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Vanderbilt ‘exploring every option’ at QB

first_imgLast season, Vanderbilt started an FBS-high four quarterbacks, and the topic lingered all season. But tight end Steven Scheu said he doesn’t dread the quarterback questions now returning from last season.“I don’t really cringe,” Scheu said. “It just comes down to whoever puts us in the best position. … Competition is a great thing for everybody on the team, and it obviously brings out the best in every position.”First-year offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig chose McCrary as the starting quarterback in preseason camp. On Tuesday Mason said he took charge of re-examining the position.“I have looked at it, and I want to explore every opportunity and every option at every position,” Mason said. “This isn’t a democracy. This is me looking at what our football team needs to do and assessing what gives us a chance to be successful.”McCrary has completed 56.9 percent of his passes for 1,428 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Freebeck, who started four games last year, is 2-of-6 passing with one interception against Austin Peay this season. Shurmur has not played.“Whoever gets the job done is who we are going with,” running back Darrius Sims said. “All three guys are great candidates.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.Vandy vs. South Carolina: 5 observations NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (2-4, 0-3 SEC) vs. MISSOURI (4-3, 1-3) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FM Vanderbilt’s depth chart says Johnny McCrary is the starting quarterback against Missouri on Saturday, but coach Derek Mason is not ready to confirm that.When asked multiple questions about his starting quarterback at Tuesday’s press conference, Mason repeatedly answered, “We are exploring every option.” And he confirmed that meant options in personnel, including quarterback, and not play-calling or different schemes.Will Johnny McCrary be Vanderbilt's starting quarterback when the Commodores face Missouri on Saturday? Head coach Derek Mason isn't ready to confirm that.Will Johnny McCrary be Vanderbilt’s starting quarterback when the Commodores face Missouri on Saturday? Head coach Derek Mason isn’t ready to confirm that.McCrary has started the past 11 games, including the final five games last season and all six contests this season. He is listed as the starter on the depth chart, which was released by Vanderbilt on Tuesday morning. Sophomore Wade Freebeck is the No. 2. And a new addition to the depth chart, true freshman Kyle Shurmur, is the third quarterback listed for Saturday’s game.But when asked if McCrary would be the starting quarterback, Mason answered “exploring every option.” When asked if Shurmur would be one of the options, the coach repeated “exploring every option.”Darrius Sims’ gem lost in Vanderbilt’s latest debacleMcCrary has committed seven turnovers in the past two games. In last week’s 19-10 loss at South Carolina, he tossed three interceptions and lost a fumble after the Commodores lost the lead in the second half.It may have been the last straw for Mason, whose defense is among the best in the SEC and ranks seventh nationally in red zone defense. He said, “We understand what our strengths are, but you can’t win it on one side of the ball.”Mason said he believes turnovers are the primary reason Vanderbilt has a 2-4 record rather than a 4-2 mark. The Commodores are last in the SEC in turnover margin and rank 123rd among 127 FBS teams. Only three FBS teams have thrown more interceptions than Vanderbilt’s 11.“You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results,” Mason said. “So we are going to make the changes necessary to move forward.”SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences!last_img read more

SCSU Falls to Concordia-St. Paul

first_img About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1/1 Auto (360p) Brindley Theisen led the team with 27 points. Sean Smith scored 21 points and Gage Davis added 19.The Huskies fall to 12-5 and 7-4 NSIC. They will return to action on Saturday when they face the MSU Mankato Mavericks. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on AM 1390 Granite City Sports.center_img 720p HD 360p The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team fell to the Golden Bears on the road on Friday. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Huskies.SCSU got out to an early 8-6 lead in the first two minutes of play. The two teams went back and forth through the first half, with the Huskies leading most of the way. Right before the half, the Golden Bears took control 51-49.Concordia-St. Paul went on an 11-0 run to open the second half of the game. They outscored the Huskies 56-42 and led the game the rest of the way. SCSU fell 107-91. 1080p HDlast_img read more

Cain, Bryan Lady Lions win and move on in national tournament

first_imgSIOUX CITY, IA (WLAF) – Former Campbell County Lady Cougar Sarah Cain’s Bryan Lady Lions remain on the national stage after Wednesday’s opening round win over Siena Heights.  Bryan (29 & 2) came from behind in the 4th quarter to defeat Siena Heights 72 to 68 in the NAIA Women’s National Basketball Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK CAIN)Siena Heights (Mich.) had a big third quarter scoring 26-10 giving them a nine point lead going into the fourth quarterBryan answered in the fourth quarter scoringThis is Bryan second tournament win in program history and their second time in nine appearances advancing to the second round.Peyton Banks of Siena Heights (Mich.) had a double-double with 19 points and 11 reboundsShayla Ludy of Bryan (Tenn.) also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 reboundsBryan turnovers left the door open for Siena Heights as they were able to capitalize on their miscuesBryan’s defense and rebounding helped to limit second chance opportunities and their sharp shooting 49% from the field held off the persistent efforts of the Saints.Siena Heights weren’t hot from the outside but continued to keep it close by attacked the paint and getting to the free throw line where they were 79% on 19 of 24 attempts (12 of 13 in the second half)Bryan (Tenn.) will play Marian (Ind.) on Friday morning at 11:15 AM ETSIOUX CITY, IOWA (WLAF)  — The 5th-seed Siena Heights women’s basketball team fell to 4th-seed Bryan College 72-68 in the first round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship in the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday night. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half as she led the Saints with a double-double in points and rebounds (11) in the losing effort.THE BASICSFinal Score: Bryan 72, Siena Heights 68Location: Sioux City, Iowa (Tyson Events Center)Records: Bryan (Tenn.) (29-2), Siena Heights (27-6)HOW IT HAPPENEDDemi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) got things going with a layup in the opening minute for the 2-0 lead. The Lions knotted things up at the 8:05 mark before Banks hit a three to spark 5-0 run that put the Saints on top 7-2. Bryan cut the five-point deficit to two after a three-point jumper put the score at 11-9 in favor of Siena Heights. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) responded with a jumper behind the arc to push the lead to five, 14-9, with 4:13 left in the first. The Lions used a 10-0 run to finish the first quarter with a 22-15 advantage.Russell hit a free throw in the opening 60 seconds of the second quarter and Allye Minor (Bryan, Ohio) made a jumper at the 6:09 mark of the quarter to put the score at 24-18 in favor of Bryan. Both teams would go into a scoring drought as the only points scored for the next three, plus minutes came off two free throws by the Lions at the 3:49 mark of the second. Minor hit a layup with 2:20 remaining in the half and the Lions responded with back-to-back shots to give the game its first double-digit point margin, 30-20, with 1:46 left before the half. The Saints would outscore Bryan 5-2 in the final minutes of the second to put the score at 32-25 as both teams entered the locker room at half time.The Saints began the third quarter with a 6-0 run that cut the deficit to 32-31 and forced a Lions timeout with 9:11 on the clock in the third stanza. With the score at 38-34, Banks would score and Russell would hit three of four free-throw attempts to give the Saints a 39-38 lead with 5:19 left in the third. The score would tie once more at 40 before Siena pulled ahead by nine, 51-42, as the third quarter ended.The Lions began the final quarter with a 15-5 run that spanned the first four minutes of the quarter to take a 57-56 lead. The teams traded baskets to a 62-61 score in favor of Bryan College with 3:42 remaining in regulation. A 6-0 run by the Lions extended their lead to seven points and forced a Saint timeout with 1:13 remaining on the clock. Banks hit a bucket to cut the deficit to five, 68-63, with just 41 ticks left. The Saints missed some shots down the stretch and were forced to foul late to stop the clock. Votava hit a three-point jumper with a second left, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Lions as the clock expired.TOP SAINTS• Banks finished 8-15 from the floor for her game-high 19 points.• Russell shot 5-8 from the floor and 6-9 from the charity stripe for 16 points. She pulled down three boards also.• Minor completed the game with nine points and six rebounds.• Tomczak scored eight points, six of which came from the free throws.• Votava and Wyman each finished with seven points.• Anaya Powell (Grand Rapids, Mich.) led with a game-high eight assists.BRYAN COLLEGE• Tristan McClellan led the Lions with 18 points.• Shayla Ludy had a game-high 12 rebounds.SEASON WRAP UPWith the loss, the Saints are eliminated from the NAIA tournament and their season comes to an end a 27-6 overall record. Siena Heights had a 17-3 mark in conference play to finish second in the league standings.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Chelsea standing in the way of club’s ‘big January objective’ –…

first_imgOnce a backup to Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri supplanted the Spaniard last year under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, and continued to do so after Frank Lampard took over in the summer. Starting most of the early games this season, the left-back continued to force his competition to the bench, but a hamstring injury has pushed him to one side, allowing the 31-year-old to thrive in his absence.That being said, the Premier League club don’t want Emerson to go anywhere, as explained by Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday.The Italian newspaper state Juventus are (as always) looking at the Italy international to help provide backup to Alex Sandro and allow the Brazilian to be rested from time to time, but Chelsea are standing in their way.Embed from Getty ImagesSarri likes the player, appreciating his qualities, and has ‘reaffirmed’ all this in the past few weeks, with the defender potentially becoming the ‘big January objective’ for the Serie A champions.However, the Blues allegedly want to offer the 25-year-old a new contract that would see him tied down until 2025, with his current deal expiring in 2022.Will that be enough to put off Juventus and keep him there? That’s the question Corriere dello Sport ask and one we’ll have to be patient about getting an answer for.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Grand Haven hockey team falls 3-2 in overtime to Byron Center in season opener

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Displayed poorly Share Report a problem This item is… $14.99 Shares Inappropriate / Offensive (22) Other (8187) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Share Bestseller ENDS IN × Not relevant Shop Now Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly × Other Inappropriate / Offensive $26.86$49.99 A Warrior’s Heart Ads by Amazon ENDS IN ENDS IN ENDS IN Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Not relevant × Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Not relevant 0 (35539) $3.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $15.29$17.99 DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Fox Sports Go Displayed poorly Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… × NBC Sports Other DEAL OF THE DAY × LocalSportsJournal.comThe Grand Haven hockey team gave up three power play goals on Friday and lost 3-2 in overtime to Byron Center in its season opener.Byron Center opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period.The Buccaneers tied the score 1-1 with a shorthanded goal by Trevor Kalis early in the second period.Grand Haven pulled ahead later in the second when Ethan Pennington tipped in the puck, with assists from Kyle Eveland and Jake Johnson.Byron Center scored in the third period to tie the game, then clinched the victory with another tally about halfway through the overtime period.Grand Haven will host Mattawan on Saturday. Other Other Displayed poorly $0.00 Bestseller (1461) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Other Other Not relevant Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (124) Bestseller ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Displayed poorly $0.00 Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $59.99 Not relevant (1862) × The League (33138) DEAL OF THE DAYlast_img read more

Windies’ cricket director confident of team’s chances against India

first_imgAhead of the three-match T20 series between West Indies and India in the Caribbean, Cricket West Indies’ Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams is anticipating an interesting series and is confident of the hosts’ chances. Speaking exclusively to Stabroek Sport on the series which bowls off on Saturday in Florida, USA, Adams said, “Well I look at the last series we had here against England where we actually beat one of the top teams in the world and that has made me very confident and sort of in anticipation of the series because India is one of the top teams in the world and [it] is going to be a very good test for a team that is growing and growing in the right direction.”Adams acknowledged that India will start the series as favourites but pointed to the developments made by the hosts over the last year.“India will start as favourites obviously because of their standing in world cricket but funny things happen when you are playing at home and I am looking forward to the series with interest.” Following the 2019 ICC World Cup, this is the first series for the West Indies, who are the defending T20 champions.Adams said this series, in his interpretation, will kick start the Windies’ campaign for their title defence in Australia next year.“I would like to think this is the beginning of our campaign for the 2020 T20 World Cup. I think we have about, the last count being 15-18 international games plus potentially two CPL tournaments, and I know guys would be playing in other tournaments but in terms of what we control, I think those matches will give us more than enough opportunity to, first of all, decide on the core group you want to build around and [secondly] how you go about putting them together and making them battle-hardened for the T20 World Cup next year,” he said. Despite the Windies’ current place in the rankings, the Director of Cricket was aware that there is a lot of work to be done and said it will be exciting to see how they progress.“There is a lot of work to be done and over the course of how many world cups, teams change, individuals change, but I do think people have quite a few [of] what I would call genuine match winners and the challenge for us is to put it together to be competitive. The raw materials are there to build and it is a process I look forward to developing over the next 18 months,” Adams said.last_img read more

ISH SJ Series at Louth County – Start lists

first_img ISH SJ Series at Louth County – Start lists 21 April 2016, 17:16 The first leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series 2016 will take place at Louth County Show this weekend. There will be €9,500 on offer from Horse Sport Ireland for these young horse classes this weekend. The qualifier classes will take place on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. Start lists are now available for the qualifiers by clicking on the links below. Start list for Sunday’s finals are now available below. For more information on the 2016 Series, click on the following link to view the full criteria – ISH SJ Series 2016 CriteriaLouth 5YO ISH SJ Qualifier Start ListLouth 6YO ISH SJ Qualifier Start ListLouth 7YO ISH SJ Qualifier Start ListLouth 5YO ISH SJ Final Start ListLouth 6YO ISH SJ Final Start ListLouth 7YO ISH SJ Final Start List Tags: Home  »  General  »  ISH SJ Series at Louth County – Start lists last_img read more

Week 12 Perfect DraftKings Lineup and Week 13 NFL DFS tips

first_imgA matchup against the Colts profiled as more of a “Drake game” than a “Gore game” given the high amount of receptions to RBs that Indy allows, but Drake scored on the ground and through the air, totaling five receptions for 64 yards. He ran six fewer times for 35 fewer yards than Frank Gore, but given Drake’s “afterthought” pricing, he still more than exceeded value. Regardless of his role, Drake his big-play ability and GPP upside.Ravens D/STBaltimore’s D/ST continues to a great front-running unit, dominating in favorable matchups and disappearing in unfavorable or mediocre ones. That’s fine for DFS where you can pick and choose as you please. The lesson here might be to play D/STs against teams with more incentive to lose late in the season, especially when those teams are on the road. The Week 12 DraftKings perfect lineup might be the strangest yet. Two WRs from the same team, but not the QB? No team stack except for multiple WRs? A mediocre QB from a bad team against a good pass defense? A tight end who had zero targets the previous week? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Sometimes even the most sound NFL DFS strategy can give way to weekly randomness, and this appears to be one of those weeks. Don’t let that cloud your judgment too much when making your Week 13 daily fantasy football picks, but keep in mind not every pick has to involve players on hot streaks or players in great matchups, especially in GPP tournaments.Some things made sense this week — namely, the RBs. As is often the case, high-priced “safe” RBs paid off while the WR position had more randomness. In DraftKings, where players get a full point per reception, guys like Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley can come through in any matchup and should always be high on your list of options. WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup builderBefore we break down the rest of the Week 12 perfect lineup, we need to remind you that the results and graphic below are courtesy of RotoQL — the industry’s top DFS research site. Get an edge on all of your DFS contests with RotoQL’s tools and features, including expert projections and the ultimate lineup building tool, the RotoQL DFS Optimizer.Week 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS: DraftKings Perfect Lineup for Week 12Josh Allen, QB, BillsEvery once and a while, we get an outlier QB with no correlating pass-catcher in the perfect lineup. Allen is that guy this week — and that’s even after losing his three-point 100-yard rushing bonus because of two late-game kneel downs. Still, Allen did enough at his rock-bottom price to find his way into the perfect lineup. This is the second time this season he’s turned in a big performance against a tough defense (@ Minnesota in Week 3), so obviously he has some GPP upside, but this was a total shocker. Jacksonville’s once-feared defense clearly isn’t as scary as it used to be.Christian McCaffrey, RB, PanthersIt’s tough to imagine a better DraftKings day for an RB. McCaffrey went over 100 yards on the ground and through the air (hello bonus points), notched 11 receptions (hello full-point PPR), and scored twice. It was a bit surprising he was able to accomplish all of this against the Seahawks, but McCaffrey has proven he can beast against anyone, making him a great cash and GPP play in any given week.Saquon Barkley, RB, GiantsFor the second straight week, Barkley is in the perfect lineup. Like McCaffrey, he scored on the ground and through the air, and he racked up a bunch of receptions (7) and over 100 yards on the ground. Also like McCaffrey, he did it against a tough opponent (Eagles). Barkley is a candidate to show up in this article every week, so he should also be in at least one of your DFS lineups every week​WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsDavid Moore, WR, SeahawksMoore followed up a three-game scoring streak with a three-game scoreless streak, but he snapped that in a big way in Week 12, posting a career-high 103 yards and a TD. Moore obviously has GPP upside, but as long as Doug Baldwin is healthy and Tyler Lockett continues operating as Seattle’s top receiving option, it’s tough to expect much from Moore in Seattle’s ground-heavy attack. In a relatively mediocre matchup like last week’s tilt in Carolina, it’s unlikely Moore was in many DFS lineups.Tyler Lockett, WR, SeahawksThe real shock here isn’t that Lockett also made the perfect lineup along with Moore — it’s that Russell Wilson wasn’t the QB. Regardless, Lockett’s breakout season continued with another touchdown and his first 100-yard game. Lockett isn’t racking up the catches (no more than five in a game this season), but he makes up for that with efficiency, catching all but 10 targets all season. Formerly known for his big plays, the fact he only has one 100-yard game this season shows he could still have some monster performances in him.JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, SteelersAnytime a player gets a 90-plus-yard TD, he’s probably going to wind up in the perfect lineup. Smith-Schuster has done this twice in his career already, which just shows his upside in any given week. A high floor and a high ceiling? Yeah, that’s the kind of player you want in DFS, regardless of the price tag or matchup.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsEric Ebron, TE, ColtsLions fans and former Ebron owners are probably going blind from rolling their eyes, but the former first-round pick continued producing with another two-TD outburst in Week 12. What’s interesting about Ebron is that he didn’t even see a target last week, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was lightly owned in DFS, especially given Jack Doyle’s recent rise. But obviously Ebron is a high-upside option in any given week, as few TEs can match his TD potential. Kenyan Drake, FLEX, Dolphinslast_img read more

Jazz looking to put together a complete game as road trip begins in Brooklyn

first_img Related We’ve got to learn how to compete for 48 minutes. We’re getting good halves out of ourselves, we’re getting a good quarter or almost three quarters in a game. But we’ve got to put 48 minutes together, especially on the road. – Tyrone Corbin, Utah Jazz head coachSALT LAKE CITY — Despite a 0-3 start and a 10-game losing streak, counting preseason games, the Utah Jazz haven’t been playing that poorly of late.They were close in a couple of late preseason games in Los Angeles, and in all three regular-season games, the Jazz were in the game until the final minutes, or even final seconds.Now the Jazz are facing a daunting four-game Eastern road trip, beginning Tuesday night in Brooklyn (5:30 p.m. MST, ROOT Sports) and trying to figure out a way to find a victory. As far as coach Tyrone Corbin is concerned, it’s mostly a matter of playing a complete game.“We’ve got to learn how to compete for 48 minutes,’’ said Corbin. “We’re getting good halves out of ourselves, we’re getting a good quarter or almost three quarters in a game. But we’ve got to put 48 minutes together, especially on the road.’’In their most recent game, a 105-94 loss to Houston, the Jazz played an excellent first half when they led by as many as 19 points, but were doomed by a poor third quarter, which led to the defeat. The other two losses were by three points in the final seconds to Oklahoma City and Phoenix.“The first half against Houston was pretty good,’’ said Corbin. “We executed and pushed the ball down the floor and I thought we took it to them defensively. But in the third quarter, we didn’t have the same sense of urgency about ourselves.’’The players noticed that too.‘We’re just a young group and we have to know the first five minutes of every quarter are the most important,’’ said John Lucas III.“We need to learn how to take care of the ball better and how to close out games,’’ added Derrick Favors.It won’t be easy for the Jazz Tuesday night at the Barclays Arena. Not only are the 1-2 Nets a team loaded with former all-star players (36 combined all-star appearances), they are coming off an embarrassing loss Sunday to the lowly Orlando Magic 107-86. That was the debut of new coach Jason Kidd, who had to sit out the first two games because of a DUI conviction.Two former Jazz players are part of the all-star cast in Brooklyn — point guard Deron Williams and reserve forward Andrei Kirilenko. Corbin complimented both players, going over their individual attributes and saying the Jazz will have their hands full trying to defend them on the court.Williams, who is off to a slow start (8.0 ppg on 36 percent shooting) will start on the guard line with Joe Johnson, while Brook Lopez mans the middle and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who came over from the Boston Celtics in the offseason, will be the forwards.Others coming off the bench besides Kirilenko are veteran Jason Terry, Reggie Evans and Alan Anderson.The Jazz are expected to go with the same lineup as Saturday with Jamaal Tinsley starting at point ahead of Lucas with Favors and Enes Kanter inside and Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson on the wings.While the Jazz are clearly outmanned, as they will be most nights this season, Corbin feels his team has a chance if it takes care of the little things on the court.“Every little thing counts, setting the right screens, getting the ball down the floor, making the right cut, making the right secondary pass, making the right shot,” he said. “We need to know how important the little things are in helping you be successful on the road.’’After playing Brooklyn, the Jazz move up to Boston to play a young Celtics team Wednesday before games against Chicago on Friday and Toronto on Saturday. Playing against former team no big deal to Jefferson, Favorscenter_img Jazz’s Jamaal Tinsley returns to hometownlast_img read more

Wellington board accepts Olson resignation; 3 schools get state merit awards; state board of education member says Redesign is here to stay

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Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down future alumni · 70 weeks ago Higher test scores must be from the schools that are not in the summit program. Maybe the teachers are teaching again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 70 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down jjj · 70 weeks ago looks like the special education is having some issues Report Reply 0 replies · active 70 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down future alumni · 69 weeks ago If the redesign is here to stay, I hope a lot more people will move their kids to different schools. That way wellington will get less money due to lower enrollment numbers and if they loose enough it might change sports classification. Live well in wellington is no longer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 69 weeks ago 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. 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Nearly five months after being placed on leave by the school district and a month after being formally charged in district court, the Wellington School Board accepted the resignation of Ben Olson, the former band instructor at Wellington High School and Middle School.Ben OlsonThe action came as part of the consent agenda at Monday’s April board meeting. His was one of 11 resignations submitted to the school board Monday night.Olson, 30, of Wellington is currently being charged on four felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one felony count of unlawful sexual relations as a teacher with a student (see story here).Olson was the band instructor at USD 353 from August 2015 to November 2018. He will have his preliminary hearing in Sumner County District Court on Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. A preliminary hearing is a procedure in which a judge determines if there is enough evidence for the defendant to stand trial.Other resignation on the consent agenda included:•Heath Peine, Assistant Superintendent for Special Programs;•Jill Kiker, third grade, Kennedy;•Katie Franke: Fresh Start;•Hannah Shuck: Wellington Middle School physical education;•Hana Thomas: Special Education, Washington; assistant WHS Cheer;•Teresa Whitener: Special education, Kennedy;•Victoria Barton: Special Education, Wellington Middle School;•Jordan Crouch: Special Education, Wellington Middle School;•Mary Camp Hollis: Special Education, (speech path);•Nachele Gonsalez: library aide, WHS.The school board also made the following hirings:•Maggie Fink, Kennedy classroom teacher;•Tracie Ross, Kennedy classroom teacher;•Sharon Periera, WHS para-educator;•Will Maddox, WHS para-educator;•Haleigh Kierl, WMS para-educator;•Devin Metzinger, WHS math;•Tiffin Meyer, Kennedy classroom teacher;•Tamberlyn Hendri, Lincoln fifth grade teacher.———Principals at three Wellington schools accept the Challenge Award of Merit certificates.Kansas State Board of Education for District 10 Representative Jim McNiece came to Wellington to present three USD 353 school buildings with the “Challenge Award of Merit” and tout the virtues of the Redesign education.Washington Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Wellington Middle School received the merit award based on achieving a higher-level state assessment performance score than the predicted score based on demographics. McNiece said if a school has a certain number of at-risk students, then they are expected to achieve a certain score. If the school goes beyond the predictor and has good attendance among its students, then it receives this merit award.“For 29 years I was a high school principal mostly in Wichita and we received several awards,” McNiece said. “But I always felt the most pride for this award because it recognized the effort of the board, the administrators and all the teachers.”State Board of Education member Jim McNiece addresses the board about the benefits of a Redesign curriculum.McNiece then spoke about “Redesign” and USD 353 work toward implementing the program. Wellington was one of the seven Mercury schools to implement the program. Redesign is a new curriculum that was introduced at the beginning of the school year for the freshman, sophomore and Kennedy Elementary students emphasizing individual paced learning of the four core subjects of English, math, science and social students. The program has been met by quite a bit of controversy.McNiece said the number of schools using redesign is growing, and eventually, all 286 school districts in the state of Kansas will be using some form of the curriculum approach. He emphasized each curriculum will fit the personality of the school district.According to data, he said Wellington has a high graduation rate of 89 percent“That is extraordinary, you should be proud of that figure,” McNiece said.However, Wellington has just a 45 percent success average of students who go on to get at least a college Associates Degree. He said the goal is to get the success average closer to the graduating average.Wellington board member Larry Mangan asked if Wellington’s score was low compared to other schools in the area, and McNiece said it is about average for a school this size in Kansas. He said high-income schools like Washburn Rural around Topeka will have higher success scores.“It used to be that we were only worried about graduation rates,” McNiece said. “But in today’s world, it is important for us to know what the student is doing two years out of high school. We want to know if the students are ready socially and emotionally as well as academically.”He said the state board of education will not be turning back the clock on redesign education.———Dr. Janet Doud (middle) is recognized for making Southwestern College Hall of Fame.In other school board news:•Board member Jackie Glasgow presented Dr. Janet Doud with a certificate of recognition for being inducted into the Southwestern College Hall of Fame. Doud, who is the Wellington Middle School Principal, will be inducted during Southwestern’s Founders Day weekend on April 11-14, along with four other recipients.•The board, as expected, approved the implementation of the USD 353 reading series, IDEA VI-B assurances, and out-of-state travel for the Crusader art students to Des Moines, Iowa this summer.•The board unanimously approved the early completers format in which students could graduate early, like in December, if they have all their credits completed as outlined by State statute. The students can still participate in high school graduation.•Wellington assistant and incoming Superintendent Adam Hatfield briefed the board about hiring a communication director who will be handling public relations items for the school district including doing press releases, newsletters and data research for the school district. The board gave him unanimous consensus although no vote was taken.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more