The 8th Grade JCD Lady Eagles were named Champions of the ORVC Tourney on Saturday. The Eagles came out strong to defeat Switzerland County in the first game 38-28. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 19, Reese Obendorf 10, Emma Wagner 5, Julia Meyer 4. JCD came out to play Southwestern Hanover for the championship game. The Eagles moved the ball well and played solid defense to win the game 41-26. Scoring for the Lady Eagles were Julia Meyer 12, Reese Obendorf 11, Reagan Hughes 10, Emma Wagner 4, Kinsey Rohls 4. Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer. The North Decatur Lady Chargers win The MHC Crown by defeating The South Decatur Lady Cougars 39-35. In true fashion the North vs South rivalry did not disappoint. In an up and down game, the girls on both sides of the bench played their hearts out. Congrats to SD on a great season. The Lady Chargers once again were led by Hannah Gorrell who had a career day with 15 points including 3 three balls and 2-2 from the line. Following her was Kasey Barker with 10 points. Kelsey Haley added 8 with 2 triples. Madi Allen was 4-6 at the line finishing with 6 points. As a side note to the historic season….. what a privilege and honor it has been for me to be a part of this program. Thanks go out to all the parents, coaches, faculty, and staff of North Decatur. #CHARGERPRIDEThe Lady Chargers had one goal for this game and that was to leave no doubt that they were advancing to the conference championship game defeating Hauser 60-17. Stellar defense coupled with lights out shooting were keys to success. Brooke Mauer had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Hannah Gorrell led all scorers with 17 including 3 from downtown and 4-4 from the line. Madi Allen followed with 14 points and was 6-8 on free throws. Emma Schoettmer caught fire in the 4th quarter knocking in 7. Kylie Duckworth and Kacey Barker each added 6. Ally Whitaker and Kelsey Haley each had 3, all from the charity stripe. Gabi Adams and Laney Saunders both had 2 in the 2nd quarter. The Chargers moved to 17-0 on the season.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.
SOUTHAMPTON Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding on Wednesday sent out a powerful message on racism and Black Lives Matter movement, saying the protest is about equality and not one-upmanship in society.In the video that was broadcast by Sky Sports, Holding was speaking ahead of the first Test between England and the West Indies which got delayed due to rain. Holding and former English women’s cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent reflected on the much prevalent racism in the society. “At protests years ago, even when Martin Luther King was marching, you would have predominantly black faces and a few white faces. This time a lot of white people are involved in these protests and that is the difference,” said Holding. “What they saw (happen to George Floyd) was disgusting and people thought to themselves ‘enough is enough’. Everyone is recognising it, coming alive and seeing the difference in treatment of people. “We are all human beings so I hope that people recognise that the Black Lives Matter movement is not trying to get black people above white people or above anyone else. It is all about equality. “When people say ‘all lives matter’ or ‘white lives matter’, please, we black people know white lives matter. I don’t think you know that black lives matter. Don’t shout back at us that all lives matter. White lives matter, it is obvious, the evidence is clearly there. We want black lives to matter now. Simple as that,” said Holding. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Dr Satyakam Phukan in conversation with Oineetom Ojah