Late first-half run lifts Crusader South to 65-41 victory; Crusader North returns favor in boys

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Mike Dwyer · 236 weeks ago Yes, it is a contest between two schools with the same mascot. I think it’s time for you let go of the north/south reference you have used for years. Wellington and Buhler will work just fine. Report Reply 1 reply · active 236 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 236 weeks ago Will do. You’ve been reading my stuff for quite awhile. Report Reply 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 comments Tayland French goes to the hoop against Buhler. Avery Rusk is pictured above. (Dustin Craig photo).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — When Wellington and Buhler square off, it is always billed as the “battle of the Crusaders” because they both have the same mascots.The Crusader South team picked up the victory on the girls side 65-41. The Crusader North squad would return the favor in the nightcap, 75-50.Connor Phelps helps keep Wellington close in first half.This marked the first home game in Wellington in three weeks for the Crusader South Nation. Wellington girls returned to action after winning the Haven Girls Tournament on Saturday and achieving a No. 2 ranking in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll. The boys hadn’t played for a week after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament.In front of a large crowd, Wellington girls would pick up a 24-point win that didn’t exactly start out looking like it would be any kind of blowout.The two Crusader teams were locked in a showdown early. Buhler was in a 2-3 zone and Wellington was having trouble getting the ball to the hole. On those occasions, Wellington could get inside the paint, the shots weren’t falling.Wellington Coach Eric Adams said Buhler’s 3-10 record was deceiving. Buhler had gotten off to a slow start early but were becoming a more cohesive unit as time progressed. They had just finished second in the Salina Invitational Saturday.Jessica Steffen, Buhler’s 5-6 senior who is going to Yale, was a one woman wrecking crew, pouring in 29 points for the game – including 12 in the first quarter and 16 at the half.She would bury a 3-pointer from the left wing at the end of the first quarter, giving Crusader North a 14-13 led. The two teams remained knotted up at 20-all midway through the second quarter. But then a Lauryn Snipes trey was followed by a Mariah Moore basket and just like that Wellington went on a 12-point run to lead 32-22 at the half.The Wellington girls would pick up where they last left off and would outscore Buhler 22-13 in the third quarter, that ended with an explanation point after Grace Mitchell stuffed a driving Buhler player as time expired. The Crusader South would coast to victory as many reserves finished off the game.Mitchell had 28 points for the Lady Dukes. Lauryn Snipes had 10. Wellington was 27 of 45 from the field including 10 of 18 from the 3-point arch. Mitchell led the field in rebounds with nine while Tayland French had 7.Wellington, 13-0, travel to Augusta Friday at 6 p.m.—————In the boys game, the ninth ranked Buhler team came in with an athletic bunch. But for awhile Wellington held tough. At the end of the first quarter, Buhler led 18-13.At the end of the first half, Buhler had expanded the lead by one 35-29. Then the Crusader North went off with 25 points in the third quarter and built a 60-43 advantage after three quarters.Buhler was led by Jace Williams with 19, A. Joyce had 12 and N. Webster 11.A.J. Snipes led Wellington with 21 points. Connor Phelps had 13.The Dukes are now 6-7 and travel to Augusta Friday.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Williams chases Carris Trophy leader Paltrinieri

first_img The 18-year-old made his intentions clear when he started with two birdies, remarking: “It gave my confidence a boost and really helped me with the round,” he said. After that, whenever his score slipped, he produced more birdies to get back on track, holing a very long putt on his eighth hole and sinking an 18-footer on his 17th.  After today’s round the field was cut to the top 60 and ties who will play the final two rounds, tomorrow and on Friday. A total of XX players qualified.  Italy’s Julien Paltrinieri moved three shots away from the field in the Carris Trophy today after he got to six-under par at the halfway stage at West Sussex Golf Club.  Quinney (Bearsted), is playing for the first time at this level and coped well with the change in conditions, balancing three birdies with three bogeys. “I could have holed some more putts, I was inside 15ft from the 13th to 16th, but I’ll shoot a good score tomorrow!” he said.  Williams, 15, (pictured left) moved up into a share of second place when he added level par 68 to his opening 65. The boy international has clearly kept the form which saw him take third place in last week’s McGregor Trophy – the English U16 boys’ open – and today he displayed an invaluable talent for scrambling.  Three more players have sub-par totals: Thomas Plumb (Sherborne, Dorset), Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) and Spain’s James Meyer de Beco are all one-under.  The dreary weather reduced the number of sub-par rounds returned today – but the conditions held no problems for George Clarke of Druids Heath, Staffordshire. He scored the low round of the day with his three-under 65, which gave him a 36-hole total of level par and a share of ninth place, with nine others.  “I hit it in all sorts of places and somehow made lots of pars and some real clutch putts to keep me in the tournament. Now I’m in a good place and anything can happen, at least I’ve given myself a chance, I’m in a good position to move forward.”  26 Jul 2017 Williams chases Carris Trophy leader Paltrinieri Italy’s Julien Paltrinieri moved three shots away from the field in the Carris Trophy today after he got to six-under par at the halfway stage at West Sussex Golf Club.  Yesterday’s sunshine was replaced with rain and then a strengthening wind, but nothing could dampen Paltrinieri’s sparkle in the second round of the English U18 boys’ open championship.  The overnight co-leader ignored the morning downpour to shoot two-under 68 and set a target which could not be passed. He’s three clear of his closest challengers, England front-runner Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton), and Jean Bekirian of France.  After today’s round the field was cut to the top 60 and ties who will play the final two rounds, tomorrow and on Friday. A total of 64 players qualified with scores of six-over and better. Quinney (Bearsted), is playing for the first time at this level and coped well with the change in conditions, balancing three birdies with three bogeys. “I could have holed some more putts, I was inside 15ft from the 13th to 16th, but I’ll shoot a good score tomorrow!” he said.  The overnight co-leader (pictured top) ignored the morning downpour to shoot two-under 68 and set a target which could not be passed. He’s three clear of his closest challengers, England front-runner Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton), and Jean Bekirian of France.  Images copyright Leaderboard Photography Behind Williams is a group of three players on two-under, including Kent’s Ben Quinney, who was round in level par today, and sits alongside Scotland’s Eric McIntosh and Kevin Latchayya of Italy.center_img His card looked the model of consistency, with one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars. It was the opposite, laughed Williams, who said: “It didn’t feel like that, it was a real roller-coaster.  Two more players have sub-par totals: Thomas Plumb (Sherborne, Dorset) and Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) are both one-under.  His card looked the model of consistency, with one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars. It was the opposite, laughed Williams, who said: “It didn’t feel like that, it was a real roller-coaster.  Paltrinieri was delighted with his performance and commented: “It was really difficult this morning, but fortunately I was playing well. I felt comfortable, everything was working right.”  Williams chases Carris Trophy leader Paltrinieri Williams, 15, moved up into a share of second place when he added level par 68 to his opening 65. The boy international has clearly kept the form which saw him take third place in last week’s McGregor Trophy – the English U16 boys’ open – and today he displayed an invaluable talent for scrambling.  Behind Williams is a group of three players on two-under, including Kent’s Ben Quinney, who was round in level par today, and sits alongside Scotland’s Eric McIntosh and Kevin Latchayya of Italy. “I hit it in all sorts of places and somehow made lots of pars and some real clutch putts to keep me in the tournament. Now I’m in a good place and anything can happen, at least I’ve given myself a chance, I’m in a good position to move forward.”  Click here for full scores  Paltrinieri was delighted with his performance and commented: “It was really difficult this morning, but fortunately I was playing well. I felt comfortable, everything was working right.”  Yesterday’s sunshine was replaced with rain and then a strengthening wind, but nothing could dampen Paltrinieri’s sparkle in the second round of the English U18 boys’ open championship.  The dreary weather reduced the number of sub-par rounds returned today – but the conditions held no problems for George Clarke of Druids Heath, Staffordshire. He scored the low round of the day with his three-under 65, which gave him a 36-hole total of level par and a share of 10th place, with nine others.  The 18-year-old made his intentions clear when he started with two birdies, remarking: “It gave my confidence a boost and really helped me with the round,” he said. After that, whenever his score slipped, he produced more birdies to get back on track, holing a very long putt on his eighth hole and sinking an 18-footer on his 17th.  Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Time running out on players wanting to guarantee a spot in the Soccer Quest Indoor Leagues

first_imgTime is running out on adult players interested in taking their soccer skills indoors.Friday, September 30 is the final day for registration for the upcoming Soccer Quest Indoor season.Soccer Quest boasts four leagues for players — Men’s Open League (Tuesday), Ladies Rec League (Wednesday), Men’s Masters League (Thursday) and Co-ed League (Friday).“Maximum number of participants for each league is limited,” said the Soccer Quest press release.“To reserve your spot register and pay by Sept. 30.”Each team has a 12-player roster, so there is plenty of playing time for the $179.20 (HST included) registration fee.To register call (250) 352-4625 (Goal) or email [email protected] indoor season begins in [email protected]last_img read more