Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] John Hassett of the George Stevens Academy Eagles wonthe boys’ Hancock County cross-country title. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSSULLIVAN — Sophomore John Hassett of the George Stevens Eagles and senior Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans are this year’s Hancock County cross-country champions.Hassett led the GSA boys to the team title on Thursday when he toured the course in 16 minutes and 37 seconds, besting runner-up Ralph Magnani of MDI by nearly a minute.Driscoll was one of four MDI runners to place among the top 10 with her winning time of 19:29 as the Trojans to top girls’ team honors.Senior Haley Lawrence of the Ellsworth Eagles battled Driscoll from the start before finishing as runner-up in 19:43.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the boys’ team competition, it was GSA first with 26 points, followed by MDI with 29 and Ellsworth with 73.Behind Hassett for the GSA boys were Devlin Valle, third in 17:32; Tate Yoder, seventh in 18:27; Oliver Broughton, eighth in 18:32; Aylen Wolf, 10th in 18:52; Tyler Ray, 13th in 20:03; and Michael Salois, 15th in 20:31.Following Magnani for MDI were Jordan Harris, fourth in 17:46; Ethan Craigo, fifth in 18:14; David Anderson, ninth in 18:34; Josh Bloom, 11th in 19:14; and Matt Hanna, 19th in 21:25.Ellsworth was led by Conrad Svec, 12th in 19:15. Behind him were Noah Robidoux, 14th in 20:13; Austin Baron, 17th in 20:45; Matt Frost, 18th in 20:46; Derek Look, 20th in 21:48; Tim Curts, 21st in 25:20; and Collin Lima, 22nd in 25:20.For the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Skyler Fraga was sixth in 18:20 and Michael Soteres was 16th in 20:39.In the girls’ race, it was MDI in first place with 26 points, GSA second with 42 and Ellsworth third with 65.Finishing behind Driscoll for MDI were Lydia DaCorte, third in 20:06; Waylon Henggeler, fifth in 20:22; Sakura Sunagawa, sixth in 20:43; Emma Strong, 12th in 21:27; India Janes, 13th in 21:33; and Sydney Wright, 17th in 22:31.For GSA, Eliza Broughton was fourth in 20:15, Hanna Gutow was seventh in 21:00, Mary Richardson was eighth in 21:01, Zeya Lorio was 11th in 21:21, Bella Cimeno was 14th in 21:33, Rachel DesFosses was 15th in 21:41 and Emma Larsen-Whittaker was 18th in 22:36.Behind Lawrence for Ellsworth were Mariah Brown, ninth in 21:14; Olivia Lounder, 19th in 22:37; Katelynn Bagley, 20th in 23:34; Julia Zavaleta, 21st in 23:36; Emine Mutlu, 22nd in 27:41; and Bailey Neale, 23rd in 31:21.For Bucksport, Natalie Coleman was 10th in 21:19 and Natasha Clement was 16th in 22:21.In the junior varsity competition, GSA’s Hanna Jordan won the girls’ race in 22:51 and Eagle teammate Frank Schweizer won the boys’ race in 20:01.For more photos click here. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Bio Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017
There’s action on the Clonmel track tonight where the first is off at 7.49pm. The card sees the final of the Kington Kennels S6 Stake, the semi-finals of the Anne & Liam O’Donnell/T.S.C N1 Unraced Stake and the first round heats of the Clonmel Hockey Club Open Novice Stake.
The Lakers liked Ennis’ progression after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets for 32-year-old guard Marcelo Hueretas averaged a career-high 7.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and 2.4 assists in 17.8 minutes through 22 games.The Lakers also have considered free agent shooting guard Ben McClemore, who played four seasons with the Sacramento Kings.Ring chasingThe idea no longer seems like a fantasy. After hoping to join a playoff team in recent seasons, Nick Young may soon have his wish.The Golden State Warriors have considered Young as “one of a couple of options” to sign with their $5.2 million trade exception, according to league sources familiar with the situation.Young might have some say in the manner after also fielding interest from Oklahoma City and New Orleans. After opting out of his $5.7 million player option with the Lakers, Young hopes to land a more lucrative deal.Young met with the Warriors, Thunder and Pelicans on Saturday, though no offers have been made yet. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers entered the free-agency period without any intention of making any bold moves.As they have narrowed their list of needs on outside shooting, backcourt depth and veteran leadership, the Lakers have considered a surprising option.The Lakers have had continued conversations with Rajon Rondo’s representatives about possibly signing the 10-year NBA veteran to a one-year deal, according to a league source familiar with the situation.After Rondo’s representative initiated contact with the Lakers shortly after free agency began on Friday, the Lakers have had follow-up conversations. They plan to have more talks today after performing what a source called “due diligence” on Rondo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers see Rondo as a “great fit,” according to a source, because of his basketball IQ, recently successful outside shooting (37.6 percent last season) and for playing a mentorship role for rookie guard Lonzo Ball. Former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who had Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka as his agent, often praised Rondo for his championship experience with the Boston Celtics (2006-15), his passing ability and smarts.Still, acquiring Rondo carries some risk. Despite his noted improvement, Rondo was never known as an elite shooter after shooting 30.3 percent from 3-point range through 10 NBA seasons. Rondo has also had reported clashes with coaching staffs in Dallas (2014-15), Sacramento (2015-16) and Chicago (2016-17). Though the Bulls waived Rondo last week, teammates praised him for how he mentored the younger players.The Lakers have considered other options in bolstering their backcourt.They reportedly met on Sunday with free-agent guard Dion Waiters, who averaged 15.8 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from 3-point range last season in Miami. Though Waiters made $2.9 million, he will likely spark a significant raise after having a breakout season with the Heat.The Lakers were also among the teams that expressed interest in Tyler Ennis after free agency, according to a league source familiar with the situation. It’s not currently clear which of the other NBA teams also reached out. Discussions were considered preliminary, the source added.
Coming up against a team they failed to beat last season, Mathare will have their fair share of work cut out, but they will fancy their chances against a side that has struggled to string results, bombarded on the side by immense financial trouble.Nakumatt have lost thrice on the trot and the last time they celebrated victory was February 17 when they won 1-0 away to Nzoia Sugar.But despite their troubles and non-performance, Mathare United skipper George Owino will be expecting an uphill task. The match lands on a special occasion for the defender who will be celebrating his 37th birthday and just like fine wine, has been getting better with age.“It’s difficult to play when you have no money in your pockets and it’s unfortunate that Nakumatt players have been going through that for a long time now. However that does not mean that they are an easy side to beat,” Owino told the club’s official website.Mathare United skipper George Owino celebrates a goal in a past match with teammate Lennox Ogutu. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe adds; “They are an experienced team and we have to approach them cautiously. We have to convert our chances and defend as a team.”Since suffering a 4-3 defeat to AFC Leopards in a match they twice led, Mathare have bounced back to win away to Sony Sugar and at home to Chemelil. It is the same form that the side will be angling to replicate on Wednesday.Nakumatt who are two points off the drop zone will be gunning for maximum points to ease off their chop fears and despite the lack of financial motivation, head coach Anthony Mwangi hopes that the motivation of remaining in the league will be enough to spur them.-Sofapaka take on Nzoia-Meanwhile, Batoto ba Mungu who erstwhile said they were not up to vying for the league crown after a slow start to the season will be facing a tricky Nzoia Sugar side which seems to have found its feet after a stuttering start to the season.Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa reacts during their KPL match against Mathare United. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANzoia have won back to back against Sony and Zoo Kericho and head coach Bernard Mwalala will be eying a third consecutive win, though their form on the road has been a distance from convincing.The Bungoma based side has lost all its three away matches this season (Mathare United, Tusker and Gor Mahia) while their last victory on the travel was in August last year when they beat Nakumatt 2-1 at Ruaraka.Playing on the same pitch, they will be hoping for the same drop of luck.Sofapaka have meanwhile slowly crawled back to the top and sit fourth, three points shy of leaders Gor Mahia. They have not lost in five matches picking 13 points off a possible 15, placing them joint top with Gor on the form table over the last five fixtures.They have won their last three home matches, beating AFC Leopards, Posta Rangers and Tusker FC, results that have left them walking shoulder high in confidence.Last season, they picked four out of six points off Nzoia, winning the second leg 3-1 at home after picking a point in the first leg in Sudi off a 1-1 draw.A win for Sam Ssimbwa’s charges might raise them all the way to second, depending on the result Mathare posts against Nakumatt in the early kick off.-Other fixtures-Posta Rangers coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn other fixtures, a resurgent Posta Rangers will be hosting the star studded Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Artificial Turf in Nairobi’s Jericho estate, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo looking to lift the side on the standings.The mailmen haven’t been convincing enough this season and have enjoyed victory only twice in eight matches, drawing five and losing one.Finishing has been Omollo’s biggest concern for his side especially having scored a paltry eight goals this season, an average of one per game but having put three past Thika United over the weekend, they might be finally firing from all cylinders.Homeboyz, a side bloated with experience has found it tough to post consistent results and their 1-0 win over Bandari over the weekend put behind their backs a poor run of three consecutive losses.Mike Mururi and his men will be eying consistency and a fourth victory of the season that will possibly hoist them to seventh place from 11th.In other ties, Ulinzi Stars will host Vihiga United at the Afraha Stadium while Chemelil will host struggling Thika United at the Chemelil Complex.KPL Midweek fixtures:Nakumatt FC vs Mathare United live on KTN Home from 2PMSofapaka vs Nzoia Sugar FC live on ViuSasa from 4:15PMChemelil Sugar FC vs Thika United – Chemelil Complex – 1PMPosta Rangers vs Kakamega Homeboyz – Camp Toyoyo – 3PMUlinzi Stars vs Vihiga United – Afraha Stadium – 3PM0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United players celebrate their late winner against Nzoia Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4- With a win over Nakumatt FC on Wednesday afternoon, Mathare United will move back to the top of the Kenyan Premier League standings albeit having played two matches more than prior leaders Gor Mahia.Francis Kimanzi’s charges have had a blistering start to the season and have lost only once in eight matches, amassing 17 out of a possible 24 points. This is huge contrast to their performance last season when at the same stage, they had won only two games.