Wellington eighth grade wins Pioneer League Volleyball championship; 7th graders place 2nd

first_imgWellington eighth grade volleyball team becomes Pioneer League Champions.Sumner Newscow report — For the second consecutive year, the Wellington eighth grade became Pioneer League Champions.The Knights were victorious over Clearwater 25-26, 25-19 in the championship match in the six team tournament played in Ark City.In other news, the seventh grade volleyball team finally lost a game this season. Unfortunately, it was in the Pioneer League Championship to Clearwater 25-21, 25-22.As far as the eighth grade is concerned, Wellington would go undefeated with a 25-15, 25-9 victory over Mulvane to start a three-team pool play. Wellington then beat El Dorado 25-15, 25-15 to advance to the four-team finals.Wellington would beat Ark City 25-11, 25-14, thus qualifying them for the tournament championship. The Knights would beat Clearwater 25-16, 25-19. The statistics for each match is as follows: Pool Playvs. MulvaneSet 1: 25-15 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 5 assists, 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 1 kill, 2 aces.Allison Buresh 5 kills, 1 ace.Mykiland French 3 assists, 2 aces.Draven Warnock 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig.Myriland French 3 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig.Set 2: 25-9 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 3 assists, 1 ace.Kayleigh Smalley 1 dig.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 4 assists, 1 ace.Draven Warnock 1 kill, 2 aces, 1 dig.Myriland French 1 kill.Karin Brown 1 dig.vs. El DoradoSet 1: 25-15 WLexi Clift 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 2 kills, 3 aces, 1 dig.Allison Buresh 2 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig.Draven Warnock 2 aces, 2 digs.Myriland French 1 kill, 1 ace, 3 dig.Set 2: 25-15 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 ace, 2 digs.Kayleigh Smalley 1 kill, 1 dig.Allison Buresh 1 ace, 2 digs, 2 blocks.Mykiland French 2 assists.Draven Warnock 5 aces, 4 digs, 1 block.Myriland French 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kadin Brown 4 digs.Semi – Final vs. Ark CitySet 1: 25-11 WLexi Clift 1 kill, 7 assists, 1 ace, 5 aces.Kayleigh Smalley 6 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 5 assists, 1 ace.Draven Warnock 3 digs.Myriland French 2 kills, 10 digs.Set 2: 25-14 WLexi Clift 2 kills, 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kayleigh Smalley 2 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs.Allison Buresh 2 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs, 1 block.Mykiland French 2 kills, 2 assists.Draven Warnock 6 digs.Myriland French 7 digs.Kadin Brown 2 digs.Alexis Patee 1 dig.Championship Games vs. ClearwaterSet 1: 25-16 WLexi Clift  1 assist, 1 ace.Kayleigh Smalley 1 ace, 3 digs, 1 block.Mykiland French 1 kill, 1 ace.Myriland French 3 aces, 3 digs.Kadin Brown 1 dig.Set 2: 25-19 WLexi Clift 2 kills, 1 assist, 2 aces.Kayleigh Smalley 1 dig.Allison Buresh 3 kills, 1 dig.Mykiland French 2 assists, 1 dig.Draven Warnock 2 digs.Myriland French 2 digs.Season Record: 17-2League Record: 9-0———The seventh grade went 4-1 in the tournament, finishing second. Wellington finished the year at 18-1 and 5-0 in the Pioneer League regular season.Pioneer League Tournament – 7th GradePool Play vs. WinfieldSet 1: 25-21 winSet 2: 25-10 win.Pool Play vs. Ark CitySet 1: 25-20 winSet 2: 25-17 win.Bracket Play vs. El DoradoSet 1: 25-11 winSet 2: 25-19 win.Bracket Play vs. Clearwater – Championship GameSet 1: 21-25 lossSet 2: 22-25 loss.Overall Record: 18-1Pioneer League Champions (5-0).Pioneer League Tournament Runner-UpFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Ramos had “closer” relationship with Carlo than Rafa

first_img “Now, more than ever, we have to get behind the president and the manager.”  On that, Ramos said: “They have whistled some magnificent players here down the years, too. Sport EN “It depends how you judge it,” Ramos said when asked if he got on better with Ancelotti. “When a manager is here for two or three years, like Ancelotti was, the relationship is obviously a lot closer than with a manager who’s been here less — like Benitez.”  CET “Clearly it is absurd not to believe in the manager,” he added. The Real Madrid defender was speaking after his side’s humiliating 4-0 loss at home to Barcelona on Saturday. Upd. at 13:11 Sergio Ramos has acknowledged that his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti is better than the one he has with Rafael Benitez, but says that’s normal given the length of time he worked with the Italian coach.  That defeat has increased the heat on Benitez, whose job is already on the line despite only taking over from Ancelotti in the summer.  President Florentino Perez was booed by sections of the Bernabeu, with some even chanting for his resignation.  However, the Madrid captain did stick up for his current manager, calling for the players to get behind him now more than ever.  22/11/2015 “The crowd look for answers and explanations and the way they do it is by whistling — that is the way thing work here, it is part of this club.”last_img read more


first_imgCHRIS KELLY Middletown North goalie Bill Funic scrambles after a loose puck in front of the net during the Lions’ season-opening 6-1 loss to Red Bank Catholic at the Red Bank Armory Sunday. The Lions, in just their second year of existence, played well against the Caseys, who are one of the state’s elite ice hockey programs.last_img

Martinez advances to free skate final of World Championships

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Manny Pacquiao back in talks to fight Jeff Horn LATEST STORIES ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties The 2015 Asian Figure Skating champion will be the first to perform in the final round while reigning titlist Javier Hernandez from Spain will be the last in the April 1 event.The World Championships is a qualifier for the 2018 Winter Olympics.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 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 Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines warms up during the men’s short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland on March 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLFilipino Winter Olympian Michael Martinez advanced to the free skate final of the World Figure Skating Championships held in Helsinki early Friday (Manila time).Martinez, whose rise started in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as the lone Filipino competitor, was the 24th-ranked skater in the Short program with a score of 69.74.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img read more

Mashramani: A truly Guyanese experience

first_imgMashramani, as most Guyanese know, is an Amerindian word, which is said to mean “Celebration after hard work”. Mashramani is often times “lumped” in the group of “carnival-like” celebrations, however, despite its similarities in manifestation, the origin and meaning behind Mashramani and other carnivals, for example the well-known Trinidadian Carnival are quite different.Carnival celebrations have a long and somewhat ambiguous history. It is believed that some carnivals, for example the one from Italy, may have its roots in the Roman celebrations of Saturnalia, or Bacchanalia (a celebration of the Roman God of Wine, associated with wine, freedom, intoxication and ecstasy). It is also believed that the celebration was originally about the rebirth after winter, and carnival was a rite of passage, used to move from winter to summer, darkness to light, and was in some case regarded as a fertility celebration, as it was the first festival of spring. Carnival celebrations became a means of “role reversal”, they were used to mock persons in high social statuses, hence the costumes such as masks that we have come to know. It became about European folk culture. These origins were pagan, and as Christianity rose to dominance, they were denounced. However, due to their popularity, the festivals persisted, with Christianity finally absorbing the practices. Now carnival is celebrated in many Roman-Catholic countries right before the season of Lent, a 40-day period in which persons give up desires such as eating meat. This is perhaps where the word “carnival” itself is derived, from Medieval Latin carnem levare or carnelevarium, which means to take away or remove meat.The carnival spread from Europe to the Caribbean with colonialism, and it is for this reason that Trinidad celebrates its Carnival on Shrove Thursday, the eve of Ash Wednesday, or the day before the beginning of Lent. Some Caribbean islands which were predominantly Anglican did not have carnival celebrations originally, but over time evolved similar rituals, some even placing the festival in August to skirt away from the competition of Trinidad.Mashramani, in contrast, is a purely secular celebration. It has a fixed date, February 23, and is put in place to celebrate the country’s gain of republican status.This is what differentiates Mashramani from most other carnivals around the world. Whilst similar attributes such as a float parade and costumes are persistent, the festival has no religious ties whatsoever. Costumes and masks are also believed to have originally been worn to allow people to lose their sense of individuality and promote greater social cohesion. Although this idea is consistent with carnival celebrations around the world, it is much more profound in meaning when viewed in the context of Guyana, because of the reason for our celebration. The costumes can be seen as a display of unity. Moreover, this is supported by the fact that each year, Mashramani is given a positive theme, and costumes must be designed to fit this theme. It can be said that in doing so, it represents the nation’s united resolve to achieve certain goals. This year, the theme for Mashramani is “Celebrate with Dignity, Liberty and Greater Unity”. How will you interpret this theme?last_img read more

First oil

first_imgCaretaker President David Granger followed up on ExxonMobil’s announcement that it had uplifted its first commercial quantity of oil by promising to proclaim Dec 20 “National Petroleum Day”. His reaction was in line with the anodyne and jejune pronouncements he has become noted for: heavy on symbolism but disjuncture of any associated action that would suggest he has a clue about delivering what he evokes. His rationale was that oil has “brought the prospects of a higher quality of life closer to our households and neighbourhoods. It is a momentous event which we should commemorate for perpetuity”.But exactly how would he deliver the previously promised “good life” prospects, which died stillborn after 2015? Take, for instance, his promise that his APNU/AFC Government will unveil a ‘Decade of Development, 2020-2029’ (DoD) plan. Why are the Guyanese people to believe this new promise in light of the Government’s callous disavowal of their previous promises? Take the boast that “first oil” has arrived ahead of schedule, meaning that “boat gone a watah” on most of the local content that could have been provided to the upstream activities. The Government has still not approved a Local Content Policy (LCP) document – even three drafts have been circulated and the last one has been trenchantly criticised by several stakeholders.The PNC Government has clearly missed the connection between “local content” and any “Decade of Development Plan” (DDP) they might want to unfurl. If the latter had been drafted during the past five years, specific skills and other needs would have been identified and these would have given the Department of Energy (DoE) a focused input in the local content plans the energy operators have to submit annually for approval. A mundane example would have been the need for high-quality welders that are presently needed in the O&G upstream activities: these are also even more critical in the infrastructural development that would underpin any DoD plan.  As it is, the LCP, if it even gets approved, might be tantamount to closing the valve after all the oil has been shipped.The Government has also sent an ominous signal by the opaque manner in which it went about selling Guyana’s share of first oil. The Department of Energy, run by Granger’s handpicked environmentalist, insisted on arbitrarily choosing the trading companies rather than instituting an open bidding process while offering a hare-brained rationale that even the Auditor General opined made “no sense”. The Director of Energy said that the companies selected had “refining capabilities” and would be capable of assaying the production so that the price of our oil could be established vis a vis the Brent benchmark already selected for our “light and sweet” crude.This literally made no sense since there are established assaying companies used by the industry that routinely perform this assaying function and are standard in the industry. The lack of transparency does not just fail the smell test for possible corruption that has characterised so many other new oil-producing states but also highlights the absolute cluelessness of those who have been handpicked by Granger to run the Petroleum Sector. We are still reeling from his selection of Raphael Trotman to negotiate the first Petroleum Sharing Agreement (PSA).Then, there is the Natural Resource Fund (NRF) Act 2019 – our “Sovereign Wealth Fund” which Granger boasted about. He persists in refusing to accept that this was rushed through the National Assembly in the absence of the Opposition, right after the NCM was passed. And that the Opposition Leader has rightfully refused to accept it as valid since it was passed against all the parliamentary conventions relating to permissible actions by a caretaker administration.Even Granger accepts, from his comments, that the effects of the NRF not only impact all Guyanese today but also future generations. As such, it needs the widest possible legitimacy, especially in a country such as ours where even when the PNC-led coalition was not a caretaker government, it held a razor-thin majority.last_img read more

Colletto heading to Detroit

first_imgUCLA’s coaching carousel continued Monday when offensive line coach Jim Colletto accepted the same position with the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Colletto was part of a revamped staff when he was hired last February by coach Karl Dorrell, after spending seven years in the NFL. “This was a hard decision for me to make,” said Colletto, who played and previously coached at UCLA. “Karl gave me a great opportunity this year and I am thankful to him for that. & I just felt that the opportunity with Detroit was one I could not turn down.” Colletto’s decision to leave came three days after Jay Norvell was hired as UCLA’s new offensive coordinator. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Colletto spoke with Dorrell about becoming the offensive coordinator. Norvell was hired, but the job with the Lions was offered before the decision was made. Colletto is the second offensive coach to leave this offseason. Offensive coordinator Jim Svoboda was fired earlier this month. These moves come after Dorrell revamped the offensive and defensive staffs last season. “I know this was a tough decision for Jim,” Dorrell said. “He did a great job for us this past season. I know he doesn’t like to leave after just one year, but the job with the Lions is ideal for him at this point in his career.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com last_img read more


first_imgWith less than a week to go to A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town we are delighted with the response to this Event and pleased to announce we have 63 exhibitors taking part on the day offering a wide selection of gift ideas for all ages and giving you an opportunity to place your Christmas Food Orders.There will be Christmas Food demonstrations by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott and Anthony Armstrong from WACS offering loads of ideas to help you plan and improve your culinary skills for the Festive Season.Throughout the day, Sunday November 25th, Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott’s new cookbook “Reunite with Food “will be on sale. This book aims to encourage you to cook more, while improving your health and well being, to produce food you are in control off and within your budget, a perfect Christmas gift! Sian Breslin from Sian’s plan will also be launching her E-book Sian’splan for Christmas featuring 12 days of stress free cooking with tried and tested recipes, menu plan, shopping list, cooking tips and recipe calendar.Children’s entertainment will be provided between 1pm and 6pm with A Christmas Puppet Show by Mr. Scallywags and loads more.Lines will be on sale to be in with a chance to win one of three generous hampers.It promises to be a most enjoyable day for Family and Friends, with none other than the big man himself Santa Claus and his helpers making an appearance at the switching on of Donegal Town’s Christmas Lights at 7.30pm.   COUNTDOWN TO A LITTLE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:A LIttle Taste of ChristmasDonegal Townlast_img read more

Ten teams we can’t wait to play as on Football Manager 2018

first_img 10 6. Eibar – Since their first ever promotion to LaLiga in 2014, the tiny Basque club have confounded expectations by not only remaining in the top-flight but finishing 18th, 14th and then 10th in the league. They have a ground that can only hold 7,083 fans, so if you manage to fire them to glory any new stadium may be christened with your name. 4. Forest Green Rovers – The first vegan football club won promotion to the Football League but are now struggling in League Two. Can you guide them up the divisions, or will the role make mincemeat out of you? 10 9. Besiktas – The Super Lig in Turkey is improving in quality every season and this summer everyone was talking about Besiktas thanks to their viral signings announcements. So, like Pepe, Alvaro Negredo, and Jeremain Lens, will you take the call and join the revolution at Vodafone Park? 10. Benfica – Having lost a whole host of stars in the summer, including Ederson, Victor Lindelof, Nelson Semedo, and Konastantinos Mitroglou, you’re going to have a rebuilding job on your hands. The Portuguese side are blessed with some good youngsters like Mile Svilar, Alex Grimaldo, and Andrija Zivkovic, which is a boon, but they will still need sculpting if they are to challenge domestically and in Europe. 10 8. Ajax – After three seasons of second place finishes, the Dutch giants are keen to ensure their title drought doesn’t continue. Can you stop the rot and lead them to the summit with their youthful squad and wonderkid striker Kasper Dolberg? 10 10 We’ve already seen FIFA 18 come out this season and now Football Manager 2018 is about to be released.The game will be ready to play on Friday, November 10 but those who pre-order will be able to play the game two weeks early with the fully-playable beta version.Now we know when we can get cracking on our big career saves, we’re starting to plot who we can take charge of to start with.It’s an important decision and can vary depending on whether you love lower league management, nurturing young stars, or want to rebuild a sleeping giant?So which teams are we looking at taking charge of in Football Manager 2018? Click the right arrow above to find out… 10 1. AC Milan – Click the right arrow above to find out which teams we want to take charge of on Football Manager 2018… – It’s been a while since the Italian giants were serious challengers at the top of Serie A but since their takeover, funds have been made available to get them back there. No title since 2011 and no Champions League football since 2014 – can you lead them to glory? 10 7. Bayer Leverkusen – If you love nurturing young talents, this Bundesliga side might be the team for you. After a spell towards the top of the table, they find themselves moored in mid-table. Being able to call upon the likes of Benjamin Henrichs, Kai Havertz, Julian Brandt, and Jonathan Tah should help your quest. 10 10 3. Paris Saint-Germain – Following the huge summer signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG are now anticipated to regain the Ligue 1 title and go far in the Champions League. The expectations are massive in the French capital, but can you handle the pressure? 5. Rangers – With Celtic’s domination of the Scottish game now resulting in predictable results across the border, it’s about time their rivals gave them a battle. Will you be able to win them their first top-flight trophy since 2011? 2. Parma Calcio 1913 – A club full of history and on the verge of the big time once again, Parma are the perfect second division club to take over. After being declared bankrupt in 2015, the Italian side have made their way up the league system to Serie B. You can be the person to get them over the final hurdle and into Serie A. We’ll be impressed if you can assemble a team like theirs which won the 1999 UEFA Cup and included the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hernan Crespo, Juan Sebastian Veron, Fabio Cannavaro, and Lillian Thuram. 10last_img read more