St. Louis 5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball Teams Get Wins

first_imgThe 5th grade SLS Cardinals won a “Barn Burner” beating St. Mary’s of North Vernon 29-28. The Cardinals fell behind at the start and trailed St. Mary’s by as many as 12 points early in the game.Adam Vogelsang and Cayden Pohlman turned the game by applying defensive pressure which resulted in steal after steal. With nine seconds remaining, St. Mary’s missed two free throws and Thomas Raver drove the length of the floor and was fouled with one second left on the clock. Thomas sank both free throws to take the only lead, 29-28, the Cardinals enjoyed all night.The 5th grade SLS Cardinals upped their record to 2-0 on the season.The St Louis 6th Grade basketball team traveled to North Vernon on Monday and came home victorious with a win over St Mary’s by the score of 33-12.The team turned in another solid defensive performance as led by Karson Macke and Michael Wanstrath. The offensive attack was led by Jack Forbeck and Andrew Oesterling with 10 points each. Max Giesting poured in 9 and Tyler Kuntz and Riley Schebler both had 2 points.The Cardinals play their 1st home game of the season this Wednesday at the St. Louis Activity Center with a rematch against St. Mary’s.Courtesy of STL Coaches Dale Amrhein and Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Warm relations between Lakers, Warriors can be traced to their coaches

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe warm relations between the two Western Conference rivals can be traced to their coaches. Walton won a championship as an assistant on Kerr’s staff in 2015 and his success as the interim coach likely accelerated his path to the Lakers’ head coaching gig two summers ago.The two have remained close, speaking throughout the season.“He’s still pretty close with a lot of our players,” Kerr said. “He’ll ask about our guys and we toss around a few things but yeah, that’s just normal stuff.”Said Walton: “The times we’ve spoken this year have been more about life things than basketball things. But if I feel the need, I still feel like he’s definitely someone that I will trust and value his opinion on how to get something done.”YOUNG WARRIORNick Young appeared in 220 games for the Lakers, but when he made his first appearance since signing a one-year, $5.2 million contract with Golden State in the offseason, he received a surprising welcome. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error He was booed.“Nick’s terrible,” Walton joked before the game. “Hopefully Steve puts him on the court tonight so we can kill him.”A fan favorite when playing for his hometown Lakers, Young resurrected his career in his fourth season with the Lakers, emerging as the team’s starting shooting guard and their best perimeter defender.It earned him a new deal with Golden State, but Walton knew it would likely take some time for the 3-point specialist to acclimate to a championship system.“I figured … his shooting would fit right in and his personality would fit right in,” Walton said. “The idea of how they play when you don’t have the ball in your hands and what they’re trying to do, I figured would take some time for him to get an understanding of.”Young is averaging 6.7 points for the Warriors and poured in a season-high 23 points in the season opener against Houston.“From what I’ve watched he’s still finding his way up there,” Walton said. “It’s a very different way of basketball than what Nick’s used to. … He’s figuring out the way that they get it done up there.”While Young’s role is diminished with a better team, he still seems to be making the same impact in the locker room.“He’s been great,” Kerr said. “I love Nick. He’s a joy to be around, he always has a smile on his face and is picking up what we try to do. He’s getting there. Much further along than he was in training camp.”KUZMA SITSKyle Kuzma has been one of the Lakers’ bright spots to start the season, but he was held out Wednesday due to back spasms he experienced during pregame warmups.It was the first time the 27th overall pick missed a game in his young career. Through 20 games, including 11 starts, the former University of Utah star has averaged 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.center_img LOS ANGELES — The night started with a practical joke.A Warriors public relations executive placed a sheet of paper on the dais where Luke Walton addresses the media pregame. The header on the page read: “All-Time Warriors’ Interim Head Coach Winning List.”It had two entries. “First” was Warriors assistant and former Lakers head coach Mike Brown, who went 12-0 with the Warriors last season. “Last” was Walton, whose 39-4 record in 2016-17 while Steve Kerr was sidelined by health issues, was good for only a .906 winning percentage.Walton smirked at the joke before saying, “They all go to Steve anyway.”last_img read more

Montreal Canadiens’ Ilya Kovalchuk pumped after scoring OT winner vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

first_imgWith all seven of Canada’s teams in action on “Hockey Day in Canada,” it was one of the newest players north of the border that stole the show in an overtime thriller between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.Knotted at one score apiece, the Canadian rivals headed to a 3-on-3 overtime period with Ilya Kovalchuk emerging as the hero in front of the home fans at the Bell Centre. TRADE RUMORS: Chris Kreider | Alexandar Georgiev | Jason Zucker |Brenden DillonIt started — as many overtime rushes do — with a save at the other end of the ice, courtesy of Carey Price. Pushing the puck off his blocker to center ice, Nick Suzuki grabbed the rubber disk and headed for the net, all alone. Newly-acquired Toronto goalie Jack Campbell, who is filling in for the injured Frederik Andersen, poked the puck away, but straight to a trailing Kovalchuk who made no doubt about it, sending it to the back of the net and commencing mayhem in Montreal.Ilya Kovalchuk marque le but gagnant @EASportsNHL 3 contre 3! Encore.Ilya Kovalchuk with the @EASportsNHL 3-on-3 winner! Again.#GoHabsGo | #HockeyIsForEveryone— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 9, 2020Kovalchuk’s tally put him in sole possession of third place on the all-time, regular-season overtime goal list with 17, trailing only Alex Ovechkin (23) and Jaromir Jagr (19).Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 17th career regular-season overtime goal – third most in NHL history behind Alex Ovechkin (23) and Jaromir Jagr (19). #NHLStats— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 9, 2020Pumping his fist, flailing his arms and screaming until his face was as red as his sweater, Kovalchuk was pumped. He brought that energy back to the locker room, as well.INJURY UPDATES: Shea Weber | Mark Giordano Il-YEAH Kovalchuk 🗣️#GoHabsGo | #HockeyIsForEveryone— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 9, 2020After being released by the Los Angeles Kings earlier this season, Kovalchuk signed a one-year deal with the Habs and has felt a resurgence since moving to Quebec. In 17 games with the Kings this season, the forward had just three goals and six helpers but in 15 games with a better Habs team, he has 12 points (six goals, six assists).His name has been tossed around in trade talks, but if Kovalchuk can produce offense and the Canadiens can keep their playoff hopes alive, his $700,000 deal starts to look even more favorable to Montreal the longer their season goes and the more points No. 17 racks up. Currently, the Canadiens (61 points) sit five points behind the Maple Leafs (66) for an Atlantic Division playoff spot and six points out of the second Eastern Conference wild card, currently held by the Philadelphia Flyers (67).Welcome to the rivalry, Ilya.last_img read more