The Ripley County JV Basketball Tourney will be taking place on Thursday, January 9, with Opening Round play.Girls JV games will be at Milan High School.Boys JV games will be at Batesville High School.Game 1: Batesville vs. Milan.Game 2: Jac-Cen-Del vs. South Ripley.Admission: $5.00 (No advance ticket sales)* Batesville All-Sport Tickets, E.I.A.C. passes, and Senior Citizen All-Sport passes are NOT valid for Ripley County tournament play.* All I.H.S.A.A. tournament rules and regulations are followed during Ripley County Tournament play.Championship games – Saturday, January 11, with both games played at Batesville High School.Admission $5.00 (No advance ticket sales)10:00 AM: Girls JV Championship.2nd Game: Boys JV Championship. (Follows girls’ post game award ceremony.)Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.
The late consultant was said to have died out of heart attack. His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary in the state.A close source who spoke to THISDAY on condition of anonymity noted that the deceased was watching the football match but slumped after the last goal against Nigeria.The source said that late consultant was rushed to the Federal teaching hospital to be revived but later gave up the ghost at the early hours of Wednesday.“He was watching the match at his compound. Unfortunately, when the last goal was scored against Nigeria, he unconsciously shout and slumped. He was rushed to the hospital for quick medical attention but he later gave up the ghost. He died of heart attack because he was suffering from cardiovascular disease” the source said.However, the incident also paralysed medical services at the Surgery Unit of the Federal Teaching hospital, as surgical operations slated for Wednesday were disrupted and postponed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP TRAGEDYBenjamin Nworie in AbakalikiA medical consultant in Family Medicine of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, Dr. Chidi Ebirim, was reportedly dead on Tuesday after watching the Argentina versus Nigeria football match.
Source: BBC Defender Kyle Walker had to play in goal for the closing stages as Manchester City held on to draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.Walker replaced substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a sliding tackle on Josip Ilicic outside the box, having replaced first-choice keeper Ederson at half-time.Raheem Sterling had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first half of their group-stage game before Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised four minutes after the restart.City striker Gabriel Jesus also missed a first-half penalty in a bizarre game at the San Siro.A victory would have sent City through to the last 16 but they remain five points clear at the top of Group C despite failing to win for the first time in the group stages this season.Things went to plan after seven minutes when Sterling coolly slotted into the bottom corner after a brilliant backheel flick from Jesus.But the Brazilian forward’s penalty miss and Pasalic’s thumping header early in the second half rocked the boat – City were no longer in control and Atalanta were posing a threat.With Ederson substituted at half-time for a suspected injury, there was nervousness at the back and Bravo’s rash tackle meant an outfield player was forced to go in goal.Up stepped Walker, after a six-minute delay while Bravo’s red card was checked by the Video Assistant Referee, and his first action was to make a smart save from Ruslan Malinovskyi’s free-kick.Walker, only the third outfield player to go in goal during a Champions League match, actually made more saves than both of Man City’s recognised keepers during the game.