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Volleyball dunks Kennebunk

first_img Latest Posts MDI is 8-1 on the season – second seed in the league after perennial powerhouse Greely. The Trojans are not scheduled to meet Greely in the regular season.At Kennebunk, the Trojans took the first set easily, 25-16. The hard-fought second set went to the Rams 26-24, but MDI recovered to finish out the match with 25-18 and 25-15 victories in the last two sets.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSeniors Sarah Phelps and Elise Robertson led in kills against Kennebunk, with 14 and 7 respectively. Sophomore Grace Higgins had 5 kills and 4 aces. Senior Kayla Ray had 5 aces. Junior Riley Mooers had 15 assists, 4 digs and 3 aces.BIDDEFORD 3 – MDI 1The Trojans suffered their first loss of the season Friday night, falling to the Biddeford Rams three sets to one. Biddeford is fourth seed in Class A, so the match was high-value in tournament points.“They certainly played very well,” MDI Coach Corey Papadopoli said. “We played well at times, but there were moments where our system broke down a bit, and they were at key moments. We certainly weren’t outmatched, but we were outplayed.”Set scores were 15-25, 24-26, 25-23 and 22-25.Biddeford took the first set 25-15. “Our first set was very flat,” Papadopoli said. “We dug a hole.” The second game was much closer, but again went to the Rams 26-24.The Trojans managed to take the third set 25-23 and battled through a close fourth set, but didn’t manage to win. Biddeford won 25-22.Senior Camilla Thomassen-Tai had 12 digs against Biddeford. Phelps added 9 kills and 9 digs. Seniors Ray and Elise Robertson each had 5 kills.The team is set to travel to East Machias Wednesday, Oct. 8, for a rematch against Washington Academy. Tuesday, Oct. 14, they host Ellsworth for a 5:30 p.m. match.In practice this week, Papadopoli said that he’s focusing on “increasing the intensity of how we practice. We’ve got to practice performing under pressure.” Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Bio Mount Desert Island High School volleyball player junior Aubrie Boyce of Bar Harbor goes for the set in a match against Biddeford.KENNEBUNK — Bouncing back from their first loss of the season Friday to Biddeford, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team defeated the Kennebunk Rams Saturday 3-1. Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020last_img read more

Hill to forgo senior year; NFL awaits

first_imgRunning back P.J. Hill, who rushed for 140 yards against Florida State, won\’t return to Wisconsin for his senior year.[/media-credit]In one day, the University of Wisconsin football team lost 3,942 rushing yards, 42 rushing touchdowns and one of the most recognizable Badgers in recent memory.Despite having one more year of eligibility, running back P.J. Hill opted to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, though it was not without much discussion with the coaching staff.“When I got to talk to P.J., he just felt that this was his time,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “He’s done a lot here at the University of Wisconsin, but he’s always dreamed of playing in the NFL, and he wanted that shot now.”Ending his tenure at UW in fitting fashion, Hill culminated his Wisconsin career with a big game against Florida State, rushing for 140 yards in his final game.In the following weeks, Hill met with Bielema to discuss his future in the NFL and his projected draft status. While the Badgers would have surely welcomed their top back for his senior year, Hill decided to go straight to the NFL.“I was trying to give him all the information we had,” Bielema said. “Not only did I talk to the same committee he did, but I reached out to other people in the NFL that I’ve become close with.“I talked to scouts, coaches and GMs that I know,” he continued. “In PJ’s case, I received a variety of different answers and angles to help him make his decision.”Looking forward, the Badgers will have to make up for the loss of PJ but will still have tight end Garret Graham, who will be returning for his senior year. Graham was Wisconsin’s leading receiver last year, but a few injuries and a chance at major improvement led to his decision to remain at UW for another year.“The bottom line is that he’s a player with a lot in front in him,” Bielema said. “I think that another year in our program will make him play at a higher level which will allow him to be a higher draft prospect a year from now.In terms of the remaining members of the Wisconsin backfield, Bielema still has redshirt freshman John Clay, who was a more than serviceable backup, rushing for 884 and averaging 5.7 yards per carry.Last year, Jack Ikegwuonu’s departure left the Badgers with a serious hole in the secondary. This year, despite Hill’s exit, the running back situation will be in good shape, especially with Clay and Zach Brown moving up on the depth chart. Bielema also believes players are only as good as they want to be, and if Hill were forced to stay, he wouldn’t be as effective as he could be.“I think that anyone who’s doing something that they don’t want to do can be not only detrimental to themselves, but to the team as well. … P.J. just thought it was his time to go,” Bielema said.With redshirt Clay unable to produce against the Seminoles, Hill’s performance in the Champs Sports Bowl may have been a precursor for what lies next for Badger football. Regardless, Bielema is not worried about his other running backs’ production next season.“I think that’s a concern any time you have a great player leave your program,” Bielema said. “When P.J. came up his freshman year, nobody knew who he was, nobody knew anything about him, and he went on to have some very productive numbers. … Whoever the next guy is, whether it’s John or Zach or Bradie (Ewing), whoever it is will be able to come up with those same kind of numbers.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, August 9, 2016•6:05 a.m. Jessica N. Falls, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeying a stop sign.•7:49 a.m.  Officers investigated a theft of fence in the 700 block of E. Lincoln. •3:30 p.m. Connie M. Stowell, 19, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County warrant for probation violation.•6:20 p.m. Sara N. Towne, 34, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration and no proof of insurance.•6:33 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 2000 block of E. 16th.•8:32 p.m. Officers investigated a mental subject in the 200 block of W. 15th. •9 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1100 block of. N. A.•9:25 p.m.  Officers took report of found of a found bicycle in the 600 block of W. 12th. •9:51 p.m. Miranda T. Callaway, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.last_img read more

Letterkenny MD Councillors pay respect and tributes to the late Paddy Harte

first_imgTributes were paid to the late former Fine Gael TD, Minister of State and County Councillor Paddy Harte at this afternoon’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District.The 86-year-old from Raphoe died yesterday and tributes have been pouring in.This afternoon’s meeting at the Letterkenny Public Services Centre was adjourned for 15 minutes after a minute’s silence as a mark of respect. “Paddy was well known to me personally from I was a young boy and I knew him right up to his death,” said the Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Fine Gael Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh.He was an absolute gentleman, he was always good humoured and he could listen to and tell a good story.“He was also a very formidable politician and was best known for his work in the Northern Ireland Forum and, of course, the Idea of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders, which he helped to set up.“He was a very courageous politician and I think it is fitting that we are now in 2018, the centenary of the ending of World War 1.” Fellow Councillors joined in the words of sympathy.“He would not have been selected for so long only for the hard work he did for the people,” Fianna Fáil Councillor Ciaran Brogan said, with his party colleague Councillor Liam Blaney adding: “I worked with him for a long number of years and I would echo those words of sympathy.”Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle, the Mayor of Donegal said: “You don’t be a public representative for so long without working hard and it is a testimony for the work he did as a councillor and as a TD.“He did a lot of work on peace and reconciliation. Many times, we were at loggerheads and face-to-face over our differing politics, but we learned to live and move on. We have to acknowledge the work he did and he has left a fine legacy.”Councillor John O’Donnell said Paddy Harte had always been ‘highly regarded and highly thought of’ and Councillor Ian McGarvey recounted a recent visit to see Mr Harte, who he said was ‘a very forward looking person’, in hospital. Councillor Michael McBride recalled meeting Mr Harte at the World Cup in America in 1994.“I met him by a swimming pool in Florida and he could tell me all about my family members; we had a long conversation and I enjoyed it. That was the type of man he was.”Donegal County Council Director of Services Liam Ward paid tribute on behalf of Council staff and members.He said: “He had a long and distinguished career at a time when there were some formidable politicians in the chamber.” Letterkenny MD Councillors pay respect and tributes to the late Paddy Harte was last modified: January 9th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ciaran BroganFine GaelJimmy KavanaghJohn O’DonnellletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal DistrictLiam Blaneymichael mcbridepaddy harteRaphoelast_img read more