Wellington opens with 27-13 smashing of Augusta

first_imgFumble lost2-15-4 Rushing: Orioles – Conner Hurst 4-49, D. McEachern 10-43, Chaydon Carter 2-13, Raef Hilt 12-8, Wellington Dunn 30-133, Hines 6-9, Beard 2-4 Nance 4-2, Team: 2(-2).Passing: Orioles McEachern 10-19-0-86. Wellington: Nance 17-23-0-280.Receiving: Augusta: Howerton 4-34, Hurst 2-41, Reynolds 1-6, Jackson 1-0. Wellington: C. Reichenberger 8-154, Phelps 6-56, Dunn 3-70.Follow us on Twitter. Augusta070613 Fumbles return -yards2-182-27 AugustaRaef Hilt 2 run (Albright kick blocked) Well.Dunn 4 run (Reichenberger kick) Well.-Reichenberger 6 pass from Nance (Reichenberger kick) AugustaWellington Well.Reichenberger 74 pass from Nance (Reichenberger kick failed) Wellington 27 Augusta 13 First Down922 AugustaD. McEachern 2 run (M Albright kick) Passing86208 Penalties- yards6-535-31 Rushing yards28-11344-146 Total offense47-19967-426 Austin Dunn accumulates 133 yards and scores this touchdown near the end of the second quarter. (Photo by Eric Rinehart)by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Statistically speaking it should have been a rout. Wellington accumulated 426 yards in total offense to Augusta’s 199 for more than a 2 to 1 margin. But then there were those pesky turnovers.The Wellington football team would beat Augusta 27-13 Friday evening in the season opener. The Crusaders will see better opponents this season than Augusta, so this may have been a good time to commit five turnovers – four of them recovered by the opponents.While Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan said fans should not expect to see the same numbers quarterback Trevor Nance and receiver Colin Reichenberger would combine for compared to 2013, they still had quite a few.Nance would throw for 280 yards, 154 of those to Reichenberger. Austin Dunn would be the workhorse for the Crusaders gaining 133 yards on 30 carries including the bulk of the yards late when Wellington was in need of winding down the clock to victory.The Crusaders never trailed in this ball game and Augusta never made a significant run. But the Orioles never went away either.Wellington opened the game with a 8-play 80 yard drive that was culminated with a 6-yard touchdown throw from Nance to Reichenberger.After the two teams exchanged punts, Augusta attempted and missed a field goal deep in Wellington territory. After Dunn ran up the middle for 6 yards, Reichenberger got a dump off pass in the flat and outran his two receivers for a 74 yard touchdown to give the Crusaders a 13-0 lead.Wellington would commit two turnovers – one off a punt and then one on a sack. The defense, who kept the Augusta offense rattled all night, held the Orioles the first time, but not the second.Augusta scored on a Dustyn McEachern 1 yard plunge to put the Orioles on the board 13-7.Remington Gilkey makes this unassisted tackle on Raef Hilt in the second quarter (Photo by Eric Rinehart)Wellington responded with a 65-yard drive that was capped by a Dunn 4-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds in the first half. The PAT made it Wellington 20-7.The defense again held Augusta to start the second half and then a big Reichenberger punt return put the Crusaders in business at the Oriole 31.Nance would rush 10 yards on a 4th and 9 to give the Crusaders a first down at the 20. But that was negated with another fumble.Augusta moved the ball upfield but was forced to punt and Wellington quickly got back into enemy territory on a screen pass from Nance to Dunn. The Crusaders moved in front by two touchdowns three plays later when Nance rolled out and threw a 27-yard zinger to Reichenberger at 2:16 in the third to make it 27-7.The Crusaders would have one last fumble in them in the fourth quarter that would thwart what should have been a nail-shutting touchdown drive. Instead, it was Augusta doing the touchdown drive that was capped by a Raef Hilt 4-yard touchdown run at the 5:45 mark.Wellington would recover the ensuing onside kick and the Crusaders would drive out the clock, eventually taking a knee deep inside the Augusta 10. Wellington7137027 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Great to hear the old school drums! Also kudos to the student section. An inspiring night! Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 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. 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College football picks, predictions against spread for all 10 conference championship games

first_imgClemson wins 41-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 2 Ohio State (-16) vs. No. 10 WisconsinThe Buckeyes can leave no doubt by completing a perfect season in the Big Ten — which would be the first since the conference went to a nine-game conference schedule. The Buckeyes broke open a 38-7 blowout against the Badgers on Oct. 26 in the second half. Look for a similar trend here.Ohio State wins 40-21 and COVERS the spread. Conference championship weekend is here, and the 10 matchups will not only close out the 2019 college football regular season, but also help determine the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Day 6 bowls.Plus, it’s just a weekend of great college football matchups, featuring ranked meetings between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia; No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Wisconsin; No. 3 Clemson and No. 22 Virginia; No. 5 Utah and No. 13 Oregon; No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 8 Baylor; and No. 16 Memphis and No. 21 Cincinnati. Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderSporting News will pick all 10 conference championship games against the spread to close out what has been a great season. Here’s how we’ve done this season:Straight up: 217-49, .816 (18-1 last week)Against the spread: 148-118, .556 (11-8 last week)Upset picks: 3-16, .158 (1-0 last week)With that, Sporting News’ picks against the spread for every conference championship game (odds provided courtesy of Sports Insider as of noon ET on Monday, Dec. 2):No. 5 Utah (-6.5) vs. No. 13 OregonThe Pac-12 championship, played on Friday night, is must-watch material. The Utes can potentially punch their Playoff ticket with an impressive performance against the Ducks, and they have covered each of the last eight weeks since losing to USC. The Utes won a 32-25 thriller against Oregon last year, and this one could be similar. We just have a feeling Oregon can start the weekend off with some chaos.Oregon wins 34-33 in an UPSET.No. 6 Oklahoma (-8) vs. No. 8 BaylorStyle points count for both of these one-loss teams if Utah wins. This is a rematch of the classic these two played in Waco on Nov. 16, and it’s on the Bears to prove they are as comfortable as the Sooners on the big stage. Remember, Baylor at one point led the Sooner 28-3 before surrendering the biggest comeback in Oklahoma history. If Oklahoma looks the part, it finds a way to the Playoff as a result.Oklahoma wins 41-34 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: Week 15 Playoff pictureNo. 20 Appalachian State (-6.5) vs. LouisianaThis is a rematch of last year’s Sun Belt championship game, and the Mountaineers still have some New Year’s Day 6 bowl hope. Zac Thomas is coming off his best game of the season against Troy, and the App State quarterback keeps that rolling against Louisiana.Appalachian State wins 36-21 and COVERS the spread.Central Michigan (-7) vs. Miami (Ohio)The Chippewas are looking to complete a banner first season under Jim McElwain, and former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is heating up at the right time. Central Michigan averaged 47.3 points in its last three games. Miami lost its regular-season finale to Ball State.Central Michigan wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread.MORE: Week 15 bowl projectionsNo. 16 Memphis (-10) vs. No. 21 CincinnatiIt’s a déjà vu game for both teams, who met on Black Friday. The Bearcats committed three costly turnovers in that game, and Luke Fickell will throw new wrinkles at the Tigers’ offense. It will be a little tighter this time, but it comes with the same result.Memphis wins 34-27 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.UAB vs. FAU (-7)It’s a matchup of the last two Conference USA champions, and a great coaching matchup between Bill Clark and Lane Kiffin. The Owls have scored 34 points or more in every game of their five-game winning streak, and Kiffin wins a second conference title before looking at some job opportunities in the Power 5.FAU wins 37-27 and COVERS the spread.MORE: A guide to all 10 conference championship gamesNo. 19 Boise State (-13.5) vs. HawaiiThe Broncos won the Oct. 12 matchup 59-37, but they are 3-5 against the spread as a double-digit favorite this season. The Warriors closed the regular season on a four-game win streak and will hang around a little longer this time.Boise State wins 42-31 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 1 LSU (-7.5) vs. No. 4 GeorgiaIf the Bulldogs win, then both teams might end up in the Playoff. It’s a strength-on-strength matchup where the nation’s second-best scoring offense (48.7) meets the second-best scoring defense (10.4). The Tigers, however, prove to be too much in the second half.LSU wins 34-26 and COVERS the spread.WEEK 15 RANKINGS: Sporting News | AP, CoachesNo. 3 Clemson (-29) vs. No. 22 VirginiaThe Tigers have won the last four ACC championship games by an average of 20.5 points per game, so why would this one be any different? The schools haven’t met since 2013, and Virginia should play with confidence after beating rival Virginia Tech. That won’t be enough against a team that has allowed more than 14 points in just one game this season.last_img read more

Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England

first_img11 Jul 2013 Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England New international Sarah-Jane Boyd is the toast of the England team tonight after she pulled the side through to the semi-finals of the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York, with a dramatic singles win on the 21st hole.The cheers rang out from the crowd of spectators who stayed into the evening to follow her crucial match and who watched as she holed the 2½-footer which gave England a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands.“I have never felt so much pressure,” said the 21-year-old from Truro in Cornwall, who is pictured with her celebrating team mates (image © Leaderboard Photography). “It’s for the team and you know everyone is wanting it so much. It was the best feeling I have ever had when that putt went in.”Tomorrow England will play Spain in one semi-final. The other will be contested by Finland and Austria, who caused the upset of the championship so far, when they knocked out top qualifiers Denmark.The quarter-finals started with great promise for England when the team won both the morning foursomes. The lead pairing of Georgia Hall and Hayley Davis were on stunning form, defeating their opponents by 7/5. They had four birdies and an eagle as they swept to victory on the 13th hole. Then, Bronte Law and Lauren Taylor secured the second point in a tight match which ended on the 18th and which kept a large crowd enthralled.It meant England needed just two wins from the five singles – but before long the match turned into a cliffhanger and for much of the afternoon it looked as though the team would fall just short.British champion Georgia Hall was always up in her match and duly secured her point with a 4/3 win. But behind her the rest of the team was faced with a determined charge from the Netherlands, who won three of the remaining games to level the scoreline.Sarah-Jane was also trailing for much of her match and in fact was only ever ahead once – when it counted on the 21st. She was two down after three holes but gradually pulled back, getting to one down after seven and all square after 13.Her opponent birdied the 15th to go back to one up, but Sarah-Jane came straight back with her own birdie on the 16th to square matters again. Hole after hole was then halved, with both golfers producing thrilling golf. On the 20th, for example, the Dutch player conjured up a miracle shot from an awkward stance in a fairway bunker, rifling the ball into the green. Meanwhile Sarah-Jane pitched up stone dead from a swale by the green to secure the half.The decider was the par three 21st, where Sarah-Jane’s tee shot found the green and she two-putted for par, while her opponent’s shot was just short and she failed to get up and down.Sarah-Jane is making her England debut this week, having won the British stroke play and English championships within the last year. England captain Emma Brown commented: “She did really well to hold her nerve, she’s playing in this team environment for the first time and she was very impressive. There was some great golf over the last few holes, it was fabulous.”England results:FoursomesGeorgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Hayley Davis (Ferndown) beat Charlotte Puts and Ileen Domela Nieuwenhuis 7/5Bronte Law (Bramhall) & Lauren Taylor (Woburn) beat Myrte Eikenaar and Dewi Weber 1 upSinglesHall beat Martien Schipper 4/3Law lost to Eikenaar 1 downDavis lost to Dewi Weber 3/2Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) beat Nieuwenhuis at 21stMeghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) lost to Puts 1 down.England tee off against Spain tomorrow at 9.10am. Order of play:Foursomes0910 Georgia Hall & Hayley Davis0920 Bronte Law & Meghan MacLarenSingles1430 Georgia Hall1438 Sarah-Jane Boyd1446 Hayley Davis1454 Lauren Taylor1502 Bronte Lawlast_img read more

Ballet Northwest Brings Professional Dancers of the Eugene Ballet to Olympia…

first_imgSubmitted by Ballet NorthwestBallet Northwest brings The Eugene Ballet to Olympia for a performance of “Cinderella”.Twenty-five years ago the Eugene Ballet Company came to Olympia to perform Cinderella. This professional dance company tours the world, yet they often recruit local dance students as extras in their performances. Ken Johnson, now one of two artistic directors at Ballet Northwest, was an extra in that production. “I was nine-years old and was a ballet student at the Johansen Olympia Dance Center. I was a gnome. It was a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to be able to dance with professionals,” he said.This year, on October 19, 24 local children, ages 10 to 12, will have the opportunity to perform on stage with the Eugene Ballet when they, once again, journey to Olympia to perform Cinderella, set to Prokofiev’s beautiful score. Auditions for a role as a gnomes or sprite will occur simultaneously as the Ballet Northwest Nutcracker auditions.“The Eugene Ballet is one of the few ballet companies in the region that will go on tour. Ballet Northwest is excited to bring Cinderella to Olympia because it appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. If someone has seen a lot of dance or is totally new to dance they’ll enjoy the experience,” said Johnson.  “This is a great performance for introducing ballet to children.”Eugene Ballet tours the country extensively and most recently visited Olympia in 2011 with its production of Romeo & Juliet. Toni Pimble is the Artistic Director and Choreographer. The New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Atlanta Ballet have all performed her work.Tickets are available at olytix.org and proceeds benefit Ballet Northwest.Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwest Washington. Facebook54Tweet0Pin0last_img read more