NPSS Grizzlies Junior Basketball perform well at weekend tournaments

first_imgNPSS Grizzlies Junior Boys Basketball Team. Source NPSS Athletics Next Up: January 25 & 26 the Junior teams are in Dawson Creek and the Senior teams are in Prince George.Male Athlete of the Week: Tristan Stockall (Gr. 10, Jr Boys Basketball)Female Athlete of the Week: Mykenzie Beech (Gr. 10, Jr Girls Basketball)- Advertisement – FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Junior Girls basketball team played at home over the weekend in the Bert Bowes New Years Classic. The girls played Bowes in the first round on Friday afternoon. After a bit of a slow start against a quick, athletic team, the Grizzlies picked up the intensity and finished with a strong win that took them into the semi-finals against Dawson Creek.Lead by some big minutes from Bella Ziebart, Mykenzie Beech and Haeli Ziegler, the girls battled through 4 quarters of intense, back and forth play. Down by 2 in the final minutes, Haeli hit a 3 to put the girls up 41-40 and win the game.The finals on Saturday night found the team in a re-match against Dawson. The girls went down by 8 in the first quarter and finished the half down by 10. After a re-group at half-time, the girls came out with a full-court press and quickly closed the gap to within two points.  The Grizzlies battled through the second half, going point for point with Dawson. Strong defensive efforts from Jenna Miranda and Mykenzie Beech (averaging 5 defensive rebounds each) and Bella Ziebart and Danielle Kocher (averaging 5 steals each) kept the momentum going and the Grizzlies in the game. With some more clutch shooting from Haeli Ziegler and some timely composure at the free throw line, the Grizzlies sealed the win and finished the tournament in first place. Tournament All-Stars were Mykenzie Beech, Haeli Ziegler and Jenna Miranda.Overall, the girls maintained excellent composure throughout the weekend and were able to stay calm under pressure. They consistently demonstrated their ability to communicate effectively and work together on the floor. Congrats Grizzlies and a huge thank you to Megan Inglis at Bert Bowes for hosting an excellent tournament!The Junior Boys Basketball Team was in Prince George at the DP Todd Junior Basketball tournament this past weekend. The Grizzlies played their first game against Cedars Friday night and got off to a slow start. After a timeout at the 4:00 mark with the boys leading 6-3, the team got things turned around with big minutes from Tristan Stockall, Colton Dyck, and Gryphon Talbot to hold a 38-13 lead at half. In the second half, the bench led by Ryan Quigley and Albert Eisler played big minutes to get the starters rest to be ready for the remainder of the weekend. When the final buzzer sounded the Grizzlies took a 53-39 win to set up a second-round match against powerhouse Duchess Park.The boys once again started slow but were able to keep it a close game in the first half by playing strong defensively. Ethan Middleton and Parker Nielson played big inside against the much taller opponent and forced Duchess to be a shooting team. In the second half, the Grizzlies came out with energy and took control of the game winning the third quarter 15-5. Theboys were composed in the fourth quarter using the clock to their advantage and hitting timely shots to close out Duchess with a 42-34 win.The finals were a rematch of the semifinal matchup at the Kelly Road Tournament in December against a much-improved College Heights team. The Grizzlies came out with a lot of heart but ultimately ran out of gas. The College Heights bench stepped up and played bigminutes and helped their team win the third quarter 20-8. The Grizzlies put pressure on College Heights in the fourth quarter and made a run but with four minutes left in the game College Heights ultimately pulled away for the tournament win.last_img read more

Hazard asks Sarri for extra day off

first_img0Shares0000 Hazard has been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid and has suggested that he feels it is time for him to take a new step in his career after six years at Chelsea. However, Sarri insisted that the pair did not discuss the Belgian’s future.“We didn’t talk about this,” the Italian said when asked about the topic, according to Sky Sports.“We talked only about ‘can I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday?’“In this moment there is no problem for Hazard.”Sarri did not reveal whether or not he granted the 27-year-old an additional day off, but reports suggest that Hazard was successful in his request.The Belgian scored 12 goals for Chelsea in 2017/18 before captaining his country to the FIFA World Cup semifinals in Russia. Eden Hazard. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Eden Hazard is set to return to club duty after the Community Shield, having asked Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri for an extra day off.The Blues will face Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with kick-off set for 14h00 GMT. However, star attacking midfielder Hazard will seemingly play no part.center_img 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Some books that need more work

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champWhy, even the world of sports had to see several books delayed this year. If that Spears piece ever hits the local bookstores, it could be competing with these postponed sports books: “Natural Fitness After 40,” by Roger Clemens, with a special foreword by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Knowing What You Want,” by Kobe Bryant. “Starting a Second Career,” by Scott Niedermayer. “They Call Me Ref,” by Tom Donaghy. “Bridging the Generation Gap,” by Jeff Kent. “Art of the Wide Stance,” by Sen. Larry Craig. “A Clear Plan for the Future,” by the Coliseum Commission. “Respecting the Roy Williams Rule,” by Roy Williams. “Playing to the Absolute End,” by Rory Sabbatini. “Pride in Academics,” by the Florida State Football Team. “It’s How You Play the Game,” by Bill Belichick. “Fly Me to the Moon,” by Lisa Nowak. “Dodging Controversy,” by Curt Schilling. “Art of the Big Deal,” by Bill Stoneman. “Secrets of the Ageless Athlete,” by Sam Cassell. “A Man of My Word,” by Nick Saban. “How to Make Words Work for You,” by Miss Teen South Carolina. “Conquering the Colonies,” by Ricky Hatton. “Making My Hometown Proud,” by Marion Jones. “Why College Basketball Rules,” by CSUN President Jolene Koester. “Hairstyles for a New Millennium,” by Chris Kaman. “How to Kick Men’s Butt,” Michelle Wie. “Contentment in Retirement,” by Bill Parcells. “A Man’s Best Friend,” by Michael Vick. “Miked and Loving it,” by Jerry Sloan. “Rating Athletes’ Girlfriends,” by Terrell Owens. “Nothing But the Best,” by Donald Sterling. “Saying it With a Whisper,” by Steve Hartman. “Success With Honor,” by Isiah Thomas. “I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Consensus,” by Bud Selig. “A Motivational Speaker’s Handbook,” by Karl Dorrell. “A Falcon For Life,” by Bobby Petrino. “Knowing When to Keep Quiet,” by Shaquille O’Neal. “Mr. Excitement – the Grady Little Story” “Saving Soccer in America,” by David Beckham. “When Talk-Show Hosts Support Writers” “I’ll Do Anything to Beat Pete Carroll,” by Norm Chow. “Never Blame the Dog,” by Jonathan Papelbon. “The Evils of Binge and Purge,” by the Florida Marlins. “Gay Athletes in Iran,” by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Playing by the Rules – the NASCAR Story” “Never Drink and Drive,” by Jerry Buss, with a special foreword by Mel Gibson. “Tennis is My Life,” by Serena Williams. “No Place for Gambling in the Sports Section,” by L.A. Times editors. “We Need Another Bowl Game,” by the NCAA. “All Eyes on the Playoffs,” by Garret Anderson. “You Can’t Argue With Numbers,” by the BCS organizers. “It’s Not About the Money,” by Phil Jackson. “My Love Affair With Insects,” by Joba Chamberlain. “Making it on My Own,” by Bode Miller. “It’s How You Finish – the Story of the 2007 Mets” “I Spit on Mid-Major Football Programs,” by Bob Stoops, foreword by Lloyd Carr. “Swimming My Way to Sobriety,” by David Hasselhoff. “You’re Nobody If You Don’t Win – the Story of the 2007 Galaxy” “The Art of Denial,” by Barry Bonds. “An Appreciation of Rutgers Women’s Basketball,” by Don Imus. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Think the publishing world has been rocked by the news Britney Spears’ mommy won’t have her guidebook on parenting released next spring? Just because it turned out her other daughter – 16-year-old Jamie Lynn – is pregnant? Alas, this insightful opus on Christian parenting in a tabloid world having to be permanently shelved is nothing new. Publishers are forced to set back the release of books all the time. You know, circumstances and all. last_img read more

Steven Mukwala scores a brace as Maroons fight to draw with Wakiso

first_img Tags: Karim NdugwaMaroons FCSteven Bengosteven mukwalaUganda Premier LeagueViane Sekajugo Action between Maroons FC and Wakiso Giants FC on Saturday. (PHOTO/Wakiso Giants)Second half goals from Steven Mukwala ensured spoils were shared between Maroons and Wakiso Giants on Saturday in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.Maroons had gone behind through Karim Nduggwa’s (29’) and Viane Ssekajugo’s goals (52’), but the Prisons side staged a fight-back to bag a deserved point.Mukwala who’s been on a scoring spree, netting in each of Maroons’ last four games reduced the deficit in the 65 minutes, and just when Steven Bengo thought his Wakiso side had done just enough to clinch victory, the on form forward levelled with less than five minutes on the clock.While the Purple Sharks headed into the game off the back of two successive victories, Maroons had drawn their last two, and Saturday’s stalemate was their fourth this season.Bengo who was recently appointed caretaker after the club sacked Kefa Kisala following a series of dire results had hoped to make it three wins in a row and ascend further up the table, but his side’s opponents were not willing to aid that.The draw means Wakiso stay seated sixth in the league with 20 points and they will end the first round with those points as Saturday’s game was their last in the round.Maroons on the other hand, now with 19 points moved a place up to seventh. They have a chance to move up further with positive results in their last two games.The side hosts Vipers on Wednesday in one of the their two remaining games.Comments last_img read more

Norwich reject Magpies bid for Murphy

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesNewcastle have had a bid for Jacob Murphy rejected by Norwich City.Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is keen to sign the 22-year-old from Wembley and the promoted club are expected to return with an improved offer.There has been speculation about Murphy’s future, particularly since he impressed for England’s Under-21s at the recent European Championships.Crystal Palace and Southampton have also been linked with Murphy, who has been with Norwich since the East Anglian club snapped him up along with his twin brother Josh in 2006.See also:Newcastle agree fee for Murphy Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

The Blogosphere in Your Pocket: Regator Comes to the iPhone

first_imgRegator, the popular blog directory and feed reader, just launched its iPhone application (iTunes link). The app, which is available for free, allows users to browse stories from over 500 topics, ranging from travel blogs to pop culture and sports blogs – with a bit of beekeeping and local news from around the world thrown in for good measure. Every one of these topics is curated by Regator’s staff, which ensures that only high-quality blog feeds make it into the app. Every topic also comes with its own memetracker-like ‘popular’ view and a list of currently trending terms within each category.One interesting aspect of the app is that you always have to go to the original source blog to read the full text of each post, no matter whether the blog publishes a full-text feed or not. As the Regator team told us when we first wrote about the company last year, the idea here is to give back to the bloggers featured on the site. One nice aspect of the app is that Regator also displays related stories and images, as well as popular blogs about a specific topic whenever you are looking at a story’s summary page.Besides organizing stories based on popularity, Regator also offers a more traditional view, where stories are displayed in reverse chronological order. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… SharingOnce you bring up a news story, you can also easily share it with your Twitter and Facebook friends right from within the app. While you have to hand over your Twitter credentials, the app has implemented Facebook Connect for sharing stories with your Facebook friends.Something for EveryoneBecause the app covers such a wide range of topics, it really offers something for everyone. You can use it to keep up to date on recent tech events and to see what’s hot within the beekeeping community (this story about urban beekeepers is getting quite a lot of attention right now, for example). Because it is curated by Regator’s editors and doesn’t allow you to add your own feeds, Regator won’t replace your current feed reader. However, if you just want to get a quick overview of what’s hot in a certain community, Regator does a fine job of giving you access to a nice collection of quality blog posts. frederic lardinois Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

What You Need To Do

first_imgWhen you don’t want to get out of bed, when you want to hit the snooze button, when you really want to retreat to the warm comfort of a few more minutes sleep, that’s the time you most need to muster the will to get up and get moving.When you don’t want to step onto the treadmill, into the gym, or climb under the heavy bar, that’s the time you need to summon your strength and do the work.When the blank page tries to intimidate you into giving up, giving in, and moving on, that’s the time when you need to let loose the words and ideas buried deep inside you struggling to escape.When you don’t want to close the browser, shut the lid, and disconnect, that’s when you most need to stop procrastinating, do the work you are avoiding, and remember why you’re here.When you don’t want to make the call because there is too much at risk, there’s too much at stake, and there’s too much to lose, that’s when you need to unleash your hidden power and dial the seven digits.When you don’t want to do the work, grind it out, or exert the necessary effort to get results, that’s when you need to take action and begin.When your scared to death to start that new thing, to go it alone, to step out onto the ledge and risk the chance, that’s the time to look fear in the eye, to stare it down, and to do what you were made for.When others insist that you can’t, that you will fail, that you will be hurt and embarrassed, that’s when you need to recognize that their fears aren’t your fears, that failure is just one short stop on your life’s adventure, and that it’s more embarrassing to have wasted what’s deep inside of you than it is to stumble.Do what you need to do. Now. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Nine Held in Brisbane After Group Posing as Journalists for Commonwealth Games is Busted

first_imgOne Indian man was charged with people smuggling and falsifying documents after eight other Indians were arrested at the Brisbane airport by the Australian Border Force (ABF) on March 28. The group had said they were journalists traveling to cover the Commonwealth Games 2018 and had Temporary Activity Visas.An airline liaison officer in Bangkok found the group to be “non-genuine travelers” and flagged the group on transit through Thailand, the ABF said in a statement.Eight of them were allegedly carrying fake foreign media credentials for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. An investigation has been launched.Rakesh Kumar Sharma, 46, who is suspected of people smuggling was remanded into custody on March 29. He was charged under Migration Act 1958.  He held valid credentials and faces maximum penalty up to 20 years in jail. Sharma will be taken before the court on April 6 when a Hindi interpreter is present. The eight others have been sent to immigration detention and face immediate deportation.Indian group caught in Australia with fake documents Photo: ABFWhile the ABF is working hard to ensure smooth entry for legitimate Commonwealth Games visitors, attempts to exploit the event and Australia’s visa program will not be tolerated, Terry Price, the ABF regional commander Queensland, said.“Anyone wishing to enter Australia, including athletes, team officials, spectators and the media, must hold a valid visa and accreditation and must be deemed to be a legitimate visitor,” Price said. “As with all travelers, the ABF will process all Commonwealth Games visitors on arrival and anyone found not to be here for legitimate purposes can expect to have their visas cancelled and to be turned around. This may occur on arrival in Australia, or prior to boarding flights to Australia.“We have a skilled network of ALOs at key overseas international airports who can identify travellers of concern and stop them travelling or, as in this case, provide real time information to alert colleagues onshore. The ABF remains highly alert to other similar attempts that may occur as we get closer to the start of the Commonwealth Games,” he said. Related ItemsAustraliacommonwealth gamesHuman Traffickinglast_img read more

ONE fighter Batolbatol passes away

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Signed under the ONE Championship umbrella for the past three years, Batolbatol has registered a 5-3 record since transitioning from boxing to the world of MMA.His last fight was on May last year where he submitted to Christian Lee at ONE: Kingdom of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBatolbatol was scheduled to fight Indonesian Sunoto Peringkat at ONE: Conquest of Kings this July before the card was cancelled.In a statement, ONE Championship expressed its grief following the tragic news, which read: “ONE Championship is deeply saddened by his untimely passing. The organization extends its sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Rocky Batolbatol during this very difficult time.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Batolbatol’s fellow fighters also paid him a tribute, with Jenel Lausa writing: “Sana nasa magandang kalagayan ka na ngayon, ‘tol. We miss you so much. God bless. Alam naman namin kasama ka na ngayon ni God.”(I hope you’re in a better place right now, brother. We miss you so much. God bless. We know that you’re with God now.) IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Rocky Batolbatol. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMixed martial arts fighter Rocky Batolbatol passed away on Sunday after figuring in a road accident in his hometown Cagayan de Oro. He was 32.Formal medical reports have yet to be released on his untimely demise.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australian tennis star Tomic says he has no love for the game National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more