The Batesville Boys 9th Grade Basketball season came to a close Saturday in the first round of the EIAC tournament. The dogs were defeated by the South Dearborn Knights by a score of 38-36.The game was close the entire way and was even tied 21-21 at half. The Knights ended the 3rd quarter with a 3/4 court shot to go up 3 entering the 4th quarter. The Bulldogs responded but never could quite overcome the momentum The Knights seemed to control. Alex Westerfeld had 10 points and Cooper Williams chipped in 7.Batesville ends the season with a record of 9-6.Score by quarter vs South Dearborn: BHS: 8 21 30 36, SDHS: 7 21 33 38.Bulldogs Scoring: Lane Oesterling 4, Sam Giesting 0, Gus Cooper 3, Nathan Eckstein 4, Cooper Williams 7, Devin Scripture 4, Alex Westerfeld 10, Tyler Myers 2, Kevin Salatin 2, and Charlie Prickel 0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.The Batesville Girls C-Team defeated Greensburg 26-8 in the opening round of The EIAC Tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Elliott Tekulve.
THE last eight of the KFC Independence National Under-20 Football tournament has been decided, with Fruta Conquerors, Timehri Panthers and Buxton United turning in the most eye-catching performances in the Round-of-16 held over the weekend at the National Training Centre, Providence.Conquerors tamed Cougars 8-0 courtesy of a Nicholas McArthur helmet-trick while Reshaun Ritch, Simeon Hackett, Nicolai Andrews and Leon Richardson were also on the score sheet.Meanwhile, Soesdyke Falcons were grounded by Panthers, losing 1-5. Goals were struck by Tyrone Khan (14th), Shawn Steele (20th), Tyrone Burnette (47th), Shoron James (66th) and Shanon Samnauth (70th), while Jonathan Bailey netted the only goal for the losers in the 45th minute.Botofago FC of Linden came from a goal down to beat Den Amstel FC of West Demerara 4-2. Anthony Benn scored for the West Demerara unit in the 40th and 80th minutes, but strikes from Andre Mayers (45th), (52nd), (64th) and (90+2) delivered the comeback.A brace from John Gonsalves led Dynamic FC of East Coast Demerara to a 5-0 mauling of Potaro Strikers from Bartica.New Amsterdam United FC and Amelia’s Ward FC of Linden produced a tight game with the Berbice outfit coming out 1-0 winners courtesy of Keon Williams in the 47th minute.Santos knocked out West Demerara’s Pouderoyen FC with a 3-1 win as Ronaldo Rodrigues (5th), Ryan Dowding (33rd) and Randy Roberts (47th) hit the back of the net for the winners, while Stephon Jupiter scored in the 47th for the losing side.Panthers will face Botofago, and Dynamic FC will come up against Amelia’s Ward in the first set of quarter-finals, followed by Conquerors against Buxton United and Santos versus Strikers FC, who drew a bye in the Round-of-16.The quarter-finals will be held this Saturday and Sunday. First place will collect $500 000, second $300 000, third $200 000 and fourth a trophy.
In Munster it’s McGrath Cup Final day.Limerick, under new boss Billy Lee, take on Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds.The Kingdom are aiming for their fifth win in the football competition since 1996. Meanwhile, Limerick will be aiming to keep their hopes of reaching the Munster Hurling League final alive this afternoon.They’ll be looking for three wins from four against Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds.Clare could still have an outside chance of reaching the decider if they defeat Waterford at Fraher Field.
The FC Dallas contingent has not, according to MLS, interacted with members of any other club. There have been 392 individuals tested for COVID-19 as part of the MLS is Back protocols, and these are the only positive results.In a statement released by the club, FC Dallas said that every team member had a negative test prior to departing for Orlando on Saturday.FC Dallas is scheduled for a friendly match against NYCFC on July 4; it is not known if that will go forward. FCD is scheduled to open the tournament July 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Whitecaps. As the start of the MLS is Back Tournament looms July 8, FC Dallas currently is preparing without 10 team members — nine players and one coach — who tested positive for coronavirus since their arrival in Orlando.On Wednesday afternoon, FC Dallas and MLS released statements about six players testing positive. Later in the day, multiple reports came out that an additional three players and a coach also tested positive. According to The Athletic, the latter four results must still be confirmed by follow-up tests.All league players who have arrived to date have been tested immediately and sequestered until the results were available. Two of the FCD players tested positive on their first day, June 27, and were placed in the “isolation area” of the team hotel. The other four players tested positive within the past two days and also are in that portion of the hotel. The rest of the team and its staff are quarantining in their hotel rooms while they await more test results.Major League Soccer says that during the isolation period, the players are routinely communicating with a “healthcare provider” to address their needs and assess any symptoms.MORE: San Jose’s Tommy Thompson feels ‘safe’ with MLS is Back event