Lady Dogs MS VB Team Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS volleyball team picked up their second, convincing win of the season defeating South Ripley in 2 games. Scores were 25-21; 25-12.Jade Pflum led the team in serving connecting on 11/13 serves earning 10 points including 4 aces.   Ellie Cassidy was 8 for 9 earning 7 points including 2 aces. Macy Prickel and Abby Westerfeld were dominant at the net with 5 and 4 kills respectively.The team’s record is now 2-1.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team also improved to 2-1 on the season with an exciting 3 set victory over South Ripley. After losing game 1 by the score 25-14, the team rallied to win the next two games 25-21; 15-9. In game 3, the girls overcame a 7-2 deficit. It was a great team win.Kylie Wanninger was an impressive 14 for 15 from the service line earning 12 points including 8 straight points to clinch the match in game 3. Jennifer Speer, Allie Shane, Caitlyn Broering, and Hattie Westerfeld allhad kills at the net to spark the offense. Ciera Rhoads and Kelsey Shupe passed well in the back row to help secure the win.The teams will travel to Greendale on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Benton County Speedway race start time change

first_imgBy Jerry Mackey  The start time will be set back an hour which will not only allow better race conditions but will make for much more comfortable conditions for our loyal race fans. That change was made due to the difficulties of getting enough water into the track under the summer’s high sun, which has made for dusty conditions. VINTON, Iowa – Specialty Race Promotions, operators of Benton County Speedway, The Bullring, have made the decision to set the start time for the Sunday race programs back to 6 p.m.  Effective this Sunday, July 12 the grandstands and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps set to get underway at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.last_img read more

How Do You Socially Distance inside a Hurricane Shelter?

first_img(Washington, DC) — While our nation is focused on the coronavirus, Florida’s senators are also looking ahead to another threat, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season which is supposed to be especially active. If you’ve ever spent time in a crowded hurricane shelter, you know how difficult it could be to stay six feet away from others. Republicans Rick Scott and Marco Rubio sent a letter yesterday to FEMA about the upcoming hurricane season asking some key questions. Scott and Rubio asked FEMA for guidance on how communities should handle operating shelters while social distancing guidelines are in place.Letter excert: “To ensure our communities are properly prepared, we urge FEMA to issue guidance to state and local governments, tribes and territories regarding hurricane preparedness and response that addresses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and procedures in the wake of the Coronavirus. In addition, we ask that you take into account how to properly evacuate and shelter those who either have, or are suspected to have, the Coronavirus in the event of a storm. Consistent and sound guidance will be crucial to saving lives during a natural disaster.”Read full letter here. Hurricane season starts June 1st, and Scott and Rubio say hurricane plans need to be in place as soon as possible.last_img read more

Mad Dog Supra controls 1320 rematch

first_imgWHEN the dust settled on a cloudy Sunday at Timehri, the Mad Dog Supra reigned supreme.Peter Daby’s white Rx7 takes on S&D performance Toyota Caldina (Stephan Sookram photos)The S&D performance Supra ran a 8.7 second time to emerge the king of the 1320 rematch event.The team Mohameds Enterprise GTRs suffered mechanical difficulties and were unable to compete.The crowd was thrilled by close battles with the Surinamese representing themselves well by winning two categories.See full unofficial results below:16-second class – Omesh persaud15-second class – Shan Seejattan14-second class – Leon Singh13-second class – Pierre Singh12-second class – Raymond john (Suriname)11 second class – Oneil Higgins10-second class – Michael Namchand09-second class – Rameez Mohammed08-second class (Unlimited) – Deryck JiasinghATV – Raj Panday1000cc bikes – Mark Menezlast_img read more

Trojans are sorting out an identity crisis

first_imgThe horde of recruits had to be confused. Maybe everyone had mistakenly entered the wrong locker room.No, this had to be it. There were USC logos and colors plastered everywhere, but this was a far cry from the fun-loving, raucous atmosphere that they had heard so much about.This subdued scene wasn’t what the potential future Trojans had envisioned ­­— not that anyone had reason to suspect a party following Saturday’s embarrassment against Stanford.Mixed signals · Taylor Mays and the USC defense looked spectacular in the first five games, but have not been able to remain consistent. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanBut as players and coaches floated around, it was undeniable that everyone was looking at a program in crisis.The postgame locker room usually feels like a grand reunion. On Saturday, everyone languished as though there had been a death in the family.“I’m not of a clear mind right now,” USC coach Pete Carroll said with a blank expression. “I’m not really sure how to deal with this.”Indeed, the Trojans are in a land largely foreign to them. In the past three weeks, the Trojans have been outscored 111-55 by their opponents. They have gone from national championship outsiders to potential Sun Bowl invitees in less than a month.Nearly every streak or staple of the program once thought to be invincible has wilted and died this year. There will be no eighth Pac-10 title, no BCS bowl, no top-five finish.“To be a senior and leave a legacy like this is sickening,” said senior safety Taylor Mays, who was expected to be the face of the Trojans this year.This team’s legacy is still undetermined with two games left, but more history is being etched into stone with each loss. But the key to salvaging what’s left of the season may be determining what the team’s true identity is.Carroll’s previous teams all had clear images of themselves that were reinforced by their performances on the field. Last year’s USC squad was perhaps the best example — an aggressive defense that, save for one game, repeatedly willed the team to victory regardless of circumstance.Trying to get a hold of the identity of the 2009 Trojans has been more difficult than tallying all the records set against them.It appeared at first as though the legacy of defensive units capable of carrying the Trojans as far as they needed to go would remain. At one point in the middle of the season, the defense was actually outpacing last year’s unit in almost every statistical category.But those days seem so far off now that it feels almost like a different era.The Trojans defense has been so maligned that it may become the eventual story of the season. The game against Notre Dame may be the hinge on which the season turned, as USC gave up its first (but certainly not last) touchdown pass of the season.From that point on, the Trojans’ offense frequently had to keep pace with the other team in frantic shootouts. And when it stumbled, things turned ugly.It made everyone wonder what happened to the defense and team we thought we knew.“I think we know who we want to be and who we represent,” Mays said. “We just have to find it, because this isn’t us.”He could have fooled me. Whatever the Trojans see themselves as, an entirely different picture is appearing on the field.The Trojans’ confused identity also applies to freshman quarterback Matt Barkley, whom fans were eager to make the face of the team since he was named the starter. Carroll was just as culpable in parading Barkley around, saying at one point that Barkley was playing as well as any quarterback that had recently come through USC.The act of pigskin hubris drew puzzled looks at the time and now seems so ridiculous that it is hardly worth examining. Barkley has embraced the position and all it entails to the best of his ability, but he remains a freshman quarterback playing at the highest level of college football.If a team has to take all of its cues from someone still finding his own way, it will falter more than once.“This isn’t what we’ve really grown up watching,” Barkley said after Saturday’s game.Barkley has not even been in the program for a full season but can already tell something is amiss with the team’s identity. For so long, USC’s image was derived from winning.Now, it will have to establish something outside of that formula.With two regular season games and a bowl game remaining, USC has the chance to right the ship to the best of its abilities. If it does, the salvaging effort may be the team’s legacy, which hardly seems appealing to players accustomed to Rose Bowls and conference championships.But better to have an imperfect identity than none at all.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Michael at read more

NBA trade rumors: Several teams interested in Knicks guard Damyean Dotson

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Kevin Durant signing with Knicks has ‘never felt more real’ to Warriors The Kings had asked about Dotson, but they acquired Alec Burks and Harrison Barnes in separate trades Wednesday.Dotson has tallied 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game this season. He has also knocked down 38 percent of his 3-point attempts. Related News New York selected Dotson out of Houston in the second round of the 2017 draft. He’s a career 36.3 percent shooter from behind the arc. The Knicks could have multiple options if they decide to move Damyean Dotson.Several teams are interested in dealing for the 24-year-old guard, according to a report from the New York Post, which cites unidentified league sources.center_img NBA trade deadline update: Anthony Davis intends to test free agency in 2020, report says The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and will enter their matchup Friday against the Pistons with a 10-43 record. They’ve lost their last 14 games.The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.last_img read more

NBA trade deadline 2019: Best social media reactions

first_imgTake a look at some of the best reactions from the NBA trade deadline from players, fans and members of the media: On some real if I get traded today ima be so mad LOL… It’s my birthday they wouldn’t do me like that. At least the cavs waited until the day after my birthday last year LOL— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 7, 2019… Joe Ingles had two coffees this am league source tell Ricky 🤪— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) February 7, 2019Meanwhile at the house like…— Marc Gasol (@MarcGasol) February 7, 2019Sacramento…I really can’t thank you enough for accepting me in full ever since I got off the plane when I was traded here. For the open arms, loving energy and stories we now share together as the #scores. THANK YOU.#piecedelafoutupie— Iman. (@imanshumpert) February 7,— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) February 7, 2019#gamedayfocus ✊🏾— Mike Conley (@mconley11) February 7, 2019“I’m back”- @JValanciunas— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 7,— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) February 7, 2019As one of the bigger Fultz guys on here, I just want him to be healthy and play basketball again. It’s blind faith at this point, but there’s still something there. Just want to see him succeed. Think it’s obvious the Sixers had to do this, both sides had enough.— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) February 7, 2019we should all treat ourselves to the meal of our choosing for getting through the markelle fultz era.— Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) February 7, 2019Find me a better combo than the NBA trade deadline + NBA players on Twitter— A. Sharif (@Abdu11ah) February 7, 2019Live look at Magic to AD as the trade deadline nears…— Chris Manning (@LD2K) February 7, 2019We are up to nearly 60 players traded in the last eight days, and another 20 draft picks. That’s around 14 percent of the league.— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) February 7, 2019NOT CLOSING TWITTER UNTIL THE TRADE DEADLINE IS OVER THANK YOU— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 7, 2019 With the 2019 NBA trade deadline now behind us, NBA fans took to social media to share their reactions on the various players making moves across the league. Some of the leagues’ top players — including Marc Gasol, Markelle Fultz, Nikola Mirotic, Otto Porter Jr., among others — were sent to new teams as the deadline approached, while Pelicans star Anthony Davis is staying put. last_img read more

Kyrie Irving on facing LeBron James in Celtics-Lakers rematch: ‘It’s just another game’

first_img Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard will miss rest of season, report says Celtics star Kyrie Irving is aware of what’s on the line as he prepares to face the LeBron James-led Lakers on Saturday, but he’s calling it “just another game.” In the first matchup of the season, the Lakers finished with a one-point victory as they topped the Celtics, 129-128. But Irving said it’s been easy to tune out the hype of facing off against his former teammate and is focused on the rematch, instead. Although the Lakers have struggled of late, Boston coach Brad Stevens indicated his team is still cautious of what Los Angeles is capable of if the team breaks away. The Lakers reportedly put LeBron James on a minute restriction earlier this week as their playoff chances become slimmer and slimmer, but Stevens knows anything can change in a primetime matchup. “It’s pretty easy,” Irving said, per “It’s not hard. It’s not hard at all. It’s just another game but going against a great competitor, a teammate like ’Bron is always fun. You just understand that these head-to-head matchups probably will happen for a few more years and you just want to take advantage of them. Just the great players you get a chance to play against in our league, you always want to play well.”When asked if Saturday’s game will be one of revenge after February’s frustrating loss, Irving said: “I wouldn’t call it revenge. I would just call it us focusing on what we can control and just being successful for each other.” Related News “Our guys know, everybody paying attention to the news, you see the talk about LeBron’s minutes and all that stuff, (but) we know it’s not the case tomorrow against the Celtics in a national TV game on Saturday night,” Stevens said.“At the end of the day, we’re going to have to play really well to win. We have a lot of respect for the team, we have a lot of respect for all their guys, and they beat us last time, and they thoroughly outplayed us for 30 minutes of that game.”The Celtics enter Saturday’s game with a 40-26 record and sit fifth in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers are 30-35 and 11th in the West.last_img read more

Tui Lolohea breaks silence on Warriors rumours

first_imgThe 21-year-old endured a frustrating 2016 season, struggling to find a permanent position in ex-coach Andrew McFadden’s side.Rumours swirled earlier this year that he could be on the way out after he posted a photo to Instagram from the Broncos training base in Brisbane.With the Warriors signing Kieran Foran, fresh rumours circulated last weekend that the exciting young prospect was looking to leave, but Lolohea dismissed those claims.”I’ll definitely for sure be at the Warriors next year,” Lolohea told Newshub.”I know there’s been a lot of talk about me in the media but I’m looking forward to staying here and learning off some of the people at the club.”I just want to let my football do the talking when the chance comes around and just prove people wrong.”McFadden was replaced by former Kiwi Test coach Stephen Kearney after the Warriors failed to make the finals for the fifth straight season.While the NRL hasn’t officially sanctioned Foran’s return after his stunning departure from the Eels, if he is permitted to play, Kearney will have one of the most fearsome spines in NRL history. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck – who was injured for most of 2016 – will start at fullback, Foran will partner Shaun Johnson in the halves and Issac Luke will run things from dummy half. Lolohea will most likely find a home in the centres or on the wing, but has been used in the halves and at fullback in the past.last_img read more

Emma Jensen makes Baabaas history

first_imgFormer Black Fern Jensen will join players from seven countries under the banner of the famous English club.The women’s team will play a Munster outfit at Thomond Park in Limmerick, Ireland on November 10.Their game will be a curtainraiser to the Barbarians men’s match against Tonga.The 39-year-old Jensen was part of the New Zealand squad that won the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups. The halfback was also involved in the 2014 World Cup. She celebrated her 100th game for Auckland this season.The women’s team will be officially unveiled in Britain on Wednesday (NZT) and will be led by Giselle Mather, a World Cup-winner with England and currently the Wasps director of rugby.The Barbarians have picked up the baton for women’s rugby on the back of the hugely successful World Cup in Ireland earlier this year where New Zealand beat England in a pulsating final.”We’re delighted to open a new chapter in the Barbarian FC’s history with the creation of our women’s team this season,” club chairman John Spencer told The Guardian.”Its formation is something we’ve been working towards for a number of years and it is a reflection of the excellence of the global women’s game which was showcased so brilliantly at this year’s World Cup.”Our aim is to welcome more talented players into this iconic club to forge new friendships and play with the style and passion for which the Barbarians are famous. We are working with clubs and unions around the world to make sure it benefits the players and the game.”Scotland’s Susie Brown, France’s Christelle Le Duff and Kelly Russell of Canada are other players confirmed.Mather is thrilled to be leading the team and feels the women’s game is booming.”The Barbarians are one of the reasons I fell in love with rugby and to be coaching this side is a massive honour,” Mather said.”It’s going to be a massive opportunity for all these athletes. The state of the women’s game is phenomenal at the moment following events like the World Cup and the launch of the Premier 15s in England. With the Barbarians coming in on top of that it’s taking the game to a different level.” Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Caption: Halfback Emma Jensen on the charge for the Black Ferns against England.last_img read more