Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game raises $30,000

first_imgThe Vermont Lake Monsters are pleased to announce that $ 30,000 has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, as part of the June 29 event at Centennial Field.  The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of Veterans and Active-Duty Soldiers and Marines who have lost a limb(s) in post 9/11 combat, tour nationally to raise awareness of the sacrifices of these brave soldiers, while giving communities across our great country an opportunity to show their support of our true heroes. ‘It was an honor to assist in the creation of the Burlington, Vermont, event,’says Vermont Lake Monsters Vice President Kyle Bostwick.  ‘The outpouring of support in both preparation and participation of this event, that showcases the sacrifices that these soldiers have made should make us all be proud to be a part of our community.’Monies for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team were raised through a two day event that was highlighted by an exhibition softball game featuring former Major League Pitchers Bill ‘Spaceman’Lee and Len Whitehouse, Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling, Silver Screen Actor and Vermont resident Luis Guzman, actor, producer, and writer Rusty ‘The Logger’ Dewees, country music star Jamie Lee Thurston, and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger. In addition substantial revenues for the event were raised through generous donations by The Pizzagalli Foundation, Jolley Associates, Farrell Distributing, Yankee Medical, Select Design, Lake Champlain Cruises, and REM Development.A ceremonial check presentation will occur today with WWAST manager David Van Sleet in attendance, July 29th, prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters home game against the Lowell Spinners at Centennial Field at 7:05PM.www.vermontlakemonsters.com(link is external) or www.woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org(link is external)last_img read more

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Rio History: Who Dunnit?

first_img RelatedRio History: Treasure Hunting on South Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Our first story begins in a cloud of dust. Jeff Erkenbrack and a friend were in the process of demolishing a six inch block wall to make room for an expansion of Running Etc., a sporting goods store located in Virginia Beach when they…June 23, 2017In “News”Two arrested in aggravated robbery of elderly man for $4By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Two Brownsville men have been charged with aggravated robbery after they allegedly beat a 74-year-old man who was fishing at the Jaime Zapata Boat ramp on Highway 48, said Sheriff Omar Lucio Monday. The man, whose name was not released, was fishing at…August 4, 2015In “News”Remembering Elizabeth SweetenBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS It wasn’t like a John Grisham courthouse thriller, but the recent jury sentencing trial of Ronnie Huerta was fascinating in its own merit.  Huerta confessed to driving the motorcycle that struck and killed pedestrian Elizabeth Sweeten in March 2018. He had been drinking…October 4, 2019In “News” Share By STEVE HATHCOCKSpecial to the PRESSJeff Erkenbrack and a friend were in the process of demolishing a six inch block wall to make room for an expansion of Running Etc., a sporting goods store located in Virginia Beach when they found the first artifacts: a collection of vintage beer cans.  They continued jackhammering until another section of the wall fell and that was when Jeff spotted two women’s wallets jammed into the upper part of the wall.Considering their age, the contents of the clutches were in absolutely pristine condition. A Social Security card was still white. Also preserved were a dozen photos in each, assorted cards and driver’s licenses, (none dated after 1964), but no money. Both wallets contained names though, so after consulting the phone book Erkenbrack began leaving messages on a number of answering machines. His efforts paid off and by the end of the day he had reached the owners of both wallets who were quite surprised at his find.Dell Dean, owner of one of the wallets, worked as a secretary for an insurance company located upstairs in the building Erkenbrack was remodeling. She remembered how hurt she felt when her purse went missing from her desk back in 1963. Until that incident she had felt safe in that office, surrounded mostly by employees and the loss ate at her. After all, everyone is a suspect in these cases and oftentimes the wrong person is blamed.Still, she laughed when Erkenbrack gave her the all-but-forgotten blue plaid wallet, thick with black-and-white photos, library and identification cards and even a 3-cent stamp. “I can’t thank you enough,” she said as she hugged him.Rose Ann Moore worked as a secretary, too, only her office was located in a department store around the corner. She remembered stashing her leather wallet in the pocket of her winter coat which hung on a hook in her office, but a quick fingered thief managed to find it. She felt violated, too.No one knows how the wallets ended up in the wall but both women remember that at the time, there was construction going on in the building. It would be anyone’s guess as to the culprits’ identity, so the thief remains at large, but Rose Ann sees God’s hand in getting back what she once thought was gone forever. ”It’s not worth much money” she told a reporter, “but it gives hope to people that they’ll have something returned to them that they lost,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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No. 19 West Florida Survives Grueling First Day With 1-1 Record

first_img Molly Pearce tallied 51 assists in UWF’s 3-2 win over No. 14 Indianapolis (Photo by Ron Besser) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In a marathon first day of the season, the No. 19 West Florida volleyball team came out with an even record in two five-set matches, falling to Ashland in the day’s first match and defeating No. 14 Indianapolis in the nightcap.  The Argonauts will continue play at the UIndy Invitational hosted by Indianapolis with two more matches on Saturday.Ashland def. #19 West Florida 25-23,18-25,21-25,25-23,15-10 The Argonauts (1-1) started slow in their first set of the day, dropping six of the first seven points to Ashland (1-0).  UWF took advantage of a string of Ashland errors late in the set to come within one point at 17-16, but the Eagles responded with five unanswered points, including three on UWF errors, to take a 22-16 lead.  Junior outside hitter Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai College) and sophomore middle hitter Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS) led the Argonauts’ charge back, but a Brittany Snider kill clinched the 25-23 win for the Eagles in the first set.UWF picked up the pace in the second and third sets, winning by comfortable margins of 25-18 and 25-21, respectively.  The Argos were especially strong on the attack in the third set, hitting .303 as a team.  Homme and sophomore middle hitter Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa/Southeast Missouri State) each tallied four kills in the third, and Homme did not commit an error and Bellairs just one.The Argonauts carried their momentum into the fourth set, jumping out to an eight-point lead at 16-8.  The Eagles started chipping away, and eventually went on a 7-2 run to close the gap to three at 21-18.  The Eagles finally tied the score at 22-22.  A Christine Bach kill put the Argonauts up by one, but Ashland scored the next three points to win 25-23 and force a deciding fifth set.UWF once again led early in the fifth set, taking a 6-3 lead after the teams traded attacking and service errors, but Ashland pulled away late and scored seven of the last eight points to clinch the match win.  The Argonauts struggled with consistency in the fifth set, hitting -.067 with four errors and just three kills.Bellairs had a strong UWF debut at middle hitter, swinging .450 with 12 kills and just three errors.  She also led the team, along with Homme, with five blocks on defense.  Bach and freshman outside hitter Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) were also active on defense, tallying 15 and 13 digs, respectively.  Sophomore setter Molly Pearce (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon County HS) captained the UWF attack with 36 assists.  The Argonauts struggled with 15 service errors, the most for UWF in a single match since 2005.#19 West Florida def. #14 Indianapolis 28-26,25-23,24-26,22-25,15-12 The Argonauts’ second match of the day was a highly anticipated match between two ranked teams, including No. 14 Indianapolis (0-1) on their home court.  The match lived up to its billing, as no one set was decided by more than three points.Duyn, Homme and sophomore outside hitter Christine Bach led UWF to a 28-26 win in the first set, as the trio combined for 14 kills with just four errors.  The set included five tied scores, but the Argonauts would not take a lead until rallying from behind to lead 24-23.  The teams traded points, but a kill by Duyn and a block by Bellairs and Duyn on the next point clinched the set in UWF’s favor.The Argos had to come from behind in the second set, falling behind 7-2 early.  UWF relied on Duyn again for 15 attacks, and she converted six for kills.  The second set was much more back-and-forth, featuring six different lead changes and five tied scores, but the Argos came out on top 25-23.The third set was more of the same, as no team led by more than five points.  Indianapolis pulled out the 26-24 win to stay alive, and they kept the momentum into the fourth set with a 25-22 victory.  The Argonauts came out focused to start the fifth and deciding set, as they scored the first four points, including two kills by junior outside hitter Leah Buchanan (Winter Park, Fla./Hillsborough CC).  The Argos held their lead to the end, clinching the win on a kill by Homme.Duyn starred for UWF in her second match, scoring a double-double with a team-high 21 kills and 19 digs.  Homme also reached the 20-kills mark and hit .255 for the match.  Junior libero Anna Stoecklein (St. Charles, Mo./Missouri) came through on defense, tallying 25 digs, and Bellairs blocked five attacks.  Finally, Pearce topped the 50-assist mark, finishing with 51.The Argonauts will finish play at the UIndy Invitational on Saturday, Sep. 3, facing No. 10 Hillsdale at 12:30 p.m. ET and Northern Kentucky at 8 p.m. ET.  For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img No. 19 West Florida Survives Grueling First Day With 1-1 Recordlast_img read more

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Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logos

first_imgAll Activity Page 1 of 10   Sign in to follow this   Location:Dallas, TX 2017 Forums Home 261 Followers 1 nike By upperV03, July 28, 2017 in Sports Logo News 2018 Link to post Members 3 586 2 Share on other sites 2 Members Link to post 4 0 Share this post 0 Posted July 29, 2017 799 Posted July 28, 2017 3 Jonah Henderson 2,083 Go To Topic Listing suns1977 Fan of Gradients Posted July 28, 2017 507 posts Share this post Members Link to post 2 and so on… Posted July 29, 2017 Yes Location:Indianapolis Share this post 872 356 799 suns1977 Link to post Members I’m scared… 5 The AFC South It’s ok, I’ll be hitting the refresh button like every 30mins/hour. Sad i know. Share on other sites Conrad. Flo-Jo’s with pinstripes is pretty much what I’m expecting, with a slight twist here or there such as the rumored full team name on the front. While I agree that blending two different uniform sets typically doesn’t always work out so well, I do think the prominent elements between the Pacers’ Flo-Jo and pinstripe sets lend themselves well to such a fusion.  Next The One & Only Members 6 Share this post 206 posts The AFC South 185 17,487 posts SportsLogos.Net Shadojoker Satomiblood Location:Indiana Share this post Share on other sites IceBurgs70 I oddly love where this Pacers re-brand appears to be heading — the state of Indiana has such a rich tradition of basketball, so that cornfield logo is perfectly fitting and definitely appears to contain design elements similar to those pinstripes in the teaser. Members Posted July 28, 2017 Share this post Location:San Antonio, TX 8,685 Just now, Shadojoker said: Members WSU151 Share this post 2 5 Share on other sites Members Share on other sites Members 13 0 I hope you’re right my friend.  Anyway, I’m anxious to see what’s in store. Share this post ChadR11 The AFC South I really want the Pacers to have a unique uniform set from the rest of the league, but I really hope there are no pinstripes.  And if they try to do something inspired by the Flo-Jo’s, but with pinstripes?  Ugh. Blending two different uniform sets does not seem to be a good idea. 1 Share this post Location:PHOENIX bowld Trusting The Process I’d have to say yes.  Pinstripes? Posted July 28, 2017 3,338 posts Hmm, could this be a tease at some of the design elements on the new Pacers uniforms? 259 posts Members Location:So Cal Shadojoker 957 posts 185 Better than plain Jane trend of Pelicans,Clippers,etc.. 2,458 2,458 Prev 7:00 pm Eastern 8 261 Satomiblood Posted July 28, 2017 I really want the Pacers to have a unique uniform set from the rest of the league, but I really hope there are no pinstripes.  And if they try to do something inspired by the Flo-Jo’s, but with pinstripes?  Ugh. Blending two different uniform sets does not seem to be like a good idea. All Activity 174 356 Posted July 28, 2017 What if it ends up being the Flo-Jo jerseys, but with pinstripes added? Posted July 28, 2017 Link to post Hoopladawg87 872 4,972 posts Share this post Isn’t that the state of Indiana/Pacers logo secondary? 586 2,458 Members 178 posts Share on other sites Based on that teaser, I’m inclined to believe those new Pacers unis will either be incredible or horrendous, and nothing in between. Location:The Magnolia State Link to post 4 Members 5,655 posts 13 1,466 2,458 The One & Only Link to post 2,458 We shall see soon enough! Members Conrad. CinnamonRoll21 872 You and me both! Share on other sites Sports Logo News Link to post Don’t be surprised if nothing comes out about the Pacers new uniforms until later in the evening. 8,685 Members Shadojoker 462 posts 4 minutes ago, The AFC South said: Share on other sites Members upperV03 Location:PHOENIX upperV03 Link to post Forums Home Share this post Moderators Isn’t that the state of Indiana/Pacers logo secondary? Moderators 872 Members suns1977 Share this post 31 minutes ago, upperV03 said: 2 8,685 Flo-Jo’s with pinstripes is pretty much what I’m expecting, with a slight twist here or there such as the rumored full team name on the front. While I agree that blending two different uniform sets typically doesn’t always work out so well, I do think the prominent elements between the Pacers’ Flo-Jo and pinstripe sets lend themselves well to such a fusion.  Link to post 6,949 13 Share on other sites 185 1 hour ago, ChadR11 said: 2:00 pm Hawaii 1 CitizenTino 1,466 ChadR11 Link to post Location:Indiana This topic is now closed to further replies. 5 586 0 9 posts Posted July 28, 2017 The Pacers also teased their new secondary logo. It will also be officially unveiled tonight. 6,949 1,466 2,083 bowld 261 Hoopladawg87 Fan of Gradients CitizenTino 1,466 Conrad. 13 1 Hoopladawg87 799 1 Share this post 799 Link to post Just now, ChadR11 said: Share on other sites Share this post 441 posts nba 1,466 3:00 pm Alaska 3:00 pm Pacific Posted July 28, 2017 ChadR11 1 178 posts Conrad. 9 posts Location:Indianapolis 185 3 507 posts Share on other sites Posted July 28, 2017 Members Link to post 2,458 185 Location:Salem, OR Share on other sites 261 Link to post Followers 1 Link to post SportsLogos.Net 2 174 Link to post 13 Share this post 0 *UPDATE* 2 Share this post 5:00 pm Central Posted July 28, 2017 CinnamonRoll21 261 872 I hope you’re right my friend.  Anyway, I’m anxious to see what’s in store. Recommended Posts Share on other sites 13 2 hours ago, ChadR11 said: 6 Hoopladawg87 5 Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logos Posted July 28, 2017 185 Sports Logos 6:00 pm Central Posted July 29, 2017 Hmm, could this be a tease at some of the design elements on the new Pacers uniforms? 799 It’s ok, I’ll be hitting the refresh button like every 30mins/hour. Sad i know. Satomiblood Pacers reveal 5:00 pm Mountain Share on other sites Shadojoker The Pacers also teased their new secondary logo. It will also be officially unveiled tonight. The AFC South 5,655 posts Trusting The Process 799 174 Share on other sites Posted July 28, 2017 Posted July 28, 2017 462 posts 4:00 pm Pacific Share this post This Pacers clue could be crazy..And now i kinda dont care…Bring back the crazy 90s uniforms!! Share on other sites WSU151 2 minutes ago, upperV03 said: Link to post Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logos Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   Page 1 of 10   Location:DC area Hmm, could this be a tease at some of the design elements on the new Pacers uniforms? Don’t be surprised if nothing comes out about the Pacers new uniforms until later in the evening. Share on other sites Share on other sites Share this post Satomiblood suns1977 ChadR11 Posted July 28, 2017 4,972 posts 2,083 Prev 6:00 pm Eastern Just now, ChadR11 said: Share this post 0 Location:Dallas, TX Posted July 29, 2017 Members Link to post 1,466 356 Posted July 28, 2017 Next IceBurgs70 3 minutes ago, WSU151 said: 2 Link to post 5,935 posts Share on other sites I really do like the teaser image of Indiana’s new home court posted earlier this week. Even if it ends up being just a mockup, it makes me want to do something similar for NBA 2K17. 441 posts Sports Logos 261 4:00 pm Mountain 6,949 1 minute ago, Hoopladawg87 said: Link to post Me too.  I always liked Indy’s color combo and thought amazing things could be done with it. 2 Share this post 872 Sports Logo News Indiana Pacers New Uniforms, Alternate Logoslast_img read more

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