first_imgBHS Swim Results at Milan.  (12-15)Girls Results.  BHS 140, Milan 95, OA 71.Batesville is 18-2 on the season (4-0 EIAC), 14-2 non-conference).Boys Results.  Milan 114, OA 88, BHS 50.Batesville is 4-11-1 on the season.Bulldogs Event Winners. (G) Emily Gutzwiller (200 free/100 free), Mary Poltrack (100 fly/500 free), Audra Brewer (100 breast), Allison Storms (200 IM).  JV Event Winners:  Charlee Wilhelm (50 free), Sarah Poltrack (100 free).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img

first_img The Germans will qualify for the World Cup finals with a win against Ireland in Cologne – a point would realistically be enough given their vastly superior goal difference over Sweden – ahead of next Tuesday’s clash between the top two in Solna. Joachim Low’s men won 6-1 in Dublin earlier in the campaign but Schweinsteiger is expecting the Irish – now under interim boss Noel King – to provide stiffer opposition this time round. Bastian Schweinsteiger expects a potentially memorable seven days to start on a testing note when Germany host Ireland on Friday night. Press Associationcenter_img The Bayern Munich midfielder said at Tuesday’s press conference: “Ireland have their qualities, which must be respected. “They have players who fight tirelessly for their country. Of course they are not as strong as Argentina and Spain, but their hearts are in the right place and they always give everything.” Should he make an appearance on Friday, Schweinsteiger will have the opportunity to win his 100th cap against the Swedes which would be a proud moment for the 29-year-old. “Of course it would be very special to me,” he added. “One hundred caps are not easily obtained. The number fills me with pride.” last_img read more

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Senior Jack Weeks (8) watches as Ellsworth Eagle teammate Conor Maguire punches the ball into the net during Ellsworth’s 5-2 Class B quarterfinal win over the Foxcroft Academy Ponies on Tuesday night in Ellsworth.PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — After dominating play with little to show for it in the first half, the Ellsworth Eagles scored four times in the second half to down the Foxcroft Academy Ponies 5-2 in an Eastern Maine Class B boys’ soccer quarterfinal Tuesday.Ellsworth had numerous corner kick opportunities in the first eight minutes of the game, but came up empty on each try.It was the Ponies who struck first, with Antonio Ayala scoring on the only Foxcroft shot of the first half after Ellsworth goalkeeper Bruce St. Peter slipped while trying to make play.Foxcroft goalkeeper Logan Butera came up with five big saves in the first half, two of them preventing what appeared to be certain goals.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth finally tied the score at the 10:58 mark of the first half as senior Jack Weeks headed in a corner kick from Anthony Gardner.The Eagle offense finally got on track in the second half.About 11 minutes into the period, senior Conor Maguire lined a free kick from about 20 yards out that went off the hands of Butera and into the net.That goal put the Eagles in front to stay.Three minutes later, Maguire struck again, this time off a long throw-in from junior Lukas Firestone, putting the Eagles up 3-1.Weeks got his second goal of the game with about 15 minutes remaining.Foxcroft added a second goal with less than nine minutes to go when Eagle goalkeeper Nick Bagley slipped while trying to grab a free kick by Nick Boyd.Junior Matt Curtis capped the scoring for Ellsworth two minutes later for the Eagles.“The balls found their way through in the second half,” said Ellsworth coach Brian Higgins. “That happens when they’re packed in so tight.“I think they came to play,” said Higgins of the Ponies, who put the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record for the Eagles with a 1-1 double overtime tie in Dover Foxcroft.Top-seeded Ellsworth, now 14-0-1, outshot the Ponies 26-4 for the game.The Eagles now will host 12th-seeded Medomak Valley, which upset number four Erskine Academy 3-1, later this week in semifinal action. The game is Friday at 5:00 in Ellsworth.It was a day for upsets in Class B.MDI 3, Presque Isle 2The 11th-ranked Mount Desert Island Trojans knocked off the third-seeded Presque Isle Wildcats 3-2 in Presque Isle.MDI had goals from Ryan Murray, Chase McKim and Joe Grubb, and goalkeeper Kendrew Van Gorder made nine saves on 11 shots.For the 11-2-2 Wildcats, Chase Norton and Griffin Guerrette scored, and Andrew Patterson made eight saves on 12 shots in goal.The 7-7-2 Trojans now will face number 10 Oceanside, which ousted the second-seeded Camden Hills Windjammers 1-0 in Camden on Tuesday.Central 5, Sumner 1The first home playoff in 25 years was a disappointing one for the Sumner Tigers, who fell to the Central Red Devils 5-1 in Class C quarterfinal action in Sullivan Tuesday.The Red Devils scored the only goals they needed in the first three minutes of the game.Andrew Prescott found the net with just 55 seconds off the clock, and Matt Hewitt followed 89 seconds later to make it 2-0.Baramee Janla scored the lone goal for the four-seeded Tigers at the 12:57 mark of the first half.Jacob St. Peter added a goal with 7:08 remaining before halftime, and Prescott and Kristian Lasavant padded the lead for the fifth-seeded Red Devils in the second half.Sam Smith and Issiac Christiansen combined for 10 saves on 15 shots in goal for the 10-4-1 Tigers, and Quanah Harrod had four stops on five shots for the 12-3-0 Red Devils.In earlier playoff action:MDI 3, Winslow 0Jack Sasner scored what proved to be the only goal needed by the Trojans with 26 minutes remaining in the first half as MDI went on to down the Black Raiders 3-0 on Saturday in Winslow.Sasner struck again midway through the second half with a shot past Winslow goalie Alex Berard and into the corner of the net.Joe Grubb capped the scoring for MDI, heading in a corner kick with just a minute remaining in the game.The Black Raiders had their chances but couldn’t convert. An early shot hit the crossbar, and Winslow missed an opportunity when MDI goalkeeper Kendrew Van Gorder slipped and fell, leaving an empty net in the first half. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

first_imgThe opening round of fixtures will take place on the weekend of 12 September.However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged.Those two games will not be played on the opening weekend to give City and United 30 days since their defeats in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Europa League respectively.Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ opening matches are both scheduled for Monday, 14 September after their slightly earlier European exits.The Blues are at Brighton, while Wolves go to Sheffield United.The other opening weekend fixtures are Crystal Palace v Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur v Everton and West Ham United v Newcastle United.Exact dates and kick-off times will be confirmed when the television selections are made. Matches will be played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football League fixtures will be announced at 09:00 today.There can be little doubt over the glamour fixture of the opening weekend as the champions of the top two divisions go head to head.Leeds, now under iconic Argentine boss Marcelo Bielsa, are back in the Premier League after 16 years away and have the toughest possible start.Liverpool – English champions for the first time for 30 years – have not lost a home game in the Premier League since a 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in April 2017. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 25 of their past 26 league matches at Anfield.The Reds travel to Chelsea for their second game, before a home match against FA Cup winners Arsenal. Leeds host fellow promoted side Fulham in their second fixture.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NEW SEASON IN EUROPE…Champions Liverpool will face Championship winners Leeds United in the standout opening weekend game of the 2020-21 Premier League season.Championship play-off winners Fulham will host Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third promoted side, are at home to Leicester City.last_img read more

first_imgThe Speaker of the St. Lucia parliament, Leonne Theodore-John has confirmed she has resigned her post effective from March 1, this year.To become High Commissioner in LondonTheodore-John resignation comes after nearly two years in the position. She said she is hoping to take up a diplomatic posting at the St. Lucia High Commission in London.Theodore-John is expected to take up her new position before the end of March.Last month, Theodore-John, an attorney, said she is aware of rumors that she is being pressured by the government to step down from office.“I’m not a social media person, but I’m hearing it too. I’m here, I am the Speaker. Unless and until I decide to resign or the government or whoever moves a motion, I am still the Speaker of the House of Assembly,” she told reporters ahead of the Parliament first meeting for this year.There have been persistent reports that Theodore-John has been asked to resign over concerns about the way she has dealt with members of both sides of Parliament.Theodore-John was elected Speaker on July 12, 2016, following the June 12, 2016 general election.She previously served as President from April 2010 to December 2011.last_img read more

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a number of ‘top tips’ for operators to ensure that bets are being settled in accordance with the regulator’s social responsibility code provision 4.2.6.The advice comes after the UKGC has been made aware of operators breaching the licence conditions and codes of practice, examples of which have included “using a new settlement mechanic for foreign racing, applying Rule 4 using an alternative methodology and the inaccurate settlement of bets due to rounding”.The UKGC has previously cracked down on the application of rule 4 by bookmakers. Rule 4 relates to the reduction of winnings when a horse you have backed wins or is placed.A rule 4 is used when a horse is withdrawn from a race because it becomes easier for the other runners to win. An amount of money is taken out of winnings to balance the effect of the non-runner.The new advice follows on from a previous UKGC crack down on the use of rule 4 in racing after evidence was found to suggest that “that bookmakers had deliberately shortened the odds of known or likely non-runners in order to maximise Rule 4 deductions for their own commercial gain to the disadvantage of consumers”.In a move to ensure that “customers can trust their bets will be settled in accordance with an operator’s published rules”, Graham Burgin has set out a number of recommendations for operators.He suggested: “Ensure your rules are updated to reflect any learning highlighted through your own complaints processes and ADR resolutions.“In addition to published rules, you should use additional methods to notify customers of change. In betting shops, this could be through information provision on premises screens, over the audio network, through staff and on betting slips and receipts. For online operators, this could be through information provision on relevant market screens, through pop-ups and on betting receipts.“Make sure that consistent information is provided. For example, your published rules should not conflict with information displayed on a market screen or available through ‘Help’ or ‘FAQ’ pages.” Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgThe Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah has praised the efforts of Gulf Energy and sister company Legon Cities Football Club for its continued support of the activities of the Ghana Armed Forces.Major General Oppong made these remarks during the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a 150 bed accommodation for trainees of the Military at the Bundase Training base in the Greater Accra Region.The COAS who represented the Chief of Defense Staff Lieutenant General Obed Akwa for the occasion remarked that the soldiers’ accommodation had come at a very opportune time as the Military High Command places a lot of premium on dignified accommodation for its trainees.The Trainees who are currently being housed in tents and a dormitory have over the years been at the mercy of the weather which they have had to make do with.The Army Commander further added that his vision, among others, was to see to the upgrade of his forces in the area of accommodation and extend that into other facets including and not limited well-constructed road network within the camp and the provision of utilities.On his part, General Manager of Gulf Energy and Legon Cities FC Martin Agboyo who represented Board Chairman Richard K. Atikpo revealed that His companies are committed to enhancing the lives and welfare of the everyday Ghanaian as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities with the military not being an exception.Chief of Army Staff, Major General Oppong-Peprah expressed profound gratitude to the companies for the donation and assured them that the building would be put to good use and properly maintained.In recent times, Gulf Energy and Legon Cities FC have supported Governments efforts at curbing the dreaded COVID 19 by providing items including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), disposable bed sheets rolls, Video Laryngoscopes, Dissecting Forceps, bedsteads, bedside Desks, carrier stretchers, examination beds, wheel chairs, food trolleys, metro shelving, suction machines and more to support their operations at the Isolation Centre of the EL-Wak Sports Stadium. The funding of the projected would also be supported by Structures and Logistics Company Limited. Tags: Ghana Premier LeagueLegon Cities FC Source: Legon Citieslast_img read more

first_img Kyle Busch on finishing second to brother Kurt: ‘Wrong end of the deal’ Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, Brenda Jackson, died April 22 at the age of 65 after battling cancer, but her memory was honored in a special way Wednesday.The retired NASCAR driver shared a photo on Instagram and detailed the intimate family gathering that took place as her ashes were spread. But it wasn’t until the end of the evening when they received what seemed like a special sign from Jackson. Related News NASCAR at New Hampshire: TV schedule, lineup, qualifying drivers for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 “Mothers side of the family got together for dinner tonight,” Earnhardt wrote. “We planned to do this monthly as a way to remain connected and a part of each other’s lives.”center_img View this post on Instagram “After dinner we went to spread moms ashes on a beautiful hillside on our property as she had requested,” Earnhardt continued. “As we all were saying our goodbyes at the end of the evening there was a rainbow straight off the front door of the house. What an amazing ending to a special day.” Mothers side of the family got together for dinner tonight. We planned to do this monthly as a way to remain connected and a part of each other’s lives. After dinner we went to spread moms ashes on a beautiful hillside on our property as she had requested. As we all were saying our goodbyes at the end of the evening there was a rainbow straight off the front door of the house. What an amazing ending to a special day.A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on Jul 17, 2019 at 5:21pm PDTEarnhardt retired from full-time driving after the 2017 Cup Series season, but will honor his late father by driving Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s first Cup Series scheme at Darlington Raceway in August.last_img read more

first_imgMORE: LeBron is SN’s NBA Athlete of the Decade Lakers superstar LeBron James will miss the team’s showdown Sunday night against the Nuggets, the Lakers confirmed.James was in doubt for the clash due to a thoracic muscle strain suffered during Los Angeles’ 105-102 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. The Lakers (24-5) announced James’ absence just hours before tipoff at Staples Center in Los Angeles.James — whose first season with the Lakers was ravaged by injury in 2018-19 — is averaging 25.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game in 2019-20.The Lakers top the Western Conference, while the Nuggets (19-8) are third after winning five straight games.last_img read more

first_imgWho are the scoring leaders on teams not competing for a Stanley Cup?Sabres forward Jack Eichel is the highest-scoring player whose season is over. The Buffalo captain ranked 10th in the NHL with 78 points as the team’s league-leading playoff drought has extended to nine seasons.Other notable players who will have to wait until next season before hitting the ice is the Kings’ Anze Kopitar (62 points), Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin (53 points), Sabres’ Sam Reinhart (50 points) and Sharks’ Timo Meier (49 points).For the seventh time in its 28-year history, the Sharks have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs and just for the third time since the turn of the century (2002-03 and 2014-15). Big names, such as forwards Evander Kane and Logan Couture and defensemen Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns, will be at home for the foreseeable future. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular season has concluded. If and when Phase 4 of the NHL’s four-tiered plan is reached, the league will transition to a 24-team return to play format.For the first time since the lockout-shortened season in 2012-13, an 82-game regular season wasn’t completed. In Tuesday’s announcement, the teams that have earned a berth into 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs if the season resumes are the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars.Stanley Cup playoffs 2020: Everything you need to knowOf the eight teams that earned a bye into the first round of the playoffs, the Flyers were the only team not in the playoffs last season. Philadelphia last made the postseason in 2017-18.The seven teams who won’t be competing for a Stanley Cup are the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres. If played, the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs would be the first since the 1995-96 season to not feature a California team.With the regular season officially concluded, here’s where the awards stand.Who won the 2019-20 Presidents’ Trophy?After falling short in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins stormed out to points in 13 of their first 14 games and never looked back. Boston reached the 100-point plateau for the third consecutive season in their final regular-season game on March 10 when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers.The Presidents’ Trophy is awarded to the Bruins for the third time in franchise history having previously won it in 1989-90 and 2013-14.Who are the division champions?Atlantic DivisionBoston clinched the Atlantic Division title for the first time in six seasons, edging out the Tampa Bay Lightning, who came on late in the second half after a rough first couple of months. The Bruins had the top goaltending tandem in the league this season as the team sported the league’s best defense, allowing just 2.39 goals per game. It also doesn’t hurt to have the league’s top goalscorer in Pastrnak spearheading an offense that ranked ninth in the NHL.Metropolitan DivisionIn the Metropolitan Division, the Washington Capitals are the champions for a fifth consecutive season, besting the Flyers by one point. Washington had the league’s second-highest scoring offense thanks to Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson, who led all NHL blueliners with 75 points. The Capitals also feature a steady goalie duo of Braden Holtby and Ilya Samsonov, who has flown on to the season in his rookie campaign. In 26 games, the Russian ranks 11th in the NHL with a 2.55 GAA.¯\_(ツ)_/¯?#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/MiRddwJGeO— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 26, 2020Central DivisionNo Stanley Cup hangover for the Blues as they won the Central Division for the first time since the 2014-15 season, squeaking by the Avalanche. Despite losing forward Vladimir Tarasenko to injury in late-Oct., the Blues still averaged 3.14 goals per game with the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner Ryan O’Reilly leading the team with 61 points. Goalies Jordan Binnington and Jake Allen combined to allow the sixth-fewest goals in the NHL with Allen ranking second among qualified netminders with a 2.15 GAA.We haven’t played in awhile, but today we clinched a playoff spot and the Central Division title!!! Who’s ready to defend the Cup?!!!! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/qW8752QqR4— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 26, 2020Pacific DivisionFor the second time in its three-year existence, the Vegas Golden Knights won the Pacific Division. After Peter DeBoer replaced Gerard Gallant as head coach on Jan. 15, the team went 15-5-2 sporting the fourth-best record in the league during that span. The ageless wonder Marc-Andre Fleury played in 48 games this season with forward Max Pacioretty leading the team with 66 points, one behind his career-high. 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs,HERE 🕺 WE 💃 COME 🤩#VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/HxB1P1UEhq— y-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 26, 2020Who is the Art Ross Trophy winner?For the third time in four years, an Oiler has won the Art Ross Trophy, but for the first time, it wasn’t Connor McDavid. Leon Draisaitl wins the award in 2019-20 after posting 110 points, including a league-high 67 assists, becoming the first German to ever win the award. Draisaitl joins McDavid and Wayne Gretzky as the only Oilers to earn the honor.Your 2019-20 Art Ross winner. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/5MvKz6tvCi— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 26, 2020It was a breakout season for the 24-year-old setting a career-high in apples. As a leader on the best power-play unit in the league, the German forward led the NHL with 44 power play points.With McDavid finishing in second behind Draisaitl, the two become the first set of teammates to finish in the top-two in scoring since the 2012-13 season when it was the Lightning’s Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.MORE: Draisaitl on training: ‘I try to dangle around my dog once in a while’Who is the Rocket Richard Trophy winner?Pastrnak and Ovechkin scored 48 goals this season to tie for the most in the league. For the first time in a decade, we’ll have co-winners of the award. The Lightning’s Steven Stamkos and Penguins’ Sidney Crosby shared the trophy in the 2009-10 season with 51 goals each.The Great Eight wins the award for a ninth time and for the seventh time in eight years. Pastrnak wins the award for the first time in his career and becomes the first Bruin to win the honor.Since the award was created in 1998-99 season, Ovechkin’s nine Rocket Richard trophies are the most in NHL history, seven more than the next closest batch of players.MORE: Wayne Gretzky rooting for Ovechkin to break his goals recordWho is the William M. Jennings Trophy winner?Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak (Bruins)Rask and Halak share the award as the goaltenders on the team who allowed the fewest goals this season. Boston had the league’s fewest goals allowed (167) with Rask leading the NHL with a 2.12 goals-against average and placing second with a .929 save percentage.Halak was just as strong in goal posting a 2.39 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with his play earning him a one-year contract extension.It’s the third time the Bruins have won the William M. Jennings Trophy with the other instances coming in the 1989-90 season (Reggie Lemelin and Andy Moog) and 2008-09 (Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez). MORE: Ranking the five-best NHL goalie tandemsWho was the highest-scoring rookie?Quinn Hughes, CanucksFor the second straight year, a Vancouver Canuck has tallied the most points by a rookie in a season. Elias Pettersson had that honor last season with 66 points in 71 games. This season, the Vancouver blueliner finished tops among rookies with 53 points in 68 games this season edging out Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar who finished with 50 in 57. Rounding out the top-five is Chicago Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik (46), Sabres forward Victor Olofsson (42) and New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (42).Gary Bettman: “NHL regular season has concluded.”Rookie Scoring champ: Quinn Hughes! 😁🏆 pic.twitter.com/lY6gmvphy6— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) May 26, 2020Hughes is the first defenseman to lead all rookies in points since the 1988-89 season when Rangers blueliner Brian Leetch had 71 points in 68 games. He’ll look to follow Pettersson’s footsteps and win the Calder Memorial Trophy. If Hughes were to win, it would be the first time the award was given to a recipient on the same team in consecutive years since the Bruins’ Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson won it back-to-back in 1966-67 and 1967-68.NHL ‘hub cities’: Evaluating Canadian markets’ viability of hosting gameslast_img read more