Police offices cited for ‘community relations’

first_imgThe Aklan Police Provincial Office bagged the same accolade in the provincial police office category. “Our regional director (Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan) acknowledges the performance of every police office and the performance of our personnel,” said Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 6. Police Captain Peter John Pisuena of the Jamindan Municipal Police Station was feted as Outstanding Junior Police Commissioned Officer of the Year. On the other hand, Police Executive Master Sergeant Donna Asmod of the Capiz Police Provincial Office was recognized as Outstanding PCR Junior Police Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year while Rennie Baticos was the Outstanding Non-Uniformed Personnel. Various police offices conducted bloodletting, gift-giving and poster-making, among many other activities and programs to improve their relations with the communities they serve./PN ILOILO City – The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) was adjudged “City Police Office of the Year for Police Community Relations” (PCR) during the 25th PCR Month celebration held at the Madia-as Hall of Camp Delgado here. In the municipal police office category, the San Jose Municipal Police Station in Antique earned the citation. Several police officers were also given recognition. Police Lieutenant Eduardo Corpuz of the Victorias City Police Station was hailed as Outstanding PCR Senior Police Commissioned Officer of the Year.last_img read more

Johnny DeYoung Jr. wins at Crystal

first_imgCRYSTAL, Mich. (June 13) – Johnny DeYoung Jr. pulled off the win over A.J. Ward in Saturday’s All-Star Performance IMCA Modified feature at Crystal Motor Speedway.The win was dedicated in remembrance of John DeYoung Sr., the patriarch of the DeYoung racing family, who passed away last week.Chance Hoppes was second, followed by Joe Fowler.One hundred and forty-five cars were entered on CMS Internet Night at Crystal.last_img

Familiar faces in winner’s circle at RPM Speedway

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (Aug. 27) – It was all familiar faces in the winner’s circle at RPM Speedway Saturday evening.In the Gib’s Auto Supply IMCA Modified feature, Jimmy Reeves jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap event but gave way to Jesse Richter on lap three. Richter and Reeves were back and forth up front as Corey Lagroon made up ground at the top of the track and took the lead on lap 14.Clay Money dove under Lagroon in turn four coming to the white flag and held on for his second RPM Speedway win this year in the caution-free race. Kyle Rohleder finished third behind Lagroon.The 20-lap Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature got off to a rough start as there was an eight car tangle on the opening lap, eliminating four cars.  On the restart, Kevin Wagoner took the lead but was passed by Kyle Pfeifer on lap four.After a lap 10 restart, Jason Rogers took the lead from Pfeifer and would not look back the remaining distance and drove on to his third win of the year at Hays. Jason Schoenberger and Aaron Gray were second and third, respectively.Adam Weber took the lead at the drop of the green in the Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMod main event but was passed by Daniel Gottschalk after a lap four restart. Gottschalk drove on to his 30th feature win of the season and his fourth at RPM Speedway.  Trenton Kleweno finished second with Blaine Walt third.The 20-lap Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Cody Graham take the early lead. After a lap 12 caution, Eric Cross drove past Graham and made his way to victory lane for the second time this season.  Graham held on to the runner-up spot, followed by Robert Leonard.Richard Crow made it two in a row in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact feature.  Crow took the lead on lap five of the 12-lap race from Kirk Pfannenstiel.  Billy Turner raced his way to second, followed by Art Herzog.Nex-Tech was the evening’s race sponsor. Racing action returns to RPM Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 17 for championship night.  Race time is 7 p.m.last_img read more

ESM, J-D boys soccer pick up early-season league wins

first_imgOf course, ESM’s main neighborhood rival in the SCAC Empire division is Jamesville-DeWitt, whom the Spartans face this Thursday night, and who opened its season last Thursday by going to Cortland and battling past the Purple Tigers 1-0.The Red Rams got all it needed when Zach McBennett scored off a feed from Aiden Scott. Then J-D’s defense did the rest, protecting the net and seeing Matt Gera stop all seven Cortland shots he faced.It wasn’t until Friday night that CBA saw its first action of 2019, taking on New Hartford in the Cicero-North Syracuse Optimist Tournament and pulling out a 2-1 decision over the Spartans thanks to goals by Jack Harrigan and Andrew Kohlbrenner. Ben Vlassis got credit for an assist.Yet that success did not carry over into Saturday’s game against Marcellus, who had defeated C-NS the day before and now blanked the Brothers 2-0. None of CBA’s 10 shots got past Marcellus goalkeeper Chris Gangemi.Manlius-Pebble Hill, still under the guidance of coaching legend Don Ridall, began its season with a strong all-around effort last Tuesday against Jordan-Elbridge as it blanked the Eagles 3-0.Taking 20 shots overall, the Trojans saw Simon Houck convert twice and Gopal Neopaney add a goal, with Brendan O’Malley and Jack Hogan earning assists. Ezra Hanlin stopped all seven J-E shots he faced.Bishop Grimes opened its season against that same PSLA-Fowler side and lost, 6-1, to the Falcons, with Byam Mugushu’s goal allowing the Cobras to break up a possible shutout.It was much closer last Tuesday night, but Grimes still lost, 3-2, to Bishop Ludden, with Mugushu scoring twice, only to get topped by the three-goal hat trick by the Gaelic Knights’ Michael Gaughan . In defeat, Matt Tarby made eight saves. Sean Belcher, one of Section III’s top returning scorers, converted along with Zach Shufelt in the first half, powering the Spartans to a 2-0 advantage. Ridwan Sirit scored in the second half to inch PSLA-Fowler within one, but ESM held on, helped by seven saves from goalkeeper Almedin Smajic.Resting until September, ESM began a new month by going to Auburn and flattening the Maroons 9-0, displaying the sort of scoring balance often missing when Belcher took over at times last fall.Only Todd Durantini scored twice, with Belcher and Casey Hinton each earning one goal and one assist. Ryan Ladd, Aiden Tedesco, Jim Ferns, Max Neuman and Christian Moon each chimed in with goals as Jake Longo, Matt Kenney, Jordan Sanson and Spencer Caramanna got one assist apiece. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop Grimesboys soccerCBAESMJ-DMPH Scattered throughout the last days of August and first days of September, area high school boys soccer teams began their 2019 seasons, each of them sporting plenty of ambition.East Syracuse Minoa spent the entire offseason burning to start again after a 2018 season where it gained the top seed  in the Section III Class A playoffs, only to fall to Christian Brothers Academy in the semifinals.A big test came right away on Aug. 28 when the Spartans hosted PSLA-Fowler, and with a quick early scoring burst, ESM did enough to defeat the Falcons 2-1.last_img read more

Seniors will be honored for last time

first_imgWhen the final whistle blows Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field, five USC women’s soccer players will jog across the field, applaud the fans and sign autographs one last time.No. 9 USC (11-4, 3-1 Pac-10) hosts Oregon State on Friday at 3 p.m. and Oregon on Sunday at 1 p.m. in what is the last homestand for the Women of Troy this season.Road’s end · Redshirt senior defender Meagan Holmes, who has played at USC for five years, will play her final games at McAlister Field. – Young Kim | Daily Trojan“It hasn’t really [sunk in yet]. The season’s gone by quicker than I could even imagine,” redshirt senior Meagan Holmes said.Holmes is more accurate in her statement than she might think. This is the earliest last home game for the Women of Troy in more than 12 years.“It’s crazy that the end is almost here. We only have three weeks of guaranteed play left,” redshirt senior Marihelen Tomer said. “It’s crazy how the last five years, never mind four years, goes by.”But the season isn’t over yet. After suffering a humbling 4-0 defeat to No. 1 Stanford last week that snapped the Women of Troy’s nine-game winning streak, USC bounced back to defeat Cal in overtime 3-2.The victory at Cal helped USC get back on track, especially since the Women of Troy had a two-goal lead in the second half. But the combined six goals that USC allowed in the second halves of both games last weekend concerned coach Ali Khosroshahin, and the Women of Troy know they have to improve in this area if they want to sweep their last homestand.“We need to be more consistent and trust each other. We really haven’t put together a solid two halves,” Tomer said. “I think we’ve put in some strong halves here and there, but putting together the full 90 and working hard and together is what we’re going to try to come out and do this weekend.”The Women of Troy also learned in the games last weekend that the team breaks down when verbal signals can’t be heard. While the football team has speakers to emulate crowd noise, the soccer team doesn’t have that luxury. So, the Women of Troy had silent scrimmages this weekend, where the only communication came from non-verbal signals.“We’ve noticed when we do give up goals it’s when we’re unable to hear each other,” Holmes said. “So we’ve been working on finding each other’s eyes and communicating without verbal language.”Holmes has had to work harder this year than most because of the youth of the team. Six starters are sophomores or freshman, including two on the backline. But three of the starters are graduating seniors who will be playing their last game on McAlister Field.Senior goalkeeper Kristen Olsen broke the USC all-time shutouts record two weeks ago by notching her 26th shutout of her career. She’s started all but one game for the Women of Troy this year and became just the third player in conference history to notch back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week Honors.Tomer has started every game in the midfield for USC and is fourth on the team in points. And lastly, the former All-American Holmes missed the first part of the season with a knee injury, but she returned a few weeks ago to anchor a young backline that was in need of some veteran leadership.“She has so much experience, so much composure. She’s had a real calming effect on the team,” Khosroshahin said. “She does her job whether she’s hurt, healthy, sick. You know what she’s going to do, and you can say that for the entire group.”The other two seniors that will be honored on Senior Day will be midfielder Jamie Petrossi and backup goalkeeper Brittany Massro. Those two, combined with the three starters, have made a lasting impression of the entire team.“They’ve set an unbelievable precedent for behavior in and out of the classroom and on the training grounds,” Khosroshahin said. “They’ve done an enormous job ensuring discipline is the cornerstone of everything we do and they’ve made some very difficult decisions over the past year to make certain the program’s going to be moving in the right direction after they’re gone.“It’s up to the rest of us to make certain we send them off on a high note this weekend,” Khosroshahin said.last_img read more

Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu out indefinitely following surgery to repair torn retina

first_imgUPDATED: Dec. 17, 2016 at 3:29 p.m.Paschal Chukwu missed Syracuse’s game against Georgetown after undergoing surgery to repair a torn retina in his right eye. After Syracuse’s 78-71 loss to Georgetown, Jim Boeheim said Chukwu will be sidelined for “definitely a long time.”Against Holy Cross on Nov. 15, an errant pass from Syracuse point guard John Gillon hit Chukwu in the eye and the center wore sport goggles against Monmouth three days later as a preventative measure.The 7-foot-2 Chukwu has played in seven games this season, averaging 1.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Jim Boeheim has repeatedly stressed that the Providence transfer is a work in progress, especially on offense, but his ability to alter shots is what has earned him playing time in his first year eligible for the Orange.After a scoreless seven minutes against Wisconsin on Nov. 29, Chukwu didn’t play against North Florida or Connecticut. He returned to the rotation against Boston University last Saturday, scoring four points, grabbing three rebounds and blocking three shots in SU’s 99-77 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will honor the late Syracuse great Pearl Washington during Saturday’s game against the Hoyas, with Washington’s fiancée, mother and a handful of former teammates in attendance. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 10:50 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

All-around effort propels Syracuse 7-0 against North Carolina State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu When Syracuse plays left-handed hitters with a tendency to hit to the opposite field, it rotates its outfielders to account for Bryce Holmgren’s lack of speed. The switch puts Alicia Hansen in left field, who is quicker and better suited to run down balls down the line or in the gap, head coach Mike Bosch said last week.In the top of the sixth inning on Sunday, Holmgren proved the swap may not be necessary. When North Carolina State’s Jade Caraway lined the ball down the left field line in foul territory, it looked as if Holmgren had no chance to reach it. Rather, the junior sprinted from her spot and past the foul line before laying out, her body parallel to the ground, to make an unbelievable diving catch. Hansen, who was in center, ran over to Holmgren as she got up to congratulate her.“I was smiling when the ball was hit,” Hansen said. “I knew it was foul, and no harm could come from it. I was like ‘lay out! lay out!’ And she did.”Holmgren’s diving effort topped off an all-around day for the Orange, led by another dominant performance from Alexa Romero in the circle. Romero’s one-hit, 11-strikeout day helped Syracuse (26-18, 8-11 Atlantic Coast) complete the three-game sweep over North Carolina State (22-25, 5-15 ACC), 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at Skytop Softball Stadium. The win marks six-straight for SU, which officially clinched its spot in the ACC Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, starting May 9.After scoring five runs combined in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Wolfpack, SU’s offense came out scorching hot. Hansen led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run to right center field. With two outs and runners on first and second, Rachel Burkhardt singled to drive in Holmgren, and, after a throwing error by right fielder Angie Rizzi, Gabby Teran came home. A batter later, Michala Maciolek drove in Burkhardt to give the Orange a four-run lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We looked at a little bit of film last night, things we could do a little better, some counts we could be more aggressive in,” Bosch said about SU’s big day at the plate. “When you see a pitching staff a second or third day, you’re going to have some better swings. That’s what you saw.”The Orange’s strong hitting performance was equaled by Romero’s pitching. Coming off a career-high 16 strikeouts in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Romero struck out five of her first six batters. The only hit the sophomore allowed came in the top of the third, when N.C. State’s Cheyenne Balzer drilled the ball into Romero’s thigh before it traveled into the outfield. After a brief stoppage, Romero continued. Her thigh “didn’t hurt at all,” she said after the game.Immediately after the incident, Romero threw two wild pitches, allowing Balzer to advance to third with two outs. A batter later, she returned to her usual self with an inning-ending strikeout. From innings four to six, Romero retired nine straight, including four strikeouts. She narrowly missed her third consecutive complete game, as Miranda Hearn relieved Romero in the seventh inning.“I struggled a little bit in the Notre Dame series, I had to turn myself around,” Romero said about her recent stretch of dominance. “This past week and weekend was a good turnaround for me. I feel better about everything mentally, emotionally and physically.”Sunday marked Romero’s third consecutive and 11th overall game with double-digit strikeouts, as well as her fifth start with no walks this season. Romero’s 246 strikeouts on the year are 63 more than any other ACC pitcher, while she sits a thousandth of a point behind Florida State’s Kylee Hanson for the conference’s lowest opponent batting average (.142).In the fifth, Andrea Bombace came off the bench and cranked a solo home run, Syracuse’s third of the game, to give the home team its seventh and final run of the game. After hitting just two home runs in its first 30 games this season, SU has exploded for 10 in its last 14 games. Much of the team’s recent power surge comes from playing at home, Bosch said.“Whether it was the catch in left field, Alexa striking people out or pinch-hit home runs, everybody did what they could,” Bosch said. “When you put those things together, you get team victories.” Commentslast_img read more

Second Avenue Bridge to Have Upcoming Closures

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThis Saturday, Second Avenue Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians and cars due to the ongoing maintenance work. Drivers are asked to plan ahead of time.Detour directions will be in place to reroute traffic. All local businesses will remain open and can be accessed through detour routes.The closure is the first phase of a two-phase closure. The bridge will be closed this Saturday until Friday May 5th.The bridge will be open to traffic on May 6th, until Sunday, May 14th. The bridge will then shut down again on May 15th until May 26th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Road Closures, Second Avenue BridgeContinue ReadingPrevious Family to Raise Scholarships ‘Sam’s Gift’ for Local Students in Honor of Alpena Girl Tragically KilledNext Historical Evergreen Gate Torn Downlast_img read more

Suarez saga resolved, says Rodgers

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is satisfied with how the situation with Luis Suarez has been resolved.The Uruguay international returned to training with the first-team on Friday having been exiled for more than a week after criticising the Reds boss, who said his attitude and performances had not been up to standard.Suarez claimed the club had reneged on a deal agreed last summer to allow him to leave if a Champions League club came in for him, with Arsenal having had two bids for him rejected.“I am satisfied with how everything has been resolved and we as a club are looking to the future,” said Rodgers, who refused to confirm whether the player had apologised as he said he would have to in order to be reintegrated.“There is nothing to be said there. I won’t be saying anything on Luis Suarez and that is only purely out of respect for the (other) players.”Suarez is still suspended for a further six matches for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April, but he was at Anfield to see his side win 1-0 against Stoke. His pre-match walk around the pitch’s perimeter brought muted applause and not the rapturous welcome he had received when he played in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial a fortnight ago at Anfield.“He is a part of our team and club and the supporters are a class act here,” said Rodgers.Rodgers had earlier described Suarez as “back…smiling and happy” in his pre-match interview with BT Sport.Suarez went public with his grievances last week after a second bid of £40,000,001 by Arsenal, which they thought should have triggered his departure, was rejected by the Merseysiders.Liverpool have always maintained there was no release clause as such, only a requirement to notify the player and begin negotiations should they wish. Suarez seemed much happier before Saturday’s game however, carrying daughter Delfina around the edge of the pitch to a ripple of applause from the smattering of fans assembled inside the ground an hour before kick-off.He even stopped to shake hands with former referee Mark Halsey at pitchside before disappearing down the tunnel, emerging less than 10 minutes later to make the walk back to the executive boxes in the Centenary Stand on the opposite side of the ground.last_img read more

Southland Contingent Competes at NCAA Championships

first_imgOn the women’s side, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Allyson Girard posted a time of 21:48.2 and finished 191st. Final Results A year after finishing third on the national stage, the Colorado women claimed the team title with 60 points, followed by reigning champion New Mexico (103) and Pac-12 foe Oregon (160). The Buffs’ Dani Jones earned the top finish with a time of 19:42.8. The Northern Arizona men successfully defending its national title with 83 team points, while host Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald took the individual crown with a time of 29:08.3. BYU (116) and Portland (160) joined NAU on the podium.center_img He finished 75th with a time of 30:26.4, the best finish and time by a Southland representative since 2012, when McNeese’s David Rooney took seventh with a time of 29:21.3. Fellow Cardinal Jordan Rowe clocked in at 30:57.5, good enough for 134th. MADISON, Wisc. – Battling arctic conditions in the Badger state, Lamar senior Jamie Crowe posted the top finish among three Southland Conference runners that participated in Saturday’s 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at Wisconsin’s Zimmer Championship Course.last_img read more