The St Louis Lady Cardinals 5th Grade picked up their 7th consecutive win last night against a hard playing St Paul’s of New Alsace 18-6.The victory was led by good team play including individual efforts from Isabelle Fitzgerald, Izza Wonnell, Lilly Schebler and Leah Cossentino. Well timed scoring was led by Kate Weber and Madison Wanstrath with 6 and 4 points, respectively, while Claire Saner, Rhea Miller, Sadie Wachsmann and Izzy Price all had 2 points.The Lady Cardinals are now 7-2 on the season and will play again tonight (Thursday 2/23) at 5:30pm against the Laurel Yellow Jackets.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Andy Saner.
Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing Badly Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has expressed his joy after reuniting with his teammates at the club training facility. For over two months, Premier League players including Ndidi were restricted to indoor training in their homes during the lockdown imposed by the UK government to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The English top-flight authorities announced that the 2019-20 season will restart on June 17 during the week, while clubs have been granted permission to begin contact training after social distancing practices in the last two weeks. The combative midfielder, who welcomed a baby girl with his spouse earlier this month, said he is “really happy” to see his teammates again and manager Brendan Rodgers, who revealed his battle with the virus. “I’m so glad because [after] staying home for so long, training alone, I’m so happy to see the boys, to see everyone in the training ground,” Ndidi told the club’s official website. “It has been amazing because seeing these guys, everyone is okay. So, we’re really happy to be back. I’m really, really happy to see these boys and see the manager and everyone at the club. “First, we started [training on our own] and then we went into groups of five. So, [in] the groups of five, there was no contact. It’s just some distance, two metres apart. “Or even more [distance] because you do different drills, you know. So, the good thing is seeing these boys, you get the feeling that everything is coming back, trying to become normal. “It’s a good feeling. And then the training is getting back and we’re getting used to distancing and training. It has been amazing seeing the boys and giving Bluetooth hugs to everyone!” Loading… Before the suspension of the Premier League in March, Ndidi was unarguably one of the outstanding players in Rodgers’ team. His ball-winning skills and his contribution of two goals after 23 league appearances so far helped the Foxes climb to third on the table with the hope of playing Champions League football next season. The Super Eagles midfielder explained that fitness programmes sent by the club have helped him stay in shape ahead of their first game since March 9, when they defeated Aston Villa 4-0. “They’ve really helped me because those plans were just trying to help you stay in shape, trying to keep you fit ahead of what we’re doing now,” he continued. “It really helped me because, psychologically, I’m always ready; ready and just trying to improve myself, you know. So, I’d say it has really helped me. read also:Chelsea rival Real Madrid for €40m Leicester star Ndidi “Training with the other guys now, you see some guys faster than you, so you try to push and try to catch up because you follow the pace of someone even better than you. You have to give 100 percent. “I would say we’re ready because even during the lockdown, everyone was working at home. So, we’re always ready and we’ll just see what comes next. “We’re just working hard. Everyone is keeping fit, working hard and the mentality is great, so we’ll just see what comes in the coming days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more
Ireland suffered a surprise 18-run defeat to Papua New Guinea in their final warm-up match before the World Twenty20 qualifiers. Ireland start their World Twenty20 qualifying campaign against Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Despite Wedesday’s shock loss they are expected to reach next year’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with six countries still to qualify for the expanded 16-team tournament. Kevin O’Brien claimed three for 31 and hit a quickfire 30 but it was not enough as Ireland fell short of PNG’s 161 for eight in searing heat in Dubai. Former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones hit a match-high 39 for PNG. Press Association read more
Wisconsin sophomore pitcher Meghan McIntosh bounced back, to say the least, from her rough outing against Notre Dame by setting a career high in strikeouts Thursday night. In the Badgers’ second game of its double-header against North Dakota, McIntosh recorded 13 strikeouts en route to a complete game shutout and a 9-0 win.“I was just attacking the hitters, really working the zone to the umpire and to what they were swinging at,” McIntosh said. “I was just trying to get the outs.”Head coach Yvette Healy was the first to praise the sophomore after the win, especially given the obstacle she overcame.“Sports are all about character, and coming off one of her toughest outings in the week, we sat down and really gave her a challenge,” Healy said. “She bounced back great, so we’re really happy with how she responded.”At one point in the fourth inning, McIntosh had thrown only 50 pitches to opposing pitcher Emma Gronseth’s 100.“[McIntosh] was working ahead, and she trusted her stuff, which is something that we talked about,” Healy said. “She’s got really good movement, and I thought she could challenge hitters more, and she did.”McIntosh’s performance inspired the whole team, including senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger.“I’m so glad that she did that, and I’m proud of her that she came back really strong and showed what she’s made of,” Krueger said. “It was awesome.”Krueger came into Thursday’s double-header needing only three stolen bases to break the team’s all-time record, but that was news to her. The senior had no idea that she was approaching the record; all she knew was that she had the green light to steal, as usual.“I just know I’m going to steal all the time, so it doesn’t really matter what number I’m at,” Krueger said. “I know every time I get on first that [the steal] is probably coming.”Krueger recorded a stolen base in each game, which gave her 29 steals on the season, tied for the school record.“We’re proud of her,” Healy said. “A kid like that from Wisconsin, I think that says so much. We want the best kids in Wisconsin to come to our university to play softball, and if they have speed, especially, this is where they should make home, because they’ll make history with us.”While Krueger shrugged off the single-season record, she admits that there is one personal goal she has in mind.“I’m just trying to get as many as I can this season,” Krueger said. “My all-time goal is that I want to get to 100 career stolen bases.”While Healy is usually fairly reserved when it comes to her players’ individual records, she recognized the significance of Krueger’s goal.“It would be an accomplishment if she could make that happen,” Healy said. “She’s asked if we’re on board with it, and I’d love to see her do it.”Perhaps overshadowed by McIntosh, freshman pitcher Cassandra Darrah threw seven strikeouts in the 5-0 victory in the first game of the doubleheader. Darrah threw six innings of the shutout, giving up only two hits.“Any time you can pitch shutouts, that’s a really great accomplishment,” Healy said. “Coming into the game, we were 1-2 at home, and we even threw the challenge out to our team about defending our home turf, so it’s fun to see how they responded.”Shortstop Stephanie Peace was moved into the No. 2 spot Thursday and did nothing but impress. She recorded a combined three hits, including a three-run home run in the fourth inning, her third of the year.“Her family was in town from Texas, and she put on a little show for them,” Healy said. “When the top of your lineup leads the way, it’s a fun day.”On the heels of a tough loss Tuesday, the Badgers rebounded by recording their first doubleheader sweep of the year.“We needed those wins to come back and show that we can play better than we did Tuesday,” Krueger said. “We are a better team than showed the other day, and it was nice to come out today and prove that.” read more