BLUE HILL — The Ellsworth High School girls’ basketball team snapped a two-game slump by defeating George Stevens Academy 41-37 on Tuesday.Hannah Sargent scored 11 of her 14 second-half points in the third quarter as Ellsworth came from behind for the win.Madison Card added 11 points for Ellsworth (10-5).Morgan Dauk and Hanna Gutow led GSA (11-4) with 21 and 11 points.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI 50, Hermon 33Mount Desert Island (15-1) beat Hermon (9-7) on Tuesday.Calais 60, Sumner 31Taylor Merchant and Kala Young each tallied six points for Sumner (5-12) in the team’s loss to Calais (10-5) on Monday.Presque Isle 50, Ellsworth 46Samantha Mason led Ellsworth with a game-high 19 points en route to the team’s loss to Presque Isle (12-2) in double overtime on Saturday.MDI 66, Caribou 26Kelsey Shaw poured in 25 points to lead MDI past Caribou (3-12) on Saturday.Bucksport 59, Lee 18Bucksport (4-11) scored 24 unanswered points en route to Saturday’s win over Lee (0-15).GSA 54, Bucksport 47Mazie Smallidge and Morgan Dauk led GSA with 15 points apiece in Friday’s win over Bucksport.Smallidge also had 10 rebounds and Dauk grabbed eight. Guard Hanna Gutow chipped in with seven rebounds and nine points for GSA.For Bucksport, Cassie Coombs scored 23 points, and Breanna Coombs added 12.Caribou 46, Ellsworth 45Gabrielle Marquis hit a free throw with two seconds remaining to lift Caribou to victory over Ellsworth on Friday.Katelynn Bagley paced Ellsworth with 13 points, and Kate Whitney added nine.MDI 47, Presque Isle 41Keely McConomy recorded 16 points to lead MDI past Presque Isle on Friday.Searsport 51, Sumner 34Searsport (10-6) beat Sumner on Friday.Ellsworth 53, WA 29Sammy Mason’s game-high 14 points led Ellsworth past Washington Academy (6-9) on Wednesday.Searsport 54, DI-S 43Searsport beat Deer Isle-Stonington (7-9) on Wednesday.
Andy Saunders and Asa Jones, an uncle and nephew from Ellsworth, both won car racing titles over the weekend.On Saturday night, Saunders won the Pro Stock Division Championship for the second year in a row when he finished third at Wiscasset Speedway. He later finished second in the Darling’s Ford Late Model 150 at Hermon’s Speedway 95 on Sunday.Jones, who won four races this year, led the Street Stock Division standings by nine points entering the final race of the season on Sunday. He held on to win the championship by finishing second after winning his heat race earlier in the day.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Krasnodar, June 12: Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion Merodio said on Tuesday that he hoped his French teammate Antoine Griezmann stays with the team, praising him as a complete player.Griezmann had said he plans to decide his sporting future before Thursday, when the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins in Russia.”Antoine has a contract and I hope he stays with us, but it is his decision,” Koke said at a press conference, following Spain’s practice in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar.”I want him to stay because of the level he is at and for everything he does for the team. It is his decision. If he stays it will be a joy and if not, life goes on,” the 26-year-old Spaniard added. IANS
Our sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Manipur and Assam maintained their 1st and second position in the medal tally of the North East Olympic Games in Imphal today. After the end of the fourth Day, Manipur is on the top with 54 gold, 34 silver and 20 bronze.Assam collected 93 medals which included 29 gold, 34 silver and 30 bronze. Arunachal Pradesh (47) and Mizoram (40) are in third and fourth spot respectively.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: NF Railway SA reached the final of the U-16 Inter Coaching Centre Cricket tournament, organised by Navarang Club, by defeating Fairyland CCC by 7 wickets in the first semifinal at Judges’ Field today. Winning the toss Fairyland were bundled out for 83 in 27.5 overs.Bharat Gurung contributed unbeaten 24. Debangshu Ghosh and Sumit Kashyap claimed three wickets each. NFRSA reached the small target in 16 overs losing 3 wickets. Sumit scored unbeaten 31.Gauhati Town Club CC will face Guwahati CCC in the second semifinal tomorrow.Also Read: Sports News
NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged 2 Indian and 3 Bangladeshi players after an ugly fight between Indian and Bangladeshi players followed Bangladesh’s post-match win at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday.Three Bangladeshi players; Md Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan and two Indian players; Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were charged with violating Article 2.21 of the code, whilst Bishnoi received a further charge of breaching Article 2.5. All five players have accepted the sanctions proposed by ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Match Referee Graeme Labrooy, according to a statement from ICC.The players were charged with demerit points based on their violations. The points will remain on their records for two years.Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager Cricket said in a statement, “The match was hard fought, as you would expect in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Final, but the elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the game spilled over into unedifying scenes that have no place in our sport. Respect is at the very heart of the spirit of cricket, and players are expected to show self-discipline, congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy the success of their own team.“It is disappointing that Code of Conduct charges needed to be laid after such a closely contested match, but it is important to reinforce the standard of behavior that will be expected of these young players should they transition to senior international cricket.”According to reports, an Indian player reacted after Bangladeshi players used some foul language against them.The altercation turned into an ugly fight, and the umpires and support staff had to intervene to resolve the situation.“We were easy. We think it’s part and parcel of the game – you win some and you lose some. But their reaction was dirty. I think it shouldn’t have happened. But it’s okay,” India U19 captain Priyam Garg said, according to ESPN Cricinfo. India’s team was bowled out for 177. This is Bangladesh’s maiden World Cup win.Also Read: U-19 World Cup: Fancied India face Pakistan challenge in semisAlso Watch: Kokrajhar District BJP workers carried out cleanliness drive
Barbados: West Indies cricketers haven’t received their match fees since January as Cricket West Indies (CWI) seem to be struggling to generate funds amid coronavirus pandemic which has stalled the game. According to a report published in ESPNcricinfo, international West Indies men players have not been paid their match fee for the Ireland series at home and the subsequent tour of Sri Lanka in February-March.Meanwhile, international women players of the country are owed match fees for the four matches they played in the Women’s T20 World Cup held in February-March. “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially,” CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave told ESPNcricinfo. “Whilst all of our contracted players have received their salaries and allowances, and some players have received prize money and match fees, there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority.”“We are two months behind making match fee payments,” he added.West Indies players’ association secretary Wayne Lewis revealed players have been receiving their allowance salaries but not their match fees. “The players who are contracted, their monthly salary (and allowances) are up-to-date,” Lewis said.“The problem we are having is the retained players in the regional first-class competition have not been paid their match fees for the eight rounds that have been played so far.” Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has also pointed out that it will become increasingly difficult for cricket board across the world to continue giving salaries to players and staff if matches are not held in the near future.“Cricket fans are starved now and the coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a standstill but I don’t think cricket boards can survive for long like this. They can’t continue to pay out salaries and expenses without having cricket activities it would be disastrous for them,” Raja said in a video uploaded on his Youtube channel. “I would also urge the Pakistan Cricket Board to think on these lines and hold talks with other boards to see how cricket activities can be resumed even behind closed doors.” IANSAlso read: We have to look at alternatives: Ashley Giles on scheduled England-West Indies June seriesAlso Watch: COVID-19 prevention: Kamrup(M) district administration selling vegetables
(REUTERS)-Paceman Ben Stokes picked up the last two wickets in three balls to give England a thrilling 22-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Chittagong yesterday, as the tourists maintained their perfect record against the South Asian side.It was England’s ninth straight Test win over Bangladesh but the hosts also had the chance to record a famous victory, requiring 33 runs when they resumed on 253 for eight on the final morning.“It was a really good Test match, I didn’t think we will be here on day five looking at that wicket,” England captain Alastair Cook said. “Such a tight game and credit to both sides.“Actually batters played pretty well on that kind of wicket. I am really happy that we showed our character and held our nerve towards the end.”Bangladesh debutant Sabbir Rahman (64 not out) and Taijul Islam (16) negotiated the first three overs safely, taking 10 runs off their target.However, Stokes trapped Taijul in front and Cook successfully reviewed the umpire’s not out decision to end the dogged ninth-wicket stand of 25.Bangladesh wanted Sabbir back on strike but Stokes needed only two more deliveries to dismiss number 11 Shafiul Islam leg before. The batsman’s attempt to review and overturn the decision proved futile and Bangladesh were all out for 263.Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was proud that his team had competed so well despite this being their first test in 15 months.“The boys really showed their character, they fought really hard over the last five days,” he. “I am really happy that after 15 months we played a test like this.“Hopefully we’ll carry a bit of momentum forward from this Test.”Mushfiqur said the loss of their last six wickets for 27 runs in the first innings had proved crucial, and pointed to the 127-run sixth-wicket stand of Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in England’s second innings as another key factor.Stokes (2-20) was man of the match for his 85 in the second innings and four wickets in the first. Off-spinner Gareth Batty picked up three wickets for the touring side in the second innings.“Not just with ball in hand but the way he batted, he balances the side,” Cook said of Stokes. “Those cricketers don’t come around very often and he’s got an enormous heart as well. He’s a seriously good cricketer.”The second and final Test will be played in Dhaka from Friday.ENGLAND 1st innings 293 (M. Ali 68, J. Bairstow 52; M. Hasan 6-80)Bangladesh 1st innings 248 (T. Iqbal 78; B. Stokes 4-26)England 2nd innings 240 (B. Stokes 85; S. Al Hasan 5-85)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 253-8; Target: 286 runs)T. Iqbal c Ballance b Ali 9I. Kayes c Root b Rashid 43M. Haque lbw b Batty 27Mahmudullah lbw b Batty 17S. Al Hasan c Bairstow b Ali 24M. Rahim c Ballance b Batty 39Sa. Rahman not out 64M. Hasan lbw b Broad 1K. Rabbi c Ballance b Broad 0T. Islam lbw b Stokes 16Sh. Islam lbw b Stokes 0Extras (b-9 lb-13 w-1) 23Total (all out, 81.3 overs) 263Fall of wickets: 1-35 T. Iqbal,2-81 I. Kayes,3-103 M. Haque,4-108 Mahmudullah,5-140 S. Al Hasan,6-227 M. Rahim,7-234 M. Hasan,8-238 K. Rabbi,9-263 T. Islam,10-263 Sh. IslamBowling:G. Batty 17 – 3 – 65 – 3,M. Ali 14 – 2 – 60 – 2,C. Woakes 7 – 3 – 10 – 0, A. Rashid 17 – 2 – 55 – 1,S. Broad 15 – 4 – 31 – 2, B. Stokes 11.3 – 2 – 20 – 2(w-1).
THE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will continue to reap the benefits of having Edward B. Beharry as one of its sponsors.The company yesterday handed over a sum of money to the union to aid the Green Machine in this year’s Rugby America’s North (RAN) Sevens Championship, billed for November 12-13 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.During a press briefing yesterday, Kamini Naresh, the company’s brand manager noted that the company was proud to continuously support the nation’s most successful outdoor sports team.She added that Beharry is committed to supporting the union and wished them well at the tournament. Marketing Manager, Satesh Singh, reminded the media that the company and rugby have forged a friendshipPresident of the union, Peter Green, reminded his charges that sponsorships such as Beharry’s must be rewarded with nothing less than excellence.The tournament will see Guyana with both men and women’s teams participating.For the men’s division, 14 nations have been listed with three in Pools A&B and four each in groups C&D. In pool A, Canada, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands will battle, while pool B will have Mexico, St Vincent and the Grenadines and hosts Trinidad.Pool C will have The Cayman Islands, Barbados, Curacao and The Dominican Republic, while Guyana will take on Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Martinique in pool D.On the distaff side, there are two pools of five teams each, with Canada, Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands in Pool A and Pool B featuring Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, The Bahamas and The Dominican Republic.(Stephan Sookram)
LIVERPOOL forward Sadio Mane scored as Senegal beat Zimbabwe yesterday to become the first team to reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.Mane tapped in the opener from close range in the ninth minute from Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao’s low cross.Henri Saivet, on loan at St Etienne from Newcastle, then struck home a brilliant 20-yard free-kick four minutes later.Mane also had a lob cleared off the line by Costa Nhamoinesu.Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf should have increased Senegal’s advantage, but blazed his left-foot shot over the crossbar.Khama Billiat wasted a good chance for Zimbabwe just before halftime when he fired tamely at Abdoulaye Diallo. The keeper also produced a good block to keep out Nyasha Mushekwi’s drive.The Lions of Teranga have a maximum six points from two games in Group B. Tunisia are second with three points and both Algeria and Zimbabwe have a point each. (BBC Sport)