Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back. The Oldenburg Academy Boys Tennis Team traveled to Morristown this evening to face Morristown High School. Varsity Results: OA wins by a team score of 5-0.#1 Singles: Michael Wanstrath (OA) defeats Tyler Schonfeld (MT) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles: Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Grant Kessler (MT) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-3.#3 Singles: Henry Meyer (OA) defeats Jerry Riley (MT) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0.#1 Doubles: Riley Schebler/Ethan Back (OA) defeat Noah Klinger/Jacob Wood (MT) in 2 sets by a score of 6-1, 6-1.#2 Doubles: Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Nick Owens/Shane Riley (MT) in 2 sets by a score of 6-1, 6-0. OA’ s Varsity season record improves to 7-1. In JV 8 game pro set action:Will Yunger (OA) defeats Austin Gabbard (MT) by a score of 8-0.
Andy Bohmbach assisted two shorthanded goals in the Badgers\’ 4-1 victory over North Dakota on Saturday.[/media-credit]Even with a 2-1 loss Friday against North Dakota, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team secured home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs.But following a 4-1 victory Saturday, the Badgers are now riding a wave of momentum — however small it may be — into the opener of the conference tournament.It was Senior Night Saturday at the Kohl Center, but freshman forward Derek Stepan momentarily stole the spotlight in the span of 1:42. With the game knotted at 1-1 and North Dakota on the power play after a Ryan McDonagh penalty, Stepan scored shorthanded to give Wisconsin the lead at the 9:30 mark of the second period.Teammate Andy Bohmbach was able to move the puck up the ice and draw two Sioux defenders before passing off to Stepan at the right faceoff circle. Stepan’s shot went just past the outstretched leg pad of UND goalie Brad Eidsness for a 2-1 UW lead.But Stepan wasn’t done just yet.Still down a man with McDonagh in the penalty box, it was the combination of Bohmbach and Stepan again connecting for the second shorthanded goal in under two minutes.“Tonight pucks just seemed to come find me,” Stepan said. “It felt good finally to catch some. I’ve been battling it, fighting it, gripping the stick pretty hard the last couple weeks. It felt good to finally get some bounces my way.”After the pair of Stepan goals, however, Wisconsin found itself in a familiar situation: entering the third period with a lead. Last weekend against Minnesota State, the Badgers led both games in the third period but escaped Mankato with just one point.But Saturday against North Dakota, junior forward John Mitchell made sure the seniors left the building victorious. Mitchell’s wraparound goal just past the midway point of the third period made it a 4-1 Badger lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish.“We played on our toes; we played aggressive,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “When [Mitchell] got that goal, that was the separation we really needed to seal the deal.”Playing in his last regular-season game, UW senior goaltender Shane Connelly put together a 38-save performance, which he said is one he won’t soon forget.“It ranks up there pretty high,” Connelly said. “On senior night, it makes it a little bit more special. It definitely ranks up there in pressure wins not just for me, but for this team. We needed to find a way to win a game, and we needed to find a way to win a game in the third period and hold onto a lead.”Junior forward Ben Grotting broke a scoreless tie early in the second period to put Wisconsin up 1-0. On a pass from Mitchell, Grotting netted just his fourth goal of the season but his second in as many nights.“Humongous weekend for Ben,” Eaves said. “Double-shifting him, killing penalties, playing with great energy, I think Ben is showing that he has another level inside of him. His ability to play this weekend was a statement. He led by that.”North Dakota’s Brad Malone tied things up when he put back a rebound given up by Connelly just 3:31 after Grotting’s goal. But Stepan and Bohmbach took over and scored twice to put Wisconsin up for good.“It was a turning point in the game for us,” Eaves said of the penalty kill. “To get those two goals shorthanded was one of the moments of the game that you would take a look at that was a determining factor.”The win cured two ailments the Badgers were dealing with: giving up third period leads and struggling at home. Wisconsin failed to secure victories twice last weekend against Minnesota State when holding a third-period lead and had won just once in its last six home games before Saturday’s victory.“Feeding off this game of winning in front of a big crowd, I think just makes us feel a little bit more comfortable with ourselves,” Connelly said. “We’re starting to regain that swagger back at home.”It was Grotting on Friday striking first for the Badgers 6:12 into the first period. Grotting took a centering pass from freshman Matt Thurber, who played the puck behind the net and found his teammate in the slot for a 1-0 lead.“Pucks were coming my way, and I was able to make some nice passes,” Grotting said. “My linemates were working hard. … I think it was one of my better games.”That would be the only offense out of Wisconsin for the rest of the night, however. Special teams for North Dakota would prove to be the difference.With Andrew Kozek in the penalty box, the Fighting Sioux were a man down late in the second period. That didn’t stop UND forward Matt Watkins, however, who scored shorthanded to even things up at 1-1.Watkins got past UW defenseman Jamie McBain in the neutral zone and had an open breakaway opportunity against Connelly. Brendan Smith couldn’t help out on defense in time, and Watkins beat the senior netminder.“It hit a piece of ice and popped right over my stick,” McBain said. “Unfortunately the guy had momentum and was going straight for the puck. Obviously, nothing you can really do on those. Just one of those bounces that you’d like back.”It was special teams again scoring for UND late in the third, though this time the Sioux goal came on the power play.UW’s Sean Dolan was whistled for interference at 12:56 in the final period when he knocked down the 5-foot-6 Ryan Duncan. The penalty proved to be a costly one.Chris VandeVelde provided the eventual game-winning goal at 14:01 with the man advantage on assists from Duncan and Chay Genoway. VandeVelde’s goal did more than secure a victory for the Fighting Sioux: It gave North Dakota the WCHA regular-season title and the MacNaughton Cup.Despite the loss, the Badgers clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Wisconsin was helped out Friday with losses by Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State.“It kind of brightens it up a little bit,” McBain said of getting home ice. “It’s always nice knowing we’re at home for the playoffs. … It’s maybe a little weight off our shoulders.”Saturday’s win coupled with a Colorado College tie against Denver secured Wisconsin the third seed in the tournament, meaning the team will play host to Minnesota State this weekend.The Badgers and Mavericks squared off just over a week ago, with MNSU taking three points from UW in Mankato. The rematch will give Wisconsin a chance to get some revenge.“Whoever comes in here is going to be looking to run us out of the building,” Connelly said. “We just saw Mankato, so we can learn from the mistakes that we made against them.”
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Thank you for your input. +13 Vote up Vote down Wellington Citizen · 310 weeks ago My family LOVES this restaurant & their service can’t be beaten!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down E. Watson · 310 weeks ago I agree with the message above. Super service Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down guest · 310 weeks ago The Best of the Orient is the best in town! We tried the new restaurant and we were far from impressed, probably because we measured it up against Best. Only improvement I would suggest is more salad bar. We will keep our dining out dollars on Lincoln street at the Best. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Phil · 310 weeks ago Support this place. Him and his family are committed to our community! Plus its the best one in town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Credence · 310 weeks ago Sam’s egg drop soup is the best I have ever had and I have eaten at Chinese restaurants all over the country. The service is great and you will not find a better family to meet your dining needs. We have tried the other two businesses and we will stay with Sam & May! In our opinion you can,t go wrong with the best! Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Retired · 310 weeks ago I have been to the place over a dozen times in the last 5 years and never once found it open. Sorry I have never got too eat at the place and i love Chinese food. I now drive by it many times living on Lincoln street and have never seen it open when I went by. Now that I know the hours will make a point to go. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down David C. · 310 weeks ago I love this place. It does not have th biggest menu, but what it does have is very good and is fresh. My wife and I choose Best over the other 2 places any day. Anytime we have went into the restaurant, we have always been met with a big smile and a warm welcome. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Moyer · 310 weeks ago This place has the best service, food, and owners! they are so personable and make you really feel like your at home. Try the Suishi! We don’t go to Wichita for it anymore as I feel his is better or actually the best! He has many different varieties for the beginner to advanced taste buds in trying it! the other Chinese buffet was ok, we did try it, but nothing will compare to Sams! Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 310 weeks ago I also think your food is great and it’s not so far from where I live. But I didn’t know your hours because I’ve came down several times and found you to be closed, so I quit coming.__I will be back!__ Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 310 weeks ago I also love this place. The service is good along with the food. Because it’s closer for me I will be eating there instead of driving clear out east. I had quit going down there because the last several times I’ve drove down there it was closed. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Today our feature is on Sammy Somona, owner of the “Best of the Orient” Restaurant – a Wellington restaurant staple for more than 20 years.Â by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Sammy Somona of Wellington had one message he wanted to get out there when he found out we were going to do a story on him this week…â€œTell people we are open.â€Somona is the owner of â€œBest of the Orientâ€ – a Thai-Chinese Restaurant in Wellington located at 114 E. Lincoln. Lately, he has found himself caught in a local Chinese Restaurant war. With the opening of â€œGood Tasteâ€ Chinese Buffet in east Wellington, that now makes three restaurants serving Asian food in the Sumner County seat – including The Great Wall on the west side of town.Thatâ€™s a tough sell in a community of 8,000 people – especially when so many people are employed in Wichita these days and not eating lunch here. It doesnâ€™t help when social media and rumors spread like fire that Best of the Orient Restaurant has closed.But for Somona, it is about weathering the storm. He realizes people are going to try the new guys out. His hope his loyal customer base, those who have patronized his business for years will return.People have grown to love the unique dishes served at this Lincoln Ave. location.Best of the Orient is a downtown business and off the beaten track. It has for years built its reputation as a buffet serving great zesty home-style food and extremely loyal customers.â€œIâ€™m not a big fan of super buffets,â€ Somona said. â€œThose places with 100 or more food items seem to taste like they have been warmed up in a microwave.â€Â But at The Best of the Orient, there is no warmed up microwave food. Somona keeps it small. He has three buffet tables – which includes a sushi and salad bar. He makes his food fresh for his lunchtime crowd which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in the evening from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The leftover food he cooks in the morning is thrown away so his evening customers will get fresh food. Itâ€™s a ritual he does twice a day Monday through Friday (he will be closed on Labor Day). Itâ€™s the only way he believes Asian food should be served.Somona is a connoisseur of Chinese food – which really is Americaâ€™s version of Chinese food. He loves to go to Asian Restaurants elsewhere and taste what others are making. Then he comes home and incorporates what he tasted elsewhere into his own recipes. Somonaâ€™s food is uniquely his own. He does his own cooking and feels he owes it to his customers to provide the best the restaurant has to offer.General Sam’s Chicken is very good.Perhaps Somonaâ€™s greatest specialty is his version of the General Tso Chicken – although he doesnâ€™t call it that. He calls it General â€œSamâ€™sâ€ Chicken, because it is his speciality – no one in the world has it. The recipe is as top secret as Kentucky Fried Chickenâ€™s seven herbs and spices. It is easily his most popular recipe. People flock to it in the buffet line and want more.Items like â€œChicken on the Stickâ€ and his unique lo mien and beef broccoli dishes are always a hit as well. Somona tends to blend a combination of curry with various cream sauces to make his food taste unique.Best of the Orient was the only Chinese Restaurant in Wellington when it opened in 1995 – when it was part of a three-store operation which included Winfield and Ark City. Somona did not come here until 2005 when he bought it, remodeled the building and reopened.Somona grew up in Thailand and eventually came to the United States as a journalists. He worked in the Los Angeles area working for a Thailand newspaper while being a U.S. correspondent.He realized one universal truth. There is no money in journalism.â€œI had a friend who told me the real money is in Chinese Restaurants,â€ Somona said.So he moved to the other side of the United States and attended a school in Queens, New York to become a Chinese chef.Eventually, Somona would buy a restaurant in a small town in Iowa, not much different from Wellington, and ran the restaurant for 11 years.â€œWhen I heard a restaurant was up for sale in Kansas, I drove down here and looked at the building and said, â€˜thatâ€™s not bad,â€ Somona said. â€œI have always loved small American towns.â€And so he became the proud owner of Best of the Orient on Lincoln Ave., moved to Wellington and has been cooking ever since.There was a year in which he had closed his business in Wellington and concentrated on Oriental Cafe in Wichita. But the gas driving to and from Wellington and the general expenses in Wichita proved to be too much. He reopened Best of the Orient two years ago and has been operating since.Somona, with his wife May, have raised three children – two of whom graduated from Wellington. Most people know Austin, their youngest, who was crowned the Duke of Wellington in 2012 and is now a junior at Wichita State University.Sammie Somona has been in Wellington for nine years serving specialty Asian food.â€œI canâ€™t worry about what others are doing,â€ Somona said. â€œI can only worry what Iâ€™m doing.â€And he hopes people in Wellington with discernible tastebuds will come to realize bigger is not always better.Follow us on Twitter.
Stat: Prominent ‘Right-To-Try’ Advocate Is Getting Treatment Under The New Law Columbus Dispatch: Trump’s Move On Drug Rebates Good But May Not Lower Prices, Experts Say A bipartisan group of senators is asking industry groups for information as they plan legislation to prevent patients from getting massive, unexpected medical bills. The lawmakers sent letters on Tuesday to a variety of insurers and medical providers asking detailed questions about data on their billing and payment procedures. (Sullivan, 2/5) In other pharmaceutical news — The Trump administration has made lowering drug prices one of its top priorities, and last week it unveiled a proposal that could vastly rewrite the way drugs are sold in the United States. The proposal takes aim at the secret deals that drug companies strike with pharmacy benefit managers, the industry intermediaries that negotiate the price of drugs for insurers and large employers. These after-the-fact discounts, called rebates, have come under harsh criticism and are blamed for helping to push up the list price of drugs, which consumers are increasingly responsible for paying. (Thomas and Abelson, 2/5) Bottom Line On Trump’s Plan To Target Rebates: Most People’s Costs Will Go Up Slightly, But Patients On Pricey Drugs Will Get Relief The New York Times takes a look at who will benefit from President Donald Trump’s new proposal to go after the complicated drug rebate system that flourishes between drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers. One of the namesakes of the federal “right-to-try” law confirmed Tuesday that he gained access to an experimental treatment thanks to the new law. Matt Bellina, who has ALS, thanked the drug company BrainStorm for providing the treatment on Facebook. “Many of you read last June that Brainstorm would be treating me with the experimental treatment of [NurOwn] under the new federal Right to Try law. Today I want to thank the company and CEO Chaim Lebovitz for following through and keeping their word.” (Florko, 2/5) The New York Times: Making New Drugs With A Dose Of Artificial Intelligence The proposed rule would no longer shield the middlemen, known as pharmacy benefit managers, from federal anti-kickback laws if they keep part of the rebates they obtain from drugmakers. The three biggest middlemen — CVS Caremark, OptumRx and ExpressScripts — control more than 70 percent of the market, and they push makers of brand-name drugs to provide rebates in exchange for special access to their customers. (Candisky and Schladen, 2/5) You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research. Every two years, hundreds of scientists enter a global competition. Tackling a biological puzzle they call “the protein folding problem,” they try to predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins in the human body. No one knows how to solve the problem. Even the winners only chip away at it. But a solution could streamline the way scientists create new medicines and fight disease. (Metz, 2/5) The New York Times: How Trump’s Latest Plan To Cut Drug Prices Will Affect You This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. The Hill: Bipartisan Senators Ask Industry For Information On Surprise Medical Bills Prescription Drug Watch: For more news on rising drug costs, check out our weekly roundup of news coverage and perspectives of the issue.