Georgia cattle farmers will learn the latest research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day on April 17 in Blairsville, Ga.Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. The field day ends at 3 p.m.Experts from UGA Cooperative Extension, Tennessee Farmers Coop, Blairsville Animal Hospital, Zoetis, APHIS VS Georgia and Chapman Fence will present information.This year’s field day topics will include antibiotic classes and uses for stockers, bovine respiratory disease, necropsies, animal traceability, mineral supplements and farm fence basics. The afternoon session will be held at the research and education center’s beef cattle unit/handling facility. UGA stocker feeding trial results will be presented there.There is no charge for the field day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The field day is co-sponsored by AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Georgia Farm Bureau and Resaca Sun. For more information, call (706) 745-2655.
Jose Mourinho accused his Chelsea players of complacency after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Slovenian minnows Maribor in Champions League Group G.The Blues went behind to Agim Ibraimi’s goal but Nemanja Matic equalised before Eden Hazard missed a penalty.”Many times surprises happen when people are not fully focused, when they believe the game can’t be a difficult one,” said Mourinho.”Only when Maribor scored did the players realise the danger.”Match factsChelsea have not lost a competitive match since the semi-final of last season’s Champions League in AprilThe Blues have won just one of their last six away games in the Champions League Chelsea conceded for the first time in 230 minutes away from home in the competitionThe result leaves Chelsea three points clear in Group G, needing to win one of their remaining two matches to guarantee qualification to the knockout phase.Chelsea had thrashed Slovenian champions Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in their previous Champions League game.And despite having talked up his opponents in the pre-match news conference, Mourinho admitted he must take some of the blame for his players’ attitude in a lacklustre first half.”If I cannot convince the players that the game is difficult and you have to play from minute one, obviously it’s my responsibility,” he said. Mourinho also expressed his frustration with Italian referee Daniele Orsato and his fellow officials.The Blues were denied a penalty early in the second half when Oscar appeared to be tripped and his fellow substitute Diego Costa had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside.Mourinho hinted that he had history with Orsato from his time at Inter Milan, adding: “We scored two goals, two very good goals. The second goal, the referee decided to disallow but it’s a clear goal.”Normally we should win because we scored two goals. But we have to accept it.”The referee’s team did not have a good night.”
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington has qualified five wrestlers to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina – tied for the highest number of USD 353 athletes since the Russ Decker era in the early 1990s.In 2005, Wellington also sent five wrestlers.Andrew Pelkey at 145, Chance Hain at 170, Taylan Lamkin at 195, Dalton Holt at 220, and Tyson Hodson at heavyweight will be representing Wellington in the big show Friday morning at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. The first round state pairings involving Wellington wrestlers are a follows:Â Andrew Pelkeyâ€¢Pelkey (26-6) vs. Braxton McClusky, KSW, 22-11.â€¢Hain (19-11) vs. Josh Miller, Desoto, 26-7.â€¢Lamkin (32-5) vs. Bradley VanHoose, Columubus, 24-11.â€¢Holt (22-10) vs. Jon Yates, Buhler, (31-6).â€¢Hodson (27-12) vs. Kainon Clark, Smoky Valley (26-3).As a team, Wellington placed third at the Winfield Regional, also its highest placing in years. Augusta won the tournament with 229 points. Andover Central had 139 and Wellington had 123. Other team scores were: El Dorado 121.5, Pratt 110.5, Andale 102, Mulvane 101.5, Clearwater 71, Independence 61, Winfield 53.5, Circle 48.5, Labette County 33, Rose Hill 31, Coffeyville Field Kinley 30, and Wichita Trinity 6.Chance HainLamkin became regional champion at 195. Pelkey finished second. Hain, Holt, and Hodson all placed third.“We had a great tournament,” said Mitch McComb, Wellington head wrestling coach. “We could have easily had three more state qualifiers. A couple of the losses were heartbreakers.”Going in, McComb thought he could get six into state. He got five. It was a topsy-turvy tournament. The play-by-play of the tournament can be found on our live feed or on our twitter account at “Cueballnewscow.”The following is a synopsis of the tournament.Brad Wiens- 126 (0-2). “I told Wiens going in that he has been doing everything for the team,” McComb said. “This time he should go in for yourself. He is only a sophomore and will get much better.”Taylan LamkinAndrew Horn – 132 (2-2). Without a doubt Horn had the biggest tearjerker moment in the tournament for Wellington. He was tied with Dylan Eck of Andale at 3-3 in the consolation semifinals with 30 seconds to wrestle, only to get a takedown and near fall at the buzzer to lose 7-3 and get eliminated from the tournament.“Horn won two matches that we thought he probably could have lost,” McComb said concerning his victories with Romero of Labette County and Cusick of Mulvane. “It was too bad he couldn’t get that third match and get to state. I’ve been in that situation when your last wrestling match of your high school career ends that way. It hurts.”Graysen DeJarnett – 138 (0-2). McComb said G. DeJarnett had the toughest weight division in the tournament.Andrew Pelkey – 145 (2-1). The junior had two extremely close matches including a controversial win in the championship semifinals. Pelkey appeared to have gotten a takedownDalton Holtat the end of regulation but the official said no against Connor Spellman of Augusta. He would eventually win with a takedown in overtime.The second match saw Pelkey lose with a late takedown against Augustine of Andover Central, who was considered a dark horse. Top seed Jordan Mead of Independence failed to qualify for state in that division.“Andrew changed his wrestling style to a more defensive approach after Christmas,” McComb said. “He needs to be more aggressive offensively this next week at state”Ben DeJarnett – 152 (2-2). DeJarnett came into the regional tournament as a No. 7 seed and had two wins against Walker of Circle and Bailey of Winfield to move into the consolation semifinals where he was pinned.“Ben did everything we asked of him,” McComb said. “I think Andrew (Horn’s) loss a few matches before him had a bit of an affect on him. Thing is you become a senior and you see another senior lose and there is that realization that it could be all over very quickly. That might have happened to Ben.”Tyson HodsonJoey Haydon – 160 (1-2). Haydon had the lead going into the third match before getting pinned at 4:07 to Hein of Andale.“Joey’s a junior so he has a chance to come back and be a really good wrestler for us next season,” McComb said.Chance Hain – 170 (4-2). “Chance had the best tournament of anyone on our team,” McComb said. “He came out with intensity and focus. I wish I could instill that kind of enthusiasm in all my wrestlers.”Hain’s only loss came in a 3-1 loss to Evan Elston of Mulvane in the championship semifinals. That was partially due to a controversy when a takedown wasn’t called in the first period, McComb said.“It would have changed the whole dynamics of the match,” McComb said. “I think if that takedown was called he would have been wrestling for the regional championship.”Aaron Fair – 182 (2-2). Fair’s reversal of fortune came quickly. Leading 6-0 over Crump of Pratt in the consolation semifinals, Fair went for a full Nelson and ended up getting pinned instead in the final seconds of the second period.“The great thing is, Aaron is a junior,” McComb said. “He could learn from this and come back and be a better wrestler next year.”Taylan Lamkin – 195 (4-0). Lamkin pinned three of his four opponents including Newton of Coffeyville in the championship final.“Lamkin has really changed things up after that Marion loss earlier this year,” McComb said. “He was doing the same old moves up until that point. Since then he’s worked hard on his techniques to get better.”Lamkin, a state sixth place finisher in 2013, has a chance to become Wellington’s first two-time state placer in at least a decade.Dalton Holt – 220 (3-1). Holt went from No. 2 to No. 1 seed after a family tragedy with an Andover Central wrestler kept him from the tournament. That junior varsity wrestler would beat Holt on Saturday evening.“I don’t think Dalton was feeling well on Friday,” McComb said. “He definitely did not wrestle to his capability. But on Saturday he was back to himself and got two quick pins.”Tyson Hodson – hwt. (3-1). Hodson decisioned King of Circle 6-5 after being down 5-1.“He did everything we expected him to do,” McComb said. 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 Comment (1) 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? 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