3 May


first_imgCrouch Cuts Ribbon on Mayse MazeSEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 HEATHER GOOD EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The ribbon is cut for the 2016 cornfield maze at Mayse Farm on Evansville’s west side.Evansville native, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor and State Auditor Suzanne Crouch had the honor of cutting the ribbon Saturday morning.To celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, the field was cut in the shape of Indiana and outlines the Bicentennial Torch. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete the maze that features Hoosier trivia throughout.Sherrill Mayse says, “As you travel through, you’ll find podiums that have questions and the answers to the game sheet that we give. You have to travel through the maze to find the answers. It’s really a fun game-sheet. There are 14 questions and 7 podiums for you to look for in the maze.”Admission to walk through the maze is nine dollars and that covers other fun activities for the little ones.Fun on the Farm” will run every weekend through the end of October. Weather Brings Evansville Jazz and Wine Festival InsideSEPTEMBER 18TH, 2016 BRADEN HARP EVANSVILLEThis year the Evansville Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz and Wine festival was at the Old National Events Plaza.The event is usually on Main Street in Evansville but this year’s event had to be moved inside after a rainy start Saturday. Event-goers could enjoy food from various restaurants across Evansville and live music. Organizers say the event benefits youth interested in live orchestral music and festivals like the jazz and wine festival help the local economy.“I think they are really good for downtown and even those activities even sponsored by the Evansville philharmonic guild really support the economy because even supporting music you give them really good activities to participate in and it helps industry because industry likes to relocate to an area where arts exist” event chair Ann Almquist said.14 wineries are represented at the event. The jazz and wine festival ends at 11 p.m. Saturday night.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

18 Sep

France beat United States 33-9

first_imgFRANCE needed three late tries to survive a scare and see off the United States for their second World Cup win.Yoann Huget and Alivereti Raka scored early tries but France conceded regular penalties and made handling errors to keep Gary Gold’s side in touch.The USA, ranked 13th in the world, got within three points in the 64th minute but Gael Fickou and Baptiste Serin crossed in the space of three minutes.With the bonus point secured, Jefferson Poirot added a fifth try late on.France forward Bernard Le Roux said afterwards his side thought the match was going to be “a bit easier” and they got a “big surprise” in the first half.“They got stuck in and gave us a tough time at the breakdowns and we didn’t get clean ball,” he said.“So it was really tough, especially in the first half, and the bench did well when they came on.“They made a big difference and we got some go-forward and our set plays opened up play on the outside.”The win moves France up to second in Pool C, one point behind England.Eddie Jones’ side ran in seven tries when they beat the U.S. last Thursday and, despite the late points, France’s performance only strengthens England’s position as group favourites.England play Argentina on Saturday and France meet Tonga on Sunday before the sides meet on October 12 in their final games of the pool stage.The precious bonus point, but for large parts of the game, was hugely disappointing.In total they conceded 10 penalties to the USA’s four and conceded 18 turnovers to their opponents’ 13.They were just six points ahead at halftime and when AJ MacGinty kicked a penalty for the USA with 16 minutes to go his side had the momentum and there appeared a real chance of an upset.However, France took advantage when their opponents tired, to follow their narrow victory over Argentina with another win.There had been flashes of brilliance in the first half in particular, with both tries being created by the boot of fly-half Camille Lopez – the first a chip over the top and the second an excellent cross-field kick.During a frustrating period in the opening 20 minutes of the second half, errors halted France’s progress and their sloppiness was summed up when an excellent break by Sofiane Guitoune was spoiled when he passed forward to Raka when the winger had a clear run to the line.The USA made plenty of errors of their own and could have caused France even greater problems had they made better use of good positions in the second half.USA coach Gary Gold said: “I felt we went toe-to-toe. We did make some mistakes but we never gave up the fight.“It’s a bit sad we didn’t get a try on the scoreboard, but it was just a very, very good performance.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more