By KILA NAO DARTS: HUNTERS are confident of causing an upset against Rome Two in the Kauka darts grand final at Kira Kira village in the National Capital District tomorrow. Hunters captain Peter Baker has loaded his armor and ready to shoot. But he will need backing from Kakso Rabura and Alice Rabura to set the pace in the team game and mix doubles event. Not only does Baker need the pair to perform but he’s got silent killers John Tau, Walter Selan, young Iova Geita (male players), Madia Rabura (female player) who should have no difficulty find the target. They have proven time and time again in the competition and are looking forward to have a good time against their opponents. However, there is no pressure for the Rome Two gang from Mahuru village who have already claimed the minor premiership and are looking forward to wind up the competition with a grand final victory. They have load of players who have been playing extremely well during the competition. They should have by now gained a lot of experience to nail the board without fear. They are equipped with top rangers consisting of Captain Geita Geita Jr, Mal Udia, Jack Babani and brothers Hipo and Rabura Maraga while Dubdub Maiva and Samoa Nanai (female players). They are putting their trust on their sharp shooters Geita Jr and Udia to bail them out from the danger zone. Both players have been in the forefront of Rome’s many wins going into these finals.
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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 The numbers are way up in Wellington for the school’s fastest growing sport. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo courtesy of Steve Sturgis). by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington has been competing in powerlifting since the start of this decade. But in 2018-19, the sport has exploded at WHS.Powerlifting coach Ross Foley said he has 45 lifters out for the sport this winter. Just last year Wellington had around 15 lifters, and in the years before that the numbers were even smaller. There was a time when it was rather a novelty event in which five or six lifters would attend a power lift meet – usually one a year.“Not sure what the reason is for it, but it is great,” Foley said of the increased numbers. “Weight lifting has become necessary during the offseason, no matter what the sport. These powerlifting meets provide the incentive of competition with other school.”This year may be a watershed moment for Wellington as far as powerlifting is concerned. Not only are the numbers up, but the Crusaders will be hosting their first powerlifting tournament in their history. On Feb. 2, Wellington will be hosting 10 to 12 schools. Powerlifting is a non-sanctioned KSHSAA sport in which students compete based on three categories: bench press, squats and clean (where people dead lift weights over their heads). The scoring is simple. It is based on the maximum amount of weight you can lift compared to your opponent and it is scored accordingly. Much like track, a member scores a team based on his/her placing.Much like wrestling, powerlifting has weight division. In the boys category, there are 13 categories and eight divisions for the girls.The weight classification ranges anywhere from 114 to 265 pounds.Of the 45 lifters in Wellington, 12 of them are girls, which is a dramatic increase from the two or three the program had last year.“We have a lot of strong girls,” Foley said. “I’m excited what they can do in a competitive situation.As far as individuals are concerned, there are three who could be making state-wide noise this winter.Senior Brooke McCorkle could be competing for a state championship in the girls. At one point last year, she held the state bench press record in her classification for about 15 minutes, before a Clay Center girl broke it at the same meet.“She has the potential of doing some really good things at state,” Foley said.Another wrestler with plenty of potential is Trayson Probst, a senior, who is expected to do big things in his weight division. Ezekiel Rebold, a move-in transfer, has been setting records in the lighter weights. Other lifters Foley mentioned are Julian Burden, Jennifer Jensen and Isaac Hilt.This year’s powerlifting squad is a blend of basketball, wrestlers, and other athletes. It is also has a few non-athletes, who are just wishing to get in condition.Wellington has three meets scheduled. The Crusaders will be traveling to Conway Springs and the state meet which will be held in Basehor-Linwood in the Kansas City area. Schools such as Buhler, Goddard and Basehor-Linwood bring the numbers at these events.“You look at these big-time schools like Basehor-Linwood where they are lifting something like 500 to 600 pounds and you are amazed,” Foley said. “Then next fall you look up their scores in various sport like football and they are winning big time. It goes hand in hand. Your offseason training will make the difference during the regular season.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.
Thai driving protégé Sandy Stuvik has decided, after discussion with his sponsors, to stay one more season at the Formula 3 level to gain additional experience before moving up to the highly competitive GP2 category. Stuvik will again race with the Italian RP Motorsport squad in the recently renamed Euroformula Open series, utilizing the Dallara Formula 3 chassis with Toyota supplied engines. The series specifications have been upgraded since last year with faster engines and better performing tires. The Thai racer was very competitive in the European Formula 3 Open series during last season and considering the huge learning curve that the formula 3 platform offers on the F1 circuits in Europe, Stuvik and his team considered this to be the best direction to prepare him for a successful transition to top level racing on his way to Formula 1.Stuvik was the winner of the Winter Cup Euro Formula Open race at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France on March 1, 2014.Stuvik said of his decision: “I am excited to race another season in F3, as this is a very competitive car which I now am starting to know well. This year the organizers have increased the engine power and we have faster tires, so overall in testing we have been 2-3 seconds faster than last season. During the official season warm up for the winter race at Paul Ricard at the beginning of March, I managed to set pole position, fastest lap and win the race, which is the best way to kick off the season. During March and April I have been testing at Catalunya, Spa, Nurbürgring, Hungaroring and Monza.” Besides the testing sessions around Europe, Stuvik devoted all available time to attending the Shape Driver development center in Italy, where mental and physical coaching at the highest athletic level is offered to F1 and F3 level drivers.“I feel really well prepared for the first round of the season and I appreciate all cheers from my Thai fan club,” Stuvik added.The Euroformula Open series starts this weekend May 3-4 at the Nurbürgring circuit in Germany.Sandy Stuvik tests out his new Dallara Formula 3 car in preparation for the new season.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams arrives for an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Oct. 1, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic//File)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers have to move on without injured star running back Le’Veon Bell.Veteran DeAngelo Williams leads a group of backs that will carry the load the rest of the way after Bell, an All-Pro and team MVP in 2014, was placed on injured reserve Monday with a right knee injury suffered Sunday against Cincinnati.“Right now, we are going to rally around DeAngelo Williams,” Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday. “He did a great job for us the first couple weeks this season when Le’Veon was out. We will get back with him being the feature guy in our backfield, and we will supplement the others around him.”Tomlin said Bell’s knee injury was significant, but the anterior cruciate ligament is still intact. He said Bell is meeting with team doctors and the medical staff this week to discuss potential surgery, timetable and other options.“We haven’t talked openly about what the plan or course of action is for him regarding surgery,” Tomlin said. “Really there is no timetable. With him being on (injured reserve), we are going to do what is right and appropriate and take care of him.”The Steelers signed Williams to a two-year contract in March to help take some of the workload off Bell. Tomlin was pleased with the 10-year veteran as he filled in for Bell, who was suspended the first two games this season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.Williams, who holds just about every significant rushing record for the Carolina Panthers, led all AFC rushers and tied a Steelers’ record with three touchdowns in one game while Bell was suspended.“He’s an established, capable guy who we know can deliver,” Tomlin said. “There’s a great deal of comfort in knowing his capabilities.”Tomlin said Jordan Todman is the team’s No. 2 running back behind Williams. The Steelers also plan to bring 2014 third-round pick Dri Archer and eventually the newly signed Isaiah Pead into the mix.“It’s a multi-man job replacing the skillset of Le’Veon Bell,” Tomlin said.The Steelers signed Todman in September after he was released by the Panthers. Todman, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011, spent time with four other teams before coming to Pittsburgh where he has five special teams tackles and rushed once for 11 yards.On Monday, the Steelers brought in Pead, a 2012 second-round pick, who played in 27 games with St. Louis before he was released in September. Tomlin doesn’t plan to rush him into the rotation.“He has a skill set that is going to help us at some point, and I emphasize at some point because he has to learn what to do,” Tomlin said. “We have to see how he progresses in terms of learning what to do and when he is above the line we will consider utilizing his skill set.”Tomlin and the Steelers have to consider all options with Bell out.“We’re going to look at all the guys we have and decide what’s best,” Tomlin said.NOTES: Tomlin said DE Stephon Tuitt (knee) and S Will Allen (ankle) are scheduled to practice on Wednesday. … QB Ben Roethlisberger had no setbacks in his return on Sunday after missing four games with a knee injury. … S Mike Mitchell is going through the league’s concussion testing protocol and LB Terence Garvin remains out with a MCL sprain.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
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