Bulldogs Netters Battle Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis team lost to Franklin County 3-2 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe lost to Landon Bundy 3-6, 2-6.#2 Singles- George Ritter lost to Trevor Murray 5-7, 4-6.#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Austin Arrasmith 6-0, 6-0.#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld/George Ritter lost to Brayden Ertel/Dylan Little 1-6, 2-6.#2 Doubles- Sam Giesting/Adam Scott defeated Dylan Lewis/Kurt Oetzel 5-7, 6-0, 6-1.In JV, Batesville won 3-1. Grant Story won in singles, while the doubles teams of Ben Rodgers/Lane Oesterling and Brayden Worthington/Sam Voegele won in doubles.The Varsity is now 6-2 (3-2 EIAC) and the JV is 8-0. Batesville will host Columbus East on Senior Night Thursday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.The Franklin County Wildcats Tennis team took on the Batesville Bulldogs in a huge EIAC matchup. The Cats were coming off of a loss to East Central and were in desperate need of a win. They came out and performed just like they needed to winning 3-2.The #1 doubles team of Braydon Ertel and Dylan Little were next off with a victory to stay undefeated on the year and tie the match up. Landon Bundy then got a much needed win at #1 singles and Trevor Murray pulled out a tough win at #2 singles to clinch the match. A win at #2 doubles for the Bulldogs was too little too late as the Cats pulled off the 3-2 victory. This was the first win for the Cats against Batesville in approximately 17 years.Congrats to the Boys tennis team on a huge conference victory. They will be back in action Wednesday night at home against the Lincoln Eagles. Come out and support the Cats as they look to continue their strong season.Courtesy of Wildcats Coachlast_img read more

Central FC will get paid when government has the money – Skeene

first_imgTHREE-time Digicel Pro League champions Central FC will have to continue to wait to collect their million-dollar winner’s prize because of the Government’s payment schedule.The 2016/2017 champions of Trinidad and Tobago’s professional league are also owed the balance of their prize money from the 2014/2015 season.But, according Dexter Skeene, the Chief Executive Officer of the TT Pro League, this is not unusual.“For those of us who have been in the league from inception, we understand that the prize monies are paid the year after and continuing throughout because if you understand how Government subventions (are) paid, it is not paid in the particular year. You get it whenever the Government has money,” Skeene told the Newsday.Club owner Brent Sancho, while speaking to Sportsmax.tv shortly after the conclusion of the season, described the club as being in survival mode.“We have had no real support from Corporate Trinidad and Tobago and inconsistent support from the government, so survival is key,” Sancho said.“Even though we have won prize money– more than TT$ 2 million – we still haven’t received it for the past two to three years, so we have reached a stage now where survival is paramount for the club’s success.”Skeene empathised with the club’s position, saying that the government will do whatever is possible to help.“I understand Central FC. They are crying out. They want to be able to have the funds because they’re involved in the CONCACAF Club Championships as well. We’re trying to make every effort to assist them,” he said, adding that he wished the club well.“We hope that they go out and represent us well. They’re one of our top clubs. They’ve won it three times, congratulations to them. They’ve done remarkably well given the circumstances and we hope that they go out and represent us in the (Club Championships) and help us to reach further than they have done in the past.”last_img read more