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A&A Titans go to state! To battle Victoria at 11 a.m. Saturday

A&A Titans go to state! To battle Victoria at 11 a.m. Saturday

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Thanks · 299 weeks ago Hey Tracy do you know if something happened to the police notes for Monday nov 10th? For some reason they’re not on your site but the days before & after are. There were some police at a house down the street there that day and I was trying to figure out what happened. Can you please post them? Thanks Report Reply 1 reply · active 299 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 299 weeks ago Thanks for the heads up. I completely missed that day. The police department was closed on Tuesday and sent two on Wednesday. I forgot to post both. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Thanks · 299 weeks ago Thanks Tracy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 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. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments A&A’s Garrett Wells returns a kickoff with Alec McDaniel looking to block.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Turnovers proved to be the difference Friday night and helped lift Argonia-Attica to its first state championship berth with a 70-44 victory over Axtell Friday night in the Class 1A eight-man state semifinal playoffs.Axtell would turn the ball over four times, and mishandled a punt. And the Titan offense would make them pay every single time for those mistakes.As a result, A&A is going to state in just its second year of existence and its first year of playoff eligibility.The Titans will battle Victoria on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Newton-Fischer Field at 11 a.m. Victoria beat Sharon Springs 28-12 in the other semifinal game. A huge home crowd converged on Argonia’s home football field on a frigid, but tolerable November night.A&A celebrate after huge sub-state win.And like all but one of its games before it, A&A used big offensive plays to score touchdowns by the bushels to entertain the home folks. For the ninth straight game the Titans would rack up more than 50 points. In the end it would accumulate 279 yards rushing, 179 yards passing and score on every offensive possession but two.Axtell would have its share of touchdowns as well, getting six of them in the game. But the key difference was the Eagles would shoot themselves in the foot. A&A would have none of that.In the first quarter, Axtell came out a polished unit and immediately scored on a Colton Buessing 40 yard touchdown sweep.A&A was stopped on fourth down on its first possession, which didn’t happen thereafter but one other time. But A&A’s defense would thwart Axtell on its second possession and forced it to punt deep in its territory. The Axtell punter misjudged the snap and the ball fell into the end zone and recovered by the Titans for A&A’s first score.On A&A’s second offensive possession, Alec McDaniel would score from the 2 – the first of his five touchdowns in the game.Axtell would respond with a nifty 7-yard touchdown pass in the flat on a 4th and 3 to make it 16-14 with the two-point conversion. The Titans responded with a touchdown and this game was on jarring overdrive, 22-16.But after the Eagles returned a kickoff to midfield, A&A intercepted the ball. And the Titans would make the Eagles pay dearly again for the mistake. In three short plays McDaniels would score on a 10-yard touchdown keeper to make it 28-16. The two teams traded touchdowns before intermission and the Titans led 34-22 at the half.Axtell scored to start the second half and would trail 34-30. But it would get no closer. A&A would follow up with a touchdown and then get another Axtell fumble. That gave the Titans a 48-30 lead.The Eagles would fumble again and A&A took full advantage with a McDaniel to Devon Newberry 33-yard touchdown throw. It was 56-30 going into the fourth.Kolten Koerner would snag another Axtell interception. Newberry would eventually score thereafter to make it 64-30.Kolten Koerner with the interception.The rest of the game was more theatrics. A frustrated Axtell photographer was ejected from the game and that led to a 15-yard penalty. The fans on both sides were getting feisty as the cold winter night set in.But in the end, A&A would be triumphant.This will be the first time an Attica team has gone to state since 1988. Argonia has never gone to the big game in football.Final stats can be found here. Argonia-Attica stats  More pictures for the game can be found here.Class 1A eight-man Division II bracket can be found here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Three things we learned from the Premier League

Three things we learned from the Premier League

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table extended to 22 points as their procession towards the title continued thanks to a 4-0 win over Southampton and Manchester City’s latest defeat at Tottenham.Victory for Spurs edged them ahead as the closest challengers to Chelsea for a place in the top four, on another weekend when the rest of the chasing pack stumbled.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League weekend:Guardiola must prove greatness with wasteful CityManchester City had 18 shots to Tottenham’s three, 67 percent possession, were awarded a penalty by VAR and still contrived to lose 2-0.In isolation, Pep Guardiola could write off this defeat as a freak, but it has been a consistent tale of City’s season.Guardiola now must prove his status as one of the greatest coaches in the game by finding solutions before another Champions League campaign is ended by the same failings.City travel to a revitalised Real Madrid in 24 days’ time for the first leg of their last-16 tie.Guardiola admitted this weekend that despite two Premier League titles, his time at City will be judged a failure without winning the Champions League.On current form it is hard to imagine City being crowned European champions for the first time in Istanbul on May 30.Top-four contenders consistently inconsistent As Frank Lampard bemoaned Chelsea’s lack of transfer window activity and defended his decision to drop the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, it was easy to imagine the Blues were adrift in mid-table rather than holding onto a prized place in the top four.Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at third-placed Leicester ensured they retained a small cushion over their rivals, but Lampard’s angst was born from the knowledge that his team’s erratic form makes it far from certain they will hold onto fourth.It has been that kind of season for the teams hoping to join Liverpool and City in next season’s Champions League.Manchester United, held to a 0-0 draw by Wolves, have spent most of the campaign lurching from one crisis to another, while Arsenal remain 10 points behind Chelsea after a 13th draw in 25 league games at Burnley.Into the void stepped Tottenham as their victory over City moved them within four points of Chelsea.Twenty’s plenty for LiverpoolLiverpool equalled a Premier League record with a 20th straight home win at Anfield as they overcame some stiff resistence from Southampton with four second-half goals.That is one of just many records that seem set to tumble as Jurgen Klopp’s men charge towards a first top-flight title in 30 years.Liverpool’s 22-point lead is the biggest any side has ever enjoyed at the top of the Premier League and they have now taken a remarkable 100 points from the last possible 102.Win their next six games and the title will be won even before they visit City on April 4 and given the defending champions’ struggles, it is likely the crowning of the new champions will come in mid-March.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Beauty and the ‘beast’

Beauty and the ‘beast’

first_imgBam, zap, wow, boom and crack. No, I am not talking about the sound effects we hear while sitting through an old Batman TV episode, nor am I referring to a current narration of “America’s most violent game” by NFL Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden. I am alluding to the sounds caused by the Pittsburgh Steelers recent graduate from “Madman” University with a Ph.D. in “anti-cross-the-middle-ism.” James Harrison makes those ear shattering noises when he meets another player head to head on the gridiron. The Steelers beat the Browns 28-10, but Harrison beat Cleveland wide receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi 2-0, both leaving the game with head injuries. The way Mr. Harrison delivers punishment it is very difficult to discern whether to: 1. Throw a penalty flag after he finishes off a play; 2. Charge him with simple assault and deliver him to the nursing home of the retired magistrate that presided over the “underground courthouse” that was located within the bowels of old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. A special branch of jurisprudence was practiced in the “night court” with a no-nonsense judge who charged, tried and sentenced fan/felons for various violations of “civilization codes” that were routinely and consistently violated during a typical Eagles game; 3. Strap Harrison to a chair, administer Gatorade intravenously and force him to watch game films of old school assaulters Bronco Nagurski, Dick Butkus, “Big Daddy” Lipscomb, Deacon Jones, Jack Lambert, Jack Tatum, Mel Blount and Donnie Shell delivering treacherous and pre-meditated torture to offenses of yesteryear B.F. (before fines); 4. Sanction and permit the issuance of special gun permits to offensive players directed to create a GPS free route across the middle en route to the end zone. These players would have to have special firearms training to be accurate in hitting a target area just below Harrison’s knees and above his ankles or 5. Finally, suspend Harrison for a minimum of four games for posing as a chiropractor and practicing the art of headhunting and neck bone rearranging within the confines of an NFL stadium without a license.In a 1984 article in Sports Illustrated, Paul Zimmerman wrote, “It’s not the kind of thing you’d want your mother or your wife to see. It’s what Attila must’ve looked like while he was sacking a village, or the way a Viking chieftain was with his blood lust up. Only this Viking wears No. 58 and he’s dressed in the gold and black of the Steelers, eyes flashing in a maniacal frenzy; blood flecking his nose; his mouth, minus three front teeth, bared in a hideous leer. Jack Lambert’s portrait epitomizes the viciousness and cruelty of our national game.”The NFL, pressed by the “hard lemonade” drinkers, is being held at gunpoint with the rule book pressed into the wall. At this very moment, the game is being robbed of its gladiator ambiance. Concussions are a product of the game not the result of helmet to helmet, smelts to smelts hits. Is James Harrison supposed to ring the doorbell and introduce himself before he rings the opposing player’s bell? Football is a violent and bloodthirsty sport played by violent men in violent and bloodthirsty times. If men are going to be paid to fling each other around and smash each other onto the ground then don’t expect them to leave the field of play with injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or some other malady usually associated with being an MBA or some other white collar vocation that requires your XP skills to be picture perfect as opposed to your tackling techniques.Zimmerman went on to say, “At one time middle linebackers roamed the league like goliaths. Nitschke, Butkus, Schmidt—names as tough as the people who carried them. Willie Lanier, with the pad he wore on the front of his helmet. Mike Curtis, the Animal. Bob Griese talks about staring across the line at Butkus and feeling his legs turn to jelly.”This next observation is by no means meant to trivialize or minimize the importance of the men and women who shed blood, sweat and tears for the freedom of our country. Soldiers are trained to kill other human beings as one of the processes of and in the act of war. But often when they return home, they retain the aggressive, survival traits that have been woven into their psyche. Similar issues may possibly apply to James Harrison, the pro football player. He is just doing what he was trained to do. Athletes who play football are taught from the earliest ages to hit first and ask questions later. As soon as they develop and refine that skill to its optimum level, the two-headed dragon called the “book of rules” attempts to change the nature of the game as well as the nature of the “beast.” When James Harrison stops an opposing player in his tracks it is a thing of beauty. My suggestion is to leave the beauty, (the game) and the beast, (the players) alone. Let the games begin.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Champions rise above the rim in 40th All-Star Classic

Champions rise above the rim in 40th All-Star Classic

first_imgSTARS NIGHT OUT—Dallas Maverick NBA superstar DeJaun Blair, home for a rest and visit following NBA playoffs, with Champions CEO Bill Neal and former NBA Star Myron Brown.There was no shortage of star power, future and past, at the 40th Annual Champions All-Star Basketball Classic, recently held at the Thelma Lovette Centre Avenue YMCA, in the Hill District. The All Star hoops classic featured the top middle school boys teams in the area, the Pittsburgh Bullits vs. the Carnegie Crusaders, and The Myron Brown led Champions Legends vs. The Pittsburgh Job Corps. The 200 plus crowd was treated to classic basketball, future stars, current pros, line dancing, vendors and educational pep talkers presented by former football legend and coach Ron Graham.Special thanks goes to co-sponsors the Centre Avenue YMCA, Highmark, Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Judge Dwayne Woodruff, Penn Avenue McDonald’s, Myron Brown, Marcus Robinson and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity alumni.PITTSBURGH BULLIT star and owner Marcus Robinson teams up with former pro Myron Brown.PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE BOYS set to jump ball in middle school tournament.FUTURE STAR in action sharing the skills yet to come at the next level.PLAYING TOUGH DEFENSE—Former European pro star and Connie Hawkins League MVP Warren Wilson D’s up on the Pittsburgh Job Corps. team coached by Debbie Coleman.THE KINGS from Penn Hills representing the WPIAL set to get it on!last_img read more

And,They’re Off!

And,They’re Off!

first_imgBy John BurtonMonmouth Park opens May 12 for its 67th seasonOCEANPORT – Those celebrating the start of a new racing season at Monmouth Park acknowledge, it’s been a tough year already.“It’s been quite a challenge,” said Dennis Drazin, the lawyer representing the New Jersey Horsemen’s Association, which will be operating the track.Drazin of Red Bank took the opportunity at a press conference and celebration prior to this week’s opening day to offer a brief overview of the struggle to ensure that the track, now under private sector ownership, would continue to operate.“You don’t know how close we came to shutting down Monmouth Park,” Drazin said.Drazin represents the association, which has control of the track through its management company, Darby Development LLC.The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operated the track since 1985, had been in negotiations for some time, looking to hammer out a deal with the horsemen’s association that would allow the track’s continued operation. Gov. Chris Christie has said the state should get out of the racetrack business as tracks continued to see attendance dwindle and revenue decline. There had been widespread speculation that the track would close if no deal were struck.Among some of the hurdles that had to be jumped was getting support from the various entities needed to operate the track so plans could move forward, Drazin said.The track has been undergoing some aesthetic renovations in preparations for the season.“We haven’t been able to do all the renovations we wanted to this year,” Drazin said.In the future, he said, there will be a miniature golf course and a boardwalk-like attraction. The association plans to reconsider building a water park attraction.The strategy is to make the racetrack more of a family destination.“All of this is vital for the future,” Drazin said.Among the immediate changes for the season will be to catering and food service. “I don’t want to be critical,” Drazin said. “But we needed a change.”BAM Management, LLC will be responsible for food service this year with executive chef Erik Weatherspool, who gained some notice by winning on The Food Channel show Chopped.“We’re changing a lot of things,” the chef said.Weatherspool worked for about a decade at Joe and Maggie’s Bistro, Long Branch, and owned and operated Bistro 44, in Toms River. “The food will speak for itself,” he said.One of the big questions involves whether other types of gambling will be allowed at racetracks, Drazin said. That won’t likely happen for “five years, at least.”The reason is the Christie administration is working to revitalize the Atlantic City gaming industry, he said.“The future may very well include gambling in the northern part of the state,” but for now, “We need to focus on the revenue stream we have,” Drazin said.“We have to focus on the competitive product we have here at Monmouth Park.”Joseph Irace, Oceanport Borough Council president, who was on hand for the conference and luncheon said, “I think it’s a big positive,” what is going on at the track.“I see more excitement than we’ve seen in the last few years,” Irace said.The track is important for Oceanport, as it contributes about 28 percent of the town’s tax base and is its largest employer. Horse breeding is an important part of the county’s heritage and economy, Irace said.As for the horses, Mike Sedlacek, a trainer and owner of six thoroughbreds from Florida, said he has been spending the last few years running his horses exclusively at Monmouth Park, and living in Howell for the season.“I like Monmouth and was a little nervous,” about its prospects, he said. “Where would I go now?”last_img read more

Hawks sweep Leafs, edge Green and White in another one-goal nail biter Sunday in Fruitvale

Hawks sweep Leafs, edge Green and White in another one-goal nail biter Sunday in Fruitvale

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs have played very well for most of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League seasons.Unfortunately, very well won’t get the Green and White to the top of the Neil Murdoch standings.The Leafs saw its losing streak climb to four games after Beaver Valley Nitehawks – the Murdoch Division leaders — edged Nelson 4-3 Sunday afternoon in Frutivale.Beaver Valley, winning Friday in Nelson by the identical 4-3 margin, has won five of six games this season against the Leafs.Nelson also lost 6-4 to Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City.“It was a tough weekend for the boys but I think it was a good learning weekend,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida said Sunday. “Our team got a good eye opener to where we need to be on a consistent basis against two good teams in our division.”Craig Martin’s second-period power play goal, the fourth of the game for the odds-on favourite to win the KIJHL’s rookie of the year award, proved to be the winner as the Hawks escaped with its fourth one-goal victory over Nelson in six attempts.Twice Beaver Valley rallied from one-goal deficits.Nelson led as Nelson 2-1 in the first period on goals by Linden Horswill and Dallon Stoddart.After Martin tied the game at the end of the first 20 minutes, Max Mois busted out of a four-game goalless streak to give the Leafs a short-lived 3-2 advantage in the middle frame.Martin then scored twice on the power play, the winner coming with 6:38 remaining in the second.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 33-26 in the game as Mike Vlanich out dueled Nelson rookie goalie Patrick Defoe in the nets. The game was Defoe’s first start in a few games and the Leaf rookie did not disappoint the coaches.“Patrick played very well,” Maida exclaimed. “He played solid and steady and make some timely big saves when we needed them. I was very happy with Patrick’s performance after not having played for a few games.”The weekend sweep increases Beaver Valley’s lead in the Murdoch to 14 points over the Leafs.The Hawks hold a five-point advantage over Castlegar Rebels, the team Beaver Valley meets in a home-and-home series when the teams return from the Christmas break, Dec. 29 in the Sunflower City.“We feel finishing first in the division is very important,” said Beaver Valley head coach Terry Jones when asked about the weekend series against the Leafs. “We really hate to have to play (Nelson or Castlegar) in the first round (of the playoffs). Over the past few years that’s what we had to do . . . which means you have to go through to tough rounds to get out of the division.”WEEKEND NOTES: The win for Beaver Valley, 27-5, runs their unbeaten streak to 13 games. . . .Craig Martin has been a Leaf killer this season. During the six games the Beaver Valley winger has 11 goals and three assists. Two games Martin has scored four and three goals. . . .Friday, Scott Morriseau scored three times and rookie Brenden Heinrich added a pair to lead Castlegar past the Leafs. Daylen Pearson and Tyler Jones each had three assists as Castlegar finally defeated former teammate Andrew Walton. Four Leafs — Nick Newman, Matti Jmaeff, Cameron Dobransky and J.J. Beitel — replied for Nelson. . . .Nelson had three affiliate players in the lineup this weekend — defenceman Cole Arcuri Friday, forward Colton Dawson Saturday and defenceman Andrew Miller Sunday. . . .The four-goal performance by Martin lifts the Beaver Valley sniper into second spot in goals behind Creston’s Brandon Formosa. The Thunder Cat forward has scored 30 times. Martin is fifth in league scoring, nine points behind KLIJHL leader and teammate Ryan [email protected]last_img read more

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

first_imgMatthew Holitzki in Division two boys won silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13) and bronze in 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.61).Madeline Holitzki, swimming in Division one girls, won silver in 100-meter IM  (time: 1:47.62), silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 50.23), silver 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.10) and gold in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13 PQT).Sage Cowan, competing in Division four girls won three gold in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:22.53) and 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:12.69) and 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.14) before finishing with silver in 50-meter freestyle (time: 32.71).Olivia Cowan, in Division three girls won silver in 100 meter IM (time: 1:26.54).In Division five girls, Emma Borhi won silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.38) and two bronze medals in 200-meter IM (3:05.98) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:34.35).Joanna Blishen in Division four girls won silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 38.66) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:36.44).Coach Afford, in Division seven girls, took four silver medals in 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.50 PQT), 50-meter freestyle (time: 30.48), 50-meter butterfly (time: 34.86) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:25.37 PQT).“It was a really rewarding experience for me to see how the work that we have all put in resulted in some outstanding races and such great improvements in their swimming,” Afford explained.“Elissa Centrone swam fanatically this weekend taking 6.24 seconds off of her 100m freestyle, 5.54 seconds off of her 50-meter breaststroke, and 10.64 seconds off of her 100-meter IM.“Jaylen Ruston also got a great best time taking 4.69 seconds off in her 100-meter IM and broke the regional record but was unfortunately was disqualified.”The Neptunes are nowhere near the team that dominated the Kootenay swim scene for years.However, Afford was able to get the best out of the small numbers that signed up for the program in the spring.And she the season prepares the swimmers for their future. If the price of silver continues to rise as metal experts predict, then there’s going to be some pretty happy Nelson Neptune swimmers.The local swim team took home more than 15 medals of the silver variety at the Kootenay Regional Swim Championship Sunday in Colville, Washington.The results mean Neptune swimmers have the opportunity to compete in at least 15 events at the upcoming B.C. Swim Championships later this month in Nanaimo.“This meet was not only a great weekend to end the season for most of the swimmers because of the times that they were swimming, but also they had a really great time racing and spending time together as a cohesive group,” Nelson coach Rebecca Afford said of the small by numbers but big in heart Neptune squad.“We had a small turn out which made it possible for us to go out for dinner as a team which we never really get the chance to do especially at meets.”The Regional Championship is run in a slightly different way than regular season meets.Top three medals are awarded for each race and those swimmers earn spots on the regional team that will compete in Nanaimo August 17-19.Jaylen Rushton in Division one girls captured gold in the 50-meter butterfly (time: 48.78 PQT), silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 53.91PQT), and silver in the 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:34.67)(PQT stand for “provincial qualifying time” which is the time that is faster than the average eighth place finish time over the last five years at the provincial championship meet.)In Division four boys, Samuel Matthew captured silver in 200-meter individual medley (time: 2:46.11), silver in 50-meter butterfly – (time: 35.13), silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.15) and silver in 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:23.57 PQT).last_img read more