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Batesville swimming is off and running for another summer. This program has been a success story for a long time. Nearly 100 kids have fun every summer swimming for the local club. They not only have all these kids on the team, but most of them actually score in most of the meets. Not only do they get the average kid who likes to swim, but they have families whose kids swim at an extremely high level. I am thinking about names like Gryspeerdt, Weiler, Hawkins, Hatcher, and Cox to name a few. Each year the high school program gets better and better and the number of swimmers keeps increasing. I know both programs work hand-in-hand, and the success is phenomenal. Let’s hope that somehow the school gets a pool for these kids to really reach their true potential. Thanks to the local YMCA, they at least can train in town now; and the outdoor pool is scheduled to get some much needed improvements. Drive down Mulberry Street some night and try to count the cars attending one of the outdoor meets. It is quite a sight. Batesville rules the summer swimming season.
Indiana Farm Bureau has announced a new three-year program with Polaris Industries Inc. which is now available for eligible members.“Farm Bureau members in Indiana are accustomed to having exclusive access to superior, high-quality brands, programs and products,” said IFB President Don Villwock. “This generous program from Polaris will help our members save money on high-quality, all-terrain vehicles that can stand up to rugged farm use.”Through the new program, eligible Farm Bureau members receive a $300 per unit discount on all Polaris utility and sport vehicles, $200 per unit on all all-terrain vehicles and $300 per unit on all GEM electric vehicles. Members are eligible for the discounts 30 days after joining Indiana Farm Bureau. Discounts are available for the purchase of specified Polaris off-road vehicles without exclusion in states that participate in the Polaris program.The Polaris program discounts can be accessed through FB Member Advantage!, members website. A certificate will be made available online that must be printed and taken to the dealership of choice for presentation to the sales person. Certificates expire after 60 days.
The following area Basketball players were awarded The Marion Crawley Scholarship from The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.Congratulations to the following Boys and Girls Basketball players. Sam Sehlhorst – East Central, Staci Fox – South Decatur, Baili Miller – Jac-Cen-Del, and Colton Rector – Lawrenceburg.2017 Marion Crawley AwardsCourtesy of Jac-Cen-Del Girls Basketball Coach Scott Smith.
East Central Volleyball played Madison at home on Saturday. Due to numbers, the freshman only played 2 sets, which they split 1-1. JV won in 2 and varsity won in 3. 25-23, 25-22, 25-18.EC vs. Madison VB (9-2)‘We’ve been in a little bit of a rut lately, still winning but not playing to our potential. We beat a very talented Madison team and that could have only happened by playing solid volleyball. Our defense did a great job at picking up their placement shots and our setters did a great job at feeding our hitters and moving the ball. It was an impressive win on our home court!’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 12-2 on the season and 6-0 in EIAC.Next match is Wednesday at Rushville at 6.East Central JV Volleyball team defeated Madison on Saturday, 9/2 at EC in 2 sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-18. The girls played well as a team to get the victory.Stat leaders for the match: Ace Serves: Grace Egbers 3(11/11) and Alex Disbro 2 (10/12); Kills: Alicia Rosemeyer 6 (15/17), Dani Hall 6 (15/15), Grace Egbers 5(15/17), Faith Fox 2 (11/12); Assists: Allison Huismann 11 (42/43), Ella Fledderman 10 (34/34); Blocks: Alicia Rosemeyer-1 (solo); Digs: Alex Disbro 23/24 Grace Egbers 13/13; Serve Receive: Alex Disbro 11/1, Grace Egbers 9/9, Lauren Foster 9/9.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg.
At times this season it has almost seemed like Rooney has been carrying his team-mates. While so many others, including Robin van Persie, have found life a struggle, the 28-year-old has been on top form. It made it such a shame for United therefore that he was below peak fitness for those Chelsea and Manchester City games, and in between sitting out the Liverpool encounter completely after having his head sliced open in a freak training ground collision with Phil Jones. Now Rooney is fully fit, although he is adamant United are no one-man band. “I hope I can make a difference this weekend,” he said. “But we have many players who can win us games. “It is not about one person. It is about us all working together to get those three points. “We are starting to adjust to the training and the new ideas from the manager. We are playing a bit better and have been getting good results. “Overall, we are in a good place. I am sure if we can win on Sunday it will make us even stronger and give us that belief that we can go on.” On Sunday, Rooney says the collective effort must involve the Old Trafford faithful. Often derided for a lack of atmosphere, the stadium tends to be at its noisiest for the biggest of matches. For all kinds of reasons, this fixture is among the most important. Rooney just hopes the Red Devils supporters recognise it. “The atmosphere at Old Trafford for big games is great,” he said. “I am sure the fans realise this is a really important match for us and will be at their best. “When they are like that it brings energy into our play. We will need them this weekend.” Press Association Wayne Rooney remains confident Manchester United can retain their Premier League title. Yet Rooney insists that inside the Old Trafford camp, none of these doubts exist. The vibe, he revealed, remains that of champions. “We always believe,” he said. “We believe we can go on and win the league. “We have been in this position before and gone on to win titles so there is no reason why we cannot do it again. We are hitting form at the right time. “If we can continue that and get to Christmas within touching distance, or maybe even at the top, we will be in a great position.” Rooney was speaking at the launch of a three-year partnership between United and their new official timekeeper Bulova. As part of the deal, the United squad will get the chance to design their own personalised watch, which Rooney intends to dedicate to his children – Kai and Klay. Before that though, Rooney and his team-mates have a lot of work ahead of them. United face Arsenal on Sunday, trailing the Gunners by eight points and knowing defeat will put them in a precarious position as they look to keep hold of a crown they won by an impressive 11 points last term. Not only that, it would place a huge question mark over the credentials of David Moyes’ team given they collected a solitary draw from the early season encounters with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City that their new Scottish manager was so wary of.
“He’s in great form at the moment. He’s a dream to play with and he makes our job a lot easier. As soon as I won the penalty, I just knew that he would score. “Confidence is streaming through him and you want that in the busy Christmas period. You want players that are on form and he’s definitely one of them.” Defeat left Villa bottom and eight points from safety and defender Joleon Lescott admitted they lacked fight to stop Ramsey making it 2-0. He told the club’s official website: “The second goal was disappointing, we look back and there was a lack of desire to get back which is unlike us. I’m sure the manager and players individually and collectively will address that.” Theo Walcott believes Petr Cech has transformed Arsenal’s defence after he equalled the Barclays Premier League clean sheet record. And Walcott said four-time league winner Cech, who signed from Chelsea in the summer, has completely changed the Gunners at the back. “From when we signed him, we all knew how good he was [after] what he achieved at Chelsea,” Walcott told Arsenal Player. “On a personal level, for him it’s great. “He’s changed us completely in that back four. He’s a talker, he believes in us all. “That’s why he wanted to join us and having that presence behind you is always nice to have. He’s very commanding, he’s a leader in the dressing room as well, he always likes to talk.” Walcott was brought down by Alan Hutton for Arsenal’s opener as Olivier Giroud converted the eighth-minute penalty, before Aaron Ramsey’s breakaway goal sealed victory. Boss Arsene Wenger believes Giroud does not get the credit he deserves after his 50th league goal for the Gunners and Walcott thinks the France international is at the top of his game. The England international continued: “It’s not just his goals, it’s his general play and everything about him. “The way he holds the ball up, he blocks it and defends it, and he works hard from the team from defensive corners and everything. Press Association The Gunners’ 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday meant Cech has now kept 169 shut outs, level with David James, in the top flight. Victory took Arsenal top of the table, although Leicester will replace them if they beat Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam Sports Journalists Association constituted its new committee during the Annual General Meeting which was held in the city today. Subodh Malla Barua retained as the president of the association while Imtiaz Ahmed elected unopposed for the post of secretary. The meeting also decided to reintroduce Annual Sports Award and Inter Media Cricket Championship.New committee of ASJA: President: Subodh Malla Barua. Secretary: Imtiaz Ahmed. Vice President: Raj Kumar Sarma, Mridumaloy Lukhurakon, Jugal Lochan Das, Mrinal Kumar Bora and Bidyut Kalita, Treasurer: Partha Chakraborty. Joint Secretary: Tauhid Ali Talukdar and Dhiren Sarma. Assistant Secretary: Kausav Barua and Mukut Sarma. Executive Members: Samarendra Sarma, Ramesh Prasad, Bhupinder Singh, Pawan Jha Murli, Suman Dutta, Pradip Nath, Hirakjyoti Malakar, Diganta Saharia and Saurav kumar Bora. Advisors: Premadhar Sarma, Pabitra Gogoi, Balendra Mohan Chakraborty, Sushim Ghosh, Umananda Jaiswawl, Saurav Bora (Sr) and Diganta Buragohain. Special invitees: Sukumar Medhi, Prarthana Hazarika, Pranjal Hazarika, Somesh Deka, Dwijendra Lal Das, Rahaman Ali, Ashim Bhawal and Ganesh Dutta. Also Read: Barak Valley Sports Journalists Association to Promote Snooker in SilcharAlso Watch: Sivasagar Boy shines in Superstar Singer, enters top 10 | The Sentinel News | Assam News
LOCAL marksmen continue to show encouraging progress ahead of the Guyana National Rifle Association’s (GNRA) 150th Anniversary and the West Indies Fullbore Shooting (WIFS) Championships set for the Timehri Rifle Ranges.Last Sunday, Lennox Braithwaite dropped just two points each at the 600- and 1000-yard ranges in wrapping up the latest GNRA record shoot at the Timehri Ranges on another rainy and overcast day for rifle-shootingBraithwaite topped his peers at the 300 and 1000 yards ranges which included a possible at 300, while Sherwin Felicien won the 600-yard range, shooting a possible.Braithwaite recorded an overall score of 118 points and 14Vs. Felicien was next overall with 116 points and 8Vs including his possible of 35. 4v at 600 yards.The winner of the last recorded shoot, Dylan Fields was third with 115 points which included 12Vs.Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud did not participate due to a minor injury to his hand.