Wildcats Coed Varsity Track Finishes 7th Place At Sectionals At Borden High School

first_imgNew Albany High School672 Floyd Central High School2102.5 Columbus North High School1132 Franklin County High School767 Lawrenceburg High School961 North Harrison High School3101.5 Seymour High School1055center_img SchoolPlacePoints On Saturday, May 19, Franklin County made the long travel to Borden High School to compete in Sectionals. After a half an hour rain delay, the teams were able to compete for the title. The top three teams would advance to regionals the following week. Many athletes for Franklin County beat their PR’s throughout the day and left it all on the track. Unfortunately, after a couple scratches in events and facing tough competition, Franklin County was not able to advance to regionals. Franklin County thanks their seniors, Allyson Klei, Sugar Shane, Kendyl Brack, Trevor Murray, and Braydon Ertel for all they have done for Unified Track over the past years and wishes them the best in the future. As for the team, they look to come back stronger next year and compete for the sectional title.Placing top 3 in their heat were Braydon Ertel (Shot Put), Trevor Murray (Long Jump), Allyson Klei (Shot Put), Kendyl Brack (Long Jump), Sydney Stokes (400M Dash), and Sugar Shane (100M Dash).Scores100M Dash:Sugar Shane 15.95Kennedy Kiracofe 17.47Allyson Klei 20.99400M Dash:Sydney Stokes 1:21.49Kinsey Murray 1:25.21Audra Lovins 2:30.86Long Jump:Trevor Murray 16’8″Kendyl Brack 10’10”Audra Lovins 2’6″Shot Put:Braydon Ertel 43’4.5″Sugar Shane 23’1.5″Emily Murray 21’1″Allyson Klei 17’3″ Columbus East High School482 Jennings County High School866 Borden High School579last_img read more

Maharaj, Rabada bowl Proteas to big win

first_imgSOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 496 for 3 decl. (D. Elgar 199, H. Amla 137, A. Markram 97)BANGLADESH 1st innings 320 (M. Haque 77, Mahmudullah 66)SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings 247 for 6 decl. (F. du Plessis 81, T. Bavuma 71)BANGLADESH 2nd innings (overnight 49-3; Target: 424 runs)Tamim Iqbal b M. Morkel 0Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Maharaj 32Mominul Haque lbw b M. Morkel 0Mushfiqur Rahim c Amla b Rabada 16Mahmudullah b Rabada 9Liton Das lbw b Rabada 4Sabbir Rahman lbw b Maharaj 4Mehidy Hasan not out 15Taskin Ahmed lbw b Maharaj 4Shafiul Islam run-out 2Mustafizur Rahman c & b Maharaj 1Extras: (b-1, nb-2) 3Total: (all out, 32.4 overs) 90Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-49, 4-55, 5-62, 6-67, 7-67, 8-71, 9-75.Bowling:M. Morkel 5.2-2-19-2 (nb-1), K. Rabada 10-3-33-3 (nb-1), D. Olivier 5.4-1-12-0, K. Maharaj 10.4-1-25-4, A. Phehlukwayo 1-1-0-0. POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) – Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj ran through the Bangladesh batting order to lead South Africa to an emphatic 333-run victory in the first Test as the visitors capitulated meekly on the final morning yesterday.Resuming at Senwes Park on 49 for three and hoping to provide some stubborn resistance, Bangladesh were dismissed for just 90 with Rabada returning figures of 3-33 and Maharaj 4-25 as South Africa took the last seven wickets for 41 runs.Rabada claimed three quick wickets, starting with captain Mushfiqur Rahim, to more than fill the void left by the injury to fellow strike bowler Morne Morkel, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a side strain he suffered on Sunday.Hashim Amla took a sharp catch off Rabada in the third over of the morning to see Mushfiqur depart for 16, setting off a quick procession of batsmen. Mahmudullah was then bowled for nine and Liton Das next adjudged leg-before as he padded up to an inswinger from Rabada.Maharaj chipped in with two more lbws to leave Bangladesh on 73-8 at the first drinks break after just an hour’s play. Rabada then ran out Shafiul Islam, attempting an unnecessary third run, and Mustafizur Rahman was the last wicket to fall as Maharaj bagged a caught-and-bowled.Mehidy Hasan was the not-out batsman on 15. South Africa had scored 493-3 and 247-6, both declared, in their two innings, while Bangladesh responded with 320 in their first innings.The second Test starts in Bloemfontein on Friday, where a livelier pitch is expected after the track in Potchefstroom proved flat throughout the five days.last_img read more

Football: Can defense return to 2017 form following poor 2018?

first_imgSummer is finally over and the Wisconsin Badgers are back.Back like their dominant 13-1 2017 season? Maybe not completely. But after a disappointing 8-5 season during which they barely managed a winning record against Big Ten opponents, Head Coach Paul Chryst’s team is taking strides back toward 2017 form.Lost in disappointing year for Badger football, Jonathan Taylor ready to finish historic seasonIf I told you before the season began that Jonathan Taylor would be entering the Badgers’ bowl game with 1,989 Read…That team was built on a stingy defense, a strong offensive line and a game manager at quarterback handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor 25 times a game.The difference between the team’s success in 2017 and the lack thereof in 2018? The stingy defense.Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard’s 2017 defense ranked third in the nation with only 13.9 points allowed per game, and the team as a whole paced the country with an SRS score — a statistic which takes into account point differential and strength of schedule — of 22.61.The 2018 defense? They finished the year 34th in the country with 22.6 points allowed per game, 100 more points allowed in total than the 2017 team and an SRS of 7.67, good for just 30th in the nation.This decrease in defensive production not only affected the Badgers statistically, but also significantly lowered their ability to close games. While part of 2018’s 8-5 record can be attributed to the injury of Alex Hornibrook and a weakened receiver core, the loss of a stalwart defensive played an extremely large role in exacerbating the existing problems on offense.Much of the dropoff can be attributed to Chryst and Leonhard saying goodbye to seven defensive starters, most notably leaders of the unit Leon Jacobs, Nick Nelson, Alec James and Natrell Jamerson. And while the linebacking core of T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly — the team’s two leading tacklers — returned for 2018, the cast of new faces on the defensive line and in the secondary hurt Leonhard’s unit immensely.Football: Four former Badgers selected in 2019 NFL DraftThe NFL Draft has come and gone, and several former Badgers are now employed to play at the next level. Read…Specifically, Leonhard’s secondary in 2017 only allowed a 48.6 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks, a number which jumped up to 58 percent with his young secondary in 2018.His 2017 defensive line only allowed 98.4 rush yards per game, .5 touchdowns per game and a yards-per-carry average of 3.2. His new-look 2018 line conceded a whopping 155.1 rush yards per game, 1.3 rushing touchdowns per game and a yards-per-carry clip of 4.4.In total, Leonhard’s 2017 defense gave up 262 yards per game. In 2018 that number was 344.Now with the 2019 season underway, Leonhard returns the majority of the secondary and defensive line. And though he and Chryst lost defensive leaders Connelly and Edwards to the NFL, Chris Orr returns to lead the defense and will line up behind a vastly improved defensive line that is headlined by senior Zack Baun and junior Isaiahh Loudermilk.This formula, a strong and athletic defensive line paired with tough, veteran linebackers, is what brought Chryst’s 2017 team one drive away from the College Football Playoff and is what will determine whether the 2019 defense can return to that dominant form.Friday night against South Florida, all signs pointed towards the return of Wisconsin’s defense as we know it.From the first drive of the game the defense’s experience, talent and improvement were apparent, and the unit shut out USF Head Coach Charlie Strong’s explosive offense. The final score, 49–0, didn’t even tell the whole story on how dominant the defense was.South Florida’s final statistics: nine total first downs, three of 16 on third and fourth downs, 157 total yards, 26 rushing yards and three turnovers including one returned for a touchdown.The last time Wisconsin allowed fewer than 30 rushing yards in a game was Sept. 30, 2017 against Northwestern. It was also 2017 when the Badgers last shut out an opponent.On top of an already-impressive game defending against South Florida’s rushing attack, the Badgers also managed to largely shut down veteran senior QB Blake Barnett. The defense held him to just 131 yards passing for the entire night and managed to also force two interceptions.This impressive performance points toward signs of a revamped secondary that barely weathered a storm of injuries and lack of experience last season.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…If it hasn’t been made apparent already, Friday night’s game bled shades of 2017 and is pointing toward a great season in Madison.If Orr, Sanborn and the defensive line can continue to control the run game and pressure opposing QB like they did on Friday and like the 2017 unit was able to do, expect the defense to build upon its impressive week one showing and bring the Badgers to the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis.Tough tests certainly remain for the Badgers throughout the season, including multiple high-powered threats such as The Ohio State University offense and Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez.It remains to be seen whether or not the Badgers defense will be able to hold up to its performance against South Florida. More importantly, it remains to be seen whether or not they can live up to the defense expectations set by their highly impressive 2017 season.If they don’t, and teams like Northwestern, Minnesota and Michigan are able to run the ball like they did last season against Chryst’s team, expect another subpar year and more never-ending Graham Mertz talk as the 2020 season approaches.last_img read more