Milan, In. — The Milan Park Board has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday, August 24 at 5 p.m. in the Barlow Building. New playground equipment is the topic of discussion.
Laurel, In. —The public is invited to a “Star Gazing” party at the Laurel Public Library Friday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Kids can create a paper mache solar system, decorate a “reading rocket” and portable telescopes from the Cincinnati Observatory will be available courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island girls’ tennis team shut out three of its opponents this week, improving its record to 4-1.The following are results from the past week.GIRLS’ TENNISTuesdayThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA 5, Dexter 0GSA singles winners: Erin Niehott, Abbey Frost and Lindsay Nevin. GSA doubles winners: Hunter Morris and Jenna Gray; Vivian Cheng and Heggestad.MDI 5, WA 0MDI singles winners: India Janes, Molly Corson and Delaney Smith. MDI doubles winners: Emily and Olivia McCarthy; Gabby Link and Izzy Wellman Webster.Orono 5, Sumner 0SaturdayLee 5, Sumner 0Lee 5, Sumner 0Penobscot Valley 3, DI-S 2Penobscot Valley 3, DI-S 2FridayEllsworth 4, Foxcroft 1Ellsworth singles winners: Alexa Grant and Sammy Mason. Ellsworth doubles winners: Kelsie Boyer and Avery Jester; Olivia Robidoux and Miriam Nelson.MDI 5, Hermon 0MDI singles winners: India Jones, Molly Corson and Delaney Smith. MDI doubles winners: Emily McCarthy and Olivia McCarthy; Rachel Jacobs and Eliza Schleif.ThursdayGSA 3, Lee 2GSA singles winner: Lindsay Nevin. GSA doubles winners: Hunter Morris and Jenna Gray; Grace Hylan and Vivian Cheng.WednesdayMDI 5, Ellsworth 0MDI singles winners: India Janes, Molly Corson and Delaney Smith. MDI doubles winners: Emily McCarthy and Olivia McCarthy; Gabby Link and Izzy Wellman-Webster.GSA 5, DI-S 0BOYS’ TENNISTuesday GSA 5, Dexter 0GSA singles winners: Matt Stephens, Beowulf Urban and Ben Polite. GSA doubles winners: Aiden Byrne and Leif Lyon Miller; Kent Fang and Christian Jones.Orono 5, Sumner 0MDI 4, WA 1MDI singles winners: Kaleb Payson and Drake Janes. MDI doubles winners: Jimmy Carroll and September Murray; Max Craigo and Gabe Michael.SaturdaySumner 3, Lee 2Sumner singles winners: Mike Allen and Noah Goldfarb. Sumner doubles winners: Sam Tracy and Finn Russet.Sumner 4, Lee 1Sumner singles winners: Mike Allen and Noah Goldfarb. Sumner doubles winners: Sam Tracy-Finn Russet; Austin Rumill and Neil Wilpan by forfeit.DI-S 3, Penobscot Valley 2DI-S 4, Penobscot Valley 1FridayFoxcroft 3, Ellsworth 2Ellsworth singles winner: Brian Awalt. Ellsworth doubles winners: Norman Jodrey and Carter Frank.Hermon 5, MDI 0ThursdayGSA 5, Lee 0GSA singles winners: Matt Stephens, Beowulf Urban and Ben Polite. GSA doubles winners: Aiden Byrne and Leif Lyon-Miller; Kent Fang and Joe Boulet.WednesdayMDI 5, Ellsworth 0MDI singles winners: Kaleb Payson, Teddy Geary and Jimmy Carroll; MDI doubles winners: Drake Janes and September Murray; Bryce Dimauro and Gabe Michael.GSA 5, DI-S 0
Pestano, Giddings cop top cricket prizesTHE training hall of the St Francis Community Developers was almost filled to capacity as Guyana’s leading youth and sports club, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC), held a gala 29th Annual Awards Ceremony.Trophies, medals, framed certificates, prizes and donations worth $2.5M were presented to dozens of club members, cricket clubs, youths, medical personnel, retired teachers, outstanding teachers and students, law enforcement officers and deserving members of the public.Among the prizes were cell phones, smart phones, fold rings, smart watches, gold medallions, designer clothing, electrical equipment, household and kitchen items, food hampers, cricket bats, sport gear, cosmetics, hampers, educational materials and designer watches.RHTYSC Cricketer-of-the-Year Clinton Pestano receives his prizes from Regional Vice-Chairman Dennis Deroop.RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster noted that the Award Ceremony is hosted every year to recognise and honour outstanding club members who excelled during the previous calendar year and to encourage all RHTY&SC members to always strive for excellence.The Club, during the three-hour ceremony, also honoured 16 medical personnel, four retired teachers, four outstanding law enforcement officers, eight teachers-of-the-year, eight students-of-the-year and presented its highest award ‘The Dolphin Award of Excellence’ to five outstanding Guyanese.The longstanding Secretary/CEO in a comprehensive report stated that the Club in 2018 completed a record 718 activities and was very successful on the cricket field.The 10 cricket teams of the Club over the last 14 months has won a total of 15 cricket tournaments including Pepsi 50-Overs, Busta Champion of Champions 40-Overs, New York Business Group Under-19, New Building Society 40-Over Second Division, Patron’s Cup 10/10 and Raffik Construction 100 Balls Tournaments.The Club also produced a total of 17 National players including Clinton Pestano, Jonathan Rampersaud, Kevin Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Junior Sinclair, Erva Giddings, Kevlon Anderson, Shabiki Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond and Mahendra Gopilall.Among the 719 activities completed in 2018 were Scotia Bank Mash Parade, Award Ceremony, Gregory Gaskin Sports Award, Cricket Academy, Republic Bank Summer Camp, Ansa McAl Award of Excellence, Christmas Village, Medical Clinics, Say No/Say Yes Campaign, Annual Christmas Charity Programme and monthly Old Age Pensioners Programme.Foster also unveiled some major plans for the RHTY&SC in the future, including repairs to its office, construction of an all-weather cricket practice centre and an expansion of the Say No/Say Yes Campaign.Mayor of Rose Hall Town Chattergoon Ramnauth and Town Clerk Natasha Griffith both hailed the RHTY&SC MS as a proud symbol of the Township and hailed the positive impact the Club has made in the lives of residents in Guyana’s smallest township.Regional Vice-Chairman Dennis Deroop, one of the five awardees of the RHTY&SC Dolphin Award of Excellence, stated that the Club should be cherished by all Berbicians and be used as a role model. He pledged the Region 6 RDC cooperation to the RHTY&SC on its community and youth development efforts.Over $500 000 worth of cricket balls, bicycles, cricket gears, stationery, trophies, household items and medals were donated to 20 cricket clubs, Upper Corentyne Cricket Association, Berbice Cricket Board, Students, Rose Hall Town Hindu Temple, an elderly resident from New Amsterdam and a medical worker whose house was recently destroyed by fire.Female Cricketer-of-the-Year Erva Giddings receives her prizes from Metro Office Supplies Regional Manager.National player Clinton Pestano copped the prestigious RHTYSC Cricketer-of-the-Year Award and took home $350 000 worth of prizes including a Steven Jacobs gold ring, bicycle, smart phone, watches, household items, electrical items, lazy boy chair, kitchen utensils.Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu collected a West Indian gold medallion from King’s Jewellery World and smart watch after being named ‘Worker of the Year/Benefit Year’ while West Indies female fast bowler Erva Giddings copped the Female Cricketer-of-the-Year Award.The full List of Awardees for 2018 are:Under-13 Batsman/Cricketer-of-the-Year – Nyron Hicks.Under-13 Bowler-of-the-Year – Nathan KistamaUnder-15 Batsman – Christopher DeroopUnder-15 Bowler/Cricketer – Matthew PottayaUnder-17 Batsman – Mahendra GopilallUnder-17 Bowler – Tyrese SealeyUnder-17 Cricketer – Jonathan RampersaudUnder-19 Batsman/Bowler/Cricketer – Kevin SinclairUnder-21 Batsman – Kevlon AndersonUnder-21 Bowler – Keith SimpsonUnder-21 Cricketer – Kevin SinclairMetro Female Batter – Shemaine CampbelleMetro Female Bowler/Cricketer – Erva GiddingsSecond Division Batsman – Kevin SinclairSecond Division Bowler/Cricketer – Junior SinclairFirst Division Batsman – Kevlon AndersonFirst Division Bowler – Shawn PereiraFirst Division Cricketer – Kevin SinclairDisciplined Male Player – Chanderpaul GovindanDisciplined Female Player – Mariam SamarooMost Promising Female Player – Sheneta GrimmondMost Promising Male Player – Kevin SuerajMost Committed Male Player – Mahendra GopilallMost Committee Female Player – Uma MatadinWorker of the Year/Benefit Year – Simon NaiduMost Improved Female Cricketer – Abigail KishunMost Improved Male Cricketer – Nicholas Lawson/Shivnarine RamnarineMale Fielder of the Year – Junior SinclairFemale Fielder of the Year – Shabiki GajnabiSpecial Award – Eon HooperSpecial Under-13 Award – Terell HutsonCricketer-of-the-Year – Clinton PestanoSecretary/CEO Special Award: Terry Pike, Sohan Harry, Tyrone Pottaya, Keith Hicks, Ravindranauth Kissoonlall, Surendra Kissoonlall, Navin Raghoo, Mark Papannah, Eon Wiggins, Elizabeth Brusch, Phil Arthur, Brenda Millington and Neville Beaton.Additionally, RHTY&SC and official sponsor Bakewell honoured 15 members of the Rose Hall Town Bakewell Second Division Team for winning six major titles over the last 14 months.
Defining moments in sports can often come unexpectedly.For the UW men’s tennis team that has had its fair share of them over a very successful spring season, the one that might go overlooked happened more than two months ago. Wisconsin, at the time, was looking to open its conference season on the same strong note that led to an early 5-1 record. The Badgers did just that, defeating a good Penn State team, 4-3.While any conference win is a big one when you play in the Big Ten, this one turned out to be especially meaningful as the team closed out the regular season just as it began it, 5-1.Both the Nittany Lions and the Badgers finished fourth in the Big Ten at 6-4. So when it came time to seed the teams for the Big Ten tournament, it was the Badgers who received the higher seed.Coincidentally, UW will get another chance to define itself against PSU, as the two are slated to play in the first round.Along with the same 6-4 records and close finish in their head-to-head matchup, Wisconsin and Penn State were both virtually neck-and-neck in the national rankings as well, at No. 40 and No. 41, respectively.So while the Badgers ended up with the higher seed, their opponent isn’t an ideal first round draw. Still, the team is going to approach this match the same way it approaches every match: with a high level of intensity.”When you are in a tournament where you’re out with one loss, you have to be ready for anything,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “You need to be able to go full out every time you step on the court.”The last time these two teams played, Wisconsin held the home court advantage, a luxury it will not have this time around. Instead, the match will be played in West Lafayette, Ind., meaning that UW will have to adjust to playing a hungry PSU team in a neutral environment.”[Penn State] will definitely be looking for revenge against us,” Van Emburgh said. “I’m sure their coach will be telling them, ‘We lost 4-3 to these guys earlier this year — let’s get that one back!'”Should Wisconsin beat Penn State for a second time this season Friday morning, it would most likely face the No. 3-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes — the last team to beat the Badgers — Saturday.”I think they’ve lost once this year to Georgia, who’s ranked, who’s the No. 1 team in the country, so they’re really good, Ohio State, and they’re going to be tough for anybody to beat,” Van Emburgh said in a press conference Monday.Still, should UW get that far, Van Emburgh has confidence that his team can contend with OSU, especially considering the level at which freshman Moritz Baumann and the rest of the team have been playing.”Not looking past Penn State, but if we do play [Ohio State], I think we have a good chance,” Van Emburgh said. “And I think it really comes down to the guys believing in themselves at that particular day. Ohio State is really solid throughout their lineup, but we have guys that can play with their guys even or better. So when you’re going into a match, and you’re even or better, you want to feel good about maybe having the outcome come your way on that given day.”But first, the team must get past Penn State.”I’ve been telling [the team] to just relax,” he said. “As long as we go out there and lay it all out on the line, we can get the kind of results we are looking for.”Hopefully for Wisconsin, that result turns out to be the kind of defining moment that is never forgotten.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) released its Week 10 depth chart before heading down to South Carolina to take on No. 3 Clemson (8-0, 5-0) in Death Valley on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Cordell Hudson, who has played in six of Syracuse’s eight games this season, has been taken off the injury report. The Orange’s secondary has been depleted since its loss to Louisville when SU lost starters Antwan Cordy and Juwan Dowels.SU announced on Tuesday that starting center Jason Emerich’s season and Syracuse career are over as a result of a shoulder injury suffered against Louisville in Week 2 and surgery that he underwent on Oct. 11. Wide receiver Devin Butler and offensive lineman Omari Palmer are both listed as out for Saturday’s matchup. Butler has been out since Oct. 8, when SU played Wake Forest, and Palmer, a senior, has played just the first three games of the season. Comments Published on November 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati
Seniors Nick Janus (top left) and Chris Prince (top right) come from the same soccer circles in Chicago and both were named to the Chicago Sun Times All-Area team in high school. Now they play for the same team at the University of Wisconsin. [Photo courtesy of Nick Janus]In sports, apart from all-star games and headline-making trades, it is rare for rivals to join together for the sake of a single team, but the Wisconsin men’s soccer team is now home to two former competitors, Nick Janus and Chris Prince.As standouts in the club leagues of their hometown, Chicago, Janus played for Sockers Football Club while Prince suited up for the Chicago Fire Academy. The two teams comprised one of the biggest rivalries in Chicago youth soccer circles.Through a strange course of events one could only explain as fate, the now-seniors never played on the same field until they arrived in Madison.“We knew of one another, but we never actually played against each other,” Janus, a Deer Park, Ill. native said. “When he was on the U-16 team, I was on the U-18 team and then when he got to the U-18 we were scheduled to play each other twice but he was injured the first game, and I was injured the second.”Their knowledge of each other’s background proved to be vital in their arrival and success at Wisconsin.Former Badger head coach, and current Indiana head coach, Todd Yeagley, recruited both players but left the university prior to their arrival, leaving new head coach John Trask with the responsibility of making sure both Janus and Prince stayed committed to becoming Badgers.“As I was going through the interview process it was made clear that I would be getting the job within a week of signing day,” Trask said. “The assistant coaches were giving me a pretty big vibe as to how important it was that I keep Chris and Nick committed.”Prince, a Naperville, Ill. native, had some reservations about remaining committed to the Badgers because he was familiar with Yeagley and his coaching philosophy, but after meeting with Trask he soon realized that it was “an even better situation” with him at the helm.For Janus, Wisconsin was a virtual no-brainer because it “fit every criteria outside of soccer” in terms of academics and proximity to home. A new coach and a perceived rebuilding year did not give the 6-foot-2 forward any second thoughts.“[Those two factors] actually made me more excited to come because I wanted to be a part of something special,” Janus said.Upon their arrival, they continued the FC rivalry in order to compete for playing time.“He got recruited as a forward; I got recruited as a forward,” Janus said. “The problem was that the system we were recruited into only called for one forward so naturally he wanted that spot, and I wanted that spot.”The two held no punchers from either corner, however, and both were willing to do whatever it took to make sure they saw the field more.“It definitely set off a little competition between us where we always wanted to do better than the other,” Prince said. “But our relationship has grown to the point where we’ve played forward and excelled at it together. I’m definitely very close with him, still very competitive and I think having that competitiveness between the two of us over the first few years has let us have the great relationship that we have today.”Fortunately for Janus, Prince and the rest of the team, Janus was moved to center midfield and both players were in the starting lineup and both were named to the 2010 all-Big Ten Freshman team. When asked about the importance of starting both Janus and Prince, Trask said, “When you’ve got players like Chris and Nick, the last thing you want to do is take them off the field.”Both players have been given numerous awards over their collegiate and high school careers in addition to the all-Big Ten Freshman team, including Big Ten all-Tournament teams (both), Second-Team all-Big Ten teams (Prince: 2010 and 2011) and the UIC Classic all-Tournament team (Janus: 2013).Janus is most proud of being named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week in 2011.Prince, who stands at 5-foot-11, takes solace in the fact that he set four school records at Naperville Central High School (single-season goals (27), single-season points (64), career goals (38) and career points (102)). Prince also won four regional championships in four seasons of varsity at Naperville Central.While it may seem like the two Badger stars are similar in every facet of the game, they take pride in the fact that they have different leadership styles. In Trask’s eyes, Prince is more of an outspoken leader while Janus prefers to lead by the strong example he sets on the field.“I’m not a very vocal leader; I prefer to show it,” Janus described. “I want to be the guy that you can go to in order to slow the game down, go on the attack, whatever the team needs. I try to lead by example, and Chris does that too but he’s also a vocal, emotional leader.“He’s the type of guy who when you’re in a tough game and need a pick-me-up, he’s going to make the tough tackle to lift the team up emotionally.”With both players in their final season, Trask is already well aware of the changes their departure will mean for his team moving forward. Prince is now playing midfield and Janus is upfront on the attack, and some have thought about possibly moving Prince to help shore up the Badgers’ backline, all signs that these are two extremely versatile players who can play wherever and whenever on the field.“These guys physically – Nick is as big as a horse and Chris is a great athlete – help you out especially as the season goes on,” Trask said. “People get beat up, get injured, but these guys are tough; they are Chicago tough. No matter what, you’re going to be hard-pressed to tell them they’re not playing today.”As for the off-the-field impact the two men have had on the program — that’s something they will not even know until the future.Speaking as if he were a father giving a speech to his son after graduation, Trask gave insight into how special Nick Jones and Chris Prince are and how much they mean to Wisconsin soccer.“I feel like it will only be down the line for both of them to realize how much they affected UW men’s soccer,” Trask said. “I hope that they get to relish every moment of their final season because they’ve sacrificed so much physically and emotionally and discipline-wise in their life to help move the culture of this team in the right direction.“Three to four years from now when they walk back and see whoever the players are that are representing UW, I think that’s when they’ll start to say to themselves, ‘Wow, I was a big part of this and if it wasn’t for us and our class starting this turn, the program wouldn’t be where it is today.’ I just hope it comes good to them because there’s no one who deserves it more than these two young men.”
Joe Ward is guaranteed a third World Elite Boxing Championship medal.The Westmeath light-heavyweight will box for silver tomorrow after winning his quarter final in comprehensive style last night.Ward will go up against Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in his semi final in Hamburg tomorrow. Photo © AIBA
Royal Barbados Police Force BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The search for a New Jersey couple who went missing last week after renting a Jet Ski in Barbados was called off by the country’s coast guard.Tourism and International Transport Minister, Kerrie D. Symmonds, confirmed that the search had ended on Sunday night with no success in locating 25-year-old Magdalena Deville and 32-year-old Oscar Suarez.The United States, which was also helping with the search, withdrew its assisting aircraft on Saturday, June 29.The authorities said that the couple had rented the jet ski from an establishment in St. James, Barbados, on Monday, June 24. When they didn’t return 20 minutes later, the operators became worried and contacted other operators in the area to search for them, according to police. Both were wearing life jackets when they were last seen.The Police Marine Unit and Barbados Coast Guard both searched the waters but did not find the couple or the Jet Ski, police said. Authorities also checked with the management of the hotel where the Americans were staying, but neither of them had returned.Prime Minister Mia Mottley had last Thursday ordered that the search continue for another 72 hours.“I can’t imagine what you are going through now, but please know that the prayers, as well as the diligent efforts of the Government of Barbados and all of our law enforcement arms as well as the regional ones with whom we are affiliated, will be continuing to work in earnest to find them”, she had said in a message to the relatives.Suarez and Devil arrived in Barbados on June 22 and were scheduled to stay for a week. Since the couple’s disappearance, family members fly to Barbados to assist in searching and handed out flyers on a beach on the island’s west coast.
For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory LOS ANGELES — Time will tell whether the Clippers really have rounded the corner, but they certainly picked up momentum on the turn this past week with easy home victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic.For the past two games, anyway, the Clippers have clicked. They shot 50.8 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point range and scored combined 250 points while boasting a net rating of plus-26.1.In their previous 13 games – an unflattering hopscotch of seven wins and six losses that, at least momentarily, suggested the Clippers’ chances of hosting a first-round playoff series could be in jeopardy – they were averaging just 115.4 points. They shot 47.4 from the floor and 36.2 percent from 3-point range. Their net rating in that span: an unimpressive plus-2.7.The difference? Naturally improving chemistry, a pair of productive shootaround sessions, and maybe most of all: extra screen time. Those conversations aren’t at all uncomfortable, second-year guard Landry Shamet insisted. Not when there is mutual respect and a common purpose.“When everybody’s on the same page, it’s easy,” Shamet said. “You know where everybody’s coming from. Obviously, we get frustrated and upset and nobody’s having fun losing games that we shouldn’t be losing, and losing the wrong way. It’s one thing if you’re playing the right way and you’re losing, but if you’re not playing the right way, you can feel it and so it’s frustrating.Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “We’ve watched more film intently,” veteran guard Lou Williams said. “We’ve been watching a little bit more film than usual with just the players and just getting a better understanding of how we can be better for each other, so I think that’s done us some good.”Center Ivica Zubac said teammates who watch game film together tend to stay on the same page together.“It’s not abnormal, but it doesn’t happen often,” Zubac said after Thursday’s 122-95 victory over Orlando. “We got back to it because we had a tough stretch, and we got away from our game, our style of play.“It’s really important for us players to watch the game together and see what are we doing wrong and where we can improve and just keep everyone accountable, tell them what you want them to do on certain plays. So when we’re out there on the court and that thing happens, we get it right.“We’ve got guys on the team that hold everyone accountable and everyone is gonna admit when they make a mistake. We work together and we talk it out to solve the issue. It’s great when you can tell anyone what’s on your mind, whether you think they make a mistake or where you made a mistake, and they’re gonna be like, ‘Yeah, I got you. Let’s do it this way.’ That’s how it’s supposed to be.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Obviously those conversations have to be had. But if you know it’s coming from the right place, like we’re trying to get better, they’re not difficult to have. They’re coming from the right place.”And the information being exchanged is invaluable, said Kawhi Leonard, his sights set on the ultimate goal: “Championship teams, they’re smart and they’re on a string. The basketball IQ has to be at a high level to be able to win.”In the near term, the Clippers’ challenge will be keeping their spirited play alive away from Staples Center. They’re packing a 10-9 road record for the six-game Grammy Trip, which begins Saturday in New Orleans (12:30 p.m., Ch. 7) and ends Jan. 28 in L.A., with a game that the Lakers will host.“We gotta continue to play like this on the road,” Zubac said. “We haven’t played good on the road and we gotta start winning road games. This road trip is gonna be a great test for us.”