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first_imgMary Lou Doll, age 54 of Sunman, Indiana, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at her home. Born January 16, 1964, she is the daughter of Viola (Nee: Riehle) and Joseph Hountz. She married Dan Doll September 20, 1986 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Brookville, Indiana. She worked in the custodial department at Hillenbrand Inc. and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Sunman Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.Mary Lou had many hobbies. For many years, she coached volleyball for several of her children’s teams. She enjoyed playing bingo, baking, sewing, cross stitching and loved tending to her Knock-out rose bushes. She loved watching the television shows COPS and the Family Feud and enjoyed taking trips to Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to watch the horse races. Being a member of the Sunman Fire Dep’t. Ladies Auxiliary, she would always be one of the first ladies to show up to help prepare meals for the firemen when they were called out for lengthy fire calls. Mary Lou never knew a stranger. Her true passion though was her family, especially her grandchildren and dog Jasper.She is survived by her husband Dan of Sunman; son Kevin Doll of Sunman; daughters Jessica (Nick) Weiler, Jennifer (Josh) Hall and Rebecca (fiancé Zach Henderson) Doll, all of Sunman; sisters Joyce (Albert Jr.) Kraus of Batesville, Indiana, Betty (George) Hoff of Georgia and Dorita Hodges of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers James (Karen) Hountz of Guilford, Indiana, Joseph (Annette) Hountz, Paul (Marilyn) Hountz and Leroy (Kimberly) Hountz, all of Sunman; eight grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece Anna Kraus.Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8th, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9th, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris, Indiana, with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Sunman Fire Department, Sunman Area Life Squad or the Barrett Cancer Center at UC Hospital.last_img read more

first_imgThe Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week.The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later. He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The F1 season hasn’t started yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Gibraltar soccer federation says it has declared the league season null and void with no champion.The top two teams in the league were Europa and St. Joseph’s when the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended. The federation says they were so close in the standings it could not declare a champion “in the interests of sporting integrity.”The federation said last week that on government advice the season could not be completed by a UEFA-set deadline for Gibraltar of July 20. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.The FFT says it “has taken the decision to cancel and refund all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros.”The FFT is also working closely with French authorities “to establish the necessary measures which will ensure the health and security of all guests attending the tournament.”Refunds will be received by end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead.___ Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested. The Latest: French Open ticket buyers to get refunds May 7, 2020 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars).___The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French Tennis Federation says it will refund tickets purchased for the French Open because of uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic. Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test.___ Formula One says Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Arthur will compete alongside drivers in this weekend’s virtual Spanish Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will be the F1 drivers in Sunday’s event.Aguero will race for Red Bull alongside Albon. Courtois will run for Alfa Romeo in his second virtual race. Arthur will be with Haas.Golfer Ian Poulter will make his third appearance with Renault.The virtual Spanish GP will take place during the same weekend the real race was scheduled to run at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. The race will consist of a qualifying session and a 33-lap race. Associated Press Europa will enter next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. St. Joseph’s and third-place Lincoln Red Imps will enter the Europa League.___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.The top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.last_img read more

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoFollowing the record-breaking 2006-07 season, the UW men’s basketball team arguably drew its biggest name opponent ever for next season: Duke. The first-ever meeting between Duke and Wisconsin will be on Nov. 27 as the Badgers travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., as part of the ninth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, according to a release from the Atlantic Coast Conference’s website. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and will start at 8 p.m. In the eight-year history of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, UW is 3-5. Its wins came against Florida State this past season and Maryland in 2004 and 2000, while Wisconsin’s losses have come to Wake Forest (1999, 2002 and 2005), Georgia Tech (2001) and Maryland (2003). Duke, on the other hand, is the only unbeaten team in the challenge at 8-0, having defeated Illinois (1999 and 2000), Iowa (2001), Ohio State (2002), Michigan State (2003 and 2004) and Indiana (2005 and 2006). Like the Blue Devils, the ACC is undefeated. It has won the challenge each year since its inaugural season in 1999. Of the 75 games played, ACC teams have won 48. Other notable games in the 2007 ACC/Big Ten Challenge include rematches from last season: North Carolina-Ohio State and Illinois-Maryland. In addition to the Wisconsin-Duke game, next season’s challenge will include several other first-time matchups including Georgia Tech at Indiana, Wake Forest at Iowa, Boston College at Michigan, North Carolina State at Michigan State and Virginia Tech at Penn State. Despite the Big Ten’s losing record in the challenge (Michigan State is the only conference team with a winning record), both conferences have historically been two of the strongest nationally. The ACC (.642) and the Big Ten (.616) are the two winningest conferences in NCAA tournament history. Plus, the two conferences have combined to make 14 Final Four appearances since 2000 and have captured four of the last eight NCAA championships. In 2005, ESPN, the ACC and the Big Ten reached a six-year agreement (through 2010) to continue their annual inter-conference challenge.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ From around the summer of 2009 until the spring of 2014, Mac Irvin’s Chicago-based AAU basketball team, the Fire, ended all its practices the same way: with a dunk from its 6-foot-4 center Amber Witherspoon.When the routine began, Irvin gave Witherspoon five attempts to dunk a volleyball. If she couldn’t convert, the team ran sprints. In a little over a year, Witherspoon dunked volleyballs with ease, and graduated to a full-sized basketball.“By the time she was a junior in high school, it became really consistent,” Irvin said. “I started to make her dunk with two hands. The one hand got a little easy for her, so I had to make it a little tougher.”A reserve center for No. 23 Syracuse (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast), Witherspoon has played in 16 of SU’s 24 games. Though she averages just over five minutes a game, the freshman possesses a skill set that once led Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman to call her “the best natural athlete” in the entire 2014 high school class.When Irvin first saw Witherspoon in seventh grade, he saw what everyone else saw, and what years later Hillsman would see: a lanky center with a defensive prowess and an offensive game that lagged behind. Irvin saw a clean slate, someone who didn’t have any deficiencies. He saw the “gracefulness” of how she ran.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe thought to himself, “We can do some good things with this kid.”Irvin, whose program produced Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor on the men’s side, worked with Witherspoon every other day from seventh grade to her high school graduation. They worked on “Mikan Drills,” which help post players develop rhythm, time jumps for rebounding and score in the paint.Defensively, Witherspoon immediately became a forceful shot-blocker. Offensively, the long center lacked superior back-to-the-basket skills, so Irvin used her in pick-and-rolls with Linnae Harper — now a Kentucky guard — and took advantage of her height with over-the-top lobs.“She had pretty good timing and a lot of blocked shots,” Irvin said. “Offensively, she never brings the ball down. She keeps it high.”In an AAU tournament in Las Vegas before her senior year of high school, Witherspoon dunked in a game for the first time. The Fire was on a fast break, and the point guard threw an outlet pass up the right side. Out of nowhere, Witherspoon slashed down the middle, caught a pass in stride and dunked in rhythm.“The whole gym went crazy,” Irvin said.Witherspoon’s AAU development mimics her progression now at Syracuse. The center, who continues to work on her footwork with SU assistant Sasha Palmer, has eight points in 85 minutes and has shot just 2-of-8 from the free-throw line.For Hillsman, Witherspoon possesses the one attribute coaches can’t coach — athleticism. Witherspoon has had two blocks in a game three times and averages just over a rebound per game.“When I finally got to play and I started getting more comfortable with the different types of footwork, that’s when (I felt like I could compete in college),” Witherspoon said.And on the offensive glass, SU forward Taylor Ford said, she’s closer to 6 feet, 9 inches with her arms out.Then there’s the dunking factor, something that has never been done by an Orange player during Hillsman’s nine-year tenure. On Jan. 29, before Syracuse played then-No. 8 Louisville, Witherspoon showed a glimpse into the future and dunked during the Orange’s pregame warm-up.“You don’t see a lot of girls dunk,” Ford said. “I think if she were to do that in a game that would be fantastic. I think it would shock us and I think it would definitely shock the other team.” Comments Published on February 11, 2015 at 12:11 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

first_imgTwo local heritage projects have been given a 30 thousand dollar boost by the BC150 Heritage Legacy Fund. The Tumblar Ridge Museum Foundation will receive 20 thousand dollars to enhance the Tumbler Ridge and BC Heritage exhibits.Almost 11 thousand dollars are going towards the Hudson’s Hope Historical Society for ‘Our Hudson’s Hope Cowboys: Packers on the Trail, the 75th Anniversary Celebration.’ – Advertisement -The Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society administered the fund. The grants were awarded in support of BC150-related heritage projects ranging from special exhibits and events, to minor upgrades to heritage facilities. BC150 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in 1858.last_img read more