Fall Successes

first_imgBatesville High School had quite a fall season in all sport categories.  Football went 9-1 with a perfect EIAC conference winning record.  The girls cross country team made it to the semi-state and had a 7-week undefeated stretch to start the season.  The boys cross country team made it to the regional.  BHS boys tennis nearly won the regional despite losing its #1 singles player before the season started.  They easily won the EIAC.  The girls golf team had an individual make it to the semi-state where she lost out by one stroke of going on to the state.  Both the boys and girls soccer teams had winning seasons with the boys losing only 2 games throughout the year.  The final sport to finish its fall season was volleyball, and the EIAC champs lost a thrilling 5-setter to Brownstown Central in the regional.  This was after winning their 9th consecutive sectional.  Just for good measure, Oldenburg Academy had a girl run in the state cross country meet, and their team just missed going to the state.  The boys cross country team at OA made it to the regional and two individuals ran in the semi-state.  Finishing out was the OA boys soccer team which won the sectional and regional.  Between the two schools, they completed quite a fall schedule.  Congratulations to all!last_img read more

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Ferguson keeps Lindegaard promise

first_img Ferguson promised Lindegaard he would make sure he reached the 10 Barclays Premier League appearances which at the time the Scot thought were required to qualify for a title winners’ medal. The manager has since learned that he would have been able to give Lindegaard a medal anyway, but nevertheless he intends to stand by his pledge to get the Dane into double figures. “I stand by that,” he said. “Anders will be in goal. I will play one or two younger players, and I want to play Jonny Evans and Phil Jones at centre-half because they are the future. Nemanja and Rio will just have to make do with a place on the bench.” Ferguson was presented with a cake by the media prior to Friday’s press conference in honour of the 26 years he has spent at Old Trafford. “It’s fully deserved,” he joked. “There have been some times when I have not agreed with what people have written and when you write positive things I tend to dismiss them. But I have never held a grudge. It is not my style.” Ferguson was in an emotional but cheery mood as he looked forward to his 1500th and final game as United manager before he stands down in favour of David Moyes in the summer. “It has been amazing,” he said. “Sunday (the home game against Swansea) was amazing and the parade on Monday was unbelievable. “I thought the scenes after the treble in 1999 couldn’t be beaten but I think Monday probably did.” Ferguson confirmed he has a League Managers’ Association meeting on Monday and horse racing commitments on Tuesday and Wednesday, ensuring the start of his retirement will be a busy one. “It is going to be a different life,” he said. “I have had 40 years as a manager.” Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Anders Lindegaard will start his final game as Manchester United manager – and Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will be on the bench at West Brom on Sunday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pizzeria owner who blew stolen €16,000 on gambling escapes jail

first_imgA pizzeria owner who stole more than €16,000 from his ex-girlfriend and bet the cash on two horses has escaped going to prison.Raul Andrei spent more than €70,000 opening up a franchise of Apache Pizza in Letterkenny, which he operated successfully for a number of months. However, Letterkenny District Court heard the 46-year-old developed a gambling habit after visiting a local casino.On October 14th last year while his partner was visiting friends in Dublin he gained access to the former house he shared with Oana Grigore at The Green, Ballymacool, Letterkenny.He stole the money and then went to his local branch of BoyleSport Bookmakers.He placed €10,000 on one horse and €6,720 on another on two different horses at two different race meetings but both lost.The court heard Andrei lost a considerable amount of money the previous day and was trying to win the money back.The accused told a friend that he had lost the money and was feeling suicidal and also telephoned his ex-partner and told her what had happened.The stolen money had come from the business and he had given it to his ex-partner but she had hidden the money as she was aware of the accused man’s gambling habit.Andrei was very remorseful and attended Gambler’s Anonymous and was also attending church meetings and no longer gambles.The couple have one child together and Andrei still pays his child’s creche fees and sees the child regularly.The court heard that the accused, of Sprackburn House, Letterkenny, is now working with a local company, earns €600 per week and is anxious to pay the money back to his ex-partner.The 47 year old no longer works at the pizza restaurant.At a previous sitting Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for a probation and community service report and also a to get a victim impact statement.He also ordered Andrei to pay back the money to his ex-partner.The court was told today (Mon) that Andrei has so far paid back €1,400 and continues to support his child and makes regular payments.Passing sentence Judge Kelly said this was a “serious theft and a serious breach of trust.”However, he added that the victim had been very compassionate towards her ex-partner and that the amount of cash taken warranted a custodial sentence.Because of the victim’s compassion and his co-operation he was not sending him to jail and ordered him to complete 180 hours community service for the of €10,000 in lieu of six months in jail and a further 180 hours for the theft of €6,720 in lieu of another six months in jail.Pizzeria owner who blew stolen €16,000 on gambling escapes jail was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Andreigamblingletterkennypizzeriastolenlast_img read more

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