Holmdel girls win CJ II cross country crown

first_imgPlacing all five of their scorers in the top 20, Holmdel’s girls captured the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II cross country championship on Nov. 6. Lennon Cooper led the parade of Hornets at Jamesburg’s Thompson Park by finishing second (19:25) behind Manasquan’s Georgiana Honrath (19:13). Shannon Nelson dipped under 20:00 with a 19:57 that was good enough for seventh place as the Hornets dethroned 2009 champion Rumson-Fair Haven, 58-84. Katie Little (20:38), Lindsay Conlan (21:14) and Gina Delio (21:18) finished 11-18-20 to complete the Hornets’ scoring. T he top five teams and top 10 individuals all advanced to Saturday’s NJSIAA Group State Championships at Holmdel Park. Holmdel’s boys almost made it a clean sweep for the Hornet harriers. They were second to Delaware Valley, 53-62. Jack Baisley (16:56) and Jason Mc- Mullen (17:05) gave the Hornets a good one-two, taking fourth and ninth. Jacob Yang was 11th (17:15). Completing the scoring were Arthur Eng (17:36) and Eric Williams (17:57) in 16th and 22nd. Raritan’s girls are going to Holmdel, having placed fifth (115) in CJ II. The Rockets were led by Stephanie Sparacino (20:49) and Miranda Marques (21:18) in 15th and 19th place. Kayla Cullari (21:29), Amanda Stabile (21:35) and Erin Byrne (21:41) placed 25-27-29. In Group III, Middletown South’s girls lost a close race with Princeton for the sectional title, 57-64. The Eagles ran in a close pack, stacking their runners between ninth and 17th place. Grace Watters led the pack in ninth (20:18) followed in 11th by Taylor Landis (20:30). Brianna Haspel (20:41) and Erica Colavito (20:42) were 13th and 14th, and Christiana Rutkowski (20:55) was 17th . Only 37 seconds separated the five Eagles. That was enough, however, to overcome Princeton having its first three runners take 4-8-10. Middletown South’s boys extended their season by taking fourth (129). Brian George (17:232), James Coulter (17:29), Mac Norman (17:36), Brian Ruane (17:49) and Alex Spence (17:49) finished 17-20-25-33-34. The Non-Public schools, like the state’s top-ranked boys team Christian Brothers Academy, Red Bank Catholic, St. John Vianney and Mater Dei, will be competing for Group championships as well as the public schools on Saturday.last_img read more

BSP delivers sports projects in 2 provinces

first_imgIn Wewak, BSP renovated a basketball and volleyball courts at the Bishop Leo Secondary School. This included balls, pumps, nets and a hoop.Sari Primary School sports area in Wabag was upgraded by BSP into a multi-purpose court where volleyball, netball and tennis can be played.  Items of sports equipment were also given to the school.Bishop Leo principal Steven Bueng praised BSP for its work throughout the country.He said the facility will not only benefit the school but also the surrounding communities that use the facilities which will get more people involved in sports.“We thank you for your tireless efforts to upgrade the courts. Now we have a facility that our students and the local community can use,” said Bueng.last_img read more

Poor safety conditions at ‘semi-legal’ Guyana-Suriname route

first_imgDear Editor,We are a society that sometimes likes to wait for something to happen and then act or do something about it. I would like to highlight the poor safety conditions that befall travellers utilising the ‘semi-legal’ Guyana-Suriname ‘backtrack’ crossing at Corriverton, Corentyne.First of all, life jackets are not used on most of the trips. When I asked for a life jacket, I was told to open a big bag in front of the booth, and when I did, the few in there were soggy and soaked as well as smelly.Many travellers refuse to use these jackets, and just imagine, there are also babies travelling on the 20- minute journey sometimes. It is a dangerous practice and should cease immediately.I think the authorities should have some more regulation over this service which is utilised by dozens of Guyanese and Surinamese on a daily basis.On the Nickerie side, there is no jetty to walk out to the boat, instead women and girls are lifted or jockeyed on the backs of men, and not all females might be comfortable with that practice. For years, this has been the norm.The boats are also open with no shelter from rain or the rough waters of the Corentyne while travelling.They should have boats like those plying the Parika-Supenaam route on the Essequibo and in other places. I urge the Governments of both sides to get involved and deal with the operators; first and foremost, enforce the lifejacket regulation immediately.Sincerely,Name withheldlast_img read more

2nd beaten ‘bandit’ charged

first_imgThe second suspect in the attempted robbery at North Ruimveldt who received a sound thrashing from residents was on Wednesday slapped with two charges and taken before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Collis Amos, 21, pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that on August 17, 2016, he attempted to commit a felony, that is to say robbery under arms on Roger Lovell.Suspected bandit: Collis AmosSuspected bandit: Patrick GoodluckHe also denied the second charge which read that on the same day he had in his possession one .9mm pistol while not being a licensed firearm holder.Police Prosecutor Kerry Bostwick objected to bail, citing the severity of the offence and pointing out that a gun was used in attempted robbery. The Prosecutor also informed the court that the defendant was positively identified by the Virtual Complainant (VC).On Monday, Amos’ alleged accomplice Patrick Goodluck, 22, of Lot T-72 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was charged for the offence.Reports are Lovell was watching television when the defendants broke in to the house and demanded his gold chain and motorcycle.However, an alarm was raised and the defendants were apprehended and dealt a severe thrashing by public-spirited persons.Amos, like Goodluck, was remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 6.last_img read more

Leicester 0-3 Chelsea: Blues go clear at the top without Diego Costa

first_img Antonio Conte’s side retained their seven point advantage 1 Chelsea put their Diego Costa transfer saga to one side as the Blues moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.The Spanish striker did not travel with the rest of Antonio Conte’s squad due to a training ground bust-up, but it mattered little as two goals from Marcos Alonso and a strike from Pedro ensured the visitors did not miss their leading goal scorer at the King Power Stadium.Eden Hazard was the preferred option up front to replace the dropped Costa and the tactical switch had the desired effect, with the runaway leaders convincingly dismantling the champions.Chelsea marked their bright start to the game with a goal as Alonso coolly put the Blues ahead with just over five minutes played.Cesar Azpilicueta’s right wing cross bounced around in the box before the ball eventually made its way to Hazard. Opting not to shoot, Hazard teed up his teammate eight-yards from goal, as Alonso curled his effort past Kasper Schmeichel.The champions managed to stem the flow of Chelsea’s attacks and create an opening of their own past the quarter hour.Marc Albrighton delivered a fine cross into the box for his opposite fullback Ben Chilwell to attack. But despite rising above Victor Moses at the back post, Chilwell failed to generate the necessary power and direction to trouble Thibaut Courtois.Conte’s side were proving a difficult obstacle to surpass as the half wore on, with the Blues holding their own at the home of the champions.But the Foxes threatened to unlock the visiting defence approaching the interval when Jamie Vardy spun David Luiz on the right flank. The England international fizzed in a low cross past Luiz – who was facing his own net – forcing Courtois to palm away the defender’s goal bound clearance.And Chelsea nearly made the Foxes rue their missed chances as Pedro flashed a cleverly worked free-kick wide of the post.Luiz shaped up as if he was about to take a strike on goal, before sliding in a pass to Hazard. The Belgian midfielder played a first-time pass to Pedro, but he sliced his effort well off target as the opportunity disappeared.The Blues doubled their lead within six minutes of second half action as Alonso bagged his second of the night.Alonso reacted to a Christian Fuchs clearance, before sizing up an effort on goal, and watching his strike deflect off Leicester captain Wes Morgan and into the back of the net. The double ricochet left Schmeichel with no chance and gave the visitors some well-deserved breathing space.Incredibly, Alonso nearly grabbed a hat-trick just past the hour mark after his well-timed volley flew past the Leicester post.Moses delivered a deep cross to the edge of the box for the waiting Alonso, who measured his effort within inches of perfection, as his dipping volley had beaten the outstretched hand of Schmeichel, but also the far post too.But Conte’s side capped off their dominant display with a third goal through Pedro with 20 minutes left to play as the forward headed into an empty net.Willian was put clear on the right flank before being confronted by Schmeichel, who rushed from his goal to distract the Blues winger. However, Willian’s clever dink found teammate Pedro, and the former Barcelona man finished with ease to seal all three points.last_img read more

Spurs reveal stunning Nike retro kit to be used in the Champions League

first_img scrap PAYBACK gameday cracker LATEST Nike 2 “Everyone will see the retro influence, it’s a tribute to the jersey culture of the 90s,” said striker and England captain Harry Kane.“When you see the light blue you think of those players who paved the way, and I hope this year we can wear it with pride to go all the way.” The famous light blue shade is integral to the club’s heritage, dating back to 1885 when the club combined the traditional white strip of today with blue.Spurs released a commemorative 125th anniversary kit back in 2007, but the new third strip is completely blue.Last season’s Champions League finalists will wear the new kit next month when their European campaign gets underway against Olympiacos on September 18.Featuring an old school Nike logo with a dark blue collar, the light blue trim is already a hit with players and fans alike.“It’s one of my favourite jerseys for sure, the light blue pops and the retro aesthetic goes down well. I can’t wait to wear it to the European games especially this season,” said lifelong Spurs fan and prominent UK rap star AJ Tracey, featured in the campaign imagery. Spurs fan and rap sensation AJ Tracey models the new Spurs third kit latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Nike appointed ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 2 The new strip features a retor collar and the old school Nike logo SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Tottenham Hotspur have officially released their third kit for the 2019/20 season and it is a thing of beauty.While speculation about Christian Eriksen’s future and indifferent results on the pitch have made the season hard to take, the new kit should lift the mood in north London. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

Man United target Pogba replacement and new striker in double Ligue 1 swoop

first_img 3 Soumare’s contract at Lille expires at the end of the season, but the Ligue 1 club are looking to tie him down to a new one before a potential exit in the summer.He is rated at around €35 to €40million, although if he refuses to pen a new deal he could be signed by Man United for nothing in January.United are also still showing an interest in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several months. 3 Getty Images – Getty 3 Pogba’s current deal expires in 2021, but rumours linking him away from Old Trafford have persisted Lyon’s French forward Moussa Dembele has experience in the Premier League and a definite eye for goal Boubakary Soumare is a France under-21 international and highly-rated in his homeland Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has maintained the World Cup winner is a key member of his squad, while he still has three years left on his contract, but Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a big fan and could make a huge bid to bring him to Spain either in January or next summer having failed to land him this year.And, according to ESPN and French football expert Julien Laurens, United have identified 20-year-old Lille midfielder Soumare as the ideal heir for Pogba.It is claimed the Premier League club have scouted Soumare several times this year and have been impressed with his physicality and skill on the ball for a player of his age.However, they are not the only admirers of young Frenchman ahead and they are now ready to launch a bid to sign him ahead of other interested clubs. AFP or licensors getty Manchester United are interested in a double Ligue 1 swoop for French midfielder Boubakary Soumare and striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.The Red Devils are said to be considering alternatives to Paul Pogba, who is currently on the sidelines with an ankle injury but remains to be strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Ole Gunner Solskjaer keen to bolster his forward line in January and, ESPN claims, he is a big fan of the former Celtic and Fulham striker, who has scored 22 goals in 43 league matches since his move from Scotland in August 2018 – including seven goals in ten games this season.However, Lille has insisted the 23-year-old star is not for sale.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney signs new five-year deal to commit future to Celtic

first_imgBrendan Rodgers has made a number of changes to his squad since being appointed Celtic’s new manager, with strikers Colin Kazim-Richards and Carlton Cole departing.But Tierney has been signed to a new long-term deal with the Parkhead club, with Rodgers making it clear that the teenager is a part of his plans. Kieran Tierney has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic, committing his future to the Scottish Premiership champions.The left back has broken into the Hoops’ first team over the past year, displacing Emilio Izaguirre from the starting lineup. Tierney made 34 appearances for Celtic last season, scoring his first goal for the club in the 7-0 thumping of Motherwell on the final day of the campaign.The 19-year-old also won Scotland’s Young Player of the Year award after such an impressive campaign at Celtic, helping the club to a fifth successive top flight title.last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 8-29-16

first_imgCharges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater Bond:$705 Booking #:95422 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Brass, Matthew D Booking #:95405 Charges:35-48-4-2 Deal in Sch 1,2,3 cont Sub Bond:$1505 Booking Date:08-25-2016 – 8:29 pm Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 3:27 am Bond:$705 Booking #:95389 Release Date:08-28-2016 – 10:49 pm Release Date:08-28-2016 – 1:49 pm Charges:35-43-1-2 Criminal Mischief7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct35-44-3-3 Resisting Officer View Profile >>> Charges:35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% Cox, Walter E View Profile >>> Release Date:08-28-2016 – 1:34 pm Biggs, Sara J Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 2:52 pm Release Date:08-28-2016 – 10:34 pm Booking Date:05-30-2016 – 10:47 pm Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 4:54 pm Bond:$705 Waggoner, Robert L Booking #:95395 Booking #:95426 View Profile >>> Booking #:94900 Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 1:09 pm Bond:$1505 Charges:9-30-10-17 Driving/Forfeiture after life Booking #:95424 Release Date:08-28-2016 – 5:19 pm Scott, Darlla J Booking #:95423 Nieman, Scott D Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 12:41 am Purvis, Michael N Ainscough, Kevin T Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 7:26 pm Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish35-48-4-13 Maintaining a Common Nuisance9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox Donald, Omar S View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-28-2016 – 1:57 am Booking #:95421 View Profile >>> Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox Bond:$1505 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Vogt, Jennifer L Booking #:95425 Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia Release Date:08-28-2016 – 12:49 pm Charges:35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic35-48-4-13 Maintaining a Common Nuisance9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License Release Date:08-28-2016 – 6:04 pm Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 1:42 amlast_img read more

Lean, mean scoring machine

first_imgThe high-octane Dons have the makings for a strong season but must navigate injuriesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School boys basketball team is putting up some ridiculous numbers so far, and with a talented group of sharp shooters, the Dons look poised to do something special again this season.Columbus Catholic began the season with a bang, scoring 101 points in a win over University School of Milwaukee, and followed that up with a narrow win over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption plus three more double-digit victories over Loyal, Auburndale, and Gilman, topping 80 points in each.The 5-0 record is all that matters for the Dons, who finished just one game out of first place behind Spencer and tied with Neillsville in the conference standings a year ago.All three teams are again expected to compete for the Cloverbelt East crown, and the Dons’ early showing may be sending a message that they could be the team to beat.Junior guard Hunter Schultz dropped in a career-high 37 points in the opener and has hit double figures in all four of the Dons’ wins, averaging 25.8 points per game overall.Fellow junior Tyler Fuerlinger has led Columbus in scoring the past two games, tallying 22 points in each, and senior Evan Nikolai is a reigning second-team all-conference performer with a 16 point per game average.The trio of Schultz, Fuerlinger, and Nikolai — along with seniors Billy Young and Matthias Gouin and sophomore guard Nick Malovhr coming off the bench — has been lethal for opponents thus far.Missing are junior Ryan Dieringer and senior center Brett Loveland, who are both coming off injuries and are expected back some time during the second half of the schedule. This leaves just seven healthy varsity players, including junior backup wing Charles Payant, on the roster.“We’re not deep,” Columbus Catholic coach Joe Konieczny said. “If we can get Loveland and Dieringer back here by the end of January, that would really help us. We have to be smarter to cover up the lack of depth. Guys picking up four or five fouls just can’t happen for us.”The Dons’ schedule picks up a bit next week when they host Neillsville on Tuesday and play at Colby on Dec. 18. A game at Granton on Dec. 21 will close out the calendar year, giving the team a much-needed two weeks off before it returns to action Jan. 5 after the winter break.For a team short on the bench, and one that plays as up-tempo as the Dons do, the break will be welcome. The additional four minutes added on to the game with the new timing rules implemented this season, plus the switch to halves from quarters that gives players two fewer built-in breaks during the game, could start to take their toll.“Without the quarter stoppages, coaches will have less time with their teams during the game,” Konieczny said. “Players will have two less rest periods. Having an experienced team, requiring less coaching adjustments, and having a deeper rotation will be definite advantages.”Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at paul@marshfieldareasports.com.last_img read more