APOEL ready for Olympiacos showdown

first_imgAPOEL kicked-off their Europa League campaign in perfect fashion two weeks ago but face arguably the toughest fixture in Group B on Thursday, as they travel to Greece to face Olympiacos.The Cyprus champions defeated Kazakhstan’s Astana 2-1 at the GSP Stadium in their opening game, but facing the group favourites in their own back yard will be a different proposition.One man who will be eager to prove a point is APOEL winger Giannis Gianniotas who is on loan from Olympiacos. The Greek international has been a revelation since joining the Nicosia outfit in January, and will be looking to show his parent club what they are missing. Ivan de Camargo, who grabbed the late winner against Astana will not be at the disposal of Thomas Christiansen through injury, neither will Andrea Orlandi.For Olympiacos, Spanish full-back Alberto De La Bella is not at 100 per cent match fitness but could still make the starting line-up, while German winger Marko Marin is still touch-and-go, and it remains to be seen whether he will feature from the start or not.APOEL press officer Nektarios Petevinos told Greek radio station Sport FM that he sees a recent coming of age within the ranks.“We are a young side, but we have shown that we have matured in recent times,” said Petevinos. “We are at a level which could help us to achieve our goals and we hope to have the quality to cope with Olympiacos, who are favourites to win the group”. Around 1,800 APOEL supporters are expected to be present at the Karaiskakis Stadium, and Petevinos believes the club could have sold far more tickets if they had been allocated more seats.“The 1,800 tickets that we were given have run out, and there are still many of our fans in Athens who would like to go to the stadium. We would have needed another 1,800 tickets to serve our fans.”Olympiacos boss Paulo Bento was asked whether he believed APOEL have the benefit of having many players who are familiar with Greek football.“I do not believe that is the case,” the Portuguese boss refuted. “The most important thing is for us to be loyal to our ideas and strategy. Sometimes you know more, sometimes you know less about your opponent. We want to remain loyal to our way of playing and our game plan and we will respect APOEL like any other opponent”.Since APOEL’s win over Astana two weeks ago, Christiansen’s side have beaten Anagennisi Deryneias 2-0, drawn with Anorthosis 0-0 away and, most recently, won 3-0 at Aris. However, their away struggles in Europe are well documented: APOEL are yet to win an away match in European competition, excluding qualifiers. The Olympiacos camp is hardly in high spirits going into Thursday’s game following a 92nd-minute defeat to Larissa in Sunday’s league game. There is still an unsavoury atmosphere surrounding the club for the way they crashed out of the Champions League qualifiers in the third round at the hands of Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva, and the recent league defeat will only add more tension to the match against APOEL.The game kicks-off at 10.05pm in Piraeus, where another positive result for APOEL would demonstrate that they are capable of finishing in the top two places of the group.last_img read more

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Report: Turkish carrier is ‘poacher’s airline of choice’ for parrot trade

first_imgArticle published by Shreya Dasgupta In a recent report, the U.K.-based charity World Animal Protection (WAP) identified Turkish Airlines as one of the main airlines enabling the illegal trade in African grey parrots.Calling the carrier the “poacher’s airline of choice,” the report published Feb. 4 noted that smugglers were using Turkish Airlines to illegally move a large number of African grey parrots on flights from the Democratic Republic of Congo to countries in the Middle East and western and southern Asia.WAP also started an online campaign, “Wildlife. Not pets.”, demanding that Turkish Airlines stop transporting all birds “until it’s sure African grey parrots and other protected species aren’t being flown on its planes.”In response, Turkish Airlines on Feb. 13 issued a global embargo on the transportation of African grey parrots on any of its planes, according to a press release from WAP. Wildlife traffickers rely heavily on airlines to smuggle endangered species. Now, in a recent report, the U.K.-based charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has named Turkish Airlines as one of the main airlines enabling the illegal trade in African grey parrots, one of the most trafficked birds in the world.WAP also started an online campaign, “Wildlife. Not pets.”, demanding that Turkish Airlines stop transporting all birds “until it’s sure African grey parrots and other protected species aren’t being flown on its planes.” In response, Turkish Airlines on Feb. 13 issued a global embargo on the transportation of African grey parrots on any of its planes, according to a press release by WAP.“Though there is a long way to go, the embargo on African grey parrots is a promising first step,” the press release said. “We’re pleased the company responded quickly to our concerns and look forward to working together to improve welfare for wildlife.”African grey parrots, which include two endangered species, the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) and Timneh parrot (P. timneh), are extremely popular in the international pet trade. Famed for their mimicry, the parrots are one of the world’s most illegally trafficked birds, and their capture from the wild has led to catastrophic population declines across their range. In 2016, the grey parrots were included in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which means that all international commercial trade in wild-caught African grey parrots is prohibited.Calling Turkish Airlines the “poacher’s airline of choice,” the WAP report published Feb. 4 (pdf) noted that smugglers were using the airlines to illegally move a large number of African grey parrots on flights from the Democratic Republic of Congo to countries in the Middle East and western and southern Asia. Turkish Airlines is a signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration, an agreement that commits to take steps to shut down the routes exploited by illegal wildlife traders. But the airlines hadn’t taken any real action to curb the trafficking in grey parrots, the report said. Turkish Airlines did not respond to emailed questions from Mongabay.“We are focusing on Turkish Airlines as they fly to more international destinations and countries than any other airline,” Gajender K. Sharma, India country director for WAP, told Mongabay. “They have publicly shown a commitment to be better and we need them to act on those commitments for African grey parrots. We believe that the air transport sector has a responsibility to take action for wildlife and we will continue to advocate for improvements for animals.”The international pet trade is slashing African grey parrot populations in the wild. Image by L. Miguel Bugallo Sánchez via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).While Turkish Airlines is a major carrier of birds between Africa and Asia, a number of other airlines have been involved too. A study published last year, for example, found that while most shipments of African grey parrots the researchers investigated were moved via Turkish Airlines, some had been transported using Ethiopian Airlines and one by Emirates. The study, which investigated the trade in wild-sourced grey parrots on social media, also found that most posts that offered the parrots for sale were “likely in breach of national laws or CITES regulations and basic welfare conditions were frequently not met.”Sharma said Turkish Airlines was just one of “a number of airlines” mentioned by sources during WAP’s investigation.To smuggle African grey parrots on flights, traffickers prefer direct flights from the source country, like the DRC, to the destination, Sharma said. This is “often provided by larger rather than regional airlines,” which are preferred “as they involve fewer transit stops, and [have] less chance of being discovered by customs,” he said. Grey parrots are also mixed in with other legally traded green birds in crates, Sharma added, with a green mesh placed over the crates so that the birds are hard to identify for customs officials.Many grey parrots don’t make it to the end of the journey. Stuffed in crates, unable to move or breathe, they are known to frequently starve or succumb to stress or disease.“Shockingly, as recently as August 18, 2018, African grey parrots were transported by Turkish Airlines between Kinshasa and Kuwait via Istanbul, with more than 60 found dead on arrival,” Ben Williamson, of WAP’s U.S. office, said in a press release. “Turkish Airlines and Cargo flies to 120 countries, more than any other airline, which is why we are calling on them to cease the transportation of all bird species until we have mutual confidence that African grey parrots and other endangered bird species are not being flown on their planes.”African grey parrots during transportation. Image by anonymous. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Green, Illegal Trade, Parrots, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking last_img read more

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Teen found in Grande Prairie

first_imgUPDATE: Mackenzie Heidt has been located safe and unharmed. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — The Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.15-year-old Mackenzie Heidt was reported missing Tuesday. She was last seen near Grande Prairie Composite High School on Monday afternoon and has not been in touch with her family since.- Advertisement -Mackenzie is described as: Aboriginal, standing 5’9” tall, weighing 150 lbs., with medium-length brown hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink sweater, and a black jacket.There is a concern for Heidt’s well-being, and police would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible. Anyone with information about Mackenzie Heidt or her whereabouts is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

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DEAL DONE! Steven Naismith completes move to Norwich from Everton

first_img Steven Naismith Norwich City have completed the signing of Steven Naismith from Everton.The Scotland international forward moves to Carrow Road for an undisclosed fee and has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract.Naismith, 29, has been a long-term target of Canaries boss Alex Neil.He is the fifth signing made by Neil in the January transfer window, following deals for Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto, Timm Klose and Ben Godfrey.Naismith told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on the football side of things.“Norwich have displayed class in the way they’ve done their business all the way through. They’ve shown how much they wanted me, which is great, and I’m delighted to be here.”Norwich are understood to have paid out around £8million to secure Naismith’s signature.The former Rangers star scored 18 Premier League goals in 103 appearances for the Toffees, but has mainly been used as a substitute this season.Neil said of his new signing: “We are delighted to conclude this deal and bring Steven to the club. “He’s a proven performer at Premier League level and an established international with Scotland so arrives with excellent pedigree.” 1last_img read more

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Conte could try to sign Pogba for Chelsea, ex-Juventus director tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has told talkSPORT he wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea made a move for Paul Pogba this summer.Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte managed the Juve midfielder during his time in Turin and has regularly talked up his talents.Pogba is likely to command a huge fee given his status as one of the world’s best players, but that would not deter Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and Secco reckons he is likely to be on Conte’s radar.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Secco said: “Pogba has incredible value and very, very few clubs can afford him. Chelsea is definitely one of them.“We are talking about one of the best midfielders [in the world] so I wouldn’t be surprised if he [Conte] went for him.”Former Juventus director tells talkSPORT: ‘Antonio Conte has everything to be a great success at Chelsea’last_img read more

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L.A. woman gives birth to quadruplets 3 years after having triplets

first_img Shaw said the odds of conceiving quadruplets without fertility drugs are about one in 100,000. She’s seen only one other case of quadruplets being conceived without drugs — 18 years ago. Even more rare, the boys appear to be identical twins, according to their doctor, Soha Idriss, who expects the babies will join their mother at home in about eight weeks. Three years ago, Magdaleno gave birth to her triplets after undergoing in vitro fertilization. She said her husband wanted many children. After their birth, she thought she was done having babies. Then she got pregnant with the quadruplets. “She wanted to run,” said her husband Afredo Anzaldo, 45, who lays carpet for a living. When the quadruplets come home, Magdaleno will have help from two older daughters, Kelly Moreno, 17, and Stephanie Anzaldo, 15. All 11 family members will be living in a one-bedroom apartment in East Los Angeles. Magdaleno said the living room is large and the babies are small, but she isn’t sure what the family will do when they get bigger. When the older girls are at school and her husband is at work, a friend has offered to help with the newborns and the triplets. All seven are in cloth diapers that have to be changed and laundered. “It’s a lot of work,” their mother said. In the hospital, the babies sleep wrapped in blankets and attached to monitors and wires in separate incubators. They have full heads of straight dark hair and plump pink mouths. When Anzaldo checked in on one of his girls Tuesday, she had thrown off her blanket and slept on her back. Anzaldo took the couple’s triplets to White Memorial Medical Center to meet their new brothers and sisters and to let Magdaleno get some rest at home. The triplets, Afredo, Catarin and Halily, weren’t sure at first if they wanted the extra siblings, Anzaldo said. “They wanted one baby and no more,” he said. Since then, they have accepted their new brothers and sisters, Magdaleno said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — With fertility drugs, Angela Magdaleno had triplets three years ago. Last week, she had quadruplets — without fertility drugs, Her two boys and two girls were healthy and doing well Wednesday after being born July 7 by cesarean section in what doctors said was a rare occurrence of multiple births. Magdaleno, 40, said she was shocked when her doctor told her she was pregnant with four babies. “I didn’t know what to do,” she said in Spanish as she rested at home. “But now I’m happy because they’re healthy and so am I.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Still, she worries that she might be overwhelmed with the work and sometimes struggles with mixed emotions about the future. “I don’t know if I’m sad or happy,” she said. “I’m happy but, I don’t know. I don’t know how to explain it.” Her doctor, Kathryn Shaw, a high-risk pregnancy specialist, said Magdaleno did well during the pregnancy and developed no complications. The babies were born at 32 weeks — well beyond the 29-week average for quadruplets. The two girls were larger than the boys. They weighed 4 pounds at birth and were 17 and 17.5 inches long. The boys weighed about 3.5 pounds and were 16 inches long. As of Wednesday, their parents were still deciding what to name them.last_img read more

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U.S. trade deficit at record high

first_imgThe Dow Jones industrial average rose 101.25 points to close at a four-month high of 11,498.09. For July, U.S. exports, after setting three consecutive monthly records, edged down 1.1 percent, to $120 billion – still the second-highest level in history. Sales of American jetliners, computers and industrial machinery slipped. Imports rose to a record high of $188 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the June level. America’s foreign oil bill climbed 4.8 percent to an all-time high of $28.5 billion, reflecting record oil prices in July. The politically sensitive deficit with China did decline a slight 0.7 percent in July to $19.6 billion but is still on track to exceed last year’s $202 billion deficit, the highest ever recorded with a single country. Analysts said the deficit with China is likely to rise given that the Chinese reported on Monday that their trade surplus for August set a fourth straight monthly record. The rising trade gap with China will put pressure on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who will leave on Thursday for an Asian trip that will take him to China for his first meetings with Chinese economic officials since he joined Bush’s Cabinet in July.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “America’s trade policies are a miserable failure,” said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. “We are choking on debt, a substantial portion of which we owe to China and Japan.” Through July, the deficit is running at an annual rate of $776 billion, putting the country on course to rack up a record deficit for the fifth straight year. The Citizens Trade Campaign, a vocal opponent of administration trade policies, said polls show that the huge trade deficits and the loss of good manufacturing jobs are key concerns for voters. “Voters are seeing the disappearance of good jobs, downward pressure on wages and the erosion of benefits and know that Congress has allowed this to happen,” said Chris Slevin of the campaign, a coalition of labor, environmental and consumer groups. Wall Street brushed aside the worsening trade figures to focus instead on seven days of falling oil prices, a decline that has lowered worries about inflation and raised hopes of stronger economic growth in coming months. WASHINGTON – Soaring global oil prices sent the U.S. trade deficit to an all-time high, and Democrats hoping to take control of Congress said the figures showed Republican policies have failed. The trade deficit increased to $68 billion in July as record oil prices pushed America’s foreign oil bill to the highest level in history, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Democrats said the worse-than-expected showing was evidence that President George W. Bush’s trade policies were failing to protect American workers from unfair foreign competition that they said had contributed to the loss of nearly 3 million manufacturing jobs since Bush took office. “These record trade deficits are proof positive that the current trade agenda is not working for America,” said Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who is in line to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee if Democrats take control of the House. last_img read more

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Deputies arrest woman during checkpoint effort

first_imgLANCASTER – An unlicensed motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and 20 other unlicensed drivers had their vehicles impounded at a checkpoint operated by sheriff’s deputies for five hours Thursday night in downtown Lancaster. The woman who was arrested tried to avoid going through the checkpoint on Avenue I at Date Avenue, but was stopped by a motorcycle officer, a deputy said. “She drove up to the checkpoint and tried to avoid the checkpoint and we stopped her,” Deputy Jon White said. The woman, whose name was not immediately released, had no license, he added. Her car was towed away, as were the vehicles of 20 other motorists who drove into the checkpoint and were found to have no licenses. One motorist was given a sobriety test at the checkpoint but was determined not to be drunk. Nine motorists were ticketed for miscellaneous traffic violations in an around the checkpoint. In all, more than 500 vehicles were checked between 7 p.m. and midnight Thursday, officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Porto 3 Roma 1 (Agg 4-3) live on talkSPORT 2: Free stream and full commentary

first_imgPorto and Roma go head-to-head in the Champions League tonight and talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of the intriguing tie.The Round of 16 clash is nicely poised with the Italians 2-1 up but their Portuguese opponents holding a potentially key away goal after an exciting first-leg last month.talkSPORT 2 will bring you all the drama as it happens in Portugal and here’s how you can tune in. Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 2 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Porto vs Roma: Kick-off timeThe Champions League clash will get underway at 8pm on Wednesday, March 6.Roma hold a slight advantage thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s double in Italy last month but Adrian Lopez netted a late away goal for the Portuguese champions. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS ready? 2 Roma take on Porto in the Champions League tonight BOOST Porto vs Roma: How to listenFull commentary from the Estadio do Dragao will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway at 6pm.Ian Danter and David Connolly will be on hand to provide the build-up and commentary and to tune in just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Porto star Hector Herrera Aiming high on target Porto vs Roma: Team news and line-upsPorto have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the tie and Moussa Marega is back after missing the first leg with a thigh strain.Roma defender Kostas Manolas has been passed fit while Zaniolo is also available despite going off injured at the weekend. Javier Pastore and Cengiz Under are out.Porto: Casillas, Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Telles, Otavio, Herrera, Danilo, Corona, Marega, Soares.Subs: Vana, Maxi Pereira, Hernani, Brahimi, Torres, Adrian, Fernando.Roma: Olsen, Marcano, Manolas, Jesus, Karsdorp, Nzonzi, De Rossi, Kolarov, Zaniolo, Perotti, Dzeko.Subs: Mirante, Cristante, Pellegrini, Schick, Santon, Florenzi, El Shaarawy.Referee: Cuneyt Cakirlast_img read more

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Late score pushes Rapids past Marshfield football

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield football team has been a group of fighters all season, and Friday’s game against Wisconsin Rapids was no different.The Tigers overcame a 20-point second-half deficit to take a one-point lead late, but in the end the Wisconsin Rapids running game was just too tough to overcome and the Raiders prevailed with a 42-35 victory in a Valley Football Association South Division game at Beell Stadium.Zach McManus hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tyson Slade with 2:44 remaining to put the Tigers up 35-34 only to see Rapids march down the field.Quarterback Ben Olson ran four times for 30 yards, including a 6-yard scoring run with 1:13 to go to lift the Raiders to the victory.Wisconsin Rapids is now 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the VFA South, while Marshfield drops to 3-2 and 2-2 in the conference.“We’re going to be a battling team,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “There were some things we were exposed to that we need to work on. We have to work on that option team. It maybe is easy to defend the passing teams because you know what they are going to do all of the time, but with an option team there is a lot going on.“Our guys battled. It’s what we are going to do and all we can do. You can’t lose faith, can’t lose hope. We have to keep playing.”Rapids racked up 508 yards rushing on 60 carries, controlling the ball for much of the game. Olson led the way with 176 yards rushing on 21 carries, Isaac Pelot added 117 yards and Austin Glinski had 98 on just five carries for the Raiders.Marshfield senior Nick Hoheisel had his third 200-yard rushing game of the season, finishing with 235 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns. Hoheisel now has 1,049 yards and 12 TDs rushing in just five games this season.“We have some schemes that we want to run against certain defenses and it works pretty well,” Goettl said.Rapids scored on its first play from scrimmage as Glinski turned the right corner for a 51-yard touchdown run 1:31 into the game.The Tigers struck back with an 11-play, 74-yard drive that ended with a Hoheisel touchdown from the 1.Marshfield’s Nate Beyer sacks Wisconsin Rapids’ quarterback Ben Olson during the Tigers’ loss on Friday at Beell Stadium. (Paul Lecker photo)Rapids regained the lead on its next drive as Olson scored on an 11-yard run and pushed the lead to 19-7 on an impressive 17-play, 71-yard drive that chewed up the final 1:30 of the first quarter and first 5:40 of the second. It ended when Olson hit Derek Krzykowski for a 4-yard touchdown pass.Marshfield struck quick on its first possession of the second half as Hoheisel had a 41-yard run and a 20-yard TD run.Rapids upped its lead to 34-14 after a 36-yard touchdown run by Thomas Grube and a 64-yard TD run by Olson only to see the Tigers claw their way back in the game.McManus caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Slade in the final minute of the third quarter and Hoheisel sprinted for a 75-yard touchdown midway through the fourth to close the gap to 34-28.Chris Collins stripped Olson of the ball at the Rapids 28 and two plays after Slade hit Jon Hardinger for a 13-yard pass on fourth-and-8, McManus caught his second touchdown of the game to put the Tigers on top.It was short-lived, however, as the Raiders marched down the field against a depleted Marshfield defense that has been stung by the injury bug.Olson had runs of 9 and 11 yards, and Glinski had a 23-yard run to key the drive that ended when Olson dove in on the right sideline for the winning score with 1:13 left.Slade was intercepted by Cody Kiedrowski near midfield with 25 seconds left to end it.Marshfield hosts Hortonville (4-1, 3-1 VFA South) next Friday, Sept. 25, at Beell Stadium. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com, with pregame starting at 6:30 p.m. Hortonville blanked Oshkosh West 34-0 on Friday.“We have to win two more (to get in the playoffs),” Goettl said. “We have to win the next two.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.) Raiders 42, Tigers 35Wisconsin Rapids 13 6 15 8 – 42Marshfield 7 0 14 14 – 35First QuarterWR – Austin Glinski 51 run (Nathan Hepp kick), 10:29.M – Nick Hoheisel 1 run (Zach McManus kick), 5:52.WR – Ben Olson 11 run (kick missed), 3:07.Second QuarterWR – Derek Krzykowski 4 pass from Olson (kick missed), 6:20.Third QuarterM – Hoheisel 20 run (McManus kick), 8:56.WR – Thomas Grube 36 run (Glinski run), 6:43.WR – Olson 64 run (Hepp kick), 5:08.M – McManus 4 pass from Tyson Slade (McManus kick), 0:47.Fourth QuarterM – Hoheisel 75 run (McManus kick), 6:01.M – McManus 11 pass from Slade (McManus kick), 2:44.WR – Olson 6 run (Grube run), 1:13.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Rapids 17; Marshfield 11.Rushing (att-yards): Rapids 60-508; Marshfield 34-255.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Rapids 2-6-11-0; Marshfield 11-23-125-1.Penalties (no.-yards): Rapids 3-18; Marshfield 6-44.Fumbles (total-lost): Rapids 5-2; Marshfield 1-0.Punting (no.-avg.): Rapids 2-40.5; Marshfield 3-35.3.Individual StatisticsRushing: WR, Ben Olson 21-176, Isaac Pelot 17-117, Austin Glinski 5-98, Thomas Grube 4-74, Michael Moon 9-33, Tristan Iverson 4-10. M, Nick Hoheisel 26-235, Jon Hardinger 1-11, Tyson Slade 6-9, Andy Goettl 1-0.Passing: WR, Olson 2-6-11-0. M, Slade 11-23-125-1.Receiving: WR, Isaiah Westfall 1-7, Derek Krzykowski 1-4. M, Zach McManus 5-49, Hardinger 2-45, Hoheisel 2-1, Braden Bohman 1-20, Isaac Huettl 1-10.Interceptions (defense): WR, Cody Kiedrowski.Fumble recoveries (defense): M, Chris Collins, Zach Haupt.Punting: WR, Dylan Ashbeck 2-40.5. M, McManus 3-35.3.Records: Wisconsin Rapids 3-2, 2-2 Valley Football Association South Division; Marshfield 3-2, 2-2 Valley Football Association.last_img read more

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