Prep basketball: Haughton, Parkway, Plain Dealing girls post tournament victories; Haughton, Benton boys fall

first_imgThe Haughton Lady Bucs, Parkway Lady Panthers and Plain Dealing Lady Lions won first-round tournament games Wednesday night.Haughton defeated Northwood 46-14 in the Haughton Jack Clayton Invitational at Haughton. It was the first win of the season for the Lady Bucs. In the Bossier Lady Kats Invitational, Parkway dropped Green Oaks 61-55 and Plain Dealing slipped past Booker T. Washington 47-46.In first-round boys games in the Haughton tournament, Benton fell to North DeSoto 71-50 and Haughton lost to Calvary Baptist 49-38.Ten Lady Bucs scored in Haughton’s win. Champagne Dennis led the way with 10 points and Morgan Buxton added eight. Bethany Knotts and Mary Gladney scored six each.Haughton plays the winner of Thursday’s 4 p.m. first-round game between North DeSoto and Lakeside in the semifinals Friday at 7 at Haughton. In other first-round girls games Thursday, Minden plays Neville at 5:30 and Ruston faces Captain Shreve at 7.At Bossier, Chelsea Randle scored 18 points and Kendall Lewis 16 to lead Parkway past Green Oaks. Niaya Fant added nine points and Jasmine Nicholson-Edie had eight.Jasmine Anderson led Green Oaks with 26.Dranautika Thomas scored 20 points to lead Plain Dealing past BTW. Darmesha Noble had 11.In another first-round game, defending champion West Monroe downed Huntington 51-36. Parkway (4-2) plays Bossier, which received a first-round bye in the seven-team event, in the semifinals Thursday at 7:30, Plain Dealing (3-1) plays West Monroe in the other semifinal at 4:30. BTW and Huntington meet in a consolation semifinal at 6.In the Haughton boys tournament, Haughton jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Calvary but the Cavaliers responded with a 20-2 run. Even so, the Bucs trailed only 20-15 at the half.Calvary went on a 12-3 run in the first six minutes of the third quarter to go up 32-18. But Haughton cut the lead to seven going into the fourth when Darius Brooks was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with one second left and made all three free throws.The Bucs got as close as two with 5:30 left in the fourth and were still within 38-35 with 3:21 to play. But Haugton went cold and turned the ball over. The Cavs took advantage and closed the game with an 11-3 run.Haughton (2-3) faces Benton (1-3) in a consolation semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday at BPCC.Benton got 12 points from Bubba Osby and 11 from Jerriyun Lawrence in the loss to North DeSoto. Tim Howard led the Griffins with 18 points. Jeffery Goodman and Greg Hall added 14 each.North DeSoto plays Calvary at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals at Haughton.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Eight-Mile Plateau club makes huge improvement in NCD Amateur basketball comp

first_imgBasketball BY KEVIN TEME Eight-Mile Plateau basketball club participating in the National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association may be new team but are certainly making a huge improvement in the competition. Competition manager Silas Nicky made the comments after Eight-Mile Plateau went down 20-35 to Birdwings on Wednesday. Birdwings, are a latest inclusion, and have been playing washout matches to make up for the number of games they missed. However, the team is showing positive signs by winning two of its washout matches against Gerehu Jets and Eight-Mile Plateau respectively. Today (Friday), the Fred Elavo coached Birdwings will face off in another neighborhood rivalry against Gala Hox. For Eight Mile Plateau, they have another daunting task up against an informed Mayawala tomorrow before the main game between Elgeant Spiders and Southern Flames. “Certainly, Eight-Mile Plateau is making a mark in the National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association’s competition held every weekend and they are improving in every game and its truly interesting to see that happening,” Birdwings recruiting officer Dixon Dobunaba said. Dobunaba and senior official He said Eight-Mile Plateau has improved consistently and they will be a force in the future if they continue to play from their current form. Hopefully, they will find a good coach to mentor them. Nicky also made similar sentiments, saying the club has improved so much. “At one stage, they nearly beat Southern Flames. However Flames came from behind to beat them by a point (31-30). This shows that they are a force to be recognised with,” Nicky said. He said there were a lot of talents out there but the opportunity was never being given but with their affiliation with the NCDABA, they have the chance to come out and compete and show their talents and skills. Meanwhile, in the opening game tomorrow, Eight-Mile take on Waigani Herons followed by Tamaraws facing off with Nine-Mile Rangers and Gala Hox will try to lift its game against Gerehu Jets in the third game of the day. The interesting game on card is the match between Mayawala and Birdwings and after this match will be main game between Southern Flames and Elegant Spiders.last_img read more

Game preview: No. 4 Alabama at No. 14 LSU

first_imgTHE GAMEWhen: 7 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LouisianaRecords: Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC), LSU (7-2, 3-2 )On the Air: TV – CBS. Radio – Radio: WDXX 100.1, WXFX 95.1, WLWI 1440Line: Alabama by 6½Twitter: @DuaneRankin, @Marq_Burnett, @COkirkpatrickHashtag: #RollTide, #AlabamaFOUR-DOWN TERRITORY1. Control your own destiny: Like it did in 2011 and 2012 following a loss, Alabama is once again in a position to control its own destiny. If the Crimson Tide wins out, they’ll be a one-loss SEC Champion and will be guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. The first test will be knocking off its biggest rival over the last five years. LSU would like nothing more than to spoil the Tide’s run as it did with Ole Miss. Question now is does Alabama rise to the occasion or break under the pressure?2. Run Blake, run: As good as LSU’s defense traditionally is against mobile quarterbacks, the Tigers have really struggled this season. In three of its five SEC games, LSU has allowed the opposing quarterback to rush for 70 or more yards. This should have Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and quarterback Blake Sims very excited. While Sims has done the bulk of his work passing, he’s shown that he can break a big one or two with his legs.3. Strength on strength: LSU runs the ball nearly 50 times again for 226 rushing yards a contest. Alabama has the SEC’s stingiest run defense, allowing just 78 yards a game and 2.71 yards per attempt. Something will have to give.4. Under Death Valley’s lights: Most coaches and players who’ve experienced a night game in Death Valley generally come away saying it is one of the best experiences in all of college football. The fans are loud and magic always seems to happen. The last time Alabama was there, the Tide won an instant classic on running back T.J. Yeldon’s screen pass for a touchdown. Surely Alabama would rather it not be that close, but any win in that stadium is huge.KEY MATCHUPAlabama’s OL vs. LSU’s front sevenThese matchups always come down to who wins the trenches. Alabama’s offensive line is shuffling a few players because of injuries. LSU’s defensive line thrives on getting after the passer, but has given up chunk running plays throughout the season. On paper, Alabama should be able to have success running the ball against the Tigers. But the games aren’t played on paper.PLAYER OF THE WEEKBlake SimsQB, Sr., 6-0, 208While the first eight games were very important, this will be the game where Sims’ legacy begins to build. Three of Alabama’s next four games comes against highly ranked SEC opponents. A win over LSU in Death Valley and Sims takes one more step toward becoming an Alabama legend. A loss and people begin to look toward 2015.BY THE NUMBERS2: Alabama is second in the nation in third down conversion percentage on offense. The Tide converts 55.7 percent of its third down attempts, including 11 of 15 (73.3 percent) third downs against Tennessee.3: Alabama leads the all-time series with LSU, 48-25-5. The Crimson Tide has won three straight and five of the last seven in the series including a 38-17 victory in Bryant-Denny Stadium last season.48.78: LSU’s 48.78 rushing attempts is good for No. 1 in the SEC, but ranks only No. 12 in the nation.70: In three of LSU’s five SEC games, the opposing quarterback has rushed for 70 or more yards with those of those going for more than 100 rushing yards.PREDICTIONThere are so many different storylines to this particular Alabama-LSU matchup. Night game in Death Valley. Another round of Nick Saban versus Les Miles and so-on and so-forth. In these rivalry games, statistics can be thrown out of the window. But one alarming aspect for the Tigers has been how one-dimensional they’ve been on offense. Unless LSU can consistently find running lanes, Alabama should be able to win this one comfortably. Alabama 27, LSU 13.last_img read more

Fruitport girls bowling team hands Jenison first loss

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Update on Jonty Evans 20th June 2018

first_img Jonty remains in a stable but serious condition in Hospital. Jonty has now been moved from intensive care at the Beaumont Hospital to a high dependency ward in the Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, West Dublin.Unfortunately, there is no change to report in his condition from the most recent update. Jonty remains unconscious, with a very serious head injury.  The family deeply appreciate all the care for Jonty from the Beaumont Hospital staff and the support and messages from all his family and friends.Further updates will be issued if there is a change in Jonty’s condition. Tags: Home  »  General  »  Update on Jonty Evans 20th June 2018 Update on Jonty Evans 20th June 2018 20 June 2018, 17:39last_img read more

Corporate boost crucial – President

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association has highlighted the need for corporate involvement in the development of the game at the grassroots level if Ghana is to maintain its high standards in the game.The sport body Thursday presented 2,000 Puma manufactured balls to the Juvenile League Board and the Women’s League Board to aid the development of the game.Over a five-year period, the Ghana Football Association has almost single-handedly sponsored the leagues at that levels but Kwesi Nyantakyi explains that more cash injection is needed to improve on what the sport body has done so far.“These donations are aimed at assisting the various leagues in the regions and districts, organizers of the various leagues need equipments and money. We hope these balls will go a long way to helping them improve on their organizations.“The game has since taken a different look all because of the injection of huge capital. We have the human personnel but are lacking behind with the funding needed for such talented players to develop.“A huge chunk of the resources has been borne by the FA with the support of FIFA and other sponsors. But we are still lagging behind. We need serious capital to bring the standards of the juvenile and women’s league to that of the Premier and division one competitions,” Nyantakyi told the media in Accra as he explained the finances needed to boost the game at the lower level. “There are more than 3,000 juvenile teams and the numbers for the women’s league keeps growing by the day. Lots of females are getting involved in the game. Funds are needed for training of personnel, referees, medics and building capacity. It’s a whole lot and it certainly requires the support of the corporate world to assist.“The FA takes care of the fees for the registration of players, provides funding for officiating and with that of the women’s league, we pay for the transportation and officiating fees. This picture explains the need for corporate assistance.”Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

PSG joined Real Madrid in race for Eriksen as he stalls over new contract

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is on PSG’s radar as the French champs prepare to lock horns with Real Madrid.The Spurs midfielder is yet to sign a new deal at the club, with 18 months still to run.3 Tottenham will not want to lose Christian Eriksen – but he is yet to agree a new dealCredit: GettyAs SunSport exclusively revealed, the Spanish giants have earmarked Eriksen as the long-term successor to Luka Modric.They are believed to be plotting a £40m bid for the playmaker.But now, according to the Daily Express, PSG have entered the race.The French club were linked with a move for the 26-year-old in the summer, and while that didn’t happen, they have kept their interest alive.3 Since returning from injury, Eriksen has been named as a sub for four of the last seven gamesCredit: Reuters3 Tottenham star midfielder is reportedly upset at being asked to play out of position this seasonCredit: GettyThe newspaper reports that Eriksen “has also been unhappy at some of the positions he has been asked to play this season by manager Mauricio Pochettino”.He has been unable to command a regular spot in the starting XI since returning from injury, being named as a substitute for four of the last seven games. Real Madrid eye a daring £90million double raid for Marcus Rashford and ­Christian EriksenHe did, however, play in Spurs two Champions League games against PSV Eindhoven.The Dane, 26, has seen Dele Alli get a pay hike to almost £150,000 a week but talks on his new deal have stalled.He has been playing for the North London club since he completed an £11.5m switch from Ajax in 2013.If Spurs’ hands are tied, they could go back in for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, or even move for Blackburn star Bradley Dack.SunSport reported last month how Spurs scouts were left impressed with Dack after watching him in action.Dack is only into his second season with Rovers after a £750,000 move from Gillingham last year but his performances have thrust him into the limelight.But in an exclusive interview with SunSport, the classy midfielder insisted he is happy at Ewood Park.last_img read more

UE posts 2nd straight win at expense of skidding Adamson

first_imgLOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADAMSON 74 – Douanga 16, Lastimosa 16, Ahanmisi 11, Camacho 11, Chauca9, Bernardo 3, Fermin 2, Manlapaz 2, Mojica 2, Yerro 2, Flowers 0,Magbuhos 0, Sabandal 0Quarter scores: 18-22, 31-36, 59-56, 80-74 Adamson led by as many as 11 points in the first half, before UE made its move late in the third period. Down 48-50, Philip Manalang and Antiporda nailed back to back treys to trigger the 17-6 run that allowed the Warriors to seize control. Diakhite fired 15 of his output in the third period.Diakhite and Suerte nearly matched the output of the entire Adamson team in the second half, 37-38.“The players did a wonderful job today,” said UE coach Bong Tan. “I’m glad that the other players stepped up. We expect a lot from Alex and Rey but guys like Connor and Antiporda did their job. They made ourteam unpredictable.”Lenda Douanga and Jerrom Lastimosa scored 16 points each to lead the Falcons, whose gunners Val Chauca and Jerrick Ahanmisi struggled on a combined 8-of-30 shooting.The scores:UE 80 – Diakhite 29, Suerte 26, Conner 7, Manalang 5, Abanto 3,Antiporda 3, Lorenzana 3, Apacible 2, Tolentino 2, Cruz 0, Pagsanjan 0ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Lagunacenter_img Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Rey Suerte also pumped in 26 points and had seven rebounds for UE, which shot almost 52 percent from the field.“On the board in the dugout, the reminder was this was a must-win game,” said Suerte. “We knew that we still have a great chance of making the Final Four if we keep winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The victory forged a tie at sixth spot between the Warriors and the Falcons, who both own 3-5 records. UST, which is at No. 4 with a 4-3 record, is slated to play Ateneo later in the second game.The Warriors also got solid contributions from reserves Chris Connor, Jojo Antiporda and Leon Lorenzana as they avenged their 80-91 first round loss to the Falcons. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Photo from UAAPMANILA, Philippines—A rejuvenated University of the East nailed its first winning streak of UAAP Season 82, after dumping Adamson, 80-74, Saturday to rev up its Final Four drive at Mall of Asia Arena.Senegalese slotman Alex Diakhite finished with 29 points, including 23 in the second half, and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Red Warriors followed up their conquest of National University by taking down one of this season’s top contenders in the Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT A league first: The NBA plays a game in India ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Cost effective vacancy advertisements

first_imgDear Editor,Many vacancy advertisements in the local media seem to ignore some basic criteria of cost effective advertising such as the need to catch the attention of potential candidates and to attract a sufficient number of applicants to facilitate a competitive selection process.Newspaper advertising is undoubtedly the most popular but is not the only method for achieving such objectives; trade journals, radio, TV, in-house and word-of-mouth come readily to mind; and, in today’s fast-paced, ubiquitous, electronic communication, we cannot ignore the cost-free Social Media as perhaps the best means of getting our messages across. Newspaper ads are expensive and must therefore be properly used to achieve cost-benefit effectiveness.A review of all the Vacancy ads appearing in all the local newspapers last Sunday reveals many ‘malpractices’.For example: using the routine ‘clerical’ or ‘defensive’ approach by replicating details from the Job Descriptions and regurgitating the Job Specifications instead of studiously internalising and smartly projecting the essential aspects of the job and applying some ‘marketing’ techniques/approaches to sell it.In this context, it must be realised that people who are happy and challenged in their current positions do not normally ‘look out’ for vacancy ads, yet these are the very people who should be targeted in any serious ad; hence the need for the ‘marketing’ vs the ‘bureaucratic’ approach. (Notwithstanding, it must also be cautioned that the essential focus of an ad must not be lost in verbiage that is confusing; there is a clear example of such confusion in a lengthy ad appearing in last Sunday’s Chronicle where a major corporation confused the search for ‘a person’ to market an asset with ‘the asset’ itself!.Another trend from the review of last Sunday’s ads is the insensitivity to ‘balance’ in that ads for routine clerical functions were given the high prominence and costly space typically reserved for relatively senior professionals heading up major organisational functions. Another major corporation, guilty of this remiss, has been repeating the said ad all of this week.A rather offensive practice is to include at the bottom of ads a note to the effect that “only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged”! What is the purpose or value of such an insulting, off-putting, note? I can think of no better way to deter good applications. It cannot be that the cost or burden of acknowledging all applications is a factor in this e-mail age.It is also worth noting that sometimes (for example for confidentiality/or to avoid undue speculations) it might be better to use a professional ‘head-hunter’ or for the HR Manager and other senior executives to assume the role of typical head hunters instead of always adopting the conventional recruitment processes.Yours truly,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more