Buckeye Valley Barons Win on the Road Against Centerburg Trojans

first_img Related TopicsBuckeye Valley BaronsCenterburg Trojans by Logan KelleherOverall team confidence played a huge part in a win today for Buckeye Valley.It was a 51-25 victory for the Barons, with three players scoring in double digits. Dylan Herbert had 15 to lead the Barons, with Stone Foltz and Austin Richard each adding 10. Clark Newland was a point away from getting into the double digits, finishing with nine.Foltz hit two threes in the second quarter on the way to building a 30-5 halftime lead.“The teams motivation was really high, everybody’s confidence was helping me build my confidence,” Foltz said after the game.The confidence was high for Richard as well. He spoke highly of his teammates when asked about how he got his points.“My points came from my teammates.”Centerburg finally got a spark in the third quarter, scoring 11 points, and finishing off the quarter trailing 42-16. They matched Buckeye Valley with nine points in the fourth quarter, with the final being 51-25.“We try to talk to the players a lot about playing their strengths and playing their roles,” head coach Andy Gast said after the game.Gast added that Richard and Foltz were playing to their strengths, but he also said their were some negatives, mainly that the Barons had 23 turnovers..The win will be a motivator for the Barons, as they play Marion Harding on Jan. 4, the fourth of five straight road games for Buckeye Valley. Centerburg will play Northmor on Jan. 5, the first of four road games. NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

International Friendly Preview: Germany vs. Holland (LIVE on Multi-TV)

first_imgGermany face familiar foe, Holland in an International friendly tonight on Multi-TV, in a match that promises to be anything but friendly!With Germany’s coach Joachim Low’s confidence in 4-2-3-1 at an all time high, the coach will undoubtedly be looking to further investigate his contingencies in the wake of the draw with Ukraine.Clearly utilising this round of friendlies to sound out a ‘Plan B’ formation, Joachim Low used Friday’s clash against Ukraine to test an experimental 3-4-2-1 with wing-backs providing the width.Finding themselves down 3-1 at half time, Low has since admitted to scrapping the idea of three centre-backs. He has spoken of interest in using a more traditional 4-4-2 formation versus the Dutch, Miroslav Klose’s fitness permitting, but whether the pair will play from the start is highly debatable, given that the coach confirmed on Monday that Mesut Ozil will be in his first XI.Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marco Reus is likely to get some playing time having rejoined the national side after recovering from a stomach virus, while Dortmund’s Marcel Schmelzer has been ruled out for the clash.In the Oranje corner, Gregory van der Wiel has recovered from a groin problem and is expected to take Khalid Boulahrouz’s place at right-back again. Mark van Bommel, Kevin Strootman and Klass-Jan Huntelaar were all rested against Switzerland and are expected to start against the Germans. Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart will miss out through a hamstring problem, while Ibrahim Afellay and Arjen Robben are also notable absentees. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also requested that Van Marwijk rest Robin van Persie for this clash, so the Gunners striker also misses out.MATCH TRIVIA• Germany have met the Netherlands seven times before in total. Of those games, the Germans have won only once, drawing three and losing the remaining three.• Germany have never won at home to the Netherlands.• The match is being played at Hamburg’s home ground, the Imtech Arena, familiar territory for Oranje defender Jeffrey Bruma, who unfortunately misses out due to injury.• Netherlands striker Klass-Jan Huntelaar has scored 21 goals in 20 matches in all competitions this term at Bundesliga side Schalke.• Equally devastating in front of goal, Mario Gomez has 20 goals in 18 appearances for club side Bayern Munich this season.• Germany’s last draw before Friday’s match against Ukraine was versus Poland, which Die Mannschaft responded to by beating Turkey 3-1 away from home in the following game.Germany vs. Holland kicks-off at 7:45pm on Joy Sports and Adom-TV on Multi-TV. Pre-match discussions begin at 7:15pmLeague action resumes at the weekend on Multi-TV. On Saturday, Manchester City face NewCastle United at 2:30pm.Sunday Serie A action sees AS Roma face Lecce at 7:15pmFor highlights of all the above games and Europe’s finest leagues, watch the Football Show on Joy Sports at 7pm every Monday and Frilast_img read more