Binghamton University Basketball players read to children at Johnson City Elementary School

first_img“When I was a kid, we had some older guy come in and help us. So me as an older guy coming in here to help and teach them to be successful just like I is very important,” said Freshman Shooting Guard Lorenzo “Brenton” Mills. They were split into four groups and read a book to the children. The players then answered the students’ questions. Members of the basketball team says it feels good to come out and build relationships with the community. One of the players sang happy birthday to a student who had a birthday in January. The players met with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Johnson City Elementary School to talk about how and why they use reading in their everyday lives. After they finished reading, the basketball players introduced themselves to the students and told them what they’re studying at Binghamton University. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Binghamton University Men’s Basketball Team spent time Monday morning reading to children in our community.last_img read more

Jensen Lynnes breaks Wellington 50 meter record in Winfield

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Nancy Staley · 268 weeks ago I enjoyed reading about how well the swim team, as individuals and as a team, is doing this year. Thank you for explaining the differences in the two course lengths and how that may affect qualifying for District. Good job, Sailfish! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down No one special · 268 weeks ago Way to go Travis! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Vickie Ricke · 268 weeks ago Congratulations, Jensen! Great accomplishment, and best wishes for many more “broken records” ahead! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jennifer Bonham · 268 weeks ago Way to go Jensen!!! You’ve had your eye set on beating Aurora and Savanna’s records from day ONE and you’ve done it!!! You’ve officially booted the second Bonham girl out of the Wellington Swim Team Records. 🙂 We’re so proud of you!! Your hard work and determination has totally paid off. Congratulations! Report Reply 1 reply · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 268 weeks ago Jennifer, I gave you a thumbs up on your comment. That was classy. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down bina72003 22p · 268 weeks ago Super proud of you Travis! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Carol Hadorn · 268 weeks ago Bliss, you do an excellent job of reporting the team results. Congratulations to all of the swimmers! Your hard work is showing in the times. Keep up the good work. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kimberly Langford · 268 weeks ago Very nice article! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago 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 comments Jensen Lynnes breaks Sailfish record in 50 freestyle.By Bliss Baird, Wellington swim team correspondent — Records are a bit like time capsules. They wait, buried somewhere deep in computer systems or languishing in files until, suddenly, one is broken. Then, the entire list is catapulted into the light and poured over meticulously by wide-eyed, aspiring young athletes.The names represent swimmers who set goals and attended practices and raced hard and did not give up and, finally, left their mark on their team. The list with its patchwork of names and dates testifies that any young swimmer can follow in their footsteps or – should I say – can surpass their splash.Jensen Lynnes, daughter of Chad and Jenoa Lynnes of Wellington, went into the Winfield meet last Tuesday with her sights set on the Wellington swim team record books. By the end, she had added her own page. Despite being the only ten and under swimmer in a heat of eleven and twelve year-olds, Lynnes entered the 50 Free with the top seed and won handily.Better yet, she shaved over a second off her time. Best of all, Lynnes seized the team record for the 9-10 girls age-group, previously set by Savanna Bonham in July of 2009. Lynnes already holds four long course and five short course team records, and she is not the only current swim team member to have earned a spot in the record books. Swimmers Marisa Black and Chance Hamel, Coaches Lyndsie Oathout and Devin McCue, and yours truly hold records.Achieving a team record rarely happens all at once. Many Wellington swimmers took steps towards this goal through personal records, the fancy title for best times. Eliesse McComb cut the most time in a single race: 1 minute 22 seconds on her 100 Free. Despite losing her goggles, Emberly Gonzalez cut 1 minute 5 seconds in an electrifying 100 Free. While an improvement of that magnitude is remarkable at any age, it is extremely rare for an older swimmer. Gonzalez did not stop there, though, cutting just under twenty seconds on her 200 IM for the greatest sum of the night. Travis Cody, Rogan Wetta, Ashlyn Sowersby, Derick Kotchavar, Makenna Wylie, Mya Sowersby, Alec Gonzalez, Colin Green, Aidan Young, and Averie Burns also cut ten or more seconds from one of their races. Cody even achieved the double-digit distinction in all his individual events!Tuesday’s meet was notable for another reason. Winfield is a long course pool, the first Wellington has encountered this season. The 50 meter design (long course meter or LCM) is preferred by USA Swimming for the summer season and required for most elite meets (including the Olympics), but it is not always swimmers’ favorite. Wellington’s home pool is 25 meters (short course meters or SCM), which looks far less intimidating and allows twice as many turns. Because it is very difficult to train for long course meets in a short course pool, racing long course is a challenging transition no matter a swimmer’s ability or experience. However, adjusting is crucial to end-of-season success since League Finals, Districts, and Championships are all swam on 50 m pools.Previous District qualifiers Chance Hamel, Jensen Lynnes, and Jordan Thompson took advantage of the opportunity to dramatically improve their seeds by achieving District’s LCM time standard. Missouri Valley has created different time standards for long course and short course pools and gives preference to long course qualifiers.For example, if Swimmer A secures an LCM qualifying time and Swimmer B gains an SCM qualifying time, Swimmer A will be placed in a faster heat than Swimmer B at Districts even if A barely snuck in by 0.01 seconds and B crushed the time standard by twenty. Lynnes’ record-breaking 50 Free also earned her another event at Missouri Valley Championships.This week’s top finishers were:Seth Brown (Second – 13-14 Boys 200 Free)Travis Cody (First – 9-10 Boys 50 Fly)Rose Dickinson (Second – 13-14 Girls 200 Free; Third – 50 Free)Kage Farley (Third – 9-10 Boys 50 Free)Alec Gonzalez (Third – 9-10 Boys 50 Back)Emberly Gonzalez (Second – 13-14 Girls 50 Free; Second – 200 IM)Cat Green (Second – 15-18 Girls 200 Free)Colin Green (First – 11-12 Boys 50 Breast; Second – 100 Free)Chance Hamel (First – 13-14 Boys 50 Free; Second – 100 Breast; Second – 200 IM)Derick Kotchavar (Second – 13-14 Boys 100 Free; Third – 50 Free; Third – 100 Back)Dakota Lynnes (Third – 13-14 Boys 100 Free; Third – 200 IM)Jensen Lynnes (First – 9-10 Girls 50 Free; First – 50 Back; First 200 IM)Quinn McCue (First – 13-14 Boys 400 Free; Second – 50 Free; Second – 100 Fly)Ashlyn Sowersby (Third – 9-10 Girls 50 Back; Third – 50 Breast)Jordan Thompson (Third – 15-18 Girls 50 Free; Third – 100 Back; Third – 100 Free)Alexis Tracy (Third – 13-14 Girls 100 Breast)Teylin Wartick (Third – 9-10 Girls 100 Free)Maddox Wylie (Second – 9-10 Boys 50 Breast)Aidan Young (First – 11-12 Boys 200 IM; Second – 50 Free)Aurora Young (Second – 9-10 Girls 100 Free)Terrell Zani (Third – 15-18 Boys 50 Free)Averie Burns, Ashlyn Sowersby, Aurora Young, and Jensen Lynnes (First – 9-10 Girls 200 Free Relay)Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Airtel 2019 Kabaka run set for April 7

first_img“In line with our three-year theme, we intend to continue driving awareness about the sickle cell disease,” Somasekhar said, “Last year we donated over 140,000 sickle cell testing kits to Uganda National Health Laboratory Services procured from the proceeds of this prestigious run.”Share on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom have launched the 2019 edition of the annual Airtel Kabaka run at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange Mengo.This year’s run will be held on April 7, 2019 and the tickets are on sale at Shs10, 000. Airtel’s Uganda MD V.G. Somasekhar called on Ugandans to always join in the noble cause to alleviate the sickle cell disease through participating in the run.last_img read more

Broward Students Hospitalized After Eating Mystery “Candy” at School

first_imgAt least eight students from Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City had to be taken to a hospital after reportedly eating what one of them called “candy,” according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Sergeant Donald Prichard says that one of the eight students brought the item onto campus.He adds,“Their conditions were not life-threatening. There was no indication anyone was poisoned.”The parents were notified and the students, who range in age from 10 to 12, were treated and released.It was not immediately known what the “candy” contained, although the Broward Sheriff’s crime lab will make that determination.No criminal charges have been filed, although Prichard adds that the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Body found in Jupiter Farms near area of search for missing firefighter

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body has been found in Jupiter Farms near the area where rescuers were searching for a missing Broward County firefighter.The discovery was made Tuesday afternoon.James Von Minden was last seen Friday night after his truck hit a tree near the intersection of Randolph Siding Road and Alexander Run.Authorities had a running theory that the firefighter may have suffered a head injury in the accident and may have walked off disoriented or have been injured.While the body was found in the area of search for Minden, authorities have not identified the victim.last_img read more