Special Olympics Looking For Athletes

first_imgThe Special Olympics – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties delegation is recruiting athletes to participate in this year’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Games in Indianapolis.EKS Games are held in September and include equestrian, flag football, softball, corn toss, long distance run or walk, and unified volleyball.Special Olympics 2015 EKS Games Athlete Call OutIf interested in participating, you must attend the call out meeting on June 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Fire Department. Both people with and without intellectual disabilities are encouraged to participate. For more information about athlete eligibility, please visit www.soindiana-rod.org/athlete. For additional questions, please email info@soindiana-rod.org.Country 103.9 WRBI is a proud Media Sponsor for Special Olympics.Courtesy of Ripley Ohio Dearborn Delegation Coordinator Greg Townsend.last_img read more

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Junior Elijah Stewart to remain at USC basketball

first_imgJunior guard Elijah Stewart will remain at USC next season.The Trojans’ leading 3-point shooter last year, Stewart announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 11 but didn’t submit his paperwork by the league’s deadline on Sunday night.This will come as welcome news to head coach Andy Enfield, who will retain one of his most lethal scorers for the 2017-18 season. Stewart’s 78 3-pointers led the team by more than 30 baskets last year, and he has a chance to break USC’s all-time record for 3-point baskets next season. He currently sits in sixth place — one make short of tying Harold Miner for fifth.Though Stewart is now out of the pre-draft process, two of his Trojan teammates remain. Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron both submitted their documents, but because they have not hired an agent, they can still withdraw from the draft until May 24.Stewart will return to a crowded and talented Trojan backcourt, as Duke transfer Derryck Thornton will be eligible next season to complement Stewart, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and Aaron, should he choose to return as well.last_img read more

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Ghana Rugby kicks 2016 off with a bang

first_imgThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) kicks the new year off with the start of Round 2 of the 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Champions (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 16 January 2016The first round of the Club Championship ended in December last year and all teams went on break with the new team Conquerors SC leading the log with 20 points followed by the reigning champions Cosmos Buffaloes RFC. The other teams competing for top honours include Dansoman Hurricanes RFC, Idas Sports RFC, Griffons RFC, Accra Sharks RFC and UCC Spartan RFC.The second round begins on 16 January at the Accra Sports Stadium with a full day of entertainment for fans. The day will again kick off with a training session for kids followed by a U18 boys match and a ladies match.The GRCC matches on the day will feature UCC Spartans from Cape Coast and Idas at 1pm with the second game, the match of the day, between Cosmos Buffaloes and Dansoman Hurricanes at 3pm.  During the break and for the first time in the history of Ghana Rugby all teams went on massive training sessions and recruitment of new players to beef up their squads.The teams from Cape Coast, Griffons and UCC Spartans, have been a thorn in the flesh of all teams with challenging performances. These teams have improved with great speed and have promised to spring more surprises during the second round of the GRCC. The 2015/16 GRCC will conclude with semi final matches between the top four teams on the log followed by a third place play off and the final.In the beginning of the year the GRFU also announced the adoption of a groundbreaking Rugby Management System, scrmIT.Meanwhile, the President of the GRFU, Mr. Herbert Mensah, is expected to meet with the President of Africa Rugby, Mr. Abdelaziz Bougja, and Mr. Jean-Luc Barthes, Rugby Services Manager (Africa), in Paris on 16 January 2016 to discuss Ghana Rugby’s strategic priorities for the years to come.According to Mr. Mensah some of the issues that will be on the table for discussion include Best Practice Governance, Overcoming Ghana Rugby’s Development Dilemma, Improving Technical Capabilities, International Match Exposure for Ghana Rugby and Grassroots or “Get Into Rugby” Development, to name a few.Mr. Mensah further stated, “Since my administration took over on 5 June 2014 a lot of time and effort was spent on picking up the pieces and to get grip of the essential strategic priorities. In 2016 we will build on what was established with the objective to escalate the development of Rugby in Ghana to much higher levels. To do that Ghana Rugby needs the support of the whole Rugby Family and especially for corporate Ghana to come forward and join hands with us in order to enjoy the benefits of brand exposure and of building goodwill for their brands with a fast growing Rugby support and player base.” On 28 May 2016 the Ghana National Men’s 7s team will travel to Lome in Togo to compete in the annual Africa Rugby Men’s 7s tournament for West Africa.Ghana Rugbyhttp://ghanarugby.org  Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), with one of the kids who religiously join in the training sessions for kids before all Club Championship matches.  Round 2 of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) that kicks off on Saturday 16 January 2016last_img read more

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