Lady Bulldog Spikers Battle Lady Panthers In Hard Fought Battle

first_imgThe Varsity Lady Bulldogs defeated the Jennings County Panthers last night in a HOT hard-fought battle in the dog pound. It took 5 sets but the Dogs came out on top in the end.It was a great win with contributions made on every level. The defense was led by senior Macy Prickel and freshman Laney Walsman. Kylie Laker was everywhere on the court contributing tough serves and leading the team in assists. Cayman Werner took over at the net with the help of Nikki Fox.  It was great to have Kerigan back in action with some key blocks. Great team effort!The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday at Milan for the Ripley County Tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV Volleyball team has hit a bit of a rough patch this week with some injuries and inconsistent play. The team was defeated by Jennings County. Scores were 25-18, 25-14.In set one, Shelby Westerfeld served 8 straight points including 2 aces to get our team off to a great start only to have our own struggles with serve reception allow the Panthers to come back. With a couple of players fighting knee and leg injuries, the aggressive net play of Jennings County overwhelmed the home team’s defensive coverage. Faith Tekulve provided a spark in set two with 2 kills and a much-needed momentum spurt for the Lady Dogs.The team hopes to bounce back as they travel to Milan to compete in the Ripley County Tourney on Saturday. The JV’s record is 9-6 on the season. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Football News Lionel Messi Scores For First Time In La Liga Season, Barcelona Thrash Sevilla

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Barcelona: Barcelona are back in form and La Liga’s big three are back at the top of the table after the defending champions put on a finishing masterclass to thrash Sevilla 4-0. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season by curling in a brilliant free-kick at Camp Nou after three goals in eight minutes from Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembele had already put Sevilla out of sight. Suarez launched the flurry, his stunning left-footed bicycle kick arguably even better than the volley he scored in the Champions League win over Inter Milan on Wednesday.  Vidal then finished a superb passing move that involved all 11 Barca players and Dembele powered through to make it three before Messi added a fourth in the second half.The match descended into farce late on as Barcelona’s debutant Ronald Araujo was sent off and Dembele followed after collecting a second yellow card for dissent. By then, the game was long gone as victory pushed Barcelona up to second in the table, two points behind Real Madrid and one above Atletico, who could have done with some of the Catalans’ classy finishing in their goalless draw away at Real Valladolid.  For all the turbulence and scrutiny on Ernesto Valverde and Zinedine Zidane, Barca and Madrid head into the international break not only as the league’s two frontrunners but with confidence and momentum too. Eden Hazard scored his first goal for Madrid in their 4-2 win over Granada on Saturday and Barca’s star man is off the mark as well after his own injury-interrupted start to the season. This was Barcelona’s fourth consecutive victory.  Messi’s return has increased the pressure on Antoine Griezmann, who was left out of the starting line-up following his quiet display against Inter. Dembele was preferred on the left of the front three. Sevilla, who drop to sixth, had eight shots to Barcelona’s seven in the first half but were three down at the break.    De Jong still waits  Luuk de Jong is yet to score since his move from PSV Eindhoven last summer and the 29-year-old had four excellent chances to break his duck, three of them before Barca had taken the lead.  He fired Lucas Ocampos’ pull-back straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen, sidefooted wide and mistimed a header. In the second half, Arthur lost possession on the edge of his box but still De Jong could not capitalise, lashing his shot against the post.  Also Read | Luis Suarez Scores Brace, Lionel Messi Help Barcelona Beat Inter Milan In UEFA Champions LeagueIn between, Barca had already made him pay. Suarez’s effort was probably the pick of the trio in terms of difficulty, as he launched himself into the air, turned and threw his weaker left foot over the ball, and banged it into the net. Five minutes later it was two, this one a team goal, quite literally, as all of Barca’s players touched the ball in 85 seconds of build-up. Arthur’s cross was the 25th pass, finding the sliding Vidal who was just onside.Also Read | Mohamed Salah, Egypt Football Federation Fall-Out After FIFA Awards Vote ControversyThe third three minutes later was about pace and power, and a mistake from Sevilla too, as Arthur robbed Fernando Reges. Dembele raced clear, fooled Diego Carlos with a dummy shot, before guiding the ball into the far corner. After his fourth miss, De Jong was taken off and Messi went close after a barnstorming run. The only surprise was that he had not yet scored and he fixed that in the 78th minute after Sevilla gave him a third attempt at a free-kick. This time he did not miss.The 20-year-old defender Araujo had come on for his debut in the 73rd minute and was sent off in the 87th for tugging down Javier Hernandez as Barcelona’s last man. Dembele then saw red after picking up a second yellow card for dissent. Atletico’s stalemate means they have managed only two wins from their last seven games in all competitions and they could even have lost if Valladolid’s Sandro Ramirez had not skied a first-half penalty. Diego Simeone’s side managed only one shot on target. Valladolid sit 13th, with two wins from eight games.last_img read more

Cricket News MC Mary Kom ‘Not Afraid’ To Face Nikhat Zareen In Olympic Qualifiers Trial

first_imgNew Delhi: “I am not scared to face Nikhat Zareen,” avowed celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom, saying it would just be a “formality” to beat her in the trials for the Olympic qualifiers. Mary Kom (51kg) found herself embroiled in a controversy with Zareen demanding a trial bout against her before the Indian squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers is decided. This was after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) stated that it intends to pick six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) for the event in China on the back of her recent bronze medal winning performance at the World Championships in Russia.   “The decision has been taken by BFI. I can’t change the rule. I can just perform. Whatever they decide, I will go with that. I’m not scared to face her, I am fine with the trials,” said Mary Kom on the sidelines of a felicitation program here. “I have defeated her many times since SAF Games but she keeps challenging me. I mean, what is the point? It is just a formality. BFI also knows who can win a medal at Olympics.”  Mary Kom said “people are jealous of me”.”It has happened with me in the past also. Perform on the ring, that is the real thing. BFI sends us for exposure trips so comeback with a gold, prove yourself,” she said. “I am not against her. She might be good in future, let her have the experience and focus on preparation for the highest level. I have been fighting for last 20 years. To challenge is easy but to perform is difficult.”  For selection of men’s team, BFI had decided that the medallists of the World Championships will be sent directly to the first Olympic qualifiers to be held in China. In women’s competition, BFI had said in August that only the gold and silver winners at the World Championships in Russia would be selected directly for the Olympic qualifiers in February. However, BFI now has decided to call a selection committee meeting next week to discuss Zareen’s plea.  Also Read | Nikhat Zareen Demands Trial Bout Against MC Mary Kom, Writes To Kiren RijijuMary Kom said there should be gender quality in the selection criteria. “I don’t care about all this. Let BFI take the decision. There should be gender equality, can’t have separate rules for men and women.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

MLB All-Star voting results 2019: Full AL and NL rosters, selections, starters, snubs

first_imgMORE: Sign up for DAZN to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound showAs usual, All-Star voting is part popularity contest, part reflection of the first half’s top performers. For all of the criticism the ballots receive each year, though, the game usually presents a fairly accurate snapshot of the league.All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.MLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterMLB All-Star voting results: American League rosterAlex Cora (Red Sox) will manage the AL team.StartersPos.PlayerTeamCGary SanchezYankees1BCarlos SantanaIndians2BDJ LeMahieuYankeesSSJorge PolancoTwins3BAlex BregmanAstrosOFMike TroutAngelsOFGeorge SpringerAstrosOFMichael BrantleyAstrosDHJ.D. MartinezRed SoxReservesPos.PlayerTeamCJames McCannWhite SoxIFMatt ChapmanA’sIFGleyber Torres**YankeesIFJose AbreuWhite SoxIFFrancisco LindorIndiansIFXander Bogaerts*Red SoxIFDaniel VogelbachMarinersOFMookie BettsRed SoxOFAustin MeadowsRaysOFWhit MerrifieldRoyalsOFJoey GalloRangers* Tommy La Stella and Hunter Pence were replaced because of injury.** Brandon Lowe, who replaced La Stella, was injured and in turn replaced by Gleyber Torres.PitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPJohn MeansOriolesSPMasahiro Tanaka*YankeesSPJose Berrios*TwinsSPLiam Hendriks*A’sSPLucas GiolitoWhite SoxSPShane Bieber*IndiansSPJustin VerlanderAstrosSPGerrit ColeAstrosRPRyan PresslyAstrosRPShane GreeneTigersRPBrad HandIndiansRPAroldis ChapmanYankees* Jake Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman were replaced because of injury. Charlie Morton and Mike Minor were replaced because of pitching schedule conflicts.MLB All-Star voting results: National League rosterDave Roberts (Dodgers) will take charge of the NL squad.StartersPos.PlayerTeamCWillson ContrerasCubs1BFreddie FreemanBraves2BKetel MarteDiamondbacksSSJavier BaezCubs3BNolan ArenadoRockiesOFChristian YelichBrewersOFRonald Acuna Jr.BravesOFCody BellingerDodgersReservesPos.PlayerTeamCJ.T. RealmutoPhilliesCYasmani GrandalBrewersIFPete AlonsoMetsIFJosh BellPiratesIFPaul DeJongCardinalsIFMax Muncy*DodgersIFTrevor StoryRockiesIFKris BryantCubsIFMike MoustakasBrewersOFJeff McNeilMetsOFDavid DahlRockiesOFCharlie BlackmonRockies* Anthony Rendon was replaced because of injury.PitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPLuis CastilloRedsSPSandy AlcantaraMarlinsSPSonny Gray*RedsSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersSPBrandon Woodruff*BrewersSPMike SorokaBravesSPWalker BuehlerDodgersSPClayton KershawDodgersSPJacob deGromMetsRPFelipe Vazquez*PiratesRPKirby YatesPadresRPWill SmithGiants* Max Scherzer was replaced because of a pitching schedule conflict. Josh Hader was replaced because of injury. Zack Greinke was replaced because of a personal matter.Who was the top MLB All-Star vote-getter?Mike Trout led the voting amid a season he’s pacing the AL in walks (76), on-base percentage (.455) and slugging percentage (.630). Trout’s 26 home runs give him a chance to set a career-high in that category.The people love @miketrout. pic.twitter.com/FtDqQucwA5— MLB (@MLB) June 28, 2019Let’s celebrate unheard of All-Stars | Why isn’t Mike Trout in the Derby?What were the biggest All-Star snubs?Several players might been disappointed at not being named a starter. Josh Bell, for example, fell just short in the NL despite hitting 21 home runs and batting .310 so far this season. Hometown favorite Francisco Lindor didn’t even make the cut as a finalist for starting AL shortstop.Both of those guys still made the final rosters given their first-half play, though. Others missed the All-Star Game entirely — and probably should have made it. In the AL, Gleyber Torres (Yankees) and Yoan Moncada (Whiter Sox) had good resumes, each blasting double-digit home runs as infielders and playing exceptional defense. Torres eventually made the team as an injury replacement, but Moncada did not. The real snub here may have been Rafael Devers (Red Sox), though, considering his .328 batting average, 16 home runs and eight stolen bases.On the NL side, Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. — who is hitting .324 with 12 homers and 13 steals — was a major snub. How did voting work for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game?A preliminary round of fan voting established three starting options at each position in the field, and an “Election Day” period on June 26 and 27 determined the official starters. Cora and Roberts will determine the starting pitcher for each squad, and Roberts will select the DH for the NL. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 9.It’s the first time the city has hosted the midsummer classic since 1997, when the Indians were in the middle of a run to the World Series. The Indians are hopeful they can reach the postseason again in 2019, but the upstart Twins, who lead the AL Central, may stand in their way of a bid.last_img read more

Breaking News: Judge orders jury to find man not guilty in death of motorcyclist

first_imgA Lifford man has been found not guilty by the direction of the Judge of dangerous driving causing the death of a motorcyclist.Hugh Shalvey, 34, was killed when his Honda motorbike collided with a jeep and trailer in Raphoe in October, 2014. The man driving the jeep and trailer, David McCauley, 36, was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.However, following various witnesses being heard over the past two days, Judge Terence O’Sullivan halted the trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court.It follows a plea for direction by Mr McCauley’s barrister Jonathan Kilfeather not to find his client guilty.After reviewing the evidence, Judge O’Sullivan agreed that the evidence had not reached a level to find Mr McCauley, of Drumleen, Lifford, guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.The court had heard that Mr Shalvey had been killed instantly when his Honda 900 motorbike collided with a trailer being driven by Mr McCauley.The trailer was turning right into a farmyard outside Raphoe when the accident happened.Gardai had claimed that the right indicator light on Mr McCauley’s trailer was not working.However, the accused claimed that just weeks before the accident, he had had his trailer serviced and all lights checked.Evidence in the case was given by Garda Forensic officers as well as other motorists who were in the vicinity of the crash when it happened just before 4pm on the afternoon of October 29th, 2014.Judge O’Sullivan ordered the jury of nine men and three women to find the accused not guilty of dangerous driving causing death.He said “There is no case to answer in the case of dangerous driving causing death in the evidence heard. We have a job to do that if a case doesn’t get over a certain level then we withdraw it. These are difficult cases and I would like to express my sympathies to family and friends of Mr Shalvey.Breaking News: Judge orders jury to find man not guilty in death of motorcyclist was last modified: April 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Hugh ShalveyLiffordRaphoelast_img read more