Boys Area Basketball Sectional Championship ScoresSaturday (3-7) Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyOldenburg 54 Morristown 46 Class 2A-Sectional 44 @ North DecaturSouth Decatur 82 North Decatur 65 Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ ConnersvilleGreensburg 67 South Dearborn 45 Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus NorthBloomington South 74 East Central 48 Class 4A-Sectional 15 @ SeymourFloyd Central 70 Jennings County 33 Class 3A-Sectional 30 @ Corydon CentralSilver Creek 70 Madison 53 Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverProvidence 87 Southwestern 66 The 1A #12 Twisters will battle 1A #3 Greenwood Christian Cougars in Game 2 at The Martinsville Regionals tipping off around Noon.The 2A #6 Cougars will take on 2A #15 Covenant Christian Warriors in Game 1 at The Greenfield Central Regionals tipping off at 10 AM.The 3A #3 Pirates will advance to The Washington Regionals to square off against the host Hatchets in Game 2 tipping off at Noon.Congratulations to all of our area teams on a great Sectionals 2020!
“It would be nice to have a really hot race,” said the four-time world champion.“It’s fun in the car! I quite like to break sweat. But I don’t know – the forecast says it won’t be like today again.”He added: “I don’t know how much Mercedes and Red Bull had to compromise for the heat. It impacts everyone and everyone was opening up the cooling to the maximum.”Mercedes, like most of the leading teams, introduced a package of aerodynamic updates that included revisions to improve their cooling systems following the team’s only defeat this year at last month’s Austrian Grand Prix.“It was extremely hot and I can’t remember driving in these kind of conditions,” Bottas said. “But it is the same for everyone. We had lots of overheating, especially in sector three with the corner combinations.“The car slides more and becomes more sensitive. You pick up 10 degrees of extra tyre temperature and can lose two-tenths like that.”Share on: WhatsApp Sebastian Vettel . PHOTO via @F1Hockenheim, Germany | AFP | While Lewis Hamilton was left hoping for rain over the rest of the weekend, after Mercedes struggle in scorching heat in Friday’s practice at Hockenheim, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel said he would be happy to carry on perspiring.Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas blamed the record-breaking European heat wave as Mercedes finished behind Ferrari ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix.In blazing sunshine, with air temperatures reaching 37.5 and the track 57 degrees Celsius, Charles Leclerc topped the times ahead of team-mate Vettel. Hamilton was third and Bottas fourth.“The tyres don’t like the temperature,” said defending five-time champion Hamilton. “They are always just a little bit above the working range and always just over-heating. That’s been our main issue, but everyone is in the same boat.”Hamilton said that the forecast rain, due to arrive on Saturday, would be welcome, but would also render Friday’s efforts and outcomes useless.“If it’s going to rain over the weekend, this is kind of a waste of a day,” he said. “I don’t think we learned that much today, with it being so hot. If it’s cooler at the weekend and dry, nothing from today really applies.“The tyres will come towards us and everybody will be quicker and more comfortable on the track, but we will have to wait and see… I love the rain – so any rain is always a good thing for me!”After revelling in the conditions, Vettel disagreed.
ARTS/CULTURAL COMMUNITYSix buildings off the Fort Monmouth entrance at Oceanport Avenue in Eatontown that once served as the fort’s barracks will become a hub of arts, culture and entertainment under the vision of Kenneth Schwartz, owner of the Detour Gallery in Red Bank. Known primarily for his ownership of the area’s World Auto Group car dealerships, Schwartz has been an arts and antiques collector and patron for over 40 years.Also recognized as a philanthropist, Schwartz recently sold his auto dealerships, but retained ownership of the land. He is currently converting a former stair factory on Red Bank’s Drs. James Parker Boulevard into an additional artists’ space that will operate in conjunction with the Detour Gallery downtown on Clay Street he opened last year after two years of work to renovate a long-vacant commercial building.Schwartz’s plans to acquire the barracks and convert the 4.4-acre site into an “active arts community” have been in the works for about a year. FMERA officials said earlier this year that, while they did not initially envision such a use for the barracks, they found Schwartz’s proposals worthy of consideration. He was the sole bidder on the Semaphore Avenue location near the fort’s former marina, now redeveloped and re-opened as the waterfront Marina at Oceanport restaurant and bar that also offers small craft rentals in season. The World War II-era barracks total approximately 25,000 square feet.“I was raised in this area and wanted to do this project,” Schwartz said. “Some of the soldiers stationed here were my customers at the auto dealerships. When the fort closed it was like a cold wind came through the area; it generated a lot of nervousness. I saw the barracks they intended to rip down. I’ve been all over the world and have seen people take such sites and turn them into an arts and cultural community.” Schwartz’s plans include studios and galleries for dance, music, arts, and spaces for artists to create and show their works, augmented by classes, seminars, and other related activities. “It will be Woodstock without the pot,” he joked. FORT MONMOUTH – Among the projects moving forward on Fort Monmouth announced on Jan. 26 by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) are two by well-known Monmouth County residents. Dave Callahan, (left), and Chris Champeau, (right), discussed their plans to create a comprehensive sports complex at Fort Monmouth at the Marina at Oceanport on January 26.FITNESS CENTERRumson-Fair Haven High School Bulldogs basketball coaches Chris Champeau and Dave Callahan are successful high school sports instructors. Operating as FM Partners, LLC, the pair has been working to purchase the fort’s former fitness center in the Oceanport section for some three years. The sole bidders, they plan to renovate and expand the facility located on 7.75 acres.“This area needs fields and courts and the fitness center is a top-of-the-line jewel,” Champeau said. “We can accomplish what we’ve wanted to do, including a health club, programs, and athletic facilities for children through adults. We hope to employ veterans. We’re fired up that it’s going to happen.”“The fitness center is 32,000 square feet and we will add 2,000 more,” Callahan added. “There’s a pool and three acres of outdoor space for soccer and lacrosse fields. We want to work hand-in-hand with Oceanport.”“As businesses bring more employees to the fort, FMERA is excited at the prospect of having a facility to meet the fitness and recreational needs of the expanding workforce and the community at large,” FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said.Related story: Coming to Fort Monmouth: Lifestyle and Retail Hub ‘Freedom Pointe’ Story and photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoski