first_imgTiger girls take fifth, boys take fourthBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – Coming off of her state gymnastics championship in March, Marshfield High School’s Gracie Holland has added another “first” to her list of accomplishments.After becoming the school’s first all-around gymnastics champion last month, Holland set a new school record at the Wisconsin Valley Conference indoor track & field meet at UW-Stevens Point April 9. Holland finished first in the pole vault, and in the process set a new Tiger track record with a vault of eleven feet.The Tigers finished fifth in team competition with 61 points. Stevens Point was the overall winner at 183, followed by D.C. Everest with 129, and Wausau West at 114.In the boys’ competition, Marshfield finished fourth, with a team score of 110. Caden Pearce won the 200 and 400, while Joey Goettl won the long jump and the triple jump.The Marshfield team of Goettl, Pearce, Sam Hinson. and Addison Hill won the 1,600-meter relay event as well. Stevens Point won the all-around competition with a team score of 168.5. D.C. Everest was second at 136. Wausau West finished in third place with a score of 111, edging Marshfield by one point for third place.last_img read more

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first_img“We don’t have a billion people to choose from. So we have to make use of whatever we have.” As head coach in charge of looking after the Australian Institute of Sport programme at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, renowned coach Troy Cooley knows setting up and maintaining a sustainable system for cricketers is the backbone of a strong national set up.And with only six state teams, Cooley and the Centre of Excellence are pivotal in keeping the assembly line of ‘ready’ cricketers running.On Saturday, the academy at the Allan Border Field in Albion ‘turned the first sod’ on a new $ 17.5 million facility which will provide a profile of players and measure their attributes to improve their game and help take the next step.”This will be one of the best profiling places in the world. We know what a player requires to be a fast bowler or a batsman as we have some stringent standards regarding fitness and basic technique. We will be able to put them through the paces of sport sciences and tell them exactly what they need to be doing,” Cooley said.The centre has for long been regarded as one of the best facilities as far as developing and training budding cricketers is concerned and Cooley is proud of the fact that the current system in Australia allows players from the junior levels to make the transition to the higher level.”We have good people who pass players on from second grade to first grade cricket. All states have their youth programme set-ups. We have selections for the under-18 talent camp and then that moves into the under-19 international programme and then into Australia A and Sheffield cricket. We expose youngsters to conditions and situations they are likely to get at the top level. And we allow them to make mistakes, explore and use their thought process on how to tackle a situation,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgMONTREAL — Quebecers hoping to buy cannabis chocolates, jujubes and other sweets after they become legal in Canada will be out of luck as the provincial government has decided to ban their sale.Judging the measures planned by Ottawa to regulate the upcoming legalization of cannabis edible sales insufficient, Quebec unveiled its more stringent rules Wednesday.The province announced it would ban the sale of cannabis candies, confections, desserts — including chocolate — and “any other product that is attractive to minors.”Solid products containing cannabis will not be allowed to have levels of tetrahydrocannabinol — the high-inducing compound known as THC — greater than five milligrams per unit or 10 milligrams per package. For liquids, the limit will be five milligrams per package.Ottawa will legalize edible products on October 17, but it will take at least another 60 days for products to hit the shelves. Cannabis extracts and products for topical use will also be permitted.Quebec maintains that federal measures to regulate the new products will not allow the province to “achieve its public health and safety objectives.”The provincial government says more needs to be done to reduce the appeal of cannabis to young people and the risk of accidental intoxication.Ottawa has said it will not allow the sale of edibles that are appealing to young people, but assessments of whether the line is crossed will be made on a case-by-case basis. Whether an edible cannabis product is reasonably considered to be appealing to kids would depend on various factors including its shape, colour, flavour, scent and how it is packaged, a federal government official said last month.Among the other measures introduced by Quebec is the prohibition of additives intended to modify the smell, flavour or colour of cannabis products.Cannabis for topical use will not be allowed for sale in Quebec “for the moment”, the government adds.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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