Wellington girls ranked No. 4 in Topeka poll; WMS teams battle Winfield; updated sports schedule

first_imgFairfield at Oxford Belle Plaine at BluestemG- 6 p.m. B- 7:30 p.m. Girls – away – 5 p.m. All A,B teams playing. WrestlingEl Dorado tournament9 a.m. JV WrestlingWinfield9 a.m. Belle Plaine at Marion Invitational WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Attica at Argonia JV BasketballKingman TournamentWellington vs. Kingman Girls – 8, B- 6:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4   Conway Springs at Chaparral Monday, Dec. 7-12 Saturday, Dec. 5    SUMNER COUNTY BASKETBALL Follow us on Twitter. Tuesday, Dec. 8  Argonia, Caldwell in Caldwell Tournament South Barber at Caldwell Monday, Dec. 7 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls basketball team continues to get preseason accolades, Wellington Middle School teams play Winfield, and sports schedules for this weekend through Tuesday are as follows:••••Wellington girls ranked in Topeka Capital-Journal:The Wellington girls basketball teams were ranked No. 4 in the preseason Topeka Capital-Journal poll. The top five are as follows:1. Bishop Miege.2. McPherson.3. Andover Central.4. Wellington.5. Labette County.Wellington was ranked No. 8 in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll. The Wichita Eagle has yet to release its preseason poll.•••••Here are the scores we have for Wellington Middle School:Seventh grade girls Wellington A 53 Winfield 2Lexi Clift 8Kadin Brown 6Rylee Rusk 12Myriland French 9Mykiland French 6Katrina Dvorak 4Allison Buresh 4Kari Dvorak 4B team was idle.Seventh grade boys: Winfield 35 Wellington A 28Berkeley Wright 11Trenton Bannister 6Luke Scheufler 5Tanner Meyer 4Blake Saffell 2Winfield B 23 Wellington 19Trace Rusk 6Trace Witham 6Brayden Macias 4Chilson Ybarra 2Sam Dickey 1.Eighth grade girls: Wellington 25 Winfield 23McKenna Jones 8Kylie Aufdengarten 2Lindsey Scheufler 14Tori Lewellen 1If you have a score and/or news that is not included in the list of events above, tell your coach or send us a report at [email protected] •••••Sumner County sports schedule: 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments South Haven at Pond Creek Tournament WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BasketballKingman TournamentWellington vs. Kingman Girls – 6:20, B- 8 p.m. Girls – away – 5 p.m. All A,B teams playing. Oxford at Fairfield Invitational. WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOLMulvaneBoys – home, 4 p.m. – 7B, 7A, then 8A. Wellington, Conway Springs at Kingman Tournament. BasketballArkansas CityBoys – home, 4 p.m. – 8B, 7A, then 8A. Basketball Tournament week (specifics will be released soon)last_img read more

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Fed expected to slash interest rates

first_imgWASHINGTON – For the first time in more than four years, the Federal Reserve appears ready to lower interest rates to prevent a housing meltdown and a painful credit crunch from driving the economy into a recession. A rate cut would affect millions of borrowers, with the intention of getting them to spend and invest more, which would revitalize the economy. In one of their most important and anxiously awaited decisions, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his central bank colleagues meet Tuesday to determine their next move on interest rates. Those policymakers are widely expected to cut an important rate, now at 5.25 percent, by at least one-quarter of percentage point. Some analysts predict a bolder step, a half-point reduction. If the Fed drops the rate, then the prime lending rate that commercial banks charge many individuals and businesses would fall by a corresponding amount. It now is at 8.25 percent. Less immediate would be relief for the country’s economic health. An expected series of rate decreases could take three months to nine months before rippling through the economy and bolstering activity. “It’s like taking an antibiotic. After you take the first dose, you don’t feel immediately better. But after a series of dosages accumulate, there will be a more positive effect,” explained Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group. Over the short term, a rate cut would provide an important psychological boost. It could make investors, businesses and others less inclined to clamp down or make drastic changes in their behavior that would hurt the economy. Fears that the deepening housing slump and a spreading credit crisis could short-circuit the six-year-old economic expansion have shaken Wall Street over the past few months. Stocks have swung wildly, with sharp drops reflecting investors’ bouts of panic. A recent government report showing that the economy lost jobs for the first time in four years delivered a fresh jolt. The biggest fear is that individuals and businesses will cut back on spending, throwing the economy into a tailspin. By Zandi’s odds, there now is a 40 percent chance the economy will fall into a recession – the highest probability since the last recession, in 2001. Just two months earlier, Zandi believed there was only a 12 percent chance. So far, though, consumers have not cracked. Retail sales rose a modest 0.3 percent in August, after a 0.5 percent gain in July, the government reported Friday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s no longer a debate over whether they will ease but by how much,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. “The economy is soft and getting softer,” and the Fed has come under economic and political pressure to act. Should the Fed go with a quarter-point cut, analysts expect policymakers will lower the rate again in October and in December, their final meeting of the year. Fed action would mean that borrowers who can obtain credit would see rates drop on a variety of loans. It would become less expensive for people to finance certain credit card debt and for homeowners to take out popular home equity lines of credit, which often are used to pay for education, home improvements or medical bills. Also, it should help some homeowners whose adjustable-rate mortgages reset in the fall. “Borrowers facing a rate reset Oct. 1 might see their ARM rates adjust to 6.7 percent, for example, rather than the 7.5 percent that a borrower whose loan adjusted back on July 1 experienced,” said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst for Bankrate.com. “Still a big increase, but not the knockout punch it could have been,” he said. last_img read more

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