Did you attend the girls/boys double header last Saturday night between the East Central Trojans and the Batesville Bulldogs? This was one of the results of the Title IX issue that the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference was faced with when several years ago the then girls’ basketball coach at Franklin County went to court over equality in high school basketball playing dates. Now, both boys and girls must have equal opportunities to play “prime time” weekend games. This means a 7:45 starting time.Last Saturday the boys varsity played at 6 p.m., and the girls started at approximately 7:45 p.m. I have nothing against this equality, but it does create some gym space time when a high school has only one gymnasium, as the reserve teams then have to play elsewhere. Those of you who have only had daughters playing high school basketball already know about having to attend games during the week. The boys are now getting used to it as they share the weekend nights. That is why Batesville and Milan boys played last Thursday night, so the girls could have another Friday night for their game.
TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Maryland — 6:45 AMES, Iowa (AP) – Devon Dotson had 20 points and six assists, David McCormack added 16 points and seven rebounds, and No. 3 Kansas routed Iowa State 79-53 on Wednesday night.The Jayhawks (12-2, 2-0 Big 12) closed the first half with a 21-3 run to take a 20-point lead. Kansas shot 52% from the field while limiting the Cyclones (7-7, 0-2) to 34%.Ochai Agbaji added 16 points for the Jayhawks. They handed Iowa State its most-lopsided loss in the series since an 89-66 setback Feb. 12, 2011, in Lawrence.The Jayhawks made 10 of 19 3-pointers, with Agbaji hitting 4 of 5.Kansas held star Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton to five points – 12 below his average. Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 12 points. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women have two ranked foes at home this week beginning with tonight’s game against 16th ranked Maryland. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder calls it an opportunity for her team.Bluder expects the Terrapins to be ready to play.You can hear the Iowa-Maryland game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at about 6:45. MASON CITY — The NIACC basketball teams swept Little Priest Tribal College in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference basketball play last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com:== Sophomore Autam Mendez scored 26 points with 15 rebounds, eight assists and five steals to lead 6th-ranked NIACC to a 112-35 win over Little Priest. Mendez was 8 of 22 from the field, including five 3-point goals. She was also 5 of 5 from the free-throw line. It was Mendez’s third double-double of season and 11th of her career. Also for the Lady Trojans, Allie Negen scored 20 points, Sierra Morrow scored 18 points, Sydney Wetlaufer scored 14 points and Shinaana Secody scored 12 points.== Wendell Matthews scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lift the 4th-ranked NIACC men to a 111-72 victory over Little Priest. It was Matthew’s sixth double-double of the season and 14th of his career. Matthews was 10 of 13 from the field and 6 of 9 from the free-throw line. The Trojans also received double-doubles from sophomore point guard Quentin Hardrict and sophomore forward Chandler Dean. Hardrict scored 17 points and dished out a season-high 11 assists. It was Hardrict’s first double-double of the season and fifth of his career. Dean scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. It was Dean’s first career double-double.Both NIACC teams travel to DMACC on Saturday. You can hear the doubleheader starting at 1 o’clock on KGLO and kgloam.com MASON CITY —The NIACC wrestling team remains ranked second in the third NJCAA wrestling rankings of the season. The Trojans have held down the #2 spot in each of the rankings so far this year, with Western Wyoming being top-ranked. North Idaho is third, Iowa Western is fourth, followed by Clackamas College of Oregon. From the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, Ellsworth and Iowa Central are tied for ninth while Iowa Lakes is ranked 20th. NIACC has seven wrestlers ranked:133 — Brock Luthens, 2nd141 — Hunter Luke, 2nd149 — Tony Mendoza, 2nd157 — Kendall Sandifer, 6th165 — Christian Minto, 4th197 — Holt Truax, 9th285 — Zach Santee, 2ndNIACC wrestles at the Central College Invitational on Saturday in Pella.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Three Australian women have spoken out about their arduous and lengthy ordeal with the Greek Judicial System after their 2005 rape case is still nowhere near finished. For eight years, they have battled with adjournments, lengthy postponements, absences from lawyers and the accused and on top of that endured a constant back and forth between Australian and Greek judicial authorities. Two of the three Australian victims have broken their silence and are appalled by the lack of follow-through with the Greek justice system. For eight years, the victims have watched their attacker laugh and appear at peace with himself as a free man, while his defence lawyer asks for more and more time. The delays are mostly due to the successive procedural obstacles the defence council has put up. Defence lawyer and SYRIZA MP, Zoe Konstatopoulou has systematically used regular adjournments and appeals on procedural grounds for seven years to stall the case. On more than one occasion, Ms Konstatopoulou has failed to appear in court on her own accord, when she was needed in another case and because she was ill. She has even angered her own party, who pride themselves on fighting for the rights of victims of crime and minorities with her inability to close the case. Since 2006, the case has incurred two postponements due to the absence of victims and witnesses, three strikes and absenteeism from lawyers and judges and six postponements from the side counsel and the accused. One of the Australian victims cannot understand why the Greek system allows for a case to continue like this for no good reason. “Something like this would never happen in Australia,” she says. “I know that when someone is called as a witness they are treated with much more respect. “I can categorically say that this delay would not be tolerated, regardless of the social status of the accused.” For the three women, they have well and truly lost hope for a speedy verdict. For one of the victims, the whole process has left her disillusioned and tired. “It seems there is no part of the Greek judiciary system that respects victims of sexual violence or justice in general,” she says. “It’s very hard to explain how you feel after each court appearance, with the hope that this time the case will be closed. It’s scary to think that this man is free and likely to continue to offend.” During one of the court appearances in 2007, the accused even approached two of the victims outside the court. Allegations of undue delays became known mid last year to the General Secretariat for Equality. Secretary Mary Stratigaki among other expressed “sympathy to the victims of this extreme form of violence, who continue to undergo a painful and traumatic process.” The concerns were not followed up, as they began preparations for the elections. The case was expected to be continued last Friday.