Townsville suburbs where property prices are rising

first_img Townsville dubbed a regional real estate hotspot Explore Property agent Giovanni Spinella, who is marketing a property at 10 Ashman Court in Alligator Creek, said he thought the increased development in the area could be a reason for higher demand. “Buyer inquiry has been good in the area (Alligator Creek) and houses that have previously not had much attention are now receiving quite a lot of interest,” Mr Spinella said. Alligator Creek property prices have risen by 11.5% in the past three months. This home at 10 Ashman Court is for sale in the suburb.THE latest data by CoreLogic has revealed the ten Townsville suburbs where property prices have risen most in the three months to June. Prices for houses in Alligator Creek have increased most in the period, rising 11.5 per cent. The median price to buy a house in the suburb is now $493,000.READ MORE Property prices expected to increase by 10% Vincent was the second suburb with the highest increase in price over the three months to June, with prices rising 9.3 per cent. Currajong and Blackriver also had an increase in price of more than 7 per cent. center_img “I think the Elliot Springs development has also helped the area, as well as the shops popping up there and the new 24-hour McDonalds that is being built.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Generally, the market has improved and we’re definitely noticing that in our office in terms of listings and the amount of contracts being signed.” Where prices have risen in the 3-months to Junelast_img read more


Lady Wildcats Battle Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats Varsity Volleyball team was defeated by The Connersville Lady Spartans 26-24, 25-15, 25-17.Kaitlyn Obert had 3 ace serves to lead the team for the day. Kayley Schoettelkotte led the team with 7 kills and Meredith Bohman added 5 kills. Kendall McCool had 11 assists for the day. The back row of Megan Getz, Autumn McDaniel, and Taylor McCreary dug 18 balls.‘Hopefully the first week and four matches nerves are over and the Lady Wildcats will come to play like the coaches know they can. They are very capable of winning against Connersville. We will see them later on in the season and they will see a better team. There were some really good moments from the team. We will be seeing more and more as the season moves on. The team is starting to work better as a team and learning to play next to one another. ‘ Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.They are back in action Tuesday night as they travel to Batesville.The JV Lady Cats won today against EIAC Connersville 25-20, 23-25, 15-13.Kelly Layton lead the team with 4 aces. Lillie Stewart added 3 aces and 5 kills. Charlotte Barrett added 3 aces and 2 kills. Jalynn Rogers and Kelsey Vail kept the back row alive by digging hit after hit!! Way to go lady’s, this brings our record to 3-1.We will be in the road to EIAC Batesville on Teusday, Aug 22. Come on out and support your Lady Cats!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.The freshman girls came in strong to Connersville winning the first set. Connersville came back winning the next two sets while FC put up a good fight 19-25, 25-12, 15-11.We were led in serves by Kloe Bolos with 9 serves and 5 aces followed by Rae Ertel with 5 serves and 2 aces. Kim Settles and Kiya Rains came in with strong passes to help the team.The freshman volleyball team will be at Batesville on Tuesday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Logan Allen.last_img read more


The Latest: Lyon president hoping to reverse cancellation

first_imgThe top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars). Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week.The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later.Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___ May 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.center_img The Latest: Lyon president hoping to reverse cancellation Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested.He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test.___Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.” Associated Press last_img read more


Five questions: Wisconsin vs. Miami

first_imgFollowing a disappointing performance against No. 3 Alabama to open the season, the Wisconsin football team will head back home to Camp Randall to take on Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Here are five questions Wisconsin hopes to have answered as they look to rebound from defeat.1. Is Stave here to stay?Despite the loss, fifth-year senior quarterback Joel Stave was as impressive as he has ever been in the season-opener against Alabama, completing 26 of his 39 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns, consistently making quick, efficient passes to a total of eight different receivers.Stave’s 39 passes, however, were uncharacteristically high for a traditional Wisconsin offense that in the past has made its mark as a ground and pound attack. But, after a groin injury sidelined junior running back Corey Clement for a majority of Saturday’s matchup with the Crimson Tide, Stave was forced to throw a high volume of passes.Now, while the quarterback may not throw as many passes this upcoming game, it is possible he tests his range against a weaker opponent in Miami (Ohio).The Badgers remained conservative for the most part with their short passing game, but given that redshirt senior receiver Alex Erickson and junior receiver Robert Wheelwright both have the potential to serve as deep threats in the passing game, Stave may look to see if his accuracy has the potential to reach greater lengths.2. Can McEvoy bounce back from Week 1 and prove his worth at WR?Redshirt senior Tanner McEvoy was listed as the No. 2 wide receiver going into the meeting with the Crimson Tide — his first on-field time as a receiver. But, an unimpressive showing from the former safety and quarterback, as he finished with zero catches, is leaving some major question marks surrounding McEvoy’s role in the offense.There were times Saturday where McEvoy looked lost and uncomfortable as a wide receiver and his route running was not very crisp throughout the game. While Wisconsin coaches are unlikely to give up on the McEvoy experiment after just one week against one of the best defenses in the country, there is a real possibility that his position as a receiver is reconsidered should he fail to impress against a lesser opponent in Miami (Ohio).3. How much will Caputo and Clement be able to play?If fifth-year senior Michael Caputo had it his way, he would have never left the field after suffering from a concussion Saturday against Alabama, as the safety is the anchor of the Wisconsin defense both as a player and a leader.However, after going through the concussion protocol, head coach Paul Chryst announced Thursday that Caputo has been cleared to play. While nothing is official until the second-team All-Big Ten performer takes the field this weekend, it is an encouraging sign for the Badger defense that there appears to be no lingering effects.On the other side of the ball, Clement, who is dealing with a groin injury, said Tuesday he felt 75 percent healthy and has every intention of playing Saturday. Whether Clement has limited time on the field is still up in the air, but assuming the running back is as healthy as he claims to be, expect a full workload from the junior, unless UW builds up a large lead.4. Can the linebackers keep bringing the heat?Senior Joe Schobert and redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards lead not only the UW linebackers, but the entire defense in their losing effort to Alabama, combining for nearly a third of the team’s total tackles.This was expected out of Schobert — who had a team-high 13 tackles — as he had high expectations coming into the season, but Edwards exceeded expectations with his 12 tackles and ability to breakthrough Alabama’s offense front with relative ease.With the team’s seemingly toughest task out of the way, it appears as though the linebackers’ production will only increase as the season goes on and could ultimately make this Wisconsin defense one to be feared for the second season in a row.Fellow outside linebacker Vince Biegel didn’t have as impressive of a showing on paper against the Crimson Tide, as he only recorded five total tackles, but he still serves as the emotional leader of the defense and will find a way to make his mark as he looks to build on his 2014 second team All-Big Ten season.5. Can the offensive line continue to grow together?The offensive line, as is, has played together as a unit for only a few weeks, and the lack of a running game against Alabama showed they still have some work to do and chemistry to build between them.They will likely see Saturday as a prime opportunity to work on creating bigger holes for the team’s running backs to run through and giving Stave time in the pocket to make the throws he needs to make.It is also possible that the UW coaches decide to do some more shuffling of the starting line, as Chryst hinted at the idea that redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi could get more playing time with the Badger front five. Regardless of who is out there, improvements will need to be made, especially if Wisconsin wants to get their rushing attack back on track.last_img read more


Proposed new MLB schedule would keep Dodgers, Angels close to home

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels would have slightly more difficult travel than the Dodgers because they would have two road series against each of the Texas teams, while the Dodgers would have just one.Of course, any analysis of the travel is pure speculation at this point, because some teams may not even be permitted to play in their home parks. The owners’ preference is to have games played in home parks, rather than neutral sites or spring training ballparks, but local laws could prevent that. An outbreak of the coronavirus in a particular part of the country later in the summer could force plans to be re-adjusted.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Angels and Dodgers also figure to see a little more of each other under the proposal. They were scheduled for four games, but would play six or even seven according to the reported new schedule.There are still significant obstacles to any agreement that would start the season, most notably the safety measures taken for the players and support staff, and how much the players would be paid. Owners are seeking a revenue sharing agreement that would further slice player salaries because of the income lost from playing in empty ballparks.Players seemingly should not object to vastly reduced travel, which would leave the Dodgers and Angels to play almost all of their games in the Pacific Time Zone.The Angels could play as few as 15 games out of their home time zone, while the Dodgers could play as few as 12.Exact details of the regional based schedule are unknown, but a report in the Athletic suggested that teams would play four series against each of the four teams in their division and two series against each of the five teams in the corresponding interleague division. If all those series were three games, that would make 78 games, so a few four-game series could be added to get to 82 games. The Dodgers may get a direct shot at the Houston Astros this season, even if Dodgers fans may not.The Astros, who were penalized for a sign-stealing scandal that included their 2017 World Series victory over the Dodgers, were not on the Dodgers’ original schedule for 2020. Their next interleague meeting was set to be in 2021.However, if the MLB owners’ proposal for a regionally-based 82-game schedule is approved by the Players’ Assn. in negotiations starting this week, the Dodgers and Astros could face each other in home-and-home series in the shortened season.Dodgers fans still may not get the chance to directly voice their displeasure with the Astros, though, because the proposal includes games played in empty ballparks, at least at the start of the season. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more