Geneva R. Seegmueller Cecil, age 90, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Saturday evening January 26, 2019 at Ft. Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio.Born October 10, 1928 in Big Leatherwood, Perry County Kentucky she was the daughter of the late William & Susan (Melton) Ratliff. She was married to Fred Seegmueller, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1978; she later married Evans C. “Dusty” Cecil in 1985, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2012.A homemaker, Geneva had also worked for several years at Sperry Rubber & Plastic in Brookville. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Women; in her leisure time she enjoyed flowers and flower gardening.Survivors include three children, Helen (Don) Anderson of Seattle, Washington, Don (Donna) Seegmueller of Greensburg, Indiana and Robert (Bonny) Seegmueller of Cedar Grove, Indiana; six grandchildren, 1 great-grandaughter, Isabella Monroe; two sisters, Hattie Sanders of Brookville, Indiana and Nancy Kunkel of Connersville, Indiana.In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Blain, Saul, Homer, Charlie & Nando Ratliff.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Andy Zinsmeister, pastor of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Geneva Seegmueller Cecil, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Press Association “Tom Cleverley had double vision, Jonny Evans’ back stiffened up and Rafa went over on his ankle on the touchline,” Moyes said of the triple change. “It forced me into three changes at half-time, which disrupted the momentum of the team a little bit and the fluency of the team. I was pleased with the lads that came on.” Moyes is hopeful the trio will be available for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Real Socieded, although concedes Rafael is the biggest doubt. The injuries were the only negatives in a fine afternoon for United, whose strikers Van Persie and Rooney impressed once again. “I thought there was great combination play between them,” Moyes said. “I think they both made the goal for each other. “There was good link-up play, so I am just starting to see really good signs from the two of them. “It was great that they both got on the scoresheet because that is what forwards do and I have always said we need these boys to get a hatful of goals if you’re going to be successful. “They are both incredibly talented and both understand each other and the talents one another have got, so they are both excellent players.” Moyes also praised Fulham for the way they came out in the second half, coming close on several occasions to adding to Kacaniklic’s strike. The Scot’s kind words, though, were nothing compared to the anger aimed at Jol by Fulham fans. “Jol out” was chanted on several occasions against United, making his position at the helm look increasingly precarious. Asked how he felt on the touchline after Moyes’ side scored their three goals, the Dutchman said: “Lonely, very lonely. “We had aspirations, we were ambitious before the game. We really wanted to do well. “I’ve got a great team with a great team spirit. Dimitar Berbatov was skippering us again, so he wanted to win as a captain. “The players wanted to win for him and maybe a little bit for me and for the club. To concede goals like that looked horrendous.” As if a third-straight loss was not bad enough, Fulham may well now lose Sascha Riether to a ban after a late stamp on Adnan Januzaj was not punished by referee Lee Probert – an incident missed by Moyes and Jol. “That would be disappointing,” Jol said about a potential ban. “If it is true, then we have to talk to him. “I have got some good back-up players as well, so that is not a disaster. The result is a disaster.” The victory at Craven Cottage was their fourth in succession in all competitions and the first time United have secured back-to-back league wins under the former Everton manager. “We knew we would have to pick up points as we went along and I was always confident that would happen,” Moyes said. “It was a good victory, an important victory for us. It gets you three points and hopefully we will try and continue doing that and keep the momentum building. “Our job is to climb the league table. We want to get the nearer the top and I have got no doubt that by the end of the season we will. “Where we are right now I don’t think is really that important, except that you don’t want to let the teams get too far away from you and we’ve got to try and make sure they don’t. “We’re going to have keep building on today’s performance and the performances of the last week or so.” United’s win came courtesy of three goals in 13 first-half minutes, with dodgy defending and clinical finishing allowing Antonio Valencia, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney to net. Fulham pulled one back when Alex Kacaniklic’s shot deflected in off Rooney, with the hosts impressing in a second half in which United started with the enforced substitutions of Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans and Rafael. Life after Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be difficult, but few could have predicted United being eight points off the pace after nine matches. They remain eighth in the Premier League after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of Fulham, although Moyes’ side are slowly quietening the naysayers. Momentum is building at Manchester United and manager David Moyes is confident the reigning champions will soon be challenging for the title.
-Lowe and Britton win bronze medals on final dayA good all-round performance by home team, Guyana, propelled them to an overall second place finish at the 61st edition of the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, which concluded last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Women’s singles champion Cuban Daniela Carrazana Fonseca (second from left), with second place finisher Dominican Esmerlyn Castro (left) and joint third place finishers Eva Brito (DR) and Guyanese Trenace Lowe (right).Although Guyana ended without a gold medal, the side still tallied 750 points. Only the Dominican Republic, who dominated the doubles and the team events, finished with more points. Their 1530 points highlighted their supremacy at the meet.Barbados finished third with 640 points, due mostly to their performance in the Masters: victory for Trevor Farley (males) and silver for Angela Reid (females).Cuba and Puerto Rico were superior in their game-play, but the former came with a small team (no female team), while Puerto Rico only travelled with a men’s team.Despite the limitation, Cuba still managed a fourth-place finish after tallying 600 points. Daniela Carrazana Fonseca, the lone Cuban female participant, was one of the standout performers at the tournament. The 19-year-old finished with the Women’s Singles title yesterday to go with the U-19 title which she had won earlier in the week.Puerto Rico finished fifth in the points table after second-place finishes in the Men’s team and the men’s singles competitions.Jamaica, who copped a gold medal via Sandra Riettie in the women’s over-45 singles, finished sixth with 250 points.Trinidad and Tobago ended on 70 points for a seventh-place position, while St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guadeloupe and Martinique brought up the rear.FINAL DAY MEDALYesterday, Guyana bowed out in the semi-finals (automatic bronze) of the senior singles in both the male and female divisions.Shemar Britton, who finished with a silver medal in the U-21 competition, defeated Martinique player Fabrice Elie-Dit-Cosaque 3-0 (11-4, 11-8 and 11-7) in the first round before he got the better of Dominican Samuel Galvez 3-0 (11-8, 11-8 and 11-9).In a replay of the semi-finals of the U-21 and last year’s U-21 championship clash, Britton again defeated Barbadian player Tyrese Knight. His latest victory ended 4-1 (11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9 and 11-5).Guyana tallied 750 points for a second place finish at the championships.In the semi-final, Britton fell to Puerto Rican player Hector Berrios 1-4 (8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 9-11 and 10-12).Guyana had seven players in the two-day senior competition and five made it to the round of 16, but only Britton advanced.Nigel Bryan, who defeated Samuel Delepine from Martinique 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-8), fell 1-3 to Ricardo Jimenez from Puerto Rico in the next round.Team captain Christopher Franklin got past Barbadian Marcus Smith 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-5 and 11-4), but lost to U-21 champion Livan Martinez in the round of 16, while Elishaba Johnson got the better of Jamaican Mark Phillips in the opening round 3-2 (12-10, 12-10, 5-11, 8-11 and 11-4) before falling to Dominican Isaac Vila in the round of 16.Guyana’s other representative in the men’s single was Colin France. The 62-year-old, who finished with a bronze medal in the Over-45 competition, got past Trinidadian Derron Douglas in the opening round 3-1 (6-11, 11-8, 12-10 and 11-6), before he fell to Berrios.Trenace Lowe ended with a bronze for the local side. The female captain defeated Barbadian Janae Lewis 3-1 in the opening round (11-5, 6-11, 11-8 and 11-6), before she got past another Barbadian, Kenady King, in the quarter-final via a score of 4-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-2 and 11-6). She, however, fell to eventual silver medallist, Esmerlyn Castro 0-4 (9-11, 6-11, 6-11 and 7-11) in the next round.Guyana had players in three of the four quarter-final clashes. Natalie Cummings got past Jamaican Dadrian Lewus 3-0 (11-4, 11-9 and 11-7) in the round of 16, before losing to Dominican Eva Brito 1-4 (6-11, 8-11, 11-6 11-13, 11-13), while Jody-Ann Blake who defeated Barbadian Krystle Harvey 3-1 (9-11, 11-5, 11-9 and 16-14) in the round of 16, suffered a heartbreaking loss to Castro in the final eight. The match finished 4-0 to Castro, but the first three games were very close at 12-10, 14-12, 14-12 before an 11-4 loss.
Speaking in Lagos shortly after arrival on Monday, King said he is familiar with the way Fijabi fights, having watched him on television during editions of GOtv Boxing Night, and he is confident of handing him his first defeat.“I have seen him fight many times and he is way below my standard. I have fought tougher boxers, including world champions. Fijabi has lost before stepping into the ring. Ghana has won. We are better than Nigeria in sports and I will prove that by beating Fijabi hands down,” bragged King.His compatriot, Richard Amenfu, who comes up against national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, in an international challenge bout, also dismissed his Nigerian opponent as inferior to him. Echoing King, Amenfu said the two Ghanaians were in Nigeria to reinforce the country’s supremacy over Nigeria.“Oto who?” he asked derisively. “Ghana has far better boxers than this guy and anybody in Nigeria. We will wipe the floor with your lot and it does not matter that the bouts are taking place in your country,” ranted Amenfu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana’s Raphael Kwabena King, who is billed to fight Nigeria’s Olaide Fijabi has boasted his opponent will taste defeat when they face each other in an international light welterweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 9 on October 2.The event, billed for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, will feature six other fights.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Although the Wisconsin women’s basketball team may not be able to pronounce the name of the Vermont Catamount player who did more than anyone to send the Badgers home on Sunday, they will be hard-pressed to forget her face.Courtnay Pilypaitis, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Ottawa, Ontario, guided the Catamounts past the 7-seeded Badgers with game-highs in points (25), rebounds (8) and assists (4). Pilypaitis’ line, though, is more than just impressive for the versatility it demonstrates — it was clutch.Included in her 25 was a stretch in which she scored nine of Vermont’s 11 points after a 39-39 tie and five of her team’s seven free throws in the last minute, which allowed the Catamounts to maintain their lead despite frantic last-gasp efforts from UW.“Every time we were able to get a little bit of momentum, she did a great job of capitalizing on our mistakes,” junior guard Alyssa Karel, who led Wisconsin with 13 points said. “I think on defense we’d make little mistakes — not defending the screen right, going under instead of over a pick — and she capitalized on it and made us pay.”But Pilypaitis is hardly a stranger to stuffing stat sheets. She is the only active player in Division I to have compiled career totals of over 1,900 points, 900 rebounds and 600 assists, and she is one of just two players in the country to be ranked in her league’s top five in scoring, rebounding and assists.Additionally, Pilypaitis has a tradition of stepping her play up when the games really start counting. In three career tournament appearances (one WNIT and two NCAAs), she has averaged over 23 points a game.Exacerbating matters for the Badgers, Pilypaitis wasn’t the only Catamount guard causing verbal, as well as on-court, trouble. Her backcourt mate and fellow Canadian, May Kotsopoulous, the America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, added 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, meaning the dynamic backcourt duo accounted for 61 percent of the team’s scoring.“They are very good,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said of the two. “Numbers 3 and 4 are what they are made up to be.”Turnovers, free throw shortage led to Badgers’ lossDuring the regular season, this year’s Badger squad tied a school-record for fewest turnovers in a season, averaging just 15.5 a game.Then, in the first half of its first tournament game Wisconsin reverted to old tendencies, turning the ball over nine times, leading to 12 Vermont points. For the game, the Badgers, stressed at times by a 1-2-2 halfcourt trap, were outscored off turnovers 21-11.“Their defense, first of all, gave their offense a spark,” Stone said of the Catamounts’ defensive pressure. “Our impatience offensively against their trapping defense and zone gave them opportunities. Look, they scored 21 points off turnovers. … Their size and length disturbed us a bit.”And impatience also contributed to the Badgers difficulty in getting to the free-throw line, where they were outshot by 18. Even with inflated free-throw numbers due to late game fouling, the Catamounts already held a seven-point advantage at the half, outshooting the Badgers 8-of-13 to 1-of-3.Karel, who reached double-digits for the 26th time in 32 games, said the team may not have attacked aggressively enough, but couldn’t definitively pinpoint an explanation.“I think we settled for outside shots a lot,” she said. “We came out right away with our inside play, and then we kind of shied away from that, I’m not really sure why. We had a tough time getting in the lane, I think it was maybe the zone they put on us in the second half and their length outside.”Yet whether the blame is put on Vermont’s talented backcourt, early turnovers or free-throw inequities, the incontrovertible takeaway point from Wisconsin’s first tournament game in eight years was that it was chalked up in the right-hand column.Which is why, in a teary, emotional postgame scene, Karel looked to the next year and how this experience was not for naught. “Things could’ve been different — it was in our hands — but this is a motivator for us,” she said. “Now we have the expectation of getting here. We know what it takes to do it, so we’re just going to get in the gym in the offseason and keep getting better.”
The Trojans are coming in strong, ranked No. 13 after their 16-0 win against Oregon. USC has come far in the rankings this season since the start of the 2019 season, during which they ranked No. 21. “Lacrosse is notably a game of momentum, within individual games and seasons,” junior midfielder Kerrigan Miller said. “Our team plays to win, yet no win is achievable without trust in one another on both ends of the ball,” Miller said. As the Trojan women’s lacrosse team wraps up their final matches in the regular season, it will be traveling east this weekend for the second time to meet No. 20 Stony Brook on Sunday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves hold a strong four-game win streak since their narrow 11-10 loss to Florida. The Seawolves are the nation’s fifth-ranked defense because of their 7.36 goals-against average. The Trojans are currently 13-13 all-time in East Coast games and are 0-2 on Stony Brook’s home turf. Another key player is USC sophomore goalie Riley Hertford, who has put in the work both on and off the field, helping the Trojans in defense this season and making her presence known since the departure of superstar goalie Gussie Johns last year. Hertford leads the league with an 8.47 goals-against average and tops all players with an aggressive 3.4 ground balls per game. The loss against Colorado marked USC’s 11th all-time loss on their home turf, but they redeemed themselves by playing a clean match against Oregon. Freshman midfielder Katie Ramsay runs past a Cal defender in a win at McAlister Field March 23. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) USC had a season-long nine-game winning streak until it was snapped in a narrow 9-8 loss to No. 23-ranked Colorado. The Seawolves have had a successful season this year, with an impressive roster of notable players who help put points on the board. Junior midfielder Ally Kennedy leads SBU with 41 goals, 46 points, 29 ground balls and 60 draw controls. Coming in at a strong second for the Seawolves’ roster is sophomore midfielder Siobhan Rafferty, who has scored 30 goals and has 16 ground balls. SBU’s senior goalie Anna Tesorierohas also shouldn’t be overlooked, with a .456 save percentage and a 7.86 goals-against average. The All-American midfielder is one of USC’s leading players this season. Miller’s efforts have allowed her to rack up 16 goals, 32 draw controls, 39 ground balls and a team-high 28 caused turnovers this season alone. A key component forthe Trojans this weekend is working in unison and strong communication on the field as they compete against the Seawolves Sunday. “In playing such talented teams this weekend, our team will need to derive its confidence from this week of preparation and commitment to our game plan,” Miller said.
Dublin are through to their 5th All-Ireland football final in 7 years.Jim Gavin’s side dominated Tyrone in yesterday’s semi-final to claim a 12 point victory and book a final meeting with Mayo for the second year in a row.Tyrone were expected to give the Dubs their toughest test of the summer so far, but their challenge never got going in what was a bad end to an encouraging Championship for Mickey Harte’s side. In total Dublin hit just two wides as they amassed a score of 2-17 to Tyrone’s 11 points.The goals came from Con O’Callaghan and Eoghan O’Gara, while Peter Harte also had a late Tyrone penalty saved by Stephen Cluxton.Jim Gavin says there’ll be plenty of competition for places on the team ahead of the All-Ireland in three weeks.
Immediate past English champions Leicester City have surprisingly sacked their manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he became head coach on a permanent basis.The 53-year old had initially succeeded tite-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February and did well to steer the club away from trouble to 12th place at the end of the season. To this effect, he was rewarded with a three-year contract but has now unfortunately paid for his job after he led the Foxes to an underwhelming start this season.Leicester City presently occupy the last relegation place in the Premier League and are winless in the last six league matches.Shakespeare becomes the second managerial casualty in the league after Dutchman Frank De Boer was sacked by London club Crystal Palace in September.His final game was the battling 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday. His side trailed to a sumptuous free kick from Belgian winger Nacer Chadli before Riyad Mahrez rescued a point for Leicester City.RelatedAS Nancy vs FC LorientJune 30, 2017Similar post16 Months Later, Leicester City Dismiss Claude PuelFebruary 24, 2019In “England”Craig Shakespeare latest casualty of Leicester City title hangoverOctober 18, 2017In “England”
Jalen Hurts had a decision to make following the conclusion of the 2018 college football season.Alabama’s former starting quarterback had his position usurped by Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts, who wanted to finish his college career as a starter, needed to choose where he would transfer. Early options included Miami and Maryland, where two of Alabama’s 2018 offensive staffers had taken up new roles, respectively. Quarterbacks coach Dan Enos had taken the same position at Miami, and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley had been named head coach at Maryland. “That’s no disrespect to anybody else, the guys that worked here and did a great job here, it’s what’s best for you,” Saban said. “That’s how you have to make this decision right now. He did it and I think did a great job for Oklahoma.”Hurts certainly continued that string of success in Norman in 2019. He enjoyed career-highs in completion percentage (69.2 percent, minimum 100 passing attempts), passing yards (3,851), adjusted yards per pass attempt (12.2), passing touchdowns (32), rushing yards (1,298) and rushing touchdowns (20). He finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind LSU’s Joe Burrow and led the Sooners to a third consecutive berth in the Playoff.Hurts eventually became a second-round selection (No. 53 overall) by Philadelphia, where he figures to learn behind starter Carson Wentz. But it was Alabama coach Nick Saban who steered Hurts toward his ultimate 2019 destination: Oklahoma, whom the Tide had beaten 45-34 in the 2018 College Football Playoff semifinal.MORE: Eagles’ investment in Hurts an inexpensive Carson Wentz insurance policySaban detailed Hurts’ decision in a Sunday interview with the Philadelphia Eagles:Nick Saban talks in-depth about @JalenHurts’ development at Alabama in this exclusive interview with @EaglesXOs.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/zTmphRzWiR— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 10, 2020“And I remember him coming into me and saying (he) could go to Miami because the quarterback coach had gone to Miami as the offensive coordinator — the quarterback coach here, Dan Enos,” Saban said in the interview. “Mike Locksley got the head coaching job at Maryland. ‘I could go to Maryland or I could go to Oklahoma.’“I said ‘Jalen, where do they have the best players?’” Saban said. “Because he felt more comfortable going where he knew these guys. And he said ‘Well, I think they have the best players at Oklahoma.’ I said we just played them, and they have some pretty good players on offense too.”While Saban was certainly correct in his assessment of Oklahoma’s roster, it certainly helped that third-year coach Lincoln Riley already had a sterling record with quarterbacks. His offenses produced consecutive Heisman Trophy winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray in 2017 and ’18, respectively. Like Mayfield, Murray would go on to be a No. 1 overall draft pick.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission will interview 15 people who have applied to replace retiring Supreme Court judge David Wiggins.The list includes five people who currently serve on lower courts, two assistant Attorneys General, and County Attorneys from Muscatine and Guthrie counties. The Guthrie County Attorney is Brenna Bird, who previously served as legal counsel to former Governor Terry Branstad. Sam Langholz. the senior legal counsel to current Governor Kim Reynolds, is also on the list.The commission will meet Friday, March 6th in the courtroom of the Supreme Court to interview the 15 applicants. The commission will then select three finalists to recommend to the governor — who will then choose one to appoint to the court.