The EC Volleyball team had our awards banquet last night. The awards were presented after dinner and followed by a video of the season. During the awards ceremony, we also presented a check for almost $1400 that was raised during our Pass the Hope night against Lawrenceburg. The check was given to someone in our community battling breast cancer who wishes to remain anonymous.It was an incredible season. Varsity finished 31-3 (school best record) and 13-1 in the EIAC (1st place). We won the Southport, Ben Davis (first time), and Union County tournaments. We had our best showing at Bloomington South’s tournament, and beat Columbus East for the first time in school history. This year’s senior class is the winningest class in school history with a 4 year varsity record of 105-31 overall and 53-3 in the EIAC. It was one of the best seasons I’ve had as a coach and one I will never forget. Pictures are attached for those that want them.The award winners are as follows:VarsityServing- Junior Alex DisbroMost Improved- Sophomore Emma ErtelDefensive MVP- Junior Molly GreggOffensive MVP- Senior Mack EwingTrojan Award- Senior Bailey Grunkemeyer & Junior Molly GreggEIAC All Conference MVP- Senior Mack EwingEIAC All Conference Team- Seniors Mack Ewing & Ashley Dudley and Juniors Molly Gregg & Alex DisbroSEI Local Sports EIAC Girls Senior Athlete of the Year- Mack EwingIHSVCA Academic All-State- Seniors Bailey Grunkemeyer, Ashley Dudley and Grace EgbersIHSVCA 4A South All-District Team- Senior Mack EwingSchool Records Set This YearSenior Bailey Grunkemeyer- #2 for number of aces in a single season with 69Senior Ashley Dudley- #8 for number of digs in a single season with 393Junior Alicia Rosemeyer- #7 for number of assist blocks in a single season with 75 & #4 & #5 for number of solo blocks in a single match with 4 against Batesville and 3 against GreensburgJunior Alex Disbro- #3 for number of aces in a single season with 68 & #8 for number of digs in a single match with 33 against Columbus East in sectionalsJunior Molly Gregg- #1 for number of assists in a single match with 35 against Franklin County; #1 for number of career service aces with 201; #1 for number of aces in a single season with 76; #2 for number of career assists with 1619 (only 182 being the leader); #2 for number of career digs with 867 (only 314 behind the leader)Mack Ewing- #1 for number of kills in a single season with 550; #1 for number of kills in a single match with 31 against Columbus East in sectionals; #1 for number of career kills with 1151; #1 for highest kill percentage in a single season at 50.7%; #1 for highest career average kills/set at 3.0; #1 for highest average kills/set in a single season at 5.0; #1 for highest hitting & kill percentage in a single match at .889 & 88.95 against South Dearborn; #2 for hitting percentage in a single season at .351; #2 for career kill percentage at 46.1%; #2 for kills in a single match with 30 against Columubus North in sectionals; #8 for number of career blocks with 183; and #10 for number of career solo blocks with 67.JVServing- Freshman Hope FoxMost Improved- Freshman Avery DanielsMVP- Sophomore Jessie StengerFreshmanServing- Mia KlemMost Improved- Michelle BattaMVP- Avery DanielsCourtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the 2014-15 season after having surgery on his right leg on Wednesday.This offers a devastating blow to the Lakers on multiple fronts. The Lakers saw promise that Randle could develop into a top prospect after selecting the former University of Kentucky standout seventh overall in this year’s draft. The Lakers already field a depleted lineup with a season-ending injury to Steve Nash (back) as well as ailments to Nick Young (thumb) and Ryan Kelly (right hamstring). And the Lakers have only completed one game in what could become a long 2014-15 season.See more on the Inside the Lakers blog.
Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after defeating Britain’s Daniel Evans in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)Defending champion Roger Federer reached the Australian Open third round for a 20th straight year Wednesday but was made to battle hard by Britain’s Dan Evans before winning 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.The ageless 20-time Grand Slam champion, who is gunning for a record seventh Melbourne Park title and third in a row, had breezed past Denis Istomin in the first round, but was given a much tougher examination by the world number 189.ADVERTISEMENT “I think if I could have pulled away early in the match it might have been different,” said the 37-year-old Swiss master who needed 2hr 35min to get past his 28-year-old opponent.Evans, whose ranking plummeted from a career-high 41 after he was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in April 2017, played almost flawless tennis to stave off a set point on his way to forcing a first set tie-break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe even had the temerity to lead 5-3 in the breaker before Federer stepped up a gear and reeled off the next four points with a cry of “Come on!” as he secured a hard-fought opening set after exactly one hour.It was harsh on Evans who had committed only two unforced errors and constantly put the third seed under pressure with his scampering, attacking game and flurry of winners off both wings. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trae Young wins point guard battle as Hawks topple Thunder The plucky Evans, who had covered acres of ground and found the lines brilliantly, needed treatment for blisters on both feet before the second set started and immediately was broken.But he refused to lie down and broke back as Federer served for the set to force another tie-break.“I thought I might have pulled away midway through the second set,” added Federer. “But I couldn’t, to his credit. He played well.”The Swiss star hasn’t often needed luck during his unparallelled career but he took advantage of some in the third set to finally ease the pressure.Holding break point at 2-1, he barely scooped up a half-volley which grabbed the net cord and toppled over forcing Evans to go long.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A service game to love followed to put Federer 4-1 up and the brave resistance of Evans was finally broken.The veteran will next play either France’s Gael Monfils, seeded 30, or American Taylor Fritz in the last 32.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Tags: Sebatien DesabreUganda Cranes Desabre claims preparations are very much going as plannedInternational FriendlyNiger vs Uganda CranesSaturday, 02-06-2018Stade General Seyni Kountche, Niamey @11:pmCranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has strongly suggested that the team building process is to plan.Speaking to the FUFA media prior to the international build up match against Niger in West Africa, the French man says the process to forge out a good time has been great where he accesses the several players and combination (partnerships).Desabre’s comments come after Wednesday night’s 1-0 loss to minnows Central African Republic.“It’s possible to play for results now but when we are not counting onthe future, said Desabre.“At a moment we agreed to make mistakes which won’t be repeated during crucial games because we would have perfected with our intended style of play.“I will alternate my players to give a chance to others because we are still assessing who fits in our intended style of play and philosophy.“We lost to CAR and it’s hurting because no one would like to be on a losing side.“We conceded a goal after a defensive lapse but we were just unlucky that we never converted the many chances we got as we dominated the game for most of the minutes.He remains impressed about the progress of the team and still maintains the building process is not a task done overnight.Without mentioning names, Desabre says there are eight key players on the team that remain crucial to his desired philosophy of play and Ugandans should not judge him now;“We have a lot learn but we can’t do it in a small period of time, continued Desabre.“To achieve this we shall have to use a pool of players from whom we shall consider those who fit in our philosophy though per now we have eight key players whom we are currently the pivot of the team.“Don’t judge me now, let the real assessment come in September against Tanzania and October against Lesotho.“My main target is project Cameroon 2019 and Qatar 2022 and I believe with time to those competitions we will be in a perfect shape after several test matches.Desabre maintains that his target is Cameroon 2019Team captain Denis Onyango who missed the game on Wednesday night could return into the Uganda Cranes goal posts at the expense of Salim Jamal.Also, right back Nico Wakiro Wadada, defender Bevis Mugabi and William Luwagga Kizito could all start the game on Saturday.Danish based winger Moses Opondo could earn his debut for the Uganda Cranes as well.In the first match of this three nation invitational tournament played, Niger was held to a 3 all draw with Central African Republic last Sunday.Central African Republic beat Uganda 1-0 to go top of the standings.Of the three countries, Uganda is the best ranked on the current FIFA Rankings coming in the 74th position.Niger is 109th while Central African Republic is 115th.Uganda Cranes team in Niger:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Jamal Salim (El Merreikh, Sudan)Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Nabi Shayth, Lebanon), Nico Wadada (Vipers SC), Murushid Jjuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Isaac Muleme (Assiouty, Egypt)Midfielders: Allan Kyambadde (SC Villa Jogoo), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (East Bengal, India), Taddeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), William Kizito Luwagga (CMS Politehnica Lasi, Romania), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Sabail, Azerbaijan on loan from Standard Liege, Belgium), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel, Denmark)Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Yunus Sentamu (Tirana, Albania), Edrisa Lubega ( Floridsdorfer AC, Austria), Mohammed Shaban( KCCA).Comments
Go back to the e-newsletterHurtigruten is pleased to announce that the Kong Harald and Polarlys have completed an extensive refurbishment. The upgrades are part of a plan by the line to upgrade four of its 11 Norwegian Coastal ships and add a new expedition ship, the Spitsbergen, the line’s first new ship in 10 years.The makeovers of the Nordkapp and Nordnorge will be completed this April and November, respectively.The upgraded ships sport a ‘new arctic interior’ look that draws inspiration from modern Scandinavian elements. Additionally, the ship’s restaurants now serve a new ‘coastal kitchen’ concept that emphasises locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The bar has been moved to the panoramic lounge so that guests can enjoy the view with their cocktails.Hurtigruten has also purchased and is doing a near-complete reconstruction of the Spitsbergen. It was built in Portugal in 2009 at the Viana do Castelo shipyard, and is now undergoing adaptation for polar waters; upgrading the cabins, suites and public spaces for the 320 guests; and adjusting the power plants and emissions so as to meet Hurtigruten’s standards. The ship will join the fleet along the Norwegian Coastal Voyage route later this spring and replaces the Midnatsol, which will join the Fram in Antarctica for the 2016/17 season.Go back to the e-newsletter