Lady Bulldogs Get W’s Over Lady Lions

first_imgThe Lady Lions have a long short night at the Dog Pound.From JV Caoch Shelly Prickel: The JV volleyball team ran their season record to 13-2 with a conference win over Rushville 25-19, 25-14. The libero, Lily Abplanalp, had 10 service points, 2 falling for aces, while Monica Gerstbauer chipped in with 7 points including an ace. Caitlyn Broering and Tori Kurtz were aggressive at the net with 5 and 4 kills respectively. Maggie Walsman, Kelsey Shupe, Abplanalp, and Broering all had 6 good serve receptions for the match. The team will face South Dearborn at home on Thursday. Come support these hard working Lady Bulldogs!!!The Varsity team exercised its control early from the service line and then moved into offense. We are really trying to get ourselves more calm and in the best position to make solid contacts above the net. We were able to do that tonight and minimize out errors. We have been plagued this season with unforced errors and I have been telling the girls 10-12 errors a set are all you can afford. Less than that if you are playing a good caliber team. Last night we were able to average 12 unforced errors a set! Batesville wins 25-14, 25-8, 25-14.We will welcome The Lady Knights from South Dearborn on Thursday. JV first swing takes place at 5:00 pm with Varsity to follow.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Tyson Fury says ‘real champion will be crowned’ in rematch with Deontay Wilder, explains trainer switch

first_img“I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again,” the WBC champion said. “It was a very controversial fight. I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one. I’m going to finish it.”I’m happy and I’m excited that the rematch is finally happening. I want to give the fans what they want to see. I’ve been doing it with my last three outings — Fury, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. They’ve been spectacular events — from my ring walks where I gather all the energy of the people, to my uniforms that I wear to help spread that energy. “Then I give them what they all come for — the knockouts, and my knockouts have been amazing.” “There’s no more ducking and diving,” Fury told reporters. “The date has been set, and the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”This is unfinished business for me, but come Feb. 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”Fury also explained his surprising decision to split with longtime trainer Ben Davison in the build-up to the fight, saying their work had gone “stale.” SugarHill Steward will instead train Fury.”We’re going to go back to basics,” Fury said on ESPN’s “College GameDay.””I trained with SugarHill Steward back in 2010, we got on like a house on fire.”I was going a little bit stale, repetitive, doing the same things day in, day out for years. I needed a change.”@ringmagazineNumber 1 – @Tyson_FuryNumber 2 – @BronzeBomberWhen number one and number two in the ratings fight, the Ring Magazine belt is on the line #WilderFury2— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) December 27, 2019Wilder insists it is he who will end any doubt over who is the better fighter. Tyson Fury believes his rematch against Deontay Wilder on Feb. 22 will see “the real champion” crowned when he defeats the American.The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line as Fury and Wilder, who fought to a thrilling draw in December 2018, do battle at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Liverpool fans line streets to honour idols

first_img“It’s so uplifting for the city, bringing everybody together,” she added, decked out in a red Liverpool shirt and scarf alongside her husband and son, as the team bus neared their vantage point in the suburb of Mossley Hill.Moments later the double-decker, emblazoned with “Champions of Europe”, rolled by with the famous silver trophy being hoisted aloft by bouncing Liverpool players amid red flare smoke, confetti and wild cheers.The club claimed the European crown for the sixth time Saturday night in Madrid with a 2-0 win over Tottenham in only the second ever all-English final.It followed an epic season in which Liverpool narrowly missed out on a first league title in three decades, causing agony — now somewhat relieved — for fans impatient to end the long wait.Fans lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the bus carrying the players © AFP / Oli SCARFF“What a day — what a weekend! Imagine lifting that cup,” said 78-year-old Stan Evans, a lifelong local fan who looked out of a first-floor pub window as star striker player Mohamed Salah held it aloft just below his gaze.Evans could recall cheering all five of Liverpool’s previous European Cup triumphs, starting in 1977, when they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach in the final in Rome.“This is just as good because I never thought we’d see another one in my lifetime,” he added.– ‘I might cry again’ –Celebrations ran late into the night in Liverpool city centre, as ecstatic supporters danced drunkenly in the streets singing a repertoire of the club’s anthems.The morning after, bleary-eyed fans began streaming back onto the streets ahead of the parade, which worked its way slowly towards the city centre.“I’m ecstatic and hungover at the same time — the best type of hangover,” said Peter Broad, 37, a social housing worker and Liverpool native.“I might cry again,” he added, flag in hand.“It’s emotional — it means so much to you just to win. Liverpool’s a very European city, it’s always been outward-looking,” Broad explained.Supporters lined the streets of Liverpool to greet their returning heroes © AFP / Anthony DevlinThousands of fans lined the roads east of the city centre, while children climbed atop bus stops for a better view, as the bus — preceded by a booming sound stage — made its way.A jubilant atmosphere rippled through the city, as all manner of Liverpool flags flew from buildings and cars, drivers sounded horns and fans carried everything from banners to balloon replicas of the trophy.Aleisha Tipton, 23, from nearby Cheshire, staked out a prime spot near the waterfront end-point.“We don’t care about waiting all afternoon to see them,” she said of her heroes as light rain started to fall.“It can rain all day, we don’t care!”She was wearing a commemorative scarf from 2005, when Liverpool last won the competition in a memorable come-from-behind victory over AC Milan in Istanbul.“This time is better for me as I was only nine then.”For her granddad Ken Jones, 79, this Liverpool team is up there with the best he has seen.“They’re brilliant,” he said. “I don’t think they could replace them with anything better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson kept a tight grip on the Champions League trophy © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 2 – Under leaden English skies, Liverpool became a carnival of red on Sunday as the football-mad city hailed its heroes for bringing home the Champions League trophy for the first time in 14 years.“We’re just so excited,” said Tina Taylor, 51, as she joined tens of thousands of locals thronging the city’s streets to watch the team parade Europe’s top football prize from an open-top bus.last_img read more