Ripley County schools receive awards in National Rube Goldberg contest

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio. — St. Louis School and the Ripley County Engineering Academy, the Division I and Division II winners of the Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, won awards recently at the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Columbus Ohio Center for Science and Industry.This year’s task was to “Apply a Band-Aid.”In the first ever live Division I National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, the “Rube World Staffers” team from St. Louis School entertained contest officials with their circus-themed machine.The team accomplished the task in 13 steps to capture a second place finish.The Division II Nationals saw intense competition among 14 teams from around the nation.The Ripley County Engineering Academy’s machine, “Operation Sam,” was selected by Rube Goldberg’s Granddaughter, Jennifer George, as her favorite machine due to its whimsical theme and amusing story.George awarded the Rube Goldberg Legacy Award to “Operation Sam” which is a priceless experience. Congratulations to both teams!last_img read more

Many NBA Teams Want Mirza Teletović After Euro-basket

first_imgMirza Teletovic, B&H national team player and NBA basketball team player, at the Brooklyn Nets, was one of the best basketball players in the group stage of the Euro-basket held in Slovenia. Many teams of the elite basketball league of the world are interested on him. However, the message conveyed from the Nets is that they have no intention of selling Teletović this season. Portal Nets Daily, which follows developments in this club, described the situation with Mirza Teletović and Bojan Bogdanović as “a pleasant problem“.According to many sources of the NBA league, the representative player of B&H was the most interesting basketball player during trades in the United States, and among the first are the famous Celtics.Teletović at the training center Nets is expected very soon in order to get as best prepared for a very difficult NBA season. The 28-year-old player from Jablanica at the first part of the European Basketball Championship finished as second scorer with 21 points per game and 7.8 rebounds.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Dodgers vs. Giants score: Los Angeles takes Opening Day win over rival San Francisco

first_imgMay pitched well, working into and out of trouble before being pulled at 60 pitches. Dave Roberts pieced together the remainder of the game through the bullpen and the bats came alive in the seventh to give the Dodgers an 8-1 win over the Giants.May saw limited action with LA last year, but he is one of the most highly touted prospects in baseball and is sure to figure into the Dodgers’ plans in a shortened season. In 14 games last season (four starts), May lived up to the hype, pitching to a 3.63 ERA (2.90 FIP), offering a glimpse into the future of LA’s pitching staff.MORE: What to know about MLB in 2020, including taxi squads and coronavirus rulesMay gets another taste of the LA vs. the Bay rivalry as he takes on a veteran-laden Giants lineup that will be without star catcher Buster Posey for the 2020 season. Posey and his wife adopted twins, so he opted out of a season that MLB will attempt to play amid a global pandemic.In any case, the 2020 campaign will begin to unfold tonight in Los Angeles, with the Dodgers once again flirting with destiny and the Giants looking to resume their even-year bull . . . uh, magic starting with this NL West matchup.Sporting News covered from first pitch to last below.Dodgers vs. Giants scoreDodgers 8, Giants 11:05 p.m. END OF GAME: Dodgers secure the 8-1 win after Brusdar Graterol gets an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning.12:59 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Kiké strikes again. A two-run shot to right and he adds to his night.12:46 p.m. END TOP EIGHTH:  Sandoval flys out to Bellinger to end the away half.12:39 p.m. END OF SEVENTH:  Mookie Betts strikes out with the bases loaded to end the Dodgers rally. Blue scores five in the seventh.12:36 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Run is walked in after Dany Jimenez walks Max Muncy. Dodgers up 6-1.12:34 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Failed fielder’s choice results in a run scored. Still two outs in the seventh. Bases still loaded. 5-1 Dodgers.12:20 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Kiké Hernández with a two-RBI single. Dodgers open it up 4-1.12:17 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Mookie Betts scores from third on a fielder’s choice. Dodgers lead 2-1.12:10 p.m. END TOP SEVENTH:  Heineman flys out to Betts to end the inning.12:01 p.m. END OF SIXTH:  Austin Barnes grounds out to end the inning.11:53 p.m. END TOP SIXTH:  Seager gloves a pop fly in shallow left to end the top half of the sixth. Still knotted at 1.11:44 p.m. END OF FIFTH:  Corey Seager strikes out with runners on to end the Dodgers scoring threat. 11:33  END TOP FIFTH:  Tyler Heineman gets himself in a pickle between home and third, resulting in a double play.11:26 p.m.:  Dustin May is now out of this game after 60 pitches, making way for Caleb Ferguson. 11:17 p.m. END OF FOURTH:  Barnes grounds out to third to end the inning.11:16 p.m.:  Bases loaded now for Austin Barnes, two outs in the fourth.11:10 p.m. DODGERS SCORING PLAY: Kiké Hernandez singles home Corey Seager, who doubled on the prior AB. Dodgers tie it up at 1.11:07 p.m.:  Johnny Cueto is using all sorts of timing tricks on his windup: quick pitch, rocking, shimmying, everything you can imagine.11:02 p.m. END TOP FOURTH:  May handles a Brandon Crawford ground out to end the top of the fourth. Home half coming up. 10:53 p.m. END BOTTOM THIRD:  Quick 1-2-3 inning for Johnny Cueto, and Betts grounds out to end the inning.10:48 p.m. END TOP THIRD:  Hunter Pence grounds to Turner to end the threat. Dodgers escape allowing just one run.10:45 p.m. GIANTS SCORING PLAY: Sandoval with a sac fly, calling Tyler Heineman. 1-0 Giants.10:43 p.m.:  Bases loaded nobody out for the Giants, and Pablo Sandoval up. 10:35 p.m. END OF SECOND:  Pederson grounds out to end the second here.10:33 p.m.:  Corey Seager grounds into a quick double play, erasing Turner.10:32 p.m.:  Justin Turner is grazed by a pitch, Corey Seager up next.10:28 p.m. END TOP SECOND:  Dustin May making quick work on the Giants so far, with a quick 1-2-3 inning in the top half of the second.10:23 p.m. END OF FIRST:  Alex Dickerson with a nice running catch of a fly ball off the bat of Bellinger. We head to the second.10:19 p.m.:  For the first time in his career, Mookie Betts is taking a swing as a Dodger. 10:16 p.m. END TOP FIRST:  A few hits, an error, some weird baserunning makes for an adventurous first inning for May, but he gets through unscathed. Dodgers coming to bat. It’s May Day on the West Coast. Fans tuning in expecting to see Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw on the bump will be a little confused when they saw a flowing red mane of hair instead. Just hours before Kershaw was scheduled to take the mound, the Dodgers announced that the lefty was placed on the injured list because of a balky back. In his stead, super prospect Dustin May handled the pitching duties for the Dodgers.  10:10 p.m.:  May is loose early, hitting 98 on the good. Mike Yastrzemski aboard after an error. 10:07 p.m.:  We are set for baseball on the West Coast as Dustin May is set to take the ball in Dodger Stadium.9:52 p.m.:  Starting lineups being revealed here as Giants and Dodgers players get ready to do something similar to what Yankees and Nationals did prior to their matchup in D.C., with all players and personnel taking a knee prior to the national anthem.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Soccer

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers made it look easy in capturing the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer title this past week in Creston by dumping the host Prince Charles Comets 3-0 in the championship final. The Bombers now advance to the B.C. High School tournament November 7-9 in Burnaby against the best the province has to offer at the AA Division.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.The squad, coached by Jamie and Dave Spendlove of Soccer Quest, includes, coach Jamie Spendlove, Dylan Bennett, Shota Ida, Luis Loeschnick, Simon Sheppard, Andrew Tranfo, Andrew Woodward,Cole Sutherland, Nick Wethal, Cormac Southam, Ethan Perkins, Jef Vreys and Greg Syvertsen.Front, Ryan Lewis, Lucas Burrows, Bruno Moro, James Miller, Daniel Rodman, Trace Cooke, Theo Bakas, Nigel Ziegler and coach Dave Spendlove.last_img read more

UNDEFEATED ECLIPSE CHAMPION NYQUIST TO MAKE 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS; DESORMEAUX’S EXAGGERATOR TO PROVIDE CHIEF OPPOSITION

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2016)–Reddam Racing’s undefeated Eclipse Champion Nyquist, idle since winning the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Oct. 31, heads a field of six sophomores in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Monday.Trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez in all five of his wins, the Kentucky-bred colt by Uncle Mo, who has also posted victories in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes, Grade I Del Mar Futurity and Grade I FrontRunner Stakes, will attempt to provide the triumvirate of J. Paul Reddam, O’Neill and Gutierrez with a measure of déjà vu, as they also teamed for victory in the 2012 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies with I’ll Have Another.While recent stakes wins by top Derby prospects Mohaymen and Mor Spirit have generated considerable early buzz among industry observers, O’Neill remained upbeat this morning regarding Nyquist’s prospects.“We’re just eager to see him compete at a high level on Monday and let that speak for itself,” he said. “That’s what I love about this game, though, everyone has an opinion…Whenever you read something negative about your own horses, it’s like somebody saying something about your family members…But if he runs a big race Monday, we can write our own story.”A winner going seven furlongs in the Del Mar Futurity three starts back on Sept. 7, Nyquist will be shortening up off a pair of wins at a mile and a sixteenth, in both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Santa Anita’s FrontRunner Stakes Sept. 26. His career earnings of $1,613,600 dwarf those of the rest of the San Vicente field.Big Chief Racing’s Exaggerator, idle since winning the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Delta Jackpot over a muddy strip on Nov. 21, was a close fourth, beaten three lengths, by Nyquist in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and will unquestionably be the second choice in the San Vicente wagering. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the Kentucky-bred colt by Curlin demonstrated a stalking style in winning the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Saratoga Special four starts back on Aug. 16 and could likely employ similar tactics off the bench.A winner of three out of his six starts, he’ll be ridden by Desormeaux’s Hall of Fame brother, Kent, for the fourth consecutive time. Exaggerator has a solid work tab for his return that includes a bullet five furlong move in 58.20 here on Feb. 2. A well beaten fifth by Nyquist in his maiden special weight debut at Santa Anita June 5, he has earnings of $983,120.Trainer Wesley Ward will be represented by Florida-bred Sheikh of Sheikhs, comes off a third place finish in the Grade III, six furlong Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream on Jan 2. Owned by Abdullah Saeed Almaddah, Sheikh of Sheikhs, who has a pair of sprint victories from four starts, will be making his Southern California debut. A bay colt by Discreetly Mine, he’s shown good speed in both of his wins.El Charro is another shipping in from south Florida to make his Southern California debut in the San Vicente. A Florida-bred colt by Put It Back, El Charro, who was purchased privately following a second place finish in a one mile minor stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 2, has two wins from six starts and will be making his first start for trainer David Jacobson. He is owned by Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Jacobson.A 3 ¾ length first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs Jan. 9, Denman’s Call is Doug O’Neill’s “Avis” choice in the San Vicente. A Kentucky-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, Denman’s Call was bred by W C Racing, Milt Gilman and Mark Verge. He’s owned by Gilman Racing, Westside Rentals.com and W.C. Racing, Inc.The complete field for the Grade II San Vicente, to be run as the fifth on a nine-race card Monday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Nyquist, Mario Gutierrez, 124; Electrifying, Tyler Baze, 120; El Charro, Joe Talamo, 120; Denman’s Call, Flavien Prat, 120; Exaggerator, Kent Desormeaux, 122, and Sheikh of Sheikhs, Rafael Bejarano, 120.First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more