Shelby County, In. — A crop-dusting helicopter crashed Friday night in Shelby County killing the pilot Friday night.Reports indicate the aircraft went down around 6:25 p.m. in northeastern Shelby County near the Rush county line. The pilot, has not named and was the only occupant.Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating and say they have little evidence as to why the Bell 47 helicopter crashed.The helicopter pilot has been identified as Kerry D. Lee, 52, of Mooresville.
Wins for Essequibo, West Demerara, Upper and Lower Corentyne …Royston Crandon was the day’s top scorer with 101 off 121 ballsROUND one of the Jaguars 50-Overs franchise cricket league began yesterday throughout Guyana.Over at the Imam Bacchus ground in Essequibo, the hosts took on West Berbice in a 30-a-side fixture with the former batting first and putting up 189 for 9.Kevon Boodie top-scored with 35 while Kemol Savory and Ricardo Adams each scored 34 runs. West Berbician off-spinner Kelvin Sinclair grabbed 4 wickets for 30 runs, Wakar Hassan 2 for 12 while Keyron Fraser and Krishandat Ramoo collected a wicket each for 34 runs.In the end, Essequibo won by 79 runs.Over at Port Mourant, East Coast won the toss and took to the crease, making 252 all out in 48.4 overs thanks to Kamesh Yadram 41 and Ramnarine Chatura 57 not out.Upper Corentyne, in reply, defeated East Coast reaching their target with a wicket to spare after Lindel Lewis top-scored with 66 while Kandasammy Surujnarine was unbeaten on 64. Balchand Baldeo also contributed 42 to the scoreboard. Kamesh Yadram picked up five for 47 runs with Bhaskar Yadram and Waslim Haslim supporting with 3 and 1 ¬¬¬¬wickets respectively.Over at the Albion ground, Georgetown won the toss and inserted Lower Corentyne to have a first knock in which they posted 249 for 6 at the end of their 50 overs. Jonathon Foo hit 34 off 43 balls while middle-order batsman Royston Crandon top-scored with 101 off 121 balls. Devon Clements and Jason Sinclair contributed with 35 and 38 runs respectively.Bowling for Georgetown, Paul Wintz and Ashmead Nedd picked up 2 wickets each for 48 and 27 runs in that order.Young Franchise player, Ramaal Lewis also picked up a wicket along with Steven Sankar. Georgetown in reply failed to reach their target, crumbling for 136 still short by 113 runs after 38 overs.Shemroy Barrington top-scored with 29 off 29 balls, while Lewis and Wintz each added 22. Veerasammy Permaul bagged 4 wickets for 26 while Royston Crandon picked up 3 wickets for 11 runs.West Demerara vice-captain Tagenarine Chanderpaul top-scored with an unbeaten 70, pushing his team to 167 all out in 41.2 overs. Safras Esau also added 35 to the score while the team crumbled to the bowling of East Bank’s Ronaldo Ali Mohamed and Trevor France who each picked up 3 wickets for 26 and 29 runs respectively.Chasing 168, East Bank folded for 136 all out in 37.3 overs with Steven Jacobs hitting 28 while Sachin Singh supported with 23 and Quazim Yusuf 22. West Demerara’s bowling line-up put up a fight with Romario Shepherd attaining 3 for 23 and Richie Looknauth supporting with 3 for 32.West Demerara won by 32 runs.Round two will be played tomorrow with East Coast challenging Georgetown at the GCC ground. Essequibo will take on East Bank at Imam Bacchus,Lower Corentyne will face Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant ground while West Berbice will oppose West Demerara at Bush Lot ground from 09:30hrs.
GREG DIXON/Herald photoWith the Badgers playing well in seemingly every aspect oftheir game, the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team beat Indiana-PurdueFort Wayne Sunday, 85-69.Seniors Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks scored 26 and 19points, respectively, but freshman forward Tara Steinbauer proved to be theteam’s catalyst, scoring a career-high 16 points and grabbing six rebounds inthe victory.In her first start as a Badger, Steinbauer came out strong,scoring the teams first seven points on her way to 10 first-half points.”We really just wanted to have some energy, and she’s got apersonality with energy to start with,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said.”The fact is that she catches the ball and she finishes. It’s pretty simple.”With two of its tallest players out due to injuries, IPFWwas challenged in the key on seemingly every possession, and it showed, as theBadgers outscored IPFW 40-14 on points in the paint.”When you look at the size that Wisconsin has and the sizethat we don’t have, we wanted to try to go in,” IPFW head coach Chris Paulsaid. “We just couldn’t, because they kept bringing big body after big bodyafter big body off the bench and we just didn’t have the ability to scoreinside.”As a result, the Mastadons were forced to utilize theiroutside shooters, and wound up firing off a Kohl Center record 37 3-pointattempts. This strategy yielded some success for IPFW, which trailed 44-36 atthe half, but Wisconsin’s post presence was too much for the small IPFW lineup.In the first half, IPFW shot seven for 19 from beyond thethree-point arch, keeping them in the game, but Wisconsin and its tough defenseheld the Mastadons to 25 percent in the second half.”I liked the way we started the second half. We came out andhit a shot right away and that helps us,” Stone said. “We made some adjustments.… Overall, I’m real proud of our team in coming back home.”The game began with back-and-forth scoring, each team utilizingits strengths to bring the game to 17-15 with 12:51 left in the first half.The Mastadons were led by star guard Johnna Carlisle-Lewis,who scored 17 points in the first half, making three 3-pointers.”We talked a lot about [Johnna] Lewis-Carlisle,” Stone said.”That’s a special player right there. The girl is 5’5” and has a tremendoushesitation [move], can shoot the three and get to the basket.”But Lewis-Carlisle was not enough to contain an energizedWisconsin team out of the half. With a sense of urgency, and with its startersback on the floor, Wisconsin went on a 23-5 run to extend their lead to 67-41with 12:59 left in the game.Jolene Anderson was the star of the second half, scoring 16points to help the Badgers pull away. Her stat line was very impressive, witheight rebounds and six assists to go along with her point total.With the Badgers leading by 26, Stone took out thestarters and let the bench get playing time.
Femi Solaja with agency reportDespite John Mikel Obi’s preference of club over country, the days of the Super Eagles captain are not over yet with the senior national team.Mikel who captained Nigeria to the last World Cup finals in Russia last week turn down the chance to return to the team for the two matches played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. Instead, the former Chelsea midfielder opted to focus on club duties, helping Middlesbrough’s push for promotion from the Championship to the prestigious English Premier League.Mikel has returned to form since dumping the Chinese Super League to return to life in English football. Now, he’s in the thick of action, giving 100 percent in Boro’s drive to return to the Premier League, starting with their clash against league leaders Norwich City this weekend.This perhaps informed why he shunned the chance to rejoin Super Eagles as the Nigerian team was rounding off the AFCON 2019 qualifiers with the dead-rubber game against Seychelles and the international friendly with Egypt.The 31-year-old has not played for Nigeria since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but remains part of manager Gernot Rohr’s plans as the German prepares his charges for the 2019 AFCON in June and July.The Franco-German gaffer told Africanfootball.com recently that Mikel remains in his plans so long as he’s fit and plays regularly for Boro.“He told me it is not the moment to return but if Obi Mikel is very fit again and has the motivation, then the door is open.“I am not like Joachim Low who announced that three of his players are definitely out of the German national team, I never say that because you never know what can happen.“We are watching and will see if he can come back. We also need experience in our team, we have so many young players,” concludes Rohr.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram