SANDY HOOK – It’s back home to Fort Hancock for a couple of local environmental organizations displaced by Super Storm Sandy.Clean Ocean Action and the American Littoral Society, which had to forsake their permanent longtime location in the former Army installation because of the late October storm, were able to return recently.“It’s nice to be back in a natural area,” said Lindsay McNamara, Clean Ocean Action’s program and communications associate, as she and her colleagues returned to Building 18 on Officer’s Row at the far end of Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook.The staffs of Clean Ocean Action and American Littoral Society settle back into their offices at Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook after being displaced by Super Storm Sandy.Clean Ocean Action and the American Littoral Society, another environmental group, were forced to leave the site as Sandy caused considerable damage at Sandy Hook and the National Park Service officials closed the park to the public.The building where the organization’s offices are located, however, survived the storm in fine shape. “No damage – not even water in the basement,” McNamara said.But, due to the damage to the park’s infrastructure, they were forced to relocate, she said.The park’s roadway, electrical, water and sewer systems were damaged and not operational. Since about two weeks after the storm until March 29, Clean Ocean Action was operating out of office space generously provided by Jersey Printing on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. Employees, who are accustomed to working out of the more than a century-old, three-story structure in the picturesque, natural setting at the park, were using two rooms, both wide open spaces.“There were definitely struggles and frustrations,” in the arrangement, said Tavia Danch, project manager, who has been with the organization for five years.Workers found themselves having to make their way back to their offices at Fort Hancock to get information or items needed for the various projects Clean Ocean Action were undertaking, among other obstacles, Danch said.“We kind of came to enjoy everybody in two large rooms,” said Mary-Beth Thompson, operations director.“There were nice things to being in Atlantic Highlands – civilization being one of them,” Danch said. She noted it made for a nice change from the somewhat distant fort location to be able to walk around a downtown area, to go out for lunch.“It was nice to be in a little neighborhood,” McNamara said.But, following the storm, “in terms of being more hands-on, to get to the communities, to get to support them and deal with some of their needs, it actually was beneficial for us to be out in Atlantic Highlands for those initial months,” said Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action’s executive director.But now, “It’s great to be back,” she said.Especially now that the weather is warming up, the others observed.“It gives me inspiration to get outside and take advantage of the park,” Thompson said.The American Littoral Society wound up operating out of medical office space on Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, that was made available by one of its board members, said Eileen Kennedy, the society’s deputy director. The arrangement worked well for the society’s handful of employees.“But everybody is happy to be back,” she said. “It’s especially nice to come back with spring. Winters can be brutal out here.” Clean Ocean Action, established in 1984, located to the Sandy Hook site in 1987, according to Thompson.The Littoral Society has been at Sandy Hook since 1961, and set up shop in Building 18 during the mid-1980s, Kennedy said.
The Nelson U16 Selects girls picked up where they left off in July and captured gold at the annual Little Bear Tournament in Revelstoke over the weekend.The U16s — who captured the Provincial B Cup Championship in Penticton in early summer — went 3-0-1 in the first tournament since the summer break to secure the top spot.“Our entire line-up played very well, it was enjoyable to watch,” says U16 Selects head coach Paul Burkart.“What made this title particularly impressive is that we were playing in the U18 division so most of the teams were older than us. That didn’t stop our girls as they were in control with their ball movement and played really solid defence all weekend and showed once again that they are champions.”The tournament started on Saturday morning with a contest against the Calgary Villains U16 squad. Two minutes into the game, Nelson midfielder Emily Taylor shot a laser into the top corner for the 1-0 lead. The game was evenly played for the rest of the first half.Twelve minutes into the second half, Maya Ida took a nice through pass from Taylor and deposited it into the Calgary goal for a 2-0 lead. Four minutes after that Nelson mid-fielder Shianne Michalchuk picked up a loose ball in front and dangled her way past a couple of Villain defenders making the score 3-0. Calgary got one back late in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Nelson started the tournament with a 3-1 win.In a hard fought second game against the Airdire FC U17 team produced a 1-1 draw which the Alberta club was lucky to escape with. Lucy Fox scored the lone goal for Nelson. “It’s always a concern after a few weeks off for summer break that the girls would come out flat,” says Burkart.“Although we started a little flat against the Calgary squad, the girls picked it up in the second game against a very strong team from Airdrie. We played very well, controlled the majority of the play and created a lot of scoring opportunities but had a hard time finishing. We were a bit disappointed not picking up a win in this one.”Sunday morning, the Selects faced a much bigger Cochrane Wolves U18 team, but again got off to a quick start when Shane Panko Dool took a nice pass from Fox and gave her team a 1-0 lead just over two minutes in.In a hard fought game, the Wolves came back to tie the game midway through the second, but Nelson quickly responded when Mattea Lorenzo pounced on a Jodi Surina rebound to give the Selects a 2-1 lead.Another fine pass from Fox, this time to Michalchuk gave the Selects a 3-1 advantage. A huge diving save late in the game by Nelson keeper Hanna Quinn preserved the second victory of the tournament.Needing to score three goals and win the final game to lock up the gold, the Selects were matched against rival Kootenay South U17s.In a spirited match, Nelson finally got on the board when Panko Dool scored off a header that was fed through by Surina. Three minutes after that, Ruby Seright was fouled in the box and Grace Dehnel was successful on the penalty kick to give Nelson the 2-0 lead heading into the half.Kootenay South scored early in the second half on a rebound and then tied the score 22 minutes into the half on a penalty kick to tie the score. But one minute after that, Taylor fired another shot over the Kootenay South keeper to regain the lead for Nelson. Michalchuk salted the game away late in the game to make the final 4-2.“Although the girls had two months off and looked a bit rusty at times, they played some real top notch soccer against very good, older girls,” says Burkart.“Their hard working, physical play is what won them the provincials and again won them gold this weekend.”The U16 Selects next action is this coming weekend when they take part in the annual Kootenay South Eye Of The Storm Tournament in Castlegar/Trail.
Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Embiid, Philadelphia’s leading scorer and rebounder, returned after missing the previous three games because of a sore lower back.“It wasn’t feeling the best but I really wanted to play tonight,” Embiid said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEmbiid had 14 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes, but the 76ers lost for the 18th time in 19 meetings with the Raptors.Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said he could tell Embiid, who got a technical foul late in the third, was frustrated at not being able to perform better. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Man United collapse allows City to go 13 points clear in EPL LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan high fives fans as he comes off court after scoring 29 points in his team’s 102-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA basketball game. APTORONTO — Joel Embiid’s return wasn’t enough to get the Philadelphia 76ers out of their recent rut.DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 102-86 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) for their 10th straight home victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “He wants to do so much more and he can’t,” Brown said. “He just hasn’t practiced or, recently, played. There was a rhythm and a fluid side of his game that he was searching for.”Dario Saric scored 17 points, Amir Johnson had 12 and Ben Simmons scored 10 for Philadelphia, which has lost five straight and nine of 10.Brown insisted his players haven’t been affected by the slump.“They understand the sky isn’t falling,” Brown said.Simmons echoed his coach’s assessment of the rotten run, which includes a triple-overtime loss against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “A rough few games,” Simmons said. “We just need to get back on track. Once we get that game under out belts, we’ll be fine. There’s no reason to panic.”Delon Wright matched his season high with 14 points while Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas each had 12 for the Raptors, who have won six straight overall and 12 of 13.Toronto is an NBA-best 12-1 at home and is 10-1 in December, second only to Golden State’s 10-0 mark this month.“I can see an air of confidence, especially here, and we’ve got to continue that,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Embiid took Philadelphia’s first six shots of the game. He scored eight points in the opening quarter, but Ibaka had 13 for the Raptors. The teams were tied at 27 after the first.Ther 76ers made five of 15 field-goal attempts in the second and committed 10 turnovers that led to 15 Toronto points. Lowry and Valanciunas each scored eight points in the second, and the Raptors led 55-46 at halftime.DeRozan scored 16 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 13-3 run, taking an 81-63 lead into the fourth.“You blink and they go whack, whack,” Brown said.
Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, M.D. (Scientist, Inventor, Medical Doctor and Activist)The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent No. 10,072,309 to Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan for his invention of a rapid multiplex pathogen diagnostic test that detects and identifies many infections in less than an hour.Nyan is a Liberian medical doctor and scientist with expertise in infectious diseases and developing simple diagnostic tests for hard-to-reach settings and the global healthcare community.This proprietary technology is applicable to developing pathogen diagnostic test kits for simultaneous detection and differentiation of multiple infectious such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, C, and E, West Nile virus, Ebola, Malaria, Dengue, Lassa and Yellow fever viruses, West Nile virus, Zika, and a variety of other infectious. The technology was published in Nature-Scientific Reports and the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.Accordingly, the Nyan-Test is capable of detecting at least 3-7 pathogens in less than an hour, thus enabling healthcare workers to identify infections and carry out specific treatment. The test is affordable, portable, cuts down detection time, and applicable to settings in the developing countries and vulnerable communities of the developed world. It can be used in early diagnosis, monitoring of the safety of blood products, and surveillance to prevent epidemics.Nyan, a Mano name for second boy in a family, has intimated that his “invention will be produced to serve suffering humanity and contribute to the global fight against infectious diseases.”His career in medicine and research spans over twenty-five years. He studied Zoology and Chemistry at the University of Liberia from where he was expelled by the military government of Samuel Doe in 1988 for his advocacy for democracy, press freedom, and human rights. He was arrested and imprisoned by the military government for his pro-democratic advocacy and later exiled and lived in Germany where he studied human medicine at the Charité Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin.He worked as scientist in infectious diseases at the US National Institutes of Health, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center, the US Food and Drug Administration and in the biotechnology industry.Dr. Nyan testified before the US Congress on September 17, 2014, during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He advocated for a sustained and coordinated support to the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. He requested the U.S. Government to send health experts and technical personnel to the affected region.He also advocated for the establishment of an African Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.In recognition of his invention, Dr. Nyan has received numerous awards and recognition including the prestigious 2017 African Innovation Award Special Prize for Social Impact, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Science and Medical Research form the Ward Fund, and the Science and Research Award from the Liberian Award.Nyan’s multiplex test was also recognized as one of Top 3 Innovations by the Africa 2017 Business Forum in Egypt and recently exhibited as one of Top 50 Innovations at the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.Nyan’s patented technology comes amid the rise of infectious diseases in vulnerable settings in Africa, Asia, and South America and disease re-emergence in neglected communities of the United States and other developed countries.The Nyan-Test projects to be life-saving and contribute to quality healthcare globally, while providing a multi-billion dollar investment opportunity to the global business community. Dr. Nyan’s biotech startup, Shufflex Biomed, is now raising funds to produce version 2.0 of the test and carry out field studies in Africa and South America.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Tottenham will rival neighbours Arsenal in the chase for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 18. (The Sun) Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, 21, has dealt a blow to Chelsea’s hopes of signing him by revealing heis an Arsenal fan. (Metro) Newcastle United’s board members say there is “no guarantee” that they will sign a striker in the January transfer window. (Newcastle Chronicle) Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, now at Turkish side Fenerbahce, is a target for Southampton in the January transfer window. (Daily Star) Lukas Podolski has hinted he may leave Arsenal. The 29-year-old German forward is frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities. (Daily Mirror) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Pochettino laughs off idea of selling key Tottenham defenderBlow for Liverpool and Arsenal? Bayern Munich chief hints at Reus moveTottenham set to launch January transfer window bid for ANOTHER Ajax starMonaco poised to beat Newcastle to Benfica midfield aceTorres return to Atletico Madrid ruled out by SimeoneTottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United in fight for Bayern attackerBlow for Burnley as Belgian midfielder rejects Clarets switchExclusive – Liverpool should have replaced Suarez with Falcao, claims MatteoStuttgart manager admits he may be forced to sell Chelsea and Tottenham target
0Shares0000That’s better: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrates after the 3-0 win over Sampdoria © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Apr 16 – Juventus galloped towards a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose dwindling championship ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.The title could be tied up by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head-to-head in a top of the table clash in Turin. Juventus would have to win on Wednesday at Crotone and Napoli lose at home against Udinese, while the champions would also have to win next Sunday’s game for the title to be decided.“Napoli are having a sensational campaign, they are still right up there and I think the next two games could be almost decisive for the Scudetto,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We are absolutely not favourites for the Scudetto. I want to thank everyone today, because it’s not easy to win like this after such a draining experience as the Champions League.”Juventus showed they had put their midweek Champions League defeat to Real Madrid behind them as they were greeted with a banner “Proud of You” and applause for captain Gianluigi Buffon who was sent off in Madrid.Brazilian Douglas Costa was the architect of the victory coming off the bench in place of the injured Miralem Pjanic to set up all three goals.Costa crossed for Mario Mandzukic who volleyed under the bar just before the break, and dinked another for Benedikt Howedes whose diving header found the mark on the hour mark.The Brazilian then set-up Sami Khedira for the third with 15 minutes to go, with Buffon denying Duvan Zapata a late consolation goal for Sampdoria.“Douglas Costa was meant to come on, not quite that early, but it was part of the plan,” said Allegri.“We played with focus, calm and intelligence. Then Pjanic did the rest! He just had a thigh twinge and it was best to come off.”Juventus now have have 84 points from 32 games, six ahead of second-placed Napoli with six games to go.– Donnarumma denies Napoli –No way through: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma frustrates Napoli © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAA Gianluigi Donnarumma wonder save in added-on time denied Napoli a last-gasp victory in the San Siro.The 19-year-old Italian — who became the youngest player to reach 100 Serie A appearances on Sunday — dived to keep out substitute Arkadiusz Milik’s goal-bound effort two minutes into added-on time as Napoli lost further ground on Juventus.Napoli — bidding for an elusive third title after those won in 1987 and 1990 — now have 78 points from 32 games.“We don’t care what Juventus do,” said Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri after a third draw in their past five games.“We are on our journey, the team did well and if we had played this performance with this result in the first half of the season, we would have been praised for it.“Aside from a couple of crosses, we allowed Milan absolutely nothing.”AC Milan remain sixth and within the Europa League places but look too far behind for the Champions League.“As long as we’re still mathematically in contention, we believe. But there’s a lot of points between us and fourth place,” said Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.Roma and Lazio are in third and fourth place respectively on 61 points after playing out a goalless Roman derby in the Stadio Olimpico.Inter Milan missed the chance to pull ahead of both teams and back into the Champions League places with a goalless draw at Atalanta, leaving Luciano Spalletti’s side a point behind in fifth.The bitter Roman rivals both showed signs of fatigue after their varying European fortunes midweek.Roma — who shocked Barcelona to advance to the Champions League semi-finals — had more chances with Bruno Peres hitting the post before the break and an Edin Dzeko header hit the crossbar in added-time.Lazio — dumped out of the Europa League — held on despite being down to ten men after Stefan Radu was sent off for the final ten minutes.Meanwhile, rock-bottom Benevento earned their first away point with a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo, thanks to a double from Malian striker Cheick Diabate who has scored seven goals in six matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The English sweep on the football field comes, ironically, as the United Kingdom wrestles with Brexit, the painful and protracted withdrawal from the European Union.Only twice before in European football — the 1972 UEFA Cup and 2008 Champions League — had two English teams contested a final.But now two will take place in the space of four days as Arsenal and Chelsea square off in a London derby, 4,500 km (2,800 miles) from home, in Baku on May 29 before Liverpool and Tottenham clash in Madrid on June 1.“A full English,” ran the headline on the back of British newspaper the Daily Mirror, while Spanish sports daily AS said: “Football does not know about Brexit.”Liverpool, last year’s runners-up to Real Madrid, ended Spain’s five-year grip on the continent’s top club prize as they shocked Lionel Messi and Barcelona with a stunning 4-0 win at Anfield to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit.Tottenham drew inspiration from the Reds to also come back from a 3-0 aggregate deficit as Ajax led 2-0 on the night in Amsterdam before Lucas Moura’s second half hat-trick sent Spurs into their first Champions League final.“We enjoyed a lot watching the tie against Barcelona. They are heroes too and, of course, it is going to be an amazing final between two English teams that for sure we are going to enjoy,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.Premier League clubs accumulated revenues of £4.8 billion ($6.2 billion) last season, largely thanks to £2.4 billion in television revenue, and have spent over £1 billion on transfer fees in each of the past three summer windows.Yet, despite bringing in billions from around the globe, English clubs have been out-thought and out-played at Champions League level over the past decade.However, the Premier League now have the world’s best managers to go with the best players.Jurgen Klopp is in his fourth season at Liverpool and Pochettino near the end of season five at Spurs.Arsenal’s Unai Emery is a Europa League specialist having won the competition three times before at Sevilla and despite being questioned during his first season at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri is still coveted for jobs in Serie A should he wish to return to Italy.“An English lesson,” wrote Italian sports paper Gazzetta dello Sport. “The money flowing and the best coaches: that’s how the Premier League takes it all.” – Top level –Christian Eriksen said Lucas Moura deserved a statue after his hat-trick floored Ajax © AFP/File / Adrian DENNIS“Here the level is very high. To get to the final in the League Cup we beat Liverpool and Tottenham who are in the Champions League final, and in the final we played against the best team in Europe in my opinion, Man City,” said Sarri.“At the moment the Premier League is the best championship in Europe and as a consequence, in the world.”Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League semi-final, while a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick took the Gunners to a 4-2 win over Valencia for a 7-3 aggregate.Valencia’s defeat ended Spanish participation in both competitions and a run that had seen La Liga sides win nine of the past 10 combined Champions League and Europa League titles.“It does not surprise me to see the English clubs,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, who led the Spanish giants to three consecutive Champions League titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018.“The coaches who are in charge of these teams bring something new, their know-how, which is different.”Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich have dominated at home in recent years, but no club has retained the Premier League title since 2009.The constant grind of England’s top six vying every season for just four Champions League places allows nobody to rest on their laurels, on the pitch or off it in the recruitment process.“The English have the most money and are now spending it sensibly,” said German newspaper Zeit Online.“Ten years ago, it started to go downhill, but now, at the very moment they want to leave the EU, they are back.”However, the English revival has not pleased everyone and may only embolden plans to radically change the format of the Champions League from 2024 to avoid prolonged Premier League domination.“The Premier League has the most money, and when four English teams are in the finals, it is not good for football,” said Bayer Leverkusen coach and former Ajax boss Peter Bosz.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as Liverpool stunned Barcelona to return to the Champions League final © AFP/File / Paul ELLISParis, France, May 10 – The Premier League has marked its return to prominence on the European stage as stunning Champions League comebacks from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur to make the final was followed by Arsenal and Chelsea booking their place in the Europa League final. For the first time ever all four finalists will come from the same country, prompting concerns on the continent over the Premier League’s wealth and status thanks to huge television rights deals.
The squad of 2014DONEGAL Ladies U14s took to the field at St Mary’s in Convoy on Saturday, most making their competitive debut for their county.And for most of the game against Antrim it looked like it could be a winning debut.But it wasn’t to be. Donegal led 2-07 to 2-04 at half-time but would later rue many missed opportunities in the first half when Antrim scored goals late on to win 5-09 to 2-10.Next Sunday it’s a trip to Down for the girls. LGFA NEWS: PICTURE SPECIAL AS DONEGAL U14s MAKE DEBUT was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:AntrimconvoydonegalLadiesLGFAU14’s
PALMDALE – Holiday music and a one-woman comedy show in which audience members get to help make a Nativity scene will be part of the Palmdale Playhouse’s programs in December. Maripat Donavon will perform “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” on a stage decorated like a Catholic school classroom before Christmas. Choirs from local churches and schools will sing carols during the performance in which people will be recruited from the audience to dress up as shepherds and wise men and then search for the missing gold. “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1-11 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $25 for students, senior citizens and military personnel and $30 for others. The dance company studies and performs ballet, modern dance, tap and jazz. A nonperformance beginning-ballet class and a more advanced class are offered for dancers from age 7 through adult years. Jazz and tap students must be at least 12 years old. The choirs sing a variety of music – original compositions, popular standards, children’s songs, madrigals, gospel, jazz and show tunes. Children ages 8 through 12 are in the youth choir and older singers in the community choir. Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Playhouse. Admission is free. For tickets or other information, call the Playhouse at (661) 267-5684. 160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company will perform “The Snow Queen,” variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jazz pieces to the recorded music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets are $8 for students, senior citizens and military personnel and $10 for others. The Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform Bach selections and holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets are $8 for students, senior citizens and military personnel; $10 for others. The Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs will perform holiday songs at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $8 for students, senior citizens and military personnel; $10 for others. The orchestras, choirs and dance company are part of the Palmdale Playhouse Visual and Performing Arts Programs. The orchestras offer a performance outlet for local musicians. New this season is the beginning-strings orchestra for young musicians.
Watch Live PDF Box Score Drake has a fast turnaround with in-state rival Iowa State (1-0) coming to the Knapp Center Sunday for a 2 p.m. game. Sunday’s game is a “Blue Out” presented by Broadlawns Medical Center. The in-state contest will be streamed on ESPN+ and on Mediacom MC 22. Print Friendly Version The teams then traded baskets as the Jackrabbits tried to take the lead but they would only get as close as one point before Hittner and Rhine combined for nine-straight points to help pull away. Also big in the fourth quarter was sophomore Allie Wooldridge who converted a clutch three-point play. Iowa State 11/10/2019 – 2 PM Story Links HTML Box Score Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22/ESPN+ Photo Gallery Full Schedule Roster Hittner scored 18 points, including five consecutive points late in the fourth quarter when South Dakota State was within one point. Rhine finished with a game-high 25 points and added seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks. She scored eight key points in the final period. Rose handed out a career-high nine assists, had eight points and pulled down five rebounds. She scored six of Drake’s first 13 points, making two three-pointers. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team won its fifth-straight season opener with a 74-67 victory over South Dakota State Friday night at the Knapp Center. In the first quarter, Drake’s defense held South Dakota State to 30.2% from the field and forced eight Jackrabbits’ turnovers to lead 18-10. Paiton Burckhard and Myah Selland paced South Dakota State with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Drake newcomer Kierra Collier, who sat out last season after transferring from Washington, just missed double figures in her debut finishing with nine points to go with five assists. Drake (1-0) held off a resilient South Dakota State (0-1) squad coming off a 2019 Sweet 16 appearance and snapped a two-game losing streak to the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State got back into the game with a 21-13 third quarter, trimming Drake’s lead to two points with Tylee Irwin’s field goal at the 1:28 mark. Rhine though answered with a basket to lead by four heading into the final quarter. She made another at the start of the fourth and scored the team’s first five points in the final period. Next Game: After Drake led by as many as 15 points in the second period, South Dakota State drew within seven points with just over two minutes left. However, Drake closed the period on a 7-2 scoring run to lead 38-26 at halftime. The Bulldogs’ senior trio of Becca Hittner, Sara Rhine and Brenni Rose each stepped up in key situations to hold off South Dakota State, which nearly rallied from a double-digit deficit.