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ORVC Weekly Report (April 9 – April 14)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (April 9 – April 14)Players of the Week.Baseball: Brent Turner – Rising SunSoftball: Lindsay Montgomery – Rising SunGolf: Hunter Mefford – SouthwesternGirls Track: Kinsey Price – Rising Sun and Lauren Lundergan – Shawe MemorialBoys Track: Luke Welch – South Ripley and Leon Kinne – Shawe MemorialORVC Report (April 9-14)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Bulldogs Soccer Results

first_imgTuesday evening the Bulldogs traveled to South Dearborn for a match against the Knights winning 8-0.Our Batesville boys were eager to make up for a recent loss and started out the match with strong momentum. 35:39 We opened up with our first goal coming from combination play between JJ Kuisel and Kent Meyers on the right wing. Kent lofted the ball across into the left side netting. 31:55 Eli Pierson received a through ball down right sideline and crossed into JJ Kuisel for a one touch finish. 29:08 Joey Gutzwiller made a move on his defender creating space for a nice cross into the middle and Eli Pierson volleyed the ball out of the air into the net. 24:08 Eli Pierson ran onto a loose ball from a defensive mistake and his first shot bounced off the keeper, but he followed up and made the second shot. 2:19 The ball was sent in and the Knights defense struggled to clear it when Willy Sherwood with a nice follow up shot to goal. 1:12 Ian Powers lobbed the ball long to JJ Kuisel, who chipped the ball up, hitting the cross bar, and bouncing down into the goal.Second half continued, but rate of play slowed down. 13:42 in the second half JJ Kuisel dribbled in close to keeper and passed across to Eli Pierson for a one touch shot. The final goal of the match was at 11:27 when Ian Powers crossed to Willy for another one touch finish. The Bulldogs won their match 8-0 against the South Dearborn Knights. Saturday Batesville traveled to Shelbyville for an invitational tournament. In the first match Batesville played Anderson. The Bulldogs struggled to find possession against Anderson’s defense. 6:47 Batesville made a defensive mistake which gave Anderson a square ball in the back and lead to a close shot on goal. The second half continued and Anderson found their second goal when the ball was sent wide right and dribbled down for a 1v1 against the keeper. Batesville lost 2-0. The next match of the day was canceled due to opponent backing out of the tournament. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.last_img read more

After 0-for-13 start, Morrow carries Orange in crucial stretch of win over Northeastern

first_img Published on November 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjr Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img For one minute, Erica Morrow did what was expected of her. With Syracuse swapping leads with Northeastern late into the second half, SU needed a lift. It needed someone — anyone — to step up and take over the game. And Syracuse’s senior leader Morrow did just that. Despite an awful shooting night — 2-of-16 from the field — she put the team on her back for that crucial one minute. ‘I don’t think I had hit a shot all night, so definitely a relief for me,’ Morrow said. ‘But more importantly, to give us that cushion.’ In a span of 49 seconds, Morrow scored six points and had a steal. But it was the other 39:11 where she struggled, scoring just one point and shooting 0-for-13 from the field. Morrow’s night said it all for Syracuse, as the Orange trailed for most of the game against Northeastern — a team picked to finish dead last in the Colonial Athletic Association — before pulling out the win, 72-69.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘This was a game where her heart and her determination and her physicality really overwhelmed the other team,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. But Syracuse’s win was no sure thing. And the Orange needed every contribution it got from its leader. Morrow’s 3-pointer with 4:01 to go gave SU a four-point cushion — its largest lead of the game to that point at 63-59. After Northeastern cut the lead back to one, she got to the line and made 1-of-2 free throws. And then, after missing a jumper from the corner, Morrow followed her own miss, sliding inside and making the putback to up the lead back to four. A Morrow steal with SU in its full court press right afterward led to two more points, giving Syracuse a 68-62 lead that it managed to hold on to for the final three minutes. ‘Coach has me up at the top of the press to get up and pressure the ball, try to get deflections, rattle the point guard a little bit,’ Morrow said. ‘I was just trying to execute.’ Execution on defense was a must for Morrow because she couldn’t find her shot all night. She took just five shots in the first half and missed them all. By the time she knocked down the trey with four minutes remaining, she was 0-for-12. Had she missed that 3-pointer, she would have been 0-of-13 and still scoreless. Those were her final stats in SU’s Big East tournament loss to Connecticut last season. But Northeastern isn’t the No. 1 team in the nation. These Huskies ranked 237th in the nation last season in scoring defense. Still, she executed in other ways. Morrow grabbed six rebounds, including four on the offensive end, contributing to the 37 offensive rebounds the Orange had on the night. And the rest of the Syracuse team picked her up, fighting for those offensive rebounds and scratching for a victory. ‘We’re a whole team, so we’re going to have each other’s backs,’ sophomore center Kayla Alexander said. In the final seconds of the game with Syracuse up 71-69, Morrow was fouled and sent to the line for two shots, with a chance to ice SU’s season-opening victory. The senior coolly sank the first. But Morrow, a career 72 percent free-throw shooter, clanked the second off the right side of the rim. Fortunately, SU won the scramble for the rebound as the final four seconds of the game ticked off, sealing the Syracuse victory. It was a finishing touch on a forgetful shooting night for Morrow. But it was also a night when Syracuse was able to get the win despite the off game for its leader. That may be the more important lesson for the Orange. ‘At the end of the day, it’s about the win-loss column,’ Morrow said. ‘We got the win, and I mean I tried to help my teammates as much as possible.’ mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

Football Recruiting: Graduate Transfer LB Austin Valdez reportedly commits to Syracuse

first_imgFormer Bowling Green linebacker Austin Valdez will transfer to Syracuse as a graduate transfer, according to multiple reports.Valdez played under SU head coach Dino Babers at Bowling Green for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.The 6-foot-1, 236-pound linebacker has 222 career tackles, 144 of which came in 2015. The same season, Valdez was named first team All-Middle American Conference.In 2016, Valdez landed on the Butkus Award and Bednarik Award watch lists. The awards are given to the nations best linebacker and best defensive player, respectively.Valdez is the 29th player in Babers’ 2017 class. Track the rest of the class here.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on July 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Schreter: Romo turned out to be less of a success, more of a failure

first_imgTony Romo, long time Dallas Cowboys’ Quarterback, has retired at the age of 36 to pursue a career in sports broadcasting with CBS.Romo, a native of San Diego, had been the Cowboys’ starter ever since taking over from Drew Bledsoe in the 2006 season. This past season, Romo was sidelined due to injury and the emergence of rising star Dak Prescott at the position. Romo’s career was an enigma, to say the least. Let’s examine some of his successes and failures throughout.Men’s hockey: Here are all the Badgers currently playing in the 2017 NHL PlayoffsWith the NHL Playoffs beginning last weekend, it can be hard to know who to root for. Maybe your team Read…His failures all began Jan. 6, 2007 in the Wild Card game against Shaun Alexander, Matt Hasslebeck and the Seattle Seahawks. Leading the field down for a touchdown, all Romo had to do was handle the snap cleanly and the Cowboys would advance. Alas, the snap slipped through Romo’s hands and the Cowboys went home packing in Romo’s first season as starter.It was week 17 and the Cowboys were playing the Philadelphia Eagles in a (playoffs) affair Dec. 28, 2008. Romo laid an absolute egg throwing for just 183 yards with a passer rating of 55.8. The Cowboys got rocked 44-6. It was never even a game. Enough said.The Cowboys returned to the playoffs in 2010 and got promptly annihilated by Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers 34-3. Romo once again threw no touchdowns and for under 200 yards in what was an embarrassing defeat for America’s team.2012, week 17, my personal favorite. The Cowboys played the Giants, and once again, it was not even close, as the Cowboys fell miserably to the Giants in a 31-14 thumping by Eli and Co.College basketball’s top performers throughout historyCentral Michigan’s Marcus Keene recorded the first 50-point game in NCAA Division I play in the last four years a Read…Week 17 of the following season and the Cowboys were in yet another win and were up against the Washington Redskins (starting to notice a trend here?) Romo threw three interceptions, including a game-clinching one at the end of the fourth quarter. The Cowboys fell short again.For his career, Romo holds a 2 and 4 record in the playoffs as well as a 0-3 record in other win or go home games. This, paired with Romo’s lack of durability throughout his career and failure to ever even reach a Super Bowl, casts a dark light on the career of the quarterback who was supposed to bring America’s team back to the promised land.last_img read more

Versatile ‘hybrid’ frontcourt unlocks Syracuse offense

first_imgIn its season-opening win, Syracuse outrebounded Ohio by 25. But that statistic alone doesn’t define SU’s frontcourt. Against Ohio, the Orange had the three tallest players on the court at all times.Versus smaller teams, Hillsman likes to use big lineups, forward Emily Engstler said. He has that option because SU’s roster is populated by skilled forwards like Engstler, whom he calls “hybrids.” He can play three players over six-feet tall without sacrificing offensive spacing and playmaking.To fully execute Hillsman’s pace-and-space offense, Syracuse (1-0) relies on complementing an interchangeable combination of rim-running centers — Amaya Finklea-Guity, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi — with inside-out forwards in Engstler, Digna Strautmane and graduate transfer Brooke Alexander. And if the Orange can take away any lessons from their first win, it’s that they have the flexible frontcourt personnel to create mismatches.“I think we work well together,” Engstler said of the starting frontcourt of her, Strautmane and Finklea-Guity. “Me and Digna can shoot. We’re both bigs, but we’re not. So, I think it opens up a different variety on the court where other players can’t guard us.”Engstler opens up options for SU in both transition and in the half court. Over the summer, she’s trained to bring back the perimeter skills that “fell short” for her last season. The 6-foot-1 sophomore averaged 1.3 assists per game last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter almost each of Engstler’s seven defensive rebounds against Ohio, she pushed the ball up the court herself instead of throwing an outlet pass to a guard. Hillsman said she has the “green light” to run the point because of her ball-handling and passing skills.“I think it puts tons of pressure on the defense,” Finklea-Guity said, “Because I don’t think a lot of defenses really realize she can handle the ball as well as she can, so I think it throws people off.”In the half-court, Engstler often facilitates the offense, acting as SU’s secondary playmaker behind point guard Kiara Lewis. Several times against Ohio, she found Finklea-Guity underneath the basket with lobs over the top of the defense. If Finklea-Guity, who went 4-for-10 on Tuesday, had converted more inside, Engstler would’ve recorded a handful more assists than her total of two.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorEngstler likes to pass more than shoot, which sometimes frustrates Hillsman, who said he wishes Engstler was more selfish. Hillsman also wants Brooke Alexander, a 6-foot graduate transfer, to provide spacing off the bench.After a timeout in the second quarter, SU ran a play for Alexander, running Lewis off a high ball screen. Lewis read that Alexander’s defender sagged off into the paint, leaving her open in the corner. Alexander collected Lewis’ pass and sunk a 3-pointer, her first of eight points in 15 minutes.Last year at The University of Texas at Arlington, Alexander shot 39.3% from deep, what would’ve been the highest mark on SU’s 2018-19 team. Alexander went 2-for-2 against Ohio, but Hillsman also pulled Alexander out of the game twice for her hesitancy to shoot.“Brooke needs to take more shots,” Hillsman said. “She needs to face the basket, catch it and be a threat.”Syracuse also needs Strautmane, a 6-foot-2 junior forward, to seek her shot from the outside. Strautmane, who shot 36.1% from behind the arc on 4.3 attempts per game last year, went 1-for-5 in the season-opener.SU likes to use Strautmane as a screener in the pick-and-pop with Lewis, which can create mismatches. If a smaller guard switches on the screen, Strautmane can use her height to back her down. If the defense tries to fight through the screen, Strautmane often ends up with an open 3-pointer.Several times, SU ran a play that placed Strautmane and another big at the elbow. Strautmane set an on-ball screen for Lewis, then came off another screen to spring her open above the break for a 3-pointer.Regardless of whether the Orange have a size advantage, they will continue to use their floor-stretching forwards to create mismatches. Along with Lewis’ penetration from the point, SU’s forwards are the engines that make the offense run.Said Hillsman: “Hopefully we get some opportunities to continue to exploit that size and matchup on the perimeter.” Comments Published on November 10, 2019 at 8:50 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Guinness Partners DSTV on Premier League Trophy Tour to Lagos

first_imgFormer Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the guests at the occasion that also witnessed the announcement of the new Guinness National Consumer Promo tagged “Be A Front Row Fan.”According to Marketing Director, Guinness, Adenike Adebola, the Campaign will give football fans an opportunity to watch a football game with legendary footballer Thierry Henry in addition to winning millions of Naira and other amazing prizes.The #BeAFrontRowFan promo which will run for 14 weeks will give 14 lucky consumers a chance to win N1million each, thousands of people will win N5000 each and loads of airtime will be up for grabs.“To win an opportunity to watch a match with Thierry Henry, consumers only need to buy a bottle of their iconic beer, Guinness, and text the code under the crown cork with their name to 1759,” observed the Guinness director.Thierry Henry is famous for his time at Premier League Club Arsenal where he was part of a team that won two league titles and three FA Cups as well as leading his team to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final in his role as captain.Named PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice, and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times, Thierry Henry enriched the football viewing experience for all fans of the sport regardless of team loyalties.Henry was reported to be excited with the #MadeOfBlack campaign. “I am incredibly excited to be working with a globally renowned brand like Guinness. The Made of Black campaign is something I can really relate to. This will be my first visit to Nigeria and I have heard a lot about the huge passion for football that exists there. I can’t wait to arrive and meet all of the dedicated football fans and see for myself their Made of Black spirit,” the former Arsenal legend was quoted in a message on the campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Football fans in Lagos were treated to an exciting match day experience last Saturday as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, in conjunction with DSTV, showcased the English Premier League trophy at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.The event featured live screening of the Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspur match, photo sessions with the Premier league trophy and music performances.last_img read more

Libya Moves AFCON 2019 Clash with Eagles to Tunisia

first_imgLibya Coach Adel Amrouche had earlier requested that the qualifier against Nigeria should be played in Algeria and not Tunis, as the Belgian-Algerian tactician hoped Fennec Foxes fans would support the Libyan team, but the Federation has decided otherwise.Although no stadium in Tunisia has been confirmed, it is widely expected that the Stade Chedly-Zouiten in Tunis – which hosted the Libya v Seychelles AFCON qualifier on June 9, 2017 will get the nod for the crucial match.The Nigerian Football Federation has not yet announced a venue for the Match-day three tie with the Libyans, but Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, Stephen Keshi Stadium and Enyimba International Stadium are under consideration.Libya leads Group E on four points (level with South Africa) after a 5-0 win over the Seychelles last year and a goalless stalemate with Bafana Bafana earlier this month.Eagles who lost their opening clash 2-0 at home to South Africa last year in Uyo, returned to winning form with a 3-0 triumph away to Seychelles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Libyan Football Federation has reportedly opted for Tunisia rather than Algeria as the host country for their Match-day four of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria next month.Libya and the Super Eagles will meet in back-to-back Group E matches on October 12 and 15. The Mediterranean Knights still cannot host home matches in their country due to continued political instability.According to Libyan newspaper Alwasat, the LFF would prefer to stage their ‘home’ match against Nigeria on October 15 in Tunisia, rather than the proposed Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algeria.last_img read more

Sportech approves £53 million capital redistribution for shareholders

first_img StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Richard McGuire,Updating the market, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its ‘capital reduction plan’ attached to the sale of it’s the Football Pools division, completed in June 2017 for £83 million.In accordance with previous transaction objectives, Sportech governance has declared a 29p-per-share distribution for its shareholders, which will see the company complete a cash redistribution payment of £53.8 million.Sportech details that its capital reduction payment will be made on Monday 18 December, and will be awarded to shareholders registered by Friday 24 November. The shares will be marked ex-dividend on Thursday 23 November 2017.Richard McGuire, Non-Executive Chairman of Sportech Plc, commented on the update:“We previously announced that the Company would be making a significant distribution to its shareholders and I am pleased to formally announce that we will be distributing almost £54 million to shareholders in December. This follows the £21 million returned in March this year via a share buyback, taking total shareholder distributions to £75 million in 2017, further illustrating the turnaround in the Company’s financial position over the last twelve months.  The Board are also continuing with the Formal Sale Process as outlined earlier this month and we will update shareholders further at the appropriate time.”In its latest trading update, Sportech governance detailed that the company had begun ‘to hear suitors’ with regards to its planned outright corporate sale. Share Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech April 17, 2020last_img read more

VY Esports raises seed round led by Raine Ventures

first_imgVY Esports, a content and services platform based in Los Angeles that’s aiming to bridge the gap between esports and brands, announced last week that it has raised a seed round led by Raine Ventures.This round saw participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures and other notable investors in the esports space. VY Esports will use the financing to ‘invest in talent acquisition and build its operations as well as partner relationships’. In addition as a part of the arrangement, Blair Ford, Venture Partner of Raine Ventures, will join the company’s Board of Directors.Oleg Butenko, CEO and Founder of VY Esports commented: “Esports remains a largely untapped market for brands due to fragmentation and lack of structure across the many events and titles in the industry. “Our goal is to bring non-endemic brands and media companies into esports by aggregating the inventory around existing events and by creating branded content linking separate events together. Given their respective experience and reach in the worlds of sports, media and technology, Raine, Courtside and Elysian Park are important partners and we are excited to work with them and leverage their expertise to grow the business.”Blair Ford, Venture Partner of Raine Ventures added: “The VY Esports platform will create new opportunities for marketers to tap into the highly engaged and growing global esports audience at much greater scale, while also helping event organisers better monetise their tournaments. “Oleg has an impressive history of creating and leading businesses, including in the esports space, and we are excited to work with him to help bring this new platform to marketers around the world.”VY Esports will look to work with advertisers to develop and distribute branded content for esports events and tournaments globally. The aim is that they’ll bring together ad inventory across events, titles and distribution channels into one central platform.  Content will include narrative-driven video around the players, game highlights, in-depth analysis, recap shows, news, behind-the-scenes content and more. VY will also develop its own events and tournaments, including college tournaments and showcase events. VY will partner with existing players in the event organisation space as opposed to producing another Major or Minor for a specific title. Oleg Butenko’s business experience to date is varied. He has worked across music, telecom, and esports; he helped grow OTT services platform Megalabs, launched United Music Agency, a leading music aggregator in Russia, and he co-founded ESForce.Esports Insider says: With Oleg Butenko at the helm of VY Esports, the company stands in good stead to succeed given his track record in business to date. It’ll be fascinating to see which partners they establish themselves with for the events side, and we can assume, given the ESForce connection, that they may look to do something in Russia first.last_img read more