Novak; Serena discover U.S. Open first round draws

first_img(SPORTSMAX) – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have discovered who their first-round opponents for the 2016 US Open will be.Novak Djokovic will begin his U.S. Open defence against Jerzy Janowicz, while Serena Williams’ quest for a record 23rd Open Era grand slam starts against Ekaterina Makarova.After exiting Wimbledon to Sam Querrey in the third round this year and losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the first round at Rio 2016, Djokovic will be aiming to win his 13th major in New York.The Serbian will be confident of a strong start at the U.S. Open, with world number 228 Janowicz having only returned from a six-month lay-off in July.Djokovic is joined in the top half of the draw by Rafael Nadal – who kicks off his campaign against Denis Istomin –and Milos Raonic, the Spaniard and Canadian potential semi-final opponents.Double Olympic champion Andy Murray, who has been struggling with a shoulder injury and lost the Western and Southern Open final to Marin Cilic, will face Lukas Rosol in his first match.The world number two could face Kei Nishikori – who starts against Benjamin Becker – in the quarter-finals and Stan Wawrinka or del Potro in the semis.In the women’s draw, Williams will be looking to surpass her run to the final four in 2015 against a familiar foe.The world number one overcame Makarova en route to the 2012 and 2014 titles in Flushing Meadows and will need to do so again if she is to be victorious this year.However, things could get tricky with a potential third-round match against Ana Ivanovic, quarter-final versus Simona Halep and a possible semi with sister Venus or Agnieszka Radwanska.Angelique Kerber will be looking to displace Williams at the top of the rankings at the U.S. Open, and Polona Hercog will be her first opponent.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will face a qualifier in the first round, and a match with Olympic champion Monica Puig could occur in round three.last_img read more

CPL announces $100M impact on region

first_imgTHE Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the tournament’s economic impact across the region. The 2017 event, which took place between August 4 and September 9 last year, created a total economic impact of US$ 95 122 465 across six nations in the Caribbean and in the USA.This figure has been arrived at by using organiser spend, visitor spend and media value and was calculated for Hero CPL by world-renowned researchers, SMG Insight.In addition to that economic impact figure the Hero CPL directly involved 2 710 local personnel in the seven countries where the tournament took place and filled 33 503 hotel rooms during the 2017 event. The amount of money that was spent by visitors who came to watch Hero CPL matches has increased 161% since 2014.The value for the seven tournament locations in terms of media exposure was US$22 890 940. The global audience for the tournament has increased 12% compared to those that watched the event in 2016.The Hero CPL spent US$12 690 910 across the seven tournament locations. This organiser spend represents an 84% increase from what was invested for the tournament in 2014 and the amount of money that the Hero CPL spends across the region continues to increase year-on-year.Speaking about the report from SMG Insight the Hero CPL Chief Executive Officer Damien O’Donohoe said: “This is a really strong set of economic impact results for the region and we are delighted with how we continue to grow as a tournament.We are hugely proud of how much the Hero CPL puts back into the countries that we visit and we are very grateful to the governments and fans that help us make that happen. While 2017 has been fantastic we are firmly committed to increasing our economic impact in 2018.”last_img read more

Syracuse attack leads team into season opener against Siena

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In the past 10 years, Syracuse has averaged 11.5 goals per game or less only three times. But those three times have come in the past three seasons.SU head coach John Desko and his players believe this is the year SU’s offensive fortune will be take a turn for the better. The Orange returns almost 70 percent of its scoring from last season, while infusing promising offensive talent.“We all work so well together,” junior attack Kevin Rice said. “I think it could be our strongest part of the field this year.”On Monday night at 7 p.m., the Orange will unveil several new offensive weapons in its season-opener against Siena in the Carrier Dome. The Saints were ranked No. 44 of 63 teams in goals-allowed per game last season.For Syracuse, JoJo Marasco and Luke Cometti — who combined for 58 goals last season — are gone from last year’s team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in steps North Carolina-transfer Nicky Galasso, who is still recovering from a preseason injury, No. 1 recruit Jordan Evans and Onondaga Community College transfer Randy Staats.Not to mention the return of Rice, Dylan Donahue, Derek Maltz, Hakeem Lecky and Henry Schoonmaker.“I think we can put a first midfield out there that’s experienced, an attack that’s experienced with a sub or two and the second middies have been playing really well,” Desko said.In the team’s first scrimmages of the preseason against Hofstra and Le Moyne on Jan. 25, Rice created from behind the cage and finished with eight assists — five of which were goals scored by Donahue.The first goal of the day was scored by Evans just three minutes into the game. The freshman flew through the center of the defense and fired a shot past Hofstra keeper Chris Selva.In the team’s 13-12 victory over Towson in a scrimmage on Feb. 1, nine different players scored. Four of those players are listed as middies, four are listed as attack and one is listed as a hybrid attack/midfielder.“We have a lot of people who can play both attack and midfield,” said Galasso, who is listed as an attack/midfielder. “We have a great attack and we have a lot of people coming back, so we’re excited. We have the firepower and we’re ready to go.“We’re all very anxious and very excited to get going.”Another player who could be on the verge of a breakout season is Lecky, who will transition from the second-line midfield to the first, along with Schoonmaker. Both Desko and Maltz praised Lecky as one of the most athletic players on the team, and someone who is poised for a breakout year.And with Lecky and the rest of the returning attack is a talented group of freshmen.“Offensively, this could be one of the more talented freshman classes you could ever see,” Maltz said. “When those guys came in the fall, we were doing things that we were doing with the team mid-spring last year.”On Thursday, Desko said the team’s second midfield unit — Evans, Weston and Billy Ward — has played well during the preseason.“I think we’re sharing (the ball) really well,” Desko said. “The offense has been very unselfish, and almost to a fault where they keep making the extra pass, but that’s a good problem to have.”In the peak of the 2000s, the Orange averaged more than 12 goals five different times. In 2004, it averaged a staggering 14.41 goals per game. But the past three years SU has averaged just 11.50, 10.35 and 10.76.“It’s just the way we’ve played the last couple of years,” Desko said. “We’ve known that if we’re going to beat somebody, we have to beat them as a team.”But this season, the offense is primed to break out.Said Ward: “The offense just clicks on all cylinders. It’s great to watch and great to be a part of.” Comments Published on February 10, 2014 at 2:23 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball voted to finish 5th in ACC media poll

first_imgSyracuse has been picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the preseason conference media poll released Wednesday. Duke took the top spot with 85 first-place votes.Rounding out the top five are No. 2 North Carolina (six first-place votes), No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Louisville and SU.The Orange is coming off a disappointing regular season that saw the team finish 19-12 and 10th in the ACC, but a magical postseason that saw Syracuse reach the Final Four. SU was 9-9 in conference play last season and lost its first game of the ACC tournament to Pittsburgh.ACC Media Poll Results1. Duke (85 first-place votes) – 1359 points2. North Carolina (6) – 12393. Virginia – 11254. Louisville – 10345. Syracuse – 9056. North Carolina State – 7727. Notre Dame – 7168. Florida State – 7059. Miami – 65010. Virginia Tech – 64511. Clemson – 62312. Pittsburgh – 51113. Wake Forest – 30914. Georgia Tech – 19915. Boston College – 128AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will have to replace its top three scorers from last season in Michael Gbinije, Malachi Richardson and Trevor Cooney. But head coach Jim Boeheim has said his current team, with newcomers Paschal Chukwu, John Gillon and Andrew White III, is better than last year’s squad. One of the team’s top returners in Tyler Lydon was voted to the All-ACC second team.“We’ve never put five new guys in in one year that I can remember that actually, five new guys that actually played a lot, which will happen this year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said at the team’s media day on Friday. “… So we’ll be able to do some more things. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to work, but we will do some more things.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Awarding superlatives to Syracuse men’s basketball after nonconference play

first_imgJacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorBiggest disappointment: Bad defense against bad teamsIf a snippet of game time was to represent Syracuse’s nonconference slate, it would probably be the 70 seconds when St. John’s threw down three wide-open dunks in a game that was already decided. It almost seemed like the Orange had given up, but it wasn’t an isolated incident in which the 2-3 zone acted as swiss cheese against teams that had no business finding holes against it. Last season, SU allowed an average of 65.1 points per game, which included games holding Virginia, Duke and Gonzaga to below 65 points. This year, North Florida, Boston University, Georgetown and St. John’s have all plastered 70 or more points on Jim Boeheim’s zone, which at one point Boeheim said wasn’t the reason SU was losing games.But after 13 tests before ACC play begins Sunday at Boston College, it’s clear there are more holes than stopgaps in Syracuse’s defense, and this year’s ACC only threatens to expose them more. BU’s Cedric Hankerson and North Florida’s Dallas Moore each posted 30 or more points on the Orange. Now SU will face players like Jaron Blossomgame, London Perrantes and a handful of players on Duke, Louisville and North Carolina that can exploit a struggling defense more than bad teams have already done. — Matt Schneidman Ally Moreo | Photo EditorBiggest pleasant surprise: Taurean ThompsonThompson entered the year as an unknown forward in an already crowded frontcourt, but he’s stepped in and shined immediately offensively. Boeheim has repeatedly said he’s the Orange’s best low-post scorer and it’s “not even close.”Entering conference play, Thompson ranks as SU’s third leading scorer with 9.1 points per game without having started once and averaging just 17 minutes per contest. In the past five games, Thompson has reached new heights, scoring in double figures on four occasions, including 22 against Boston University and 18 against Cornell. Following a lineup reshuffle from Boeheim midway through the year, Thompson has received a bulk of his minutes at center. He must improve defensively — Boeheim said, “he’s lost out there” — but on a team with several other options, Thompson’s emergence halfway through his freshman year was a surprise. — Paul Schwedelson Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Jeff Anderson | Contributing PhotographerBiggest flaw: Interior defensePerhaps no area of the floor seemed more steady at the start of the season than Syracuse’s frontcourt. Tyler Roberson and Dajuan Coleman were the team’s only returning starters, and the onus was on them to smooth over the defensive learning curve for a relatively inexperienced team. Thirteen games later, Roberson isn’t even the first option off the bench and Coleman is averaging just over 17 minutes per game. Then there’s 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu, whose minutes evaporated after showing almost no ability to handle the ball, and that was before being sidelined with a torn retina in his right eye.In five losses, SU has yielded about 26 points in the paint per game. That wasn’t a huge deal against St. John’s or UConn, who stung the Orange elsewhere on the floor. But teams like Wisconsin and South Carolina dominated Syracuse down low. Even Cornell scored 30 of its 56 points on Tuesday in the paint. The lack of consistent personnel in the frontcourt has certainly contributed to this problem. Thompson is getting more runs at center, and the offensively gifted big man hasn’t been nearly as productive on the other end of the floor. He, like most of his teammates, could help swing Syracuse’s fortunes with a sounder performance on defense. — Connor Grossman  Published on December 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm Although expectations were high following a Final Four run — including head coach Jim Boeheim saying before the season that he’d never had as much depth as this team would have — Syracuse (8-5) struggled in the first portion of the season. The five nonconference losses is a school record and after a brutal 93-60 loss to St. John’s, Boeheim said he wasn’t sure what he was doing with this team.Syracuse men’s basketball beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson award superlatives to the Orange midway through the season.MVP: Andrew WhiteThroughout most of Syracuse’s nonconference turbulence, it was a scary thought to imagine where the team would be without the contributions of White. The fifth-year transfer from Nebraska immediately sparked SU’s offense as the leading point scorer in six of the first eight games. He’s pacing the Orange with 14.8 points per game, 39 3s (averaging three per game) and 32.9 minutes per game. No Atlantic Coast Conference player has buried more 3s than White.The biggest knock on White is his second-half inefficiencies. Twice he’s led Syracuse in scoring without tallying a single point in the final 20 minutes. His offensive numbers have also slowed the past few games as Tyler Lydon has risen, highlighting SU’s overall lack of cohesion. But on the larger scale, White has been the one-man show on offense when the Orange has needed it the most. Given Syracuse’s precarious spot, White will need to match, if not exceed, his non-conference performance for SU to level with most of its ACC opponents. — Connor GrossmanAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Tony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerBiggest X-factor going forward: Tyus BattleThe combination of Battle’s athletic 6-foot-6 frame and a jump shot that’s been better than expected makes him a potential weapon Syracuse can use in ACC play. He’s flashed his potential throughout the first half of the year but has been hampered by a nagging left foot injury. He hasn’t missed a game, but was removed from the starting lineup for a three-game stretch and missed a week of practice midway through December. Boeheim said he didn’t want to use him against Georgetown on Dec. 17 due to the injury, but turned to the freshman when SU’s guards struggled.Battle’s 43.6 3-point shooting percentage ranks second on Syracuse behind only Tyler Lydon. His 2-point field-goal percentage, however, stands at 37.5 percent, the worst of any SU rotation player. If Battle can stay 100 percent healthy — he’s said he’s moved past the injury — if he improves driving to the basket and if he converts higher-percentage shots at the rim, he could arguably be the Orange’s most dynamic offensive player. The only issue is that those are big ifs. — Paul SchwedelsonWho is the biggest X-factor for Syracuse men’s basketball going forward? https://t.co/30IGX57wsY— Daily Orange Sports (@DOsports) December 31, 2016@DOsports Frank Howard.— Steve Wilson (@cuseguysteve) December 31, 2016 @DOsports No chemistry— J Bone (@SyrNYBones) December 31, 2016@DOsports n too many new players & the mix isn’t good! Point guard issues— Mike Paul (@miketpaul) December 31, 2016last_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Shorthanded Badgers prevail over No. 14 Spartans

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-9, 6-5 Big Ten) picked up a massive 64-63 win over conference foe, No. 14 ranked Michigan State Saturday (16-6, 8-3) in a sold out Kohl Center.After losing three of their last four games and their second leading scorer to the transfer market, the Badgers’ 2020 season seemed like a lost cause. On top of that, Brad Davison sat out Saturday after he earned himself a one-game suspension earlier in the week against Iowa. Everything was going against Wisconsin, but that meant they had nothing to lose. Men’s Basketball: Kobe King announces departure from UW basketball programRedshirt sophomore guard Kobe King has announced his intentions to depart the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program in a Read…In front of an electric Kohl Center, the Badgers came out and played with confidence and character, pulling out what is arguably their best win of the season.Out of the gate, big threes from Brevin Pritzl and Nathan Reuvers paired with stellar team defense had the arena rocking. Eight minutes in, UW held an 18–6 lead and had all the momentum.Cassius Winston and the Spartans had a few small runs, but Wisconsin just couldn’t miss. With seven minutes left, a step back jumper from Aleem Ford pushed the lead out to 15. After a few free throws and a three pointer from D’Mitrik Trice, the depleted Wisconsin squad found themselves with a 19-point lead over one of the most well-rounded teams in college basketball.With just a few ticks left in the first half, Greg Gard drew up a beautiful play that saw Pritzl curl around a screen and hit a fadeaway three to give Wisconsin a 43–27 advantage at intermission.The second half went the exact opposite way.Despite a few easy buckets by Reuvers and Trice, the crowd just wasn’t as into the game as the first half. Slowly but surely, Michigan State started to chip away.Men’s Basketball: Following D’Mitrik Trice’s mid-season riseAfter a season of reliance on Ethan Happ, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team needed to fill the production Read…All of a sudden, the Spartans went on a 13–0 run and the scoreboard read just 50–47 in the Badgers’ favor with 11:22 to go. But Wisconsin kept control, and big plays from Micah Potter and Aleem Ford pushed the Badgers into a sizable lead. To have a chance, MSU had to start pushing the pace.In the final four minutes, the game remained deadlocked at 61–57. No one scored between the 4:33 mark and the :36 mark when Trice went one of two from the line.Wisconsin iced the game at the free throw line and wound up holding on by one point. The final score in Madison was 64-63.Trice finished with 14 points, five assists and six rebounds on just 25% shooting but played a big role in containing the All-American Winston. Winston still wound up with 23 points on the night. Yet, it was clear he wasn’t quite comfortable, especially in the first half.Reuvers hit two deep threes en route to a 15 point and two block performance. His running mate Ford had 13 of his own.After all that went down surrounding Greg Gard’s program in the last few weeks, this felt like exactly what Wisconsin needed to stay confident as we wind down toward postseason play.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin upsets Ohio State University in marquee road winThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (9-5, 2-1 Big Ten) upset No. 5 Ohio State University Buckeyes (11-3, 1-2) Read…Even without Kobe King, this team still has a chance to make a run, especially considering how insane college basketball has been this season. Three top-15 teams lost to unranked opponents Saturday, and the Badgers are inching closer to a top 25 ranking as the season wears on.Next up, the Badgers will travel to Minneapolis to face off with the Gophers next Wednesday. With any luck, they will be able to build off their biggest win of the season and build late-season momentum.last_img read more

HBA Media to oversee Ascot’s international media rights

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Share Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 BGC: UK betting to donate all Royal Ascot ‘Britannia Stakes’ profits to charity June 15, 2020 Ascot Racecourse has secured a five-year agreement with HBA Media which will see the international horse racing media rights agency market the Berkshire racecourse’s global media rights.The agreement, which begins this month, will mean that HBA Media will assume responsibility for the distribution of Ascot’s non-betting international media rights portfolio to include Royal Ascot, as well as all Flat and National Hunt Racing.The agreement has, however, specified that the QIPCO British Champions Day will not be included in the deal.Henry Birtles, Chief Executive of HBA Media, celebrated the new agreement: “These are very exciting times for horse racing, with the emergence of so many new platforms and opportunities, through which we can now promote our great sport to the audiences we have all strived to reach.“To have Ascot on our books represents ‘a pinch me moment’ and we cannot wait to get going. With sports rights, the power is in the collective and we can now leverage sales for individual clients through the growing collection of showcase international races HBA Media has the honour of representing.“Ascot is a global brand and being associated with the racecourse is a true privilege.”Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer at Ascot, welcomed the new relationship: “HBA Media’s business model clearly displays an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of international media rights within the horseracing sector; and we are delighted to have appointed them to market our global media rights.“We are confident that Ascot will benefit hugely from this exciting new venture.”last_img read more

Joseph Agbeko ‘Rumbles For Peace’

first_imgFormer Bantamweight titlist Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko has set a goal; a peace goal he hopes to achieve with Ghanaians.Joseph Agbeko is appealing to politicians and their supporters to engage in peaceful campaigns ahead of the 2012 general elections in December.Agbeko said, the Government and Electoral Commission has put in place the necessary institutional and legal structures to ensure that the election will be free, fair and peaceful and we as Ghanaians too have to play our part.“As we approach this historic event, I appeal to all political leaders and their supporters to engage in peaceful campaigns. Let us all remember that Ghana’s collective destiny is far more important than the interest of any individual person or group” the professional bantamweight boxer said.The objectives of King Kong and his team include the promotion of peace, solidarity, tolerance and unity in Ghana which adds up to National development.A campaign song by Richie & All Stars titled ‘Yen Ara Asaase Ni’ will also be used to spearhead the campaign.A music video and video documentary will have solidarity messages of prominent people using the phrase – ‘My name is…… and I rumble for peace’ will be inserted in the videos.Agbeko will be calling on the father of the nation, chiefs, community leaders, political parties, celebrities and more to help make his campaign successful.On the campaign, he described boxing as an important element in the fight for peace, national reconciliation and development.Taking part in an election is the sure way of influencing the political and economic destiny of Ghana so he will also be distributing T-shirts, hand bands, banners, posters, bumper stickers and more to spread the peace messages. Joseph Agbeko was born March 22, 1980 in Accra and professional boxer with a record of 28 wins (22 knockouts), 4 losses and 0 draws.In 2010, Joseph’s efforts in the sport of boxing,saw the township of Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana enstooled him as a warrior chief. His enstoolment name was Togbe Kaletor I, which means ‘Brave Warrior.last_img read more

Clippers reportedly among Anthony Davis’ desired locales

first_imgThe Clippers are among four teams that New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has interest in joining long-term, according to reports Monday.They joined the Milwaukee Bucks among those on Davis’ list of trade destinations, which already included the Lakers and New York Knicks.The Clippers are widely understood to be holding onto cap space and assets for this offseason, when they hope to attract high-profile free agents. Landing a player of Davis’ caliber could make them even more attractive to another star, but they reportedly have not made an offer for Davis, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Together, Davis and Hill earn about $37.5 million per year, salary that a trade partner must match for a deal to get done.Davis, who turns 26 on March 11, is averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots this season. In his most recent meeting with the Clippers, he posted 46 points and 16 rebounds.NO GALLO IN CHARLOTTEThe Clippers will again be without forward Danilo Gallinari, who they listed as out with lower back spasms ahead of Tuesday’s game in Charlotte. In their previous meeting on Jan. 8 at Staples Center, Gallinari scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the Clippers’ 128-109 victory.Tuesday’s game will be the 10th in a row missed by the 30-year-old Gallinari, who’d missed only one game previously this season, on account of illness. In the past 10 games, the Clippers (29-25 overall) are 5-4 and averaging 110 points while shooting 35.9 percent from 3-point range and 74.3 from the free-throw line.Prior to Gallinari’s injury, they were scoring 114.7 points per game and shooting 38.4 percent from deep and 79.9 percent from the stripe.Following Charlotte, the fourth stop of the Clippers’ six-game trip – on which Gallinari is expected to rejoin them at some point, according to Coach Doc Rivers – will be Thursday in Indiana.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Should they pursue a deal, the Clippers have an enticing mix of young players, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (20 years old), Jerome Robinson (21) and Montrezl Harrell (25), as well as 26-year-old Tobias Harris’ expiring $14.8 million contract to offer.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Milwaukee, which holds the NBA’s best record, could offer Davis an opportunity to play alongside MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.There also were reports from multiple outlets Monday about new, increasingly robust offers by the Lakers, who appear ready to trade most of their young core, a few veterans and multiple first-round draft picks in exchange for Davis and, in order to provide cap relief, Solomon Hill. Harris, who has been battling a sore shoulder since the Clippers’ overtime loss to the Lakers on Thursday, was not listed on Monday’s injury report.Following an underwhelming 13-point outing in Sunday’s loss against the Toronto Raptors, he said he didn’t want to use the shoulder as an excuse.“It is what it is,” he told reporters in Toronto. “I’ve always been a guy to play through things and nobody’s 100 percent. Obviously, it would be a lot better if I was 100 percent, but that’s no excuse regardless.“Hopefully I can get some good treatment on it and be better for there, but we’ll see how it feels.”last_img read more

WHS state track schedule; summer camp information; and how did the 2 WHS golfers do?

Iron Duke Summer camp: The Iron Duke summer program is a weight and speed development program sponsored by the WHS athletic coaches.This program is designed to increase an athlete’s speed, strength, agility and flexibility. Any student third grade and up (based on next year’s grades), male or female, can attend.The schedule for the Iron Duke program starts Monday, June 10. There are no Friday sessions.Group 1 – 11th-12th, Monday – Thursday – Male athletes, 6:30 to 8 a.m.Group 2 – 9th – 12th, Monday – Thursday – Male/female athletes, 8 to 9:30 a.m.Group 3 – 6th – 8th, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Male/female athletes, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Group 4 – 3rd – 5th, Male/female athletes, Tuesday, Thursday – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.June 10, 11, 12, 13.June 17, 18, 19, 20.June 24, 25, 26, 27.July 15, 16, 17, 18.July 22, 23, 24, 25.August 5, 6, 7, 8.The cost is free to high school athletes, $35 for middle school athletes and $25 for junior athletes. Junior sessions will be only Tuesday and Thursday.Scholarships are available upon request.Make checks payable to Tyler Ryan. You can contact Ryan at tryan@usd353.com  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 377 weeks ago Congratulations to the golfers, and best wishes to the track team! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 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. 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 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The last remnants of the Wellington High School season is upon us. The Wellington High School track team travels to Cessna Stadium for the Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita.Also, there are high school summer camps are available to sharpen the skills of the young Wellington athletes. Plus results of the Class 4A state golf tournament that included WHS seniors Nick Becker and Logan Woodbridge….State track meet schedule: It should be an interesting weekend for the Wellington track team, especially the girls team (see story here).The track schedule for Wellington athletes are as follows:Friday, May 242:15 p.m. – 100 hurdles preliminaries – Holly Wright.2:55 p.m. – 4x100m relay preliminaries – Megan Campbell, Wright, Micah Rogers, Dietra Sober.3 p.m. – High jump  (no preliminaries) Avery Lewellen and Holly Wright.3:35 p.m. – 400 meter dash preliminaries – Leah Nelson.5:15 p.m. – 200 meter dash preliminaries – Campbell, Wright.5:55 p.m. – 4x400M relay preliminares – Campbell, Sober, Nelson and Cabriel Rowe.6:30 p.m. – Pole Vault – Ian Stallbaumer. WHS football minicamp: The Wellington High School mini-camp #1 will be held May 29-31 at the WHS practice field from 8 to 10:30 a.m.Registered with Coach Tyler Ryan prior to the first day of camp. There is a $20 camp fee – including camp T-shirt.Mini-camp #2 is coming on June 15-17. Basketball camp: The ninth annual Coach Eric Adams’ Girls Basketball Camp sponsored by Impact Bank will be held June 3-7 at the Wellington High School gymnasium. This will include incoming third through fifth graders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and incoming sixth through eighth graders from 1 to 3 p.m.Cost to attend the camp is $35 which includes a camp T-shirt.Camp staff includes Wellington High School coaches and past players.Make checks payable to Eric Adams, 420 N. Poplar Street, Wellington, Kans. 67152.Call for more information call 316-655-0811.E-mail for more information at coachadams@sutv.com. Please register no later than May 31 to guarantee t-shirt.The order form can be found here. 9th annual Eric Adams basketball camp Saturday, May 258:30 a.m. – 100 preliminaries – Campbell.9:30 a.m. – 100 hurdles finals.9:45 a.m. – Shut put – Halynn Page.12:45 p.m. – 100 finals.3 p.m. – 4×100 relay finals.3:45 p.m. – 400 finals.5:50 p.m. – 200 finals.6:30 p.m. – 4×400 relay finals. State golf results: Two Wellington High School seniors qualified for Class 4A state boys golf tournament at Cheney’s Cherry Oaks Golf Course on May 20.Logan Woodbridge finished with a 78 and placed 28th out of 106 golfers. He golfed 40 on the front and 38 on the back.Nick Becker finished with an 82 and placed 48th. He shot a 42 on the front and 40 on the back.Wichita Collegiate won the event with 299 points. Kansas City Piper had 305. For full results, click here. read more