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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The last time Oxford won a game it was in 2015-16 in a 58-49 victory over the same school, Cedarvale-Dexter on Feb. 26, 2016.It was sweet redemption for the Wildcats who had lost to the same team on two previous occasions. On Dec., 8 in the Udall Tournament, the Oxford girls lost 38-34. Then four nights later, Oxford fell to the Spartans 51-16.If Oxford hasn’t had enough of Cedar Vale-Dexter, the Wildcats play them again for ninth place in the South Central Border League Tournament on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Cowley County Community College.It has been quite a roller coaster ride for Oxford after losing to Caldwell early in the week 43-7. They then came back for its big overtime win on Friday. It didn’t start out very well as Oxford scored just five points in the first half, and was trailing 9-5 at the half.Oxford discovered some offense in the second half out scoring the Spartans 11-9 and 14-12 in the third and fourth quarter to put the game into overtime.The Wildcats would outscore the Spartans 10-2 in overtime to secure their first win of the season.Oxford then played Udall Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the play-in tournament. Things were not quite as positive as the fatigued Wildcats, who lost 43-15.South Haven girls: L-R, Back row: Kayden Wolf, Kendall Ray, Lillian Bowlby, Tiffany Liersemann, Megan Giger; Middle: Brionna Byers, Erica Cullens, Cynae Wiley, Rachel Turek, Brittney Byers; Front: Mariah Newberry, Madison Smith, and Sydney Bacon. (Click on photo for larger version).2. South Haven girls have arrived.The SCBL girls race could be a barn-burning race to the finish, not to mention the tournament being played this week. And the South Haven girls made a statement Friday, they have every intention of being in the thick of things.West Elk defeated South Haven 46-45 on its home court. That’s quite an accomplishment considering West Elk was ranked No. 10 in Class 2A girls in last week’s KBCA poll and had just lost its first game of the season to Sedan 37-35 Tuesday night.It appears the SCBL may be a three-team battle going down the stretch between South Haven, West Elk and Sedan. And don’t sleep on Argonia either.On Friday, South Haven was short handed early when its starting center Lily Bowlby suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and never returned.“We didn’t run our offense well after that for the rest of the first half,” said Mike Heater, South Haven girls coach. South Haven was trailing at the half 26-10.But things turned in the third quarter and the Cardinals cut the lead to 10. In the fourth quarter the offense kicked into gear and created more turnovers. South Haven would eventually take a 3-point lead with a minute-and-a-half left. The lead went back-and-fourth. With six seconds left and down by two, South Haven fouled and put West Elk at the free throw line. The Patriot made one of two to give West Elk a 3-point lead.Cynae Wiley, who led South Haven with 20 points, would hit a jumper at the buzzer. But her foot was on the 3-point line and it only counted for two, leaving the Cardinals with a 1-point loss.South Haven, which is 7-3 and was on a four-game winning streak going into Howard, is the No. 2 seed in the SCBL Tournament. The Cards are expected to beat Central tonight. That will then set up a showdown with Sedan in the semifinals on Thursday with tip-off at 8:30 p.m.3. Belle Plaine blues. The fourth ranked Belle Plaine boys learned too quickly why Cheney is considered the No. 1 Class 3A team in the state — losing 58-37 Friday. It was a game that garnered not only Central Plains League attention but plenty across the state.Belle Plaine got rolling early with 15-12 output in the first quarter. Then Cheney stifled Belle Plaine’s potent scoring offense the rest of the way, outscoring the Dragons 10-6 in the second quarter, 21-10 in the third and 15-6 in the fourth for the 21 point win.Belle Plaine head coach Joe Newman wasn’t pleased.“Cheney forced us into a pace we weren’t comfortable with. They did an excellent job of exposing some of our weaknesses and with that they were able to outperform us in the second half. In our previous games we did an excellent job and on Friday we failed to do that. No time to worry about it because we have a match up with Mulvane to focus on.”Cheney was led by Trent Scheer, who had 18. Belle Plaine for the first time this season had no players in double figures.Cheney is a team Belle Plaine will have to contend with in the Class 3A sub-state which the Dragons will host.In the mean time, Belle Plaine will pinpoint its focus in the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic. That tournament starts with the top-seed Dragons battling Mulvane on Wednesday at 6 p.m.4. Undefeated Wellington Middle School teams.If you haven’t been paying attention, the Wellington Middle School basketball teams are doing pretty well, especially on the girls side.In the past week, the Wellington seventh grade A team has beaten Mulvane 29-4 and 40-9. Do the math – that’s a combined 69-13 score. This age group is 9-0 for the season, and outside El Dorado, has not been challenged this season.The Wellington eighth grade girls are also undefeated. Wellington eighth grade coach Jeff Frazee hasn’t lost a game since 2016. This week, Wellington won 40-16 against Mulvane and 43-11 against Ark City for a combined 83-27.There are a lot of theories why Wellington is seeing so much success in the middle school level. One of them being that much of the opposition has been hit hard by club volleyball — which has literally taken over in girls athletics in the south-central area.Nevertheless, Wellington Middle School girls basketball teams have continue to be a great feeder program for the high school, which has been the most successful varsity program in Wellington over the past 10 years.5. Tournament week.It is the one week in January that makes a sports editor tired with games going every night.Here’s a schedule in chronological time order of the two big tournaments, SCBL and Roadrunner Classic, involving Sumner County teams this week. For the bracket click here.SaturdaySCBL play-in: Girls:Central 60 Cedar Vale -Dexter 56.Udall 43 Oxford 15.Boys:Flinthills 68 South Haven 47Udall 55 Argonia 36.MondaySCBLGirls:#8 Udall at #1 West Elk, 5 p.m.#5 Argonia at #4 Caldwell, 5 p.m.#10 Central at #2 South Haven, 5 p.m.#6 Flinthills at #3 Sedan, 5 p.m.TuesdaySCBLBoys:#8 Flinthills at West Elk, 5 p.m.#5 Oxford at CV-Dexter, 5 p.m.#7 Udall at #2 Sedan, 5 p.m.#6 Central at #3 Caldwell, 5 p.m.WednesdayChaparral (boys)#8 Mulvane vs. #1 Belle Plaine, 6 p.m.#4 Kingman vs. #5 Chaparral, 8 p.m.Thursday Chaparral (boys) #7 Conway Springs vs. #2 Ark City, 6 p.m.#6 Clearwater vs. #3 Wellington, 8 p.m.SCBLGirls – semifinals game.FridayChaparral (boys) Semifinal games.SCBLBoys – semifinals game.SaturdayChaparral (boys) Finals.SCBL Boys and girls finals.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five sporting things that are going on in Sumner County this week.1. A time to break losing streaks.In December, the Belle Plaine varsity girls broke a 42 game losing streak. On Friday night, the Oxford girls broke a similar streak. This one was for 38 games when the Wildcats took Cedar Vale-Dexter to overtime and won 40-32 in front of their home crowd.
This combination of photos provided by the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, Pa., shows an X-ray of two balls lodged in a puppy’s stomach, above, and the balls after they were surgically retrieved on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. The 6-month-old puppy, a Cane Corso named Jasper, is already back on his feet. (Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center via AP) LEVITTOWN, Pa. | A Philadelphia puppy is getting back to his bouncy self after two plastic squeaky toys were removed from his stomach.Doctors at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown say the only sign that 6-month-old Jasper was having problems was he couldn’t keep food down. He otherwise seemed energetically normal. This photo provided by Michael Ehrlich shows his 6-month-old Cane Coro named Jasper at home in Philadelphia. The puppy swallowed two large plastic balls, which remained lodged in his stomach probably for a few weeks, according to Ehrlich. They were surgically retrieved on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, and within a few days Jasper was already back on his feet. (Michael Ehrlich via AP) They say X-rays showed the two balls were taking up most of the space in the Cane Corso’s stomach.Dr. Scott Joudrey, who surgically removed the red-and-green balls on Saturday, says “dogs eat crazy things.”In the last year, the suburban Philadelphia practice treated a bulldog named Elvis that ate three pacifiers and a mixed-breed dog that scarfed down a pair of calf-high boots.Jasper’s owner, Michael Ehrlich, of Philadelphia, says he thinks the dog swallowed the toys weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES | The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch” is for sale for $1.885 million.Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000.Real estate agent Ernie Carswell tells the Los Angeles Times the house has been updated and upgraded, but the interior layout does not resemble what was featured on the show, which ran from 1969 to 1974. Interior scenes were shot in a studio.Carswell says a rock-wall fireplace, wood-paneled walls and floral wallpaper are vintage touches of what homes looked like in the 1970s.The agent says the home attracts 30 to 50 visitors a day.The owners died and their children are selling the property.Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/
Teams and ScorersScorers for Cavan: Oisin Pierson 1-3 (1f), Cian Madden 0-4 (1f), Ruairi Curran 0-2, Tiernan Reilly 0-1, Philip Rogers 0-1.Scorers for Galway: Darragh Silke 0-6 (5f), Padraic Costello 0-3 (2f), Evan Murphy 0-1, Conor Campbell 0-1.Cavan: Gary O’Rourke, John Cooke, Evaan Fortune, Killian Brady, Philip Nulty, Cormac Timoney, Danny Cusack, Ronan Patterson, James Smith, Ruairi Curran, Cian Madden, Philip Rogers, Oisin Pierson, Patrick Lynch, Tiernan Reilly. Subs: Ryan Coyle for Brady (22 mins, BC), Oisin Kiernan for Timoney (BC, 32 mins), Niall McCabe for Reilly (42 mins), Sean Keogan for Lynch (46 mins)Galway: Oran Burke, Eoin McFadden, Sean Mulkerrin, Colin Murray, Jack Glyn, Sean Fitzgerald, Liam Boyle, Matthias Barrett, Evan Murphy, Brian Harlowe, Darragh Silke, Liam Costello, Conor Campbell, Padraic Costello, Daniel Kenny. Subs: Martin Kerrigan for Harlowe (HT), MacDara Geraghty for L Costello (HT), Matthew Tierney for Geraghty (55 mins)Ref: James Bermingham (Cork)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email After The Game, Tommy Devane spoke to Galway Manager Stephen JoyceAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/STEPHEN%20JOYCE%20POST%20CAVAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Kevin Dwyer reportsAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GALWAY%20MINOR%20FOOTBALL%20FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway’s Minor Football Semi-Finals Ambitions came to an end in Carrick on Shannon when beaten by Cavan in the All-Ireland Quarter Final by 1-11 to 0-11.
WHO said Tottenham never win anything?Spurs striker Harry Kane sealed the club’s first double since 1961 with an MBE in the New Year Honours.2 Harry Kane has enjoyed a brilliant year for club and countryCredit: Getty Images – Getty View this post on Instagram 💑💖🥰 A post shared by Harry Kane (@harrykane) on Dec 18, 2018 at 12:40am PSTIt follows the Golden Boot he won at the World Cup in the summer after skippering England to the semi- finals.And Kane hopes his success will inspire his Tottenham team-mates — currently second in the Premier League — to silverware this season.The Spurs hotshot, whose personal awards to date also include the PFA Young Player of the Year and two Premier League Golden Boots, said: “On the pitch, it’s been a whirlwind and hard to process it all.“Hopefully we can carry on and win something this season — that would be the most special moment.”Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane will be awarded with a New Year honour by the QueenKane, 25, received news of his MBE when his fiancee Kate called him before Spurs’ December 5 3-1 home Premier League win over Southampton.Kane said: “We got a letter to the house, Kate opened it.“Normally we’d talk a little but she would never call me just before the match. I had a missed call and she texted me ‘Could you answer?’.“I thought something was wrong! But Kate was excited and said we’d had a letter from the Queen.“I’m proud for her as well and the whole family. It’s not just for me.“We’re part of a journey together. It shows that the hard work has paid off.”2 Spurs and Three Lions hero Harry Kane will be awarded an MBE in 2019Credit: PA:Press Association View this post on Instagram Merry Christmas from me, @kategoodersxx, Ivy and Vivi 🎄🎄🎄 #MerryChristmas A post shared by Harry Kane (@harrykane) on Dec 25, 2018 at 7:53am PSTKane’s accolade caps an incredible year in which he became a father for a second time.He captained England to a first World Cup semi-final since 1990, finishing top scorer in Russia with six.And after 30 Prem goals last season, he now has 12 this term and is one off Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts.Spurs are second in the Prem, in the Champions League last 16 and the Carabao Cup semi-finals.Kane’s goal in the 5-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day was his 120th league goal for the club.He said: “It’s surreal, really. It’s been a great year for club and country and hard to put into words.“I’m very passionate and patriotic about our country and, going back to England, it shows how good the summer was — not just from my point of view but bringing everyone together.“I’m proud to be a part of it and thankful to all my team-mates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio Pochettino, Gareth Southgate, all the staff, the guys as well.“Without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and getting these accolades.”England match winner Harry Kane says it’s been a ‘great year’ as Three Lions beat Croatia to make UEFA Nations League finals
BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer Jersey Bluessixth at national championships Jersey Blues sixth at national championships BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Bo Scannapieco will always have fond memories of the 2004 Brookdale Community College women’s softball team. The Jersey Blues completed the ’04 campaign with a sixth place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III fastpitch softball tournament, in Joliet, Ill. Overall, the Blues were 41-13, winning their ninth straight Region XIX championship and fourth straight Garden State Athletic Conference crown during their run to the nationals. “My expectations were filled,” said Scannapieco. “We won the most exciting Region ever. I’ll always remember that about this year.” The highlight of the Region was Brookdale’s come-from-behind win in the final on the home field of archrival Gloucester. The Roadrunners had taken a 3-2 lead with two runs in the top of the seventh only to see their nemesis, Brookdale, answer with two in the last of the seventh to steal the victory and the championship. The young Jersey Blues, who had just one player who had been to the nationals the previous year, carried that momentum to the nationals, where they went 1-3 and finished in sixth place. “We did OK,” Scannapieco said of his team’s performance in Joliet. “It was a good season for us. I thought we played well. The effort was there, but not the execution. “I felt things had to break right for us because we were a young team,” he added. Brookdale got out of the gate on the wrong foot, dropping its first game in Joliet to Rainy River (Minn.), 3-1. “That was the toughest loss,” noted Scannapieco. “I thought we were the superior team. We pitched well and played defense. We just didn’t hit well. It was tough to accept.” The lack of run support for pitchers Elyse Papianni and Cherise Maltais would unfortunately be the theme of the tournament for the Blues. Outside of a 10-0 win over Suffolk, N.Y., that followed the loss to Rainy River, the Blues struggled to get runners across the plate. “We just didn’t score enough runs,” Scannapieco remarked. With the Suffolk win on May 20, the Blues were still in the championship hunt, but that ended the next day against Corning, N.Y., which beat Brookdale, 2-1, on two unearned runs. Papianni had been working on a perfect game through five innings when things went sour in the sixth and Corning scored two unearned runs. “We left everything out on the field in that game,” noted Scannapieco. “They had an All-American pitcher and we kept the pressure on her throughout the game. We got an RBI double from Leah Minnick, but we just couldn’t tack on more. We had runners on second and third in the seventh and couldn’t score. “We were going to have to win a 2-1, 3-2 game somewhere,” he said. After falling out of the championship hunt, Brookdale fell 4-0 to Dawson (Mont.) in the fifth/sixth consolation game. Scannapieco used his entire roster in this game so that everyone on the team got to play in the nationals. Papianni and Maltais both pitched superbly at the nationals. Papianni did not allow an earned run in her two starts and struck out 17 in 13 innings of work. Minnick, who led the nation in RBIs this year with 82, had four hits and four RBIs to pace the offense. Deidre Trijilio also had four hits in Joliet. Scannapieco is already looking forward to 2004. He knows he has a very solid returning cast led by pitchers Pap and Maltais and shortstop Minnick. With some strong recruits to add to the mix, Brookdale figures to be back in the national championship picture.
DUBAI, UAE (CMC): West Indies have suffered another setback before next week’s first Test against India after frontline seamer Kemar Roach was forced to return home due to the death of his grandmother. The 30-year-old Barbadian, who has formed a formidable new-ball partnership with Shannon Gabriel over the last 12 months, was scheduled to leave yesterday for Bridgetown, Barbados. A Cricket West Indies statement said Roach would not be replaced but would rejoin the squad in India following the funeral. The first Test bowls off in Rajkot next week Thursday with the second match carded for Hyderabad from October 12-16. Roach is the unit’s most successful seamer, having played 48 Tests and taken 163 wickets. He is one of five pacers in the touring party along with Gabriel, captain Jason Holder and the uncapped pair of Sherman Lewis and Keemo Paul. Only last week, speedster Alzarri Joseph was forced out of the squad with fitness concerns, leaving the Windies short of a bowler with Test experience. On Monday, Windies players were also hit with the news of head coach Stuart Law’s resignation effective year end.
– says tax measures will leave long-term effects on small minersLeader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, is calling for a reversal of the tax measures implemented by the Government on the mining industry, in the wake of a meeting with representatives of the sector.On Wednesday, the Opposition Leader met with members of the Guyana GoldThe Opposition Leader with miners at Wednesday’s meetingand Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) to hear their concerns. In the wake of that meeting, Jagdeo at a press conference on Thursday called for the Government to revisit its tax policy towards small- and medium-scale miners.According to Jagdeo, the Government should reverse any oppressive tax it has placed on those involved in the mining sector, if it was truly serious about keeping the sector and the involvement of small- and medium-scale miners viable.“We have heard from the Minister that gold and small miners are doing extremely well. We had a better understanding, after (the) discussion with the GGDMA, about how these policies affect miners. And because the President has refused to meet with the GGDMA, I don’t think he has a keen understanding of the impact of his Government’s policies on the mining sector,” the Opposition Leader said.Jagdeo called on Finance Minister Winston Jordan to acknowledge that he made a mistake in implementing “draconian” taxation policies on those involved in the mining sector.“Namely the removal of the two per cent tax on income. So now these miners will be subjected to the 28 per cent. Also the impact of the policies to tax heavy-duty equipment and the 100 per cent increase in Tributors Tax, they’re all contributing to what I would call the future decline of small mining in Guyana,” Jagdeo related.He sought to debunk the impression that Guyana’s small- and medium-scale miners were prospering, calling it a mistaken view.The GGDMA had for some time sought an audience with President David Granger, but to no avail. This is despite threats of protests. In light of this, Jagdeo said a lack of understanding of the plight of the small- and medium-scale miner may have contributed to the present state of affair.“And so, this mistaken view that miners are making large sums of money, particularly small miners and therefore they must be a target of the Ministry of Finance is a mistaken view. We will continue to call for a reversal of this taxation policy and we hope that the Government will accede to it,” Jagdeo told reporters.During the three-hour meeting on Wednesday at the GGDMA’s office at North Road, a number of critical issues were raised.Among the challenges identified was the spike in taxes across the board implemented by the Government; in particular, the increase of the Tributors Tax from 10 to 20 per cent, Value Added Tax on heavy-duty mining equipment and the two per cent Withholding Tax.In addition, the Association had complained of not being able to benefit from the grant of duty-free concessions on mining equipment, vehicles and fuel, owing to the red tape experienced at the regulatory agencies. The poor state of the roads in the mining areas and other related issues also came up.
0Shares0000BEIJING, China, June 18- Shanghai Shenhua have offered Didier Drogba 200,000 pounds ($314,000) a week to play for the club, a salary that would make him the best paid player in China, state media said Monday.Reports say Drogba, who left Chelsea after helping them win the Champions League final against Bayern Munich last month, will join the Chinese Super League club and may announce the move later on Monday. According to the official Oriental Morning Post, the two sides have already reached agreement “in principle” for a two-and-a-half-year contract.The proposed salary would exceed the pay of Drogba’s former Chelsea teammate and Shenhua’s current top player Nicolas Anelka, who is reported to be receiving 200,000 euros ($291,000) a week, it said.Shenhua declined to comment on Monday, and an official said Drogba would make the announcement himself if he decided to sign.The Ivory Coast star said Sunday that information about his future was due shortly but he side-stepped questions as to whether he would link up with Shenhua.“The next step is interesting,” the 34-year-old said during a visit to New Delhi.The earliest Drogba could arrive in Shanghai to begin playing for the club is early July, the report said.It added that the proposed deal includes Drogba becoming a spokesman for a Chinese online gaming company, in a similar arrangement to French striker Anelka, who joined Shenhua in January.Anelka was paid $3.4 million to endorse an online game developed by Internet company The9, whose chairman Zhu Jun is also the chief investor in Shenhua.Under the terms of the possible deal with Drogba, Shenhua would also participate in charitable projects, possibly involving a hospital that he is having built in his native Ivory Coast, the newspaper said.Drogba is active in charitable causes through his foundation, which seeks to provide support in health and education to African people.Shenhua, now 12th in the 16-club league, have struggled despite hiring Anelka and head coach Jean Tigana, who was later sacked and replaced with former Argentina manager Sergio 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Manchester United star Juan Mata has told talkSPORT he is expecting great things from young striker James Wilson, saying the 19-year-old has “everything to succeed” with the Premier League giants.Wilson has impressed in his breakthrough season with the Red Devils, having been given his first taste of first-team action at the end of last term under interim boss Ryan Giggs.He’s had to wait for his chance, with Radamel Falcao joining the club in the summer, but he was on target for United in Tuesday night’s FA Cup victory over Cambridge United which saw the 11-time winners progress to the fifth round.Picking the ball up outside the box, Wilson dropped his shoulder and fired a sweet left-foot shot past goalkeeper Chris Dunn and into the bottom-corner, sealing a 3-0 triumph at Old Trafford.Rival side Tottenham have been rewarded for their faith in their young stars, with 21-year-old striker Harry Kane currently the Premier League’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions.And Mata believes Wilson will similarly become a key member of the Man United squad of the future.“James has a great future ahead of him,” the Spain international told the Sports Bar.“Everyone can see he has a great left foot, it’s incredible the way he can finish. His touch is good and he is quick as well; he has everything to succeed.“He will have to be patient because there are a lot of other players in the team, but I think he can be very important to the club in the future.”United boss Louis van Gaal has said he is targeting FA Cup glory after progressing to the next stage of the competition.The Red Devils haven’t lifted the trophy since 2004 but are one of the favourites for this year’s crown after Manchester City and Chelsea faced shocked fourth round exits.And Mata added that the side will do everything in their power to bring home some silverware following a tough few seasons at Old Trafford.“It would be very good for us to win the trophy,” the playmaker said.“It’s been a long time since the club has won the FA Cup so it would be special for every one of us.“We will do everything we can to pass the next round and that’s all we’re thinking about now, the next round.”On the clash with Cambridge, who hit the post inside a minute of play at the Theatre of Dreams, Mata added: “It was a tough game from the beginning.“You could see that from the first chance they had. If they scored the game would have been totally different, but after that we focused on moving the ball quicker, we scored goals and we played well.”