Ripley County Basketball Historian

first_imgRandy Young from Osgood has spent the last 20 years informing residents of Ripley County about the history of Ripley County Basketball.  Because of his efforts, we now have the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame.The first inducted class occurred in 2001.  Every year since then the Hall has inducted a new class.  The RCBHOF Committee is led by President Ray Baurley, Vice President Bill VanKirk, Secretary Connie Dickman, and Treasurer Randy Young.  Every November a new class is chosen.Later this fall a new RCBHOF website will be up and running.  Phil King and his son are developing the website.  Phil played ball for South Ripley and is a member of the Hall of Fame.  On this site you will find the nomination form if you know of someone you feel should be in the Hall of Fame.  Look for the website in the very near future.last_img read more

Sexton in fitness race

first_img Press Association Johnny Sexton faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland’s autumn international Test series after breaking his jaw in club action with Racing Metro. The British and Irish Lions fly-half could be sidelined for two months following a heavy clash with Craig Burden in Racing Metro’s Top 14 contest with Toulon. The 29-year-old will now fight to return quickly enough to be in contention for Ireland’s three-Test autumn series, starting with South Africa’s visit to Dublin on November 8. center_img Racing saw off reigning French and European champions Toulon 17-10 in Paris on Saturday, but Sexton was eventually withdrawn after an early clattering from Burden, with the South African hooker sin-binned for the challenge. Ireland host Georgia and Australia following their South Africa clash in the autumn, with head coach Joe Schmidt keen to ramp up the long-range preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. Sexton is expected to complete a move back to Leinster from Racing Metro next summer to boost Schmidt and Ireland’s World Cup build-up. The 45-cap playmaker is arguably Ireland’s most important backline general now that Brian O’Driscoll has retired, so Kiwi boss Schmidt will afford him every opportunity to make the fitness grade for autumn action. Sexton endured a frustrating first campaign in France last term, coerced into 13 club games in 12 weeks on his arrival, much to Ireland’s chagrin. Former Leinster boss Schmidt was left hamstrung by his lack of control over the player, still Ireland’s only frontline star plying his trade overseas. Sexton picked up a leg problem through his heavy initial Racing workload, which threw his participation in last year’s autumn series into doubt. Ulster’s Paddy Jackson would be the front-runner to start in Sexton’s absence after filling the fly-half understudy role last season. Leinster’s Ian Madigan would also come into the frame, while fast-progressing Munster duo Ian Keatley and JJ Hanrahan coming up on the rails. last_img read more

Supervisor of Elections office facing possession of child pornography charges

first_imgEx-Information Technology Manager for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office faces thirty counts of possession of child pornography and unlawful use of a computer.Jeffrey Darter,61, was fired from the Supervisor of Elections office in November after an investigation into alleged child porn possession. Investigators found a thumb drive with more than 170 images of child pornography.According to the arrest report, law enforcement also discovered adult pornography on his work computer, and “videos and images of Darter masturbating at his desk at work.”Judge Laura S. Johnson set his bail at $3,000 per count, for a total of $93,000.last_img

Youngsters sledge veteran stars ahead of Indian Premier League 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, a couple of youngsters of the Indian squad fired warnings at its most decorated players — Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant sledged Dhoni and Kohli ahead of the upcoming edition of the cash-rich T20 tournament.In a video released by Star Sports, Delhi Capitals player Pant warned Dhoni and said that he is coming to haunt the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers with his swashbuckling game.Dhoni, later reacted to the video and said he had a similar attitude when he was a youngster and also asked Pant to bring on the challenge.In the second video, Bumrah, who plays for Mumbai Indians, said he has not tasted success against the world’s best batsman Kohli so he is still not there as the best bowler in the world.He also said that the RCB skipper will have to face his deadly yorkers.Reacting to the video, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli said: “Its good that you have also learnt how to sledge now but don’t expect any favours from your Cheeku bhaiya.”After facing a two-year ban due to the betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the last edition, winning the title for the third time. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Works ongoing at LBI Community Centre

first_imgDESPITE being without an executive body, Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has continued its major rehabilitation works on the LBI Community Centre ground.At present crush and run gravel is being applied onto the wicket base. The fence and pavilion have been completed.The upgrading of the facility became a reality after GCB secured the lease from the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GUYSUCO), last year January. This has paved the way for the board to invest approximately $600M in the next few years towards the general upgrading of the facility to benefit the cricketing community.GCB had already invested close to $75M a few years ago to construct the existing hostel, the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence, at that location and over the years the Board has saved a lot of accommodation expenses with the use of this hostel to house its players.In addition to the facilities for the accommodation of teams preparing for local and regional tournaments, the Centre comprises indoor nets, a gym and a lecture room, all designed to turn out more rounded players, who are prepared to meet the challenges of the modern game.The multi-million dollar structure was officially opened in 2010. It is expected that the bulk of the funding will come from the board through the funds from the franchise leaguelast_img read more

NACAC rejects any form of Racism

first_imgWORLD Athletics’ confederation – North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) has issued a statement totally condemning Racism. In an official release by NACAC, Bahamian-born president Mike Sands expressed his fight to eliminate racism.“Over the past few weeks the spectre of systemic racism has been at the forefront of international news. Because of the resurgence of racism at the global level in the recent past, many International, Regional and local sporting organisations and athletes have been forced to speak out because of their understanding of the mounting evidence of its invasion in the world of sport.NACAC finds it absolutely necessary to add its voice to the chorus that continues to grow, declaring its total rejection of any form of racism in society, generally, but more so in the world of sport.The ‘positive values attendant’ to sport allowed it to be one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. The blight of racism and its consequences deny our very humanity and must be, vehemently, rejected in all its forms, wherever it threatens to rear its ugly head.NACAC is insistent that there is no place for racism in our sport of athletics and will commit to the promotion of the lofty values that have allowed us to rise to and maintain our position at the very pinnacle of global sport.“As we continue to lead the world in the fight against drugs in sport, too, we strive to play leading roles in the eradication of racism in sport, fully cognizant that by doing so  we are participating in a greater war, that of eradicating the scourge of racism from global society”.last_img read more

Time Machine: Providence shocks Orangemen in Carrier Dome in January 1990

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: The article below is a republished story from The Daily Orange’s Jan. 22, 1990 edition. Then-editor Rob Guyette wrote it on Syracuse’s last-second loss to Providence in the Carrier Dome two days before. A shortened version of the story has been republished for space considerations. The photos appear as they were printed in 1990.This game was based on a true story.The names and places have been changed, but not to protect the innocent. Some, in fact, are very guilty.And these people are not actors. They are the actual people whose actions on the night of January 20, 1990, decided the outcome of this game.The setting — The Carrier Dome, a place where SU had won 26 of its last 28 games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe goat — Dave Johnson, who missed the free throw with 33 seconds left and the Orange leading by one 86-85.The coach — Rick Barnes, who elected not to call a time-out to set up the final play.The hero — Eric Murdock, who hit the game-winning jump shot with three seconds left and stayed the hero when Richard Manning missed a five-foot jump shot at the buzzer.The SuperDome, Derrick Coleman, Bobby Knight and Keith Smart wrote this story for the first time, at the 1987 NCAA Championship game. And while Saturday’s game may not have had the implications of its predecessor, the Friars put on a national championship-like celebration after they ended SU’s 21-game dominance of the series with the 87-86 win before 32, 401 at Dome.Providence, 11-4 overall and 4-2 Big East, had not beaten Syracuse, 12-3 and 3-3, since Big East play began in 1979, a streak which included a 77-63 Orange win in the 1987 national semifinal, two days before the Hoosier heartbreak.“Obviously it’s a great win for our program,” PC coach Rick Barnes said. “We just did what we had to do and I’ll tell you, we deserved this win because God knows how many games we’ve lost like this.”The Friars first three losses this season were by a total of four points.“It’s a very special win,” Murdock said. “Coming in here and doing it for the first time makes it even better.”After Johnson’s miss, the Friars made it clear they were going to hold the ball for one final shot. Point guard Calton Screen dribbled uncontested on the left sidelines 25 feet away from the basket as the clock ticked down into single digits.With eight seconds left, Screen headed right and found Murdock coming off a Marty Conlon screen. Murdock took the ball 20 feet from the basket, hesitated, faked, drove, pulled up at the foul line, and drilled the 15-footer.“We don’t call time-outs in that situation,” Murdock said. “The clock got down to like 10 seconds and we had to get into it. I just came off the pick and three guys came after me. (The play) is designed to get either Marty Conlon on the blocks or me off the double screen.“I was going to go for three but I pump faked and moved in for the basket. It worked well.” Comments Published on January 23, 2015 at 2:34 amlast_img read more

How two years in France molded Miranda Ramirez

first_imgMiranda Ramirez knew how important her decision would be. When she moved to Club Med Tennis Academy (Florida) in 2014, she worked with two or three of the coaches before picking one to travel with her to tournaments going forward. From the time Ramirez turned to professional coaching at 8 years old, she sought long-term relationships. While other players flipped coaches every few months, Ramirez lasted at least two years with each coach she had, her father, Santiago Ramirez, said. That made finding the right coach essential. Then she met Thomas Finck. He used a one-handed backhand like Ramirez, was picky about footwork and expected his players to always get the ball back in play. He was a perfectionist, he said. Just like Ramirez. “We are very similar people,” Ramirez said. “We got along so well. I just love him. He’s great.”Her time touring tournaments in Europe and working with Finck molded her into the player she is today for No. 28 Syracuse (11-8, 4-6 Atlantic Coast). Finck, a professional coach for 13 years, said his mentality is to “kill the point, hurt your opponent,” and “being aggressive from the baseline and any time you can, come to the net.” The remnants of that mindset shows in Ramirez’s current play. In her 13 singles wins this season, she’s looked to end points early. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn late 2014, Ramirez noticed that the deeper into tournaments she got, she matched up against Europeans who favored a strategic game centered on shot making. Her childhood had taken her to various places. She traveled to San Antonio, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; and finally, Florida, where she first trained with Finck.Based in the south of France, where Finck grew up, Ramirez traveled through Europe and parts of North Africa. Outside of her family, he became everything, Ramirez said. Her best friend. Her coach. Her mentor. Santiago and Finck described it as a brother-sister relationship. “Thomas to this day is a great guy,” Santiago said. “Love him to death, and he did everything right by us.”Amy Nakamura | Senior Design EditorFinck played professionally in France before moving to Florida. Ramirez’s parents, meanwhile, placed her into numerous other activities — karate, ballet, hip-hop dancing, soccer — because they wanted to make sure tennis was “her choice,” Santiago said. She enjoyed them, but when her parents asked what she wanted to do the following year, she wanted to be back on the court. Between practices and matches, Ramirez and Finck’s bonds grew. They shared breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the road. They were constantly in each other’s company, playing card games or chess.“If she has a problem and she doesn’t want to speak to her dad or her mom, I have to be the one that is there for her,” Finck said. “She can talk about anything, even something personal.”After losses, Finck also listened. He remembered a Ramirez third-set tiebreaker-loss in Copenhagen, and when she came off the court, she cried. She had lost to the same opponent a few weeks ago, and as the match progressed, she rushed shots, Finck said. Finck hugged her immediately afterward and they talked about non-tennis things. In Tunisia, after another tough loss, he did the same. Ramirez responded with two tournament wins in Netherlands and France and reached a semi-final in Portugal. When the wins racked up, Finck’s message was validated. Ramirez listened to him more and their relationship strengthened. In practices, Finck could see her put in extra work. It translated to matches, like with Ramirez’s improved forehand. As her time in France ended and the prospect of attending Syracuse loomed, Ramirez and Finck had to “move forward,” he said. The final decision was always hers, and Finck was supportive of that decision and still is. He said it was “a shame” and “a heartbreak,” but it was a good idea for her to come back to the United States. In her three years at SU, she’s continued developing. At her game’s core, Finck’s message remains. “You have some players that, … where once they reach their level or next stage, they stay there,” Finck said. “They stay in their comfort zone. With Miranda, she was more always trying to look about something different.” Comments Published on April 2, 2019 at 12:22 am Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Barn demolished south of Belle Plaine this morning

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Fire snuffed out quickly by fire personnel this morning.Sumner Newscow report — Fire personnel from Sumner County Fire District #9, Wellington and Belle Plaine reported on the scene of a small barn structure fire at 624 N. Farmview Road, which is 3.6 miles south of Belle Plaine off the Dalton Road about 10:15 a.m. this morning.There were no injuries and the fire was contained to a barn that was used to help raise baby goats.We will have more details as they become available.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist fined for charging Anaheim Ducks’ John Gibson

first_imgRule 42 in the NHL’s handbook defines “charging” as “the actions of any player who, as a result of any distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner.” The rule clarifies that goalkeepers are not “fair game” to check when they are outside their goal crease.Sundqvist has been assessed supplemental discipline by NHL player safety before — he was suspended for one game during the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals for a hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.Since no more supplemental punishment will come for the play on Gibson, the Blues will have Sundqvist on the ice for their next game when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday — his wallet will just be lighter. MORE: NHL players critical of Avalanche-Canucks officialsThings you shouldn’t do…That.@AnaheimDucks | #LetsGoDucks pic.twitter.com/gx3OalT5t3— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 17, 2019The five-year veteran was handed a two-minute minor penalty for charging Gibson and an additional penalty for roughing Nicolas Deslauriers in the ensuing pileup. Sundqvist’s fine was announced after he met with the league’s player safety department for a hearing earlier on Sunday. $7,392.47 is the maximum amount allowed by the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association.  St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sunqdvist was fined $7,392.47 Sunday for charging Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, the league’s department of player safety has announced.Sundqvist, 25, hit Gibson in the head during a play behind the net halfway through St. Louis’ 4-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday. While it appeared he may have been trying to squeeze between Gibson and the endboards to avoid contact, Sundqvist left his feet and made direct contact with Gibson’s head, sending Anaheim’s goalie sprawling to the ice — and the Ducks after Sundqvist.last_img read more