The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team lost a tough match against Jennings County 25-21 and 25-19. Sophie Gesell went 11 for 11 on serves, had 3 kills, and 5 digs. Ava Powner went 7 for 7 on serves, had 2 kills, and 2 digs. Annie Negovetich went 4 for 4 on serves, had 2 kills, and 2 digs. Addyson Weiler had 4 digs. Sarah Bedel had 1 ace, 1 kill, and 3 digs. Addison Westrick served 2 for 2 and had 3 digs. Kate Bauer had 1 ace, 1, kill, and 2 digs. Molly Meer served 2 for 2, 2 kills, and 3 digs. Alyson Peters served 2 for 2, had 5 digs, and 2 kills. Lydia Haskamp had 1 good serve, 1 dig, and 1 kill. Their record is 9-2. Tourney starts Monday and we play St. Louis at home, come cheer us on! Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Graders lost against a talented Jennings County team 25-18, 25-13. The top servers were Kaylin Hinners with 5 points. Kaylie Raver added 4 points and Margaret Wilson added 3 points. With 1 point each was Sara Lamping, Laura Schwegman, and Renee Lecher. From the front row; Wilson had 2 kills. While Raver, Hinners, Taylor Blanton, and Lecher all had 1 kill each. The back row had a lot of digs from an aggressive team. Callie Fletcher and Annie Shane led in digs. The team is now 7-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.
White’s Realty accepting New Business of the Year awardShelley Lunsford, Executive Director of Franklin County Community Foundation accepting Business of the Year award. Members of Whitewater canal accepting awardBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner on Thursday evening at the American Legion in Brookville. Guest speaker for the Red, White, and Blue themed event was Tom Popp, the CEO of Honor Flight Tri-State. Popp spoke about the Nonprofit mission and shared some of his favorite stories from each trip. They offer Honor Flights to veterans so they may visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. All World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans aged 65 and older who served either stateside or overseas, are eligible. Flights this year will be held on April 22, May 19, September 22, and October 27. Awards were also given at the event. The Beautification award went to Whitewater Canal Trail. The Business of the Year award honors went to Franklin County Community Foundation and White’s Realty.
Tottenham have completed the record signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia after the striker passed a medical. Having relied heavily on Gareth Bale’s scoring prowess last year, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas made signing a striker his priority this summer and that search has ended after 28-year-old Soldado completed his move to White Hart Lane. The Spain international, who scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia last season, is thought to have cost Tottenham around £26million – making him the most expensive acquisition in the Barclays Premier League club’s history. Valencia announced last week that Tottenham had activated the release clause in the striker’s contract, paving the way for him to move to the English capital. A Tottenham statement read: “We are delighted to confirm the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia after the player successfully completed his medical.” Soldado began his career at Real Madrid, but three years ago he moved back to his hometown club of Valencia, where his performances earned him a regular place in the Spain squad. The capture of Soldado means Spurs have broken their transfer record twice in four weeks, with Paulinho’s £17million arrival last month eclipsing the £16million fee the club paid for Luka Modric in 2008. Soldado, who could make his debut in Saturday’s friendly against Espanyol, will complete with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor for a place in the starting XI, although doubts have been raised over whether the latter two will be at White Hart Lane by the start of the season. Bale scored 26 goals for Tottenham last season, but Real Madrid have shown serious interest in the Welshman and it looks as if the player might leave north London before the start of the season. Press Association
Kouyate, 24, has been signed from the Belgian champions Anderlecht on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee and becomes the club’s second summer addition following the move for Argentine striker Mauro Zarate. “West Ham have given me the chance to play in the Premier League, so I am very happy to join such a club and that gives me great pleasure,” Kouyate said to West Ham TV. Kouyate played for Senegal at the London 2012 Olympics, coming on as a substitute against Great Britain at Old Trafford. The midfielder is relishing the opportunity to tackle the Barclays Premier League. “I know a few players who were also at the club, [Carlos] Tevez, Demba [Ba], Andy Carroll, who was obviously here last season. West Ham are a team who are known and who are going to help me to progress,” he said. “For my part, I am going to try to do great things here and try to improve further still as a player. “That I am here now is thanks to the manager, because he went out of his way, leaving his holiday for me, so he has done everything he could for me to join the club. “He, my advisers and agents helped me make the right decision and said West Ham was the ideal club for me, because as a kid I dreamed of playing in the Premier League and now it is here that my dream has been realised.” West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is confident Kouyate is the type of signing needed to kick the team on next season. “He comes with vast experience at the top level – including the Champions League – despite being only 24 and I am sure he will add valuable competition to places,” Sullivan added. “We are determined to have a better season this year and this signing is a statement of the direction the club is heading in. “We hope to have at least four more signings in place by the time we kick-off against Tottenham on 16 August as we aim for at least a top-10 finish this season.” West Ham have completed the signing of Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. Press Association
His 41st ODI century was also Virat Kohli’s eighth in ODIs against Australia. He is now second in the all-time list of centuries scored against the five-time world champions, behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of nine centuries. Rohit Sharma is close with seven centuries. The remarkable thing in this is that while Tendulkar took 71 matches to reach nine centuries, Kohli has achieved eight tons in just 34 games, meaning a century in every four matches. His century break-up is five centuries at home and three in Australia. When it comes to chasing in ODIs, there is no one better than Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper notched up his 25th century while chasing in one-day internationals, which is the most by any player. In the second innings, he averages 68.71. The fact that India lost the match is a rare phenomenon. In the 25 centuries that Kohli has scored, India has won 21 and lost just four games. The loss against Australia was the second time India lost to them when Kohli scored a ton, having suffered defeat in the Canberra ODI when he smashed 106 in 2016. Although India lost, they still lead the series 2-1 and heading into the final game in Mohali, Kohli would be aiming to shatter more records. Virat Kohli became the fastest to 4000 ODI runs as skipper.Virat Kohli hit his 25th century in a chase in an ODI.India lost the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli scoring a century is no longer news. It is assumed that each time the Indian cricket team captain steps out to bat, a big score is just another formality. In the Ranchi ODI against Australia, Kohli displayed his mettle and he cemented his legacy as one of the modern-day greats in cricket by smashing a record 41st century. In the process, Kohli continued to shatter records just for fun in ODIs. Looking at the way how Kohli is scoring centuries, it might not be impossible for the Indian cricket team skipper to overhaul Sachin Tendulkar’s world record tally of 49 runs in this year alone. The first major record broken by Kohli in Ranchi was 4000 runs as skipper. The Indian skipper became the fastest to reach 4000 ODI runs as skipper, needing just 63 innings to reach the landmark. He broke the record set by AB de Villiers, who needed 81 innings to reach 4000 runs. In the Nagpur ODI, Kohli had become the fastest to 9000 international runs as skipper. Kohli and de Villiers are the only players to have reached 4000 runs as skipper in ODIs in less than 100 innings. In fact, as captain, Kohli’s average is a staggering 83.
By Simon EvansAMSTERDAM, Holland (Reuters) – European soccer body UEFA says decisions over whether to cancel matches, including playoffs for the upcoming Euro 2020, due to the coronavirus, will be made by governments and health authorities and not the game’s ruling organisations.UEFA executives met yesterday but spent only a few minutes discussing the spread of the flu-like disease, which has seen sporting events cancelled around the world.It has played havoc with domestic soccer in Italy where Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan was among six weekend games postponed. Last week, Inter played Bulgarian club Ludogorets in the Europa League behind closed doors at their San Siro stadium.“We’re in touch with the authorities, we’re in the hands of the local authorities, and we’ll deal with whatever they tell us,” a UEFA spokesman said.“There wasn’t much discussion about it because there is not much we can do about it … it’s in the hands of those people who are experts in the situation.”National teams from across the continent are scheduled to feature later this month including playoffs for UEFA’s Euro 2020, which is scheduled to be held in 12 cities.The playoffs on March 26 and March 31 feature 16 teams battling for four spaces in the 24-team finals.Outside Europe, two rounds of World Cup qualifiers are also scheduled for the same period in Asia and South America while friendly matches are planned globally.As well as the Euro 2020 playoffs then the tournament finals in June and July, UEFA also has high-profile Champions League and Europa League games this month.“We’re in constant contact with the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the authorities dealing with the matches that are being staged, and then we’ll deal with that when the situation arises,” the spokesman said.
If you were listening really hard, you might have been able to hear a collective groan ring throughout Los Angeles on Saturday as Washington State scored the first touchdown of the game against USC. It was as if Trojan fans knew exactly what they were in for over the next three hours — inconsistent USC play allowing a much weaker opponent to stay in the game for much longer than it should.Though it took the Cougars all of three and a half minutes to score, senior fullback Stanley Havili needed just a fraction of that to make everything right once again in Troy.Havili took a handoff from sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley on the Trojans’ first offensive snap and proceeded to embarrass the entire Washington State defense, breaking tackles and juking players en route to a 59-yard score.And he didn’t stop there.Havili, apparently unsatisfied with just leading the Trojans’ ground attack, went on to post a team-high 107 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches.The 187-yard day might be dampened by the fact that it came against a Cougar defense that would fit in better in the Pullman high school system than the Football Bowl Subdivision, but the benefit of his work remains every bit as important. On the whole, the Trojans have looked anemic this season, and Havili’s offense provided the fastest possible cure to their disease.Although this isn’t the first instance, it was certainly the most obvious example of the veteran running back showing that he has no intentions of letting this new squad fall short of the bar that previous USC teams have set so high.The senior’s contributions to USC expectedly flew under the radar — fullbacks usually are not given the credit they deserve in football, as their primary job is to block — but Havili is being noticed week in and week out as a leader of not just the offense but the entire team. And because USC’s roster is saturated in inexperience, Havili has the opportunity to take on a patriarchal role of sorts and provide a base of consistency from which the offense can build upon. Without the senior, the growing pains that have been seen thus far this season would be substantially greater.Havili did not get to this point in his career without first having to undergo some change of his own. The fullback capped a disappointing sophomore season by being ruled academically ineligible to play in the 2009 Rose Bowl, which USC won 38-24 over Penn State. Earlier this season, he punched teammate T.J. Bryant during an altercation, injuring the junior cornerback severely enough to warrant cheekbone surgery.Yet, Havili dealt with his problems in the best way possible — by learning his lesson and moving on. He improved his grades and now seems to have improved his relationship with Bryant, telling the Los Angeles Times that the two are “on good terms.”And if his work on the field isn’t enough to convince you of his renewed devotion to the team, keep this in mind: Havili is spending his last year of eligibility in college at a school that can’t even go to a bowl game. He had the chance to transfer and use his talents elsewhere, but he decided to stay and contribute to the same team that he has been with his entire career.USC might not have needed every yard from Havili in its stomping of Washington State on Saturday, but the team won’t have the luxury of playing the Cougars every week. If the Trojans are going to continue to win this season, they will need the bruising fullback that was all over your television screen Saturday — not only for his football talents, but his leadership as well.“One-Two Punch” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail James at email@example.com.
Forward Brianna Decker returns for her senior season after winning the Patty Kazmaier award last season. She scored 37 goals and tallied 45 assists in her junior season.[/media-credit]Fresh off a national runner-up finish to Minnesota last season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team drops the puck on its season Sept. 28 against Minnesota State-Mankato. Head coach Mark Johnson and the No. 2 Badgers are hoping to avenge the loss and build off the four national championships Johnson has won in his 11 years at the helm of the program.Wisconsin had its first scrimmage of the year recently, and Johnson ensured the scrimmage had a “game-like atmosphere” with referees, introductions and the use of the Jumbotron. The Badgers added eight new freshmen to the roster this year – including Johnson’s own daughter Mikayla – to replace last season’s graduating seniors.Johnson stressed the importance of giving each freshmen a glance into the atmosphere they will be seeing much of throughout the season. The coach is excited for the new crop of Badgers in the program.“It’s a fun part of our business; the expectations stay the same as a group but the fun part is to see them develop,” Johnson said. “If they’re willing to commit, if they’re willing to do the little things to prepare themselves when the opportunities present themselves, hopefully they’ll respond.”One of the most glaring holes to fill will be graduated captain Hilary Knight, who left Wisconsin as the all-time leader in points (262), goals (143), power-play goals (37) and short-handed goals (8).Though the loss of Knight will be felt throughout the program, a huge boon to the Badgers is the return of Brianna Decker, who led the team with 37 goals and 45 assists en route to winning the Patty Kazmaier Award, annually given to college hockey’s best female player.Decker will wear the captain’s “C” on her Badgers jersey, and Johnson cited the importance of her return, likening her to former stars like Knight and Meghan Duggan by noting that Decker has followed their example by refusing to change her daily routine and approach to the game.In addition to Decker’s talent, Johnson pointed to her experience playing for the national U-22 team in Calgary as an added bonus to the team. As a senior captain, the head coach hopes her presence and motivation will assist the freshmen.But Decker won’t be doing all the leading for the Badgers. She will be joined by junior goaltender Alex Rigsby, who will serve as assistant captain along with senior defender Stefanie McKeough. Rigsby led the nation in total saves with 1,044 and compiled a sterling 33-5-2 record with a .949 save percentage. Johnson is pleased that though the program lost several key players, there is ample experience to provide guidance as the season begins.When it does, Wisconsin will be moving into the brand new LaBahn Arena and will open at home against Bemidji State Oct. 19. Johnson is excited to have a new place to call home noting, “there definitely is a ‘wow’ effect when you walk in.”Johnson mentioned athletic director Barry Alvarez and others as the notable proponents in pushing for the new facility, and said it shows the athletic department is “committed to our athletes and giving the coaches the best resources possible.”Johnson also spoke about coming back after a national championship loss, and how it was different from coming back after winning a national championship.“Obviously, winning is nice, but the process doesn’t change,” Johnson said. “It continues today the same way it did 10, 11 years ago when I started.” If the past is any indication, Johnson and the Badgers appear to be in good shape to once again contend for a national title.
The Wisconsin women’s hockey team is looking ahead to the matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers this week after ending the season on a high note, going 35-3-1 overall and remaining undefeated at home. Head coach Mark Johnson said he feels grateful for another week of practice and game to play.After defeating Mercyhurst 6-0, clinching their spot in the NCAA Frozen Four, the Badgers will face the Gophers in Durham, New Hampshire. The last time the Badgers played the Gophers, they lost both games, one ending in overtime. The Badgers have played the Gophers five times this season, and Johnson has peace of mind knowing they will be matching up against a familiar opponent in the Frozen Four.In a press conference Monday, Johnson acknowledged how playing the Gophers has historically been tough.“Generally they’re pretty close games, they’re overtime games, you know, they’re end-to-end action,” Johnson said. “And for the people that show up, to get a chance to watch it on the stream line, similar to the previous five games this year — it will be entertaining.”Johnson remarked on his veteran team, noting that they have been in this position before.Larson: Badgers’ victory showcased complete team effort, what is needed to reach NCAA finalHad you walked into LaBahn Arena this weekend and not known that it was the NCAA Quarterfinal game, you would’ve Read…With only three freshmen, playing a familiar opponent always helps with the confidence of the team. However, when game time starts, it all comes down who can execute, and who will play to the strengths of their team.“You need to stay out of the penalty box and do a list of maybe four or five things,” Johnson said. “And if you’re able to check those off at the end of the game, you’ve probably given yourself a pretty good chance to win.”Johnson also reflected on two of his best players, Emily Clark and Annie Pankowski, and what they’ve done beyond the success of the program. Clark has been chosen to help defend Team Canada’s title in the World Cup of Hockey, and Pankowski has been chosen to represent Team USA.But with a national championship still the task at hand, Johnson has been very impressed with the way both Clark and Pankowski have been playing recently.“All of a sudden [Clark’s] feet are a little bit lighter, she is skating a little bit quicker,” Johnson said. “You want your big players to be good right now, and certainly both Emily and Annie have elevated themselves here as we got into the playoffs and got ourselves into a position for the game Friday night.”The Badgers will face the Gophers Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in Durham, New Hampshire, available on NCAA.com.
Sophomore driver Jacob Mercep’s 44 goals rank second on the team this season. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)After a close 10-9 victory against the formerly top-ranked Stanford in the championship match of the Mountain Pacific Invitational last Sunday, No. 1 USC will take on two more top-10 opponents this weekend in No. 8 Long Beach State and No. 6 Pepperdine.The Trojans are coming off a strong weekend, not only securing a championship win but also sweeping the MPSF weekly honors. Freshman goalie Nic Porter was named Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season, while sophomore driver Jacob Mercep earned USC’s first Player of the Week honor of the season.Following the accomplishments of the past week, the team shifted its focus to prepare for Long Beach State and Pepperdine, drawing on strategies that have contributed to its prior successes.“We always have a specific preparation,” Mercep said. “[Head coach Jovan Vavic] does his job and the other coaches do their job very well. They break down the other team, and what they are trying to do, and when the game comes, we are ready for it and we know what’s coming.”The Men of Troy will face their first test of the weekend when they visit Long Beach State on Saturday. The two teams met at last weekend’s Mountain Pacific Invitational, where the Trojans bested the 49ers 14-8. Although USC has an all-time record of 70-15 against Long Beach, last year’s meeting between the two teams was quite close, with the Trojans narrowly defeating the 49ers in overtime at home.To come out on top against Long Beach, the Trojans will need to play well at both ends of the pool. A cohesive defensive effort will be necessary to counter the 49ers offense, led by redshirt junior attacker Austin Stewart, who boasts a team-high 33 goals this season. Capitalizing on offensive opportunities will also be important, as sophomore goalie Marwan Darwish has a .434 save percentage.After returning from Long Beach, the Trojans will face Pepperdine on Sunday. The Waves enter the weekend with an 11-8 overall record after a sixth-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Invitational. Pepperdine’s leading scorer is senior center Chris Dilworth, who has put up 43 goals so far this season. His performance has not gone unnoticed by the Trojan coaching staff, who have focused on defense in practice this week.“Defending fast breaks and opponents’ frontcourt offense is always our main emphasis, and I think we will only grow in our form during this season,” Mercep said of the team’s preparation.The Trojans plan to apply the lessons they learned in last weekend’s victory against Stanford, which handed the Trojans their only loss of the season, to this weekend’s matches against opponents of similar calibers.“Certainly we learned that we are tougher than we thought we were,” Mercep said of the Trojans’ tournament performance. “Whether things went good or bad, we showed character, and showed that we are really strong, collective and we stick together. We showed that we really can perform the way we set it up at the meetings, the way we agree upon doing.”Despite their No. 1 ranking, the Men of Troy continue to consider their potential for growth.“[Our play] can always be better,” Mercep said. “We are always trying to improve every day. We really strive towards excellence.”The weekend’s first opportunity for the Trojans will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Long Beach State. The Trojans will host Sunday’s 1 p.m. match against Pepperdine at Uytengsu Aquatic Center.