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Practice is On for Tarpon Hoops

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSCole Pinkerton and Jason Lowe stretch during practice. Photo by Larry Gage.Practice has started for the Port Isabel High basketball team and optimism is the order of the day. The Press found head coach Mike Hazelton and the players in Tarpon Gym this week working on their shots and getting in basketball shape.“The kids have been doing a good job,” Hazelton said Monday. “We’re trying to get them in basketball shape, and that’s where we’re at for the first few days.”Actually, these guys are ahead of the game when it comes to general conditioning, because they’ve been playing the game and working out in general for months. It only became official last week.“Those games are not always as intense as the high school games, because you’re playing two, three, four games in one day,” Hazelton told the Press. He referred to the summer league games and tournaments most of the players have been playing since last spring. “You only have so much energy you can expend. So, for the most part, you’re trying to condition them for one game a day.”The change in personnel is a constant, year-to-year process: players graduate out of the program, and new ones come up from the freshmen and JV ranks.“We’ve got some kids coming up from JV. I believe they lost three games last year. It’s next man up–that’s just the nature of high school basketball.”“It’s a lot of conditioning and running,” third year Varsity veteran Cole Pinkerton said. “We need to get in shape. We’re just working on the little things right now that are important. We’re not getting too much into plays or anything.”“We’ll start mixing in some different sets and plays as we go along this week,” Hazelton said.“I was ready,” Pinkerton said. “Some people weren’t, and you can tell when they’re gasping for air and asking for water every five minutes. It just takes a little time. Some of the football kids came in today and we’ll see if they’re in condition. The football guys bring a lot of physicality.”“It’s going great,” senior guard Dennis Lozano told the Press. “It’s going to be a different offense this year.”Daniel Rinza talked about team chemistry. “We’re all just getting ready to start the season. I think we started getting the team chemistry going way before our practices started. Our chemistry’s there already. The San Benito tournament gave us a big shot of confidence.”Scrimmages start next week, and the first game will be against Brownsville Jubilee at Tarpon Gym. Share RelatedSenior Hoops Player Lozano Ready to GoBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon basketball player Dennis Lozano can’t wait for hoops season to get here.  He is one of those Port Isabel High players who never seems to stop working on his game and trying to get better.  The Press found him outside Tarpon…October 18, 2019In “Sports”Tarpon Hoops Practice Starts Next WeekBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS If we’re in the middle of the district season of football, basketball season can’t be far away.   In fact, practice for Port Isabel boys’ hoops is set to start next Wednesday, October 30th. The Press found head Tarpon basketball coach, Mike Hazelton, in…October 25, 2019In “News”Varsity Hoops Player Pinkerton Eager to Get StartedBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton is ready to go.  The third-year Varsity hoops player has been hard at work on his game ever since the end of last year’s basketball season and he is ready to hit the hard court running when practice begins this week. …November 1, 2019In “Features”last_img read more

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Western youngsters benefit from Real Madrid clinic

first_imgApproximately 50 children, ages nine to 14 years from the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland were the beneficiaries of a two-day football clinic which was held in Negril by the Real Madrid Foundation and the Sandals Foundation at the weekend.The youngsters, drawn from schools across the parishes, were taken through physical, mental and technical drills under the guidance of world-famous coach, Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia, of the Real Madrid Foundation in Spain. Garcia has been with the Spanish giants, Real Madrid, for 10 years and working with the Real Madrid Foundation for the last four years. Selection criteria “The selection of the kids was based on not just their abilities, but also their enthusiasm and so forth, and it gives them an opportunity to learn really from the world’s best at the Real Madrid Foundation academy,” Liz Kaiser, director of partnership marketing at Unique Vacations, said.“The partnership between the Sandals Foundation and the Real Madrid Foundation started in the summer of 2018. It was a year in the making. It is important for us not only to bring this opportunity for international guests staying at our resorts but equally important to be able to involve local children because both the Sandals and Real Madrid foundations align so well, and share the same common goals of empowering youth through sports.”Jervene Simpson, regional public relations manager at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa, in outlining the areas from which the youngsters were drawn, said special emphasis was placed on getting participants from all over the region.“We have a number of students from Cove, Rhodes Hall, Green Island, Dias, Cacoon, and then we go into Hopewell, some [ were]sent by the coaches and institutions from St James, then from Westmoreland all over, Orange Hill, Savanna-la-Mar, Llandilo, Negril, so we have pretty much covered the three parishes,” Simpson said. The two-day clinic, which was the first to be staged under the partnership between the Sandals and Real Madrid foundations, was done complimentary for all the participants.“We are going to take it (the clinic) to Turks and Caicos in January, where other resorts are located, and then we will also have two international clinics for guests, who are paying,” Kaiser explained.“This one is open to the children complimentary. For us, it is really an opportunity to not only show them physically but also mentally, skills like confidence, teamwork and perseverance, and those skills will guide them through life.”last_img read more

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SCSU Football Wins Season Opener

first_img Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 The St. Cloud State football team won their season opener 41-26 last night in Marshall against Southwest Minnesota State.  The Huskies trailed 26-17 at halftime but outscored the Mustangs 24-0 in the 2nd half.St. Cloud State’s ground game was led by Joe Blando who ran for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Dwayne Lawhorn threw for 210 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception for SCSU.St. Cloud State will host Winona State at 6pm Saturday September 9 in their home opener, pregame on WJON at 5:30. 720p HD 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1/1last_img read more

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TDOE releases first school reopening tool kit for school districts

first_imgCounseling Early Childhood The forthcoming reopening toolkits will also be robust resources to dig deeper into considerations, best practices, and recommendations around additional critical topics. The following toolkits will be released following this schedule:Tuesday, June 16, 2020TechnologyWellbeing & Mental Health Nonpublic SchoolsAccess & OpportunityPostsecondary Transitions Thursday, June 18, 2020StaffingProfessional Development Governance Friday, June 19, 2020Health & Public HealthSchool ImprovementSafety & Operations NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education has released the first five reopening toolkits in a series of 20+ topic-specific resources to help guide district leaders in local decision-making for school reopening this fall. In addition to the Overview Guide for LEAs, which serves as a high-level guidance document to provide broad questions and considerations for local districts, there will be 26 toolkits released over the next two weeks focused on key topics to assist Tennessee’s district and school leaders as they make local reopening plans.“These reopening toolkits represent an incredible amount of work done across our districts and the department to gather best practices, recommendations, and information that will help spur critical and creative thinking about how our state—and our nation—navigates a completely new era of education,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We hope these toolkits provide our district and school leaders with considerations and guidance as they make the best local decisions for the upcoming school year.”The department will continue to update toolkits after release to reflect district practices.Today, these are the first five toolkits that are available for districts to utilize:School Nutrition: By building upon experiences of the spring school closures in 2020, districts should inform strategies on how to ensure continuity of meal services through new and evolving contexts. This toolkit provides an overview for district leaders and local school nutrition directors on strategies and considerations to approach re-opening of schools, exploring alternative nutrition operations, and capturing the best practices from the spring closures.Transportation: School transportation plays a key role in school operations and the opportunities to support student wellbeing. This toolkit provides an overview of considerations, strategies, and resources to help districts ensure that student transportation continues to play a support role to students in keeping them as safe as possible going to and from school.Special Populations: Just as supporting our special populations during school closure required additional intentionality, such will be the case upon reopening. This toolkit focuses on reopening strategies for continuing educational opportunities and services regarding our special populations, including special education and English learners.Finance: Faced with economic uncertainties that may impact district budgets, finance directors will need to rethink fiscal strategies, leverage federal grant flexibilities and opportunities, and pursue competitive grants while maintaining strong internal practices on data quality and fiscal controls. This toolkit will provide district leaders with financial-related action items and considerations for the reopening of schools.Implementation Guide Templates:Tennessee Department of Education Pathway Selection Tool: This tool is designed to assist districts as they review and make plans based off considerations in the reopening toolkits.2020-21 School Calendar Template: This calendar workbook is a template designed to help school districts make decisions on school calendars for the 2020-21 school year. Procedures and videos Monday, June 22, 2020Continuous Learning Plans, Template, and ExampleExpanded Planning ToolThe reopening toolkits, along with other guidance documents and resources, are available to schools and districts on the Tennessee Department of Education’s reopening guidance webpage.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/15/2020-5:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter Consolidated Funding Wednesday, June 17, 2020AcademicsCharter Schools Assessing Student Learninglast_img read more

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Logos that Should be Added

first_imgAll Activity SportsLogos.Net 1 184 posts Sports Logo News This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post 6,684 posts 2 posts Odd.  Logos that Should be Added 0 Link to post basketball AHL Outdoor Classic (Whale Bowl 2010/2011) There was a cease and desist, I believe. Followers 1 JayMac Sports Logos 3,326 Forums Home JayMac farachini Posted October 20, 2016 TheHydroPole football 0 Members Share on other sites Forums Home Members 156 Sign in to follow this   Share this post 156 Link to post 0 farachini 156 Share on other sites I’ve noticed the Premier League page does not work. Not sure how much Chris visits the boards anymore, but I am sure it’s an easy fix. soccer 0center_img Posted October 20, 2016 TheHydroPole Recommended Posts 156 Share on other sites 3,326 156 baseball Followers 1 Posted October 20, 2016 There was a cease and desist, I believe. Logos that Should be Added 184 posts For having large, transparent background versions of the logo? By farachini, October 20, 2016 in Sports Logo News 3,326 Logos that Should be Added Link to post 156 Members Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   Posted October 20, 2016 hockey I’ve noticed the Premier League page does not work. Not sure how much Chris visits the boards anymore, but I am sure it’s an easy fix. TheHydroPole TheHydroPole 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Just now, jmac11281 said: 2 minutes ago, Xamboni said: Sports Logos Go To Topic Listing 0 SportsLogos.Net FKA – jmac11281 Members All Activity Share this postlast_img read more

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Red card for idle carrying! – NEWS 360 – SPORTS

first_imgLondon: In the wake of the Kovid outbreak, it has been banned from intentionally coughing or spitting on the ground during a football match, a decision taken by the English Football Association.The referee may no longer show a yellow card or a red card for coughing or spitting on the ground near the opponent or near the officials. Coughing and spitting on the ground would be considered similar to the offense of insulting with unnecessary words. Natural cough is not a problem except in the presence of others.last_img read more

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French Open Recap (Women): Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Tournament As Top Two Seeds…

first_img23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the ongoing French Open as a result of a right pectoral muscle injury.Serena Williams, 36, was initially expected to face rival Maria Sharapova of Russia in the fourth round.While speaking about the reason behind her withdrawal, Serena Williams said: “I’ve had issues with the right pectoral muscle to the point where I can’t serve.”“I’ll have a scan. I won’t know about Wimbledon until I get the results.” she added.According to the three-time French Open champion, she noticed the problem during her third-round win over German 11th seed Julia Gorges on Saturday.The mother of one also talked about how she tried to manage the injury during her doubles match with sister Venus on Sunday.She said: “I tried lots of taping and support to see how it felt in match circumstances.”“It is hard to play when I can’t physically serve. I’ve never had this injury before, I’ve never felt it in my life and it was so painful.“I don’t know how to manage it.” she concluded.Her opponent Sharapova was kind enough to send a message of recovery to Serena Williams as she said: “I wish her a speedy recovery and hope she returns to the tour soon.”Two-time winner Sharapova will now play 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza for a place in the last four as the Spaniard was 2-0 up in the opening set of her match against Lesia Tsurenko before the Ukrainian retired hurt.The top two seeds namely Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki posted different results from their last 16 games.World number one Halep defeated Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-2 6-1 to ensure that the Romanian will now face 12th seeded German Angelique Kerber for a place in the semifinal.Kerber saw off home favourite Caroline Garcia 6-2 6-3 in her last 16 clash.Second seed Caroline Wozniacki has, however, crashed out after she was beaten by Daria Kasatkina of Russia.The Dane suffered a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 defeat to 14th seed Kasatkina who will now face 10th seeded American Sloane Stephens for the right to secure a last four spot.Relatedlast_img read more

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How Pogba Inspired France To Second Round Win Over Argentina In Russia(See Details)

first_imgRelated The account of how Manchester United star Paul Pogba inspired France to a crucial win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina has been revealed.France defeated Argentina 4-3 in their round of 16 clash at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia with goals from Les Blues players Kylian Mbappe (2), Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard, while Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero got the goals for the 1978 and 1986 champions in Kazan.In a TF1 documentary entitled “Les Bleus 2018: au cœur de l’épopée russe” (“The Blues 2018, at the heart of their Russian epic”), Pogba was seen giving the team talk ahead of the game after manager Didier Deschamps had spoken.He was quoted as follows: “The details boys. Fellas! We want warriors on the pitch today.”“I don’t want to go home tonight. Me, this evening, I’m not going home. Tomorrow, we’re staying at the hotel. “We’re going to eat that f—ing sauteed pasta again. I don’t give a s—, we’re not going home. We’re going to finish happy. I want us to have a party tonight.“I want everyone. Today, we run ourselves to death out on the pitch. No one lets anyone else down. No one drops off. On the pitch, we’re all together. Good guys and warriors. Soldiers. We’re going to kill them today, these Argentines. Messi or no Messi, we don’t give a s—.“We’re coming to win the f—ing World Cup. We have to get through this to do that. Come on boys!” He concluded.last_img read more

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Wage cut threatens Kingston’s stay with Hearts

first_imgGhana midfielder Laryea Kingston’s future with Scottish side is hanging in the balance after the club owner ordered the coach to halve the wage bill.Last week saw majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov paid a surprise visit to Edinburgh, during which he and manager Jim Jefferies discussed their plans for the future.The latter confirmed this morning he was under orders to reduce the wage bill after the controversial Romanov warned he would no longer tolerate “mercenaries” at Tynecastle.Kingston is the club’s best player and highest earner but a fall-out with previous coach Csaba Laszlo cast doubt over Kingston’s future.The Ghanaian has improved since Jefferies took over but the new coach claims he could bring success to Hearts, even if he is forced to halve the wage bill by Vladimir Romanov.Romanov’s directive casts further doubt on the futures of captain Michael Stewart, midfielder Kingston and striker Christian Nade, all of whom are out of contract at the end of the season and all of whom are thought to be among the biggest earners at the club. Defender Jose Goncalves has already rejected a new deal and is set to quit Tynecastle this summer.Jefferies said: “The ones who are out of contract, we can sit down in a couple of weeks and look at the situation and ask them what they’re thinking.“And if you have to cut the wage bill then you might not be able to afford them because they might get a better offer elsewhere.”The vastly experienced Jefferies insists he has no problem with the Lithuania-based businessman’s vision, claiming he had operated under far tighter constraints in the past.“I’ve been in this game along enough,” said the 59-year-old former Kilmarnock and Bradford boss. “I keep going to chairmen and they keep telling me to cut wage bills!“So that’s not a problem – this one’s probably a little bit easier.“Maybe that’s one of the reasons I’m here, so that we can get the wage bill down and still bring in players and build a side that make us successful.”He added: “The wage bill will still be a good wage bill.“Sometimes, you go to other clubs and you wonder how you’re going to do it. “But, in this case, even cutting the wage bill down will still be sufficient.“That’s the good thing from my point of view.“Even if I halve the wage bill here, it would still be a decent wage bill to expect the team to do extremely well.”Jefferies believes Romanov is as committed as ever to Hearts and insisted he had yet to suffer the kind of direct interference that irked his many predecessors.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

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Angels at A’s: Monday game time, TV channel, starting pitchers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE PITCHERSANGELS RHP PARKER BRIDWELL (7-2, 3.52)vs. A’s: 0-0, 21.00At Coliseum: First gameHates to face: None Loves to face: NoneA’S RHP CHRIS SMITH (0-4, 6.27)vs. Angels: 0-1, 7.71At Coliseum: 0-1, 3.83Hates to face: NoneLoves to face: NoneUPCOMING matchupsTuesday: Angels (RHP Garrett Richards, 1-0, 0.00) at A’s (RHP Kendall Graveman, 4-4, 4.54), 7 p.m., Fox Sports WestWednesday: Angels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 1-4, 4.89) at A’s (LHP Sean Manaea, 9-9, 4.52), 12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Westcenter_img ANGELS at A’SWhen: Today, 1 p.m.TV: Fox Sports WestWhere: Oakland Coliseumlast_img read more

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Tom Hanks gifts White House Press Corps with espresso machine

first_imgABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON D.C.) — In an attempt to keep them honest — and caffeinated — Tom Hanks has gifted the White House Press Corps with an espresso machine. It’s apparently a tradition dating back to 2004 — when President George W. Bush was reelected to a second term. The gift was accompanied by a typewritten note, in true Tom Hanks fashion — the actor is a typewriter enthusiast.“Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” the note reads. “Especially for the Truth part.”Journalists, it’s well known, basically live on coffee alone — well, not alone, as ABC News’ Jonathan Karl joked in a tweet of gratitude to the star. “Thank you, @tomhanks – greatly appreciate the coffee; bourbon wouldn’t hurt either.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Neuer signs new Bayern deal until 2023

first_imgThe announcement ends weeks of speculation over the Bayern captain’s future, with widespread reports that talks between player and club had hit the rocks.“During the weeks of the shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, I didn’t want to make a decision because nobody knew if, when and how Bundesliga football would continue,” Neuer said in a statement.“I look to the future with great optimism. I feel very comfortable and at home in Bavaria.”Last month the Bild daily reported that Neuer and his agent Thomas Kroth were demanding a five-year deal with a salary of 20 million euros ($22 million) per season.Neuer had revealed his irritation both at the status of the talks and that details were being leaked to the media.A World Cup winner in 2014 with Germany, Neuer joined Bayern from Schalke in 2011 and has won almost everything with the Bavarian giants, with seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and the 2013 Champions League to his name.The 34-year-old is on course to win his eighth league crown with Bayern after a 2-0 win at Union Berlin on Sunday that maintained his team’s four-point lead at the top of the table as the Bundesliga became the first major European league to return from the coronavirus shutdown.last_img read more

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Impressions of depression

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT A LOT of people know about bits and pieces of Geoff Miller’s life. They probably know he’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Premier says road critics are out of step

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Premier Daniel Andrews has defended his government’s works on the Monash Freeway, despite drawing criticism from Federal…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Klopp: Liverpool will sign quality

first_imgLiverpool have been ravaged by injuries in the Premier League this season, with stars Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Jordon Henderson and Joel Matip all spending time on the sidelines.Klopp has lamented the number of injuries in 2016-17 and the German manager knows Liverpool must be active in the transfer market as they juggle the addition of another tournament – the Merseyside club currently occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth heading into the final game of the season.”We need to be strong because around us we’ll have a lot of quality and they will be stronger so we will be strong – one hundred per cent,” Klopp told Omnisport.”Yes, different options, we have another tournament to play. So that’s clear, we know about everything and still then, you need to be kind of lucky with injuries. Because the injuries we had this year were not injuries from training but in the games it was knocks and ankle and ligament and really, things you have no influence on. It happened in the challenge, we didn’t do it on the training ground and problems here and problems there.”So these significant injuries they were all from the pitch, they were all from the game. So can you say, can you sort this problem? One hundred per cent, no. But again we learnt a lot and we will bring in quality.”Liverpool are yet to cement a top-four place as the race for the Champions League goes down to the wire.Klopp’s men are fourth, two points adrift of third-placed Manchester City but only a point clear of Arsenal, who sit in the Europa League position.While Klopp is happy to finish in the top four, nothing compares to claiming silverware – the club’s most recent title coming via the EFL Cup in 2011-12.”The good thing is to win the Champions League, so you win a trophy and you have Champions League football next season,” added Klopp, whose Liverpool close out their season at home to relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday.”That’s the best thing, or being champions, so you have a trophy and the Champions League. Or the FA Cup.”Maybe top four is more important from a financial point of view but there’s no alternative to winning trophies. There’s no alternative. It’s always what we’re all playing for. No one goes into a final and thinks it’s not that important.”last_img read more