Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 BLUE HILL — Down eight points with 36 seconds left, Ellsworth boys’ basketball coach Peter Austin started pulling his starters off the court at George Stevens Academy in Monday night’s battle between the two Eagles squads.It seemed unlikely Austin’s team could close the gap on GSA, which outscored Ellsworth 19-4 in the second quarter to build a 25-13 halftime lead.“I might have been a little earlier than normal, but the way we were playing, nothing was going right with the group that was in there,” Austin said. “So I put the other five in to see what would happen.”Thirty seconds later, Austin subbed back in his top playmakers after Ellsworth’s Aaron Boumil and Dylan Kelley came off the bench and cut the deficit to just four points — the closest margin of the half.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut it was too little too late for Austin’s Class B squad, which dropped to 6-2 with the 52-47 loss. GSA — the Maine Principals Association’s No. 1-ranked Class C North team — improved to 9-0, extending its regular-season winning streak to 24 games.GSA coach Dwayne Carter said his players needed some fresh exposure to a challenging team because, other than Ellsworth, all of GSA’s wins have been by 16 points or more.“We haven’t had that close game yet, and as a coach, you don’t want your team to become complacent,” Carter said. “So this will pay dividends down the road.”Carter’s squad trailed Ellsworth 9-6 entering the second quarter. But a minute and a half in, junior forward Jarrod Chase sparked GSA by tying the score 11-11 with a 3-pointer — the first of 12 unanswered points over the next four minutes.Boumil, who also scored the key 3-pointer that kept Ellsworth in the game until the final buzzer, ended the scoring drought with a layup to cut GSA’s lead to 20-13.GSA sophomore guard Taylor Schildroth quickly answered with another 3-pointer to steal back momentum, and, seconds later, the ball, which he grabbed on the following Ellsworth drive and converted into another quick two points before halftime.“That was our bad period,” Austin said of Ellsworth. “We struggled just getting easy shots. They made it difficult for us.”Carter credited his team’s defense with earning the cushioned lead that proved critical down the stretch.“I thought we were in control the whole time — especially first half,” Carter said. “In the second half, we got a little too caught up in the game and kind of lost focus.”Ellsworth’s frustration continued into the third quarter when GSA matched all 11 points scored.With 2:28 remaining in the fourth quarter, sophomore guard Zach Harris made up some ground for Ellsworth with four points from the free throw line, cutting GSA’s lead to just 42-36. The opportunity came as a result of technical fouls that forced Schildroth — GSA’s top scorer — out of the game.“After that, the bench players stepped in and really did a good job,” Carter said. “But we missed our free throws.”From there, GSA struggled at the foul line, missing eight of 18 free throws.Ellsworth’s shots under the basket weren’t falling either when Austin sat his starters, down 50-42 in the final minute.“Our shot selection was good, they just weren’t falling,” Austin said. “They never gave up, though. I was proud of that.”GSA put three starters in double digits: Schildroth with 16 points, Chase with 11 and Nick Szwez with a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds.Nick Bagley led all Ellsworth scorers with 13 points.The two teams will meet again Feb. 2 at Ellsworth.Bucksport 40, Dexter 35Bucksport, the Class C North second seed, improved to 7-2 on Monday with a win over Dexter (5-3).Austin Mason led Bucksport with a game-high 12 points.Narraguagus 51, Sumner 43Alex O’Hara paced Sumner with 17 points, and Patrick Pinkham added 10, for Sumner (4-5) en route to Saturday’s loss to Narraguagus (4-2).Greenville 47, DI-S 40Noah Davis led Deer Isle-Stonington (1-6) with 13 points and Crisford Milano added 12 en route to Saturday’s loss at Greenville (4-2).Bucksport 47, Calais 35Tyler Pye led Bucksport (7-2) past Calais (2-5) with 10 points on Saturday. Kyle Jackson chipped in eight points, and Hayden Craig had seven.Ellsworth 51, Caribou 38Ellsworth hit its free throws down the stretch and held off Caribou (3-4) for the win Thursday.Bryce Harmon paced a balanced offensive attack for Ellsworth with 12 points. Bruce St. Peter scored 11 points, and Charlie Libby added nine.MDI 67, Presque Isle 53Russell Kropff led all scorers with 19 points, and Riley Swanson chipped in 14, to pace Mount Desert Island (5-2) to the win over Presque Isle (2-6) on Thursday.Ellsworth 50, Presque Isle 37At Presque Isle on Wednesday, Bryce Harmon led Ellsworth to victory past Presque Isle with 11 points, and Bruce St. Peter added 10.Caribou 60, MDI 57Donovan Savage scored 10 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as Caribou came from behind for a hard-fought victory over MDI on Wednesday.For MDI, Riley Swanson had 16 points, and Russell Kropff added 11.GSA 69, Searsport 36Taylor Schildroth poured in 26 points to lead GSA past Searsport (5-4) on Wednesday.Max Mattson chipped in 14 points for GSA. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016
Le’Veon Bell is upset with the NFL, and it may land him in some trouble.The Jets running back expressed frustration Wednesday after claiming the league has randomly drug tested him five times in the past 10 weeks. Bell said he’s not going to cooperate if he gets tested again. I done had 5 “random” HGH blood test in 10 weeks…@NFL I’m not doing another after today, whatever y’all lookin for it obviously ain’t there & I’m not about to keep allowing y’all to stick me with those dirty ass needles..find the players who really do that HGH BS & get off me..— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 20, 2019MORE: Tua drops out of first round in 2020 NFL Mock DraftBell responded to a few other people who tweeted at him, staying strong in his stance that he won’t participate in another test. One user told him the NFL “is petty” and will test him a sixth time just because of Bell’s tweet. The running back responded, “and I won’t be doin it.”He also pushed back on the notion that he was being tested for drugs like marijuana. He’s had previous issues with the league’s substance abuse policy, serving a two-game suspension in 2015 and a three-game suspension in 2016.you don’t need my blood to test me for marijuana weirdo…I can easily pee in a cup https://t.co/dpLMxC5P8C— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 20, 2019While Bell’s anger is understandable, it could also result in serious consequences. He’s unlikely to face punishment for the tweet itself, but him saying, “I’m not doing another after today” could be an issue in the future. A copy of the NFL and NFLPA’s agreement of the policy for performance-enhancing drugs clearly states that players unwilling to participate are subject to discipline. The policy states, “Players who fail to [appear for testing] without a valid reason as determined by the Independent Administrator will be subject to discipline.”That discipline includes, according to the policy:First-time offense: Fine up to $25,000Second-time offense: Fine of two week’s payThird-time offense: Four-game suspension without payOf course, Bell will need to be tested again at some point this season before we worry about any of that.
Mans explained that the NJDEP is looking both outward and inward to see where the state can plug into federal clean energy initiatives, as well as act as a leader.Mans spoke of an executive order signed by Murphy in May that set a goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity to be generated off New Jersey’s coast by the year 2030.“This is an area where we’re playing a bit of catch up with other coastal states,” Mans said, noting recently announced projects in Massachusetts and New York.The NJDEP has pinpointed four favorable sites at least three miles off the coast of southern New Jersey in federally regulated waters. The state recently concluded several stakeholder meetings, including one in Belmar, and is currently in the midst of a public comment period to better understand the ramifications of developing these sites and what impact they may have on surrounding wildlife, including bird migrations. UPHOLDING PARIS AGREEMENTMans also stated that New Jersey had joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 16 states and Puerto Rico, which is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.President Donald Trump announced in June that he intends to pull the country out of the international accord on Nov. 4, 2020 – the earliest possible withdrawal date – due to cost concerns, job loss and negative impacts on the coal industry.“Just because the United States pulled out of it doesn’t mean that we as a state can’t go and achieve the goals,” Mans said. “There’s a lot we can be doing locally and as a state to make a difference.”This article was first published in the July 26-Aug. 2, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Mans said. “And we can step in to help groups and municipalities financially to purchase land, if and when they find a willing seller.”CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050 “For a long time we did have a state plan that really did try to direct nodes of growth and open space preservation, in conjunction with counties and local entities. And that’s sort of been withering on the vine for the past few years,” said Mans, who was appointed to the NJDEP in February after serving as the executive director of the Keyport-based NY/NJ Baykeeper. By Chris Rotolo | HOLMDEL – Monmouth County is rapidly developing vacant land along its highways and waterfront, but there is a renewed desire by the state to preserve open space.At a July 16 meeting of local environmentalists in Holmdel, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Debbie Mans, said state planning could have an impact on conservation efforts. With approximately 25 members of the Holmdel-based Citizens for Informed Land Use organization in attendance, Mans discussed NJDEP’s agenda under Murphy, including a commitment to completely renewable clean energy by 2050.One aspect of that process includes the NJDEP rejoining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative effort among 10 Northeast and mid-Atlantic states to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, including the placement of mandatory compliance obligations on fossil-fueled power plants.THE POWER OF WIND Though Mans understands that most land use choices are decided at the municipal and county levels, she did state that Gov. Phil Murphy is interested in bringing the idea of conservation back to the forefront with state planning.The mindset of Mans and Murphy is aligned with Two River-area citizens groups like the Neighbors for Waterfront Property in Atlantic Highlands who are working to preserve one of the last remaining tracts of undeveloped land on the Bayshore from being developed into 21 homes, and those in Middletown who are entrenched in a battle to hinder the Village 35 project.“A lot of these choices are very local, but when our regulations are triggered we have permitting authority,”
Jordan Hoodikoff is having his way on the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf circuit.The 18-year-old Grand Forks golfer won for the third time this season, sweeping tournaments at Nelson’s Granite Pointe Saturday and his own Christina Lake course Sunday.Hoodikoff opened the season by capturing the top prize at the Balfour Golf Course.Sunday, Hoodikoff looked at home on the 18 hole, 6685-yard Les Furber-designed course, firing a 3-under-par 69.Tyler McKay, from Rossland/Trail, who tried to make it interesting, finished second with a round or 73.McKay, one-under-par through 14 holes, played well but two late bogies led to a one over par round of 73.In flight play Garrett Underwood from Champion Lake and Brenan Moroney from RTCC both carded identical rounds of 76. The players went to a three-hole playoff before Underwood ended up taking first in the 17-18 year division. Tyler McKay of Rossland took first in the 15-16 year category with Isaac Janzen from Creston getting second with a 78. In the 13 -14-year division Braden McKay from RTCC took first with a 77 and Carson Arcuri from Granite Point taking second. For the first time in years there was a female division with Amber Arnold from Castlegar edging out MacKenzie Field in a two-hole playoff to take first. Both girls posted identical rounds of 88.Rain doesn’t slow Hoodikoff, Granite Pointe’s Renwick secondSaturday, at Granite Pointe, Hoodikoff overcame a chilly day on the links to finish on top the standings with a 4-over-par 76.Hoodikoff finished three-shots in front of Granite Pointe’s Nolan Renwick.Renwick, competing in the 13-14 year division, carded a 79 to finished first in the flight. In division play, Underwood placed first in the 17- 18 division with an 84.Alex Rugg, from Champion Lakes, finished second with an 87.In the 15- 16-year division, Arnold was first with an 88 and Isaac Janzen from Creston was second with a 90. Braden McKay from RTCC was second behind Renwick with an 84.In the skill prizes Underwood won KP for the 15 – 18 year olds and Ryan Fullerton from RTCC won long drive. Jeff Ashton from Castlegar won KP in 14 and under and Braden McKay took the long drive.The Junior Golf season continues Saturday when the tour arrives in Nakusp.
FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo started its second round campaign on a high note as it stopped Far Eastern University in its tracks, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles recovered from their four-set loss to De La Salle at the end of the first round and have won five of their last six games to hike their record to 5-3, the same record as the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With hot teams, Davis, Lillard hot names in MVP discussion MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson It also helped that head coach Tai Bundit was back with the team after he went to Thailand the previous week and that Ponggay Gaston was inserted as one of the team’s libero beside Ria Lo.“Ponggay as a libero was a big factor because she has those strong arms and she can receive well,” said Madayag. “And coach Tai lifts your spirits up because you can see him cheering you on.”Maraguinot paced Ateneo’s offense with 15 points while Kat Tolentino added 11.Toni Rose Basas led FEU’s charge with 10 points as Bernadeth Pons, the fourth-leading scorer of the tournament with 16 points a game, got limited to a season-low five points.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo was firmly in control of the Lady Tamaraws in the third set holding fort throughout the majority of the match.After an 18-14 lead, the Lady Eagles allowed just three more points on the side of the Lady Tamaraws with Jhoanna Maraguinot eventually finishing off FEU with two straight kills.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 folkCaptain Maddie Madayag said their win over FEU was a big morale-booster for them after they saw their then four-game winning streak get snapped at the hands of the Lady Spikers.“This is really a big plus to our confidence and our training really paid off because we showed how we really play,” said Madayag in Filipino. “”We just wanted to do what we normally do in training and this game really boosted our confidence.”
DETROIT — Erik Karlsson will be sidelined for the Sharks tilt with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. His status beyond Sunday’s game is unclear at this point.Karlsson sat out for the last 33:04 of Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets after re-tweaking a groin injury that recently sidelined him for nine games. Despite the setback, head coach Pete DeBoer expressed optimism about Karlsson’s health prior to Sunday’s game.“I don’t think it’s serious, but not playing today,” the Sharks …
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley defender Charlie Taylor: Late Tottenham goal hard to takeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender Charlie Taylor admits defeat at Tottenham was hard to take.Christian Eriksen fired Spurs’ injury-time winner on Saturday.”We worked on it in training this week and it went perfectly well,” said Taylor, who lined up to the left of a three-man central defence.“We were set for what would have been a great point at a very tough away fixture.“It’s absolutely gutting. In terms of losing a game, it’s the worst way you can possibly do it.“After holding on for so long and then to concede in injury time is horrible.“But we are looking more like a typical Burnley team over recent weeks.“We got a good result and a clean sheet last week and again we got so close against a top side, so there were definitely positives from our point of view.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd blocked Mourinho buying Aldeweireldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United blocked former manager Jose Mourinho from signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.The Mirror says United’s board ‘vetoed’ Mourinho’s move for Alderweireld for tactical reasons.Mourinho was axed by United in December after the club recorded their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.The Portuguese was vocal throughout his final months, however, that the club needed to sign a new centre-half.Belgium international Alderweireld fit the bill with his contract nearing expiry at Tottenham.