Sankar named captain of Georgetown U-15 team

first_img… Deonarain is vice-captain YOUTH batsman Stephon Sankar was named captain of the Georgetown squad ahead of the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-Association Under-15 competition.Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Territorial Developmental Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart confirmed that matches for the tourney will bowl off from Monday, February 3, 2020.The squad was picked following the end of the U-15 trials held at the Bourda ground a few days ago, where Sankar’s XI battled Gabriel’s XI. Following the match the team was selected with Sankar, one of the stars of the practice game with the bat, named captain and all-rounder Romeo Deonarain appointed his deputy.The opening round will feature West Demerara versus Georgetown at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground while East Bank Demerara tackle the youths from East Coast Demerara at the Lusignan ground.In the second round, which bowls off on Wednesday February 5, 2020 East Coast Demerara will play Georgetown at Lusignan. Action then returns to Everest ground where West Demerara square off against East Bank.In the third and final round set for Friday February 7, East Bank will play Georgetown at Everest, while East Coast Demerara challenge the West Demerara boys at Lusignan.All matches are set to bowl off at 09:00hrs daily.The Georgetown U-15 squad reads:Stephon Sankar (captain), John Persaud, Romeo Deonarain (vice-captain), Riyad Latif, Silo Adams, Gabriel Rookham, Malicai Hopkinson, Ryan Latif, Jayden Dowlin, Temal Ramsamooj, Joshua Walcott, Wavell Allen, Dave Mohabir, Prem Kumar Permaul, Jonathan Vanlangelast_img read more

Shafer praises Wake Forest wide receiver Campanaro

first_imgSince his sophomore season, Michael Campanaro has been one of the most productive weapons in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He notched a career-best 833 receiving yards in 2011 and could surpass that mark Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome — he has 792 so far this year.During the teleconference, Shafer had lofty praise for the Wake Forest wide receiver.“He reminds me of Wes Welker,” Shafer said.Campanaro has hauled in 65 balls and tallied 100 receiving yards three times this year, including a 177-yard day against Louisiana-Monroe in September. Against the Orange in 2011, Campanaro had 79 yards through the air.What sets him apart, Shafer said, are many of the same attributes that separate the Denver Broncos wide receiver from other wideouts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s good at finding the windows,” Shafer said, “and the combination of his ability to just slide in pockets.”At 5 feet, 11 inches and 190 pounds, Campanaro is built similarly to the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Welker.At Texas Tech, Welker had bigger junior and senior campaigns — he topped 1,000 yards in each — but Campanaro has been more consistent through his four years.Paired with quarterback Tanner Price’s ability to hit those spots, Campanaro can “make some really good plays,” Shafer said. In the Demon Deacons’ win over Maryland on Saturday, Campanaro became WFU’s all-time receptions leader with 217.“He’s just got great anticipation for where the windows are going to be,” Shafer said. “He’s got really good route-running technique and ability and he’s really good with his body control.“He’s a very good football player and we’ll have our hands full.” Comments Published on October 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bleach with some final words of advice

first_imgHall of Fame columnist, Badger alum and occasional University of Wisconsin professor Len Shapiro utilizes a rolodex of maxims when teaching his sports journalism course, and in my final column for the Badger Herald, one in particular comes to mind.“You will be rewarded for showing up.”Now, Shapiro was making the point that a good journalist will always make the extra phone call, drive 50 minutes to see the high school game and in general just not take the easy way out. Good solid advice for any career, really.But it might apply to Wisconsin students even more prominently.As any good SOAR leader will tell you, this university and city has just about anything that an incoming freshman would like to try. We have three revenue sports at the top of their game, a plethora of clubs for all interests and, yes, two daily student newspapers.**Mandatory pitch on behalf of the BH: This place really is awesome. I am trying to avoid the heartfelt farewell column that you, the reader, don’t really care about. But seriously, if you have any interest in writing, expressing your opinion or just generally pissing people off, come to the Herald. You will not regret it. I love you guys.All you have to do is show up. Several examples from this year alone prove it.For the Ohio State football game, tickets were being sold online for $300-$400. It was enough to pay for a student’s entire season ticket package.Theoretically, I can understand the temptation to cash in one game to pay for the rest.Practically, those who sold their OSU tickets are abject morons.From the very first kickoff – bless you David Gilreath, you finally brought one back – to the rushing of the field, it was the most exciting UW sporting event since … well … ever. No one in attendance will ever be a part of 80,000 people simultaneously enjoying that same level of euphoria ever again.Unless you are one of the vultures buying tickets solely to sell them – dare I make a “Worst People On Campus Joke Here”? – what was the point of buying season tickets if not hoping for just a chance to be a part of a moment like that.And all you had to do was show up.For basketball, the story repeated itself. The No. 1 undefeated Buckeyes came to town, and scalping prices skyrocketed. For those who missed the game, all Jordan Taylor did was submit THE greatest performance of a Badger basketball player ever. And I mean ever-ever.If there is anything to learn from Ohio State besides the jersey-to-tattoo monetary scale, it is just come to the damn game. In 10 years I will still remember taking down No. 1 Ohio State twice. I wonder if the scalpers will remember the cheap beer they bought with their haul?The tour guide speeches of limitless opportunity don’t lie when it comes to Wisconsin. Be it snow days, protests, the Terrace or a good old-fashioned ass-whupping of Ohio State, Madison provides memories that created the phrase the “good ‘ol days.”Just make sure you are there to see it.Michael is graduating with a degree in journalism and history. For those who still are curious about the View From The Bleachers, check out his new home at For your favorite memories of Madison, email Michael at or follow him on twitter @michaelbleach.Thanks for reading over three years.last_img read more