26 Wellington girls 58 Andale 42 Wellington 18 17 Andale 43 59 Wellington Wellington: Cade Phelps 5, Connor Phelps 8, Snipes 5, Hamel 2, Long 2, King 3, Ybarra 1. Total: 11 (2) 2-4 26. 12 11 11 8 Wellington: Rusk 9, Mitchell 31, French 9, Snipes 10. Total 22 (8) 7-10, 59. 11 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls basketball program has accomplished many things over the past decade. But one of things the Lady Crusaders have not been able to do is win an Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title.Tuesday was a great start as Wellington defeated Andale 59-43 on the road. Senior Grace Mitchell scored 31 points in the victory.Wellington boys would lose to Andale 63-26.The game almost seemed ho-hum, but it was historical on so many fronts. This may have been the first time in Wellington girls basketball history that the Crusaders have started a season at 4-0. This also may have been the first time in years that Wellington has gone to Andale and beaten the Lady Indians at their place.Even during the Charlie Angels years, Wellington could not win in Andale. The Crusaders oftentimes would beat Andale at home in February, but never in Andale in December. Typically, a trip to Andale comes two days off the Kingman Tournament and a combination of fatigue and it being Andale makes it a disastrous night for the Lady Dukes.Not this time. Wellington struggled early, falling behind in the first quarter. But an Avery Rusk 3-pointer at the buzzer would give the Crusaders an 18-17 lead.â€œWe didnâ€™t play well in the first quarter at all,â€ said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. â€œWe really need to work on playing well for all four quarters.â€But in the second quarter, Wellington would explode on an 18-4 run, that was concluded with three steals and two layups by Mitchell and Lauryn Snipes in the final minute. Wellington was in front 36-21 at the half.The Crusaders would up the lead to 48-32 at the end of three quarters and would go on to win this one by 16. Whatever celebrating Wellington may have made after winning for the first time in Andale since Nam, was not displayed afterwards.It seemed like another day at the office.According to official WHS Maxprep stats, Wellington was 22 of 55 from the field for a 41 percent shooting success rate. Wellington was very effective beyond the arch, going 8 of 13. Mitchell led Wellington on rebounds with 11 while Tayland French had 8. Mitchell had three steals and four blocks. Snipes had four steals three assists.Wellington travels to Mulvane on Friday for the final game of 2015. 8 20 4 18 Andale 63 â€”â€”â€”Wellington boys Andale held Wellington scoreless in the first quarter 18-0 and led 48-8 at the half en route to an easy win. Pete Carney led all scorers with 14 and Clint Walstad had 11.Wellington was led by Connor Phelps with 8.Andale boys 63 Wellington 26 13 17 Andale stats were not available. Andale: Dagenais 2, Richter 5, Meyer 6, Carney 14, Walstad 11, Bruce 5, Jansen 3, Fairchild 2, Ast 11. Total: 23 (7) 3-5 63. 18 0 5 Follow us on Twitter.
Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed the beginning of advance payments to farmers with a total of €26,823,264.60 available for farmers in Co Donegal.Payments have begun issuing to 6,659 farmers in Donegal.The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, was very aware of the need to maximise cash flow and so has ensured these payments started issuing as soon as possible, said Minister McHugh. “Payments to farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme also continue to issue and the initial advance of the BPS and Greening Payment, together with ANC payments, means approximately €775 million will have issued to Irish farmers under these Schemes in the last month alone.“Budget 2016 has introduced a series of agri-taxation measures including the extension of the general stock relief, stock relief for young farmers and stamp duty exemptions for young trained farmers up to the end of 2018. There will be a tax credit of €5,000 per annum for five years for farmers who transfer their land to successors over a period of time, making it easier for farms to be passed from one generation to the next. These measures make farming more attractive to younger people and to families.”Farmers in Donegal will now be able to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit of €550.It will also apply to a spouse where a couple both work on the farm. This will begin the process of tax equalisation for the self-employed and PAYE workers, including farmers. “Minister Coveney has also launched the second tranche of GLAS, the new agri-environmental scheme which replaces REPS and AEOS.“The first tranche of GLAS, which closed on 26th May this year, proved a huge success, attracting almost 27,000 applications. The second tranche will increase this to at least 35,000 and up to 40,000. The overall target for GLAS is to attract 50,000 farmers into the new scheme over its lifetime and Minister Coveney commented that it was clear that GLAS was well on its way to meeting that target.“Fine Gael is standing up for rural Ireland and last week’s budget contains an extra €109 million investment agriculture and agri-food. The last few budgets have been hard, but they made it possible for Ireland to exit the bailout, reduce our debts, and move into a real recovery.“The top priority this year is to keep the recovery going in all parts of the country, while providing relief and better services. This budget is affordable, responsible and consistent with the Government’s plan to eliminate Government borrowing by 2018 and to promote regional economic growth, jobs and future recovery.“ALMOST €27M IN ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR DONEGAL FARMERS was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)