AquaTrojans Middle School Team Wins Season Opener

first_imgThe AquaTrojans started their 2017 campaign with wins against the Greendale Bengals in Lawrenceburg on Thursday night.  The girls won 107-59.  The boys won 108-56.Individual winners include:  Luke Jackson – 200 Freestyle; Jacob Nixon – 100 IM; Alexis Brennen – 50 Freestyle; Ray Krider – 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle; Kendra Combs – 50 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle; Jayme Pennington – 100 Freestyle; Nick Weber – 100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke; Abigail Cowden – 100 Backstroke; Nick Hoffmeier – 100 Backstroke.SDMS won all 4 relays to secure the victory for the Trojans!!Next Thursday, SDMS travels to South Dearborn to take on the Squires.GO AQUATROJANS!!!AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Sans starting guards, LA Clippers fall to Pacers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I thought we kind of weathered the storm, to be honest,” Doc Rivers said. “When J.J. went down, I think we got down by 11. We made a nice charge, came back and even took the lead for a little bit.“I thought the beginning of the fourth quarter killed us, that little stretch where they got their cushion.”DeAndre Jordan had a game-high 15 rebounds, but he scored just two points, missing his only four shots and shooting 2 of 8 from the free-throw line.“It was a slow-paced game in a lot of ways with two fast teams,” Doc Rivers said. “It was strange. A lot of fouls were called tonight and there were a lot of touch fouls early, so I thought that kind of set the tone.“Without CP and without J.J., we had no ball movement and I think DJ is one of those guys it affects the most.”Small forward Paul George led the Pacers with 31 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. He came in averaging 27.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists. This after playing just six games this past season after severely breaking his right leg in August 2014 playing in a Team USA Blue-White game.Before tip-off, Pacers coach Frank Vogel admitted he could not have imagined the 6-foot-9 George starting the season this strongly after everything he went through.“Not really,” Vogel said, “certainly not when he was going through the rehab process. But as he worked this summer and seeing how hard he worked and how much he had developed, getting stronger and more confident in the leg each month, I did feel like this style of play (small-ball) would help put him in position to have his best year of his career.“But I don’t think anybody expected this.”After the game, George talked about his journey.“I really put in a lot of work this summer and preparation to be ready night in and night out,” he said. “I knew there was going to be a moment where the game is not going my way and I am going to struggle. That is going to happen.“But for the most part, I have become a student of the game and I really put a lot of time into my craft.”The Pacers played strong defense in this one, limiting the Clippers to 38 percent shooting — 22.2 percent (6 of 27) from 3-point range. But again, that was sans Paul and Redick.The Clippers’ Josh Smith contributed nine points, five rebounds and four assists off the bench.Rodney Stuckey had 18 points off the bench for Indiana and Ian Mahinmi scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Chris Paul was already out for the Clippers on Wednesday with inflamed rib cartilage. When J.J. Redick went down with a right ankle sprain just 17 seconds into the game against the visiting Indiana Pacers, it appeared the Clippers had absolutely no shot at victory.The Clippers hung in as long as they could and trailed by just five points with 2:59 to play after being down by 16 with 8:28 left. But L.A. could not execute down the stretch and was defeated by the Pacers 103-91 before a sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center.The Clippers (10-9) had won three in a row and four of five. The Pacers (12-5) have won six consecutive games.Paul and Redick average a combined 31.2 points, so their absence made things more difficult for leading scorer Blake Griffin. Griffin scored 19 points, but he shot just 6 of 18. He had six assists, but pulled down only four rebounds. Griffin didn’t have a rebound until there were just five minutes left to play.center_img “It hurts,” Griffn said of playing without Paul and Redick. “But we have guys that are capable of stepping up and playing well, and they did. We just have to be better. I have to be better.”Lance Stephenson had 19 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting, Jamal Crawford scored 16 points but shot 5 of 16. He took Redick’s spot. Austin Rivers, who started for Paul at point guard, scored nine points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field. He had only one assist in nearly 35 minutes.He was not happy.“It was a very winnable game for us, but they still won,” he said. “We did not execute at all and we did not play good defense.”It was going to be hard enough to compete with a hot team without Paul. When Redick went down, the mission for victory seemed impossible. But coach Doc Rivers thought his team handled Redick’s departure well at first. The Clippers were down 16-5 early, but led 50-47 at halftime.last_img read more

Brighton pile misery on woeful Man United

first_imgRomelu Lukaku briefly brought United back into the game at 2-1. But there was little reaction after the break until Paul Pogba’s penalty deep into stoppage time as United fell three points behind defending champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham just two games into the new campaign.Mourinho warned of a “difficult” season when he wasn’t backed in the transfer market before the deadline for Premier League clubs closed before the opening weekend of the season.Strengthening the heart of his defence was Mourinho’s priority and it showed as Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly endured a torrid afternoon on England’s south coast.Difficult day: Jose Mourinho’s fears at not being backed in the transfer market were realised at Brighton © AFP / Glyn KIRKIn a tempestuous pre-season, Mourinho also clashed with Anthony Martial when the Frenchman failed to return to the club’s pre-season tour of the United States after the birth of his second child.But Martial was recalled to the starting line-up in the absence of the injured Alexis Sanchez and had the first chance when he dashed inside two Brighton defenders before seeing his shot blocked by Duffy.The story could have been very different for the visitors had Lukaku not wasted a huge chance to open the scoring when he pulled his shot wide of the near post 10 minutes in.– Classy finish –Instead, Brighton went in front when veteran striker Murray caught Lindelof ball watching to flick home Solly March’s cross with a classy finish.Two minutes later, the hosts led 2-0 as Duffy was given the space to control and fire past a helpless David de Gea after United failed to clear a corner.Despite suggesting he is unhappy at Old Trafford after scoring in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Leicester, Paul Pogba was again handed the captain’s armband by Mourinho.However, there was little sign of Pogba leading United out of the mire as he and summer signing Fred, who cost a reported £52.5 million struggled to control the game in midfield.Brighton’s failure to defend set-pieces cost them in a 2-0 defeat to Watford last weekend and threatened to undo their good work again when Lukaku was left unmarked just five yards out to nod home Luke Shaw’s deflected cross and give United a lifeline.That reprieve lasted just 10 minutes, however, before more rash defending by Bailly allowed Brighton to restore their two-goal lead.Dale Stephens beat Fred to a loose ball in midfield and released Gross before the German was brought down by a lunge inside the area by the Ivorian.De Gea got a touch to Gross’s penalty but couldn’t keep it out to compound a miserable first 45 minutes for United.Mourinho turned to two of England’s World Cup heroes in Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at the break in search of inspiration.But the damage had already been done as Brighton sat comfortably on their lead until virtually the last kick of the match.Pogba reduced United’s deficit by blasting home from the spot after Duffy felled Marouane Fellaini, but it was too little, too late.Mourinho’s third seasons in charge during his second spell at Chelsea and at Real Madrid never recovered from a poor start.His time at Old Trafford threatens to go the same way, particularly with Tottenham next up a week on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brighton beat Manchester United to pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho © AFP / Glyn KIRKBRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Jose Mourinho’s fears over failing to sign a new centre-back were realised as a shambolic defensive display saw his Manchester United side lose 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday.For the first time in nearly two years, Mourinho’s men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty.last_img read more