England seniors off to a flier against the Scots

first_img19 Sep 2012 England seniors off to a flier against the Scots England displayed their ability to bounce back by beating Scotland 6-3 on the opening day of the Seniors Home Internationals at Southerndown in Wales. The Scots edged ahead 2-1 in the morning foursomes with only Tyrone Carter and Chris Reynolds gaining a point for England with a final green victory over Derek Murphy and Gordon MacDonald. The other two games went to the Scots as Ian Brotherston and Fraser McCluskey beat John Ambridge and new cap Doug Cameron 2 and 1 while John Fraser and David Gardner secured the same scoreline over Charles Banks and Andrew Stracey. But it was a different story in the singles with only Stracey tasting defeat by 1 hole against Gardner. Ambridge secured a solid 3 and 2 win over Brotherston, while Cameron gained his first international point by 2 and 1 over Fraser. Carter, who was unbeaten for England in the recent European Men’s Team Championships in Portugal, maintained his winning run with a 1 hole victory over Lindsay Blair, while Banks and Les Bruckner, another new cap, gained 4 and 3 wins over McCluskey and Murphy respectively. Scores and results from the Seniors Home Internationals can be found on the Golf Union of Wales website. Image Tyrone Carter Copyright Tom Ward.last_img read more

Panthers open camp with plenty of questions

first_imgPittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)PITTSBURGH (AP) — No concerns about calming the nerves of a roster rattled by constant change. No hand-wringing over a new conference.For the first time in Paul Chryst’s three years at Pittsburgh, the coach can focus on “important stuff.”Like finding a starting quarterback, for example. And while all indications are redshirt sophomore Chad Voytik is the early favorite to be under center when the Panthers open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against Delaware, Chryst isn’t quite ready to name a winner in Voytik’s QB race with junior Trey Anderson.“I think it’s unfair to put that on guys right now,” Chryst said Monday after Pitt’s opening practice of fall camp. “Right now I think it’s more about Chad and Trey getting back into it.”Maybe, but Voytik sounds like someone who expects to be in the huddle for that first series against the Blue Hens.Asked if he feels like it’s “his” offense after spending two years watching Tino Sunseri, then Tom Savage take most of the snaps, Voytik nods his head.“I feel like I’m evolving into that role,” he said.Voytik provided what he hopes is a sneak preview last December, when Savage didn’t come out for the second half of the Pizza Bowl against Bowling Green. Thrust into the most extensive playing time of his brief career, Voytik ran for a touchdown and calmly guided the Panthers to the winning field goal with 1:17 to play in a 30-27 victory that pushed Pitt’s final record to a respectable 7-6.It was more than enough to convince budding star receiver Tyler Boyd that Voytik is up to the job that comes with being at the top of the depth chart.“It told us he was ready,” Boyd said. “He wasn’t afraid to step up and wasn’t running from it. … I felt like he was waiting for that time and when his time came, he showed out.”Generously listed at 6-foot-1 with quick feet that can help him work his way out of tough situations, Voytik isn’t unlike another Chryst-coached quarterback who thrived despite his lack of size. Of course, Voytik knows he’s got quite a bit of work to do to emulate former Wisconsin quarterback turned Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson.“Russell is a special player, you can’t take that away from him,” Voytik said. “He listened to everything that Coach was saying and applied it and he really balled out and you see him now. He carried over those same concepts and stuff and he’s rolling with it.”It will take quite some time before Voytik can say the same. Not that he’s ready to compare himself with Wilson anyway, even if he happens to wear the same number (16) Wilson adorned during his one season at Wisconsin.To be honest, Voytik is mostly looking to prove he can play. He remembers being ignored by other big-time programs because he’s not the most physically imposing player.“A lot of schools passed me up because of my height,” he said. “I think it definitely gives me an edge and it provides a chip.”The 6-foot Anderson can say the same. He played in four games as a freshman in 2011 but has thrown all of two passes in the last two years. He redshirted in 2013 and now finds himself in danger of being lapped by Voytik.There were no outward signs of an early favorite on Monday, though while a dozen reporters waited for Voytik, Anderson quietly made his way off the field largely unnoticed.Voytik is comfortable if he’s considered the one to beat. What he lacks in size the dean’s list student feels he makes up for with intelligence and athleticism. Besides, he’s spent most of the last two seasons holding a clipboard, watching tape and trying to absorb as much of Chryst’s multi-dimensional offense as he can.“I’ve learned under some good guys and got to see how they play the game,” he said. “I can put my own twist to it.”Pressed on what his own twist will look like, and Voytik points to the lessons he learned from Sunseri and Savage.“Don’t try to do too much,” he said. “Get the ball out of your hands and move the chains. Move the chains and eventually you’re going to score.”___Online: www.collegefootball.ap.orglast_img read more

Rumson Troop 201 Inducts Two Eagle Scouts

first_imgRUMSON – Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls and Andrew Tort of Rumson were recently inducted into the Eagle Scouts’ Court of Honor.Farkouh is a senior at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls. Tort is a junior at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft.Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls, left, and Andrew Tort of Rumson are now Eagle Scouts.They have worked together for many years in the troop, including leading their troop of 40 Scouts as senior patrol leaders. Having spent the last five years as fellow Scouts encouraging each other to complete their final Eagle Scout requirements and projects, Farkouh and Tort wanted to celebrate their highest achievement together.Farkouh’s project was an extensive cleanup and restoration of Monmouth Regional High School’s Preschool playground. Steve Didonato, Monmouth Regional High School administration, also an Eagle Scout, detailed Farkouh’s project during the Court of Honor. He praised Farkouh for his organizational skills, his tenacity and described the physical challenges that his project entailed. Didonato mentored him throughout the project and shared his and the school’s gratitude for the beautiful playground the children will now enjoy.Farkouh was assisted by members of Rumson Troop 201 and classmates from Monmouth Regional High School.During a Veterans Day ceremony at the historic bandstand in Rumson’s Victory Park, Tort noticed there was limited access to the bandstand for certain veterans and other physically challenged individuals who had to traverse a long grassy area to steps with no rails to reach the bandstand’s platform. After several meetings with the Borough of Rumson, Tort began his project to create a decorative paver walkway, landing pads and stair rails in Victory Park, making the bandstand more accessible.Under the mentorship of Guy Hembling of Hembling & Son who is also an Eagle Scout, and with the help of his fellow Scouts, family and friends, the bandstand now has a beautiful paver walkway with stair rails as well as beautified landscaping around the bandstand for future ceremonies.last_img read more

Thrills and Spills at Skimbash 2019

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Sunny skies, warm temperatures and perfect waves blessed the 15th year of Skimbash, a weekend skimboarding competition held on Sea Bright’s beach, open to enthusiasts of all ages who compete in 15 different age divisions. There were also divisions for semi-professionals, professional women and professional men. Skimbash is organized by Felicia Stratton and Melissa Stevenson who document the action with live scoring. The September event was the kickoff for the Skim USA 2020 tour. Spectators who lined the beach both days to watch the action were treated to dolphin sightings, too. Photos by Alex Nazathlast_img

Saints serve up volleyball fundamentals in Salmo

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsHead coach Theo Friml, along with members of the Selkirk College Saints Women’s Volleyball team, traveled to Salmo earlier this month to run some of the Falcon players through a skills development camp.Girls in Grades 7 to 12 took part in the all day event, that included members of the Saints players Brittany Rudashy, Christana Livingstone and Megan Bursey. The camp focused teaching the kids skills such as passing, setting, serving and blocking. “It was a positive experience for our student-athletes passing on their knowledge and excitement for volleyball to these young aspiring players,”  Friml said.The Selkirk Saints Women’s Volleyball Team is looking forward to doing more for our local high school programs in the future. The Saints open the B.C. College Athletic Volleyball season later this month with a road trip to the Fraser Valley and Okanagan.First home game is November 5 against Douglas College at the Selkirk gymnasium in Castlegar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

ON THE BREEZE

first_imgNot as a twig drifting in the chaos of nothingNot as a plastic bag being whirled to nowhereNot as a wooden drum made of hide and sunNot as the live log fallen into the blue oceanOn The Breeze ………..I lay my cares for goodFree of the clutches of climbing forest ropesFree of the million biting ants in the red anthillFree of the chains that bound men to cast ironFree of the cruel brutality of man against manOn The Breeze ……..l direct my sail to glide onComfortable to look around and be at peaceComfortable to see faces flushed in real joyComfortable that equal rights has found a homeComfortable to disembark and walk every slumpOn The Breeze…….. I look above for more grace Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship

first_imgNCAA Season 93 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick threw Lyceum’s perfect season in the trash, leading San Beda’s 92-82 Game 2 triumph that completed the sweep of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals and the Red Lions’ back-to-back title romp.Bolick proved to be the hero the Red Lions needed, firing seven points in the final 5:01, none bigger than his dagger three with 50 seconds remaining to push his side to a comfortable 89-82 lead.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort San Beda continued its dynasty as it annexed its 10th title in 12 years and 21st overall championship in men’s basketball.“(Lyceum) really wanted to win this game but (the San Beda players) were so excited. I’m happy that we’re able to settle down in the second half. Credit to my boys,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who returned to the San Beda lair this season to win his third title with the school.Season MVP CJ Perez gave it his all in the decider, pouring 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and a block, but Lyceum unfortunately suffered its first back-to-back losses this season at the wrong time and end its 18-0 season with a runner-up finish.Mike Nzeusseu got 15 markers, 15 boards, and two blocks, while Rookie of the Year Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, four rebounds, three dimes, and two steals in the Pirates loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT SAN BEDA 92 – Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 82 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Clark Sunset Marathon set He finished with 18 points, nine coming in the payoff period, together with six assists and five rebounds as he celebrated the victory like Lebron James in front of 14,693 in attendance.“Lyceum did a good job. If we could just give two championships, Lyceum and us should be the champions,” said Bolick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinals MVP Donald Tankoua registered another monstrous double-double of 17 markers and 17 boards, while Davon Potts finished off his collegiate career with 15 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon bucked another off-shooting night to drop 14 markers, six boards, and three dimes while AC Soberano went 3-of-7 from three including one from the left corner with 1:22 left to put San Beda up, 86-82. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more

Melecio says La Salle lacked communication in Game 1 loss

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCommunication is key to winning.And for Aljun Melecio, that’s exactly what La Salle lacked in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8005:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But what led to the La Salle’s downfall was its inability to communicate on the defensive end especially in the waning seconds, where Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go connected for the game-sealing bucket in the final 10.4 seconds of the game. “We didn’t communicate that much inside the court, while Ateneo had great defense and execution. We think they had a better communication inside the court than us.”Melecio, however, isn’t putting too much thought on the defeat, noting that the Archers can still bounce back and extend the series to a deciding Game 3.“It’s better to lose in Game 1,” he said. “But we need to bounce back and adjust our execution against Ateneo. We know our performance was not enough, so we need to have better decisions in the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The diminutive playmaker said the lack of communication was evident in the Green Archers’ 76-70 defeat to the Blue Eagles.READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There are lots of instances that the coaches and players weren’t able to understand each other, and those happened in the crucial moments. I think that’s where things went wrong,” he said.Melecio and Ricci Rivero muffed their three-point attempts in the final minute that could have given La Salle a chance to tie the game. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Raptors ground Hawkslast_img read more

Counties Manukau arrive in Queensland

first_imgIn leadup games the Counties Manukau will play matches against the Sunshine Coast teams on Wednesday, November 25th at the Glasshouse Sports Club, Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mountains commencing at 5.30pm and South West Queensland on Thursday, November 26th at Jim Finemore Oval, Old Toowoomba Road, One Mile, Ipswich commencing at 6pm.The Queensland –Counties Manukau Tri-Series on Saturday, November 28th will commence at 9am.Please refer to the Queensland Touch Website for more information: www.qldtouch.com.au  The Queensland teams are:14’s Girls: Hollie Barnes; Kai Ware (Brisbane City Cobras); Sharni Upton; Nyomi Webley (CQ Bulls); Zelle Gillespie; Ashlee Jaegar; Casey Schweitzer; Georgia Worters (SQBD Sharks); Chloe Crotty; Paige Parker; Evania Pelite-Denny; Britt Smail (Sunshine Coast); Kimberley Bowman; Ashleigh Kearney (SWQ Swans); Greg English (Coach); Shane Crotty (Coach); Ronda Hipperson (Manager).14’s Boys: Jadin Moncrieff (Brisbane City Cobras); Zak Bainbridge; Josh Buchanan; Steven Donovan; Tom Kronk; Jonah Placid; Brayden Schulte; Tyran Stehbens (CQ Bulls); Aaron Townson (NQ Cyclones); Corey Feartherstone; Kai Robertson; Jarrod Withers  (SQBD Sharks); Rohan Messer (Sunshine Coast); Ashley Taylor (SWQ Swans); Chris Loth (Coach); John Morris (Assistant Coach); Peter Shefford (Manager).16’s Girls: Emily Ariel; Paris Sutton (Brisbane City Cobras); Addison McKenzie; Jessica Powell (CQ Bulls); Yuriko Ah Boo (NQ Cyclones); Jessica Alder; Eliza Bowers; Terri King; Holly Nathan-Webster (SQBD Sharks); Emma Blanch; Lauren Chen; Ashley Goodall; Courtney Kerr; Madison Macarthur (Sunshine Coast);Paul Cobham (Coach); Darrell Gribble (Assistant Coach); Jim Blanch (Manager).16’s Boys: Jake Assay; James Baartz; Jack Williams (CQ Bulls); Richard Chen (NQ Cyclones); Kade Bonner; Zach Curtis; James DeVeer; Kevin Huggett; Josh Newbegin; Adam Pryde; Taylor Schweitzer; Luke Swan (SQBD Sharks); Mitchell Broom (Sunshine Coast); Jake Hooper (SWQ Swans); Joe Schweitzer (Coach); Hank Solien (Assistant Coach); Warren Pryde (Manager).   The Queensland Tour Management is Di Worters (Tour Manager); Glen Richardson (Assistant Tour Manager) and Darrell Madge (Trainer).  The Counties Manukau teams are:Under 15’s Girls: Monique Ashford-Ross; Saskia-Rae Brown; Natasha Covilee; Autum-Belle Flynn; Destinee Jansen; Sahantal Lauese; Roana Paterson; Sarah Penny; Chelsea Petera; Coyrtney Redshaw; Kendall Speck; Kyla Wade; Jazmin Walker; Maia Watene; Analeea Williamson; Robyn Proffit (Coach); Peter Lauese (Assistant Coach); Donna Redshaw (Manager).Under 15’s Boys: Antonio Adams; Kenzell Fa’aofo; Te Heke Gillett; Tyler Grant; Vaughan Grant; Hauriri Harvey; Caleb Heikell; Blake Macefield; Cody Mahuika; Coby Mountfort; Tanirau Panapa; Gaige Ross; Logan Spaander; Ian Macefield (Coach); Victor Panapa (Manager); Sheryl Bartley (Manager).Under 17’s Girls: Lisa Bartley; Marama Davis; Nadia Loveday; Darlin Matangaro; Riki-Maree Moore; Kiera Pennell; Kahurangi Peters; Lynette Shelford; Julie Ann Smith; Jamie Holamotutama; Toni Wells; Brooke Walker; Brooker Holamotutama; Ida Ezekiela Teraitua (Coach); Nancy Prujean (Manager).Under 17’s Boys:  Dylan Bartley; Aaron Biddle; Howard Brown; Frank Bunce; Tauturu Hapuku; Isaiah Mahuika; Julian Panapa-Williams; Anthony Paulo; Stanley Paulo; Klien Sitene; Christopher Swain; Johnson Tekaute; Patrick Favell (Coach); Laurence Williams (Assistant Coach); Lillian Panapa-Williams (Manager).Mokai McCarthy will be the Counties Manukau Tour Manager; Max Woodard is the Head Coach and other members of the touring party will be Lynette Favell; Devan and Sirron Redshaw.  RefereesCongratulations to Cathleen Johnston; Brendan Jones (Gladstone); Alex Wong (Kuwana); Dean Nipperess (Beenleigh); Josh Harmer (Palm Beach); Christian Del Castillo; Tom Polkingham (Brisbane Metro); Jess Minogue; Sam Crossingham; James Fulton; Kevin Rasmussen and Ken Wilson  (Redlands) on being chosen to referee at the Tri-Series. Draw – Saturday, November 28th – Owen Park, Southport9am; 11.30am & 2pm – 16’s Girls9.50am; 12.20pm & 2.50pm – 16’s Boys10.40am; 1.10pm & 3.40pm – 14’s Girls & Boyslast_img read more

Video: Watch This Short, Powerful Documentary About Clemson Quarterback Deshaun Watson

first_imgDeshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 31: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners with a score of 37 to 17 to win the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the best players in college football. He also has an excellent story to match his ability on the field. The ACC Digital Network and Havoline Football Saturdays put together a short documentary about Watson, covering his high school career and rise to five-star recruit, as well as the inspiration that he draws from his mother Deann, who survived a fight with tongue cancer during his high school career.Clemson fans will love this video, but it is worth a watch for all college football fans.last_img read more