Ravished lands Kilbeggan feature

first_img Barry Geraghty, in the colours of new boss JP McManus, was hard at work on the five-year-old a long way from home but his mount responded well and scored by four and a quarter lengths from pace-setter Tigroney after taking it up after the second-last hurdle. The market proved correct in the Coola Maiden Hurdle as 7-4 joint favourites The Scourge and Emmy Lou fought out the finish, with the former prevailing by half a length. St Maxime (10-3jf) thwarted outsider Naughty Molly by a head in a thrilling finish to the Michael Moore Car Sales Mercedes-Benz Handicap Hurdle. Press Association “He stays all day and is improving the whole time,” said Morris. “It’s nice to win this for Michael at his local track. I’ll have a word with the boss now and see where he goes.” Carriganog upset to 4-6 favourite As De Ferbet when opening his chase account in the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase. A 138-rated hurdler at his peak, Aidan O’Brien’s charge had failed to sparkle in four previous attempts over larger obstacles but the penny dropped on this occasion. The favourite made the running but had no answers when challenged by Mark Walsh’s mount and the winner went on to pull seven lengths clear in good style after jumping to the front at the last fence. Damefirth (2-1fav) confirmed her liking for the track when beating Do Na Paisti by a length and three-quarters in the Best Dressed Lady Competition At Kilbeggan Races On 8th August Handicap Hurdle. Having upset a 1-2 favourite over this course and distance earlier in the year, Henry de Bromhead’s mare returned to smaller obstacles following a novice chase success and proved too strong in the finish after taking it up turning for home. Tri Na Ceile justified odds of 11-8 in the opening Tom McCormack Memorial Cup Mares Maiden Hurdle, but favourite backers had some nervous moments. Both in the colours of Gigginstown Stud, who had four in the race, Akorakor set the pace and there was nothing between the long-time leader and Mouse Morris’ charge when the latter challenged approaching the final obstacle. Akorakor unseated Kevin Sexton on landing to leave the path clear for Bryan Cooper’s mount to cruise home four and three-quarter lengths clear of Rohan Pride’s, with Archie Meade picking up third. There was drama in the Midlands National Handicap Chase at Kilbeggan as Ravished pounced on a last-fence mishap from Akorakor to land the evening’s feature.last_img read more


Men’s soccer: Two missed penalty kicks cost Badgers in loss to Phoenix

first_imgNeedless to say, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-7-0) did not have a good three-game home stretch, ending it with a gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to Green Bay (2-5-2) on Wednesday night at McClimon Complex.Even though the Badgers finally scored a goal at home this season, the team missed two key penalty kicks that eventually cost them the match.Excluding the penalty kicks, the game ultimately came down to a tale of two halves. The Badgers came out firing in the first. Drew Conner knotted his second goal on the season in the 13th minute off an assist from Luc Kazmierczak (Kazmierczak’s first point and start of the year).Six minutes later, the Badgers grew their lead with a smooth touch from Mark Segbers off a double assist from Tom Barlow and Conner. Wisconsin kept their foot on the pedal for the rest of the half, but couldn’t keep Green Bay’s talented mid-fielder Audi Jepson from putting one in the net late in the period.In a quick turn around, the Green Bay defense was caught sleeping and tripped Conner in the box, giving Wisconsin a penalty kick with only a minute left in the half. Conner failed to take advantage of the opportunity and Green Bay salvaged a 2-1 deficit at the half.The second half took a turn for the worse for the home team. Only three minutes in, Green Bay’s William Nordenstrom scored a beautiful goal low on Wisconsin goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk and tied it up 2-2. Cheenuj Shong’s goal in the 55th minute secured the comeback for Green Bay and seemed to take the life out of the depleted Badgers. Green Bay controlled much of the half and looked to be playing with more energy and focus. Wisconsin looked out-of-sync and much less motivated to go out and win.Despite everything, Wisconsin’s Christopher Mueller was tackled in the box with little less than 10 minutes to go and lined up for a second penalty kick with the hopes of escaping with a tie. Mueller sent the shot wide left and Wisconsin couldn’t rally following another missed opportunity.“We have to be able to put away games like this,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said. “Hats off to Green Bay but we need guys to step up going forward.”There were a few bright spots for the Badgers. Isaac Schlenker came off the bench in the first half and provided some much needed energy to take a 2-0 lead. Trask said he believes Schlenker played and looked like the team’s best forward at this point. Solid performances from Kazmierczak and Nick Jones also stood out in the otherwise difficult game for a team that is looking for answers.“We don’t seem resolute for 90 minutes,” Trask said. “We had plenty of chances to make it 3-1 and we didn’t finish those chances; that’s a soccer game. We have half a season left and we have to be better in games like this.”The Badgers now travel to Ann Arbor for a Big Ten matchup against Michigan Sunday.last_img read more


Jupiter man opens fire on police officers during 15-hour standoff

first_imgA Jupiter man has been arrested after he opened fire on officers during a 15-hour police standoff Friday afternoon.The Jupiter Police Department said officers responded to a domestic violence call with shots fired in the 6100 block of Hollywood Street around 10:20 p.m. Thursday.When police arrived to the home, they found the female victim and her husband, 62-year-old Donald Liberman.Police say Liberman was armed and threatened to harm his wife and the officers on the scene. Liberman’s wife was safely removed, but Liberman refused to cooperate with officers.JPD said Liberman barricaded himself inside the home with his weapons, and continued to threaten officers on the scene.The Hostage Negotiation Team and SWAT members arrived to the scene in attempt to negotiate with Liberman. As SWAT members broke through the front door, Liberman started shooting at officers. No officers were injured.After 15 hours SWAT members were able to take Liberman into custody. Liberman suffered a minor injury, police said.Liberman is being charged with domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest without violence, corruption by threat on a public official, and attempted homicide on a law enforcement officer.last_img read more