Dogs win two of three matches in the Dog Pound.From freshman Coach Erin Trenkamp.Tonight the freshman Batesville bulldogs had their closing game of the season. We went out looking absolutely amazing, and taking the win in two games. Game 1 was by far serving that took us to a win. Sophie Lee served us 8pts with 5 aces, and Regina Gerstbauer got us 7pts 1 ace. Solid serving all around. Our net play was also spectacular. We worked hard to get to this point and they put it all together. Game 2 was a great game. Serving was Katie Shane with 4pts, Faith Tekulve and Regina Gerstbauer with 3pts each, Sophie Lee with 2pts, and Sydnee Schaefer with 1pt. Bella Shields had some great digs in the back row. Scores were Game 1: 25-8, Game 2: 25-19. Freshman finish 2-2 in the EIAC and 5-3 overall. Nice finish to the season ladies.From JV Coach Shelly Prickel.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV team lost a hard fought battle to Franklin County in 3 games. Scores were 25-21, 25-20, and 16-14. Serving was not a strong suit for the match as the team failed to convert on match point in the 3rd set. Shelby Westerfeld led the front row attack with 6 kills in 17 swings, while Katie Bedel was close behind with 5 in her 16 attempts. Kerigan Haskamp and Bedel stepped up to play strong in the back row in the critical 3rd set. The team’s record falls to 12-5.The Varsity match up was less exciting than the JV Match, as Batesville controlled the match in every aspect. The girls went out focused and played the pass/serve game extremely well. We had long service runs, multiple aces from different players and hot attacks from across the front line. 41 Kills and 13 Aces pretty much takes care of two of the three sets. #23 Hattie Westerfeld was the hot hand last night coming out with a 20 Kill Match, followed by # 5 Macy Prickel with 9 kills herself. #5 also had the Ace lead for the night with four as she dominated the last nine points of set 3 taking us form a 16-16 tie to the win.Dogs over Wildcats: 25-10, 25-9, 25-16. Varsity is now 14-11 overall, and 6-5 in the EIAC.We will travel to rival Greensburg for EIAC tip off on Monday, October 1st. JV game time will be 5:00, with varsity following.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
February 6, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappBucknell (9-15, 5-6) vs. Loyola (Md.) (11-13, 3-8)Reitz Arena, Baltimore; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bucknell looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Loyola (Md.). Bucknell has won by an average of 14 points in its last six wins over the Greyhounds. Loyola (Md.)’s last win in the series came on Feb. 15, 2017, a 78-77 win. Bucknell looks to extend streak vs Loyola STEPPING UP: The explosive Andrew Kostecka has averaged 21 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals to lead the way for the Greyhounds. Isaiah Hart is also a key contributor, accounting for 9.4 points per game. The Bison have been led by Jimmy Sotos, who is averaging 11.9 points.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bison have given up only 67.4 points per game to Patriot League opponents so far, an improvement from the 78.6 per game they allowed in non-conference play.JUMPING FOR JIMMY: Sotos has connected on 38.7 percent of the 119 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also converted 85.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Greyhounds are 0-6 when they score 62 points or fewer and 11-7 when they exceed 62 points. The Bison are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 63 points and 9-6 on the season, otherwise.STREAK STATS: Bucknell has scored 61.3 points per game and allowed 69.7 over its three-game road losing streak.DID YOU KNOW: Loyola (Md.) is ranked second among Patriot League teams with an average of 73.2 points per game. The Greyhounds have averaged 80.8 points per game over their last five games. Associated Press
The deadline for NFL teams to place a franchise tag on a player and keep him from free agency has come and gone. Teams waited until the last few days to make final decisions due to possible changes in the new collective bargaining agreement. The rules surrounding the franchise tag largely stayed the same, but teams can now only give out one tag total per season. The franchise tag allows a team to keep a player on a top-dollar contract for one year. The player can play out that contract or the two sides can agree to a multiyear contract by July 15. Matthew Judon, EDGE, RavensTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $15.8The Ravens tagged Judon on March 13 to ensure their team leader in sacks didn’t hit the open market. Many have suspected Baltimore might trade Judon instead of spending the money to sign him long term. Last season, the Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Dee Ford and then traded him to the 49ers for a second-round pick. The Chiefs also gave up a first-round pick to acquire Frank Clark from the Seahawks after he was tagged. The same scenario could play out for Judon. MORE: What, exactly, is the franchise tag?13 players received the non-exclusive franchise tag, meaning players can negotiate elsewhere but the team that applied the tag can match any other team’s offer. If the original team doesn’t match the offer, it receives two first-round picks. The Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, meaning he is unable to negotiate with other teams. Kenyan Drake received the transition tag from the Cardinals, which means other teams can offer Drake a contract but the Cardinals have the right to match it, although they don’t receive any compensation if they choose not to.Sporting News tracked the players who received the franchise tag in 2020.Derrick HenryTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $10.3 millionThe Titans weren’t about to let the NFL’s most dominant runner and reigning rushing champion walk and drain the lifeblood of their offense. He was a no-brainer tag once Tannehill was locked down. Henry will eventually get around $15-$16 million a season when the long-term deal goes down this summer, matching or surpassing what the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott got.Dak PrescottTag: ExclusiveProjected cost: $31.5 millionThe Cowboys needed to get their place-holder in before the tag deadline. Although it seems Prescott and the team should have had a deal by now, this buys time into the summer to give him his bank-breaking long-term deal. He’s their unquestioned franchise QB for many more seasons. Dallas simply got an extension on the extension until July 15.Leonard Williams, DE, GiantsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $16.1 millionThe Giants had to do this after trading multiple picks to get him from the Jets last midseason. Williams is a solid player for their 3-4 scheme, but he was well short of spectacular during his short stint. They’re paying him thinking he’ll do more with additional help in a better group for new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.Anthony Harris, S, VikingsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $11.4 millionMinnesota got aggressive with other defensive cuts (Linval Joseph, Xavier Rhodes) and a big Cousins restructure to ensure it had enough room to keep Harris roaming around and making big plays next to Harrison Smith in the secondary. Again, like Simmons, the price tag was too favorable not to bring him back at a key position for Mike Zimmer’s defense.Shaquil Barrett, Edge, BuccaneersTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $15.83The Bucs stole Barrett in last year’s free agency when he moved on from the Broncos. He led the league with 19.5 sacks, excelling in the 3-4 scheme of Todd Bowles. He was worthy to go from bargain to splurge as he turns only 28 in November.Kenyan Drake, RB, CardinalsTag: TransitionProjected cost: $8.5 millionArizona made the questionable midseason trade for Drake, only to see him take control of the backfield and take off as an explosive, productive runner in Kliff Kingsbury’s scheme after being underused in Miami. it’s a bonus the Cardinals were also able to move David Johnson.Joe Thuney, OG, PatriotsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $14.8 millionThis was surprising for sure as everyone expected New England to let Thuney walk with limited cap space, especially if it could possibly bring back Tom Brady. But Thuney is an absolute force and an asset who keeps the strength of the Patriots’ power running game intact.A.J. Green, WR, BengalsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $17.9 millionGreen missed all of last season with an ankle injury and he is going into his age 32 season. Although he presumably will remain a key veteran target for Joe Burrow, $18 million is a lot to invest in one aging, recovering player, despite his pedigree and high level of past success.Chris Jones, DT, ChiefsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $16.1The Chiefs have enough room to keep Jones and also work on that extension for Patrick Mahomes. Jones is indispensable to their defense and is almost as key to their chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions.Bud Dupree, OLB, SteelersTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $15.8 millionDupree did have a career-high 11.5 sacks last season and might have been hard to replace, but the Steelers are a bit cap-stapped and could have let him walk and found a fair replacement in the draft. They chose not to mess around with their pass-rush mojo, however.Brandon Scherff, RG, RedskinsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $14.8 millionWashington placed the franchise tag on Scherff on Saturday. Scherff will play the 2020 season on a one year contract after a long term extension wasn’t agreed upon. The former No. 5 overall pick out of Iowa has made the Pro Bowl in three of his first five seasons but has also struggled with injury, missing 21 games over the last three seasons. The two sides can still negotiate a contract extension until July 15, but it remains to be seen if a deal will get done. Scherff is one of the best guards in the league and will come with a hefty price tag. The team is already down another Pro Bowl offensive linemen after Trent Williams didn’t play in 2019 due to disagreements with the team’s medical staff, so it makes sense the Redskins ensure they don’t lose another.Hunter Henry, TE, ChargersTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $10.6 millionThe Chargers didn’t want to let Henry get away for nothing. Philip Rivers is done in Los Angeles, but whoever is under center next for the Chargers could use a threat at tight end like Henry. He missed the entire 2018 season because of an injury and wasn’t able to stay healthy in 2019, either. Still, he had 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games last year. Yannick Ngakoue, DE, JaguarsTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $17.8 millionThe franchise tag for Ngakoue will eat up half of Jacksonville’s projected $34 million in cap space, but the Jaguars seem to think it’s worth it. They selected Ngakoue in the third round in 2016, and he has turned into a huge success with 37.5 sacks in 63 games. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said after the season that signing Ngakoue to an extension was “priority No. 1,” but Ngakoue announced on Twitter that the Jaguars know he doesn’t have an interest in re-signing with them and “looks forward to continuing my career somewhere else.” The Jaguars have holes all over the field; losing Ngakoue would obviously create another one.Justin Simmons, S, BroncosTag: Non-exclusiveProjected cost: $11.4 millionBroncos president John Elway said the franchise tag is just a “placeholder” until the team can agree on a long term deal with Simmons. The franchise tag for a safety is roughly $12.7 million, according to Over The Cap, which will be a big jump from the $2 million Simmons made in 2019. Simmons took a big leap last season, grabbing a career-high four interceptions and recording 15 passes defended on his way to a second-team All-Pro selection.