first_imgThe Drake University men’s basketball team plays its next-to-last home game of the season on Wednesday night when it hosts Evansville at 8 p.m. in the Knapp Center.Wednesday’s game will feature two of the top three scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference in Evansville’s D.J. Balentine and Drake’s Reed Timmer. Balentine is second in the league in scoring at 20.3 points per game while Timmer is third at 17.3 points per game. In the first meeting this season, Balentine scored 21 points while Timmer had 19. Drake’s Billy Wampler scored a career-high 14 points in the 84-65 loss in Evansville.Drake returns to its home court with a 6-20 overall record and a 1-13 mark in conference play. Evansville is 20-7 overall and 9-5 in the league. Last week, Timmer became just the third Valley player to score 20 or more points against Wichita State. He needs 51 points to reach the 500-point mark this season and become the 19th Bulldog to reach that milestone.Fellow sophomore Ore Arogundade has averaged 9.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in the last eight games and has now had seven or more rebounds in six-straight games.Freshman center Dominik Olejniczak has also seen his offensive production surge as he is 31-of-39 from the field in the last nine games and has scored nine or more points in three-straight games. On Wednesday his mettle will be tested against one of the nation’s top centers in Egidijus Mockevicius. The Lithuanian senior is averaging 16.6 points and is the nation’s leading rebounder at 13.9 rebounds per game.Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs return to the road to take on Bradley in Peoria, Ill., Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgDungloe GAA Club are currently finalising plans for the Annual Martello Event that takes places during the Mary From Dungloe Festival in Maghery. As this year is the 50th celebrations of the Mary from Dungloe Festival the club are changing a few things to do with the event and adding a new dimension to it with a route change for the cycle and a new twist to the water event.The Adult Martello (17 years and over) event includes a 22k cycle, 4.2k run, 100 meter kayak, 800 meter run for adults. The Race is open to all genders and teams (2 adults any combination) can also take part. The Junior Martello for 16 year olds or younger and includes a 3.5k cycle, 800 meter run, 50 meter kayak and an 800 meter run.Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.Pre-registration and briefing takes place on Friday 4th August from 6:30-7:30 in Dungloe GAA Club House. Registration and briefing on Saturday 5th August from 9am in the Ionad an Mhachaire Centre, Maghery with the event starting at 10am sharp.Check out Facebook page Martello Adventure Race for on-line registration.Presentation of prizes will take place after the event at the Centre in Maghreb with refreshments provided.  There will be medals for all competitors.A great morning of fun is guaranteed for all the family.Prices: U12 & U16 – €5; Adults – €20; Teams of 2 – €30The club will be calling on anyone available to help on the day with stewarding etc to let any committee member know as soon as possible. Dungloe GAA club finalising plans for annual ‘Martello’ event was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more