Thursday July 30th Local Sports

first_imgTODAY:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Class 1A state baseball semifinal — Newman vs. St. Mary’s of Remsen — first pitch 1:30, pre-game at about 1:10AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 5:30, first pitch 6:07 == 2A semifinals today4:30 — Van Meter vs. West Lyon7:30 — North Linn vs. Des Moines Christian FORT DODGE — The semifinal round in all five classes of the state softball tournament took place in Fort Dodge yesterday:== Class 1ACollins-Maxwell 7, Lynnville-Sully 0Clarksville 4, Lisbon 0== Class 2ANorth Linn 10, Northeast Goose Lake 1Ogden 4, Louisa-Muscatine 2== Class 3AAlbia 2, Mount Vernon 1Williamsburg 5, Davenport Assumption 4== Class 4ACarlisle 8, North Scott 3Winterset 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1== Class 5AFort Dodge 5, Ankeny Centennial 3Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9, Muscatine 0Class 5A and 4A championship and third place games take place today, while the other three classes have their championship and third place games tomorrow. == 4A quarterfinals last nightUrbandale 2, Waukee 0Johnston 11, Cedar Falls 7Dubuque Hempstead 7, Iowa City City High 6Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 4 DES MOINES — Newman faces St. Mary’s of Remsen in the semifinal round of the Class 1A state baseball tournament today. The Knights are 18-5 after beating St. Albert of Council Bluffs 6-5 in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while St. Mary’s only needed five innings to beat Burlington Notre Dame 11-1 in the quarterfinal round. You can hear the Newman-St. Mary’s game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game about 1:10 with the first pitch scheduled for 1:30. Today’s other 1A semifinal has Kingsley-Pierson facing Don Bosco. CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green is returning to the Northern Iowa basketball team. Green officially withdrew his name from the NBA Draft on Wednesday after declaring as an early entrant in late April. Green was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year after averaging 19.7 points per game and leading UNI to a 25-6 record and the Valley’s regular season title. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rich Hill pitched five scoreless innings in a smooth Minnesota debut and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Eddie Rosario homered, Nelson Cruz had an RBI double and Alex Avila had an RBI single for the Twins. Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, and the Twins finished a two-game sweep to improve to 4-1. The 40-year-old Hill is currently the second-oldest player in the majors. He needed 68 pitches to pick up his first victory for the Twins. Minnesota signed him this winter with the assumption he’d be ready around midsummer after his recovery from elbow surgery. CEDAR RAPIDS — While most Division III conferences have canceled fall sports the American Rivers Conference is planning to move ahead with reduced schedules for fall sports. Chuck Yrigoyen is commissioner of the league.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 1Yrigoyen says school presidents felt it was worth the effort to give fall sports a shot.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 2He says the next step is to develop a schedule for fall sports.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 3The American Rivers Conference features eight Iowa schools — Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson and Wartburg — as well as Nebraska Wesleyan. UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, linebacker Cameron Smith and offensive tackle Oli Udoh on their reserve list for COVID-19. That brings the team’s total on the list to seven players. Smith and Udoh were 2019 draft picks. Odenigbo is in line to take over as a starter, with the departure of 10-year veteran Everson Griffen. The reserve list was created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.last_img read more

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Federer gets bragging rights over Serena

first_imgWith 43 Grand Slam singles titles (Williams 23, Federer 20) and more than US$200 million in prize money between them, the two 37-year-olds had welcomed the chance to face each other on the court in an official match for the first time.As it turned out, the tie was decided by the mixed doubles, after both Federer and Williams won their earlier singles matches.A capacity crowd of 14,064 turned out for the tie, and they saw Federer and Bencic largely capitalise on the mixed doubles inexperience of Williams’ teammate, Francis Tiafoe, to clinch the deciding rubber under the Fast4 format, 4-2, 4-3 (5/3).Williams, who seemed to be troubled by her right shoulder during the match but said it wasn’t a concern, was disappointed her doubles experience didn’t give the Americans the edge.However, even a rare defeat couldn’t take the gloss off the experience of facing Federer for the first, and almost certainly the only, time.“I was so excited and literally it was the match of my career,” she said.“Playing someone so great and that you admire so much in a match that actually means something.“It is really great and special to go against the greatest of all time.”Federer said he was thrilled to play against one of the few players with more Grand Slam titles.“I really enjoyed playing against Serena, what an honour and pleasure,” he said.“I was nervous returning because people talk about her serve so much.“It was great fun, she is a great champion, you see how focussed and determined she is and I love that about her.”The pair posed together for a selfie after the match.– ‘Great start to season’ –In his singles match, Federer scored successive wins to start the new season with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory over Frances Tiafoe.The world number three was challenged early by the 39th-ranked American, but then secured the first set with a break in the 10th game.Federer won seven games in succession and eight of the last nine as Tiafoe dropped away.It was another encouraging performance from Federer as he builds his preparation for the upcoming Australian Open in Melbourne, where he will be looking to win a third successive title and seventh overall.“It’s been a great start to the season for me, I found a way and I have to be happy right now,” Federer said.“It’s about staying fit and healthy and managing the game day by day.”Williams raced to an early 3-0 lead against Bencic, but then lost her way as the Swiss number 54 gained successive breaks of serve to secure the first set.Although the American was hitting more winners, she was also making more errors and looked in trouble until she broke Bencic in the 10th game to take the set and level the match.An early break in the final set to Williams was crucial as she used her big serve to hold Bencic at bay and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.“It was definitely a relief,” Williams said of the result.“She played really well but I knew I could play better.”If Switzerland beats Greece on Thursday they will be through to the final, where they will defend the title they won last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The pair posed together for a selfie after the match © AFP / TONY ASHBYPERTH, Australia, Jan 1 – Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the “match of her career” at the Hopman Cup in Perth Tuesday.In the biggest mixed doubles drawcard in the 31-year history of the tournament, in what is expected to be its final edition, Federer teamed with Belinda Bencic to win the match in straight sets under the Fast4 format and win the Group B tie for Switzerland.last_img read more

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THE RATHMULLAN HARVEST FESTIVAL REALLY IS CHILD’S PLAY!

first_imgThe 2010 feast which was a huge success!The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is set to return on Sunday, October 5th and it really is all a bit of child’s play but for a wonderful cause.Having successfully taken place in 2010, efforts were put in place to revive the feast with this year’s proceeds supporting the development of an Accessible and Inclusive play area in the lovely seaside village.The feast comes in the form of a communal lunch and dinner in a vintage marquee on the site of the pier hotel on Sunday October 5th. The wonderful Rathmullan playground.This year’s bountiful menu includes oysters, Swilly fishcakes, Pat Patton’s shoulder of lamb and much more. Refreshments will be on hand to quench any resulting thirst. Each meal can be complemented by a pint of Kinnegar Beer or a bottle of wine – with half the proceeds of beer sales and €7.50 per bottle of wine being donated towards the play area.The net result of these contributions will be the provision of an Accessible and Inclusive extension to the existing play area in Rathmullan. This will ensure that all children, local or visiting, can have the opportunity to play together as children should.An inclusive play area is one which provides the means for all children to have the opportunity to play, through the provision of appropriate space and equipment to cater for whatever needs they may have. The ability to play is essential to children’s development, and the contributions made by those attending the feast will see that no child is denied this right.To add to the occasion a free program of events has been put in place to follow lunch or precede dinner including Sailing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions, Boat Trips on the Enterprise, Walking tours with Deirdre Friel, Tours of Kinnegar Brewing, visits to the Walled Garden at Rathmullan House, as well as music in the pubs. While these activities are free, any contributions towards the play area would be welcomed. The scene is set for some guilt free indulgence with tickets available for a lunch or dinner sitting at €25, with €15 of this going towards the play area. Tickets can be purchased in Rathmullan at the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen and Rathmullan House or by calling 074 915 8188. Further details of the feast and the day’s activities can be found via Rathmullan Information’s facebook page.The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is a joint initiative of the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen, Salt-n-Batter, Rathmullan House, Kinnegar Brewing, and the Taproom, organised with the generous support of Scarpello & Co, Pat Patton, Alfie’s, JGK Construction, and the Garvin O’Doherty Group. THE RATHMULLAN HARVEST FESTIVAL REALLY IS CHILD’S PLAY! was last modified: September 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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