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Long snapper Matt Keller finds consistency for Syracuse in freshman season

first_imgThe job of a long snapper is to never be noticed, Matt Keller says.But when he first got to Syracuse in the spring, Keller made a point of standing out.The coaches measured and judged as he snapped through tire holes. They looked as he fired it to punter Riley Dixon. They timed how quickly his throws reached their target and judged the perfection of their trajectory.It was the same things they’d seen just months before when the Orange recruited him. It was    for his ability that they wanted to put a scholarship toward a position that often doesn’t garner one that early in the process.“We’re a school that’s willing to put a scholarship in a long snapper out of high school,” SU special teams coordinator Tim Daoust said. “We saw him as the best.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKeller was the top-rated long snapper in the country coming out of Penn Manor (Pennsylvania) High School. Only about 20 percent of FBS colleges offer long snappers scholarships out of high school, and Keller became a target for Syracuse with incumbent starter Sam Rodgers’ inevitable graduation.In training camp, he won the starting job over senior walk-on Keith Mitsuuchi, and has started the season without a major mistake to his name.If you think about it, It’s just a snap. It really just is. It’s the same motion. But there’s a lot of different things that, once you get to the college level, that are looked at more.Matt KellerIn high school, Keller played on every side of the ball. On offense, he was the center. On defense, he was set at the line. But his meal ticket has always been special teams, and it’s been his consistency and quick throws at long snapper giving him the chance to play.He lamented players that “just long snapped” in high school. “You could definitely do more,” he thought to himself. But even he knew his size — 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds — wasn’t going to put him on any Division I offensive line. By the time he was a sophomore in high school he was attending Kohl’s Professional Camp, a highly rated, special-teams-oriented program.His coach at Kohl’s, Kevin Garvoille, said he often sees snappers come in and have a great camp only to fall off the next one. Some snappers hit the .75-second snap mark that college coaches search for, but miss miserably with their accuracy. With Keller, there was consistency with everything.The only fear Garvoille had was that Keller’s speed would hold him back. Running up in shield or spread punt coverage might be a challenge, and it might deter colleges. But even that aspect of his game improved as he got more experience at the position.He proved through a combination of his accuracy and snap velocity to be one of the top, and then the top snapper in his class. He really earned everything on his own.Kevin GarvoilleKeller was looked at by a number of schools, and traveled to participate in their camps. Video evidence wasn’t enough for many coaches. They wanted him in person to see if he was worth the scholarship.He still hadn’t finished all of his camps when he got his offer from Syracuse. There were still other potential opportunities, but this one was in front of him already, and was too good for Keller to pass up.When he first started training in the spring, he admitted to having a little “twitch.” It was something the Syracuse coaching staff worked on and eventually fixed. He came to Syracuse to start, and it’s what he’s done since Day 1, winning the job out of training camp.He’s the butt of many jokes with Mitsuuchi. Every time the team does some sort of competition, everyone else makes sure those two go head-to-head. At Fort Drum, teammates paired up to Pugil fight — a 20-second competition where two hit each other with cushioned poles — and the team encircled around them screaming for Keller to face his backup.He’s in a position where he never wants to be noticed. But for all the right reasons, Keller just hasn’t done a good job of keeping it that way.“You don’t want to set yourself apart,” Keller said. “You want to set yourself apart from other snappers and be more consistent. You don’t want to be known for the guy that blows a snap. Comments Published on September 23, 2015 at 9:25 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seniors Paige Stoner and Iliass Aouani break school records as outdoor season kicks off

first_imgSyracuse kicked off their outdoor season competing across three meets this weekend, highlighted by seniors Paige Stoner and Iliass Aouani’s school record performances in the 10k.At the Stanford Invitational, competing against professional and collegiate runners, Stoner (32:07.36) beat the 10k record previously held by Margo Malone on her way to a fourth place finish overall, and second among collegiate runners.In the men’s 10k, Aouani (28:25.36) broke Martin Hehir’s record by two seconds on his way to a ninth place finish. In the men’s 5k, Aidan Tooker placed sixth with a personal best time of 13:48.55. Freshman Michael Phillips (14:20.65) made his outdoor debut in the 5k, finishing 20th. In the women’s 5k Rachel Bonner placed sixth with a time of 16:05.68.Elsewhere at the Raleigh Relays, Dominic Hockenbury (29:48.05) finished seventh in the men’s 10k. In the women’s 10k, Madeleine Davison placed fourth, crossing the finish line with a time of 35:28.23.In the men’s 5k, freshman Matthew Scrape (14:06.21) finished 17th. Nathan Henderson (14:15.40), Noah Beveridge (14:15.92) and Simon Smith (14:16.01) placed 43rd, 44th and 45th, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the Florida relays, Matt Moore was the standout performer, finishing 10th in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.12 seconds. Richard Floyd (14.24) and Andrew Aguilera (14.86) placed 16th and 37th, respectively.In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Aviana Goode finished with a time of 13.99 seconds, good for 27th. Freshman Alexis Crosby marked her outdoor debut with a 32nd placed finish in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 55.00 seconds.The outdoor season continues for the Orange next Friday at the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, New Jersey. Comments Published on March 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rangers Set to Make Nigeria Proud, Says George

first_img“When I look at the array of star players in our fold, I cannot but walk tall as we are sure to make a very good representation for our country. I don’t want to be seen as too confident but we hope to put our acts together and challenge for trophies on all front. Management has done very well in bringing players from other top sides in the land which makes every player to be at his best at all times,” the skillful forward observed.The Flying Antelopes are currently in a closed camp at Nanka, Orumba-South LGA, Anambra State to adequately prepare for the first leg, first round, CAF Confederations Cup match with A.S Pelican of Lambarene, Gabon at the Stade Jean Koumou that is 150 kilometers from the capital city, Libreville.Rangers exited the same competition last season at the group stage after a ten match unbeaten run and is set for a repeat, starting with the continental first timers from Gabon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CONFED CUPRangers International F.C’ attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George has assured the club’ numerous fans of quality representation in the fast approaching Total/CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 first round encounter with Gabonese side, A.S Pelican.According to Media Officer of Rangers FC, Norbet Okolie, the former Enyimba gladiator said that with the quality of players the management was able to recruit into the club, he was sure the club will make a good representation in all competitions it is participating.last_img read more

Abelson Info: Could the Eleven Sports crisis benefit bookmakers?

first_img Submit Eleven Sports appoints Luis Vicente as new CEO December 13, 2019 Only four months into multi-year deals to broadcast Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, Swedish Allsvenskan and Dutch Eredivisie football, and before deals to show the Chinese Super League and UFC have even started, widespread reports suggest Eleven Sports may be forced to pull the plug on its UK gamble.Back in August, while collating TV coverage data for its Televised and Streamed Sports (TSS) product, Abelson Info predicted a rocky road for Eleven Sports disruptive attempt to break into the UK market. In what now appears a prophetic summary, Jeevan Jeyaratnam said: “If Eleven Sports are to succeed in the UK market, it must secure a platform distribution deal, it is simply not acceptable (yet) to be an unknown provider relying on apps for streaming. “There is a chance that this experiment will backfire and BT Sport or Sky will end up picking the pieces up for a knockdown rate, it may be a waiting game tactic from them, both knowing their EPL & Champions League coverage is important enough to maintain market share.”Abelson’s TSS Product owner, Brad Gonsalves, suggested the messages emanating from the Eleven Sports camp differ from those reported by the national newspapers: “Only last week Eleven Sports announced a ‘Watch Together’ feature, aimed at increasing social interactions with the streaming service. With the new feature not yet even trialled, the headlines this week suggest that it will never make it to the audience. “Eleven Sports is either incredibly confident, or incredibly naïve, when it signed the rights deals for Serie A and La Liga, outbidding experienced UK operators Sky Sports and BT Sport. The comprehension that either BT or Sky would welcome an Eleven Sports channel on their platform, after losing out on the rights deals was misplaced, and the failure to do so seems to have harmed any chance it had of making the impact it needed. With a reported subscriber base of just 50,000 (Daily Telegraph) in the UK and Ireland, the numbers simply don’t add up. “One of the major complications Eleven Sports has faced is the extreme latency in their feeds. Watching a game while betting on another screen was quickly rendered pointless as bookmaker feeds were minutes ahead. I think losing this segment of the marketplace meant the enterprise was doomed.”The Guardian report that the beleaguered streaming service are preparing to hand back the TV rights element of its deals, leaving them with streaming privileges only. A move that is almost certain to sink the enterprise in the UK & Ireland. Gonsalves added: “As predicted back in August, the big TV companies have held their nerve and look set to benefit in the second half of the season, with cut-price deals with the federations, who must rue their greed in the first instance. The situation for bookmakers, who may have witnessed a decline in interest in Italian and Spanish football, now appears positive. A likely renegotiation of TV rights would see the big games back on TV, sans lag, and once again, viable betting propositions.” Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Eleven Sports scores Belgian domestic football rights deal March 19, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Bayern face up to CSKA the Guardiola way

first_imgNo team has successfully defended the UEFA Champions League title but Josep Guardiola is warming to the challenge ahead of FC Bayern München’s Group D curtain-raiser at home to PFC CSKA Moskva on Tuesday.The 42-year-old coach is too savvy to fall victim to complacency having learned the hard way against the Russian outfit during his playing days with FC Barcelona. His counterpart Leonid Slutski, meanwhile, promised that his team – shorn of playmaker Alan Dzagoev – would “give everything” to make life difficult for a Bayern side comprised of “extraordinary players”.BayernJosep Guardiola, coachI like the Champions League – it is a very important competition, but also very difficult. So many teams are in contention to win it this year. I am proud to undertake this challenge with my new team. CSKA are a very strong side at this stage of the year. They have lots of good players who are physically quite strong.When I evaluate my opponents I don’t concentrate on individuals but the team as a whole. The most important thing is to see how they work as a team, how they play in defence. I remember a game in 1992 against CSKA. We [Barcelona] played very well and lost [3-2 at home in a 4-3 aggregate defeat]. We didn’t know how to counteract their game, handle their counterattacks, and we had won the European Cup the year before.Bayern won everything playing extraordinary football last season. This season we have done well, mostly in the second halves of games. I know the team very well. The players always try to do exactly what I want them to do. If they don’t do what I want, it’s my fault. We stand together and the players want to play my type of football.Weekend resultSaturday: Bayern 2-0 Hannover 96 (Mandžukić 51, Ribéry 64)Neuer; Rafinha, Van Buyten, J Boateng (Dante 68), Alaba, Lahm, Kroos (Kirchhoff), Robben, Müller, Ribéry (Shaqiri 80), Mandžukić. • In a dominant performance, a Mario Mandžukić tap-in and Franck Ribéry rebound settled matters. Bayern have only conceded twice in five Bundesliga games and have the best defensive record in the league.Team newsGuardiola is hopeful that Bastian Schweinsteiger will recover from an ankle injury but he is without Thiago Alcántara (ankle), Javi Martínez (groin) and Mario Götze (ankle).CSKALeonid Slutski, coachThe Bayern team today is very different to that of last season. With the new coach they have fresh ideas and strategies. However, the players remain the same and they are some of the best in the world. You just have to look at how impressive they were in the Super Cup against Chelsea.It’s disappointing to be without Dzagoev but we must be flexible in these situations. It will be tough, playing against one of the best teams in the world, but we will give everything. They are a team of extraordinary players who like to play attacking football and it’s only a matter of time before they adapt to Guardiola’s philosophy.Weekend resultSaturday: CSKA 1-0 FC Rostov (Bazelyuk 70)Akinfeev; Schennikov, Ignashevich, V Berezutski, Nababkin; Wernbloom, Dzagoev (Cauņa 79), Honda, Tošić (Zuber 46); Vitinho (Bazelyuk 69), Musa. • Konstantin Bazelyuk marked his league debut with a goal that extended CSKA’s winning streak to four games. It was the 20-year-old’s fourth goal in three games having struck three for Russia U21s during the international break.Team newsDzagoev and Zoran Tošić will play no part in Munich after picking up injuries against Rostov. Rasmus Elm, Mário Fernandes, Mark González and Seydou Doumbia are other absentees.Match fact• CSKA’s previous two visits to Germany came in the UEFA Champions League group stage and each time they lost – 3-2 at Hamburger SV in 2006/07 and 3-1 to VfL Wolfsburg in 2009/10, when Dzagoev scored their goal – although they did win both Moscow meetings.last_img read more

Masters 2019: Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau hit holes-in-one during final round

first_imgA hole-in-one is rare. A hole-in-one at the Masters? Even more unlikely. But two holes-in-one on the same hole in the final round of the Masters? Well, that’s just impossible — or so we thought.That crazy feat occured on Sunday morning as both Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas hit aces at hole No. 16. The hole-in-one was the first of his career and the 28th in Masters history.Jumping for joy! @b_dechambeau cards his first ever hole-in-one. pic.twitter.com/rR5RX4AnbH— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019But if a single hole-in-one doesn’t make your socks go up and down, Thomas delivered an encore performance just three hours later on the same hole. Thomas’ shot took nearly the same path on the green as DeChambeau’s, as a more subdued Thomas passed out a few high-fives. The ace moved Thomas three shots back of the leader.. @justinthomas34 aces No. 16 #themasters pic.twitter.com/ypueubdkSY— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Thomas’ ace was the 29th in Masters history and 22nd at hole No. 16. Charley Hoffman had the most recent hole-in-one at 16, occuring last year. TIGER TRACKER: Live updates, highlights from Sunday’s Round 4DeChambeau got things started at the par-3, 170-yard hole by hitting his shot to the right side of the green before the ball found a slope and trickled into the hole. A jubilant and jumping DeChambeau needed a bit of an emotional boost after shooting an opening round 66 to tie him for the lead, one which quickly vanished as he shot a 75 and 73 on Friday and Saturday.last_img read more

NBA playoffs schedule 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels for every series

first_imgThrow the words “load management” out the window. The 2019 NBA playoffs are here.The race to the NBA Finals began April 13, and it’s been a wild ride ever since. The Warriors made their way through the West side of the bracket, and the Raptors knocked off the top-seeded Bucks in the East.   (SN Illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3/a7/nba-playoff-bracket-2019-finals-ftrjpg_gsmlx0m6tqtn123yk70q2oab4.jpg?t=-231214086&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Watch the NBA playoffs live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 2019 NBA Finals will begin May 30 and end no later than June 16.Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2019 NBA playoffs, including postseason matchups and series-by-series TV schedules.LIVE: Today’s NBA scores, updates, TV schedule2019 NBA playoffs bracket NBA playoffs 2019: TV channels, live streamTV: ESPN, ABC, TNT, NBA TVStream: Watch ESPN | Watch TNT | fuboTV (free trial)Live scores: SN ScoreboardThe 2019 NBA playoffs broadcasts will be split between ESPN and TNT once again, about 40 games apiece. First- and second-round games are scattered across both networks, including several primetime matchups on ABC, the flagship station to ESPN.TNT owns exclusive broadcast rights to the Eastern Conference finals, and ESPN covers the Western Conference finals. Every game during the NBA Finals will be shown exclusively on ABC.The primary outlets for live-streaming 2019 NBA playoff games are Watch ESPN and Watch TNT, both available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial (TNT only).Of course, the acclaimed “Inside the NBA” studio crew — host Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith — presides over TNT broadcasts. TNT will deploy broadcast tandems as such: Marv Albert with analyst Chris Webber; Kevin Harlan with analyst Reggie Miller; Brian Anderson with analyst Kevin McHale; and Spero Dedes with analyst Greg Anthony.For games on ESPN and ABC, the network’s “NBA Countdown” crew of Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce and Stan Van Gundy leads off the broadcasts. ESPN’s primary broadcast is Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson.NBA FINALS PREVIEW:Predicting Warriors vs. Raptors seriesNBA playoffs schedule, series resultsNBA Finals schedule(1) Warriors vs. (2) RaptorsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 30Raptors 118, Warriors 109Raptors lead 1-0June 2Warriors 109, Raptors 104Series tied 1-1June 5Raptors 123, Warriors 109Raptors lead 2-1June 7Raptors 105, Warriors 92Raptors lead 3-1June 10Warriors 106, Raptors 105Raptors lead 3-2June 13Game 6 at Golden State9 p.m. ET (ABC/TSN)June 16*Game 7 at Toronto8 p.m. ET (ABC/SN1)(*if necessary)Western Conference finals results(1) Warriors vs. (3) Trail BlazersDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 14Warriors 116, Trail Blazers 94Warriors lead 1-0May 16Warriors 114, Trail Blazers 111Warriors lead 2-0May 18Warriors 110, Trail Blazers 99Warriors lead 3-0May 20Warriors 119, Trail Blazers 117Warriors win series 4-0Eastern Conference finals results(1) Bucks vs. (2) RaptorsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 15Bucks 108, Raptors 100Bucks lead 1-0May 17Bucks 125, Raptors 103Bucks lead 2-0May 19Raptors 118, Bucks 112Bucks lead 2-1May 21Raptors 120, Bucks 102Series tied 2-2May 23Raptors 105, Bucks 99Raptors lead 3-2May 25Raptors 100, Bucks 94Raptors win series 4-2Eastern Conference second round results(1) Bucks vs. (4) CelticsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 28Game 1 at MilwaukeeCeltics lead 1-0April 30Game 2 at MilwaukeeSeries tied 1-1May 3Game 3 at BostonBucks lead 2-1May 6Game 4 at BostonBucks lead 3-1May 8Game 5 at MilwaukeeBucks win series 4-1(2) Raptors vs. (3) 76ersDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 27Game 1 at TorontoRaptors lead 1-0April 29Game 2 at TorontoSeries tied 1-1May 2Game 3 at Philadelphia76ers lead 2-1May 5Game 4 at PhiladelphiaSeries tied 2-2May 7Game 5 at TorontoRaptors lead 3-2May 9Game 6 at PhiladelphiaSeries tied 3-3May 12Game 7 at TorontoRaptors win series 4-3Western Conference second round results(1) Warriors vs. (4) RocketsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 28Game 1 at Golden StateWarriors lead 1-0April 30Game 2 at Golden StateWarriors lead 2-0May 4Game 3 at HoustonWarriors lead 2-1May 6Game 4 at HoustonSeries tied 2-2May 8Game 5 at Golden StateWarriors lead 3-2May 10Game 6 at HoustonWarriors win series 4-2(2) Nuggets vs. (3) Trail BlazersDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 29Game 1 at DenverNuggets lead 1-0May 1Game 2 at DenverSeries tied 1-1May 3Game 3 at PortlandTrail Blazers lead 2-1May 5Game 4 at PortlandSeries tied 2-2May 7Game 5 at DenverNuggets lead 3-2May 9Game 6 at PortlandSeries tied 3-3May 12Game 7 at DenverTrail Blazers win series 4-3Eastern Conference first round results(1) Bucks vs. (8) PistonsDateMatchupResultsApril 14Game 1 at MilwaukeeBucks lead 1-0April 17Game 2 at MilwaukeeBucks lead 2-0April 20Game 3 at DetroitBucks lead 3-0April 22Game 4 at DetroitBucks win series 4-0(2) Raptors vs. (7) MagicDateMatchupResultsApril 13Game 1 at TorontoMagic lead 1-0April 16Game 2 at TorontoSeries tied 1-1April 19Game 3 at OrlandoRaptors lead 2-1April 21Game 4 at OrlandoRaptors lead 3-1April 23Game 5 at TorontoRaptors win series 4-1(3) 76ers vs. (6) NetsDateMatchupResultsApril 13Game 1 at PhiladelphiaNets lead 1-0April 15Game 2 at PhiladelphiaSeries tied 1-1April 18Game 3 at Brooklyn76ers lead 2-1April 20Game 4 at Brooklyn76ers lead 3-1April 23Game 5 at Philadelphia76ers win series 4-1(4) Celtics vs. (5) PacersDateMatchupResultsApril 14Game 1 at BostonCeltics lead 1-0April 17Game 2 at BostonCeltics lead 2-0April 19Game 3 at IndianaCeltics lead 3-0April 21Game 4 at IndianaCeltics win series 4-0Western Conference first round results(1) Warriors vs. (8) Clippers DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Golden StateWarriors lead 1-0April 15Game 2 at Golden StateSeries tied 1-1April 18Game 3 at Los AngelesWarriors lead 2-1April 21Game 4 at Los AngelesWarriors lead 3-1April 24Game 5 at Golden StateWarriors lead 3-2April 26Game 6 at Los AngelesWarriors win series 4-2(2) Nuggets vs. (7) SpursDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Denver Spurs lead 1-0April 16Game 2 at DenverSeries tied 1-1April 18Game 3 at San AntonioSpurs lead 2-1April 20Game 4 at San AntonioSeries tied 2-2April 23Game 5 at DenverNuggets lead 3-2April 25Game 6 at San AntonioSeries tied 3-3April 27Game 7 at DenverNuggets win series 4-3(3) Trail Blazers vs. (6) ThunderDateMatchupResultsApril 14Game 1 at PortlandTrail Blazers lead 1-0April 16Game 2 at PortlandTrail Blazers lead 2-0April 19Game 3 at Oklahoma CityTrail Blazers lead 2-1April 21Game 4 at Oklahoma CityTrail Blazers lead 3-1April 23Game 5 at PortlandTrail Blazers win series 4-1(4) Rockets vs. (5) JazzDateMatchupResultsApril 14Game 1 at HoustonRockets lead 1-0April 17Game 2 at HoustonRockets lead 2-0April 20Game 3 at UtahRockets lead 3-0April 22Game 4 at UtahRockets lead 3-1April 24Game 5 at HoustonRockets win series 4-1last_img read more

Željezničar is the best BiH club, Barcelona and Real Madrid still at the top

first_imgWeb site Euroclubindex has published the new list of the best European clubs, and best ranked club from BiH is Željezničar.Željezničar is at 237 place with 1854 points, Sarajevo at 262 place with 1790 points, and Borac from Banja Luka is at 299 place with 1665 points.The best clubs of Europe are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund.last_img

Wellington volleyball team beats Clearwater powerhouse; sweeps double dual in Mulvane

first_img 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 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 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 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. 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 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — How big of win was it? Well, historically speaking the Wellington varsity volleyball team has never had much luck with Clearwater. When asked the last time Wellington beat Clearwater in volleyball nobody could really answer the question.But the new answer is Tuesday night. The Lady Dukes beat Clearwater in Mulvane 17-25, 25-15, 25-23.Earlier in the day, Wellington beat the host Mulvane 23-25, 25-23, 25-14.The Crusaders are now 8-4. And that’s another stat worth noting. This may be the first time in years or ever that the Crusaders have a winning record at this juncture of the season.As always Wellington head volleyball coach was pleased but not completely satisfied.Against Mulvane she said:“Not our best performance but we came out with a win. Missed serves killed us. We have to stop giving teams points they don’t have to earn. We finally started to pick it up in the third game. Happy for the win!”And against Clearwater:“Much happier with our performance vs Clearwater. However, we still didn’t play to our fullest potential. We played well the second/third game.  We had some great scrappy plays and some very exciting plays. It was a fun game to watch.”Here is another thought to ponder. When was the last time Wellington beat a Class 4A ranked opponent? Well, that would be against Wichita Trinity in the season opener. But opening week is a little bit of an anomaly. Let’s rephrase the question. When was the last time the Crusaders beat a Class 4A ranked opponent in the middle of September?Clearwater is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest Class 4A- Div. 2 poll. This poll came out on Sept. 10 and a new one is expected today. The Indians were 2-0 at the time of the Sept. 10 poll.Wellington continues to play strong opponents. Rose Hill is ranked No. 5 and McPherson is ranked No. 6 in the Class 4A Div. 1, which is Wellington’s classification.Andale, a team Wellington has yet to play, is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Div. 2. Clearwater is 6 and Wichita Trinity is No. 7.The full Class 4A poll is as follows:Class 4A – Division 11. Bishop Miege 1-1 (1)2. Topeka-Hayden 3-0 (3)3. Louisburg 4-1 (2)4. Andover Central 8-0 (9)5. Rose Hill 2-0 (4)6. McPherson 7-1 (6)7. Wamego 0-0 (7)8. Abilene 3-0 (8)9. Basehor-Linwood 8-2 (NR)10. Ulysses 6-0 (10)Class 4A – Division 21. Clay Center 2-0 (1)2. Andale 8-0 (2)3. Holton 4-0 (3)4. Jefferson West 6-1 (4)5. Frontenac 2-0 (5)6. Clearwater 2-0 (7)7. Wichita Trinity Academy 4-2 (8)8. Colby 1-1 (9)9. Pratt 7-3 (NR)10. Royal Valley 4-3 (NR)Wellington will travel to the Chaparral Invitational on Saturday, before hosting its second triangular of the season when Circle and Wichita Collegiate come to town next Tuesday at 5 p.m.•••••In junior varsity volleyball action:Wellington over Mulvane25-1725-15 Wellington over Chaparral25-1925-15“Junior varsity and varsity came out with two wins tonight,” Widen said. “It’s a good night for Wellington volleyball! Varsity is going to take this confidence into the tournament in Chaparral this weekend!”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, March 8, 2016•3:15 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•6:13 a.m. Michael L. Mills, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•6:40 a.m. Henry C. Page, 70, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•7:03 a.m. Nicholas S. Ybarra, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:16 a.m. Filiberto Ramirez, 32, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for wrong way on a one way and no valid driver’s license.•7:20 a.m. Julie I. Jennings, 49, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:40 a.m. Libby L. Driver, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:55 a.m. Pamela M. Kendrick, 50, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 30 mph in a 20 mph school zone.•11:50 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Richard P. Brown, 80, Wichita, and fixed objects owned by Dillons, Wellington.•12:04 p.m. Officers took a report of animal cruelty in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•12:34 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stimulant, possession drug paraphernalia and endangering a child in the Wellington by nown suspect.•1:48 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:01 p.m.  Amber E. Burden 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of stimulant, possession drug paraphernalia and endangering a child.•8:42 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 200 block S. Ridge Road, Wellington.•11:34 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:34 p.m. Dustin O. Toothman, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.last_img read more