Wichita East wins Special K Contest over Wellington in front of raucous crowd

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Special K team battles Wichita East.Sumner Newscow report — The annual Special K game was held at the Wellington High School gymnasium with the high school student body watching. Wellington battled Wichita East with the Crusaders making a valiant fourth-quarter comeback but falling 46-44.The game including a rowdy crowd, a pre-game fan tunnel, cheerleaders, the Crusader mascot, and game announcements by activities director Luke Smith.The full Special K team, and those who helped with the big game Friday. (Click on version for larger version). Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Artists collect more than 30,000 knots for papal art exhibit

first_imgPHILADELPHIA | Artists are finishing construction of an unusual exhibit they hope resonates with Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia and with anyone experiencing trouble in their daily life.When it opens Sept. 3, the grotto outside the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral will house more than 30,000 knots, each representing a personal hardship or societal challenge.“It’s deeply moving to see the universal quality of these struggles,” said lead artist Meg Saligman.Organizers are crossing their fingers that Francis, who celebrates Mass at the basilica on Sept. 26, will visit the installation because it’s inspired by one of his favorite paintings, “Mary, Undoer of Knots.” The artwork shows her untangling a long ribbon — a symbol for smoothing life’s difficulties.FILE- In this May 22, 2015 file photo, artist Meg Saligman shows knots tied to a mock-up of an art installation at her studio in Philadelphia. The installation is planned to be in the shape of a latticed grotto and will greet Pope Francis and millions of others when they travel to Philadelphia this fall. Visitors will be invited to leave their own problems behind in the form of knots affixed to its walls, or help others by loosening and removing a knot already in place. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Knots for the project have been gathered worldwide. At a recent public event outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, passers-by wrote their burdens on strips of cloth and then tied the fabric in a knot. Challenges ranged from addictions to student loans to health problems.Participants were then invited to undo someone else’s knot — to symbolically share that person’s hardship — and weave it through a loom for all to see.“I thought it was nice to be aware of someone else’s pains, someone else’s struggles, and that you’re not alone,” said Abigail Quintos of Rochester, New York. “A lot of other people are going through tough times in their lives.”Quintos’ own knot addressed the strain of living so far away from her family; the one she untied dealt with an individual’s housing and child custody hardships.Lisa Cerasaro’s knot concerned what she described as the scourge of corporate greed in America. When she randomly reached for another person’s knot, it turned out to be in Spanish — which she doesn’t understand.“But I’m just weaving it in, wishing good thoughts for that person,” said Cerasaro, of Middletown, New Jersey.Francis is scheduled to visit Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27 to close out the World Meeting of Families, a triennial Catholic conference focused on strengthening family bonds.https://mercyandjustice.org/knotshttps://worldmeeting2015.orgFollow Kathy Matheson at www.twitter.com/kmathesonlast_img read more

Rocking fatherhood: A dude’s how-to guide on staying cool

first_imgNEW YORK | Before parenthood, Chris Kornelis rocked it as a music writer for Seattle Weekly. Two kids later, he’s still making a living as a writer, a freelancer, and recently added a new book to his resume, a how-to guide for dads-to-be who want to stay cool.And he rocks that, too. Who else gets Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan to write his foreword, in which he recalls of his own road trip to fatherhood: “I remember reading ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ when my wife was pregnant with our first daughter. I also remember being, quite frankly, freaked-the-(bleep) out.”Well said, Duff.This book cover provided by Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books shows “Rocking Fatherhood: The Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Staying Cool” by Chris Kornelis, a music journalist and Seattle-area father of two. The foreword for the book is written by Duff McKagan, member of rock group Guns N’ Roses. (Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books via AP)This book, “Rocking Fatherhood,” takes a cheeky week-by-week approach that might just soothe some new daddy nerves and help out in the empathy, sympathy, gotta-buy-some-gear departments.With kids who are now 5 and 14 months, Kornelis, 34, takes on everything from ear infections to egg poaching, breast-feeding to bonding. There’s swaddling, playlists and quirky interviews, like his chat with the pediatrician of his childhood.There’s also the angst he endured after being laid off from Seattle Weekly while shouldering the responsibility of breadwinner for a growing family. Was it time to abandon big dreams in favor of fatherhood? Forget taking career risks to earn a bigger paycheck?Ultimately, he decided his “big project” post unemployment wasn’t a big project at all. It was a lifestyle choice: to continue freelancing and writing books so he could be around for the family.A conversation with Chris Kornelis:AP: What kind of cool are you writing about, the cool of being a music journalist or the cool that helps you avoid being stabbed in the neck by your pregnant and emotional wife?Kornelis: The cool as in not losing your cool and remaining calm and really taking the opportunity to enjoy the special time that is having a new baby. It’s a really exciting time. It’s not the time to get unnecessarily stressed and anxious.AP: Where do dads go wrong generally during pregnancy?Kornelis: For me, I was able to kind of subconsciously, in a way, forget that my wife was pregnant and not always be as attentive as I should have.My wife has a different definition of cleanliness than I do, for example. If it weren’t for her I would literally be living in my own filth. There were times during her pregnancy when I would actually get frustrated. Like why are you cleaning the shower, why aren’t you sitting down and putting your feet up?That was bad on me. I should have said … I know she has a hard time relaxing when things aren’t picked up and I need to step forward and do a little bit more.AP: Do you think younger dads get it more than, say, the “Leave it to Beaver” dad?Kornelis: My dad was a fantastic father. My dad was a very active dad. He didn’t have as many of the opportunities that I did in the sense that there wasn’t as much of a flexible work environment. I have had more flexibility so I’ve played a slightly different role.It’s not a function of my dad not getting it, because he really did. It was the reality of the time.AP: Why is the diaper bag so important to dudes? What is your dream bag?Kornelis: It IS important. You’re going to be using it all day, every day. Get a bag that’s not like a fanny pack. Buy something you can see yourself carrying. There’s no reason to put on the sweats and use a gross nylon bag. Get the good one. I say go for it. We’re still members of the human race. If you can treat yourself, treat yourself. Get a leather backpack if that’s what you like. I like the Filson bags.It’s the whole having a baby changes everything — and it sucks — undertone. You don’t have to give up.AP: What are some of your cautionary tales?Kornelis: The sleep deprivation is real. The sympathy pregnancy weight is real. I just gave away a pair of $200 jeans because I’ve been very sympathetic for the last couple of years.Another thing is the over-worrying about breast-feeding. I wish we would have spent less time the first time around worrying about whether our son was fed off the breast or with a bottle. He’s going to turn out just fine either way.AP: Your elephant in the room during pregnancy is “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” What’s your take on that pregnancy bible?Kornelis: We had it in the house. You take it for what it’s worth. It has good information but it places as much emphasis on all of these things that could go wrong that probably aren’t going to go wrong. … I mean, people generally don’t need to be worried about shark attacks but that book is like a shark attack for every week.AP: So what’s on your list of things many parents think they need to know during pregnancy, but don’t really need to worry about?Kornelis: We should be focusing on what we know is going to happen, focusing on the family and not things that have very slim chances of ever happening. We should be focusing on what we know is going to happen, focusing on the family.last_img read more

Mabprachan Thursday Pool League

first_imgChill Bar18701112714314 Pride18100812714320 Pats Bar18701112114914 GB Bar18601212414612 TeamPWDLFAPts Family Inn18801013313716 Results & Standings Sept. 8 (week 18) Moonies B18140414912128 Niftys18501311515510 Black Moonies18110713913122 Moonies Magnet18801012614416 Honeypot1814041779328 Moonies A1817011878334 Old Bill CID181017951752 Results: GB Bar 6 v 9 Pride, Honeypot 12 v3 Chill Bar, Moonies B 11 v 4 Old Bill CID, Moonies Magnet 8 v 7 FamilyInn, Niftys 4 v 11 Moonies A, Pats Bar 10 v 5 Black Moonieslast_img

Bale ruled out of PSG game and a doubt for Celta Vigo

first_img However, he left that game at half-time and the club confirmed on Monday that he is still struggling from a calf problem.  CEST Upd. at 18:12 Celta are currently tied on 18 points with Madrid and Barcelona at the top of the table and have already beaten the latter 4-1 at Balaidos.  Like Madrid, they are unbeaten in their eight La Liga matches so far this season. He then played twice for Wales, before starting Madrid’s weekend win over Levante.  “His recovery will continue to be assessed.” 19/10/2015 “Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale in the Sanitas la Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a soleus muscle injury in his left leg,” Madrid wrote in a press release. Sport EN Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid’s game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night and is a major doubt for the weekend’s clash with Celta Vigo.  He will not travel to Paris this week and he’s unlikely to make the trip to Vigo, either. The Welshman injured his calf in last month’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Dontesk, but returned to the squad for the recent draw with Atletico Madrid. last_img read more

County Senior Semi-finals & Camogie final Match Tracker

first_img2.30 Game On!4 Mins: Sean Armstrong opens the scoring from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-1 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-05 Mins: Armstrong adds another free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-2 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-07 Mins: Three up for Salthill/Knocknacarra. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-010 Mins: Derek Savage opens Cortoon’s account from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-112 Mins: Sean Armstrong points close-in free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-117 Mins: Paul Varley – over the bar from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-218 Mins: Goal chance for Cortoon….free in…Savvo points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-319 Mins: William Finnerty – Yellow Card!20 Mins: Free in for Salthill/Knocknacarra…..Robert Finnerty points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-323 Mins: Tap-over free for Cortoon…Derek Savage obliges. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-424 Mins: Cortoon are level. Adrian Varley points from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-527 Mins: Gary Cox puts Salthill/Knocknacarra back in front. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-5Camogie Final ready to go….Mullagh V Sarsfields29 Mins: Shane Gilmore comes on for Shane Gleeson on the Cortoon side30 Mins: Free in for Cortoon…….Joseph Donnellan scores. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6Nine of the twelve points have been from frees!2 minutes of added timeHALF TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6………………….OVER TO ATHENRYGame On …Mullagh V Sarsfields3 Mins: Is that a goal for Sarsfields?….NO!…free out5 Mins: Free in for Sarsfields. Niamh McGrath scores..first point of the game. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-06 Mins: Aoife Donoghue levels it. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-111 Mins: Niamh McGrath points a long-range free. Sarsfields 0-2 Mullagh 0-114 Mins: Therese Manton comes on as sub for Mullagh17 Mins: Another long-range free for Niamh McGrath. Sarsfields 0-3 Mullagh 0-1Back at Tuam Stadium…..2nd Half is on. Early point from a free from Joseph Donnellan. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6Adrian Varley is off injured for Cortoon34 Mins: Garry Cox answers for Salthill/Knocknacarra….Sean Armstrong gets a yellow card. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-7 Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15pmCounty Camogie Final: Sarsfields V Mullagh at 3pm. GOAL!!!!!!!!!!  for Salthill/Knocknacarra….. Marcus MacDonnacha Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7CAMOGIE HALF TIME: Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1Football 9 minutes to go!51 Mins: Robert Finnerty adds a point …Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-860 Mins: Long stoppage….game restarts3 Minutes of added time.Salthill/Knocknacarra’s John Maher is the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match63 Mins: Tadhg Haran points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8FULL TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8Who will Salthill/Knocknacarra meet in the final? Up next, Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15 pm First up is the game between Salthill/Knocknacarra and Cortoon Shamrocks CAMOGIE 22 Mins: Sarsfields add a point from play by Orlaith McGrath. Sarsfields 0-4 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-8 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-731 Mins: Niamh McGrath stretches the Sarsfields lead. Sarsfields 0-5 Mullagh 0-132 Mins: Sarsfields five up now….Orlaith McGrath from play. Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Welcome to our Galway Bay FM Senior Football Semi-finals and County Camogie Final Match Tracker. There will be 5 Minutes of added time!60 Mins: Free from Gary Sice makes it Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-1062 Mins: Point for M/M. Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Michael Lundy & Greg Higgins make welcome returns for Corofin as late substitutes64 Mins: Michael Lundy gets a point…….he’s back! Corofin 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11FULL TIME: 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Gary Sice is the Galway Bay FM Man of the MatchThank you for your company – Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF under way. Mullagh are back in the game with a goal from Aoife Donoghue and three points. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-637 Mins: Free from Niamh McGrath points to level it up again. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-738 Mins: Aoife Donoghue puts Mullagh back in front. Mullagh 1-5 Sarsfields 0-739 Mins: Free in for Mullagh. Over the bar from Aoife Donoghue put two between the teams. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-742 Mins: Maria Cooney brings it back to a one-point ball game. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-843 Mins: Collette Glennon points for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-7 Sarsfields 0-847 Mins: Erica Coen opens the gap to three. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-849 Mins: Niamh McGrath points another free. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-951 Mins: Orlaith McGrath closes the gap to one. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-1052 Mins: Aoife Donoghue responds with a free for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1053 Mins: Instant response from Orlaith McGrath. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1155 Mins: They’re level….Niamh McGrath from another free. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12Regulation time is up….in added time.ALL OVER……Draw match. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12“Fair result” says Imelda HobbinsJoint players of the match, Aoife Donoghue & Orlaith McGrathCOROFIN V MOUNTBELLEW/MOYLOUGH – Game onLatest Corofin 0-2 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-2 – 13 Minutes gone13 Mins: Ian Burke puts Corofin in the lead. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-215 Mins: Barry McHugh from a 45….over the bar. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-319 Mins: Cathal Kenny points for M/M. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-320 Mins: Point from play by Gary Sice levels matters again. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-421 Mins: Barry O’Donovan points. Corofin 0-5 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-422 Mins: Jason Leonard stretches the lead to two. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-423 Mins: Now there’s three in it….Michael Farragher with a point. Corofin 0-7 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-426 Mins: Gary Sice adds another one. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-427 Mins: Barry McHugh answers with a point. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5There will be 1 minute of added time.30 +2 Mins: Kieran Molly scores a massive point. Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5HALF TIME: Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5SECOND HALF ON!Latest Score: Corofin 1-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-7….Gary Sice with the crucial goal.15 minutes remain46 Mins: Good save denies M/M a goal47 Mins: Ian Burke punishes Mountbellew.Moylough with another goal…a six point turnaround. Corofin 2-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-748 Mins: Jason Leonard with yet another goal….Corofin are coasting now! Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-749 Mins: The goals are flying in…. Stephen Boyle gets a goal for Mountbellew/Moylough. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-750 Mins: Barry McHugh races through but his goal-bound shot whistles over the bar. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-851 Mins: Is that a penalty for M/M?….no, just a free in. Popped over Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-955 Mins: Barry McHugh adds another point. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks V Salthill/Knocknacarra at 2.30pmlast_img read more

Cricket case hearing set for Feb. 2018

first_imgCourt dates have been set for the case involving the Jamaica Cricket Association, Kensington Cricket Club and St Thomas Cricket Association in relation to the staging of this year’s national two-day Senior Cup cricket competition. The dates, which were agreed to by the parties following a preliminary hearing at the Supreme Court yesterday, are February 21 and 22, 2018. St Thomas and Kensington, who filed the court action through their respective president and vice-president, Dennis Gordon and Wavell Hinds, are contending that the format used to stage the Senior Cup, which was recently completed, was unconstitutional. Their claims, according to court documents, are based on a cricket meeting that was held last year between participating cricket clubs and parish associations, who agreed to change the format of this year’s Senior Cup. The format, it is argued, that was agreed on was a two-tiered divisional tournament of eight and 15 teams, respectively. The existing format features a one division tournament of 23 teams. However, according to the JCA, while a cricket meeting was held, it was not an extraordinary general meeting, and after reviewing the two-tier proposal, it was decided, largely based on financial considerations, to stick with the existing format. St Thomas and Kensington, however, are claiming that the meeting was an extraordinary general meeting, and as such the agreements made should have been binding. Also, as part of the lawsuit, Kensington and St Thomas are also claiming loss of revenue totalling one million due their non-participation in this year’s Senior Cup. The Jamaica Defence Force defeated Melbourne CC by four wickets in the final of the competition last weekend.last_img read more

South Africa Lifts Ban on Travelers from Liberia

first_imgThe South African Embassy near Monrovia has lifted the ban on travelers from Liberia to South Africa following World Health Organization (WHO) declaration on May 9, that Liberia is free of Ebola Virus transmission.Making the declaration on Monday, May 25, at the embassy in Monrovia, Ambassador Masilo Mabeta told journalists at a press conference that since the decision has taken to remove Liberia from the list of high-risk countries for the EVD transmission, travelers from Liberia will not require prior application for permission to travel to South Africa.Ambassador Mabeta also noted that travelers will undergo only the thermal screening at ports of entry.During the heat of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, South Africa required travelers from Liberia to seek permission from WHO for their health status before being allowed to travel to South Africa.He reiterated that visas to travel to South Africa are issued in Monrovia and extended thanks and appreciation to the Liberian government, on behalf of South Africa, for the success in the Ebola fight.Ambassador Mabeta reechoed logistical support from South Africa to Liberia and said ambulances, motorbikes and medical supplies brought are in distribution process and when the time comes, they would be made public.He also disclosed that South Africa’s plan to help Liberia in the post-Ebola crisis would be in the areas of health and education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Val Chauca sets lofty goals in lone season for Adamson: Go to finals, win MVP

first_imgTeen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City “The goal is pretty simple, go to the finals, win the finals. Personally, I wanna win the MVP. I wanna be very efficient, keep my turnovers down. Shoot it efficiently. I just wanna keep winning.” View comments Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown MOST READ Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES “We knew the game plan we knew exactly what they were gonna do. But at the end of the day, this was about all heart,” the Fil-Peruvian guard said.“It was really ugly on the offensive end. We didn’t really play too efficiently. A lot of careless turnovers, myself included. But at the end of the day, if you just fight. This came down to what’s inside like your heart. It was all heart. I’m just glad we came out with the win and I’m glad we did it as a team.”Five games into his lone UAAP season, Chauca is just relishing the experience.“Experiences like this it goes further than basketball. It’s really beyond basketball. Coach Franz often preaches in the locker room how you are going to be off the court as a man. When things go bad, when things go wrong, are you just gonna collapse in defeat or are you gonna get up and keep fighting, keep pushing?”Adamson hiked its record to 3-2 to claim a share of third place with University of Santo Tomas. The Falcons have long ways to go and Chauca is just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Val Chauca only has one shot as a one-and-done recruit at Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruptioncenter_img Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down So far, he’s making each moment count.Chauca showed why his coach Franz Pumaren went all in on him after spearheading the Falcons’ fourth quarter rally from 13 down to stun University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We got a big lift from Val. That’s why he’s here. He’s here to guide this young team,” Pumaren said after a 78-71 victory Wednesday.The 24-year-old Chauca shot 18 points, 11 coming in the final frame including 10 straight that gave the Falcons the lead for good, 71-70, with a minute to go. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Blackwater bows out of Terrific 12 after big loss to Chiba LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first sonlast_img read more

Olunga out to make amends for Stars

first_img0Shares0000Olunga in past trainingNAIROBI, June 25 – After fluffing enormous chances, Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga will look to make amends when they host Ethiopia in next weekend’s 2016 CHAN qualifier first round return-leg in Nairobi.Stars have a huge task of overturning the 2-0 loss they suffered in the first-leg away to Walia Ibex on Sunday where Olunga was culpable for failing to convert two glorious opportunities in the first 20 minutes of the encounter. Olunga, who played as a lone striker blazed over a Noah Wafula cross with the keeper only to beat before seeing his 21st shot cleared off the line.But the Gor Mahia forward, who attained his second senior team cap, warned Ethiopia to expect a tough match since they will be playing at home.“It’s not hard overturning the deficit because in football anything is possible. Ethiopia utilized their chances and had home advantage but I’m sure we will make them pay like we did with Botswana in the Olympic Games qualifiers where we overturned a 3-0 deficit to draw 4-4on aggregate but got eliminated on the away goal.“Most of us were not used to playing under such huge crowd, the stadium was full to capacity so we had tension and before we realized we were a goal down but it’s a beatable side. We will make  the opportunities we missed count,” the Technical University of Kenya student told Capital Sport.The 21- year-old called on fans to turn up in large numbers, noting that it’s the only way that can motivate them as they seek to send Kenya to her maiden CHAN finals in Rwanda next year.“Ethiopia were boosted by the support from the fans we should do the same and I’m sure we will give them something to smile about.“This time we have a big opportunity to qualify for the finals because it’s every player’s ambition to participate in bigger competition, we want to make history,” the former Thika United and Tusker FC man stated.Bobby Williamson charges need three unanswered goals to advance to the second round where Sudan who were handed a bye awaits.The Scotsman is expected to make changes from the squad that travelled to Bahar with defenders, Harun Shakava, Musa Mohammed (Gor), Dennis Odhiambo (Thika United) as well as Bandari winger David King’atua who all missed the first-leg available for selection.The team will resume residential training after this weekend’s KPL second leg opener to prepare for the match scheduled for next Saturday at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.Earning ticket to Rwanda will be a major boost for Kenya who are expected to host the 2018 competition.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more