Girls Volleyball: Poly Sweeps Firebaugh, Continues Solid Play

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sports Girls Volleyball: Poly Sweeps Firebaugh, Continues Solid Play From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 9:16 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The question heading into Thursday night’s Prep League girls volleyball match was whether Poly would suffer a letdown from Tuesday night’s emotional and taxing victory at Pasadena-area power Westridge.The Panthers answered that with an emphatic “NO!”Poly swept the Falcons, 25-6, 25-11 and 25-23, to earn its fifth win in its last six matches.Kate Salembier led Poly with 9 kills.Ella and Zoey Mao had 17 assists each, and Zoey added 11 aces.Halston Harper had 9 kills, and Natalie Clark had 8 kills.The Panthers will get little rest, as they play their third match in four days when they host Rio Hondo Prep Friday at 3:45.Poly is 8-4 overall and improved to 3-0 in the Prep League standings. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Ivy Tech Recognizes Southeast Professor With Award

first_imgA local professor is one of 14 Ivy Tech faculty members in the state to receive the annual Presidents Award for Excellence in Instruction.In a tradition that began in 1983, one faculty member from each of the College’s 14 regions is chosen to receive the President’s Award. From the 14 recipients, one is then selected to receive the Glenn W. Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction, the College’s highest honor for faculty.Rebecca Rahschulte, Associate Professor of Psychology at the Lawrenceburg campus was recognized with the award.Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.last_img read more

LIVE: Goalkeeper Ochan dropped for Uganda vs Namibia

first_imgNamibia 1 (Nekundi 90+2) Uganda 0Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)Zambia        2 2 0 0 5 1 6 – qualifiedNamibia       2 2 0 0 2 0 6 – qualifiedUganda        2 0 0 2 1 4 0Ivory Coast   2 0 0 2 0 3 0#TotalCHAN2018 TweetsShare on: WhatsApp Uganda Cranes team at CHAN. Dropped is goalkeeper Ochan. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAFT: Uganda ??  0  Namibia ?? 1 | Zambia ?? 2 Ivory Coast 0Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre will again depend on Derrick Nsibambi for goals, as Shaban Mohammed is out injured in the must-win match today against Namibia.“Shaban Mohamed (forward) is out injured and should be ready for the final match against Cote d’Ivoire,” Desabre said ahead of Uganda’s second match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.Meanwhile, goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan who made an error in the opening game that Uganda lost 3-1 to Zambia, has been dropped. Coming in goal is Isma Watenga.Rusty debutants Namibia already have a win under their belt, having scored in stoppage time on Sunday to shock the Ivory Coast 1-0 in Group B during the opening round of matches at the African Nations Championship.Cranes starting line up: 19-Watenga Isma (GK), 14-Nicholas Wadada, 3-Isaac Muleme, 5-Timothy Awanyi, 4-Bernard Muwanga (Capt), 21-Taddeo Lwanga, 23-Milton Karisa, 10-Mutyaba Muzamiru, 11-Derrick Nsibambi, 15-Sadam Juma,17-KyambaddeGroup BAt MarrakechZambia 2 (Mulenga 8, 74) Ivory Coast 0last_img read more

SJV Defends Handling of Coach Dismissal

first_img“Hey Chris (Schuster), this is coach Charlie, dog. I’m telling you right now, today, in the sum- mertime, before we’ve even started a game yet, right, we are going to blitz every (expletive) play until your guy comes out the game. So don’t bring him to the game.” By Chris Rotolo |HOLMDEL – The president of Saint John Vianney High School called the public perception of how his office handled the dismissal of a former assistant football coach “ridiculous.”Last week, reports first arose from the Asbury Park Press about former Lancers Offensive Coordinator Charlie Rogers and a profanity-laced voicemail the ex-NFL Pro Bowler left Aug. 25 for Chris Schuster, the parent of a youth football player whose son left the Matawan American Youth Football League (AYF) team Rogers headed.Though the Lancers’ varsity football program has no affiliation with Matawan AYF,Saint John Vianney released a statement Sept. 7 announcing Rogers’ firing the previous day, and school president Joseph F. Deroba said the timeline of events is misleading.“The assumption is we knew about this for three weeks before making a decision. It’s ridiculous. Anyone who knows us knows that would never happen,” Deroba said in a Sept. 11 interview with The Two River Times.Deroba said he and Saint John Vianney officials first heard about the voicemail when the story broke Sept. 6, and proceeded to act swiftly but justly.“Once we found out what happened we took the time to have him come in and say his piece. There’s a thing called due process that we had to consider. Mr. Rogers deserved to be heard and 24 hours after hearing him out we decided to part ways,” Deroba said. “Mr. Rogers was very professional about it. He was apologetic and classy about the whole thing.”Deroba said Rogers’ acceptance of the consequences aligned with the upstanding character the former Matawan High School football star displayed while on campus.“I was at numerous practices all summer long and never once did I hear a foul word from any of our coaches, including Mr. Rogers. The kids on the team, their parents, for the most part they seemed to like him. He seemed to care for them. And I never heard that language all summer long. I’m not saying everyone is an angel.”According to reports, on the 44-second voicemail left by Rogers, the former Lancers’ coach can be heard referring to Schuster’s son, who had recently left Matawan AYF to play for St. Bart’s, an East Brunswick-based football program. “You know I’m pissed off about this (expletive) right here. And I’m telling you, I swear to God, we are going to blitz, we don’t care if we give up a badge or not, we’re blitzing everybody. We are blitz- ing every single (expletive) play. And (inaudible) that it’s a bad (expletive) move, and I don’t like it, and it’s a stupid move and we are going to blitz every single (expletive) play. Hang that (expletive) up. Every play!”Schuster was the acting president of Matawan AYF, but stepped down from his post when the organization failed to take immediate action against Rogers. However, at a Sept. 6 executive meeting of Jersey Shore AYF, Rogers was suspended indefinitely from holding any position within New Jersey AYF.Deroba said at a Catholic school like Saint John Vianney, actions like this have a consequence, “but this doesn’t make Mr. Rogers a bad person.”“He messed up, we all do. He made mistakes like we all do. But there are consequences. The consequences would be the same for me or anyone else at this school,” Deroba added. “You can’t represent a Catholic high school when you act like that.”Following Rogers’ firing, Saint John Vianney traveled to local rival Rumson-Fair Haven for a Sept. 7 meeting, and dropped a lopsided 43-6 decision to the Bulldogs.This article was first published in the Sept. 13-20, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Who’s sitting on the Warriors’ latest back-to-back?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — Even if the Warriors want the No. 1 seed, they have still considered health as the No. 1 priority.Exhibit A: Veteran center Andrew Bogut and veteran forward Shaun Livingston will sit out when the Warriors (53-23) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (35-43) on Thursday. The team had them stay in the Bay Area instead of traveling for their two-day trip down …last_img read more

The Affiliate Management Resource Initiative – Module Seven

first_imgThe Affiliate Management Resource Initiative is a new initiative created by Touch Football Australia (TFA).  The program contains a wide range of resources to assist the affiliate to improve towards implementing ‘best practice’. The program is about improvement and provides an easy to use framework that will help to make continuous improvement a culture.The AMRI has been designed to assist local competitions, clubs and associations of all sizes and locations, evaluate and improve how they run their competitions. Templates and checklists help the affiliate to identify areas of strength and those requiring improvement. Affiliates move through the program at their own pace and the program enables them to pursue the areas that are of interest. The AMRI will comprise of 11 Modules, with each including a wide range of resources.Module Seven of the AMRI includes the following documents:–       Staff Contacts List–       Competition Management Checklist–       Risk Assessment Tool–       Risk Register–       Crisis Management Plan–       Traffic Management PlanModules One, Three, Six, Seven and Eight can be found in the ‘Affiliate Secure Login Section’ of the Clubhouse section of the TFA website, and can be located by clicking on the following link:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=297#c974 To gain access to the Secure Login Section, please click on the link below:https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v5/regoform.cgi?aID=17526&formID=16255Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming AMRI modules. Related Filesintroduction_to_module_7-pdflast_img read more

11 days ago​Tottenham bank on HSBC for men and women

first_img​Tottenham bank on HSBC for men and womenby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham has announced a new five-year partnership with HSBC as its Official Banking Partner for both the men’s and women’s teams in UK and Hong Kong, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukAs part of this new strategic agreement, HSBC will work with the club to engage fans through a range of activities including co-created digital campaigns and play a supportive role in the sport-led regeneration of the local area in Tottenham, north London, alongside the club. Spurs Head of Partnerships Fran Jones, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with HSBC over a number of years and this new partnership is a natural expansion of this. “The club is committed to supporting the continued regeneration of Tottenham and we look forward to integrating HSBC into our existing employment and education programmes, as well as creating impactful new initiatives together.” HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships Jonathan Castleman, added: “The deal provides us with an opportunity to connect with new and existing customers. “We’ve always believed that sport has an amazing power to bring people together, promote physical and mental wellbeing and drive inclusion, so we are excited to be working with Tottenham Hotspur.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alberta wildfires destroyed 1600 structures forced evacuation of 88000 people from Fort

first_imgAPTN National NewsFire crews in Alberta are engaging a “multi-headed monster” wildfire that has so far consumed 10,000 hectares and forced the evacuation of 88,000 people from Fort McMurray and destroyed over 1,000 structures in the city, the premier and officials said Wednesday.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the wildfire destroyed 1,600 structures in the city which was evacuated Tuesday amid apocalyptic scenes of highways lined with vehicles fleeing their homes against a flaming backdrop.Darby Allen, director of emergency management for the Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality, said fire crews were facing another “bad day” following Tuesday’s sudden shift in the wildfire that penetrated Fort McMurray, destroying a whole swaths of neighbourhoods.“No one is hurt and no one is passed away right now,” said an emotional Allen, in a teleconference with reporters Wednesday. “I really hope we can get to the end of this and still say that. We are here, we are strong and we’ll keep doing our jobs.”Allen said fire crews worked throughout out the night fighting flames within the city which were finally vanquished by about 5 a.m.“This is a nasty, dirty fire. There are certainly areas within the city that have not been burned, but this fire will look for them, find them and will want to take them,” said Allen.A cold front expected to move into the region Wednesday was expected to bring with it some mixed blessings. Low humidity and hot temperatures aided the spread of the wildfire Tuesday. The cold front could lower temperatures, but also trigger lighting, said Allen.“It’s not what we really want in this situation,” he said.Officials said the next 24 hours would prove critical in the battle being waged against the fire and the fate of the city which is in the heart of Alberta’s oil patch.Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality Mayor Melissa Blake said the oil industry was responding by providing use of camps and lodges to help shelter evacuees.“I am commending our citizens for standing strong and resilience,” said Blake.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, in a conference call from Germany early today, confirmed a formal request for assistance has been received from the Alberta government and the military is preparing to engage in the battle.The nearby Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation declared a state of emergency Wednesday, according to spokesperson Eriel Deranger. Deranger said the First Nation would be using boats and flights to evacuate community members, along from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, who were in Fort McKay following their evacuation from Fort McMurray, to Fort Chipewyan and Fort Smith, NWT.Deranger said there was concern the membership could be stranded in Fort McKay.-with files from The Canadian [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

The Thunder Are At The Kids Table This Christmas

The Thunder Are At The Kids Table This Christmas

The NBA Christmas Day games are one of the league’s most visible showcases. Rivalries are deepened, as with the Clippers-Warriors matchups in 2013 and 2014, or rejoined, as with the centerpiece of this year’s slate, a finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the last seven years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have enjoyed prime placement on the Christmas marquee, playing against some of the best teams in the league. But this season, after former MVP Kevin Durant left town over the summer, the Thunder’s star power has diminished enough to warrant a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently 9-19 and one of the worst teams in the league.We can use FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings to see just how far the Wolves fall below the Thunder’s standards. Here are Oklahoma City’s Christmas Day opponents beginning in 2010: The best pace-adjusted triple-double seasons K. Love2013-1497.335.517.06.015.4 J. Harden2016-1797.737.110.715.718.4 R. Westbrook2016-1798.043.714.715.021.3 C. Paul2008-0987.832.47.915.715.9 M. Johnson1986-87101.631.18.215.915.9 L. James2010-1190.936.410.29.615.3 12/25/2010ThunderNuggets15701595 M. Johnson1989-9096.330.08.915.416.0 (Amazingly, the top two seasons by this measure are happening right now. The No. 2 spot belongs to Rockets star and former Thunder sixth man James Harden, who is averaging a per-100-possessions triple-double of his own for new coach Mike D’Antoni, in a role I like to think of as “overgrown Steve Nash does his best Corey Maggette impersonation.” Giannis Antetokounmpo, who turned 22 this month, comes in 27th.)This won’t be the first time Westbrook will be playing Christmas Day without Durant. In 2014, Oklahoma City drew the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs (also without Kawhi Leonard) as its opponent, and won 114-106, with Westbrook pouring in 34 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals. It was a brilliant game, the type of which we’ve become accustomed to from Westbrook the last few seasons. The difference this season is that if he repeats that line on Sunday, or even if he racks up his 14th triple-double of the season, it will be away from the biggest stage of the day.Check out our latest NBA predictions. PLAYERSEASONPACEPOINTSREBOUNDSASSISTSVERSATILITY INDEX K. Garnett2004-0589.131.419.18.016.9 12/25/2013KnicksThunder17131451 K. Malone1996-9790.040.014.46.515.5 DATEHOME TEAMAWAY TEAMTHUNDER ELOOPPONENT ELO 12/25/2011ThunderMagic16201583 O. Robertson1961-62124.926.710.89.914.2 L. James2015-1693.336.110.89.815.6 G. McGinnis1974-75105.133.716.17.115.7 12/25/2014SpursThunder15591671 G. Hill1996-9784.530.913.010.516.2 12/25/2015ThunderBulls16501524 STATS PER 100 POSSESSIONS K. Garnett2003-0489.033.219.06.816.2 L. Bird1987-8897.937.611.67.715.0 R. Westbrook2013-1495.435.79.411.415.6 K. Garnett2002-0391.929.617.37.815.9 M. Johnson1990-9194.126.69.617.216.4 L. James2007-0890.239.610.49.515.8 D. Cousins2014-1595.435.518.75.215.1 G. Antetokounmpo2016-1796.132.713.08.315.2 L. James2011-1291.238.111.18.815.5 D. Robinson1993-9490.139.214.16.315.2 L. James2009-1091.440.09.811.516.5 R. Westbrook2015-1696.733.911.315.118.0 Versatility Index is the geometric mean of points, rebounds and assists (per 100 possessions). Data is through Dec. 23, 2016.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 12/25/2016ThunderTimberwolves15961426 12/25/2012HeatThunder16991661 L. James2008-0988.740.810.910.416.7 M. Johnson1988-89100.128.710.116.416.8 L. Bird1984-85101.634.312.67.915.1 You might notice that in 2013 the Thunder got stuck playing the New York Knicks, TV’s worst recurring Christmas Day special. Except 2013 was the rare occasion when the Knicks looked like a legitimate NBA team coming into the season. Their preseason Elo rating was 1579, 128 points higher than their rating on Christmas Day, or the difference between a top-10 team and a bottom-5 one. So the Thunder weren’t supposed to have a dog of a game, they just ended up with one because the Knicks fell off the wagon.That wasn’t the case for this season’s Timberwolves. Minnesota came into the season with a rating of 1434, and has since fallen to 1426. The idea with the Wolves was that they have one of the brightest talents in the league, Karl-Anthony Towns, and a roster packed with young, exciting players liable to throw a 30-foot alley-oop or dunk on your head. They were supposed to be among the baby-faced upstarts in the league this season, and they might yet be if they ever figure out how to hold onto a lead.This is a flavor of game the league likes to book. Last Christmas saw a similar matchup between the Miami Heat, two years removed from LeBron James’ leaving in free agency to return to Cleveland, and the New Orleans Pelicans, home to Anthony Davis. The matchmaking logic made sense enough: Pair off a franchise familiar to fans with a few stars left over from deep playoff runs against an up-and-coming face-of-the-league-type star.Things didn’t work out so well then, either. The Heat came into the game looking like dark-horse contenders in the east, with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside playing at high levels. But the Pelicans were beset by injuries early in the season, and Davis never took the leap forward many expected. New Orleans came into the game at 9-20, and while it took the game into overtime, it was hardly the glamour matchup the league had hoped for.Last year’s Pelicans-Heat and this year’s Wolves-Thunder aren’t quite parallel, though, because the year before — the Heat’s first without LeBron — saw Miami host James and his Cavs, beating them 101-91. Durant’s Warriors make a fine partner for the Cavs, but a Christmas Day reunion with Russell Westbrook would have been something to see.Westbrook is averaging 31.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.8 assists with a 41.9 usage percentage and a 54.1 true shooting percentage. But as if the phrase “averaging a triple-double through Christmas Day” isn’t impressive enough, the triple-doubles he’s racking up are far removed from the basic 10-10-10 variety. If we adjust for pace of play (which has slowed from the breakneck days of Oscar and Magic), he’s having the finest triple-double-type season we’ve ever seen.Below is a versatility index1We’re using John Hollinger’s old formulation, which is the geometric mean of points, rebounds and assists, to capture players who have high averages in all three stats. (Simply adding the three stats up and taking an average would over-weight scoring, since point totals tend to be higher than assists and rebounds.) for the players with the highest point-rebound-assist per-possession averages in NBA history: W. Chamberlain1963-64115.133.320.24.614.6 L. Bird1986-8798.633.611.09.215.0 M. Jordan1988-8997.040.09.99.915.8 L. James2012-1390.737.511.210.116.2 R. Westbrook2014-1595.741.110.612.517.6 read more