B’ville girls lacrosse stopped short in state Class A final

first_img“These kids have come such a long way,” said Bees head coach Megan Collins. “My girls never gave up until the final seconds.”Here was the moment where B’ville’s combination of vast skill, tough defense and roster versatility would get put to the ultimate test, but nothing was more important than demonstrating stamina.A day earlier, the Bees had gone to overtime to battle past Bethlehem 15-14, while Northport had a far easier time defeating Pittsford 13-3, and B’ville knew that it would need an all-out effort to tame another group of Tigers, who were also seeking a second state title, having won it before in 2011. “The (Bethlehem) game took a bit of a toll on us,” said Collins. “I could tell that (the players) were tired, and I knew that this was going to be tough.”Still, B’ville got the start it wanted, Jenna Pastore scoring on a free position in the game’s opening minute. But that was the only lead the Bees would enjoy.Northport used three goals in 58 seconds, two of them by Duke-bound Olivia Carner, to move out in front, only to have Hannah Johnson and Emma Gebhardt answer with two goals in eight seconds that made it 3-3.They traded goals twice before the late stages of the half. when Northport struck for goals by Ella Cabrera and Kaylie Mackiewicz, grabbing a 7-5 edge at the break. As it turned out, the Tigers never trailed again.Twice in the second half, Pastore would put in goals that moved the Bees within one, but each time the Tigers answered, including Carner’s fifth goal with 11:57 left.Protecting that slim lead, Northport slowed the pace down, especially in the last 10 minutes. “It’s hard (to come back) when a team is stalling,” said Collins.Even with the Tigers’ slowdown tactics,  B’ville three times forced turnovers, but each time gave the ball back to the Tigers, who were able to finish it from there.In the aftermath, the sadness felt by Bees players and fans was tempered a bit by the youth in its lineup. Star defenders Emme Foote, Maddie Czyz and Ciara Curtis graduate, as does midfielder Sarah Klein and attacker Emma States, but many stars, including Johnson, Gebhardt, Pastore, Katie Pascale, Olivia Muscolino and goalie Jordan Roy, come back for 2020. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story From the time it ascended to the top of the state rankings in mid-April, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team knew that such a lofty status meant little until the end.And when that conclusion arrived on Saturday afternoon at SUNY-Cortland, and the Bees were tough and resilient – but Northport, the champions of Long Island, proved a bit better, prevailing 10-8.So the 2000 state championship won by B’ville remains the lone time that its season ended with the ultimate prize, even though this season was a special one from start to finish. Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls lacrosselast_img read more

Turnovers plaguing UW as road trip to PSU arrives

first_imgAfter dropping two straight, the schedule certainly isn’t lightening up for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team as it travels to State College, Pa., Thursday night to face the No. 18/21 Penn State Nittany Lions.Monday saw Wisconsin fall to No. 10/11 Ohio State in Columbus, in a game that remained competitive for much of the second half, largely due to the Badgers’ hot shooting from beyond the arc. Although UW emerged with another loss, the performance against one of the conference’s most talented squads left the Badgers with a renewed confidence in their shot.Despite their impressive shooting – including sinking a school record 12 three-pointers – turnovers mauled any chance at a comeback.“Our shooting is good; we just have to shore up some other areas – don’t turn the ball over, and understand our defensive assignments,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “That’s what’s hurting us right now, people just not recognizing who’s doing what on who; that takes a lot of concentration.”Handing the ball over to the Buckeyes 22 times was UW’s highest turnover total since Dec. 23, and players and coaches alike said the turnovers were of a different variety than those that plagued the team earlier this year. At the start of the season, the adjustment to Kelsey’s fast-paced offensive system led to mistakes that offered the opponent extra possessions, but the turnovers at the Value City Arena came as a result of sloppy ball-handling and miscommunication.When Wisconsin last shared the court with Penn State, the Nittany Lions routed the Badgers by 33 points as they shot better than 52 percent from the field and knocked in 36.4 percent of their shots from three-point land. As UW looks for redemption on the road, it understands victory can’t come without slowing down PSU’s talented backcourt.“Last time we played them, they really got a lot of whatever they wanted off the dribble and they were able to create shots for each other as a guard group,” sophomore guard Morgan Paige said. “We have improved in the one-on-one containment a little bit, so hopefully that comes through in play.”A trio of guards power the Nittany Lions’ attack, with young sophomore Maggie Lucas leading the team with 19.6 points per game. A sharpshooter who sinks 45.2 percent of her shots from the floor and 41.7 percent from beyond the arc, Lucas is the foundation of Penn State’s dangerous offense.The Nittany Lions proved in their first game against Wisconsin that if their offense can push the ball down the floor, it can quickly take over the game.“We got to stop them in transition first of all. They run, they get that ball out quick, and they are gone,” Kelsey said. “If you’re not back and matched up, they’re going to score. The three-point line, they’ll spot up, or they’ll run the post right to the block … so that’s half the battle right there.”Although PSU’s guards often grab the headlines, the Nittany Lions also boast a serious post presence in junior forward Nikki Greene. Grabbing a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game and also scoring 9.7 points per, Greene poses a serious challenge for a Badger squad that is still without its top post player, Anya Covington.Covington, who has missed two straight games due to an illness, has put the pressure on fellow forwards Ashley Thomas and Cassie Rochel to prove they can help fill the senior’s strong defensive presence and consistent scoring. In its recent loss to Ohio State, Wisconsin’s shooting kept the Cardinal and White in the game, but an inside-out game will be essential to picking up a victory against the No. 3 squad in the Big Ten.As the Badgers continue to play through a stretch that includes matchups with three ranked teams in four games, all on the road, players point out the schedule would be even more difficult earlier in the year. While pleased with the progress it has made, Wisconsin understands it needs the ‘W’ to regain momentum.“I’m glad we face these teams at the end, because I think we’ve come a long way from where we have been in the beginning of the season,” Rochel said. “Anything that we faced in the beginning, I think we’ve really come a long way since then. We’re a different team now and we continue to get better and better.”last_img read more

Wellington city council continues crackdown of houses at Tuesday’s meeting

first_imgBy James Jordan, Sumner Newscow correspondent —  The City of Wellington continued its crackdown on houses it deems unsafe at its meeting Tuesday night.Wellington City Code enforcement officer Aaron Norton has been bringing one or two cases to recent city council meetings. He said he plans to keep doing that as long as there is money in the budget to do so.Norton also told the council Frank Johnson, owner of Chisholm Trail Motel, had dropped off required engineering plans and has been told he may proceed with repairs. The city had threatened to shut the hotel down over structural concerns, but recently gave him more time.A public hearing was set for a house at 1222 N. Jefferson on July 21. Norton said utilities had been shut off in November of 2014. At that time the owner agreed to demolish the structure, but since then it has been sold. However, the new owners name is not registered and he has not heard back from the owner of record.Norton said the house has holes in the walls and roof, and the entire back of the structure is open to the elements.After the hearing, if no one shows up to defend the house, the city may vote to demolish it. If the owner shows up and is working to solve the issue, more time may be granted.A house at 611 W. 13th was given a reprieve by the council when the owner, Jason Ray, spoke at a public hearing, and said he was making needed repairs.Council member Kip Etter said he had been working near that house, and has seen progress being made.He now has 60 days to begin construction work on the house. It could be brought back to the council if repairs are not made.An other house was not as fortunate. A house at 613 W. 12th was condemmed by the city after no one showed up to speak at a public hearing.Norton said he had been in touch with the listed owner in May but has not heard back. It has four years of overdue taxes owed, as well as special assessments. The council approved the condemnation, and the owner still has 30 days to either make progress or work out a solution with the city.Several of these houses have been torn down over the last year. In other business: The city council heard from a man who complained that two of his trees had been cut down at 1003 East Woodway by a crew that is often hired by the city. He said one of the trees was going to be cut down anyway, but he did not want the other one cut down.He questioned why the city would do that without permission.City officials did not have an answer and said they would look into it.The council voted to keep its membership in the Kansas Power Pool, which is a group of 23 cities that are art of the Kansas electric system. All of the cities have signed a 20-year contract for power, but this was to remain in the organization.The council has set a work session for 5:30 p.m., June 23 to work on the budget.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 Comments (7) 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. +14 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago I know there were talks about a tire drop off program similar to the one Sedgwick County did a few months back for no charge. Has anyone else heard of this?? This would help combat the mosquitos and also help clean up the city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Why is the City only cracking down on houses they want to demolish? Why don’t they crack down on the numerous code violations on hundreds of houses all over town? There’s a lot of houses in this town, with people living in them, that are obviously unsafe, yet the City does nothing!! Let’s get this town cleaned up!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 269 weeks ago Live Well has it right! Wellington needs to be cleaned up and the residents need to abide by the codes. Why is it necessary that a neighbor has to call the Compliance Officer to complain about violations when the police and city personnel drive by the same residence and see violations? It is not right to have to pit neighbor against neighbor. In my own personal experience this leads to retaliation by the offender, and then nothing is done by the city personnel to correct that problem either. In my block there is a person who is running a car repair shop, and vehicles are often being brought in by Strickland Towing on large trailers. They have even blocked the street at times while unloading. There are numerous untagged vehicles on the lot, and this has been going on for several years. The Highway Patrol officers have been there in the past, as well as Police Officers, but the situation continues. Often the whine of a grinder or sander can be heard half a block away. Businesses with the ensuing vehicles, industrial trailers, bobcats, mowers, etc. should not be allowed in residential zoned areas. Yet if one calls to report the same and asks that the situation be corrected, you are branded as a “complainer”. What do these obstacles do to the value of the well maintained homes in the area if one decides to sell?? The first step in making “Live Well, Live Wellington” a fact is to enforce the regulations and clean up the area. Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Just take a drive out to the COOP and back into town, and look at the first three to four structures you see once inside the city limits. This is first impression that anyone from out of town gets of Wellington… Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Sammi Murdoch · 268 weeks ago I’m curious if you would be willing to email or call the shop with where we are taking these vehicles in residential areas. I work for Stricklands as a dispatcher and would be more then happy to bring this issue up to the bosses. You can email me personally at murdoch_samantha@yahoo.com or please call our shop at 620-326-2591. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down Visitor · 268 weeks ago Sounds like you need to change the name from Wellington to Snobville. No wonder no one wants to live there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 268 weeks ago How do you put a property on the list? Everyone in my neighborhood has complained about 703 e. Lincoln and to no progress on clean up. And no pride in this town or your property is the problem. Only a person who rents would call this place snobville. Property owners want to protect their investments and i didn’t sign up to live next to Fred Sanford ‘ s wet dream. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 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 commentslast_img read more

Minor Hockey Weekend Results

first_imgSunday’s game was a different story with the local boys coming out strong gunning for first place. The final score was 7- 1 for the Flyers with a strong team effort. The offence was led by the line of Cayle Bell (3 goals, 1 assist), Bacso ( 3 assists) and Stragier (1 goal, 1 assist). Other scoring was provided by Brett Young, Brett Howard and Ryder with singles and Pedersen and Anderson chipping in with assists. Kyle Bakstad had a solid effort in goal making 31 saves. The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers played in the Chetwynd tournament this past weekend. The Flyers first game against a very strong Hythe team was a lopsided affair losing 22 – 4. Tristan Nielsen led the flyers offense with a hat trick, Spencer Prieur added a goal and an assist and Aiden Craig-Steele chipped in two assists. The Flyers went into their second game, against the host Chetwynd team, needing a win to move on to the semi’s. The Flyers took an early lead on a goal by Adam Melnyk but Chetwynd managed to tie the score before the end of the first. Chetwynd took a 2-1 lead in the second but a nice goal by Nielsen tied it at 2.  Keenan Gallagher finished off a graet play by Aiden Craig-Steele to give the Flyers a 3 -2 lead. With only 3 minutes remaining Chetwynd managed to tie the game on a power play goal. Chetwynd took this momentum into the next shift and scored the winner with less then 2 minutes left on the clock. An empty net goal sealed the victory for Chetwynd winning 5-3.       The Rangers scored early in the second to take a 3-1 lead but it was all Flyers after that.  Wood shot in Bateman’s rebound and then Lang netted his second from James Bowie to tie the game at three at the end of the second period.      Nolan Lagace gave the Flyers the lead with eight minutes left to play from Salina Edward’s pass and Harris was able to give the Flyers a little breathing room when he slammed one home from Mulligan and Sheldon Loewen.  This proved to be the final goal of the game.  Delfs earned the win in net.        The Flyers then joined their sponsor Ross H. MacLean in Centennial Park for the lighting of the Olympic torch.  The Flyers are off to Quesnel for a tournament next weekend.  Petroleum Association Midget FlyersAdvertisement This weekend the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers swept a two game home series against the Dawson Creek team to complete league play in First Place. The first game on Saturday was a tight affair with neither team wanting to make the first mistake. The Flyers broke things open in the second period with defensemen Adam Bilodeau and Wyatt Anderson scoring for a 2 – 0 lead. Brennan Stragier (2 assists), Michael Bacso and Sean Ryder provided the helpers. A combination of a strong  effort by the defensemen consisting of Chad Roberts, Brendan Beamish, Ryder, Dayne Pedersen, Anderson, Bilodeau and solid goaltending by Travis Mclean shut down Dawson Creek resulting in a 2 – 0 win. Below are local minor hockey results from the weekend.  If you have local sports story, submit them to sports@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comRoss H. MacLean Pee Wee Flyerscenter_img – Advertisement –  On Saturday, the Pee Wee AA Flyers had their closest game against the Grande Prairie AA Titans and scored first with a nice passing play when Alex Hartman slipped one in from Ricky Bateman and Tyler Wood.  Grande Prairie scored the next four before Ralph Jarratt ripped one in from the point.  It looked promising when Aiden Harris slammed one in a couple of minutes later from Jarratt and Lang, to bring the Flyers within one.       In the third the Flyers had numerous chances but it was only Grande Prairie who could find the net and they added one to make it a 5-3 final.  Lane Delfs started and finished the game in net but Colten Lancaster had to enter the game for 15 minutes in the middle due to equipment problems.       On Sunday the Flyers results were better as they defeated High Prairie 5-4 in the morning game.  Lang started the scoring when he picked off a pass and rushed in and scored one unassisted. Ryan Mulligan blasted one from the point to give the Flyers their second goal. Brysan Eklund tipped in Jordan Kosinsky’s shot from the point to tie the game at three.  Ricky Bateman netted one from Hartman and Wood.  Harris scored the winning goal for the Flyers.  Lancaster picked up the win between the pipes.       The Flyers final All Peace Game was a success when they beat the Spirit River Rangers to take second place in the league.  Lang got the Flyers on the board first when he put in Harris’ rebound four minutes into the game.   Spirit River answered back with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead into the second frame.Advertisement The Midget Flyers will now be playing the Rycroft team for the League playoff championship later in February. Next up for the boys is a tournament next weekend in Dawson CreekPimm’s Production Atom Flyers In the consolation final the Flyers played Hudson Hope. The Flyers dominated the game winning 7-2. Nielsen had his second hat trick of the tourney while Konnor Sawyer, Kyle Kristmanson , Spencer Prieur, and Gallagher each scored for the Flyers. Assists came form Melnyk, Craig-Steele, Sawyer, Prieur, Kristmanson and and Nielsen. The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers next action will be a home game this weekend against LeCrete.last_img read more