UPDATE: 3 Dead, 1 Injured After Helicopter Tour Crashes Outside Backwoods Music Festival

first_imgThe helicopter was reportedly later discovered by local law enforcement after authorities traced a 911 call from a passenger onboard. According to a string of reports from local ABC affiliate 40/29 News early Sunday evening, “Franklin County Sheriffs confirm that they received a call just before 7 o’clock saying a helicopter went down here at Mulberry Mountain… In the distance, we are able to see a lot of police lights and we’re still able to hear the music from the Backwoods Music Festival that is happening right now. Now, the helicopter has been located and was said to be carrying four passengers, giving a sky tour of that music festival. … Officials are not commenting on the condition of the four passengers.”Helicopter Crash at Mulberry Mountain – Report[Video: 40/29 News]Following the cancellation of the end of the event, G Jones commented on the cancellation of his scheduled set: Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain was shut down early on its final day Sunday after a helicopter crashed outside the Mulberry Mountain grounds in Ozark, AR. Reports initially began to break that a helicopter giving sky tours of the festival had gone missing early Sunday evening.Event organizers came onstage to address the audience following the news of the incident before the helicopter was located: According to an update from local NBC news affiliate KNWA published on Monday morning, three people were killed and one more injured in the crash.UPDATE [6/3/19 6:20 p.m. ET]: According to 40/29 News, Franklin County Sherrif Anthony Boen has confirmed the identities of the three people killed in the helicopter crash at Mulberry Mountain as the pilot, Chuck Dixon, and passengers Sarah Hill and Marco Ornelas. The fourth person on board, who has yet to be identified, is currently in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital.This story is developing. We’ll update you with more details on the Backwoods helicopter crash as they become available.[H/T 40/29 News]last_img read more

Jarvis Landry injury update: Browns receiver (concussion) ruled out vs. Ravens

first_imgJarvis Landry officially in concussion protocol.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) September 29, 2019Landry went into the medical tent at the end of the third quarter.He had 8 catches on 10 targets for 167 yards before leaving with the injury. Related News Browns receiver Jarvis Landry is being evaluated for a concussion, the team announced.He has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game against the Ravens, according to New 5 Cleveland. Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected for late helmet hit on Colts’ Jack Doyle Kenny Stills injury update: Texans receiver (hamstring) questionable to return vs. Pantherscenter_img Couple gets married at halftime of Patriots-Bills game with help of Buffalo greats The Browns entered Sunday’s game with a 1-2 record, while the Ravens were 2-1.last_img read more

Lightning strikes twice for Manley at Jackalope Open

first_imgDefending champion Jason Manley (right) receives the Jackalope trophy from tournament organizer Mark Gorda.It was a case of déjà vu at the 19th Jackalope Open charity golf tournament last week as Jason Manley returned to defend the title he won just 12 months ago, but this time with an even more impressive round of 45 points off his 26 handicap.A field of 82 golfers teed it up at a resplendent looking Burapha Golf Course on Friday, August 4, all looking to chase down the elusive Jackalope trophy and enjoy some great camaraderie throughout the day.  For those struggling at the start, help was at hand in the shape of numerous forms of refreshments and altogether some 24 cases of ‘aiming oil’ were consumed around the course.  Fortunately the golf doping control authorities were conspicuous by their absence.Paul Greenaway (right) was the Low Gross winner.Before starting out the players were also presented with their complimentary Jackalope golf shirts and ‘goodie bags’ as well as being proffered kick-starters in the form of Canadian Caesars at the registration desk.Once the golf was completed and the divots had settled, back in the clubhouse the players were treated to a delicious buffet dinner to accompany the awards presentation. Jason Manley was named as a 2-time Jackalope champion following his outstanding round while Paul Greenaway won the low gross title after shooting 77 off the stick.  At the other end of the score-sheet, Neil Sandilands just edged out Bobby Clark for the Rabbits award.Numerous technical prizes accompanied by the lucky draw meant that most of those in attendance did not leave Burapha empty-handed.  Bill Simonick won a Canadian themed golf bag and immediately asked for it to be auctioned off, and with three golfers bidding it sold for 14,000 baht which Bill generously donated back into the charity pot.A feature of the Jackalope golf day is the highly anticipated 50/50 draw, and here providence sent down another thunderbolt as chief tournament organizer Mark Gorda saw his number drawn out of the hat for the second year in a row.  As benevolent as ever, Mark kindly donated the entire 75,000+ baht into the charity coffers.Sandy helps Mark Gorda draw the lucky tickets.Thanks to these individual acts of generosity and vital support from the long list of tournament sponsors, somewhere in excess of 250,000 baht was raised this year to go towards the Jester Care4Kids charity drive.Top Rabbits Neil Sandilands (left) and Bobby Clark share the limelight.Those who gave their valuable time and financial support to the day included: Pattaya Bay Real Estate, The Clubhouse Pratamnak, Bar 1 Ban Chang, Rick Moren, Todd Moren, Mike Peters, Neil Sandilands, Stacey O’Toole, Tinnies the meat pie specialist, The Blue Moose, the great work done by the beer cart boys, Woody, Bill Freeman, Mike and the management and staff at Burapha, John Emmerson, Bill Simonick, Larry Deverdenne, Rob Kennedy, Golfstar Brent, Sticky, Richie Rhodes and the Nirvana resort in Koh Chang, Fraser’s Restaurant, The Haven, Q Cars, Luc and Soda Lafriene, Pattaya Pickle, Richard Murphy, Steve Mascari, T.Q., Jesters, Jack Levy,  Macallen Insurance, and Pattaya Mail Media.The Blue Moose girls provided some great snacks out on the course.Thanks go to all of these as well as to the players and the entire expat community for their vital assistance.  Plans are already well underway for the 20th anniversary of the tournament next year.  See you all there!82 golfers had a great day out at the 19th Jackalope Open.Jackalope ChampionJason Manley 45ptsLow GrossPaul Greenaway Gross 77Men’s Division 11st John McHugh 39pts2nd Jim Smith 39pts3rd Paul Greenaway 39ptsMen’s Division 21st Steven Milne 38pts2nd Craig Mansell 38pts3rd Neal Hunter 35ptsMen’s Division 31st Bernie Morris 36pts2nd Chris Harkins 35pts3rd Bill Trainer 34ptsLadies Division1st Oiy St. Laurent2nd Junko Nevis 32 ptsRabbits Division1st Neil Sandilands 37pts2nd Bobby Clark 36ptsChampions all – players pose with their trophies.last_img read more

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

first_imgFrom left are Tom Glavine in 2008, Greg Maddux in 2008, and Frank Thomas in 1994 file photos. Glavine, Maddux and Thomas were selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short.Maddux was picked on 555 of 571 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. His 97.2 percentage was the eighth-highest in the history of voting.Glavine, Maddux’s longtime teammate in the Atlanta rotation, appeared on 525 ballots and received 91.9 percent. Thomas, the first Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career as a designated hitter, was at 483.The trio will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 27 along with managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, elected last month by the expansion-era committee. Maddux and Glavine played under Cox for most of their careers.Writers had not elected three players in one vote since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount in 1999.Biggio received 427 votes and 74.8 percent, matching Nellie Fox in 1985 and Pie Traynor in 1947 for the smallest margin to just miss. Biggio appeared on 388 ballots in his initial appearance last year and appears to be on track to gain election next year.Mike Piazza was next was 62.2 percent followed by Jack Morris, who was 78 votes short at 61.5 percent in his 15th and final appearance on the writers’ ballot.Controversy over how to evaluate stars tainted by the Steroids Era continued to impact the vote totals of players with stellar statistics. In their second appearances on the ballot, Roger Clemens dropped from 37.6 percent to 35.4, Barry Bonds from 36.2 to 34.7 and Sammy Sosa from 12.5 to 7.2.Appearing for the eighth time, Mark McGwire fell from 16.9 to 11.0. Rafael Palmeiro will be dropped from future ballots after falling to 25 votes and 4.4 percent — below the 5 percent threshold necessary to remain eligible for next year’s vote.Eighth on the wins list with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA over 23 seasons, Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and a record 18 Gold Gloves with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego. An eight-time All-Star, he won at least 13 games in 20 straight seasons.Among pitchers with 3,000 innings whose careers began in 1921 or later — after the Dead Ball Era — Maddux’s 1.80 walks per nine innings is second only to Robin Roberts’ 1.73, according to STATS.Glavine, a 10-time All-Star and a two-time Cy Young winner, was 305-203 over 22 seasons.A two-time AL MVP, Thomas hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in 19 seasons with the White Sox, Toronto and Oakland.Writers who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years at any point were eligible to consider the 36-player ballot.Next year’s vote could be even more crowded when Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield become eligible, five years after their retirements. The BBWAA last month formed a committee to study whether the organization should ask the Hall to change the limit of 10 players per ballot.last_img read more

Goldsmith Scored 5 TDs as Shore Rips Palmyra For Second Straight…

first_imgBy Jim HintelmannUNION – Shore Regional is rapidly becoming an NJSIAA Group I football dynasty as the unbeaten Blue Devils made it two Central Jersey Group I championships in a row Saturday with an impressive 56-28 rout of Palmyra.The Blue Devils (12-0) extended its overall winning streak to 20 games and won the game with a crushing ground game that Palmyra (9- 2) was unable to stop.Seniors Doug Goldsmith and Jack Britton were the main forces, combining for 484 yards rushing with Goldsmith breaking a school record with five touchdowns.“We just ran the ball like we usually do,” said Shore Coach Mark Costantino, who won his fourth overall CJ I title. “We knew that we were a lot stronger than Palmyra up front. Our offensive line has been so consistent this year. It makes it easy for our running backs.”“Goldsmith missed six games last year,” said Costantino. “He’s a super kid and very intelligent.”“We knew from the start that we would be good,” said Goldsmith., who is also an outstanding lacrosse player. “Our goal was to be 12-0 and we did it. This is a great way for the seniors to go out.”“We worked so hard for this,” said Britton, whose dad, Tim, played on Shore’s unbeaten (11-0) 1981 team. “Our offensive line executed very well. I missed last year because of an injury but I’m healthy now.”The Shore Regional Blue Devils celebrate winning the NJSIAA Central Group I championship game on Saturday. Photo: Ottie Lynne PatersonPalmyra, whose only other loss was to Woodrow Wilson of Camden, was still in the game at halftime, trailing 28-14, but Shore linebacker Devin McLaughlin intercepted a pass on Palmyra’s first series of the third quarter, and Goldsmith scored a few plays later.Both Goldsmith and Britton, who is also a fine lacrosse player, were a dynamic dual for Shore this year with each player rushing for over 1,000 yards.“This team is as good as any team that I coached in my 17 years here,” said Costantino.“We knew that we would have a great team if we stayed healthy. We had the potential and the team responded.”Goldsmith, who ran for 268 yards in 37 carries Saturday, finished as Shore’s third all- time leading rusher. He trailed only Tim Britton and Nick Lubischer (‘78).Shore’s last loss was to Dunellen last year in a game in which neither Goldsmith not Britton played. With both players healthy, Shore crushed Dunellen, 41-0, this year.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Invite Community to Championship Rally

first_img“Without community support, this hockey program would not exist,” says Selkirk College Athletics & Recreation Coordinator Kim Verigin.“We are inviting all the amazing hockey fans and community supporters to come to The Pit on the Castlegar Campus to share this special accomplishment with our players, coaches, students and Selkirk College staff.”The Saints captured an unprecedented fourth straight BCIHL crown with a 2-1 victory over Trinity Western University on Saturday night before a packed house of more than 800 fans at the Castlegar & District Community Complex.The rally takes place in The Pit between noon and 1 p.m.Everyone is invited. Support from hockey fans helped fuel the Selkirk College Saints to a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title this past weekend and now the student athletes are hosting a gathering to celebrate with the community.The Saints Celebration Rally is set for Wednesday starting at noon on the Castlegar Campus. There will be free pizza, autographs, photo opportunities with the championship trophy and another chance to bask in the glory of a provincial championship.last_img read more