Rural doctor and ‘genius grant’ winner nominated as surgeon generalPresident Barack Obama today nominated an Alabama family physician and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner to be surgeon general. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, founded a health clinic to serve tiny Bayou La Batre, Ala., home to poor, mostly uninsured African-American and immigrant Asian fishermen, and rebuilt it three times after two hurricanes and a fire. She is a faculty member at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.[Reuters story, Macarthur Foundation bio]Viruses of past flu pandemics circulated undetected for yearsThe influenza strains that caused the three pandemics of the 20th century did not emerge suddenly, but circulated for months or years, researchers from Tennessee and China say in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Applying a “molecular clock” calculation to viral isolates from the 1918, 1957, and 1968 pandemics, the researchers estimate that each strain evolved through a series of reassortments that included at least one flu virus contemporaneously circulating in swine or birds. Current surveillance programs will not detect such reassortments, they say.[PNAS abstract]
Salina Central, Wichita-Bishop Carroll, Winfield, Invitational Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. AndoverAndover High School DeJarnett, Graysen11152.4145 lbs. 6. The newcomersâ€¦There are a few newcomers in the lineup which gives this team hope. Skylar Brand is hardly a newcomer to wrestling, but he is a newcomer to Wellington High School wrestling. After sustaining two knee injuries in middle school and his freshman year, Brand elected to not go out his sophomore and junior year. But he returns with a vengeance in his senior year. Look for him to be a solid starter at 220 pounds.Ian Groom, a freshman, has also caught the eye of his coaches. He will be wrestling at 182. Concordia, Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments InvitationalÂ 9 a.m.Â Andover,Wellington High School – Wellington Salina Central, TypeÂ TimeÂ OpponentÂ LocationÂ Hutchinson, Dual Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. El Dorado,El Dorado High School Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Sanders, Dakota12109.2106 lbs. 4A State10 a.m.Away vs. TbaSalina Bicentennial Center Clearwater, Wichita-North Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 Double Dual6 p.m.Away vs. ChaparralChaparral High School Invitational TournamentÂ 9 a.m.Â Andover,Wellington High School 5. So who will anchor this team in the early going?â€¦Joey HaydonOf the three returning starters currently on the mat, senior Joey Haydon at 160 pounds, has the most wins. He is 20-17 and was very close to qualifying in early 2014.Â Aaron Fair, who lost going to state in the most heart-breaking of fashions at the Winfield regional, will return in full force as a 182 pounder. Graysen DeJarnett is a returning starter with great upside potential. The junior was 14-10 in 2013-14 and is expected to wrestle at 138 pounds although he will start the season at 145 pounds.Aaron Fair Goddard, Maize South, 9. The scheduleâ€¦The schedule appears to be identical to the one last year.The Kansas State High School Activities Association reported this week that Wellington will be traveling to Pratt High School on Feb. 20-21 for the Class 4A Regional. Those teams will include: Andale, Augusta, Clearwater, El Dorado, Holcomb, Hugoton, Larned, Mulvane, Pratt, Rose Hill, Towanda-Circle, Ulysses, Wellington, Wichita-Trinity Academy, and Winfield.Andale will, of course, be tough, but it is the only team ranked in the preseason poll. So this regional is doable.The full schedule for the WHS varsity and junior varsity team is as follows: Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. Valley CenterValley Center High School 4A Regional11 a.m.Away vs. TbaTBA Winfield, Concordia, Tunnell, Ethan11145.6138 lbs. Topeka-West, Caney Valley, Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 Junction City Rose Hill, Garden Plain, Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 Wichita Trinity Academy Cheney, Ast, Vincent12164.6152 lbs. El Dorado, Jayhawk Linn El Dorado, Pratt, Invitational Tournament9 p.m.Away vs. RossvilleRossville High School Wiens, Brad11146.9138 lbs. 4A Regional2 p.m.Away vs. TbaTBA Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. Andover,Clearwater High School Goddard, Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 El Dorado, Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Ten things you need to know about the upcoming 2014-15 Wellington High School wrestling seasonâ€¦1. Where we left offâ€¦Â The WHS wrestling program had its biggest year since the Russ Decker era in post season competition in February with five Crusader grapplers making it to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina. Two of those wrestlers: Andrew Pelkey at 145 and Taylan Lamkin at 195 became state placers.And what happened between then and now?2014-15 Wellington High School wrestling squad.Well, four graduated (the outrage) and the fifth tore his ACL in his knee during the football season (more on that later). So this season Wellington has no returning state qualifiers as of this weekend when they travel to El Dorado for an eight-team dual. Clearwater Invitational Tournament10 a.m.Away vs. Rose HillRose Hill High School Wichita-East, Augusta, Wichita-Bishop Carroll, Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. StaffordStafford High School Fowler, Andre9241.6285 lbs. Hain, Chandler11156.9145 lbs. Olson, Ryan11139.2132 lbs. Brand, Skylar12209.8195 lbs. Andover, Wrestling JV ScheduleÂ Â Â Â (as of 12-04-14) Dual7 p.m.Away vs. MulvaneMulvane High School Winfield, Winfield, Buhler, Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 8. The competitionâ€¦Wellington was denied an Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title because of Augusta the past two seasons. But the Orioles have been moved to Div. III and Mulvane has taken its place.Andale, like every other sport, appears to be the kingpin of the division this season. Yes, Wellington has beaten Andale in dual competition the past two years, but the Indians are said to be a lot more loaded this year. Mulvane will be tough.In the KWCA preseason rankings, Andale is ranked No. 7. Tournament11 a.m.Away vs. Andale,Rose Hill High School 10. The rosterâ€¦The roster for the WHS wrestling team as released by the school is as follow:2014-15 WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING ROSTER – 12-4-14 Hutchinson, Independence, Andover Central, Mulvane, Wichita Trinity AcademyÂ Caney Valley, Wichita-North, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 Maize South, Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 Rose Hill, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Mulvane, Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 2. So what does this mean?â€¦Â In wrestling, a lot of times it is not so much who left the program last season as it is who â€œcould beâ€ on the mat this season. Mitch McComb, embarking on his third season as the head WHS wrestling coach, has or had 35 wrestlers out according to the roster. Some have come, some have gone and a couple of newcomers have the potential of being very, very good. Then there are those walking the Wellington hallways who are sharpening their Playstation 4 skills. Rose Hill, McBath, Brad10185.6182 lbs. Wichita-Northwest, 3. Who is back?Wellington has five returning starters: Brad Wiens, Graysen DeJarnett, Andrew Pelkey, Joey Haydon and Aaron Fair. Two of those wrestlers are currently out. McComb said Wiens, a promising 126-pound junior, may be out for the season with a shoulder injury. He had a nice run in the 4A Regional before falling short as a state qualifierâ€¦ Smith, Gabe9207.2195 lbs. Fox, Gunner9122.8113 lbs. 4â€¦ And then there is Pelkeyâ€¦Andrew PelkeyAll eyes are on Pelkey, the gifted senior who placed fifth last year at the state tournament in Salina at 145 pounds. He is Wellingtonâ€™s only ranked wrestler in the preseason Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll â€” ranked No. 3 at 152 pounds (see preseason KWCA rankings here.)Â But unless you have been living under a rock or in Mulvane, Pelkey tore his ACL during the first football game and is still convalescing. McComb said at Crusader Club Monday that he could be returning in January – which seems to be a quick turnaround.â€œI donâ€™t want to rush him,â€ McComb said. â€œHe is going to have to wear a brace. This will be a touchy situation.â€ Bodkins, Zach12163.1152 lbs. Double Dual5 p.m.Away vs. Rossville,Rossville High School Friday, Jan 9, 2015 TypeÂ TimeÂ OpponentÂ LocationÂ Wichita-Southeast Salina Central, Bales, Blake9118.7113 lbs. 4A State9 a.m.Away vs. TbaSalina Bicentennial Center 7. Filling out the rosterâ€¦Â Wellingtonâ€™s biggest weakness will be in the lower ranksâ€¦ again. McComb said the 106 and 113 pound weight classes will be open. He is counting on freshman Daniel Schmidt to fill the void eventually. But for the time being McComb said he is going to wrestle him at the junior varsity level.At 120 pounds, a foreign exchange student named Ahmad Mohammed will be representing Wellington. McComb said he has never wrestled before until this year.Chevy Nuss will wrestled at 126 as a sophomore and look for Adrian Wiseman (not on the roster) to wrestle at 138. Ian King a senior is expected to wrestle at 138 with DeJarnett at 145. Once Pelkey is infused into the lineup at either 152 or 145 then this lineup will be significantly shuffled.â€œOne of my varsity starter now wonâ€™t be starting in January,â€ McComb said.At 170, Vincent Ast is starting.â€œVincent is actually smaller than Joey, but I need Joey at 160,â€ McComb said.At heavyweight, freshman Matt McComb appears to have the nod.â€œAt one point I thought I had seven heavyweights, but Iâ€™m now down to two due to injuries or kids not going out,â€ McComb said. Hays, Clearwater, Derby, El Dorado, Wolf, Andrew9123.1120 lbs. Valley Center, Lujan, Miguel11313.6285 lbs. Glover, Colton10150138 lbs. Wichita-NorthÂ Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 Friday, Feb 20, 2015 Chanute, Independence, Rose Hill, Double Dual5 p.m.Away vs. Augusta,Augusta High School Wichita-South, Schoemann, Aaron9164.5152 lbs. Circle, Wichita-Northwest, Derby, Anthony-Harper-Chaparral Circle, El Dorado, NameClassCertified Weight(s) – Weight class Derby, Maize South, Friday, Feb 6, 2015 DualÂ 6 p.m.Â PrattÂ Wellington High School – WHS Main Gym Pratt, Haysville-Campus, Clearwater, King, Ian12146.6138 lbs. McPherson, Arkansas City, Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 Rose Hill, Struble, Skyler11160.6152 lbs. Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 Winfield, Valley Center, McPherson, Wichita East, Haydon, Joey12167.5160 lbs. McComb, Matt9246.2285 lbs. Wrestling Boys Varsity ScheduleÂ Â Â Â (as of 12-04-14) Wichita-North, Hugoton, Ottawa Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 Ferguson, Sage11143.2132 lbs. Tournament8:30AMAway vs. Andale,Rose Hill High School Triangular6 p.m.Away vs. Andale,Andale High School Dual Tournament3 p.m.Away vs. MarionMarion High School Mulvane, Pruitt, Eric12218.6220 lbs. Mulvane, Larned, Tidwell, Malachi9127.8120 lbs. Rose Hill, Rose Hill, Andover, Smoky Valley, Rose Hill, Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 Invitational9 a.m.Away vs. Wichita SouthWichita South High School Groom, Ian9182.2170 lbs. Heacock, Kadin9128120 lbs. Friday, Feb 27, 2015 Lowe, Jace11239.6285 lbs. Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 Valley Center, Tournament9 a.m.Away vs. Arkansas City,Winfield High School Andover Central, Clearwater, Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 Pelkey, Andrew12148.7138 lbs. DualÂ 6 p.m.Â CircleÂ Wellington High School – WHS Main Gym Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 Brown, Standard10176.1170 lbs. Schmidt, Daniel9110.2106 lbs. Chaparral, Fair, Aaron12209.3195 lbs. Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 Mohammed, Ahmad12113.3106 lbs. Preston, Levi10170.9160 lbs. Arkansas City, Winfield, Nuss, Chevy10129.2120 lbs.