Friday December 6th Local Sports

first_img== SATURDAYAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk Hockey at Des Moines Oak Leafs — 3:00AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Newman vs. Garrigan — 4:30 DES MOINES — 2019 SECOND Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings — Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union — December 5, 2019Class 1ASchool Record LW1 Montezuma 3-0 12 Newell-Fonda 1-0 23 Sigourney 1-0 34 Bellevue Marquette 3-0 55 North Mahaska 0-2 46 Kingsley-Pierson 2-0 67 Clarksville 1-0 78 Algona Bishop Garrigan 2-0 89 East Buchanan 3-1 910 Lynnville-Sully 2-0 1011 MMCRU 1-0 1112 Springville 2-0 1213 Saint Ansgar 1-0 NR*14 Burlington Notre Dame 1-0 NR15 Exira-EHK 1-1 13Dropped Out: Colo-Nesco (14), AGWSR (15)Note: Saint Ansgar was mistaken ranked in Class 2A in the first set of ratings MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized. Pineda returns to the Twins with the majority of a 60-game suspension remaining to serve. He received the punishment from Major League Baseball after testing positive for a banned diuretic. Pineda went 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts for the American League Central champion Twins, his first season with the team. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists as the Minnesota Wild won their fifth consecutive game, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jason Zucker, Carson Soucy and Victor Rask also scored for the Wild, who have an 11-game point streak. Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots for the win. Class 5ASchool Record LW1 Iowa City High 0-0 12 Dowling Catholic 2-0 23 Cedar Falls 2-0 44 Johnston 2-1 35 Southeast Polk 2-0 66 Waukee 2-0 77 Urbandale 3-0 98 Ankeny Centennial 1-1 79 Cedar Rapids Prairie 1-0 1010 Iowa City West 1-0 1211 Des Moines Roosevelt 1-1 NR12 West Des Moines Valley 1-2 513 Waterloo West 2-0 1414 Bettendorf 3-0 1515 Ames 1-2 11Dropped Out: Cedar Rapids Washington (13) Class 2ASchool Record LW1 Cascade 2-0 12 North Linn 3-0 23 West Hancock 2-0 34 Osage 1-0 45 Aplington-Parkersburg 1-0 56 Van Buren County 2-1 67 West Sioux 1-0 118 West Branch 1-1 89 MFL-Mar-Mac 1-2 710 Mount Ayr 1-1 1011 AHSTW 3-0 NR12 Mediapolis 2-0 1413 Maquoketa Valley 2-0 NR14 Logan-Magnolia 3-0 NR15 Emmetsburg 0-1 12Dropped Out: Treynor (9), South O’Brien (13) ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Iowa may be shorthanded once again in tonight’s Big Ten opener at fourth ranked Michigan. C.J. Fredrick and Cordell Pemsl both missed the game at Syracuse with injuries and coach Fran McCaffery says neither practiced ThursdayMcCaffery says the Wolverines have not missed a beat under first year coach Juwan Howard.McCaffery says the Big Ten is loaded with impact big guys and two of them will be on display tonight. Hawkeye junior Luka Garza is averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds while Michigan 7-1 senior Jon Teske averages 14 points and nearly 10 boards.You can hear the Iowa-Michigan game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 4:30 with the tipoff scheduled for 5:30. NEW HAMPTON — Jeff Skogen had 24 points, Avery Mellman added 19 and Corey Miner 10 as the Mason City High boys basketball team picked up a 77-41 win at New Hampton last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. After holding a six point advantage after the first quarter, the Mohawks outscored the Chickasaws 45-14 in the middle two quarters. Mason City is 2-0 on the season and will host Clear Lake on Monday night as part of a doubleheader that you’ll hear over on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com— other boys basketball last nightAplington-Parkersburg 54, Charles City 48— girls basketball last nightAplington-Parkersburg 56, Charles City 25 Class 4ASchool Record LW1 North Scott 3-0 12 Marion 2-0 23 Center Point-Urbana 1-0 34 Glenwood 2-0 65 Gilbert 3-1 76 Ballard 1-1 47 Dallas Center-Grimes 3-0 98 Mason City 4-0 139 Lewis Central 2-0 1010 Cedar Rapids Xavier 0-2 511 Central DeWitt 2-0 1112 Maquoketa 3-0 1213 Waverly-Shell Rock 0-1 814 Bondurant-Farrar 2-0 1415 Carlisle 1-1 NRDropped Out: Boone (15) @ NewmanLake Mills 69, Newman 12Lake Mills 66, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 16Lake Mills 33, Nashua-Plainfield 31Nashua-Plainfield 58, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 24Nashua-Plainfield 72, Newman 12Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, Newman [email protected] Swea CityOsage 52, North Butler-Clarksville 18Osage 73, North Union 5Osage 63, Northwood-Kensett 18North Butler-Clarksville 58, Northwood-Kensett 24North Butler-Clarksville 48, North Union 18Northwood-Kensett 48, North Union [email protected] St. AnsgarWest Hancock 33, St. Ansgar 32West Hancock 72, Rockford 0West Hancock 66, West Fork 18St. Ansgar 63, Rockford 18St. Ansgar 52, West Fork 12West Fork 48, Rockford [email protected] ManlyCentral Springs 72, Belmond-Klemme 9Central Springs 48, Eagle Grove 30Central Springs 43, Forest City 33Forest City 69, Belmond-Klemme 6Forest City 58, Eagle Grove 24Eagle Grove 60, Belmond-Klemme 15 MASON CITY — Ankeny won 11 of 14 matches to down Mason City High 63-15 in high school wrestling last night in Mason City. All three of the Mohawks’ wins were by technical fall — Cullan Schriever at 126 winning 25-10 over Jace Anderson, Connor Wiemann at 132 over Riley Faeth 17-2, and Colby Schriever at 145 winning 24-9 over Ryan Allen. Mason City will wrestle at the Keith Young Invitational in Cedar Falls on Saturday. THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Michigan — pre-game 4:30, tipoff 5:30AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows — girls 6:15, boys follow Class 3ASchool Record LW1 Bishop Heelan 0-1 12 North Polk 1-2 23 Dike-New Hartford 1-0 34 Clear Lake 2-0 45 Red Oak 2-0 56 Roland-Story 2-0 67 Crestwood 2-1 88 Okoboji 2-0 99 Unity Christian 0-0 1010 Monticello 2-0 1411 Davenport Assumption 2-1 NR12 Spirit Lake 2-0 NR13 Estherville-Lincoln Central 2-1 1114 Algona 0-1 715 Waukon 2-0 NRDropped Out: Des Moines Christian (12), West Burlington (13), Centerville (15)last_img read more

Supermarket or petrol station more dangerous than football, says Bruce

first_img“Certainly, the measures being put in place, you’re probably more at risk going to the supermarket or putting petrol in your car,” added Bruce.“We are in a fortunate position, we can get tested every three days.“We will be tested on Sunday, every player and every member of staff. Once we get the results back, if everybody is OK, we are pencilled to start training again at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.”Newcastle left-back Danny Rose highlighted the concerns felt by many players this week by saying football should not even be considering a comeback until the numbers of deaths and infections in the UK have significantly fallen.The British government’s official tally of COVID-19 deaths, is 34,446 — the second-highest in the world.Bruce, though, believes the majority of players are in favour of returning to finish the season.“If a player refuses to come in or play, I have sympathy for that and would understand it,” he said. “Most of my players are happy with it.“There was a captain’s meeting as well and, as a squad, they are happy with the measures that are being put in place. You have to respect everybody’s personal views on it.” Newcastle manager Steve Bruce does not believe his players will be ready for a return to football until the end of June London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Newcastle manager Steve Bruce believes going to the supermarket or petrol station could pose a greater a risk of coronavirus than a return to football given the strict measures put in place to protect players.However, Bruce warned his squad could “fall down like a pack of cards” with injuries if they are not given enough preparation time to get back up to speed before matches restart.The UK government gave the go ahead for sport behind closed doors from June 1 this week.Newcastle last played on March 7 and Bruce believes his players will not be fit to return until the end of June.“You have to remember that they have had eight weeks off and that is probably the longest break some of these players have had in their careers,” he told the Sunday Telegraph.“If we were doing pre-season, we would have six weeks and probably have six friendly games to get them ready for the first league match.“We need enough preparation to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards.“Most of the managers have the same concerns. We would need at least six weeks. I don’t see how we can play games until the back end of June.”Germany’s Bundesliga became the first of Europe’s top five leagues to return on Saturday with a series of measures including regular testing, disinfected balls and substitutes wearing masks to protect players.Premier League clubs are hoping for a return to socially distanced training on Tuesday once a protocol of safety measures has been signed off at a meeting on Monday. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

New help for golf clubs to target more women

first_img6 May 2015 New help for golf clubs to target more women There’s new help available for golf clubs to attract more women to play the sport and to become club members.England Golf has produced a range of factsheets, supported by the findings from focus group research, golf clubs, other sports and other relevant insight.Women account for only 15 per cent of golf club members in England and, on average, there are 50 vacancies for women per club. In major European countries women account for around 30 per cent of golf club members.Lauren Spray, the Women and Girls’ Participation Manager for England Golf, commented: “Women offer the largest growth area in golf, with 63% of clubs targeting them for membership.“We’ve produced these factsheets to offer suggestions and recommendations based on the latest research and learnings from clubs which are having success.  Clubs which want to grow their women’s membership can pick and mix from a wide range of ideas.”The factsheets cover key areas including recruitment, retention, playing opportunities, membership, websites and social media, club environment and volunteers. Guidance on marketing and communication will be available shortly.The key messages are underlined by focus group research carried out for England Golf by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. This showed that:• Women prefer to learn golf in a group where everyone is new to the game. They feel uncomfortable making their first attempts in the presence of people who are already competent.• The social side of golf is very important to women. Introductory sessions should include time for a chat over coffee or a glass of wine.• Taster sessions should highlight the fun side of the game.• Equipment should be available so women can try the game and without spending much money.• It’s vital to challenge the view that golf clubs are not welcoming. Many women and young people are staying away from golf because of the misconception that clubs are elitist• Flexibility is all-important, whether it’s flexible membership packages or flexible ways of playing the game which take advantage of shorter formats.The factsheets are just one of England Golf’s initiatives to attract more women and girls into golf and a pilot scheme is to be launched shortly to target women in selected counties. In addition, a Women and Girls’ Advisory Group has been set up to create a forum for discussion and to provide feedback.Increasing the number of regular players and club members are two of the seven key themes of the England Golf Strategic Plan 2014-17, Raising Our Game. The strategy calls on all who care about the sport to work together to create a brighter future for golf.England Golf would be pleased to hear from any clubs experiencing success with women or girls’ recruitment and retention to add to our good practice case studies.  If clubs have any information to share please click here to email Lauren Spray.last_img read more

Debra Cotter and John Toolan

first_imgDebra Cotter and John Edward Toolan were married on February 4, 2012 at The Church of the Assumption in Morristown, N.J.  The Rev. Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. performed the ceremony.   The bride’s sister, Suzanne Cotter, was matron of honor and the groom’s brother, Christopher Toolan, was best man.Debra is the daughter of Richard and Eileen Cotter of Mendham, N.J.   She graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Ma. and  received her law degree from University of Pennsylvania.  She is an Assistant General Counsel for Weight Watchers International, Inc.John is the son of Carol Toolan of Rumson and the late John E. Toolan Jr.  He received a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Photography from New York University, and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.  He is the Photo Director of Field & Stream magazine.The couple will reside in Manhattan.last_img read more

Easy-going Blake Arcuri anchors Leafs blueline

first_img His pre-game routine is to have a meal five hours before game-time. He puts equipment on the left side before the right. He says he is easy-going, but likes to win and hates to lose.The easy-going D-man is back on the ice Wednesday as the Leafs play host to the Grand Forks Border Bruins.The game is the third time less than a week the teams have met.Nelson won both previous games, 5-3 in Grand Forks and 6-2 last Friday at the NDCC Arena.Game time Wednesday is 7 p.m. Away from the rink and work, he enjoys other sports action, including baseball and golf.His favourite food is pasta. His choice of TV programs is the Big Bang Theory.Never Back Down tops his list of favourite movies, and Will Farrell gets his vote for best actor.He listens to Luke Brian and country music. Although he favours the Canucks as a team, he selects Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals as his favourite NHl player. He rates his rookie year with the Leafs as his best hockey experience, and a game seven playoff loss as his worst hockey experience. Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.Today Millar profiles Nelson Minor Hockey grad Blake Arcuri.Blake Arcuri is in his third season patrolling the Leafs blue-line, a task he usually shares with defensive partner Damin Devlin.“Dirt” names Mario DeBella as the most significant mentor in his hockey development, and his dad as the most important influence on his philosophy of life. Blake’s goal for this year is to help the Leafs win a championship. He expects to be in post-secondary studies five years from now. In ten years, he sees himself as a family man.last_img read more

Chelsea ‘lining up Juventus defender’

first_imgChelsea are lining up Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed they have turned their attention to the right-back after failing to agree a deal with Marseille for Cesar Azpilicueta, who apparently remains their first-choice signing.The Mirror also believe Chelsea have hit a wall in their bid to sign Victor Moses from Wigan.The Daily Mail say Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku is wanted on loan by West Brom and that Middlesbrough are hoping to finalise the loan signing of young Blues midfielder Josh McEachran.A number of papers report that Chelsea captain John Terry will be left out of the England squad to face Italy in a friendly in Berne next Wednesday.The Independent say his club team-mate Gary Cahill will be given a chance, while The Guardian say Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand will also be involved.Norwich keeper John Ruddy will be called up, with QPR’s Rob Green missing out, The Sun predictThe Sun also say QPR face competition from Atletico Madrid as well as Arsenal in the race to sign Celtic playmaker Ki Sung-Yeung.And the Mail reckon Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, who is keen to take DJ Campbell back to Bloomfield Road, has agreed a £1m fee with QPR for the out-of-favour striker.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Top seed Simona Halep eases into last eight

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Berdych dilemma: What to do about Federer Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss02:31CamNorte Gov faces complaints for violating ease of doing business rules00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Romania’s Simona Halep makes a forehand return to Japan’s Naomi Osaka during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes.“I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been nursing a troublesome ankle that she rolled in her first-round match. ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img View comments The big-hitting Osaka had her chances, notably in the fifth game of the first set when she squandered five points to break the Halep serve. The Romanian compounded Osaka’s disappointment immediately with a break of her own.She served out to take the set in 42 minutes and immediately broke the Japanese player again to start the second.The players matched each other with 22 winners apiece but Osaka’s 31 unforced errors ultimately proved her downfall against the consistent Halep.The top seed is guaranteed to meet a Czech opponent for a place in the semi-finals, either sixth seed Karolina Pliskova or Barbora Strycova, the 20th seed, who play later.ADVERTISEMENT “The injury is still there. I feel it but I’m trying not to think about it and give it everything.”Halep was delighted to be on court for 143 minutes less than her previous match against Lauren Davis, which at 3hr 44min was the longest of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Actually, this tournament looks like a marathon for me,” she said, after spending almost nine hours on court so far, more than any other player.  “I’m really proud I could stay focused and make every point very focused and concentrated.”  Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

Korea ousts Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comSouth Korea slapped yet another loss to continental rival Gilas Pilipinas, 118-86, ending what had been a promising Fiba Asia Cup campaign by the Filipinos in Beirut.The Filipinos ran right smack into the deadliest shooting display by any country in the biennial showcase as the Koreans hit 16 triples and shot at a 67-percent clip to silence a huge stunned crowd of OFWs at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in the game that ended early Thursday morning in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was the first loss in four games for the Filipinos, who finished way short of duplicating silver medal finishes in the last two editions of the tournament by bombing out of the quarterfinals.Korea played with flawless precision all game and made the Filipinos look a shade of the team that humbled the Chinese, 96-87, last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Koreans advanced to take on 2013 champion Iran in the Final Four after Hamed Haddadi and Co. scored an 80-70 decision of Lebanon.Terrence Romeo provided the silver lining for the Filipinos with a 22-point effort in the second quarter, where he rallied Gilas to within eight points. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIESlast_img read more