SAL champ Arroyo Valley tops short-handed San Gorgonio

first_imgStockham used seven players who are normally junior varsity players in the game. The anticlimactic nature of the game overshadowed a tremendous accomplishment by Arroyo Valley, which won the second varsity league basketball title in school history and with a perfect (10-0) record, no less. The Hawks are 20-6 overall. James Sanders led the Hawks with 18 points, Joseph Richard chipped in with 11 and Darryl Weathersby had 10. Arroyo Valley coach Scott Smith said “Oh, no,” when asked if he anticipated going unbeaten in league. Added Smith: “San Gorgonio is good and Cajon is good. We didn’t expect to go 10-0. But a wake-up call for our kids in preseason was when the (CIF-Southern Section) polls came out and we weren’t even listed among the “Others.” SAN BERNARDINO – Those who circled February 9 and the San Gorgonio at Arroyo Valley boys basketball game on their calendar may have been sorely disappointed. At the outset of the season it appeared this might be a game for the title. In reality, Arroyo Valley had already clinched the San Andreas League title. What’s more, visiting San Gorgonio was woefully short-handed Friday night in a 70-39 loss. Key players Alex Jacobs, Julian Armon, Rodney Armstrong, Marshan Powell, Regis Knox and Leon Jackson did not suit up for San Gorgonio (19-7, 6-4). Asked why those players did not dress for the game and what their status is for the rest of the season (playoffs), San Gorgonio coach Ty Stockham said “no comment.” center_img SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE Cajon 58, Colton 45 Donovan Clark had 20 points and four blocks to lead the Cowboys (17-9, 8-2) to a second-place finish with a win over the Yellowjackets (9-14, 2-8). CHRISTIAN LEAGUE Ontario Christian 74, ACA 62 Justus Jones scored 21 points as the back-to-back Christian league champion Knights (20-5, 7-1) defeated the Eagles. CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Redlands 72, Carter 59 Tristan Kirk scored 18 points and had eight rebounds to help the Terriers (22-4, 14-0) finish undefeated in league play with a win over the Lions (3-11 in league). REV 92, Eisenhower 78 Nick Carter scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, and Alex Varner added 18 points, but the Eagles (13-14, 6-8) fell to the Wildcats. GIRLS CHRISTIAN LEAGUE ACA 60, Ontario Christian 27 The Christian League-champion Eagles (21-5, 10-0) ended the regular season with a huge victory over the Knights. Aquinas 45, Pomona Catholic 45 Heather Torres had 17 points and Christina Torres contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the Falcons (6-13, 4-6) defeat the Lancers (0-10 in league). CITRUS BELT LEAGUE REV 60, Eisenhower 54 Nicole Hamilton scored 24 points as the Wildcats (19-9, 11-3) finished second in league with a win over the Eagles (12-13 overall). Krystal Brown hit a 3-pointer in the last minute to seal the win and Breanna Underwood scored 10 points for the Wildcats. MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE Sultana 49, Apple Valley 35 Camesha Patton scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to pace the Sultans (17-10, 5-3) past the Sun Devils (0-8 in league) and secure a spot in the Division II-A playoffs. Brittany Gray and Bricarea Holden scored 11 points apiece for Apple Valley. SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE Cajon 106, Colton 9 Layshia Clarendon set a school record by scoring 51 points with 15 steals as the SAL champion Cowgirls (26-0, 10-0) defeated Colton. Darshae Burnside added 21 points and set her own school record of 43 rebounds for Cajon, which now awaits the CIF Division II-A playoffs. 160Want 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

Liverpool star is turning into a bargain buy, insists Rodgers

first_img1 Liverpool star Emre Can Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the emergence of Emre Can at Anfield in recent weeks.The German international took time to settle after his £10million summer move from Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen.But after displaying his versatility by playing in back-three, and excelling, Rodgers believes the investment in the player is looking shrewder by the minute, although has reiterated his feeling the 21-year-old must be given more time to acclimatise to the Premier League.“He will need a bit of time moving to a new country as a young player,” said Rodgers.“You have to remember he had only one full year of playing even though he had come through the system at Bayern Munich.“I think he has shown his value and I think there is no doubt he will prove to be a real bargain for us.“It was a lot of money for a young player but he is a wonderful talent, great footballer, his stature and power is well suited to the Premier League, he is two-footed, has great balance and good aggression in his game and for me is multi-functional.“He will prove to be a player who can play in a number of positions very well here and as you have seen since he came in here he has been outstanding.“He actually played in three positions against Sunderland: he started on the right side of a back three, we moved him up to play in the top of the midfield box and then put him back into a wide midfield role.“It was one of the reasons we brought him here.“He is a footballer and sometimes you find the very best footballers can play in any position and they are capable of working the game out.”last_img read more

Man United blow! Top target Muller not for sale, insist Bayern Munich

first_img1 Bayern Munich have ruled out selling Manchester United target Thomas Muller this summer.The Bundesliga giants have issued a hands-off warning for their World Cup-winning star after recent reports that the Red Devils had tabled a £60m bid for his signature.Louis van Gaal is a big admirer of the 25-year-old having worked with him during his time in charge of Bayern and is still keen to add a midfielder with striking prowess to his squad.However, Bayern officials have made it clear that the versatile Muller will not be leaving the club and could yet extend his current deal which expires in 2019.“We will need every player,” sporting director Matthias Sammer admitted.“I think there is nothing more that could happen [in the transfer market].” Thomas Muller last_img read more


first_imgLakeside TriathlonSaturday saw the inaugural Lakeside Ballyshannon Triathlon take place, which was hosted by Mullaghmore Triathlon club. The sprint distance race was well attended and the warm and perfect races conditions added to atmosphere of the event. A large number of Letterkenny 24/7 athletes made the short journey through the gap to take part in the event.The race was won by Eoin Mc Manus,, but with only 20 seconds separating the top three athletes it was a tight and well fought out affair throughout. Off the 24/7 athletes, Cranford man Mickey Duffy was home first in 14th place, closely followed by Colin Dean in 19th and Ben George in 21st. Other members who raced well on the day included John Mc Carron, Paul Dillion, Hugo Daly, Jarleth Duffy, Kevinn Hennessey and Sean Mc Auliffe all of whom are in their first full triathlon season and have been making great progress throughout the year. National ChampionshipsSunday saw the arrival of the National Olympic Championships in Dublin. The event takes place in and around the Phoniex Park, with the swim taking place in a section of the Liffey at Islandbridge. The race itself had more than 650 competitors from around the country. A group of nine athletes from the Letterkenny club headed down the road early Sunday morning with high hopes of brining home some silverware. Medals winners on the day included, Margret Kelly 1st in AG, Gavin Crawford 2nd in AG and Finn Begley 3rd in AG. The hard work put in over the summer months is paying dividends for these three at the perfect time of the season, with some major events coming up in the next couple weeks. Margret is soon of the Las Vegas to take part in the Half Ironman World Championships, which will be closely followed by the World Traithlon Championships in London, which both Margret and Gavin will be attending along with a number of other club members.The race itself was 5 laps of the park on the bike and 2 laps of a cross country course on the run. Aidan Callaghan finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place overall Gavin was just over a minute back in 14th. Nick Fowell had an excellent race but was then hit with a time penalty for and infringement on the bike. Paul Doherty had another good day finishing inside the top 100, while Graham Parker continued his comeback to the sport after almost a year out with injury. Pauric Kelly and Damien Mc Goohan put in good performances and will be happy with their progression since competing in the grueling Ironman distance earlier in the year.Next event for the club will be the Mourne Triathlon in the County Down village of Castlewellen this coming Saturday. TRIATHLON – LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES COMPETE AT LAKESIDE TRIATHLON was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lakeside Ballyshannon TriathlonLetterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Clublast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal squad pictured after a training session during their team holiday in 2012.Rory Gallagher will take his Donegal side away to Dubai for their team holiday later this week, but the trip is no junket as the players have packed their training gear for the trip away. Donegal will jet out to Dubai for a week this Friday, and while the trip will be predominantly used as a relaxing week away for the management and staff, the players have been told to bring their gear and have training sessions planned for the week ahead.Donegal were defeated by Dublin in a entertaining match at Croke Park on Saturday night. Tempers frayed between both sides, and clearly there is no love lost between either set of players as was evidenced by the bruising exchanges on show under the lights at Croker.The Allianz National League now shuts down for three weeks, so it’s the perfect opportunity for Donegal to head off on their team holiday.They would’ve jetted off at the end of 2014, but goalkeeper Paul Durcan was getting married so the squad decided to hold back and wait until now.With the season up and running the trip could be seen as an unwanted distraction, but Rory Gallagher and his staff will use the trip properly to ensure the team is well prepared for their next league clash with Cork. Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness will be unable to attend the holiday because of his commitments with Celtic FC.Donegal enjoyed a wonderful season in 2014, they won the Ulster SFC title for a third time in four years, and came agonisingly close to winning their second All-Ireland title in just three years.They gave Donegal supporters plenty of wonderful days last summer and they deserve their break in sunny Dubai.We hope they all enjoy their break and that Rory Gallagher doesn’t make them do too many beach runs in that searing heat in Dubai. DONEGAL GAA SQUAD READY TO JET OFF ON TEAM HOLIDAY TO DUBAI was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDubaiGAAnewsRory GallagherSportTeam Holidaylast_img read more

Why the Warriors aren’t worried about Steph Curry’s struggles

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/22/bang_be55fc57-df99-4c60-b8e7-676539109d9d”]Dieter Kurtenbach discusses the big games from Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Kevin DurantLOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry has been writing on his shoes since college.Every game since he was at Davidson, you could find Curry’s initials — WSC — and a reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things through Christ who …last_img read more

Lawns Gone Wild

first_imgOr let it go back to a meadowIf you don’t want to eat your yard, you can just let it return to native meadow.Middlebury College has reduced the area of its regularly mown lawns by 20 acres (26% of the total), letting those spaces become wildflower meadows instead. The plan has cut emissions and costs, including 670 gallons of gas and 1,000 hours of annual labor, and significantly expanded the natural habitat and beauty on the campus.Native meadows, which have deeper roots, also are more drought resistant and produce less pollen than turf grass lawns. Yet, many residential communities not only discourage wild yards through peer pressure — they actually ban them. In Oak Park, Michigan, for example, it’s a criminal misdemeanor not to cut your lawn regularly. They’ve outlawed the little house on the prairie.Rich with native grasses, herbs, and shrubs, prairies are amazingly fertile and resilient, surviving long droughts and torrential rains and protecting soils from erosion. Once they covered the entire Midwest, from Montana to Michigan, all the way down into Texas.Today, only 1 percent of tallgrass prairie remains. Imagine if all 50 thousand square miles of residential lawns were converted to native meadows and prairie land, springing to life with edible plants that thrive in the local climate with little need for care. In addition to saving an astounding amount of energy, water, labor, and money, we could help resurrect the native state of the continent — right in our front yards. Because environmental challenges are so complicated, potential solutions are rarely as simple as they seem.For example, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly, outpacing hybrids, although the supply is nowhere near the million EVs that President Obama called for in his 2011 State of the Union address (which might be why he didn’t mention the topic this year).Fewer cars running on fossil fuels are a good thing, right? Actually, a new University of Minnesota report finds that EVs can be worse for the environment than gas cars, depending on where they get their electricity. If the utility grid that charges them is powered by coal, EVs can produce nearly four times more deaths from air pollution. Because coal is the single largest source of grid energy in the U.S. (nearly 40 percent), alternative cars could be exacerbating an already enormous problem.Similarly, conventional wisdom suggests that more plants are always beneficial to the environment, since they produce oxygen and store carbon. But a new study just published in the Journal of Environmental Management shows that closely cropped lawns — the mainstay of suburbia — actually can produce more greenhouse gases than they absorb.The mowers, fertilizers, water, and other resources required to maintain the clean look of a hectare of grass can result in the equivalent emissions of an airplane flying more than halfway around the world. This confirms earlier research estimating that the emissions from lawn maintenance can be four times greater than the amount of carbon stored. Lawns in the U.S. are a $40 billion frillThe total area of American lawns is approximately 50 thousand square miles, about the size of New York State. To keep it well watered takes about 200 gallons per person per day, and nearly a third of all residential water use goes toward landscaping, according to the EPA.All that watering, weeding, mowing, and fertilizing is enormously expensive: Americans reportedly spend $40 billion and 3 billion person-hours on lawn care every year. Why? The landscape equivalent of a crew cut, a grass lawn isn’t that attractive; in fact, “lawn” stems from an Old French word originally meaning “barren land.” So what accounts for our costly, wasteful obsession?Like the McMansion, which vaguely echoes European manors, the lawn is a status symbol, meant to evoke aristocratic precedent. Prior to mowing machines and mechanical watering, finely manicured lawns were expensive and labor-intensive, the trappings of wealth. They became popular in northern Europe after the Middle Ages, especially in France during the 18th century, and the gardens at Versailles introduced the thin swath of grass called tapis vert, “green carpet.” The effect was intended to be unnatural, an abstraction that seemed to float above the ground plane.Millions of Americans invest incredible amounts of time and money to conjure up the ghost of Louis XIV. Use the area to grow foodWhat are the alternatives?For one, we could replace ornamental grass with edible plants. In Cities and Natural Process (2004), Michael Hough calculates that a typical lawn needs three times more energy (and associated costs) than an alfalfa patch of the same size.In fact, the rate of energy to maintain a given area of residential lawn significantly exceeds the rate for commercial cornfields in the equivalent amount of soil. Garden lawns could become inevitable. Columbia University biologist Dickson Despommier estimates that to feed the expected population in 2050, we’ll need about 2.1 billion acres of additional land — roughly the size of Brazil.Yet, today, more than 80 percent of arable land is already in use. If current farming practices continue, in a few decades there simply won’t be enough land to feed everyone. We may be forced to begin growing corn in our front yards. For now, the benefits are clear: locally grown produce tastes fresher and saves huge amounts of energy, emissions, waste, transportation, and infrastructure maintenance.center_img RELATED ARTICLES In Defense of the LawnLawn Mowing SeasonIn the West, Drought Ends ‘Era of the Lawn’What Is ‘Xeriscape’ and Why Is It Important?Rating the Greenness of GardensGBA Encyclopedia: Green Landscapes Architect Lance Hosey is chief sustainability officer with the global design firm RTKL. His latest book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (2012), has been Amazon’s #1 bestseller for sustainable design. This blog was originally posted at Huffington Post and is reposted here with the author’s permission.last_img read more

J&K BJP expels former MLA

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Monday expelled its former MLA and senior leader Gagan Bhagat for indiscipline and anti-party activities. In August, Mr. Bhagat was suspended for three months on the recommendation of the disciplinary committee of the J&K BJP for his role in the alleged abduction of an ex-Serviceman’s daughter. Going against the party line, the MLA had on December 3 moved the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Assembly by the Governor calling it “unconstitutional and undemocratic”. “In view of his continued indiscipline, anti-party and anti-Jammu activities, J&K BJP president Ravindra Raina has expelled Gagan Bhagat from the party with immediate effect,” party spokesperson Sunil Sethi said.last_img read more

Sherin Mathews’ Parents, Charged With Murder, Child Abandonment, Scheduled to Return to Court

first_imgWesley Mathews, charged with the murder of his adopted daughter Sherin Mathews, will next appear in court March 20, along with his wife Sini Mathews, who has been charged with child endangerment.The Mathews, who live in Richardson, Texas, were originally scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20, but received a pass. A new court date was set for March 7 for which the Indian American couple also received a pass.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img

Vidya signs Rs.5 crore sari endorsement deal

first_imgActress Vidya Balan has signed a whopping Rs.5 crore deal for endorsing a sari brand.The elan with which Vidya carries the traditional Indian attire, has prompted a well-known Chennai-based sari brand to sign the actress as its brand ambassador.”Vidya today represents the quintessential India woman. She not only dazzles in saris but is also astoundingly self-assured to follow a path charted out only by her at a time when everyone is sporting similar looks. She stands out far apart from the crowd. She brought saris ‘back’,” Swati Iyer of Bling! Entertainment Solutions said in a statement.”Hence it is no surprise that we got her to be the face of the biggest sari brand in the country. We are delighted to represent a personality as unique as her and are extremely proud to play a crucial role in creating Brand Vidya.”Today Vidya stands for everything beautiful, real, honest, Indian and fearless. We now also manage her movies and endorsements,” Iyer added.In recent time, Vidya has given hits like Paa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, No One Killed Jessica, and Kahaani. Except the last two, in other films she mostly wore saris.Celebrity photographer Atul Kasbekar, who owns Bling Entertainment, adds they are positioning Vidya as India’s Meryl Streep.”Internally, we have positioned her as India’s Meryl Streep. To a movie going audience worldwide, if the venerable Ms Streep’s name is in the titles, it is a reason enough to watch the film. We believe that Vidya is now in that league in India by a unique combination of critically acclaimed performances in box office success,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more