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

Proteas head coach Domingo will have to reapply for his job

first_imgSOUTH Africa head coach Russell Domingo will have to reapply for his job if he wants to stay in charge of the team after their summer tour of England.Domingo has been in the role since May 2013 and his contract ends in August.Cricket South Africa have said they are “resolved to begin a recruitment process” as they look to appoint a head coach “through to the 2019 World Cup”.South Africa will play three one-day internationals, three Twenty20 games and four Test matches against England.Domingo’s side are currently ranked third in Tests, second in one-day internationals and fourth in T20 cricket.The 42-year-old guided his team to a 3-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month and a 2-1 away Test series success in Australia in November.South Africa won the first of five one-day internationals against Sri Lanka on Saturday with a convincing eight-wicket victory at Port Elizabeth.Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 and South Africa reached 185-2 with 15.4 overs remaining with Hashim Amla scoring 57 and Faf du Plessis making an unbeaten 55. Z9 (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Oliech impresses in Free State Stars trials

first_img0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech reacts during his last match for the national team in July 2015 against Zambia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech will hold talks with the top leadership of South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars on a possible move to the Bethlehem based club.Oliech has been in trials with the club over the last nine days with a possibility of putting pen to paper and according to head coach Luc Eymael, the 33-year old forward might have just placed himself high in the pecking order. “For me he’s not yet fit but he has a lot of quality with skills and everything. He’s scoring in training and for me I am very positive that things will be okay but now it depends with the bosses. The transfer window is not yet open now but we will discuss and see what comes off it,” Eymael, formerly with Kenyan giants AFC Leopards said.“He has to meet the bosses either Tuesday or Wednesday. I have had my say and they will talk to make an agreement,” the Belgian coach said.Oliech, nicknamed ‘Wuod Mary’ by his adoring fans has been off club football since leaving Dubai Cultural Sports Club where he spent half a season after three seasons with Ajjaccio in the French top tier.Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech warms up before his last match for the national team in July 2015 against Zambia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt some point, he had been rumored to be headed to Gor Mahia, but the same did not work out. Oliech is one of the most revered Harambee Stars figures having scored 33 goals off 77 caps for the national team.“He has the experience and I think he can be a good addition for us. If things go okay then that’s it,” Eymael further expounded on Oliech’s imminent move.The club had been home to young defender Joseph Okumu who however played for just two seasons. If the move materializes, Oliech will join Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela who now plies his trade with Maritzburg United and striker Massoud Juma who plays for Cape Town City.With one match before the season ends, Free State Stars are sixth in the standings with 40 points, level with fifth placed Cape Town City.Meanwhile, Eymael remains linked with the coaching job at Kaizer Chiefs following the resignation of Steve Komphela.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more