Rockets drop to 5-2By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — A wild first half had the Spencer/Columbus football team dreaming of getting back in the Cloverbelt Conference championship race, but a second-half run by Eau Claire Regis squashed those thoughts.After the Rockets raced out to a 32-20 lead late in the second quarter, Regis scored 42 unanswered points to down Spencer/Columbus 62-32 and ruin Columbus Catholic High School’s homecoming game Saturday afternoon at Beell Stadium.Regis quarterback Paul Petit threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Forden with 1:16 to go in the first half and hit him again for 22 yards midway through the third quarter to give the Ramblers their first lead at 34-32.Petit tossed another TD pass to Alex Rocksvold, and the Ramblers (7-0, 6-0 Cloverbelt Conference) added three more scores in the fourth quarter to pull away.Spencer/Columbus (5-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) led 12-0 after the first quarter on a pair of Noah Zastrow touchdowns.Zastrow added a 63-yard TD in the second quarter, and Hunter Luepke ran 82 yards for a score to give Spencer/Columbus a 24-13 lead.After Rocksvold scored, Zastrow answered with a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Rockets up 32-20 with 2:18 to go before halftime and give Spencer/Columbus its final points of the game.Both Luepke and Zastrow were injured in the third quarter, and the Rockets’ offense suffered.“Hats off to Regis on a well-played physical game,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “We did some things well but have a ways to go yet. We need to get healthy and work to improve. I was proud of our overall effort. Our guys really left it out there today.”Spencer/Columbus plays at Altoona on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Ramblers 62, Rockets 32Eau Claire Regis 0 27 14 21 – 62Spencer/Columbus 12 20 0 0 – 32First QuarterSC – Noah Zastrow 2 run (run failed), 4:08.SC – Zastrow 53 pass from Jarred Mandel (run failed), 4:00.Second QuarterECR – Samuel Forden 14 pass from Paul Petit (Jack Nocolai kick), 11:18.SC – Zastrow 63 run (pass failed), 11:01.ECR – Noel Ortiz (run failed), 10:07.SC – Luepke 82 run (kick missed), 9:10.ECR – Alex Rocksvold 5 run (Nocolai kick), 6;08.SC – Zastrow 7 run (Zastrow run), 2:18.ECR – Forden 63 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 1:16.Third QuarterECR – Forden 22 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 6:58.ECR – Rocksvold 26 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 3:35.Fourth QuarterECR – Jake Burns 9 run (Nocolai kick), 11:35.ECR – Rocksvold 30 run (Nocolai kick), 9:07.ECR – Kadin Peterson 25 pass from Will Jordahl (Nocolai kick), 3:46.Team StatisticsFirst downs: ECR 21; SC 18.Rushing (att-yards): ECR 39-263; SC 46-317.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): ECR 10-19-227-0; SC 7-15-139-1.Penalties (no.-yards): ECR 6-45; SC 5-55.Fumbles (total-lost): ECR 1-1; SC 3-3.Punting (no.-avg.): ECR 1-35.0; SC 2-23.5.Individual StatisticsRushing: ECR, Noel Ortiz 14-133, Jake Burns 10-58, Alex Rocksvold 3-38, Paul Petit 2-13, Isaac Michels 1-6, Andrew Root 1-5, Caleb Brickner 3-4, No. 24 1-3, No. 1 1-2, Vincent Lokken 2-2, Calvin Diaz 1-minus 1. SC, Hunter Luepke 18-159, Noah Zastrow 15-132, Jacob Miller 5-18, Leonardo Rodriguez 1-12, Shane Hamm 1-3, Andres Rodriguez 1-1, Carson Hildebrant 2-0, Jarred Mandel 1-minus 2, Austin Bacon 2-minus 6.Passing: ECR, Petit 9-18-202-0, Will Jordahl 1-1-25-0. SC, Mandel 6-13-86-1, Zastrow 1-1-11-0, Bacon 0-1-0-0.Receiving: ECR, Samuel Forden 4-114, Rocksvold 3-47, Kadin Peterson 1-25, Jacob Saldnek 1-25, Ben Sokup 1-16. SC, Karak Bushman 2-15, Zastrow 1-53, Ethan Meece 1-12, Luepke 1-11, Miller 1-4, Hildebrandt 1-2.Records: Regis 7-0, 6-0 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 5-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp defends Liverpool players after Wolves FA Cup defeat: Did I expect more?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his players after they were beaten by Wolves in last night’s FA Cup third round tie.Klopp made nine changes from the team which were beaten at Manchester City on Thursday.The German stated, “All these things that came out are really my responsibility, so it’s about rhythm. Of course, you know they have rhythm. Div (Origi), can he have rhythm? No, not really. Daniel (Sturridge), maybe a bit more. Alberto (Moreno), no, no rhythm. “That of course doesn’t help footballers against a [tough] opponent. We played Wolves here two or three weeks ago and they are really strong. We won, yes, but we knew it was really tough here. Now we played today, they didn’t change a lot – if they changed something – so that’s not easy.”Do I expect? I always expect a lot more from the players. Do I think they could have delivered [more] today? I am not 100 per cent sure. It’s not my job to say now, ‘that was not good enough, that was not good enough’ because I know they can do much better. I changed a lot because I thought we had to, not because I wanted to and to say, ‘come on, let’s have a look at how that works’ because it was clear Wolves would not change a lot. “The problem is, we played a similar line-up and had three tough games in the last couple of weeks, so it was clear we had to change. That’s it, that’s all.”
Liverpool boss Klopp reveals hilarious Rocky speech fail in BVB daysby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed his failure to rouse his players by using a speech from the movie Rocky IV.Klopp was speaking about his career and achievements at the FIFA gala where he won the Best Men’s Coach award for the previous year.And he mentioned an incident where he gave his Borussia Dortmund players a Rocky-themed speech before a game against Bayern Munich.”My Borussia Dortmund team were playing Bayern Munich,” Klopp told The Players’ Tribune.”It was a huge match in the league. We hadn’t won in Munich in something like 20 years. I take a lot of inspiration from movies, so whenever I needed to motivate the boys I would always think of Rocky Balboa. In my opinion, they should show Rocky 1, 2, 3 and 4 in public schools all across the world. It should be like learning the alphabet. If you watch these movies and you don’t want to climb to the top of a mountain, then I think something is wrong with you.””So the night before we played Bayern, I gathered all my players at the hotel for our team talk. I told them the truth of the situation: ‘The last time Dortmund won in Munich, most of you were still in your Pampers.’ Then I started playing some scenes from Rocky IV on the screen. The one with Ivan Drago. A classic, in my opinion. “Drago is running on the treadmill, and he’s hooked up to the big computer monitors and the scientists are studying him. I told the boys, ‘You see? Bayern Munich is Ivan Drago. The best of everything! The best technology! The best machines! He’s unstoppable!’ Then you see Rocky training in Siberia in his little log cabin. He’s chopping down pine trees and carrying logs through the snow and running up to the top of the mountain. “I told the boys, ‘You see? That’s us. We are Rocky. We are smaller, yes. But we have the passion! We have the heart of a champion! We can do the impossible!’ I was going on and on, and then at some point, I look out to all my boys to see their reaction.”I was expecting them to be standing up on their chairs, ready to go run up a mountain in Siberia, going absolutely crazy. But everyone is just sitting there, staring at me with dead eyes. Completely blank. They’re looking at me like, ‘What in the world is this crazy man talking about?’ So then I realised, ‘Wait, when did Rocky IV come out, 1980-something? When were these boys born?’ Finally, I said, ‘Wait a minute, boys. Please raise your hand if you know who Rocky Balboa is?’ Only two hands went up.”Everyone else, ‘Nope, sorry, boss.’ My entire speech — nonsense! This is the most important match of the season. Maybe the most important match of some of the players’ lives. And the manager has been screaming about Soviet technology and Siberia for the last 10 minutes! Can you believe this? I had to start my whole speech over from scratch. “You see, this is the real story. This is what actually happens in life. We are human beings. Sometimes, we embarrass ourselves. That’s how it is. We think we’re giving the greatest speech in the history of football, and we’re actually talking complete nonsense. But we get up the next morning and we go again. “Do you know the strangest part of that story? I honestly cannot be sure if we won or lost the match. I am pretty sure that I gave this speech in 2011 before we won 3–1, and that certainly makes for a much better story! But I can’t be 100% sure. This is one thing about football that people don’t always understand. The results, you forget. You get them all mixed up.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
A grieving mother, clutching a feather gifted to her by an elder, wiped back tears on Monday as she recounted the torment of losing her daughter — one of dozens of missing and murdered Indigenous women a public inquiry is investigating.As the first witness to testify at the start of three days of hearings in Thunder Bay, Ont., Anita Ross told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of her mounting despair the evening her daughter, Delaine Copenace, 16, disappeared in February last year.“She went for a walk with other teens,” Ross, of Kenora, Ont., testified, as a photograph of her dead daughter sat on a nearby empty chair. “She never returned.”Ross said provincial police were initially dismissive of her concerns, suggesting the girl was probably just drunk somewhere. But Ross said Delaine, who had a twin sister, was responsible and always let her family know where she was. They began searching, putting up posters, contacting everyone they knew, activating social-media networks.“I was so scared, really hurt not knowing where she was,” Ross said. “It really hurts not knowing where your baby was. I was adamant to find her.”Ross said she felt she couldn’t trust most of the provincial police officers she had to deal with. They seemed indifferent to her anguish, she said.Scores of volunteers and officers would launch an exhaustive search for Delaine, but police called off their search after 14 days.“That broke my heart,” Ross said, tears streaming down her face. “It’s like they gave up on her. I was so angry and hurt.”Several mornings later, officers arrived at her door.“They told me they had found a body,” she recalled. “I asked them right away: Is it my daughter? They said they didn’t know yet. But I think they knew already.”Delaine had been found in the water, still wearing her favourite T-shirt, in Lake of the Woods in March 2016, several weeks after she went missing. Within two days of the grim discovery, the coroner decided the teen had drowned with no evidence of foul play. There would be no inquest, a decision that only added to her anguish.The “garbage” coroner’s report, Ross added, was sloppy and arrived without warning at her home via regular mail.Her daughter, Ross said, showed signs of bruising and no bloating.“Somebody hurt my baby,” she said. “There’s just no way my daughter was in the water all that time. I believe my daughter was abducted and held against her will.”Ross said the feather she was holding was given to her by an elder during the search. “He said, ‘Think of it as your daughter’.”The hearings, in a city in which First Nations have long complained of racism, opened at a hotel with drummer women and the lighting of an oil lamp, traditionally used by the Inuit to provide heat and light in igloos and the North. Elders and support workers were on hand in purple T-shirts to help because “it does get heavy sometimes,” said Barbara Sevigny, a health worker.“Even if they’re found, the murder is never solved,” Sevigny said. “Let’s hope something gets done.”One of the four commissioners, Brian Eyolfson, said solving the problem of violence would be a long-term process.Co-commissioner Michele Audette, said it was important to acknowledge the purpose of the inquiry and the desolation felt by many relatives of the murdered and missing.“A loved one disappears, a loved one got killed. And where was the system?” Audette said in opening remarks. “What we hear so far: They were so lonely.”The inquiry, Audette said, will allow Canada to “officially listen” to what went wrong and “our truth.”In all, about 50 family members and survivors are due to tell their stories during the two days of live-streamed public hearings and a third day of private submissions.The federal government set up the inquiry in December 2015 to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The commissioners officially began the inquiry in September 2016 and were hoping to issue a final report by the end of 2018.At least eight Indigenous students, in Thunder Bay for schooling, have been found dead in recent years — several by drowning.
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NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening sharply lower as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to worsen trade tensions between China and the U.S.The price of oil also fell sharply early Thursday as OPEC leaders gathered to discuss possible cuts in production.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped as much as 500 points before erasing some of its losses.Boeing and Caterpillar, which would stand to lose much in an extended trade battle, fell the most in the Dow.Traders continued to shovel money into bonds, a signal that they see weakness in the economy ahead.The Dow fell 390 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 24,640.The S&P 500 lost 36 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 2,664. The Nasdaq gave up 99 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 7,062.The Associated Press
Ohio State did not have much secondary depth heading into the Nebraska game Saturday. The Buckeyes were without sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, out with a shoulder impingement, and sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, out with a groin injury suffered during practice that week. Jordan Fuller did not do Ohio State any favors. The junior safety was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being called for targeting. But sophomore safety Brendon White gave head coach Urban Meyer some hope. He recorded 13 total tackles — two for loss.In his weekly press conference, Meyer would not go as far as to say White’s performance was “refreshing” for the Ohio State defense, noting he is not sure he has used that word in his life. But he said White’s performance was important, especially at a shaky position. “Going back to springtime, safety was not a solidified position. We have to play much better at that spot,” Meyer said. “You had some injuries this week. And obviously the targeting call. And there he is, he’s in the game. And looked out there, you had Shaun Wade at one safety and Brendon White at the other.” Meyer said after the game Saturday he expects Pryor and Okudah to be back for Michigan State. But, with White’s performance, the head coach said he has a decision to make: whether White earned a start even with a healthy secondary. Meyer said that answer will come in the next few days, but, nevertheless, the sophomore safety has earned playing time. “We’re going to find out. He’s certainly going to play. He’s earned that right. He’s practiced. That was coming,” Meyer said. “His practices have been very good the last couple of weeks and coach Grinch made that clear in front of the team after the game. But he’s certainly earned the right to be on the field.” Without a definite starter next to Fuller, Meyer said White will still have to earn the trust of the coaching staff. But after his performance against the Cornhuskers, White will have continued opportunities to grow into that role, Meyer said. Hartline picks up on the recruiting trailEven with the lack of stability with the Ohio State wide receivers heading into the 2018 season, with the firing of former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline did not have time to learn the ropes of recruiting. However, in his new role, Hartline has continued the trend, securing a commitment from 2020 four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. A Rockwall, Texas, native, Smith-Njigba is the No. 59 wide-receiver recruit in the country and the No. 36 recruit in the start, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Along with Smith-Njigba, Hartline has helped keep five-star 2019 wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was at the Nebraska game Saturday, committed to the Buckeyes even after Smith’s firing in July, and added a commitment from 2019 four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams in September. To Meyer, Hartline is doing a very good job in a role he was forced into. “He was thrust into a situation,” Meyer said. “And I think one of the great things he had, he had a veteran group to coach, and he has very good recruiters around here to see how it’s done. He’s been here a couple of years. That’s a positive.” Meyer has not confirmed whether Hartline’s title of interim coach will turn into a full-time role, saying he will “address it at the right time.”
Frenkie de Jong’s agent has given no indication on whether or not his client will be leaving AjaxThe 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Ajax’s brightest prospects in recent years and has caught the interest of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.Recently reports have suggested that Real Madrid are now in the race for De Jong and are willing to pay €80m to fend off competition.The 13-time European champions view him an upgrade to Mateo Kovacic, who left on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I can neither confirm or deny it,” agent Ali Dursun told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Mundo Deportivo.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are also allegedly interested in the midfielder.De Jong himself stated recently that he intends to remain at Ajax for now, while sporting director Marc Overmars announced he will not be leaving Amsterdam in January.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery commended Mesut Ozil’s motivation following Arsene Wenger’s comments on his international retirementAfter missing Arsenal’s 5-1 thrashing of Fulham last time out, Ozil returned to full training during the international break and has been included in the squad set to face Leicester City on Monday.However, Ozil’s former Arsenal coach Wenger suggested this week that the player’s motivation may have dropped as a result of his retirement from international duty with Germany.But Emery reckons otherwise and praised Ozil’s commitment in a press conference on Thursday.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We need every player with a very big motivation every day in training and to continue improving and to continue helping us with his quality,” Emery said on Arsenal.com.“It’s the same with Mesut. The motivation is very important for us. We want to find this motivation every day from every player.”Despite being injury concerns, both Arsenal forwards Danny Welbeck and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have also been included in Monday’s squad alongside Ozil.Goalkeeper Petr Cech will undergo last-minute scans to determine whether he will be available after struggling with a hamstring injury.