Area Softball Sectional Scores (5-22)

first_imgArea Softball Sectional Scores.Monday  (5-22)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Madison.Rushville  10     Batesville  1Madison  3     South Dearborn  1Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz. County.North Decatur  13     Austin  0SW-Hanover  16     South Ripley  0Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.South Decatur  14     Rising Sun  0Hauser  2     Jac-Cen-Del  1last_img

Liverpool cross country gets season-opening sweep of C-NS

first_imgIn a close girls meet, the Warriors, coming off an appearance in last December’s Nike Cross Nationals, fended off a strong challenge from the Northstars to prevail 26-29 as both sides easily swept the third team in the meet, Henninger.Jenna Schulz finished in 18 minutes, 13.6 seconds, more than a minute clear of C-NS’s Kate Putman, who won the battle for second place in 19:35.9 to the 19:40.9 from Liverpool’s Sydney Carlson.Bella Brancato’s 20:16.8 proved valuable for the Warriors since she beat out the Northstars’ Marissa Navarra (20:18.2) for fourth place, while Allison Newton was sixth (20:36.8) and Gabby Putman seventh (20:52.6) for C-NS. Collectively, cross country teams in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division moved up their regular-season slates in 2019, finishing league meets in September.Among other things, it helps these powerful programs to go to as many large-scale October meets as possible and fully prepare and train for Section III and state championship meets in November.This meant that Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse opened their regular season earlier than seasons past – against each other, with the Warriors sweeping both sides of their rivalry clash Wednesday afternoon at Long Branch Park. To help Liverpool hang on, Eva Woodworth had to take eighth  place in 21:03.8 and Gabby McCarthy finished ninth in 21:26.1, with the Northstars’ Marissa Doty (21:40.0) edging Hannah Reichard (21:46.6) for 10th plac.eIt wasn’t as close in the boys meet, Liverpool topping C-NS 19-38 as, again, both sides handled Henninger. The Warriors had a top-three sweep as Carter Rodriguez won in 16:41.8 and Jake McGowan was second in 16:51.4,with Ryan Cartwright third in 17:13.5.Matt LeClair led the Northstars, finishing fourth in 17:31.2 to edge teammate R.J. Davis (17:33.9), but Liverpool clinched its win by having Charlie Praschunus (17:59.3) and Ethan Glashauser (18:03.4) in the next two spots and Ryan Feenelly (18:14.4) ninth. Zach Bergman was eighth for C-NS in 18:09.1 ahead of Josh Koeppe (18:17.1) and  Evan Romano (18:17.8).Now both sides went to Saturday’s Vernon-Verona-Invitational, with C-NS in the Varsity 2 race and Liverpool in Varsity 4.And the girls Warriors were victorious, 32 points to runner-up Rome Free Academy’s 64, with Schulz going 18:41 flat but finishing second behind Tully star Brooke Rauber, whose 18:11.6 shattered the course record of 18:30.1 Fayetteville-Manlius’ Claire Walters had set earlier in the meet.Liverpool had half of the top-10 finishers. Carlson working her way to fifth place in 20:04.9 as Woodworth was seventh in 21:08 flat. Brancato finished eighth in 21:11.5 and McCarthy was 10th in 21:29.3.In the boys race, Liverpool, with 53 points, was a close second to Beaver River’s 46 points, the Beavers getting a 1-2 sweep from Colton Kempney (16:21.3) and Cory Demo (16:26.6) ahead of any of the Warriors’ runners.Rodriguez made his way to fourth place in 16:50.9, with McGowan fifth in 17:05.9. Ryan Hagan had a strong race, getting to 12th place in 18:13.3, two spots ahead of Glashauser (18:22.8) as Praschunus was 18th in 18:32.7.Baldwinsville was at the VVS meet, too, squaring off with C-NS in Varsity 2, but it was the Northstars sweeping the boys and girls races, with the Bees second to C-NS in the boys division.Davis led the boys Northstars and the field as his time of 17:04.8 was just ahead of B’ville’s Jack Michaels, who was second in 17:08.1. Michaels’ teammate, Colin Delaney, got third place in 17:24.1.Yet C-NS took over by having five of the top 14 finishers, while no other Bees runner hit the top 20. Mat t LeClair was fourth in 17:26.9, with Evan Romano eighth in the team race (11th overall) in 18:08.9. Bergman (18:28.5) beat out Koeppe (18:32.4) for 13th place, the Bees having Justin Chemento(18:54.5) and James Cary (18:58.3) 22nd and 23rd, respectively.Over in the girls race, Kate Putman, finishing fourth in 19:51.7,  led four Northstars with top-10 efforts. Navarra got sixth place in 20:52.2, beating out Gabby Putman (20:54.2) in seventh place as Newton was ninth in 21:26.8 and Doty 11th in 21:39.9.No one on B’ville could match those totals, with McKenzie Schmidt leading the Bees as she got 16th place in the team standings (19th overall) in 22:24 flat. Sarah Fawwaz, in 22:50.7, was just ahead of Vivian Holden-Betts (22:52.6), Margaret Solomon (23:09.6) and Anna Conklin (23:24.1).This came after the Bees won its league opener last Wednesday over Nottingham 18-45 (boys) and 15-52 (girls), with Michaels victorious in the boys race at 17:10, nearly half a minute ahead of the 17:39 from Delaney. Cary was fourth in 18:36, edging Chimento (18:39) for that spot,In the girls race, B’ville swept the top seven, Schmidt winning in 21:53, just ahead of Olivia Creelman’s 22:09. Fawwaz was third in 22:15, followed by Solomon (22:35), Vivian Holden-Betts (22:56), Conklin (23:23) and Sage Springsteen (23:27).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NScross countryliverpoollast_img read more

Syracuse’s 1st NCAA Tournament opponent: What to know about Baylor

first_img Published on March 19, 2019 at 11:45 am Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Comments Syracuse (20-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) earned a No.8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange will travel to Salt Lake City to take on No. 9 seed Baylor (19-13, 10-8 Big 12) on Thursday in the West region. The Bears bowed out of the Big 12 tournament in their first game, losing to eventual tournament champion Iowa State.Here’s what to know about the Baylor Bears.All-time series: Syracuse has won both meetings in program history against Baylor.Last time they played: Syracuse played in the Maui Classic in 2013 and met Baylor in the championship game. The Orange rolled out a starting five of Tyler Ennis, Trevor Cooney, DaJuan Coleman, Rakeem Christmas and CJ Fair. The Orange were led by the left-handed Fair’s 24 points, and they pulled out a seven-point victory, 74-67. It was SU’s third win in three days. The Baylor report: The Bears are led by 6-foot-1 senior guard Makai Mason, who previously starred in the NCAA Tournament for Yale. Mason missed some games in the middle of the season but returned for the Big 12 tournament game against ISU. He pours in 14.6 points per game while leading the Bears in assists at 3.2 per contest in the defensively-driven Big 12.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBaylor is without Tristan Clark, who had averaged 14.6 points per game before suffering a season-ending injury in January. Two other Bears average double figures: 6-foot-7 Mario Kegler and 6-foot-3 Jared Butler. Butler leads Baylor with 55 made 3-pointers, while Kegler adds six rebounds per game to his resume. The tallest player on Baylor is 6-foot-10 freshman Flo Thamba, who averages just 10 minutes a night. The Bears’ most-frequent starting center is 6-foot-8 Freddie Gillespie, a former Division III player now in his first year at Baylor. That lack of height doesn’t keep the Bears from crashing the offensive glass, though — they rank No. 2 in the country in offensive rebound percentage, pulling down 38.2 percent of their misses. How Syracuse beats Baylor: Protect the defensive glass and score in the halfcourt. Baylor and Syracuse have two of the nation’s longest average times per possession, meaning neither looks to frequently run the fast break. That means when the Bears drop back in to their varied 2-3 zone or man-to-man defenses, the Orange need to put points on the board with possessions at a premium. The expected return of Tyus Battle, who Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said should be at 100 percent by Tuesday, should ease some worry on the offensive end of the floor for SU.While Baylor succeeds on the offensive glass despite a relative lack of size, the Orange are the nation’s tallest team, but because of some 2-3 zone philosophies, SU allows opponents to grab a third of available offensive rebounds. SU is one of the 20 worst teams in the country at protecting the defensive glass. Each team will recognize that disparity, and whoever wins the battle of the boards might continue dancing.KenPom odds: Syracuse is given a 52 percent chance to win, by a projected score of 68-67Stat to know: 14.4 — The percentage of offensive rebounds that Mark Vital grabs while on the floor for Baylor, leading the Bears and No. 23  in the country. Vital is only 6-foot-5.Player to watch: Freddie Gillespie, forward, No. 33Gillespie was a walk-on at Baylor after playing two seasons at Division III Carleton College in Minnesota. That came after beginning organized basketball in eighth grade, according to his roster bio, along with two major injuries in high school. But since Clark, the Bears’ second-leading scorer went out for the season with an injury, Gillespie has been more than a feel-good story. Since Feb. 2, he’s averaged nearly 23 minutes per game. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward will be crucial to helping Baylor overcome a size disadvantage against Syracuse. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

As Almazan goes missing, six PBA teams interested in his services

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I did not make any attempt to reach out to him. I actually talked to coach Caloy. Coach Caloy said they’re trying to fix [the situation] and try to talk to [Almazan], but even they (Rain or Shine) have no contact so that’s all I can say about the situation.”When asked if he would want Almazan’s services if Rain or Shine makes him available via trade, Guiao did not beat around the bush.“It’s no secret that I think every team would want him,” Guiao said.Another coach, who asked not to be named, said he won’t hesitate to trade for Almazan.“I’d be willing to get him as long as what they are going to offer in exchange is fair.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fully embracing Ayo’s system doing wonders for UST Tigers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 29-year-old Almazan, who was the third overall pick by Rain or Shine in the 2013 PBA Draft, is still under contract until August 2019.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Six teams are interested in exploring possibilities to acquire the services of embattled Rain or Shine big man Raymond Almazan, a source close to the situation said.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan last played for the Elasto Painters on September 26 and he has since gone AWOL from Rain or Shine, which is still winless after four games.“A lot of teams have inquired about Raymond, in fact there are six of them,” said the source, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissYeng Guiao, Almazan’s former longtime coach at Rain or Shine, said he did not try to contact the 29-year-old center but instead, he spoke with current Painters mentor Caloy Garcia.“No one knows where he is,” said the NLEX head coach in Filipino on Monday when asked he if he has any idea about where Almazan might be following the Road Warriors’ lopsided loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters at Cuneta Astrodome. “Even his wife doesn’t know so it’s impossible for me to know anything as well.”last_img read more