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Peyton Manning Receives Prestigious Honor & My Connection To Him

first_img Written by April 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Peyton Manning Receives Prestigious Honor & My Connection To Him FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThis is one of my Predominantly Orange columns that I have transposed to Mid-Utah Radio. I will do this on occasion as I have heretofore said. Hopefully you like this. There will be more forthcoming as time goes by .Wednesday evening, future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning expressed his love for Denver on a special night that saw him inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.In part, because Broncos Country comprehensively permeates the Intermountain West region, Manning belonged just as much to Utah-based Broncos fans as those in other places.This august occasion was the 20-year anniversary of when he became the #1 draft pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, selected by the Indianapolis Colts.How Manning came to Denver in the first place is a fascinating story in and of itself.After setting numerous records and leading the Colts to a 2006 Super Bowl title, things went south. Manning suffered a devastating neck injury, which forced him to miss the 2011 season.The 2011 lockout also complicated things as the Colts could not provide medical treatment for him. When he came to Denver in 2012, there was much uncertainty going into this time.Nevertheless, when he retired after the Super Bowl 50-winning season in 2015, it proved a success. His time in Denver saw him win the MVP in 2013 and compete in two Super Bowls.He completed 66.5 percent of his passes, throwing for 17,112 yards, 140 TD’s and 53 INT’s. His numbers in Denver were the best of his career in completion percentage (66.5-65.3 percent).Nevertheless, the greatest reception he ever experienced in Denver was Wednesday evening. Despite the applause, Manning humbly gave others the credit.In this way, he showed himself to be akin to another Broncos legend, owner Pat Bowlen. In any event, when Manning is eventually enshrined in Canton, he will acknowledge Denver’s role.It just seems to be his style. He has always shown class (and humor) in his dealings with others. His gift for gab and distinctive talents beyond football gave him a role in the film “Ferdinand” as well.Anyway, I have alluded to this several times before, but I share a link with Manning.One of my college professors at Southern Utah University, Jon Smith, taught Manning in college.This, of course, was at the University of Tennessee and Smith was impressed by him.One day at SUU, during class, we were giving oral presentations. Before we commenced, Smith told all of us that Manning gave the best presentation he’d ever heard.Manning spoke of the euphoria he felt coming out of the tunnel at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Smith, who doesn’t like sports at all, still enjoyed Manning’s presentation.Thus, even I, the great Bradfather, cannot hold a candle to Manning in any sphere.How blessed and lucky the Broncos and the Intermountain West were to have him. Tags: Denver Broncos/Hall of Fame/Jon Smith/Peyton Manning/Predominantly Orange/SUU/Tennessee Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/25/18

first_img Beau Lund April 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/25/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:    INTERLEAGUE Final  Detroit     13  Pittsburgh   10 Final  Cleveland    4  Chi Cubs      1 Final  Milwaukee    6  Kansas City   2 Final  Pittsburgh   8  Detroit       3      AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Houston       5  L-A Angels      2 Final  Seattle       4  Chi White Sox   3 Final  N-Y Yankees   7  Minnesota       4 Final  Tampa Bay     8  Baltimore       4 Final  Boston        4  Toronto         3 Final  Texas         4  Oakland         2       NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Colorado       5  San Diego       2 Final  Washington    15  San Francisco   2 Final  Atlanta        5  Cincinnati      4 Final  Philadelphia   5  Arizona         3 Final  Miami          8  L-A Dodgers     6 Final  St. Louis      9  N-Y Mets        1      NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final  Cleveland       98  Indiana      95 Final  Toronto        108  Washington   98 Final  Houston        122  Minnesota   104 Final  Oklahoma City  107  Utah         99      NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final  Boston   7  Toronto   4Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more


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Triple-A Salt Lake Drills Round Rock

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Jabari Blash homered for the Bees in an 8-3 win over the Round Rock Express at Smith’s Ballpark.Osmer Morales tossed four innings of scoreless ball to pick up the win.The Bees snapped a two-game slide and improved to 36-and-25, which is good for first in the PCL Pacific Southern Division.Salt Lake will host the New Orleans Baby Cakes tonight. June 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Triple-A Salt Lake Drills Round Rock Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Beeslast_img


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Dixie State Football Names Paul Peterson As New Head Coach

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Sunday, Dixie State University director of athletics Dr. Jason Boothe confirmed former Snow College football head coach Paul Peterson has been named as the Trailblazers’ new head coach.Peterson went 18-4 (.818) in two seasons in Ephraim, including a win in the 2017 El Toro Bowl of Yuma, Ariz. With Peterson at the helm, the Badgers remained in the NJCAA Top 10 every week, including a #4 ranking in 2017.Under his leadership, the Badgers earned 30 All-Western States Football League honors and Snow’s offense was ranked first nationally in both scoring offense and total yards.Before coming to Snow, Peterson spent five seasons (2012-17) as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the FCS Sacramento State Hornets.Under his guidance, the 2014 Hornets squad set or tied nine school records, including total points (458), points per game (38.2), touchdowns (60) and total yards (5,780).Prior to his time at Sacramento State, Peterson was an assistant at Southern Utah, serving as quarterbacks/receivers coach for the Thunderbirds. Among his pupils in Cedar City was former San Diego Chargers quarterback Brad Sorensen.Peterson starred at both Snow College and Boston College as a collegian and was named as the Eagles’ 2004 MVP and was a two-time Big East player of the week at Chestnut Hill, Mass.Peterson went 12-2 during his time at Boston College and later played for the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League.His coaching career commenced at Snow in 2005 as he served as the Badgers’ quarterbacks coach. He then moved on to BYU in 2006 as he became an offensive graduate assistant for the Cougars.In 2007, he moved onto NC State and served as a defensive graduate assistant under his coach at Boston College, Tom O’Brien, for the Wolfpack.Peterson will be introduced as the Trailblazers’ new coach Wednesday at a press conference. Written by Tags: All-Western States Football League/Boston College/Dixie State Football/Jason Boothe/NC State/Paul Peterson/Sacramento State/Southern Utah December 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Names Paul Peterson As New Head Coachlast_img read more


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Wampler scores 27 to lift Wright St. past Weber St. 72-57

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Bill Wampler had a season-high 27 points as Wright State topped Weber State 72-57 in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday.Wampler was 9-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers. He scored 20 points in the first half, tying his season high, and Loudon Love added eight points and eight rebounds to help build a 39-23 lead.Love had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season for Wright St. (5-1). Tanner Holden added six rebounds.Jerrick Harding had 21 points for the Wildcats (1-3). KJ Cunningham added 10 points, and Cody John had nine rebounds. Tags: Gulf Coast Showcase/Weber State Wildcats Basketball/Wright State November 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Wampler scores 27 to lift Wright St. past Weber St. 72-57 Associated Presslast_img read more


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Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14

first_imgJanuary 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Derek Smith posted 27 points and the Delta Rabbits outlasted Juab 46-42 Tuesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Austin Topham added 6 points and 8 rebounds for the Rabbits, who improved to 9-5 and 5-1 in Region 14 play with the key win. Kollin Robertson netted 16 points and 4 rebounds on 7-11 from the field in the loss for the Wasps, who fell to 5-9 and 2-2 in Region 14 play with the loss.Delta returns to action Friday at American Leadership as Region 14 play continues. Juab is quickly back in action Wednesday as they face Maeser Prep on the road as their Region 14 season ensues.Region 20HILDALE, Utah-Treyson Roberts stepped up with 20 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs waxed Water Canyon 68-55 in Region 20 boys basketball action Tuesday. Devin Barlow’s 19 points led the Wildcats in defeat.BICKNELL, Utah-Klyn Fullmer’s 21 points led the way and the Panguitch Bobcats humbled Wayne 61-47 Tuesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Schade Torgerson had 13 points in defeat for the Badgers.HURRICANE, Utah-The Valley Buffaloes stampeded Diamond Ranch 58-40 in Region 20 boys basketball action Tuesday.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Wasatch Academy Tigers crushed Bountiful 98-60 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Camron Chism had 15 points in the loss for the Braves.Girls BasketballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Kassidy Alder posted 17 points and 6 steals and the Manti Templars bludgeoned North Sanpete 66-22 Tuesday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Sarah Oldroyd had 11 points for the Hawks in defeat.Region 15MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Nataly Dunka netted 16 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers routed Utah Military Camp Williams 61-10 in Region 15 girls basketball action Tuesday. Mackenzie Emmett had 6 points in the loss for the Marauders.Region 16SALINA, Utah-Kamree Brunson posted 12 points and the North Sevier Wolves edged Gunnison Valley 37-34 Tuesday in Region 16 girls basketball action. Kaylee Dyreng had 11 points in defeat for the Bulldogs.Region 18FILLMORE, Utah-Kobree Penney netted 22 points as the Millard Eagles bested Enterprise 52-46 in Region 18 girls basketball action Tuesday.PAROWAN, Utah-Kanab bested Parowan 42-28 Tuesday in Region 18 girls basketball action.Region 20HILDALE, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett led the way with 21 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs stymied Water Canyon 47-38 Tuesday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Tori Thompson had 14 points in defeat for the Wildcats.Non-RegionDELTA, Utah-Kenzlee Carter posted 12 points and the Beaver Beavers downed Delta 41-25 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday at the Palladium. Logan Springer had 10 points in defeat for the Rabbits.WrestlingAll-Star DualOREM, Utah-17 central Utah wrestlers participated in the 2020 Dollamur All-Star Wrestling Dual at the UCCU Center on the Campus of Utah Valley University Tuesday with eight of the wrestlers winning their matches. In the team scores 4A finished with 43 points, followed by 3A with 40, the Wildcard team (1A-6A wrestlers) had 36 points, 5A was fourth with 29, followed by the 1A/2A team with 12 points and 6A scored 11 points.106- Dallan Hunsaker (American Fork) beat Dayson Torgerson (Richfield) 8-3.126- Deklan Kelly (Wasatch) beat Tezlin Winn (Gunnison Valley) 16-9132- Dillon Dick (Uintah) beat Brian Evans (Beaver) 9-6132- Triston Fillmore (South Sevier) beat Connor Ingram (Juab) 10-5138- Channing Warner (Juab) beat Tyson Humphreys (Layton) 3-2.145- Oakley Ridge (Pleasant Grove) beat Chase Ingram (Juab) 5-2152- Cade Bowring (Juab) beat Marcus Espiniza-Owens (Viewmont) 5-1160- Cort Raddon (Beaver) beat Canyon Brann (Layton) 6-1160- Will Harmon (Juab) beat Tanner Tsinigine (Monument Valley) Major Decision 10-1170- John Whitaker (Millard) beat Tucker Naccarato (Payson) Medical Forfeit170- Maverick Skinner (Bear River) beat Tate Willoughby (Delta) by Pin182- Brayden Guthrie (Mountain Crest) beat Rylan Watts (Juab) by Pin182- Christian Smoot (Woods Cross) beat Danny Garcia (Millard) by Pin220- Blake Mangelson (Juab) beat Cael Richardson (Timpview) by Pin285- Kemmer Jones (South Sevier) beat Daniel Ayala (Wayne) 2-0 in Sudden VictoryMONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams beat the Carbon Dinos in a Region 12 wrestling dual Tuesday night 40-28. The Rams won the dual despite not having Triston Fillmore and Kemmer Jones who both won matches at the All-Star dual. Written by Tags: Delta/Juab/Roundup Brad Jameslast_img read more


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Whittni Orton, Anna Camp-Bennett, Help BYU Set Distance Medley Relay School Record

first_img Tags: Anna Camp/BYU Track and Field/Whittni Orton Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE-Saturday, as BYU’s indoor track and field squad competed at the UW Invite hosted by the University of Washington, a pair of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums helped the women’s squad set a new school record.Juniors Whittni Orton (Panguitch High School) and Anna Camp-Bennett (Millard High School) each ran a leg for the Cougars’ women’s distance medley relay. Camp-Bennett ran the first leg and Orton ran the anchor leg, which is traditionally saved for a team’s best runner.The Cougars ran a 10:53.93 in the event, posting a time that head coach Ed Eyestone confirmed he was “really proud” of.Competing in section 3, Camp-Bennett, Orton and their teammates Alena and Lauren Ellsworth, won against the field which featured host Washington, Utah and a squad representing apparel company Oiselle.Camp-Bennett, Orton and their teammates are next in action Friday and Saturday at the Nike Boise Indoor Classic at Nampa, Idaho hosted by Boise State University. February 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp-Bennett, Help BYU Set Distance Medley Relay School Record Brad Jameslast_img read more


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Allen, Plummer help Utah beat USC 79-65, snap 3-game skid

first_img Tags: Alphonso Plummer/Pac-12/Timmy Allen/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 21 points and collected 10 rebounds, while Alphonso Plummer chipped in 18 points off the bench to lead Utah to a 79-65 victory over Southern California.Trailing by as many as 15 points earlier in the second half, USC ripped off three straight baskets culminating in a 3-pointer from Weaver to cut Utah’s lead to 67-62 with 3:45 left. Rylan Jones drew a charge on the Trojans’ ensuing possession and Plummer followed with a 3-pointer that sparked a game-ending 12-3 run for the Utes.Onyeka Okongwu had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Trojans. February 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Allen, Plummer help Utah beat USC 79-65, snap 3-game skidlast_img read more


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UKOG launches horizontal drilling operations at Horse Hill field

first_imgFollowing the completion of the HH-2 Portland pilot well, UKOG has initiated the HH-2z horizontal drilling operations The Horse Hill field is located in Surrey. Photo: courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has launched horizontal drilling operations at the onshore Horse Hill field located in the Weald Basin in Surrey, UK.The company has started drilling of the Horse Hill-2z (HH-2z) well with an objective to deliver a 3,200ft horizontal section completely within the most oil productive zone in the Portland reservoir.The horizontal drilling campaign follows the completion of drilling of the Horse Hill-2 (HH-2) Portland pilot well, said UKOG. According to the company, the pilot well’s coring and electric logging programmes further defined the presence and quality of the productive zone in the reservoir.HH-2/2z is the first horizontal well to be drilled in the Portland oil pool of the Horse Hill field.The horizontal well has been designed to be used as a production well in the future. It will have a capability of producing substantially higher flow rates compared to the previously announced 362 barrels of oil per day from the HH-1 vertical Portland discovery well, said UKOG.The company said that after undertaking a planned extensive HH-2z EWT campaign, the HH-2z Portland and the HH-1 Kimmeridge wells are likely to be brought into long term production by the year-end.UKOG chief executive Stephen Sanderson said: “Our confidence in the HH-2z horizontal’s ability to deliver significant flow rates has been further boosted by the pilot well’s better than expected geological results.“Our subsurface team’s focus is now firmly upon steering the well wholly within the target zone, the Portland sweet spot , demonstrably the most oil productive part of the reservoir. I have every confidence we can deliver the desired positive result.”Stakeholders in the Horse Hill fieldLast month, UKOG increased its stake in the Horse Hill field to 85.635% by completing acquisition of Magellan Petroleum (UK) Investment from Tellurian Investments. The acquisition helped UKOG gain Magellan’s 35% direct interest in the Horse Hill oil field, which is contained in the PEDL137 and PEDL246 licences.To develop the onshore oil field, a special-purpose limited company called Horse Hill Developments (HHDL) was created in which UKOG has a direct interest of 77.9%. The remaining stake in HHDL is held by Alba Mineral Resources and Doriemus with the former holding 65% ownership in the Horse Hill field and the PEDL137 and PEDL246 licences.last_img read more


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Africa Oil, Tullow secure licence extensions for Kenyan exploration blocks

first_img Project Oil Kenya involves development of oil discoveries in Block 10BB and 13T.(Credit: Pixabay/Terry McGraw.) Africa Oil and its joint venture partner Tullow Oil announced that they have secured licence extensions for their 10BB/13T blocks exploration licences in Kenya to the end of next year.Through the licence extensions, the joint venture partners will be able to re-assess the Project Oil Kenya and design an economic project at low oil prices while retaining the phased development concept.Located in Turkana County, Project Oil Kenya involves development of oil discoveries in Block 10BB and 13T.The licence extensions follows the approval of the work programme and budget for the next year from the Kenyan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum.Africa Oil president and CEO Keith Hill said: “I would like to express my appreciation for the collaboration that we have witnessed over the last several months, both with the Government of Kenya and the new leadership team at Tullow, which has allowed us to design a roadmap to move the project towards a technical and commercially viable Field Development Plan.”Simultaneously, in the coming weeks, the partners aim to work closely with the Government of Kenya on land and water agreements, gain approval from the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and finalising the commercial framework for the project.The completion of the work is expected to enable the company to submit field development plans to the Government of Kenya.First oil from Project Oil Kenya was expected to be drawn three years upon making the FID.Tullow Oil CEO Rahul Dhir said: “I would like to thank the Government of Kenya for granting this extension which the Joint Venture partners will use to fully re-assess the development concept for this important project.” The licence extensions enable the joint venture partners to re-assess the Project Oil Kenyalast_img read more