Mayor throws down planning gauntlet in London

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Wellington 7th grade football team stays undefeated; 7th volleyball team as well; Caldwell and Argonia v-ball teams are ranked

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington seventh grade football team is 4-0… the seventh grade volleyball is undefeated… the Argonia and Caldwell volleyball teams are in the top 10 of their classifications. Lots of good things going on in the realm of county sports…Wellington freshman-sophomore football:Wichita Collegiate beat Wellington 28-6 in a combined freshman and sophomore game Monday evening in Wichita. There was not enough players for the Spartans to field both a junior varsity and freshman team so they combined the teams.Wellington seventh football: The Knights are 4-0. Wellington defeated El Dorado 36-8 Thursday evening.“When things go right they go right,” said Brandon Wilmoth, Wellington Middle School football coach. “The Knights had some good Karma last Thursday”Wellington got a safety off a 78-yard punt for the coverage team. Two onside kicks were never met to be onside kicks and were recovered by Knights, and the defense scooped up a loose ball for a touchdown.“Special teams and big plays were all on our side in the seventh grade game,” Wilmoth said. “The boys came out ready to play and beat El Dorado on all sides of the football field.  We look good and played with a lot of heart. This team has a lot of good players and we need to continue work hard and get better each week”Joe Ybarra had 10 carries for 124 yards three touchdowns with runs of 25, 28 and 30. He threw a TD pass and returned a fumble 46 yards for a TD. He also was part of the safety.DeAndre Washington had nine carries for 31 yards with two two-point conversions and caught a touchdown pass.Defensively Joe Ybarra , Chi Barton and Hunter Graves led the team in tackles with three each.Braden Sanders forced a fumble which was returned by Joe Ybarra for touchdown.Michael Ledbetter would record a 78 yard punt.Wellington eighth football:The Wellington Knights eighth grade finished 1 – 2 losing 32-0 to El Dorado.“When things go wrong they went all wrong for the 8th grade Knights,” Wilmoth said. “I guess all the good Karma went with the seventh graders didn’t translate to the eighth grade. We could not catch a break.”Wellington missed a lot of easy plays to take advantage of their defense.“I think we dropped a least three or four touchdown passes,” Wilmoth said. “The one time we did find the end zone we get called back for holding, which we did do as our player mugged the guy.”Wilmoth said Wellington lost another ball carrier this week in the second quarter as Trey Cary went down with a wrist injury.“If you’re keeping count that’s now three ball carriers we have lost this season alone,” Wilmoth said. “We really need for some guys to step in and fill some big shoes so we can finish the season out strong”Jones had 51 yards on 14 carries.Walton had 18 yards on five carries.Hodson caught two passes for 25 yards.Ian Groom had seven solo tackles and four assisted tackles.Wellington seventh volleyball:The Wellington seventh grade volleyball made it 4-0 with a 25-9 and 25-15 victory over El Dorado on Thursday. No score was available for the Wellington eighth grade.Argonia, Caldwell volleyball: Argonia defeated Caldwell in the championship of the eight-team Central-Burden varsity volleyball tournament on Saturday. This was a battle of the two top ranked teams in the South-Central Border League.The Kansas Volleyball Association rankings were released on Sept. 25. Caldwell is ranked No. 7 in Class 1A Division 1 and Argonia is ranked No. 2 in Class 1A Division 2. The full rankings are as follows:Class 1A – Div. 1 (ranked the week before)1. Olpe 9-1 (1)2. Centralia 14-3 (3)3. Bucklin 8-0 (4)4. Spearville 15-1 (5)5. Hoxie 15-1 (2)6. St. John 8-3 (6)7. Caldwell 12-1 (8)8. Atwood-Rawlings County 9-2 (NR).9. Goessel 9-2 (NR)10. Waverly 12-5 (9)Class 1A Div. 2 1. Baileyville B&B 16-2 (2)2. Argonia 12-3 (1) 3. Wallace County 16-2 (3)4. Beloit-St. John’s Tipton 11-4 (5)5. Almena-Nothern Valley 7-3 (4)6. Rexford – Golden Plains 9-1 (6)7. Wheatland-Grinell 7-4 (9)8. Natoma 10-5 (10)9. Sylvan-Lucas 9-5 (NR)10. Palco 5-5 (NR).South-Central Border League volleyball standings as of last Friday are as follows:Place    League Record                                              Overall Record 643CedarVale/Dexter119 170Caldwell141 825South Haven212 442Udall87 442Sedan104 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 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 You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Sarri back, Ronaldo firing on all cylinders as Juventus head for Fiorentina

first_imgMaurizio Sarri missed Juventus’s first two matches because of pneumoniaMilan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina on Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly-anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.The ex-Chelsea coach missed his first two league games with the Serie A champions against Parma and his former club Napoli.But the 60-year-old will be on the bench for the first time on Saturday as Juventus look to make it three wins this season before their Champions League opener at Atletico Madrid midweek.Ronaldo’s four goals in Portugal’s European qualifying win over Lithuania during the week were enough to send shivers down the spines of Fiorentina fans.The 34-year-old overtook Ireland’s Robbie Keane as the all-time top scorer in Euro qualifiers, with 25 goals, and will be looking to impress further with the winner of the Best FIFA Football Awards to be named in Milan on September 23.Ronaldo will lead the Juventus attack along with Douglas Costa and Gonzalo Higuain, the Argentine also in-form on his return to Turin after a loan spell at Chelsea.“I’m back on the same team as Cris (Ronaldo) after a few years and he’s even stronger, more complete and ambitious, I’m happy to play with him again,” said Higuain, who played alongside Ronaldo on Real Madrid, said on Thursday.Fiorentina have also changed owners and coach with former AC Milan and Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella overseeing two defeats in as many games on his return to the club.“Great stories are born of impossible challenges,” said Montella, whose side last beat their fierce rivals in January 2017.The rivalry has been fuelled further after Juventus wrapped up their eighth consecutive title with a 2-1 win at the expense of the Tuscans last April.“I’d like to start a new chapter in Fiorentina’s history by doing something special against Sarri’s team,” Montella told Gazzetta Dello Sport.And Montella believes that new French signing Franck Ribery can make the difference for the team.“Franck played the friendly against Perugia as if he was playing the Champions League final,” he said.“He’s different, as Ronaldo is different. We talk of stars who excel through sacrifice. They are wonderful examples for everyone.”“It will be hard, very hard, but we’re convinced that we will see a new great Fiorentina,” said new Italian-American owner Rocco Commisso hoping to build a team who can add to their  Serie A titles in 1956 and 1969.– Ancelotti ‘outrage’ –Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, who are midtable, need to pick themselves up after Kalidou Koulibaly’s own goal handed Juventus a 4-3 win in Turin last weekend. But they play their first match at home this season against Sampdoria with doubts over whether their San Paolo stadium will be ready in time.The Serie A outfit played their opening two league games away from home, at Fiorentina and Juventus, due to the reconstruction of the stadium.Ancelotti said he was “outraged” after seeing the state of the changing rooms midweek with their Champions League opener against Liverpool next Tuesday.The contractors have however insisted the work will be completed by Friday.Inter Milan welcome Udinese to the San Siro also looking to extend their maximum points with Antonio Conte’s side ahead of both Juventus and Torino  on goal difference.Inter’s new star signing Romelu Lukaku will be looking to score for a third consecutive game a week after monkey chants against the Belgian tarnished their 2-1 triumph at Cagliari.nter are also in Champions League duty against Slavia Prague at the San Siro on Tuesday and need to avoid a slip-up against Udinese who shocked AC Milan 1-0 in their season opener.Torino host new boys Lecce, having also won their first two matches, as Atalanta head for Genoa before travelling to Dinamo Zagreb for their first ever Champions League game next week.FixturesSaturdayFiorentina v Juventus (1300GMT), Napoli v Sampdoria (1600), Inter Milan v Udinese (1845)SundayGenoa v Atalanta (1030GMT), Brescia v Bologna, Parma v  Cagliari, SPAL v Lazio (all 1300GMT), AS Roma v Sassuolo (1600), Verona v AC Milan (1845)MondayTorino v Lecce (1845GMT)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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English football mourns as former Arsenal forward Benik Afobe announces tragic death of 2…

first_imgImage Courtesy: REX/GettyAdvertisement 6lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebvbc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cco5lgWould you ever consider trying this?😱5e83rCan your students do this? 🌚gRoller skating! Powered by Firework A shadow of sorrow has taken over English football as Bristol City striker Benik Afobe announced today that his 2 year old daughter Amora Afobe has passed away on the eve of Friday after suffering from infection.Advertisement Image Courtesy: REX/GettyThe DR Congo international released a statement online after the disheartening news, which reads:“It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, passed away late on Friday evening”Advertisement The 26 year old former England under 21 married Lois Smith in 2016 and had their daughter Amora a year later, who unfortunately suffered from a various health complications.“Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection. Unfortunately she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything that they possibly could, Amora passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side.Advertisement “The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.”The news has stirred a wave of sadness on social media, as tonnes of empathy and tributes have arrived from teammates, fans and former clubs.A Gunners youth academy product, Afobe never made any appearance for the senior team. After 5 years of loan spells outside north London, he joined Wolves in 2015, and in the following year moved to Bournemouth. He returned to Molineux Stadium in 2018, but joined Stoke City in early 2019. Currently he is on loan at Bristol City. Advertisementlast_img read more

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