Producers Asked To Secure Disaster Assistance This Month

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by September 30.Congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date.Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.The Budget Control Act passed by Congress in 2011 requires USDA to implement reductions of 7.3 percent to the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2014. However, producers seeking LFP support who have scheduled appointments with their local FSA office before Oct. 1, even if the appointment occurs after Oct.1, will not see reductions in the amount of disaster relief they receive.USDA is encouraging producers to register, request an appointment or begin a Livestock Forage Disaster Program application with their county FSA office before Oct. 1, 2014, to lock in the current zero percent sequestration rate. As an additional aid to qualified producers applying for LFP, the Farm Service’s Agency has developed an online registration that enables farmers and ranchers to put their names on an electronic list before the deadline to avoid reductions in their disaster assistance. This is an alternative to visiting or contacting the county office. To place a name on the Livestock Forage Disaster Program list online, visit who already contacted the county office and have an appointment scheduled need do nothing more.“In just four months since disaster assistance enrollments began, we’ve processed 240,000 applications to help farmers and ranchers who suffered losses,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Eligible producers who have not yet contacted their local FSA office should stop by or call their local FSA office, or sign up online before Oct. 1 when congressionally mandated payment reductions take effect. This will ensure they receive as much financial assistance as possible.”last_img read more

Nripen Kalita Takes the Top Spot at PSPB Half Marathon-2019

first_imgGUWAHATI: The 4th edition of PSPB Half Marathon held on Sunday at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Nripen Kalita, An employee of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is the winner of the PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) family at the PSPB Half Marathon-2019. Nripen hails from Hahara village of Kamrup district and he is the son of Lt Phaniram Kailta and Lt Bhabani Kalita. He was awarded prize money of Rs. 50,000. This is stated in a release. Also Read: Mini Marathon Flagged off To Mark Assam Police Day CelebrationAlso Watch: Frustrated Villagers under Raha constituency construct bamboo bridge for movementlast_img

Men’s soccer shuts down MU Golden Eagles 2-0

first_imgDefenseman Eric Conklin scored the Badgers\’ first goal in the soccer team\’s 2-0 win over Marquette.[/media-credit]In a strong defensive matchup, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team defeated in-state rival Marquette 2-0 at the McClimon Soccer Complex Wednesday.Both teams entered the game coming off impressive wins over ranked teams, but it was Wisconsin that was able to walk away with the victory and shutout.The Badgers took command of the game right away, controlling the ball and keeping the Golden Eagles’ defense busy. While the Badgers kept up the pace and created a few scoring situations, the game soon became nothing but defense. During the first half, neither team managed to get the ball in the goal.Marquette came out strong in the second half. The pace of the game fell under control of the Golden Eagles, but the Badgers defense continued to do its job. While Marquette had six corner kicks overall, Wisconsin did not allow the Golden Eagles to score.The pace of the game shifted back into the Badgers’ control with defenseman Eric Conklin scoring the game’s first goal in the 69th minute.“My job is to seal the play, and I kind of anticipated the ball popping out,” Conklin said of his goal. “I think it skimmed someone’s head. So I brought it down, first touch, and started dribbling towards the goal, looking for guys that were open. The other team’s defenders let me dribble the all the way through and then I passed it to the far post. It felt great. I had a goal against Northwestern, but scoring a point in front of the home crowd is even better.”Again the game became nothing but a defensive brawl, but Wisconsin finally had another chance to score and took advantage. Midfielder Jon Rzepka scored his first goal ever in the 85th minute of the game off an assist from forward Scott Lorenz, giving the Badgers a 2-0 lead and all but securing the win.For Rzepka, the goal had a special meaning in addition to his first career score.“I started at the back post, top of the 18 and there was a guy on me, but I shook him off so I was free,” Rzepka said. “[Lorenz] played a great ball at the top, and I just had to get my foot out. It felt amazing because it was my first goal ever. So I’m going to dedicate it to my grandma.”Rzepka’s goal was not the only first of the game.Goalkeeper Ryan Vint made his first ever start and was able to shut out the Golden Eagles. Due to an injury, starting goalkeeper Alex Horwath suffered in the game against Northwestern, it was not decided until half an hour before the game who would get the start.“[Horwath] was a game-time decision and usually he can play through stuff,” Vint said. “I just came ready. I was mentally ready and I was physically ready to back him up.”Vint finally got his turn to show what he could do..“It felt great, just getting out there and getting the first one under your belt is always good,” Vint said. “I was a little nervous to be honest, but you know you just got to settle down and take a deep breath and just go out and play the game.”Although he was in goal, Vint does not take all the credit for shutout. He lauded the defensive effort that allowed only nine shots. Vint only had to make one save in the shutout.“Our defense played awesome. I owe the shutout to the defense,” Vint added. “I didn’t have to face too many shots and I owe it to them.”Coming off a win Sunday against No. 16 Northwestern, Wisconsin gained a lot of confidence, but head coach Todd Yeagley did not want to underestimate Marquette, which also obtained a win against Georgetown.Overall, Yeagley was pleased with his team’s performance.“I think we feel like we are working on and improving on different areas of the game. … On both sides of the ball we’re working on a lot of reps in the attacking third, trying to get guys sharper on the goal,” Yeagley said. “The organization, I thought, from the first whistle was good defensively. We limited their quality of chances.”Yeagley was also looking to control the pace of the game, which, overall, the Badgers succeeded in doing.“We wanted to be the aggressor and push the game and keep the speed and flow going,” Yeagley said. “I think [Marquette] looked to slow it down. In the second half I think Marquette started to get a little rhythm, but good teams will do that. Teams will have stretches, but we have to be organized and fight through it and get back to being the aggressor and we did that. I think we could have walked away with several more goals and that’s a good thing. We’re still creating some very dangerous opportunities.”As far as getting the shutout, Vint could not have put it better himself.“It felt awesome,” Vint said. “There’s nothing better than that. Having the team get a win is perfect.”last_img read more

Russia 2018: Eagles Thrash Algeria 3-1, Extend Lead

first_imgAnother defensive blunder cost Algeria again three minutes before the break when John Obi Mikel doubled the lead in bizarre fashion. The midfielder thought he was offside when he was picked out by a through pass. He dithered for a second before realising that he was actually onside, firing low into the net.Algeria, boasting Leicester City’s duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, were guilty of spurning some clear-cut chances in the first half, with Nabil Bentaleb volleying over the bar with the goal at his mercy and Saphir Taider going close with an angled shot.However, Algeria pulled a goal back in the 67th minute, when Nabil Bentaleb smashed home an unstoppable scorcher from distance.Man of the match Moses put the game beyond the North Africans in stoppage time, when he fired home off a low cross by substitute Ahmed Musa.The outcome of this game could have been a lot different had the visitors made the most of two clear-cut chances in the first half.First, Nabil Bentaleb threw away a sitter from inside the Nigeria box when the easier thing was for him to score after 36 minutes. And minutes later, Riyad Mahrez came close to getting on the score sheet, but his shot from inside the box missed the target narrowly with the Nigeria defence at his mercy.When Algeria pulled a goal back they pegged their hosts in their own half of the pitch with the dangerous Yacine Brahimi and Riyad Mahrez in full charge of the midfield.However Moses turned up at the death to give Ngeria victory and a healthy margin at the top of their group.Nigeria are in pole position to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they lie on top of Group B with six points from two games, four clear of Cameroon who could not beat Zambia at home.Veteran striker Collins Mbesuma gave Zambia the lead with a close-range finish after 34 minutes but Vincent Aboubakar converted a penalty on the stroke of halftime to secure a share of spoils.Zambia and Algeria both have a solitary point, with the latter facing an uphill climb to stay in contention for a World Cup berth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Demola Ojo with agency reportsChelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored the goals as Nigeria’s Super Eagles move four points clear on top of their World Cup qualifying group with a 3-1 win over a star-studded Algerian side n Uyo yesterday. Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Zambia yesterday, leaving them in second place with two points. Zambia and Algeria have a point apiece after two matches.Moses put the Super Eagles in front after 26 minutes with a low shot from inside the area after Hicham Belkaroui failed to clear the danger.last_img read more

MORNING WRAP: Shohei Ohtani big concern for Angels; Clayton Kershaw ageless in season debut

first_imgPac-12 football players release demands in letter to conference— Adam Grosbard (@AdamGrosbard) August 2, 2020 TWO: Clayton Kershaw finally made his season debut on Sunday, and it couldn’t of gone much better for the 32-year-old, going 5 2/3 shutout innings with six strikeouts as the Dodgers went on to beat Arizona 3-0.Next up: Dodgers at Padres, tonight, 6:10 p.m. Welcome back, Kersh!— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 2, 2020Clayton Kershaw said: “It was fun. I missed it. It was hard to miss Opening Day. I didn’t know how long it was going to take for my back to get better. It was awesome just to be back out there and get a win. It felt good.”Clayton Kershaw: still good.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 3, 2020THREE: With six games to go, any Lakers win or Clippers loss wraps up the Western Conference and home court advantage in the NBA playoffs. But what does it mean exactly when every game is played in the Orlando bubble?Next up: Lakers vs. Utah, tonight, 6 p.m.What Lebron James said: “Clinching the one seed, is there an advantage here? There’s not much of a home court advantage here. But we worked hard to be the No. 1 team in the West … we got this far, so we might as well try to figure it out and close it off the right way.”“Clinching the one seed — is there an advantage here?”The Lakers are closing in on the top seed in the West. What the NBA has done to make home court advantage meaningful, and how those efforts still fall short of the real thing:— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) August 2, 2020FOUR: Rams reporter Kevin Modesti explains what the opening day of training camp in Thousand Oaks will be like Monday for coach Sean McVay and players in a newly erected tent that will allow social distancing.Sean McVay said: “I know our players and coaches are really champing at the bit to even get in here, where we can meet with the players in person .It’ll be newer challenges, things we’ve never navigated before.”New: Sign of the times for the #Rams. When they open training camp tomorrow, it’ll be the first time Sean McVay talks to his 2020 team face to face. @ocregister @LADailyNews @insidesocalspts— Kevin Modesti (@KevinModesti) August 3, 2020FIVE: Players from the Pac-12 penned a letter in The Players’ Tribune seeking several demands before reporting to camp or playing games. Find out what the players were asking and where it goes from here.The Players of the Pac-12 will opt-out of fall camp and game participation due to COVID-19 and other serious concerns unless the conference guarantees in writing to protect and benefit both scholarship athletes and walk-ons. #WeAreUnited— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 2, 2020 The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newslettersMONDAY, AUG. 3ONE: Could it get any worse for the Angels? Not only do they blow a lead and lose to the Astros 6-5 in 11 innings, but their star prospect, Shohei Ohtani, was roughed up in the second inning, and then complained of discomfort in his arm, and was sent for an MRI. Columnist Jim Alexandered wondered: “Whatever the result of that diagnostic test, then, the other challenge ultimately will be to get Ohtani through the mental aspect of this.”Next up: Angels at Mariners, Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Shaquille O’Neal, Lakers, Hollywood were meant to be

first_imgJerry West heard all the gloomy chatter throughout the summer of 1996. When it came to Shaquille O’Neal, agents and others around the NBA goaded the then-Lakers executive, saying, “You guys aren’t going to get him.”The 7-foot-1 center was already one of the game’s best in the middle, having guided the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals two years earlier. As unstoppable as he was entertaining, O’Neal had averaged at least 23 points and 11 rebounds in each of his first four seasons.“He was a Hall of Fame player when he was in Orlando,” West said.When O’Neal is inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, alongside Allen Iverson and Yao Ming, the entirety of his 19-year career will be celebrated. He spent fruitful years in Miami, winning a title in 2006 and late in his career bounced from the Heat to Phoenix, then Cleveland and Boston. However, O’Neal’s career will always be defined by the eight seasons in Los Angeles, three resulting in championships. It was an era fraught with drama, but defined by success.“There’s certain players that belong in certain cities,” West said.Already juggling rap and film projects with hoops, O’Neal might have outgrown Orlando by the mid-’90s.When Hollywood called, Mr. West was on the line.“Before basketball was as global as it is, the Lakers were the team,” former Lakers forward Robert Horry said. “Everybody wanted to be there. And Shaq got there and took them back to the glory days. And that’s how he’s going to be remembered.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Twenty years after O’Neal first arrived, it’s easy to minimize the nip-and-tuck pursuit that predated three championships, O’Neal’s Most Valuable Player award, the schism between him and Kobe Bryant and the statue that will be erected at Staples Center later this year.After the 1996 offseason, during which he traded for Bryant and wooed O’Neal, West was hospitalized and treated for exhaustion.“You put a lot of stress on yourself to accomplish things that people don’t think you can accomplish,” West said. “In the end, he made a decision that changed the course of this franchise for a number of years.”Unique talentO’Neal arrived in the NBA the No. 1 overall 1992 draft pick of the Magic and a year later was paired with guard Penny Hardaway, establishing an exciting foundation in one of the NBA’s newest markets. O’Neal was at his most athletic: running, blocking shots, ripping rims off backboards.“You can argue that, physically, those were his best years,” Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw said, “because nobody could get up and down the floor at that size and do the things that he could as a young player.”One familiar rival didn’t think O’Neal understood his own strength early in his career.“I think back then he didn’t know how dominant he was,” former Lakers and Kings center Vlade Divac said. “On the Lakers, he knew who he was and, for example, if they needed a score, he would ask for the ball or just make it. In Orlando, I don’t think he realized how good he was.”Shaw played with O’Neal and the Magic from 1994-96, including the 1995 NBA Finals when the Magic were swept by Houston and again from 2000-04 in L.A.The Finals loss loomed large for O’Neal.“He never wanted to feel that again,” Shaw said.O’Neal averaged 23.7 points and 10.9 points in 1,207 games, 514 with the Lakers. Those numbers ballooned in the title seasons of 2000-02. He averaged 29.9 points and 14.5 rebounds during the playoffs those seasons, earning three Finals MVP awards.O’Neal had learned how to harness his athleticism, to maximize his mountainous size and use the liberal rules of post play to his strength.“We’ve seen tall people,” West said, “but we’ve never seen someone with his body frame who was capable of doing things that he did. He was unique. We haven’t seen a player like him. Will we? Who knows.”O’Neal was never easy to defend, but Horry, who first played against O’Neal in college, at least had a strategy. Rather than go mano-a-mano with the bruising center, he would play off him and try to match his length and block shots.Then O’Neal got to the NBA and began to understand the powerful weapon that was his hulking frame.“He got to the point where he knew how to use that body and it was like, ‘Oh, I can’t do that,’ because he just got too big and too strong and too physical,” Horry said. “He learned how to move that big body, he was agile.”“I’ve never seen anyone that big move the way he did,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton, who was a rookie in 2004, O’Neal’s final season in Los Angeles.More than once, Walton found himself guarding O’Neal during scrimmages. With Walton at 6-foot-8, 230 pounds — “Which is a pretty good-sized person,” Walton said — O’Neal enjoyed a considerable advantage. O’Neal would instruct the other Lakers not to give Walton any help in the post.“It was literally like being a child,” Walton said. “There was nothing I could do but try to foul him and even trying to foul him most of the time he would still score. And then he’d eventually tell me and other players that if we fouled him, not only could we not get help, but if we fouled him he was going to punch us.”And if anyone knew about getting fouled, it was O’Neal, whose career 52.7 percent free-throw shooting made him the founding father of intentional fouling. Opponents, however, lament how often the strategy would backfire.“He started the whole Hack-A-Shaq, but some crucial times he would make those,” Divac said.The prevalence of hacking lousy free-throw shooters in the modern game harkens back to O’Neal, although former Portland Trail Blazers general manager Bob Whitsitt said it was different when teams, including his, went after O’Neal.“When you do Hack-A-Shaq on (Clippers center) DeAndre Jordan, big deal,” Whitsitt said. “He’s a nice player, but he’s not the MVP of the league.“You do something to upstage the MVP of the league, you’ll be shocked. You think they don’t have another gear but they tend to always have one more gear in that bag that you didn’t know about.”Whitsitt saw it firsthand when the Lakers rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Blazers in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference finals, sending O’Neal back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1995 and on his way to only the fifth three-peat in NBA history.Unselfish pranksterO’Neal’s buoyant personality is as much a part of his legacy as what he did on the court. He was always the prankster. Sending rookies such as Walton into blizzards to buy him headphones, dunking them in the ice bath, insisting they ditch their shirts and make snow angels on the tarmac.“He picked on us for sure,” Walton said, “but he let us know that if anyone messed with us he had our back on the court, so he was a lot of fun to play with.”When he went through the training program at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Reserve Academy, he used his teammates as stand-ins for perpetrators, practicing arrests, reciting the penal code.Refusing to participate in O’Neal’s antics typically resulted in an ultimatum. Shaw said O’Neal would twirl towels around his fists, fashioning makeshift boxing gloves and give teammates a choice: “Either do what I asked you to do or you deal with these fists.”The hazing, however, had a payoff.“Once you did it and did all that stuff for him,” Shaw said, “he would do anything and everything for you.”Lakers players, coaches and trainers were all rewarded with Rolex watches when O’Neal received an $88 million contract extension in 2000.“So it went both ways,” Shaw said. “He was very, very generous.”Horry called O’Neal “a real teammate.”“Nobody talks about how unselfish he was,” Horry said, “because the rift between him and Kobe comes down to whose team is it and that kind of (stuff), but he was all about winning. … Just everybody that’s played with him adored him.”With one very notable exception.Feuding duoIssues between O’Neal and Bryant percolated under the veneer of success, which confounded Horry. A pair of top players is key to a run of championships but, with the wrong personalities, can ultimately be toxic, as the Lakers learned.The bickering between O’Neal and Bryant was constant and shots were lobbed through the press. But the on-court result was so productive.When Bryant first arrived, he was a brash teenager. O’Neal was an established star.“It was clear who our best player was at that time,” West said. “It was Shaquille O’Neal. Until Kobe started to play the game at a level few have played, there was clearly a pecking order.”West left in 2000 to run the Memphis Grizzlies’ front office and said, “I didn’t see the rest of the spiral downward.”After the loaded 2003-04 Lakers failed to win a title, despite the arrival of aging Hall of Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton, the time came for the Lakers to choose between O’Neal and Bryant.“The owner wanted him gone, so he was gone,” West said.On July 14, 2004, the Lakers traded O’Neal to Miami for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler, Brian Grant and a draft pick, bringing an end to O’Neal’s time in Los Angeles and the culmination of the dynasty built by West.With the Heat, O’Neal’s numbers steadily declined. Even though he averaged 20 points and 9.2 rebounds in 2005-06, he had clearly slid into the role of Robin to Dwyane Wade’s Batman, a flip-flop in job descriptions that Bryant had so strongly desired.In Miami, “he kind of just wasn’t the Shaq that I watched for so many years and played with for so many years,” Horry said.He wondered what damage the trade did to O’Neal’s psyche.“If you look at him, as soon as he left the Lakers he gained more weight, he wasn’t that dominant force, he wasn’t as agile as he used to be,” Horry said. “There were a lot of things that were going on that wasn’t Shaq-like.”None of that undid what O’Neal accomplished throughout his career and, especially, with the Lakers.Twenty years after luring O’Neal to L.A., West will be in Springfield this weekend for the Hall of Fame ceremony.“I don’t know anyone I had more fun with than him,” West said. “And to this day, he and I have, I think, a great friendship.”That’s the thing he didn’t necessarily know he was getting back in 1996.The basketball player? That was, what else? A slam dunk.“He wasn’t going to be anything but a Hall of Fame player or one of the greatest players to ever play the game,” West said. “Period.”last_img read more

Wellington 8th grade boys and girls go into Pioneer League Tournaments as top seeds

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 (2) 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 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Catfish Charlie · 340 weeks ago Go Knights. Bring home the hardware. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Yeah · 340 weeks ago Congrats Middle school. You are all doing fantastic. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago 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 comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Middle School basketball teams are about to embark on the year-end Pioneer League basketball tournaments this Saturday.Both the Wellington eighth grade boys and girls basketball teams will be No. 1 seeds in their respective tournaments. The Wellington seventh grade boys and girls basketball teams will be No. 4 seeds in their respective tournaments. See brackets here: 7th Grade tournament bracketEighth grade tournament bracketThe eighth grade teams travel to Mulvane, while the seventh grades go to Winfield. The eight team tournaments are single elimination and run Saturday, Monday and Thursday.Hopefully, the Wellington Knight teams will have the same success that they had in 2013 when three of the Wellington Middle School teams reached the championship game. Two of the teams, the seventh grade boys and girls, both won the tournament at the home gym.Wellington seventh grade girls won 34-24 over Winfield for the championship crown. The seventh grade boys beat Circle 42-34. The eighth grade girls lost to Rose Hill in 2013 41-26. Seventh gradeThe seventh grade boys and girls finished their regular seasons as well and go into Saturday the fourth seed out of eight teams.On Monday, Wellington seventh girls finished off with a 22-18 victory over Mulvane. Scoring for Wellington were: Chelsea Stewart 6 Ellie Buresh 6 Taryn Stoddard 4 Adrienne Norris 3 Jacelyn Buck 2 and Taylor Meyer 1.  There was no score available for the Wellington seventh boys.Wellington girls will open the tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. with a battle against Arkansas City, the fifth seed. If the Knights win then they will play the winner of #1 Circle vs. #8 Clearwater Monday at 5 p.m.The Wellington boys play host Winfield, the fifth seed, at 10:15 a.m. in the first round. If they were to win they would play Mulvane-Clearwater at 6:15 p.m. Monday.The seventh grade championship games are slated for Thursday with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m.•••••WMS wrestling The Wellington Midlde School wrestling team traveled to Valley Center to participate in a Saturday tournament.The tournament results for each Wellington wrestler and the placing are as follows:T. Schmidt 0-2 Did not place.90 – E. Kop 3-1 Third place.95 – D. Schmidt 2-1 Second place.100 – B. Sanders 1-2 Did not place.105 – N. Reyes 3-1 Third place.110 – M. Gould 0-2 Did not place.115 – K. Heacock 0-2 Did not place.120 – B. Bales 0-2 Did not place.127 – T. Hodson 0-2 Did not place.141 – B. Struble 0-2 Did not place.148 – A. Shoemann 2-2 fourth place.180 – D. Dickensen 0-3 fourth place.215 – G. Smith 1-2 Did not place.265 – M. McComb 2-1 Third place.center_img Eighth gradeBoth the boys and girls teams finished the regular season with 12-1 records. The eighth grade finished the regular season Monday with an impressive 44-22 victory over Mulvane.In that game, Wellington opened with a 16-7 lead and led 22-8 at the half. Avery Rusk had 22 points. Shayland French had 14, Mekenna Adams 4, Valerie Ast 2 and Abby Lowe 2.Wellington finished the year losing only to Rose Hill in December. Rose Hill will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament.The girls will open with No. 8 Clearwater at 1:15 p.m. in the first round on Saturday in Mulvane. If Wellington wins then it will play the winner of Winfield and Ark City on Monday at 6:15 p.m. The Pioneer League girls tournament championship will be at 5 p.m. in the Mulvane Middle School main gym.As far as the boys are concerned, there were no scores available from Monday’s game.Wellington will open as the No. 1 seed playing #8 Rose Hill at 1:15 p.m. in the first round.If the Knights win, then they will play the winner of El Dorado-Mulvane at 6:15 p.m. Monday. The Pioneer League boys tournament championship will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Mulvane Middle School main gym.last_img read more

Betty Cornett, 72, Wellington: Jan. 1, 1943 – Nov. 13, 2015

first_imgBetty CornettBetty Cornett died on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 72.Betty was born the daughter of John and Lois (Annen) Green on Friday, January 01, 1943 in Topeka.Many will remember Betty from her 30+ year career at Burlington Northern Sante Fe where she was one of just a few female trainmasters.Survivors include her son, Chris Cornett and his wife Michelle; granddaughters: Grace and Audrey Cornett all of Pryor, Oklahoma; sister, Luann Myers and her husband John of Wellington; niece, Lori Dow of Las Vegas, Nevada; niece, Jami Erbert and her husband Doug of Omaha, Nebraska; great-nephews: Collin Dow, Logan Dow, Taylor Dow; great-niece, Emily Erbert; great-nephew, Nick Erbert and cousins: Marie Alkire and her husband Mern of Mesa, Arizona and Margaret Murdock of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunt and uncle, Louise and Bob Thompson.The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, November 20, 2015 with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November, 20, 2015 both in the chapel of the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.Memorial Funds have been established in her loving memory to the Mission Thrift Shop or Wellington Humane Society. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Marine Patrol Saves Three Men from Capsized Boat Off Broward Coast

first_imgThe three men were sitting on top of their overturned boat, and were pulled to safety individually.According to deputies, the boat capsized as a result of the high winds and 4-to-5-foot sea conditions.All three of the men were wearing life jackets and did not report any injuries.Officials are advising boaters to have the proper safety equipment on board before going into the water, and to be aware of weather conditions and other potential hazards. Deputies rescued three men off the coast of South Florida earlier this week, after their fishing boat capsized.Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Miranda Grossman says marine and aviation patrol deputies received a distress call on Tuesday night about a mile off Pompano Beach.When deputies arrived, they spotted the men flashing a light toward the shore.Marine patrol units navigated through the rough waters and located the stranded boaters with help from deputies searching in the air.last_img read more