It was tough night for the Lady Cats at Greensburg Country Club. The Wildcats fell to the Pirates for their 2nd loss of the season 171-180. Junior, Maggie Brack, captured medallist honors with a personal best score of 36. They will be back in action tomorrow night when they travel to Grand Oak Country Club to take on the East Central Trojans.FC Individual Scoring. Maggie Brack-36 (personal best), Abby Orschell-48, Gracie Graf-48, Camryn Brewer-50, Ashlan Hill-48, Taylor McCreary-59, Erin Hesselbrock-57, Sam Ebrens-55, Kelsey Brackney-63.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.
North Vernon, IN—Thursday, Sergeant Cody Low with the Jennings County Sheriffs Office and his canine partner, Axel, conducted a traffic stop on Country Squire Blvd involving a Silver 2004 Pontiac Sunfire for a registration violation. Sgt. Low made contact with the driver, Jason Jackson, 35, of North Vernon, who was found to be driving on a suspended license. Sgt. Low deployed his canine partner Axel to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. Canine Axel gave a positive alert to the odor of Narcotics coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded over 3.5 grams of methamphetamine, four syringes, and paraphernalia. The passenger, Johnny Zolton,65, of North Vernon, was also taken into custody on drug charges.Johnny Zolton was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.Jason Jackson was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Syringe, and Driving While Suspended Prior.
By Mike LowePortland Press-HeraldKINGSTON, R.I. — Improbable? Nah, last week was improbable.This one was stunning, mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, even a little outrageous.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor the second straight week, Kenny Doak kicked a field goal as time expired to lift the football team to victory, this time with a 39-yarder Saturday as the Black Bears rallied past Rhode Island 38-36 at Meade Stadium.“We were up against it today, man,” said Maine head coach Joe Harasymiak. “We’ve got a lot of things to fix, but these kids showed you how bad they wanted to win today. And that’s all that matters. All they wanted to do was win for each other.”The victory lifted the Black Bears to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association, where they remain in first place. Rhode Island dropped to 4-2 and 2-1.Maine won despite compiling 197 yards in penalties, despite falling behind by 16 in the third quarter, despite giving up the lead with 51 seconds left on a drive where the defense committed five penalties.The Black Bears won because Chris Ferguson, playing for the first time since Sept. 22 when he suffered a shoulder injury, was masterful on the final drive, completing 4 of 6 passes for 47 yards to move the Black Bears to the Rams’ 21.There, Harasymiak called a timeout with five seconds left and sent out Doak, who last week tied a school record with a 52-yard field goal on the final play to beat Villanova. His 39-yarder was true. He then turned and sprinted down the field as his teammates leaped in delirious celebration.“I knew I was going to get an opportunity,” Doak said. “I have trust in [Ferguson] and all the wide receivers. Just get me in range.”Ferguson completed 30 of 48 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns — to Devin Young and Micah Wright (10 catches, 125 yards) in his return — and scored on a 9-yard scramble with 2:28 remaining to give Maine the lead for the first time since the game’s first drive.Then the fun began.The Rams took over at their 25 and immediately faced a fourth-and-7 situation. Vito Priore found Marven Beauvais for 21 yards. Then Rhode Island faced a fourth-and-10 situation at its own 49. Priore’s pass was incomplete, but Charles Mitchell of Maine was called for roughing the passer.After an incompletion, Manny Patterson was called for pass interference, moving the Rams to the Maine 21. There, Priore threw 16 yards to Aaron Parker. Another roughing-the-passer penalty on the play moved the ball to the 2. Priore found Parker in the left corner on a fade route and the Rams led 36-35, but Patterson broke up the 2-point conversion pass to Parker.“We knew we had to make one more stop,” said DeVaughn. “Just tried to get a chance for [Doak].”Ferguson knew the Black Bears could do it, even starting at the 25 with 51 seconds left.“We practice that every week. We did it all during camp,” he said. “That’s a testament to all the work we put in the offseason, the trust I have in the guys. We took care of business.”On second down from the Rams’ 32, Ferguson passed 6 yards to Joe Fitzpatrick, who got out of bounds with 13 seconds left.After Rhode Island was called for a second illegal participation penalty, Doak — now called “Kenny Clutch” by Ferguson — came on with five seconds left.Asked if he knew the kick was going to be good, Doak’s teammates replied for him: “No doubt.”Just like the win, right?
There’s power in numbers. Unfortunately, Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey just doesn’t have those numbers right now. After starting the season with a comfortable number of players, the UW women’s basketball team has suffered from the unfortunate and uncontrollable loss of players. What used to be a comfortable number has now been whittled down to nine. Mikayla Dyer and Lindsay Smith both elected to transfer. Taylor Wurtz and AnnMarie Brown both saw their seasons end with injuries. Michala Johnson is on the bench, but ineligible due to transfer rules. The cupboard seems rather bare and Kelsey has been forced to use every tool available to her, regardless of their readiness for Big Ten basketball. “It’s hard for them because a lot of the players that are having to play a lot of minutes probably wouldn’t have to have that load on them if others were healthy,” Kelsey said.The consequences for such low numbers on this team have been inevitable, the obvious problem being the limited number of players available during the game as substitutes. Kelsey has been left overwhelmed with a lack of choices.“Some people you just can’t take out,” Kelsey said. “It’s difficult when they do get tired [during the game], they’re humans.”Some coaches have the ability to sub in five new pairs of fresh legs every seven minutes, a luxury Kelsey just doesn’t have. With only four subs left on the bench, Kelsey has instead had to comprise for the restrictions she has, but with every loss leaves something to be gained.“More people need to step up to take on the roles of all the injuries we’ve had,” Nicole Bauman said, a freshman starting guard and Big Ten Freshman of the Week during December.Bauman was thrust into a starting role with Wurtz’s initial absence back in November. Her freshman comrade Dakota Whyte has similarly been forced into an immediate backup position to point guard Tiera Stephen.Many of the players have found stepping up means improving their defense and ball-handling, which is something that might become especially taxing on the team late in the game. Forty minutes, the number of minutes some players, starters in particular, have been, or have gotten close, to playing in recent games can be a long time to play when the legs get heavy and the shots aren’t falling, but Kelsey doesn’t have many alternatives.But frustration is a word that resonates with more than just the coach.“The thing that frustrates me the most is that this year we were supposed to be pretty good with a lot [of] freshman coming in,” Cassie Rochel said. Indeed, many really good freshmen did come in for the Badgers. Bauman was the 2012 Miss Basketball for Wisconsin, Shannon Malone’s AAU team was a national finalist, Whyte was a member of the 2012 Canadian Junior National Team and Tessa Cichy was a top-five finalist for the 2012 Miss Minnesota Basketball. There were plenty of other reasons, besides the incoming freshmen, to believe this team could have been one of the top teams in the Big Ten.That being said, the only positives Kelsey envisions is the loss of numbers can only stimulate improvement considering many of players have been forced into a position or a different role that will push their limits and build better players for the future.“I also try to impart upon the players that are healthy that it’s going to help us in the future. It’s going to help us down the road,” Kelsey said. They could use a pick-me-up right now, though.With a record of 2-6 in January alone, the team has been in a position where it would seem easy to throw in the towel. Their record now stands at 10-12 as Wisconsin ranks 11th in the Big Ten. To take on a negative vibe would be easy, but that’s not the type of personality this team has. Instead, they are looking to give the lone graduating senior, Tiera Stephen, a good send-off.“It’s her senior year,” Rochel said. “You want to give her all we can, but we’re doing what we can with the players we have.”
Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy scored second-half goals to give Newcastle a deserved victory over in-form Chelsea at St James’ Park.Chelsea, on the back of six straight wins, edged the first-half as John Terry hit the bar and had a header cleared off the line.However, the Magpies dominated after the break and went ahead when Gouffran headed home Yohan Cabaye’s free-kick.Victory was sealed when Remy curled in a shot from Vurnon Anita’s pass.And while it may still take supporters some time to forget last weekend’s defeat against rivals Sunderland, this result gives more promise of steady progression following the draw against Liverpool and victory at Cardiff which preceded that derby day dejection.Their victory over Chelsea, who started the day second in the Premier League, was built on a disciplined defensive display and a powerful second-half performance which overwhelmed their below-par visitors. Chelsea playmakers Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard were not given room to dictate play, meaning Fernando Torres was starved of the service which helped him earn such praise in the aftermath of last weekend’s victory over Manchester City.Newcastle kept their shape well, limiting Chelsea to just two chances in a fairly subdued first-half – both of them from set-pieces.First John Terry nipped in front of Mike Williamson to head Mata’s corner against the bar before Davide Santon stooped to head the former England skipper’s goal-bound header off the line.Chelsea might have been dominating possession and pressing Newcastle back when they did lose the ball, but they lacked the penetration to break down their resolute hosts.It also served to offer Newcastle encouragement, and the home side gradually seized control after the break – Chelsea keeper Petr Cech having to be alert to deny Moussa Sissoko and Gouffran. The pressure finally told in the 68th minute when Gouffran nipped in front of Branislav Ivanovic to head home Yohan Cabaye’s free-kick.It appeared Alan Pardew had instructed Cabaye to put the free-kick where he did, and the Newcastle manager was certainly getting the better of Mourinho in this particular tactical battle.Samuel Eto’o, Willian and Andre Schurrle were all introduced from the bench by the Chelsea boss, and Eto’o appealed for a penalty when his shot was deflected wide via Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s hand.Willian also had a shot saved while Eto’o’s follow-up was blocked by Mathieu Debuchy.The game looked up for Chelsea when Eden Hazard dragged a shot wide from 12 yards out and so it proved as Remy scored his sixth goal of the season via the inside of the post. It sealed a superb performance by the hosts, who move up to ninth in the Premier League, while Mourinho, who has never won at St James’ Park, saw his side drop to third behind Liverpool.