James Eugene Couch

first_imgJames Eugene Couch, 54 of Patriot passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.  James was born March 13, 1963 in Batesville the son of Eugene and Betty June (Elza) Couch.  He had worked as a mechanic for Jim’s Auto Body in Aurora.  His passion was racing automobiles.He is survived by son James Robert (Ashley Marie) Couch of Patriot, daughter Amanda Couch of Madison, brothers Bobby, Shane, and John Couch and sister Paula (Ronald) Gee, grandchildren Shawn Scott, Alex Almaraz and Makayla Middleton.Services will be at the convenience of the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Two meteor showers to watch for this week

first_imgStatewide—Two meteor showers will peak on consecutive nights this week, including one known for bringing incredibly bright meteors known as fireballs.The first is Draconid meteor shower, which will peak on Tuesday, Oct. 8 into Wednesday., Oct. 9.The Draconids are considered a minor meteor shower with only around 10 meteors per hour but, on occasion, can fill the sky with hundreds of meteors. In 2018 observers in Europe counted over 140 meteors per hour.  An outburst like this is not expected in 2019. However, the Draconids are notorious for being unpredictable, so there is still a chance for a burst for an hour or two with much higher rates,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said.Unlike most meteor showers that are best viewed during the second half of the night, the Draconids come in greatest numbers before midnight.Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon.Immediately following the Draconids will be the Southern Taurids, the second meteor shower to peak in as many nights. It will peak Wednesday, Oct. 9 into Thursday, Oct. 10.Similar to the Draconids, the Southern Taurids are a minor shower with fewer than 10 meteors per hour, but don’t let the slim numbers discourage you. They are described as rich fireballsFireballs are meteors that appear incredibly bright as they streak through the sky. They can be so bright that they can cast shadows on the ground for several seconds.last_img read more

Cardiff still want Solskjaer

first_imgCardiff still hope to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new manager, despite reports the former Manchester United forward has turned down the Welsh club. Solskjaer, in charge of Norwegian club Molde, was instantly installed as favourite to take over at Cardiff City Stadium when Malky Mackay was sacked on Friday following a series of disputes with owner Vincent Tan. Chairman Mehmet Dalman has stated he has one candidate in mind and refused to deny he had held discussions with Solskjaer, saying: ” I might have and I might not have”. There have been suggestions Solksjaer has turned down Dalman’s overtures, but Press Association Sport understands Solskjaer has yet to reject the chance to take over in the Welsh capital, and that Dalman hopes the promise of funds to spend in January and assurances regarding the working structure at the club will convince the 40-year-old to make the move to the Premier League. With Dalman’s recruitment hunt ongoing, Mackay’s assistant David Kerslake and first-team coach Joe McBride remain in charge of the Bluebirds for the daunting New Year’s Day trip to leaders Arsenal. Kerslake insists he knows nothing about the ongoing hunt for a new manager, but has called on the club’s fans to get behind the next boss. “The new manager will have to have a big personality,” he said. “They are big boots that Malky has left. But I am sure the owner and the board of directors will select correctly. “It is certainly going to take them into a new direction and the supporters need to get on board and support whatever they do.” Taking a side to the Emirates in the Premier League should rank as one of the biggest days in Kerslake’s career but he admits it will feel slightly surreal as he considers Cardiff to still be Mackay’s side. He said: “I don’t feel it is my side. I am going there and doing the job the club have asked me to do. Of course it is the Premier League, a great stadium and something I am looking forward to.” Cardiff will at least avoid coming up against Aaron Ramsey. The Wales midfielder scored twice in a 3-0 Arsenal win when the sides met in Wales but has been ruled out with a thigh problem. Press Association Not that Kerslake expects it to have an adverse effect on the Gunners. “They could field three teams with world-class individuals so I don’t think that will be any challenge to their manager,” he said. “But we have gone up against top sides before and got a result and we will take a game plan and we will stick to it and we will be okay.” last_img read more

Arrests made in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery after uproar

first_imgThe GBI arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, after they fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery on a residential Georgia street while he was going for a jog back on February 23.After months of no arrests, a cellphone video of the killing was posted online by a Brunswick radio station. This called for a national outcry.The two men will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.The GBI opened an investigation this week after the video was posted online.  Many people believed the killing was a hate crime. The video showed two white men, a father and a son, who pursued a black male in their pickup truck while he was on a jog. The two men told police they believed Arbery was a burglar.last_img read more

DEFY takes fifth at MSI Junior Olympics

first_imgEight-year-old Ella Montgomery set a new Down East Family YMCA swim team record in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 34.98 seconds over the weekend at the Maine Swimming Inc. Junior Olympic championship at Bowdoin College. PHOTO COURTESY MATT MONTGOMERYELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team placed fifth at the Maine Swimming Inc. Junior Olympic championship over the weekend at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.Forty-six swimmers represented DEFY, which was one of 26 teams from across the state that competed in the meet from Thursday to Sunday. All swimmers had to meet qualifying times to compete.The Long Reach Swim Club of the Bath YMCA took first.DEFY’s Kristy Barry, age 12, was the girls’ 11-12 high-point scorer for the meet.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDEFY also broke 11 team records:50-yard butterfly: Ella Montgomery, 8, in 34.98.200-yard backstroke: Kristy Barry, 12, in 2:25.35.200-yard freestyle: Hannah Wood, 16, in 1:58.75.500-yard freestyle: Ava Sealander, 15, in 5:21.07.200-yard breaststroke: Sam Pelletier, 14, in 2:19.28.Age 10 and under girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay: Kiera Springer, Darra O’Connell, Leah MacPherson and Sophia Herrington in 5:16.77.Senior girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay: Hannah Wood, Sidney Hamilton, Ellie Clarke and Ava Sealander in 1:43.84.Senior girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay: Ava Sealander, Sidney Hamilton, Ellie Clarke and Hannah Wood in 3:48.63.Senior girls’ 400-yard medley relay: Hannah Wood, Sidney Hamilton, Ava Sealander, Ellie Clarke in 4:12.07.Senior boys’ 400-yard freestyle: Cooper Holmes, Sam Alvarado, Camden Holmes and Talor Hamilton in 3:16.87.Senior boys’ 400-yard medley relay: Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Maks Grover and Camden Holmes in 3:34.42.last_img read more

Syracuse offense scores nine runs in 18-9 loss to No. 2 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Syracuse entered the bottom of the first inning down 4-0. After Florida State took an early 1-0 lead, SU starter Alexa Romero surrendered a three-run home run to deep right field. SU looked outmatched early against the No. 2 team in the country.But SU responded. Five hits, a walk and a wild pitch tied the game at four. The Orange would keep competing even when falling behind by large deficits.“We were seeing the ball well today,” Orange first baseman Sydney O’Hara said.Syracuse (19-13, 3-7 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 2 Florida State (36-1-1, 16-0), 18-9 on Saturday afternoon, as the Seminoles blasted five home runs. But despite the lopsided score, SU’s offense showed reasons for optimism. The nine runs were tied for the third-most in a game this year, and they came on a season-high 15 hits.“If we would’ve said we’d score nine runs,” head coach Mike Bosch said, “We would’ve probably signed up for that and thought we’d have a great chance to win.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFSU’s starter, Meghan King, had given up just 15 runs all season and no other team has registered more than seven hits against her. The redshirt sophomore entered this Saturday’s game with a 0.75 ERA and a record of 16-0. Florida State, as a team, has 19 shutouts in 38 games.Sammy Fernandez led off the bottom of the first with a line drive to left field and then Alicia Hansen singled by beating out the throw on a three-foot dribbler. After a wild pitch, a Sydney O’Hara single, a walk and Rachel Burkhardt single, Hannah Dossett ripped a two-run double to tie the game at four with runners on second and third. The inning ended with the two runners stranded, but Syracuse bounced back.A few relatively uneventful innings ended when SU took a beating in the fourth.The Seminoles put up seven runs in the frame, and again, hope looked lost.But the Orange continued to rack up runs.Alyssa Dewes, who has struggled all season, doubled on a line drive to deep center field. After Fernandez advanced Dewes on a groundout, Hansen drove Dewes in on a single. O’Hara followed Hansen by hitting a single to deep right field, but when the right fielder, Carsyn Gordon, tried to field the ball, it bounced off of her leg for an error. O’Hara advanced to third on the error and Hansen scored.With O’Hara on third, Faith Cain reached first on another FSU error, and O’Hara came in to score. Still with only one out, SU quickly scored three runs and had a runner on base. After a Bryce Holmgren walk and a Rachel Burkhardt strikeout, Dossett reached on a fielder’s choice, but a botched catch sent Cain home. But Cain was thrown out by a mile to end the inning at 12-7, leaving two runners on base and nearing the top of the lineup.FSU added two more runs in the fifth, but couldn’t separate from the Orange. In the bottom of the fifth Hansen sent a ball deep to center field. FSU’s center fielder, Morgan Klaevemann climbed the wall to make a catch, but Hansen’s ball was too far, landing just in front of the Seminole team bus.The sophomore rounded the bases, arms out, mimicking an airplane. The team ran out to greet her at home plate, all players bouncing up and down. There was still life in the game.“I don’t hit a lot of home runs,” Hansen said, “so I just did what came to mind.”Florida State left two runners on base in the sixth, and faced a dangerous SU lineup. After two easy outs, the Orange put two runners on. Dewes, who hit well earlier in the game, struck out on three straight pitches, leaving two runners on. SU abandoned ten runners on base Saturday.FSU capitalized in the seventh, scoring four more runs, including the team’s fifth home run. SU’s bats fell short in the seventh, falling 18-9.“An opportunity lost,” Bosch said. “An opportunity to have a big win.” Commentslast_img read more

Rumpel and Badgers tame Seawolves, sit above .500

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team entered the rink Saturday night looking for its second WCHA sweep of the season after winning 4-0 Friday against Alaska-Anchorage.They had to work for it, but the Badgers accomplished what they wanted at the Kohl Center.In a 3-2 game, the highlight reel play of the night was also the most important goal of the game. Tied at 2-2 with just over four minutes to play in regulation, UW center Mark Zengerle found teammate Joseph LaBate at center ice, who proceeded to pass the puck to Justin Schultz flying down the right wing.It looked as if Schultz would take the puck all the way to the net, but instead dumped it off at the last second for LaBate, who was crashing hard to the net and put it away for the game-winning goal.The win put the Badgers (11-10-2, 6-9-2) two games above .500 for the first time all season and added to a season-best stretch of five wins in their last six games.“We hope [the winning streak] helps us mature as a team,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “One of the things that we felt was frustrating after the first period tonight, we didn’t come out and play nearly as hard or as effective as we needed to, which was disappointing.”Apart from the exciting game winner, most of the game’s entertainment was contained to a three minute and 15 second span in the second period when both teams exploded.UAA got the scoring barrage started, earning its first lead of the series with a goal from Austin Coldwell just over three minutes into the period. The Badgers answered immediately with a goal just 16 seconds later from Tyler Barnes and a goal from Derek Lee a little more than a minute after Barnes’ quick response. But UAA wasn’t about to go away, getting a game-tying goal from Curtis Leinweber less than two minutes after the Badgers took the lead, tying the game at 2-2.“The nice thing about that part of the game, it got the crowd into it and there was some energy back in the building again,” Eaves said. “Then it was a couple of heavyweights throwing punches at each other trying to find a weak spot and take over.”Game one Friday night marked a historical stretch of play by Rumpel and the resurgence of an offense that had been shut out 3-0 in its previous game against Minnesota State.Winning 4-0 in front of more than 10,000 fans who braved Friday’s snow storm, the Badgers scored once in the first period, twice in the second and recorded one final tally in the third period as Rumpel put the finishing touch on his second shutout in three games. Friday’s game marked the first time a rookie Badger goaltender has had multiple shutouts since the 1980-81 campaign when Terry Kleisinger accomplished the feat.“He looks a lot more confident [than at the beginning of the season] for sure… He was doing great before break for us, and ever since break he’s been locking the door for us,” Zengerle said.Despite the wide margin of victory for Wisconsin, the game had a relatively uneventful feel, as a back and forth pace dominated much of the action. The first penalty of the contest didn’t even occur until the second period as there were a total of just four power plays in the entire game.“The first period seemed… very methodical, but that’s not the level of energy we need to play with,” Eaves said. “We said to the boys, ‘You know fellas you battle so much harder against each other all week and then you come out in the game and they want to do things right,’ but there has got to be that level of compete and energy.”Zengerle, who had his 20-game point streak halted last weekend, broke the monotonous tempo with his tenth goal of the season midway through the first period to put Wisconsin up 1-0. Zengerle also went on to score his team-leading 34th, 35th and 36th points of the season.“[Zengerle] is playing to his strengths and his strengths are his ability to see the ice, and he really has the innate ability to know what he is going to do before he gets the puck on his stick,” Eaves said. “That’s what good offensive players do.”All-American Justin Schultz, who had been held scoreless in three consecutive contests, complemented Zengerle by collecting three points of his own including the Badgers’ final goal and assists on the goal by Zengerle and a second-period score by Jake McCabe.“I think those guys like Mark [Zengerle] and Justin [Schultz], they know they are going to be back on the score sheet,” Eaves said. “It is part of who they are, the fact that they weren’t is a rare thing.”Wisconsin’s other goal was scored by Frank Simonelli barely 40 seconds into the second period to put the Badgers up 2-0.last_img read more

Osimhen Says He’s in Wolfsburg to Learn

first_imgWolfsburg will be home to Ausburg on January 28.The Wolves are 13th on the table with 16 points from as many matches.Elsewhere, another Nigerian international, Wilfred Ndidi, who moved to Leicester City from Genk in Belgium trained with his teammates at English Premier League champions Leicester City for the first time.After completing the session, Ndidi voiced his sentiments about his new surroundings and objectives he wishes to achieve.The former KRC Genk man says he will gain plenty of experience at Leicester City after training with his team-mates for the first time on Thursday.“I feel good. My team-mates are nice people and they have welcomed me, so I’m happy.“My first impression was ‘wow.’ I trained and it was really good because it was really high intensity. I feel I can learn a lot here.“Claudio (Ranieri) welcomed me and then he explained to me how the team and everything worked, which I’ve sometimes seen on TV,” he told LCFC TV.The pace of the Premier League is notoriously difficult for new entrants to adapt to and the Nigerian star knows he must hit the ground running if he is to hit the heights at the King Power Stadium.He is now aiming to get a good understanding of how games in the Premier League unfold, as he prepares to ply his trade in one of the most highly-regarded leagues in the world.“I want to just try and understand how the game flows in the Premier League and then work towards that.“For now, I am the kind of player that plays for the team. I try to win the ball for the team – that is one of my main attributes.“I have to achieve a lot here,” he said.Ndidi, 20, will be in the travelling party that heads to Merseyside on Friday ahead of the weekend’s FA Cup game against Everton.Subject to his registration being cleared by the Premier League and the Football Association, he could feature in the third round tie at Goodison Park.City manager Ranieri expressed happiness at the arrival of the Nigerian who will now add to his options in midfield.“We’re very happy to have Ndidi here – he’s an impressive player with a big future.“We’ve followed him a lot and we hope he can impress our fans quickly.“He trained well with the squad today (Thursday). It was his first training session so we need to see him tomorrow before we decide whether he will play at Everton on Saturday,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria youngster Victor Osimhen has said he is at German Bundesliga Wolfsburg to learn after he signed a three and a half year contract today.“I am here to learn and wait for my time,” said an elated Wolfsburg.He first signed a pre-contract to join the top German club last year.He has been handed jersey No 18.He was presented to the media at the Wolfsburg training base in Spain, where they are preparing for the resumption of the Bundesliga season.last_img read more

Better Collective Spotlight: France’s final World Cup push tops tipster roundup on bettingexpert

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles The World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium came out as the top match in 2018 across the bettingexpert tipster community.The match finished 1-0 at the Krestovsky Stadium, as Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal to take Les Bleus into the final.As part of the Better Collective Spotlight series, SBC News also learned that France’s subsequent victory over Croatia produced the longest odds win of the year, as one bettingexpert player correctly tipped the final 4-2 scoreline at odds of 150.00.Meanwhile, Germany’s nightmare World Cup campaign in Russia was reflected in the tipster activity, as the pre-tournament holders became the subject of the shortest odds flop on bettingexpert after a shock defeat against South Korea. One tipster took odds of 1.04 on Germany in the Draw No Bet market, only for Joachim Löw’s side to lose 2-0, and exit at the first round stage for the first time since 1938.Over the course of 2018, data collected by bettingexpert showed that Real Madrid were the team that caused the most lost tips, despite profiting from a pair of Loris Karius errors to lift the Champions League trophy for a third year in a row.The team’s talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo – who scored 450 goals in all competitions for Los Blancos over just nine seasons – subsequently made a big-money move to Juventus, who came out as the most popular team for tips placed across the network.The data also revealed the most popular team to bet against across the top three sports leagues in the US, as well as the Premier League. This unwanted accolade went to Baltimore Orioles for MLB, Oakland Raiders in the NFL and Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA, while Brighton were seen as the ‘whipping’ boys in the Premier League – a surprising finding given that the Seagulls finished in 15th place. FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020last_img read more

Press Statement: Badminton Association for National Congress next week

first_imgThe Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) will on Saturday, December 20, organize their second National Delegates Congress.The congress will be held at the Conference Hall of the Ghana Ports and Habour Authority (GPHA) according to the General Secretary of BAG.According to the a press statement signed by Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of BAG, delegates are expected to discuss the report from the president and the annual financial statement, as well as consider amendments to the statutes of the Association.The Congress is also expected to new executives for the Association.Positions to be contested for President, Vice President, Treasurer and three other executive members.Interested candidates are to submit their nomination in writing to be seconded by two members of the association to the General Secretary by the close of work on December 16, 2014.last_img read more