Date set for BCSC Kindergarten registration

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Primary School Kindergarten registration is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 in the cafeteria and gymnasium.Children must be five (5) on or before August 1, 2019 to enter kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.There will be 30-minute sessions between 8:15 a.m.-2:35 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. To schedule a session time please go online here. The parents(s) and the child should plan to arrive at BPS together. Parking is in the west lot and entrance is through the cafeteria doors. The day of registration we will need for families to bring the child, an original birth certificate, and immunization records. If applicable, families should also bring official court custodial paperwork. BCSC is moving to online registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents are encouraged to monitor email once signing up for a registration time. More information will be sent to incoming kindergarten parents when the online registration portal opens.If school is cancelled March 7, 2019, families should attend kindergarten registration at the same scheduled times Thursday, March 14, 2019. WRBI (103.9 FM) will have information regarding cancellations.Individuals with questions may contact Batesville Primary School at 812-934-4509.last_img read more

Oprah Falls on Stage While Talking about “Balance”

first_imgOprah Winfrey says she banged up her knee and ankle in a fall on stage Saturday during a Weight Watchers event in Los Angeles but was otherwise OK.Winfrey, 66, took a few steps and then went down while talking about emotional balance at her “2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus” event at the Forum in Inglewood.She laughed it off as she sat up in the spotlight. “Shoes,” she told the audience.Longtime partner Stedman Graham rushed to her side from the VIP section.But Oprah sucked it up and continued her presentation sans shoes.“I’m headed home to ice my knee and ankle,” she later posted on Instagram.last_img

Bonsignore: Dodgers bullpen already causing panic

first_imgEager to show everyone why it’s too early to panic, the Dodgers bullpen loaded up a couple of gallons of gasoline, doused the pitching mound with it at Dodgers Stadium, threw in a couple of sticks of dynamite and lit a match.And KA-BOOM went Opening Day against the Arizona Diamondbacks on an otherwise glorious April afternoon Tuesday in Los Angeles.Forget panic, how about straight up hysteria?You can talk all you want about small sample sizes, but eight games into the season the Dodgers bullpen hasn’t been able to hold a lead or maintain a tie score in four of them. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hence their 4-4 record after Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Arizona in front of a sellout crowd at Chavez Ravine.So let the worrying commence.“We have to pick it up, collectively as a group and myself included in that,” said Chris Hatcher, a central figure in the early struggles after grooving a 3-0 belt-high fastball to Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt for a booming eighth-inning home run and a 2-1 Arizona lead.Hatcher, you’ll remember, came on in relief of rookie Ross Stripling’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning last Friday against the Giants and promptly gave up a game-tying two-run home run in an eventual 3-2 Giants victory.It was more of the same Tuesday during another Dodgers’ bullpen implosion, this one a three-inning, three-pitcher, four-run nosedive in which another six scoreless innings from Dodgers rookie Kenta Maede went for naught. Maeda has now tossed 12 scoreless innings over two starts, but all he had for the effort Tuesday was handshakes and pats on the back.center_img Thanks to a bullpen that is about as trustworthy as a Donald Trump stump speech.“This roller coaster has to stop. We have to start putting up some zeros,” Hatcher said, solemnly.The question is, are they really capable of consistently doing that over the course of a long season after showing precious few signs they can a week into the season?Dodgers first-year manager Dave Roberts continues to preach patience, insisting he isn’t contemplating any changes. But he didn’t sound all that convincing.“There’s definitely a point where you got to…” Roberts started, before catching himself. “I’m definitely seeing things (but) I definitely don’t want to be reactionary.”But how long can he stomach this kind of ineptness?For that matter, how much longer can the front office sit on its hands before providing Roberts some help?It would be one thing if this group had a track record of success, but the reality is the bullpen has been an ongoing issue for three years.And patience would be much more understandable had the Dodgers front office done a dramatic makeover and the new pieces just needed time to mesh together.But this bullpen is essentially the same one from last year, and the 2015 version wasn’t a particularly strong one at that.Me, I’m all-in on panic mode.Maybe it’s already time for the Dodgers front office to start thinking about making some changes, a concept they egregiously neglected last winter. First, Pedro Baez surrendered a tying home run to Nick Ahmed with two outs in the seventh inning, obliterating another brilliant six-inning effort by Maeda and sending Dodgers fans reaching for the Maalox.They barely screwed the lid back on before Hatcher served up the booming home run to Goldschmidt. On a 3-0 pitch no less.“I’m not challenging him there,” Hatcher said, insisting he was trying to work above the zone.Instead, he grooved a fat fastball to one of the best power hitters in the game.“That’s a pitch he obviously has to take back,” Roberts said.Hatcher eventually loaded the bases before getting pulled, He departed to a chorus of boos as he slowly made his way to the dugout.“I deserved it,” he said.In the ninth, Louis Coleman gave up two more runs and all of a sudden Arizona led, 4-1, and fans were making the long walk out to the parking lot for a worrisome drive home.In the dugout, a frustrated Roberts could only watch.“Right now, you want to continue to give these guys confidence and give them opportunities,” Roberts said. “I expect to be in a lot of games late. We’re going to need ‘em (the relievers). To have a great season, have a winning season, we’re going to need those guys in the ‘pen.”But will they reward that patience?Eight games into the new season and four blown chances, it’s time to panic about the bullpen.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Julio Urias will begin return from suspension Thursday with Rancho Cucamonga

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Urias is not expected to pitch in another minor league game before rejoining the Dodgers. Whether he returns as a starter or reliever has not been determined yet. The plan is to have Urias pitch on a more regular schedule in September regardless of the role with time in between appearances to throw bullpen sessions.Dodgers officials would not comment on whether they expect Urias’ return to prompt any protests. But the 23-year-old left-hander is expected to address his teammates and speak to the media about his suspension when he rejoins the team.Urias was arrested following the incident at the Beverly Center on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. The Los Angeles city attorney conditionally deferred prosecution, citing three reasons – no physical injury was caused, the woman involved “at no point indicated to either the uniformed police officers or to civilian witnesses that she believed she was a victim” and Urias’ lack of prior criminal conduct.Urias is required to maintain a clean record for the next year, attend a hearing with the city attorney and complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program. He indicated in a statement when the MLB suspension was announced that he has been complying with all of those requirements.Urias is 4-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 27 appearances this season (six starts). He will be eligible for the Dodgers’ postseason rosters.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire HILL PROGRESSLeft-hander Rich Hill threw another bullpen session Tuesday afternoon. The session lasted 31 pitches and included curveballs for the first time. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “really encouraging.”“He threw his curveball, his mix, fastball-curveball and it was really, really good,” Roberts said.Related Articles Hill will repeat the bullpen session on Friday or Saturday when the team is in Arizona. It will be an “up-and-down” session – he will throw 15 pitches, sit down then warm up and throw 15 more to simulate game conditions.Hill has been sidelined since June 19 with a flexor tendon strain in his pitching arm.ALSOCatcher Russell Martin rejoined the team Tuesday and was activated from the bereavement list. Austin Barnes was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Martin was away from the team for three days due to the death of his grandmother. …Right-hander Dylan Floro is expected to make a rehab appearance with Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday. Floro is on the Injured List with a left intercostal muscle strain.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda, 8-8, 4.13 ERA) at Padres (TBA), Wednesday, 6:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM SAN DIEGO — Julio Urias’ return from a 20-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy will begin Thursday with an appearance for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.MLB concluded its investigation into a May 13 incident involving the Dodgers pitcher and his girlfriend and handed down the suspension on Aug. 17. It included five games Urias missed in May.Urias will be eligible to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday and is expected to be activated from the restricted list at that time. Players serving suspension are allowed to begin a minor league assignment six days before reinstatement to prepare for rejoining their teams. Urias has been working out at the Dodgers’ training complex in Glendale, Ariz. and threw to hitters Monday, delaying his appearance with Rancho Cucamonga until Thursday.The plan is for Urias to throw two or three innings. As Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained it, Urias will throw the third inning in the game “if he’s efficient” in the first two. If not, he might throw a third inning in the bullpen just to increase his pitch count.last_img read more

(Updated 5:45 p.m.) Tyler Ryan resigns as head Wellington High School football coach

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (33) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 224 weeks ago I feel bad for the Football team. The Wellington Head Football Coaching position has become a sort of revolving door. I hope whoever replaces this coach has some stick-ability to him/her. I do understand that people have to do what is best for their family. I wish Coach Ryan and his family all the best. These kids and the kids coming up from grade school deserve a Coach that is going to stick with them through their High School career and someone they can always depend on even after they’ve gone on to become adults. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 224 weeks ago Alright, I want to be fair, coach Ryan seemed like a really nice guy and from what I heard a great teacher and will be missed, along with his wife. However when it comes to football coaching not so much. As a lifelong crusader fan who now has grandchildren approaching playing age, I was very happy to hear of this resignation. His offensive and defensive schemes were terrible. He was also not tough enough on these athletes. Now to those in charge of the replacement hiring. Lets move up some of those young coaches on the staff who played for Wellington and have made this their home, so that when they are successful we don’t lose them to another school. Obviously hiring from outside has been a horrible idea, just look at the last few years teams. Poor efforts, poor records, no pride, low turn out of young men for the team. Lets get the crusader pride and want to win back to where it once was. And crusader graduate coaches would do this! Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down 16JL · 224 weeks ago Was there a real need to post his record? Yeah his record may have been sub-par here but what was the point of posting his record from Trinity? Why not throw the records from Holton and East where he won state titles? Sounds to me like some shade is being thrown from your corner with no way to defend himself. Especially when all he has received from this website is hate after every loss and postseason review. Report Reply 1 reply · active 224 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down GHHS · 224 weeks ago Thanks, Coach Ryan for your time and effort here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 224 weeks ago Just a proof reading “This will mark the fourth head football coaching search this decade. Wellington last made the playoffs in 2010.” Pretty sure this is the 3rd search this decade. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 224 weeks ago Is it possible these coaches are leaving due to pressure from certain other groups and interested parties? I think Mr. Ryan mentioned the stress on his health. It would not surprise me to learn that, for example, the boosters are partly to blame for losing Hibbs then having difficulty a traction a top-shelf replacement. Just something to think about. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago -17 Vote up Vote down Jim Bo Dean Milner · 224 weeks ago Dear Lord please help us bring in another Coach Mac Odell. He put together a great coaching staff. I bleed Crusader Red and have been embarrassed by the last couple of Coaching hires. You damn straight his record counts should have fired him. Wellington Football went to crap when they implemented the zero tolerance as many athletes can not afford to test positive on a drug test as it would kill their chance of going to college or being hired. Lots of schools tried to follow suit with Wellington but removed their zero policy as it had an immediate effect on their records. And they realized them athlete’s were not going out. Once they dropped it the athletes came back out. Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down cb72 · 224 weeks ago The program has fallen in my three years here from what I can see as a lack of enthusiasm from players. We have had to constantly beg kids that are supposed to be parts of the puzzle of success to just come to practice. When we were winning when I was a kid those guys were all about football and would’ve died on the field if that’s what was needed. THAT IS the problem, not him. It’s my classmates and many others like them that aren’t taught enough about accountability. It also never helps to have parents at home that only think it’s the coach not pushing hard enough when their son isn’t at practice day-in-day-out. Next time you wonder why we aren’t winning think about that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Wellington Parent · 224 weeks ago THERE SHOULD BE MORE TO WELLINGTON THAN JUST FOOTBALL. Stop trying to live the glory days or living your dreams through your children! Football isn’t everything guys. Sports are great for students but this town needs to grow up and understand there is more to life than just FOOTBALL. Good for coach Ryan. God please protect the next coach that takes over. Report Reply 1 reply · active 224 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down WHS Parent · 224 weeks ago More time/money is spent on football than all other sports. Sad really. The real sports to invest in should be basketball and baseball and the others, not football. Report Reply 4 replies · active 223 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tyler Ryan has resigned as head coach of the Wellington football Crusaders. He tendered his resignation this morning at USD 353 school.Ryan and his wife Stephanie have accepted teaching jobs at Holton High School next fall. Ryan said he will not be coaching, but will be teaching at the high school in business education. Stephanie, who teaches at Lincoln Elementary, will teach at a similar elementary school in Holton.Tyler Ryan“I needed to set back and catch my breath,” Ryan said. “Football is a year-round process. I was stressing and it wasn’t good for my health.”“This was not about anything Wellington did or did not do. This was a personal thing. I had been on the fence about this decision for some time.”Ryan will finish out the year as the WHS track coach. He said he might pursue a track position at Holton, but currently has no plans to coach football.Ryan took over at Wellington High School four years ago, replacing Dylan Schmidt, who was there for one year after replacing Linn Hibbs.Hibbs just recently took the head coaching job at Winfield High School. T.D. Buck recently resigned as the defensive coordinator – a position he has held for more than a decade. He will be rejoining Hibbs as an offensive line coach.Ryan denied that Buck transferring to Winfield played a role in his decision.Both resignations will be approved at the next meeting. Buck will remain a teacher at USD 353 and is currently the WHS girls softball coach.The Crusaders were 16-20 in Ryan’s four seasons here, and failed to make the playoffs in any of those seasons.“I really appreciate the community, for all they have done for me and my family,” Ryan said. “I especially want to thank Brian (Buchanan) and Adam (Hatfield), who have been great to work with.”Ryan said he knows it is late in the process for hiring new coaches, but there are a lot of good ones out there.“I really hope Wellington can hire a football coach, who can get them over the hump,” Ryan said.Ryan came to Wellington at 28 years of age having coached at Wichita Trinity for two seasons where he was 9-9 during his tenure there. Wellington had gone 2-8 and 3-6 in the two previous years, before Ryan took the position.Ryan had two winning seasons. He was 5-4 in 2013 and 5-4 in 2014, before going 4-5 in 2015.This will mark the third head football coaching search this decade. Wellington last made the playoffs in 2010.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

first_img“The community of Nelson has long since valued sport and recreation as part of their life style, so it’s a great opportunity to build upon that”.Participants will be able to try various sports, find information at sport booths and partake in fun old fashioned sport day games if they choose. Ribbons and giveaways for all participants. It’s a pleasure for the Sport council to host this event as it is always our intention to support, promote and strengthen community sport in any we can to further develop active and healthy living within the community.About Sports Day in Canada Sports Day in Canada, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada.Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of more than a thousand local events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports.Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country.Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada, Subway Restaurant, New Balance Canada and B.C.’s Ministry of Health.For more information about Sports Day in Canada, please visit: www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday To mark this year’s Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels, Nelson Regional Sports Council is hosting the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) and Try It day on September 29th 1 to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Soccer fields. “Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.“Sports Day in Canada is a great opportunity for families and kids of all ages to celebrate their favourite sport or try their hand at something new – it’s all part of finding fun, easy ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.” Sports Day in Canada, on September 29, demonstrates that sport has the power to build community, fortify national spirit and promote healthy, active living. “When sport is focused on fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun, it can reduce crime, stimulate the economy and teach important life lessons,” says Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations. The official day caps off a week of more than a thousand local events, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports.Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country. Sports Day in Canada is a great way for the community to be active together for a day. Sport groups get to share their sport and participants get to try something new,” explains Kim Palfenier, Executive Director, Nelson Sports Council. last_img read more

Southland Places 10 on ABCA All-Region Squads

first_img2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region TeamsGREENSBORO, N.C. – Ten Southland Conference baseball student-athletes appear on the 2019 ABCA/Rawlings Division I All-Region teams, the association announced Wednesday. The conference placed three on the All-Central Region First Team in McNeese second-baseman Nate Fisbeck, Southeastern Louisiana starting pitcher Corey Gaconi and New Orleans closer Reeves Martin. A member of the all-tournament team, Fisbeck hit .357 at the plate with six runs and a home run over four games to lead the Cowboys to a Southland Conference Tournament title. Occupying three of the four starting pitcher spots on the All-Central Region Second Team, the Southland was also represented by all-tournament team pitchers Cody Davenport of Central Arkansas and Alex Palmer of Stephen F. Austin, who each tallied the most complete games in the league with four apiece. Davenport boasts the lowest ERA in the league (1.98), and Palmer punched out 109 batters with the lowest opponent batting average (.188) in the Southland. Gaconi, the league’s Pitcher and Student-Athlete of the Year, was undefeated (6-0) with a league-low 1.82 ERA and 63 punchouts in regular-season conference starts. Voted the conference’s Relief Pitcher of the Year, Reeves Martin converted all 14 of his save opportunities, good for third-most in Division I. Martin sat down 55 batters on strikes in 35 innings. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Americans will be announced Saturday.center_img Southland Conference Player of the Year Luis Trevino earned first-team recognition for the Midwest Region after nearly winning the Triple Crown for the league. This season, he led the Southland in batting average (.408) and RBI (63) but finished one shy of UIW’s Taylor Smith in home runs (15). Smith was one of two all-region nods for the Cardinals, joining pitcher Bernie Martinez on the All-Midwest Region Second Team. Smith, the Southland’s Freshman of the Year, slugged a league-high 16 home runs and posted the conference’s third-highest slugging percentage (.629). Martinez recorded a league-high nine wins on the mound with a 2.11 ERA and a team-best seven saves. Sam Houston State matched UIW with a pair of honorees as outfielder Colton Cowser and starting pitcher Hayden Wesneski garnered Second Team All-Central Region honors. In his rookie campaign, Cowser posted the Southland’s best batting average in conference play (.388). and tied for the league lead in extra-base hits. Wesneski went 8-4 as the Kats Friday night guy and struck out a Southland-high 110 batters. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee, which is chaired by Tommy Raffo of Arkansas State University.last_img read more

Niue and the Cook Islands to meet in rugby league international

first_imgThe Rock thrashed South Africa 48-4 during their last hit-out in May and are now ranked 32nd in the world.The 17th ranked Cook Islands will use the game on October the third as preparation for their Rugby League World Cup qualifying match against Tonga two weeks later.Niue coach Brendan Perenara says even though the match doesn’t have test status or rankings points on offer, going up against the Cook Islands will be the biggest game in their history.”They’re ranked top five in the Pacific Islands – we’re behind them but we haven’t even touched the surface. They’ve been in a couple of World Cups so should be a good game and [we’re] very excited that they’ve accepted our proposal to play a warm-up game against Niue. We want to play them and get that experience – what they’ve got – to tell everyone that we’re still out here, we’re still trying to go to a World Cup”.Brendan Perenara says the match will also allow them to blood a few more young players coming through the ranks.last_img read more

Miatta Fahnbulleh Fears Ebola In Special Senatorial Election

first_imgOne of the senatorial aspirants of Montserrado County in the coming special election, Miatta Fahnbulleh, has admitted that she fears another serious outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus if the election is to be held by December of this year.Speaking to newsmen at her office in Monrovia yesterday, Madam Fahnbulleh said candidates would find it difficult to campaign in their various counties for fear of furthering the spread of the highly contagious virus.“We are in the middle of one of the greatest epidemics of the 21st century, as described by our international partners and other health practitioners all over the world,” she said and added that other countries have suffered from their own epidemics, including the United States, but cures were found and those epidemics were eradicated.Ms. Fahnbulleh said Liberia is for the first time experiencing such a deadly virus and to attempt to hold an election in the midst of the Ebola crisis would be contrary to the rules being preached by health authorities such as avoiding bodily contact, large gatherings, and frequently washing hands, among others.“In campaigning, we have to congregate; our voters have to touch us and this will require us to put people together and explain to them how we will represent them,” she noted.   “I don’t understand the issue of (holding) elections now,” she declared.  According to the Montserrado County senatorial aspirant, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone did not need Ebola to realize that they have fragile or poor health systems that need to be built to standard.“We are not afraid of saying that Ebola exposed the weak health system in Liberia,” said Ms. Fahnbulleh.She acknowledged that these countries have gone through over ten years of civil crises and are coming back to democracy. There is a limit to what could be accomplished by any government coming through such crises in terms of infrastructural and human capacity development, she said.The senatorial aspirant expressed thanks and appreciation to health workers and international partners for their relentless efforts in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and their help in putting Liberia back to a sense of stability.She added that, “Liberian needs to continue to observe the preventive measures and avoid anything that would lead to more infections with the deadly virus.”       Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hetmyer’s blitz powers Amazon Warriors to emphatic 6-wicket win over Patriots

first_imgBy Clifton RossShimron HetmyerA brutal half-century from Shimron Hetmyer steered the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a thumping six-wicket win over the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in Thursday evening’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) sold-out opening game played at the Providence National Stadium, Guyana.A packed Providence Stadium was treated to a fine victory by their home team who got off to a winning start in their first of three home games. Hetmyer, who is fresh off a ton at Providence in last week’s ODI series versus Bangladesh, hammered his maiden Hero CPL fifty, which helped the Warriors gun down the Patriots 146-5 to end on 148-4 in 16.3 overs.Hetmyer imposed himself early as he scorched an unbeaten 79 from 45 deliveries which included nine fours and four sixes, sharing an unbeaten, match-winning 62-run partnership with Aussie Chris Green, who ended unbeaten on 25. Patriots were indebted to spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (2-12) and Windies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell (2-21).The Patriots innings was built around the power-hitting and subtlety of Chris Gayle, who finessed 86 off 65 with seven fours and five monster sixes. His innings was the cornerstone of the Patriots’ 146-5 in 20 overs.Guyana and Windies all-rounder Keemo Paul was the Warriors star with the ball, grabbing 2-16 while a wicket each from the overseas trio of Chris Green, Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir helped seal off a reasonable bowling outing.After being clobbered for a few fours by his countryman Chadwick Walton (09), Cottrell rebounded in a major way as he ripped the stumps of Luke Ronchi for a duck. Lamichhane soon got into the action when he removed Walton, who was easily caught at mid-on by Ben Cutting to leave Guyana reeling at 9-2.Warriors Captain Shoaib Malik (14) opened up his account with a trifecta of eye-catching fours off Cottrell before the West Indies fast bowler produced a beauty to remove the Pakistani, who was caught behind by gloveman Devon Thomas.The in-form Hetmyer announced himself in the middle with a four and two thumping sixes off spinner Tom Cooper. He then clobbered his former Windies U-19 teammate Alzarri Joseph for a six and two fours to help the Warriors speed to 61 inside the fifth over.Hetmyer took his score into the 40s as the scoreboard kept ticking towards the total, but the same could not be said about his then partner Jason Mohamed (16), who hit a four and a six and seemed to be looking decent before gifting his wicket to Lamichhane. A tuck for two through mid-wicket would see the Windies star batsman reaching his first CPL fifty.Shimron Hetmyer (L) and Jason MohammedGreen and Hetmyer prolonged the frustration of the Patriots bowlers having to toil as the boundaries continued to flow from both ends. Hetmyer continued to bat in assault mode, hammering Cutting for two fours and a six as he raced into the 70s.The final nail in the coffin was put in by Hetmyer, who whacked one straight down the ground off Joseph as he and Green celebrated the Warriors’ first win of the tournament.Earlier in the match, it was Green who drew first blood for the Warriors when he knocked over left-hander Evin Lewis for 1 in the fourth over. Gayle seemed unflustered as he continued to find the ropes. Tahir was the victim of the World Boss’ first six, a thumping blow over long-on.Sherfane Rutherford takes the catch to dismiss Chris GayleThe Patriots reached their 50-run mark inside 10 overs with Gayle looking dangerous and Cooper (15) now finding his feet. Green came in for some punishment in his final over, being taken for four by the Dutchman before Gayle smashed back-to-back sixes over the long-on region.Cooper got a reprieve thanks to Sherfane Rutherford, who spilled a catch in the deep after a top-edge off Rayad Emrit. His luck would then run out when he fell LBW to Paul which left the Patriots two down. Gayle, who went past 11,500 T20 runs with his six off Green’s final ball a few overs prior, then reached fifty with a single and humbly acknowledged the milestone with a brief raise of the bat.Chris Gayle hits a 4Tahir was again dispatched for a six a few metres away from the Party Stand with Gayle looking to motor-on as the overs were near expiration. Emrit was the next to be launched back over his head by the big left-hander. Cutting then smashed Tanvir for a six in the 17th over, but had his stumps cleaned up the very next delivery.The South African leggy then got his revenge, bagging the big wicket of Gayle, who mistimed a shot and was caught by Rutherford in the deep, leaving Brathwaite (5) and Brandon King (01) to complete the job.  Guyana will look to make it two-in-two when they tackle the St Lucia Stars on Saturday from 16:00h at Providence.last_img read more