High school soccer: Davis gets redemption against American Fork, claims 6A title on Annie Haycock’s OT goal

Davis celebrates after scoring on American Fork in overtime to win the 6A girls soccer state championship at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Davis celebrates after scoring on American Fork in overtime to win the 6A girls soccer state championship at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SANDY — Davis coach Souli Phongsavath had all the faith in the world in his blue-collar, underrated defense heading into Friday’s 6A state championship against American Fork’s vaunted attack.

That defense proved itself once again on the big stage of Rio Tinto Stadium, blanking the Cavemen 1-0 as Davis won a heart-stopper in overtime for its first state championship since 2016.

Annie Haycock buried the winner on a corner kick four minutes into overtime as Davis avenged a 1-0 loss to American Fork in the state title game last season.

“I just think we had more confidence coming in. It was just the mindset. Last year it was a little bit of ‘We’re just happy to be here,’ and playing on this big stage maybe got to our heads a little bit,” said Phongsavath. “But this year we were on a mission and we were not going to settle for anything but the state championship.”

It was only fitting that the decisive moment came on a corner kick because Davis had a ton of them during the championship tripleheader nightcap on Friday.

Caroline Bitner opted for a short corner to Grace Nicol, who American Fork didn’t get pressure on nearly fast enough before she whipped a shot in from the edge of the penalty.

Somehow her shot didn’t go in despite ricocheting off the crossbar and then post. The initial rebound came out to Halle Lund, who tried to square up a shot but mishit it, with the ball only rolling a few yards. It turned out to be the best assist of her life.

6A girls soccer championship
Final@davishighdarts 1, @afhsevents 0 (OT)
— Annie Haycock scores the game winner on a corner kick as Darts win first title since 2016. pic.twitter.com/3CYVGm9M1d

— James Edward (@DNewsPreps) October 24, 2020

Haycock was standing just a few yards in front of Lund, and she turned her hips quickly and ripped a shot into the back of the net, immediately getting mobbed by teammates in front of goal.

“I feel like I’m on top of the world,” said Haycock, a junior. “I could not have done it without my team.”

The match throughout regulation was very even, with both teams creating chances through the run …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


Salt Lake City School District employee suspected of enticing teen girls online

Mugshot of Christian Travis Ward, 48, who was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of multiple sex crimes on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. | Salt Lake County Jail

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City School District employee was arrested Friday after police say he engaged in sexual conversations online with who he thought were teenage girls.

Christian Travis Ward, 48, who police said is an equipment repair technician for the school district, was arrested for investigation of enticing a minor by internet or text, dealing in materials harmful to minors and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Ward participated in an online conversation, which “quickly turned into sex talk,” with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl in August 2019, according to jail affidavit. He asked multiple times for explicit pictures and sent an explicit photo of himself, the report states.

They never met in person, according to the affidavit.

In September, Ward is accused of engaging in another online conversation with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The affidavit states he attempted to arrange to meet up with the girl, asking “What store do you live by?” and “What school do you go to?”

The meeting never happened, the affidavit states.

Ward also asked for explicit photos and videos and sent multiple explicit photos of himself and one explicit video in that case, according to police.

Ward told police he had talked with who he thought were 13- and 14-year-old girls through various apps, the affidavit says. Police noted that as a school district employee, Ward would have had access to children through his job.

He was booked into Salt Lake County Jail Friday and was being held without bail.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


Pokemon GO A Spooky Message Unmasked Step-by-Step Guide

A new Special Research quest is available for players to complete during the Halloween 2020 event in Pokemon GO.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to complete it according to Leek Duck.

Step 1

Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokemon – Duskull Encounter
Transfer 4 Pokemon – 340 Stardust
Catch 34 Pokemon – 340 XP

Completion Bonus: Yamask Encounter, 3 Pinap Berries, 4 Razz Berries

Tips: Ghost-types are more common in the wild and in eggs during the Halloween event. Be sure to keep an eye out for ghost-types in Raids as well. The ghost-type Pokemon Drifloon will be more common on October 25 and you can encounter ghost-types in exclusive Field Research tasks on that day too according to Niantic’s blog.

Step 2

Catch 10 Dark-type Pokemon – Costumed Sableye Encounter
Make 8 Nice Throws – 10 PokeBalls
Catch 108 Pokemon – 1,080 XP

Completion Bonus: Spiritomb Encounter, 10 Potions, 8 Great Balls

Tips: Be sure to use an Incense to attract more Pokemon to you. The Spiritomb will have a chance to be shiny as shiny Spiritomb makes its debut during the Halloween 2020 event.

Step 3

Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon – Litwick Encounter
Make 9 Great Throws – 490 Stardust
Catch 49 Pokemon – 490 XP

Completion Bonus: Galarian Yamask Encounter, 4 Silver Pinap Berries, 9 Golden Razz Berries

Tips: Again, you’ll want to take advantage of the event on October 25 so you have plenty of ghost-types to catch.

Step 4

[Claim Reward] – 3,400 XP
[Claim Reward] – 1,080 XP
[Claim Reward] – 4,900 XP

Completion Bonus: 13 Yamask Candy, 4,900 Stardust

Tips: No tasks to complete here. Just collect the rewards. Be sure to use a Lucky Egg before collecting the rewards for more XP.

In addition to this quest, there’s a special Timed Research quest for players who have completed the Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research. Unlike A Spooky Message Unmasked, this quest is only available for a limited time. However, you can complete the Timed Research and A Spooky Message Unmasked at the same time.

Here’s the steps you need to complete, according to The Silph Road Subreddit:

Step 1

Transfer 13 Pokemon – 10 Pokeballs
Catch 13 Ghost-type Pokemon – Gastly encounter
Catch 13 Dark-type Pokemon – Houndour encounter

Completion Bonus: 50 Mega Gengar Energy, 5 Gastly Candy, 500 Stardust

Step 2

Make 9 Nice Throws in a Row – Gastly encounter
Evolve 4 Pokemon – Haunter encounter
Catch 94 Pokemon – Gastly encounter

Completion Bonus: 50 Mega Gengar Energy, …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Jerry Jones Hints at Big Move for Cowboys Before NFL Trade Deadline

Halloween generally marks Jerry Jones’ point of peak transactional activity, and this year is shaping up to be no different.

The annually-aggressive Cowboys owner/general manager revealed during a Friday radio interview that the team is “more likely to add” a player by the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline.

“Specifically no,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan when asked if he’s targeting a certain position. “Generally, eyes wide open.”

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Dallas’ injury-ravaged roster could use reinforcements at various spots; an offensive lineman, tight end, linebacker, or defensive back would do the trick for a 2-4 club whose playoff hopes are kept alive by virtue of playing in the hopeless NFC East.

That Jones is a buyer rather than a seller indicates he still sees the Cowboys as championship-caliber despite losing several key pieces, not least of all franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, and piecing together one of the worst defenses in modern league history.

Jones has plenty of capital to rectify these issues, with nine 2021 draft picks and approximately $24.6 million in available salary-cap space, sixth-most in the NFL, per Spotrac.com.

If you know Jerry, you know it’s a near certainty the Cowboys will welcome a new member within the next nine days. And considering the on-field product, they’ll take any help they can get.

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Source:: Heavy.com


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