Batesville 7th grade got off to a fast start with a 39-21 win over South Ripley.BMS was up 11-1 after 18-3 after first two quarters respectively.BMS was led in points by Trey Heidlage with 10 and Luke Belter with 8. Cooper Williams also chipped in with 4. Defensively, Batesville was also led by Williams and Heidlage with 8 and 6 steals respectively. Heidlage also led the team with 4 assists and 5 deflections on defense.Other contributors were Tyler Myers with 3 points, 3 steals, and 4 deflections.Devin Scripture and Sam Haskamp both also added 4 points.BMS will be in action again Tuesday night at JCD. Game time is 5:30.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.The Batesville 8th grade boys team fell to a good, athletic South Ripley team 41-40 last night on a last second rebound put-back.1Q. – 11-8 BMS. 2Q. – 21-18 BMS. 3Q. – 30-26 BMS.Leading scorers for BMS were: Isaac Barker – 21, Lane Westerfeld – 7, Jayden Beal – 6. BMS was 8-15 on free throws while the Raiders were 8-11.Leading the Raiders were Jacob Moore with 15, Luke Welch had 11 and Jackson Cornett with 5.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.
Prempeh College has broken the 10-year dominance of T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School ( Real Amass) after winning the men division of the BETA Malt Ashanti Regional Inter Schools and Colleges Super Zonal Athletics competition held at the Baba Yara Stadium.The win is their first since their triumph in 2006 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. They came second in the past six years.They received medals, cash prizes and souvenirs from headline sponsors, Beta Malt.Prempeh College finished with 99 points followed by Opoku Ware School who garnered 91 points leaving T. I. AMASS to settle for third place with 72 points.T.I. Amass came back strongly to clinch the trophy in the women category with 129 points after losing out to Kumasi Girls Senior High School last year. T.I. Amass proved too strong for Kumasi Girls and St Louis SHS to win their tenth title in eleven years in the women category. The Schools and Colleges Sports Federation-Ashanti Region was under the distinguished patronage of Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Achiaw and Oduro Antwi who doubles as the Chairman of Schools and Colleges Sports Federation-Ashanti and Headmaster of Tepa SHS.Forty -five schools competed in 22 events which saw five regional records and two national records being set.Kelvin Adu of Prempeh College set a new record of 2.05 meters in the High Jump whilst Agnes Dufie of OseiKyeretwie Senior High School set a new record in the 100 meters hurdles race with a new time of 14.12 seconds to beat 14.22 seconds held by RashidaAbubakar of T.I Ahmadiyya in 2014 in the women’s’ division. Dufie also set a new national record in the women’s division which was previously held by Diana Tetteh in 2011. T.I Ahmadiyya’s Rashida Abass also set a new record in the Shot Put event with a throw of 11.90 meters to break the old record of 11.70 meters held by Mary Nartey Zuta of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High in 2002. In the Discus event, Patience Boahemaa of St Louis SHS set a new national record of 35.80 metres against the old record of 33.66 meters set by Monica Hesse in 1990 in Accra.Victoria A. Adu of Aduman SHS set a new record in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.75 meters to surpass the old record of 2.60 meters set by Racheal Agyei of St Louis SHS in 2018.Best behaved Schools: 3. Juaben Senior High School2. Kumasi Anglican Senior High School 1. JachiePramso Senior High SchoolBest Female Field Athlete- Patience Boahemaa of St Louis Girls SHSBest Male field Athlete- ‘Abokyi’ of Opoku Ware School.—
The trimming of the City League to six teams has marked a new trend of combining football programs due to a string of school closings. The 2009 closing of Schenley started what’s now become commonplace. It birthed the program that shocked City League participants and observers last season—U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech and Obama)—who will defend their title, this year.Most recently, Langley became what stands alone as Brashear and the same is the case with Oliver that merged into Perry.“We came in and they automatically embraced us,” Perry senior linebacker Dre Williams said. “We immediately got together and were eager to figure out what it’s going to require for us to be a winner.”In the Commodores’ first true test against Allderdice (0-1, 1-2), they outlasted the Dragons, 12-0, on their way to an important first conference victory on Sept. 14.“We played a sloppy game,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “Time and time again we shot ourselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. For some reason, no matter how good they were, we couldn’t sustain drives. Perry just hung in there and came up with big plays to beat us.”Williams, who played for Oliver as a sophomore and was a part of U.S.O.’s championship team last season, sees similarities—with the latter—in this year’s Perry team’s effort to build a comradery.“We make it a point to spend time with one another and build a brotherhood,” he said. “There are so many things that we do together outside of school and football.”One of those activities is a weekly bible study.“Many of us share the same religious beliefs,” Williams added. “We get together at the school after practice to study and read the word of the Lord. It’s a great thing for our team’s cohesion.”Perry junior Juyan Byrd’s 23 yard touchdown catch proved to be the difference in the game for the Commodores (1-0, 2-1). Combined, both teams lost six fumbles. Each failed to convert on scoring opportunities, consistently.“It was really a dog fight out there,” Perry coach Bill Gallagher said. “It was a win that our team needed to gain some confidence moving forward. I think it’s proven to be a really good thing for our guys to see how they can get together and fight through some tough situations.”“We were pretty pumped up about being able to compete with a tough team like Allderdice,” Williams said. “We’re looking forward to what we can do from here on out.”U.S.O. 56, Carrick 0After a two week hiatus, the Panthers came out and put up 36 unanswered points by halftime. Senior quarterback Akil Young had touchdown tosses of 48, 27 and 2 yards. They were able to score on defense and special teams with Tayvon Taylor’s 24-yard punt return in the first quarter. With the loss, Carrick fell to 0-3.Also: Brashear secured their first win of the year with a 30-7 romp of Westinghouse in the opening City League game at “The Cup.”(Follow our continuing coverage of City League Football and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourier.com.) (Malik Vincent can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.) THE PERRY DEFENSE swarms all over Alfred Diggs of Allderdice. The Perry “D” shut out “The Dice” 12-0 in the City League opener for both teams. (Courier Photos/William McBride)
Submitted by Ballet NorthwestFor the third year, choreographers from Olympia’s Ballet Northwest will surprise and delight the audience at the Young Choreographers Showcase (YCS) on August 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the South Puget Sound Community College campus, an event created to allow Company dancers to explore creativity and leadership in dance.This year the event will showcase original productions from 11 choreographers. Nine are dancers from Ballet Northwest who range in age from 14 to 18. The other two are Ballet Northwest alumni, and recent graduates from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, with Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance.At the event, audiences will encounter dances in variety of styles, including ballet, modern dance and jazz. Choreographers get to take advantage of professional lighting and costumes. “This is the first year we’ll have the event at the Minnaert Center, which is a beautiful venue for dance,” said Josie Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet Northwest.Created in 2012, YCS gives the dancers at the Company an opportunity to create their own choreography, explore creativity and produce their own work. “Our dancers were getting more and more comfortable in different dance styles and were starting to show an interest in choreography. We saw the talent developing, so we created the Showcase to give these dancers the opportunity to stage their creativity,” said Ken Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet Northwest.In order to participate in the event, dancers had to submit an application outlining why they wanted to participate, the style of music they would use as well as how many dancers they would need to stage their production. Next, choreographers attended Choreography Master Classes taught by Master Teachers from the region.The Johnsons mentored the students throughout the creative process as well as at rehearsals. “We provided guidance and would pop into rehearsals to make sure things were going well and progressing. We’ve discovered that this process is a great leadership opportunity for the students. They have to manage rehearsal times, make sure dancers are available and take charge of their peers,” said Josie Johnson.Ken Johnson added, “It is exciting to see the amazing quality of work that these local, young choreographers produce. Audiences are continually blown away by the choreographer’s imagination coming to life on the stage.”Tickets are $12 (plus $3 Washington Center service fee) and can be purchased at: www.olytix.org or by calling 360-753-8586. Facebook56Tweet0Pin0