Cardinals Defeat Trojans-B In Middle School Basketball

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade basketball team hosted the Sunman-Dearborn Trojans last night and came away victorious by the score of 24-14.The St Louis defense kept the Trojans in check all night as the Cardinals struggled offensively to put the ball in the basket. The Cardinals were led defensively by Jack Forbeck and Sam Voegele and on offense the team was sparked by Kurt Siefert who had 6 points as he knocked down back to back three pointers to start the second half. Also making it to the scoring column were Jack Forbeck with 2, Wil Freeland 2, Andrew Oesterling 10 and Lleyton Ratcliff 4. The Trojans were led by John Hotel and John Fike with 4 points each along with Eric Puterbaugh and Brady Spangler adding 3 points each.St Louis next game is Monday at St Louis against Benjamin Rush. Game time is 6:00.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.St Louis 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Sunman-Dearborn “B” Thursday night 26 to 18.Charlie Dice & Jacob Deutsch shared game high honors with 8 points each.  Adam Cox added 5 points. Eli Tuveson had 2 points. Evan Vogelsang continued solid play on both ends of the floor and finished with 3 points. Joey Gutzwiller and Abe Peetz had solid minutes in relief.Next up is Benjamin Rush at St. Louis Monday 11/23.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores (9-8)

first_imgArea Football Friday ScoresWeek #4  (9-8)East Central  41     Franklin County  36Batesville  55     Rushville  28Milan  42     South Decatur  0Indy Lutheran  64     Oldenburg  13Lawrenceburg  21     Greensburg  17North Central  24     North Decatur  20Connersville  27     South Dearborn  18Switz. County  44     Edinburgh  6Columbus East  62     Jennings County  7Jeffersonville  28     Madison  13Union County  54     Winchester  8last_img

ISDH announces 14 new deaths statewide

first_imgStatewide —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 374 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 2,159 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. Forty-nine Hoosiers have died.                                                         To date, 13,373 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 11,658 on Monday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 170, while Lake County had 50, Johnson County had 20, Hamilton County had 16, St. Joseph County had 13 and Hendricks County had 11.Locally, Decatur County now has 47 positive case, Franklin County is at 35 positive cases, and Ripley County is at 31 positive cases.  Decatur and Ripley Counties each report 1 death total and Franklin County reports 4.last_img read more

Allardyce struggling to recruit

first_imgSam Allardyce admits he has endured a miserable few days as the club continues to struggle to recruit new talent. Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Newcastle at Upton Park was the latest setback in a disappointing season that has left Allardyce desperately seeking to add quality to his squad. Defender Roger Johnson, on loan from League One Wolves, is his only capture to date and Allardyce said: “I had a terrible day (on Friday) when I thought that one player was signing for us and then I found out he wasn’t.” “In all the transfer windows as manager of Newcastle I’m nervous and I will be nervous until it shuts,” he said. “I think like all Premier League clubs, everybody’s for sale at some price. “We’re very conscious that we’ve got a good team and we’re trying to keep it together and push on from where we are. We’re not far behind the guys who are having such a dominant season in the top seven. We’re really kind of hanging in there and hopefully we can have an impact on that.” One man who is likely on the radars of several clubs is midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who scored twice in Saturday’s win, but Pardew was giving away little over the Frenchman’s future at the club. “I don’t really want to talk about it,” he said. “I think that’s a bit unfair after a game like this one. “He’s a class player, it’s obvious, and he’s had a great day for us, but I thought everybody played well in my team.” Press Association That was Monaco striker Lacina Traore, despite the Hammers having agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club. They had even applied for a work permit for the 23-year-old and, following reports Everton have hijacked the deal, Allardyce admits there is little he can do. “They can apply for the work permit now. They’d have to do a separate application obviously. If we got it, they’d know they’ll get it,” he said. The Hammers boss also admitted a move for Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen was out of their reach. “I think under the circumstances at Arsenal, in the position that they’re in, in the Champions League and cup matches, they’ve had to use him as soon as any of the two defenders have been injured,” he said. “So I don’t think there’s any chance we’ll get somebody of his quality. It would be nice if I we could. “I’ve had targets and I haven’t got one yet apart from Roger Johnson, so I’ll keep going and hope we get some.” The picture is much rosier at St James’s Park, although Alan Pardew admits the transfer deadline cannot come soon enough for him as he fears losing players from his current squad. last_img read more

Miami-Dade mayor arlos Gimenez to close restaurant dining rooms, fitness centers, gyms & more

first_imgMiami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced he will be signing an emergency order that will issue the closures of restaurant dining rooms, ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term rentals.Restaurants will still be allowed to operate for takeout and delivery services.The closures will go into effect  July 8th.“At this time, I plan to keep open various outdoor activities, including condominium and hotel pools with strict social distancing and masks rules, as well as summer camps and child daycare centers with strict capacity limits, requiring masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet,” he said in a statement.For more information, click here.last_img

PM T20 Softball Cup bowls off today

first_img…Dyna’s outfitting umpiresTHE third edition of the annual Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup bowls off today at eight venues across Georgetown.Highlighting today’s first round fixtures is a mouth-watering All Stars clash featuring two-time defending champions Speedboat and archrivals Regal at the Queen’s College ground. Both teams will be aiming to start the prestigious tournament on a winning note and a great contest is in the making.Another highly entertaining encounter brings together defending Masters champions, Regal against Fishermen at Everest with the former aiming for a third consecutive title.Matches in the new Legends category will take place at the Queen’s College ground and the famous Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground at Bourda.Marketing Manager of Dyna’s Embroidery and Screen Prints, Eon Vieira (left) hands over the branded tops to President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc, Ian JohnOther venues being used are YMCA, Malteenoes Sports Club ground, Transport Sports Club ground on Thomas Lands, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground at Base Camp Ayanganna and the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground in Queenstown.Each team will play three round-robin preliminary round matches with the hope of advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow afternoon.Today will see two preliminary rounds of matches all beginning at 09:30hrs and 13:00hrs respectively while the final preliminary round match takes place on Saturday at 09:30hrs.The grand finals take place on Sunday at Everest from 09:30hrs. In all, there will be a total of 49 matches over the three days including a lone female encounter on Sunday between Factory Price Divas and Superwoman XI.While the players representing the 26 teams in the three categories will be looking dazzling in their new and colourful uniforms, so too will the match officials, thanks to Dyna’s Embroidery and Screen Prints.The Austin Street, Campbellville-based entity handed over a quantity of branded tops to tournament organizer, Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL) which will be used by the 26 umpires who will be standing over the next three days in the international three-tier tournament.Dyna’s Embroidery and Screen Prints is now in an elite club with local and overseas sponsors that have seen the tremendous benefits of sponsoring the lucrative tournament.The other sponsors are HL Latino America of Panama, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Rajiv Gandhi University of Science and Technology, Chung’s Global, P and P Insurance Brokers, Ink Plus, KFC, Regal Sports, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop, Banks Beer, I-Bet Supreme, Crown Mining Supplies, Bedessee Sporting Goods, Star Party Rentals, Cyber Sports and USA Cricket Zone.last_img read more

Kazakh Lutsenko wins Tour de France stage six

first_imgBy Julien PretotMONT AIGOUAL, France (Reuters) – Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko claimed his maiden victory on the Tour de France when he won the sixth stage, a 191-km trek from Le Teil yesterday as the top guns again delayed the fight for the general classification.Astana rider Lutsenko, a former Under-23 world champion, prevailed from an eight-man breakaway at the top of Mont Aigoual to add to his 2017 Vuelta stage win.Spain’s Jesus Herrada took second place, 55 seconds behind with Belgian Greg van Avermaet in third, 2:15 off the pace.Briton Adam Yates retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after staying tucked in the main peloton, which crossed the line with a deficit of 2:53. “We talked about it in the team bus this morning and we agreed that it was a stage that suited me,” said Lutsenko, who broke clear in the punishing ascent to the Col de la Lusette, a 11.7km climb at an average gradient of 7.3%.Behind him, the main favourites did not use the ascent to test each other, leaving defending champion Egan Bernal’s Ineos team to set a moderate pace.“We knew that this climb was tricky, it was a pretty bad surface. I think we climbed at our own speed and saved energy, we just tried to stay safe,” said Ineos domestique Michal Kwiatkowski. “Everyone is keeping his powder dry and is saving energy for the next days,” said Yates, who was never threatened throughout the stage.Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who is third overall, suffered an untimely puncture in the climb up to the Col de la Lusette but managed to regain his place in the peloton easily, thanks to the bunch’s slow pace.The only sparkle came in the final metres, when Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe produced a brief attack to regain one second after losing the yellow jersey to Yates, following a 20-second penalty for illegal feeding on Wednesday. Today’s seventh stage is a 168-km ride from Millau to Lavaur, which is expected to favour the sprint specialists.last_img read more

Defensive end Raymon chooses Syracuse after leaving Iowa Hawkeyes

first_imgFormer Iowa defensive end John Raymon is transferring to Syracuse, according to a Scout.com article published Monday.The former Hawkeye withdrew from classes and left Iowa in October after experiencing a rocky relationship with defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, according to a Jan. 3 Scout.com article. The Newton, Pa. native also told the website that homesickness and personal issues ultimately led him to transfer from Iowa.Scout.com rated the 6-foot-5, 240 lb. Raymon as a three-star recruit coming out of Council Rock North High School in New Town, Pa. where he recorded 28 tackles in an injury-shortened senior season. As a junior, he finished with 59 tackles, including four sacks.Raymon turned down scholarship offers from North Carolina State, West Virginia, Purdue, Illinois, Maryland and Temple to join Iowa, according to an article published in The Gazette on Feb. 11, 2011.Despite his high school success, he never saw any time on the field during his brief and tumultuous stint with theHawkeyes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the Jan. 3 article on Scout.com, Raymon said he was considering Temple or West Chester as prospective programs to join after leaving Iowa, but will instead suit up with the Orange.jmklinge@syr.edu Comments Published on June 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse adds cornerback Davis to Class of 2015

first_img Published on May 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Cornerback Davante Davis verbally committed to Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the fourth player to join the Orange’s Class of 2015.Davis is finishing his junior year at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., and is listed at 6 feet, 2 inches and 180 pounds by Scout.com.Davis is the second defensive back from Florida that Syracuse has picked up in this class. He joins Champagnat Catholic of Hialeah High School cornerback Gerald Robinson (three stars), who committed on April 25.Davis and Robinson are continuing a reliable pipeline to the Sunshine State that SU offensive coordinator George McDonald is fostering. Six members of the Orange’s Class of 2014 hail from Florida.Along with Robinson, Davis also joins running backs Tyrone Perkins and Jordan Fredericks in the Class of 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Asian student community evaluates diversity at USC

first_img“No matter where you are on campus, if you listen really hard, you can always hear an Asian language,” Andrew Liu said. “That always makes me feel good — feel at home.”A sophomore majoring in music industry, Liu came to USC in 2012 from his native Singapore and found a place within the university’s multiethnic Asian community.Born in Chicago in 1994 to a Taiwanese family, Liu spent the majority of his life in Singapore, where he attended the United World College of South East Asia, a British international school where the curriculum was taught in English.“The way to describe me is TCK — third culture kid,” Liu said. “My passport citizenship, my heritage and where I live now reside in completely different cultures.”Liu is just one of the approximately 9,200 students who make up USC’s growing Asian community, which accounts for approximately 23 percent of the total undergraduate and graduate population. Of the 7,889 international students, a group that makes up 12 percent of the student population, over three-fourths are from Asian countries.But for all the Asian community is, the diversity and complexity within the 23 percent is often overlooked — clouded by stereotypes and preconceptions that numbers alone often keep hidden.What’s Beneath The Number 23“Within the 23 percent, [the Asian community is] extremely diverse,” said Mary Ho, director of the Asian Pacific American Student Services, a division of USC Student Affairs. “USC categorizes students by breaking it down into 13 subgroups, but as a community we have over 40 ethnic subgroups.”With all of the underrepresented minorities on campus, some advocates felt that the diversity of the Asian community is often overlooked.“We forget about how diverse the Asian-American community is,” said Gloria Kim, executive director of the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly. “When we think about Asian-Americans, we usually only think about Chinese-Americans or Korean-Americans.”APASS aims to support the Asian-Pacific American student community through leadership and empowerment programs, catering to a multitude of backgrounds including Chinese, Taiwanese, Indian, Filipino and Pacific Islander.“We have a space for students to come through and learn about themselves specifically through the lens of their racial and ethnic identity,” Ho said. “We have opportunities for them to find their own space, to find their own meaning and their own narratives.”Serving the university’s Asian-American community since 1982, APASS was established in order to address the needs of the growing Asian-Pacific American student population and connect them with alumni. Pauline Ng Lee, who graduated in 1986, said that APASS was a source of guidance and cultural familiarity during her time at USC.“It was the fact that there were Asian students and the commonality of being Asian-American and experiencing the same cultural background,” Lee said. “The cultural values were the same — the idea of honoring and respecting your values, work ethic and responsibility.”The diversity of the Asian community on campus, however, isn’t entirely new. Catalina Camia, who also graduated in 1986, said the Asian-American community was growing exponentially during her time at USC more than 20 years ago.But this isn’t unique to USC. Even within the professional world, Camia, a reporter for USA Today, said the community’s divisions largely go unnoticed. She recalled a time when a colleague asked her how she celebrated Chinese New Year. She had to explain that, as a Filipino-American, she does not observe the holiday.“Asian-Americans are one of the fastest growing groups in the country and they’re much more diverse than people realize,” Camia said. “We’re not all alike.”As diverse as the Asian community is, some students said the greater campus does not perceive the diversity, particularly when it comes to the perception of South Asian students.Sayuli Bhide, an Indian-American sophomore majoring in neuroscience, said the application of Asian as a broad term often results in a divide within the Asian community itself.“When I hear the word ‘Asian’ thrown around, most of the time I don’t feel like I identify,” Bhide said. “Technically my race is Asian, but if I were to describe myself as Asian I think most people would raise some eyebrows.”Ho said this stems from the fact that the community is so intrinsically diverse.“It does go back to the fact that we are a very diverse community,” Ho said. “There’s no singular event that defines us.”A Shocking TragedyIn the spring of 2012, however, the death of two Chinese international students shook many students within the Asian community.When graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu left China to study in the United States, they planned to  earn masters’ degrees in electrical engineering at USC. But in the early hours of April 11, 2012, the two students’ plans were tragically cut short. At 1 a.m. that morning, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene on the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue where Qu and Wu were found shot and killed.Police discovered that a gunman opened fire on Qu’s car in a robbery attempt gone awry, according to the Daily Trojan. Though Wu was found in the car, the location where Qu’s body was found suggests that he attempted to run for help before collapsing on a porch.The attack prompted a gathering of hundreds of students and faculty members in front of Tommy Trojan that Wednesday evening as part of a vigil to honor the lives of the two students. Students who attended the vigil said the majority of those in attendance were members of the Asian international community.Sarah Leung, a junior from Hong Kong majoring in history and choral music, said being with students of similar backgrounds made her feel connected to Qu and Wu.“I definitely can relate to [the shooting] more because even though I don’t know the two people, I identify them as people from my own country, so I think there’s more connection between me and the two people,” Leung said. “There’s a string that connects everyone from the same place.”With 38.5 percent of the university’s international students coming from China, the news of the shooting made headlines across the globe.“My mom heard about it on the Chinese news,” said Amy Yee, a senior majoring in business administration and computer science. “A lot of international families were questioning the security of USC.”Beyond The SeaDespite sharing similar ethnic and cultural values, Anh Cao, a junior majoring in business administration and cinematic arts, said the international and domestic students on campus rarely intermingle.“There are two populations,” Cao said. “There’s the international population and there’s the Asian-American population from the States.”As a Chinese-American alumna, Lee said these differences ultimately stem from different upbringings.“There’s a cultural difference between being an Asian-American and a foreign national,” Lee said. “We weren’t immigrants — we were full-blown Americans raised in the American culture.”According to Stan Rosen, a professor of political science who specializes in Chinese politics and culture, the divisions within the international Asian community are not particularly surprising.“We have over 2,500 students from mainland China, so they already have a community amongst themselves,” Rosen said. “And it’s increasing.”Cao said the growing disparity between the two communities, particularly within the distinct student organizations, has led to a sense of exclusivity.“I have definitely heard stories of many students who want to join ISA who aren’t international but don’t feel as welcome, or vice versa,” Cao said.As a member of both Asian-American and international organizations, Liu said the communities often feel separated.“I am a part of the Taiwanese Student Association and the Taiwanese American Organization,” Liu said. “TSA is a lot more internationally focused. And though it’s great for someone like me, it’s very exclusive.”Though events are occasionally sponsored by ISA and APASA, Cao said the inherent separation between the two organizations makes it difficult to foster lasting bonds.“I know a lot of organizations do try to do that,” Cao said. “It’s just really hard to break barriers.”Shirley Chu, an undeclared freshman born and raised in Seattle, said the disparity within the Asians in the greater campus communities can often leave students feeling out of place.“Being an Asian-American means you’re not really accepted by the international students because you grew up here,” Chu said. “But you’re also not completely recognized by the domestic students either because you’re Asian, so they tend to assume you’re international.”‘Oh, you speak English so well!’Preconceived assumptions and stereotypes of the Asian student population serve as a primary impediment for the university to truly understand the Asian community.“The biggest ones that I’ve encountered are being really good in school, especially with science and math,” Cao said. “There’s being not so good at English, being a bad driver, being very quiet and submissive.”For many students, these stereotypes often cast those in the Asian community as perpetual foreigners.“I get the ‘Oh, you speak English so well!’ comment all the time,” said Liu, an international student from Singapore. “It never occurs to people that I can speak both languages really well.”Domestic students also deal with the perpetual foreigner stereotype. Chu said some classmates often assume she is an international student.“Some people are surprised that I can speak English,” Chu said, “and I grew up in Seattle.”Yee, who serves as Asian Greek Council President, said one of the hardest stereotypes to battle is the belief that Asian students are antisocial. AGC, which is composed of three sororities and two fraternities, aims to develop both the social and professional networks of the university’s Asian community.“The biggest stereotype I’ve heard is that Asian-Americans are very quiet and studious and keep to themselves,” Yee said. “But being in Asian Greek, we have a very social culture.”Despite this, however, Yee said the stereotype of being anti-social often elicits surprise when her classmates realize she is in a sorority.“Sometimes I’ll be wearing my letters in classes, and people say ‘Whoa, you’re in a sorority?’” Yee said. “I think since we get hit so hard with the stereotype, people sometimes get surprised when they hear you’re in a sorority or fraternity.”There is still a sense of awareness of the differences between the AGC houses and the Interfraternity Council houses, Yee said, citing how students have taken to calling AGC fraternity Beta Omega Phi “Asian Beta” so as not to be confused with IFC fraternity Beta Theta Pi.“I don’t think it’s an appropriate name for them,” Yee said. “It’s stereotyping the fraternity — it’s not even 100 percent Asian.”Lee said many of the stereotypes that existed on campus while she was a student in the ’80s still persist today.“The stereotypes that we had in ’86 are probably the same that exist in 2013,” Lee said. “You always have the stereotype that they tend to be hardworking and not outspoken; that they’re not leaders.”A former Student Government president, Lee said she was able to combat the stereotype with the support of those within the Asian community.“People always think Asian-Americans don’t have the capacity to lead,” Lee said, “and that’s false.”Cao acknowledged there are certainly some who express certain aspects of the stereotypes associated with the larger community, but feels it’s unfair to assume that the stereotypes apply to everyone.“I’m very outspoken and I like to speak my mind,” Cao said. “I’m not that quiet, submissive person. But I think within all demographics, there’s always someone who falls within any category. People see what they want to see, and that’s been the trend for a while.”Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers As a former campus leader, Lee encouraged the Asian student community to combat the preconceived stereotypes and strengthen the diverse population through leadership.“Watch the leaders you admire and respect,” Lee said. “Undertake leadership positions and do something different — break that barrier.”The increased unity between international and Asian-American groups could not only benefit the Asian community as a whole, but could also allow the rest of the student body to understand the Asian community better.“I think having more Asian cultural events would be nice,” Chu said. “We could attract more people and they can start to see the difference between, for example, Chinese and Korean holidays.”With a continually expanding and diverse population, Yee said that more intermingling between Asian domestic and international students could strengthen the community.“A lot of international students come to study in America to be integrated in the culture and learn more about American culture, and Asian-Americans can help with that,” Yee said. “I think we all can learn a lot from each other.” This is the second in a series about the demographics of USC. The next installment will run Monday, Nov. 4.Follow Yasmeen on Twitter @YasmeenSerhan Follow Jessie on Twitter @howdyjessielast_img read more