The Jr High Eagles Soccer team traveled to South Ripley. The Eagles win 1-0.Scoring for the Eagles: Jordan Meyer 1 goal, 4 shots; Caleb Simon 3 shots; Morgan Sutton 1 shot, 1 assist; Justin Swinney 1 shot; Ryan Wilson 1 shot; Blake Fiess 2 stops; Garrett Schriener 2 stops; Cam Grable 1 stop; and Conner Toops (shut out) 8 saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — It’s a feeling of ‘mission accomplished’ for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Downtown Development Authority. The second phase of installing and funding large shipwreck facades off the Thunder Bay River has officially been completed.“This is bringing the stories of the shipwrecks to the people,” said Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Media Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla.Colored images of shipwrecks and divers cover much of the abandon Fletcher buildings. The project started back in May with the Sanctuary applying for a grant opportunity offered by the DDA. The sanctuary planned to add a number of colored images off the Thunder Bay Maritime Heritage Trail, complementing the black and white shipwreck ‘skrims’ that were installed five years ago. With the Fletcher buildings deteriorating, creating an eye soar for the downtown, the leaders of the sanctuary took it upon themselves to beautify the area.“Whether it’s a historic based project or something like the marine sanctuaries where the skrims were installed where a full renovation wasn’t possible, you know either way they beautify the downtown,” said DDA Director Anne Gentry.The shipwreck facades offer a number of added benefits. First, they help people see shipwrecks that are extremely difficult to reach, usually a challenge for technical SCUBA divers. Second, Alpena Shipwreck Tours passes right along the images, so they make great talking points and add to the experience.“I’m not a diver, I know a lot of other people aren’t so being able to see what the sanctuary promotes and preserves is really cool,” said Gentry.Funding for the project started with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Both parties covered the original cost, over $10,000. The DDA provided grant funding once the project was completed. The goal is to encourage more businesses to take part in beautification projects and utilize grant money from the DDA to help offset some of the cost.“I think everybody’s doing such a great job with the flowers and maintain their grounds and putting up beautiful signage and imagery so we’re kind of a part of that whole pride in Alpena,” said Gandulla.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Shipwreck Tours, Anne Gentry, beautification, Downtown, Downtown Alpena, Downtown Development Authority, Facades, Grant, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Trail, shipwrecks, Skrims, Stephanie Gandulla, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Thunder Bay RiverContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 28Next Alpena County commissioners shoot down pot proposal
There’s no telling whether a spring season for the Big Ten and Pac-12’s fall sports, football included, is possible despite the former conference’s promise to “continue to evaluate” the option. There’s also no telling how many college football teams will see their 2020 seasons suspended if and when other conferences follow suit. So in the immediate wake of the first two Power 5 conferences at best pushing back and at worst canceling the 2020 football season, there is definitely no telling how the NFL will react to the possibility of a spring college football season colliding with the league’s NFL Draft-focused schedule early in 2021. For now, the NFL has more pressing issues. MORE: Explaining the cancellations in college footballBut the actual NFL football schedule (and the COVID-19 protocols helping it play out on time) is all the league needs to worry about in mid-August. For now, the NFL can simply sit back and watch the early draft declarations roll in.Hope you’re ready for mock draft season about seven months early. MORE: Updates on college football cancellationsAs noted by CBS Sports on Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell possesses the authority to move the 2021 draft back to as late as June 2. In coordination with the NFL Players Association, the league also has the ability to expand the draft beyond the typical seven rounds under unique circumstances.But given the fluidity of the situation in the college ranks, and with the NFL’s priorities understandably focused on beginning and finishing a complete 2020 season, any questions about the 2021 NFL Draft will be met with some variation of, don’t know, don’t care.We do know that the NFL views the timing of its draft as sacred. USA Today’s Dan Wolken suggested as much last month when he reported that the league “isn’t interested” in moving the draft, which currently is scheduled to begin April 29 in Cleveland. Former NFL running back C.J. Anderson expressed a similar sentiment Tuesday regarding the NFL’s refusal to modify its draft process.Big-time college football is essentially a free minor league system for the NFL, and the league knows the cancellation and/or suspension of the fall college football season will only lead to more players declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft ahead of schedule. Several top-tier prospects made that decision well before the Big Ten and Pac-12 school presidents made theirs. The players will flock to the pros regardless.So, for now, the NFL has no reason to consider a new date for the draft.”That would be something (the NFL) would tackle in the spring depending on what happens with college football,” NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo noted Tuesday. “As of now, everything NFL-wise remains on schedule.”From Inside Training Camp on @nflnetwork: Discussing what the the Big Ten’s postponing the football season means for the NFL. pic.twitter.com/OS5UgoK8vV— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2020This is why NFL Media draft expert Daniel Jeremiah noted Tuesday that the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine “will be the most important one in league history.” Added Jeremiah: “We always preach ‘it’s all about the tape’ but if you haven’t seen a player on grass in over a year, this event will take on a whole new meaning.”Which is another way of saying the NFL show will go on. That is, of course, unless a coronavirus-related issue interrupts the league’s plans to both start and finish the 2020 season on time. In theory, any suspension of the regular season and/or playoffs could also lead to new dates for the combine and the draft.