Broken leg sends Coast Guard to rescue of mariner near Galveston

first_imgThe Coast Guard medevaced a mariner off the 336-foot tanker Kassos about 40 miles south of Galveston on Saturday afternoon.  The Coast Guard issued a news release that said Coast Guard Station Galveston watchstanders received a call from the captain of the Kassos, who reported a crewmember had suffered a broken leg. Station Galveston notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders, who consulted the duty flight surgeon, and a medevac was recommended.A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Houston hoisted the 38-year-old man and transferred him to medical personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was listed in stable condition.Weather on scene was reported as 17-mph winds with 5-foot seaslast_img read more

Minnesota takes first game of NCAA tournament against Canisius

first_img“Whenever you have a big inning in the NCAA tournament, it can really benefit you on your side of the game,” head coach John Anderson said. The Golden Griffins fought back by scoring one run in the top of the third after catcher Christ Conley hit a double, scoring left fielder John Conti.That was Canisius’ lone run of the game. The Gophers were up 7-1 after McDevitt hit a solo home run in the third and second baseman Luke Pettersen added another run in the fourth. In the fifth inning, the Gophers added three more runs in the scoring column after three hits, which left the Gophers with a 10-1 lead.Junior starting pitcher Reggie Meyer pitched eight innings only giving up one run and five hits. Meyer struck out six batters and walked one.Meyer credited his teammates’ defensive play and said that having a solid offense behind his pitching helps.“It always helps to relax when we are able to put up a bunch of runs like that. It helps me settle down and get into a rhythm a little easier,” Meyer said. Minnesota takes first game of NCAA tournament against CanisiusThe Gophers beat their first opponent 10-1.Ellen SchmidtReggie Meyer pitches to Canisius during the game on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers beat Canisius 10-1. David MullenJune 2, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers’ bats came alive on Friday night. No. 13 Minnesota (42-13) won their first game of the NCAA tournament against Canisius (35-21) in the Minneapolis regional opener at Siebert Field. The Gophers scored 10 runs off of 14 hits and allowed only one run on defense. With the victory, the Gophers will move on to their next matchup on Saturday against UCLA at 7:00 p.m. at Siebert Field.All-American shortstop Terrin Vavra led the charge for the Gophers, going 3-5 at the plate with three RBIs. “Anytime we get runs on the board, we feed off of that,” Vavra said.The bats for the Gophers lit up early against Golden Griffins’ pitcher J.P. Stevenson. The spark led to an early 5-0 lead after the second inning.Infielder Micah Coffey started off the second inning with a double to right field. After first baseman Cole McDevitt reached base due to a Canisius error, outfielder Alex Boxwell hit a bunt single down the third baseline that advanced the runners and left the Gophers with the bases loaded with no outs.After a passed ball and with one out, designated hitter Toby Hanson hit an RBI double to right field, which put the Gophers ahead 2-0.  Two hits later, the Gophers were up 5-0.last_img read more

Outgoing Assembly Members Honored

first_imgAsm. McClure(E. Pen): “It’s been an interesting evolution. This is like a family, but it’s not like a real family, because it’s a family that comes and goes. It’s a fluxing family and you’re well represented as a Borough.” After last week’s election and yesterday’s tally of the absentee votes, K-Beach will now be represented by Gary Knopp, the South Peninsula seat goes to Willy Dunne and the East Peninsula seat goes to Brandii Holmdahl. KPB Mayor Navarre: “This is their last meeting on the Assembly. I want to say thank you on behalf of the residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. I think a lot of people don’t really recognize and appreciate how much work goes into being on the Assembly. You’ve done a great job.” Outgoing East Peninsula Assemblywoman Sue McClure reflected on the changes during her two terms… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Three Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members were honored last night as Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said farewell to Mako Haggerty, Sue McClure, and Kelly Wolf. Asm. Bagley: “It is amazing how it always changes. We had a great group this year, a lot of fun, a lot of joking and I really appreciated that. Maybe not some of the tension I’ve seen in past assemblies and it definitely makes your time here a lot more enjoyable when you like coming to the Assembly meetings.” Assembly President Dale Bagley agreed…last_img read more

Point guard position for Jazz uncertain going forward with free agent George Hill and 3 part-time starters

first_img Utah Jazz: Gobert’s huge strides this season a big reason for team’s improvement Related There’s always competition and that’s a good thing because it accelerates growth and fuels improvement. I feel good about everyone who’s played that position. – Utah Jazz head coach Quin SnyderSALT LAKE CITY — No team in the NBA has played as many point guards for significant minutes as the Utah Jazz have over the past couple of seasons.During the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, the Jazz started four different players at the point guard position for at least 25 games. Because of injuries and other factors, it’s been divided fairly equally among George Hill (49), Shelvin Mack (36), Raul Neto (53) and Dante Exum (26), who also started 41 games in 2014-15 as a rookie before sitting out a year with a knee injury.Those four are among a dozen players the Jazz have started at point guard since Deron Williams was traded in 2011 after manning the point for five and a half years. With Hill’s status up in the air as a free agent, the Jazz have little idea right now who will be the starting point guard when the 2017-18 season opens in October.Hill is the logical choice should he decide to re-sign with Utah, albeit at a much higher price tag than the $8 million he received this past season. At Tuesday’s season-ending press conference, Hill wouldn’t reveal his plans, saying, “I let that take care of itself this summer,” but he had nothing but good things to say about his time in Utah.“I loved it,” he said. “I love the culture, the fans, the organization . . . I was fortunate to be in this position with these guys and happy with what we accomplished as a group. We set some goals to get 40-plus wins, 50-plus and get to the playoffs and we accomplished those things. Hopefully we continue to build in the future.”That sounds like Hill wants to stick around and he also talked about how Hayward “is like my little brother now.” But the Jazz may not be able to pay him what another franchise may offer.Hill said “it didn’t end the way I like it with the injuries,” as he was limited to 49 games because of injuries to his thumb, toe, groin and concussion symptoms. But he dismissed the idea that he is injury–prone, saying he only had one major injury in his first eight seasons in the NBA.If Hill does opt to go elsewhere on the free agent market, the Jazz must decide if one of their other three point guards is up to the task of becoming a full-time NBA starter. Otherwise, they may look at the free agent market or a trade for a starting point guard, which isn’t easy in a league where top point guards are at a premium.When coach Quin Snyder was asked about the point guard logjam, he mostly deferred, saying, “A lot will come down to what guys do this summer. There’s always competition and that’s a good thing because it accelerates growth and fuels improvement. I feel good about everyone who’s played that position.”The night before, Snyder had praised Exum, a player that he didn’t want to single out during the season. He hinted that the reason Exum didn’t see more minutes was because of a lack of team play by the 21-year-old Australian.“What Dante’s shown, the last half of the season especially, is his ability to play within the team and help the team,” he said. “Anytime you’re on the floor and help your team play better, you’re doing a good job.”Snyder also pointed out that Exum, Mack and Neto have all been starters for significant stretches over the past two years and also how they’ve each been the fourth-string point guard.“That’s unusual, so to be able to ride that roller-coaster, you have to respect them,” he said. “It’s always gratifying when you see guys coming back raise their level and that’s what you saw (all three) do.”Exum admitted to being frustrated by his lack of playing time — he averaged just 18.6 minutes, didn’t get off the bench for nine games and was injured for seven.“Obviously it’s frustrating when your minutes go up and down,” he said. “It’s something as a professional athlete you have to fight through.”However, Exum says he’s confident he can take over starting point guard duties if Hill decides to go elsewhere.“I definitely have confidence in myself that I’m a point guard and ready to lead this team, whatever George decides,” he said.Mack, who joined the team in February of 2016 when he immediately took over starting point guard duties from Neto, hardly played for nearly two months when he was relegated to No. 4 on the depth chart and then got injured. However, he got the playoff minutes against Golden State, perhaps to the chagrin of many Jazz fans, who are rooting for Exum to turn into the star he was projected to be when the Jazz drafted him in 2014 with the No. 5 pick.Mack performed admirably against Golden State, averaging 12.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists while making 6 of 12 3-point shots, but he isn’t looked at as the long-term solution and he seems to know that as a free agent.“Everything will take care of itself,” he said. “I’m thankful and blessed and I’ll be in the NBA next year, so I’m taking it one season at a time and I’ll let my agent handle that.”As for Neto, his future is uncertain after starting 53 games as a rookie and then not starting and playing in just 40 games total this year.“I was thinking my first season would be like this and it was kind of the opposite,” he said. “It was a different season for me, but I got better and I think that’s what matters.”The Jazz have a team option on Neto, who turns 25 next week.“We’ll see how things go with the Jazz during the summer,” he said. “We have a lot of free agents and they have a lot of decisions to make. I hope I’m here, I’m real happy and I’ll work hard to take my opportunities for next year.”last_img read more