GSA Eagles Remain on Top In Class C Softball Rankings

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Two of the hottest teams in Eastern Maine Class C softball can be found right here in Hancock County.Righthander Tashia Daley has returned to the pitcher’s circle for the Sumner Tigers after recovering from knee surgery. Daley made her debut at Blue Hill last week, striking out 10 batters in a 6-5 loss.—HUGH BOWDENThe high-flying George Stevens Academy Eagles have boosted their record to 7-1, thanks in no small part to the standout pitching of righthander Lydia Clapp.The Eagles are well ahead of the rest of the field at the top of this week’s Eastern Maine Class C standings.Close behind GSA in record are the 6-1 Sumner Tigers, whose only loss so far was 6-5 in extra innings last week to GSA at Blue Hill.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Tigers are ranked only 10th in the Class C standings, but likely improved their position with wins on Monday over Narraguagus and Tuesday against Orono. In Class B, the Bucksport Golden Bucks are 4-3 after Tuesday’s 10-6 loss to the Old Town Coyotes and are ranked fifth.Also in Class B, the 2-6 Ellsworth Eagles got their first wins last week, taking both ends of a doubleheader with Caribou; but those wins are not reflected in the standings, which show Ellsworth as 0-4 and ranked at the bottom.The 3-4 Mount Desert Island Trojans are wrongly listed at 2-5 and are shown as 13th in Class B.In Class D, the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are off to a slow 1-3 start. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 adminlast_img read more

Read More
Tennessee’s Mercedes Russell and Bashaara Graves present another challenge in the post for Briana Day

first_imgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Briana Day treats every opponent as the same. Bigger or smaller, faster or slower, she repeatedly says her success comes down to her physicality. In an 18-point blowout loss to Louisville on Jan. 25, its last before a nine-game win streak to end the regular season, the Orange wasn’t physical enough. In the best win of the season, on Friday night against top-seeded South Carolina, she held her own against two of the best post players in the country.And with another matchup against two proven bigs on Tennessee, Day will be faced with another challenge in the Elite Eight.“They have a really big girl and then they have another big girl. That’s about it,” Day said. “They’re very good players though. I don’t know, I think we’re going to go up to the game and play hard.”No. 7 seed Tennessee (22-13, 8-8 Southeastern) brings 6-foot-6 Mercedes Russell and 6-foot-2 Bashaara Graves to its meeting against No. 4 seed Syracuse (28-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The duo combined for 39 points and 24 rebounds in the Sweet 16 on Friday and helped UT outscore No. 3 seed Ohio State in the paint, 50-22.The 6-foot-4 Day will be the anchor of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, a scheme that Tennessee struggled against earlier in the season. But the Vols are playing their best basketball of the season and have won six of their last seven. In that stretch, Graves and Russell are averaging a combined 16.5 boards and 17.8 points, creating a two-headed inside presence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They have the post players inside but we just have to match their physicality and play like we’ve been playing,” Day said. “Go out there and play our game plan. Just go out there and play hard.”Since the start of the season, Day has known how important it is to stay out of foul trouble. Even while averaging nearly a double-double last season — 10.4 rebounds and 9.4 points — she was taken out of games and forced to the bench. Entering the year, her positioning was a key focus. She had to use her agility get into the right spots on the defensive end to avoid fouling. And she has.With her twin sister Bria Day emerging as a viable backup center, Briana Day has had more opportunities when she is in the game. In six postseason games, Briana Day has played at least 29 minutes in four of them, a significant bump from her season average of 22.5 minutes, and she’s been able to match up with some of the country’s best forwards, something she wasn’t able to do last year.“I think it’s always a challenge whenever there’s good size,” Russell said. “When a team is playing a zone they can just pack it in and use their length to get shots over them. So I think that’ll really be a challenge.”Staying on the court was a key factor in Syracuse’s win over top-seeded South Carolina on Friday night. Knowing the Gamecocks’ go-to players would be down low with 6-foot-4 Alaina Coates and 6-foot-5 A’ja Wilson, the Orange packed inside and sacrificed open 3s. It’s a plan that worked for SU because Briana Day made a difference.Without being asked about her, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick mentioned Day’s rebounding ability. And against another set of towering bigs on Sunday, that ability will be important. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 26, 2016 at 4:02 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Read More
CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu and National Rifle Association back IOA’s call to boycott event over non-inclusion of shooting

first_img Following the Indian Olympic Association’s call to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games as shooting was excluded from the event roster, shooters have backed the body’s call and have raised concerns regarding the ill-treatment of the sport, along with expressing fears of such treatment being meted out to other sports as well in the future. ‘Boycott’ a strong word but inevitable: Heena SidhuShooter Heena Sidhu backed the decision of the IOA and said that although boycott was a strong word to be used, the negligence of this issue could lead to other sports receiving the same treatment. She said that boycotting the event could lead other sports to suffer, however, the possibilities of other sports being excluded following shooting’s exclusion was also possible. Read her reaction here: COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US READ | CWG 2022 | Indian Olympic Association Mulls Boycott After Non Inclusion Of Shooting In Commonwealth Games 2022National Rifle Association extends support:The National Rifle Association of India extended its support to the body’s call for boycott, as Secretary Rajeev Bhatia expressed happiness with IOA’s decision and said that the body will support whatever decision IOA takes.Read his reaction here: National Rifle Association of India Secy Rajeev Bhatia on Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott CWG 2022 over Commonwealth Games Federation’s decision to exclude shooting from CWG 2022: We’re very happy. Whatever action IOA is taking, we’re with IOA. We’ll support IOA. pic.twitter.com/MJA1nuuOvo— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2019 1 year ago CWG 2022 | After Indian Olympic Association’s call for boycott, CGF officials say we ‘absolutely’ want India’s participation 1 year ago Here’s Shreyas Iyer’s mantra as the cricketer prepares for West Indies tour Last Updated: 28th July, 2019 17:58 IST CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu And National Rifle Association Back IOA’s Call To Boycott Event Over Non-inclusion Of Shooting Following the Indian Olympic Association’s call to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games as shooting was excluded from the event roster, shooters have backed the body’s call and have raised concerns regarding the ill-treatment of the sport, along with expressing fears of such treatment being meted out to other sports as well in the future. center_img Written By Koushik Narayanan LIVE TV First Published: 28th July, 2019 17:27 IST Shooter Heena Sidhu on Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott CWG 2022 over exclusion of shooting from competition: Boycott is a strong word to use, for one sport we can not let others suffer but if we don’t stand up for shooting now, this could happen to other sports. pic.twitter.com/GptFT0izgh— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2019 1 year ago Davis Cup 2019 | Indian tennis team set to travel to Pakistan for first time in 55 years India lashes outIn an unprecedented move, IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijuji, proposing a boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for dropping shooting from the roster, and sought approval from the government.The IOA had earlier pulled out of the CGF General Assembly to be held in Rwanda in September, protesting the dropping of shooting. It also withdrew the nomination of its secretary-general Rajeev Mehta for the election of a regional vice-president as well as that of Namdev Shiragaonkar for a sports committee member.”We are naturally disappointed that our colleagues in India have chosen not to join the other Commonwealth nations and territories in Rwanda for the 2019 CGF General Assembly; particularly as this is where the future strategic direction of the Commonwealth Sports Movement is debated and approved by our 71 members,” the CGF official said.READ | CWG 2022 | After Indian Olympic Association’s Call For Boycott, CGF Officials Say We ‘absolutely’ Want India’s Participation WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more

Read More
EPA Secures US$7.4M Grant from GEF

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has secured US$7.43 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to tackle some prevailing environmental problems in the country.GEF Operational Focal Point and Executive Director of the EPA, Madam Anyaa Vohiri, made the disclosure at the GEF National Portfolio Formulation Exercise Workshop held over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County.According to an EPA release the workshop was meant for stakeholders to identify burning environmental issues and synergize them for implementation.Madam Vohiri said the money will be used by the government to execute environmental projects in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, sustainable land management, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), international waters and chemical management.She noted that only sincere deliberation that will lead to the identification of environmental issues affecting Liberia’s developmental agenda can pave the way for speedy solution environmental related issues.The GEF was established in 1991 to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote sustainable environmental development.Participants in the one day forum were drawn from relevant government line ministries and agencies as well as GEF implementing partners, including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), African Development Bank, Environmental NGOs Coalition, Academicians, youth groups, and among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More