Batesville students commended by the National Merit Corporation

first_imgArno BettsCody PerdueBatesville, In. — Batesville High School principal Andy Allen says Cody Perdue and Arno Betts have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Both will receive a special letter from the school and the National Merit Corporation.Cody is the son of Daniel and Tricia Perdue and Arno is the son of Bill and George Ann Betts.The two Batesville students are among 34,000 students nationwide to receive the honor. They are in the top 50,000 scores of students who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.last_img

Kuchar in control

first_img On another blustery day at Muirfield Village in Ohio, Kuchar carded his second successive two-under-par round of 70 to move to eight under for the competition as he chases his second title of the year. The 34-year-old, who also finished second at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial last time out, has daylight between himself and nearest challengers Kevin Chappell and Kyle Stanley, who are both six under following hugely contrasting rounds. Chappell drained five birdies and dropped only one shot as he went round in 68 – the joint best score of the day along with JJ Henry – while Stanley scored 73 with five bogeys, two birdies and an eagle. England’s Justin Rose, who won the Memorial in 2010, is the leading European after following up two rounds of 70 with a 71 to lie in joint fourth spot alongside Australian Matt Jones (70) and overnight pacesetter Bill Haas on five under. Haas, who had seen his three-shot lead cut back to one when Charl Schwartzel completed his rain-affected second round, struggled badly as he picked up five bogeys and just one birdie in a round of 76 – the same as Schwartzel, who is four under overall. Those two were not the only players to find it difficult though, with world number one Woods finding himself in the limelight for unwanted reasons after a nightmare round of 79 – the joint-second highest of his career. Starting on the back nine, Woods carded double-bogeys on the 12th and 15th, a bogey on the 17th and then a treble-bogey seven on the 18th to reach the turn in an incredible eight over par, leaving him nine over for the competition and in last place overall. The 14-time major winner tried to fight back on the inward nine with three birdies in five holes but further dropped shots at the sixth and ninth – his last – left him in the bottom five heading into the final round. Of some consolation to the reigning champion is that he did at least manage to avoid his highest round of his PGA Tour career, which was the 81 he shot at the 2002 British Open. World number two Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, was also well down the leaderboard after a 75 left him six over for the tournament. The Northern Irishman had earlier completed his second round with a four-under-par 69 to survive the cut, which was made at three over. Matt Kuchar will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Memorial Tournament on a testing day of golf which saw defending champion Tiger Woods card the worst nine-hole score of his professional career.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Gautam Gambhir smashes ton in final cricket game in Ranji Trophy clash against Andhra Pradesh

first_imgNew Delhi: Gautam Gambhir scripted the perfect farewell in his last cricket game as he scored a magnificent hundred against Andhra to give Delhi the advantage in the Ranji Trophy encounter at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Andhra were boosted by a magnificent knock of 187 by Ricky Bhui but when they were dismissed for 390, all eyes turned on Gambhir. The left-hander was given a magnificent guard of honour by the Andhra players and one of the fans even ran on to the Kotla wicket to touch Gambhir’s feat. He started off aggressively on the second day and by the close, Delhi had built a good platform. Gambhir achieved his milestone at the beginning of day 3 and this will be another magnificent chapter in the life of this cricketer.However, Gambhir fell for a magnificent 112 as he edged Shoaib Mohammad Khan to wicketkeeper KS Bharath. It could be difficult to see Gambhir bat a second time, considering that Delhi need to build a sizeable lead with only one and a half days remaining.On Tuesday, Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. “After more than 15 years of cricket for my country, I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. The most difficult decisions are often taken with the heaviest of hearts. And with one heavy heart, I’ve decided to make an announcement that I’ve dreaded all my life,” the left-hander said on Twitter while sharing a video message. Read More | ‘It’s over Gauti’: Gautam Gambhir announces his retirement Recently, the Delhi player brushed aside reports that he had differences with former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni. In a chat with Navbharat Times, Gambhir, who was part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad, regretted that he did get a chance to help India try and defend the title during the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.Read More | Gautam Gambhir announces retirement: Here’s the full textHe helped Delhi to the Ranji Trophy title in 2007/08 despite playing with a bruised palm against Uttar Pradesh. His gutsy effort helped him into the India side and he helped them win the 2007 World T20 title. His 75 against Pakistan was the difference in a narrow five-run win.His epic 11-hour rearguard against New Zealand in Napier 2009, in which he slammed 137, helped India draw the match and win a series in New Zealand for the first time in 41 years. In 2011, more glory came his way as his magnificent 97 helped India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final of the 2011 World Cup to help the country win the tournament for the first time in 28 years.In the Indian Premier League, he changed the fortunes of Kolkata Knight Riders by becoming captain and helping them to two titles in 2012 and 2014. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Iowa State looks to sweep Oklahoma St.

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIowa State (12-16, 5-10) vs. Oklahoma State (14-14, 4-11)Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma State seeks revenge on Iowa State after dropping the first matchup in Ames. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 21, when the Cyclones outshot Oklahoma State from the field 51 percent to 42 percent and hit 14 more foul shots on the way to an 89-82 victory. February 27, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both teams this year. Cameron McGriff, Isaac Likekele, Lindy Waters III and Thomas Dziagwa have combined to account for 59 percent of Oklahoma State’s scoring this season. For Iowa State, Solomon Young, Prentiss Nixon and Michael Jacobson have collectively scored 36 percent of the team’s points this season.TERRIFIC TYRESE: Tyrese Haliburton has connected on 41.9 percent of the 124 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 82.2 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Iowa State is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 12-9 when scoring at least 61.STREAK STATS: Iowa State has dropped its last nine road games, scoring 66.3 points and allowing 78.9 points during those contests. Oklahoma State has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 76 points while giving up 64.3.DID YOU KNOW: Iowa State is ranked first among Big 12 teams with an average of 70.2 possessions per game.___center_img Associated Press Iowa State looks to sweep Oklahoma St.last_img read more

Nigeria Climbs One Spot in Latest FIFA Women’s Rankings

first_imgNigeria retained the top spot in the standings in Africa after it garnered 1,614 points, while Cameroon kept the second place despite dropping two places to 51st following a shock loss to Zambia earlier in March.A win over Lesotho saw South Africa rise three spots to 53rd and third on the continent, while Ghana are stagnant in the fourth position despite their runners-up spot at the Turkish Women’s Cup.The latest rankings saw no changes to the continent’s top 10 as Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Tunisia, Morocco, Mali, Algeria are fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.However, Zambia climbed six places to 100th in the world and 12th in Africa after a maiden Olympic qualification, while Kenya (137th), Tanzania (139th) and Uganda (146th) all dropped four spots.On the world stage, champions USA and Germany retained the top two spots, while France and the Netherlands, Sweden, England, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Korea DPR completed the top 10.Gambia are newest ranked team on the list, becoming the 159th country on the standings and are 113th ranked in the world and 17th best women’s footballing nation in Africa.The next edition of the women’s ranking will be published on June 26.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria moved into 38th position on FIFA’s latest Women’s World Rankings released for the first quarter of 2020 yesterday.The African champions climbed a spot from 39th position in December 2019 amid the country’s inactivity since bowing out of the Olympic Games qualifiers last October.The Super Falcons missed out on a return to the showpiece event for the third time in a row at the expense of West African rivals Cote d’Ivoire on the away goal rule following a 1-1 aggregate score.last_img read more

Champions PSG to Face Marseille in Early Ligue 1 Fixture

first_imgChampions Paris Saint-Germain will play host to fierce rivals Marseille in their third game of the new Ligue 1 season in mid-September as the French fixture calendar was unveiled on Thursday.The match at the Parc des Princes is due to be played on the weekend of 13 September, but the 2020-21 campaign is set to begin on the weekend of 22 and 23 August.That is two weeks later than had initially been planned before the coronavirus pandemic forced French football authorities into a rethink, despite the controversial decision to end the last season early in late April with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. PSG were declared champions for the third year running having been 12 points clear of Marseille at the top, with a game in hand, when the season was suspended in mid-March.Thomas Tuchel’s team are due to kick off their defence of the title with a home game against Metz before visiting newly-promoted Lens on the weekend of 29 and 30 August.However, the Metz match will have to be rearranged if Paris make it to the final of the Champions League, which is scheduked to go ahead in Lisbon on 23 August.PSG have qualified for the final eight of the competition to be staged in the Portuguese capital and will find out on Friday who their opponents will be in the quarterfinals between 12 and 15 August.Lyon are also still alive in the Champions League, although they must still play the second leg of their last-16 tie against Juventus having won 1-0 at home in the first leg in February.The seven-time champions, who were a disappointing seventh when last season was suspended, are due to begin their season at Montpellier. Lyon will visit PSG in mid-December and will host the capital side in late March.Back in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2013, Andre Villas-Boas’s Marseille will begin their season at home to Saint-Etienne.Rennes, whose third-place finish was their best ever, will go to Lille on the opening weekend.The Brittany side are due to go into the Champions League third qualifying round in mid-September, although they could still be parachuted into the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition depending on who wins the Europa League in August.Despite the early end to the last league season in France, the two domestic cup finals, postponed in April, will still go ahead.PSG will face Saint-Etienne in the French Cup final on 24 July, and the capital club will then take on Lyon in what will be the last ever French League Cup final on 31 July.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Cordell Hudson impresses with team-leading 9 tackles in 1st career start

first_img Published on November 8, 2015 at 4:47 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cordell Hudson said all he needed to do was read the quarterback, and it led him right to the ball. With Syracuse trailing Louisville by seven early in the first quarter, Hudson came across the middle of the field to make an interception look easy.It was the first quarter in his first career start, playing a pivotal role on a cornerback unit that has turned to youth in the face of prolonged inefficiencies from its everyday players.“These past couple of weeks, I’ve been playing a little bit more,”Hudson said. “I don’t feel any pressure. I just need to go out and play my game.”The redshirt freshman had an interception, the first for an SU cornerback since Sept. 12. He finished tied for a team-high with nine tackles, and was one of the bright spots in what was largely a nightmare 41-17 loss for the Orange (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) against the Cardinals (5-4, 4-2).“I really like Cordell … I really like the way he’s working at it,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “He’s gotten bigger and stronger … He’s got a great future in front of him.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said he usually likes to wait until he watches the tape of the game until he can really assess how his defensive backs played. But with Hudson, he was impressed just with what he saw from the naked eye.There were a couple plays that Hudson was frustrated with, Shafer said. But he also acknowledged that he wasn’t sure what plays they were, only that Hudson was angry with himself walking off the field.Hudson was thrown into the fire on Saturday. He had to start in place of the injured Corey Winfield. He had to contribute more because senior Julian Whgham fell down the depth chart. He started opposite Juwan Dowels, a fellow redshirt freshman, and he played well enough to make a statement in an otherwise ugly game.“Cordell is getting better,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “…we are getting better. The games just aren’t going our way.” Commentslast_img read more

Leeds’ win at Huddersfield

first_imgLeeds made it back-to-back wins in the Championship with victory in the West Yorkshire derby over Huddersfield Town.After a forgettable first 45 minutes, the game burst to life in first-half stoppage time after a head injury to Leeds defender Liam Cooper.Mirco Antenucci poked United in front from six yards before Chris Wood fired in to double the lead before the break.Alex Mowatt struck a stunning long-range third before Huddersfield’s James Vaughan was denied by Marco Silvestri.It was Leeds’ fourth successive derby victory over the Terriers, in which they have scored 13 goals, and means that following Tuesday’s win over Cardiff they have now won two and drawn two from boss Steve Evans’ five games in charge.And there was plenty to ponder for new Huddersfield head coach David Wagner, who watched from the stands before taking charge on Monday. There was nothing to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first 45 minutes during which the only real incident of note was Cooper’s clash of heads with team-mate Scott Wootton, which resulted in the defender being carried off.But Leeds took control of the contest during the eight minutes of injury time that followed, with Italian striker Antenucci touching home Stuart Dallas’s right-wing cross.Antenucci then turned provider, beating the offside trap and rounding Terriers goalkeeper Joe Murphy before seeing his pull back deflected into the path of Wood, who fired home from 10 yards for his fifth goal in five games against Huddersfield.Mowatt then made sure Leeds took all three points back to Elland Road with a brilliant swerving shot from 30 yards.last_img read more

Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto takes same job in Seattle

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have found their new general manager, hiring former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto. Seattle announced Dipoto’s hiring Monday. He replaces Jack Zduriencik, who was fired in late August after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. With the Toronto Blue Jays making the postseason this year, the Mariners now have the longest playoff absence in baseball at 14 years and counting. Dipoto’s job will be to end that playoff drought and continue rebuilding a farm system that had highs and lows during Zduriencik’s tenure. Dipoto was the Angels’ general manager for 3 1/2 years before resigning on July 1 following clashes with manager Mike Scioscia that began the first year they worked together.last_img