0

Iona Viola Quick

first_imgIona Viola Quick passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at her home in Batesville, Indiana.   The daughter of Harry Runnels and Mildred (nee: Berlew) Palmer was born in Niles, Michigan on November 5, 1927.   She married her husband John W. Quick Jr. in 1947 in Buchanan, Michigan.  He passed away in November of 1999 after celebrating 52 years of marriage.Iona worked as a cook for a few years at Miami University and later for Cricket Ridge in Batesville.  She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church. Affectionately known as Gram or mom to her family, she was a good baker and cook, spoiling them over the years with her delicious dishes and cookies.  Iona enjoyed crocheting, going to Bingo and working her puzzle books.  She was always up for a good old show on Turner Classic Movies but loved watching and cheering on her Cincinnati Reds.  Most of all Iona loved spending time with her family.She will be dearly missed by her children, Tim Quick, Darlene Gilbreth (Walter), Judy Huber (Gary) and John Quick III (Becky) all of Batesville; along with her 13 grand-children and 25 great-grandchildren.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Runnels.Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 pm with a 2:00 pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial will follow at St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Batesville.  Pastor John Vadeboncoeur officiating.Memorials may be given to St. Andrews Health Campus c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

0

Pirates Victorious Over Wildcats

first_imgGreensburg played their second conference foe when Franklin County came to town and the Pirates came away with a 6-2 victory. While the game doesn’t count towards Greensburg’s conference record, the victory will certainly help carry momentum into next week’s action.The scoring started in the game’s first 2 minutes, this time with Greensburg being on the scoring end, rather than being scored on. Grayson Newhart found Collin Springmeyer for Collin’s first goal of the evening. An own goal for FCHS would make the score 2-0 in favor of the Pirates in the game’s first 5 minutes. Grayson would register another assist  to Collin, and score one himself to push the score to 4-0. Collin Springmeyer would score once again to complete the hat trick before the half would end.The second half saw a lot more action from the Pirates on the offensive end with Collin Springmeyer scoring his 4th goal of the game, with the assist from Grayson Newhart. Also registering shots for the Pirates were Luke Hellmich, Calvin Robbins, Eduardo Rodriguez, Liam Krizman, Connor Witkemper and Sage O’Mara.The Pirates move to 1-1-1 on the season and will play Southwestern Shelby on Tuesday, September 3rd.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

0

Lyne heads five-strong Ireland team

first_imgAlpine skier Conor Lyne will lead a five-strong Ireland team to the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month. Ireland’s youthful squad will also include 16-year-old snowboarder Seamus O’Connor and 17-year-old skier Florence Bell, plus skeleton racer Sean Greenwood and cross country athlete Jan Rossiter. Ireland has never won a Winter Olympic medal but came close in 2002 when Clifton Wrottesley finished fourth in the men’s skeleton in Salt Lake City. Press Associationcenter_img Lyne, who will compete in the slalom and giant slalom in Sochi, told Press Association Sport: “Ever since I started skiing competitively as I teenager it has been my dream to represent Ireland at a Winter Olympics. “When you come from a small country some people say why sent them, but you have got to start off somewhere and who knows, in a couple of Games we could be looking at medals. “The sport and the tradition needs a push to get going. The Jamaican bobsleigh team are a great example of a team that started out and kept improving. Ireland Chef de Mission Stephen Martin said: “We expect the Games to be an important milestone in the development of Irish Winter Olympic talent and are confident of excellent individual performances in the face of severe competition from the alpine nations.” last_img read more

0

North Essequibo Cricket Committee welcomes new leadership of Cricket West Indies

first_imgFOLLOWING Cricket West Indies (CWI) elections on Sunday in Jamaica, executives of the North Essequibo Cricket Committee (NECC) have extended congratulations to the new leadership.In a release, the Committee hailed the election of Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow as president and vice-president respectively as a resounding victory for the restoration of good governance, moving towards strengthening the battered relationship between the players and board, and professionally recognising our former players.While it will take time to heal the wounds of a divided organisation and a team yet to reassert its greatness, the statement noted that Mr Skerritt has vast experience as a former West Indies team manager, who knows the culture and strengths of the team as well as being a Rhodes Scholar and former senior Government Minister with responsibility for Sports and Tourism.Dr Shallow is the president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association and also brings on board a wealth of institutional knowledge and intellect.Such qualities, the statement infers, are needed in quickly advancing the true potential of the Caribbean and the growing reservoir of players; therefore, they are in the correct order to bat for CWI at this juncture.In addition, the statement also appealed for the new board to swiftly intervene and initiate the passage for free and fair elections by Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which was not constitutionally held for the past six years.According to the statement, the former regime reneged from its civic responsibility to address the issue despite several appeals to the former President and Board of Directors.Instead, the statement intoned that it seemed business as usual for the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) even though the passage of the Cricket Administration Bill by the Guyana Government paved the way for the conduct of elections.The NECC, according to the statement, is pleased with the new leadership and looks forward for the desired results both on and off the field.last_img read more

0

Chapman in constant battle against B1G

first_imgShe has become one of the smartest attackers on the team, developed a wickedly deceptive shot and has led the Wisconsin volleyball team in kills for three years in a row. But even as one of the top 10 attackers in the league, junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman is still learning to play big in the Big Ten.Chapman, who ranks ninth in the conference with 3.41 kills per set, is the premier offensive player for the No. 14 Badgers, which have not seen this high a ranking in five seasons.However, Chapman is still occasionally apprehensive to play like the team’s offensive leader.“I have a problem personally of being scared to error,” Chapman said. “I always take a really safe shot instead of trying to be aggressive and trying to go for it. Being aggressive is something that’s always in the back of my mind when I’m playing.”Chapman has tallied 344 kills and 101 errors for a .249 hitting clip this season, which is the third highest percentage on the team. Chapman said she still has problems holding back the power of her swing. While she had a strong start to the season against weaker nonconference opponents, Chapman ran into trouble in the first part of the Big Ten season with her mentality.Chapman had only 10 combined kills in the first two matches of the conference season against Purdue and Indiana. In four of Wisconsin’s first five league matches, she only managed to hit above .200 once.Since then, Chapman has hit for better than .200 in eight of nine Big Ten matches, and has totaled double digit kills in 12 straight matches.She said her key to success is to be conscious of attacking by reading the defense in front of her – something she only realized would make her a better player last season and the beginning of this season.“Going up with a shot in mind has always helped me,” Chapman said. “Just not being weak [in] hitting, which I have been in the past, and going up for the kill every time is something that I always have to keep reminding myself.”Head coach Kelly Sheffield has advised Chapman to leave her total intensity out on the court, even if it means committing errors. He wants to build her confidence and give her more freedom on the court to swing with more force.Even though Chapman is still overcoming her fear of committing errors, Sheffield said Chapman has raised her game in the second half of the season, something that she has struggled with in past years.“She’s kind of a silent assassin,” Sheffield said. “She’s carried us in so many matches. I think her approach to every match has been very consistent.”Fellow junior outside hitter Courtney Thomas said Chapman has improved immensely since her arrival in Madison two seasons ago. She said Chapman’s physical strength and volleyball knowledge have allowed her to be the team’s unquestioned go-to hitter.“Her freshman year, it was more [her] going up there and swinging,” Thomas said. “Now I think she’s actually up there to score and knowing where the defenders are.”Although both Thomas and Sheffield have seen proof of Chapman’s increasing physicality, Chapman still thinks she is one of the weaker players on the team. Chapman said senior libero Annemarie Hickey and redshirt junior middle blocker Dominique Thompson can squat almost 100 pounds more than she can, and blames her weaker body on her lanky 6-foot-4 frame.In this deficit, she’s learned to play to her strengths of accuracy and ability to read the opposition’s blocking strategy.Sheffield admitted that she isn’t one of the stronger outside hitters in the game, but said Chapman’s offensive range and repertoire has been improving since the start of the year.“She’s got a really good arm,” Sheffield said. “She’s using that arm to hit with a lot of range. She’s very deceptive. It’s hard to tell where she’s attacking. There are people that have bigger arms, but at her height and angle and her deceptiveness, it’s really tough to defend her.”Sheffield believes Chapman is closing the gap between herself and the top attackers in the Big Ten. In his first conversation with Chapman over the phone, Chapman didn’t think she necessarily had the skills or strength to join that debate or become an all-American. Now, Sheffield said reaching that personal goal is a solid possibility.Sheffield said for Chapman to become one of the elite outside hitters in the game, she will need to pack on more muscle in the future. However, he has seen the required effort both on the court and in the weight room for Chapman to elevate her status to great Big Ten outside hitter.“She’s not the hardest attacker in the league,” Sheffield said. “But she’s also not the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man either. She can bring the heat.”last_img read more

0

One-vehicle rollover sends man to hospital and then jail

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Charter Township, Mich. — the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one–vehicle rollover this afternoon on Long Rapids Rd. just west of 4 Mile Rd.The driver apparently drove into a ditch while heading eastbound on Long Rapids Rd. His car crossed the roadway and into a ditch. He hit a snowpile, sending his car airborne, and destroying a mailbox on it’s way down. The car rolled over once, ending up on the roof.The 47–year–old man driving the car was taken to Mid Michigan Health where he was treated for minor injuries to his hands. He was then transported to the Alpena County Jail for operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor.This is the drivers second offense. Speed and alcohol were a factor in the crash. Alpena Charter Township Fire, City of Alpena EMS, and Michigan State Police Alpena Post responded to the accident.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Accident, Alpena Charter Township, Alpena County Jail, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, City of Alpena EMS, Long Rapids Rd., Michigan State Police Alpena Post, mid-michigan health, Operate under the influence of intoxicating liquor, OUILContinue ReadingPrevious Video of the Day for Thursday, March 28Next Clark’s Laundromat fire considered a total losslast_img read more

0

FA Cup hero Moro nominated for MVP award

first_imgMTN FA Cup final hero, Moro Ibrahim has been nominated for the most valuable player award of the competition.This follows Monday’s announcement of the award categories for the 2011/2012 MTN FA Cup Awards on Friday, September 14.The New Edubiase player who scored the only goal in the final against AshantiGold to hand his side their first Cup success however faces competition from teammate Abeiku Ainooson and the Miners’ Didier Kore.Despite Moro’s goal deciding the finals, his winner from a freekick was not selected for goal of the tournament.Ishmeal Obodai (King Solomon), Uriah Asante (Hearts Of Oak), Godbless Asante (Wassaman), Moro Inrahim (New Edubiase) and Prince Atakora Gyimah (Hearts Of Oak) will be vying for the goal of the competition.Anthony Commey who led Edubiase to win the Cup has been nominated for the Coach of the tournament award alongside AshantiGol’s Yaw Acheampong. Award categories;Best goal of the tournamentKing Solomon V. Zaytuna Fc – Ishmeal Obodai (King Solomon)Hearts Of Oak V. Dunkwa Utd – Uriah Asante (Hearts Of Oak)Wassaman Utd V. Tema Youth – Godbless Asante (Wassaman)Danbort V. New Edubiase Utd – Moro Inrahim (New Edubiase)Ashgold Sc V. Hearts Of Oak – Prince Atakora Gyimah (Hearts Of Oak)Most Valuable Player of the tournamentMoro Ibrahim – Edubiase UtdDidie Kore – AshantiGoldSamuel Abeiku Ainooson – Edubiase Utd Discovery of the tournamentJordan Mintah – Wassaman UtdBernard Ofori – Edubiase UtdEbenezer Ofori – Edubiase UtdVictor Ayire – Amidaus ProffAshitey Ollenu – Hearts Of OakDefender of the tournamentLawrence Lartey – AshantiGoldAbeiku Ainooson – Edubiase UtdHenry Enchil – AshantiGoldGoalkeeper of the tournament Iddrisa Salia – Edubiase UtdFatau Dauda – AshantiGoldTop scorer of the tournamentDaniel Awuni – Danbort FCCoach of the tournamentYaw Acheampong – AshantiGoldAnthony Commey – New EdubiaseAbu Yussif – Wassaman UtdHans Van de Pylum – Berekum Chelsea Highest scoring clubEdubiase UtdTema YouthReferee of the tournamentJoseph LampteySamuel SukerCharles Nii TagoeAsst. Referee of the tournament A.S MalikBen VormaworKennedy Bentillast_img read more

0

Dodgers reach contract agreements with all of their arbitration-eligible players

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers reached agreement on one-year contracts with all of their arbitration-eligible players Friday.The Dodgers have not gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since reliever Joe Beimel in 2007. Friday was the scheduled day for teams and players to exchange salary figures.Left-hander Alex Wood reportedly agreed to a one-year deal for $6 million, more than doubling his salary ($2.8 million) after going 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA and making his first All-Star team in 2017.Left-hander Tony Cingrani ($2.3 million), right-hander Josh Fields ($2.2 million), outfielder Joc Pederson and utilityman Kike’ Hernandez ($1.6 million) also agreed to deals Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds at the July trade deadline, Cingrani pitched well for the Dodgers, posting a 2.79 ERA in 22 relief appearances with 28 strikeouts in 19-1/3 innings.Fields has been part of the Dodgers’ bullpen each of the past two seasons, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over 79 appearances.Hernandez hit .215 with 11 home runs last season but has been effective in his platoon role with the Dodgers. Over the past three seasons, he has hit .276 with a .909 OPS and 19 home runs off left-handed pitching. But Hernandez’s high point as a Dodger came in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series last fall when he hit three home runs and drove in seven runs as the Dodgers advanced to the World Series.Pederson was the last of the arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement. He is on his honeymoon this week after getting married last weekend. Pederson made $555,000 last year in his final season before arbitration. He regressed offensively and defensively in 2017, batting .212 with 11 home runs and losing his status as the Dodgers’ primary center fielder and earning a demotion to Triple-A late in the season. He rebounded to go 6 for 18 with three home runs in the World Series against the Houston Astros.last_img read more

0

Brothers Sam and Joey Hauser transferring from Marquette

first_imgCounting the Hausers, the Golden Eagles had expected to have their top seven scorers back next season. That, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, sent expectations sky-high, landing the Marquette among the top 10 of many so-called “way-too-early” Top 25s — proof that those rankings, in fact, were way too early.“We are thankful for all that Sam and Joey contributed to our program and University during their time at Marquette and wish them the best of luck in the future,” coach Steve Wojciechowski said in a university statement (via WTMJ.com). “We have a tremendous group of returning players and are extremely excited about the upcoming season and future of our program.”Marquette was 24-10 in 2018-19 and second in the Big East at 12-6. It lost to 12th-seeded Murray State, 83-64, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The forwards were second only to Golden Eagles star guard Markus Howard (25.0 points per game) in scoring in 2018-19. As a junior, Sam averaged 14.9 points and a team-best 7.1 rebounds while Joey, a freshman, averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.Ironically, Howard, the Big East Player of the Year and a second-team All-American as a junior, announced last week that he would return to Marquette for his senior season. Related News Marquette’s chance of being a preseason top 10 men’s basketball team for 2019-20 has taken a 1-2 punch as brothers Sam and Joey Hauser will transfer at the end of the current semester, the university confirmed.center_img #mubb Sam and Joey Hauser to transfer from @MarquetteU at conclusion of semester. pic.twitter.com/19wee8vARy— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) April 15, 2019The Hausers thanked Marquette supporters and teammates, too, in separate statements tweeted by the basketball program. Cincinnati hires Northern Kentucky’s John Brannen to replace Mick Croninlast_img read more

0

Warriors not short on motivation

first_imgStaring down the barrel of an eighth consecutive defeat, which would equal the club’s record losing run, the Warriors are languishing in 13th position with two games remaining. ‌‌But centre Blake Ayshford told NRL.com there was no chance his side would lack motivation come kick-off at Mount Smart Stadium.”We have got the fans, it’s our last home game, we are looking to build for next year, there’s players playing for contracts and then obviously Benny Matulino, who has played over 200 games for this club, he will play his last home game,” Ayshford said.”Everyone is still playing for a job, there’s a few boys still off contract who are out there to prove their worth.”There’s a couple of things [to play for]… for us it is about trying to get some form and confidence.”After footing it with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the opening half last week, the Warriors collapsed badly in the final 25 minutes to leak five tries and lose 36-18.Ayshford pointed the finger at his side’s inability to recognise and respond to key moments in the game, with inexperience partly to blame.”On the weekend we scored after half-time and were up by six, we have got to realise what is needed in those moments, instead of just playing catch up footy and continuing to throw it around,” Ayshford said.”It’s just simple, at 18-12 up, for the next five sets all you have to do is get through your set, kick them down in the corner and chase.”That’s all that’s needed, it’s realising when we need to chase points and play footy and when we are in front and can decide when it’s on or not.”Those are things that mature with you in first grade and there are a lot of us who are still under 50 NRL games in this team, so it’s just about learning really.”Meanwhile halfback Shaun Johnson, who will return to the field for the first time since rupturing his PCL in Round 19, said it had been a frustrating stint on the sideline watching his side crash out of play-off contention.”It’s tough, people that come here [as spectators], obviously they can tell you how tough it is to watch and continue to support, but as a player, being out there and seeing how hard they actually work during the week, you just want your team to achieve what you know they can,” Johnson said.”It has been disappointing, no doubt about that, but I am excited to get out with them this weekend.”Hopefully I can lift the boys a little bit, we can go out there and have some fun and put on a good show for our faithful that we know are going to show up and watch us.”Copyright: NRL Photos. Blake Ayshford believes the Warriors have a lot to play for.last_img read more

12321