Wellington school board interviews 3 candidates

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 232 weeks ago Shouldn’t the School Board have to wait until after the November elections like the republiecans are doing with the US Supreme Court vacancy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 232 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down srorabau · 232 weeks ago Supporter, advocate, proponent, equals Crusader. I think Dr. Whitener is a good candidate. Report Reply 0 replies · active 232 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Three candidates were recently interviewed this week for the Wellington School Superintendent’s job. Those candidates are.Superintendent Mark Whitener, Oxford, USD 358.Educator Frederick Van Ranken, Smoky Valley Public Schools, USD 400.Superintendent Robert Young, Ellis Public Schools, USD 388.The Wellington school board will be naming a replacement to replace current Superintendent Rick Weiss, who will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year in June. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

The late Sibyl Wells donation to Wellington Library exceeds $100,000

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down jason B · 225 weeks ago Being left that kind of money, hopefully they will spend it smart. That will do a lot for the library. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Jo Plumb, Wellington Public Library Director, along with several members of the Library Board of Trustees and library patrons joined together Thursday at a reception to celebrate National Library Week and to announce a generous gift received from long time Wellington resident Sibyl K. Wells. Sibyl WellsMs. Wells was a graduate of Wellington High School and went on to work for the Allis-Chalmers dealership for 35 years and then the Sumner County Clerk’s Office for 20 years before retiring. Ms. Wells died October 20, 2015 at the age of 97.Ms. Wells’s donation, which exceeded $100,000, will be used in accordance with the library’s mission and values; to support the library’s endeavor to be responsive to the ever changing information needs of the community and to support diverse programming, and up-and-coming technologies.The Board of Trustees is very grateful to receive such a generous gift to further the Library’s programming and mission. The Wellington Public Library will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer. It is one of the few Carnegie Libraries still in use in Kansas.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Another .2 inches of rain this morning; puts Wellington at 3.8 inches for July already

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Wellington had .2 inches of rain this morning. That makes it 3.8 inches of precipitation for July and 25.72 inches for 2016.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS assists in Mulvane flood Friday night

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire and EMS assisted with water rescue in Mulvane on Friday evening after the community received around 5 inches of rain. Wellington Fire/EMS sent two personnel and a boat to assist individuals trapped in a house and a camper. With assistance from two different fire departments staff rescued nine people and one pet. Staff also assessed flood areas for other victims.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Belmont Stakes horses, odds, expert picks & more for first leg of 2020 Triple Crown

first_imgTaking a look at all the three-year-old thoroughbreds competing, here’s breaking down the pedigree, odds and the best bets for the marquee action at Belmont Park:MORE: Full odds & post positions for 2020 Belmont StakesBelmont Stakes horses 2020Here’s a snapshot of the 10 horses in the field for the first leg of the Triple Crown, including who’s riding them and who trains them:Post positionHorseJockeyTrainer1Tap It To WinJohn VelazquezMark Casse2Sole VolanteLuca PaniciPatrick Biancone3Max PlayerJoel RosarioLinda Rice4ModernistJunior AlvaradoBill Moss5Farmington RoadJavier CastellanoTodd Pletcher6Fore LeftJose OrtizDoug O’Neill7Jungle RunnerReylu GutierrezSteve Asmussen8Tiz The LawManny FrancoBarclay Tagg9Dr PostIrad Ortiz Jr.Todd Pletcher10PneumaticRicardo Santana Jr.Steve AsmussenBelmont Stakes oddsHere’s another look at all the horses ranked by their latest odds from Sports Insider and how those compare to their initial morning line odds at Belmont Park:HorseUpdated oddsMorning line oddsTiz The Law-1256-5Tap It To Win+6006-1Dr Post+7005-1Sole Volante+8009-2Pneumatic+10008-1Max Player+180015-1Modernist+180015-1Farmington Road+250015-1Fore Left+330030-1Jungle Runner+550050-1MORE: Get the latest Belmont Stakes odds from Sports InsiderWhy is Tiz The Law such a heavy favorite?Tiz The Law stamped his status as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby had it been run on May 2 by speeding to victory in the Florida Derby on March 28. With the Grade 1 race at Gulfstream Park also being 1 1/8 miles, it makes sense Tiz The Law keeps that same vibe for the Belmont Stakes.Tiz The Law has shown great instincts with his deliberate pace early in races before picking the right time to hit his fastest gear and pull away. It’s appropriate that his first Triple Crown race is in New York, given he’s both locally owned by Sackatoga Stable and bred by Twin Creeks Farm.HIs 82-year-old trainer, Barclay Tagg, once had a dominant popular horse in Funny Cide, who won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2003. Based on the impressive results that include four wins in five races, Tagg has conditioned Tiz The Law to be able to win with different styles from different posts.Is Tap It To Win the biggest threat to upset Tiz The Law?Tap It To Win has good recent experience at Belmont Park having just won the Allowance (1 1/16 miles) on June 4. Tap It To Win relies on starting fast and wouldn’t surprise anyone if he had the early lead on Saturday. The question is whether, even with the shorter distance, whether he can hold up until the end with Tiz The Law working to leave a lot in the tank for the stretch.Sole Volante might be a better choice for the upset as the opposite kind of horse. He needs to stay in it early because he is strength is closing. Neither horse is as well-rounded as Tiz The Law, but a big burst somewhere could end up paying off.Going deep into the field, Dr Post can give Tiz The Law some trouble right next to him at No. 9 if he can stay with him halfway through the race. Max Player and Farmington Road are the true longshots to watch, however.Max Player won the Grade 3 Withers, a 1 1/8-mile race at Aqueduct when he last raced on Feb. 1. Linda Rice, who is attempting to become the first female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes, has worked to make him feel at home on the track. Max Player is ridden by Joel Rosario, who won a much longer Belmont Stakes with Sir Winston last year.Farmington Road needs a fast, tight race but those would be ideal conditions for him to shock everyone after coming in fourth in the 1 1/8-mile Arkansas Derby on May 2.Which post position is the most favorable in the Belmont Stakes?Tiz The Law is trying to change a long-standing trend from No. 8, which has produced only 5 past winners. No. 1 has by far produced the most winners, at 23, which is an obvious boost to the chances of Tap It To Win.Then come No. 3 and No. 5, tied for 13 winners each, playing well into the upset chances of Max Player and Farmington Road. No. 2 has been rather effective between two favorable spots, producing 11 winners and providing some hope for Sole Volante.Two years ago, Triple Crown winner Justify came through from No. 1. Sir Winston made it work with the middle from No. 7 last year.Which trainers have had the best Belmont Stakes success?Mark Casse, who trained Sir Winston for his first victory, builds a stronger case for Tap It To Win. Todd Pletcher, a three-time Belmont Stakes winner, has both Farmington Road and Dr Post in the mix. The only other trainer with a Belmont victory is Steve Asmussen with Creator in 2016, but he has two shaky entries in Pneumatic and the overwhelmed Jungle Runner.Which jockeys have had the best Belmont Stakes success?While Manny Franco and Tagg are both looking for their first wins with Tiz The Law, there’s some good experience elsewhere. Before Sir Winston, Rosario also won with Tonalist in 2014. John Velazquez is looking to make it three with Tap It To Win, after victories with Union Rags in 2012 and Rags to Riches in 2007. The 2020 Belmont Stakes will be in the unusual position of opening the Triple Crown racing season instead of closing it. The Third Jewel, for the first time in its illustrious history, will serve as the series’ first event when “The Run for the Carnations” goes down this Saturday, June 20 (5:42 p.m. ET post time on NBC) in Elmont, N.Y.With the Kentucky Derby (Sept. 5) and Preakness (Oct. 3) moved back late from their usual Saturdays in May, the Belmont Stakes arrives only on a two-week delay from its originally scheduled June 6 date. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic causing a big schedule adjustment in relation to the other two races, the Belmont Stakes also goes from the longest Triple Crown race (usually 1 1/2 miles or 12 furlongs) to the shortest (1 1/8 mile or 9 furlongs) Jose Ortiz is going for the big upset with Fore Left after bringing home Tapwrit in 2017. HIs brother, Irad Ortiz Jr., won for Asmussen with Creator and is trying to do the same for Pletcher with Dr Post.Belmont Stakes picksWith the Belmont Stakes replacing the Kentucky Derby as the first Triple Crown race and the Preakness as the shortest one, it sets up for a predictable result and no surprise on top, especially with the extra time to rest and prepare.Tiz The Law has everything in his favor, with the right speed for the right length. Max Player is set up to sneakily emerge as a real challenger until right near the end. Tap It To Win will build enough momentum early to make sure he will at least settle for third.Win: Tiz The LawPlace: Max PlayerShow: Tap It To Winlast_img read more

Fantasy Baseball 1B Rankings: Top players, sleepers at first base for 2020

first_img2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Matt Olson is a candidate to lead the position in HRs this year, which is why he’s fifth in our rankings. Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo, and Josh Bell profile as 30-plus-HR hitters over a full season who can post solid averages, and while they’re not the only guys who can do that (Carlos Santana, Yuli Gurriel), they’re either the most proven, or in Bell’s case, someone who seems to be only getting better. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverIf you’re just looking for power, Max Muncy, Miguel Sano, Rhys Hoskins, Edwin Encarnacion, Renato Nunez, Christian Walker, and maybe even Luke Voit can all hit a good amount of HRs and drive in runs, but several could be drafted at other positions and most will hurt your batting average. Injuries and playing time are also concerns for a few of them. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamIf you want to be one of the few owners to get an appreciable amount of SBs from your 1B, you can target Danny Santana (who’s eligible in Yahoo leagues at every position except catcher) or Wil Myers, but you better have sluggers/RBI producers at other positions to pick up the slack. More 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorIf you really want to wait at 1B (or if you’re in a league with a CI spot), you can still find good power late in the draft in the form of Mark Canha, Joc Pederson, Hunter Dozier, or Dan Vogelbach. Jesus Aguilar could bounce back after last year’s disastrous campaign, or Yandy Diaz could break out. Even guys like Eric Thames and Rowdy Tellez will hit HRs, if nothing else. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | PointsIt’s easy to get lulled into thinking almost all 1Bs are the same, at least after the top four or five, but there are differences that are important to note when building your team. Someone like Santana figures to score more runs than, say, Encarnacion, but the latter figures to have a few more RBIs. Gurriel will have a better average than Sano, but if you need HRs more, Sano would probably be your choice. Either way, there are plenty of options at this position — and plenty more will emerge throughout the season. It’s important to note that the players below are ranked as if they’re only eligible at 1B. Certain players might be ranked higher overall because of eligibility at other positions.We’ll be updating our 1B rankings as needed, so check back for the latest player movement.DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet First base has seemingly taken a backseat in recent years to other fantasy baseball positions. Sure, there are still plenty of high-upside sluggers, but with batting averages and stolen base attempts dropping, the position is less multi-dimensional than it used to be. Still, even a quick glance at our 2020 1B rankings reminds us how deep the position is, especially if you don’t mind sacrificing a little average. Whether it’s a high-round stud or a late-round sleeper, there are plenty of first base options to circle on your draft cheat sheet. Cody Bellinger, Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt and Pete Alonso make up our top four, and even though Bellinger stands above the rest after an MVP campaign that included a .303 average and 15 SBs last year, there isn’t a huge difference between them. We’re betting on a slight power regression from Alonso and a bounce-back in average for Goldschmidt, whose .303 BABIP last year was 45 points below his career average. That drop can’t entirely be chalked up to leaving Arizona either, as Goldschmidt actually hit better on the road while he was a Diamondback. We’re higher on Goldschmidt that most other sites, so, while you can probably wait to draft him until the fourth or fifth round, Freeman and Alonso will be gone by the second or third. Fantasy Baseball 1B RankingsRankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as categoriesPosition eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (5 games started or 10 games played at a position)RankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility1Cody BellingerDodgersOF2Freddie FreemanBraves3Paul GoldschmidtCardinals4Pete AlonsoMets5Matt OlsonA’s6Jose AbreuWhite Sox7Anthony RizzoCubs8Josh BellPirates9DJ LeMahieuYankees2B, 3B10Max MuncyDodgers2B, 3B11Yuli GurrielAstros3B12Rhys HoskinsPhillies13Carlos SantanaIndians14Miguel SanoTwins3B15Edwin EncarnacionWhite Sox16Danny SantanaRangers2B, 3B, SS, OF17Christian WalkerD-backs18Ryan McMahonRockies2B, 3B19Brandon LoweRays2B, OF20Renato NunezOrioles3B21Luke VoitYankees22Wil MyersPadresOF23Yasmani GrandalWhite SoxC24Eric HosmerPadres25Michael ChavisRed Sox2B26Joc PedersonDodgersOF27Mark CanhaA’sOF28Daniel MurphyRockies29Ryan Braun*BrewersOF30Hunter DozierRoyals3B, OF31Yandy DiazRays3B32C.J. CronTigers33Howie KendrickNationals2B, 3B34Jesus AguilarMarlins35Eric ThamesNationalsOF36Rowdy TellezBlue Jays37Dan VogelbachMariners38Joey VottoReds39Miguel CabreraTigers40Albert PujolsAngels41Christian VazquezRed SoxC42Dominic SmithMetsOF43Ji-Man ChoiRays44Jake BauersIndiansOF45Mitch MorelandRed Sox46Jay BrucePhilliesOF47Ronald GuzmanRangers48Justin SmoakBrewers49Garrett CooperMarlinsOF50Brandon BeltGiantsOF51Niko GoodrumTigers2B, SS, OF52Evan WhiteMariners53Nate LoweRays54Rio RuizOrioles3B55Ryan O’HearnRoyals56Travis Shaw*Blue Jays3B57Chris DavisOrioles58Marwin GonzalezTwins3B, OFlast_img read more

The Rock and Dany Garcia are here to save the XFL; partners buy league for $15 million

first_imgThe league was heading for another unfortunate end as it did in 2001, but Johnson, Garcia and RedBird Capital swooped in to purchase the Alpha Entertainment, parent company of the XFL, for $15 million, putting ownership in the capable hands of Johnson and Garcia — as long as the sale is approved over the coming weeks.MORE: Did one ex-NFL player signing bring about end of XFL?Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a long history with league founder Vince McMahon, as he was one of McMahon and WWF’s prized sports entertainment superstars in the ’90s and early 2000s. McMahon announced in 2018 that the league would restart, and it fielded a product in early 2020.Along with Johnson, Garcia is a co-founder of Seven Bucks Companies, a group that has hands in entertainment, marketing and brand industries.The football league founded and restarted by McMahon showed a decent level of success in its 2020 return, with TV ratings and attendance steady through the first several weeks of the season. If ya smell what The Rock is … buying.As he’s done in “Fast and Furious” movies so many times, The Rock is here to save the world once again — just a smaller world this time, as the former wrestling and current movie megastar has partnered with Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital to buy the XFL, saving it from shutdown. Unfortunately for fans of the league, the coronavirus pandemic shut down operations, sending it into a quick downward spiral resulting in the ceasing of operations and an uncertain future.For now, it looks like the XFL will live on with wrestler/movie star/football player Johnson. Playing at the University of Miami, Johnson was a member of the 1991 Hurricanes national championship team. Injuries derailed his college career, and he was eventually replaced by future Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.last_img read more

Convoy of historic military vehicles will cruise across Iowa next week

first_imgA convoy of olive drab-painted jeeps, trucks and other historic military vehicles will make its way across Iowa next week, part of a journey that’s taking the collection of privately-owned, restored vehicles coast-to-coast. Jan Gammon, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway coordinator for Prairie Rivers of Iowa, says there should be about 60 vehicles in all making the long trek from the East Coast to California.“People are welcome to line the Lincoln Highway and wave at people as they go by,” Gammon says, “or if they’re stopped in your community for a lunch break or overnight or whatever, the public is welcome to come up and look at the vehicles and talk to people on the convoy.” This is a recreation of a 1919 convoy that first drove from Washington D-C to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, then followed the Lincoln Highway all the way to San Francisco. It was the brainstorm of Henry Osterman, the first field secretary of the Lincoln Highway Association, who led convoys along the East Coast during World War One.“Just after the war was over, he had this idea to test the nation’s roadways,” Gammon says. “Since he was involved with the Lincoln Highway, he suggested that they take military vehicles across the nation using the Lincoln Highway, so, that’s what they did. They started at the South Lawn of the White House and then headed to Gettysburg.” The 100th anniversary convoy is a project of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. A century ago, the original transcontinental convoy included some 285 enlisted men and 24 officers, including a certain ambitious lieutenant colonel.“The first military vehicle convoy had Dwight Eisenhower on it,” Gammon says. “He later became president and signed in the Interstate Act to create the interstate system, so that’s kind of interesting.” The convoy is scheduled to cross the Mississippi River into Iowa on August 22nd, passing through Clinton, with overnights stays planned in DeWitt, Marshalltown and Denison. There should be stops in: Lowden, Marion, Belle Plaine, the Tama Lincoln Highway Bridge, Nevada during the Lincoln Highway Days Parade, Boone, Jefferson, Woodbine and Missouri Valley or Crescent. The convoy should pass through Council Bluffs on August 25th. Learn more: https://www.mvpa.org/last_img read more

Monday September 23rd Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sanó connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8. Minnesota piled up six runs in the first inning and rolled from there after starting the day with a four-game lead over Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Cruz became the 57th player with 400 homers. His fourth-inning solo shot was also his 40th homer of the season. The Twins retained their four-game lead over the Indians after Cleveland’s 10-1 win over Philadelphia. Minnesota has today off and finishes the regular season on the road with three games in Detroit and three games in Kansas City. 5:40 is the first pitch in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO, with Thursday’s game being a 12:10 first pitch with an 11:30 pre-game show. GALENA, Ill. – NIACC sophomore Zach Martin shot a 76-70 – 146 to win the Clarke University Fall Invitational on Saturday at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Galena, Illinois.Martin was in fifth place after Friday’s opening round 76 and then responded with a career-low 70 to earn individual medalist honors. Martin’s previous career low was a 74, twice.NIACC, which shot a 325 on Friday, shot a 310 on Saturday, which was the lowest team round of day for its 635 total, to place third in the tournament.St. Ambrose won the tournament with a 299-316 – 615 and the University of Dubuque placed second with a 315-316 – 631. Iowa Central was fourth with a 315-326 – 641.Also for NIACC on Saturday, Austin Eckenrod shot 77, Matthew Heinemann shot 81, Beau Thompson shot 82 and Jackson Hamlin shot 84.Eckenrod finished with a 80-77 – 157, Hamlin shot 82-84 – 166, Heinemann shot 87-81 – 168 and Thompson shot 88-82 – 170.NIACC continues its fall season Thursday at the Hawkeye Community College Redtail Shootout. AMES — Iowa State prepares for the start of Big 12 play after rolling to a 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Quarterback Brock Purdy set a school record with 510 yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns.Cyclone coach Matt Campbell. Purdy passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three as ISU improved to 2-1 on the season.Purdy and the Cyclones overcame turnovers on their first two possessions and would blow it open by scoring 45 points in the second half.Iowa State opens the league race with a visit to Baylor. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, Kirk Cousins rebounded from a rattled performance the week before with a turnover-free afternoon, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 34-14. The defense had plenty to do with the victory, too, with an interception by Harrison Smith to set up one of two touchdowns by Adam Thielen and two of the team’s four sacks by sub Eric Wilson. The Vikings improved to 2-1, and the Raiders fell to 1-2.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain passed 17 yards to Isaiah Weston for the game’s only touchdown early in the fourth quarter and lifted Northern Iowa to a 13-6 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.McElvain scrambled to his right then back across the field before finding Weston in the left end of the end zone with 14:14 remaining.Austin Evans and Bryce Flater picked off passes later in the quarter to thwart the Bengals (1-2). Omar Brown also had an interception for the FCS No. 8 Panthers (2-1) and Elerson Smith collected three sacks including one on Idaho State’s final possession.Kevin Ryan kicked two field goals for the Bengals before Matthew Cook hit one for the Panthers to cut Idaho State’s lead to 6-3 at halftime. Cook added a 20-yarder with 2:11 remaining in the game. He is perfect on eight attempts this season. NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The No. 10 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men’s cross country team placed fourth at the St. Olaf College Invitational on Saturday with 72 points.Host St. Olaf was the team champion with 25 points and Wisconsin-Eau Claire was second with 44 points.NIACC was led by freshman Jorge Ruiz, who was 20th in a time of 27 minutes, 54 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Connor Dolan was the individual champion in 26:24.NIACC’s Janvier Irakoze was 23rd in 28:11. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Evan Wilson (26th in 28:22), Aidan Bauermeister (30th in 28:25) and Dawson Schmidt (32nd in 28:33).Also for the Trojans, Ben Ellis (40th in 29:06), Jalen Peterson was 56th (29:48), Ellis Regan (58th in 29:51), Stephen Ringo (64th in 30:02), Matthew Dibbern (68th in 30:13), Sam Pedelty (80th in 30:43) and Alexander Levad (118th in 35:23).NIACC returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.last_img read more

Listening area passes 1000 positive COVID-19 case mark for July, 55% of area’s COVID cases identified this month

first_imgWorth Wright1 Butler2 Franklin4 Floyd1076 Deaths Hancock88680.73 Floyd891683.18 Mitchell66186.84 Mitchell76 Worth56 Floyd664138.32 Hancock476256.88 July case countCases before July 1New since July 1% since July 1 DES MOINES — Our north-central Iowa listening area has seen over 1000 cases of COVID-19 in the month of July, making for 55% of the total number of cases since the pandemic started.40 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in the listening area in the 24-hours leading up to 11 o’clock this morning, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. 18 of those cases were in Franklin County; six in Floyd; five in Cerro Gordo; four in Butler; two each in Hancock, Winnebago and Wright; and one in Kossuth.That brings the area’s overall total since the start of the pandemic to 1815 cases, with 1004 confirmed cases in the month of July.Cerro Gordo County has seen 567 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, but 82% of those, or 465 cases, were new since July 1st. Wright County has had 439 cases; Franklin 208; Hancock 109; Floyd 107; Butler 106; Kossuth and Mitchell each 76; Winnebago 71; and Worth 56.47 more people in the area have recovered, to bring the overall total to 1136, or 63%.Looking at the state numbers: 11 more people have died to bring the total to 865; 697 new cases were reported for a total now of 44,475; 762 more people have recovered to bring that total to 32,503, or 73%.Three long-term care facility outbreaks continue to be reported in our listening area. Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City reports 117 positive cases with 83 total recovered; the Sheffield Care Center reports 36 positive cases with 15 recovered; and the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton reports 28 cases with five recovered. Butler1064 RecoveredNew Recovered Franklin1191657.21 Franklin7713162.98 Area Total11364762.59 Mitchell294761.84 Cerro Gordo10246582.01 Wright3706915.72 Cerro Gordo220738.8 Kossuth324457.89 Floyd2center_img Area Total28 Hancock1092 Winnebago Wright38387.24 Winnebago3245.07 Kossuth Mitchell Hancock2 Winnebago264563.38 Area Total811100455.31 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Worth2137.5 Butler475955.66 Cerro Gordo17 Area Total181540 Worth154173.21 Butler8378.3 Kossuth35146.05 Wright4392 Franklin20818 Winnebago712 Kossuth761 Total % Recovered Cerro Gordo5675last_img read more