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OA Swimmer Benefiting Foundation With Alcatraz Swim

first_imgCaroline Storms (Image Courtesy: Margaret Mary Health Foundation)15-year-old Caroline Storms is gearing up for quite a swim. The Oldenburg Academy sophomore will be taking part in the 11th annual Alcatraz Classic on September 28.It is a 1.5 mile swim from the Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.Storms has been swimming since she was five years old, and has been part of the Batesville Stingrays, Cincinnati Marlins and the OA swim teams.With the event under two weeks away, she says she is excited and prepared for the challenge. “I swim every morning for an hour and I try to get in a mile and half,” she said.Storms is swimming the San Francisco Bay to promote recognition and raise money for the newly formed Margaret Mary Health Foundation. So far, she has raised $7,200 and her goal and is $10,000 for the non-profit.She chose to raise money for Margaret Mary Health Foundation because “Their just starting out and I figured they could use a little help.” Perhaps another reason she chose the foundation is due to her goals. After high school she wants to pursue a medical degree.Storms is appreciative of the donations she has received. She said, “I would just like to say thank you for helping me and the foundation because it means a lot to both of us.”Only 450 people from around the world will participate in the 60 degree, shark-infested waters swim on September 28.Good Luck Caroline!If interested in donating visit:  http://mmhealth.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1077708Donations can also be sent via mail to:Mary Dickey, Executive DirectorMargaret Mary Health FoundationP.O. Box 226Batesville, IN 47006last_img read more

Bulldog Grapplers Battle Panthers In Season Opener

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling started the 2019-2020 season hosting the Jennings County Panthers. Despite giving up 5 forfeits and being down by 30 points without any of the matches wrestled the Bulldogs won 6 out of the 8 matches wrestled. Despite the effort, they fell 42-36.   Senior Nick Nobbe started off with a pin at 170. Batesville would then drop 182 and 195 by pin before winning the rest of the matches. Sophomore Brandon Manning at 220 started the winning ways by earning his first varsity win by pin. After giving up two forfeits senior Caleb Bischoff-Niese would then get a pin with one second left in the first period at 120. Bulldogs would then give up 3 straight forfeits. Senior JT Linkel next got a pin at 145 to kick 3 straight pins. Sophomore Josh Mobley picked up a pin at 152. Senior Jonah Chase finished the meet with a pin at 160. Other bulldogs competing include Senior Axel Garcia at 182 and Freshman Aaron Norman at 195. Sophomore Jy’lil Chappel competed in a JV match.    Batesville enters the season with 19 wrestlers, but have many wrestlers coming off injuries and will be able to possibly fill 13 weight classes by the end of the season. Batesville will next travel to Madison on December 2nd.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

I will be most excited person if I win 2021 AFCON for Nigeria – Rohr

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Rohr: Osimhen’ll join a big club Rohr holds virtual meeting with Super Eagles Assistants Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.Rohr who spoke at a post-match conference in Uyo after his team came from behind to defeat the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 said winning AFCON 2021 was a huge desire.“It will be exciting for me to win the 2021 AFCON title with Nigeria. That’s my desire, and I will be the most excited.“So, winning today (Wednesday) is just the beginning. I can’t be excited until we win the title in 2021,” he said.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria versus Benin game was a 2021 AFCON Qualifier and it took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.Rohr, who said Benin Republic have a good team, also noted that the Nigerian side had a good game in the second half.He said: “The Super Eagles had a lot of scoring opportunities, but they failed to convert all of them.”He however pointed out that the game’s opening goal, scored by the Squirrels’ captain, Stephane Sessegnon, in the match’s second minute, was a big shock.He said: “In the second half, we played a very good match, ‘one-touch two-touch’, and we have good wingers. We had a lot of opportunities, and with the changes we made, we did very well. It is good for us.”Rohr also said he could not use home-based players for now in the Nigerian team due to specific reasons“At the moment, the quality we have from abroad is higher than what we have in the home league (Nigeria Professional Football League).”Speaking also, the Super Eagles’ team captain, Ahmed Musa, said the match was “a tough game for our team, even though we won”.He added that the Nigerian side gave their best to prevail over the visitors.On his part, the Head Coach of Benin, Michelle Dussuyer, noted that his team played very well in the first half.He however pointed out that the 45th minute penalty kick his team conceded gave more confidence to the Super Eagles.Also, Sessegnon acknowledged that while the game was not a bad one for his team, the Nigerian side played better.NAN reports that in the game the Squirrels drew  the first blood, while the Super Eagles, through Victor Osimhen, equalised from the penalty kick spot in the 45th minute.Although Nigeria had several scoring chances thwarted by the Benin goalkeeper in the second half, the winning goal came in the 62nd minute through a solo effort by Samuel Kalu.Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Samuel Chukwueze and Ola Aina also shone for Nigeria in the match where the Super Eagles confined the Squirrels to their own half throughout the second half. Tags: Gernot Rohrlast_img read more

Trojans fall to the Crusaders

first_imgSenior Jon Phelps of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team at bat last Wednesday in a home game against the John Bapst Crusaders. In a Presque Isle double header Saturday, Phelps batted in 5 of the 8 MDI runs in the two games.Senior Steven Hanscom pitched a complete game last Wednesday when the Trojans hosted the John Bapst Crusaders. He allowed only two earned runs, but the Crusaders capitalized on five MDI infield errors to win the game 5-3.Bapst got on the board right away with one run in the top of the first. Hanscom hit a single in the second, and stole bases to turn it into a run for MDI, tying the game 1-1. Bapst had two more runs in the top of the third, and kept their 3-1 lead through the sixth inning.The first two Bapst batters in the seventh hit singles, and both were able to score runs for a 5-3 lead to win the game.The Trojans have a few days off between games, and are set to play in Hermon Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014center_img Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more

PCL Regional Four-Day Tournament Jaguars start title defence in style … whip Jamaica Scorpions by 181 runs

first_imgHOSTS Guyana Jaguars made a brilliant start to their title defence when they beat the Jamaica Scorpions by 181 runs in round one of the Regional Four-Day Championship which ended yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium.The contest was not a cake walk for the defending champions, after middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood scored a defiant half-century to ensure the game went into the final hour of play.However, the hosts’ left-arm spinners spun webs around the Jamaican batsmen for the second time in three days.Gudakesh Motie claims 4-35.Gudakesh Motie claims 4-35.Gudakesh Motie claimed 4-35, while Veerasammy Permaul took 3-63, as the visitors were bundled out for 147. Pacer Keon Joseph played his part, claiming 3-18.Blackwood and Chadwick Walton scripted a spectacular rescue act for the Jamaica Scorpions, with a brilliant 54-run sixth-wicket stand, after they were struggling at 38-5, at one stage.Blackwood led the resistance with a classy 96. He batted for 247 minutes and faced 212 balls, inclusive of 13 fours and two sixes.However, had Leon Johnson held the chance offered by Blackwood when he was on 41, the formalities could have been much earlier.Resuming on 9-2, Joseph along with the spinners made instant inroads. With 320 needed on the final day, Joseph, bowling with pace and accuracy, sent back opener Trevon Griffith in the day’s third over for 13.With the Providence pitch already providing some assistance to the spinners, captain Leon Johnson introduced spin within the first hour of play and Motie was rewarded with the wicket of overnight batsman Jason Dawes (3), while Permaul removed Andre McCarthy (2) leg-before-wicket.Blackwood and Chadwick Walton then joined forces together and took the score to 47 when the heavens opened up at 11:00hrs. No play was possible until 14:10hrs.When play finally resumed after excellent work from the ground staff, the visitors were facing an uphill task.They had to survive 42 overs to avoid the ignominy of a huge defeat and the duo did exceedingly well as they denied the hosts any further pleasure for 90 minutes. Blackwood was more fluent than his partner, and raised his half-century off 140 balls.However, Motie broke the stubborn stand when he trapped Walton leg-before-wicket for 13, with a faster delivery, leaving the fight up to Blackwood.The visitors were further jolted when Drval Green was trapped plumb in front to Permaul without scoring, and Damion Jacobs was taken at the wicket off Permaul for 10.Blackwood, in company with Nikita Miller, provided some defiant response before Motie trapped the latter lbw for 4.With eight overs remaining in the match, Marquino Mindley joined Blackwood, but Joseph was reintroduced into the attack and immediately had Blackwood taken at the wicket, with the second new ball.The Guyana Jaguars will now travel to St Kitts for their second round game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes from Friday at Warner Park. JAGUARS 1st innings 298SCORPIONS 1st innings 208JAGUARS 2nd innings 238-4 decl.SCORPIONS 2nd innings (target: 329 runs)(o/n nine for two)J. Campbell b Joseph 1T. Griffith b Joseph 13D. Thomas lbw b Permaul 3J. Dawes c Joseph b Motie 3J. Blackwood c wkp. Bramble b Motie 96A. McCarthy lbw b Permaul 2C. Walton lbw b Motie 13D. Green lbw b Permaul 0D. Jacobs c wkp. Bramble b Motie 10N. Miller lbw b Motie 4M. Mindley not out 0Extras: (nb-2) 2Total: (all out, 85.2 overs) 147Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-8, 3-19, 4-32, 5-38, 6-92, 7-93, 8-119, 9-133.Bowling: Hooper 10-3-18-0, Joseph 9.2-3-18-3, Permaul 29-10-63-3, Reifer 7-1-13-0, Motie 30-15-35-5.Points: Jaguars 17.8, Scorpions 4.5.Player-of-the-Match: Veerasammy Permaul.last_img read more

Sophomore upcomer hopes to build on last year’s improvements

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald photoOh, what a difference a year makes.Last season, guard Akiya Alexander averaged a mere 1.4 points in 7.1 minutes as a reserve for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.This season, Alexander has become one of head coach Lisa Stone’s first options off the Badger bench and has seen a great increase in her production — she currently is averaging 6.0 points in 22.6 minutes through the first five games.For Alexander, the development in her game from just a year ago has simply been a number of factors coming together over the offseason.”I feel I’ve improved a lot just as far as communication and just calming down, being patient as a point guard, being another leader on the floor for my team,” Alexander said. “Defense, offense, taking care of the ball more, just being patient and getting what we need to get done as a team.”Adjusting to the NCAA style of play wasn’t easy for the Evanston, Ill., native during her freshman year — especially getting used to the long and vigorous practices.However, Alexander feels she had an advantage over most of her freshmen teammates — a year of prep school at The Patterson School in Patterson, N.C.”I think I was a little lucky because my [prep] coach was actually a coach in the college level,” Alexander said. “Even though our practices were a little shorter than what they are now, he pushed us to the limit. Everything was intense and that’s what I’ve come to find out college is about.”Stone’s sophomore class as a whole has been turning heads early this season, but Alexander’s improvement from her freshman year may be the most surprising.Heading into this season, Stone knew she had a very composed point guard in Alexander, but questioned whether she could consistently bring that added dimension to the court every day.So far this year, Alexander has answered Stone’s concerns in nearly every game, particularly against Cleveland State and Hawaii where she recorded a personal-best nine points in both games.But Alexander points to her contributions on the defensive end of the floor as her biggest asset to the team.”I think my role is giving our team a spark on defense,” she said. “More because our defense leads to our offense so if I give my team a spark on defense that will just boost our confidence. Especially if we’re down, say we haven’t scored on this team for a while, just getting one stop at a time I think will help our team get into our offense.”While Alexander’s improvement this season has been a welcome addition to the team, it tends to sometimes go unnoticed. She backs up the team’s two best players in guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks.However, Alexander doesn’t seem to mind being overlooked.”I never feel overshadowed,” Alexander said. “Those are my teammates, we’re all one unit. I think that when I come in, I’m supposed to keep up the same expectancy level that [Banks] and [Anderson] were giving — just come in there and keep that same edge.”Clearly there’s a strong bond between this year’s sophomore class of Alexander, Banks, Anderson, Ward and Shari’ Welton — one that began even before any of them even stepped foot on the UW campus.”I was lucky enough to actually have a bond with Janese, Danielle, and Shari’ before coming to Wisconsin, I played a lot with them on my AAU team [the Chicago Hoops Express],” Alexander said. “And Jojo [Anderson], she just fit in. I got to know her over the summer, staying with her at the Regent, and we all just came together.”This tight relationship, Alexander says, is why the Badgers have been able to get off to a hot 4-1 start this season.”Everywhere I go you’ll see me with one of my teammates, all the time,” Alexander said. “I think we just have a tremendous bond and that’s why, I guess, we can play together so well because we know each other both on and off the court.”Even though she always puts the team above anything else, Alexander has one personal goal that she is hoping to achieve this season as she continues to improve.”My assist-to-turnover ratio,” Alexander said. “I just want to keep that where my assists are little higher than my turnovers. Other than that I just want to stay confident, stay focused and just to have success.”last_img read more

Keck hires new chief financial officer

first_imgEric Strucko brings in 25 years of finance leadership experience in health care operations. Strucko’s position was formerly held by James Uli, who is now the new senior vice president and CFO of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “Eric has more than 25 years of finance leadership in key areas of health care operations and brings tremendous knowledge and skill to the position,” said Rod Hanners, interim CEO of Keck Medicine, in the new release. “We are thrilled he will be heading up our financial team.”  Strucko developed Penn State Hershey’s health system’s financial strategy through organic growth and effective mergers and acquisitions while expanding patient care volume and establishing valuable business models. Keck Medicine of USC named Eric Strucko, former senior vice president and chief financial officer at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group, as its new CFO in a Wednesday news release. As head of Keck Medicine’s financial team effective Oct. 19, Strucko will direct strategic financial planning, budgeting and material management. center_img He holds a masters degree in public administration from George Washington University, a masters degree in public policy from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in public health from Georgetown University. He also earned a doctorate in health-related sciences and administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Strucko will also be responsible for identifying new funding opportunities that will allow Keck Medicine to sustainably provide the highest quality of patient care for future years, according to the news release. last_img read more

Game-winning goal bumps up Syracuse to No. 6 in national poll

first_img Published on March 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco A game-winning goal with 15 seconds left has pushed Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) back up in the rankings to No. 6 in Inside Lacrosse’s Top 20 poll. SU previously ranked No. 10.For the third straight week, the Orange relied on a second-half surge to keep the game close. Each game, a goal in the final 15 seconds decided SU’s fate. This time, the final blow to ACC rival and then-No. 9 Virginia came from Sergio Salcido.The redshirt senior finished with a pair of goals and three assists even though he has been “banged up,” SU head coach John Desko said.“It’s hard to go out after not having some good runs during the week and play game day,” Desko said. “That’s a lot to ask of him.”Junior midfielder Matt Lane and sophomore attack Nate Solomon bounced back after rough performances over the last few games. Lane had only two points to his name prior to Sunday but scored a hat trick and notch two assists against the Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSolomon was quiet after his four-goal performance in the season opener against Siena, stringing together only an assist in the past two games. But, against Virginia, he had three goals and a pair of assists. After saving just four shots in the first half, goalie Evan Molloy saved eight in the second half, en route to the 14-13 win.All five ACC teams are ranked in the poll that was released Monday: No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 6 Syracuse, No. 11 Virginia and No. 18 Duke.Syracuse will hit the road for the first time all year, taking on unranked St. John’s on Saturday at 1 p.m.  St. John’s is coming off its first win of the season, a 13-12 nail-biter at Siena, a team SU smoked in the season opener.The Red Storm has been outscored 65-37 and ranks outside of the top 50 in scoring offense and defense. The team is led by twins Mike and Joe Madsen, who both have five goals on the year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Halilhodzic as the New Coach of Japan soon?

first_imgBH football coach Vahid Halilhodzic will soon be set for the coach of Japan, as AP agency reports the writings of Japanese media.As the “Nikan sports“ magazine claims, the Football Association of Japan (JFA) and the 62-year-old Halilhodzic have agreed that he will take the National team, with an annual salary of 2,2 million dollars.The former coach of Japan, Havier Aguire was dismissed on the 4th  February because of his involvement in the match-fixing scandal in Spanish Primera in 2011.It is expect for Halilhodzic to be officially presented as a cocah at the meeting of the   Executive Committee of JFA on 12th March.Last year, Halilhodzic brought the team of Algeria to the knockout phase at the World Cup in Brazil, which is the greatest success if that North African country in the history of their performances at World Cups.(Source: ba.n1info.com)last_img read more