Sweden to improve on skills for upcoming matches

first_imgThe European team lost to North Korea 2-0 on Sunday, November 13 at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby.  Sweden head coach Calle Barrling said after the match that his team needs to improve on their attacking skills in order to score goals.Barrling explained that the Swedish women defended very well in their opening match however the North Koreans were very skillful in their attacking.“North Korea is a very good team and probably besides Japan they’re big favorites in the tournament.“We unfortunately were not that skillful to score and the players got too anxious in their defending which stressed them out.“We really have to improve on our defense and skills before our next match,” Barrling said.Sweden takes on home side Papua New Guinea in the second round on Wednesday, November 16 at the SJG stadium.PNG also lost in their World Cup opener to Brazil 9-0.PNG coach Lisa Cole said, “We need to do a better job especially against Sweden on Wednesday or we will be in big trouble.”Meantime, Barrling said his players have settled in well adapting to the environment despite the very humid weather.“We’ve been very welcomed, you’re very friendly people and we appreciate that everyone including the fans are very supportive and so we’re enjoying our stay here,” he said.last_img read more

Atalanta fight back against City as Walker ends up in goal

first_imgManchester City were made to wait to book a place in the Champions League knockout stages after Atalanta came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at San Siro on Wednesday.Raheem Sterling finished off a flowing City move early on before Gabriel Jesus squandered a golden chance to double their lead by rolling a tame penalty wide on the brink of halftime.Pep Guardiola’s side were made to pay for their profligacy when Mario Pasalic’s bullet header levelled the scores early in the second half.The home side threatened to snatch a winner after substitute City keeper Claudio Bravo was sent off late on, to be replaced in goal by outfield player Kyle Walker for the closing stages.City remain top of Group C with 10 points, five ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb, while the draw earned Atalanta their first point in the competition.last_img read more

Narbonne holds on

first_img“I knew it was coming,” Douglas said of the Mira Costa comeback attempt. “Then we scored on T-Gray’s touchdown to start the half, I thought we might be all right, but Mira Costa is a great team that never quits. “We were playing not to lose instead of going for the win, myself included, and got too conservative. I told the guys at the start of the fourth quarter that we had to open it back up again. And when we did that, we started driving.” After Gray’s 80-yard scoring run – his third rushing TD of the night – gave Narbonne a 33-7 lead at the start of the second half, Mira Costa scored 20 straight points to close within a touchdown. And Narbonne’s memories of past years began to flood its psyche. “You definitely start to think about it,” said Gray, who had 114 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries while adding a 7-yard touchdown reception. “But at a certain point, you’ve just got to believe in your team and let it go.” Kelly led the valiant Mira Costa comeback attempt, throwing for 237 of his 308 yards and all four of his touchdowns in the second half. Kelly finished 17-for-34 passing overall and had a 1-yard scoring run that put Mira Costa ahead, 7-0. Kelly hit six different receivers, most notably Johnny Cleator (131 yards, 2 TDs, 5 catches) and Jon Personius (110 yards, 1 TD, 7 catches). Mira Costa running back Adrien Dotson contributed 149 rushing yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and had one receiving touchdown. “Tonight they got out a bit farther than in the previous games, and we can’t get down like that in the first half,” Mira Costa coach Don Morrow said. “We dug ourselves quite a hole, and they have some terrific athletes, and they got us with their superior quickness. “But the best thing we had going is that we had a lot of spirit. There was no quit on this team.” Narbonne lost a second-half fumble, had 11 penalties for 85 yards and several defensive lapses before finally recovering. The first half was testament to Narbonne’s athleticism. Byron Moore returned Mira Costa’s first kickoff 56 yards to set up a 2-yard scoring run by Gray. Narbonne’s Sean Parker made a first-quarter interception that set up another big play – Moore’s 20-yard touchdown reception off a picture-perfect, 20-yard halfback pass from senior Eddie Mendivil, who was Narbonne’s starting quarterback as a sophomore. That gave Narbonne a 12-7 lead. Moten had a 73-yard run to set up a 1-yard scoring run by Gray and a 19-7 lead with 19 seconds left in the first quarter. Deonta Douglas sacked Kelly in the second quarter and forced a fumble, setting up a 6-yard scoring run from Moten for a 26-7 halftime lead. Defensive end Tim Tucker also had three sacks. Narbonne was determined to create a a different outcome. “I couldn’t let Mira Costa come back on us again, especially after the last two years,” Moten said. “We prepared so much for this game because it meant so much to us. I felt I had to lead the team.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DOGFIGHT: Gauchos still undefeated after fending off Mira Costa’s spirited rally. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Coach Manuel Douglas said he did not get too excited as Narbonne sliced through the Mira Costa defense in the first half with its superior athleticism. Douglas remained composed even as Narbonne opened a 26-point lead when Thomas Gray scored on an 80-yard touchdown run to start the second half. Douglas remembered all too well how Narbonne had held first-half leads over Mira Costa the last two years only to see the Mustangs storm back with their unrelenting and gritty attitude. So when Mira Costa fought back on Thursday night, Douglas and the Gauchos were ready for it. Quarterback Josh Moten rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for 85 yards and another score as Narbonne outlasted Mira Costa, 47-39, for a nonleague win for the first time in the three-year series. Narbonne also rushed for 387 yards. Mira Costa (1-2) had a shot to tie it at the end, but linebacker Adrian Ferns hit quarterback Sean Kelly’s arm as he was trying to complete a fourth-down pass with 50 seconds left. The ball fell incomplete, allowing Narbonne (3-0) to breathe a sigh of relief. last_img read more

Strong duo pace Quartz Hill golfers

first_imgFriga and Dilger, who are among the league’s best golfers, have contrasting playing styles to go along with their different personas. Friga has a more traditional upright stance, and Dilger has a more compact swing. Their games, however, are strikingly similar. Both have powerful swings and excellent short games. “Even though they both generate a great deal of power, the way they generate that power is different,” Quartz Hill coach Stu Manthey said. “Their swings are different, but their approach to the game and their shots are very similar, which is unique considering their different personalities.” Friga and Dilger are products of different athletic backgrounds, giving up soccer and softball, respectively, to pursue a sport where scholarships abound. Friga played AYSO since she was 5 and two years of club for the Antelope Valley-based Heat team until suffering an ankle injury before starting high school. Dilger came from a softball background, playing T-ball since she was 4. Friga said the athleticism she developed playing soccer has benefited her golf career. “It’s not like swinging a bat in softball, but playing soccer, I got stronger and more athletic and that definitely helps in golf, plus it makes you more aggressive,” she said. “Sometimes aggression helps you in golf.” Dilger’s mother, Andrea, played on the softball, tennis and volleyball teams when she attended Quartz Hill High. In addition to getting used to a different grip, Dilger had to learn a more vertical multiplaned swing that is different from a flatter one-plane softball swing. “It’s like a Ferris wheel rather than a carousel,” she said. Both players are pursuing collegiate golf careers. Friga is being recruited by perennial state power College of the Canyons, but said Santa Clara University tops her wish list. Dilger, who’s involved in Quartz Hill’s prestigious International Baccalaureate program, has scheduled unofficial visits at Northwestern and Notre Dame. “They’re both kids who work hard in the classroom and in athletics,” Manthey said. “The girls that are around par like they are pretty special, and both are going to be playing college golf at some level.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsOn Oct. 2, Quartz Hill shot a 205 on a nine-hole par-36 course at Antelope Valley Country Club that’s believed to be the lowest recorded score in league history. “Ayla and I are both veterans and there are a lot of younger girls on the team so we both feel like we should make them feel more comfortable,” Dilger said. “I know my freshman year I didn’t know anyone on the team and it was awkward because I was a starter and nobody made an effort to talk to me and make sure I was comfortable.” In addition to forging friendships, the extra training has produced drastically improved scores. Friga has shed nearly seven strokes from her scoring averages, which are now in the high 30s. Others on the team have seen their scores plummet, too. Dilger, the more experienced of the two, averages a 37. QUARTZ HILL – Quartz Hill High golf standouts Ayla Friga and Katie Dilger are consummate teammates in a sport dominated by individuals. Friga, a senior, and Dilger, a junior, took it upon themselves to build team unity and golf skills, organizing extra practices over the summer and on weekends when the high school season began last month. Their leadership has Quartz Hill on course to win its fourth consecutive Golden League title despite heavy graduation losses. Although their leadership styles contrast greatly Dilger is the more vocal of the two they’ve combined to help produce one of the league power’s best teams. last_img read more

Board OKs jail plan

first_imgFirst District Supervisor Gloria Molina said that the county is putting a lot of money into this solution but was still skeptical. “We’re treading water here,” she said. Baca was cautious too, saying the faces inside the county’s jail system have changed significantly over time and that many of today’s jail inmates are hard-core criminals who belong in prison. He said that about 95 percent of the county’s jail convictions are the result of plea bargaining and that if judges feel strongly about that, then they should send these people to prison – but that would require trials on an already overburdened criminal court system. The sheriff’s proposal on Tuesday also included canceling a contract with California’s prison system that housed prisoners in county jails. The move will open up an additional 1,290 beds. Those prison inmates living in county jails will be transferred to state prisons incrementally over the next six months, said Anna Pembedjian, justice deputy to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The county has earmarked funds in this year’s budget to cover the cost of jail expansion and construction. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“We can re-prioritize the early-release program, and keep offenders in for much longer,” Baca said. Doors to the new facility planned for Pitchess are expected to open by 2010. Meanwhile, there will be public hearings and environmental impact reports conducted for Sybil and Pitchess. Eventually, female inmates will be moved to both facilities from Lynwood’s Century Regional Detention Facility, a high-security jail with about 1,460 cells, where county officials hope to transfer male inmates from other jails who need more isolation. Women were moved to the previously closed Lynwood facility in March from Twin Towers to make more room for men there, following violent clashes in the county jails that left two dead and hundreds injured. Although supervisors unanimously approved the expansion proposal, some wondered if the plan goes far enough to address the county’s future prison needs. A $257-million plan approved Tuesday to reduce overcrowding in Los Angeles County jails could add about 1,000 inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center. Los Angeles County Supervisors voted unanimously to back the plan, which includes building a medium-security facility for women at Pitchess and reopening the Sybil Brand Institute – an East Los Angeles women’s jail that closed in 1998 – where another 1,000 females will be housed. The measure is less drastic and cheaper than some presented to the board last month by the Sheriff’s Department and the county’s chief administrative officer. Ranging up to $1 billion, those plans also could have delivered up to 2,400 more inmates to the Castaic jail complex, now home to 9,000 inmate. With more county jail space, Sheriff Lee Baca on Tuesday said the department can reevaluate its early-release program. With fewer beds than inmates, the department says it has been forced to release inmates early, with many serving just 10 percent of their sentences. last_img read more

140th SHS Alumni Banquet April 28

first_imgFor group sales of 10 or more, contact organizer Shirley Nale at 812.883.2176.This year’s 25 year speaker will be Tracy Stephenson Weaver and the 50 year speaker will be William (Bill) Fielding.  Weaver is a 1992 SHS graduate and a 1995 graduate of Franklin College where she earned a BA in Journalism, with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. She currently works with Wonder Valley Christian Camp, trains facilitators for Living Free Community of Washington County and owns her own web design company. She and her husband, Dave (who is a 1988 SHS grad) have three children – Ethan, Zane and Trinity. They are members of the South Liberty Church in Palmyra. Bill Fielding graduated from SHS with the class of 1967. He attended Purdue University with a BS in Chemistry in 1971. He completed his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and received his Transition to Teaching degree from Indiana Wesleyan. Bill initially worked at Bata Shoe Company in Salem as a plant engineer before joining the R & D department at Michigan Chemical in St. Louis. When his daughter Rebecca was born, he and his wife, Norma, took a five year sabbatical from their jobs in Chicago to join Norma’s family farming operation in Orange and Lawrence Counties. Following their time on the farm, the family moved to West Lafayette where Bill joined the Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. Throughout his career, Bill worked in research, international marketing and new product development. He has been part of and led a variety of teams and projects that resulted in 12 US patents and a variety of new products in the area of flame retardants. Bill enjoys wood working, stained glass, photography, reading and travel in his spare time. He and Norma have one daughter, Rebecca, currently working as an Occupational Therapist in the Indianapolis area, but who is preparing to move to Nairobi, Kenya to work with special needs children. Those wishing to order tickets by mail should send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check made to Salem Alumni Association for the correct amount to: Shirley Nale, 786 North Deer Run Road, Salem, IN 47167 and the tickets will be mailed to you. The 140th Salem High School Alumni Banquet will be Friday, April 28 at 7p at Brooks Memorial Gym. Honor classes are 1967, 1992 and 2017.Tickets are $14 per person and will be on sale now through April 22 at LaGene Jewelers, Lincks Clothing and House of Fashion in Salem. last_img read more

IU Cream and Crimson Game This Thursday

first_imgThe 2017 Indiana Football Cream & Crimson Game will take place on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.Former Super Bowl winning head coach and current Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden will be a special guest at this year’s game. Below is a breakdown of the evening activities on April 13.Youth Football Clinic – 5 p.m.Memorial Stadium FieldChildren ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a special one-hour youth football clinic on the Memorial Stadium Field. The non-contact clinic (no helmets or pads) will feature different stations led by former Hoosier football players and coaches. Children participating in the clinic must have a signed waiver. Parents and guardians should bring clinic participants to the east side of Memorial Stadium for check-in. Stadium gates open at 4:45 p.m.Spring Game Tailgate Party/Fan and Kids Zone – 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.Free Hot Dogs, Brats, Chips & DrinksFree hot dogs, brats, chips and drinks will be available in the east side tailgating lot of Memorial Stadium. Additionally, inflatable games, the Old Oaken Bucket Football Toss and Selfie Stations will be available to fans. IU Football schedule posters, team rosters, and schedule cards will be distributed as well. Memorial Stadium concessions stands will also be open that evening for the game. Special behind-the-scenes tours of Memorial Stadium will be available to fans from 5:45-6:45 p.m. For seating at the game, please enter through the East side stadium gates only.  2017 Cream & Crimson Game7 p.m. – Memorial StadiumFresh off their appearance in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl, catch a preview of the 2017 Indiana Hoosiers. Admission to the Cream & Crimson Game is free. Players will warm-up starting at approximately 6 p.m. For seating, at the game, please enter through the East side stadium gates only. Follow @OurIndiana on Twitter or IU Athletics on Facebook for updates regarding Spring Game.last_img read more

Columbus Catholic boys basketball edges Assumption

first_imgDons start season 2-0, host Loyal on TuesdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWISCONSIN RAPIDS — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a tight 54-51 victory over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Saturday as part of the Cranberry Classic at Assumption High School.The game was close throughout as the Dons led by two at halftime and went on to win by three.Hunter Schultz scored 16 points, Nick Malovrh had 15, and Evan Nikolai added 13 points for the Dons.Joe Grundhoffer led Assumption (1-1) with 20 points.The Dons host Loyal in their Cloverbelt Conference East Division opener Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)Dons 54, Royals 51Columbus Catholic 26 28 – 54Assumption 24 27 – 51COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (54): Billy Young 6, Matthias Gouin 0, Nick Malovhr 15, Evan Nikolai 13, Hunter Schultz 16, Tyler Fuerlinger 4, Charles Payant 0. Record: 2-0.ASSUMPTION (51): Jon Trickey 2, Brady Baltus 10, Joey Biebl 2, Jacob Sullivan 6, Trevor Newton 9, Dominic Schneieder 2, Joe Grundhoffer 20, Nathaniel Clark 0, Brandon Birkhauser 0. Record: 1-1.last_img read more

Neillsville wins defensive struggle against Spencer girls basketball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterNEILLSVILLE – Neillsville held Spencer to 24 percent shooting and just 12 first-half points on its way to a 39-26 victory in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Friday night at Neillsville High School.Neillsville (16-3, 12-2 Cloverbelt East) only shot 29 percent (13 of 45), but made seven 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers in the win.Spencer (11-8, 8-6 Cloverbelt East) made just 9 of 37 shots from the field and missed eight of its 13 free throw attempts.Lexi Baehr had nearly half of Spencer’s points, finishing with 12. No other Rocket had more than four.Eight different Neillsville players scored, with no one tallying more than seven.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 39, Rockets 26Spencer 12 14 – 26Neillsville 21 18 – 39SPENCER (26): Lexi Baehr 4-11 1-2 12, Nadia King 1-3 2-6 4, Sydney Kind 2-12 0-0 4, Macie Weber 1-5 2-2 4, Courtney Buss 1-3 0-1 2, Liz Endreas 0-3 0-2 0, Kallie Reckner 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica Becker 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 9-37. FT: 5-13. 3-pointers: 3-14 (Baehr 3-7, King 0-1, Buss 0-1, Kind 0-5). Rebounds: 32 (Weber 5). Turnovers: 19. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: Weber. Record: 11-8, 8-6 Cloverbelt East.NEILLSVILLE (39): Danielle Pfeiffer 3-6 0-0 7, Mindy Schoengarth 2-6 0-0 6, Morgan Hauge 2-4 0-0 6, Lauren Mesar 1-5 4-6 6, Ashlee Diestler 2-6 0-0 6, Kayla Lis 1-12 2-2 4, Michelle Kyle 1-2 0-0 2, Samantha Cappadora 1-2 0-1 2, Lexi Opelt 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 13-45. FT: 6-9. 3-pointers: 7-21 (Diestler 2-5, Schoengarth 2-4, Hauge 2-4, Pfeiffer 1-1, Lis 0-5, Not Reported 0-2). Rebounds: 33 (Mesar 8). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 16-3, 12-2 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more