Batesville CYO Deanery Basketball Scores (11-18)

first_imgBatesville CYO Deanery Basketball ScoresSunday  (11-18)St. Louis-1 was defeated by St. Michael’s 43-38. This was a game of 2 halves. The 1st half saw St. Louis-1 play fairly well as they led 30-18. The 2nd half was controlled by St Michaels’s as they would out score St. Louis-1 25 to 8. As well as we played in the 1st half, we played that poorly in the 2nd half. We turned the ball over way too many times and didn’t shot the ball well at all. I was really disappointed in our effort in the 2nd half, but these are things we can fix.STL scoring. Sam Giesting 9, Nathan Eckstien 8, Adam Cox 8, Lane Oesterling 5, George Ritter 4, Gus Cooper 3, Cooper Williams 2, Alex Smith 1.St. Louis-2 started their season off on a winning note as they held off Holy Family 52-50. St. Louis-2 jumped out to an early to lead 21-15 after the 1st period. Holy Family would not go away as the game would remain close the entire game. Sam Haskamp’s 3 point shot was offline and that would give St. Louis-2 the win. We played pretty well for our first game. We did just enough to secure the win.STL scoring. John Thompson 21, Calvin Sherwood 10, Chrisine Anderson 7, Drew Kiefer 7, Kurt Siefert 3, Jack Abplanalp 2,  Joey Gutzwiller 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coaches Roger Dietz and Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

Volleyball: Multiple Badgers take home Big Ten honors

first_imgAdding to the already successful 2015 regular season the Wisconsin volleyball team had, four Badgers were awarded Big Ten honors Tuesday night. Only a day from postseason play for Wisconsin, these players would like to keep the success that earned these accolades continuing.Lauren CarliniSetter of the Year, first-team all-Big TenLauren Carlini solidified her rise to dominance during the 2015 campaign in which she averaged 11.91 assists per set (most in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation) and a hitting percentage of .253. Her leadership guided a Badgers program from a shaky start to the No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament while playing every set of every match. She was one of seven unanimous selections for this honor.Most impressive match: Nov. 18 vs. IllinoisFacing No. 18 Illinois in Champaign, the Badgers and Fighting Illini traded blows for five grueling sets. Down 11-9 in the fifth set, Carlini stepped up and delivered four noteworthy assists to help Wisconsin break out on a 6-1 run and steal the match from Illinois’ grasp. That night, Carlini tallied a season-high 57 assists.Haleigh NelsonFirst-team all-Big TenHaleigh Nelson entered the season as a question mark, and ended it being recognized as one of the top players in her conference. After spending the offseason retooling her skills and growing her confidence, Nelson returned to Madison to showcase a matured offensive prowess. Her 2.65 kills per set, team-leading .27 aces per set and 1.27 blocks per set (fifth in the Big Ten and 42nd in the nation) made her the most well-rounded player on this roster, a compliment that should not be taken lightly given the talent at Wisconsin’s disposal. But her most impressive feature is her hitting efficiency (.422 hitting percentage), which places her tied for first in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation.Most impressive match: Nov. 18 vs. IllinoisCoincidentally, as Carlini was having her best match of the season, Nelson decided to join in on the fun as well. Her 18 kills and seven total blocks that night made her a feared presence at the net that threw off Illinois hitters and blockers from the start when she recorded three kills within the first seven points in the first set.Taylor MoreyHonorable mention all-Big TenTaylor Morey’s final regular season campaign ended with some impressive performances, and will leave her with the fifth-most digs in program history (1,455). A transfer from Notre Dame, Morey has made an impact in each of her three seasons in Madison — growing as each year went on. 2015 was no exception. She averaged 4.51 digs per set (third in the Big Ten) and commanded a backline that was called on to make more than 80 digs in four matches this season.Most impressive match: Sept. 18 vs. Kansas StateEarly in the season Wisconsin was facing some glaring problems, namely communication issues. An early season match against a tough Kansas State team was a problem not only for the team, but also Morey, who would have to direct her young backline against a high-powered attack. In the end, Morey tied her career-high of 29 digs, and guided her teammates to a total of 83 digs — the second highest total all season and a performance head coach Kelly Sheffield described as one of the toughest and grittiest of the year.Tionna Williams Big Ten all-freshman teamTionna Williams assumed a tough role after key departures from the prior season, a role Sheffield described as one of — if not the toughest — position to play in the Big Ten. But she’s stepped into it with confidence, and has since gone on to record 1.34 blocks per set (fourth in the Big Ten and 28th in the country) and 2.21 kills per set. As a true freshman, she’s progressed in her development rather quickly, a sign of the maturity the Badgers so desperately needed this season with a young roster. For Williams, this freshman campaign will be a stepping stone for better performances to come.Most impressive match: Oct. 17 vs. MinnesotaDespite the Badgers dropping the match to then-No. 11 Minnesota, Williams was in no way at fault. She recorded 12 kills and six total blocks, while hitting at .455 percent and even recording a dig. In an away match against the now No. 4 team in the country, Williams ditched the freshman persona that evening and grew into an always-reliable player.last_img read more

College Football Playoff can learn a key lesson from the NFL’s superior postseason model

first_imgCritics are going to pound the eight-team drum in obligatory fashion, anyway, but expansion alone will not fix the Playoff’s core issue. It’s the one that would allow the sport to take the next step in popularity. It’s the one the NFL has sown to a science. You need more teams to participate in order to maintain interest.MORE: Why each CFP team will or won’t win a national championshipImagine if it were Alabama instead of LSU. The exclusivity of the haves in college football is what might ultimately drive the sport to an eight-team model, and it still won’t fix the problem.Ohio State won its third straight Big Ten championship. Clemson and Oklahoma have won five straight conference championships each. Alabama missed the Playoff for the first time. Those four schools have combined for 17 of 24 possible playoff appearances. That’s four schools combining for 70.8 percent of the fun.College Football Playoff appearances since 2014SchoolAppearancesRecord*Alabama56-3Clemson55-2Oklahoma40-3Ohio State32-1Georgia11-1Oregon11-1Notre Dame10-1Washington10-1Michigan State10-1Florida State10-1LSU10-0*Includes CFP championship matchupsProp that up against the NFL’s conference championship weekend, which is the equivalent of the four-team playoff. In the last five years (not including what will happen this year), a total of 15 different NFL franchises have participated in that weekend.That is even in the shadow of New England, which made the AFC championship game in all five seasons. Green Bay is the only other team with multiple appearances.NFL conference championship appearances since 2014TeamAppearancesRecord*New England57-2Green Bay20-2Denver12-0Philadelphia12-0Seattle11-1Carolina11-1Atlanta11-1LA Rams11-1Indianapolis10-1Jacksonville10-1Pittsburgh10-1Kansas City10-1Arizona10-1New Orleans10-1Minnesota10-1*Includes Super Bowl matchupsSure, New England dominates the sport, but look at all those franchises that have played conference title games in just five years. Baltimore and San Francisco, which have not played on that weekend in that the last five years, are the top seeds in the current NFL playoff picture.The NFL playoff product is better — the best of any major sport — and it can say that because nearly half of the league has been involved in the last five seasons. If the league would just seed out the best teams 1-6 regardless of division, then that model would be untouchable. There are teams that should not be in the NFL playoffs, but they are generally weeded out immediately.Wild-card weekend typically infringes on the College Football Playoff championship game. This year, it will be even worse because it will be the divisional playoff weekend.What can college football do to combat that? Learn from it.MORE CFP: 40-point offenses, transfer QBs, more separation than everWhen the eight-team model happens, make sure other teams get in on the fun. And it has to be eight. Six looks too much like the NFL. Put quarterfinal games on campus. Sure, some teams would be undeserving, but they would get weeded out, too. Keep the semifinals on Jan. 1. That’s unique to the sport. Keep it that way. More teams gives more chances for upsets.That gap between the “haves” and “have nots,” which still hangs over the sport, perhaps would not hang over so much.That is on display again this year. After all, this is the second time Clemson and Ohio State have played in a semifinal in four years. Oklahoma is playing the SEC champion in a semifinal for the third straight year. LSU saved the world from a potential Clemson-Alabama 5 matchup. There are only a handful of schools that can say they can win a national championship out of a 130-team field. Even if you go to eight, will that really change?It’s worth a try, and it would give blue-chip recruits more reasons to go to other schools. What do they really want? A national championship ring and an NFL future on a three-year timetable. How many schools can really provide that? The College Football Playoff caught a break this year.There is not a compelling argument for a fifth team knowing there were three unbeaten teams in LSU, Ohio State and Clemson and a lone one-loss Power 5 conference champion in Oklahoma. Four big brands with high-powered offenses are going to draw big ratings. More NFL teams can say they have chances to win the Super Bowl and mean it, and the rite that is conference championship weekend can be considered the best in sports.That is the difference between the two. When college football has a more wide-open field, then the Playoff might have a chance to be better.The amount of teams in the Playoff doesn’t matter as long as the four teams at the end are worth watching.last_img read more

‘Rodgers is proven in the Championship – he’ll get Chelsea back up in no time!’

first_imgChelsea’s third Premier League defeat in a row left the defending champions in 16th place, three points above the relegation zone after 12 games.The statistics are damning: Chelsea’s results after a dozen matches represent the worst performance by any reigning champions in the Premier League era.It is the club’s worst start to a season since 1978 (worse than when they were last relegated in 1987/88), and the first time they have lost three successive league games since October 1999.Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho had never lost more than six league fixtures in a season in his managerial career, but has now racked up seven losses by the beginning of November.Incredibly, this is relegation form from Chelsea, who may take comfort from the fact that only once in the 123-year history of relegation from English football’s top flight have the defending champions gone down.It couldn’t happen to Chelsea, could it? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped people from having a laugh at the prospect on social media… 1 Chelsea v Walsall: coming next season in the Championship? last_img read more