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Area Football Sectional Pairings

first_imgArea Football Sectional Pairings.The First Round of games will be on Friday, October 20th.  The Semi-Finals on Friday, October 27th.  The Sectional Finals will be on Friday, November 3rd.Class 4A-Sectional 23Franklin County at Jennings CountyMadison at Silver CreekEast Central at EdgewoodScottsburg at South DearbornClass 3A-Sectional 31Brownstown Central at LawrenceburgGreensburg at SalemCharlestown at BatesvilleNorth Harrison at Corydon CentralClass 2A-Sectional 37Heritage Christian at MilanTriton Central at KnightstownEastern Hancock at CentervilleIndianapolis Scecina at Union CountyClass 1A-Sectional 46Hagerstown at North DecaturOldenburg Academy at TriCambridge City Lincoln at Indianapolis LutheranSouth Decatur at Edinburghlast_img

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Mr. Bruce Owen Hutcherson Jr.

first_imgMr. Bruce Owen Hutcherson Jr., age 78, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on March 6, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky. He was the son of the late Bruce Hutcherson Sr. and Lucille (Spillman) Hutcherson. He was raised in Patriot Indiana and was a 1960 graduate of the Patriot High School. Bruce was a 1965 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelors in Science and Agriculture. He taught Science and Agriculture at Patriot and Switzerland County High School from 1965 – 1969. Bruce was united in marriage to Jill Anne Asbury on August 20, 1965 at the Patriot United Methodist Church. Their 55th anniversary would have been on August 20, 2020. This union was blessed with two children, Kimberly Gail and Joseph Shane. Bruce farmed in Posey Township from 1965 – 2005 where he raised corn, wheat, beans, cattle, and hogs. He retired from large scale farming in 2005. From 2005 – 2020 he remained active with mowing contracts and assisting friends with ‘wrenching’ on projects. He loved the outdoors and his passions were hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. He had a home target shooting area where he spent a lot of time. He tractor pulled for many years and was a National Champion 13 times with his famous ‘Pig” called Makin Bacon Special. He cherished his pulling family from around the world. Bruce passed away at 10:05 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Bruce will be missed by his wife, Jill Anne (Asbury) Hutcherson of Patriot IN; his daughter, Kim Janssen and her husband, Sean of Oregon, IL; his son, Joe Hutcherson and his wife Jeanne of Indianapolis, IN; his grandchildren, Cameron and Conner Bowline, Madalyn, Carly, and Bryce Hutcherson and Michael and Courtney Janssen; his great-grandchildren, Landon and Jaxten; his sister, Carol Ann Armstrong of Patriot, IN and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Owen Hutcherson, Sr., died March 3, 1994 and Lucille (Spillman) Hutcherson, died November 29, 2001.A celebration of Bruce’s life is planned for later this Summer.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Bruce Owen Hutcherson, Jr. Endowment Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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Belfast leapfrog Braehead

first_img Press Association The Giants halted the Clan’s winning run and extended their winning streak to two. Sheffield Steelers, who currently lie in third place with four games in hand, have the chance to regain some ground on the top two against struggling Edinburgh Capitals on Saturday. Belfast Giants moved to the top of the Elite League standings after defeating Braehead Clan 4-1 on Friday.last_img

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Mourinho: “It’s not easy to defend”

first_img Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said defensive coaching was not difficult after Chelsea’s snatch-and-grab win at Anfield last season and Wenger, who has yet to beat one of Mourinho’s teams in 12 attempts, repeated the barb ahead of this week’s contest. The Arsenal boss said: “It is easy to defend.” Mourinho said: “It’s not easy. If it was easy, you wouldn’t lose 3-1 at home to Monaco (in the Champions League last 16). “If he defends well he draws 0-0 against Monaco and wins in Monte Carlo. It’s not easy to prepare a team to defend.” Mourinho refused to budge from his view that Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are in contention for the title until mathematically ruled out. “I don’t care about other things,” Mourinho added. “We are the best team since day one and we want to be the best team until the last day. But, mathematically, they can still be champions.” Mourinho cares little how Chelsea are judged if, or more likely when, they become champions. Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea’s defensive tactics. Press Association Mourinho’s side lead Arsenal by 10 points and could take a significant step to winning the Premier League with victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Blues boss has deployed a “more strategic, less artistic” approach in recent weeks, including in the 1-0 win at QPR when Cesc Fabregas scored with their only shot on target and last weekend’s defeat of Manchester United, who dominated possession at Stamford Bridge. “It matters what I feel, not what people feel, think or say,” he said. The change of the free-flowing attacking philosophy which had many observers purring earlier in the season was prompted by injuries and suspensions to key personnel, including Diego Costa, Fabregas and Nemanja Matic. “We lost progressively the balance of our team,” Mourinho added. “When you lose crucial pieces, the team loses certain qualities. “It (the switch in style) was just a consequence of things.” Mourinho insists his longer-term plan is to return to the more appealing way. “I hope to start next season the same way we started this season,” he said. “This is the way we want to play, this is the way we played during the season, and the team we enjoy more. “But it’s (also) very enjoyable to deal with a difficult moment, to deal in a strategic way. “When you are in the sea and have no boat, you need something to survive. A raft. “In football, team spirit and team ethics and strategy is this.” Mourinho pointed to Andre Schurrle’s goal in the opening game at Burnley as evidence for Chelsea’s stylish side. “We repeated that almost week after week,” he said. “If we manage to win the Premier League, we did everything right. “Looking at where Chelsea were in the last four or five years, in terms of the Premier League, it means a lot. I think it’s a great achievement for us.” Chelsea have not won the title since 2010, but won the Champions League “in the worst Premier League season Chelsea had had in the last decade”, when they finished sixth in 2012. Mourinho, who won the title in 2004 and 2005, is building a team for the next decade, with teenagers Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Dominic Solanke potentially core members of the squad. Mourinho says it is important for the pair to stay at Chelsea, rather than go out on loan. “When they are so young it’s better for them to stay at Chelsea and develop at Chelsea,” Mourinho said. Chelsea have more than 20 players out on loan, with Mourinho admitting the strategy of owning talent is good for the Blues. “It’s not just about players to be ready for Chelsea, it’s also about players with a market value and players that we use to raise funds to renew these players on loan, or to buy players ready for the first-team,” he said. last_img read more

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1.5 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week

first_imgThe Department of Labor reported Thursday that 1.5 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment during the week ending June 6, bringing a three-month total to about 43 million.Thursday’s report marked the tenth straight week of declining unemployment numbers, as every state has begun Phase One of reopening since lifting coronavirus-related lockdowns.The report also comes a week after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the U.S. unemployment rate actually fell a full percentage point.last_img

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Trojan Girls Pound Eagles

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team has been just a few fleeting moments away from getting several wins this season; performances in the first full week of May had an example of what happens when things fall apart and when things come together. In the age-old rivalry against the Ellsworth Eagles, which played itself out in Ellsworth on Saturday, the Trojans were firing on all cylinders when a big sixth-inning rally propelled the MDI team to an 8-1 lead.Brigitte Pratt drove in two crucial runs with a line drive double in the sixth. Mackenzie Curtis then stepped up and delivered the third of her three singles for the day to drive Pratt home. A single from Kendra Bryer sent Curtis over the plate for the eighth and final run for the Trojans.The Ellsworth players looked as though they were gathering some steam in the bottom of the sixth when Casey Wyman tagged a double, sending Maggie Harding and Kayla Blanchard, who had both singled, over the plate.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MDI defense tightened up, caught a couple of pop fly balls and ended the Eagle rally. Both teams went three up, three down in the seventh inning and the game ended in the Trojans favor with a final score of 8-3. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Biocenter_img Latest Posts admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

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Tommy Talks features student ideas in first event

first_imgTommy Talks hosted its first event in the Annenberg Innovation Lab Saturday night featuring talks by Michelle Lau, Alex Zhang, Logan Heley and Ariel Sobel.Expand your mind · Alex Zhang, a sophomore majoring in business administration, was one of the four Tommy Talks speakers. His talk focused on the creative benefits associated with lucid dreaming. – Zhiliang Zhao | Daily Trojan Tommy Talks was founded last March, and students have been planning the kickoff event since then. Anne Kennedy is the executive director of the program and has taken the lead in establishing and planning Tommy Talks.“I love TED Talks,” she said. “We’re not exactly like them — we’re very unique in our own way — but that’s kind of the inspiration.”The event included four talks on diverse subjects ranging from pornography to politics. The goal is to bring together different leaders on campus to spread their ideas to students whom they wouldn’t normally be able to reach.“I just wanted to give a platform for students to speak about their interests in an easy way online so students who can’t come to the event today can still get to see, and if they’re interested, reach out and connect in ways they haven’t yet at USC,” Kennedy said.The planning committee for Tommy Talks has eight executive teams to help prepare for the event. Students on the teams come from all parts of the school, including at least one from each undergraduate school at USC.“We have such a diverse representation and different ideas coming that it’s really been awesome,” Kennedy said.For this event, Tommy Talks selected the speakers. For future events, though, students will be able to apply online to give a talk.The first speaker, Michelle Lau, is a senior majoring in business administration. Her talk focused on the effect that the porn industry has on both self-image and relationships and the need to be aware of the kind of media people consume.“Porn has hijacked our sexuality,” Lau said.The second speaker, Alex Zhang, is a sophomore studying business administration. His talk, “Expand Your Mind: Lucid Dreaming 101,” centered on the concept and benefits of lucid dreaming.“My friends know me as the lucid dreamer,” Zhang joked. “I used to do school projects on it all the time. It works for everything: psychology, philosophy, biology.”Zhang discussed the positive impact lucid dreaming has on creativity, citing the movie Inception. He also referenced director James Cameron and artist Salvador Dalí, who have both credited lucid dreaming with some of their best ideas.The third speaker, Logan Heley, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism and history, made the argument in his talk that the American political system isn’t, as many people think, broken. He also stressed the importance of Americans, particularly college students, voting in November’s midterm elections to ensure that young voices are heard.“What if, instead of extremism from the right or extremism from the left, we as voters demanded extremism from the center, the people willing to compromise?” he asked.Though Heley’s talk focused on a serious topic, he often used humor to make his points.“It’s no lie that Congress is not popular,” he said. “They’re less popular than cockroaches, Nickelback and traffic — which in L.A., is hard to believe anything can be worse than.”Ariel Sobel, a sophomore majoring in writing for screen and television, gave the final talk. She is a spoken word poet whose writing has been published in the Huffington Post and recognized by two Poet Laureates.Sobel referred to herself as “an emotional nudist.” In her talk, she emphasized the importance of emotional vulnerability and openness, particularly for college students.Daniel Musa, a senior majoring in international relations, attended the event and said that he hopes to be able to give a talk in the future.“I think the toughest part, for me, would be finding a topic that I feel engaged in and that I feel like other people would want to listen to,” Musa said. “[But] I would absolutely be down to do a talk.”He said that other colleges should follow suit in creating similar events on their own campuses.“I actually think this is something that should totally be replicated on other college campuses, even in K-12 education,” Musa said. “I think this sort of forum really empowers students to feel passionate about something and to advocate for it.”The talks will be posted online for further viewing.last_img read more

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Nunoo Mensah: Other disciplines deserve a share of the FIFA World Cup cash

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Ben Nunoo Mensah has expressed his disappointment in the dispute on the allocation of the earnings of the World cup in Brazil. The Ghana FA is expected to cash in an amount of $8million as proceeds by next week as FIFA begins the distribution of its cash price to the 32 countries that participated in the Mundial which ended in July. Nunoo Mensah has condemned calls by some members of the Ghana FA clamoring for the money to be solely invested in football related activities.Speaking on Asempa fm’s Ultimate sports show, he said about 99% of the nations sports budget is channeled to football at the detriment of other sports and therefore returns yielded must be shared equally amongst the least financed sports.“I think the people involved in football in this country are getting everything wrong concerning sports in Ghana. What they need to understand is, football has developed because the least financed sports have been forgone. What would have happened if we all had demanded for our share of the sports budget. Do they think government would have gotten money for them to play their qualifiers and get the World Cup.“Ask the ministry if a penny has been given to me (weightlifting) since I took over as president of the Federation. Meanwhile, we are able to compete in international competitions and win medals for Ghana from individual pockets but when these football people go to competitions, apart from the per diems they also get winning bonuses including the managers,  that is not the case in ours. The money is not football money that is what they should understand. It is government money.” He added.The Ghana FA is however expected to pay back to government chest half of the amount which was transported to pre finance the appearance fees and bonuses of the entire Black Stars contingent to Brazil.The Ghana FA in recent times has been deliberating on plans to judiciously use the remaining $4million to develop football in the country.last_img read more

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Bellator 222 results: Rory MacDonald advances to Welterweight Grand Prix final; Lyoto Machida knocks Chael Sonnen into retirement

first_img– Aaron Pico believes Bellator 222 can be the launching ground for  his restart in the MMA world .- Darrion Caldwell is out to defend his bantamweight title and exact revenge  against Kyoji Horiguchi, considering the Japanese MMA star defeated him in Rizin last December.- Sporting News tabs Patrick Mix as one to watch at Bellator 222 and beyond . Although Gracie managed to take MacDonald down a few times, the champ used plenty of veteran savvy to escape the submission specialist’s threats and even come up with his own takedowns. The latter was on display during the third round, when MacDonald showed solid takedown defense up against the cage, before scoring a big takedown of his own.The takedown & right into side control for @Rory_MacDonald ! #BellatorWGP #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/uydYJyRrTU— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 15, 2019Later in the pivotal round, Gracie rolled and snatched MacDonald’s arm for an armbar attempt, but the champ calmly and brilliantly got up and stepped around the maneuver, freeing up his arm and flashing plenty of technical wizardry along the way. He got back on top of Gracie, ending the pivotal round in charge.Join DAZN to watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhen the two fighters stood in the pocket in the middle of the cage, it was MacDonald catching Gracie with punches, especially his overhand right which landed flush several times throughout the fight.”I felt good,” MacDonald said during his post-fight press conference. “I felt my skills were sharp.”I honestly think I dominated the ground beside his submission attempts,” MacDonald continued moments later.This confident MacDonald was a far cry from the 29-year-old in April, who publicly questioned his desire to dole out damage to another man.KYTE: Ten things we learned from Bellator 222″I don’t regret it totally, I just wish I maybe worded it a litte bit differently,” he added.A reassured MacDonald left no doubts of his fighting desire with his convincing win at Bellator 222. He now advances to the Welterweight Grand Prix final to face Douglas Lima for $1 million put up by rap mogul 50 Cent. Lima entered the cage following MacDonald’s win, as the two exchanged words.🔥 @Rory_MacDonald vs. @PhenomLima II 🔥Get your popcorn ready. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/rDdqxtHxoS— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019MacDonald scored a unanimous decision over Lima in January 2018 to win the welterweight title. Now, he’ll be tasked with defeating him once again in a rematch to keep the hardware.In the co-main event of Bellator 222, Lyoto Machida used a flying knee to drop Chael Sonnen with a thud in the second round, before ending the fight with a thunderstorm of hammerfists. After the bout, Sonnen retired in the cage right then and there. The ride is over. @ChaelSonnen announces that he is retiring. ✊ pic.twitter.com/kNMQEIdIKq— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019 Here’s how Bellator 222 went.( All times Eastern).Bellator 222 live updates, resultsRory MacDonald (c) delivers sharp, efficient performance to defeat Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) in the Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal Round 5:  Here’s the fifth and final round, as the crowd roars in approval. MacDonald letting his hands go freely to start before Gracie closes the space and pushes the champ up against the cage. Gracie takes MacDonald down, mounts him and is looking for a submission. Time is ticking, as the clock dips under three minutes. Two minutes left and Gracie is still on top of MacDonald, grappling and squeezing away, while working and looking for an opening to set something up. Both fighters have their arms locked around each other, with neither able to muster much offense. Under a minute left now. Gracie snatches MacDonald’s ankle with under 20 seconds left and threatens a submission, but the champ is seemingly saved by the bell. It looks like he has done enough to retain his title. Let’s see how the judges score it. (48-47 MacDonald)Round 4:  Both fighters trying to gauge their reach with jabs, before Gracie charges at MacDonald, looking to set up a submission. He has the champ’s back and MacDonald is trying to dump the challenger on his head. Gracie adjusts, but finds MacDonald back on top of him. Gracie is doing a good job of not letting MacDonald’s hands go free, but he’s not going to win rounds like this — on his back. (39-37 MacDonald)Round 3:  An overhand right lands for MacDonald, who follows it up seconds later with the same punch that connects even more flush. Gracie needs to watch out for that punch. Gracie rushes MacDonald, but the champ shows great takedown defense up against the cage. And now MacDonald takes Gracie down with a thud. MacDonald stings Gracie, who’s on his back, with a right hand. That definitely did damage. Gracie rolls and snatches MacDonald’s arm for an armbar attempt, but the champ calmly and brilliantly gets up and steps around the maneuver, freeing up his arm. He’s back on top of Gracie and trying to let his hands loose. (29-28 MacDonald)Round 2:  Gracie takes MacDonald down early in the round. Of course, he’s thinking submission, having won eight of his nine fights by submission. He’s working on MacDonald’s ankle, twisting it, but the Canadian powers out and is back on his feet. MacDonald has never been submitted, but you already know that Gracie is going to try to change that. Gracie goes for another takedown, but MacDonald lands on top of the challenger and is trying to let his hands go, but Gracie is holding onto the champ’s arms tightly. The champ still has Gracie mounted, but there’s no much action going on at the moment. MacDonald just misses with a scraping elbow that would have done damage. Close round, with the slight nod to Gracie, but I could see how you could score it for MacDonald, too. (19-19)Round 1:  Both MacDonald and Gracie come out swinging. MacDonald sidesteps a check leg kick from Gracie. Left lands for MacDonald followed by a head kick, as Gracie nods, acknowledging the champ’s attack. Gracie doubles up on the jab, connecting with both and drops the champ a few seconds later. But MacDonald pops right up and hasn’t lost a step. MacDonald lands a stinging uppercut, but Gracie just eats it and keeps moving forward. Gracie attempts a kick, MacDonald catches his leg, walks his challenger down and lands a stiff right up against the cage. Gracie momentarily catches MacDonald’s kick attempt, but “The Red King” snatches his foot back. (10-9 MacDonald)12:30 a.m.:  The winner of this fight advances to face Douglas Lima in the Welterweight Grand Prix final for $1 million put up by 50 Cent.12:28 a.m.:  And here comes the champ, “The Red King,” Rory MacDonald.12:26 a.m.:  It’s time for the main event, as Rory MacDonald puts his welterweight title on the line against Neiman Gracie in the Welterweight Grand Prix semifinal. Out to the cage first is Neiman Gracie, who’s looking to win his first world title.12:15 a.m.:  “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m walking away,” the 42-year-old Sonnen said, retiring right in the cage. You got to know when to walk away. With 49 pro fights under his belt, Sonnen (31-17-1) thinks it’s time to walk away and it seems like the smart move. The ride is over. @ChaelSonnen announces that he is retiring. ✊ pic.twitter.com/kNMQEIdIKq— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019Sonnen told Sporting News earlier in the week how he recently got his own studio half a mile from his home specifically meant for him to record his YouTube commentary. So, there’s definitely a career after fighting for Sonnen.Co-main event: Lyoto Machida blasts Chael Sonnen with knees from hell for second-round TKO; Light HeavyweightsRound 2:  Machida again with a knee to Sonnen’s head, dropping him with a thud. The Brazilian jumps on Sonnen and is pounding him out with hammerfists. The ref steps in and this one is over. At 41, Lyoto Machida is still one baaad man.  The Flying Knee did the trick for @lyotomachidafw 💪 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/UJEocCqWnT— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019 Round 1:  Sonnen rushes Machida to start off, trying in earnest to take “The Dragon” down. But Machida isn’t budging, as he holds his position. Here comes the first kick from Machida. Sonnen lands a right, but Machida returns fire. Sonnen takes Machida down and now has his back. His attempt for a choke quickly ended, as the MMA veterans are now up against the cage. Machida lands two blistering kicks to Sonnen’s ribs, before launching an explosive knee that drops “The American Gangster” with a thud. Machida jumps on him, pounding him with fists. Sonnen is hurt and hanging on. That knee was vicious as it landed flush on Sonnen’s chin. Sonnen’s wife is yelling “40 seconds!” to encourage him to hang on. (10-8 Machida)12:00 a.m.:  It’s midnight and this co-main event is just about to start.11:57 p.m.:  And now Machida is making his way into the cage.11:56 p.m.:  Here comes Sonnen, who vows to fall on top of Machida and smother him if “The Dragon” attempts a kick.11:45 p.m.:  The co-main event, pitting Lyoto Machida against Chael Sonnen is next. Sonnen has maintained all along that he wants to exact revenge for his Team Quest stablemates Randy Couture and Dan Henderson, considering Machida beat both in the UFC.Dillon Danis thoroughly dominates Max Humphrey en route to armbar submission11:42 p.m.:  Danis had Max Humphrey’s back for most of the first round, before snatching his arm and yanking it back for the armbar submission four minutes and 28 seconds into the fight. Impressive, dominant showing for Danis. . @DillonDanis Improves To 2-0 💯 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/6aJF3grm1d— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019He called out Rory MacDonald and Jon Jones after the fight, calling himself the “best in the world.”11:35 p.m.:  Next up is Dillon Danis vs. Max Humphrey at a catchweight of 175 pounds. This fight is just about to start.Patrick Mix chokes out Ricky Bandejas in 66 seconds11:30 p.m.:  That was quite the impressive Bellator debut for Patrick Mix. Just look how easy he made this submission look. Welcome to @BellatorMMA , Patrick Mix! 👏 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/IksBp8u0fl— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019 11:22 p.m.:  50 Cent now sitting cageside just as the opening bell sounds on Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix. The latter must have taken notice at the rap mogul’s presence. Mix swiftly climbed Bandejas’ back and choked him out in 66 seconds, before yelling to 50 Cent, “Easy! Let me meet you!”Juan Archuleta slept Eduardo Dantas with second-round KO; Featherweights11:17 p.m.:  The emphatic victory drives Archuleta’s winning streak to 18-0. That was as vicious a KO as you’ll ever see. And Archuleta didn’t hesitate to call out the newly-crowned bantamweight champion for a title shot afterward. “HORIGUCHI! WHERE YOU AT⁉” #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/Bo0oR9KyRZ— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019  11:10 p.m.:  Great sign, as Dantas sits up on his own.11:07 p.m.:  Eduardo Dantas letting his fists fly, but gets a little careless. Archuleta ducks under a punch aimed his way and drops Dantas with an overhand right that knocks Dantas out cold with one second remaining in the second round, as his head bounces off the canvas. He’s laying motionless in the cage, as medical personnel tend to him and are preparing to load him onto a stretcher. That was one cold-blooded, unforgiving knockout. LETHAL. 🔥 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/4JL5RZOhWb— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019 11:00 p.m.:  An even first round there, with both Dantas and Archuleta trying to feel each other out. How did Archuleta remain on his feet following this, though? 👊💥 @JArchMMA eats a spinning back fist from @DuDuDantasMMA and stays on his feet! #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/l9oG15uDDx— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 15, 2019 10:55 p.m.:  This featured featherweight clash between Eduardo Dantas and Juan Archuleta is underway.Kyoji Horiguchi takes bantamweight strap with unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) over Darrion Caldwell10:45 p.m.:  Judges score it a unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) in favor of the winner … and new bantamweight champion, Kyoji Horiguchi. When the two were on their feet, which wasn’t much in this bout, Horiguchi seemed like the more active fighter and aggressor. But worth a unanimous decision win? I could see a split decision, but not sure about it being ruled unanimous. TWO BELT CHAMP 🇺🇸🇯🇵 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/d2fKO5UzrE— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019 10:43 p.m.:  Horiguchi swings for the fences early in the fifth and final round, only for Caldwell to lay on top of him much to the dismay of the Garden crowd, which is booing both fighters. Rapper Casanova is sitting cageside and leading the boos. Final bell sounds. Any pockets where the two were on their fight and could have been striking was quickly closed off and slowed down with grappling that ate up plenty of time in this fight. Let’s see how judges score this one. 10:30 p.m.: Caldwell scores another takedown in round two.Wasn’t easy, but @TheWolfMMA scores that takedown in round two.Watch the #Bellator222 main card with @DAZN_USA in the 🇺🇸 and @SkySports in the 🇬🇧. pic.twitter.com/9MYvYYN0i8— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 15, 2019But Horiguchi threatens a choke in the third and spends most of the round on top of Caldwell, giving the NC State All-American wrestler bitter grappling medicine of his own. The champ manages to power out of it, though, ending the round on his feet and delivering a knee to Horiguchi.10:18 p.m.:  Caldwell attempted three quick head kicks to make Horiguchi backpedal enough to rush the Japanese MMA star and take him down. While grinding him out against the cage, Caldwell did land some crisp punches. Let’s see if the champ can open up his offense even further in the second round.10:10 p.m.:  “The Wolf” enters the cage to the late, great Nipsey Hussle’s “Last Time That I Checc’d.” This fight is just moments away now.10:00 p.m.: The   Bellator 222 main card kicks off with Darrion Caldwell putting his bantamweight title on the line against Kyoji Horiguchi. During Rizin 14 this past December in Japan, Horiguchi submitted Caldwell by guillotine choke, but Caldwell promises a repeat episode won’t happen on American soil in the rematch. Let’s see if Caldwell is indeed right or if Horiguchi has his number.  Will @TheWolfMMA tie it up 1-1? #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/pgoBh1kQ28— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) June 15, 2019 9:45 p.m.:  Fedor Emelianenko in the house. 🐐 in the 🏠 #Bellator222 pic.twitter.com/1ZieFor5Xr— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 15, 2019 9:41 p.m.:  Brandon Polcare just defeated Brandon Medina by first-round submission (guillotine choke) in the last prelim fight before the main card begins at 10:00 p.m. tonight. 9:32 p.m.:  Xhema took Francois’ back and pummeled him with fists and elbows until the ref had to stop the action in the second round.9:30 p.m.:  The crowd here at MSG is getting louder fight after fight.9:18 p.m.:  Beneduce gets the unanimous decision win over Rivera. Kastriot Xhema vs. Whitney Francois up next.9:00 p.m.: Featherweights John Beneduce and Kenny Rivera are in the cage now, as prelim action continues.8:54 p.m.: Taylor Turner just finished Heather Hardy with a first-round TKO (punches). She was all over her until the ref stepped in and stopped the action. It’s clear that Hardy, a world champion boxer, needs more work in MMA. But she’s definitely dedicated to learning and improving, so let’s see how she responds in the cage next time around.8:47 p.m.: Here at Madison Square Garden, where Bellator 222 prelims are still in action. The crowd is still buzzed from Adam Borics’ flying-knee followed by punches for a second-round TKO to finish Aaron Pico and remain undefeated. Wow, that was some shot! MAMMA MIA! 😱Adam Borics KOs Aaron Pico with a flying knee! 💥 pic.twitter.com/plF1K2KLSO— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 15, 2019Meanwhile, Pico, who was once thought to be the hottest prospect in MMA, has dropped two straight fights and is 4-3 as a pro.Bellator 222 fight cardMain cardRory MacDonald (c) def. Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) in the Welterweight Grand Prix semifinal to retain welterweight titleLyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen via second-round TKO (punches); Light Heavyweights Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey by first-round submission (armbar); Catchweight (175 pounds) Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bandejas via first-round submission (rear-naked choke); Bantamweights Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Dantas by second-round KO (punch); FeatherweightsKyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to become new bantamweight championPreliminary card resultsBrandon Polcare def. Brandon Medina by first-round submission (guillotine choke); FlyweightsKastriot Xhema def. Whitney Francois via second-round TKO (punches); Catchweight (165 pounds) John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27); Featherweights Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy via first-round TKO (punches); Flyweights Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico by second-round TKO (punches after flying knee); Featherweights Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28); Flyweights Lindsey VanZandt def. Rena Kubota by first-round submission (rear-naked choke); Catchweights (112 pounds)Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer via first-round submission (triangle choke); Welterweights Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27); Bantamweights Robson Gracie def. Oscar Vera via first-round submission (armbar); Welterweights Marcus Surin def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev by split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27); LightweightsPhil Hawes def. Michael Wilcox via first-round doctor’s stoppage; Middleweights Bellator 222 latest news- Everything you need to know about how to watch Bellator 222, headlined by MacDonald vs. Gracie , with Machida vs. Sonnen serving as the co-main event .- Rory MacDonald speaks with Sporting News about the clarity he needed to get to continue fighting after expressing doubts in April.- Neiman Gracie wants to win his first world title as a proving point to himself more than adding to his legendary family’s name.- Lyoto Machida started cooking as a hobby a few years back. Well, that culinary arts hobby has become a passion that’s fueling the 41-year-old’s fighting career, as the Brazilian veteran explains.- Heather Hardy is a regular at Barclays Center in Brooklyn fighting as a boxing champion. But she also has a special place in her heart for Madison Square Garden , where she continues her MMA career Friday night. NEW YORK — Rory MacDonald silenced any critics who questioned his fighting desire — and more importantly reassured himself of his MMA hunger — as he delivered a sharp, efficient performance to score a unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) over Neiman Gracie and successfully defend his welterweight title in the Welterweight Grand Prix semifinal at Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden during the wee hours of Saturday night. Sporting News scored it 48-47 for MacDonald.From the opening bell, “The Red King” shook off any self-doubt that he had in April, when he questioned his desire to inflict harm, by attacking Gracie with stinging punches.last_img read more

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Courier honors Track & Field stars at All-City Sports Awards

first_imgSchenley swept the boys and girls overall titles this year led by Elizabeth Rose, Kaleah Rose, and DeAndre Black who combined to win eight events. The Spartans closed out their proud athletic history winning 10 of the past 11 girls team track titles. The Spartans’ boys won seven of the past eight City track championships they were eligible for. The New Pittsburgh Courier added something new this year to it’s 2011 All-City Awards Luncheon. The June 4 event honored the winners of the City League Track and Field championships that were held on May 14. STRENGTH, AGILITY, AND SPEED—Schenley’s shotput champion Kamren Lewis is pictured with sisters Amber and Kayla Key, who attend CAPA but run for Westinghouse, and Shequala Bey from Westinghouse. Amber won a gold in the1600 meters and Kayla won the 200 meters. Shaquala was a multiple winner capturing the long jump and triple jump. (Courier Photo/J.L. Martello) last_img read more

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