Your network for multiple sports and entertainment

High School Bounce

2015-2016 High School Bounce




High School Bounce marks its sixth season this year! Check back in the coming weeks for game schedules and times.

Click Here for Game

Click here for season schedule and archived games.

What We Cover

Today is

April 2018
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

Archive for April, 2018

Columbus Crew SC loans Edward Opoku to St. Louis FC of the United Soccer League

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Edward Opoku

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC Friday announced that it has loaned forward Edward Opoku to Saint Louis FC of the United Soccer League on a game-by-game basis. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

Opoku was selected by Crew SC with the ninth pick (32nd overall) of the Second Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The 21-year-old forward was born in Konongo, Odumasi, Ghana and came to the United States through the Right to Dream Academy. He attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. Opoku was named to the United Soccer Coaches’ Second Team All-American in 2016 and 2017, as well as to the USC First Team All-South Region in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Virginia, he went to high school at Millbrook School and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 High School All-American Game.

Led by Head Coach Anthony Pulis, Saint Louis FC takes on Swope Park Rangers tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at Children’s Mercy Park.

Up next for the Black & Gold is a home contest against the San Jose Earthquakes tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at MAPFRE Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET / CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, CD102.5 FM, English and Spanish audio broadcast available on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

TRANSACTION: Crew SC loans forward Edward Opoku to Saint Louis FC (USL) on a game-by-game basis on April 27, 2018. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

Crew SC finishes 2-game homestand with San Jose Earthquakes coming in tonight at 7:30

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC hosts the San Jose Earthquakes tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, to finish a two-match homestand at MAPFRE Stadium. The match kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised regionally on CW Columbus and Spectrum Sports with Neil Sika, Dwight Burgess and Alex Stec on the call. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Post-match coverage is set to follow exclusively on Spectrum Sports in Ohio. Tomorrow’s match also airs locally on the radio on CD102.5 FM in English, featuring simulcast audio from the television broadcast. The club’s official website, ColumbusCrewSC.com, is set to stream the English-language radio broadcast online as well as host the Spanish-language audio broadcast with Juan Valladares behind the microphone.

Columbus and San Jose last met on August 5, 2017 at Avaya Stadium. Despite goalkeeper Zack Steffen’s five saves, San Jose escaped with a 2-1 result. Columbus’s single goal came from former San Jose Earthquake, Adam Jahn. Jahn was acquired by Crew SC in a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2016.

The Black & Gold are fresh off of a 2-2 draw against New England Revolution last week. Crew SC took the lead twice, once on a own goal by Revolution’s Andrew Farrell and again on a go-ahead by Gyasi Zardes, with New England responding shortly after each goal.

San Jose is coming off of a 3-2 road loss against Orlando City SC. San Jose midfielder Florian Jungwirth scored both of the Quakes’ goals off of corner kicks late in the game.

The Black & Gold hold an overall 19-15-7 record against the Quakes.

Home: 12-6-4 (40 GF, 35 GA)

Away: 3-13-3 (19 GF, 31 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 59, Columbus– 66

Projected Starting XI
(4-2–3-1, right to left)
GK: Zack Steffen — Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Josh Williams, Milton Valenzuela — Artur, Wil Trapp — Pedro Santos, Federico Higuain, Niko Hansen — Gyasi Zardes

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: M – Eduardo Sosa (right ankle), GK – Ben Lundgaard (left thumb surgery); QUESTIONABLE: M – Luis Argudo (left knee), M – Mike Grella (left knee), D – Gaston Sauro (left knee)

 

 

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES NOTES:

History of the Quakes – Crew SC Rivalry

San Jose and Columbus, two of the 10 original sides from the inaugural MLS season in 1996, have had a strong rivalry in MLS history, facing off on two separate occasions in the playoffs and competing in a number of memorable games … In 2001, the Quakes eliminated the Crew from the MLS Cup Playoffs with two convincing wins, 3-1 and 3-0, en route to winning the MLS Cup … Columbus turned the tables on San Jose in 2002 by knocking the Quakes out of the postseason with a pair of 2-1 victories that both came on 81st-minute goals … Ex-Quakes midfielder Ronnie Ekelund scored one of the best goals in league history against Columbus on Sept. 7, 2002, as Richard Mulrooney lifted a free kick up for Ekelund, who half-volleyed a shot from 25 yards out and into the upper corner … The Quakes went on to win 4-3 in overtime with ex-San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch in net for the Crew SC … That result marked the team’s first regular-season overtime win in club history … In 2010, both games ended in ties, the first a 2-2 result in San Jose and the second a 0-0 tie in Columbus … In 2011, the Earthquakes took the first game, 3-0 with goals from Chris Wondolowski, Brandon McDonald and Khari Stephenson, while the teams played to another scoreless deadlock in Columbus on July 16, 2011 … Their 2012 match-up had roots with the Earthquakes’ “Goonies never say die,” slogan as Alan Gordon scored a 90th-minute equalizer to lock the game at 1-1 on May 19 at Buck Shaw Stadium (one week later, Gordon would score a stoppage-time winner against the LA Galaxy, spurring teammate and former Crew forward Steven Lenhart to proclaim, “Goonies never say die!”) … The two sides finished their 2013 affair in a 1-1 deadlock as Justin Morrow provided the come-from-behind moment for San Jose in the 73rd minute … In 2014, Shea Salinas assisted Wondolowski to rally the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw, despite the Crew going into halftime with the lead … In their only matchup of 2015, San Jose shut out Columbus 2-0 at Avaya Stadium thanks to goals from Wondolowski and Salinas … In their lone encounter in 2016, the Quakes fell 2-0 at Mapfre Stadium behind an Ethan Finley first half goal and a late Justin Meram penalty kick … In their only match against each other in 2017, the Quakes hosted the Crew at Avaya Stadium and won 2-1. Both Marco Ureña and Chris Wondolowski tallied goals to secure the victory.

Projected Starting XI
(4-4-2, right to left)
GK: Andrew Tarbell —Nick Lima, Harold Cummings, Yefferson Quintana, Shea Salinas — Magnus Eriksson, Florian Jungwirth, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka — Chris Wondolowski, Danny Hoesen

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: M – Tommy Thompson (illness)

 

Officials

Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Gianni Facchini
4th Official: Joseph Dickerson
VAR: Younes Marrakchi

 

Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, April 28 – 7:30 p.m. ET – MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)

Regional Television: CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports. Post-match coverage is set to follow exclusively on Spectrum Sports in Ohio.

Regional Television Channel Guide: http://bit.ly/2018CrewSCBroadcast

Crew SC Radio: CD102.5 FM (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish). English radio broadcast also simulcast on ColumbusCrewSC.com

 

 

Website: ColumbusCrewSC.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #CrewSC | Facebook.com/columbuscrewsc | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | Google+: +columbuscrewsc | Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium – the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise, and the club has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in three of the four seasons since, including winning the Eastern Conference Championship in 2015.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES NOTES COURTESY EARTHQUAKES MEDIA RELATIONS

Daily Almanac for Saturday, April 28, 2018: The 118th Day of the Year

DAILY ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

(courtesy http clipartmag.com)

1750s

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s


OHSAA, Dayton Dunbar bring closure to controversial event from 2017-18 basketball season

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tim Stried; COURTESY OHSAA INFORMATION SERVICES

 

News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association

Executive Director Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.

 

www.OHSAA.org |  twitter.com/OHSAASports facebook.com/OHSAA

 

For Immediate Release – April 26, 2018

 

New evidence leads DPS and OHSAA to same conclusion in aftermath of court case

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dayton Public Schools superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli and Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Dan Ross have announced closure to the case involving Dunbar High School boys’ basketball during the 2017-18 season.

 

In March, Dayton Public Schools filed a lawsuit to block the OHSAA’s decision to remove Dunbar from the boys’ basketball tournament for using an ineligible player, which stemmed from Dunbar not suspending junior varsity players who left the bench during a fight in January. The issue was whether one player, who later participated in a varsity tournament game, left the bench during the fight. The court sided with Dayton Public Schools, stating: “In reviewing the record upon which OHSAA based its decision, the Court finds that OHSAA’s decision is not supported by reliable, probative and substantial evidence.” The court further found “thus, as Coach Taylor testified, John Doe was already in the locker room hallway before the fight broke out.” However, after the Court’s ruling, new evidence came to light, showing that the student-athlete left the bench and went into the fight.

 

DAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATEMENT

“I would like to thank Dr. Ross and the OHSAA for working with us to find the truth in this situation,” Lolli said. “It is concerning that individuals with information about the incident did not feel comfortable coming forward before the court hearing. We owe an apology to Bishop Fenwick High School, Thurgood Marshall High School and the OHSAA. We have taken corrective measures to address the situation. We appreciate the OHSAA’s cooperation and compassion during this situation. We know that removal of Dayton Public Schools’ membership in the OHSAA was an option.”

 

OHSAA STATEMENT

“I was a superintendent for a long time, so I understand what Dr. Lolli has been going through with this,” Ross said. “Our staff was convinced by the evidence we had in making our original decision that the youngster came off the bench when the fight broke out. Once new evidence was obtained and shared with Dr. Lolli, she immediately knew that it was a very serious matter and wanted to work with the OHSAA to make the needed corrections. It has been a pleasure working with her and we trust that nothing like this will happen again at Dayton Public Schools.”

 

DAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACTION

Dayton Public Schools began reviewing athletic department structure and procedures immediately after this incident occurred. The District is in the process of making decisions about the athletic department and will be implementing changes over the next several weeks. Dr. Ross has been kept apprised of these discussions. DPS is committed to making certain that its coaches and administrators know and follow OHSAA rules, properly investigate incidents, and impose appropriate consequences for rule violations.

 

OHSAA SANCTIONS

In addition, the OHSAA has handed down the following sanctions. Dunbar will not be permitted to participate in the 2019 boys’ basketball tournament and Dayton Public Schools will reimburse the OHSAA’s court costs, fees and expenses related to the March hearing. In addition, the OHSAA has extended the current probation period that all Dayton Public Schools are currently serving from a football incident in 2016. That probation is now extended through June 2020 for all DPS schools and through 2022 for Dunbar.

 

“For the last month, this has been an effort from both sides working together – the OHSAA and Dayton Public Schools,” Ross said. “I commend Dr. Lolli for working hard to do the right thing here and get to the truth. She cares deeply for Dayton Public Schools and understands how important this is for DPS moving forward.”


Crew SC signs fan favorite, designated player Federico Higuain to contract extension for 2019

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Three-time Black & Gold Most Valuable Player and Crew SC Designated Player since 2012, Higuain is the only player in club history to register at least 50 goals and 50 assists in regular-season action for Crew SC

 

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC on Thursday announced that it has signed midfielder and Designated Player Federico Higuain to a one-year, Designated Player contract extension through the 2019 Major League Soccer season. The Argentine midfielder is in his seventh season with the Black & Gold in 2017 and is currently the longest-tenured player on the roster. Higuain, 33, has made 157 regular-season appearances (152 starts) for Crew SC and is the only player in club history to register at least 50 goals and 50 assists in regular-season action for the club, having tallied 50 goals and 52 assists. He is a three-time recipient of Crew SC’s Most Valuable Player award, having won the honor in 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Federico Higuain 2017 photo By Hayden Schiff from Cincinnati, USA - DSC_4205, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

Higuain is among Crew SC’s all-time leaders in multiple categories, including being the all-time leader in regular-season game-winning assists (17), regular-season penalty kick goals (17) and regular-season corner kicks (634); being in second place all-time for the club in regular-season assists (52); and being in third place all-time for Crew SC in regular-season goals (50). Additionally, Higuain is one of only seven players in Crew SC history to register three assists in a single match, having achieved the feat in a 3-2 home victory over the New York Red Bulls on September 23, 2017.

In addition to being one of the premier playmakers in MLS, Federico is a model professional who leads by example,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “Federico has consistently performed at a high level for many years now, which is a testament to both his quality and work ethic and so we are pleased to reach a contract extension for the 2019 campaign. We are excited to see how a player with a historic career continues to add to his legacy as a player and a teammate, on and off the field. Federico is an important part of this system and as a team we remain committed in our push for another return to the postseason.”

The Buenos Aires, Argentina native has made eight regular-season appearances (all starts) this year, registering two goals and three assists, including one game-winning goal and one game-winning assist. In 2018, Crew SC is undefeated in regular-season matches in which Higuain has scored a goal or provided an assist, with a record of 3-0-1. Per Opta, Higuain is currently tied with New York City FC’s Maximiliano Moralez for most goal-scoring chances created (25) during the 2018 MLS regular season.

Higuain was signed by Crew SC as a Designated Player on July 27, 2012. After arriving midway through the year, during his debut campaign in 2012, he made 13 regular-season appearances (11 starts), recording five goals and seven assists en route to winning the 2012 MLS Newcomer of the Year Award. The following year, Higuain registered a career-high 11 goals and nine assists in 29 regular-season appearances (all starts) which earned him the Black & Gold’s Most Valuable Player award for that year. In 2014, Higuain made 29 regular-season appearances (28 starts) with his 11 goals and seven assists earning him both Crew SC’s Golden Boot and Most Valuable Player award. It was in the 2015 campaign in which Higuain made 32 regular-season appearances (all starts) and recorded eight goals and nine assists in 2015 while playing a key role in Crew SC’s run to MLS Cup.

In 2016, Higuain started in 13 consecutive regular-season matches, scoring three goals and providing three assists, before undergoing a hernia surgery which drastically reduced the number of matches he was able to play in as he recovered from the procedure. Last year, he returned from injury to make 26 regular-season appearances (all starts) while scoring nine goals and notching a career-high 14 assists in a single season. Additionally, Higuain helped the Black & Gold reach the 2017 MLS Cup Eastern Conference Championship while winning Crew SC’s 2017 Acura Most Valuable Player honors.

Higuain is a product of River Plate’s Academy, where he made his professional soccer debut in 2003 at the age of 18. Prior to signing with Crew SC, Higuain played First Division soccer in Argentina with River Plate, Nueva Chicago, Independiente, Godoy Cruz and Colon de Santa Fe; in Turkey with Besiktas; and in Mexico with Club America.

Up next, Higuain and Crew SC host the San Jose Earthquakes at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, April 28 (7:30 p.m. ET / CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, CD102.5 FM, English and Spanish audio broadcast available on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC signs midfielder Federico Higuain to a one-year Designated Player contract extension through the 2019 Major League Soccer season on April 26, 2018.

 

Website: ColumbusCrewSC.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #CrewSC | Facebook.com/columbuscrewsc | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | Google+: +columbuscrewsc | Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium – the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise, and the club has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in three of the four seasons since, including winning the Eastern Conference Championship in 2015.

 Page 5 of 31  « First  ... « 3  4  5  6  7 » ...  Last »