South Haven teams win, Caldwell girls, Oxford boys victorious

first_imgScoring: Oxford – Derek Williams 3, Gage Burkes 21, Dexter Norris 1, Carson Crain 6, Oggie Shimkus 1, Colter Silhan 5, Timmie Catlin 1, Alex Jones 15, Garret Kennedy 18. CVD – Sweaney 2, Boatman 2, Ames 25, Hollingshed 12, Helphingstine 3, Massey 6 3 PT FG- Oxford: Burkes 2, CVD: Ames 2, Hollingshed 1, Helphingstine 1, Massey 1 Caldwell 76 Sedan 42The Bluejays roared to a 17-13 first quarter lead and led 36-27 at the half in this high-scoring affair.Kambree York scored 28 points for Caldwell.Caldwell: Ty Issacs 14, Te. Issacs 2, Rice 7, Ward 4, S. York 2, K. York 28, Lebeda 6, Arnold 8, Arnett 5. Totals: 26 (3) 15-23 76. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven basketball teams swept their opponents. Oxford, Argonia and Caldwell were also in action Friday night…Girls: South Haven 52 West Elk 25South Haven kept its winning streak going with a rather easy win against West Elk. Asthon Barlow led South Haven with 12 and Launa White had 11.South Haven:  10  21  13  08—52West Elk:  05  10  05  05—25South Haven scoring:  Barlow 12, White 11, K. Tanner 9, Harris 8, P. Turek 6, Jacobs 4, Parks 2 Flinthills 50 Argonia 17. South Haven 50 West Elk 34South Haven used a 22-3 output in the second quarter to put the Patriots away.Scoring for South Haven: Lowe 6, Harris 2, Cully 3, Showman 20, Byers 6, Schuster 6, Ray 5, Moreland 2. Totals 19 (3) 9-18 50.West Elk was led by Loudermilk with 8. Boys: Oxford 71 CV-Dexter 50Quote from Oxford head boys coach Kyle Green: About as complete a game as we have played in a while. I was very proud of our kids. Garret Kennedy played well, finished inside and did a great job of posting and working inside. Our guards did a great job of getting him the ball. Gage Burkes and Alex Jones played well, they hunted great shots out of our offense and just played well. Overall it was a good team effort, our kids play hard and that’s all I can ask for. I was very proud of the way they played tonight. We are 9-4 on the year now, 4-0 in the SCBL, and we will get ready for Argonia on the road Tuesday. FT: Oxford: 16/29, CVD: 13/19 Cedar Vale/Dexter 45 Oxford 29 The Spartans led for all four quarters.CV-Dexter: Stone 4, Berkley 11, Kuntz 2, Ames 2, Rhodd 6, Burdelk 4, Arthurton 10, Clapp 6. Total: 19 (0) 7-15 45.Oxford: Norris 8, Payne 11, Moore 2, Metz 1, Mets 2, Whitlock 5. Total: 10 (0) 9-18 29 Oxford 11 15 24 21 71CVD 6 17 14 13 50 Sedan 43 Caldwell 30 Caldwell scored 16 of its 30 points in the fourth quarter after going scoreless in the third.Scoring for Caldwell: Halling 2, Ward 6, Kendrick 8, Webster 6, York 2, Wencel 6. Totals 10 (6) 4-8. No score was available for Argonia vs. Flinthills. 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 commentslast_img read more

Help wanted: City of Wellington looking for a Sanitation Collector

first_imgThe City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Sanitation Collector involving refuse collection and requiring manual labor in all weather conditions.  High School graduate or GED.  Salary range is $9.53 to $13.82 DOQ.  Please apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com or to the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5 p.m., April 30, EOE, Drug-free workplace.last_img

Part 2: The rules have changed for the Wellington golf course since its heydays of the 1980s

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Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 241 weeks ago I do come play in Wellington about once a month from Wichita. I play all the Wichita courses and the Wellington course. It is a pretty decent course for sure. It is pretty much the only reason I ever even come to Wellington anymore. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 241 weeks ago $50,000 a year to keep it mowed? I’ll take that job! There’s no mowing service around that wouldn’t jump on a deal like that. So what needs to be done to turn it around and make it profitable? The competition is already in place. Businesses are still tight with their pocket books. And according to the article, fees seem to be about as high as they can go without turning people away. So what needs to be done? Fixing the fairy ring problem won’t turn it around. So something needs to be added to draw people here. But what? Something new. Something unique. Part one of the series mention something about having a kitchen and full bar. Would they be offering food daily? Or would the kitchen simply be used by those that rented the banquet room (also mentioned in Part 1)? A full bar will always attract some people. I’m not a golfer, and probably never will be. But what about a shuttle service during tournament weekends. It’s obvious that those who travel to play the course probably won’t want to stay in most of the local hotels. So that means they’ll be grouping up in hotels outside of Wellington. Why not offer a ride? Is there currently a “beer cart” service? What about a “food cart”? Have they thought about having one of the local restaurants come in and offer food for sale during busy tournaments? Maybe the city could change the laws on golf carts being used on the street. That would force some to rent a cart rather than drive their own to the course. Or how about a cart garage? Build a storage unit type building with individual compartments. Rent them out yearly for people to park their carts in. One issue I have with what Mr. Gill says is the part about 100 families moving out of town if the course closes. That’s akin to all those people that exclaim “if {enter least desirable presidential candidate here} wins the election, I’m moving to Canada!” Puuuullllease! A good friend of mine is a very avid golfer here in town. If it closed, yeah, he’d be upset and I would have to listen to him whine a lot. But he isn’t going to move. There are a lot more things that keep people here. And if the golf course is what literally keeps you here in Wellington, maybe you should pony up some donations to help keep it going! Report Reply 3 replies · active 241 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 241 weeks ago I would like to know the basis for the statement that 100 families would “probably” move out of town if there was no longer a golf course. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down faganlover · 241 weeks ago Wellington has a lot of problems to deal with right now. Losing the golf course would be another nail in the coffin. Perhaps stating 100 families would move from Wellington is on the high side, but definitely 50 families would. Further erosion of the tax base that is so desperately needed to keep the city afloat. Report Reply 1 reply · active 241 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down jeff · 241 weeks ago Golf is a toy, not a necessity. Let those who play with the toy PAY for the toy. This city needs to concentrate 100% on how it is going to survive, and return itself to a viable place for *anyone* to live and prosper, let alone “100” families who use the toy so much it is their personal priority for where they live. This city has distressing problems. Big, distressing problems. Golf is not – repeat, n-o-t – a distressing matter to 6,500 people trying to pay their utility bills, eat, and have a roof and a car and raise kids. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 241 weeks ago The WGC has never been self sufficient. When I was working for the city in the 70’s there was money budgeted for it every year, so I don’t know where they got that a one time it paid for itself. I do put in the same arena at the aquatic center, and Worden Park also and that makes it a quality of life thing. they need to support it and help it back to what it once was. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down jason · 241 weeks ago Well if the golf course cant pay for itself, raise the price to play, no tax dollars should be spent on a extra activity for some folks. If it shuts down let the 50 or 100 people move, because the golf course is not whats keeping them here. Its just an excuse they can use. Are schools are failing but we keep putting money into things that the city shouldn’t be. Report Reply 1 reply · active 241 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. 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 Steve Gill was a fixture at the Wellington Golf Club for 29 years.Part 2 of 3-part seriesby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — To say Steve Gill knows the Wellington Golf course is an under statement. The former golf manager was in charge of the grounds of the course for 29 years — from 1984 to 2012. Even before that, he helped his father Gerald, who was the course manager as Steve was growing up. He took a lot of pride over the years in the course and knew every inch of every green. The Wellington Golf Course is still a fine course, but he has seen some deterioration. There have also been some environmental issues that have caused problems. The course has been owned by the city for years, and there is discussion going on as to what the city’s financial participation should be. Gill hopes the course will return to its high standards, of course, and he said he is available for advice or any information he could give course or city officials. The course itself has been city owned for as long as anyone can remember. It was built in 1919 as a nine-hole course and was changed to an 18-hole course not long after that. There is no talk of changing that arrangement, but there has been a need expressed for continued, or even expanded, financial support from the city. Gill said there has been a change in the landscape over the years, and that is one reason the local course is struggling financially. The course was able to pay for itself through the 1970s and 1980s, and they even built up a nice reserve fund. In the mid 80s the city changed the arrangement from the golf course being part of the general fund to being in an enterprise fund. Gill said in the 70s and 80s the course was a money-making venture — with 35,000 or so rounds of golf being played each year. Wichita companies would have weekends here where they would bring customers for an outing. The landscape changed though, as other courses were built and competition for customers became more intense. Businesses also began cutting back when expenses like golf outings were no longer tax deductible. Those two factors together made the local golf course not as profitable, and the city has had to chip in to help make ends meet. According to city budget numbers, the city of Wellington puts in about $60,000 per year into the golf course. “In the 1980s, the game was growing rapidly,” Gill said. “A lot of facilities were being built but revenues exceeded expenses. But then in the 90s, the area became overbuilt with golf courses and businesses starting to cutback.” While the rounds of golf being played at Wellington were about 35,000 in the 80s, it was down to 22,000 by the time he retired in 2012. “There was a big paradigm shift in the number of rounds played,” Gill said. “More courses were being built with more bells and whistles. People were also not playing as much golf.” Gill hopes the course can be restored to its glory days of the 80s, and he said they seem to have a good plan as far as sales go. But he said there will have to be some money put into the course to even maintain what is there now. “When revenue was going good we bought good used equipment,” Gill said. “The irrigation system was put in about 1993 and it is aging.” Additionally there has always been good public support for the course. It was public support that created the unique greens that adorn the course now. They are raised slightly, which was popular when they were put in about 1960 which were converted from sand greens. It was a huge undertaking, but Wellington’s course became one of the most coveted in south-central Kansas. Gill said this makes it unique in the area and it makes it a bit challenging. It is a short course as far as yardage is concerned. But the raised greens made it more interesting to play. Gill always liked the fact that all kinds of people used the course. Golf is often associated with more wealthy people, but there have always been people from all economic levels playing at the course here. The course also has a lot of trees compared to other courses, and many of those were planted by Gerald Gill.•••••The golf’s future But now the course has reached another turning point. Gill sees the condition deteriorating, going from great to good. He believes the city will have to continue supporting the course for it to remain competitive. There are still a good number of people coming from out of town to play and it is popular with people in Wichita.There are other cities around that support their golf courses. Quail Ridge in Winfield, for instance, was developed around upscale housing and built for that purpose. Ponca City has a nice course that is also supported by the city. Gill said for the course to remain competitive with Quail Ridge, Ponca City and others, it will have to be maintained at a very high level. He used to walk around the course every day and find things to fix, and that is what it takes. The course recently had a problem with Fairy Ring, a fungus that attacks greens, and makes them not as attractive. There are also weeds creeping into the fairways. Gill said some might say the course is a waste of money, but he added that if the golf course were not there it would probably still cost the city $50,000 a year to keep it mowed. And, if the course closed you would probably have 100 families move out of town, lowering the tax base even more. He added that for years the golf course gradually increased its fees, cart rentals and other prices, but eventually you price yourself out of the market if you go too far.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Ed Trimmer: Why I voted no on this year’s Kansas budget

first_imgBy Ed Trimmer, Special to Sumner Newscow — On Thursday of last week, the Kansas House passed its update to the 2016 and 2017 budgets.  I voted NO for several reasons.  The budget only leaves a $6 million ending balance for 2016 and if revenues drop again, as they have for the past eight months, we will be in a deficit once again.  This budget does not fix the underlying causes of the revenue shortfall.  Here are some of the highlights or lowlights depending on how you see them.Ed TrimmerThe budget allows the bonding authority for the Kansas Department of Transportation to go from 18 to 19 percent.  While it does cap the Governor’s KDOT bonding authority, the 19 percent would allow for at least another $500 million in highway bonds.The Governor just bonded KDOT for $400 million with an interest only payment for the first ten years, because the state cannot afford to pay on the principle.  The public has been told that the bond money is for new projects, but in reality, there are only previously approved projects in the works and road maintenance has been significantly reduced. Our road contractors have had to go to other states to get resurfacing projects.  The new money is being transferred to the general fund, used to cover past transfers, or fund existing projects.  Covering a debt with an interest-bearing loan, when revenues are falling, is no way to run a business or a state.The bill allows the Governor to defer the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System payments for the third and fourth quarters of 2016.   The Legislature just sold $1 billion worth of bonds for the KPERS system last year.  I voted NO then, in regard to the bonding, and made the argument that the Governor would use the borrowed funds as an excuse not to make the statutory state payment.  I have been proven right because this year’s budget bill does just that.Again, we are using borrowed money to cover a budget deficit without doing anything to solve the root causes of the deficit.The budget gives the Governor unlimited power to make cuts, transfers and sweeps.  Normally most budget changes have to be approved by the Legislature.  The Governor can now change any part of the budget at any time.  Under this policy one might question the need for a legislature.I find it ironic that the Brownback, conservative majority in the legislature is willing to give away much of their power to the Governor and yet complain loudly when the Supreme Court renders a decision about school funding they don’t like, even though it was the state that appealed the case to the Supreme Court.The appropriations committee tried to throw out a few crumbs to specific groups to try to get legislators to vote for the budget or give them bad press if they did not.  The first of these gave certified corrections officers a 2.5% raise.   That may sound good but it is not likely to survive the entire budget process.  The Governor has also talked about using a high deductible insurance system for state workers to save money, so the raise would likely be offset by higher health care costs.Based on all of the bonding debt that has been incurred and budget issues looming in the future, the Governor could just as likely cut that raise from the bill either upon signing or after the election in November.  I supported an amendment to give corrections officers a 5 percent raise and lock box it from a governor’s sweep.  The amendment was defeated.The budget offered a $7.2 million dollar increase to the Parents as First Teachers program, a program that helps parents develop good parenting skills with very young children.  The bill would require parents who participate to be means tested which would limit eligibility and reduce enrollment in the program.In other words, the budget gives money to the program on one hand and takes it away with the other by limiting participation on which funding is based.  It would also pave the way for future cuts to the program instead of an increase.I have only mentioned a few of the problems with the budget bill.  I believe they alone are enough to justify my NO vote.  I believe as a state we can do better.  Since a compromise with the Senate’s budget bill will still have to be reached, the House bill is not the final draft of this year’s budget.Nevertheless, I am concerned about our state going so far into debt without fixing our revenue problem.  I believe our children and our grandchildren will be paying for this kind of budget mismanagement for years to come.Follow us on Twitter. 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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 234 weeks ago Sounds like the gov is trying to borrow his way out of debt. This is really no surprise, we really should be talking about how Kansas is going to pay back all this debt once Pastor Sam is gone. The roads will need to be fixed at a higher cost. KPERS will have to be made solvent with higher costs, thats if the republiecons even are going to try or let die. Our credit rating will sink. Just to many bad outcomes caused by these republiecan stooges. You voted for them, now reap the benefits. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 234 weeks ago Well, if Bernie wins the presidency everything will be alright. All states will be able to hop on a unicorn and get all the money they want from Bernie’s Magical Money Trees. “You voted for them, now reap the benefits.” Remember your words. They may come back to bite you. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 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. 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 commentslast_img read more

Wellington ‘Cruise-aders’ win easily over Mulvane

first_imgWellington girls 65 Mulvane 46 17 6 14 10 46 12 9 Wellington 69 Wellington boys 69 Mulvane 46 Mulvane: Melick 2, Haynes 6, Williams 3, Simon 4, Christian 3, Tharp 5, Chambers 19, Wilson 2. Total 12 (4) 10-12 46 Wellington: Gilmore 2, Ca.Phelps 21, Co. Phelps 10, Frame 1, Snipes 8, King 25, Ybarra 2. Total: 26 (0) 17-22 69. 65 20 Mulvane: Myears 2, Price 17, Blaine 11, Ellis 12, Helbing 4. Total 12 (3) 13-18 46 22 ————The Wellington boys opened the game taking a 10-0 lead including scoring the quickest deuce in the history of basketball (Ok, maybe that’s a hyperbole). On the jump ball, Ian King flipped it to Connor Phelps which scored in less than 5 seconds.The Crusaders would never trail in this game, but Mulvane made an early second quarter run, narrowing the margin to 16-14. Wellington head coach Brian Buchanan called timeout and gave the boys a wake-up call.From that point forward it was all Wellington. The Crusaders led 35-20 at the half. They would take a 57-37 lead into the fourth quarter en route to a running clock.Wellington was led by Ian King with 25 and Cade Phelps with 21. Interestingly, Wellington scored 69 points without a 3-pointer.The Crusaders 9-8 travel to Collegiate against the always run-and-gunning-25-players-on-the-bench Spartans. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.center_img Mulvane Wellington 10 Lauryn Snipes takes off to the basket after steal.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are exciting nights of basketball, and then there are nights like this one.The Wellington boys and girls easily defeated Mulvane by almost identical scores. The boys won 69-46 while the girls won 65-46 Tuesday night at home.The games were almost identical in the way they were played. Both Wellington varsity teams got the wrath of their coaches early. They both started rolling in the second quarter and would eventually win by a comfortable margin.The Crusader boys improved to 9-8 while the girls are 17-0.Mulvane basketball is struggling at the moment. Neither Wildcat teams have had little luck on the hardwood. The girls are 1-16 while the boys are 3-14.Nevertheless both teams gave Wellington a competitive game Tuesday for a sparse crowd at Crusader gymnasium.Wellington girls fell behind early, trailing at one point 11-5. Wellington head coach Eric Adams immediately benched all the starters and sent out the reserves. The Crusaders narrowed the margin with the reserves playing.The Crusader starters eventually came back in and Wellington would lead 14-13 at the end of the first quarter.It quickly got the lead into double digits but at the half Mulvane was trailing by seven points 34-27.The Crusaders never could quite get on track in the second half, but were never in doubt going on to win by 19.Grace Mitchell scored 22 while Avery Rusk had 15 and Lauryn Snipes 11.The Crusaders travel to Wichita Collegiate on Friday. Traditionally, the Lady Dukes have had trouble in that gymnasium. Follow us on Twitter. 21 Wellington: T. French 6, Snipes 11, S. French 5, Rusk 15, Mitchell 22, Moore 6. Total 17 (7) 10-20 65. 14 14 13 46 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 12 19 Mulvane 7last_img read more

Wellington freshman participate in Walk a Mile event at Century Park

first_imgWalk a Mile Crusader Way students raise awareness against sexual assault, violence and sexism against women.Sumner Newscow report — In an effort to raise awareness about sexism and discrimination, Karla Defore’s Crusader Way/Civics freshman students held the first annual Wellington “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” event on May 14. The event was held on the Century Park walking path.Wellington freshmen participated in the award-winning Walk A Mile In Her Shoes which is noted as the International men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence – which especially rings true concerning what is happening at Baylor University. Each year, participation increases with the number of men, women and their families raise awareness.Here are pictures from Sumner Newscow photographer Amber Schmitz of the Wellington event. The full gallery can be found here.Walk a Mile was enjoyed by students of all ages.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 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 commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016:•8:55 a.m. Darren S. Archambeau, 28, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10:22 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•11:49 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet and contents in the 800 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. Officers investigated theft by deception in the 100 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•2:33 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet by known owner in the 100 block S. High, Wellington.•3 p.m. Linda M. Feiock, 54, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone.•4:45 p.m. Officers investigated a trespass incident in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington by known subject.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to an air conditioner in the 700 block N. H, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of a Mental Subject in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•10:17 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault of a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

Zion Williamson’s NBA debut: Pelicans rookie puts on show in fourth quarter vs. Spurs

first_imgNo. 1 overall draft pick @Zionwilliamson goes for 22 PTS (4-4 3PM), including 17 straight 4th quarter points, in his NBA debut for the @PelicansNBA! #NBARooks x #WontBowDown pic.twitter.com/WrcChMAWSe— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2020″We had talked at halftime about — I thought he was just deferring way too much,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said after the game. “I wanted him to be aggressive. I knew that he would make some mistakes, but I think what you saw there is a taste of what — once we really get settled in, and he gets settled in — I think you can see that there’s a lot of things that we can do with him. And there’s a lot of potential there.”Check out the best highlights from Williamson’s NBA debut below.MORE: Three big questions follow Zion Williamson’s dazzling NBA debutPelicans vs. Spurs score 1Q2Q3Q4QTotalPelicans 24273135117Spurs31293427121Highlights from Zion Williamson’s NBA debut​Final: Spurs 121, Pelicans 11712:10 a.m. ET — Zion Williamson’s final line: 22 points (8-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from 3-point range), seven rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 18 minutes. He set a franchise record for most points by a Pelicans rookie in his debut. There was definitely a little rust, but that fourth-quarter run was special.11:55 p.m. ET — An incredible run for the rookie, but his night could be over. He is subbed out with about five minutes left in regulation.Here is Zion’s entire fourth-quarter explosion:Zion’s 4th Quarter Explosion 🔥🔥🔥🔥, Full play video of him will drop as soon as game ends pic.twitter.com/KK8amCod7v— Dawkins (@DawkinsMTA) January 23, 202011:45 p.m. ET — OH MY. ZION IS ON FIRE.He explodes with four 3-pointers in less than three minutes and scores 17 straight points for the Pelicans. oh btw he hits those too 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rxkOfYrQIB— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020ZION IS TAKING OVER pic.twitter.com/YMfpJWq7Do— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 202011:35 p.m. ET — Now there’s the Zion Williamson we’ve seen before. He flies in for the rebound and dishes to E’Twaun Moore in transition. Zion gets UP for the rebound and fires it to E’Twaun for the tough finish! pic.twitter.com/qBkGhMLILc— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020End of third quarter: Spurs 94, Pelicans 8211:30 p.m. ET — This one is all Spurs through three quarters. The Pelicans can’t stop LaMarcus Aldridge, who is up to 26 points in 28 minutes. Zion Williamson is struggling to find a groove. His stretches on the floor are simply too short for him to make a real impact.11:10 p.m. ET — Jaxson Hayes finds Zion Williamson with a nice bounce pass, and Williamson finishes inside. Similar to the first quarter, JJ Redick replaces Williamson early in the third.Zion reallllly wanted that first dunk 👀 pic.twitter.com/xPU4WBZQZL— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) January 23, 202011:05 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson attacks baseline and draws the foul. That’s by far his most aggressive move of the night. He hits one out of two free throws.Halftime: Spurs 60, Pelicans 5110:45 p.m. ET — It was a mostly uneventful half for Zion Williamson. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering he only logged eight minutes of playing time. Don’t start firing off the hot takes yet, folks. Let’s give the kid some time to get comfortable.The Spurs dominated the first 24 minutes, shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range. LaMarcus Aldridge leads all scorers with 16 points.10:30 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson heads to the bench at the 7:40 mark of the second quarter. He’s got two points (1-of-2 from the field), three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.10:20 p.m. ET — He’s on the board. Zion Williamson hustles for the offensive rebound and scores his first career points.Zion Williamson grabs the offensive rebound and lays it in for his 1st NBA bucket!📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/YBpV3FFROk— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2020End of first quarter: Spurs 31, Pelicans 2410:15 p.m. ET — The Spurs take an early lead with a balanced scoring attack. Nine different San Antonio players scored at least two points in the opening frame. Zion Williamson will re-enter the game to start the second quarter.9:55 p.m. ET — After playing just under four minutes, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry subs in JJ Redick for Zion Williamson. It appears the Pelicans will stick with short bursts for Williamson, who leaves the floor with no points (0-of-1 from the field), one assist and one turnover.9:50 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson finds Brandon Ingram cutting to the basket for his first career assist. Zion finds BI cutting to the rim for an easy 2! pic.twitter.com/qjjNg2a9kh— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 20209:45 p.m. ET — And here we go …Zion finally taking center stage 🍿 pic.twitter.com/fY0M8xxAQM— ESPN (@espn) January 23, 20209:30 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson pulls out a fresh pair of kicks for his debut. The “Bayou Boys” are in the building.  The Zion Williamson era started off with a bang.After months of speculation about his return date, Williamson finally took the floor Wednesday night against the Spurs. The No. 1 overall pick struggled early, but he exploded for 17 straight points in the fourth quarter, finishing with 22 total in the Pelicans’ 121-117 loss at the Smoothie King Center. He did a lot of his damage from the outside, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts. BAYOU BOYS@Zionwilliamson pic.twitter.com/NzkUcXGT34— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 20209:15 p.m. ET — Just a few light slams for the fans to keep them entertained until tipoff.Zion with some pregame jams ahead of his NBA Debut in New Orleans!🏀: @spurs/@PelicansNBA⏰: 9:30pm/et📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/yafxlJubcA— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 20209:05 p.m. ET — In case you forgot how impactful Zion Williamson can be, a quick reminder on his preseason stats: 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 71.4 percent from the field. Seems pretty good, huh?8:50 p.m. ET — It’s official. Zion Williamson will start against the Spurs. The full lineup …New face in tonight’s starting five 👀@ZO2_ @Jrue_Holiday11 @B_Ingram13 @Zionwilliamson @dfavors14 #WontBowDown pic.twitter.com/QVY0FpjFCZ— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020last_img read more

Spurs, Raptors honor Kobe Bryant with 24-second shot clock violations

first_imgFor Kobe.8️⃣ @ATLHawks2️⃣4️⃣ #RepTheDistrict pic.twitter.com/DRx7S6Fucd— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 26, 2020𝟐𝟒 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐨. 𝟐𝟒𝟖 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐨. 𝟖#RIPMAMBA pic.twitter.com/4gFefGCFei— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 26, 2020a moment to remember a legend pic.twitter.com/nPuL6dVjub— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 26, 2020Both teams honored Kobe Bryant by taking a 24-second shot clock violation to start today’s game pic.twitter.com/YYrV3GDRFz— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 26, 2020Bryant died in a helicopter crash in the hills above Calabasas, Calif., according to The Los Angeles Times. He was 41.The aircraft had nine people on board, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. There were no survivors.Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three of their children: Natalia, 17; Bianka, 3; and Capri, who was born in June. Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, the Raptors and Spurs decided a moment of silence simply wasn’t enough to honor the basketball legend.After Toronto won the opening tip, Raptors guard Fred VanVleet dribbled the ball near halfcourt and let the 24-second shot clock expire. Dejounte Murray did the same for the Spurs, a fitting gesture for the man who once donned No. 24 for the Lakers. The Spurs and Raptors both took 24-second violations to start their game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/FtT9N0uvDW— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020MORE: Sports world reacts to Kobe Bryant’s deathUpon hearing the news of Bryant’s death, Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was visibly shaken up on the bench. His reaction wasn’t unique — players around the league struggled to contain their emotions. Bryant, of course, was one of the NBA’s biggest stars when many active competitors fell in love with basketball.”Words can’t explain it,” DeRozan told reporters after the game. “For myself, learning everything that I’ve learned basketball-wise from Kobe, what he meant to the game, the inspiration that he brought to the world.”Said Raptors wing Norman Powell: “He meant everything. He modeled the whole mentality of being an ultimate competitor.”Gregg Popovich consoled DeMar DeRozan after the news of Kobe Bryant’s death.(via @KENS5) pic.twitter.com/v313nBAK0w— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 26, 2020Other teams around the league followed with similar tributes Sunday night. Some games also included 8-second violations in honor of Bryant’s original number.last_img read more

Daytona Duels 2020 results: Highlights from Daytona 500 qualifying races

first_imgBuildup to the Daytona 500 and a fresh season of NASCAR Cup Series racing arrived Thursday night via the Daytona Duels.Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman had already claimed the first two spots in the field through pole qualifying, but everything else was up for grabs. Skies just opened up on the frontstretch. Fans scattering from the stands.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:10 p.m. — Engines fired. Cars moving.Engines fired for Duel No. 1 at Daytona. 60 laps, 150 miles. No stages. Daniel Suarez, Reed Sorenson, Chad Finchum trying to race their way into the Daytona 500 from this Duel.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:08 p.m. — No delays in sight. Duel 1 is about to get underway.7 p.m. — Hello, everyone. Welcome to a new NASCAR season. There’s some light rain at Daytona right now but nothing too serious. Hopefully there won’t be a delay.Pre-race ceremonies starting now for the Duels, but (as you can see/read/etc.), it’s drizzling out there.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 2020Brendan Gaughan Joey Logano outlasted the field in Duel 1, meaning he will have the second-best inside positioning for the Daytona 500. William Byron came from behind to take Duel 2, meaning he will have the second-best outside positioning for the Daytona 500.Reed Sorenson and Timmy Hill used the duels to qualify for the last vacant spots in Sunday’s race.MORE: Daytona 500 TV, live steam infoWe kept track of live updates and highlights from Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona. Follow along below for everything that happened, as well as the official lineup for the Daytona 500.Daytona 500 starting lineupDuel 1 resultsThe first duel race established the inside row for the Daytona 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had already clinched the pole entering the bout. (See below for highlights and commentary from the race.)Here’s how the inside row will look Sunday:Starting positionDriverCar No.1.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.473.Joey Logano225.Aric Almirola107.Ryan Newman69.Brad Keselowski211.Bubba Wallace4313.Austin Dillon315.Martin Truex Jr.4217.Christopher Bell9519.Chris Buescher1721.Denny Hamlin1123.John Hunter Nemechek3825.Chase Elliott927.Ryan Blaney1229.Clint Bowyer1431.Ryan Preece3733.Justin Haley1635.Quin Houff0037.Joey Gase5139.Brendan Gaughan62Duel 2 resultsThe second duel race established the outside row for the Daytona 500. Alex Bowman had already clinched the best outside position entering the bout. (See below for highlights and commentary from the race.)Here’s how the outside row will look Sunday:Starting positionDriverCar No.2.Alex Bowman884.William Byron246.Jimmie Johnson488.Kyle Larson4210.Kevin Harvick412.Cole Custer4114.Erik Jones2016.Matt DiBenedetto2118.Kurt Busch120.Ross Chastain7722.Tyler Reddick824.Ty Dillon1326.Michael McDowell3428.Kyle Busch1830.David Ragan3632.Timmy Hill6634.Brennan Poole1536.Corey LaJoie3238.B.J. McLeod5240.Reed Sorenson27Daytona Duels 2020 live updates, highlightsDuel 210:44 p.m. — Byron wins Duel 2. William Byron wins Duel No. 2! pic.twitter.com/8f0vhXmVbZ— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 2020Gaughan and Hill will race in the Daytona 500. Yeley will not.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 202010:43 p.m. — Byron takes a late lead!10:42 p.m. — Inside the final five laps, Harvick remains the leader. He’s been sturdy throughout Duel 2.10:40 p.m. — Yeley, who took the worst of the earlier crash, seems OK health-wise..@jjyeley1 evaluated and released from the infield care center. #NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 14, 202010:37 p.m. — Harvick is still ahead.Ten laps to go – Harvick, DiBenedetto, Jones— Alex Andrejev (@AndrejevAlex) February 14, 202010:35 p.m. — Back to green. Twelve more laps.10:24 p.m. — Caution flag is out for a significant wreck.J.J. Yeley into the wall. pic.twitter.com/LGnbtnX7kf— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 2020Crash! Yeley (who was trying to make it in) and LaJoie. Looked like Timmy Hill got into LaJoie from behind and LaJoie hit Yeley. “Dumbass! He picked my damn back tires off the ground!” Corey LaJoie says.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 202010:19 p.m. — All cars have pitted at this point.After pit stops, Harvick is the leader.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 202010:14 p.m. — We’re halfway done with Duel 2.30 laps down, 30 to go. The Toyotas and Fords haven’t pitted yet, so they are up front. The Chevy cars have pitted, so they are at the tail end of the lead lap (almost lapped).— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 202010:07 p.m. — Through 20 clean laps, Bowman is in first place, Erik Jones is in second and Kurt Busch is in third. Top of the field remains fluid.9:58 p.m. — Kevin Harvick holds an early advantage. Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron are just behind him.9:52 p.m. — Duel 2 has started. This race will set the outside row for the Daytona 500.WE ARE GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN pic.twitter.com/d5bAnTDQ6l— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 20209:37 p.m. — Duel 2 should begin in the next 10 minutes or so.Duel 19:14 p.m. — Logano holds on to win Duel 1. He won his duel here in 2019 as well. Aric Almirola finished second and Ryan Newman finished third.Joey Logano wins Daytona Duel No. 1 over Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski, Bubba Wallace, Austin Dillon, Martin Truex and Ricky Stenhouse.Ford sweeps the top-four.That said, Ricky Stenhouse’s new No. 47 looked really good.— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) February 14, 2020Nicely done, @joeylogano! 💪Here’s how the @Team_Penske driver was able to claim victory at @DISupdates. #BluegreenDuel pic.twitter.com/b7RAAdf6qC— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 14, 2020Haley and Sorenson are the open cars who make the Daytona 500 from this duel. Suarez and Finchum fail to make Daytona 500.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 20209:12 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. is making a strong final push. So far, though, Logano is holding steady.9:08 p.m. — Logano is chugging along nicely with fewer than 10 laps to go.Nine to go. Logano leads a single-file line of Fords, though they are starting to split up behind him now. Sorenson still in good shape.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20209:04 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. falls back, and Logano gains full possession of first place with 14 laps remaining.9:01 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano are now running neck-and-neck at the front.8:57 p.m. — We’re back to green after that crash. Twenty-three more laps remain in Duel 1.8:45 p.m. — Update: Suarez is done for the night, and by extension, also finished for the weekend.Daniel Suarez is out of the car and done for the night. He will not make the 62nd #Daytona500— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) February 14, 2020Heartbreak for Daniel Suárez. pic.twitter.com/wdw9gSrUKK— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 20208:44 p.m — Caution is out after the first crash of the night. Daniel Suarez — who is still fighting for a place in the Daytona 500 — was involved in the wreck.8:38 p.m. — Drivers are starting to pit.8:31 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr., who has already clinched the top starting spot in the Daytona 500, continues to pace the field here in Duel 1. Behind him is an array of veteran drivers constantly alternating positions. Right now it’s Elliott in second and Clint Bowyer in third.8:23 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr., Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin lead the pack through five laps.8:17 p.m. — Duel 1 is officially underway about an hour later than scheduled.Coming to the green flag, folks. Again, it’s 60 laps, no stages. Stenhouse-Elliott-Hamlin-Almirola-Bell.Suarez, Sorenson, Finchum trying to race their way in. “We got this,” Suarez radios.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 2020Weather delay8:08 p.m. — Looks like we’re about to get going for real this time.#NASCAR says 2 minutes until engines are fired— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) February 14, 20208:01 p.m. — Good news: Drivers are headed back to their cars.On the stadium PA, they are calling drivers back to their cars. Via NASCAR scanner, they are letting crews come out and uncover cars now.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:48 p.m. — Nothing new to report on the delay. It’s still unclear when Duel 1 might be able to take place tonight.7:26 p.m. — Heavy duty equipment being brought in.To combat the overly aggressive relative humidity in the area, as @matthumphreycar so eloquently described it, we have…18 Air Titans12 Jet Driers2 Track Vacuums1 Elgin Sweeper#BluegreenDuel | #NASCAR— Jacob Seelman (@JacobSeelman77) February 14, 20207:16 p.m. — After engines were fired up and wheels were rolling, rain intensified. Red flag is out.The first red flag of the year is out for rain.Womp. #Daytona500 #Speedweeks pic.twitter.com/INKZrjXv7u— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 14, 2020Engines are fired and cars are rolling … however, the rain has picked up and cars are going to come back to pit road.— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) February 14, 20207:15 p.m. — Oh nooooo.last_img read more