Gallery: Liverpool wins on homecoming over Corcoran, 22-8

first_imgLIVERPOOL — Liverpool (3-2) started the season with two losses. But the Warriors have bounced back in their last three games to string together a winning streak. On Friday night, homecoming at Liverpool High School, defense and special teams combined with homecoming king Kaleb Ohlemacher to lead the Warriors to a 22-8 win over Corcoran. Comments Published on September 28, 2018 at 11:55 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Serena wins first match since Wimbledon final, Osaka advance

first_imgSerena Williams defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens on Wednesday to reach the third round at the WTA Toronto tournamentToronto, Canada | AFP |  Serena Williams looked solid in her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, defeating 20th-ranked Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday at the WTA Toronto tournament.The 37-year-old American, one crown shy of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, advanced in 75 minutes at her first US Open hardcourt tuneup event.“I feel like my movement is great — been working on my fitness, so I felt like it really was able to shine through today,” Williams said.“I’m loving going out there and I’m loving kind of running. So it’s a good thing.”Also moving into the third round was Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion. She won after taking the first set 6-2 when Germany’s Tatjana Maria retired with a left abdominal injury.With Osaka’s triumph, Australian Ashleigh Barty was ensured of being dethroned next week as world number one, although it could be Czech Kristyna Pliskova instead of Osaka who swipes the top spot.Williams, ranked 10th, seeks her fourth WTA Canada crown after 2001, 2011 and 2013 and improved her match record at the event to 31-4, winning half the 10 break points she earned against Mertens.“Now that I’m just injury-free, I’m just enjoying being able to train, and I haven’t been able to do it since January, really,” Williams said.“So I just think that the fact that I can train and practice and get in the gym is really going to be helpful for me.”Mertens broke for a 2-1 lead but Williams answered in the sixth game to pull level at 3-3.“I know when I got down one break I got real negative,” Williams said. “I don’t know what happened on the first time I got down. (She) just played really well. She’s obviously a really good player. I just needed to just double down and get more focused.”Next in the path of the former world number one will be Russian qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova, who eliminated China’s Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-3. Osaka had not played a match since losing to Yulia Putintseva in the first round at Wimbledon.“I thought I played really well despite the fact that we only played one set,” Osaka said. “I was able to do what I wanted, which was go for the shots that I had the opportunity to.“And, of course, there were a couple unforced errors, but I think that’s part of the process.“For me, I’m just happy that it was my first match in a while and I was able to get in the groove of things quickly.”The victory gives Osaka the inside track on taking the top spot in Monday’s new rankings.– Pliskova eyes No. 1 –Pliskova could overtake Barty, the French Open champion who lost in Toronto on Tuesday, and Osaka both after beating 37th-ranked American Alison Riske 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2.The 27-year-old Czech must reach the semi-finals for any chance at taking world number one, but if Osaka makes the last eight, Pliskova must reach the final to have a hope at being number one next week.Pliskova will next play Estonia’s 19th-ranked Anett Kontaveit, who made the third round when Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro retired with an injury at 7-5, 3-1 down.Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep outlasted American Jennifer Brady 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5).Ukraine teen Dayana Yastremska beat two-time major winner and former number one Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 7-5.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Performing arts in the Valley

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Movies feel too flat? Try your local theater. It seems there is always a stage lit somewhere in the San Fernando Valley, so if you find yourself without plans on a Saturday night, walk around your neighborhood and check out a local theater for entertainment. You’ll happen upon Shakespeare plays, murder mysteries and love stories, all for about the price of popcorn and a movie. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale; (818) 243-2539. Alliance Theatre, 3204 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; (818) 566-7935. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall; (661) 799-2702. Celtic Arts Center (An Claidheamh Soluis), 4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City; (818) 760-8322. Colony Theatre Company, 555 N. Third St., Burbank; (818) 558-7000. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks; (805) 495-3715. CSUN Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; (818) 677-2488. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank; (818) 955-8101. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale; (818) 244-8481. Glendale Community College, Theatre Arts Dept., 1500 Verdugo Road, Glendale; (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618. Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills; (818) 719-6488. Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Van Nuys; (818) 947-2786. Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park; (818) 347-9938. The Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 769-9805. NoHo Arts District, along Lankershim Boulevard at Magnolia, contains more than 30 theaters, including: Actors Forum Theatre, (818) 506-0600; Actors Workout Studio, (818) 506-3903; Avery Schreiber Theatre, (818) 766-9100; Deaf West Theatre, (818) 762-2773, TTY: (818) 762-2782; Eclectic Company Theatre, (818) 508-3003; El Portal Theatre, (818) 508-4200; Lonny Chapman’s Group Repertory Theatre, (818) 700-4878; NoHo Arts Center, (818) 508-7101; The Raven Playhouse, (818) 206-4000; Secret Rose Theatre, (818) 766-3691; Theatre Tribe, (818) 754-2662; Theatre Unlimited, (818) 205-1680; Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, (818) 761-0704; and Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, (818) 202-4120. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale; (818) 240-0910. Stage Door Theatre, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills; (818) 889-5209. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; (805) 449-2787. Victory Theatre, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank; (818) 841-4404. West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 990-2324. read more