Mount Louisa property wins house of the year

first_img3-19 Oolilpa St, Mount Louisa.It showcases smart design and quality craftsmanship.The builder overcame several challenges to bring the owner’s dream home to life.The sloping site made access for material and machinery difficult and the driveway had to be cut into the hill while pressure pumps were installed to pump water up the house.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The end result was a house that had been creatively designed to provide functional family living with space for the children to gave their own retreat.Each child’s bedroom was oversized with bedroom two and three having walk-in wardrobes.The kitchen forms the heart of the house and leads to a large dining room able to accommodate large dinner parties. 3-19 Oolilpa St, Mount Louisa.Specialised glass was used to maintain energy efficiency with fully ducted airconditioners installed.Outdoors there is a kitchen and BBQ area that overlooks the pool made of a timber stone and glass which is elevated above the ground and looks out to 270 degree views. 3-19 Oolilpa St, Mount Louisa.LANCINI Builders have taken out the Housing Industry Association’s Townsville house of the year award-winning over the judges with a four-bedrooms, elevated home in Mount Louisa.They were announced as the winner at the awards dinner held last night at The Ville.The winning house at 3-19 Oolilpa St is perched high on Mount Louisa offering sweeping views from every direction.center_img 3-19 Oolilpa St, Mount Louisa.The house is fully automated with a CBUS system that controls entertainment, lighting and multiple feature sin the pool area through the use of a mobile phone.The master bedroom has an ensuite that opens out to a balcony through bi-fold fold while the bedroom has a fully automated rotating bed.A theatre room in the house has three levels with hideaway roll out beds on level 1, LED strip lighting, surround sound and electric powered seats that recline.A large amount of glass was used in the build to capitalise on the views.last_img read more

It’s about liberty, not equality, the French say

first_imgOtago Daily Times 10 August 2012Bruce Logan warns about what he sees as the dangers in same-sex marriage.Here in France, like New Zealand, same-sex marriage is presented to a puzzled population under the banner of equality. And who can fight against equality?Well, some French friends put the notion of equality under examination. They say same-sex marriage “n’est pas l’egalite, il s’agit de la liberte”. It’s not about equality; it’s about liberty.Governments who choose to redefine marriage seldom understand what they’re doing. “Il a toute la laideur de la fierte.” It has all the ugliness of pride.The issue is not about equality or the success of any one couple’s marriage. The issue is about the connection between the state and marriage in civil society. Who decides what marriage is and what it’s for?Marriage is neither essentially religious nor a product of tradition. It is not the child of the state.Neither is marriage what Lynne Featherstone, the British Equalities Minister, claims. “Marriage is a right of passage for couples who want to show they are in a committed relationship, for people who want to show they have found love and wish to remain together until death do them part.” Her historical vision is limited; her logic is deficient and her fusion of the Anglican Prayer Book with modern idiom disingenuous.Marriage is the consequence of who we are.We do not make it; it makes us. We are male and female. read more

Liverpool break EPL record in Sheffield United win

Liverpool broke the Premier League’s all-time passing record after disposing of Sheffield United with ease on Thursday night.Advertisement Loading… The 2-0 win over the Blades kept up their 13 point lead at the top of the Premier League and they have now won their 19th game out of 20 this season.Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Anfield secured their latest win and in doing so they broke a league record.Throughout the 90 minutes Liverpool played 969 passes at an accuracy rate of 90.1 per cent – a club record, but not enough to beat the 1015 played by Manchester City against Swansea in April 2018 .The Reds were scarcely troubled by Chris Wilder’s side, finishing the game with 74.8 per cent of the match possession.Centre-back Virgil van Dijk made the most passes for the home side with 131 completed passes, at a 95 per cent success rate.Sheffield United’s top passer on the night was defender John Egan, who completed only 32 passes.Liverpool are only the second team to take 58 points from the first 20 games of a new top flight season.Liverpool break Premier League record with incredible passing stat in Sheffield United win— SuFCNews2019 (@news_sufc) January 3, 2020Read Also: Klopp excited with ‘sensational’ Liverpool win over SheffieldAnd they have now only lost once in their last 62 Premier League outings – a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last January.Jurgen Klopp’s men narrowly missed out on their first title in 29 years last season but are now massive favourites to end that run.Next up it is an FA Cup home class with rivals Everton at Anfield on Sunday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Reds have swept all before them in the Premier League this year and are showing no signs of relinquishing their massive lead at the top. read more

Robert L. “Bob” Branigan

first_imgRobert L. “Bob” Branigan, 68, of Milan passed away Saturday January 2, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health, in Batesville. Bob was born Tuesday February 4, 1947 at New Castle the son of Fred and Francis (Wright) Branigan. He married Connie (Kaiser) Branigan August 5, 1988 and she survives. Bob was an Air Force Veteran, and retired as a teacher for East Central High School after 37 years, also 7 years at Ivy Tech and taught summer courses for Purdue and IU. Bob coached drama, wrestling, freshman football. He was a member of the Ripley County Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Versailles F & AM Lodge #7, Milan Police Department, Milan Town Board, Milan VFW Post 6234, Ripley County Amateur Radio Club. Versailles Chapter 333 Order of the Eastern Star and held other titles too numerous to mention. Bob served his beloved Order as five families from 1999-2004; Bob served his beloved Order as Grand Sentinel in 1999-2000. He enjoyed amateur radios, broadcasting for WSCH Radio, playing the bass guitar, photography, target shooting, traveling, flying, public speaking, music, computers and other gadgets, eating out with friends, feeding the birds and squirrels outside of his home, and spending time with his grandchildren, family.Bob is survived by wife: Connie Branigan of Milan, Son: Sean (Jaralee) Branigan of Cloverdale, IN, Mother: Francis Branigan of Anderson, IN, Brother: Dan (Laura) Branigan, in-laws- Bill and Freda Kaiser of Milan, 2 Grandchildren: Aubree and Corey Branigan. He was preceded in death by father: Fred BraniganFuneral services will be at 11AM Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Hope Baptist Church 15593 US 50 Dillsboro, IN 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8PM Tuesday January 5, 2016 at Hope Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Indiana Juvenile Diabetes Association, Milan Life Squad, and Milan Police Department. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Box 243 Milan, In. 47031 (812)654-2141. Go to to leave an on line condolence message for the Family.last_img read more

Jane Elizabeth Spencer, 56

first_imgJane Elizabeth Spencer, 56, of Greensburg IN passed away on April 20, 2020 at Ascension St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.Jane was born on April 17, 1964 in Greensburg, IN to William Francie and Betty Catherine Newby. She married Brian Spencer on January 1, 1988 and they have been married for the last 32 years.Throughout her life, Jane was a devoted mentor and supporter of her family, especially her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, whom she adored. Jane was also a devoted “dog-mom” to her beloved fur babies and never missed the opportunity to support one of her favorite organizations – People Assisting Animals In Need (PAAIN). When she was not spending time with loved ones, Jane was an avid antiquer, Harry Potter fan and murder-mystery enthusiast. Jane loved being able to travel, especially to some of her favorite places on the West Coast. She was also a proud member of the International Order of the Rainbow Girls and the Order of the Eastern Star.Jane was a passionate advocate for organ donation who devoted much of her life to supporting the Indiana Donor Network and was instrumental in assisting with the BMV integration of organ donor registration. As the grateful recipient of multiple organ transplants, Jane also become an advocate for the education of medical students and was fond of saying that she had “helped train a lot of nurses and doctors over the years” as she was often being treated in teaching hospitals and truly enjoyed watching new providers learn.Jane is survived by her husband, Brian Spencer; siblings, John(Cora) Newby, Ann (Jeff) Willeford, Charlie (Nancy) Newby; siblings-in-law, Jeff Spencer, Jill (Dave) Dudek, Mark (Lyly) Spencer, and Terri Newby; ten nieces, six nephews, eleven great-nieces and 14 great-nephews; and her beloved dogs Peanut and Sam.Jane was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Betty Newby, brother Bill Newby, great-nephew Aaron Hoffman and beloved beagle Samantha.Due to the recent public health mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the Hebron Cemetery in Adams.Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

J-D/CBA wrestlers go 1-1 at sectional Dual Meet

first_imgNow J-D/CBA lined up in the semifinals against top seed Fulton. Two weeks earlier, the Red Raiders beat the Rams 61-18, and here it was the same, Fulton easily prevailing 63-12 to advance to the finals.Five different times, J-D/CBA had to forfeit bouts, but the 10 contested weight classes Fulton won seven of them.At 113 pounds, William BeSeth did edge Dylan Waldron 6-5, with Block getting a 9-2 win over Cameron Lugo as Chris Hemingway, at 285 pounds, pinned Jon Bell in 66 seconds.Two other close bouts went in the Red Raiders’ favor, including 12, where Wells fell 9-6 to Andru Walts and 152, where Alibekov took a 7-6 defeat to Noah Horning.As for Fayetteville-Manlius, it hosted its annual Hornet Duals on Jan. 18, where the highlight for the Hornets was a 51-18 victory over Rome Free Academy.Paul Cange (126), Brennan Rettig (152), Alex Dauksza (160) and Sawyer Dereszynski (170) each recorded pins against the Black Knights.Kyle Sykes, at 120 pounds, won a tense 11-9 battle over Zach Franco, while forfeits were claimed by Allen Hamilton (132), Luke Richter (145 pounds), Jake Fiorito (220 pounds) and Nick Testani (285 pounds).Elsewhere at this meet, F-M lost 66-24 to Columbia, fell 51-29 to Lowville, had a 70-14 defeat to Carthage and took a 66-12 loss to Beaver River, even though Dauksza and Dereszynski went a perfect 4-0 against those sides.Then F-M met up head-to-head with Syracuse City last Wednesday night and got its first league win of the winter, prevailing by a score of 39-34.Testani’s 1-0 win over Jimmy Holmes was important, the Hornets’ lone decision. Dauksza, Dereszynski and Sykes (at 126) all earned pins, with forfeits going to Grover Chowning (120), Luke Richter (145) and Brennan Rettig (152).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Back-to-back pins by Garrett Williams (126 pounds) over Eric Salenski and Ethan Wells (132 pounds) over Gaetano Julian closed the gap, but it took a string of five straight wins late for the Rams to go in front for good.It began at 152 pounds, Shoh Alibekov pinning Dylan Firenze in 1:52, after which Jayden Hemingway (160 pounds) got a pin over Devin Southworth in 2:25.Enver Bulatov’s 63-second pin over Chris Mehlek at 170 pounds was followed up by a forfeit to Laith Abdel-Aziz at 182 pounds and Tyriq Block, at 195 pounds, getting a fall over Kamdin Bembry in 92 seconds. Tags: F-MJ-D/CBAwrestlingcenter_img For the first time, the wrestling Section III Dual Meet was a two-day affair, with early rounds contested last Tuesday night and the finals on Thursday.Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA was the only local side in the Division I (large school) eight-team field, and it prevailed in the opening round against Cicero-North Syracuse, the Rams topping the Northstars 48-36.Though C-NS won four of the first five bouts, Jackson Thomas got his side on the board at 106 pounds by pinning KevinMossow late in the first period.last_img read more

MLAX : SU struggles to find offensive rhythm against zone defenses

first_img Comments John Desko had been expecting to see zone defense since the first game of the season.Syracuse got its first glimpse of it in a 13-7 opening-day win against Denver. After SU exploded for six quick goals in the first 10 minutes of play, the Pioneers switched to a zone defense to slow the pace of the game. The strategy did just that, as the Orange scored just once during the next 25-plus minutes.Five games later, Syracuse’s opponents haven’t changed in their approach to slow down the No. 1 Orange’s attack. Every team except No. 2 Virginia has at least attempted to play a zone defense against SU (6-0). Some of them, like Johns Hopkins on Saturday, have deliberately stalled on offense to keep the ball out of Syracuse’s possession.And for the most part, that strategy has been successful in limiting SU’s transition scoring and allowing opponents to hang around.‘You’ve got to work harder for (zones) to get your shots off,’ Desko said. ‘In a few games this year, we’ve been pretty quick to come down, dodge and score. And zones don’t allow you to do that.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe zone defense in lacrosse works much like it does in basketball. Offenses have more success against them with quick passing and off-ball movement as opposed to trying to dodge through it.Syracuse’s opponents have used a 3-3 scheme with their defenders in the back line and defensive midfielders in the front line against the Orange this year. And it has led to multiple scares for SU despite its unblemished record.Denver never mustered enough offense to threaten Syracuse in that first game but was only outscored 7-5 after switching to zone in the second quarter. After trailing 7-0 in the first quarter on Feb. 27, Army managed to pull within one score late in the fourth quarter with its methodical, deliberate pace.And it was impatience on offense that nearly cost SU that game.‘We needed to take high-percentage shots, and we weren’t taking them,’ sophomore JoJo Marasco said after that win. ‘We were rushing the ball a little too much.’Georgetown and Johns Hopkins both forced overtime against the Orange recently with a steady dose of man-to-man and zone defenses, in addition to some stalling on offense.‘Hopefully, toward the end of the season, if we get in tight games, we’re prepared and we have the composure because we’ve been there before,’ SU defender John Lade said.Despite the somewhat unorthodox defensive look from opponents, Desko seems to be relatively pleased with his offense’s performance against zones this year.Even after scoring just five goals in the double-overtime win against Johns Hopkins on March 19, the head coach said he thought the offense played well. That low score, he said, was more a result of Blue Jays goaltender Pierce Bassett’s performance in net.But while Desko has been happy with the offense, the zones have affected the normally high-powered Syracuse attack. Teams try to limit SU’s trademark transition game, which has become a staple of the program with these defensive schemes.‘It never looks good when they’re running the other way with numbers,’ Johns Hopkins faceoff specialist Matt Dolente said Saturday.And opponents have not seen much of that unsettled scoring from the Orange. The zone allows them to limit those chances with defenders who can get set up quickly in their positions. They don’t have to worry about finding their particular man on a fast-break opportunity.All of it has led to Syracuse’s 11.33 goals per game this year. If that holds steady throughout the season, it would be the lowest mark for the Orange since 1982, a year before SU won its first national championship.Said Desko: ‘I can see why teams are using them against us.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Lessons loom from infamous upset

first_imgAh, homecoming — a time for students, fans and alumni to join together and party themselves into oblivion.And I guess there’s a football game too.A 12:30 p.m. kickoff may be somewhat of a buzzkill for most USC fans, but the Trojans are probably just happy to be returning home. The last four games have done little to inspire faith in the team, so what better place than the Coliseum to set things straight for the final three contests of the year?Shock of the year · Tavita Pritchard (14) and the Cardinal stunned USC in 2007, a game which some called the biggest upset of all time. – Photo courtesy of Joel ZinkBut by scheduling Stanford for the homecoming game, it’s clear that someone in the athletic department either has a nose for good storylines or an excellent sense of humor.I don’t have to remind you of the 2007 game that has been coined by some as “The Greatest Upset Ever.” You’ll hear plenty of reminders throughout the week that this is Stanford’s first game in the Coliseum since that night. The media will hype up the revenge game only to have USC coach Pete Carroll and his players downplay the angle, and rightly so.Both programs have undergone shifts since that October night two years ago, and there are bigger objectives at play than vengeance. USC and Stanford are in the thick of a conference title race, and a loss Saturday would set either team back in a shot at a top-tier bowl.But there’s still a lesson to be taken from the last time the Trojans lost in the Coliseum.Last time, I was standing on the sideline right next to the end zone, where Stanford wide receiver Mark Bradford came down with the winning touchdown catch. Listening to the sound of more than 85,000 people going silent still ranks as one of the more surreal sensory experiences in my life.The loss hit home for players in more than one way. It was just the first time in 36 games that the Trojans had dropped a game at the Coliseum. And it came to a 41-point underdog whose coach had entered the year promoting that year’s USC squad as the best team in the history of college football.Senior defensive end Lawrence Jackson said a loss was the same “whether you’re in the Coliseum or on the moon,” but Carroll looked like a man who had been shaken to his core by the defeat.“I was looking at the color red on this [tablecloth] and it just looked different to me today,” a dejected Carroll said in his postgame press conference. “Things have always been the same here and it looked and felt different today.”An aura of invincibility was shattered that day for the Trojans. There had been an assumption that even the clumsiest efforts by USC would eventually be salvaged, especially at home.But the sleepwalking Trojans were in for a rude awakening.“It was not about Stanford tonight,” Jackson said after the game. “It was about us.”Those words should stay in the mind of any fan who thinks that USC’s recent woes will be solved by playing at home. The Trojans still have plenty of woes, and if the contest against Oregon State was any indicator, teams won’t simply roll over for USC anymore.Some fans are optimistic about a strong finish given Carroll’s undefeated record in November and in homecoming games. But as the loss to Stanford taught us, such trends are not absolute rules.College football teams operate on a week-to-week basis, frequently acting independently of their most recent game. How else do you explain Oregon’s effort against USC and subsequent stomping by Stanford?If the Trojans have anything going for them, it’s that they won’t be caught by surprise again. Stanford is the new “it” team in the Pac-10 with the touted backfield of senior running back Toby Gerhart and freshman quarterback Andrew Luck.USC shouldn’t need a reminder about fixing its own problems after its last four performances. With the way Stanford has played lately, the Trojans need to prove they have learned something since the last time the Cardinal came to the Coliseum.But at least no one is accusing of the Trojans of being the best team ever this time.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Michael at read more

3 things Jim Boeheim said: Timeouts, Tyler Roberson and Tony Bennett

first_imgOn coaches not being allowed to call timeoutsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim waited for a fitting time to go off about one of college basketball’s most recent rule changes. With just over 11 seconds left in Friday’s game against Gonzaga, Trevor Cooney tried calling a timeout while inching toward the end line amidst a chaotic scrum in a one-point game. It wasn’t granted, and the Bulldogs were awarded possession with a chance to tie or take the lead.“There’s a horrific rule change that was made, now that I’ve been nice, taking the timeouts away from the coaches,” Boeheim said Saturday. “…When Trevor caught that ball, I’d have been calling timeout.”In the end, it didn’t matter as Syracuse escaped with a 63-60 win to advance to the Elite Eight. But a seemingly endless review to determine the right time on the clock followed a steal and subsequent timeout Cooney is forced to try and call that Boeheim wholeheartedly opposes.“When he made that steal that unfortunate thing wouldn’t have happened because I would’ve got the ref’s attention at half court who made that call and gotten a timeout,” Boeheim said. “Players are fighting to get a steal, they’re fighting to get the pressure, get the ball up the court. That’s what their job is.“My job is to call a timeout and if five guys are doing their job, they are sure as hell not looking over at me to call a timeout.”On recent consistency of Tyler RobersonAfter Roberson’s 18-rebound showcase against Dayton in Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opener, Boeheim wasn’t satisfied. He stressed the need for the junior’s consistency on the boards, citing earlier in the season when Roberson would follow up a dominant performance on the glass with a dud.In the past three games, Roberson has 39 rebounds and forced Boeheim to trace back to the criticism – that Roberson wouldn’t play a minute if SU had anyone else to put in his spot – of Roberson’s performance after a scoreless performance against Pittsburgh on Feb. 20.“I didn’t call him out,” Boeheim said smirking. “I made a comment. He can answer that question, though, I’m sure. It’ll be the first time we’ve heard him answer a question, but it’ll be good.”“I mean at this point, I’m not too worried about that,” a straight-faced Roberson said. “I’m just focused on Virginia and trying to win tomorrow.”“He doesn’t listen to too much to what I say anyway,” Boeheim said, smirking again, “so it doesn’t really matter.”On Virginia head coach Tony BennettAfter Friday night’s win against Gonzaga, when Syracuse already knew its Elite Eight opponent, Boeheim said Bennett was one of the best coaches he’s ever seen.On Saturday, he was asked if Bennett will join him in the Hall of Fame one day.“I don’t predict that, but I think he will certainly have an opportunity to do that,” Boeheim said.The Cavaliers have won the ACC regular season title in two of the last three seasons, the most recent being the exception, but Virginia still averages 71 points per game while allowing the second fewest points per game in the country (59.8).“His last three years he’s had, I think, the best coaching record in the NCAA in terms of winning the ACC two years, and this year they had a couple glitches very early in the year or they would have won it again this year,” Boeheim said. “…He’s a great defensive coach, and he’s also, I think, I believe a great offensive coach.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 26, 2016 at 7:48 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman CHICAGO – Jim Boeheim’s pre-Elite Eight press conference lasted over 40 minutes and some of his answers seemed like they’d never end, one even cutting off the moderator following a pause for thought. Boeheim has been more talkative in the past three days than he has all season and with good reason, as 10th-seeded Syracuse (22-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) is still dancing ahead of an Elite Eight matchup with No. 1 seed Virginia (29-7, 13-5) on Sunday.MORE COVERAGESyracuse basketball predictions for Elite Eight matchup with Virginia10 fun facts about VirginiaSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 1 seed VirginiaThe story behind Christian White’s tumbleSyracuse gets 2nd chance to slow down Virginia’s Malcolm BrogdonTyler Lydon showing growth defensively in NCAA TournamentDougherty: The ACC, with half the Elite 8, was an especially important proving ground for SyracuseTrevor Cooney is driving into the paint more by designDougherty: Syracuse-Virginia will be a rare clash of brand-name defenses3 things Tony Bennett said: Michael Gbinije, Malachi Richardson and owning the zone Here are three things Boeheim said during Saturday’s media availability.last_img read more

Midseason Basketball report: Sumner County teams return to action this week with lots to prove

first_imgMed. Lodge 1-1 5-0 Med. Lodge 0-0 League 4-1 W. Independent Argonia Belle Plaine Oxford C. Springs Chaparral Andale West Elk 0-2 Wellington W. Collegiate 0-5 1-2 0-5 Caldwell 0-0 Central Plains Girls 3-2 Overall 1-2 2-0 Central Plains Boys 1-5 Caldwell 5-0 0-2 5-1 2-3 Mulvane 0-0 1-1 W. Trinity 0-0 Garden Plain Mulvane 0-2 League Oxford 1-2 League Argonia 2-0 Bluestem Wellington boys The Crusader boys are 2-3 but after two frustrating losses in the Kingman tournament in which they let two fourth quarter leads slip away, this team could easily be 4-1.Still, Wellington finished December on the right foot with an impressive 92-65 victory over Mulvane. It’s been awhile since the Crusaders have scored 90 points in a game.Wellington will host the 5-0 Wichita Collegiate Spartans tomorrow in what is always going to be a daunting task for the Crusaders. Friday, Wellington travels to Circle, which is 4-1, a 63-37 loss to Andale.Once Wellington gets through this week, things look a little easier for the Dukes. The Crusaders host a beatable 3-3 Clearwater team before playing El Dorado that is 0-4 for the season thus far. That will lead Wellington into the Chaparral Tournament which is always a week-long event that the Crusaders could win.————— 3-3 Clearwater 4-2 Central 1-2 Chaparral 4-1 2-1 2-0 0-5 Clearwater 4-1 0-5 3-2 Udall 2-3 1-2 2-0 Belle Plaine girlsIt will be a tough go for the Lady Dragons this season as the team is 0-5 and have not been within single digits in any of those losses.Conway Springs girls The Lady Cardinals have improved to 3-2 overall, and 2-0 in the CPL after its big 37-33 win over Cheney before Christmas break. Conway Springs returns to action with a huge test Tuesday night, battling Douglass there. The Bulldogs are 5-1 and also 2-0 in the CPL. Garden Plain is the other undefeated 2-0 CPL team.————— League Wellington girls The Lady Crusaders are currently Sumner County’s hottest basketball team. They are 2-0 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV league for the first time in their history. They are 5-0 overall for the first time in their history. The team is ranked No. 4 in the Topeka Capital Journal poll and No. 6 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.But this week is huge for them. The Crusaders have their home opener(!) against Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday.The Spartans are 3-2 but more importantly 2-0 in the AV-CTL DIV with wins over Mulvane and Clearwater. The Crusaders then will travel to Circle in what could be for the league championship. The T-birds are 4-1 and beat Andale 45-36 before spring break.If Wellington can stay undefeated this week, then they will host Clearwater and travel to El Dorado in winnable games. They could be heading into the ultra-competitive Haven Tournament with an unblemished record.Wellington head coach Eric Adams provided AV-CTL Div. IV statistics:Team OffenseWellington    57.1 ppgCircle           46.2 ppgCollegiate     43.4 ppgClearwater    38.2 ppgAndale         35.0 ppgMulvane        29.4 ppgTeam DefenseCircle           37.6 ppgCollegiate     38.0 ppgWellington    39.7 ppgClearwater    43.2 ppgAndale         51.0 ppgMulvane       54.1 ppgWellington Lady Crusader Basketball Team StatsOffense: 57.0Defense: 39.7Diff: +17.3Reb. Avg: 32.2Assists Per Game: 12.2Steals Per Game: 9.5Blocks Per Game: 6.8Total Deflections: 812 pt FGM: 762 pt FGA: 1712 pt FG %: 44%3 pt FGM: 243 pt FGA: 583 pt FG %: 40%FTM: 60FTA: 87FT: 69%————— W. Independent 1-4 5-1 AV-CTL DIV Girls Belle Plaine 0-2 South Haven 3-2 South Haven 3-0 4-0 2-4 1-1 0-3 2-0 3-1 2-4 2-0 Cheney 2-4 2-1 3-1 4-1 Circle Flinthills W. Trinity 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-0 2-3 Wellington 2-4 0-0 Conway Springs Bluestem 2-4 Argonia girlsThe very young Red Raiders are 1-5 at the moment but look to turn things around at West Elk this Friday.Caldwell girls The Lady Bluejays are 2-4 but have an opportunity to get back to .500 with games against Central and Udall. Both teams are 2-4.Oxford girlsThe Wildcats have one win so far this season. Cedar Vale-Dexter, at 1-5, is an opportunity for Oxford to get a second win.South Haven girlsThe Lady Cardinals are 2-3. Like the other Sumner County teams, none which have a winning record, the opportunity presents itself for victories in the forecast.Follow us on Twitter. 0-0 2-3 Douglass 1-5 4-2 W. Collegiate 3-3 Udall Andale South Central Border League Boys 2-0 0-0 Flinthills 1-2 South Central League Girls 0-0 Douglass 0-2 1-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 West Elk 0-0 CV-Dexter 2-3 Sedan 1-4 Overall Overall 1-5 Overall 3-3 0-0 Central Overall League Argonia boys The Argonia boys have a good shot of finishing in the top three of the SCBL, but Friday’s game at West Elk will go a long ways into determining that scenario. With a win there, the Red Raiders could be 6-2 going into the SCBL Tournament.Oxford boysKyle Green’s team is young, but has been very competitive early including getting to the Fairfield Tournament Championship finals. Oxford hosts Cedar Vale-Dexter and South Haven, both winnable SCBL opponents, which should put it at 5-3 going into the SCBL Tourney.Caldwell boysThe Bluejays were getting significant accolades in the early polls, but are at 3-3 going into this weekend. A 20-point victory over Udall just before break should help get things rolling. Caldwell has Central Burden and Udall on the road. They too could be 5-3 at SCBL tournament time.South Haven boysThe Cardinals are 1-5. They travel to Wichita Homeschool before returning to SCBL play hosting Oxford and traveling to Flinthills. AV-CTL Div. IV Boys 0-0 5-0 Sedan 0-0 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 Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Belle Plaine boysJoe Newman’s troop is a much better basketball team than what it was a year ago. Although it is 2-3, like Wellington, Belle Plaine has lost a couple of games by less than 4 points which would have put the Dragons at 4-1 going into Christmas break.Belle Plaine will be hosting Wichita Independent Tuesday which is leading the Central Plains League with a 3-0 league record and 5-1 overall.Conway Springs boys The Cardinals appear to be on a roll — going 4-1 in December including a big win against Cheney right before Christmas break after finishing second in the Kingman Tournament. At 2-0 in the CPL, Conway Springs has an opportunity to snag two more victories against Douglass and Medicine Lodge.Not a bad start for Paul Lange in his first year as head Conway Springs boys basketballcoach.————— 3-2 1-2 0-0 3-3 0-6 0-4 0-0 1-4 2-0 0-0 Circle 1-2 Overall by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Technically, it is not the midseason; only a quarter of the high school basketball games have been played thus far. But there is no doubt that when January hits, basketball teams play with more urgency and the season shifts into a higher gear. One can argue including the three weeks of preseason practice, midseason has arrived.Hoops begin Tuesday night for Wellington and Central Plains League teams. Most of the South-Central Border League teams won’t return to action until Friday.  Here’s a look at each Sumner County teams as the season goes uninterrupted from this point forward. 2-0 0-0 1-4 Garden Plain League 1-5 2-4 0-3 0-2 0-0 5-0last_img read more