Batesville 7th grade improved to 9-1 on the season with a 43-17 victory over Sunman Dearborn Middle School. It was an all-around team effort that propelled Batesville to victory. Batesville was very tough on defense that limited the opponent on offense. Scoring for the dogs was Carson Laker(11), Jacob Stenger(8), Will Jaisle(5), Cade Kaiser(4), Grant Goldsmith(3), Javier Jimenez(3), Mason Jones(3), Gage Pohlman(2), Keegan Walke(2), and Jake Chapman(2).8th grade fell to Sunman Dearborn 35-31. The Bulldogs got off to a good start leading 20-15 at halftime with the help of Conner Drake offensively scoring 13 points. It was close all night but ultimately could not capitalize on enough opportunities late in the game. Drake was the leading scorer with 13 points, followed by Jack Grunkemeyer (7), Sam Johnson (4), Chris Lewis (3), Carter Bohman (2), and Brendan Heiser (2). 8th grade moves to 6-4 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ty Burcham.
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – Captain Kieron Pollard has urged his side to pay attention to the small details and improve their bowling discipline, as they seek to come from behind and win the three-match Twenty20 series against Ireland.Labelling those areas as the “one percenters”, Pollard said doing the small things properly was often the difference between winning and losing a cricket match, and said the Windies had been guilty of not paying attention to these details.West Indies slumped to a narrow four-run defeat to Ireland in Wednesday’s opening T20 International here, to leave themselves with the challenge of winning the next two matches in St Kitts at the weekend in order to avoid a third straight T20 series defeat.“The attitude of some of the guys in the field – that cost nothing. It’s just a matter of showing up for 120 balls and again, the discipline was out the window again with the wides and no-balls,” Pollard pointed out.“(There were problems with) backing up and misfielding and when we’re batting, not having that urgency running between the wickets.“We know we’re a good power-hitting team but again when the singles are there, when the twos are there we need to run hard between the wickets and not just settle for one.“We saw that when Ireland were batting – they hit the ball to a fieldsman and they ran and that is something we didn’t do. At the end of the day, it’s all a learning experience. I was very, very disappointed we didn’t get over the line because we were in the chase for most of the way.He added: “But it was good to see the batsmen coming out with that sort of intent and that sort of intensity. We have a couple things to speak about (as a team) and now we move on to St Kitts.”West Indies were under pressure from early as Paul Stirling (95) and Kevin O’Brien (48) smashed a record 93 inside the first power-play, before going on to add 154 for the first wicket.Though West Indies eventually pulled the scoring back, they found themselves chasing 209 which proved insurmountable, as only opener Evin Lewis with 53 and Pollard with 31, managed to really get going.“Ireland came out and came hard and they took the initiative in the first 10 overs or so but I thought the bowlers really came back well when we decided to bowl one side of the wicket and tried to execute our skills,” Pollard said.“I thought Hayden Walsh in all the carnage that was taking place – he bowled four overs on the trot – was consistent with his line and length as well. So there are still some positives in the bowling aspect but we need to execute our skills properly.”He continued: “Batting-wise, all the way through we were in with a chance but in the last overs we let it slip.”
The 1920s milk bottle….it’s still in a ditch near DunreeAN intact piece of North West history has been found in a Donegal ditch.A 90-year-old milk bottle had been left among the reeds near Dunree in Inishowen sometime in the 1920s. And it was still there.And when photographer Scott McClintock stumbled upon it, he was amazed it had survived the test of time. “I trekked up the side of a mountain somewhere in Dunree to get a few shots of the beautiful surroundings,” said Scott.“On my travels towards the top I stumbled across an old glass milk bottle that had been sat upright in amongst the reeds.“It caught my eye and it looked interesting enough to make me want to get down and read the print.“It was at that point that I noticed it came from Derry and it belonged to a company or farm called “The Old City Dairy Ltd” and it looked quite old, but it was still intact. Scott discovered this particular bottle had a 3 year run under the name “The Old City Dairy Ltd” before becoming “City Dairy”.It had a run from 1922-1925. City Dairy ran from 1925-1977 (52 years).On the face, in brown lettering is “Cream Lined Milk”, below that in a band is “The Old City Dairy Ltd”, fresh cream daily, telephone no.264357/8 Derry. Embossed on the neck is 1 pint – 568ml, on the bottom is 568ml 15mm – 1312-23 with 7 dots around it.But Scott didn’t take the bottle home. “I have noticed that people collect and sell these bottles as they are quite rare, but at the time I just left it in its original location as it made me wonder how long it has been sitting there before I seen it,” added Scott.INTACT 90-YEAR-OLD MILK BOTTLE FOUND LYING IN DONEGAL DITCH was last modified: August 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDunreemilk bottle
Retiring state Sen. Don Benton of Vancouver says he is headed to D.C. to serve on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.It’s the latest twist in the Republican’s long political career.Like President-elect Trump, Benton, who served two decades in the Legislature before declining to seek re-election, is a polarizing figure.He was known in the Legislature for his passionate advocacy for his constituents, in particular veterans, and for his bullying of a fellow Republican lawmaker after she didn’t support his bid for Republican caucus chair.He recently sued Clark County for $2 million over his brief stint as the director of the county’s Environmental Services Department.Benton initially managed Trump’s campaign in Washington. After the Republican National Convention, he was tapped to run the campaign in six states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.Trump won three of those states. Benton says Trump was pleased with how much he accomplished on a limited budget.“Over the campaign period, the president-elect and I developed a very good relationship. He trusts me. I trust him,” he said.Back in June, the D.C. political newspaper and website The Hill called Benton someone who had the candidate’s ear “to an unusual degree,” and listed him as a key influence alongside better known campaign insiders like Jeff Sessions and Paul Manafort.Benton says the transition team asked him not to discuss the details of his new assignment, but said that it will likely last for several months.