Indoor Shot Put State Champion Lily Grimes

first_imgThe Hoosier State Relay Qualifiers from the Pirate Track and Field teams traveled to IU Bloomington Saturday afternoon to compete against the top 24 competitors from across the State of Indiana’s small schools (Football Class 1A-3A).Senior Lily Grimes was crowned the 2019 Indoor State Champion of Shot Put after she threw her career best of 42’7″, a new indoor SCHOOL RECORD. Grimes is no stranger to the podium at the Indoor State Meet. She has been a medalist in all 4 of her appearances at HSR finishing 5th or 6th in the past . Grimes was seeded 2nd this indoor season behind last year’s shot put champion. However, by throwing her best indoor series of her high school career, Grimes took the lead with her third throw of 42′.5″ in trials. After advancing to finals, Grimes continued to dominate and solidified her win as the State Champ with her toss of 42’7″. Grimes’ championship performance put the Lady Pirates on the score board finishing in 13th place out of 42 scoring teams.Other competitors for the Greensburg girls included 14th place Distance Medley Relay Team of Emily Mangels, Sophie Nobbe, Emma Hatton and Brenner Hanna, 16th place 3200 meter relay team of Mangels, Emma Wilmer, Hatton and Nobbe and 22nd place Hanna in the 3200. Mangels, Hatton and Nobbe all ran career best split relay times while Wilmer ran a season best split relay time.On the boys team, Daimon Austin qualified for HSR in long jump. He improved on his original seed by 2 spots and placed 17th overall with a leap of 19’9″.The Pirates Track and Field teams will be back in action when they start their outdoor season at home next Thursday against Batesville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.last_img read more

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Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29.  Crimes against a personat 1:18 a.m. on March 29, a security guard reported that a student punched him in the chest after being denied entry to a party at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house and also struck him with a piece of lumber when he was pursued into a construction site. DPS officers located and detained the student and he was arrested and transferred to Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.Miscellaneous incidentsat 1:50 a.m. on  March 28, an undisclosed number of USC students were cited for possession of fake IDs at the 901 Bar & Grill.at 8:11 p.m. on March 28, a USC employee reported he found a clear plastic bag  outside the Elizabeth von Kleinsmid Memorial Residence Hall that appeared to contain marijuana. The bag was booked as evidence.at 1:40 a.m. on March 29, a student reported that another student spat on him and attempted to slap him several times during an argument on Adams Boulevard.at 4:05 p.m. on March 29, DPS officers confiscated a sword from a non-USC male at Cromwell Field. Upon doing so, the officers were contacted by a staff member who stated that the sword belonged to her and it was being used as a prop for an event. The officers advised the staff member that it was a violation of the law and university policy to bring the sword on campus, and she complied when they instructed her to place it in her vehicle for the duration of the event.last_img read more

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Bechem Owner donates house to National Best Teacher

first_imgKingsley Owusu-Achau, the owner and bankroller of Bechem United football club, has donated a 3-bedroom house to the winners of the 2012 and 2011 National Best Teacher award recipients.The gesture is a corporate social responsibility project under his real estates company, Top Kings Limited, aimed at constructing and celebrating teacher excellence.‘‘It wouldn’t be remissive of us not to acknowledge the sterling performance of our teachers, if even if we were not the corporate institution that we are today.We did not award teacher’s popularity; we awarded teaching excellence and the fact that teachers have made Ghana a better place. That demonstrates our contagious enthusiasm for teachers, teaching, learning and excellence.’’, a company statement explained.Owusu-Achau, a known philanthropist who recently donated cash in thousands to the national female teams, described the donation as ‘‘a mark of our respect and recognition of teacher’s invaluable contribution to the building of our nation.’’ He explained further, ‘‘having exceptionally instilled the love and values of learning to generations of students in the Ghanaian society in the post-independence era to shape careers and influence adult lives, every teacher – be it in counselling, administration or classroom – deserve recognition and respect.’’Asked what the foremost motivation was for becoming a keynote sponsor, Owusu-Achau said, ‘‘reminiscing long and hard about the plight of teachers, we felt it timely, appropriate and expedient to share a small piece of our success with the teaching community – a 3-Bedroom house to the National Best Teacher Award recipient. With our wealth of experience in the property business and the fact that we comprehend the gravity and magnitude of the accommodation challenges teachers face, we decided to come forth with this house donation.’’ Currently, the Bechem owner is continuing a long-standing scholarship effort for the unprivileged children in the Bechem area of the Brong Ahafo Region.The Top Kings Limited company currently sponsor 3 students through to Senior High School and beyond and 3 girls through nursing training school whilst making donations to charities on annual basis.last_img read more

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U20 World Cup: Satellites edge Argentina to put one foot in knockout phase

first_imgGhana edged Argentina 3-2 to grab a crucial victory and all three points in their second Group B game at the ongoing world U-20 championships in New Zealand.The Black Satellites shot to a 3-0 lead at the Wellington Regional Stadium but Argentina fought back strongly with two goals in the final ten minutes to force a nerve-wracking injury time.But Sellas Tetteh’s charges held on bravely to secure the 2009 winners’ first victory at the 2015 event and almost grab a qualification place for the second round.Spain based Clifford Aboagye who missed the first game due to late arrival in Oceania, returned as captain and he netted Ghana’s second goal in a great performance in midfield for the Satellites.Dreams FC striker, Benjamin Tetteh put Ghana ahead in the first half with a deflected effort in a dominant Ghanaian display in the first 45 minutes.The Satellites returned after the interval raring to go and Aboagye duly doubled the lead on 59 minutes before Yaw Yeboah converted from the spot on 69 minutes to further consolidate Ghana’s lead and seemingly seal victory. But record 6-time champions, Argentina who now need to beat Austria in thee final group game to stand a chance of progress, took advantage of Ghana goalkeeper Ati’s fumble in the 80th minute to pull one back before another strike by the South Americans in the last minute of regulation time ensured a nervy but grandstand finish.3-2 Ghana held on though to jump top of the group ahead of Austria on goals scored following the European side’s 2-1 win over Panama earlier.–last_img read more

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Basketball League: Coldstore takes down Police as Heat outlast Navy

first_imgDefending Tema Basketball League Champions Nungua Coldstore have registered another key win in its title defense beating Ghana Police 53-23 in the headline game of today’s round of games.The Tema Community 4 Court held the exciting round of games that had Don Bosco Giants fall 20-41 to the home side in the opening game before Teshie Rangers recorded a second straight win courtesy a 40-30 win over Community 5.Tema Heat beat Ghana Navy 39-32 in another top duel with the loss being Navy’s second in the league.For Police, losing to Coldstore is the side’s first of the season having won six games in the lead up to the crunch game.Nungua Shooting Guard Emmanuel Wolff got the reigning champions up and running with a pair of three point shots before adding an assist to his tally off a tailored bounce pass to Kwame Boamah Djan for a layup.Djan completed a three point play to give Nungua an 18-6 first quarter lead. Members of Coldstore’s deep roster took turns to take apart a visibly frustrated Police side who had very few answers as Jonathan Walker, Edwin Appiah and Enoch Borsah sank three point shots. Appiah caught the eye with nifty Eurosteps before Center/Forward Kofi Agyei put an exclamation point on Nungua’s win connecting on an alley hoop pass from Guard Nana Agyei Afriyie to slam the ball home two handed.last_img read more

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Stephen Strasburg rumors: Seven potential free-agent landing spots for 2019 World Series MVP

first_imgPhilliesWhy this makes sense: Maybe Strasburg just misses former teammate Bryce Harper, right? Really, though, the Phillies made a lot of moves last offseason but the rotation is still sorely lacking top-end quality behind No. 1 starter Aaron Nola. And it might be that they’d prefer to aim for one of the second-tier starters and save a few bucks, but considering that their stated goal was to win multiple World Series titles during Harper’s 13-year contract, bringing in a prime-of-his-career Strasburg probably helps get them to the first one quicker. DodgersWhy this makes sense: At the moment, the official Dodgers depth chart on MLB.com includes just two pitchers in the rotation: Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler. And though those two guys are an incredible start to the rotation, and though the Dodgers do have several youngsters primed to step into the big-league rotation, the only goal right now for this franchise is to win a World Series title. And they remember how Strasburg helped keep them from that goal — he struck out 17 in 12 innings vs. L.A. in the NLDS — so maybe they spend the money to bring him back to California. White SoxWhy this makes sense: Like the Padres, the White Sox are a team that’s been stockpiling talented youngsters and is ready to take that step forward into contention. As a team in Chicago, the Sox don’t have the connection to Strasburg like San Diego does, of course, but the White Sox do have the need, and they do have the money. Pairing Strasburg atop the rotation with Lucas Giolito — a former Nationals prospect, btw — would give the Sox a one-two combo to compete with any team in baseball. MORE: Possible landing spots for Anthony RendonOn the other hand, it wasn’t a move without risk. He’s 31 years old, he was guaranteed $75 million in the final three years of his deal — that’s a ton of money — and the free-agent market hasn’t exactly been player-friendly the past few offseasons. Also, the team that signs him will forfeit a draft pick, which everyone is hesitant to do right now. Oh, and the free-agent market is flush with outstanding starting pitching, which means pitching-hungry teams can easily find cheaper options if they’re not looking strictly for an ace. Anyway, here are seven teams that certainly will be interested in Strasburg, either with their heartstrings or their checkbooks. NationalsWhy this makes sense: Strasburg’s connection with the Nationals runs deep, of course. They’d love to have him back, and Strasburg is reportedly open to that, too. But he’s coming off an incredible postseason run that ended with a World Series title and World Series MVP award, and his agent, Scott Boras, isn’t in the business of handing out “deep-connection” discounts. The Nationals have another postseason hero, third baseman Anthony Rendon, who also now is a free agent and will command a massive deal. It’s unlikely they’ll be able to bring back both, so it’s a question of priority (though that’s obviously not the only factor). YankeesWhy this makes sense: More than a decade has passed since the Yankees’ last trip to the World Series, and fans are getting restless. The offense is more than capable of winning a championship, and adding a star like Strasburg to the rotation gets the pitching staff closer to that goal. It’s been a while since the Yankees have participated in/won a bidding war for a free agent, but this is probably the time for them to wade back into those waters, with either Strasburg or Gerrit Cole. PadresWhy this makes sense: Strasburg’s connections with San Diego run even deeper. He was born and raised there, and even played college baseball for San Diego State (and head coach Tony Gwynn!). And the Padres, a franchise stocked with young talent on the verge of making a breakthrough back into playoff contention, could use a legit ace at the top of the rotation. But recent reports out of San Diego have put a damper on the hopes of Padres’ fans. One unnamed team official told the San Diego Union Tribune, when asked about the chances of the team handing out a massive contract to a guy like Strasburg or Cole (also a Southern California native), told the paper, “Not going to happen.” So there’s that. But this could be a long offseason, and stranger things have happened than a player returning to his hometown to fill the exact need his hometown team has on the field. AngelsWhy this makes sense: Superstar outfielder Mike Trout has won three AL MVP awards and played in exactly one playoff series in his career with the Angels. If the club is serious about ending that pattern — and they just brought in Joe Maddon as the manager, so it seems they are — the front office has to address the rotation. Strasburg would be an ideal addition, not just because of his dominance on the mound, but because of the work ethic and quiet leadership in the clubhouse, too. And if Strasburg does want to return to his SoCal roots, but the San Diego reunion isn’t happening, for reasons addressed above, the Angels wouldn’t be a bad choice.  Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Washington Nationals, as you know. On one hand, that move seemed like a no-brainer. Strasburg led the NL in innings and wins, striking out 251 batters and fashioning a 3.32 ERA. And then, in October, he helped carry the Nationals from the NL wild card game — he threw three shutout innings out of the bullpen — and won the World Series MVP award as the Nationals claimed the franchise’s first-ever world championship. In 36 1/3 October innings, Strasburg owned a 1.98 ERA.last_img read more

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Greener Wins Gold a Para Pan Ams

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Karen Urman for Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing TeamDanzig “Ziggy” Norberg, 23, a junior at The Evergreen State College, won a gold medal in the VL2 men’s 200 meter final at the 2017 Para Pan American Sprint Championships in Ibarra, Ecuador on October 15. The Pan Am Championships drew over 200 athletes from 13 countries. Norberg, who trains with the Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing Team, achieved a time of one minute and two seconds, beating out Brazilian paddler, Alex Pessoa, by one second. Canadian, Trinity Tratch, took third.Ziggy Norberg with his gold medal from the Para Pan Ams. Photo courtesy: Ziggy NorbergNorberg, who was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair, was one of only a few U.S. Canoe Sprint athletes, disabled or able-bodied, to reach the podium in international competition this year. “It is an honor to represent my country,” said Norberg, a four-time member of Team USA, after winning his first medal at an international race. “And I’m absolutely thrilled to bring home a gold!”Norberg placed seventh at the 2017 Paracanoe World Championships held in August in the Czech Republic. He has competed in the kayak but concentrates on the other style of boat used in Paracanoe, the va’a, a rudderless outrigger canoe. While Canoe Sprint has been an Olympic sport since 1936, Paracanoe has only recently been included in the Paralympics. The kayak debuted in Rio in 2016, and after the announcement in September that the va’a will be included in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, competition is heating up. Norberg’s goal is to represent the U.S. in 2020. “I’ve dedicated the last six years to this sport and to my dream of competing in the Paralympics,” Norberg said. “After countless hours on the water and in the gym, winning in Ecuador really affirms that I’m doing something right!”Norberg is studying pre-law with an emphasis on sports and disability. Although he looks forward to a long career as an elite athlete, he aspires to work with an international organization advocating for disabled athletes and inclusiveness. Norberg works at Evergreen in Access Services and in the Game Management Department at the CRC. To support Norberg and keep up with his progress, got to gofundme.com/ziggys-going-to-worlds.To read more about Ziggy, go here.last_img read more

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Luis Alberto: “People in Italy are having a very bad time”

first_imgLuis Alberto Romero, Spanish midfielder from Lazio, wanted to “get back to normal” as soon as possible in ItalyBecause he assured that “people are having a very bad time” and many families have no income to eat.“I try to read as little as possible because in Italy it has been quite strong. Little by little we are leaving, slower even than SpainBut things are going well and I hope it will return to normal soon. You have to get it back because it’s a long time and there are many people who cannot work and sadly they do not have to eat. People are having a very bad time, “ He said in a director on his Instagram account.Even if points out that footballers are “privileged” In comparisons with other sectors of society, he also showed anxiety to return to training with Lazio and tired of training alone at home and, above all, of not having contact with the ball.“It seems that we are going to return with a mask, gloves and glasses and training separately. We don’t know if we will go in groups of two. I already have my boots ready and a ball. I miss him a lot. I am training but without shooting on goal and it is not the same. If you take the ball from us, we are liquidated, especially those of us who like to have it on our feet. It is the time in my life that I have been without touching the ball the longest, two months. Being alone at home is impossible, “he lamented. Luis Alberto was surprised by the coronavirus pandemic, recovering from a muscle injury. He tried to stay in Spain but his club prevented him. “He caught me in Castellón because in the last game he had been dragging some discomfort in the abductor and I felt a ‘pinch’. He was treating me, I asked to stay there to finish therapy. They wouldn’t let me and I had to come to Rome, without a physio. I’m fine now, looking forward to starting because we’re going to go crazy, “he said. His year was being brilliant in a club that fights the title against Juventus and Inter. “We have been the group for four years together, we know each other and it shows. We have taken a big step forward this year, 22 games without losing, we have won Juve twice that was not achieved for a long time, “he said.“When it starts, you have to continue game by game, without getting focused and fighting for the title. The objective was to play the Champions League and if we do not enter it is to kill ourselves. Fighting for the league is a nice goal that nobody expected. Winning it with Lazio is not the same as with other clubs. We never talk about it. The real objective is the Champions League, which twice escaped us due to stupidities. Two years ago he left for 5 minutes, “he added.Personally, he was happy with his evolution in Italy. “I have had hard times with injury and relapses. I mentalized, my head turned and this seasonSince the first game I have been another player, with more confidence. It is my best year. I’ve improved in many ways, especially defensive placement, and I’m carrying more of the team’s weight. I have more the ball and it is my strong point, “said the player.Happy in Rome, Luis Alberto revealed that its renewal was already agreed. “It is going to be done. We have been talking for a while and if this had not happened it would have been done sooner. I will stay five more years because I will expand until 2025, “he said about it.AND his great objective will be to return to the Spanish team with Luis Enrique as coach and earn a place for the next Eurocup. “Defending your country is the maximum. As a child I used to watch Raúl, Morientes, Yeste, Guti play and it was my dream. This year I was left wanting to play, I went to train and now I don’t know if I would have gone with Luis Enrique. I have to continue at the same level and make it difficult for him. It will be very difficult to be in the Euro Cup but I will fight it “Luis Alberto Romero said.last_img read more

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Jamaican MMA fighter ready for major title bout

first_imgJamaican Mixed Martial Arts fighter Matthew Colquhoun will face Ray ‘Braddah’ Cooper III in a main event bout for the X-1 World Events Welterweight Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Jamaica time. This will be Colquhoun’s first bout since August when he had a first-round knockout over Cesar ‘El Leon’ Zambrano of Colombia. Colquhoun said that the fight will be a big deal because of Cooper’s background and upbringing in the sport. “He’s from a strong line of MMA fighters. His dad was an MMA fighter who is one of the pioneers of the sport in Hawaii. He has some heavy hands and he has a striking background, but is more known for his strong (Greco-Roman) wrestling background,” said the Duhaney Park-based fighter. Colquhoun has been in MMA for about a year but has spent time in other combat disciplines such as kick-boxing, wrestling, boxing, jiu jitsu and sambo. However, in his relatively short career in MMA, he has faced all of his opponents in front of their hometown fans. ATTRACTING SCOUTS He said that he challenged Cooper not only because he wanted the title, but also because a win could attract scouts from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who will be in attendance on the night. “I got a call from one of my training partners in Florida saying: ‘We got a fight in Hawaii, it’s short notice, but it’s for a title. It can really boost you career-wise because it will have more coverage and some UFC scouts will be there,'” Colquhoun said. Colquhoun admits that he is less experienced than Cooper, who not only has a record of 10 wins, three losses and no draws, but also a seven-fight winning streak. Nonetheless, Colquhoun, who is unbeaten in all three of his fights, said that this does not faze him and his preparations have been going well ahead of his latest test.last_img read more

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