Lady Mariners Hoping For The best

first_img Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)center_img Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) With a week to go, local softball teams are involved in a mad scramble to earn playoff berths, with Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, and East Hampton all playing make or break games.It’s been years since the Lady Bonackers and Lady Mariners faced off in a make or break softball game, and last Friday both teams delivered for the loyal fans that have waited so long.Yes, the Lady Mariners, playing at home, emerged victorious, by the slimmest of margins, a 1-0 score. But there were only winners on the field on this day.Sam Wesnofske, Southampton’s senior all-star pitcher, turned in a superhuman effort against East Hampton, going the distance and striking out 17 batters. Caroline Wetter’s single in the fourth drove in Stella Schoenberg for the only run of the game.It was only one of the nail biters contested last week in what has become one of the most competitive seasons ever for East End teams.Southampton, like so many of the tightly bunched teams in the 24-team League VII, wants a playoff berth. The Lady Mariners took an important step on May 3, knocking off Westhampton 6-5.Leah Sellinger hit a walk-off single to score Emma Wesnofske and lead Southampton in Suffolk VII. The always reliable Wesnofske struck out 13 and also went yard twice. Sellinger hit a walk-off single to score Emma Wesnofske with the winning run.The two wins upped Southampton’s record to 9-6 — good enough for a playoff berth? Not necessarily. Section 11, the governing body of public high school athletics, instituted a ratings system similar to one used in football. Southampton did not catapult ahead of the Lady Hurricanes in the point system despite the victory. It uses weighted averages and strength of opponents to choose those teams most deserving of a playoff berth. It is deeply flawed. Just ask coach Tania Ciancino if the Lady Mariners are denied a spot.Westhampton, playing at home crushed 12-0 on May 2 in a must-win game. Lauren Ramos went 3-for-4 and McKinley Skala went 3-for-3 to lead Westhampton in Suffolk VII. Angie Acampora struck out eight in a five-inning one-hitter.Westhampton, despite an inferior 7-7 won-lost record, has a rating of 134.8, and as of the last calculations provided by Section 11, Southampton sits at 113.7. Both teams are in Class A, and there may not be room for both in the playoffs, which begin May 14.That’s because Hampton Bays (9-6, 129.6 rating) defeated Southampton, 5-3, at Red Creek Park on May 1. Then, they pulled out a critical victory three days later when Amelia Kozuchowski’s two-out base hit drove in Katie Picataggio with the winning run against Islip. Hampton Bays had a tough encounter at East Islip on May 8 and finishes at Mercy on May 11. Even with two losses, Hampton Bays may be sitting in the catbird seat.Southampton played Hauppauge (11-5) at home on May 8 and plays Rocky Point (5-10) on May 11 and travels to Bayport/Blue Point (2-8) on May 10. All the games are slated to begin at 4:30 PM.The clock has finally run out on East Hampton. The locals have two home games left, May 10 versus East Islip and May 11 against Mattituck (4:30 PM).Riverhead, a Class AA team competing in League II, has lost three in a row. On May 2, the Lady Waves lost a heartbreaker at Bayshore 3-2. Sachem beat the locals 6-2 a day earlier.The Waves (3-5) have three games left as of this writing: at home against Whitman (7-4) on May 7 and Northport May 10, and at Lindenhurst (6-3)(0-9) on May [email protected] Share Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 5/4/18 – Southampton Varsity softball vs. East Hampton in Southampton, NY May 4, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)last_img read more

Press Release: Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. Presents Radios to DAPD

first_imgLocalNews Press Release: Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. Presents Radios to DAPD by: – June 6, 2019 258 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. on Monday June 4, 2019 presented four amateur radios to members of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD)Inc who participated in a six-week training programme organised by the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) earlier this year.Vice President, Clement Pierre-Louis said that these radios were gifts received from two Swedish nationals who recently joined DARCI and the Club took the decision to donate these devices to DAPD. He also said that it was the Club’s view that persons with disabilities  needed to own these devices in order to communicate and use of these radios will enable them to put what they had learned in the theoretical sessions into practice. He was also of the view, that now that we are in the  hurricane season, it will also be handy if we were to be impacted by any weather system.Two of the devices are programmed with voice synthesisers which will enable the two sight impaired members  to listen and hear transmissions.The four members to whom the devices were presented are  Irma Raymond-Joseph, Ann Marie Nanthan, Earnica Esprit and Nathalie Murphy.The four are also awaiting their licensees from the National Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (NTRC) so that they will be legally able to communicate.Meanwhile, on Wednesday May 15, DAPD elected new directors following the 35th Annual General Meeting.Irma Raymond-Joseph, Earnica Esprit and Michael Murphy were re-elected.The Board of Directors are as follows:Irma Raymond-Joseph – PresidentEarnica Esprit – Vice-PresidentHarolda Henry Riley – SecretaryMichael Murphy – TreasurerRelda Richards – Assistant Secretary/TreasurerLuke Fabien –  DirectorSilious Charles – Directorlast_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Cut Ugwu Loose, Obuh On Thin Ice, Plateau Utd Consolidate Lead

first_imgMatchday 5 would probably go down as the day a tsunami broke and swept away a number of coaches in its wake following a series of results that has already cost one head coach his job.Benedict Ugwu became the first casualty of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season following his brutal dismissal after his Rangers side succumbed to a shocking 2-0 loss at home to newbies Akwa Starlet.The Flying Antelopes had been on a run of two straight losses in the league before Femi Ajayi and Isaac George scored the goals that condemned Rangers to their third straight loss and second on the bounce at home to leave them loitering in 15th place on the 20-team log.The former Rangers stalwart was dismissed in the technical area before the referee sounded his whistle for full time.News of Ugwu’s dismissal would have caused serious heart palpitations for Kano Pillars technical adviser Ibrahim Musa whose side were held to a barren stalemate by Wikki Tourists at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.Four-time league champions Pillars have now failed to score in any of their four matches this season and find themselves mired in early relegation trouble in 17th place.Musa had been handed a three-game ultimatum to turn his side’s fortunes around or face “sanctions” but he’s been unable to hurt the Sai Masu Gida slide with the draw against Tourists coming on the back of a loss to Jigawa Golden Stars in the first game after the ultimatum.With a trip to unbeaten league leaders Plateau United up next, Musa might well be living on borrowed time and could be out of a job sooner than later.Another coach that would be casting nervous glances over his shoulders is John Obuh whose Akwa United side are yet to pick up a win this season and were held at home by Nasarawa United.Fresh from feeling the wrath of home fans who descended on him following the 1-1 draw against Katsina United at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Matchday 4, Obuh masterminded yet another 1-1 draw to take Akwa’s tally of stalemates to four for the season.The Promise Keepers took the lead through Ndifreke Effiong’s 45th minute penalty but the Lafia side ensured a share of the spoils through Godfrey West’s 52nd minute equaliser to leave Obuh skating on thin ice.Meanwhile, Fidelis Ilechukwu can breathe a little easier after Ugochukwu Leornard’s 48th minute goal against Nasarawa United in Okigwe gave the struggling Owerri side their first win of the season.Abdu Maikaba’s Plateau United consolidated their stranglehold at the top of the log with a hugely impressive 3-1 win away in Asaba to newly-promoted Delta Force.The league leaders came from behind to score three times with goals by Uche Onwuasoanya, Michael Ibeh and Mustapha Ibrahim cancelling out Kazie Enyinnaya’s first-half penalty for the hosts. Rivers United also scored an away win with a 1-0 defeat of newcomers Warri Wolves at the Warri Township Stadium. Stephen Gopey scored the winning goal for Stanley Eguma’s side in the 38th minute.Veteran warhorse Gambo Muhammad added a late second for Katsina United after Tasiu Lawal’s fourth of the season set the ball rolling against Sunshine United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyiubah and Lobi Stars shared the points in a barren stalemate.In Aba, Victor Mbaoma’s first-half heroics earned Enyimba a straightforward 2-0 win over Adamawa United. The former Remo Stars striker scored in the 20th and 26th minute to move the league champions up to the third on the log.A few kilometres away, Abia Warriors moved up to sixth on the NPFL table after a 1-0 victory over MFM in Umuahia.Oghenetega Ebetomane’s 6th minute condemned the Lagos side to their first loss of the season.2019/2020 NPFL Matchday 5 ResultsKano Pillars 0-0 Wikki TouristsAkwa United 1-1 Nasarawa United(Ndifreke Effiong 45+2’ (PEN) – Godfrey West 54’)Warri Wolves 0-1 Rivers United (Stephen Gopey 37′)FC Ifeanyiubah 0-0 Lobi StarsKatsina Utd 2-0 Sunshine Stars (Tasiu Lawal 80’. Gambo Muhammad 89’)Heartland 1-0 Jigawa Golden Stars (Ugochukwu Leonard 48’)Rangers 0-2 Akwa Starlets (Femi Ajayi 18’, Isaac George 44’)Enyimba 2-0 Adamawa United (Victor Mbaoma 20’, 26’)Delta Force 1-3 Plateau United (Kazie Enyinnaya 38’ (PEN) – Uche Onwuasoanya 44’, Michael Ibeh 71’, Ibrahim Mustapha 90+3’)Abia Warriors 1-0 MFM (Oghenetega Ebetomane 6’)Relatedlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo is my team-mate, my friend and my enemy – Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a “team-mate, a friend and an enemy” and reveals he regularly argues with the Portuguese forward.Reports of a rift were rife earlier on this season and while the two have both denied any animosity and have even been pictured together – with their girlfriends – at social events, Casillas says their relationship is not always harmonious.In an interview with ESPN, the goalkeeper said of Ronaldo: “He’s a friend and a team-mate. A team-mate and a friend. But he’s also an enemy, because we argue a lot.”Ronaldo hit 40 league goals for Madrid this term (53 in all) and Casillas hailed the 26-year-old’s scoring contribution, saying he would pick the Portuguese ahead of five-time Pichichi winner Hugo Sanchez in a Real Madrid dream team.“I never played with Hugo and I did not see him play much,” the goalkeeper said.“I will stick with what I know and that’s Cristiano. It’s not by chance that he scored 40 in a season. And he has done it before so he must be good.” Casillas also praised coach Jose Mourinho for making the cub competitive again.“He [Mourinho] has formed a competitive team with aggressive character and he has made us more mature,” he said.“We are a young team and our first tooth came out with the Copa del Rey. But we are not satisfied and we have to be more ambitious.”Source: Goal.comlast_img read more