Lawrenceburg, In. — A Moores Hill man has been sentenced to 20-years in prison in connection with a January 2017 drunk driving crash that killed Steven Ahaus. Dearborn-Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens says Rocky Lee McMurray, 49, entered guilty pleas for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and being a habitual traffic offender.The Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally McLaughlin gave McMurray the maximum sentence because of his criminal past and the hardship his conduct created for the Ahaus family.McMurray will serve 12-years for driving while intoxicated causing death with no time suspended and eight years for being a habitual traffic offender, again with no time suspended.Prosecutor Deddens said, “Mr. McMurray represents the worst type of OVWI offender. Anytime you have an individual who has shown enough disregard for the extreme risk they put the community at by driving drunk six times is concerning, but when you know that an individual has already killed one person, and continues to get behind the wheel after he’s been drinking, that’s the level of indifference that is hard to imagine.”
THE round of 16 segment of the ongoing COURTS Pee Wee Schools Football tournament commences today, at the Ministry of Education tournament.The event, which is also sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health, will see the segment commence at 13:00hrs, weather permitting.The full day’s fixtures are below:13:00hrs Redeemer vs St Agne’s 3713:00hrs Genesis vs Mae’s 3813:50hrs Timehri vs St Stephen’s 3913:50hrs Craig vs Soesdyke 4014:40hrs St Pius vs Uitvlugt 4114:40hrs Enterprise vs West Riumveldt 4215:30hrs Marian Academy vs Tucville 4315:30hrs North Georgetown vs St Ambrose 44
Forward Bennie Boatwright will declare for the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, USC confirmed on Wednesday. The decision to forgo the hiring of an agent will allow Boatwright to test the waters of his current prospects in the NBA without forgoing his future eligibility as a college athlete.Boatwright spent almost half of last season on the bench after spraining his MCL in an early December game against San Diego. After taking two months to heal from the knee injury, he roared back into the starting lineup for the Trojans, dropping 23 points in his return against Washington.Although the injury kept him off the court for the first half of Pac-12 play, it did not keep Boatwright from contributing to his team. He finished the season averaging 27.6 points and 4.5 rebounds.Most importantly, Boatwright provided a vital spark throughout the team’s NCAA tournament run. He dropped a career-high 24 points against Providence, leading his team to rally back from a 17-point deficit to knock out a victory in the redemption match up.The following game, Boatwright contributed 14 points to help in a stunning upset over SMU to advance to the Round of 32. And although the Trojans fell to Baylor to end their time in the Big Dance, Boatwright notched 16 points to keep his team neck-and-neck until the end.Though his team learned to live without him this season, Boatwright was a vital piece of the Trojans’ offense and defense when he returned to the court. His announcement comes on the heels of a similar declaration by redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron, who will also enter this year’s draft but not hire of an agent.The futures of Boatwright and fellow sophomore forward Chimezie Metu were the most unclear for Trojan fans following the NCAA tournament. Metu has yet to announce his intentions for next season, but is also a possibility to declare for the NBA draft despite retaining two more years of college eligibility to play for the Trojans.Although Boatwright and Aaron have declared for the draft, both could still return to the Trojans’ squad for next season. Due to their decision to not hire an agent, both players retain NCAA eligibility. They will have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft if they choose to continue in college next season.Until then, they will test the waters for any prospective outlets in the NBA in order to make an informed decision about which path to take.Without Boatwright, head coach Andy Enfield would face challenges in filling the forward position to make up for his playmaking abilities and physical strength down low. However, if none of the three sophomores in question — Boatwright, Aaron and Metu — leave for the draft, expectations will be high for the Trojans next season.The days leading up until May 24 will be a telling time for the Trojans, and no matter which way Boatwright goes, the decisions of young players will determine how the team will rebuild into next season.
England international Josh White (Chipstead, Surrey) retained the Berkshire Trophy by the narrowest of margins from current boy cap Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) and his Surrey colleague Tom Berry (Wentworth, Surrey). White’s aggregate score this time was three shots more than when he won in 2011, while on that occasion he also triumphed by a single shot. The 20 year old double Surrey champion (image © Tom Ward), who made his full England debut against France last month at Rochester & Cobham Park, was well off the pace after an opening 74 over the Red Course. But a 67 on the Blue brought him back into contention, a shot behind halfway leaders Berry and Sam Whitehead (Woburn, BB&O). A third round 70 on the Red gave White a share of the lead on 211 with Berry, who went round in 71, the pair being three strokes clear of Fitzpatrick, also with 70, and Haydn Reay (Army, Hampshire, IoW &CI) with 72. In the final round, again over the Red, Fitzpatrick made a charge for the title with 67 including six birdies, for 281, six under par, but a bogey at the par-three last, his only dropped shot, saw him come up one short of White, who signed for 69 and 280. White endured a somewhat chequered closing round with an eagle and three birdies. But he double-bogeyed the fifth and also surrendered another shot at the last. Leading final scores: 280 J White (Chipstead) 74 67 70 69 281 M Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) 76 68 70 67, T Berry (Wentworth) 71 69 71 70 285 B Brehany (South Beds) 76 69 70 70 288 E Richardson (Hemsted Forest) 72 72 75 69 290 C Adams (Farrington) 73 69 78 70 28 Jun 2012 White keeps grip on Berkshire Trophy