Football: Chris Orr to start Saturday

first_imgWhen Chris Orr filled in for Leon Jacobs following Jacobs’ ejection for targeting during the Wisconsin football team’s win over Troy Saturday, Sept. 19, he did more than serve as a substitute.Orr recorded a game-high 14 tackles, and now he has a starting spot.Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said Wednesday that Orr had been working with the first-team defense all week and Jacobs had been rotating with the second-team.Aranda said both will get playing time this Saturday, Sept. 26, against Hawaii.“There’s a certain guy that’s made or built to play inside linebacker,” Aranda said. To him, Orr fits that mold.Aranda added that Orr’s instincts and intelligence propelled him into the starting role, and that Jacobs could slide to the outside if needed.“Leon is the leader of that position group … he’s a favorite of mine,” Aranda said.Football: Ready Orr not, here he comesGetting thrust into the thick of the action is something Chris Orr had to deal with early in his Wisconsin Read…Aranda addresses targeting callsAranda took some of the blame in the ejections of Derrick Tindal and Leon Jacobs last Saturday against Troy for their targeting penalties.“I need to do a better job of making a ‘strike-zone’ emphasis,” Aranda said. “From the bottom of the numbers to the thyroid. That’s kind of a general consensus. We’ve talked about it. I haven’t made a big enough deal of it.”Both Jacobs and Tindal acknowledged they could have done a better job of implementing proper tackling technique.Jacobs said he needed to hit the quarterback lower on his penalty, and Tindal said he needed to wrap up the ball carrier next time instead of leading with his arms.Position changesFormer safety Lubern Figaro and former tailback Caleb Kinlaw have switched over to cornerback, Aranda confirmed Wednesday.The changes have brought a new energy to the defense, Aranda said.“A lot of times when you take guys and change positions you kind of have to give them leeway,” Aranda said. “But they’re giving us a boost.”Freshman Alec Ingold, who played quarterback in high school and was expected to play linebacker at college, has moved to fullback.Aranda doesn’t expect to see him on the defensive side of the ball any time soon.“I think on offense he’s really found himself a home,” Aranda said.last_img read more

Buoyant Black Stars players arrive at São Tomé Stadium ahead of kick-off [VIDEO]

first_imgThe Black Stars made their way to the national stadium in São Tomé and Príncipe in typical joyful mood, singing as they entered the facility.Ghanaians will hope that this jubilant mood translates into a good performance on the pitch and lots of goals as well against a side who have conceded 20 times in their last 10 games.The Stars will be hoping for a good victory against the world’s 180th ranked side having beat SOuth Africa 2-0 last Thursday.São Tomé and Príncipe themselves are searching for their first point of the qualifying series having lost 4-0 to Sudan last Wednesday.Kwesi Appiah named a strong side for today’s game, making only one change from the side that beat South Africa.Sassuolo midfielder, Alfred Duncan drops to the bench with winger Samuel Owusu starting in his place.The rest of the side remains unchanged with Baba Iddrisu keeping his place in midfield after a strong performance on his debut, alongside Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Owusu.Richard Ofori predictably starts in goal and is supported by a back four of Andy Yiadom, Gideon Mensah who made his international debut against South Africa, Joseph Aidoo and Kassim Nuhu.Jordan Ayew yet again leads the line, along with Dalian Yifang’s Emmanuel Boateng.There’s no place, however, for Kudus Mohammed despite his goal and overall impressive cameo last Thursday.See the video of the Black Stars’ arrival at the stadium below:last_img read more

Wednesday January 29th Local Sports

first_imgTONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — NIACC at Kirkwood — women 5:30, men 7:30 DES MOINES — Drake’s Liam Robbins is not the only post player making an impact in the Missouri Valley Conference. The seven foot sophomore is fifth in the Valley in scoring and tied for fourth in rebounding as the Bulldogs hit the road tonight to Indiana State.That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says several teams have impact post players.The Bulldogs are 5-3 in the Valley — high school wrestling last [email protected] Clear LakeLake Mills 64, Clear Lake 11Lake Mills 49, Webster City 24Clear Lake 58, Newman 15Webster City 66, Newman [email protected] Swea CityGarner-Hayfield-Ventura 45, Northwood-Kensett 36Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, West Fork 23Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 54, North Union 12Northwood-Kensett 39, West Fork 24Northwood-Kensett 54, North Union 27West Fork 31, North Union [email protected] BrittAlgona 38, West Hancock 36Algona 78, Belmond-Klemme 6Algona 39, Gilbert 22West Hancock 39, Gilbert 29West Hancock 66, Belmond-Klemme 15Gilbert 72, Belmond-Klemme 6 — boys basketball last nightRockford 66, Newan 48Algona 50, St. Edmond 43Belmond-Klemme 59, North Union 44Bishop Garrigan 62, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 53Humboldt 79, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 48Iowa Falls-Alden 91, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 58Lake Mills 70, Eagle Grove 43Osage 50, North Butler 17West Hancock 58, North Iowa 50 WEBSTER CITY — The #4/3A Clear Lake girls outscored Webster City 30-11 in the middle two quarters on their way to a 65-28 win in North Central Conference play last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Sara Faber had 24 points while Darby Dodd had 11 and Chelsey Holck had 10 to lead the Lions, who improve to 14-1 overall and 10-0 in the conference. The Lions host #2/3A Crestwood on Thursday night in a game you can hear on KRIB starting at 6 o’clock. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Minnesota Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements. There was no word on the timing of Doleman’s death, but he had surgery in January 2018 to remove a brain tumor and Baker said he passed away “after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.” WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and beat Webster City 65-39 last night in North Central Conference action in Webster City, as you heard on KRIB. Carson Toebe had 18 on the night to lead the Lions, while Andrew Formanek had 16 and Kody Kearns added 12. Clear Lake is now 12-2 overall and 9-0 in the conference and will host Crestwood on Thursday. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson says the Panthers play a much different Missouri State team tonight in Cedar Falls. The Panthers dominated the Bears 80-57 in Springfield earlier this month.Jacobson says the Bears have gone to a four guard lineup.Jacobson says he is not concerned about his team overlooking the Bears after a lopsided win in the first meeting.Tipoff in Cedar Falls is scheduled for 6 o’clock. — girls basketball last nightNewman 48, Rockford 30Algona 53, St. Edmond 21Bishop Garrigan 50, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 36Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 44, Iowa Falls-Alden 14Lake Mills 75, Eagle Grove 40Osage 63, North Butler 25Saint Ansgar 61, Nashua-Plainfield 24West Hancock 79, North Iowa 10 AMES — The Iowa State men are at home tonight to host top ranked Baylor. The Cyclones are 2-4 in the Big 12 and two weeks ago lost to the Bears in Waco 68-55.That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm who says the Cyclones need to be better defensively.Iowa State is coming off an 80-76 loss at Auburn and Prohm says the Cyclones need to avoid the lapses that prevent them from posting big wins.Tipoff tonight in Ames is scheduled for 8 o’clock. WACO, Texas – Iowa State (12-7, 4-4 Big 12) saw its three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of No. 2 Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) 83-62 Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center. Despite a strong second half effort which saw ISU cut the BU lead down to 16, the Cyclones were unable to find a way back from 27-points down. Iowa State was led by Maggie Espenmiller McGraw, who notched 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She was joined in double figures by Kristin Scott (15 points, all in the second half), Jade Thurmon (career-high 14) and Ashley Joens (13).last_img read more