Southeastern’s Nichols, Colonels’ LaBure Land Softball Weekly Honors

first_imgThe freshman from Port Neches, Texas, tossed two shutouts and allowed just one hit in 11 innings of work this past week. She started the week with her first career no-hitter, a six-inning performance against Alcorn State. She carried that over to the weekend where she had a perfect game in the fifth inning in her start against then-second place Northwestern State. LaBure struck out 11 in as many innings and had a .030 opponent batting average on a 0.00 ERA week. Paired with the junior Megan Landry, who was 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA, the staff allowed just three runs in 30 innings. Honorable Mention: Erika Piancastelli, McNeese; Jewel Lara, Nicholls; Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin; Peyton Hedrick, Abilene Christian. Nichols was the catalyst for a Lion offense that hit .305 as a team during a 4-1 week. The senior outfielder was 4-for-6 in Southeastern’s weekend series win over Central Arkansas. She was 7-on-7 on stolen bases for the week and led the Lions with six runs scored. The native of Alvin, Texas, batted .636 with a .636 slugging percentage for the week. Nichols leads with SLU with a .353 batting average, including a team-best .400 batting average in the Southland Conference play. Softball Hitter of the Week – Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana – OF – Sr. – Alvin, Texas Honorable Mention: Rachel Hayes, Southeastern Louisiana; Amber Coons, McNeese; Hannah Null, Abilene Christian, Callee Guffey, Stephen F. Austin. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Alexis LaBure, Nicholls – Fr. – Port Neches, Texas The Lions (30-17, 14-7 SLC) earned a series win over Central Arkansas (24-21, 12-9 SLC) to maintain a share of first place in the standings. Nicholls (32-13, 15-6 SLC) went 5-0 on the week with a pair of wins over Alcorn State and a three-game sweep of Northwestern State (24-19, 11-10 SLC). FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kinsey Nichols and Nicholls’ Alexis LaBure are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Celtics pick Texas A&M’s Robert Williams in NBA draft

first_img“He won’t have any better role models than the guys in front of him,” Stevens said.The Celtics followed an appearance in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals with an offseason overhaul that brought in Hayward and Kyrie Irving. Despite losing both of them to injuries during the season, they returned to the league’s final four thanks in part to Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, back-to-back No. 3 picks in the previous two years.But after stockpiling eight first-round picks in the previous four drafts, including three lottery picks, the Celtics were left with just their own first-rounder this year and no picks in the second. They could have up to four first-rounders next year.Speaking at the team’s brand new practice facility, the Auerbach Center, Stevens said Williams was a good athlete with good feet and an arm-span of 7-feet, 5-inches. Williams blocked 155 shots in college — third in Texas A&M history, with 78 as a sophomore that were the second-most in a single season for an Aggie.“Right now he is an elite athlete, with incredible length,” Stevens said. “And he plays well above the rim. Obviously, if you can have four shooters in the game and a guy like that rolling to the rim, you can just throw it into the air and he can go get it.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town “It’s not my job to know what the other 26 teams are thinking,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after adding the two-time Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year. “We thought that he was the right pick for us, and we felt very fortunate to be able to get him.”A 6-foot-10, 237-pound Oil City, Louisiana, native, Williams was considered a certain first-round pick as a freshman — maybe in the top 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut he decided he wasn’t ready. He returned and averaged 10.4 points and an SEC-leading 9.2 rebounds while leading the Aggies to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16.He still has some work to do— especially on offense, according to scouting reports. Stevens said current Celtics big men Al Horford and Gordon Hayward will be a big help in getting Williams ready. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens speaks during a news conference, hursday, June 21, 2018, in Boston, after the team selected Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th pick in the NBA basketball draft. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick — and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas A&M.But there he was, sliding down to the Boston Celtics at the 27th overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Because Williams was expected to go higher in the draft, the Celtics did not have a workout for him in Boston. Stevens said having a prospect visit is “just a formality in a lot of ways” for general manager Danny Ainge and his staff.“They’ve already watched them pay live a bunch, spent time with their coaches and everybody else,” Stevens said. “But I don’t think you need to watch must to tell how athletic he is. It’s pretty obvious.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

first_imgJuventus’ Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a shot during the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLICristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed Monday.Lega Serie A chairman Gaetano Micciche said they had agreed a partnership with EA Sports that will see the league feature in the new edition of the world’s most famous football simulator.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We are very happy to come back in a famous and popular game like FIFA 19,” Micciche said in a statement.“The agreement signed with an internationally renowned partner such as EA Sports testifies to the worldwide recognition that our championship has.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Rival video game company Konami had held the rights for the last few seasons and while EA Sports included Italian clubs and players in its FIFA games it had to refer to Serie A as “Calcio A” and could not use Serie A logos.Maurizio Finocchiaro, Electronic Arts Italy General Manager, underlined “the high potential of the next season for Italian football”. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Culture helping Koreas row in same direction, says coach Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Ronaldo, 33, made his Serie A debut for Juventus in a 3-2 win at Chievo at the weekend after a 100 million euro move from Real Madrid.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was the cover star in the FIFA 18 edition with his former club.The Italian league has also seen the return of former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to Italy as coach of Serie A runners-up Napoli.The new edition, which will be available from September 28, also allow fans to compete in the new UEFA Champions League tournament mode, which includes all stages of the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU turns back La Salle, Adamson sweeps UE

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Paolo Pablico led Adamson with 15 points while Leo Miranda added 11.Lloyd Josafat had 13 points for the Red Warriors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nikola Jokic explodes for 36 as Nuggets beat Thunder in face off of top West teams MANILA, Philippines—Defending champion National University picked up its second straight win after repulsing De La Salle, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Bulldogs improved to a 2-1 record and tied University of Santo Tomas at the second spot.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Bryan Bagunas lit up for 27 points for the defending champions with Madzlan Gampong and Francis Saura pitching in 15 and 11 points, respectively.Geraint Bacon led the Green Spikers, who dropped to a 0-3 record, with 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the other game, Adamson University remained spotless after sweeping University of the East, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23.The Soaring Falcons tied Far Eastern University at the top with identical 3-0 records.last_img read more

FAWUL Elects New Leaders

first_imgBy Richard D. Baysah (LINA)Kakata – The Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia, (FAWUL), has elected a new leadership for the next two years.Those elected are Abel Ngigie, Chairman, Levi Seway, Co- Chair, Jarbo B. Kerkulah, Secretary General, Moses Saye, Assistant Secretary, Edwin fallah, Grievance Committee Chair, Ben Henries, Treasurer, Mama Kolleh, Chaplain and Harris Kerkulah, Advisor.This was the first Work Place Representative elections being held by the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia since the passage of the Decent Work Act by the National Legislature.There has been a standoff between the management of Firestone Liberia and its workers over a statement made by the General Manager when he was cited by the National Legislature on the company’s concession agreement with the Liberian Government when allegedly stated that his employees were receiving a minimum wage of USD 8.37 per day.This sparked a serious contention amongst the employees thus resulting to a strike action on the plantations of Firestone last month.The strike action brought the operations of Firestone Liberia to a total standstill resulting into the immediate intervention of the Ministries of Labor and Justice.However, following a meeting with the workers at the Labor Ministry in Monrovia, they were mandated to go conduct elections so they would have a leadership structure put in place that will enable them be in a better position to discuss all issues  brought forth by them with the Management of Firestone Liberia.In his first statement following his election as Chairman of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia, Abel Ngigie lauded the Liberian Government especially the Ministries of Labor and Justice for their timely intervention aimed at addressing plight.Chairman Ngigie said he will not allow the management of Firestone Liberia to impose any policy that will be counterproductive through the Collective Bargaining Agreement, (CBA).He also promised to work assiduously in the best interest of all employees of Firestone so as to bring the much needed mutual respect and industrial harmony.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sugar workers, Union picket Ministry of the Presidency

first_img– call on President Granger to end “the blatant and glaring discrimination”Sugar workers along with officials of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on Thursday staged a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of the Presidency. According to GAWU, the action is part of a wider exercise taking place across the sugar industry, outside the Administrative offices of the Estates. The representatives are denouncing the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) harsh stance of constricting workers’ wages and salary to 2014 levels.In a statement issued on Thursday, GAWU said the workers and the union are calling on President David Granger to end the blatant and glaring discrimination perpetuated on the sugar workers for two consecutive years and; resort to having the union’s wage/salary claim for 2016 addressed at the conciliatory level within a timeframe was thwarted by GuySuCo.The insistence by GuySuCo that the examination in the National Assembly of the 2017 National Budget proposals precluded discussions of the union’s wage/salary claim of 8 per cent. Also, the ‘excuses’ by the Corporation’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager regarding a busy schedule rendered the conclusion of the conciliatory proceedings just a few days before the December 23, 2016 closure of the current crop. At the bilateral and conciliatory levels, no pay increases were approved by GuySuCo obviously and understandably a stance in sync with the ruling of the APNU/AFC Government and the GuySuCo IMC team.GAWU reiterated to GuySuCo representatives at the various meetings that their consistent bad treatment of workers of recent will only go to stoke dissatisfaction among the thousands of sugar workers throughout the sugar belt.“Inevitably, demotivation and declining morale of the workers will result and which will not be in the industry’s interest at this time. Our union repeatedly pointed out too that while the industry will seek to produce maximum sugar production vis-à-vis the resources it employs, diversification into electricity production, white sugar, alcohol and distilling, all recommended by the Sugar Commission of Inquiry established by the APNU/AFC Government last year offer good prospects for a viable future. Simultaneously, we reminded GuySuCo that cattle rearing, rice cultivation, aquaculture, and orchard fruits have had miserable results in the past,” GAWU stated.Further, the union noted that it is rather despondent that President Granger has not even acknowledged the union’s correspondence sent to him on December 15, 2016, requesting that Government’s bonus of $25,000 be paid to sugar workers as well. In recent months, correspondences sent by GAWU to Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, on matters relating to workers interests and the future of the industry have not been acknowledged as well, it added.“In this Season of Goodwill, it is disheartening for GAWU to record that sugar workers and their families will be unable to fully enjoy this festive period unlike their compatriots in other sectors.It is indeed vexing that workers children and grandchildren may not be able to receive the usual goodies the Season brings with it,” the union stressed.According to GAWU, sugar workers are acquiring bitter lessons and accumulating sad experiences over these last 19 months; they are able to see how much they were deceived when many in high offices made grand promises to them; now, they must fight to protect and preserve even minimal benefits they earlier enjoyed.“We are sure that the experiences and the unwarranted pressures they face now-a-days will lift their class awareness and help them in their continuing struggles against injustices and for their all-round betterment,” the statement added.last_img read more

Sunshine Canyon alternatives get dumped on as too expensive

first_imgSunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills remains the most viable option for Angelenos’ trash, city sanitation officials said Thursday after reviewing new contract bids and finding that using a remote dump would cost taxpayers up to $30 million more a year. Critics of the landfill owned by Browning-Ferris Industries were disappointed with the results, saying they had hoped the city would be able to locate a different dump without breaking the budget. “This is not good news,” said City Councilman Greig Smith, who has pushed city leaders to develop a new trash plan rather than use the dump in his district. “We have to craft a proposal that is economically viable. (This amount) is out of the question, and the council is not going to go for that.” “Most council members feel like we would like to change business as usual, but not at any price because we still have to hire police officers, build more parks and take care of the streets and sidewalks,” Council President Eric Garcetti said. The city could stick with the cheapest option and continue to haul roughly 3.6 million tons of trash per year to Sunshine Canyon Landfill, angering Granada Hills activists who complain about truck traffic and air pollution in the neighborhood. That costs $29 million per year. One alternative would be to use Sunshine Canyon Landfill for some trash and send the rest to El Sobrante Landfill in Corona, which is owned by Waste Management Inc. That would cost $44 million, or $15 million more than the current BFI contract. Another option would be to sign up with Waste Management and MDSI of Los Angeles. Waste Management has proposed trucking trash 60 miles to El Sobrante. MDSI would haul garbage 200 miles to Avenal Landfill in the San Joaquin Valley. The two companies would replace BFI for $59 million a year, roughly $30 million more than BFI. BFI District Manager Greg Loughnane said Sunshine Canyon Landfill appears to be the most environmentally friendly choice for the city. “The other options are clearly landfill operations. They’re at greater distances and it’s going to require more trucks, which will ultimately mean more traffic and more air pollution.” North Valley Coalition activist Kim Thompson said she is disappointed with the choices – all landfills with little talk of sorting or pulling recyclables from the trash. “This is zero movement whatsoever. It’s a giant step sideways. I would at least like to have seen some effort to recycle. All this does is landfill.” Bureau of Sanitation officials said they are working to reduce the city’s dependence on landfills, following Smith’s RENEW LA plan to build a trash-to-energy plant in the city by 2010 and offering recycling to apartment buildings in 2008. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The trash disposal options – which include dumps in Riverside and Kings counties – were outlined in a Bureau of Sanitation report released Thursday, and will be discussed at the Board of Public Works hearing Monday. The City Council now has three choices as its members consider whether to renew a five-year, $157 million contract with BFI. Since 2003, city leaders have sought alternatives to Sunshine Canyon Landfill, but they’ve always come back to the Granada Hills dump as the least-expensive option. Last summer, the City Council almost rejected the BFI contract, with critics demanding dramatic action to end the city’s dependence on urban dumps. Council members sided with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who warned that the city was being irresponsible and could end up paying millions more to dump trash elsewhere. Later, the council agreed to postpone the vote six months while city staff studied other trash options. The council must vote on the contract by Feb. 28. last_img read more

Liverpool offered chance to buy goalkeeper by Real Madrid President

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alisson is preparing to represent Brazil at the World Cup on the back of a fine season with Roma LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest transfer news LATEST TOP WORK Roma President Pallotta has downplayed his earlier claims as nothing more than a joke Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race targets 2 targets Pallotta moved to clarify his claims, stating they were made in jest: “I have read with much amusement the quotes attributed to me about the transfer market,” he said in a statement on the club’s official Twitter account.“In fact I was joking around with a group of guys and responded sarcastically with a reference to the popular rumours on Twitter and in the papers since I’ve been in Italy. RANKED Liverpool have long been linked with making a move for the glovesman, but Real Madrid have emerged as holding an interest in him since the end of the season.And reports on Thursday suggested Los Blancos were about to make a £68m (€78m) bid for the 25-year-old, after Roma President James Pallotta said of Alisson: “Alisson has a high market value, around €78m. He is close to Real Madrid, while [Radja] Nainggolan will join Inter.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Florentino Perez has laughed off rumours Real Madrid are going to sign Roma’s Alisson this summer, amid reports Los Blancos are set to offer around £68million for the goalkeeper.Alisson, the Brazil star, is expected to leave Roma during the transfer window following a fine season which saw him help the Giallorossi to the Champions League semi-finals and a third place finish in Serie A. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “There was nothing serious about anything I said whilst making pizza. Just stupid American humour that some don’t get.”And now Perez, the Real Madrid President, has also played down the reports, suggesting the price is too much for Real, while offering Liverpool a free run at their target.“Alisson to Real Madrid for €78M in Spanish press today?” he said, as quoted by SI. “For this price, Liverpool can buy him.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED last_img read more

Canyon gets L.A. Baptist standout

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Colby Hyatt, one of the San Fernando Valley’s top returning high school baseball players, has arrived at Canyon High after transferring from L.A. Baptist of North Hills. As a sophomore last spring, Hyatt batted .355 with three home runs and 26 RBI, and as a pitcher he was 6-1 with a 1.10 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 51 innings to carry L.A. Baptist to a 18-4 record. “He looks like he’s a pretty good player,” Canyon pitcher Tommy Kimmerle said. Hyatt, a 6-foot, 205-pounder who grew up in Santa Clarita and starred in the William S. Hart PONY League as a youth, is practicing with Canyon’s varsity during fall workouts. He met Monday with Canyon vice principal Sal Frias and said his family has moved, which would make Hyatt eligible to play varsity instead of JV baseball this season because of transfer restrictions. Frias said he gave Hyatt a change-of-residence form. According to Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons, Hyatt can only be eligible by changing residences or being approved as a hardship transfer. L.A. Baptist athletic secretary Karnel Watkins said she isn’t aware of Hyatt changing residences. Canyon first-year coach Scott Willis and athletic director Margaret Holoman weren’t available for comment. Canyon Principal Bob Messina said he has met Hyatt and is aware he has transferred from L.A. Baptist. “We plan on having everything taken care of before he starts playing,” Messina said. Saugus High softball standout Tiffany Huff, a power-hitting catcher who is one of California’s top prospects, expects to choose between Tennessee and Stanford after she returns next weekend from an official recruiting visit to the latter. Huff, who batted .460 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 27 games as a junior last season, visited Tennessee a couple of weekends ago. “It was fun. I like a lot of things there,” Huff said. Tyrone Millett, a running back who is considered Golden Valley High’s top football player, missed the team’s last game because of disciplinary reasons, and he might not return, according to head coach Rob Swartz. “I’m not sure if or when he’s coming back. I have to meet with his mother,” said Swartz, who’s scheduled a meeting for today with Millett’s mother. Golden Valley, a seniorless, first-year varsity program, is 0-3 and has twice allowed 66 points or more in a game. Football standout Richie Wirthlin, Canyon’s leading receiver and top defensive back, is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his hand in two places during a 34-27 upset loss at Simi Valley on Friday. X-rays taken Saturday revealed the fractures, but the good news is the bones are not displaced, which means surgery won’t be required if the injury heals properly while Wirthlin wears a splint. “We want to do what’s best by balancing in Richie’s desire to return and how long it’s going to take to heal,” said his father, Richard Sr. Sophomore Steven Wirthlin, one of Richie’s younger brothers, has been promoted to the varsity as a replacement after scoring five long touchdowns over two junior varsity games. In more Canyon news, the movie “Mr. Woodcock,” which stars Billy Bob Thornton and Susan Sarandon and includes a group of 2003 Canyon football players as extras, is in post-production and should be released next year. I would bet College of the Canyons football linemen Robert Roschfska (6-4, 350 pounds), J.J. Kuhaiki (6-7, 340), Eli Munoz (6-2, 350), Daniel Patricio (6-3, 320) and Fernal Vasquez (6-1, 330) are among the largest fivesome you’ll find on any team in the world – high school, college or pro. And finally, I still can’t get used to those darn yellow soccer lines that ruin the look of artificial turf on otherwise beautiful football fields. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or The fax is (661) 257-5262.last_img read more


first_imgA BUSINESSMAN has offered a cash reward for information leading to the recovery of items stolen from his premises in Letterkenny last night (Monday).At some stage last evening burglars broke into Letterkenny Car Parks at Kelly’s farmyard, Dr McGinley Road.“I’m hoping Donegal Daily readers can help me,” said Philip Doran. “I also want to warn other people that thieves are operating in the town. There will be a cash reward for items recovered and I want to tell people to be on the look out for these items being sold to them,” he added.The items are:* A solas pro snap on diagnostic computer,* SBB key programmer, * diagnostic laptop,* long handle snap on rachet spanner set sizes 8 – 32,* snap on jump pack,* electric bosch impact gun and other snap on tool sets. COMMUNITY ALERT: REWARD OFFERED AFTER €10,000 LETTERKENNY BURGLARY was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarcommunity alertletterkennyLetterkenny Car Partsthefttoolslast_img read more