High School football, South Haven volleyball tourney, middle school tennis and football are part of extremely busy sports season…

first_imgUdall at South Haven West Elk3035 South Haven plays Udall this weekend which will probably determine the second team in the district to get to the playoffs.The full statistics of the South Haven-Oxford game is as follows: South Haven – Oxford Oct. 7, 2013 South Haven2132 Tuesday:Volleyball vs. Collegiate and Rose Hill at Wellington – 5 p.m. Udall11-12 Oxford at Sedan Sedan2129 Friday:Tennis 4A Regionals at  WellingtonHigh School football (all games at 7 p.m.) Central-Burden11-8 Wellington Middle School tennisThe WMS tennis team participated in the eight-team Hutchinson Invitational Friday. The Knights had an outstanding day finishing second overall.The participants and the their place are as follows:#1 Singles:  Abby Lowe 4th place#1 Doubles:  Mekenna Adams and Avery Rusk 1st place#2 Singles:  Lexi Saffell 2nd place#2 Doubles:  Chaney Leonard and Hattie Staley 2nd place#3 Singles:  Carly Kimzey 4th place#3 Doubles:  Annika DeJarnett and Madison Brown 2nd place#4 Singles:  Keylee Bodkins 7th place#4 Doubles:  Kaycee Pennington and Alexis Tracy 4th place. Wellington 7th football Wellington’s seventh grade finished 4-0 with a 26-6 victory over Rose Hill.Joe Ybarra had 157 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns and a two-point conversion.Hunter Graves had 26 yards on four carries.“The boys came out and took care of business again tonight,” said Wellington Middle School coach Brandon Wilmoth. “It did not take long for the Knights to get the ball to the end zone with a quick touchdown run by Joe Ybarra.”The defense would also find the end zone quickly with DeAndre Washington picking off a Rocket pass and running it in from 30 yards out.“The defense has been very strong for us this season,” Wilmoth said. “We have several players that swarm the ball and the always seem to get us a couple turnovers each week.”Highlights for the seventh grade include:OffenseYbarra had 157 yards on 16 carries 3 TD’s and a 2 point conversion.Graves had 26 yards on four carries.DefenseYbarra lead the team with four solo tackles.Graves had two solo and three assist tackles.Jimenez had three solo tackles, one assist tackle and a fumble recovery.Reyes had three solo tackles.Burden had 2 solo tackles and forced a fumble.Pfalzgraf had two solo tackles one assist tackle and a fumble recovery.Washington had one tackle and an interception returned for a touchdown for 30 yards.Higgy had an assistant tackle and an interception.Wilmoth said if the Knights continue to win it could set them up with undefeated Arkansas City the last game of the year for the league championship in a couple weeks.  The Knights play Circle this Thursday.Wellington 8th football The Wellington eighth grade football team fell to 1-3.“What can I say? The boys fought hard for the entire game we just came up short,” Wilmoth said. “We just needed that one big play and we just did not get it.”The Knights would trade the ball back and forth with the Rockets all the way into late of the third quarter.The Rocket quarterback would race around the corner for a 20 yard score giving the Rockets the lead 6 -0.“We had a guy there to make the tackle but he got blocked at the last second by the wideout,” Wilmoth said. “From my view it was clearly a block in the back but the White hat must have been watching another key area because he did not throw a flag.”The Knights would stop the Rockets on the two point try.Once again the Knights and Rockets would trade the ball back and forth.  It finally looked like the Knights where putting a drive together and marching their way into the end zone but a very odd fumble play would ruin the drive at the Rockets 20 yard line.“Not sure how an official can blow a play dead,” Wilmoth said. “Our ball carrier stops and lets go of the ball but than allows the opposing team to jump on the ball and then rewards Rose Hill with it. “If anything it’s an invertant whistle which you replay the down.”Wilmoth said Wellington had its chances and can’t blame anybody but themselves for not putting points on the board.“Kids did play with a bunch of heart and I just wish we could have had one or two big plays,” Wilmoth said. “We will come back together on Monday clean up a few things and get ready for Circle next Thursday.”The Knights will travel to Circle next week to try and get back into their winning ways.8th grade highlighted stats are as follow:OffenseJones had 124 yards on 25 carries.Walton had 18 yards on 5 carries.DefenseJones four solo and two assist tackles and two fumble recoveriesGroom two solo two assist tackles and a fumble recoveryMraz two solo and two assist tacklesSchoemann had three solo and one assist. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Cedar Vale03-55 Wellington sports schedule:Monday: WHS Freshman football at Circle – 6 p.m.WHS JV Football at Clearwater – 6:30 p.m. WinLossPts. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – South Haven’s football team takes care of business against Oxford on Saturday… Argonia-Attica loses to Hope… Caldwell’s volleyball team wins the South Haven tournament while Wellington finishes second… Wellington Middle School tennis team finishes second at Hutchinson Invitational… the seventh and eighth grade football teams played Rose Hill on Thursday… And the sports schedule is featured for this week. It most certainly is a busy weekend in sports….South Haven vs. Oxford football —Like many games last weekend, the high school football game between South Haven and Oxford was delayed from Friday night because of the thunderstorms. The game was finished on Saturday afternoon with the Cardinals beating the Wildcats 40-12. South Haven was holding a 22-6 lead Friday night when the game was postponed due to the thunderstorm. On Saturday, Oxford scored a touchdown to pull within 10.But the Cardinals added three touchdowns in the third quarter to win. This game was huge in the district standings. With the win South Haven is 2-1 chasing West Elk. Oxford fell to 0-2 in district and appears to be in trouble as far as post season aspirations are concerned. West Elk defeated Sedan 56-0.The standings in the district 1 is as follows:8 man – Div. 1 – Dist. 1 South Haven volleyball tournamentThe Caldwell Bluejay volleyball team won the South Haven tournament Saturday. Wellington finished second.In a round-robin format, Caldwell finished 5-0 and Wellington 4-1. In the game-deciding match, Caldwell would beat Wellington 26-24 and 25-17. The other results for Wellington were:•vs. Pretty Prairie: 25-18, 25-13.•vs. Norwich: 25-9, 25-20.•vs. South Haven 25-13, 25-111.•vs. Oxford 25-20, 25-16.For Caldwell:•vs. Norwich 28-26, 22-25, 25-14;•vs. Oxford 25-12, 25-18;•vs. Pretty Prarie 25-19, 25-7;•vs. South Haven 25-22, 25-21.Wellington improved its record to 14-12.“I was concerned because of the late night homecoming football game whether or not they would be ready to play,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “They were ready to go. They played great volleyball and dominated some teams.”Micah Rogers led the team with 29 kills followed by Siarah Walker at 25. Abby Goodrum walked away with 16 and Mariah Moore with 15.“It was nice to get so many girls swing at the ball,” Elder said. “McKenna Oathout did an exceptional job setting and left the tournament with 47 assists.Wellington will be home with Collegiate and Rose Hill. Wellington at Andale South Barber at Caldwell Belle Plaine at W. Independent Garden Plain at Conway Springs Stafford at A&A in Attica Oxford02-21 Argonia-Attica vs. HopeHope got past Argonia-Attica this weekend 52-22. The box score for the game is as follows: Argonia-Attica vs. Hope Saturday:WHS Tennis 4A Regionals at WellingtonJV Volleyball at Chaparral – 9 a.m. Thursday:Cross Country at Wartick Farm – 4 p.m.VB “C” team at Wichita Collegiate – 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Drugs Abuse in Grand Bassa Raises Citizens’ Concerns

first_imgParticipants at the just ended national stakeholders dialogue Widespread substance abuse in the country has claimed citizens’ attention and, they want government to put an immediate end to it by prosecuting those importing the narcotic substances.The citizens are not alone in their fight to curb drug abuse. Grand Bassa County District #5 Representative Thomas Goshua has also called on citizens, including rural dwellers, particularly those in concession areas, to stop the use of illegal substances, something he observed is now on the increase.“As a government, we need to put stop to this issue, because it is damaging the future of our young generation,” Goshua said.He made the remarks on Thursday, May 24, at a one-day high level national dialogue with stakeholders on progress made so far and the challenges faced by people living in rural areas.The dialogue was held among five counties, including Sinoe, Gbarpolu, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa and Bomi/Cape Mount, under the theme, “Strengthening Women’s Right and Participation in Peace-building.”The event was organized by EDUCARE, a local non-governmental organization, to highlight the social effect on those using illegal substances.During the discussions participants expressed concern that if the government does not contain this in the coming years, more people will be like those who are currently in the streets (crazy people) as a result of drug addiction.All of the counties that participated in the training flagged a number of problems, including drug addiction, especially among  youths.In Gbarpolu and Sinoe counties, according to the women representatives at the dialogue, there is a shortage of resourceful men as most of the men in those areas have turned into drug users. The women said most of the men consume narcotic drugs.They accused state security personnel assigned in these counties of aiding drug traffickers because of the kickbacks they receive. “Women are fighting over men because the bulk of the handsome young men in the county are taking drugs; this is serious and needs government intervention.”About the projectEDUCARE is strengthening women rights and participation in peace-building and is working with 1,150 rural women at the grass-root level from across 23 key concession communities in five counties.Under the project, women in the targeted concession areas will be able to engage and meaningfully participate in the management of the natural resources within their communities and place demand for their rights from stakeholders, including demands for the implementation of agreed corporate social responsibility arrangements.Under the project,  23 concession communities women’s development structures have received capacity building assistance, to enable the attainment of mutual benefits through playing the role of mediation, helping to negotiate disagreements and conflicts between the companies and community members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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