Three students receive Farmington PTA Council scholarships

first_imgThe Farmington Area PTA Council has awarded three, $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Farmington Public Schools.Named after former Farmington Public Schools Superintendent C. Robert Maxfield, a man dedicated to serving others by providing educational opportunity to all youths in the community, the scholarships go to active members of high school Parent Teachers Student Associations (PTSA). This year’s recipients are Nya Todd, Harrison High School PTSA; Nia Bailey-Hill, Farmington High School PTSA; and Brenda Davis, Farmington High School PTSA.Student involvement is an important component at all levels of the PTSA, but especially the secondary grade level. Student voices get a seat at the table with school decision-makers including parents, school leaders and community members. PTSA student leaders gain experience in leadership, advocacy, public speaking, teamwork, event planning – all while improving their school.The Farmington Area PTA Council, consisting of 16 local PTAs, fundraises for scholarships in many ways, including the upcoming Greater Farmington Area Founders’ Festival bingo tent and duck race, along with business memberships. For information on becoming a Farmington Area PTA Council business member please write to councilpresident@farmingtonareapta.org. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Report: Cleveland Indians Have “Checked In” on Edwin Encarnacion

first_img Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. The way that Passan ends this bit of news is probably what all Indians’ fans think when they hear the idea of Encarnacion in an Indians’ uniform.“Would they spend the money?”Cleveland is in the market for a 1B/DH regardless, and if the Indians choose to re-sign Napoli or pursue other free-agents, like Chris Carter, Adam Lind, or Mitch Moreland, those contracts will not be cheap either.To sign Encarnacion would be a step above those guys.Last week, Yoennis Cespedes signed a 4-year, $110 million contract.Encarnacion is not the five-tool type player, like Cespedes, but is every bit as dangerous of a power threat, and anything less than $20 mil. per season would be a surprise for his next contract.It wouldn’t follow typical protocol, as the Tribe has not been in the habit of spending big money to sign free-agents, but to the credit of the front office, the Indians pulled the trigger on the Andrew Miller deal and picked up his salary.If Cleveland is going to make another splash leading up to 2017, Encarnacion would certainly have that impact. As hot stove rumors heat up, the latest involves the Cleveland Indians and 1B Edwin Encarnacion. Matt Medleylast_img read more

Photo Gallery: St. Edward-Garfield Heights Regional Final

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Council hopefuls square off at candidate forum

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comIssues regarding economic development, fiscal responsibility, attracting tourists, and sustaining both business and the environment highlighted the bulk the conversation during a candidate forum hosted by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening.The forum, which was held at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, was open to all five candidates running for election on the South Padre Island City Council. Vying for Place 2, which is being vacated by Councilman Ron Pitcock, are Brandy Buntin and Kerry Schwartz.For Place 5, incumbent Paul Munarriz is being challenged by Eva Jean Dalton and Thomas Bainter. And at Place 3, Joe Ricco is running unopposed. Ricco was not present at the forum.After making brief introductions, the candidates answered a series of 10 questions posed by moderator Kathy Cunningham.In the first, Cunningham asked how the candidates if they would support expanding the Convention Centre and how it could remain competitive with similar amenities in other coastal communities.While all were supportive of improvements to the Convention Centre, several had concerns about needing feasibility data before making such an expenditure.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedCity council candidates cover island issues at forumBy Pamela Cody  Special to the PRESS      The four candidates running for City Council on SPI appeared at a forum, hosted by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, at the South Padre Island Convention Center Monday, October 7, to answer questions on pertinent topics before a live audience.      Running…October 18, 2019In “News”Early voting underway in Cameron CountyBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Election officials across the state are recording record early voter turnout for the November midterm elections. Up for grabs are seats in the state’s highest offices, from governor and lieutenant governor, to railroad and land commissioners, state board of education, and seats on…October 26, 2018In “News”Island ballot set for NovemberBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The slate has been set for the upcoming municipal elections on South Padre Island this November. According to a statement released by the City, a total of six candidates are vying for three seats on the City Council. At Place 3, local businessman…September 7, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Argos Volleyball Stands at No. 20 in Top 25 Poll

first_img LEXINGTON, Ky. – Argo volleyball continues to represent the Gulf South Conference in the AVCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll this week, checking in at No. 20. West Florida took down West Georgia this past weekend in three sets in their only match of the week, improving to 13-6 on the season. With a 4-0 GSC record, UWF joins North Alabama and Arkansas Tech as the only Gulf South Conference squads to remain undefeated. Tonight at 7 p.m., the Argos will square off against 19th-ranked NAIA contender, University of Mobile. With the GSC East Division still up for grabs, West Florida will hit the road this Friday, facing Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening and North Alabama on Saturday afternoon. These matches can be followed online through live stats, as well as live broadcasts at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Argos Volleyball (Photo by Jim Hogue) Argos Volleyball Stands at No. 20 in Top 25 Pollcenter_img Sharelast_img read more

11 Mississippi prospects in updated ESPN 300 rankings

first_imgEleven in-state prospects were named to ESPN’s 300 rankings for the class of 2016.Five Mississippians were named in the top 100. Ole Miss commit Benito Jones was ranked the highest at No. 11.Germantown cornerback Nigel Knott, who’s offer sheet includes Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Oregon and UCLA, was named to the No. 52 spot. Starkville wide receiver A.J. Brown wasn’t far behind at No. 63. Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons capped off those named in the top 100 at No. 78.Three other Ole Miss commits – Octavious Cooley, D.K. Metcalf and Justin Conner – also claimed spots in the updated rankings.Here’s a look at all of the in-state prospects:11: Benito Jones (Wayne County)52: Nigel Knott (Germantown)63: A.J. Brown (Starkville)78: Jeffrey Simmons (Noxubee County)102: Scott Lashley (West Point)162: Damion Dickens (Holmes County)250: Jordan Duncan (Oak Grove)260: Jaquelle Green (D’Iberville)266: Octavious Cooley (Laurel)268: D.K. Metcalf (Oxford)274: Justin Connor (North Panola)last_img read more

Video | New UK football beat writer Jon Hale

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:7720561a8cf79ec2c114ac9 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-773689-4484823716001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The C-J welcomes Jon Hale to the UK football beat.last_img read more

Cricket News Sport in empty stadiums will be disappointing, feels Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgMumbai: He revelled in the full-throated chants that accompanied his stay at the crease and Sachin Tendulkar says that’s one reason why the very idea of sport inside an empty stadium disappoints him. Made for television sport is being given a serious thought owing to the COVID-19 pandemic which has made social distancing a necessity. But sport without fans is not an option for one of India’s greatest sportspersons.”Empty stadiums would be so disappointing for players who are competing. There are lot of times when players respond to spectators. If I play a good shot and the manner in which crowd responds also brings in that energy,” Tendulkar told PTI during an exclusive interview talking about the implications of the contagion that has infected millions. “Similarly, if a bowler bowls a fiery spell and the crowd is responding to it, it builds a kind of pressure on the batsman and he needs to respond to it. “Spectators are integral to any sport. Their encouragement, vociferous chants for or against you is a necessity in sport,” said the batting icon, who turns 47 on Friday.Considered an insightful student of the game, what is his assessment of how the cricket world will cope once normalcy returns? “I think players will be wary for some time when it comes to using saliva (to shine the ball). It will play on their minds. Social distancing measures will be followed till the deadly virus is around. “High fives and hugging your teammates will be avoided for some time. This is what I would like to believe. They will be conscious to begin with and may maintain social distancing,” Tendulkar said.And this is precisely the reason why he wants complete normalcy before one starts off with sporting activities, something his one-time opening partner and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly endorsed a couple of days back. “…you would want to play in an environment which is safe and secure. I still believe one has to be careful and be aware of what we have been hit with. The importance of good hygiene, something I have promoted as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador,” he said.Tendulkar would obviously love to watch cricket, whatever be the format, but only when the BCCI and the government are fully confident that players and everyone associated with the game are safe. “I have not given too much thought to it — whether the World Cup should be held here or IPL should be held. I don’t know,” he said. “Beating this virus is paramount and after that, a number of things can be simultaneously discussed. But they can only materialise if we overcome this challenge and if we are able to do so, then no harm in having those discussions,” he added.Tendulkar didn’t want to comment on whether the IPL can happen in October this year although he did say that he has been hearing about a shortened IPL. “I don’t know how many days in this window are left and whether an IPL can be conducted during that period. I am sure government and the BCCI will take into account how safe spectators will be and how safe the players will be,” he said. “After that a decision will be made, and that’s how it should be. But if it’s safe, it will be nice to have cricket in whatever manner we can have,” he added.But does he think that winning and losing will have the same kind of impact in an athlete’s mind once the mayhem of this pandemic is over? “Once an athlete goes out to compete, that athlete wants to win. Not winning will still bring disappointment and that will continue I feel. That’s what makes that event a terrific spectacle,” he reasoned. “If you think that I am playing for fun and losing doesn’t hurt me, then the standard of competition will drop. “Athletes will have to go out to win and that element has to stay alive and I know for sure that it will continue to stay alive. Yes, this is a challenge that brings in perspective but it won’t mean that athletes would stop caring less about winning and losing,” he was quote clear.He believes that mental health is another important aspect that has been ignored for a long time but the ongoing crisis has brought it into focus. “I think mental fitness is an important element which everyone consciously or unconsciously ignore. That needs to be addressed. “If you are feeling mentally disturbed, you should have the right people around you to support you, encourage you and pull you out of that rut,” he said. Life coming to a standstill has been humbling and probably given everyone the time to reflect, feels Tendulkar. “Like freedom, we are so used to it. Probably we had taken it for granted. May be your domestic help. “This phase will make us more understanding,” he said.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pollard defeats Khalil in tense affair

first_imgREGAN Pollard proved why he is still one of the most dominant squash players in the country when he disposed of seasoned national player Ashley Khalil in a first-round clash on day two of the Lucozade Handicap Tournament.In the feature match on Thursday evening, at the Georgetown Club on Camp Street, Pollard established his dominance early with well-placed shots. He played off a -12 handicap, while Khalil started from -4 (meaning he had to score eight extra points).The former national champion scored four straight points from the opening serve, but Khalil did not give up. In her biggest run of the match, she used a number of low power shots, which resulted in three consecutive points (0 to -7).Pollard then composed himself and became the aggressor and he moved Khalil from one end of the court to the next – she never regained control as the game ended 15-11.Game two proved less competitive, as Pollard scored six straight points. He soon tied the game at -2, but despite his dominance, Khalil, who won the competition in 2016, did not give up, as she scored a few points before eventually falling at 7-15.GAME OF THE NIGHTThe game of the night was between seasoned campaigner 21-year-old Nyron Joseph and 52-year-old Robert Natiello (will be 53 in a few days). Joseph started with -22 points (the lowest of the competition) and Natiello with 8.  Despite the disparity in talent, the older player managed to overcome one of the favourites of the competition in the first game 15-4.  He moved well and answered Joseph’s shots, but in the end the youngster’s fitness proved too much.Joseph, who won the Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap Squash Tournament in February this year, upped the tempo in the second set and with every shot he wore Natiello down. He scored 22 straight points with dives and nifty soft shots off the wall complementing his power hitting. This had Natiello running all over the court. In the end, he finished the game 15-9 and 15-10.One of the surprises of the night was a win by Jonathan Antczak (started with six points) over Javid Rahaman (started with -2).  Antczak moved well in the first set to win 15-13, but Rahaman took control and even the game at 15-10.  In the third set Antczak got his second wind and it proved too much for his opponent as he triumphed 15-10.Deje Dias and Steven Xavier were the other winners in the Open category.  Dias (-8) got past Ian Mekdeci (5) 15-13 and 15-7, while Xavier (-6) defeated Brian Yong (7) 15-14 and 15-11.In Category ‘A’, Nicholas Verwey (-1) defeated Madison Fernandes (0) 15-6 and 15-10; Abosaide Cadogan (-4) got past Teija Edwards (11) 15-12 and 15-12; Gianni Carpenter (-4) beat Zachary Persaud (7) 15-10 and 15-13; Kirsten Gomes (-2) got past Dhiren Persaud (11) 15-11 and 15-12; while Sarah Lewis (0) battled past Kamir Khan (8) 15-13 and 15-14.last_img read more

Muskegon boys basketball team gets past Grand Rapids Union in district play

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