Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan wins Rose Hill wrestling championship over undefeated foe

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Miguel Lujan outwrestles undefeated Austin King of Circle in regional championship.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan scored a 3-2 decision over Austin King of Circle to win the Rose Hill Regional Championship Saturday.The victory was a stunner as King was undefeated going in with a 24-0 record. He had pinned Lujan in the first round in the Wellington Tournament in December.Lujan now advances to his second consecutive state tournament and will be Wellington’s lone representative in the Class 4A state tournament in Salina next weekend.“I think I’m the happiest I have ever been,” Lujan said after his big win Saturday. “Last time he slammed me and dislocated my shoulder.”When asked what his strategy was going into this match, Lujan responded: “Don’t get slammed down and dislocate my shoulder.”Lujan scored a takedown early in the first period and that was all he needed. The two boys would exchange escapes thereafter.Lujan appeared to be in trouble at the start of the second period when he was slammed down after taking the upper position. But he eventually was able to get out of the situation and earned an escape for it. “It really was identical to what happened to him in Wellington,” said Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb. “There he landed on his shoulder and got pinned. He was able to avoid that this time.”The state tournament brackets will be available soon. It should be a tough bracket. Despite King being undefeated he was ranked fifth in the state.Lujan was the exception to Wellington’s regional fortunes, during what was a rather bleak performance otherwise for this year’s dual Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV champions.Ian Groom gets pin Saturday afternoon.Wellington could not get any other wrestler out of the consolation quarterfinals. Ian Groom at 195 scored a pin early over Edwin Pena of Hugoton, but he was eliminated by Nicholas Lehman of Andover Central by pin thereafter.The Crusaders had little luck in the lower weight classes, going winless in the tournament.Austin Schoemann at 182 scored a 3-1 decision against Wade Hall of Augusta in the first round on Friday, but was pinned by No. 1 ranked Curtis Rylant of Clearwater and then was eliminated by Grant Schooner of Andover Central by pin Saturday.Wellington came into the tournament having two less starters than previous thought. Seniors Jace Lowe and Shane Hughes were suspended for disciplinary reasons.The Crusaders were already shorthanded having lost Skyler Struble earlier in the season and Graysen DeJarnett and Jason Norris out for the season with concussions.So going into Friday’s regional, Lujan was the lone upperclassman with any kind of regional wrestling experience. Subsequently, Wellington finished with just 34 points and placed 14th out of 15 teams. El Dorado won the regional with 154 points.As for Lujan, this was his tournament. On Friday, he received a by in the first round, pinned Trenton Ging of Winfield 1:31, and decisioned Seth Simmons of Pratt 4-1 to qualify for state.The Wellington results are as follows:KSHSAA 4A – Rose Hill – Regional Results for Wellington106 – Tim Schmidt (11-15) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jake Patch (Andover Central) 32-7 won by tech fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (18-2))    Cons. Round 1 – Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 won by fall over Violet Martinez (Holcomb) 3-8 (Fall 0:47)    Cons. Round 2 – Briggs Erwin (Augusta) 11-17 won by fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (Fall 2:17)120 – Blake Bales (0-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Drake Carothers (Clearwater) 18-12 won by fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (Fall 5:04)    Cons. Round 1 – Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Matt Atkinson (Rose Hill) 14-13 won by tech fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (TF-1.5 0:00 (15-0))126 – Kadin Heacock (5-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jack Thomas (El Dorado) 16-14 won by tech fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-4))    Cons. Round 1 – Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Jake Thomas (Clearwater) 23-16 won by fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (Fall 2:58)132 – Andrew Wolf (8-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Clem (Clearwater) 13-12 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 3:49)    Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Zak Anderson (Ulysses) 18-14 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 0:31)138 – Nick Hawkins (1-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Collin Pavlacka (Andale) 12-9 won by fall over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (Fall 3:59)    Cons. Round 1 – Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Braden Carney (Rose Hill) 2-7 won by major decision over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (MD 15-2)182 – Aaron Schoemann (18-17) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 won by decision over Wade Hall (Augusta) 10-17 (Dec 3-1)    Quarterfinal – Curtis Rylant (Clearwater) 34-1 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 0:31)    Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 3 – Grant Schoonover (Andover Central) 32-13 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 2:21)195 – Ian Groom (17-17) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Jesse Clark (Augusta) 11-21 (Fall 5:04)    Quarterfinal – Ali Viravong (Winfield) 25-12 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 5:02)    Cons. Round 2 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Edwin Pena (Hugoton) 12-13 (Fall 3:26)    Cons. Round 3 – Nicholas Lehman (Andover Central) 12-15 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 2:52)220 – Matt Mccomb (4-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Raiden Kohman (Pratt) 15-14 won by decision over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Dec 9-4)    Cons. Round 1 – Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Hagen Henderson (Towanda-Circle) 20-17 won by fall over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Fall 3:44)285 – Miguel Lujan (35-9) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 received a bye () (Bye)    Quarterfinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by fall over Trenton Ging (Winfield) 11-20 (Fall 1:31)    Semifinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Seth Simmons (Pratt) 22-19 (Dec 4-1)    1st Place Match – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Austin King (Towanda-Circle) 24-1 (Dec 3-2).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Pitt to take on Bowling Green at Pizza Bowl

first_imgBowling Green defensive back Aaron Foster (23) returns an interception for 37-yards during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northern Illinois at the Mid-American Conference championship in Detroit, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won a slew of awards this year.The senior is hoping to close the season with a win Thursday night against Bowling Green at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl to help the Panthers finish with a winning record for the first time since he was a freshman.The Falcons won’t be easy to beat.Bowling Green (10-3) is favored to top the Panthers (6-6) at Ford Field, where it defeated previously unbeaten and 16th-ranked Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game earlier this month.The impressive victory and the program’s turnaround led to Wake Forest hiring coach Dave Clawson away from the Falcons. Bowling Green picked former Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers to replace Clawson but will be led in the bowl game by interim coach Adam Scheier.Here are five things to watch when Pittsburgh and Bowling Green match up in the Motor City:In this July 21 photo, Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day in Greensboro, N.C. Donald’s dominant season earned the Pittsburgh defensive lineman four major college football awards and a spot as a first-team All-American. There’s still one more thing on his checklist: helping the Panthers win the Little Ceasar’s Bowl. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)DOMINANT DONALD: Donald won the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik awards and was the ACC defensive player of the year. The 6-foot, 285-pound defensive tackle had 10 sacks this season and led the nation with 2.2 tackles for loss per game. “He’s a disruptive force,” Scheier said. “We’re just going to have to keep him in check.”POTENT OFFENSE: Bowling Green averaged 35.4 points and 472.5 yards with a balanced offense. Travis Greene ran for a single-season, school-record 1,555 yards. Matt Johnson threw for 3,195 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Johnson outplayed Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch in the MAC title game, throwing four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half. He was 21 of 27 for a career-high 393 yards, connected with five teammates for scores and didn’t throw an interception against a team playing for a BCS bowl bid.CONSISTENTLY AVERAGE: The Panthers finished 6-7 in each of the last two years, capping each losing season with a lopsided defeat at the Compass Bowl. Mississippi routed Pitt 38-17 last season and SMU beat the Panthers 28-6 a year earlier. “We want to finish strong and wanted the opportunity to play another game with this group,” second-year Pitt coach Paul Chryst said. “We like this group, and there’s a big difference in our room between going 7-6 and 6-7.”COACHING CHANGES: The Falcons won’t have Clawson, but they will have some coaching continuity during their return to Detroit. Scheier, in his fifth season with the program, was the team’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach under Clawson. The interim coach will be assisted by offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero and defensive coordinator Mike Elko against Pitt. “What we do here works,” Scheier said. “It’s a plan and foundation put in place by coach Clawson.” Clawson and his staff helped Bowling Green become the only team to have a chance this season to increase its number of victories by three for a third straight year. The Falcons can match a school record with an 11th win. They had eight victories last year, five in 2011 and two in 2010. Babers, a former Baylor assistant, turned around Eastern Illinois during a short stay. He was 19-17 in two seasons with the Ohio Valley Conference program.SWAN SONG: The Detroit Lions decided to get in the bowl business and will host a game next year, effectively pushing the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl out of their stadium. The bowl game has been held at Ford Field since 2002. It was previously called the Motor City Bowl and was played at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.last_img read more

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Spotlight still on SMB

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Okay na (I’m ok now) coach, happy na ako,” Romeo said.It was these exchanges that Marcial hopes will be a norm during similar events in the future.“They are in a relaxed mode,” said Marcial, adding he wants the event to happen again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES San Miguel’s (from left) June Mar Fajardo, coach Leo Austria, Arwind Santos and new Beerman Terrence Romeo during the PBA Media Day on Thursday at Solaire in Pasay. —SHERWIN VARDELEONFrom a jet-lagged Alex Compton bouncing from one interview station to another, to reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo casually facing cameras everywhere, the PBA’s inaugural Media Day was a resounding success that commissioner Willie Marcial wants the event institutionalized.And even in what was a one-stop setting for reporters to gather different stories, the San Miguel Beermen—like they have done on the floor the past few years—still dominated in the event held at The Tent at Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “But I think teams like Ginebra and Magnolia, which played well last conference, are stronger than us. We’ll just have to do everything to defend our crown and it will not be easy, but it’s not impossible as long as we follow the system of coach Leo (Austria),” Fajardo said.Even Romeo, unfazed by the scrutiny he now commands in a venue packed with sports journalists, made an appearance on media day and gladly answered queries relating to his much-ballyhooed transfer that made the Beermen unbeatable on paper.“He’s going to be great there,” said Phoenix Petroleum coach Louie Alas. “Coach Leo thrives in making talented players play within a system.”Romeo later approached Alas and the two shared a casual conversation, something that happened a lot between players and coaches coming from different teams during the Media Day.“Okay ka na ba (Are you ok now)?” Alas asked as he gave Romeo a hug.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title GALLERY: Players, coaches hype up new season with PBA Media Day “They just got Terrence Romeo,” said Compton, the Alaska coach who will again look at the coming 44th season of the PBA to break through as a coach. Compton has steered Alaska to five Finals stints but has yet to win a crown.“San Miguel Beer [has just] made everyone’s lives more difficult [with the Romeo trade],” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFajardo admits that eyes will be on the Beermen, even if Barangay Ginebra has made a strong impression last season with a championship in two Finals appearances.“The pressure is on us because everyone is saying we’re the team to beat,” said Fajardo in Filipino during a live interview with Sports IQ as the Beermen to shoot to improve on their all-time Philippine Cup record by winning the conference for the fifth straight year.last_img read more

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Raul Jerrick heads GDF’s promotion list

first_imgGuyana Defense Force Lt Colonel Raul Jerrick has topped the Force’s promotions to the rank of Colonel when the announcements were made on January 1, 2020.Jerrick was the only person to be promoted to that rank.Colonel Raul JerrickIn the release, the GDF said a total of 818 officers and ranks have been promoted. Of that amount, 25 of the officers are from the regular Force while 10 are reserve officers with the remaining promotions being other ranks.The promotions were done by President David Granger according to Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977. The promotions would have taken effect from January 1, 2020.Apart from Jeerick to Colonel, Capt Andre Cush, Kevaun Gray, Fidel Fredericks, Marvin Simpson, Kevin Moore, Damon Joseph, Keith Watts and Edmond Blair were promoted to Major.Lieutenant Ekundayo Jeffery, Shurlan Klass, Jamaine Lovell, Sherwin Collins, Marvin Dey, Godwin Cameron, Akeem Kirton, Wavon Samuels, Stacey Codogan, Godfrey Isaacs, Seon Abrams and Carlos Jordan were promoted to Captain.Those promoted to Substantive Lieutenant were Kevin Sultan, Joshua Walcott and Brandi Johnson.In the Coast Guard Division, Lieutenant Czerda Frank was promoted to Substantive Lieutenant (CG).Those from the Guyana Defence Force Reserve (Guyana People’s Militia) promoted to Substantive Captain were Lieutenant Shawn Legall, Roderic Carrington, Delon King, Fabian Stuart, Duarte Hetsberger, Hubern Collins, Germaine Watson, John Chester-Innis, Osei Manifold and Ewal Mc Garrell.last_img read more

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EIRCOM HANG UP ON CULDAFF’S CALL FOR BROADBAND

first_imgTHERE has been huge disappointment after it was revealed that Eircom will not be upgrading Culdaff for broadband.Broadbandforculdaff.com, a group of more than 125 people in the town trying to get the updated internet connection, are miffed by the decision.Culdaff was never included in the National Broadband Scheme announced by the Government as it was deemed to have suitable coverage from North West Electronics, based in Derry.  They received funding to provide a Group Broadband Scheme in areas throughout Donegal several years ago but Culdaff was never included.Whilst Culdaff does benefit from the 3G coverage under the NBS it does not benefit from the minimum speed of 1.2MB agreed between the Department of Communications and Hutchison 3.Network provider 3 did erect a mast at Claggan in Culdaff in order to meet the terms of the NBS, to provide coverage to Glengad and Portaleen.The so called NBS scheme provided by 3, is not technically a broadband service, but is actually midband. According to locals in Culdaff it suffers from severe fluctuations in speed as the more users that latch on to a mast the slower it gets, and in December broadbandforculdaff.com calculated outages of seventy hours for the mast at Claggan, Culdaff where in fact no-one could access the internet.The government injected €79.8m into 3 to roll out the NBS and they installed 388 masts, an average of €205,670 for the Government.broadbandforculdaff.com contacted Eircom demanding a review of their policy and an upgrae of the local exchange.However they were told the upgrade would simply not make economic sense for the company. “When analysing it, the main costs incurred would be the upgrade of the transmission network serving the exchange. “There is approximately five and half kilometres of cable that would need to be completely replaced at a cost of approximately €250k.“The existing cable supports all existing voice services, but does not support the necessary bandwidth for broadband even if the broadband equipment was installed in the exchange. There are additional costs to provide the hardware for the exchange and these are currently estimated at approximately €15k.“There are just over 400 customers currently connected to the exchange, but unfortunately, even if every customer in Culdaff agreed to take eircom broadband for the next five years, eircom would not receive a return on the investment. “Making consideration for Culdaff’s local geography, there would almost certainly be a small but significant percentage of up to 20% of customers who would not be able to get DSL broadband if the exchange was enabled. “This is a result of the physical limitation of the technology and the distance the broadband signal has to travel over the copper lines to customers who live outside of the village in the surrounding community. The maximum distance is approximately 4-5 kilometres. This additional consideration also further weakens the business case.“It is disappointing that Culdaff has not been included in the National Broadband Scheme. Eircom made its position clear to the Department of Communications as far back as 2007 when we were asked to submit a full list of nationwide locations that would be enabled as well as those locations that would not be broadband enabled.“The Department of Communications can provide further clarification as to why Culdaff was not included in the NBS following the submissions made by the various operators,” said Eircom.Broadbandforculdaff.com is now calling on the Government to give Eircom the €265,000 required to upgrade the cables and exchange.“Each 3 NBS mast cost €205,670 for an unreliable ‘midband’ connection so we call on the government to give a similar amount to Eircom to make sure Culdaff is not excluded any longer,” said a spokesman.ENDSEIRCOM HANG UP ON CULDAFF’S CALL FOR BROADBAND was last modified: January 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:broadbandculdafflast_img read more

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Sacrificial lambs

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant To find the extra money, the school board has agreed to take $60 million away from other districtwide programs, ultimately short-changing the vast majority of the LAUSD’s students. To make amends, the board has consented to allow 500 students from outside the area to attend the new high school – a costly perk for a few that comes at the expense of the many. In addition, the district will also be delaying the start of another 500-seat high school in the school-starved area, meaning that local kids will suffer, too. The school board blames the cost overruns on inflation in the price of construction materials, as well as switching architects. But that’s basically a way to obscure the truth if not an outright lie. The original plan for the site was to build a standard, but pleasant-looking school to relieve the serious overcrowding in nearby schools. The overruns stem directly from the fact that the school board bent to the vision of Broad, who wanted an architecturally significant school at the site, which sits on the far end of Grand Avenue. Broad is deeply involved in the renovation of Grand Avenue from ho-hum city street to a gleaming and attractive civic space. Having a cool arts school on the edge of Grand Avenue is a nice addition, for sure. But it should not come at the cost of the other students in the district. School board members should remember that they serve the students of the entire district. And treating those students like sacrificial lambs by diverting funds to feed the civic ambitions of an elite few is unconscionable. Los Angeles Unified School District officials seem awfully willing to sacrifice a lot of education benefits for the sake of building Eli Broad’s dream school on the edge of downtown. The admittedly impressive plans for the district’s performing arts high school at the corner of Grand and Cesar Chavez avenues is coming in many millions over budget, for a total of $208 million. That’s $208 million for a school that could have been, should have been, built for less than $50 million. That’s $160 million or so just to bring to life the vision that billionaire Broad wanted for the gateway of his Grand Avenue renovation. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles school board approved a $171.9 million bid to move forward on construction of the graded lot, formerly the site of an LAUSD administration building _ $55 million above the last cost estimate. last_img read more

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Man who knifed victim 17 times also pleads to possession of cocaine

first_imgA man found guilty of a vicious knife attack in Letterkenny has now pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for sale and supply.Kenneth Broe was due to be sentenced at Letterkenny Circuit Court today for the attack in which a man was stabbed seventeen times. However, his barrister told Judge John Aylmer that his client had not undergone a probation report since being found guilty in May.The Dubliner was found guilty of “intentionally and recklessly” stabbing Kristian Shortt during the row on the town’s main street ten years ago.Broe was also found guilty of assault causing harm in the incident which resulted in the injured party spending two weeks in intensive care in hospital and receiving two “life-saving operations” after he suffered wounds to the neck, chest, head and back areas.The jury took an hour and six minutes to unanimously find the accused of 15 Alderwood Green, Springfield, Tallaght, guilty on the lesser charge of section 3 assault after a six-day trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Kenneth BroeFor the more serious charge, Judge John Aylmer advised the jury they could record a majority verdict following the suitable legal time lapse and after a further forty-six minutes, Broe was found guilty on the charge of intentionally and recklessly carrying out the attack.The injured party, Kristian Shortt, had told the court in his evidence that after drinking in a number of venues in the town, he and the accused had gone to the flat of Damian O’Connor above Victor Fisher’s shop at Upper Main Street in the early hours of October 9th, 2008.Witness and the accused had got into an argument and had threatened one another.He, Mr Shortt, recalled a knife having been produced before he was stabbed repeatedly. The accused had used all his power and force during the attack, he claimed.Broe had been arrested in Monaghan after he and a friend had taken a taxi to Dublin on the day after the assault.A medical report indicated that the injured party had been stabbed a total of seventeen times – three or four times in the neck, three in the back of the head, three in the chest and also wounded in the hands and back area.He had been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital before being transferred to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin where he had spent two weeks in intensive care. He had undergone two life-saving operations.Broe was today further charged with having cocaine for sale or supply when detected at Monaghan Garda Station on october 10th, 2008.He pleaded guilty to that charge today.Broe was remanded in custody to be sentenced on both charges at the enxt sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.Man who knifed victim 17 times also pleads to possession of cocaine was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cocainecourtGardaiKENNETH BROEletterkennystabbinglast_img read more

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The stunning cost of Premier League season tickets compared to the rest of Europe

first_img Premier League fans, on average, have to spend more than any other fans across Europe for season tickets A study by The European Football Index has found Premier League fans pay considerably more than other leagues for season tickets, with an average price of £516.On the other hand, the cheapest season tickets can be found at just £159 in the Bundesliga – a difference of £375 (225%).In LaLiga, it costs fans an average of £205 for a season ticket, while it is slightly higher in Italy at £225 for Serie A fans.Despite the riches of Paris Saint-Germain, the average cost of a season ticket to support a Ligue 1 team is just £172. Premier League season tickets are, on average, by far and away the most expensive in Europe and forcing fans to pay a pretty penny to support their side.Although much of the lucrative funds awarded to clubs in the English top flight comes from television money, owners are still charging a premium for fans to get into grounds. latest gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Popular Football News BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img revealed scrap LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense 1 The only positive for Premier League fans is that the study also found the Premier League has the cheapest home shirts, averaging £55 compared to £70 for Bundesliga teams, £60 for La Liga, £71 for Serie A and £70 for Ligue 1.The price for each 2018/19 home shirt was taken from each team’s official online store and refers to the standard shirt, not the ‘elite’ version offered by some clubs.last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Rallies To Defeat Evansville, 82-65, In MVC Home Opener

first_imgThe Bulldogs gained back the lead in the fourth quarter. After Wendell tied the contest at 57-all late in the third quarter with a three-point play, Drake ripped off eight-straight points to start the fourth quarter. The run featured six points from Miller and was capped by a layup made by junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) in the deciding run that ultimately helped pull out the comeback win. Photo Gallery Full Schedule Roster Southern Illinois 1/8/2017 – 6 PM Next Game: PDF Box Score HTML Box Score DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Evansville, 82-65, Friday evening, Jan. 6, in the Knapp Center in the team’s Missouri Valley Conference home opener.Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) led Drake (9-4, 3-0 MVC) with a game-high of 23 points. It is the 56th time in her career Wendell has scored 20 or more points in a game.Redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) and freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) each pulled down a game-high of eight rebounds. Freshman Mya Mertz (Overland Park, Kan.) recorded a new career-high with nine points. Sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) joined Mertz off the bench and finished with 10 points. The Bulldogs’ bench was a big spark for the team scoring 32 points. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Drake continues its two-game homestand on Sunday evening when it welcomes Southern Illinois to the Knapp Center. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and will follow the Drake men’s basketball team who hosts Evansville at 3 p.m.  Print Friendly Version Story Links As a team, the Bulldogs scored 54 points in the paint and recorded 19 fast-break points. Drake dominated the glass with a 41-22 rebounding advantage. Evansville made 12 three-pointers in the game, but was held to just two in the final period during Drake’s rally. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.), senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) each scored nine points. Evansville (7-6, 2-1 MVC) and Drake traded 13 lead changes and had six ties. The Bulldogs led at the half, 34-33, but lost the lead at the beginning of the third quarter as the Purple Aces rallied to stake a six-point lead midway through the period.last_img read more

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USATF Men’s and Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships Return to Grand Blue Mile

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark Blue Cross  and Blue Shield and Drake Relays announced the USA Track & Field one-mile road championships will be returning in 2019 as part of the annual Grand Blue Mile. The addition of the prestigious USATF 1 Mile Road Championships elevates the elite-level competition of Grand Blue Mile and is expected to attract Olympians and world championship participants from across the country to vie for a national title and share of the $30,000 prize purse. GBM also hosted the 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.  The 2018 Set the Pace challenge community winner, Lohrville, used their award to complete a trail. To watch the video and learn more about the project, click here. Print Friendly Version “As Grand Blue Mile celebrates our tenth anniversary, we are honored and privileged to welcome back the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s senior brand marketing manager and Grand Blue Mile co-race director. “Being entrusted to host a fifth national championship in 10 years provides even more reason to celebrate the tremendous impact this special event has throughout central Iowa and beyond.” As part of the challenge, the community with the highest percentage of its residents participating in GBM — measured by the number of registrants for a given ZIP code against its total population — will be awarded $10,000 to use on a project that promotes safe and accessible places in which to be active, such as a park, playground or trail. Early entrants for the 2019 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at GBM include:·         Riley Masters – 2018 Men’s USATF 1 Mile Road Champion·         Mikey Brannigan – 1500 meter Paralympic gold medalist·         Emily Lipari – 2018 Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Champion·         Heather Kampf – 2014, 2015 and 2016 Grand Blue Mile Champion Set the Pace Challenge encourages communities to get movingGBM officials also announced the continued partnership with the Healthiest State Initiative (HSI) for the return of the Set the Pace Challenge. This challenge encourages Iowans to develop sustainable, healthy habits throughout 2019 — starting with participating in GBM on April 23. In 2018, more than 40 track and field stars competed for the national title and share of the USA prize purse at GBM. Riley Masters won the men’s championship with a time of 4:03.12. The women’s championship was captured by Emily Lipari with a time of 4:32.87. “We are excited for another year of the Set the Pace Challenge,” said Jami Haberl, HSI executive director. “The award provides a great incentive for communities to rally together around. The benefits are two-fold: They’ll be participating in a fun, physical activity and making an effort to better their community.” “Grand Blue Mile has gained notoriety and prestige with America’s most decorated milers,” said Blake Boldon, director of the Drake Relays. “Now marking the event’s tenth anniversary, we’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Wellmark to extend the Drake Relays experience to thousands of participants and spectators alike.”last_img read more

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