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CBN Tennis Tourney Gets Top Players into ActionÂ

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Meanwhile, Central Bank of Nigeria Ag.Director Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor said this year’s championship which is on-going already would be special as it marks the 40th year of uninterrupted sponsorship of the annual event.Over 300 players drawn from across the country are participating in the Championshipwhich served-off on June 21 at the Package ‘B’ tennis courts of the National Stadium Abuja.The event will end on Saturday  and some of the notable players includesformer Champions, Henry Atseye, Christy Agugbom, Shehu lawal, Sarah Adegoke, Nonso Madueke, Blessing Samuel and Aanu Aiyegbusi among others.A total of N700,000 would be won by deserving champions in all the categories of play . With the qualifying series of the 40th edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria men and women Open Senior Tennis tournament  concluded yesterday, action resumes today with the commencement of main draw of the both the men’s and women’s singles events.The men and womens doubles events will also get underway later in the day just as the Wheelchair tennis event that was introduced few years ago will also see potentials Special athletes in that field also in action from noon at the main court in Abuja.The Championship which began on Saturday had witnessed some interesting results with some up coming players who were given entrance via the wide card rules are not leaving anything to chance thereby confirming the earlier position of the technical officials of fierce battle this year.Women Singles defending Champion Sarah Adegoke still sees herself as the player to beat. According to her, “every player is a potential threat to her tittle defence and I will not underrate anyone in the course of defending my singles’ tittle,” she responded yesterday as she gets herself into action later this afternoon. If junior MaryLove Edward can come from nowhere and beat all her seniors to face me in the 2017 finals, then no player must be seen as a minor anymore and this is a pointed to the fact that the younger players as set to take over by using tournaments like this as a platform,” she pointed out.last_img read more

Badgers get the best of Beasley

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoOMAHA, Neb. ? For one half, Michael Beasley was a one-man wrecking crew. Unfortunately for him, it was just one half, and he was just one man. And it takes more than that to beat Wisconsin.With the Player of the Year candidate standing between them and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen, the Badgers weren?t about to become the next team to be victimized by Beasley.It didn?t look that way early on, though. Beasley scored 17 points in the first half, one point more than the rest of Kansas State and enough to keep Wisconsin?s lead at just six.Almost single-handedly keeping his team in the game, the forward drew foul after foul on Wisconsin?s big men, forcing them all to log some time on the bench.Greg Stiemsma, Brian Butch, Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft each had a pair of fouls on them at the break, and it looked like Beasley was starting to wear UW down.And then, almost as suddenly as he burst onto the national scene this season, Michael Beasley disappeared.With his team within striking distance, the freshman started to look less like a potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft and more like, well, a freshman.?Second half they was ? clamping down a bit more,? Beasley said. ?They was double-teaming, triple-teaming every time I touched the ball so I really couldn?t get the shot I wanted.?Not only could he not find the shots he wanted, but he couldn?t make the shots he took.Beasley scored just two points in the first ten minutes of the second half as Wisconsin took what had been a six-point lead and stretched it to a 13-point one.By the time Beasley rattled home a dunk for his last points of the game, there were less than four minutes to play, and UW?s lead had climbed above 20 points.Though Beasley eventually finished with a respectable 23 points and 13 rebounds, it wasn?t enough to best UW.?I think he?s impossible to stop,? Stiemsma said. ?I think you can just try and contain him. I thought we did a little better job of that in the second half.?Wisconsin didn?t make any dramatic locker room shifts to limit Beasley?s production after the break. Instead, it stuck to the concepts that made it the nation?s stingiest defense over the course of the season.?Didn?t change a thing,? Badger coach Bo Ryan said about the difference in his team?s defense in the second half. ?We did not change one of our principles. We just tried to do them better.?Playing with foul trouble, the array of big men guarding Beasley also realized they had to be more efficient with their fouls.?We didn?t want to give any silly ones,? Krabbenhoft said. ?We wanted to use them. We wanted to send a message, ?you?re not going to get anything easy.??As the game wore on, and Wisconsin?s lead grew, Beasley tried to do more and more to get his team back in the game. But the Badger defense wasn?t willing to make it easy for him.?Here?s the thing with Wisconsin: If you?re down 10 to them, it?s the equal of being down 25 to someone else,? Wildcat coach Frank Martin said. ?So we maybe pressed a little bit too much offensively.?Beasley forced a couple of shots in the second half and showed signs of fatigue as the game wore on. His 37 minutes of action were just one off his season-high, and Wisconsin had the ability to mix things up on him defensively.?We were rotating guys on him,? Krabbenhoft said. ?Throwing different types of players at him. We were just throwing different guys on him, and I think that got to him a little bit.?With little time to prepare for the Kansas State game, Wisconsin didn?t tailor its approach to defense because of Beasley either, opting to stick to its own defensive rules rather than to game plan for him.?We treat him like we treat any other player in the Big Ten, like a D.J. White,? junior Marcus Landry said. ?We just fronted him, make it hard for him to get the ball, make him take tough jump shots.?Of course, it didn?t help Beasley that Kansas State?s other players weren?t doing much to open things up.The Wildcats missed on all 13 of their 3-point attempts, making it easier for the Badger defense to pay more attention to Beasley.?We just couldn?t make shots today,? Wildcat forward Dominique Sutton said. ?It was just one of those days when the rim wasn?t big enough for us.?In the end, Wisconsin was once again able to prove how tough it can be defensively, stopping Beasley and Kansas State to make its way back to the Sweet Sixteen.last_img read more

USC makes final preparations for Luck

first_imgQuick hits– Neither redshirt sophomore cornerback Torin Harris, who is suffering from a shoulder injury, nor freshman tailback George Farmer, who is suffering from a sprained ankle, practiced Thursday. Their status for Saturday is unknown.– Freshman kicker Andre Heidari was limited Thursday and will be a “game-time decision,” according to USC coach Lane Kiffin. Heidari injured his ankle during a kickoff return against Notre Dame. Thursday marked USC’s last tune-up before its much anticipated matchup against Stanford on Saturday. Much of the talk in this contest has been about quarterback Andrew Luck, the All-American candidate and likely first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.Sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey, who is coming off a dominant performance against Notre Dame where he held the Irish’s star receiver Michael Floyd to just four catches for 28 yards, knows that Luck is a great passer, but he is aware there is much more to the Cardinal offense than just the star signal caller.“I mean, they’re a great offense. They’ve been playing great lately,” Robey said. “Andrew Luck is an awesome player.”Robey said the key to stopping Luck is to force him to make mistakes, which is difficult considering he has thrown only two interceptions on the year.“[We need to] capitalize off Luck’s mistakes,” Robey said. “He’s not perfect, but he’s still a great player. He’s a veteran quarterback and we’re going be mixing it up on him in all types of different ways.”—The team is looking forward to coming home after tough road tests in California and Notre Dame. The Trojans are expecting an electric atmosphere, one that will make it tough for Stanford to play its game.“It’s great to be back home, especially knowing that you got the home crowd with you,” Robey said. “That’s a big plus.”last_img read more

Steve Johnson looks to cement fourth straight NCAA title

first_img“For the Love of the Game” runs every Wednesday. To  comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Dave at dulberg@usc.edu Even though we are just a few weeks into the new year, it’s hard not to be intrigued by what lies ahead for the USC athletic program over the course of the next 300-plus days.Served · Senior Steve Johnson looks to lead the Trojans to their fourth national title in a row. The Trojans will begin their season on Friday. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan2012 unequivocally has the potential to be the greatest chapter in the tradition-steeped annals of USC athletics.There’s the men’s tennis team seeking a four-peat, the men’s volleyball team looking to exact some revenge at this year’s Final Four, the women’s basketball team seeking its first NCAA tournament appearance since losing to Duke in March 2006, the women’s water polo team trying to claim its second national championship in three years and the men’s water polo team attempting a five-peat. And who could forget a football team with unfinished business to attend to next fall?With teams like these, champions are not hard to come by. And because of that, sometimes a few get overlooked.Last May, while most students were jet-setting to their favorite destination or eagerly awaiting their first day at a new internship, Steve Johnson of the USC men’s tennis team was making history up in Palo Alto, Calif.Though he was not in front of a packed house like the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Johnson’s accomplishment of winning a singles and team NCAA title in the same year is definitely not a small feat.In fact, since the NCAA championships went to a dual-match format, he’s the only Trojan to ever take home both crowns.In a sports world that typically lavishes high-profile athletes in big revenue sports, it’s no wonder Johnson’s return to USC for his senior season never made its way on to SportsCenter — or any local sports telecast, for that matter.In fact, when Johnson came back to USC to train just days after his victorious trip to the NCAA championships, there were no cameras, or news reporters following his every move.It’s fitting for the five-time All-American that his return to USC didn’t warrant any “one more year” chants, because for those who have watched the Orange County native on the court, he isn’t the type of player that thrives on that type of attention. He’s the kind of guy who would rather be just another teammate instead of the face of the program. He’s the kind of guy who does his talking with a powerful serve or his trademark forehand, not with nationally televised interviews.It’s no shock Johnson’s return didn’t send shock waves through the sports world. After all, big-time networks like ESPN, ABC and NBC have no horse in the race that is collegiate tennis.But what’s the excuse for us as fellow peers not to follow Johnson’s final act?For most tennis stars, the lure of the pro circuit makes college an obsolete career stepping stone. To be able to have the best player on the best team in the country right in our backyard is a rare treat to say the least.Soon, Johnson will take his talents full-time to the pro tour. And though the 2011 NCAA men’s singles champion hasn’t made a huge splash just yet in WTA or USTA sponsored events (he lost in the first round of the 2011 US Open and 2011 Australian Open Wild-Card Playoffs), he is a big piece when it comes to the future American tennis puzzle.Since Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras departed from the game in the early 2000s, the talent pool in the United States has thinned out on the men’s side. And with each passing phase, whether it be Andy Roddick, James Blake or Mardy Fish, fans are momentarily excited that on an international level, the United States has become first-rate in men’s tennis.There’s no telling how far Johnson’s career will go, and he will be the first to tell you that his only goal at the moment is to improve to a level where he can consistently win at the professional ranks.But, whether or not you care about the state of American tennis, don’t neglect an opportunity to watch Johnson play at Marks Tennis Stadium this spring simply because you might not know a double fault from an ace. After all, he’s a champion. He’s our champion.last_img read more

Escaped T&T businesswoman recaptured by police

first_imgVicky Boodram, who escaped prison pending a trial for fraud charges, has been recaptured. Police in Trinidad and Tobago have recaptured 35-year old businesswoman, Vicky Boodram, who escaped from the women’s section of the Golden Grove Prison on Monday evening while awaiting trial on more than 100 fraud charges.A brief police statement said that Boodram had been found at a house in Penal, to the south of the capital – Port of Spain on late Thursday. A 32-year-old female occupant of the house was also detained and faces charges of harboring a fugitive.Seen at a fast-food restaurantPolice said residents claimed Boodram was seen earlier during the day eating at a doubles stand. She had been recognized by a member of the public and alerted the police.There has been much speculation as to how Booram had been able to walk out of the prison in the company of two police officers late on Monday night.Media reports Friday said that an unidentified man who reportedly fell in love with Boodram is said to have assisted in her plot to escape from the prison.One newspaper said that the man had frequently visited her at prison and as their relationship grew, he ‘allegedly could not stand to see his love incarcerated and began to devise a plan for her to escape”.Earlier this week, the Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams ordered an investigation which is currently underway into the circumstances surrounding Boodram’s release.Two police officers who took at least 10 minutes to remove Boodram from the prison are assisting the police in their investigations.Arrested on 175 fraud chargesBoodram had been on remand since March 2016 after being denied bail on 175 fraud related charges. She is facing the fraud charges linked to failed cruise ship packages offered by the company, Travel and Ship Ahoy Cruise Limited. She is a director of the company.Her estranged husband, Ravi Arjoonsingh, was also charged with collecting millions of dollars from 109 people through fraudulent means and transferring the money to himself and the company in 2010.In addition to the fraud charges, Boodram is also facing two charges of money laundering after she allegedly purchased a TT$629,000   E-Class Mercedes-Benz and a two million dollar house using forged documents.last_img read more

Wetten.com appoints Jeff Tabone as Director of Sportsbook

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon New German focused sports betting operator Wetten.com has confirmed the appointment of Jeff Tabone as its first ever Director of Sportsbook.Tabone will join Wetten.com operations this June from European operator Betsson Group, where he served as Head of Sportsbook (2015-2017), as well as in other senior management positions within Betsson trading and sports betting operations.Powered by Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) iGaming Cloud platform, German-language online sportsbook Wetten.com was launched this January.Ahead of Germany adopting a national framework for online sports betting regulation, Wetten.com seeks to establish itself as a marquee brand for German betting consumers.As Director of Sportsbook, Tabone will be charged with leading the new bookmaker’s betting product strategy, operational initiatives, and trading/risk teams.Daniel Bradtke, Founder & CEO of Wetten.com, stated that his firm had found the right man to take its sportsbook forward: “Jeff’s extensive and collective grasp of both, the Sportsbook product and customer, will have a profound impact on Wetten.com. He will be an asset to the whole organisation as we look to define innovative Sportsbook user experiences.”Tabone backed Bradtke positive comments: “I am honored to be joining very talented Wetten.com team and using my experience and Sportsbook expertise to help drive this young company to new heights.”last_img read more

Angels’ Andrew Heaney is riding out the coronavirus delay in Arizona … for now

first_imgHeaney said he was confident, however, that there would be a “good group” in both Tempe and Anaheim.One of the Angels’ representatives to the Players’ Assn., Heaney also has the responsibility of relaying information to his teammates about the ongoing talks between MLB and the union. Heaney said he’s been in touch with union leaders, but still has few answers about issues like compensation.Heaney did have empathy for those who will be hurt much more than major leaguers by this shutdown. Minor leaguers are barely paid a living wage in the first place, and there are thousands of seasonal workers at ballparks who could be missing vital paychecks while the ballparks are shuttered.“It sucks,” Heaney said. “It’s sad for everybody that’s affected by this. I hope that it’s not a long layoff, and that we can resume normalcy, because I know that’s comforting to a lot of people.”Heaney had no question that the shutdown is the right thing to do, though.“I understand completely and reasonably why they did it, why everybody is doing it,” he said. “Everybody is taking the right precautions to keep everybody safe. I’m on board with that. It’s sad, man.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Andrew Heaney has spent the past few days holed up in his rental in Arizona, with his wife and two dogs, and trying to figure out just what he’s going to do with himself until baseball resumes.“I have a lease till the end of the month and I’ll figure it out from there,” the Angels left-hander said by phone on Saturday. “I think it’s a situation where stuff changes so quickly that being in one place and taking things as they come is the prudent way to go about it. Luckily I got some food in the fridge and gas in the tank. We’re here and we’re going to play it by ear.”Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that the sport would be shut down in order to help prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus, one of many organizations going dark to allow people to stay safe at home.A day later, the players were given the choice of where to ride out the hiatus. They could remain near the site of their team’s spring training facility, go to the team’s home city or head to their offseason home. The clubs will provide workout and training support at both their home ballpark the spring training park. Heaney, who lives in Oklahoma in the winter, said he doesn’t have a plan beyond the end of the month.He also said he’s not sure what type of routine he’ll undertake to maintain his preparation as a starting pitcher.“With no real target date (for the season to start), it’s a little difficult to kind of backtrack,” said Heaney, who had been named the Angels’ Opening Day starter before the shutdown.Heaney said he hasn’t thrown a ball in a few days, only briefly stopped by Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday to pick up some belongings.“Guys were in and out,” he said of the scene in the clubhouse. “Everyone was using an abundance of caution. We did our social distancing of six feet. I just told everyone ‘Be safe and I’ll see ya when I see ya.’” Heaney said he still didn’t have a good idea of where the majority of his teammates would go.“I think everybody has kind of got a different idea,” he said. “They are kind of trying to weigh the pros and cons of each decision.”Related Articlescenter_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

Four times Yasiel Puig hasn’t been someone’s friend in 2019

first_imgHitting Yasiel Puig in the batter’s box? Not a great idea. pic.twitter.com/IaeeuSvqy1— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 29, 2019Puig started to charge the mound before being restrained by Cubs and Reds players. After the game, Strop didn’t mince his words when offering reporters his thoughts on Puig.Pedro Strop didn’t hide his feelings about Yasiel Puig. pic.twitter.com/9GRPBxRIek— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) June 29, 2019Puig took the high road, ultimately deciding to shift his focus to Sunday’s rubber match against a division rival.Following a war of words with Pedro Strop after being hit by a pitch, Yasiel Puig reacts to the situation and says his focus is on the @Reds winning the series tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xkFcIQqz7H— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 29, 2019 It’s no secret that Yasiel Puig isn’t the most even-keeled player in MLB. Even after an offseason trade to the Reds from the Dodgers, the love-him-or-hate-him outfielder has engaged in the type of on-field shenanigans that make Puig, well, Puig.While many fans have embraced his saying “Puig your friend,” some of his fellow major leaguers won’t be calling him a friend based on things that have happened this season.  His incident Saturday with Cubs reliever Pedro Strop, which was punctuated by Strop calling Puig “stupid as f—,” was the latest in a series of conflicts in which Puig has been at the center:MORE: Sign up for DAZN and watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a live MLB whiparound showApril 7: Ejected after benches-clearing brawlIt didn’t take long for Puig to start defending his Reds teammates. Pirates pitcher Chris Archer threw behind Derek Dietrich, who had homered earlier in the game, sparking an emptying of the benches. Puig quickly got in the middle of the argument, confronting Archer and other Pirates before being restrained. His fearlessness led to what may be the photo of the MLB season.  Puig was not backing down today in the Pirates-Reds altercation… pic.twitter.com/WQDfVnd9qg— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 7, 2019Puig also tried to put Pirates bench coach Tom Prince in a head lock during the brawl. The outfielder was later suspended two games for his role in the incident.May 12: Rivalry with Madison Bumgarner resumesPuig’s relationship with the Giants’ ace has never been the best. The two have been involved in multiple incidents with each other dating to Puig’s time with the Dodgers, and Puig’s uniform change didn’t end the beef.The outfielder took the pitcher deep in May in San Francisco, complete with a bat flip. Blondes have more fun!#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/rcAhi44crA— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 12, 2019Puig had his moment against Bumgarner on the field, but the pitcher delivered a comeback of his own after the game about Puig’s struggles against his fastball.”He’s a quick study. It only took him seven years to learn how to hit that pitch,” Bumgarner said.June 25: Unhappiness with the umpireIt’s common for an MLB player to not be happy with an umpire’s strike zone, but Puig might have taken his displeasure too far when he took exception to two of umpire Kerwin Danley’s strike calls during his at-bat. After being rung up on strikes, he argued and was subsequently ejected. Puig then tossed his helmet and bat near the plate before walking off. He denied saying anything worthy of an ejection or making contact with Danley. Was Puig right to be upset? You be the judge.The pitches in question (1 and 3 were called). pic.twitter.com/UH4qaCPKyI— Sarah Wexler (@SarahWexler32) June 26, 2019Yasiel Puig and David Bell have both been ejected.#BornToBaseball | @Reds pic.twitter.com/evgzOjCBWT— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 26, 2019June 29: ‘He’s stupid as f—’Puig’s most recent fracas took place Saturday against the Cubs and reliever Pedro Strop, who hit the outfielder on the leg with a 3-0 pitch. last_img read more

(Updated) Four Wellington residents arrested in heroin drug bust Thursday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Wellington residents have been charged with the distribution of heroin as reported in the Wellington Police Notes for Thursday, May 9.•At 3:32 p.m. Thursday, Jeffrey L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant of four counts of sale of heroin, one count of conspiracy to sell heroin, one count use of communication facility to facility drug sale. Bond has been set at $50,000.•On 4:20 p.m., Thursday, Maggie A. Redford, 33, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and sale of heroin. Bond is set at $25,000.•At 5:19 p.m., Thursday, William  A. Sirmons, 49, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with distribution of heroin, use of communication facility to facilitate sale, sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school and conspiracy to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond is set at $25,000•On 6:24 p.m., Thursday, Billy R. Russell, 59, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with distribution of morphine within 1,000 feet of a school, use of communication facility to facilitate drugs, sale of heroin within 1000 feet of a School and Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond is set at $25,000The arrests came after an extensive investigation which took eight months to complete by a task force of Sumner County Sheriff and Wellington Police departments, said Tracy Heath, Wellington City Police Chief.“Kudos to the Sumner County Task Force officers involved in this investigation,” Heath said. “They did one heck of a job.”Heath said on Thursday, after a lengthy investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for the four residents. Also, officers obtained a search warrant for a residence located in Wellington. During this course of this search, evidence associated with drug usage was located. While drug arrests are not uncommon in this area, heroin arrests have been less so. However, heroin is on the rise both locally and national wide, Heath said.It is hard to gauge how much heroin is in Sumner County, or the extent of use in the county. But it is here, Heath said, and it has become a fashionable drug amongst many young adults.Heroin, once a prevalent drug in the 1960s, lost popularity in the 80s and 90s. But due to the popularity of the prescribed drug Oxycontin, heroin is making a comeback because it is part of the same opiate family tree.Oxycontin makers reformulated the pain killer in 2010 so that it was more difficult to crush and reuse. Since then people have shifted away from the prescribed drug toward heroin – a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, from the opium poppy plant. According to drugfree.org, heroin is a “downer” or depressant that affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain.Heroin can be injected into a vein, injected into a muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled as smoke through a straw, or snorted as powder in the nose.The short-term effects of heroin gives the user a feeling of euphoria, followed quickly going “on the nod,” an alternative state of wakefulness and drowsiness, the website says.As higher doses are used over time, physical dependence and addiction develop. With physical dependence, the body adapts to the presence of the drug and withdrawal symptoms may occur if use is reduced or stopped. Withdrawal, which in regular abusers may occur as early as a few hours after the late administration, produces drug cravings, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users, who are in poor health, can be fatal, the anti-drug site said. 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 (24) 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. +12 Vote up Vote down Proudmama · 378 weeks ago Way to go WPD. They all need to be taken off the streets. Our town is not safe with them roaming free. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down john · 378 weeks ago Hats off to local law enforcement! Keep up the good work!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down SerenitySaves · 378 weeks ago It’s about time they arrest the drug dealers! I’m tired of people dying because of heroin! Report Reply 2 replies · active 378 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 378 weeks ago More heroine and other drug busts! Less tag light harassment! Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down notlla · 378 weeks ago Now that they have arrested them , How about convicting them..and put them away for a while. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down scooter · 378 weeks ago I don’t see why so many people seemed to be concerned about the heroin related deaths, we (society) did not put the needle in their arm, they made the decision to do it. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Proudmama9 · 378 weeks ago Amen, scooter! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down concerned citizen · 378 weeks ago Scooter is right, they should be more concerned about the meth dealers that are constantly getting more people hooked so they can have some help breaking into peoples houses or mailboxes and stealing from hard working citizens Report Reply 3 replies · active 378 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 378 weeks ago Heroin overdoses cost use the taxpayers money. Who do you think pays the bill on a dead person, or a nice waste of time that is actually fortunate enough to get dropped off in time for the last-minute save. One positive, it gives the staff at good old SRMC someone to hone their life saving skills on, so when someone who is in real need of help comes in they are good to go. I have to say, if you catch em you keep em! Finish the job and put them away! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down 420 TIME · 378 weeks ago I am 100% behind the WPD and Sumner Co. Sheriff and company busting down on those METH users and Heroin users and dealers and honestly believe they should be put to DEATH. Leave those using marijuana in their own homes alone. They are hurting absolutely no one. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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WHS Daily Bulletin: National Honor Society officers are announced

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 18, 2016:Monday • Baseball/softball games postponed.Tuesday•Tennis at Circle, 1 p.m.•JV golf at Sierra Hills, 3 p.m.•Track at Caldwell, 3 p.m.WednesdayNo events reported.Thursday•Baseball at Circle.•Softball at Circle.•JV Golf at Hesston.•Powerlifting banquet, 6 p.m. at WHS Commons.Friday •Golf at Cherry Oaks.•Tennis at Winfield•Track at Clearwater.Today’s lunch —Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and Milk.Tuesday’s lunch — Pork Rib with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Oven Fries, Mixed Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk.Today’s News: * The deadline to order the 2015-2016 WHS Yearbook is Friday April 29th. Cost is $42.00. You can order online at jostens.com or bring your money to Ms. Ford in room 409.*Attention Stuco Members- There will be a meeting this Wednesday at 7:15 in the auditorium. This will be a quick meeting about the election of officers for next year.*If you are interested in being a part of the WHS Color Guard next year- there will be an informational meeting this Thursday at 7:15 before school, or 3:25 after school. Please attend one of these meetings regarding upcoming tryouts. If you have questions or are unable to attend one of these meetings, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112. Color guard is open to all students. If you enjoy acting, dancing, or performance of any kind, you are encouraged to try out. No experience is necessary.*Classic Movie Club will be showing the movie “Aliens” on Tuesday April 19th in room 205. Everyone is welcome to attend!*Congratulations to the 2016-2017 NHS OfficersPresident- Kayma BrandVice President- Will LongSecretary- Jenna RauschTreasurer- Kelsie HaydonHistorian- Lexi Saffell*The Josten’s Ring Man will  be here to deliver class rings Today  during lunch.  If you still have a balance due on your ring- don’t forget to bring your final payment. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day,  you can still order with the representative at this time. If you already have a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired- bring it today and the Jostens man will take care of it for you.*Tim McLeod from Lincoln College of Technology will be in the Mrs. Chase’s classroom April 28th during 7th hour to give a presentation on Welding and Automotive Technology opportunities at Lincoln College.  Get permission from 7th hour teachers and then sign up with Mrs. Chase or Mr. Elder to attend the presentation.*Fall semester Ceramic, Jewelry and Independent study students.  If you have projects you would like to display in the annual showcase you need to bring them to Mrs. Groom this week.  If you would like to enter them in competition I need them by tomorrow.  We have competition on Wednesday April 20th and Friday April 22!*Madrigals auditions will be held after school on April 25th  and 26th. They will be blind auditions and anyone can audition. Please see Ms. Coldwell for more information.*Seniors: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 10 am in the Auditorium. If you are normally not here at that time, please try to make arrangements to attend the meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Baccalaureate, marching practice, senior night and graduation.*Prom Tickets will be for sale by the student entrance before and after school. Cost is $30 unless you sold 5 magazines your Junior year. Out of town dates are $30, unless you earned your ticket- then they are $15. You can sign up out-of-town dates in the office. If you are interested in participating in the entertainment portion of prom, please pick up a  prom entertainment application from Ms. Ford.*Seniors: If you are needing  extra graduation announcements, we do have a few in the counselor’s office. They are $1.25 each.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.Guidance news:Monday, May 2 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Animal Crackers DayNational Lineman Appreciation Day.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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