Victoria stuns Argonia-Attica 36-28 in last seconds to capture 8-man state crown

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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Victoria 36 Argonia-Attica 28  Victoria – Dinkel 79 run (PAT run good). 1234Final Victoria- Dinkel 14 run (PAT pass good). A&A – Koerner 3 pass to McDaniel (PAT pass good) Victoria – Dinkel 55 yard TD (PAT run). A&A – McDaniel 7 pass to Harsh (PAT run good). Victoria – Dinkel run (PAT no good). A&A — McDaniel to Harsh 46 (PAT run no good). Victoria81401436 A&A8061428 Scoring Victoria – Dinkel to Corley 25 pass (run failed). Titan defenders had Victoria contained for most of this game. Two long plays by the Knights defined the game.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Argonia-Attica dug itself out of a 22-8 hole at half time, only to have the walls cave in on it in the final moments losing 36-28 to Victoria in the eight-Man Division 2 state football championship game in Newton Saturday.Victoria quarterback Brady Dinkel made a dramatic 55-yard scoring run on a fourth-and-inches play with two seconds left on the clock. He also ran in a two-point conversion and A-A’s attempted runback of the kickoff was stopped way short of the goal line.Dinkel ran for 175 yards, but two of his plays will be remembered as the two that shaped the game, and the state championship for Victoria.A huge crowd of Argonia-Attica was on hand.With the score tied at 28 and time running out, both teams seemed ready to go into overtime, though at that point A&A had a lot of momentum on its side. With a fourth and inches, Victoria went for it, and Dinkel rushed up the middle, bounced to the outside and found no one between him and the endzone. He had shown throughout the game he was very fast, and he outran everyone to the end zone for the score.Brady Dinkel was hard to bring down for Victoria.It was his second long run of the day. Late in the first half, after an A-A punt was downed at the Victoria 1, Dinkel ran off the same play. This time he cut to the left, and outran the defense for a 79-yard touchdown and with a two point conversion Victoria led 22-8 at the half.Argonia-Attica fought back though, and took control of the game in the second half.A-A coach Luke Greenwood said he “felt nothing but pride” for his team with the way they fought back in the second half. He said the team made good adjustments at half, and chipped away at the lead.They were in good shape with the score tied and time running out, but that one play made the difference.“It just didn’t go our way,” he said.Co-head coach Lane Vandeveer said his team worked on the play that Dinkel broke for the two log touchdowns.“Dinkel just made a heck of a play,” Vandeveer said.Argonia-Attica wins state runner-up for second year in a row. This game though couldn’t have been much different from last year’s.Argonia-Attica fumbled its first two times with the ball in the second half, but put together a long drive late in the third to start its rally. The Titans drove 75 yards in 15 plays, and scored when Alec McDaniel passed to Kolten Koerner for a score. The two-point try failed but the deficit was trimmed to 22-14.Victoria managed another score early in the fourth a 20-yard run by Dinkel.A&A responded with a drive of its own. Aaron Harsh made a juggling, acrobatic type catch in the endzone on a 34-yard pass from McDaniels. The two-point try failed but the lead was cut to 28-20 with 8:52 left.A&A survived a late-hit penalty on the next drive, but stopped Victoria and got the ball back at its own 16 with 7:41 left.McDaniel made a lot of short runs, and some sharp passes as he led the Titans down the field. A&A scored on fourth down from three yards out on a pass from tailback Koerner lined up as a qb and McDaniel as a wideout. He passed again to Koerner for the two point conversion and the score was tied with 2:52 left.Victoria had its first turnover of the game, and A-A got the ball back at midfield with 2:12 left. The Victoria defense stiffened and did not allow a first down. A-A had to punt with 35 seconds left to set up the dramatic ending.Last year these same teams met in the state title game, and A-A fell behind early and never got going. It was much different this year, as the two teams went toe to toe the entire game.Victoria took the opening kick off and scored with Dinkel scoring from 14 yards out.A&A responded with a drive of its own, paced by a 34 yard pass from McDaniel to Devon Newberry. McDaniel passed six yards to Harsh for a score, and then ran for two to tie the game at 8-8.Victoria got on the board again halfway through the second quarter on a 24 yard touchdown pass by Dinkel, but the two point try failed.A-A finishes its season at 12-1, same as last year and state runner-up. For more pictures of the game, click here.  Follow us on Twitter. A&A – McDaniel 15 pass to Koerner (PAT run no good).last_img read more

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Barba nowhere to be seen among all-time Sharks nominees

first_imgWhile controversial teammate Andrew Fifita has been listed among the candidates for one of the two front-row spots, Barba’s name is nowhere to be seen on the fullback options.Instead voters are given the choice between David Peachey, Rick Bourke, Mick Mullane, Jonathan Docking, Preston Campbell and Michael Gordon.Barba scored the Sharks’ first try in their breakthrough grand final win last month, capping his best season in the NRL since winning the Dally M at the Bulldogs in 2012.But a positive drugs test just four days after the win over Melbourne resulted in the troubled fullback asking the Sharks for a release and his career is now in limbo.That he is not in contention for the club’s best-ever team is a clear indication Cronulla are distancing themselves from the fallen No.1.Barba would arguably challenge Peachey as the best fullback to pull on a Cronulla jersey .He is certainly in the top six – and Sharkies fans agree.One wrote: “Peachey all day but it is a shame that our premiership winning fullback doesn’t get recognition, possibly when he needs it most.”Another added: “Ridiculous that you cannot vote for Ben Barba. When this disciplinary issue is forgotten he will be remembered as an electric player who scored a try in a Grand Final.last_img read more

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National snooker titles raring to go

first_imgPapua New Guinea Billiards and Snooker Association vice president John Chan said the response had been overwhelming with players travelling in from Kavieng and Alotau to participate.He said the 48 players had been divided into eight groups of six and a new champion will be known when the finals are played on Sunday.“Nominations including those from outside of Port Moresby have exceeded  our expectations,” Chan said.He said last year’s minor tiitle or B Grade winner Emmanuel Kapi and runner up Toua Simoi had been promoted to A Grade and the hunt for a new champion was on.“The quality of players who have nominated is high and any one of the 48 have a chance of taking out the minor title,” Chan said.He said a briefing will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5pm at the Lamana Q Club to finalise registration and a draw done.He said the round robin group matches will start after briefing at the four venues – Laguna Hotel, Lamana Q Club, Dragons Den and Aviat Club. The top 16 and quarter finals will be played on Saturday with the semi finals and grand final to be played at the Dragon’s Den on Sunday.The winner of the minor title will join the A Graders for a shot at the major title when it starts on Independence Day next Wednesday September 16.Chan said players will be travelling in from Kavieng, Alotau, Lae and Madang to participate.“Forty players will be taking part for the major title and we expect confirmation including those travelling into Port Moresby by the end of this week,” Chan said.He said defending champion Djorne Fong is already in Port Moresby and a good tussle against current Alotau and Kavieng Open champion Marcus Ng and Port Moresby Open winner Ralph Kaina  will be on.Chan said the BSP men’s  titles will coincide with PNG’s 40th Independence anniversary. He is grateful to Sports and National Events Minister Justin Tkatchenko for the use of the anniversary logo.“I extend our gratitude to Minister Tkatchenko for the use of the 40th anniversary logo on the uniforms which will be significant to the players during the prestigious event on the PNGBSA calendar,” he said.Tournament director is Richard Whitchurch and he will assisted by Jon Cavanagh, Ida Keni and Joey Chan.Chan thanked BSP for their continued support for the 13th consecutive year, platinum sponsors The National,and 6 mile Bookmakers, gold sponsors  Grafitti Signs, Hodava Hotel, Pacific MMI, ATMI Engineering Services, Landmark Tours, Street Scene and silver sponsors Ning Agencies for supporting the 2015 BSP Men’s National Snooker Titles.He also thanked the management and staff of Laguna Hotel, Lamana Q Club, Dragon’s Den and Aviat Club for the use of their facilities during the 2015 BSP Men’s National Snooker Titles.last_img read more

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Harbour View frustrate UWI in RSPL clash

first_img“It was a frustrating game for us.” University of the West Indies FC’s (UWI) assistant coach Andrew Peart cut a frustrated figure after the league leaders were held at home against 10-man cellar dwellers Harbour View in top-flight action yesterday. Harbour View halted red-hot UWI FC’s winning streak with the teams battling to a 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at The UWI Bowl in Mona yesterday. The visitors took an early lead when Ranique Muir slotted past the advancing UWI goalkeeper Amal Knight in the fifth minute. However, that strike was cancelled out by Deno Schaffe in the 50th minute. A corner kick taken by UWI’s captain Rochane Smith was headed by Schaffe past Harbour View’s custodian Joel Johnson. Harbour View were later reduced to ten players when Nicholas Beckett was shown a red card by FIFA referee Odette Hamilton for a dangerous challenge on UWI’s Kemar Flemmings in the 47th minute. Both teams had their share of possession and both enjoyed periods of dominance. Harbour View looked better in the first half and were rewarded with the early strike, while UWI took control in the second half, an effort which led to their equalising goal. “It was a frustrating game for us. We started slow and went behind. Then in the second half, we played better. However, we did not show enough aggression after Harbour View went down to ten players,” Peart told The Gleaner. Coach of Harbour View Ludlow Bernard credited his team for a fighting game after the red card. “It was a battling performance from the team. We deserved to win as we got the better chances. I believe that with the extra player on the pitch, we could have done better,” Bernard claimed. Despite the draw, UWI continue to lead on 20 points in the 12-team table, while Harbour View remained in 11th position on six points. Yesterday’s results Jamalco 1 Humble Lion 2 Portmore United 1 Montego Bay United 0 Maverley-Hughenden 2 Arnett Gardens 2 Tivoli Gardens 3 FC Reno 0 UWI 1 Harbour View 1 Waterhouse 3 Boys’ Town 1last_img read more

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Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

first_imgMOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film FILE – In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the “Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field” panel during the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas. Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter Saturday, May 19, 2018, that he went to the hospital late Friday but does not say why. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)SEATTLE — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. He didn’t say why.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russell said in the light-hearted message, “As my wife likes to remind me, I don’t drink enough.”He thanked fans for their concern and appeared to dismiss reports that the hospital visit was due to heart troubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussell said in the message that his friends “know I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.”The hospitalization was initially reported by TMZ, which said it was for dehydration. 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 View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 84-year-old basketball great was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. He was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and won five NBA MVP awards.Celtics coach Brad Stevens was relieved to hear that Russell was OK.“Yeah, that was obviously scary news and happy to hear that he’s doing better and he’s been released from the hospital,” Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. “He’s the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor — everything about him. It’s an honor to get a chance to work for the Celtics. Those teams and those people from those teams — and obviously Bill Russell being one of those main people in Celtics history — are why it’s an honor to work for them, because of the bar they set for all of us.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Mechanic slapped with fraud charge

first_imgA 29-year-old mechanic found himself before City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged for fraud.Anil Sookram denied that on June 15, 2017, in Georgetown, while being entrusted with the sum of $1.2 million by Kerwin Mars to purchase spare parts to repair his minibus, BVV 784, he converted the cash to his own use and benefit.Anil SookramReports are that the virtual complainant’s motor vehicle was involved in an accident, and his insurance company referred him to the defendant to effect the repairs on the bus.An estimate prepared by Sookram indicated that a total sum of $1.6 million would be required to complete repairs on the said vehicle.On June 15, Mars handed over the $1.2 million for works on the vehicle to commence. The works were to be completed in 30 days, but the defendant failed to honour the contract; and when a check was made, no work had been done on the vehicle.This prompted the insurance company to confiscate the vehicle, and Sookram was later arrested and charged after he failed to return the cash which he had been given.He was placed on $200,000 for the offence, and is expected to return to court on September 26.last_img read more

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Update: Power out to over 800 Customers in the Charlie Lake Area

first_imgBC Hydro is reporting 4 large power outages in the Charlie Lake area.The first is affecting 119 customers North of the Alaska Highway, East of Lakeshore Drive and west of the 271 road. Hydro says the outage was caused by the wind storm that blew through the area and they hope to have power restored by 2am.The second is affecting 275 customers west of the Golf Course Road. The outages is expected to be restored by 2am, with the cause being the same wind storm.Advertisement – Advertisement -The third is affecting 560 customers West of Foster Road 250 and South of RD 256. At this time expect to have power back on by 2am. The cause is also the wind storm.The other outage is South-East-West of the Alaska Highway and North of the Red CR Road 658 and this outage has effected 360 customers. The cause is a wire down and they hope to have power restored by 4:30am.We will have more information as it becomes available.last_img read more

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Site C to move ahead

first_img**Update – For more on this story, click here The decision to pursue Site C comes at a time when BC Hydro forecasts that B.C.’s electricity needs will grow by 20 to 40 per cent over the next 20 years. The Province and BC Hydro are planning now so that British Columbians will continue to enjoy the benefits of clean, reliable and affordable electricity in the future.“Based on our work, we believe it is in the best long-term interests of our customers to move forward on Site C,” said Dan Doyle, chair of BC Hydro. “Site C will provide clean, reliable and low-cost power in British Columbia for generations to come.”Construction of Site C will be subject to required regulatory approvals, and ensuring that the Crown’s constitutional duties to First Nations are met.Site C will now advance to the regulatory review phase, which will include an independent environmental assessment. The regulatory review phase is expected to take about two years, and it is anticipated that Site C will be available for domestic electricity need by 2020.The regulatory review for Site C will involve consultation processes, including opportunities for input and participation by the public, First Nations, stakeholders, communities and customers.Advertisement HUDSON’S HOPE – The B.C. government announced today that it will move forward with the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C). The Site C project will be the third dam on the Peace River in northeast B.C., and will be a source of clean and renewable energy for over 100 years, producing enough electricity to power approximately 410,000 homes per year.“Hydroelectric power helped develop our province and Site C will build on B.C.’s heritage of clean, renewable and affordable, power,” said Premier Gordon Campbell. “Site C will be a publicly owned heritage asset and will ensure that British Columbia has reliable sources of clean electricity, while contributing to our goal of electricity self-sufficiency.”The government’s decision to advance Site C is based on the project’s benefits to British Columbians. These include:Site C will help meet B.C.’s future electricity needs by providing 900 megawatts of capacity and 4,600 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.Site C will produce among the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per gigawatt-hour, when compared with other forms of electricity generation. This will help B.C. further displace fossil fuel-generated electricity with clean energy.As the third project on one river system, Site C will generate 30 per cent of the electricity produced at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam with only five per cent of the reservoir area.Site C will contribute to the local and provincial economy by creating an estimated 7,650 direct construction jobs through the construction period, and up to 35,000 direct and indirect jobs through all stages of the project.As a source of firm energy, Site C will facilitate the development of clean energy projects by providing additional capacity to back up intermittent resources, such as wind, run-of-river hydro and solar.“The Province and BC Hydro are committed to providing lasting economic and social benefits for northern communities, First Nations and all of British Columbia,” said Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “Site C will also energize our potential as a clean energy powerhouse, encouraging new investment, industry and jobs.”Advertisement In addition, as part of the environmental assessment process, the project will consider potential environmental and socio-economic effects, impacts to land and water, and options for regional benefits, such as infrastructure and supporting recreational opportunities. Where impacts cannot be avoided, BC Hydro will identify and evaluate potential options for mitigation.The Site C Clean Energy Project has been evaluated using best practices in project planning and development. This includes a five-stage process that provides multiple milestones for assessing the project and deciding whether to proceed to the next stage.The provincial government decision to advance Site C to the third stage of project planning and development, including an environmental review, is based on two years of work by BC Hydro that included comprehensive consultations, as well as environmental and engineering studies.The BC Hydro report, ‘Stage 2 Report: Consultation and Technical Review’, along with 35 appended studies and reports, is available at: www.bchydro.com/sitec.For many years, nine other sites have been available for consideration of large scale hydro-electric storage dam projects, including two on the Peace River system. Although these sites have never been part of BC Hydro’s plan, they have remained legal options for consideration. The new Clean Energy Act will change this. It will enshrine in law B.C.’s historic Two Rivers Policy by prohibiting future development of large scale hydro-electric storage dam projects on all river systems in British Columbia, such as the Liard River system. It will also preclude further dams on the Peace River system other than Site C.Advertisement  Premier Gordon Campbell has given Site C the go ahead.- Advertisement -At a press conference in Hudson’s Hope, the Premier announced the project is expected to create 35,000 jobs and will come into service in 2020.We will have more on this shortlyBelow is the press release from the ProvincePROVINCE ANNOUNCES SITE C CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTProject to create 35,000 jobs, lasting benefitsAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Will Welbeck be Arsenal’s new Henry? Fan reactions

first_img1 Danny Welbeck has joined Arsenal Danny Welbeck showed he is far from a busted flush on Monday night, as the striker put in an energetic display and scored twice as England kicked off their Euro 2016 qualification with victory over Switzerland. But with attentions returning to club football the question over whether he can do it for new club Arsenal arises.Over the past year the hitman has found himself used as a filler around other strikers at Manchester United, but with a switch to Arsenal comes a new opportunity for the 23-year-old to prove his worth.Back in 1999, Arsene Wenger took out-of-sorts winger Thierry Henry and turned him into a world-class striker, but will he do the same with Welbeck? We asked talkSPORT listeners and here’s what they said…Arsenal fans, will Wenger work wonders with Welbeck or will he be a costly flop? Comment below…last_img read more

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Video: Chelsea sign Cuadrado and Christian Atsu does this

first_imgJust as Chelsea signed Juan Cuadrado during the January transfer window, the Blues’ other winger, Christian Atsu, reminded manager Jose Mourinho what he was capable of.Atsu was playing for Ghana against Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations and scored twice in a 3-0 win, one of which was a wonderful finish.The 23-year-old signed from Porto in 2013 and was loaned to Everton at the start of the season, but has played just three Premier League games for the Toffees.There are rumours Mourinho will cut short his Goodison Park career and send him elsewhere for regular first team football, though Roberto Martinez claimed last month he was eager to keep Atsu.last_img

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