The Wisconsin volleyball team anticipated hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament based on their 4-0 finish to end the season, gaining second place in the Big Ten with a record of 15-5 in the conference and 23-6 overall.Nevertheless, there was still a sense of tension in the Lund Family Dining Room at Camp Randall as head coach Pete Waite and his squad awaited the tournament selection announcements Sunday.But in the end, the Badgers got what they wanted, and will host the first two rounds of tournament action as the No. 11 overall seed with Valparaiso, California, and Loyola (Ill.) traveling to Madison.”Being able to host is always fantastic. Our crowd’s been great all year and it gives our kids another boost where they just play at another level,” Waite said.Valparaiso and California will face off in the first round as the Badgers are slated to play Loyola (Ill.), the very same Ramblers’ team that Wisconsin beat 3-0 (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) in the first around of last year’s tournament, which was also played at the UW Field House.Despite a losing record on the season at 13-17, Loyola (Ill.) squeaked into the tournament with an automatic bid by upsetting UW-Milwaukee 3-1 (30-26, 30-18, 24-30, 30-23) in the Horizon League Championship.If the Badgers advance after hosting the first two rounds, they will then travel to College Station, Texas, as they were placed in Texas A&M’s regional bracket along with the Aggies and the No. 6 seed Notre Dame.Aside from Wisconsin, six other Big Ten teams made the tournament — tied with the Pac-10 for the second most that a conference boasts in the tournament this year to the Big 12 (seven).With a perfect 20-0 conference finish, Penn State earned the No. 2 overall seed and could very well host all of their games at State College until the Final Four at San Antonio.Also in the State College regional is Minnesota — a Final Four team from a year ago, but not even in the top 16 seeds this season.Elsewhere, No. 13 seed Ohio State will also host the first two rounds at Columbus.Purdue was right behind the Buckeyes with the No. 14 seed, but will not have the advantage of hosting, as they will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., with the UNC Tarheels as host.Regardless of the match-ups, Wisconsin is simply excited to have the opportunity to host and anxious to tip off the tournament against Loyola (Ill.).”I think it’s a pretty good route,” Waite said of his team’s possibility of playing in an NCAA regional for the second-straight year. “I think you’re going to meet top teams everywhere you go. Every team has its own focus right now and our focus right now is Loyola.”Wisconsin will definitely look to its Elite Eight run of last year and hope to duplicate it again this year.”Last year, we won three of our last four matches and came up with a great run in the NCAA Tournament,” said Waite. “I certainly think we can do it again with the right focus.”
The Ashesi football community completed their fourth edition of the FA Cup with Elites club claiming the prestigious title with the club completed a full circle from being minnows to achievers in their four years of existence.As it was in the first edition of the FA Cup, it took the lottery of spot kicks to decide the winner.Daniel Annang of Kasanoma put the newbies ahead but experience head and Elites veteran Hudson Lekunze restored parity for the eventual champions.Elites had all their players score all their penalties to claim a 5-3 victory against an up and coming Kasanoma team that showed a lot of promise in their first attempt for the trophy.Both final year coaches, Ernest Kufour and Ekow Spio, were in dire need of a trophy to leave the Berekuso campus with a shining piece of silverware and were both at their imperious best tweaking and adjusting formations in a classic tactical battle. The structure of Ashesi’s version of the FA Cup was as follows: a first round playoff match between the fourth (League Of Legends) and fifth (Highlanders) placed teams from the league campaign for a slot in the semifinal after which a draw was made for the semifinal itself.The eventual winners of the semifinal proceeded to the final with Elites claiming the title.Red Army are the most successful side in the FA cup winning two with the now defunct Walabele and Elites all tied on one.
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WIDE RECEIVER AndaleHunter Knoblauch2nd MulvaneBrent CusickHM CollegiateKyler Ehm1st MulvaneJames ChancellorHM AndaleHunter Knoblauch1st AndaleMark Hageman2nd AndaleJason Hermreck1ST CollegiateAustin Waddell2nd CollegiateKyler Ehm1ST CollegiateJaquesWilliams1ST MulvaneJames ChancellorHM CollegiateJack Copher2nd AndaleGary Oâ€™Hair MulvaneAustin Brown2nd MulvaneLogan Elliot2ND CollegiateWill Locke2nd by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2014 Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division IV football list was released Sunday. Although the picks were announced at the year-end Wellington High School football banquet, the full AV-CTL CIV list could not be released by the media until the last league football team had played. Andale did that Saturday by winning the Class 4A Div. II state championship over Columbus 49-6.Wellington High School had three players on the first team offense and one player on the first team defense.Those named to the first team include:Trevor NanceColin ReichenbergerJason NorrisAdam Conditâ€¢Trevor Nance as quarterback and punter;â€¢Colin Reichenberger as wide receiver;â€¢Jason Norris as offensive lineman.â€¢Adam Condit as defensive end.Other Wellington players on the all-league team include:Second team:Â â€¢Connor Phelps – wide receiver;â€¢Lane Beard – running back;â€¢Norris – defensive interior line;â€¢Connor Burnett – defensive interior line;â€¢Brenton Troutman – defensive back;â€¢Reichenberger – defensive back;Honorable mention:Â â€¢Skyler Brand – offensive lineman;â€¢Nick Hyde – offensive lineman;â€¢Phelps – linebacker;â€¢Brand – defensive end;â€¢Austin Pfalzgraf – defensive back.Gary Oâ€™Hair of Andale was name the AV-CTL DIV coach of the year. Jason Hermreck of Andale, a linebacker and tight end was named AV-CTL DIV player of the year.The full list of AV-CTL DIV players are as follows: 2014 AVCTL DIVISION IV ALL LEAGUE TEAMOFFENSE AndaleJason Hermreck1st MulvaneTaylor Cusick2nd CollegiateJack Copher1ST WellingtonAdam Condit1ST DEFENSIVE BACK WellingtonColin Reichenberger2ND ClearwaterLandon Smith1ST CollegiateTrevor FlaminiHM INTERIOR LINE WellingtonTrevor Nance1st ClearwaterCurtis RylantHM ClearwaterDane RauschHM MulvaneRiley Rahe1ST WellingtonConnor Burnett2ND MOST VALUABLE PLAYER DEFENSE PUNTER AndaleHayden BugnerHM WellingtonTrevor Nance1st CollegiateCooper Root2nd WellingtonAustin PfalzgrafHM CollegiateNathan BurgoyneHM ClearwaterBryce GibbsHM CollegiateLuke WinterHM WellingtonNick HydeHM MulvaneBryce ParkerHM AndaleAnthony Capul2nd WellingtonJason Norris2ND WellingtonLane Beard2nd WellingtonConnor PhelpsHM MulvaneBlake Wilson2ND WellingtonBrenton Troutman2ND MulvaneRJ RegierHM AndaleHank Eck1ST AndaleHunter Knoblauch1ST AndaleSander Hanson1ST CircleTrey DavisHM ClearwaterDevin BaileyHM RUNNING BACK TIGHT END AndaleBo Knoblauch2ND MulvaneJace Price2ND AndaleHank Eck1st ClearwaterErech WiensHM CircleGarrett CannonHM WellingtonSkylar BrandHM WellingtonColin Reichenberger1st ClearwaterBrady HeltonHM CollegiateTrevor FlaminiHM AndaleDaniel Bergkamp2nd MulvaneJaden Dulaney1st AndaleReid Martin1st ClearwaterErech WiensHM ClearwaterCollin EllisHM AndaleKelton Deaver2nd CircleHank BoulangerHM COACH OF THE YEAR LINEBACKER 2014 AVCTL DIVISION IV ALL LEAGUE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER ClearwaterBryson RushingHM Close Forgot password? 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On Thursday Publix announced that they will be offering special shopping hours dedicated to those on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.First responders and hospital workers will be able to shop at Publix stores on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. without the presence of other customers from the general public.Publix Pharmacies will also be open during these times.These special shopping hours will be continued until further notice.
Submitted by SCJ AllianceVolunteers Jean and Amy spruce up the trim paint on the home chosen by Rebuilding Together’s partnership with SCJ Alliance.Few endeavors are as satisfying as encouraging hearts, providing hope and delivering assistance to grateful recipients. Our experience with Rebuilding Together has been one of the highlights of the year and a real opportunity to support the community and the valuable people in it.Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. To that end they rally volunteers and resources for home rehabilitation projects. They provide free maintenance and repairs to less-advantaged homeowners in Thurston County.The project assigned to the SCJ Alliance team involved upgrades to a local widow’s home in need of cosmetic and structural maintenance. And we couldn’t have had a more grateful recipient.At 8am more than a dozen SCJ volunteers arrived wearing their best Saturday morning yard-work clothes. Our team quickly downed the complimentary coffee and muffins, signed forms, donned our soon-to-be dirtied Rebuilding Together t-shirts and assembled for a quick outline of the day’s activities.It takes a special person to develop young volunteers into a fluid, efficient work force. Those of us who had included our children wondered how they would take to the experience. Rebuilding Together Project Coordinator Diane Springer did an outstanding job of not only organizing us, but making the three teenage boys feel welcomed and valued.Even the youngest volunteers were able to pitch in and help with the projectDiane introduced us to the owner, identified our skills, created work groups and assigned tasks. Soon power tools were humming, weed-eaters buzzing, bodies straining and team members laughing. From time-to-time, the delightful owner would insist we take a minute to eat a home-made sandwich or offer a vacuum, screwdriver or hammer.Flower beds soon appeared where they had been overgrown with grass and weeds. New fascia boards replaced decayed, barely hanging weathered trim. Bright red paint replaced flaking and absent color. Roof-lines were straightened and windows again slid open with ease. In the water damaged hallway, new lights and ceiling tiles were replaced.One by one, each of the tasks were completed. Around noon a final pressure washing gave the home a fresh, Spring-clean look. Mission accomplished! Rebuilding Together’s mission, that is, of bringing together volunteers and communities to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.As we rolled up the gear, we could hear the boys talking fondly of the tasks they had been given and the people they worked with. They grinned as they surveyed the now transformed yard and house. “That was fun!,” they said. We all had to agree.What made it special? The volunteers, the people and especially the owner. Her gratitude was manifested in her constant smile and was emphasized in her parting comment as we drove away…. “Love you!”For information on how your team can have this experience, check out Rebuilding Together’s website, call 360-539-7830 or email [email protected] Facebook11Tweet0Pin0