8 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.
3. Babers will finally get to meet with his team during fall campUnlike in years past, the addition of satellite camps sapped time from Babers to get to know his players. Babers attended camps in Cleveland, Norfolk, Virginia, Ontario, Canada, and Paramus New Jersey.“That took a lot of time away from them,” Babers said.He was also on the road fundraising with Syracuse’s “No Huddle Tour” in June.Saturday will be the team’s first practice since the spring season. Despite Babers not getting to see his players as much as he’d like, the SU head coach said players look stronger now than they did in the spring but still have room to grow.The post-spring depth chart, which is the most current depth chart released was based on 10 padded practices from the spring. Babers said part of the reason starters haven’t been named at some positions is because the staff has seen its team so few times. And because the staff is new, Babers knows they’re “behind.”“But that’s OK,” he followed up. “People have been ran down from behind before.” Comments Related Stories Syracuse football preseason player file No. 1: Eric DungeySyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 1: Backup quarterbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 1: How Syracuse adapts to Dino Babers’ spread offenseSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 2: Defensive endSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 3: Michael Lasker vs. Cody Conway Published on August 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm Contact Jon: email@example.com | @jmettus 2. Syracuse will hit as necessaryTo keep his team healthy, Babers said the Orange will hit on an as-needed basis. The amount of hitting in practice will depend on how proficient the team is. He will limit specific players’ amount of hitting, too, if they need less practice.“It’s all based on what we see,” Babers said. “When you have two boxers and you’re training one and the one that you’re training is a fantastic hitter — he can strike things, he can hit things and crush things that he hits. He doesn’t have to practice doing that much.“If we’ve got a team full of hitters, you don’t have to hit that much. They know what they’re doing. If you don’t have a team full of hitters, you better practice hitting. Because if you don’t hit in this game you won’t have a chance to win.”MORE PRESEASON STORYLINES:Storyline No. 1: How will SU adjust to Dino Babers’ offense?Storyline No. 2: Who will step up at defensive end?Storyline No. 3: Can Eric Dungey stay in the pocket? Syracuse football held its first fall camp media availability in Manley Field House on Friday ahead of the team’s first practice on Saturday. Head coach Dino Babers, linebacker Zaire Franklin, center Jason Emerich and other players spoke to the media.Here are three things Babers said.1. Michael Moore and James Pierre have not reported for fall campCommits Michael Moore and James Pierre have not reported to SU’s preseason training camp because of eligibility. Pierre is waiting for “certification” from the NCAA and Moore is waiting for “certification” from SU, Babers said.Moore, a 6-foot-2 cornerback, is transferring from Palomar (California) College. Pierre, a safety, was originally signed to North Carolina but had to decommit after UNC would not admit him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColorado graduate transfer defensive end De’Jon Wilson did report to camp despite not being listed on the roster. Facebook Twitter Google+
D’Angelo Russell impressed Byron Scott in his pre-draft workout to spark comparisons to Magic Johnson and Chris Paul.But Scott remains undecided if Russell will start at point guard for the Lakers’ season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center. Scott described Russell’s last three practices as “pretty good.” Scott also praised Russell for “playing with more energy and was much more aggressive” after telling him to focus more on defense. So why the indecision?“It’s based on his development,” Scott said. “We have to figure out what’s best for him right now. What’s best for him is what’s best of the team as well.” Bryant waxed nostalgic about facing Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, who enters his 21st NBA season.“It brings a smile to my face,” said Bryant, who played against Garnett in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals. “I remember about making my decision (to skip college) and speaking on the phone with him about going through his first season.”Bryant also sounded sentimental about former Minnesota executive and coach Flip Saunders recently dying of cancer. “He and I would have a lot of conversations on the sideline. He was extremely animated,” Bryant said of Saunders, who coached him in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. He’s very passionate about the game and always in good spirits. It was a shock to me. He will be sorely missed.” New investmentBryant partnered with a venture capital firm to close a $15 million investment in The Players’ Tribune. Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter founded the company, which allows athletes to provide first-person essays. Bryant called the move “a smart investment” before offering a joke.“If they were doing a vote on the top players in the league, I probably wouldn’t be 93,” Bryant said, referring to ESPN’s player ranking on the Lakers’ star. “They have a higher level of expertise.” Staying afloatThe Lakers will have a float in the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. The float will feature a replica of the NBA championship trophy, a large basketball and 16 stars representing the championships the Lakers won. The Lakers will also feature Bryant’s jersey and their nine retired jerseys, including Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy and Jerry West. Injury updateAfter missing Monday’s practice because of soreness in his right hamstring, guard Marcelo Huertas practiced on Tuesday without any restrictions. Scott said he expects Huertas will play in the season opener. Kobe Bryant deferred questions about Russell’s role to Scott. But Bryant did not sound concerned about Russell despite the rookie averaging 6.9 points on only 39.6-percent shooting in eight exhibition games.“He’s been out here shooting for 45 minutes,” Bryant said. “If he continues to stay that course, he will be just fine. My responsibility is to show him the intricacies of the game.” Yet, Bryant conceded his uncertainty whether the Lakers make the playoffs partly because of the team’s young roster. “It all depends on the learning curve,” Bryant said. “Once you get out there and start playing and you have to travel and get on the road and work through the nuances of the schedule, that’s when you really learn.”Memory lane Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error