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The L.V. Rogers Athletic Department saluted its top athletes for the past high school season recently at a ceremony in the Hangar. Rylee Zondervan and Matti Erickson were selected the top All Around Athletes for the past high school season at the Fairview-based school.Zondervan also was selected the Top Scholar Athlete along with Mike Zarikoff.Outstanding Athlete honours were awarded to Maren Kernan and Relmu Wilson Valdez.Big Block winners included Teigan Barnhart, Matti Ericsson, Maren Kernen, Brynn Belland, Jack Lee, Max Spielman, Bryce Winters. Relmu Wilson- Valdez, Eli Lusted, Rylee Zondervan, Adam Strautman and Skyla Short.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the athletes as Team of the Week.
BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer BY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer After a series of successful years and three consecutive NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I playoff berths, things looked bleak for the Keyport High School field hockey team as it prepared for the season. In fact, it looked like the Red Raiders would not even field a team. At the first meeting for players, only six turned out. Dismayed, coach Sal Principe started working the phones. He called all incoming freshman girls, as well as a host of others, asking them to try out. Many said they would consider it. When tryouts began, Principe had plenty of girls show up, including 18 freshmen and nine sophomores, along with a handful of senior newcomers. Many of these girls had never played field hockey before, but they took to the sport and stuck it out – enough so that Principe gave out 36 uniforms, filling both the varsity and JV rosters. “When you get a group like this, you’re not going to square one you’re going to square zero,” he said. “We have done a lot of teaching, and the girls are working hard. I see a tremendous amount of potential after just five weeks, but they all know that to make this work they have to continue working hard all year-round.” With nine starters and a reserve lost to graduation, the Red Raiders fielded a rather inexperienced lineup and struggled out of the gate with a 0-5 start. The coach continually encouraged his crew, and Keyport posted its first win a week ago, a 1-0 triumph over Roselle Park. Bridget McCann scored the lone goal and goalie Megan Kelly made it stand up. The Red Raiders gained their second win Saturday with a 2-1 overtime success against Mater Dei. McCann scored during regulation on a penalty corner and Sabrina Kemp netted the game-winner in the extra session. “It was great for the girls’ confidence to get a few wins,” Principe said. “They’ve really improved and they’re starting to see the results. They’re going to continue to improve and they should get some more wins.” Kemp and Kelly have been the mainstays. Kemp leads the team in scoring with three goals and an assist, while Kelly has been splendid in goal as Keyport has been regularly outshot in the early going. Jenna Stumpf has played well as has fellow senior Jessie Carroll, a forward. Steph Capone, a senior fullback, has been playing through a sore ankle. Other seniors include wings Jessica Walling and Gabrielle Santopietro and fullbacks Ashley Steffens and Heather Woolley, who missed most of last season with a foot injury. McCann and link Soraya Quezada, both juniors, also play key roles and are expected to be team leaders next fall. Sophomore link Damara Viray has displayed some impressive stick-handling to go with good speed. Violet Ries and Anna Czech, both sophs, are fullbacks. Brittany Pompliano, Justina White and Brandi Yard, who can all play link, and fullback Jenna Ruge are all seeing playing time. Principe was also impressed with the play of his freshmen, most of whom are playing for the JV, although Stephanie Kaplan joins the varsity as a reserve netminder. The coach said he’s hoping to schedule a few freshmen-only games for his JV group. “There’s a lot to work with and, hopefully, over the next three years the girls will put in the time and effort,” Principe said. “They’re raw with a capital ‘R’, but there’s a lot of athletic ability and desire. I think they can accomplish a lot if they stick with it.”
I n a nondivisional wrestling match on Jan. 5, Raritan High School defeated Long Branch, 36-23. The Green Wave’s loss was its first against a Shore Conference opponent since 2007.Long Branch, one of the top teams in the state the last three seasons, had won 58 consecutive matches within the conference. “Long Branch has had a good rivalry with us,” said Raritan head coach Rob Nucci, who is in his 10th season as head coach and recently posted his 200th career win.“We are starting to gel. We are wrestling better,” Nucci said.Raritan has proved to be a formidable team in the Shore Conference, making their win over Long Branch less of a surprise. After Long Branch’s Jake George (152) defeated Steve Corona, 13-6, Raritan took control with pins by Joe Masi (160) and Ryan Lynch (171).Vin Masi (112) defeated Romulo Garcia, 5-2, to bring the Rockets closer to victory. The team secured the win in the next match when sophomoreAnthony Scarcella defeated Luke Balina, 8-4, after initially falling behind. Vic Ianello (189), Matt Lindo (103), Nick Liguori (125), Jason Bohal (130) and Brian French (145) also posted wins for Raritan.“It’s all about gaining confidence,” Nucci said. “When the kids realize how good they are, they do even better. They just need to say to themselves, ‘I can go with the big dogs.’ ”After snow disrupted the team’s schedule prior to the match against Long Branch, Nucci said, Raritan had to regain focus while trying to get back into a routine.“It gotmessy with the snow, but we are in a routine now,” he said.On Jan. 8, Raritan won the Henry Boresch Duals tournament at Newton High School with wins over Kingsway, Boonton and Newton.“Things are going pretty well right now,” Nucci said.Following the tournament championship, Raritan defeated Middlesex and St. John Vianney but lost to Governor Livingston at home to fall to 7-2 overall, but the Rockets are 3-0 and in first place in A Central.Earlier this week, the Rockets were scheduled to play two matches in as many days. They faced JFK on Tuesday and Wall on Wednesday. BYMATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent
Tottenham attacking midfielder Ryan Mason could be in line to make his Premier League bow in this Saturday’s north London derby after impressing head coach Mauricio Pochettino.The 23-year-old marked his fifth Spurs appearance with a brilliant equaliser against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, which sparked a revival that led to an eventual 3-1 victory.Mason impressed while on loan at Swindon Town last season and Pochettino has hailed the Enfield-born player as a “great talent”.He said: “Ryan was very good in the beginning of pre-season. Last season was difficult for him because he had injuries.“But he is a great talent from the academy and we need to be careful with him. He showed his talent and I am happy for him as he deserved this performance.”?Ahead of the trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Pochettino has confirmed he has no fresh injury concerns over his squad. 1 Tottenham’s Ryan Mason
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“So far, it’s normal operations,” Fleming said. U.S. citizens and foreign nationals alike were held in terminals Saturday, starting around 2 p.m. By 2:30 p.m. the terminals that normally accept international travelers were full and passengers were kept on planes. The system shutdown, which was caused by a hardware malfunction, was diagnosed and repaired by 11:45 p.m., Fleming said. But it took officials until around 4 a.m. Sunday to finish processing the backlog of incoming passengers. “This is the Third World,” said Irish tourist Caroline O’Rourke, who spent six hours on the tarmac after her 12-hour flight. “This is just disgraceful.” Three people were transported to local hospitals after they fell ill while waiting in the terminals, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. Airport officials said the stranded planes were connected to ground power and passengers had access to food, water and bathrooms during the hours it took to repair the computer system. “We’ve had outages in the past, but they haven’t taken nearly as long to resolve,” Fleming said. “This was unprecedented in terms of impact.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We were not able to prepare the aircraft,” Kreuzer said of Swiss International’s delay. Thousands of passengers were kept on planes or in airport terminals after customs department computers containing travelers’ identities and law enforcement records went down, preventing authorities from screening people arriving in the U.S. “We just can’t take a risk knowing that one bad guy can harm our country significantly,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Fleming. On Sunday, international flights were arriving on time and travelers coming to the U.S. were making it smoothy through the airport’s checkpoints, Passengers leaving Los Angeles International Airport on international flights experienced delays of an hour or more today as carriers continued to deal with the fallout of the previous day’s computer crash, which left more than 20,000 inbound travelers stranded at the airport. At least four of the day’s outbound international flights were delayed, according the airport’s Web site. One Zurich-bound Swiss International Air Lines plane was scheduled to depart at around noon Sunday, some 14 hours after its scheduled departure time, spokeswoman Andrea Kreuzer said. The delays came as airlines struggled to clean and refuel planes that were kept from discharging passengers for up to seven hours after landing Saturday.
Damien Comolli Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli has questioned his former club’s summer transfer dealings and warned the Reds are likely to be left behind again in the race for a top four finish.The Reds have signed a total of seven new players this summer, with Christian Benteke’s £32.5m arrival on Wednesday adding to the acquisitions of James Milner, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez.In addition, last summer’s signing Divock Origi has joined after spending a season on loan with Lille, meaning manager Brendan Rodgers has to mould a new-look team once again, despite failing to do so last season after bringing in seven new players following Luis Suarez’s departure.Speaking on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Comolli, who was respsonsible for £120m-worth of signings during his time at the club, said: “Without talking about individual players, it is always a big risk to make so many changes during one transfer window.“I thought it was a huge risk last year after selling [Luis] Suarez and bringing in, I think, nine. Now they have decided to change a lot again and totally rebuild. That is always a massive, massive risk.Comolli continued: “Liverpool are changing everything every year. I’m not convinced it is the right approach… By the time everyone settles into the team, and the players coming from abroad get used to the Premier League, they might be well behind fourth place.”We want to know your thoughts on this subject, so cast your vote below… 1
Arsenal can knock Bayern Munich out of the Champions League if they forget about the past and truly BELIEVE they can do it, Michael Ballack has told talkSPORT.The Gunners take on the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night in the first leg of their last 16 tie. talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio commentary of Bayern Munich v Arsenal on Wednesday night.Bayern have eliminated Arsenal from the competition twice in the past four seasons, and are big favourites to win their latest meeting.But Ballack insists Arsene Wenger’s side are well capable of ending their poor record against the Germans.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams, the former Bayern, Chelsea and Germany star said: “There is always a chance.“Arsenal is a great club with great players, but Bayern Munich seem to have been a little bit on another level over the last few years with the squad they have and the confidence they have, especially in this competition.“In the Champions League they present absolute power and dominance and are always going to the semi-finals or final.“It is really difficult for Arsenal with the history and bringing that out of the head having lost a few times against Bayern, but this is a new game.“They have to believe in themselves – there is always a way to beat Bayern Munich.”If you think you have what it takes to be the best in Europe then sign up to Dream Team’s new Fantasy Football game and you could win a huge £100,000.
Listen back as Paul and Andy bring you the best bits from the final Hawksbee and Jacobs show of the week.Today’s show features former England wicket-keeper Paul Nixon reflecting on day two of the third Ashes test as well as editor of Private Eye Ian Hislop. Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.