The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams earned shutout wins against The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles.The Varsity score was 1-0 and The JV score was 4-0.Batesville vs JCD Varsity Soccer (9-4)The Bulldogs junior varsity boys soccer team played their fourth game of the season on Thursday evening at Jac-Cen-Del. Batesville was heading into the game looking to bounce back from their poor performance in their previous game. In the early minutes, Jac-Cen-Del applied intense pressure on the Batesville defense. The Eagles were able to split the Bulldog center backs multiple times, but Batesville goalkeeper Ian Yorn stepped up to stop the Eagles scoring chances. It took roughly 15 minutes before the Bulldogs were able to slow the Jac-Cen-Del momentum and begin controlling possession. With 16 minutes remaining in the first half, Ethan Grossman was able to put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard first. The Bulldogs continued to maintain possession in midfield and created another goal scoring opportunity minutes later. Garrett Wagner sent in a cross from the left side that was finished on a one time shot by Justin Puente. Thefirst half ended with the Bulldogs in front, 2-0.In the second half the Bulldogs built on the possession they established in the first half. Batesville’s midfield controlled the ball and created mutliple scoring opportunites by playing good passing combinations. Justin Puente scored his second goal of the game ten minutes.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Chris Fox and Josh Meyer.
The nativity scene on the courthouse lawn has drawn scrutiny. (Image: Freedom from Religion Foundation)BROOKVILLE, Ind. – A rally in favor of a nativity scene on the Franklin County Courthouse Square is scheduled for noon on Saturday.The display has sparked controversy in recent years as the Freedom from Religion Foundation sent letters to county officials demanding the nativity scene be removed from the courthouse lawn.County Commissioners have disregarded the requests as many residents have supported its location.According to the Brookville Democrat, there will be Christmas Carols, speeches and free food.
The Batesville Bulldogs 5th Grade basketball team traveled to Greenfield on Saturday, December 28th to participate in the Holiday Shootout and came away with a 4th place finish out of 8 teams. In game one the squad defeated Avon 26-14. In the semi-final contest the Bulldogs fell to the eventual champion Greenfield 46-20 and dropped the 3rd place contest to New Palestine 50-36. In what was a great experience for the young ballers, the team was led in scoring on the day by Cayden Drake who tallied 26 points in the 3 contests, William Kuisel 16, Brayden Maple 12, Owen Enneking 10, Jaiden Kuria 78, Caleb Mohr 6, while Ethan Schneider and Trenton Jordan each added 2.The team (18-3) will next be in action this Sunday, January 6th when they travel to Rushville High School for a rematch against Greenfield at 1:00 and face off with New Castle at 3:00. Go Bulldogs!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Press Association “He looks completely regenerated and is desperate to be available. “It will be a late call whether he is available or not but I would be surprised if he doesn’t make the squad for Saturday. “Sylvain Distin again is pushing himself to be available. “We need to carry on with the programme that he has and make sure that the treatment is bringing a good effect. “I would say he is 50-50 for the weekend but now we have hope that we will see Sylvain before the season ends, which is a fantastic bonus.” Everton announced on Monday that full-back Leighton Baines – another England international, like Jagielka – is set to be fit for the City contest despite picking up knocks to his knee and calf during the Southampton game. Martinez added: “Leighton did incredibly well on Saturday to be on the pitch after having a knock because he had some discomfort in his knee. “We had the tests and the scans, and everything is very positive. “He’s going to be treated over the next few days to see how he responds but we don’t expect any major problem, so hopefully he can be involved in Saturday’s game.” Jagielka has not played since late February because of a hamstring problem, while fellow defender Distin missed Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Southampton due to a similar complaint. And Martinez told evertontv on Tuesday: “Phil has done really well in his programme and has developed strength in his muscles. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has reported that Phil Jagielka remains on course to be involved in Saturday’s home clash with Manchester City and rates Sylvain Distin’s chances of featuring in the game as “50-50”.
Robbie McNamara was transferred to the Mater Hospital in Dublin after suffering a series of injuries in a fall at Wexford. He was taken to Wexford General Hosptial, where he underwent a CT scan, before being transferred. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: “Robbie has chest, abdominal and spinal injuries and has been transferred to Mater (Hospital). “I have spoken to his family and we have agreed there will be no further comment until Sunday, by which time he will have undergone further scans.” Lord Windermere, who was pulled up in this year’s Gold Cup, is a general 50-1 chance for Aintree glory. Culloty has a second runner in the shape of Spring Heeled, who is due to be ridden by Nick Scholfield and is available at 25-1. Also owned by Dr Ronan Lambe, he was last seen finishing fourth in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February. The jockey was due to partner last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree , but trainer Jim Culloty will have to find a new rider for his stable star. McNamara, who rode a double at last year’s Cheltenham Festival as an amateur before turning professional earlier this season, was partnering 14-1 shot Bursledon when he came to grief four flights from the finish in the first division of the Cahore Point Handicap Hurdle. Press Association
Berlin: Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has indicated that he will consider taking a one-year sabbatical after his time at Anfield comes to an end. Juergen Klopp is already recognized as one of Liverpool’s most successful managers in the Premier League era, having led the Anfield giants to success in the Champions League last season and missing the league title by a point in what was a record race for the top spot with Manchester City.“I have absolute energy. But I have one problem. I can’t do ‘a little bit’. I can only do ‘all or nothing’,” Klopp told Germany’s Kicker magazine. “When I decide that I cannot do it any longer then I will take a break for a year.”“After that year (break) a decision must then be taken,” Klopp said. “But chances are very high that my energy level will then be there once more and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”Klopp is known for his energy on the sidelines during a match which has landed him in trouble with the officials at times. He joined Liverpool after a succesfull time at Borussia Dortmund where he won two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup. He also led the team to the Champions League final in 2013 where they lost to rivals Bayern Munich.Liverpool have not won the domestic league title since 1990. They are one of the favourites to challenge Manchester City for the title this season and if they manage to win it, Klopp could be considered the most succesfull Liverpool manager in decades. IANSAlso Read: Liverpool, Arsenal Record Consecutive wins Also Watch: Rain lashes major places of Guwahati city
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DALLAS >> Blake Griffin’s early numbers are very strong. The sixth-year power forward for the Clippers is averaging 28.6 points and 10.0 rebounds and he’s shooting a terrific 58.1 percent from the field.Coach Doc Rivers has noticed that Griffin is doing more than what the statistics show through seven games ahead of Wednesday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.“He’s been great,” Rivers said. “I know his play has been great and I know that’s what everybody sees. His attitude and his approach and his leadership have been off the charts. And for me, That’s what’s going to pay dividends.“Right now, his play has been great and that’s awesome. But I think his holding everybody accountable, his leadership, the off-season, has just been amazing. And Blake has not been a guy that wanted to talk a lot, and he’s been just wonderful.” “He is our horse and we are going to keep feeding him,” Paul said. “We have to help him out a little bit, though. Blake is our MVP.”Paul, who has missed one game with a strained groin, is averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 assists. He is averaging 18.7 points and 9.9 assists for his career, which is now in its 11th season.Other statisticsLike Paul, DeAndre Jordan’s stats are down in a couple of areas. Jordan averaged 11.5 points and 15.0 rebounds a season ago. He entered the Dallas game averaging 10.1 points and 13.3 rebounds. His blocked shots are up, as he’s averaging 3.9 after averaging 2.2 in 2014-15.Also, the Clippers continue to struggle from the 3-point line. They shot just 22.4 percent from there over the first seven games, which puts them 28th in the league. J.J. Redick is shooting 42.4 percent (14 of 33) and Stephenson is at 46.2 percent (6 of 13). But Jamal Crawford (4 of 20, 20 percent), Austin Rivers (3 of 16, 18.8 percent) and Paul Pierce (5 of 25, 20 percent) have had a real hard time of it.UpcomingThe Clippers will next play today at Phoenix, then play home games against Detroit on Saturday and Golden State a week from today, Nov. 19. Doc Rivers told reporters this week he does not like having four days off. Griffin has been more of a director this season than ever before. In a season where the Clippers brought in so many new faces, it is perhaps the right time for him to add this element to his repertoire.Newcomer Lance Stephenson likes the experience.“He is doing great,” Stephenson, the starting small forward, said of Griffin. “He is always vocal and making sure we are on the same page with the units.“He is playing hard, playing aggressive, running the floor and doing his job while helping everybody else at the same time.”Point guard Chris Paul, whose numbers are a bit down at the outset, would like to see Griffin getting more help from his friends.
Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory LOS ANGELES — Mathematical probabilities and the websites that monitor them don’t do much for the Clippers.Sure, with Monday’s 113-105 victory over the Lakers, the Clippers (37-29) have a 98.4 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.It’s a 97.2 percent chance according to basketball-reference.com, and a 95 percent shot, per FiveThirtyEight.com.But Coach Doc Rivers said his message to his players after Monday’s emotional win was the tried-and-true gotta take it one game at a time: “Good win, but we got a lot of games left.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 SHAMET IS A SHOOTERAs an encore to Sunday’s Clippers rookie record-setting seven-3-pointers performance, guard Landry Shamet made three of his seven attempts from behind the arc against the Lakers – including the one that tied it at 82 with 2:43 left in the third quarter. After that, the Clippers never trailed again.“I trust him; he’s a shooter, he’s not going to hesitate,” Rivers said. “More importantly, our guys trust him. … That’s why we like him on our team.”The historical icing for Shamet is that his three 3-pointers also moved him into 22nd all-time among NBA rookies for made 3-pointers in a season. His 129 so far tie him with Gary Neal and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell set the rookie record last season with 187.ENEMY LINES?In his first game against his former team of two-plus seasons, Zubac finished with seven points and four rebounds in 14 minutes – after grabbing only one board, and making one basket and one free throw in seven minutes of first-half play.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Sixteen of them remain, actually, against teams with a .493 winning percentage collectively this season. Eleven of their final regular-season contests will be at home.“Can’t relax, gotta keep playing, this is a journey, it really is,” said Rivers, who entered this, his 20th season, having coached 14 teams into the postseason, including the NBA champion Boston Celtics in 2008.“Every night is a big night. (The one we) played the other night in Sacramento, that was a big game. The Knick game, it was a big game, because we needed to win. (Monday night), a big game,” Rivers continued. “I said, ‘From now on, get the big part and understand it and then we gotta come play.’”“Just play,” echoed veteran guard Lou Williams, who has made seven playoff appearances with four teams. “Don’t put the pressure of the world on yourselves; you can’t win three or four games a night. You gotta focus on the opponent that’s in front of you and that’s it.”“There’s still a lot of games left and everything’s possible,” said third-year center Ivica Zubac, who nonetheless permitted himself a moment of excited anticipation beyond Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. “I think the way we’re playing, we’re going to get it,” he said. “And I’ve never played in a playoff game (so) it would be an amazing experience and I can’t wait to compete.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “Second half, he was great,” Rivers said, joking, “first half, I had to tell him, ‘You’re on our team, stop shaking their hands!’ I mean, he’s laughing with (the Lakers), I was like, ‘Hey, Zube, you’re with us today.’“But he was really excited for the game, and it was a good test for him too, I loved how he came out in the second half.”Afterward, the 21-year-old center thought about his first clash with the only other team for which he’s played and surmised: “It was almost like any other game, just against the guys I knew really well.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Competition in the BH Telecom Premier League of B&H is to continue this weekend and the Football Federation of B&H, together with the clubs, will participate in a campaign of support to the prevention of racism and nationalism at the stadiums.On the occasion of this campaign, the director of the sector for competition Elmir Pilav said that the FF of B&H is following the practice of UEFA, and joining the fight against racism and nationalism in cooperation with the clubs in the elite BH competition.“Within this campaign, prior to the matches of the 13th round the players and referees will run onto the field in shirts and with a banner saying ‘Football family of B&H united in the fight against racism and nationalism’. As a socially responsible organization we will always support such and similar campaigns, hoping that there will be less and less improper situations on the field and out of it”, Pilav said.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)
Wellington Police notes for Monday, March 9, 2015â€¢3:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢3:45 p.m. Harold E. Goodman, 67, Sand Springs, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.â€¢6:36 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block N. Douglas, Wellington.