The Pirates Boys Varsity team competed against Franklin on Tuesday, falling by a score of 104-27.The team had several great individual efforts, led by Daimon Austin, who took first in the long jump with a career best 19′ 9″ leap, second in the 100m dash with time of 11.57, and a third place long jump finish. Luke Lozier won the high jump at 5′ 4″. Second place ribbons went to Devin Hanna in the pole vault (8′ 6″), Hunter Butz in the 800m run (2:07.53) and Shawn Partlow in the 300m hurdles (48.37).Butz also took third in the 1600m run, while other Greensburg third place finishers were Vincent Pavy in the 100m dash, Adam Hamiliton in the 200m dash, Nick Zapfe in the 400m dash.The Pirates travel to Sunman on Friday to compete in the East Central Invitational.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Rich Bryant.
An intense weekend of competition awaits No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team as they take on fierce rival No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota in the first border battle of the season.Last year, for the first time since 2011, the Badgers (14-1-1-0, 10-1-1-0 WCHA) swept the Gophers (13-1-2, 11-1-2 WCHA) at home, showing a revitalized approach to a typically stoic border battle. Traditionally, Wisconsin was considered lucky if they managed to get one win out of this hallowed weekend, let alone two.Women’s hockey: Badgers win battle of the reds, sweep CornellThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team dominated the Cornell University Big Red this weekend, beating the non-conference foe 3-0 Read…The Badgers ended their season with a 3-3 record against the Gophers by the end of the 2015-16 season, with both teams winning their homesteads against the other.While Wisconsin would go on to win the Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup against Minnesota, they would find themselves losing to the Gophers during the semi-final round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Four tournament.A lot has changed since the last time these two teams met on the ice. The Gophers graduated two key players, goaltender Amanda Leveille, and forward Hannah Brandt. Back in Madison, UW parted with eight players, including defender Courtney Burke and forwards Rachel Jones and Erika Sowchuk.The Badgers walk into this weekend with a relatively inexperienced team at the helm, with six of their current starters having limited action against the opposing team. While this inexperience might be seen as a curse, it also means that the Minnesota veterans have six new playing styles to figure out.One of the biggest questions looming over this notorious rivalry is the mystery of who will guard the net for the Badgers this weekend. Wisconsin’s star goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens has been absent from net for the last two weeks.In a news feature about her replacement Nikki Cece, UW Athletics revealed that Desbiens has been suffering from an injury caused back in October, when the goalie took a knee to the head from a Minnesota State University-Mankato player.Women’s hockey: Rookie netminder proves she can fill big skates of her predecessorsAs current University of Wisconsin women’s hockey netminder Ann-Renée Desbiens advances into her final season of eligibility, speculation arises as Read…Since that weekend, Desbiens has yet to play a single game for the Cardinal and White. This decision might be last minute, as was the case last weekend against Cornell University, when Cece was thrown in the night of the game.The border battle will begin Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and then again Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be broadcasted on BTN Plus, and fans can keep up with live statistics on the UW Athletics website.
Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Tuesday granted a 37-year-old bus conductor bail after he was charged for raping a child under the age of 16 on two separate occasions.The accused, Handikuma Bakker of Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EDB), was not required to plead to the indictable charges. The first charge detailed that between May 1, 2018, and May 31, 2018, in Georgetown, he had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old.Another charge stated that between June 1, 2018, and June 31, 2018, in Mahdia, Region Eight, he engaged in another act with the said 13-year-old girl.However, Bakker was fortunate to be granted bail in the sum of $300,000 on both charges and will return to court on January 29, 2019. Additionally, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus ordered the accused to stay away from the minor.Reports are alleging that the accused and the teen were in a relationship, during which he took her on several trips and also gave her cash.But sometime after, the teen’s parents became aware of what was taking place and reported the matter to the Police.
0Shares0000Gary Cahill is back in favour with England and Chelsea © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 28 – Gary Cahill admits he is relieved to be back in favour with England and Chelsea after a “frustrating” campaign.Cahill found himself dropped by both England manager Gareth Southgate and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at various times this term. But the former Bolton defender worked his way back into Conte’s plans in time to captain Chelsea to their FA Cup final victory over Manchester United earlier this month.That success came just days after Southgate, impressed by Cahill’s resurgence, had named the centre-back in England’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.That was a big turnaround for Cahill after he was left out for England’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.“I felt like my World Cup chances had taken a knock, missing out on that squad, especially that last squad just before you meet up was kind of a big squad to miss out on,” Southgate said on Monday.“I realised I really had to dig deep to try to perform from there until the end of the season to get myself back in the frame.“Of course, last time I was disappointed, there was a lot going on in that time and I missed the squad. But I always had the belief that I could make the squad.”Cahill’s focus in recent weeks had been on helping Chelsea to a strong end to the season, confident that it would improve his England prospects.“First and foremost, I needed to get my place at Chelsea. We had a huge end to the season with the cup final,” he said.“If I’m totally honest that was all that was in my head, and I knew that if I performed well I’d be in with a shout, just like the rest of the boys who were competing for 23 places.”– Difficult season –Cahill, the most experienced member of England’s squad with 58 caps, added: “It’s very difficult and frustrating when you don’t play regularly. I’ve been lucky to do that for the majority of my career.“If you’re not out there on the pitch, you can’t influence anything, and I know I’m capable of influencing it when I’m playing.”Once the World Cup is over, Cahill will return to Stamford Bridge hoping to make amends for a dismal Premier League season that saw the Blues finish fifth and miss out on a place in the Champions League.There is constant speculation that Conte will be replaced before next term amid talk that he has fallen out with Chelsea stars due to his intense personality.Cahill didn’t express his desire for Conte to remain, but he insisted he had enjoyed working with the Italian.“It’s been a strange season, obviously there’s been a lot of speculation for however many months now,” he said.“The season has finished on a high for us, we won a major trophy so that was a great end for everybody: for the fans, for the players and for the staff. What will be this summer, will be.“He’s been good for me, I’ve taken things from him, like I have the rest of the managers. I’ve enjoyed the success we’ve had together. He’s been great.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)