Homelessness service systems fundamentally broken: AAEH

first_imgHomelessness service systems fundamentally broken: AAEH In response to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Report released on Friday, CEO of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) offers the following comments: The data released by the AIHW shows that some 260 people were turned away from homelessness services every day during the 2019-20 financial year. This devastating news, just before Christmas, shows that a heartbreaking number of people are being turned away from services because of a lack of housing and support. These figures have increased again this year for the third year in a row. What this data shows is that the way homelessness service systems are operating are fundamentally broken. Our specialised homelessness services can’t deal with this problem on their own. To fix this we need national leadership to improve these systems and ensure that no Australian is left behind on the streets. The best Christmas present that people on the street need is for national leadership to fix the systems that trap people in cycles of homelessness, ill health and poverty. The Commonwealth is responsible for National Disability Insurance Scheme and Veterans services, and yet the AIHW data shows that 6,400 NDIS participants sought help from homelessness services in 2019-20, while 1,400 clients self-identified as a defence force veterans. Greater Commonwealth leadership and investments is needed to reverse the alarming trend set out in this AIHW data. Ending Homelessness is possible – communities around the world are demonstrating this – but only if every level of government, local, state and federal steps up and genuinely commits to making it a reality. The AAEH re-iterates our call for a HomeSeeker program to help build back better from COVID-19 and reverse this devastating and rising trend of people experiencing homelessness being turned away from support. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AIHW, Australia, Australian, commonwealth, coronavirus, defence force, disability, Government, health, homelessness, insurance, insurance scheme, National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, participants, veteranslast_img read more

Multiple Injuries in Ohio School Bus, Truck Collision

first_imgMIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say multiple ambulances have taken injured people, including children, from the scene of a head-on collision between a school bus and a pickup truck in southwest Ohio.There was no immediate word on their conditions, but police say they driver of the pickup truck appeared to have the most serious injuries. Several children were injured, but none was believed to be hurt seriously.The bus was a Middletown City Schools bus. The accident happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday in Franklin Township, which neighbors the city. School officials say the bus was providing shuttle service for students attending a private Christian school.last_img read more

New Order for LRAD 300X Systems

first_imgLRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), has received a $700,000 order for LRAD 300X systems for installation on international coastal patrol boats currently under construction.Shipments under the order are scheduled to begin this quarter and continue as the patrol boats are delivered for deployment over the next 12 months.“Coast Guard services around the world are experiencing increasing territorial water incursions and homeland security threats,” commented Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corporation. “The attention commanding voice broadcasts and deterrent tones of our LRAD® systems enable Coast Guard personnel to unequivocally determine the intent of vessels not responding to radio calls and create large standoff zones to safely conduct maritime interdiction operations.”The LRAD 300X is a low profile, lightweight AHD designed for use on small vessels, security and defense vehicles, and remote weapon stations. The LRAD 300X broadcasts highly intelligible voice communications and powerful deterrent tones over distances of 350 meters to 1.5 kilometers. The extended frequency range of the LRAD 300X ensures multilingual voice commands are clearly heard and understood, even in severe weather conditions, to create large standoff zones, determine intent, safely alter behavior, peacefully resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of the Long Range Acoustic Device®.[mappress]Press Release, September 6, 2013last_img read more

Preparations underway for 2015 TOG Regatta

first_imgOrganizers hope improvements to the Ocean Marina Yacht Club facility will draw an even larger fleet to take part in the Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015. After a successful 10th Anniversary of the Top of the Gulf Regatta planning is well under way for the 11th running of the Regatta with the date set for 30th April to 4th May 2015.  Racing for the keelboats and Multihulls will be 1st – 4th May whereas the beach launched fleet and Optimists who compete for the Thai National title will sail a three day Regatta 1st-3rd May.  The registration day for the keelboat classes together with a practice race will be 30th April, as will the opening party.The ownership of the Regatta has been vested in Ocean Property, the owners of Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Na-Jomtien, who have advised that the format of the Regatta will remain basically the same but will evolve over the coming years in response to competitors needs.  Kirati Assakul and William Gasson have been appointed Co-Chairmen of the 2015 Top of the Gulf Regatta Committee to ensure a continuity of the basic concept and operations of the regatta.Extensions to the Marina have been completed with an additional 60 berths, dredging and the addition of a 75-ton Travel Lift.  With the current dredging and the more favourable tides for the 2015 event there should be little impediment with Marina Management input for yachts with a deeper draft such as the TP 52’s to participate, this, with the favourable berthing rates for yachts proceeding to Ko Samui bodes well for an increased participation in 2015.(Source: TOG Regatta)last_img read more

Heritage goes modern

first_imgPakenham’s Heritage Springs Shopping Village is undergoing a refurbishment to modernise the centre. The three stage development, which kicked off…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Leafs land recruits to gear up for the KIJHL stretch run

first_imgDave McLellan has been around the junior-hockey-coaching block more than once.However, during his tenure behind the bench he’s never been part of a team that has been snake bitten as much as the Green and White.For the umpteenth weekend this season the Nelson Leafs enter Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play with the coaching staff not knowing how many or which players will be taking to the ice.“If I knew the players we had playing maybe I could tell you what we expect this weekend,” a puzzled McLellan said on the eve of Thursday practice at the NDCC Arena.Nelson is on the road for a pair of games against Eddie Mountain opposition.Friday, the Leafs are in Invermere to face the Columbia Valley Rockies before concluding the two-game swing Saturday in Fernie against the Ghostriders.“At this stage I’m hopeful we can find a way to win both games,” McLellan added. “That would be great for us, but at this stage we’ll just see what happens.”McLellan is optimistic some players that have been out of the lineup for quite some time — Patrick Croome and Blair Andrews — may be back on the bench for the weekend.However, while Nelson could get two key starters back, two more are in sick bay — Matt MacDonald and Aaron Brewer — and two others — Dylan Williamson and Brandon Chow — remain out of the lineup.Next home game for the Leafs, 1-3 to start 2015, is Friday, January 23 against Creston Valley Thunder Cats.Help is, hopefully, on its wayLeaf coach Dave McLellan felt like the Maytag Repairman prior to the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline period as no one was calling the Heritage City franchise skipper.Still McLellan was able to snatch a few prospects from outside the KIJHL.McLellan traded for the rights to defenceman Brendan Grier from Comox of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Grier, a 6’5”, 230-pound defenceman is a prospect of the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League.McLellan is trying to convince Grier to return to hockey this season after the 17-year-old rearguard decided to hang up the skates due to a personal matter.The Leaf coach did find 17-year-old Tyler Fyfe, who was out of hockey after going home from the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL.The six-foot, 170-pound Fyfe was traded to Peninsula from Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the KIJHL.Nelson also welcomed back suspended forward Brendan Smith to the lineup.The six-foot 180-pound blueliner was hurt since being suspended by the Leafs in October.Time to put up, or shut up for Green and WhiteNow that the rosters are set, it’s time for the Leafs to make a statement or dig out the golf clubs for the summer break.“Getting ready for the playoffs been our main focus since we came back from the (Christmas) break,” McLellan said.“What we need is to get our key players back in the lineup to figure out what we’ve got but that’s difficult to do until we get them back,” he adds.McLellan likes the make up of the Leafs on paper.He’s happy with the forwards, is happy to have been able to solidify the blueline and is confident one of the two goalies — Adam Maida or Joey Karrer — will step up to lead the Leafs come playoff time.“I’ve talked to and challenged both goalies to be better and get ready for the playoff process,” McLellan said.“We’re going to see who is going to step up and be that guy for us in the playoffs.”Next up, Rockies, RidersNelson’s opposition Friday, Columbia Valley, currently sits last in the Eddie Mountain Division with an 8-26-0-0-6 mark.However, the Rockies are on a one game win streak.Meanwhile, Fernie, Saturday’s test, leads the Eddie Mountain group at 28-9-1-0-2. But the Riders have lost three straight heading into the weekend.last_img read more

Galway girls in opposition for O’Connor Cup final

first_imgGalway county stars Shauna Molloy (St Fursey’s Headford) and Louise Ward (Kilkerrin Clonberne) of University of Limerick will go up against Sarah Gormally (Kilkerrin Clonberne) and Aine McDonagh (Maigh Cuilinn) of UCD in an intriguing O’Connor Cup Ladies Football final at 4pm today in Grangegorman. UCD edged out UCC with a late goal in a thrilling semi-final yesterday while UL were much too good for Queens as they qualified for the final for the 6th year in a row. University of Limerick 7-16 Queens Belfast 2-9UL team v QUB: C Moore (Cork); Shauna Molloy (Galway), C McGrath (Waterford), A Kelleher (Cork); Louise Ward (Galway), L Ryan (Clare), J Cregg (Roscommon); S Kelly (Cork), F McHale (Mayo); R Delee (Limerick), E Needham (Mayo), S Howley (Mayo); H O’Donoghue (Kerry), E Scally (Cork), R Howard (Tipperary). Subs: E Fitzpatrick (Tipperary) for Needham (40), F Tagney (Kerry) for Howley (40), O O’Dwyer (Tipperary) for Cregg (46), S Murphy (Kerry) for Scally (50), A Healy (Laois) for McGrath (50). UCD 2-7 UCC 1-9UCD team v UCC: L Bruggner (Kerry); K McGrath (Waterford), Sarah Gormally (Galway), R Flynn (Mayo); N Carr (Donegal), N Collins (Dublin), M Byrne (Dublin); M Lambe (Dublin), T O’Sullivan (Dublin); A Murphy (Kerry), Aine McDonagh (Galway), L McCartan (Westmeath); C Mohan (Monaghan), D Beirne (Leitrim), K Boyce Jordan (Westmeath).Subs: C Foxe (Wexford) for Mohan (29), A O’Reilly (Kerry) for Boyce Jordan (51).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email NUIG ladies were beaten in the O’Connor Shield final by DCU yesterday, while GMIT’s ladies won the Donaghy Cup for only the second time after beating Marino Institute in DIT by 6-13 to 1-13. last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin Sweeps Individual Honors

first_img Hometown/High School A native of Beaumont, Texas, Prince finished the regular season leading the league with game-winning goals (six), five of which coming in league play. She tied for lead in conference games in goals with seven while finishing third in shots (34) and points (16). Prince is one of five Stephen F. Austin athletes to earn a spot on the all-conference first team. Allen, Texas/Allen Sam Houston State Bedford, Texas/Bell So. So. Lamar Lindsay Matlock Cypress, Calif./St. Josephs Bellflower, Calif./Long Beach Wilson So. Position Defender Chelsea Raymond4 Second Team Bri Singh Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin senior defender Christa Robinson was tabbed newcomer of the year. The transfer from William Carey helped the Ladyjacks allow opponents to just three goals throughout league play. The team’s defense lead the conference in shutouts through all games with 12. So. Renton, Wash./Liberty Position Sr. McNeese State Forward Forward League City, Texas/Clear Springs Chelsea Villaescusa2 Wally Crittenden was voted as coach of the year by his peers and the league’s sports information directors. Crittenden has earned the honors two years in a row after taking over the program for the 2013 season. SFA ended its regular season with its 13th consecutive win to tie the 2011 Ladyjack squad for the longest winning streak in program history and the longest active win streak in the country. Midfielder Savannah LaRicci Midfielder Sr. Megan Dunnigan3 Frisco, Texas/Wakeland Brooke Dunnigan Nicholls’ Spencer Valdespino, last season’s player of the year, was named to the first team for the second time, finishing second in the league with nine goals. Nicholls midfielder Jess Coates made her first appearance as an all-conference selection along with Sam Houston State’s Allie Johnson, Shelby McDaniel and Ashley Alonzo. Southeastern Louisiana defender Chelsea Villaescusa became a two-time first-team selection. Sr. Midfielder Sam Houston State Headlining first-team all-conference for Stephen F. Austin alongside Prince are senior forward Chelsea Raymond, who is a four-time first-team selection, sister defenders Megan and Brooke Dunnigan, and goalkeeper Morgan Glick. Raymond finished the season first in shots (50), second in goals (nine), an fifth in assists (five).  Sophomore defender Brooke Dunnigan made her first appearance as an all-conference selection while Megan Dunnigan is a three-time first-team selection. Glick completed the regular season 11th in the nation in goal-against average (.503) while leading the league in shutouts (eight) and save percentage (.889). Jr. Stephen F. Austin Forward Haley Lyons Houston Baptist Boerne, Texas/Champion Sam Houston State Zuri Prince Forward Stephen F. Austin Natalie Hager Carrollton, Texas/Hebron Defender Jr. Defender Little Elm, Texas/Little Elm Jr. Midfielder 2014 All-Southland Conference Soccer TeamsFirst Team Stephen F. Austin Round Rock, Texas/Vista Ridge Beaumont, Texas/Kelly Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches Jr. So. Goalkeeper Name Southeastern Louisianacenter_img Defender FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior midfielder Zuri Prince was named the 2014 Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the all-conference soccer teams. Sydney, Australia/Bossley Park Jr. Jr. Class School Sr. Jr. Stephen F. Austin is the first school is Southland history to sweep all four individual honors as the Ladyjacks claimed player of the year, freshman of the year, newcomer of the year and coach of the year. Defender Name Sr. Nicholls Irving, Texas/MacArthur Allie Johnson Southeastern Louisiana McNeese State Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie Forward Sugar Land, Texas/Clements The Ladyjacks, who enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after earning the regular season title, lead all teams with six all-conference selections, five of which were first-team picks. Sam Houston State and Houston Baptist each claimed four all-conference selections. The Bearkats had three athletes voted to the first team and one to the second team while HBU’s four players were on the second team. Southeastern Louisiana had three members voted to all-conference teams with one the first team and two on the second team. Nicholls placed two members on the first team while McNeese State had two members on the second team. Lamar rounded out the second team with one selection. So. Forward Spencer Valdespino2 Round Rock, Texas/Vista Ridge Southeastern Louisiana Forward Stephen F, Austin Sr. Freshman forward Hanna Barker finished eighth in league play with 31 shots, sixth in assists with three and 10th in points per game with 0.83 points, to finish as the league’s top freshman. The forward helped the Ladyjacks lead the league in goals (23), goals per game (2.09) and ranked second in shot (185) and points (63) through conference action. Katie Noonan Amanda Doyle Kristi O’Brien Defender Houston Baptist’s roster helped round out the second team with four selections senior forward Natalie Hager, sophomore defender Kristi O’Brien, senior defender Lindsey Matlock and senior goalkeeper Patty Walrath. Kimberly Albeno1 Lancaster, Calif./Lancaster Forward Ashley Alonzo1 So. Midfielder Class Goalkeeper Patty Walrath Jr. Nicholls Houston Baptist Hometown/High School Sam Houston State Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was voted to the second team alongside sophomore teammate Katie Noonan. Stephen F. Austin and Lamar each had one representative on the second team in sophomore midfielder Amanda Doyle and Kimberly Albeno, respectively. McNeese State sophomore forward Savannah LaRicci and junior defender Haley Lyons represent McNeese State the second team while Sam Houston State midfield junior Mariah Titus is the lone Bearkat on the second team. Mariah Titus Jess Coates Prince is the second player in school history to earn player of the year after former Ladyjack Kylie Louw claimed the honor three consecutive seasons (2011-13). Prince helped her team to a perfect 11-0 league record while SFA tied its regular-season program record of 15 wins for the third straight season. The Ladyjacks finished undefeated at home for the third time in the last four years (2011, 2012, 2014). Spring Hill, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin Stephen F. Austin Houston Baptist Shelby McDaniel School Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods Morgan Glick The 2014 Southland Soccer All-Conference teams are comprised of 11 first-team members and 11 second-team members and are chosen by vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The recipients are grouped by position and are placed by the number of votes received. Midfielder Sr. Stephen F. Austin 1At-large selection2Two-time first-team selection3Three-time first-team selection4Four-time first-team selectionHonorable mention: Yvette Franco, F, AMCC; Hanna Barker, F, SFA; Baylee Mitchell, F, ACU; Tiffany Ysassi, MF, ACU; Leslie Snider, MF, ACU; Allison Abendschein, MF, HBU; Rachel Owens, MF, SFA; Maggie Ramsey, MF, SLU; Gabi D’Alesandro, MF, MCN; Blake Martin, MF, HBU; Alyssa Gerner, D, ACU; Chantall Curry, D, SFA; Megan Bennett, D, SHSU; Caitlyn Schwartz, D, SHSU; Marie Lund, D, LU; Jen Babcock, D, SLU; Erin Christ, D, SLU; Ashley Crabbe, D, UIW; Jackie Strug, D, NWLA; Christa Robinson, D, SFA; Kylie Hambleton, GK, SHSU; Megan Delaney, GK, AMCC; Bailey Fontenot, GK,LU.Player of the Year – Zuri Prince, Stephen F. AustinFreshman of the Year – Hanna Barker, Stephen F. AustinNewcomer of the Year – Christa Robinson, Stephen F. AustinCoach of the Year – Wally Crittenden, Stephen F. Austinlast_img read more

Marshfield girls swim team loses to OHA

first_imgHolbrook 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.last_img read more

Marshfield, Columbus Catholic soccer stars make all-conference

first_imgDons’ Fuerlinger named MSSC Player of the YearBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic and Marshfield high school boys soccer teams put together impressive winning seasons, and it showed as the teams’ respective conferences recently released their all-conference squads for 2016.Columbus Catholic, which won the Mid-State Soccer Conference with a perfect 12-0 record and finished 20-3 overall before losing in the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinals, had five first-team and three second-team selections to the all-conference squad.Marshfield finished in third place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference at 6-5-1 and ended up 12-8-4 overall after losing in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final, just one win away from the state tournament. The Tigers had a pair of first-team and one second-team all-WVC honorees.Mid-State Soccer ConferenceMarshfield Columbus Catholic senior Tyler Fuerlinger was named the Mid-State Soccer Conference Player of the Year and was one of five Dons picked to the all-conference first team.Fuerlinger, Tim Gruenloh, Charles Payant, and Calvin Brown were unanimous first-team selections for the Dons. Ryan Dieringer was also a first-team selection. Fuerlinger and Brown also earned first-team all-conference accolades in 2015.Nadim Torbey, Nick Malovrh, and goalkeeper Bailey Keffer were second-team honorees for the Dons.Columbus Catholic’s Jeff Edwards was also named conference Coach of the Year after sharing the honor last season.“This team was very successful this year in many aspects,” Edwards said. “We set school records in goals scored and assists given, shattering the previous records. We had six players score at least 10 goals and nine players had double-digit points scored. That speaks to the versatility we had on offense. Our defense led the way, though, allowing only 10 goals in the regular season. Everything started from the back and went from there. I’m extremely proud of each and every player for all of the hard work and dedication they put in since June.”Wisconsin Valley ConferenceMarshfield senior midfielder/defender Alec Hinson was a unanimous first-team selection, and fellow senior midfielder/defender Luke McCann also was voted to the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer Team.Hinson had three goals and four assists during conference play, moving to defense early in the year due to injuries and necessity.Marshfield senior Alec Hinson was a unanimous first-team selection to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer Team, as voted on by the conference’s seven coaches.“He is a great communicator and organizer on defense,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “He wins balls in the air and takes great angles on balls. As a defender, Alec always seemed to make the right choice.”Luke McCann finished fifth in the Valley with 21 total points (eight goals, five assists).McCann also moved back to defensive midfielder midway through the season to help the Tigers build up their resistance.“This gave Luke more space to operate, helped our team defensively, and gave us better ability to get the ball switched side-to-side,” Steve McCann said. “Luke has excellent vision on the field and helps our team to be able to maintain possession and control with smart, accurate passes.”Senior Klaus Friedli was the Tigers’ lone second-team pick. He finished seventh in the conference in points with 17 (five goals, seven assists).Senior Collin Nikolai and sophomore Isaac Wellens were honorable mention choices for Marshfield. Nikolai finished with seven goals and two assists during WVC play.“We started to play really well at the end of September when we beat Wausau West 2-0 and ended up winning eight of our next 10,” Steve McCann said. “We ended up leading the WVC in scoring, shots, corner kicks, and fouls. We were really good at creating scoring chances. Our finishing was inconsistent but was definitely improving at the end of the year.”2016 All-Mid-State Soccer Conference TeamFirst team: *Tyler Fuerlinger, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; *Tim Gruenloh, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; *Charles Payant, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; *Calvin Brown, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; *Harrison Varline, Wausau Newman Catholic; *Connor Molski, Stevens Point Pacelli; *Chris Jensen, Stevens Point Pacelli; *Connor Schubring, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran; Ryan Dieringer, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; David Burgess, Northland Lutheran; Jacob Price, Northland Lutheran; Brad Maes, Stevens Point Pacelli; Rhein Zuelsdorff, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran; Tekoya Cosby, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.Second team: Nadim Torbey, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Bailey Keffer, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Nick Malovrh, Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Chamong Lo, Wausau Newman Catholic; Fernando Juan, Wausau Newman Catholic; Corey Baron, Stevens Point Pacelli; Katie Craig, Tri-County; Coleton Schubring, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran; Austin Pagel, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.Honorable mention: Andrew Blanker, Stevens Point Pacelli; Grant Faulkner, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.Player of the Year: Tyler Fuerlinger, Marshfield Columbus Catholic.Coach of the Year: Jeff Edwards, Marshfield Columbus Catholic.*unanimous selection—2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Soccer TeamFirst team: *Alex Pagel, sr., D.C. Everest (goalkeeper); *Jack Mittelsteadt, sr., D.C. Everest; *Alec Hinson, sr., Marshfield; *Joey Dorgan, sr., Stevens Point; *Pet Hefferan, sr., Stevens Point; *Adam Hahn, sr., Wausau East; *Jonah Bakunowicz, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; *Jack Kiiskila, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Luke McCann, sr., Marshfield; Joe DeLoye, sr., Wausau West; Cullen Stangel, sr., Wausau West.Second team: Matt Altmann, sr., Stevens Point (goalkeeper); Brennan Krieg, jr., D.C. Everest; Seth Jaglinski, sr., D.C. Everest; Austin Zettler, sr., Merrill; Jarett Jones, sr., Stevens Point; Klaus Friedli, sr., Marshfield; McKenon Diekroeger, sr., Stevens Point; Matt Lukasik, jr., D.C. Everest; Nate Napiwocki, sr., Stevens Point; Nick Lange, sr., Wausau East; Dylan Bassuener, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.Honorable mention: Brayden McMahon, sr., Wausau West (goalkeeper); Gunnar Yonker, sr., D.C. Everest; Tamirat Knutson, fr., D.C. Everest; Keondre Porter, jr., Stevens Point; Ben Johnson, jr., Wausau West; Keegan Pulchinski, so., Wisconsin Rapids; Collin Nikolai, sr., Marshfield; Colin Lindvig, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Zach Ostrowski, jr., D.C. Everest; Brendan Leahy, so., Stevens Point; Elkin Thao, jr., Wausau East; Isaac Wellens, so., Marshfield; Austin Burgener, sr., Merrill; Mark Raasch, jr., Wausau West; Bryson Einerson, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.Player of the Year: Jack Mittelsteadt, sr., D.C. Everest.*unanimous selectionlast_img read more