The JCD Eagles traveled to SW Hanover to play middle schoolsoccer on Tuesday, September 15th.The first game ended in a 0-0 tie and The Eagles won the 2nd game2- 0.Scoring for the Eagles: Ryan Wilson 1 shot; Jordan Meyer 2 shots; Morgan Sutton 3 shots; Caleb Simon 2 shots; Blake Fiess 2 stops;Dylan Swinney 1 stop; and Conner Toops (shut out) 5 saves.Extra half: Gage Cain 2 shots; Kobe Darnold 1 goal, 5 shots, 1 assist;Kameron Darnold 1 goal, 2 shots; Damon Hughes 2 shots; Autumn Hammond 2 stops; Regan Carroll 1 stop; and Spenser Johnson (shut out) 2 saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.
Batesville, In. — The Batesville High School AV Club, led by sophomore Jacob Nobbe earned impressive honors at a recent competition.In the “Short Narrative” category the students won 1st place with “Aspiring Astrology” produced by Madison Chambers. The club picked up another 1st place award for the “OK Car Stick up” in the Experimental” category produced by Skylar Simpson. The group also collected a 2nd place finish in the “Experimental” category for “Matte” produced by Nathan Hampton.Nobbe, says, “The more than 50 participants in the BHS AV Club work very hard to develop, produce and present their works and they are glad to receive the recognition.”For more information about the AV Club and their work go online here.
New to Cup contention is IRP Race Cars of Longview, Texas. Standings are again based on makes of chassis driven by top 10 drivers in each region. 2020 champions will be determined based on points earned in each of the five Modified regions while the builder with the highest overall point total will be named IMCA’s national Manufacturer of the Year. “Different builders won Cup titles in each region again last season and equally impressive was the fact that drivers winning regional crowns did so in different makes of chassis,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Point races should be very interesting again this year, to say the least.” VINTON, Iowa – Entries trend up again this season, as 16 chassis builders contend for national and regional honors in IMCA’s Manufacturer’s Cup contest. Along with defending national Manufacturer of the Year Rage Chassis of West Union, builders returning to the contest are Assault Race Cars and Victory Race Cars, both of Story City; B & B Racing Chassis of Belle Plaine, Minn.; BMS Race Cars of Albert, Kan.;DeVilbiss Racing Chassis of Farmington, N.M.; Dirt Works Race Cars of Oronogo, Mo.; GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, Ark.; Harris Auto Racing of Boone; Impressive Race Cars of Hillsboro, Mo.; Jet Racing of Beatrice, Neb.; Razor Chassis of Platte Center, Neb.; Shaw Race Cars of Batesville, Ark.; Side Biter Chassis of Clear Lake; and Skyrocket Chassis of Joice. The national Manufacturer of the Year receives a trophy while the top builder in each region receives a $100 cash prize and a plaque. And all chassis builders entered in the Manufacturers’ Cup contest have the opportunity to display a car at Boone Speedway during the Sept. 7-12 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
Sir Geoff Hurst has praised West Ham’s dealings at the end of the summer transfer window. But the 73-year-old believes strengthening the team will be important as they bid to retain their Premier League status before next summer’s move to the Olympic Stadium. “It’s been a good one, it shows the positiveness of wanting to make sure we’re in the Premier League next year, vitally before we go into the Olympic Stadium,” said Hurst, who was speaking at the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Bo66y The Movie, a documentary about England great Bobby Moore. “I’m quite pleasantly surprised. Re-signing Song again on loan is a good move. Already [Dimitri] Payet looks good, [Cheikhou] Kouyate from last year looks terrific. Quite a high percentage of the people they’ve bought are performing quite well. Looking at the players they’ve signed, it looks very positive. “I’ve no idea about the Notts Forest guy at all, hadn’t heard his name until Monday, so I’ve no idea who he is. Matt Jarvis went to Norwich so they seem quite keen this guy’s going to be good. “Jelavic is a good player, I’ve seen him play quite a bit, he’s a good goalscorer, I’m okay with that subject to him being fit and well. He’s a natural goalscorer and I like that. Victor Moses has got great potential. He’s performed fairly well at the clubs he’s been at, he’s quite fit and dangerous. “It’s an unusual start to our season, beating two clubs [Arsenal and Liverpool] away and losing two at home but with the players we’ve bought, a refreshing new manager [Slaven Bilic], we should have a good season.” Much of the early-season excitement at West Ham’s prospects surrounded the emergence of Reece Oxford, a promising 16-year-old defensive midfielder. However, Hurst has warned against building him up too much at such a young age. Press Association “He looks very good,” Hurst said. “He’s a very young player, performed well in the Arsenal game. It’s very difficult to make predictions about young players, there’s a long, long way to go but the first sign, when he played against Arsenal, he looked a great talent. “But there’s a long, long way to go. We talk about players too quickly, too early, give them too many headlines too quickly. I would stay away from that. “He looks a huge prospect, but there’s a long way to go for him before we start talking about him in terms of what a good player he is.” ::The campaign for Bo66y Moore the Movie launches on 3 September at kickstarter.com In a busy final 24 hours, the London club re-signed Alex Song, in a season-long loan deal from Barcelona, recruited Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea, signed Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio on a permanent basis and loaned Matt Jarvis to Norwich. Hurst, one of the most celebrated figures in West Ham’s history, revealed that he had never heard of £7million winger Antonio, who joined the club from Nottingham Forest.
Press Association The Belfast Giants inflicted a pair of defeats on the Edinburgh Capitals, the second a 5-2 Elite League win that took them top of the table. Friday’s Challenge Cup match between Belfast and Edinburgh had been erroneously ended at 3-3 by the officials, and hence Saturday saw the Giants clinch a 4-3 victory in the overtime period played. In the league meeting, James Desmarais and Michael Forney scored a brace each and elsewhere, the second-placed Cardiff Devils sneaked a 5-4 victory in overtime against the Braehead Clan, Guillaume Doucet doing the game-winning honours.
Kingston: Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who is having a sensational run in the West Indies, believes that he has got a great start to his Test career but still has a lot to learn in the coming days.On Saturday, Jasprit Bumrah, picked up a hat-trick enroute his career-best Test haul of 6/27 as the West Indies were bundled out for just 117 in the first innings of the second Test in reply to India’s 416.He is yet to open his account in the second innings with India in the driver’s seat, having reduced the hosts to 45/2 after setting an improbable target of 468 at the Sabina Park.“If we win the match, I am fine even if I don’t get a wicket. My aim is to contribute towards the team’s success, be it taking wickets, creating pressure, in whichever way I can contribute… that is the way I go forward,” Bumrah told reporters on Sunday after the day’s play.Bumrah has taken 61 wickets in just the 12 Tests so far. His career average in the longest format has dipped below 20 — 19.31 to be exact, which speaks volume about his wicket-taking ability and also how much importance he holds for Team India in their aim to become world champions in Test cricket.“I have just played 11-12 matches. I am learning a lot and have a lot to learn in the coming days as well. I have to play matches in India,” Bumrah said.“I have got a good start to my Test career, but I will try to gather as much experience as I can and will work on things which can help me to get better,” he added.The 25-year-old, who has taken 12 wickets in the ongoing Test series against the Windies, credited the experience he gained in England bowling with the duke ball for his recent success in the Caribbean islands.“I played a lot of cricket in England. We played a lot of Test matches, so over there we bowled with the duke ball. There is a lot of movement with the duke ball so you get a lot of confidence bowling outswing, inswing or whatever that you are trying. So that experience helped me here,” Bumrah said.He also praised skipper Virat Kohli for the trust he has put upon him.“When the captain gives you a lot of confidence, it gives you a lot of self-belief. When you bowl, you can express yourself, you can try whatever you want to do,” Bumrah said.“Not only me, but each and every bowler is being backed by him (Kohli) so much. As a bowling unit, we are very happy as we have the freedom to do what we want,” he added. IANSAlso Read: Ambati Rayudu comes out of Retirement, available for Short FormatsAlso Watch:Police recovered .22 pistol along with live ammunition in Lanka, Accused Absconding
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Southampton: Jos Buttler’s stunning 50-ball century took England to 373 for three against Pakistan in the second one-day international at Southampton on Saturday. Buttler’s 110 not out featured nine sixes, including a straight drive off Hasan Ali that took him to three figures.Such was his command that Buttler’s second fifty took him a mere 18 balls, with new father Buttler making a ‘rocking the baby’ gesture to celebrate bringing up a century that also included four fours.An extraordinary ‘inside out’ six off Hasan over long-off was arguably the pick of his shots, although a pull off Shaheen Shah Afridi that cleared the rope and took him into the 90s was almost as impressive.Together with England captain Eoin Morgan (71 not out) he shared an unbroken partnership of 162.It was an encouraging display by the World Cup hosts just a few weeks from the start of the tournament and further proof of their progress as an ODI side.Saturday’s total was the 35th time since their miserable first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup that England, now top of the ODI rankings, had posted a total in excess of 300 — a feat they had achieved only 34 times in total prior to that tournament.A Pakistan attack missing the ill Mohammad Amir took a pounding, with Hasan conceding 81 runs from his maximum 10 overs and Afridi 80.Earlier, Jason Roy (87) and Jonny Bairstow (51) laid a platform for the innings with an opening stand of 115 after Morgan won the toss.Roy, fit following back trouble that kept him out of Wednesday’s washed out opener of a five-match series at his Oval home ground, hit medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf for two huge sixes—a drive over long-on followed by an extravagant uppercut over extra-cover.But the return of left-arm quick Afridi for a second spell saw Pakistan make the breakthrough.Bairstow pulled him for a boundary to complete a 44-ball fifty. But the next ball saw Bairstow fail to pull down and a leaping Fakhar Zaman at deep backward square leg held a good catch at the second attempt.Following a brief rain break, Roy fell in sight of what would have been his eighth ODI hundred when he miscued a pull off Hasan to mid-on.Test captain Joe Root made 40 before he holed out, his exit paving the way for Buttler’s blistering innings.
… Males bow out in semisA RIVETING fightback from two-nil down by Natalie Cummings could not stop the Dominican Republic (DR) from winning the Pan Am Qualifiers table tennis on Monday night against home team Guyana (females), in a virtual final of the five-team competition at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Chelsea Edghill (right) and Trenace Lowe embrace after winning the opening set on Monday night.Cummings showed heart and determination in a clash against Esmerlyn Castro to spur life back into the local crowd, but the Dominican proved too strong and ended that clash 3-2, which helped the visitors to a come-from-behind 3-1 overall victory.With the win, DR joined Puerto Rico (males) as the other team to advance to the Pan Am Games, scheduled to start in late July in Lima, Peru.Guyana’s males were defeated in the semi-final of the men’s competition on Monday morning at the same venue. In that clash, the home team went down 3-0 to the DR. Christopher Franklin and Shemar Britton battled hard, but they could not overcome Samuel Galvez and Emil Santos in the doubles (8-11, 5-11, 8-11).Joel Alleyne also fell 3-0 when he challenged Jiaji Wu 11-5, 11-6, 11-2. Britton, the defending U-21 Caribbean champion, proved the most competitive in his 3-1 (14-12, 6-11, 11-7, 11-4) loss to Santos.VICTORY AGAINST JAMAICA On Monday morning, the Trenace Lowe-led team eased past Jamaica to book their third straight win in the two-day competition.Chelsea Edghill and Cummings easily defeated Sandra Riettie and Solesha Young in the doubles 3-0, (11-7, 11-4, 11-6), while Lowe beat Dadrian Lewis 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 12-10). Cummings then battled back from an opening loss to win 3-1 (5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8) against Young.TOUGH BATTLEFrom the serve-off on Monday evening, Guyana knew they were in for a battle against DR. The levelheaded Lowe and spirited Edghill were able to counter the spin of Esmerlyn and the clinical finishes from the stoic Yasiris Ortiz for two games, which sent the vocal Guyanese supporters into frenzy.Shemar Britton had a competitive clash against DR’s Emil Santos in the male semi-finals.However, unforced errors and a determined fightback from the visitors drew the clash even at 2-2 (11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 7-11) before the overseas-based Guyanese girls rallied back to close the game at 11-8.Eva Brito, the number one seeded played last year, then made light work of Cummings in the next clash, although the latter battled through several long rallies. The 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 victory drew DR even, before Ortiz got past rival Lowe 3-1 (11-5, 10-12, 11-3, 12-10).In the last game, Cummings locked horns with Castro, but the latter targetted her backhand and eased to a 2-0 lead (11-6 and 11-8), before the Guyanese woke up the crowd with a surprising two straight wins (11-9, 11-2). In the end, Castro emerged victorious with an 11-6 win.On Sunday, Guyana females had defeated St Kitts & Nevis and Barbados 3-0 each, while the men had lost to Puerto Rico, but had beaten St Vincent and the Grenadines.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Olympic great Michael Phelps has voiced his concerns over the negative impact on athletes’ mental health of the Tokyo Games postponement prompted by the new coronavirus pandemic.Last month the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to delay the Tokyo Games for a year as the global health crisis prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak hit the professional sports calendar and brought daily life to a grinding halt for millions.“You go through something for four years and we kind of know exactly when it’s going to come and our bodies are ready for it, then we have to wait,” the retired swimmer, who won 28 Olympic medals, told NBC in an interview on Monday.The 34-year-old American urged athletes to use the downtime as an opportunity to further hone their skills.Phelps added that he had enormous empathy for athletes grappling with the delay, with the Olympics now scheduled to be held from July 23-Aug. 8 2021, and said it was imperative they were “taking care of their mental health.”He raised his concerns just days after compatriot and four-times Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles said she had cried at news of the postponement.“It’s our life,” said Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time. “I’ve tried to replay what I would be going through emotionally at this very time if I was still competing – it’s hard to really comprehend it.”