Stars enter women’s footy era

first_imgBy Russell Bennett The new era of women’s footy at the Garfield Football Club will have a distinctly family feel,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

It all comes down to this

first_imgBy Russell Bennett WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION PREVIEW – GRAND FINAL PHILLIP ISLAND v KOOWEERUP Grand Final – Saturday from 2.10pm at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

In Granddad’s footsteps

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Car saved by off-duty firey

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie A quick-thinking off duty firefighter managed to salvage a rare vintage car after it burst into flames…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Races – Day 3 preview and selections

first_imgGalway Races – George McDonagh’s Wednesday Selections3:00 No 10 Silver Concorde3:35 No 10 Sweet Cherry and No 11 Crystal Pearl4:10 No 8 Star Counsel and No 14 Seelight4:45 No 6 A Shin Kildare5:30 Galway Plate –  No 20 Killer Crow and No 10 First Lieutenant (both e/w)6:05 No 2 So Sensible and No 14 Serefell6:40 No 4 Aspen Mountain7:10 No 6 New Crossprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The Galway Plate at 5.30 is the highlight on day three of the Galway summer festival and Road To Riches, bidding to win the race for the second time, will attract massive attention. Looking forward to the big race is Denis Kirwan…last_img read more

Holmdel baseball looking for redemption this season

first_img The Holmdel High School baseball team narrowly missed qualifying for the NJSIAANorth Jersey 2 Group III playoffs last year, and coach Ed Reckage is intent on getting in this time around. The Hornets were sitting at .500 with two games remaining before the cutoff last year.Unfortunately,Holmdel dropped a pair of one-run decisions to Middletown North andManalapan, and failed to qualify for the tourney.Reckage’s teamended the campaign at 9-14. “We lost a lot of close games last season and it cost us,” the veteran coach said. “This year we really have to keep our focus as a team and avoid giving teams extra outs or walks or any other freebies. They come back to bite you. Another thing: we can’t be careless on the bases. That cost us, too.We really want to get back into the state and Shore Conference tournaments. To do that, we have to play smart consistently.” Another goal is to be a contender in the conference’s Class A Central division. The Hornets get their first crack at divisional competition on April 1 when Holmdel visits Red Bank Regional. Two nonconference games follow against Spotswood and Wall before the Hornets meet Rumson-Fair Haven onApril 10 and RBC onApril 12. Holmdel has an ace hurler in hardthrowing Ian Wladika. The junior, who can also throwa knuckleball, posted a 4-4 ledger a year ago with a 2.66 ERA. Reckage is looking to find a second and third starter and expects another junior, Jean-Luc Orlando, to fill one of those holes. Orlando went 1-3 last year. For leadership, Holmdel is looking to fill the bill with its three captains: Chris Monfasani, Joe Solfaro and Ryan Garber. Monfasani returns to left field and the lead-off spot in the Hornets’ batting order, where he hit .355. The speedy senior has a good eye at the plate and showed speed on the base paths, stealing 10 bases in 13 tries. The strong-armed Solfaro is likely toman the hot corner, but may also play shortstop. He’s coming off a .286 showing at the plate. Garber returns to second base, where he played solid defense, and Reckage said he expects an increased offensive contribution this spring. Other returning seniors include Glenn Grainger, who started in center field last year; first baseman BrianAmabile and designated hitterMatt DiMaso. Junior JayHyland will play in the outfield in addition to occasional duty at first base, and versatile Rob Palermo, another junior,moves up from the junior varsity to fill the utility role. Reckage will also start a pair of sophomores: catcher Paul Searles, who made a good impression a year ago, and hard-hitting Trevor Sackawitch,who can play the outfield or third base. Thus far,Holmdel has played four scrimmages and is 2-2 as Reckage experiments by using players at different positions. “I’ve been pretty pleased so far,” the coach said. “These kids really get after it andwork hard – and I like our leaders. We’re still working on some things, but they’re coming along nicely.” BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

Miracle Muamba to become father again

first_imgThe couple, who married in October, have revealed that a brother or sister for their four-year-old son Joshua is expected to arrive in June.“Thanks for all the lovely well wishes @fmuamba and I are so happy. We’ve been so blessed and can’t wait to meet our new baby,” Shauna wrote on Twitter.Muamba, a former England under-21 international, collapsed following a sudden cardiac arrest during an FA Cup quarter-final between his club Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in March last year.The Democratic Republic of Congo-born midfielder was technically dead for 78 minutes but was brought back to life after shocks from a defibrillator got his heart beating again.Despite his recovery, he was forced to retire from professional football in August.In October, he launched the Hearts and Goals campaign, which aims to provide CPR training and increase the provision of defibrillators in public places in Britain.The former Arsenal trainee has also published a best-selling autobiography, ‘I’m Still Standing’.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 23 – Former footballer Fabrice Muamba, who almost died on the pitch last March, is to become a father for the second time, his wife Shauna announced on Wednesday.last_img read more

Bush, al-Maliki express their concerns over Iraq

first_img“Some politicians may be trying to block the law to gain special advantage,” said Bush, who also met with al-Maliki in Iraq on Labor Day. “And these parties have got to understand that it’s in the interests of Iraq to get good law passed.” Much-delayed actions, such as a national oil law, have stalled in the Iraqi parliament amid factional bickering and, in some cases, defections. Bush also underscored Iraq’s obligation to beef up security forces. “I assured him we want his security forces well-trained, mobile and capable of handling Iraqi security on their own,” said Bush, who in January had said Iraq would be able to handle security in all 18 provinces by November. Al-Maliki defended his government’s performance while saying “the task before us is gigantic.” The prime minister brought up his own deep frustration about Blackwater USA, a private contractor whose security guards are blamed for killing 11 Iraqi civilians while escorting a diplomatic convoy in Baghdad. NEW YORK – President George W. Bush pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday to move on stalled measures deemed critical to political reconciliation, while al-Maliki made clear his unhappiness about the killing of Iraqi civilians by private U.S. security contractors. Meeting face to face for the second time this month, the two leaders used polite diplomatic language to talk publicly about tense issues. It was a sign of how little room each has to maneuver: The Iraqi prime minister owes his still-tenuous political survival in large part to staunch White House support, and Bush, even if dissatisfied with al-Maliki’s leadership in some areas, recognizes there is virtually no alternative to replace him. Bush is under tremendous pressure from congressional Democrats and Republicans alike to show that his loyalty to al-Maliki is justified, given the Iraqi’s slow progress in bringing rival sects together to lessen fighting and meet benchmarks set by Washington. So after their hourlong meeting, the president praised al-Maliki for “your dedication and your commitment” while speaking vaguely – though pointedly – about the need for unspecified “political parties in Iraq” to make strides. Blackwater, which protects State Department personnel in Iraq, said its employees acted appropriately. While offering sympathy, Bush has said he will withhold judgment during the ongoing investigation. Al-Maliki did not specifically mention the situation when he appeared publicly with Bush, saying only that they “talked about the importance of mutual respect between our two sides.” Later, Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said al-Maliki said behind closed doors that Iraqi sovereignty must be respected. The two agreed there should be “better cooperation and coordination in these operations,” and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice followed with a more detailed discussion with the prime minister, Hadley said. A senior Iraqi official said Bush asked al-Maliki to provide him with a list of similar suspected violations and noted that the United States has held accountable those responsible for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal GAA Results April 2

first_imgGaoth Dobhair2200359264 CLG An Tearmainn1010131301 Division 1 Naomh Muire, Íochtar Na Rosann21012639-132 Naomh Ultan20022332-90 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Realt na Mara G.F.C10011219-70 CLG An Tearmainn20022232-100 An Clochán Liath20021636-200 Letterkenny Gaels00000000 Division 1 ReserveFri, 30 Mar, Gaoth Dobhair 1-7 Milford 1-4St Eunan’s 0-16 Glenswilly 1-4Dungloe 1-11 Cloughaneely 1-9Naomh Conaill 5-11 Kilcar 1-5St Michael’s 1-11 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0-12Sun, 01 Apr, Dungloe 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair 3-9St Michael’s 0-11 Glenswilly 0-8St Eunan’s 5-16 Milford 0-8Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 3-11 Naomh Conaill 3-10Kilcar 4-11 Cloughaneely 0-7 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s22002919104 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin10109901 Urris10109901 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon21013233-12 Division 4Sat, 31 Mar, Downings 4-20 Pettigo 0-4Naomh Pádraig Muff 1-6 Urris 1-6Carndonagh 1-20 Robert Emmets 2-8 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Naomh Bríd10011112-10 Division 3Fri, 30 Mar, Buncrana 0-8 Burt 0-3Killybegs 0-18 Naomh Ultan 2-4Naomh Bríd 2-12 Na Rossa 0-4Fanad Gaels 1-13 Moville 0-7Red Hughs 0-5 Convoy 0-2Sun, 01 Apr, Naomh Bríd 0-9 Buncrana 0-3Naomh Ultan 1-8 Red Hughs 0-8Killybegs 1-8 Burt 0-6Convoy 0-8 Fanad Gaels 0-5Moville 3-16 Na Rossa 0-5 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon20022836-80 Division 3 ReserveFri, 30 Mar, Killybegs 2-12 Naomh Ultan 3-7Red Hughs 2-8 Convoy 0-8Sun, 01 Apr, Burt 0-0 Killybegs 0-0Red Hughs 2-8 Naomh Ultan 1-4Buncrana 1-9 Naomh Bríd 1-8Convoy 2-8 Fanad Gaels 1-6 Division 3 Reserve CLG Na Cealla Beaga2110181623 Naomh Ultan21012126-52 Glenswilly2101252502 Moville21013221112 Cloich Cheann Fhaola20021937-180 Naomh Conaill21014528172 Naomh Mhuire Conmhaigh2101101002 Glenswilly20021527-120 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Realt na Mara G.F.C22004418264 Sean Mac Cumhaill22003221114 Gleann Fhinne21011819-12 Naomh Columba2101272432 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s22004715324 St Michael’s2200252054 Four Masters21011832-142 Naomh Mhuire Conmhaigh21012223-12 CLG Carndomhnaigh1100231492 Burt2002919-100 Division 2 Reserve TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS CLG Naomh Náille2101303002center_img Gaeil Fhánada2101211562 Gaoth Dobhair2101282622 An Clochán Liath2200333034 CLG Chill Chartha21013133-22 CLG Na Cealla Beaga22002916134 Red Hughs22002815134 Pettigo1001432-280 Na Rossa2002943-340 CLG Bun Cranncha21011112-12 Cloich Cheann Fhaola2101322572 Milford20021640-240 CLG Naomh Náille2101241862 Ardara110013942 Division 1Fri, 30 Mar, Gaoth Dobhair 3-14 Milford 0-4St Eunan’s 0-12 Glenswilly 0-7Cloughaneely 3-15 Dungloe 1-8Kilcar 1-8 Naomh Conaill 0-9St Michael’s 2-14 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 1-10Sun, 01 Apr, Gaoth Dobhair 0-12 Dungloe 0-5Glenswilly 1-15 St Michael’s 2-7St Eunan’s 1-14 Milford 1-9Naomh Conaill 0-16 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 1-12Kilcar 1-11 Cloughaneely 0-8 Four Masters1010141401 Milford20021541-260 Naomh Muire, Íochtar Na Rosann20022336-130 Roibeard Eimid/Robert Emmets10011423-90 Gaeil Fhánada1001914-50 Naomh Bríd2200277204 Division 2Fri, 30 Mar, Sean Mac Cumhaill 3-9 Naomh Muire Lower Rosses 1-9Bundoran 4-14 Four Masters 0-7Malin 2-12 Termon 1-10St Naul’s GAA Club 1-15 Ardara 0-11Glenfin 1-9 Naomh Columba 0-8Sun, 01 Apr, Ardara 3-15 Malin 1-6Sean Mac Cumhaill 2-8 Termon 0-9Four Masters 1-8 Glenfin 0-6Bundoran 2-12 Naomh Muire Lower Rosses 1-8Naomh Columba 3-10 St Naul’s GAA Club 1-9 Burt10100001 Naomh Columba20021645-290 Málainn/Malin21012737-102 Naomh Colmcille00000000 Division 1 Reserve Naomh Conaill21012526-12 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Division 4 Division 2 ReserveFri, 30 Mar, Ardara 2-7 St Naul’s GAA Club 0-9Glenfin 4-18 Naomh Columba 1-8Sean Mac Cumhaill 2-21 Naomh Muire Lower Rosses 1-4Sun, 01 Apr, Four Masters 1-11 Glenfin 1-11Naomh Muire Lower Rosses 5-4 Bundoran 1-9St Naul’s GAA Club 1-12 Naomh Columba 0-5Termon 1-10 Sean Mac Cumhaill 0-13 Division 3 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Gleann Fhinne21104425193 Ardara2101352782 Sean Mac Cumhaill21104020203 St Michael’s2101333122 Red Hughs2101131302 Division 2 CLG Chill Chartha2200251784 CLG Bun Cranncha1100121112 TEAMPLDWONDRAWLOSTFORAGAINSTDIFFPOINTS Na Dúnaibh/Downings1100324282last_img read more

Auburndale volleyball sweeps match with Stratford

first_imgBoth teams now 3-2 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Robyn Brokish had nine kills and 12 digs, and Sydney Schmutzer added eight kills and 15 assists to lead the Auburndale volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Stratford on Tuesday night at Auburndale High School.The Apaches won 25-22, 25-23, 25-16. Both teams are now 3-2 in the Marawood Conference South Division.Mackenzie Raab and Brooke Anderson each had 13 digs for Auburndale.Stratford statistics were not provided.Stratford hosts Marathon, and Auburndale is at home against Northland Lutheran as both teams wrap up their Marawood South seasons on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more