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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tuesday, the Wellington volleyball team played in front of a hometown crowd. The student section, mostly made of football players, were rowdy. The gymnasium was loud.But Wellington could not quite get past Wichita Collegiate after dominating Circle in the match before.Wellington would beat Circle 25-18, 25-18. Then after Circle beat Collegiate in three sets, Wellington and Collegiate were featured in the nightcap.Wellington’s student section, made up mostly of the football team, cheer on the volleyball girls.Collegiate would win in three, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21.“When we play the way we are capable, people can’t beat us,” said Alison Widen, Wellington head volleyball coach after the game. “When we make little errors, silly mistakes, then we are in trouble.” Wellington’s split Tuesday put the Crusaders at 12-7. But the loss to Collegiate was a league contest and the Crusaders have Andale looming.“It is all mental right now,” Widen said. “We are on this roller coaster ride that we can’t seem to get off. We do great, then we do bad. We may have to ride this roller coaster through the rest of the season until we can get our heads straight.”McKenna Oathout serving was key.Despite the hand wringing after the Collegiate loss, the Crusaders are a more competitive bunch for sure as they journey through their most successful season in memory.Wellington was convincing in the 5 p.m. game against Circle. The T-birds never could get over the hump as Wellington sustained a 3-5 point lead throughout the contest.It was the second game with Collegiate, though, that the girls will remember most.Wellington opened sluggish, having not played for more than 90 minutes while Collegiate-Circle played a three-game marathon. The Spartans took the initial lead, but the Crusaders played tit-for-tat early and at one point was leading 16-14.Collegiate then went on a 6-1 run and that would send them on to victory 25-20.In game two, Wellington broke out of an 18-all tie with four convincing McKenna Oathout serves to lead 22-18. A Mariah Moore block sealed the deal in game two 25-21.Katie Ledgetter, as libero, defends a Collegiate hit.The third deciding game, was a microcosm of the roller coaster ride Widen was describing for the season. Wellington was in front, then Collegiate was in front. The two teams could not shake one another until late when the game was knotted at 20-all and the Spartans would rattle off the last five out of six points.The Crusaders will have Saturday off before hosting their third and final triangular of the season when Circle and Winfield come to town.For all the volleyball action pictures, click here. Abby Goodrum and Oathout share a laugh during a break in the action.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by WET Science CenterKids enjoying a previous Sensory-Friendly Sunday. Photo courtesy: WET Science CenterLOTT’s WET Science Center is partnering with the Exceptional Families Network to offer a “Sensory-Friendly Sunday” from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on June 4, 2017. This event provides a comfortable and accepting environment for youth and adults with sensory differences. The WET Science Center will lower the lights, turn down the volume on games, and offer an optional visual scavenger hunt for the exhibit gallery.  With input from local families, a variety of tactile sensory play activities will be available for guests of all ages. Visitors can also enjoy arts and crafts, hand fidgets, sensory bottles and play bins, a book nook, and quiet spaces for breaks. The WET Center hosted its first Sensory-Friendly Sunday in February 2017 and plans to continue to offer these special events once per quarter.The event gives people ways to explore their environment in a way that is friendly to them. Photo courtesy: WET Science CenterExceptional Families Network is a nonprofit organization working with families who have experienced the unique joys and challenges of parenting children with special needs. Members of its staff will be available at a resource table full of information, upcoming special events, and local support services.The WET Science Center is located at 500 Adams Street NE, in downtown Olympia. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and admission is always free. Follow the WET Science Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on upcoming events! For more information visit the WET Science Center’s website.last_img read more

first_imgMichael McCarthy49136527%49%$775,565 LEGEND OF BALD EAGLE RESONATES WITH MANDELLA John Sadler8814161616%52%$1,407,595 SEVERAL ‘BIG’ HORSES ON A.M. WORK TAB Abel Cedillo27039443414%43%$2,488,684 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tiago Pereira14017212112%42%$984,800 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Umberto Rispoli17436272421%50%$1,675,706 Jorge Velez19823203212%38%$1,085,709 Bob Baffert9021191623%62%$1,853,492 Doug O’Neill10912181511%41%$821,625 Joel Rosario14537332326%64%$2,423,014 Richard Baltas11722181319%45%$1,532,762 Jeff Mullins601210720%48%$878,611 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won MANDELLA: ‘NO RACE I’D RATHER WIN THAN WHITTINGHAM’After a trip to Dubai for the $6 million Sheema Classic on March 28 that never came to fruition because of the global pandemic , United is safe and sound at home with Richard Mandella preparing for the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and a quarter on turf Saturday, May 23.“I took him to Dubai to school him,” Mandella said in typical self-deprecating fashion. “Seriously, he came back well, he’s in great shape and there’s not a race I’d rather win than the Whittingham.”The grass marathon is named for Charlie Whittingham, a racing icon who reached a training plateau his peers can only dream of approaching.Whittingham won more than 2,500 races including the San Juan Capistrano Stakes a remarkable 14 times.A three-time Eclipse Award winner, the “Bald Eagle” was the oldest trainer of a Kentucky Derby winner twice, with Ferdinand in 1986 and Sunday Silence in 1989. Art Sherman surpassed Whittingham by winning the Run for the Roses at the age of 77 with California Chrome in 2014.“Whittingham was one of my heroes, but he was everybody’s hero,” said Mandella, not one to heap praise lightly and not effusing kudos simply because Charlie’s ghost might be hovering about.You see, Mandella is headquartered in Barn 4 at Santa Anita, where Whittingham held fort for decades until he died at 86 on April 20, 1999.“Charlie always talked about a tin can filled with a recipe for peaches that he buried at the barn, and only Molly knew where he hid it,” Mandella said, resurrecting a favorite Whittingham yarn he was wont to spin.“I’ve dug up every foot of land around there and can’t find the can.”But back to the business at hand.“All the horses returning from Dubai had to go through quarantine in New York, then flew home from there,” Mandella said. “Sheikh Mohammad and his CEO of the Dubai Racing Club, Frank Gabriel, went beyond the call of duty to get the horses out safely before the virus shut down racing.“Gabriel worked 24 hours a day to get it done. He really felt terrible about the cancellation and did everything to make it as right as he could to get them home.”SPECHT SET FOR OPERATION DESERT STORMERSteve Specht is a guy you want in a foxhole with you.Fact is, he paid his patriotic dues in the United States Army back in the day, before turning to his first love, training horses.Now 70 and based in Northern California, Specht has a longshot’s chance with Tomlin in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes for fillies three and older at six furlongs.On paper it’s a daunting assignment, but Specht has authored upsets before, most notably with $69.80 winner McCann’s Mojave in the 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park when it was worth $1 million, the winner’s share being $550,000.Big, brawny and battle-tested, Specht knows he faces a tough task with Tomlin, a four-year-old Kentucky-bred filly owned by Tom Bachman’s Fairview LLC who last started on March 1, winning a sprint at Golden Gate Field by a nose.“She’s doing great,” Specht said, “although she tends to get a little heavy and she hasn’t run in two-and-a-half months, but that’s pretty much the situation for everybody.“I know there are a few in there probably tougher than me. Bellafina for sure kicked my ass a couple times last year (Tomlin was third to her by 10 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Santa Ynez and fifth by 23 lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes), but I don’t know if she’s the same horse now as she was then.“I watched Bellafina’s race at Hot Springs (fourth by 10 lengths as the 7-5 favorite in the Carousel on April 25) and she definitely had trouble, broke a little slow, kind of checked down the backside and made a premature move around the turn, but she was finished at the quarter pole.“However, she runs better at Santa Anita than she does anywhere else (four wins and two seconds from six starts), so we’ll see.”Like all dedicated horsemen, Specht is thrilled to be back in action although due to virus restrictions he won’t be on site to saddle Tomlin. “It’s been foolish that we haven’t raced till now,” he said, “because the same people are at Santa Anita every day.“But on the other hand, you’ve got to go along with those in charge who pave the way for us.”Obviously, times have changed since Specht saddled his first winner in 1969 at defunct Cahokia Downs in East St. Louis, Missouri. “It’s probably been shut down since the late 70’s,” Specht reckoned (it was 1979). “Now the only track there is Fairmount Park.”Specht was born in Collinsville, Illinois, home of Fairmount Park, “just across the (Mississippi) river from East St. Louis.”Save for a spell in the Army and “working for a couple different guys,” Specht has made his bones while on his own in racing, where he has 22 head in the Bay Area. “I love the horses and I love the competition,” he said.“Some of the other things that go along with it, I’m not so keen about.” Important thing is, Steve Specht is still here.The game needs guys like him.FINISH LINES: Edwin Maldonado got off to a flying start with his new agent Tony Matos on re-opening day Friday, posting a $42.60 head upset in the third race allowance feature aboard Oil Can Knight for trainer Steve Knapp…Congrats to leading man Flavien Prat, who posted a double on Friday, as She’s So Special ($8.40), the lone filly versus nine males, took the first race, and Oh Marvelous Me ($15.40), prevailed by a neck in race six…Santa Anita Timer Dane Nelson advises several “big” horses were on this morning’s work tab…Bob Baffert’s brilliant 3-year-old filly, Gamine, a May 2 allowance winner at Oaklawn Park, drilled a half mile in 47.60…Doug O’Neill’s graded stakes winning Bliztkrieg went five furlongs in 1:00.40…John Sadler’s Grade I sprint stakes winning Cistron drilled the same distance in 59.20, while Sadler’s Grade I stakes winning Ollie’s Candy, a solid second in the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap April 18, went five eighths in a bullet 59 flat…Grade I stakes winner Improbable, most recently second in the ungraded Oaklawn Mile April 18, worked seven furlongs for Baffert in 1:24.40.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Authentic (Baffert) 5-15-20McKinzie (Baffert) 5-15-20Scarto (Outside) and Bella D (Puype) 5-15-20Guitty (Powell) 5-15-20Shadow Sphinx (Baltas) 5-15-20Honor A. P. (Shirreffs) 5-14-20Rogallo (Sadler) 5-14-20Quicker (Outside) and Originaire (Mullins) 5-14-20Maximum Security (Baffert) 5-13-20 Drayden Van Dyke13026231220%47%$1,713,581 Peter Miller822012624%46%$1,181,814 MAN’S MAN SPECHT SEEKS SUNDAY UPSET (Current Through Friday, May 15, 2020 Inclusive) Flavien Prat20147383723%61%$2,574,986 TOP JOCK PRAT POSTS DOUBLE ON FRIDAYlast_img read more

first_imgA Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara couple were beaten and robbed by six gunmen who invaded their home on Monday evening at about 21:40h. The gunmen also escaped with the couple’s Toyota pickup. More details in January 31 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP have now confirmed the identity of a man found dead at the scene of a burning van in that city last month. Testing has confirmed the remains are those of 29-year-old Radwan Shenkora, also known as Tommy. However, the cause and circumstances of Shenkora’s death are still unknown. Police found Shenkora’s body on Resources Road in southeastern Grande Prairie after responding to a report of a burning vehicle. Police found a 2001 Silver Dodge Caravan engulfed in flames, and while in attendance, also discovered Shenkora’s body. – Advertisement -The RCMP is still looking for public information in the matter. Anyone with information on Shenkora’s whereabouts September 19, the night before his body was discovered, is asked to contact police at 780-835-5700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips.last_img read more

first_imgGardai do not believe the man attacked in Letterkenny last weekend was struck with a slash-hook.There had been an allegation that the 41 year old victim had been hit with the weapon during the attack at Glenard Park in the Long Lane area after 11.30pm on Friday night.However understands the injuries received by the man are not consistent with a slash-hook. The victim, named locally as Dermot Kildea, received 22 staples to a serious head injury when he was admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital.He had been found unconscious after being set upon by a number of men.It is now thought Mr Kildea may have been struck with a baseball bat which was one of a number of weapons seized when Gardai raided three houses in the Long Lane area.Two men have since appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and will appear again at Harrristown District Court on February 24th.COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON THIS POST© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on DO NOT BELIEVE MAN WAS STRUCK BY A SLASH-HOOK was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackletterkennyslash-hooklast_img read more

first_imgKevin Mc Hugh led the Harps’ attack against Longford Town. Pic.: Gary FoyFinn Harps can look to rebuild their season after a solid display against league leaders Longford Town at Finn Park last night.Peter Huttons side were looking for their first win in six outings but were probably happy to settle for a draw in the end.Having beaten Longford on two previous occasions, Harps went into the game in hopeful mood. Both sides had opportunities in a tight opening half with David O’Sullivan going close for the visitors while Kevin McHugh was well marshaled throughout despite looking lively.Gary Merritt sends a cross in from the Harps’ left wing during the first half of their match against Longford Town at Finn Park tonight. Pic.: Gary FoyHarps could have opened the deadlock from a James Doherty cross but McHugh could not connect properly and his shot went wide.It could have gone horribly wrong for Harps when Longford appealed for a penalty.Gary Shaw looked as if he had beaten Harps ‘keeper Ciaran Gallagher but Gallagher collided with him. Longford appealed but the referee waved the claims away.Peter Hutton will be pleased with a share of the spoils in a game that could have went either way.The draw against the league leaders could well give them a sense of belief that has been missing form the team recently.Ciaran Coll clears the ball as a Longford Town player closes in. Pic.: Gary Foy HARPS GRAB DESERVED DRAW AGAINST LEADERS LONGFORD was last modified: July 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsLongford Townlast_img read more

first_img predicted 11 Currently the Brazilian’s form is 2 points per game and that just isn’t good enough. We’ve been banging the drum for his sale in recent weeks but still 17.5 per cent of you are keeping him. Take a leap of faith and get in someone more reliable. Out: James Tarkowski (Burnley) – £4.8m FPL bosses still don’t trust him despite his recent run of four goals in four games with an ownership of just three per cent. It’s a bit mad really, Tottenham represent a tough challenge but he netted against them last term and could be up against a rusty Jan Vertonghen and then it’s games with Fulham and Wolves. Have a little faith and forget the narrative. The full-back has got a groin problem at the moment and it seems Serge Aurier will be the starter going forward. Even if Trippier is fit to for next week he’ll be up against Arsenal so a start is unwise. 11 revealed Out: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8.0m changes He could go level with club legends Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and some guy called Cristiano Ronaldo if he scores for the sixth consecutive game when they face Crystal Palace – live on talkSPORT 2. With that in mind he’s a no-brainer as a goalscoring midfielder. The Frenchman is injured once again and has had surgery on a meniscus problem over in Barcelona. He’s back in Manchester now – with a new bleach blonde hair style – but won’t be starting for a while. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Should you be signing or selling these players in the Fantasy Premier League. In: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – £5.1m 11 11 11 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 11 latest If you’re losing a Manchester City player in defence you should replace him with a team-mate. With games against West Ham, Bournemouth, and Watford up next it’s very likely clean sheets will be coming and Walker also represents an attacking threat too. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Out: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) – £6.2m 11 SORRY Now more than ever you need to keep abreast of the latest information and we’re here to help.Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players, loves a bargain, or one who looks to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here at we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best transfer tips around… Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff whoops 11 appointed In: Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) – £6.8m Fantasy Premier League action is back on the agenda after two weeks of international – and we cannot wait!There’s never a dull moment in the English top flight and there might be a few problems for your teams with injuries floating around after players have been away with their countries. 11 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 11 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? In: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £8.7m Absent for the Newcastle United clash on Monday thanks to surgery on a hernia, his recent form has also been of concern as the Clarets can’t keep the ball out of their net. Swerve him until the form improves and his injury is behind him. In: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £6.5m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Out: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £9.2m Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? tense In a Fantasy Premier League slump right now, he’s averaging 3.3 points per game at the moment. It’s not great for one of the more expensive players in the position, he is a penalty taker, which is a huge upside but it’s questionable whether this makes him worth the money right now, especially with transfer talk and plenty of other hubbub around him. In: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – £7.6m Out: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £6.3m The Seagulls have got a nice run of games until mid-December and who better to land for this than their in-form centre-back. Dunk has two goals in two games and should get at least one clean sheet from the bench against Leicester City, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, or Burnley. gameday cracker Most Popular Premier League Stories 11 TOP WORK Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What’s not to love here? An England international. An attacking full-back. Two assists in four games. Two clean sheets in four game. A decent run of three matches. Sign. Him. Up.last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL County Council and Gardai have issued a warning to motorists this morning following a fall in temperatures overnight.Gritters have treated major routes across the county but rural and secondary roads have not been – and there are reports of ice on many of these, especially inland.And there is a warning of wintry showers – some of them heavy – later this morning with higher ground due to be the worst affected. However snow may fall at lower levels later in the day.There will also be very strong winds – with gusts of up to 115km/hr.These have the potential to knock down power lines.The blustery weather is set to continue right through Christmas.  ROADS WARNING FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT FREEZE was last modified: December 20th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councildonegal roadsROADS WARNING FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT FREEZElast_img read more

first_imgNo, the real story is how Draymond Green and Kevin Durant’s spat at the end of regulation Monday led to a one-game suspension for Green and a legitimate concern around the organization that what was said in that huddle in Los Angeles cannot be unsaid and that it could bring about the end of the Warriors’ dynasty, with Durant being a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors beat the Hawks on Tuesday night.Not that any of that matters.last_img