Briefly noted: Parent company of Lee Jeans will lay off 93 in Merriam

first_imgPhoto credit Hannah Cossey. Used under a Creative Commons license.Lee Jeans headquarters will lose 93 jobs in Merriam. VF Corp., the parent company of well-known brand Lee Jeans, announced this week that it will lay off 93 employees at the Lee Jeans headquarters in Merriam. The company announced last year that it planned to relocate its long-standing local operations to a new headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. [Lee Jeans parent will cut 93 jobs in Merriam — Kansas City Business Journal]last_img

Monsters Fall Prey To Hungry Wolves, 4-2

first_img Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news. ROSEMONT, IL – The Cleveland Monsters were defeated by the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL by a final score of 4-2. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 24-22-2-4 overall this season and with a .519 points percentage, remain alone in fifth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.The Monsters claimed a 1-0 lead when Markus Hannikainen tapped an even-strength opportunity past Chicago netminder Pheonix Copley at 1:14 of the first thanks to Alex Petan’s lone assist.The Wolves responded with a Petteri Lindbohm five-on-five goal at 2:38 to tie things at one apiece before Chicago claimed their first lead at 11:21 of the opening period when Magnus Paajarvi deposited a power-play tally past the left shoulder of Cleveland backstop Joonas Korpisalo to make it 2-1 Wolves heading into the middle stanza.Top Monsters scorer T.J. Tynan banked an even-strength marker off Copley’s left leg pad, and a Wolves defenseman, at 16:42 of the second to pull Cleveland into a 2-2 tie with Jaime Sifers and Dillon Heatherington collecting assists on the play. Then in the final frame, Wolves defenseman Vince Dunn buried a power-play tally atThen in the final frame, Wolves defenseman Vince Dunn buried a power-play tally at 10:15 to make it 3-2 Chicago before a Chris Butler empty-netter at 18:10 sealed a 4-2 victory for the home team.Korpisalo fell to 7-6-3 in net for the Monsters despite a 20-save performance on Wednesday while Copley improved to 7-3-1 between the pipes for the Wolves by virtue of a 23-save showing.Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Charlotte Checkers with full coverage, live from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC, underway at 7:15 pm on 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network. David Sprousecenter_img Related TopicsAlex PentanDillion HeatheringtonJaime SifersJoonas KorpisaloMarkus HannikainenT.J. Tynanlast_img read more

Player Profile: Max Bortenschlager

first_imgThe Terps lost starting quarterback Tyrell Pigrome for the year in the first game of the season.  The Terps lost their backup quarterback Kasim Hill in the third game of the season.  Now Maryland looks at sophomore Max Bortenschlager to lead the Terrapin offense.Bortenschlager took over after the Hill injury in the UCF game.  Maryland would drop that game 38-10 at home.  At the time, the loss didn’t look good with the main focus being that Hill suffered a torn ACL.  The UCF loss followed a big upset over top 25 ranked Texas on the road and a big blowout win over Towson at home.  Bortenschlager looked rough, throwing two picks and missed multiple open receivers.  He went 15-26 for 132 yards and a TD in the game.  Maryland fans got extremely nervous as they will have to run the remainder of the season with an unproven QB leading the way.  Then came the Minnesota game.Bortenschlager looked good in the first Big Ten Conference game as Maryland took down Minnesota, 34-21.  Bortenschlager threw 2 TD’s, 18-26 and 154 yards for his effort, with zero interceptions.  That quickly turned doubtful Maryland fanatics into hopeful fans again.Bortenschlager graduated from Cathedral HS in Indiana, a very big school that produces many division one athletes.  Max led Cathedral to the 5-A Indiana State Championship as a Junior.  He became a 3 star recruit as he passed for 2,270 yards and 21 TD’s in that championship run.  As a Terrapin, Bortenschlager appeared in two games as a freshman in 2016.  He made his first career start at #19 Minnesota and immediately put himself in the Maryland record books.  He threw a 92 yard TD pass to DJ Moore, the second-longest pass in Maryland history.Bortenschlager will have to keep his composure and play like he did against Minnesota if the Terrapins have a chance to keep rolling strong.  With Big Ten play here, it only gets more difficult as the year continues.  Maryland faces their biggest test of the year at #10 Ohio State tomorrow, kickoff is 4pm.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Big guys ready to take on some tall timber

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Most games, Ute centers David Foster and Jason Washburn are looking down at their opponents, who are sometimes as much as six to eight inches smaller.For a change, they’ll be playing against someone their own size tonight (7 p.m.) when Montana comes to town for a game at the Huntsman Center.The Grizzlies, who went to the NCAA Tournament last year after knocking off Weber State in the Big Sky tournament, are led by 6-11 Brian Qvale and 7-foot forward Derek Selvig, who both start on the frontline.”Both of these guys are very skilled strong big men, who can shoot the ball, who are both really good passers,” said the 7-foot Washburn, who is expected to start at center for Utah.”It looks like the two bigs know how to play with each other very well,” added Foster, last year’s starter at center. The 7-3 Foster has been hampered by a sore knee this fall, but is expected to play.Montana, which went 22-10 last year, is coming off an 81-66 loss at Nevada in a game they led by two at halftime.”They’re a veteran team that’s been to the tournament with two terrific inside guys,” said Ute coach Jim Boylen. “Qvale is a post-up 5, who is a physical presence who can score and may be the best passer in the post we’ll play against. Selvig is a 4-5, who can make threes, but also play inside. They’re both very skilled and very tough.”Besides those two, the Grizzlies have returning starting guard Will Cherry along with junior guard Shawn Stockton, the nephew of former Jazz star John Stockton. The other starter is expected to be Jordan Wood, a 6-3 guard prepped at Cedar City before playing for Snow College.Besides Washburn in the middle, the Utes are expected to start JC transfers Josh Watkins and Will Clyburn at guard and sophomore Shawn Glover and freshman J.J. O’Brien at forwards with senior Jay Watkins coming off the bench.The last time Utah and Montana played was in 1969 when Utah won 109-93 in Salt Lake.After tonight’s game, the Utes will play Weber State at home Saturday night before taking their first road trip, to Logan Wednesday night. The Grizzlies play Montana Tech at home Friday night.Utes on the airMontana (0-1) at Utah (1-0)Today, 7 p.m.Huntsman CenterTV: noneRadio: 700 AMe-mail: [email protected]last_img read more