Injury-riddled Reeths-Puffer falls to Jenison 20-10 in a crucial O-K Black contest

first_img (832) × (1445) Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Reeths-Puffer quarterback No. 7 Logan Hekkema takes the snap. Photo/Jason Goorman FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… (5153) By Nate ThompsonLocalSportsJournal.comJENISON — Reeths-Puffer head coach Kyle Jewett hopes history isn’t repeating itself for his football team.A year ago, the Rockets faded down the stretch and lost out on a possible playoff berth, largely due to key injuries.R-P headed into Friday’s crucial conference game at Jenison without starting quarterback Evan Moskwa and top offensive lineman Logan Santose. By the time the dust cleared in their 20-10 loss, they had lost two more starters.After starting the season 3-0, the Rockets have now suffered three straight losses and have been outscored 125-16 in the process. R-P will have to win its last three games to qualify for the playoffs.Reeths-Puffer is now to 1-3 in the O-K Black Conference. Jenison improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in conference action.Reeths-Puffer’s No. 12 Jalen Ware makes the tackle. Photo/Jason Goorman“It’s disappointing,” said a somber Jewett after the loss to the Wildcats. “We just couldn’t execute in key situations. It’s difficult to overcome all the injuries we’ve experienced. It was like a MASH unit on the sidelines tonight.“But I credit our guys for fighting through all of that and giving it their all.”The Rockets started on a sour note, allowing an 80-yard touchdown run by Jenison junior quarterback Kyle Nott on the Wildcats’ first offensive play.But Jenison missed the extra point, and the Rockets took a one-point lead on their ensuing series after new starting quarterback Logan Hekkema connected with junior receiver Carter Fulton on a 14-yard touchdown pass.Reeths-Puffer’s Nicholas Dailey on the rush. Photo/Jason GoormanFulton elevated and twisted his body to overcome tight coverage to haul in the fade pass at the back of the end zone.Penalties and mistakes bogged down both offenses in the second quarter, but the Rockets got a 30-yard field goal by Zack Vanderleest with one second remaining to take a 10-6 lead into the half.Jenison coach Steve Uganski said his staff made some changes at halftime, but they weren’t about Xs and Os – they were about effort.“The changes we made had to do with us playing harder,” he said. “I thought they really took it to us in the first half.”Jenison’s defense heard the message and stepped up its intensity in the second half, holding Reeths-Puffer to just 48 yards in the final two quarters.Jenison running back Benny Dieterle ran for 76 of his 121 yards after the halftime break, and his powerful bursts between the tackles opened up some other opportunities for the Wildcats.One including a change-of-pace 28-yard touchdown run by Ray Russo that gave the Wildcats their first lead at 13-10 midway through the third quarter.Hekkema was sacked to end promising Rocket drives late in the third quarter and again to open the fourth.Jenison had a chance to put the game away with under three minutes to play, and the Wildcats didn’t flinch.Russo’s 46-yard scamper on a jet sweep got the Wildcats rolling, and Dieterle finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown run for the game’s final score with 2:55 left.Senior running back Nicholas Dailey was a workhorse for the Rockets, carrying the ball 25 times for 102 yards, but was kept out of the end zone.Fulton hauled in four catches for 60 yards, while defensively, linebacker TJ Waters played well for Reeths-Puffer and had a big sack in the second quarter.Reeths-Puffer will look to snap its losing skid next week against non-conference foe Middleville.“We didn’t want to be put in this position, having to win out to get in (the playoffs),” Jewett said. “But if that’s what we have to do, that’s what we’ll have to do.” Report a problem This item is… Other Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive (3879) ENDS IN Displayed poorly Displayed poorly $20.00$233.61 Not relevant Other ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Other Thank you! 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Jimenez-Traore show seals win for Wolves over Bournemouth

first_img(Reuters) – Another episode of the Adama Traore-Raul Jimenez show delivered Wolverhampton Wanderers a precious 1-0 win over struggling Bournemouth in the Premier League yesterday. In an almost carbon copy of Saturday’s opener in the win over West Ham United, Traore’s surging run and inch-perfect cross on the hour was met by Jimenez for his 15th league goal of the season.Ten of Mexican striker Jimenez’s goals have been assisted by Spanish winger Traore, making them the most lethal combination in the Premier League this season as Wolves continue to press for a Champions League qualification spot.Victory put them on 49 points in sixth place, the same total as fifth-placed Manchester United who have a better goal difference. Fifth place could possibly offer a Champions League berth this season, pending the outcome of second-placed Manchester City’s appeal against a UEFA ban. Bournemouth showed more grit than when losing to Crystal Palace in their first game back after the restart, although they created precious little at a sweltering Molineux, failing to manage an attempt on target.Eddie Howe’s side remained third-from-bottom with 27 points, behind West Ham on goal difference. They are yet to earn a point away from home in 2020 and are in imminent danger of missing out on a sixth successive top-flight season.Wolves struggled to open up Bournemouth in a first half in which neither goalkeeper was required to make a save. Ominously for the visitors Traore began to warm to the task though and one scintillating run from deep in his own half was crudely ended by Steve Cook who was yellow-carded. Traore then fired over the crossbar shortly before the break.Inevitably it was Traore who prised Bournemouth open, accelerating past Adam Smith and picking out Jimenez who controlled his header to perfection.“It was a poor first half in terms of football but in the second half we managed to create a couple of situations and eventually the combination of Adama and Raul worked out,” manager Nuno Espirito Santo told BT Sport. Wolves face Aston Villa at the weekend.last_img read more

Penelope Cruz to play Donatella Versace in “American Crime Story”

first_img Related Getty Images/David M. Benett(LOS ANGELES) — We learned in January that Lady Gaga would not be playing Donatella Versace in the third season of American Crime Story.  Now we know who will.Penelope Cruz has been cast in the role of the Italian fashion designer, reports Variety.It will be the first major U.S. TV role for Cruz, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2011 for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.Versace: American Crime Story will explore the murder of Donatella’s brother, the designer Gianni Versaci, who was murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997. Edgar Ramirez has been cast as Gianni while Glee alum Darren Criss will play Cunanan.  The series will be the third season of the true-crime anthology series from Ryan Murphy, who is also the creator of Glee, Scream Queens and the other anthology series American Horror Story and Feud.Production on the third season of American Crime Story begins next month, but the show will not air until 2018, the same year that the second season of the series, revolving around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, will air.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Younger paves the way

first_imgNear Pins: 8th Steve Younger, 7th Ian Parry.Long Putts: 9th Colin Stielow, 18th Steve Younger. The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, May 15, Pleasant Valley – StablefordWith only 9 golfers prepared to brave the elements, it turned out to be a quick round of golf on Monday.  We set out with three 3-balls and decided to play from the blue tees with ‘pick, clean and place’ being the order of the day.Shane Young, Peter Grey, Steve Younger and Glenn Smith.It was raining when the buses departed the Swan but as the golfers drew closer to their destination there was no sign of rain and no sign that there had been any.  The weather here can be very localized.With a small field it only took one to break away from the pack and that was Steve Younger who finished with 36 points from his handicap of 15 to take the win.  His nearest rivals had 32 pointswhile two golfers had 31.last_img read more

Remote learning lessons

first_imgSt Francis Xavier was well prepared when the Premier of Victoria announced that all schools would be in remote learning…[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. By St Francis Xavier vice principal Tim Newcomb last_img

Mid North field hockey poised to do big things

first_imgAt 10-2, team is looking toward Shore Conference tourney With a 10-2 mark, including 9-1 in divisional play, the Middletown High School North field hockey team has clinched the Shore Conference Class A North championship and is busy preparing for the conference tourney. The Lions can expect a high seed and won’t play a first-round game until Monday. The play-in round begins on Friday. North’s success can be attributed largely to a stingy defensive corps, led by goalie Megan Trivett, a three-year starter that has permitted just seven goals against and only one goal in its last six matches. Trivett has seven shutouts to her credit. Two other third-year starters, sweeper Nicole Piner and junior midfielder Joanne Pichardo are also solid on the defensive side of the ball. Their fundamental play and leadership have rubbed off on the team’s younger players, coach Bill LaFalce said. Thus far, the Lions have lost to only crosstown rival Middletown South, a 1-0 decision on opening day, and 2-1 against Toms River East. “Our experience on defense has really helped us shut down other teams,” LaFalce said. “We don’t score a lot of goals, but because we give up so few goals we’re always in a position to win.” In addition to Trivett, Pichardo and Pinero, juniors Amanda Svenson and Jade Yelk patrol the back line, with junior Jessica Kurek providing depth off the bench. In the middle, North relies on junior Gina Bellifemine and Shannon Norton, along with sophomore Jaclyn Corr. Sophomore Danielle Freshnock is North’s top scorer with nine goals and five assists. Juniors Deanna Benjamin, Jerilyn Fix, Jen Nolet and Courtney Rotolo, as well as sophomores Jade Kauffman and Christine Mazzaro, see action up front. “The girls take pride in their defense and it shows in the way they play,” the coach said. “Knowing that we have the ability to hold teams down will help us in the tournaments. Defense is so important in those games.” Middletown North is looking to replicate last year’s strong showing in the NJSIAA North Jersey II Group IV tourney, where the Lions brought home the title before bowing to Bridgewater-Raritan in the Group IV event. Overall, LaFalce’s team went 18-3-1. “We graduated a lot of girls from last year, but we have good senior leadership from Megan Trivett and Nicole Piner, and an excellent mix of younger players who have fit in well,” LaFalce explained. “Our seniors know what it takes to win in the tournaments and they’ll help lead the way for the rest of the team.” BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

KC dedicate win to late student

first_img Kingston College 8-0 Dunoon Technical STATHS 3-0 Papine High Cumberland High 1-1 Tarrant High St Jago High 1-1 Denham Town High St George’s College 8-1 Cedar Grove Kingston Technical 0-0 Kingston High Bridgeport 3-2 Greater Portmore Innswood 1-0 Tivoli High Calabar 0-1 Mona High Excelsior High 10-0 Oberlin High St Catherine High 0-0 St Mary’s College Ardenne High P-P Clan Carty High (rain) Haile Selassie P-P Penwood High (rain) Kingston College’s (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard said the team has dedicated the school’s 8-0 victory over Dunoon Technical in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup to student Malek Grannell, who died from sickle-cell disease on Sunday. KC, who were semi-finalists in the competition last year, were led to victory courtesy of a brace each from Oneeko Allen, 33rd and 90th minutes, and Treyvone Reid, 42nd and 59th minutes. Ronaldo Robinson (29th), Trevor Tingling (38th), Renato Campbell (56th) were the other scorers for the North Street-based institution. There was also an own goal in the 49th minute. Bernard said that Grannell was actively involved with the team and that he would be missed by all. “He is accustomed to being around the team. He was suffering from sickle-cell disease and he would have been here today, very much alive and sharing with the guys, but unfortunately, he took another step elsewhere,” said Bernard. “As a show of some respect, we figured that it would have been appropriate for us to wear the black armbands,” he said. “It is a camaraderie thing with the Fortis family. When one of us has fallen, we are going to pick up the slack and we are going to do it for him,” Bernard said. Reflecting on his team’s opening game victory, Bernard said his players gave a good account of themselves despite a slow start. “It was a fair performance,” said Bernard. We started pretty slowly, but I know that despite the quality of the team, nervousness had a role to play in our slow start,” he said. “It being the first game of the season, we are pretty satisfied with the performance levels,” Bernard said. Yesterday’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup resultslast_img read more

Lewis brought out the best in me at McLaren

first_img0Shares0000British driver Jenson Button retired from Formula One at the end of last seasonLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – Jenson Button says he enjoyed some of his best race wins when he had Lewis Hamilton as a team-mate at McLaren as his compatriot brought out the best in him.Shortly after winning the 2009 Drivers’ title with Brawn, Button joined McLaren ahead of the 2010 season and he would team up with Hamilton, who won the 2008 title, at the Woking-based squad until 2012. Although McLaren failed to win the title during their time together, they were regularly challenging for race wins and Button believes despite the added pressures, he enjoyed some of his best race wins during that period.“Our relationship was interesting,” he told Sky Sports. “Because I came from Brawn, where I won the World Championship in 2009 – and he won the previous World Championship in 2008, with McLaren.“I moved to his team, if you like, so I walked in the door looking for that challenge of racing against Lewis Hamilton.“Both British, racing for a British team, both World Champions, fresh new World Champions, so it put a lot of pressure on us and that made it fun, I really enjoyed that challenge.“He is unbelievably quick and, over one lap, he is the quickest guy I think that has ever driven a Formula 1 car.“In a race, I could challenge him, and we could race for wins.“Over those three years we won a lot and some of the races I did win were the best races in my career, because I had to beat Lewis to achieve them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sanchez foils Wanyama’s Southampton

first_imgIt was cruel on visiting goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who had produced excellent saves to keep out Danny Welbeck and substitute Olivier Giroud in the second half.The last-gasp victory moved Arsenal above Swansea City into sixth place, two points behind fourth-place Manchester United, while Southampton remain third after back-to-back losses.Following Southampton’s 3-0 home defeat by defending champions Manchester City on Sunday, there was a degree of pressure on Ronald Koeman’s side to prove their top-four credentials.Would an impressive start to the season turn into a collapse, or was it only a blip?The opening 45 minutes in north London suggested the latter and Koeman would have been the happier manager as he began his half-time team talk.Nonetheless, Arsenal created the first chance of the game in the seventh minute.Welbeck, fresh from his weekend winner at West Bromwich Albion, was sent clear down the left by a precise through ball from Santi Cazorla, but he slotted wide of the target.The visitors then suffered a blow when Jack Cork appeared to roll his ankle following a challenge from Ramsey. The midfielder struggled on until the 29th minute, when he was replaced by Maya Yoshida.By that time, Southampton had missed the best chance of the first half courtesy of main striker Graziano Pelle. – Forster acrobatics –The Italian had scored nine goals in his first 16 appearances for the south coast outfit, yet he lacked the composure to finish off a fine move.After playing a neat one-two with Steven Davis on the edge of the penalty area, he blazed over with his left foot from 12 yards.Arsenal were jittery in front of their increasingly frustrated fans, lacking cohesion and confidence in their play despite enjoying plenty of possession in midfield.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw a 15-yard shot well handled by Forster after slick build-up play by Cazorla and Ramsey, before Welbeck had a header brilliantly tipped over by the England goalkeeper.Koeman’s side always looked a threat on the counter-attack, with Shane Long wasting a decent opportunity when he fired over early in the second period.The Emirates faithful were getting ever more nervous and boos rang around the ground in the 65th minute when Wenger opted to introduce French striker Giroud for the ineffective Oxlade-Chamberlain.The change almost paid dividends within three minutes as Giroud collected Sanchez’s diagonal pass before seeing a left-foot drive beaten away by Forster.Sixty seconds later, Celtic’s former number one was pressed into action again. This time, Forster produced a superb one-handed save to push Welbeck’s effort to safety.Giroud made a big impact off the bench and he forced Forster into a clawing save with minutes remaining.But Arsenal kept searching for the winner, which came with a minute of normal time remaining and with Southampton down to 10 men after Toby Alderweireld limped off, Koeman having already used all his substitutes.After Giroud caused havoc in the Southampton box, Ramsey collected the loose ball and crossed from the right for Sanchez to beat Forster from close range.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, December 4- Alexis Sanchez’s late strike saw Arsenal edge Premier League top-four rivals Southampton 1-0 on Wednesday as Arsene Wenger’s side closed to within two points of the Champions League places.The Chilean forward netted his 14th goal of the season in the 89th minute by slotting home from Aaron Ramsey’s pull-back to puncture a bubble of growing frustration at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Dan Rather suing CBS for $70 million

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit Wednesday against CBS, alleging that the network made him a “scapegoat” for a discredited story about President Bush’s National Guard service. The 75-year-old Rather, whose final months were clouded by controversy over the report, says the complaint stems from “CBS’ intentional mishandling” of the aftermath of the story. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, also names CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves, Viacom Inc., Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward. (At the time Viacom Inc. owned CBS. But Viacom and CBS Corp. split into two different companies in January 2006.) Rather, the former anchorman of the “CBS Evening News,” is seeking $20 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. CBS spokesman Dana McClintock said: “These complaints are old news, and this lawsuit is without merit.” Rather narrated the September 2004 report that claimed President Bush skirted some of his duties during his National Guard service and that a commander felt pressured to sugarcoat Bush’s record. Rather maintains the story was true. But an independent review for the network determined the story was neither fair nor accurate. CBS fired three news executives and a producer for airing it. Richard Thornburgh – the former U.S. attorney general who made up the two-man investigative panel with Louis D. Boccardi, the retired chief executive of The Associated Press – said he was unaware of Rather’s lawsuit. Reached at his home in Washington, he said only: “Our report speaks for itself.” Boccardi was not immediately available for comment. Issued in January 2005, the 224-page report portrayed Rather as “pushed to the limit” with other stories at the time of the “60 Minutes Wednesday” report. He relied on a trusted producer, and didn’t check the story for accuracy or, apparently, even see it before he introduced it on the program, the panel said. CBS rushed the story on the air and then blindly defended it when holes became apparent, said the panel, which was unable to say conclusively whether memos allegedly disparaging Bush’s service were real or fake. Rather, who couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, worked at CBS News starting in 1962, then replaced Walter Cronkite in 1981 as “CBS Evening News” anchorman until signing off March 9, 2005. He always considered himself a reporter first, and the habit of news anchors to travel to the scenes of big stories is largely his legacy. His interview with Saddam Hussein in 2003 was the last given by the Iraqi leader before he was toppled. With his intense on-air demeanor, Rather also had his detractors, and his broadcast was a distant third in the evening news ratings at the time he stepped down. CBS News’ ratings rebounded under short-term successor Bob Schieffer, but they’ve plummeted under Katie Couric, who took over the broadcast in September 2006. Associated Press Television Writer Frazier Moore contributed to this report. 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