16 Sep

Tipp captain says securing All-Ireland Final spot a “great feeling”

first_imgCaptain Colin O’Riordan said the victory was just one step on the way to the final. Tipperary will take on Tyrone in the All-Ireland Final on May 2nd after the Northern side overcame Roscommon yesterday afternoon. The Tipperary Under 21 team made history yesterday after a two point victory over Dublin saw Tommy Twomey’s side reach the All-Ireland final for the first time ever.The Premier County outscored reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin by eleven points to five in the second half with injury time points from Steven O’Brien and Kevin O’Halloran securing a dramatic win for Tipp.The full time score was Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12.last_img read more

14 Aug

Former Wellington football coach Linn Hibbs resigns at Shawnee Mission Northwest

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Linn Hibbs, a former head football coach at Wellington High School, has resigned after three seasons at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Shawnee Mission Northwest Athletic Director Angelo Giacalone confirmed that Hibbs had submitted his resignation Thursday morning to the school’s athletic office. His resignation is pending board approval.Giacalone said Hibb’s resignation is only for football and he will remain a high school physical education instructor.Giacalone would not elaborate any further citing personnel confidentiality.Hibbs, who was the head coach for Wellington High School from 1996-2010, had taken the head coaching job at Shawnee Northwest in the Kansas City area in 2012. In his three seasons he accumulated a 7-21 record at the Class 6A school. He was 2-7 in 2012, 3-7 in 2013 and 2-7 in 2014. Shawnee Mission Northwest is a member of the Sunflower League in northeast Kansas – considered by many to be toughest football league in the state.His Cougars did make the playoffs in 2013, losing to Lawrence Free State 40-14 in the first round.Hibbs was unavailable for comment at this writing.Hibbs is the most successful football coach in Wellington history having won two state championships in 2001 and 2002 and maintaining the state’s longest high school football playoff streak in the history of Kansas at the time.He won his 100th game in 2007 in the season opener against Kingman.Hibbs, a Wellington High School graduate from 1983,  took over the program in 1996, and immediately took the team to a state semifinals where it would lose to Ulysses. This had been the first time Wellington had advanced that far in the playoffs since the 1992 season.Wellington would continue its playoff streak in the late 1990s, but the program under his watch didn’t really take off until 1999 when after a 1-5 start, the Crusaders would advance to the Class 4A state semifinals.From that point forward, Wellington would sustain unprecedented success — getting state runner-up in 2000 losing to Fort Scott in the finals. The two teams would play twice more with Wellington winning both times against Fort Scott in 2001 and 2002.Wellington would not return to the state finals thereafter but had a couple of long playoff runs.The program hit a snag in 2010 going 2-8. But Wellington was still able to get into the playoffs. He resigned that spring. Hibbs would remain in the USD 353 school system for a year as the Wellington Middle School physical education instructor while working as an assistant for Andover Central. One year later he took the head coaching job at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -16 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 296 weeks ago Coach Hibbs please come back home and lead our Crusaders back to the promised land. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 296 weeks ago Anyone thinking what I am…….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down jpbuellesfeld · 296 weeks ago Linn HIbbs is a 1982 Wellington,ks High school Graduate Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Clumsy · 296 weeks ago Draft Hibbs. Report Reply 3 replies · active 296 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 296 weeks ago What the heck. With a record like his at Shawnee Mission and if you people didn’t know him you would raise hell if they hired him for a football coach. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Bobo · 296 weeks ago Got to have talent first can’t just expect an old coach to come back and be back to contending again. Lots of talent in those years, and nothing even close to that level now. Report Reply 1 reply · active 296 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. He and staff also have a bad habitat of showcasing “thier” guys. This may work up to 4A but will not work in 5A-6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Fan · 296 weeks ago Get over the past. Talent level was above anybody else in the 90’s. 7-21 records in KC area not to promising. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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18 Jan

Parks makes MPBL debut as Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa clash on opening day

first_imgWith 26 teams—from last season’s 10—seeing action this time, the second season of the MPBL is expected to last until next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On call: Cavs turning to seldom-used Hood against Warriors Ray Parks makes his Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League debut on Independence Day as the Mandaluyong El Tigre and the Muntinlupa Cagers clash in the opening at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Parks, one of the top amateur players in the country today, signed up with the expansion team El Tigre, where he will join his former Alab coach Mac Cuan, after also being offered by the last year’s runner-up Cagers.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Joining Parks at Mandaluyong are JR Alabanza, Josan Nimes along with Mark Andaya and Jeff Javillonar, who last played for Valenzuela.The opening double-header of the Datu Cup on June 12 will also see the debut of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, who has reportedly confirmed that he will play in the 9:30 pm encounter as part of the 20-man line-up of Muntinlupa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGo also participated in the PBA All-Stars legends shootout in Davao city last month.Meanwhile, the Marikina Shoemasters and the General Santos Warriors kick off the festivities at 7:30 pm with actor Gerald Anderson joining Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more