Nelson Selects all smiles after bringing home the bronze medal at BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup

first_imgThe goalie had been recently replaced after the starter was injured late in the contest.“Two of our players hit the ball at the same time,” Borhi explained. “We’re not really sure which player scored.”Nelson opened the tournament losing 3-0 to Kelowna.The Okanagan squad scored early in the contest as the Selects looked to get accustomed to provincial play.Nelson then tied Surrey United Infinity 3-3 in a high scoring contest Friday to get some points in the standings.Faced with a chance to advance to the medal round with a win, Nelson doubled Kootenay South 4-2 Saturday.“We seem to get better as the tournament progressed,” Borhi said.“We scored seven goals in the tournament, so we knew we could score,”“The key for us was not giving up any early goals today and the defence playing safe,” he added.Nelson also won the Fair Play award for most sportsmanlike team in the U14 Girl’s Division.“Winning that award was very nice, kind of capped off the tournament,” Borhi said.Winning the Gold Medal is always the ultimate goal for teams.However, on this day winning Bronze was just as good, if not better for the Nelson U14 Selects. Sometimes winning bronze is just as good, if not better, than capturing gold.The Nelson Selects scored in the final minute of the game to edge Powell River Predators 1-0 in the Bronze Medal Match of the BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.“This is really exciting especially score the winning goal in the last seconds of the game,” said Nelson coach Rob Borhi.“We were under pressure for a lot of the game but our defence played well under pressure. There was no time remaining in the game but the ref allowed the corner and we were able to score on it, which was great.”The U14 Girl’s Division is one of three titles up for grab in Nelson during the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup.Nelson hosted the U13, U14 and U15 Girl’s Divisions while 100 Mile House hosted the boy’s categories.The U16 to U18 Divisions, for both boy’s and girls, were held in Penticton.Sophie Borhi took the corner, placing a high cross into the penalty area.Two Selects converged in the ball — Michaela Anderson and Reece Hunt — lofting a high shot over the outstretched hands of the Powell River keeper.last_img read more

Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title

first_img 更多 Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Evan+Niland-+Clarinbridge+Captain.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. This Report from Niall Canavan Galway Bay FM Sport Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds 更多 Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Clarinbridge won the County Minor A Hurling Final at Kenny Park in Athenry with a 2-20 to 0-9 win over Kilnadeema/Leitrim. After the game,  Niall spoke to Clarinbridge Captain Evan Niland Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Clarinbridge+v+Kilnadeema+Leitrim+Report.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Forward 60 seconds Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Currently Playing Forward 60 seconds 更多 Niall then spoke to winning manager Eanna Ryancenter_img Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Currently Playing Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Galway Bay FM Sport Galway Bay FM Sport Currently Playing https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Eanna+Ryan-+Clarinbridge+Manager.mp3print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Forward 60 seconds Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Galway Bay FM Sport Galway Bay FM Sport Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Clarinbridge win County Minor A Hurling Title Galway Bay FM Sport Forward 60 secondslast_img read more

Sininsky looks to continue progress made at Raritan Rockets face difficult schedule in 2001 campaign

first_img Sininsky looks to continue progress made at Raritan Rockets face difficult schedule in 2001 campaign VERONICA YANKOWSKI Raritan High School’s Matt Herman runs for some good yardage during Friday’s scrimmage with North Hunterdon in Hazlet. The Raritan High School football team will have a new look this season as a new coach looks to implement a new offense while playing one of the Shore Conference’s most challenging schedules. Derek Sininsky, a longtime assistant coach to departed head coach Bob Generelli (now an assistant coach at Monmouth University, West Long Branch), has taken over the helm at Raritan and is looking to build on the improvement the team has shown over the last several years. Sininsky was with Generelli during his years at Middletown South, when the Eagles won a few state championships and established themselves as one of the state’s premier football programs. As a defensive coordinator, Sininsky helped Generelli launch the beginnings of a similar program at Raritan over the last six years. But now, with Generelli gone, Sininsky finds himself in charge of a budding program, looking to become a state championship-caliber squad. His first action as head coach was to overhaul the offense as a means of matching style with personnel. VERONICA YANKOWSKI Derek Sininsky is the new head coach at Raritan High School, replacing Bob Generelli, who took a position on the coaching staff at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. “We’re changing the offense and basically changing our entire philosophy,” Sininsky said. “We’re going to the wing-T, so we won’t be throwing the ball down anyone’s throat anymore.” The coach said that the decision was made based on the type of players he has. “It was a personnel thing,” he said. “This seems to be more of a fit for us. With the types of kids we have, this makes for a more solid offense.” Sininsky is hoping that a more potent running attack will create a number of positive statistics. “Obviously we’re looking to cut down on turnovers, and when you’re not putting the ball in the air, you can’t throw interceptions,” he said. “We also hope to rack up the time of possession and control the ball; that way we can help out our defense a little bit.” Thus far, Sininsky is happy with the way the team has responded to the changes. “We played Manalapan on [Aug. 24], and we did very well,” he said. “What we’re doing is keeping our best players on the field on both offense and defense, and that requires excellent conditioning.” Sininsky has worked his players hard over the summer, hoping that the superior conditioning will help the team later in its games. “We worked them hard three or four days a week starting in June, really concentrating on the cardiovascular elements,” he said. “We need a lot of these guys to play both ways, and that’s something that has hurt us in the past. A lot of times we’d get tired late in the second half, and other teams would take advantage of it. “This is high school football, not college, and there’s no reason for our best players to come off the field,” he added. “We have basically the same guys on offense and defense, and that’s what we’re hoping for. There’s no college attitude here. We want our soldiers on the field.” The offense will be led by Jim Papcon, a wide receiver last year who is playing quarterback for the first time. Sininsky said that his ability to learn the position will have a tremendous effect on the offense’s productivity. “We’re not looking for him to throw the ball 15 times a game,” the coach said. “He is one of our best athletes, and he’s a smart, intelligent kid who’s been doing very well so far. I’m confident he’ll do a good job for us.” In front of him is an offensive line that Sininsky thinks should be the strength of the offense. “We have three linemen (seniors Mike Diamond, Christian Harden and Jesse Orbach) who are going to decide how successful we are,” he said. “We need them to be able to run because without them, the offense won’t click.” In the back field, the Rockets will feature junior halfback Mike Fabozzi, who ran for over 800 yards last year; junior Matt Herman, who also started last year; and senior John Corcione as the second halfback. All three should get a significant number of carries this season. At the wideout positions, Sininsky will call on senior Paul May and junior Justin Bowe. The defense will feature many of the same players. The tackles are Diamond and senior Randy Slawsky, with Orbach also featured as a defensive end. The outside linebackers will be Papcon and Corcione, while Harden and Herman will line up at the inside linebacker slots. The secondary will be led by senior John Grossi, who had five interceptions last year, and senior safety Dan Scearman. Sininsky said he’s pleased with the number of returning starters and is hopeful that some of his younger players will step up when given the chance. However, the Rockets will not be able to afford many growing pains this year as their schedule features several of the Shore’s top teams. After opening up against what is always a tough team in Manchester, the Rockets will travel to Pinelands to face another up-and-coming team. From there they will face Long Branch, Middletown South and Red Bank Regional before winding down the season with games against Ocean, Wall, St. John Vianney (Holmdel) and Matawan. “Because of the conference we’re in, we’re basically going to war every week,” Sininsky said. “We don’t have an easy game on our schedule. “Our goal is to make the state tournament and possibly contend for a state title,” he added. “But in order to do that, we’re going to have avoid injuries. Like everyone else, we need to stay healthy to compete.” Sininsky’s assistant coaches are former St. John Vianney head coach Pete Meehan (offensive coordinator), Jack Mascimento (quarterbacks), Brian Schwartz (halfbacks), John Ferer (offensive line), Keith Rescorl (special teams/defensive ends), Anthony Petruzzi (linebackers) and Ryan Waltz (freshmen). Staff Writer By Doug mckenzie last_img read more

Cyprus Mail expands football coverage

first_imgThe Cyprus Mail will be providing its readers comprehensive coverage of the upcoming football season.We will be following the English Premier League and Championship, as well as La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany) and Ligue 1 (France) and the Champions League. We hope to add further competitions in the next few weeks.Readers will be able to check out live scores, league tables, fixtures and leading scorers at our Football Stats page or with every football article.last_img

‘Radamel Falcao is proof dead bones can rise to life’ – Fan reaction

first_img It’s safe to say the Colombian has rediscovered his goal scoring touch 1 Radamel Falcao is finally back to his best.The Monaco striker helped fire his side into the Champions League semi-finals after scoring a thumping header in a 6-3 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund.And with Leonardo Jardim’s team establishing themselves as genuine contenders for European football’s top trophy – Falcao is revelling in his leading role for the Ligue 1 outfit.Falcao saw his reputation take a severe nosedive during his miserable loan spells with Manchester United and Chelsea.But it’s safe to say the Colombian has rediscovered his goal scoring touch and has reinstated himself as one of Europe’s top marksmen.talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online…last_img

Cheetah guru wins Tyler Prize

first_imgThe majestic cat’s numbers are dwindling,but Laurie Marker’s pioneering work ispushing it towards future survuval.(Image: Tyler Prize) MEDIA CONTACTS • Leigh WhelptonCheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia+ 264 67 306225Janine ErasmusNamibia-based conservationist Laurie Marker, co-founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, is one of two recipients of the 2010 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement.She shares the accolade with academic Stuart Pimm, the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Pimm is also a regular National Geographic blogger.The prize is administered by the University of Southern California (SoCal). It honours those who have excelled in the fields of environmental science and environmental health and energy for the benefit of animals and humans alike.As laureates, Marker and Pimm will deliver their public lectures on 22 April at SoCal’s Davidson Conference Centre.The prestigious award is worth US$200 000 (R1.5-million) and includes a gold medallion. The late philanthropists John and Alice Tyler established the prize in 1973 with the help of then Californian governor Ronald Reagan.Marker received the prize for her “work in south-west Africa to address the social and economic needs of subsistence livestock farmers and, at the same time, to protect the endangered cheetah and to restore farmland and wildlife habitat”.Highlighting environmental issuesTyler laureates have consistently drawn the world’s attention to environmental issues, ranging from innovative treatment for polluted water, the study of orang-utans and rice genetics, control of mealybug in Africa by a parasitic wasp, to biological methods of controlling mosquitoes and flies.To date, the Tyler Prize executive committee, which comprises a number of distinguished academics, has honoured 59 individuals and four organisations. They include celebrated primatologist Jane Goodall, India’s Barefoot College and renowned epidemiologist Sir Richard Doll.Based in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, the non-profit Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), operating under the patronage of former Namibian president Sam Nujoma, was founded in 1990 with the aim of protecting the magnificent cat and ensuring its survival. It achieves this through partnerships that focus on research, education and effective management strategies.One of these strategies involved the establishment of guard dog patrols on farms, as a non-lethal way of controlling cheetah attacks on livestock. Marker’s research showed that cheetahs would rather catch their natural fleet-footed prey than feast on sluggish livestock, and that the cat is effectively deterred by guard dogs, preferring to flee than to fight.The CCF now breeds Anatolian Shepherds and Kangol dogs, both of Turkish origin, to assist farmers in deterring cheetahs and jackals. The puppies are sent to farms at just eight weeks, and grow up alongside their new charges, developing a strong bond with them.The CCF has also successfully combined the economic needs of humans with the natural needs of cheetahs, by implementing a scheme to clear grazing land and wildlife habitats of an invasive thorny weed and turn the unwanted plant matter into fuel.The large thorny bushes hinder a cheetah’s swift dash across the veld in pursuit of prey, and also limit its ability to clearly see its prey. But thanks to the innovative process that converts the bushes into wood briquettes called Bushblok, 20 Namibians now have work and cheetahs have more open space in which to run.Passion for cheetahsThe US-born Marker obtained her degree in biology from the Eastern Oregon State University, and later a PhD from Oxford. She is viewed as a world authority on cheetah biology, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Her passion for cheetahs was ignited while working in the veterinary clinic at a zoological park in Oregon, and was fuelled during a later fieldwork stint in Namibia.She has worked with conservation organisations across the world, including the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where she is a member of the cat specialist core group and the conservationist specialist group.She has also worked with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and is a member of the Namibian Large Carnivore Management Association, the Society of Women Geographers, and the Veterinary Association of Namibia, among others.A multi-award-winning conservationist, Marker has either authored or co-authored over 40 scientific articles. Former US ambassador to Namibia Jeffrey Bader spearheaded her nomination, describing her as “a force of nature”.Big cat territoryThe cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is currently native to South Africa, Namibia and 19 other sub-Saharan African countries, but its distribution is growing sparser by the decade.It is confirmed as extinct, or possibly extinct, in a number of other African and Asian countries, but has successfully been reintroduced to Swaziland.It is also found in south-west Asia, with a very small population of the critically endangered Asiatic sub-species surviving in Iran. The global population is estimated at around 12 400, but the IUCN reports that this number is dwindling.The cheetah is most abundant in Eastern and Southern Africa, with the biggest and healthiest population – around 2 000 individuals, according to the IUCN – occurring in Namibia.The animal is listed as vulnerable with the IUCN and appears in Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Appendix 1 applies to species that are threatened with extinction, and it prohibits their international trade, unless it is for non-commercial purposes such as scientific research.The biggest threats to the big cat’s survival are habitat loss, depletion of prey, and as a consequence of this factor, conflict with farmers, especially in Southern Africa. Cheetahs are often killed indiscriminately because they are incorrectly perceived as a major threat to livestock.Lesser threats include snares and competition with other large predators, especially other big cats.last_img read more

South Africans tackle xenophobia

first_img27 July 2010A number of South African civil society groups are tackling xenophobia in an innovative way – one signature at a time – with a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in the country.The Scalabrini Centre and People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression and Poverty – organisations that assist refugees and asylum seekers – together with Black Sash, an organisation that assists the public on the legal front, and gender and human rights group Sonke Gender Justice Network, are the driving forces behind the Unite as One Campaign.The nationwide campaign kicked off in Cape Town on Mandela Day, 18 July, and runs until African Human Rights Day on 17 October.Black Sash advocacy programme manager Nkosikhulule Nyembezi said the campaign hoped to build on the incredible sense of African unity experienced in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“We have proved we are a winning nation who can achieve anything if we work together,” Nyembezi said. “Now we must work to win human dignity and protection for all those who seek shelter in our land.”A campaign web page – www.uniteasone.org.za – and facebook page – www.facebook.com/unite.as.one – have been set up.The public can sign the pledge online or download copies and circulate among them their friends and colleagues.It is hoped that once people sign the pledge they will feel compelled to report acts of violence or intimidation against foreign nationals.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Bafana back in World Cup contention

first_img2 July 2013Bafana Bafana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup dream is not yet over. The world governing body handed the South African national team a lifeline on Monday when it sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana last month.Bafana coach Gordon Igesund reacted to the decision, saying: “We welcome the decision, which I believe was expected. It was never in doubt because rules are rules, so in our view it is a correct decision.“The decision also gives us a second bite of the cherry. We now have to beat Botswana and hope Ethiopia loses or draws against Central African Republic. But I am very pleased with the outcome.”StatementIn a statement, Fifa confirmed its sanction of Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Botswana and Ethiopia played in Lobatse on 8 June. Ethiopia won the game 2-1, but the match has now been awarded to Botswana following a Fifa disciplinary committee hearing.“The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of R60 000 after the Fifa Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF liable for having breached article 55 paragraph 1 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Regulations,” read the statement.“The sanction relates to the Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (article 17 paragraph 3 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code).”‘Welcome’“We accept and welcome the announcement by Fifa,” said South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble.“Regarding our issue where we also wrote to them (Fifa) about the same player featuring in our match having not served his suspension, we were not looking for three points but were just inquiring about the status of the player in the qualifiers,” Mumble said.“We would also like to reiterate our coach’s views that there is now much more to play for in the qualifiers as we believe we stand a good chance of proceeding to the next round of play-offs, even though it must be noted that it’s no longer in our hands. But we will go there [Botswana] and do the best we can, and hope for a favourable result in the other match.”PointsBafana Bafana are now two points behind Group A leaders Ethiopia, with one round of group stages matches remaining.However, South Africa’s goal difference is superior to that of the Walia Antelopes, and should the teams finish level on points, with a Bafana Bafana win and Ethiopian draw in the final round of matches, South Africa would, according to the Fifa World Cup rules, advance to the next round of qualifying.The last round of matches takes place on 6 September, with Bafana at home to Botswana and Ethiopia away to the Central African Republic.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Unmukt Chand to lead India A in tri-series involving South Africa A and Australia A

first_imgThe India A team for the upcoming one-day tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A was announced in Chennai on Saturday. The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked a 15-member squad for the one-day series. 22-year-old Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand, who had lead India U-19, will lead the India A team in the series starting on August 5. All the matches will be played at the MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai.   Also read: Australia A spinner O’Keefe chokes India A The squad for two four-day Tests against South Africa A was also picked and Ambati Rayudu was named captain of a 15-member squad. The two matches starting August 18 will be played in Wayanad. India ‘A’ squads for one-day tri-series and two 4-day games announced http://t.co/rf4brGVtvK pic.twitter.com/xm1weA8MUS BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2015Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has been named India-A vice-captain for both the series. India A squad for tri-series: Unmukt Chand ( C ), Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair (V.Capt), Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Sanson, Axar Patel, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sandeep Sharma, Rush Kalaria, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rishi Dhawan.India A squad for Tests: Ambati Rayudu (C ), Karun Nair (C. Capt), Abhinav Mukund, Ankush Bains, Shreyas Iyer, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Axar Patel, Karn Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithuin, Shradul Thakur, Ishwar Pandey, Sheldon Jackson, Jiwanjot Singh.last_img read more

Rain thwarts play again in New Zealand-Bangladesh second Test

first_imgRain continued to blight the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh on Saturday with the second day’s play abandoned without a ball being bowled.The first day’s play was washed out after persistent heavy rain fell in Wellington, but the weather had cleared enough on Saturday to suggest the possibility of some play in the scheduled final session.Light rain, however, continued to hamper the work of the ground staff to prepare the Basin Reserve and while the covers were removed and both teams went through warmups, the umpires decided the conditions were not going to be conducive to play.There are always silver linings! @ANZ_NZ coin-toss kid Ruby got right in the mix with the boys at the end of a rained-out day two in Wellington #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/d4KIltiOdJBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 9, 2019The forecast for the third day on Sunday does not look any better with further light showers expected throughout, with fine weather not due until Monday afternoon.New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after an innings and 52-run victory inside four days in the first match in Hamilton.Also Read | West Indies bowled out for 45 as England win T20I seriesAlso Read | Afghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODIlast_img read more