Dirt Road League Basketball Updates

first_imgCongratulations to the 5th, 4th and 3rd grade boys Bulldog Basketball teams for making it to Championship Sunday this coming weekend.The 5th Grade Bulldogs (13-1) are the #2 seed and will play Richmond at 3:00 pm at the Spartan Bowl in Connersville.  In the other contests, Greensburg plays the winner of New Castle and Centerville with the championship slated for 4:00 pm.The 4th Grade Bulldogs (10-4) are the 6 seed and take on New Castle at 1:00 pm at the Spartan Arena in Connersville.  If the Bulldogs advance, they will take on Connersville Red at 3:00 pm with the championship scheduled for 5:00 pm.  Other teams in the bracket are Greensburg, Connersville White and Brownstown Black.The 3rd Grade Bulldogs (14-0) are the 1 seed and received a bye in the first round.  They will play the winner of Centerville vs. Connersville White at 3:00 pm at Batesville High School.  The Championship is at 5:00 pm.  Other teams include Connersville Red, Greensburg, Milan and Eastern Hancock.Good luck to all Bulldog teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Softball: Badgers Kirsten Stevens receives Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin softball pitcher Kirsten Stevens was awarded Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career at University of Wisconsin.Monday marked the second consecutive week the Badgers softball team bullpen has been recognized with Big Ten weekly honors.Stevens provided solid innings from the mound for the Badgers (12-2) all weekend at the 2017 Sheraton Invitational tournament held in Fort Myers, Florida at Florida Gulf Coast University’s home campus.Softball: Badgers face lesser foes in Florida at Sheraton InvitationalAs February winds down, 16 games remain until Big Ten play begins for the University of Wisconsin softball team. For these next Read…The senior bagged two wins during the weekend showing by the red hot Badgers, both of which were shutouts. Stevens controlled both games from the pitch for Wisconsin, defeating Florida International University 5-0 and Hofstra 4-0 in her two starts. The Badgers pitching core has been a staple in the team’s best start in program history. Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Menz improved her season record to 7-2 in the Badgers latest win over Rutgers in the Sheraton Invitational tournament Sunday. In the 5-1 Wisconsin win, Menz sent three batters back to the dugout on strikeouts. The Badgers 4-0 win over Hofstra gave Stevens her third shutout of the season in part of her new career-high, 11-strikeout performance against Hofstra. Stevens led the Badgers to their third shutout of the year over FIU after recording five strikeouts.Softball: Wisconsin concludes successful weekend in Florida with some hardwareThe University of Wisconsin softball team concluded an incredibly successful tournament in Florida over the weekend with an overall record of Read…Wisconsin’s offense had an impressive performance as well, tying the team’s season-high of 11 hits against the Scarlet Knights. Junior Kelsey Jenkins went a perfect 3-for-3 at bat for the second time this season.Stevens has managed a stingy 0.28 ERA on the season to date. Stevens is also limiting opposing batters to a mere .172 batting average overall, while notching 32 K’s in only five games.She is the 15th Badger pitcher to receive the weekly honor from the Big Ten, and the first Wisconsin pitcher since former Badger and current volunteer assistant coach Taylor-Paige Stewart received the award back in 2014.last_img read more

Ronaldo deserved red for elbow, says Iran coach Queiroz

first_img“I don’t want to talk too much, it’s about my country and a player. I know it’ll be a war against me,” said Queiroz, who coached his native Portugal at the 2010 finals in South Africa.“No problem I get used to being one man against the nation, and one nation against the man since South Africa. I don’t have problems with that.“But the reality is you stopped the game for VAR, there is an elbow. An elbow is a red card in the rules. In the rules it doesn’t say if it is (Lionel) Messi or Ronaldo…”“It is a red card,” he repeated. “It is not about the referee. It’s about the attitude, the bravery and the character, the decisions must be clear for everybody.“So in my opinion, Mr. Infantino and FIFA, everybody agreed that VAR is not going well. That’s the reality, there’s a lot of complaints.”Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty in Saransk as Portugal survived a late scare against Iran to set up a last-16 meeting with Uruguay.Portugal finished runners-up behind Spain, as Iran fell just short of reaching the knockout phase for the first time at a World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to stay on the pitch after an altercation with Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji © AFP / Jack GUEZSARANSK, Russian Federation, Jun 26 – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off for an elbow during Monday’s 1-1 draw at the World Cup.Ronaldo was booked after 83 minutes of the Group B clash for catching Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji, with the incident reviewed by the referee on a pitchside monitor.last_img read more