Pain strikes top wrestlers

first_imgThe pain wasn’t as bad for Alta Loma’s Alton Clark, who is going to Bakersfield, but only after losing twice and falling to fourth place in the 145-pound bracket. “(Friday) after a first-round bye, he went a long time without fluids,” Braves coach Tom Guenther said of Clark, who lost 15 pounds over the last week to make weight. “(The weight drop) has been a major factor the last two days.” It showed in Clark’s semifinal match against Rim of the World’s Isaac Whisner. Clark, the No. 1 seed in the weight class, took a 4-1 lead in the second period but withered down the stretch. Whisner tied the match to send it to overtime, where he caught Clark off-guard to record a takedown and win 6-4. Then in the third-place match, Clark lost 13-0 to Santa Ana’s Jose Navarro – whom Clark had beaten 5-3 in last week’s qualifying tournament. Still, with a week to recover, Guenther believes he will be fine. “We would like to place next week, and he’s got the potential to be a placer,” Guenther said. Johnson Jr. wasn’t the only wrestler to lose an undefeated record Saturday. Rancho Cucamonga’s Ryan Eagleson lost during his first match of the day, 19-11 to Bobby Scofield of Dana Hills, the top-ranked 130-pounder in the state. “He looked competitive off the bat, took him down early, then it got out of hand,” Cougars coach Rangi Smith said of Eagleson, who is now 46-1. “He definitely wants another shot at (Scofield).” Eagleson, who had never been to the CIF state meet before this year, finished third. Teammate Corey Castillo is also making his first trip to Bakersfield after placing fifth in at 125. “Fifth in Southern California, this is the toughest region in the state, I feel pretty good,” Castillo said. “The hard work paid off.” With 341/2 points, the Cougars finished 19th in the team standings, won by Temecula Valley with 154 points. Huntington Beach Marina sophomore Victory Anthony, the first female to compete in the CIF-SS Masters meet since its inception in 1983, was eliminated in her first match Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It struck Diamond Bar senior Marcus Johnson Jr. at the worst possible time. With 1:12 remaining in his 215-pound championship match against Oxnard Pacifica’s John Hernandez, Johnson sustained a right shoulder injury that forced him to forfeit the match and ruined his 44-0 season. More significantly, it could keep him out of the CIF State meet for the second straight year. RIALTO – High school athletes, often wrestlers, are apt to denigrate and downplay pain. Pain is “weakness leaving the body,” to quote one popular T-shirt. Sometimes, however, pain is simply too great to ignore, as it was for three of the area’s top wrestlers on Day 2 of the CIF-Southern Section Masters meet Saturday. center_img “We probably won’t be able to tell until we take him to the guy who operated on him (last year),” said Marcus Johnson Sr., the wrestler’s coach and father. Johnson’s left shoulder was hurt at last year’s Masters meet and surgically repaired over the summer. Johnson Sr. said late Saturday the shoulder was still swollen and “really sore,” but that his son wouldn’t visit the doctor until Monday. Etiwanda heavyweight Marcus Austin’s injury was louder and even more damaging. Austin was wrestling Hesperia’s Ryan Hoover, needing only one win to qualify for the state meet, when Hoover sent him tumbling off the mat in the second period. Clutching his left knee, Austin screamed and writhed for more than a minute before being helped off the mat by his coaches. Eagles assistant coach Dave Doughty said the senior had “blown out” his ACL, almost certainly ending his season prematurely. last_img read more

Pearson fined £10,000 following altercation with supporter

first_img Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson 1 Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has received a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban from the Football Association after his foul mouthed altercation with a fan last month.The Foxes manager attended a personal hearing in front of an Independent Regulatory Commission on Friday after he accepted the FA charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” during their 3-1 defeat by Liverpool.The 51-year-old refused to apologise to the fan despite pressure from the Leicester City Supporters’ club to say sorry.The statement from the FA read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Nigel Pearson has been fined £10,000, will serve a one-match touchline suspension, and warned as to his future conduct, subject to any appeal, after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator.“The sanction will not come into effect until the end of the appeal period.“The Leicester City manager was charged following his side’s game against Liverpool on 2 December 2014.”A statement from Leicester stated Pearson and his representatives have requested written reasons for the sanctions.It said: “The club has concluded an internal review of the incident during the Liverpool fixture and considers its own review to be closed.”last_img read more

Army signs emergency contract for body armor

first_imgWASHINGTON – The U.S. Army, under pressure to issue more protective gear to its soldiers in Iraq, has signed a $70 million emergency contract with a California company to rush ceramic body armor to the front lines. The sole-source contract, with California-based Ceradyne Inc., was approved last week and announced Friday. It comes on the heels of a Pentagon study that found side armor could have saved dozens of U.S. lives in Iraq. The Army is planning to buy 230,000 sets of the ceramic side plates. Army spokesman Paul Boyce said that one company will not be able to deliver that order in the time required, so additional vendors are being sought through an open-bid process. “Our goal is to continue providing the American soldier with the best, most protective body armor in the world,” Boyce said. “We are working with soldiers, commanders, the medical community and industry to continue these improvements while ensuring the safety of our soldiers.” 160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The company is expected to begin shipping the armor plates in January and to complete the order by May or June. Each of the side plates weighs 2 1/2 pounds. Earlier this week, Army Secretary Francis Harvey said he thought soldiers should be required to wear the ceramic side plates even though they added weight and may limit mobility. While his pronouncement was not an order, it reflected the military’s ongoing struggle to answer criticism that soldiers are going to war without the armor they need. Soldiers have said the added armor will weigh them down and limit their fighting flexibility.last_img read more

DUNKINEELY NEWS: GUIDED NATURE WALK IN ST. JOHN’S POINT ON SATURDAY

first_imgSt John’s Point DunkineelyGuided nature walk will take place Saturday July 16 th at 11:00am (duration 3hrs)Meeting place: Beach area (take the 1 st left west of Dunkineely continue 8km to the beach). Bring food and beverages, no dogs please. Everyone is welcome. Naomh UltanA lot more endeavour will be needed from the senior team, if division III status is to be retained after a heavy defeat to Naomh Bríd on Saturday. Score; Naomh Bríd 2.13 Naomh Ultan 0-6. The reserve team showed more determination before going down to Naomh Bríd on a score line of 1.12 -1.06.The Kellogg’s Cul Camp commences for children on the 18th July until 22nd July at 10:00am. Enquiries to secretary Elaine Steele, 086 3405523. The u12 divisional final takes place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th July .There was no winner of the royal flush jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 10, 15, Consolation prizes went to Des Byrne, c/o Marry Murrin’s, Colm o Sheilhleain of St John’s Point, Thelma Murray of Inver. Jackpot next week is €1,560. Thank you for your support!All the best to both Donegal teams in the Ulster Final on Sunday 17th in Clones.Local bingo in the Clubhouse (Dunkineely), every Friday at 9pm.Underage training every Saturday at 10:00amDunkineely Celtic FCWe would like to congratulate Kyle Mc Geoghan and Aaron O’Shea on being selected to take part in the FAI Emerging Talent Programme which is taking place in Raphoe from 6th July to 13th July and again from 10th August to 17th August. We would also like to congratulate them both on being selected to play for Co. Donegal Schoolboys team at the Foyle Cup, well done boys and the best of luck at both. The u8s and u10s recently finished up after taking part in football blitzs against local teams. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part. We would like to thank the coaches and the parents for all their help and hope to see you all soon.Family Fun day at Dunkineely Church Saturday 16 th July at 2-5pm Bouncy Castle, barbeque, stalls and colouring competition all welcome.Thank you for the support for the barn dance.O’Donnell School of Music We are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information please contact (087) 9644019.Traditional MusicMc Intyre’s Bar, Dunkineely has a traditional music session every Wednesday At 9:30pm. All musicians and singers welcome.The Point 10kCharity Fun Run/Walk returns this year on Saturday the 13th August 2016. Same course with the addition of Chip timing added this year. The two main beneficiary of this year are The Good and New Cancer Bus and The Bruckless Boat Club. Let the training commence!Cemetery SundayCemetery Sunday for the Church of St Joseph and St Conal, Bruckless will take place on Sunday 31st July at 4:00pm.Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – (Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing) Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL)The DCL office is open from 9:00-1:00 Monday &Wednesday 9:00-12:30 Friday. Feel free to call into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book. We have several rooms to hire for meetings by the hour or session at very reasonable rates.DCL needs an office desk and/or chair. If you have one and no longer need it or if you know anyone who has we can collect and would appreciate your help. Please contact DCL by phone 074 9737678; or email us at dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com or pm our Facebook page .Thanks in advance.We are looking to see what interest there might be in any of the following courses; please contact Dcl on 97 37678 or dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com if you would like to do any of the following…1st Aid 1 day, Occupational 1st Aid (3 day), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Art Course, Calligraphy, Car Mechanicing/ Servicing, Carpentry, Change Makers, Complementary First Aid/Homeopathy, Creative Writing, Creel Making, Defibrillator, Family History, Getting the most out of your Smart Phone, Interior Design, Introduction to Computers, Make-up Artistry, More computer skills for beginners, Nature Talks (geology, botany, birds, seashore), Night-time Photography, On-line shopping/banking/EBay/PayPal/Internet Security, Photoshop, Pilates, Upcycling and Yoga.Going on a sun holiday? Print your boarding pass with us in the DCL officeDCL LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him or her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (including ‘The Fault in our Stars’), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – ‘Pride and Prejudice’), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. Borrowing costs 20c per book.If you have anything you would like to add the Bruckless / Killaghtee / Dunkineely Community notes, please call the Dunkineely Community Ltd office in the Old Methodist Manse, Dunkineely; or phone 074 9737678; or email us atdunkineelycommunity@gmail.comDUNKINEELY NEWS: GUIDED NATURE WALK IN ST. JOHN’S POINT ON SATURDAY was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DunkineelyNaomh Ultanst john’s point nature walklast_img read more

Immigrant issue spurs division in Assembly

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – As several hundred immigrants rallied on the west steps of the Capitol, the Assembly on Monday voted for a resolution calling on President George W. Bush and Congress to reject extreme immigration laws. The party-line vote was symbolic, but the debate showcased the ideological emotions that have divided lawmakers in California and Washington, D.C. On one side, Democrats led by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez of Los Angeles said Congress should give an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally a path to citizenship. But Republicans insisted that immigrants who have crossed the border illegally should not be rewarded for breaking American laws. The Assembly passed the resolution 42-26. Republicans lined up against the measure, complaining that Democrats had polarized the debate by describing a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives as “mean-spirited, shortsighted and anti-immigrant.” In December the House passed a bill that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally, criminalize people who help illegal immigrants and build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate is considering a measure that more closely adheres to a proposal by President Bush. It calls for stronger enforcement, a new guest worker program and an eventual chance at citizenship for most immigrants in the country illegally. Seeking to add their voice to the national debate, the Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution asking Congress to stand up to “the extremists’ voices” that drove the immigration debate in the House. Assembly Republicans tried to weaken the resolution but came up short on the votes. “Using language like this I think is inflammatory,” said Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico. Assemblyman Mark Wyland, R-Vista, said the federal government should reimburse California for the $10.5 billion a year that it cost the state to care for illegal immigrants. “The immigration debate I think is about following the rules,” said Assemblyman Chuck Devore, R-Irvine. “While we all celebrate immigrants and understand many people would like to come to the United States, we ought to follow the rules.”last_img read more