first_imgEvansville Mater Dei won The Class 1A Girls Soccer Regionals at Forest Park. Cathedral won The 2A Girls Soccer Regionals at New Palestine. Providence won The Class 1A Boys Soccer Regionals at Providence. Cardinal Ritter won The 2A Boys Regionals at Greensburg.2018-19-ihsaa-class-1a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-2a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-3a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-1a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-2a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-3a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championshiplast_img read more

first_imgGLYNDON, Minn. – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on the final night of the season at Buffalo River Race Park. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded for Fargo Tractor IMCA Spectacular presented by Performance Auto shows on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14.Modifieds chase a $750 top check on Saturday and earn a minimum of $100 by starting the main event both days. The Sunday feature is a qualifying event for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods vie for $300 to win on Saturday and for $500 on Sunday. There is no entry fee; car and driver is $30. Contingency awards will include a $300 gift card from Velocita; two containment kits, each valued at $400, from The Joie of Seating; two shock rebuilds from Bob Harris Enterprises; mud plugs from Dirt Defender; and three $150 gas cards for the highest finishing long tow drivers from Petro Truck Stops. To be announced are contingencies from a number of IMCA marketing partners, among them AERO Race Wheels, BSB Manufacturing and Victory Chassis. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under. Pit passes are $30.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 6 p.m. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock drivers can race with local pure stocks in a $500 to win, minimum $100 to start main event Sunday at Glyndon. More information is available on Facebook and the track website, www.buffaloriverracing.com.last_img read more

first_imgBatesville, IN—On Tuesday afternoon the Batesville Police Department and the Batesville Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 129 for a two-vehicle crash. During the initial investigation by officers, they determined that an SUV driven by Carleen Weiler, 69, of Batesville was starting to turn left onto State Road 46 while the traffic light was red.  A van driven by Ethan Eckstein, 24, of Brookville, was traveling westbound on State Road 46 and collided with Weiler’s SUV. Both drivers were transported to Margaret Mary Heath for non-life-threatening injuries.  There were passengers in both vehicles who were both uninjured.last_img read more

first_imgWest Ham have had a bid for Leeds striker Ross McCormack rejected by the Sky Bet Championship club. Press Association A statement on www.leedsunited.com read: “Leeds United have rejected an offer from West Ham United for striker Ross McCormack. “The London club made an offer for the player on Friday afternoon which was rejected by the club’s board.” center_img Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has been looking to bring in reinforcements during the January transfer window to aid his side’s fight against relegation from the Barclays Premier League. However, an offer for McCormack has been rebuffed, Leeds announced on Friday night. last_img read more

first_imgORRINGTON — The Orrington Recreation Department will sponsor a Dutch Soccer Academy camp at Center Drive School starting Monday, Aug. 7, and concluding Aug. 11.The camp is open to hold players entering grades 1-8. The camp runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 1-4 and 5-7 p.m. for grades 5-8.Founded back in 1997, the Dutch Soccer Academy draws inspiration from lessons taught by the Royal Dutch Soccer Association in the Netherlands. Lessons are taught by professional coaches from around the world and serve to aid community soccer programs.An additional camp will be held Aug 14-18 in Rockland. To register for either camp, go to www.DutchSoccerAcademy.com.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_imgHome-based Plateau United safe hands, Dele Ajiboye, Elderson Echiejile and Oghenekaro Etebor were the other players who received the contingent from Abuja.Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye confirmed to THISDAY last night that those expected to hit camp Tuesday for a full house include; Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses of Chelsea, Ola Aina (Hull), Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes, France) Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey) and Moses Simon (KA Genk, Belgium).Ibitoye also hinted that formal training is not likely to start until in the evening as the Franco-German coach needs the full complement of his wards to begin plotting how to seal the passage to Russia with victory at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on October 7.“We are not going to train in the morning. Those that arrived last night will only do normal light warm up to ease off jet-lag. Full training will hold in the evening training,” stressed the team’s media officer who also arrived Uyo yesterday.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, is unfazed by threats from the Zambians to put spanners in Nigeria’s smooth drive to grabbing the lone Group B ticket to Russia.Salisu admits he knows the match will be a very tough one but the Super Eagles are clearly up to the task of carrying the day.“We want to win but it’s going to be a very difficult match for the Eagles but I am very confident we will win.“It’s going to be a tough game because the Zambians had fantastic results coming into this game as they beat Algeria back-to-back. Their confidence level is definitely very high now.“The game is a big motivation for them (Zambia) because they know what a win means and they are going to come out with everything they have got because they know this is like a final for them.“The Super Eagles are well motivated because everybody wants to play at the World Cup. We need to work very hard to beat them and I am optimistic and confident we can do it,” Salisu stressed with confidence.The Zambians who are trailing Nigeria with three points began final preparations for the showdown in Uyo on Saturday with serious training at the Marcel Dessaily Sports Complex in East Legon, Accra under the watchful eyes of coach Wedson Nyirenda and his assistants.Nigeria is leading the Group B on ten points with Zambia in second spot with seven points. Both Algeria and Cameroon have lost out of contention for the qualification to Russia 2018. A win on Saturday by Eagles will hand Nigeria the ticket. Nigeria’s last game in the qualifier is away to Algeria while the Zambians will be home to Cameroon in Lusaka.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram BATTLE OF UYODuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles countdown to Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia’s Chipolopolo began last night with 15 players arriving the team’s camp at the Le’Meridien Ibom Hotel and Resort in Uyo.Nine players led by skipper John Mikel Obi joined Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on the flight from Abuja to Uyo to meet the six early birds that included Hapoel Beer Sheva duo of Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu.last_img read more

first_img Published on January 9, 2013 at 11:34 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Scott Shafer has been officially named Syracuse’s next head coach, SU Athletics announced in a press release Wednesday.Shafer, who spent the last four season as the Orange’s defensive coordinator, replaces Doug Marrone, who left to be the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Shafer’s promotion brings stability to the program as it heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.“I look forward to representing the hard-nosed city of Syracuse and the great state of New York as the head coach of Syracuse University,” Shafer said. “We will go to work every day to put a quality product on the field as we storm our way into the Atlantic Coast Conference. We are very motivated to start preparing for the 2013 campaign with our current team and incoming student-athletes.”Shafer will be introduced as head coach in a press conference Friday at 12:30 p.m.Shafer came to Syracuse in 2009 after spending a season as Michigan’s defensive coordinator, and held the same role at Stanford in 2008.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn his first season with the Orange, Syracuse’s defense was 37th in the nation after having been 114th in 2008. The 2009 unit was also sixth in sacks, 28th in third-down defense.In 2010, Shafer’s defense was one of the best in the country. The unit ranked as the seventh best in the nation, and helped lead Syracuse to a Pinstripe Bowl win over Kansas State.After SU’s defense struggled last season, it returned to form in 2013. The Orange was sixth in the country in tackles for loss this past season, and allowed only 14 points to an explosive West Virginia offense in the Pinstripe Bowl.Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said in the press release Wednesday that Shafer is well-deserving of the chance to take over as the Orange’s head coach.“Scott Shafer is an experienced, intelligent, motivating coach who has dedicated his life to coaching and developing college student-athletes,” Gross said in the statement. “I can’t think of a coach in America who is more deserving of having an opportunity to be a head coach. His commitment to developing the total student-athlete is unmatched. We have all seen the attitude of his defense which consists of unity, toughness and persistence.Gross said in an interview on ESPN CNY radio Monday that he wanted to move quickly in finding a new head coach, and also said that Shafer and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett would receive strong consideration. Hackett is reportedly to join Marrone as the Bills’ offensive coordinator.Gross was also adamant that he wanted to find a head coach who could continue the Orange’s momentum. Promoting Shafer helps do that.Shafer will be faced with selecting both a new defensive and offensive coordinator, as he leaves the defensive spot open and Hackett is joining Marrone with Buffalo.“I know and trust Coach Shafer will enhance the momentum that has been created in the program,” Gross said. “He is a brilliant coach, a tireless worker and a relentless recruiter who believes that we can create a sustainable championship culture. I am convinced Coach Shafer will successfully carry the torch of the Syracuse football legacy.”Shafer has been a defensive coach for 22 years. Before coming to Syracuse, Shafer was the defensive coordinator at Michigan, and held the same role at Stanford in 2007. He also spent time on the coaching staffs at Western Michigan, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Rhode Island and Indiana.In a statement, Marrone praised Shafer and SU’s move to hire him for the job.“He is a person of high integrity who cares about the student-athletes and their development on and off the field,” Marrone said. “Scott has proven his expertise as a defensive coordinator and is ready to lead the program. I wish him all the best as the head coach of the Orange.”At Stanford, Shafer worked under head coach Jim Harbaugh, now the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Shafer’s defense forced five turnovers in a monumental win for the Cardinal over Southern California during his one season.“I am excited about the tremendous opportunity for Coach Shafer and Syracuse University,” Harbaugh said in a statement. Scott is hard working, enthusiastic and of high character. Great things will happen with Shafe. He and his family will continue the rich and great Syracuse tradition.”Richard L. Thompson, chairman of the SU Board of Trustees, said in the press release that Shafer is the right coach to keep the Orange moving forward.“As we continue to strengthen the program, his outstanding abilities, developed over 20 years of coaching, make him the right leader to build on Syracuse Football’s strong momentum in the years ahead,” Thompson said in the statement. “We congratulate Dr. Daryl Gross who undertook a swift, intensive search process that identified the right candidate – while ensuring stability, continuity, and quality in our football program.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgFollowing last week’s 5-2 victory against then-No. 20 Pepperdine, one thing became apparent: The team is dealing with injuries.Freshman Michael Grant was out with a foot injury during practice and both freshman Ray Sarmiento and senior Peter Lucassen complained of pain during their matches.“Staying healthy is the most important thing,” said senior Jaak Poldma. “We can’t have more players get hurt.”The match against the Waves was by far the toughest this season for USC, and according to USC coach Peter Smith, a little wear and tear is to be expected.“It’s all a part of it,” Smith said.Injuries aside, the USC men’s tennis team rides a seven-match winning streak into Seattle this weekend, looking to defend its ITA National Team Indoor Championship title.But the Trojans (7-0) will need all their players healthy if they hope to repeat as champions and extend their impressive start to the season.To prepare for the tournament, Smith emphasized the importance of gaining momentum from the start and preparing for the specific style of indoor tennis.“We’ve got to get quick points,” Smith said. “We need to work on coming in and facing guys. Indoor tennis is a lot faster than outdoor [because] you don’t have to deal with the elements.”In last year’s competition, USC beat Yale 7-0 to take the crown, and junior Steve Johnson defeated the Bulldogs’ Marc Powers 7-6, 6-4 to claim the singles championship.Junior Daniel Nguyen also had an impressive win at the No. 5 singles spot against Daniel Hoffman 6-2, 6-1 that would seal USC’s team victory.So far this season, doubles play has been an undeniable sore spot, and the team knows that it must improve if it wants to continue its success.“We need to focus on doubles,” Nguyen said. “We need to work on matches, drills, and work hard each day.”Traveling to Seattle are: Johnson, Nguyen, Poldma, Sarmiento, freshman Emilio Gomez, sophomore J.T. Sundling and freshman Corey Smith. Lucassen will stay back in Los Angeles due to a foot injury.Though USC is a favorite going into the tournament, it will not be easy to repeat. This will be a good test of endurance under extended play, especially for those among the roster who are younger and less experienced.First up for USC is a match against No. 15 Duke today at 12 p.m.In their matchup last March, the Blue Devils served the Trojans their second loss of the season. Besides Dylan Arnould, Duke is returning its entire roster that beat USC last season.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2019 at 8:40 am Since its season-opening loss to Virginia, Syracuse (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) ripped off three straight wins against nonconference opponents. In the first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off, which will be capped with two games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, SU faces Bucknell (2-3, 0-0 Patriot) as it looks to extend its winning streak to four.Here are our beat writers’ predictions for Saturday’s noon game in the Carrier Dome.Nick Alvarez (4-0)O.K., cool, Hook’em?Syracuse 74, Bucknell 56That Cornell game was way too close late, right? Syracuse pulled away late, but the Big Red more than threatened the Orange off the performance of Jimmy Boeheim. To my knowledge, Bucknell doesn’t have a parental-tie to the 2-3 zone, so the Bisons shouldn’t have a chance here. SU’s best offensive lineup includes Buddy Boeheim, Joe Girard III and Elijah Hughes flying around the court, shooting 3s and they’ll need to be featured heavily to crack the Bison defense. Bucknell allows just 26.7% of its opponents 3s to go in, forcing teams to go inside where they’re weaker. SU has shown a reluctance to score efficiently in the paint if it can generate deep balls off the fast break. Meanwhile, on the other end, Bucknell will look to shoot and break the zone. Expect an up-and-down, run-and-gun contest that Syracuse ultimately dominates.  Michael McCleary (4-0)Horns downSyracuse 77, Bucknell 53AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange have been on something of a hot streak as of late. Since they scored their lowest point total since the end of World War II, Syracuse has faced three teams ranked outside the top-100 in the nation, per KenPom, and they’ve played each team rather well. There are negatives, of course — letting Colgate stick around in the first half, a near second-half collapse against Seattle and a poor-shooting first frame against Jimmy Boeheim’s Cornell squad. But there have been enough positives to think that, eventually, this team will put it all together. Even if it’s for just 40 minutes before SU encounters its toughest nonconference opponent thus far in Oklahoma State. Syracuse’s defense can force tough shots and its offense can shoot a team out of the building, so maybe Bucknell is the opponent that gets the brunt of it all. The Orange will leave for Brooklyn in resounding fashion.Josh Schafer (4-0)BuckwildSyracuse 78 Bucknell 51This is another game where we get to see how Syracuse develops. As we’ve seen when Syracuse played a solid Patriot League opponent in Colgate, Bucknell is a good team in its own league. Unfortunately for the Bison, the Patriot League doesn’t compare to the ACC. With Bucknell often forcing teams inside, expect a big day from Bourama Sidibe or perhaps Marek Dolezaj’s breakout game of 2019 that we’ve been waiting for. There will be games down the road that Syracuse won’t shoot well and needs players down low to contribute as Quincy Guerrier did against Cornell. Against Bucknell, we’ll see a new version of Guerrier. Whether it be Dolezaj, Sidibe, or someone else, the Orange will continue to need that extra boost in scoring. Commentslast_img read more

first_img Published on August 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Though the coronavirus pandemic shut down Syracuse’s campus in March, the $118 million Carrier Dome renovations have continued. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order on March 20 required all nonessential workers to stay home, but construction workers were not included, allowing renovations to the Dome to continue. Syracuse Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala said at a press conference Aug. 7 that renovations remain on track for the Dome to be operational for SU’s football home-opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 26.“I’m very confident,” Sala said. “I’m watching what’s going up, I know when things are supposed to be in town in Syracuse. The workforce is very, very, very dedicated.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe renovations, announced in May 2018, include accessibility measures to comply with guidelines from the Americans with Disabilities Act, improved WiFi and a four-sided video board in the stadium’s center. While other universities’ recent stadium renovations have focused on increasing capacity, SU was able to modernize in different areas because the Dome already seats nearly 50,000 people. The main priority ahead of the football opener is ensuring upgrades to the field’s surface are completed. The track surface, which goes under the field turf, was in “pretty rough shape,” Sala said. Much of that has now been stripped away and is set to be levelled, with installation occurring in the last week of the project, Sala said. The field upgrades are different from that of the University of Maine’s Alfond Stadium. The university plans to replace its 12-year-old turf field. Field turfs typically last eight to 15 years, but heavy usage can also shorten their lifespan, Maine athletic director Ken Ralph said. SU has not announced plans to replace the top layer of turf, though Sala said there’s a few spots they would repair. Repairs may be necessary in the near future, since football and both lacrosse teams use the field turf. The Carrier Dome renovations will include compliance with guidelines from the American with Disabilities Act, improved WiFi, and a four-sided video board in the center of the stadium. Will Fudge | Staff PhotographerThe Dome upgrades are similar to other schools in terms of air conditioning, however. Arizona State’s renovations to Sun Devil Stadium in 2019 featured additional air conditioning, while the University of Florida added air conditioning to its practice facility in 2015. For 40 years, fans have pointed out the irony of the Dome not having a cooling system despite having naming rights from air conditioning company Carrier. SU was able to get “the best of the best” contractors and workers to install the system, Sala said.  Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The installation was ahead of schedule as of Aug. 7, with about 80% of the work done. The progress will allow some sections to be air conditioned as early as this fall, Sala said. Previously, the air conditioning units were not expected to be operational until May 2021. Because the building was originally designed to have air conditioning, installing fans, coils and other equipment was straightforward, Sala said. The air filtration units have been upgraded to meet the requirements and help combat COVID-19.“We have an incredible capability to roll the air over the building multiple times an hour,” Sala said. One of the most noticeable upgrades will be the four-sided, 62.5-by-20 foot video board directly below the new roof. Four additional 20-by-10 foot boards will also be added into the four corners of the Dome. The main video board will be equipped with enhanced lighting and sound capabilities, which have been pre-aimed and wired, allowing construction to stay on schedule.  But before the video boards, sound and lighting systems can be installed, work on the roof must be completed to make the Dome “watertight,” since that equipment can’t get wet, Sala said. Paneling and completion of the new roof would be happening “pretty quickly here in the next couple of weeks,” he said Aug. 7.Similar to 2019 upgrades at Iowa, BYU and Old Dominion’s football stadiums, the Dome will feature new concession stands and restrooms. While the renovations are nearing completion, it’s still unclear when Syracuse fans will be able to experience the upgrades firsthand. Gov. Cuomo announced in July that fans would be prohibited from college sporting events this fall, though Director of Athletics John Wildhack said SU would seek “further clarification” on the order. Editor’s Note: All Carrier Dome renovation updates are current as of Pete Sala’s Aug. 7 press conference. Sala was not made available for an interview for this story.last_img read more