SUNMAN, Ind. – The New Alsace Conservation Club announces the 32th Annual Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 20.The derby takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake In The Pines which is just west of New Alsace.“Our derby is designed to encourage adults and children alike to enjoy fishing, the outdoors and practice water safety. The New Alsace Conservation Club is a non-profit organization in our 38th year of operation,” said Derby Committee Chairman Dale Back.The event is open to the public with an $18 fee for participants 12 years and older. There will be numerous derby prizes and door prizes for those who register.Registration will begin at 6 a.m. on derby day and continue throughout. It should be noted that participants are not required to possess an Indiana fishing license, since they will be fishing at a private lake.Lake In The Pines is located west of New Alsace at 10412 N. Dearborn Road in Sunman. For more information call Lake In The Pines at 812-623-2136 or Dale Back at 812-623-2431. Visit their website by clicking here.
ELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup is scheduled to be held March 9-11 in Ellsworth.Admission costs for adults are $4 for a day pass, $6 for a two-day pass and $10 for the weekend. Costs for kids are $2 for a day pass, $3 for a two-day pass and $5 for the weekend.Games will be played at Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and the Down East Family YMCA.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
–all-rounder enjoying time off with family, anxious to get back to playing cricketBy Clifton RossSENIOR Guyana Jaguars all-rounder, Christopher Barnwell, says he’s cherishing this rare time off due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while maintaining his fitness with hopes of returning to action soon.The former West Indies all-rounder, who played 6 T20 internationals, chimed in on the recent break in cricket internationally, regionally and locally due to the pandemic, which has forced the world into a state of isolation.Much like his teammates, the 33-year-old is one of the few Guyanese cricketers who, when not playing for his club Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), is representing his country as one of the seniors in the 5-time Regional 4-Day title- winning Guyana Jaguars team, or playing as one of the veteran T20 guns-for-hire in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).But with the Jaguars being forced to abandon their weekly outdoor training sessions as well as any form of playing or practice, Barnwell said it was a bit difficult to adjust to such restrictions.“It’s very difficult at the moment, not getting any outdoor training, but we all know the seriousness of the virus, so we have to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our families. We have a Zoom session every morning from 9:00am to 10:00am with the trainer, so we could keep ourselves in shape”, said the hard-hitting batsman.The outbreak has cast a shroud of boredom over the country with regards to all manner of sport being placed on pause indefinitely.Nevertheless, it comes with a silver lining as athletes such as Barnwell, who’s still in the early stages of fatherhood and spends a lot of time playing and traveling as a professional sportsman, echoed the sentiments from the human side of things as he can now spend some precious time with family and loved ones.“I must say this is the longest break we’ve had within that 5 and to 6 period. I’m sure the wives, girlfriends and kids are enjoying it, so I think it (covid19) has come like a blessing in disguise”, Barnwell stated.Prior to the world entering its lockdown state, Barnwell and his team were engaged in their annual 4-Day cricket season, where they sought to defend their title for the 6th straight year.A few hiccups and the abrupt stoppage of the final two rounds of the Regional 4-Day competition resulted in the Jags falling short of their record title chase, as the Barbados Pride were crowned new champs.However, with the team well-rested and players getting ample time to heal any niggles while staying fit, Barnwell, who was on a batting surge since the Regional Super 50 tournament, was among the premier batsmen for Guyana in this year’s 4-Dayers and will be key during the upcoming season.One of the first Guyanese to ever be drafted to the Indian Premier League (IPL), back in 2013, the burly right-hander finished this 4-day season 11th overall on the leading run-scorers list with 435 runs with 2 fifties and a best of 107.Given his recent run with the bat, Barnwell admitted that he’s eager to get back into action, adding that discovering newer ways to train is key as they await the day when cricket is played again.“I’m very eager to get back on the park, playing cricket again; I just want to maintain the same focus and keep working on my game. We don’t know how long this would go for so, as professionals, we have to find a way to hit a few balls and bowl a few as well”, He ended.
Dolphins beat the Falcons 34-27 in the preseason opener at Hard Rock Stadium with 22-year old QB Josh Rosen looking good in the pocket for the Fins.Despite reportedly receiving death threats, Dolphins player Kenny Stills said again last night he doesn’t think Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross should host a Trump reelection fundraiser today in the Hamptons. Then after the game, a Dolphin fan got down on one knee as well. But for an uplifting reason….Ryan Walton dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Amber Lynn Boutot.The two have been together for 10 years and have a four-year-old son together.Amber says she and Ryan are friends with cornerback Walter Aikens who worked with other players to make it all happen. Jason Jenkins provided the field passes and after the game Ryan popped the question.Thank God, Amber said yes. No wedding date yet, but Amber says they plan to honeymoon in some place tropical. Two people, a player and a fan got down on one knee last night at the Dolphins preseason opener for entirely different reasons.Before the game, receiver Kenny Stills knelt during the National Anthem, and he plans to do so throughout the season as he has the last three seasons.