3 women homeless following Linden fire

first_imgThree Linden women are now homeless as a result of a fire which gutted their two-storey home at145 Dageraad Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden in the wee hours of Thursday morning.When the fire started shortly before 2:00hr in the upper storey of the home owned by Sandra and Beverly Kellman, Sandra Kellman’s daughter, the other occupant of the home, was not at home. The fire destroyed both the upper and lower storeys of the home.Speaking with Guyana Times later on Thursday, 65-year-old Sandra, who lived in the upper storey, said she was alerted by a loud thud on her roof top in the vicinity of her daughter’s bedroom. Upon investigating, she saw fire emanating from the rooftop, and it quickly spread throughout the building.Fire destroyed both the upper and lower storeys of this house.She said she was told that someone was seen running from the home shortly after the fire started on the rooftop, and at least one other person has informed her that they saw when a burning object landed on the roof. She is adamant that someone had set fire to her home in the form of “fire bun”.“Somebody did that!” the sorrowing woman said, as she noted that everything was destroyed in the fire.“She ain’t get to save nothing to wear!” a neighbour told this publication, as he noted that he was awakened by the sounds of people traversing the area. According to him, the Fire Service, which is located a short distance away, did not respond promptly.“They came late…When I opened my door, the whole house was in red (engulfed); from the front to the back was in blazing fire. I go out and help assist right away,” he said.The man noted that the fire appeared to have been started in the upper flat, at the back of the house, in the kitchen area.last_img read more

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Mother of 3 keeps her cool in crisis

first_img“I thought, `I have to get that bleeding stopped.’ So I looked around and found a basket of aprons,” she said. She grabbed an apron that looked freshly laundered and wrapped young man’s arm with it. Another employee helped her get the injured young man to sit up against a wall. Although Hagewood suffers from severe work-related nerve damage in her hands and arms, she managed to hold tightly onto the young man’s hand, which she had him raise above his head. “I don’t know how long it lasted, but I was getting tired and my hands and arms were aching,” said Hagewood, who continued talking to the 20-year-old to make sure he stayed conscious. Hagewood said she has taken classes on first-aid. That and the things she learned while helping her son study for his emergency medical technician test allowed her take charge of the situation, she said. “I knew from my training that I needed to stay calm. I don’t know how I did it,” she said. Rocio Aguirre of Albertsons main office in Fullerton declined to discuss the incident in detail. Paramedics summoned to the store took the victim to UCI Medical Center, where officials said the young man underwent several surgeries to repair his hand and fingers. “He is in good condition,” UCI Medical Center spokesperson Kim Pine said Tuesday. She added that the doctors were able to reattach the young man’s fingers, but Pine declined to elaborate, citing privacy laws. Hagewood, who has visited the young man several times since the incident, said his fingers looked pink, a sign that he might keep them. On one of her visits, the nurse told Hagewood that her actions probably saved the young man’s life. “I don’t feel like a hero. It’s just who I am,” said Hagewood. “It’s the mom in me, I guess. I just hope that if any of my children were hurt, someone would help them.” Sandra.Molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After rushing to the rear of the store’s meat department, the mother of three grown children discovered a scene akin to a horror movie. “There was blood everywhere – on the floor, on the walls,” she said Tuesday, her body shaking from the memory. Hagewood immediately spotted a young man holding what she thought was a bloody right stump. The employee had been cutting frozen ribs for a customer. Somehow, his hand slipped as he operated a hand saw, which severed two of his fingers. Incredibly, people were just standing around, she recalled, but Hagewood immediately went into action. LA MIRADA – At first she thought it was a joke – some children playing on the store’s public address system. But when Shari Hagewood listened closely to the words coming over the speakers Friday night at the Albertsons supermarket in La Mirada, she could sense their urgency. “They said that there was an emergency in the meat department, and I just rushed over there, not thinking,” she said. Hagewood, 49, called it a mother’s instinct. last_img
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Liverpool line up v Sunderland: A team to make it three wins in a row?

first_img Will Gerrard be rested on Saturday? 1 1 Liverpool will be hoping to make it three wins on the bounce when they host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.After a terrible run of results that saw them drop into the bottom half of the Premier League table, the Reds have picked up six points from successive games against Stoke City and Leicester City.Liverpool will fancy their chances against a Sunderland team that have not managed to win on any of their last 15 visits to Anfield in the league. Brendan Rodgers looks set to rest captain Steven Gerrard again, ahead of the must win Champions League game against Basel on Tuesday.Jose Enrique and Pilippe Coutinho could make their return to the starting line up after recovering from their respective injuries.Mamadou Sakho is back in training but may not be fit enough to make the first team squad, while the game comes too soon for Mario Balotelli.Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan and Suso remain the long-term absentees.Scroll down to see how Liverpool could line up: GoalkeeperRodgers is expected to keep faith in Simon Mignolet, despite his own goal against Leicester on Tuesday.The Belgian has conceded 19 goals this season and kept just three clean sheets, but faces no real competition for his place in the starting line up from back-up keeper Brad Jones.DefenceThe centre back combination of Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel have been far from perfect, but having won the last two games Rodgers won’t be looking to change a winning combination.The form of £20million signing Dejan Lovren has been worrying for the Liverpool manager and his spell on the bench looks set to continue.Alberto Moreno looked shaky in defence after coming off the bench in the second half of the game against Leicester.The Spaniard made very few trademark runs forward as Liverpool attempt to concede fewer goals and Rodgers looks set to put his trust in fit-again Jose Enrique to achieve a rare clean-sheet on Saturday.With the must win Champions League clash against Basel looming, Glen Johnson may be rested and Javier Manquillo looks the most likely to take his place at right-back.MidfieldGerrard’s future at Liverpool still hangs in the balance while the talisman decides whether to sign a new contract at the club.Also a mystery is how Rodgers will manage the 34-year-old’s game time. It is understood that Gerrard can no longer play twice a week and Liverpool will desperately need his leadership and experience against Basel on Tuesday.As a result, Lucas and Jordan Henderson are the most likely partnership at the heart of a midfield that should see fit-again Coutinho take his place behind the main striker.It will be interesting to see whether Lucas will still be a Liverpool player at the end of the year, but his recent performances protecting the back four have been integral to Liverpool’s revival in the last week.AttackAlthough failing to score in his last nine Premier League appearances, Raheem Sterling’s improved form has been an important component to Liverpool’s recent run of form.The 19-year-old claimed an assist in Liverpool’s win against Leicester and looks set to start alongside Adam Lallana in attack.Lallana has failed to link up with Rickie Lambert as well as they did last season for Southampton, but both have scored goals for their new club in recent weeks and Reds fans will hope this continues on Saturday.last_img read more

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George Best: Listen to Man United legend’s last ever interview

first_imgOn the tenth anniversary of George Best’s death, we revisit the Manchester United legend’s last ever interview before his passing – with former team-mate Rodney Marsh on talkSPORT.United will pay tribute to one of their greatest ever players when they face PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with fans set to display a banner reading, “Georgie… Simply The Best”, alongside other tributes to the forward.Speaking with Marsh and co-host Paul Breen-Turner on Drivetime in 2005, Best looked back on his celebrated career, from his glory days on the pitch with United, to being the game’s first celebrity footballer, his views on a young Jose Mourinho and his reaction to being told Brazil maestro Pele considered the Northern Irishman the greatest footballer he’d ever seen.Weeks after his appearance on talkSPORT, Best was admitted to intensive care in London and sadly died on November 25, 2005.During the interview, he was asked what he would want to be remembered for, to which Best replied: “I know what people will think. They’ll forget all the rubbish when I’m gone, and remember the football, simple as that.“I don’t give a toss about anything else – as long as they remember the football. And if only one person thinks I was the best player in the world, that’ll do for me, because that’s what it was all about as far as I’m concerned.”The former European Player of the Year won two league titles in 11 years with the Red Devils, and also scored the winner in the 1968 European Cup final victory over Benfica at Wembley.You can listen to talkSPORT’s interview with the great George Best, in full, above…last_img read more

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DONEGAL TIDY TOWNS SAY JUDGING IS ‘BLOOMING’ UNFAIR IN COLD WEATHER

first_imgVillages and towns across Co Donegal claim they have been “frozen out” in this year’s Tidy Towns competition.Community groups, who have been working around the clock to get their towns ready for the event, say it’s simply too cold for flowers and bedding plants to bloom.Now they have appealed to the organisers of the event to give them more time to get their entries ready. Maxine Doherty, of Moville Tidy Towns Committee, say they have written to organisers in a desperate attempt to allow their town to look its best.“We simply haven’t been able to put out bedding plants and flowers because of the weather – it’s simply too cold.“We know most of the country is a little cold but we feel we are particularly badly hit up in Donegal.“We have written to organisers and hopefully they will take out concerns on board,” she said. However Tidy Towns organisers say they must stick with their deadline of May 25th for entries for the contest.Last year more than 800 towns and villages through the country entered the event and organisers are hoping for the same high number of entries again.Philip Finn of the Tidy Towns Committee, based in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, said it would be very difficult to put back judging as there was a lot of organising to be undertaken.“There is no precedent for cold weather but I do appreciate it may be a problem for some towns, especially the more northerly entries.“However we have such a lot of work to do that it wouldn’t be possible to allow certain entries more time,” he said. He stressed that flowers and bedding plants was only a small section of the overall 400 marks which towns and villages are judged on.“There is so much more to Tidy Towns these days. For example, not many people may know that only 20 marks are actually awarded in relation to littering.“There is different emphasis on such things as waste minimization. Tidy Towns has come a long way since just hanging baskets and flowerbeds and I think towns and villages across Ireland are benefitting as a result of that,” he said.However Mr Finn agreed to write to the 25 adjudicators who will be travelling across the country in the coming weeks asking them to consider the unusually cold weather. “I will write to the adjudicators and ask them to keep in mind the inclement weather of late.“But these adjudicators are experienced people and they known there is much more to becoming Ireland’s Tidiest Town than plants and flowers.“But I will ask them to keep in mind how some people feel they are at a disadvantage and ask them to consider it when award their marks,” he said.The winners of this year’s Tidy Towns competition will be announced by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan at a ceremony at Dublin’s Helix Theatre in September.DONEGAL TIDY TOWNS SAY JUDGING IS ‘BLOOMING’ UNFAIR IN COLD WEATHER was last modified: May 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalmovillePHILIP FINNtidy townslast_img read more

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Do-nuts! Couple appear in court after bizarre wedding day video

first_imgA newly-married couple stood in the middle of a public road on their wedding day while cars did ‘doughnuts’ around them.The couple, Michael and Siobhan Doogan, appeared at Falcarragh District Court yesterday charged with various offences in connection with the incident. The court heard how a video of the bizarre incident appeared on the internet and went viral as a result.The couple had married on May 30th last year at a local hotel in Gortahork.At some stage during their big day, the couple were filmed in the middle of the N56 roadway at Gortahork while the cars circled around them.A video of the incident was posted online and Gardai became aware of the incident.Garda Sean O’Hara of Falcarragh Garda station told the court that he had investigated the case.He revealed how he viewed the video which showed how the road had been blocked off at two ends so the incident could take place.Garda O’Hara said he could show the video in court but this did not take place.The couple, of Meenlaragh, Gortahork, faced different charges.The only charge against Siobhan Doogan was withholding information but Gardai decided that they would withdraw this charge at the start of the case.The same charge against Mr Doogan, relating to withholding the identity of those allegedly driving the cars, was struck out.However Mr Doogan, aged 25, who is a windfarm engineer, was found guilty of obstruction.Solicitor Frank Dorrian, representing Mr Doogan, said the worst thing that can be said about the newly-married groom was that he was standing in the roadway with people standing around him.He said the couple have tried their best to navigate the crisis since the video went online and went viral.He said his client is not going to be involved in anything of the kind again and that himself and his wife just wanted to leave it as far behind them as possible.However Judge Paul Kelly said this was a very serious matter which could have resulted in a sad end to what was a happy occasion.He said “This county is plagued with the scourge of these doughnuts. The fact that this has gone out on social media it is sending out the message that it is okay to come to Donegal and drive and behave like this.“This is a serious matter and I cannot take this lightly. He may not have instigated it but by standing in the middle of the road with his new bride he facilitated it. He and his wife are lucky that nobody was injured.“We are not lucky that we are not dealing with the aftermath of what was a happy occasion.”Judge Kelly fined Mr Doogan €500 for obstruction and gave him four months to pay.Meanwhile in a related case, a charge of dangerous driving against one of the alleged drivers on the day, was struck out.Charles McClafferty, aged 34, of Glasherchoo, Gortahork, was charged with dangerous driving and obstruction.However, the court was told that Ms Siobhan Doogan, the bride on the day, had left the court after her case and that she had not been issued with a summons in this particular case.Gardai said that she was the only witness in the case and that it could not proceed without her evidence.Judge Kelly said he had been left with no option but to strike the charges out.Do-nuts! Couple appear in court after bizarre wedding day video was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsDiffingdoughnutsgortahorkHome-page NewsN56Wedding Couplelast_img read more

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PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgSuccessful Year at Portsalon Golf Club There was a large turnout at Portsalon Golf Club for the club’s AGM which was held on Friday night last. On calling the meeting to order the club President Wm Mc Cleary asked all the members present to observe a minutes silence in memory of all the members and friends who passed away during the year. The outgoing Captain Donal Callaghan in his review of the past year said that he wished to thank the members for appointing him to act as their Captain for 2011 an honour that he will not forget and said that at all times he strived to represent the club to the best of his ability. He said that over the year lot of work has gone into the development of the course and he said that we were indeed honoured and privileged to have the services of Paul Mc Ginley and his team. He thanked both Paul and his team for all the time spent to enhance Portsalon Golf Course.. He thanked his fellow council members for all their dedicated hard work and support to him throughout the year and assured them and the members of his continued support in the years ahead. He thanked the Greens staff under the leadership of John Shields who over the year has continued to make improvements to the course and the course continues to advance in the Golf Digest top 100 courses. He thanked the office staff of Cathal Toland, Grace Shields and Carina Mc Ginley for all their hard work and friendliness shown to both members and visitors to the club. He thanked the local press for all their coverage during the year. He congratulated everyone who contributed to the success of Portsalon Golf Club in 2011. He thanked the Lady Captain and the ladies committee for all their help and assistance. He thanked all the various team captains and team members who represented Portsalon Golf Club throughout the year. On the team front we had reached semifinals in the seniors and over 50’s and the Donegal League team who were defeated in the final. He congratulated all the other team captains who had led their teams in all other competitions during the year. He thanked Sean Mc Gettigan and his staff who looked after the needs of the golfers and provided magnificent food throughout the year. He paid a special thanks to all the clubs sponsors who without their generosity it would have been a very difficult year. He encouraged the members to support our sponsors when ever you can. He thanked his family for all her help and encouragement and wished the incoming captain and Portsalon Golf Club every success in the year ahead. He then proposed Dermott P Logue as the incoming Captain of Portsalon Golf Club for 2012. In taking up the ‘’Black Jacket’’ D P Logue thanked Donal Callaghan for all his work for Portsalon Golf Club and indeed set him a very high standard for him to follow. He said that it was indeed an honour for him to be appointed Captain of Portsalon Golf Club a club steeped in history.I his congratulations to the green staff on the course improvements it would be one of his goals to see the club advance in the Golf Digest top 100 courses in Ireland, with improvements already made since the last visit and impending changes this should advance Portsalon in the standings even further. He wished the incoming Lady Captain Noreen Mc Conigley success in this her year as captain. He wished all the members a good golfing year and encouraged all to do their part in the promotion of Portsalon Golf Club during 2012.The Captain then proposed Joe Harkin for the position as vice captain, this appointment was ratified. On the night there was one council position up for election and following a ballot Andy Boland was elected, The following officers were elected Secretary Peter Doherty, Treasurer Hugh Mc Ginley. Members should note that the membership fee structure for 2012 remains at €480, notices will be issued to all members over the next few days and prompt payment would be appreciated. Following a motion from the floor the council are to look at introducing a scaled fee structure for beginners. The club also approved Colm Duffy as an honorary member of Portsalon Golf Club.Drive In The Captain’s D P Logue & Noreen Mc Conigley will hold the traditional drive in on Sunday 5th February. Further details will be available next weekPortsalon Winter LinksOn Saturday last the club staged the Portsalon Winter Links and the results were as follows; Nett Result: Winner:Patrick Mc Devitt (15) P/S 40 points Runner Up: Philip Durning (7) P/S 38 points Third: Bryan Margey (8) L/K 36 points BOT Fourth: Paddy Sheridan (8) P/S 35 points In the Gross: Winner: Stephen Connolly (5) P/S 38 points Runner Up: Eamonn Mc Dermott (3) P/S 32 points Third: Connor Connolly (4) P/S 31 BOT Fourth: John G. Mc Bride (0) 31 points. The CSS on Saturday was 34 pointsResultsWhat a way to start your new term as captain of your golf club, Captain D P Logue elected on Friday night , was the overall winner of the members competition staged on Sunday last with 36 points, runner up Johnny Kelly (18) 35 points, Gross Stephen Connolly (4) 31 points 3rd Connor mc Gettigan (13) 34 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting.EventsOn Saturday 21st there is an open gents stableford competition and on Sunday 22nd a members competition and on Wednesday 25th an open 18 hole stableford event. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comChange to Drop Off arrangementsMembers and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified. All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9.00pm In St Mary’s Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 15/11/2012 No’s Drawn 4,5,15,22 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €580, €15 Consolation Winners Were Maura & John McGeogehan Annagh, Kyle Maguire Letterkenny, Ciaran Dowds Burt, Kitty McKeever Dunaff, Marquerite McLaughlin Magheramore.Club Meeting Wednesday 28th November at 8pm All Members Welcome. Duck Race – The Clubs Annual Duck Race Is On St Stephens Day On Binion River At 1pm. The ducks will be launched off the walk over bridge at Binnion River and the race will run towards the mouth of the sea. There are prizes for the first 3 ducks to finish of €150,€100 and €50. Contact Alan 0879029672 or Adrian 0879810304 to get your duck cost is €5.00.Senior Dinner Dance In The Ballyliffen Hotel On Friday 11th January 2013 Music By The Glenshane Country Band Tickets €25.A.G.M – This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, December 9th in the Day Centre, Cleagh. The AGM will get underway at 6.00pm and all club members are urged to do their best to attend on the night. Anyone who wishes to have motions considered on the night must have them with David Hession on or before Saturday, November 24th.2013 will be a very important year for the club and having a strong committee in place is essential in seeing the club prosper over the coming 12 months. Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.            GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

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Ex-Chelsea star on when Jose Mourinho left Didier Drogba ‘inconsolable’

first_img 2 Didier Drogba was particularly cut up about Mourinho’s departure, according to Sidwell “I looked around that dressing room and there were tears coming from the players’ eyes.“I’m talking Didier Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, you name it. There was not a dry eye in that room.“Drogba was inconsolable.“He went round and he embraced every player one by one.“I was only there for four or five months at the time and I remember thinking, wow, this is powerful.” Chelsea legends Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard were reduced to tears when Jose Mourinho departed as manager of the club in 2007, talkSPORT has been told.Steve Sidwell was in the Sports Breakfast co-host chair on Friday and told an amazing story about ‘The Special One’ confirming to his players he was on his way out of Stamford Bridge. Amid reports of an apparently fractured dressing room at Manchester United, the former Blue has revealed just how much Mourinho can be loved by his players.The manager’s relationships with the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in particular have come into focus in recent months, but it appears there were no signs of bitterness during his initial spell at Stamford Bridge.Mourinho led Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups in three years in charge, but unexpectedly left in September 2007 after an apparent falling out with owner Roman Abramovich.And, as Sidwell – who had only joined the Blues that summer – explains, there was not a dry eye in the room when he told his players of his exit.“Jose came down to the dressing room to say his goodbyes and gave a speech about how proud he was and the relationships he built with the players,” the ex-midfielder said. 😢 “There wasn’t a dry eye in the changing room… 😭 …Drogba was inconsolable!”🔵 @SJSidwell was at Chelsea when José Mourinho first left Stamford Bridge in 2007.❤️ This story shows just how much Mourinho can be loved by his players… pic.twitter.com/cDKT8svNHe— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 21, 2018 2last_img read more

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Rush Hired as Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Operations

first_imgRush played in 83 career games with 10 starts for the Bulldogs over three seasons after she transferred to Drake after an All-American freshman season at North Iowa Area Community College. She scored 219 points, grabbed 208 rebounds, handed out 86 assists and made 39 three-pointers for the Bulldogs. Rush was a member of the historic 2016-17 Drake team, which tied a school record with 28 wins, went 18-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play, claimed the MVC regular season and tournament titles and made the school’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2007. In her three seasons, Drake won 71 games and qualified for postseason play three times. DES MOINES, Iowa – Cortni Rush, a Mason City native and a three-year Drake women’s basketball letterwinner, has joined the Drake women’s basketball coaching staff as its new coordinator of basketball operations, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Thursday, April 12. Following her senior season, Rush was awarded the program’s Charles E. Leonard award. The Charles E. Leonard award is given to a student-athlete who embodies a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards basketball and life. She graduated in May, 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. Prior to her return to Drake, Rush was an assistant coach at North Iowa and coached club basketball with the North Iowa Fire. In her one season on the NIACC coaching staff, the Trojans finished second in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. “I am super excited to welcome Cortni back,” Baranczyk said. “Her return is a testament to the way our alums feel about our program and Drake. She has been successful everywhere she has been and I know she will do great. I loved coaching her and love coaching with her now.” “I think most student-athletes can attest to the Drake experience being one in a million, so it was an easy decision to come back and be a part of the women’s basketball staff,” Rush said. “In the position, I’ll be learning from an all-class staff and program, and will be surrounded by a really special community. I am really looking forward to giving back and getting started.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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