Persaud edges competitors in GuyanaNRA recorded shoot

first_imgFULLBORE captain Mahendra Persaud edged his competitors last Sunday as the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) held another recorded shoot at the Timehri Rifle and Pistol Ranges.The competition was held over the 300-, 500- and 900-yard distances after which a grand aggregate was taken.Captain Persaud, who is just back from the Canadian Fullbore National Championship, was in excellent form at the first two ranges, having shot possible scores of 50.4 at the 300 yards and 35.4 at the 500 yards.Ryan Sampson was second at the 300 yards with a score of 49.4. The 500 yards saw Sherwin Felicien also shoot a possible with 35.4.The 900 yards proved to be the most exciting range with heavy winds, causing much distress for the shooters.When the last shot was fired in fading light, many shooters were left in disbelief as the day was won by Mahendra Persaud with an overall score of 117.9 followed by Peter Persaud with 115.7, Sherwin Felicien 112.9 and Ryan Sampson 111.8.The day’s scores saw an overall improvement by shooters as noted by the Full-bore captain when announcing the final results.He stated that this augurs well for the defence of the team-matches at the Championship in October.The full-bore shooters, in remembrance of their late colleague, Mr Richard Fields, who was laid to rest last Wednesday, observed a one minute’s silence on the 900 yards bank.Last Thursday, GuyanaNRA president Brig. Patrick West and the Executive Council also paid their respects to their late vice-president during their Council meeting.Fields was at the time the longest serving Council member.last_img read more

BCB/RHTYSC/GBTI Inter-Secondary School Cricket Tournament

first_imgBerbice High, Port Mourant Secondary advancePLAY in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)-organised Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC)/Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Region 6 Inter-Secondary School cricket tournament continued recently with several schools advancing to the next round.The tournament is being played between 17 secondary schools in the region and forms part of the BCB’s well-structured developmental programme for youth cricketers.The RHTY&SC is also using the tournament to promote its highly successful ‘Say No to Drugs, Suicide, Crime, Alcohol and Tobacco’ message to schools.The RHTY&SC/GBTI Inter-Secondary School tournament started five years ago but was limited to teams in the Lower/Central Corentyne area.This year, the tournament will include all Secondary Schools in Region 6 and hopefully in 2020 would add schools in Region 5.Scores from matches played:Berbice High defeated Lower Corentyne Secondary by six wickets. Lower Corentyne scored 85 for 6 in 20 overs with Leon Cecil 12, Tameshwar Mahadeo 20, Neil Tilkaram 12.Rajendra Beharry bagged 3 for 13. Berbice High, in response, reached 86 for 4 in 17.5 overs with Zeymul Ramsammy 23, Abdul Ramsammy 25. Leon Cecil got 2 for 16.At Port Mourant ground, Corentyne Comprehensive thrashed Black Bush Secondary by 153 runs. Corentyne Comprehensive made 211 for 4 in 20 overs with Gourav Ramesh top-scoring with 71 and Tyrese Sealey adding 57. Latchman Chandradeo snatched 2 for 33. In response, Black Bush crumbled for 58 all out in 12 overs thanks to Sealey’s 4 for 13 and Ramesh’s 4 for 9.In the other game there, Port Mourant created a huge upset by defeating Corentyne Comprehensive by 4 wickets. Corentyne Comprehensive made 100 all out in 18.2 overs thanks to Mahendra Gopilall, 22, and Hemendra Gurdyal 18. Matthew Pottaya’s 3 for 18 and Rampertab Ramnauth 2 for 1 led the home side’s bowling. In response, Port Mourant got to 101 for 6 in 17.3 overs with Ramnauth’s unbeaten 50, Jai Tika’s 24 and Naresh Veerasammy’s 12 not out.At Albion ground, Lower Corentyne Secondary defeated Winifred Gaskin Secondary by 112 runs. Lower Corentyne piled on 178 for 4 in 20 overs with Leon Cecil 50, G. Harris 23 and Neil Tilkaram 23.Winifred Gaskin were all out for 56 in 12.4 overs, with Dwayne Matheson 21 and D. Hunte 10. Cecil’s 3 for 18 and Vijay Gopilall 2 for 14, along with Neil Tilkaram 3 for 18, destroyed Winifred Gaskin Secondary.last_img read more

Solvay boys basketball tops Skaneateles, 56-46

first_imgWhen the Solvay boys basketball team lost at Christian Brothers Academy on Jan. 11, it seemed, at the time, like an alarming situation.Without leading scorer Justin Scott in the lineup, the Bearcats struggled, at times, to generate consistent production from its other starters, and would have to correct that situation in a hurry.That was because Solvay’s next game was at Skaneateles last Tuesday night, a showdown between two top sectional Class B contenders.The Lakers were 10-1, and even with a loss to Homer the week before it still held the no. 15 spot in the state Class B rankings, fully expecting to assert itself against the Bearcats.Instead, it turned into the most impressive victory of Solvay’s season so far.By a 56-46 margin, the Bearcats controlled matters on both ends of the floor, clamping down on defense, especially in the first half where it never let Skaneateles have many open looks.Building a 32-18 advantage by intermission, Solvay then maintained its lead the rest of the way, answering every Lakers scoring run with one of its own and overcoming Nate Fouts’ 23 points as Jack Whirtley and Tyler Delfavero got eight points apiece.What happened that night carried over into games on Thursday night, with Solvay defeating Hannibal 71-55 and Skaneateles taking its second straight defeat to Syracuse Academy of Science 78-68.Against SAS, the Lakers trailed early, only to tie it 32-32 by halftime before the Atoms outscored them 26-15 in the third quarter to pull in front for good.Nate Fouts did all he could, pouring in 28 points as Jack Whirtley got 15 points and Andrew Neumann had 12 points. But SAS had four players score in double figures, Dale McMillan getting 25 points and Zaccheaus Smith 18 points as Augustine Jusu and Marcus Pasha had 11 points apiece.As this went on, Solvay was at Hannibal and got off to a rough start, trailing 16-10 before a second quarter where it nearly shut out the Warriors during an 18-2 spurt.Able to get away late, the Bearcats saw Brock Bagozzi and Elijah Wright go to the forefront, each getting 20 points as Jaimen Bliss added nine points. Blaine Franklin had six points as Will Evans and Antonio Gonzalez each got five points. In defeat, Hannibal’s Kyle Dixon earned 24 points.It wasn’t until Saturday that Skaneateles broke it skid, outscoring PSLA-Fowler 73-66. Fouts finished with 27 points, helped by Neumann and Miller Weir with 13 points apiece as Tyler DelFavero got nine points and Nick Wamp had eight points.Not to be forgotten in the Class B mix, Marcellus traveled to Chittenango last Tuesday night and found itself in some trouble until rallying late to beat the Bears 62-53.It was a rough start for the Mustangs, who trailed 31-25 at halftime but then slowly made its way back, ultimately relying on a balanced attack to take control late.Matt Kershaw, with 16 points, was one of four Marcellus players to reach double figures. Luke Ingianni had 12 points, with Jared Sammon adding 11 points and Cory Cangemi 10 points as Tristan Jarvi got six points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys basketballskaneatelesSolvaylast_img read more

Cazenovia ice hockey takes trio of defeats

first_imgTrailing 2-0 through two periods due to goals by Joe McLaughlin and Andrew Schneid, Cazenovia got on the board with John Dudrick’s goal with 11 minutes to play, only to have the Wildcats answer it when Patrick Quinn converted, the first goal of his varsity career.Jake Owens kept things alive when he found the net with 1:30 left, but WG held on, despite Cy McCrink’s 24 saves as Jack Donlin and Forrest Ives earned assists on the Lakers’ goals.Cazenovia then made its way to Lysander Arena to face Baldwinsville last Friday, and it proved a far different game, the Lakers overwhelmed as it lost to the Bees 8-1. Then, back at the IcePlex on Saturday, the Lakers hosted New Hartford, and those struggles on the defensive end continued during an 8-3 defeat to the Spartans.Two road games take place this week for the Lakers, including a Tuesday trip to Fulton and a Thursday visit to Cicero Twin Rinks to face Fayetteville-Manlius.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Had the Cazenovia ice hockey team tried to match itself against the well-established Division I powerhouses earlier this season, it may not have proved encouraging.But with all the improvement the Lakers had shown going 4-1-1 in its previous games, it entered back-to-back contests against West Genesee and Baldwinsville with a real belief that it could stay right with them.Cazenovia and WG met last Tuesday at the Morrisville State IcePlex, and it never got away from the Lakers as it made a spirited late push before taking a 3-2 defeat to the Wildcats.center_img Tags: Cazenoviaice hockeylast_img read more

Trojans to face Washington in last home matchup

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team will close out its home schedule against the Washington Huskies in a battle among two of the worst teams in the conference, and the only meeting between the two teams this season. In a season filled with turmoil, USC would love to end its home season on a high note with a big win.In this penultimate game, the Trojans will lean on their two leaders to pave the path to victory. Sophomore guard Julian Jacobs has developed into a true captain throughout the season and should continue to be a vocal leader for the Trojans in this pivotal matchup. Sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic will also look to be productive and prove that he truly is a go-to option on a team that is constantly looking for a star.The Trojans are coming off a 70-66 loss to the Washington State Cougars in a closely contested game. The Cougars were led by redshirt senior guard Dexter Kernich-Drew, who had 19 points and five rebounds. Senior guard DaVonté Lacy also added 17 points, while sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.USC was led by Jacobs, who continued to fill the stat line with 16 points, five rebounds and nine assists. Freshman forward Malik Marquetti had a solid game with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and redshirt sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt scored 16 points off the bench, but it was not enough for the Trojans to best the Cougars.“I think all teams go through adversity at some point in the season,” USC head coach Andy Enfield told the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve had quite a bit of it.”Washington is led by head coach Lorenzo Romar, leading scorer sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss and junior guard Andrew Andrews, who was recently named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. Andrews had a career night last Sunday against the in-state rival Cougars. He scored a career-high 35 points and even hit the buzzer-beater to win the game. His 35 points were the most by a Huskies player since Brandon Roy way back in 2005. The dynamic pairing of Williams-Goss and Andrews has scored or assisted on 78 percent of Washington’s points over the last six games.Though the Trojans are focused on beating the Huskies, they have recently been dealing with a lot of off-court drama. During their most recent road trip, three players were sent home for violating team rules, including Reinhardt. Once the team returned, there was a scuffle after practice between two of the team’s starters, Jacobs and redshirt sophomore Darion Clark. Enfield said that the fight had nothing to do with the team’s struggles and that it was a personal issue that was quickly resolved.“They’re good friends, so there’s nothing there,” Enfield told the L.A. Times. “They’ve made up and they just got into an argument about something trivial.”The Trojans hope that these distractions will not bleed into their performance at the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament will kick off on March 11 and run through March 14. It will be held once again in the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will give the Trojans a chance to prove that they can be competitive with the rest of the conference, including powerhouses like the Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes, two teams that USC had trouble with earlier in the season. USC will have to do this without freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who will miss the rest of the season due to a lingering shoulder injury.The game between USC and Washington will tip off at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 from the Galen Center, and it will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network.last_img read more

Syracuse mounts comeback to secure 2-2 tie against No. 4 Clarkson

first_img Published on December 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ Alysha Burriss barrelled toward Clarkson’s net, carrying her stick, and Syracuse’s fate, in her right hand. As she fought off a defender hot on her tail, she took a swing at the puck. She saw it get past CU goaltender Shea Tiley and triumphantly threw both hands in the air.Burriss had just picked up a puck in the neutral zone and went from blue line to goal line and tied the game with only 1:59 remaining in regulation.“I poked it past (the Clarkson defender) and just tried to beat her to the net,” Burriss said.“She just willed herself to beat that defenseman,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Just as it seemed Syracuse was dead in the water, Burriss put new life into the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (5-7-5, 4-2-2 College Hockey America) tied No. 4 Clarkson (14-3-4, 9-0-1 Eastern College Athletic) 2-2 on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Despite tying 2-2 for the second straight Friday, SU was able to do something it hadn’t done all season: mount a late-game comeback. And against one of the five best teams in the country.Syracuse jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Heather Schwarz backhanded try in the first, but Clarkson knotted things up before the frame was over. By the end of the second period, it was 2-1 Golden Knights, courtesy of Ella Shelton’s blast from the point.As the third period wound down, the chances of an Orange comeback were looking slimmer by the minute. SU wasted two power plays in the final period.“We have higher expectations of ourselves as a team because we know how we can play,” Schwarz said.Colin Davy | Staff PhotographerIt appeared SU was going to be unable to produce in the third period again, like it had against Mercyhurst, Robert Morris and twice to Colgate.Especially fresh in the minds of Syracuse was the 2-2 tie to Rochester Institute of Technology a week before. The Orange held a two goal lead before RIT freshman Kendall Cornine and the Tigers battled back to draw even and send the game to overtime.Flanagan was extremely disappointed following that tie and afterward called it “an awful hockey game,” and “brutal.”“We know that when we don’t have our heads in the game,” Schwarz said, “when we know we’re not focused, it can result in last Friday (against RIT).”But as poor as the Orange played last weekend, it looked every bit the part of a top team against Clarkson on Friday night. Heading into overtime, Flanagan was visibly fired up, talking to his team, trying to will them to an upset victory.SU repeatedly won battles along the boards, got sticks in shooting lanes and on loose pucks in dangerous areas. It was able to hold the puck in the offensive zone for long stretches.Flanagan said he thought his team experienced a lull in the second period, and the stats reflect that, as Clarkson was able to grab a lead. But in the third, the Orange came right back, fighting until the bitter end and eventually, the reward came in the form of Burriss’ breakaway.After collapsing late time and time again, Syracuse finally played a full 60 minutes. Though the comeback was never completed, it proved that the Orange can be on the right side of last-minute changes to the game. And that maybe the next time, another goal will come.“We’ve blown enough games late this year,” Flanagan said, “now we’ve come from behind, it’s our turn to win one here.” Commentslast_img read more

Funding available to boost local small business exports

first_imgOne of South Florida’s Caribbean-American business leaders continue to make waves in the local small-business sector.Last October, Marie Gill, President/CEO of Marie Gill and Associates, a consulting company to South Florida small businesses, received funding of over a million dollars from the US Department of Commerce to operate a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Global Business Center in Florida.Earlier this month during the 5th Annual Businesswomen’s Conference held in Lauderdale Lakes, Tamara Maxwell, Director of Women, Minority and Veteran Business Development at the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) in Washington, D.C., announced that the MBDA Export Center has been approved as a partner with the EXIM Bank.Partnering with the EXIM Bank now enables the MBDA Export Center to source export insurance and working capital for South Florida’s small businesses to boost their export potential.Maxwell and Gill signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the conference to confirm the partnership.The MBDA Export Center provides technical assistance to minority-owned businesses via access to markets, access to contracts and access to capital.In making the announcement, Maxwell congratulated Gill and the MBDA Export Center for taking the initiative to apply for Membership in the Bank’s Regional Export Promotions Program (REPP).“We are aggressively seeking to help small businesses succeed in exporting, whether directly or indirectly,” she said.Maxwell explained EXIM is currently able to guarantee financing for local small businesses of up to $10 million per project for working capital and job creation, and in meeting their supply procurement and export destination costs.In signing the MOU, Gill encouraged local small businesses to take advantage of this new export financing opportunity. “I encourage you to apply early to begin the review process,” she said. “Our new relationship with EXIM adds to our growing list of federal and local resource and financing partners, and strengthen us to more successfully pursue our goal of providing access to capital, so that our clients are better able to finance their export deals.”Through the MDBA Export Center assistance is given to small businesses interested in exporting, but need help with developing their concept, domestic and global market potential, preparing their budgets and financial projections, or completing an Export Marketing Plan. The Center also provides managerial, technical assistance, export development, federal procurement training, and growth services to help minority businesses identify financing and contract opportunities, and achieve exponential business growth throughout the US, and in global markets.last_img read more

Kotoko, AshGold in tricky opening ties of CAF Interclub competitions

first_imgGhana’s Asante Kotoko will face Kano Pillars of Nigeria in the preliminary qualifying round of the CAF Champions League.Kotoko got to play in the competition by virtue of their capture of the NC Special Tier 1 Competition.They will take on Kano Pillars away in the first leg before facing them in Kumasi in the return leg.Should Kotoko make it to the next round, they will face either Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia or Hafia SC of Guinea.Ashanti Gold will come up against Akonangui FC of Equatorial Guinea in the Confederation Cup preliminary qualifying round.The Miners won the NC Special Tier 2 Competition and that enabled them to represent Ghana in the Confed Cup.Like Kotoko, they will play away from home in the first leg and play the return leg at home.last_img read more

National Cookie Day celebrated by teams and athletes

first_imgMLB teams take a look at players enjoying cookies.This is why your mom told you not to play with your food.  One team even shows you how to make your own cookie to celebrate. The defending NBA Finals champions are celebrating accordingly.Teams are getting creative and making their own cookies to show school pride.  Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, and teams and players are taking to Twitter to celebrate.Everything from personalized cookies to players enjoying a cheat day, take a look at how people are enjoying this tasty holiday. last_img read more

Conor McGregor arrested in Miami for allegedly destroying fan’s phone

first_imgMBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019″Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation,” McGregor’s lawyer, Sam Rabin, said Monday, via CBS Miami.McGregor was in Miami on vacation, according to the Miami Herald. Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday.The UFC fighter was arrested on charges of felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief after allegedly destroying the phone of a fan attempting to take a picture of him outside a Miami Beach hotel, according to the Miami Beach police report.  Police say McGregor slapped the fan’s phone from his hands and proceeded to stomp on it several times. McGregor then picked up the phone and walked away with it, the police report says.last_img read more