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Wynnum cottage steeped in bayside history

first_imgThe home has timber floorboards and character features.“They worked out of Wynnum Creek, which runs behind the house,” he said. “All the boats used to be at the back (of the houses) and all the nets.“The other fishermen used to come and go all the time and they would have smoke boxes down there and they would come home and smoke the fish.” 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 2020Mrs Hazel passed away two years ago and Mr Warriner bought her home from his mum and aunt.“We renovated it because it was a little bit old and tattered. We polished all the floors inside, painted it and renovated the bathroom,” he said. The home at 44 Saint Catherines Tce, WynnumA SLICE of bayside history will be up for grabs when this post-war cottage goes under the hammer next month.The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 44 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum, has been in the same family for three generations. Thomas “Bondy” Hazel and his wife Hazel Hazel, nee Crouch, built the home next door to Hazel’s parents and across the road from her brother’s house. Mr and Mrs Hazel’s grandson, Nathan Warriner, said his grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncles were all well-known Moreton Bay fishermen and the St Catherines Tce homes were part of a little fishing community. The bathroom has been completely renovated.The home is on a 713sq m block on two lots. It has open living, dining and kitchen areas, a family bathroom and a sleep-out. The master bedroom has a bay window with under bench storage and security screens. Outside there is an undercover patio and a carport. “It’s a really nice little home,” Mr Warriner said. “It’s really quiet and you get a bit of sea breeze through in summer. “There’s a sleep-out at the front and it’s nice to sit out there and get the morning sun in winter.” The Wynnum property is being marketed by Gail Gobey and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Property. The home will be auctioned on June 11 at 11am.last_img read more

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Volleyball: UW women’s volleyball team is optimistic after fall season cancellation

first_imgIn the face of complete chaos and uncertainty, perhaps no collegiate sports program is better equipped to handle the cancellation of a fall season quite like the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team.In 2019, Badger volleyball reached their second national championship under Head Coach Kelly Sheffield, and their third in the program’s 46-year run. Ultimately, the Badgers fell to Stanford in the final, but with a lot of returning talent and a core group of seniors, these women were poised to come back stronger than ever this fall.In fact, according to way-too-early power rankings after the conclusion of the 2019 season, the Badgers were ranked No. 1 ahead of the 2020 campaign. While the official volleyball rankings never surfaced before this fall season was canceled, it was safe to assume the Badgers would be a team to beat — maybe the team to beat.UW Athletics: Catching up with your favorite Badgers in professional sportsOver the years, many of Wisconsin’s athletes have moved on to productive careers in professional sports. With so many prominent Read…One might assume the cancellation of the fall season would mess with the mojo of such a touted team. While the sour taste of championship defeat may linger in the mouths of many returning players, the fire and the hunger brought on by that defeat could be exhausted during a long drought without play and a future full of unknowns as to when play could resume.As it turns out, these assumptions couldn’t be more wrong. From the moment the decision was handed down by the Big Ten Conference, the Badger volleyball team was clear about how it would deal with the matter.“We were expecting the decision,” Coach Sheffield said. “It just added clarity to move forward, and to do it together. We immediately called a meeting in the Field House, I saw a lot of head nods as I was telling them. And then a couple players spoke up and said, ‘Hey this doesn’t change anything, we still have great things to accomplish. Let’s stay together and stay positive.’ There was a lot of leadership and passion in the moment. We were ready to move forward right away.”Hilley vs Carlini: Comparing two of the greatest Wisconsin settersLauren Carlini and Sindey Hilley have both been bringing a lot of attention to the University of Wisconsin volleyball program Read…For All-American setter and UW senior Sydney Hilley, this is an opportunity to be optimistic and continue the desire to get better. “Even though we were disappointed we didn’t get to play this fall, we can make up for missed practices from the spring now,” Hilley said. “We can train with each other and be that much more prepared for when the season does finally happen.”The squad wasted no time taking this mentality into practice. The first practice following the decision to cancel the fall season was one of the most energetic and cutthroat he had ever been a part of, Coach Sheffield said.“They just went at each other for two hours,” Coach Sheffield said. “They have motivation coming out of all their pores.”That practice is by no means an exhaustion of pent up energy and frustration but a tangible spark which speaks to the makeup of the team moving forward during this time of limbo. Men’s Basketball: NCAA announces four potential start dates for 2020 seasonFirst reported on Aug. 27 by CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, the NCAA is looking at four potential start dates for Read…There is no question the 2020 Wisconsin volleyball team possesses immense talent and potential to achieve wonderful things on the court, but performance and talent are only a couple of the necessary ingredients. Hilley notes that their chemistry throughout the entire roster is proof of their willingness to persevere through this patch of uncertainty and that it’s never been stronger than right now. “Our entire program has done a really good job,” Hilley said. “Our captains did a great job making sure we stayed in the loop. Our coaches have also been very involved. We had a book club meeting where we could just talk about things not related to pandemic or volleyball and a documentary club where we all got together. Also coaches would call to check-in. All of our teammates and coaches genuinely care about everyone, so we have been able to stay connected throughout this whole thing.”Beyond the strengthening of team chemistry, Coach Sheffield’s players have picked up a mindset which could not have been born without the current circumstances.“They bought into the concept of discipline yourselves so nobody else has to,” Coach Sheffield said. “In the world of COVID, you have to discipline yourself if your goal is to stay healthy and keep the people around you healthy. You have to lead a disciplined life, make disciplined choices. I’ve been really impressed by the lifestyle they have chosen to live. Living in the unknown can be really tough. I think they have flown with that really well. They have just been really mature.”As Coach Sheffield’s team continues to move forward toward an uncertain future, he and his players remain disciplined and unfazed by these rare circumstances. These circumstances have only made them stronger. Whether it’s this winter, spring or next fall, we will see this unit ready to take the court at some point. We just aren’t sure anyone else in the country could possibly be ready for them.last_img read more