Batesville Swimming Sectional Prelims Results

first_imgSenior Top 10100 back:  Hawkins from 9th to 6th.100 breast:  Hatcher from 2nd to 1st.100 fly:  Hawkins to 10th.Junior Top 10.100 free: Parker from 8th to 4th.200 free:  Miller to 8th.500 free Miller to 7th.100 back:  Parker from 4th to 3rd.Sophomore Top 10.500 free:  Pelo to 10th. BHS is bringing boys back in 8 of 11 events on Saturday.  Parker, Hawkins, Hatcher and Weiler are each coming back in both of their individual events!  All three relays made the championship finals and swimmers made the championship finals in 3 individual events. Top 10 times of all time  Girls:  50 free:  Weiler 21.46-6th fastest ever.100 breast:  Hatcher 1:01.12 NEW SCHOOL RECORD.50 breast split:  Hatcher-2nd.Top 10 swimmers in an event of all time  Girls.100 free:  Parker 52.76 from 10th to 4th!!100 back:  Parker 1:02.60 from 5th to 4th; Hawkins 1:03.95 from 9th to 8th.100 breast:  Hatcher 1:01.12 from 2nd to 1st. Finals Qualifiers.200 medley relay-3rd(Championship Finals). 50 free:  Matt Weiler-3rd (Championship Finals).  100 fly:  Jacob Hawkins-16th. 100 free:  Matt Weiler-2nd (Championship Finals), Thomas Hatcher-9th, Seth Parker-15th.200 free relay-5th (Championship Finals).  100 back:  Seth parker-9th, Jacob Hawkins-11th.100 breast:  Thomas Hatcher-3rd (Championship Finals).400 free relay:  7th (Championship Finals).   center_img 19 of 23 individual swims (82%) resulted in personal best times! Matt Weiler qualified 3rd in the 50 free and 2nd in the 100 free for Saturday.Thomas Hatcher is 3rd in the 100 breast and set a new BHS record in the event. Improvements:   Grant Greene:  100 free.Nathan Hall 200 free.Zach Hall 200 IM ( 8 seconds), 100 breast.Thoma Hatcher 100 breast.Jacob Hawkins  100 back.Elliot Main  200 free (11 seconds).Kegan Main 100 fly.Clayton McKinley 50 free, 100 fly (5 seconds).Evan Miller 200 free, 500 free (9 seconds).Seth Parker 100 free, 100 back.Damien Pelo 200 IM, 500 free.Ben Schwettman 100 back (4 seconds).Matt Weiler 50 free, 100 free.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img read more

Carol Adele Jackson, 85

first_imgCarol Adele Jackson, 85 of Greensburg passed away on May 21, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of James and Francis Petrie Crumbo.  Carol was a 1953 graduate of Glendale High School.  On May 21, 1973 she married George Jackson and on the day of her death they celebrated their 47 wedding anniversary.  Carol was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church and the Loyal Circle.  She loved her family, flea markets, and traveling to the beach or Arizona.Survivors include: Husband, George Jackson; Children, Clifford Weir, Joseph Weir, George R. Jackson and Mario (Amy) Jackson; Step Children, Donna (Mark) Vise, Soloane (Kevin) Hofmann and Kristina (Barry) Zeidman. Several Grand and Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents; Daughter, Deborah Weir; Sister, Rebecka Russell; and Brother, Jim Crumbo, Jr.A facebook live funeral will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can watch the Funeral from the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Page.  Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to attend a public visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, the family has requested you wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church or to Premier Hospice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Oakland coach Ryan Christenson apologises after “unintentional” Nazi salute gesture

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Oakland Coach Ryan Christenson Apologises After “unintentional” Nazi Salute Gesture Oakland coach Ryan Christenson faced heavy criticism from fans after he unintentionally did a Nazi salute after Thursday’s win 6-4 win over the Rangers. 8 months ago Tannehill’s playoff debut comes against the Patriots’ Brady The Oakland A’s released a similar statement where they defended their bench coach for his actions. They noted that neither the coach nor the organisation supports or condones such offensive gestures or the “racist sentiment behind them.” “We are deeply sorry that this happened on our playing field,” the Athletics wrote. Also Read | Tigers Outslug Pirates 17-13 In 11 Innings After LayoffRyan Christenson Nazi salute video spurs social media backlash for A’s coachAfter the video first appeared on social media, it quickly became a hot talking point, with fans demanding Christenson should be fired by the MLB for his racist gesture. For most fans, the Oakland coach’s apology was barely a retribution for the damages already occurred.  Sujay Chakraborty Ryan Christenson, a former MLB player himself, has been working as the bench coach at the Athletics under manager Bob Melvin since the 2018 MLB season. He played six seasons in Major League Baseball between 1998 and 2003, including three with the Athletics. After retiring, Christenson began managing Oakland Athletics’ minor league farm system before his call-up to the big league. Also Read | Murphy Drives In 4, Rockies Keep Rolling, Beat M’s 8-4Also Read | Padres Beat Dbacks 3-0 Behind Davies, Three Solo Homers(Image Credits: Oakland Athletic Twitter Handle, MLB Official Website) Christenson has since issued an official apology, where he admitted to having made a mistake by greeting players with an offensive gesture. The 46-year-old, however, insisted it was not his intent to make that gesture and that his actions were purely “unintentional.” Christenson explained the offensive gesture was a result of him adapting his postgame celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I made a mistake and will not deny it. Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive,” Christenson said in the statement. “In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did was unacceptable and I deeply apologize.” Also Read | Trout Homers Again On Birthday, But Angels Fall To Rangers FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson was subject to a major backlash from fans after he was captured gesturing with a Nazi salute following the Athletics’ 6-4 win over Texas Rangers on Thursday. Christenson was caught raising a stiff arm above his head – similar to that of a Nazi salute – before he elbow bumped his players during the postgame celebration.  WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Germany Looks to a New Generation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup

first_imgFIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Groups are IN! The #WorldGotGame! #FIBAWC starts on August 31 2019!A post shared by FIBA Basketball World Cup (@fibawc) on Mar 16, 2019 at 5:00am PDTAfter they discovered their fate in the official draw, matching up with France, the Dominican Republic and Jordan, there has been little to stop optimism from growing within the camp like wild fire. Whilst France will provide formidable opposition, Germany will go to China confident of qualifying from the group. Their strong showing in qualification will only build on their confidence. A new generation of German basketball are heading to China, for the FIBA Basketball World Cup of 2019 and it is time for them to find new heroes on international basketball’s biggest stage. Legendary forward Dirk Notwitzki recently stated that he was ‘super excited’ by the potential of the current roster at the disposal of head coach Henrik Rödl. High-profile talent such as Dennis Schröder and Maxi Kleber are players that he feels confident handing the baton to, as he slowly creeps out of the back door of basketball with little fanfare. However, as is often the case with qualification, Germany have an all-for-one, sustained team effort with star cameos to thank for their place in the tournament.It was fairly smooth sailing in the first round, as the Germans swept through a Group G that included Serbia, Georgia and Austria, without losing a game. The second round began in in September of 2018 and it presented more of a challenge to the team in Group L. Germany finished the round 3-3, as the competition intensified and difficulty of opposition heightened. As well as slipping up against Israel in Tel Aviv, Germany lost both of their games against a strong Greece side who topped the group as the teams forged an interesting rivalry that is worth monitoring, should they meet in the latter stages of the main competition. Momentum could be an issue, as Germany began to falter when qualification was virtually secured. At the close of qualification, they sit at 9-3 overall and finished second in their group, having scored 1017 points through both rounds – more than any other European outfit. View this post on Instagram With Nowitzki retired from the national team since 2016, Germany’s most recognised figure is Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder, who showed exactly why his name holds so much weight during the four games in which he featured. When available, Schröder was the team’s unequivocal focal point; the 25-year-old had the highest usage rate among all European players in qualification (37.9) and only one other player scored more total points than him for Germany, despite his small four-game sample size. He averaged 23.5 points, while handing out an impressive 7.5 assists per game and was active on the defensive end. It is expected that he will feature heavily as a leader when the World Cup begins in August and his performances in these games justify this.In September, during the clinching overtime win against Israel, Schröder set a new assists record for the European Qualifiers, dishing out a total of 13, while scoring 30 points. “I think we can be a pretty tough team to beat,” he said just month after. “We will go to China with ambitions and we aren’t afraid of trying to have a good run next summer at the FIBA World Cup. We are not going to China for fun.”It’s also worth noting that in an effort to demonstrate his skill and adaptability even further, Schröder took his game to streets, when he graced the 3×3 court in Hamburg during downtime from the NBA season, as part of the 2018 ING 3×3 German Championship.The German team’s highest total scorer throughout the campaign was 30-year-old Besiktas forward Robin Benzing, who featured in eight games, logging 146 points at an average rate of 18.3 per game and 49% efficiency. Interestingly, in two of the team’s three losses, Benzing and his significant scoring punch were absent from the team sheet. When the team were missing Schröder, he was a huge component of the team’s success. Back in November, he articulated the challenges that present themselves when a team attempt to build consistency, while maintaining a certain level of quality through qualifying:“It’s not easy to get new guys in the national team who weren’t there last summer all together on the same page and to get good games against good teams,” Benzing told “Every team in Europe and in the world is playing good basketball; there is no easy opponent anymore.”“I think that we played really good in qualification. It was not easy for us but also for other teams.” The most impactful mainstay for the German side was Ismet Akpinar, who – along with Karsten Tadda and Bastian Doreth – donned the uniform for all twelve games, averaging 7.2 points per game and 37.1% from beyond the arc. The play of the promising 23-year-old guard buoyed the team consistently as the roster rotated around him throughout both rounds.One of the more romantic stories over the course of qualification is the performance and growth of 27-year-old forward Maxi Kleber, who reaped the rewards from the international platform to showcase what he can do at a high level, while earning himself a call up to the NBA. After going undrafted back in 2014, Kleber excelled for teams such as Bayern Munich in Germany and when he featured in the qualifiers, he continued that form during a period that aligned with his breakout for the Dallas Mavericks, where he has become a solid contributor. As the team battled for their place in the World Cup, he contributed with 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 11 points per contest. He impressed particularly when combining with Schröder, when the duo shared the court like they did in a tough battle against a strong Serbian side.A potential x-factor for this German side could be Johannes Thiemann – an immensely athletic forward who brought a great deal of energy to the front court in the ten games that he played. In just 14.2 minutes per game, he logged 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds, from 57% field goal percentage. Some teams boast players that can create a spark from the bench with highlight plays that galvanise his teammates; Thiemann does exactly this for Germany, as he proved when he completed a contested baseline dunk against Greece in 2018 that caused a few ripples in the online basketball community. While the team will be delighted by the positive displays shown from the personnel that have contributed so far, they will be ever more enthused by the potential to bolster the squad even further with players like Boston Celtics big Daniel Theis and small forward Paul Zipser. After spending most of his career representing various German teams, a 26-year-old Theis was picked up – seemingly out of nowhere – by Boston General Manager Danny Ainge to strengthen the NBA team’s frontcourt and has served the team effectively, which his national side hope will be the case for them too. He did not play a minute in in either qualifying round, but it would be safe to predict that he could play a part in the summer. Former Chicago Bulls forward Zipser played a single game in qualification and put up 15 points in only 16 minutes. Unfortunately however, he missed some key games due to a foot injury. It is expected that he will likely feature for the team going forward, offering skills and experience at the highest level when healthy.“Right now, I feel pretty good,” Zipser told FIBA last month, making his intentions clear. “Every week of practice and games, I feel better and more comfortable on the court. I’m happy. My foot’s happy right now. I missed playing for the national team a lot. I just wanted to get back with the team, with the coaches and enjoy my time on the court, get as many minutes as possible”Another potential development to look out for is the possible inclusion of physical centre Moritz Wagner and 19-year-old forward Isaac Bonga. As a by-product of a depleted Los Angeles Lakers roster, the developing Wagner – a Berlin native – has found an opportunity to start for the team on a few occasions and has recently become somewhat of a bright spot for them when called upon. Wagner did not take part in any qualification games, but has won gold with the German Under-18 FIBA Europe Championship in 2014 and led the team in scoring through the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Similarly, Bonga has featured heavily in youth competition for the national side and has joined Wagner in trying to establish himself in Los Angeles, going back and forth from the G-League. In qualification, he was awarded only a handful of minutes of playing time.  Unlike many of the successful World Cup teams since the tournament’s formation, Germany don’t have a team of seasoned veterans with fully-defined roles, but they certainly have the talent. A strong showing would be seen as progress for this side but they have enough weapons to make some noise if they find their form early on. Success in this tournament and qualification for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 would be major steps for the team.As Nowitzki told BIG magazine, “If everybody is healthy, then the DBB (German Basketball Federation) has assembled a great young group. It’s been fun observing the positive development”. There is a growing feeling of belief amongst this German side that on their day, they can compete with any other top-tier team in the world. Dirk is arguably the greatest European basketball player to lace them up and his crowning achievement for the national side was a bronze medal at the 2002 tournament. He is not alone in hoping that the group being ushered in to represent his country through this generational shift can surpass his triumphs.The fondly-remembered Nowitzki legacy is now complete and a new one may be underway, with Schröder & co ready to take the mantle.last_img read more

Essequibo Regional Cooperative Union headquarters opened

first_imgThe Essequibo/Pomeroon Regional Cooperative Union Limited (E/PRCUL) was handed the keys to their new headquarters.The building, located in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) comes after a conflict that ensued for a number of years between the E/PRCUL and Ganesh and Poonwattie Jaigobin over encroachment of land and property belonging to the Union. The parties however came to a resolution through dialogue on April 23, 2017, which led to the identification of alternative land and agreement of the Jaigobins to purchase, prepare, then construct the new Co-op Union building. Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott who has responsibilities for cooperatives, noted the ceremony as a symbolic rebirth.The now opened E/PRCUL headquartersMeanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon highlighted that cooperatives are the main elements of Guyana’s quest for social cohesion and they instil greater social responsibility.“I am also convinced that cooperatives as are key elements in our quest for true social cohesion in our society. It will also instil in our people a higher sense of social responsibility especially with regard to care and use of public property,” Minister Harmon is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.He added it is his view that the cooperative movement can contribute meaningfully to the Government’s pursuit of the Green State Development strategy. Harmon noted that this will propel Guyana onto a path of sustainable and accelerated development through the establishment of a green economy and state which would provide the good life for all.last_img read more