UW women’s hockey to welcome Lindenwood to LaBahn

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is beginning their regular season this weekend as they welcome non-conference foe Lindenwood to LaBahn arena.While the Badgers might already have a game under their belt this season, after they welcomed the South Korean Olympic team to Madison for an exhibition match, but now the Badgers will begin to make waves in their regular season. After making it to the Frozen Four final last year, Wisconsin enters this season ranked No.2 in the WCHA coaches poll earlier this month.Women’s hockey: Badgers bring home WCHA title for third year in a rowFor the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is WCHA postseason champion. The Badgers (31-2-4-0, Read…Skeptics are assuming that since Wisconsin lost its top goaltender, and will be without four of their top scorers this year, the team will most likely suffer. The same poll stated that coaches in the WCHA expect Minnesota to win the WCHA title this year, which has been held by Wisconsin for the past three years.Of course, this criticism is founded, and many in Wisconsin are wondering how the Badgers will get along this year without seniors Annie Pankowski and Emily Clark. They still have sophomore Abby Roque, who was fifth overall in scoring last year for the Badgers, to lead them through this season.Wisconsin also showed strength during their exhibition game against South Korea, in which the Badgers managed to defeat their opponents in a spectacular fashion 8-0. Six different players managed to score for Wisconsin that night, showing that the UW has a plethora of talent on their bench that is capable of getting the Badgers on the board when need be.Wisconsin hockey demolished the South Korean Olympic team this weekendThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team welcomed the South Korean Olympic team to LaBahn Arena this weekend for a Read…Wisconsin also has one of the greatest assets in the WCHA in head coach Mark Johnson, who has always managed to produce a solid team even during tough Olympic years. During the 2013-2014 season, Johnson still managed to coach a team that finished with a 29-8-2 record overall and would wind up making it to the Frozen Four tournament that same year.Fans should not be worried as the Badgers are in more than capable hands with Johnson at the helm. Johnson was thinking years in advance when he was recruiting the last two years and has managed to pull in excellent goaltenders like Nikki Cece and Kristen Campbell along with fantastic players like Abby Roque, Presley Norby and MeKenzie Steffen.While Wisconsin might be a young team, they are more than capable of doing great things this season, and that all begins with Lindenwood this weekend. The weekend begins on Friday at 7 p.m, with play between the two teams concluding Saturday at 3 p.m.last_img read more


Nigeria in talks to play Cameroon and Ghana ahead of World Cup

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced they are in talks with Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana over for friendly matches against World Cup-bound Super Falcons.The move according to NFF general secretary Sanusi Mohammed is to help put the African champions in shape for next month’s World Cup in Canada.“We are in talks with Cameroon, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire for a possible friendly for the Falcons,” Sanusi said.“You know they were supposed to play Mali at the weekend, but Mali pulled out in the last minute. So we now have to arrange friendlies for the team before they depart for Canada.”Sanusi who confirmed that the Falcons will head out to Canada on May 19, added that, the NFF are also planning friendlies for the team while they are in Canada. “The team departs for Canada on the 19th, God’s willing. While in Canada, we are making arrangements to see that they play friendly matches also,” he said.The Super Falcons are in what has been tagged the ‘Group of Death’ with USA, Sweden and North Korea at the 2015 World Cup.last_img read more


Watch Photos: Stephen Appiah visits Ex-President Kuffour at his residence

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgFormer Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah paid a courtesy call at the residence of former Ghana President John Kuffour on Thursday afternoon to invite him to his upcoming testimonial match.last_img


Wellington Recreation Commission holds grand opening of Fitness Center

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday was a big day at the Wellington Recreation Center. The new rec center which has been in the making for 20 years officially had its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon.The new addition features a new fitness center, meeting rooms, and other amenities. The fitness center has been open since late May. “I think we might have toured every building that was available over the past 20 years,” said Hankie Holefelder, Wellington Recreation Commission member to a crowd of 50 or so people including present and past WRC board members.Exercise equipment galore at the new Wellington Fitness Center.Originally proposed in 1994, the WRC board has looked at various locations from the old Apple Market grocery store building to the church that once housed the First Southern Baptist Church, to the Tibbs Furniture building and even the Wellington Junior High. In November 2008, WRC proposed refurbishing Memorial Auditorium to the city voters which was soundly defeated.In the end, WRC officials chose the same location.Holefelder credited former WRC member Lonnie Cooper for the decision to expand from the old facility.“We kept looking elsewhere and he kept telling us to stay put,” Holefelder said.Wellington Recreation Commission Executive Director Cody White and board member Hankie Holefelder speaking before group Thursday.The general public got to tour the new two-story rec facility at the 200 block of West Lincoln which includes a new weight room, treadmill and stationary bike room, other fitness rooms, locker rooms, conference rooms, art rooms, and offices. Even the old part of the rec center looks almost unrecognizable.The ceremony brought an array of chamber and city officials, although nobody from the Wellington school board was present.Members of the present and past WRC Board, from left: Lonnie Cooper, Shawn DeJarnett, former WRC Director Kenny Everhart, Hankie Holefelder, Cathy Mitchell and Tami McCue. In November 2013,  the Wellington City Council acted as a guarantor which directed the Wellington Public Building Commission to issue 20 year bonds not to exceed $990,000 for a $1.89 million Wellington Recreation Commission Center expansion. This came at no expense to the city, but will be paid through the existing 5 mill levies designed to the WRC over the next 20 years.The Fitness Center has been in operation for 20 years  – all of those on the second floor of Memorial Auditorium.For more pictures of the ceremony and fitness center click here.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comments (3) 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 266 weeks ago The place looks great! Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down yodo497 · 266 weeks ago SO WAS THERE MORE BUILT THAN JUST A FITNESS CENTER FOR THE ADULTS, LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD OF ADDED MORE FOR THE KIDS TO DO. Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 266 weeks ago Go check it out. They have a new art center for kids, the teen center/game room and concessions area have been greatly improved. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


GLENSWILLY GAA NOTES

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 6,16,20,21 and the match 3 winner was James McDaid of Ballygawley. Next week’s jackpot is €1,820. Sellers this week are Steven McDaid and JB McGeehan. Our reserves beat Glenfin and seniors beat Naomh Columba with both games in the Gaeltacht. Both teams progress to the weekend in Falcarragh now. The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April.  Operation Transformation is being run in the club from next Wednesday night, 8pm weigh in at the clubhouse all people are welcome.Could club members please take note that only team management, physios and squad members are allowed into the dugout area of the pitch during games this year to comply with new rules.Could anyone who is interested in helping out with the making tea this year after our home games contact Hughie McDaid, Donal Kelly or Barry McDaid. All help appreciated.Club membership must be paid before 31st of March. GLENSWILLY GAA NOTES was last modified: March 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more