Argonia-Attica, Caldwell move on; Conway Springs quickly eliminated

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down clyde · 248 weeks ago What Argonia-Attica why so small, what happened in twenty years? A larger town even lies between you. You both used to have plenty of kids, everyone could have played eleven man back then, no doubt now. But coaches at your small schools only needs nine starters for baseball, five for basketball and eight for football. Looks like they don’t need to look beyond the same select kids, and go begging to the rest! Hey this keeps them from making eleven guys popular in high school. Huh no wonder why they all keep shrinking. Football teaches kids under 6’3′ nothing. They will never play for an upper division college, so recruiters very rarely if ever come calling. Baseball was the great American sport where everyone had a chance to go big league, you didn’t need to be a giant and kids didn’t die. They may have got a black eye or broken bone once in a long while but it didn’t damage health or end kids lives for nothing. Football is child endangerment, child abuse licensed by the state and school districts. When kids play this rough at home the school staff has to notify SRS, then the state shows up to take you’re kids away. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Argonia-Attica and Caldwell have advanced through the first round of the Class 8-man Div. II playoffs. The Conway Springs Cardinals were quickly ousted from Class 3A competition.The second ranked A&A Titans advance to battle Scandia-Pike Valley after beating Hartford 48-0 in front of a raucous home crowd in Argonia.Caldwell had similar success when it traveled to Crest to beat Colony-Crest 72-44.Both Sumner County victors play Saturday. A&A plays at Scandia-Pike Valley at 2 p.m. which is a three-hour trip north past Salina near the Nebraska state line.Caldwell, now 5-5, is home to play Axtell, a 46-0 winner over Lost Springs-Centre. That game starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday.As far as Conway Springs is concerned, the Cardinals season is over after losing to Wichita Collegiate 63-6.•••••A&A 48 Hartford 0A 69-yard touchdown pass from Alec McDaniel to Devon Newberry wrapped up the game in the waning seconds of the first half, marking the eighth consecutive game in which the contest was completed at halftime.McDaniel was involved in four of A&A’s touchdowns as the Titans took a 26-0 first quarter lead before adding 22 points in the second quarter. Hartford, in northern Kansas, had only one scoring threat midway through the second quarter. That was thwarted at the 10 on fourth down late in the quarter which led to the big passing play.Now A&A sets its sights on Pike Valley in the Class 8-man Division II second round.“They have a very good running game led by a sophomore running back,” said co-head coach Luke Greenwood. “They play a lot of smash mouth football.“We will have to play downhill on defense and fly to the football.”Greenwood said the Titans will also have to make their reads since they have some pretty good play-action off their power game.“Offensively, we are going to have block better than we did last night and we may have to open up the offense a little if they start packing the box,” he said. “Also, we have to take advantage of our opportunities when they present themselves.”For pictures of the game, click here.Caldwell 72 Crest-Colony 44Caldwell was only 4-5 going into the first round playoff game Tuesday night, but that didn’t seem to matter after it pasted Crest by 28 points. After giving up a 65 yard touchdown in the first quarter, it would rattle off three touchdowns to take a 20-6 lead.Crest came back to score two touchdowns to start the second quarter to take a temporary 22-20 lead. However, Colton Ward scored one of his six touchdowns with 2:50 in the half on a 38-yard carry to give Caldwell a 28-22 advantage at the half.The Bluejays would then score three of the four third quarter touchdowns and took a 50-28 lead into the final stanza. The Jays would never look back.“I thought going in that we had a good chance to control this game,” said Sean Blosser, Caldwell head football coach. “They really stepped up their game last night.Dakota Volavka had 186 yards rushing with three touchdowns. Colten Ward rushed for 152 yards and five touchdowns. See stats here: Box Scores for Caldwell @ CrestCaldwell has its work cut out for it this weekend when Axtell comes to town. Axtell if you remember was in Sumner County last year, losing to A&A in the semifinals.“They like to pass,” Blosser said. “They will come out in a spread formation, and throw the ball all over the field. They also do a lot of traps and quarterback draws.”Collegiate 63 Conway Springs 6The Cardinals were obviously overmatched by a team that trounced Wellington earlier in the season. Conway Springs got off to a decent start though when Colton Terhune threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Josh Dugan at 6:01 in the first quarter to make it 7-6. But it was all Collegiate from that point forward. The stats can be found here: Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 11_4_2015Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log: April 25 – May 1, 2016

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for April 25 – May 1, 2016 is as follows: 27-Apr7:12 PMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 27-Apr2:46 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 30-Apr10:50 AMLift Assist1300 block Ontario 25-Apr8:32 PMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 26-Apr8:34 AMMedical Trauma1700 block North B 1-May4:10 PMMedical Emergency1900 block North A 28-Apr1:10 PMMedical Trauma200 block E. Lincoln 30-Apr10:44 PMTransfer to Wichita 28-Apr7:36 PMMedical Emergency900 block W. Harvey 28-Apr2:46 PMGood Intent Call400 block N. Olive 1-May2:02 AMLift Assist700 block North Elm 1-May3:05 AMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 27-Apr6:20 PMMedical Trauma1000 block E. 40th Street 25-Apr10:31 PMTransfer to Wichita 30-Apr9:12 AMMedical Trauma700 block S. Blaine 26-Apr3:38 PMStorm SpottingWellington 26-Apr5:36 AMMedical Trauma400 block South C 29-Apr9:06 PMMedical EmergencyMayfield 30-Apr1:54 AMMedical Trauma100 block N. Washington 25-Apr12:09 AMGood Intent Call700 block S. Blaine 30-Apr10:56 PMMedical Emergency1500 block North A 29-Apr6:15 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 30-Apr1:33 PMFire Alarm1000 block N. Day Follow us on Twitter. Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 1-May12:56 AMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 30-Apr12:37 PMLift Assist700 block N. Elm 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. 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 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 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 28-Apr8:51 AMMedical Emergency900 block E. 12th 28-Apr1:14 PMTransfer from Wichita 1-May1:10 AMTransfer to Wichita 25-Apr4:30 PMTransfer to Wichita 30-Apr4:27 PMMedical Emergency1000 block South G 1-May10:15 AMMedical Emergency900 block E. 12th Street Southlast_img read more

Dr. Fauci Predicts Millions of Americans to Be Infected, Over 100,000 Could Die

first_imgThe coronavirus outbreak could kill from 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview Sunday.The U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert made the prediction on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that millions across the country could become infected.As of Sunday morning, the U.S. had about 125,000 infections and 2,200 deaths, based on a tally being maintained by the Johns Hopkins University.The confirmed global death toll has surpassed 32,000, while new epicenters are emerging in U.S. cities including Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago.Spain and Italy account for more than half of the world’s death toll, with each of those two countries still seeing over 800 deaths per day.However, experts say the worldwide virus toll numbers are under-represented due to limited testing and political decisions about which bodies to count. Unlike the U.S., France and Italy have not been counting deaths that take place at home or in nursing homes.‘’Europe must demonstrate that it is able to respond to this historic call,’’ Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said late Saturday. “I will fight until the last drop of sweat, until the last gram of energy, to obtain a strong, vigorous, cohesive European response.”Meanwhile, President Trump backtracked late Saturday on the possibility he had raise that morning to quarantine New York and neighboring states, largely due to criticism and questions about the legality of such a move.Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory which asks all residents of New York City and others in New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut to avoid all nonessential travel for 14 days.last_img read more


first_img:10 Ok, ok the Lakers are gone, the Celtics are gone. So I am 0 for 2. But hear this loud and clear, it will be a Dallas vs. Chicago Championship. (I think!) :09 Derek Jeter said he had no problem with what Jorge Posada did. Now management wants him to change his tone because “they” had a problem with it. First of all, Jeter’s the captain so he can speak freely, secondly he can’t throw his boy under the bus and lastly, hey Yankees, you got bigger problems than that. :08 You gotta know that the spirit or better put, the “hops” of Michael Jordan was in Taj Gibson when he took off not once but twice on the Heat. And the one hand rebound dunk would have made your “Airness” proud.:07 The hockey playoffs are on…sorry that’s all I got.:06 They said they got Bin Laden’s porn collection. And you are surprised why? Every man, everywhere, at some time or another, has watched porn. I don’t care if he’s in a cave or Kansas. Oh shut-up please…you do too, or you did! (But not me, honest baby I swear.):05 There’s some conversation going on one of the local sports talk shows. My main man Joe Bendel thinks Jordan is the best ever. Now that the NBA season is coming to a close, let’s do this. Here’s my greatest of all time list. But of course everybody has one. Send me yours with your name and I’ll put the second best one in the paper. (Yes, mine will be No. 1. It’s my article). Mail to Champion Enterprises, 416 Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pittsburgh, Pa 15235.You can’t touch this!!!1. Wilt Chamberlin 2. Michael Jordan 3. Bill Russell (11 rings man!!) 4. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 5. Julius “Dr. J” Irving 6. Magic Johnson 7. Kobe Bryant 8. Larry Bird 9. Connie Hawkins:04 We are still taking teams and individual players for the new Connie Hawkins Youth Development Summer Basketball League, Boys and Girls in middle school-call now. The League starts June 20 (call Champion Enterprises right away at 412-628-4856).:03 The question in the West is can anybody stop “Dirk,” and hey “Durant” thanks for waking up and joining the party. You delivered 39 points right on time but get rid of the back packs please!!!:02 Hey fellas, and I do mean fellas, if you want the time of your life come meet the fabulous “Diamond Models” at Morgan’s Restaurant on Rodi Road in Penn Hills, May 26, 6-10 p.m.—photos with the models and autographs for charity. Come join the fun!:01 Pittsburgh you asked for it and you got it. First Friday’s “Par-tay” the way it used to be. Old school style. Dancin’…eatin’…and drnkin’! Over 30, ID required, cash bar, cash kitchen…D.J. Mean Gee and the 50/50 at Sabi Restaurant, June 3, 7-9:00 p.m. Line Dancing 9 p.m.-2:00 a.m. at “The Club”?Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville, 1 Racquet Lane. This is how we get the party started, cause ain’t no party like an old school party and a old school party don’t quit!! Call Five Starr for more information: (412) 628-4856.-Double Overtime-If I am running 26 miles, aka a marathon, it’s because someone has been chasing me with a gun for the last 25 miles.Game Over BILL NEALlast_img read more

Brian Lara: India now a force to be reckoned with anywhere in the world!

first_imgAdvertisement 6djeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8rjo2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E396( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8dWould you ever consider trying this?😱4ecv56lCan your students do this? 🌚wt6Roller skating! Powered by Firework India have always been the favourite in any format and in any game on homesoil but abroad , the stories usually have different narratives. Cricket legend Brian Legend believes recently the Indian team have become a force to reckon with in any part of the World.Advertisement “We all know the Indian team was not the most respected when they travelled. They were very respected at home but now India on a world stage anywhere they play is a force to be reckoned with,” Lara told reporters at an event in Mumbai on Thursday.Advertisement “Well, those teams dominated world cricket … the West Indies in the ’70s and ’80s, the Australians in the ’90s and the early part of the 21st century. India has that capability.“They’re now travelling well, they’re playing abroad and beating oppositions, which is great. World cricket is a lot more competitive now Australia, South Africa and England.Advertisement “So India will have to do it over a period of time, dominating all teams to be considered. But they are definitely a top cricketing nation at the moment.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Bale barely celebrated his goal

first_imgGareth Bale returned to the title after missing the games of the Spanish Super Cup and the important duel against Sevilla in LaLiga Santander. Zidane chose him as part of the lineup in search of booking a ticket for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey and the Welshman returned the opportunity with the first goal of the match.However, he barely celebrated. It was the 18th minute of encounter when the Welshman picked up a ball inside the area, controlled with his chest and defined with the help of a defender. His countenance said it all: He stood still, outlined a shy smile, collided with several companions, who hugged him, and headed towards the center of the field To resume the crash. Subsequently, as soon as the second half started, he suffered some discomfort and was replaced by Brahim. In the last hours the possibility of leaving Real Madrid in this same winter market has been put on the table. As El Chiringuito reported, Levy and Florentino Pérez met and discussed the possibility of transferring him. The president of Tottenham would be willing to offer up to 30 million euros for his services. However, his representative Jonathan Barnett has stated that Bale is happy in the club.last_img read more

Senator Taylor Optimistic About Bridge Partnership Schools

first_imgDuring a visit to the ongoing Bridge Partnership Teachers Training in Kakata, Margibi County, on Saturday, August 6, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor praised the over 330 teachers and school administrators participating in the training. The teachers and school administrators are drawn from eight counties – Montserrado, Grand Bassa, River Cess, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Margibi, Bong and Nimba – where Bridge Partnership Schools will be operating. “I am delighted that a majority of you have closed your ears and your eyes to the politicking around Bridge Partnership Schools, and have taken the bold steps to be part of this new action to improve the quality of learning for our children,” Senator Taylor said.She praised the Bridge authorities for accepting to be part of government’s ongoing education reform agenda through the Partnership Schools Initiative. Senator Taylor expressed the hope that partnership schools will succeed after they start operations in September this year. She noted: “I want this program to succeed so that it can be rolled out to schools throughout the country for every Liberian child to become part of the bold, new and renewed effort of the government to upgrade and improve the quality of learning for all children in Liberia.” “I am an opposition leader, but education is a non-political issue, because it is the future of our children. We should not politicize it, we should embrace new proposals and new ideas that seek to move us forward as we look for answers to the education problems we face,” the lawmaker said. “Bridge is just but one of the many partners supporting Government through the Ministry of Education to meet this end. We should not be fighting or quarrelling over innovations, we should support innovation to enable us to succeed. We should hail this effort and support all the partners who have accepted the challenge to help us solve this education problem. It is serious, and we must deal with it seriously,” the former First Lady noted.Bridge Chief Strategy Officer, Shannon May, asserted that her organization was excited to be part of Government’s efforts to create top and better schools that are powerful and trusted places of learning, where every Liberian child will be proud to learn and boast of attaining quality education comparable to children everywhere in the world. May asserted: “It is [a] disservice to the children of Liberia and to children anywhere in the world who cannot attain quality education of their liking because of the constraints of their parents or because of poverty. This is why Bridge accepted the invitation from the Government of Liberia to be part of this new revolution to make sure that children everywhere in Liberia have access to quality education that sets them on a path to a better life and the future of their dreams.” Liberia has long been grappling with the decay of its education system, poor infrastructure, inadequate human resources, outdated and sometimes poor learning resources. These are among the many challenges that beset the education system, 13 years after the country emerged from the civil war. Exam scores have been plummeting since 2010, with the worst results to date in the just released 2015/2016 WAEC Exams. Acknowledging the challenges, and thinking out of the box to come up with innovative solutions, Education Minister George Werner proposed Partnership Schools for Liberia, a public private partnership between the Ministry of Education and numerous school operators who have proven records of improving learning outcomes in even the most difficult places and circumstances. Bridge International Academies is the first of eight operators partnering with the Government to improve literacy and numeracy for primary students.On September 5, approximately 25 Bridge Partnership Schools will begin operations. Bridge Partnership Schools are part of a national movement to dramatically improve education in Liberia. “The plan is to create powerful public schools which embody the aspirations of the Liberian child: Schools that they can trust, where they have the opportunity to grow and become better and productive citizens,” noted Joe Gbasakollie, who is Deputy Country Director for Bridge Partnership Schools Liberia. Both the teachers and school principals are very excited. Nancy Guladiah, one of participants from Montserrado County, said the training over the last two weeks has opened her eyes and helped her realize that dramatic learning gains are possible when students are placed at the center of classroom activities. She noted that the Bridge training encourages the teacher to engage the children in classroom discussion, which is far better than just having the teacher lecture the whole time. Another participant, Joseph S. Karlon from Gbarnga, Bong County, said students learn by doing, by interacting, by participating, not just sitting for 40 or 45 minutes listening to what the teachers knows. He said that the students must be involved, which is the model Bridge and the Ministry of Education are promoting, adding, “This is the method I have been advocating. This is why we believe our schools and our students will be on their way to the top and become better schools. This is why I accepted to be part of this program.”With September just weeks away, hopes are now high for the initiative, and teachers are already in gear to begin the new revolution, according to Ben Sanvee, Bridge Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Sector. Teachers are learning skills in improved classroom management, pedagogical methods and technology-enabled systems to deliver lessons in real time. 12,000 Liberian children in 23 public primary schools across the eight counties will be covered by Bridge in the ensuing 2015/2016 academic year, which begins in September.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt to set up another ministry

first_imgJust over six months after it was announced that the oil and gas sector will be removed from under the Natural Resources Ministry and handed over to a Department of Energy within the Ministry of the Presidency, Government is likely to create a new minister to take control of the sector, which is expected to explode once oil production commences in 2020.This was revealed by President David Granger on Friday at a media conference, his first for 2018. According to the Head of State, “The Department of Energy itself is just an interim measure. In due course, we hope to have a ministry responsible for the petroleum industry; it is too large. We are now setting up, we are now acquiring premises, we’re now recruiting personnel, we’re now reviewing legislation; so a lot of work has to be done. But right now we’re in the early stages of setting up a Department of Energy, and in due course there will be a Ministry of Energy or Petroleum,” the Head of State posited.Back in March, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had disclosed that he had recommended the oil and gas sector be removed from his Ministry and be placed under the department, which will be “focused only on the development of the petroleum sector.”Government’s spokesperson, State Minister Joseph Harmon, had subsequently said while the department would initially focus on oil and gas, it would later on take over responsibility for energy as well.In the past months, there have been calls for Trotman to be removed from his position as Natural Resources Minister, especially when it was discovered last year that Government had stashed US$18 million in a private account in the Central Bank, which it received from ExxonMobil as a signing bonus.Though this discovery was made since last year, the Government has made no attempts to have the money placed into the Consolidated Fund, when the Constitution dictates that all public revenue be placed in the Consolidated Fund, with the exception being where a specific law allows for the money to be placed in a special account.Moreover, Trotman was also criticised for his handling of the oil contracts between Government and ExxonMobil. In fact, even Government’s own adviser on petroleum, Dr Jan Mangal, had criticised Guyana’s two per cent royalty on earnings from ExxonMobil’s oil sales, which he said is low, compared to global standards.However, at Friday’s press conference, President David Granger said that while the agreement between Guyana and Exxon will be the subject of review by the Department of Energy, there will be no question of renegotiation of the contract with the US oil giant.“Given the circumstances at the time, I think the Government did what was in the realm of possibility. I do not want to answer in the way you may feel it should be answered, [but] given the situation at the time, I felt we did the best we could, given the circumstances,” the Head of State maintained.Nevertheless, President Granger posited that Government will be moving forward and will ensure that it has the best advice in the future before entering into any other contracts.Earlier this week, it was announced that ExxonMobil has made its ninth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well in the Stabroek Block. With Exxon schedule to commence oil production in 2020, there could be in excess of four billion barrels of oil-equivalent.Previous discoveries on the Stabroek Block at Liza, Liza Deep, Payara, Snoek, Turbot, Ranger, Pacora and Longtail wells had led to the announcement of an estimated recoverable resource of more than four billion oil-equivalent barrels and the potential for up to five floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels producing more than 750,000 barrels per day by 2025.last_img read more

Prayer event slates speaker

first_imgWHITTIER – Cypress police Chief Rick Hicks will be the keynote speaker at the 42nd annual Whittier Mayor’s Breakfast at 7 a.m. April 6 at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. Whittier Mayor Cathy Warner will preside for her first time over the event, which is patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and is designed as a time of prayer for the nation, state and cities. In recent years, the breakfast here has drawn up to 400 people. Hicks was born and raised in Anaheim. He lives in Yorba Linda with his wife, Lisa, and their two children. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in management from the University of Redlands, a master’s degree in management from USC and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He wrote the Basic Academy 80-hour Community Oriented Police and Problem Solving curriculum and teaches ethics and values at Cal State Long Beach and Golden West College. He served on the Santa Ana Police Department for 22 years and joined the Cypress Police Department in 2001. He was appointed chief in 2003. Tickets are $20 each and $200 per table. Checks can be sent to the Whittier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, P.O. Box 4156, Whittier, CA 90602, or contact Jack Carmichael at (562) 698-3714 or Michael Delgado at (562) 944-6325. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 7 a.m. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations to Stephen Nelson, Conor Grant and Dónal Óg Mac Lochlainn who won an Ulster All-Star award for Hurling. Well done to the lads from everyone at the club.Senior Men Football: Buncrana Senior Men Footballers were in action at the Scarvey in the Donegal All-County league on Sunday afternoon, against division 3 rivals Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. The management team of Mark Crossan and Brendan McGee asked for the team to bounce back from a disappointing 1 point defeat last week against Naomh Columba, and the team delivered. In the early stages of the first half Buncrana dominated the play, with Oisín Doherty opening the scoring following good build-up play by midfielder Garbhan Friel. Aodh Ruadh were finding scores hard to come by with solid marking in the full back line from Calvin Jones, Simon McGrory and Ronan Doherty. As the half progressed Aodh Ruadh managed to create some chances, however some wayward shooting by the visiting forwards, and further scores from Oisín Doherty, Odhran Doherty and Garbhan Friel led to Buncrana finishing the first half with a 2 point lead. Aodh Ruadh began the second half well and decreased the home side’s lead to 1 point. However Buncrana responded, with the strong forward runs from the experienced half back Adrian McColgan, and Odhran Doherty from midfield. Once again Buncrana dominated possession and it wasn’t long before the ball found it’s way into the visitors net, leaving Buncrana with a 4 point lead with 5 minutes remaining. Through hard work, and despite a late goal by Aodh Ruadh, Buncrana manage to see out the game and win by a 2 point margin. The Scarvey men will now be aiming to pick up where they left off next weekend against St. Nauls.Senior ReservesA great team performance by Buncrana who overcame Ballshannon by a point in the Scarvey. A neat finish by the hardworking Buncrana midfielder Stephen Nelson proved to be a very important score, before the fullback Stephen Doherty scored the wining point with two minutes remaining. Outstanding for the home side were Ryan Curran, Bruce Waldron, John Cassidy And Paul McGonigle. Scorers: Paul McGonigle 0-2, Ryan Curran 0-3, John Cassidy 0-1, Gareth Porter 0-2 Stephen Doherty 0-1, Stephen Nelson 1-0. Half Time 0-5 to 1-2 Full Time 1-9 to 1-8 Senior Ladies Football: The Buncrana Senior Ladies team travelled to Lifford on Sunday morning for their second league match of the season. The strong, seasoned outfit of Naomh Padraig Lifford, with the home advantage, took control of the match in the first half. The Lifford crew used the advantage of their experience to control a lot of the play in the opening half with some excellent runs and overlapping plays. However, the over used term of ‘a game of two halves’ certainly must be used to describe this match. The Buncrana team took on a new spirit in the second half, only allowing Lifford to put 2 points on the board for the entire 30 minutes, with an excellent display in defence from Martina Mullan keeping Lifford at bay. So onward and upward now for the senior ladies team in their first league challenge for the club. Training continues on; Wednesday from 7.15pm and Friday from 8pm.Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome. Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Buncrana U16 footballers face Robert Emmets on Monday evening at 7.00pm. Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,660 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 17th March in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-11-13-15. There was no jackpot winner that week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants: Sean Clerkin, PorthawGary McGlinchey, TullyarvanSandra Coyle, 1 Cottages BurnfootBrendan Murphy, c/o BarPhil O’Donnell, DruminderryCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. 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