Cardinals Battle Wildkats In Season Opener

first_imgSt. Louis Cardinals 5th Grade Basketball started their season Tuesday night with a game at St. Mary’s in North Vernon. St. Louis started off strong and were up 8-6 after the first quarter. At halftime St. Louis was winning 18-14. St. Mary’s made a run in the third quarter scoring 16 points against the Cardinals 4 and the third quarter ended St. Mary’s up 30-22.  St. Louis tried to rally and outscored St. Mary’s in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough. The game ended St. Mary’s 34, St. Louis 29.It was a great effort by the team. Jaiden Kuria lead the scoring with 13 points, followed by Caleb Mohr with 12 points, Sam Richardson and Tyler Reder both had 2 points.  Some great assists and strong support were made by Ben Griewe, Aiden Griewe, Jack Freeland, Leo Cannesssa, Vincent Meneses and Brady Wonell.  Please come out and support St. Louis at home Monday (10-29) at 6:00 for a rematch against St. Mary’s.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.The 6th Grade Basketball team opened their season on Tuesday, October 23rd when they travelled to St. Mary’s in North Vernon.  Despite great effort by the Cardinals the boys finished on the losing end against a hot shooting St. Mary’s team with a final score of 45-14.  The Cardinals had 5 boys in the scoring column led by Sam Laloge and Ben Miller each with 4 points.  The Cardinals did a strong job on the rebounding end and  outrebounded St. Mary’s led by great efforts by Adam Meer and Sam Laloge with 10 rebounds each.  The Cardinals next game will be a rematch against St. Mary’s at home on Monday, October 29th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Jets open to trading No. 3 pick

first_imgSeveral teams have a need at quarterback including the Dolphins, who are planning to release Ryan Tannehill. Miami has the No. 13 pick. The Jets are open to trading the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft.”Right now, we feel good at No. 3, but I’d definitely say if there’s an opportunity to trade down, we would absolutely look at it,” general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. John Elway worries about Kyler Murray’s ability to play under center Oakland is another team that could have interest and it has three first-round picks, which would be very appealing in a trade with New York.The team is also comfortable standing pat.”If we end up picking a player at three, we’ll feel really good,” Maccagnan said. “If there’s an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that’s something we’d definitely be potentially interested in. It would have to be the right kind of deal, but I definitely wouldn’t rule anything out at this point in time.” “If there’s an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that’s definitely something we’d be potentially interested in.” – GM Mike MaccagnanA history of trade hauls for a top-five pick ➡️— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 27, 2019New York took quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick in last year’s draft, so it is unlikely the team will take a signal-caller once again.Taking that into account, a team looking to move up to get one of the two perceived premier QBs in the draft in Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray might love to grab the Jets’ pick. Related Newslast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know when USA takes on Thailand

first_imgThe wait is over. The U.S. women’s national team will take the field Tuesday to compete in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with its first match against Thailand in Group F. Thailand, ranked 34th in the world by FIFA, is relatively new to the World Cup stage as it first made the tournament in 2015 after finishing fifth at the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. In 2015, Thailand was the only nation to win a game without progressing to the knockout round, mainly because it gave up too many goals in losses to Germany and Norway.  Back again in 2019, Thailand hopes to prove it’s here to stay. Led by Nuengruethai Sathongwien, 47, the Thai national team has seen some changes in leadership over the past few years. Sathongwien became the first woman head coach in 2014, but resigned in 2016. Former Manchester City defender Spencer Prior then took over. He stepped down in 2017, allowing Sathongwien to return.  Related News In contrast, the Americans are one of the most experienced teams entering the tournament as they look to defend their title. The U.S. enters with more World Cup games played (43), wins (33), goals (112) and titles (three) than any other country. The U.S. is also the only nation to reach the final four in each World Cup. The USWNT has won its last six games by a combined score of 23-3, keeping five clean sheets in the process.The match kicks off Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France. When was the last time the U.S. played Thailand?The United States and Thailand have met just once before. They played in a friendly in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 2016, resulting in a 9-0 win for the USWNT. Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Thailand player to watchOrathai Srimanee: The midfielder has been a member of Thailand’s national team since 2009 and has played an integral role in her team’s success on the international stage. She scored the nation’s first two goals in the 2015 World Cup, ultimately setting the team up for a 3-2 win over Ivory Coast. Srimanee has become a regular starter playing in a similar role as she did four years ago. “The value of playing at the Women’s World Cup can inspire many young girls to play football”🇹🇭@FAThailand’s Orathai Srimanee discusses 2015 #FIFAWWC legacy, and her #WAC2018 hopesREAD 👀👉— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) April 4, 2018Three Opta facts to knowThough Carli Lloyd has started just one of the USWNT’s 10 games in 2019, she has had a hand in eight of the team’s 29 goals, which is tied for the most of any American player.Thailand has lost 11 of their last 12 games, giving up multiple goals in all 11 defeats.Tobin Heath has scored in five of the USA’s last seven games. Lloyd (3) and Sam Mewis (3) are the only other Americans to score in more than two of those games.4 – Kanjana Sungngoen scored four goals at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup for Thailand – the only player to score more at the tournament was China PR’s Li Ying (seven). Fantastic. #FIFAWWC— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 5, 2019PredictionUSA 6, Thailand 0Based on experience alone, Thailand won’t be a challenge for the United States. The Americans are ranked No. 1 in the world and it’s likely they will keep a clean sheet through the group stage opener.last_img read more

Rolle ready to accepts dual career path

first_imgby Michael MarotINDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Safety Myron Rolle figured out the proper balance between football and academics long ago.His priority: Becoming a neurosurgeon after football ends in 10 to 12 years.So could his passion for football wind up ruining the precious hands of a future surgeon? ‘ROLLE’ MODEL —Florida State safety and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle waits for for NFL draft. “That’s not something I really worry about,” Rolle said Sunday at the NFL’s annual scouting combine. “When I’m on the football field, I’m a football player. I’m tough, I’m physical, I’m aggressive and I like contact. I want to do some violent things on the field. That’s the total opposite of how you need to be as a neurosurgeon.”Anyone who has walked through an NFL locker room has seen fingers that are, well, bent out of shape.Rolle insists this dual-career path can happen. He has not played football since 2008 because he spent the past year studying as a Rhodes Scholar in England. To stay in shape, Rolle played rugby, then returned to the U.S. in December to start preparing for the NFL draft.Last month, he worked out for scouts at the Senior Bowl and now he’s in Indy trying to wow them with pure athleticism.But Rolle’s outspoken desire for life after football is also creating plenty of questions about his devotion to the sport.“My answer to them (scouts), which is a genuine and truthful answer, is that I think my pursuits academically have helped me in football,” Rolle said. “You learn discipline, you learn time management, you learn structure, you learn organization and as a football player those are obviously valuable assets and traits you can use to be great whether in film studies or on the field.”last_img read more