first_imgBatesville, IN—The Batesville Area Arts Council has issued a Call For Artists for downtown projects.  Our Town Batesville Public Art is seeking qualified artists to design and create exterior art projects for a series of locations in downtown Batesville.The deadline to apply is March 30 with a scheduled completion date in Fall 2020. The artwork will enhance the overall character and atmosphere of the downtown core and support a welcoming environment. Local, regional and national artists and designers are invited to submit design ideas. To learn more about BAAC and the Call, click here.last_img read more


first_imgBRITISH distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil.The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds.“This is it. All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” said the double Olympic champion.Elsewhere, Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith came fifth in a 100m race won by Olympic champion Elaine Thompson.Farah took his sixth World Championship gold in London earlier this month – to go with two silvers – and also has four Olympic titles.Neither his narrow failure to complete another 5,000m and 10,000m world title double in London nor the leak of an interim report from an anti-doping investigation into his American coach Alberto Salazar had dampened the Birmingham crowd’s enthusiasm for this send-off.Farah – who has won more world-level track gold medals than any other British athlete in history – was roared to victory by a raucous crowd, who had to be reminded to save their cheers as the athletes prepared for the gun.He said on Friday that his UK track farewell would be more “celebratory” than the frenzied and, at times, physical contests from which he took 10,000m gold and 5,000m silver in London and so it proved.Adel Mechaal, who finished just off a podium place in the world 1500m final 10 days ago, pushed to overtake Farah down the back straight in Birmingham. But just as at the Diamond League meeting in London earlier this year, the Spaniard was left trailing by Farah’s formidable kick for home.The Briton’s time was well short of the 7:32.76 he clocked at the same event last year to break Dave Moorcroft’s national record.Farah for Tokyo 2020?After a lap of honour in the rain, Farah denied newspaper reports that he had split with coach Barry Fudge, who has overseen his training programme since he distanced himself from Salazar.“Where did you get that from? Barry is still my right-hand man,” he said when asked about his relationship with British Athletics’ head of endurance.Farah went on to add there was a slim chance that he might yet represent Britain at Tokyo 2020.“If I’m the best in the marathon and can compete… it depends,” he said. “I think it is going to take at least two or three marathons to get it right to learn from it. It is not easy.”Farah will race for the final time on the track at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday, 24 August and finish his season at September’s Great North Run.Jamaica’s Thompson back on formAfter an underwhelming fifth place at the recent World Championships, Jamaica’s Olympic champion Thompson returned to form as she vanquished a high-quality field with 100m victory in 10.93 seconds.Britain’s Asher-Smith, who came within 0.07 seconds of a medal in the 200m in London, finished ahead of the Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers – the 200m world champion.That scalp, combined with a season’s best of 11.13 in the heats, will add to a sense of what might have been for the 21-year-old British record holder, whose 2017 was disrupted a broken foot suffered in February.Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, who won 100m and 200m silver in London, finished in a familiar second with a time of 10.97.In the men’s 200m, surprise world champion Ramil Guliyev took victory ahead of American Ameer Webb, with Botswana’s Isaac Makwala fourth and Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake back in fifth.Elsewhere, Kyle Langford finished sixth in the 800m behind winner Nijel Amos, world silver medallist Adam Kszczot and British rival Elliot Giles, while world high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim set a new meeting record and world lead with a winning jump of 2.40m.last_img read more


first_imgDespite playing in a multitude of overtime games this season, Nick Janus and the rest of UW managed to score their first golden goal.[/media-credit]Despite suffering six tough losses off of game-winning goals in the final minutes of games this season, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team could finally celebrate a thrilling finish of their own Wednesday after defeating University of Illinois Chicago 1-0 in overtime.Freshman midfielder Joey Tennyson rifled a shot past the UIC goalkeeper and into the right corner of the net in the 95th minute to propel the Badgers (3-12-2, 0-4-1 Big Ten) to their second win in three games.“It’s great,” said defensive midfielder Paul Yonga, who had the game-winning assist for UW. “UIC had been in three overtimes their last three games, and they won them all, so to come here and win our first overtime game, it’s amazing. It’s a totally different feeling than it was when we were losing. It’s indescribable how good it feels.”After clutch tackles from defender Luke Goodnetter and forward Danny Ahlering, Yonga recovered possession for UW on the left side of Wisconsin’s attacking third, and got free with a give-and-go with Colin Mani, then played a through ball to the streaking Tennyson for the finish.“Danny Ahlering, the little tackle he makes is what springs this last little attack,” head coach John Trask said. “He lays his body down for the good of the team. Guys are putting their bodies out there; that’s all we can ask.”However, it was freshman goalkeeper Max Jentsch and Wisconsin’s defensive unit that made a goal saving clear on the goal to extend the game.Jentsch diverted a NIU striker on a fast break toward the goal by forcing him wide and diving onto the ball, but the ball squirted free, and it appeared the Flames had a clear shot for the score. However, the reliable defense of Kyle McCrudden and Arnel Zahirovic submerged on the ball and cleared it away from the trouble.“You can’t really ask for anything more,” Tennyson said. “If you make a mistake and your defense can cover for you, it’s good to know that the team is there to back you up.”In the Badgers’ past three games, they have earned two victories and allowed only one goal. The team has not accomplished this feat at any other point this season.Trask highlighted the defense as a strong point for the team and a major reason the team has elevated their game and results in the past three games.“[UIC’s] got three or four pretty special attacking players and I thought we did a pretty good job tonight. Are they of the same quality of some of the guys in the Big Ten? I don’t know, but even Ohio State didn’t create much against us, so we’re getting that edge back instead of playing those 4-3 games, which were very difficult.”While the Badgers played solid defensively, increasing offensive opportunities and urgency to score will be a key factor the team will need to improve upon heading into Senior Night against Penn State Saturday and the Big Ten Tournament next week.“I think we could just move the ball a little bit faster. Sometimes we dwell on the ball and the movement gets a little slow, which helps the defense recover a little bit, so if we move the ball a little bit quicker and get the defense a little tired, then we can find those balls up to Princy who can lay it off to Nick Janus, and then we can move and score through that way.”Trask added this victory was just another small step in the right direction that the team has consistently been able to make all season.“It’s huge,” Trask said. “We keep moving. I told the guys we keep inching this thing forward; we wish we could gain a foot or a yard real quick. This is going to help us with confidence going into Penn State and then obviously the Big Ten Tournament. With Penn State, it’s a whole different test than we had tonight. Congrats to the guys for getting a shut out.”last_img read more