Title loss to Ginebra ‘wake up call’ for San Miguel amid best-ever tag

first_imgSan Miguel has received nicknames the moment it started collecting championships under head coach Leo Austria.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Never say die personified: Cone marvels at Thompson’s will to win for Ginebra ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “This could serve as a wakeup call for us because of the hype, people are saying we’re a super team then all of a sudden there’s another team that’s emerging and playing better than us.”Austria said Cone was the architect of Ginebra’s instant rise to the championship conversation as it was the league’s winningest coach that ended the Gin Kings’ eight-year long title drought.“Ever since coach Tim coached Ginebra I knew that this time will come that we will face each other again in the championship,” said Austria whose finals record against Cone is at 1-1 after taking the 2017 Philippine Cup.Another person Austria saw as the difference maker in his team’s series against Ginebra was the unflappable Justin Brownlee.Ginebra’s import was magnificent for the Gin Kings as he averaged 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.83 assists, 1.67 steals, and 2.3 blocks in the series.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “I think the big factor was Brownlee, he can do it all,” said Austria. “He can play 1 through 5 and any team will have a problem matching up to him because if you put bigger guys on him he will play in the perimeter and if you put smaller guys he will play in the shaded area.”Austria added his team’s near unstoppable three-year reign in the PBA was bound to come to an end.“It’s hard to maintain being on top of the mountain because sooner or later you will get stormed upon, and you will fall, and it’s happening now,” said Austria in Filipino. “I know we became a little complacent, not only the players but everybody from the ball boys to the coaching staff.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next From being called a super team to becoming the consensus “best,” the Beermen received such accolades to back their six titles in just three years.Austria guided the Beermen to a perfect 6-for-6 run in the finals, until they faced Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup where their erstwhile perfect record came asunder losing 4-2 in the finals series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Entering an unfamiliar territory, Austria couldn’t help but praise counterpart Tim Cone and what he has done to turn Ginebra around.“It’s a very unusual feeling because we never experienced this kind of loss especially in the finals,” said Austria after their 93-77 Game 6 loss Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We’re not perfect, you win some you lose some.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Why Are Our Students Not Performing Up to Expected Standards?

first_imgThis question, posed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the University of Liberia administration, is at the nerve center of any post-test inquiry into why 100% of 25,000 students failed this year’s entrance exam in June. To answer the President’s question, we need to establish the fact that there is a direct connection among teaching, learning and assessment.Effective teaching in the classroom can be influenced by four elements: whom we teach (students), where we teach (learning environment), what we teach (curriculum content) and how we teach (instructional method). Teachers have to focus on all of these elements in order to have positive impact on the students (Tomlinson & McTighe 2006, p.2).Teacher preparation and knowledge of subject matter play a crucial role in creating an effective classroom.  Based on the content of the curriculum, he determines what students should learn and establishes the connection between skills in the classroom and real life situation.  He also uses assessment tools (formative and summative) to investigate whether students have met the standards or not. Despite the infusion of massive capital into teacher education at the elementary level by USAID and UNICEF, effective teaching may still be a challenge for post-war educational system as reflected in poor performance in Liberia Senior High School Certificate Exam given by WAEC-Liberia and now the university entrance exam. Studies show that it will take about seven years before the impact of teacher training can be felt in the classroom.Whom we teach is also crucial in this debate – the students. Are high school students reading on grade level? What is their competency level versus grade level? A student may be in the 10th grade but may be performing at the 5th grade level. In any single classroom, there are multiple levels of students with various learning needs. Tomlinson and McTighe (2006) add that there may be students with learning disability, students with advanced knowledge, difficulty staying on task, wide range of students’ interests, learning preferences, learning problems, motivation and socio-economic status. This is not peculiar to Liberia alone. Similar situation exists in the California classroom where I teach. Therefore, effective teaching and learning go hand in hand with differentiated instruction. If this is not done, a large percentage of the students may be left out of the learning process which manifests itself at the assessment stage.What do we teach? We teach the contents of the curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Each subject area has a list of contents or topics to be covered in each six-week marking period. Tied to the contents are standards or specific objectives to be acquired by the students. Do teachers cover all the topics in each marking period? Effective teaching involves a careful preparation of daily lesson plans with clearly stated learning objectives to be followed by assessment and evaluation.Direct teaching is also based on context or textbook. In what context, for example, will you teach the following specific objective in the 2011 English Language Curriculum: Unit 1 – Grammar: Nouns and Pronouns? Upon completion of this topic, students will be able to “identify nouns and pronouns; classify nouns and pronouns.”(Ministry of Education English Language Curriculum Grades 10-12 CD Rom). The context or resource to use is a textbook “Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools.”  Do all students have access to the prescribed book? Do all teachers have access to this book? Based on the availability of instructional materials, are all the contents of the curriculum covered for each marking period? Are the content standards met? Has the ministry put in place an internal testing system to monitor and evaluate the effective teaching of the curriculum?Answers to these questions will help us get to the bottom of the problem – mass failure of students, not only in teacher-made class tests/exams, but also in standardized tests such as WAEC or university entrance exam.Another critical concern associated with the curriculum is its availability in the schools. Do all teachers have copies of the revised national curriculum? If so, do they teach according to the curriculum? How is compliance with its implementation monitored in each school or classroom?The church schools operated by the United Methodist Church, the Catholic Archdiocese or the concession companies such as Firestone have their own curriculum. Are they being implemented parallel to or in isolation of the national curriculum?The classroom environment also plays an active role in teaching and learning. Where we teach determines student engagement. How over-crowded is the classroom? What is the student-teacher ratio? Do all students have seats? Given the fact that we are rising from the ashes of a destructive war, our schools are not equipped with electricity, computers, internet, audio/visual aids, running water, library or science labs. What about the physical structure of the school building? Does it reflect a clean and healthy environment?When the University of Liberia was shutdown in 1979 as a result of student demonstration, all in-service student teachers on government scholarship were required to return to their counties and teach in public schools until the university reopened. I returned to Ganta where I had previously taught at Ganta Methodist School and Mamade Kromah Elementary School. But I was assigned at J.W. Pearson High School to teach English. Others were Judge James Zota, Joseph Kehzie, James Saye Kadameh and Francis Maweah.During the first week, I had 45 students in 10th grade. By the second week, the number had soared to 93 students in one class. Students went to Bob Paye, the principal and asked him to transfer them to my class because there was a teacher available everyday teaching their colleagues. They cramped into my classroom and covered every available space, with some standing by the door or standing against the blackboard. I was overwhelmed at first but when I found out that the students were eager to learn, I accommodated them. In that class, one could drop a pin and hear its sound. No behavior problem!Are our classrooms like that today? What about cell phones in the classroom? student behavior? dress code? These are environmental factors that affect student learning. Where we teach matters!Finally, the issue of assessment – tools used to find out the outcome of instruction. The national curriculum prepared by the Ministry of Education for K-12 schools has specific standards or benchmarks to be accomplished after each course of instruction. The ministry, through WAEC, administers an examination for high school leavers based on the national curriculum. The University of Liberia also uses the content of the curriculum to draw its entrance exam for potential first-year college students.This year’s university entrance exam was out-sourced to a private consultant, James Dorbor Jallah, who dismissed the old admission process as one fraught with “bribery” and “who know you” syndrome. To end that credibility problem and “restore public confidence in the university admission process,” he told the VOA news (voanews.com, August 27, 2013) that he was hired by University of Liberia President Dr. Emmett Dennis to administer the entrance exam and begin to “lay the foundation for the university to conduct exams and remove negative perception from the process.”But it ended in a massive failure of 25,000 students and sparked angry reactions from all over the world as far as Australia. An irate President asked: “Why are the students of the system not performing to the standards expected?” (Allfrica.com, August 28, 2013). This thrust Liberia’s education sector to the level of “national emergency,” “national imperative,” “national embarrassment,” “national indictment” and “mass murder.” Blames have already been laid at the doorstep of helpless students yearning for education – they have no basic grasp of English or mechanics.Not so fast! Rewind and look at the role the university played in this crisis. The director of testing center was dismissed and replaced by a new examiner. The old test bank was purged to give way to questions solicited from testing committee members with a new passing grade set by the University Senate.Unlike the old test items that had a mixture of multiple choice, word problems and essays, the new items were all multiple choice questions done on a scantron.  Several questions come to mind in a situation like this. Who constructed the items? Were the items pretested in high schools to find their reliability and validity? Were the items testing student learning outcomes for high school leavers or were the items testing student readiness for college work?According to Professors George Flahn and Fredrick Gbegbe (my former professors), reliability is established when the same test produces the same result after several administrations. If this year’s test is re-administered next year and produces the same massive failure result, then the test has established its reliability – consistency in measuring student unreadiness to enter college.Validity, on the other hand, is tied to the aims and objectives of the test. Why the test? The goal is to measure specific skills and cognitive level of would-be college students. Can a battery of multiple choice questions establish the reliability (constancy) and validity (accuracy) of university entrance exam? Did the University err in this area?To prevent another massive failure in 2014, UL Testing Center has to develop a new test bank in collaboration with Teachers College. The goals of the test must be clearly articulated in a brochure for would-be students. Student teachers in training may be required to construct test items and pretested in high schools during practice teaching or while taking testing and evaluation course (EDUC 307) as a project. Results obtained from the field may be brought to the classroom for item analysis so as to establish test reliability and validity. During class discussion, all ambiguities, cultural biases, distracters, and wordiness may be sanitized from the language of the test. This was what we did when we were students.Finally, the university should establish an outreach program with high school principals to exchange information about university expectations and what skills students need for college work.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wonowon home destroyed by fire

first_imgA home near Wonowon has been completely destroyed after a fire late Wednesday night.Fort St. John RCMP responded to a call about house fire at Mile 103 of the Alaska Highway at around 11:30 p.m.Police say when they arrived, the structure was fully engulfed in flames. The homeowners were not at the residence when the fire began.- Advertisement -Police are continuing their investigation into the incident and have not yet determined the cause of the blaze or where it started. They say the structure was located outside the fire protection zone.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Former Colombia footballer arrested over drug trafficking

first_img0Shares0000Former Colombia international Jhon Viafara (right) is accused of trafficking cocaine to the United States © AFP / RAUL ARBOLEDACALI, Colombia, Mar 20 – Former Colombia international Jhon Viafara has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and could be extradited to face charges in the United States, the public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.The 40-year-old former midfielder was one of five people detained on Tuesday in the western city of Jamundi and Medellin, in the north west, in a joint operation between the public prosecutor’s office and the judicial police. “According to investigations conducted by US authorities, the detainees were part of a transnational network that had links to the Clan del Golfo criminal structure,” said the public prosecutor, referring to the infamous drug cartel.Viafara is suspected of having sent cocaine in speedboats and semi-submersible vessels from Colombia to the US via Central America from 2008 to 2018.He was allegedly known in the group as the “Footballer” and was in charge of paying transporters and establishing contacts to send the shipments to Central America.Police said they seized 2.5 tons of cocaine worth $28 million from Viafara’s group in 2017 and 2018.All five detainees are subject to an extradition request by the US state of Texas, where they’re wanted for drug trafficking.Viafara played one season in the English Premier League for Portsmouth and after a loan spell with Spaniards Real Sociedad, also represented Southampton in the Championship for two seasons.He had made his name in his homeland, scoring a goal as Once Caldas beat Argentina giants Boca Juniors in the 2004 Copa Libertadores final.He played more than 40 times for Colombia, scoring once, and appeared for his country at the Copa America in 2004 and 2007.He retired in 2015 after almost 20 years as a player.He’s not the first Colombian footballer to be caught up in a drug trafficking scandal.Former full back Diego Leon Osorio was sentenced in February to five years of house arrest for trying to traffick a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cocaine to Spain.Last year, former Real Madrid and Napoli midfielder Freddy Rincon was exonerated in a drug trafficking and money-laundering case in Panama.Colombia is the world’s biggest producer of cocaine, much of which is destined for the lucrative US market.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

South Korea should face the music for funding terrorists

first_imgIsn’t Roh Moo-hyun just so sly: As the South Korean president mugged with George W. Bush at an APEC summit photo op Friday, Roh challenged Bush to back an end to the Korean War now, with Bush responding that he’d do so after Kim Jong-Il ditches his nukes. Like a pup nipping at presidential heels, Roh told Bush to “be a bit clearer in your message,” with Bush firing back, “I can’t make it any more clear, Mr. President.” Bush should have seized that opportunity, with the cameras clicking and Roh getting in his face, to ask him, “So, Mr. President, can you suggest what punitive measures should be taken against South Korea for funding a terrorist organization?” According to the official line from South Korea, the country retrieved its evangelical Christian hostages from the clutches of the Taliban by promising to withdraw its 200-strong military support staff from Afghanistan by the end of the year – which it had planned to do even before the 23 church volunteers were seized July 19 – and to pull all missionary workers out of the country, which Korea had been doing from the moment the evangelicals’ bus was attacked on the road to Kandahar. And, of course, they’d have more reason to kidnap others. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the group would “do the same thing with the other allies in Afghanistan because we found this way to be successful.” And the funds wouldn’t just be useful around Kabul, but potentially around our corners. In June, a Taliban graduation video surfaced in which commander Mansour Dadullah said, “Oh, Americans and your allies, these suicide bombers are going to chase you in your countries.” That $20 million sure would come in handy in that endeavor. South Korea has been heavily criticized around the globe for negotiating with terrorists. Germany, which still has a civilian hostage being held by the Taliban and refuses to negotiate with the group, decried the Korean move as succumbing to “blackmail.” But will the global community have the backbone to take punitive measures against South Korea for funding a terrorist organization? The country deserves to be slapped with sanctions for material support of a terrorist organization, and hearings should be held to air the details of the payout. Or, we could just sit back and wait to feel that $20 million in blood money explode on the streets of Kabul, on the streets of Europe (Germany has traced the newest terror plots there to Taliban training camps) or, as the Taliban keynote speaker promised, the streets of America. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Originally, the Taliban had demanded Afghanistan release an equal number of their fighters. Korean attempts to pressure the Afghans into bowing to terrorist demands – and to pressure the Americans to in turn pressure the Afghans – proved fruitless. The Koreans called an Islamic country, Indonesia, into talks at the request of the Taliban, who in turn got the legitimacy they so desperately sought. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service chief, Kim Man-bok, flew to Afghanistan late last month and returned with the remaining 19 hostages. Immediately, reports surfaced that South Korea had paid a large sum to the Taliban in exchange for the evangelicals’ release. Al-Jazeera cited several sources that said a hefty sum had changed hands, and a Taliban figure – who later recanted under pressure from his superiors, who undoubtedly wanted to look like they were a powerful political bargaining force and not common criminals – told Reuters the amount was $20 million. South Korea vehemently denied coughing up a ransom. But behind closed doors, the answer adopted shades of gray. “It is inappropriate to discuss whether a ransom was paid,” Kim reportedly told a parliamentary committee Thursday. “It will be known later. I will speak at an appropriate time.” Because the Taliban doesn’t just let valuable hostages go out of the goodness of their hearts – or for “demands” that were a foregone conclusion – late last week I checked with U.S. government sources who unofficially confirmed that South Korea did, indeed, exchange cash for the hostages. South Korea supplied the Taliban with funds that will be used to try to overthrow Afghanistan’s fledgling democracy and restore an oppressive, draconian theocracy. The Taliban now would have more cash for munitions to attack U.S. soldiers and other members of the coalition, more money for roadside and suicide bombs to kill men, women and children. last_img read more


first_imgThis little fella knows the cup is in safe hands with Neil and Michael. ALL PICS BY KIND PERMISSION OF GERALDINE DIVER. Glenswilly U10 star Christopher swaps tips with Michael. Donegal’s Michael Murphy with Zac Gallagher at Glenswilly Club. Photo: Geraldine Diver   DONEGAL STARS NEIL AND MICHAEL BRING ANGLO CELT TO GLENSWILLY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Anglo Celt cupglenswillyMichael MurphyNeil Gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps will be hoping to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they host Shane Keegan’s Wexford Youths at Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8.00pm)Peter Hutton’s Harps side have picked up eight points from their opening four league matches – winning both their home games and drawing both games on the road.Last weekend Harps came from 2-0 down to claim a share of the spoils with two second half goals from Thomas McMonagle and Kevin McHugh. The latter took his tally to four for the season with his equalising goal from the penalty spot. Ciaran Gallagher later saved a penalty to ensure Harps left Fahy’s Field with a point. “Against Mervue, I thought we started quite well but unfortunately didn’t really turn our possession into chances,” said Harps boss Peter Hutton as he reflected on the game. “I was surprised at how direct Mervue were and simply went from back to front with probing long balls over the top looking for the breaking ball, which in fairness is difficult to play against if you don’t deal with the first ball.“The pitch though was decent and I want us to play football when the conditions lend itself, but maybe the boys took me too literally and we got caught playing in the wrong areas and ultimately paid the price by gifting them two goals before halftime.“We regrouped though and realised that we were very much still in the game but needed to score first in the second half as I firmly believed that once we got one we’d get another. The players rallied and were excellent and never lost belief. Ciaran’s penalty save was also a mark of how the mentality of the team is changing, he could have felt sorry for himself in giving away the penalty but he remained focused and made a great save to help gain us a valuable point.”Hutton is quick to stress that it is very much a squad game these days, and not just about the eleven that play on any particular matchday. “The character shown by the players has been really refreshing and not just those starting games but also those on the bench and on the fringes of the first team have been tremendous and are really pushing each other on which, given human nature and the desire to want to play, says a lot for the group of players we’ve assembled here, each and everyone has been a credit so far this season.”The Harps boss was also quick to praise goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher after his penalty save last week, but also stressed that the young keeper still has much to learn.“Ciaran has done well but he himself will also be the first to tell you he can still do better and acknowledges he still has a lot to learn. He is a great professional and takes his football seriously in the quest of continually trying to better himself and with Declan Mc Intyre at the club, who I personally believe is probably the best goalkeeping coach around, Ciaran, young Shaun Patton, Michael Lynch and Rory Kelly when he returns, will all benefit from his tutelage I’m sure. Ciaran for still one so young has gained a lot of vital experience already in his goalkeeping career and I’ve no doubt will continue to improve.”Friday’s game will be Wexford Youths’ tenth visit to Finn Park since gaining senior status in 2007. They have a decent record in Donegal, winning on four of their nine previous visits and losing just three times. Only once, in a 1-0 defeat in August 2007, have they failed to score in Ballybofey. Hutton knows that they will be difficult opponents on Friday.“This Friday’s game will be a real test as to gauge where we are at in terms of maintaining consistency. In many ways I see a lot of similarities in Wexford and ourselves. We both finished last season well and both have largely built upon the bulk of last season’s squads also. “They too like to play football but also have a physical presence throughout their team so they can mix it up too when required. I think it will be a very tight game on Friday they are coming to us on the back of two good victories especially after coming from behind to beat Waterford last week so we’ll give them due respect but will relish the challenge also.”On the team front, Ciaran Coll remains out with a cartilage tear. Sean McCarron who is likely to be out for three weeks with a tear in his calf suffered in last week’s 2-2 draw in Mervue joins him. Shaun McGowan is a doubt with a badly swollen ankle.“Both players left the game in Mervue on crutches last Friday,” said Hutton of the injuries to McCarron and McGowan. “So whilst the news isn’t great for either player it provides those other players with a window of opportunity to come in a stake a claim for a place in the team.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Shaun McGowan (ankle)Injured: Ciaran Coll (cartilage tear), Sean McCarron (calf).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-D-W-W-D (11 pts)Wexford Youths: W-W-L-L-W-W (12 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six home games against Wexford Youths09-Apr-10 – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)24-Sep-10 – Finn Harps 1-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)06-May-11 – Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)22-Oct-11 – Finn Harps 4-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)24-Mar-12 – Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)21-Jul-12 – Finn Harps 3-3 Wexford Youths (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Kevin McHugh – 4Sean McCarron – 3Thomas McMonagle – 1Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS HOPING TO REMAIN UNBEATEN AS WEXFORD YOUTHS COME TO BALLYBOFEY was last modified: April 4th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:finn harpsFinn Parkwexford youthslast_img read more

Sprinters Shine On Final Day of MVC Championship

first_img Sunday Results Story Links Complete Results 4×100-Meter Relay6. Jackson, Coombe, Kester, Mendlik, 49.25 The field events also generated points for the women’s team again with school record holder Christina LeMunyon taking sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-1.75 (3.40m). Those performances helped the men’s team finish fifth in the team standings with 87.25 points, the program’s highest point total since 2005. UNI won the men’s title with 183.25 points. 1,500 Meters5. Tess Misgen, 4:34.39 4×100-Meter Relay1. Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga, 40.50 Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga opened the day by winning the 4×100-meter relay in 40.50. Triple Jump1. Cloud Masibhera, 49-1 (14.96m) The Bulldogs also collected a title in the men’s triple jump as Cloud Masibhera won the competition on his next to last jump with a leap of 49-1 (14.96m).  Print Friendly Version Later in the afternoon, Maguranyanga blizted past the field in the 200 meters to win in 21.31 followed by Peka in second (21.70) and Malau in fourth (21.70). The women’s team’s day on the track was highlighted by Victoria Coombe overcoming an early stumble to rally back and take fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.63. Coombe also teamed up with Sophia Jackson, Keaton Kester and Ellie Mendlik to take sixth in the 4×100-meter relay in 49.25 Sophomore Kundai Maguranyanga led an outstanding day for the men’s sprinters as he swept the men’s 100 and 200 meters to become the first Bulldog to do so since 1988 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4×100-meter relay team. The two titles came after he won the 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season to give him four individual MVC titles this year. 4×400-Meter Relay7. Kearney, Coombe, Kester, Misgen, 3:59.47 Drake’s women’s team finished seventh in the team standings with Illinois State winning the women’s title. Individual Drake Men’s Results100 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 10.483. Aobakwe Malau, 10.654. Victor Peka, 10.686. Aaron Chier, 10.70 Discus 9. Lexie Chapman, 148-8 (45.32m)14. Katelyn Williams, 134-3 (40.93m) 4×400-Meter Relay8. Chier, Lechleitner, Enzugusi, Cozine, 3:32.37 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University track and field team’s men’s sprinters collected a total of 57 points with three titles to lead the Bulldogs on the final day of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship. 200 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 21.312. Victor Peka, 21.704. Aobakwe Malau, 21.70 Maguranyanga won the 100 meters in 10.48 to be the first Bulldog to win the event since 2007 and just the fourth to do so in the last six decades. He was the first of four Bulldogs to score in the event as Aobakwe Malau was third in 10.65, Victor Peka was fourth in 10.68 and Aaron Chier took sixth in 10.70. Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 191        2. Southern Illinois, 176      3. Indiana State, 132.50     4. Northern Iowa, 100.50   5. Missouri State, 75        6. Loyola (Ill.), 70      7. Drake, 348. Bradley, 31      9. Valparaiso, 4.5010. Evansville, 3.50  The men’s team also got points in the 400-meter hurdles as Angelo Romagna and Simon Perrotin turned in personal bests to finish fifth and seventh, respectively. By winning two events and leading another to a title, Maguranyanga was named the Championship’s Most Valuable Athlete. He is the first Bulldog to earn the award during the outdoor season in the award’s 19-year history. Individual Drake Women’s Results800 Meters5. Meghan Kearney, 2:12.46  The Bulldogs travel to Sacramento, Calif., next for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds May 23-25. 5,000 Meters11. Olivia Rogers, 17:20.8919. Rachel Selva, 17:44.3522. MyKaela Cole, 18:03.04 2019 MVC Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipMen’s Team Standings1. Northern Iowa, 183.25     2. Illinois State, 131.253. Indiana State, 129.25     4. Southern Illinois, 125.505. Drake, 87.25     6. Loyola (Ill.), 747. Bradley, 70        8. Valparaiso, 11.509. Evansville, 6  400-Meter Hurdles4. Victoria Coombe, 1:02.63 400-Meter Hurdles5. Angelo Romagna, 54.53 – PR7. Simon Perrotin, 56.89 – PR Pole Vault6. Christina LeMunyon, 11-1.75 (3.40m) 1,500 Meters7. Matt Cozine, 3:56.019. Kevin Kelly, 3:57.5211. Xavier Lechleitner, 4:02.32 Earlier in the day, a pair of fifth-place finishes in the distance events garnered more points for the Bulldogs. Tess Misgen turned in a fifth-place showing in the 1,500 meters in 4:34.39 followed by a personal best from Meghan Kearney in 2:12.46 to take fifth in the 800 meters.last_img read more

Man airlifted after fall at Slieve League

first_imgA man has been taken to Sligo University Hospital following a fall at Slieve League yesterday afternoon.A spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard told Donegal Daily that they received a report that a man had fallen and injured himself at the popular tourist site at around 12:30 pm.The Rescue 118 Helicopter was called to the scene as well as Killybegs Coast Guard. The helicopter attended the scene as the man fell at a spot which was highly inaccessible for the ambulance.Fortunately, the man’s injuries are not believed to be serious, sustaining a broken ankle.Man airlifted after fall at Slieve League was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:RESCUE 118Slieve Leaguesligolast_img read more

Licona to play at Chico State in 2018

first_imgFormer Fortuna and College of the Redwoods standout Samuel Licona became the latest soccer player from the North Coast to sign a letter of intent to play at Chico State in 2018.Licona, a two-year starter at CR, joins longtime teammate Miguel Ramirez, another Fortuna and CR star who will play at Chico this fall.“It goes to show that our program has potential,” CR head coach Pedro Cortes-Garcia said.Licona joins a Wildcats program that went 10-6-2 in 2017 and 8-2-2 in the California Collegiate …last_img read more