Women of Troy prepare to regain No. 1 ranking in Washington

first_imgThe No. 2 Women’s golf team heads to the north this week to look for its first victory of the season at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The team was knocked from its preseason No. 1 perch after two straight third-place finishes in its first two tournaments and is looking to regain that ranking this week at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, Wash.Leading the way for the Women of Troy is the team’s lone senior, Lizette Salas. The three-time All-American had a 21st-place finish last week at the Mason Rudolph Championship and a third-place finish at the season opening Fall Preview. Salas, as one of the most successful players in USC history and the only remaining player from the 2008 championship team, is the de facto leader of the team, but looks to the younger girls to provide help.Junior transfer Lisa McCloskey has certainly led by example since joining the Women of Troy this season. Her first two tournaments in cardinal and gold ended with fourth-place finishes at the Fall Preview and Mason Rudolph. McCloskey, a two time All-American at Pepperdine, was named to Golf World’s “Top Ten Women’s Golf Collegiate Players to Watch” this season, as was Salas.Also stepping into a leadership role this season is junior Inah Park. A key member of the national runner-up squad from last season, Park placed 23rd in her season debut last week at the Mason Rudolph after sitting out the Fall Preview.Also playing for the team this week is sophomore Cyna Rodriguez, who has two top-30 finishes to begin the season, highlighted by a 26th place finish at the Mason Rudolph. Rodriguez is the third and final returner from last season’s team and is looking to improve upon her debut season.Rounding out the roster this week is freshman Sophia Popov. Popov, a German native, joined the Women of Troy after a successful summer highlighted by a victory at the 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship. She tied for 67th in her USC debut at the Fall Preview and looks to improve upon that this week.The Women of Troy are certainly looking in the right place if they hope to find that first victory of the season. USC has won this event seven times, with the most recent coming in 2007. It’s also had six players capture individual titles at the tournament. The field at the invitational, though strong, is much weaker than their first two tournaments, with only four opponents ranked in the top 25. The tournament runs through Wednesday.last_img read more

Lakers tell Brandon Ingram not to hesitate despite recent slump

first_imgIt has only been a week since Ingram appeared to be taking a major step forward in his career. Over the course of nine games in mid-January, Ingram averaged 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting nearly 50 percent from 3-point range and overall.Scoring was only one piece of Ingram’s contributions earlier in the month.“It ain’t all about points for him. He’s got to be like the Greek Freak for us,” said Nick Young, referring to Milwaukee Bucks 6-foot-11 hybrid star Giannis Antetokounmpo.Antetokounmpo is 6-foot-11, two inches taller than Ingram. However, with Ingram spending more time at point guard this season than anyone imagined, he is bound to begin drawing comparisons to Antetokounmpo, who will start for the East in the All-Star Game.Young said Ingram remains “one of the best rookies” in the league and pointed out that Thursday marked the Lakers’ 50th game of the season. Last season, Ingram played 36 games at Duke. It’s not uncommon for young players to struggle at this point in the season, something Young said he remembers from his own rookie year (2007-08) with Washington.“I had a couple games where I didn’t score,” Young said. “But you can’t get down on yourself. (He’s) still … one of the most talented guys in the league. He’ll be all right.”Walton acknowledged it was possible Ingram has hit the dreaded “rookie wall” but that with 32 games remaining, he expects Ingram to break out of his slump.“We’re confident Brandon will find his way,” Walton said.Locals onlyFor the second time in three seasons, the Lakers and Knicks have been deemed not worthy of a national television audience.The matchup between the two glamour franchises on Feb. 6 at Madison Square Garden was scheduled to be carried by TNT. The network will instead air the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Washington Wizards, a possible playoff preview for two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.Two years ago, a matchup of draft lottery-bound Lakers and Knicks in New York was bumped by ESPN in favor of a celebrity bowling tournament hosted by Clippers point guard Chris Paul.While the Lakers and Knicks maintain a certain rivalry as representatives of the country’s two largest media markets, both teams have underperformed. The Lakers are 16-34, while Phil Jackson’s Knicks entered Friday seven games below .500 and outside the playoff picture.The matchup might have also lost some of its appeal after Jackson and Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss called off their engagement in late December.Score changedThe NBA can’t be accused of not being thorough.The league announced on Friday that the final score of the Lakers’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 20 was adjusted to reflect that a shot by Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III was incorrectly ruled a 3-pointer. The game originally ended with the Lakers winning, 108-96, but it will live in history books instead as a 108-95 Lakers victory. “I had a couple open shots that I thought I wasn’t ready for or I just didn’t shoot,” Ingram said.Walton encouraged Ingram to keep shooting.“He’s a capable 3-point shooter,” the first-year coach said. “He’s going to be a 3-point shooter in this league, so he’s got to get his reps up. If he’s open, we need him to take them and hopefully make them.”Despite Ingram’s shooting struggles – he is 2 for 23 in his last three games – the rookie drafted No. 2 overall last summer has the backing of the entire Lakers locker room.“He’s still going to be a great player,” Jordan Clarkson said. “He’s just going through the woods right now.” When Brandon Ingram was stuffing the box score earlier this month, he looked every bit the part of a superstar in the making. He had found his shooting stroke, was diving after loose balls, deflecting passes and running the offense. He was confident. What happened to that guy?“He looks like he’s a little hesitant again, for whatever reason,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I’m not sure why. He was playing really well before that.”Ingram has failed to score in consecutive games for the Lakers, missing all 11 of his shots in back-to-back games in Portland and Utah this week. He was 0 for 6 in the 96-88 loss to the Jazz, and in one clunky moment, nearly passed up an open 3-point attempt before taking a dribble and misfiring badly as a defender had time to get out to him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Trevor Nance signs with Cowley to play baseball

first_imgTrevor Nance signs with Cowley County Community College. (Steve Sturgis photo)Sumner Newscow report — Trevor Nance, a 2015 Wellington High School graduate, signed to play baseball at Cowley County Community College next season. Present at the signing ceremony held at the WHS commons included his mother Jan Kessler, sitting right, and his uncle J.J. Nance, sitting right. Standing from left include: WHS baseball coach Jesse Dale, WHS academics director Brian Buchanan; friend Jaedyn Ledesma and grandparents Roxi and David Nance.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Local · 270 weeks ago Congratulations Trevor! Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Gerlach, Buckwalter win 2016 Wheat Run, 129 runners participate

first_img60 & Over MALEFEMALE 30-393. CLIFT, LEXI                                     8:22 1. THOMPSON, WYATT      9:271. DOUGLAS, SCOUT             9:58 1. MENEFEE, BRADLEY                 22:2060 & Over 2. EDWARDS, KALE                        30:3613-18 1. JENSEN, HEATHER                    10:08 50-59 1. GERLACH, KADE                        17:543. SCHMIDT, KATIE JO                          26:04 5 K RACE 2. MURRAY, DUSTIN                    21:582. SMITH, AMBER                                  31:46 40-4940-49 7-87-8 3. SMITH, LAKEN                            30:531. HEACOCK, MACKENZIE                   24:44 1. VOLZ, BLAINE                            22:491. YEAROUT, LINDA                                30:44 3. HEARLSON, JAMES                  23:353.OVERFELT, ALICIA                             31:47 1. CLIFT,  URBAN                    9:531. THOMPSON, ALIVIA         10:59 3. ADAMS, ANDREW                    20:121. BUCKWALTER, LACEY                      21:47 1.MCENTIRE, ANDY                     11:42 2. SCHMIDT, KEVIN                      27:412. YBARRA, TRACI                                 34:14 11-122. ZAVALA, BRYNNLIE                     10:19  40-49 50-5950-59 2. THIBAULT, ANDREW               37:272. MCENTIRE, ANDY                                34:52 50-5930-39 1. HANSEN, ERIC                            23:293. NICHOLSON, PAIGE                         23:42 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 WordPress.com 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. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 19-291. AUFDENGARTEN, KYLIE            7:41 1. WEDMAN, BRADLEY    9:051. BROWNLEE, BRENNA               8:13 1. EDWARDS, KALE             8:213. DALE, KAITLYN                   10:37 3. SWICKARD, CAL                         24:58 2. RAUSCH, BLAKE              6:362. SMITH, OLIVIA                             9:20 60 & Over2. THOMPSON, JILL                         11:40 2. KOEHLER, KAYDEN          11:402. GUNDERMAN, OLIVIA      14:39 30-3930-39 1. GERLACH, KADE             5:301.EDWARDS, KAITLYN                   9:02center_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kade Gerlach and Lacey Buckwalter were winners of the 2016 Wheat Run held in downtown Wellington Saturday. There were 129 participants in the 5K and one mile run.Kade GerlachGerlach ran the 5K – which is 3.2 miles – in 17.54. Buckwalter won it wit ha time of 21.47.Gerlach also won the one mile event with a 5.30 time and Buckwalter was also 2-for-2 with a winning 6:54 time.This marked the second consecutive year that Security State Bank held the event next to its bank on Harvey and C Street.There were 36 Female one milers, 18 male one milers, 48 female 5K runners, and 27 5K runners.The 5K placers are as follows:  2. STALCUP, JOHN                         24:241. LANGENWALTER, CAROLYN            41:27 12 & UNDER12 & UNDER MALEFEMALE 40-492. LEDESMA, JAEDYN                    9:40 2. SCHNELLE, LOCK            15:251. BUCKWALTER, LACEY               6:54 1. CLIFT, RJ                                        29:011. EDWARDS, KAITLYN                        31:02 13-1811-12 3. PUTTER, CALEF                6:5313-18 3. BALL, LISA                                    15:00 60 & Over3. SIRMONS, MARDON                          38:26 1 MILE 12. JIMENEZ, LEXI                               8:21 2. BLOOM, MATTHEW                 19:3919-29 3. JARRETT, JIM                              34:333. TOMPKINS, DANA                            34:58 1. FOSTER, SHIRLEY                    15:25 1. HAMILTON, ROBERT               21:381. HENSHAW, KELSIE                           31:12 3. NORRIS, COOPER            14:193. BUCK, TEAGAN                   15:05 19-292. TURNER, LAURA                                 23:20 3. NORRIS, JAGGER            8:271. AUFDENGARTEN, KADYNCE     9:37 1. FOSTER, MARTIN          15:263. BISSELL, STEFANY                     9:58 2. CLIFT, COLTEN                 8:259-10 1. KOEHLER, CHASE            7:533. DAOUGLAS, RIVER                       11:09 2. DALE, AMY                                  10:38 1. SHOEMAKER, LEON      14:063. SCHULTZ, JENNIFER                   14:11 6 & UNDER6 & UNDER 1.THOMPSON, ADAM      9:2819-29 1.NASH, BILL                                  27:111. DALE, AMY                                          24:43 2. KOEHLER, DANA                       11:57 The one mile placers are as follows: 3. LEDESMA, LINDA                     14:40 13-182. HART, TAVIA                                       24:55 The times of all the participants can be found here:  2016 Wheat Run participant timesFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 9-102. SCHNELLE, ADDISON       10:19last_img read more