first_imgThe St. Nicholas 7th and 8th teams defeated Batesville Bulldogs at Batesville on Thursday (9-4).In the 7th grade game, it was St. Nick over Batesville 25-15 in set 1 and 25-15 in set 2. The 7th grade team is now undefeated with a record of 5-0.In the 8th grade game, it was also St. Nick over Batesville 25-16 and 25-13. The 8th grade team is perfect in regular season with a record of 5-0, but overall, including tourney play, their record stands at 7-1.‘The girls play well as a team and are a joy to coach.’  STN Coach Debbie Gregg.The 7th grade BMS volleyball team lost to St. Nicholas in 2 games. Scores were 15-25; 15-25.Macy Prickel was perfect on all 10 of her serves earning 6 points. Abby Westerfeld was the top spiker with 3 kills, while Jade Pflum and Kayla Meyer chipped in with 4 and 3 good spikes respectively.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team fell to a scrappy St. Nicholas team by the scores 16-25; 13-25.Kylie Wanninger was 11 for 11 from the service line with 8 points including 4 aces. Tori Kurtz, Jennifer Speer, Maggie Walsman, and Caitlynn Werner each had a kill in the front line.The teams will travel to North Decatur on Tuesday, September 9th with the 7th grade game beginning at 6 PM.Courtesy of Trojans and Bulldogs Coaches Debbie Gregg and Shelly Prickel.last_img read more


first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses for photos with Justin Bieber after defeating Canelo Alvarez during a 152-pound title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)by Tim DahlbergLAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.Fighting off his shortest layoff in years, Mayweather was sharp, efficient and sometimes brutal in dismantling an unbeaten fighter who was bigger and was supposed to punch harder. He frustrated Alvarez early, pounded him with big right hands in the middle rounds, and made him look just like he said he would — like any other opponent. Mayweather was favored 117-111 and 116-112 on two ringside scorecards while a third inexplicably had the fight 114-114. The Associated Press scored it 119-109 for Mayweather.“I just listened to my corner, listened to my dad,” Mayweather said. “My dad had a brilliant game plan, and I went out there and got the job done.”Mayweather remained unbeaten in 45 fights and added another piece of the junior middleweight title to his collection in a fight that was fought at a 152-pound limit. Alvarez weighed in at that weight, but was an unofficial 165 pounds when he got into the ring while Mayweather, who weighed in at 150 1/2 pounds, was an even 150.The extra weight did Alvarez no good and the punching power that brought him 30 knockouts in 43 fights wasn’t a help either. The Mexican star was seldom able to land a solid punch, with most of his punches either missing or glancing off of Mayweather.“No doubt he’s a great fighter, a very intelligent fighter,” Alvarez said. “There was no solution for him.”Mayweather said he actually had to put on weight during the day to even get close to what he weighed the day before.“When I woke up this morning, I was 146 pounds, so I had to call my chef and get something in my system,” he said.Mayweather’s speed was the difference all night as he was able to land straight rights and left jabs, then get out of the way before Alvarez was able to respond. But while Mayweather used great defense, he wasn’t afraid to attack often and at different angles, finding Alvarez with punches he couldn’t anticipate.“He’s very talented, very elusive,” Alvarez said.When it was over, Mayweather didn’t even celebrate, walking over to a corner to look at the crowd. Just another payday, just another win for Money May. The only surprise came when it was announced the decision wasn’t unanimous, with judge C.J. Ross scoring it even.“I can’t control what the judges do,” Mayweather said.Alvarez was supposed to be Mayweather’s greatest challenge and he did his best to force the action. Like others, though, he couldn’t solve the puzzle that is Mayweather and spent much of his night punching at an opponent who had already moved away from him.“I didn’t know how to get him, it’s extremely simple,” Alvarez said. “He’s a great fighter, very intelligent. The frustration was getting in there, but he’s a great fighter. We tried to catch him.”Alvarez said before the fight that he had the game plan to solve Mayweather’s tricky defense and fast hands. If it failed, he said, he had other game plans he would implement to win the fight.But he had no plan that worked once he got into the ring and found out just how difficult Mayweather can be.“At the same time, he also missed me a lot,” Alvarez said. “His punches landed on my gloves.”Ringside punch stats showed Mayweather dominance, crediting him with landing 232 of 505 punches to 117 of 526 for Alvarez.The sellout crowd of 16,746 at the MGM Grand on Mexican Independence weekend tried its best to urge Alvarez (42-1-1) on, but the cheers of “Canelo! Canelo!” were faint and wistful by the late rounds. Mayweather was so much in charge that the only question was whether the ringside judges would allow him to pitch a shutout.They didn’t, but that was the only disappointment on a night that Mayweather solidified his claim to being one of the best ever and padded his bank account in a way no other fighter has ever done.Mayweather came out aggressive and used his speed to hit Alvarez with one or two shots in the early rounds and then get safely out of the way. Alvarez tried to stalk Mayweather and throw right hands, but Mayweather was usually safely out of the way by the time the punches arrived.“He’s a tough competitor,” Mayweather said. “A tough competitor.”Alvarez kept trying to force the fight, but every time he went after Mayweather he paid for it with a counter right or a combination to the head. By the fourth round he was beginning to get frustrated, landing a low blow that angered Mayweather, who was further angered when Alvarez refused to touch gloves with him to resume the fight.The fight was one of the richest ever — if not the richest ever — with a live gate of $20 million and at least another $100 million from pay-per-view. Tickets were so hot that celebrities were actually offering to buy them and some tickets were being offered online for as much as $29,000.Mayweather was the big beneficiary of that, making a guaranteed $41.5 million to $5 million for Alvarez. Add in his purse from his win over Robert Guererro in May and Mayweather made $73 million in two fights — easily making him the highest-paid athlete in the country.Alvarez had some star power himself, with his red hair, good lucks and big punching power winning over most of his native Mexico. The fight was on free TV in Mexico, and some estimates were that 70 million people would watch. Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a punch against Canelo Alvarez in the ninth round during a 152-pound title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)last_img read more


first_imgCole Arcuri of Nelson and Scott Davidson and Jake Lucchini of Trail head the list of players following training camp for the Kootenay Ice Major Midget squad this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Arcuri, a defenceman, is a rookie on the Major Midget squad.He’s joined by Davidson and Lucchini, both returning for their second season.The team is coached by Mario DiBella and assistant Sean Dooley.Last year DiBella skippered the Kootenay Wildcats Female team while Dooley was an assistant with the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL.Other players committed to the program include Seth Schmidt and Jason Richter of Cranbrook, Quinn Klimchuk and Darren Medeiros of Castlegar, Colby Livingstone of Creston, Mitch Foyle of Beaver Valley, Jeremy McGregor of Grand Forks and Craig Martin of Trail.Jordan Davie of Kaslo declined an invitation to the team.More than 50 players attended the three-day camp.Thirty-three players remain in camp including Nelsonites Brandon Sookro, Colton Dawson and defenceman Tyler Podgorenko.The Ice is part of the 11-team B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for players 15, 16 and 17 year old.In 2010-11 the Kootenay Ice finished 10th overall with an 8-25-7 record. Some of last year’s team, including Dryden Hunt of Nelson and Luke Bertolucci of Trail, used seasoning in the BCMMHL to garner potential spots on Tier II Junior A rosters in the B.C. Hockey League.Hunt is off to the camp of the Westside Warriors later this [email protected]last_img read more


first_img LEGAL ACTION ST.JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has defended its decision to impose a 20 percent levy on the contract fees of its T20 stars playing in overseas domestic tournaments, saying revenue raised will be used to aid the development of players in the territories. A statement from the WICB released yesterday says some of the funds will be disbursed as an incentive for territories to “expose new cricket talent”. The unprecedented move by the WICB proposed to take 20 percent of T20 players’ contract fees in exchange for a no-objection certificate (NOC) to compete in overseas T20 tournaments. “A portion of these funds derived from these release fees will also go back to the clubs and franchises/territories in recognition of the role they played in developing the player and as an incentive for them to continuously expose new cricket talent,” the statement said. “The WICB earlier this year distributed player production fees to all the territories/franchises and clubs from which players came from.” The WICB says it has communicated its new policy to the CEOs and Presidents of all ICC full members. The Statement says that so far India and Bangladesh have agreed to release the fees. However, there are reports that WICB’s new policy has been rejected by Cricket South Africa, and there has been no response yet from the Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia. “The WICB is in the process of discussions with the various full members as to the other boards’ acceptance of that position. The dialogue is ongoing and we wait on official word,” said the statement. “In addition to India, Bangladesh has also agreed to the release fees. The practice is also used in other jurisdictions like England”. The Federation of International Players’ Association (FICA) has condemned the move and has threatened legal action against the WICB. Insignia Sports, who manages all-rounders Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle among others, also plans to challenge the WICB move. “WICB understands that this policy decision may result in reciprocal agreements from other full member boards for obtaining NOCs for their players,” said the WICB statement. “We view this approach as necessary to preserve the best interests of West Indies cricket at both domestic and international levels”.last_img read more


first_imgWhat any fool with a basic cable package could have deduced a month ago was confirmed by Raiders owner Mark Davis on Sunday after his team’s 20-6 loss to the San Diego Chargers.It’s all his fault.“I always look in the mirror, and the buck stops with me,” Davis told ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “Where this team is right now is my fault.”Right now the Raiders are 1-8, on a five-game losing streak, with quarterback Derek Carr looking too often dazed and confused, with projected offensive play-makers …last_img


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The fifth and final session of the Convention was packed with highlights. The packed house heard from the band and chorus, talented soloists and State President Mary Bueller her impressive retiring address.  The new officer team was announced and more than 900 FFA members were aware their State FFA Degree. Mary Buehler’s sibling introduced her prior to her retiring address. Mary Buehler talked about the inner “like” button. Mary Buehler It was emotional time for the retiring state officers. Throughout convention Mary Buehler had FFA members hand out these cards, starting with just a few, but eventually they reached most of the crowd in attendance. Macey Butchko from Firelands wowed the crowd with her vocal performance. Danielle Hannan from Liberty Union sang for the crowd. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees.last_img read more


first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Despite early exit, Philippines shows it can compete against world’s best 3×3 teams Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Filipino bet Merwin Tan took home the gold in the 20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships Saturday in Sarawak, Malaysia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: PH Youth bowl squad in World title huntThe 19-year-old Tan, a national team mainstay, ruled the Boy’s Singles event with a six-game total of 1,352 pinfalls in the opening day of the biennial meet.center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue READ: Positive thinking pushes young Tan to boys crownWilliam Clark from Australia claimed the silver with 1,334 while Park Sang-hyeok of South Korea registered 1,326 to settle for bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more


first_imgMadrid, Sept 30 (AFP) Real Madrid were criticised by Israeli officials on Saturday after Ahed Tamimi, a teenager associated with Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation, was pictured being presented with a club shirt. The 17-year-old is visiting Spain this week with her family to participate in various social and political events. According to top Spanish sports daily Marca, she was offered a Real jersey and posed for photos with Emilio Butragueno, the club’s former striker and now director of institutional relations. However, Real Madrid has not issued any official statement regarding her invitation on its social networks or website. When contacted by AFP, the club declined to comment.Daniel Kutner, Israel’s ambassador to Spain, wrote on Twitter: “Ahed Tamimi does not fight for peace, she defends violence and terror, the institutions that have received and celebrated her indirectly encourage aggression and not the dialogue and understanding that we need.” Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for the Israeli foreign minister, described the apparent welcome Real Madrid gave Tamimi as “shameful”, describing her as “a terrorist inciting to hatred and violence”. Tamimi has become a figure of Palestinian resistance since spending eight months in prison for slapping two soldiers from the Israel Defence Forces. She was released in late July. (AFP) ATATlast_img read more


first_imgWith less than two days until the Australian Touch Football Teams hit the fields for the start of the 2015 World Cup in Coffs Harbour, the Australian Open and Senior teams have ventured out into the community to give the locals some world class skills, tips and strategies.Australian Teams conducted skills and drills clinics at Boambee Primary School, Coffs Harbour Public School, Karangi Public School and Orara High School.  Players and coaching staff enlightened the staff and students on what it is like to play for their country. All participants were thrilled to have the Australian Teams at their schools and be able to participate in drills and skills sessions with such talented athletes.Australian teams also conducted visits of a different kind, making an appearance at Park Beach Plaza, swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic, visits to the Coffs Harbour Disability Support Services and Coffs Harbour Legacy Nursing Home, as well as a visit to the staff and animals at the RSPCA Animal Shelter. The patients, nurses and doctors at the Coffs Harbour Hospital’s Children’s Ward got a huge surprise when Australian Mixed players Kylie Hilder, Dean Springfield, Daniel Barton, Patricia Michaelopoulos and Manager Mat Gilbertson brought the children some special Touch Football Australia gift packs.For all the photos from this morning, check out our album on Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the Australian teams at the 2015 Touch World Cup:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAussie Visitslast_img read more


first_imgESPN College Football Playoff top 2015.ESPNWe’re now less than two months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. Get excited, people. In anticipation of the start of the upcoming season, let’s take a look at what ESPN’s preseason top 25 looks like. Can anyone but the defending national champions be No. 1? Nope. ESPN has the Crimson Tide at No. 1 heading into the season. Do they have it right?Here’s the full top 25.  Will Alabama get some more rings this season?Will Alabama get some more rings this season? 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Michigan 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Ohio State 10. Tennessee 11. USC 12. Georgia 13. Ole Miss 14. Oklahoma State 15. Michigan State 16. Washington  17. Houston 18. North Carolina 19. Oregon 20. TCU 21. Texas A&M 22. UCLA 23. Iowa 24. Miami 25. Louisville[ESPN]last_img read more