State Track

first_imgCongratulations to Peter Heil of Batesville who qualified for the State Track Meet to be held tomorrow in Bloomington.  He will compete in the 300-meter hurdles where he is the school record holder with his regional time of 39.55 seconds.  Pete is a 4-year letter winner at Batesville.  He is the son of John and Vicki Heil.Peter had two uncles who competed for me while they were students at Batesville High School.  Dan was a 400-meter runner and record holder in that event during his career.  Jason is still the school record holder in the long jump.  Congratulations, Pete!  Good luck tomorrow!last_img read more

14-year-old collapses, dies during football practice at FL high school

first_imgTuesday, a 14-year-old boy died after collapsing during football practice at a high school in Tampa, Florida.Hezekiah Walters, an incoming freshman at Middleton High School, collapsed during conditioning drills around 4 p.m., according to police.He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Walters collapsed about 30 minutes into an outdoor practice at the school’s football field that included weightlifting and wind sprints.According to officials, the boy’s coaches immediately called 911 when they saw he collapsed.Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death.Following the tragic incident, Hillsborough County district officials have suspended all summer conditioning and athletic activities at public schools until two requirements are met.First, the county is requiring every high school coach to review safety procedures for athletic activities and student records to ensure they are all medically cleared to participate.Secondly, all high school principals in the county have been asked to verify that steps have been taken before allowing any conditioning or sports activity to resume.“We are devastated by the death of one of our students,” said Hillsborough County school district spokesperson, Tanya Arja. “This student was an amazing young man who was loved by his friends, teachers, and staff at school.”Walters’ family released a statement to Fox 13, which read: “Our family is heartbroken with the loss of Hezekiah. We are still in shock and asking God to provide us peace. As we grieve our loved one, we ask for your prayers and that you respect our privacy during this time.”Before his untimely death, the teenager had recently won awards for his academic achievements and for logging the most community service hours for a middle school student, according to Ross Anderson, founder of the nonprofit organization Men of Vision.Additionally, he said Walters whom he’s known since the boy was in fifth grade, made the honor roll every grading period, volunteered to feed those in need, and was a respectable, well-mannered young man.last_img read more

How Malachi Richardson fits into the Sacramento Kings’ rotation

first_imgFormer Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson was picked by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 22 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and then reportedly traded to the Sacramento Kings.Here is the current salary and contract situation for the Kings, per Basketball-Reference.comRichardson, who projects as a shooting guard at the NBA level, joins a roster without many true shooting guards. Veteran guard Marco Belinelli was traded to Charlotte for the pick that the Kings took Richardson with.The one natural shooting guard the Kings have on the roster for next season is former Kansas guard Ben McLemore. But the third-year pro had a rough season, averaging a career low in minutes (21.2) and points (7.8). Darren Collison played a lot of minutes at the 2 last season, but he’s a point guard by nature and the Kings point guard from last season, Rajon Rondo, is a free agent. It’s uncertain if he’ll return.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is the third time in the last four years that the Kings have selected a shooting guard in the 1st round of the draft. They took McLemore in 2013 and took former Michigan player Nik Stauskas in 2014.Sacramento was 19th last season in 3-pointers made per game (8.0) and 21st in 3-pointers attempted (22.4). Richardson, who averaged a little more then six threes attempted per game in his lone year at Syracuse, should stand to help Sacramento improve their long-range shooting and bring some stability to the revolving door at the shooting guard position for the Kings. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more