Volleyball: Badgers continue reign atop Big Ten with pair of sweeps

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team (21-5, 17-1 Big Ten) concluded their regular season home matches with sweeps of the Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers. After the wins, University of Wisconsin jumped to No. 2 in the NCAA RPI Poll, but remained at No. 5 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll. Wisconsin honored their seniors Friday night with an emphatic 25-18, 25-13, 25-15 sweep of the Hawkeyes (9-20, 3-15 Big Ten). The five seniors, Tiffany Clark, Madison Duello, M.E. Dodge, Mallory Dixon and Sarah Dodd, were recognized prior to the game.Volleyball: Badgers retake Big Ten lead with victories over Minnesota, Michigan StateThe No. 5 University of Wisconsin volleyball team (19-5, 15-1 Big Ten) took care of both No. 7 Minnesota and Read…“We were talking with the rest of the team and saying the greatest gift you can give us for senior night is to be ready to play,” Clark said. “It’s really easy to get caught up in all the distractions that tonight offers — all the family, all the pomp and circumstance — but I think we did a really good job at focusing and zeroing in.” Middle blockers Dana Rettke and Danielle Hart delivered on that gift with 15 and 11 kills, respectively. The pair also combined for a .632 hitting percentage. Rettke also added eight blocks, three aces and a dig. UW hit a combined .410 — their second-highest mark of the year — against Iowa’s porous defense. Even M.E. Dodge, a 5 foot 10 defensive specialist, got in on the fun with a kill – the fourth of her career and her first this season. Wisconsin has now won 17 of their last 18 matches against the Hawkeyes. Volleyball: 3 surprising boosts to No. 7 BadgersA season ago, the Wisconsin volleyball team reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament before their neighbor to the Read…Sunday, the Badgers’ sixth-ranked offense led the sweep over the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ (23-4, 15-3 Big Ten) seventh-ranked defense for the second time this season. This was the first time in program history Nebraska had been swept by a conference opponent twice in one season. Outside hitter Molly Haggerty led the Badgers with 16 kills despite missing the team’s morning practice with an illness. Rettke finished with 12 kills on zero errors and led the match with five blocks. Wisconsin’s offense confounded the Cornhuskers in early October, and it appeared Nebraska Head Coach John Cook and company still hadn’t figured it out. Volleyball: Badgers look to extend historic Big Ten runThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) remains on the road to face The Ohio State University Read…The balanced Badger offense hit .331 against the top defense in the Big Ten. The Badgers hit .376 against the Cornhuskers earlier this year. These are the two highest percentages Nebraska has allowed this year. The Badgers are now 7-0 against ranked Big Ten opponents and have dropped only four sets in those seven matches.last_img read more

NBA free agency news: Cavaliers waive JR Smith

first_img NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers ‘surprised they haven’t found a taker’ for JR Smith Thank you, @TheRealJRSmith 🏆NEWS: https://t.co/XKDBc8h7pe pic.twitter.com/CO5g8bC8oG— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 15, 2019Smith will now receive over $4.4 million, according to The Athletic, and become a free agent after almost five seasons with the organization.Sources: The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived JR Smith, making him a free agent. Cavs had been attempting to move Smith all the way up until the 5 p.m. ET waiver deadline today.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2019It ends an era in Cleveland in which Smith was part of NBA Finals teams. Related News NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers would want combination of young players, picks for Kevin Love The Cavaliers have dribbled out the final seconds of JR Smith’s time with the team.The Cavs waived Smith on Monday, thanking him in a tweet announcing the move.center_img His shirtless celebration of the Cavaliers’ 2016 title was among his most memorable moments — Smith opened the second half Game 7 by making three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the second half, erasing most of a Warriors lead.His most meme-able moment? Game 1 of the 2018 Finals, when he grabbed a rebound at the end of the game and, forgetting that the Cavs weren’t winning, dribbled out most of the final seconds of the fourth quarter. It was a gaffe followed by LeBron James yelling at him and then walking away.Jordan Clarkson (#FormerLaker) and LeBron James combined for 55 points, but they could not get past JR Smith. pic.twitter.com/JDetNiWDDV— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) June 1, 2018Smith also will be remembered for being visible on the city’s sports scene, a regular at Browns and Indians games. He even played in the celebrity softball game as part of this month’s MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland.Now with Smith’s release, the Cavaliers will remain about $22 million over the cap, set at $109 million for the upcoming season but still under the luxury tax line of $132 million.Talks of trading Smith began shortly after he was asked to leave the team in November, when the Cavs considered him a trade asset. Instead, they were unable to complete any deals involving him — Cleveland had hoped to get a future first-round pick — and eventually saw waiving him and staying under the luxury tax line as a benefit itself. It allows the Cavs to stay out of the repeater tax until they are ready to be competitive again, and it also gives them financial flexibility, something they view as important during this rebuild, according to cleveland.com, which earlier Monday was first to report of Smith’s impending release.Smith, 33, played in only 11 games in 2018-19 after agreeing to leave the team in November to await a trade or his release. A 15-year NBA veteran, he is a career 37 percent 3-point shooter.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, December 23, 2014•12:17 a.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 1100 block N. C, Wellington.•3:34 a.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement officers and attempting to elude law enforcement officers in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•4:03 a.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was detained, referred and released to juvenile court.•7:34 a.m.  Ryan W C Goff, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 64 mph in a 50 mph zone. (radar)•11:49 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block E. 15th, Wellington.•2:50 p.m. Judy A. Moser, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 44 mph in 30 mph zone.•3:15 p.m. Stephen Jimenez, 80, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with six counts of goats at large.•3:27 p.m. Officers investigated making false information in the 600 block N. G, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident on private property in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington, involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Hannah L. Shuck, Wellington.•11:25 p.m. Jennifer L. Shoemann, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY EARN EXCELLENT AWAY VICTORY OVER NAOMH MUIRE

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News: Seniors – Div 2 League***D’éirigh go hiontach maith le foirne Chloich Cheannfhaola are mhéilte Mhullach Dearg tráthnóna Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Bhain an dá fhoireann a gcluichí in éadan Naomh Muire are thráthnóna a bhí feanntach fuar. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta 1-07|0-08 agus na sinsir 1-10|0-07. Cloughaneely travelled to The Banks to face Naomh Muire on their 3rd outing of the Division 2 League on Saturday evening last. Both seniors and reserves battled amid strong wind and hail on a bitter cold evening at The Banks. It was Cloughaneely, however, that secured the win, with a full time score of 1-07 | 0-08 for the reserves and 1-10 to 0-07 for our seniors. Well done to both teams!Seniors:The home side was the first to start off the scoring proceedings with a point within the first 30 seconds. Cloughaneely were at the disadvantage of a prevailing wind for the first half which was evident from their total tally of 2 points in the first half. Both scores coming from frees from John Fitzgerald and Darren McGeever (7:40 Mins and 12 mins).Half Time Score :Cloughaneely 0-02, NaomhMuire 0-05 A much more determined Cloughaneely fielded for the 2nd half. A point from Darren Ferry and a John Fitzgerald free (within the first 2 minutes) saw Cloughaneely narrow the gap to 1 point against the home side. Naomh Muire battled against the breeze to stay ahead of the visitors but only managed to secure 2 points within the 2nd half (12 mins, 20 mins). Much needed points came from John McGarvey, John Fitzgerald, Kevin Mulhern and Cillian Gallagher, which saw Cloughaneely gradually steal away from Naomh Muire. However it was a goal fisted in by John Fitzgerald with 5 minutes remaining which sealed Naomh Muire’s fate. Jason McGee was introduced for John Fitgerald with a few minutes of normal time remaining; McGee was a welcome addition to the pitch securing 2 additional points within 2 minutes!Cloughaneely:Shaun McClafferty, Ciaran McGeady, Eamonn Curran, Martin Ferry, Kevin Mulhern (0-01), Darren McGeever (0-1, 1F), Paddy Cannon, Ciaran Scanlon, Kevin McFadden, Eugene McGuire, Declan McGarvey, Cillian Gallagher (0-01), John Fitzgerald (1-03, 2F), Shaun McGuire, John McGarvey (0-01). Subs: Darren Ferry (0-01) for Martin Ferry (19 mins into 1st half), Jason McGee (0-02) for John Fitzgerald (27 mins into 2nd half)Next Up:Seniors and Reserves will now face Glenfin this Sunday, April 19th, in what will be their first home game of the season. Reserves at 1:30 PM, Seniors 3:00 PM. (Please keep an eye on the club Twitter/facebook page for any changes to the fixture). Best of luck to both teams. We encourage you all to come out and show your support for both teams on Sunday!***Reserve Management*** We would like to wish Donal Curran all the best in his new role as Reserve team manager. He was officially ratified into his post during Monday nights monthly club meeting. He will be assisted by Ciaran Collins, Stephen Doohan and Paddy Joe Doohan. We wish them all the best in the year ahead!***Ladies***Cloughaneely Ladies also play a home game to this Sunday, April 19th, where they take on Naomh Columba. Time is yet to be confirmed!***March 100 Club Winners*** Congratulations to our March Winners! €500 Winner- Pól Ó Cuireann; €100 Winners – Dr. Nelson, Seamus McGee (buses), Mary Coll & Mary Sharkey, Patrick McClafferty , Sheila Geaney.April’s draw will take place Tuesday, April 28th.***Club Donegal Card***If you attend regular club games within the county of Donegal, (league and championship) the Club Donegal Card covers admission to all Adult League and Championship matches within the county. The cards are excellent value if you attend games regularly! Please contact Marie McClafferty on 086-8351996 for further details.***Thank You!***A big thank you to Tom Feeney for his work on the sale of the shamrocks to raise funds for the club and to all of you who bought them. €1055 in much needed funds was raised for the club!***REMINDER: Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme***For those of you who will be clocking up the extra miles travelling to county and Club games in the coming weeks,Cloughaneely GAA club has signed up to the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative where you can help win up to E 10,000 for the club! The Cash for Club Scheme ends 5pm Sunday 10 May 2015.Collect a card at your local Topaz and you will earn one stamp per fuel transaction with a minimum value of E40. We need to collect 300 completed cards to qualify for the draw so your help and support is appreciated!! When you have your card completed you can drop them into the Cloughaneely boxes in TOPAZ outlets in Falcarragh or Gortahork. Alternatively you can hand over your stamped card to Anna Marie Coyle, Martin Duggan, Marie McClafferty or any club officer.*******The Club ID which you will need to enter on the loyalty card is 10906********Twitter/Facebook***For up to date club information and live match updates please follow us on Twitter (@clgcloughaneely) or add us on facebook!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY EARN EXCELLENT AWAY VICTORY OVER NAOMH MUIRE was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more