Westport bridge closure announced

first_imgWestport, In. — Officials from the Decatur County Highway Department say the bridge on County Road 110 South between County Road 300 West and Waterplant Road will be closed Friday, October 12 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crews are pouring a new deck on the Westport area bridge.last_img

Dodgers hit four more home runs, power past Braves

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, front left, jokes with teammate Russell Martin before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAtlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, works against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches the flight of a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. steals second base in the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, front left, jokes with teammate Russell Martin before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)NextShow Caption1 of 7Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ExpandATLANTA — When Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about his team’s offense this season, he uses a golf analogy. When it comes to scoring runs, he says, they have a lot of different clubs in their bag.But they sure like to use the driver.Cody Bellinger hit his major-league leading 41st home run. Max Muncy hit his 30th, a three-run go-ahead shot in the seventh inning. Justin Turner followed that with his 13th since the start of July – the 14th time this season (and the third time in the past four games) the Dodgers have gone deep in consecutive at-bats. And Will Smith hit the 10th home run of a rookie season that was mainly spent in Triple-A until three weeks ago.It was another power lift as the Dodgers rode the home runs to an 8-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves Friday night. The Braves’ bullpen has been combustible and the spark had been struck. Another pinch-hitter, Kyle Garlick, drew a walk from Newcomb. The Braves left-hander got ahead of Muncy, 0-and 2, but missed low with a slider then hung one at 1-and-2. It disappeared into the seats along with the Braves’ lead.“He started me off with two breaking balls. At that point, i figured that was going to be their plan of attack,” Muncy recalled. “He tried to throw a heater by me. I was able to foul it off and in my mind I immediately went back to spin, figuring that would be what he would try. It kind of popped out of his hand a little bit, didn’t go where he wanted it to go. I was able to get the barrel to it.”The homer made Muncy the first Dodger with consecutive 30-homer seasons since Green in 2001 and 2002. Reaching that mark in a follow-up to last year’s breakout season brought a smile to Muncy’s face.“That’s a cool number to me. It just means a lot considering where I came from not too long ago,” said Muncy who was cut loose by the Oakland A’s in January 2017 and didn’t find a new job until the Dodgers signed him to a minor-league contract that April.Newcomb’s next pitch was a grooved first-pitch fastball to Turner that also found a home in the bleacher seats.An inning later, Smith took another lefty reliever, Jerry Blevins, deep for a two-run home run. According to Stats LLC, Smith and Gary Sanchez of the Yankees are the only catchers since 1920 to hit 10 or more home runs in their first 25 big-league games. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I just thought Kenta wasn’t sharp either and really didn’t use the fastball effectively, wasn’t convicted with it,” Roberts said, his frustration evident. “I think it was the fourth inning where he started to kind of go after it and be on the attack more. You saw the swing and miss and it made his secondaries play up. That’s what we’ve talked about time and time again with him.”Braves starter Mike Soroka got the Dodgers to hit into three double plays in 6 2/3 innings and had a one-run lead, 3-2, when the quality at-bats of which Roberts boasts started to add up.A.J. Pollock came off the bench with a pinch-hit single to extend the inning and Braves manager Brian Snitker pulled Soroka for Sean Newcomb.Related Articlescenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “Everyone can do it. Everyone can put it over the fence,” Smith said of the Dodgers’ lineup. “It’s always fun to hit the longball and watch it go over the fence.”Over their past five games, the Dodgers have hit at least four home runs in each game, 22 in all – both of those are major-league records. Bellinger and Muncy are the first Dodgers teammates with 30 or more home runs in the same season since Shawn Green and Gary Sheffield in 2001.“I guess the numbers don’t lie. We do hit the ball out of the ballpark,” said Roberts, fighting against the stereotyping of a team that leads the National League with 215 home runs this season. “I still will stand by the fact that our at-bat quality is as good as there is in the big leagues.”He can point to Friday’s seventh inning as a prime example.Bellinger hit his 41st home run in the second inning — his fourth in the past five games after hitting just three in the previous 21 — but the Braves took the lead with three runs in the bottom half as Kenta Maeda wandered through a wayward start that also saw him strike out seven consecutive batters — but fail to complete five innings for the second time in his past three outings. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bomber four win medals at Kootenay Swim Championships

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsEver had a great experience from opening one of those smaller presents from under the Christmas tree?That’s what the B.C. High School Speed Swim Championships will see from the L.V. Rogers Bombers when the provincial event hits the water in two weeks on Vancouver Island.The four-swimmer contingent from LVR proved the smallest of teams could provide the greatest of results following competition at the Kootenay High School Swim Championships Sunday at the NDCC Pool.“I was impressed at how well our kids did,” said LVR teacher sponsor, Dave Afford after the morning meet. “Niallan (Collier) is swimming very well. (My daughter) Rebecca placed well in the meet and Devyn (Parker) had a real good meet.”“Devyn is young but she is very strong and competed very well today,” Afford added.Collier, swimming winter club which means the Grade 11 student competes in a different category than summer club competitors, dominated the meet with some very fast times.Collier topped the podium in boy’s 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley.Grade 12 swimmer Rebecca Afford was the next best Bomber on the medal ride, capturing bronze in girl’s 50-meter freestyle and gold in 50-meter breaststroke. Afford finished fifth in both 50-meter butterfly and 100-meter individual medley.Parker, perhaps made the biggest statement for the Bombers placing  third in girl’s 50-meter backstroke.Parker’s remaining results had the Grade 10 student finishing fourth in both 100-meter freestyle and 50 meter butterfly and sixth in 100 meter individual medley.Meanwhile Milde did not claim a medal but the Grade 10 swimmer still turned in some great swims against Grade 12 competition. Milde took eighth in boy’s 50-meter freestyle, fifth in 50-meter backstroke, fifth in 50-meter breaststroke and eighth in 50-meter butterfly.The meet attracted swimmers from throughout the Kootenays, including teams from Stanley Humphries in Castlegar, Grand Forks, Rossland, J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail and the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The top three swimmers in each race automatically qualify for provincials November 19-20 on Vancouver Island at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.Afford said the Bomber four will be there, provided the quartet can garner the necessary funds to make the trek. “At this point, yes,” said Afford when asked about the trip. “We just have to figure out how to get there.”And, when the Bomber four steps on to the starting blocks, what does the sponsor think will happen?“I think Niallan could to very well at provincials,” Afford said. “And Rebecca has a chance at placing in the breaststroke.”Afford said the championships are open, meaning there are no divisions to separate the younger from older competitors. “That makes it very tough on the younger swimmers,” he admitted. [email protected]last_img read more