Spencer/Columbus football cannot stop unbeaten Eau Claire Regis

first_imgRockets 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.last_img read more

Soweto’s ordinary hero

first_imgThulani Madondo has gone from being a relatively unknown Soweto resident with a heart to change the lives of children, to gaining international celebrity status.(Image: CNN) The main focus of the initiative is its tutoring programme, which runs four days a week. It provides tutoring for grade two to seven pupils, and uses professional teachers to help grade eight to 12 children with subjects such as maths and science. The Kliptown Youth Programme provides all members with nutritious meals at the centre.(Images: Kliptown Youth Programme)MEDIA CONTACTS• Thulani Madondo +27 72 4711 283RELATED ARTICLES• Historic Soweto township turns 80 • Fighting hunger on wheels • A winning open education system • Education at the movies Wilma den HartighA South African man from Kliptown in Soweto is one of 10 finalists for the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year award, an annual campaign which honours everyday people doing good deeds in their communities.Within hours of hearing about his nomination, Thulani Madondo has gone from being a relatively unknown Soweto resident with a heart to change the lives of children, to gaining international celebrity status.Madondo is one of 45 000 nominees from more than 100 countries. Winners are decided entirely by public vote, and you can vote for him on www.CNNheroes.com by clicking on his name. Voting closes on 28 November 2012 and the winners will be announced on 2 December.Helping children to dream Madondo was nominated for his work with the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP), which provides meals for children, support with school fees, after-school care as well as educational help and tutoring to about 400 disadvantaged children from the Kliptown area. The organisation has also made it possible for 18 youths to get tertiary education.Madondo is a founder of the organisation and its chairperson. He works with a team of permanent staff and volunteers to inspire children who are growing up in difficult circumstances to have dreams and hope for the future.The main focus of the initiative is its tutoring programme, which runs four days a week. It provides tutoring for grade two to seven pupils, and uses professional teachers to help grade eight to 12 children with subjects such as maths and science.“To achieve this means a lot. It is an honour and privilege and we feel we have already achieved a lot just by being in the top 10,” Madondo says.“It gives us hope to receive this type of exposure and recognition for the work we do.”Each of the finalists will receive R412 000 (US$50 000) for their organisation and the winner gets about R2-million ($250 000).Changing a community, one child at a timeMadondo is Soweto’s ordinary hero who has made it his life mission to change his community.Growing up in Kliptown, in a one-room shack that he shared with seven other siblings, he knows the challenges of young people in this area.His family didn’t have enough money to keep him and all his siblings in school, but he was determined not to drop out.He washed cars to earn enough money to pay his school fees, and went on to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school.With his schooling behind him, he wanted to become an accountant, but his family didn’t have the means to send him to university.Looking back on his childhood, Madondo realised that education is the most powerful tool to empower people, and this lead him to co-found the KYP.“We feel education is the only key out of these challenging conditions that people live in,” he says.Kliptown is one of the oldest residential areas of Soweto and is home to about 45 000 people. Here people live in informal housing, some don’t have access to services such as electricity and there is a high rate of unemployment.Many children from this community drop out of school because they don’t have school uniforms and text books.Learning how communities workMadondo set out to educate himself on everything to do with community development. Soon after completing high school in 2001 he participated in the City Year Programme (an intensive year of leadership training and skills development) in Johannesburg’s Yeoville community.Through the programme he had an opportunity to travel to the US, where he met former US president Bill Clinton.Then he received his community development practitioner certificate from Wits University and his certificate in community development at the University of Johannesburg.Today he is in charge of national and international fundraising for the KYP and provides regular guided tours through Kliptown.“When we started the organisation I thought I would do it part time and then still look for a job, but this ended up being my fulltime job,” he explains.A deserved nomination Madondo was nominated for the award by Prof Ilhan Akbil from Fortham University in New York, after the KYP hosted the professor and a group of student volunteers.“He was so impressed with the work we do that he asked me if he could nominate me,” he says.“I never thought this would happen. I suppose good things come to those who wait.”Through his community work, Madondo wants to emulate the life of one of his biggest heroes, South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.“This is someone who prioritised peace in the country and through his sense of humour made South Africa a very special country to live in,” he says.And does Madondo plan to one day go back to university to get his degree in accounting?“Probably not,” he says. “I have found my new passion.”last_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup: 10 facts you should definitely know

first_imgThe ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket.The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), every four years. Here are 10 lesser known facts about the Cricket World Cup:1. The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975. However, the first ODI cricket match was played only four years prior to this.2. England is the only country that has hosted highest numbers of World Cup tournaments (4 times). From the 1987 tournament onwards, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament. India celebrating the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 victory 3. Out of the ten editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments played and concluded till now, Australia has won four times, followed by the West Indies and India (twice each) and then Pakistan and Sri Lanka (once each). 4. Indian player Chetan Sharma is also known as World Cup hat-trick man for his record in the ICC World Cup.In the World Cup 1987, Sharma took the first hat-trick in the history of tournament when he clean bowled Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand off consecutive balls.5. South Africa’s Gary Kirsten has the highest score in a World Cup match, making 188 not-out against UAE in 1996.6. Clive Lloyd of West Indies and Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy twice.Lloyd won the cup in 1975 and 1979 while the Australian batsman won in 2003 and 2007.advertisement7. The highest score of World Cup matches is 433-5 in India verses Bermuda match in 2007 and the lowest is 36 between Canada and Sri Lanka in 2003.8. Kepler Wessels is the only player to represent two countries in the history of ODI.He played for Australia from 1982 to 1985 and then represented South Africa in 1991.9. In 1996, Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands became the oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to play in a World Cup.10. For the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, two opening ceremonies were held (first time in the history of ODIs) separately in Christchurch, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, on February 12, 2015, two days before the first two matches.Also, the ICC has declared a total prize money pool of 10 million dollars for the tournament, which is 20 percent more than the 2011 edition. The prize money will be distributed according to the performance of the winning team members.last_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decision

first_imgEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists he doesn’t want to lose club captain Phil Jagielka.He has only made two appearances this season and is out of contract at the end of the year.But Silva said: “It is not something in my mind for next month (to let him go). “It is not on my mind to even think about it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Real Valladolid will be punished for the state of their pitch confirms

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that Real Valladolid will be punished for the repulsive and deplorable state of their pitch in Saturday night’s game against BarcelonaIn the first few minutes of the league encounter, holes began appearing everywhere with the players struggling to keep their footing in key moments.The dreadful state of the Estadio José Zorrilla even caused them to lose control of the ball at times.“The pitch at the Jose Zorrilla did not meet the minimum criteria demanded for a competition like La Liga,” said Tebas in a tweet.“Obviously a disciplinary file will be opened.”Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who made his 300th La Liga appearance on Saturday night, was also fuming over the pitch.“They want to take players to play in the United States, but the state of the grass here was a disgrace,” said Pique, as stated on Sport.“Players were running the risk of injury. It was lamentable and I hope they investigate the matter.”Barcelona managed to scrape all three points thanks to a 57th-minute strike from Ousmane Dembele.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But the main talking point remained the state of the Estadio José Zorrilla.This is how Valladolid pitch looked like 2 days before facing Barcelona.Image: Real Valladolid pitch two days ago. [via @MHChehade] pic.twitter.com/5pesa3FnJy— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) August 25, 2018And this was what the players had to cope with on Saturday.FC Barcelona overcame a spirited Real Valladolid side last night but the state of the recently laid pitch at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla was nothing short of shambolic. #FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/KvbBe7frta— Yousef Teclab (@yousef_teclab) August 26, 2018last_img read more

Germany boss rules out Ozil comeback

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low feels that it’s very unlikely that Mesut Ozil will ever retract his decision to retire from international footballThe Arsenal playmaker announced his retirement following Germany’s disastrous World Cup campaign that saw them eliminated at the group stages.Ozil cited German Football Federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel’s discrimination and “incompetence” as one of his main reasons for leaving the national side.The 29-year-old did suggest though that he may make a comeback if the “feeling of racism and disrespect” from the DFB disappears.But Low says his gone and that’s it.“In my view, Mesut Ozil has clearly declared his retirement and closed the door by himself with that, so a comeback is not a topic,” he told Sport Bild, via SportsKeeda.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Low revealed last week that he has not been able to talk to Ozil since his announcement.“Mesut did not call me, not to this very day,” he said.“I tried to reach him several times in the past two weeks, via text message, via phone. Mesut has decided to take this path. I must accept it.“Ozil has been my player for nine years. We’ve experienced a lot together. A few lows, but more highs. We’ve won the World Cup. This will still stay forever.“I am still of the opinion that he was one of the best players we had in Germany in the last 20, 30 years.“One day, we’ll have a conversation. I would have wished for him to inform me personally, and I was disappointed at first.”last_img read more

Ranieri says Leicester match will be emotional

first_imgFor the first time since being sacked last year, the Fulham manager is meeting the team he led to glory in the 2015-2016 seasonManager Claudio Ranieri helped Leicester City win their first English Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season.The Italian coach is now with Fulham and will play against the Foxes for the first time since he was sacked last year.“It’ll be very strange. Very emotional moment, but it’s OK. That is football. It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win,” Ranieri told Reuters.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Every match is a cup final. Our fans must help us and we must make them proud of us.”“I want to see progress after Southampton and Chelsea,” he commented.“The more we play together they [players] improve, there are players who understand early and others must work some more.”last_img read more

Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munich until 2019

first_imgBayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has confirmed Arjen Robben will not available to him for the rest of 2018The 34-year-old winger aggravated a thigh injury and has been absent for Bayern’s last three matches against Ajax, Nurnberg and Werder Bremen.Speaking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Hannover 96, Kovac broke the news that Robben will miss the rest of their remaining three fixtures before the winter break in Germany.“He won’t play again in this half of the season. The focus is on January 4,” said Kovac, according to Goal.“The doctors looked at it. It makes no sense for us to go into a major injury.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Croatian will not be deciding who plays on Saturday until training today has been completed.“We have one day less due to the Wednesday match than if we had played on Tuesday,” added Kovac.“We will decide who plays after training. We have to keep in mind that we have three games [in eight days].”After Hannover, Bayern will take on RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt next week.last_img read more

Winter Weather Advisory For Heavy Snow Across The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgOriginal Story: Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will be reduced to one half mile or less at times in falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas. Travel may be difficult. The advisory has been extended until 4pm on Sunday. Another advisory is in effect  from Noon Saturday and until Noon Sunday for Portage Valley and the Eastern Turnagain Arm which includes the cities of Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, and Moose Pass. Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory is in effect until Midnight Saturday for large amounts of snow for the cities for Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer and Cooper Landing. Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 15 inches, are expected. Heavy snow is expected throughout. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9  inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 06:12 pmUpdated- 2/17 A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit 511.alaska.gov.last_img read more