Lady Cardinals Hoops Results

first_imgThe 6th Grade Lady Cardinals were defeated in a really hard fought and aggressive game Monday night at home against Laurel. Final score was 12 to 10. Scoring for the Cardinals were Kenzie Maple with 6 points and Lucy Abplanalp with 4.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jack Abplanalp.The St. Louis 7/8 Lady Cardinals traveled to Franklin County and took 2 wins away with them.  Both great games for the Cardinals.The 7th Grade Lady Cards beat the Wildcats 45-9.  Scoring for St. Louis were Kate Weber with 11pts, Ava Owens with 9 pts, Claire Saner scoring 6 pts, Sadie Wachsmann and Catherine Streator both bringing 5 pts each, Izza Wonnell hitting the 3 pt, and Izzi Price, Lilly Schebler, and Rhea Miller all scoring 2 pts each.  We played a great game defensivly which in turn made scoring offensively easier.  Nice job ladies they are now 7-0 for the season.The 8th Grade Girls won against the Wildcats also with a final score of 26-16.  Scoring for St. Louis were Catherine Streator with 10 pts, Megan Bauer with 7 pts, Clarie Saner with 4 pts, Summer Ratcliffe and Sadie Wachsmann each with 2 pts, and Kate Weber with 1 pt.  These girls did a great job against the zone and finding the open shots.  Defensivly their game was were it needed to be and we were able to hold them from scoring.  Nice job ladies great win!Come and support the Lady Cards at home tonight tip of 7th grade game 6 pm against Milan.  Wear your SLS gear and be entered in for the 3 pt and free throw shots for some money!!!!  See you all there.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

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Saha backs Giggs for United job

first_img “I could see that in the dressing room. The charisma was there when he was a player. You could feel that straight away. “He has the right character. He could have a laugh and a joke but he also kept his distance sometimes. “He has the pedigree and the biggest weapon he has is that he knows exactly what the fans are after – that they want the team to play the United way. “He was an attacking midfielder so he knows they want to see dribbling and counter-attacking football.” The hallmarks of the ‘United way’ were present during last week’s demolition of Norwich. And Giggs is doing all he can to make sure there is a repeat performance when United host Sunderland on Saturday afternoon. Press Association Sport understands Giggs has introduced double-training sessions at the AON Training Complex to make sure his players are up to speed for the game. By the time the next game comes around against Hull on May 6, Van Gaal may have been appointed as Moyes’ successor. The Dutchman is keen to finalise his contract at Old Trafford before he gets his Holland squad together for their training camp on May 7. United are keen for Giggs to stay at Old Trafford in some capacity, but they will not force the new manager to include the club’s record appearance maker among his backroom staff. Whoever takes charge next year, they will have to do far better than Moyes, who left United seventh in the Barclays Premier League just a year after Ferguson won the title by 11 points. Saha firmly believes the club will bounce back and start challenging for honours provided the new manager spends big in the transfer window. “You have to bring players in and if those players are the right ones then they will definitely bring success back to the club,” said Saha, who won two Premier Leagues, one Champions League and one League Cup during his four-year spell at Old Trafford. “When we bought Robin van Persie (in 2012) he was a big signing, he lifted the club and he won us the league and this is what one signing can do. “People talk about money and say this is destroying the game but money talks.” Press Association Giggs has been placed in charge of the team until the end of the season following the sacking of David Moyes. After last week’s 4-0 win over Norwich, there is a growing sense within the United dressing room and among the club’s vast fan base that Giggs should be allowed to carry on as manager beyond the summer. RYAN GIGGS has all the credentials to successfully manage Manchester United next season, according to his former team-mate Louis Saha. The United board regard Giggs as a potential manager of the future, but they are expected to appoint Louis van Gaal as their next boss instead as he has far more experience. But Saha, who played alongside Giggs for four years, thinks the Welshman is good enough for the position now. Speaking at the launch of the Soccerex global convention in Manchester, Saha said: “He can do the job now, for sure. “It seems like an easy choice for now because he proved he can do it last weekend. “I was sad to see David Moyes go. But maybe it would have been more clever to give (Giggs) his chance months ago.” Giggs is yet to complete his UEFA Pro License, but Saha thinks that should not prevent the 40-year-old from being a successful manager. Saha believes Giggs has already gained a wealth of knowledge from the 23 years he spent working under Sir Alex Ferguson. “The foundations are there (for Giggs to be a success). He was learning from the best,” Saha said. last_img read more

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Byron in line for Curragh outing

first_img Press Association “He seems grand. He’d had a lung infection within a month of the run and he ended up probably needing it. I was happy enough with the run,” said the County Tipperary trainer. “You might see him at the Curragh on Saturday. He’s a likely runner. “Last year when he got going he ran five times in nine weeks. He’s better off doing something than being in his stable at home.” Among a total of 14 possibles for the Listed contest over six furlongs are Dermot Weld’s pair of Alkasser and Tested, the Eddie Lynam-trained duo of Balmont Mast and Fort Del Oro, Ken Condon’s Newsletter and Mick Halford’s Russian Soul. British interests are represented by Paul Midgley’s recent Cork scorer Line Of Reason and Boom The Groom and Serenity Spa from Tony Carroll’s yard. Gordon Lord Byron is set to make a quick reappearance in the Dubai Duty Free Dash Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday following his run at Royal Ascot. center_img Trainer Tom Hogan was satisfied with his triple Group One winner’s performance in finishing eighth to Undrafted in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday. Hogan expects the seven-year-old to come on for the outing having been laid low with a lung infection after being in action at the Curragh a month earlier. last_img read more

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Hancock’s Bagley overcomes obstacles to claim international free-throw title

first_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 HANCOCK — For the past year and a half, nothing has stopped Kaylee Bagley’s mission to improve.From making less than one-third of her attempts in her first free-throw shooting competition to dealing with illnesses on two separate competition days, Bagley has faced her share of obstacles. Despite everything, the 10-year-old Hancock native has continued her drive toward becoming one of America’s best young free-throw shooters.That journey saw a rewarding conclusion Saturday as she received the international title for her age group in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. As a reward for beating out thousands of other girls from the United States and Canada, Bagley received a glass trophy commemorating her achievement at a ceremony in Brewer.“She’s come a long way from when she got started,” said Kaylee’s mother, Christine. “She loves basketball, and she’s just been so determined and stuck with it no matter what.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBagley’s first competition came as an 8-year-old 18 months ago. In her first competition at the local level, she made just 7 of 25 from the free-throw line.Instead of giving up, Kaylee set an ultimate goal for herself. As she and her parents walked toward the car to go home that day, Kaylee told them her goal was to make it to nationals.“I knew I could make more shots every day if I tried,” Kaylee said. “I knew I could do it if I worked harder and just kept practicing.”Kaylee said she practiced her free throws for an hour and a half in the buildup to the competition. Her parents made trips with her each day to the Hancock Grammar School gymnasium, where Kaylee would practice free-throw shooting for an hour and a half.Kaylee Bagley poses with her trophy and medal after winning the state’s Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot for the 8-9 age group Jan. 28, 2017, in Bath. Bagley, who made 18 of 25 free throws at the 2017 Elks event, improved her total to 23 of 25 at this year’s Knights of Columbus state championships to win the international title. FILE PHOTOEach day, Kaylee got better and better. Then, on Jan. 28, 2017, she made 18 of her 25 shots to win the 8-9 age group at the state’s Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot in Bath.“It was amazing how much better she got in just a short amount of time,” said Kaylee’s father, Shawn. “She went in with her goal of how many she wanted to make, and she kept increasing them every day.”In 2018, though, Kaylee was faced with some untimely setbacks. When a stomach bug forced her to forego this year’s Elks competition, she was forced to compete in the Knights of Columbus event instead.Yet the day before the Knights of Columbus district championships, Kaylee fell sick once again. Fortunately, an impending snowstorm that was set to hit eastern Maine the next day forced tournament officials to postpone the event.“I remember picking her up from school that day, and I said, ‘Honey, they postponed it,’” Christine said. “All of the sudden, I see tears of joy on her face and a look that said, ‘Thank God.’”Another complicating factor was that the free-throw lines used in the Knights of Columbus competition were slightly farther back than those used in the Elks competition. It also didn’t require other contestants and spectators to sit in complete silence as competitors were shooting.To get used to the new distance, Kaylee used a tape measure to adjust the distance of the shot she had to make. Her parents and brother, Jacob, helped her adjust to the noise change by making animal sounds and creating other distractions in the background as she shot.After strong showings at the district championships and regional championships, Kaylee made 23 of 25 at the state championship to claim the Maine title. Her score there was compared to others from the same age group in the United States and Canada to determine the international champion, and after the final results were tallied over the next several weeks, Kaylee was the winner.“The first week of May, we got a letter from the Knights of Columbus corporate office in Connecticut saying she had placed the highest in her age group,” Shawn said. “She’s wanted Saturday night to come ever since.”Although Kaylee has been playing basketball since before she was kindergarten, her interest in free-throw competitions came from watching Jacob take part in them. Although she wasn’t old enough to compete when Jacob, now 11, became eligible, seeing him compete inspired her to do so herself.Despite the fact that Kaylee and Jacob have what Christine called a “rivalry” between the two of them in the sport, Jacob is also his sister’s biggest fan. When Kaylee won her first competition at Elks last year, Jacob was there applauding his sister and yelling her name in celebration. His display was so exuberant that a committee member later recognized him for his passion.“He came over and pointed to Jacob, and he said, ‘You, young man, are the reason why we do this,’” Christine said. “As a parent, to see both of them recognized like that was very special.”As for Kaylee, she will continue to play on her AAU team, Black Bear North, as well as in local recreational leagues. If her massive improvement at the free-throw line is any indication of how far she can go, the sky is the limit.“Your kids can surprise you in amazing ways,” Christine said. “When she made those seven shots the first time, we never thought she would be here then. She proved everybody wrong.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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