Competitive siblings take talents to track

first_imgSophomore Ann and junior Joe Detmer share more than a sibling bond — they also share a passion for the same sport. Growing up in Lodi, Wis., just a half hour away from the University of Wisconsin campus, these two runners did what every sibling does at a younger age, compete and clash. Put their 19-year-old brother Pat who wrestles at UW-Oshkosh into the mix, and you have a breeding ground for family drama.”[It] was typical brother stuff — never anything too serious,” Ann said. “If we fought, it was about petty stuff. We just competed in just about everything, we ran around being kids — a lot of punching, kicking — [but] nothing serious.”Joe insisted, however, that life in the Detmer household wasn’t all that dramatic.”[My sister and I] were pretty good. I actually had a brother (Pat) whom I liked to tease a little more than I should, but pretty much we all got along well; there’s just that little kid teasing we had going on when we were younger.”A topic for teasing that Pat and Ann used for a while was directed toward Joe and the fact that he never achieved something his younger siblings can lay claim to — winning state. While Ann won state her senior year of high school in the 800-meter run and her brother Pat won it in wrestling, Joe finished a mere second in the 400-meter dash.Keeping the competitive spirit, though, Joe has achieved an even greater accolade than his siblings because he has won a Big Ten title. Two years ago he took home the distinction when he raced to a first-place finish in the 600-meter dash.”There’s a lot of give-and-take because he can say that he’s been Big Ten champ and we haven’t been, so there are a lot of things that we can get back at each other with,” Ann said.Although teasing was a part of growing up, when it comes to school, both Ann and Joe are all business. Track has always taken a backseat to school, the two Detmers said. And between the two, there isn’t a lot of time for a social life.”Homework and a lot of studying — I feel that that’s all I’ve done lately — homework and run,” said Ann.”Basically [I] get up, go to class, come to practice and then study pretty much all night,” Joe added. “There’s not a lot of free time.”Joe, the two-time All-American, showed his level of commitment in the classroom by earning Academic all-Big Ten for the 2004 season and becoming a member of the Dean’s List during the 2004 fall semester.Yet despite not having the same credentials as her brother, Ann is not to be outdone. Her plans with a biology degree may include a career in medicine or research.On the field Joe excels as well. His primary event is, well, all of them — he’s a decathlete. Literally, he participates in every event from sprinting, throwing and distance to jumping and vaulting. Simply put, he does it all. Some see this versatility as impressive, Joe tributes it to stupidity and acknowledges that there’s room for improvement.”There’s a little bit of natural talent, but it’s also a lot of stupidity because you don’t really want to focus on one thing,” Joe explained. “You get bored real quick, so you have to just play around with anything. … We’re often teased that we’re the people on the team that aren’t good at anything but are OK at just about everything, so I just want to get good at everything I have to do.”The area he specifically needs to improve is his field events. His natural endurance and speed allow him to shine in the running portions of the decathlon, but those abilities are rendered useless when it comes to throwing and jumping.Ann is not quite at the same level as her brother, regarding her laurels on the track, but she is two years his junior. While Joe consistently places among the top five or six at major meets, Ann finishes toward the middle of the pack. Steady improvement over the past two years is a step in the right direction that even her brother compliments on.”I think that I need to develop my speed a lot more because most runners who come into college tend to move up in college to build more endurance,” Ann said. “I’m kind of the opposite; I ran the 800 and mile in high school, and they kept me at the 800 [here], so I think just working on my speed — because the endurance is there.”Track is a good thing for both siblings, and who knows what’s in store down the road. All they’re thinking about now is finishing the year strong whether it’s on the track or in the classroom.last_img read more

Nigeria football board sacks Nigeria FA President

first_imgThe board meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation which sat in Abuja on Thursday, has voted for the immediate dismissal of NFF President Aminu Maigari. In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, reviewed the situation after the vacation of Court Injunction as well as the resultant lifting of suspension by FIFA, and resolved as follows: Exhaustive – After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight (8) months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the Board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari. – In view of the above, the Committee approved the immediate dismissal of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, from the NFF Executive Committee on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration. – The Committee resolved to mandate the 1st Vice President, Chief Mike Okeke Umeh as Acting President, to preside over the affairs of the Federation, pending the composition of the new NFF Executive Committee after the elections of Tuesday, 26th August, 2014. Dictates – The Executive Committee commended world football –governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football for its keen interest in the development of Nigeria football and pledged that the country will continue to abide by the dictates of FIFA and CAF Statutes and the FIFA –approved NFF Statutes.     – Executive Committee thanked Nigerians from far and near for their patience and understanding during the crisis period and reiterated that concerted efforts are geared towards the development of football in Nigeria. The communique was signed by Alhaji Muazu Suleyman.last_img read more

Darletta Oleson, 56, Wellington: Aug. 7, 1956 – Feb. 18, 2013; Funeral set for Friday, March 8

first_imgDarletta OlesonDarletta Oleson, 56, of Wellington died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8th at the Geuda Springs Cemetery in Geuda Springs, Kansas. No visitation is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the American Lung Association. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.Darletta Sue Oleson was born on August 7, 1956 the daughter of Darl and Betty Casement Gurnee in Arkansas City. She was a 1974 graduate of Arkansas City High School. She was united in marriage with Dale Oleson on March 8, 1982 in Arkansas City. Darletta worked at Futures Unlimited and later at Wal-Mart and she was also a homemaker.Surviving to honor her memory are her son, Devon Oleson and wife Kim of Wellington. daughter Tera Cox and husband Whitney of Arkansas City. brother, Tom Gurnee of Van Couver, WA and five grandchildren; Alexis Oleson, Brandon Oleson, Dylan Cox, Brett Cox and Garet Cox.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Dale in 2005 and son Marty in 1995 as well as brother, John Gurnee.last_img read more

City of Wellington making gas company repairs; Candy Cane restrooms back open

first_img 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 Sumner Newscow report — The following are various reports issued by the City of Wellington this afternoon:Kansas Gas Company Repairs: Kansas Gas Company will begin repairing the alley between Washington and Jefferson, north of 8th Street on Tuesday, Aug. 30. A portion of the alley will remain closed for seven days to allow the concrete to cure.———Candy Cane restroom back open:  The Candy Cane restroom, recently vandalized, has been repainted and is now open.  As a result of the vandalism last week, the City spent 12 man hours with a total of approximately $300 for the repairs.———Labor day schedule: Due to the observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, the Landfill and Compost Site will be closed.  The Monday refuse collection routes for that week will be picked up on Tuesday.———Low chlorine levels: The City is currently experiencing low chlorine residual issues within the water distribution system. Water production and distribution crews are working together to resolve the issue. The City will be making some minor adjustments to their chlorination process in an attempt to stabilize the residual through the distribution system.This is a standard process that is used in distribution systems to pull water throughout the system.If you have any questions, please call Jason Newberry at 620-326-3631 or the following:Water Production: (620) 434-5353. Water Distribution (620) 326-3011.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Steve Spurrier reminisces over his favorite zinger during Tennessee spring game

first_imgWhen asked Friday if he was nervous about appearing in front of thousands of potentially hostile Tennessee fans, he was quick to make a jab at himself.”Oh, I think I’ll be all right,” Spurrier said. “I haven’t had a win in about three years now and certainly haven’t beaten Tennessee, so they’ll probably take it easy on me.”While at Florida, Spurrier amassed an 8-4 record against Tennessee. During his time at South Carolina, his record dipped to 5-5. He also split a pair of games at Neyland Stadium while coaching at Duke. Steve Spurrier’s biting one-liners gave him a reputation as one of the wittiest and most candid coaches in all college football.The “Head Ball Coach” made many enemies with his saucy jabs while leading the Florida and South Carolina football programs, including his take that Florida State was really known as “Free Shoes University,” or his snipe at Tennessee that “you can’t spell Citrus without UT.” MORE: What to watch Saturday | Georgia gets four-star CB commitSpurrier divulged which of his zingers was his favorite while meeting with media ahead of the Orange and White game at Tennessee on Friday.”They were asking me about all those things I said, the Citrus Bowl jokes and Free Shoes U stuff,” Spurrier said, via ESPN. “I told them I always thought the best one didn’t have anything to do with Tennessee or FSU. It’s the one I said about preferring to play Georgia the second week of the season because you could always count on them having two or three good players suspended every year. Everybody said, ‘Did you really say that?’ and I said, ‘Yes, because it’s true.'”Spurrier, who grew up in Johnson City, Tenn., was honored with the Robert Neyland Award during the Vols’ spring game. Despite tormenting Tennessee fans for years, he wasn’t completely booed of the field, and received a large amount of applause.last_img read more

2014 Healthy Youth Survey Results Released

first_imgSubmitted by Together!Good news about youth in Thurston County: Our community is doing a great job of supporting them and protecting them against risk factors, according to the just-released 2014 Healthy Youth Survey. Families, schools and communities are also doing a good job of discouraging underage drinking and substance use, especially parents. The Healthy Youth Survey covers students statewide; here are some results for Thurston County.“Protective factors” are things that work like an immune system for the mental, social and educational health of children and teens. The survey shows that Thurston County does well in many protective factors; for example, most young people in every grade surveyed feel like there are adults they can talk to about important issues, and most feel that adults in their community would not approve of them using alcohol, tobacco or marijuana (between 74% and 83% depending on grade). Other positive results show most students feel their parents would not approve of them using tobacco, alcohol or marijuana. Almost 9 out of 10 8th and 10th graders have clear rules about drugs and alcohol in their families. This means families and parents are doing a great job of communicating their expectations about substance abuse with their teens; the effectiveness can be seen as these numbers coincide with declining usage rates of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. You can see the school’s effectiveness in the results showing about 9 out of 10 students in all grades in Thurston County feel safe in school, a number that has been improving in the past 4 years.“When a young person has healthy support from their family, they are more likely to emerge from adolescence as resilient adults. Parents matter; they are one of the most influential voices in a young person’s life,” said TOGETHER! Program Manger Tina Johnson, who works with teens and parents on positive support projects.While a reduction in cigarette smoking among youth since 2010 is encouraging, unfortunately it is outweighed by concerning, fast growth of e-cigarette use. Thurston County’s use of e-cigarettes in all grade levels is trending upward quickly, and is even higher than the state average, especially among younger grades. In 2012, only 2% of 8th graders used e-cigarettes, but six times that number reported use in 2012 (12%). Other grades’ usage is increasing rapidly as well; 23% of high school sophomores reporting using e-cigarettes in this survey, about two and a half times the number in 2012 (9%).Marijuana usage among youth is increasing as well. Though the number of students using marijuana has held relatively steady for the past few years, more than one-third of those who do consume it are now doing so more than 10 times a month. This is concerning because students who use marijuana are more than twice as likely to get mostly Cs, Ds and Fs in school as those who don’t use. Research also shows that marijuana interferes with learning and with healthy social and emotional development.“Protecting youth and preventing youth substance abuse is important not just because it’s the right thing to do; it’s also important because it translates to healthier and safer teens, better graduation and post-secondary attainment, and a more robust economy in the long term,” said Meghan Sullivan, TOGETHER!’s executive director. “While this recent data highlight some positives, many organizations from school, health, community and law enforcement sectors, including TOGETHER!, continue to work hard. A lot of work remains to improve and advance youth health, safety and success.”The Healthy Youth Survey is taken anonymously every two years by more than 200,000 students in Washington. It tracks health behaviors and attitudes, such as use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; bullying and gang activity; positive social activities; and more, in grades six, eight, 10 and 12.The survey is a joint effort of the state Department of Social and Health Services, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the state Liquor Control Board. TOGETHER! works with the state Department of Health to distribute results for Thurston County. For more information or additional Thurston County statistics, contact Meghan Sullivan, Executive Director of TOGETHER!, at 360-493-2230, ext. 19. Facebook0Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

Watch: Hilarity ensues as Man Utd captain Harry Maguire forgets to attend the toss!

first_imgImage Courtesy: BT SportAdvertisement b63w1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8suiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E243f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) axvlwbWould you ever consider trying this?😱g7Can your students do this? 🌚6i6hcRoller skating! Powered by Firework A renowned customary in the game of Football is for the captains to take part in the coin toss and shake hands. Could a skipper, however, concentrate on the upcoming 90 minutes so much that he or she forgets to attend the tradition? Yes, Manchester United’s Harry Maguire apparently does.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BT SportTo replace club captain Ashley Young, as he was benched, Solskjaer selected Maguire to wear the armband and command the Red Devils against Partizan Belgrade in their UEFA Europa League Group L fixture yesterday at the Partizan Stadium.Watch the chucklesome clip below, courtesy to the official Twitter of Bleacher Report Football.Advertisement As the Steamroller leader and goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković rolled up to the Spanish match referee Xavier Estrada Fernández, Maguire was absent, busy warming up for the match. After a call from the referee- “Maguire! Harry!” the 26 year old center back was seen rushing to the spot.The commentators had a light mirth as they guessed Maguire “maybe is not used to this Captaincy business”.Maguire arrived at the Old Trafford in the last summer transfer window from Leicester City after a reported fee of £70 million bid was accepted by the Foxes.The match ended 1-0 for United as the French youngster Anthony Martial scored from the spot in the 43rd minute.United are currently topping Group L with 7 points, and will face Partizan again at home on 8th November. Advertisementlast_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Cement Dynasty with Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship  with a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans before a packed house Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.More than 800 hockey fans packed the Castlegar arena to watch the Saints clinch the best-of-three final series 2-0 and put the wraps on a magical season.“It’s a pretty special feeling to win in front of a crowd like this,” said Saints’ forward Ryan Edwards who scored the game winning goal midway through the third period.Needing to win to stay alive, the Spartans came out strong in the first period. BCIHL Goaltender of the Year James Prigione made several key saves to keep the game tied at zeroes after 20 minutes.The third-year goaltender continued his strong play early in the second period at which point the Spartans had the edge in shots. Late in the second period, Edwards was hooked on a breakaway by Jeremy McIntosh. On the ensuing powerplay, Alex Millgan buried a Jamie Vlanich pass to give the Saints a 1-0 and bring the raucous crowd to its feet.“I wanted to contribute in any way I could, especially for the guys who are in their final season here,” Milligan said after the game.The Saints threw 20 shots at Spartans’ goaltender Silas Matthys in the middle period, but only came away with a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.Five minutes into the third period, TWU forward Dirk de Waal worked his way out of the corner and beat Prigione high over the blocker side to tie the game.The Spartans kept the pressure on, but Prigone and the Saints defence were up to the task.Midway through the final period, the Saints’ scoring line of Edwards, Dallas Calvin and Ryon Sookro came through when it mattered most. Calvin fed Sookro, who got a pass off to Edwards and the team’s leading scorer in the post-season buried the opportunity.“That has to be right up there as far as goals,” said Edwards, who has notched plenty in his career. “It’s a good feeling to score a goal like that in a game like this.”The Spartans didn’t quit and came hard in the final minutes, but the Saints held on for their fourth straight provincial championship.last_img read more

U.N. report links shift in climate, humans

first_imgThe latest U.N. assessment of the role of humans in global warming has found with “high confidence” that greenhouse gas emissions are at least partly responsible for a host of changes already under way, including longer growing seasons and shrinking glaciers. A summary of the working draft of the report, to be released Friday in Brussels, Belgium, was provided to The New York Times on Wednesday by several people involved in reviewing it. It is a detailed follow-up to a February report by the U.N. group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was the fourth assessment since 1990 of the basic science that points to a human hand on the planet’s thermostat. That report said there was at least a 90percent chance that most warming since 1950 had resulted from a continuing buildup of heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere. The new report describes the specific effects of climate changes on people and ecology, identifies those species and regions at greatest risk, and describes options for limiting risks. Some of the changes could be beneficial, but most will prove harmful in the long run, the report says. It finds that global warming caused by humans has almost certainly contributed to recent shifts in ecosystems, weather patterns, oceans and icy regions, and that it will have large and lasting effects on human affairs and on the planet’s web of life in this century. The draft report predicts a variety of health effects as well, with “increased deaths, disease and injury due to heat waves, floods, storms, fires and droughts,” but also “some benefits to health such as fewer deaths from cold.” Also in the plus column, higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas, are contributing to a greener world, according to the draft. “Based on satellite observations since the early 1980s, there is high confidence that there has been a trend in many regions towards earlier greening of vegetation in the spring and increased net primary production linked to longer growing seasons and increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations,” it said. But warming in cool regions can bring mixed results, the draft says. For example, while temperate and higher latitudes could be friendlier to farming, they are also proving friendlier to weeds, as well as insect pests and wildfires that are likely to imperil forests. Final details of the summary are being discussed by hundreds of authors and government representatives from more than 100 countries. Scientists and government officials sparred about the wording of the draft on Wednesday, according to some people involved, with disagreements on the level of certainty in projections of health and ecological consequences of warming.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

Suspect arrested in 1986 shooting

first_imgA man wanted for shooting to death an El Monte businessman in 1986 was arrested Thursday night. Francisco Reyes of South El Monte, who also goes by Sergio Hernandez, was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held without bail at county jail. The 46-year-old was taken to El Monte Superior Court on Friday. Reyes is the prime suspect in the July 28, 1986 killing of Hector Alonso Rodriguez, the proprietor of American Organization Service Agency, a photocopying business at 2349 Durfee Ave., El Monte. Reyes, who was an illegal immigrant at the time, had traffic tickets and ended up getting a warrant for them, according to county Sheriff’s Department Detective Larry Brandenburg. He told detectives he paid Rodriguez $250 to fix the tickets but when he checked later, he still had a warrant, Brandenburg said. “They had a dispute over money to take care of the traffic tickets. He went over and confronted him (Rodriguez),” the detective said. The two exchanged words, Reyes allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the 59-year-old Rodriguez. There’s no evidence the victim had a gun, Brandenburg said. Officers responding to a shots fired call found Rodriguez on the floor of business, said sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Mondry. He’d been shot in the neck, side and chest. Even in 1986, police didn’t think robbery was the motive. Mondry said there was no evidence of ransacking and nothing appeared to have been stolen. After the killing, Brandenburg said Reyes went to Bakersfield and lived there as Sergio Hernandez for four years. Reyes was arrested Thursday night in the 10700 block of Elliott Avenue in South El Monte, where he’d been renting a room. Detectives heard Reyes might be back in the area, Mondry said. He was hiding in an attic or crawl space but surrendered when he heard the announcement that deputies were going to use a police dog, Brandenburg said. On Friday, detectives were trying to track down Rodriguez’s family to tell them about the arrest. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811,Ext. 2718 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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