September 20

Ellsworth boys take 1st at indoor track meet; MDI, GSA girls win

first_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 ORONO — Local indoor track teams had some of their best meets of the season Saturday with three teams claiming first-place honors at the University of Maine.In the first meet of the day, the Ellsworth boys and MDI girls earned wins in their respective fields. The Eagles topped Hermon by a single point to earn a thrilling win on the boys’ side, and the Trojans finished 47 points ahead of Orono on the girls’ side to earn a decisive victory.Nate Mason (400-meter dash), Javon Williams (long jump) and Beck Deeny (triple jump) claimed individual wins for the Ellsworth boys. Mason and Williams also teamed up with Colby Hamilton and Atticus Deeny to earn a win in the boys’ 4-by-200 relay.Bucksport’s Micah Hileman competes in the boys’ 4-by-800 relay during an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet Jan. 19 at the University of Maine. The Golden Bucks won the relay event with a time of 10 minutes, 42.14 seconds. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY LETITIA BALDWINFor the MDI girls, Marilyn Sawyer won the 55-meter dash and 200-meter dash with times of 8.02 and 28.40 seconds, respectively. The Trojans also got individual wins from Katelyn Osborne (800-meter run), Lily Cook (shot put) and Jillian Driscoll (triple jump) and a team win from Sawyer, Cook, Emma Freudig and Grace Rodick in the 4-by-200 relay.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s Emma McKechnie (girls’ high jump) and MDI senior Gilbert Isaacs (boys’ shot put) also earned wins in the opening meet.In the afternoon meet, the George Stevens Academy girls finished 44 points ahead of Central to place first of six teams. Bucksport and Sumner also competed from Hancock County.Grace Broughton (55-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash), Ivy Manner-Wheelden (long jump and high jump) added two individual wins apiece for the GSA girls in contested events. The Eagles also got a team win from Broughton, Hattie Slayton, Susanna Jakub and Lanny Zentz in the 4-by-200 relay.For Bucksport, freshman Johanna Stiles (girls’ 55-meter dash) and seniors Carter Tolmasoff (boys’ 55-meter dash) and Addie Morrison (girls’ 400-meter dash) earned individual wins. The Golden Bucks earned team wins in the boys’ 4-by-200 and 4-by-800 relays with times of 1:44.49 and 10:42.14, respectively.Sophomore Logan Carter gave Sumner an event win with a time of 5:17.86 in the boys’ 1-mile run. The Tigers also got a strong performance from junior Bryce Coombs, who finished 0.14 seconds behind Mattanawcook Academy’s Josh Cole to claim second place in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles.All five Hancock County teams will return to UMaine next Saturday, Jan. 26, to take part in the next competition. Bucksport and GSA will compete in the first meet of the day at 9 a.m., and Ellsworth, MDI and Sumner will compete in the afternoon meet at 1:30 p.m. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biolast_img read more

September 19

Cricket News Kinrara Oval – Venue of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli’s glory escapes closure

first_img New Delhi: When one talks about Indian cricket’s glory moments in their history, the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia features prominently. It was at this venue in 2006 that Sachin Tendulkar stamped his class on the world stage with a brilliant century. In 2008, the venue was a sight for greater glory for a certain Virat Kohli as he led his side to the Under-19 World Cup title. Thus, it came as a rude shock for a lot of cricket fans when news emerged that the venue would be closed. The Malaysian Cricket Association’s lease expired in October and the property company that owned the land ordered them out of the ground to make way for a new development. After several months in limbo, the ground’s future is now assured after the cabinet agreed it should continue operating as a cricket stadium following talks with parties involved in the dispute.Saj Saddiq, the Sports Minister of Malaysia, said on Twitter, “The Malaysian government is committed to saving this… cricket ground. Cabinet decided that saving the cricket ground is more important than commercial development.” During the entire episode, the International Cricket Council had also said they were not in favour of closing the Kinrara Oval as the game was flourishing in the country. According to a report in AFP, the ministry said the final terms of a deal will be hammered out in a meeting between the sports ministry, the developer of the Kinrara Oval Perumahan Kinrara Berhad and the cricket association.In the 2006 DLF Cup Tri-series which involved India, West Indies and Sri Lanka, Tendulkar stamped his class with a brilliant 141 off 148 ball and the knock included 13 fours and five sixes. His opening stand of 75 with Rahul Dravid (26) and his 125-run stand with Irfan Pathan helped India end on 309/5. Tendulkar remained unbeaten but during the West Indies chase, the rain played spoilsport and West Indies were declared winners by 29 runs courtesy the Duckworth-Lewis method. India did not make it to the final which was eventually won by Australia when they defeated the West Indies by 127 runs. Virat Kohli’s Indian team won the U-19 World Cup in 2008 at the Kinrara Oval.Sachin Tendulkar smashed a century in 2006 against West Indies.India won the 2008 Under-19 World Cup by beating South Africa in the final. In 2008, the India Under-19 team led by Virat Kohli looked to cement their legacy as they looked to win the title. They got off to a great start with a win against Papua New Guinea but they got a big win against South Africa by six wickets. Kohli’s side continued their winning run by beating the West Indies by 50 runs and in the quarter-final, they defeated England by seven wickets. India overcame a tough fight from New Zealand to win the match by three wickets and in the final they once again faced South Africa.Tanmay Shrivastava was the top scorer with 46 as India reached 159 but in a rain-curtailed game, Siddarth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja, Iqbal Adbulla and Ajitesh Argal held their nerve as they won the match by 12 runs to clinch the title.When one talks about where Kohli’s greatness at the international stage began, it was right here at the Kinrara Oval. Cricket fans will be happy that the venue is not closed for the time being and that in the near future, more stars emerge from here. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

September 16

Balanced attack leads No. 2 seed Syracuse over Yale, 11-10, to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 After Stephen Rehfuss wound up into his crow-hop to unleash the game-winner from 10 yards out, teammates corralled the redshirt freshman attack. They tapped his helmet, and they hugged him tight. Senior midfielder Nick Mariano, who scored twice, leapt high on the sideline, as the Carrier Dome crowd rose to its loudest level of the night. Syracuse’s savior hadn’t scored all night, but Rehfuss punched home SU’s ticket to the NCAA quarterfinals.“It was a miscommunication on defense,” Rehfuss said, “and (senior attack Jordan Evans) found me.”It didn’t matter who it was. Or where it came from. Syracuse’s sixth game-winner slung from the stick of its fifth different player. Nick Mariano, Sergio Salcido, Brendan Bomberry, Jamie Trimboli — and now Rehfuss have all stepped up in the final moments. In a season of late-game heroics, the Orange prevailed Sunday night with a late score to beat Yale, 11-10, and improve to 9-2 in one-goal games.After winning the Ivy League tournament last weekend, the Bulldogs ran into as balanced an offense the Orange has put together. No. 2 Syracuse (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) fought from down three at the start of the second half to mount its latest comeback and advance past No. 15 Yale (10-6, 5-1 Ivy) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Orange march on to the University of Delaware for the NCAA quarterfinals next Sunday to face Towson, while Yale, ranked No. 6 in the preseason top 20, heads home.SU head coach John Desko earned his 500th win, including his time as a player and assistant. It’s also SU’s 11th victory in its last 12 games, this one in a contest during which Yale won 18-of-22 faceoffs. Syracuse didn’t win a faceoff over a 40-minute stretch and still came out on top, thanks to an 11-goal attack spread across nine different scorers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“How we made the difference was the lack of turnovers,” Desko said. “We had only four turnovers and we were perfect on the clears. We did the things we had to do to be really efficient when we did have the ball.”Last Saturday at unranked Colgate, Syracuse committed 17 turnovers and Mariano didn’t notch a single point. SU prevailed for an 11-9 victory, though Desko said this week that to beat any team in the postseason, that turnover total would have to be, at the very least, cut in half.For much of the game, especially the first half, Yale parked in Syracuse territory. Bulldogs junior attack Ben Reeves, who last week was named a top-five finalist for the Tewaaraton Award for the second straight year, entered with a team-high 38 goals and 35 assists. He poured home four goals and two assists, none bigger than his last two to help Yale tie it up at 10.With under eight minutes remaining, Reeves backed down SU close defender Scott Firman and tomahawked a shot resembling a sky-hook to pull the Bulldogs within one. On Yale’s next possession, he swept left, worked off a shallow pick and bounced in his fourth goal to knot the score.Like clockwork, SU had strung together a 6-1 run to take a 10-8 lead. Senior attack Jordan Evans kicked his leg out, threw an air punch and jumped after he tied the score at 8. Syracuse has erased deficits of at least four goals on four separate occasions this year, trailed Duke by two with six minutes left to win, and trailed Yale by three early in the third quarter.In February, the Orange lost All-ACC defender Nick Mellen to a season-ending injury. The graduation of leading attack and All-American Dylan Donahue left a hole at the top of the offense, which featured three new faces at attack. Goalie Evan Molloy entered his first year as the clear-cut starter. SU has since gone 7-2 versus Top 20 teams, 5-1 versus top 10 teams, and 2-0 against those in the top five.Mariano’s game-winner over Albany foreshadowed a season of big-time moments. Salcido, speedster and assist man, hit the game-winner against Virginia, the start of SU’s nine-game winning streak. Three more game-winners ensued. The latest came Sunday, following a “One stop,” chant from the Yale sideline. One stop the Bulldogs never got.Syracuse’s win became one stop — one stop in SU’s pursuit of ending the program’s longest national championship drought since 1983, which can be snapped with three more wins.With 2:09 on the clock, Rehfuss found room, swept left and hit top shelf to put Syracuse one victory away from its first Final Four since 2013.“Offensively, we did our job and we moved off ball better than I’ve seen all year,” said Mariano, who bumped his team-high goals total to 34 with two scores and an assist. “Nine guys scored goals. For an offense, that’s incredible to do.” Commentslast_img read more

September 16

Bumbaca: Badgers defense is for real, even without Vince Biegel

first_imgThe final score of the University of Wisconsin’s football team’s 14-7 loss to fourth-ranked Michigan looked better than the product the Badgers offense displayed on the field.Physically, the Wolverines dominated the Badgers in nearly every facet that UW knew it would have to excel at in order to escape Michigan Stadium with an upset win. The Wolverines heralded secondary covered redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook’s targets to near perfection. Michigan’s front-seven bullied the Wisconsin offensive line to create a logjam for the running game, which only exacerbated Hornibrook’s woes in the passing game.Despite all of that, the Badgers’ defense kept the team in the game, even without their leader Vince Biegel, who missed the game after undergoing surgery on a bone fracture in his foot Thursday night. The unit was once again impressive on the big stage. The defense will allow the Badgers to hang around in every game.Football: Biegel to miss 2-4 weeks after surgery to repair fractured bone in footFifth-year senior linebacker Vince Biegel is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after having minor surgery Thursday night to mend a Read…T.J. Watt is a certified beast. Jack Cichy and T.J. Edwards have to be among the top inside linebacker tandems in the nation. The defensive line’s impact doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, but is vital to the team’s success. Credit first-year defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox for not only maintaining UW’s defensive strength in recent years, but improving it too.That’s exactly why everything is still in front of this Badger team. One loss, for now, will not impede their path to Indianapolis, and then potentially the College Football Playoff. Ohio State University, University of Iowa and University of Nebraska are all tough games. But if UW can be within one possession of forcing overtime against a team like Michigan with an inept offense, this defense will give UW the opportunity to win any game, any time, anywhere. Even on the big stage.Minor tweaks are necessary on offense though. Senior running back Corey Clement has to prove he has NFL-caliber talent. The defense needs to get healthy too. Luckily for the Badgers, Wisconsin has a bye week this weekend to figure all of this out.They still control their own destiny. But the path to Indy starts in 10 days under the lights at Camp Randall, when the No. 2 Buckeyes come to town.last_img read more

August 26

Masters 2019: Final round begins with Tiger Woods two behind leader Francesco Molinari

first_imgThe 2019 Masters was set to finish in somewhat unfamiliar circumstances, but perhaps with a very familiar winner, as the final round began much earlier than usual on Sunday.Due to the anticipated arrival of thunderstorms in the afternoon, organizers brought the tee times forward in round four, while grouping players in threesomes and using the first and 10th tees. Open champion Francesco Molinari held a two-shot lead at 13 under, but Tiger Woods — a winner at Augusta on four previous occasions — was only two behind alongside Tony Finau.Woods was looking to complete the most incredible comeback from multiple back surgeries. As recently as November 2017, he was ranked 1,199th in the world and two months earlier he acknowledged he was unsure if he would ever play professional golf again. Related News Molinari, Woods and Finau were due off at 9:20 a.m. local time. The Italian famously got the better of Tiger last July when they were paired together for the final round of The Open at Carnoustie.Brooks Koepka was three off the lead at 10 under with 18 holes to play, with Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson a further shot back.Here are the hole locations for the final round of #themasters.— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Although the forecast rain had yet to arrive when play began, there were already strong winds at Augusta, providing additional intrigue on the final day. Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari once again finds himself in duel with Tiger Woodslast_img read more

August 13

I’m my own man, insists Van Niekerk

first_img– ‘Not a walk in the park’ –“To be honest with you it really did upset me a bit,” said van Niekerk.“The amount of respect I have shown each and every competitor, including Makwala, and for him to come out and mention my name amongst something fishy with the IAAF, knowing how hard I have been working…“I have been putting out great performances for two years now and I definitely deserve way more respect from my competitors.“I wouldn’t say it affected me, but I expected more from someone I have been competing against for years now.“There has been continued respect, and for him to come out with that was a bit disappointing.”Van Niekerk said he was delighted with the performances of several other South Africans at the championships and the fact that his achievements have helped persuade others to take up the sport instead of opting for the more traditional ones of football, cricket or rugby.However, he had a warning for them.“I wish they could be a bit more patient and respect the process as well,” said van Niekerk.“It is not a walk in the park, you need to take it step-by-step and learn from your experiences and take it from there.“The youngsters who are coming through now get it a bit easier than we got, we had to fight a bit harder.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayde van Niekerk says he is building his own “image and brand” and doesn’t want to be tagged as the successor to track and field legends Usain Bolt and Michael Johnson.The 25-year-old South African 400 metres world record holder just missed out on emulating Johnson’s feat of the 200/400m world championship double, which the American achieved in the 1995 championships, when he took silver in the 200 metres on Thursday behind surprise winner Ramil Guliyev of Turkey.He had successfully defended his 400m world title earlier in the week.Nevertheless, van Niekerk, who was unusually emotional after the race, raising his arms in celebration when he heard he had finished second, said he believed his effort had been “successful”.However, he dismissed comparisons with either Johnson — whose 400m world record the South African shattered when he won the Olympic title last year — or 100/200m world record holder Bolt, who is competing in his final global championships.“I will never try and fill Usain’s shoes, or Michael’s,” said van Niekerk.“I’ve shown enough dominance, hard work and performances to start building my own image and brand.“I have the utmost respect for Usain and he is the one I have been watching over the last few years. I have got to know him quite well and I thank him for what he has done for the sport.“This week is the perfect time for us to honour him.”However, van Niekerk, who is coached by 74-year-old ‘Auntie’ Ans Botha, tore up the script with regard to his normal generous and complimentary remarks about his rivals when it came to Botswana’s Isaac Makawala, who made allusions to the South African and the sport’s governing body colluding to have him barred from the 400m so the double dream could stay alive.Makwala, who finished out of the medals in the 200m, had been barred after being diagnosed with the highly contagious norovirus — something both he and his team hotly-contested — and under British health rules had to be placed in quarantine for 48 hours.last_img read more

August 12

Local Pharmacy Owner Faces Charges of Creating Fake Prescriptions for Dogs

first_imgA local pharmacy owner is in trouble with the law, after police say he created fake prescriptions to save money on medications for his dogs.According to the police report, Boynton Beach resident Casey Kelleher created fake labels for amoxicillin and carprovet using his dogs’ veterinarian’s name to save a trip to the vet.The report adds that Kelleher last brought his dogs to the vet in December of last year, which is the last time he was issued a prescription.This time around, Kelleher went to Dog Activity World to have the staff administer the prescriptions. Instead, the staff alerted police when they noticed the dogs had different medications listed in the company’s database.The man is facing fraud charges.last_img read more

August 12

‘Pepper’ Wilson leaving Pitt

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—The Pitt women’s basketball team is losing its sophomore class.Former New Pittsburgh Courier All-City Player of the Year Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson, Sarah Ogoke and Kate Popovec are leaving the Panthers, who were 16-15 overall and 5-11 in the Big East this season. The 6-6 Wilson started 27 games at center, averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. She also played in 33 games, 32 of which she started, during her freshman year, when she was named to the All-Big East freshmen team. The 6-3 Popovec averaged 2.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Ogoke, a 5-9 guard, averaged 1 point and 1.4 rebounds in 28 games.Reasons for the departures were not released.Pitt’s active roster is down to eight players, all of them freshmen or juniors.The Panthers failed to make the NCAA tournament under coach Agnus Berenato, causing the school to lose thousands of dollars last week when it played host to early round tournament games that drew sparse crowds. ‘PEPPER’ WILSONlast_img read more

August 6

Washington State Recycling Association Honors Three Local Organizations

first_imgFacebook31Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteThree out of the nine 2014 Washington State Recycling Association’s (WSRA) Recycler of the Year awards went to organizations here in Thurston County. Each year, a diverse panel of WSRA members chooses organizations, businesses, and individuals who have made outstanding recycling achievements. WSRA members represent a variety of aspects of the recycling industry, including collectors and processors, government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Recipients will receive their awards at the Recyclers of the Year Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 6 during WSRA’s annual conference.City of Olympia Public Works Waste ReSources – Public Agency Recycler of the YearWSRA recognized the City of Olympia for their accomplishments and new programs centered on their Vision of Zero Waste, a mission to lead and inspire their community toward a waste-free future and to play a strategic role to create opportunities to eliminate waste. Olympia’s innovative programs include their award-winning GrassCycling Virtual Workshop, Pedestrian Recycling, 3rd Grade Education Program, Business Waste Assessments, and Lakefair Parade Recycling.Olympia School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department – Youth Education Recycler of the YearWSRA recognized the Olympia School District for implementing some of the most innovative and visionary school food service waste reduction initiatives in the nation. These include using milk dispensers to reduce milk carton and milk waste; replacing disposables with durable utensils, bowls, cups, and trays; and participating in the Food Rescue program to collect prepared but unserved food for the Thurston County Food Bank. The Olympia School District has a 30-year history of reducing waste, and was one of the first school districts in the state to implement comprehensive recycling and organics collection programs.Thurston County Solid Waste’s Plastic Whale Project – Societal Impact Recycler of the YearWSRA recognized the Plastic Whale Project for uniquely combining art and marine biology with the goal of preventing waste. Thurston County Solid Waste Division educator Carrie Zeigler conceived a plan to marry her artistic skills with her environmental education job by having local school children assist with the creation of a giant whale sculpture that would use plastic bags and other plastic waste. The large-scale art project was a way for kids to get a hands–on experience while learning about the harmful effects of plastic waste on the environment and wildlife. The project brought together more than 900 people from all walks of life to create a 32 foot replica of a gray whale made entirely out of plastic bags and other waste commonly found in our oceans. More than 100,000 people viewed the whale in person, and it was seen on television by 1.65 million people.last_img read more