first_imgThe Greensburg Pirates traveled to Rushville on Saturday for the “Battle of the Ball” and fell 4-1.The Pirates bounced back from a rough loss to Batesville by coming out aggressive and competitive. A goal in the first half for Rushville set the Pirates back heading into halftime, 1-0, but the Pirates had several scoring chances throughout.Second half started much of the same way, with the Lions scoring in the first 15 minutes. Greensburg didn’t go away, with Collin Springmeyer finding the back of the net off of a deflection from a Nicholas Zapfe shot just moments later to bring the deficit to 2-1. The last 10 minutes saw a collapse of the Greensburg defense, allowing the final 2 goals to push the Lions lead to 4-1.The Pirate offense was lead by Nicholas Zapfe who had 10 shots, 8 of them being on goal. Springmeyer had the goal along with 3 other shots, and Vincent Pavy also had 3 shots, 2 of them being on goal. Goalkeeper, Mason Ponsler had 14 saves on the day.The Pirates fall to 3-8 on the season.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

first_imgTHE worst collapse in Indian Premier League history is not what Gujarat Lions would have had in mind for their last ever match.Gujarat Lions whimpered rather than roared in their final Indian Premier League match on Saturday, producing the worst collapse in the competition’s history, before David Warner and Vijay Shankar clubbed Sunrisers Hyderabad into the play-offs.The Lions will make way next season when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are readmitted to the tournament following two-year suspensions.Gujarat will sadly be remembered for the wrong reasons, having crashed from 111 without loss to 154 all out at Green Park.Sunrisers skipper Warner strolled through the subsequent run chase, such as it was, with 69 not out off 52 balls faced, as his team recorded an easy eight-wicket victory, secured with 11 balls remaining in Kanpur.He had a willing ally in Shankar, who notched 63 from 44, both men finding the boundary nine times each, to make sure of a spot in the top four.Having been put in to bat, Dwayne Smith (54) and Ishan Kishan (61) added rapid runs for Gujarat early on, before the former departed lbw attempting to pull Rashid Khan (3-34).The loss of Ishan, who top-edged Mohammed Siraj (4-32) to wicket-keeper Naman Ojha, two overs later sparked a landmark calamity for the home team.Big guns Suresh Raina (2), Dinesh Karthik (0) and Aaron Finch (2) all followed in quick succession, as Gujarat slumped from 111-1 to 123-5 in the space of just seven balls.Ravindra Jadeja (20 not out) provided some token resistance and remained unbeaten at the crease, but saw potential partners come and go with barely a pause.Pradeep Sangwan, Ankit Soni and Munaf Patel all made ducks, with James Faulkner (8) and Praveen Kumar (1) faring only slightly better.That underwhelming return left Sunrisers with a simple task, the loss of Shikhar Dhawan (18) and Moises Henriques (4) in one Kumar (2-22) over doing little to delay the inevitable.(Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_imgBy Stephan SookramST AGNES and North Georgetown advanced to the final of the 2019 edition of COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament following yesterday’s semi-final round. Both games ended 2-0 but took vastly different paths at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.In the first semi-final, North Georgetown took the fight to Genesis from the opening whistle, tormenting the opposition ’keeper who was stellar between the uprights in keeping the score line decent.North Georgetown made it no secret that they were shooting for goals by any means necessary, sometimes shooting from half field to break the deadlock.Genesis, on the other hand, had a few tries go wide of the post with their best chance being a loose ball down the flank which was side-footed wide.Jaheim Gillard would break the eventual deadlock in the 28th minute and North Georgetown continued trying the goal.Kevin Burton in the 38th doubled the score line just before the whistle to make North Georgetown the first team into the final.Under the setting sun, however, a battle ensued for the second spot.Tucville went toe-to-toe with St Agnes, quite literally, as they traded shot for shot in the opening minutes.And while there was no shortage of shots, there were no goals as both goalkeepers kept their sides in the game.The first half and then regulation time ended with no goals scored and the tournament went into the extra time.Eventually, Shane Darlymple (40+3) and Celon London (40+8) put the game out of the reach of favourites Tucville.Earlier in the day, in the 13-16 category, St Stephen won via walkover from Craig while Enterprise won via walkover from UitvlugtIn the 9-12 division, Mae’s went down to St Ambrose 1-2 with Elijah Bynoe scoring for the losers and LeAndre Carr 35th and 38th scoring twice for the winners.Redeemer were 3-1 winners over Marian Academy thanks to Nickolas Watts’ hat-trick of goals in the 10th, 12th and 38th while Emanuel Francois scored for the losers.Soesdyke 2 needed extra time to beat Timehri 2-1 in the 5-8 playoff with Shaquille Caleb in the 17th and 40+6 being the hero while Nyron Barrow (36th) scored for Soesdyke.St Pius also beat West Ruimveldt 2-1 with Jamal Fraser scoring in the 40th and 40+2 despite Cleon LaRose scoring in the 39th.The final will take place next weekend.last_img read more

first_imgHeading into the 83rd meeting between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA, the focus of the game was mainly on the Trojans and interim head coach Ed Orgeron, with many viewing the game as Orgeron’s opportunity to firmly announce himself as the frontrunner to take over as USC’s permanent head coach after the season’s end.By game’s end, however, the spotlight had undoubtedly shifted to UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, who turned in a star’s performance in the Bruins’ 35-14 victory, their second straight win over the Trojans and first win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1997.Hundley finished the game with 18 completions on 27 attempts for 208 yards passing, but the redshirt sophomore did most of his damage with his legs, rushing for 80 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns.“He’s a great playmaker,” redshirt senior outside linebacker Devon Kennard said. “We had a great gameplan, but I think it comes down to us missing tackles, and we didn’t execute as well as we can. The coaches put us in a great position. Part of it is him being as good of an athlete as he is, and part of it is us not making the plays we could have made.”UCLA struck first midway through the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run by linebacker/running back Myles Jack, and extended its lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes. The early deficit proved to be too much for the Trojans to overcome.“We started fast on defense, but we weren’t able to convert that to offense,” Orgeron said. “We didn’t move the chains. We felt we got behind a little bit. We played well in spurts, but the sacks really hurt us.”The UCLA pass rush, led by outside linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive end Cassius Marsh, took advantage of a depleted USC offensive line after junior center Marcus Martin and redshirt junior offensive guard Aundrey Walker left the game in the first half with injuries. Martin suffered what was described as a serious knee injury, and Orgeron reported after the game that Walker had a broken ankle.Barr and Marsh each finished the game with two sacks, and the Bruins had six overall.“They did a good job rushing. When you have guys like that who are that big and strong, you’re gonna take some hits,” redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler said. “Obviously it’s never good when you lose two offensive linemen in the same game. It didn’t change [the playcalling] much. We just didn’t execute.”Kessler completed 17 out of his 28 pass attempts and threw for 174 yards and one touchdown, but also lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter that ended what little hope remained for the Trojans to come back.After UCLA scored on its first drive of the second half and extended the lead to 21-7, USC responded with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kessler to redshirt junior tight end Xavier Grimble, and the momentum appeared to be swinging the Trojans’ way.Immediately following the touchdown, however, USC gave up a 46-yard kickoff return by UCLA return man Ishmael Adams that gave the Bruins good starting field position and led to a 5-yard touchdown run by Hundley. The kickoff return was just one of USC’s many poor plays by the special teams unit, including it the punting game. Redshirt sophomore punter Kris Albarado struggled to punt the ball deep into UCLA territory and allowed the Bruins to have good field position for most of the game.“We knew Ishmael was really good, and we’ve faced some really good kick returners [this year] and we’ve stopped them. Tonight we didn’t,” Orgeron said. “We had a couple of bad punts. We need to correct it and open up the competition. In the past eight weeks, special teams have been lights out. Tonight was not their best game, but overall their body of work was pretty good.”USC had a chance to cut into UCLA’s lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans’ drive was squandered when redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen fumbled at the Bruins’ 20-yardline with 13:36 remaining. Allen finished the game with 123 rushing yards on 20 carries and one touchdown, his 11th score in his last five games.USC’s next two drives ended in a punt and another fumble, this one by Kessler, and UCLA was able to clinch the victory on running back Paul Perkins’ 8-yard touchdown run with under four minutes remaining, making the final score 35-14.“I’m disappointed, but when think about the overall view and the expectations, I can’t really be that upset,” junior wide receiver Marqise Lee said. “Obviously I’m upset. We wanted to get this win against UCLA. Overall, I’m just grateful that we actually made it this far and got the opportunity to make it to a bowl game.”Amid questions about his NFL Draft decision, Lee insisted that he would wait until after the team’s bowl game to make up his mind and would not speculate on what his decision might end up being. In a similar fashion, Orgeron declined to speculate on what his future with the program might be.“Obviously we are disappointed, especially when you don’t beat UCLA and Notre Dame—that is what a head coach of USC is supposed to do,” Orgeron said. “What the future holds, we don’t know, but I do know this—this group of young men and coaches will always be in my heart. They have grown as a team, and I’m proud of them. Regardless of the situation, we’re Trojans, and we’re going to fight.” Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbelast_img read more

first_imgFrontliners Forum 2015 empowers helloworld consultantshelloworld’s commitment to driving leadership, growth and excellence has paid off at the helloworld Frontliners Forum 2015 with strong agent and supplier support for the theme of leadership, networking, learning and professional development.A record 505 delegates made the most of a jam-packed weekend with informative sessions, workshops, presentations and business updates. Frontliners culminated with the Gala Awards Dinner which acknowledged high achievers across the helloworld network. Winners across the Branded and Associate networks are:BRANDEDHero Award – Andy Barton, helloworld Surrey Hills VIC & Rhonda Sunderland, helloworld TorontoSpecial Recognition Award – Sarah Anne Bignall, helloworld Belmont WARookie of the Year – Stephanie Laucht, helloworld Scone NSWConsultant Team Spirit Award – Kelsey Farmer, helloworld Ellenbrook WAConsultant Pursuit of Knowledge Award – Renee Lambert, helloworld Thornton NSWTop Revenue – Jayne Walsh, helloworld Darwin NTASSOCIATE:Associate Recognition Award – Nicholas Dann, Cruise Travel Centre NSWAssociate Customer Service Hero Award – Clare O’Neill, Phil Hoffmann Travel SAAssociate Top Sales Award – Angela Kaluzyn, Skilled Travel NSWAssociate Rising Star Award – Libby Mullavey, Temora Travel NSW“A huge congratulations to all our award winners and high achievers. You were up against some very high calibre competition and deserve your success,” helloworld CEO Elizabeth Gaines said.“In just 12 months from launch our brand awareness has more than tripled amongst our target audience with more than 1 in 3 knowing who we are and what we stand for and much of that is due to the work of our frontline consultants in successfully showcasing the helloworld advantage.”“Frontliners is our opportunity to update our consultants on our investment in future-proofing them through technology, training, product and profile to help them continue to deliver excellent customer service and boost productivity. The Helloworld vision is Creating the future of travel with each journey and we continue to deliver innovations to help our consultants shine.”Frontliners is also a chance to celebrate our partnerships with the very best in the business and to reinforce with our consultants the many benefits that flow from their support of our preferred suppliers.”Among the initiatives launched at Frontliners:in-App Booking commission: helloworld consultants will now earn commission on a majority of flight, hotel and car hire bookings made via the helloworld iOS and Android app.helloworld scholarSHIP: Created in partnership with CLIA, the “new to cruise” six month modular program will boost our consultants’ capacity to tap into this rapidly expanding market.helloworld business technology: helloworld’s proprietary platform delivers rich content, multiple quotes, itineraries, transparent commissions and integrated travel planning via a single system.David Padman, Head of Associate and Affiliate Networks updated delegates on the significant progress across the network in entrenching a leadership position while Julie Primmer, Head of Branded Network provided analysis of the rapidly changing consumer landscape and the strategies which helloworld is deploying to harness the opportunities. helloworldSource = helloworldlast_img read more