ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Santa Run/Walk 5K is scheduled to be held Dec. 1.The race will begin and end at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Costumes are encouraged but not required for the race, which gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. The first 50 registrants will receive free T-shirts, and cookies and hot cocoa will also be made available.Registration forms can be found on be found online via the Wright Center website. They can also be found at Cadillac Mountain Sports, CrossFit Acadia and the Down East Family YMCA.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textContestants may also register the day of the race. Race-day registration runs from 8-9:45 a.m. and is free to the public, though donations are accepted. The race is scheduled to begin at 10.
Junior forward Chimezie Metu squares up to a Cal State Fullerton defender in a game at the Galen Center. Photo by Katie Chin | Daily TrojanBoth senior guard Jordan McLaughlin and junior forward Chimezie Metu took spots on a list of the 50 top candidates for the 2018 John Wooden Award. The list, which was released on Tuesday, was based on a preseason poll of the national NCAA basketball experts who will vote on the award at the end of the season.McLaughlin has been a captain for the Trojans for three years, and he is expected to strongly lead the No. 10 ranked squad this season. He is currently ranked second on the program’s all-time assists list with 457 and is well on track to set the record this year. Last season, McLaughlin averaged 12.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He ranks first in career assists and career steals, second in career points and third in career 3-pointers made among all players returning to the Pac-12 for this season.Metu is an equally vital player for the Trojans, starting all 36 games last season while averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. He came alive in the final 13 games of the season, spiking to an average of 16.9 points and 8.2 rebounds and starring in the Trojans’ postseason run.The Wooden Award recognizes the top player in men’s college basketball every year. Last year’s recipient was Frank Mason III, an All-American guard for the Kansas Jayhawks who also picked up AP Player of the Year, the Naismith Award and the USA Today Player of the Year Award.Polling for this year’s award will continue throughout the season, and players not selected for the preseason list can still make their way into finalist contention. The organization will release a midseason list and late season list before releasing the top 15 players in the National Ballot during postseason play.
PJ GALLAGHER, from the Burtonport Bowling Club won the Swedish Masters Short Mat Players Tournament at the weekend.The Donegal man won his first Swedish Masters title having won the World Cup with the Irish team earlier in the season.The tournament was held in Strömstad, Sweden and Gallagher defeated Belgium’s Jonathan Payne 10-5 in the final. In the rankings, Gallagher moved up seven places and is now at the top of the Order of Merit. Gallagher defeated James Trott 11-4 in the semi-final, having also beaten England’s Jack Pye 14-10, Sweden’s Benny Sjogren 11-9 and England’s Chris Hopkins 18-3 in the knockout phase. Burtonport man wins Swedish Masters title was last modified: January 16th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)