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Lady Trojans Freshman Volleyball Team Remains Unbeaten

first_imgEC Freshman won in two: 25-11, 25-12.We mixed it up a little this evening to give girls an opportunity to play different roles – specifically in the back row – and they adjusted pretty well. We had two successful back-row attacks, which was something we have previously struggled with and been working on.We have improved at transitioning and reading the opponents. We struggled at times at having solid approaches and attacks, however our setters made smart decisions in relation to placing the ball as we progressed through the match.Campbell and Johnson led in kills; Dudley, Fledderman, and Langefeld placed the ball well, and you can see that Hoog is continually improving her strength and speed of her attack. We had no errors on serve receive and 80% of our digs were playable.The defensive specialists are relatively consistent at ensuring we get a good start to each play, and nothing else would be possible without their technique and leadership (which we are continuing to develop) in the back row.We are down to our last two matches. Freshman are 13-0. Next match is at Franklin County at 5pm on Tuesday, October 7th.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Rachel James.last_img read more

Keith S. Mosier

first_imgKeith S Mosier, of Aurora, passed away April 3, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born June 29, 1938 in Louisville, KY, son of the late Forest Mosier and Pearl Stephens MosierKeith dedicated 55 years of service to the road construction industry. He served as President of Paul H. Rohe Company and John R. Jurgensen Company.He was a member of Mt Sinai United Methodist Church, was active in the Relay for Life, and Apple Pie Ministry at Mt. Sinai UMC. Keith was a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge #51, the Peace River Woodcarvers Club, and the Good Sam Out N’ About Camping Club. He was a long time lover of archaeology. Keith was a classic car collector and a Lionel train collector. He also enjoyed fly-fishing and was known as the “Dessert king.”.Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Judy Mosier of Aurora, IN; children, Sarah (Aaron) Craig of Bloomington, IN, Doug (Natalie) Mosier of Aurora, IN, Rebecca (Cometron) Dever of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Chauncey & Amelia Craig, Elliott Mosier, and Hannah Dever.He was preceded in death by his parents, Forest and Pearl Mosier.Friends will be received Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 pm.Services will be at 7:00 pm, immediately following visitation, with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating.Contributions may be made to the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, or Aurora Masonic Lodge #51. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Sanchez undergoes ankle surgery

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Barca want £200m for Messi On-loan Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez has underwent surgery on his left ankle, Inter Milan have confirmed.The Chilean joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan but now faces an extended spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury during the international break with Chile.Sanchez suffered damage to his left ankle ligaments and Chile manager Reinaldo Rueda revealed the decision whether to operate or not would lie with Inter.The Italian side have now confirmed the decision to operate on the forward in a statement on their official website.“Alexis Sanchez was in Barcelona this morning for consultation with Dr Ramon Cugat,” the statement reads.“The visit confirmed the diagnosis of the Inter medical staff and the decision was made to proceed with surgery on the left ankle.“The operation was performed in the afternoon on the peroneus longus tendon and it went exactly as planned.”Sanchez is expected to be out until at least 2020 while he recovers.Tags: Alexis SanchezInter Milanlast_img read more

Fans warned over discriminatory chants

first_imgWest Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have released a statement urging the club’s fans to avoid using any discriminatory chants when they welcome Tottenham to Upton Park on Monday night. A small minority of West Ham’s travelling support were criticised in the aftermath of the Hammers’ 3-1 defeat at Spurs in November for anti-Semitic chanting. The club’s owners issued a statement that read: “We both feel it is hugely important that we are continuing our great work from 2012 that highlights discrimination in society today. We supported a number of key initiatives last year which we are continuing to build on throughout 2013. “We firmly believe that West Ham United is a club that promotes fairness and inclusion and we want the Boleyn Ground to continue to be a place that people from all backgrounds feel welcome.” Co-owner Gold is of Jewish heritage and his joint statement stressed that any fans found guilty of partaking in such chanting would face strict punishments. “We have made it very clear that we will not tolerate any form of discriminatory behaviour and one by one we will root out those fans that do not deserve to represent this great club of ours,” the statement continued. “We must be clear that we will pursue the harshest sanctions against any individual who goes against what we stand for as a club. “It is obvious that the vast, vast majority of Hammers fans support the club in the right way and we are very grateful for the tremendous backing we receive from our supporters. However, in the rare case that supporters do see or hear anything they think is unacceptable, there are a number of ways they can report the matter. “Everyone at West Ham United is looking forward to Monday’s visit of Tottenham Hotspur. It should be a fantastic game of football.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce also remains hopeful the club’s fans will behave themselves on Monday. “I hope there’s nothing untoward that happens in terms of chanting,” he said. “Like everybody else we want to try to reduce it to its bare minimum. We’d like to cut it out completely but I don’t think that’s ever going to be the case when people get involved in emotional situations. But if we spot it we’ve got to deal with it and hopefully there won’t be any.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Trap replacement could take time

first_img Dokter was reluctant to discuss the matter as he spoke to the media in Malahide on Wednesday morning, where he has been assisting King this week, but when asked about the process, he said: “We are doing it together. “There has been a lot of interest and yes, we have talked to some people, and that’s actually all I want to say about it because it’s an ongoing process.” Asked if that process could take some time, Dokter replied: “Yes.” Martin O’Neill was swiftly installed as the bookmakers’ favourite even before Trapattoni’s demise, while former manager Mick McCarthy and his captain Roy Keane have also been tipped to take over. Gerard Houllier’s odds also tumbled this week as the search continued, but there is no immediate urgency, with Ireland’s hopes of making it to Brazil next summer over and the new qualifying campaign not due to start until September next year. Asked what qualities he and Houghton were looking for in Trapattoni’s replacement, Dokter said: “A good manager for the senior team. That’s all I want to say about it.” Dokter, King and their players were due to fly to Cologne for Friday night’s clash with the Germans on Wednesday afternoon, but they did so with a question mark hanging over skipper Robbie Keane. The 33-year-old striker sat out of training after taking a kick to the ankle, although goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly later insisted he is not a major doubt for the game at the RheinEnergieStadion. Kelly said: “Hopefully, we will see how it goes. We have got to fly out there now and it is being monitored and we will make that assessment come Thursday and Friday. “That’s the precaution that we would take normally with anybody who has got something.” Ruud Dokter has revealed a series of potential successors to Giovanni Trapattoni as Ireland manager have been sounded out. Press Associationcenter_img Dutchman Dokter, the Football Association of Ireland’s high performance director, and former international Ray Houghton, have been charged with the task of finding the man to replace the 74-year-old Italian, who parted company with Ireland last month after five-and-a-half years in charge. Under-21s boss Noel King will lead Ireland into their remaining World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan, and he will do so with the hunt for a new manager ongoing. last_img read more

Pakistan to host home Tests for first time in more than 10 years

first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Pakistan will play a Test match on home soil for the first time in more than 10 years when Sri Lanka tour the country for a two-match series next month, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said yesterday.Pakistan has not hosted a Test match since a 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore left six security personnel and two civilians dead and six players injured.Pakistan did not host any international cricket for six years after the attack, with the team playing their home matches in the United Arab Emirates.“This is fabulous news for Pakistan and its reputation of being as safe and secure as any other country in the world,” said Zakir Khan, the PCB’s director of international cricket, in a statement.Pakistan has hosted a number of limited-overs internationals in recent years, with Sri Lanka playing three one-dayers and three Twenty20 matches there in September and October, though 10 key players opted out of that trip citing security concerns.A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) source told Reuters there was some apprehension about touring Pakistan for the limited-over series but concerns have since eased.“The board is looking at sending a full-strength team for the Test series,” the source added.The first Test will be held at Rawalpindi December 11-15 while Karachi will host the second December 19-23, the PCB said.SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva said it was time for Test cricket to return to Pakistan.“We are pleased to confirm our return visit to Pakistan as, based on our earlier visit, we are comfortable and convinced conditions are suitable and conducive for Test cricket,” he said.“We also believe all cricket-playing countries should host international cricket at home and in this relation we are happy to play our part in complete resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.”The two boards had agreed to bring forward the limited-overs leg of the split series and pushed back the two Tests, which were originally set to take place in October.last_img read more

Eight Cameroonian Athletes Disappear in Australia

first_imgEight Cameroonian athletes have absconded from their accommodation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.According to BBC Sport, the Cameroon team officials confirmed this through their press attache Simon Molombe viewing it as “desertion” and that the missing athletes had been reported to Australian police.The missing athletes made up of three weightlifters and five boxers were last seen at different times on Monday and Tuesday, revealed Molombe to BBC officials. Cameroon said the group had valid Australian visas until May 15.The missing athletes are weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers include, Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang.Molombe expressed sadness following the disappearance of the eight athletes.“The authorities are very disappointed with the deserters – some did not even compete.“The pious hope is that they come back to the village and travel home with the others.”Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said it would monitor the situation but athletes had “the right to travel freely” on their visas.Also, the Australian Federal Police has been notified of the development, according to Kate Jones, a Queensland State government ministerShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kerr shines for University of the Sciences despite Division II school being only college offer

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Garret Kerr was desperate.With no schools recruiting him heading into his senior year in high school, his goal of playing college basketball was slipping away.He transferred to a new high school an hour and a half away from his family to play for a better team, but still the college offers never came. The coaches that came to watch him weren’t impressed.“I guess I just didn’t play very well,” Kerr said, “and it just didn’t work out.”Anxious and stressed, he began visiting preparatory schools as a last resort. But Kerr didn’t want to wait. He wanted to play college basketball right away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd then, David Pauley, the head coach at University of the Sciences, gave Kerr a chance that no one else would.In return, the coach got a player who finished no lower than second in Division II in rebounds per game and double-doubles his first three seasons in college. Now a senior, Kerr is second in rebounds per game and leads all players with 15 double-doubles in 17 games. Though his basketball future was once uncertain, he’s led the Devils (13-4) to a first-place spot in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference during a dominant senior season.“He’s a very tough kid,” said Shawn Anstey, Kerr’s coach at Moorestown (New Jersey) High School. “He knows the game of basketball … He’s an absolute beast in college … He’s probably going to be player of year again for the country for D-II. I can’t really pinpoint a weakness in his game.”Kerr and his younger brothers, Wes and Tanner — who are current teammates of Garret with the Devils — were always expected to take after their father, Tim Kerr, a former all-star for the Philadelphia Flyers, and play hockey. But Garret Kerr and Wes grew tired of the early-morning trips from their home in Avalon, New Jersey to the nearest rink in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Instead, the two focused on basketball.Playing together, they started to take the sport seriously.But Kerr still didn’t make the varsity team at Moorestown until his junior year. During the season, college coaches had talked to Anstey about Kerr, but nothing ever materialized, so Kerr transferred to Middle Township (New Jersey) High School to improve his game and boost his exposure.“That was definitely a pretty difficult decision just because I was kind of moving away from my family,” Kerr said. “… I actually didn’t really have much of a choice.”At the school, Kerr restructured his shot. An inconsistent jumper plagued by an awkwardly bent elbow turned into a smoother, simpler stroke that released the ball above his head. Hours spent with head coach Tom Feraco and in the gym practicing with a shooting gun helped him gain more arc and touch on the ball.He worked out and improved his conditioning and footwork to make up for his lack of size needed to play in the paint.“That’s just how he is,” Wes said. “That’s his nature. He likes to work.”Feraco campaigned for Kerr, but Pauley was the only coach who was interested. Now, Pauley’s entire offense revolves around Kerr, who has been one of the most dominant players in the country.It was Kerr’s game-winning 3-pointer to beat Drexel on Dec. 4, 2014 that gave the Devils the first win for a non-Division I school on the road against a D-I team in 227 tries. And despite being overlooked by nearly every school, he’s made the most of the only college basketball opportunity he had.Said Kerr: “I think it’s just pretty cool to have success when a few years ago, I didn’t really know where I was going or what I was doing.” Comments Published on January 21, 2015 at 12:04 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball cruises past Old Dominion, 92-66

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Twenty-point performances from both Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes powered No. 19 Syracuse (9-3) past Old Dominion (5-4), 92-66, Tuesday afternoon in the Florida Sunshine Classic at Warden Arena in Winter Park, Florida. The Orange has won its last five games each by at least 11 points, outscoring opponents by an average of 32.8 points over the streak.Syracuse led 16-15 after one quarter, but outscored ODU 76-51 over the next 30 minutes of play. In the second frame, SU brought up its press from three-quarter court to full court, slowing the Lady Monarchs offense and leading to 41 points off 31 turnovers.“It was about just getting our coverage better,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We got a little more aggressive, kept our matchups, pressed early and that was the difference in the game.”Peterson, who leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring, topped all players with 27 points. The senior point guard completed her third double-double of the season with 10 assists. She added seven rebounds.Sykes, the ACC’s fourth-leading scorer, posted 20 points on an efficient 8-of-12 from the floor. Peterson and Sykes have scored at least 10 points in each game this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU freshman guard Gabby Cooper scored a career-high 19 points on 5-of-12 shooting from 3. Before Tuesday, she hit only 25 percent of her 3s and averaged 7.9 points per game. On Tuesday, she found her stroke for her best game yet.“Yeah, it was,” Hillsman said when asked whether Cooper’s outburst was just a matter of time. “She got open looks at the basket, started making shots.”SU held Lady Monarchs redshirt senior guard Jennie Simms, whose 26.4 points per game ranked second in the country, to 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting. She committed eight turnovers.“Getting our pace was really ideal in this game because we had a team that didn’t get up and down the floor really well in many situations,” Hillsman said. “We pressed her (Simms), kept her in front of us … they didn’t play the game with numbers against us very well.”Syracuse, which shot 39 percent from 3-point range and 48 percent overall, returns to the hardwood Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. against Texas A&M. Comments Published on December 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Trojans recover with strong win over Oregon State

first_imgComing back home to Galen Center seemed  to make all the difference for USC Wednesday night in a 81-70 win over the Oregon State Beavers.With the victory, USC (20-10, 9-8) breaks a three-game losing streak and advances to 16-1 at home.Head coach Andy Enfield stated how proud he was of his team’s effort not only against Oregon State in the first half, but also during USC’s first 20-win season since 2009.“We knew it would be a battle. I’m proud of our players to come out in the first half and play well,” Enfield said. “For this group to win 20 games, it’s special … The thing that makes me most proud of this team is they’ve developed as a unit. They’ve done a great job of fighting through the adversities.”Sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin lit up the scoreboard with a team-high 17 points while accumulating nine assists and one steal. Freshman forward Bennie Boatwright returned to hit five of his eight 3-point attempts and pulled down six rebounds.The story of the night was a resurgent USC defense, which bounced back nicely after allowing both Stanford and Cal to win by an average margin of 21 points.Redshirt junior guard Katin Reinhardt illustrated the improved play of the Trojans and how redshirt junior forward Darion Clark’s return to the lineup was much needed.“[The first half] felt great. Everybody was sharing the ball, knocking shots down,” Reinhardt said. “[Clark] is a monster. Just the energy, the way he talks. He competes every day in practice. Every time the ball goes up, you see him trying to get the rebound … It’s a sparkplug. Every team needs that.”The Men of Troy allowed just 70 points off of 42.2 percent shooting from the Beavers, giving up just 38.9 percent of shots from beyond the arc.Instead of the Trojans starting out hot, it was the Beavers who gained an early advantage after hitting four-straight 3-point shots to go up 12-7 with just three minutes gone by.The Trojans, however, were able to build a strong lead thanks to clutch 3 shooting from McLaughlin and Boatwright, who were a combined 4-of-5 in the first 10 minutes.A surprising scratch from the starting lineup, Reinhardt was impeccable in the first half, shooting 4-4 from the floor, including two 3s to go along with USC’s 8-11 shooting from deep.Oregon State was relatively quiet in the final ten minutes of the first half as two of the Beavers top scorers, Gary Payton and Stephen Thompson, Jr., were held to just 8 combined points.By the end of 20 minutes, the Trojans were in position for a should-be victory, holding a 56-33 advantage.The second half was more of the same for the Men of Troy as the Trojans extended their lead to 23 three times.After 40 minutes of game time had elapsed, the Trojans amassed four double-digit scorers, with McLaughlin’s 17 leading the way.“We’ve got to come out with the same intensity that we do as if it was a home game,”  McLaughlin said of USC’s mentality going into the Pac-12 tournament. “We’ve got to just turn it around,”The Trojans’ final home game of the regular season will take place Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against the No. 9 Oregon Ducks.last_img read more