Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. He was 91. Plummer enjoyed varied roles ranging from the film “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” to the voice of the villain in 2009′s “Up” and as a canny lawyer in Broadway’s “Inherit the Wind.” But it was opposite Julie Andrews as von Trapp that made him a star. He was given Canada’s highest civilian honor when he was invested as Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968.last_img

Lady Trojans Win Against Lady Spartans In VB

first_imgEC traveled to Connersville tonight and won at both levels in straight sets.Varsity won with the scores of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-17.EC vs Connersville Varsity VB (10-14)We started slow, but got into a grove and played well the rest of the match. We tried some new things in preparation for sectionals. The girls did a great job at implementing new strategy tonight.Varsity is now 25-6 on the season and 12-1 in EIAC action.  Next up: Franklin County at home Thursday at 5. This will be our last regular season game of the year.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img

Bel Wardle becomes Women’s Champion of Champions with convincing performance

first_img Tags: Bel Wardle, Champion of Champions, Women’s county, Woodhall Spa 9 Sep 2019 Bel Wardle becomes Women’s Champion of Champions with convincing performance Bel Wardle consolidated her reputation as one of England’s finest emerging talents as she dominates the field at the English Women’s County Champion of Champions event at Woodhall Spa.The 2017 English Women’s Open Stroke Play champion from Cheshire carded rounds of 72 and 71 which was enough to give her an eight-shot victory on three under par 143.But, it was no easy trip for the youngster on a challenging course. She explained: “I felt confident coming into the event. I knew that if I played well I would have a great chance of winning. I tried to stay positive during the two rounds. Woodhall Spa Golf Club is a course where you are going to make mistakes but it’s how you bounce back. I stayed patient and knew that there are birdie chances out there. My iron play was also very good, I set up makeable birdie chances that I took advantage of. If I got in trouble, I limited the damage and took my medicine. This kept double bogeys off the card.”Wardle’s nearest challengers were Surrey champion Lottie Woad and Bethany Garton from Lancashire. Woad represented England while finishing sixth at this year’s European Young Masters in the Czech Republic and she maintained her fine recent run of form by recovering from an opening 78 to post a 73 and finish on five-over par 151. Garton from Royal Lytham and St Annes carded rounds of 76 and 75 to complete the tournament on the same total.Although Wardle felt pressure from the field, she was always able to stay in control and ahead to secure the tournament victory. She said: “Obviously there is always going to be pressure when you have the lead. But I just tried to concentrate on my game and try to get under par. I knew that if I shot under par again I would have a great chance of winning.“I was really happy to get the win! This year I’ve had many top 10 finishes in events but not a win. So very pleased to finally come through to win. I’m very proud to have represented Cheshire at the event and even happier to bring the trophy back!”After emerging victorious, Wardle is now looking forward to a winter of development ahead of the Curtis Cup: “My next target is to make it into the Curtis Cup team next year – the season is coming to an end now so the winter work begins.”View the full table of results here.last_img read more