Rose announces the addition of Jesse Wade to BYU basketball

first_img Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Coach Dave Rose announced today that guard Jesse Wade has enrolled in school and officially joined the BYU men’s basketball program. After sitting out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Wade will have three seasons of eligibility.Wade, a 6-foot-1 guard, comes to Provo from Gonzaga where he played his freshman season in 2017-18. At Gonzaga, Wade appeared in 20 games and posted season highs of nine points, three rebounds and three steals.A native of Kaysville, Utah, Wade prepped at Davis High School where he played for Jay Welk and Chad Sims. As a senior in 2014-15, Wade was named Mr. Basketball by the Deseret News and was the No. 1 recruit in Utah according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com. That season he averaged 26.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game while leading Davis to a record of 20-4 overall (11-1 in region play) and a trip to the 5A semifinals.During his junior season at Davis, Wade averaged 17.6 points per game to go along with 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. He earned first-team all-state honors and led the Darts to the 5A state semifinals. As a sophomore, Wade averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals while earning third-team all-state honors.Wade concluded his high school career with 1,367 points, 207 3-point field goals, 208 assists and 164 steals. Following his high school career, Wade served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France. Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/Jesse Wade September 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rose announces the addition of Jesse Wade to BYU basketballlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Andy Mientus is Back in Les Miz & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Side Show Wasn’t Live in Times Square Turns out that the live broadcast in Times Square of Side Show ‘s Act One finale on the revival’s opening night wasn’t so live after all. The New York Times reports that the “Who Will Love Me as I Am?,” number had been recorded at a previous performance. Whatever the case, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett are the real deal who sing the tuner live eight shows a week at the St. James Theatre, and we love them as they are. View Comments Andy Mientus is Back in Les Miz Our hearts are full of love at this news. Andy Mientus returns to his starring role of Marius in Les Miz on November 19. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner had been on hiatus while he filmed his two-episode arc on The Flash. Understudies Chris McCarrell and Matt Rosell had been stepping in, in his absence. Welcome back, Andy! Own a Piece of Hairy Hedwig History Hedwig fan? You can own Neil Patrick Harris’ original Miss Beehive 1963 wig that was used in the first portion of his Tony-winning run as the internationally ignored song stylist. Designed by Mike Potter and styled by legendary N.Y. drag queen Perfidia, the wig is being auctioned off to benefit New York Stage and Film.last_img read more

Man busted for impersonating an officer

first_imgRushville, IN—A Rush County man was arrested on an accusation of impersonating a police officer.According to the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, someone called dispatch on June 27 to report a possible police impersonator that was trying to make a traffic stop.The car looked similar to a common police cruiser. The caller followed the vehicle after the initial encounter and reported the location to dispatchers. Deputies stopped the car on State Road 244.Deputies stated the vehicle did look like a police car. When they searched it, they found numerous police-related items, including a badge, and a firearm. The driver, David Duncan-Hobbs, 28, was also wearing a shirt and baseball hat with the word “sheriff” on them. Deputies arrested him on one count of impersonation of a public servant.Rush County Sheriff’s Department said the citizen who called about Duncan-Hobbs knew something was wrong and called 911, allowing deputies to locate the suspect and his car.Police remind citizens that anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation should call 911.last_img read more

What does the Raptors’ NBA Finals win mean for the Drake curse?

first_imgView this post on Instagram Steph Curry congratulating Drake on Toronto’s championship over the phone!! #respect via @closeup360 pic.twitter.com/lSKf9azNSa— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 14, 2019MORE: Jeremy Lin is an NBA champion and Twitter wants to talk about MeloBut even putting all of that aside, there’s a deeper message to be learned here from the Raptors’ win as it relates to the Drake curse. For a better understanding, let’s go through the history of Drake’s sports fandom and see why the curse existed in the first place.Drake was known as a fair weather fanBefore the curse existed, people would just make fun of Drake for switching teams so often. There were multiple stories written about how he’d always find a new team to cheer on, even if they didn’t make much sense.One of the more famous teams connected to Drake are the Kentucky Wildcats. Why does Drake like Kentucky? There’s no obvious answer anywhere on the internet other than the idea that Drake likes winners, and Kentucky won a lot before the curse revealed itself.There was even a weird moment when Drake nestled himself under DeMarcus Cousins’ arm while donning a Kentucky jacket.MORE: 7 key stats from the Raptors’ NBA Finals winAnd who can forget Lonely Drake?why drake look like he got left alone at the mall and can’t find his mom pic.twitter.com/paE83mPsmn— بِجال القاسم (@bxjv) April 8, 2014In addition to the Wildcats, Drake has connected himself to Texas A&M (for Johnny Manziel), Alabama (no real reason), Serena Williams (the two reportedly kissed at least once), Connor McGregor (again, no real reason), Anthony Joshua (still no reason) and almost every European soccer team.During the NFL playoffs conference championship round earlier this year, Drake joked by wearing a shirt with logos of the Patriots, Chiefs, Rams and Saints on it as a way not to curse any of the teams. But both conference championship games went into overtime for the first time in NFL history. A true showing of power for the curse.What does this all tell us about the Drake curse? Got one. 👌🏽A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:19am PDT Many were quick to celebrate the death of the Drake curse following the Raptors’ Game 6 victory over the Warriors on Thursday night. But is the curse really broken?After all, Drake has strong connections to the Warriors. He has referenced them in many songs, and he even has tattoos of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant on his arm. Drake is so close to Curry, the Warriors star talked to the rapper on the phone after Curry’s team lost the NBA Finals. The Drake curse is telling the rapper to quit hopping on the bandwagons of other teams. Be true to yourself, Drake. Root for the teams you were meant to root for, and good things will happen. If he continues to just celebrate other people’s accomplishments without also traveling on the road to success, he’ll just end up cursing them. For now, go ahead and celebrate that Finals win. MORE: 3 reasons why the Raptors beat the WarriorsThe Raptors were one of the few (perhaps the only) teams/people that actually made sense for Drake’s fandom. He is a huge basketball fan and is from Toronto. No one can question why he’s loyal to the Raptors. And perhaps that’s exactly why they won the NBA Finals. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/69/74/drake-toronto-raptors-ftr_1lfm4yzb2vxz91f7oh1vc24u07.png?t=1442335275&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Gonzaga lands Jalen Suggs, a top-10 recruit in 2020 class

first_imgJalen Suggs announced Friday where he plans to be playing basketball and attending college later in 2020.The 6-5 combo guard said on ESPN that he will be joining No. 1 Gonzaga next season. Suggs chose the Bulldogs over Florida, Florida State, Iowa State and home-state Minnesota (Suggs was born in Minneapolis and is attending high school there). DeCOURCY: There’s no safe bet to win 2020 NCAA TournamentBreaking: Jalen Suggs, the No. 6 overall player in the class of 2020, announces his commitment to Gonzaga. pic.twitter.com/xhDYcGiVe1— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 4, 2020″I chose Gonzaga because really the family feel for one and for two, the scheme and the way I think it’s perfect for me to come in and do my thing with the bigs that they have right now,” Suggs told 247Sports.com. “I see myself going in there and making an impact right away.”There’s a good chance Suggs might not suit up for Gonzaga, however. He’s keeping open the option of playing professionally overseas out of high school, following the path of his friend RJ Hampton.”That’s something where (if) it’s presenting itself and the contract and everything is looking right, then we will go ahead and get moving with that, but until then, I’m just going to keep taking my time and be focused on Gonzaga,” Suggs told 247Sports.com. Suggs, a second cousin of Chiefs pass-rusher Terrell Suggs, is ranked 10th overall by 247Sports in its Class of 2020, while ESPN has him rated sixth.He has been a fixture for Team USA over the past three years, playing on teams that won gold at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup and the FIBA Americas 2017 U16 championship. He scored 15 points in the U19 gold medal-winning game against Mali last year.Gonzaga coach Mark Few has extensive experience as a coach for USA Basketball, his ties dating to 2009. He was an assistant for the select squad that helped train the men’s senior team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He was also a part of Gregg Popovich’s staff for the senior team’s minicamp last July, as The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., noted.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2015

first_imgSaturday, April 25, 2015•3:50 a.m. Officers investigated Driving Under the Influence and Defective Brake Light in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington.•4:12 a.m. Thomas J. Stewart, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.•5:13 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject by known subject in the 100 block N. Plum, Wellington.•10:51 a.m. Officers took a report of a vicious animal in the 300 block E. 11th, Wellington by known owner.•1:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Dylan M Hay, 25, Wellington and Morris D. Kemper, 52, Wellington.•1:50 p.m. Dylan M. Hay, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving.•1:50 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.•1:50 p.m. Morris D. Kemper, 52, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.•2:07 p.m. Dylan M. Hay, 25, Wellington was arrested on Sumner County warrants for failure to appear are confined for original charge of obstruction of law enforcement officers.•3 p.m. Elizabeth J. Hamilton, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct in the 900 block. N. C, Wellington.•8:20 p.m. Joshua M. Asbury, WM, 22, ity was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.•8:45 p.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a fixed object/gas meter owned by Kansas Gas Service, Arkansas City, Kans. Wellington Police notes for Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26, 2015Friday, April 24•7:33 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. 14th, Wellington by known subject(s).•4:00 p.m. Sandra J. McNevin, 66, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for fail to yield right of way.•4:20 p.m. Tracy A. Martin, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•5:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•5:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. G, Wellington.•8:26 p.m. Officers took a report of disturbing the peace in the 300 block S. Olive, Wellington by a known suspect.•10:12 p.m. Justin W. Corter,  32, Wellington was arrested, charged  and confinced with aggravated battery, obstruction of law enforcement officers and criminal damage to property.•11:39 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington by known suspect(s). Sunday, April 26, 2015•12:51 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block N. C, Wellington.•6:34 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property, battery and criminal trespass in 900 block by known suspect, N. Washington, Wellington by a known suspect.•7:01 a.m. Dustin M. Glenn, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property, battery and criminal trespass.•7:21 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. High, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington by a known subject(s).•4:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. G, Wellington.last_img read more

A Vigil Against Hate

first_imgRED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Time to purchase that Lotto ticket! Lewis rink scores 8-ender

first_img No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for  my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816last_img read more