Ole Miss’ Prewitt, Haynes earn SEC honors

first_imgOXFORD Two of Ole Miss’ defensive standouts earned SEC player of the week honors Monday.Safety Cody Prewitt took home SEC defensive player of the week while defensive end Marquis Haynes was defensive lineman of the week following Saturday’s slate of games, including No. 3 Ole Miss’ 35-20 win against Texas A&M.Prewitt, a senior, returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown in the game’s first half and had seven more tackles. Prewitt’s interception was his second of the season and 11th of his career (tying him for seventh-most in school history). It was the third pick-six of the season for the Rebels.Haynes, a freshman, came off the bench to record two sacks against the Aggies. He also had four tackles in the game.Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) hosts Tennessee (3-3, 0-2) on Saturday.last_img read more

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Chelsea reach a ‘basis of understanding’ for player to leave –…

first_imgChelsea have reached an agreement with AC Milan for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to return to the Italian side. That’s according to Sky Italia, who say the two sides have finally worked out a loan deal for the Frenchman.Bakayoko has been linked with a move to the San Siro, where he spent the 19/20 season on loan, for several weeks after it was made clear there was no place for him at Stamford Bridge.Negotiations between the two sides have been ongoing, and earlier today we covered a report from Gazzetta Dello Sport that said the talks were going slowly as Chelsea were demanding more money after finding the initial offers from Milan ‘unconvincing’.Embed from Getty ImagesIt was claimed they wanted the same deal they struck in 2018, a loan worth €5m with a right to buy set at €35m.However, it seems they’ve lowered their demands, and Sky Italia now say the two clubs have a ‘basis of understanding’ on a loan deal worth €3m with a right of redemption at €30m.Milan already have an agreement in place with the Chelsea midfielder over his wages – he’s willing to give up part of his salary – but that is only for the year he will spend on loan.Thus, they need to find an agreement on the years after that should they decide to turn his move into a permanent one so that everything can be ‘clearly defined’.However, the negotiation ‘goes ahead quickly’ and Sky state there is a ‘desire’ from all parties to close it ‘as soon as possible’ as the Blues look to start shipping some players out after a busy summer of incomings so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoRich HousesCosplay Costumes That Went A Little Too FarRich HousesUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoFree HubThe 15 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndolast_img read more

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Jamaica and St. Lucia PMs condemn attacks in France

first_imgJamaica’s Prime Minster Andrew Holness and his St. Lucian counterpart, Allen  Chastanet, have condemned the terrorist attacks in France that left at least 88 people dead in France.In a letter to his French counterpart, Manuel Valls Holness said “this atrocious act, perpetrated against the French Republic during the festivities on the occasion of the 227th Anniversary of your National Day in the city of Nice, has left Jamaica and the international community in dismay and anguish.“The attack seeks to undermine the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity championed by the French in 1789 which have been accepted by the civilized and peace-loving world as core tenets of democracy. “Today, it is clear that there are elements in the world that do not embrace these ideals; elements which are dedicated to inciting fear and hatred among others,” Holness wrote as he extended Jamaica’s condolence to the people of France and their bereaved families.Chastanet said “once again the world has to bare the pain of another dreadful attempt to terrorize innocent people”.He said the attack in Nice “was an attack against people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. People across the world need to draw strength from the French people’s commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.“We are reminded in this time of tragedy that the bonds of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity are not only values that the French share but they are values that most of the world share. We implore the entire world to embrace those values to make certain that these ideals endure far beyond any act of terrorism or hateful crimes.”Chastanet said he St. Lucia was offering its “deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed and our hopes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.last_img read more

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Jags lead by 28 after 22 wickets tumble

first_imgDefending champions, Guyana Jaguars held a slim lead of 28 runs over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force after 22 wickets tumbled on the first day of the pink-ball 10th  round match in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championships last night at the Providence Stadium. In the presence of the largest crowd at the venue for the season, Red Force won the toss and were bowled out for 120 in 32.1 overs while closing their second innings on 17-2 in reply to Jaguars’ 165  in their first innings, coming from 41.1 overs.Romario Shepherd ripped through the Red Force batting order to finish with a career best of 5-24, removing key batsmen in the form of skipper, Denesh Ramdin (01) and Jason Mohammed (00) in the ninth over.Tion Webster defends solidly during his hour-long innings of 30Shepherd would finish off the innings with the wicket of Anderson Phillip who sliced to Anthony Bramble who completed his 200th first class catch, 30 minutes after the dinner break. Jaguars were sloppy in the field early on, allowing three chances to go down.Imran Khan top scored with a 43-ball 37, decorated with 7 boundaries during his hour-long stay at the crease. Tion Webster also contributed a valuable 30 at the top of the order but feathered an edge to Bramble off of Sherfane Rutherford, who also accounted for the wicket of Khary Pierre to finish with 2-31.The table toppers began in their chase in horrific style with opener, Tagenarine Chanderpaul (08) popping a simple return catch to left-arm seamer, Daniel St. Clair, and Chandrapaul Hemraj (04) guiding  a delivery wide of off-stump to Ramdin in the space of two deliveries. Jaguars plunged further into peril, losing skipper Leon Johnson, who was bowled by St. Clair for a second six-ball duck and stood at 22-3.However, a responsible half century from Bramble revived the hosts’ innings. Bramble brought up his 10th half century with an uppercut off Odean Smith that bolted to the third man boundary, eventually finishing on 62 from 76 balls, laced with 7 boundaries.Bramble was supported by Christopher Barnwell (20) and Shepherd (18) as Smith picked up the wickets of Vishaul Singh (17) and Raymon Reifer (00) within three balls to finish with 3-37. Red Force, batting for a second time in the night lost Jeremy Solozano to the first delivery of the innings from Shepherd while Webster was trapped leg before wicket to Rutherford for 7 to close the day’s play.Jaguars are currently at the top of the table with 136 points while Leeward Islands Hurricanes are in second place on 110.6 points with two matches to go.The match resumes at 14:00hrs today.last_img read more

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Motor racing great Stirling Moss dies aged 90

first_img Written By LIVE TV Stirling Moss, a daring, speed-loving Englishman regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the world championship, has died. He was 90.A national treasure, affectionately known as “Mr. Motor Racing,” he was fearless and fiercely competitive. The balding Moss’ taste for adventure saw him push cars to their limits.”If you’re not trying to win at all costs,” he said, “what on earth are you doing there?”His often reckless attitude took a toll on his slight body. His career ended early, at age 31, after a horrific crash left him in a coma for a month in April 1962.By then, Moss had won 16 of the 66 F1 races he entered and established a reputation as a technically excellent and versatile driver across many racing categories.Arguably his greatest achievement was victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia — a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) road race through Italy — by nearly half an hour over Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentine great who was Moss’ idol, teammate and rival.An F1 title didn’t follow, though — a travesty to many in motorsport. Moss finished second in the drivers’ championship four times (1955-58) and third on three occasions.In 1958, Moss lost out to Ferrari’s Mike Hawthorn by one point despite winning four races to his rival’s one. In 1959, Moss’ car failed during the final race, in Florida, when leading and again in with a chance of the title.”I hope I’ll continue to be described as the greatest driver who never won the world championship, but it doesn’t really matter,” Moss once said. “The most important thing for me was gaining the respect of the other drivers and I think I achieved that.”When his resolve to drive solely for English teams waned, Moss raced for Maserati, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz — partnering Fangio in an all-star line-up. In total, Moss raced in 107 different types of car and boasted a record of 212 wins in the 375 competitive races he finished.Moss was born in 1929 into a racing family. His father, Alfred, competed in the Indianapolis 500; his mother, Aileen, was English women’s champion in 1936. The young Moss learned his trade during a racing boom in England after World War II.His knowledge of racing cars was second to none and he took his profession to the extreme, experimenting and risking his own safety in the process.He broke both legs and damaged his spine in a crash in 1960. Even worse was the accident in Goodwood, England, two years later, when he careered into a bank of earth at 100 mph (160 kph) without a seatbelt while competing in the Formula One Glover Trophy.It took 45 minutes to cut him from the wreckage. He suffered brain injuries, and his body’s left side was partially paralysed for six months. With his eyesight and reflexes also permanently damaged, Moss quit racing.”I knew that if I didn’t get out, I’d kill myself and maybe somebody else,” Moss said.Moss then became a successful businessman, selling property and designing gadgets out of his state-of-the-art home in central London and working as a consultant to car manufacturers. He received a knighthood in 1999.In 2010, he broke both ankles and hurt his back in a fall three floors down an elevator shaft at home.”His body still has the same resilience to injury as it did in his racing days,” a statement on his website read. Last Updated: 12th April, 2020 16:20 IST Motor Racing Great Stirling Moss Dies Aged 90 A national treasure, affectionately known as “Mr. Motor Racing,” he was fearless and fiercely competitive. The balding Moss’ taste for adventure saw him push cars to their limits. Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th April, 2020 16:20 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Super Falcons The Unwanted Child

first_imgThe way the Super Falcons are treated is an embarrassment and maniacally bewildering too, a complete lack of interest in the development of the women’s game in Nigeria has gotten to an all-time low.The Super Falcons remain the most successful – in terms of trophies won – national football team in the country, but the ‘least’ of the men’s national group, the U-15 gets much better treatment than this group of players that boasts of a three-time Africa female Footballer of the Year.The disrespect directed towards the female teams – including the Falconets and Flamingos – is due to the usually poor outings of the Falcons at the FIFA World Cup – having failed miserably on that front, losing 16 of the 21 games played in 7 outings – however, the Super Eagles haven’t bettered a record at the men’s equivalent they set 24 years ago. Which in essence suggests that every World Cup the Super Eagles have attended since then is a failure, asides the financial incentives that come with going as far as the second round, there is nothing brilliant about it.To put this in perspective, a year after the Super Falcons won a record eight AWCON title, the girls didn’t kick a ping pong in the national colors. What’s worse, Florence Omagbemi, the woman who became the first African to win the title both as a player and coach was sacked.The Super Falcons brand is hurt so bad, that it is not even a consideration for any coach who is looking to start up. What followed after the infamous sacking of Omagbemi was a series of public rebuff by coaches; first, Paul Le Guen and then Randy Waldrum – the latter even chose University of Pittsburgh women’s team over the Super Falcons. Or not exactly so, the NFF assumed he had accepted the job even when they didn’t make an offer officially.Now the girls have a coach, and a few games under their belt thanks to the qualifying games they had to play earlier in the year. But since the 6-0 bashing of Gambia in June, the absurdity has resumed. The girls haven’t played a friendly since then and with two weeks to the start of eleventh African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana, the NFF have made a rather bizarre choice of setting up a friendly game with an amateur male football club.The least the NFF can do here on is to drive the ladies to Ghana in a bus after the ladies must have gained a lot of stamina playing against boys, that way they can build enough mental strength, eh?RelatedSuper Falcons Will Never Get the World Cup Preparation they DeserveDecember 10, 2018In “AFCON”Ahmed Musa Steals The Night’s Glamour at NFF Awards GalaApril 1, 2019In “NFF”U23 AFCON: Another Amapakabo Disasterclass As U23 Eagles Flop Out Of OlympicsNovember 15, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more

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Frank Lampard says kids are making Chelsea’s pensioners feel young again as Giroud, Pedro and Willian down Everton

first_img Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels FRANK LAMPARD says his wonderkids are making Chelsea’s pensioners feel young again.Rookies Mason Mount and ‘little boy’ Billy Gilmour played a starring role to give their Champions League bid a massive boost.Frank Lampard reckons Chelsea’s wonderkids are helping their older team mates feel young againCredit: AP:Associated PressBut 30-somethings Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud also reaped the rewards of boss Lamps’ youth policy by scoring.Lampard said: “The younger players have injected energy to the club and the fans. Look at the reaction to Gilmour.“But also look at the experienced players — Pedro running from virtually inside his own half for the second goal, or Willian all over the pitch today. As a group, everyone showed that energy.“Billy is 18 and putting him in is not a problem because I see how he trains every day.“He’s receiving the ball in difficult areas on the pitch. If you don’t move it quickly, you don’t get the rhythm in our play.Billy Gilmour has been in fine form for Chelsea. The highly-rated teenager starred in their 4-0 won against EvertonCredit: EPA“You need confidence to take the ball and play as he does.“I was going to say a rude word . . . yes, let’s go with balls. Jorginho has it, Billy has it, too.“Billy showed those balls in the first half, then played higher up the pitch second half.“That’s a great thing for me when I’m thinking about the midfield.” Credit: EPAGiroud, 33, Chelsea’s oldest outfield player, added the final touch to his team’s biggest home Premier League win since Lamps took over as head coach last summerThe Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, said: “We have been killer in the box and it’s another game for the little boy.“Billy’s done very well for 18 years old. He’s got great maturity and listens to advice. He’s got a nice future in front of him.”Lampard also gave league debuts to 18-year-old subs Faustino Anjorin and Armando Broja.But he insists Chelsea are still outsiders for the top four and Champions League football next term.Everton’s European aspirations were given a rude awakening as they were beaten for the first time in eight games.And ex-Chelsea boss Ancelotti said: “Everything went wrong.“It’s not difficult to judge this game. We were not good enough defensively.“We were too open, not compact, lost a lot of duels, and with the ball we made a lot of mistakes.” 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017last_img read more

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Timpview dominates on first day of 4A tennis and closes in on another title

first_imgAnytime you can get 10 points on the first day, it’s great. We feel very good because we have all five teams in the semis. We just expect to give it our all and let the chips fall where they may. It was a lot of fun today. – Timpview head coach Rob SperrySALT LAKE CITY — It’s no surprise that Timpview is leading the state 4A tennis tournament again, considering its outstanding record of the past decade, although it a bit surprising how much the T-Birds are dominating the competition.Winners of 10 of the last 12 4A state titles, Timpview expected some hand-wringing in Friday’s first round, but the T-Birds won all 10 matches without dropping a set and have a commanding lead going into Saturday’s semifinals and finals at Liberty Park.The T-Birds got the maximum 10 points and lead Skyline and Maple Mountain with seven points, while Woods Cross has six points. That may not seem like a lot, but the big difference is that Timpview has all five spots filled for Saturday — all three singles and both doubles teams — while the top three contenders only have two teams left.“Anytime you can get 10 points on the first day, it’s great,” said Timpview coach Rob Sperry. “We feel very good because we have all five teams in the semis. We just expect to give it our all and let the chips fall where they may. It was a lot of fun today.”Sperry is taking nothing for granted, however, saying, “We still have a lot of work to do because the points are doubled in the semifinal and finals.”Two of the key matches will come at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Timpview’s Skyler Johnson and Nate Austin will play Sam Pugsley and Taft Holzer of Woods Cross, while the T-Birds’ Jordan Sagers and Jorun Christian will take on Thomas Hall and Connor Alder from Skyline at No. 2 doubles. Loses in either of those matches will allow contenders to close the gap on Timpview.Timpview freshman Josh Pearce faces a tough road at No. 1 singles, going against Provo senior Aaron Kelemen, who he needed three sets to defeat in two matches in the past two weeks. If he gets past that match, he’ll likely have to play Mountain View’s Jon Dollahite, who has won three straight state titles. Dollahite meets Skyline’s Ryan Boddington in the semifinals.Boddington was involved in one of the most exciting matches Friday, as he came back to knock off Woods Cross’ Jakob Kempema 3-6, 7-6, 6-1. After losing the first set, Boddington won the tiebreaker 13-11 before taking the third set.At No. 2 singles, junior Travis Wardop will try to earn some points for the T-Birds against Christian Craig of Orem, while Maple Mountain’s Eric Whiting takes on Tanner O’Brian of Timpanogos in the other semifinal.Timpview junior Scotty Wynn won both of his matches Friday 6-0, 6-1 and he’ll face East’s Ayden Armstrong in No. 3 singles. Both players are undefeated this year. Maple Mountain’s Brigham Perry and Orem’s David Abbott play in the other semifinal.Matches begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with finals matches starting around 11 a.m.Class 4ATeam scores Day 11. Timpview 10; T-2. Maple Mountain, Skyline 7; 4. Woods Cross 6; T-5. Bonneville, Orem 5; 7. Olympus 4: 8. Wasatch 3; T-9. East, Mountain View, Provo, Salem Hills, Timpanogos 2.First singlesFriday’s first roundJosh Pearce, Timpview def. Ryusei Tsuda, Judge 6-0, 6-1Lincoln Wasden, Wasatch def. Jorgen Paulsen, East 6-2, 6-4Keith McMullin, Bonneville def. Tanner Nicholls, Salem Hills 6-0, 6-2Aaron Kelemen, Provo def. Drew Hartsfield, Olympus 6-0, 6-0Jakob Kempema, Woods Cross def. Rob Dixon, Spanish Fork 6-1, 6-1Ryan Boddington, Skyline def. Kaden Craig, Orem 6-4, 7-6Jon Dollahite, Mountain View def. Jesse Nomichitk, Cyprus 6-1, 6-0Daniel Blonquist, Maple Mountain def. Bren Elsholz, Highland 6-1, 6-2Friday’s quarterfinalsPearce def. Wasden 6-4, 6-4Keleman def. McMullin 7-5, 0-6, 6-4Boddington def. Kempema 3-6, 7-6, 6-1Dollahite def. Blonquist 6-1, 6-0Second singlesFriday’s first roundTravis Wardrop, Timpview def. Sam Slye, Spanish Fork 6-1, 6-0Alex Hall, Bonneville def. Nit Rathi, Hillcrest 6-0, 6-0Dawson Robb-Wilcox, Skyline def. Braxton Felix, Bountiful 6-0, 6-2Christian Craig, Orem def. Kyle Alldredge, Salem Hills 6-2, 6-1Holden Iverson, Woods Cross def. Tony Robinson, Judge 6-2, 6-1Tanner O’Brian, Timpanogos def. Sam Hansen, Springville 6-1, 6-1Eric Whiting, Maple Mountain def. Michael Wilcox, Provo 6-1, 6-3Blake Findley, Olympus def. William Corbett, East 7-5, 2-6, 6-0Friday’s quarterfinalsWardrop def. Hall 6-4, 6-2Craig def. Robb-Wilcox 6-3, 6-4O’Brian def. Iverson 6-4 6-2Whiting def. Findlay 6-3, 6-4Third singlesFriday’s first roundCole Marshall, Olympus def. Braxton Judd, Payson 6-4, 6-3Scotty Wynn, Timpview def. Andrew McCall, Bonneville 6-0, 6-1Ayden Armstrong, East def. Cameron Churchill, Provo 6-0, 6-2Jayden Parkinson, Salem Hills def. Luke Chamberlain, Judge 6-4, 4-6, 6-3Christian Hadlock, Bountiful def. Luke Roberts, Alta 4-6, 6-1, 6-0Brigham Perry, Maple Mountain def. Taylor Ravaclova, Murray 6-0, 6-0Raleigh Sorbonne, Skyline vs. Justin Lucas, Spanish Fork 6-4, 2-6, 6-3David Abbott, Orem vs. Grayson Tebbs, Woods Cross 6-2, 6-1Friday’s quarterfinalsWynn def. Marshall 6-0, 6-1Armstrong def. Parkinson 6-1, 6-1Perry def. Hadlock 2-6, 6-4, 6-0Abbott def. Sorbonne 2-6, 6-0, 7-5First doublesFriday’s first roundWells Bunker/Cole Dayton, Orem def. John Caine/Zach Ipsen, Olympus 1-6, 6-1, 6-1Nick Bond/Connor Clark, Wasatch def. Eric Rose/Thomas Justice, East 6-1, 6-3Tanner Heaton/Caden Heaton, Bonneville def. Dylan Slyde/Nate Chandler, Spanish Fork 6-0, 6-1John Kammerman/Reed Kammerman, Kearns def. Nate Cutler/Logan Plummer, Corner Canyon 6-3, 6-3Sam Pugsley/Taft Holzer, Woods Cross def. Jackson Murphy/Maz Nadauld, Springville 6-1, 6-1Gabe Zharov/Marcus Corbett, Skyline def. Jim Yoo/Jacob Deloest, Timpanogos 6-1, 6-2Skyler Johnson/Nate Austin, Timpview def. Callum Morham/Jack Cawdery, Judge 6-0, 6-0Austin Edwards/Eli Brady, Maple Mountain def. Ben Brotherson/Scott Johnson, Box Elder 6-3, 6-4Friday’s quarterfinalsBond-Clark def Bunker-Dayton 2-6, 7-5, 6-4Heaton-Heaton def. Kammerman-Kammerman 6-3, 6-3Pugsley-Holzer def Zharov-Corbett 6-3, 7-5Johnson-Austin def. Edwards-Brady 6-3, 6-4Second doublesFriday’s first roundMatt Stringer/Lleyton Tanner def. Uintah Jaden Russel/Christian Hale, Alta 6-3, 6-7, 7-6Davis Nielson/Jake Cline, Woods Cross def. Van Nemitz/Jordan Willden, Kearns 6-0 6-0Coulson Rich/Daniel Reese, Olympus def. Jackson Hogan/Mike Kozlowski, Bountiful 6-3, 6-1Petr Fuska/Payton Lewis, Maple Mountain def. Henry Quigley/Tyson Santiago, Orem 6-4, 6-2Reilly Iverson/Isaac Bravo, Bonneville def. Zach Brousseau/Parker Goudie, Murray 6-3, 6-0Jordan Sagers/Jorun Christian, Timpview def. Ty Fagg/Spencer Straddeck, Wasatch 6-4, 6-2Dallin McCarthy/Riley Lewis, Salem Hills def. Jacob Boyle/Abe Burton, Corner Canyon 6-2, 6-2Thomas Hall/Connor Adler, Skyline def. Kade Southwick/Kaden Christensen, Box Elder 6-1, 6-0Friday’s quarterfinalsNielson-Cline def. Stringer-Tanner 6-3, 7-5Rich-Reese def. Fuska-Lewis 6-4, 6-2Sagers-Christian def. Iverson-Bravo 6-1, 7-5Hall-Alder def. McCarthy-Lewis 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Timpview takes 13th title in 18 years, Dollahite four-peats Relatedlast_img read more

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Sunday blog: Time to force the private schools to play tougher competition

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 (15) 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. +4 Vote up Vote down Harlan Bissell · 186 weeks ago Hi Cue, Harlan Bissell here, Las Vegas has the same problem with nationally ranked Bishop Gorman. They are currently ranked # 1 football team in the entire nation. These poor high schools out here have to play them on a regular basis. They have been trying to get them out of the districts and play only other private schools. No such luck as of yet. Their high school is like a college campus and the facilities are state of the art. They consistently have numerous division 1 recruits. Tate Martell is the graduating QB signed to play for Ohio State University and just won the National High School Player of the Year. Imagine Wellington playing against him. Everyone out here has the same view on this subject as you. It is not a level playing field for the rest of the public high schools out here and they all hate playing Bishop Gorman. Report Reply 0 replies · active 186 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 186 weeks ago With all the economic problems facing the taxpayer you are wasting time with high school sports? OMG Let’s try to make taxes lower so that when these kids become taxpayers they might be able to stay in Kansas, or maybe even Sumner County. You can’t name 10 people from Sumner County that have made a living playing sports that grew up in Sumner County. Yet from reading the News Cow you would think high school sports was our #1 product. WAY too much money is spent on high school sports. Report Reply 3 replies · active 186 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Bobby Wilson · 186 weeks ago Why not do it like other states.Private schools have their own championship Report Reply 1 reply · active 186 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Larry · 186 weeks ago Similar problem here in New Mexico. Parents send the kids to the private schools for a better education over public. Just so happens that a lot of these students a really good at sports. I suggest that if the public schools offered a better education maybe they could keep some of the kids that are really good a sports in the public schools. Seems to me that this is a non problem, since education is more important that sports and should be. Report Reply 3 replies · active 186 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 186 weeks ago Why are public schools even playing private schools? Seems like the taxpayers dollars are helping support the private schools sports departments when the public schools need the money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 186 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down EveryoneWinsATrophy · 186 weeks ago Maybe they can hand out participation “championships”. Or maybe make the private schools play with one hand tied behind their backs. Alabama has won the ncaa football national championship 40% of the time in the last ten years. What special rules can we apply to them to make it more fair for the teams that aren’t as good? Waaaaa. Report Reply 0 replies · active 186 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 186 weeks ago We had many debates over this one Cue on Prepzone. Its a no win situation with KSHSAA because private schools offer members of the organization a place for their kids to go to a private school and even find nice paying jobs for family members. They do not have boundaries like public schools. They do not have to take misfits like public schools do either. KSHSAA really screwed up 4A turning it into 2 groups 4A and 4B it has like watered down a great thing. They only think about how to make more money not whats best for our kids when it comes to athletics. I had many interesting debates in 14 yrs as a moderator. Its a no win situation when it comes to making private schools compete with their own kind. Report Reply 0 replies · active 186 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 186 weeks ago Just went on the Bishop Miege website. The girls basketball coach has been there for 40 years, the volleyball coach for 35 years (just retired this year) and the boys basketball coach has been there 20 years. The football program has had a former KC Chief who coached there six years and established a program that has been continued by a top assistant. It looks to me like there are some dedicated people who have added much to the Miege programs through longevity as well as great coaching. No wonder kids want to go there to play. They know they can count on the coaches to stick around and provide consistency to the program. How long has it been that Wellington has had coaches that have that longevity? Report Reply 0 replies · active 186 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I was in New York City a few months ago, and someone actually asked me if most Kansans had electricity.I told her, yes, and we are close to getting this new thingy called the Internet. The fact I was holding my smart phone was lost upon her.Tracy “Cueball” McCueI will say this though, even if Kansas has electricity, the Internet and smartphones and all this sophisticated weather equipment to accurately predict the ice storm of the century, we are slow to change on certain issues.For example, why do we allow private schools to run all over public schools in high school sports?I have been hearing this for years. People complain that private schools can sport better teams, because they have the ability to recruit athletes from anywhere and still keep their enrollment figures low.Well, yes that is true. But no one will do anything about it!Wichita Collegiate has forever been a thorn in the spine of schools like Wellington and Conway Springs. The Crusaders have never beat the Spartans in football. In 2010, when the Wellington girls won the Class 4A tennis state championship they still couldn’t win league, because Collegiate was there. The Spartans just happened to be in Class 3A that year.The situation remains the same throughout the state. Oxford has issues with Pittsburg Colgan and Berean Academy. When I was a sports editor at the Winfield Courier and the Vikings were still Class 5A, it was always Kapaun and Bishop Carroll ruining everything.In the past four years since Bishop Miege, a Kansas City area school, was relegated in Class 4A Div. 1, it has won every football, boys and girls basketball and soccer state championships. There was never a minute last season I seriously considered our outstanding girls basketball team could win the state championship because Bishop Miege was there in the waiting.Heck, 6A schools in Kansas can’t beat the Stags. The Miege girls team rattled off 63 straight wins before the streak was snapped last season. The football team has lost just three times against 6A and 5A opponents in the past three years. This season, Miege drilled Mill Valley 64-21 in the regular season in football and Mill Valley went on to win the Class 5A state championship.Over a 10-year period during 2005-14, private schools accounted for only 7.6 percent of the high schools in Kansas but won 31.9 percent of state-championship events.There is no doubt the system is broken. Yet, until now, nobody was doing anything about it. It’s like that bully in the neighborhood, who everyone wants to see go away but can’t seem to do anything about him.Finally, Paola athletic director Jeff Hines stepped up to the plate this week and addressed the issue head on with the Kansas State High School Activities Association during an executive meeting. He proposed that the KSHSAA create either a multiplier rule in which private schools would be subjected to have its enrollment count 1.5 times, or implement a success modifier rule which would be based solely on the success of each school’s sports program within the school.In a presentation to the KSHSAA executive board this week, Hines said he gathered evidence through surveys that more than 80 percent of Kansas High Schools supported the measure.But here is the rub. There is a state law in which it states the KSHSAA must “establish a system for the classification of member high schools according to school attendance.” In other words, if such a multiplier/modifier rule is to be implemented, an amendment to the classification rule must be passed by the Kansas State Legislature. We all know the legislature has bigger fish to fry.And the KSHSAA board has not demonstrated the desire to make changes. Remember, this is the same group that issued a proclamation that Collegiate had to be a member of the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League even though all its member school voted against the Spartans inclusion about 10 years ago.So whether there is real progress going on here, or if this is something that will get lost in bureaucratic gobbledygook, at least Kansas as a state has acknowledged this one undeniable fact:It’s time to make sports at Bishop Miege, Collegiate, Pittsburg Colgan and all those other schools a little more difficult.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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N’Golo Kante ready to personally bankroll continued search operation for Emiliano Sala

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