East Northport Teen Killed in Sledding Accident

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Northport teenager died after the snow tube he was sledding on struck a utility pole in Huntington during the blizzard Monday night.Suffolk County police said Sean Urda and two other 17-year-olds were taking turns snow tubing down Chester Court when Urda lost control and hit light pole at 10 p.m.The victim was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

An integrity self-test for leaders

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is essential for every leader. It cannot be bought. It cannot be delegated. It is recognized across all cultures, races and eras. It is wholly unassociated with economic status. It is the ultimate measure of a leader.Although many people struggle to completely define integrity, most everyone can recognize it.You know someone you trust completely. You know someone whose word is their bond. You know someone who would not compromise. You know someone who would tell the truth, would stand by their promises, and would keep their agreements, even when it hurt them. Integrity is doing the right thing. The question we all ask ourselves is, “Are we that ‘someone’ other people think of when asked to name a person of integrity?” continue reading »last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Kentucky will long remember PJ Washington’s Sweet 16 feat

first_imgWhat had been a 39-26 lead early in the second half was entirely gone when Cougars guard Armoni Brooks hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 49-all and Corey Davis’ drive put Houston in front by a pair with 3:38 remaining. Kentucky scored on six of seven possessions from that point, including Herro’s big 3-pointer. Washington’s two free throws iced it.“I love our will to win,” Calipari said. “To be where we are still standing when we had Reid (Travis) out for what, three weeks, we had PJ out for … how we got through last weekend without him, I have no idea. I’ll say it again, if you take the best player off of any team in the NCAA Tournament, they’re not going to be the same. We just happened to survive.”The Wildcats lasted just long enough without Washington for him to hop into the picture and rescue them. It’s not the kind of thing Kentucky will forget. One more win, though, and his heroics will bear a reward that goes beyond public appreciation. His injured foot wasn’t feeling fine enough even to go through a gameday shootaround before the Wildcats faced 3-seed Houston in the Midwest Region semis in Kansas City. When it was time to warm up for the game in the hallways underneath Sprint Center, though, Washington was jogging with the other Wildcats. When the game tipped off, he was on the bench in uniform, waiting to be summoned.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​When it was over, Washington was the star of a harrowing, 62-58, come-from-ahead-and-then-from-behind Wildcats victory. When it was over, Washington had left an indelible mark in a state where they remember the sort of sacrifice he made Friday evening.“We don’t win today if he doesn’t play,” UK coach John Calipari said to TBS’ Jamie Erdahl afterward. “I asked him before the game: ‘You going to be able to go?’ And he said: ‘I’m going.’”A week ago, not long after the pain in his foot first developed, the UK medical team had Washington’s left foot encased in a hard cast. He missed the team’s first-round NCAA game against Abilene Christian, and then a more challenging second-round win over Wofford.He told Erdahl each time she asked that his pain was significant. After he scored 16 points, shot 6 of 8 from the floor and delivered what could be considered a game-saving blocked shot with 36 seconds left and UK ahead by a point, he told her, “Right now, I can’t feel nothing.”Hear from John Calipari & PJ Washington after @KentuckyMBB gets the win over Houston to send them to the #Elite8. 🕺#MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/Gf0r8CiWfB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 2019A year ago, Washington had played on this same stage and performed brilliantly, in every department but one. He played all 40 minutes in that Sweet 16 game against Kansas State. He scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. But he went to the line for 20 free throws and only made eight. UK lost the game by just three points.This time, he was called upon to shoot two free throws with 3:51 left. He made them both to tie the score at 51. He got the ball in the post with 57 seconds left and UK down three. He scored on a jump-hook into his left shoulder, drawing a foul in the process. He missed that chance to tie the game from the line, but responded with that enormous block against Houston star Corey Davis Jr. It was a vicious rejection, but also gentle enough to remain inbounds for Wildcats freshman guard Tyler Herro to retrieve it.Exactly 11 seconds later, Herro bravely nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing and put UK ahead for good.PJ WASHINGTON BLOCKS. TYLER HERRO DROPS.Kentucky up two. pic.twitter.com/7yYtNJr4zQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 2019MORE: Washington engineering Kentucky’s turnaroundAsked why he would play under these circumstances, Washington responded, “I had to. I didn’t want to let my teammates down. We had to win, so I just sucked it up.”Washington admitted he took some medicine for the pain before the game. “It kind of started hurting in the second half, but I have to tough through it,” he told reporters. “Through the end of the game, it was trying to cramp up. I’m definitely going back to get some treatment after this and try to get a good night’s sleep.”A Sporting News All-American primarily for his work in the regular season’s final six weeks, Washington was able to last 26 minutes against the Cougars. That wasn’t far off his per-game average of 29, but he’d gone 35 or more six times since Jan. 26 against Kansas.Make no mistake: The Wildcats needed him, not only to provide stability (point guard Ashton Hagans was limited to 26 minutes because of foul trouble) but also because the team was suffering in the second half from an overabundance of turnovers and dubious shots. There have been, through eight decades of NCAA Tournaments, 134 Kentucky Wildcats who have played in the Final Four, from superstars such as Jack “Goose” Givens in 1978 to walk-ons making ceremonial appearances such as Tod Lanter in 2015.PJ Washington is aching, literally, to be one of them.last_img read more

Pairs of semi-finals of BiH handball Cup were drawn

first_imgPairs of semi-finals of BiH handball Cup, which will be played in Čapljina were drawn today, reports sportsport.baThe first match will be played between Sloga and Borac while the second match will be played between the host Čapljina and  Bosna BH Telecom from Sarajevo.The finals of the tournament will be played on 27 and 28 April 2013.last_img

The 25th running of the Great Race to be held this Saturday at Woods Park

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The 25th running of the Great Race will be held in Wellington Saturday, July 25 with 11 teams competing in 13 events (see participation list here). Great Race organizer Jack Potucek said he hopes to have the captains of the first five winning teams present for the starting of this year’s race in honor of it being the 25th running.The race begins and ends at Woods Park at 5 p.m. Participants will board trucks and be taken to their various locations at about 4 p.m. It is a good idea to get there early as the course is closed around 4 p.m.The event begins and ends with running, but there are also motorcycle races, horseback riding, bicycles and canoes involved. There are several running events of different lengths.The race is a little hard to watch, but many of the events can be seen at Woods Park where more than 1000 people will be gathered.There are a lot of people involved in the race with 11 teams and 15 members each. More time is spent getting people into the right location than the race itself. People have to be taken to various starting locations.The Dore Enchies will be back to defend their title. The Anders Spinalators will also have a team. Those two have dominated recent yearsOver the past three years, those two teams have finished first and second. The Spinalators won year before last and the Dore Enchies won the previous three. The Dore has won the event eight times since 2001 and in the top three twice. The Anders Spinalators have been in the top three each of the last four years. The Security State Bank Big Bucks will also be back, and they have challenged, finishing in the top three two of the last three years.There are some new teams this year, with Airbus from Wichita, the Kansas National Guard, and Lonnie Cooper’s Comets running for the first time.Potucek is trying to have the captains of the first five teams on hand to start the race. Potwin Kansas Jets won the first two, the Greeno Flamouts won the third one, Renns Rockets won the next one and Stalcups Steel Heads won the fifth one in 1981.  The Greeno team is still around and is expected to run again this year.All of the events will be the same, and there are the same challenges. The canoe race involves two sections with two-man crews. They have to change from one canoe to another one in the middle of the race, and that often causes problems for teams.The horse racce section is long, and more than a mile so that is also a challenging area.“We usually have a lot of quarter horses, and that is a long run for a quarter horse. Teams that have good endurance horses do well,” Potucek said.The race begins with a 360-yard spring, followed by a three-quarter mile run, a cross country run and a motocross motorcycle event. Then there is a long straight run called desert highway, that is a tough run in the hot sun. That is followed by the horse race, then the bicycle, and two consecutive one-mile runs. Then comes the two canoe races, followed by a half-mile run and the race ends where it started with another 360-yard run.This is all done in about 43 minutes. Three years ago the Enchies set the record with a run in 42 minutes.The race will be dedicated to Frances Carr this year, who has started every race since the beginning.“He has been a good friend and a great supporter of the Great Race,” Potucek said.Several teams have been with the race since it begain in 1977. The race was not held for a few years after the restaurant that Potucek owned, and which created the event, burned. The event was started up again in 2001 at the urging of the chamber of commerce. For a couple of years they tried to have it as part of the Wheat Festival, but soon decided it should be an event on its own. Since then it has been held the last Saturday in July.Potucek said there have been some rainstorms during the race, and will be held regardless of the weather.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comment (1) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +5 Vote up Vote down judy · 264 weeks ago good luck to all the teams in the race be safe and have fun Report Reply 0 replies · active 264 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! 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. 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England pair are set for South Africa campaign

first_img Jack Gaunt and Andrew Wilson will represent England on a tour of South Africa next month.The pair, from the England Golf men’s squad, will tee off with the South African stroke play championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club from 6-9 February.Then they follow up with the: African Amateur at  Glendower Golf Club from 13-16 February; the Cape Province Open at Kingswood Golf Estate and George Golf Club from 19-21 February; and the Sanlam SA Amateur at Durban Country Club from 25 February to 2 March.The players:Jack Gaunt, 25, (Drayton Park, Staffordshire) is threatening a big win after being runner-up in the English amateur, Welsh open and Midland open championships. He represented England in the 2017 Home Internationals. (Pictured top)Andrew Wilson, 23, (Darlington, Durham) won the 2017 Lee Westwood Trophy and was runner-up in the North of England amateur. (Pictured below).Images copyright Leaderboard Photography 12 Jan 2018 England pair are set for South Africa campaign Tags: Andrew Wilson, Jack Gaunt, South Africalast_img read more