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Holcomb returns to Freudenfest to honor Dramann for 50 years in law enforcement

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb returned to the Freudenfest Friday, this time to honor Bill Dramann for 50 years of law enforcement service.Holcomb awarded the Circle of Corydon Award to Dramann which is the highest civilian honor in Indiana. Dramann was also presented a plaque that included highlights from his 50-year career.Dramann started his law enforcement career with the Batesville Police Department and also served as chief of police, Ripley County Sheriff for two terms, Sunman Police Department and town marshal in Oldenburg.last_img

Elijah Hughes’ shot blocking part of ‘momentum plays’ he adds to Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse’s senior point guard Frank Howard remembered Hughes showing off an innate shot-blocking ability last season in practice while the East Carolina-transfer was unable to play. In 2016-17, Hughes finished fifth at ECU in total blocks despite missing eight games due to injury. But Howard wasn’t sure if the rim protection against his teammates would translate into games. After all, Howard said, it was only practice.But midway through the season, Hughes’ blocking has shown. Against Miami, Hughes got a piece of Johnson’s jump shot early in the first half. Then, with about a minute until halftime, UM’s 5-foot-7 Chris Lykes sliced through the lane and attempted a scoop shot. Hughes, positioned near the left block, clobbered the ball away from the basket and into the courtside seats on the far side of the court.Hughes’ second block resembled a number of his denials this season: An opponent gets inside or past SU’s center, and Hughes slides inside from his wing spot to block a shot from the side or behind. Howard added that Hughes’ shot-blocking ability can be an added deterrent for guards to head into the lane.“He’s a jumpy guy, always anticipating,” Brissett said earlier this season. “He’s really smart, on the defensive end and the offensive end.”The “craziest” block Howard’s seen out of Hughes was his third and final against the Hurricanes. Hughes went up with Johnson on his dunk attempt and “swatted that,” Howard said.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorHughes’ other multi-block game this season came against Arkansas State on Dec. 22. First, he rotated to the paint after ASU’s point guard drove and sent away 6-foot-8 Salif Boudie’s dunk attempt. Then he did it again, another dunk attempt from Boudie stifled.Howard referenced Hughes’ ability to generate “momentum plays.” Hughes hits 3s, dunks on people and blocks shots. Because of those plays, Hughes has most frequently set the Carrier Dome crowd into frenzies.So when Hughes is defending a break 1-on-1, out in front of Howard, the senior knows he doesn’t need to get in Hughes’ path. He knows Hughes will be the one to make the play.“I might try to slow up a little bit because if I see him running, I know he’s gonna get that,” Howard said. “You’re just trying to find the ball after.” Elijah Hughes thought he was going to get dunked on. Midway through Syracuse’s game against Miami on Jan. 24, Hurricanes’ guard Zach Johnson — who had transferred from Florida Gulf Coast’s “Dunk City”— prepared for a 1-on-1 fast break against Hughes.But Hughes jumped alongside him anyways, meeting Johnson at the rim as he cocked the ball back in his right arm. Hughes’ right hand overpowered Johnson’s and pushed the ball away. There would be no poster: Only a rejection.“I’m thinking so fast, I don’t really know (if I got it),” Hughes said. “… (I’m) just going off instinct trying to get it.”Of the top-32 players in the ACC in block percentage, only one is shorter than the 6-foot-6 Hughes, per Kenpom.com. The redshirt sophomore blocks 2.7 percent of each field goal attempt opponents take while he’s on the floor. Hughes ranks third on Syracuse (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) in blocks (12) behind Paschal Chukwu and Oshae Brissett, and he picked up a career-high three against Miami. In the nine games Hughes has blocked a shot, the Orange have won all but one.Hughes always aligns in one of the two wing positions along the backline of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. He’s shorter than either of his usual opposite wings, 6-foot-8 Brissett and 6-foot-10 Marek Dolezaj. But Hughes more than makes up for a slight height disadvantage with his athleticism and anticipation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s got a good spring, and when he gets a running start on people, he can go get it,” Boeheim said after SU’s win over Miami. Published on January 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 08:04 IST Brady Learning New Playbook, Excited To Get Started In Tampa Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 08:04 IST COMMENT Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title.And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the 43-year-old quarterback accomplish that mission.“Everybody sees football a little bit different. It’s about how we all see it together and how we can all be on the same page as we move forward,” Brady said Tuesday, speaking for the first time since reporting to training camp with his new team.The three-time NFL MVP talked among other things about the challenge of learning a new playbook for the first time in 19 years, as well as doing it without the benefit of a normal offseason routine due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Ultimately, my goal is to go out there and do what I’ve always done, (which) is to be best the best I can possibly be for the team,” Brady added during a video conference call. “I’ve tried to catch passes in my career, I’ve tried to make blocks, I’ve had a few runs, but I’m not very good at any of those. I think my best ability is reading defenses and throwing the football.”Brady, who turned 43 this week, signed a two-year, $50 million deal in free agency after leading the New England Patriots to nine Super Bowl appearances, 13 AFC championship games and 17 division titles over the past 20 seasons.He’s not the only high-profile addition to an offense that led the NFL in passing last year with talented but mistake-prone Jameis Winston at quarterback.At Brady’s urging, coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht also traded for tight end Rob Gronkowski, who ended a year-long retirement from the Patriots.Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy is onboard, too, agreeing to a one-year contract after winning a Super Bowl as a backup with Kansas City last season.The returning cast is impressive, too, beginning with Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate — easily the best collection of targets Brady has had to throw to in more than a decade.“It’s a good, hard-working group, really smart players,” Brady said. “Again, it’s going to be up to all of us to come together to see how we can make it all work.”McCoy, who’s 32 and entering his 12th season, worked out with the Bucs for the first time Tuesday. He’s been on some teams that have scrimmaged against New England in the past. Actually practicing with Brady was different.“As he’s throwing the ball, I heard a couple of the guys whispering, ‘Dang, how many years do you think he’ll play?’ That’s how good he looked, seriously,” McCoy said. “Me and Gronk talked about it — his will to win, his will to go out there and still keep doing it. … He’s like a coach with a helmet on.”With NFL training facilities shut down and normal offseason programs canceled because of the pandemic, Brady got a head start on getting to know some of his teammates by organizing small group workouts at a local high school. The sessions continued even after the NFL Players Association advised players to not participate in informal practices.The 67-year-old Arians, who has also worked with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer during a long coaching career, noted that’s just one of example of what makes Brady such a strong leader.“I think the desire to excel every single day, every play. If the ball is not where he wants it or the receiver’s not where he wants him, it’s nonstop grind with him. It was the same way with Peyton,” Arians said.“I think they all have the same qualities of willing themselves on other people to win and making them accept it quickly,” Arians added. “All the good ones, they all had it. When they talked, everybody listened, and Tom has that for sure.”Winston threw for a league-leading 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. But the 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick also undermined the team’s chances of making the playoffs by tossing 30 interceptions, seven of which were returned for TDs. Winston’s 35 turnovers overall were 12 more than any other quarterback.Brady, a four-time Super Bowl MVP, has never thrown more than 14 interceptions in a season. He had 29 combined over his last four years with the Patriots.“The reality is the clock is ticking on everybody, and we’re going to have to work as hard as we can and not waste any minutes of any day trying to get used to one another, embrace the challenge and see it as an opportunity to see what we can become,” the quarterback said.“Mentally I feel like I have all the ability. … There’s no play I haven’t run, there’s no defense I haven’t seen. It’s just physically are you still able to execute your job,” Brady added. “I’m very fortunate to still be able to do that.”I know it’s a contact sport, and there are things that are out of your control, but that’s a pretty good lesson for life, too.”Image credits: AP last_img read more

Russell Wilson looks nothing like Russell Wilson in ‘Madden NFL 20’

first_img (EA Sports) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1a/1f/russell-wilson-madden-20-no-helmet_gkvgz31ywr331jm4c3roe3a85.png?t=1794931211&w=500&quality=80 To be fair, the game is still a little ways off from its full release on Aug. 2.Maybe developers can offer a few tweaks to make Wilson look more like himself in the coming months. Also, EA Sports has released a few other player teasers who actually resemble their real-life counterparts. Xbox on Monday released a fun teaser via Twitter for “Madden NFL 20” — one that quickly turned into a roasting session.The teaser included Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, but the likeness it used for it doesn’t look like him. Seriously, take a look for yourself. It’s about to get dangerous in #Madden20! Show no mercy on the field with Russell Wilson’s new Blitz Radar X-Factor ability.Pre-order now: https://t.co/bn1OZmRUEu pic.twitter.com/ByA0d5rxHO— Xbox (@Xbox) June 17, 2019MORE: The inside story of Greg Jennings breaking his leg in ‘Madden’ YouTube videoFirst of all, the facial features look nothing like him (as others pointed out, it looks more like 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo). Also, what exactly is going on with his mangled arm and fist? I get that hands are a low priority in Madden as they’re often covered by gloves and don’t need stellar animation, but then, like, don’t feature the hands on the graphic if that’s the case.Madden has made great strides in animation in recent years, but this is not what people expect from the video game.pic.twitter.com/603bLrCCzG— Jonah Roberts (@JonahRoberts16) June 17, 2019When did they go back to ps2 graphics— The Nostalgic Gamer (@NostalgicOne86) June 17, 2019Man, EA sure doesn’t even try anymore…is that some CPU generated player trying to cosplay as Russell Wilson? It doesn’t even look like him!! Please, tell us again how EA having exclusive rights to the NFL has made football games better? Best NFL game is still ESPN NFL2K5.— Rommel (@RommelHotS) June 17, 2019Other than the number, that looks nothing like Russel Wilson.— Richie Slack (@Richie_Slack) June 17, 2019EA Sports has a version of Wilson on its website without the helmet, and he does look a little better there, but the facial features still look a little off and his hands still look like they’re racked with arthritis. (EA Sports) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a0/c9/madden20-players_1mm7y8feoefjc18hleqscfxdk7.png?t=1795310259&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Conway Springs, Wellington open 2014 Kingman Eagle Classic basketball tournament with Sterling

first_img8:00Sunrise vs. Kingman (boys)TBD vs. Kingman (girls) 8:00Sterling vs. Wellington (boys)Sterling vs. Wellington (girls) 8:00Haven vs. Kingman (boys)Haven vs. Kingman (girls) A2 Girls vs. B2 Girls POOL A:  Conway, Sterling, Wellington 4:40Wellington vs. Conway (boys)Wellington vs. Conway (girls) OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 6:20Sterling vs. Wellington (girls)Sterling vs. Wellington (boys) 1:10A3 BOYS VS. B3 BOYSvs. OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 4:40Sunrise vs. Haven (boys) 2014 KINGMAN EAGLE CLASSIC NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) Saturday, December 15, 2014 A2 Boys vs. B2 Boys NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) Sunrise vs. Haven (boys) OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 6:20Haven vs. Kingman (girls)Haven vs. Kingman (boys) 4:30A2 BOYS VS. B2 BOYSvs. 6:20Sunrise vs. Kingman (girls)Sunrise vs. Kingman (boys) Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white 3:00Sunrise vs. Haven (girls) NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) A3 Girls vs. B3 Girls TBD vs. Haven (girls) 6:10A1 GIRLS VS. B1 GIRLSvs. 3:00Wellingotn vs. Conway (girls)Wellington vs. Conway (boys) 3:00Conway vs. Sterling (girls)Conway vs. Sterling (boys) POOL B:  Haven, Kingman, Sunrise Academy Follow us on Twitter. 4:40Conway vs. Sterling (boys)Conway vs. Sterling (girls) Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white A3 Boys vs. B3 boys 7:40A1 BOYS VS. B1 BOYS 2:50A2 GIRLS VS. B2 GIRLSvs. Friday, December 12, 2014 11:30A3 GIRLS VS. B3 GIRLSvs. GAME SCHEDULE Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white Thursday, December 11, 2014 A1 Girls vs. B1 Girls NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) A1 Boys vs. B1 Boys by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kingman Eagle Basketball Classic tournament will have six teams next week including two Sumner County schools participating. Conway Springs and Wellington varsity and junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams will be in the same Pool A with Sterling. Sunrise Christian Academy, Haven and Kingman will be the other.Conway Springs opens the tournament against Sterling on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The varsity girls start at 3 p.m. with the boys following at 4:40 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play the opposite schedule: JV boys at 6:20 p.m. and the JV girls at 8 p.m.Wellington will then open its season on Thursday, Dec. 11 against Sterling at 6:20 p.m. for the girls and 8 p.m. for the boys. The junior varsity teams will play the opposite schedule: JV boys at 6:20 p.m. and the JV girls at 8 p.m.The full tournament schedule is as follows: last_img read more