By Paul LeckerSports ReporterGRANTON — Lexi Baehr had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Spencer used a strong second half to defeat Granton 45-28 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Tuesday night at Granton High School.Spencer led 10-4 after the first quarter and busted the game open in the second half, outscoring Granton 26-16.Spencer (4-9, 3-8 Cloverbelt East) forced 17 turnovers and held a 14-4 advantage on made free throws in the win.Cheyenne Redcay had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (0-11 overall and Cloverbelt East).The Rockets host Columbus Catholic on Friday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 45, Bulldogs 28Spencer 10 9 11 15 – 45Granton 4 8 5 11 – 28SPENCER (45): Lexi Baehr 5-13 2-2 14, Courtney Buss 3-5 2-2 8, Nadia King 2-11 3-6 7, Kallie Reckner 2-10 1-2 6, Liz Endreas 0-2 4-8 4, Melissa Lehman 2-8 0-0 4, Katie Fleischmann 0-1 1-2 1, Abby Varsho 0-4 1-2 1, Katleynn Walter 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 14-57. FT: 14-24. 3-pointers: 3-14 (Baehr 2-4, Reckner 1-6, Fleischmann 0-1, King 0-2). Rebounds: 49 (Baehr 8, Varsho 8). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-9, 3-8 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.GRANTON (28): Cheyenne Redcay 6-9 1-2 13, Dani Anding 3-16 1-3 7, Alanna Dix 1-8 2-3 4, Jessica Richmond 1-9 0-0 2, Jill Richmond 1-6 0-0 2, Cassie Bandt 0-1 0-0 0, Caley Leggate 0-0 0-0 0, Kellisa Rowe 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 12-51. FT: 4-8. 3-pointers: 0-10 (Je. Richmond 0-5, Ji. Richmond 0-3, Anding 0-2). Rebounds: 36 (Redcay 9). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Anding. Record: 0-11 overall and Cloverbelt East.
Holbrook wins two individual events for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield won five of the 11 events and came up short, losing a nonconference dual meet to Onalaska/Holmen/Aquinas 94-76 in girls swimming action Thursday at Marshfield High School.Marshfield senior Elizabeth Holbrook was part of four of the five wins for the Tigers. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:27.88 and the 100 breastroke in 1:14.02, and she was part of the 200 medley relay (2:05.27) and 200 freestyle relay (1:55.28) that also won for Marshfield. Megan Donahue, Ryenne Zee, and Erika Roeglin were also part of both winning relays.Zee accounted for the other Tigers’ win as she finished first in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.92. She took second in the 50 freestyle in 28.12 seconds. Donahue also had a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:09.45).Marshfield was without one of its top swimmers, Sophia Koehn, who was out due to illness.The Tigers will return to action Sept. 10 at the Rhinelander Invitational.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)VarsityOnalaska/Holmen/Aquinas 94, Marshfield 76(Winners and Marshfield finishers)200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Megan Donahue, Elizabeth Holbrook, Ryenne Zee, Erika Roeglin) 2:05.27.200 freestyle: 1. Becky Pulvermacher (OHA) 2:19.13; 3. Grace Hilbelink (MAR) 2:30.92; 4. Morgan Nordbeck (MAR) 2:36.40; 5. Elise Ashby (MAR) 2:36.58.200 IM: 1. Holbrook (MAR) 2:27.88; 3. Valerie Kushnir (MAR) 2:41.61; 6. Malina Barker (MA) 2:58.33.50 freestyle: 1. Claire Hale (OHA) 27.13; 2. Zee (MAR) 28.12; 3. Donahue (MAR) 28.89; 4. Roeglin (MAR) 29.06.100 butterfly: 1. Zee (MAR) 1:06.92; 5. April Read 9MAR) 1:18.46.100 freestyle: 1. Eva Marchiando (OHA) 1:03.26; 3. Roeglin (MAR) 1:05.18; 5. Elizabeth Lecker (MAR) 1:08.37; 6. Nordbeck (MAR) 1:13.08.500 freestyle: 1. Pulvermacher (OHA) 6:02.72; 3. Madi Hall (MAR) 6:29.41; 5. Emily Hopperdietzel (MAR) 6:44.69.200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Roeglin, Donahue, Holbrook, Zee) 1:55.28.100 backstroke: 1. Hale (OHA) 1:07.66; 2. Donahue (MAR) 1:09.45; 5. Hopperdietzel (MAR) 1:20.38; 5. Barker (MAR) 1:21.34.100 breaststroke: 1. Holbrook (MAR) 1:14.02; 3. Hilbelink (MAR) 1:26.81; 5. Ashby (MAR) 1:30.25.400 freestyle relay: 1. Onalaska (Sayge Stojadinovic, Pulvermacher, Marciando, Jen Laux) 4:20.46; 2. Marshfield (Ashby, Kushnir, Barker, Hall) 4:34.13; 5. Marshfield (Nordbeck, Riya Bolander, McKenzie Wilsmann, Ariel Fernandez) 5:05.50.—JVNo team scores(Winners and Marshfield finishers)200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Nordbeck, Ashby, Read, Kate Konrardy) 2:39.33.200 freestyle: 1. Wilsmann (MAR) 2;55.8..200 IM: 1. Fernandez (MAR) 2:57.31; 2. Bolander (MAR) 3:05.02.50 freestyle: 1. Read (MAR) 30.84; 2. Lecker (MAR) 32.12; 3. Mary Ann Stangl (MAR) 34.58.100 butterfly: 1. Erika Kay Tsumagari (OHA) 1:20.28; 2. Fernandez (MAR) 1:21.17.100 freestyle: 1. Maggie Stangl (MAR) 1:12.40; 2. Ana Paape (MAR) 1:14.30; 4. Cassidy Kolstad (MAR) 1:19.36.200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Mag. Stangl, Kolstad, Kaycee Irwin, Bolander) 2:18.28; 2. Marshfield (Paape, Hopperdietzel, Olivia Corrigall, M.A. Stangl) 2:28.35.100 backstroke: 1. Mag. Stangl (MAR) 1:28.01; 3. Corrigall (MAR) 1:52.87.100 breaststroke: 1. Helen Hale (OHA) 1:27.72; 2. Bolander (MAR) 1:34.65; 3. Paape (MAR) 1:39.46; 4. Gracia Sandok (MAR) 1:47.54.400 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Mag. Stangl, Kolstad, Paape, M.A. Stangl) 5:15. 46; 3. Marshfield (Irwin, Konrardy, Hopperdietzel, Sandok) 5:34.67.
Night-time miracle Also, the cultural/historical/political dynamic that is prevalent in this land was fascinating to observe. The apartheid era ended only about 15 years ago and the Asian, black and white people are apparently still feeling each other out, so to speak. On our sojourn, we were delighted at how beautiful and varied the South African landscape is. From rolling green hills, fertile lands, soaring mountain ranges, plunging canyons, near jungle environments, Indian Ocean-side paradises, semi-desert regions, big city settings, and a non-stop montage of small African villages, it was one unexpected surprise after another. The lesson here is that there is more to South Africa than the great game parks. Pay a visit to the Drakensberg Mountain Range and other parts of this wonderful land and I guarantee that you won’t regret it. 15 January 2009 We came back sunburnt, cut, scraped, sore – and thoroughly satisfied, as the end result of adventure tourism should be! Our tour guide took us on a 16-kilometre hike as part of our time spent in the Drakensberg Mountains. It was a challenging experience, to be sure, as my bad knee swelled up like a grapefruit during the course of this adventure, as a result of all the climbing and descending. It was the big game parks and the country’s post-apartheid era of change that initially drew us to this land. But it was our observation that there is a relative sense of peace and security here that is missing in many other parts of Africa. Just me and South Africa in the middle of the night. The Barrier of Spears Still, the mountain vistas, the alpine meadows, the plethora of local flowers, plants and insects, a cascading waterfall, examples of Bushman rock art, and the curious mountain antelope and noisy baboons made for a memorable day. It was a breathtaking, emotional moment and it ended up being one of the highlights of a fantastic 18-day tour of this beautiful country. William Lindsay of Vancouver teaches at the University of British Columbia. The Lindsays’ tour was hosted by Drifters Adventure Tours. Particularly beautiful and memorable was the Drakensberg Mountain Range, a world heritage site in the northeast corner of the country. Called “The Barrier of Spears,” this impenetrable-looking wall of mountains looks like a cross between the Grand Canyon and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. Drakensberg is a favourite vacation spot for many South Africans and they take justifiable pride in it. As well, visiting the famous Paul Kruger National Park and the historic and political black township of Soweto were certainly everything advertised and expected. The big game animals that Africa is famous for were a thrill to see. I awoke and walked outside my mountain cabin to a night-time miracle of sight and sound so spectacular it took my breath away: a three-quarters full moon lighting up the alpine landscape, the nearby mountain range a mixture of moon-tinged clarity and shadowy quarters, moonlit clouds reaching over a part of the range like a ghostly waterfall, croaking frogs and chirping insects adding a background harmony of natural sound, the Southern Cross and Orion constellations standing out in the midst of a starry belt above, with the lights of a faraway African settlement providing an earthly contrast. Cultural/historical/political dynamic However, it was a middle-of-the night event that caused my visit here to rise to the level of the sublime. Our family completed a wonderful tour of South Africa this past December. Our 18-day adventure tour took us from Johannesburg to Cape Town and interesting points in between, with a set of international travel companions from three continents. This article was first published in The Vancouver Sun. Republished here with kind permission of the author.
11 March 2014 Further evidence of Team MTN-Qhubeka’s growing status was provided on Monday when the South African UCI Professional Continental cycling team was given a wild card invitation to be part of the 78th Tour de Suisse, a World Tour stage race taking place from 14 to 22 June. The World Tour includes cycling’s Grand Tours, the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. MTN-Qhubeka’s goal is to earn invitations to the three events. Hard work paying off “Our World Tour programme keeps growing and shows the hard work the team put in last year is paying off,” Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in a statement. “We have had some fantastic results recently in stage races with our African and South African riders and to be able to race in a World Tour stage race as iconic as the Tour de Suisse is huge. “Many teams use the Tour de Suisse as a final preparation race for the Tour de France, and so for Africa to be a part of this race is just a massive opportunity,” Ryder said. “Linus Gerdemann will lead the team in this event, a race he has participated in six times previously and where he won his first race as a professional cyclist.”‘My most favourite race’ Gerdemann is excited to see his new team in his favourite race. “The Tour de Suisse is my most favourite race of all races,” he said. “It is incredibly well organised and races on the most beautiful terrain. It is also where I won my first professional race so it will always be a special race for me. “Our team is very well suited for this race and we will work hard to do a good result there.”2013 victories Last year, Team MTN-Qhubeka recorded the second most wins among Pro Continental teams, with 16 victories. The most high profile of those was Gerald Ciolek’s stunning win in the Milan-San Remo. They will be joined at the Tour de Suisse by two other wild card teams, the Swiss Professional Continental Team IAM Cycling and the Polish team CCC Polsat Polkowice. SAinfo reporter
Feds investigating fatal shooting of suspected shoplifterFederal atuhorities have launched an investigation into possible civil rights violations by a Deptford, New Jersey, police officer who fatally shot a suspected shoplifter who they allege aggressively drove toward him as she attempted to flee. The review comes nearly five months after a grand jury in Gloucester County declined to recommend charges against Sgt. Kevin Clements in the death of LaShanda Anderson in the June 9 confrontation outside the Marshalls store at Deptford Crossing.In a March 15 letter to the lawyers representing Anderson’s family in a potential civil suit, Paul D. Colangelo, first assistant county prosecutor, advised that “the Federal Government is reviewing my office’s investigation to determine if Sgt. Clements committed any civil rights violations in his use of deadly force that resulted in Ms. Anderson’s death.” County Prosecutor Charles Fiore and federal authorities declined comment on the letter and documents obtained by The Inquirer under the state’s Open Public Records Act.The letter was in response to a request seeking the prosecutor’s complete investigative file into the case, which Fiore denied. Clements fired, striking Anderson, 36, of Philadelphia in the left side of her head and arm, authorities said. She died at the scene. Two alleged accomplices in the $3,400 shoplifting spree were eventually taken into custody. [Source: The Inquirer]- Sponsor – Shoplift arrest uncovers 8 warrants in 4 countiesIt was a “see something, say something” moment for some Roseville, California, retail employees that led to the arrest of a man with eight warrants out in four counties. On Tuesday morning, Roseville police say employees saw a man, later identified as David Franklin Tietjen, apparently casing some items at a store. Another man, Nathan Mark Gallagher, was seen circling outside in a car.When officers arrived, Gallagher took off. But he eventually pulled over and officers found over $2,000 worth of stolen items in his car. Gallagher, as officers also found he had 8 warrants for his arrest from 4 counties. Tietjen also led officers on a short foot chase but was also soon arrested. Both men have been booked into jail facing charges of organized retail crime. [Source: CBS13 Sacramento]Shoplifting trio have their ‘case filed’The cases of three people arrested for shoplifting at the Kohl’s store at Rhode Island Mall on March 9 have been filed for one year. Richard Irvin, 28; Tristan Irvin, 25; and Alisha Leonard, 30, all pleaded no contest to various misdemeanor charges stemming from their theft of more than $500 in merchandise from the store.Third Division District Court Judge Joseph Ippolito Jr. handed down the ruling on March 21 for each charge of conspiracy and removal of an anti-theft device against Richard Irvin, of Hyde Park, MA, imposed a no-trespass order, and ordered Irvin to pay $186.75 in court costs. In a separate court hearing on March 11, Ippolito filed charges of shoplifting and conspiracy against Tristan Irvin, of West Warwick, and imposed a no-trespass order and $186.75 in court costs. The third person, Alisha Leonard, also of Warwick, received a similar judgment on March 21. Under Rhode Island state law, the cases can be reinstated if the three are arrested again within the next year, or fail to pay court costs. [Source: Warwick Post]Felony theft increase ready for House voteA Florida House proposal that would increase a threshold for felony theft charges from $300 to at least $1,000 passed its final committee Wednesday, preparing it to go to the House floor for a vote. Efforts to raise the threshold amount for the first time since 1986 have stalled in the Legislature in the past. This year’s proposal (HB 589) has steadily moved forward in the House, as criminal-justice reform advocates say there is momentum to pass such measures. Yet, past arguments against the proposal have re-emerged during this year’s Session, as demonstrated during a House Judiciary Committee debate Wednesday.The Florida Retail Federation, whose members include Target, Walmart and Walgreens, opposes easing retail theft sanctions. James Miller, a spokesman for the organization, said his group’s focus is “specifically on strengthening punishment for organized retail crime and the repeat offender.” Under the bill, someone who steals retail property that is valued at $300 or more could still be charged with a third-degree felony if the offender coordinated with other people to commit the crime or if the offenders stole another item from a different store within a 48-hour period. [Source: FLAPOL]Traveling group charged with ORCOn March 16, at about 6:52 p.m., police were dispatched to a report of theft at a Michael Kors outlet in North Bend, according to Snoqualmie police in Washington state.. The officer took a report, and after viewing high quality video, took still photos from the footage of the suspects to reference later on. The officer, while driving by another store, located the four suspects, three females and one male, and observed them speaking with each other through the clear windows of another business. He witnessed the suspects split up inside the store, a common practice in organized thefts, authorities said.The officer waited outside the storefront. Two of the three females exited the store and were detained. Back-up officers arrived and the lead officer entered the store, taking the male suspect into custody for theft. The final female suspect was also detained. Among the items stolen were apparel, shoes, purses and sunglasses taken from the Nike store, Coach, Michael Kors, Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Eddie Bauer locations in the Premium Outlet Mall. The four suspects have long criminal histories that include prior theft charges, possession of stolen property, residential burglary, forgery and ID theft. The investigation remains open and the charges have been referred to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. [Source: Valley Record]Rumpus with shoplifters ends in 2 arrestsPolice in University Heights, Ohio, were called to Macy’s, where loss prevention associates were engaged in a struggle with a man, 19. The man was subsequently subdued and arrested on a charge of grand theft. Also with man was a girl, 17. She was charged with theft and robbery. The names of the subjects were not released. [Source: Cleveland.com] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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