UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday

first_img Google+ A teenage boy has now died after a crash on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday.The crash happened just before 5 p.m. near the Elkhart Toll Plaza exit after an SUV rear-ended a semi.RELATED: Three people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crashABC 57 News reports Lukas Strain, 17 of Stevensville, has now died from his injuries sustained in the crash.A man and woman were also injured, but are both recovering in the hospital.The driver of the semi was not hurt. By Brooklyne Beatty – October 9, 2020 0 737 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGScrashfatalIndianaLukas Straintoll roadupdate Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Oct. 12-16Next articleSouth Bend motorcyclist, 37, seriously injured in crash At LaSalle & Niles Avenues Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest IndianaLocalNews UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Go Clubbing on the A.T.

first_imgLate fall and early winter are the perfect times for hiking the storied—and in some seasons a little too popular—Appalachian Trail. Crowds are sparse. Temps are still relatively mild. And the thinning trees mean views are expanding. If you need a trail buddy, there are a number of hiking clubs around the region that would be glad to have you tag along as they explore the best of the A.T.Running TurkeysMarylandSouth Mountain State Park • November 5 Get acquainted with the rolling and rocky terrain of the A.T. in Maryland on this 6.4-mile out-and-back hike that will peak with the gorgeous fall views from Black Rock. After the hike with the Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings Program, the group will make an optional visit to nearby orchards in downtown Frederick. sierrapotomac.org Tennessee Trail Maintenance and Weekly Hikes  • Every Tuesday and FridayThe Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club is one of the most active crews in the region, maintaining 134 miles of the Appalachian Trail between Damascus and Spivey Gap, N.C., including epic stretches like the Roan Highlands. The club has A.T. trail maintenance outings every Tuesday morning, as well as organized hikes every Friday. Both start at 8am.tehcc.orgVirginiaLinden to Route 22  • November 19Not a bad way to spend a fall Saturday afternoon. After a moderate 8.2-mile ramble on the A.T. through the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley near Front Royal, the Capital Hiking Club will then head to the nearby Pearmund Cellars winery to sample some local grape.capitalhikingclub.orgNorth CarolinaWallace Gap to Deep Gap • November 25-27Spend the long holiday weekend backpacking with the venerable Carolina Mountain Club. Over three days you’ll cover 21 miles as you hike south on the A.T. through the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area. It’s a moderate jaunt with a total of 4,640 feet of ascent, including a climb of Standing Indian Mountain. Along the way, you’ll catch sweet views from the ridge above the headwaters basin of the Nantahala River.carolinamountainclub.orgGeorgiaBlood Mountain Summit • December 31There’s no better way to say goodbye to the past year than standing on a mountain summit. The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club will lead a six-mile loop hike on the Appalachian and Freeman Trails that will crest the majestic top of 4,458-foot Blood Mountain, Georgia’s highest peak on the A.T.georgia-atclub.orglast_img read more

Dominant as ever, Badger ‘D’ still lacking turnovers

first_imgChris Borland leads the Badgers with 27 tackles this season, including three tackles for a total loss of four yards.[/media-credit]After dispatching its first three opponents by a combined score of 135-24, the Wisconsin football team has been forced to get a little picky in terms of keeping with the old sports saying of “never be satisfied.”But for the defense, there’s still one important ingredient missing: takeaways.Despite playing three weaker opponents so far this season, the Badger ‘D’ has managed to force just one turnover, down from four takeaways at this point last season.And according to sophomore linebacker Chris Borland, it’s become a bit of a concern for the defense lately in practice.“Yeah, it has (become a concern),” Borland said. “We want to get more turnovers. One in three games is unacceptable, and we’re just working on it in practice. Hopefully –  and we think it will – it’ll start to come in bunches.”Thanks to a frugal offense that has only given up one turnover itself – the first in nearly five-and-a-half games – Wisconsin’s turnover margin rests at an inert zero.With their natural ability to steal momentum for oneself and turn a game upside down, if the defense can start turning that ratio into a positive number, the Badgers could enter a new realm of efficiency.But pinpointing the cause of a takeaway drought is tricky business. The Badgers have certainly been able to get their hands on the ball and jar it loose at times this year, forcing four fumbles – recovering one – and deflecting 12 passes.Co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Chris Ash, for the most part, felt as though the defense hasn’t missed any opportunities in terms of interceptions.“Not necessarily interceptions,” Ash said. “There’s a couple that, you know, a little better break here or there and somebody could’ve made an interception, whether it be a DB or a linebacker.”Fumbles, on the other hand, is an area where UW has seen some results – but little profit. So far this season, at least one member from all three lines of defense has been able to pop the ball away from the carrier, but unfortunately, it has only bounced Wisconsin’s way once.The standard process of preying on the ball involves the first defender hitting the ball carrier with every intention of bringing him down. And as he does go down, a swarm of defenders rushes to wrest the ball free.Even for a defender who lines up the furthest from the ball – like safety Shelton Johnson – and has more time to read and react, he almost never thinks of attempting a solo effort.“Honestly, almost never,” Johnson said. “My first thought is to get them down. That’s like icing on the cake (to force a fumble), but the first thought should be to get them down.”And although the reliable process is ingrained into the minds of Wisconsin defenders, defensive end David Gilbert would still like to see improvement in focusing less on the big hits and zeroing in more on the ball itself when it comes to that swarm.“If you’re the second guy there, just having that awareness that it’s not all about just the hard hit,” he said. “The ball’s not just going to come out when you hit somebody; you got to rip at it, get ferocious in there.”“I think we just need to emphasize a few more things for a few more weeks and then this turnover talk will be over.”Even though the offenses of Wisconsin’s three opponents place in the middle or the lower half of the FBS rankings in scoring and total yards gained, neither of them has let go of the ball easily in this young season.Oregon State has lost the ball the most, with three turnovers, while Nevada-Las Vegas and Northern Illinois are two of just 20 teams in the nation who’ve lost possession only two times or less.But while the defense has seen noticeable improvements in tackling and run support since the season opener, the unit isn’t prepared to consider itself a finished product until it emerges from the pig-piles and downfield passes with the ball in hand more often.“We have a lot we can do better; turnovers are probably at the top of the list,” Borland said. “We’re not going to say we’re a great defense and just won’t get turnovers. We’re going to continue to improve at every aspect and add turnovers to the mix, I think that’s when we’ll say we’re a good defense.”last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Stoke thump Bournemouth while West Ham fight back in four-goal thriller

first_img Premier League round-up: Stoke thump Bournemouth while West Ham rescue draw with another comeback 1 It was another action-packed afternoon in the Premier League on talkSPORT, as we bring you all the final scores from Saturday afternoon…Norwich City 2-2 West HamWest Ham produced the second stunning comeback in as many weeks as the plucky Hammers fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Norwich at Carrow Road.Slaven Bilic’s side were battered for most of the game as goals from Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Brady and midfield maestro Wes Hoolahan gave the dominant hosts a deserved lead with just over an hour played.But, just as against Liverpool in the FA Cup this week, West Ham refused to go down without a fight and battled back to rescue a point with two goals in two minutes courtesy of star man Dimitri Payet.The Frenchman celebrated signing a new contract by netting their first – on the rebound after Victor Moses’ initial effort was saved – and he then provided the assist for Mark Noble’s stunning equaliser – the Englishman finding the top corner with a wonderful curling drive – which sealed a share of the points.Bournemouth 1-3 StokeStoke City rise to ninth place in the Premier League table as they fired three fine goals past a spirited Bournemouth.The Potters, wearing a one-off all white third kit to avoid clashing with the hosts, were off to a flyer at Dean Court as record signing Giannelli Imbula opened the scoring after just nine minutes.The £18.3million man scored his first Stoke goal with a thumping first-time volley from outside the box, with Ibrahim Afellay doubling their lead after the break with another fine long-range finish to complete a quick counter-attack.German forward Joselu then scored within moments of his introduction to make it 3-0 just minutes later, but Bournemouth refused to fold in front of their home fans.Matt Richie, perhaps the Cherries’ best player this season, exhibited wonderful technique to volley past Jack Butland on 57 minutes, and while Eddie Howe’s men were the better team until the final whistle it proved too late to spark a comeback.Swansea City 0-1 SouthamptonSouthampton climbed to within a point of fifth-placed Manchester United with a slim victory over Swansea City.It was an even contest at the Liberty Stadium but it lacked quality up front as both sides squandered planet of goalscoring chances.The points were eventually won by Shane Long’s 69th minute strike, as Southampton sealed their fifth win in six games, and returning goalkeeper Fraser Forster kept his sixth consecutive clean sheet.Crystal Palace 1-2 WatfordTroy Deeney struck twice as Watford climbed to eighth in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, who ended the game with ten men.The Hornets captain opened the scoring in the first-half from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the box.January signing Emmanuel Adebayor then netted his first Palace goal, looping a close-range header over Heurelho Gomes and into the net, to level before on the stroke of half-time.But Deeney was the hero for the Hornets once again with a cool close-range finish in the 82nd minute to seal a brilliant win.And it got worse for Palace defender in stoppage-time, as Pape Souaré was sent off for a nasty two-footed challenge.Everton 0-1 West BromSalomon Rondon’s first-half goal proved the difference as West Brom scraped a slim 1-0 victory over a luckless Everton.It was a frustrating afternoon for the Toffees, who were the overwhelmingly dominant side but were eventually punished for their wastefulness in front of goal.The Baggies scored against the run of play as Venezuelan forward Rondon chested the ball over the line from Jonas Olsson’s header in 17 minutes.It was all Everton for the rest of the game, as the hosts registered 76 per cent possession and 34 efforts on goal.But only six of those were on target, and Ben Foster was in fine form in the Baggies net as Tony Pulis’ side clung on to claim their first win in six games.last_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND ARENA 7 CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT

first_imgTonight one of Letterkenny’s most popular venues ARENA 7 celebrates 10 years in business and they would like you to join them. Arena 7 will celebrate the last decade with music by the popular Rod Stewart Tribute Act followed by the one and only DJ Scoop.There will be food, fun and loads of champagne. Enda Nicholls extends a warm welcome to all his loyal customers and thanks them for the continued support over the years.Lettekenny Rovers star and Marketing manager at Arena 7 Darren McElwaine will also be on hand to welcome and greet those in attendance. HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND ARENA 7 CELEBRATIONS TONIGHT was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainementFeaturesnewslast_img read more