BY DOUG McKENZIE Staff Writer There will be some new faces on both sides of the ball for this year’s Raritan High School football team, but the expectations remain the same. PHOTOS BY CHRIS KELLY staff Raritan’s offense will once again be led by Brian Kalarjian (above) at quarterback, while Chris Van Fechtman (below) should be the workhorse out of the backfield. As long as Bob Generelli is the head coach of the Rockets, they will be focusing on playing championship-level football. Last season, Raritan took a lot of people by surprise. After graduating All- Shore-caliber players such as Andrew Mandeville, Rick Jaeger and Matt Fitzpatrick, the Rockets did not take the step back that some people expected, going 8-4, and playing their best football of the season down the stretch, when they made a run at the Central Jersey Group II title before falling to Weequahic, 6-0, in the championship game. Their late-season success merely cemented the notion that Raritan is one of the top programs in the Shore Conference, and has earned the high level of expectations that surround celebrated programs such as Middletown South, Jackson Memorial, Manasquan, and the like. That being said, the 2007 Rockets have their work cut out for them. Graduation has once again stripped Generelli’s squad of some key players, with players like Carmen Dente, Chris Mooney and Brian England moving on, as well as several players on both the offensive and defensive lines. However, the cupboard is far from bare, as Raritan returns enough veteran players to maintain the level of competitiveness that the team will need as it looks to groom its newcomers over the early part of the schedule. Leading the way is senior quarterback/ running back Brian Kalarjian, who started all 12 games as QB last year and will be the primary offensive weapon for Raritan this fall. Generelli plans to have the ball in Kalarjian’s hands as much as possible, as the Rockets will operate out of the shotgun quite a bit this year. Junior Mark Stancati may also see some time at QB this year, while junior Chris Van Fechtman and sophomore Jesse Raymond are likely to get most of the carries out of the backfield. Raritan also has some talent at the receiver position, with Robert Palmer, a legitimate deep threat, along with a pair of newcomers in sophomore Bennett Jackson and John Krajunus, while senior Ryan Campbell returns at tight end. The offensive line returns two starters in senior right tackle Tim Noland and senior left guard Nick McMahon, while newcomers Brian Flynn, a junior left tackle, and senior center Nick Hungerford have looked good in the preseason. The other players likely to make up the line include junior Aaron Cruez and sophomore Dan Gibson. The Rocket defense will be led by its linebackers, as senior John Boyle and junior Jerome Dean head an athletic group that also includes juniors Devin Fitzpatrick and Chris Raitano, and sophomores Carlo Caponetta and Marc Cogliano. The defensive line returns senior Wilfredo Montes and will need steady improvement from newcomers such as junior Ed Perez, senior John Mooney, junior Cliff Gabriel and Flynn, while the defensive secondary is entirely new, with junior Cody Mooney, who did see time last year at cornerback, junior Paul Amakihe, senior John Gazerwitz, senior Nate Rucinski, Van Fechtman and Raymond all in the mix. With so many newcomers playing such important roles for the Rockets this year, Raritan fans may be in for another season of development. And facing what appears to be a particularly difficult National Division schedule this fall, headed by teams like Manasquan, Point Borough and Barnegat, Raritan will need to get better each and every week if they have any hopes of making a run at another sectional title. This Friday, Raritan opens up against a St. John Vianney team that is facing a number of questions itself. There’s a lot of talk about SJV’s freshman quarterback Charles Davis, a prolific playmaker during his Pop Warner days in Neptune who should provide the Rocket defense with a good early test. Game time is 7 p.m. in Hazlet. Raritan ready for another run at National Division title
In their fifth and final match of the week, the ICC WGDS, featuring some Sydney Thunder players, posted an impressive total of 8/138 off their allotted 20 overs with Chipo Tiripani (30) and Sterre Kalis (23) impressing with the bat again while former Australian Women’s Captain, Alex Blackwell, smashed 42 runs off just 22 balls in the middle order.City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ all-rounder, Veru Kila Frank, also made seven runs in the lower order.In reply, the Hobart Hurricanes had no issues chasing down the total with V Pyke (58*) and G Redmayne (56) making the bulk of the runs to eventually win by six wickets with 13 balls remaining. Frank impressed with ball taking 1/18 off 2.5 overs while fellow City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ team-mate, Kaia Arua (0/31), finished wicketless. This loss meant that the ICC WGDS finished winless in their five matches against Sydney Thunder, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes during week. This WGDS is a joint initiative between the ICC, Cricket Australia and the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League with the aim to give players and coaches the chance to learn from each other, test their skills against world-class teams and experience new training environments and culture.
Ireland’s Padraig Harrington was named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup on Tuesday, less than four months after helping the team to a crushing victory over the United States in Paris.The three-times major winner had been the clear favourite to succeed Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn for the defence at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, after having served as vice-captain at the last three Ryder Cups.Harrington, who won back-to-back British Opens in 2007 and 2008 before going on to win his third major at that year’s PGA Championship, also played in six successive Ryder Cups from 1999 to 2010, helping Europe to four victories.“It’s not something I take on without a certain amount of trepidation,” he told a news conference at the European Tour’s headquarters.“I have played under, and been involved with, many wonderful European captains since I made my debut in the contest 20 years ago, and I would like to think that my captaincy will be a mix of all of them.”Harrington is the third Irish captain of the Europe team in the last four stagings of the match.Paul McGinley successfully captained Europe at Gleneagles in 2012, while Darren Clarke lost out on American soil at Hazeltine in 2014. McGinley and Clarke were among those in a five-man committee to select the captain for Whistling Straits.The Irishman became the favourite after England’s former world number one Lee Westwood, one of the five European vice-captains in 2018, indicated a preference to do the job in Italy in 2022 when Rome hosts the event.Several key Europe players, including Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and England’s Justin Rose, had given Harrington public backing to lead the team in their title defence.Harrington is also an experienced hand on the Wisconsin course, which hosts the Cup from Sept 25 to 27 next year, having played there in the PGA Championships in 2004, 2010 and 2015.The 47-year-old has not won a European Tour title since his Portugal Masters triumph in 2016 but came close at the Czech Masters last August, finishing second in what was his best performance of the season.Team Europe have dominated the Ryder Cup in recent years, winning nine of the last 12 biennial contests.Bjorn’s side put on a ruthless display while outplaying the United States in a 17.5-10.5 victory at Le Golf National in September last year.
FOSHAN, China—Rather than sulk after a man-sized beating taken just two nights ago, Yeng Guiao and his Gilas Pilipinas crew want to grab the bull by the horns going forward—no matter how bleak the future looks—in their Fiba World Cup campaign.“We look forward to playing Serbia,” Guiao said on the eve of their clash with the fourth-ranked team in the world led by the talented Nikola Jokic. “We tried to be positive, be of encouragement to each other. We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by just one bad game.”ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “Maybe worse,” he added.Guiao hopes it is the game against Serbia, not Italy, that will define the Filipinos’ campaign here—win or lose.“The consolation for us Filipino basketball fans is to just see our team fight and compete,” Guiao said, knowing going out wouldn’t be that bad as long as the team battles.“If we’re going to lose, we just have to play decent basketball,” Guiao said. “We just have to keep fighting it out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nieto says Blue Eagles chasing after UAAP ‘greatest ever’ label That game, a 108-62 loss at the hands of Italy in the inaugurals on Saturday, was so bad that this intrepid batch of Filipinos looked like they didn’t belong playing in such a grandiose stage.“There’s still games left, we need to pick up the pieces and put everything together to play a better game against Serbia,” Guiao went on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Ever since returning to this tournament five years ago in Seville, Spain, the Filipinos were never manhandled the way they were by the Italians.That 46-point blowout put a serious dent on the Filipinos’ chances of marching on, with the Serbs, whom they tangle with at 7:30 p.m. at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Arena here Monday, listed as the team most likely to unseat the United States and deny the Americans an unprecedented third straight title. LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Gilas Pilipinas needs two wins to make it out of Group D.“Against Serbia, we just want to play with our usual heart,” Guiao said. “We were shell-shocked in our first game. The level of game [of Italy] was very high, and if you can’t keep up with that, you’re going to lag—especially against Serbia, that’s going to be the case.”Serbia destroyed Angola also by 46 points in the very first game Saturday, even with Jokic seemingly taking it easy and reserving his best for the bigger games ahead.Guiao feels Serbia will flaunt a similar game as Italy—only better. The Serbians shot 69 percent from three-point land against Angola.“That’s a big worry,” he said of Serbia’s three-point shooting. “Their bigs also have the ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor. We had that problem with Italy, so that’s basically the same problem we’ll have against Serbia.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs View comments
Police have launched a probe into an accident that resulted in a route 31 minibus ending its journey in a canal in the vicinity of the Wales Sugar Estate, West Bank Demerara. While details of the collision are sketchy, Guyana Times was told that itBoth vehicles impounded at the Wales Police Stationoccurred on Wednesday.According to information received, the driver of a pick-up which transports a senior official attached to the Estate, and bears registration number GMM 9290, was attempting to turn the vehicle around when the speeding minibus came head on, colliding with the pick-up. As a result of the impact, the driver of the minibus lost control of his vehicle and came to a stop in the canal. Following the accident, the licence plates of the minibus were swiftly removed.One of the passengers from the route 31 minibus walked away with minor cuts and abrasions. The front windshield and right side of the pick-up sustained damages, while several dents and heavy mud residue was seen on the route 31 minibus.Police ranks at the nearby Wales Police Station responded promptly and reportedly detained both drivers for questioning, as well as impounding the vehicles at the Wales Police Station.The drivers were subsequently released from custody as investigations into the accident continue.
A fugitive suspected of killing his wife and burying her in their Rowland Heights back yard has been found in Indonesia, authorities said Tuesday. David Lam has been on the run since 2005. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Ty Labbe said Lam was being brought back to the United States on Tuesday night on a FBI warrant for fleeing to avoid prosecution. “We’re waiting for him to come,” Labbe said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lam also has a warrant for murder in Los Angeles County stemming from the September 2005 killing of his wife, Susan. FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola said he found out Friday night that Indonesian police arrested Lam in Batam island. He didn’t know details of how long Lam had been living there and what he was doing when captured. Susan Lam had been missing for two weeks before deputies found what looked like two graves in the 2600 block of Doubletree Lane on Sept. 22, 2005. Her remains were unearthed the next day. Coroner’s officials said she had been strangled. Her relatives, who last talked to the 49-year-old woman on Sept. 11, 2005, had reported her missing. David Lam took a leave from his job at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens within days of his wife being reported missing. Investigators don’t know yet the motive behind the slaying. However, FBI officials said David Lam is believed to have a gambling problem. The couple filed for bankruptcy June 10, 2002, according to public records. In 2005, detectives said he was last seen leaving Singapore on a ferry to Indonesia. Batam island, where Lam turned up, is part of the Riau Archipelago and is about 12.5 miles away from Singapore. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Former England captain John Terry has urged fans to get behind the team and striker Wayne Rooney, who was booed by some supporters at Wembley during the 2-0 win against Malta.But Terry would like more respect shown to the 30-year-old, who is also the country’s record scorer with 53 goals.Manager Gareth Southgate will start with Rooney on the bench against Slovenia for the next World Cup qualifier, with Jordan Henderson wearing the skipper’s armband.Here’s what Terry posted on his Instagram page (@johnterry.26). 2 Wayne Rooney and John Terry were England team-mates 2
That’s a yellow not a red— Future Legend 1 (@buenorufus123) May 4, 2019 REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES He will miss Tottenham’s final Premier League game against in-form Everton next weekend.Now, Spurs fans are fearing for the club’s top-four chances – here is how they reacted to the incident… Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And once again at the end of the season we are the creators of our own demise. Every bloody time.— Lee (@leetb77) May 4, 2019 The refs been looking to send someone off since the kick off— George (@Gegopenshaw) May 4, 2019 1 REVEALED BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forfeit the match— Georgia (@georgiapearl21) May 4, 2019 Tottenham fans were in despair after Heung-Min Son was shown a red card at Bournemouth on Saturday.The South Korea forward was given his marching orders, for the first time as a Spurs player, by referee Craig Pawson on 43 minutes after shoving Jefferson Lerma to the ground. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Suspended now for Everton….6th place here we come…— Vincent Fehin (@fabvinny72) May 4, 2019 gameday cracker Perfect. Just gotta go 1-0 down now and it’ll be a perfect game— M@ (@Eriksxn_23) May 4, 2019 Half Time thoughts – Spurs could be 3-0 up.– Heung-Min Son deserved to be off. – Spurs lucky to have not gone down to 10 earlier on with Dier. – Spurs lucky to have not given away a penalty. – Travers has been outstanding.– Pochettino needs to bring Llorente on for hold up— F (@Futbolized) May 4, 2019 Heung-min Son will miss the Everton game next weekend tense
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With a $14 price tag (and for a family that doesn’t tend to drink soda), the value is lost on us, but what about the rest of you?Photos: Christina HarrisonDo you think either of these items is worth the upcharge? Let us know in the comments. Share This!It’s summer, and so hydration is important. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there’s two collectible drink vessels available for purchase, if you want to have fun with your drinks.The first is a new addition–the Lion King collectible sipper.This sipper is $10.99 and is available at drink locations around Animal Kingdom.The second is, in my view, a much more practical item for kids–the Animal Kingdom Canteen.