‘Unsustainable’ for EIOPA to continue taking on unplanned tasks

first_imgThe approved budget for last year was €19.95m, a 7.6% reduction from the final 2014 budget of €21.6m, although it was bumped up by some €265,200 in September to take the final 2015 budget to €20.2m.Some 60% of its budget was allocated to staff expenditure in 2015, 15% to operational expenditure and the remainder to administration.A new funding model for EIOPA is due to be unveiled this year.Parente said staff turnover was high last year, at 14%, but that EIOPA managed to increase the number of experts and managers, from 134 in December 2014 to 137 in December last year.The supervisory authority identified expensive housing in Frankfurt, where it is based, and a “lack of financial attractiveness” compared with other European bodies as making it difficult for it to hire and retain qualified staff.It said the high turnover rate, unsuccessful recruitment campaigns and “non-acceptance of contract offers by selected candidates” were the main reason why EIOPA failed to achieve the target it had set itself for the number of certain types of staff positions it wanted filled by the end of the year (EIOPA’s ‘Establishment Plan’).It was close, however, with 95.6% of positions filled (four short of the target).It met its target for the level of job satisfaction (66%), which is higher than the EU agency average (60%). EIOPA’s budget and workload has become a contentious issue in recent years, and the authority’s annual report is peppered with references to the amount of work it has and the struggle to deliver on this with the resources made available to it.Chairman Gabriel Bernardino said the board of supervisors “acknowledges the challenges EIOPA faces in terms of its constrained resources in the face of a demanding workload and welcomes EIOPA efforts to manage this challenging situation”.In a section on risk management, the annual report says it is “unsustainable” for EIOPA to take on new tasks during the year in addition to those already planned.An increasing workload without “a commensurate increase in resources” puts at risk being able to meet deadlines and quality criteria, as well as staff motivation and well-being, according to the report.EIOPA has been taking steps to address these challenges – by strengthening its approach to planning and management of work and revising human resources processes, for example.Executive director Parente said a 360-degree feedback exercise conducted with all line managers had yielded “insightful results and development at individual, peer and corporate level”. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) continued to struggle with a demanding workload last year given limited resources, and experienced another year of high staff turnover, according to the supervisory authority. In the authority’s annual report for last year, Fausto Parente, executive director at EIOPA, said: “The year 2015 became a real quality check for EIOPA’s management and governance system.”He noted that EIOPA’s budget was cut by 7.6% last year and said this caused the supervisory authority to carry out a “severe” re-arrangement of priorities, including the “reallocation of human resources and funds”.This enabled EIOPA to meet the objectives of its work programme for 2015, he said.last_img read more

Adoption reform is not a big issue, says Key

first_img3 News 22 July 2012Prime Minister John Key isn’t ruling out reforms that would allow some same-sex couples to adopt, but he says it’s not the biggest issue facing the Government. During a closed-door session yesterday, delegates at the National Party’s annual conference in Auckland passed a remit, backed by the party’s youth wing, for the 1955 Adoption Act to be extended to include civil union partners. Mr Key told reporters today the remit could be adopted as a Government bill, but it would need to be considered against the rest of the Government’s work programme. “You have to think through the amount of parliamentary time that would be chewed up on that issue.” Mr Key said the remit showed the National Party is modernising. “But realistically it’s just not the biggest issue that we face. I know it’s important to those people, but they’re a very small group,” he said.http://www.3news.co.nz/Adoption-reform-is-not-a-big-issue-says-Key/tabid/1607/articleID/262190/Default.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterlast_img read more

Greens want full legalisation of cannabis use

first_imgNewsHub 9 December 2016Family First Comment: Greens confirm their unelectability – but more importantly, they are using medicinal marijuana (which has merit as a controlled and researched drug) as a smoke-screen for fully liberalising drug laws. #saynopetodope The Green Party is pushing for the full legalisation of cannabis as part of an overhaul of New Zealand drug laws, they announced on Friday morning.Their proposal would see medicinal cannabis regulated for the chronically ill, with eventual plans to allow the legalisation of personal use.“Many New Zealander’s recognise that creating criminals out of cannabis users does more harm than the occasional use of marijuana does”, says health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.Ms Genter says the party’s policy has changed from simply calling for decriminalisation of the drug, to setting out more specific targets and frameworks that focus on medical marijuana, which she says are in line with the Law Commission’s 2011 recommendations.It remains to be seen whether the policy would be at the forefront of a Labour-Greens coalition government, or whether it will be a central policy for the party heading into what’s likely to be a gruelling election campaign.“We haven’t yet determined what our policy priorities will be, that will be up to the party and will be all up for negotiation”, says Ms Genter.The Labour Party says it’s on the same page when it comes to the regulation of medicinal cannabis, but that’s not the case when it comes to legalising the drug for recreational use.“In terms of legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana, it is not an issue we are working on in terms of policy, we are dealing with the bread and butter issues that New Zealander’s are concerned about”, says health spokesperson Annette King.Ms King would like to see a conscience vote held for any law changes that go further than medicinal regulation.The New Zealand Drug Foundation believes based on their research that Kiwis are ready for a change to the misuse of drugs act, but acknowledges those tasked with making the changes aren’t as willing.“The public is ready for change, we’re seeing that around the world and we’re seeing it in New Zealand. Politicians aren’t yet ready, but the public is” executive director Ross Bell told Newshub in a recent interview.http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/greens-want-full-legalisation-of-cannabis-use-2016120912Julie Anne Genter: Criminalisation of cannabis causing NZ harmNewsTalk ZB 9 December 2016A criminal approach to cannabis is not having any success in eradicating drug abuse.That’s the word from the Green Party who today released an updated drug law reform policy, which would regulate access to cannabis and allow for medicinal cannabis.Health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter told Larry Williams the current laws are out of date.“We’ve got hundreds of people who are in prison simply for using cannabis, and that’s costing taxpayers huge amounts of money, it’s hurting those people and their families.”Ms Genter said cannabis needs to be controlled just as tobacco and alcohol are.“Regulating, controlling, taxing it and using the revenue to fund health promotion and services for people is the best way to deal with substance abuse, and that’s been proven in other jurisdictions.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/julie-anne-genter-criminalisation-of-cannabis-causing-nz-harm/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Setien was Barca’s fourth choice to replace Valverde—football expert

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Beautiful Chinese Women7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Setien signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan club on Monday after Ernesto Valverde was sacked by the La Liga leaders. The former Real Betis head coach admitted he was surprised to be offered the role, which he described as beyond his “wildest dreams”, and Hunter believes he was only approached after Barcelona had failed to convince three other candidates to replace Valverde. Speaking to the Transfer Talk podcast, Hunter said: “They went out to Qatar to try and persuade Xavi, who they should have known wouldn’t come, couldn’t come. “They tried to persuade Ronald Koeman, who had already told them previously he wouldn’t join them. He thinks he’ll coach the Netherlands to the European Championship and victory this summer.Advertisement Quique Setien was “fourth choice, at best” in Barcelona’s hunt for a new head coach, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter. “They sussed out what Mauricio Pochettino had previously said, that he’d rather go back and work on his farm in Argentina than go and coach Barcelona, they tried to persuade him. “Quique Setien is an attractive coach with a [Johan] Cruyff mentality but he is fourth choice, at best. It has been a risible Keystone Cops affair from start to finish.” Hunter believes Xavi could eventually return to Barcelona as head coach after the club’s presidential election next year. He said: “Xavi is very aligned to a presidential candidate who wants to take over the club when there are elections in 2021. His name is Victor Font. read also; Setien admits taking Barcelona hot-seat was beyond his ‘wildest dreams “They work together, they are a team. It is anticipated that is when Xavi will come back. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Vanessa R. Reynolds

first_imgVanessa R. Reynolds, 42, of Lawrenceburg, IN, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016.She was born Thursday, April 12, 1973 in Dearborn County, Indiana, daughter of the late Cletus Reynolds and the late Bonita Draper Reynolds.She worked as a Warehouse Associate for Amazon.She enjoyed adult coloring books and reading. Vanessa liked butterflies and owls, she loved animals, especially her beloved dog Rudy, and she was an animal advocate. Vanessa loved to be with family.Surviving are son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Wynn of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandmother, Betty Draper of Aurora, IN; uncles, John (Sherry)Reynolds, Ron (Cindy) Draper; brother,David (Karen) Draper; sister, Patty (Perry) Oak of Dillsboro, IN; several cousins, nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by parents, Cletus and Bonita.Memorial visitation will be held from11:00 am – 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, at 12:00 Noon at the Funeral Home.Contributions may be made to the Family for Funeral Expenses. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Winona Ruth Bliton

first_imgWinona Ruth Bliton passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 81 after a short and unexpected illness.Winona was born Della Kay Shafer on August 20, 1936.  As a toddler, she was adopted by Bill and Opal Bliton, the parents who raised and loved her throughout their lives.  However, because of the not-so-strict adoption and name change processes of that time, her name was not legally changed until she was in her adulthood; therefore, when she joined the workforce she was required to use her birthname.  Because of this, many old and dear friends from work knew her as Della.Winona attended school at Dixie Heights in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky but her family moved right before her senior year and as a result, she graduated from God’s Bible School.  But her heart was always with the Colonels and as an adult, bought herself the high school class ring from Dixie Heights that she missed as a senior and wore it proudly through her life.Winona spent her career with three companies: RCA, LaBlond, and GE. The most memorable and impactful part of her time with these companies was not her job description, but instead the dear friends she met who become a second family to her. It was commonplace for her to know the names and birthdates of not only her friends but also their children, grandchildren, and parents. She maintained close friendships with these special people from each of her workplaces as well as from each of the churches she attended throughout her life.Although she never married and never had children of her own, this was a blessing to her nieces and nephews who enjoyed so much of her love and attention. She fulfilled her duties as “favorite aunt” wonderfully as she took them on all kinds of adventures like tractor pulls, concerts, and their first airplane rides. She wrapped the prettiest gifts (shiny paper with perfectly creased folds and beautiful bows) and gave them things their parents wouldn’t (lip gloss! a pocket knife! magazine subscriptions!).  Her family will miss her terribly.Winona was a lovely lady – she always had her hair styled, lipstick on, and her outfit perfectly pressed. Even her jeans were pressed (yes, seriously). And even though she always looked beautiful, she was not always a girly-girl. She loved fast cars – especially muscle cars – and treated speed limits as mere suggestions. She often reminisced about the cars she’d had throughout her life, especially her ’72 Olds Cutlass Supreme, her ’72 Olds Cutlass 442 (with a 350 rocket engine), and her 1968 Camaro convertible (a car she loved so much that she bought it back after she sold it – three different times). Age did not slow her down on the road and she continued to drive far faster than anyone realistically should.Throughout her life, she was always in the company of her pets.  She loved her cats and dogs but always had a soft spot in her heart for horses. Her special love was for her horse Lady who was with her for 28 years until Lady passed away in the fall of 2017. We are grateful they are together again.Winona is survived by her sister Margo Johnson and her brother-in-law Rick of Cross Plains, Indiana and her brother Paul Bliton and her sister-in-law Janet of Jacksonville, Florida. Winona had ten nieces and nephews, one step-niece and one step-nephew, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Opal Bliton, her brother Gene Bliton and sister-in-law Alice Bliton. She was a member at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Holton.Memorial services will be at Crossroads Wesleyan Church at 5112 West US 50 in Holton, Indiana on Saturday, May 26, 2018. A visitation service will begin at noon followed by the memorial service at 1:00pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Wesleyan Church. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.  www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Strickler, Grabouski top Thursday Modified qualifying features

first_imgDefending champion Kyle Strickler won Thursday’s first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified qualifier. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – Kyle Strickler will chase for a second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified title while Jordan Grabouski runs for his first on Saturday.Both won Thursday night qualifying features at Boone Speedway that sent top four finishers to the mid­dle row of the mainDefending champion Kyle Strickler won Thursday’s first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified qualifier. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)event.Strickler, the defending champion, reined in 10th starting Wade Cross for the lead following a se­ries of mid-race restarts in the opener, then ran away from everybody.Cross ended in second while rookie Brian Irvine, twice a Super Nationals Stock Car champ, rock­eted from 18th to third. J.D. Auringer held onto fourth.Grabouski drew the pole start and led all 25 laps of the nightcap, teaching a seminar on passing after getting into traffic just before the only caution, on the 14th circuit.Aaron Turnbull chased Grabouski the last 24 times around the track and 2012 champion Jeff Tay­lor took third. William Gould maintained a tenuous hold on fourth the last half of the contest.All eight drivers meet again Friday in the Fan Zone for a Rochambeau session to determine the starting order for the middle row.Auringer makes his career sixth Saturday night Super Nationals start, Taylor and Gould both their fourth. Strickler, Cross, Grabouski and Turnbull are each in for the third time.Irvine qualified for the Stock Car show on six occasions.Cross last made the show in 2003. Turnbull is the third Canadian driver to qualify for the main event, the most ever.Jordan Grabouski led flag to flag in winning Thursday’s second Super Nationals Modified quali­fier. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)1st qualifying feature results – 1. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 2. Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 4. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo; 5. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 6. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 7. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 8. Craig Reetz, Dunlap; 9. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 10. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; 11. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 12. Jay Matthias, Green Bay, Wis.; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 14. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; 15. Lucas Schott, Chat­field, Minn.; 16. Clint Homan, Bellevue, Neb.; 17. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 18. Bob Moore, Sioux City; 19. Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; 20. Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; 21. Robert Avery, Des Moines; 22. Kaleb Bentley, Fairbank; 23. Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; 24. Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 25. Rich Lewerke, Mason City; 26. Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; 27. Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; 28. Terry Hurt, Omaha, Neb.; 29. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, Ill.; 30. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.2nd qualifying feature results – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Aaron Turnbull, Es­tevan, Sask.; 3. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla.; 5. Jeremy Mills, Gar­ner; 6. Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; 7. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 8. Nick Deal, Walnut; 9. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; 10. Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.; 11. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 12. Jonathan Snyder, Ames; 13. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 14. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 15. Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 16. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 17. Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; 18. Greg Cox, Kellogg; 19. Colton Osborn, Lexington, Neb.; 20. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; 21. Levi Nielsen, Waterloo; 22. Mike Lineberry, Fremont, Neb.; 23. Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa.; 24. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 25. Dillon Pike, Waxahachie, Texas; 26. Shane DeMey, Den­ison; 27. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 28. Eric Mahlik, Green Bay, Wis.; 29. Ron Pope, Mason City; 30. Scott Hogan, Vinton.last_img read more

Darlene Ann (Granholm) Hock

first_imgDarlene Ann Hock (nee: Granholm) of Napoleon, Indiana and formerly of Kalkaska, Michigan peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  She was 79 years old. The daughter of Martin and Florence (nee: Miller) Granholm was born on December 26, 1940 in Kaleva, Michigan.Darlene graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School in Wayne, MI in 1958 and went onto receive her Nursing degree from Shapiro School of Nursing in 1960.  Darlene worked as a nurse for over 30 years before retiring from Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, MI.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne, MI.  One of Darlene’s favorite hobbies was knitting.  She loved to knit afghans especially and give them away to those in need or to her family as well.  As the stories go, she could never have enough yarn.    Watching old movies like the ones on Turner Classic Movies were a favorite past time of hers.  Darlene was also a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed listening to his music always.  Most of all Darlene will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother.She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Tracy (nee: Boyce) Roe (Bruce) of Napoleon, IN; granddaughter Chelsea Moore (Scott) of Rushville, IN and grandson, Joshua Roe of Napoleon; two great grandchildren Skye and Raine, with one on the way; her sisters, Carol Goachee (the late Thomas) and Linda Haag (Tony); along with her nieces and nephews, Thomas Goachee II (Darlene), Kerrie Fine (Steve), Anthony Haag (Nancy) and Eric Haag (Shannon).In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hock and infant brother Martin Granholm.Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6pm until time of the funeral service at 7pm all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Pastor Paul Wenning officiating.  Burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva, MI later in the spring.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the funeral home or Tracy and Bruce Roe to help with funeral expenses.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Benin Squirrels Plotting Shock Treatment for Morocco’s Atlas Lions

first_imgMorocco face Benin in the opening game of the Round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo based AL Salam Stadium this evening at 5pm.Morocco topped Group D with maximum points to reach the eighth finals in grand style. The Atlas Lions won their three matches with identical results (1-0) over Namibia, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa). Meanwhile Benin Republic had a historical feat when they managed to pass the group stage for the first time in their history, finishing as one of best third placed teams after finishing Group F with three points from three draws (2-2) with Ghana and goalless with Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon.It’s the second time both sides lock horns in AFCON history. Morocco won 4-0 when they faced in Tunisia 2004.On the lines, it will be an all French affair between twice AFCON winner Herve Renard (2012 with Zambia and 2015 with Cote d’Ivoire), and compatriot Michel Dussuyer who led Benin to their historical feat. Renard admitted the game is going to be difficult, saying Benin is a very organized team especially defensively.While Dussuyer showed his admiration to Morocco, title favourites as he tagged them, blaming the short period of rest his side had after finishing the group stage just 72 hours before the eighth finals clash.According to Renard:“We have to be responsible and win this match. In the knockout stages being mentally prepared is the most important point.“We are ready technically and physically, but we have to be focused from the very first minute. We have passion to continue our positive results.“We believe in ourselves and we have to play positively because it’s difficult to make amends at this stage,” the former Zambian coach stressed.In Dussuyer’s words:“I know Morocco well, they are a great talented team and they are title favourites. We are the least team to have some rest but we can never complain about that. We are ready for the challenge.“I have a brave team and we will try to so our best. We feel proud that we made our supporters happy after all this long wait, and we’re looking forward to their reception when we get back to Benin,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Westhill volleyall sweeps Mexico, Solvay, wins at B’ville tournament

first_imgAt the culmination of an undefeated September, the Westhill girls volleyball team went to last Saturday’s Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament.Struggles in the group portion meant that the Warriors went to the Bronze Division, but it recovered to win there, defeating Jamesville-DeWitt in three sets in the championship round.The week started for Westhill with a trip to Mexico and a 25-7, 25-19, 25-21 sweep of the Tigers. Sarah Schwartz, with 27 assists, and Gianna Militi, with 13 digs, benefited a Warriors front line where Kate Hinrich and Grace O’Connell each had six kills, with Morgan Richardson adding five kills. Tags: Bishop LuddenJ-EMarcellusSolvayvolleyballWest GeneseeWesthill Thursday’s match between Westhill and its neighbors from Solvay didn’t last long, either, as the Warriors put together a 25-18, 25-15, 25-21 win over the Bearcats.Heinrich dominated at the net with 22 kills, with Sara Galante getting seven kills and eight digs. Schwartz had 20 assists and Militi earned 12 digs as, for Solvay, Myah Platler earned nine kills and Sophia Guadagnolo added 17 assists.Skaneateles took on Bishop Ludden last Tuesday night, and after it survived a tight 25-23 first set, the Lakers handled the Gaelic Knights by more comfortable margins of 25-18 and 25-14 in the next two sets.center_img Maeve Canty had seven aces to go with nine kills and nine digs. Lily Delasin earned 15 assists and six digs, with Emma Keady getting seven kills and Emma Miller earning seven digs, plus six aces. Rory Comer got fiv assists and four digs.Then the old rivalry between Skaneateles and Solvay revived itself Wednesday night, but it was all Lakers as it put together a 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 sweep of the Bearcats.Canty had 16 kills, three aces and 13 digs this time around, Delasin getting 18 assists and seven digs. Miller had 11 digs as, for Solvay, Guadagnolo had 14 assists, Jordan Bamba got 11 digs and Anastasia LaFlair earned six kills.A 3-0 week for the Lakers concluded Friday with a 25-13, 25-13, 27-25 win over Hannibal, with Delasin getting 19 assists and six digs as Canty earned 14 kills, four aces and nine digs.Keady amassed 11 assists, three aces and seven digs for Skaneateles (10-1) as Grace Congel had five kills and eight digs, while Reagan Evans four kills. Miller got 10 digs and five aces.Ludden met Living Word Academy on Thursday night, the key to the match a 30-28 marathon the Gaelic Knights took in the opening set as it won the second 25-21, lost the third 25-22 but closed out the Lions 25-20 in the fourth.On a balanced Ludden front line, Megan Virkler put up 12 kills, while Jayden Burney had 11 kills and Jasmine Cuffee got nine kills. Kate Ruddy produced 27 assists and six aces.Marcellus had a tournament of its own on Sept. 21, but could not claim the title as Liverpool repeated, defeating Jamesville-DeWitt in the championship round. But the Mustangs would beat the Warriors in the Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament, finishing second in the Diamond bracket to Windsor.Facing Homer last Tuesday, Marcellus won 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 over the Trojans as Bronte Stahl had eight assists and Jenna Mattison added seven assists.Up front, Elaine Grattan led with five kills, just ahead of the four kills from Brook Finnarty and three kills from Anna Fern. Defensively, Evelyn Webster led the way with nine digs and Grattan contributed eight digs.As a follow-up on Thursday, Marcellus swept Institute of Technology Central 25-19, 25-7, 25-18. Stahl had six aces and five assists, while Mattison had four assists. Finarty had three kills and Webster added eight digs.West Genesee got a 25-9, 25-14, 25-4 sweep of Corcoran last Monday as Anna Snyder earned 13 assists and Isabella Allen pounded seven aces. Margaret Clancy added five aces as Brynn Zajac had five kills, Allen and Julia Quirk each earning three kills.Another sweep followed on Wednesday against Henninger, the Wildcats taking it 25-15, 25-9, 25-22. Quirk and Mia Lamanna each had five kills, with Allen, Phoebe Anderson and Cameron Rosenthal each adding four kills in front of Snyder, who got 18 assists.Jordan-Elbridge gained a 25-18, 25-15, 25-13 win over Southern Cayuga last Monday night, with Sarah Lane earning 17 assists as Ashlee Eaton and Ranait McGuire each got eight kills. Gabby Smart added four kills.Against Hamilton a night later, the Eagles claimed another three-set decision, winning 25-19, 25-12, 25-16. McGuire earned five kills and three aces, with Eaton adding three kills as Sarah Lane had 11 assists and four digs. Smart and Paige Lane also had three aces.Then J-E faced Homer on Thursday and was swept by the Trojans 25-10, 25-16, 25-16. Eaton, with 12 digs, and Elizabeth Bartoszewski, with nine digs, paced the Eagles’ defense as Sarah Lane had five assists.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more