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High school football: Mahtomedi’s Corey Bohmert emerges as one of area’s top running backs

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Corey Bohmert and Sawyer Seidl, the starting running backs in Saturday’s game between Mahtomedi and Hill-Murray, played football together in Mahtomedi’s youth programs growing up.

“I would just be kind of there,” Bohmert recalled, “and he would just run 70-yard touchdowns like it’s nothing.”

Seidl, one of the state’s most heralded running backs, is still doing just that for Hill-Murray. He ran for 1,878 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

But Bohmert has since joined the party. Through two games, the Mahtomedi senior has rushed for 420 yards and six touchdowns. That includes a 225-yard, five-touchdown game last week against Cretin-Derham Hall in which Bohmert averaged a gaudy 13.2 yards a carry.

Mahtomedi senior running back Corey Bohmert (21), left, chats with teammates at practice on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Jace Frederick / Pioneer Press)

Mahtomedi has always had a dominant rushing attack. Zephyrs coach Dave Muetzel noted establishing the run is always a priority, particularly in Minnesota, where the weather can make passing a problem on any random Friday.

But so often the Zephyrs have featured bigger, punishing backs — Jackson and Jordan Hull come to mind in the past decade. Bohmert brings more of a home-run element to the equation.

“It’s been fun,” Muetzel said. “Corey is explosive, and he just has a knack where on his cuts, he’s always going downfield. Even on his cuts, he’s getting yards. He has good vision and is explosive, so that’s a pretty good combination.”

The emphasis on those positive cuts was prevalent in conversations this week, as it has been throughout Bohmert’s high school career. It was a lesson he learned as a freshman — on a touchdown run, no less.

Bohmert said he used three consecutive spin moves to get past a defender and into the end zone. But while the result was good, Mahtomedi assistant coach Robert Garry wasn’t thrilled.

The message was clear: One cut, and go.

“Somebody who’s going to do that sits there and dances for two seconds, and then somebody is there where they’re going to get tackled,” Muetzel said.

One big gain essentially can be offset by numerous negative-yardage runs. Bohmert took that message three years ago in stride and has applied it to his approach.

“I used to just try to move around players, and then these coaches helped me make one cut and then just sprint,” he said. “I think the coaches helped me a lot, because I would usually just dance around with them. I wouldn’t get as many yards as I do now.”

This process is simple. Trust your blocking to create a lane, find it, hit it and explode. The proof is in the pudding. Any conversation about the area’s best backs better include Bohmert. And any praise for Bohmert better include his entire offense.

Muetzel noted the Zephyrs have an athletic, though not overly large offensive line. It’s a unit that gets to bodies and delivers hits with consistency. Bohmert touted the line, noting Mahtomedi double teams generally drive opponents back to the linebacker level.

“The O-line kind of makes it happen. They open up hotels and I just kind of run track through it. I just have good speed, I guess, and that helps,” Bohmert said. “Those wide receivers block well, too.”

Bohmert certainly plays his part, as well. Muetzel said the running back has always been an athletic kid who also made significant gains this offseason. Still, even Bohmert couldn’t have predicted this type of start.

“Not the kind of success I have now,” he said, “I don’t know, I’m just trying my hardest. But yeah, I just thank the line for everything. I’ve got my speed, they block their guys, and we do us.”

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Putin calls ‘unprecedented sabotage’ of Nord Stream pipeline an ‘act of international terrorism’

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  • Russian President Putin compares the damage caused by Nord Stream pipelines to “international terrorism”.

  • NATO said pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Europe have been sabotaged.

  • A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the United States would benefit from the leaks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the “unprecedented sabotage” of the Nord Stream gas pipelines an “act of international terrorism”, according to a Kremlin statement on Thursday.

Putin made the comment during a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, according to the reading.

Leaks on the main Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Europe were first detected in Denmark’s Baltic Sea region on Monday. Other leaks have since been discovered, with Sweden announcing on Wednesday that it had detected a fourth leak.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said in a statement on Thursday that the damage was the “result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage”. He threatened to retaliate, stating, “Any deliberate attack on Allied critical infrastructure would be met with a united and determined response.”

The charges continue, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying the damage to Nord Stream appeared to be caused by state-sponsored terrorism, Reuters reported on Thursday.

“It looks like an act of terrorism, possibly at the state level,” Peskov said, according to Reuters. “It is very difficult to imagine that such an act of terrorism could have happened without the involvement of any state.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a pro-Kremlin online broadcast on Thursday that the United States would benefit from the leaks because it would be able to export more liquefied natural gas if the pipelines could not operate, according to Reuters.

The leaks occurred in areas “fully under the control of US intelligence,” Zakharova told Soloviev Live, according to the news agency. “It happened in the trade and economic areas of Denmark and Sweden. There are NATO-centric countries,” Zakharova said. She did not provide evidence for this claim, according to Reuters.

Denmark is a member of NATO, while Sweden has applied to join the political and military alliance.

Zakharova also demanded an explanation from President Joe Biden on “whether the US followed through on its threat” to “terminate #Nordstream”, the Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted. September 28.

She was referring to Biden’s Feb. 7 statement that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be disrupted if Russia invaded Ukraine.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing on Wednesday that Biden was referring to the Nord Stream 2 not starting to operate and dismissed claims that states United States is believed to be responsible for the leaks, according to an official transcript.

“The president said NS2 would not become operational and we would work with Germany on that,” Jean-Pierre said. “And he was right, because Germany took the decision in February to freeze him, which was widely reported by all of you. And so that’s what the president was talking about at the time.”

The Nord Stream 2 never began commercial operations because Germany suspended the project in February, days before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and team owners, the Glazer family, both announced Thursday that they will be making donations to Hurricane Ian relief efforts.

Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwest coast of Florida near Cayo Costa as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday. It strengthened in the Atlantic after killing at least 19 people in Florida and leaving millions without power, driving winds of nearly 85 mph on its way to the South Carolina coast.

Brady said in a Posting on Twitter“Happy was able to go home Sunday night, but so many people in Florida won’t be able to do the same.

“I will donate to the Florida Disaster Fund to get things started, and I hope the rest of the NFL family in our state follows suit.”

The Glazer family will donate $1 million allocated to “organizations that provide support to those most affected by the storm in Southwest Florida and across the state.

“The destruction experienced in Southwest Florida and the damage inflicted across our state will be felt for some time to come,” Bucs co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said in a statement. “It will take whole communities working together resiliently for an extended period and our family is committed to helping the recovery.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people affected, the heroic first responders and all those helping to keep others safe.”

The Bucs moved football operations to Miami, South Florida earlier this week in the wake of the storm. Earlier Thursday, the Buccaneers announced Sunday night’s home game against the Kansas City Chiefs would be played as scheduled at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Brady, 45, spoke of the positive impact hosting Sunday’s game in Tampa could have had on the sport’s unifying ability.

“I always feel like sports have brought people together over a long period of time,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion told the media. “Looking at different adversities, whether it’s 9/11 or Katrina, sport has an amazing way of healing wounds and bringing people together and bringing communities together and starting to encourage a common interest for the common good.”

He added: “I think anytime you can be a part of things like that it’s a great feeling. I know it means a lot to us to always have the opportunity to come out and play for our fans. But after what so many people have been through in the state, it’s great to go out there and give them something to cheer about.

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The typical New York landlord doesn’t give a fuck. That’s what TikToker Trina Rose learned the hard way when she encountered rats and cockroaches — and major flooding — in her $3,000-a-month apartment in Brooklyn.

You won’t catch Asia Grace from the Post picking up dead vermin. She called the trendy Williamsburg pad “disgusting” and “uninhabitable”. Worse still, Rose’s “greedy bastard” landlord raised the rent by $800 a month and then put the apartment up for sale for $4,700, she claims.

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Newcastle confirm deal to sign Garang Kuol from Central Coast Mariners in January as Magpies beat Barcelona against wonderkid who moved to Australia as a refugee

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Newcastle United have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign much-loved teenager Garang Kuol, who will join the Premier League club in January.

The 18-year-old currently plays for Australian side Central Coast Mariners but the Magpies moved quickly to sign him ahead of a queue from top European clubs.

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Kuol, who recently made his senior international debut for the Socceroos, arrived in the north east on Wednesday to sign the terms, with Newcastle announcing the deal will become official in January 2023 when the transfer window opens.

Speed ​​was key for Eddie Howe, with the Daily Mail reporting that Stuttgart had already made an offer, while Barcelona wanted him on a two-year loan.

He is believed to cost around £300,000 and complete an initial loan spell after joining Newcastle.

Kuol’s family is from Sudan, but fled to Egypt, where Garang was born in 2004.

The family lived in Egypt for a year before moving to Australia as refugees.

Her father, Mawien, and her mother, Antonita, worked as dry cleaners, while Antonita also had a job as a seasonal worker in a fruit factory.

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And he is now on his way to becoming a Premier League player, as he told his new club’s official website: “It’s unreal.

“As a young boy in Australia, the Premier League is the main thing that everyone watches, but no one really thinks they’ll reach those heights. To be one of those people, to be in the position that I’m in, that’s It’s incredible.

“Now that I’ve signed for Newcastle I want to train hard, play hard, hopefully go to the World Cup and come back here.”

Kuol made his A-League debut for the Central Coast Mariners in April, scoring four goals in his first eight games.

He thrived under the tutelage of Nick Montgomery – the former Sheffield United midfielder.

Kuol made his debut for the Australian national in a friendly against New Zealand during the recent international break.

He was also selected in the 2022 A-League All Stars squad which faced Barcelona in front of over 70,000 spectators in Sydney earlier this year.

And now that he has completed his move to Newcastle, he has followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Alou, who joined Stuttgart last year.

Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth said: “Garang is a very promising young talent and we are delighted that he will continue his development as a Newcastle United player.

“Our philosophy is to invest in our Academy and in exciting young players for the future, as well as players needed to make an immediate impact in the first team.

“We wish Garang well in his remaining matches with the Central Coast Mariners and we hope to see him back on the international stage very soon.”

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Apple shares fell 4.9% on Thursday after Bank of America analysts gave the stock a rare downgrade.

Analysts lowered their buy rating to neutral, also reducing its price target from $185 to $160 per share. They said they anticipated “weaker consumer demand” over the next year and pointed to macroeconomic challenges.

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The broader market was also negative on Thursday, but Apple’s fall was still greater than that of major indexes like the S&P 500, which fell 2.1% on Thursday.

The downgrade came on the heels of a Bloomberg report on Wednesday that Apple had told some suppliers to scrap plans to ramp up production of its new iPhone 14 after failing to see demand as high as expected. It also put pressure on Apple shares.

A second company, however, disagreed with the BofA rating. Rosenblatt Securities upgraded its rating on Apple from neutral to buy and raised its price target to $189 from $160, implying a 25% upside from current levels. He made the call after his survey of more than 1,000 American adults showed strong demand for even the most expensive new Apple products.

Rosenblatt questioned the production report, writing that there is “a recent history of comparable reports proving misleading when actual numbers are released.”

– CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.

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Vladimir Putin claims to annex parts of Ukraine his troops currently occupy, while threatening to use nuclear weapons if war does not go his way, so now is not the time for Western democracies to waver. . The Biden administration deserves credit for announcing $1.1 billion in additional security aid this week, but buried in the details is a warning about America’s ability to sustain a long war.

The Pentagon has announced “the start of a procurement process” that will eventually supply Ukraine with more multi-mission radars, anti-piloted aerial systems, tactical vehicles that tow weapons and other equipment . The United States will also purchase 18 high-mobility artillery rocket systems, known as Himars, to complement the 16 that Ukraine is currently using to excellent effect on the battlefield, especially at depots. ammunition and Russian logistics lines.

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