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first_img8 Ivy Crescent, WakerleyA CUSTOM designed home in Wakerley has sold for $1.315 million.RE/MAX Advantage marketing specialist Todd Gerhardt said the house at 8 Ivy Crescent was the highest sale ever achieved in Wakerley for a property that wasn’t on acreage.He said the design of the home, which was built five years ago, was what attracted the high price.“The owners had designed the home themselves to suit the block,” Mr Gerhardt said.He told a young couple about the property before it hit the market and they instantly decided to buy because it was what they were looking for.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 20208 Ivy Crescent, Wakerley“It was actually under contract when it went onto the internet,” Mr Gerhardt said.“I think it was the property itself, they fell in love with it.”He said there was high demand for new and modern homes in the area.“At the moment, in this price range, there’s no other homes like it available,” Mr Gerhardt said.“There are (more) coming up but you have got to move fast when you see them.”According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for a house in Wakerley is $745,000.last_img read more

first_imgAfter losing all three of their matches against Penn State last season, Wisconsin’s volleyball team failed to turn their bad fortune around with another loss in University of Wisconsin’s Field House Wednesday night.No. 3 Penn State (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) significantly outplayed No. 5 Wisconsin (9-2, 0-1 Big Ten) in front of a sold-out crowd. The Nittany Lions swept the Badgers in straight sets because of their impressive defensive game plan, aggressiveness at the net and balanced offensive attack.Senior right-side hitter Courtney Thomas, who racked up a combined 32 kills over the weekend against Washington and USC, was nearly nonexistent in the offensive game. She managed only one kill Wednesday.“They shut down Courtney Thomas,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “Their defensive game plan was probably a little bit better than what ours was.”Penn State made it a point of emphasis to keep one of Wisconsin’s biggest hitters quiet. They would often send two players to Thomas’ side of the court when she was about to hit, disrupting her shots. PSU out-blocked UW 16-14 in the match.Sheffield said that Penn State was determined to take away, not only Thomas’ part of the court, but the slides to the middle as well, making life rather difficult for the Badgers.The constant hands from the Nittany Lions in Thomas’ face caused her to hit an alarmingly low .167. As a team, Wisconsin only hit .148, compared to Penn State’s .288 hitting percentage. Thomas also had four errors throughout the match.Wisconsin senior outside hitter Ellen Chapman had a game-high 13 kills, one of the few bright spots for the Badgers. She said it was a combination of Penn State’s mobile back-line defense and net presence that led to the Badgers’ offensive woes.“I think both areas of their game are really solid,” Chapman said. “They’re blocking was really solid and they were getting a lot of hands and a lot of touches on everything, and that just made it harder for the hitters on our team to get kills.”“They have a really good backcourt, they were making some plays that I thought were down, and someone would just come out of nowhere and get it up.”One of the plays like the one Chapman mentioned was a long rally early in the first set. Several times it looked like Wisconsin had finally forced an error on Penn State, but the Nitanny Lions managed to get the point after many diving saves and stops. That rally was symbolic for the rest of the evening, with Penn State simply doing more than Wisconsin.Offensively, Penn State wisely avoided junior libero Taylor Morey. She was coming off a weekend in which she had 29 digs in both matches. Against the Nittany Lions, she had only nine.“They weren’t hitting to Taylor Morey, they were going to other areas of the court,” Sheffield said.Penn State senior setter Micha Hancock was effective against Wisconsin the entire evening, as she racked up 38 assists. But that wasn’t what made her a thorn in UW’s side. She tallied nine kills throughout the match, and only freshman outside hitter Simone Lee had more kills for the Nittany Lions with 12.Hancock would often catch the Badgers flat-footed, faking a set pass then quickly spiking the ball over the net before Wisconsin could react.A positive for the Badgers was the home crowd. A sellout was announced before the game, and the entire inner bowl of 6,012 people at the UW Field House was full by first-serve.“To walk in and see a full house and it being sold out prior to match time is just awesome,” Sheffield said. “It means so much to our program to have that kind of support.”The crowd got behind the Badgers when they fell behind early on in the sets. In the second and third sets, that confidence from the crowd got Wisconsin back in the game when they tied it up in the second and took the lead at one point in the third.“It makes me really disappointed that we didn’t win this match for them,” sophomore setter Lauren Carlini, who had 33 assists, said. “They got really loud at points, and they’re a very intelligible crowd when it comes to we’re starting to lose a little bit, they need to get louder.”Fans and fellow student athletes:You are truly amazing, and we love having your support. Stick with us, and we promise you won’t regret it.— Lauren Carlini (@laurencarlini) September 25, 2014 In those sets though, UW was never able to build and maintain a lead, something Sheffield attributes to the play of Penn State.“Every time we got close, they answered,” Sheffield said.Penn State was also able to bury the Badgers late in sets because Wisconsin’s fatigue began to show, according to Sheffield.“I thought we looked a little bit tired,” Sheffield said. “Anytime you see that from your team, that’s on the coaching staff. That’s on us.”Despite his team’s disappointing performance Wednesday, Sheffield hopes it does not discourage the fans from coming back and supporting the Badgers.“We were really excited by the energy in the crowd, we were really excited about the numbers in the crowd,” Sheffield said. “We hope that they continue to come back.”Unbelievable energy in the Field House last night. Thanks for the awesome support! Team will continue to get better. See you Sunday vs OSU!— Kelly Sheffield (@KellyPSheffield) September 25, 2014 We have the best fans around, it’s a marathon not a sprint so stick with us this year we need yall #onwisconsin— Haleigh Nelson (@haleighnelson1) September 25, 2014last_img read more

first_imgLast two seasons, it was Algerian side JSM Bejaia. This time, it’s another Algerian side.Kotoko have crashed out of the Caf Champions League after a 2-1 defeat to El Eulma on Sunday.Just as Hearts went away to win in Senegal on Saturday to put Ghana in the next stage of African competition, Algeria will register a tick in the next round after their league side fought from a goal down to get a great result.Kotoko were counting on Eulma’s recent poor form of one point from their previous four games to go in their favour. What they got was another stat they may not have known: since 2004, the Algerians have never lost four games on the bounce.This game in Kumasi was coming after three straight losses in the Algerian league.There were VIPs in the stands, none bigger – from the point of view of impressionable Fabulous faithful – than Black Stars boss Avram Grant. First halfKotoko’s Kumasi home was painted red, and from the onset it seemed good things would happen – after defender Khaled Bouzama went of for Mokhtar Belhkiter through an injury.This was after just 12 minutes.And the stadium was jumping when striker Obed Owusu got the opener with five minutes to finish the first half largely through miscommunication between goalkeeper Mohammed Ouserir and his backline.It could have been more, if not for the dogged defending from their opposing defenders and . Eulma were however forced into an early change after just 11 minutes when defender Khaled Bouzama had to be replaced by Mokhtar Belhkiter after picking up an injury.At half time, the Ghanaian champions had one leg in the next round. But it was to be a sorry second half.Second halfBefore this game, Kotoko may have known that they had failed to beat an Algerian team in 360 minutes of football – the last time was a 3-1 win against JS Kabylie in 2008.At the start of the second half, Kotoko raced into action suggesting that they wanted this wrong, righted. Ahmed Toure hit a piledriver but Ouserir was on hand to save smartly. The Algerians were getting into the game and David Duncan wanted to switch play to bring his side back into it. In came Emmanuel Asante, out went Dauda Mohammed in a like for like swap.Another sub saw Frank Sarfo Gyamfi on for the heaving Richard Mpong.But the stadium was tetchy because their defense was not looking solid. And sure enough, Eulma’s pushing yielded fruit with a fine goal just after the hour mark. It was Darradja credited with it.The rest of the game was a harrowing time for all Kotoko stakeholders as Eulma players went down at the least opportunity. The time wasting tactic gnawed at the Reds’ resolve and unsettled them.A key point came after 75 minutes when Kotoko’s baying for a penalty for Sarfo Gyamfi – who went down in opposition territory – was ignored. Two things happened moments after. First, Gyamfi came close to scoring with 90 minutes imminent but he missed by a whisker.The second was more deadly, as with six minutes added, Eulma buried the tie.Game. Set. Match.*Line-ups: Kotoko: Ofori Antwi – Christopher Bonney, Amos Frimpong, Abeiku Ainooson, Eric Donkor – Owusu Jackson, Michael Akuffo/68’ Kojo Poku, Richard Mpong/54’ Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi, Emmanuel Asante/46’ Dauda Mohammed – Obed Owusu, Ahmed ToureEulma: Mohamed Ousserir – Khaled Bouzama/11’ Mokhtar Belkhiter, Adel Naomane, Ismael Beneltayeb, Abelmalek Abbes/77’ Nacer Hammami, Walid Derrardja, Abednego Azougha Tembeng, Adel Maiza, Ibrahim Chenihi/84’ Ahmed Kara, Mohammed Belhadi, Fares Hemitti–Match report: Gary Al-SmithFollow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

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