Murofushi wins World Cup title

first_imgATHENS – Reigning Olympic champion Koji Murofushi of Japan won the men’s hammer throw in the World Cup on Saturday for his second title in as many weeks in Europe.Murofushi outperformed the rest of the field, which included last year’s world champion Ivan Tikhon of Belarus, with a personal season-best effort of 82.01 meters as he added to the victory he claimed at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart last Sunday. Tikhon finished second with 80.00. Murofushi took the lead with 79.70 in the first round of throws and bettered his record to 81.30 on his second attempt and 82.01 on his third en route to extending his winning streak to seven out of seven events this year. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Lea Garner hangs on and edges Sirene Blair for Utah Women’s Open title

first_imgPROVO — Former BYU golfer Lea Garner hung on to win the inaugural Utah Women’s Open Sunday, edging Sirene Blair by one shot at East Bay Golf Course.Garner, a native of Washington Terrace who completed her career at BYU last year, added a 66 to her first-day 67 to beat Blair, who hails from South Jordan and just completed her collegiate career at San Diego State. Blair also shot 66 Sunday after a first-round 68.Finishing five shots back of the winner at 138 was Juli Erekson, a professional from Eagle Mountain, while BYU sophomore Anna Kennedy was the top amateur, finishing with a 140 total, a shot better than State Amateur champion Kelsey Chugg.By winning, Garner earned $3,000, while Blair got $2,000 as the runner-up and Erekson received $1,200 for third in the tournament sponsored by Siegfried & Jensen and Fairways Media.In Sunday’s final round, Garner extended her overall lead to three with birdies at holes 2 and 3, before Blair cut the margin to one with birdies at 6 and 9. A birdie on 12 left the two in a tie before Garner made back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 with Blair also birdieing 14. Then both golfers finished with birdies at 16 and 18.Other top finishers included Carly Dehlin at 143 and Kendra Dalton, Naomi Soifua and Alina Vannarath at 144.last_img read more

Ronald Walton, 81, Wellington: July 2, 1936 – June 29, 2018

first_imgRonald WaltonRonald A. Walton of Wellington, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 81.Ronald was born the son of George and Nina (Johnson) Walton on Thursday, July 2, 1936 in Burden.On January 22, 1960, Ronald and Glenda Scott were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage before her passing in 2014. Ronnie served in the US Army from 1954-1957, graduated from the NCO Academy and was Sergeant Reserve for five years in the Kansas National Guard from 1975-1981. After 30 years of service, Ronnie retired from USD 353 in Wellington as the Maintenance Director. He was blessed to see all five of his grandchildren go from daycare through high school and was particularly proud to have three graduate from college and move on to careers. Ronnie held various memberships and was a life member of the Wellington V.F.W Post 881, American Legion Post 90, AF & AM Masonic Lodge 150 of Wellington H6 and was a 45-year member of the York Rite Knights Temple. Survivors include his daughter, Ronda Walton of Coweta, Okla.; daughter, Wanda Keith and her husband Craig of Wellington; granddaughter, Vanessa Keith of Wichita; granddaughter, Katelyn Keith of Wichita; daughter, Tina Walton of Wellington; grandson, Aaron Norton and his wife Katie of Wellington; son, John Walton of Wellington; grandson, Jake Walton of Wichita; grandson, Jack Walton of Wellington; brother, Dale Walton of Franklin; sister-in-law, Marilyn Pendleton of Tonkawa, Okla.; sister-in-law, Debbie Allen and her husband Larry of Checotah, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Ruby Scott of Checotah, Okla.; brother-in-law, Nick Scott and his wife Jane of Checotah, Okla. along with many nieces, nephews and loyal friends made over the years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nina Walton; wife, Glenda Walton, sisters: June Armstrong and Lois Martin, brothers: John Pringle, Donald Walton, George Walton, Jr., brothers-in-law: Donald Pendleton and Roger Scott and his father-in-law, Glenn Scott. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Ronald will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the chapel of Cornejo | Day Funeral Home, Wellington. Interment will follow with Military Honors will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Avenue of Flags. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Cricket: Kohli’s ‘mic drop’ adds ‘spice’ to the Test series, says captain Joe Root

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V/Line almost back on track

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON TEN more V/Line weekday services will return to trains across the network from 26 April, with the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Council becomes business ‘friendly’

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke Cardinia Shire Council has committed to working with small businesses to manage the impacts of disruptive infrastructure projects, signing the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Builders’ mecca in heart of Officer

first_imgBy Danielle Kutchel A stalwart of the building supply industry, Van Steensel Timbers in Officer has been supplying householders and tradespeople in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img