St. Lucie County Schools delay start of school year

first_imgStudent in the St. Lucie County school district will now be starting their academic year two weeks later than the original proposed start date.The start of the academic year was set to begin on August 10th, however, officials in St. Lucie County have decided to push that date back to August 24th.“The additional two weeks gives time for the conditions in the county to improve and additional time for staff to finalize preparations for the school year,” St. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said.Several other factors also contributed to the decision to delay the start of school including the delivery of protective equipment, the distribution of laptops for those who opted to continue distance learning, and the establishment of general safety protocols.“Our number one priority is to return to school safely, ” Gent said.Parents where given three options in which their children would receive their education this year.Students could either return to campus learning, continue distance learning, or attend the Mosaic Digital Academy, which requires a commitment of one year.The district is currently working on the revised calendar to accommodate the delayed start and will notify parents once that is available.last_img read more

Berbice basketball tourney

first_imgRHT Jammers sink Hopetown Stealers (57-45)By Colin Bynoe (Jr)ROSE Hall Town Jammers defeated Hopetown Stealers 57-45, in the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association 2017 Tournament, which continued last Sunday with a second-round match-up at the Lichfield Basketball Court.The venue was changed from Hopetown to Lichfield because of the inclement weather.When the game began, RHT Jammers maintained steady positions, Roy Murray opened up the game for the Jammers with an easy layup. The visitors had many scoring opportunities in the first quarter. Stealers turned the ball over many times, and they never look threatening.At the end of the first quarter, the RHT Jammers led 17-11. Hopetown Stealers found some momentum in the second quarter, which saw them claw their way back. When the halftime whistle blew, the score was 24-20 in favour of the Jammers.In the second half of the contest, the ball was distributed evenly, as the Jammers looked ominous to extend their lead. For the entire game, Jammers maintained their dominance.As Roy Murray continued his shooting exploits, he got excellent support from Mikel Lewis with 15 and David Hope poured in 11 points. Murray of the Jammers ended with a game-high 21 points while for the loosing Hopetown Stealers, Ruel Edwards and Kelon Webster sank 18 and 13 points each.The game ended 57-45.In the next round of the tournament Ithaca Hardliners will battle Canje Knight at the Vryman’s Erven Basketball Court in New Amsterdam.Six teams are involved in the competition, which is being played on a robin-robin basis.Zone AZone BCanje KnightRose Hall Town JammersFyrish Black SharkN/A WarriorsIthaca HardlinersHopetown StealersThe tournament is being organised by the president of the Berbice Basketball Association Vibert Garrett.Trophy, cash and other incentives are up for grabs.last_img read more

Badgers shock Big Blue

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald PhotoThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team opened its 2006 Big Ten season with a deserved and anticipated victory Sunday as it defeated Michigan 2-1 in a thrilling overtime clash at the McClimon Soccer Complex.Thanks to a little help from Michigan defender Chase Tennant, who lofted the ball over his own goalkeeper’s head for an overtime own-goal, the Badgers won their first Big Ten conference opener in over five years.”We only had two [Big Ten] wins last season. … We started 0-4,” junior Dirk Pearson said of his team’s 2005 conference performance. “We think we can win the Big Ten this year, and just starting off 1-0 is big. We let it almost get away from us there at the end, and we need to get a little more composure … but we have all the talent in the world.”After receiving a pass from freshman Brandon Miller, Pearson snatched the lead for the Badgers in the 76th minute when he dribbled past one defender and squeaked the ball past Michigan goalkeeper Patrick Sperry. Though not the most beautiful goal he’s ever scored, Pearson admitted he was pleased with his good fortune.”I was just trying to center it as I scooped it over the keeper,” Pearson said. “Luckily, from the angle I had, [the ball] went in. I’m not going to say there was a lot of skill there. … Obviously that was pretty lucky, but I’ll take anything that I can get at this point.”With only 14 minutes remaining in regulation, it looked as if Pearson’s strike would stand and the Badgers would hold on to their lead. However, with only 30 seconds left, Michigan senior Brian Popeny blasted a free-kick from 30 yards out past Wisconsin keeper Jake Settle for the late, late equalizer. Though initially demoralized, the bruised Wisconsin squad huddled together and found the strength in each other to not let another match slip out of its hands.With two minutes and nine seconds remaining in the first overtime period, the soccer gods were smiling on the Badgers as a long free kick by senior William Bagayoko was misplayed by Tennant into his own net from 20 yards out.”It’s often said that you create your own luck,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “And, you know — wet field, slick surface — when you put balls forward near the box and near the goal, things can happen and we got a break … it was obviously a great feeling to finally have something go our way today.”With an 0-2 overtime record after losing to both SMU and Creighton in extra time this season, Rohrman was more than happy with his team’s overtime performance and the resiliency they demonstrated.”I think the word ‘relieved’ comes to mind,” Rohrman said. “We should have closed [the game] out in regulation, but as disappointed as we were with … giving up the goal, I was really proud of the guys to put it together and find a way to win.”One aspect of Sunday’s match not to be overlooked was the play of Wisconsin’s stellar defensive line led by senior captain Aaron Hohlbein. Hohlbein and company shut down one of the nation’s top-striking duos, Peri Marosevic and Jake Stacy.”[Michigan] has two tremendous, dangerous forwards in Peri [Marosevic] and Jake Stacy,” Rohrman said. “They caused some problems with some great little combinations early in the game, but we talked about that at halftime, and I thought the second half was pretty good.”As the Badgers savor this sweet victory, they look forward to avenging a 2-0 loss suffered to in-state rival UW-Milwaukee last season when they take on the Panthers this Wednesday at the McClimon Soccer Complex.“[UW-M] is not a conference opponent obviously, but they’re definitely our biggest in-state rival,” Rohrman said. “We all want to get something rolling, and if we have confidence I don’t think anybody can stop us.”last_img read more

ACC tournament to continue without fans, other conferences cancel

first_imgUPDATED: March 12, at 12:02 p.m.GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is continuing as scheduled, league commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday. “Right now we are ready to tip the afternoon session,” Swofford said. “We want to provide an opportunity to continue to compete for our players.”The situation is “fluid” and is being monitored at an hourly rate, the commissioner said. The decision was made with “complete consensus” among school presidents and athletic directors, Swofford said. Syracuse Athletics could not be reached for immediate comment. Loading…AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Hopefully we won’t have to make another decision in the next few days, but we will if we have to do so,” Swofford said. Shortly after Swofford’s press conference ended, the Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern and American Athletic Conference canceled their men’s basketball tournaments.“There was no way we could defend playing this,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told Yahoo Sports.  “We wanted to be proactive in protecting our student athletes.” During Syracuse’s 81-53 win over North Carolina on Wednesday night, the NBA suspended its season and other NCAA teams sat quarantined inside locker rooms at other conference tournaments. Speculation immediately arose as to what’s next for the ACC tournament, which decided before SU’s win that limited fans would be allowed inside the Greensboro Coliseum for the remainder of the tournament. MORE COVERAGE: ACC cancels men’s basketball tournament amid spread of coronavirusInside the confusion at the ACC tournament amid coronavirus restrictionsACC tournament to follow NCAA, Big 10,Big 12 in restricting fan accessSyracuse men’s lacrosse game at Rutgers to be played without fansHow coronavirus may affect Syracuse athleticsSwofford said the main difference between the ACC and NBA’s decision is that an NBA player tested positive for coronavirus. No NCAA men’s basketball player has reportedly been tested as of Thursday morning.The conference tournament will continue without fans starting with Florida State and Clemson. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m. All games will be played with “essential tournament personnel, limited school administrators and student-athlete guests, broadcast television and credentialed media members present,” a press release from the conference from Wednesday said.  No. 6-seed Syracuse will once again finish out the day of games playing against No. 3-seed Louisville at 9 p.m. Orange players acknowledged the possibility of playing in an empty gym following Wednesday’s win. “Obviously it’s a different feel,” Buddy Boeheim said. “It’s going to be much different. Our fans are great on the road. Definitely a setback, we need to treat it like another game, the same thing.”This story has been updated with additional reporting.Senior staff writer Nick Alvarez contributed to this report. Comments Published on March 12, 2020 at 10:55 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes June 1, 2020 Share The Tote will make a return to Chester Racecourse in 2020, after the UK Tote Group and Chester Race Company agreed a four-year partnership.The return of the pool betting operator will supplement the existing on-course betting provision from Chester Bet and will see the Tote assume the sponsorship of the Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May Festival betting partnership.Alex Frost, Chief Executive of UK Tote Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Chester Race Company to ensure pool betting is once again available to the quarter of a million people who visit Chester and Bangor-on-Dee racecourses every year.“I would like to thank Richard and his team for the forward-thinking and dynamic way that they have approached our new partnership. We look forward to once again seeing the Tote sponsoring the historic Chester Cup and further developing the ways in which the Tote can support and promote racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses.”The partnership will see the Tote continue to deliver the existing range of Win, Place, Forecast & Tricast bets via Chester Bet, alongside a new range of bets including the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop 6, facilitated by the Tote.Richard Thomas, Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, added: “We are excited to have agreed this innovative partnership with the UK Tote Group. Our priority is to provide racegoers the very best experience when visiting our racecourses and the return of the Tote on-course ensures our customers will benefit from an efficient and varied betting experience, delivered via a newly enhanced service.”The Tote will return to sponsoring the Chester Cup in 2020, which is the feature race of the final day of the Boodles May Festival and will have a prize fund of £154,000.The Tote will also sponsor further races at the Boodles May Festival, including a race on the opening day; City Day, the feature Ormonde Stakes on Ladies Day and the Chester Plate, alongside the Chester Cup, on the final day of the Festival, Chester Cup Day.In addition, the Tote have committed to supporting supplementary races throughout the season on the following days: Saturday 23rd May – Roman Day; Saturday 25th July – Midsummer Meeting; Saturday 12th September – Autumn Festival and Saturday 26th September – Season Finale.The Tote is also returning to Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse and from February will become the exclusive pool betting solution, replacing Bangor Bet, whilst the Bangor Sport Betting Shop will remain in situ. The Tote will also sponsor races across five days throughout 2020 at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, commencing on Friday 7th February at the Heritage Day meeting. Share John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020last_img read more

Clippers not concerned about having a sudden glut of guards on their roster

first_imgDeAndre Jordan, the Clippers’ center, faces a Friday deadline to decide whether to opt in on next season’s $24.1 million contract or test free agency. Talks between the team and Jordan’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, on a contract extension are ongoing, Frank said.But there were no new updates, as of Monday.“We continue to have a dialogue,” Frank said. “We’ll see how it plays out.”Doc Rivers said he has been in touch with Jordan, 29, but “we pretty much stay away from the subject (of free agency) for the most part. But I talk to him.”Free agency begins Saturday at 9:01 p.m. PT.Frank promised the Clippers would be active in free agency while also seeking possible trade partners. After missing the playoffs this past season for the first time since 2010-11, the Clippers want to build a roster capable of making a deep run next season, and for many years to come.The Clippers created salary-cap flexibility for this coming offseason and, especially, for the summer of 2019 by trading Blake Griffin and his five-year, $173 million contract to the Detroit Pistons last winter. They would have considerably more space if Jordan opts for free agency.“We want to be as competitive as we can be and yet at the same time we don’t want to sacrifice future flexibility,” Frank said. “We want to be really good for a really long time, so we want to make sure we continue to increase our talent and have the capacity to track elite players as well.” “The No. 1 thing is we draft the best available players,” Frank said of the possibility of having too many players at the same position. “We don’t draft for need. So that was first. It’s important to start with that. Very early in the process, we identified Shai and Jerome as top targets.”Meanwhile, guards Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic opted to exercise their options for next season, with Rivers, 25, due to earn $12.65 million and Teodosic, 31, set for a $6.3 million payday. Avery Bradley, 27, is eligible to become a free agent, but it’s believed the Clippers would like to re-sign him.Frank visited Teodosic last month at his offseason home in Belgrade, Serbia, and said his rehabilitation and recovery from a plantar fascia injury was going well. Teodosic averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 25.2 minutes in 45 games after signing a two-season contract with the Clippers last summer.“He’s in a really good space right now,” Frank said.Only $2.1 million became guaranteed after Teodosic opted in, which is what the Clippers would owe the point guard if they decide to waive him. His contract becomes fully guaranteed on July 16. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousLos Angeles Clippers new draft players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and and Jerome Robinson are introduced as the newest Clippers guards at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson have their pictures taken after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHead coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson’s family sits in the front row during an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. From left, Jonathan, 12, Justin, 13, Jeremy, 18, Amy and Jerome Sr.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers President Lawrence Frank hold an introductory news conference with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers coach Doc Rivers, right, and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank pose with the team’s pair of first-round draft picks, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, during their introductory news conference on Monday at the team’s training center in Playa Vista. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson has his picture taken with his brothers, Jeremy, 18, Justin, 13, and Jonathan, 12, after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson talks to the media after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson has his picture taken with his family, Jerome Sr., and mom Amy, Jeremy, 18, Justin, 13, and Jonathan, 12, after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson horses around with his little brother Jonathan, 12, after an introductory news conference with fellow lottery pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson have their pictures taken after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Head coach Doc Rivers poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson have their pictures taken after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Jerome Robinson horses around with his little brother Jonathan, 12, after an introductory news conference with fellow lottery pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers President Lawrence Frank poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Clippers President Lawrence Frank poses with lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles guard Lou Williams, middle, poses for a photo with Canadian player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson, right after they were introduced as the newest Clippers guards at the L.A. Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Los Angeles Clippers new draft players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and and Jerome Robinson pose for photos after they are introduced as the newest Clippers guards at the L.A. Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Los Angeles Clippers new draft players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and and Jerome Robinson are introduced as the newest Clippers guards at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson have their pictures taken after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 43Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Jerome Robinson have their pictures taken after an introductory news conference at the Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)ExpandPLAYA VISTA — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer posed for pictures Monday with guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, the team’s draft picks. Ballmer smiled and sat for a variety of photos with the 11th and 13th overall selections in Thursday’s NBA draft.Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, and Doc Rivers, the team’s coach, spoke at length about the reasons why they zeroed in on Gilgeous-Alexander and Robinson in the months, weeks and days leading up to the draft.Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) and Robinson (Boston College) each said how happy he was to be joining the Clippers, making his mark and getting down to the business of earning playing time as rookies in the NBA. Each is expected to join the Clippers’ summer league team, which begins play July 6 in Las Vegas.No one seemed concerned that the Clippers suddenly found themselves with an overabundance of guards. With the addition of the draft picks, the total number of backcourt players on the roster ballooned to nine, which is about four more healthy bodies than will probably play in 2018-19.last_img read more

Week #3 preview: With another starter out for the season, Wellington hopes for success in Circle

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan has been a head football coach for six years now – three of those in Wellington. He said in those six years, he never had a player suffer an ACL tear.Now he has seen two in consecutive weeks.Austin DunnThe diagnosis came back on Wellington senior running back Austin Dunn’s knee Wednesday and it was an ACL tear much to the chagrin of the Crusader Nation. He is out for the year. This marks the second consecutive week Wellington suffered a huge loss. Andrew Pelkey, a starting linebacker, is out for the season with an ACL tear after the season opener.You can’t sugar coat this one. This is a blow to the WHS football program. Dunn was the zig to Wellington’s throwing zag. He was a power back and kept the defenses honest thus allowing Trevor Nance to throw more openly to his receivers. He was good for a 3-yard pickup for a first down.But you know what? That’s football and now Wellington must come up with another plan. Ryan said he will be using the running back by committee approach for the rest of the season. Connor Phelps, who was playing a lot of receiver, will be repositioned at running back. Lane Beard and Jaden Hines will share carries in the running back spot.“The benefit to having 19 seniors is it makes it easier to replace someone else,” Ryan said.Elsewhere, Wellington is looking a little bit beat up as well. Ryan would not elaborate, but there are boys with some sprains and bruises.Although losing these two starters is a terrible blow, if you are a glass is half-full kind of guy, this might be the best time for it. The Crusaders are not embarking on their toughest part of the schedule. If Wellington can convalesce and adjust these next two weeks, that could help them when Andale comes to town in three weeks.The Crusaders travel to Circle this Friday at 7 p.m.Circle has had a rough start, losing to Chapman 47-19 and Wichita Collegiate 35-6. Circle has also been the one team Wellington has had its most success against over the past couple of years. Wellington won its first game under Ryan in 2012 with a 36-12 victory in Towanda. Last season, Wellington was 3-0 after a 43-0 shellacking at Sellers Park.This doesn’t mean Wellington is guaranteed victory tomorrow night. Circle has potential.“They have a nice back who is 190 pounds by the name of Justin Wright,” Ryan said. “He’s got great speed and endurance. He can hurt us.’Again, this will be a team with a flex bone offense similar to those run by Augusta and Goddard Eisenhower.“They have some speed,” Ryan said. 6412Alejandro VargasOL6’0185 209Trey CaryRB5’8135 312Adam ConditTE6’1190 3412Austin DunnRB6’0210 Series history: Wellington is 11-1 against Circle and 2-0 under Ryan, who graduated from the school.Circle (11-1)2000 – Wellington 35 Circle 02001 – Wellington 34 Circle 72001 – Wellington 35 Circle 7 district2002 – Wellington 45 Circle 02003 – Wellington 33 Circle 72006 – Wellington 7 Circle 32007 – Wellington 21 Circle 02008 – Wellington 33 Circle 82009 – Wellington 23 Circle 182010 – Wellington 19 Circle 382011 – Wellington 57 Circle 192012 – Wellington 36 Circle 122013 – Wellington 43 Circle 0 6210Chance WilsonOL5’5165 10-3 Andale Home 1510Carson LeGrandWR5’8145 7112Skylar BrandOL5’11220 811Monty BannisterRB5’10140 269Ethan RedfordRB5’6140 Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow. 9-26 Clearwater Home 519Ian GroomOL5’11180 10-10 @ Collegiate Away 249AJ SnipesRB6’0140 10-24 @ Mulvane Away 999Andrew JohnsonOL5’10250 1410Dylan GoodmanQB5’10165 699Jack HeimerOL5’10180 NumberGradeNamePositionHeightWeight 212Trevor NanceQB6’5210 139Brayden MorganRB5’7145 412Lane BeardRB5’8155 8910Chris KopTE6’1193 Circle: Chapman 47 Circle 19Wichita Collegiate 35 Circle 6. 79Cade PhelpsQB6’1155 4610Brad McBathTE6’0190 3712Jaden HinesRB5’7195 Wellington’s roster:  8811Skyler StrubleTE5’11160 339Logan JonesRB6’1188 1212Zach BodkinsTE6’0175 Game’s significance: It is the league opener. League games are always essential. 6011Wyatt WitmerOL5’9215 1611Jared ShieldsWR6’2165 511Connor PhelpsWR6’1185 4011Bryce OldridgeWR5’8143 2112Andrew PelkeyRB6’0170 DATE OPPONENT HOME/AWAY9-5 Wellington 27 Augusta 13. Injury situation: On a scale of 1 in 100 with 100 being the best, Wellington is about a negative 315. 6312Joey LewallenOL5’10205 2512Brad WarnerWR6’0163 6511Jason NorrisOL6’2260 599Brandon OlesonOL5’8190 3012Ian KingWR5’7145 Wellington-Circle game at a glance:League opener: Wellington (2-0) at Circle (0-2), Friday at 7 p.m.center_img 1812Austin PfalzgrafWR6’1165 5210Seth SmithOL5’9160 819Ty WilsonTE5’7150 7210Connor BurnettOL6’2320 419Kadin HeacockRB5’8135 1012Colin ReichenbergerWR6’0160 879Joeseph ParsonTE6’2180 6111Josh AmosOL6’1270 9-12 Wellington 34 Goddard Eisenhower 0. 859Jack WaltonTE6’2190 910Derek DriskellRB5’5130 7010Levi PrestonOL6’0170 Follow us on Twitter. 7712Trey CoulterOL6’1295 How to get there: Oh, the many roads you can travel. The best and fastest way is to take the Kansas Turnpike to the south El Dorado exit turn right onto K-254 for 3.2 miles and then turn left onto SW Ohio Street Road where you will see the football field lights. If you don’t want to pay the toll, find your own way cheapskate. Just kidding. Go up I-135 to the 245 exit and come in from the west. Either way it will take you one hour and 5 minutes. 4210Dylan FergusonRB5’11163 612Brenton TroutmanTE6’0175 789Braiden BureshOL5’10215 799Andre FowlerOL6’1230 7412Vince AstOL6’0175 5610Michael BillingtonRB5’7162 279Malachi TidwellRB5’7118 10-17 Rose Hill Home Intangible fact: Colin Reichenberger is closing in on a couple more receiving records. The Wellington High School all-time career reception record set by Danny Crittenden of 1,484 yards in 1996-97 is in jeopardy. Reichenberger currently has 1,423 which is 61 yards short of the WHS record. Reichenberger also has 64 career receptions which puts him 14 short of Crittenden who has 80… The last time Wellington was 2-0 was last season. The last time Wellington was 3-0 was last season when it beat Goddard, Concordia, and Augusta. It is week #4 that Wellington has trouble getting past. Game night weather: A whole heck of a lot warmer than last Friday’s game. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s and no chance of rain. 5311Ryan OlsonOL5’7140 7511Jace LoweOL5’11240 10-31 @ Ulysses Away 3111Remington GilkeyWR5’11150 689Matthew McCombOL5’9230 1112Jace BrunsTE6’2170 509Jared OathoutOL6’0180 229Aaron SchoemannRB6’0160 9-19 @ Circle Away 589Gabe SmithOL6’1215 8410Lane MorganTE6’1185 8012Drake SteinbachOL5’9185 •••••Competing schedules: 2014 SCHEDULE 5710Lukas SoriaOL5’9155 5411Nick HydeOL6’1215 449Christian ClaytonTE6’1185 4510Tristin WithamRB5’7145 2312Joey HaydonWR5’10170 559Jaden AdamsOL5’7160 6610David MatlockOL5’10173 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down David · 308 weeks ago Time to pick up the slack boys, One man does not make the team. The loss hurts but it will make you better men. Suit up and play hard! #Crusaderpride Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down RestaurantGuRu · 307 weeks ago how much does the game cost to get into for 1 adult and 1 child who is 4? I would like to go to the game but am on a budget! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down David · 307 weeks ago I believe Adults are $6.00 and kids are $4.00. Away game this Friday in Circle. Next Friday is home though. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Judge approves ‘Bachelor’ farmer’s plea deal for fatal 2017 wreck

first_imgINDEPENDENCE — A judge on Monday signed off on the plea deal reached late last week for the Iowa farmer and former reality TV show star who was involved in a fatal wreck more than two years ago.Arlington farmer and former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules agreed to a two-year suspended sentence on Friday. Last November, Soules pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash in April of 2017. Soules was driving a pick-up north of Aurora when he rear-ended a tractor driven by 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora. The tractor rolled into the ditch. Soules called 911 and performed CPR on Mosher at the scene, but left before law enforcement arrived. Mosher died at a local hospital.In addition to the suspended prison sentence, the judge has ordered Soules to pay a $625 fine.In 2015, Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” as well as “Worst Cooks in America” on The Food Nework.last_img read more

Reynolds says temporary surgical abortion ban to save PPE

first_imgJOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds says surgical abortions are included in her temporary ban on elective and non-essential surgeries to preserve medical supplies in the midst of a pandemic.“Making sure that we have the personal protective equipment to care of those Iowans who are on the front lines serving Iowans and those in need,” Reynolds says, “…to make sure that we have our health care providers and our first responders healthy so they can take care of Iowans.”The governor’s proclamation put a halt to all scheduled elective and non-essential surgeries in Iowa until April 16th.“Everyone is making is making sacrifices,” Reynolds says. “Everyone.”Planned Parenthood officials say they are assessing the governor’s action. The organization is suing Texas over a similar order that bans medication abortions as well as surgical abortions. Current Iowa law bans abortions after 20 weeks in a pregnancy, unless the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.last_img read more

Olympia Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation Names Three Local restaurants…

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Chapter of the Surfrider FoundationPlastic has become so ubiquitous in our everyday lives, that we have lost touch with what plastic really is. Plastic that is used in much of our food packaging contains chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA), a substance that has shown to alter human hormone production. Plastic that is not successfully recycled often ends up drifting into our waterways, with the ocean as its final destination. As these plastics break down into smaller pieces, they are often consumed by fish and seabirds, allowing the toxic contaminants from the plastic to work their way up the food chain to marine mammals and humans. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean withOwners of Three Magnets, Nate and Sara Reilly holding the OFR Participant Card​. Photo credit: Christine Rayburnthe number continuing to grow every day. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) program does just that. The Olympia Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has recently registered three locally-owned restaurants as Ocean Friendly! i.Talia Pizzeria, Three Magnets Pubhouse and Cascadia Grill have all shown their dedication as ocean stewards by participating in this program. To be registered as an OFR, restaurants must meet all of the following criteria: No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam);2. Proper recycling practices are followed;3. Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request; and4. No plastic bags offered for takeout or to-go orders.Juju Guarino, (owner with husband, Jef Dukes) of Cascadia Grill, completing OFR registration. Photo credit: Christine RayburnIn addition to these four requirements, restaurants must then choose three practices from the following list to be eligible for OFR registration:-Plastic straws are provided only upon request;-No beverages sold in plastic bottles;-Discount is offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc;-Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis; and / or all seafood must be a ‘Best   Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable;-Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented; and-Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.Surfrider Olympia is honored to work with these local businesses to showcase their commitments to the ocean. The chapter will regularly meet at these restaurants for board and public chapter meetings, and continue to advertise for these businesses through social media outlets. Their March public chapter meeting was held at i.Talia, and their April public chapter meeting will be held at Three Magnets. Surfrider Olympia’s public chapter meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month – check their website for details! Contact the chapter at olysurfrider@gmail.com if you are a restaurant owner or manager who is interested in getting registered as Ocean Friendly!last_img read more