Pirates Set Sail For State

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGreensburg students and faculty sent their team off to state with a pep rally Thursday.The Greensburg Pirates hope to become the first back to back state basketball champions in school history.They will battle the Bowman Academy Eagles, of Gary, for the Class 3A state title. Tipoff is 6 p.m. on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.The Pirates won the 3A championship and Bowman Academy won the 2A title last year, making Saturday’s game the first time two defending champions will faceoff for the IHSAA 3A final.The 13-players that make up the Greensburg squad have spent the past week in anticipation of the game, while managing expectations and homework. The week prior to the state championship last year fell on spring break, while school has been in session this time around.On Wednesday night, some members of the team watched an NBA basketball game on television between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. Less than 24 hours later, the Greensburg Pirates were practicing on the same court Lebron James was on the night before.Junior Ryan Welage said, “It is an honor just to be able to play on the same court!”The team returned home from Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon to a pep rally in the high school gym. Welage said the team enjoys the build up to the big game, but is taking their opponent seriously.“Watching a lot of film, our coaches have been doing a great job giving us a scouting report on every player,” Welage said. “[Bowman] plays a lot different than any other team we have faced before, so practice has been a lot different and it has been tough to prepare but the coaches have been doing great getting us ready for the game.”The Greensburg community has been hit hard by recent tragedy. Students and faculty have mourned the loss of two classmates within the past month. The players hope the success on the basketball court can bring some joy to a community that can certainly use it.“I think the basketball team has been a good rallying point for everyone. We have brought some good news to this town. I know there has been some bad stuff, but some good news around here is good,” senior Macy Holdsworth said.Greensburg High School Principal Phillip Chapple noted the each player on the team also makes good grades in class.Chapple said on Thursday, “My AP Calculus teacher said half of the students are out of class today at practice!”last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal’s Champions League campaign DOOMED after Bayern Munich drubbing

December 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman brings us the latest Champions LEague odds, with Arsenal’s chances of progressing out of the group stages now appearing slim after Wednesday’s 5-1 drubbing at Bayern Munich.Greek side Olympiakos are now 6/1 to finish runners-up to Bayern, with the Gunners – who have just one win from four – 100/30 to qualify.Meanwhile, Chelsea are 10/1 on to qualify for the last-16 following their 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev, which has eased the pressure on manager Jose Mouinho.Of the teams competing for the tile, Barceloba and Bayern Munich are  3/1 joint favourites to claim the crown, with Real Madrid third favourites at 9/2 and Manchester City fourth at 11/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

‘Clásico’ match between Barcelona, Real Madrid postponed

November 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical The Spanish league wanted the match to be moved from Barcelona to Madrid because of security concerns, with the return match automatically switched from Madrid to Barcelona. But the competitions committee rejected that idea, saying that it was against its rules to invert the order of the games.The federation, in consultation with government officials, said Thursday it wasn’t safe to play on the same day as the rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Spanish league runs the top two football divisions in the country, while the federation controls regulations and matches for professional and amateur games.The northeastern Catalonia region has been rocked by violent protests each night since a Supreme Court ruled on Monday to sentence nine separatist leaders to prison. Around 400 people, half of them police officers, have been injured and over 120 arrested as radical protesters have used gasoline bombs, acid, rocks and fireworks to battle with outnumbered police. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2019 file photo, Barcelona supporters wave Estelada or pro-independence flags during the Copa del Rey semifinal first leg football match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Next week’s “clásico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid, due to be played on Oct. 26, 2019, has been postponed by the Spanish football federation to avoid coinciding with a large separatist rally in riot-stricken Catalonia. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)BARCELONA, Spain— Next week’s “clásico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid was postponed Friday by the Spanish football federation to avoid coinciding with a large separatist rally in riot-stricken Catalonia.The federation’s competitions committee said Barcelona and Madrid have until Monday to decide on another date. Both teams said later Friday they would like to play the match on Dec. 18.ADVERTISEMENT Separatist groups have called for supporters to rally in Barcelona on Oct. 26, the original date of the match.There appear to have been fears that protests could again get out of hand and make access difficult to the Camp Nou or create disturbances during the match.Acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said that if the match were played on Oct. 26 “there could have been security issues that conditioned the peaceful holding of the match.”Grande-Marlaska, however, added that “evidently we have the means necessary to guarantee security whenever it is played.”Barcelona said that it would have liked to play the game on the original date and that it “has the absolute confidence in the civic and peaceful attitude of its fans.”ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue The “clásicos” are the biggest matches of the year in Spain and some of the most watched matches in the world.Catalan independence flags are a regular feature at Barcelona’s home games, as are collective shouts for “independence” by separatist supporters.About half of Catalonia’s 7.5 million residents support a break with Spain, according to polls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-NBA star OJ Mayo joins Fubon Braves in ABLlast_img read more