Bath Estate Huskies knocked out of Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_imgNewsSports Bath Estate Huskies knocked out of Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – April 4, 2012 Share 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share The Bath Estate Huskies have been knocked out of the Roseau Valley Basketball League after they were defeated by the Fond Canie Upsetters by a final score of 76-71 on Tuesday.Both teams came in to the game needing a win to stand a chance to make the play-offs, as other teams are ahead of them in their zone however the Upsetters certainly lived up to their name, as no one would have expected them to beat the Huskies. They controlled the game from the tip off. Again, 80% of the load was carried on the back of star player, Lester Langlais, who again dominated with another 30 point game, his 3th of the season. Though it was minimal, he got efficient help from veteran, Lyndson Lynch and also Darrius Nichols, and a very unlikely player, Dr. Irving Mc’Intyre. He showed that he is not just a doctor, but can also bounce a ball. It was visible, that the big 3 from Massacre & the doc meant business. They now have 3 wins and 3 losses from 6 games. The Huskies are to be extremely disappointed with this loss. They have won only 3 games out of a possible 8 and will not be playing in the play-offs. They possess a championship team with the likes of Ivan “Bakery” Jno. Baptiste, Davidson “Ginny” Toulon, Joseph “Jo-Jo” Hypolite, Nigel “Gwen-La” Hilaire & Marcel Nicholas, along with 4 or 5 other big name players, but they were just not able to put it together, when it came to getting the wins.Their loss last night was mainly due to, a bit of poor team chemistry and unity, and crucial turn overs in the final minutes of play, when they were down only 2 points. There was a lack of fire power between Ivan “Bakery” Jno. Baptiste & Davidson “Ginny” Toulon which did not help their cause, as they only contributed 6 points between them. The huskies finally realize that when it comes to basketball, it’s not “blue blue, estate for true”. Top performers for Upsetters were; Lester anglais – 36 pts, 6 asts, Lyndson Lynch – 16 pts, 4 asts and Darrius Nichols – 13 pts, 5 rebTop performers for Huskies were; Marcel Nicholas – 24 pts, 7 reb, 2 blks, Joseph “Jo-Jo” Hypolite – 20 pts, 9 reb and Bedno Soanes – 9 pts, 2 asts.Next game is on Wednesday night at 7:30 between the Upper Village Huskies & Laudat Spartans at the Trafalgar basketball court.By: Edgar Georgelast_img read more

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Kabankalan sting op nets ‘shabu,’ gun

first_imgAside from suspected shabu, a.22-caliber revolver with five live bullets, two cellphones and cash whichamounted to P1,521 were recovered. They were caught in an entrapmentoperation around 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, the report added. BACOLOD City – Thirteen sachets ofsuspected shabu and a firearm were seized in a sting operation in Barangay 6,Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.  The 34-year-old resident Regie Liperand 32-year-old Ronel Laberos yielded the suspected illegal drugs valued ataround P420,000, a police report showed.    Liper and Laberos were detained in thecustodial facility of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges./PNlast_img

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FCN Bank President Retiring

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. — Art Hildebrand, President and CEO of FCN Bank will retire after 37 years of service.After December 31, Mr. Hildebrand will continue to serve as a director of FCN Bank and FCN Bancorp.The board of directors has chosen Mr. Thomas D. Horninger to succeed Mr. Hildebrand as the next president and CEO effective January 1.Mr. Horninger has been a resident of Brookville since 1998.A celebration for Mr. Hildebrand is scheduled for December 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Bank’s Community room at the main office in Brookville.The public is invited to attend.last_img

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Pickett prevails in Boone Stock Car feature

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (June 25) – Saturday’s racing at the Boone Speedway saw three drivers stepping into victory lane for the first time, while another returned for the third and fourth time.Tyler Pickett finally got the elusive win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division and Daniel Tasler won for the first time this season in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, as did Chad LeGere in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.It took only four laps before eighth place starter Pickett gained the lead in a Stock Car feature that ran green to checkered.  Pickett never relinquished that top spot, keeping it to the flying checkers and the win. Jay Schmidt out fought Donavon Smith as they went second and third, respectively.Tasler started on the pole of the 18-lap Northern SportMod event and led all laps on the way to the win. Chad Ryerson chased Tasler for most of the race to take the runner-up spot. Third went to tenth starter, Randy Roberts.Another new winner came from the Hobby Stocks when LeGere put his ride in the winner’s cir­cle.  LeGere took the lead from Shane Butler on lap four and held it to the finish. Butler held se­cond and third went to Solomon Bennett.Mike Van Genderen scored win number three in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds,Van Genderen caught leader Russ Dickerson at lap eight and kept pressuring him lap after lap.  Finally, at lap 16 of the 20-lap affair, he was able to make the successful pass into the lead.  From there on, he held off Dickerson to take the win.  Dickerson took the runner-up spot and Jimmy Gustin finished a distant third.last_img read more

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Pre-World Cup: Eaglets bow to Senegal

first_imgRelatedPosts Jollof Rice, Akufo-Addo and other things we don’t like about Ghana, by Azu Ishiekwene Ex-Falcons, Golden Eaglets coach dies in Osun Dangote cement sustains 54,000 jobs in four African countries Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets surrendered a 2-1 advantage at the end of first half to superior second half performance from Senegal to lose 4-2 in their last group game at the UEFA/CAF U17 tournament in Turkey.Signs that it could turn out a bad day in the office for the five-time world champions manifested when forward Wisdom Ubani picked up an injury during the team’s warm up exercise, which subsequently ruled him out of the game. But despite the absence of Ubani, the Nigerian boys went into the game dictating the pace and opened scoring in the 13th minute through red hot attacker, Olakunle Olusegun, to make it his third goal in the tournament, having scored in both previous games against host nation Turkey and Guatemala.Senegal did not sit back to soak up the pressure, rather they launched attack after attack at their more illustrious opponents in the world of U-17 football and got rewarded for their efforts in the 29th minute courtesy of an own goal. Their celebration was cut short when they also suffered the same fate of an own goal in the 31st minute.  The scoreline remained at 2-1 at the interval.A more revitalised Senegal took the game to Nigeria in the second period, bombarding the defence of the Eaglets for the equalizer. They were rewarded with a penalty, which was converted for an equaliser in the 51st minute.It was indeed explosive West African youth football on display on a neutral ground in Turkey, but it was Senegal that went ahead to score two more goals to ensure 4-2 victory at the end of 90 minutes.Tags: Golden EagletssenegalUEFA/CAF U17last_img read more

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Krueger: Liebherr won’t sell Saints

first_img His goal is to make the club more commercially viable and suggested the National Football League’s “sentimental favourites” Green Bay Packers was the kind of unique marketing position Southampton could fill in the Premier League. “We need to position ourselves as different and different doesn’t mean negatively different,” Krueger said of the club he believes have “unlimited potential”. “Coming in here is not about doing something new, it’s about applying all these good core values that are in place in the new. “Instead of trying to reinvent everything it is taking what is strong and applying it more to the modern markets of social media, the north American market that’s exploding, the Chinese market that’s exploding. “How can we position ourselves uniquely from all those other clubs?” The team’s English core is key to that identity and Krueger has made completing the reported £30million training ground redevelopment “priority one” in a bid to keep the production line going. Krueger also confirmed he is looking at developing St Mary’s, although clammed up somewhat when asked about keeping key talent like academy products Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana. “We will do everything possible to retain the players as long as possible but it is too early in the process to specify what that means,” he said. “Everybody has to know that we will work within our means. We will have a healthy organisation with no shortcuts. “We are going to earn every single thing we do here and we’re going to have to pay a price for that.” Krueger will be involved in transfer decisions but does not claim to be an expert on the game , despite attending a British-based boarding school in Canada and being friends with Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, although his expertise is in leadership. Krueger has no designs on the manager’s job at a club which not so long ago witnessed Sir Clive Woodward’s ill-fated attempts to make a mark in football, instead pledging to give Pochettino the political support he needed. He refused to be drawn on speculation a new deal with the former Argentina international is being discussed. Krueger said: “This is an important point to bring up right away today: we won’t give you speculation, but very quickly we will give you the results. We give them fairly, openly and transparently. “I think I have been clear today that my conversations with Mauricio have been positive and I would like to leave it like that today.” In addition, suggestions Liebherr was looking to sell the club she inherited from her late father Markus have also come to nothing. Liebherr became non-executive chairman following Cortese’s departure and has been confirmed as part of a newly-formed four-person board, headed by Krueger. Fresh from helping Canada to ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics, the Canadian-born German has become chairman of the holding company, St Mary’s Football Group Limited – somewhere he intends to stay for the long run, saying there is “zero” chance of the club being sold. “She cares,” Krueger said. “She has always cared and this has always been a special organisation, and she really, really cares about what happens here. “Yes, she has a family, yes she has other things going on, but this has become a very important priority for her.” Krueger’s most recent role was as special adviser to the Canadian hockey team at Sochi, following spells as head coach of Switzerland and Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League. He had five opportunities to return to the NHL and, despite telling his wife he would have a year off, was attracted by the option to join Saints. Krueger admits Liebherr is the main reason he moved to Southampton and is confident of turning the club into a “healthy sports model”. The sudden departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese in January led to widespread talk of a meltdown at St Mary’s. Eight weeks on, Mauricio Pochettino is still the manager and key players were retained in the January window. Newly-appointed Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says owner Katharina Liebherr has “zero” intention of selling the club. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tottenham coach Pochettino confident Wimmer can cover Vertonghen loss

first_img Austria defender Wimmer has been tipped to come of top-flight age in Vertonghen’s expected two-month absence due to knee-ligament damage. The 23-year-old should start Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to Colchester – and then Pochettino wants him to jump at the chance for an extended first-team run. “If something happens in the future and you have the last five games of the Premier League, in this moment you need help from the player who has not played too much. “If they deserve to play you need to give them the possibility to play. “Maybe the injury will be two months for Jan (Vertonghen). You never know about injuries and how the knee reacts and the process. “Sometimes it is early or late, all bodies are different. “But in my mind it is two months.” Wimmer made his Premier League debut in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, replacing Vertonghen in the closing stages. The former Cologne defender joined Spurs in the summer, but is now being tipped to cement his future with the club. “He is very calm, he has a very good left foot, he’s very strong, and a very good person,” said Pochettino. “He has a lot of good attributes. “He is very young, and now he has more possibility to play. “He is like Vertonghen – but younger!” England manager Roy Hodgson is thought to have told Andros Townsend to leave Tottenham for regular first-team football to boost his chances of making the Euro 2016 squad. Townsend joined Newcastle for £12million this week, with Pochettino insisting it would have been “normal” for Hodgson to tell the pacy midfielder to chase regular first-team football. “I’m not surprised,” said Pochettino, of Hodgson’s apparent advice to Townsend. “It doesn’t surprise me because if you’re manager of the national team you try to tell your players and give them good advice. “If it happened then I think it’s normal, his point of view. “And you must always respect his point of view. “I think Andros is a very good player. “But sometimes it’s about dynamics because last season he played a lot, but this season he was injured from the beginning, another player took his place and it was difficult for him to come back into the team. “It’s all about confidence and it was difficult for him to take his place again. “I think he believed it was better to move.” Press Association Kevin Wimmer could be ready for a Premier League title fight at the end of deputising for Jan Vertonghen, according to Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino believes holding off from bolstering his defensive resources in January will allow Wimmer crucial experience that could pay off handsomely if Spurs are chasing top honours come the end of the season. “This is a good example of when we rotate and give the possibilities to other players,” said Pochettino. “You never know when something wrong can happen and we are sure Kevin (Wimmer) can do well. “He has had the possibility to play in different games, not as much as maybe he expects. But he has been good. “He has shown the quality and his team-mates trust him. “It is important because you never know when a problem will arrive and maybe the player who does not play too much will be a key player to achieve big things.” Confirming centre-back Vertonghen is likely to miss two months with his knee problem, Pochettino explained why he could hold off from trying to bring in defensive reinforcements before the close of the transfer window. “I understand you ask me why we rotate but the squad is important,” said Pochettino. last_img read more

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`Competitions are episodic but development is forever’ – Golden Jaguars Head Coach

first_img– Maximo reiterates balance between overseas and local talent ahead of 2022 World Cup campaign AS Guyana look ahead to their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier campaign, Golden Jaguars Head Coach, Márcio Máximo, has reiterated his position on the composition of his team, which he says must see a balance of local and overseas talent. “Balance between the numbers of internationals, export and local players in all competitions will be maintained as well as our level of competitiveness and at the same time we will continue to develop our local football and local players,” Máximo told veteran journalist, Franklin Wilson, in an article published in Sunday’s edition of Kaieteur News.According to Máximo, any other position would mean that Guyana will be walking a circle, “going back to the same place. Competitions are episodic but development is forever. We have to work on both fronts. Create and improve our local idols as well with identification with our local fans.”The 58-year-old who stood at the helm of the Brazilian U-17 and U-20 national teams, is known as a youth development-oriented coach and would’ve found considerable amount of success for this out-look, especially during his tenure with the Tanzania senior men’s team (2006 – 2010). The Golden Jaguars were drawn in Group F in the CONCACAF zone of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifier, alongside Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas.Guyana will travel to the Twin Island Republic for their opening game on October 8, after which, they will return home to roar against the Bahamas on Tuesday, October 13.On November 13, Guyana will travel to St Kitts and Nevis for their third game and then host Puerto Rico on November 17.The first round will be played in a single round-robin format, meaning each team will play four matches; two home and two away, during the FIFA International match window.“I think that we have chance to qualify in this first round, the group is balanced,” Máximo stated, but the coach, who led the likes of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho at the youth level for Brazil, further added that “it will depend on how the players will be after this interruption. I learned through my career as player, also coach, that prognosis should be proven in the field, not in theory; also according to the principles of our programme.”Meanwhile, despite being unable to train with him back home in Brazil, Máximo related that he has been meeting virtually with members of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) technical department, pointing out that along with Coach Wilson Toledo, they’re “still waiting for the airport to reopen in order to return. Once Government gives the approval for sporting activities to resume, our local staff will immediately start the training on the field with our guidance until we get there.”“Also, we are very happy with the signals that the new government gave to us when president (Wayne) Forde met with the new Minister of Sport (Charles Ramson Jr). For me, their support is crucial to our success, as well [as that] of the private sector.”While visiting the GFF to witness the draw with Forde and staff, Minister Ramson said Dr Irfaan Ali-led Government of Guyana wants “to be able to promote football in Guyana as part of the Government’s programme, working in a collaborative way.” “Sport is important to the President of Guyana, sport is important to me and we don’t only want to say it, we want to show it and that’s why I wanted to make the time to be here with you when Guyana is being drawn and to know where they are going to play,” Ramson said. Golden Jaguars’ best run in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers came during the lead-up to the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they had reached the penultimate round of the CONCACAF zone.last_img read more

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UW offensive line hopes to follow long line of talented predecessors

first_imgThere are a lot of maybes standing in front of University of Wisconsin’s football team this year as they embark on their 2014 season.The wide receivers are looking for someone who can step up and replace Jared Abbrederis, the starting quarterback job is still being fought over and the defense is looking to replace the majority of their front seven from last season, including All-American Chris Borland.Ready to push through these obstacles, however, are group of five players who have solidified their place as the calling card of the football program: the offensive line.Despite battling injuries in spring practices, the Badgers’ offensive line has returned to familiar form and appears to be one of the steadiest positions on the field for the team as they head into the 2014 season.The 2014 offensive line returns five players that started at least six games in 2013. A year ago, the same group paved the way for Melvin Gordon and James White as they broke the single-season FBS record for rushing yards by teammates with 3,053 yards. Wisconsin also ranked second in the country in yards per carry at 6.62, while also being the only team to claim two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard receiver. UW’s 3,689 total rushing yards in 2013 set a new school record, as well.All those numbers came behind an offensive line that had two players win All-Big Ten honors. Both All-Big Ten honorees, along with three more starters from 2013, return in 2014 and give the Badgers offensive line a total of 75 career starts coming into this season.It will be that experience from the offensive line that could prove crucial as the Badgers fill in the pieces of the puzzle going into the 2014 season.Left Tackle – Tyler MarzMarz returns at left tackle for the Badgers in 2014 after starting all 13 games in 2013. A redshirt junior, Marz was named preseason first-team All-Big Ten for the 2014 season after earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last season.Marz, who was named UW’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2011, will once again be trusted to protect the quarterback’s blindside in 2014, while clearing the way for Gordon and Corey Clement in the backfield. He and Rob Havenstein, the right tackle, started all 13 games for UW last season.As Marz heads into the season at left tackle, he said he’s hoping to improve on his protection of the quarterback – whether it be Tanner McEvoy or Joel Stave.“Improving [pass protection] in general is a big one for me personally,” Marz said. “Especially last year we had some breakdowns and some struggles, including myself. So improving my pass protection is a big goal for me.”Left Guard – Dallas LewallenLeft guard is the lone position that lost its starter from 2013, as Ryan Groy graduated and went to the Chicago Bears this spring. Lewallen, a 6-foot-6 fifth-year senior, will step in at left guard for the Badgers in 2014. Despite not playing left guard last season, Lewallen still started seven games at center. His first career start came in Wisconsin’s opener against Massachusetts in August 2013. However, the Berlin, Wisconsin, native suffered a knee injury in week seven and missed the final six games of the 2013 season.Lewallen missed spring practices, as well, after undergoing knee surgery in the winter, but he’s ready to step in at the left guard spot in 2014. He accredits the guys around him as a big reason why the switch to left guard has gone well.“It’s been going really well,” Lewallen said. “I’ve got a nice left tackle in Tyler [Marz], and Dan [Voltz] is a good center that makes the right calls for me, so it has been a smooth transition.”Center – Dan VoltzVoltz, a promising sophomore, takes over as the season’s starter at center. After starting the final six games at center for the injured Lewallen in 2013, Voltz played well enough for the Badgers’ coaching staff to permanently keep him at center and move Lewallen to guard for 2014. As a redshirt freshman last season, Voltz’s play in only six starts was enough for him to be named first-team All-Freshman in the Big Ten.Expectations continue to rise for Voltz in 2014.  In May, the Barrington, Illinois, native was selected for the Rimington Trophy watch list. The annual award for the nation’s top center, named 64 players to the watch list, with only five of those picks, including Voltz, coming as sophomores. Voltz was also part of the preseason All-Big Ten team.But as the auspicious center heads into his sophomore campaign, Voltz is looking to be more consistent, which could bode well for the offensive line in 2014.“I think I had a lot of ups and downs last year, some good games and some bad games, so I’m just trying to play well every game,” Voltz said. “And every practice as well, which hopefully carries over to the games.”Right Guard – Kyle CostiganA fifth-year senior, Costigan comes into 2014 as the starter at right guard after starting the final 12 games of last season at the position. Costigan, who came into the program as a defensive lineman, switched over to the offensive line in the spring of 2012 after suffering a season-ending injury in 2011.In 2012, Costigan jumped right into his new position, playing in 12 games with nine starts. He even started the Badgers’ Rose Bowl game against Stanford on New Year’s Day at the end of the season.It should not come as a huge surprise that Costigan found success right away on the offensive line in 2012, as he was the winner of UW’s Badger Power Award.Coming into the 2014 season, Costigan was selected to the preseason All-Big Ten first team, bringing even more experience to the offensive line. For Costigan, who has missed his fair share of time due to injury throughout his Badger career, staying healthy is his, and one of the offensive line’s, biggest goals for 2014.“I just want to stay healthy and play up to my potential,” Costigan said. “For the line as a whole, it’s just playing up to our potential. We have three guys that have had a lot of injuries but a lot of experience as well. If we make sure all five of us stay healthy all year, the sky’s the limit if we do that.”Right Tackle – Rob HavensteinHavenstein is the Badgers’ most experienced offensive lineman, starting the last 27 games at right tackle while playing in 40 games throughout his UW career. Those 40 games from Havenstein are the most among active Wisconsin players coming into the 2014 season. In 2013, the Mount Airy, Maryland, native was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches while also being voted as an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media.Heading into 2014, Havenstein’s preseason awards list is about as lengthy as the tackle’s 6-foot-8 frame. Havenstein was named to the Lombardi Award watch list, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top offensive or defensive lineman. He was also added to the Outland Trophy watch list, an annual award for college football’s top interior lineman. Furthermore, Havenstein was selected to the preseason All-American fourth-team, as well as first-team All-Big Ten heading into the 2014 season.Over Havenstein’s last 27 starts, he has blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers in Montee Ball, James White and Melvin Gordon. In 2014, Havenstein and the rest of the experienced offensive line are hoping to give Gordon another 1,000-yard season while also paving the way for Clement.“Having some guys back is a plus, obviously,” Havenstein said. “Getting through fall camp and all of us staying reasonably healthy, except for a couple nicks-and-nacks. But it is good to have the guys back, having played around the guys for a while. It won’t be the same starting five [from last season], but we had a good fall camp.”last_img read more

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