Janice R. Roberts, of Brookville, was born on April 5, 1941 in Batesville, a daughter to Roman and Marie Doerflein Nobbe, Sr. After graduating from the Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg, she obtained an Associate’s degree from Miami University in accounting. She married Alvin Ray Roberts and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1976. Janice worked for many years as an accountant and bookkeeper. She belonged to the 4-H Homemakers and the Red Hat Society. Janice enjoyed painting, reading, flowers and gardening. On Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 78 she passed away at Reid Health in Richmond.Those surviving who will cherish Janice’s memory include her children, Randy (Rhonda) Roberts of Cincinnati, Rickey (Lisa) Roberts of Sunman, and Renee (Stacy) Beauford of Grand Rapids, MI; seven grandchildren, Kendra and Taylor Roberts, Dakota, Tanner and Tristan Roberts, and Kyrne and Nyle Beauford; one great-grandchild, Grayson Reed; five siblings, Roman Nobbe, Paul Nobbe, Claire Jansing, Daniel Nobbe and Susan Gassen, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Francis Stang.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5 until 8p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Fr. Carl Langenderfer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be directed to Oldenburg Academy at PO Box 200, Oldenburg, IN 47036 or online at oldenburgacademy.org. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Janice Roberts.
The decision to bring the Open Championship back to Northern Ireland was influenced by overwhelming evidence of the region’s huge appetite for golf, organisers the R&A has revealed. He also made clear he had no security concerns about bringing the tournament to Northern Ireland during its oft-volatile marching season. Referring to numerous recent reports predicting the move, Dawson joked that the announcement was “just about the world’s worst kept secret”. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the Open back here to one of the world’s truly great links courses and we have every confidence that Royal Portrush will prove to be an excellent venue in absolutely every way,” he said. “Golf enjoys passionate support in Northern Ireland and indeed throughout Ireland, and we expect there will be huge interest in the championship from the many thousands of golf fans here.” Joining Stormont’s political leaders at the clubhouse at Royal Portrush, which this week is hosting the Amateur Championship, Dawson added: “This a wonderful golf course which will challenge the world’s top golfers. “It’s been more than 60 years since the Open was played here and it’s been too long and we are very, very excited about it coming back.” The spectacular course on the scenic Causeway coast last staged the Open in 1951 – the only time it has been played outside England and Scotland. The major could now return to Portrush as early as 2019. Press Association Mr Dawson said the date would only be confirmed once the necessary approvals to undertake the course changes were obtained. “There are planned course enhancements and infrastructure development which will require ratification by the club’s members and by the planning authorities, and so we will not be able to announce a date for the first event until these permissions are in place. “2019 is the earliest it can be but it maybe that we have to wait a year or two longer than that.” Golf fans in Northern Ireland have long held an aspiration that one day the tournament would return but only in recent years had that ambition started to look realistic. Four major championship victories by local superstars Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke between 2010 and 2012 added a real impetus to the campaign to bring the championship back, with all three lobbying on behalf of the course. Dawson joked that the “badgering” by the famous trio was not the deciding factor. “I don’t think their badgering had any great influence, although we had the craic, as they say, about it several times,” he said. “I think their performances, however, on the golf course and the staging of the Irish Open here was something of an eye opener in terms of just the strength of the fan base for golf in Northern Ireland and Ireland altogether. “I think that certainly was part of it, as well as the wonderful golf course here and the great support and welcome we have been receiving from the Northern Ireland Executive and the club. So it’s a lot of things coming together.” While the R&A initially expressed concerns on whether Portrush had the infrastructure required to stage a major championship, those doubts were largely set aside by the successful staging of the Irish Open. Massive crowds that braved the rain and descended on Portrush from across Northern Ireland and beyond two years ago made it the first ever sell-out of a regular European Tour event. During past decades of violence in Northern Ireland, hosting the Open would have been unthinkable. While the peace process has transformed the region, sporadic public disorder still has a tendency to flare in mid-July, the week before the Open slot, as a result of loyal order parading disputes around the traditional ‘Twelfth of July’ commemorations. In recent years trouble has been confined to small parts of Belfast – more than 50 miles from Portrush. Mr Dawson said the R&A would not have decided to return to Portrush if it had any security concerns. “The history here has caused some reputational damage here over time, I think everyone knows that, but we are very happy that that’s in the past,” he said. “Like every other Open venue we work closely with the police, we take strong advice on security matters and behave accordingly, and it is obviously a prime motivation for us to make sure that the championship is conducted safely for everyone concerned and we will be continuing to work with police here as we do everywhere else to that end. “Other than that I have nothing to say about it – if we thought there was a security problem here we wouldn’t be making this announcement.” The R&A envisage Royal Portrush hosting the tournament on a regular basis in the future. The Northern Ireland Executive has ploughed millions of pounds into efforts to bring high-profile sporting events to the region, most recently £4million to host the start of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in May. But helping to secure the return of the Open will undoubtedly be regarded as the power-sharing administration’s biggest coup yet in terms of attracting sporting showpieces. Both the Executive and R&A confirmed they would be investing millions to get Portrush up to scratch for the Open. But they insisted the return on the investment would far eclipse that initial outlay, with each hosting of the tournament estimated to generate £70million for the local economy. Stormont’s First Minister Peter Robinson said landing the Open was tangible proof of the progress Northern Ireland had made since the dark days of the Troubles. “We are a society that is being transformed,” he said. “This provides people with the knowledge this is what peace and stability looks like. From an Executive point of view this just wouldn’t have happened, these men wouldn’t have dreamed of coming here 20 years ago. “This shows the new Northern Ireland, a confident Northern Ireland in a new era and this provides people with the hope of what normality looks like.” Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness hailed the announcement as “out of this world”. “I think the changes that have happened, the political and security transformation of recent years has certainly sent a very powerful message to the world and to the R&A about our ability to handle these sorts of amazing occasions,” he said. Confirming that Royal Portrush has been added to the Open rota, with 2019 a potential date for its long-awaited return to major golf, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson cited the record-breaking attendance at the 2012 Irish Open at the venue as both an “eye opener” and “tipping point” when it came to deliberations about taking the tournament across the Irish sea for only the second time in its history Dawson said the vision became a reality when architects confirmed that a partial course redesign, required to accommodate the Open’s infrastructure demands, was workable.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments The Syracuse men’s soccer team relies on Nick Roydhouse for half of its offensive production. So when Roydhouse couldn’t even get a single shot off Wednesday, it meant the Orange’s season-long offensive struggles continued. Roydhouse is SU’s undisputed offensive leader with 40 shots, four of which have resulted in goals. But in Wednesday’s game against St. John’s, Roydhouse didn’t have even one. In the 0-0 tie with the Red Storm, the dominant midfielder was cut off, further complicating the troubles of the SU offense. ‘I think their defense definitely focused on him and then collapsing on him and not letting him shoot,’ forward Brett Jankouskas said. ‘So when they did and they got in front of him, he would pass it off and other people would shoot.’ But the others were only able to shoot seven times, and just two of those shots were on goal. SU (2-5-5, 0-1-3 Big East) will face Marquette (4-4-4, 1-1-2 Big East) Saturday, another Big East opponent. The Golden Eagles give up an average of 1.25 goals a game, but Syracuse’s average goals scored is less than half that. The Orange has scored more than one goal in a game only on one occasion, in its 3-2 win against Colgate. Roydhouse has not scored since Sept. 28 against Canisius; and with no shots on Wednesday, the burden fell on the rest of the offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Head coach Ian McIntyre often plays a 4-5-1 formation, and recently Jankouskas has been that one up top. Of the players who could step up to the scoring role, he is the most obvious choice. He has become more of a presence on the field, scrappily taking on defenders. But the freshman has not developed the maturity that could eventually lead to more scoring chances. In Wednesday’s game, he said he made a few technical mistakes, passing when he should have held the ball and shooting when he could have passed. Nonetheless, he was the closest to scoring with a shot that went inches over the crossbar. ‘Brett played really well,’ Roydhouse said. ‘He had a couple good chances. He came really close. The keeper made a couple of good saves, and he just put one over the top.’ As the rookie continues to improve — he has nine shots in the last three games — the team is still struggling to find the back of the net. The win against then-No. 24 Colgate is starting to look more and more like an aberration. Formation has an effect on how the team is shooting, Roydhouse said. Toward the end of the St. John’s game, McIntyre switched to a 4-4-2 and moved Roydhouse up top. This move put more pressure on the Red Storm, instead of letting the SU defense fend off repeated attacks. Having more players up front also helped the Orange keep possession, which Jankouskas said is a key in getting more shots. But because of the formations of other teams and how a specific opponent defends, the Orange is unable to always keep those two forwards. McIntyre will not decide until closer to the Marquette game what formation will be played on Saturday. ‘The days when we have more shots are the games when we win the ball back on their half and we have less distance to travel,’ Jankouskas said. ‘When you win it in their half, you don’t really need to kick it up because you already have it up. So you just kind of keep it until you find a hole and then get a shot.’ When the shots do come, the major issue is getting them on goal. So Roydhouse and the rest of the offense have to now put their energy into taking shots that matter. As Roydhouse said, the shot statistic means much less than the shots-on-goal statistic does. Less than 40 percent of Syracuse’s shots this season have been on goal. Only two were on goal against St. John’s. Said McIntyre: ‘Twenty shots (sic) and no goals and seven shots and no goals — there’s not a lot of difference really.’ email@example.com Published on October 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm
After Syracuse won its first two conference games of the season, the Orange (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) suffered another setback in a 73-59 loss to Georgia Tech (10-6, 2-1) on Saturday inside the Carrier Dome. The SU offense was unable to beat the Yellow Jackets’ defense that entered the matchup ranked 16th in adjusted defensive efficiency, per KenPom, while the defense was unable to stop Georgia Tech from dominating in the paint.Here are the superlatives from the loss:The Big Moment: James Banks III’s poster dunk on Elijah HughesWith just under two minutes left in the first half and Syracuse up three, a loose ball led to a scrum with players battling for possession. The ball found Curtis Haywood II who quickly passed the ball inside to an open James Banks III. He rose and slammed it over Elijah Hughes, who fouled him on the play, giving an and-1 for the junior forward. Banks III made the free throw to tie the score, shifting momentum to Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets would never trail the rest of the way.Stud: Jose AlvaradoAdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne year ago, Alvarado finished 1-for-8 in a win over Syracuse. But with several key pieces leaving the Yellow Jackets, Alvarado was tasked with leading the Georgia Tech offense in his sophomore year. Alvarado had just six points in the first half, but two quick corner 3s early in the second half helped the 6-foot guard reach double digits. There was nothing SU could do to stop Alvarado, who finished the game with 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including a perfect 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.Dud: Syracuse offenseThere was nothing Syracuse’s offense could do against Georgia Tech’s stout defense. One of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the country kept chucking and kept missing. Oshae Brissett finished the first half scoreless, and no player could pull the Orange out of the second-half hole they dug themselves into. Nearly 28 minutes into the game, SU had just 33 points. Syracuse finished the game shooting 31.6 percent from the field and 21.2 percent from 3. Despite shooting 45.8 percent from inside the arc, SU kept relying on the 3-point attempts. Its big 3 of Tyus Battle, Brissett and Hughes, meanwhile, combined for just 38 points on 11-of-34 shooting. In short, Syracuse was a game to forget for the Orange offense.Highlight: Buddy Boeheim’s back-to-back 3sWith Syracuse down 16 and desperately looking for any sort of scoring, the Orange found it from an unlikely source: Buddy Boeheim. The freshman point guard has struggled all season, but he made two 3s down the stretch. The first came from the right corner and, after an Alvarado turnover, Buddy nailed one from the right wing to cut the lead to 10. That 3 tied his career high — 3 in a game — and provided a quick boost of offense on a night Syracuse couldn’t buy a basket. The Carrier Dome had never been louder on Saturday night than following Boeheim’s back-to-back 3s, a glimmer of hope for a sputtering SU team.Lowlight: Interior DefenseThere were always worries about whether or not Marek Dolezaj could keep up with bigger, stronger centers in ACC play. He held his own in the first two conference games of the season, but on Saturday, Georgia Tech’s big men dominated. Dolezaj often guarded Abdoulaye Gueye, who at 6-foot-9 and 217 pounds, outweighed the SU center by 37 pounds. Gueye forced his way into the paint using a variety of hook shots and other post moves to create enough separation for easy shots. The other big man, 6-foot-9, 243-pound forward James Banks III, was also a force. The duo combined for 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting, as Georgia Tech outscored the Orange inside the paint 36-16. Gueye left the game with an injury with 15:54 left in the game, but that didn’t slow down the Yellow Jackets. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco