Photo courtesy of Ball State SportsBATESVILLE, Ind. — Batesville Athletic Director Bryan Helvie announced that Donna (Lamping) Hoeing will be honored on her induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame this Saturday (January 21), between the girls varsity and junior varsity contest versus Greensburg high School.The junior varsity contest is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. with the recognition ceremony slated to begin at approximately 1:00 p.m.Donna (Lamping) Hoeing achieved outstanding numbers during her time at Batesville High School and Ball State University.A four-year starter at Batesville, she set a school record with 1,553 career points (21.3 ppg) and 845 rebounds (11.6 rpg), scoring in double figures in 71 of 73 games in her career, including a single-game best of 40 points.She graduated from Ball State University as the program’s all-time leading scorer, totaling 1,104 points in 93 games.A two-time 2nd team Academic All-American and BSU’s 1984-1985 Female Athlete of the Year, she was later named as one of the five players to BSU’s 1980’s 1st team 1980’s All-Decade Team.Since 1985, she has worked at Batesville High School as a math teacher and girls basketball coach.An assistant from 1985-1991, she served as head coach in stints from 1991-1995 and 1999-2000, leading the Bulldogs to three sectional titles in that time.
Dannie W. Flannery, of Moores Hill, was born on December 30, 1945 in Sunman, a son to Ben and Nora Crouch Flannery. He married Susan Buckhave and she survives. Dan served his country during Vietnam in United States Marine Corp. He was a heavy equipment operator and in his spare time enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and shooting. Dan especially loved spending time with his family. On Saturday, May 30, he passed away at Shawneespring of Harrison, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Susan Flannery; children, Lori (Mike) Lanham of Moores Hill, Donnie Flannery of Sunman, Kim (Glenn) Grunkemeyer of Millhousen, and Danny Flannery of Hamilton, OH; siblings, Tom (Letha) Flannery, Mike Flannery, Kathy Amburgey, and Pam (Mark) Hunter, as well as 5 grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Dole; one brother, Jerry Flannery and three infant brothers. Cremation was chosen and no services will be held. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Dan Flannery.
Meraj, though, lashed out at Minerva Punjab for forfeiting the game. “Minerva Punjab had to play the AFC. We were supposed to play them on the 17th of this month. As a matter of basic courtesy towards another club, we said that we understood about their travel schedule and we decided to play on the 18th instead. Just out of courtesy. I doubt they had booked their tickets to travel. They were just looking for an excuse not to play. At home, we play really well and the crowd supports us. Minerva’s stance is full of double standards. They first said they were willing to play outside at a neutral venue outside Srinagar. They then said we will play at a later date. At least stick to one stand,” Meraj said.In this entire episode, the AIFF has referred the Minerva issue to its League Committee and maintained silence on East Bengal’s concerns. The AIFF has also not declared the match a forfeiture till now and according to the FIFA guidelines, in the event of a forfeiture, full points are awarded to the team turning up for the game. I-League CEO Sunando Dhar had said local security authorities in Srinagar gave the go-ahead to hold the match at the TRC Ground and added that the AIFF was assured of all the necessary security arrangements. When asked about the support the side got from AIFF or the I-League, Meraj urged the authorities to follow the rule-book.“There is no question of supporting us. We never expected extra support. We just want them to follow the rulebook. If the rules say that the team has forfeited, we should get three points. The AIFF commissioners has given the report that everything is fine. They were here three days before to meet the security officers. They met the administration. How can you give a written assurance? This is unheard of,” Meraj said.Tough off the field, unity in diversity on itThe Minerva Punjab fiasco is another addition to Real Kashmir FC’s off the field troubles. Earlier, in 2018, the players were abused by the ground staff as they prepared for their clash against Gokulam Kerala F.C. in Calicut. In addition, they had to face plenty of logistical issues and were reportedly not given adequate practice facilities.Despite all the problems, Real Kashmir F.C have had a miraculous run on the field, having a good chance of winning the title. Meraj said the success was due to the players and in the mantra ‘Unity in Diversity.’ “The Real Kashmir FC story is incomplete without the players. It is a rainbow team. Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists all combine to play football for a team in Kashmir. Players like Surchandra Singh and Abhas Thapa all treat Kashmir as their second home. People to people contact is not that bad. It is a welcoming place. We treat each other as family and we are united. Unity for Real Kashmir is in the diversity and we are proud of it,” Meraj said.Following the Pulwama attack, the message that is being spread by the club and the fans is ‘Lets play to heal.’ The club and the fans have a simple message for East Bengal which was reiterated by Meraj. “Come for the game. We will open our hearts and homes for you,” Meraj said.Indeed, after Pulwama, the message of Lets Play to Heal is apt for Real Kashmir and sporting fans. highlights The Pulwama terror attack resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans. Real Kashmir FC are on the cusp of winning their maiden I-League title.The AIFF has also not declared the Minerva Punjab’s refusal to play Real Kashmir FC forfeiture till now. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Real Kashmir FC are the miracle story of Indian football. After winning the 2017-18 I-League 2nd Division after defeating Hindustan FC, the team are on the cusp of creating history of securing the I-League title for the first time. However, these are tough times for the club. The Pulwama terror attack on February 14, which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans, has cast a pall of gloom among football fans in the valley. Minerva Punjab, the defending I-League champions, has refused to play in Srinagar while Real Kashmir’s game against East Bengal is on shaky grounds. However, the club is united, strong and are still extending an invitation to other clubs with open hands.Speaking exclusively about the existing situation to News Nation, Real Kashmir FC co-owner Shamim Meraj said the nature of football, and sports in general, is of political neutrality and it has not affected the morale of the team or the fans. “Pulwama was tragic. Our heart goes out to the dead. It is not something new in Kashmir. We have seen that football is played in North Korea, Palestine and Syria also. It has not affected the morale of the Kashmir football fans. We were all looking forward to the game yesterday. 2000 people had turned up at the TRC Turf Club stadium but what happened was unfortunate,” Meraj said.On match day, the Real Kashmir FC Twitter handle summed up the disappointment of the fans who had come to the stadium to witness the clash but had to go home empty-handed. Minerva Punjab refused to turn up and the match was forfeited. However, the event has taken an ugly turn with the defending champions filing a writ petition in the Delhi High Court after refusing the offer of a forfeiture by asserting that the home club and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) failed in providing written security assurances.
ALL plans are in place for the successful hosting of the 2nd Annual Brian Ramphal Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Awards Ceremony today at the Port Mourant Cricket Club from 13:00hrs.A total of 32 major awards would be shared out with Shimron Hetmyer and Erva Giddings carrying home the male and female Cricketer-of-the-Year Awards respectively.The Ceremony last Thursday was given a major boost when Managing Director of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, handed over two trophies for the two two prizes. BCB president Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to Sunich for his assistance.The BCB, with the support from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS would also donate cricket balls to twelve clubs while 10 officials, sponsors and media personnel would also be honoured.
Three batsmen thrilled fans with a century each as the semi-finals of the South Florida Cricket Alliance, (SFCA), concluded last weekend.At MAQ ground, Lauderhill Jammers faced Port St. Lucie and decided to bat after winning the toss. However, they were soon reeling at 28 for 3 with wickets falling at 0, 21 and 28. It was then that Dean Morgan and Galvin Wallace came together, putting on a 270-run partnership.By the time the fourth wicket had fallen, Dean Morgan had added well-played 131 runs, which included 6 sixes and 4 fours. Wallace then found a useful partner in Elvis Watson and the pair added another 63 runs before Galvin Wallace departed with a top score of 178 runs off 82 balls. His innings contained16 sixes and 6 fours.Jammers went on to score 378 in their allotted 40 overs. The best bowlers for Port St. Lucie were Aaron Baldeau and Ricardo Mills who bagged 2 for 50 and 2 for 72, respectively. In reply, Port St. Lucie could only muster 118 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs with Neil Greene adding 56 including 3 sixes and 2 fours and Elton Tucker Jr. 12. They were the only batsmen who got into double figures. Omari Williams grabbed 3 for 33 from 8 overs which included 2 maidens, to give the Lauderhill Jammers a massive 260 run victory. St. Bess Vs TropicsSt. Bess faced Tropics at Miramar Regional Park north and batted first after skipper St. Christopher Brown won the toss and elected to bat. St. Bess reached 269 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs with Brian Trooper Gayle top scoring with 126 runs, which included 9 sixes and 5 fours from 85 balls. Shane Ford chipped in with 55 while Masood Mohammed added 24 and Clevon Sailsman, 18. Bowling for Tropics, Oswin Howard bagged 4 for 47 from 8 overs. In reply, Tropics were bowled out for 100 runs with Oswin Howard scoring 22 and St. Christopher Brown, 19. Bowling for St Bess, Sherwlyn Powell grabbed 4 for 16 from 6.2 overs and Chrishna Graham, 3 for 19 to hand St. Bess a 169 run victory.
The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start for Tiger Woods when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury.Woods was five-over par for the final round when he shook hands with Luke Guthrie on the 13th green and told him he was finished. It was the farthest point at PGA National, and the tournament sent a van to collect Woods and his family.Police kept the media from the car park.He was battling out there. It’s not like he was throwing in the towel. He was still tryingLUKE GUTHRIE”He just came over and said, ‘I can’t go anymore. It was a pleasure playing with you,”‘ said Guthrie, who was paired with Woods the past two days. “I just said, ‘Take it easy. Feel better.’ Pretty uneventful.”American Russell Henley won with a birdie at the first hole of a four-way play-off, denying Rory McIlroy in a tournament he had led for three rounds.enley rolled in his birdie putt at the par-five 18th for the victory after Northern Ireland’s two-time major champion McIlroy, Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Ryan Palmer had all parred the par-five that served as the decider. The speculation over Woods’ future is bound to grow in the run-up to the Masters next month.Woods said through spokesman Glenn Greenspan it was a lower back problem that had started on Sunday morning as he was warming up. He was to defend his title this week in the Cadillac Championship.”Too early to tell,” Woods said about playing this week at Doral. “I’ll get treatment every day to try to calm it down. Just don’t know yet. Wait until Thursday and see how it feels.”Woods has played a limited schedule this year – 10 complete rounds. He was to play twice more before the Masters on April 10-13.Woods said the spasms were similar to what he felt last August at The Barclays, where he dropped to his knees after hitting one shot. Woods finished that tournament in a tie for second, one shot behind Adam Scott. It was the second time in two years that Woods has walked off the course in the middle of the final round.He quit after 11 holes at Doral when he was well out of contention – and then won Bay Hill two weeks later for his first PGA Tour title since his return from his personal chaos.Guthrie said he could tell early on in the round that something was not right with Woods.”He made a couple of uncharacteristic shots – the first on three kind of was the first one,” Guthrie said.”I didn’t know if he wasn’t feeling the greatest, and it kind of seemed like he might have been protecting – came up and out of it. I didn’t think much of it until maybe 11. I noticed he was bending down gingerly. “He didn’t mention it to me,” Guthrie said. “Obviously, he wasn’t playing the greatest. I wasn’t playing the greatest. He was battling out there. It’s not like he was throwing in the towel. He was still trying.”
BY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: First two points on the board in Division One for Donegal and a good night all round at MacCumhaill Park.As with last week, it took Donegal quite a while to get into their stride and get up to the pace of the game. A lot was made of the team’s second half performances in last year’s All-Ireland march – that was primarily due to the reserves of fitness that the players had in their collective tanks – at present though its more to do with the tank running a little low. The side found enough in the second half though to put this game to bed as the Down challenge fell away just as it did in last year’s Ulster Final.The first half was a scrappy affair with the Mournemen employing a running game but didn’t make too much headway. They simply don’t have the physicality to burst through the Donegal rearguard although they did manage to win a few frees and with Donal O’Hare in good form from the boot they went in three points to the good. The hosts’ handling throughout the game was a particularly impressive facet of the game; time and again players caught balls over their head or even one-handed and unlike the Irish at the Aviva today, the ball stuck. Its another insight into the training that Jim and Rory put this team through – its not all running and strength work. Clubs across Donegal and indeed all over the country are trying to emulate the McGuinness template with players enduring arduous long runs, numerous ascents of sand dunes and countless hours in the gym. It cannot be overlooked though that this Donegal team possesses superb footballers with extremely high skill levels – that, as much as the conditioning of the squad, is the reason why we are All-Ireland Champions.Donegal weren’t at the races but whatever was said at half time had the desired effect. They immediately reeled the visitors in and took control of the game. They would keep Down scoreless until the latter stages of the game, while ten white flags were raised at the other end.A quiet and subdued crowd in Ballybofey were awoken from their slumber with the news that Neil Gallagher was going to join the action for the second half. He had a huge impact on the game and gives such an important physical presence around the middle third as well providing his ability to win primary possession. Gallagher replaced Martin McElhinney who again failed to stamp his authority on the game at midfield; the hard work required in the engine room doesn’t allow him to show his full skillset. The St Michaels man is better suited to a deep lying half forward role where he can use his driving power and penetration to trouble defences. Indeed in last year’s league encounter with Down he did just that early on and gave Donegal some impetus at Pairc Esler.That night last year in Newry, we were without our twin towers strike force of Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy but last night they were both in the side, the latter shaking off the hamstring injury he picked up last week. McFadden still looks a bit off the pace and the three week break will help him regain some of his sharpness. No such worries with the country’s form player Murphy however, his six-point haul last night brought his total for the week to twenty-four for county and college. God help the UCD defence who have to face him in the Sigerson quarter-final this Thursday. Those six-points were key to Donegal registering their first points of the campaign and just as vital was the contribution of Mark McHugh. The Kilcar man is such a vital cog for this team, his paws are on so many of our scores and there isn’t a blade of grass on a pitch that he doesn’t cover at some stage during a match.So much of Donegal’s approach centres on players using their physique to carry the ball into a tackle and then off loading, thus creating space for the receiver. So often that receiver is McHugh – he is the main outlet anytime one of his team-mates go on a foray into traffic.Neil McGee picked up the Setanta man of the match award and while he did have a fine game, its quite possible that it was a case of mistaken identity. The older brother Eamonn gave a commanding display from start to finish and often it was him and not Neil who came marauding out of defence to instigate another Donegal attack.Its hard to know where this Down side goes from here, two defeats and they are propping up the table with Kerry and Cork in Division One. Not bad company to be keeping but James McCartan’s men face a huge task in trying to retain their status in the top flight. They’ve always produced classy footballers and still have plenty of them in their ranks but getting a coherent plan together is crucial in the modern game and they have yet to find the right blueprint.The teams are on the same side of the draw in this year’s chase for Anglo Celt honours so they may meet again. Tyrone will of course have a lot to say about that on May 26th and next up in the league is the dress-rehearsal for that crunch encounter. How seriously either team will treat that remains to be seen, neither manager will want to give too much away but as always with McGuinness and Harte it will be fascinating battle. Roll on Healy Park. CATHAL MacSUIBNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A GOOD NIGHT AT MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Allianz NationaCATHAL MacSUIBNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A GOOD NIGHT AT MacCUMHAILL PARKDonegal GAAdown gaa