School Recess Today

first_imgThe other day I drove by one of our local schools when the kids were out on what we would have called the playground in my day.  What I saw was not what the fitness experts want to see kids doing.  There were a lot of kids standing around in small groups talking, a few kids were walking around a track, and a few were tossing a ball.  Back in my day, we couldn’t wait to get to recess or noon break so we could play baseball or kickball.  Before you hit the playground, you already had your teams chosen and you wasted no time getting the game started.  The game went on until, in my case, one of the nuns rounded you up and sent you back into the building.I know most schools today have a no-phone policy, but I still go by school buildings and see kids looking at something held in their hands.  Maybe they are so used to using their phone that they look at their hands even when they don’t have a phone in it.  I bet one thing, not many of the kids today go back into the building with any sweat beads anywhere on their body unless it is 95 in the shade and they are sweating just from standing around.last_img read more

Secretary of State Lawson urges Hoosiers to VOTE

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Today is Election Day, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is reminding Hoosiers to vote.Hoosiers can go to www.indianavoters.com to look up which candidates will be on their ballot. Voters will be required to enter their county of residence, name and date of birth to access their personal information. Voters can also find information on their polling location and election night results.“I encourage all Hoosier voters to visit IndianaVoters.com to educate themselves on who they’ll be voting for and where they’ll be voting,” said Secretary Lawson. “An informed electorate is the key to a successful society so I encourage all voters to take advantage of this tool.”Hoosiers may also call the toll free Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE to speak directly to a representative for information, polling locations and to file grievances. Staff will be on hand to answer calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Election Day.Voters may also visit www.in.gov/sos for additional information, including information regarding Indiana’s photo ID law. Indiana’s photo ID law requires every voter to present a government issued ID before casting their vote at the polls. For more information on Photo ID go to http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2401.htm. Voters are not required to have a real ID to vote.last_img read more

Red River Valley, Norman County host Sanders Modified Challenge Tour dates

first_imgWEST FARGO, N.D. – IMCA Modifieds take to the track in $1,300 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features on both nights of the Sanders Modified Challenge Tour.Events Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and Thursday, Aug. 9 at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., are draw/redraw and pay $1,100 for second and $1,000 for third.Minimum start money is $200. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central and Minnesota State points, but no track points will be awarded.Out-Pace Racing Products gives a $100 hard charger award. Both shows will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and pork chops will be served in the pit area after the race program is complete at Ada.Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., the draw cutoff is at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. Car and driver is $30.More information is posted on the track websites.last_img read more

Elliott scores Red River Mod Tour win at Grayson County

first_imgChris Elliott raced to the win in the Red River IMCA Modified Tour at Grayson County Speedway May 31. (photo by Debra Hix)By Mike SpiekerBELLS, Texas (May 31) – The inaugural Red River IMCA Modified Tour produced its fifth different winner in as many nights Thursday at Grayson County Speedway.Chris Elliott started fifth and charged to the $1,000 payday and a berth on the Fast Shafts All Star Invitational ballot.“This feels so good,” said Elliott in victory lane. “We were working on this thing until 7:30 in the morning. The car has been really good, I just haven’t had any luck in the features. [Grayson County Speedway] is my type of place. This place is awesome. It was a lot of fun out there.”David McKay and Justin Radcliff led the field of 25 IMCA Modifieds to the green flag for the 25-lap feature. McKay grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but Radcliff came storming back to take the point on lap three. Matt Guillaume took advantage of a lap six restart as he raced into second.Elliott, who was the only car in the top five running the cushion, was making progress as he moved into third on lap seven. Two circuits later, Elliott found a way around Guillaume.A thrilling three-wide race for the lead broke out around the halfway point as both Elliott and Guillaume reeled in Radcliff for the lead. The lead trio went three-wide down the back straightaway before they all swapped lanes in turns three and four.Exiting the turn, Elliott made a textbook crossover move underneath both Radcliff and Guillaume to take the lead entering turn one.Once out front, Elliott found his groove up on the high side once again and set sail.At the line, Elliott topped Sustaire, Riley Simmons and Guillaume.Results – 1. Chris Elliott; 2. Kevin Sustaire; 3. Riley Simmons; 4. Matt Guillaume; 5. Fred Wojtek; 6. Jeffrey Abbey; 7. Justin Radcliff; 8. Chase Allen; 9. Kyle Whitworth; 10. Kevin Green; 11. Cory Davis; 12. John Gober; 13. Jeff Hoegh; 14. David McKay; 15. Jason Hillard; 16. Chad Melton; 17. Brian Schultz; 18. Robbie Daniels; 19. Ryan Williams; 20. Talon Minten; 21. Bo Day; 22. Josh McGaha; 23. JP Dowell; 24. Curtis Allen; 25. Mark Carrell.last_img read more

USC falls in final home stand of season

first_imgThe Trojans faltered on Senior Day as they dropped their 10th consecutive game of the season to Oregon at the Galen Center on Saturday, 78-63.Duck hunter · Senior guard Pe’Shon Howard led the Trojans with 20 points — 16 of which came in the first half — against Oregon. Howard entered his final home game at USC averaging 10.9 points per game. – Jojo Korsh | Daily TrojanIt was the last game that USC (10-19, 1-15 Pac-12) would play in front of its home crowd this season, as the team goes back on the road next weekend to finish off regular season conference play before traveling to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament.For the Trojans’ five seniors, Pe’Shon Howard, D.J. Haley, Omar Oraby, Daniel Munoz and J.T. Terrell, it was the last game they would ever play at the Galen Center.These seniors would combine for 41 of the Trojans’ 63 total points  while junior guard Byron Wesley tacked on 12 points for USC in the losing effort.“[The seniors] played really good basketball and we saw that in the score, back and forth for 30 minutes,” said USC head coach Andy Enfield.Howard, who transferred to USC from Maryland this season, led USC with 20 points, three short of his career-high 23, in his final game at home.“Pe’Shon is really such a great player and he came out here and he really played his heart out,” Oregon forward Mike Moser said.Oregon (20-8, 8-8) once again was too much to handle for the Trojans, however, who lost their eighth straight to the Ducks.In addition to reaching the 20th victory plateau for the fourth straight year, Oregon also picked up its fifth consecutive victory on a rainy day that resembled the type of weather the Ducks are used to playing in back home.The Trojans stuck around for most of the game, as the two teams went into halftime tied at 36.At halftime, the 1954 USC Final Four team was recognized by Athletic Director Pat Haden for being the only USC team to ever reach the Final Four. But the good vibes from halftime did not carry over into second half.The last time the two teams played in Eugene, Ore., the Trojans led the Ducks by four at the half before Oregon pulled away to prevail 78-66.Saturday’s game would follow a  similar script as the Trojans trailed 61-60 with 9:21 to play, but the game slipped away in the final nine minutes, when Oregon outscored them 17-3 to pull away.“I was really trying to get guys going in the second half toward the end, being aggressive,” Howard said.But the Trojans just couldn’t keep up with the Ducks, turning the ball over 12 times in total compared to Oregon’s 10 and racking up 26 team fouls to Oregon’s 18.“I thought we were playing excellent team basketball,” Enfield said. “We were making the right plays, we were making shots, and then we turned the ball over four or five teams during that crucial stretch.”Moser was a force to be reckoned with for the Ducks in their scoring attack and on the boards, posting a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead all players.Oregon had three other players reach the double-figure mark with Joseph Young tallying 16 points and Jason Calliste and Elgin Cook adding 13 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench.It has been a tough season for the Trojans, who went winless in the month of February and won only one game in January, against a respectable Cal team.“If you would have asked us before the season, we would have expected to win more games,” Enfield said. “But, at the same time, we have played some good basketball teams, but they deserve credit as well.”The ending to the 2013-2014 season resembles that of the 2011-2012 season, when the Trojans dropped 10 in a row to finish the season under former head coach Kevin O’Neill.Unless they can pull off a win against Washington State next weekend, the Trojans will finish the regular season at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings.“Besides our first five games, we’ve competed every game,” Howard said. “We go into every game looking to win.”Though the team was selected to finish 11th in the preseason conference polls, few people thought that USC would end up with only one or two Pac-12 wins under Enfield in his first season as head coach.The Trojans will try to stay out of the basement as they travel north to take on the Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies on March 6 and 8.last_img read more

Ishmael named to midseason All-American 2nd team

first_img Published on October 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael was named to the Associated Press’ midseason All-American second team Tuesday.Ishmael, the leading pass-catcher for both Syracuse and all of the FBS, has already set career marks in both catches (62) and receiving yards (802). The 6-foot-2 wideout caught SU’s final touchdown in the Orange’s upset of then-No. 2 Clemson last weekend. It was his fourth score of 2017.“Steve, I think he’s hands-down the best receiver in the nation,” SU quarterback Eric Dungey said after Friday’s win.Colorado State’s Michael Gallup, who leads FBS with 948 receiving yards, joined Ishmael as the second team’s other receiver, while James Washington of Oklahoma State and David Sills V of West Virginia earned first-team honors. Players were selected by 16 of the AP Top 25 voting panel.Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to Ishmael’s hometown this Saturday to take on No. 8 Miami (5-0, 3-0 ACC) at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ryan All Ireland talk irrelevant in League

first_imgThe Tipperary Senior Hurling boss was speaking as his side continue preparations for a tough clash against Waterford this weekend.The Premier will be hoping to make it two wins out of two in Division 1 A but are very aware of the battle they face when they travel to the Deise on Sunday.Michael Ryan accepts there’s a lot of talk about his side’s chances of being back in Croke Park again at the business end of the season but at the moment their focus is on the here and now Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match at Walsh Park from 1.50pm on Sunday in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group, Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea AND O’Dwyer Brothers, Tipperary Town.last_img read more

Alexander: Is Pat Riley in the Lakers’ future? Should he be?

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers• A week ago, shortly after Johnson quit, the 74-year-old Riley, president of the Miami Heat for the last 23 years, was asked about it and shot the possibility down.“No doubt, I have a history with that team,” he told reporters in Miami. “I was there 20 years, and I have a lot of friends still in the organization. I had a good conversation with Magic after he stepped down, and I’m sure they’re gonna work it out. But I’m not gonna be a part of that. That’s not what I want to do.”But Stephen A. Smith tossed it back out there Friday morning, and it again had the fan base buzzing. And it would be so Lakers: Bring in a big name, and bring in someone with Lakers ties.• The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that the Lakers are the NBA’s version of the Raiders. Long after the run of championships has ended, there persists an organizational attitude that stunts growth and impedes progress: “The same old ways worked just fine then, they should work now, and anyway, we’re the Lakers (or Raiders) and you’re not.” The row of Larry O’Brien Trophies in the window overlooking the practice courts is not indicative of future success. A superstar hire, or a superstar signing, might get the fan base energized but does not by itself counterbalance a sharp, savvy collection of basketball minds … like the one the other NBA team in town has assembled. • And for those Lakers fans who hope against hope that Jerry West would bolt his consultant’s role with the Clippers and return to their team? Don’t hold your breath. You might turn purple.• We look at fan interest in L.A. now and we assume that it will always be thus, Lakers No. 1 in the hearts and minds of Angelenos, Clippers a distant No. 2.Do not assume.Keep this in mind: There are a lot of 7- and 8-year-old kids in L.A. who have never seen a Lakers championship, and who might be starting to get interested in sports and basketball and the NBA in a landscape where the Clippers are the superior team. Habits formed now tend to last.Consider the Clippers’ youth initiatives: A growing Jr. Clippers program, and the organization’s ambition of refurbishing indoor and outdoor basketball courts throughout L.A. Add the potential of their own arena and the ability to forge their own distinct identity, and an organization not wed to the past, the way the Lakers seem to be.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years This is a long play for the Clippers, and when all those kids grow up it’s going to be a far fairer fight. (Until then, just imagine dinner table conversations in those households where the parents are Lakers fans and the kids adopt the Clippers.)• There is, by the way, another pecking order that we just assume will continue: Dodgers No. 1, Angels No. 2. And yet we are into the sixth season in which a good chunk of Southern California can’t watch Dodgers games on TV regularly, thanks to the spat between Spectrum, which owns the exclusive rights, and DirecTV, Dish and the non-Spectrum cable services that decline to pay what Spectrum is asking per subscriber.Again, if you’re a kid growing up in SoCal and you can see Mike Trout on TV every night and Cody Bellinger hardly at all until the postseason, who might you pay more attention to?• Of course, this assumes that regional sports networks remain our main vehicle for following our teams. Again, don’t assume. The smart people in various teams and leagues are already paying attention to streaming, pay-per-view, and presumably technologies that we probably can’t even imagine yet.The Dodgers’ $8.35 billion contract with Spectrum runs through 2038. How do you think we’ll be consuming our games by then?jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twittercenter_img The world according to Jim:• At the moment, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka appears to be permanently ensconced at the top of the team’s basketball operations organizational chart. He seems to have Jeanie Buss’ ear, and her trust – or at least they both have Kobe Bryant in common – and he’s the one handling the search for a new coach.But this is basketball’s preeminent reality show, with apologies to LaVar Ball. Last week’s episode? Earvin Johnson’s stunning and sudden departure as the overall basketball boss (reportedly, just before he was ready to fire Pelinka). This week’s storyline: Pat Riley as Magic’s replacement?ESPN, also known as the Worldwide Leader in Speculation And Filling Dead Air, dropped that one back into the hopper Friday. It would be intriguing, and it checks two boxes with Riles’ history with both the Lakers and with LeBron James. But is it feasible? And would it work? Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Oct. 21 – 28, 2013

first_imgAhmad, Alexandria22Derby, KS501 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOProbation Violation10/24/13 Hurt, Paul H.41Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive MulvaneSUSOPoss. of Marijuana and Poss. Drug Paraphernailia10/25/13 Smith, Marsha L.32Wichita, KS5500 S. Broadway, MulvaneMPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Belle Plaine0 Castro, Henry A.38Wellington, KS2000 N.”H”, Wellington, KSSUSOCriminal Use of a financial card and Forgery, and Probation Violation10/25/13 Ellis, Phillip E.23Wichita, KSI-35, MP 33 Mulvane KsSUSODriving while suspended, No Insurance, Window Tint Violation10/22/13 KHP1 Reppond, Ronnie27Little Rock AR501 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOSg County Warrant10/22/13 Smiley, Robert29Conway Springs, Ks900 N Conway Springs Rd Conway Springs, KsSUSODriving while suspended10/22/13 Hiten, Joshua T.31Oxford, KS202 S. Illoinois, Oxford, KSOXPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Mulvane2 Anderson, Austin21Wellington, KS1000 Block N. “H”, Wellington Ks.WPDDriving while suspended10/21/13 Brown, Jay Dee70Wellington, KS1300 E Lincoln Wellington KsWPDAggravated Assault10/24/13 Bail Bondsman1 Kolb, Savannah18Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSBONDSMANProbation Revocation10/23/13 Pepper, Colby20Wellington, KSWellington Ks.SUSOFailure to appear10/21/13 Renfro, Priscilla52Wellington, KS400 S C Wellington KsWPDDriving under the influence10/26/13 Reyes-Hernandez, Raul44Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSODriving while suspended10/24/13 Oxford1 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 10/21/2013 thru 10/28/2013 Harper, Ashley27Wichita, KSI35 MM 33 Mulvane KsSUSODriving while suspended10/25/13center_img Sedgwick Co36 Duerkson, Dennis43Belle Plaine, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 Hours10/25/13 Shawn, Christopher33Wellington, KS411 N F Wellington, KsSUSOProbation Violation10/26/13 Long, Martin44Rock Island121 W Main Mulvane KSMPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Gregg, Mark46Wellington, KS1311 E 16th Wellington, KsWPDPossession of opiates10/26/13 Washington, Dasion Ronte21Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOBattery10/21/13 Sumner Co18 Rice, Taylor23Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 Hours10/25/13 Hockenbury, Tyler K.53Caldwell, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/25/13 Cain, Mark Allen43Wichita, KS31 Nwebb Caldwell, KSSUSOFTA, DUI10/27/13 Layton, Nicholas J.21Wellington, KS300 N. “G”, Wellington KSWPDDriving while suspended10/23/13 Bowen, Amanda31Mulvane, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOTheft, Burglary with sexual motivated crime, Felony Theft10/22/13 Gray, Jacob22Wellington, KS200 E Kansas Wellington, KsWPDInterference with LEO10/27/13 Trask, Michael B.49Wichita, KS501 N. Washington Wellington KsSUSO2 Warrants one for  Failure to appear, one for Buglary, Theft, Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass, and Battery10/24/13 Bookings Wellington PD6 Martinez, Jorge22Wichita, KSI35 MM 16 Wellington, KsKHP Driving under the influence, No DL10/28/13 Martin, Shawn M.26Clinton, TN.Sedgwick County JailSUSOFailure to appear10/25/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrestlast_img read more

Gritty releases uplifting statement on Twitter: ‘We have no hockey. But we have each other’

first_imgLeprequarantine. pic.twitter.com/CIrq0cwK51— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) March 17, 2020The mascot also added they’ve started watching LOST — in the third season — and is well, lost.They ended it with words of encouragement, “I’m lonely, so I’m sure you are too. We can be lonely together. Maybe being together in loneliness will make us … not lonely? I recognize that there’s a lot going on, and I rightfully assume my duty to be the orange light of hope in this COVID-19 covered world.”After all laughter is the best medicine. Next to medicine.” People don’t forget. pic.twitter.com/WyMdYV3XP2— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) March 10, 2020On Tuesday, everyone’s favorite furry, orange mascot reemerged on Twitter and Instagram offering up a message of hope and love to everyone as sports take a back seat for now.”My Dear Gritizens,” they began. “We have no hockey. But we have each other. Now is when I would typically embrace you with my fur, but instead I will envelop you with my words (social distancing).”pic.twitter.com/1EwA4GFYfO— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) March 17, 2020The note asked how everyone was doing and then quickly turned to, of course, divulge how Gritty is.”I’m taking this very seriously,” they said. “My paws are v [sic] clean. My home is completely wrapped in toilet paper, the virus isn’t getting in.”I’m health in its purest form. My body temp is at the classic Gritty average of minus -55.6 degrees Celsius [that’s -68.08 Fahrenheit, by the way], I’ve never felt slimmer but I still can’t seem to shake this swimmer’s ear (ongoing issue). You know what they say, when the virus goes low, we go high.”Gritty added that they’ve been watching “Osmosis Jones” for the ninth time. According to IMDB, the movie is about a policeman white blood cell named Osmosis Jones, with the help of a cold pill, needing to stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in.  With everything going on in the hockey world, and, well, the world due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Gritty went silent on Twitter. It had been a week since the Philadelphia Flyers mascot had tweeted. Their last tweet was on March 10, reminding Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand of his last trip to the City of Brotherly Love — when he overskated the puck in the shootout and cost the team from Beantown the game.last_img read more