Milo round of sixteen commences today

first_imgEIGHT teams will advance this weekend when the Petra-organised Milo Under-18 schools football tournament hits the round-of-16 phase at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.In the first game today, Tutorial Secondary will have to stave off Masters Academy for their spot in the next round, with Carmel Secondary School taking on Lodge an hour and a half later.Dolphin Secondary go head-to-head with Sir Leon Lessons in the third match of the afternoon, while East Ruimveldt play Morgan Learning Centre in the final game.On Sunday morning, Queenstown will have their chance at a spot when they challenge Buxton, with Pure Masters and School of the Nations confronting each other in the second game of the day.Queen’s College will oppose their arch rivals Bishops’ High School in the third game of the day, with Chase Academy and South Ruimveldt Secondary battling in the final game.last_img read more

University Ridge offers lots to public, Badgers

first_imgNot everyone gets the chance to play between the white lines at Camp Randall Stadium. Not everyone is fortunate enough to shoot a free throw at the Kohl Center. Everyone, however, does get the opportunity to keep it straight and on the short grass at University Ridge Golf Course. University Ridge is located just over seven miles from campus, and allows one and all a little taste of what Badger golf is really like.The Ridge is a public course, and one that should not be passed upon when looking for golf around the Madison area. URGC was constructed by worldly renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., eventually opening to the public in 1991. Jones had much to work with, as the current terrain was formed through glacier movement thousands of years ago. It is the glaciers that were partially responsible for the naming of the course, University Ridge, as hills and valleys are prevalent throughout.Recently, University Ridge went through a meaningful renovation. This renovation added just less than 400 yards of length to the championship tees, a large upgrade from the previous distance of 6,888 yards. One reason for the renovation was for the course itself, and to attract more relevant outings and tournaments. This scheme has worked thus far, as URGC will host the Wisconsin Open in 2015.Also, the renovation adds difficulty for the state-bound golfers in high school competition each year. Since 1994, University Ridge has been the site for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association high school state championships. This stands for both the boys’ and girls’ competitions with the girls’ contest held in the fall, and the boys’ in late spring. University Ridge is a course for all types of players, but more importantly, it is the course for the Wisconsin Badgers.University Ridge has been the home course for the Badgers throughout the tenure of current men’s head coach, Jim Schuman. Though his competitive golfing days are over as a player, Schuman is able to keep the competitive instincts flowing while taking a business-like approach to his coaching position. Schuman went into detail regarding all that University Ridge offers to his players, describing it as one of the best college courses in the country. “The university is unbelievably lucky to have a course such as University Ridge”, Schuman said.The renovation project was also headed by URGC designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. and was completed in 2008. In total, the advancement owned a price tag of $3.1 million and was broken into various parts. A spacious, 33-acre, new practice facility is one of the main components to the improvement. Within the practice facility there are four practice greens exclusive to the Badger golf teams, leaving one extra green for the general public. The driving range was also redesigned and enlarged to accommodate UW golfers.Fourteen of the 18 holes at the Ridge were lengthened, increasing the difficulty for the Badgers. Schuman placed great importance on the lengthening of the course.“The renovation of University Ridge, in terms of its length, going from 6,900 yards to 7,300 yards, is giving us a lot more accurate picture about what we might see on the road, relative to scores, than maybe when it played at 6,800 or 6,900 yards,” Schuman said. “We went from probably a two and a half to a three shot differential, based on what we would see in qualifying, to about a one to one and a half shot differential.”Besides the constant challenges that the course provides for Badger golfers, URGC also presents the Badgers with exclusive club storage.Included in the renovation is a 250-acre plot that was originally destined for a second 18-hole course, giving UW a future outlook of golf at University Ridge. The improvement has made the difference for University Ridge when compared to the other neighboring golf courses; in which many have already offered their golf services to the Badgers. Though not located on campus, URGC has Schuman sold. “University Ridge, right now, is really providing everything we need to get prepared for the events we’re playing,” he said.The par-72 course can speak for itself, as it maintains a 74.9 slope rating. The Ridge was also rated sixth by Golfweek in its 2010 Best Campus Courses. Though Badger golf isn’t always affiliated with top 10 polls nationally, their home course, University Ridge, certainly is.last_img read more

Havili’s long path to success dictated by tough decision

first_imgSenior fullback and captain Stanley Havili has been touted as the most complete player on the Trojan roster — and for good reason. He can block, run, and receive as well as anyone else on the football field on any given night.The right direction · Senior fullback Stanley Havili decided how he’d spend his college years shortly after his freshman year by staying at USC. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan This doesn’t come as a surprise either. Havili’s 84 career receptions are the most ever by a USC fullback and rank 25th all time on the Trojans’ career pass catching list. He is ranked as the No. 1 fullback in the class of 2011 and has soaring NFL draft prospects.And if his 500-plus yards of total offense this season aren’t enough, Havili has served as the vocal and emotional leader of a squad shocked with the transition into a new coaching regime.All of this is general knowledge, at least to USC fans. What might not be so well known, however, is the fact that all of the success and hype that Havili has garnered as a Trojan in the past few years might never have come true had the senior taken the other path in a crossroads he encountered.Havili is a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a highly organized religion that follows a lifelong program of participation and growth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the fourth-largest religious institution in the United States, with more than six million members in the United States and more than 14 million worldwide.At the age of 19, many male members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints take a rite of passage.Missionaries, also known as brothers or elders, take a two-year hiatus from their working lives or studies in order to fully devote themselves to their traveling gospel. Young men aged 19-25 must meet standards of worthiness after undergoing a lengthy application process.Then, the Quorom of Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Church, assigns the elder to a mission in a location other than of his home. After being trained, the elders are sent to spread the gospel in a very disciplined lifestyle, their only outside contact being written letters to their parents and a call to their mothers twice a year. The trip is held in high reverence and the image of elders cruising through towns is a trademark of the Church.For Havili, his football career had usually taken precedence over all else, including his religious plans. The senior had the opportunity to bring together his faith, high-level play and close family demands at Brigham Young University in Utah — the largest religious university in the country, located about 40 miles from his hometown — but chose not to do so.Instead, the fullback looked to USC to help develop his talents and take him to the next level. As a standout running back out of Cottonwood High School in the heavily Mormon-populated Salt Lake City, Utah, Havili was strongly recruited by former BYU quarterback-turned-Trojan offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The two maintained a close relationship during their shared time at USC.Havili’s decision to become a Trojan rather than go to the Church-centered university was “easy,” he said, because he wanted to compete with the best players in the nation.“If I couldn’t compete here, then I’m not meant to play football anywhere else,” he said.Havili saw some early playing time as a true freshman at USC in 2006, filling in at his usual fullback position.Not before long, roadblocks were piling up in front of the rookie. His inaugural season with the Trojans was cut short when he broke his tibia early on playing against Arizona. And at the end of the season, Sarkisian flirted with the idea of filling the head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders, a move that would take him out of USC and away from his prized recruit Havili.Faced with an approaching 19th birthday, a broken leg, the prospect of a close coach walking away and the lingering vision of going on a mission trip — something he had always imagined doing — Havili faced a decision that would ultimately decide his future as a football player. The fullback had to choose between staying to play football at USC and leaving for two years.“My dad and mom wanted me to go on a mission, but it was totally up to me,” Havili said. “It was whatever felt right — [the decision] wasn’t concrete. I didn’t know if I was going to stay or go.”He did what he had been taught to do his entire life — look to his faith for answers.“We prayed and prayed, and we got a few blessings, and [staying to play football] is what I decided to do,” Havili said. “I needed to pursue this.”Since then, Havili has committed to working toward a career as a professional football player, and he plans to enter the upcoming draft after he finishes his senior season.Although the NFL remains the ultimate goal, the prospect of fulfilling his mission still lingers.“Hopefully down the road when I’m married and retired, I can go on my mission,” he said.Havili might have postponed his hiatus from the working world, but the senior remains anchored in his beliefs. When asked about how he currently balances his faith, football, school and the day-to-day rigors of collegiate life, he said he always remembers one lesson.“Live your life the right way, the way you have been taught from primary on,” he said. “Live and do the right thing.”last_img read more

Community takes action in response to vandalism in Lewiston

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLewiston — Friday morning, a community awoke to hanging flower pots destroyed or stolen, 10 LED solar lights broken, and flowers ripped up and dispersed all over the street. Vandals struck the two-block downtown area in the night.“It’s definitely not something that happens in our community,” said Resident and Downtown Development Authority Chairperson Shawn Huston.Huston, a lifelong resident, considers this crime a rarity. Several members of the community were heading to work and getting the day started when they noticed the destruction. Around 6:45 a.m. a few of the businesses in the town along with Lewiston Lawn Service put everything aside to start cleaning and re-beautifying the destruction. The whole scene was cleaned up by 8:00 a.m.“Historically, Lewiston has always been a town that watches out for each other,” said Albert Township Supervisor Michael Dombrowski. “When there is something to be done, people do it.”The response from the community showed pride in a downtown that has seen a resurgence in the past few years. More businesses have opened or revamped. A number of gabions sit at the center of the streets with flowers and solar LED lights. People can find hanging flower pots throughout the downtown businesses. New benches have been assembled for folks to enjoy the quiet and peaceful streets of Lewiston. For a vandal to hit and put the work back, it was extremely frustrating to many residents.“Of course you’re disappointed that people would do that to an area that you’ve spent such hard work to re-beautify,” said Huston. “What I got at the end was how energized you can get to see our community step up to something like that.”Anyone with any information on the vandalism is asked to contact the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office.(PHOTO COURTESY: Grace Carroll & Jennifer Welling)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Crime, Flowers, LED Solar Lights, Lewiston, Lewiston Lawn Service, Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office, Vandalism, Vandals, VolunteersContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 17Next Field Trip Friday – Cruising through Rockportlast_img read more

Todd Pray named Ag Rep at Security State Bank

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 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 comments Todd PraySumner Newscow report — Security State Bank in Wellington has named Todd Pray as the Agricultural Representative and Loan Officer of its facility.Pray came to Security State from Farmers Bank & Trust, in Kinsley where he has served as branch manager. He has 14 years of rural banking experience.A native of Bluff City, Kans., Pray attended Fort Scott Community College where he was on the livestock judging team. He graduated from Friends University.Pray lives in rural Harper County near Bluff City with his wife Linda where they have a farming and cow-calf operation. They have four children: Caitlyn, 17; Grayson, 16; Emily, 14; and Jessa, 9.Jon Ott, President of SSB, said that Todd’s agriculture lending experience and his knowledge of Sumner County will be a welcome addition to the lending team at Security State.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Cowboys sign Andy Dalton; veteran QB expected to back up Dak Prescott

first_imgLast season, Dalton, 32, threw for 16 touchdowns to 14 interceptions in 13 games (seven starts). He completed 59.5 percent of his passes, the second-lowest mark of his career; only his rookie season, in 2011, was worse. He compiled a career-worst 78.3 passer rating.The Cowboys were lacking an experienced backup before adding Dalton. The team’s options were Cooper Rush, Clayton Thorson and 2020 draft pick Ben DiNucci.This article has been updated. The Cowboys on Saturday agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent quarterback Andy Dalton, the team announced.Dalton, a Texas native who played at nearby TCU and lives in Dallas in the offseason, will receive $3 million guaranteed and can make up to $7 million overall, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. MORE: Fans flood Dalton’s foundation with $14 donationsNFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing an unnamed team source, tweeted that the Dalton signing is an insurance plan in case starter Dak Prescott goes down, not a move on from Prescott after protracted negotiations on a long-term contract. The Cowboys placed their exclusive franchise tag on Prescott, which comes with a $31.4 million salary for 2020. The sides have a July 15 deadline to come to terms on a multiyear arrangement.News of Dalton’s signing comes two days after the Bengals released their former starter after nine seasons. Cincinnati is expected to turn its offense over to rookie Joe Burrow, the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, immediately.last_img read more

Driver crashes into Delray Beach church

first_imgFortunately, the driver was not hurt, and the church was not occupied when the accident happened. Police are investigating an incident after a driver lost control and crashed into a Church.According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, a man trying attempting to go around a roundabout ended up driving into a wall at Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church.last_img

Florida football player hit and killed by train

first_imgBryce Gowdy,17, was struck and killed by a train a week before he was headed to join Georgia Tech’s football team.Gowdy was involved in a pedestrian accident involving a train Monday morning, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.Officials say it is unclear what caused the accident.Gowdy who was a standout wide receiver at Deerfield Beach High School finished classes early so he could start classes and join Georgia Tech’s football team on Jan. 6, the school said in a release.Gowdy was the 37th-ranked wide receiver in the country according to Rival.com.last_img

Police say a North Carolina man they say set woman on fire

first_imgNorth Carolina police say a man is accused of pouring a flammable liquid on a woman and setting her on fire while she drove alone in her car.Police found Khloe McNeal, 24, of Kinston on a sidewalk with severe burns on her body. McNeal told police that she was driving and when she came to a stop a man approached her car, and threw the flammable liquid on her and set her on fire.Police say the suspect and the victim did not know each other.41-year-old Venice Taylor was arrested during a traffic stop in Kinston on Monday night. Taylor faces charges of attempted murder, malicious maiming and resisting public officials, among other counts.As for the victim, she was sent to a burn center, and her condition remains unknown as of right now.The chief called it a “heinous” crime. “I’ve never seen such a breach of humanity,” he said.last_img read more

Top class field for English women’s amateur

first_imgImage copyright Leaderboard Photography A top class field will gather at Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire next week for the English women’s closed amateur championship.Local hopes will focus on Bel Wardle from Prestbury, who already holds the English open title and will be targeting a special double.The 18-year-old (pictured) is one of a number of high-profile players in the 72-hole stroke play championship, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, 17-19 July.Among them are three members of the GB&I Curtis Cup team: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe).The trio, together with Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), will arrive at Wilmslow straight after this week’s European women’s team championship, where they are defending England’s gold medal.Another five players are representing England in the European girls’ team championship and will also be making the quick turnaround. They are Ebonie Lewis (Long Ashton), Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill), Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted), Caitlin Whitehead (Carus Green) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer).The championship has attracted a strong entry from Cheshire with 10 players in the field, including six members of the county team. Alongside county champion Bel Wardle are Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross), Lucy Jamieson (Heswall), Lauren Jones (Mellor and Townscliffe), Charlotte Leathem, who has the advantage of local knowledge as a Wilmslow member, and Emily McBurney (Delamere Forest).Also playing is Sue Dye of Delamere Forest, who is a past winner of England’s two senior women’s championships.Wilmslow is one of the oldest golf clubs in Cheshire and has been on its present site for over 100 years. The course is well known as a great test of golf and has hosted regional qualifying for The Open, professional events and those for top amateurs, including the 2013 English Women’s County Finals. 9 Jul 2018 Top class field for English women’s amateur center_img Tags: Amateur Championship, Wilmslow, Womenlast_img read more