Edwin Allen celebrates, plans for more success

first_imgVuvuzelas blared through the town of Frankfield in Clarendon yesterday morning as students and well-wishers descended on the Edwin Allen High School to join in to celebrate with the school for successfully retaining their fourth Girls’ Champs title in five years.The school has registered a convincing win at the just concluded Boys and Girls’ Championships on Saturday at the National Stadium. At the end of the championships, Edwin Allen finished atop the point standings with 329.5 points, a clear 66.5 points ahead of their closest rivals, Hydel High.Members of the academic, ancillary staff and the board of management, as well as students and sponsors, gathered in the quadrangle to salute their athletes for a job well done.SCHOOLFAMILYELATEDPrincipal Dr Everton Walters said he, and by extension the entire school family, is happy and elated that they have retained their title and plans to keep it that way for a while to come.Head coach Michael Dyke notes that although he will be losing a few of his Class One athletes, he already has plans to replace them.”We had a very strong set of Class One this year and although some will be leaving us, we will be putting a plan together to replace those athletes,” he said.Coach Dyke made it known that he will be working with the school to ensure they retain the Girls’ Champs title for years to come.Edwin Allen’s top athlete, Kevona Davis, won three gold medals at this year’s meet. Davis won gold in the girl’s Class Three 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m.”It was hard, but I tried my best and it paid off,” said Davis.The grade-nine science student said she has been competing since basic school because of her love for athletics and track and field in particular.Davis said she looks forward to continue competing for her school as she harbours hopes of becoming a professional athlete in the future.After the celebrations on the school grounds yesterday morning, the athletes paraded through the town of Frankfield and through to Chapelton, as they shared their victory with the communities who have been supporting them over the years.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgJimenez’s late goal keeps Benfica top in Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP): Raul Jimenez scored a late goal to ensure that Benfica reclaimed the lead of Portuguese league with a 1-0 win at Rio Avenue on Sunday. Jimenez went on as a substitute in the 67th and the Mexican forward found the net in the 73rd when he headed in a ball that had been cleared onto the bar. The defending champions restored their two-point lead over Sporting Lisbon at the top of the table with three rounds left. Elsewhere, Joao Pica scored four minutes from time to give bottom side Tondela a 1-0 win at Setubal, boosting its hopes of avoiding relegation. On a good night for visiting sides, Arouca also won 2-1 at Maritimo, Moreirense won 1-0 at Nacional, and Estoril drew 1-1 at Guimaraes. Title within reach for Juventus ROME (AP): Gianluigi Buffon saved a late penalty and Juventus took a big step towards a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina yesterday. If Napoli fail to win at Roma today, Juventus will have sealed the Italian league championship with three matches to spare. If Napoli win, Juventus need only one more point to seal it. Substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner seconds after Nikola Kalinic had equalised for Fiorentina late in the second half. Buffon then stopped Kalinic’s spot kick in the 90th. “We’re not cheering for anyone,” Morata said of today’s game. “If we win (the league), it’s because we deserve to.” Last month, Buffon broke a 22-year-old Serie A record by not conceding a goal for 974 consecutive minutes. Levante, Getafe concede late goals BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Levante and Getafe both conceded late goals in disappointing draws at home on Sunday that hurt their chances of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league. Levante couldn’t stop Athletic Bilbao from scoring twice in the final minutes to finish 2-2 and remains at the bottom of the standings with only three rounds remaining. Getafe stayed immediately above Levante after seeing their fightback frustrated when Valencia scored for a 2-2 stalemate. Villarreal, Liverpool’s opponents in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad in a lacklustre home match as it stayed in fourth place. Sevilla beat Real Betis 2-0 in a derby for their first win in six rounds to warm up for a Europa League semi-final against Shakhtar Donetsk, also on Thursday.last_img read more

Jamaica advance to WICB Under-19 final

first_imgHosts Jamaica have advanced to tomorrow’s final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Under-19 Championship.The Robert Samuels-coached unit beat Barbados by 39 runs at Chedwin Park in their final preliminary round fixture. The result put them second in the seven-team standings. They will play defending champions Guyana in the final which has been switched from Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth to Manchester High.Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jamaica first posted a competitive 251 for eight off their 50 overs.Leonardo Friginette, who top-scored for Jamaica in their previous win against the Leewards again came good with the bat as he scored 76.This included three fours and three sixes off 89 balls during a two hours and 10 minutes stay at the crease.He was supported by opener Abhijai Mansingh, who scored a 100-ball 58 to follow up his fifty against the Leewards, and hometown boy Ramone Francis, who made 25.Fast bowler Keon Harding, three for 31, claimed most wickets.bowled outBarbados, in their response, were then bowled out for 212 with three overs to spare.Miguel Smith, three for 25, off-spinner Michael Frew, three for 29, and in-form fast bowler Odean Smith, two for 69, led the way for the home team.In another match, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica’s main challengers for a place in the final, were stopped in their tracks by rain.Their contest against the Leeward Islands at Ewarton Recreational Park was abandoned after a wet wicket caused by rain during the lunch interval prevented them from replying to a target of 236. Trinidad had entered the final round of matches in second position.The day’s other fixture between leaders Guyana and Canada at Manchester High saw the former coming out on top by four wickets.Canada first made 138 off 34.1 overs before Guyana responded with 142 for six off 27.2 overs.last_img read more

Bolt inspires belief in Ireland World Cup rugby team

first_imgLONDON (CMC):Sprint sensation Usain Bolt has given Ireland’s rugby team a boost as they prepare to kick off their World Cup campaign this weekend, squad officials have said.Bolt, the world’s fastest man, had a surprise meeting with the team ahead of its opening World Cup match against Canada in Cardiff on Saturday.Irish hooker Rory Best said the meeting had been “unbelievable” and gave the Ireland team the boost it needed ahead of the campaign.”It was great just to get his thoughts on things,” Best said.The six-time gold medallist had dinner with the Irish squad in London before they lost to England in a friendly last week.Bolt defeated his American rival, Justin Gatlin, twice to win the sprint double at the recent World Championships in Beijing, China, after an injury-disrupted season.”The big thing, from our point of view, was that he says when he goes into championships and he feels good, he knows he’s going to perform,” said Best.”It’s not necessarily about how events leading into it have gone. It is about how he’s feeling himself.”back-to-back defeatsIreland are hoping for a successful World Cup campaign, following two recent back-to-back defeats by Wales and England.”From our point of view, we’re feeling pretty good at the minute. But, obviously, the results over the last two games haven’t gone the way we wanted,” Best said.”He (Bolt) has a lot of self-belief. He knows when he prepares well and is ready, he can perform.”last_img read more

Husbands set for third

first_imgTORONTO, Canada (CMC):Seven-time Woodbine champion Patrick Husbands continued to ensure daylight between himself and Alan Garcia by riding a handsome brace at the renowned Toronto oval here Wednesday.The 42-year-old captured race two with favourite Six Inch Heels before also taking race six with 5-1 bet Kingsport on the eight-race mid-week card.With the success, Husbands strengthened his hold on third spot in the Woodbine jockey standings with 113 wins, 21 clear of Garcia who lies fourth on 92.Meanwhile, Brazilian Eurico Rosa da Silva continued to close in on his second Woodbine title with 191 wins, well clear now of main challenger Mexican Luis Contreras, who is second on 172.Husbands opened his account over seven furlongs when he steered Six Inch Heels to a solid 2-1/2 length victory over the three-year-old and upward maiden fillies and mares.Six Inch Heel found herself locked in a three-way tussle through the half run in 46.97 seconds as Amie’s Angel and La Gran Emily all disputed the lead.Swinging for home, Husband managed to get the three-year-old bay filly clear and she persisted to reach the wire under little pressure in the end.In race six, Husbands produced a stalking ride aboard the three-year-old colt Kingsport to beat the three-year-olds and upward by a length.The Woodbine season wraps on Sunday.last_img read more

Miller bags eight at Sabina

first_imgYesterday’s early dismissal of Barbados Pride opener Kraigg Brathwaite lifted the spirit in the Jamaica Scorpions camp and now they have a fighting chance of topping the visitors in their West Indies Cricket Board Regional First-Class match at Sabina Park.Brathwaite lasted just an additional nine minutes and 11 balls on yesterday’s second day before he was stumped by wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton off the bowling of spinner Nikita Miller without adding to his overnight score.With Brathwaite gone, the rest of the Barbados Pride batting struggled against Miller and they were dismissed for 217 in their first innings.The Scorpions, who scored 177 in their first innings, then ended on 22 for two at the close, 18 runs in arrears, after rain forced the abandonment of some of the second and all of the third session of play.”Overnight, I was thinking about it I was thinking I have to get rid of Kraigg early in the morning as he is the person his team basically bats around,” stated Miller, who, in another outstanding spell of left-arm spin bowling, finished with eight for 67.”The plan, therefore, was to go hard at him and get him out, and it worked. I am happy for the team,” said Miller, who extended his lead atop the tournament’s bowling charts to 56.Meanwhile, looking at the state of the game, which is scheduled to resume at 9:30 a.m. today, Miller said the Scorpions remain hopeful.DRIVING SEAT”I think Barbados are in the driving seat now,” he said. “We are still in the negative and need to get a lead before we lose anymore wickets.”Brathwaite, meanwhile, whose overnight partner Royston Chase, after resuming on nine went on to score a 53, said with the wicket good for spin bowling, he will be looking to his spinners in Jamaica’s second innings.”Our batting did not do as well as we had expected as, from day one, the pitch has been taking some spin and is not an easy wicket to bat on,” he said.”Jamaica also have an experienced bowler such as Miller, who kept it tight.”But we have some spinners that can come into play, and once we can string those dot-balls and build pressure, I think we will come out on top.”Other scores:At the National Cricket Centre, Trinidad and Tobago: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 225 all out; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 264 for six.At Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia: Windward Islands Volcanoes’ 216; Guyana Jaguars 310 for seven.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS 1st Innings 177PRIDE 1st Innings(overnight 103 for three)*K. Brathwaite st Walton b Miller 66R. Chase c wkp Walton b Miller 53+S. Dowrich lbw b McCarthy 5K. Stoute lbw b Miller 17J. Greaves c and b Miller 14J. Warrican lbw b Miller 3H. Walsh Jr c Campbell b McCarthy 22M Cummins not out 8Extras (b1, nb8) 9TOTAL (all out, 83.3 overs) 217Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-58, 3-71, 4-108, 5-113, 6-134, 7-162, 8-166, 9-199, 10-217.Bowling: Dawes 12-3-39-0 (nb4), Gordon 7-1-18-0 (nb4), D Thomas 2-0-20-0, Miller 37-11-67-8, Jacobs 11-3-28-0, Campbell 9-1-27-0, McCarthy 5.3-1-17-2.SCORPIONS 2nd InningsS. Thomas c Brathwaite b Warrican 5*J. Campbell not out 10K. Edwards c Chase b Warrican 2A. McCarthy not out 5TOTAL (2 wkts, 12 overs) 22Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-10.Bowling: Warrican 6-2-10-2, Cummins 2-0-3-0, Chase 4-0-9-0.Position: Scorpions trail by 18 runs overall.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: Christopher Wright, Nigel Duguid.last_img read more

Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Team PH faces tougher odds IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Ilocos United and Stallion Laguna remained in search of a first victory after battling to a 1-1 stalemate last Sunday in a Philippines Football League clash that was cut short by poor pitch conditions at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.The match was called off at halftime due to deteriorating conditions of the field caused by heavy rains.ADVERTISEMENT Fil Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka gave Ilocos the lead before Stallion equalized through Jess Melliza as the two clubs picked up a point for the draw.The result meant the two clubs remain in the bottom of the table with Stallion in seventh with four points, a point ahead of cellar-dweller Ilocos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Stallion resumes its search for a first win when it visits JPV Marikina on Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, while Ilocos travels to Metro Manila to face Kaya at University of Makati in the first of back-to-back matches against the Makati club. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Rio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson At 25, though, Romeo, isn’t really that old compared to these guys and he relishes the chance to represent the country in what would be his second straight appearance in the continental tournament.“I’m happy. We’ll have another chance to represent the country so we’re thankful to coach Chot (Reyes) for the trust, as well as the management,” he said. “We vow to give our best and I can promise that I’ll do everything I could to help the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo believes that 2017 Jones Cup experience will be a huge asset for the cadets as they join the veterans in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup this August.“The experience is already there for them and I’m sure that they can perform well in this coming tournament,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Roger Pogoy, all of whom were part of the 2017 Seaba Championship squad, were retained for the Asian championships.Also tabbe d in the roster were hardworking forward Carl Bryan Cruz and Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, who will replace Andray Blatche as the team’s naturalized player for the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With Gilas resuming practice on Thursday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig, Romeo could only heap praises with the effort he saw from the young guns.“They are all hardworking and are focused on what they are doing. I can see that they can play good in this Fiba Asia,” he said. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Perpetual snaps skid with gutsy OT win over Letran

first_imgView comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It was a heartbreaking defeat for Letran, which had to fight back from a 75-72 deficit at the 14.2 second mark of regulation before Bong Quinto banged in the game-tying triple with 4.4 seconds to spare to tie the game at 75.JP Calvo paced the Knights with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Quinto got 15 markers, six boards, and two dimes before fouling out at the 1:43 mark of the extra period.Nambatac also got 15 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists in the defeat, which sent Letran down to 5-5.The Scores:PERPETUAL 88 – Eze 21, Dagangon 21, Ylagan 18, Coronel 10, Pido 9, Cabiltes 4, Hao 3, Yuhico 2, Mangalino 0, Sadiwa 0, Clemente 0, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award A costly, catty dispute finally settled The lanky forward drilled two crucial jumpers over Rey Nambatac to push his side from a 77-all deadlock to an 82-77 advantage with 3:01 left in OT, and stifled the Knights’ late rally as he blocked Nambatac in the final minute before AJ Coronel put the game out of reach with his freebies.Dagangon finished with 21 markers, five boards, three assists, and two blocks in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGJ Ylagan chimed in 18 points and three rebounds, while Coronel added 10 markers, four boards, three dimes, and three steals.“We play with no pressure. We’re free-wheeling, no one’s hesitant, especially on offense. We had some lapses, but at least, we survived it in the overtime period,” said Gican, as the Altas improved to 4-6. Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LETRAN 82 – Calvo 21, Quinto 15, Nambatac 15, Vacaro 9, Balanza 8, Taladua 7, Bernabe 3, Mandreza 2, Gedaria 2, Pamulaklakin 0, Balagasay 0, De Villa 0, Caralipio 0, Pascual 0.Quarters: 18-12, 32-33, 57-52, 75-75, 88-82. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFinally playing with a sense of urgency, Perpetual weathered a mighty challenge from Letran and came away with an 88-82 overtime victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.MVP frontrunner Prince Eze showed his worth with 21 points and 19 rebounds, but it was Gab Dagangon who came up with the big shots in extra time to salvage the Altas.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

‘Big Ben’ asserts might

first_imgView comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny FEU, Ateneo gain finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle may have lost its first match this season to fierce rival Ateneo, but it still has the UAAP’s top player in Cameroonian Ben Mbala, who looks poised to repeat as the league’s Most Valuable Player.Mbala ended the first round as the runaway leader of the MVP race with 98.0 statistical points after averaging 30.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1.2 steals in five games.ADVERTISEMENT The Archers, though, are just 3-2 with Mbala in the lineup after their 75-76 loss to the Blue Eagles on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena, capping a roller coaster first-round campaign.But more than individual glory, Mbala knows the Archers have their work cut out for them in their bid for back-to-back titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who missed the first two games of the season as he represented Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket won by Tunisia.Instrumental in Ateneo’s unbeaten start this season, forward Thirdy Ravena is a far second to Mbala after picking up 66.0 SPs. Ravena, younger brother of former UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, averaged 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists.Other top performers are Adamson center Papi Sarr (65.17 SPs), NU guard J-Jay Alejandro (62.71 SPs) and UE’s Alvin Pasaol (61.0 SPs).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more