Girls fall to La Feria in nail biter

first_img RelatedLady Tarpons Fall to La Feria, 36-28By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons dropped a 36-28 decision to La Feria Tuesday night in Tarpon Gym. Port Isabel falls to 5-5 in District 32-4A play and remains tied for fourth place in the district standings with Rio Hondo and Raymondville.  La Feria…January 27, 2017In “News”Lady Tarpons Fight Back, Fall 44-39By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons outscored Zapata 19-12 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s district basketball game, but it was not enough to pull the game out and the Lady Hawks gained a 44-39 victory at Tarpon Gym. With…January 23, 2015In “News”Lady Tarpons Catch Lionettes, 39-32By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls basketball  team was hot from long range: at least that’s how they started this past Tuesday night. The Lady Tarpons’ first 12 points all came from three-point shots, as they raced out to a 12-8 lead over La…January 10, 2020In “News” Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Lady Tarpons lost to La Feria, 46-43, in a District 32-4A contest Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.It was the team’s first loss after starting off 2-0 in league play.  Last week Port Isabel won on the road against Zapata, 75-53, and beat Raymondville, 50-20, at Tarpon Gym.The Lady Tarpons took a 3-1 lead on a three-point play by Gabby Murchison and led 14-1 before the Lionettes began to chip away at that deficit.P.I. led 16-8 at the start of the second quarter, was outscored 17-8 in that period, but still led by a point at the break, 25-24.  The visiting Lionettes led 37-36 at the end of three.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

West Florida Walks to 13-5 Win Over North Georgia

first_img Billy O’Connor was 3-3 on Wednesday with two walks (Photo by Chris Nelson) West Florida Walks to 13-5 Win Over North Georgia  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team took advantage of 14 walks by North Georgia pitchers in a 13-5 win over the Saints at Jim Spooner Field on Wednesday afternoon.  With their third straight win, the Argonauts improved to 26-12 overall.  North Georgia fell to 18-20 with the loss.The Argos scored runs in bunches, putting up three runs in the first, two in the second, three in the fifth and five in the sixth.  Junior catcher Billy O’Connor (West Palm Beach, Fla./Broward College) was perfect at the plate, hitting 3-3 with two RBIs, one run and two walks.  The Argos’ outfield trio of Taye Larry (Panama City, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan), Andrew Rodriguez (Key West, Fla./Miami Dade) and Dustin Saulmon (Panama City, Fla./Alabama Southern CC) all had multi-RBI games as well, and Larry scored four runs and stole two bases.Freshman pitcher Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) improved to 4-2 after lasting five and one third innings in his fifth start of the year for UWF.  The left-hander allowed three runs, two earned, while striking out six and walking just one batter.  Junior left-hander Scott Laughlin (Tallahassee, FL/Tallahassee CC) pitched the final three and two thirds innings, allowing two runs and picking up his first save of the year.Chip Fleming (0-1) got the start for North Georgia, lasting one-plus innings while allowing four runs on four hits and three walks.  He was the first of six Saints pitchers, and all but one allowed a run.  Reese Patton finished the game for North Georgia, pitching two and two thirds scoreless innings while striking out three.North Georgia was outscored 13-5 despite finishing with 16 hits in the game.  Designated hitter Terrell Jones went 4-5 with three RBIs, and first baseman Matthew Black hit 3-4 with two doubles and one RBI.The Argonauts will host Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama this weekend in a three-game series.  First pitch for Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m., and fans can follow all the action live at Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Lopez Leads No. 11 UWF to Doubleheader Sweep of Shorter

first_imgKyle Hamner had his 22-game hitting streak snapped two weeks ago against West Alabama, but since that point Hamner has started a new five-game hitting streak. With that, Hamner has now recorded a hit in 30 of his last 32 games and has recorded at least one hit in 34 of his 39 games played this year. Troy Brown made his first career weekend start in Game 2, going two innings and allowing five hits and five earned runs. Game 1: West Florida 10, Shorter 2 Preview Whence UWF was able to tie the score at 2-2, UWF never looked back when taking a 3-2 lead on Robert Lopez’s fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth. Jimmy Redovian was able to score the go-ahead run later in the inning after Redovian and Alex Greene attempted a double steal and Shorter catcher Greg Gladden airmailed a throw into left field trying to throw out Redovian. Strasser posted his fifth RBI of the day before the conclusion of the third, singling up the middle to score Greene. Robert Lopez becomes the first freshman since 2006 to record at least five home runs in a single season. On the day, the freshman from Lakeland, Florida went 5-for-7 with three home runs, seven RBI, a double and four runs scored. Lopez increased his season batting average by .029 on Saturday, as Lopez now possesses a .279 batting average on the season while leading all UWF players with a .541 slugging percentage.  Things looked dreary for the Argonauts in the early stages of the game, facing a 6-2 deficit in the top of the third inning. UWF’s first pair of runs came from Nic Strasser’s team-leading seventh home run of the season, which was off a first-pitch fastball that sent the ball ricocheting off of the light pole over the left-centerfield fence. — –Print Friendly Version Shorter opened up the contest with a two spot in the first inning, however the UWF bats were able to quickly erase that early lead as Ladeavon Matthews hit an RBI single in the first and Nick Kerkmann hit a solo home run – his first of the year— over the 370 marker on the left-centerfield fence to tie the score at 2-2. With Jarrod Petree lowering his opponent’s batting average to .148 after his outing in Game 2, if that statistic is maintained or lowered by season’s end, Petree would be the first player in UWF history to have an opponent’s batting average under .150 with at least 35 innings pitched. The statistic began being recorded at the start of the 1995 season. Shorter 4/24/2016 – 1:00 p.m. Strasser led the team with three hits in his 3-for-4 showing in Game 2, while Lopez lead the team with four RBI in the tail end of the doubleheader. The Argos pushed the pace on the base paths, as four different players including Alex Greene, Strasser, Kyle Hamner and Redovian all stole a base in the contest. Next Game: UWF maintains its top spot in the Gulf South Conference with a 22-7 league record while owning a 30-13 overall mark. Shorter falls to 6-23 in the GSC and has a 13-31 overall record on the 2016 season. Lopez put an exclamation point on his day at the plate with his second home run of the day, a solo round-tripper to centerfield, to add some insurance for UWF in the fourth inning and create a 9-6 lead. UWF faced first-inning deficits in both contests, but were able to get the bats going and erase those early deficits as the squad combined for 19 runs and 23 hits against Shorter. West Florida won Game 1 by a score of 10-2, before prevailing in Game 2, 9-6. Sean Kennedy tossed two innings of one-hit relief to close things out on the mound for the Argonauts. Full Schedule Roster Game 2: West Florida 9, Shorter 6 With each player having multi-RBI games in both sides of Saturday’s doubleheader, Nic Strasser and Robert Lopez lead the team with nine and eight multi RBI games, respectively. UWF began its comeback in the bottom of the third, as Nick Kerkmann stayed hot with an RBI single to left to score Ladeavon Matthews. Robert Lopez hit his first home run of the game and second long ball of the day shortly after, giving UWF the three runs it needed to tie the score at 6-6.center_img BOX SCORE: G1 PDF | G1 HTML | G2 PDF | G2 HTMLSunday: Live Stats/Video Live Stats Ladeavon Matthews had a 10-game hitting streak snapped in Game 2 after going 0-for-2 at the plate. During that streak, Matthews hit .432 (16-for-37) with 10 RBI. Jarrod Petree earned his fifth win of the season, throwing 3.2 innings of one-hit baseball. Petree struck out six of the 12 batters he faced and after allowing a bunt single to his first batter; Petree retired 11 batters in a row to finish his outing. Petree lowered his ERA to a bullpen-best 0.94 after his dominating performance against the Hawks. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida baseball team celebrated Senior Day prior to the start of Game 1, but it was freshman Robert Lopez who stole the show, going 5-for-7 in Saturday’s doubleheader with three home runs, a double and seven RBI. After the rocky first inning, UWF starter Walker O’Connor settled into his outing nicely. After allowing two runs and two hits in the first, O’Connor allowed just three hits for the remaining six innings of his outing. The redshirt junior finished his outing with seven innings pitched, two earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts. Notes West Florida has now won 16 of its last 18 games and maintains its one-game lead for first place in the GSC. Delta State remains a game back after sweeping a doubleheader against Valdosta State, while West Alabama fell to two games back after splitting with West Georgia. Alabama Huntsville remains two games back after sweeping Union. The Argos had another big inning in the eighth, beginning with Lopez’s RBI double to left to bring in the freshman’s third RBI of the game. Michael Savas recorded an RBI on a sacrifice fly, before Alex Greene’s RBI single to right capped the scoring for UWF. Steve McClellan posted his GSC-high seventh save of the season after tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout to seal UWF’s 9-6 win. Having trailed at one point in both contests on Saturday, UWF completed its eighth and ninth comeback wins of the season. Nick Kerkmann, Alex Greene and Justin Ambrosino all posted three-hit days, as Kerkmann went 3-for-6, Greene went 3-for-7 and Ambrosino went 3-for-8 in Saturday’s contests. Watch Live To stay updated on the UWF baseball team, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit UWF strung together four runs and five hits in the sixth, as Kerkmann hit an RBI single to right before Nic Strasser hit a two-RBI double to right center to extend UWF’s lead to 6-2. Before the end of the inning, Lopez added another RBI on a single to score Strasser and give UWF a 7-2 advantage. April 23, 2016 After hitting his 14th and 15th doubles of the season on Saturday, Nic Strasser now sits eighth in the GSC with 15 doubles in 2016. West Florida will try to pull off the sweep tomorrow afternoon, as the UWF-SU series finale is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start. Justin Ambrosino and Lopez each led the offense with 3-for-4 showings, while Nick Kerkmann posted a 2-for-3 performance. Alex Greene recorded a 2-for-4 effort in Game 1 from the leadoff spot. UWF continues its success against the Hawks as the Argos own a perfect 12-0 record in the all-time series against Shorter. UWF has outscored Shorter 80-18 in those 12 contests.last_img read more

Argos Earn Second Sweep Of The Weekend

first_img Live Stats Watch Live Valdosta State 10/31/2017 – 6:00 PM Next Game: Preview Full Schedule Roster CLEVELAND, Tenn. – UWF volleyball (22-6, 12-0 GSC) swept Lee University (16-7, 7-4 GSC) Saturday afternoon. The team cruised to a 3-0 victory behind 14 kills and nine digs from Rachel Neblett and 13 kills from Jordyn Poppen. The win was the fifth straight for No. 22 UWF and helped the team to improve to 8-0 in away matches this year.Neblett set the tone early, scoring the first point of the first set, which UWF won handily 25-11. Neblett picked up five kills and a block in the first. Nadine Williams added the first three of her nine kills in the match. The Argos began the set on a 10-1 run and never looked back. West Florida outhit Lee .343 to .026 in the first.Poppen starred for the team in the second, notching five kills. Neblett added five of her own in another dominant performance by the Argos. After falling behind 2-1, the Argonauts reeled off a 22-8 run that put the set away. UWF would go on to win it by a final of 25-11. The Argos once again outhit Lee by a large margin, .405 to .091. Poppen again starred in the third, posting six kills as the Argos wrapped the match with a 25-17 victory. Katy Kuhlmeier chipped in four kills in the third. UWF closed the finale with a 14-8 run.Monique StCyr led the team with 39 assists and 14 digs. She also added six kills. Logan Kael finished with 12 digs. UWF finished with five blocks and outhit Lee .380 to .094.West Florida returns home Tuesday to take on Valdosta State (10-14, 5-7 GSC) at 6:00 pm. The contest will be a rematch of their meeting in Valdosta October 17, which UWF won 3-2.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kenai Works Through Brief List of Capital Requests

first_imgThe list of top six projects is ranked generally in order of priority according to Koch, with construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades placing first. Koch: “This year’s a more fiscally demanding year than last year.  So depending on any number of intangibles, price of oil’s probably being the biggest one, there very well could be a zero capital budget. There are reserves and the state of Alaska capital budget is to a degree a portion of the economical engine that makes the state run. The legislators and the governor, I think, will be hesitant to make it nothing but certainly it will bare bone.” That program has seen significant declines in funding over the past decade, however if funded by the legislature this year, Koch thinks Kenai’s grant application has a high enough score to garner a grant. The list of six preliminary capital improvement projects includes: Koch said there may not be any capital budget at all this year… The City of Kenai submitted a municipal matching grant application to the Department of Environmental Conservation for that project in August. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Expectations were low and just six projects were listed during Kenai’s Capital Priorities work session yesterday. 1. Construction of Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades, Phase II2. Paving and Improvements to City Streets3. Public Safety Building, Boiler Replacement and HVAC Improvements and instullation of bullet resistant windows4. Improvements/Renovation of the Kenai Senior Center, Phase I5. Radio Frequency Identification Tagging of Library Collection and Self-Sorting Machine6. City Emergency and Operational Fueling Facility The capital priorities will be presented to the Council in the form of a resolution December 7th.last_img read more

Italian spikers prevail over Japan

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Italy coach Mauro Berruto said, “I’m very proud of my players for many reasons. Technically, because we didn’t know much about Japan. Mentally, because they were humble and kept their poise. We had to beat Japan and Iran to give us a chance at third place. We are halfway there now. We will try our best tomorrow”.Tatsuya Fukuzawa notched a match-high 14 points for Japan (2-8).“We played well at the start. I think our blocks were good,” Japan coach Tatsuya Ueta said. “We were pushed at the end of the sets and lost points on service. We will start preparing for tomorrow and give it our best”. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Italy’s men’s volleyball team downed Japan in straight sets (25-22, 26-24, 25-22) on the second day of fourth-round action in the 2011 FIVB Men’s World Cup at Yoyogi National Gym on Saturday. Michal Lasko was sublime in the victory for Italy (7-3), scoring 13 points. Alessandro Fei was named the most impressive player of the match. last_img read more

Live NCAA Regional: Auburn 4 Tennessee Tech 1 – Final

first_imgAuburn and Tennessee Tech open NCAA Regional play Friday night,Auburn and Tennessee Tech open NCAA Regional play Friday night,AUBURN — We are live from Jane B. Moore Field for today’s NCAA Regional game between No. 4 overall seed and host Auburn (49-9) and Tennessee Tech (32-26).The Tigers, who won the SEC Championship last weekend, are hosting their first ever NCAA Regional and attempting to make it to their first Super Regional.Refresh this page and follow along on Twitter for live updates.Tweets by @JamesCrepea!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+”://”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);FINAL: Auburn 4 Tennessee Tech 1Top 7: 4-1 AuburnOlivia Bennett draws a walk, Davis’ perfect stretch ends. … Bayli Cruse pops out. … Kelly Kennedy strikes out. … Madison Taylor lines out to leftBottom 6: 4-1 AuburnJade Rhodes flies out to center. … Jenna Abbott flies out to center. … Tiffany Howard grounds out to second, looks like a bad call at first.Top 6: 4-1 AuburnDavis gets through the side in order again. 2 2/3 hitless innings with 3 Ks for her Bottom 5: 4-1 Auburn Jenna Abbott lines out to left. … Tiffany Howard drops down a bunt single … Emily Carosone walks, Howard to second. … Kasey Cooper knocks an RBI single up the middle, Howard scores, 3-1 Auburn … Branndi Melero grounds out to second, runners advance to second and third. … Carlee Wallace draws a walk. .. Morgan Estell draws a walk on four pitches, RBI, 4-1 Auburn. … Haley Fagan strikes out. 4-1 AuburnTop 5: 2-1 AuburnDavis retires the side in order.Bottom 4: 2-1 AuburnKasey Cooper with a leadoff single to right, Auburn’s first. …Branndi Melero draws a walk, Cooper to second … Carlee Wallace looks to bunt and Cooper caught off the bag, Wallace draws a walk on a full count … Morgan Estell with a chopper to right, ruled a double, which advances Wallace to third, Melero scores and we’re tied at 1. … Haley Fagan with a sac fly to center, great diving grab by Sakamoto, Wallace scores. 2-1 Auburn. … Jade Rhodes hits it on the screws on a line out to left. 2-1 Auburn.Top 4: 1-0 Tennessee TechAfter a one-out single to right, Lexi Davis comes in for Rachael Walters. Final line on Walters: 3.1 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 K. Davis retires the next two batters. 1-0 Tenn. Tech.Bottom 3:Jenna Abbott grounds out to second … Tiffany Howard with a hard-hit ground to third .. Emily Carosone strikes out. 1-0 Tenn. Tech.Top 3:Kelly Kennedy annihilates a moon shot to left field on the first pitch from Walters. 1-0 Tennessee Tech. Only the third homer and seven extra-base hit of the season for Kennedy, the leading hitter of the Golden Eagles … Madison Taylor flies out to left. … Cortney Fry singles on a chopper deep in the hole at short … Angi Sakamoto flies out to right … Sabrie Need with an infield single to third …Hannah Eldridge grounds out to second. 1-0 Tenn. TechBottom 2:Carlee Wallace with a leadoff walk. … Morgan Estell grounds out to first, Wallace to second … Haley Fagan pops up to second. … Jade Rhodes lines out to third. 0-0Top 2:Walters gets through the heart of the Tech order with ease, pair of ground outs and a strike outBottom 1:Tiffany Howard starts us off with a walk. … Emily Carosone grounds out to second, Howard to second. … Kasey Cooper grounds out to second, Howard to third. … Branndi Melero strikes out. 0-0Top 1:Rachael Walters retires the side in order on 5 pitches. 0-0Auburn and Tennessee Tech waited through a two-hour rain delay before Friday's NCAA Regional game.Auburn and Tennessee Tech waited through a two-hour rain delay before Friday’s NCAA Regional game.The game was scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start but a 2+ hour lightning delay pushed back first pitch to 7:45 pm. CT.In the earlier game, South Alabama defeated Chattanooga, 11-1 in five innings, and will play the winner of tonight’s game at noon Saturday. The loser faces Chattanooga at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the double-eliminationlast_img read more

Athlon Sports shows respect for MSU basketball programs

first_imgMar 11, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Craig Sword (32) dribbles the ball against Auburn Tigers during the first half of the first round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY SportsMar 11, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Craig Sword (32) dribbles the ball against Auburn Tigers during the first half of the first round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY SportsSTARKVILLE Two Mississippi State teams climbed to No. 1 in the rankings last year. MSU women’s basketball has a chance to join football and women’s golf.Women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer and his team are ranked No. 6 in the preseason according to Athlon Sports. The publication also picked men’s basketball freshman, Malik Newman, as preseason second-team All-SEC. Senior Craig Sword was listed as the conference’s most underrated player.Athlon picked Ben Howland’s team to finish seventh in the SEC.Mississippi State’s men finished 13-19 overall last season. They finished with 12th in the SEC at 6-12. The Bulldogs lost seven SEC games by six points or less. They return five seniors from last year’s squad.Schaefer led the women to a No. 12 final ranking in the AP last season after losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Duke. MSU returns 10 players from last year’s team, including AP All-American honorable mention Victoria Vivians.SEC foes Tennessee and South Carolina ranked ahead of MSU at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.Both the MSU men and women start their season on Nov. 13 at Humphrey Coliseum. The women open against Samford. The men play Eastern Washington.Contact Michael Bonner at Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

High school softball: Haughton routs Byrd; Benton sweeps Bossier

first_imgElsewhere, the Benton Lady Tigers swept Bossier 15-0 and 17-2 in a District 1-4A doubleheader at Rusheon. Shelby Hensley allowed five hits and struck out 10. At Byrd, Haughton put nine on the board in the top of the sixth inning to reach 15 runs. Burkart drove in three runs. Madison Trujillo had a double. After two one-run losses in as many days, the Haughton Lady Bucstook some of their frustration out on Byrd Thursday, defeating the Lady Jackets15-0 in a District 1-5A game at Byrd. The Lady Bucs had eight hits in the inning. Reagan Jorstad, Madison Trujillo, Brooklynn Bockhaus and Briley Leblanc all had doubles. McKayla Burkart had two singles. Averi Phillips and Reanna Crumpler each had one single.center_img Haughton improved to 12-6 overall and 7-1 in district. The Lady Bucs are in second behind Airline (19-3, 9-0) with four district games left. Bockhaus led the Lady Bucs at the plate, going 3-for-4 with twodoubles and three RBI. Phillips went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Leblanc had two hitsand two RBI. Benton improved to 15-11 overall and 12-3 in district. Haughton hosts West Monroe (12-8) Friday at 5:30 in a non-district game, weather permitting.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Oil Search ties knot with CPNG

first_imgCRICKET By KILA NAO The Oil Search Foundation is partnering Cricket PNG for a ground-breaking cricket program set to expand to the Southern Highlands and Hela provinces in couple of months. More than 35,000 school children (primary and secondary) will soon be improving their cricket and life skills as the highly successful Kriket Blo Olgeta programs hits the Southern Highlands. The school children in these two provinces will all be ringing to the sound of leather on willow, thanks to a funding deal between Oil Search Foundation and the CPNG that will also see improvements to four sports facilities. Oil Search Foundation executive director Stephanie Copus Campbell is pleased with the approach to helping youth through the partnership. “Cricket PNG has just done a wonderful job of getting all sorts of different organisations to contribute in all sorts of ways,” she said. “They have the Tribal Foundation talking about domestic violence and they have Bank South Pacific talking about financial literacy. “They have all sorts of health officers talking about lifestyle diseases, and they have the Institute of Business Studies covering off career development. “It’s a great example of how so many organizations across PNG are willing and able to contribute to its development. “They just need an opportunity to realise that potential, and we’re very impressed with the imaginative way that CPNG have been able to provide it. “CPNG is enjoying a renaissance, the Barramundis won gold and the Lewas team silver at the Pacific Games in Samoa and now the men’s team has made the World Cup T20 in Australia next year. “I’m thrilled that the children are going to get the opportunity to acquire some cricket skills and learn a little more about life’s challenges at the same time “The Oil Search Foundation is development partners that grant management solutions to support the national development agenda in the areas of health, leadership and education, and women’s protection and empowerment.” CPNG general manager Lee McDowell said: “We are very appreciative of Oil Search Foundation having the vision to help us promote Kriket Blo Olgeta program and bring it into new areas. “The key message that comes with these programs tends to be pretty carefully targeted, and quite valuable for local communities. “Kriket Blo Olgeta (Cricket Belongs to everyone) will see coaches go out into schools and villages to teach basic cricket skills as it is a fun game to play. “The program features a series of short courses on subjects such as personal safety, money management, hygiene and health. “The goal is to improve people’s lives and give them an avenue to see what’s out there.”last_img read more