Bourquein awarded Circles of Corydon Award

first_imgBatesville, IN—Senator Jean Leising awarded Dennis Bourquein with the state Circles of Corydon award recently at the Indiana Retired Teachers’ Representative Assembly in Indianapolis.Bourquein taught music for 33 years, six in the Batesville School Corporation and 27 in the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation. He served in various leadership roles with the Retired Teachers Association at both local and state levels.The Circle of Corydon Award is for Hoosiers who have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people, demonstrating through life and service qualities exemplified by the state’s greatest citizens.last_img read more

Twelfth-seeded USC to take on fifth seed ASU

first_imgIn a quest for the ultimate upset, the Trojans start off the annual Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas this week as the No. 12 seed. The Trojans will face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils, the No. 6 seed, on Wednesday.The Trojans hope that this tournament will be a bright spot in a season that saw the Trojans finish last in the conference for the second consecutive year. They ended their season with a loss to their crosstown rivals UCLA by a final score of 85-74. The Trojans allowed the Bruins to go on a 25-7 run in the first half, and they could never catch up. Redshirt sophomore Katin Reinhardt led the way in the loss with 22 points off the bench; the Trojans will rely on his scoring in the tournament during which they will continue to be underdogs every night.The Trojans are one of the youngest teams in the entire country; among the power five conferences, the Trojans have the youngest roster in terms of minutes played by class. Head coach Andy Enfield knows that his team is young, but he also knows they will go out ready to compete.“We understand that from a physicality standpoint and from an age difference, they’re much older and a little stronger than us physically,” Enfield said. “We feel that if we go compete, we have a great chance.”Arizona State will come into the tournament having won five of its last seven games, a run that catapulted them to the five seed in the tournament. Their last win was over California by a margin of 74-70 in which they were led by senior forward Shaquielle McKissic, who scored 21 points in his last home game for the Sun Devils. McKissic is the leading scorer for the Devils with an average of 11.5 points per game.The last time these USC and ASU faced off, the Sun Devils came away on top, 64-59. The Devils had to rally late to beat the Trojans, who had led for the majority of the game. In this game, USC was led by reserve sophomore guard Kahlil Dukes who scored a career-high 18 points. Dukes kept the Trojans in a game where they were missing three of their players. Reinhardt, junior guard Chass Bryan and sophomore guard Devon Pflueger were all sent home from the Arizona road trip for violating team rules.USC will not head into Vegas at full strength, as freshman guard Jordan McLaughlin is out for the season with a shoulder injury. McLaughlin was named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team on Monday. On the season, McLaughlin averaged 12.1 points, three rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He led all Pac-12 freshman in assists and steals per game, and he is the first Trojan to be named to the team since Maurice Jones back in 2011.Without McLaughlin, the Trojans will lean on their two dynamic sophomores against Arizona State. Sophomore guard Julian Jacobs has proven lately why he was named captain of the squad, both with his production on the court and through his leadership on such a young team. In the last seven games for the Trojans, Jacobs averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and seven assists per game. Jacobs has also been able to entertain the crowd as he leads the team with 18 dunks on the year. USC will also routinely go down low to sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic, who averaged 12.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Trojans during the regular season. Jacobs stressed preparation when he talked about the pending tournament.“You have to have a chip on your shoulder when you play in these kind of tournaments where it’s win or go home,” Jacobs said.The game will tip off at 2:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The winner of the game will go on to face the UCLA Bruins, who earned a first round bye by placing fourth in the conference during the regular season. USC lost to UCLA in both matchups this year while the Sun Devils won the only meeting with the Bruins earlier in the year.last_img read more

You will qualify in the next AFCON – Hon Kadaga assures Uganda Cranes

first_img Tags: AFCONKadagatopUganda Cranes Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga said she is confident that Uganda Cranes will qualify in the next AFCON. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA– The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has sent a message to the Uganda cranes, congratulating them upon their brilliant participation at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament 2019.“On behalf of the Uganda Parliament, I take this opportunity to commend you upon your performance at the AFCON 2019,” the Speaker wrote.Hon. Kadaga said that it is a great achievement that after a 30-years-absence on the continental scene, the team has been able to qualify for the AFCON finals both in 2017 and 2019.She also added that the Cranes have moved a step higher because they managed to reach the last 16 where they played against Senegal, which she termed as a ‘strong’ team.“Indeed to hold a very experienced team like Senegal which featured in the World Cup is a testimony of your capacity and tenacity,” She acknowledged.The Speaker wished the team well and said she is confident that theu will qualify for the next AFCON in 2021 and go beyond the round of 16.The Uganda Cranes team that participated in AFCON 2019. (PHOTO/File)The Uganda Cranes returned to the country on Monday morning and went on to met His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his residence in Entebbe.The President organized this function to also congratulate the team for their performance at the AFCON.Uganda was eliminated at the round of 16 on Friday night following a 0-1 loss to Senegal.This was the first time that the Cranes have made it out of the group stage since reaching and losing the final in 1978.Their record at AFCON 2019 stands as; Played 4, Won 1, Drew 1 and lost two. The team scored three goals and conceded five.In their first game, Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu both scored as they overcame DR Congo 2-0.They then went on to draw 1-1 with Zimbabwe, a game that saw Okwi score his second goal of the competition.Up next was a date with the hosts-Egypt which ended in a 0-2 loss in a game that many thought Uganda did not deserve to lose after an impressive display throughout the 90 minutes.By the end of the group stages, Uganda ranked second in Group A with 4 points, five behind leaders Egypt.The Cranes finished second in Group A to qualify for the round of 16.They subsequently qualified for the round of 16 where they faced off with Senegal but Liverpool’s Sadio Mane ensured their journey did not continue as he scored the only goal of the day, thus eliminating Sebastien Desabre’s side.Comments last_img read more