L to R Top Row: Keith recipients Cadence Campbell, Joseph Hartman, Callie Main, Lauren Kieffer Middle Row: Horstman recipients Caleb Huffmeyer, Nicholas Meer, Sarah Ronnebaum Bottom Row: Fritsch recipients Erin Batta, Joseph Cerniglia, Anna MoellerBatesville, IN—The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 scholarships to Batesville High School (BHS) graduates and alumni. These scholarship awards total $20,000, according to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson.Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the family of BHS alumnus Sgt. Chad Keith, who was killed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, four $500 scholarships were available this year to BHS graduates and alumni. Award winners had to interview a veteran and write an essay about patriotism. This year’s winners are BHS graduates Cadence Campbell, Joseph Hartman, and Callie Main, and BHS alumna Lauren Kieffer.The Mary C. Horstman Scholarship was established from money donated to BCEF by Horstman, who wished for the funds to be used to assist students with post-secondary expenses. A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to each of the following BHS graduates: Caleb Huffmeyer, Nicholas Meer, and Sarah Ronnebaum. BCEF’s top scholarship, worth $5,000 each to three recipients this year, is the James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship. Fritsch left a sum of money upon his passing to assist students who are pursuing post-secondary study. This year’s recipients included Erin Batta, Joseph Cerniglia, and Anna Moeller.Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee of individuals which consists of two BCEF board members, the BHS principal, and two community members.The Batesville Community Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was established to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools, enhancing the educational environment for all students. More information about BCEF may be found online at BatesvilleEducationFoundation.org or by calling Wilson at (812) 934-2194.
Press Association “I’m getting stronger, I’m getting faster, I’m getting more explosive. “The ball is starting to travel again and those are all positive things. “At Congressional I made some terrible mistakes mentally. My decisions weren’t very crisp and I wasn’t decisive enough. “Today was totally different and consequently I shot a better score.” McIlroy began as one of the favourites and he lived up to that billing with some brilliant approach play giving him plenty of opportunities to go low. He almost holed his mid iron at the second and that set the tone as he picked up two more strokes to reach the turn at three under. Birdies followed at two of the par fives – the 10th and 16th – and the 447-yard 12th to edge one stroke ahead of Italian Matteo Manassero. A cluster of players posted four-under 68s, including Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, American Brooks Koepka and Italian brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, with Woods in an even bigger group a further stroke back. McIlroy did not pick up any shots over his closing two holes but crucially did not drop any either after coming up short of the 17th green and finding a greenside bunker at the last but still signed for six-under 66 to post the new clubhouse lead. He knows, as does everyone else, that the real test comes on Friday as he seeks to cure a second-day syndrome which has seen his PGA Tour-leading first-round scoring average of just under 68 consumed by a second-round average almost five shots worse. “Any time you shoot 66 at the Open Championship, you’re going to be pleased,” he said. “We had perfect scoring conditions out there this morning. There wasn’t much wind early on and there were plenty of opportunities to make birdies and I was able to take a few of them. “It’s another great start and, yeah, looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. “Whenever I go out and play on Thursdays there’s not really many expectations. You’re going out there and you’re trying to find a rhythm and you’re just trying to play your way into the round. “When you go back out on Friday after a good score you know what you can do, so you’re going out with some expectations compared to Thursday. “I think I’ve just got to approach it like that, and start off trying to hit solid shots the first few holes and play my way into the round, just like I did today.” Of the big-name players in the afternoon groups, world number one Adam Scott birdied the fourth and eagled the par-five fifth to move to three under while in the group behind England’s Lee Westwood almost holed his approach to the par-four third as he moved into red figures. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson was two under after birdies at the fourth and fifth but playing partner and defending champion Phil Mickelson played the first five holes in regulation. However, Ernie Els, who won the Claret Jug for the second time at Royal Lytham in 2012, had a disastrous start as he hit a spectator with his opening tee shot and proceeded to three-putt from 18 inches after firing his first attempt past the hole and hastily failing to sink the return with the back of his putter to card a triple-bogey seven. Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool – with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act. Woods bogeyed his first two holes – he began with a dropped shot when he won his third and last Claret Jug on this course in 2006 – but clawed things back with an impressive back nine. The 14-time major winner, playing only his second event since a back operation in March, reached the turn in at one over after holing a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-five fifth but then proceeded to card five birdies in six holes. It was a run spoiled only by a bogey at the 454-yard 14th after finding the left rough off the tee, eliciting a swear word for which Woods has become all too famous for in recent years. A 40-foot birdie attempt at the 17th brushed the edge of the hole and, after encountering one or two disturbances from a phalanx of photographers as he attempted to reach the par-five 18th with his second, he closed out with a 69 after escaping with par from a greenside bunker. Considering his two previous rounds were a 74 and 75 as he missed the cut at the Quicken Loans National last month, Woods will have been pleased with his day’s work. He maintained his policy of avoiding driver on every tee except the 577-yard 16th – the hole where he used the club as he famously won the Claret Jug by getting it out of the bag just once in 2006. The American stated he had come here to win and having got a start there will be fewer people doubting that assertion now. “I knew I could do it. That’s why I was telling you guys it was so important for me to play at Congressional,” he said. Perfect conditions – sun, very little wind and a receptive Hoylake links – meant players were able to take full advantage but the former world number one took some time to get going. That was not the case for Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who blazed a trail to the top of the leaderboard at six under with two holes to play.
___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans.The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season.Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen. Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.”___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021.The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually. Associated Press The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year.The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.”___ Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.”The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: FIFA to make advance payments to members Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___FIFA says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic. ___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9.Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season. Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle.FIFA says the next instalment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year.FIFA is easing some criteria required before being paid but the money is still subject to audit checks.FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”FIFA previously said it will make substantial sums from its $2.7 billion reserves available in an emergency fund. April 24, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Published on February 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm Contact Charlie: email@example.com | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ Binghamton’s defense needed a break. In less than 15 minutes, Syracuse had scored seven-straight goals and its offense held possession for nearly the entire first quarter. Danny Varello jogged out to the faceoff X, bent over and readied for the whistle.Varello had won six of seven faceoffs to start the game. Along with his wing play, Varello was able to get the ball to the offense quick to score just as fast. The sequence then repeated.As the whistle blew, Varello clamped and quickly freed the ball. Wing Luke Schwasnick picked up the ground ball and, not 30 seconds later, Stephen Rehfuss scored to put the Orange up eight.“He dominated,” Binghamton head coach Kevin McKeown said. “It’s tough to win a ball game when you don’t have the ball.”In his first-ever start, the sophomore Varello found instant success at the faceoff X. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound faceoff specialist finished the game 15-for-17, nearly a 90 percent success rate. His ability to win possession was crucial in No. 11 Syracuse’s 13-0 run to open the game and eventual 21-4 win over Binghamton (0-1) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Without two-time Tewaaraton Nominee Ben Williams, Varello must fill the shoes of the best faceoff specialist in Syracuse (1-0) history. And on Saturday, the sophomore did just that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Danny was quick to get on the ball and got it out,” SU head coach John Desko said. “… (His wings) got a few when there was a scrum for the ball. It showed in the ground ball stats.”Last year, Syracuse escaped with a one-goal victory over Binghamton. It was a game in which the Bearcats had no blatant problems. BU’s faceoff specialist, Austin Macchi, had won 12-of-20 against the then-senior Williams.Despite his success against Williams, Macchi showed no signs of his last-year self on Saturday. He won just 3-of-15 faceoffs and only once did he beat Varello. When Desko opted for senior Seth DeLisle instead of Varello, the faceoff woes continued for Binghamton. SU’s duo combined for 15 faceoff wins in the first half and lost just twice.To open the game, Varello and Macchi lined up at the faceoff X. The ball bounced in favor of Binghamton. But as soon as Macchi tried picking up the loose ball, he was met with a hit from Varello. The ball was freed and Syracuse recovered the ground ball. Not two minutes later, Jamie Trimboli scored SU’s first goal of the game.“I can’t not recognize my wings today,” Varello said. “If you think about it, there weren’t that many clean faceoffs. There were a lot of loose balls.”Syracuse recovered 27 ground balls to Binghamton’s five in the first half, many of which came from scrums after the faceoffs. Schwasnick, one of the team’s starting wings, recovered three ground balls and Varello added nine in that frame.In the third quarter, the other starting wing, Austin Fusco, added one of his own. In total, SU picked up 30 more ground balls than Binghamton, and even held the Bearcats to just one in the first and fourth quarters.Varello is a different faceoff specialist than Williams. He uses more power while Williams is more technical. But Desko noted that Varello may have quicker hands than Williams, who is a former All-American and Syracuse’s all-time faceoffs leader.Those quick hands led to early success for Varello. Even with the addition of former Syracuse short-stick defensive midfielder Paolo Ciferri, who played with Varello last year, to the Binghamton staff this year, there seemed to be no answers to stopping the sophomore.“That wears on you physically and mentally,” McKeown said. “When you have to keep running out there and you don’t get a break, like we didn’t, especially in the first half, it can be very tough.”Before the third quarter came to an end, Desko subbed out his starting faceoff specialist, who would not return the rest of the game. Desko had cycled DeLisle in earlier and was now giving Nick Martin a few opportunities at the faceoff X.But the damage had been done. Syracuse had a 13-goal lead with just under 23 minutes left to play.“It’s different this year,” Varello said. “There’s a little more pressure on me, so I think my role is a little more important than last year.”“But it’s nothing I can’t handle.”And on Saturday, Varello made that known. Comments
Shannon Malone couldn’t believe it was happening again.The weekend before her redshirt senior season debut at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, her stride became a hobble. She felt a weird tweak.Malone thought back to the minor hip issues she had that spring. And a sacrum injury from her junior year. And the problems with both of her feet. For 48 hours, she didn’t know if she would lose her sixth and final cross country season to another injury — she couldn’t waste another year because this time there wouldn’t be another.“I got irrationally scared,” Malone said. “Like ‘Oh my gosh, my whole leg is broken in half. Not again.’”With a minor diagnosis, Malone shuffled back into her top spot in front of SU’s pack a month later. She eyed a return, but with her history of injuries, Malone couldn’t rush back like before. She trusted the depth of No. 25 Syracuse, but knew her skills could be a “secret weapon” for a team eyeing the NCAA Championships. Recovering from injuries has set her back her entire career, but this season Malone developed back to form through careful consideration of her body’s limitations. Now, near 100 percent, Malone will debut on Friday at the ACC Championships in Boston, trying to emulate the speed that almost propelled her to All-American honors the season prior.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve gotten a lot smarter in that I need to stop,” Malone said. “Although that seems like the tough thing to do, it’s a lot harder.”The spiral began seven years ago. Before the biggest meet of her high school career against North Allegheny (Pa.) High School, Malone, a then-junior at North Hills (Pa.) High School, was nursing a foot injury. She hid her pain from then-head coach John Wilkie, tying her ankle tight with white medical tape.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorTo win, they would need to take the top three spots, he thought. Malone’s two sisters, Mary and Margo, were pegged one and two. Malone would need to get third.About a mile into the race, Malone’s wrapped-up foot twisted horizontally. She kept pointing to her foot, but Wilkie pleaded with her to continue, stressing the importance of the race. With 500 meters left, Malone hovered in fifth place.Wanting to clinch the race, Malone brushed past one North Allegheny runner. And on the straight-away, she hobbled past now-teammate at SU Madeleine Davison at the finish line to pull into third. Davison, in shock, dropped to the ground in tears.“Are you OK, Shannon?” Margo remembered saying to her after she finished.“I think I broke my foot,” Malone said, smiling as she tried to catch her breath, “but I’m pretty sure we won.”Malone lost the rest of her season. A couple of days later, she went on a recruiting trip to Syracuse, staggering around Manley Field House with a boot on her foot. The limp distracted her from her visit, leaving a “bad taste in her mouth,” her father, Paul, said. She opted to go elsewhere, choosing to run at Virginia.But her injuries worsened in her first two years. She battled with a sore sacrum, a triangular bone in the lower back, and struggled in her redshirt season. After running in the NCAA championships, she called Margo and asked about transferring to run with her and Mary. Then-head coach Chris Fox bought into the idea, and Malone joined her sisters on the SU roster.She sat out her first year due to NCAA transfer rules and, with no race in sight, kept running daily. She thought the change of scenery would help her, but the injuries didn’t stop. At her “darkest time,” she said she questioned her commitment to running.She called Paul and her mother, Madeline, who would support whatever decision she would make. Margo and Mary said the same. But she sat down with then-assistant coach Adam Smith, and the two talked about what it would take for her to return. After, she decided she was going “all in.”“I really didn’t know what to do. I was back-and-forth,” Malone said. “But staying at this meant being consistent — not necessarily having the highest mileage, but slowly doing the work.”So, Malone slowed down. She took her time running, and when she felt discomfort, she didn’t test it like before. Her penchant to push through didn’t persist, but for the first time in her career, the development came organically.A 2017 Syracuse campaign highlighted by Paige Stoner’s record-breaking final season overshadowed Malone’s first “breakout year,” Fox said last November. Before, Malone’s other appearances in national races were based on her team’s success. With SU not guaranteed a spot at NCAA Championships in 2017, Malone, like in high school, needed to place in the top three.New Hampshire’s Elinor Purrier and Stoner were locked for the top two spots, and the last automatic qualifier was wide-open. Malone jumped from the meet’s third pack to the first midway through the 6-kilometer race and held her own with Purrier and Stoner until they advanced further. But in the final stretch, Malone wasn’t outkicked by two trailing Providence runners.“It was exhilarating to watch something you knew she had the potential to do,” Paul said. “But each year something would keep her from having an opportunity.”On a muddy day at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, Malone’s legs caught up to her, Paul said, and she didn’t run to her standards. A weak Malone battled to 73rd, 33 spots from All-American honors.This season was supposed to be Malone’s year to step up. Before, during practices, she let runners such as Davison and Laura Dickinson go at their own pace. After they slowed, head coach Brien Bell told Malone to “fly off” and finish at her own pace, Davison said. A healthy Malone could’ve mimicked the dominance Stoner had on the team, but she was hurt.Usually lively, but with a pending MRI to tell her fate, she spent those two days blank-faced, Mary said. Every plea from Mary to console her was shot down. Malone didn’t want to worry her family and kept quiet to her friends. She didn’t want them to know how bad it could be.In September, Malone isolated herself from the sport for three weeks. Malone’s hip had no structural damage, but she ran less. She grappled with not trying to rush her recovery while itching to return back. Bell kept telling her to “rest it, not test it.”Slowly, she recovered with underwater treadmills and recumbent bikes. Her pain was still there, she said, but the cross-training kept her mind off of it. Soon, her limp blossomed to a fluid running motion. By the beginning of November, Malone said she believes she’ll be back to her top speed.In previous years, she had more years of eligibility to “live up to her talent,” Paul said. Coming off a season with some of her fastest times, Malone’s injury bug almost finished the same way it started: ending another season.But this time, she’s back.“I have more belief in myself,” Malone said. “And now this is it.” Comments Published on October 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm Contact KJ: firstname.lastname@example.org | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Thousands of citizens have gathered in Puerto Rico for the fifth day, to protest and demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following accusations of corruptions and leaked text messages showing the Governor making sexist and homophobic remarks.Crowds of people gathered in the capital city, San Juan, for the fifth consecutive day to chant “Ricky, renuncia!” (“Ricky, resign!”). Police were eventually called to use tear gas to disperse the crowds.The protests started on Saturday after the Center for Investigative Journalism released some 900 pages of text chats on the encrypted messaging app Telegram in which Rossello and 12 other male administration members joked about Ricky Martin’s sexuality, mocked women, politicians, journalists, disabled people and the victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the United States’s worst-ever disasters.Puerto Rican celebrities and other influential figures have also called for the resignation of Rossello. On Wednesday, Ricky Martin led crowds of citizens in a protest to the governor’s house. The Singer expressed his views of Twitter, stating that “They mocked our dead, they mocked women, they mocked the LGBT community, they made fun of people with physical and mental disabilities, they made fun of obesity. It’s enough. This cannot be.”Popular Puerto Rican Reggaeton artist Bad Bunny also stopped his European tour to return to the island to protest.Puerto Ricans living in Florida have joined in protesting, even as they are away from their home island. On Wednesday, Puerto Ricans living in Central Florida gathered outside of the Puerto Rico governor’s office in Orlando, demanding that he resign. Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marin and Chief Fiscal Officer Christian Sobrino, who made a joke about “salivating to shoot” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz in the leaked messages, have since resigned.Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean is diverting a cruise ship away from Puerto Rico because of unrest on the U.S. territory. The cruise line has changed the itinerary for the Empress of the Seas, which sails out of Miami. The ship was re-routed to Tortola, and the company will refund guests for shore excursions.The scandal comes as two other former top government officials from Mr Rosselló’s administration were among a group arrested by US federal agents last week and charged with conspiracy and fraud involving millions in federal funding.Mr Rosselló has apologised for the messages and said he respected the right to protest peacefully. He has also vowed to provide greater transparency and accountability to his government.In response to the scandal, the White House spokesman Judd Deere issued a statement, saying that the events “prove the president’s concerns about mismanagement, politicisation and corruption have been valid”.Despite the ongoing protests, Rosselló has said that he will not resign, stating that “more than ever, a lot of people are counting on me”.
DENVER >> Jeff Hoffman struck out eight to earn his first major league win, Carlos Gonzalez showed signs of breaking out of a slump with a two-hit, three-RBI night and the Colorado Rockies held off the Dodgers 10-7 on Thursday.Ian Desmond and Nolan Arenado each added two doubles to help the Rockies extend their lead in the NL West to 21/2 games over the Dodgers. At 23-13, the Rockies are off to the best start in team history. Hoffman (1-0) allowed three runs over 5 1/3 efficient innings after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the day. He becomes the latest rookie to shine this season on the mound for Colorado.Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-5) surrendered 10 runs, five earned, and walked six over four innings. He was reinstated from the disabled list before the game after recovering from a bruised hip. Hoffman kept the Dodgers at bay by mixing a mid-90s fastball with a potent slider. Just another Rockies rookie flashing his electric command.On Wednesday, German Marquez allowed three hits over eight innings in a win over the Chicago Cubs, while Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela threw in Tuesday’s doubleheader. This marked the first time Colorado has started four straight rookie pitchers since 2002, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Maeda to DLThe Dodgers placed right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his left hamstring.The move freed up space to reinstate Ryu.Maeda threw 8 1/3 innings and allowed two runs Wednesday in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Maeda experienced an issue with his hamstring a few weeks ago. The team nearly put him on the DL then, but “he assured us that he could continue to make starts, which he did, and pitch well,” Roberts said. Maeda is 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Colorado built a 10-0 lead through four innings only to have the Dodgers chip away. Brett Eibner’s run-scoring single in the ninth off Scott Oberg made it 10-6 and led to the Rockies calling in closer Greg Holland.Holland struck out Yasiel Puig on a slider in the dirt to end the game for his 15th save in as many chances. Gonzalez was dropped to the sixth spot in the batting order with his average hovering under .200. The Dodgers even intentionally walked Desmond in the second to face Gonzalez, who lined a double to right as part of a five-run inning that was aided by a Dodgers throwing error.The slumping Gonzalez retreated to the batting cage after going 0 for 4 on Wednesday, believing he had uncovered a tiny glitch in his swing.Something was detected. Gonzalez finished with two hits for just the fourth time this season.
Bubba Wallace was not happy with Alex Bowman after the race.#NASCARPlayoffs // #BofAROVAL pic.twitter.com/avieMrQlvL— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 29, 2019Bowman said he was sick and dehydrated all week, but Wallace wasn’t buying it.”Smooth move of playing the sick card so I couldn’t bust him in his mouth,” Wallace told NASCAR.com.MORE: NASCAR playoff standings after CharlotteThe drama began in Stage 2, when Bowman intentionally spun out Wallace in a chicane. Bowman told his team that Wallace had repeatedly flipped him off, and talking to reporters after the race, Bowman said that dated to last week’s race at Richmond.”If he doesn’t put that finger away, he’s gonna get it.”Alex Bowman wasn’t happy with an alleged gesture Bubba Wallace gave him, and turned him around at the @CLTMotorSpdwy ROVAL. Watch on @NBC: https://t.co/SZcgVmdGHa pic.twitter.com/fpHSEONbXD— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) September 29, 2019″I got flipped off every single straightaway on the entire racetrack for three laps. I got flipped off for, like, three or four laps in a row at Richmond, so I’m just over it,” Bowman told reporters. “[He] probably wouldn’t have got wrecked if he had his finger back in the car.”Wallace said his beef is with Bowman’s racing style.“He don’t like to race. He just runs over everybody,” Wallace said. “He had a fast car and he just [ran] over us. Shoot us through the chicane and then we get a penalty for it. Every time he gets to me, he just runs over me.” Alex Bowman and Bubba Wallace got into a beef at Sunday’s ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway that included middle fingers, spinouts and a postrace sports-drink shower.After the race, Bowman was receiving medical attention — temperatures in the Charlotte, N.C., area were in the 90s — when Wallace approached and aided the efforts to cool and hydrate Bowman. Bowman finished the race in second place, narrowly making the cut as the playoff field was trimmed from 16 to 12. Wallace finished 24th.As for what exactly Wallace’s message was to Bowman just before the Gatorade toss, it seems we’ll never know.”I probably shouldn’t repeat what he said to me,” Bowman said. “Nothing classy by any means.”
Jono Ceci led the Clan with a pair of goals.Jason Garrett and Darnel Dyck replied for the Saints.Jamies Priglone made 20 saves to take the loss in the nets for Selkirk.Friday in Kamloops, a goal by Tyler Jackson with two minutes remaining in the second proved to be the winner as the WolfPack made up for two losses the previous week in Castlegar.Selkirk had outscored TRU 13-3 in during a two-game series in the Sunflower City.After falling behind 2-0 in the first, Logan Proulx and Colin Minardi tied the game for the Saints.However, the defending BCIHL champs had no answer for the WolfPack after Jackson regained the lead for the homeside.Jackson Garrett score the final goal for Selkirk.Chris Hurry was in goal to take the loss for the Saints, out shot 42-30 by TRU.The Saints return to action Saturday at home against Trinity Western.SAINTS NOTES: Selkirk captain Logan Proulx extended his point streak to six games over the weekend, picking up a goal on Friday in Kamloops and a pair of assists on Saturday in Burnaby. Proulx is the only Saints player to have picked up points in all six games so far this season. . . .Winger Jackson Garrett missed Friday’s game after breaking a skate blade in warm-up. Dubois described Garrett’s absence as a big loss: “Jackson has been one of our most hard-working, competitive guys so far this season and we really missed his presence. He’s developed into an emotional leader for us.” . . . Former Ontario Hockey League defenceman David Mead is close to returning from a knee injury suffered in the team’s exhibition opener against the Trail Smoke Eaters on August 27th. Mead is likely to return to the line-up in one of the team’s three upcoming games against Trinity Western. The Selkirk College Saints found out what life was like on the road in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League.And it wasn’t the greatest feeling.The Saints dropped two straight games 5-2 to Thompson Rivers and 5-3 to Simon Fraser University to fall into a three-way tie for top spot in the BCIHL standings.Selkirk is tied in points with 4-0 SFU and 4-1 Trinity Western.”The effort on Friday night in Kamloops was the poorest I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois in a team media release.”The complacency and lack of focus were glaring, and to their credit TRU took full advantage of the chances they created.”But for our part, it was an unacceptable performance in every aspect, which was surprising because we’ve done a good job avoiding these types of efforts in the past.” On Saturday, the Saints rebounded with a solid effort but nevertheless dropped the decision to Simon Fraser University in their first meeting since Selkirk captured the 2013 BCIHL Championship in March. Connor McLaughlin opened the scoring midway through the first period but left the game soon after when an SFU player’s skate cut him on the neck following a collision along the board. McLaughlin was taken to hospital for treatment but was able to rejoin the team for the trip home to Castlegar. “Connor’s injury was a scary moment,” Dubois confessed. “He was able to make it off the ice, but once we saw the cut on the bench it was obvious that he was very lucky for it not to have been more serious.”The Clan scored three times in the opening seven minutes of the game en route to a win Saturday in Burnaby.
By Terry Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubFrom now to the conclusion of the season, Nelson Curling Club rep Terri Richardson is going to inform the public of events and happenings at the Cedar Street facility.The opening column is focuses on the Junior Curling Club.The curling season has been underway for a month now at the Nelson Centre and everyone has settled into the fun and excitement of this classic winter sport. “Sweep”, “hurry hard”, and “swingy ice” can be heard throughout the “sheets” as curlers get caught up in “the shot”. This is typical curling language and once you get involved in the sport, it is just normal lingo amongst fellow curlers. Membership recruitment is always a big focus for the NCC and this year has been no exception. Club offers beginner program We are happy to say that we have once again offered the new curler program; Learn To Curl League which is offered on Monday evenings. This league runs over eight nights with trained instructors providing technical instruction in delivery, sweeping and strategy in a fun and comfortable learning environment, all while playing a game. Players are very supportive of one another as they share in each others’ triumphs and challenges. Upon completion, participants are welcome to join other leagues as a team member or a spare.Little Rockers, Rock!One of the cutest things to watch is the “Little Rockers” at play. This program is offered to children between the ages of five and ten where they are taught the sport in an adaptive fashion, utilizing entertaining exercises, like “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, “Flock of Geese”, and the always-entertaining “Zoo-keeper”. The focus is to have the children learn basic curling skills in a monitored, safe, fun, and positive environment. These little tykes have so much fun while, at the same time, getting good physical exercise and making new friends. Helmets are mandatory for all children.What’s a bonspiel . . . an excuse to have fun“Bonspiel”: Definition: a match or tournament between curling clubs. It has yet to be decided whether this word is of Scottish or German origin, but for curlers, it is “our word”. It is said that the first bonspiel in Canada took place in 1839, so here we are, 174 years later, still “bonspieling”. The longevity of this sport says a lot for how great curling is. Watch for future articles with reports of how our recent West Kootenay Seniors’ Spiel went and our upcoming “Open Cash Spiel” on November 22/23rd and Ladies Spiel on December 7/8th.The Curling Centre is open to new registrations for the after Christmas session. Visit our website at wwwnelsoncurling.com for information regarding leagues and any other details that might interest you.