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‘Rays set the standard for Vic Country

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Colts have three shots at glory this week

first_img BY GEORGE ALBANOStaff Writer Above, CBA’s Mike Galeotafiore slides safely into home to beat the throw before Camden Catholic catcher Dan Angelo can reel it in during the Colts’ sectional title win on Friday in Middletown. Below, CBAplayers celebrate their championship win, something they hope to do a lot more of this week. With his CBA baseball team scheduled to play five pressure-cooker games in a span of six days, how did head coach Marty Kenney decide to spend his one day off? “I cut the grass,” the veteran coach said Sunday night. “I figured I better cut it before it rains. So I cut grass and trimmed some limbs on trees. I was trying to catch up, to tell you the truth.” Kenney could be excused if his yard was starting to look a little neglected. You see, he’s been pretty busy lately trying to steer the Colts toward not one, not two, but three tournament championships this week. CBA was coming off a four-games-in-five-days stretch last week, all of them wins, including a 5-1 victory over Camden Catholic Friday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A semifinals in Lincroft. PHOTOS BY JEFFGRANIT staff Then on Saturday, the Colts edged St. John Vianney 2-1 in the Shore Conference tournament semifinals, also in Lincroft. After Sunday’s off day, CBA, 24-4, was scheduled to return to action on Monday against Wall High School in the finals of the Monmouth County Tournament. Then on Tuesday, they were to take on St. Joseph of Metuchen for the South Jersey sectional title at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. And tonight, the Colts face Colts Neck for the Shore Conference crown at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. Of course, CBA could find itself getting another “off day” because of the weather early this week. But at some point the Colts will have to play those three games. What’s more, if they win the South Jersey title, they would play again on Saturday for the Non-Public A state championship against the winner of the North Jersey final between Seton Hall Prep, the No. 1 team in the country, and Immaculata. Looks like Kenney’s grass could be growing long again. “It’s difficult, no question,” the CBA coach said, now in his 34th season. “Every game is a pressure game. I think it’s more emotionally draining than it is physically draining. That’s what kind of drains on you, the mental part of it. “The kids even wanted to practice today [Sunday], but I said no. We pretty much played every day this past week. We played Tuesday and Wednesday, we were off on Thursday, and then we played Friday and Saturday. And now we have three more games in a row, so I told the kids to get away from it for one day.” While playing in three different tournaments simultaneously has been exciting for the Colts, Kenney admits some games are indeed bigger than others. “It’s tough because they’re still all tournament games. You can’t concentrate on just one,” he explained. “It doesn’t really affect the hitting or the defense, but it can stretch your pitching. “The state tournament takes priority,” Kenney added. “We’ve got it to the point where our No. 1 pitcher, Kyle Slate, is starting the state tournament games. Last week he was splitting games with another pitcher (Dave Laufer), one going four innings and the other three. But now he’s had proper rest so he can just concentrate on the state tournament, and he’ll start Tuesday. “And Dave Laufer can concentrate on the Shore Conference games. He’ll get the start Wednesday. In the county tournament [on Monday], we’ll go with a couple of other guys. If they can give us two, three innings each, that’s fine. That’s what we did against Jackson in the quarterfinals. We had three guys each go two or three innings. A lot depends on the score, too. If we get a big lead, we could pull the starter just to limit the pitch count. That’s what our goal is now.” In the 5-1 sectional semifinal win over Camden Catholic, Slate fired a five-hitter, struck out 10 and walked only two as he ran his record to a perfect 11-0. “And they’re a very good hitting team,” Kenney said of Camden Catholic, which came into the game 20-8. “So Kyle threw well. He limited them to just five singles and gave up one earned run. That’s only the third earned run he’s given up all year and he’s pitched almost 70 innings. So he’s had an outstanding year.” Slate, who’s committed to the University of Maine, also contributed a key RBI single on offense during a three-run second inning as CBA jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Camden Catholic scored its only run in the top of the third, but CBA got that run back in the bottom of the inning to make it 5-1 and close out the scoring. Marc Sansevere and Steve McSherry also had RBI singles for the Colts. McSherry was the star of CBA’s Shore Conference semifinal win over St. John Vianney (19-8). His diving catch in the fifth inning prevented SJV from adding to a 1-0 lead, and then McSherry doubled in the tying run in the top of the sixth and eventually came around to score the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. “There was a man on first with one out when he made that catch, so in all likelihood they would have had runners on second and third with one out and a good scoring opportunity,” Kenney said of McSherry’s defensive gem. “The kid on base was pretty quick and he possibly would have scored. “So it was a huge catch, no question. He made as good a catch as an outfielder can make. It turned out to be the defensive play of the game.” Kenney then made the strategic play of the game when he sent sophomore Zach Tanenbaum, just called up from the JV team, to pinch hit leading off the sixth. St. John starter Paul Bacigalupi, who came into the game 11-2, had silenced the CBA bats over the first five innings. “They had a lefty on the mound and normally my two pinch-hitters are lefty,” Kenney pointed out. “Zach hit .475 on JV and I thought he could handle that pitcher. He was not overpowering. He threw fastball, curveball, change-up, and he was a good pitcher, but Zach is a good hitter.” Kenney’s gamble paid off as Tanenbaum singled up the middle. After Sansevere bunted pinch-runner A.J. Szatkowski (who re-entered the game) to second base, McSherry drilled an outside pitch to deep left for a double, his second hit of the game, to knot the score. McSherry then moved to third on a balk and raced home with what proved to be the winning run when Bacigalupi uncorked a wild pitch. Laufer, who gave up a run in the first, made the one-run lead stand as he held SJV in check in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings, finishing with a five-hitter to up his record to 7-2. He also beat St. John Vianney, 4-3, four days earlier in last Tuesday’s sectional quarterfinals. “He beat them twice in a week,” Kenney said. “He threw well in both games. He struggled a little bit with his control, but he gutted it out and managed to go the distance.” Laufer was also the winning pitcher in CBA’s two wins against Colts Neck (21-7) during the regular season and will get a third start against them tonight. “Hopefully, they don’t make too many adjustments,” Kenney laughed. “They’re a good ballclub. They can hit and they’ll throw their No. 1 pitcher against us. So we have our work cut out, no question. Plus we’re the only game they have to worry about so they’ll be well rested. Same thing with Wall High School. “But I’d rather be in our position than not be in the tournament.” Besides, a torrid stretch of games like this is nothing new for Kenney, who recorded his 600th career victory this season and led the Colts to their eighth straight A North Division title in the Shore Conference. His résumé also includes four Shore Conference league championships (the last one in 2002), five Monmouth County crowns (including last year’s), six sectional titles (the last in 2005), and a state championship in 1977. He hopes to add to all those lists this week. “In 2001, we went 29-3 and were ranked 17 in the country,” Kenney said. “We won four championships that year so it can be done. It just depends on the pitching. Pitching and defense carry you right now. Hopefully, we have enough depth to handle each tournament.” BY GEORGE ALBANO Staff Writer last_img read more

Rookie, legend play mentor roles

first_imgColin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. AFP FILE PHOTONBA rookie Collin Sexton and WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro said mentors play a key role in the fulfillment of basketball dreams.“I put myself in their shoes,” Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers’ rookie guard told reporters at Raffles Makati on Wednesday. “I know how much it felt how that one person you could ask questions to growing up is great.”ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “When I was their age, I really didn’t have any female athletes to look up to except my mom. I had to look up to basketball players who were males—Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd,” said Penicheiro, a future Hall of Famer who made her name with the Sacramento Monarchs.The pair will have a chance to be a mentor to many youth players aged 13 to 14 when the Jr. NBA Philippines unfolds on Saturday, at Don Bosco in Makati.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Leo Austria thanks his players for another PBA title: ‘They make me look like a good coach’last_img read more

Real snatch Navas from Bayern’s claws

first_img“Keylor at Madrid,” headlined the front page of the newspaper, which stated that Real Madrid had met Levante’s 10 million euro ($13.5m) release clause.“Closed last week. Eight of the ten million clause is for Levante and 2 for the 27-year-old Costa Rican keeper,” the newspaper said.According to Marca, the transaction will be sealed in the coming days, the time it takes to organise a transfer for keeper Diego Lopez to another club, possibly Napoli in the Serie A or French Ligue 1 side Monaco.Navas was one of the sensations of the World Cup in Brazil, where Costa Rica made history by reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in its history.He was voted man of the match in three of the five matches he played — England, Greece and the Netherlands.Navas’s contract with Levante runs until June 20150Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, July 16- Real Madrid have agreed a deal for Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas following his outstanding World Cup display with Costa Rica, Spanish sports daily Marca reported on Wednesday.The 27-year-old helped Costa Rica progress from a group that included England, Italy and Uruguay before his country fell in a penalty shootout to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and was said to have agreed to join German giants, Bayern Munich, last week.last_img read more

Arsenal dealt double defensive blow ahead of Champions League opener

first_imgArsenal have been dealt a double blow to their already depleted defence ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League visit to Borussia Dortmund.The Gunners are already without summer signing Mathieu Debuchy, who suffered a major ankle injury during the 2-2 draw with Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.And they could now be without three full-backs for the trip to Germany, after manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Nacho Monreal will miss the clash and Calum Chambers is only 50-50.Monreal failed to travel because of a back problem while Chambers has succumbed to tonsillitis and will be assessed again on Tuesday morning ahead of Wednesday’s match.Former Southampton man Chambers had been earmarked to replace Debuchy but should he fail to recover, 19-year-old Spaniard Hector Bellerin will add to his solitary senior appearance for the Gunners.Wenger is confident Bellerin can plug the gap against the former finalists, while Kieran Gibbs is set to start at left-back in place of Monreal.“In defence we are….the Debuchy injury has put us in a position where we don’t want more injuries,” said the Frenchman.“We have Bellerin who I think is now ready to play. He’s a boy with personality who isn’t fazed by the pressure.“That’s a very important quality when you’re a young boy playing at a big club. His transition game is fantastic. He’s very quick and his final ball is good as well.“He lacks a bit of experience as a defender, but he’s very dangerous going forward.”Wenger’s refusal to add to his defence during the summer – he signed Chambers but sold Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona – may now come back to haunt him with Debuchy facing an extended spell in the treatment room.The Frenchman was stretchered off with ligament damage at the Emirates Stadium and reports state he could be missing for up to three months.“Debuchy is out for a longer period. We don’t know how long yet. We hoped to have good news after his scan today [Monday],” Wenger added.“We have Chambers who can play in different positions and Monreal can play in different positions.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

The pioneering Scot who introduced the dugout to football

first_img Graeme Souness sitting in the Liverpool dugout On this day (14 August) 139 years ago, the bloke who introduced the dugout to football, was born in a little village in west Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Retro Football Blog explains more.Donald Colman is not a name familiar to most football fans, but his creation has provided us all with a lot to giggle about over the years.To say the guy was a football fanatic is an understatement; he was a visionary and it shouldn’t be a surprise he eventually introduced what is now a staple of footy culture. He loved the game so much that to get around his strict parents’ opposition to him playing, he changed his name from Cunningham to Colman, his gran’s name, when registering with his local side.A full-back, he played four times for Scotland between 1911 and 1913 and appeared more than 300 times for Aberdeen, but his career was interrupted by World War One like so many other footballers of the time.When he returned from France he played for a few more years, though he had developed an interest in coaching and got a job as Dumbarton’s player/coach in 1920. He combined this role with a summer coaching job in Norway and it’s here where he first got the idea for the dugout. Brought back to Aberdeen in 1931, Colman would spend long hours focusing on players’ movement and possession and as a result became obsessed with their footwork, according to Richard Gordon’s book, ‘tales from the dugout’.Remembering the coaches in Norway who stood in open-fronted huts to shelter from the weather, Colman set about refining that idea.“He ordered the Pittodrie ground staff to dig out a sunken sheltered area by the side of the pitch from which he believed he could better study players’ movements, and assess how they were performing,” Gordon explained. Not only did it mean the many notes he was taking remained dry in the Aberdeen rain, he was also closer to the action. Everton visited Pittodrie a few years later and liked the idea so much that they introduced dugouts at Goodison Park. Remember, this was when the bench only consisted of the manager, coach and ‘physio’ aka the bloke with the bucket and sponge. Substitutes were permitted in the 1960s, which required more space and eventually there was a move away from the dugout being sunken and instead it was moved to pitch level. But let’s hear it for Donald Colman, whose invention has allowed us to laugh at Ron Atkinson sitting in the wrong dugout, Mike Phelan making Fergie jump by popping a balloon and at Tim Sherwood putting a fan on the bench.  2 2 Donald Colman: 1878-1942This article first appeared on retrofootballbog.comlast_img read more

Veterans seek additions to memorial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.They are also trying to find out if a young man named Richard Hall, with whom Maxwell graduated in 1966, died in the Vietnam War, he said. When they have additional names from family members or friends they will be added to the memorial in front of the school. The memorial currently has nine nameplates recognizing people who died in Vietnam. Since Maxwell and fellow Vietnam veteran Jim Pilkenton started cleaning up the tribute wall in early August, district officials have stepped in to help with the project. Leo Camalich, assistant superintendent for personnel services for the district, said so far workers have sandblasted the monument, put in steel inlays in the bench to keep skateboarders away, coated it in plaster and done some painting. He is also checking names provided to him by Maxwell from the war memorial at Whittier City Hall, to see if any are Sierra graduates. WHITTIER – Two Vietnam War veterans who are restoring a weathered war memorial at the Sierra Education Center are trying to determine if any other former students who gave their lives in service of the United States were overlooked and should have their names added to the memorial. The pair are seeking information on men and women who graduated from the Sierra site, formerly Sierra High School, who died in any of the wars since 1961, said veteran Butch Maxwell. “This isn’t about us. This is about those people who laid down their lives in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq,” said Maxwell. “We don’t want them to fade away.” Maxwell said with the help of Whittier Union High School District officials, they have already tracked down Pfc. Joseph Cruz, a graduate of Sierra Vista High School who died in October in Afghanistan. “We feel an obligation to restore this to recognize alumni who graduated from here who gave their lives for our country,” he said. Camalich said most of the work on the memorial in front of the education center should be completed by next week. The tribute wall was a senior class gift to then Sierra High School in 1969 and was last upgraded in 1998. The Vietnam veterans decided to take on the project, after Pilkenton showed Maxwell pictures of the worn-out monument at their 1966 high school reunion. When more names are found and work is completed, Maxwell said they hope to hold a rededication ceremony on Veteran’s Day in November. “We hope to bring together everyone who has worked on the monument and family members to pay tribute,” he said. Anyone with information on Sierra grads who died while serving their country since 1961 is asked to contact Maxwell at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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

Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge to host 2019/20 WSL season openers

first_img Getty Images Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Danielle Carter, Jordan Nobbs, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson celebrate Arsenal’s title triumph back in May 3 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star boost MOST READ IN FOOTBALL It’s understood that both matches will also be broadcast live on BT. It will be only the second time City’s women’s team have played at the Etihad, with the first coming during their successful Women’s League Cup run in 2014.Their usual home is the 7,000-capacity Academy Stadium, a five-minute walk away from the men’s ground.The match, which kicks off at 3pm, will also be the first women’s Manchester derby since United launched their team at the start of last season.Former England captain Casey Stoney’s side won the Championship last season but City will represent a formidable first game at this level as their squad is packed with players from England’s France 2019 line-up, including captain Steph Houghton, midfielder Jill Scott and leading scorer Ellen White. JIBE deals “We are all very excited to play our first home game of the season at the Etihad Stadium and, better yet, in a Manchester derby,” said Houghton in a statement.“Big games like this are the ones you want to be in as a player and every one of us Manchester City players is looking forward to getting on that pitch and giving you all a performance to be proud of.”Last season, City finished second in the WSL and won both the Women’s FA Cup and League Cup.Spurs came up with United as Championship runners-up but they also face a tough WSL opener against Emma Hayes’ experienced Chelsea side, which reached the last four of the Champions League last season and feature England stars Fran Kirby, Millie Bright and Carly Telford. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions The Lionesses gripped the nation as they got to the last four of the World Cup in France Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers getty Premier League grounds will host the games with the men’s top-flight on an international break and tickets to Chelsea’s clash is free of charge to supporters.Fans can claim up to four free tickets for the London derby, while City are offering up to three free tickets for under-16s per paying adult, with adult tickets at £7. Any additional child’s ticket will cost £2.City reportedly considered making the game free of charge but decided adults should pay something as they want fans to view the WSL as a product worth paying for.The club, however, did benchmark their adult price against the cheapest ticket available at the Women’s World Cup in France.The decision to move the most high-profile WSL season-openers to large stadiums is part of a wider initiative by the Football Association, which runs the league, and the 12 member clubs to build on the interest generated by England’s Women’s World Cup campaign. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Emma Hayes’ Chelsea side will begin their season at home to London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge Manchester and London derbies kick off the new Women’s Super League season and games will be held at the Etihad and Stamford Bridge respectively.On September 7, City entertain Manchester United, while Chelsea take on London rivals Tottenham. LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest punished 3 Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea getty targets The game will kick off at 12.30pm on September 8, and Chelsea have told fans to only order tickets if they are sure they can attend, as they are expecting a full house.The full fixture list for the new WSL season, its second as a fully-professional league and first with Barclays as a title sponsor, will be revealed on Wednesday, but the four other opening games have already been announced and will see champions Arsenal host FA Cup runners-up West Ham, Everton visit Birmingham, Bristol City host Brighton and Reading go to Liverpool. 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Austin Female Arrested for Prostitution

first_imgShe was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail awaiting her first court appearance. Scott County-Yesterday afternoon, Rebecca Cox, 46, of 5th Street in Austin, was arrested for Prostitution, Misdemeanor, after she brokered a deal for money in exchange for sex to an Indiana State Police Undercover Officer.The deal was brokered at roadside in the Austin area.last_img

Principal Chief Lambert Releases Audit Reports Ahead of Impeachment Hearing

first_imgAhead of an impeachment hearing, The chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians released three audit reports Tuesday. The reports touch on incidences of corruption and fraud.The audits cover periods between October 2011 through September 2015. One audit of former Chief Michel Hicks showed more than $11,000 in personal charges to a tribal credit card. Former Vice Chief Larry Blythe had personal charges totaling more than $89,000 on a tribal credit card. An Executive Office Visa Card used for miscellaneous expenses: Items appearing personal in nature totaled $28,955.89. This includes apparel & accessories totaling $6,508.44 (purchases made to Macy’s, Nine West, Ralph Lauren, and other retail stores). Cash advances of $11,152. Spa & Salons $876.00.The audits are part of an ongoing FBI investigation of the Tribal Council’s Qualla Housing program. The audit found problems with the Qualla Housing Authority include Poor recordkeeping; issues with documentation; unusual loan invoices/disbursements; questionable write-offs; risks for potential cash theft schemes; internal control risks. Tribal Council started efforts to impeach Chief Patrick Lambert back in February stating he had improperly handled personnel matters. Lambert denies wrong doing. There will be an impeachment hearing on Monday, May 22nd conducted by Tribal Council.last_img read more