Centerville Wins The Battle Of The Bulldogs

first_imgBatesville Bulldogs Swimming traveled to Centerville High School to compete in dual meet competition. Both teams swam well, but fell short. The women losing 102-71 and the men falling to 0-3 in dual meet action with a score of 121-45.Batesville vs. Centerville Swimming (11-30)“Both teams swam very well winning a handful of events while also obtaining some season best times,” head coach Greg McMullen said, “Centerville is tough opponent, but we were able to come out and swim our races.”  Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.Event winners included:  Girl’s 200 Medley Relay (Ashley Daulton, Audra Brewer, Halle Renck, Kate Poltrack); Joseph Choi – 100 Free, 100 Breast; Poltrack – 500 Free; Brewer – 100 Breast.Event runner-ups:  Men’s 200 Medley Relay (Skylar Simpson, Joseph Choi, Ethan Brewer, Grant Meyers); Sonja Gaulin – 200 Free; Skylar Simpson – 200 Free; Ashley Daulton – 50 Free, 100 Back; Ella Gutzwiller – 100 Fly; A. Brewer – 100 Free; Gwen Martin – 500 Free; Quinn Rasnick – 500 Free; Men’s 200 Free Relay (Meyers, Adam Hollowell, E. Brewer, Choi); E. Brewer – 100 Back;– Women’s 400 Free Relay (Poltrack, Ertel, Simpson, Daulton).last_img read more

Ghana FA fires all national teams’ coaching staff

first_imgRelatedPosts Ghana FA says FIFA Relief Fund meant to bring football back CR7 gets 10-year UAE Gold Card visa Ghana appoint new Black Stars coach Ghana’s Football Association has sacked the coaches of all their men’s and women’s national teams. The GFA did not give a reason for the move. But its President Kurt Okraku, who was appointed in October, promised to “build a new association”. This had followed allegations of bribery and corruption in a documentary filmed by an investigative journalist. The development has now brought to an end Kwesi Appiah’s second reign as the national team coach. He was appointed a second time in 2017 following a two-year stint between 2012 and 2014. Under Appiah, Ghana failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after playing in the three previous editions. They were eliminated in the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations last year – their earliest exit since 2006. “The Ghana Football Association has dissolved the technical teams of all national teams with immediate effect. The decision affects both male and female national teams,” GFA had said in a statement released late on Thursday. “The GFA extends its appreciation to all coaches and members of the respective national teams for their contributions to our teams and Ghana football. We wish them all the best in their endeavours.” The country decided to dissolve its national football association in 2018 after a recording in the documentary appeared to show officials, including the body’s then president Kwesi Nyantakyi, taking kickbacks. Nyantakyi, also a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was later banned for life by FIFA. Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2018 FIFA World CupGhana FAKurt OkrakuKwesi Appiahlast_img read more

Syracuse’s offense again one-dimensional in 63-20 loss at Maryland

first_imgCOLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tommy DeVito rolled to his right, pulled up just short of the Maryland sideline, planted his right foot and unleashed a throw right to Terrapins defensive back Jordan Mosley on the sideline. Two plays later, with more than nine minutes until the half, UM running back Anthony McFarland went untouched for a 20-yard touchdown, putting Maryland ahead, 28-7.It was the second-straight week DeVito threw a ball he maybe should’ve thrown away that was subsequently intercepted. The difference this Saturday versus last? While Liberty didn’t score, Maryland turned two first-half turnovers into 14 points. “It’s not one guy making mistakes out there,” head coach Dino Babers said postgame. “It’s very, very complicated. It’s not simple. And it takes an entire family to make that thing go. And we have work to do.” While No. 21 Syracuse’s (1-1) offense improved its passing game and yardage output from Week 1 to 2, the Orange scored fewer points, struggled to run the ball and, for the second-straight week, played one-dimensionally. Against Liberty, SU turned to a rushing-based offense to wear down its opponent; Maryland’s large lead dictated the Orange air it out. Regardless, with the No. 1 team in the country visiting in a week, Syracuse needs to find balance to boost an offense currently averaging 22 points a game, and one that put up 20 points in a 63-20 loss to Maryland (2-0). AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think that we moved the ball a little bit better on offense but we need to be able to execute more in the red zone … We need to put more points up on the board,” DeVito said. Syracuse’s m.o. since Babers took charge is moving fast on offense to maximize opportunities. His up-tempo, spread out attack averaged 40.2 points a season ago. Despite having a new quarterback, SU’s offense — one with a bevy of options at running back and wide receiver — figured to still be a potent, even force. But against the Flames, it became evident early that the Orange would have struggles previous iterations of its offense didn’t have. Against Liberty, SU couldn’t move the ball through the air consistently. DeVito struggled to find a rhythm with receivers and Liberty defended deep combinations well. SU adjusted to the looks LU gave it, feeding running backs Abdul Adams, Moe Neal and Jarveon Howard en route to a 24-0 win. Saturday was the exact opposite. Syracuse ran the ball OK to start the game — averaging just more than four yards per carry — but a three-and-out and a turnover on back-to-back drives to start the game stuck the Orange in a 14-0 hole with little option but to abandon running the ball. “If you run the ball,” Babers said, “The game runs out on you.”And even as SU began to air it out, trying to keep pace with Maryland’s blistering attack, it didn’t find immediate success. The halftime stats were, compared to a week ago, encouraging, but trailing 42-13 at half doesn’t make 167 passing yards for two touchdowns and an interception look good. Two sacks to boot were, while a step in the right direction for the Orange, not enough. “As far as everybody knows, we’re all pass,” DeVito said of Saturday’s game. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerUp big and keyed in on SU’s necessary passing zeal, the Terrapins consistently dropped extra men into coverage. DeVito frequently navigated the pocket, found space to roll out, then kept rolling and rolling, trying, and often failing to find an open receiver down the field. When SU’s wideouts reached the far boundary on their routes, lined up with DeVito down the sideline, they rarely freestyled or tried to find space to get open. On a 4th and 8 late in the game, SU went for it. DeVito rolled right. His options down the sideline were covered. On fourth down, he could’ve risked forcing a throw to the end zone — an interception for a touchback is harmless — but waited and ended up throwing the ball away for a turnover on downs. In other situations, DeVito had the option to pick up yards on the ground — yards Eric Dungey readily ran for in the past — but opted to keep reading the defense to make a throw. It’s a personal preference, DeVito said postgame, to keep looking for a pass, but he did note that after watching the film, he’s sure there will be looks where he should’ve and could’ve used his legs to move the offense. “There’s a whole bunch of different pictures I’ll be able to look at and I’ll learn from that this week on film,” DeVito said.Syracuse beat Liberty by making its offense one-dimensional. While it wanted to be more balanced Saturday, it became evident quickly that SU’s run game wouldn’t get it where it needed to go and by necessity, SU modified its play-calling tendencies.It was always going to take some time for Syracuse’s 2019 offense to form a new identity, one shaped by a new quarterback, a new offensive line and the next generation of pass-catchers and running backs. Through two games, it’s been unbalanced, inefficient and, at times, hard to watch.  Comments Published on September 7, 2019 at 6:10 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mariano Rivera had a heckin’ good time at his first Yankees Old Timers’ Day

first_imgRivera was assisted by a bit of shoddy center field defense from relief pitcher Jeff Nelson. And now, a hilarious tweet:From Enter Sandman to Exit Velocity Sandman. #Yankees— Joe (@JoeRiveraSN) June 23, 2019Rivera, baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Famer, gets to live another dream out of his in July, when he’s inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sunday’s edition, the 73rd annual, featured a number of firsts for Rivera, someone who has accomplished so much in his career: his first appearance at an Old Timers’ Day, his first career base hit, his first career home run and his first appearance playing center field. You might not find those on his Baseball-Reference page, though. “I always looked forward to this day,” Rivera said. “All those years, those 19 seasons that I played, I always [wondered] when Old Timers’ Day was gonna be. I was here, early, for all those games. You share with those guys. You listen to their stories. It was amazing.”MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIt’s been nearly six years since Rivera threw his last cutter for the Yankees, but he apparently is still no stranger to the big stage of Yankee Stadium, and it was apparent on Sunday.So here are a few things that the man called “Mo” accomplished in his first Old Timers’ Day.He clowned Paul O’NeillOld Timers’ Day matchups can always make for hilarious moments.The always entertaining YES Network color man Paul O’Neill was incredulous when Rivera took the mound in the first inning, partially in fear of facing one of the greatest relievers of all time.Sandman’s still got it.Mariano Rivera takes the mound & delivers his signature cutter! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/MEM2nM1rnA— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 23, 2019O’Neill, Rivera’s teammate between 1995 and 2001, earned praise from the closer. “I remember all those years, that’s the guy that we want at the plate during crucial times,” Rivera said. “One of the most passionate hitters that I’ve ever played with.”But Rivera got the last laugh.”I threw a cookie there, he just missed it.”He played center fieldOn May 3, 2012, the Yankees lost to the Royals 4-3 in Kauffman Stadium, but the Yankees arguably took a bigger loss before the game.Rivera was known for patroling the outfield during batting practice, shagging fly balls as a way to stay loose and in shape. He landed awkwardly on a catch and tore his ACL and meniscus, sidelining him for the rest of the season.Well, in his first Old Timers’ Day, Rivera earned a modicum of redemption and closure.”I always told Joe Torre, ‘You should put me in center field,'” Rivera said. “I told Joe, ‘You can put me in the eighth inning, I’ll get the last out in center field, then I’ll come back and pitch the ninth,’ but he didn’t want to do it.”Mariano Rivera patrolling centerfield.Wait, what?! pic.twitter.com/dA4E8aTkyQ— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 23, 2019He hit an inside-the-park home runIn Rivera’s career, he allowed 76 home runs in 1,283 2/3 innings. On Sunday, he added a round tripper of his own.Mo with an inside-the-park home run!🐐 Mariano Rivera DOES IT ALL 🐐 pic.twitter.com/9hPjMjkN1l— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 23, 2019When was his last inside-the-park home run, you might ask?”Are you kidding me?” Rivera said after his. “Not even in softball.” NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera showed some emotion.Granted, it was a smile and a lot of laughs, but the stoic Rivera, apparently, had a great time at his first Old Timers’ Day. last_img read more