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Location change announced for jazz concert featuring Batesville native

first_imgBatesville, In. — Olivia McKnight and the University of Indianapolis Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert on Sunday, October 21. Due to weather conditions, the show will be held at 6 p.m. in the Batesville High School auditorium. Organizers from the Batesville Area Arts Council (Formerly the RAA) say McKnight is a 2016 Batesville High School graduate.The ensemble is known for performing big band standards from modern composers as well as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.last_img

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Building on success, Berry to raise bar for Super Nationals

first_imgAfter finding considerable success in his adopted state, Tom Berry Jr. swept the Dirt Wars week­end at Estevan Motor Speedway before impressing in starts in Minnesota and Iowa. (Photo by Byron Fichter) The Oregon native began racing in the Midwest in 2016. He now lives in North Dakota, girlfriend Mayce Brodehl’s home state, and works for a construction company.  “We’re going to go to Boone with the goal of making the show. Once you qualify, you can race hard and try to win the thing,” said Berry, from Newburg, N.D., and most recently winner of Han­cock County Speedway’s Night of 10,000 Stars IMCA Modified man event. “We’re already in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and are eligible to qualify for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champi­ons. I think we’re going to have a pretty good week.” “We’ve learned so much about the car. I can feel the tiniest of adjustments,” he continued. “We had to change a good amount of stuff when I went down to Iowa but I was able to do that be­cause of what we’d learned.” One of Berry’s biggest wins came on opening night of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. Con­sistency throughout made him the tour champion. “I struggled the first three or four nights of the season but kept digging hard. It’s helped to run against really good guys,” said Berry, now well established as one of those top-tier competitors. “We’ve had a lot of success but I feel like part of that is because our luck factor has changed.” “We’ve got a brand new car (a 2019 Razor), Mayce’s dad helps me a bunch and we have in­vested a lot of money in this. Our program is not slacking. We put in the time in the shop and it has paid off,” Berry said. “Tracks are smooth and slick out here so you can really fine tune your car.”  “It was my fourth year running the tour. Not too many people win it,” Berry said. “That was a pretty big accomplishment.”center_img “I’ve probably drawn front row starts four or five times this season. I did it maybe three times from the time I was 15 until this year,” he explained. “I’ve finally been redrawing three and four. When you start up there you have more clean air once you get out of the gate.”  The winner of back-to-back Dirt Wars features at Estevan Motor Speedway, he finished second three straight nights – at the Harris Clash at Deer Creek on Aug. 6, in the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour at Fairmont on Aug. 7 and at Night of 1,000 Stars on Aug. 8 – before collecting the Night of 10,000 Stars checkers and $7,000. Berry thought hard before deciding on a pre-Super Nationals highlight to his 2019 season, finally setting on the week he spent in early August in Minnesota and Iowa. NEWBURG, N.D. – He’s already had a season full of career highlights, but Tom Berry Jr. will be looking to raise the bar again at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Running with many of the top shoes from North Dakota as well as the region and nation, he won 10 of his first 25 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing starts this season, with another dozen top five finishes for good measure. “That whole week was pretty good,” he said. “We drew last row starts for our heat every night ex­cept one and never ran outside the top three in any main event.”last_img read more

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Reid sounds warning to Baggies

first_img Their next four fixtures see them play Hull at home on Saturday, Tottenham away on Boxing Day, West Ham away on December 28 and then Newcastle at home on New Year’s Day. And looking ahead to those games, Reid, quoted by the Birmingham Mail, said: “We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. “We have the biggest few fixtures of our campaign – this period will define our season. (With) the form we’re in at the minute we need to dig in. “Make no mistake about it, we are in it. We are in a relegation fight with other clubs and we can’t forget that.” In their statement announcing the news of Clarke and Keen’s dismissals on Saturday, West Brom also said that joint-assistant head coach Keith Downing would oversee first-team affairs while the club “consider all available options” for a new boss. And Downing looks set to be in charge of the side for the Hull game, with the Baggies having subsequently confirmed that he will be doing the pre-match media duties at a press conference at Albion’s training ground on Thursday. West Brom are not making any comment regarding who their new permanent boss might be, but a host of people have been linked with the vacancy since Clarke’s departure, with one of the latest being Mauricio Pellegrino, the former Liverpool player and coach who is currently in charge of Estudiantes in his native Argentina. And regarding the Baggies’ search, Reid said: “The board have got it right with the last few appointments. Press Association Albion sacked their head coach Clarke and his assistant Kevin Keen on Saturday following a 1-0 loss at Cardiff, which was their fourth straight defeat. The Midlands outfit are currently 16th in the Barclays Premier League, two points above the relegation zone. “Roberto Di Matteo got it and took us on to promotion (to the Premier League in 2010). “Roy (Hodgson) took us to another level of mid-table safety and Steve Clarke gave us our best-ever Premier League finish (eighth, last season). “It will need to be a top-class coach, which is something we’ve had over the last couple of years. “I wouldn’t have thought someone will come in and break it away because what we’ve been doing the last few years has been the right way. “The board will hope the new man gives the players a lift and gets us some results.” Another candidate for the job is former Manchester United and Norway striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently boss at Molde in his home country and has guided them to two league titles since taking over in 2011. The club’s chief executive Tarje Nordstrand Jacobsen was quoted by Norwegian media on Wednesday as saying that Molde had received enquiries from overseas about Solskjaer, but no indication was given as to exactly who from, or when. Nordstrand Jacobsen, quoted on www.rbnett.no, said: “I can confirm that we have received formal requests, but will not say when they arrived or where they came from. “Ole has a name that will always make him attractive. And he has a standing in England that makes him often a candidate there.” Asked if he was prepared for Solskjaer to leave Molde soon, Nordstrand Jacobsen said: “Yes. We are aware that is a possible scenario. “Ole has won three titles (including a cup) in three years with Molde. “It is obvious that this can be good timing for him if he wants to further his career.” West Brom defender Steven Reid is in no doubt that the club are in a relegation battle and has emphasised the need for them to “dig in” while the search for Steve Clarke’s permanent successor continues.last_img read more

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MMA sports roundup

first_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners moved into second place in the North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer standings with a 3-1 win over the Colby-Sawyer Chargers on Saturday in Castine.The win, their fourth straight, upped the Mariners’ record to 7-4-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the conference.Women’s SoccerThe Lady Mariners saw their record dip to 3-7-2 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference after falling 4-0 to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday in Castine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textVolleyballMMA’s Lady Mariners upped their record to 10-7 with a pair of 3-0 volleyball wins over the University of Maine – Presque Isle in non-conference play on Saturday in Castine.GolfMMA’s Keenan Kalthoff and the Mariner team both placed third in the annual North Atlantic Conference Championships held last weekend at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Kalthoff finished with a total score of 153, eight strokes off the winning total of 145 posted by Cameron Daley of Salem State.FootballThe Mariner football team, struggling with a record of 0-4 so far, had a week off and will return to action on Saturday, facing the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at 1:30 p.m. in New London, Conn.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Bio Fenceviewer Staff Latest Postscenter_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

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Salah: Hosting AFCON 2019 Good for Egypt

first_img“It’s the right time for Egypt – as we have to be clear – our league is not a top league in Africa at the moment,” Salah said.“I’m sure this is going to be the start for us to be back.”The finals will also see fans return to stadiums in large numbers for the first time since 2012.A maximum of 5,000 supporters have been allowed in to watch games since September last year.It was the first time authorities cleared fans to watch league matches on a regular basis since 2012.Supporters were banned from attending matches in February 2012 after at least 74 Al Ahly fans died during a game with Al Masry in Port Said.Salah is confident that the return of the fans will be a huge boost for football in Egypt and that they can help lift the national team too.“The fans are going to be back in the stadium, and everything is going to be back like before,” he enthused.“I’m sure everyone knows about Egypt and the seven Africa Cups – we’re going to look for number eight now, and this is the best time to start to be back like before.”Egypt have won the Nations Cup three times on home soil in 1959 (as United Arab Republic), in 1986 and again 20 years later.They also hosted the finals in 1974 when the Pharaohs managed to clinch third place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mohamed Salah believes hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations can revitalize league football in Egypt.The Liverpool striker was talking after being crowned 2018 African Footballer of the Year and on the day Egypt were named 2019 Nations Cup hosts.Egypt replaced Cameroon, who was denied the hosting rights due to slow preparations and security concerns.last_img read more

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Badger careers winding down

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoIn their four years with the Wisconsin men’s hockey team,seniors Davis Drewiske, Josh Engel, Matthew Ford and Kyle Klubertanz have seenplenty of positives in their careers.All four saw extended time on the ice as freshmen, with eachplaying at least 18 games in the 2004-05 season. Through four years, three ofthe four have played over 100 career games (Engel has played in 94), and allwere members of the 2006 squad that won the NCAA Championship during theirsophomore season, which is easily the highlight of each of their respectivecareers.?That’s something special you’ll take with you wherever yougo,? Ford said of the national title. ?What you’ve learned from that team, theexperience and memories, you’ll never forget.?But there have been some things that have been slightlyharder to swallow.The season after winning it all in 2006, the Badgersfinished just 19-18-4 overall and missed the NCAA tournament. Classmate JoePavelski left the team to go to the NHL after winning the title. Fellowclassmate Joe Piskula did the same one year later.?Obviously you miss them; they’re good friends,? Drewiskesaid of his former teammates. ?It would be nice to have them around still, butyou’re still happy for them.?Although the two former Badgers have moved on to playprofessionally ? Pavelski with the San Jose Sharks, Piskula with the LosAngeles Kings ? they, and this year’s seniors, continue to keep in touch.?They’re still your buddies. You still talk to them here andthere,? Ford said. ?You always have that special relationship of being part ofthe National Championship team and being a part of Badger hockey.??I talk to Joe Pavelski probably once every two weeks,?Klubertanz said. ?I ask him a lot of questions, and I get a lot of informationfrom him. It’s been awesome, but it’s tough to lose him.?For two of the seniors, the next step has already been takenin reaching their ultimate goal of playing in the pros. Ford was drafted by theChicago Blackhawks in the eighth round of the 2004 NHL draft, while Klubertanzwas a third-round selection of the Anaheim Ducks.Both have adopted the ?wait?and-see? approach in regard towhere they will end up when their Wisconsin careers conclude.?It’s just one of those things you shoot for,? Klubertanzsaid. ?You never know. All you can really do is go out and play, and that’s allthat’s in your hands. … For the four seniors this year, we’ve all had prettygood seasons, so we’ve just got to wait and see.??I hope to have the opportunity to play hockey when I leavehere,? Ford said. ?It’s always been a dream to play college hockey ? which I’vegotten to ? but it’s also been a dream to play pro hockey.?The chance to play in the NHL isn’t as certain for Drewiskeand Engel, who remain undrafted. But they still hope to extend their hockeycareers past their days as Badgers.?I’d like to play. I think I could play somewhere,? Engelsaid. ?Hopefully, I’ll get a couple tryouts or a couple looks. I’d still liketo try to live on the dream.?None of the four are too quick to look to the future,however, as they realize their season here is far from over. The team finishesthe season ? the last regular season games for the seniors in their career ? onthe road against St. Cloud State this weekend.?Then they will have a week off before the WCHA playoffs begin, which, ifall goes according to plan, will be played at the Kohl Center for the firstround.Because of the work still left to be done, Klubertanz saidhe hasn’t had time to think about the end of his time with the team.?I don’t think any of this will sink in until the season’sactually done,? Klubertanz said. ?We’re still playing and don’t really worryabout that stuff too much.?Drewiske also knows the road to the NCAA playoffs will notbe an easy one. The team must finish among the top 16 in the nation to qualifyfor that postseason tournament.?We still have a couple of big challenges ahead of us,?Drewiske said. ?We need to take care of business this weekend to set us up forthe playoffs.?If not for the leadership of these four seniors, the youngBadger team may never had a shot at the tournament this season. Wisconsin’sroster boasted nine freshmen to start the season, but the newcomers haveimproved dramatically, according to Drewiske and Klubertanz.?The young guys have done a nice job coming along and havereally matured,? Drewiske said.?We knew that we had a lot of young guys coming in,?Klubertanz added. ?It was key for us to be guys to be looked up upon. I thinkfor the most part, us four have done a great job. We like to take pride indoing that.?Ford credits Drewiske ? this year’s team captain ? withstepping up and answering the challenge that comes along with wearing a ?C? onhis jersey.?All four of us, but Davis especially, got guys up to speedright away,? Ford said. ?With so many young guys, everybody’s gotten [anopportunity] to play.?Engel and the other seniors have been in the skates of thefreshmen before. They all still remember the first time they stepped onto theKohl Center ice.Which is why the end will be that much harder for them.?I remember being a freshman and looking at the seniorslike, ‘Wow, that’s a long ways away,’? Engel said. ?But it definitely flew byreally, really fast.?last_img read more

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Taiwo Awoniyi- Back at Mouscron with a Bang

first_imgAfter signing for Liverpool, he was immediately loaned out to FSV Frankfurt. He made his debut for the club the following year.In August 2016, Awoniyi went on another loan spell at NEC Nijmegen in Holland and it was another loan spell the following year to Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium, scoring nine goals in 16 matches.On 17 July 2018, Awoniyi signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool and on 23 July of the same year, he was sent on a season-long loan to another Belgian club, KAA Gent. He failed to score a single goal for the club after five months.In January this year, his loan to Genk was cut short, and Awoniyi was loaned to Mouscron again.At Mouscron, Awoniyi, showed early signs of returning to the top scoring form he had with the club last season, as he made the best of his second debut with a well-taken goal for the club. The ex-youth international showed his quality in his first game with aplomb.He put aside the woes he faced at Gent, to romp home Mousconr’s match-winner against KV Oostende.Though, Awoniyi failed to score a single league goal in 16 appearances with Gent, he has hit the ground running on a familiar hunting ground in Mouscron.His effort helped Mouscron snatch a 2-1 home win that took them up to 14th on the table with 20 points from 22 matches, six points clear of relegation spot and Awoniyi’s reaction was overwhelming.“I am extremely happy to start so well in my first game back at Royal, and that my goal helped us win this important match,” Awoniyi posted.Late Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi once gave the U-20 striker the green light to lead the Super Eagles’ attack with the hope that he can bring his eye for goal to the senior team. “I gave Awoniyi his first call up to the Super Eagles sometimes ago because I know that he has the quality of a goal poacher who can deliver the goals when needed, but playing for the age-grade national teams is different from the Super Eagles.“Awoniyi is young and talented and has the quality of a good striker. So, who says he can’t lead the Eagles attack? He just needs to be ready for the task and show it on the field of play which I believe the boy is capable of doing,” late Keshi said.If Awoniyi continues with this form at Mouscron, perhaps, he would get a permanent deal at the club. Even Liverpool may come looking for him. For now, he has to remain focused.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After Nigeria crashed out in the second round against Germany at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the lackluster performance of the Flying Eagles did not deter European teams from scrambling for the signature of a member of the squad – Taiwo Awoniyi. He stood out of the lot and immediately became the toast of most European clubs. Prior to the 2015 U-20 World Cup, Awoniyi also had a scintillating performance for the Golden Eaglets at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates. However Awoniyi still struggling to actualise his potential in EuropeAfter the 2015 U-20 World Cup, Awoniyi was courted by Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, but he briefly settled for Swedish club, Kalmar. The young Nigerian trained with the first team on his arrival in Sweden. But he did not sign any professional contract with them.The product of Imperial Academy, Odogbolu, Ogun State, eventually signed for English Premier league club, Liverpool, on August 31, 2015, for a fee of around £400,000. Four years on, Awoniyi is yet to blossom to the star he was touted to be.last_img read more

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Cloud9 welcomes Red Bull back as major sponsor

first_imgCloud9 has brought on world famous energy drinks brand Red Bull as a major sponsor, making it the organisation’s official energy drink sponsor.As part of this deal, Red Bull’s logo will be emblazoned on Cloud9’s jerseys and will provide “fitness training, sleep analysis, and other programs” for the players.Cloud9 has released a look at the new jersey design that all of its players will wear from now on, and it’ll be official debuted in a competitive capacity in the organisation’s first NA LCS match on June 24th against 100 Thieves.Cloud9’s New JerseyThe two parties previously had a partnership, but Red Bull was forged to drop its LCS team sponsorships when it competed in the EU LCS Challenger Series in 2017. In the end, Team RB disbanded at the beginning of 2018, and evidently Red Bull wanted to get back involved with Cloud9.Jack Etienne, Founder & CEO of Cloud9 said: “We love what Red Bull brings to the table as partners and are sure they’re going to help us take our game to the next level.”This sponsorship encompasses all of the teams that represent the organisation competitively. Here are all of the titles that Cloud9 currently competes in: League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch (League and Contenders), Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Melee, PUBG, Hearthstone, Clash Royale, Fortnite, and H1Z1.Cloud9’s other partners include Twitch, HTC, iBUYPOWER, HyperX, Crunchyroll, MSI, NEEDforSEAT USA, and LoLwiz. Red Bull has plenty of experience in the esports industry: hosting competitions such as Red Bull Conquest and Red Bull Proving Grounds, producing content surrounding numerous scenes, sponsoring Tempo Storm, having its own LCS team, and plenty of other activities.Esports Insider says: It’s great to see Red Bull reinstate its position with Cloud9. With a look at the jersey too, it’s clear that they’re being loud and proud about the partnership.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

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Whicker: Mend the Clippers, don’t end them

first_imgThe Clippers have no draft picks this June. They have not picked higher than 25th in the past five years and have gotten no help, although it’s not illegal or unprecedented to find Draymond Green, Isaiah Thomas or Malcolm Brogdon deep in the draft.They haven’t been interested in trades because they have convinced themselves that all the answers are within their room. That is clearly no longer true.The Clippers need more size in the backcourt. They need, and have needed, a useful backup center. They need, and have needed, a significant small forward or a “stretch four” shooter. And they need, and have needed, a bench that provides specific skills, not just worn-out bodies.With those deficiencies and with the usual injury siege, the Clippers still managed to get home-court advantage for a playoff series, even though they went 1-3 on it.After they began 14-2 they just went flat, as if they saw the sinkhole deepening in their floor but couldn’t bring themselves to call anyone. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The free agency class glitters this year but there isn’t much gold for the Clippers. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant aren’t going anywhere. Jrue Holiday and Kyle Lowry are dynamic, but Paul is the point guard. Otto Porter plays big minutes and has learned to shoot the 3-pointer, but he is a restricted free agent, hard to pry from Washington.Atlanta’s Paul Millsap is a fine shooter and proven rebounder. He also is 32. Denver’s Danilo Gallinari has averaged 18.2 and 19.5 points the past two seasons. He is 29 and would open the floor nicely for Paul and Griffin.Carmelo Anthony’s name will come up, and no doubt the Knicks would not ask for the world in exchange. He has averaged more than 20 points in each of his 15 NBA seasons and probably hasn’t finished doing that. He also has averaged 36 minutes in those seasons. High mileage, questionable gearbox.But whatever Rivers does, the goal should be to add, not replace.If Paul and Griffin aren’t dead set on leaving, they should be given whatever they need to come back. Starting over is an idea born of frustration, and its damage is irreversible.The problem with a Clippers teardown is that it automatically dissuades free agents from coming. These days, the best players want to win, which means playing with other good players. If you’re Paul George and you want to return to L.A the year after next, and Paul and Griffin are elsewhere, you might as well sign with the Lakers.Owner Steve Ballmer has considered a new arena, maybe near the Inglewood NFL stadium. It’s tougher to sell those suites if you’re 20-62.Because you only escape the dungeon if you’re lucky enough to win Lottery Ping-Pong on the same year a LeBron-alike comes out.Over the past four years Philadelphia is 75-283 and has already traded Merlens Noel, part of its draft “nucleus.”The Lakers are 91-237 and they aren’t sure that any of their golden children, the high draft picks who were supposed to justify all this, can play. Somehow their fan base hangs on. Branding is a powerful thing, it turns out, even if you sit near those lordly banners and loudly hope the Lakers lose.But losing seasons don’t necessarily teach anything except how to keep losing.Have we forgotten the days when Eric Piatkowski was the best Clipper? Have we forgotten Michael Olowokandi, the Sports Arena, Ken “The Animal” Bannister?Have we blocked out the day Ron Harper tore up his knee, the night Shawn Livingston lay there helpless and screaming, the day Danny Manning got traded, the drafting and trading of Rodney Rogers, the mockery of Donald T. Sterling’s lottery parties?Do we really want to revisit the draft in which the Clippers took Reggie Williams one pick before Scottie Pippen?If you’re a Clippers fan and you’re feeling the pain, remember the 26 years when you couldn’t feel anything.You also know, more than anyone, that the “same old Clippers” might be old, but they’re not the same.center_img LOS ANGELES >> The act of watching the Clippers lose playoff series is getting old. So are they.Doc Rivers, the coach, needs to demand a younger, stronger, deeper roster from his director of basketball operations. That argument would be conducted in Rivers’ mirror and therefore would be weird.When next season begins, Chris Paul will be 32, Blake Griffin a battered 28, DeAndre Jordan 29, Jamal Crawford 37, Raymond Felton 33, J.J. Reddick 33, Luc Mbah a Moute 31 and Marreese Speights 30.The only “young” player used in Sunday’s elimination loss to Utah was Austin Rivers, who will be 25.last_img read more

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