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first_imgHazlet Wrecking Crew Boys U16 soccer team is looking for one or two players for the spring season. The team is playing in the top flight in the Mid Jersey league. No town residency is required. Call Bill at (732) 888-1550 or e-mail wwntz@comcast.net for additional information. MSM Adult Baseball League of New Jersey is currently forming and admitting new teams for the 2006 summer season. Individual players and/or teams over the age of 18 of any skill level are welcome. For more information, call (908) 370-9194, e-mail kvoss09@comcast.net or visit www.amateurbaseballnj.com. Middletown Eagles Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading signups will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Croydon Hall Administrative Building. Signup fees for football and cheerleading are $100 for the first child, $90 for the second child, and $190 maximum per family. Flag football and cheerleading is $50 per child. The work bond fee is $75 ($50 for flag). This will be returned at the end of the year, providing all of the mandatory volunteer work is completed. Super 50/50 is a mandatory fundraiser ($50 required, maximum of $100 per family). Please note that you will be unable to sign up if any member of your family has not returned their equipment and/or uniforms from last season. For more information, contact the following: football – Mike Enny (732) 706-3393; cheerleading – Jacque Gamache (732) 787-0848; or flag football – Dawn Vetterl (732) 471-0013. Please note that the volunteer signups will be available at the time of registration. Please bring a calendar (date book). Visit our Web site at www.middletowneagles.com for more information.last_img read more

South girls bowling places third in division

first_img The Middletown High School South girls bowling team ended the campaign with a 14-28 record, but coach TomRomano noted that several girlswill return next year. The Eagles struggled a bit this season after posting a 28-14 ledger a year ago.Nevertheless, Middletown South ended up third in the Shore Conference’s Northern Monmouth BDivision behindMiddletownNorth and Long Branch. “Basically, we won the matches that we should have won,” coach Tom Romano said. “Wewere hoping to pick up a fewmorewins, but we weren’t able tomake it happen. Still, we got better as the season went along.” Maureen Shaughnessy ended her fouryear career at South by being named the team’s most valuable player. The senior averaged 156 pins and her 234 was the third highest game in the division. She also rolled a series of 496 and 494, respectively. Ashley Belke andKacey Tintel, both seniors, averaged 147 and 122 pins respectively. Meanwhile juniors Taylor Corbett and Jenny Caruso both averagedmore than 130 pins apiece. The coach noted that junior Angelica Rosaperez and sophomore Noelle D’Accuzzi both showed potential this season. In addition, several freshman had solid junior varsity campaigns.” “All of our freshmen saw some varsity time and that experience will help them,” Romano said. “We’re going to need them next season.” BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

RFH swimmer Jaeger headed to London Olympics

first_img Connor Yaeger (left), a Rumson-Fair Haven High School graduate who now swims for the University of Michigan, and Peter Vanderkaay congratulate each other following the 1,500-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials held in Omaha, Neb. Yaeger finished second in the race and made the U.S. Olympic Team that is headed to the Olympic Games in London. Vanderkaay, a three-time Olympian, finished fourth in the race. PHOTOS BY GREGORY SREENAN Connor Jaeger, a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School graduate and current University of Michigan student, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team in the 1,500-meter freestyle. With a time of 14:52.51, Jaeger placed second at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials held on July 2 in Omaha, Neb., and he holds the fifth-fastest time in the world heading into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London that begin on July 27.Jaeger recently traveled to Tennessee to meet up with the other athletes on the American team, which will train in France to become better acclimated to the time zone. No matter where he is these next few weeks, it will be a long distance away from his hometown of Fair Haven. Jaeger accepting his medal at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. He finished second in the 1,500-meter freestyle final and made the USA Team that is headed for London. Jaeger, 21, began swimming at eight years old with the Central Jersey Aquatic Club (CJAC), which trains at Monmouth University and in Ocean Township. Swimming with CJAC through high school, Jaeger was coached by Corrina Weinkofsky and Cathy Corcione, who was a swimmer for the United States in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics.Jaeger is the fourth CJAC swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, following in the footsteps of Wendy Bogliolo, Kathy Heddy and Judy Melick. Boglioli won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal as a member of the women’s 4×100-meter relay team. She also won a bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly.Even at an early age, Jaeger thrived in competitive situations. If anything can be learned from speaking to people who know him, one thing is certain—he loves to race.Jaeger’s older sister, Dana, swam at CJAC with her brother. When she would ask him to get something from her room when they were younger, he would refuse initially. However, when Dana would say, “I’ll time you,” he would run off.“Swimming was our common ground,” Dana said. “Because we were doing it together, it was easier for us to try something new. Success came very quickly for Connor. After he reached 15:07 [in the 1,500- meter freestyle], I talked with him about the Olympics being a possibility.”“When Connor was here, no one was nearly as fast as him,” Weinkofsky said of Jaeger’s times with CJAC. “In the right training environment with faster swimmers, he’s matured. His confidence level has gone up. You really have to train with people who will challenge you. In that environment, you’re going to get results.” Success came early for Jaeger. He swam in the Junior Olympics and made the New Jersey All-Star squad all before his teen years. Jaeger, who has worked as a lifeguard in Long Branch, never missed practice, according to Corcione.“He has a good head on his shoulders,” Corcione said. “He’s a cool customer. He’s a gamer who doesn’t seem to take things too seriously. He’s always been a terrific kid.”Corcione first trained Jaeger when he was around 12 years old. Weinkofsky coached him during high school.Jaeger’s family, friends and swimming mentors will be closely following the Summer Olympics in London. His rise to Team USA is a source of pride for CJAC and the local swimming community.“For us, it’s a beautiful thing to see,” Corcione said. “We’ll see what happens. I can’t remember being this excited.”Although it might seem difficult to imagine a young swimmer having the potential to compete in the Olympics, Jaeger’s sister and his two former coaches each said they are not surprised that he is now an Olympian.After all, Jaeger loves to race. BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent Qualifies for USA Team in 1,500 freestyle last_img read more

Teams wary of Everton’s formidable home form, says Koeman

first_imgEverton’s stellar home form this season intimidates their opponents, manager Ronald Koeman has said ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against leaders Chelsea.Everton, who are seventh in the league, won their last seven home league games and have just one loss in 17 league fixtures at Goodison Park this season, collecting 40 out of 51 available points at home.Only Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur have a better home league record this season.“You want your home form to be good, to be intimidating and for the whole experience for opposition teams to be intimidating,” Koeman told British media.“We have good momentum at home right now, the team is confident, we are playing aggressively with a good press, good tempo and good quality.“Opposition teams have more doubts these days when they come to Goodison, and that’s a good thing.”last_img read more

Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton

first_imgTwo goals from Eden Hazard helped Chelsea cruise to a 4-0 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday for their first league win of 2018.Chelsea’s midweek penalty shootout success over Norwich City in the FA Cup meant they had drawn their last five games in regulation time in all competitions but Hazard and Willian struck inside six minutes to set them on their way on Saturday.Brighton tried to get back into the match but were denied by the bar, some fine saves by Willy Caballero — making his first league start for Chelsea in place of injured Thibaut Courtois — while having two penalty appeals waved away by the referee.With Brighton pushing forward, Hazard brilliantly netted a third 13 minutes from time before Victor Moses made it four late on. The win took Chelsea above Liverpool — who play on Monday — into third. One win in 13 league games leaves Brighton 16th.last_img read more

The ‘maniac’ Arsenal and Man United want in their defence

first_img Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been linked to Arsenal and Man United With more on Juventus’ 21-year-old stopper Daniele Rugani, check out talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight.Name: Daniele RuganiDate of birth: 29/07/94Born: Lucca, Tuscany (central Italy)Club: JuventusPosition: Centre backInternational: 15 Italy Under-21 caps, two capsWhat’s the latest?Arsenal and Man United are being linked with talented defender Daniele Rugani, who has been limited to one minute of action in the Champions League this season against Sevilla. As well as the Premier League duo, Napoli, managed by Rugani’s former boss, Maurizio Sarri, have also been linked. Another report claims Juve will consider letting Rugani leave, but only on loan.Did you know?1) Rugani came through the ranks at Empoli, but was sent on loan to Juventus – who he supported as a boy – in the 2012/13 season where he played for the youth team (Primavera). He won the Coppa Italia Primavera in 2013 and Juve then bought the player, but loaned him back to Empoli, in Serie B.2) It was in the second tier of Italian football in the 2013/14 season where the young stopper’s reputation grew, as Empoli won promotion to Serie A and Rugani was crowned the best young player in Serie B. It was around this time that Juve and Empoli entered a co-ownership agreement for the player.3) Still with Empoli in the 2014/15 season, Rugani didn’t miss a league game, going the entire season without picking up a booking. Juventus cancelled its co-ownership in February 2015 (this practice has now been banned by Italy’s FA), paying Empoli €3.5m over four seasons. He remained at the club, though, until the end of last season.4) Rugani’s professionalism, positional awareness and his reading of the game have been praised. However, he says he often focuses on negative aspects of a performance, calling himself a ‘maniac’ when it comes to correcting himself. Talking about his season without a yellow card he said it could be down to the fact he is not as aggressive and impulsive as some players, though admitted it is unlikely to happen again. The player claims he certainly doesn’t hold back when tackling.5) He is yet to play for the Italy senior team, but was a member of the U21 side at the recent European Championship, playing against England in the Azzurri’s 3-1 win.What is being said?He says:I consider myself a modern player who is able to play in a three or four-man defenceThey say:He has excellent capabilities and concentration. He will be a very important player for the future of Italian football– Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri thinks Rugani is the best young Italian playerVideo evidence: 1last_img read more

NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgRenowned clarinettist Evan Christopher leads Django à la Créole in aninspiring fusion of Gypsy swing with hot rhythms from the streets ofNew Orleans, the Caribbean, Cuba and Brazil at an intimate gig atLetterkenny’s Regional Culture Centre on Wednesday night.Don’t miss it.This quartet has already played sell-put gigs across the Uk andIreland as part of its 2012 tour.Steeped in the tradition of early jazz masters, Django à la Créolecelebrates the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt and enlivensswing-era classics with fresh interpretations and virtuosicimprovisation. Describing the style,  Evan Christopher said recently “…plays aDjango Reinhardt tune and adds New Orleans flavours or takes a NewOrleans tune and Django-ises it”.As well as Christopher, Django à la Créole is acclaimed musiciansrhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie, David Blenkhorn, solo guitar and bassistSebastien GirardotTheir first CD, Django à la Créole was released to critical acclaim inNew Orleans during the 25th anniversary of the famous French QuarterFestival and the quartet’s second album  ‘Finesse’ was the 2010 SundayTimes jazz album of the year.Django à la Créole: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Wednesday17th  October 8pm. Tickets 12/10 euro. Booking:07491 20777 NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 15th, 2012 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) Tags:NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN ETTERKENNYlast_img read more

Boost for Tottenham as another star set to commit long-term future to club

first_img Toby Alderweireld in action for Tottenham 1 Toby Alderweireld is set to sign a new contract with Tottenham.The defender has outstanding for Spurs since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015 for an £11.5million fee. The 28-year-old’s performances have led to him being linked with several of Europe’s biggest clubs.However, Alderweireld is happy at White Hart Lane and is now set to end the speculation over his future by penning fresh terms.The centre-back’s current deal expires in June 2020 and that is expected to be extended by two years.Alderweireld’s new contract will also see the removal of the reported £25m release-clause in his present deal.The Belgian will follow a host of other Spurs stars – Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris among them – in committing his long-term future to the north London club.last_img read more

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Tuesday incorrectly identified David Fleming as vice president of the California Chamber of Commerce. In fact, he is the incoming chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. A story Saturday incorrectly identified Daniel Medina as a co-owner of International Recording Corp. In fact, he was a manager of the Burbank company.last_img read more

Pochettino urges Spurs fans to show Levy some love, says he is ‘suffering’

first_img Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has suffered several setbacks surrounding the new stadium 3 Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Daniel Levy Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY 3 “He is trying to make everyone happy but it’s a massive project. I think people don’t realise the magnitude of the project and how difficult it is to manage everything.“Everyone is disappointed because we are still not playing there but the day we move everyone is going to realise how massive the project was and how good the facilities are.“It doesn’t just depend on him. When you build something, you depend on many companies. I think it’s more than 20 that are working there. It’s so, so difficult.“That is why I think he needs to feel the love from the fans and the club. He is working so hard, too hard, to leave a legacy forever. And I think that’s fantastic.“When you compare the new stadium to other stadiums, we are going to be so lucky to play there.“He is not an easy man. But he is so passionate to create some things for the fans and the staff and the players. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy deserves more credit from supporters of the club.Levy is currently ‘enduring sleepless nights’ over delivering Spurs’ new stadium – a project that has suffered escalating costs and many delays and problems along the way. The east stand of Tottenham’s new stadium ADVICE 3 no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions There could be good news on the horizon, though, as the club are expected to announce test events at the state-of-the-art arena early next month and Pochettino is convinced it will be like no other stadium.Levy is not universally popular with Spurs fans but Pochettino, who admits his boss is “not an easy man”, thinks he deserves credit.“The chairman is suffering a lot,” Pochettino said. “He is so tired about work. The last few months he didn’t sleep because he is trying to deliver the stadium. Latest Football News “He is always thinking to do things for other people. And of course, for the fans. That is a fantastic thing but the people sometimes struggle to understand.“The team wins and the praise is for the players, the coaching staff or the manager. When lose, the first is him that the people blame – sometimes deserved! Sometimes, no.“I think he deserves a fantastic recognition because what he’s doing, him and the board, is a fantastic thing for the club and it’s going to be there forever.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more