‘Soft’ Aussies and the Beast – Super Rugby talking points

first_img– Aussie forwards ‘soft’ –Queensland Reds front-rower JP Smith has urged his team-mates to toughen up ahead of a series of games against opposition from his native South Africa, starting with the Stormers on Friday.Smith, who used to play for Western Province, said the general perception of Australian forwards in South Africa was that they were “soft”.AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“That’s my honest opinion, that’s what South African (forwards think) because they try and bully us,” he said. “If you take that aspect away from them, they don’t know what to do.”The Reds are looking to bounce back after a 32-13 home thumping by the Rebels last weekend, while the Stormers have lost the first two legs of their four-match Australasian tour, to the Hurricanes and Blues.“I think they’re going to target us this weekend,” said Smith.– ‘Effort and intensity’ –Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has made clear to his team that they’ve been lacking “effort and intensity” and he wants a reaction on Saturday against the Crusaders.His blunt assessment followed their heavy defeat to the Queensland Reds a fortnight ago. They had a bye last weekend.“They ran harder and tackled harder than us and we got what we deserved, so we’re looking to turn that around,” he said.“It’s pretty crystal-clear to this group that effort’s an expectation week-in, week-out, day-in, day-out, so I think we’ll get a reaction.”They will need something special against the Crusaders in Christchurch, with their task made that much harder by several Wallabies set to be rested under their rotation policy in a World Cup year.“Off the back of a bye week and a performance we weren’t all that pleased with the previous week, it’s an opportunity for us to bounce back,” said McKellar. – Swiss Army man –There are utility backs, then there’s Jordie Barrett, who is so versatile he’s beginning to resemble the Wellington Hurricanes’ version of a Swiss Army knife.All Black Barrett will start at outside centre against Otago Highlanders this weekend after also playing at fullback, wing and inside centre this season.Hurricanes coach John Plumtree praised Barrett’s willingness to slot in where required, saying he did not want to constantly shift the 22-year-old around but injuries had forced his hand.“I’m not big on moving players around, I’d like him to settle in his favourite position, but right now, because of injuries, we’ve had to do this,” he said. “He’s just a really good team man.”– The making of Aaron Smith –Ahead of the Highlanders-Hurricanes clash, Aaron Smith has recalled how receiving the cold shoulder from the Wellington team in 2011 helped mould him into one of the world’s top scrum-halves.New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith says a snub by the Wellington Hurricanes helped make him the player he is today.. AFP/Ben STANSALLSmith, who now has 82 Test caps and a World Cup to his name, was a rising star with domestic club Manawatu at the time and the Hurricanes, who had first refusal on his services, decided he was not yet ready for Super Rugby.The Highlanders swooped but Smith, who this week signed a two-year contract extension with the All Blacks and Highlanders, said he bore no grudges and the Hurricanes were right to turn down the cocky youngster.“I wish I could go back and tell that fella to start running and stop eating crap, and stop drinking heaps of (beer) and just knuckle down,” Smith said.“But that’s sort of what I had to learn, the Hurricanes were right… I needed to take a good look in the mirror.”– Milestones for ‘Beast’, Peyper –Coastal Sharks loosehead prop Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira and South African referee Jaco Peyper will reach Super Rugby milestones this weekend. Mtawarira makes a record 157th appearance by a South African when he plays against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg Friday, overtaking retired Northern Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss.“Victory over the Lions comes before any personal milestones,” stressed Mtawarira. “We played really well against the Bulls last weekend but lost.” Peyper handles Canterbury Crusaders against ACT Brumbies Saturday to becomes only the fourth referee after Steve Walsh, Jonathan Kaplan and Craig Joubert to officiate 100 matches. “I wish my dad was still alive to see this day as he would have been so proud,” said the 39-year-old Bloemfontein lawyer.last_img read more

Kenyans shine at Cape Town Marathon

first_imgKenyan athletes Edwin Koech and Celestine Chepchirchir earned hard-fought victories on Sunday, while Elroy Gelant led the South African charge by producing a gutsy fight against a strong international field at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.Though the elite men went through halfway in 1:03:46, on target to break the race record of 2:08:31 set by Stephen Mokoka last year, the lead group slipped off the pace in the second half.Locked in a tight battle with countryman Daniel Muteti, Koech waited until the closing stages of the 42km contest to launch a thunderous kick for the line, which he crossed in 2:09:20.Muteti grabbed second place in 2:09:25 and Mohamed Ziani of Morocco was rewarded for his tenacity, taking third position just four seconds further back (2:09:29).Gelant held on to take fourth spot in 2:10:31, ripping more than two minutes off his personal best in his second attempt at the classic distance, as he achieved the qualifying standard of 2:11:30 for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.With the race incorporating the SA Marathon Championships, Sibusiso Nzima did well to finish 10th overall in 2:13:41, and Melikhaya Frans was the third South African man, ending 11th in 2:14:57 and clipping 43 seconds off his career best.In the women’s race, Chepchirchir coasted to victory in 2:26:44, slicing nearly three minutes off the course record set by Namibian athlete Helalia Johannes last year.Chepchirchir held off a powerful Ethiopian onslaught, finishing nearly a minute clear of her nearest challenger, Nurit Yimam, who clocked 2:27:40.Despite struggling in the second half on her marathon debut, Capetonian Annie Bothma was the first SA woman home, taking 11th position in 2:41:44.Marathon specialist Cornelia Joubert finished 12th in 2:43:21 and Lebo Phalula was 13th in 2:50:04.Showcasing the depth of the IAAF Gold Label race, six men ran under 2:12:00 and four women dipped under 2:30:00, with the event establishing its place as the highest profile road race in Africa.Earlier, in the 10km race, in-form local star Precious Mashele won the men’s battle in 28:35 and Fortunate Chidzivo of Zimbabwe took the women’s contest in 32:26.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

College football Week 6 primer: Heisman watch, upset picks, predictions and more

first_imgSo yeah, you want to be in the top four at the start. How would that top four look right now? It would be a combination of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU and Auburn. The top seven teams in the country have looked the part, and the only head-to-head matchup among that group in October is Auburn at LSU on Oct. 26.The golden rule of making the Playoff typically has been don’t lose two games in a Power 5 conference. With this group, however, one loss could be enough to keep somebody out.That’s why the end of the Clemson-North Carolina game was such a big deal last week, and why the loser of Auburn-Florida could be in trouble in regard to Playoff aspirations. The first week of October is here, and Week 6 of the college football season features three matchups between AP Top 25 teams.No. 14 Iowa and No. 19 Michigan (noon, FOX) collide in a Big Ten showdown at Michigan Stadium. No. 7 Auburn travels to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to face No. 10 Florida (3:30 p.m., CBS) in a battle of unbeatens. No. 25 Michigan State goes on the road to meet No. 4 Ohio State (7:30 p.m., ABC), meaning the Buckeyes will be in the primetime spotlight again. MORE: Biggest October storylines to watch out forEvery week, Sporting News will survey the landscape looking for Heisman contenders, coaches on the spot, upset alerts and other trends. With that in mind, get ready for Week 6:Heisman watchYou can make a strong argument Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is the best player in the country. He leads the nation with eight sacks. The 6-5, 265-pounder is a big reason why the No. 4 Buckeyes look the nation’s most complete team through September.When asked about Young this week, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was quick to make a joke.“I would say I really haven’t thought of him in the human context,” Dantonio said at his news conference.Young has been superhuman to this point. We made this argument with Nick Bosa last year, and he was subsequently injured for the season. Not to jinx Young, but a big-time performance in the primetime spotlight against Michigan State could bolster his Heisman campaign.Eight defensive linemen have finished in the top five of the Heisman voting, including Iowa’s Alex Karras (second), Miami’s Ted Hendricks (fifth), Penn State’s Mike Reid (fifth), Nebraska’s Rich Glover (third), Notre Dame’s Ross Browner (fifth), Pitt’s Hugh Green (second), Washington’s Steve Emtman (fourth) and Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh (fourth).Young likely won’t get to New York City, but if he gets at least one sack in every game and makes a run at 20 for the season, then maybe he should.Coaches on the spotThe Mitten State is in focus with the Spartans (4-1) and Wolverines (3-1) playing ranked teams, and that means Dantonio and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh are on the spot.The last time both schools had at least two losses at the midpoint of the season at the same time was 2012. Michigan beat Michigan State 12-10 that season, but it was part of a nondescript year in which the Wolverines finished 8-5 and the Spartans finished 7-6.A Michigan loss would get more attention given the reaction to a 35-14 beatdown at Wisconsin two weeks ago. The Wolverines at least get No. 14 Iowa (4-0) at home, and it should be a tight game.Michigan State travels to Ohio State. The Spartans are the last Big Ten team to win at Ohio Stadium, which they pulled off with a 17-14 victory in 2015. Michigan State also lost 48-3 on their last visit in 2017.If Michigan loses at home to Iowa and Michigan State is knocked out by Ohio State on Saturday, then this season could trend in that direction for those schools.WEEK 6 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadUpset alertHere are two games that we are more interested in:UCF travels to Cincinnati on Friday night, and that’s a big spot for the Bearcats. Cincinnati needs to get running back Michael Warren II going to have a chance, but they do have a nine-game win streak at home dating back to the 2017 home finale. Luke Fickell will have his team ready.West Virginia got drilled 38-7 by Missouri in Week 2, and the same could happen when Texas visits Morgantown on Saturday. Just keep in mind that the average margin of victory in the teams’ Big 12 meetings is 7.7 points per game. The Mountaineers are better at home and might hang around into the second half.Over/underOklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard leads the FBS with 938 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, a commanding lead for the running back who should be generating more Heisman discussion.Perhaps that’s because rushing statistics are viewed with a different lens. Here is a look at the leading rusher every year this decade and their corresponding finish in the Heisman voting.YearPlayerSchoolYardsFinish2010LaMichael JamesOregon1,7313rd2011Montee BallWisconsin1,9234th2012Ka’Deem CareyArizona1,929—2013Andre WilliamsBoston College2,1774th2014Melvin GordonWisconsin2,5872nd2015Derrick HenryAlabama2,2191st2016Donnell PumphreySan Diego State2,133T-10th2017Rashaad PennySan Diego State2,2485th2018Jonathan TaylorWisconsin2,1949thThe average rushing total is 2,127 yards, and the average finish in the Heisman voting is fourth place. That doesn’t account for Carey, who didn’t even finish in the top 10 in 2012.Hubbard, who should pad on those statistics at Texas Tech this week, is on pace for 2,251 yards and 24 touchdowns. That would likely get him a fourth- or fifth-place finish, too.Perhaps Hubbard would get the nod if he broke former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders’ single-season record of 2,628 yards in 1988. After all, that is SN’s greatest individual single season in college football history.WEEK 6 PROJECTIONS: Bowls | PlayoffThink about it …The first College Football Playoff rankings are still more than a month away, with the first set coming on Nov. 5.For those who don’t believe they matter, we pointed out that 13 of the 20 Playoff teams the last five years were ranked in the top four in the opening rankings. In the last two years, that was six of the eight teams.last_img read more

Utah football: Utes have some very special special teams

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The play of the special teams for the University of Utah football team this year has been, well, special.While the Ute offense has been dominating and the defense suffocating, the special teams play has been lights out. At least for the past four games, it has.After getting off to a shaky start in the opening game against Pitt with a punt blocked and fumble on a punt return, the Ute special teams have been simply outstanding.The latest NCAA statistics show the Utes are leading the nation in kickoff returns and punt return yardage and are third in punt return average. Shaky Smithson is third individually in the nation in punt return average, 18th in kickoffs and 21st in all-purpose yards.Also Ute placekicker Joe Phillips is tied for first in the nation in field goal accuracy at 100 percent (7-for-7), one of a dozen kickers in the nation who has yet to miss a field goal this year, and one of many who hasn’t missed a PAT kick either. Punter Sean Sellwood leads the Mountain West Conference and would rank sixth in the nation if he had a few more punts.”The special teams are playing well,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “We haven’t put any more emphasis on it this year — it’s always been an emphasis for us. Shaky’s playing with a lot of confidence and has a great feel for punt returning. Reggie Dunn (who returned a kickoff for a touchdown last week) may be the fastest guy on the team with the ball in his hands and that’s a big plus.”Whittingham gives credit to special teams coordinator Jay Hill, the former Utah defensive back who is in his sixth year as a Ute coach.It certainly helps to have guys like Smithson and Dunn, whose speed and athleticism, make it tough for defenders to stop them. Smithson has returned two punts for touchdowns and just missed getting a third one last week when he stumbled and fell two yards short of the end zone.But there are several other unheralded guys on the special teams who make a difference.Greg Bird, who plays on three of the four special teams units — both kickoff teams and the punt return team — has made some memorable blocks this year to help spring Smithson on his punt returns. Mike Honeycutt has blocked a punt and been a mainstay on several special teams units as has Dallin Rogers. Whittingham praised true freshman Michael Walker for his outstanding kickoff coverage last week at Iowa State.”Ever since the first week, we’ve been on a roll,” said Bird, a junior from Arizona. “Most people are buying into what we’re doing and focusing on doing their job and not trying to do too much.”Bird plays the “safe” guy on kickoffs to make sure nobody gets past him for a touchdown. On kickoff returns he tries to seal off his opponent to open a hole for the returner. On punt returns, he’s the “spy” guy, who checks for fakes and then drops back to block for the returner.”I try to set up Shaky so he can do his thing,” Bird says. “I like to try and hurt people. I know which way the returns going, so I try to help set up the wall. I’m just there to block, just doing my job. It’s my favorite thing to do.”Smithson certainly appreciates what Bird and others on the special teams do for him.”They make it so easy for me,” he says. “The coaches make the calls and they just set it up so perfectly. They set the walls up and make great crack-back blocks. I just have to get the ball and react off of them.”When asked why the special teams are playing so well this year, Hill doesn’t have a definitive answer.”I don’t know, we just go about our business and stress the importance of special teams,” Hill said. “We’ve made some plays that statistically put us at the top right now. It seems like each year the players buy in a little bit more, and this year, they’re fully bought in to the importance of special teams. The last four games we’ve annihilated our opponents on special teams.”The Utes will try to keep up their terrific special teams play this week when they take on Wyoming at Laramie Saturday at 4 p.m.”In our meetings we’re always talking about being the best in the nation and right now in kickoff returns and punt returns, we lead the nation,” said Bird. “We definitely take pride in that. We’re at the top of our game. As much as we can do on special teams will lead to a lot of victories.”Utah’s “special” special teams— 1st in the nation in kickoff return average (31.17)— 1st in the nation in punt return yards (469)— 3rd in the nation in punt return average (21.32)— One of two teams in nation with 3 TDs on kick returns— T-1 in the nation in field goal percentage (1.000)Utes on the airNo. 11 Utah (5-0, 2-0) at Wyoming (2-4, 0-2)Saturday, 4 p.m.War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo.TV: The mtn. Radio: 700 AMHeadye-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Hot field goal shooting propels Utes in easy victory over USC

first_img Related Runnin’ Utes instant analysis: No. 10 Utah shoots lights out, cruises past USC SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah basketball team may not be able to make free throws, but the Utes can certainly fill it up from outside as they proved in Friday night’s 79-55 victory over USC.The Utes came into the game ranking ninth in the nation in field goal percentage (50.6 percent) and 39th in 3-point percentage (38.8 percent). But a lot of those good shooting nights came against the likes of Texas Pan-American, South Dakota State and Carroll College, so you wondered how the Utes would fare against Pac-12 competition.They did just fine, thank you, shooting 56.9 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from 3-point range, which covered up a lot of the mistakes the Utes made, turning the ball over for easy layups and failing to keep USC off the offensive boards (14 for the game.“Our guys moved the ball well against the zone, we had some open looks, and guys jumped up and made shots,’’ said Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak. “We also had somewhat of an inside presence and got some offensive rebounds and putbacks.’’“The guys were hitting shots and that was the main thing and when guys are hitting shots it opens up everything,’’ said Delon Wright, who made 4 of 8 on the night.Jordan Loveridge hit a 3-pointer from the left baseline in the first 30 seconds to get the Utes started and they continued their hot shooting from there. They shot 57.7 percent from the field in the first half and 55.6 percent from 3-point range as they raced to a 39-22 halftime lead that was as high as 21 points.Loveridge finished the night as the Utes’ high scorer with 14 points, which included 5 of 8 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range, in just his second game back after sitting out a month with a leg injury. He’s not surprised he’s shooting as well as he is.“When I was out, that was all I could really do,’’ he said. “I started in close and as my rehab got better, I started moving out. That’s all I could really do was condition and shoot jumpers.’’In the second half, Chris Reyes got the Utes started with a dunk and Brandon Taylor sank a three and then Dallin Bachynski sank a 10-footer to push the lead to 22 at 48-26. Walk-on Austin Eastman even got into the act with a 3-pointer from the left corner in the final two minutes that brought the Ute bench to its feet.As for the free-throw shooting, the Utes had another tough night, making just 10 of 20 for 50 percent. The Utes came into the game ranking 246th in the country in free-throw shooting, and they’ll only go down after Friday’s performance.“It’s crazy — I know there’s plenty of people out there who don’t think we shoot free throws in practice,’’ said Krystkowiak. “But I don’t think we ever shot more free throws in practice than we did last week. It’s contagious. I have a lot of faith in our guys shooting them. In close games it’s going to be a big thing.’’ Utes overpower USC in Pac-12 opener, 79-55 Utes looking good, but have one big worrylast_img read more

Amateurs Kirk Siddens, Rob Bachman are winners at Utah Senior Open golf

first_imgWENDOVER — The amateurs took home the hardware at the Utah Senior Open Thursday as Kirk Siddens was crowned Senior champion and Rob Bachman won the Super Seniors for golfers 60-69.Siddens finished at 9-under-par 135 in the two-day tournament at Toana Vista Golf Course, which was two shots better than pros Mark Owen and Ryan Rhees. Former champion Steve Schneiter was fourth at 139.Bachman’s two-round total of 141 was two strokes better than pros Brad Stone, Terry Outzen, Scott Brandt and David Hall and amateur Mike Hacker.In the Legends Division for players over 70, another amateur was victorious as Richard Bradley won with a 147 total, two strokes better than professional Chip Garriss.last_img

Wellington eighth grade wins Pioneer League Volleyball championship; 7th graders place 2nd

first_imgWellington eighth grade volleyball team becomes Pioneer League Champions.Sumner Newscow report — For the second consecutive year, the Wellington eighth grade became Pioneer League Champions.The Knights were victorious over Clearwater 25-26, 25-19 in the championship match in the six team tournament played in Ark City.In other news, the seventh grade volleyball team finally lost a game this season. Unfortunately, it was in the Pioneer League Championship to Clearwater 25-21, 25-22.As far as the eighth grade is concerned, Wellington would go undefeated with a 25-15, 25-9 victory over Mulvane to start a three-team pool play. Wellington then beat El Dorado 25-15, 25-15 to advance to the four-team finals.Wellington would beat Ark City 25-11, 25-14, thus qualifying them for the tournament championship. The Knights would beat Clearwater 25-16, 25-19. The statistics for each match is as follows: Pool Playvs. MulvaneSet 1: 25-15 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 5 assists, 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 1 kill, 2 aces.Allison Buresh 5 kills, 1 ace.Mykiland French 3 assists, 2 aces.Draven Warnock 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig.Myriland French 3 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig.Set 2: 25-9 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 3 assists, 1 ace.Kayleigh Smalley 1 dig.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 4 assists, 1 ace.Draven Warnock 1 kill, 2 aces, 1 dig.Myriland French 1 kill.Karin Brown 1 dig.vs. El DoradoSet 1: 25-15 WLexi Clift 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 2 kills, 3 aces, 1 dig.Allison Buresh 2 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig.Draven Warnock 2 aces, 2 digs.Myriland French 1 kill, 1 ace, 3 dig.Set 2: 25-15 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 ace, 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 1 kill, 1 dig.Allison Buresh 1 ace, 2 digs, 2 blocks.Mykiland French 2 assists.Draven Warnock 5 aces, 4 digs, 1 block.Myriland French 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kadin Brown 4 digs.Semi – Final vs. Ark CitySet 1: 25-11 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 7 assists, 1 ace, 5 aces.Kayleigh Smalley 6 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 5 assists, 1 ace.Draven Warnock 3 digs.Myriland French 2 kills, 10 digs.Set 2: 25-14 WLexi Clift 2 kills, 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kayleigh Smalley 2 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs.Allison Buresh 2 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs, 1 block.Mykiland French 2 kills, 2 assists.Draven Warnock 6 digs.Myriland French 7 digs.Kadin Brown 2 digs.Alexis Patee 1 dig.Championship Games vs. ClearwaterSet 1: 25-16 WLexi Clift  1 assist, 1 ace.Kayleigh Smalley 1 ace, 3 digs, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 1 ace.Myriland French 3 aces, 3 digs.Kadin Brown 1 dig.Set 2: 25-19 WLexi Clift 2 kills, 1 assist, 2 aces.Kayleigh Smalley 1 dig.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 dig.Mykiland French 2 assists, 1 dig.Draven Warnock 2 digs.Myriland French 2 digs.Season Record: 17-2League Record: 9-0———The seventh grade went 4-1 in the tournament, finishing second. Wellington finished the year at 18-1 and 5-0 in the Pioneer League regular season.Pioneer League Tournament – 7th GradePool Play vs. WinfieldSet 1: 25-21 winSet 2: 25-10 win.Pool Play vs. Ark CitySet 1: 25-20 winSet 2: 25-17 win.Bracket Play vs. El DoradoSet 1: 25-11 winSet 2: 25-19 win.Bracket Play vs. Clearwater – Championship GameSet 1: 21-25 lossSet 2: 22-25 loss.Overall Record: 18-1Pioneer League Champions (5-0).Pioneer League Tournament Runner-UpFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comment (1) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Lanny Nichols · 198 weeks ago Awesome Report Reply 0 replies · active 198 weeks ago 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. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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(Updated) Medallion Hunt starts July 3; button registration starts Monday at Chamber office

first_imgThe medallion is located on public grounds (defined as Federal, State, County [within and three miles surrounding the city limits] and/or City owned property).  Again, everyone is reminded that digging, sawing and/or defacing public property will not be tolerated.(NOTE:  The medallion will NEVER be hidden in a cemetery, the Wellington Public Golf Course or the dog park)Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Sponsored by SumnernewsCow.com and Panhandle Federal Credit Union, publication of clues begins July 3, 2017Anyone is eligible to join the hunt for the Wheat Festival Medallion except 2016 winners, those persons directly involved in the planning and implementation of the Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt and members of their immediate families or households.  The participant claiming the medallion prize must be 18 years old or older. Sponsors of the hunt reserve the right to disqualify any participant for the following: unsportsmanlike, abusive, deceptive, obscene, offensive, unsafe and/or harassing behavior; any participant who violates/enters private property, vandalism, and/or defacing private or public property (i.e. digging, sawing, damaging in any manner).  Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the medallion hunt at any time due to the above instances. 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 Comment (1) 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? 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Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply 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. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments .The finder of the Wheat Festival Medallion may present it to the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce during business hours. If the Wheat Festival Medallion is not found by 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, a last clue will be issued at that time through Sumnernewscow.com, Panhandle Federal Credit Union digital sign, Sumner Cable TV Channel 5, the Chamber of Commerce office, Wellington Daily News website, and The Wave radio stations. Arrangements at the closing event held at Worden Park for presentation of the cash prize will be made with the winner. The first clue will be issued July 3, 2017, through Sumnernewscow.com, Panhandle federal Credit Union, Sumner Cable TV Channel 5, the Chamber of Commerce office, Wellington Daily News website, and The Wave radio stations. A new clue will be released each weekday by 10:00 a.m. through Friday, July 14, 2017, unless the medallion is found earlier.  Early birds may obtain the day’s clue on Sumnernewscow.com or Panhandle Federal Credit Union digital sign between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. each weekday.  The finder of the medallion must have registered their button to claim the $1,000 prize.  The purchase of a Wheat Festival button is not required to receive the $100 prize.  Buttons must be registered by June 30 and may be registered at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce during business hours.  Buttons may be registered June 28 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chamber office. We want you to enjoy the hunt BUT please respect the property and rights of others. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The 117th Kansas Wheat Festival is less than one month away. The 31st Medallion Hunt registration begins Monday, June 19 and ends June 30 at the Chamber Office, 208 N. Washington Ave, Memorial Auditorium, upper level, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.There will be two special evening registration nights (June 28th @ HEAT baseball Field 5-8 PM) and the 29th in front of memorial from 5 -8 PM as well.First clue is sent out July 3.Buttons are at: The Chamber, Walmart, All 4 Banks, 1 credit union and Hobbs Mechanical.2017 OFFICIAL RULESWHEAT FESTIVAL MEDALLION HUNT The Medallion cannot be transferred, duplicated, auctioned or sold. Sponsors shall not be liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind from participation in the Medallion Hunt.last_img read more

Garage Sales for this weekend…

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 (10) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Mike Dwyer · 160 weeks ago Moving Sale – Saturday July 22nd – 8am to Noon – 614 Sykes Rd. 1960’s record albums and 45’s. kitchen stuff, sewing stuff, COKE bottles, wooden soda crates, antique hutch, game table and chairs, step ladder, antique saw, lots of miscellaneous. Priced to sell. Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Shelley · 160 weeks ago Driveway Sale- Saturday, July 22nd 8:00-12:00 919 North Plum Brand new rocker recliner, 2 antique rockers, lamps, outdoor decor, kitchen canisters, queen comforter set, home decor, garden its, etc. Good stuff. Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Breanna · 160 weeks ago Garage sale 1814 north b st Friday July 21 7am to noon Saturday July 22nd 7am to 5pm Sunday 8am to 5pm Women and men’s clothes Maternity clothes Baby girl clothes And other misc Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Breanna jc · 160 weeks ago Garage sale 1814 n b st Friday July 21st 7am to noon Saturday 7am to 5pm Sunday 8am to 5pm Women and men’s clothes Maternity clothes Baby clothes And other misc Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down RACHEL HANSEN · 160 weeks ago YARD SALE 1301 EAST FOURTH STREET FRIDAY JULY 21st 9AM TO 4PM SATURDAY 8am to 1PM LOTS OF GIRL CLOTHES OF ALL SIZES, FILL A BAG FOR 2.00. BOOKS, AND LOTS OF MISC. COME ON BY AND TAKE A LOOK. Report Reply 1 reply · active 160 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down RACHEL HANSEN · 160 weeks ago PLEASE SUBMIT MY POST. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down tammi1122 34p · 158 weeks ago Creative stuff seems like so much natural.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Stacy · 158 weeks ago Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug 5. 8 am to Noon. 221 South Drury Road Wellington Only a few minutes from town. West on HWY 160 3 miles, then 1/2 mile South on Drury. I will have a lot of name brand clothing-mens, womens, teen girls. Brands include Northface (have 3 Northface Jackets), Nike etc. , Home Décor, Yard Décor, Comforter sets, 3 pair of like new UGG boots. Take a short drive to the country Saturday morning and check it out! Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Stacy · 158 weeks ago Tracy- Sorry I put this on last week’s post. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kristina Kelley · 158 weeks ago Garage Sale on Thursday, August 4, 5 and 6 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 1217 E 15th St So Wellington, KS we East of Wellington Misc. tools, mowers, beam bottles, riding lawn mower runs, misc outdoor equip. We have something for everyone. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago 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. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply 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. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of July 21-23, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 24, 2017

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, July 24, 2017:•7:30 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect. Incident occurred July 22, 2017.•7:30 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington. Incident occurred July 22, 2017.•8:20 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a fence in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:09 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington.•12:16 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a door key pad in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.•2:46 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by known suspect in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•3:03 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of medication the 300 block S. Ash, Wellington.•4:05 p.m. Officers conducted an unattended death in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the area of 8th and Woodlawn, Wellington.•7:03 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the Wellington.         •9:39 p.m. George r. Friesen, 48, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight and defective tag light.last_img read more