The cherry on top — heaps of room out back for a growing family. Nice spot for a lazy weekend brekkie.“The upper level has been tastefully renovated to embrace the classic features such as polished floorboards, high ceilings, fretwork and ample casement windows, whilst blending modern contemporary styling to complete the ambience of the home. “The modern kitchen provides excellent functionality and flows to both the adjacent dining and living room and French doors open out to an expansive covered deck that overlooks the private backyard.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Room for a pool maybe? Or a teenage retreat? Basketball court? The home has high ceilings that Queenslanders are renowned for.“Offering you a lot more than what first meets the eye, this well proportioned family residence has been renovated to ensure your immediate enjoyment.”Demand for houses in Wilston is so high that homes average 1,554 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 327. The sale price was just $55, 000 more than the owners paid five years ago for the home.“Set over two levels, the generous open floor plan allows for the growing family to spread out whilst still being connected.” 161 Newmarket Rd, Wilston, Qld 4051THE buyers of this property in one of Brisbane’s highest demand suburbs have scored big time, landing their new home for 40 per cent less than the area’s median price.The three bedroom, two bathroom, two parking space house at 161 Newmarket Road, Wilston sold for $605,000 in a suburb where the median is $1,047,500.The gabled Queenslander was on a 683sq m block which was fully fenced and level, with the home having a 4.5KW solar system and tonnes of storage.Agent Arthur Conias of Arthur Conias Real Estate Ashgrove marketed the home as “an opportunity to secure a property set in a convenient location whilst offering you the benefits of a great executive lifestyle”. Traditional features have been retained. Great idea to open the kitchen up to a veranda.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago
For better or for worse, UW women’s golfer Katie Elliott is a perfectionist. A homegrown sophomore from Madison, Elliott has emerged as one of the premier golfers on Wisconsin’s squad.”She’s a perfectionist,” UW head coach Todd Oehrlein said. “It can at times be difficult. She has to learn to control her emotions a little bit, but that’s her competitive nature. She loves to compete, and she’s a perfectionist in everything she does.”The competitive fire inside Elliott has been burning since her prep days at Edgewood High School. There, she was all-state during her four years in attendance. In 2003, she was named WIAA State Player of the Year as well as the WSGA Junior Player of the Year. Elliott was also victorious at the 2002 and 2003 Westfield Junior Wisconsin PGA Championships.”In high school, I initially wanted to play volleyball, but my dad pushed me into golf, and fortunately I came in and was successful,” Elliott said. “I’m a competitive person, and high school gave me that drive to win every time I’m out there, and that carried over to college. I am always looking to win the tournament and finish first.”With a nearly perfect track record before coming to UW, Elliott was expected to perform at the highest level immediately. While she has exceeded expectations as of late, Oehrlein has not been surprised by her instant success.”We knew Katie [Elliott] was talented, and we expected her to play well, but you never know with a true freshman until they get here,” Oehrlein said. “It’s is a big jump from a competition standpoint, so you’re always cautious with the kind of expectations you have, but we knew she had the ability to play well and she has.”Last season, Elliott was one of only two Badgers to compete in every round, a rarity for freshmen on Oehrlein’s squad. She ranked second on the team with a 79.4 average while setting career bests for 18 holes (71) and 54 holes (227) at the Miccosukee Championships.”I didn’t know right away where I was going to fit in but just wanted to play some tournaments, and as things kept going and I got a lot of confidence throughout the year, it just snowballed from there,” Elliott said. With her rookie season under her belt, Elliott returned to UW in fall 2005 with a renewed vigor and determination to improve her game. Again in 2005, she competed in every tournament while dropping her scoring average nearly two strokes.”I’ve improved a lot since last year. The coaches have worked on perfecting my swing, and when I’m hitting the ball well, it carries over to the short game,” Elliott said. “The biggest thing for me is the mental game, and we’ve really worked on staying off the emotional rollercoaster that comes with golf, and that has helped a lot.”In the early going of the spring season, Elliott has continued her winning ways, setting new personal bests for 18 and 54 holes. Oehrlein also recognizes the strides she has made from a year ago.”I see two major improvements,” he said. “She is much more consistent mentally on the golf course, and now she does not let factors that she can’t control bother her like last year. And, secondly, her wedge play has improved tremendously.”While the women’s golf team is not lacking senior leadership, Elliott’s success on the links has made her a team leader in just her second season. While she admits to not being a vocal leader, she feels the best way to lead a team is by example, and her coach agrees. “She’s a leader without a doubt. She provides a great example on and off the golf course,” Oehrlein said. “She leads by example more than anything else. Her work habits are very consistent, and she’s very committed and dedicated. Players see that, and that’s the kind of leadership and commitment you’re looking for from all your players.” Anyone who has sliced a tee shot off a tree and into water hazard knows that striving for perfection in the game of golf is an impossible goal to attain. According to Elliott, however, that’s all she knows how to do.”I want every swing to be perfect,” Elliott said. “I know every shot is not going to be perfect, but it’s something I’m always striving for.”
Published on November 8, 2015 at 9:33 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse basketball tipping off its regular season on Friday, The Daily Orange profiles each of the three scholarship freshmen on the team. First up is wing Malachi Richardson, followed by forward Tyler Lydon and guard Frank Howard.The facial expression didn’t change. One hundred twenty-five makes each from five different spots. Sometimes it would take an hour and a half, sometimes an hour more. With his friend, Rob Hines, rebounding and his mother feeding him pass after pass, Malachi Richardson honed a craft that now defines him.Malachi has been known as a shooter since eighth grade. That’s what he does.Jim Boeheim, Syracuse head coachRichardson, though just a freshman, has already stated his case for being a mainstay on the wing for Syracuse this season. He hit a trio of 3-pointers in a one-minute, 16-second span last Monday against Le Moyne and his four 3s accounted for 12 of a team-high 18 points against Florida Southern on Sunday.He stands 6 feet, 6 inches and 205 pounds, a stature lending itself to the agility of a 2-guard and the bulk of a small forward. He’s shed 10 pounds since arriving on campus to achieve a body assistant coach Gerry McNamara says will help the freshman endure his first college season at both positions. And as Syracuse’s starting small forward in its two exhibition games, Richardson has already proven he can fit seamlessly in the Orange’s new up-tempo, 3-point-heavy offense.“Malachi’s a little more of a guard, but he’s 6-6 and he’s physical, so he can play (the three),” Boeheim said. “He gives you another shooter, another ball-handler, another passer.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTo Richardson, the two and the three are the same on offense. Both set up on the wing and have the freedom to create on the perimeter. On defense, though, is where he could assume different roles. Interchangeable with 6-foot-7 Michael Gbinije at either the top of the zone or a back corner, the freshman has often played alongside centers Dajuan Coleman or Chinonso Obokoh in the Orange’s exhibitions.In Sunday’s game against Florida Southern, 6-foot-11 Dylan Karrell reached over Richardson for a rebound on the low block. The freshman’s back bent and Karrell easily snatched the ball away with his arms stretched over Richardson’s head. In the second half, Richardson corralled a ball over two defenders that careened high off the rim, deftly leaping his way over both right in front of the baseline before falling to a near-split.“I think at the end of the day it goes back to, you’ve got to be good enough to rebound back there,” assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “And if you’re not, you’ve got to use your quickness.”Richardson arrived at Syracuse weighing around 215 pounds. Coaches thought that was too heavy so he slimmed down to 205, according to cuse.com.Most players start college having to gain weight, McNamara said, but Richardson’s toned physique, even though slight adjustments had to be made, lends itself to banging on the low block or maneuvering around the perimeter.That’s probably the weight he’ll be most productive at because you’re going for a long stretch of season.Gerry McNamaraWith a split-second release on his shot, Richardson draws defenders that are often left with only an outstretched hand hitting thin air. He camped in the corner several times on Sunday, spreading the floor for Gbinije and shooting guard Trevor Cooney and alleviating a backcourt scoring load that fell primarily on the two seniors last year.He’s tallied a combined 31 points in SU’s two exhibitions, second behind only Gbinije. And while Richardson has scored in a variety of ways — via 3-pointers, pull-up jumpers, drives and alley-oops — 21 of his points have come from behind the arc.“You think Klay Thompson is a pure shooter?” Hines said, referring to the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter. “(Malachi) is a pure shooter. Those are big words, but I believe in him.”With a Syracuse offense that intends to launch 20-30 3-pointers per game, Richardson features fittingly as one of three 3-point-capabale shooters in the first five. Boeheim even intends to use a lineup with four 3-point shooters as much as possible, likely featuring Richardson, Cooney, Gbinije and one other.Some years, Richardson’s role has been filled by more of a true forward, the head coach said. Others, he’s been a closer resemblance of a shooting guard. Boeheim doesn’t think of Richardson as either, using the term “wing” to classify the freshman.It’s where Richardson has found a niche, even if the games don’t count yet. Swishing a corner 3. Skying over a big man for a rebound. Cutting off a pass that leads to a transition dunk.An in-game sequence lasting only three minutes, but one providing a sample size of what could come.“He’s been good,” Cooney said. “He’s been really, really good.” Comments
MASON CITY — A Mason City man’s lascivious acts with a child conviction has been affirmed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. 59-year-old Patrick Holt was arrested in January of last year after being accused of molesting a girl under the age of 12 at his home in the 1400 block of North Federal. The girl reported the alleged abuse to authorities in June of 2017, saying that Holt touched her sexually and showed her pornography three or four years ago. A Cerro Gordo County jury convicted Holt after a three-day trial, with District Judge James Drew sentencing him to ten years in prison after denying a motion to overturn the conviction and a request for a new trial. Holt appealed his conviction, saying the court erred in denying him a new trial, that his counsel was ineffective for failing to object to testimony from an expert witness, that the court erred by instructing the jury on general and specific intent, and that the court abused its discretion in issuing the sentence. The Court of Appeals in their ruling did not agree with any of Holt’s issues and affirmed the conviction and sentence.