Beat writers expect Duke to beat Syracuse by double-digits

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) set up a third meeting this season with Duke (26-5, 14-4) by beating Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 73-59. The Blue Devils had a double bye to the ACC tournament quarterfinals. It’ll be the rubber match between two teams that beat each other on the road this season.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen.Billy Heyen (24-8)Dancing with the DevilsDuke 80, Syracuse 61Tyus Battle, per Jim Boeheim, is “probably two or three days” from being ready to play. Syracuse has no reason to risk him against Duke in a game that means a lot more to fans than to NCAA Tournament implications. Without Battle, there’s not enough firepower for the Orange to keep up with Duke’s four freshmen for 40 minutes. SU will get some rest ahead of Selection Sunday with Wednesday’s win keeping them safely in the field. Charlie DiSturco (23-9)The big 4Duke 82, Syracuse 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet another showdown between Syracuse and Duke this season. Unlike the other two times, the Blue Devils will start their death lineup that includes Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Tre Jones and Cam Reddish. I thought this same prediction earlier in the year before Reddish’s sickness and Jones’ injury mid-game, and I think the same will hold true. Duke is just too good for SU, especially with Tyus Battle battling injury. Matthew Gutierrez (19-13)Duke dominanceDuke 75, Syracuse 62It’s hard to envision scenarios in which Syracuse comes out on top Thursday. The only way would be a lights-out shooting display. Otherwise, even a few big games from individual players probably won’t be enough against a national title contender in the Blue Devils at full strength. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2019 at 10:49 amlast_img read more

WHS volleyball team gets split in Clearwater; WHS tennis places second; and WMS football teams are a combined 3-1

first_imgWHS and Conway Springs Tennis:The Wellington High School varsity squad traveled to the Conway Springs quad Tuesday afternoon and came back with a second place finish.The results are as follows:Conway Springs 28Wellington       14Goddard Eisenhower  13South Barber  5Individual statistics were:No. 1 singles Maggie Fink, 2-1, 2nd place.No. 1 doubles Jaden Dejarnett & Cajen Shore, 2-1, 2nd Place.No. 2 singles Dietra Sober, 3rd Place.For Conway Springs the results are as follows: #1 Singles Heather Koester 3-0 1st place, #2 Singles Cece Robinson 2-1, 2nd, #1 doubles Brittany Pauly and JulieAnn Winter, 1st, 3-0#2 Doubles: Kiana Finstad/Kalie Jones, 3-0, 1st Place. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Frustrated parent · 360 weeks ago JV played last night as well. It sure would be nice if there scores were in your story as well. Report Reply 3 replies · active 360 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 360 weeks ago… Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Frustrated parent · 360 weeks ago JV volleyball not football. There is no mention of their game or scores in your article. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington citizen · 360 weeks ago JV VOLLEYBALL! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Sick of whiners! · 360 weeks ago Is anyone else tired of people complaining about their little Johnny or Suzy not being reported about? Any wonder our kids are growing up with this massive sense of entitlement? Last I checked, our kids get way more coverage than just about any other town. “My third grade J.V. Dancer didn’t get mentioned in the paper or news cow. How dare them not cover every single thing!” People, while your child is obviously the center of your little world, they are not the center of everyone else’s. Quit complaining! Report Reply 4 replies · active 359 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington citizen · 360 weeks ago Excuse me, but its not about this name or that name in the article. Its about recognizing the team. That is not giving them a “sense of entitlement” (because that, my friend, comes down to parenting), it is simply giving them some recognition just like the rest of the students. Why is anyone else more important than the next kid? That’s right, they aren’t. Sumner Newscow has recognized every team (including JV football) and there has been no mention of JV volleyball. JV volleyball plays at the same time as varsity volleyball. If you are going to recognize any of the teams then recognize them all. And the reason why our town gets more recognition is because Mr. McCue resides in Wellington, umm hello! Like I said recognize one, recognize them all. If you don’t like it then why bother reading the comments? Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 360 weeks ago Wellington citizen, I understand your disappointment. But I’ve got to have some help. If you can talk to your coach or Cherity Elder to submit a JV score to me, I will gladly get it on my website. If not have a designated parent provide me with the score. My position has been consistent from the first game I ever covered in Wellington more than 20 years ago: varsity teams come first. They have earned the right to get media coverage, they are the town team and the teams with the most public interest. JV, Wellington Middle School and elementary school teams will get coverage through their coaches or parents willing to submit me a report. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington citizen · 360 weeks ago I understand you are stretched thin. I just know varsity and JV volleyball usually play at the same time in the same place and scores would be easy to obtain. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Sick of whiners! · 359 weeks ago Let’s see: “Why is anyone else more important than the next kid?” = entitlement. “If you are going to recognize any of the teams then recognize them all.” = entitlement “Recognize one, recognize them all.” = entitlement Every kid gets a ribbon = entitlement I am not sure what disturbs me more, the fact you don’t think it is entitlement, or that you don’t even realize you are doing it! Tracy, thank you for your many efforts to cover our community’s activities and athletics. Please know some of us understand the amount of work you do and the sacrifices you make for the kids. Not every person or kid is equal. Some earn A’s, some earn B’s, some earn F’s. some are tall, some are short. Some are fast, some are slow. Some are good at certain things, some aren’t. There is a saying, “If everyone is special, then no one is special”! We need to teach our children, and obviously some adults, that this is how the world works. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WHS Volleyball:The WHS girls split at Clearwater, taking down Augusta once again 25-22 and 25-23 in the first match. The Crusaders then lost to Clearwater 25-15, 25-19. “The girls played really well and it was nice to see them keep their composure and finish a pressure match,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “I really like to see the amount of swings we’re getting on the ball.  We are really working on turning those into kills.”The girls had over 20 hitting attempts during the Augusta match.  Siarah Walker, Micah Rogers, and Kaity Ledbetter all had two kills in the first set.“It’s nice I have options so we can split up the other teams blockers,” Elder said.Against Clearwater, Elder said the girls played good volleyball but the passing killed the Crusaders.“Against teams like Clearwater it comes down to who makes the fewest amounts of errors,” Elder said. “We get the chance to see Clearwater again at the Chaparral tournament so hopefully we can get some better results.”Elders said Wellington is getting close to 30 attempts at the ball but are just are finishing the hits.“Once we start doing that we will be finishing teams off without a doubt,” Elder said.Wellington is 6-6 on the season.“I’m very proud of the girls, and I can’t wait to see what we can do the rest of season,” she said. WMS Football:The Wellington Middle School football teams have played two games. The seventh grade is now 2-0 with a 20-6 victory over Mulvane and 36-0 victory over Clearwater.The eighth grade is 1-1 after beating Mulvane 16-8 and losing to Clearwater 20-14 in overtime.Here is a synopsis of the season so far by Brandon Wilmoth, WMS head football coach: Seventh grade:“The seventh grade team has the season clicking in the right direction.  We have some players that know how to get the ball and get it up field.  As always it takes awhile to get everyone going in the same direction but this group of players is picking up the system quicker than years past.  We as coaches only have 13 practices to get everything in before we play our first game so it is challenging when some players have never played football. We spend a lot of day four (first day with pads) just helping kids learn how to put in their pads correctlyThe 7th grade coaches have been doing an outstanding job.  I’m very happy with the outcome so far and I think this team has what it takes to bring home a league title.”Eighth grade:“The key word for this year so far is “Rocky”.  The Mulvane game was a rough one.  We put the ball on the ground way too many times and did not come out to play early.  But lucky enough for us we made some half time adjustments and where able to come back and get the win.  It’s always tough to get that first win and the boys buckled down and play hard to get it.  Clearwater, unfortunately, we came up a little short in overtime.  We came out strong an got an early lead but as the game went on we got tired, had some key injuries and we let them back in the game.  I will take that lose on my shoulders and only my shoulders.  We had some player’s play their hearts out. We just could not get over the hump in overtime.  It’s one of those games as a coach you second guess yourself the whole ride home and the whole next week until your next game.     We have lost a couple of players now for the year and we will have to wait and see how some other players can step up a fill these roles.  Us as coaches are going to do a little tweaking to playbook and hopefully be able to get some more wins through out the season. On a high note we have over 70 players combined in the middle school program so the numbers are coming back.”The Knights will play host to Winfield on this Thursday. The seventh grade plays at 5 p.m. and the eighth grade follows at 6:30 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School volleyball team garnered a split in Clearwater Tuesday afternoon, the Wellington girls tennis team placed second in the Conway Springs Invitational, and an update from Thursday’s Wellington Middle School football game…last_img read more