Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Rallies To Beat Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team defeated The Connersville Lady Spartans 12-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-4.Batesville vs. Connersville Varsity VB (8-20)‘Batesville varsity pulls a barn burner of a comeback after starting cold and un-inspired. Down 2 games to none and losing them by a landslide, the lady bulldogs brought on a tenacious pursuit of the ball that was nothing more than exhilarating to watch.’  Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.The Lady Bulldogs win The JV contest 25-23, 25-24.Batesville vs. Connersville JV VB (8-20)Batesville will welcome the Golden Bears of Shelbyville this saturday august 22nd, with a 10am JV start. THe freshman team will play Rushville at the same time @ BPS.last_img

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Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship

first_img… Quarter-finals decided; Sparta Boss holds off eliminationFOLLOWING the conclusion of round-robin play in the inaugural Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship, Sparta Boss, Future Stars, Albouystown, Broad Street Bullies, Bent Street, Sophia, Tucville and Back Circle have all advanced to the quarter-finals.Sparta Boss secured their quarterfinal berth when they outclassed Sophia 3-0 on Thursday, thanks to goals from Solomon Austin (4th), Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson (12th) and Dennis Edwards (14th minute).Sophia had several clear chances on goal, but their shots were either well saved or hit the crossbar, as the star-studded ‘kings of futsal’ were able to limp into the knockout stage of the tournament.Part of the action on Thursday in the Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium.Meanwhile, Bent Street, Back Circle and Tucville clinched their place in the knockout round compliments of contrasting results. Bent Street edged Broad Street 3-2.Keith Caines, Job Caesar and Daniel Wilson netted in the ninth, 11th and 16th minute respectively. For the losers, Daniel Favourite and Rocky Gravesande scored in the fourth and 10th minute each.Back Circle dismantled Tiger Bay 3-0. Selwyn Williams scored twice in the second and fourth minutes, while Jermaine Beckles netted in the seventh minute.Tucville overcame a 4-1 deficit to draw 4-4 with Agricola. Orson Francois bagged a brace in the third and fourth minutes for Agricola, while Domini Garnett and Lloyd Matthews netted in the first and eighth minute.For Tucville, Jermaine Junior recorded a double in the seventh and 15th minutes, while Jahaal Greaves and Raphael Edwards scored in the 12th and 17th.The quarterfinal stage of the tournament will commence next Tuesday, when Albouystown come up against Broad Street at 20:00hrs, Sophia will engage Bent Street, Back Circle will lock horns with Tucville and Sparta Boss will have to live up to their hype against Future Stars.The semi-final round kicks off on June 15, with the grand final set for June 17.Winners of the tournament will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will receive $200 000 and the respective accolade.The third- and fourth-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and $50,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. On the individual side, $50 000 will be awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP).Other sponsors of the event include Fas Grafix, Jefford’s Distribution and Sales, Giftland Distribution Store and FARMSUP Mining Investments Inc.last_img read more

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Africa Women Cup of Nations: Line-up complete for Cameroon

first_imgKenya have qualified for the Africa Women Cup of Nations for the first time ever as Nigeria also advance to defend their title in Cameroon.Equatorial Guinea, the only other team to win the women’s continental title, will also be at the finals in November pending an investigation by the Confederation of African Football.Having already qualified for the Rio Olympics in August both South Africa and Zimbabwe also reached the continental finals.Ghana and Egypt join Cameroon as hosts in the eight-team finals.Kenya reached the finals by beating Algeria on the away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw over two legs.Teams qualified for the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations:Cameroon (hosts), Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South AfricaThe sides drew 1-1 in Nairobi on Tuesday, having drawn in Algiers 2-2 last week, and Kenya go through having scored twice away from home. The result had seemed to be going Algeria’s way when they took the lead on 21 minutes from Naima Bouheni – just after Kenya had a goal disallowed for offside.But Kenya levelled in the second-leg tie in the 79th minute through Cherish Avilla to qualify for a continental finals for the first time.Reigning champions Nigeria will defend their title in Cameroon after beating Senegal 2-0 in the second leg of their qualifier on Tuesday for a 3-1 win on aggregate.The Super Falcons missed a chance to take the lead on the half-hour when Arsenal player Asisat Oshoala hit the bar with a penalty kick.Bit six minutes later Rita Chikwelu broke the deadlock and almost immediately after the break Osaremona Igbinovia doubled the lead. Senegal’s misery was compounded when their coach was shown a red card on 50 minutes.South Africa completed a 5-0 aggregate win over neighbours Botswana with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday.Banyana Banyana scored their first goal in the 18th minute as Mamello Makhabane scored from the penalty spot.Sanah Mollo and then a vicious shot from Nompumelelo Nyandeni’s made it 3-0 before half-time.There was also a convincing 4-0 second leg win for Ghana over visiting Tunisia to make it 6-1 overall. Samira Suleman and Portia Boakye both scored before half-time.The rout was completed with goals from Priscilla Adobea and a second from Suleman after the break.On Monday, Egypt booked their place by beating Ivory Coast, going though on away goals.Ivory Coast won the second leg of their tie 2-1 in Abidjan to make the score 2-2 on aggregate.Rebecca Elloh and Tia Ines scored for the Ivorians , who played at the World Cup in Canada last year, before half-time to give the hosts an overall lead. But a goal in the 86th minute from Nevein Gamal made the score 2-2 overall and Egypt progressed on the away goals rule.Zimbabwe were the first team to qualify for the finals with a 4-2 overall win over Zambia on Sunday.The second leg of the final round tie finished 3-2 to visiting Zimbabwe after Zambia had twice came from behind.Kudakwashe Basopo, who scored the only goal of the first leg in Harare, gave Zimbabwe the perfect start with an away goal after just six minutes. Zambia drew level midway through the first half through Noria Sosala but Samkelisiwe Zulu restored the lead for Zimbabwe 10 minutes before the break.Misozi Zulu matched her namesake when she scored from the penalty sport for Zambia to make it 2-2 but Zimbabwe’s Emmaculate Msipa scored a winner with just a minute left to play.It means Zimbabwe’s women have two major tournaments this year after they qualified for the Olympics in Rio.It is the fourth time Zimbabwe have qualified for the continental finals for women, their best showing was fourth place in 2000.Also on Sunday, Equatorial Guinea, who are the only nations apart from Nigeria to have won the African title, booked their place in the finals with a 2-1 win over Mali in Malabo. The result took them through 3-2 on aggregate, however the Confederation of African Football say they are now investigating whether Equatorial Guinea used any ineligible players in the matches.It follows their disqualification from the qualifiers for the women’s football tournament at the Olympics in 2020 after Fifa found them guilty of using ineligible players in the qualifying ties for this year’s Games in Rio – that they failed to reach.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Work begins on east-side retail center

first_imgAt 522,760 square feet of retail space, the Palmdale Gateway is being touted as the east side’s largest retail center. The two largest tenants will be the Target store, at 172,815 square feet, and the 107,000-square-foot Home Depot. “It’s welcomed,” said Don Hoperich, an east-side resident. “We’ve always had at least an eight-mile drive to the mall. This is so convenient.” Hopkins said he could not identify any other tenants, citing ongoing negotiations. He did say the second phase would include a restaurant and two fairly large retail stores. At build-out, the center is expected to employ more than 1,000. In addition to the Hopkins project, three others are proposed for the Avenue R intersection: a center anchored by a Rite Aid drug store on the southeast corner; a Vallarta supermarket on the northeast corner; and a small center with a Tom’s hamburger restaurant on the southwest corner. Along the 47th Street corridor at Avenue S, a shopping center is under construction that will add more than 63,000 square feet of retail and office space when complete. That project will include a Chili’s restaurant, a Starbucks and a Subway sandwich shop. Mayor Jim Ledford said the retail development focus will be on the city’s east side as developers realize there is growing demand. “This will go a long way in meeting that demand,” Ledford said. “More’s coming.” [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – SuperTarget, PetSmart and Staples will be among the stores in the first phase of what will be the east side’s largest shopping center. These first stores at Palmdale Gateway are slated to be completed by Oct.14. A second phase, which will include a Home Depot, will be finished in spring 2008, Brian Hopkins, vice president and director of development for Hopkins Real Estate Group, said at Wednesday morning’s groundbreaking ceremony. The project is one of several that, if realized, would turn 47th Street East into a major retail corridor much in the same manner as 10th Street West is on Palmdale’s west side. “The whole 47th Street corridor is really popping,” Hopkins said. “Now there’s enough people to support retail on the east side of town.” last_img read more

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