Flooding, standing water forces school delays

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg Community Schools are on a two hour delay due to reports of flooding. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department is evaluating reports of standing water and is expected to provide an update soon.Added to the list at 7:40 a.m.St. Marys School in GreensburgGood Shepherd Christian AcademyNorth & South Decatur County Community Schoolslast_img

Californians pace pre-entries for IMCA’s Duel In The Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 10) – A caravan of California drivers will be headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the IMCA Duel In The Desert.Ninety-three Golden State competitors are among the 286 pre-entries for the Nov. 12-15 special, to be held on the half-mile Dirt Track at LVMS. In all, 205 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified drivers from 24 states and three Canadian provinces, and 81 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers from 18 states and one province are early entries for the 17th annual special. Modifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot qualifying event on Saturday, Nov. 15. Two preliminary features Thurs­day, Nov. 13 and on Friday, Nov. 14 each pay $777 to win. Saturday’s top prize for the SportMods is $1,777. Those divisions will compete in the same races with their existing 2014 rules; qualifying features on Thursday and Friday pay $500 to win.The Modified entry list now includes 61 drivers from California, 17 from Arizona, a dozen from Colorado, 11 each from Iowa and North Dakota, 10 each from Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, eight from Kansas, seven from Texas, six from Nebraska, four each from Idaho, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington, three from Montana, two from Oklahoma and one each from Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Two more will tow from British Columbia, two from Alberta and one from Saskatchewan. Thirty-two Californians are in the SportMod field, along with eight drivers from New Mexico, six from Iowa, five each from North Dakota and Texas, four each from Colorado and Kansas, three from Arizona, two each from Oregon, Minnesota and South Dakota, one each from Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, and one more from Alberta. Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Satur­day.More information is availa­ble by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com/dirt/racers web­site.Pre-entered Modified drivers now include:Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Chad An­dersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Jess Anderson, Gillette, Wyo.; Shawn Anderson, Minot, N.D.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Chad Ayers, Tucson, Ariz.; Sher­man Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beau­lieu, Campbell River, B.C.; and Bert Beech, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown, N.D.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Abilene, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chuck Buchanan, Helper, Utah; Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; and Tom Canniff, Susanville, Calif.;Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.; Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; Robbie Chiles, Hooper, Colo.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; Mike Corning, Burnsville, Minn.; Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Mark Davis, Ventura, Calif.; and Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.;Heath Denney, West Jor­dan, Utah; Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Cole Dick, Ramona, Calif.; Steve Dixon, Smethport, Pa.; Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; Ja­son Don­nelly, Rigby, Idaho; Rick Durica, Las Vegas; Justin Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; and P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.;Don Earven, Globe, Ariz.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; Rick Fi­erro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; John Flory, Williston, N.D.; Brian Foote, Essex, Iowa; Troy Foulger, Oak­ley, Calif.; Joey Franklin, Las Vegas; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Garrett Funk, Phoe­nix, Ariz.;Scott Gatson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Christy Georges, El Paso, Texas; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Royce Goetz, Dayton; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Billy Griffin, Buena Park, Calif.; and Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; Mike Ha­gen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Michael Hale, West Valley City, Utah; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Kenny Hawkins, Globe, Ariz.; Stewart Hayward, Calgary, Alb.; Kyle Heck­man, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bob Heffer, Swift Current, Sask.; and Ryan Heger, Hugoton, Kan.;Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Zach Hensley, Green River, Wyo.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Robert Higgins, Portola, Calif.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Jake Holland, Calpine, Ca­lif.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Stephen Hopf, Gilroy, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump, Nev.; and Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; Wyatt Howard, Price, Utah; Darrell Hughes, Manteca, Calif.; Jeff Hunter, Commerce City, Colo.; Robert Ire­land, Forest Grove, Ore.; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Raymond Keldsen, Aromas, Calif.; Nevin Kennemore, Susanville, Calif.; Wade Kennemore, Janesville, Calif.; Kurt Kile, Nich­ols, Iowa; and Tony Kinkade Jr., Pahrump;Quentin Kinzley, Bismarck, N.D.; Kenny Kirkpat­rick, Nipomo, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Rusty Kollman, Carrington, N.D.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.; Scott Lenz, Eagle Point, Ore.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; David Lindsay, Pierce, Colo.; and Mitch Machado, Rohnert Park, Calif.;Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Dustin Massey, Olivehurst, Calif.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy McElroy, Shady Grove, Ore.; Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jeff Mead, Watsonville, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Ma­drid, Iowa; and Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho;Joe Miller, Grantsville, Utah; Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; Josh Muller, Elma, Wash.; Matt Mur­phy, Susanville, Calif.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mark Murray, Delta, Utah; and Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa;Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas; Mike O’Patik, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Travis Panko, Stevensville, Mont.; Richard Papenhausen, Chico, Calif.; Donald Parker, Las Ve­gas; Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; David Pedersen, Brady, Neb.; and Travis Peery, Williston, N.D.;Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; David Peterson, Grantsville, Utah; Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; Tom Pur­cell, Carson City; Chris Quinn, St. Helens, Ore.; and Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Anthony Restad, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jesse Rich­ter, Great Bend, Kan.; Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz.; Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; Don Robertson Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Karl Rose, Merced, Calif.; and Ronnie Roy, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Brian Ruhlman, Clark Lake, Mich.; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jerry Schram of Vancouver, Wash.; Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Brad Shelton, Fort Mor­gan, Colo.; and Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.;Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; Steve Simpson Jr., King­man, Ariz.; Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa; Rick Span­gler, Grand Junc­tion, Colo.; Jeff Stafford Jr., New River, Ariz.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Tony Steward, Bozeman, Mont.; and Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Clark Tenney, Scappoose, Ore.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; and Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mark Wauge, Jacksonville, Ore.; James Webster, Queen Creek, Ariz.; Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.; R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; Jesse Williamson of Coburg, Ore.; Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; and Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; Larry Wise, Bakersfield, Calif.; Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas;Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; Kevin Wright, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; and Jeremy Zorn, Russell, Kan. SportMod drivers pre-entered are: Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Jesse Baldwin, Farmington, N.M.; Ricky Baldwin, Aztec, N.M.; Michael Black, Taft, Calif.; Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; Erin Burns, Aurora, Colo.; Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif.; and James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.;Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Zach Cranford, Las Vegas; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Ca­lif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Randy Eitel, Farmington, N.M.; Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas; and Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Tyler Frye, Belle­ville, Kan.; Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz.; Jason George of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kruz Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Jor­dan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; and Brian Heard, Hobbs, N.M.; Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jeff Hooker, Minot, N.D.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Jeramy Hughes, Farmington, N.M.; Jimmy Jenkins, Lamar, Colo.; Garrett Jernagen, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brenda Kirby, Torrance, Calif.; and Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.;Ryan Larimer, Merced, Calif.; Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D.; Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tina McGowan, Bakers­field, Calif.; Alexander Mead, Watsonville, Calif.; Mike Medel, Medford, Ore.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Dustin Morgan, Williston, N.D.; Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz.; and Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Thomas Nel­son Jr., Aurora, Colo.; Marissa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Ronald Pegues, Brawley, Calif.; Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa; Randy Porter, Hutchinson, Kan.; Bentley Pywell, Palco, Kan.; Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; John Reid, Loving, N.M.; and Loni Richardson, Paris, Texas; Alan Riley, Florence, Mont.; Shawn Rit­ter, Keystone, Iowa; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah; Randy Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; Chad Ruhlman, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Aus­tin Rus­kauff, Santa Maria, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas; and Brad Sheridan, Groton, S.D.;Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Thomas, Atwa­ter, Calif.; Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa; Brandon Toftee, Webster City, Iowa; Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas; Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa; and Ryan Wolla of Tioga, N.D.last_img read more

Rodgers shifts focus from Suarez

“Being at this club is a huge privilege and whatever comes with that – pressure or the challenges – I will accept.” With Suarez suspended fellow striker Daniel Sturridge’s recovery from an ankle injury is more than timely. When the ban kicked in towards the end of last season Sturridge showed he could fill the void left by a striker who contributed 30 goals last term by scoring six in his last four appearances. An ankle injury on England duty restricted his pre-season work and while he may only currently be around 80 per cent fit Rodgers is convinced a fully-firing Sturridge can be one of the Premier League’s top performers. “He has worked tirelessly with the medical crew and while he’s not 100 per cent fit yet I think Daniel is a player who at 70-80 per cent he will be right up there as one of the top strikers,” he said. “If he remains fit and churns out the games and scores and creates goals while working hard I think England will have one of the top strikers for sure.” Sturridge arrived at Anfield as a £12million January signing and despite questions being asked about his ability to cope at the highest level, having not really succeeded at either Chelsea nor Manchester City before that, he scored 12 goals in 15 appearances. Rodgers believes those few months will have done wonders for the striker. “Every player, and in particular strikers, feed on confidence and it is a huge part of the game and he is a player who feels really settled now,” he added. “That January to the end of the season was an adaptation to this club and the expectations that surround it and he is fully up to speed with that now. “It is now about fine-tuning his fitness but even at this stage he looks very strong. “But there is not just pressure on Daniel to score goals, it is throughout the team. “You can’t just have the focus on one man – although of course that is the job when you are paid to score and create goals – but for me he is a real outstanding talent. “He has all the tools to be a leading marksman at this level and we are hoping with a full season here with us he can go and showcase the qualities he has.” The summer has been dominated by the Uruguay international’s repeated utterances about wanting to leave but after two failed bids by Arsenal, the second a controversial £40,000,001, and a dip in performance the the 26-year-old has been made to train on his own. Rodgers will undoubtedly have to have private conversations with Suarez after he returns from international duty in Japan but he is determined not to add any more to what has been a highly-public affair. Press Association And with the striker suspended for the first six matches of the campaign as his 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic is carried over the manager intends to keep the focus on football. “My only concentration is the players who are available. Purely out of respect to them and the work which has been going on I only want to talk about them,” said the Reds boss. “So much has been written and said about Luis over the last few months the standpoint from the club and myself has not changed. “I won’t be speaking any more about Luis Suarez until he is available. “There is nothing to be said that hasn’t already been said. I am sure people are fed up of listening about it and reading about it.” Rodgers’ stance – along with that of the club after principal owner John Henry vowed not to sell Suarez to a rival – has been praised during such a testing period but he insists dealing with such issues comes with the territory. “You meet many different challenges as manager and when you are at one of the biggest club sin the world there is a lot more profile involved,” he said. “For me it is always about dealing with people and I have always tried to do that in an open and honest way. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to draw a line under the Luis Suarez saga and insists until the banned striker is available for selection again he will not talk about him. read more

Peter Schmeichel slams Manchester United for handling of David de Gea saga

first_img The Spaniard has not played for United this season because he has lost focus due to Madrid’s interest in him, according to manager Louis van Gaal. And Schmeichel admits the situation is far from ideal. “I’m very thankful for what he has done for Manchester United and I would not hold anything against him if he moves on, but I want the situation resolved because it’s an absolute joke that it has carried on into the season,” the former United goalkeeper told the BBC. “A club like Manchester United, being in a transition period, needed to be ready for the season with every issue resolved and not having two or three still hanging out there but hopefully it gets resolved now. “I would love David de Gea to commit to Manchester United and sign a new five-year contract. He has been absolutely outstanding in the last two seasons. “But I also understand when Real Madrid – who are from his home town – when they come calling, of course you want to go back there. “I want to know – is he with us or someone else? And if he is with someone else I want the manager to have the opportunity to go out and buy another goalkeeper.” Press Association Real Madrid have been chasing De Gea all summer, but with five days of the transfer window left, the goalkeeper remains at Old Trafford. United insist they will not sell De Gea to Madrid unless they receive a fee of over £32.6million for the 24-year-old, who has just one year left on his contract. center_img Peter Schmeichel believes it is “an absolute joke” that Manchester United did not sort out the future of David de Gea before the start of the season.last_img read more

Multiple agencies conduct homicide investigation in northwest Miami-Dade

first_imgThe Palm Beach Sheriffs office is currently assisting officials with Miami-Dade police with a homicide investigation in Northwest Miami-Dade.The investigation is taking place near northwest 119th Avenue and 58th Street, just west of Florida’s Turnpike.Not much is known about the investigation at this time, however, authorities could be seen searching through heavily wood area.This is a developing story.last_img

Daniels: Men’s soccer gearing up for special season

first_imgSo, I hear the Wisconsin football team has a pair of shutouts in back-to-back games for the first time since 1958?Now I know that statistic is supposed to impress me and, don’t get me wrong, it does. Winning a game is hard enough before you even begin to consider holding your opponent scoreless.Even more promising, two straight shutouts would seem to indicate that there is an end in sight to the past few years of defensive woes that have agitated Badger fans everywhere.Great, now let’s move on.Another team on campus has sky high expectations this fall after seemingly solving its own crisis last season: a lackluster offense.Have you heard of this storyline?Maybe you’ve seen the Youtube video circulating around of a game-tying goal in the last second of the game or the subsequent goal in the first few minutes of overtime to win?It’s the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, and while the football team has been earning shutouts, the soccer team has been scoring goals — lots of them.Offense is a funny thing in soccer. You don’t often need a lot of it to win. Many a college soccer game has been won by a simple 1-0 margin, and for the first three years of head coach John Trask’s tenure at the University of Wisconsin, this idea was a big part of his game plan day in and day out.To him, if you built a team around a strong defense, you should always have a chance to win any game. It just takes one mistake or one lucky break.Unfortunately, Wisconsin never really had the firepower on offense to muster a goal in those tight contests and each of the last three seasons.Until this year, that is.Led by redshirt senior Tomislav Zadro, who has already racked up two goals and two assists of his own, the Wisconsin soccer team has scored seven goals in three games and appears to have finally found the yin to their yang, the offense to match their defense.But beyond that, this team seems to have finally discovered the grit and determination it takes to win and just in time, too.After a revolving door of coaches saw three coaches in three years in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, Trask took over in 2010 with an unstable team that had suffered from mediocrity. For nearly 18 years (the last time UW went to the NCAA tournament and, consequently, the only time UW finished as National Champions), the win column never reached more than 11 wins in a roughly 20-game season.Enter Trask.Now, three years later, despite all of the hype and his impressive record coaching in MLS and on the US National Team stage, an initial look would seem to indicate nothing has changed. It hasn’t. Trask has one 10-win season sandwiched in between four and six-win seasons.So why am I telling you to follow a team that has consistently been about as average as it gets?Because the story has been building slowly over the last year, and this season is the final chapter.It goes like this:After an initial year of mediocrity, Trask’s team shows vast improvement in 2011, nearly making the NCAA tournament by most accounts. Then in 2012, disaster struck. Zadro tore his ACL and Wisconsin’s offense crumbled, mustering a measly 21 goals the entire season.Now the team moves forward, eyeing redemption. Wisconsin, littered with 13 seniors, takes one last shot at an NCAA tournament appearance. Zadro is back to lead his team one final time after a horrific injury. Meanwhile, Trask seemingly gets one last shot to prove he can take the program to the next level with the first freshman class he brought in when he arrived on campus three years ago.Add that all together and you’d be hard pressed to find a better story in college sports.Only three games in, the team currently stands undefeated, and while it is too soon to anticipate how the season will finish, this team has a lot at stake to not just give in to the mediocrity of its past.Sunday’s overtime miracle is just the first example of that in a season that is building up to be full of special moments.So, when the Wisconsin football team isn’t out trampling its opponents in a mostly weak schedule this season, check out the men’s soccer team.You might just witness something special happening this fall.And if you haven’t checked that Youtube video out yet, check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.Nick is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Think Wisconsin is in for another mediocre soccer season this fall? Let him know on twitter @np_daniels or send him an email at ndaniels@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Osazuwa, Mahmud Win Maiden Lady Captain Golf TournamentÂ

first_imgFormer, lady captain, Suwadetu Mahmud emerged the overall winner at the Benin Club Golf Section 2018 Lady Captain Inaugural Golf Tournament held last Sunday at the Benin Club Golf course, GRA, Benin-City, Edo State just as Jimmy Osazuwa won the men’s category.Both winners hereby won their first major tournament of the year in the ladies and men’s event respectively at the one day golf tournament bankrolled by the lady captain, Juliet Ugiagbe in collaboration with the lady division, and the club. It had in attendance over 100 golfers across the South-South states and other parts of the country.Other winners are: Debbie Otabor won the ladies best gross award with 90 gross while Osaze Iyare won the men’s best gross award with 82 gross. Ivie Iyoha won the ladies veteran trophy, Wilco Otaabor won the men’s veteran; S. Imasuen won the men’s super-veteran.The guest men and ladies category were won by J. Igbinadolor and S. Emina respectively.Speaking after the presentation, Mrs. Ugiagbe, wife of the former President, Benin Club thanked all the golfers for making time out of their schedule to take part at the event despite being played on Sunday which she regarded as busy day for many of the participants.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kenley Jansen and Dave Roberts agree closer needs more work to sharpen up

first_imgMIAMI — Kenley Jansen doesn’t have a regular job. But he’s going to get regular work.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his closer had a late-night conversation following Saturday’s home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and came to the conclusion that more frequent work would be the best thing to help Jansen find the consistency that has been lacking this season.Jansen said the two mutually agreed that Roberts will use him at least once per series for the remainder of the regular season regardless of the game score or whether it is a save situation.“I told him, ‘Listen, man, we both know you want to give me the save situations and stuff like that. But if I have to sacrifice three or four saves now just to get more work, that will get me more sharp,’” Jansen said.”You see the years I did so well were the years when I pitched a lot more consistently. I pitched a lot and consistently. I know once I keep getting into games — like that second game against Arizona I felt so much better than the first day.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco During his three consecutive All-Star seasons (2016-18), Jansen pitched in 205 games, 42 percent of the Dodgers’ schedule, appearing in at least 65 games each season. Through Tuesday, he had appeared in just 45 of the Dodgers’ first 121 games (37.2 percent) and is headed for his lowest innings total since 2015.“It was just having a conversation on what we feel will get him ready for October,” Roberts said. “When you’re talking about October, regular work is probably what’s going to happen. So to go and sit for four and five and six days and hope you feel sharp, waiting for a save opportunity instead of the No. 1 thing being what keeps you sharp and the save opportunity is essentially icing on the cake.”Jansen and Roberts believe more frequent work will allow Jansen to repeat his mechanics more often, an elusive goal Jansen has been chasing for two seasons now. Jansen said he has tried to do that in side sessions but “you can’t — I’ve been trying since May.”“The more you get into games, you get more into that consistency. Just to see hitters,” he said.“When you face hitters, that’s just so much better. Our offense we have here is unbelievable. We have something special. I’m not going to be pitching a lot if it’s only save situations.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img Like most closers, though, Jansen’s statistics are not as good in non-save situations as they are during save situations — an indication the adrenaline is not the same in lower-leverage situations.“It’s not. But also — you’ve just got to prepare yourself mentally,” Jansen said. “Say we’re up by four (runs) and we’re up by one (game) in the series and it’s game two in the series like that Arizona game (Saturday), you’ve got to trick yourself because in the playoffs you’re pretty much going to be in there in that situation.“Mentally, you have to start preparing your mind.”Roberts acknowledged that closers often have a hard time gearing up in non-save situations.“We’ve talked about it and the game score shouldn’t dictate his mindset,” he said. “I know that sounds right in theory. But that’s my expectation of it.”STRONG DEFENSEIn the first 22 games after the All-Star break, the Dodgers committed 28 errors, leading to 22 unearned runs in the last 18 of those games.Before their game on August 4, Roberts joked that he was “kind of putting it out in the universe” that the “defensive slump was over.” The Dodgers made an error in that night’s game. But they took a streak of seven games without an error into Wednesday’s game.“It’s cyclical,” Roberts said. “We’re a good defensive club. That rut we were in — I’m happy it passed.”The error-free stretch ended when Corey Seager mishandled a ground ball in the sixth inning Wednesday night.POLLOCK STATUSOutfielder A.J. Pollock was not in the starting lineup after being pulled in the sixth inning Tuesday. Both moves were Roberts’ attempt to keep “monitoring” Pollock’s minor groin muscle injury and making sure it doesn’t “regress.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The situation is “not ideal,” Roberts acknowledged. But the Dodgers don’t want to put Pollock on the Injured List and shut him down entirely for 10 days or more with “the way he’s swinging the bat.” Pollock is 10 for his past 22 (.455) with four doubles and two home runs in his past seven games despite the cautious playing time.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler 10-2, 3.08 ERA) at Marlins (LHP Caleb Smith 7-6, 3.71 ERA), 12:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570last_img read more

SN Q&A: GLOW Girl Roxy Astor on evolution of women’s wrestling from GLOW to WrestleMania 35 main event, AfterGlow, new Netflix show

first_imgRoxy Astor (real name Tracee Meltzer) never wanted to be a professional wrestler. In this world, though, life takes unique twists and turns.In 1987, Astor went through an audition and ended up being selected to be on the first all-female wrestling show Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), which Astor played a socialite from New York City’s Park Avenue. The show was a massive success until it went off the air in 1990. It’s changed so much. I look back at the some of the older wrestlers and give them a ton of credit like Fabulous Moolah, Matilda in the 1960s and 1970s and then GLOW happened. Everything from managers to the Divas, you had to be beautiful. Now, it is starting to look a little bit like GLOW. I think we were ahead of our time, but it had to be at that moment. I don’t think the wrestling would have been ready for having the whole diva thing or someone like Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka and having great workers. I think there’s a much better appeal to different audiences. WWE now has all shapes and sizes. That has always been my thing. Not everybody can be a diva and look like that. Now they can compete and show that they want. Now they are taking independent wrestlers to be in the company. I think it gives people hope.Women’s wrestling was around 70 years ago with Mildred Burke and Moolah. But it didn’t get mainstream attention until GLOW started. People say if it wasn’t for GLOW maybe female wrestling never receives the care that you guys did because it wasn’t much of a thing in WWE and NWA/WCW. If it wasn’t for GLOW, maybe we don’t see women closing Wrestlemania 35 with three women in the main event. Do you think that’s true?Right. You know what’s funny is that I did an interview where I found out Moolah hated us because of the success we were having. Her and Mae Young were huge in the ’90s and the early 2000s. They were matched in wheelchairs. I knew I couldn’t do that. We do get a little bit resentment from some of the girls that have been wrestling for a while. Nobody knew how GLOW was going to be. Nobody knew how it was going to change. Honestly, to be a part of that and to look back is that I went from nobody to being on TV in about seven months. I was unknown to being on tour. It was extremely fast. I wish the pay had been better. It was great. I think GLOW played a significant role in how wrestling has changed and how everything evolved. Astor went on to live a normal life. She became a mother of three children (two girls and one boy) and became a hairdresser. But GLOW came back to life in 2012 when a documentary was done on the promotion. Wanting to keep the name alive, Astor started a Kickstarter campaign and called it AfterGLOW, where she needed to raise $5,000 to get the name trademarked and also do a reunion Q&A called “The AfterGLOW Fan Party” that would feature several of the original members of the show.  The financial goal was met and the event took place in October 2014. Since then, Astor continued running the AfterGLOW brand to highlight the original GLOW brand.  Astor has organized numerous AfterGLOW events for fan meet-and-greets and done three cruises.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIn July, Astor will be joined by former GLOW girls Matilda The Hun, Sunny California Girl, MTV, Jailbait, and Gremlina at NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion starting July 4-6, 2019 in Anaheim.Astor took time out of her schedule to speak with Sporting News about the evolution of women’s pro wrestling from when she started on GLOW to the main event of Wrestlemania 35 with Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. She also discussed her time on GLOW and what she thinks about the show returning on Netflix.Sporting News: You and some of the GLOW girls are going to be part of Nostalgia Con’s Ultimate 80’s reunion coming up July 4-July 6 in Anaheim. How did it all come about and how do you like doing events like those events?Roxy Astor: Because if it’s 80’s nostalgia and I will call to be there. One of my friends told me I have to check this out. I called and talked to a lady named Mandy and asked her if she wanted us to be a part of this. I told her I would bring some new girls with some of the original GLOW girls. I think this is a perfect blend for us to have our AfterGlow group. I’m looking forward to it.How did you get approached to do GLOW?I was never approached. I am the approacher. I was already a fan of GLOW. I drove my Porsche 924 to Los Angeles not wanting to be an actress or anything like it at all. But, I watched GLOW every Saturday. I loved it. There was nothing like it. They had an audition to be a GLOW girl. So, I called because I knew I had to be on this show. Three days later, I was in their offices. I just walked into that room knowing that I was going to be a bad girl. I came in there dressed like a bad girl. I hit the table thinking I blew the audition. I went home and ended up getting the call. I was asked to audition with what I was told later was 3,500 girls. So, I drove my little Porsche 924 to Las Vegas and tried out. It went down to 500 and then to 100 and then down to us.At that point, did you watch the show or any pro wrestling whatsoever?I usually watched WWF. My first thought was always, ‘Where are the women’? I thought the guys were ok, but I wanted to see the women kick some butt. I think that’s why GLOW was so popular. If you saw a woman in the WWF, she was usually just in the back. I loved watching Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.GLOW was extremely popular because it was different from the WWF and the NWA/WCW because it just highlighted women. Do you have good or bad memories from your tenure on the show?Honestly, I had the best time of my life. Girls were crying on the show quite often and I could understand why they did. I wasn’t like that, though. If I want to do something, I will do it. I never thought I could wrestle in front of a million people in a wild outfit. I was a little insecure. But I broke that as time went on. I would never be able to do the things I’m doing if it wasn’t for GLOW. It made me feel more outgoing and more comfortable with people. It was a fantastic time, but I made it amazing. I didn’t get caught up in any politics.If you didn’t nail the audition and get onto GLOW, what would you have done with your life?I was a hairdresser before I did the show. I graduated from beauty college, and I got asked to do some of the girls’ hair for GLOW. I’m a girl from Auburn, Washington, who played a bad girl on a hit show named Roxy Aster from Park Avenue. I looked at a lot of things to see how I could develop the character more. I had never acted before, so a lot it was me but amping it up 10 times. Roxy Astor https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/29/fb/roxy-astor-glow-040219-ftr_su7scrqhx9fy1beiulcqcmndb.jpg?t=-549619935&w=500&quality=80 A lot of rumor and innuendo is out there about how the show ended. Can you set the record straight on what happened to where you and the girls were no longer on the show?You are always going to have your rumors. I ended up leaving because I was waiting for GLOW The Movie. I met someone in Las Vegas and ended up having a baby. I was about two and a half months pregnant at the time. I was still doing some filming where I was playing something like my Roxy character. Then, I had to take time off as I got farther along in my pregnancy. Then, production on the movie halted for a bit. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ And that was it. After I had my son, I thought they were getting everything together, and we were going to get back to shooting the movie. But, it died out. There were rumors that Peter Sedora was starting to mess around with the girls. So that everyone knows, I wasn’t a part of that.When it ended, and it all came to a close, how did you feel? The show was very successful. You were very successful and a big part of it. Everything looked to be going so well and then it came to a screeching halt.For me, it was a slower crash than a lot of the girls. Because when I left, some of the girls went to Hawaii and were doing a lot more. I was going to go back to it. For me, I had just become a mom and I was going to work my way back into it. For the rest of the girls, it was they left and were told that they would get called back. I think a lot of the girls freaked out and they didn’t have backup careers. They didn’t know what to do with themselves. I look back and see of the girls went to POW and Boxy Boxing. They were grabbing onto anything that was like GLOW. Nothing else worked after that. Fortunately, I had a backup plan.A lot went into getting the AfterGlow name trademarked as you didn’t have the rights to the GLOW name. There was another member who had the name, who licensed it to the people at Netflix to do the show that airs on there right now. What is the story behind all of it?Ursula bought the rights for $1.00. I should have bought the name (laughs). I didn’t own any trademark. If I’m going to give 100 percent to something, I wanted to make sure I have the AfterGlow with the Original GLOW girls trademarked. Otherwise, whatever we would do, we would have still been worried about the GLOW licensing because it wouldn’t have worked with the Netflix deal.How did you find out Ursula licensed the rights to Netflix?She had the rights for a while. She was doing little sideshows. She counted on us helping to do the shows. Most of us were there for her. We were hoping that with that name, something would happen with it. I did that in 2002. She couldn’t plan something as big as this. I think Netflix came to her and said they wanted to buy the rights. It was like a jackpot, but we were left out of the jackpot.Was it upsetting to you because the girls had done so much to help her out, yet you were left out in the cold? I didn’t want any part of that and to be in cameos. My thing is I wish she would have helped others who were on the show who were less fortunate. Help them out or do something. I never wanted any part of it. I think Ursula could have worked out as part of the deal to get some of the other girls involved.When it came to getting the AfterGlow name, I found out that getting it trademarked came because of the fans. How did all of that come about?I came back with this idea. We had done this documentary back in 2012 before the show on Netflix. There was no talk about GLOW. I was doing a radio show, and I wanted to do something for the fans. All of a sudden, there was a Kickstarter, and you could do it. I didn’t have anyone like that to help me out. I did research and got a Kickstarter up the next week. I said at an AfterGlow party that I want to raise $5,000 to get AfterGlow trademarked in one month. I honestly thought I was going to get a dollar from our millions of fans. But that didn’t work. And I saw right away the fans wanted this to happen. But I did raise the money. The fans got so wrapped up into it. We were only a $1,000 away and then one fan who wanted to have dinner, put down that money, and he ended up doing all of our artwork. It’s because of the fans that the AfterGlow is here and I will never let that go.Have you watched the reboot of the show on Netflix and what are your thoughts on it?Oh my god, yes. I have watched all of the shows on Netflix. I met some of them at a WWE pay-per-view about a year-and-half ago. I don’t think they knew we were going to be there. I found it very odd that we were there when the cast of Netflix was there. We were backstage filming and the entire cast except for Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong), who was the real wrestler of the group. They were freaking out when they saw the original GLOW girls. I’m looking forward to season three.Does the show do a fair depiction of how it was?It is in the sense that we lived in apartments and how we did our auditions. There were a few stories with a couple of girls fighting. Again, I have to say that the stories that happened back in the 1980s would blow people away if they knew some of the real stories that happened to us.Women’s wrestling has never been hotter. You look at Wrestlemania 35 on Sunday night, and it’s headlined by Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair. What does it mean in terms of the evolution in women’s wrestling? You looked from when you started to where it was right now, and it’s come full circle. You go from the GLOW girls to nothing to then women being in matches just because of their looks to now being in the biggest match on the biggest show of the year for pro wrestling.last_img read more

Trinidad Sanchez, 91, Wellington: Sept. 3, 1922 – April 23, 2014

first_imgTrinidad Sanchez, age 91, lifelong Wellington resident, died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington.  She was a retired sales clerk at Chief Drug Store and Geronimo’s.Trinidad was born on September 3, 1922 in Wellington, KS to Gregorio and Maria (Garcia) Sanchez.She was a member of St. Anthony/St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Isaac Sanchez and Carlos Sanchez; and one sister, Cecilia Epperson.Survivors include her sister, Alejandra “Alex” De La Torre of Los Angeles, CA ; brother-in-law, Eugene Epperson of Derby, KS; and several nieces and nephews.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.  Father Dwight Birket will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.Rosary will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more