Bulldogs Freshman Team Gets ‘W’ Against Chargers

first_imgThe Freshman Boys Basketball team won an exciting game on Saturday against North Decatur 45-36.The game was tied after the 1st quarter 11-11. Batesville had the lead going into the the half 24-18. North Decatur, however, fought back in the 3rd quarter, taking the lead at one point from Batesville. The 4th quarter proved to be the difference as Batesville outscored North Decatur 14-4, ending the game 45 – 36.The Bulldogs were led by Charlie Dice with 14, Cory Ralston 12, Seth Gausman 8, Bill Lynam 5, and Shane Meer and Jacob Deutsch with 3 a each.The Bulldogs host East Central Thursday at 6pm at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img

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Andrew “Andy” Lee Hand

first_imgAndrew “Andy” Lee Hand, 89, of Milan passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Seasons in Milan.  Andy was born Saturday, July 13, 1929 in Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio the son of Harold and Mary Elizabeth (Inden) Hand.  He married Dorothea “Dottie” Schmidt November 7, 1953 and she preceded him in death August 15, 2018.  Andy was a pharmacist, a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Milan F & AM #31, Murat Shrine, Milan Lions Club, Milan Legion Post #235, Gymkhana Club, founder and member of the 3 Rivers Swim Club and past board member of Margaret Mary Community Hospital.  He enjoyed horseback riding, golf and was the owner, operator and pharmacist of the Milan Drug Store from 1963 till 1988.Andy is survived by sons: Todd (Vivian) Hand of FL and Eric (Becky) Hand of Milan; daughters: Carla Unroe of San Francisco, CA and Elizabeth (Ken) Martini of West Chester, OH; sisters: Rose Willig of North College Hill and Dolores Hand of Northern Kentucky and 7 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by son David Hand, parents, wife, 2 brothers and 1 sister.A memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 North State Road 101, Milan, IN 47031 with Pastor Sue Socha officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Andy to the Milan Library or Boy Scout Troop #631.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031 (812) 654 – 2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Rodgers keen on Manquillo

first_img Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in striking a deal to bring young Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo to Anfield. The 20-year-old has played just six league matches in the last two seasons for the Primera Division champions as understudy to Spain international Juanfran. Press Association Sport understands Rodgers is interested in taking the right-back on loan with a view to a permanent deal, although reports in Spain of an agreement already having been reached are premature. center_img Manquillo, who has also interested Arsenal, would provide competition for England international Glen Johnson, who is in the final year of his contract but has reached an impasse with the Reds over a new deal. The club had wanted the defender to sign a contract on reduced terms considering the basis he turns 30 next month but Johnson does not want to accept that. An £8.5million deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, who on Monday flew to the United States to join Liverpool’s Boston training camp and have a medical, is likely to be concluded later in the week. Belgium forward Divock Origi is also expected to join the Reds in America at some point with an agreement all-but completed with his French club Lille. “The deal isn’t done yet. Liverpool is still the most concrete option,” the player’s father Mike told Mediahuis back in their homeland. “There’s another team that shows interest. We want to take a decision soon. “On Monday, Divock is expected back at for their first training session. “We would like to have everything wrapped before that day.” last_img read more

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SHC Silencers, GBTI GCC Spartans win big on opening night

first_imgTHE sixth Annual Junior Indoor Hockey Championships got off to an exciting start on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the SHC Silencers and the GBTI GCC Spartans being the big winners of the night.In the Farfan & Mendes U-16 girls division, the GBTI GCC Spartans cruised to an easy 10-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort which was the largest margin of victory for the evening.Prolific goal scorer, Abosaide Cadogan led with four goals, Madison Fernandes and Sarah Klautky scored doubles, while Haley Carpenter and Madison Singh scored one each.  The SHC Supreme outplayed their club counterparts, the SHC Sensations, by 2-1 in the other U-16 girls matchup of the evening.  Charlia Webb and Mariah Seegobind were the scorers for the Supremes while Dharanee Meghoo scored one for the Sensations.In the Farfan & Mendes boy’s U-16 division, the SHC Silencers tamed the GCC War Dogs with a 3-1 win.  Baraka Garnett led the score sheet with two goals while teammate, Nkhuma Hutson, scored a single.Jonathan Bissoon was the lone goal scorer for the War Dogs.  The Silencers then established their dominance by returning to the floor later the same evening to exact a 4-0 beating of the Joseph Warriors.  This time the scoring was evenly shared between Nkhuma Hutson, Baraka Garnett, Javid Hussain and Jabari Lovell.  The SHC Shockwave and YMCA Old Fort ended in a 0-0 draw for the third match in this division.The GBTI GCC Spartans began their campaign in the Sunshine Snacks Girls U-21 competition in similar fashion to the Under-16.  Sarah Klautky amassed a hat-trick of goals in the Spartans 7-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort including a brilliant solo effort in the 13th minute.  Abosaide Cadogan added two goals while Madison Fernandes and Kirsten completed the table with one goal each.The most entertaining match of the evening saw the YMCA Old Fort Under-21 boys come from behind to defeat the GCC Pitbulls by 3-2.After Samuel Woodroffe put the Pitbulls up in the 7th minute, Old Fort came storming back with three goals in the next ten minutes via Omar Hopkinson, Nandalall Persaud and Luis Adams.  Rahim Oliver managed to draw GCC back within one in the dying seconds of the match which saw Old Fort through to the 3-2 win. Matches continue for the rest of the week with the finals scheduled for Sunday.last_img read more

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Time called on `unofficial Test matches’ on the beach – Elroy Stephney reminisces

first_imgNOTHING was more pleasurable to me than spending hours of enthralling rivalry on the ragged Henrietta Beach on the Essequibo Coast.The primitively constructed waterfront was laid out with a vast expanse of solid brown sand, strewn with small rocks, whispering flowers and complete with various, busy insects.The waves usually washed ashore gently; but as the minutes ticked away, they rose angrily, accompanied by roaring sounds, signalling us to retreat. Splashes of water would forcibly spill over in some sections and at that moment, you knew it was time to leave the natural forces alone.Coincidentally, the venue was where the unofficial Test matches were hosted, many of which resulted in disputes. Triumphs were celebrated with lemonade drink for the rookies and Vodka/rum for the veterans, whose consumption level would rise simultaneously with the waves. Historically too it was where I learnt to swim and I could boast of mastering the art.In contrast, modern venues now have the luxury of impressive, swimming pools. It is quite sad indeed that these delightful times no longer exist due to environmental transformation relating to climate change.Mangrove trees are now being grown on the beach as a means of combatting the threatening high seas. Mosquitoes, crabs and undesirable insects have replaced the robust hitting and searing pace-bowling on the water’s edge.The unpopular intervention has left us still counting our losses of the number of balls that disappeared with the waves beyond the horizon.Yet, I still remember timing a solid supreme ball in the old Rohan Kanhai-like fashion and as it beats the diving fielder the ball will travel with Usain Bolt- like speed along the thinly compact stretch of sand without an end in sight. The game would momentarily cease for the retriever whose energy level was often tested.On other occasions, a cycle was substituted to minimise time.  There was never a dull moment and scores of seasoned players from the villages would assemble every Sunday for our Mini World Cup. Sometimes the intense and gripping encounters would create the monsters in us, as though unfazed by the gentleman’s mantra; yet minutes after, orderliness would be restored though not by the umpire who, in rare cases, would portray judge-like qualities. More often than not his decisions would cause chaos. Had there been a tribunal though, many of the seemingly noble men would have been implicated for conspiracy. It was a habitual, if not acceptable way, however, of preserving the elites’ supremacy when they were on the losing end on an often hostile turf.Upon reflection and as I stood momentarily with a great sense of cherished memories; Henrietta Beach will remain an indelible feature of my childhood recreational foundation.In fact, the monumental space will also be remembered for the rare sights of whales, sea cows, manatees and numerous unknown fishes.A new chapter has now emerged and I reckon that the kids will now have to seek other open areas to explore. This environmental dispensation is occurring throughout the length of the seabed along the Essequibo Coast. Time therefore has been promptly called on our ‘unofficial’ Test matches there.last_img read more

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Onondaga Nation to host 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for 1st time

first_img Published on April 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman For the first time ever, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships will be held in The Onondaga Nation.The event will take place at three venues in and around Syracuse from Sept. 18-27, including the War Memorial Arena, Onondaga Nation Arena and the Carrier Dome.“It will be our pleasure and our honor to have the game come home,” Onondaga Nation’s Oren Lyons said in a press conference in the Carrier Dome on Thursday evening. “Lacrosse is coming home in 2015.”The WIL Championship is held every four years and the 2015 tournament will include 13 nations: United States, Canada, Iroquois Nationals, Australia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.The opening game will take place at the War Memorial, round-robin games will be played at the Onondaga Nation Arena and the bronze- and gold-medal matches will at the Dome with a capacity of 28,000 fans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn 2011, Canada took the gold medal, while the Iroquois Nationals finished second and the United States third.In addition to hosting the games, the Haudenosaunee will host a Cultural Festival on the Nation at Onondaga Nation Arena. Native dancers, musicians and artists from across North America will display their Nation’s values.“I would like to extend our best wishes and gratitude to the Haudenosaunee for hosting the FIL 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships,” FIL president Stan Cockerton said. “We are confident that hosting the 2015 WILC in Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse will result in an event that will set a benchmark for future events to aspire to.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Ben Polk contributes 2 assists in Syracuse debut

first_img Published on September 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Ben Polk pulled his warm-up shirt over his head and got up from the bench to be substituted into the game. Standing with a green pinny on the sideline, he nervously awaited his Syracuse debut.Polk jogged onto the field and less than two minutes into his Orange career, fed a pass to midfielder Liam Callahan for the first goal of the game.“That settled the nerves coming out,” Polk said. “ …I thought I was going to come out like a chicken with no head for the first five, 10 minutes.”The junior transfer from Herkimer Community College missed SU’s first two games of the season with a leg injury, but in his first game he tallied two assists in 46 minutes as SU (2-1) defeated UC Riverside (1-2), 4-1 at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday.“Ben’s been itching to get out there and it was nice to get him involved,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “He had an instant impact.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA little more than a month ago, Polk sustained an ankle injury while scoring a one-time goal in the Premier Development League championship game. The pass came from Callahan. Minutes into his first game action since then, Polk setup near the edge of the box and returned the favor, assisting on Callahan’s first career goal.Polk stayed in for the remaining 17:29 minutes of the first half.  At halftime, he stood near the bench with sweat running down his neck and two cups of water in hand. Team managers and assistant coaches came over and patted him on the back or rubbed his head, which he accepted with a smile.When the second half began, Polk was back on the field. He settled a chipped through ball from midfielder Oyvind Alseth off his chest in the box, but a Highlanders defender knocked it away as he tried to shoot.Polk was getting chances inside the box in scrums, but couldn’t register a shot. The forward was having more success moving to the outside and feeding teammates making runs on goal.“It was pretty hot, but I tried to work hard,” Polk said of the 85-degree day. “… I’m definitely not as fit as I want to be.”Just over sixteen minutes into the half, forward Kenny Lassiter gave Polk a break. McIntyre grabbed him by the shoulder and smiled.Then with 10 minutes to go, Polk came back into the game for one last shift. He popped a pass over a defender’s foot inside the box but lost the ball trying to make a move to the outside.Walking back to the center of the field he looked into the sky and shook his head.“We know he’s got goals in him and they’re going to start coming,” Alseth said.The next time down, Polk stopped with the ball in right side the penalty area and waited before sliding a pass into the middle for forward Noah Rhynart and earning his second assist.Alseth slapped Polk on the back of the head and Korab Syla ran over to make a joke about Polk getting assists and not scoring any goals.Though Polk didn’t score, he was able to be effective passing the ball in his first game since Aug. 2.“When I’m in the game I need to effect the game,” Polk said. “ I don’t want to let it pass me by and just be another man on the field.“I want to be a game changer.” Commentslast_img read more

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Konami slots arrive on European shores for the first time

first_imgShare Leading gaming solutions and services provider Nektan Plc has signed a landmark deal with Spin Games LLC, becoming the first European supplier of Spin Games-licensed content, including the highly anticipated Konami video slots.Immensely popular titles, such as China Shores, will also be made available on the continent for the first time. Spin Games, a world-renowned HTML5 Remote Gaming Server, has integrated content from premium US land-based suppliers such as Konami, Everi, Incredible Technologies and Grand Vision Gaming. The Spin Games ROC is being integrated into Nektan’s Evolve Lite platform as part of the deal. The portfolio of games will initially go live with Videoslots, before being made available to Nektan’s expanding network of operating partners and white label casinos.  CEO and Founder of Spin Games Kent Young said: “We are thrilled to have signed a deal to bring our exceptional range of games to Europe for the first time. We have been very impressed with the power and flexibility of Nektan’s platform, and we look forward to working closely with them as we continue to build on our potential.”Nektan Commercial Director Claire Osborne added: “We are hugely excited to be the first provider to bring Konami titles to European regulated markets, and this agreement with Spin Games will allow us to expand our excellent range of content with an industry leading partner.  This deal represents a major step forward as we continue to deliver a B2B gaming platform offering unique and bespoke content.” Transformed Nektan eyes ‘break even’ comeback April 1, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020last_img read more

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Better Collective reaches STS affiliate agreement

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Polish bookmaker STS has signed an affiliate contract with Better Collective, allowing the firm to strengthen its presence on numerous “crucial” websites, in addition to continuing a strategic targeting strategy of its “profiled range of recipients.”The news comes following sports betting affiliate Better Collective extending its presence in the regulated Polish market, after the acquisition of Goal.pl Group and related assets.Michał Kopeć, Head of M&A at Better Collective, said: “​​Better Collective is working with leading sports betting operators across most European markets. “Entering into a similar partnership with the biggest Polish bookmaker is a natural step for our company, especially considering our latest acquisition of Goal.pl Group. We’re convinced that our experience from other markets in Europe will be beneficial in [the] agreement.”STS, who enjoys an almost 50% market share in its home market, offers betting opportunities over numerous leagues spanning over 20 sports, in addition to esports, whilst also broadcasting in excess of 2,000 sports events per month via its STS TV platform.Mateusz Juroszek, Chief Executive Officer of STS, added: “We permanently seek and implement innovative solutions that result in dynamic development of STS. We strive for a maximum use of online traffic, as well as an effective development of [our] partnership network by gaining valuable publishers. “As the leader of the Polish bookmaker market we have decided to start a cooperation with an experienced entity, representing the portals that are important from our point of view.”Last week STS announced the launch of an affiliate programme with Income Access, utilising the firm’s technology to maximise online traffic as well as raising conversion rates via the affiliate marketing channel.Titled STSPartner, the new link up will also allow campaigns to be targeted down to a city level, according to a number of different players criteria, including language, device and browser. Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

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Jets LB Darron Lee suspended 4 games

first_imgLee was a first-round pick by the Jets in 2016 and has started every game this season while tallying 74 total tackles (43 solo).The former Ohio State linebacker has started 36 games since coming into the NFL in 2016. Related News He is eligible to return to action Dec. 31 following the Jets’ game against the Patriots.The Jets are last in the AFC East with a 3-9 record. Jets linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse.The Jets announced the suspension Friday. Twitter rips Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey for dramatic flop after head butt from Titans’ Taylor Lewanlast_img

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