BLOOMINGTON — The St. Cloud Slapshots won the state adapted floor hockey championship on Saturday.The St. Cloud team beat South Washington County 13-4 in the championship game.Earlier in the day on Saturday the Slapshots beat Anoka-Hennepin 10-1 in the state semifinals. 1080p HD 360p 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 The Slapshots won their first state tournament game on Friday night beating Moundsview/Irondale/Roseville 12-2
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… Hutson optimistic of medal haulBy Michelangelo JacobusTHE largest Guyanese CARIFTA Games contingent to date departed the ‘Land of Many Waters’ for the 2018 CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas yesterday.The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) held a small but significant briefing at their Light Street, Georgetown office just before the team’s departure.At the briefing, AAG president Aubrey Hutson revealed that he, along with the executive body, is pleased to have been able to select the largest contingent (18 athletes) so far to represent Guyana at the Easter Weekend CARIFTA Games.He maintained; “We are proud to have selected what we believe to be the largest contingent for CARIFTA and I’m very optimistic that we will do well, so to the athletes I just want to wish them well.”Meanwhile, one of the two coaches, who were selected to accompany the athletes, coach Moses Pantlitz, exuded confidence in his charges, saying that it will be the best CARIFTA team to date, given the level of talent.Newcomer to the international scene, coach Niall Stanton, felt that the team was well prepared for the Games.“I think preparation was good. We did what we could and with regard to acclimatising, we had the athletes training at different time periods during camps; but it’s the Caribbean so I don’t expect much of a difference … we have 18 athletes and I think we are capable of bringing back 18 medals.”The squad was selected by the AAG based on performances and times worthy of podium spots at last year’s CARIFTA Games.The Games will begin on March 30 and finish on April 2.The squad is as follows: Daniel Williams, Chantoba Bright, Deshanna Skeete, Shaquka Tyrell, Princess Brown, Anthony Williams, Tremaine Brown, Jermaine Simmons, Murphy Nash, Tortque Boyce, Kenisha Phillips, Cordell Charles, Avon Samuels, Joanna Archer, Onasha Rogers, Kissana Glenn, Kezra Murray and Claudrice McKoy.
By Michelangelo Jacobus“EVERYTHING is in place, the stage is set and the venue is secure” was the revelation made by President of the Guyana Body Building and Fitness Federation (GBBFF), Coel Marks.Speaking to Chronicle Sport about the federation’s Novices Championships set for tomorrow ( Sunday) at the National Cultural Centre (NCC), Marks said that he is pleased by the response from athletes and especially noted, that this year there are a lot of female entries along with the customary influx of contestants in the men’s ‘Physique’ category.“The athletes are very enthused and the large number of contestants we have this year, we hope it can translate over to the seniors (Championships). We still have body builders coming in nicely, we are encouraging persons to come out and see the new talent and maybe even get involved in bodybuilding themselves.”In terms of sponsorship, Marks maintained that the federation itself is bearing the brunt of the financial backing of the championships along with Fitness Express who are usual sponsors in that regard.The reason for the federation taking charge in the financial aspect is because the administration would want to focus their ‘outreach’ for the more marquee Senior Championships later in the year, which is the flagship event for the GBBFF.In addition, Coel’s Boutique and Gandhi’s are sponsoring trophies and individual prizes.As the championships keep growing, the GBBFF has now shifted the Novices meet to the NCC from the customary Theatre Guild venue, to facilitate the growing audience of fitness and bodybuilding fans, as well as competitors.The Novices Championships will kick off at the NCC from 19:00hrs under the theme ‘Simply the best… better than all the rest’.Tickets to the event cost $1, 500 and can be purchased from the NCC, Fitness Express, Space Gym and Fitness 53.
FOLLOWING a meeting of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) last Thursday night it was decided that three competitions will be run off for the by yearend and the venue targeted is the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.An Under-21 inter-club basketball championship is planned to start on November 2 and continue on November 4, 9 and 11 and the competing clubs are Victory Valley Royals, Half Mile Bulls, Amelia’s Ward Jets, Block 22 Flames and Bankers Trust Falcons.After that the ‘Fat’ Wayne Andries Memorial Big Four and 3-point shootout tournament will be staged in honour of the recent passing of Andries who was one of Linden’s best players.That two-day competition is set for the MSC hard court on November 17 and 20, when the final and a shootout competition will be held. Teams expected to take part are Victory Valley Royals, Half Mile Bulls, Amelia’s Ward Falcons and Retrieve Raiders.The year-end tournament is set for December and five clubs – Victory Valley Royals, Half Mile Bulls, Amelia’s Ward Jets, Block 22 Flames and Bankers Trust Falcons – are set to contest.
A FIVE-WICKET haul from Darius Andrews and an unbeaten half-century from Avinash Dookie led Sandpipers to a five-wicket win over North Soesdyke when the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) Neville Sarjoo Memorial 40-over cricket competition continued last Sunday.North Soesdyke batted first at the YMCA ground after winning the toss and reached 199 before they were bowled out in 30.3 overs. Several of the batsmen had starts including T. Primo, who smashed 41 (4×4, 1×6) and H. Carbaran, who smacked four fours in his score of 47.Andrews did the damage with ball as he picked up five wickets for 18 runs from 5.3 overs with his off-break, while Rickford Samaroo assisted with 2-23 from five overs.Dookie then led Sandpipers with the bat. He whacked 11 blistering sixes and four fours in an unbeaten score of 94, while Vinash Rampersaud added 31 unbeaten runs.Primo led North Soesdyke’s bowling attack with 3-26.
COLLEGEVILLE — St. John’s basketball has become one of the powerhouses in Division III sports in the past few years.The team has quickly moved up the rankings this season sitting at Number 2 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, the programs highest ranking. 360p 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 Head Coach Pat McKenzie says despite the outside noise, his team has remained focused and bought into his system.We’re not going to get overly high after a win, and we don’t want to get overly low after a loss. We want to stay the course and do the work that will help us prepare for the next game.McKenzie recently earned his 100th win with the Johnnies, an achievement he gives full credit to his players.When you have a variety of weapons out there on the floor, the offense tends to flow a little easier and when the guys are willing to share the ball, we are tough to guard.McKenzie says his team has shown a desire and drive all season, and even with their 17-1 record, he feels they haven’t reached their full potential.The Johnnies open up a three game home stand Wednesday at Sexton Arena, a place they’ve gone 32-3 in the last three seasons.Enter your number to get our free mobile appSubmit 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 1/1 Auto (360p)
Pierz edged Cathedral in boys basketball 67-66 Friday night. Pierz made a pair of free throw late to grab the win. Jake Meyer led Cathedral with 27 points, and Andrew Weisser added 16 points. Pierz improves to 15-4 while Cathedral drops to 7-12.Boys Basketball:Mora 55, Foley 52Albany 71, Little Falls 62 1/1 720p HD Girls Basketball:Fergus Falls 70, Apollo 31Foley 67, Mora 35Rocori 72, Sartell-St. Stephen 71Pierz 58, Cathedral 48Boys Hockey:Moorhead 5, Cathedral 3Sartell-St. Stephen 7, Willmar 0Little Falls 8, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0Enter your number to get our free mobile app About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 1080p HD 360p Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers dominated throughout and cruised to a 71-47 win over the College of Charleston on Monday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.The win was the sixth straight for LSU as the Tigers improved to 9-2. LSU has not lost in six home games this season.The Tigers didn’t start star Jarell Martin, but it didn’t matter. LSU jumped out to a 35-14 halftime lead.While Martin didn’t start, he came off the bench to be the leading scorer for the Tigers. He scored 18 points.The Tigers also got a big night from Jordan Mickey. He had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots, including three in one sequence.Guard Keith Hornsby added 11 for the Tigers, who shot 47.8 percent from the field.The College of Charleston, meanwhile, struggled to get anything going offensively. LSU limited the College of Charleston to just 28.1 percent shooting from the field.Anthony Stitt led the College of Charleston with 13 points. Canyon Berry had 11 and Donovan Gilmore had 10 for the losers.LSU did a lot of its damage inside. The Tigers enjoyed a 30-24 points in the paint advantage. LSU also outrebounded Charleston 43-34 and had 13 second-chance points to seven for Charleston.The Tigers were so dominant there were no ties or lead changes in the game.LSU will be off for a week before returning to play in the PMAC against Southern Miss on Dec. 29. That game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Share this:FacebookTwitter Retiring La Follette Fire Chief Charles Eldridge reflects on his over 34 year career with the LFD. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Wednesday’s surprise luncheon for retiring La Follette Fire Chief Charles Eldridge actually ended up being a surprise. La Follette City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries knew, because he said, “The chief hasn’t fussed about it yet which means he doesn’t know. He wouldn’t like it if he knew we were going to make a big deal over his retirement.”“The chief is the hardest working person around. He was complaining yesterday because he didn’t have enough to do. And here he is in his last week before retiring,” Jeffries said. That thought prompted Jeffries to recall a time when C-E had to be put in the hospital. “When the hospital released him, he came back to work that same day,” he said.An extra card was needed to make room for all of the well wishes to retiring Fire Chief Charles Eldridge.“Thank goodness he’s gone,” said La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield with a hearty laugh. The mayor said Charles has always been a friend. “His skills and talents in construction helped spearhead two fire halls and the expansion of city hall. C-E has done a lot for the city,” Stanfield said.Candria Eldridge (left) knows the chief best. She’s been married to him for 47 years. It’s a marriage that started with the young teenagers eloping to Georgia to tie the knot. “He goes at everything 110 percent, and that includes when it comes to taking care of his daughters; Elria and Ashley, too,” said Mrs. Eldridge.“I was a member of the council that hired Charles back in the 1980s. In fact, he was a part of a staffing expansion of eight to 10 firemen,” said Council Member Bill Archer. Ironically, after a hiatus from public office, Archer is back on council as Eldridge retires.The celebration caught Charles Eldridge by surprise.Former firefighter and current La Follette City Council Member Lonnie “Hot Rod” Wilson was moving on from the LFD about the time Eldridge began his 34 year LFD career. Despite the fact the the two never worked together, they became really good friends over the years. Wilson said, “With the support of council, Charles has brought the fire department up to the 21st century, and he’s gone at it with a passion.”Wednesday’s lunch celebration honoring LFD Chief Charles Eldridge was well attended.Gary Byrd served as Fire Chief for La Follette for 15 years and is the man that Eldridge succeeded. The former chief said, “We’ve been friends for 45-years, and I hope we have 45 more years of friendship on top of that.” Byrd looked back on their friendship that began when they entered high school at Jacksboro noting that they worked construction together after graduation until Byrd signed on with the LFD while Eldridge kept building homes. “I eventually talked him into coming to the fire department. He’s really done a good job as chief,” said the former fire chief. And that’s no surprise to anyone. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/30/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)