Wellington volleyball team splits triangular: losing to 4th ranked Rose Hill, beating Winfield

first_imgFor more photos of the triangular click here.Follow us on Twitter. Siarah Walker spikes it over against Rose Hill Tuesday.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader volleyball team has been touting its new improved product on the gymnasium floor. On Tuesday, many of the home town fans got to see this product in motion for the first time this season.And what’s the verdict? Not bad.Wellington would lose the first match to Rose Hill 25-23 and 25-18. But the Crusaders would rebound to win the second match over Winfield 25-7, 26-24. The Crusaders are now 5-3 for the season.“Wellington played very good volleyball,” said Alison Widen, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “I thought our fight was good. We just need to get over the hump of not finishing a complete game.”The Crusaders still have that habit of not finishing off their opponents. For example, Wellington was leading the preseason Kansas Volleyball Association Class 4A-Div. 1 fourth ranked Rose Hill Rockets 23-22 in the first set. But a serving error tied the game up and a lane violation followed.Rose Hill, who is highly ranked for a reason, would make Wellington pay and won the game with that last point. The second game, Wellington played catch up after surrendering an early lead. Even though they would pull even with the Rockets, Rose Hill would take back the lead. That Madison Degnan for Rose Hill is pretty good.Against Winfield, the Crusaders picked up their second straight win against the Vikes. Wellington had earlier beaten Winfield in the Viking “Early Bird” Tournament last Saturday. Tuesday was more of the same. After cruising through the first game against the Vikes, Winfield would make Wellington earn the win in game two.The Crusaders have played an astonishing eight matches in three days. They will not see competitive action until next Tuesday when they travel to McPherson for a triangular with Mulvane.That should be an interesting day of volleyball. Mulvane is the team that eliminated Wellington in the sub-state a year ago. McPherson, well… the Bullpups are good at everything.  Interestingly enough, they were ranked below Rose Hill in the Class 4A Div. 1 poll.Rose Hill was ranked No. 4 and McPherson was ranked No. 6.As Wellington proved Tuesday, though, it can play with Rose Hill. It most certainly can do the same with McPherson. 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 Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

If Steve Smith was an Indian his unorthodox style would’ve been welcomed claims former…

first_imgAdvertisement f4p4iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2yrwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E698( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8kvWould you ever consider trying this?😱1vq032bCan your students do this? 🌚8wymdfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Trent Woodhill, the former coach of Steve Smith stated that his student’s uniqueness and unorthodox batting style would have been accepted in the Indian cricket system, where everything is “about the output”. The Aussie superstar was named as the player of the tournament in the recently concluded Ashes for his sublime form and now his formative coach believes that Smith’s unusual technique should be celebrated in Australia.Advertisement “If Steven was Indian, his technique and mechanics and the strategy around his batting would just be accepted,” Woodhill said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.Advertisement “We see Kohli, Gavaskar, (Rohit) Sharma, Ganguly, Sehwag – all these players have unique techniques. The Indian system is all about output, about scoring runs. We don’t care how you do it as long as you do it’, whereas in Australia we wanted you to score well and we wanted you to look good” he added.The former Australian captain scored 774 runs in five Tests with an average of 110.57 which included three centuries and as many fifties along with a superb double hundred at Manchester. However, his peculiar batting style, especially while leaving deliveries, was criticized by those who still view Test cricket as a classical game. Woodhill though, is upset with those struggling to accept his uniqueness, saying this attitude can have a negative impact on a young player’s career.Advertisement “Young players need protection from both themselves and others who don’t like difference. A cricket dressing room can be a brutal place for a young player, who might be forced to conform – more so in Australia than any other country I’ve been in. In Australia we struggle with things that are different. We like a sexy Shaun Marsh thirty, made with a conventional, attractive technique, rather than an unconventional Steven Smith hundred.”  Advertisementlast_img read more