Men’s tennis: Early season test awaits Badgers on West Coast

first_imgWhile the University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s tennis team have performed solidly since the new year, beating teams like UW-Green Bay and East Tennessee State handily, they have folded to fellow larger programs like No. 14 Mississippi State University and unranked University of Kentucky.In each of those matches, the Badgers lost 4-1, claiming the doubles point via the formidable No. 3 in the nation pairing of seniors Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge, but failing to capitalize in any of the singles matches.In the Mississippi State match, the Badgers lack of firepower was especially apparent, given that their opponents boasted four ranked singles players compared to Wisconsin’s none.Men’s tennis star Josef Dodridge breaks into national rankingWith so many sports happening during the fall, it can be easy for fans to overlook the University of Wisconsin Read…Against Oregon, they will also face a deficit on paper, but not a huge one. Oregon, too, has been handily beating the small fries but struggling to defeat any whoppers.In the doubles, as long as the Badgers continue the play that has won them six points in a row, the 17 ranked Oregon’s No. 1 doubles team should not give them too much trouble.In the singles column, though, the Badgers will have to use their veteran savvy to tough things out.Men’s Hockey: Badgers take on Wolverines, enter home stretch of regular seasonThe Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Team enters February riding a three-game winning streak and preparing to face a critical point in Read…Unranked Badger’s No. 1 singles Dodridge will have his hand’s full with Oregon’s best player, Thomas Laurent, a sophomore who is ranked as high as sixth in the nation. Dodridge will have to use all of his veteran savvy to eke out any sort of result against the uber-talented underclassmen.After Laurent, though, the path grows easier. The remaining Badgers like Carranza and sophomore Daniel Soyfer will face off against a solid crew of likewise unranked players, all winnable matches if the Badgers play at their best.After a rest day, the Badgers will head further up the Pacific Northwest to face off against the Washington Huskies, another big name unranked school that has beaten a bunch of smaller teams and even held No. 14 University of Michigan to a close 4-3 match.Graham Mertz: The answer at quarterback?Playing quarterback for the University of Wisconsin Badgers is a good gig. Fans will treat any completed pass like they Read…The doubles frame should not be too bad for the Badgers given their run of recent play, and that Washington cannot boast any doubles pairing on the rankings ladder.For singles, the best Huskie singles player is 48 ranked Jake Douglass, who took a match from a top 20 player against Michigan. Playing against Douglass will complete a very tough weekend for UW’s Dodridge.After that, the path again grows easier, as the Badgers will face a team sans any other unranked members.Football: Wisconsin ends 2017 regular season undefeated, brings axe home to MadisonPaul Bunyan’s axe is returning to Madison after the University of Wisconsin football team trounced the Minnesota Golden Gophers during Read…Overall, this weekend will provide a nice middle ground in which this Badgers team can test their mettle. Oregon and Washington’s teams are talented no doubt, but not on the level of Mississippi State. If the Badgers can eke out a weekend sweep or even a split, it could prove to be the start of building some momentum going forward.last_img read more

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Hearts coach Herbert Addo confident of victory over Djoliba

first_imgGhana Premier league side Hearts of Oak are optimistic of their chances ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup game against AC Djoliba on Friday.A 27-member delegation arrived in Bamako on Wednesday afternoon having left Accra by air.The Phobians will be given the chance to hold their final training session at the venue of the match on Thursday evening.Hearts coach Herbert Addo is hoping to record a favourable away result to make the second leg in Ghana a mere formality.“We did it in Senegal against our last opponents Olympique de Ngor so going away to Mali does not mean we can’t win,” he told Joy Sports.  “We are very hopeful of a good result in Mali and my players are well aware of what is at stake especially when you play away in tournaments of this nature. “Our form has been consistent and that makes me happy, we are not under any pressure and I know we can come home with a good result which obviously will make the second leg a mere formality.”The Accra-based club is now the only remaining local side in Africa this season following the early elimination of Asante Kotoko from the Caf Champions League.“We have a huge task ahead of us knowing very well that we are the only remaining Ghanaian side but that does not put pressure on us,” he added.Hearts won the maiden edition of the competition in 2004 when they defeated arch rivals Asante Kotoko 8-7 on penalties after the two legs ended 2-2.Hearts 18-man squad for Djoliba clash Goalkeepers: Soulama Abdulaye, Tetteh LuggardDefenders: Joseph Owusu Bempah, Fatau Mohammed, Shaun October, Isaac Oduro, Vincent Atinga (Leornard Taiwiah), Kwaku Andoh, Philip Boampong, Robin GnagneMidfielder: Kofi Abanga (Issah Mumumi), Emmanuel Saban Laryea, Paul Acquah, Richard Yamoah , Isaac MensahAttackers: Foovi Aguidi, Gilbert Fiamenyor, Eric Kumi GFA REPA.A. LAWAL (Eastern Regional Football Association Chairman)– TECHNICAL MEN:Herbert Addo (Head Coach)Dauda Lutterodt (Assistant Coach)Eddie Ansah (Goalkeepers trainer)Sabbah Quaye (Team Manager)Okyere Baffuor (Physiotherapist)Aliu Adjetey (Masseur)center_img OFFICIALS:Gerald Ankrah (The club’s Managing Director)Joe Addo (The club’s Corporate Affairs Manager)Muheed Said (Media Officer)Hackman Aidoo (Administrative Manager)last_img read more

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PSE Offers Free LED Light Bulbs To Olympia Area Black Friday…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Puget Sound EnergyPuget Sound Energy residential electric customers planning to hit stores early for Black Friday shopping may receive a free energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulb from PSE. On Nov. 23, the first 50 people at participating Best Buy and Fred Meyer stores will receive a free 40W equivalent LED bulb.LED bulbs use less energy than either incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, last years longer and are dimmable.Best Buy shoppers will receive a free Insignia 9W LED bulb, a $14 value; Fred Meyer shoppers will receive a free Tulip LED bulb, a $17 value.Best Buy – 1240 Marvin Rd NE in Lacey or 625 Black Lake Blvd SW in OlympiaFred Meyer – 700 Sleater Kinney Rd SE in Lacey or 555 Trosper Rd SW in Tumwaterlast_img

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Local Cleaning Company Wants Your Dust

first_imgTelescoping dusting polesGreat for tall ceilings, skylights and anything really high up Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectMaid Perfect’s tools of the trade to keep your house dust free.“To dust or not to dust, that is the question”. Dusting can become a second priority because of our busy lives in today’s society.  It can become challenging sometimes to just get the dishes done and pick up around the house. Yet we remain frustrated because our home is not as clean as we would really like it to be, if we only had the time. So dusting is thrown by the wayside along with a whole other list of things we would like to do.What is dust?There are two kinds of dust, indoor and outdoor . Outdoor dust contains just about anything that can be broken down into small bits and transported through the air such as pollen, allergens, sand, dirt and mold spores. Indoor dust contains lint from rugs, pet dander, hair and other household items. Dust gives modern pollutants something to stick to and the average house can accumulate up to 40lbs of dust per year. So dusting is good for your health and also makes your home look great.What are the tools of the trade?There are many different  varieties of dusting devices you can use. Here are a few that Maid Perfect uses. Swiffers (short & long)Designed to attract dust, great for hard to reach areas Microfiber clothesDesigned to hold large amounts of dust, washable, great for general dusting. Facebook21Tweet0Pin0center_img Dusting ToolBenefits Multi-surface cleanersWork well for caked on dust Is there a correct method for dusting?At Maid Perfect we recommend to chose the proper tool for the job and dust left to right, top to bottom. By doing this you won’t miss anything and it stirs up less dust.These are the most commonly missed areas when dusting:BaseboardsExtension dusters clean hard to reach places.Ceiling fansLampshadesBlindsTops of cabinetsUnder nick knacksVentsWindow tracksHelpful tips: Use furniture oil sparingly because overuse can lead to a buildup and make it difficult to dust later.Dust about one to two times per month is usually all you need.Regular dusting of blinds can prevent more work later or even replacement.Lack of dusting can damage furniture.Maid Perfect specializes in Residential and Commercial cleaning for the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater areas we are licensed, insured and all of our employees are background checked. We look forward to helping you. Bids are always free.Call 360-402-6248 to schedule an appointment or visiti us online at www.maidperfectolympia.com.last_img read more

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GRADE I WINNER HOPPERTUNITY & BIG CAZANOVA HEAD FIELD OF 11 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Grade I winner Hoppertunity returns to Santa Anita and makes his 4-year-old debut as he heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes going 1 1/16 miles.Winner of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 15, the former 3-year-old sensation ran second to the now Eclipse nominated California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby April 5. Trainer Bob Baffert scratched Hoppertunity from the Kentucky Derby just days before the race citing a foot issue and was off until Oct. 29 when he returned and ran second in an allowance race here at Santa Anita.The colt by Any Given Saturday went on to win the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 28, thus putting to rest any doubts of his ability as he garnered a career best Beyer speed figure of 104.The Kentucky-bred 4-year-old owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman is 7-3-2-0 overall with $950,675 in earnings.Trainer Peter Miller sends out Big Cazanova, who was placed seventh through the disqualification of Moreno (who cut off Wicked Strong during the race resulting in him clipping heels and dropping rider Rajiv Maragh) in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Sept. 27.Big Cazanova went on to run fifth in the Grade II Las Vegas Marathon Stakes Oct. 31 before winning the Grade III Native Diver Stakes at 1 1/8 at Del Mar Nov. 29.The Argentine-bred ridgling by Giant’s Causeway has only run in the U.S. since April, 2014 and trains at San Luis Rey Downs.Owned by Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, Brous Stable and Dona Licha the 6-year-old chestnut is 20-4-6-6 overall with earnings of $393,692.Trainer Sean McCarthy sends out Majestic Harbor who last ran in the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 1. Thirteenth, behind Bayern, California Chrome and Shared Belief, Majestic Harbor “Had a fine trip, but he just didn’t have that much to keep up,” said jockey Tyler Baze following the Grade I attempt.Winner of the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 28, the 7-year-old by Rockport Harbor will attempt to return to form in Saturday’s San Pasqual. Owned by Gallant Stable, he is 26-6-6-4 overall with earnings of $674,014.Trainer Jorge Inda will send out Bronzo for just the second time in his U.S. career Saturday. Fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile Oct. 31, Bronzo has been training consistently at Santa Anita and will stretch out in the San Pasqual with new rider, Hall-of-Famer Gary Stevens.The Chilean-bred 6-year-old gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus is owned by Don Alberto Stable and is 20-11-1-4 overall with earnings of $272,752.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Tonito M. comes off a second in the Zia Park Derby Nov. 26 and won the Grade III Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Sept. 28. The 4-year-old colt by Rock Hard Ten will break from the far outside and will retain the services of current leading rider, Rafael Bejarano.Owned by M Racing Group, he is 14-7-3-2 overall with earnings of $491,812.The complete field for Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 118; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 123; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 120; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 118; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 118; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 120; Salto Dl Indio, Joe Talamo, 118; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 118; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 118; Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 120.                 First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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