MERRILLVILLE — His name doesn't appear in the lineup on a regular basis, so when Zach Kammer's penciled in as a starter, the Andrean senior knows he has to make the most of it."We've been struggling with a lot of guys in the eight, nine spot," 59ers coach Dave Pishkur said. "He doesn't get a chance that often. When Mike (Doolin) pitches, we play different left fielders. Zach plays hard. This was his shot."Kammer didn't waste it, drilling his first home run since he was playing freshman ball at Crown Point, a three-run shot that was the pivotal blow in Tuesday's 7-0 victory for the Times No. 1 59ers over No. 4 Highland that wrapped up the Northwest Crossroads Conference."I usually just pinch run," Kammer said. "I went up to the plate, we had second and third, so I was just thinking hit it hard somewhere. When I hit it, I started sprinting out of the box, thinking it was at least a double. Then when I got to first and I saw it go over, I slowed down."The homer, on the the heels of … [Read more...] about PREP BASEBALL: Doolin, Andrean shut out Highland to wrap up Northwest Crossroads Conference
GLENPOOL — Moab Development and the city of Glenpool are partnering to build roughly a 28-acre, mixed-used hub at U.S. 75 and Oklahoma 67 (151st Street South)Called Brookover Corner, the 1.2 million-square-foot site is adjacent to the Glenpool Public Schools main campus and will share a traffic signal with the $23 million Saint Francis health-care complex scheduled to open in the fall."People should be bullish on Glenpool and south Tulsa," Eric Waller, managing partner of Moab, said by phone. "If you look at the growth out south of 151st Street all the way to the county line south, there are an enormous number of houses being built in all price ranges."Everything south of the Creek Turnpike has blown up over the last few years. I think it has a lot to do with the 71st Street-Tulsa Hills development. You can be from our site to downtown Tulsa in 15 minutes up (U.S.) 75."Moab Development, based in Tulsa and the Dallas area, spent about $2.6 million on the land for the development, … [Read more...] about Mixed-used development announced at major crossroads in Glenpool
HIGHLAND — An intentional walk can be taken as a show of respect to the hitter or a show of disrespect to the hitter in the on-deck circle.It was much more of the former than the latter Monday when Highland gave a free pass to Andrean's Mike Doolin, loading the bases in a one-run game. Cleanup hitter Joe Rycerz responded, lofting a double that tailed into the right field corner to plate three runs for the decisive blow in the Times No. 1 59ers' 10-3 Northwest Crossroads Conference victory over No. 4 Highland."I love that situation. It's my favorite situation to be in. It's a situation you want to be in as a player," Rycerz said. "I was like, 'Alright, I'm definitely going to get a hit.' I didn't have the best first two at-bats, so I could see why they would do it."Highland coach John Bogner didn't second-guess that decision, but in hindsight may have stuck with starter Mark DeLeon one batter too many."We were playing for the day," Bogner said. "It's the infamous one more pitch. … [Read more...] about PREP BASEBALL: Andrean reclaims Northwest Crossroads Conference lead over Highland
It probably isn't accurate to keep calling the NASCAR season "young."We are, after all, 10 races into a 36-race schedule - it may feel like the Daytona 500 was only yesterday, but in reality, we've already run a quarter of this season's Cup Series races. And while that realization might be met with some sighs from disappointed fans, it also means we can finally start analyzing drivers with a substantial body of work.For media members such as myself, that's a boon. Predictions are fun and all, but the reality is they aren't worth squat once the results start pouring in. And now that they are ...We can derive real value from the finishes that drivers have (or haven't) accrued. We know basically who is good - Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, to name two - and who is not. But we also know there's a large middle tier developing. That group includes drivers with some good finishes but perhaps not the consistency they would hope to see?So, let's take a look at three of those drivers: Martin … [Read more...] about Brendan Marks: What should happen next for these three drivers at a crossroads?
Rapper Meek Mill comes out to ring a Liberty Bell replica before the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Early in the 1991 classic movie New Jack City, Detective Scotty Appleton, played by rapper Ice-T, places all his marbles in drug addict Bennie “Pookie” Robinson, played by Chris Rock. Appleton has personally steered Pookie through his torturous crack addiction to sobriety, and now he wants to use Rock’s character to infiltrate and bring down the Harlem crack empire of drug lord Nino Brown. Placing Pookie in such close proximity to the piles of cooked cocaine he would be required to bag inside of Brown’s massive crack house is an extraordinarily risky proposition, and ultimately it fails as Pookie tragically gives into his addiction and it costs him his life. Appleton wanted Brown behind bars because he had … [Read more...] about Newly freed, Meek Mill is at a career crossroads