Assets, loans, deposits, membership up in Q1 2017

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) reported that assets, loans and shares (deposits) at federally insured credit unions expanded during the first quarter.According to the NCUA, loans grew by 10.6 percent over the last year to to $884.6 billion. However, loan growth slowed during the first quarter of 2017 to an annualized rate of 7.12 percent. With the exception of credit card loans, all other major loan categories posted an increase during the first quarter.Insured shares and deposits rose $78 billion, or 7.8 percent, over the four quarters ending in the first quarter of 2017 to $1.1 trillion. However, the pace of share growth accelerated during the first quarter of 2017 to 16.62 percent.So, while the loan-to-share ratio of 77.73 percent was up from a year ago, it was down from the end of 2016. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more

GSA advances to EM final with 7-5 win over Bucksport

first_imgIt’s jubilation for the George Stevens Academy boys after their 7-5 Eastern Maine Class C semifinal baseball win over the Golden Bucks on Saturday in Bucksport.BUCKSPORT — The George Stevens Academy Eagles avenged two regular season losses and ended the baseball season for the Bucksport Golden Bucks with a 7-5 Eastern Maine Class C semifinal win on Saturday.It took the Eagles an extra inning to do it after the top-seeded Golden Bucks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to knot the score at 5-5.But it will be fourth-seeded GSA that will now play for the EM title on Tuesday at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium.The Golden Bucks got off to a strong start as righthander Carter DeRedin retired the Eagles in order in the top of the first inning.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport jumped on GSA righthander Will Ricker for two runs in the bottom of the first.Josh Gray opened with a single, then went to second on a passed ball.Asher Bowden followed with a single to center and Gray, who had held at third, raced home when the throw to the plate sailed over the head of catcher Dakota Chipman.Bowden went to third on a groundout by Jack Cyr and scored on a wild pitch to put the Bucks up 2-0.But the lead didn’t last long.With one out in the top of the second, GSA’s Cooper Smallidge singled and Ricker followed with a double, moving him to third.Tyler Webber walked to load the bases and Smallidge scored when Will Entwistle grounded into a force at second.Kelsey Allen then reached on a Bucksport throwing error with Webber scoring the tying run.Neither DeRedin nor Ricker yielded a run through the next four innings, though the Golden Bucks left the bases loaded when Ricker struck out Jake Gauvin in the bottom of the sixth.GSA jumped in front in the top of the seventh.Webber led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Entwistle.Kelsey Allen followed with an opposite field double, moving Webber to third.Finn McMahon-Allwine then lashed a single, driving in both Webber and Allen.Allwine was then waved to second on a balk, went to third on a groundout by Garrison Looke and scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 5-2 lead.But the Bucks weren’t through.With one out in the bottom of the inning, Gray singled, Asher Bowden singled and Jack Cyr doubled on a ball that got momentarily hung up in fencing at the left field wall.Gray scored on the double, and Bowden was waved home and Cyr sent to third after umpires ruled that the ball was playable.Cyr then scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Maguire.But the Eagles were more than equal to the challenge.With one out in the top of the eighth, Smallidge doubled and Jake Reynolds was inserted to run.Ricker then singled down the left field line and Reynolds raced home with what proved to be the winning run.The Eagles added an insurance run when Ricker went to third on a groundout by Webber and scored on a wild pitch.In the bottom of the inning, Ricker got the first batter on a fly ball but walked Dylan Soper.That brought righthander Garrison Looke on in relief and Looke walked Gauvin to put the tying run on base.But Ricker, who was moved to left field, saved a run — and perhaps more — with a diving catch of a sinking line drive by pinch hitter Andy Allan.Gray was retired on a game-ending line drive to right, and the Eagles swarmed onto the field in celebration.DeRedin went the distance for the Golden Bucks, giving up six hits, striking out three batters and walking three.Ricker scattered eight hits, struck out six and walked two in seven and one-third innings.With the win, the Eagles upped their record to 14-4, while the Bucks closed out with a 15-3 record.In earlier playoff action:GSA 5, Mattanawcook 4Just as it did in the semifinal, it took the Eagles eight innings to edge the fifth-seeded Matta-nawcook Academy Lynx 5-4 in Friday’s quarterfinal in Blue Hill.Anthony Bianco, who had a pair of singles for GSA, drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.Kelsey Allen doubled and drove in a run and Tyler Webber also doubled for the Eagles, who had just five hits for the game.For the 12-5 Lynx, Gunner Maxwell singled twice and Trysten Pelkey drove in a run with a single.Camden Hills 3, MDI 2At Rockport on Thursday, the Camden Hills Windjammers ended the season for the Mount Desert Island Trojans with a 3-2 Class B quarterfinal win.The Windjammers scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to stake pitcher Chandler Crans to a 3-0 lead.The Trojans rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh, but the Windjammers thwarted an attempted steal of home for the game-ending third out.Jack Sasner singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Trojans, who had just three hits against Crans.Tom Paola started on the mound for the Trojans and Jon Phelps came on in relief in the fifth inning.Ben Rollins singled twice and drove in two runs for the Windjammers.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. 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UW takes down South Dakota

first_imgIn the midst of Madison’s first snowstorm of the year, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team buried South Dakota on Saturday afternoon, 76-61, having never given up the lead.The Badger’s didn’t lose much heat from their ‘can’t miss’ attitude last Wednesday against N.C. State, finishing with 45.3 percent of shots from the floor in the bucket, including 38.7 from behind the arc.Point guard Jordan Taylor came within one assist from a milestone in UW basketball. Taylor finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, one helper away from the first triple-double in the program’s history. Nonetheless, it was still the junior’s first double-double of his career.Senior forward Jon Leuer led all players with 29 points, fueled largely by six three-pointers. Leuer also contributed another nine rebounds and four blocks.Despite changing their defensive scheme a few times in the game, the Coyotes couldn’t prevent the containment breaches of Taylor and Leuer.“A couple kids we could not contain,” said South Dakota head coach Dave Booth. “Taylor’s penetration, he got to the basket whenever he wanted to and Leuer, he was a just lights-out offensive player.”Wisconsin scored four 3-pointers within its first six shots on the floor, including three from Leuer to quickly jump out to a 13-2 advantage after four minutes.Wisconsin’s lead on South Dakota stretched and thinned throughout the first half as the South Dakota shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 45.5 from the arc, to keep up with the Badgers’ pace.From an offensive standpoint, SDU’s approach to the game didn’t surprise UW head coach Bo Ryan one bit.“You know if you watch South Dakota on film, you could have scripted this game yourself,” Ryan said. “This is how they play…. The pops, the stare stare-you-down-pull-up-let-it-fly – every game, whether it was Marquette, Wyoming, Illinois State.”The Coyotes also forced seven turnovers in the first half as well, mostly off of bad passes, and capitalized on those to keep it close. Wisconsin gained as much as a 15-point lead on South Dakota midway through the first half, but led by just five at the break.“That was their M.O., that they were going to come in and come in firing, they have a lot of guys that can do that,” Leuer said. “In hindsight, it would have been better to close out, maybe play some screens differently, but they were pushing in transition and coming down, maybe 25 seconds left on the shot clock, and just firing up threes.”That script changed just a little bit in the second half when South Dakota’s bombardment stopped falling in the basket, shooting about 28 percent from the field and from behind the arc as well.Although its three-point percentage took a bit of a dip, Wisconsin maintained its poise in the second half, while also cutting its turnovers to two. Slowly the Badgers began to separate themselves from the Coyotes.“Sometimes when you fill the middle and jam things up, a lot of those threes that we took were as a result to the ball touching the short corner, the baseline, or the post and on kickouts, traditionally, that’s the highest percentage three you can get when the ball goes to the post and then goes out,” Ryan said.“So when those are there you got to be able to hit them and we had just one little dry patch in there but other than that we have a pretty good system for threes. We had 36 points on 31 shots, that’s good. Anytime you get more points than shot attempts from three, it’s OK.”UW’s bench contributed 15 points, six of them coming from junior forward Rob Wilson, who failed to miss a shot on the day while also adding a rebound and two assists in just seven minutes of play.Wilson, who’s been working his way back into the lineup since injuring his hamstring early in the preseason, still needs to develop his play on defense before receiving more time on the floor, according to Ryan.“There are certain things we do, that we say, and when you don’t do it, you need to watch,” Ryan said. “It’s pretty simple, I have rules on defense. If guys aren’t playing as much against certain teams it might be because, defensively, they don’t handle certain things real well.”last_img read more

NFL free agency rumors: Jets to sign WR Jamison Crowder

first_imgThe Jets are adding a new slot receiver to their roster.New York is signing former Redskins wideout Jamison Crowder to a three-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, according to an ESPN report.  NFL trade rumors: Jets to acquire guard Kelechi Osemele from Raiders NFL free agency rumors: Jets divided over Le’Veon Bell decision New York could be poised to pursue some elite talent moving forward as it looks to improve upon last season’s 4-12 finish. Jets are giving WR Jamison Crowder a 3-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019Crowder, 25, posted a career-low 29 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns for the Redskins in 2018. He appeared in nine games and become an unrestricted free agent after the season.The Jets ranked 25th in passing yards last season and have the second-most cap space in the NFL entering free agency. Related Newslast_img read more