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Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Nicola Anderson, Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Phoenix Tailleur, Teigan Barnhart, Gretchen Lewandowski, Semegn Atkinson, Alexis Dyck, Addis Atkinson, Sydney Benson, Aube Jolicoeur, Isabel Curiston, Elisa Clark, Ruby Linnen, Hanna Van Der Holt, Anna Bakas, Ella Peloso (keeper) and Freya Holman. Coaches are Bill Clark and Darren Peloso. The Nelson Selects U13 Girls Soccer made it look easy en route to the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Tournament held recently in the Heritage City.The Selects outscored the opposition by a 19-3 margin, registering three shutouts in the tournament.
Popsyhalla tops Dons with 15 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGRANTON — Natalie Pospyhalla had 15 points, and Columbus Catholic made 17 of 27 free throws to beat Granton 71-37 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Monday night at Granton High School.Baylie Neider added 12 points, and Kendra Baierl had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Columbus Catholic, which improves to 8-9 overall and 5-7 in the Cloverbelt East.Emily Verkilen had 10 points and eight rebounds for Granton (0-15 and 0-12 in the Cloverbelt East).Columbus Catholic hosts Owen-Withee on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 71, Bulldogs 37Columbus Catholic 36 35 – 71Granton 12 25 – 37COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (71): Morgan Albrecht 6, Baylie Neider 12, Maren Seefluth 5, Kendra Baierl 10, Jess Trad 9, Abby Baierl 7, Natalie Pospyhalla 15, Sierra Litwatis 0, Marissa Immerfall 7. Record: 8-9, 5-7 Cloverbelt East.GRANTON (37): Cassidie Pongratz 0, Dani Anding 0, Cassie Bandt 9, Emma Koller 0, Emily Verkilen 10, Tyann Sabin 0, Alaina Strey 9, Kayla Johnson 5, Paige Vandeberg 4. Record: 0-15, 0-12 Cloverbelt East.
Granton’s Kristin Strey tries to work her way around Greenwood’s Olivia Klabon during the Dec. 13 Cloverbelt East matchup. Greenwood led at the half, 25-16, before moving on to claim the win, 51-32. Hub City Times staff photo
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that AEON Retail, a major Japanese retailer, is switching out existing acousto-magnetic (AM) electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems for Checkpoint’s radio frequency identification (RFID)-upgradeable RF EAS systems to improve inventory management and the shopping experience.AEON RETAIL will also pioneer Checkpoint’s RFID robot prototype to automate the in-store inventory cycle-counting process so it can improve inventory visibility and enhance the shopper experience.AEON RETAIL and Checkpoint have begun to implement source-tagging for apparel and consumer packaged goods merchandise. The source-tagging program will ensure merchandise arrives at stores already tagged and shelf-ready. With these solutions in place, AEON RETAIL aims to improve operational efficiencies with accurate inventory visibility, automating tasks that allow staff to focus their time on customer-facing activities, thus improving the overall shopper experience.- Sponsor – AEON RETAIL has been piloting Checkpoint’s RFID solution and will now expand it to its latest flagship store. It will utilize Checkpoint’s OAT Enterprise software fully integrated into its point-of-sale and point of exit systems and Checkpoint’s new UNO RF/RFID label. This technology will enable AEON RETAIL to automatically match its inventory with merchandise sales and identify to the unit any items that left the store. The accuracy of the information will help reduce excess inventory, reduce out-of-stocks and improve operational efficiencies.The flagship store will also feature a first of its kind, Checkpoint’s prototype robot-enabled inventory counting solution. The robot will automate the inventory cycle counting process to eliminate human-error, reduce operational costs and shift what used to be an employee task to value-added activities where they can better serve the shopper.AEON RETAIL ensures that the investment in EAS can be upgraded to RFID and the labels can be utilized in conventional EAS or in an RFID-enabled store for both loss prevention and inventory visibility.“We are excited to work with AEON RETAIL on this RFID pilot, and we are committed to a successful and evolving inventory availability program for the company,” said Per Levin, President, Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State, as it is currently constructed, has just one game left. Gone will be Jordan Sterns and Jhajuan Seales. In will be the Wallace Bros. and Jelani Woods. OSU will still be great next season, but it will look far different. With only the bowl game in front of us, let’s take a look at the the top seniors on a Cowboy team that was the Big 12’s most experienced coming into the fall.No. 10: Jhajuan Seales – WRThe third-leading receiver for the Cowboys has been a contributor since his redshirt-freshman season. While he’s never been the No. 1 option for Cowboy quarterbacks, he’s been consistent and always offers that big-play potential. Sure, there is plenty of talent coming back and coming in next year, but you can’t undersell his consistent production.No. 9: Victor Salako – OTWhen the UAB-transfer came to Stillwater prior to 2015 the offensive line was in dire straits. After two years he will leave an o-line group that, while still looking for improvement, has taken a few steps in the right direction. He’s improved right along with his fellow lineman.An important question will be who takes his spot opposite Zachary Crabtree. Guard Michael Wilson is also a senior. How will Greg Adkins be able to cycle his guys through with the first turnover he’s experienced since taking over the group two years prior? We might have an answer.No. 8: Ashton Lampkin – CBLampkin has missed extended time throughout his career due to injury and the Cowboys have missed him each time he’s gone out. After losing two starters last year in Kevin Peterson and Michael Hunter, the Cowboys will be without Lampkin and transfer Lenzy Pipkins for 2017, leaving another year of questions in the secondary.No. 7: Chris Carson – RBThe former Georgia commit came to Stillwater with lofty if not unfair expectations. After not struggling with injury and playing behind a struggling offensive line. Now, after missing four games due to another injury, Carson finished the season spectacularly and became the perfect partner for emerging star Justice Hill.Next season the Cowboys will be without Carson and fellow seniors Rennie Childs and Barry J. Sanders. While Justice Hill will be penciled in as next year’s starter, there will be questions about who comes in behind him. Jeff Carr will be the only upperclassman in the Cowboys’ running back room.No. 6: Devante Averette – LBAfter getting picked by Glenn Spencer from the JUCO ranks, Averette suffered a season-ending injury before he could make much of a splash. The next year he came back and added big contributions on special teams and into the defensive depth including a fumble return-touchdown against UTSA.Averette’s toughness and play-making ability have earned him serious playing time and he has made a huge impact in 2016. The third-year transfer linebacker is second behind Jordan Sterns in tackles.No. 5: Blake Jarwin- CWThe former walk-on tight end has become the poster child for Mike Gundy and assistant coach Jason McEndoo’s Cowboy Back position. His size and good hands have made him a potent if underused weapon in Mason Rudolph’s arsenal. In just 17 catches Jarwin has a touchdown and an average of 17 yards per.No. 5a: Zac Veatch- CWJawin’s backup Zac Veatch is also a senior and while used less as receiver, has been huge in the Cowboys run support and pass protection. When he has gotten the ball, he’s come up with some big plays including a touchdown against Central Michigan.Veatch, who played guard for the 2014-team’s extra-thin O-line is a good blocker and has been one of the main catalysts in the Cowboys’ recent rushing success. One of Mike Yurcich’s biggest questions next fall will be how to replace both Jarwin and Veatch.No. 4: Ben Grogan – KThe four-year starting place kicker eclipsed Dan Bailey as Oklahoma State’s all-time scorer earlier this year. He’s been a heart-breaker for OSU fans (especially early in his career). He’s been a heart-breaker for other fans. He’s been clutch. He’s been a Bedlam hero.Freshman Matt Ammendola definitely has the leg to take over for Grogan but is unproven as place kicker. For as much flack as he caught from OSU fans over the years, Grogan should be considered an all-time great and will be missed.No. 3: Motekiai Maile – DTWhile junior Vincent Taylor was making his case for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Maile has consistently been solid his entire career. Mailed has 22 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two QB hurries, two pass breakups and 6.0 tackles for loss through 12 games this year. With his departure the much-lauded depth in the interior defensive line takes a hit.No. 2: Jordan Burton – LBComing over from Kilgore Community College prior to last season, Jordan Burton saw immediate playing time with the Cowboys and finished second on the team in tackles last season (98) and fifth this year (59). He’s a big hitter who plays well in space. He was a huge get for the Cowboys who lost depth at linebacker when another former transfer Josh Furman had fulfilled his eligibility.No. 1: Jordan Sterns – SIf you thought the secondary had its questions this past off-season, get ready for 2017. Without the aforementioned Lampkin and Pipkins, Glenn Spencer’s back-end cover team will miss Sterns the most.Playing as a freshman and leading the team in tackles every year since, the senior safety has been one of the most consistent Cowboy defenders ever. Glenn Spencer is going to miss Sterns not only for his production but also for his leadership.Sterns is sitting at 96 total tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and three interceptions. The past two seasons he broke triple digits in tackles (108 and 103) and he’s four away from his third. Sterns figures to be only the second OSU player to lead the team in tackles three straight years.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State has reportedly hired A.J. Ricker as an offensive analyst.#OKState’s new offensive analyst is former Missouri OL coach A.J. Ricker. Takes Josh Henson’s old position. OSU has three analysts now.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) March 6, 2017When Josh Henson left the OSU staff to join Arizona State as the their new offensive line coach, he left an empty analyst spot with the Cowboys. When Henson rejoined the staff to replace dismissed O-line coach Greg Adkins, the vacancy remained.Days after hiring Brian VanGorder as a second defensive analyst, the Cowboys have hired former Missouri offensive line coach A.J. Ricker to fill Henson’s previous analyst spot. With former defensive coordinator Bill Clay, the Cowboys now have three analysts on staff.Ricker was an All-Big 12 center at Missouri, playing four years for the Tigers before coaching the offensive lines at Western Michigan, Missouri and Illinois. This is the second time Ricker has taken over for Henson. He actually replaced him as offensive line coach at Missouri when Henson was elevated to offensive coordinator.Ricker was likely brought on to help stabilize the O-line and running game — and there’s history between he and Henson. The Cowboys have had four O-line coaches in the last five seasons.
Former Oklahoma State cornerback Tyler Patmon has been performing well for the Jacksonville Jaguars camp.After bouncing around from the Dallas Cowboys to the Miami Dolphins, Patmon’s time with the Jags has gone off without a hitch, with the third-year vet recording eight interceptions in practice thus far in preseason according to Zach Goodall of NFL Spin Zone.In a scrimmage against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Patmon logged an interception on Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, and he has proven to be a valuable commodity in the red zone. Here’s more details from ESPN on his big Sunday showing against Tampa Bay.AdChoices广告 Yet ANOTHER play from Tyler Patmon. He can’t be stopped! pic.twitter.com/arX9feQ2XP— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) August 14, 2017Patmon only recorded one tackle in the Jaguars’ preseason game against the Patriots last week, but with his recent play, he could be trending towards locking down a spot on the Jags 53-man roster. Tyler Patmon just had a solid red zone period. He picked off a Jameis Winston pass that bounced out of his receiver’s hands and then made a really nice tackle on Adam Humphries. [ESPN] Tyler Patmon’s second interception of the day, tipped pass from Winston pic.twitter.com/ziH0HMLoDS— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) August 14, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State had a great offseason. It had seemlingy answered its two biggest questions with a pair of high-profile graduate transfers. Aaron Cochran, the behemoth of a left tackle from Cal came in to replace Victor Salako and Clemson cornerback Adrian Baker seemed to be a leading candidate as the Cowboys’ No. 1 cover man. But when Oklahoma State released its two-deep projected depth chart for its season opener on Friday afternoon, his name was missing.Cochran is the starting left tackle but the four cornerback slots were filled with the names A.J. Green, Rodarius Williams, Madre Harper and Malik Kearse.The young corners — especially A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams — have earned a lot of buzz through summer workouts and now in fall camp. And part of this could just be that OSU has a lot more talent at corner than most thought. Glenn Spencer recently said the switch Ramon Richards to safety was a move to get “the best 11 on the field.”AdChoices广告But talent and athleticism in practice doesn’t necessarily guarantee production on the field. And you know the coaching staff was hoping Baker could make a bigger impact this year. But Gundy said Baker will get some reps.“He will play a little more than (what the two-deep suggests),” said Gundy. “More in our packages. Not just the two-deep. I think he’s going to get quite a bit better in the next month.”Gundy pointed to the time he sat with injury at Clemson as a reason for Baker’s slower progression to ramp up at OSU.“He didn’t play a year ago so his development has been a little slower comparable to the guys we’ve brought in in the past and/or Aaron (Cochran). He has been in that environment. He’s been around big time football. He’s been around practices and such. I’m hoping he’ll develop more in the next month.”With the young stars apparently rising in camp, this isn’t necessarily panic worthy but it’s definitely not the best news for a highly-touted fifth-year player you’ve brought in on scholarship.