The 7th grade St Louis Girls basketball team finished with 1 win and 1 loss Saturday at their 2nd annual St Louis School Invitational.The win came against St Bartholmew by a final score of 24 to 17. Kate Burkhart finished with a game high 7 points. Avery Roell & Hanna Hurm scored 4 points each. Sarah Preston finished with 5 points. Stella Hillenbrand& Kate Poltrack rounded out the scoring each with 2 points. Harlee Masavage led the Lady Cards in rebounding. Hailey Mohr led defensively. Hanna Hurm scored 4 points, followed by Hailey Mohr, Kate Burkhart, & Stella Hillenbrand with 2 each. Avery Roell added a 3 pointer and Harlee Masavage a free throw.Submitted by STL Coach Mike Burkhart. In the second game St Louis squared off against a much taller and more athletic Benjamin Rush team. Final score Ben Rush 44 St Louis 14.
Throw-in on Saturday is at 5 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage. The Tipp School will be looking to win the Dr. Croke Cup for only the second time in their history when they come up against a side that are determined to retain the coveted trophy. This year’s Harty Cup champions last won the national competition in 2009 and Thurles CBS will be hoping to finish off their already successful season with a flourish. Niall Cahill is part of the Thurles CBS management team and he says the Kilkenny side will be a tough team to breakdown.
Speaking on the tournament, the six-time Olympian called on all Nigerians to come out in their numbers to watch future of table tennis in the country.â€œI always have that conviction that we have raw talents in the country and all we need is just to harness them.â€œStarting from Thursday, we are going to witness best of table tennis in the country and it is going to be another opportunity for the kids to show the stuff they are made of.â€œThis is my own way of giving back to the country that made me and also an opportunity to produce another star that will take over from people like (Segun) Toriola and myself,â€ Oshonaike said yesterday.The competition will start at 2pm today at the Table Tennis section of the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos.Apart from cash prize, there will be presentation of trophy and other table tennis equipment to the participant of the three-day tournament.The grand finale will be on Saturday, April 28, the birthday of the ping-ponger.The Chairman of the table tennis section of the Lagos Country Club, Charles Oshuntuyi, said they were very happy to be part of the project, stressing that the competition aligned with the vision of the club to help develop budding talents in the country.Oshuntuyi added that he looks forward to an exciting time with the kids coming together for the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ugo AliogoAll is set for the second edition of the Funke Oshonaike Foundation U-21 competition as over 40 players are ready to compete for various prize money.The competition which was put up by the Lagos Country Club in celebration of the legendâ€™s 44th birthday will see both male and female players fighting for honour.
Bets on tourism to create 5 lakh jobs, 5,000 cr investment per yearThe Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set an ambitious target of generating five lakh jobs every year, attracting INR 5000 crore investment and increasing the arrival of foreign tourists by 10% in Uttar Pradesh’s new tourism policy which was unveiled recently. Released by Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Tourism Minister, Uttar Pradesh the key aspect of ensuring the safety of women tourists also found a prominent mention in the policy. Another highlight is the plan to set up to 50 heritage hotels in the country’s largest state. The policy will be applicable for five years and has set a target of increasing domestic travel by 15%, and foreign tourist arrivals by 10%. “The sector will generate five lakh direct or indirect jobs and attract an investment of INR 5,000 crore per year. The new policy targets attracting one lakh additional tourists to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the state and also to convert 10 heritage building to heritage hotels per year. The focus will be on promotion of eco-tourism. Efforts will be made to explore local entrepreneurship avenues through execution of fairs and festivals,” Joshi said. The tourism department will create a land bank for promoting tourism in the state. Investment opportunities would be offered within 20 km of all tourist sites of 10 tourism circuits including the Ramayana circuit, Krishna-Braj circuit, Buddhist circuit, Wildlife and Ecotourism circuit, Bundelkhand circuit, Mahabharata circuit, Shakti Peeth circuit, Aadhyatmik circuit, Sufi-Kabir circuit and Jain circuit.