Marshfield boys basketball grabs first win of season, tops Holmen

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterHOLMEN — The Marshfield boys basketball team won its first game of the season, upending Holmen 47-46 in a nonconference game on the road Tuesday night at Holmen High School.Holmen rallied from 12 down to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but Caleb Alexander made a free throw with less than one second remaining to pull out the win for the Tigers.Tanner Boson scored 16 points, which included 4 of 7 shots from 3-point range, to lead Marshfield. Will Spindler scored nine points, and Kegan Fassler, Adam Fravert, and Alexander each had six for the Tigers.The Tigers (1-2) play another nonconference game at Baraboo on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 47, Vikings 46Marshfield 9 15 13 10 – 47Holmen 7 5 13 21 – 46MARSHFIELD (47): Tyson Slade 0-0 1-2 1, Kegan Fassler 2-4 1-2 6, Alec Hinson 1-3 0-0 2, Zach Shortess 0-1 0-0 0, Caleb Alexander 2-4 2-5 6, Will Spindler 2-3 5-5 9, Jordan Schlinsog 0-3 1-2 1, Adam Fravert 3-6 0-0 6, Tanner Boson 6-16 0-1 16. FG: 16-40. FT: 10-17. 3-pointers: 5-13 (Boson 4-7, Fassler 1-1, Hinson 0-2, Schlinsog 0-2, Fravert 0-1). Rebounds: 19 (Fravert 5). Assists: 13 (Alexander 5). Record: 1-2.HOLMEN (46): Camryn Zimmeran 5, Jordan Schuster 2, Seth Wilson 2, Alex LaFleur 2, Andy Hammes 7, Mitch Pintok 13, Josh Hillis 2, Austin Braund 13. Record: 1-2.last_img read more

South Africa honours Linda Biehl

first_img23 April 2008South Africa has awarded one of its highest civilian honours to a Chicago-born mother who became an international peace activist and motivational speaker following her daughter’s tragic death in Cape Town.On Monday, Linda Biehl was among the thirty-eight recipients of National Orders for exception contributiongs to the benefit of the country.President Thabo Mbeki awarded Biehl with the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo (bronze class) for “displaying outstanding spirit of forgiveness in the wake of the murder of her daughter and contributing to the promotion of non-racism in post-apartheid South Africa.”On 25 August 1993, Biehl’s daughter, Amy, an American Fulbright scholar working in South Africa against apartheid, was beaten and stabbed to death in Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town.In 1998 the four young men convicted of her murder were granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) after serving five years of their sentence – a decision that was supported by Amy’s parents.Easy Nofemela and Ntobeko Peni, two of the convicted men, now work for the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town, a charity which dedicates its work to putting up barriers against violence.‘We took our strength from Amy’“We took our strength in handling the situation directly from Amy,” Biehl told BuaNews on Tuesday after receiving the order at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. “She was intensely involved in South African politics, and even though the violence leading up to free elections had caused her death, we didn’t want to say anything negative about South Africa’s journey to democracy.”Biehl said she did not look at herself as a victim but as an agent of change.While some people accused the Biehls of supporting criminals, the foundation they had started in their daughter’s name was all about preventing young South Africans from committing crime.“I have come to believe passionately in restorative justice,” Biehl said. “It’s what South Africans call ‘ubuntu’ – to choose to forgive rather than demand retribution; a belief that my humanity is inextricably caught up in yours.”‘The story of what and who we are’Speaking during Monday’s ceremony, Mbeki said the Orders where awarded to those who deserved high tribute for what they had done to enrich others’ lives, making it possible for South Africa to call itself an adherent of the ancient values of ubuntu.“The honours that we bestow today tell the story of what and who we are, of what and who we shall be,” Mbeki said.“These are our National Orders, the symbols that represent the nobility of human endeavour, constituting a Hall of Fame that will, today, be enriched by new and distinguished members.”Among the latest members of South Africa’s National Orders was Beka Ntsanwisi, known as Limpopo province’s “Mother Theresa”, who received the Order of the Baobab in bronze.The Order of the Baobab represents exceptional contribution, and is awarded to South African citizens for distinguished service that goes beyond the call of duty.Ntsanwisi, the Munghana Lo Nene Radio presenter, was recognised for her contribution in the fields of health, education, youth development and the upliftment of rural communities in Limpopo.To view the full list of new recipients, go to National Orders awards, 22 April 2008Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Appeals court upholds contempt against Creasy Springs homeowner

first_img(AP) – A Columbia homeowner jailed for 10 days for contempt of court for not complying with an order to remove structures from his property could find himself behind bars again.The Western District Court of Appeals upheld on Tuesday the contempt ruling against Seth Reynolds for failure to abide by a 2017 court order to remove a shed, fence and satellite dish.The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Reynolds was denied a variance in 2015 to the county’s setback and easement regulations after construction was complete.Circuit Judge Jodie Asel ordered Reynolds jailed indefinitely until the structures were gone. He was out on bond pending his appeal.Reynolds argued he was unable to demolish the outbuilding because of the cost and difficulty. The county argued he was financially capable of doing so.last_img read more

Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “And I’m not really surprised that he’s been scoring a lot lately because he’s really a great basketball player.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Falcons soar to 3rd win, dump Red Warriors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims FEU’s Ron Dennison shoots over UP’s Paul Desiderio during their game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. The Tamaraws won, 78-59. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio and Ron Dennison have a long history together.The two were teammates in University of Visayas and entered the UAAP in Season 76 and have crossed paths ever since.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups READ: Familiarity helps Dennison stop DesiderioDennison was also effecting on the offensive end with16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.Dennison made a name for himself as a gritty defender but Desiderio wasn’t surprised with how the FEU guard excelled on both ends of the floor.Dennison averaged just 2.1 points a game in his first four years in the league, but he has proven this season he can be lethal on offense as well as one of the team’s primary scoring options.“Ron really is a great defender since high school, he knew every single one of my moves. I really struggled against him,” said Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT But their duel has been one-sided and the trend continued on Sunday when Dennison led Far Eastern University, 78-57, over Desiderio’s University of the Philippines in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.READ: FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UPFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDesiderio, who was averaging 21 points a game heading into the matchup, ran into Dennison and FEU and he had little to show with only nine points on 4-of-12 shooting from the field.“I was expecting Dennison to come out like that,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “He knew everything that I was going to do, and I really struggled on offense.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more