LSU must live with, and win with, growing pains

first_imgLSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) is one of the many young players who should lead LSU on the path to success this season, regardless of how bumpy it may be. / Troy Taormina, USA TODAY SportsLSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) is one of the many young players who should lead LSU on the path to success this season, regardless of how bumpy it may be. / Troy Taormina, USA TODAY SportsHOUSTON – LSU is a team defined by youth, inexperience and unrealized potential, three characteristics that at once paint the No. 13 Tigers as an underdog and, should the pieces fall into place, a national championship contender.Yet growing pains were inevitable, and seen in bright color during LSU’s 28-24 victory Saturday against No. 13 Wisconsin, which stormed out to a 24-7 lead before wilting under the Tigers’ late-game charge.“Wasn’t a perfect game, but I’m happy the game went how it went,” wide receiver Travin Dural said. “It showed our true character. It showed the hard work we put in all summer. We fought in the second half, we were the stronger team in the second half and it showed.”The win heals all wounds, if the blemishes linger. Les Miles withstood the growing pains, grinding his teeth in frustration, nitpicking his team’s flaws, but found a silver lining in a simple thought: LSU won.“The growing pains are just … there are slight tremors and a very light infection when you win,” Miles said. “Growing pains, when you finish second, are operable. Growing pains we want to avoid as much as we can.”They will be unavoidable. This is a team, after all, which entered the regular season with just 12 returning starters, more than only three other members of the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers’ season-opening depth chart featured just four seniors on defense, while the offense went long into fall camp with an unsettled quarterback competition between two raw underclassmen.And so the inevitable growing pains appeared: LSU entered halftime against Wisconsin down 17-7, accumulating just 16 yards rushing on 15 carries, and quickly fell behind 24-7 after allowing a touchdown on the Badgers’ first drive of the second half.LSU’s offensive line missed assignments. The defensive line did the same. Sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings, who outdueled true freshman Brandon Harris to land the starting job, completed just 42.8% of his attempts, though two long touchdown strikes helped the Tigers at first weather Wisconsin’s storm and then move within striking distance in the fourth quarter.“It’s time that we stop shooting ourselves in the foot,” Miles said. “I can’t tell you the number of missed tackles. I can’t tell you the number of missed assignments.“The number of mistakes that were made by young players, the number of misfires that stopped us from really controlling a game and playing like we’re capable, will all be addressed in a very orderly fashion as we go through this week.”The team that reversed Wisconsin’s 24-7 advantage helped to illustrate LSU’s ultimate promise.Momentum shifted on a single play, a gadget trick, long Miles’ calling card. LSU’s drive following Wisconsin’s half-opening touchdown fizzled near midfield, leaving the Tigers facing fourth down at its own 43-yard line.Miles rolled the dice: LSU faked the punt and converted, leading to a field goal – the Tigers’ first score since the opening quarter – that made it a two-possession game. Momentum shifted into LSU’s corner.“I didn’t even know we were doing it, but it helped us a lot,” Jennings said. “We got back on the field and scored on that drive. We were trying to get in the groove of things and that really helped.”In the process, a young team may have discovered its identity. It’s a familiar approach: This team, like others before it, leaned heavily on a powerful, hydra-headed running game and a powerfully physical defense, riding both assets to 21 unanswered points during the game’s final 23 minutes.“We all know that in the fourth quarter we’re going to impose our will on the opponent,” Jennings said. “That’s what we go on each and every day at practice, to go into the fourth quarter, to just be strong.”For 15 minutes, a young team was vintage. The Tigers ran the ball 18 times for 77 yards in the fourth quarter, highlighted by senior Kenny Hilliard’s go-ahead touchdown run, and held Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin’s running game to just 15 yards on six carries – while the Badgers’ Tanner McEvoy, making his first career start, had more interceptions, two, than completions, one.“We’re a blue-collar team that will fight like hell and get into competitive games and scrap you,” Miles said. “We’re imperfect, even though we made the point that, frankly, that this is the time.”And if this is bad as it gets, LSU successfully weathered the storm. LSU won’t leave home for the rest of September, hosting Sam Houston State, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi State and New Mexico State, and could be undefeated heading into a major road test against Auburn on Oct. 4.A young team will “grow each week,” Jennings said. “I think we’re going to get better each day.”If LSU does make a run into the championship conversation, it may be on the back of a sloppy, error-prone, mistake-filled, teeth-gnashing win – but a win nonetheless.“We’ll only be better,” Miles said. “I think this football team can take this experience and realize that to do the things that we want to do, to have the ambition that we really have, we’re going to have to play better. The good news is, after victories it’s a lot more fun to go to work.”last_img read more

Gillette Stadium walls

first_img 9,699 posts Share this post Share on other sites Location:Boston RyanB06 Members 26,196 1 0 By DGivens87, October 9, 2006 in Sports Logo News Posted October 9, 2006 4,155 26,196 Link to post Share on other sites Sports Logo News josh1068 1 2 1 Hat Boy Location:About a mile from Lambeau Field Share on other sites Members Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share this post Members SportsLogos.Net 26,196 I just remember red walls at Gillette (just to stay on original topic)It is somewhat unfair to label soldier Field in any rennovations/new facilities. Remember that an entire level of suites, most notably in th US with Philips Arena, was a necessity in Chicago. The “new stadium structure” of Soldier Field has been made from between the original columns and original stadium. For the suites and club seats, they had to basucally build up. Club seats and suites at Soldier are really close since it is built up and not out.FYI, sitting in the stands at Foxboro is beautiful this time of year. From the upper levels, all you see around you is autumn foliage in bright reds, oranges and yellows. On clear days, to the north you can see the skyline of Boston.Can you see the field from the upper levels? It was nice of Mr. Kraft to perch the upper deck above the equivalent of 3 levels of suites (2 suite levels, and 1 club level concourse with a view of the field). The Cardinals and Patriots built their stadium a few years too early, as the standard is now to have a closer upper deck, and then build a 4 story suite structure where one of the upper decks would be (a la New Soldier Field, Camp Randall Stadium renovation, and the new 49ers Stadium). That way, the suites replace what would be the most distant seats. patsox Members 0 Link to post 3,831 posts 28,545 posts Bostonian AF Veteran Either-or. Signs use “Foxboro”, newspapers “Foxborough”. Sports Logo News Page 1 of 2   0 Posted October 9, 2006 Page 1 of 2   Favourite Logos:North Stars Share on other sites 79 Share this post 1,576 posts Medical Crab Moderators Lucky Number sharplcd Share this post Share this post Prev Members Posted October 9, 2006 0 26,196 721 Share this post Posted October 9, 2006 Members I apologize for any decorum 339 posts 0 57,917 posts doafhat 66 0 Forums Home sharplcd the admiral 0 I think it’s because a new football movie starring The Rock is going to be filmed there over the Patriots’ bye week. Isn’t it Foxborough? Or am I making that up? Share this post Recommended Posts Gillette Stadium walls 12 Is there anything around that stadium or is it just in the middle of nowhere? Members 66 0 I noticed it. It looked wierd. I have learned a lot about the history and logistics of Foxboro! Location:Massachusetts the admiral 66 805 Link to post 197 posts 805 1,110 posts jkrdevil 1,147 slapshot 0 Link to post Favourite Logos:North Stars jkrdevil doctorpeligro 0 the admiral 1,147 the admiral Posted October 10, 2006 I believe they chose Foxboro because it is about the same distance from Boston as it is from Providence, Rhode Island. Posted October 9, 2006 I apologize for any decorum Posted October 9, 2006 Members 0 Banned Link to post Link to post 0 Pharos04 Sports Logos 26,196 Location:Boston, MA 4,155 66 1 Is there anything around that stadium or is it just in the middle of nowhere?Pretty much was built on a very heavily settled section of Route 1 in Foxboro. there are no skyrises, not tall buildings at all. just a couple of Dunkin Donuts, a Ford Dealership across the street, and the highway. oh and an occasionally used train station 2,062 posts 17,857 posts Share on other sites Share on other sites 9,699 posts 66 Share on other sites Link to post Pharos04 66 7,537 posts Members Aside from being convenient to both Boston and Foxboro (both with major airports), the site of both stadiums is convenient to a few major highways (routes 95, 128, 495) and a major roadway (Route 1).There was never enough space in Boston proper for a big stadium, so Foxboro was chosen as a less expensive alternative that had enough real estate for the stadium and parking.Before Gillette Stadium was built, Robert Kraft was looking into a few other options: the Boston Waterfront (too expensive) or moving the team to Hartford (at the site of what is now Uconn’s Rentschler Field).In fact, within a week of deciding to build the stadium just outside of Hartford, a new deal was struck to buy out the homeowners and land around the current Foxboro Stadium to build Gillette Stadium (formerly CMGI Field). The new area included a new training camp and practice facility, new team offices and housing for players, new pro shop, and restructured parking. There were also renovations done around Route 1 to accommodate the larger stadium and all the increased traffic that would come with it. Once Gillette was completed, Foxboro Stadium was torn down and made into a parking lot for the new stadium.However, the construction of Gillette Stadium meant the demise of one of its displaced neighbors, Spooky World (America’s Horror Themepark), through eminent domain. Link to post Share this post Posted October 9, 2006 They picked Foxboro on the basis that since the team named changed from Boston to New England they should pick a spot that is near two of the bigger cities: Boston and Providence. And Foxboro was relative centered between the two and had land to build the original stadium FYI, sitting in the stands at Foxboro is beautiful this time of year. From the upper levels, all you see around you is autumn foliage in bright reds, oranges and yellows. On clear days, to the north you can see the skyline of Boston.Can you see the field from the upper levels? It was nice of Mr. Kraft to perch the upper deck above the equivalent of 3 levels of suites (2 suite levels, and 1 club level concourse with a view of the field). The Cardinals and Patriots built their stadium a few years too early, as the standard is now to have a closer upper deck, and then build a 4 story suite structure where one of the upper decks would be (a la New Soldier Field, Camp Randall Stadium renovation, and the new 49ers Stadium). That way, the suites replace what would be the most distant seats. 0 You don’t kill people you don’t know. That’s a rule. Share on other sites 57,917 posts 0 Share this post patsox Share on other sites Share on other sites 12 The reason the stadium is in Foxboro(ugh…and you can take THAT any way you wish) is that when the Pats were looking after 1969, with no place to go, the guy who owned the old harness track there made some of his excess land available. (I don’t think the track is operating any more, although I did go there 20 years ago.) Had it not been for that – just in time for the NFL meetings before the 1970 season – the Patriots might have asked for permission to move and got it as nothing else was showing up. The promise of the new stadium also allowed Harvard, which had vowed not to allow the pros on their sacred turf, to bend for one year (1970) so as not to be seen as chasing the team out of the area when a new stadium was being built.Also forgotten – the track was the Bay State Raceway, and for about 24 hours, the Patriots were going to be called the Bay State Patriots until wiser heads prevailed. Posted October 9, 2006 Link to post Posted October 9, 2006 Link to postcenter_img Link to post Share on other sites the admiral Link to post 0 Share this post 0 Location:East Providence dfwabel 0 1 DrBear Can’t help but think there must’ve been a site closer to Boston to put the new stadium. Posted October 9, 2006 Actually, the design on the walls are the red and white stripes of the U.S. flag, albeit at an odd angle.FYI, sitting in the stands at Foxboro is beautiful this time of year. From the upper levels, all you see around you is autumn foliage in bright reds, oranges and yellows. On clear days, to the north you can see the skyline of Boston. Also, just a mile away from the stadium on Route 1 begins a several-mile long stretch of malls and restaurants, so you’re not exactly out in the middle of nowhere…civilization is close by! Share on other sites 11,387 posts 1,576 posts slapshot 17,857 posts Actually, the design on the walls are the red and white stripes of the U.S. flag, albeit at an odd angle.Red and white stripes at a 45 degree angle look more “candy cane” than US flag. The walls at Schafer Stadium (and I think during some of the Sullivan Stadium years) had red/white stripes that resembled a waving flag. They also had blue fields with stars on them to complete the design. DGivens87 Link to post Location:Miami, Florida Followers 0 0 0 1,147 370 posts Share on other sites 120 Location:Latitude 47° 132 Link to post Prev Pharos04 Favourite Logos:North Stars 783 posts 26,196 Link to post 721 Next 26,196 Share this post 66 OMMF 132 patsox 79 CCSLC Night Crew leader? (edited) 120 Share this post Share this post 132 4,155 1,147 Share on other sites Link to post Gillette Stadium walls 0 All Activity 721 Sports Logos I miss Michelle. Posted October 9, 2006 Members Share this post 120 Don’t know if anyone else caught this, but apparently the walls surrounding the field at Gillette Stadium are now red and white…Anyone know if this is just temporary with some new designs to be added to the white spaces, or if this is the final product? 0 Posted October 10, 2006 0 Is there anything around that stadium or is it just in the middle of nowhere?It’s a town of about 16,000 approximately 20 miles southwest of Boston. Yeah there’s not much around it. Share this post Link to post whats saban doing? explaining how to toss a challenge flag or somethingIMO: while watching the game i kinda liked the way the walls looked-sharplcd patsox Members Edited October 9, 2006 by patsox#1 66 Posted October 9, 2006 Location:Massachusetts Link to post Share this post Members All Activity doctorpeligro Sign in to follow this   721 Forums Home Share on other sites Posted October 9, 2006 DrBear 66 26,196 0 Share this post Members Members Posted October 9, 2006 12 dfwabel Members Followers 0 Medical Crab Posted October 9, 2006 Posted October 10, 2006 2 0 SportsLogos.Net RyanB06 0 Hat Boy Share on other sites Next Go To Topic Listing 721 slapshot 2,396 posts Pharos04 slapshot the admiral 721 0 Location:Boston Bostonian AF Veteran Members 0 1,147 Share on other sites doafhat 79 57,917 posts 0 1,147 Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 26,196 josh1068 Share on other sites I apologize for any decorum Bemused member DGivens87 Gillette Stadium walls Share on other sites Posted October 9, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites 805 Link to post Link to post OMMF Members Moderators Posted October 9, 2006last_img read more

Krovinović on potential West Brom stay – Wants to experience ‘magic’…

first_imgThe midfielder joined the Baggies on loan from Benfica in the summer as part of Slaven Bilić’s overhaul of the squad.He’s proven to be a big hit at the Hawthorns, with 27 appearances in all competitions and two goals and three assists in them.His popularity means plenty of West Brom fans would be happy to see him stay, although he admits he doesn’t know if this is possible as the club did not include a purchase option in the deal with Benfica.Embed from Getty Images“I think every player wants to feel the magic of the Premier League one day, it’s something special,” he told 24Sata.“But honestly, I don’t know what my future is, my loan expires in the summer, and West Bromwich doesn’t have a buyout option in the contract.“I just want to play as much and as well as we can, and then we’ll see what they bring us this summer.“I really don’t know what’s going to happen in the summer, but I want to secure a Premier League place with West Bromwich. That’s my only goal; I’m totally focused on that success.”Krovinović was one of several new players to arrive at the Hawthorns this summer, with them all arriving after a change in management at the club.The Baggies elected to hire Slaven Bilić on a two-year deal, having parted ways with Darren Moore back in March 2019.The Croatian has proved to be as popular at his new club as he was at West Ham previously and Krovinović had nothing but praise for the Croatian.“Our entire staff is fantastic, and Slaven Bilić immediately delighted me.“We work great; he really has amazing communication with all the players. Everything works great, knows how to keep the whole team ‘strung, knows when it’s time for a joke, but also when it’s time for maximum seriousness.“He has helped me adjust to English football; he has a wealth of experience; we all want to reach the Premier League because of him.”Embed from Getty ImagesKrovinović has taken to the Championship like a duck to water with West Brom, quickly adapting to both the physical and technical aspects of England’s second flight.The division can often be one that catches players out, with a gruelling schedule and plenty of talented sides making it one of the most competitive in the world.That’s something Krovinović believes, saying he has been impressed by the ‘fierce’ duels on offer.“I agree that this is one of the toughest leagues in the world, you have a lot of matches, a lot of teams are very evenly matched, there’s nowhere to score three points in advance,” he added.“And every team plays really hard, very fiercely. Every team has the right players; I really didn’t think there would be so many ‘Spaniards’.“It’s hard for me to single out some names now, but one of those is certainly our Matheus Pereira.“Yes, every team has some great connoisseur, but they also have those players who play hard, to the bone.“The duels are fierce, the referees allow for tougher play, and many say the Championship is heavier than the Premier League.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCar Novels[Photos] Waffle House Waitress Didn’t Know She Was Recorded While She Served This CostumerCar NovelsUndoWork from Home | Search AdsOnline Jobs Might Pay More Than You ThinkWork from Home | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHealth & Human Research10 Foods To Never Eat If You Have High Blood PressureHealth & Human ResearchUndoCNN with DBS BankHow Essential Businesses Are Surviving A Global PandemicCNN with DBS BankUndoCosmo-Womens17 Photos That Show the Dangerous of Ocean SwimmingCosmo-WomensUndoFood PreventThis Drink May Help You to Eliminate Knee and Joint Pain in Just 5 Days – Food PreventFood PreventUndo West Bromwich Albion star Filip Krovinović has admitted he doesn’t know if he will be staying at the club beyond this summer when his loan deal expires.last_img read more

Resaul off to participate in two lawn tennis competitions

first_imgAspiring professional lawn tennis player Vadeanand Resaul is using his summer vacation to develop his fledgling career by participating in two overseas tennis tournaments.  The young man and his mother, Rohanie Resaul, yesterday departed Guyana for Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the COTECC Trinidad Summer Bowl 2019. They will then journey to Antigua where he will  match his skills against his junior Caribbean counterparts in the COTECC Wadadli Bowl 2019. The 13- year-old Marian Academy student, who has represented Guyana on a number of occasions revealed to Stabroek Sport that he has been working tirelessly and “expects to perform to the best of my ability.” The trip is fully funded by his parents.last_img

Home-based Players Top Thomas Dennerby’s List Ahead of Women’s WAFU Cup

first_imgSuper Falcons of Nigeria TrainingSuper Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has invited 26 players to camp in Abuja ahead of the 2019 Women’s WAFU Cup of Nations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Super Falcons’ squad is dominated by home-based professional players including  Rivers Angels midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku and Ibom Angels goalkeeper Christy Ohiaeriaku. Former youth internationals: Efik Peace, Joy Jerry, Joy Bokiri, Ologbosere Mary and Chidinma Okeke made the cut while Sevilla’s Toni Payne, Turkey-based Esther Sunday and USA-based Uchenna Kanu join the squad from abroad. Dennerby’s invitees comprise of four goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and nine forwards. THE SUPER FALCONS FULL LIST FOR CAMPING AHEAD OF 2019 WAFU CUP:Goalkeepers: Christy Ohiaeriaku, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Alaba Jonathan, Tochukwu Oluehi.Defenders: Ugochi Emenayo, Glory Ogbonna, Chidinma Okeke, Maryam Ibrahim, Rofiat Imuran, Mary OlogbosereMidfielders: Peace Efih, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Adebisi Saheed, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Joy Bokiri, Cynthia AkuForwards: Mary Anjor, Alice Ogebe, Uchenna Kanu, Joy Jerry, Chioma Wogu, Rita Okoro, Rofiat Sule, Esther Sunday, Antionette PayneRelatedlast_img read more

The Obamas congratulate Tyler Perry on his studio’s grand opening: “What an inspiration”

first_imgABC/Steve Iervolino(LOS ANGELES) — Although they were unable to make it to the October 5 grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Barack and Michelle Obama have a special message for the director and now studio owner.“So much love for @TylerPerry, who just opened the first major film studio lot fully owned by an African-American,” tweeted Mrs. Obama tweeted. “Barack and I couldn’t be more proud of you—thanks for showing that no matter what, progress keeps marching forward.”“What an inspiration,” she wrote, adding a strong arm emoji.Perry later reposted Mrs. Obama tweet to his Instagram, adding his own thoughts to her message.“I’m a writer with no words,” he wrote. “I’m still trying to take it all in. Forgive me but all I can say right now is thank you!!! @michelleobama.”As previously reported, Perry told ABC Audio that he hoped his studio opening would serve as inspiration to others.“My whole intention…my whole hope is that somebody gets inspired,” he said. “If that happens, then I’m good, I’m good. So that is that, that is what I feel. I want to inspire somebody — to dream, to believe that they can do it too. No matter where he came from.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Peterson races to Dirt Dominator win at River Cities

first_imgTyler Peterson won Friday Dirt Dominator at River Cities Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker, Mike SpiekerGRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 6) – The Dirt Dominator series continued Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Tyler Peterson picked up a thrilling win in the finals to punch his ticket to the $10,000-to-win Dirt Dominator finale at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco on Oct. 25. It was no easy drive to the finals for Peterson. The Hickson, N.D., driver was paired with Casey Arneson, who won the IMCA Modified feature earlier in the evening. After getting by Arneson, Peterson was paired with Marcus Tomlinson before facing weekly local foe Rob VanMil. Peterson snuck by VanMil to meet hometown hero Dustin Strand. Strand won the coin flip for lane choice and elected to start on the low groove.The duo picked up the pace out of turn two and were door to door exiting turn four to take the green flag. They made contact on the front stretch heading into turn one with Peterson holding a half car length advantage. Peterson opened up his lead to five car lengths as he took the white flag as the cruised to the $1,000 payday.“Starting off of turn two, I knew I needed to get a good jump. I really liked the bottom but Dustin won the coin toss and took it. We got into it on the front stretch, but it was hard racing for a thousand bucks. That was a lot of fun out there,” said Peterson in victory lane. “I love this place and have a lot of laps around here. We just set up the car the best we could and gave it everything we had.” Sweet 16:Tyler Peterson defeated Casey Arneson; Marcus Tomlinson defeated Dan Dowling; Rob VanMil defeated Rusty Kollman; Zach Dockter defeated Joey Rowell; Lucas Rodin defeated Nick Curtis; Rich Pavlicek defeated Jesse Skalicky; Dustin Strand defeated Bryce Borgen; and Darren Pfau defeated Dustin Hartwig. Elite 8:Peterson defeated Tomlinson; VanMil defeated Dockter; Pavlicek defeated Rodin; and Strand defeated Pfau. Final 4:Peterson defeated VanMil; and Strand defeated Pavlicek. Final:Peterson defeated Strand.last_img read more

Mike Sorensen: Utah Jazz: At least pick didn’t get booed

first_img Related All of a sudden we have a little bit of everything going on in the world of sports …It’s probably a good thing the Jazz didn’t invite the fans for draft night at the EnergySolutions Arena like they have in the past. The reaction to the pick of Kosta Koufos would likely have been similar to the reaction at Madison Square Garden when the Knicks chose Italian Danilo Gallinari. Which was similar to the one at my house by my Jazz-fan son when the Jazz chose Koufos …There’s something about unknown big guys with funny names that makes fans wary. Sometimes they work out (Dirk Nowitzki, Manu Ginobli) and sometimes they don’t (Darko Milicic, Niciloz Tskitishvili, Oleksiy Pecherov, Greg Ostertag) …The Jazz brass certainly were excited to get a player projected to be picked as high as 13 or 14 at No. 23. However, the simple fact is, Koufos fell to 23 for a reason or else a bunch of teams would have taken him. You can’t say the Jazz got a lottery player. He’s still a No. 23 pick …I’m not saying Koufos won’t be a good player. He’s been compared favorably by some to Mehmet Okur, so perhaps he can take the Turk’s place in four or five years. By then he’ll only be 23 or 24 …Good for BYU’s Trent Plaisted to get drafted after a lot of folks thought he wouldn’t. I’ll still be surprised if he sticks on Detroit’s roster, but then again I’m still surprised former BYU center Greg Kite lasted for 12 seasons in the NBA …Speaking of Kite, did you know he started 225 games during his career, including all 82 in 1990-91 with Orlando? At least Plaisted is a slightly better free-throw shooter than Kite, who shot an abysmal 48.6 percent from the foul line in his NBA career …Once again, no American male players made it to the second week of Wimbledon. This year was one of the worst ever, however, with only one American male player making it as far as the third round, the worst U.S. showing since 1926. With Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova both eliminated last week, the Williams sisters are on a collision course for the finals, unless they start playing like the American men …How about former Salt Lake pitcher Jered Weaver becoming just the fifth pitcher in Major League history to be the losing pitcher in a no-hitter pitched by his own team. Weaver pitched the first six innings of the Angels 1-0 loss to the Dodgers Friday, but his error contributed to L.A.’s only run in the fifth inning …Just when local fans were getting excited about the Blaze, they go and blow a lead and lose a playoff game at home. While it was disappointing, give Danny White and the Blaze credit for recovering from that awful 0-9 start all the way to hosting a first-round playoff game …Just when local fans are getting excited about Real Salt Lake after five straight games without a loss, the team goes and loses in the worst possible way — an own-goal in the 89th minute to one of the league’s worst teams. At least RSL still has more than three months left on its schedule, unlike the Blaze, who are done for the year …Not that an American has to win the U.S. Women’s Open, but it was too bad to see Stacy Lewis fade badly Sunday with a 78. The winner, in case you didn’t see, was 19-year-old South Korean Inbee Park, not to be confused with Angela Park, a 19-year-old Brazilian-born 19-year-old of Korean descent, who lives in California. She finished in a tie for third place with Lewis and In-Kyung Kim, not to be confused with Mi Hyun Kim, who finished in a tie for sixth, and Song-Hee Kim, who tied for 24th …Who’s the best player on the PGA Tour now that Tiger Woods is out for the season? It’s got to be 47-year-old Kenny Perry, who won for the second time this year at the Buick Open and moved into third place on the FedEx points list. Kenny Perry? Yikes … Finally, for all you diehard college football fans, the season begins exactly two months from today for BYU, Utah and Utah State (Weber State starts two days earlier), with training camps a little more than a month away. Utah Jazz notes: Williams making himself at home in Utah — all yearcenter_img E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Buellesfeld and volunteers are placing 5,000 flags across Wellington this holiday

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Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down mariah · 110 weeks ago Thank you for your enthusiasm and really showing what the 4th means to you and others. I think it is important to remember the freedom we have because of those who gave their lives for us. Including immigrants who came to our nation to have the freedom we allow. This land was and has always been a melting pot of immigrants, and will continue to be. Thank you for the purchase of the flags. I hope you find more volunteers to put them up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John · 110 weeks ago Good job J.P. putting feet to faith! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Pam · 110 weeks ago Thank you so very much for showing Wellington what the fourth means to you and what it truly stands for, God Bless You! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Elaine Achemire · 110 weeks ago Thank you so much for putting the flags out all over town! It gives the whole town a patriotic feel! God bless you!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Dutch · 110 weeks ago Thanks so much for the flags. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Don Stephenson · 110 weeks ago Did Cory serve? or is he just appreciative? Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Dan · 110 weeks ago This is a beautiful and patriotic gesture. But, my comment is: Please PICK THEM BACK UP after the 4th! A few years ago another business put out a lot of similar flags around town. But after July 4, no one picked them up. They ended up in mud puddles, gutters, or run over by mowers,etc. A most disrespectful and sad fate. Report Reply 1 reply · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 110 weeks ago The Volunteers have promised me they will pick up the US Flags after the Kansas Wheat Festival on July 15,2018 and they will retire the US Flags as required by US Flag Code.The Volunteers also committed to me, to pick up the US Flags before July 15,2018 if they did not look nice & do not continue to honor the United States. Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Dixie · 110 weeks ago Thank you!! Our town looks really nice Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Peggy Lawrence · 109 weeks ago J P. Thank you for the flags. They are truly a glorious sight to see. It is a real testament for the love of our country. Many thanks. Peggy Lawrence Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments U.S. Flags around the roundabout. (Photo by Dennis Thompson).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — J.P. Buellesfeld has never been shy about saying his favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. He has always had a large private fireworks show in his neighborhood in Wellington.But this year he decided to do something different.He has purchased 5,000, 4×6 flags and have put it around Wellington.J.P. Buellesfeld“My mom came here from the Philippines Island as an immigrant,” Buellesfeld said. “She was welcomed here with a dream for a better life for her children. That’s why I have always loved this holiday.”So he placed his order a couple of weeks ago and when the shipment arrived he along with an estimated 40 volunteers, started placing these small flags around town.“As of Monday morning, we have distributed about 4,000 flags and have 1,000 more to distribute in the next 36 hours,” Buellesfeld said. The flags are everywhere. Buellesfeld said the U.S. Flags with the best viewing are: (1) Highway 160-going east from Roundabout to Woodlawn; (2) Sellers Park by the tennis courts; (3) Woods Park- south of the Golf Course; (4) Jefferson Street downtown to 15th Street; (5) Washington Street downtown to 15th Street; (6) Lincoln School and Stewart Park; (7) Roundabout at A & 15th Street ; (8) Washington School; (9) Lincoln Street Corners from Jefferson Street to the Cemetery; (10) Downtown Trees; (11) 9th Street Baseball Field; (12) 8th Street going west from Bridge to Oil Field Road; (13) United States Post Office Building; (14) Century Park/Lions Club Park; (15) Day Street (going north to City Fireworks show on July 4th); (16) Sumner County Courthouse. “I personally think ever single U.S. flag makes Wellington look nice for the holiday,” Buellesfeld said. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Set for BCIHL Stretch Drive

first_imgEarlier this month the team traveled to the Lower Mainland where they took part in the BCIHL University Showcase. The Saints beat both Trinity Western and the University of Victoria, but fell 4-3 to SFU in an entertaining game that was decided in a shootout.“The showcase gave us a good opportunity to get a focused look at where we are at this point in the season,” says Heaven.“All three games featured excellent hockey and our guys showed that we can win on any given night. There were also a lot of scouts in the stands taking a look at how our players might fit into another program once they graduate from Selkirk College. Our guys certainly gave them something to think about.”The trio of Dallas Calvin, Jamie Vlanich and Ryan Edwards continue to lead the way offensively for the Saints. All three West Kootenay-raised forwards are in the top-five of league scoring, but Heaven says the team’s depth is what stands out.“It’s fun to watch these young men perform on the ice,” says Heaven.“But championship teams are not built with one line or three individual players. It’s a luxury as a coach to be able to roll four lines and know that every single player has the ability to make an important contribution each time they are out there. Most importantly, our play in our own zone has been developing well, we are fortunate to have such a strong defensive core and great goaltending.”Trinity Western currently sits third in the league, but are last season’s defending regular season champions. Heaven expects an entertaining game on Friday night.“When we played them earlier this month, it was a great battle,” says Heaven.“They have one of the top goaltenders in the league [Silas Matthy] who is able to withstand our constant attack on offence. It took a powerplay goal by Ashton McLeod midway through the third period to get the win. I’m expecting another great game and this will be an important test as we make our way to the playoffs.”The BCIHL post-season begins on the March 11-13 weekend. Friday night’s game at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre begins at 7 p.m. The Selkirk College Saints pursuit of a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title begins in earnest Friday against the Trinity Western Spartans.With the second semester of play underway, the three-time defending league champions begin a string of five straight home games at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre where they hope to get a firm grasp on the top seed heading into the post-season.“This team certainly has what it takes to become champions once again,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“There’s still plenty of work to be done and we are going to get better, but we have put ourselves in a great position to compete with any team in this league.”The Saints currently sit one point back of Simon Fraser University (SFU) for first place in the BCIHL standings.The team is coming off a big 7-3 Saturday night win against Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington where the powerplay got hot with five goals on seven opportunities.last_img read more