Rhodes Hall capture historic first girl’s basketball title

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Rodene Morris was on fire in Thursday’s final of the Western Basketball Association-ISSA Girls’ Open Championship top-scoring with 32 points to lead Rhodes Hall High to their first-ever title, a 50-37 victory over Spot Valley High at the Montego Bay Cricket Club.Holland High edged Mt. Alvernia High 28-27 in a tense third-place match that preceded the final.Morris’ all-round athletic ability was on full display as she not only scored at will, but also made herself useful as part of a strong Rhodes Hall second-half defensive effort, grabbing two rebounds to go with two blocked shots and three steals. Her teammate, Keron Brown, added 12 points and two steals in the historic win.The bulk of Spot Valley’s points came from Nassan-Gay Ricketts, who had 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists, mostly in the first two quarters. But her endeavour was outdone by the talented Morris.easy lay-upHer easy lay-up, immediately after the tip-off, gave Rhodes Hall the first bucket of the afternoon and thereafter Morris needed little invitation to shoot as she took full advantage of some indecisive Spot Valley defending, especially in the last quarter.Notwithstanding, it was Spot Valley who held the lead at the end of the first quarter, with Ricketts doing the bulk of the work early on for a 12-9 margin.Ricketts and Brown combined well in the second quarter and it looked then that they were well on their way to the crown, outscoring Rhodes Hall 11-8 in the second stanza for a 23-17 lead at the half-time break.It was a completely different scenario in the third quarter, however, as Rhodes Hall, led by Morris, found their groove, making shots after shots to pull the game back after three keenly contested quarters at 29-28.Spot Valley never recovered and it gave Brown and Morris the fuel needed to win it for their school with a flurry of points in the paint, to waltz to a first-ever high school title, boy or girl, in the school’s history.Both schools will now turn their attention to the all-island play-offs set for GC Foster College.last_img read more

House Elects Delegates to ECOWAS Parliament

first_imgThe House of Representatives on Tuesday elected a three-member delegation to the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for a four-year term.Those elected to the ECOWAS parliament are Jefferson Kanmoh of Sinoe County, Haja Siryon of Bomi County and Montserrado County Electoral District #5 Representative Edwin Snowe.Karmoh and Snowe, according to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), were elected on white ballots, while Siryon defeated Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood, 45 to 11 votes to claim the spot. Two invalid ballots were reported during the counting process.Prior to the conduct of the election, Kanmoh and Siryon as well as Eugene Fallah Kparkar of Lofa County were representing the House of Representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament.Kparkar did not contest the 2015 election, which was conducted by the Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon in keeping with the rules of the House.Meanwhile, barely ten days after President Sirleaf requested the House of Representatives to postpone its recess by six weeks, the House on Tuesday failed to convene session.President Sirleaf’s request was intended to allow the deliberation and passage into law of several bills, including the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) Compact, Electricity Bill and Police and Immigration Acts sent to the Representatives several weeks earlier.Legislative reporters and members of civil society had gathered at the House as usual to witness the session, but the doors of the House Chambers remained closed throughout the day, indicating that they were not sitting.Reasons for the failure were not established, but sources close to the leadership of the House, who opted not to be named, told the Liberia News Agency that the legislators did not convene because they were preparing a resolution to legitimize the extension as requested by the President.In keeping with the Constitution of Liberia, in the event the President requests the legislators to extend their sitting, there should be a resolution signed by a two-thirds majority of the membership of the body.Under the Constitution, the House should take its annual break in September and return in January the following year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Our best players didn’t show up- Okumbi

first_img“It is disappointing of course and sometimes it happens in football that your best players don’t rise to the occasion. It is the same players that played in the friendly games and with the same plan but if you look at the likes of Musa (Masika), Richie (Richard Odada), Keegan (Zakayo), Alpha (Onyango) in midfield…. They didn’t take the game as we planned,” the tactician regretted.Skipper Onyango who turns out for champions Gor Mahia in the Premier League, also admitted the team did not do its best against the Rwandese.“It is a disappointing result because playing at home, we needed to win today. We did not push ourselves like we have done in the past but we have to get back to training and improve on what we failed on today,” the midfielder said.Byiringiro Rague scored in the 88th minute to cancel out Odada’s first half goal and the result means Kenya has to win or pick a high scoring draw in the return leg on April 21 in Kigali to progress to the second qualification round.Despite the result, Okumbi believes that the team can get back to the drawing board and ensure they improve to pick a win in Kigali.“We have to go back and look at what we did right and what we did wrong. We need to encourage the boys that this is something we can do. In our friendly matches, the speed of the game, passing and execution was great but against Rwanda, that was our main undoing,” an upbeat Okumbi noted.Meanwhile, Rwanda coach Vincent Mashami remains coy despite picking up the priceless away goal that the tie is far from over.He is however confident that the team stands a good chance playing at their backyard and has called on his boys to keep their calm and treat the return leg as a fresh contest, putting the 1-1 result in Machakos behind them.“We have 90 minutes remaining in this game and we have to forget about the first leg. We played well and I am happy but now the focus is on the final part of the game. Playing at home gives us much confidence on the ball but we need to work harder and be more aggressive,” Mashami noted.Kenya will be looking to make an imprint in the junior qualifiers, having limped off last time out when they were eliminated by CAF over administrative issues surrounding dates of birth of several players.They had held Sudan to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Khartoum before the Sudanese launched a successful appeal.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi feeds instructions to skipper Alpha Onyango during their African Under-20 Cup of Nations qualifer against Rwanda at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1- Stanley Okumbi was left frustrated that his best players did not rise up to the occasion on Sunday as Kenya’s Under-20 team was held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by Rwanda in an African Under-20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos.It was a sluggish and hands-back display from Okumbi’s young guns and he admitted they simply did not show up when it mattered most, especially after performing well in friendly matches against Premier League teams.last_img read more

Jamie Vardy reveals Claudio Ranieri stays up all night studying rivals

first_img1 Jamie Vardy is the Premier League’s top scorer with 19 goals this season Jamie Vardy has revealed manager Claudio Ranieri stays up all night studying rivals and called Leicester’s season a “theme park ride”. The England striker believes Ranieri has worked wonders taking the Foxes to the top of the Premier League.Leicester host Norwich on Saturday with a two-point lead after a heartbreaking late 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in their last game. Ranieri replaced Nigel Pearson in the summer and Vardy – the league’s 19-goal top scorer – said the former Chelsea boss is the best he has worked with and rarely rests.He said: “It’s a difficult one, obviously each manager I’ve played under have all got different attributes. Every one has been brilliant to me but you’d probably say yeah because of what he’s (Ranieri) done in coming in and the little tweaks he made to help us on the pitch.“I think he examines every single aspect of every opposition we’re playing. He comes into our team meetings where he’s been up all night watching 50-60 clips of just one of the opposition’s players and he will tell you exactly what he’s done in 49 of them and what he did in the other 11.“It’s mental how much detail he goes into but it’s a help to us and hopefully gives us an advantage.”When asked to describe Leicester’s season in three words Vardy told Betfair: “Theme park ride.”Ranieri gave the players last week off before they returned on Monday to prepare for the visit of the Canaries. They were given a programme to follow and had heart rate monitors to track their progress, and Ranieri has been pleased with the results.He said: “I gave the players some programmes and they respected it and worked well. We had their GPS and when they came back the results were good. I trust them because they are very professional players. I gambled with them – we did not achieve nine points because we lost to Arsenal but they played well.”Ranieri returned to Italy during Leicester’s break and watched Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Roma in the Champions League, and admitted he rarely switches off.“I bring my laptop with me. If I have a spare hour I watch – then spend time with my family – then another hour. I went to watch Roma and Real Madrid – I scouted Ronaldo, not a bad young player,” he joked.Daniel Amartey is likely to be included against Norwich as he prepares to make his debut following a January move from FC Copenhagen and Jeff Schlupp is back after a hamstring injury, but Danny Simpson is suspended.Ranieri added: “I can put (Marcin) Wasilewski in again (at right back) I can put Amartey or (Marc) Albrighton maybe. I think Amartey is ready, he played against Man City’s under-21s and played 90 minutes.”last_img read more

REGISTRATIONS COMING THICK AND FAST FOR NORTHWEST 10K’S FAMOUS T-SHIRTS!

first_imgCharlotte and Ivy Mbuli from Killygordon at the North West 10kregistration office with the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal DistrictCllr Michael McBride who will get the walkers underway for Sunday’scharity event.Registrations for Sunday’s North West 10K are coming thick and fast as those looking to get their hands on the famous t-shirts get their names down early.Registrations will continue on this evening from 5 – 6.30pm, Friday, for Sunday’s big North West Charity Run & Walk in Letterkenny which again is sponsored by Donegal Daily and Brian McCormick Sports.The 10k committee is asking as many runners and walkers as possible to pre-enter with huge numbers again expected to take part in an event that has raised nearly €700,000 for 30 charities since it started in 1997. Registrations will also be taken tomorrow afternoon from 3 – 6 p.m.This woman signed up early to get her hands on the famous NW10K t-shirt!The four charities who will benefit from this year’s event are the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Blood Bike North West and the Donegal Youth Service.There will be a limited amount of traffic restrictions in place on Sunday from lunchtime to facilitate the charity event.The organising committee is asking motorists to obey the directions of the Gardai and stewards. Expect some delays but remember that this is a charity event for four very worthy causes. The President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the starter’s gun for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road.Walkers are asked to note that their starting line will be down on the left hand side of the Letterkenny Community Centre Car Park near the Clubhouse.The Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway.The North West Charity 10k Run and Walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp on Sunday. For further details go to HYPERLINK “http://www.northwest10.com” www.northwest10.com or on Facebook. REGISTRATIONS COMING THICK AND FAST FOR NORTHWEST 10K’S FAMOUS T-SHIRTS! was last modified: May 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal DailyNorth West 10kregistrationlast_img read more

TRAFFIC CHAOS AS COUNCIL REPAIR ROUNDABOUT

first_imgTHERE was traffic chaos in Letterkenny this evening as Donegal County Council carried out emergency repairs at one of the town’s busiest junctions.More than a dozen workmen are working into the night at the hospital roundabout.For short periods of time the junction is being closed to traffic, leading to long tailbacks.  TRAFFIC CHAOS AS COUNCIL REPAIR ROUNDABOUT was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HOTEL BOSS TERRY GETS ICE BUCKETED AS BUSTER FLEES XMAS LAUNCH

first_imgDDTV: MOUNT Errigal Hotel owner Terry McEniff thought everything was going to plan as staff joined Buster (actor Danny O’Carroll) to shoot a video for their Christmas launch.Filming finished, he didn’t realise he was about to take part in an ice bucket challenge (without the challenge bit). click Play above to see what happens next..And click play below to see the Mount Errigal Hotel Christmas Video launch.   HOTEL BOSS TERRY GETS ICE BUCKETED AS BUSTER FLEES XMAS LAUNCH was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusterChristmas videoDanny O’CarrollDDTVMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Beachside gem on the market for €335,000 in Donegal

first_imgFancy a coastal hideaway with the beach on your doorstep?A unique property has come on the market at St. John’s Point in South Donegal, offering incredible seaside views and beach access for €335,000. The 4-bed detached property has been transformed into a modern family home with wide open windows to seize all the beauty of St. John’s Point Beach.Nestled on one of Ireland’s longest peninsulas, Sainte Anne’s is just minutes away from the picturesque St. John’s Point Lighthouse.Sainte Anne’s, St John’s Point, Donegal. www.dng.ieIt may be in a secluded location, but Killybegs and Donegal Town are both just a short drive away.The home was once a stone cottage, but has since been extended into a 231sq.m two storey home and a spacious haven with panoramic views of Inver Bay and Donegal Bay.Sainte Anne’s, St John’s Point, Donegal. www.dng.ieSainte Anne’s, St John’s Point, Donegal. www.dng.ieIf you love the sea and you’re on the lookout for a special holiday home or family home in Donegal, this could be it. See the listing on https://www.dng.ie/residential/brochure/sainte-anne-s-st-johns-point-donegal/4224290Beachside gem on the market for €335,000 in Donegal was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:holiday homepropertyst john’s pointlast_img read more

Harrison reverses decision to retire

first_imgAudley Harrison has reversed his decision to retire.The 41-year-old announced he was quitting the ring after his first-round defeat at the hands of heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder in Sheffield last month.But Harrison says he was inspired to return following the recent birth of his son.“When I made the tough decision to walk away from boxing, I knew it was not going to be easy,’” he said.“As the days passed, I knew I would not be able to live with the decision.“There is no way I am going to tell my son ‘I gave up because I didn’t want to climb the mountain again, I didn’t want to dust myself off again’.“I’m now in the best shape of my career, doing things I haven’t done for years, and back in love with the sport. How can I retire when I know I have another shot in me?”Harlesden’s former Olympic champion has been much criticised as a professional – not least after a dismal showing when challenging David Haye for the world title in 2010.He was also crushed in the first round by David Price last year but opted to continue his career.He won the popular Prizefighter tournament for the second time before the fight against Wilder, which Harrison felt was stopped prematurely after he was floored by the American.Harrison added: “We all saw how the fight ended, which was not right.“I can’t walk away with that performance. If I do, it would haunt me until I’m old and grey.“I got up, they should have let him come to finish me, and let me show what I got.“People who worry I may get hurt, I thank you for your concerns. We live in a free society and my desire for freedom and autonomy is my universal right.“Don’t know where, but see you in a ring real soon.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: Watford 1 Brentford 0

first_imgOdion Ighalo scored two minutes before half-time to put Watford ahead at Vicarage Road.The striker was adjudged to have been fouled by Tony Craig and saw his resulting penalty saved by David Button but was able to slot home from the rebound.Earlier, Ighalo headed Lloyd Dyer’s delivery against the bar and Bees full-back Jake Bidwell needed to produce a fine last-ditch challenge to thwart Diego Fabbrini.Brentford then began to assert themselves and Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes was called into action, saving from Jonathan Douglas at the far post following Alan Judge’s cross.Jota then created a chance for himself with some lovely skill to beat two men before his effort was pushed away by Gomes.And Judge, who has been excellent in midfield, volleyed narrowly wide four minutes before the break.But just as Brentford seemed to be getting on top, they found themselves behind.Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Diagouraga; Odubajo, Judge, Jota; Gray. Subs: Bonham, Dean, Tebar, Toral, Betinho, Pritchard, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more