Balance helps CBA retain county XC crown

first_imgBY VIN RAPOLLA Staff Writer BY VIN RAPOLLAStaff Writer Nothing has come easily to the Christian Brothers Academy cross country team this fall. The Monmouth County Championships proved to be no exception as the Colts needed to call on their strength in numbers to beat Colts Neck, 54-75, to claim their fifth consecutive title, on a rain-soaked Holmdel Park course that made footing treacherous. Colts Neck’s Craig Forys (16:42), winning a record-tying third straight victory, and teammate Brenden Krewer (16:48) went one-two for the Cougars giving them a big edge up top. But CBA countered by placing its top five runners from third to 17th to win its 32nd county championship. Chris Lombardi led the Colts in third place (16:49). Vin Ferrer was eighth (17:00) followed by Brandon Pierson in 11th (17:14). Rounding out the scorers were Ben Horel (17:33) and William Penney (17:35), who were 15th and 17th. Just 46 seconds separated the Colts’ top five runners. Middletown South was fifth (177), led by Pat Montalbano in 16th (17:34). Matawan was sixth (252) with Jake McCormack leading the Huskies in 19th (17:37). Holmdel’s Richie Greco put himself up with the county’s best, finishing seventh (16:57) and the Hornets were 11th (287). St. John Vianney’s James Coleman was 12th (17:19). The top 15 teams and top 25 individuals at the county championships qualified for Saturday’s Shore Conference Championships at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. Middletown North was the final team to punch its ticket to OCP, finishing 15th (380). Mater Dei sophomore Marie Walsh was second only to one of the country’s best harriers, Colts Neck’s Ashley Higginson. While Higginson toured the 5K Holmdel Park course solo (18:28), Walsh beat everyone else in the field with her 19:35. Teammate Liz Shaw was 11th (20:21), helping the Seraphs finish seventh (240) and qualify for the SC as a team. Middletown North’s Kristin Johnson (20:21) and Raritan’s Christine Altland (20:21) were 12th and 13th. St. John Vianney’s Chelsea Delaney (20:42) were 19th. The local teams that have qualified for the SC are: Middletown South (205), fifth, Middletown North (245), ninth, Raritan (274), 10th, Matawan (290), 11th, Holmdel (332), 13th and SJV (356), 14th. The Ocean County Championships were held Saturday at OCP. Jackson’s Chris Karle (15:31) won his second straight title and led the Jaguars to the team title with 59 points. On the girl’s side, Jackson’s Amanda Marino (17:51) was victorious while Monsignor Donovan won the team title over Jackson, 33-67. The talent at Saturday’s Shore Conference Championships will liken to that of a state championship meet. Six of the top 20 girls teams in the state will be going at it, including Monmouth County champion Colts Neck, top ranked in the state, and Ocean winner Mon Don. Marino and Higginson are the state’s two best harriers at this time. On the boy’s side, Jackson will be looking to dethrone CBA. The Jags topped the Colts at the Shore Coaches meet at the beginning of October, but that was a month ago and since then, the Colts have been gaining confidence. It’s still a tall task for CBA, but Jackson had better run well Saturday because the Colts have more balance. In Forys, the conference has the best runner in the state, who was ranked No. 4 in the country at the start of the cross country season.last_img read more

TnT rallies back to pip NLEX in OT

first_imgThe Road Warriors’ 76 points in the first half are the most this conference but that was for naught as the the KaTropa unleashed a 73-45 blast in the next three periods.After allowing NLEX get into rhythm early, TnT head coach Nash Racela said the players had the initiative to turn things around defensively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNLEX shot a preposterous 60 percent clip in the first half but TnT’s tighter defense held down the Road Warriors to a 36.17 shooting percentage in the latter periods. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Pogoy had 20 points to contribute to TnT’s offense.Wayne Chism led NLEX with 35 points and 21 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte ‘Like teammates’: Maraño, Bolick push each other to greater heights Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Jayson Castro vs Jonas Villanueva. PBA IMAGESTnT labored its way to a third straight win, overcoming NLEX, 126-121, in overtime Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Jayson Castro led the second-half charge for KaTropa, who trailed by as much as 29 points after the Road Warriors’ record-setting performance in the first two quarters.ADVERTISEMENT “It was the players who suggested things and it started working out in the second half,” said Racela. “I think in the first half, NLEX was really shooting the ball comfortably, and the players were really taking very open shots that are not acceptable.”“It was the players who talked before I entered the dugout, they were already talking with each other and they were trying to find ways to rally back.”TnT was eventually able to dictate the tempo in the overtime period going on an early 7-0 run with Roger Pogoy hitting a triple from the right wing to give the KaTropa a 120-113 lead.The KaTropa had four players score at least 20 points but it was Jayson Castro who shone the brightest as he put up a 32-point, 11-assist line.Donte Greene had a 26-point, 16-rebound double-double while Ranidel had his own with 22 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test View commentslast_img read more

Bolts fend off Aces’ late comeback

first_imgEnciso and dela Cruz scored eight points each in the final five minutes as the Aces mounted a spirited run to make things interesting down the stretch.With Meralco’s lead cut to 10, Amer took matters into his own hands, isolating Enciso and crossing him up for a pull up jumper that made it, 95-83, with 1:21 left.Jefferson cut it to single digits with a quick triple before Bolts skipper Jared Dillinger sank two free throws with exactly a minute to go.Dillinger wound up with 15 points, going 6-of-6 from the free throw line.ADVERTISEMENT Alex Stepheson also produced big numbers with 17 points and 26 rebounds for Meralco, which saw its 25-point lead in the fourth quarter dwindle to nine, 95-86, with 1:19 remaining.“I thought we did a pretty good job for about 44 mins. Last four minutes we got a little bit sloppy and to be honest we got a little bit tired,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Key to winning was to break the pressure of Alaska and for the most part, we were able to do a good job.”Cory Jefferson led the Aces with 32 points and 13 rebounds but it was Simon Enciso and captain Tony dela Cruz, who sparked their team’s fourth-quarter fightback. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Meralco’s Baser Amer. PBA IMAGESMeralco withstood a late rally by Alaska to win, 99-91, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday night at Mall of Asi Arena. Baser Amer nearly had a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds that went with five assists and two steals for the Bolts, who notched their fifth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Injured Parks regrets absence in Alab’s do-or-die game Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

Canje River almost impassable

first_imgThe Canje River is almost impassable as large sections are blocked by grass.The waterway is used by loggers as well as the Regional Administration to transport fuel for major pump stations located along the River, which also irrigates Black Bush Polder, the largest rice producing area in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The River also provides the only access for riverine communities.Concerned residents explained that they were forced to use sticks to push their boats along the grass for long distances before finding open water. On several occasions, they are forced to step out of their boats and stand on the grass to drag the boats along.A section of the River clogged with grassThose affected have also blamed the contractor responsible for cutting the grass for the current situation, which according to the residents, has caused blockage of more than 35 miles of the waterway.Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop, speaking with the media, said that the issue was raised with the Regional Administration and their advice was not being adhered to.DeRoop says the Administration will be expected to transport fuel shortly to pump stations so that farmers along the Corentyne will have water in a timely manner.He explained, “Fuel is due to go in there in another week or two and that will be a major problem for us. I am foreseeing a disaster for us. I don’t know what can be done there. If the boats cannot go in there, then the pumps will have to stop and that could mean disaster for rice farmers and cash crop farmers in the Black Bush Polder and the Corentyne. If there is no fuel there and boats cannot go in to deliver fuel, then the pumps will have to stop and with farmers now flooding their fields so it could mean disaster for us.”When this publication visited a section of the blocked river, a thick layer of grass was seen floating upriver with the tide. The residents stated that with the current spring tide, the river might not be cleared until February if drastic steps were not taken.last_img read more

New Arsenal signing ready to fight for his place

first_img Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina Colombian international David Ospina has revealed he is fully fit and ready to compete for a place in the Arsenal first-team.The goalkeeper joined the Gunners in the summer for £4million from Nice and signed a five-year contract.Ospina arrived at the Emirates Stadium with a thigh injury, but despite that the 26-year-old has admitted he is settled in north London and ready for the season ahead.“I feel very well and already settled. At Arsenal you can really focus on your job since the club provides with anything you may need,” Ospina told the Arsenal website.“Once settled, I am trying to make the most of this opportunity I’ve been given.“Physically I feel strong and 100% recovered. I was injured when I arrived to the team and that’s not an ideal situation.“Injuries don’t help at all when you are trying to settle in, but thank God now I am in a good condition.” 1last_img read more

‘Joining Leeds was a no-brainer’, insists new manager Rosler

first_img New Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler Uwe Rosler says he has been handed “the chance of a lifetime” after he was named the new head coach of Leeds United on Wednesday afternoon.The former Brentford and Wigan boss was quick to insist he had no hesitation about becoming the latest in a long line of coaches under the stewardship of Massimo Cellino, known as the ‘manager eater’ during his time in Italy.Following the departure of Neil Redfearn, who did not have his contract renewed, Rosler has become Cellino’s fifth head coach since he took control of the club in April 2014.“I’m very happy to be here,” said the German coach.“This opportunity came at very short notice and it can’t get bigger than this. It was a no-brainer.“Life is a challenge. I know what I’m getting myself into. I thrive on pressure and challenges. I’m not suicidal. If I didn’t see a chance to be successful, I wouldn’t have taken it.“I’m a hard-working person. It’s the way I was brought up, the way I played the game, the way I deal with personal problems and the way I manage. I think you need those qualities to win the crowd over here.“To be the head coach of Leeds United was the chance of a lifetime. This is a great football club with great potential.”Rosler added that Leeds wasn’t his only option, but once he heard of the their interest there was only one club he was going to join.He said: “I had a number of opportunities but I chose this one because it’s Leeds United, because of the core of players and because the owner Mr Cellino is very passionate. I also have passion and we all want the best for this football club.“My ambition next season is to get more points and improve the players collectively and individually. We’re aiming for top ten. I would call that a successful season.” 1last_img read more

PENALTY POINTS U-TURN IS VICTORY FOR FISHING COMMUNITIES – DOHERTY

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed the decision announced today by Minister Michael Creed which ensures that penalty points within the fishing industry can now only be applied after the complaint has been heard by a court.Doherty has long campaigned for a change to the systemSpeaking following the announcement in the Dáil, Deputy Doherty said: “The last government created a lot of anger amongst the fishing community in respect of the controversial penalty points issue which implemented a statutory position for the imposition of penalty points on fishermen without recourse to the justice system, despite a ruling of the High Court. “It is a positive and very welcome development that the new Minister has now removed the statutory instrument of March 2016 signed by his predecessor Minister Coveney, which Sinn Féin believes discriminated against fishermen and the industry as a whole.“I welcome the fact that Minister Creed has stated that he will be giving effect to the decision either through the implementation of a new statutory mechanism or by introducing primary legislation.“Depending on the content of the new mechanism or legislation, this decision represents a significant victory for fishing communities throughout the state, including here in our county of Donegal which has a proud and long fishing tradition.”PENALTY POINTS U-TURN IS VICTORY FOR FISHING COMMUNITIES – DOHERTY was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp reveals Joe Gomez in line to start for Liverpool against Plymouth

first_img1 Joe Gomez will make his first Liverpool appearance in more than a year on Sunday.The England Under-21 international suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in October 2015, shortly after Jurgen Klopp’s arrival as Reds manager.Gomez, a central defender or full-back, had enjoyed an impressive start to his Liverpool career after a £3.5m move from Charlton.The 19-year-old returned to training in October and is now deemed fit enough to return for the first team against Plymouth in Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Anfield.“It will be his first game for a long time,” Klopp said of Gomez.“It is the next step on a long way to go. He has already had a long way but everything is good.“It is nice for all of us because we are really happy for him. He is fit now.” Joe Gomez [right] in action for Liverpool against Arsenal last_img read more

LAUSD bill called unconstitutional

first_imgSACRAMENTO – On the eve of a key vote on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s school-takeover plan, a new state legal opinion issued Monday reaffirmed that the proposal appears to be unconstitutional even after it was amended to address legal concerns. The opinion from state Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine echoes a review she issued earlier this summer finding that the Legislature does not have the legal authority to give a mayor control over a school district. “I think it’s pretty clear that the current language is unconstitutional,” said Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, an opponent of the bill who requested the new opinion. “But I think further than that, it makes the argument as to why any language will be unconstitutional. I think that’s the hurdle the mayor has to deal with.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAfter Boyer-Vine’s office issued that earlier opinion on July 17, Villaraigosa and bill author Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, amended the bill to address concerns raised by her and by the city’s legislative analyst. Those amendments included giving the county superintendent of education authority to approve Villaraigosa’s proposal for a new mayor-controlled community partnership to directly oversee the lowest-performing schools. The idea behind that amendment was to allow existing educational agencies to have the ultimate authority, similar to a concept used in the law allowing charter schools, which successfully withstood constitutional doubts. Runner had requested that the Legislative Counsel’s Office review the new language. The opinion she issued Monday, signed by deputy counsel Gerardo Partida, was nearly identical to the previous document. The opinion notes that no court has addressed the question, but case law and a reading of the state constitution lead to the conclusion that the constitution “would be construed by a court to prohibit the Legislature from transferring by statute authority or control over educational functions currently performed by a school district to the mayor of a charter city.” But Villaraigosa and his allies remain undeterred. Thomas Saenz, the mayor’s legal counsel, noted that the legislative counsel’s review is just one opinion, and that the office has been wrong on other bills in the past. The Legislature is free to ignore that opinion and allow the courts to decide the matter, he said. “It is our view that even without the county superintendent provision, with due respect, the opinion is wrong and the law would be upheld,” Saenz said. “We added the county superintendent piece just as an additional protection against a legal challenge.” The opinion was issued as Villaraigosa returned to Sacramento again to try to round up votes for his proposal, which is expected to come to a Senate floor vote this week. Los Angeles Unified School District board President Marlene Canter also returned to Sacramento, her 13th trip, to lobby against the bill. “Whenever it goes on the Senate floor, my hope is that it moves as quickly as possible,” Villaraigosa said. “I imagine there will be a vigorous debate.” Canter said in speaking to legislators one of the common concerns was about the constitutionality of the bill. She also thinks the effort will interfere with progress the district has made in improving test scores and other academic measures. “The last thing you want is a mess,” Canter said. “And this has the potential of being one. And that’s not what the kids of L.A. need. I continue to think that there are better ways to go about doing this.” harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Final entry of 490 confirmed for Donegal Half Marathon

first_imgThe official entry for this morning’s Donegal Half Marathon in Letterkenny was confirmed last evening at 490.442 individuals and 13 relay teams (three people per team) have entered, meaning almost 500 will take part in the 2019 event.Pictured are a couple from Canada, Drew Markham and Edwina Keats, who will compete today, picking up their numbers and race-packs earlier at the Aura Centre yesterday evening. They have been on tour in Ireland and will take in the Donegal Half before competing in the Longford Marathon next weekend.This morning’s race gets underway at 9.20 at Ballymacool and will finish at the track at the Aura Leisure Centre.Final entry of 490 confirmed for Donegal Half Marathon was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more