The 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 Coach
Statewide — Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the state will stay in Stage 4.5 of the #BackonTrackIndiana plan until at least September 25. There were no changes made in capacity allowances for restaurants, bars, and entertainment businesses. The mask mandate will continue during this time as well.
When the Wisconsin football team practiced Saturday for thefirst time this spring, no one was likely more excited to hit the turf thanP.J. Hill.For the Badger tailback, it was the first time he’s beenable to take part in the team’s spring drills. Last year, following hisimpressive freshman campaign in which he ran for 1,569 yards and 15 touchdowns,he was forced to sit out after undergoing shoulder surgery in February.Injuries also plagued Hill during the 2007 season, as a legbruise caused him to miss all or parts of four games. In fact, durability hasbeen the gray cloud hanging over him during his two years as a starter.Now injury free, it’s understandable why Hill was all smilesafter practice when talking to the media.?I’m just ready to roll,? he declared. ?I’m feeling muchbetter, and I’m ready to get the season started.?With just one look at Hill during practice ? which the teamran without pads and just helmets ? those in attendance would notice a slimmerP.J. Listed at 227 (significantly down from his freshman weight of 242), heclaims to be feeling as good as he ever did ? if not better.?This is the first time my body’s been feeling really good,?Hill said.For his sake, Hill had better hope he stays healthy for theentire season, something he has yet to do in three years at Wisconsin. We’vealready seen two other tailbacks ? Zach Brown and Lance Smith ? fill in duringhis absence; if Hill were to go down again with another injury, it might betougher than before to reclaim the top spot in the pecking order. Aside fromBrown and Smith itching to get their reps, there’s now another back to throwinto the mix, as freshman John Clay ? who in high school was rated as one ofthe best backs in the country ? is now eligible after redshirting in 2007.None of this seems to concern the quiet but confident Hill,who felt his performance in the Outback Bowl (132 yards on 16 carries)reasserted him as the go-to guy.?It was very important to me because it showed I still hadmy swag,? Hill said of his showing in Tampa. ?I was out there feeling good. ? Ijust played like the same old P.J.?That same old P.J. is hopefully the same one fans grewaccustomed to seeing in 2006, not the one who spent a significant part of the2007 season on the bench.I’ve got to give credit to Hill for handling the situationhow he has. It would be easy for a player in his situation to come into thespring practices, assuming he’s the top dog in the backfield. After all, whyshouldn’t he be? He’s carried the ball for over 1,000 yards in each of hisfirst two seasons and has 31 total touchdowns.But when asked if he expects the starting role, Hillacknowledged the work he has to do to stay No. 1.?You can’t just think you’ve got the spot,? he said. ?Whenthere’s competition, that shows you’re strong at what you want to do at thatposition. It kind of just makes you work harder.?The crowded backfield could have the potential to causetension among the team’s tailbacks, as each is vying for playing time. But Hillsaid this isn’t so with him and his teammates.?We all get along. We’re just like a bunch of brothers,?Hill said. ?We know at the same time we’re out there competing and on Saturday,someone’s going to be the only one left.?If Hill stays healthy, he’ll likely be the one left to fillthe starting role.But that’s a big if.?Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. Share yourthoughts about Wisconsin’s running back situation with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nuggets’ first two preseason games – both victories in Southern California against the Lakers – were something to write home to Denver about: The first was a blowout, the second a comeback from 18 points down.Back in Denver last week, the Nuggets sent out their starting five for the first time but had a tough time in their tuneup against Australia’s Perth Wildcats. The second unit buoyed Denver in its 96-88 victory as standout center Nikola Jokic shot just 1 for 5 from the floor and Paul Millsap drew two technical fouls and was ejected.Rivers said he was unsure what lineup he would send out Tuesday, in the preview of their regular season-opener on Oct. 17 at Staples Center.He said he’d likely hold out a couple of players again, and he thought Milos Teodosic, who has missed every preseason game with an ailing hamstring, possibly could play, although he would wait to see how the guard felt after Monday’s practice. Luc Mbah a Moute, who was sidelined with a strained calf against the Lakers, also was expected to remain sidelined.COACH PATThere was no way Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could, on the spot, pick out a particular pearl of wisdom that fellow guard Patrick Beverley dished during Saturday’s 103-87 victory over the Lakers in Anaheim. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters LOS ANGELES — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was in the house to greet the 5,000-plus fans who RSVP’d for his team’s open practice Monday evening at the Galen Center on USC’s campus.Before that, the former Microsoft CEO delivered a message espousing grit to the Clippers players, who host the Denver Nuggets in their fourth of five preseason games on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center.“I tell him all the time it’s good for him to get around the guys,” Coach Doc Rivers said of the richest owner in America’s major sports (with a net worth of $43.5 billion.) “I think that’s important for him. He enjoys it, the players enjoy it, you know he’s done pretty well in his life so he has a pretty good message.”Rivers’ message to his players is for them to just keep doing what they’re doing: “Just keep growing.” Preseason victories don’t amount to much, but he said he appreciated his squad figuring out ways to win, including overcoming a poor shooting night Saturday to defeat the Lakers 103-87. “He doesn’t stop talking,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “He’s always talking defensively, he always has something for us.”Beverley even talked defense with a reporter from TMZ in July, telling the tabloid news site that his “Clippers, when we’re healthy” can beat anyone. “If the Clippers are healthy, we’re fine. … We got the team we have and we’re excited. We have two of the best defensive players in the NBA – in history, to ever play, that’s like two Gary Paytons playing with each other.”After missing all but 11 games last year with a knee injury, Beverley came out with a season’s worth of pent-up energy in the Clippers’ first two preseason games. Sure of Beverley’s readiness, Rivers on Saturday rested the 30-year-old (along with forward Danilo Gallinari) – but it wasn’t like Beverley took the night off.“Coach Pat?” Rivers said. “He was great.”Beverley was in and out of his seat on the bench all game long, dispensing advice, cheerleading, and sharing opinions – with Clippers and Lakers alike.“He’s one of the most vocal guys on the team,” forward Tobias Harris said. “I consider him our vocal leader, someone who is always expressing his voice, to help guys, and just teach guys.”And Gilgeous-Alexander is doing his best to take it all in, it seems.“He’s a really good leader,” the rookie said. “Communicates a lot and helps all of us out on the floor.”GETTING ’ROME GOINGThe Clippers really want to get rookie guard Jerome Robinson – who last season led the ACC in scoring at 20.7 points per game – to be an offensive spark when he’s on the floor this season.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Doc Rivers continued to stress it, before and after Saturday’s game – in which the 13th pick in this summer’s draft played 16 minutes and went 1 of 5 from the floor. His lone basket was a beauty: Robinson pump-faked his defender into the air, stepped back and drained a 3-pointer.“I’ve seen Jerome in practice make strides in different areas,” Harris said. “The level of talent he already has, it’s a matter of confidence and continuing to get comfortable.”“He’ll get it,” Rivers said. “Loved the pump-fake three. He can shoot the ball. I was an awful shooter and coaches still had to tell me to stop shooting; he’s a great shooter and he’s got a coach to tell him to shoot. It’s amazing, but he’ll get it because you could see the improvement tonight.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates
0Shares0000Alisson is set to join Liverpool for a world-record fee for a goalkeeperROME, Italy, Jul 18- Liverpool have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of Sh8.8bn (£67mn), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.The 25-year-old travelled to England on a private jet on Wednesday evening and will undergo a medical with the Reds in the next few days. Sky in Italy understands the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms and will sign a five-year deal at Anfield.Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the Sh4.6bn (£34.7mn) fee Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017.Alisson will become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing of the summer, joining fellow new arrivals Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield.The Brazil international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer, made 49 appearances for Roma last season.He was part of the side that suffered a 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)