first_imgDREAM TREE OUT TO MAKE AMENDS AS SHE HEADS A SOLID FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGSSHOW IT N MOE IT, EMBOLDENED, AMUSE & OTHERS ALL RATE BIG CHANCESARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Dream Tree, who tasted defeat while heavily favored in the opening day Grade I La Brea Stakes, will be out to make amends as she heads an ultra-talented group of 10 older fillies and mares going six furlongs in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita.Trainer Gary Sherlock’s hard-knocking Show It N Moe It, fresh off a powerful state-bred stakes win going six furlongs on Feb. 24, will be making her 20th career start and her first graded stakes swing on Sunday.  Dream Tree’s stablemate, Emboldened, who was a close third in the Dec. 26 La Brea going seven furlongs, will hope to run back to that race with Joe Talamo back aboard.Richard Mandella’s Amuse, who stalked a fast pace and won like a filly with any kind of future in a 6 ½ furlong allowance on Dec. 30, looms very dangerous with Drayden Van Dyke up for the first time.DREAM TREEOwner:  Phoenix Thoroughbred IIITrainer:  Bob BaffertUnbeaten in five starts, three of them graded stakes, this 4-year-old Uncle Mo filly was off as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade I La Brea, but she never seemed comfortable after breaking a bit slowly.  Empty at the top of the lane, she checked in eighth and last, beaten 25 ½ lengths.  Although she tasted defeat for the first time, Dream Tree has trained in sharp fashion for her comeback, evidenced by her last three works:  a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.20 on March 19 (best of 66 at the distance), another bullet five eighths in 59.20 on March 26 (best of 32 at the distance) and another five furlongs in 1:00.40 on April 1 (fourth of 36 at the distance).  With five wins from six starts, Dream Tree is easily the leading money earner in the field with $527,845.SHOW IT N MOE ITOwner:  Tom London, Terry Lovingier & Eugene ZondloTrainer:  Gary SherlockA remarkable California-bred success story, she’s by Lovingier’s Grace Upon Grace and is out of his veteran producer, Robotica, by Ide.  A big, rangy filly with unquestioned heart, 4-year-old Show It N Moe It comes off what Sherlock felt was her best-ever performance on Feb. 24, a three quarter length win in the state-bred Spring Fever Stakes going six furlongs.  A Cal-bred 6 ½ furlong allowance winner two starts back Jan. 10, Show It N Moe It seeks her third straight win and first in graded company in the Las Flores.  A big, rangy mare, she’s got a remarkable overall resume of 19-6-4-4, with earnings of $435,604.EMBOLDENEDOwner:  Godolphin, LLCTrainer:  Bob BaffertOff at 10-1 in the Grade I La Brea, she came up the rail late and finished third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths.  A Godolphin homebred 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality, out of the Bernardini mare Al Andaleeb, she’s won two out of her four starts and will try to prove the La Brea finish was no fluke as she cuts back in distance a furlong.THE GRADE III LAS FLORES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTAmuse–Drayden Van Dyke–120Spectator–Flavien Prat–120Lady Suebee–Joel Rosario–120True Royalty–Aaron Gryder–122Phantom Proton–Mario Gutierrez–120Danuska’s My Girl–Geovanni Franco–120Dream Tree–Mike Smith–122Emboldened–Joe Talamo–120Show It N Moe It–Rafael Bejarano–120Moon Kitty–Evin Roman–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Foster’s Fairplay: Reward Cuthbert-Flynn

first_imgOlivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has returned to the country’s new ministerial Cabinet in a familiar role. Sports will again have the benefit of her long-time exposure in that arena. Her first visible move is praiseworthy. She paid a touching tribute to Jordan Foote, the footballer out of Holy Trinity High School, who sadly succumbed to the ravages of cancer, during which he had lost a leg. On his bereaved family’s behalf, Foster’s Fairplay says “Thank you, Minister.” On a brighter note, Champs is in the air. With its coming, there is the usual friendly, if at times raucous, crosstalk between supporters of the rival schools. Traditionally, the heat is a lot more intense with the face-offs within the boys’ arena. Social media continues to be fertile soil for the raves and rants. Predictions are the domain of others a lot more qualified to engage in that activity, now fine-tuned to a science. The usual clamour, including calls for transparency, surrounds the distribution of entry tickets. The five-day event continues to attract an audience which severely outstrips the capacity of the hosting facility. At some point, the powers that be shall be asked to give full account. With the new Government’s initial slate of executive positions released, Foster’s Fairplay notes with disappointment (no pun intended) and dismay a glaring omission. No place has been found in her area of excellence for Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. She is the second sporting personality of her calibre to venture into the oven of politics. World icon, the late Herb McKenley, preceded her in the tenuous move and was twice roasted. Cuthbert-Flynn, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics double sprint silver medallist, has shown admirable courage and commitment (gender restrictions bar the word ‘cojones’) in her consummate contribution to her country. Follow this journalist to the 1995 IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg. After completing her individual sprint duties, the 100m finalist took ill and was hospitalised. In her mind, the supporting trio of Dahlia Duhaney, Beverly McDonald and Merlene Ottey needed her usual inspirational backstretch run to buttress their chances for gold in the sprint relay. The St Thomas lass, her thoughts locked on a repeat gold, as achieved by the same quartet four years prior at the Tokyo World Champs, did what was to her the only thing. She went from sickbed to track and a silver medal was forged in that crucible of sheer grit and determination, to make it Jamaica. This spoke to a rare quality of resilience and resolve to bounce back from adversity. In Barcelona, her personal catalogue could have shown gold in the 4x100m relay. With Michelle Freeman on lead off, plus the other two girls from the Tokyo triumph, barring relay trauma, top spot looked good. Her second-leg straightaway flasher was stopped short with a hamstring injury that severely compromised the second handover. Jamaica were out. The nation was rocked and moved to tears. The pain was intensified the following year with the Stuttgart World Championships. Recovery was slow and the void was filled with signs pointing her to the exit door from the sport. They sprang from the least expected of sources, some ideally positioned to enforce such a white flag hoisting. She, however, survived and Gothenburg was as recounted. Her final hurrah, at her own pace, was the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She bade farewell with sprint relay bronze, assisted by Freeman, a near-lame Nikole Mitchell and the perennial Ottey. What a Juliet! What a warrior! What a Jamaican! She has stared down the barrel of guns held by thieving thugs. Only mention of her name saved her from a sad story. Now, at age 51, with the challenges of pregnancy, countering Zika virus precautions, she whips an incumbent who was super confident of almost automatic victory. Where is the recognition? Where is the reward? Consulted on her omission, she responded tersely: “Sorry … I do not have any comment on that matter.” For feedback, email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

Residents object to chemical plant in Houston

first_imgBusinessman Kent Phillips, with John Fernandes facilities in the background…say construction started despite EPA’s pending approvalResidents in Houston, Greater Georgetown on Saturday came together to urge that the authorities step in and prevent the construction of a chemical facility in a residential area that also features schools.The chemical facility in question is being constructed by Nalco Champion on John Fernandes property. Residents are contending that they were not consulted before the decision was made to set up the facility. Moreover, the residents claim that despite reaching out to the Environmental protection Agency, they have been slow to act.“We are aware that Nalco has an interest in putting up a chemical facility at the John Fernandes inland terminal. We have a number of issues with respect to having a chemical facility in an area where you have residents. And that is what we’re trying to bring to the floor today.”“There are a number of chemicals that will be housed at that facility. You have Xylene, emulsion breaker, asphalt inhibitors among others. We don’t know the severity of these chemicals. Furthermore, they said they will have a lab there.Williams questioned what could be the purpose of a lab at the location and whether the United States (US) based company planned to start mixing chemicals. In addition, Williams claimed that Nalco does not have a comprehensive emergency plan. As a consequence, she said, the community at large is in danger.Businessman Kent Phillips, another Houston resident, noted that prior to John Fernandes buying the land, it was supposed to be for residential purposes. He noted that this is what he and other residents were told before they purchased their own properties.“On my transport, it stated that this is going to be an upscale housing development in Houston gardens. And what you see would have just been houses. I bought in 2010. Before I started building, I saw containers going up. We were told that the land was bought by John Fernandes for houses for their staff.”“After a few years, we were told that they would have hundreds of meters free and hundreds of meters of trees as a buff. That container terminal was not supposed to be there in the first place. So before, everything started with the terminal and now it starts with the chemical plant they’re building.”The residents emphasized that not only is the plant hazardous to them, but can have a ripple effect on the whole city. Besides the danger to residents, Private Sector Commission (PSC) Executive and resident, Ramesh Dookhoo, noted the danger a chemical spill could pose to other businesses.“They have five wells in the vicinity of D’Agauir Park and Thirst Park, the whole company depends on water for its business, this matter will be reported to our overseas franchise holders and experts are on their way to Guyana to decide how we will handle this matter,” he said.The EPA had previously put an ad in the print media informing the public of Nalco’s application for approval to construct the chemical storage facility. The facility, located at John Fernandes inland terminal in Industrial site, Ruimveldt, would service Exxon Mobil’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel during oil production.But though the application for approval is pending, one resident pointed out that construction works have already begun and materials were being assembled at the site. Efforts to contact officials from the EPA, including Director Dr. Vincent Adams, were futile.The John Fernandes Inland Terminal where Nalco plans to build the chemical plantlast_img read more

Kenya improve in latest FIFA rankings

first_imgHarambee Stars are not expected to have any international assignment until March when new head coach Paul Put is expected to have his entire team assembled as he builds up for September’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in Nairobi.Ghana, Kenya’s next competitive opponents have also moved one spot up and are placed 50th globally.Meanwhile, despite dropping one spot, Uganda remains the best placed East African team at position 75 while Rwanda is the best mover in the region, climbing seven places up to 113th.Tanzania have dropped a massive five places to 147th, Burundi down four places to 142nd while Ethiopia who will also face Kenya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers have risen two places to 143rd.Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt remain the top three placed African countries at 23rd, 27th and 31st worldwide.Globally, there has been no movement amongst the top 35 with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium remaining the best five national football teams in the world.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate after winning the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18- Despite inactivity in December, national football team Harambee Stars has moved one spot up in the latest FIFA rankings released last evening climbing from position 106 to 105.Stars had moved five places up in the last rankings released in December after the splendid CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup performance that saw them clinch a seventh title.last_img read more

So long, Deputy Fife

first_imgDon Knotts, who kept generations of TV audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show” and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on “Three’s Company,” has died. He was 81. Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at a Los Angeles hospital, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs his two signature shows. Griffith, who remained close friends with Knotts, said he had a brilliant comedic mind and wrote some of the show’s best scenes. “Don was a small man … but everything else about him was large: his mind, his expressions,” Griffith told The Associated Press on Saturday. “Don was special. There’s nobody like him. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “I loved him very much,” Griffith added. “We had a long and wonderful life together.” Unspecified health problems had forced Knotts to cancel an appearance in his native Morgantown in August. The West Virginia-born actor’s half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmys. The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top: The others are “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld.” The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs. As the bug-eyed deputy to Griffith, Knotts carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor. Knotts, whose shy, soft-spoken manner was unlike his high-strung characters, once said he was most proud of the Fife character and doesn’t mind being remembered that way. His favorite episodes, he said, were “The Pickle Story,” where Aunt Bee makes pickles no one can eat, and “Barney and the Choir,” where no one can stop him from singing. “I can’t sing. It makes me sad that I can’t sing or dance well enough to be in a musical, but I’m just not talented in that way,” he lamented. “It’s one of my weaknesses.” Knotts appeared on several other television shows. In 1979, he joined the cast of “Three’s Company,” also starring John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt. Early in his TV career, he was one of the original cast members of “The Steve Allen Show,” the comedy-variety show that ran from 1956-61. He was one of a group of memorable comics backing Allen that included Louis Nye, Tom Poston and Bill “Jose Jimenez” Dana. Knotts’ G-rated films were family fun, not box-office blockbusters. In most, he ends up the hero and gets the girl – a girl who can see through his nervousness to the heart of gold. In the part-animated 1964 film “The Incredible Mr. Limpet,” Knotts played a meek clerk who turns into a fish after he is rejected by the Navy. When it was announced in 1998 that Jim Carrey would star in a “Limpet” remake, Knotts responded: “I’m just flattered that someone of Carrey’s caliber is remaking something I did. Now, if someone else did Barney Fife, THAT would be different.” In the 1967 film “The Reluctant Astronaut,” co-starring Leslie Nielsen, Knotts’ father enrolls his wimpy son – operator of a Kiddieland rocket ride – in NASA’s space program. Knotts poses as a famous astronaut to the joy of his parents and hometown but is eventually exposed for what he really is, a janitor so terrified of heights he refuses to ride an airplane. In the 1969 film “The Love God?,” he was a geeky bird-watcher who is duped into becoming publisher of a naughty men’s magazine and then becomes a national sex symbol. Eventually, he comes to his senses, leaves the big city and marries the sweet girl next door. He was among an army of comedians from Buster Keaton to Jonathan Winters to liven up the 1963 megacomedy “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Other films include “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966); “The Shakiest Gun in the West” (1968); and a few Disney films such as “The Apple Dumpling Gang” (1974); “Gus” (1976); and “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” (1977). In 1998, he had a key role in the back-to-the-past movie “Pleasantville,” playing a folksy television repairman whose supercharged remote control sends a teen boy and his sister into a TV sitcom past. Knotts began his show biz career even before he graduated from high school, performing as a ventriloquist at local clubs and churches. He majored in speech at West Virginia University, then took off for the big city. “I went to New York cold. On a $100 bill. Bummed a ride,” he recalled in a visit to his hometown of Morgantown, where city officials renamed a street for him in 1998. Within six months, Knotts had taken a job on a radio Western called “Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders,” playing a wisecracking, know-it-all handyman. He stayed with it for five years, then came his series TV debut on “The Steve Allen Show.” He married Kay Metz in 1948, the year he graduated from college. The couple had two children before divorcing in 1969. Knotts later married, then divorced Lara Lee Szuchna. In recent years, he said he had no plans to retire, traveling with theater productions and appearing in print and TV ads for Kodiak pressure treated wood. The world laughed at Knotts, but it also laughed with him. He treasured his comedic roles and could point to only one role that wasn’t funny, a brief stint on the daytime drama “Search for Tomorrow.” “That’s the only serious thing I’ve done. I don’t miss that,” Knotts said. 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_imgECLIPSE CINEMAS: TRACTOR TED will only be on for TWO days – Sat 20th and Sun 21st @ 12noon – tickets €1.80/£1.50However, management are giving YOU the chance to win FREE tickets by answering the following simple question.Question: Name the TRACTOR that will be shown on the BIG SCREEN on 20th & 21st June? Prize: TWO sets of family tickets to see TRACTOR TEDEmail answer to: info@eclipsecinemas.comWinner will be chosen on Thursday 18th June.WIN TWO SETS OF FAMILY TICKETS TO SEE ‘TRACTOR TED’ AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Can you take on ‘The Cube’ to help fund Killea’s Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party?

first_imgContestants are gearing up to beat ‘The Cube’ in a charity event to raise funds for this year’s Killea/Nixon’s Corner Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party.Sponsored by Donaghy Safety Training, the event which replicates the hit ITV show The Cube, will be staged in An Grianan Hotel in Burt next Thursday from 7pm.The ‘game show’ style extravaganza will involve 40 participants and the organisers are hoping to attract 400 guests. Prize money of €500 is up for grabs for the winner of the event who finally beats The Cube on the night.Neil Donaghy, of sponsors Donaghy Safety Training, said: “The Cube event will see up to 40 contestants face tests of skill, concentration and physical ability. It promises to be great fun for those doing battle in the 10ft x10ft Perspex cube and those who come along to show their support.“We’re inviting everyone from the area to come along and bring their friends to what will be a terrific night’s entertainment. By doing so guests will help provide funds which are to the hosting of the Killea/Nixon’s Corner Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party.“We’re also delighted to announce that Killea’s very own international country music star David James will perform on the night,” Mr Donaghy added. The Cube event will take place in An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Doors open at 7pm with the fun commencing at 7:30pm. Music on the night will provided by country music star and Killea man David James.Tickets cost €10, to book your places contact Deirdre on 086 6033927 or Josephine on 087 1239223.Can you take on ‘The Cube’ to help fund Killea’s Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party? was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityChristmas PartyKilleaSenior Citizensthe cubelast_img read more


first_imgC.L.G Chill Chartha have now finished taking names for All Ireland Tickets. Further details of ticket allocation and availability will be clearer in the next few days. There will be a club meeting on Thursday 6th at 9pm in Towney and everyone is welcome All-Ireland The winning Lotto numbers were 7, 17, 18 and 28. No Jackpot winner. Draw winners were: €50 – Peadar Molloy, Leitir; €30 – Aoife Diver, Bavin; €20 – Mary B O’ Donnell, Straleel. Lotto Jackpot next week is €1900 . There was no winner of this weeks Bingo Jackpot and next week it will be €1300 on 46 numbers. Bingo winners Una O’Gara €150 , Connie McGinley €80 , Mary Carr €100, Anne Breslin €50, Mary Mc Gowan €70, Eileen Curran €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. New club gear is also now on sale and contact club officers for prices.GAA NEWS: KILCAR GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 3rd, 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

Marcroft returns in time for a Dons win

first_img “So far, so good this season,” Marcroft said. “We finally beat Mayfair this past Friday which was a big thing but I wasn’t there, I was in labor. “My dad was at the game calling me with updates but I was back today and I was happy we got the win.” Cerritos High girls volleyball coach Allison Marcroft was a little too busy on Friday to watch her team beat Mayfair. But on Wednesday, she returned to watch them remain in first place. Senior outside hitter Kristy Trimble had 16 kills and Kelsey Fong had 13 aces as the Dons defeated Glenn, 19-25, 25-21, 25-9, 25-19, in a Suburban League match at Cerritos High. The Dons (9-5, 8-0) remain one game ahead of Mayfair for first place. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For the record, Marcroft had a boy, Samuel Clifford Marcroft. Jessica Sanchez had 11 kills to lead the Eagles (4-12, 1-6). Mayfair 3, Bellflower 0 Senior outside hitter Jill Sorem had 21 digs and seven kills and sophomore setter Kelly Hasenjager had 26 assists as the Monsoons (10-8, 7-1) swept the host Buccaneers 25-20, 25-10, 25-19 in a Suburban League match. La Mirada 3, Artesia 0 center_img Senior middle blocker Katrina Rosales had seven kills to lead the Matadores past the visiting Pioneers 25-16, 25-16, 25-22 in a Suburban League match. BOYS WATER POLO Downey 10, Flintridge Prep 6 Senior driver Jarrett Powers scored five goals and senior utility player David Correa had three as the Vikings improved to 8-5 with a win over the visiting Rebels in nonleague action. GIRLS GOLF Mayfair 212, La Serna 261 Sophomore Ashley Johnson shot a 3-under par 36 and sophomore Lee Lopez fired a 37 for the Monsoons (10-1, 7-1) who defeated the Lancers in a Suburban League match at Lakewood Country Club. Freshman Emily Logan also shot a 38 for Mayfair, which will play La Serna again 2:30 p.m. today at Friendly Hills Country Club. Savanna 277, Warren 287 Sophomore Raquel Perez shot a 11-over par 47, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears lost to the Rebels (13-4, 6-2) in an Orange League match at Rio Hondo Country Club. Warren (1-7, 1-8) will resume action on Tuesday against Santa Ana Valley at David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley. Gahr 214, Valley Christian 293 Senior Henna Cho blistered the La Mirada Golf Course on Wednesday, firing a 2-under par 34 to lead the Gladiators (11-1) past the Crusaders (3-7) in a nonleague match. Freshman Victoria Fallgren also had a good round for Gahr, shooting a 35. GIRLS TENNIS Poly 10, Gahr 8 Freshman Monica Rodriguez won all three of her singles sets, and the doubles combination of Katie Campbell and Margaret Ivanov secured the win by winning their last set as the Jackrabbits (10-5) squeaked past the visiting Gladiators (10-4) in a nonleague match. Lakewood 14 Millikan 4 No. 1 singles player Stacey Tan and the No. 1 doubles team of Amy Chen-Lily Roble went undefeated to lead the Lancers (12-0, 8-0) to a Moore League win. Mimi Nguyen, who went 2-1, paced the Rams. Wilson 13 Cabrillo 5 The doubles team of Heather Tolksdorf and Madeline Segura went 3-0 to lead the Bruins (9-1, 7-1) to a Moore League win. The Jaguars were led by Courtney Petero, who went 3-0. Los Alamitos 12, Edison 6 Senior Brandy Andrews and sophomore Alyssa Nafarrete each won three singles sets for the Griffins (9-2, 6-0) who defeated the Chargers (8-8, 3-3) in a Sunset League match at Golden West College. Los Alamitos, which is ranked fifth in division II, will play Marina today at 3 p.m. at the Seal Beach Tennis Center. “This was a big win for us,” Griffins coach Debbie Fleming said. “The girls played really well and it was important for us to get off to a good start during the match.” Santa Margarita 14, St. Joseph 4 Senior Justine Abella and sophomore Katherine Guimapang each won two sets in singles action but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles (10-6, 5-1) defeated the visiting Jesters (8-7, 1-5) in a Serra League match. St. Joseph will play Mater Dei today at the Los Caballeros Tennis Center in Fountain Valley at 3:15 p.m. SURFING Wilson 81, Costa Mesa Calvary Chapel 63 Junior Jordan Ramos won the boys shortboard with a mark of 8.0 and sophomore Sophia Bartlow took first place in the girls standup with a score of 7.0 as the Bruins (3-0, 2-0) defeated the Warriors in a Sea View League match at Orange Street in Newport Beach. 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_imgThe North West 10K committee make the announcements of their charities.The 19th North West 10k was launched in the Mount Errigal Hotel tonight where the four benefiting charities from this year’s event were announced by the organising committee. The benefiting charities this year are the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Blood Bike North West and the Donegal Youth Service.The event has brought in nearly €700,000 for 30 charities since 1997 and that fundraising drive will continue on Sunday, May 3rd in Letterkenny. Organisers are hoping that around 3,000 people will gather at the Community Centre for the hugely successful charity event.Chairperson James Boyle said the 10k organization was delighted to again have the same sponsors on board Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure and Donegal Daily.Com.Over 20 organisations expressed an interest initially in being one of the main charities this year.Mr Boyle thanked everyone for their help in making the 10K the huge success it has become. In particular he thanked the Gardai for their co-operation on the day and running up to the event.Members of the four charities chosen to benefit outlined the work of their groups and expressed their thanks for being chosen by the North West 10K committee.Among those who attended tonight’s launch was County Manager Seamus Nealy, former Olympian Danny McDaid and councillors James Pat McDaid and Gerry McMonagle.The charity race and walk takes place on Sunday, May 3rd in Letterkenny starting at 2pm. For further details visit the website at www.northwest10k.com.FOUR CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM NORTH-WEST 10K EVENT NAMED was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 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:charitiesdonegalNorth West 10klast_img read more