WRBI Area Football Sectionals-1st Round Games.Class 3A-Sectional 30 on Country 103.9 WRBI.Batesville hosts Indian Creek.Class 4A-Sectional 23 on WRBIRADIO.COM.East Central at Connersville.Kickoff for the games will be at 7. WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.We will keep you updated with the other area Football Sectional games.Other Sectional 30 Games.Greensburg hosts Indy Marshall.Lawrenceburg at Hamilton Heights.Rushville at Guerin Catholic.Other Sectional 23 Games.Franklin County at Shelbyville.South Dearborn at Greenwood.Columbus East at Madison.Sectional 39.Milan hosts Triton Central.Indy Manual at Providence.Crawford County at Clarksville.Paoli at Eastern Pekin.Sectional 46.North Decatur hosts Edinburgh.South Decatur at West Washington.Indy Lutheran at Indy Howe.Trinity Lutheran at South Putnam.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell follows after the games.
PRESIDENT’S College (PC), Bishops’ High School and Marian Academy claimed victories in the finals of the Boys U-18, Boys U-14 and the Girls Developmental divisions when the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG), National Schools Basketball Festival, Georgetown and East Coast of Demerara Regionals, concluded on Friday evening at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.In the female final, it was a battle between Marian Academy’s guard Kelliann Sauers and Queen’s College power-player Naiomi Barkoye and the duo stepped up big, Sauers, though, had more support in the clash, which propelled her team to a 12-point win (36-24).The guard, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, was later awarded the Most Valuable Player. Teammates Aaliyah Singh and Angel Rajaram added eight points and five points with eight rebounds respectively.Queen’s College were led by a big effort in the paint by Barkoye, who pulled down 20 rebounds to go with her game-high 14 points. Her efforts in the tournament resulted in her winning the Best Defensive Player trophy. Luanna Mohan supported Barkoye with four points and six rebounds.COMPETITIVE CLASHIn the Boys’ lower division clash (U-14), a single bucket from deep separated Bishops’ High from rivals St Rose’s High (35-32).Marian Academy were crowned female champions.Jaden Howard, who battled his way to 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners, was later named MVP and BDP. Supporting Howard was Matthias Arrindell, who finished with nine points and eight rebounds.Carmelo Man-Son-Hing led St Rose’s High with a game-high 15 points and six rebounds. Chris Perez supported with seven points and 12 rebounds and Wayne Williams with six points and six rebounds.U-18 FINAL In the high-scoring U-18 final, PC, led by Richard Semple, were able to get past Marian Academy by eight points 72-64.Semple led the winners with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Jushaun Bayley was also impressive with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jesse James with 13 points and Rakin McDonald with 14 rebounds also contributed to the total.At the other end of the court, combo guard Jether Harris kept the Georgetown school in the game with some sharp shooting, for a night-high 35 points to go with 16 rebounds. Tyrese James added 11 points and five boards and Shamar Atwell eight points and four assists.Semple finished as the MVP and Israel Yaw from GTI as the BDP of the competition.The best sportsmanship award went to St Stanislaus College.The GT/ECD Regionals were sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, Banks DIH LTD, ExxonMobil and the National Sports Commission.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Steve Smith and David Warner’s first batting partnership on home soil since their ball-tampering suspensions helped Australia to a series-sealing nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Brisbane on Wednesday.Former captain Smith joined Warner at the crease after the third ball of the innings and the pair’s unbeaten 117-run stand mowed down Sri Lanka’s total of 117 in 13 overs under the lights at the Gabba.The win gave Aaron Finch’s team an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, having thrashed the south Asians by 134 runs in Sunday’s opener at Adelaide Oval.Warner, who scored an unbeaten 100 to be man-of-the-match in Adelaide on his 33rd birthday, was 60 not out from 41 balls, with Smith finishing unbeaten on 53.Dominant performances back-to-back from Australia’s bowlers ensured the series win, with the pacemen snaring four wickets to match the spinners as Sri Lanka’s batsmen struggled with the pace and bounce of the Gabba pitch.Smith was denied a bat in Adelaide due to Warner and Finch’s dominant opening stand but there was no rust at the Gabba as he savoured his first T20 knock in three-and-a-half years.“Yeah, we played well tonight, I thought the bowlers did a terrific job early on,” said Smith.“It’s good to be back now, obviously (there is) a T20 World Cup next year that I’d love to be a part of. It was nice to contribute with a few runs tonight.”Australia rested regular left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc and his towering replacement Billy Stanlake grabbed two wickets, including bowling Danushka Gunathilaka for 21 after the opener threatened to get Sri Lanka off to a solid start.Fellow quick Pat Cummins, and spinners Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa grabbed two wickets apiece.Sri Lanka got lucky to dismiss Finch for a duck with a leg-side catch but their bowlers had no answers for Smith and Warner.Lasith Malinga’s team now have little time to work things out before they head to Melbourne for the final dead rubber on Friday.“We didn’t expect that score, we were expecting 150,” said Malinga, who pinned the loss squarely on his batsmen.“I think for this game, the positives were only the preparation for the T20 World Cup in these conditions.”
Jamaica’s queen of the swimming pool, Alia Atkinson, kicked off her FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup campaign with another win. Atkinson won the 50-meter short course breaststroke in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. 25th career win The world-record holder copped her the 25th career win in 29.46 seconds ahead of her perennial rival Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte, who was a closely behind in 29.51. Russian Natalia Ivaneeva won the bronze medal in 29.87. Atkinson, who easily qualified for the final with a time of 29.73, found herself trailing Meilutyte, who reacted faster at the start – 0.59 to 0.69 – but the Jamaican, relying on her improved back-end speed, surged to get by the Lithuanian in time to touch first.Last season Atkinson competed at eight of the nine World Cup stops and was undefeated in all eight of her 50-metre breaststroke races.4th in 100 metersIn her final race of the day, Atkinson competed in the final of the 100 meters individual medley in which she finished fourth.World record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won in 57.02. The silver medal went to Sarah Sjöström in 57.61 while former record holder in the event Australian Emily Seebohm won Bronze in 58.63.Atkinson, the CCCAN and CARIFTA’s standard bearer clocked 59.55.The Jamaican star will be in action in the 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly on Thursday.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr explains what Lakers lose by firing Luke Walton Let’s face it, the Warriors are favored to win the NBA Finals this year, and it makes sense.After all, Golden State has made it to the championship four years in a row, and it’s won three of those times. Players and fans alike have racked their brains for the past few seasons, asking themselves what could dethrone a team that’s not only maintained an amazing core group, but continued to get better.Things could get interesting this year though. So here are 11 reasons to root for someone other than Golden State. Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Western Conference first-round previews, predictions 1. Someone could stop the Warriors’ three-peatThe Warriors have won the last two NBA championships and have a chance to make it three straight in 2019. If they do so, they’ll become the fourth franchise in NBA history to accomplish the feat.Los Angeles did it once in Minneapolis, MN, before doing it again after moving to California. Boston won an unmatchable eight straight during its prime years in the early 60’s. Lastly, the Bulls were able to three-peat twice under the leadership of the legendary Michael Jordan.Golden State has been dominant in recent memory, but a loss this year could keep its current group from ascending to the pinnacle of basketball.Frankly, people are getting tired of the same storyline in the postseason. But not everyone is rooting against the reigning champs.2. Defeat could spark a Golden State breakupThere’s been plenty of speculation about whether this is the last season the Warriors can keep Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green together.Rumors are swirling Durant wants to move to New York to begin a new journey, since he’s already won back-to-back MVP awards in the NBA Finals.Like Durant, Thompson could likely be looking to get a big payday with a max contract after the season.Tempers flared between Green and Durant early in the season, which added more fuel to the fire. And if that’s not enough drama for you, add DeMarcus Cousins into the mix.Many question why any player would want to leave such an ideal situation, but imploding on the biggest stage might just send players separate ways. That could make the league a lot more interesting moving forward.3. You can’t root against LeBron JamesJames won’t be in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade. His eight-year streak has been snapped, as the Lakers failed to make the postseason.The Cleveland native went from homegrown superstar, to supervillain, to hometown hero and back to villain, and many grew to favor the exciting youngsters from Oakland, CA over time.But now Golden State is the seasoned veteran everyone wants to beat.James took a risk and received some criticism for his move to Los Angeles, and it didn’t pan out.Since you can’t root against James, why not root on an up-and-comer to uproot the juggernaut that is the Warriors?4. There are plenty of other interesting storiesThe Warriors have risen from mediocrity to greatness, but other teams have stories to tell as well.Squads like the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Bucks and Swiss army knife Nuggets are climbing the ranks to challenge the champs.”The Process” could be nearing completion in Philadelphia and the Celtics are trying to figure out how to gel at the right time.The list goes on and on. So there are plenty of surprising stories to follow on the road to the Larry O’Brien Trophy.5. Root for the future of basketballThe playoffs are where rising stars can really make names for themselves.We saw it when Donovan Mitchell upset the Thunder last year, and when Jayson Tatum rose to another level of production en route to the Eastern Conference finals.Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are on the wrong side of 30, and the rest of Golden State’s starters are getting there.The Warriors’ stars will undoubtedly remain at the top for a while, but wouldn’t you like to see what comes after them?6. The resurgence of the Eastern ConferenceFor the first time in a while, multiple teams in the Eastern Conference have a shot at winning an NBA championship.Only three Eastern Conference teams that weren’t led by LeBron James have won the NBA Finals in the last 20 years. Staggering isn’t it?Everyone raves about how dominant the West is, but it’s time to flip the script.7. Bandwagon followingHaving stars and winning games draws fans, and the Warriors are good at both.Not every Golden State fan has only been around for four years, but quite a few have been.If you’re a fan from an opposing team, it’s probably frustrating to see casual viewers become superfans in the blink of an eye.So hopefully an upset can hold off their bragging rights for some time.8. Golden State is jumping shipWarriors fans are everywhere, but the most loyal are probably in Oakland.Since their current location is not the most appealing, Golden State is taking its talents to San Francisco next season, which is about an hour down the road.It might not be crazy inconvenient for supporters in Oakland, but it’s a change nonetheless.Even if you’re not a Golden State Fan, you’d probably be upset if your home team left the city that built it up.9. The ring chasersThe team with the best shot at winning it all usually doesn’t land the top free agents, but Golden State has changed that.When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, the power in the NBA shifted tremendously. He knew he’d probably missed his one shot to beat them, so he joined them, and it panned out.The 2014 MVP now has two rings and could get his third NBA Finals MVP this summer, but he’s not the only one to ride Golden State’s wave of success.Many were furious when the Warriors landed DeMarcus Cousins as a free agent, giving them five All-Star caliber players. But even role players get flack for considering joining up.Nick Young and David West are just a few examples of ringless players that achieved their goals by joining Golden State.Players want rings, but how they get there rub some the wrong way.10. Draymond GreenGreen has been hailed as one of basketball’s most talented defenders, but also has become one of the NBA’s top villains.The 6-7 utilityman is physical, but has taken heat for some questionable plays in the past, including a swipe to the groin of LeBron James during the 2016 NBA Finals.Few play the game with as much passion as Green, but he’s built a reputation that’s earned him some disdain from multiple fanbases.Nevertheless, Draymond will be Draymond, and spectators will have to deal with it.11. Just to see a new team get the gloryYour team may not be in the playoffs, and that’s ok.If they are, they might not get out of the first round, and that’s just fine too. But you’d probably prefer to see some parity in the NBA than watch Golden State win again.Any team that wins this much is bound to draw hate, but competition is good for the sport.Supporters of teams in the lottery might not watch because they assume the Warriors will win it all again. But sports are about randomness and unpredictability, and the league hasn’t had much of that lately.