HEATED battles in the Boys’ and Girls’ 4x400m ended in thrilling fashion in the South Georgetown District 13 Zone 1 Inter-School Track Championships yesterday at the Police Sports Club ground.However, another battle off the track ensued when North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary contested the results based on the ineligibility of a participating Tucville Secondary student.With 771 points Lodge Secondary were unquestionably declared the winners of yesterday’s track competition but some are questioning Tucville’s second-place finish, where the school attained 716 points.North Ruimveldt were third with 680 points, Dolphin Secondary School ended with 635 points for fourth, while in a distant fifth were Freeburg Secondary with 462 points, and way behind Ascension Secondary with 91 points.Executives of the District acknowledged the protest lodged against Tucville and announced that an investigation will be launched to ascertain the student’s eligibility. The opposition contended that the student was not a punctual one, and eligibility required that participating students have at least a 75% attendance at the school.Meanwhile, out on the track several students were already declaring their intentions to make it to Nationals, with their words as well as with their actions.Despite not seeing her school finish in a top podium position, Tiffauna Garnett, added some leading points to Freeburg’s tally throughout the day.The Mercury Fast Laners’ athlete had full control over the Girls’ Under-18 category, at least in the sprints, and dominated in the 100m, 200m and 400m, before anchoring her team mates to victory in both the Girls’ 4x100m and 4x400m.The winning Girls’ 4x400m team, from left, Monique Garraway, Teshauna Austin, Esther Joseph and Tiffauna Garnett (Tamica Garnett photo)The girls had a slight fight from the Tucville Secondary team in the 4x400m but were able to keep them at bay and win. Monique Garraway gave the team a great start that was maintained by Teshauna Austin, but when Esther Joseph took over things began to dim as Tucville closed in. But Garnett stepped in to save the day.North Ruimveldt also showed a valiant fight as they climbed from a distance fourth place, to eventually finish third. Lodge Secondary Girls’ team ended in fourth placeIn the Boys’ 4x400m, another suspenseful clash arose as the Lodge Secondary Boys had to dig deep and climb from second place to take the win, due largely in part to a major effort from Rickie Stewart on the final leg.Kevin Devonish opened for the team, while Akeem Williams and Troyston Louisy supported in the middle. Stewart, Williams and Louisy were faces that crowd had already seen in winning positions in their individual categories during the day.Stewart was in the Boys’ Under-20 category, where he championed the 200m, beating out Tucville’s Godfrey Phillips. However, Phillips got the better of him in the 200m.Williams won the Boys’ Under-18 400m, while Louisy had a landslide win in the Boys’1500m.
Tags: boys basketballCazenovia Then the dream came to an abrupt end as Lowville, unleashing its pressure, overwhelmed the Lakers the rest of the half and never looked back, ultimately handing Cazenovia a 70-47 defeat.Having ousted Westhill 62-57 in the opening round Feb. 20 at Buckley Gym, the Lakers saw Alex Moesch lead a strong opening sequence, Cazenovia finding itself only down 18-15 through one period.So Lowville picked up its defensive pressure and then proceeded to blank the Lakers for most of the second quarter, ultimately going on a 20-2 run to close out the half. For a few fleeting minutes, the Cazenovia boys basketball team allowed itself a chance to dream.The Lakers were in Tuesday’s Section III Class B quarterfinals, up against Lowville, who was not only the top seed and defending champions, but also the state’s top-ranked team.And throughout the first quarter, despite the overflow home crowd and the Red Raiders’ daunting reputation, Cazenovia, the no. 8 seed, was hitting its shots and only trailed by a single basket. The deficit grew to 58-30 by the end of the third quarter and, to its credit, Cazenovia battled to the end, Moesch finishing with 16 points and Patrick Linck getting 10 points as Keegan Bailey and Ty Freyer each had eight points.To lead the Red Raiders, Aidan Macaulay had 26 points and eight assists. Chad Bach got 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Gavin Macaulay had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists as Aiden Zehr had 10 points.Cazenovia finished with a 13-9 overall record as six seniors, including Bailey, Freyer, Ryan Romagnoli, Mike Parella, Bryan Roca and Robert Liddell will graduate, but Moesch, Linck and A.J. Rothfeld will lead the returning cast for 2020-21.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story read more
In May 2007, Chris Smith found his school. He signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Seton Hall — a school that would let the St. Benedict’s Prep senior stay in New Jersey and offer the competition of Big East basketball.There was only one problem: grades.‘I was being recruited by a lot of mid-majors,’ Smith said. ‘When I was being recruited, it was like, ‘We don’t know if we can take you because of your grades. We don’t know if we can take you because of your grades.’ And then Seton Hall gave me the opportunity.’But shortly after, Smith was ruled ineligible by falling just short of the required GPA. And as quickly as Seton Hall had entered Smith’s life, it was gone. Smith signed with Manhattan upon becoming eligible, playing his first game in December 2007 and starting 41 of 50 games over the next two years. At the end of his sophomore year, he transferred to Louisville, where he has been ever since.And now, Smith, a fifth-year senior guard, will lead No. 19 Louisville (22-8, 10-7 Big East) into the Carrier Dome to play No. 2 Syracuse (29-1, 16-1 Big East) at 4 p.m. Saturday, as both teams wrap up the regular season and look for momentum heading into next week’s Big East tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut beating one-loss Syracuse and avenging a one-point loss just a couple of weeks ago would hardly be the biggest obstacle the 24-year-old Smith has overcome. After being ruled ineligible and losing the chance to play at Seton Hall, he became a leader on a small conference team, finally made it to a Big East school in Louisville and then had to sit out the 2009-10 season. And perhaps the biggest obstacle has been trying to follow his older brother, J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks.All the while, Smith’s past and current coaches describe him as a gym rat, someone who gets to the gym first and leaves last. They describe him as a practical joker, someone who is fun to be around and is comfortable in his own skin. As a player, they say he has a high basketball IQ and has worked hard to become a starter who averages more than 10 points per game for the Cardinals.‘Chris has been steady throughout the season,’ Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said through Louisville athletic media relations. ‘He gives great effort in practice, carries it over to games and has provided us with good senior leadership this season.’***Dan Hurley first met Smith when he was a freshman at Lakewood High School in New Jersey. Hurley noticed his talent, toughness and work ethic.‘His passion about the game, his willingness to practice hard and train hard every day was something really impressive for a high school kid,’ said Hurley, who coached at St. Benedict’s from 2001 to 2010 and is now in his second season as the head coach at Wagner College.Before going to St. Benedict’s, Smith scored more than 1,300 career points at Lakewood. In his final season at St. Benedict’s, he averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.Hurley, who also coached Smith’s brother, J.R., at St. Benedict’s, said the biggest difference between the two brothers is size. J.R. Smith stands about 6 feet 6 inches and 220 pounds, while Smith is 6 feet 2 inches and 195 pounds.‘I think J.R. was a little more — his skill level was maybe a little higher in his senior year opposed to Chris,” Hurley said. ‘But both played the game at a similar pace.’But Hurley also had an unspoken bond with Smith, as both of them are younger brothers of an accomplished athlete. Hurley’s older brother, Bobby, is a former Duke and Sacramento Kings guard.‘He’s handled that as well as any younger brother could,’ Hurley said. ‘With a sibling that’s very successful and pseudo-famous, I’m kind of astounded at the way he kind of handles that because that’s not an easy thing to do.’Hurley said Smith’s development on the court and his ability to be comfortable with himself has impressed him more than any other player he has ever coached.‘Since Manhattan and what he’s been able to do at Louisville, he’s a great example,’ Hurley said. ‘He’s really matured so much as a player and as a person, and I use him as an example when I talk to my players at Wagner about growth and development.’***At Manhattan, Smith learned to value his opportunities. Especially after being ruled ineligible after originally signing with Seton Hall.‘Once I got into school, I was the happiest kid alive,’ Smith said. ‘Like I just got into college, I got to show whether I can play and have fun playing.’Smith averaged 9.9 points per game as a freshman and 13.4 points as a sophomore, which ranked him among the top 15 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.Then came the decision to transfer to Louisville, one Smith said he made with his father, who told him that if he was going to transfer, he needed to play for one of the best college coaches in the country.‘He said, ‘If you’re going to do it, you got to go all out with it,” Smith said. ‘So it was easy. My dad told me that it was either coach Pitino or coach Roy Williams, and those are the only coaches he would let me play for really.’Pitino fit the bill.Smith had to sit out the 2009-10 season due to transfer rules, which gave him an opportunity to work out with the team in practice and learn the plays.Steve Masiello, who was an assistant coach at Louisville for six years before being hired as the head coach at Manhattan in April 2011, said Smith’s rebounding ability and physical tools were attractive to Louisville.Masiello first met Smith at St. Benedict’s while he was recruiting Samardo Samuels, a former Louisville player who is currently on the Cleveland Cavaliers.When Smith transferred to Louisville, he and Masiello would talk about Manhattan and developed a good relationship. And then Masiello was hired at Manhattan at the end of Smith’s junior year at Louisville.‘We made a trade,’ Masiello joked. ‘They traded Chris Smith for me.’Although Masiello is now at Manhattan, he and Smith maintain a close relationship and talk just about every week. Smith even follows all of Manhattan’s games.‘He texted me the other day and said, ‘Man, I can’t wait to get up to New York. I want to try and catch one of your games and then go see my brother play with the Knicks,” Masiello said. ‘It’s really full circle for him.’***When Smith was ruled ineligible and Seton Hall became a sudden afterthought, his brother was there for him. And when J.R. Smith was involved in a car accident in June 2007 that killed one of the passengers in the SUV he was driving, his younger brother Smith was there for him.The two brothers worked out in Denver — when J.R. Smith was a member of the Denver Nuggets — for about two and a half months in 2007 until Smith became eligible to play college basketball.J.R. Smith’s car accident added even more pressure to Smith while he worked to gain eligibility.‘And then I was just like, ‘You know what, I’ll go out there and me and him can be together because that’s what really tied our bond,” Smith said.Both Hurley and Masiello say the two brothers, separated by two years, still work out often together, with J.R. Smith pushing Smith and demanding the most out of him.‘My brother pushes me in every aspect of life,’ Smith said. ‘He wants me to be better than him. That’s what he tells me. I just have to live up to all the potential that I have and everything that’s within my capabilities.’Looking to the future, Smith said he needs to improve on taking defenders one-on-one to get to the basket and creating for other teammates. He hopes to get a chance at an NBA team. Otherwise, he said he’ll head overseas.And through it all — the eligibility issues, transferring to another school, sitting out a whole season and trying to follow in the footsteps of a star older brother — Smith has just one message.‘A lot of people doubted my abilities in the past,’ he said. ‘But throughout the whole thing, I just stayed strong and just tried to prove everybody wrong. And to this point, I have.’email@example.com Comments Published on February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Coming off a weekend where Women of Troy defeated the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, the seventh-ranked women’s swimming team will be hosting the top-ranked Bears and eighth-ranked Cardinal at McDonald’s Stadium.USC coach Dave Salo said that this weekend is as important as any to his team’s success.Ready to go · The Women of Troy will face their toughest competition of the season this weekend. Both Cal and Stanford are ranked in top 10. – Anna Wierzbowska | Daily Trojan“[California and Stanford mark] the beginning of the championship season for us,” Salo said. “These meets will test our mettle to see if we have what it takes to finish off the NCAA championship meet among the top five.”USC Senior Katinka Hosszu is the national leader in the 200-yard fly and and 400-yard individual medley. Hosszu was named the national swimmer of the year in 2011 and broke several school records. Joining Hosszu will be junior Haley Anderson, who is among the NCAA leaders in several freestyle events, sophomore Kasey Carlson, who has posted NCAA qualifying times in the 100- and 200- yard breaststroke, and senior Tanya Krisman, who is ranked seventh in the 200 yard fly.Cal and Stanford feature several of the nation’s best swimmers. Cal has the nation’s leader in the 200 yard breaststroke in Caitlin Leverenz, while Stanford features Sam Woodward, who is among the nation’s leaders in the 100-yard fly and 50-yard freestyle. Cal won the NCAA championship last season.Salo said that although he is confident he knows that beating the bay area teams will be tough.“We are a better championship meet team because we don’t have the depth [they do],” Salo said. “To win either of the meets we will need to score wins in most of the events.”Though the women’s teams will be taking to the pool this weekend, the men have a break from action. They will face Cal and Stanford the following weekend.The contests against Cal and Stanford start the home stretch for USC, as the Pac-12 championship begins Feb. 22, followed by the NCAA championships, which begin in March. The meet with Cal is Friday at 2 p.m., and the meet against Stanford is Saturday at noon. read more
Manchester City who are 3 points behind Arsenal welcome Everton.In the nights other action Chelsea face West Brom, Stoke welcome Norwich , Southampton face Watford and Swansea meet Sunderland.The games at Anfield and White Hart Lane start at 8 while the rest begin at seven forty five. After last nights 3-all draw between Newcastle and Manchester United we’re expecting another exciting clash with the last 9 league meetings between these two at Anfield producing 35 goals.Arsenal know that Jurgen Klopps side will attempt to press them but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says they’re used to those tactics at this stage.The Gunners will be pushed off the top spot if they lose and Leicester beat Spurs at White Hart lane.
Photo © Tipperary GAA The winner goes on to meet Galtee Rovers in the final – they overcame Aherlow Gaels last weekend to secure their spot in the divisional final. The West football Semi Final takes place in Cappawhite this evening.It pits Eire Og Annacarty against Arravale Rovers.
In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the authorities in Jamaica were placed on high alert when a student at a prominent high school threatened to carry out a mass killing.Student at Wolmer’s High School-BoysMembers of the High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were prompted to launch an investigation as the 18-year old student of the Kingston based Wolmer’s Boys School over the past weekend issued a voice note on social media suggesting he would carry out a mass killing.A high-level team headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey of the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) arm of the JCF on Monday started probing the threat.“An active multi-agency investigation is underway, and the matter is being treated with the highest level of attention,” the police told parents and students early Monday.Individuals were also urged to desist from circulating the 10-minute voice note in which the student expressed frustration about several issues, like calling friends by phone and not getting an answer. He also listed the names of fellow students and issued violent threats. The student was taken into police custody as the police and education officials urged the public not to panic.Assistance from Min. of EducationThe Education Ministry in a statement on Tuesday disclosed that it was assisting the police in conducting a psychological assessment of the student.The police noted that as they questioned the student, in the presence of his parents, he indicated that he had attempted suicide twice. It was also revealed that the student was found by a relative – reading a book with the digits “666” – believed to be the Biblical “Mark of the Beast”, on the cover. Student releasedAfter hours of questioning, the student was released into the custody of his parents, with the police declaring he did not have the capacity to carry out the threat.Assurances that Jamaican schools are saveMeanwhile, the Principal of Wolmer’s, Dr. Walton Small assured the public that the school remains “extremely safe”. “I doubt if more than 10 percent of the school knows about it, but everything is fine,” he said.Concerning the safety of schools across Jamaica, Education Minister Ruel Reid said the incident was a wake-up call.According to Reid, his ministry is ensuring there are no weapons in schools. “There is a very protective mechanism. It’s very proactive and anticipates if there were any breaches you can actually cauterize the problem,” he said. The minister also cited Jamaican schools have panic buttons, and other security systems, so “generally our schools are prepared.”Reid, however, noted that based on the current level of crime and violence being experienced in the country, “it is not unthinkable that we have youngsters who are in distress for several reasons.” Anxiety over the threat made by the Jamaican student was fueled by reports of the recent mass shooting in Florida, in which a 19-year-old former student killed 17 people, accounting for the deadliest school shooting in the US in five years. read more
Top-flight officials Madley and Coote (above) will now be given the chance to retake the testEngland have six referees on the list, with Michael Oliver considered by far the best. Riley will be hoping his latest recommendations can prove their fitness when given a second chance by FIFA.Coote took charge of his first Premier League match in 2018 having started at the Notts FA. Madley began refereeing top-flight games in the same year after starting in West Yorkshire’s local leagues.He is the older brother of former Premier League referee Bobby, who was sacked in 2018 after recording a video joking about a disabled person. Source: Daily Mail Tags: FIFA Fitness testPremier LeagueReferees Premier League referees Andy Madley and David Coote have failed the fitness test to become members of the FIFA international list.In an embarrassing episode for the PGMOL and referees’ chief Mike Riley, Sportsmail can reveal the pair attended a training camp in Majorca recently but did not meet the physical standard required to proceed.Madley and Coote will now be given the chance to retake the test and sources have indicated they were suffering from ‘cold and flu’ symptoms and ‘not operating at their peak’ during the exam.The duo were the only male referees put forward by PGMOL to represent England in this year’s intake.But their induction was cut short after they failed to complete what is the equivalent of a strenuous ‘bleep test’. It is understood Coote came within a couple of sprints of finishing the test but had been served several warnings and was pulled out. Madley was some way short.It does not reflect well on the PGMOL, who did not have a representative at the last World Cup. Being a member of the FIFA list allows officials to preside over Champions League and Europa League games, as well as international fixtures. read more
Asante Kotoko coach David Duncan has described what for him will be a perfect way to end this season’s First Capital plus premier league. Judging by Kotoko’s position on the table, it is mathematically impossible for the Porcupine Warriors to defend the title they won last season. This will be used as a measure for David Duncan who took over from Didi Dramani in the course of the season. But the former Hearts coach has told Joy Sports what he perceives to be a perfect season for him will be to afford all members of his playing body a chance to prove their worth before the league comes to an end.“A successful season for me is when I have been able to give every player an opportunity to show what he can do so that I don’t the mistake or regret of having to offload anybody unjustifiably.”Duncan took over Kotoko after ten league games when the club had recorded 11 points out of a possible 30. During his time, Kotoko have gone ahead to record 32 more points out of a possible 54 to leave the Porcupine Warriors third on the league log. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag read more
Wade Wilson, who spent 17 seasons as an NFL quarterback and almost two more decades as an assistant coach, died Friday on his 60th birthday.Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reported Wilson died at his home in Coppell, Texas. No cause of death has been released, although Wilson had suffered from diabetes complications in recent years, according to DallasNews.com. Sending our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Wade Wilson. The longtime NFL player and #DallasCowboys assistant coach passed away Friday on his birthday at the age of 60.→ https://t.co/ojIDi2tnax pic.twitter.com/5PAb5iMoGv— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) February 1, 2019Selected by the Vikings out of Texas A&M University-Commerce in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft, Wilson went on to play for the Cowboys, Falcons, Saints and Raiders. He’s best known for his time with the Cowboys. Although he only started one game in three seasons with the team, he backed up Troy Aikman on the Cowboys’ Super Bowl 30 championship team.Aikman paid tribute to Wilson on Twitter after news of his death Friday.”Sad news today as we lost a teammate far too soon,” Aikman tweeted. “Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-‘97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. Prayers for his children and family. #RIP”Sad news today as we lost a teammate far too soon. Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-‘97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. Prayers for his children and family. #RIP— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) February 1, 2019Wilson later spent 14 seasons as the quarterbacks coach in Dallas, working with QBs such as Tony Romo and Dak Prescott. The team dismissed him after the 2017 season. Wilson also served three seasons in the same role with the Bears.The 6-3 Wilson started 69 games in his NFL career, notably in stints with the Vikings in the late 1980s and with the Saints in 1993. He led the NFL in completion percentage in 1988. He finished his career with 17,283 yards, 99 touchdown passes and 102 interceptions. read more