One man’s opinion – Jim FreemanThere was a gathering Monday evening of those who will be coaching in the Campbell County Youth Basketball League basketball this season. More than 20 people attended. The common thread of the group is love of the youngsters, the game and the community. It has to be. What other reasons would prompt someone to invest hours of personal time and energy into something that doesn’t pay?However, there is a payoff. It comes in seeing youngsters learn a sport and improve at playing it. Another payoff is for the community, because playing sports at that young age goes a long way in helping a young boy or girl stay active all the while learning work habits and discipline as well as teamwork and time management.CCYBL President Chris Smith addresses the coachesIt’s been 50-years this fall, but I still remember my youth league coaches, along with lots of memories, from my first full season of sports. My junior high coaches were Byron Poe in football, Dan Bowman in basketball and Roger Heatherly in baseball. All three were wonderful coaches and men that left positive, lasting impressions on me. Byron was an encourager. Dan made me quit cussing so much. Roger let me play even though I was the worst player on the team.I say “Thank you” to all those of you who are investing time, energy and effort into the youth of our community. You’re leaving lasting impressions- I know first-hand. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/20/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID GRAHAM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
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The draw for the Second round of the Womens Irish Hockey Trophy has taken place this afternoon. Should Greenfields get over Our Lady’s Terenure on the 25th of November, they will be at home to Mossley Ladies from Newtownabbey. Galway Hockey Club’s reward for beating Clontarf last weekend is a trip to Cork to take on Cork Church of Ireland. The draw for the first round of the Womens Irish Hockey Challenge has also been made this afternoon. Greenfield’s second team have been drawn away to Enniskillen while NUIG’ Second Team will also be on the road as they have been drawn away to Cork Wanderers. These Games will be played on the 18th of November.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email NUI Galway were beaten on Penalties last weekend by Waterford in the first round. Second Round Matches will be played on the 9th of December.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Alex Wootton has joined the club on a loan deal from Munster until the end of the 2020-21 season. Wootton first made his Munster debut in September 2016 and has gone on to make 39 appearances for the province, scoring 13 tries in the process. The 25-year old can play anywhere across the back three and has been capped for Ireland at Sevens and U20 level. Wootton has linked up with the Connacht squad this week during the first week of pre-season training at the Sportsground, as preparations begin for the planned Guinness PRO14 interpro derbies at the end of August. Commenting on today’s announcement, Head Coach Andy Friend says Wootton’s arrival will further strengthen Connacht’s back field options for the new season. “I am really pleased to welcome Alex Wootton to the province. Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season. As a Team, we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Sportsground and integrating him into the playing squad.” Alex Wootton says he is thrilled to sign for the club ahead of the new campaign. “I am delighted to be joining Connacht Rugby for the upcoming season. After speaking to Andy and the rest of the coaching team it’s clear that this is a team full of ambition and belief, and I want to play my part in that. I can’t wait to meet the rest of the squad and begin preparations for what I’m sure will be a very exciting season.”
Scott Painter, the loss prevention associate shot by a suspect who opened fire inside a Dallas Home Depot, remains in ICU, but his family says they’re hopeful. His mother, Leslie LeBlanc says he remembers every detail. “He relives it pretty frequently,” LeBlanc said. She sat down for a one-on-one interview with local news station WFAA because she wants people to know about her son. Last week, the first words heard over the police radio were. “Shots fired, shots fired. Officers down. We are in the back of the store.” Those first words over the police radio came from Painter. He’d been shot three times. Dallas Officers Cyrstal Almeida and Rogelio Santander had been shot and critically wounded. Painter reached one of their radios. “After he was shot, he was in the store still telling people to take cover,” said LeBlanc. “We want the public to know what a special human being he is,” she said. She recalls texting and calling him the day of the shooting but no answer. She watched it unfold on TV. “When it was reported a third person was shot at that time, I knew that it was probably him,” she said. Seeing her son for the first time after the shooting was difficult. “He was really swollen and his head was wrapped because of some of the surgery,” she said.After multiple surgeries though, he’s beginning the long road to full recovery. “A couple of days ago he was able to walk for a little bit, and he was able to talk. His first words after test was happy anniversary to his wife because it was just their 6 month anniversary.” He’s lived in Dallas for nine years, most of those working as a loss prevention associate at Target and Home Depot and did his job with compassion. His mother says he’s always been that way encouraging others. “The people he would arrest for their crimes says he’d say, ‘Man, it’s not about you. I’m just doing my job and I hope moving forward you can make the right decisions,’” she said. Santander died the morning after the shooting. Almeida has been moved from ICU to a regular floor, where she’ll begin rehab. On Tuesday, his family went to Officer Santander’s funeral and walked with police to pay their respects. They say their heart breaks for his family and know that only by the Grace of God Scott Painter is here. And they believe he lived to do more good in the world that can be evil. [Source: WFAA8 News] A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for Painter and his family. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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There are many ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the Australian teams at the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. Watch game three live here. Watch day two games here.To watch all of the day one action, please click here. The Australian Menâ€™s, Womenâ€™s and Mixed Open teams will travel to New Zealand next week to compete against New Zealand in the 2016 Trans Tasman Series.The Australian teams will be hoping to follow on from their success in the 2015 Touch World Cup in Coffs Harbour in May last year, where they took a clean sweep of the Openâ€™s divisions.For the first time, Japan will be involved in the event, playing against Australia and New Zealand in the days prior to the event as warm up games.Weâ€™ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the series on our website and social media channels, so you wonâ€™t miss any of the action:Website: www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Snapchat â€“ search for â€˜TFAofficialâ€™Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms.Be sure to send in your message of support for your teams on our social media channels as well. Related Links2016 Trans Tasman
Heskey: Aubameyang can fire Arsenal into top fourby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes Arsenal can finish in the top four.The north London side finished in the top four in 20 straight seasons under Arsene Wenger but have completed the campaign in fifth, sixth and fifth in the last three years.”Arsenal have quietly gone about their business this season and should definitely be confident of a top four finish,” Heskey told bwin.”They’re picking up results and have some excellent young players coming through the ranks.”Heskey has pointed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as one of the main reasons behind his confidence in Arsenal this year.”Aubameyang’s really sunk his feet in to the league and looks like he could score every game,” Heskey said.”He’s a defender’s nightmare, because he only needs one chance. It plays on a defender’s mind a lot more when you know that one slip and the guy you’re marking is going to punish you.”He’s hungry for goals and can make something out of nothing, he was an outstanding buy from the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Leicester boss Rodgers hits back at Maddison critics: Pure lies!by Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended James Maddison for playing poker after leaving the England camp with illness.Maddison was spotted on Friday evening in a casino during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in the Czech Republic on Friday after illness ruled him out of the match.But Rodgers says Maddison has been portrayed in an unfair and false light by the press.”It was a difficult period for him, there is no doubt, because obviously what was portrayed in an article in the press was wasn’t quite how it was, which is not a big surprise,” Rodgers told a news conference.”The kid went away with the international team, he took ill whilst he was away. He wanted to stay, and hopefully be ready for the second game, but the England medical staff – and you can understand it, he’s got flu – they don’t want it to spread his team-mates. They decide that it’s best for him to to to leave the camp.”So he leaves. He gets some tablets with our guys here at the club. He feels better. He watches the game at home on his own on the Friday.”And he then goes out at half-time. Probably he’ll make better decisions in his life, but he went to a casino on his own, to sit and watch the second half by a poker table.”Now the suggestions are he left England purposely and then goes to casino – it’s totally not the case at all”But his eyes have been opened to the wider world now in terms of what he did. He knows in hindsight that he’s made a mistake.”But I want to reiterate, because this is a player I have seen (of) in the last few months various stories around his arrogance, around his mentality. They’re totally false.”I’m not sure where the stories are coming from, but it’s not what this boy’s about. He’s a very talented player, he has a belief in his ability. He is a wonderful personality on the field and he’s actually a really, really good boy off it.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville: The type of striker Man Utd will buyby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will seek to buy a mobile striker in January.Neville reckons Solskjaer will target a “striker like Roberto Firmino or Son Heung-min” in the New Year.He told Sky Sports: “I look at Firmino when he first came to England, I look at [Mohamed] Salah when he was first at Chelsea, I look at [Sadio] Mane. Sometimes players have to develop into what they are going to become.”I think United want a striker like Firmino, like Son at Tottenham . I think [Solskjaer] wants that type of player.”I don’t think he wants a typical striker who is basically going to be a Lukaku or a Costa.”I don’t think he’s looking for that type. I think he’s looking for a more mobile type in a front three or a front two.”I think this club has always had strikers who can play in pairs, who contribute off the ball.”I’ll make a point about Ruud van Nistelrooy. We won less championships with him at centre-forward than when we brought Louis Saha in to partner Wayne Rooney.”He was nowhere near as good a finisher as Ruud or as good a striker as Ruud, but the team became better. “And that’s my point, I don’t think Ole wants a striker like that; I think he wants a mobile striker.”