Wisconsin women’s hockey remains undefeated after weekend series against MercyHurst

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team has been on a roll lately, and this weekend was no exception as the Badgers defeated MercyHurst in a two game sweep.Wisconsin welcomed their second non-conference team to LaBahn on Thursday night, just four days after their previous series against Lindenwood ended. This short turnaround meant that Wisconsin would have little time to recuperate before heading into what was sure to be another very physical series.Women’s hockey: Wisconsin sweeps Lindenwood during home openerThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team was victorious this weekend against non-conference foe Lindenwood, earning their first two victories Read…Although it was MercyHurst’s first game of the season, the Lady Lakers wanted to start their season off with a bang, and nothing would create more waves than taking down the No.2 team in the nation. However, in order to do this, they would need to find a way to stop Wisconsin at their own game, on their own turf.MercyHurst and Wisconsin have met nine times in the past, and each time the Badgers came away victorious. While UW might have won all nine series, they were usually hard fought, and always kept the Badger women on their toes.This series started off rather aggressively, with four penalties tallied by the end of the first period — three from the Lady Lakers and one from the Badgers. It was clear that if MercyHurst couldn’t manage to out-smart the Badgers, they were going to try to out-muscle them.With 23 penalties between the two games — 11 of which were UW penalties — it was clear that MercyHurst was trying to outdo the Badgers in any way possible. Unfortunately for the Lady Lakers, only one of those 11 powerplays would result in a goal.Wisconsin saw many players light the lamp on Thursday and Friday night, with a majority being underclassmen. This year, the underclassmen have been leading the team in scoring, and are showing signs of promise for the WCHA schedule later in the year.Women’s hockey: While classmates prepare for exams, Pankowksi, Clark chasing Olympic goldAnyone who has taken an economics class knows that every choice you make always has an opportunity cost — losing Read…Another key player for the Badgers was goaltender Kristen Campbell. The new Badger netminder has managed to help her team earn five victories this year, with opponents only able to score a single point against UW. She earned her second career shut out this weekend.Wisconsin heads back to the road next weekend to take on the Syracuse women’s hockey team in what is sure to be an exciting weekend series. The series between the Badgers and the Orange starts Friday at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Nakivubo stadium board asks government for bailout

first_imgHe blamed KCCA for the delay in approving redevelopment plans submitted by Nakivubo stadium and their partners, which has stalled an expected new source of revenue. Without the approvals, Nakivubo cannot engange the partners to help resolve the tax issue.Bakabulindi said that is why the stadium is appealing for a bail out from the government so that URA writes off a the current tax arrears.However, this was opposed by the Member of Parliament for Kumi Municipality Silas Aogon who said that the administrators of national institutions and facilities have made it a habit to mismanage them and in turn ask for bail outs.A new board of trustees that manages Nakivubo has been appointed by  Bakabulindi and will work for two year tenure 2016 to 2018.The chairman of the board is Godfrey Mabirizi, the vice chairman is Charles Egou with Fred Kateregga, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, Ahmed Bogere Masembe, Junior Sembatya, Boniface Oryema, Fariday Mayanja and Yusuf Mukoka as board members.Share on: WhatsApp A section of Nakivubo stadiumThe board of trustees of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has asked government for a bailout to pay tax arrears they owe Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).State minister of sports Charles Bakabulindi told parliament on Tuesday that the stadium cannot raise sh484 million in unpaid taxes. Nakivubo Stadium was closed on July 19 2016 over unpaid taxes accumulated since 2013, and is currently being run by URA in order to analyse its revenue flowPresenting a statement on the closure of Nakivubo before the house presided over by the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya, Bakabulindi said that while the board and URA had agreed they deposit sh100m so they can continue managing the facility, they have no source of funds to raise the amount.State minister BakkabulindiBakabulindi explained that before 2009, the board was able to raise revenue from development partners following the signing of a series of Public/Private partnerships arrangements with potential developers which is no longer the case.“The stadium management had committed to pay URA sh21,500,000 per month which was being collected from park yard market before it was gutted by fire but this is no longer forthcoming, which resulted into management failure to remit funds to URA,” said Bakabulindi.He stated that that the major source of income at the time when the memorandum of understanding was reached with URA  was the park yard market which was gutted by fire  several times thus denying a definitive revenue source earmarked  for servicing of the tax obligations.last_img read more

Middletown Woman Gets 7 Years In Fatal Hit-and-Run of Teen

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD — State Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Reisner had stern words for Toni Marletta, as Marletta faced sentencing for a 2015 hit-and-run collision that left a girl dead.“You cannot leave someone on the side of the road to die. And that’s what happened here,” Reisner told an emotionally shaken Marletta when she appeared before him in court last Friday to hear her fate.As expected, on Dec. 2 Reisner sentenced Marletta to seven years in state prison for her guilty plea for knowingly leaving the scene of an accident in a fatality in the second degree; and an additional four years for the third-degree count of endangering the welfare of a minor. Reisner also sentenced Marletta to a six-month prison term for failure to have auto insurance and a one-year loss of her driving license. All the penalties stem from Marletta causing the death of Marissa Procopio, a 15-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident.Marletta will serve all the terms concurrently.Marletta had pleaded guilty before Reisner in September.Reisner said that under state statute anyone convicted of killing someone in an auto collision and then leaving the scene must receive a prison sentence. And as far as the judge was concerned, “The legislators got this exactly right.”“You must go to jail,” Reisner told Marletta.Marletta offered a sobbing, voice-quivering allocution expressing remorse aimed at the court and for Danielle Procopio-Adams, mother of Marissa, the victim. She also told how “I will never be able to come back,” from this and recognized Procopio-Adams’ grief, as Marletta is also the mother of a teenage daughter.Procopio-Adams, overcome by tears, left the table in the front of the court as Marletta was speaking.The victim’s father, Michael Quan, became distraught, rushing out of the courtroom and leaving prosecutor Meghan Doyle to read his letter, expressing Quan’s loss and telling how his daughter “put so many smiles on everyone’s face,” with her personality. “We will never get to know what a wonderful person she would have become,” Quan’s letter continued.“Every day I miss her,” Quan said through his letter.Marletta, now 50, who lives in Middletown’s Leonardo section, was charged with striking Procopio with her car as the youth crossed at a traffic-lighted intersection of state Highway 36 and Avenue D in Leonardo, at approximately 8:24 p.m. on July 7, 2015.Marletta fled the scene but an investigation led police to Marletta’s vehicle later that evening.Procopio was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Trauma Center, where she died the next day from her injuries.Marletta’s attorney, Peter O’Mara, had said previously that Marletta had her 16-year-old daughter and two of her daughter’s 16-year-old girl friends in the car at the time. They were on their way back from an area supermarket, where they were picking up snacks for the girls’ planned sleepover. According to O’Mara, Marletta had panicked and fled the scene because she had recently let her car insurance expire; she had contacted police when she had sufficiently calmed down, O’Mara said.O’Mara told the judge his client had no criminal record and a clean driving record. “She had no prior record whatsoever.” Marletta is divorced and was raising a teenage daughter as a single mother, trying to earn a living, and cared for her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, the lawyer added.Marletta’s daughter, O’Mara told the court, “has been living in purgatory,” subject to being victimized on social media platforms and in school.“This was not premediated. This was not something she planned,” O’Mara argued on Marletta’s behalf, believing his client has “expressed special regret.”“She is going to jail and her life will never be the same,” O’Mara offered. “No one in this courtroom will ever be the same.”Doyle offered a differing view of the defendant. The prosecutor referred to the pre-sentencing report, which presented Marletta as indifferent to anyone other than herself. In the report, “This defendant talks about how it affects her,” Doyle pointed out, believing, “She didn’t care about her daughter or about her daughter’s friends… And she didn’t care about the victim.”Doyle alleged Marletta didn’t call police until she was confronted by the parents of her daughter’s friends, who the girls called when they got back to Marletta’s home. And that Marletta needed alcohol before being able to contact authorities, Doyle said.“The state does believe the sentence is appropriate,” Doyle concluded.Reisner referenced the police investigation and analysis which indicated it was still daylight and Marletta would have had a clear view of the intersection. The report showed no evidence that Marletta had swerved or braked in any attempt to miss the victim, Reisner noted.Reisner acknowledged, “In short, this is an unbelievable tragedy that affects so many lives.” And with that he brought down his gavel and Marletta was led away in handcuffs by sheriff’s officers.The proceeding offered an emotionally drained Procopio-Adams some comfort and closure. “To watch her (Marletta) get taken out in handcuffs,” she said after the court hearing, “that made me feel better.” But that may only be for the moment, she added. “A month from now,” how she will feel? “Who knows?” Procopio-Adams said.Procopio-Adams said she has begun pursuing a civil lawsuit against Marletta.last_img read more

HEAVILY FAVORED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR EARNS WELL-TIMED HALF LENGTH WIN IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC UNDER PRAT; EURTON TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.43

first_imgPRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, TURF CLASSIC IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–In a thrilling stretch drive, favored Ashleyluvssugar overhauled What a View to prevail by a half length in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic at Santa Anita. Ridden to perfection by Flavien Prat and conditioned by Peter Eurton, the 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Game Plan got a mile and one eighth in 1:46.43.As expected, What a View went to the lead under Tyler Baze and held a two length advantage mid-way around the far turn, but Prat stepped on the gas approaching the quarter pole, and it was “game-on” from there to the wire, with Ashleyluvssugar gaining the advantage in the final fifty yards.“He got a perfect ride,” said Eurton. “I think they (Prat and the horse) are just getting to know each other. I think ‘Flavvy’ was just a little bit nervous in the paddock, but the kid is so good, so good. Other than telling him the horse likes to be outside, I didn’t say anything. That was a nice, easy lead that What a View got. I didn’t think we’d get by him for a minute there, but ‘Ashley’s’ got a lot of class.”Owned by his breeders, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Joe Ciaglia, multiple graded stakes winning Ashleyluvssugar, who had been idle since finishing second in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar on Nov. 25, was off at even money in a field of nine older horses bred or sired in California and paid $4.00, $2.60 and $2.20.In securing his ninth win from 20 starts, “Ashley,” who is out of the Urgent Request mare, Ashely’s Folley, picked up $150,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $1,157,504.“I had a good trip,” said Prat. “It came really easy. Once he gets the lead he doesn’t want to open up, but he knows he has to keep at least a head in front.”Tenacious in defeat, What a View set fractions on the “firm” turf of 23.77, 47.58, 1:11.56 and 1:34.74. Off at 3-1, he finished second by a length and a half and paid $3.80 and $3.40.Third turning for home, longshot Ward ‘n Jerry ran gamely for third, holding sway by a half length over He Will. Ridden by Stewart Elliott, Ward ‘n Jerry was off at 60-1 and paid $11.40 to show.last_img read more