Softball Signs Four High School Student-Athletes for 2020 Season

first_imgHupke, from Independence, Iowa, is another multi-sport athlete who plays softball, track and field and volleyball for Independence High School. She is a pitcher who has been named first team all-state and all-district each of the past three seasons. As a junior, in the circle, she went 24-4 with a 1.06 ERA and had 195 strikeouts with only 29 walks allowed in 191 1/3 innings pitched. Her team qualified for the 2018 state tournament. Her mother, Heather, is Independence’s head softball coach, and she played four seasons of softball at Buena Vista University. From Pittsburg, Kan., Beitzinger, who is a multi-sport athlete in basketball and softball, is the lone Bulldogs’ signee from outside the state of Iowa. On the diamond, she is a middle infielder for Pittsburg High School. Beitzinger, who was named to the All-SEK and all-area teams after each of her first two seasons, missed her junior season of high school softball due to injury. She returned to the diamond this past fall for her club team the DeMarini Aces and hit .448 and led the team in runs and stolen bases. Beitzinger will play her senior season for Pittsburg High School in the spring of 2019. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team signed four high school student-athletes, Aubree Beitzinger (Pittsburg, Kan.), Mackenzie Hupke (Independence, Iowa), Delaney Taylor (Waukee, Iowa) and Emily Valtman (Newton, Iowa) to National Letters of Intent for the 2020 season, head coach Rich Calvert announced Tuesday, Nov. 27. “We feel the most important aspect in the recruiting process is finding quality student-athletes that represent Drake softball both on-and-off the field,” Calvert said. “Time will tell on the impact they will have on the softball field, but they all come from programs, whether high school or club, that have achieved tremendous success during their time. We look forward to seeing them develop over their careers.”center_img The final member of the 2020 signing class is Valtman who is from Newton, Iowa. She is a catcher and utility player for Newton High School and helped the Cardinals finish third at the 2018 state tournament. As a junior, Valtman was named first team all-state and earned all-conference accolades for the third-straight season. She has slugged 24 home runs and driven in 87 runs in her high school career. Print Friendly Version Taylor is a local product from Waukee, Iowa who is another multi-sport athlete in softball and track and field. She has helped Waukee High School’s track and field team win three state championships and one Drake Relays titles and the school’s softball team earn runner-up honors at the 2017 state championship. She has been a member of multiple relays teams that have won state titles. Taylor, an outfielder, has collected back-to-back all-state honors each of the past two seasons, highlighted by her selection to the 2018 Des Moines Register All-Iowa First Team.last_img read more

Sebastian Vettel Takes Pole After Epic Lap to Set Up Ferrari Front-row Lockout in Typhoon-hit Japanese GP

first_imgSuzuka: Sebastian Vettel produced an epic lap at Suzuka on Sunday as his Ferrari took pole position for the typhoon-affected Japanese Grand Prix ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc.The German clocked a brilliant 1min 27.064sec, almost two-tenths of a second quicker than Leclerc, in gusty winds at Suzuka after qualifying was postponed from Saturday. The Mercedes pair of Valtteri Bottas and championship leader Lewis Hamilton could only manage third and fourth fastest respectively.”I think we’re quite surprised, we didn’t expect that, a front row lock-out. Really enjoyed it,” said Vettel, who produced a perfect lap to outqualify his teammate for the first time in 10 races since the Canadian Grand Prix in June. “Pole was not possible, Seb was too quick,” said the Monegasque Leclerc. “Congratulations to him.”The Mercedes pair had been consistently fastest in Friday practice, and in the first two qualifying sessions on Sunday, but had no answer to the Scuderia when it mattered.”We always knew Ferrari might have something in reserve to turn things up,” said Bottas. “Nothing is lost yet, let’s see in a few hours.”Hamilton was disappointed with his final laps in what he called “super gusty” conditions. “It could have gone better, just so-so,” he said. “But it is what it is.’ANOTHER LEVEL'”They (Ferrari) can turn it up and go to another level that we can’t really compete with, power-wise, but the car was feeling good,” added Hamilton. “Hopefully we are going to give them a race.”The session kicked off what was being dubbed “Suzuka Super Sunday” containing both qualifying and the race because of the track having been safely locked down Saturday as Typhoon Hagibis roared past.The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alex Albon were fifth and sixth with the top 10 being completed by the McLarens of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris in seventh and eighth, the Toro Rosso of Pierre Gasly in ninth and the Haas of Romain Grosjean.It was only the fifth time in Formula One history that qualifying had taken place on a Sunday, and the third time at Suzuka after the 2004 and 2010 race weekends were also disrupted by inclement weather.The race will start as originally scheduled at 2:10pm (0510 GMT) after a condensed weekend where Saturday’s third practice session was cancelled and qualifying shifted to Sunday morning.The extremely blowy conditions under clear blue skies caught out a few drivers, with Robert Kubica becoming the first casualty right at the start of qualifying.The Williams driver ran wide in the tailwind at turn 18 and crashed his Williams into the barriers opposite the pit lane at the start of his first flying lap to bring out a red flag.No sooner had the session been restarted then Kevin Magnussen stacked his Haas into the wall in almost exactly the same place to bring out a second red flag.”I lost it in the last corner, it’s very gusty today,” Magnussen told reporters. “I think I got a gust of wind then lost the rear. “Regarding the rest of the lap, it was good when you were going against the wind, not so good the other way.”Both Kubica and Magnussen will be allowed by stewards to start the race from the back of the grid despite not setting a lap time in qualifying, though their engineers face a race against time to rebuild the cars. Charles Leclercferrariformula onejapanese gp First Published: October 13, 2019, 10:49 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Monash council rakes up cash from fines

first_imgThe Monash Council has collected more than $1.7 million from parking fines in the first six months of the current financial year. The council’s second quarter management report showed that almost $825,000 was reaped from parking fines between October and December alone, more than the expected $765,000. Parking officers handed out more than 200 infringements a day during the past three months at an average cost of about $70. “People who park illegally or remain in parking bays for a long period of time can impact on the safety of others,” Cr Perri said.“Parking restrictions are in place across Monash to ensure equitable access to parking,” she said. In November last year, former mayor Greg Male said the council would not commit to redirecting unexpected funds from parking fines to projects across the municipality. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

CARP Austria JanuaryJuly 2015 CARP history in A

first_imgCARP Austria, January-July 2015: CARP history in Austria goes back right to the early years of our movement, when the then young members who had joined held Divine Principle lectures at the University every week. Being students themselves, they were successful in spreading the Divine Principle among students and connecting them to True Parents.In more recent history a CARP Student Centre was opened in 2004 in Vienna and since then served as activity center for 2nd gen CARP members. From 2009-2011 it was used by STF as the center of their witnessing activities.Last year in October a CARP team was created, consisting of 7 members. Since then they successfully held one event a week, mostly on Friday evenings. The program included discussion evenings, movie nights, sports and leisure time activities, cultural and creativity evenings. Through these activities 2nd gen members over 18 could join and create a community. Additionally, there’s a small team which focuses on outreach, organizing lectures and HDH meetings on Thursday evenings. Moreover, the CARP team also created a CARP blog and a CARP newsletter.In February 2015 CARP has held a CARP WS in Seebenstein with the motto “How to be successful” and in the future is planning to organize two workshops a year.Plans for the near future:Continue the weekly programs, the newsletter and the blogCARP WS in September 2015Help establish CARP in other communities of AustriaA Ski Workshop in February 2015last_img read more