first_imgI read an interesting article in the Lawrenceburg Register about the Lawrenceburg Tigers and the North Decatur Chargers sharing practice time for the upcoming football season.  By following the rules set down by the IHSAA, if you call your practices a football “camp”, you can invite other teams to these practices.  The Tigers and the Chargers practiced 3 times a day.  This gave both schools’ athletes a change to practice their skills against another squad instead of beating up on their own team members.There are professional football camps, but these are quite expensive.  Ryan Knigga and Steve Stirn, the coaches of the Tigers and Chargers, talked to each other about doing this at a coaching conference held earlier in the year.  It just made sense that working together they could accomplish some of the same goals.  By sharing expenses, it cost very little for each school to participate.The camp was held on Tuesday – Friday.  South Dearborn and Oldenburg Academy participated one of those days.  They took part in some 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills.  Just like basketball, the football programs now can simulate games during the off season.last_img read more


first_imgBoth of Syracuse’s (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) starting cornerbacks, Christopher Fredrick and Scoop Bradshaw, left Saturday’s win over North Carolina with injuries. Fredrick left the game with an apparent leg injury after defending a deep pass in the first quarter. After the game, SU head coach Dino Babers said that Fredrick has a sprained ankle. He did not return to the game Saturday but should be back, Babers said.Early in the second overtime, Bradshaw left the game hurt, favoring his left arm. Trainers appeared to attend to his wrist. Babers did not provide a specific update on Bradshaw’s injury post game.“I didn’t check with Scoop,” Babers said, “I’m not sure with Scoop.”In replacement of Fredrick, Syracuse went to 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound redshirt freshman Ifeatu Melifonwu at cornerback. Melifonwu, lined up against Anthony Ratliff-Williams, UNC’s No. 1 wide receiver, finished with four pass breakups, including one in single coverage on a post down the left sideline. He also had a five-yard tackle for loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just knew I was on the boundary, on No. 17, which is their main receiver,” Melifonwu said. “I just thought every time they’re going to try to get the ball to him.”“I saw like three PBUs,” Babers said, “which is really good. He has long arms, he can stay close to people and I was really proud with the way he played.”Syracuse hosts No. 16 North Carolina State in the Carrier Dome in one week. Comments Published on October 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_img A birdie-three on the 17th hole provided the key to Mark Willis winning the Fullers London Pride Gold Medal in the closest finish in the history of the 17-year history of the popular event for club golfers. It help the 34 year old from the Kendleshire club in Bristol to return 34 Stableford points over the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa for an aggregate of 70. That left him tied with playing partner Aiden Tanner from Norwich, who also signed for 34. So a card countback was needed to decide the winner. Both scored 15 points on the back nine, both recorded ten over the back six, but Willis’ birdie at 17 helped give him eight points over the back three compared to Tanner’s seven. It couldn’t have been closer and Willis even managed to get up-and-down from behind a bunker then sink a 15-foot putt on the last hole to save par or the first prize would have slipped away. “That was the longest putt I’d holed all day,” said Willis. “But I’m very surprised but proud to have won. I’m surprised because my game has not been good coming into the event so I didn’t think I’d be in the hunt. “But I think the course and the wind helped me as it made conditions difficult for everyone else. My putter was cold all weekend but it came good when I needed it.” Compared to the first day, conditions improved with a lot of sunshine but the wind gradually increased to be quite strong towards the end, a factor reflected in the scoring. Tanner, the 16 year old from the Costessey Park club, was naturally disappointed but he was disappointed by his form over the back nine. “I messed up on the back nine but Mark played well and deserved to win.” Third place was also decided on countback, Rob Sims from Bulbury Woods in Dorset edging out overnight leader Justin Brassell after both finished with 69 points. Sims, 60 year old warehouseman from Corfe Mullen, recorded 36 points in his second round to Brassell’s 32 and said: “The putts went in today. But I also drove the ball well and my plan was to play for position and I only found two bunkers.” The nine-handicapper had four birdies on his card but was annoyed to not score on the final hole. 18 Aug 2013 Crucial birdie tips the balance in Willis’s favour last_img read more