Fisayo DairoScoring first has been found to be a very crucial index in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season.Teams that score first in games have gone ahead to at least avoid defeat in over 80 per cent of matches played so far this season. Hence, the task faced by Akwa United when they hosted Heartland on Sunday became more complicated when they went behind in the 15th minute to a piece of magic by Samuel Nnoshiri en route to Chukwuemeka Obioma’s goal. The Promise Keepers were yet to win a game when they conceded first this season and when it happened again on Sunday, there was a feeling of dejavu among the fans. Boboye told www.npfl.ng after the game that preparing the players towards that helped them afterall.“We discussed before this game because it (conceding first) was what happened in our last games at home.“When we conceded the first goal, everybody’s head was down, nobody was showing class of bringing the ball from the net and let’s play so we discussed it extensively that in case it happens, just go and bring the ball because the way they scored, so we too can score. So I think that was what worked for us,” explained Boboye.This season has been far from plain-sailing for Akwa United. A rather poor start to the season saw John Obuh given the boot with Boboye called in to rescue the remains left of the season.The former league winner with Plateau United began with five straight wins but he has now had his own share of bad patch in recent games. Losing 0-2 in their last two games before Sunday. He admits it was not an easy period.“It’s not been easy, it’s just about hard work because we had to go back to the drawing board like my other colleagues will say when you have difficulties like this.“The last two games we lost, we did so woefully and it has caused us some setbacks in the league so we’re just trying to recover lost time which this victory (over Heartland) sets us on that path,” continued Boboye.Three of Boboye’s new signings (six in all) made their first appearance for Akwa United in Sunday’s game.Centre back Olisa Ndah became an instant favourite with the fans with his assured display while winger Ifeanyi Eze and striker Saidu Salisu put in decent shifts.“We brought the new players in to come and fortify the team. They definitely have to play a game, not minding which game they are being fixed in because you can’t keep them on the bench. They are here to come and work and beef up the team,” Boboye explainedShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on March 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments As the head coach at Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Phil DeAugustine knows it isn’t easy to play Division I softball. Every year he says goodbye to another senior class, of which nearly every member has played her last meaningful game. ‘Probably most of my girls will never play competitive softball after high school again,’ DeAugustine said in a phone interview Saturday.DeAugustine knows perhaps better than anyone else that when a softball player from Syracuse breaks through to reach the highest level, it’s a big accomplishment. And it becomes even more special when that athlete stays nearby to play. Since her arrival in 2006, SU head coach Leigh Ross has made in-state recruiting her top priority, and the current Orange roster includes two local players. Sophomore catcher Leah Porter played for DeAugustine at Jamesville-Dewitt, while freshman Morgan Nandin attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School. ‘When I came here I was surprised that there wasn’t a single player on the squad from New York,’ Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPorter and Nandin help link the team to the community. And with that, they both make the transition to Syracuse easier for teammates coming to Central New York from across the country.Coming out of their respective high schools, both Porter and Nandin were certainly strong players. Under DeAugustine, Porter began playing high school softball in eighth grade and earned All-CNY honors three times during her career. Nandin led her team to a state championship, while also earning all-league and second-team All-CNY recognition. As an upperclassman, Porter led the team with her bat and her glove, and, as DeAugustine puts it, many of the younger girls looked up to her. ‘Now we get to come from our practices and go see her games,’ he said. ‘The girls like to see that and cheer for her, especially the girls that started out when she was a senior. The younger girls can see what kind of success she is having now.’Porter played a similar role when transfer Lisaira Daniels first arrived on campus from Georgia during Winter Break. With most of the girls having returned home, Ross said it was Porter who met with her and made sure she was settled in and adjusted to life in Syracuse. For Nandin, attending SU certainly made her family and friends happy. She said both of her parents cried after hearing that she decided to stay in Syracuse because many of the other schools she was looking at were much farther away. Living only a few minutes from the campus means that her friends have an opportunity to see her play in home games as well.Perhaps even more valuable to the team is that the Nandin family has helped make life easier for some of the girls. With those players coming to Syracuse from across the country, having a family nearby can help smooth the transition to college life.‘Earlier in the year I had the whole team over to my house for dinner,’ Nandin said in a phone interview Sunday. ‘And sometimes I will just go home and bring a couple of girls from the team. A few months ago two girls on the team came home with me and brought their laundry so they could do it at my house and not have to pay for it. We do stuff like that all the time.’The primary reason Ross recruited Porter and Nandin was clearly for their ability on the field as softball players. But what they bring to the program stretches beyond that. And Ross doesn’t plan on stopping SU’s recruiting efforts in New York anytime soon. If the coach has her way, there will be more Nandins and Porters to come.Said Ross: ‘The area is strong. I think it is my responsibility to find the best kids in New York and go after them first.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on September 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm Contact Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org Late in the second set, senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk set the ball to the other side of the court to senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore. Serratore attacked the ball and sent it to the other side of the court.The ball landed uncontested, and Syracuse took a 19-15 lead in the second set.It was one of 15 kills for Serratore, who was one-third of a dominant offensive trio in Syracuse’s (7-2) four-set win over New Hampshire (6-7) on Saturday evening at the Women’s Building. Serratore and senior outsider hitters Monika Salkute and Silvi Uattara all recorded double-digit kill counts in an impressive attacking performance.Sophomore libero Belle Sand said the triple-threat gives her confidence that her teammates can achieve a kill when the ball comes to them.“They’re such smart hitters. They see the block, they see the defenders,” Sand said. “They know what they’re doing up there at the net.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis trend started early on in the game, as Syracuse opened the scoring with four consecutive points, three of which came from kills. Fourteen out of the Orange’s 25 points in its first set victory were from kills, all of which were recorded by Serratore, Salkute, and Uattara.It wasn’t until the 17th point of the third set that anyone other than those three recorded a kill for the Orange.Salkute and Uattara recorded 17 kills each while Serratore collected 15 of her own to bring the trio’s kill total to 58.“Big kills, it brings not only myself up, but all the team,” Salkute said. “Making every point … makes everyone feel better.”While the three hitters carried the team’s attack, they were largely helped by Wlaszczuk, who recorded 32 assists for Syracuse. Her performance was part of a string of impressive set totals that have greatly helped the offense this season.Aside from praising Wlaszczuk, Salkute attributed the team’s strong attack to emphasized concentration. SU head coach Leonid Yelin reinforced the notion of concentration after the third set, which it lost despite winning the first two.“You just have to play every point. That’s what we keep telling them,” Yelin said. “It’s not just every game, every point. Every point it’s a new kind of micro-game.”Salkute displayed this principle after one particular kill in the third set, at which time she pumped her first with her knuckles towards herself.That kind of positivity spreads around the court. Sand said she loses her voice after almost every contest celebrating with her team after powerful points like the ones Salkute, Serratore, and Uattara produced against New Hampshire.“That’s what we want to see and that’s what people come to see,” Sand said. “They come to see those amazing kills, and when we give them to them, which all three can, it’s just such an amazing feeling.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Sophomore running back Stephen Carr has recorded 276 yards this season, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. (Tucker Judkins | Daily Trojan)Heading into their bye week, the Trojans find themselves at a crossroads, coming off a less-than-impressive start to the year. After comfortably winning against UNLV in the season opener, the Trojans dropped their next two games on the road. Struggling to conjure any sort of offense, USC lost to Stanford 17-3, before blowing an 11-point lead and allowing Texas to score 34 unanswered to put the team at 1-2. USC picked up a hard fought win at the Coliseum the next week against a then-undefeated Washington State team, and barely eked out a victory against Arizona last Saturday after committing 18 penalties to find themselves where they are now: 3-2 and unranked.It’s hard to pin down exactly what this team is; USC’s strengths and weaknesses seem to change with every game. This bye week presents the team with the opportunity to figure out its identity and doing so will require the Trojans to see what’s worked for them and what hasn’t.OffenseThe Trojan offense started the year with a rash of inconsistent performances. After a dominant performance against UNLV that saw the team post nearly 500 yards of total offense, the unit sputtered against Stanford and Texas. The offensive line’s poor play played a big part in those losses, as it struggled to find consistency in both pass protection and run blocking. The group allowed seven sacks between the two games, and its sub-par performances in the ground game were evidenced by average yards per carry of 3.1 and minus-0.3 respectively. Freshman quarterback JT Daniels had a tough time finding a rhythm during that stretch, throwing no touchdown passes but three interceptions. The offense seems to have found its stride since, putting up big numbers against Washington State and Arizona. The offensive line turned in much better performances, helping the other parts of the offense step up as well. The ground game has looked impressive, with the three headed monster of running backs senior Aca’Cedric Ware, sophomore Stephen Carr and redshirt sophomore Vavae Malepeai rushing for 168, 157 and 86 yards, respectively, over the past two weeks, along with five touchdowns between them. The passing game has taken off as well, with Daniels having played his two best games of the season to the tune of 438 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes. Freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been the most dominant force at receiver for the Trojans, with 25 receptions for 396 yards on the year to go with two touchdowns. Receivers junior Michael Pittman and redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns have stepped up lately as well, with a combined 34 catches on the season. DefenseThe trajectory of USC’s defense has seemingly been the opposite. The unit was expected to be the strength of the team coming into the season, and it looked to be that way after they largely contained UNLV and held a potent Stanford offense to only 17 points in a losing effort. However, it’s been a completely different story since. The Trojans have given up 37, 36 and 20 points in their last three games, and find themselves ranked 69th in the nation in total defense, giving up an average of 381 yards per game. The team has had trouble generating any pass rush, with only nine sacks on the year, and five of those coming in the opener against UNLV. The play of the secondary has been up and down, with a revolving door at left cornerback where three different players have been rotating, and inconsistent play from veterans like redshirt senior cornerback Ajene Harris and senior safety Marvell Tell. Freshman safety Talanoa Hufanga has been a bright spot on the unit, with impressive play since being forced to step into a starting role against Washington State. Senior linebacker Cameron Smith has been a force in the middle with 47 tackles so far, along with three passes deflected. USC will leave its bye week in a precarious position. With the remainder of the season coming, the Trojans still have a strong chance of winning the Pac-12 South and play in the conference championship. Their contest against Colorado off the bye could either kill their hopes of reaching the Pac-12 title game, or could place them in good position to do just that. It’ll take consistency from the offensive line, the emergence of a pass rush and discipline on both sides of the ball for USC to be truly formidable.
They’ll do that with a win of any description at four-time European champions Toulouse.Pat Lam’s side can lose and still qualify if they deny Toulouse a try bonus and claim a losing bonus point.Connacht will be hoping for a repeat of their historic win in 2013 at the Stade Ernest Wallon.
Great Olympics midfielder, Gladson Awako, has slammed critics who claim he is past his prime and he says that he still has a lot to offer to Ghana football.The 29-year old player signed for Great Olympics in November 2019 ahead of the new season and has been a part of the team in their campaign so far.He scored his first for the season in Olympics’ 2-0 win over Karela in Week 4 but he has had to fight off the tag of being too old and being past his best.After the match against Elmina Sharks at the Ndoum Stadium, the former Heart of Lions and TP Mazembe midfielder said that he was still a very active player and if his peers were still playing the beautiful game, he had every right to still be on the pitch.“I am not past it neither am I told to play the game. I started playing in Ghana years ago and so, people feel I am far too old for this.However, most of my peers are still playing football outside Ghana and some are in the Black Stars team. Why are they not being asked to quit playing football?People need to stop saying I am old or I am a veteran. They need to give me a chance for me to prove myself.”
IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games.The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon — the event considered most at risk — and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 “core sports.”The IOC board acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year.Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.“This is a process of renewing and renovating the program for the Olympics,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. “In the view of the executive board, this was the best program for the Olympic Games in 2020. It’s not a case of what’s wrong with wrestling, it is what’s right with the 25 core sports.”Adams said the decision was made by secret ballot over several rounds, with members voting each time on which sport should not be included in the core group. IOC President Jacques Rogge did not vote. Wrestling was voted out from a final group that also included modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey, officials familiar with the vote told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the voting details were not made public.The board voted after reviewing a report by the IOC program commission report that analyzed 39 criteria, including television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity. With no official rankings or recommendations contained in the report, the final decision by the 15-member board was also subject to political, emotional and sentimental factors.Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesJabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan in action… View Full SizeWrestler Ditches Bronze Medal Watch VideoThe Boy Who Won’t Wrestle a Girl Watch Video Student With Cerebral Palsy Gets Wrestling ‘Win’ Watch VideoThe international wrestling federation, known by the French acronym FILA, is headed by Raphael Martinetti and is based in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. Calls to the federation for comment were not immediately returned.Wrestling featured 344 athletes competing in 11 medal events in freestyle and seven in Greco-Roman at last year’s London Olympics. Women’s wrestling was added to the Olympics at the 2004 Athens Games.Wrestling will now join seven other sports in applying for inclusion in 2020. The others are a combined bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. They will be vying for a single opening in 2020.The IOC executive board will meet in May in St. Petersburg, Russia, to decide which sport or sports to propose for 2020 inclusion. The final vote will be made at the IOC session, or general assembly, in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.It is extremely unlikely that wrestling would be voted back in so soon after being removed by the executive board. “Today’s decision is not final,” Adams said. “The session is sovereign and the session will make the final decision.”The last sports removed from the Olympics were baseball and softball, voted out by the IOC in 2005 and off the program since the 2008 Beijing Games. Golf and rugby will be joining the program at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.Previously considered under the closest scrutiny was modern pentathlon, which has been on the Olympic program since the 1912 Stockholm Games. It was created by French baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, and combines fencing, horse riding, swimming, running and shooting.Klaus Schormann, president of governing body UIPM, lobbied hard to protect his sport’s Olympic status and it paid off in the end.“We have promised things and we have delivered,” he said after Tuesday’s decision. “That gives me a great feeling. It also gives me new energy to develop our sport further and never give up.” Modern pentathlon also benefited from the work of Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the son of the former IOC president who is a UIPM vice president and member of the IOC board.“We were considered weak in some of the scores in the program commission report but strong in others,” Samaranch told the AP. “We played our cards to the best of our ability and stressed the positives. Tradition is one of our strongest assets, but we are also a multi-sport discipline that produces very complete people.”
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, April 27, 2016:Wednesdayâ€¢ Senior Meeting 10:00- Auditorium.â€¢ CTE Showcase- Commons 6-8.â€¢ Senior Interviews.Thursdayâ€¢ Baseball at Winfield.â€¢ Softball at Winfield.â€¢ JV Golf at Tex Consolver.â€¢ JV Tennis at McPherson.â€¢ Golf at Hesston Golf Park.â€¢ Senior Interviews.Fridayâ€¢ Track at WHS.Todayâ€™s lunch â€” Taco Burger, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips and MilkThursdayâ€™s lunch â€” Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: *There will be a SADD meeting tomorrow morning @ 7:30 in the auditorium.*Help fight childhood hunger! Starting Thursday April 28th you can bring crackers, PB & J packages, beanie weenies, microwave raviolis, mini cereal packages, pudding or canned foods. The last day to bring food is Thursday May 5th. You can bring cans to your first hour teacher to get put into a drawing for a fabulous prize.*Cheerleaders- Your cookie dough will be delivered TOMORROW. There will also be a quick meeting in the commons @ 3:20. Please plan to be there!*The items on the Lost and Found table (located outside of the office) will be donated on Friday. If you are missing something, please go through it before Friday!*It’s that time of year! Library books are due soon.Â Seniors– Your books are due on Monday May 2nd before 3:05. Any book returned after 3:05 will be fined $1 per book, per day. Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman- Your library books are due on Friday May 6th before 3:05. Any book returned after 3:05 will be fined $1 per book, per day. Fines will be added to your school fee’s if not paid. Any book not returned by Friday, May 13th will be considered lost and a full replacement value will be charged.*After a lot of hard work and sip syncing to some popular songs, the premiere of the WHS lip dub has arrived. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see yourself and your class mates on the big screen. The premiere will be Tuesday, May 3rd at the Regent and the cost is $5 per ticket. The tickets will be sold at the door and there are only a limited amount of seats available so mark your calendars and be one of the fist people to experience this awesome video!* If you were unable to attend the color guard informational meeting but are still interested in being a part of color guard for next year, see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 by tomorrow.*The Free Will Baptist Church will be hosting the Baccalaureate on May 8th at 3:00. The church is located at 1219 North Plum.*There will be a Cross Country meeting after school on May 4th in the Health/PE Room.* The deadline to order the 2015-2016 WHS Yearbook is Friday April 29th. Cost is $42.00. You can order online at jostens.com or bring your money to Ms. Ford in room 409.*A representative from Lincoln College of Technology will be in Mrs. Chase’s classroom April 28th during 7th hourÂ to give a presentation on Welding and Automotive Technology opportunities at Lincoln College.Â Get permission from 7th hour teachers and then sign up with Mrs. Chase or Mr.Guidance news:Monday, May 2 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is Nationalâ€¦National Babe Ruth DayNational Prime Rib DayNational Tell a Story DayNational Administrative Professionals DayWednesdayâ€¢ Senior Meeting 10:00- Auditorium.â€¢ CTE Showcase- Commons 6-8.â€¢ Senior Interviews.Thursdayâ€¢ Baseball at Winfield.â€¢ Softball at Winfield.â€¢ JV Golf at Tex Consolver.â€¢ JV Tennis at McPherson.â€¢ Golf at Hesston Golf Park.â€¢ Senior Interviews.Fridayâ€¢ Track at WHS.Todayâ€™s lunch â€” Taco Burger, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips and MilkThursdayâ€™s lunch â€” Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: *There will be a SADD meeting tomorrow morning @ 7:30 in the auditorium.*Help fight childhood hunger! Starting Thursday April 28th you can bring crackers, PB & J packages, beanie weenies, microwave raviolis, mini cereal packages, pudding or canned foods. The last day to bring food is Thursday May 5th. You can bring cans to your first hour teacher to get put into a drawing for a fabulous prize.*Cheerleaders- Your cookie dough will be delivered TOMORROW. There will also be a quick meeting in the commons @ 3:20. Please plan to be there!*The items on the Lost and Found table (located outside of the office) will be donated on Friday. If you are missing something, please go through it before Friday!*It’s that time of year! Library books are due soon.Â Seniors– Your books are due on Monday May 2nd before 3:05. Any book returned after 3:05 will be fined $1 per book, per day. Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman- Your library books are due on Friday May 6th before 3:05. Any book returned after 3:05 will be fined $1 per book, per day. Fines will be added to your school fee’s if not paid. Any book not returned by Friday, May 13th will be considered lost and a full replacement value will be charged.*After a lot of hard work and sip syncing to some popular songs, the premiere of the WHS lip dub has arrived. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see yourself and your class mates on the big screen. The premiere will be Tuesday, May 3rd at the Regent and the cost is $5 per ticket. The tickets will be sold at the door and there are only a limited amount of seats available so mark your calendars and be one of the fist people to experience this awesome video!* If you were unable to attend the color guard informational meeting but are still interested in being a part of color guard for next year, see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 by tomorrow.*The Free Will Baptist Church will be hosting the Baccalaureate on May 8th at 3:00. The church is located at 1219 North Plum.*There will be a Cross Country meeting after school on May 4th in the Health/PE Room.* The deadline to order the 2015-2016 WHS Yearbook is Friday April 29th. Cost is $42.00. You can order online at jostens.com or bring your money to Ms. Ford in room 409.*A representative from Lincoln College of Technology will be in Mrs. Chase’s classroom April 28th during 7th hourÂ to give a presentation on Welding and Automotive Technology opportunities at Lincoln College.Â Get permission from 7th hour teachers and then sign up with Mrs. Chase or Mr.Guidance news:Monday, May 2 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is Nationalâ€¦National Babe Ruth DayNational Prime Rib DayNational Tell a Story DayNational Administrative Professionals DayFollow us on Twitter.
6. Oskaloosa12-542NR 4. South Central Calhoun20-1625 10. Newman Catholic, Mason City18-222NR DES MOINES — AP boys basketball poll 1. Clear Lake (8)18-0911 RecordPtsPrv 3. Bettendorf17-1772 7. Cedar Falls14-3295 NEW HAMPTON — There was one Class 2A district basketball game that did get played last night as Osage beat North Fayette Valley 67-37 in New Hampton. Osage is scheduled to play at Crestwood on Thursday night in a district semifinal. The other quarterfinal game in that district, Waukon versus New Hampton, was postponed until tonight. 4. Iowa City, West13-3674 1. North Linn, Troy Mills (10)20-01001 2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1)16-3854 8. Ar-We-Va, Westside20-1266 9. Denison-Schleswig15-43310 8. Valley, West Des Moines16-4209 Others receiving votes: Ames 11. Des Moines, North 5. Sioux City, West 5. Linn-Mar, Marion 4. Indianola 4. 8. Prairie, Cedar Rapids14-32010 Class 3A 6. Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids18-2439 RecordPtsPrv 6. Sioux City, East17-1487 1. North Scott, Eldridge (9)18-0981 7. Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton19-22910 2. Waukee (1)18-1843 MASON CITY — There were some postponements due to the weather forecast last night== The Mason City High girls basketball games against Des Moines North are scheduled to be made up on Thursday with JV at 4:00 and varsity at 5:30.== The Mason City boys basketball games against Charles City are scheduled to be made up on Thursday as well 3. South Hamilton, Jewell18-1744 8. Carroll16-3369 Class 2A 7. Dike-New Hartford18-1379 RecordPtsPrv (tie) South O’Brien, Paullina17-426NR RecordPtsPrv 5. Dubuque, Senior14-2666 Others receiving votes: Glenwood 8. West Delaware, Manchester 5. Spencer 4. Marion 1. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 1. 5. Maquoketa17-2573 (tie) Treynor18-3227 5. Boyden-Hull19-2492 8. Regina, Iowa City17-222NR 10. Camanche18-3218 10. Gilbert15-414NR 2. West Sioux, Hawarden20-0783 4. Norwalk16-4592 Others receiving votes: Pella Christian 20. Woodward-Granger 5. Mediapolis 4. Mount Ayr 3. Sioux Center 3. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 2. Forest City 1. OA-BCIG 1. 2. Ankeny Christian Academy (1)20-0845 4. Montezuma17-1582 Others receiving votes: Easton Valley 14. Notre Dame, Burlington 11. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 11. Stanton 8. Calamus-Wheatland 4. Belle Plaine 3. Newell-Fonda 2. East Mills 1. Class 4A 3. George-Little Rock18-359T3 10. Davenport, Central14-4128 5. New London18-150T3 3. Pella (1)15-4765 1. Grand View Christian (9)19-1991 BRITT — Clear Lake had five players score in double figures as the top-ranked team in 3A beat West Hancock 86-66 last night in a non-conference basketball game in Britt, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Drew Enke 17, Tate Storbeck 16, Kody Kearns had 11 while Jaylen DeVries and Andrew Formanek each had 10 for Clear Lake, as the Lions improve to 19-0 on the season. Clear Lake is scheduled to play Algona tonight weather permitting. West Hancock was led by Gavin Becker who had 18, as the Eagles finish the regular season at 9-12 and will face Central Springs in a 1A district quarterfinal Thursday night at Newman. 7. Fairfield15-3387 Class 1A 6. Van Meter18-2466 DES MOINES — Drake senior forward Nick McGlynn has been a key in the Bulldogs surprising run under first year coach Darian DeVries. The 6-8 McGlynn scored 22 points in Saturday’s win over UNI and surpassed one thousand points for his career.Drake leads the Missouri Valley in scoring and one of the reasons is their ability to get quality shots before the defense can set up.The Bulldogs visit Southern Illinois tonight. DeVries says a concern is Saluki point guard Aaron Cook, who averages more than 11 points per game.Drake is 18-7 overall and 7-5 in the Valley. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobsen says the Panthers need improved defense as they get ready to host Illinois State on Wednesday night. The Panthers scored 77 points in a loss at Drake and 71 in a home loss to Bradley last week.Jacobsen says both opponents last week played well on offense.The Panthers are 5-7 in the Valley and 10-15 overall. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague gave a beleaguered backcourt a needed boost and lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 130-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Rose scored 22 points and Teague added 19 for the Timberwolves, who played without the ill Andrew Wiggins. Lou Williams scored a season-high 45 points off the bench for the Clippers, making a season-best 16 free throws while going perfect from the line.
MASON CITY — A Mason City woman accused of mailing drugs to an inmate at the Cerro Gordo County Jail has been given a suspended prison sentence. 35-year-old Erin Hanson was accused of mailing the drug Suboxone, a schedule three prescription pain reliever, to an inmate at the jail. Hanson last month entered an Alford plea to one count of possession of contraband. In an Alford plea, a person doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction. District Judge Karen Salic this week sentenced Hanson to a five-year prison sentence, which was suspended, and placed her on five years probation.