Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Forgive Foster Ashmore if he felt the wrestling universe had conspired against him. Throughout the 2017-18 season, it’s often seemed as if that were the case.The senior on the Bucksport wrestling team had been chasing his 100th win for much of the year, but between weather postponements and opponent scratches, it took forever. Last Wednesday, it finally appeared as if Ashmore would reach that milestone in the best way possible: at a tournament at Bucksport High School on his 18th birthday.Unfortunately, more bad weather stepped in the way. The first of Bucksport’s two home tournaments was postponed for a second time, and Ashmore was left to wait once again.“It was definitely disappointing at the time,” Ashmore said. “It would’ve been ideal to win it back at my home gym, and I was looking forward to it for sure.”Bucksport’s Foster Ashmore goes for a pin against Foxcroft’s Brandon Weston during a high school wrestling tournament Jan. 20 at Ellsworth High School. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree days later, though, Ashmore finally got his moment. Even after another opponent was scratched at the last second, the third of the Bucksport standout’s four wins on the day earned him a spot in school history.Ashmore became the 28th member of Bucksport’s 100-win club when he defeated Foxcroft Academy’s Brandon Weston at Saturday’s round-robin tournament at Ellsworth High School. The win highlighted an excellent day for local wrestlers, who won the majority of their matches throughout the seven-hour tournament.After wins in Ashmore’s first two bouts, Bucksport fans in attendance expected to hear his name called as matchups were announced for the third set of round-robin competition. Yet as the names were called, Ashmore, whose opponent had been scratched, instead had to watch as other wrestlers in the 126-pound class took to the mats.“It was hard when I didn’t get to wrestle right when I wanted to,” Ashmore said. “The anticipation was there for me to go out and get it done, but then I had to wait another round.”When the time did come, Ashmore was ready. So too were his teammates, coaches and fans, many of whom gathered around the ring holding up “100” signs in celebration of the victory that was about to come.Ashmore took control of the match early, but Weston, who himself reached the 100-win milestone in December, made him work hard for the victory. Late in the second period, Ashmore finally pulled off the winning pin and sent the purple-clad corner of Katsiaficas Gymnasium wild.“He deserves this so much,” Bucksport head coach Dan Ormsby said. “He’s been one of the hardest workers on the team for all these years, and everyone wanted this for him.”The day was also memorable for Ellsworth, which honored seniors Chris Barnes, Andrew Brown, Peyton Cole and Sam Horne. Although Horne didn’t wrestle, his fellow seniors combined to win all but two of their matches.Ellsworth’s Andrew Brown battles Dexter’s Tyler Beem in a 160-pound bout at a high school wrestling tournament Jan. 20 at Ellsworth High School. Brown was one of four Ellsworth seniors to be recognized. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO AT MIKE MANDELLKyle Gillespie furthered Ellsworth’s excellent performance with an undefeated showing at the 132-pound level. Freshman Landon St. Peter also starred for the Eagles at 106 pounds with four victories.As the tournament used a round-robin format, teams did not place or receive scores. Instead, wrestlers were divided into two separate brackets to create a massive tournament that featured 228 total bouts.“We wanted to give wrestlers at every weight class new opportunities against new opponents,” Ellsworth head coach J.F. Burns said. “In a lot of these tournaments, you have the same people making it to the end. It was good to have a tournament that avoided that and gave wrestlers a shot against different competition.”Many wrestlers for both teams didn’t get that chance. Ellsworth’s Logan Lord and Bucksport’s Keigan Riccard and David Gross led a long list of unavailable wrestlers for the two Hancock County teams, which have had to deal with numerous injuries throughout the season.“When you have that many wrestlers who can’t go for you, it really takes a toll,” Ormsby said. “Still, we have some quality kids, and we’re going to make some noise.”Bucksport’s Foster Ashmore holds his 100-win plaque while posing for a photo with his coaching staff at a high school wrestling tournament Jan. 20 at Ellsworth High School. Ashmore became the 28th wrestler in school history to reach the milestone. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLAshmore, who spent much of the next half-hour posing for pictures with a commemorative plaque and receiving congratulatory messages from the entire Bucksport contingent, will make sure of that. With three events left in the regular season and regional and state championships still to come, there will be more opportunities for him to make an impact.Two of those competitions will be at home, where Ashmore hoped to earn his milestone win a week ago. Even after he graduates this June, his name will soon be a permanent fixture at Ralph Jewett Gymnasium when it gets added with a banner listing the 27 other Bucksport wrestlers to reach the 100-win milestone.“I can’t wait to see my name up there,” Ashmore said. “Getting it at home on my birthday would still have been ideal, but that doesn’t take away from the accomplishment. I still had everyone here cheering me on, and it’s a special feeling.” Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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￼Dear readers,Football’s back. Our 2014 football preview is an all-encompassing look at Syracuse’s new, no-huddle offense as it heads into its second Atlantic Coast Conference season. In this guide, you’ll find a breakdown of the offense and what it could mean moving forward, a profile on senior running back and captain Prince-Tyson Gulley, a look at how the Orange is shifting the way it views the tight end position, and more. We also delve into topics from around the conference and nation, along with all the stats you need to know about this year’s team.Thanks for reading,Jesse Dougherty, Sports Editor Comments
USC hopes participation in a new survey program will help the university improve the student experience.The university is in its final stages of joining the Student Experience in the Research University Consortium, which will allow USC to partake in a multi-university survey USC officials hope will help them improve the university.“We have been committed to improving the quality of undergraduate education for over 10 years now, and we have done a good job, but we are not satisfied,” said Mark Pavelchak, USC’s academic information officer.Starting out as a survey for only University of California schools, the Student Experience in the Research University survey has now come to include 17 top universities, allowing USC to see where it stands in comparison to other research universities. USC has been working three years to join the consortium.Pavelchak said being part of the consortium will allow USC to evaluate how it compares to other schools.“We have increased selectivity and student quality to where we can hold out against Berkeley and UCLA,” Pavelchak said.The survey will provide detailed information on how students feel about specific academic programs and the overall USC experience.The survey consists of a group of core questions and an individualized section chosen from random from a group of four topics.“The survey asks you to look back from where you came from and why you came here,” Pavelchak said. “There are four modules students are randomly assigned to, which include academic experience and globalization, community and civic engagement, student life and development, and then lastly a set of special interest questions that pertain directly to USC.”The survey is a comprehensive look at the university, and allows USC to look at what needs improvement“The survey touches on every aspect of USC, from faculty to services to the climate of the campus,” Pavelchak said. “We are going to take an honest look at what students are patting us on the back for and at the constructive criticism and give that information to administration.”The first wave of email surveys as sent out March 24. The university will continue to remind students who have yet to submit responses, as well as provide incentives for the completion of the survey in the form of cash prizes, an Apple iPad and an opportunity to participate in USC football’s Guest Coaches Program.Although students are often bombarded with surveys for classes or other USC programs, the incentives for this survey and the chance to affect the university’s future seem to be catching the eye of students.“Over my four years here, USC has changed so much,” said Betsi Crow, a senior majoring in biology. “Not only the area around USC, but I have definitely noticed that more programs are being offered and there are more events and clubs than there were when I was a freshman. I feel like USC has put an emphasis on continuing to improve, so this survey will provide them with a lot of good information to continue to do so.”
Syracuse erased an anemic first half to beat St. Bonaventure, 79-66, in the Carrier Dome on Monday night.It wasn’t a great sign that the Orange (2-0) had to use a second-half rally to fight off the mid-major Bonnies (1-1) on its own court. The visitors outmuscled and outrebounded, 43-33, and scored 29 second-chance points as SU starting center Dajuan Coleman played just 14 minutes.But freshman Tyler Lydon was a viable Band-Aid for Coleman — who continues to inch back to his serviceable self — and the Orange gutted out the win. Here are three things we learned from the game.1. Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije can also spark Syracuse from the defensive end In the first half, the Bonnies were getting the ball to Dion Wright in the middle of the zone and it allowed them to work an effective inside-out game. That helped St. Bonaventure shoot 6-of-16 from 3 in the first, and go into the break with a 35-29 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefending the high post is the guards’ responsibility in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, and both Cooney and Gbinije said they made considerable defensive adjustments at halftime. By pressing out and using their long arms to keep the ball away from that spot, the pair combined for five second-half steals and 10 in the game.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said SU’s defense improved as the game went on, and that started with the two up top.“Mike and I know our positions, we know how to play it,” Cooney said. “When we get into the flow of the game and know our opponents, we’re able to jump plays and jump passes, and get deflections and steals. We’re continuing to do that a lot and it was big for us tonight.”With Gbinije standing 6-foot-7 and Cooney 6-foot-4, it’s no question why they are successful atop Boeheim’s zone. But on Monday, they showed an ability to shift a game’s momentum by taking away the high post and taking the ball from the Orange’s opponent.“With (Trevor) and Mike out there, they’ve both very good at defense,” Boeheim said. “And that helps us. St. Bonaventure has good guards, they’re tricky, and we for the most part kept them out of there and forced them into some tough shots.”2. Lydon, as advertised, isn’t just a grinder In Syracuse’s two scrimmages and first game of the season, Lydon banged around in the paint and was hesitant on his jump shot.But against the Bonnies, he confidently stepped into two second-half 3s that had a big effect on the game. The first 3 tied the game at 54-54 with 9:03 left in the game. The second came with the Orange holding a seven-point lead and just about sealed the win with 3:42 remaining.Lydon played 31 minutes — mostly at center in place of Coleman — and finished with 13 points and six rebounds. He also shot an impressive 5-for-5 from the foul line, with four coming in succession down the stretch.“You know he’s a freshman, and he’s been a little reluctant in one game,” Boeheim said at the suggestion that Lydon came out of his shell against St. Bonaventure. “… I think he grabbed his rhythm there. He made his foul shots and I think that helped him get going a little bit.“But he can shoot, he knows it, it’s been two games.”3. Defense kept Kaleb Joseph off the court Joseph, who’s coming off the bench after starting at point guard as a freshman last season, played just four minutes on Monday. Boeheim said Joseph has been playing well recently, but that his lackluster defense kept him off the court against the Bonnies.He finished 0-for-1 from the field with a turnover and a steal.“Kaleb’s played very, very well,” Boeheim said. “Tonight he was completely out of it, didn’t deserve to be in the game and he was out.”Boeheim went on to say that most players, starting with Joseph but also including Coleman, will see less playing time if they’re not playing good defense. Joseph let St. Bonaventure get a few good looks from 3 in his short first-half stint, and Boeheim subbed him out for freshman guard Frank Howard, who played nine minutes after playing just three in the Orange’s opener.Just a few plays prior, Joseph turned to find Malachi Richardson for an open 3 and threw the ball right into the arms of a defender. But it was clear after the game that struggles on the other end limited his action. Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
It’s the day after Christmas and Iowa’s retail workers are preparing for their busiest day of the year for returns. Consumer advocate Michelle Reinen says anyone who got a gift they don’t want through online shopping should check to see how best to return the item.“Who’s responsible for shipping, what timing, how the credits will be provided directly back to a credit card or an in-store credit?” When possible, Reinen says you should get a gift receipt and check with the retailer first on how it handles returns.“It may also give you the options that you can go to a brick and mortar store and return the item,” she says, “even though you purchased it online.” If you have a complaint about a company’s return policy, get a hard copy and consider taking it to the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.Reinen says, “Getting the information in writing will be very important, but then file that complaint and let consumer protection assist you through the process.” To file a consumer complaint, follow this link: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/for-consumers/file-a-consumer-complaint
Staffordshire’s Julie Brown continued her dream debut in the English senior women’s championship at Sandy Lodge, near Watford, when she led the qualifiers for the matchplay stages.Julie, from Trentham, (image © Leaderboard Photography) was three-over par for the 36 holes and finished the qualifying stage seven shots clear of the field. Tomorrow she plays her first round match against Jane Bennett (Lee-on-the-Solent), who secured 16th place in a three-way play-off for the last two spots in the draw.Former champion Chris Quinn (Hockley) – who was celebrating her birthday – also came through the play-off, winning the first hole and taking 15th place in the draw. She will play the second seed and defending champion Janet Melville in a re-run of last year’s final.Karen Lobb (Northamptonshire County) – a semi-finalist last year – missed out in the play-off, but leads the seeding for flight two.Julie Brown secured her top seeding when she returned a second round score of 75, three over par, to add to her opening 72. She was four-over for the outward half, thanks to four three-putt greens, but played the back nine in immaculate style, with eight pars and a birdie on the 17th.“It was hard work today,” she said. “I’m really pleased with that score because I could have shot anything. It was windier today and I found the greens more difficult, I played ok but I didn’t get the ball in the hole,” said Julie. “I just tried to stay positive and hang on – and it did get better.”Julie was an England international before a professional career which included a win on the Ladies European Tour. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and is playing her first senior event.Defending champion Janet Melville swept up the leaderboard today with a level par 72 – the low round of the day and an improvement of 10 shots on her first round score. She was helped by a better performance on the greens, notably holing a 30-footer for a birdie on the 9th and a 20-footer for another on the 18th.“Yesterday was a bit of a disaster and the putting was dreadful. Today it was good, but I didn’t really expect to do that,” she said, explaining how she’d recently moved from Nottinghamshire to Lancashire, where she is a member at Royal Birkdale.Her score of 10-over was matched by Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), another newcomer to senior ranks – and a relatively recent returner to golf. She played as a girl, getting down to three handicap, but gave up the game in her early 20s. She took it up again only six or seven years ago and since then she’s become a Dorset county player and last autumn completed her two-year term as county captain.She’s been the model of consistency with two rounds of 77, both compiled with halves of 38, 39. “I’ve just been tidy and I love matchplay, but I didn’t expect to qualify,” she said.Another Dorset player, Tracy Bazell (Dorset G&CC), is the third ‘new girl’ to make the championship flight. She was 50 on Boxing Day – sharing her birthday with Julie Brown – and said: “I was talked into it by another lady here and it’s great. It’s been a good experience so far.”Tracy, a former Dorset county player, qualified with scores of 77 81. “I was very pleased with the first round, today it was damage limitation, I managed to get it round,” she said.Surrey’s Debbie Richards qualified in fifth place and will play in the championship matchplay for the first time – having previously won the second flight on two occasions. 23 Apr 2014 Top seed Julie continues her dream debut
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) decided not to lift the suspension, imposed after accusations of state-sponsored doping.Individual athletes can compete as neutrals if they prove they are clean.The Russian president called on other bodies, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to intervene.The IOC executive board said it would hold a telephone conference on Saturday to discuss the issue ahead of a full IOC summit in Lausanne on Tuesday.”There are universally recognised principles of law and one of them is that the responsibility should be always personified,” said President Putin.”The people who have nothing to do with violations, why should they suffer for those who committed the violations?”I’m assuming that we’ll have a discussion with our colleagues in the World Anti-Doping structure and I hope for a suitable reaction from the International Olympic Committee.”The country was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, after an independent World Anti-Doping Association (Wada) report depicted a culture of widespread doping, with even the secret services involved.After that, Russia introduced reforms including an overhaul of the rules, the introduction of independent testing, and anti-doping lessons in schools.A task force has been studying those reforms but a fresh Wada report, issued on Wednesday, made more damaging claims.Although significant progress has been made to meet the IAAF’s criteria, it said, work still remains. In particular:The deep-seated culture of tolerance for doping appears not to have changed. The head coach of the athletics team and athlete appear unwilling to acknowledge the extent of the doping problem.A strong and effective anti-doping infrastructure capable of detecting and deterring doping has still not been created.There are detailed allegations that the Ministry of Sport has orchestrated systematic doping and cover-ups.Wada said officials in Russia were being stopped from testing athletes and threatened by security services.Rune Andersen of the IAAF said Russian athletics had been “tainted by doping from the top level down.””The systematic doping that has been ongoing in Russia – it’s difficult to pick the clean athletes,” he said.
How is the confinement in Belgium?I’m not complaining, here we have the difference that we can go outside to do our exercise and take walks. We are better than in Spain.Do you miss not having spent this whole story at home with your family?Of course, family and friends are missed, but this situation has had to be experienced in Belgium and we have dealt with it as well as possible. We usually talk by video call every day, they are all fine. I’m at least that lucky.The first European league to announce that it is canceled due to the coronavirus was the Belgian one, what have you been told about that?As far as I know, from the club we have been told that the league continues, because although in a meeting they decided to suspend it, then UEFA threatened not to give them a place to play in Europe, so on April 15 there is another meeting and it will be decided there what finally happens to the belgian league. Right now it’s not entirely canceled.But when they give them the news that they are suspending the league and how does it stay?In the situation we live in today it did not seem strange to me, since we only had one more day to play in the regular league, and then there was the playoff to play the European competitions, which were six games. So it didn’t surprise me much. I did think that we would play that last day and leave the playoff for when it was fixed. But it was not like that. It is true that some teams played the relegation and others had the fight to go to that European playoff.Canceling the league meant ending his loan at Eupen, although in his case for a match nothing happens, right?In our case we were saved in the absence of three days and we did not risk anything, we had nothing to do. So it is true that a little sports I did not care.What did the rest of your classmates say? What was commented among the players?At first, people, not knowing the situation very well, the truth was that they happened a little, but we, knowing what was happening in Spain, were more concerned. But then they understood it and nobody made much trouble.Is there fear in Belgium over the UEFA threat?Well, I don’t think so. Because I don’t think it was a good decision for UEFA to threaten the leagues, but everyone does what they want. In my opinion it was not a good performance.Are you surprised that in Spain they do not consider canceling the season and there in Belgium, where everything is not so serious, is it already suspended?Here is that at the end of very little season, you can understand more, because I don’t think anything would happen. But what happens in Spain is worse, because more days are missing and there are more things to decide, so it does not surprise me that they want to end the season, even with matches every two or three days, and even behind closed doors. But I am nobody to decide things like that. That is marked by those who command. Jon Bautista (Renteria, 3-07-1995) went to Belgium last summer in search of the minutes he was not going to have at Real Sociedad. What he did not expect is that his first experience away from home, on loan at KAS Eupen, would end with a global pandemic, because the Belgian league has been the first to announce its cancellation due to the coronavirus. His first experience was this one having everything …You are right. It has coincided that this global pandemic touches me, but it has touched this way and at least we are here better.And what is your assessment of your year in Belgium?Lovely. It has been good for me to learn different things, I have played in different positions and I haven’t done that since I was a cadet. I have not scored many goals, but I have given assists and I have been able to learn to play in the bands or in the attacking midfielder, and the truth is that I will become a more complete player.The objective was to leave to return to Zubieta with a place in the first team?I wanted to accumulate minutes and gain confidence. I have had the opportunity to play many games. This season has made me a more complete player. Its been a good year.But it has been difficult for him to get a place in the first team, especially in attack, it is a highly valued position …Of course, the year that Willian José and Isak are doing has already been seen, they are two very good forwards, and it is a very big competition. But I have a contract with Real, I will start the preseason with them and I will give everything to have the option to stay.Is that your idea today and not look for another assignment?Of course, both Real and I decided to go out this year with the aim of becoming a better player to return to next year and get a place in the first squad.Have they told you anything from Real yet?We were not done here yet, so it was not the time to contact me, but seeing this situation, after the meeting on April 15, they will contact me to tell me something.How was the contact during the year with Real?He has been continuous with Imanol Agirretxe, who has come to Eupen several times to comment on things and then Roberto Olabe has called or written to me as well. I have felt that heat of the Real, although it has been outside. They have always been in contact with me.Does Agirretxe’s experience take it into account? Because he also had a hard time making a place for himself in the first team …Yes, it is important to have him close. Because it was not easy either, it was difficult for him to come and he tells me his experience, he helps me a lot and tells me to be calm, because at Real they are happy with my season. At Real, moreover, the position of striker is always very difficult, because the club bets every season with an outside striker. But working every day I will have the opportunity, and Imanol has always told me that with work and effort everything can be achieved.How are you seeing this Real de Imanol who is fourth in the league and is in the Cup final?Well, I’m really enjoying it. Because seeing Real now every day is a joy, because it is the team that plays the best in the league. It is impossible to get bored with a Real game, and they have achieved things that Donosti did not achieve in a long time. I am very happy for my colleagues.Were you surprised by what they are doing?Well, if I’m honest with you, no. Because I already knew what my colleagues were capable of, and then those who have come have performed at a great level. I had no doubt about the high level of this template.How much would it give if they made me a card for a day with this Real and be able to be in the Cup final?(Laughs) A lot. All. Everyone would like to be in that Cup final. But since I can’t play, better not think about that good dream.
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Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re so ecstatic because after two years of losing in the finals, we finally won it,” said the MVP Ella in Filipino.In the men’s division, Palo Lim and Joshua Mina of EAC also completed a perfect 11-0 sweep after breaking down University of Perpetual Help’s duo of Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLim and MVP Mina’s win also marked the Generals’ first title in the beach volleyball tournament. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano San Beda walked away from the sand courts looking as immaculate as the summer sun after fending off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-17, 21-10, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at Boardwalk in Subic.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray, who are two-time silver finishers in the beach volleyball circuit, gave San Beda its first title in the tournament after pulling off an 11-0 season sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round LATEST STORIES