Marshfield boys swim team comes up just short against D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Tuesday’s Wisconsin Valley Conference boys swim meet came down to the final race, and D.C. Everest pulled out the victory in the 400 freestyle relay to secure an 86-84 victory over Marshfield at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.Everest won the final race by a little less than four seconds to earn eight team points and edge Marshfield (0-2 WVC).Marshfield won five events, including two by Brian Engel and Scott Thompson.Engel won the 100 freestyle in 56.99 and the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96. Engel also teamed with Calden Wojt, Scott Thompson, and Michael Kruse to win the 200 medley relay in 2:01.49.Thompson won the 200 IM in 2:49.94 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.75.Wojt was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:11.27.Marshfield’s next meet is Saturday at the Rhinelander Invitational.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)D.C. Everest 86, Marshfield 84Winners and Marshfield finishers200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Calden Wojt, Scott Thompson, Michael Kruse, Brian Engel) 2:01.49; 3. Marshfield (Colin Thomasgard, Mason Metz, Ben Donahue, Trevyn Tham) 2:10.19; 4. Marshfield (Anthony Hartwig, Nick North, Alec Brenner, Clayton Metz) 2:15.74.200 freestyle: 1. Jacob Grass (DCE) 2:09.26; 3. Donahue (MAR) 2:33.45; 4. M. Metz (MAR) 2:47.90; 5. C. Metz (MAR) 2:48.63.200 IM: 1. Thompson (MAR) 2:40.94; 4. Kruse (MAR) 3:00.52; 5. North (MAR) 3:01.33.50 freestyle: 1. Bennet Laporte (DC) 25.75; 3. Wojt (MAR) 26.81; 4. Tham (MAR) 29.63; 5. C. Metz (MAR) 29.89.100 butterfly: 1. Chris Miller (DC) 1:08.18; 3. Donahue (MAR) 1:14.56; 4. Kruse (MAR) 1:22.71; 5. M. Metz (MAR) 1:31.58.100 freestyle: 1. Engel (MAR) 56.99; 4. Thomasgard (MAR) 1:06.97; 5. Tham (MAR) 1:11.67.500 freestyle: 1. Grass (DC) 6:14.10; 3. Brenner (MAR) 7:00.68; 4. Hartwig (MAR) 7:01.53; 5. Ryan McClellan (MAR) 8:52.80; 6. Tim Benson (AMR) 8:08.81.200 freestyle relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Laporte, Grass, Tim Cornish, Ian Baeten) 1:51.05; 2. Marshfield (M. Metz, Zach Hanson, Erik Tollefson, C. Metz) 2:02.00.100 backstroke: 1. Engel (MAR) 1:07.96; 2. Wojt (MAR) 1:11.27; 3. Thomasgard (MAR) 1:20.07.100 breaststroke: 1. Thompson (MAR) 1:15.75; 4. North (MAR) 1:32.18; 5. Hartwig (MAR) 1:39.26; 6. Ayush Shukla (MAR) 1:55.85.400 freestyle relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Baeten, Zach Heil, Grass, Laporte) 4:05.20; 2. Marshfield (Donahue, Kruse, Thompson, Engel) 4:09.05; 3. Marshfield (Brenner, Tham, Wojt, Thomasgard) 4:27.25; 5. Marshfield (North, Hartwig, McClellan, Andrew Gilkerson) 5:23.89.last_img read more

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Stratford baseball shuts out Auburndale

first_imgDrexler, Heidmann combine on one-hitter for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Stratford scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, and that proved to be enough as it downed Auburndale 3-0 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball game Friday.The game was the Marawood Conference South Division finale for both teams. Stratford is now 13-4 overall and finishes 9-3 and in second place in the conference. Auburndale falls to 8-7 and ends up 5-7 in the Marawood South.Stratford held Auburndale to just one hit in the victory, a single from Aaron Willfahrt.Eli Drexler pitched the four innings to earn the victory, and Lance Heidmann picked up the save with three hitless innings for the Tigers.Dakota Singler, Devyn Palmer, and Drexler had RBIs in the first inning for Stratford. Palmer finished 2-for-3.Auburndale’s tournament schedule for Saturday has been canceled. The Apaches will wrap up their regular season with nonconference games at Nekoosa on Tuesday and at Athens on Thursday.Stratford will play nonconference games at home against Athens on Monday and at Pittsville on Thursday.Both teams open WIAA postseason action with Division 3 regional semifinals May 30 against teams to be determined.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 3, Apaches 0Auburndale 000 000 0 – 0 1 2Stratford 300 000 x – 3 5 2WP: Eli Drexler LP: Caleb Weinfurter. SV: Lance Heidmann.SO: Weinfurter 2; Drexler (4 inn.) 2, Heidmann (3 inn.) 1. BB: Weinfurter 2; Drexler 2, Heidmann 2.Top hitters: A, Aaron Willfahrt 1×2. ST, Dakota Singer RBI; Devyn Palmer 2×3, RBI; Drexler RBI.Records: Auburndale 8-7, 5-7 Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 13-4, 9-3 Marawood South.last_img read more

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Leaping kudu caught on camera in South Africa

first_img22 July 2015A professional photographer was on hand to capture the sight of a lifetime when a kudu bull jumped several metres into the air after he was spooked by a warning call from a Franklin.Arno Pietersen, who was on safari in the Kruger National Park, captured a series of eight frames of the animal’s massive leap, on 19 July.“On Sunday, we were on the H3 road near Kwagga Pan and there was a group of six kudu bulls, which were all crossing the road and moving towards the artificial watering hole,” he said.“The one that I got a picture of was actually the last of the group and sadly it had the smallest horns of them all,” Pietersen said.“It was about 5m from the road when the call of a Franklin spooked it. Usually they call when a predator is around and the bull just ran towards the road and leapt. It was crazy at the time, I didn’t see much through my viewfinder and only when I was looking through the frames afterwards did I see how high it actually jumped.”A great responseSocial media users are awestruck. “Now all those road signs make sense!” wrote Dylan van Zyl on Kruger’s Facebook page.Others expressed their admiration for the country and the photographer.Charlie Cawood described it as a classic photo. “The beauty of our natural heritage continues to impress us. What a leap!”Amalia Keen van Rhyn wrote: “Well done to the photographer.” And Patrick Walsh joked of the kudu: “Thinks he is a Springbok. Should be entered in the Olympic Squad.”Kruger National ParkThe park was established in 1898 to protect South Africa’s wildlife and is nearly 2 million hectares in size.It is home to 336 species of tree, 49 species of fish, 34 species of amphibian, 114 species of reptile, 507 species of bird and 147 species of mammal.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Indian Government to Launch Education Social Network

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The urban/rural digital divide in India is severe, but efforts to change that are underway. (The national literacy rate is 63% and only 3% of homes own personal computers.) Yahoo India, for example, announced a nation-wide program in June to educate rural young people about how to use email, search and other parts of the Internet. Another government program was launched in 2009 and used downloadable educational materials to increase literacy among women. In April, the Indian national government passed a law recognizing the United Nations declaration that education is a universal human right. Only Belgium and Holland have joined India in doing so. Unfortunately, the Indian government is also apt to pass laws permitting censorship of online communications.There’s a legacy of struggle to capture the benefits of the Internet for educational purposes in India, just as there is everywhere. Ten years ago, Pramod Khera wrote the following in a column in India Today (via educator Stephen Downes):“E-learning today is facing the same dilemma and acceptance problems that other Net applications are encountering. The Net has grown at an incredible speed in the past decade mainly because of unreasonably high expectations created by Internet and dotcom enthusiasts and protagonists. In their eagerness, they created applications without really analysing and understanding the fundamentals of these applications. They did a good job of populating the Web with enormous content and faulty applications. As a result, customers experienced serious shortcomings, lacunae and inefficiencies in their (applications’) delivery. The story of e-learning is no different.”Those same words could have been written about online education anywhere, ten years ago, if not today. It will be very interesting to see what the government of Rajasthan launches next month. marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#E-Learning#international#web Can a government build an effective Facebook for education?The government of Rajasthan, one of the largest states in India, is building out extensive infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology resources and training, with the collaboration of multiple international agencies including the World Economic Forum. Next month, the state’s information technology department plans on launching its own education social network: like Facebook, for learning. According to coverage in The Economic Times of India and elsewhere, the site will include all the standard features of social networking (photos, games) but will be focused primarily on educational collaboration and will include topic experts jumping in to answer questions raised by users. 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet, says Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the HASTAC/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition. From Virginia Heffernan’s NYT Editorial this weekend, Education Needs a Digital-Age UpgradeThe Indian tech economy has a long history of leadership in e-learning, and so building an official social network to augment other educational efforts sounds like a smart next step to explore. Many have tried before; let’s see what the government can do. Given the massive adoption of mobile devices in India (second most data consumption in the world), it will be interesting to see what kind of mobile component the effort will have.Can a state-built social network prove compelling to young users? That will probably be easier said than done, but it sounds like there are enough resources behind the project to expect meaningful investment in research and design. The responsible department’s own website doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, though. Pluggd.in, a leading blog about technology startups in India, calls both the country’s school management software and its education system in general “archaic.” Right: From the Education for Education rural computer literacy project, Rukmini Banerji:“…in the center of the room we could see two laptops. Four young people sat with the computers – two to one computer – with the computer instructor right next to them. She was young – not more than 20 or 22. Her students were also probably the same age. They were learning how to make PowerPoint presentations. I sat quietly behind this group for a long time. The instructor spoke and the students did what she said. It was the best lesson on making PowerPoint presentations that I had ever witnessed. Apart from a quick welcome, neither the students nor the instructor paid any attention to me. They concentrated on the work they were doing. I later learned that the electricity supply in the village is unreliable, so while there is electricity, they don’t waste time and they maximize what they can do on the laptops.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Ancelotti: ‘Salzburg-Napoli fundamental’

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti warns Napoli that their two meetings with RB Salzburg are “fundamental” for Champions League qualification. “I want to see intensity and courage.” It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) in Austria. “Salzburg started the season well and although they changed a lot of players, they maintained the same approach to football with intensity and pace,” said Ancelotti in his press conference. RB Salzburg beat Genk 6-2 in their opening fixture and only narrowly lost 4-3 away to Liverpool, so are genuine contenders for qualification from this group. “There is a lot at stake in these two games, as Salzburg have shown they are capable of qualifying for the Round of 16, so yes these will be very important matches. “I want to see a courageous Napoli team that gives its all. This will have a lot of intensity, so we need courage, ideas, the desire to take the game by the scruff of the neck and collective work to overcome a team that has been doing very well this season. “Salzburg have players with different qualities and characteristics in attack, who combine well. They can do damage both with close passing and on the counter-attack, so they are versatile. “They did very well against Liverpool, as it’s not easy to score three goals at Anfield, so we must certainly be wary.” Napoli have not won a Champions League away fixture for three years, while Salzburg are unbeaten at home in Europe since 2016. “It’s not just my fault, Maurizio Sarri was here too,” smiled Ancelotti. “We have the experience of playing here last season in the Europa League. It’s true we lost 3-1, but after 20 minutes we already had qualification in our pockets with the away goal, so we relaxed a bit too much. “These are passionate and intimidating atmospheres, but we have to resist that and focus on playing with courage. Napoli can only win if we show our quality. A win away from home would be fundamental in the group, obviously.” Ancelotti was asked about Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, who returned from Mexico with an ankle injury and did not feature in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Hellas Verona. “Lozano had a knock on international duty, but he is fine and will certainly give his contribution tomorrow. Arek Milik has always had space when he’s been in good shape. I know if he’ll play from the start, and he could do, but I won’t tell you… “Dries Mertens is the freshest, as he was rested at the weekend, so the one with the freshest legs has a better possibility of starting. I don’t decide the line-up, it is the work in training that tells me what to do. “We are all here to do the best of our abilities and I think our best is enough to get three points here. Considering 14 players for this game is important, as I know you are only interested in the starting XI, but those who come off the bench can be decisive. “You reporters tend to get the XI right, but the important thing is that I get the right XI!” Will Fernando Llorente be in the starting line-up? “It depends on what kind of game you expect. If I thought we’d play for 90 minutes in the opposition half, then Llorente would have advantages. I think we need to choose strikers who are… good,” he smiled. Ancelotti was also asked if he still felt happy in his work, perhaps in light of recent comments from President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Football was my passion when I was 10 years old and it is still my passion, even if the environment around it doesn’t always make me happy, but I love watching games, working on the formations and studying teams. That I will always love.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Karamoh receives racial abuse

first_imgYann Karamoh has confirmed that he received racial abuse on social media after Parma’s 2-2 draw with Inter. Karamoh helped Parma earn a point against his former side on Saturday and posted a video on Instagram of his goal at San Siro. However, one vile user replied to the clip with a message containing monkey and banana emojis, which did not go amiss. “I’d like to share this unacceptable message with you,” wrote the France Under-21 forward on Instagram. “Football is a dream for us players and for you fans, a passion handed down from generation to generation. “No matter your frustration, these messages mustn’t exist.” Roma defender Juan Jesus was also subjected to racism on the platform, resulting in the perpetrator being banned from attending football matches in Italy. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Haseeb Hameed’s Ashes hopes dashed after injury to right hand

first_imgMiddlesex Hameed had picked up the injury when struck by James Harris with Lancashire four down, after an early burst from Finn, in pursuit of 221. After extensive inspection, he retired hurt and had an x-ray. He has form for returning to the fray with busted digits and the sense is that this, given his low-handed technique, will not be the last busted digit he endures. This one, though, is badly timed and surely ends his faint hopes of Ashes selection, as well as his season.Hameed was not the only England concern thrown up by this game; the selectors, days before announcing their squad for Australia, will be keeping a keen eye on the CT scan Toby Roland-Jones undergoes on his back on Friday. After pulling up on Tuesday evening, an initial scan showed no major damage and Roland-Jones was well enough to bat in Middlesex’s second innings. He, like Ollie Rayner, who has a side injury, is very unlikely to play at Taunton on Monday.Finn’s display was deeply encouraging, though. He began the day by bowling Liam Livingstone with one that nipped back handsomely (although Livingstone, another with Ashes aspirations, will regret his loose drive), then pinning Steven Croft in front with one that stayed very low. The pitch, troublesome throughout, behaved better on the final day once the ball had softened. When Tim Murtagh trapped Shivnarine Chanderpaul lbw, Lancashire had lost three for 14 on the day, and their hopes rested with Hameed. Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on Messenger Read more Share on Pinterest Lancashire Share on WhatsApp County Championship Division One Cricket England cricket team Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. After Harris did for Hameed (the first time, at least), Dane Vilas chose to counterpunch, before gloving Finn behind shortly before lunch, hooking. His fifth was Jordan Clark, swinging outside off and caught behind. This, remarkably, was Finn’s first first-class five-wicket haul since the Edgbaston Ashes Test of 2015, and his first in the championship since April 2014. He has only once recorded better figures, his breakthrough nine for 37 against Worcestershire in 2010, and his captain, Adam Voges, did not shirk the opportunity to promote Finn’s Ashes chances.“He’s bowled as well as I’ve ever seen him bowl,” Voges said. “A bowler down [with Roland-Jones’s injury] became two bowlers down with Ollie and his dodgy side, so to stand up the way he did, well assisted by Murtagh and Harris, was superb. He had rhythm, his pace was up and his areas were good. He wanted to bowl every over, he didn’t want it taken out of his hands, which is a good sign. If he bowls like that he should 100% should go to Australia.”With just the tail to get through, Voges and Rayner – who the captain said was “at times having trouble breathing”, so bad was his intercostal injury – played vital roles with their superb slip catching. After Harris trapped Tom Bailey with a questionable lbw, Voges took a fine flying catch at first slip to give Finn his sixth and dismiss Kyle Jarvis, who looks increasingly likely to return to Zimbabwe at the end of the season.Finn took a rest and Dawid Malan bowled some leg-breaks, then Rayner’s catch was even better to dismiss Ryan McLaren – another unlikely to return in 2018, despite a superb contribution this season. McLaren looked to ramp over the cordon but Rayner, a vast presence at second slip, dived left and stuck his right hand up to pluck a brilliant catch, and back came Hameed. Parkinson’s low edge was taken by Voges and, after deliberation from the umpires, Finn had eight for 79.“I’ve played for this club for a long time and I’m very proud to represent it, and will be into the future. It was about time I did something for the boys,” Finn said, of covering for the absence of the leader of the attack, Roland-Jones. “I felt really good. I’ve got experience in playing down under in both one-day internationals and Test matches. Good and bad. I think I could add to whatever group goes down there.” Share on LinkedIn Batman begins: meet Haseeb Hameed, English cricket’s rising star Haseeb Hameed Share on Facebook match reports County cricket: Finn takes 8-79 in Middlesex win, Surrey v Somerset – as it happened On a day when England’s one-day players were frustrated by the rain that forced an abandonment of their international against West Indies at Trent Bridge, there was worse news for one batsman hoping to be in the Test squad this winter.With 38 required and Lancashire nine down, Haseeb Hameed, a finger on his right hand fractured, strode through the Lord’s pavilion to join an old classmate at Bolton school, Matt Parkinson, in the middle. Hameed’s brave effort was in vain; he survived nine balls before Parkinson, a true tail-ender, edged to first slip to become the irresistible Steven Finn’s eighth wicket. Middlesex had won a wonderful game by 36 runs and put their survival hopes, going into the trip to their fellow strugglers Somerset next week, in their own hands. Read more Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Steven Finn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Body Science – Winter Special

first_imgBody compression garments, the same worn by our National Training Squads, are available for purchase.Mens: Athletic Longs, Long Sleeve Top & Squirt Bottle RRP $250 – TFA Member price $150 Womens: Athletic Longs, Full Quad Shorts & Squirt Bottle RRP $240 – TFA Member price $140 To take advantage of the special deal, visit the website below and do not forget to add the friends code which is “austouch”. The code must be entered to get the discount.To take up this exciting opportunity or for more information visit the Body Science Touch Football Australia page at http://www.kompressorz.com/austouchlast_img read more

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13 days agoDONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashton

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashtonby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley youth team goalkeeper Harry Allen has joined Vanarama National League North side Curzon Ashton on a short-term loan.The former Manchester United shot stopper has joined U23 goalkeeper Kai Calderbank-Park, who is also on loan at the Ashton-under-Lyne Club.Allen has played in all, but one league matches for Tony Philliskirk’s side this season in the U18 Professional Development League.Meanwhile, Calderbank-Park is currently away on international duty for Australia U19’s, with the goalkeeper returning back to England on Tuesday. last_img read more

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