Rushville Republican

September 10, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Today’s event

Girls soccer: Connersville at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Volleyball: Batesville at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Tennis: Waldron at Rushville, 4:30 p.m.

BRMS volleyball

The BRMS seventh-grade volleyball team fell to host North Decatur in three sets 25-11, 21-25, 15-14.

The Lady Cubs fell behind early in the third set but rallied to knot the set at 14-14 before the Lady Chargers won the final point and the match.

For BRMS, Kaleigh Paramore served three aces. Also serving aces for the Lady Cubs were Mckenzie Muckerheide, Brittany Kuhn, Elizabeth Muir and Leah Kemple.

The Lady Cubs are 1-1 on the season and travel to Tri Wednesday.

BRMS football

The BRMS football teams split with Greensburg.

The seventh-grade Cubs won 28-0.

For the Cubs, Mason Springman had two touchdowns, 70 yards passing and 65 yards rushing. Jordan Smith scored one touchdown and had 72 yards rushing. Trey Cain had a touchdown and 27 yards rushing. Gage Rosenfield had a pair of 2-point conversions and 25 yards receiving. Cameron Craig had 22 yards rushing. Zek Phillips had a 20-yard kick-off return. Duncan Draper had 21 yards rushing and Tyler Wilson had 45 yards receiving.

Defensively, Austin Trebley had 11 tackles. Draper had five tackles. Thomas Stanley, Craig, Aaron Trebley, Brennon Baker, Cody Carmony and Ethan Zeisloft all had three tackles. Jordan Smith, Rosenfield and Matt Grote all had one tackle.

The eighth-grade Cubs fell 36-8.

The Cubs led early as Hunter Campbell recovered a fumble to set up the BRMS offense. Owen Wiles then scored on the quarterback keeper. Greensburg then scored 36 unanswered points for the win.

Brandon Sturm led the Cubs on defense with 10 tackles. Kameron Marshall and Sturm both had fumble recoveries.

After 17 major titles, Williams wants to improve

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 U.S. Open, when she was just 17.

She won her 17th at the same site, at age 31.

Given the way she’s playing right now, and the way her game keeps evolving, there’s every reason to believe that collection will grow some more.

“I’m already thinking about what I could have done better. I think I’m a little crazy in that (way), like something must not be right, because I don’t even relish the moment enough,” said Williams, who turns 32 on Sept. 26.

“I just automatically think: What’s next?”

After wasting a big lead in the U.S. Open final Sunday against Victoria Azarenka, Williams put aside all sorts of problems — including, she acknowledged later, some nerves — to regroup and regain control. Pulling away down the stretch, the No. 1-seeded Williams beat No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 for her second consecutive championship at Flushing Meadows.

“When you’re always trying to write history — or join history, in my case — maybe you just get a little more nervous than you should. I also think it’s kind of cool, because it means that it means a lot to you. It means a lot to me, this trophy,” Williams said, pointing her right hand at her fifth silver cup from the U.S. Open, “and every single trophy that I have.”

She has won four of the past six major tournaments. Her 17 Grand Slam titles are the sixth-most in history for a woman, only one behind Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and the same total as the men’s record-holder, Roger Federer.