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Realtors Award Two $1,000 Scholarships to Local Students

first_imgOcean City High School senior Jake Cassidy and Ocean City Board of Realtors President Ken SedberryThe Ocean City Board of Realtors announces the awarding of two college scholarships and sponsorship of scholastic programs with funds raised at the Spring Golf Event at the Greate Bay Country Club, on Thursday, May 8.Two recent high school graduates were the recipients each of a $1,000 scholarship: Jesse Briglia, graduate of St. Augustine’s Preparatory School, and Jake Cassidy, graduate of Ocean City High School. In addition to awarding the scholarships, the Ocean City Board of REALTORS allocated funds to the After Prom Event at Ocean City High School and is a sign sponsor for the Ocean City High School Baseball Boosters. Additional funds are earmarked for future scholastic programs.Unique to this spring tournament was the opportunity to sponsor a Commemorative Pin Flag that honors graduates of Ocean City High School. The Commemorative Flag was personalized with the graduate’s name and year of graduation and sponsors were able to take the pin flag home as a memorial. Local business showed their support by purchasing hole sign sponsorships.St. Augustine Prep senior Jesse BrigliaThe 2013 Spring Golf Event funded three college scholarships and allowed for the sponsoring of school programs such as the After Prom Event and the Baseball Booster Club.“The Ocean City Board of Realtors would like to express its appreciation for the generosity of the many sponsors of the golf event:  local businesses, organizations, Ocean City Realtors and family & friends of the local high schools, who all joined together to help raise funds to sponsor the scholarships and scholastic programs of our local students” said Damon Bready, chairman of the Fundraising Committee.— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtorslast_img read more

Badgers looking to regain winning ways against Huskies

first_imgAfter dropping a pair of close matches to No. 24 Washington and Portland University last weekend, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-4-0) is looking to regain some confidence as it hosts Northern Illinois University (5-2-1) tonight at the McClimon Soccer Complex at 7 p.m.The Badgers enter tonight’s match following an exhaustive September schedule in which the team has journeyed to tournaments in Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Seattle over the past three weekends. Upon returning from the extensive traveling, head coach Jeff Rohrman is pleased to be back in Madison and playing at McClimon.”It’s been a grueling 10 days or so [of traveling],” Rohrman said. “You know, having gone to New Mexico and out to Seattle — it takes a toll. The travel and obviously the high level of competition we faced made things difficult, so it’s nice to be home here for a little bit of a stretch.”Although the Badgers were victorious the last time the Huskies visited Madison, Northern Illinois has won six of the last seven matches between the two teams, and is currently entertaining a two-game win streak after consecutive 1-0 victories over UW-Green Bay and Saint Louis University. Rohrman need only think back to last year’s match up with the Huskies to know what to expect out of this year’s squad. “Last year [Northern Illinois was] very good and they beat us down there,” Rohrman said. “They’re a much improved team, very talented, very athletic, and they’re a dangerous team that should not be taken lightly. They’ve got some kids that can really do some good things, and we’ll have to come out and play one of our better games to beat them.”Although Wisconsin posts an inferior record, the Badgers have faced a tougher schedule than the Huskies thus far in 2005, losing to such ranked opponents as No. 12 Fairleigh Dickinson, No. 3 New Mexico and No. 24 Washington.In response to last weekend’s losses, Rohrman hopes his team can play faster against the Huskies and employ more options in the attacking third.”I think we need to establish a little more rhythm in our attack,” Rohrman said. “We need to play a little bit quicker because there were times [last weekend] when our movement wasn’t so great and we just weren’t seeing things as quickly as we needed to. Our spacing also needs to be a little bit better against a team like Northern Illinois. We’ve addressed a few of those things and we’ve worked on them a little, so I’m hoping we can come out and get some things going in the attack.”A victory tonight for the Badgers would provide the team with a much-needed spark for the upcoming Big Ten season. And for the seasoned players, a win tonight would provide them with something more: payback.”We definitely need to come out with a good showing,” sophomore midfielder Dirk Pearson said. “I mean, we definitely need a win because it’s an important regional game and they’re a close rival. They also beat us last year, so we’re all looking to get some revenge.”last_img read more