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first_imgThey tussle and hustleEach with his own methodThey were meeker than the poorest manBecause they wanted favor for the great positionThey got it, they took over it, they move like giantsEach in his own comfort zoneThey appear in luxuries and belong to another classThey wore attires their ancestors never dreamt ofThey rented elegant mansionsThey flew to the Queensland to soak up the sunThey lavish thousands on the earthly princessesAnd saw the great position like the Atlantic oceansThe lightning strikesThe clouds cover the moonThe cock crowsIt’s a new dawnRome was not built in one dayHence, Rome has many engineersThe great position is no moreThe luxuries have disappeared over nightLeaving their pockets emptyThey roamed the streets in search of buyers for their valuablesThey lived the rest of their lives in shame and frustrationAfter the great positionShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In Johnsonville, ‘Criminal’ Distracts Grave Decorators

first_imgThe maxim: “Ninety-nine days for a rogue and one day for the master,” demonstrated itself yesterday when the attention of friends and relatives decorating graves in the Kpeh-Kpeh Town, Lower Johnsonville Community was drawn to a suspected criminal. Suspect Stephen Siaway, 27, was apprehended with several pieces of steel rods and a piece of corrugated iron by community residents, some of whom had just returned from decorating their relatives’ graves. Suspect Siaway did not know that not all the community residents were out commemorating the holiday when he sneaked into a neighbor’s yard and allegedly stole several pieces of steel rods and a piece of iron bar. Shortly after his arrest, suspect Siaway admitted committing the act, but said in a Daily Observer interview that, his action was due to “severe hardship” he endured to cater to his fiancée and their three children.“I stole these items from near my brother’s house, because he had gone to decorate our ma and pa graves somewhere on Duport Road. This is why I went into the house and took those items away.” His confession was interrupted by intermittent slaps from vigilante members.Most grave decorators who were part of the vigilante team were shouting, “These are people who often take advantage of people’s sorrow to commit crimes by stealing from the community.”Siaway begged the residents to report him to the police, rather than carrying out their own justice as they punched him in the face as well as beat him on every part of his body. Meanwhile, grief-stricken residents trooped out yesterday in the Johnsonville Community, some of them for the first time, to identity with or at least take a glimpse of a mass burial site of several of those killed last year by the Ebola virus and whose bodies were dumped in a swamp near the Kpainwein River. Up to yesterday, only a tomb had been constructed by some unknown person on the mass grave site to memorialize those who died from the Ebola outbreak and were dumped in unmarked and unidentified graves.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 3 RDC implementing measures to alleviate flooding

first_imgThe recent heavy rainfall has led to the flooding of a number of low-lying areas in Region Three (West Demerara – Essequibo Islands), including Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara, but the Regional Administration has committed to continue its efforts to provide further relief to the residents.During a visit on Thursday at Canal Number Two, within the Stanleytown and Belle West area, Region Three Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran, and  Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall, along with Regional Engineer Vaughn Solomon, took a first-hand look at the excavation works currently ongoing.Region 3 Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran, Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall and NDC councillors discussing a way forward for the affected areaSpeaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Jaikaran reiterated that efforts will continue to be implemented to alleviate flooding in the affected areas.“We (Regional Administration) are going to continue to be on top of this situation, and we are going to continue to provide resources in an effort to have relief and the lowering of the water in the Canal (Number One) as well as Canal Number Two, so that the people of both areas will have a level of relief,” he promised.The REO stressed that “additional drains, as requested by councillors, will be dug for the satisfaction of the residents.” He noted that should there be any additional requests made, he would have same facilitated, once it is within his ambit.He noted that discussions are ongoing between the relevant stakeholders to find a way forward for the health and benefit of the residents, and highlighted that other issues of critical importance regarding drainage and irrigation within the region — to prevent occurrences of flooding — are in the pipelines of the capital and recurrent projects slated to be executed this year.On December 28, 2017, officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), and Region Three visited Canal Number One and began delivering assistance to some 200 families whose homes and farmlands were extremely affected by heavy rainfall.Three sluices were fully functioning along with two additional pumps, to accommodate discharge of water from the affected areas into the Demerara River. A team from the Public Health Ministry also visited the Manram Memorial Health Centre in Canal Number One, to ensure it is equipped with the necessary drugs to address a possible outbreak, and to prevent flood-related illnesses.The lower part of Canal Number One Polder, WBD, has been flooded since December 20, 2017. However, residents say the reason they experienced such severe flooding is because the main drainage canal has been neglected for some time. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, which has responsibility for the Canal only, began cleaning it one week ago, following the flooding.last_img read more

Mining company wants extension

first_imgNorth Star’s original permits granted in 1991 will expire in December. The company wants to expand its work to mine 24acres over 20 years, 5acres at a time. So far, no opposition has surfaced, district ranger John Capell said. The quarries yield materials used in industry. Comments can be sent to Jonathan Schwartz, Santa Clara-Mojave Rivers Ranger District, 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, 91390. The proposal can be viewed at http// For information, call (661)296-9710. ACTON – Federal officials have asked for public comment on a mining company’s bid for a 20-year extension of its permit to draw clay from an Acton quarry. Because the North Star Minerals Inc. mine lies within the Angeles National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service has the final say on the company’s permit. The agency is collecting public opinion through May23. Under its plan, North Star would continue crushing and screening ore and hauling it onto Aliso Canyon Road. The proposal provides for maintenance of an auxiliary road, dust control on the road and at the quarries, restrictions on hours of operation depending on conditions, and reclamation of areas as they are mined. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Southland economy solid

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “We don’t forecast a bubble-bursting scenario in 2006,” Schniepp said. “There’s too much momentum.” The manufacturing sector stopped losing jobs and professional and business services jobs are strengthening, said Lisa Grobar, a professor of economics at California State University, Long Beach. Los Angeles County gained virtually no jobs from 2001 to 2004 but is now on track to post solid employment gains, she said. The housing market will likely have a soft landing rather than crash, with appreciation of home values down to single digits by the end of the year, she said. The conference also examined the challenges facing the region, such as traffic congestion and quality education. ARCADIA – Southern California’s economy is expected to remain steady despite a housing market cool-down, industry experts said Thursday. Economists talked to about 150 business and community leaders at the Southern California Association of Government’s ninth annual Regional Economic Forecast for Southern California at Santa Anita Park. International trade activity remains robust, consumer spending should remain firm and labor market growth is expected to remain stable, said Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast Project. Home sales have slowed dramatically and home prices have leveled off, he said, but a recession is not looming. A person driving during peak hours in Los Angeles County suffered an average of 93 hours of delay, the highest among metropolitan areas in the nation, said Los Angeles Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. In 2003, for example, the total cost to the region’s economy due to traffic congestion was nearly $12 billion, she said. A proposed state infrastructure bond will address some of these traffic problems, she said, and local leaders will ask for more funds for mass transit and synchronization of traffic lights. “We must look at transit-oriented development to help solve problems with traffic,” Greuel said. Communities must improve infrastructure such as affordable housing and parks and recreation to attract qualified workers, said Anil Puri, dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Southern California is competing not only with other states for business, but overseas markets. Outsourcing of labor is part of the global economy, Puri said. “We need to accept it as a permanent fixture of today’s economy,” he said. Southern California has technology, innovation and knowledge to fill the loss of lower-paying jobs, Puri said. “We have strengths. I’m optimistic that we are ready for the global race,” he said. “It will take some planning and realistic decision-making for that to happen.” Rodney Tanaka, (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgRed Hughs GAA News:Senior MenThe seniors travelled to Downings on Saturday evening on their second outing of the season. With a defeat at the hands of Burt last weekend they were hoping to get a victory this time out. The lads started well and were causing the Downings defence some problems in the opening minutes of the game.As the game went on both teams had chances and the home side were a bit more clinical in front of the nets aided by a strong breeze. With ten minutes to go in the first half the home side worked their way into the Reds box with some quick passing and found the back of the net. This was the score that separated the teams at the break. Half time Red Hugh’s 0-3 Downings 1-3The lads came out strong in the second half and took the game to the Downings men. They opened the scoring after 2 minutes but the home side struck back a minute later. It was a tight affair around the middle of the pitch where a lot of the play was taking place. A misplaced pass seen the ball landing in a Downings players arms and they broke at speed catching the Reds defence out of position and scored their second goal of the game. To their credit the lads never gave up and kept fighting until the final whistle. When the referee blew the final whistle there was three points between the sides Red Hugh’s 0-9 Downings 2-6 Although this was another defeat the lads can hold their head up high. They were the better team for long periods in the game but just need to be a little more clinical in front of the nets. With a home game next week V Naomh Colmcille they will be hoping to get their first victory of the season and if they can take their chances a victory will definitely be a high possibility.Best wishes to Ryan Kelly who again sustained a dislocated shoulder during the game. Hope to see him back soon.ReservesThe reserve lads also played Downings in the curtain raiser to the senior match. With a mixture of experience and youthful enthusiasm the lads were looking in confident manor taking to the pitch. The lads were matching the Downings men in the early encounters but seemed to drift out of the game in the later stage of the first half. Going in at the break it was Red Hugh’s 0-2 Downings 0-6The second half was a different story and the Reds took the game to the home side and piled on the pressure but it was also missed chances that the lads were going to rue when the ref blew the final whistle. The final score was Red Hugh’s 0-5 Downings 0-8The lads now play Naomh Colmcille at home next Sunday and will also be hungry for their first win of the season. Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm Due to Donegal progressing to the League Semifinal this weekends fixtures have now changed. Seniors and reserves face another away trip to Milford on Saturday evening Reserves throw in at 5.30pm and Seniors throw in at 7pm​Minor boysThe lads played Glenfin in their last game of the league group stage on Tuesday last. The Reds started the game slowly and struggled to get to grips with a rampant Glenfin side. They found themselves 0-8 to no score down at the break. The second half however was a totally different affair with the lads eventually sprung to life and put in a much better performance. But the damage was done in the opening half and try as they did the gap was just too much to haul back. The final score was Red Hughs 1-3 Glenfin 0-14The lads no face St Eunans B in the division 2 quarter final this Friday at home Throw in 6.45pm extra time if required. Come out and give the young lads a cheer on. Under 16 BoysThe lads travelled to Letterkenny Gaels last Friday evening and again put in a really good performance against a much stronger side. With most of the team under 15 it shows great promise for next year. The boys can hold their heads up as they are competing against much stronger sides and putting in great performances.Training continues on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-7pmUnder 14 BoysTraining continues on Friday evenings from 7-8pm for the under 14 boysUnder 12 & Under 14 GirlsTraining for the girls continues every Monday from 6.15pm – 7.15pmSaturday Morning CoachingRed Hughs underage training on Saturday mornings from 11am to12noon. This will be for all boys and girls from u6s up to u10s and u12 boys. This year we will be collecting €2 per child and no more than €5 per family for the use of the facilities to train. This money will go straight back into the underage training funds.Any parent/guardian that may be willing to help out on Saturday mornings please don’t hesitate to contact any of the coaches on the morning of the training.​Ceile DancingThe Ceile dancing continues every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the club house . Everyone welcome​​Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers drawn were 2,6,3,8,1,4,5,7​One winner matched 3 number John James Gallen Meenreagh Receives €50Next weeks jackpot is €5,100Number 73 Barry Doherty The Garrison wins €100Thanks to everyone for your continued supportSympathyThe club extends their sympathy to the family of Charlie Byrne Edenoughill may he rest in peace.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SUFFER LEAGUE DEFEAT AWAY TO DOWNINGS was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

College Football Caps

first_img at College of the Canyons, 7 p.m. Key stat: 100. Tonight’s game marks the 100th edition of FSN’s “High School Game of the Week.” During the course of the broadcast, FSN will be showing some of the highlights from the first 99 games, including Westlake’s dramatic 25-24 victory over Hart of Newhall in 2003. Outlook: Among the state’s most feared programs over the past two-plus decades, Hart hasn’t come through with a victory over a highly ranked opponent since defeating Loyola of Los Angeles in Week 5 of last year. Hart is 4-4 since, losing to Valencia, Canyon and Mission Viejo last season, followed by a 33-21 defeat against St. Bonaventure of Ventura last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Hart coaches say they are happy with QB Tyler Lyon, who passed for more than 3,100 yards last year and has completed 56.4 percent for 412 yards and three TDs this season. Westlake has won three of the past seven in the Hart series, but doesn’t have a proficient passing game as in previous seasons. Instead, Westlake prefers to run the football, and returning standout Jeff Rapoport has rushed for 227 yards, caught four passes and scored three TDs. Westlake’s Marlon Bills has five receptions, two TDs and two INTs. Westlake’s highly touted DL Jeff Miller remains sidelined with a broken foot. GAMES OF THE WEEK No. 10 BIRMINGHAM (0-2) at No. 5 CRESPI (2-0), 7 p.m. GAME OF THE DAY No. 8 WESTLAKE (1-1) at No. 6 HART (1-1) center_img Key stat: 16-4. Combined record of Birmingham of Lake Balboa’s opponents through the first two weeks of the season. Six of the 10 teams, Crespi of Encino among them, are undefeated. Outlook:Crespi has been among the area’s most impressive teams thus far, limiting opponents to 203 yards per game and allowing only one offensive TD. Now the Celts prepare to take on the heart of their schedule, a three-game stretch against defending City champion Birmingham, defending Southern Section Div. IV champion St. Bonaventure of Ventura and perennial Div. II playoff qualifier Canyon of Canyon Country. Last year Crespi lost all three games before rebounding to win nine in a row en route to capturing the Div. X title. Birmingham’s 21-14 victory over the Celts was significant because it was the Patriots’ first against a Southern Section opponent since coach Ed Croson decided to upgrade the team’s schedule in 2002. Although Birmingham did defeat Crespi, the Patriots are still 2-9 against Southern Section opponents in the past four years, including losses to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and Valencia this season. Crespi QB Matt Wabby has passed for 434 yards and five TDs and RB Josh Morgan is averaging 9.5 yards per carry. For Birmingham, sophomore RB Milton Knox has rushed for 279 yards and four TDs. No. 11 ROYAL (2-0) at VENTURA (2-0), 7:30 p.m. Key stat: 7. Consecutive losses by Royal of Simi Valley in its annual nonleague series with Ventura. Royal’s last victory was a 26-20 triumph on Sept. 25, 1998. Outlook: Despite losing starting QB Kevin Harrington to a broken humerus bone in his left arm and having his two backups – Joey Buttitta and Michael Long – pass for a combined 104 yards in six quarters in his place, Royal of Simi Valley is unbeaten entering its final nonleague game against the third-ranked team in Southern Section Div. IV. RB Curtis Marsh hasn’t made Highlanders fans forget about last year’s Div. IV Offensive Player of the Year Daniel Mosier, but he certainly turned in a Mosier-type performance in a 44-7 victory over Channel Islands last week, rushing for 197 yards and two TDs. Ventura gave up 353 yards to Moorpark, including 251 to sophomore RB Darrell Scott, in a 33-26 victory last week. Royal’s ball-control offense and stubborn defense, which has allowed only 298 yards and two TDs, will present a challenge for Ventura, which is averaging 30 points per game. Ventura senior QB Lee Mondol passed for a program-record 347 yards in the victory over Moorpark last week, giving him 2,670 yards in his career. Mondol should break Andrew Lovier’s program record of 2,743 yards tonight. OTHER GAMES PALMDALE (0-2) at No. 1 NOTRE DAME (2-0), 7 p.m. Outlook: After a shaky 27-22 victory over Birmingham of Lake Balboa in Week 1, Notre Dame was impressive in a 45-20 victory over Westlake last week. Palmdale, on the other hand, played well in the first half of a Week 1 loss to Crespi, but gave up 22 unanswered points in the second half. Last week, Palmdale lost 36-34 to Kennedy of Granada Hills, a team it beat by a combined 80-0 in two previous meetings. Palmdale returns most of its offensive starters from last season’s team, including dangerous WR Tyreace House and RB Dominic Blood but if its defense doesn’t play better, Notre Dame, led by RB Rodney Glass, ought to roll. Key stat22.6Seconds remaining when Notre Dame kicker Kai Forbath converted a 31-yard, game-winning field goal in Notre Dame’s 17-15 victory at Palmdale, the closest game during Notre Dame’s 24-game winning streak. SAN FERNANDO (2-0) at GRANADA HILLS (2-0), 7 p.m. Outlook: Two of the City Section’s most exciting playmakers, San Fernando RB/DB Devoil Hicks and Granada Hills WR/DB Josh Streid, will be showcased in this contest involving two of the area’s seven remaining undefeated City teams. Hicks has rushed for 189 yards and 4 TDs, including three in last week’s 34-7 victory over Poly of Sun Valley, and has two INTs. Streid has only caught one pass, but it was a 7-yard TD in the Highlanders’ 22-6 victory last week over Gardena. Granada Hills has demonstrated the ability to move the ball on the ground with RB Danny Robinson (185 yards, 3 TDs) and through the air with WR Nick Webb (110 yards, 1 TD). San Fernando boasts one of the City’s top rushing offenses, relying on a strong offensive line led by junior OL Tony Hernandez, which has contributed to six rushing TDs thus far. Key stat3Interceptions for Granada Hills’ Kevin Smith, tying him for the area lead with St. Francis of La Canada Flintridge’s Scott Stephens and Valencia’s Chris Koshak. No. 17 NEWBURY PARK (1-1) at OAK PARK (2-0), 7:30 p.m. Outlook: If Newbury Park senior QB Jordan LaSecla gets off to a fast start as he did against Rio Mesa of Oxnard, then it could be a long night for Oak Park. LaSecla completed 23 of 25 passes – including one that was intentionally thrown away – for 392 yards and six TDs in last week’s 54-13 victory. Oak Park has demonstrated a formidable pass defense, allowing just one passing TD and 168 yards thus far in victories over Grace Brethren of Simi Valley and Calabasas. The Eagles will rely on the leadership of senior QB Doug Deakin and senior all-purpose player Matt Alexander, who scored TDs rushing, receiving and on a kickoff return in a 42-14 victory over Calabasas. Oak Park has won 11 consecutive nonleague games since a 25-14 loss to L.A. Baptist of North Hills on Sept. 28, 2002. Key stat31Combined receptions, for 584 yards and eight TDs, for Newbury Park WRs Josh Baker and Jordan Cameron. The seniors combined for 21 catches and 379 yards in a 54-13 victory last week over Rio Mesa of Oxnard. No. 13 SAUGUS (2-0) at CHINO (2-0), 7 p.m. Outlook: After bullying through two lightweight opponents, Saugus finally faces a team capable of punching back. The Chino matchup is the first of five consecutive games against high-powered opponents, and Saugus hopes to seize the momentum and prove it belongs among the elite. Saugus RB Ryan Purdy has rushed for 191 yards (14.7 avg.) and five TDs. In a 48-7 victory over visiting Pasadena last week, the 5-foot-5 senior scored three TDs, among them a 50-yard run. Teammate Zach Summers has completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards and a TD. Chino, which is 44-11 the past five-plus seasons, is coming off a 33-0 victory over Don Lugo of Chino and has yet to allow a point in two games. RB R.J. Stanford rushed for 286 yards and three TDs on 26 carries last week, and DB/KR/PR Ryan McFoy is a heavily recruited prospect whose brother, Chris, is a USC receiver. Key stat4Appearances in the Southern Section finals by the Cowboys in the past eight seasons, including a Div. IV championship in 1997. No. 18 KENNEDY (2-0) at CHATSWORTH (1-1), 7 p.m. Outlook: Kennedy of Granada Hills is coming off one of the biggest victories in program history – a 36-34 win over Palmdale. Chatsworth is still dealing with the loss of junior QB Mike Moustakas, who suffered a broken ankle in practice Sept. 14 and likely is lost for the the season. Chatsworth demonstrated its resolve last week by pushing host Lancaster last week before falling 25-17. In order for the Chancellors to remain competitive this week, they will need big plays on both sides of the ball from junior RB/DB James Walker and senior RB/LB Oliver Padre, a returning All-City selection. Kennedy must avoid a letdown after such a big victory. The Cougars will look to senior QB Kenny Everett and senior RB Chris Gadalla to continue to lead an offense that’s averaging 36.5 points per game. Key stat76Passing yards for Chatsworth QB Troy Cassidy in the Chancellors’ loss to Lancaster. Cassidy was making his first varsity start after taking over for Moustakas. No. 12 AGOURA (2-0) at RIO MESA (1-1), 7 p.m. Outlook: Agoura hasn’t done anything special in its victories over Buena of Ventura and Camarillo. Rio Mesa defeated San Marcos of Santa Barbara 53-7 in its opener, then lost 54-13 to Newbury Park last week. Agoura’s defense has been limited opponents to 216 yards per game. Senior QB Dominick Huerta is tied for second in the area with 38 completions, spreading the ball around to WRs Todd Dilando, Greg Sharron and J.T. Wright. Rio Mesa QB Chris Gagua, who was almost perfect in the victory over San Marcos, could do little right against Newbury Park. His ability to move the ball will be critical for Rio Mesa, which boasts one of the area’s top return specialists in senior Tomek Czerwinski, who has returned kickoffs for TDs in each of the first two games. Key stat42Point differential from the two meetings between the teams last season. Rio Mesa of Oxnard won the regular-season meeting 36-16, but Agoura rebounded to record a 24-2 victory in the Southern Section Div. IV quarterfinals. No. 7 CANYON (2-0) at SIMI VALLEY (2-0), 7 p.m. Outlook: Canyon, which has scored 13 offensive TDs over two games, looks to extend its 19-game nonleague winning streak. QB Austin Civita and RB J.J. DiLuigi pace a balanced offense. Civita has completed 57.6 percent for 395 yards and two TDs, and DiLuigi has rushed for 281 yards (6.9 avg.) and eight TDs. Canyon WR/DB Richie Wirthlin has developed into a standout on offense and defense after missing most of last season because of injuries. He has nine receptions for 229 yards and two TDs, and he also has two INTs. RB Devin Kelley is Simi Valley’s main breakaway threat. He has rushed for 239 yards (5.8 avg.) and scored four TDs, including an 84-yard kick return last week. Key stat0Punts by Canyon through its first two games. The Cowboys have scored 97 points in victories over Leuzinger of Lawndale and Ridgecrest of Burroughs. SILVERADO (2-1) at No. 16 ANTELOPE VALLEY (1-1), 7 p.m. Outlook: Antelope Valley’s best offense this year has been its defense, which is forcing 3.5 turnovers a game and setting the offense up with good field position. The Antelopes’ stingy defense is led by CB D’Andre Goodwin, who returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in last week’s 28-14 victory at Bakersfield, LB in Allan Mohan (21 tackles) and DE Randy Burton (18 tackles, 2 sacks). Key stat7Turnovers forced by Antelope Valley’s defense in its first two games. – Erik Boal, Gerry Gittelson and Ramona Shelburne 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Redlands dominates Fontana

first_imgREDLANDS – After being dealt two Citrus Belt League losses to Redlands East Valley and Colton, Redlands High School was bound to make someone pay. That someone was Fontana High School, which had no answer for the Terriers’ rushing attack in a 62-0 stomping on Friday night at Ted Runner Stadium. Led by senior running backs Antwane Almendarez and Aaron Beck, the Terriers piled up 374 yards on the ground and made it a Homecoming Night to remember. “We needed this,” Redlands coach Jim Walker said. “We needed to get back on track.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After forcing the Steelers to punt on their first drive, the Terriers (3-4, 2-2) needed only four plays to get on the board. Almendarez scored on a 6-yard run, the first of his four on the night. “We’ve been going through some hard times,” said Almendarez, whose other touchdowns came on runs of 11, 58 and 24 yards. “We want to make the playoffs so we have to win.” Beck added 140 yards and a TD for the Terriers, who simply ran all over the Steelers. “They didn’t do anything that they don’t normally do,” Fontana coach Tim Pike said. “Their backs ran hard and we couldn’t tackle.” Down 14-0 halfway in the first quarter, the Steelers (0-7, 0-4) moved the ball all the way to the Redlands’ 16 on quarterback Malcolm McFarland’s 59-yard connection to LaRonzo Coleman. But the Steelers were unable to put any points on the board as Joe White missed a 31-yard field goal. center_img It was downhill from then. Seven of Redlands’ nine TDs came on the ground. Junior quarterback Coy Glass connected with Anthony Laws on a 24-yard score and a blocked punt that was recovered by Yacinthe Dorsainvil made up the other TDs. “Our season is really coming down to that game,” Walker said. “It’s a big game for us. Whoever wins that game is in the driver seat for probably a playoff spot.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Leon helping Rosamond on both sides of ball

first_img Leon’s offensive numbers are impressive too. He leads his team in receptions (40), receiving yardage (735), all-purpose yardage (996) and touchdowns (17). “Most guys are more into the touchdowns, he’s just more into saying, ‘Did you see me lay that guy out?’ ” Rosamond running back Spencer Rodney said. “I don’t know what it is. I guess he’s just determined to be the hardest hitter. That’s his mind-set.” It’s a mind-set Leon hopes to someday apply in a career in law enforcement. “I have a couple of relatives who are cops and I’ve always admired their toughness,” Leon said. “Sometimes you have to be mean when you’re a linebacker, and sometimes you have to be mean when you’re a cop.” But before Leon starts snuffing out crime scenes, he hopes to spend the next few years snuffing out opposing offenses. Leon’s collegiate stock rose over the summer at an invitation-only camp at Boise State, where he made 12 tackles in 24 plays against elite competition. His 4.8-second 40-meter dash time is considered average for collegiate linebackers, but his game speed is off the charts, Rosamond coach Kevin Rizer said. “He has exceptional football speed that’s evident when he runs down quicker and smaller players,” Rizer said. “We’ve actually had a problem with him being too athletic. He takes himself out of plays sometimes.” Rizer said Leon is the best player he’s ever coached in 12 years. He projects Leon to be an impact player at a second-tier Div. I college. “He has an uncanny sense for the game, and when you put that together with his work ethic and his athleticism, it’s no wonder he is where he is,” Rizer said. “The scary thing is he’s still got a lot of room for growth. He’s only going to get better.” Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He also has a knack for making big plays. Leon scored on a 79-yard run in Rosamond’s 14-0 victory over Bishop on Nov. 4, a win that clinched a share of the Roadrunners’ first High Desert League title since 1996. For his part, Leon prefers to talk about the 25 tackles he made in that game. “Without hesitation,” he said with a smile. “I’ve played defense my whole life.” The 6-foot-2, 205-pound, long curly dark-haired Leon credits his father Robert, who coached him in youth football, with instilling in him a defensive mindset. Leon is believed to be the section’s leader in tackles (199), and also has seven sacks. He’s made 125 tackles in his past six games, and has made 20 or more tackles in his last four games. ROSAMOND – Don’t get Rosamond High’s Eric Leon wrong. Touchdowns are fine. He’d just rather knock you off your feet. An impact player on both sides of the ball, Leon, who plays tight end and linebacker, has led the Roadrunners (9-2) to their best season in years. Rosamond is seeded third in the Southern Section Division XII playoffs and will play host to L.A. Baptist of North Hills (6-3-1) on Friday in a 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal. His combination of speed and strength has attracted the attention of Div. I scouts. Boise State and Fresno State have expressed interest, but have not yet made offers. last_img read more


first_imgSpecsavers are asking YOU to go to Hell and Back to raise much needed finance for the wonderful Donegal Hospice.We all know the fantastic job the hard-working staff at Donegal Hospice do every single day and the care they provide for those terminally ill.Liam Ward, an employee at Specsavers is in charge of the Donegal Devils who organised the Hell and Back endurance course in Wicklow last year. This year the event will be held in Sligo and Liam is confident they can get participants to take part in an event which he describes as ‘a bit of craic’!Liam told Donegal Daily, “The event we did last year was in Co. Wicklow and it was a cold wet Sunday in February.“This year we’re doing the same thing but it is in Sligo on the 16th of May so it should be warmer!“It’s a 12km course billed as “Irelands toughest mental and physical endurance challenge”. “But really it’s just a bit of craic. Participants will encounter muddy pits, electric fences, 10 foot walls, river crossings as well as many other fun and challenging obstacles.People can expect to get very wet and dirty but it’s all in the name of a good cause as Liam points out.Liam added, “Last year we raised €6,060 for the Donegal Hospice and this year we hope to do even better.“There will be a free return bus from Letterkenny and refreshments for all those taking part.“Anybody who thinks they are tough enough to undertake this challenge can contact myself or Lorraine in store or email To kick off their fundraising drive for the Donegal Hospice we will be hosting a Valentines fun weekend in Specsavers.There will be tea, coffee, sweets and treats for everybody as well as some prize giveaways.This will take part on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of January.SPECSAVERS WANT YOU TO GO TO HELL AND BACK IN AID OF DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: February 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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