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Batesville High School students inducted into NHS

first_imgBatesville, In. — Twenty-seven Batesville High School juniors and seniors were recently inducted into National Honors Society. The National Honors Society is a student-lead organization that encourages character, leadership and community service.The organization currently has sixteen senior members and recently welcomed twenty-seven new junior and senior members at its 2017 induction ceremony. The new inductees are: Lily Abplanalp, Beatrice Amberger, Alli Andrews, Adam Bedel, Sydney Bowman, Sophie Brown, Ashlyn Czerniak, Kendall Dickman, Nathaniel Dunbar, Nathan Eckstein, Jenna Ertel, Mark Samuel Giesting, Kelly Gole, Daniel Gutzwiller, Samuel Haskamp, Robert C. Heidlage III, Katherine Poltrack, Robert Raver, George Ritter, Avery Elizabeth Roell, Chloe Shaw, Corinne Stone, Grace Tonges, Elizabeth Waechter, Maggie Walsman, Melanie Werner, and Ian Yorn. Senior members include: Morgan Kramer, Joseph Choi, Christopher Laymon, Hannah Simpson, Audra Brewer, Ben Craft, Landry Current, Sam Doll, Emma Gausman, Quinten Gowdy, Madeline Greene, Coleman Jennewein, Carly Lents, Cody Perdue, Maddie Pierson, and Angela Weisenbach.Members of the group must maintain at least a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average, complete at least 20 hours of community service and participate in activities sponsored by the organization. Some of their annual projects include an ugly Christmas Sweater contest, Send-a-Kiss for Valentine’s Day and a Spring Ice Cream Social.last_img read more

Olivier Giroud is answering his critics with goals according to Arsene Wenger

first_img Giroud scored a hat-trick in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win at Olympiacos and netted his 50th league goal for the Gunners – and 14th of the season – at Villa Park and boss Wenger reckons the 29-year-old can be under appreciated. He said: “I believe he is at the top of his game. He is questioned sometimes but finally the numbers get people to realise he is a good player. “Olivier has improved technically. His link play is better and when you have the option to go for long balls he is always an interesting option. “He’s not got electric pace, he is more a player who likes to play with his back to goal. He is not spectacular individually but he is a very efficient player for the team. Mentally he is very strong.” Arsenal face second placed Manchester City next Monday with the chance to be top at Christmas after Petr Cech also equalled David James’ clean sheet record with his 169th shut out in the Premier League at Villa Park. And Wenger is grateful for the long break to prepare for the game against a title rival. He said: “Let’s see tomorrow, if Leicester beat Chelsea they have a very good chance to be top at Christmas. “It’s a big game, we want to win at home and beat City at home. We have eight days to prepare. It will be an interesting one but we at least can recover first and prepare then. Arsene Wenger has called for Olivier Giroud to get the credit he deserves after the striker fired Arsenal to the top of the Barclays Premier League. “I was a bit anxious today because we had given a lot on Wednesday and came back very late on Thursday morning. I knew Villa were fighting to survive.” Alexis Sanchez is still missing with a hamstring injury but Wenger refused to completely rule him out of the game against City. “I think the closest to have the chance is Sanchez but medically we think he won’t be ready – but Sanchez being Sanchez you never know,” he added. In contrast to Arsenal, Villa are eight points from safety after 15 winless games in the league having won just two points from the last 30 available. They go to Newcastle on Saturday before facing fellow strugglers Norwich and Sunderland over Christmas and boss Remi Garde, who won the title with Arsenal in 1998, admitted the games will define the season. “Probably, we will have to win if we want to be safe,” said Garde, who recalled Jack Grealish to the squad after dropping him for two games for partying after a 4-0 defeat to Everton last month. “We can still be safe but we are coming into a period where we have to win. I see this situation as more of an opportunity than a problem but we have to be ready. “I still believe we are capable of winning the next game. I enjoy working in this league. We are struggling, I still haven’t won a game and I’m very frustrated but I know in football you can change things with work.” The France international’s penalty and Aaron Ramsey’s breakaway goal gave the Gunners a comfortable 2-0 win at rock bottom Aston Villa on Sunday. They moved a point clear at the top, although Leicester will replace them if they beat Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Monday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dave Kline, Cicero-North Syracuse aim for 4th-straight sectional title

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Bob Campese wasn’t in the mood to give a pregame pep talk. Despite it being the 1997 Section III, Class AA title championship in the Carrier Dome and Campese’s 11th year as Henninger High School’s football head coach, one of his assistants needed to fill in.“I got it,” Dave Kline said.Kline hyped up the Black Knights in their locker room with a speech about what it meant to represent Henninger. He knew of its importance, having attended the school and played for the Black Knights. The speech involved “a lot of cursing, a lot of screaming and getting them ready to go,” Kline said.Henninger went to the field and beat Rome Free Academy, a top football school in New York state that year. For 24 years, Kline served as Campese’s line coach and top assistant, eventually becoming head coach for the final 11. Then, the opportunity arose in 2015 to coach at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textC-NS was one of the largest football programs in New York state, but was one without a section title to its name. But since taking over in 2015, Kline’s flipped a 3-5 record the year before he arrived into three consecutive sectional titles. He’s aiming for a fourth, if the 2020 season happens.“For him, it doesn’t matter if it’s the preseasons scrimmage or the sectional championship game,” said Tim Bednarski, C-NS’ athletic director. “He coaches the same way. He treats every play the same. Whoever is in there.”Kline learned about that discipline by experiencing it firsthand. Tom Acee, his high school football coach at Henninger, instilled toughness in him. Kline played any position on the offensive line, from center to guard, and even some defensive line assignments.Campese, who served as an assistant coach under Acee, said Kline would always be the first lineman putting out the practice equipment and leading by example. Campese never needed to worry about him.Kline played Division-III football for Saint Lawrence after high school before experiencing nerve damage in his neck that ended his career. But his passion for football continued. He began to break games by watching local football schools’ tape and talking with established local coaches. He transferred to SUNY Cortland for his final two years of college and continued consuming knowledge of the game.The Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex at Cicero-North Syracuse High School where the Northstars play.Emily Steinberger | Photo EditorCampese, who became Henninger’s head coach after Acee retired, “gobbled up” Kline after graduation to serve as the Black Knights’ line coach. Starting in 1988, Kline ascended the coaching ladder from freshman to varsity. During the 1990 playoffs, he was instrumental in leading Henninger to a state championship, Campese said.Kline’s line players were always in order, and the line coach was one of the best Campese has ever had, he said.In Campese’s final two years of coaching for the Black Knights, he started giving Kline more responsibility. And when the opportunity came for Campese to become an administrator at East Syracuse Minoa, he let Kline take over at the helm. “He was ready,” Campese said. While Kline was a head coach for the Black Knights, he led Henninger to two sectional titles. But unlike at Henninger, C-NS provided him with a chance to build up his own program. Kline brought staff from Henninger to C-NS, including Campese, who serves as an assistant coach.He doesn’t even know if C-NS or anyone in New York state will play a football season this year. But he’s been hosting Zoom calls with players and making sure they’re keeping up with conditioning workouts. He even plans on having a parents’ meeting in September to make sure they’re staying on top of things. Published on September 2, 2020 at 10:11 pm Contact Christopher: cscargla@syr.edu | @chrisscargs Commentscenter_img “We gotta trust that we taught them over the years, they’ve seen the success we’ve had, they’ve seen the hard work that it takes,” Kline said. “They have enough discipline to do what they do.”At C-NS’ football stadium Monday, Kline stood in the end zone observing a current and former player work out. It was the end zone where plenty of plays, both joyous and upsetting for Kline, have happened. It’s the place where he celebrated his 100th win two years ago. The place where the Northstars snapped a two-game losing streak last year when Kline’s running back switch paid off. But now, it was almost empty.Kline’s eyeing his fourth consecutive sectional title this year, and “the program of football (has) his name on it,” Bednarski said. So do the section titles. The regionals. The states. Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address *last_img read more

Big Ten’s Warren, under fire, elaborates on virus concerns

first_imgLast Updated: 20th August, 2020 07:44 IST Big Ten’s Warren, Under Fire, Elaborates On Virus Concerns Facing backlash from fans, players’ parents and others, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren sought to elaborate on the decisionlast week to postpone football season until spring WATCH US LIVE Facing backlash from fans, players’ parents and others, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren sought to elaborate on the decisionlast week to postpone football season until spring.The first-year commissioner has been criticized for a lack of transparency in how the decision to call off football this fall was made.“We thoroughly understand and deeply value what sports mean to our student-athletes, their families, our coaches and our fans,” Warren wrote Wednesday in what was called an “Open Letter to the Big Ten Community.”“The vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) was overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and will not be revisited. The decision was thorough and deliberative, and based on sound feedback, guidance and advice from medical experts.”The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Aug. 11 there would be no football in their conferences. That was four days after the Big Ten released a revised 10-game schedule for each team.The Pac-12 rolled out its decision with comment from its medical experts. Warren did not make the Big Ten medical advisers available and spoke in generalities about the reasons.Players and coaches expressed disappointment in how the announcement was made, and the parents of players from several schools wrote letters to Warren demanding further explanation in t he wake of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 and Southeastern Conference proceeding with plans to play this fall.In his letter Wednesday, Warren listed primary factors that led to the decision:— Transmission rates continue to rise at an alarming rate with little indication from medical experts that campuses, communities and the country could gain control of the spread of the virus prior to the start of competition.“As our teams were ramping up for more intense practices, many of our medical staffs did not think the interventions we had planned would be adequate to decrease the potential spread even with very regular testing,” he wrote. “As the general student body comes back to campus, spread to student-athletes could reintroduce infection into our athletics community.”— There is too much unknown about the virus, recovery from infection, and longer-term effects. In particular, Warren mentioned the risk of cardiomyopathy, a condition that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood and can lead to heart failure. “The uncertain risk was unacceptable at this time,” he wrote.— Concerns about contact tracing, including the inability to social distance in contact sports pursuant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. He wrote that risk mitigation processes such as physical distancing, face coverings and proper hygiene could not be fully implemented in contact sports.“We understand the disappointment and questions surrounding the timing of our decision to postpone fall sports, especially in light of releasing a football schedule only six days prior to that decision,” Warren wrote. “From the beginning, we consistently communicated our commitment to cautiously proceed one day at a time with the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes at the center of our decision-making process.“That is why we took simultaneous paths in releasing the football schedule, while also diligently monitoring the spread of the virus, testing, and medical concerns as student-athletes were transitioning to full-contact practice.”Warren said the start of full-contact practices and games would make contact tracing more difficult and that there could be frequent and significant disruptions to the season.“Accurate and widely available rapid testing may help mitigate those concerns, but access to accurate tests is currently limited,” he wrote.Warren noted that the decision to postpone the season would have negative financial implications on the schools.“We understand the passion of the many student-athletes and their families who were disappointed by the decision,” Warren wrote, “but also know there are many who have a great deal of concern and anxiety regarding the pandemic.”Image credits: AP COMMENT Written By First Published: 20th August, 2020 07:44 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Rooney reckons he picked ‘right time’ to leave Man Utd

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayne Rooney believes he left Manchester United at the right time, even though he wanted to finish his career at Old Trafford.The 33-year-old, who is set to make his final England appearance against the United States in a friendly international at Wembley on Thursday, is now playing for North American club side DC United in Major League Soccer.But there is no denying his place in United’s history books, with Rooney the club’s leading goalscorer in a career that also saw him win five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and three League Cups with the Red Devils.In total, Rooney made 559 appearances for United from 2004-2017 after joining from boyhood club Everton.But he started a mere seven of the final 19 Premier League appearances of his United career, with Rooney no longer a first-choice player under manager Jose Mourinho.Rooney returned to Everton before leaving English club football completely when he joined DC United earlier this year.“Of course you miss it,” he told MUTV, United’s in-house television station, of his time at Old Trafford. “It was the highlight of my career, playing for Man United and I was there for so long. But it was the right time.“I wasn’t playing, first of all. I have always been a player who wants to play,” he added. “Obviously I spoke to the manager (Mourinho) and it didn’t look like I was going to play, so it was the right decision and the right time for me to go.“Obviously, you wish, the ideal situation was staying there and finishing your career there, but football changes. Different things happen and things happen for a reason.”Rooney was denied the kind of United farewell he is set to enjoy with England as his last appearance for the club was as a substitute against Dutch side Ajax in a Europa League victory,“It would have been nice to have done it at Old Trafford,” he said. “But I have been back there a few times and I will be back over the Christmas period, at a game to watch them.“I left with great memories. I had a new opportunity to go and play in the States. I had a great time at United, though, and again I am looking forward to going back and seeing a few of my team-mates, and a few friends from the staff who I have made along the way.“The fans have been brilliant to me and it will be nice to see a few familiar faces when I go to a game over Christmas,” Rooney added.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more