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ELLSWORTH — The 16th annual Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is slated for this weekend at various Ellsworth venues.Games will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, Ellsworth High School and Down East Family YMCA.Competition will be conducted in a pool-play format, which guarantees each team three games.T-shirts will be given to every player. A name and number can be added to the back of the shirts at an additional cost.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSponsors for the tournament are Walmart and the Down East Family YMCA.SCHEDULE:FRIDAYHigh school: 4 p.m. (boys) Ellsworth YMCA vs. Peninsula; 5:15 (girls) SAD 37 Knights vs. ABA; 6:30 p.m. (boys) Glenburn Chargers vs. Patriots; 7:45 p.m. (girls) Ellsworth YMCA vs. Patriots.Upper gym: 4 p.m. (boys) Holbrook vs. Bucksport; 5:15 p.m. (boys) Skowhegan vs. Wildcats; 6:30 p.m. (girls) Bucks vs. Presque Isle; 7:45 p.m. (girls) Central Aroostook vs. Woodland.Lower gym: 4 p.m. (boys) SAD 37 Knights vs. ABA A; 5:15 p.m. (girls) Newport vs. Woodland; 6:30 p.m. (boys) Calais vs. Dexter; 7:45 p.m. (girls) RSU 24 vs. Dexter.DEFY: 4 p.m. (boys) Steuben vs. ABA B; 5:15 p.m. (boys) Houlton vs. Jonesport; 6:30 p.m. (girls) Calais vs. Pink Panthers.SATURDAYHigh school: 8 a.m. (boys) ABA A vs. Dexter; 9:15 a.m. (boys) SAD 37 vs. Calais; 10:30 a.m. (girls) Presque Isle vs. Pink Panthers; 11:45 a.m. (girls) RSU 24 vs. Patriots; 1 p.m. (girls) ABA vs. Central Aroostook; 2:15 p.m. (boys) Ellsworth YMCA vs. Patriots; 3:30 p.m. (boys) Peninsula vs. Glenburn Chargers; 4:45 p.m. (girls) Presque Isle vs. Newport.Upper gym: 8 a.m. (boys) Peninsula vs. Patriots; 9:15 a.m. (boys) Ellsworth YMCA vs. Patriots; 10:30 a.m. (girls) Newport vs. Central Aroostook; 11:45 a.m. (girls)_ Calais vs. Dexter; 1 p.m. (boys) Steuben Eagles vs. Jonesport; 2:15 p.m. (boys) ABA B vs. Houlton; 3:30 p.m. (girls) Ellsworth vs. Calais; 4:45 p.m. (girls) Dexter vs. Patriots.Lower gym: 8 a.m. (boys) ABA B vs. Jonesport; 9:15 a.m. (boys) Steuben vs. Houlton; 10:30 a.m. (girls) Bucks vs. ABA; 11:45 a.m. (boys) Holbrook vs. Wildcats; 1 p.m. (boys) Bucksport vs. Skowhegan; 2:15 p.m. (girls) RSU 24 vs. SAD 37 Knights; 3:30 p.m. (girls) Pink Panthers vs. ABA.DEFY: 8 a.m. (boys) Bucksport vs. Wildcats; 9:15 a.m. (boys) Holbrook vs. Skowhegan; 10:30 a.m. (girls) SAD 37 Knights vs. Ellsworth YMCA; 11:45 a.m. (boys) SAD 37 Knights vs. Dexter; 1 p.m. (boys) ABA A vs. Calais; 2:15 p.m. (girls) Bucks vs. Woodland.SUNDAYHigh school: 8 a.m. (boys) Pool 1 first seed vs. Pool 4 second seed; 9:15 a.m. (girls) first seed vs. eighth seed; 10:30 a.m. (boys) winner of upper gym vs. winner of YMCA; 11:45 a.m. (boys) championship.Upper gym: 8 a.m. (boys) Pool 2 first seed vs. Pool 3 second seed; 9:15 a.m. (girls) second seed vs. seventh seed; 10:30 a.m. (boys) winner of high school vs. winner of lower gym; 11:45 a.m. (girls) championship.Lower gym: 8 a.m. (boys) Pool 3 first seed vs. Pool 2 second seed; 9:15 a.m. (girls) third seed vs. sixth seed; 10:30 a.m. (girls) winner of upper gym vs. winner of YMCA.DEFY: 8 a.m. (boys) Pool 4 first seed vs. Pool 1 second seed; 9:15 a.m. (girls) fourth seed vs. fifth seed; 10:30 a.m. (girls) winner of high school vs. winner of lower gym.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers admits Toure has management plansby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits they could eventually lose assistant coach Kolo Toure.Toure’s ambition is not limited to City, says Rodgers.The Ivorian has already had a spell as the assistant manager of his home nation.“One day, he has mentioned he would love to take an African team to a World Cup and win it,” Rodgers said.“In his home country, he’s a superstar. Wherever he goes he’s a superstar, Kolo, everybody loves him. He’s got a lot to offer.”
APTN National NewsWINNIPEG – Wab Kinew has confirmed reports that he is looking to get into politics.Kinew said on Twitter he seeking the nomination to be the provincial NDP candidate for the Fort Rouge riding in Winnipeg.“I need your help on this journey and would appreciate all of your support! Miigwech,” he tweeted Tuesday.Political analyst Paul Thomas says Kinew’s decision could be a setback for the Manitoba Liberal Party, because its leader, Rana Bokhari, is trying to get her first legislature seat by running in that constituency. Thomas says getting a star candidate such as Kinew could boost the NDP’s chances in the April 19 election. Several opinion polls have suggested NDP support has plummeted since the government raised the provincial sales tax in 2013. Recent polls suggest the party is 20 points behind the Opposition Progressive Conservatives and very close to the Liberals. “It’s impressive that (the NDP) could pick up a star candidate given where they stand in the polls,” Thomas said Tuesday. “A star candidate, who I think would be very engaging in townhall meetings and on doorsteps with voters, makes it tougher for Rana Bokhari to get her first election victory.” Kinew’s decision could also translate into more NDP support from the Indigenous community, especially in central Winnipeg and the province’s north. The Liberals recently secured two high-profile Indigenous candidates – activist Althea Guiboche and youth leader Tyler Duncan. Duncan sat on the NDP executive until last month, when he moved to the Liberals. Kinew is the associate vice-president for Indigenous relations at the University of Winnipeg and author of the bestselling book “The Reason You Walk.” He also worked as a journalist with the CBC and hosted the documentary series “Eighth Fire.” The Fort Rouge seat is currently held by Jennifer Howard, a former finance minister who stepped down from cabinet after openly challenging Premier Greg Selinger’s leadership. She announced last week she will not seek re-election. – with files from the Canadian Press
Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler throws a baseball. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsIn 2006, Dillon Dingler was playing 7U travel baseball with his local Little League team in northeast Ohio. That same year, then-junior pitcher and current volunteer coach Dan DeLucia, the only three-time captain in the history of the Ohio State baseball program, was beginning his first year as captain. After being named captain for the 2019 season, the now-Ohio State sophomore catcher Dingler is on track to become the second player to accomplish the feat of being named captain three times. His fearless performance as a freshman made him a captain, junior right fielder and fellow captain Dominic Canzone said. “Just the fact that he can go out as a freshman and produce the way he did and be vocal like the way he did,” Canzone said. “He wasn’t scared of the moment at all.” Dingler posted a .244 batting average in 53 games a season ago. Adding 31 runs scored and 17 RBIs, Dingler was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team at the end of the season. In 29 of his 44 starts in 2018, Dingler had to start in center field, an unnatural position for him. This selflessness is a quality that did not go unnoticed, DeLucia said. “You have to make sacrifices and do things for other guys, and that’s why he is a captain as a sophomore,” DeLucia said. “He is a guy that is willing to do other things others aren’t necessarily willing to do for his team.” Although they play different positions and are separated by over a decade, Dingler and DeLucia are not so different. “I see a lot of similarities [between us]. He comes to the park every day just wanting to get better,” DeLucia said. “He’s the type of guy other guys want to be around.”Head coach Greg Beals emphasized Dingler’s natural ability to earn respect from his teammates. During the first day of conditioning last season Beals noticed how the team was breathing heavily from their drills. He noted, however, that Dingler was “walking back with a bowed-up chest.” “Just his presence is so strong, and it’s easy to be drawn to it,” Beals said. “He has developed leadership from his example and how he goes about his work more than anything.” This leadership, Dingler said, was developed under his head coach Bill Gamble at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio. “He kind of had me step into that role, too,” Dingler said. “As I was getting older, he told me to lead by example and be more vocal as well.” For an Ohio State team that will be leaning on a young pitching staff, leadership behind the plate is invaluable. The position of catcher is one of the most important positions in the sport, DeLucia said. However, Dingler, who played in the opening game for the Buckeyes against Seton Hall, has since been sidelined with a fractured hamate bone. Beals said his timetable to return is uncertain. DeLucia noted that Dingler always provides a good example for the other players, attacking every play with a steady mindset. “Some of the greatest baseball players ever have just that even-keel mindset and mannerisms, and that’s what he brings every day,” DeLucia said. Dingler enjoys watching catchers in the MLB in order to gather information, admiring how smooth and diligent the big-leaguers are. Yadier Molina, catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, is a player he especially admires. “I like watching what he does behind the plate and how he helps his team,” Dingler said. But before he tries to realize his dream of playing professionally, Dingler is living out his dream of putting on the scarlet and gray. “Just knowing that I had always wanted to come here and had always been a huge Ohio State fan and actually getting the opportunity to represent Ohio State and being able to put on the jersey was a tremendous honor,” Dingler said.
Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto is hopeful that former manager Luis Enrique’s appointment as the new head coach of Spain will see him recalled to the national teamThe 26-year-old was omitted from Spain’s World Cup squad this summer, despite another impressive season at Barcelona that saw him awarded a new long-term deal earlier this year.But now that Enrique has been appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s replacement, Roberto is hopeful that this will signal a return to La Roja.“Honestly, I thought I was going to get called up,” said Roberto, as quoted by ESPN.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I wasn’t, so that gave me a good chance to have a longer holiday – I was able to watch (the World Cup) on television.“I have always said that Luis Enrique has been very important in my career, both with Barca B and the first team.“It’s true he’s now the Spain coach but I am just focused on giving my best and, if in the end I get the call from Luis, I’ll be really happy, but that depends on how I play for Barca.”Roberto could make his return to Spain in time for the UEFA Nations League, which begins in September.
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac revealed that they may be without Arjen Robben for Saturday’s Der Klassiker against Borussia DortmundThe Dutch winger is suffering from a knee injury and faces a late fitness test to determine his availability.The loss of Robben will likely come as an unwelcome blow for Kovac, whose side trail Bundesliga leaders Dortmund by four points ahead of Saturday’s game.“Everyone is fine,” Kovac told reporters on YouTube.“Arjen tried to train yesterday but has a couple of knee problems so we’ll have to see how he trains today.”Since the last international break, Bayern have won five of their last six games in all competitions.But the pressure continues to grow on Kovac with players like Thomas Muller reportedly frustrated over the Croatian’s rotation policy.Just last weekend, Muller’s wife publicly slammed Kovac on social media after the striker was left on the bench in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.However, Kovac is making no promises ahead of his first Der Klassiker in charge of Bayern.“It’s the Klassiker and everyone wants to play,” Kovac added.“Everyone wants to play every Bundesliga game but tomorrow [Saturday] even more so.“I think people will be even more disappointed if they don’t play but everyone has to work hard to make a positive atmosphere.“I always try with my coaches to pick a team to win the game, that’s always the case and always will be the case. I don’t pick players because I like or dislike them.“Some would have thought I wouldn’t have picked Thomas Muller [against AEK Athens in the Champions League] but it’s not the case.“I look at the training and the opponent, it’s nothing to do with liking or disliking players. I like all my players.”The league match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.