The St. Louis Cardinals 5th grade boys basketball finished their season with an impressive 8 and 5 record and champion of the annual St. Louis tournament.Each player scored and made significant contributions to the success of this team throughout the season. St. Louis is blessed to have a talented 5th grade basketball team that should achieve much success in the years to come and more importantly we are blessed with terrific young men who represented St. Louis with much pride and terrific sportsmanship.The team would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the season!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The Saint Louis 6th grade boys basketball team wrapped up a very good season with a win at Greendale Middle School Wednesday evening 31-11.A simple man-to-man but tenacious defense by the Cardinals along with good unselfish passing and ball handling secured the win against an always good Lawrenceburg team. Thomas Raver was the scoring leader followed by Abe Streator, Cody Mohr, Luke Wilson, Kyle Salatin and Hunter Laudick. The combined quickness of Cayden Pohlman, Luke Wilson and Hunter Laudick played havoc on the home team ball handlers and created turnovers the Cardinals were able to convert into points early in the game. Raver’s dominant presence on both sides of the court kept the Lawrenceburg team from mounting a consistent defense and from stringing together many scoring runs. Cody Mohr brought everything to the game in the form of blocks,steals, rebounds, points and assists.We never ran a single formal play on offense or defense. We have been working on fundamental basketball since last summer and the hard work and dedication paid off.The boys learned a lot this year and deserve all the credit for a great 13-4 season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.
Cricket unites politicians like nothing else can. And it’s not just in India. Even as Sri Lankan cricket fans are still getting over the disappointment of Kumar Sangakkara’s failure to craft a fairytale ending in his last test innings on Day 4, the local administration was seen working overtime for the final day proceedings of Sanga’s farewell Test. Alas it had nothing to do with cricket, simply because of the dignitaries expected to be part of the occasion.After all the last day’s action at The P Sara Oval may see high profile political gathering with newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, President Sirisena and Former President Mahendra Rajapakshe expected to be present to witness the proceedings. With the bitterness of the recently concluded national elections still quite fresh, the coming together of political rivals at the game is set to attract national coverage.The Ranil Wickramasinghe led UNP defeated Mahendra Rajapakshe who governed the Sri Lankan political space for close to a decade till January 2015 when lost the Presidential elections to Maithripala Sirisena who earlier served as a Minister under him. Although Rajapakshe is not expected to be seated with the PM and the President, their sheer presence together at the 7000 seater old fashioned cricket ground will be a massive security challenge for the administration. Sanga may not get to take any further part in the test match following his dismissal but the final day of his farewell Test will not be short of drama.