Canada police say driver that hit pedestrians in custody
TORONTO (AP) — A van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck eight to 10 people and fled the scene before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canadian police said.
It was not immediately clear what caused the van to strike the pedestrians in a busy intersection in the north-central part of the city. Police did not immediately identify the driver.
At this point it’s too early to tell what if any motive there was. We are also unable right now to tell the extent or the number of persons injured, Toronto police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray said.
A witness, Phil Zullo, told Canadian Press that he saw police arresting a man who had been driving a Ryder rental truck and saw people strewn all over the road where the incident occurred.
It must have seen about five, six people being resuscitated by bystanders and by ambulance drivers, Zullo said. It was awful. Brutal.
Toronto paramedic spokeswoman Kim McKinnon said first responders were on scene treating multiple patients, but wouldn’t confirm the number or severity of injuries.
Police shut down the Yonge and Finch intersection following the Monday afternoon incident and Toronto’s transit agency said it has suspended service on the subway line running through the area.
The incident occurred as Cabinet ministers from the major industrial countries were gathered in Canada to discuss a range of international issues in the run-up to the G7 meeting near Quebec City in June.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathies for those involved. Our hearts go out to everyone affected, Trudeau said in Ottawa. We are going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours.
Antigo track teams back in action at GNC indoor meet
After a long layoff the Antigo Red Robins boys and girls track teams were back in action on Thursday, escaping the elements for the rescheduled Great Northern Conference indoor meet at Eagle River.
The meet was the first since March 20 for the teams.
The Antigo boys took sixth place overall in the eight team field, finishing with 59.5 points. Host Northland Pines took first overall, running away with the team crown with a 153 point total. Lakeland was a distant second with 103 points.
Mosinee grabbed the third spot with a score of 99.5, followed by Tomahawk and Rhinelander. Wittenberg-Birnamwood finished behind the Robins in seventh, and Mercer was eighth.
After time off due to weather and spring break it was great to finally have a meet, Boys Coach Amber Damitz said. The boys have put in a lot of hard work and it was awesome to finally put all that practice into a meet.
Highlights for the boys included a first place finish from Thomas Nelson in the pole vault. Nelson cleared an impressive 13 feet, a full three feet better than second place Austin Snow of Tomahawk. Logan Edwards grabbed fourth in the event and freshman Alex Stank was eighth.<
By Scott Walbeck
100 years. Any way you slice it, a century is a significant piece of time. Generations come and go during stretches of 100 years. Technology changes lifestyles significantly, and sports rise and fall in popularity.
With the announcement this week of a multitude of upcoming events and celebrations to mark the Green Bay Packers 100th season, it got me thinking about the team and how truly special its 100 year story is, and about something that really bothered me.
It involves shirts. Specifically, Packers shirts that read established 1921. You see, 1921-2018 is a total of 98 seasons of football, not 100. Why then are the Packers celebrating their centennial this season?
Thats because the Pack was actually established one year before the start of the National Football League in 1919. The NFL itself did not come into existence until 1920, and Green Bay jumped into the league in 1921. So the NFL was established in 1920, the Green Bay Packers joined in 1921 and the shirts are wrong, very wrong.
These two seasons simply cannot be overlooked.
Who could forget about the 85-0 win over the Oshkosh Profess
Robins off to 2-0 start after crushing LaFollette 12-1
The Antigo Red Robins baseball team took care of business on Wednesday, crushing a depleted Madison LaFollette team on the road 12-1 in five innings, and moved to 2-0 on the season in the process.
It was a nice win, Head Coach Scott Farmer said. LaFollette didnt have much with four guys suspended, but anytime we can get out and play this time of year is a plus.
Antigo did all its damage in the second and third innings, plating six runs in each frame.
The second inning saw the Robins send 10 batters to the plate, with two runs scoring on wild pitches as LaFollette starter Matt Yentzel struggled with his early season control.
Run scoring hits came courtesy of Matt Winter, who drove in two with a double, Brady Tatro, who followed Winter with an RBI single, and Held, whose double plated Tatro for a 6-1 Antigo lead.
Wade Farmer led off the Antigo half of the third inning with a single, and Brady Renfro proceeded to blast a two-run homer, putting the Robins in command at 8-1.
Cody Urban followed up Renfros blast with a double and came home on Eric Langseths RBI base knock to make it a 9-1 game.
Two more runs wo
Antigo track teams claim top spots at Alfonso Invite
The Antigo boys and girls track teams hosted the annual Alfonso Indoor Invite Tuesday at the Sheldon Fieldhouse.
The Robins welcomed in Gresham/Bowler, Marion, and Menominee Indian for the event. It was a strong meet for both Antigo squads and the boys and girls each took first place overall.
The boys took first with a total score of 118 points, winning 13 events in the process. Menominee Indian was a distant second with 32 points, followed by Gresham/Bowler in third, and Marion fourth.
Overall awesome home meet for our athletes, boys coach Amber Damitz said. It is always fun to compete in front of family and friends.
Antigos girls team scored 65 team points, edging Gresham/Bowler by four points, as it finished at 61. Menominee Indian was third, followed by Marion.
I was impressed with each athletes effort, girls coach Andrea Kohler noted. The girls competed in everything I asked of them even if it was outside their comfort zone.
On the boys side, Deiontae Barner was a double winner for the Robins. Barner won the 3,200 meter run in a time of 13:14.94, and took first in the high jump, recording a height of 5 8. Antigo
Antigo grad officiates at WIAA state hockey
Todays 12:15 game at the WIAA state girls hockey tournament in Madison featured a local flair.
Nikki Kloes, a 2012 Antigo High School graduate was one of the officials for the state semifinal between the Cap City Cougars (Sun Prairie co-op) and the Warbirds (Beaver Dam/Fond du Lac). Kloes called lines and is the only female official at the tournament.
Kloes has been officiating both girls and boys high school hockey for four years, and is making her third straight trip to work at state, a sure sign her work is well regarded throughout Wisconsin.
She is the daughter of Randy and Kathy Kloes of Antigo.