Wellington 15-year-olds playing in Babe Ruth State Tournament in Garden City this weekend


first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars are the last summer team to represent the community. They are currently playing in the 13-15 year old Kansas State Babe Ruth Tournament in Garden City that starts today and runs through Monday.Wellington played Lakin in the first round game at 2 p.m. today. It the locals won, they will advance to the second round at 1 p.m. on Saturday. If they lose than they will play at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  Other teams in the tournament were: Parsons, Lyons, Frontenac, Cottonwood Valley, Galena and Garden City. The tournament is double elimination.The 15-year-olds were recent winners of the District 3 tournament held at Wellington’s Hibbs-Hooten Field the past weekend. This was a six-team tournament in which Wellington beat fellow Sumner County all-star team Oxford 20-5 in the championship last Sunday.  Wellington pretty much cruised through this tournament. After receiving a first-round bye, Wellington squashed Douglass 22-0. The locals then played Oxford in the first game between the two teams, winning 14-1.After Oxford beat Rose Hill 11-1, Wellington would win the championship game against Oxford.Those receiving special awards in the tournament include:Vs. Douglass: MVP: Chevy Nuss, WOW: Adam Hilts.Vs. Oxford (semifinals): MVP: Dylan Ferguson, WOW: Chevy Nuss.Vs. Oxford (Championship):MVP: Therin Fame. No WOW award was given.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

What does the Georgetown municipality have to celebrate?


first_imgDear Editor,The citizens of our capital city can only hope that the ridiculous suggestion made by the Mayor and Town Clerk of Georgetown a few weeks ago about hosting a week of activities to celebrate the city’s anniversary, estimated to cost a whopping $20 million was either just an April Fools’ joke or merely another municipal ‘pie in the sky’ fantasy that will never see the light of day.Seriously, what does the Georgetown municipality have to celebrate? The bicentenary passed six years ago without any fanfare and their sestercentennial is a way off. City Hall is 129 years old and crumbling to pieces, so there is nothing significant about that milestone, and surely cannot be celebrated until that edifice is fully rehabilitated.Are they going to have a week of fetes whilst the Stabroek wharf remains collapsed; with the Kitty Market that is incomplete, despite the passage of nearly three years and with no market clock working; with the City Hall building on the verge of collapse? With a dilapidated Abattoir that lacks up-to-date amenities, with a ruinous Police training school and with all of the other municipal buildings falling apart? And with the employees and pensioners always having to wait two and three weeks after everyone else in the country, to be paid their wages, salaries and pensions?But who will be celebrating? Will they just be splurging on themselves with an orgy of food and expensive liquor? With fireworks and parades? Or will all of the citizens be invited to join in at the table? And where will the meat for the city banquets come from? I hope not the pig farm at the Le Repentir Cemetery?One wonders whether they have read a 2018 Crime and Safety Report that was released recently by another country and which stated that the roads are hardly maintained while street lighting is sporadic at best? And which urges drivers to beware of stray dogs, sleeping animals and free-range livestock on our roadways, which they said share our narrow, poorly maintained roads which lack sidewalks?Therefore, it is logical to assume that the only things they could be celebrating must be their acquisition of gold star frequent flyer status for gallivanting around the world with no tangible returns, for being able to withhold of hundreds of millions of dollars in employee contributions for GRA, NIS and Credit Union without feeling the brunt of the law? For harassing and chasing vendors around town whilst giving away prime land to friends.It seems as though since City Hall cannot celebrate its successes as there are none. They are attempting to find some humour and merriment in their failures.Sincerely,Nadine Jerricklast_img read more