AquaTrojans Middle School Swim Team Makes It 30 In A Row

first_img30 wins in a row for the SDMS AquaTrojans!!!SDMS defeated Centerville Junior High on Tuesday with the boys winning 141-28 and the girls winning 132-45.Individual winners include:  Mackenzie Schantz-200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; Grace Crane-200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Nick Weber-200 IM, 100 Backstroke; Grace Lyness-50 Free; Jackson Ketcham-50 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Ray Krider-100 Butterfly; Matthew Badinghaus-100 Freestyle; Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke; andDonnie Blanton-100 BreaststrokeSDMS also won all 6 relays. Great win for the Trojans.SDMS has one more home meet on Monday against South Dearborn. Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

FG to Bash Ali: We’ll have nothing to do with your fight

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FG sensitises stakeholders on safe school reopening template Osinbajo engages APC Social Media Influencers on hate speech The Federal Government has foreclosed any involvement in the novelty boxing match, Guinness World Boxing Project, being promoted by former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali, with assertion that the proposed bout falls under the purview of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, being a professional category that is purely a business concern.The government distanced itself from the fight in a series of documents and correspondence with Bash Ali, who has now been informed through his lawyer, B.O. Nafagha & Co, to refrain from acts that interfere with the activities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, where the former World Cruiserweight Champion has been pressuring officials to endorse the fight. Ali has now lost the ability to coerce the Ministry into supporting the novelty bout as it was found to have acted on instruction from the Presidency, which had directed that it should not interfere in a matter over which another organization has jurisdiction.The situation has been made worse recently when the boxer showed up at the Ministry with a bag that he claimed contained N2 million, which he said was the balance left from a N15 million out of court settlement after paying his lawyers.Ali was advised to use the Remita platform if he was interested in making refunds to the government in line with the Treasury Single Account practice.A letter written to Ali’s lawyer read: “The Ministry under the directive of Mr. President in a letter, dated 10th March, 2020 made it clear that it is not the proper platform for your client to realize his pet project.“And as a final note I am directed to advise your client to restrain from engaging in any act capable of creating a difficult atmosphere for the Ministry and its staff to carry out their functions.” Tags: Federal GovernmentNigerian Boxing Board of ControlWorld Cruiserweightlast_img read more

The Latest: Women’s soccer league season opens in Belarus

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Women’s soccer league season opens in Belarus But Spadafora is still leaving open the possibility that teams can resume training if sports and government officials agree on a proper health protocol. He says resuming training “will have a positive effect on the possible resumption of the season.”Spadafora adds that if the protocol can’t be agreed on “the government will declare the end of the season.”___The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Fans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign. Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak.___Paris Saint-Germain says there is “nothing official” but didn’t deny that it was about to be declared French league champion.The French season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic and sports daily L’Équipe says on its website that a decision on the league standings was expected to be ratified by the LFP’s board of directors.The French government called off soccer and rugby leagues in the country on Tuesday and ended plans to resume. The top two divisions in French soccer had 10 rounds of matches left to play. PSG led second-place Marseille by 12 points and played one game less. Marseille stands to qualify directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes would enter the qualifying rounds.___The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20.Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.”Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August. French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The fight was initially scheduled for June 20 but was postponed. It could now be held on July 25.___Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month.The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately.The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A new women’s soccer season has started in Belarus after it was initially delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The season started with a game between Dynamo-BGUFK and the Belarus national under-19 team. The under-19 team competes in the league alongside club squads.Fans were allowed to attend the game for free but fewer than 100 were in the stands at the stadium in Minsk.Belarus is the only country in Europe playing professional soccer during the pandemic. The men’s league started last month and the women’s league had been scheduled to start on April 16 but was delayed by two weeks because of suspicions that players had contact with people who had the virus.Belarus national soccer federation spokesman Alexander Aleinik tells The Associated Press that “tests did not confirm the virus for any of the players.”___ Athletissima organizers say “it is currently impossible to allow a high number of people to gather in a confined area.”The first eight track meets on the Diamond League circuit have been postponed. Lausanne was the fifth in order of the seven left on the calendar.___The Italian sports minister says the government will create an economic safety net if it orders the Serie A soccer season to be shut down.Vincenzo Spadafora says if the season isn’t allowed to resume “we will assume responsibility so that soccer … has the least damage possible. Because it’s worth remembering that soccer is a big industry in our country.” April 30, 2020 British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July.The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel.Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show.The BBBofC says it continues to follow advice from government and medical authorities.The biggest fight that could take place in Britain in July is Anthony Joshua’s defense of his world heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev in London.last_img read more

Onuaku’s NCAA Tournament fate unknown after injuring knee in loss

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Arinze Onuaku hobbled through the cement corridor just a few hundred feet from Syracuse’s locker room in Madison Square Garden.Wearing a blue cast that stretched from the middle of his right thigh to the top of his ankle, the Orange’s starting center dropped his head and leaned on his crutches as assistant coach Bernie Fine came by to offer consolation.It was his knee. Again.‘My crystal ball broke, so I can’t really tell you any specifics,’ SU team physician Irving Raphael said of Onuaku’s injury. ‘We are hoping it’s just a strain but tomorrow we’re getting an MRI that’s already scheduled, and it’s just not in anyone’s best interest to speculate now — how good or how bad.’Just 20 minutes beforehand, Onuaku experienced a horrifying fall with a little more than five minutes remaining in SU’s 91-84 loss in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament Thursday. Going up for a block against Georgetown center Greg Monroe, Onuaku stumbled on his return to the ground, falling to the floor, where he began writhing in pain and grabbing his right knee.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCurrently, Raphael said he’s ‘cautiously optimistic,’ calling the injury a strain around that right knee. Raphael did not rule out the possibility of it being Onuaku’s right quadriceps tendon — the same tendon that he injured on his left knee prior to his redshirt season in 2006-07.  With his slow, painful departure from the floor at the Garden Thursday went any sense of stability the Orange had inside. The Hoyas used Onuaku’s absence in their favor, abusing a handicapped Orange frontcourt in a crucial five-minute stretch that solidified the Georgetown victory.‘It was tough, especially to see a guy you really care about who’s been through multiple knee injuries like that writhing in pain on the floor. You don’t like to see that,’ SU senior guard Andy Rautins said. ‘We’re hoping for the best.’Georgetown’s leverage was evident in Austin Freeman, as the Hoya guard’s grin illuminated the Jumbotron following a pair of his 18 total points. With Onuaku out, the Orange extended its zone into a full-court press. But Freeman, acting as the gunner, was able to beat his defender each time, catch the inbounds pass in stride and glide to the rim without a big man in the paint to stop him.Onuaku was gone, and forward Rick Jackson was in foul trouble trying to pick up the slack. SU was at a loss to find a stopgap solution.  ‘He’s a big guy,’ sophomore forward Kris Joseph said of Onuaku. ‘He creates a lot of things for us in the middle on defense and on offense. He covers a lot of that paint, so we were definitely at a slight disadvantage in the game.’In a game where the Orange was already susceptible to the Hoyas on the inside, things became progressively worse in a frantic final stretch where Syracuse was trying desperately to get back in the game.Missed SU shots were immediately gobbled up by the Hoyas’ frontcourt, preventing Syracuse from obtaining any second-chance points. On the other end of the floor, Georgetown continually fed its forwards and lived off points from subsequent free throws.‘When teams find some of your weaknesses I think they just try and go off of that and they did a good job of that today,’ Jackson said. ‘Usually we keep it out of there but it was just tough keeping the ball out of there today.’After the game, Onuaku’s teammates were left to play doctor and fill in the blanks without a clear-cut answer.  On one hand, they’ve overcome injuries within their starting core before. But with the NCAA Tournament a little more than a week away, there was no blueprint to handle this.  ‘Even when I was just watching Syracuse basketball, (Onuaku) goes down but he gets right back up,’ Joseph said. ‘And when he stayed down for that long it was kind of rolling around holding his knee. …Yeah.’ Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm ctorr@syr.edulast_img read more

Spence swinging away for Badgers

first_imgWisconsin junior Molly Spence was recently named the Big Ten Player of the Week after batting .529 during last weekend’s Wolfpack Classic in Reno, Nev. In the Badgers five games in the tournament, Spence blasted four home runs and 10 RBI’s.[/media-credit]Wisconsin junior Molly Spence had one of the best weekends a player can even imagine.She was awarded the Big Ten Player of the Week after her amazing performance at the Wolf Pack Softball Classic as she belted four home runs and drove in 10 runs over the weekend.On top of all of the other stats, she has hit for an astounding .529 batting average over the past five games.“[Receiving the award] is awesome,” Spence said. “It is something I never thought would happen. Especially coming from last year, it’s been a really long, hard process. But I have had the support of my coaches, my teammates and the medical staff from the beginning. Without each and every single person, I couldn’t have done it, and my teammates are crucial to that.”Over the weekend, Spence’s offense was crucial to the team. Even when she was not getting hits, she was still able to drive in runs with sacrifice flies.In their last game, Wisconsin (10-7) defeated Nevada (8-20) by a score of 7-1 while Spence blasted two home runs and drove in four runs.Spence’s play sparked the team to many victories as the Wisconsin softball team won four out of the five games they played this week.“I just played the game,” said Spence. “I don’t think there was much going through my head. Just get in the zone. Play the game like I know how. Just try to help the team out.”On top of all of the on-field accomplishments, Spence is one of the leaders in the locker room.“She gives us the kind of leadership we need as a program,” coach Yvette Healy said. “I think that the upperclassmen leadership is really important to a group as young and trying to build towards a championship as this team is.”Spence has also been one of the leaders offensively for the Badgers this year, as well as being named Offensive MVP of the team as a freshman.“It is definitely noticeable when she is not in the lineup,” Healy said. “She is a big student athlete and spends a lot of time in the weight room and just being as strong as she can be.“When she’s swinging well, she is definitely an intimidating young woman up there. Having her there really makes everyone around her better. When players are scared to pitch to her, everyone around her hits better.”Not everything has been easy for Spence, as the junior has made her return this season from an injury that sidelined her for the entire 2011 season.“It’s a continuous process,” Spence said. “I can’t say that I am completely healed, but I’m well enough to be playing.”“Molly is a special student athlete,” said Healy. “She was out all of last year injured. Even this fall and winter she has spent a lot of time rehabbing and playing through pain and injury. She is a student athlete where things haven’t come easy to her, but she is extremely talented.”Spence has shown that she is a strong person through all of the difficulties of the past year. She says the main key to her success is continuing to work hard.“I think it would have been easy for me to just give up after last year,” said Spence. “I had support from every single person in my life to continue to play, and my teammates really helped me and pushed me along the way.”She hopes to continue her hot streak this coming weekend as the team travels to California for the Gaucho Classic to play five more games.The injury has changed the perspective of the game of softball for her as well.“It’s really made me appreciate the game more,” Spence said. “Sometimes you get to the point where you don’t want to go to practice or play, but sitting out and watching my team play for a year made me want to be back on the field so much more. It has made me love the game in a whole new way.”last_img read more

Eric Dungey delivers fitting end to historic career in Camping World Bowl

first_img Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 12:25 am Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 ORLANDO, Fla.— Eric Dungey scrambled right but he couldn’t escape the rush. He flipped his back to the line of scrimmage, normally a cardinal sin of a quarterback. Not for Dungey. As he came out of his spin-o-rama, with two defenders dragging him down, he flicked a pass to Moe Neal. What looked like more than a 15-yard loss, turned into a 42-yard reception that set up the final touchdown of Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl.“When it comes to Eric Dungey, the tall tales are true,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “The stories are true. You know, we’re going to be telling them for a very long time and after ten or 15 years, people are going to be calling bologna cheese.”On Friday in Camping World Stadium, the senior quarterback left with a curtain call reminiscent of his four-year act. He was the quarterback who turned the ball over deep in his own territory. He ran on plays far from the first down marker and took sacks that could’ve been throwaways. For one of the most prolific playmakers to play for Syracuse, it has always been a sacrifice of unspeakable errors to relish in unthinkable accomplishments.Dungey, the Camping World Bowl most valuable player, led Syracuse to four straight scoring drives to start the second half. He threw a textbook back shoulder fade to Trishton Jackson for a touchdown on a 3rd-and-11 and finished with 303 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. As he triumphantly walked off the field one final time, Syracuse’s all-time leading passer looked every bit the part of the program hero that led the Orange to its winningest season since 2001. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I mean, that’s one way to go out, I’d say,” Dungey said. “And I think the senior class, they deserve it. We have been through a lot.”More CoverageSuperlatives from Syracuse’s 34-18 Camping World Bowl win over West VirginiaSyracuse defeats West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl to cap first 10-win season since 2001Fast reaction: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia In 2015, a Terrell Hunt injury sprung him into a starting role. He spent the next three seasons providing sparks with rushing and passing yard totals combining to 7,711 yards. Still, he took his lumps, throwing 21 interceptions and missing the final three games of each season due to injury. In many ways, Dungey’s 2018 campaign, which ended with him holding or tied for 20 school records, was a microcosm of his career. He started the year with dominant rushing performances, skidded through a turnover-plagued stretch and had his job security questioned only to finish the season playing in Syracuse’s first bowl appearance since 2013. “He means so much to this university, he means so much to us,” senior linebacker Ryan Guthrie said. “He’ll go down in the history books here…(he’s) the best competitor I’ve ever been around in my life. You see him take blows out there. You see him pop right back up.”In his last hoorah on Friday night, Dungey threw the passes he’ll be remembered for. On the team’s first scoring drive, he stepped up in the pocket to evade the first rusher. With a substantial step forward bringing momentum, he slung the ball around 50 yards down near the goal line. Jamal Custis came back to the pass and caught it as he was tackled at the three yard-line.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerFor spurts those passes were the turnovers. The first interception came on a screen, in which a Mountaineers’ rusher made contact with Dungey just after the snap. Dungey stiff-armed him, ran loose and hauled a pass to Custis on the sideline. But Custis wasn’t alone and what looked like a broken play from the start ended in an interception as a WVU defensive back sniffed out the screen. In the second half, as Dungey seemed to do on a regular basis for the past four seasons, he played differently. He hit Sean Riley and Nykeim Johnson on crossing routes over the middle for chunk gains. A play-action fake led to a 26-yard tight end pop pass to Aaron Hackett. In all, he connected on throws of more than 15 yards with seven receivers. The most Dungey-like of them all being the pass to Neal which led to Orange’s final score. “The guy is amazing and he has the heart of a lion,” Babers said.Postgame, when the time came for the most obvious yet daunting question of the evening — to reflect on his career— Dungey couldn’t respond. How could he? It seemed unfathomable for the man who led the resurgence of Syracuse football to summarize the ups and downs of three 4-8 seasons and one 10-win season in a sentence. Instead, as he looked up and the memories and magnitude of the moment clearly raced through his mind, he cried. “I’m going to get grief for crying, man,” Dungey said, “but I’ve been through a lot here. “I’m just—all I can say, I’m very thankful.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sport Industry NextGen launches search for 2019 talent

first_img Applications to Sport Industry NextGen 2019 are now open. The free-to-enter programme, now in its fourth year, searches for the best up-and-coming industry professionals across the sport industry hoping to develop their network and potential. Sport Industry NextGen discovers the rising industry stars and nurtures their talent through a dedicated Leadership Package to better equip them for future leadership roles. This includes a business support package, regular professional networking opportunities and personal development. The focus is on entrants aged 30 years or younger currently working within the sport industry, who aspire to grow their network, experience and knowledge for responsible leadership.Nick Keller, chairman of Sport Industry Group, said: “This year the combined group of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will reach triple figures, which in itself is a hugely powerful, influential and progressive support network.“Peer to peer networks are becoming so important and for that reason alone I am sure the next group of Leaders and their organisations will find the programme a useful and uplifting experience. Sport Industry NextGen hopes to help more responsible and purposeful leaders in the future and, as business and society’s objectives become more entwined, this is more essential than ever.”Next year’s Leadership Package will include a variety of experiences with partners and Sport Industry Group, including an Executive Leadership Workshop hosted at the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University London; a 24-hour leadership experience with the Inspirational Development Group (IDG) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; a workshop from legal experts, Howard Kennedy, a membership to the Sport Industry Breakfast Club 2019; and additional networking and learning opportunities, as well as personal development and an introduction to an expanded and powerful network of like minded peers. On entering the process, Emily Clarke – recently promoted to head of marketing at Surrey CCC – said: “It’s such a valuable process for self-evaluation. You learn so much about you, what direction you want to take your career, and also you get the opportunity to meet such a valuable network. You meet so many interesting people and you can make the most of meeting people you would never otherwise meet. It’s all set up to enhance and progress you and your career. There are not many other opportunities out there at all, let alone targeted to the sport industry.”“Take your time over the application form,” added Joanna Gomer, senior consultant – partnerships, Lidl UK. “Be honest, and don’t be afraid to show what you’ve got because you’re probably better than you think you are.”Entry to Sport Industry NextGen is a free online process. Entries are open here via the Enter tab, and will close at 5pm on Friday 14th September 2018.Applicants will be assessed by a select group of experts comprising of Sport Industry NextGen Coaches, leadership specialists and key industry partners who will select the group of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders for 2018.Sport Industry NextGen Coaches include the likes of: Sir Keith Mills; Sport England CEO, Jennie Price; Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, David Grevemberg; Co-Founder, One Young World, Kate Robertson; broadcaster Leon Mann; writer, communicator and strategist, Alastair Campbell, and more. Sport Industry NextGen is supported by official partners Howard Kennedy and Loughborough University London, and Inspirational Development Group (IDG) as an official leadership package partner. Share Share StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

#Donkomi: Guardiola opens up on Sane’s exit rumours

first_imgGerman international, Leroy Sane has not told the Manchester City hierarchy he wants to leave the club.The 23-year-old has two years left on his contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich throughout the summer.City boss, Pep Guardiola has confirmed the player is open to a new contract but a “bit different”.“I know the rumours exist,” Guardiola said, “I want players who want to stay.“The player didn’t tell me anything, that’s the reality. He is our player and we want him to stay.”Sane joined the Premier League champions from Schalke for £37m in 2016, but he made just 21 league starts for the Blues last term and negotiations over an extension to his existing deal appear to be no closer to resolution.“We tried to extend the contract for more than a year, we were quite close a month ago but now it’s a bit different. I cannot say anymore,” Guardiola added.last_img read more

WBKB’s Mothers Day Special: Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms Out There

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMothers Day is here and 1st graders at Ella White Elementary, and students at Thunder Bay Junior High were very busy earlier this week preparing heartfelt gift for their moms. Enjoy! WBKB News wishes all of the mothers out there a wonderful Mothers Day.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ella white elementary, Mothers Day, Thunder Bay Junior HighContinue ReadingPrevious ACC Honor Students Recognized for High Achievements with Annual BreakfastNext 8th Grade Band Members from Thunder Bay Junior High Take a Trip of a Lifetime to get Inspired With Musiclast_img read more

Eto’o offers Chelsea hope of return ahead of PSG clash

first_imgSamuel Eto’o has offered Chelsea hope that he might yet be available for Tuesday’s return leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Paris St Germain after the Cameroon striker played a part in training at Cobham on the eve of the fixture.The veteran striker, who turned 33 last month, has been absent from the first-team since suffering a hamstring strain during the 6-0 victory over Arsenal on 22 March. Eto’o had hoped to play a part at Parc des Princes last week but was not deemed fit enough to travel but, having sat out Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 win over Stoke, he ventured out on to the training pitch on Monday morning, joking with Fernando Torres and John Mikel Obi as he walked with his team-mates from the main building and out on to the turf.Eto’o undertook his own stretching routine, working with the assistant first-team coach Rui Faria, while José Mourinho’s squad conducted their warm-up with the fact the striker was not able to play a full part from the start an indication of the serious doubts still surrounding his participation against the French.But the reality that he felt able to feature at all represents progress, with Mourinho and his fitness staff now to monitor his fitness before deciding whether or not to start the game with the Cameroonian.His potential availability would represent a huge boost to Chelsea as they attempt to claw back a 3-1 deficit from the first leg. Eto’o has scored 11 goals this season, all at Stamford Bridge, and is the most prolific of the club’s three available strikers. The last of his goals had opened the scoring early on against Arsenal. Indeed, he has registered in each of his last three appearances having also been on the scoresheet against Tottenham Hotspur and Galatasaray.If Eto’o is not deemed to be ready for the second leg, Mourinho is likely to select Torres – who was dropped for the first game, with Andre Schurrle preferred as a makeshift No9 – ahead of Demba Ba for the role. Chelsea’s options are limited against PSG, with Ramires suspended following his third booking of the competition at Parc des Princes. Both Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah, who trained with the squad this morning, are ineligible with Marco van Ginkel, who has featured for three times for the under-21s since recovering from knee ligament damage suffered in a League Cup tie at Swindon last autumn, a possibility for the substitutes’ bench alongside the likes of Nathan Ake and Tomas Kalas.last_img read more