Twisters Get Win Over Cougars

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated The South Decatur Cougars 7-5 in Boys Varsity Baseball action.OA          400 100 2             7   7   0SD           102 000 2             5   9   5OA Hitting:  Adam Huber 1-4, run, hbp; Chase Hogg 1-5, run, sb; Matthew Sedler 2-3, run, 2 bb, rbi, sb; Michael Hoff 1-4, run, bb, rbi; Zach Wegman 0-3, hbp; Hunter Sullivan 0-3, bb; Zach West 1-3, run, bb; Jordan Stenger 0-3, run, bb; Glenn Geraci 1-3, rbi.OA Pitching:  Chase Hogg  6+ IP,  5 earned runs, 9 hits, 7 k, 4 bb, 4 hbp.    Win.   Zach Wegman 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 k, 1 bb.    Save.Twisters Varsity record: 4-6Next Game: today at North Decatur.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Cricket News Kuldeep comes into World Cup mix big time, says Ravi Shastri

first_imgNew Delhi: Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s sensational show at his maiden Test on Australian soil makes him India’s first-choice spinner when it comes to selecting the playing XI for the upcoming World Cup in England, feels team coach Ravi Shastri. Kuldeep returned with a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the drawn fourth Test in Sydney against Australia and the wrist-spinner received huge accolades from the India coach.“Kuldeep comes into the mix big time now (in the World Cup),” Shastri told ‘India Today’ TV channel.“He might be in every Indian XI that plays (in the World Cup) because he has the advantage of a wrist spinner. We might need to choose between the other two finger spinners because wrist spinner now is the priority.”Also Read | BCCI announces cash reward for Virat Kohli brigade after historic series win against AussiesYoung wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant also impressed by scoring 350 runs at an average of 58.33 to emerge as the second leading run-scorer for India during the four-match Test series against Australia. India won the contest 2-1 to clinch their maiden Test series win on Australian soil.However, the 21-year-old Pant, who scored an unbeaten 159 in Sydney, was not included in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand ODIs.Shastri said Pant has been given a specific job of learning to finish games, which will be important for India during the World Cup. “We have asked him to go back because he has been playing non-stop cricket. I think he needs a break for a couple of weeks and then join the India A team,” the India coach said.“He has been asked to do a specific job, to get into the habit of finishing off matches and he will be right there in the mix,” he added.Shastri again slammed the critics for “jabbering away”. “Who cares what people say? Look at the scoreboard, look at the results and rests is history, you can keep jabbering away.” he said.Also Read | Imran Khan congratulates Virat Kohli and team on maiden Test series win in Australia“I always believed the people who jabber away are in the minority. You don’t know the millions of fans that this Indian team has, you outnumber the jabbering crowd.”Virat Kohli and Co. will now take on Australia in the three-match one-day series starting in Sydney on Saturday.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

No. 4 Syracuse’s defense stifles No. 6 Virginia in 16-11 win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2019 at 8:30 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman Emily Hawryschuk didn’t stop running as Virginia’s Maggie Jackson scooped the ball. After winning the draw, Jackson paused before taking the ball up. But Hawryschuk was waiting. The junior twisted her stick and upended the ball out of Jackson’s pocket.As the ball rolled on the Carrier Dome turf, Hawryschuk sprinted to the 10-yard line, stalled for a couple seconds, swerved to the middle and found the back of the net to extend SU’s lead to six.“We needed the ball then,” Hawryschuk said. “I wanted to follow (Jackson) and anything that I did pop up, I would get.”It didn’t just take No. 4 Syracuse’s (6-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) elite group of defenders — Sarah Cooper, Kerry Defliese, Ella Simkins, Alexa Radziewicz — to overpower No. 6 Virginia (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) but all 11 players on the field. SU’s zone caused errant passes from the middle and its press forced UVA players to turn the ball over in transition. Led by three caused turnovers by each member of SU’s starting backline, and 15 caused turnovers total, the Orange stifled any opportunity for the Cavaliers in Saturday’s 16-11 win. “It’s part of our mentality,” Defliese said. “We just want to cause turnovers.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s defense — a collection of upperclassmen and its “rover,” Cooper — has been a stark contrast to last year’s squad, head coach Gary Gait said. Allowing under 10 goals a game has quantified its improvement, but its abundance of fouls and big scoring runs from top-five teams like Boston College and Northwestern have deflated some successes. At its best, Syracuse’s defense is causing turnovers, Defliese said. So when Saturday’s matchup started as an up-and-down affair — SU and UVA traded the first nine goals of the game — the Orange defense collided inside, inching closer to goalkeeper Asa Goldstock. Back-to-back turnovers in the first five minutes turned into scoring trips. The next possession, Simkins tracked freshman Lillie Kloak up the field, knocked down her stick and picked up the ball. “We just had to be aggressive and make clean checks,” Gait said. “Pressing when needed and battling on the ground when we had to.”When Virginia made it within 15 yards of the net, Gait screamed “help, help, help” on several occasions until a second defender came to the ball. After a 5-4 advantage, the Orange ran off three-straight goals and limited the Cavaliers to just one goal in the final nine minutes of the half.A five-goal advantage and 12 early UVA turnovers should’ve distanced Syracuse from the No. 6 team in the country, Gait said, but for the third consecutive game, the Orange didn’t play their “best for a full 60 minutes.” Fouls created two free position goals to start the final 30 minutes. The defensive aggressiveness that led the Orange to a dominate first half started to be its crutch. “We just want to limit fouls in the middle,” Defliese said of Syracuse’s 29 fouls. “The other ones, just keep going.”That’s when Defliese, who hadn’t gotten on the stat sheet yet, got more involved. Defliese caused a forcing-through call at the end of Virginia’s 4-1 scoring run, and set up the Orange to burn 90 seconds of clock. Two possessions later, UVA’s Avery Shoemaker was cornered by Defliese and Cooper. Cooper’s presence as a “backer” allows players, like Defliese, to play out of position, Gait said — sometimes higher up, other times deeper. So when Defliese dipped back, she let Shoemaker pass her. But the SU junior nicked her stick in the process, swiping the ball in the Dome’s end zone. “We had our defense making big plays,” Hawryschuk said. “So we had that drive to put that ball in the back of the net.”When the defense faltered, though, in a 15-minute stretch during the middle of the second half, Goldstock came through. She deflected two-straight free positions on one possession and forced the third to be passed out. A subtle “defense” chant from the Syracuse sideline emerged, and Cooper intercepted a cornered-Cavaliers’ pass seconds later. Any comeback within the final five minutes was halted by the Orange zone, and they pulled away. When Gait thought back to his defensive squad from last year at the podium after SU’s five-goal win, he was floored. His eyes rolled up, and his head shifted back at the reminder of 21 goals against North Carolina in the ACC tournament last April. His defense isn’t that different with similar personnel, but it’s finally playing different, he said. It’s finally backing up Syracuse’s powerhouse offense.“There’s better communication now, they make plays. They’re stepping up,” Gait said. “That’s made us a better defense.” Commentslast_img read more


first_imgHyundai National Open-Week which started on Saturday the 8th November and which runs until Saturday the 15th, has already attracted huge crowds to Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny.Divers Hyundai kicked off their open-week by having a display of cars at the North-West car show this weekend which was a huge success.Divers Hyundai managed to secure FIVE deals over the weekend with TWELVE serious enquiries which we anticipate will also lead to completed further sales down the line. As ever the Hyundai brand continues to go from strength to strength with a huge interest yet again in the ever popular ix35.With the new upgraded 2015 i40 also generating a rise in popularity.Upgraded power output from 115 bhp to 140bhp among an array of major specifications have increased improvements and demand for the product.The public have clearly become conscious of Hyundai’s rise in popularity due to unrivalled FIVE-YEAR warranty, spec, fuel economy, and reliability. With the new generation i20 landing in our forecourt this week, things certainly look like being yet another record breaking year for Hyundai and not to mention Divers Garage.This car will enter the market with a distinct advantage over its class rivals.It’ll be bigger, have more room, more toys and a design that will leave others trailing in its wake.The new Santa Fe which was scarce since its launch, is now readily available.The Hyundai i10 has picked up the best city car 2015 award recently and also has roared to the top of the charts in its class this year in terms of units sold nationally. A huge feat considering it only entered the Irish market in feb this year and missed the early orders for 2014.To say Divers Garage expect 2015 to be buoyant again is an understatement.Divers Garage intend to further increase our market share and set down a real market for our competitors.As an extra incentive on top of the 5yr warranty, Divers Garage are offering our customers FIVE years free servicing for any orders placed during our open-week for January 2015 registration. And the luxury of a choice of finance options including the increasingly popular PCP at only 6.9% APR..Call in any time during the week and test drive any of the cars which make up Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.HYUNDAI – BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR!PICTURE SPECIAL: HYUNDAI NATIONAL OPEN WEEK AT DIVERS GARAGE LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDiver’s GarageDiver’s HyundaiFeaturesNational Open-Weeknewslast_img read more