Area prep teams get tough draw

first_imgThe Baseline League – which earned a reputation as having one of the best boys’ leagues in Southern California – had three strong teams that finished tied for first. Etiwanda got the top playoff position on a coin flip, but was given the No. 6 seed in Division I-A. Los Osos got the No. 15 seed – meaning the Grizzlies would have to play No. 1 Redondo Union in the second round – and Upland was No. 16, which sets up a round-two meeting with No. 2 M.L. King. The other three Baseline teams each earned an at-large berth, but all have to travel long distances for road games. “Our league was known as the toughest or as tough as any out there, but our whole league got the shaft,” Grizzlies coach David Smith said. “It’s just not right.” Lack of respect has been a continued theme for Inland Empire coaches and administrators when it comes to the CIF, and the boys seedings did little to change that on Sunday. The Sierra League, which had a battle between top teams Chino Hills and Damien that went down to the wire, saw its duo get the 11 and 12 seeds, respectively. Only Mt. Baldy winner Colony – which won the CIF title last year and was in the finals in 2005 – got a high seed on the boys side, earning the No. 3 spot in D2AA. “It’s not like we played a bunch of patsies in the preseason,” Smith said, rattling off the Baseline’s list of tough opponents. “It reminds me of seven or eight years ago, when there was such a bias against the Inland Empire. That’s what it feels like all of the sudden – there’s no respect again.” The girls had no such issues. Miller (D2AA) and Ayala (D2A) earned No. 1 seeds; defending CIF champion Diamond Ranch was No. 2 in D2AA, followed by Mountain View League winner Norco (No. 3) and Baseline League champion Etiwanda (No. 5). Colony was the No. 3 seed in D3A. “We just can’t be our own worst enemy,” said Ayala coach Mel Sims, whose team fell in the quarterfinals last year. “We won’t sneak up on anybody. Hopefully we’ve learned (from last year) – we’ve talked about it, seen game films on it. Now we just have to go out and do it.” This year’s Cinderella team, the Summit girls, ended up with the No. 11 seed in D3AA after going unbeaten in the Sunkist League. Made up of all freshmen and sophomores, the SkyHawks surprised everyone in their first-ever season. “We told them next week is CIF, so we had to raise our level of play – and they did,” first-year coach Alexis Onishi said. “I’m really excited. I don’t have any preconcieved thoughts. “They’ve been asking things like, `So what’s CIF? What do you do when you get there?’ It’ll be a great learning experience for them.” The first playoff action begins on Wednesday with the boys wild card rounds, followed by the girls on Thursday. First-round play in the 32-team divisional brackets begin Friday for the boys and Saturday for the girls. The end destination for the boys is the Honda Center, with girls teams seeking a chance to play at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. One notable absence from this year’s playoffs is Ayala’s boys team. The Bulldogs had won nine of the last 10 league titles, but dropped off this year and were ultimately not selected as an at-large team despite their 13 victories (11 are needed to qualify). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Area girls basketball teams claimed six top-5 seeds in the upper division CIF playoff brackets that were released Sunday. But in the top three boys divisions, the CIF deemed the area good enough for just one No. 3 seed. center_img Word about the strength of girls basketball in the Inland Valley has reached the CIF-Southern Section offices. But, like a game of telephone, the message about the boys teams seems to have gotten lost along the way. last_img

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, October 12

first_img1 Listen again to today’s Paper Review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester United are ready to give midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, a one-year contract extension as he prepares to return to action following ankle surgery. (The Sun)Manager Louis van Gaal is hoping to ease Manchester United’s defensive problems by signing Aston Villa’s Netherlands centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express) Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco, 27, is considering a free transfer to Arsenal, Liverpool or Spurs, with the striker’s contract set to expire in the summer. (Sunday Express) Real Madrid are lining up Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, as a long-term successor to 33-year-old Iker Casillas. (Marca) Manchester City’s England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, has opened talks about a new four-year contract with the club after being assured he is manager Manuel Pellegrini’s number one. (Daily Mail) Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, 43, is set to become the new boss of Bolton Wanderers after the departure of Dougie Freedman. (The Sun)Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid €1bn (£800m) if they want to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, according to his agent Jorge Mendes, who revealed his client’s release clause in an interview. (AS) Paris St-Germain have offered France midfielder Adrien Rabiot a new deal in an effort to stave off interest from the Premier League. The 19-year-old is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. (Sunday Express) And here are the latest transfer tales…Taarabt still fighting for his QPR futureReports – Arsenal and Tottenham to battle it out for Fenerbahce hotshotUS World Cup star reveals he could be heading to Tottenham in JanuaryKhan has ripped the heart out of Fulham, slams SchwarzerEverton and Southampton keeping tabs on unsettled Juventus aceReading reject chance to sign former AC Milan defenderArsenal lining up January swoop on Ipswich for young defenderMan United to pounce for Dutch World Cup star?Borini eyes deadly partnership with Balotelli at LiverpoolExclusive – Jol: Tottenham were close to letting Bale leave for bargain £5millionExclusive – I’ve got no grudge with Levy, insists former Spurs boss JolExclusive – Powell backs FA looking into adopting the ‘Rooney Rule’last_img read more

As usual, Sun Devils heat up in 2nd half

first_imgGAME OF THE DAY: ASU falls behind Cal, 13-0, then dominates the rest of the game to get to 8-0. By Andrew Bagnato THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State has taken an unusual road to national title contention. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The seventh-ranked Sun Devils have made a habit of falling behind early, then burying their opponents in the second half. They followed that script again on Saturday night, spotting No. 18 California a 13-point first-quarter lead before rallying for a 31-20 victory to remain unbeaten. Dimitri Nance ran for three touchdowns and Rudy Carpenter threw for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Sun Devils (8-0, 5-0 Pacific-10) overcame a double-digit deficit at home for the third time. “We know how to deal with adversity,” Carpenter said. Arizona State took sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 and set up a high-stakes showdown with No. 5 Oregon (7-1, 4-1) next week in Eugene – a game that will have national title implications. “It’s big because people keep doubting us,” Carpenter said. “We never doubted ourselves. Our confidence keeps growing.” Students rushed the field to celebrate ASU’s first victory over a ranked opponent this season. “It was obviously an emotional ride,” said first-year coach Dennis Erickson, who improved to 27-15 against the Top 25. Erickson and his staff have become noted for their halftime adjustments, and they made the right ones on Saturday night as Arizona State shut out the Golden Bears in the second half. The Sun Devils have outscored opponents, 153-29, after halftime. “I knew in the second half we were going to win this game,” Carpenter said. Nate Longshore threw for 261 yards and a touchdown and also threw two interceptions for the Golden Bears (5-3, 2-3), who dropped their third straight. Cal has plunged from No. 2 in the country to sixth in the conference in 21 days. “We need to stay together,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford. “We need to just evaluate and we need to correct the mistakes and get the thing going in the right direction. We’ve got to keep working at it. We’re not going to give up on it.” The Sun Devils spotted Cal a 13-0 lead after one quarter. The Golden Bears struck first when Rulon Davis sacked Carpenter, forcing a fumble. Freshman Cameron Jordan recovered it and returned the ball 13 yards for a touchdown. Jordan Kay (Peninsula High) kicked two field goals, from 41 and 22 yards, to make it 13-0. No problem. The Sun Devils have been there before. “It’s a 60-minute game,” ASU receiver Kyle Williams said. “13-0 in the first quarter means nothing to us.” ASU gave Colorado a 14-0 first-quarter lead before storming back for a 33-14 victory on Sept. 8. Two weeks later, ASU trailed Oregon State, 19-0, after one quarter before rallying for a 44-32 victory. “We seem to come out early and dominate the game,” Erickson said with a snicker. “I don’t know what it is with us, but I’ll take the last part of it. We keep fighting back and keep making plays.” This time, the rally began with a defensive stop. Arizona State held Cal to a field goal on first-and-goal at the 5 late in the first quarter, and instead of facing a 17-0 deficit, the Sun Devils trailed only 13-0. The stop inspired the offense, which shook off some early struggles and marched 59 yards on its next possession. Nance scored on an 11-yard run to cut the lead to 13-7 early in the second quarter. California answered with an 89-yard march. The Bears scored touchdowns on consecutive plays. The first was called back on offensive pass interference on DeSean Jackson, who then caught a 22-yarder to make it 20-7 on the next play. Nance scored again from 2 yards out to make it 20-14 late in the first half. The play capped a 12-play, 65-yard drive. The Sun Devils opened the second half by stopping Cal at midfield, then marching 91 yards in nine plays. On fourth-and-1, Nance scored on an 8-yard run to give ASU a 21-20 lead. The Sun Devils went 67 yards in 10 plays to set up a 47-yard field goal by Thomas Weber, his 15th consecutive successful field goal. ASU clinched the victory with fourth-quarter interceptions by Justin Tryon and Robert James and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Carpenter to Kyle Williams.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_imgSTART packing the bags for trips to Madrid, Rennes and Udinese – Celtic are back in Europe this season after Uefa expelled Sion from the Europa League tonight.Just don’t book the flights yet…Sion are set to appeal.Sion fielded several ineligible players during their 3-1 aggregate win over Celtic in the play-off round. A Celtic spokesman said: “We have been advised by Uefa that the two protests relating to the matches against FC Sion have been upheld.“As a result of which each match has been forfeited in favour of Celtic.”Sion president Christian Constantin had been confident of winning the caseCeltic will therefore take Sion’s place in Group I, which also features Atletico Madrid, Rennes and Udinese. Sion signed five players while the club were still under a transfer ban imposed by Fifa after breaching rules over the signing of Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary three years ago.One of those players, Pascal Feindouno, scored two goals in the 3-1 second leg win over Celtic in Switzerland.However, a Swiss court had earlier ruled in their favour and the players concerned have been playing domestic football this season.Uefa’s control and disciplinary body made Friday’s ruling and Sion have three days upon receipt of written notice of the decision to lodge an appeal with the governing body.If such an appeal were to fail, Sion could take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport who maintain they are the final voice. Earlier in the week, the Sion president Christian Constantin had been confident of preserving his club’s place in the competition.IN THE RIGHTHe told BBC Scotland: “The bottom line is that we are in the right. There’s no doubt.“It’s just that there are cases where Fifa want to take unilateral decisions by force rather than by just means. “Uefa approved the list of players we submitted, but now, because of pressure from Fifa, they’re trying to find justification for making us forfeit the tie.“We will battle fiercely to avoid losing the case. Fifa may try to mask the facts, but that won’t be easy.”Constantin, who also alluded to the possibility of a civil court case, added that Celtic were “within their rights” to lodge their protests.The Celtic spokesman added: “We are pleased by this decision, the approach which has been taken by Uefa and the fact that Uefa rules and regulations have been upheld. We are also grateful for the support of the Scottish FA in this matter.”CELTIC BACK IN EUROPE AFTER UEFA RULING was last modified: September 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe rescue 118 helicopter winches the woman to safety at Sliabh League. Pic courtesy of Norman Miller.Picture exclusive: A major rescue operation ended in success last night after two women were rescued from Sliabh League.The two elderly women form Northern Ireland, both believed to be in their 70s, got lost.One of the ladies managed to make her way back safely after the incident which happened just after 4pm. However the other lady found herself positioned in a precarious and dangerous situation in the area close to Eagle’s Nest and could not move.DMRT search dog Buddy was dispatched to the area to search for the woman.The Killybegs Coastguard Search Team located the woman and kept visual and voice contact with her until the Rescue 118 helicopter arrived.It eventually managed to winch the woman to safety. The woman was flown to Sligo General Hospital but is not believed to be hurt.Members of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team along with their colleagues from Sligo and the Killybegs Coastguard Unit were also involved in the rescue. RELIEF AS TWO HIKERS RESCUED OFF SLIABH LEAGUE was last modified: July 12th, 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:rescueRESCUEDSliabh Leaguetouristslast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A number of homes have been evacuated after an undercar booby-trap car bomb exploded in Letterkenny.Gardai have sealed off the scene of the incident at ManorView Park off the Long Lane in Letterkenny.A number of homes have been evacuated and residents forced to stay with friends while the security operation continues. Nobody was hurt in the incident but Gardai at the scene now say they are searching the area for secondary devices.The Army Bomb Disposal Team are on their way to Donegal from Athlone to help Gardai with the operation.Speaking at the scene, Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell told Donegal Daily “I can confirm there has been an explosion under a vehicle in this area.“We have sealed off the scene and we have asked for the assistance of the army technical officers in case there are secondary devices in the area. “I would ask anyone who may have information on what happened here this morning to contact Gardai at Letterkenny.“We are currently carrying out house to house enquiries and I can tell you that there is some CCTV footage in the area which we are also studying,” he said.  HOUSES EVACUATED AFTER CAR-BOMB EXPLODES IN HOUSING ESTATE was last modified: November 22nd, 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:cvarbombGardaihouses evacuatedletterkennylast_img read more

VIDEO: SISCO displays McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk to Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Couch with SISCO-McFarlane talked to Dale Minyo about tillage.Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talks with John Couch of SISCO about some of the company’s offerings at the 2017 Farm Science Review. One standout piece is the McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk, bringing unique features to the tillage world.last_img

The One Question You Must Ask When Hiring a Salesperson

first_imgIf you want to hire a salesperson, there is one question you must be able to answer. That question is, “Will my prospects and clients want to buy from this person?” Also a note here for people who want a job in sales to pick up the phone and call to schedule an interview. www.b2bsalestoolkit.comwww.b2bsalestraining.comlast_img

Asiad Bridge: India wins two bronze medals

first_imgJakarta, Aug 26 (PTI) India settled for two bronze medals from the debut sport of bridge in the Asian Games after the men and mixed teams lost their semifinal matches here today. The men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand. There is no bronze medal play-off in bridge sport at the Games. After the qualification rounds, the men’s bridge team was placed fourth while the mixed team took the top spot. The super mixed team, however, had failed to qualify for the semifinals. The six-member men’s team comprised Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani, Debabrata Majumder and Sumit Mukherjee. The mixed team is made up of Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Gopinath Manna and Rajeev Khandelwal. The men’s team has an average age of 52 while the mixed team has 57. The sport of bridge has been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games. PTI PDS AHlast_img read more

Lozano could be breakout star of World Cup – Gutierrez

first_imgWorld Cup Lozano could be breakout star of World Cup – Gutierrez Dejan Kalinic 11:41 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HirvingLozano - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Mexico After starring for PSV in 2017-18, the 22-year-old has been tipped for big things at the global showpiece Hirving Lozano could be the breakout star of the World Cup, according to team-mate Erick Gutierrez.Lozano, 22, enjoyed a fine season with Eredivisie giants PSV, scoring 17 league goals and adding 11 assists to help his side to a Dutch title. Gutierrez believes the attacker could shine in Russia, where Mexico face Germany, Sweden and South Korea in Group F. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “‘Chucky’ [Lozano] could be the revelation player of the tournament. He has grown a lot,” he said on Thursday.”We practically know each other since we were kids. I know about his capacity. He is very adventurous. He doesn’t care who is in front of him.”Hopefully he will have a great World Cup and will help Mexico to go far in the tournament.”Mexico begin their campaign with a clash against Germany in Moscow on Sunday.last_img read more