Lady Bulldogs Results At EIAC Golf Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 4th in the EIAC Golf Tournament last night at Dearborn CC.Meredith McCreary and Kelly Gole were all conference.1st Greensburg, 2nd Franklin County, East Central, Batesville, Connersville, Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn, Rushville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Faust uses familiar values to develop into mature Maryland guard

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:41 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman It’s not every day that an eighth-grader tells his mom that she’s a diva.But in 2005, a 41-year-old Lisa Faust heard exactly that from her son Nick.After she gave birth to her daughter Heaven, she was hard-pressed to come to grips with the fact that when Heaven graduated high school, she’d be a 60-year-old mom.“When I found out I was pregnant, I took it very hard,” Lisa Faust said. “My thing was my age.”“I was 41 and having a baby.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Lisa said it was Nick who encouraged her that everything would be just fine. She was confident that God used her middle son to uplift her spirits and get her out of an emotionally straining situation — and he did. Now a junior guard for Maryland, Faust continues to support his mother and though his basketball career has taken many turns, he’s devoted his life to excelling on and off the court. He’s matured as a player and it’s benefited him as well as his family. “Mom, you’re still going to be a diva even though you’re having a baby at this age,” Faust told her. “And you’ll still be a diva at the age of 60.”For a family that supported him through his youth basketball career, Faust wanted to repay them. And Faust felt that he specifically owed it to his mother who needed an uplifting. “My mom was really important in my basketball career,” Faust said. “She always kept me going and kept me motivated, and she just always wanted me to achieve more.”Fast forward nine years and he’s a player built on the morals — perseverance and dedication — that were instilled in him from an early age. Faust currently plays a vital role on a Maryland team clinging to hopes of an NCAA Tournament berth, contributing 27.3 minutes and 10.1 points per game.But today’s success wouldn’t have come without a testing journey.As a child, Faust would play pick-up with his cousins, former NBA player Josh Selby and current Portland Trailblazer Will Barton.The undersized and younger Faust certainly was at a disadvantage, but said the now-pros were instrumental in helping him set goals for himself.“Both reached the NBA and make a lot of money,” Faust said. “They really affected the way I visualized basketball, just from the fact that they reached the highest level.”By the time Faust began his high school basketball career at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., he measured 5 feet, 10 inches, and a meager 135 pounds.No major Division I offers came his way in his first two years, so he transferred to Baltimore City College High School to play under Mike Daniel.“Nick has what you call the drive,” Daniel said. “He wants to be the best.“He’s one of the best kids I’ve ever coached.”Faust grew to 6-foot-6 by his junior year, and was now receiving offers from the likes of Oregon State, Florida State, Marquette and Maryland.In October of 2010, Faust committed to Maryland, but the tables were turned six months later when longtime Terrapins head coach Gary Williams retired and was replaced by Mark Turgeon.Faust would never get to play under the legendary coach that recruited him, but he stayed true to his commitment.Almost four years after that decision, he’s a changed man in the eyes of his former high school coach.“I think his maturity level has improved,” Daniel said. “He told me in high school that one day he’d be a good basketball player, a very good student-athlete and an even better person.”Faust echoed that he’s matured, and him supporting his mom at a pivotal time of her life still serves as the starting point of his journey. Faust wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of his family, and he’s made a conscious effort to return that favor.“It definitely impacted my little sister,” Faust said. “I’m not sure she’s going to play basketball, but she’s got into basketball and really likes it.” Commentslast_img read more

Skiers of ‘Striža’ were successful at the competition of RS

first_imgLast weekend, Open Giant Slalom and Slalom Tournament of RS were held on the Jahorina Mountain In organisation of Ski Federation of BiH and Ski Federation of RS, reports FENA.From 230 participants from BiH, Serbia and Montenegro, skiers of the Ski club ‘Striž’ from Tomislavgrad made a significant result. In categories of older skiers, Iva Gačić won the first place in giant slalom and Marina Mandušić won second, while Petra Šola won the first place in the youngest category.Iva Gačić also won the first place in slalom.last_img read more