HAVE you taken advantage of 5% off ISC Merchandise yet?Season Ticket holders can use the voucher in their season ticket books to make great savings on the leisurewear worn by the team.From gameday hoodies and tracksuits to polo shirts and fleeces, there is something to please everyone.The voucher can be used to gain five per cent off the entire ISC range both in store and online.Call into the Saints Superstore in Church Square Shopping Centre or log on to www.saintssuperstore.com
MARK Flanagan has put a nightmare 2013 behind him to enjoy his best run of form at the Saints to date.The former Wests forward has appeared in the last three games for the club – all of them victorious – after an injury ravaged season.“There’s a good vibe in the camp at the minute and eight from eight is a great start,” he said. “We haven’t started well over the last couple of years. We got the result we needed at the weekend but we didn’t play well and it has given us a kick up the backside.“The last five minutes of that game – and it wasn’t clear cut to me that it was a drop goal – showed the character in the side. We threw bodies in front of it to make sure we stayed in the game. Then on our drive we had a tap on the 20, went 60 metres in four tackles and Walsh did the rest. It showed the will to win we have in the squad this year.“The win over Leeds showed that too. It was probably the best game I have been involved in. To have those odds against us and to do such a great job was special. The younger players did great but the silverbacks like Paul Wellens rolled back the years.“His leadership qualities cannot be ignored; he is such a great player for what he brings to this team. He is a leader and someone we look up to. His performance against Leeds typified that. It is good to have that culture at Saints and it stems from years back.“We’re happy at the moment but we have a tough period coming up.”Flash snapped his cruciate last season which forced him to undergo a long rehab programme – and miss most of the 2013 season.“Last year was a nightmare for me and it was about this time when I tore the cruciate in my knee,” he continued. “I’m feeling great now and it’s good to be back out there. I had a good pre-season and I need to thank the medical team here – Joey Hayes and Nathan Mill – because they were great with me and put in a lot of hours to get me back.“I’m pleased with my form and in the last three games I’ve played every minute and we’ve won every game! No seriously, I am happy but there is always room for improvement.“One of the reasons we have performed well is because of the competition in the squad. We had a lot of players in pre-season training and competing for spots. People have to play well to stay in the team. I have full confidence in my ability to stay in the team but I know it isn’t going to be easy.”
FOLLOWING the successful 2015 Academy Tour Saints are pleased to announce the signing of second row forward Alex Eckley.A Pilkington Recs junior and Rainford High pupil, he has progressed through the Club’s scholarship programme and will join up with the Under 19s squad for preseason training next week.“Alex has made some fantastic developments in the last eight months,” Academy head coach Derek Traynor said. “His attitude and thirst for learning saw him attack pre-tour training with such determination that he made all the staff sit up and take notice.“This attitude saw him earn selection in the starting 13 for the first tour game, which was an amazing achievement for the youngest player who only turned 16 right at the end of August.Throughout the tour Alex was an impressive character and he is well placed to continue his development at the next intense level of under 19s rugby.“His contract is fully justified and a good reflection of the hard work his coaches on scholarship and at Pilks.”
Squad:Both sides have named their 19-man squad with Danny Richardson coming in for Dominique Peyroux. Read more here. 2017 Meeting:St Helens 14, Huddersfield 14 (SLR8, 7/4/17)Super League Summary:Huddersfield won 10 St Helens won 33 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs) 1 drawHighs and Lows:Huddersfield highest score: 48-20 (MW, 2016) (Widest margin: 40-4, A, 2013) St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)Head to Head Season Stats:SaintsHuddersfieldTries6168Goals4953Metres21,55421,265Breaks8381Tackles5,7275,679Penalties130128Career Milestones:Jonny Lomax needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career. He has played 145 games for St Helens since 2009, to go with 4 appearances for England (2016).James Roby needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 91 times for St Helens since 2004, to go with 7 tries for England (2008-2013 & 2015) and 1 for Great Britain (2006-2007).Try-Scoring Runs:Jake Mamo (1-1-4) and Jermaine McGillvary (1-2-2) and St Helens’ Mark Percival (2-1-1) have all scored tries in their sides’ last three games.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 30 2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 18 3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17 4 = Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 15 6 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 13 7 = Jake Mamo (Huddersfield Giants), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 12Goals: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 80 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 64 3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 56 4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 44 5 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 43 6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 42 7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 41 8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 37 9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 36 10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 35Goals Percentage: 1 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 100.00 (10/10) 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 90.14 (64/71) 3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (56/64) 4 Martyn Ridyard (Huddersfield Giants/Leigh Centurions) 85.00 (17/20) 5 Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) 83.33 (10/12) 6 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 82.35 (14/17) 7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 80.39 (41/51) 8 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 79.24 (42/53) 9 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 78.72 (37/47) 10 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 76.92 (80/104)Points: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 207 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 141 3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 128 4 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers), Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 120 6 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 107 7 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 96 8 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 94 10 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 88
They are looking for simple yet essential items such as new backpacks, crayons, binders and paper. According to Area Manager George Boone, these are items which give “foster kids the confidence and motivation they need to be successful in school.” The stores will also accept cash donations.The supplies you give stay in the Cape Fear area when they are distributed with help from Children’s Hope Alliance and Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.Click here to find a drop off donation near you.Related Article: Kosher food available to storm victims WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As schools across the Cape Fear open their doors, many students don’t have the necessities to attend class. North Carolina has more than 11,000 children in foster care and they find it very difficult to get their school supplies.In Wilmington, all 8 Mattress Firm stores are stepping in to help and they need your help too. The Mattress Firm Foster Kids School Supply Drive is going on until Sunday, August 27.- Advertisement –
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Related Article: France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagnaThe female appears to be 40-50 years of age. She has brown hair and glasses, wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and black flip flops.If you can identify this female, contact the Holly Ridge Police department at (910) 329-4076.Police say this appears to be the same woman wanted for the same thing at the Scotchman on Richlands Highway and the Speedway on Burgaw Highway. In each case, the woman allegedly stole cartons of cigarettes.Those crimes happened the same day as the Holly Ridge theft.Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity. 1 of 7 Woman accused of stealing cigarettes from gas stations (Photo: Holly Ridge Police Dept.) HOLLY RIDGE, NC (WWAY) — Police are trying to identify a woman who is wanted for allegedly stealing from gas stations in Holly Ridge, Richlands, and Burgaw.The Holly Ridge Police Department responded to a Speedway located on 400 North U.S. 17 in reference to a theft reported on November 9 around 12:03 a.m.- Advertisement – Police say she walked around the store, picked up a Mt. Dew, went to the counter and asked for two cartons of cigarettes. The woman then asked for a single pack of cigarettes.The clerk left the counter to get the single pack of cigarettes and the female took off with the soda and two cartons of cigarettes.The vehicle, a white Buick Rendezvous, did not have a license plate and left on US 17 southbound.
Investigators accuse Zdybel of traveling from South Carolina to meet with the victim for the purposes of having sexual contact.Zdybel is in the Pender County Jail under $1 million bond.Zdybel is a registered sex offender in the state of South Carolina. According to his entry on the registry, he was convicted last year of indecent exposure.Related Article: Police: Business owner, 3 employees killed in North DakotaThe Pender County Sheriff’s Office stresses the importance to parents to constantly monitor their children’s access to social media sites.The sheriff’s office is also asked for the public’s help. They’d like with information about Zdybel to call Det. Sgt. Steve Clina at (910) 259-1437. Blaine Peter Zydbel (Photo: Pender Co. Sheriff’s Office) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A sex offender from South Carolina is accused of traveling to Pender County for a sexual encounter with a child.The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested Blaine Peter Zdybel, 36, of Myrtle Beach, Friday for two counts of felony rape/sex offense, two counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and one count of resist, delay, obstruct a Public Officer.- Advertisement –
Home fire on N. Topsail Beach (Beth Earnest Hanwell/Facebook) NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Town officials say a home caught fire early Sunday morning with more than a dozen people inside in North Topsail Beach.At 4:58 a.m., North Topsail Beach Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at a home along New River Inlet Road. Fire crews from Turkey Creek, Holly Ridge, Surf City and Onslow County EMS also helped NTBFD.- Advertisement – Thanks to the efforts of these crews, the fire was under control by 5:30 a.m. according to town officials. The cause of the fire is under investigation.No one was injured- this includes civilians and first responders. The duplex was occupied by approximately 15 people. The occupants are visiting the area and are now staying with other family members who are also vacationing in the area.As of 2:00 PM, crews were still on scene wetting down “hot spots.” There was and continues to be traffic congestion. We ask that the public do their part by avoiding this area if possible.Related Article: Pilot recovering after small plane crash in Onslow CountyTown Manager Bryan Chadwick would like to thank the fire, police and EMS first responders who worked together to prevent further tragedy.
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