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One person transported to hospital after Afton fire

first_imgMultiple fire departments responded to the scene including the Afton Fire Department, the Coventry Volunteer Fire Company, the Bainbridge Fire Department, and the Chenango County Bureau of Fire. They say one person was transported to the hospital, but their condition is unclear. AFTON (WBNG) — Chenango County dispatchers say a fire broke out at 174 County Road 17 in Afton just after 11 p.m. Thursday night. Stay with 12 News for the latest developments. Greene EMS also responded to the scene.last_img read more

Bulldogs JV Football Team Wraps Up Season With Victory

first_imgThe JV Bulldogs beat Connersville 28-0.Josh Mobley started the scoring for Batesville with TD runs of 17 and 6 yards.  Evan Williamson then ran 1 yard for a TD right before halftime.  Trenton Kincaide scored the 2 point conversion to make it 20-0 at halftime.  The lone touchdown in the second half came on a 45-yard pass from Bryson Bonelli to Gabe Gunter.  Jacob Meer caught the 2 point conversion from Bonelli to finish the scoring. The offensive line led by Blake Hon, Quinn Steinkamp, Peyton Hornberger, Ryan Thayer, and Henry Dirkhising had an excellent game.Trent Roell had an interception and played an excellent all-around game on defense.  Nate Deputy, Williamson, Alex Siefert also played well for the defense while Kincaide had the tackle of the year.The Bulldogs finished their season with a 5-4 record.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.last_img read more

Citi FM launches exclusive radio coverage of 2019/20 Premier League season

first_imgCiti FM has launched its exclusive radio coverage of the 2019/2020 Premier League season in Ghana.The launch, witnessed by over a hundred football fans, took place at the Head Office of Multichoice at Abelemkpe in Accra.The station, over the years, has cemented its place as the home of the Premier League in Ghana, and this fact will remain in place after the station secured the rights for the next three seasons.The station and its partners, talkSPORT UK, renewed their working relationship to give listeners the opportunity to enjoy the thrills and action of the world’s most popular league.The new 3-year deal allows Citi FM not only the exclusive radio rights to broadcast the Premier League but it will also serve listeners live coverage of the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup over the period.The launch was sandwiched by the two halves of the Community Shield match between last season’s Premier League and FA Cup Champions, Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool, who also won the Champions League at the end of the last campaign.The General Manager of Citi FM Bernard Avle said: “This year will be a serious year. We know you love the Premier League and that’s why we’ve got the rights for the next three seasons.”The main season starts on August 9 with Liverpool and Norwich City playing the first fixture of the new campaign at 7 pm.Later that weekend, Manchester United and Chelsea will give fans the first “big team” showdown on the 11th of August at Old Trafford and that will also be live on Citi 97.3 FM.Citi FM’s live coverage of the 2019/2020 Premier League season is proudly sponsored by Betwaylast_img read more

Alexander: These Dodgers have quick-strike capability

first_img“Stand in the zone and get a good pitch to hit,” hitting coach Turner Ward said. “That’s what we do damage on. … There’s a patient aggressiveness that we’re trying to maintain. And when we do that, we’re really good.“… When we’re staying in the zone so good that it produces a walk, it makes the guy behind you better. And that’s what we’re trying to focus on: How can I make my teammates better by controlling the zone?”Really, there is no magic formula, or at least not one that’s legal. The launch angle is the popular explanation for power surges these days, but as Ward reminds us, Ted Williams was preaching that 60 years ago. And if you uppercut and still hit the top of the ball, it’s not going to be launched anywhere.So exercising plate discipline and punishing mistakes is as good an explanation as any. That and a willingness to adjust, since the pitcher/hitter duel constantly evolves as each side has more information at its disposal.“That’s the cat-and-mouse game,” said Bellinger, forced to adapt after pitchers zeroed in on his weaknesses in the 2017 postseason. “You just try and stay on top of it when they’re trying to make an adjustment (on) you, try to make it right back.”Or, as Ward put it, borrowing a phrase from Clayton Kershaw:“Adjust or die, OK?”[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Today’s Dodgers have 104 home runs in 77 games following Monday night’s 2-1 victory over the Cubs, in which Kiké Hernandez and pinch-hitter Chris Taylor whacked solo home runs. That came a day after they hit seven solo shots against the Mets, including Justin Turner’s winner in the 11th for an 8-7 victory. They have 48 in June, with five more games to run up their total for the month.“We have a really deep roster, to where even the guys who aren’t playing are really talented, and we’re not losing any steps,” said Cody Bellinger, who smashed a pair on Sunday at Citi Field after hitting a grand slam there on Friday night.They are on pace for 219 homers in 162 games, which would be within launching distance of last year’s 221, the franchise record. That team launched 53 in June.So, if you’re so inclined, what nickname fits this bunch? The Sledgehammers? The Blue Bulldozer?How about Slug City? The manager probably would approve, since it involves extra-base hits overall, not just home runs. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “You look at our lineup, and we’re built to slug,” Dave Roberts said Monday afternoon. “That’s just the way it is. Each night we have six or seven or eight guys who can hit a homer at any point in time.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“And so when now you have a team-wide approach, where guys are taking their walks when they need to and swinging at strikes, they’ll slug. (Hitters are) taking their walks, and when they get an opportunity to capitalize on a mistake they’re hitting it for (power).”Consider:• While going 15-5 in the month before Monday night, the Dodgers led the National League in not only home runs but in extra-base hits (88), slugging percentage (.527) and OPS (.868).• Six players are in double figures in homers: Bellinger and Max Muncy with 15, Matt Kemp with 13, Hernandez with 13, Yasmani Grandal with 11 and Joc Pederson with 10. Taylor and Yasiel Puig each have nine.• The guy everybody expected to lead the charge, Turner, has just three. But he’s played just 31 games and is still playing through discomfort in the right wrist that was injured in spring training. Give him time.And consider the backstories. Muncy essentially came out of nowhere. Bellinger’s weaknesses were supposedly exposed in last year’s postseason. Kemp was the guy no one expected to break camp with the team but could be in the National League’s starting outfield at next month’s All-Star Game. Pederson got off to a great start as a rookie on 2015 (20 home runs going into the All-Star break) but had struggled to find consistency since.Hernandez, who punctuated last year’s National League Championship Series with a three-homer game in Wrigley Field, might have used that as a jumping off point for this season. He used the offseason to get stronger, and he’s also having some success using Chase Utley’s bats.“Last year I was hitting a lot of doubles,” he said. “I took the offseason pretty seriously. I wanted to get a little stronger, be in a little better shape, and those doubles have turned to homers, I guess.”Other successes have had relatively similar origins. Kemp’s has had a lot to do with strike zone discipline.“His DNA when he’s in the batter’s box is to swing and he wants to swing the bat,” Roberts said. “When he gets into trouble, like all hitters, is when they start expanding the strike zone. I think I’ve seen him do a better job of staying in the strike zone the first few months of the season.”Pederson, meanwhile, has “been the poster child of really changing who you are as a major league hitter,” the manager said. “He could always slug … but I think that now he’s as under control as I’ve ever seen.”If there is a common denominator or magic formula, it might be an instruction so simple we all heard it as kids: Swing at strikes, don’t swing at balls. It’s no accident that Bellinger and Muncy are also the team leaders in walks, with 36 and 35 respectively before Monday night.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — Remember the “Big Blue Wrecking Crew?”It was 1974, the Dodgers were starting to stand up to Cincinnati’s vaunted Big Red Machine, and the folks at their new flagship radio station decided that the home nine needed a catchy nickname of their own, so voila! Hard hats.Those Dodgers won 102 games and reached the World Series. And they hit 139 home runs, led by 32 from newcomer Jim Wynn, aka the Toy Cannon.No, they don’t produce nicknames like they used to. But we digress. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more