February.Revenge and bragging rights, however, aren’t the only things on the line when these two teams meet, as this matchup will carry even greater implications than usual.The match will be important for MPSF conference standings and possible tournament seedings, as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming MPSF tournament is on the line.It will also be a tough test in the pool for USC in Westwood, as the Bruins are a perfect 5-0 at home. The Women of Troy, however, are looking to spoil the Bruins’ afternoon festivities when they visit Spieker Aquatics Center.Senior two-meter Eike Daube thinks the high-pressure atmosphere will be a good test for the team.“We have a really young team this year, and that loss earlier this season was the first time a majority of our girls played in the big rivalry game, so now we’re more prepared and excited to get another opportunity to play UCLA,” Daube said. “It’s also going to be UCLA’s Senior Day as well, so there will be a lot more people than we’re used to, but that just adds to the atmosphere of playing at such a high level, and it’s really exciting.”Despite that loss to UCLA, the Women of Troy have been on a hot streak as of late, winning nine of their last 10 games and seven-in-a-row.USC’s quest for a good tournament seed continued last weekend when the Women of Troy hosted San Jose State at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.It was a special day for USC’s seniors last Saturday, as Daube, Monica Vavic, Michelle Mercado, Sara Salamon and Jennifer Stiefel were all honored in a pregame ceremony before tipping off against the Spartans.San Jose State came out of the gates hot and held close with a 4-2 score at the end of the first frame, but the Women of Troy turned up their defensive pressure and allowed just one goal in the second period.The Women of Troy held a 10-3 lead at the half and ultimately outscored the Spartans 7-3 the rest of the way, ending with a 21-6 win on Senior Day.Eleven different players scored against the Spartans, while seven goals were scored by seniors. Daube and Vavic led the way with three goals each, sophomore driver Stephania Haralabidis added a hat trick of her own and freshman goalie Victória Chamorro had nine saves in the cage.That win, however, will pale in comparison to a USC victory on Saturday against the crosstown rivals.“I think in order to win, we just need to focus on executing what we’ve been working on, and it’ll come down to people who you normally wouldn’t expect stepping up,” Daube said. “Because we have a very small senior class, UCLA is aware of who our top players are, but I think we can really make a difference with some of our younger girls, and I think they have something to prove.”One of those younger players who is looking to make an impact will be Chamorro.The Brazilian native won the starting spot after former Olympian and First Team All-American Flora Bolonyai graduated last year, and she has been steady in the cage all season long for the Women of Troy, averaging 6.78 saves per game and allowing only 4.34 goals per game.Chamorro thinks her improvement over the course of the season both mentally and physically has helped her confidence heading into just her second time playing in the storied rivalry match.“I believe I’ve improved a lot in the pool and out of it too, as a water polo player and as a person. The team and coaches have helped me a lot, and in the cage, I think I’ve been doing well for a freshman, so I’m excited,” Chamorro said. “I’m feeling really confident about this game, and I think our team has gotten much better since the beginning of the season, so we’re prepared to beat the Bruins. I think we can win this one.”In the end, behind all the excitement and anticipation surrounding this Saturday’s rivalry match, Vavic believes that if the team can just stick together and follow its normal game plan, the Women of Troy will be fine.“If our players are committed to the preparation, then what we do will all work out and we will be able to pull out a win,” Vavic said.USC will head across town for the key matchup against the Bruins on April 18. The regular season finale for both teams will begin at 1 p.m. at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center.last_img read more