first_imgThe EC AquaTrojans remain undefeated facing the Knights of South Dearborn at home on Tuesday night.  EC girls won 140-18 while the EC boys were victorious 140-33.Individual winners include Ray Krider-200 Freestyle; Kyra Hall-200 IM, 100 Backstroke; Jacob Weber-200 IM, 100 Freestyle;  Olivia Nixon-50 Freestyle; Ethen Witte-50 Freestyle; Aly Bailey-1 meter diving; John Crawley-1 meter diving; Mackenzie Schantz-100 Fly, 500 Freestyle; Matt Badinghaus-100 Fly; Caroline Walters-100 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-500 Freestyle; Evan Ludwig-100 Backstroke; Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke.EC won all 6 relays.EC hosts the Milan Indians on Teacher Appreciation Night.  The festivities begin at 5:30 PM.Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PHOENIX >> Not that the Dodgers were too worried about Joc Pederson one week into his rookie season, but a young kid with big expectations getting off to a dreadful start is always a dicey situation.So just in case, a couple of observant eyes have been focused on the young center fielder this weekend considering the .176 batting average he carried into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.They came in the form of manager Don Mattingly.“Yeah, a little bit,” Mattingly answered when asked if he was keeping an eye on the 22-year-old outfielder, for whom much is expected after the Dodgers traded away fan favorite Matt Kemp to make room for him in the outfield. “Pay attention to him, make sure he’s keeping everything in the most simplest form, quality at bats and making sure, as much as anything, he’s just staying who he is and what he does.“I have a good feeling with Joc. We know the talent is there, of course you always worry with guys because he’s competitive and he takes things hard, so you worry about him (over this) period.”That concern lessened considerably after Pederson produced three hits Sunday, including his first major league home run on a blast to center field, to go along with a double, single and two runs scored.Coupled with the Dodgers’ Cuban connection getting rolling, not to mention a tidy outing by Zack Greinke, a big enough cushion was built to sustain a shaky ninth inning bullpen performance and hold on for a 7-4 win to salvage the final game of a three-game series in the Valley of the Sun.Pederson got it all started with a double to lead off the third, ultimately scoring on Jimmy Rollins’ sacrifice fly to center field to make it 1-0.center_img After beating out a slow roller to third base in the fourth inning for his second hit, Pederson went the more conventional route in the sixth when he crushed a fastball from A.J. Schugel for his first career home run to make it 4-0.By the time he came to bat in the top of the seventh with runners at second and third, the Diamondbacks waved the white flag an intentionally walked him.“It was a relief,” Pederson said of his first home run. “I worked so hard for a long time to get to where I’m at. I’m going to continue to grow. But it was nice.”As far as his slow start, Pederson said it’s all a matter of perspective.“There’s such little at bats at the beginning of the year, I think people just look more into it then it needs to be, you know?” Pederson said. “Over the long haul of the season, the cream will rise. You just have to grind it out and put together quality at-bats to help your team win.“It’s baseball, you can go from 10 to 10 to 0 for 10 just like that. So you just try to avoid the roller coaster ride and keep grinding.Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ Cuban influence was in full affect.The Dodgers have dipped extensively into the Cuban baseball market recently, signing young stars like Yasiel Puig and Alex Guerrero and most recently Erisbel Arruebarrena.On Sunday the beautiful island 90 miles off the southern tip of Key West flashed its distinctive flair.Guerrero, pressed into starting duty after injuries to Juan Uribe and Justin Turner, collected his first major league home run and his first four career RBIs, adding a double and a single to his three-hit day.“It felt great,” Guerrero said of his first home run.Yasmani Grandal, who was born in Havana and grew up in Miami, had two hits, two runs scored and gunned down Jake Lamb to finish off the Diamondbacks mini threat in the fourth inning.But it was Puig, the most important Cuban of them all for the Dodgers and someone they’ll lean heavily on this year, who finally got going when he muscled a line-drive home run over the left-field wall to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.It was Puig’s first home run of the year, and came one day after he was given the day off to collect himself after Mattingly sensed some frustration setting in after Puig stumbled a bit out of the gate to start the year. In all, the Dodgers collected a season-high 16 hits, including seven for extra bases.Greinke, in command throughout, cruised over seven innings while allowing just five hits and striking out seven against no walks.The Dodgers took a 7-0 lead to the ninth, then held on as Paco Rodriguez and Chris Hatcher combined to give up four runs. Joel Peralta came on with two outs and a runner at second to get Ender Inciarte to fly out to center field to end the game.last_img read more

first_imgDr. Taveelab Rithapirom, Asst. Managing Director of Bangkok Bank, said the festival this year had raised a total of 720,000 baht from the fun ride application fee which would be donated to the Fr. Ray Foundation, which cares for orphaned children and those who suffer from disabilities.This year’s cycling champions were as follows: Master category (62km) – Filip De Troetsel (male) and Pornpat Bhusripong (female); Open category (62km) – Puridet Intapiw (male) and Patthiya Suthitham (female); Classis category (46.5km) – Nathachai Malaithong (male) and Kullaporn Chareonsukh (female); Sprint category (31km) – Rungsimun Hungard (male) and Kullaporn Chareonsukh (female); Off Road category (41km) – Ekapol Phupuak (male) and Sara Tighe (female); and Team Time Trial (46.5km) – Team Tanaphon Srinaumnuayphone (male) and Team Katherine Hume (female).Former Tour de France cycling champion Andy Schleck of Luxemburg (2nd right) poses with Thai celebrities Nat Thephasasin Na Ayutthaya, ‘Wan Wan’ Arunnapa Panitchjaroon and ‘Mint’ Wanitcha Kanjanaapirak during the Bangkok Bank Cycle Fest.Cyclists compete in the male Open category over a 62km scenic course around Siam Country Club. Riders line up prior to the start of the Family Fun Race during the 2nd Bangkok Bank Cycle Fest, Sunday, November 25 at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.Over 2,600 Thai and foreign cyclists joined the 2nd Bang­kok Bank Cycle Fest, held November 25 at Siam Country Club in East Pattaya.This year the event was honored by the presence of famous Thai actors Nat Thephasasin Na Ayutthaya, ‘Wan Wan’ Arunnapa Panitchjaroon and ‘Mint’ Wanitcha Kanjanaapirak as brand ambassadors along with former professional cyclist and 2011 Tour De France champion Andy Schleck.The event was divided into long distance races up to 62km, team time trials, off road cycling and a short distance family fun ride along beautiful and scenic routes.The festival village zone offered many recreational activities for cyclists and spectators including bicycle equipment shops, food and drink stalls, music stages and fun interactive games to enjoy.last_img read more