Expectations high for women’s crew

first_imgComing off of a dominating performance at their first event of the year, the UW women’s rowing team is expecting to have a successful season.At the Milwaukee River Challenge, which took place after only two weeks of practice for the Badgers, the fours competed first capturing the top five spots, while the three other boats placed in the top 20.As for the eights, the four boats competing grabbed the top four finishing spots.Other than a great start, the Badgers have a lot to be excited about this season. “I think things are going very well especially with our first year in the boathouse,” head coach Bebe Bryans said. “It makes everything easier, especially for the novices.”The Badgers will spend their first full season in the brand new Porter Boathouse on Lake Mendota that was officially opened Apr. 22. The boathouse is a three-story, state-of-the-art facility at the end of Babcock Drive. The 52,000-square-foot crew house includes an impressive moving water rowing tank, workout rooms, sports medicine facilities, the program’s Hall of Fame, team locker rooms and coach/staff offices.In addition, the lightweight eight varsity team, coached by Mary Shofner, is the reigning national champion two times over, having won the NCAA Division I women’s lightweight eight national title in 2004 and 2005.”The open weights are hoping to join the lightweights who have set the standard for what can come out of this boathouse,” Bryans said.With the stern three rowers of the last two championship teams graduating last year, the Badgers will have big shoes to fill, but Bryans called this the “beauty of rowing.” She said, “There isn’t just one [rower,] it’s a team effort, and you need to be strong top to bottom.”This season the team will be racing a lot more than last year, especially in the spring, with hopes that their ability to work hard all season will pay off in the end.”We have a really good schedule, competing against the [varsity open weight] national champions (University of California-Berkeley) two times this year at the Crew Classic and then again in Indiana,” Bryans said. “Last year four schools in the Big Ten went to the national championships and we will be racing all of them, so we’ll be ready.”To prepare for this strong competition, Bryan wants a more aggressive approach to the team’s racing this season.”I think it will be a natural progression from the work we did last year … and we want to be faster, it’s simple,” she said.With high hopes of a three-peat for the lightweight team and hopefully a championship for the open weight team for the first time in a while, the Badgers are looking good early on and appear poised to do great things this season.Saturday the Badgers can be seen participating in Class Day Races, a traditional event in which current rowers, broken down by class, race against alumni boats.Oct. 1 also marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of UW-Madison’s lightweight program which has seen much national success in its first ten years including second place finishes in 2001 and 2002, a third place finish in 2003, and back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005.Wisconsin will be back in action competitively Oct. 9 in Rockford Illinois at the 20th Annual Head of the Rock Regatta.last_img read more

FC Sarajevo defeated FC Branitelj

first_imgFC Sarajevo defeated FC Branitelj in an exhibition match in Međugorje with 2:0.In the first half-time, there were no goals, and in the second Alen Melunović scored the first goal and Horton from the USA scored the second for the final result of 2:0.last_img

Damir Džumhur is Winner of ATP Challenger in Mersin

first_imgThe B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur is the winner of the ATP Challenger tournament in Mersin, Turkey, which is worth 64.000 Euros.After he beat Matteo Viola in the semi-finals, the 22 year old from Sarajevo beat Pere Riba, who is the top seed at the cup, with 7:6 (4) and 6:3.(Source: Fena)last_img

Public to get first view of athletes at annual Crusader Club Volleyball/Football Scrimmage

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Wellington sports enthusiasts will have an opportunity to get a sneak preview of both the WHS volleyball and football teams Thursday evening. The Wellington Crusader volleyball team will be holding a Gatorade Scrimmage at 5 p.m. at the high school gymnasium and the WHS football, the Wellington Middle School team, and the youth football teams will be showcased in the Crusader Club Scrimmage.Here are a few things you will see:•Wellington has 70 football players out this year including 20 seniors (see newly released roster below). Individual pictures of all the football players can be found here.•Great manicured field thanks to new groundskeeper Steve Gill.•Other amenities such as the new banner on the press box and the new decked out Crusader Grill by Impact Bank.Here are a couple of things you will not see Thursday:•There is no fence inside the stadium separating the football players from the football fans. That is not a permanent thing. Wellington school officials are making the home stands ADA compatible. But in order to do this, they need to construct a sidewalk leading to the ADA football stands which means a new permanent fence has to wait until the sidewalk is constructed. There may be a makeshift fence. Nevertheless, just because there is no makeshift fence, that doesn’t give fans permission to roam the sidelines like back in the 1950s. Stay back!•The new Wellington scoreboard is not here yet nor are the 45-second clocks. The scoreboard is expected to be here for the second home game against Clearwater on Sept. 26, but won’t be here for the season opener against Augusta.The schedule for the scrimmage night is as follows:5 p.m. – Wellington Gatorade Volleyball Scrimmage – please bring a case of water or unused Gatorade bottles for the price of admission.6 p.m. – Gates open for the public at Sellers Park.6:15 – Middle School Scrimmage (7th North EZ / 8th South EZ)6:35 – Team Stretch6:50 – Cheer Performance (Youth getting ready)6:55 – Check Presentation (Youth getting ready)6:58 – After Prom Kick7:00 – 1st and 2nd North EZ / 3rd and 4th South EZ7:15 – 5th and 6th North EZ / High School Warm-Up South EZ7:30 – High School Scrimmage8:00 – DONE.In case of bad weather and poor field conditions we will conduct the scrimmage on the HS practice fields to protect the actual game field.•••••The official Wellington High School football roster is as follows: 9Logan JonesRB6’1188 12Lane BeardRB5’8155 9Jared OathoutOL6’0180 10Dylan GoodmanQB5’10165 12Jaden HinesRB5’7195 10Brad McBathTE6’0190 9Andrew JohnsonOL5’10250 12Brad WarnerWR6’0163 10Lane MorganTE6’1185 12Jace BrunsTE6’2170 11Wyatt WitmerOL5’9215 11Connor PhelpsWR6’1185 GradeNamePositionHeightWeight 11Remington GilkeyWR5’11150 11Nick HydeOL6’1215 11Monty BannisterRB5’10140 12Joey HaydonWR5’10170 9Trey CaryRB5’8135 9Matthew McCombOL5’9230 10Derek DriskellRB5’5130 12Austin DunnRB6’0210 12Austin PfalzgrafWR6’1165 9Andre FowlerOL6’1230 9Gabe SmithOL6’1215 9Ty WilsonTE5’7150 12Zach BodkinsTE6’0175 11Jason NorrisOL6’2260 9Aaron SchoemannRB6’0160 10Dylan FergusonRB5’11163 9Cade PhelpsQB6’1155 12Alejandro VargasOL6’0185 12Trevor NanceQB6’5210 12Skylar BrandOL5’11220 12Andrew PelkeyRB6’0170 12Joey LewallenOL5’10205 9Christian ClaytonTE6’1185 12Adam ConditTE6’1190center_img 12Ian KingWR5’7145 9AJ SnipesRB6’0140 10Seth SmithOL5’9160 10Carson LeGrandWR5’8145 9Malachi TidwellRB5’7118 10Michael BillingtonRB5’7162 11Jared ShieldsWR6’2165 9Ethan RedfordRB5’6140 Wellington High School football seniors will take the field Thursday night. They will open at home against Augusta next Friday.Follow us on Twitter. 12Colin ReichenbergerWR6’0160 11Josh AmosOL6’1270 9Kadin HeacockRB5’8135 12Brenton TroutmanTE6’0175 9Brayden MorganRB5’7145 11Bryce OldridgeWR5’8143 9Jaden AdamsOL5’7160 9Brandon OlesonOL5’8190 10Lukas SoriaOL5’9155 9Braiden BureshOL5’10215 11Jace LoweOL5’11240 9Joeseph ParsonTE6’2180 12Vince AstOL6’0175 10Levi PrestonOL6’0170 10Tristin WithamRB5’7145 9Jack WaltonTE6’2190 10David MatlockOL5’10173 12Drake SteinbachOL5’9185 10Chance WilsonOL5’5165 9Jack HeimerOL5’10180 10Connor BurnettOL6’2320 9Ian GroomOL5’11180 11Ryan OlsonOL5’7140 10Chris KopTE6’1193 12Trey CoulterOL6’1295 11Skyler StrubleTE5’11160 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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first_imgThe Minor Boys footballers will take on Buncrana in the Northern Championship final this Wednesday in Ballybofey with a 7pm throw-in.The Senior Reserve quarter-final replay will take place on Saturday evening (17th) in Ballybofey at 7:30pm v N. Conaill. The lads will need to show a big improvement to get over the line this time.The Junior men will take on local rivals the Gaels on Sunday evening (18th), also in Ballybofey in their championship quarter-final at 6pm. The Senior footballers continued their good league form with a big win over Gaoth Dobhair at the weekend and they are at home this Sunday (18th) to St. Michael’s with a 3pm throw-in. The Senior Championship quarter-finals have now been put back to their original date of September 14th / 15th.The Senior hurlers bowed out of the championship after a defeat against Setanta last week. Congratulations to Prionsais O’Lionnain, Jack Brennan, Stephen Doherty and Conor O’Grady who were part of the Donegal Minor Hurling team that defeated Roscommon on Saturday. Good luck to the lads in the All Ireland Semi-Final this coming Saturday v Westmeath in Clones.The Senior Ladies advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s championship after a good win over St. Mary’s, Convoy last Friday night.Congratulations to Odhrán McGinley, Ciaran Maloney, Rory Carr, Darragh McWalters and Connor Moore who part of the victorious Buncrana Cup winning team last weekend for Donegal. The U12 boys capped a memorable season when they defeated Termon, N. Conaill and Killybegs in the county Go Games finals in Ballybofey last Saturday. Next up for this talented team is the U13 league div. 2 that begins in less than 3 weeks.The U16 Boys div. 1 team had no game on Monday night v Glenfin and it will be reaffixed for another date. This was due to be their last game so they now have 3 backlog games to play. The div. 2 team played Milford and had a good win; their next game is against Letterkenny Gaels on August 30th.The Sunday Morning Academy returns this Sunday after a two week break.The U16 Hurlers had a hard fought win against Burt last week, they play away to Carndonagh this Thursday. The U12 Hurlers defeated Gweedore and Burt in the League and play home to Carndonagh this Thursday.Congratulations to Conor O’Grady who played on the Ulster Provincial Team on Friday. The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy returns this week after a 1-week break.See our Facebook page for details on our great new fundraiser: Last One Standing that will give you a chance to win €500.There were 13 match 3 winners in this week’s lotto draw and they win €10 each! The numbers drawn were: 6-11-12-14. Catriona Coyle, Correnagh; Kathleen McManus, 24 Brookfield Heights; Tony Kirk, 41 church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone; Orla Mc Walters, Coolboy; D. Breslin, C/O Voodoo (all Adrian); Joe & Teresa Kealy, Deenystown; Brendan Roache, Ashfield Court; Terence Gallagher, Castleshanaghan; Greg Harkin, Bohirril; Declan & Kathy Nee, Coolboy; Dermot Higgins, Lurgy; Enda Kelly, Beechwood and Cormack Hartnett, Dungloe (all Card)We extend our deepest sympathies this week to the O’Donnell, Mulhern, Crawford and Graham families on their bereavements. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS FACE BUNCRANA IN FINAL was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS FACE BUNCRANA IN FINALlast_img read more