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With the #first time, Zaba is helping small entrepreneurs in tourism

first_imgZagrebačka banka invites everyone to apply for the tender via the web by September 30: www.prviput.hr. Anyone who thinks that their idea, location, project or product enriches the tourist offer of Croatia, by applying to the competition within the project #prviput have the opportunity to win a free and comprehensive marketing campaign that will ensure their visibility to the general public and present their entrepreneurial stories. The presentation of the #first time project was held outdoors, on the Zaluka Heritage Estate in Zagreb, under strict epidemiological measures and with an acoustic performance by musicians Nika Turković and Matija Cvek.  Unique project for the affirmation of domestic tourism presented: Zaba with the project #first time helps small entrepreneurs in tourism The #first time project with small original products with an original tourist product provides strong professional and financial assistance for promotion, and on the other hand, for all who want to discover the beauties of domestic destinations, provides a unique place with all information about the undiscovered tourist offer of Croatia. An expert jury will select the 15 best entries, two of which will win a major marketing campaign that includes a TV spot, while the rest will be promoted on digital channels. The members of the expert jury are Iva Barbarić (Zagrebačka banka), Kristina Mamić (HTZ), Ivana Crnić (Ministry of Tourism and Sports), Iva Kaligarić (Señor), Goran Jović (photographer), Sanja Čižmar (505 Conference), Iva Mihalić Krčmar ), Hrvoje Bujas (Voice of Entrepreneurs) and David Skoko (chef).  The project will be followed by an online website prviput.hr as a kind of platform where citizens can be informed in one place about unique destinations and experiences throughout Croatia, throughout the year. With this platform, Zagrebačka banka supports the development of domestic tourism throughout the year.  “We are in a very challenging year for the whole economy, and especially for small entrepreneurs in tourism. At Zaba, we recognized that entrepreneurs today, more than ever, need not only financial, but comprehensive support, primarily in promotion and digitalization, in order to better define their business plans and position themselves in the market. That’s why we launched the #first time project. Since the beginning of the year, we have launched many significant socially responsible projects. #first time is another contribution to the community in which we live and do business and where we want to be part of the solution “, said Romeo Collina, President of the Management Board of Zagrebačka banka. Romeo Collina, President of the Management Board of Zagrebačka banka / Photo: Zaba The time of the pandemic, when it is difficult to travel outside the country, is ideal for joint discovery of the charms of Croatia, which helps the sustainability of domestic tourism and small businesses that are most affected by the corona crisis.  Zagrebačka banka launches project #first time which aims to support micro and small entrepreneurs in tourism and create the largest online platform for the promotion of undiscovered beauties and unique experiences of Croatia. Owners of accommodation, hotels, eco-villages, family farms, tourist guides, diving instructors and many other business entities with an original tourist offer can apply for the competition. Thus, in the first wave of the big national campaign, places for autumn and winter tourism will be promoted, and the campaign will continue next year, in order to give additional impetus to tourism on the eve of the new season.  “It is with pleasure that the Croatian National Tourist Board has accepted the partnership in this stimulating project and I thank the leadership of Zaba for putting small entrepreneurs in tourism who operate in insufficiently discovered parts of Croatia. Our country abounds in hard-working and creative tourism workers and beautiful tourist destinations, and I am sure that the jury will not be easy to choose the best. I hereby invite all those interested to submit their hidden tourist pearls to the competition and show why their place or their tourist offer deserves to be recognized throughout our country, but also beyond. “, said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Find out more about the project at www.prviput.hr. The #first time project will be implemented in partnership with the Croatian National Tourist Board, from which they emphasized the importance of such projects for Croatian tourism, especially during the off-season. last_img read more

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New Zealanders wear face masks as Auckland lockdown lifted

first_imgLimits on public gatherings in Auckland remain and the rest of the country remains in alert level 2, which means social distancing norms must be followed.New Zealand announced 9 new coronavirus cases on Monday, five of which were in the community and were traced to the known Auckland cluster.New Zealand has recorded 1,387 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, and 22 deaths.  Schools and businesses reopened in Auckland on Monday after the lifting of a lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus, but face masks were made mandatory on public transport across the country.The Pacific nation of 5 million people had appeared to have succeeded in halting community transmission of COVID-19, but a fresh outbreak in Auckland prompted the government to place the city back in lockdown earlier this month.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scaled back the restrictions in Auckland on Sunday, but made masks compulsory on public transport. Topics :center_img Ardern said on Monday that she was confident the new measure would be taken up across New Zealand, adding that “a bit of smiling with the eyes behind the mask” and kindness to Aucklanders in particular, would help get the country through the latest outbreak.”We have a plan that we know will work. We just need everyone’s compliance and help. If everyone sticks to those guidelines and rules, coupled together with all the public health measures that we have, we can make this work,” Ardern, wearing a mask herself, told reporters in Auckland.Students in Auckland returned to school after many weeks of disruptions.”To me it’s so good for them to go back to school. Online work, online school is alright but it’s still not good enough for them. So it’s good to get out of the house,” said one parent.last_img read more

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Mark Steven Gaylord

first_imgMark Steven Gaylord, 53, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away May 24, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born July 15, 1963 in Lafayette, IN, son of Kendall E.”Kenny” Gaylord and Karleen Gaylord.Mark liked to hunt and fish. He was a carpenter for over 20 years and he also black topped driveways. Mark loved to laugh, and make others laugh. He enjoyed spending time with friends, but his favorite pastime was time spent with his family.Surviving are father, Kenny Gaylord of Aurora, IN; mother, Karleen Gaylord of Aurora, IN; children, Cole Gaylord of Aurora, IN, Jessica Camp of Rising Sun, IN, Sarah (John) Collins, Marcus Isles of Lawrenceburg, IN. and Rebecca Hartmann of Dillsboro, IN; Brother, Michael Gaylord of Aurora, IN; step sister, Wendy Veach of MN; and grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, Eve and Hunter and Tré Taylor.A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Milan American Legion. Covered dish welcome.Contributions may be made towards Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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DeYoung makes most of Tri-City opportunity

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (Aug. 21) – After an early crash took point leader A.J. Ward out of the running, Myron DeYoung got the Friday win and the top spot in Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified point standings at Tri-City Motor Speedway.Last week’s runner-up Matt Szecsodi found some room on the bottom coming out of turn two and led lap one. Szecsodi built a good lead until trouble struck as point leader A.J. Ward was involved in a four-car crash.Ward took his car to the pit area but his crew could not get it fixed in time and he was out of the race, finishing 17th.Szecsodi continued to lead until lap 12, when Todd Matheson drove by. His turn up front last until lap 17, when DeYoung snuck by.Matheson fought his way back to the front on the following circuit but DeYoung regained the lead for good on lap 19.The victory was his fourth this season at Tri-City and gave him a nine-point edge over Ward in the standings with one week to go. Matheson finished second, Szecsodi third, Gavin Hunyady fourth and Mitchell Hunt fifth.last_img read more

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Ella J. Laker

first_imgElla Jean Laker, 68, of Enochsburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020, at The Waters of Batesville. Ella was born November 17, 1951, in Batesville, Indiana, to Clifford and Gertrude “Katie” (Goldsmith) Fichtner. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg in 1969. Ella was married to Dan Laker on November 22, 1969, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Enochsburg, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.Ella worked as a waitress for many years at Fireside Inn and later as the head housekeeper at JAWACDAH Farm. In her free time she enjoyed sewing doll clothes, quilting, reading (especially Stephen King novels), watching movies starring Johnny Depp and writing long flowy letters to family and friends. Ella loved all genres of music and especially liked Elvis, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, Keith Urban and the Bee Gees, and she was a good dancer as well. She was known for her quick humor and enjoyed a good joke. She was an amazing cook and made a legendary Thanksgiving dressing. She deeply loved her family and spent much of her retirement years doting on her beloved grandchildren.Ella is survived by her husband Dan of Enochsburg, four children, Matt and wife Lisa (Horner) Laker of Indianapolis, Marc and wife Deidre (McKinney) Laker of Greensburg, Amanda Rosenberger and husband Dan of Brookville, and Andrew “Butch” and wife Kat (Scheidt) Laker of Columbus; brother Dan Fichtner of Batesville, sister Mary Mays of Batesville; five grandchildren, Butch, Cheyenne, Addison, Lydia and Grant, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Arlyn Sorce, Judy Schutte and Darla Benz, brother Dick Fichtner, and one niece, Lisa Sorce.Visitation for the public is Wednesday, September 9th, from 10 a.m. until Noon at the Weigel Funeral Home. The current Governor’s mandate requires all attendees wear a facemask and observe physical distancing. The mask must cover the individual’s nose and mouth at all times. A private service will be held at Noon for immediate family only due to crowd restrictions related to the COVID mandate. The service will be live streamed for everyone and can be viewed by going to Ella’s obituary page on our website (www.weigelfh.com) and clicking on the link. A private burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery Enochsburg. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).last_img read more

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao ‘back to square one’ after injury setback

first_img Press Association “We had him in a game and he had this injury again that he had before. It’s the inside of his thigh,” Hiddink said. “Yes, I think it’s back to square one. He’s in treatment at the moment. He cannot appear on the pitch. “He was out and our medical staff tried to build him up, and he had a setback which is not always a positive signal. “We hope within 10 days he might be fit again, though not to play.” Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao has suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh problem and will be out until at least mid-January. center_img Falcao has not played for the Blues since the 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on October 31 and in total has started just one Barclays Premier League match, scoring once, to continue another ill-fated loan move from Monaco. Interim manager Guus Hiddink insisted two days ago that Falcao was not match fit, but has now revealed that the Colombian has suffered a recurrence of a muscle problem that has troubled him in recent weeks. last_img read more

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Louis van Gaal may not add to Manchester United strike force in January

first_img Press Association “I don’t believe too much in competition. I believe in trust and confidence. Maybe that is wrong but I have done it all my life. I give trust to the players. “The problem can be solved with money but also on the training pitch. We are training but scoring goals is a quality. We have that quality but at this moment there is a lack of confidence at the right time or we need to buy another striker.” In fact, Van Gaal believes adding another striker in the window could put more unwarranted pressure on the players he already has. The Dutchman points to the example of Javier Hernandez, who left for Bayer Leverkusen last summer, as an example of how frustrated a striker can become if he is not playing. “We could have kept all the strikers but then there would have been a lot of strikers in the tribune (stand),” said Van Gaal, who also allowed Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave in the close season. “They are not happy then. They want to go away. It is the story of Hernandez. He wants to play. “Too many strikers of high quality for the same position is too much pressure but now I don’t have the chance to change.” United are now nine points adrift of leaders Arsenal in sixth position. Van Gaal knows he is under pressure to stop more supporter dissatisfaction and prevent the top four breaking away in the coming weeks. “We cannot allow the gap to grow,” said the United boss, who has lost all three of his matches against Swansea. “We have to be at the top of the league. That is our aim. We said that at the beginning of this season. “The players want to win because we didn’t win several matches in a row.” In the summer, Van Gaal predicted Luke Shaw would enjoy an exceptional year, but the left-back’s season was brought to a painful halt when he broke his right leg against PSV Eindhoven in September. Van Gaal has given Shaw a week’s break to help his long recovery, but the United boss does not know if he will play again this term. “Everything is going well until now but I cannot say whether he will be back this season,” Van Gaal added. Despite an encouraging performance in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea, Van Gaal is still under pressure to deliver a win when United host Swansea on Saturday. The statistics make for uncomfortable reading for the Dutchman. United have not won in their last eight matches – their worst run for 26 years – and they have collected four points fewer than David Moyes had by this stage in his solitary season as United manager. Manchester United may have one of the worst goalscoring records in the league but that does not mean Louis van Gaal will definitely be buying a striker in January. The club have recorded seven goalless draws this term and in the last 25 league matches, they have only scored 25 goals. Outside the relegation zone, only West Brom, Swansea and Stoke have scored fewer goals than United this season. Van Gaal had backed Wayne Rooney to deliver 25 goals this season, but at the halfway point he has found the net just twice in the league while Anthony Martial has struggled to maintain the prolific scoring rate he enjoyed shortly after moving to Old Trafford. Van Gaal concedes United’s poor form in front of goal is a concern. “That is our problem (scoring goals),” the United manager said. “When you analyse most matches we were the dominating team, but we didn’t score. “How many players have had the chances to score and why they didn’t score? You cannot always explain that.” Van Gaal has been linked with a number of forwards, including Sadio Mane, Edinson Cavani and Yoshinori Muto, but the 64-year-old was reluctant to say he would spend big on a forward in the window. “We are looking always for solutions in the team. Also, for this moment, but we still have a good team and we can still score goals,” Van Gaal said. last_img read more

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Authorities: Florida Teacher Tried to Buy Meth During School

first_imgA teacher in north Florida faces felony drug charges after she tried to buy methamphetamine while teaching, according to police.Valerie Lee Prince, a first-grade teacher at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School, was in contact with an undercover officer from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, states a news release.An audio recording reveals a woman talking to an officer about buying an $85 “eight ball” — an eighth of an ounce — of methamphetamine.The woman, later identified as Prince, can be heard telling the undercover officer to come to the school before children arrive at 8:30 a.m., or during her lunch break at 11 a.m.“It was a pretty nonchalant request and the indication was it was no big deal to the suspect,” Clay County Sgt. Vincent Hall says.Clay County Lt. Domenic Paniccia adds that the teacher had planned to leave the classroom to buy the narcotics, use some and save the rest for her boyfriend.The sheriff’s office arrested Prince after school and charged her with possession of methamphetamine.“In a case like this, for a teacher to be willing to leave the classroom, leave those children and to have the intent to go consume any degree of narcotics and then to return to the classroom setting where she has care of children is unacceptable,” Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels says.She also admitted she used methamphetamine 10 times within the last five to six months, the news release explains.Court records show that Prince is being held at the Clay County Jail. Her arraignment is scheduled for March 10.last_img read more

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USC’s defense prepares to contain Keeton

first_imgDespite USC’s well-documented struggles on the offensive side of the ball early this season, the Trojans’ main concern this week could be on defense as they prepare to play Utah State (2-1) this Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum.It is no secret that the Aggies have a lethal weapon in senior quarterback Chuckie Keeton. The Trojans’ defense is up for a challenge, hoping to contain the dual-threat quarterback who’s led an offense averaging 49.3 points and 550.3 yards/game.It all starts with Keeton, a three-year starter at Utah State who began his collegiate career in 2011 with a near upset over the defending BCS champions, as the Aggies came close to knocking off Auburn on the road before falling valiantly 42-38.Since then, Keeton has racked up 5,496 passing yards, 1,099 rushing yards and 64 total touchdowns.This season, he’s thrown 12 touchdowns, tied for first in the nation, and just one interception while compiling a stunning QB rating of 187.7. He also leads the team in rushing, totaling  187 yards on 28 carries (6.7 yards per carry).Keeton is such a prolific dual-threat quarterback that Kiffin compared him to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson earlier this week.Keeton is protected by a veteran cast in his offensive line, which boasts five returning starters and has allowed only three sacks so far this year.The Aggies play an uptempo, no-huddle offensive scheme that has caused major headaches for their opponents so far this season.The offense ranks eighth in the nation in points per game and 12th in yards per game despite losing its top three receivers from last season.“I would describe their offense as explosive,” said Kiffin. “This is a really good team with a great quarterback, great offense, defense and special teams.”The USC defense, however, has a couple of lethal weapons of their own.Despite recording just one sack and no turnovers last week against Boston College, the Trojans are still tied for second in the nation in sacks (12) and are tied for sixth in interceptions (6).USC is also in the national Top 10 in rushing defense, total defense, pass efficiency defense, tackles for loss and scoring defense.Redshirt senior defensive end and team captain Devon Kennard says this week is the hardest the team has practiced in the four seasons he has played for USC.To prepare for Keeton, the Trojan defense has been playing against redshirt freshman quarterback Conner Sullivan during practice. Sullivan, who also plays baseball at USC and has some speed of his own, is the closest the Trojans can get to imitating Keeton.“We know we can’t let [Keeton] out of the pocket a lot and run all over us,” said Kennard.With such a dynamic quarterback commanding the opposition, defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast says that his defense is focused on switching gears from utilizing a heavy run-oriented gap protection strategy to adjust to the Aggies’ more spread out offense.“They do a lot of different things offensively. [They use] multiple personnel groups, multiple formations and multiple plays,” Pendergast said.The Trojans’ defense will have to make adjustments to the 5-2 defensive scheme that Pendergast put in place.“That’s the challenge of coaching college football and in the Pac-12 because you see a different offense every week,” Pendergast said.By the response of the players and the long list of accolades USC’s defense has acquired over the first few weeks of the season (second in rushing defense, fourth in total defense), it is clear that Pendergast has lived up to the challenge thus far — but the Trojans are striving to get even better.Redshirt junior cornerback Josh Shaw said the defense is aiming to be the top-ranked unit in the country.“We come out and prepare as if [we are number one] every single day,” said Shaw. “We don’t want to be second to anyone.”Redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey echoed his sentiments.“If we’re all playing well and we’re the top defense in the country, we will all be looked at as the best players in our respective positions just like the Alabamas and LSUs,” Bailey said. “We just have to show up and do what Coach P. wants us to do.”Saturday will be the true test. The last four times the Trojans played the Aggies, they have outscored them by a total of 213-29, but Utah State has won 18 of its last 22 games.Follow Lauren on Twitter @LJonesSportsFollow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more

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D.O. Sports’ 10-most newsworthy stories of fall 2018

first_imgThe Daily Orange has worked to keep you covered on all the biggest news in Syracuse sports this fall, from SU qualifying for its first bowl game in five years to coverage of Joe Girard III’s verbal commitment to Syracuse. Stories like the resignation of women’s soccer head coach Phil Wheddon to the Orange making their first NCAA Tournament in volleyball have headlined the semester, as well.As the fall comes to a close, here’s our list of the 10 most-newsworthy sports stories from the past few months.Syracuse ranked No. 22 in AP poll, SU’s 1st ranking since 2001TJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerAfter 17 years without a Top 25 ranking from the AP Poll, Syracuse was ranked No. 22 on Oct. 28. After defeating then-No. 22 North Carolina State, the Orange went from receiving no votes to making the list. Its drought that started in 2001 was the second longest among Power Five programs at the time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Staying home’: Joe Girard III verbally commits to SyracusePaul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerInside the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York’s all-time leading scorer announced he was going to stay home. Gerry McNamara had recruited Joe Girard III and the assistant coach’s message to him was a wedding vow: “I do.”Girard was the third Class of 2019 verbal commit along with guard Brycen Goodine and center John Bol Ajak. He chose the Orange over Boston College, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.Now there are 2 Mets teams in New YorkAlexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerWith the New York Mets’ purchasing the Washington Nationals Triple-A affiliate last year, the then-Syracuse Chiefs made two announcements on Oct. 16. Led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the team announced a name change to reflect its new franchise and a $25 million renovation project to improve NBT Bank Stadium.The newly named Mets unveiled new uniforms, logos and merchandise after the event. The Syracuse Mets will begin its first season under its new name in April 2019.Syracuse qualifies for 1st-ever NCAA tournament, to play YaleTJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerSyracuse’s volleyball team had never made an NCAA Tournament. But after an 18-8 season including 14 wins in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Orange were granted a berth in the tournament. SU head coach Leonid Yelin was near certain Syracuse would reach the NCAA tournament. Members of the team watched the selection show in Manley Field House, and were elated when Syracuse’s name popped up on the screen.“All signs and logic says, ‘yes, we’re probably going to make it,’” senior Santita Ebangwese said. “But it’s not real, it’s not official until you see your name.”Syracuse defeats Wake Forest 2-0 for 1st ACC win in nearly 2 yearsMax Freund | Asst. Photo EditorIt had been 721 days since SU had won its last ACC game. But against the No. 1 team in the nation, Wake Forest, the Orange defeated the Demon Deacons, 2-0, behind strong defense and two goals in the last 25 minutes of the game.Nearing the final five minutes, the SU bench stood the entire time. Players high-fived and passed an ACC banner around after the victory. The win also helped Syracuse make the Top 25 the following week after three-straight wins.Syracuse women’s soccer head coach Phil Wheddon resignsTJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerAfter 11 seasons with Syracuse women’s soccer team, Phil Wheddon resigned within 24 hours of its final game of the season, a 3-0 defeat to Clemson. The third head coach of the program started the season 3-2, but his team ended the season on a 13-game losing streak. Syracuse went 64-98-25 under Wheddon. Assistant coach Kelly Lawrence is currently the interim head coach for the Orange.Syracuse beats NC State, 51-41, to become bowl eligible behind Dungey bouncebackTJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerAt 5-2 and following a breakout game from redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito, Eric Dungey wasn’t guaranteed a starting spot going into SU’s game against North Carolina State. But after Dungey started the first offensive snap, he shined. The senior amassed 443 yards and scored four touchdowns, vaulting him into first place in program history in total offense, passing Donovan McNabb.The win gave the Orange six on the season, making it bowl eligible. Syracuse will play in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia on Dec. 28.Syracuse hires Shannon Doepking as head softball coachCourtesy of Dartmouth AthleticsWith Mike Bosch leaving his head coaching position at Syracuse to become an assistant coach at Florida, SU hired Shannon Doepking for the 2019 season. Doepking spent four seasons at Dartmouth, going 118-98 in her time there. She played collegiate softball at Tennessee and made three Women’s College World Series.Syracuse misses NCAA tournament for 1st time since 2007Corey Henry | Staff PhotographerFor the first time since 2007, Syracuse field hockey failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament field. SU went 8-8 in 2018 including a 1-5 record in conference play.Syracuse ranked No. 10 in RPI through Oct. 28, which was sixth of the eligible at-large teams. However, its Coaches’ Poll No. 17 ranking left them 12th on the list of at-large teams.Andre Szmyt wins Lou Groza award for nation’s best kickerMax Freund | Asst. Photo EditorAndre Szmyt was a former walk-on for Syracuse. In 2018, the redshirt freshman won recognized as the nation’s best placekicker by winning the Lou Groza award. He won it over LSU’s Cole Tracy and Wyoming’s Cooper Rothe.Szmyt finished the season with 28 made field goals on 32 attempts (87.5 percent). His season-long came in Pittsburgh, where he hit a 54-yarder. He also finished No. 2 in the country in points scored with 141. Comments Published on December 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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