Rays’ Austin Meadows talks trade to Tampa Bay, rhinos and the key to his 2019 success

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSPORTING NEWS: Congratulations on the enormity of your success this season. How does it feel?AUSTIN MEADOWS: Thank you! It feels good. Just being able to play everyday. More just helping the team win, it’s been good.SN: You hear you were traded — who did you get the call from when you were traded?AM: The front office from the Rays called me. Just basically walked me through the organization.SN: What’s going through your mind at that point?AM: A lot. You wonder how the guys are gonna welcome you, where you’re gonna go. I ended up going to Triple-A in Durham. There’s a lot of things going through your head.You wonder if you’ll ever see your teammates again, my old teammates with the Pirates. There’s definitely a lot going through your head. But I was more excited, than anything, and anxious, to start my career with the Rays.SN: Obviously there was a logjam in the Pittsburgh outfield, you come here and you know you’re gonna get a chance.AM: That’s the biggest thing, knowing that I was going to get the opportunity over here. Being able to come over here to a team that is hungry, to a team that had 90 wins. It was a great time to come over. They were very welcoming when I came over, it felt like I had been here for a long time. SN: You come up and play a few games for Tampa last year. Struggle is a relative term — you didn’t really struggle. But what was it like going through that period, where you’re traded and you don’t really have the success you want?AM: For me, you realize the plan in place. You realize what (Tampa Bay) gave up to get me, them giving up Chris Archer to get me and Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz. To sit down and realize how badly they want you, and to realize you’re a part of their future. For me, that’s more what it’s about, it’s about the future and the potential.Last year, I only got about a couple weeks with the big leagues with the Rays, so obviously it was a really small sample size. But being able to start the year off fresh here and play everyday has been a blessing.SN: I actually asked Nate Lowe this question. There are certain teams in baseball that have an attitude, the A’s, the Rays, and so forth. What does it mean to be a Tampa Bay Ray?AM: It means a lot. For me to be able to come in here and be here for almost a year now, it’s been nothing but great times. Especially with my teammates, the guys I’ve made good relationships with. But to be a Tampa Bay Ray in general, it means a lot. It’s a great division that we’re in. Great baseball being played. We have a lot of talent, being a part of a talented group of guys is always fun. Being a Tampa Bay Ray, it means the world.SN: All right, some rapid fire, don’t overthink these. You’re in the gym, you’re lifting weights, you’re getting pumped. What’s your go-to song or artist?AM: I was just listening to Avicii today. Some nice, upbeat music to kinda get me in the mood. SN: Pizza or tacos?AM: Ooohhh, pizza. New York pizza.SN: Last question: if a rhino and a hippo were to get into a fight, who would win?AM: A rhino.SN: See, Nate (Lowe) said hippos.  AM: Why?SN: He said they’re very aggressive. But if you were to get two equally aggressive animals, I think the rhino would win.AM: I think the rhino would win. The weight, the horn, I think it would overpower the hippo. Throughout the 2019 MLB season, Sporting News will run short interviews with players, highlighting their favorite foods, activities and more.In this edition, SN’s Joe Rivera got two minutes with Rays outfielder Austin Meadows.last_img read more


Wellington has 2 public tornado shelters; however you may want to find shelter at home

first_imgBy Tim Hay, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief — There are only two public tornado shelter locations in the city of Wellington.They are located at Sumner Regional Medical Center at 1323 North A (enter on the southeast side)….…and Sumner Care Center Nursing Home 1600 West 8th (enter on the west side).The old junior high located at 311 North A is no longer a public shelter as the building was sold to a private entity.  The City of Wellington encourages the public to find primary shelter in their home or business during a tornado warning as there may not be time to drive to a public shelter.  Locations to shelter in the home or business are a basement, interior hallway or bathroom without windows.Other locations to seek shelter are a neighbor, friend or family with a basement.  Make sure you have arrangements to gain access to their home or business in the event they are not occupied.  Those who live in a mobile home are encouraged to leave the mobile home regardless as mobile homes are easily damaged or destroyed by high winds or tornadoes.If you are in a vehicle and do not have time to seek shelter exit the vehicle and find shelter in a low lying area.  Tornado sirens are only efficient as outdoor warning devices.  They are not meant to be heard in structures or vehicles.The public must stay vigilant at all times when threatening weather approaches.  Tornado sirens are sounded when the national weather service includes the City of Wellington or the Wellington Lake (which can be sounded individually) or when an emergency responder visually confirms a tornado.When a tornado siren sounds or the national weather service issues a tornado warning for our area the public is encouraged to seek shelter immediately.  There are “no” sounding of the sirens for an all clear.  The public must decide when it is safe to leave shelter based on media reports and other information.  Visit the City of Wellington website,, periodically for news and shelter information. 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago In light of the tragedy yesterday in Oklahoma, it made me question what we have in place at our local schools for “safe” rooms. I guess this is more of a question then a comment. Report Reply 3 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 377 weeks ago I’m glad you said something about this. At the Wellington schools there are tornado safety rooms in all school buildings EXCEPT Eisenhower Elementary on the west side of town. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago EXCEPT Eisenhower??? What’s up with that? Dig in Cueball, time to find some answers. What could possibly be the reasoning for not providing the same level of protection to all our kids. ??School Board?? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago Thats better than most districts, would be good to upgrade the last school asap. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Stormie · 377 weeks ago Lincoln Elementary has a ‘state of the art’ FEMA Safe room. Steel and concrete walls and ceiling, bathroom, emergency lighting. The only missing component is that it should be available to the community. I believe that would require 24/7 accessibility, so the police or fire department would need a key and personnel to open the outside door during storm warnings. Report Reply 1 reply · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago If one is coming and I have no other good place for my family, I WILL get in we can replace the glass, door or whatever later. 🙂 Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Tami Klinedinst · 377 weeks ago Sumner County Care Center has an excellent basement and a tornado shelter to accomodate multiple people/families if a tornado or disaster were to happen in Sumner County. We are open 24/7 and personnel are present to open the outside doors when storm or disasters develop. Our medical staff are highly trained and equipped to provide most needs of individuals. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Tami Klinedinst at 620-326-2232 or 316-206-3800 (cell). Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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. 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Wellington seventh grade girls dominate Rose Hill 41-23 to stay undefeated

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In what is being considered its most competitive opponent of the year, The Wellington seventh grade girls A team still had little trouble disposing of Rose Hill 41-23 Thursday evening. Wellington defeated Rose Hill 41-23 in non-league competition. Rose Hill was bumped up to Pioneer League Div. III this year. The seventh grade is now 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the Pioneer League. “We had some competition this time and girls reacted well,” said Jeff Frazee, Wellington seventh grade girls coach. It was 16-11 at the half, before Wellington pulled away for the win. Scoring for Wellington were: Lexi Clift 4, Rylee Rusk 21, Draven Warnock 2, Mykiland French 4, Allison Buresh 8, Kari Dvorak 2 In the B team game, Wellington also stayed undefeated with a 37-25 victory. The B team is 9-0 (7-0 in Pioneer). Scoring for Wellington: Kadin Brown 8, Draven Warnock 12, Katrina Dvorak 15, Kady Arebalo 1, Macy’s Elkins 1 Wellington wraps up regular season Monday vs Haysville.——— In other Wellington Middle School action: Eighth grade girls Rose Hill A 28 Wellington 21 Scoring: Lindsey Scheufler 15, Cassandra Moody 4, Tori Lewellen 2. Wellington B 18 Rose Hill 11Seventh grade boys Rose Hill 37 Wellington 30 Scoring: Tanner Meyer 12, Luke Scheufler 7, Trenton Bannister 6, Berkeley Wright 3, Kade Adams 2. Eighth grade boys Wellington 46 Rose Hill 29 Scoring: Silas Popplewell 18, Blake Rausch 12, Tyler Brown 10, Zander Vargas 5, Malachi Macias 1. Wellington B-30 Rose Hill-14 Scoring: Zane Cornejo 2, John Long 6, Trevese Love 6, Bully Walker 2, Austin Soles 3, Malachi Macias 7, Isaac Hilt 4.Monday: Wellington Middle School wrestling: Wellington 71 Rose Hill 24 Wellington 78 Haysville West 11.last_img read more