Explosive start lifts Spencer/Columbus football to rout of Colby

first_imgRockets score 50 first-half points, improve to 4-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — The high-octane Spencer/Columbus offense was on full display Friday night at Ted Fritsch Field.After an interception on its first play, the Rockets needed just 11 offensive plays to score four touchdowns and take control of the game as they cruised past previously unbeaten Colby 57-14 in a Cloverbelt Conference football game at Spencer High School.Spencer/Columbus drove 50 yards in five plays for its first score: a 3-yard run by Hunter Luepke.Colby responded as Alex Schmitt returned the kickoff 59 yards to the 27, and the Hornets scored four plays later on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Christian Raasch to Lucas Bruesewitz.From that point on, it was all Rockets.Luepke raced 43 yards for a touchdown on Spencer/Columbus’ first play after the kickoff. Then after a three-and-out and a punt, Jacob Miller went 53 yards for another Rockets’ touchdown to put them up 22-6.After another three-and-out forced by the S/C defense, Jarred Mandel completed three passes for 50 yards, the final 10 going to Luepke for another touchdown, and the Rockets (4-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) had a 29-6 lead after one quarter.“I thought our guys got off to a real good start and overall played really well,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “I thought we were really quick to the edge, and the defense was swarming and hard hitting all night long. It was a very good game.”It was much the same for the Rockets in the second quarter as they scored on all three of their possessions.Miller ran 57 yards for a touchdown, Luepke had a 29-yard touchdown run, and Carson Hildebrandt ran in from 5 yards out to put Spencer/Columbus up 50-6 at halftime.“Our game plan was to outside, and we accomplished that,” Luepke said of the sweep plays that worked all night against the Hornets. “We got quite a bit of touchdowns on those plays. We always love starting quick.”Hayden Bauman finished the scoring for the Rockets with a 55-yard scamper with 4:17 to go in the third quarter.Miller finished with 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just four carries. Luepke added another 118 yards rushing on eight carries and also caught four passes for 87 yards and scored four times.Spencer/Columbus’ defense was just as impressive, forcing two fumbles and holding Colby (4-1, 3-1 Cloverbelt Conference) to just 75 rushing yards on 27 carries.“We are doing a couple of things different (with the sweep play) this year, blocking a little bit differently, so we looked at some film to see the way they (Colby) defended us last year,” Gorst said. “We tried to use our speed. We have that as an asset for us, and we blocked the edge pretty well.”Spencer/Columbus hits the road for its next two games: Sept. 22 at Cadott and Sept. 28 at Eau Claire Regis.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 57, Hornets 14Colby 6 0 8 0 – 14Spencer/Columbus 29 21 7 0 – 57First QuarterSC – Hunter Luepke 3 run (kick missed), 9:10.C – Lucas Bruesewitz 9 pass from Christian Raasch (run failed), 7:27.SC – Luepke 43 run (Jacob Miller run), 7:08.SC – Miller 53 run (Luepke run), 5:19.SC – Luepke 10 pass from Jarred Mandel (Evan Dieringer kick), 2:31.Second QuarterSC – Miller 57 run (Dieringer kick), 7:29.SC – Luepke 29 run (Dieringer kick), 6:58.SC – Carson Hildebrandt 5 run (Dieringer kick), 1:18.Third QuarterC – Gavino Lopez 3 run (Reece Kellnhofer pass from Raasch), 5:55.SC – Hayden Bauman 55 run (Dieringer kick), 4:17.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Colby 7; Spencer/Columbus 12.Rushing (att-yards): C 27-75; SC 31-306.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): C 7-17-127-0; SC 6-11-125-2.Total yards: C 202; SC 431.Penalties (no.-yards): C 7-45; SC 2-16.Fumbles (total-lost): C 2-2; SC 1-0.Punting (no.-avg.): C 6-28.8; SC none.Individual StatisticsRushing: C, Gavino Lopez 8-39, Christian Raasch 5-20, Reece Kellnhofer 6-16, Kane Strassburger 8-0. SC, Jacob Miller 4-138, Hunter Luepke 8-118, Hayden Bauman 1-55, Zach Wheeler-Savoy 2-41, Colton Schillinger 5-26, Carson Hildebrandt 8-16, Will Schlafke 1-6, Bubba Post 1-4, Max McGiveron 1-2.Passing: C, Raasch 7-17-127-0. SC, Jarred Mandel 6-11-125-2.Receiving: C, Nathan Meyer 4-95, Harley Schmelzer 1-12, Alex Schmitt 1-11, Lucas Bruesewitz 1-9. SC, Luepke 4-87, Ethan Meece 1-27, Miller 1-11.Fumble recoveries (defense): SC, Luepke, Logan Zschernitz.Interceptions (defense): C, Meyer, Raasch.Punting: C, Armando Campa Mata 6-28.8. SC, none.Records: Colby 4-1, 3-1 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 4-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.last_img read more

LiveJournal Says Goodbye to Unique Account Structure, Against Wishes of Advisors

first_imgGroundbreaking social network LiveJournal is no longer allowing new users to sign up for Basic level accounts, which traded a pared-down feature set for an ad and cost free user profile. SUP, the Russian company that recently acquired LiveJournal, angered a substantial number of its users last week by instituting the policy before discussing it publicly and going against the advice of at least two members of the company’s new high profile advisory committee.LJ’s pricing structure has long been unique among major social networks; none of its competitors allow users to avoid ads or pay for an ad-free and feature-rich account. It appears that the company has given up on that unique approach and chosen the ubiquitous ad-centric path to monetization, itself of questionable effectiveness in monetizing some social networking platforms.LiveJournal is no stranger to controversy, it seems some fight between users and site administrators breaks out every month. It makes user relations at Facebook seem like a never-ending honeymoon. A “content strike” by LiveJournal users last week doesn’t appear to have made an appreciable impact on site traffic due to being scheduled on the Friday before a major holiday. Thanks to Andrew Watson for bringing the strike, and thus the whole story, to our attention.The new feature comparison page shows only Plus and Paid options; you can view the old feature comparison page, which details the now unavailable Basic accounts, via the Internet Archive. Current basic accounts will go unchanged but new users can no longer sign up for them.Advisory Committee ReactionsThe most recent policy change has angered at least two of the new advisory board members, however, including LiveJournal creator Brad Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is now at Google and leads the cross-site platform effort OpenSocial works on Social Graph technologies there. marshall kirkpatrick “While offline this week, I learned that LJ has changed its account levels. Needless to say, Brad’s pissed. I’m pissed. Not only because we both vehemently disagree with this change, but because they made such a change without consulting us. Or rather, we were both at a lunch a while back where they asked us what we thought and we both told them that this was the worst idea ever, although for different reasons. I had thought it had been tabled until I learned of this. After it had been posted…I pay for my account (and have for years), but most of my friends who read what I write have Basic Accounts. They produce very little but I would produce absolutely nothing if they weren’t reading what I wrote. And then I wouldn’t pay. And that’s how it gets all entangled.”Those seem like strong and compelling arguments made by ostensibly trusted advisors to the company. boyd further asks her readers how they would suggest that SUP can further growth and monetization at LiveJournal if not by taking steps like this.Advisor Esther Dyson has said publicly only that “I was not consulted about this in advance… and yes, I think I should have been.”Monetization is HardAs analyst firm Gartner said in a recent report on AOL’s acquisition of Bebo, the social networking landscape is one where “formerly explosive growth rates have slowed and monetization remains a challenge. But to the extent a social site is a platform, it has value.” That Platform value seems unproven, however. MySpace seems to be printing money with display ads, despite Google’s recent complaints that its search ads haven’t been monetizing well on the site.LiveJournal had served as an interesting alternative to dominant theories about monetizing social networking. Now that example is only half of what it was – it’s still interesting that users are offered paid accounts ($20/year) in exchange for an ad free experience. Apparently the original LJ model wasn’t monetizing well enough for SUP. That’s a shame, because it sure was interesting. Tags:#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification “The free users, while not paying, were extremely valuable because they produced the content that the paying users were there to consume,” Fitzpatrick wrote in a LiveJournal entry last week. “You know, the whole network effect thing?…I advised against this (when I heard a rumor about it awhile back). I hadn’t heard anything recently about it…SUP apparently sees no value in freeloaders not looking at ads, not paying, and oh wait… producing most the content for other members to read, other members who are looking at ads and paying for their accounts. Let’s hope my permanent account is grandfathered.”Advisory board member and youth social networking scholar danah boyd reacted thusly in her own LJ entry: last_img read more

Three Robbery Suspects Arrested after Short Pursuit

first_imgThree armed suspects who allegedly robbed three stores were arrested after a short pursuit from Rancho Cucamonga into Fontana on July 14, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.The Fontana Police Department assisted in the pursuit of the suspects, and one of the suspects was arrested in front of the Fontana Police Station. The suspects were identified as Luis Cotne, a 21-year-old Riverside resident; Kyle Ruano, a 20-year-old Riverside resident; and Arielle Ramos, an 18-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident.Ramos drove a gray Hyundai Santa Fe and remained inside the vehicle, while Ruano, who was armed with a silver revolver, and Cotne, who was armed with a machete, entered the gas station retail area, allegedly approached the Shell employee by going behind the counter and demanded money from the register. The suspects took about $133 from the employee and the register, the Sheriff’s Department said. All three suspects fled the scene in the gray Hyundai.- Sponsor – During an area check, Deputy Yesmin Garcia located the suspect vehicle at a Chevron station east of the Interstate 15 Freeway. It appeared that the suspects were going to commit another robbery, the Sheriff’s Department said… Herald News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Philly 360? Exclusive: MPrynt

first_imgMPrynt(P. English for GPTMC) “Motownphilly’s back again…” Remember this? Well, it looks like Philly’s given birth to another group of boys who can blow! From Boyz II Men to Smokey Robinson to Jodeci—you name it, MPrynt will tear it up and put their own soul in it. These crooners-in-the-making have been singing their hearts out for a minute, and word on the street is that they’re the next big thing. Actually, those sweet and sultry harmonies just landed them a deal with Universal Motown! We caught up with the boys at the Prince Music Theater as they rocked an opening set for Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Marsha Ambrosius at Philly Live Pod. And, if you follow them both on Twitter, you’ve probably already noticed how much love MPrynt gets from Marsha. The Philly love doesn’t stop there—their upcoming album will be produced by none other than one of our newest Creative Ambassadors, Andrew “Pop” Wansel. We can’t wait! But, for MPrynt this is just the beginning. Check out our exclusive interview with MPrynt below! Insider tip: If you missed their performance during Philly Live Pod, make sure you check MPrynt out at Generation Next on June 12!last_img read more

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

first_img(AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into “an ocean.”As of Monday evening, with the center of the storm about 105 miles (170 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, the National Weather Service said flash flood watches remained in effect in southeast Texas through the lower Mississippi Valley.Forecasters said the storm was expected to produce up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain — and in isolated spots as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) — across Arkansas, western Tennessee and Kentucky, southeast Missouri, and northwest Mississippi.No fatalities or serious injuries reported from Barry.Some of the earliest fears that the storm posed didn’t play out: A shift in its path decreased the possibility of major Mississippi River levees being overtopped at New Orleans, where catastrophic levee breaches along canals devastated the city after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. And the torrents of rain forecasters had said were possible — portending repeats of catastrophic Baton Rouge area flooding in 2016 — didn’t happen.“This was a storm that obviously could have played out very, very differently,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We’re thankful that the worst-case scenario did not happen.”But the storm was still a huge headache for many. Levees were overtopped along waterways in some coastal parishes. More than 90 people were rescued because of high water in at least 11 parishes, Edwards said.And the problems persisted long after Saturday’s landfall — when Barry came ashore as a weak hurricane. Deluges hit parts of southwest Louisiana late Sunday into Monday morning.Calcasieu Parish emergency director Dick Gremillion estimated northern parts of the parish got 17 inches (43 centimeters) in a few hours. Two people had to be rescued from swamped cars and 19 others were moved from residences threatened by high water, he said.In Oakdale, Louisiana, Mayor Gene Paul estimated 14 inches (36 centimeters) fell overnight. He spent part of Monday gathering information on businesses and homes that took on water.In Evangeline Parish, north of Lafayette, KLFY television showed scenes of water-covered streets and flooded cars in the town of Ville Platte.For much of Monday a continuous line of showers extended from the southwest to the northeast.“Please don’t drive through these flooded areas,” Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso pleaded with motorists.“I noticed our rivers coming up real quick,” Mancuso said in an interview aired on KPLC-TV . “It’s just very serious right now.”In Mississippi, forecasters said 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain had fallen in parts of Jasper and Jones counties by Monday, with several more inches possible.“The South Delta has become an ocean,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wrote on Twitter on Monday.He’s calling on the federal government to build pumps to drain water from the confluence of the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers. The EPA shelved the project in 2008 amid concerns about wetlands and wildlife. The Trump administration has said it might reconsider that decision.The Edison Electric Institute, a trade association, estimated that there were more than 325,000 power outages reported in multiple states over the course of the storm, and that about 33,000 remained without power as of Monday evening.last_img read more

Delhi University Admissions 2014: 5 days to go

first_imgThe admission process for various undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) for the academic session 2014-2015 is set to begin from June 2, 2014. Students who have cleared their Class 12 board exams and are interested in pursuing UG programmes from the University can obtain the registration forms from the dedicated registration centers till June 16, 2014.There are 77 colleges under Delhi University. These colleges will release five cutoff lists for the general category and the first list will be out on June 24, the day admissions begin. After the declaration of the cut off lists by the University, the students will need to report to the college of their choice within the stipulated period.Candidates can apply for admissions to undergraduate programmes both online and offline. With the introduction of centralised admission process, there will be no sale of forms in individual colleges, except for those candidates applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th Results for all regions are expected to be declared by tomorrow, i.e. May 29, 2014, state boards like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh have already declared their Class 12 results. There will be no entrance test for non-professional courses like English and admissions will be based on cutoff.Important Dates:Issue and receipt of registration forms: June 2, 2014 to June 16, 2014 (9 am to 1 pm)Notification of first admission list: June 24, 2014Admission and payment of Fees:  June 24, 2014 to June 26, 2014Notification of second admission list: June 26, 2014Admission and payment of Fees: June 27, 2014 to June 30, 2014advertisementNotification of third admission list: July 1, 2014Admission and payment of fees: July 1, 2014 to July 3, 2014last_img read more