Last Friday’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup was a scrappy but dramatic affair, with Kingston College (KC) ending a 32-year exile. A day later, Clarendon College showed a stubborn streak to repeat history in the daCosta Cup final in Montego Bay. Together, the two encounters were a thrilling climax to the schoolboy football season. Especially dangerous after the introduction of Trayvon Reid, Kingston College shaded the first-ever all-North Street Manning Cup final. Remarkably, the Purples came from behind twice to regain the trophy that has eluded them for 32 years. The drama came in the last 10 minutes of a game seen in person by approximately 9,000 fans. With a young St George’s College side leading 2-1, Michael Allen equalised for KC and then a deflected shot rewarded a hard-working KC effort and vindicated coach Ludlow Bernard, who was under the gun. Now Bernard has led his beloved school to three trophies in three seasons. Neither team was able to really control play, but Reid’s speed gave KC a weapon that started the revival. While Kingston College had entered that contest as slight favourites over the young Georgians, the result of the daCosta Cup final was an upset. In minutes, Cornwall had a one-man advantage. Yet, in a display of courage, the Purples would admire the 10 boys of Clarendon College who stood firm. Their poise and control was a tribute to coach Lenny Hyde, who played on a winning Clarendon team in 1977, when the late Winston Chung-Fah produced one of the finest schoolboy teams ever seen in Jamaica. In the middle of it all was Nique Daley, a young scorer of notable promise. The result at the Montego Bay Sports Complex was a repeat of the 1998 final when a first-half Edward Barnes penalty gave Clarendon, and then coach Jackie Walters, a 1-0 win over Cornwall. Then, as it was on Saturday, that match was played in Montego Bay. Then, as it was on Saturday, the Cornwall coach was the accomplished Dean Weatherly. If the weekend games signalled the end of the season, I’d be happy. For me, the Champions Cup answers the question about the relative strength of schoolboy football in Kingston versus the rest of the country. If I had my way, the Champions Cup might even assume the name of the time-honoured season closing fixture. As things stand, the Olivier Shield is the only prize left for Clarendon College and Kingston College to chase this season. In the Champions Cup, Cornwall broke the string of wins by Corporate Area schools by beating St George’s in the semi-final, and JC in the final. With that in mind, Hyde and his boys may feel they can be the first rural school since 2006, when Glenmuir High and Bridgeport High shared the honours, to lift the shield. Glenmuir were the outright all-island champion in 2004. By the same token, with the long Manning Cup drought in the past, Bernard and his brave lads may now be able to play with freedom enough to win. It’s an enticing prospect, even now, 119 years after JC won the first Olivier Shield. May the better team win. If practice games carry any weight, the wise might fancy KC. The Purples reportedly beat both Clarendon and Cornwall in preseason warm-up games. Leading their charges into Saturday’s battle of poise and fortitude are two coaches, Hyde and Bernard, who have taken their licks, but have steadily proven their worth. Both are known for attacking football, so fans might be in for a treat. On Saturday, the tide will turn for one of them. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.
0Shares0000MILAN, Italy, January 5 – Paul Pogba has called for Juventus to emulate the success of last year’s return to Serie A action following the festive period when they host an ambitious Inter Milan on Tuesday. Juve beat title rivals Roma 3-0 in their first league outing of 2014 as they charged towards a third consecutive title under former coach Antonio Conte.With Roma in second place at three points adrift in the current campaign, Juventus can ill afford to make further slip-ups in the title race.Inter travel to Turin looking for only their second win under new coach Roberto Mancini, but buoyed by the signing of former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski who could start on the bench at Juventus Stadium if the paperwork on his loan deal is finalised in time.Pogba admits that on a personal level he can “still improve at everything”.But the 21-year-old believes the “difficult” clash with Inter is one of several steps on his quest for more glory with the Turin giants.“We have to start 2015 with a win, that’s the most important thing. Last year we beat Roma in our first game back and we hope we can start the same way,” Pogba told Sky Sport.“The Inter game is like a derby — it’s always a difficult one and we want to win it.”It is Juventus’s first official game since losing the Italian Super Cup final to Napoli in Doha three days before Christmas, but Pogba said Juve’s resolve remains unchanged.“In 2015 I hope to win the scudetto again, and we’ll need to give all we’ve got to do it, as well as going further in the Champions League than we managed two years ago.”Little has been changed from the largely successful formation used pre-Christmas by Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, but the same cannot be said about Inter.Mancini, who has only one win from five games since his return to the club following a six-year absence, is still experimenting.Inter had to fight back from a two-goal deficit on their last league outing to level 2-2 with Lazio, with the San Siro’s blushes saved by late goals from Mateo Kovacic and Rodrigo Palacio.Mancini is currently building his team around the creative midfield skills of Kovacic but the Croatian admitted: “It will be a hard game, but we’re looking forward to it.“Juve are strong and they have a great stadium but we’re going there to play our game and hopefully bring back a result.”A Juve setback would give closest challengers Roma, who face Udinese away earlier in the day, a chance to make amends for two draws in their last three games.Yet Rudi Garcia’s men travel north wary of the danger of Andrea Stramaccioni’s Udinese, especially with doubts over defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (flu), captain Francesco Totti and forward Mattia Destro.The battle for a hold on third continues with only goal difference separating Lazio, Napoli and Sampdoria and Genoa, in sixth, a further point off the pace.Sampdoria visit high-flying Lazio on Monday and coach Sinisa Mihajlovic warned of the danger having succumbed at the Olympic Stadium last season.“Last season we played very badly there, it was one of our worst displays of the season. We even conceded when we were a man up,” said Mihajlovic.“It’s an important fixture, as we are all sitting on 27 points. Lazio have a good squad and are expected to be up there, but we’re something of a surprise package.”Napoli arguably lead the race with a trip away to struggling Cesena, although striker Manolo Gabbiadini — expected to complete his 13m euros signing from Sampdoria on Monday after passing a medical on Sunday — is suspended.Milan, in seventh but only two points behind the third and last Champions League qualifying spot, host Sassuolo.Alessio Cerci could make his debut at the San Siro after his recent signing from Atletico Madrid, who took Fernando Torres on loan to give the Rossoneri flop a chance to revive his career at the club where he rose to stardom.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
From news services Terrell Owens was in midseason form Wednesday, sounding off on any and every topic thrown his way. Prediction for himself: “I am expecting an explosive year.” Prediction for the Dallas Cowboys: “I feel very confident in going on record now saying we are going to make the playoffs. We are going to win some playoff games.” Better yet, the new coach believes in spotlighting star offensive players, the offensive coordinator plans to make it happen by moving Owens around, and he has terrific rapport with quarterback Tony Romo. “Any time you can go into a season without any legitimate distractions … yeah, you’re going to go out there and play free, you’re just going to have an overall better feeling about yourself,” he said. Raiders QB a secret For an organization that prides itself on secrecy, the Oakland Raiders are having a fun time keeping their starting quarterback from the public. Coach Lane Kiffin said he will keep the Detroit Lions guessing whether Josh McCown or Daunte Culpepper will start in the opener Sunday. “It’s simply a matter of always trying to gain a competitive advantage,” Kiffin said. Kiffin said he told the quarterbacks who won the job on Tuesday and that the rest of the team found out during practice Wednesday. Like many NFL teams, the Raiders close most of practice to the media. “JaMarcus,” receiver Jerry Porter said when asked who would start, referring to No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, who is holding out. He talks too much Vikings coach Brad Childress is the typical tight-lipped NFL coach, but he opened up on a radio interview last weekend. And Childress revealed an apparently tense conversation he had with Patriots coach Bill Belichick about a couple of players each team wanted to pass through waivers and put on the practice squad. Childress said Belichick called to ask him not to claim tight end Garrett Mills, offering to avoid picking up a player the Vikings cut as a reward. Childress declined. “He didn’t really care for that,” Childress said Sunday on WCCO-AM. “He was trying to leverage, but you always find out who is honest and straightforward.” No knowledge Commissioner Roger Goodell said he has no knowledge any other NFL personnel are involved in an Internet drug operation being investigated by the Albany (N.Y.) D.A.’s office. The investigation led to the suspensions of Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. Streak about to end Ben Hamilton’s streak of 5,407 consecutive snaps since becoming the Denver Broncos’ starting left guard in 2002 is about to end. Chris Myers will get the start Sunday at Buffalo because doctors have ordered Hamilton not to do any type of physical activity for two weeks in hopes his post-concussion symptoms will finally fade. Browns DB arrested Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden was arrested after driving backward and the wrong way outside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and refusing to comply with police orders. Bodden, 25, refused to stop the vehicle when initially approached by an officer, said Cleveland police Lt. Thomas Stacho. Bodden eventually pulled the vehicle to a curb, got out and walked toward an airport entrance, Stacho said. Bodden became verbally abusive with the officer, who called for police backup, Stacho said. Responding officers instructed Bodden to place his hands on a wall, which he did, but the situation became tense when the football player began to resist officers trying to place handcuffs on him, Stacho said. Bodden later complied with police and was taken to a city jail, where he remained Wednesday night. He was being booked on aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and traffic offenses of failing to produce a driver’s license and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Stadium plan unveiled The New York Giants and New York Jets broke ground at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on the first stadium to be jointly owned by two NFL teams and unveiled how architects plan to make two competing teams feel at home in a $1.3 billion stadium. “Ensuring that the stadium would feel like home to both teams and both groups of fans was our goal and also one of the biggest challenges in the design of the stadium,” said Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants. Around the league 49ers: San Francisco signed defensive tackle Atiyyah Ellison off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad. The 49ers also cut offensive tackle Patrick Estes.Ellison, a third-round pick by Carolina in 2005, was waived for the fifth time in his three-year NFL career. He’s yet to play in a regular-season game. Bengals: A judge ruled suspended Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, 24, can remain on probation for a drunken driving conviction, but warned him that he must follow the rules if he wants to stay there. Jets: Thomas Jones looks and sounds ready to play in New York’s season opener against New England. The running back, acquired from Chicago in the offseason, has been practicing this week for the first time since straining his right calf on Aug. 12. “I feel a lot better than I felt the past couple of weeks,” Jones said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His review of last season: “I really felt like I let this team down.” His relationship with Donovan McNabb: “I did what I had to do when I saw Donovan. I apologized.” How about things with a more recent sparring partner, Bill Parcells? “Anything regarding Bill Parcells is not a non-issue, it’s a dead issue. D-e-a-d, dead.” Later, he compared dogfighting to hunting deer: “They cut their heads off and they go to mount them on the wall. And they are animals as well. I don’t see a big difference.” Owens has been in a great mood for months, and with good reason: Parcells quit in January, a much friendlier coach was hired in Wade Phillips in February, and the Cowboys picked up a $3 million bonus in June to go with his $5 million salary.
SACRAMENTO — If Sam Cassell had any hair, he would be tearing it out while trying to figure out why the Los Angeles Clippers haven’t beaten the Sacramento Kings in three years. This time, the reasons were simple: Mike Bibby’s gutsy fourth quarter and Brad Miller’s big defensive play in the final minute sealed another win over the Kings’ downstate rivals. Chris Kaman had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds in the Clippers’ eighth loss in 11 games despite their highest-scoring performance of the season. Elton Brand added 24 points and 13 rebounds, but Miller and Bibby made the final game-changing plays. “It’s tough sometimes, but it’s my job,” said Bibby, his throat hoarse from illness. “If I can run, I’m going to play.” After 19 lead changes and 17 ties in three tremendously entertaining quarters, the Kings took the game’s first double-digit lead with a 10-2 run, going up 101-91 on Stojakovic’s jumper with 8:30 to play. Los Angeles pulled closer despite seven straight points from Bibby, and Kaman’s hook shot in traffic with 1:02 left got the Clippers to 114-112. Bibby, who had eight assists, found Miller for an open jumper with 44 seconds to play, but Brand made a layup moments later. After Miller missed an uncontested 13-footer, Los Angeles set up for its final shot. “They play bad against everyone else, but not against us,” said Cuttino Mobley, who had just 14 points and seven assists in his return to Sacramento. “I know what they are capable of doing. They scored 43 points in the second quarter. Things like that will happen, especially when you pass the ball like they do.” Kevin Martin added 17 points for the Kings, and Miller scored 20 in the first half but grabbed just three rebounds in 44 minutes. Kaman was outstanding for the Clippers, roaming the paint for rebounds and second-chance points while Sacramento big-man stopper Brian Skinner concentrated on Brand. “I told (Kaman) he needs to quit killing us,” Miller said with a grin. The Kings played without injured starters Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who both watched the game in street clothes Abdur-Rahim with his broken jaw wired shut. The Clippers still are without Corey Maggette, who could be out for another month with a left foot injury. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I had a decent look, not a great look,” said Cassell, who scored 28 points. “I shot the three, and it was a shot I thought I could make.” That’s not a wise bet when the Clippers visit Arco Arena. Peja Stojakovic had 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, hitting two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play in the last-place Kings’ third victory in four games following a five-game losing streak. They relied on Bibby’s playmaking in the final minutes, and the flu-stricken point guard responded with even better stretch play than in his 38-point performance at Staples Center on Dec. 27 in Sacramento’s 110-93 victory over the Clippers. “The two games we’ve played them, they’ve really struggled to defend (Bibby) and Brad,” coach Rick Adelman said. “We need Mike to play at a high level. It’s as simple as that, and he was terrific tonight. … There’s not a lot of margin for error for us right now. We need those guys playing well if we’re going to win.” Bibby scored 11 of his 32 points in the final period, and Cassell missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in the Kings’ 11th straight victory over Los Angeles, 118-114 Friday night. Los Angeles’ struggles against the Kings defy logic, even when factoring in the Clippers’ reputation as longtime losers. The Clippers haven’t won in 15 straight trips to Sacramento since Nov. 7, 1997 and this one was available until Cassell, discombobulated by Miller’s deflection of a pass early in the possession, rushed a three-pointer that missed badly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson
BUSINESS NAME: Jeneration P.R. BUSINESS ADDRESS: 5452 Sadring Ave., Woodland Hills PHONE: (818) 501-1205 WEB SITE: www.jenerationpr.com OWNER: Jennifer Zankan ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One full-time, plus freelancers DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Jeneration P.R. is a full-service boutique marketing and public-relations firm for brands in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries. We work mostly with small- and medium-size businesses and provide them with a comprehensive strategy to increase awareness for their products and brand and to properly position their brand in the market. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes. I was a lawyer practicing civil litigation for more than three years. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I’m very creative, and I’ve always had an interest in the beauty and fashion industries, so I knew law wasn’t for me. I saw an opportunity to follow my passion for trends and fashion and help businesses realize their potential by giving them sound marketing advice to help increase awareness for their brands. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I was trying to replace a bottle of perfume I’d bought in Europe but couldn’t find anywhere in America. I located the company on the Web and found the line was based in California. So I e-mailed the creator and asked if I could help her promote her brand, unpaid. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Ten months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I learned everything I could about public relations and the beauty and fashion industries. I did networking every day by attending as many events as I could, sharing my story, swapping business cards and following up with people. I would spend hours on the Internet trying to target several businesses as potential customers, and I would call magazines and TV shows and try to meet with editors, producers and wardrobe stylists who would help me secure placement for my clients. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $4,100. $2,500 to hire a graphic artist to design a memorable logo and print it, and $1,600 for a laptop computer. I financed it through selling my town house in Santa Monica around the same time. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? I had a friend with several years experience in P.R. who allowed me to work with her and learn the ropes. After several months of what was basically an apprenticeship, I was out on my own. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How quickly the business would grow, and what a struggle it would be to balance my time between doing the work required with time spent growing the business. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? Too early to tell. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To maintain the excellent level of service that my clients have come to expect, and to hire a few exceptional people who can help me grow the business to keep up with the demand for our services. And also to get my clients on Oprah. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
On Oct. 9, 72-year-old Betty Rodriguez left her Simi Valley home – no matter whether she wanted to – wearing pink curlers in her hair and white ballerina slippers. Besides the occasional stroll to the local market for Snickers bars, Rodriguez rarely strayed from her home. But on this fateful day three weeks ago, she inexplicably ended up 10 miles away in Chatsworth, where she was hit by a car and died. Now, her family is trying to figure out how she got there. “I have no idea what happened to her,” said her daughter, Maria Reed, who lived nearby. When she was hit by the car, it was reported she had dementia. But her relatives said it was better described as short-term memory loss and that she had never wandered away from home and gotten lost before. “About eight years ago, she started to lose her short-term memory, but she was still a fully functioning person. She cooked, she learned things,” her daughter said. “If you would give her a new phone number, she would forget it. If her grandchildren didn’t come for a few years, she might not recognize them.” When she was found, she was carrying some advertisements sent to her home address. “It just doesn’t seem probable that she got herself all the way from Simi Valley to Chatsworth,” said Reed’s husband, Scott. “It seems like she must have got in a car with somebody. We’d like to know so that we could have closure.” Jennifer Tilton, who lives in Denver, said the news of her grandmother’s death came as a terrible blow. “It’s hard not to have that closure, to say goodbye,” Tilton said. “She helped raise me. … Her biggest concern was to always be there for her family, to have a solid, strong home that anyone could come back to.” Anyone with information about the case can call (805) 522-3574 or toll free at (877) 828-1031. email@example.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system The family has gone through numerous possibilities – she walked over windy and dark Santa Susana Pass Road to the Valley; she somehow trudged through the train tunnel; she was abducted. But so far, there’s no reasonable explanation. Police, relatives and volunteers searched for Rodriguez the evening she disappeared. About 10p.m., Los Angeles police called to say she had been hit by a car on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Chatsworth Street. “It appears that she walked away from her home,” Simi Valley police Lt. Paul Fitzpatrick said. “There is no indication of any foul play.” Rodriguez had lived in Simi Valley more than 40 years with her husband of 44 years, Mariano. They raised four daughters and three sons, and helped raise some of their 14 grandchildren. Mariano died six years ago. “She loved us all. She was all about family,” Reed said. “No matter what somebody did, she would try to make things better. … She liked to dress up and sparkle. She loved to sew and embroider. She had a doll collection. She was a great cook.” Rodriguez was last seen by a part-time caregiver who left her home about 3:30p.m. The nearly 5-foot-tall woman was wearing her customary black outfit, with pink curlers in her hair and apparently without the black hat that she usually wore throughout the day. She wore white ballerina slippers.
Gray was in the final year of his contract at Turf Moor, having joined Burnley from Brentford for £9million during the summer of 2015.The forward scored a total of ten goals in 36 appearances for the Clarets last season, having notched 25 goals during the 2015/16 campaign when Burnley won promotion back to the top flight.New Hornets boss Marco Silva has been busy in reshaping his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign, which kicks off at home to Liverpool on Saturday.On Wednesday, Watford confirmed the signing of 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense for £13million after a successful work permit application, having long agreed terms.Tom Cleverley saw his loan switch from Everton become a permanent transfer, while Nathaniel Chalobah arrived from Chelsea with right-back Kiko Femenia, midfielder Will Hughes and goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann also coming into Vicarage Road. Watford have confirmed the signing of striker Andre Gray from Burnley for a club-record transfer fee.The 26-year-old has penned a five-year contract with the Hornets, in what is understood to be a deal worth in the region of £18.5million.Watford announced the transfer via another elaborate social media video, which has been a growing trend with clubs in England and abroad throughout the summer. The striker has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Hornets 1 🌧️ | It’s a grey day at #watfordfc. Perfect for a spot of @FootballManager… pic.twitter.com/okMzXRaZsN— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 9, 2017
The final 2019 individual rankings from IATC are out.In Class 3A boys rankings, Sam May of MOC-Floyd Valley is ranked 17th, and Jason Sudtelgte of Le Mars is 29th. 3A girls rankings has Emily Haverdink of MOC-Floyd Valley in the 24 spot.Class 2A boys individual rankings puts Tage Hulstein of Western Christian at #10, Sioux Center’s Carter VandeVegte is 23rd, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon’s Dan Schriever is ranked 25th, Sioux Center’s Sam Harrison is at 26, and Cherokee’s Bryce Kremer is in at 28. Class 2A Girls has Western’s Whitney Minderhoud at 29th, and Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Bria Wasmund in 30th.Class 1A keeps Will Roder in second, and Gehlen’s Isaac Vaske is 14th.For complete rankings CLICK HERE
Fancy doing something different this Christmas? The Station House Hotel has just unveiled their seasonal events, promising great parties at great value.But before December comes around, the hotel is launching fun Spin the Wheel nights every Saturday with a €500 jackpot! The Station House hotel, located in the heart of Letterkenny, has three great Christmas Party Nights on their calendar.Get your office or group night out all wrapped up with a party on either Saturday 8th December, Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December. These packages offer a Mulled Wine reception, four-course Festive Banquet, and a Disco through the decades with DJ Marty Mac – all for only €25pp.Plus, there are fantastic overnight stay packages on these party night celebrations. Book a room for only €35pps (€15 single supplement). If you’re in the mood for festive food, the Station House have just the right menu for you. All through the month of December you can get a four-course Christmas Lunch in the Depot for only €19.95. This delicious deal will run from 12noon to 3pm each day through December and is a great way to celebrate the season.Don’t forget the very special guest that comes each Christmas! Santa Claus is stopping by the Station House on Sunday the 16th of December from 2pm-3pm to meet young boys and girls at the carvery.The party doesn’t end after Christmas at the Station House. The hotel is ringing in the New Year in style with live music, champagne and a FREE party on December 31st. Let the hotel look after everything on New Year’s Day with a great carvery lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.With all these events and more, the Station House is a perfect choice for celebrating Christmas this year. The team are already looking forward to giving guests, groups and families a warm festive welcome and spreading lots of good cheer.Call 00353749123100 to book any event now or email firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit: www.stationhouseletterkenny.com for more The Station House have Christmas party nights all wrapped up! was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Party NightseventsNew Year’s EveStation House Hotel
Donahue strikes out 14 in two-hit shutoutBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield scored four times in the first inning, and that proved to more than enough as the Tigers blanked Wisconsin Rapids 5-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference softball game Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.Melissa Roberts had two RBIs, and Madelyn Mews and Emily Draeger also knocked in runs for the Tigers, who improve to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the WVC. Rapids drops to 6-8 and 3-6 in conference play.Megan Donahue threw a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 14 as she dominated Wisconsin Rapids’ batters. She also added a double and scored a run for the Tigers.Jenna Jakobi scored two runs for Marshfield.Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Medford on Monday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 5, Raiders 0Wisconsin Rapids 000 000 0 – 0 2 5Marshfield 410 000 x – 5 6 1WP: Megan Donahue. LP: Gwidt.SO: Gwidt 4; Donahue 14. BB: Gwidt 7; Donahue 0.Top hitters: MAR, Donahue 2B, run, 2 BBs; Emily Draeger 1×3, RBI; Jenna Jakobi 2 runs; Madelyn Mews 2×3, 2B, RBI; Melissa Roberts 2 RBIs.Records: Wisconsin Rapids 6-8, 3-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 8-3, 5-2 WVC.