The East Central Wrestling team wrapped up the regular season by capturing The Knights Classic at South Dearborn.EC finished with 264 total team points, the host Knights had 214, Batesville with 92, Southwestern with 87.5, Boone County 70, and Greensburg 63.Wrestling – Media Release (2)The Trojans will be getting ready for The Sectionals on Saturday, January 26th, at South Dearborn.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Scott Schwarz.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Recently-elected Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief, Ricky Skerritt, has given the assurance that interim head coach, Floyd Reifer, will remain in his post for the remainder of the year, and says there will be no “hasty political decisions” in the wake of the Caribbean side’s disastrous showing at the ICC World Cup.Speaking following West Indies’ final outing of the campaign on Thursday in Leeds, Skerritt praised Reifer as a coach with a “winning track record” and also rubbished suggestions that the change in management prior to the World Cup played a role in the team’s poor showing.West Indies won two of nine group stage matches to finish ninth in the 10-team standings on five points, their worst-ever performance at a World Cup.“That is a whole joke in terms of continuity (of coaching staff for the World Cup). In six years, we’ve had seven coaches, including Floyd Reifer who was coach for a few matches before the politics-appointed (Richard) Pybus,” Skerritt told i95.5FM sports programme here.Now people want Floyd Reifer to go and bring somebody else and then somebody else will go – that is not going to happen under my watch.“We have already put it clearly out that by the end of this year a head coach would be hired for at least a three-year plan and that is to take us to the next ODI (World Cup) of 2023.”He continued: “Floyd Reifer has a temporary contract that was always going to be up until the end of this calendar year. If he wins the recruitment process, he will then continue; if he loses the recruitment to somebody else, he will continue in some other position for three months until his one-year contract expires.“The new coach would start, if things go according to plan, somewhere early in 2020.”Englishman Pybus was controversially thrust into the role of West Indies head coach last January on the eve of the England series, a decision that resulted in public acrimony among CWI board members who feuded over the manner of the appointment.A former director of cricket, Pybus then oversaw a shock 2-1 win in the three-Test series and a 2-2 draw in the five-match ODI series.After toppling three-term incumbent Dave Cameron in March, Skerritt and vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow then moved to install Reifer as interim head coach in a complete overhaul of the team management and selection panel.Warning that the shambolic means by which Pybus was appointed would not be repeated, Skerritt said the recruitment for a permanent coach would not be rushed but would be allowed to go through the proper processes.“The recruitment process will take whatever length of time it takes to get the best coach in place,” Skerritt pointed out.“Recruiting a coach involves money, involves time, involves certain administrative requirements and there are processes. We’re going to go through a methodical process and get the best people in the best timing in the best places.“We’re not panicking, we’re not going to make any hasty political decisions and repeat what has been done in the past. That’s not how we operate.”Reifer’s next assignment will be India’s tour of the Caribbean for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals from August 3 to September 3. read more
Self-balancing scooters, commonly known as hoverboards, are now banned from on-campus residence halls and university-owned housing, according to an email to students sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry Thursday evening.“Due to the recent fire concerns surrounding hoverboards … the University has decided to prohibit their use and possession in University owned residence halls, apartments and houses,” Carry said in the email.There have been several documented incidents of the lithium-ion batteries inside hoverboards exploding, in some cases leading to extensive property damage. Just last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sent a letter to manufacturers and distributors of hoverboards in which they said, “Consumers risk serious injury or death if their self-balancing scooters ignite and burn.” According to the letter, between Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 17, 2016, the CPSC received 52 reports of scooter fires resulting in $2 million of property damage.The decision to ban the scooters at USC was made in consultation with USC Student Affairs, Housing, Environmental Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety and Risk Management, according to the email. Carry said in the email that this ban was made in order to protect students and prevent property damage.“There will be no penalty [for possessing a hoverboard],” Carry said in an interview with the Daily Trojan. “Think of it this way: in our residence halls, we don’t allow candles. They’re a fire hazard; if you light it, you can burn the building down. Similarly, we won’t allow hoverboards in the residence halls.”To enforce the ban, Residential Assistants will be making sure that residents are not using hoverboards in the dorms, according to Carry. But Carry also said that RAs will work with students to either get rid of their hoverboards or store them safely.“The RAs will work with the students to either ship the hoverboards back home or store them elsewhere,” Carry said.John Landi, a senior studying communication and business, agreed with the ban.“It’s acceptable to ride [a hoverboard] on campus, but when you have them in the residence halls, it’s very unnecessary,” Landi said. “I don’t see why they’re even in residence halls in the first place. They have a tendency to explode and catch fire.”Carry reiterated that — despite still allowing use of hoverboards on campus — the ban is a student safety issue.“What’s the trade off? We’re trying to prevent a residence hall of 600 students from burning down,” Carry said. read more
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington wrestling team went up to Circle Thursday and secured a 45-18 victory. The Crusaders complete an undefeated Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV season – the first league championship since 2005.Individual scores with Wellington wrestlers listed were:106 – Tim Schmidt won by forfeit.113- Double forfeit.120 – Blake Bale lost 13-11 in overtime.126 – Caden Heacock lost 7-1.132 – Andrew Wolff won by forfeit.138 – Nick Reyes lost by fall.145 – Nick Hawkins lost 9-7.152 – Shane Hughes lost 7-5.160 – Braden Struble won by forfeit.170 – Aaron Schoemann won 3-2.182 – Drake Alcorn won by forfeit.195 – Ian Groom won by forfeit.220 – Jace Lowe won by forfeit.285 – Miguel Lujan won by forfeit.Wellington will participate in the Remington tournament on Saturday before preparing for the Class 4A Regional in Rose Hill next Friday and Saturday.â€”â€”â€”â€” In other news, the Wellington Middle School wrestlers were victorious at home with a 72-33 victory over Haysville and a 72-28 win over Prairie Hills.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments read more