Randy (Randolph Joseph) Hughes, 63, of Sunman, IN passed into eternity peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was born February 7, 1957 in Lawrenceburg, IN to Gerard and Alice (Wuestefeld) Hughes of New Alsace, IN.As a young boy Randy was active in scouting and CYO activities. At the age of 18 Randy was paralyzed in a swimming accident that changed his life forever. In his adult years Randy did not let his disability slow him down. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, horseshoes, golf, playing cards, and watching his favorite IU Hoosiers. Randy was always willing to learn new things and help others along the way including the pride and joy of his life, granddaughters Lyvia and Nataly.Randy was very active in the Sunman area. He was a charter member of the Sunman Jaycees and later went on to serve as their president and treasurer. Randy was involved in many other organizations at different capacities including Sunman Fish and Game Club as President, Sunman Fireman Festival Chairman, North Dearborn Legion SAL (452), and Batesville Eagles.Randy will be missed by his son Christopher Gerard, his daughter-in-law Rachael (Doll), and granddaughters Lyvia & Nataly; mother Alice Hughes of New Alsace; brothers Larry of New Alsace and Tom (Debbie) of Batesville; sisters Pam Hoover of Napoleon and Judy (Ted) Meyer of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Gerard (Jerry) Hughes, brother-in-law William Gary Hoover, and nephew Tyler Hughes.Visitation for Randy will be held at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home on Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-4:30 with a funeral service beginning at 2:00. A mass and graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations will go towards funeral expenses and any excess funds will be donated to the Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund. Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is honored to care for Randy and his family. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to offer online condolences.To keep everyone safe & healthy, and in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. Funeral home staff will be assisting with this so that everyone has a chance to pay their respects in a safe and reverent manner. There will be an outdoor gathering space for those waiting to go inside. If you wish to bring a lawn chair and mingle with family and friends at a safe distance, you are welcome to do so.
SEVERAL District representatives for the National Schools Championships do not think that schools place enough emphasis on or support towards sports, which places an added strain on the respective Districts when the athletes go to Nationals.Speaking with Chronicle Sport the District reps remarked that many schools see the inter-house and inter-school, and Nationals, more of a “distraction” than as an essential part of school life, and would hardly put systems in place to accommodate students who wish to support the events.“Some schools are not sports-inclined and they don’t really see sports as important. For example, some schools in our district will have school when we have Inter-school, just the athletes will go to the sports, so that alone tells you the thinking of the headteachers.Once you are having sports the entire school should be there supporting their colleagues because the motivation from the supporters will be very good,” voiced one District rep.Another District rep urged that the school needs to understand the benefit of sports noting that: “At the end of the day you can’t only be looking at the book aspect. At the end of the day you need a well-rounded individual.”The sports rep pointed out that the lack of interest shows up when an athlete has talent and is able to make it to Nationals. The schools do nothing to train the athletes but leaves it up to the District to train ms.This becomes difficult for the District which does not get a preliminary period to train athletes before Nationals. They are calling for more active Physical Education teachers.“Taking a team to Nationals you have to train the athletes to do things after the Champion of Champions. We should not have to do that.A lot of athletes come to inter-school not knowing the basics of the events but the teacher just pushed them. The teacher said, ‘We have to get somebody to jump so you just go jump’. They need more emphasis on the physical education part of the school curriculum.”Schools need more PE teachers. And if you have the PE teachers in the schools systems they need to work with the students before they come to Inter-school.”However, at least one representative for a District outside of Georgetown noted that when it comes to sports in their District schools are very supportive and would always put measures in place to accommodate athletes who have to take time off from school to participate in sports.Moreover, they report that when inter-school sports is held there is always overwhelming support from the schools, parents and community.Nonetheless in other parts where things are not so well off, reps believe that the change needs to start at the Ministry of Education level. There was a renewed call for the ever-so-long-awaited sports policy“The Ministry is a whole other story,” one District rep lamented, “They need to probably have the sports policy in place in the sense where they let everyone know that sports is important. Most administrators don’t view sports as important. They simply view it as a distraction, or a way to hurt people’s head in a sense. But once the administrators know the importance of sports, that’s when we will get the change.”In 2015 the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport was absorbed as a Department under the Ministry of Education, being touted as one of many steps to see the importance of sports and culture in schools being emphasised.
NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVALGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Monday received the Torch of Unity with less than two weeks to the commencement of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, Edo State.At a brief ceremony held at the magnificent Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Centre in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike, represented by the Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye received the torch from the South-South Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sylvester Essiet. Governor Wike, while welcoming the Ministry officials, emphasized once again the state’s leadership role as a stakeholder in the Sports Festival history.“This torch is one of the keys to the hosting of the National Sports Festival. As you are all aware, Rivers State is a major player and stakeholder in the affairs of the NSF. We are always counted among the best when it comes to the National Sports Festival. We also know that the National Sports Festival is like the Olympics of Nigeria.“It goes a long way to bring unity among our youths. It binds our youths and encourages our youths,” said Governor Wike.He assured the state’s athletes of all necessary support ahead of the Festival, insisting that the state will not be going to Edo to participate alone but to make a good showing.“We’re not just prepared to go and compete in Edo 2020, we will make sure we are counted among the best in the comity of States,” he stressed.Also present at the torch-receiving ceremony is the new Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Sports and President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo; officials, coaches, and athletes in the ministry.The torch has since continued its journey to Bayelsa State.After the ceremony, both the commissioner and permanent secretary proceeded to the Board Room of the Civic Centre for the inauguration of the state’s Steering Committee for the Sports Festival headed by Honour Sirawoo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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Arravale Rovers await the winners in next Sundays final. The line-up for the West Tipp Senior Football Championship will be finalised this evening.Eire Óg Annacarty/Donohill take on Aherlow Gaels in Cappawhite later.Throw-in is at 8 o’clock.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Winter break fun doesn’t have to end just because classes are back in session. All you’ll need are a pair of skates, a hockey stick and the heart to score a dream come true.Team captain Andy Marceau goes for the shot. “Wooh! Hooh!” he yells after hitting the puck. That’s his first goal en route to a hat–trick.“As a kid, my dad always built me an ice rink in my back yard,” says Marceau. Now he’s an adult reliving old memories. “These are all Alpena kids coming together to have fun, and that’s the memories I had with my friends, my high school buddies — and we skated for hours.Marceau waits every fall season to collect all of the rainfall. Beneath the ice is a white liner to keep the water in place before mother nature freezes it. The rink is 47 feet wide and 86 feet long.“I come here to play with my friends, goof around and make them look silly,” says 10-year-old Clark Weir.When the players want to turn things up a notch, they’ll ditch the puck and swap in a tennis ball instead.“It feels good because I get pushed to higher levels,” says Weir.Marceau says building a backyard rink is a dying art and takes the right kind of passion to keep it up. “That was one of my goals. I had to have a place to build an ice rink” as big as the one his father built. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Residents are Making Good on New Years ResolutionsNext 35-year-old man identified in fatal snowmobile accident
HOUSTON — Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager were named finalists for National League Gold Glove awards at their positions Thursday.Puig is a finalist in right field along with Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and four-time winner Jason Heyward of the Chicago Cubs. Seager is a finalist at shortstop along with Freddy Galvis of the Philadelphia Phillies and two-time winner Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants.The winners at each position will be announced Nov. 7 on ESPN. The winners are determined by a combination of defensive metrics and voting by the league’s managers and coaches (who cannot vote for players on their own team).“I’ve worked my whole time with the Dodgers to win a Gold Glove,” Puig said through his interpreter as the Dodgers worked out at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night. “Thank God I’m nominated and now it’s up to the people that voted.” Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Kapler is reportedly one of two finalists along with Triple-A manager Dusty Wathan. Recently fired Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has reportedly also interviewed with the Phillies and GM Matt Klentak (formerly in the Angels’ front office).Kapler, 42, was hired as farm director by Andrew Friedman when Friedman took over as the Dodgers’ director of baseball operations three years ago. Two years ago, Kapler was also a candidate when Dave Roberts was hired as manager and was considered for a spot on Roberts’ coaching staff.As farm director, Kapler has been at the forefront of several initiatives, including a healthy food program for minor-league players and leadership skills tutoring for top prospects.ALSORoberts said Joc Pederson will start in left field and Austin Barnes at catcher in Game 3 on Friday night against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. Roberts said he had made the final decision on DH yet. Andre Ethier and Yasmani Grandal are the most likely candidates. … MLB announced Thursday that game times for all remaining World Series games have been adjusted to 5:20 p.m. PT. Houston Astros management, hotel guests get into heated argument after World Series Game 1, police say Related Articles Video: Dodgers fall to Astros in epic Game 2 The Dodgers’ most recent Gold Glove winner was pitcher Zack Greinke in 2015. Justin Turner was one of three finalists at third base a year ago. That award went to Colorado’s Nolan Arenado.The Dodgers haven’t had a shortstop win a Gold Glove award since Cesar Izturis in 2004. The most recent Dodgers outfielders to win Gold Gloves were Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp in 2011.STAFF CHANGESTriple-A pitching coach Matt Herges has left the Dodgers organization after seven seasons to become the bullpen coach on a revamped San Francisco Giants coaching staff.Since 2011, Herges coached at each level of the Dodgers’ minor-league system, moving up to Oklahoma City the past two seasons. As a player, he spent 11 seasons in the major leagues, including three each with the Dodgers and Giants.Meanwhile, Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler is a finalist for the Philadelphia Phillies’ managerial vacancy. George Springer ends slump emphatically, as Astros’ late power leads to key victory Whicker: With a game in their pocket, Dodgers’ bullpen explodes Whicker: Astros’ Alex Bregman gets his brashness honestly Dodgers’ Dave Roberts a ‘pillar’ as baseball tries to rebuild African Americans’ interest Miller: Dodgers and Astros go back and forth to give us a series Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Wellington 79 Kingman 77Wellington 23 12 18 16 (10) â€” 79Kingman 19 22 13 15 (8)â€” 77Wellington: Phelps 19, Reichenberger 14, Baker 2, Nance 31, Daugherty 4, Dunn 10. Total 22 (4) 23-32 79. Kingman: New 20, Packard 23, Garrison 11, Bradsaw 15, Bangert 3, Anderson 5. Total: 15 (11) 14-16 77.Wellington wins first Chaparral Roadrunner Classic Championship trophy since 1978. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It was 1978 and John Travolta was discoing his way to Saturday Night Fever fame. And the Wellington boys basketball team won the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic Tournament.It took the Crusader boys another 36 years before getting another championship trophy.Trevor Nance scores 31 points to lift Crusaders to victory.Wellington beat Kingman in a great, great game of basketball Saturday nightÂ – winning 79-77 in overtime.The game was an exhausting fast-paced game with the Crusaders, huge underdogs going in, staving off a quick and sharp-shooting Kingman team.Wellington drew first blood. Kingman came back. The Eagles would take the lead. Wellington would come back and in the end both teams had to play four extra minutes.The Crusaders would hold on to the bitter end when Kingman failed to make a bucket at the buzzer that would send it to a second overtime. The jubilant Crusaders had pulled off a stunning two-point victory. The game was a classic.Young Crusader fans make up a sign.Trevor Nance would have a game and career high 31 points. Connor Phelps would pour in 18 points. Colin Reichenberger had 14 and Austin Dunn 10. Wellington more than doubled its point total the night before in a 38-34 victory over Chaparral. It’s been quite awhile since Wellington scored 79 points in a game.Kingman was scoring in bushels as well. Mitchell Packard had 23, Cody New scored 20, Brandon Bradshaw 15, and Tyler Garrison 11. Wellington survived 11 Kingman 3-pointers and a deadly 14-of-16 free throw shooting.Wellington had four treys and 23-of-32 at the free throw line.The Crusaders came into the game as huge underdogs, losing 77-49 in the Kingman Tournament Championship in December.But Wellington quickly established early that this was going to be a different game. The Crusaders led 11-0 after scoring on their first four possessions. The Crusaders held a double-digit lead through most of the quarter and led 17-7 at the 2:13 mark. Then Kingman made the first of its many runs. By the end of the quarter, Wellington was clinching to a 23-19 lead despite shooting upwards of 70 percent.The inside lane was a crowded place. Lots of fouls.Wellington would lose the lead at the 5:13 mark of the second quarter on a Tyler Garrison 3-pointer making it 26-24. But the Dukes would never let the game get away from them despite Kingman scoring five 3-pointers. The Eagles held a 41-35 lead at the half. It’s biggest lead of the game.The Eagles cooled off in the third quarter and Wellington would chip at the lead. Then at quarter’s end a long pass for a Payton Baker layup at the buzzer had sliced the game to one. Wellington was in business 54-53 going into the fourth.Nance would hit a five-footer and free throw to start the fourth and give the Crusaders their first lead since the second quarter. Phelps would make four straight free throws to help the Crusaders open an eight-point advantage 62-54. It would be a lead it maintained for over three minutes.But Kingman had a tremendous minute in which it scored seven consecutive points. Wellington was clutching to a one-point lead at the 2:42 mark. The Eagles eventually took the lead with 1:17 to play. Nance tied things back up at the other end and with less than a minute it was 69-all.Kingman took off 30 seconds before Wellington rebounded off a miss with 28.8 seconds to play. Wellington works the ball to the final 10 seconds when Phelps drove the lane and made what looked like a huge layup. But the official negated the points calling it a charge on the sophomore.With 9 seconds, Kingman failed to hit a game-winning shot and the game went into overtime.This is how regulation ended. A shot with the ball stuck between the rim and backboard.Dunn opened the extra frame with a 3-pointer. But Kingman responded on another with another 3. Wellington then maintained a 2 to 4 point advantage until the Eagles made their 11th trey to pull within one.Reichenberger made 1 of 2 with 25 seconds left to give Wellington a 79-77. Kingman worked the ball for final shot but missed again at the buzzer.The Crusaders are back to .500 with a 6-6 record. This game, though, should count for two wins. It was so good. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Steve W. · 341 weeks ago I listened to the game on the radio what a game. Good job boys way to bring home the money! Report Reply 3 replies · active 341 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 341 weeks ago What you didn’t follow the Sumner Newscow live blog? 🙂 Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Still dizzy · 341 weeks ago I texted him to read yours and too listen to the radio too. At the same time I watched WSU play. his daughter text back and said listening to it on his phone. TV going, computer has your tweets going and the radio going on another tab. That was a dizzy spell volume up n down. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Steve W. · 341 weeks ago Cueball I too am still dizzy from listening to the game following your tweets and watching WSU on TV, lol. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Darren · 341 weeks ago Congrats Crusaders! A great accomplishment and the way you guys play makes me proud to be a Crusader. Keep up the hard work! On another note: Crusader Basketball took a hiatus from the Roadrunner Classic for many of those 36 years. They competed in the Eldorado, Dodge City, and Valley Center Tournaments during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 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! 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WASHINGTON — President Trump has signed an executive order that requires all U.S meatpacking plants to continue operating.Pork plants in Waterloo and Columbus Junction and the beef plant in Tama temporarily shut down after outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers. Tonight, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, designating pork, beef and poultry processing plants as critical infrastructure that must remain open.Experts say U.S. meat production has been reduced by as much as 30 percent due to plant closures and reduced processing, forcing farmers to consider euthanizing animals. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said the president’s order will ensure the continuity of the U.S. food supply chain and he pledged to continue to work with the industry to ensure employee safety.A coalition of environmental and labor groups known as the Blue Green Alliance accused President Trump of forcing employees to return to work in unsafe conditions. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union issued a statement saying America’s meatpacking workers and the nation’s food supply are in greater danger every day.Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat from Dubuque, said in a written statement that steps must be taken to protect workers and keep the food supply chain strong during this unprecedented crisis, but more must be done to ensure the safety “of essential employees literally putting their lives on the line to keep food on our tables.”J.D. Sholten, the Democrat running in Iowa’s fourth congressional district, cited the surge in COVID-19 cases in his hometown of Sioux City which many suspect are linked to a nearby packing plant. Scholten said in a written statement that ordering meat processing plants to stay open puts workers and the surrounding communities at risk.Republican Governor Kim Reynolds said in a tweet that meat processing plants are critical to the food supply and she supports President Trump taking action.Republican Senator Chuck Grassley tweeted that the president was right to keep meat processing plants open because “as the saying goes, society is nine meals away from food riots.” Grassley also said the federal government should help supply PPE and testing and the plants need to protect workers by following the guidance of health experts.Republican Senator Joni Ernst tweeted that she’s glad the president took action, but she also emphasized that the plants should “adhere” to CDC and OSHA guidelines.