Next Up BEAUMONT — So far, Tic Price’s second fall signing class for Lamar University men’s basketball has quite the local flavor.Price announced Wednesday that Beaumont Central swingman Tyrin “T.J.” Atwood and Dallas guard Cameron McGee will join Nederland alumnus and Lamar State College-Port Arthur forwared Colton Weisbrod as newcomers for the 2016-17 Cardinals season. Weisbrod will have a signing ceremony along with teammateJordon Harris, who is committing to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday at LSC-PA.The 6-foot-6 Atwood led Central to the 5A state semifinals last season was ranked as one of the top players in the Houston area by RCSsports.com and among the top 50 in Texas by basketball.com. He averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists during a 32-4 campaign for the Jaguars, chalking up 26 points and 16 boards a game during the playoffs.McGee, who’s a standout at Newman Smith High, will join Dallas Showtyme club teammates Kevin Booze and Josh Nzeakor on the Cardinals. The 46th-ranked player according to TexasHoops.com, McGee shot 42 percent from three-point range and averaged 15 points, 5 assists and 2.5 steals per game for Newman Smith.Weisbrod transferred to LSC-PA after one season at one of Price’s former workplaces, the University of New Orleans. He is averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds in three games for the Seahawks.“We’re very fortunate that we found three guys that plugged some much needed holes,” Price said in a release. “Two of the three are from Southeast Texas. These are all guys who are capable of coming in and getting immediate playing time, but that is up to them. They have to come here and earn it, but that opportunity is available.”The 2015-16 LU team begins its season at 7 p.m. Friday in the Montagne Center against Austin College of Sherman.
Famous for his deadpan television commercials, the Vermont Lottery Commission has announced that longtime Executive Director Alan Yandow would not seek another biannual appointment to the position. After nearly 14 years as Executive Director, and working with three governors, Yandow will leave state service.Yandow said, ‘I step down from one of the most interesting positions in state government. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the State of Vermont and lottery players over the last fourteen years’. Governor Peter Shumlin stated, ‘I am grateful to Alan Yandow for his 14 years of service to Vermont. As all profits from the state lottery go to the Education Fund, an efficient and effective state lottery provides crucial resources for educating Vermont’s students, and I thank Alan for his dedication over those many years’.Vermont Lottery Commission Chair Martha O’Connor added, ‘I join with the Governor in also expressing my gratitude for Alan’s many years of service, and what he has done for the growth of our state lottery. And, I thank him for how he has represented us to the public, both in our state and with national organizations’.(more)Yandow also served as Lottery spokesperson for the ‘Good.Clean.Fun’ campaign initiated in 1999 to demonstrate to Vermonters that the Lottery was run by ‘real’ people, it was a credible organization, and should be played for fun, and not if you needed to win. This campaign relied heavily on a ‘reality- based marketing message’, rather than promising big prizes.During Yandow’s tenure, the Lottery worked closely with the Vermont Council on Problem Gambling, and established one of the earliest and strongest ‘Play Responsibly’ programs in the country. This program helped create a national and international awareness of the need to assist problem gamblers. Yandow also is the only lottery director to serve on the National Council on Problem Gambling board of directors.On the national level, Yandow was elected to serve as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), Chair of the Powerball Group; and, Vice-President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Other changes occurring during Yandow’s tenure included: going through two (2) conversion of the entire gaming system, including terminals, with two (2) different vendors to acquire state-ofthe-art equipment for the Lottery, players and lottery retailers; increasing overall sales by 29%, as well as achieving record lottery sales; and, bringing in two (2) large jackpot games (Powerball & Mega Millions), as well as other new games, to the Lottery.‘Over the last fourteen (14) years I have worked with the most talented lottery professionals in North America, including our own Vermont Lottery staff’, said Yandow, ‘and wish them all the best as they move forward with new challenges’. Berlin, VT; February 24, 2012-
Eugene, Oregon, based wheel specialist Rolf Prima has hailed the recent achievements of sponsored triathlete Tyler Butterfield. After another impressive showing at this past weekend’s ITU WTS Madrid event in Spain, Tyler Butterfield has qualified to represent his home country, Bermuda, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Butterfield cemented his slot after a strong finish with an overall time of 1:55.40.Butterfield currently races on Rolf Prima TdF60SLs and trains on Rolf Prima Echelons.“While I was fairly confident I would get the job done, you never know until you reach the finish line and the final rankings are confirmed,” said Butterfield. “And although I had anticipated that moment, nothing quite prepares you for the emotion of being told, officially, that you’re an Olympian. It’s pretty overwhelming – and pretty wonderful. I’m honoured to represent Bermuda and I hope to use my experience from Athens, paired with a solid season of training and racing, to put forth my finest performance to date.”Butterfield will return to his home in Boulder, Colorado, and begin the final focus on training for the nine weeks of preparation for London. His potential schedule leading up to the Olympics includes racing the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on 24 June and potentially the Dextro Energy Triathlon Hamburg (an ITU World Triathlon Series race) on 21 July.www.rolfprima.com Related
FLS was first required to design and fabricate a bespoke cradle, which was transported to Jebel Ali port and welded together, before being lifted onboard BBC Chartering’s vessel BBC Maine.Slings were then placed around the crew boat, which was lifted from the water using the ship’s gear and positioned on the cradle.FLS also handled the crew boat’s agency services, including crew sign off, coast guard permission, berthing permission, and Customs clearance. www.fleetlineshipping.com
SALT LAKE CITY – Seventeen-year-old Blake Tomlinson fired a 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead at the Salt Lake City Open Saturday at Mountain Dell Lake Course.The senior-to-be at Skyline High School leads River Oaks Golf Course pro Todd Tanner by one shot and Davis Park assistant pro Zach Johnson and University of Utah senior Gentry Hicks by two shots. Those four will play in the final foursome Sunday at 2:10 p.m. at Bonneville Golf Course.Talons Cove assistant Milo Lines came in at 68, while Tommy Sharp, and amateurs Ryan Klassovity and Chase Lansford shot 69.Bloomington pro Scott Brandt leads the senior division with a 69, while Daniel Johnson leads A Flight with a 71 and Rick Gates and Branden Kunicki lead the B Flight with 74s.Tomlinson’s round was highlighted by an eagle at No. 5 and a 25-foot birdie putt at No. 14. Tanner had a chance to tie for the lead, but three-putted his final hole.SALT LAKE CITY OPENMountain Dell Golf CourseLake CoursePar-7165 – a-Blake Tomlinson66 – Todd Tanner67 – Zach Johnson, a-Gentry Hicks68 – Milo Lines69 – Tommy Sharp, a-Ryan Klassovity, a-Chase Lansford70 – Steve Schneiter, a-Kenny You, a-Jeff Jolley71 – Jordan Bloxham, a-C.J. Lee, a-Rhett Rasmussen72 – Chris Moody, Chris Stover, Tanner Alder, Dan Engle, Kim Thompson, a-Elijah TurnerSenior pros69 – Scott Brandt71 – Brad Stone72 – Kim ThompsonA Flight71 – Daniel Johnson73 – Bryce Till, Rajeev. Balasbramonian74 – Chris Wright, Oscar Maxfield, Ron NewrenB Flight74 – Branden Kunicki, Rick Gates75 – Anthony Torres77 – Todd Albiston, Frank Ciara