Lady Bulldogs Linksters Ripley County Champs

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs won their fourth consecutive and eight out of nine Ripley County Golf Championships last night atNorth Branch Golf Course.The Lady Bulldogs shot a 185. The Milan Lady Indians finished second on the tie-breaker over South Ripley at 225.Jac-Cen-Del only had two golfers.Madison McCreary of Batesville was County MVP with a 43.All-County Team was Meg Liter-Batesville with 45; Makenzie Black-South Ripley at 45; Samantha Heidlage-Batesville with 48; and Sydney Keene-Jac-Cen-Del at 48.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Police Arrest Man Accused of Killing Dog, Smashing Girlfriend’s Car with Sledgehammer

first_imgA Lauderhill man who is accused of using a sledgehammer to smash his girlfriend’s car and then kill a dog is now behind bars in Broward County.Police arrested 33-year-old Darrien Gyrone Green late last week. Court records show that he is facing charges of animal cruelty causing death, robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault, and probation violations for prior stalking charges.The arrest affidavit states that Lauderhill police responded to the 700 block of Northwest 34th Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. on February 1.That is when Nikia Gethers-Ponder told them that Green, the father of her child, had shattered the windows of her BMW, but she did not want to discuss it with them any further.According to the affidavit, two other women were walking their dogs in the area at the time of the incident and heard the sound of banging. They saw a man, who was later identified as Green, smashing a car and then running past them while holding the sledgehammer.As one of the women took a photograph of Green with her phone, he approached her and shouted, “You taking pictures of me?” That is when Green reportedly raised the hammer above his head in a threatening manner and took away her phone.The other woman’s two-year-old female Yorkie/Poodle mix started barking, and Green struck the dog with the sledgehammer before running away, the affidavit states.The dog was gasping for air and bleeding from its mouth. Police say the pet was dead by the time it arrived at Coral Springs Animal Hospital.Although officers set up a perimeter around the area, they were unable to find Green at the time. He was arrested last Friday at a house in the 2300 block of Northwest 15th Street in Fort Lauderdale.Green was ordered held without bond in the Broward County Jail during his first court appearance.last_img read more

Chris K 5K honors late Penobscot Community School secretary

first_imgPENOBSCOT — Some 120 runners competed in the Chris K 5K and one-mile Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Penobscot Community School.The race — named after the late PCS secretary, Christine Kilpeck, who died from cancer — raised money to support the school.Phil LeBreton, 43, was the first male finisher in 17 minutes and 32.04 seconds. Madeline Kilpeck, 15, was the first female finisher in 27:22.69.The other top 10 finishers are listed below:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBob Ciano, age 61, in 19:09.54; Tyler Snow, 16, in 22:50.32; Tyler LeBreton, 16, in 23:23.48; Ben Retburg, 13, in 23:37.90; Bob Tapley, 62, in 25:07.11; Emelie Thirawattanapan, 23, in 27:32.13; Shawn Seaman, 26, in 27:33.34; and Michael Madell, 56, in 27:47.69.last_img

Chris Paul returns as Clippers rout Rockets 124-99 in Game 3

first_imgThe Los Angeles Clippers did a good job to win one of two games of their Western Conference semifinals series at Houston without Chris Paul, who missed those games with a strained left hamstring.Paul was back in the fold for Game 3 on Friday at Staples Center, though on restricted minutes.The way this crazy postseason has gone, with the Clippers winning three times on the road — including Monday’s Game 1 without Paul — and losing twice at home to San Antonio in the first round, that didn’t assure a Clippers victory.There was more craziness in this one, in the form of a crazy-good performance by Austin Rivers. He scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Fifteen of those points came in the final 4:07 of the third quarter that took the Clippers from a six-point lead to a 23-point advantage heading into the fourth as the Clippers walloped the Rockets 124-99. The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 on Sunday at Staples Center.Rivers scored those 15 third-quarter points on terrific drives to the basket, and even dropped in a 24-foot 3-pointer. The Clippers finished that quarter on an 18-0 run. That onslaught was extended to 23-0 and a 104-76 lead at the outset of the fourth, the last three points of the run coming on a 28-foot 3-pointer by Rivers.The crowd chanted, “Austin Rivers, Austin Rivers.” He was given an ovation when he was replaced by Paul not quite two minutes into the quarter.The Clippers led by as many as 32 points.Speaking of Paul, he played 23 minutes and scored 12 points while dishing out seven assists. J.J. Redick led the Clippers with 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting, Blake Griffin had 22 points and 14 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan scored only six points but grabbed 15 rebounds and Jamal Crawford scored 12 points. James Harden led Houston with 23 points, Dwight Howard had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Jason Terry scored 13.Terry showed his frustration when, with eight minutes to play and his team down by 29 points, he pushed an unsuspecting Griffin in the back. Terry was ejected.Paul missed his first two shots of the game and ended up shooting 3 of 9 in the first half, but he did have six assists during those initial 24 minutes of action.Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke prior to tipoff about how he was going to restrict Paul’s minutes by what he was seeing on the floor.“A lot of it will be visually, but we will restrict his minutes for sure,” said Rivers, who previously said he didn’t want to take any chances with Paul’s hamstring injury because he had one during his playing days. “He had a good workout yesterday. We really pushed him in some of the things that he had to do in pick-and-roll and stuff like that.“He looked good, but it is not the game. No matter what you do, it is never the game. So early on I will still watch.”Rivers said he wasn’t as cool with playing Paul as the training staff was.“This is one of those injuries that scare the hell out of me,” he said. “I think our trainers are more comfortable with it, but it is a hamstring. The good thing is he felt pretty good (Thursday) without adrenaline and he wanted to play. Today, obviously with adrenaline, he will be even better.”The Clippers led by just two points at 24-22 and then went on a 9-2 run to finish the first quarter with a 33-24 lead.Struggling Spencer Hawes, the forgotten man, got some playing time in the first quarter after Griffin took his second foul with 5:35 left in the period and had to take a seat. Hawes took one shot in the quarter and sank an 18-footer. He also had a couple of rebounds and two assists.Hawes was brought back in the second quarter to do some Hack-a-Dwight work on Howard.Los Angeles led by as many as 12 points several times in the second quarter, the first time at 46-34 when Redick made three consecutive free throws.With the Clippers leading 50-43, Houston’s Terrence Jones was called for a flagrant 1 foul when he raked Matt Barnes across the face as he was going up for a shot. Barnes made both free throws, the Clippers retained possession and Griffin was eventually credited with a 19-foot basket when Howard was called for goaltending. The Clippers at that point led 54-43.But the Rockets had to feel good going into the halftime break when Harden made a 15-footer at the buzzer to get his team within 64-57.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more