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Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) ELLSWORTH — Looking to find its offensive rhythm, there was no better time than Senior Day for the Ellsworth baseball team to get back on track.After scoring 78 runs in their first seven games of the 2019 season, the Eagles entered Wednesday’s showdown with John Bapst having scored just 15 in the past four. That stretch culminated Friday with a 3-1 loss to George Stevens Academy that dropped Ellsworth from the ranks of the unbeaten.“We let ourselves get a little too high and a little too low sometimes and got into our own heads,” Ellsworth senior Conner Wagstaff said. “We let mental errors turn into more mental errors, which just can’t happen.”This game, though, was a chance for the Eagles to reverse the trend. Playing at home for the last time (for now, at least), Ellsworth’s veteran players came through when it counted.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s seniors led the way at the plate Wednesday as the team earned a 9-1 victory over John Bapst at Ellsworth High School. The result was the product of Ellsworth’s best offensive output in six games, though it was a still a bittersweet moment for the Eagles’ senior players. Matt BurnettDevin GrindleRiley GrindleCharlie HughesTyler MitchellConner Wagstaff123456PreviousNext“It all goes by so fast,” senior Devin Grindle said. “I’ve been part of this baseball program since freshman year, and I’ve watched our program grow, I’ve watched our coaching staff grow and I’ve watched our team grow. The people and the family have stuck with me.”With a stretch of five games in eight days forcing Ellsworth to choose its starting pitchers carefully, the Eagles turned to junior Jackson Curtis on the mound rather than Matt Burnett or Conner Wagstaff, the team’s senior standouts. Curtis started strong in the first two innings as he struck out five of the first six batters he faced and picked a runner off first base.Wagstaff gave Ellsworth a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when he hit a single to left field to score Hunter Curtis. After advancing on the throw and stealing third base, Wagstaff came in for the Eagles’ second run when he scored on a sacrifice fly from fellow senior Charlie Hughes.Although John Bapst pitcher Connor Young kept Ellsworth in check in the third and fourth innings, Jackson Curtis did the same in the third, fourth and fifth to keep the Crusaders (5-8) off the scoreboard. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Wagstaff hit a triple to the center-field fence to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead.“Coach switched Hunter and I in the order, and it really calmed me,” Wagstaff said. “I just told myself to sit off-speed no matter what because I find myself ahead of the ball most of the time. It really took some pressure off me.”Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis pitches during the first inning of a high school baseball game against John Bapst on May 22 at Ellsworth High School. Curtis threw 101 pitches, struck out 11 batters and allowed just one run in a complete-game effort. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThat double from Wagstaff, who scored moments later on a Michael Palmer single, turned the momentum decisively in Ellsworth’s favor. Although the Crusaders finally scored in the sixth, the Eagles responded with hits from Devin Grindle, Burnett and Wagstaff and sacrifices by Tyler Mitchell and Hunter Curtis to stretch their lead to eight runs before Jackson Curtis sent John Bapst down in order to close out the game.Ellsworth finished the game with 12 hits, seven of which came in the fifth and sixth innings. The Eagles’ seniors drove in seven of the team’s nine runs with four RBIs from Wagstaff and one apiece from Burnett, Grindle and Hughes.On the mound, Jackson Curtis had 11 strikeouts and three walks on 101 pitches to improve to 3-0 on the season. Getting a solid outing from its No. 3 pitcher will allow Ellsworth to give each of its starters sufficient rest time as the regular season reaches the home stretch.“Jackson is a different type of pitcher [than Matt and Conner], but he’s a very quality pitcher,” Ellsworth head coach Dan Curtis said. “A lot of teams would love to have someone like him as their No. 1 guy. For us, when guys like Matt and Conner see him go out and pitch really well, it makes them want to go out and do their jobs, too.”Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against No. 1 Hermon (13-0) tomorrow, May 23. The Eagles will then play road games against Old Town on Saturday, May 25, Washington Academy on Tuesday, May 28, and Mount Desert Island next Wednesday, May 29. All four games are set for 4:30 p.m. starts.Senior Day marked the last regular season home game at Ellsworth High School for Ellsworth’s Burnett, Devin Grindle, Riley Grindle, Hughes, Wagstaff and Tyler Mitchell. The Eagles are likely play at least one more game on their home field come playoff time, but for a group that has now won 28 of its past 30 games dating back to last year, this day was still one worth savoring.“To be able to come in here and play four years in high school for this program is something that none of us can ever take for granted,” Wagstaff said. “I wouldn’t want to have spent my four years for any other school or any other program anywhere.” 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 [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Bio Latest Posts
Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team head coach Winfried Schafer and team manager Roy Simpson will attend the official draw and team workshop for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario. The official draw will take place at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA, tomorrow, beginning at 8 p.m. The tournament, which will be the 45th edition of Copa America, since its inception in 1916, will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be held from June 3-26 in the USA. The participating countries will be (CONMEBOL) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and (CONCACAF) Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the USA. The event will include coaches, managers, media liaison officers and broadcasters, as well as executives from the two confederations. They will also participate in the team workshop tomorrow and Monday. Jamaica qualified by being crowned the 2014 Caribbean Cup Champions.
KAPALUA, Hawaii — A two-shot lead at the Mercedes Championships means nothing to Stuart Appleby. Neither do his victories at Kapalua the last two years. Even after birdies on three of his last six holes for a 3-under 70, matching the best score on another punishing, wind-swept day on west Maui, all Appleby could talk about Saturday were the shots he left out on the Plantation course and how he would have to bring his game up a notch. “I’ll have to knuckle down,” Appleby said. “There’s some good players behind me, and I’ll have to play good golf.” No one was conceding the season-opening tournament to Appleby, although his name atop the leaderboard is daunting. The Aussie is quickly becoming the King of Kapalua, and he has a chance Sunday to become the first player in nearly 50 years to capture the winners-only event three consecutive times. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Every part of his game is very sound, very sharp,” U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell said after a 71 left him two shots behind and in the final group again with Appleby. “He’s going to be tough to beat tomorrow. But I believe I’ve got the tools to beat him.” Campbell saw Saturday what he is up against. If the pictures of past champions in the locker room were not enough two side-by-side of Appleby in the winner’s cream blazer with a lei around his neck his golf in such demanding conditions should be a reminder. On a course where the average score is 74.8 over three days, Appleby has dropped only two shots over his last 34 holes and looked very much in control by posting a 6-under 213 through three rounds. “Winning two years in a row, pretty much being in control of this tournament most of the way, he’s the guy to beat,” said Jim Furyk, a past winner at Kapalua who shot 72 and was three shots behind. Only a half-dozen players were under par, and only one Kapalua rookie was in that mix. Lucas Glover needed some magic getting there, with a hole-in-one on the 203-yard eighth hole for a 70 to finish at 217. Vijay Singh (74) and Sergio Garcia (73) each birdied the last hole to get to 218. Scoring has always been low at Kapalua since the tournament moved here in 1999, with the highest winning score coming in 2000 when Tiger Woods beat Ernie Els in a playoff after they finished at 16 under. This looks more like a U.S. Open on the scoreboard and inside the ropes. Not even the crashing surf below can put these guys at ease, as they battle wind that makes it difficult to stand still and greens that are firm and fast, making it tough to get the ball close to the hole. The average score was 75.04, the second-toughest behind Friday’s average of 75.5. Mark Calcavecchia made a 15-foot putt on the 18th for only the second eagle of the tournament, giving him a 73 to finish seven shots out of the lead. The other eagle was even better. Glover, 4 over after his first four holes of the year and struggling at the start of every round, hit a 5-iron from 203 yards that bounced twice and probably would have run through the green if not for hitting the pin and dropping straight down into the cup. It was the first ace in the eight-year history at Kapalua, and he won a Mercedes-Benz worth $83,375. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Fox Sports has added new times for the delayed telecast of the Men’s and Women’s finals of the 2013 Elite Eight Series in Coffs Harbour, showcasing the best Touch Football talent across the country. Both the Men’s and Women’s finals have been played on several occasions over the past week on Fox Sports. The Men’s final will be replayed again on Tuesday, 14 May at 2.30am on Fox Sports 2. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for further announcements regarding scheduled replays of the 2013 Elite Eight series on Fox Sports.Andrew Voss and John Gibbs are the callers of the finals matches with Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, providing technical and game analysis, rounding out the commentary team. For a sneak preview of the Elite Eight Series highlights, please click on the links below:2013 Elite Eight Men’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdH8lmIvrg 2013 Elite Eight Women’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTrnHxvVueI 2013 Elite Eight Finals on Fox SportsWednesday, 1 MayElite Eight Women’s Final – 3.00pm AEST on Fox Sports 3Friday, 3 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 3.30pm AEST on Fox Sports 1Saturday, 4 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 7.00am AEST on Fox Sports 2Tuesday, 7 May Elite Eight Women’s Final – 01.30am AEST on Fox Sports 3Tuesday, 14 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 02.30am AEST on Fox Sports 2Related LinksElite Eight on Fox
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was delighted to be back in action for their FA Cup win over Barnsley.The Clarets stopper made his first appearance for the club since the Europa League tie in Aberdeen when he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Barnsley on Saturday. “It was great to be back out there with the lads and pick up a good result,” he said.“I’ve been back in training a few weeks now so I felt ready to play. The lads came away with a clean sheet and a win.”And Pope is now targeting a return to Premier League action.Asked if he needed a few more games before being considered for a regular starting spot, he said: “You’re asking the wrong guy. Who knows? I’m happy with today and I played a reserve game as well so I’m well on the way. I’m happy with where I am. I feel good.”
Chelsea expected to welcome back James, Rudiger for Newcastleby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea duo Reece James and Antonio Rudiger are on track for a return to action after the international break.James was forced to withdraw from England U21 duty on Thursday due to an ankle injury, but he’s expected to be back in training next week.According to the Daily Mail, the injury is not serious.Rudiger has been injured for most of this season but he posted an update on Thursday on social media of him training at Cobham.The Blues face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on October 19. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
zoom Singapore-based owner and operator of pressurized gas carriers Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 7,500 cbm LPG carrier Epic Boracay.Built in 2009 at Japan’s Murakami Hide Shipbuilding, the vessel is the 42nd ship in the company’s pressurised LPG fleet, representing the latest step in Epic’s strategic consolidation of, and growth within, the sector.The acquisition was financed by a combination of equity and debt. Part of the equity portion of the acquisition was funded through the issuance of 85,714 shares at a share price of NOK 15 per share.Following registration of the new share capital, the company will have an issued share capital of USD 704,717.71, divided into 70,471,771 shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.01. NIBC Bank N.V. provided a senior secured loan facility of USD 8.5 million with a 5-year tenor.Since 2013, the company has acquired 10 second-hand vessels and taken delivery of 17 newbuild vessels as part of its mission to build the leading last-mile service provider to the global seaborne LPG trade.