Area Cross Country Semi-State ResultsSaturday (10-26) @ Shelbyville Girls: Brenner Hannah-Greensburg finishes 6th and Lily Pinckley-Batesville 23rd and qualifies for The State Finals. Zionsville won the team Semi-State title. Batesville was 11th and Greensburg 16th.Boys: Adam Moster-Batesville places 20th and qualifies for The State Finals. Carmel won the team Semi-State crown. Batesville was 12th.16528The Semi-State consists of 20 teams and 40 individuals from 4 other Regionals that make up the field of approximately 180 runners. This is a non-class tournament and the competition was tough. I cannot remember more miserable running conditions for a cross country tournament than Saturday morning was. What a wet, cold and windy morning it was. But, the race must go on! The Batesville Bulldog XC teams put on their mental toughness and ran through it with a lot of toughness and grit. In fact, we had 1 make the All-Semi State team, 2 advance to the state meet and 2 run a personal best! First congratulations to senior, Adam Moster for placing 20th and being named to the All-Semi State team and running a personal best time of 16:11. The first 10 individuals not on one of the top 6 teams advancing get to move on as an individual and Adam was 9th. On the girls side, sophomore, Lily Pinckley placed 23rd overall, just missing the top 20th spot, but was the 10th individual not on an advancing team show she will advance to state next weekend! Congratulations Adam and Lily!Overall the boys placed 12th, one spot better than they were seeded. Led by Adam Moster. Senior Joshua Myers came in next at 43rd and running a personal best time of 16:36. He was closely followed by Ean Loichinger in 50th (16:40). Also running for the dogs were Benjamin Moster, 94th, Daren Smith 157th, Dillon Murray 164th, and Nathan Villani 167th.The girls finished 11th overall, right where they were seeded. They were led by Lily Pinckley. Ava Hanson came in next at 70th (20:27), followed by Maria Lopez in 80th (20:44), senior Liz Loichinger, right at 100th (20:58). The final 3 came in one right after another, Madison Rahschulte, Sophie Myers and Trysta Vierling (111, 113, 114). Congratulations to all! For the team on an incredible season…lots to be proud of…and to Adam and Lily another week of training to compete at the big dance…the State Meet. This will be next Saturday at the LaVerne Gibson Course in Terre Haute. Adam will run at 1:00 pm and Lily at 1:45 pm. Good Luck!Batesville would also like to congratulate and wish Brenner Hannah from Greensburg as she was 6th overall and will also advance in the state meet.The Cross Country State Finals will be taking place on Saturday Afternoon, November 2nd at The LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute with The Boys starting at 1 followed by The Girls at 1:45.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Former 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: email@example.com | @tomer_langer