This was the second-longest winning streak in Girls’ Champs history, behind Vere Technical’s 15.All of Holmwood’s victories came under former head coach Maurice Wilson, who has served as technical leader of Jamaica’s senior track and field team, and is also a senior lecturer at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.Holmwoods’ last victory came in 2013, Wilson’s final year in charge of the team, and since his departure the team has struggled to remain in the top three, finishing a disappointing fourthat the last twooutings.Wilson’s long-time assistant coach Dave Anderson, who has been in the programme for the past 17 years, has been given the mantle to try and revive the programme. He was promoted to the head coach position at the start of the season and he is very confident of restoring pride at the institution.”This will be a new challenge for me and I am up for it, and after finishing fourth in the past two years, my aim is to ensure that the team move from fourth to a positive position, and based on the work the girls have been putting in so far, I am very confident that we will go higher than fourth,” said Anderson.Two of his best middle-distance athletes in Shanieke Watson and Lisa Buchanan, who scored major points for them over the past few seasons, have left, but Anderson thinks he still has enough ammunition to continue to do well in this area.”The young ones have done well so far at the various meets, and I am confident they can fill the shoes of those two girls, and we do have people in all three classes who can hold their own,” he continued. “We are very strong right across the board, and we have been doing well on the track and our strength is in this area, but we do have quality people in the field events.””Being fourth for the past two years has been an unfamiliar position for us, and we think we have a team that can challenge for the title. When you look on second and third for the past two years it is around 17 points separation here and because we have not executed well on the days, especially the final day, we have finished fourth, but once we do execute well, I am confident we can move up.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Twenty one athletes from the North Peace Region are heading back to Fort St. John after an exciting weekend of competition at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford over the weekend.The athletes were competing in seven sports at the Games, which began official competition on Friday and wrapped up on Sunday. Though the group’s athletes didn’t manage to nab a gold medal, they did help the Zone 8 Cariboo-North East team to 6th in the medal standings.Golfers Jesse McArthur and Isaac Wagner from Charlie Lake had a bit of a rough first round at the Ledgeview Golf Club on Friday, shooting a 94 and 92 respectively. McArthur improved on Saturday to shoot 91, while Wagner shot a 94 finish in 33rd and 34th place in the two-day tournament.- Advertisement -At the athletics field, Emma Lang and Chase Hennessey competed in a number of events. Lang placed 13th in the Girls High Jump, 12th in the Long Jump, and managed 21st in the Girls 200m dash. Hennessey ran in both the 100m and 200m races, finishing 18th and 14th in those two events. The pair also ran on their respective Zone 8 4x100m relay teams. The girls relay team edged out the Zone 1 and Zone 7 teams to come 6th, while the boys relay squad finished 7th.On the soccer pitch, Kenzie Chilcott, Emma Close, Leigh Hedges, Jordynn McPherson, Claire Turner, Quinlan Snider, and Alexander Fowler represented the North Peace on the two Zone 8 squads. After an intense two days of round robin action, both Zone 8 teams ended up placing in 6th.The Zone 8 box and field lacrosse teams also ended up placing 6th in those two tournaments. Travis Domeij, Max Dobson, and Kyle Robertson helped the box lacrosse team against two incredibly difficult opponents, and the eventual tournament gold and silver medal-winning teams from the Fraser Valley and Thompson Okanagan regions in their Pool. The team lost those two games before bouncing back and beating the Kootenay team in Game 3 by the score of 9-7. The Zone 8 field lacrosse team featuring Fort St. John players Peter McAdie and Cayden Frenett sadly went winless over the weekend.Advertisement Daelyn Jeffers was the North Peace Region’s lone representative on the Girls Indoor Volleyball team, helping the Zone 8 team to a 6th place finish on the volleyball courts.In the pool, Inconnu swimmers Kiara Semeniuk, David Shipalesky, Nicolas Eyles, Cameron Louie and Griffin Ternier-Smith faced some incredibly tough competition in their events. Semeniuk had arguably the toughest schedule of the quintet, swimming in five events over the three days of competition, placed 30th in the 400m Individual Medley, 43rd in the 800m Freestyle, 41st in the 400m Freestyle, and helped the Zone 8 relay teams to 12th and 13th spots in the 4x50m freestyle and medley relays. Shipalesky swam in both the 400m I.M. and the 800m Freestyle, notching impressive 17th and 10th place finishes. Louie placed 12th in the Boys 800m Freestyle, while Eyles placed 21st in the 400m Free. Ternier-Smith ended up as Fort St. John’s most-decorated athlete at the games with a bronze medal finish in the 100m Freestyle. Ternier-Smith also placed 16th in the 400m I.M., and 6th in the 100m freestyle. The four boys also comprised the Zone 8 4x50m Medley Relay team, which finished 9th. Shipalesky, Louie, and Ternier-Smith were joined by Prince George’s Mackenzie Lewington in the 4x50m freestyle relay, and ended up with a 5th place finish.
Nottingham Forest’s new striker Britt Assombalonga 1 Nottingham Forest have signed Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga for a club-record fee believed to be around £5.5m.The 21-year-old was the joint top scorer in League One last season, netting an impressive 24 goals in 43 games, and he has now penned a five-year deal at the City Ground.Assombalonga joined the Posh last summer after graduating from Watford’s academy and spending time on loan at the likes of Wealdstone, Braintree and Southend.The Congalese striker showed immediate promise by scoring eight goals in his first ten games and then went on to become one of the league’s most prolific scorers.Assombalonga is in line to feature in the opening-day match against Blackpool at The City Ground on Saturday.
1 Aly Cissokho Aston Villa are closing in on former Liverpool defender Aly Cissokho, according to reports in Spain.Spanish newspaper Superdeporte claim the Midlands side have reached an agreement with Valencia to sign the Frenchman for a fee of around £2.4m.Left-back Cissokho, who spent last season on loan at Liverpool, is set to have his medical at Villa before completing his move to Paul Lambert’s side.The former Lyon man made 12 Premier League starts for Liverpool last term but was usurped by Jon Flanagan in the second half of the campaign.Cissokho, who has also spent time at Porto, has earned one senior cap for France.
0Shares0000Mohamed Salah got his account up and running as Egypt made it two wins from two © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 27 – Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.Ahmed Elmohamady prodded Egypt ahead on 25 minutes after a wicked Salah cross and the Liverpool star slammed in a second shortly before half-time to spark frenzied celebrations at a packed Cairo International Stadium. Record seven-time champions Egypt rode their luck at times as DR Congo twice struck the crossbar in the first half but the Group A leaders held firm to join Nigeria as the first teams through to the knockout phase.Egypt overcame the distraction of Amr Warda being banished from the squad earlier in the day over mounting sexual harassment allegations. The claims surfaced earlier this week on social media platforms. Multiple women posted screenshots and testimonies of Warda’s alleged lewd comments.“I think the team is strong and the squad is strong but we are not happy to lose a member of our family,” said coach Javier Aguirre. “The team focused more on our match and played the 90 minutes in a serious manner. I don’t think the Egyptian team will be affected by the absence of anyone.”Mexican Aguirre fielded the same side that defeated Zimbabwe 1-0, with centre-back Ahmed Hegazy sporting a mask after breaking his nose in the opening game of the tournament.Salah was guilty of missing a hatful of chances in the curtain-raiser and this season’s Premier League joint top scorer again threatened inside five minutes here when an interception broke his way only for the Egyptian to skew wide under pressure.After four days of small crowds, another capacity 75,000 crowd turned out to cheer on the hosts in the capital, but they were nearly silenced when Marcel Tisserand slammed against the bar at a corner.– Salah takes over –DR Congo came to Egypt as one of the most unpredictable qualifiers having finished third in 2015 only to make a timid quarter-final exit two years ago, and they fell behind for the second straight game as Elmohamady forced home after the ball fell kindly to him following an aerial challenge with Christian Luyindama.Having created the opener with his vicious right-wing cross, Salah then stung the palms of Ley Matampi with a powerful 25-yard free-kick.Egypt would be rescued by the woodwork once more though when a deep cross was nodded back across goal by Bokadi Bope and Jonathan Bolingi’s looping header bounced back off the bar.With his side riding their luck, Salah rose to the occasion and settled Egyptian nerves two minutes before half-time with a typically brilliant finish.Mohamed Salah scored his 40th international goal for Egypt © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIPlayed into space down the right by Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, Salah skipped inside Tisserand and ripped a crisp low drive inside Matampi’s near post to cue a volcanic eruption from the masses of delirious Egyptian supporters.Mohamed El Shenawy produced an excellent sprawling second-half save to claw out a Jacques Maghoma header, but despite an improvement on a horror first outing, DR Congo now know they must beat Zimbabwe in their final game in order to possibly advance as one of the four best third-place finishers.“The feelings are mixed when you play such a match. Unfortunately we lost so the feeling is one of hurt, particularly for my players. They gave a lot and fought hard but didn’t get the result,” said DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge, whose side fell 2-0 to Uganda in their opening match.“We’ve got one match left against Zimbabwe and we can hope for third place. We’re going to fight until the end.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Manuel Pellegrini and Yaya Toure Manuel Pellegrini admits he’s been disappointed with Manchester City star Yaya Toure’s performances this season.The Ivorian was outstanding in last season’s title success but has not been the same player since the difficult summer of 2014.That began in farce with a row over how the player’s birthday was celebrated amid which Toure voiced criticisms of the club.But there was also tragedy with Toure losing a brother to cancer and his form clearly, and understandably, suffered as a result.Added to that is the weariness that followed from his involvement in the World Cup last summer and the African Nations Cup, which Toure’s Ivory Coast won, in the early part of 2015.From the lofty standards set last year, Toure’s form for City has been noticeably worse this term and he came in for heavy criticism after last week’s demoralising derby loss to Manchester United.But Pellegrini has no intention of taking the 31-year-old out of the firing line and wants to keep him at the heart of his side.Pellegrini said: “He doesn’t need a break. For a lot of reasons he’s not the same Yaya he was last season but he continues being a very important player for our team.“I don’t think Yaya is happy with his performance this year, and I am not happy also with his performance. But we must support him and he will return him to his normal performance.“He’s a very important player and he will have my support until the end of the season.”Pellegrini feels Toure has been unfairly singled out for City’s problems during what has been a tough three-month spell.The Chilean points out that during the early part of the current poor sequence – just four Premier League wins in 12 games since New Year’s Day – Toure’s absence for the African Nations Cup was being offered a reason for poor results.Pellegrini said: “It’s very easy when you don’t get the results you want to single out one player but remember in January, when Yaya was at the African Nations Cup and we started with bad results, people said it was just because this team was (only) Yaya, that he was the only player we had and without him we couldn’t win.“I don’t think it was the truth. It is very easy for me to sacrifice Yaya, but I don’t think he deserves that. He’s not playing well in parts of the game, maybe, but in some parts he is playing very well and he will continue playing.”City’s season has unravelled since they went joint top of the Barclays Premier League in January, slumping out of the title race and going out of two cup competitions.For a club with stated lofty ambitions it has been a frustrating period and some observers have suggested a major summer clearout, including Toure, could be necessary.Pellegrini insists that is not being considered.Speaking at a press conference, the 61-year-old said: “We are not talking about that. Yaya is a very important player for our team.“Maybe all of you are waiting to criticise him or (for us to) sacrifice him but Yaya will continue playing here because he is a very important player for me and the squad and for everyone.”
Ryan Giggs is set to turn down a new role at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho and end his 29-year-association with the club.The Welshman has been assistant boss for the past two years after calling time on his glittering playing career in 2014.Giggs was being groomed for the top job and believed he was in prime position to eventually succeed Louis van Gaal.But after deciding to sack Van Gaal this summer, United instead moved to appoint the experienced Mourinho as their next boss.Giggs still has a year left on his contract at Old Trafford but Mourinho wants to bring in trusted assistant Rui Faria as his number two at Old Trafford.The 42-year-old is understood to have been offered a lesser role on the United coaching staff to try and convince him to stay on, but has yet to even hold talks with Mourinho.And, according to widespread reports, Giggs is now preparing to cut ties with the club and seek a managerial position elsewhere.That would end a glorious association with United.Having joined United as a 14-year-old, Giggs went on to play a record 963 times for the club, scoring 168 goals.He is also their most decorated player, with 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League successes among the honours he collected in his career. Ryan Giggs celebrates Manchester United’s FA Cup win 1
The winners of last night’s hugely successful Jigs n Reels in The Rosses was Shaun Ward and Michelle Boyle.Shaun and Michelle were worthy winner of the event beating off competition from 11 other superb couples. The entire show was really the winner with the Aislann packed to the gills and with 3 standing ovations bringing the house down.Everyone in involved in the show from its start in December…can be very proud and pleased with their part.Aislann Rann na Feirste has again proven to be a superb venue and the production overall was first class.Costumes, hair, make up and props were quality, Michelle did a great job as compere, the young ladies players collected and counted the votes, McNelis-Cunningham school of dancing entertained at half time while Nicole Logan kept the dancers moving with needed treatments, the car park crews, door staff and stage hands. The committee wants to thank Fiona Gallagher, Pius and Marie for their hours of hard work and an excellent show……To Brid Winnie who kept the world informed through her many great photos behind the scenes and of the show here on facebook……this publicity helps to fill the hall and keep our emigrants in touch.A final thanks went to the dancers – 27 in total since the start for their efforts and sacrifices throughout the campaign….a campaign that ended with as good a night’s entertainment as you would get anywhere.FULL PICTORIAL COVERAGE WILL BE CARRIED IN DONEGAL DAILY SHORTLY!SHAUN AND MICHELLE PROVE TO BE THE ‘REEL’ THING! was last modified: April 1st, 2012 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:JIGS N REELSMICHELLE BOYLESHAUN WARD
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The interception led to Bryant’s first touchdown, which he scored on an 8-yard run for an early 13-0 lead. “I was pleased the way we came out and played sharp,” Lancers coach Ealar Gallagher said of his team, which could be 3-0 were it not for a tough loss in its opener at Eagle Rock. “Our defense played very well.” Yortsos injured his ankle in the second quarter. Robert Alverado replaced him and scored the Titans’ only points of the game when he scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. The Lancers’ defense was tough all game and controlled the line of scrimmage throughout. Bryant scored on runs of 8, 1, 17, and 35 yards and caught three passes for 39 yards. Colton completed 7 of 12 passes for 137 yards. “I had a good game, but I always feel I can do better,” Cates said about his performance. San Marino (0-1-1) quarterback Chris Yortsos was intercepted on the first play from scrimmage by Lancers defensive back Troy Whitehead. He has been the glue in the Lancers secondary thus far and has also efficiently handled some errant snaps on field goals and extra points. La Salle has a lethal weapon many teams lack. Chris Clarizio sent every kickoff into the end zone and has done so much of the season, starting opponents deep in their own territory. “He (Clarizio) has been a huge part of our special teams,” Gallagher said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA — Dexter Bryant scored four touchdowns and rushed for 164 yards to lead a balanced attack as La Salle High School dominated visiting San Marino High 36-6 in a nonleague game Saturday afternoon. The Lancers (2-1) scored on their first drive of the game when Michael Cates caught a 32-yard touchdown strike from quarterback George Colton. Cates, the big-play receiver for La Salle, caught six passes for 137 yards. Both were game highs.
GARDAÍ have launched an investigation after a car was rammed into a house and another car – and nobody seems to know who was behind it.A silver Cavalier car ploughed into the house – and a car parked outside – at the Mill in Convoy in the early hours.A couple living there were left terrified by the incident which happened at 1.40am yesterday. “The car and the house were damaged badly,” said Donna Kincaid McLaughlin.“It’s my mother and father in law’s house. We know where the car came from but no-one seems to know who was driving it at the time.The damage caused to the car belonging to Donna’s father in law (left). Above the damage to the front of the house“It was an awful thing to happen; outrageous.“Gardaí say they haven’t been able to identify who was driving the vehicle so we are willing to pay a reward to get these people caught.” She said her family felt doubly cheated by the incident.“We’ve damage to the house and a lot of damage to our car outside. It’s not fair that we’ve been left to pick up the bill for all the damage that was done,” said Donna.“It just feels as though this happened and those responsible have walked away without a care in the world.”The damage inside the houseShe has asked anyone with information on the incident to email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Gardaí or contact the Confidential telephone service.A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who drove the Cavalier into the property. The owner of the Cavalier has told Gardaí he doesn’t know who was driving the car at the time of the incident.FAMILY OFFERS REWARD TO CATCH THUG WHO RAMMED CAR INTO THEIR HOUSE was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:convoydamageGardaihouseinvestigationraidram