Motorist dies in road mishap

first_imgAccording to police investigation, DelaPeña was navigating the road when he clashed against another motorcycle in theopposite direction driven by 33-year-old Jason Puentenigra of BarangayProsperidad, San Carlos City around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 8 The 23-year-old Niño Dela Peña ofBarangay Malasibog, Escalante City, Negros Occidental died of head injuries,police said. BACOLOD City – A motorist was killed ina road accident in Barangay Prosperidad, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.center_img Puentenigra and Dela Peña were broughtto the San Carlos City hospital, but the attending physician declared thelatter as “dead on arrival.”/PNlast_img

Lady Cards 5th Graders Win vs. Lady Yellow Jackets

first_imgThe 5th Grade Girls came out with a 10-8 victory against The Laurel Lady Yellow Jackets.The game was exciting to watch from start to finish.  I am very proud of the Cardinals as they put forth hard effort and played well as a team.  They hustled and played aggressive defense all four quarters to deserve this win!Martha Hillenbrand led the team with 4 points.  Other contributors to the score were Grace Eckstein with 3, Grace Laudick with 2 and Olivia Geers with 1.Our next game is against Sunman-Dearborn on Tuesday, March 4th.Submitted by STL Coach DeeAnn Stahley.last_img

Christmas earns ACC player of the week honors for showings against Wake Forest, Clemson

first_img Published on January 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week on Monday, the conference announced.The Orange’s senior forward earned the award, which is voted on by a select media panel, after scoring 35 points and tallying nine rebounds in SU’s 86-83 win over Wake Forest on Jan. 13. He followed that performance with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Orange’s 66-53 loss to Clemson on Saturday.Christmas is now averaging 18.3 points and nine rebounds per game. He also won the award on Dec. 29 after standout performances against Long Beach State and Cornell.He is the first SU player, other than himself, to win the award since Trevor Cooney took it for the week of Nov. 11, 2013. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse’s top doubles pair looks to replicate last season’s success

first_img Published on January 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+ Gabriela Knutson sprinted to the net against Columbia Sunday to smash a volley, but her potential winner went straight into the net.Despite dropping the point, Knutson smiled, and as the ball rolled back to her, she hit it playfully again into the net. Knutson turned to her doubles partner, Miranda Ramirez, and they both laughed, up 5-1.Last year, Knutson and Ramirez established themselves as one of the top doubles pairings in the nation, finishing the season ranked No. 8. But even with their high ranking, the two thought they weren’t aggressive or experienced enough to maintain their success. After a shaky fall season, the two spent practices after winter break trying to extend their doubles rhythm together.“We just lost because we didn’t have that experience,” Knutson said. “Now, knowing what we did wrong in those matches will help us.”Knutson and Ramirez have been doubles partners since Ramirez joined SU in 2017. Last season, the pairing was inconsistent at times, and dropped four straight matches at one point. But against then-No. 3 Georgia Tech last year, Ramirez and Knutson defeated the No. 1 doubles team in the nation, helping their ranking rise.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKnutson is the more outgoing of the two, and she can bring out the intensity in the usually-reserved Ramirez. But when Knutson becomes frustrated, Ramirez helps her refocus.“For me and her, we need to laugh on the court,” Knutson said. “If we’re there just being sad and just sunken, we will not win, no matter what.”This year, Knutson and Ramirez want to stay more positive in the beginning of their matches leading to more early aggression. In their first matchup this season, Knutson and Ramirez struggled against Brown’s No. 1 doubles team on Saturday. There were times when Knutson missed chances and threw out her arms. But only one match in, Ramirez comforted her in between points in the eventual 7-5 win.“She (Ramirez) can help me really quickly get back to where I should be,” Knutson said. “I can help her. So as soon as I start beating myself up, she’s right there to support me, so I love that about our team.”Syracuse has new additions in Guzal Yusupova and Sofya Treshcheva to round out their doubles pairings — something they lacked last year. Trescheva slots in second doubles with Sofya Golubovskaya, and Yusupova plays alongside Dina Hegab. With more depth in doubles, less pressure is put on Knutson and Ramirez to carry the load.In the fall, Knutson and Ramirez were split up at times. In doubles, Knutson was 5-6 in the fall and Ramirez was 1-5. But Limam wasn’t worried, even after their shaky first match.On Sunday, the pair cruised past Columbia’s Christie Wan and Jennifer Kerr. After dropping the first game, Knutson and Ramirez rattled off six straight en route to a 6-1 victory and eventual doubles point for the Orange. They attacked early, and Knutson finished with numerous volley winners and strong baseline ground strokes that forced errors.“We were a bit more relaxed, I was personally, and Miranda and I were,” Knutson said after SU’s win against Columbia. “It’s the second match, and we got into a rhythm, and I think that really helps.”Knutson and Ramirez aren’t lacking confidence after their inconsistent first weekend of the season at doubles. With their struggles last season and this fall, they’ve moved on, Ramirez said, and have realized that “a few tough draws” won’t affect them in the future.“We got to a point where we had a really high ranking,” Ramirez said. “We know we can easily get back there.”center_img Commentslast_img read more

Serena roars back to keep Grand Slam bid alive

first_imgSerena Williams flirted with grand slam danger once again but kept her calendar-year Grand Slam bid on track by beating a battling 101st-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6 7-5 6-0 at the U.S. Open on Friday.Williams, who has lost nine sets, including seven first-set losses, in her charge to the Australian, French and Wimbledon titles, was tested by her fellow American but roared back to victory to reach the fourth round.The 21-times grand slam singles winner, who is aiming to join Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988) as the only women to sweep the four grand slams in a single season, next faces fellow American Madison Keys. Keys advanced 6-3 6-2 over 15th seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Least-deserving Heisman winners of all time

first_imgEric Crouch, QB, Nebraska, 2001Crouch’s athleticism at quarterback was undeniable in 2001: He had nearly as many rushing yards (1,115) as passing yards (1,510), and rushed for 18 scores. That doesn’t change the fact he had a 7-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Florida sophomore quarterback Rex Grossman had a statistically better season (3,896 passing yards, 34 touchdowns), but a sophomore would not win the award until six years later, when Florida’s Tim Tebow finally broke through.Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama, 2009Yes, Ingram was the best player on the country’s best team in 2009 — but his victory in the closest Heisman race in history still created controversy. Despite rushing for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns, he only beat Stanford running back Toby Gerhart by 28 points. Gerhart rushed for more yards (1,871) and touchdowns (28), and had already beaten Ingram for the Doak Walker Award. Others thought Nebraska defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh should have won — he had 20.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks — but wasn’t really considered because of his defensive status.Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville, 2016Jackson had gaudy stats in 2016, (3,390 passing yards, 1,538 rushing yards and 51 total touchdowns), but likely won the award in September by putting up huge numbers against Charlotte, Marshall, Syracuse and Florida State. He had 16 total turnovers, including seven fumbles, most of any Heisman finalists. His team also had the worst record of any of finalists, and he boasted the most embarrassing Heisman moment: When he struck the pose against 6-5 Kentucky, then fumbled the ball away in the final minute to give the Wildcats the ball — and the win. MORE: Heisman, denied: 13 best players to never win itSo, which Heisman winners have the most controversial claims to the award? Our list:Paul Hornung, QB, Notre Dame, 1956Hornung got a free pass to the Heisman in ‘56 because he was a quarterback at Notre Dame — even if the Irish went 2-8 that season. He threw for 917 yards and had more than four times as many interceptions (13) as touchdowns (three). Syracuse’s Jim Brown, who rushed for more yards (986) and touchdowns (13), finished fifth in that same voting class.John David Crow, RB, Texas A&M, 1957Heisman voters got it wrong for a second straight year: Crow rushed for 562 yards, six touchdowns and a 4.4 yard-per-carry average for the 8-3 Aggies. The more deserving candidate was the running back of 8-1 Michigan State, Walt Kowalczyk: He rushed for 545 yards on 28 fewer carries — and had three more rushing touchdowns than Crow.MORE: Biggest Heisman missesGary Beban, QB, UCLA, 1967Beban’s stats were subpar for a quarterback, even for the era. He completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,359 yards and eight touchdowns to seven interceptions. His saving grace was the fact he threw for 301 yards in the No. 1 Bruins’ 21-20 loss to No. 4 USC. The Trojans’ game-winning score came from running back O.J. Simpson, who finished second in the Heisman voting that year with 1,543 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He won the Heisman in ’68.Pat Sullivan, QB, Auburn, 1971Sullivan had a solid — but not great — season in ‘71, throwing for 2,262 yards and 21 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. But his team suffered a 31-7 blowout loss to No. 3 Alabama at the end of the regular season, and many thought Cornell running back Ed Marinaro, who rushed for 1,881 yards and 24 touchdowns that season, should have won.MORE: McCaffrey’s was snub a Cardinal sinArchie Griffin, RB, Ohio State, 1975While Griffin truly earned the award in 1974 (1,695 yards, 12 touchdowns, 6.6 yards per attempt), his second Heisman campaign featured fewer yards (1,450) and touchdowns (four), plus a lower per-carry average (5.5). Cal’s Chuck Muncie, USC’s Ricky Bell and Pitt’s Tony Dorsett all had more rushing yards and touchdowns than Griffin. The worst part? Griffin had 22 fewer rushing touchdowns than his own backfield mate, Pete Johnson.Gino Torretta, QB, Miami, 1992The biggest knock against Torretta is that he had an average season on a ridiculously talented Hurricanes squad. He completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 3,060 yards and 19 touchdowns to seven interceptions. Hindsight shows the runner-up that season, San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk, was the more talented player: He ran for 1,630 yards and 13 touchdowns, but lost head-to-head against Torretta and Miami in the final game of the regular season, 63-17.MORE: How Heisman winners fared in the NFL Not all Heisman winners are equal.For every Bo Jackson, Charles Woodson and Robert Griffin, you have a player whose claim to sport’s most illustrious individual award seems curious at best. At worst, you have controversy.last_img read more

NFL free agency rumors: Dolphins re-sign WR DeVante Parker

first_imgAccording to NFL Media, which cited an unidentified league source, Miami is closing in on a new two-year contract with the wide receiver. NFL free agency rumors: Teddy Bridgewater to re-sign with Saints The report noted the deal could pay up to $13 million with incentives over that time. The contract includes no guaranteed money beyond the first year but supersedes Parker’s fifth-year option, which was set to pay him $9.4 million in base salary in 2019.Parker, 26, was selected by the Dolphins with the No. 14 overall pick of the 2015 draft. He was limited to just 11 games and seven starts last season after being plagued by injuries to his shoulder and finger, finishing with 24 catches for one touchdown. Related News DeVante Parker is sticking with the Dolphins. NFL free agency rumors: Patriots tender WR Josh Gordonlast_img read more

Ottawa Senators’ Brady Tkachuk fined for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Laughton

first_imgMORE: Ottawa Senators’ November performance shows step in the right directionAs Laughton was getting back to his feet, Tkachuk then jumped on top of him, dropping the gloves as he tackled him back to the ice. Other players rushed to the scene and got involved in a bit of a brawl before the officials broke it up. Things got physical in the final minute of the third period between the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, resulting in a hefty fine for Brady Tkachuk. The 20-year-old has been fined the maximum amount of $2,486.56 for his cross-check on Scott Laughton, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced later on Saturday.With about 24 seconds remaining in regulation and the Sens down 4-3 with the goalie pulled, Tkachuk delivered a cross-check to Laughton — who was without the puck in the neutral zone — sending him down to the ice. Tkachuk jumps Laughton after crosschecking him to the ice. #Flyers #FlyersTalk #OTTvsPHI #FlyOrDie pic.twitter.com/8LPKcwK3uz— FlyersNittyGritty (@FlyersKnitty) December 7, 2019Tkachuk was assessed both a cross-checking and a roughing penalty and was sent down the tunnel early, giving Philadelphia a late power play, ultimately ending the Senators comeback hopes.Tensions appeared to rise between the two earlier in the third when Laughton appeared to say something to the Senators forward after scoring the game-winner with less than five minutes to go.In 30 games this season, the 6-4, 212-pound winger has 10 goals — including one score Saturday — and 17 points, placing him fifth on the team in scoring.last_img read more

Steve Taylor, 61, Caldwell: Sept. 6, 1954 – Nov. 7, 2015

first_imgSteve TaylorSteve A. Taylor succumbed to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Newkirk, Okla.  Steve was born September 6, 1954 to Keith and BettyJo Taylor of Caldwell.  Steve graduated from Caldwell High School, went to Pratt Community College, and then later transferred to Pittsburg State University.  During his time in Pittsburg, Steve met and married Margaret Minton and had two children.  They later divorced.  Steve made his living as a mechanic, weatherization contractor, and a handy man. Steve is survived by his mother, BettyJo; two sisters Teresa and husband Mike Glander, of Shawnee, Kans. and Gwen Taylor of Shawnee, Kans.; son Glen Taylor, of Pittsburg, Kans. and daughter Abby Taylor, of Wichita, Kans.  He was also the proud grandpa of a granddaughter, Madi Taylor, of Pittsburg, Kans.  He was preceded in death by his father, Keith.A graveside service will be held at the Caldwell City Cemetery on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Family requests in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations or memorial contributions to help cover funeral expenses can be left with or mailed to Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more

Health officials: 2 Iowa flu deaths recorded this season

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials say two people in the state have died from complications of the flu in recent weeks.The Iowa Department of Public Health says the deaths occurred in a woman between the ages of 61 and 80 in central Iowa and in a woman older than 81 in northwest Iowa.Officials say both women had underlying conditions or other contributing factors in their deaths.Health officials say flu cases have recently increased in Iowa communities.The federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months old get the flu vaccine. The very young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of complications from the respiratory illness.last_img