Mr. Daniel “Danny” Starker, age 72, of Rising Sun, Indiana, entered this life on June 24, 1947, in Milan, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Gerald R. Starker and Leona (Mefford) Starker Bruestle. Danny was raised in Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana where he attended school. Danny was inducted into the United State Army and was honorably discharged. Danny was a jack of all trades and enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. Often times he never knew what he would be doing from week to week and was always working on something. Danny always did what he wanted to do, even if you didn’t always agree with him! He also enjoyed race cars, dirt track racing and attending the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Danny was a member of the Dillsboro American Legion Post #292. He was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396 and Aurora American Legion Post #241. He was also a former member of the Aurora Moose Lodge Chapter #1908. Danny was a member of the Ludlow Hill Baptist Church and attended the Bible Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Danny will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Danny passed away with his loving family by his side at 6:09 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019, at his daughters residence in Patriot, Indiana.Danny will be missed by his daughters, Danielle Hutchinson and her husband, Will of Patriot, IN and Lynana Scudder of Patriot, IN; his grandchildren, Shane Scudder, Jordyn Scudder, Justice Bledsoe, Lucas Hutchinson, Olivia Hutchinson and Ava Hutchinson; his great-grandchildren, Maddix and Brayson; his sisters, Lavonne Wilson and her husband, Art of Independence, KY and Sharon Adams and her husband, Steve of Aurora, IN and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Starker, died September 28, 1993; his mother, Leona (Mefford) Starker Bruestle, died November 20, 1998; his sister, Joan Franks; his brothers, David and Donald Starker; his niece, Christy Starker and his nephew, Joel Wilson.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Joseph Hart, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Daniel “Danny” Starker Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s thetote.com Galway Plate. “He has a very impressive run-to-win strike-rate and he ticks all the boxes. “Indevan is not the most consistent of horses, but he wasn’t that far behind Alechi Inois in the race at Cork. “He has a little less weight than Alechi Inois, so he’d have his chance if he runs up to his best. “Unfortunately Perfect Gentleman (owned by Jackie Mullins) has too low a weight for me to ride him, but I think he has a big handicap in him. “He’ll love the ground and the trip with the hill at the end will really suit him. “He’s coming back from two runs at Auteuil, so it will be interesting to see if that has an effect on his jumping. It doesn’t seem to have judged on his schooling at home, but you’d just be hoping he isn’t too slow over his fences. “The Paparrazi Kid has had his problems, but he’s a fair horse on his day and I remember him beating Felix Yonger one day down in Limerick. “I think he’s another one who is probably better than his mark, but you would have preferred to have got a prep run into him.” Leading owner JP McManus is unsurprisingly well represented, with five horses set to carry the famous green and gold silks. Newly-appointed retained rider Barry Geraghty has sided with the Charles Byrnes-trained Shanpallas, Robbie Power rides Jonjo O’Neill’s British challenger It’s A Gimme and Mark Walsh takes the mount on Philip Dempsey’s star mare Jacksonslady. She struck gold at last year’s Galway Festival and her trainer is hopeful of another bold show. “She’s in good form and this has been the plan since Punchestown. She had a little break back at Martinstown after that and we’ve been happy with her since,” said Dempsey. “The ground should suit her and she has good form at the track. “It’s a very competitive race, as you would expect, but we’re hoping for the best.” Gigginstown House Stud have a four-strong team made up of Rule The World, Make A Track, Savello and Rathlin. Other contenders in a maximum field of 22 runners include Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled and Colin McBratney’s Marito. The three reserves are Art Of Logistics, Conquisto and Gold Bullet. Press Association The 10-year-old won both the Melling Chase at Aintree and the Punchestown Gold Cup in a fantastic end to the season before last, but failed to reach those heights during the last campaign. He will have to concede weight to each of his rivals at Ballybrit and Mullins is hoping he can rediscover his zest. He said: ” It’s a fantastic ride to pick up a ride in a race as prestigious as the Galway Plate and I’m very grateful to Andrea and Graham Wylie (owners) for giving me the opportunity. “Boston Bob is a proper Grade One horse on his day. He has top weight, which makes life difficult, but it is quite a compressed handicap, with just over a stone between top and bottom. “He didn’t really spark last season, but his work at home has been encouraging, so we’ll see what happens. “Races like this tend to go to younger and more progressive horses, but if he can regain that spark, hopefully he’ll give me a nice spin and you never know, maybe the dream could come true.” Boston Bob is one of five runners in the field for Patrick’s father, Willie. The champion trainer’s team is headed by ante-post favourite Alechi Inois, the mount of Ruby Walsh. Assessing the quintet, Patrick said: ” Ruby has gone for Alechi Inois. “He’s won at the course before, so that is a big plus, and his warm-up race at Cork went very well.
Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls basketball But here the Mustangs flourished, reclaiming the lead for good thanks to a well-balanced attack. Katie MacLachlan finished with 14 points, with Sarah Fallon earning 12 points. Sam Wynne had nine points and Hannah Durand had eight points.Ally Shoemaker, who passed 1,000 career points in a Jan. 10 loss to Bishop Grimes, paced the Bears with 12 points, eight steals, five assists and five rebounds.Cassidy Kelly got 11 points, while Sarah Lanphear had nine points and six rebounds. Emily Moon had eight rebounds.Looking to recover in Thursday night’s game against Westhill, Chittenango led 13-9 through one period and, despite a Warriors surge before halftime, remained close most of the way.But Westhill outscored the Bears 20-7 in the fourth quarter and Chittenango lost, 60-44, Shoemaker held to seven points, though she also had eight rebounds, six assists and six steals.Moon picked up 15 points and five rebounds, Lanphear getting seven points and Mia McReynolds six points. For Westhill, Jenna Larrabee worked inside for 23 points and Catherine Dadey hit five 3-pointers on her way to 17 points.Having fallen to 7-5 overall, Chittenango would visit Solvay and Auburn this week before hosting Phoenix on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story At the forefront again, Lindsey Lawson earned 24 points, half the Lakers’ total. And she had ample support, too, as Julia Bauder got 11 points, Carleigh Szalach had nine points and Molly Brown the other four pointsAs Cazenovia moved on to take part in last weekend’s Juggler Classic at Utica-Notre Dame before this Thursday’s visit from Skaneateles, Chittenango offered quite a challenge to 10-1 Marcellus last Tuesday night, tied going into the fourth quarter before falling 48-42 to the Mustangs.Down 17-9 after one period, the Bears gradually made up the deficit until it had caught up at 32-32 with one quarter left. Working past the midway point of its regular season, the Cazenovia girls basketball team knew that it was important to continue to post high-quality results.The Lakers returned from a week’s rest by traveling to Phoenix last Tuesday and, improving to 8-2 overall, earned a 49-36 victory over the Firebirds.This wasn’t an easy one as Phoenix emerged from a low-scoring first half with a 19-17 advantage, but then Cazenovia took over, outscoring the Firebirds 20-7 in a pivotal third quarter.
Minor League Baseball announced recently that both Triple-A leagues would use baseballs manufactured to major-league specifications in 2019. The minor league balls were previously manufactured at Rawlings’ plant in China. Rawlings makes its major league balls in Costa Rica, where the league announced in May that it would be scrutinizing the manufacturing process more closely.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Other than the stamp on their covers, the PCL and MLB baseballs should be the same next year. I was curious to know how much of a difference that would make.Fortunately, I had the raw materials to conduct an experiment. With a willing group of test subjects in the Angels’ clubhouse, I set out to answer a simple question: Could a baseball player close his eyes, hold a PCL ball in one hand, an MLB ball in the other, and tell which one is which?For the most part, the answer was yes. How the experiment unfolded was more interesting than the actual results.Pitcher Jose Alvarez needed about three seconds to determine the correct answer. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “It feels smaller,” he said of the major league ball. “You can feel more of the seams.”Catcher Francisco Arcia produced the correct answer in two seconds. He was tipped off by the same clue as Alvarez: the seams. To the naked eye, anyone could see the red laces lay flatter but wider against the PCL ball’s seams. Major league laces looked thinner but protruded more from the surface of the ball. Baseball players didn’t even need the naked eye to know the difference.Outfielder Kole Calhoun, who has played 10 minor league rehab games in the last five years, aced the test too. The players were 3 for 3.Then came outfielder Jabari Blash. He needed more time than his teammates. Blash switched the balls between his hands before producing an answer – and got it wrong.“What!” he exclaimed, opening his eyes to the embarrassing truth.Blash has played 83 games in the PCL this season and 22 in the majors. He clearly didn’t want to be the only Angel to fail the test, and suddenly I had a research assistant.“Kaleb, I got something for you,” Blash said to teammate Kaleb Cowart. “Close your eyes and put your hands out.”Cowart obliged. Blash handed him the baseballs. Fifteen seconds later, Cowart had the correct answer.“Awwww,” Blash said.“It’s softer,” Cowart said of the PCL ball. “It’s guaranteed softer – to me. The seams are a little bit softer, too. That one (the MLB ball) just feels rock hard. I’ve played a long time in the PCL so I know.”Rookie third baseman Taylor Ward got it right too. Simmons, who hasn’t touched a minor league ball since a 2016 rehab assignment, got it wrong on his first try. He re-took the test for his own satisfaction, but at least now Blash had a partner in embarrassment.Rookie outfielder Michael Hermosillo passed the test without hesitation.“The first time I picked up (an MLB ball) I couldn’t grip it,” he said. “The big league ball’s way slicker.”Eric Young Jr. passed the test. Justin Upton – who’s played 15 PCL games in his life, none in the last 10 years – did not. Rookie Sherman Johnson got it right the first time, wrong the second time (a thorough research assistant, Blash made him try it again) and correct the third.“The ball moves up here more,” Johnson said. “Even as an infielder, I couldn’t control it.”Pitcher Tyler Skaggs needed three seconds to pass the test. Noe Ramirez needed 10. Finally, I found two pitchers who failed: Andrew Heaney and Taylor Cole. Of the 14 participants in the experiment, nine produced the correct answer.Before I could tally the results, a funny thing happened. A roundtable discussion broke out among a group of pitchers in one corner of the clubhouse: Heaney, Cole, Ramirez and Deck McGuire. Each had already formed anecdotal observations about the differences between the two balls, and what it meant for their craft on a practical level. Now they had direct evidence of the differences staring them in the face.In the majors, Cole said, “I just feel like my stuff’s better, to be honest. My stuff’s sharper.”Cole, a 29-year-old rookie, has a 2.94 ERA in 17 games as an Angel. He had a 5.37 ERA in the PCL. He never mentioned getting better movement with a major league ball, or a better grip, and I never thought to ask.“It’s not like you can pick it up and throw it,” Cole said. “It took me a while to get used to it.”McGuire, a journeyman who debuted last year at age 28, said he’d heard about the baseballs being different before experiencing it for himself. The first time he was invited to major league spring training, McGuire wanted a fresh box of balls so he could get acclimated before camp opened. Having never bought major league baseballs on his own, McGuire didn’t realize how expensive they were – “it was like $150!” he said – and ultimately decided to pass.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone ANAHEIM — Andrelton Simmons leaned into the black reclining chair at his locker in the Angels’ clubhouse, his eyes closed. Beneath his seat, Simmons bounced a baseball off the floor, from his left hand to his right hand, back and forth, over and over. The shortstop was steeped in trance-like concentration as he studied the sensation of the ball’s leather surface against his fingertips. This was a test.“I feel like it’s a BP ball,” Simmons said. “The seams are higher. Where did you get this?”Batting practice, I confessed.It was October 2017. Dodger Stadium. While the players took BP, a ball rolled to my feet in foul territory as if drawn by magnetic force. I picked it up and scanned my surroundings. No one seemed to be looking for a baseball, so I pocketed my pillage. A month later I received an official Pacific Coast League baseball (by request) in the mail. The two balls gathered dust for the better part of a year, their fate undetermined. Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Angels manager Joe Maddon questions defensive metrics that rate Mike Trout poorly The impromptu committee concluded that switching to major league balls would ultimately favor the Triple-A hitters.“Those games will never end,” one pitcher quipped.That would be a big difference indeed.Minor League Baseball already introduced rules designed to speed up games this year, notably a runner on second base to begin every extra inning. Maybe those rules will be more useful than anticipated. Maybe the adjustment from Double-A to Triple-A will become a bigger leap for pitchers than their first promotion to the majors. And maybe MLB can oversee Rawlings’ plant in China with the same scrutiny it recently introduced in Costa Rica.After all, shouldn’t that little white sphere be the same piece of equipment no matter where baseball is played? Should players really be able to notice a difference? How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error