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Matawan baseball finds success with play of multi-sport athletes

Matawan baseball finds success with play of multi-sport athletes

first_imgProven student-athletes who contributed to the success of other teams at Matawan Regional High School are playing roles in the baseball team’s 8-5 start this season.Pitching and defense have keynoted the strong start, but second-year head coach Bob Carnovsky is still dabbling with the batting order. “It’s all a matter of who hits,” Carnovsky said. “We graduated our best hitters. The fielding has been pretty good. We pitch and play defense. When we do that, we’re successful.”When the Huskies hit, they’re contenders.Mike Creamer, known for his clutch kicking for the football team, is the hardest hitter. He anchors the infield at shortstop. He missed the second half of last season with an ankle injury, as Matawan finished 15-11 and qualified for the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II tournaments, losing opening-round games in both. Creamer is also cast in the role of closer on the mound, relying on the standard fare of fastball, curve and changeup. He struck out two batters with runners in scoring position to end a 2-1 victory over Montville Township after Matawan went ahead in the top of the seventh.“If he can kick a field goal in a [state] championship [football] game, nothing can rattle him here,” Carnovsky said.Senior center fielder Joe Piscopo and junior pitchers Nick Smith and Matt Esposito played on the basketball team that won 24 games (surpassing the prior record of 18 wins set 50 years ago) and won its first state section title since 1957 before a season-ending loss to Camden High School in the Group II semifinals. Seniors Cory Nusbaum, a catcher heading to Drexel University in the fall, and third baseman Justin Henderson are providing leadership, as is Piscopo.Nick Santuccio, a senior who already has surpassed his pitching wins of last season with a 3-1 record, is sharing time in right field with Alex Cella when he’s not on the mound. Junior Bill Rodriguez starts in left field. On April 24, Santuccio threw a five-hit shutout in Shore Conference B North Division action over Freehold High School, 4-0, striking out eight and walking one. It avenged a 5-4 loss earlier in the season.Adam Elliott, a hot-hitting sophomore, has also earned innings on the mound. He threw six strong innings in a recent 3-1 Monmouth County Tournament victory over Howell High School, bolstering his four-hit pitching with seven strikeouts and only two walks. Matawan scored all of its runs in the sixth inning in a typically dramatic late-inning surge. It was eliminated in the county tournament in the next round by Colts Neck High School, 5-2, on April 26. Matawan was missing three starters and allowed three runs in the first inning against Colts Neck. It bounced back the following night to beat Keansburg High School, 10-3, at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y., as Henderson drove in two runs and Piscopo had two hits and one RBI. Elliott pitched the win, allowing five hits over five innings with five strikeouts and one walk.Elliott also collected three hits and drove in a run against Freehold, as did Rodriguez and senior Luke Adduchio, who shares innings at first base with senior Chris Veary. Senior Joe Garofalo plays second base.“We put the ball in play and don’t strike out much, but we still need timely hits,” said Carnovsky, who noted that the Huskies struck out only 23 times in their first nine games. “We’re trying to find a way.”The team could find success this week, with games scheduled on April 28 against Neptune High School and on April 30 at Red Bank Regional High School. On May 2, the Huskies host Raritan High School, which recently held onto a 5-4 victory over Matawan after the Huskies rallied for four runs in the last inning. Matawan also pulled out a 3-2 victory over Red Bank Regional earlier with a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. MATAWAN By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

Warriors president Rick Welts forever grateful to David Stern

Warriors president Rick Welts forever grateful to David Stern

first_imgNo need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall But the process of knowing Stern would have his back at that ultimate moment started 17 years earlier.Welts’ partner at that time had died of an AIDS-related issue. Welts, then living in New York, was super-secretive about his personal life and lifestyle. None of his co-workers at the NBA, least of all his boss — Stern — knew that he was gay, or so he thought. So when his partner died, Welts couldn’t tell anyone at work. He took out a death notice advertisement in The Seattle Times, announcing his partner’s death and how memorials could come in the form of donations to a newly created scholarship fund at their alma mater, the University of Washington.Welts flew to Seattle for the service. He went to the post office and picked up the envelopes from people who sent checks in his partner’s memory. He opened them on the plane ride back to New York. One of them was from Scarsdale, New York, and contained a $10,000 check from David and Dianne Stern.“Honestly, even to this day, even though we discussed it later, I have no idea how he did that,” Welts said. “I really don’t. I don’t have any idea. We didn’t have the internet. There was no way that one little ad in Seattle, Washington could’ve caught his attention, and he made a gesture that was pretty profound to me because it said a lot without saying anything.”Welts remembers Stern as a champion for societal change. When he actually told Stern he was gay, Stern’s reaction was akin to saying “so what?” Stern knew it was a big deal, but simply wished it wouldn’t be one. He said he longed for a time where what largely remains earth-shattering news — someone being gay, or a player coming out as gay, or a woman being hired as a coach in a men’s league and a male-dominated field — would be commonplace.ADVERTISEMENT Besides, Welts already knew Stern’s stance on equality matters. Stern wanted to grow the women’s game, so the WNBA was born. When Kobe Bryant directed a gay slur toward a referee in 2011, Stern almost immediately fined him $100,000. The NBA put out PSAs using star players who urged viewers to not use hateful terms. If there was an ail in society that Stern thought the NBA’s platform could reach and repair, he wanted to make it happen.“It was just second nature,” Welts said. “It was in his DNA. It wasn’t like, he had a revelation about something. It’s just who he was.”The tributes have poured in since Stern died and will continue for the foreseeable future. The NBA announced Friday that players and uniforms will wear a commemorative black band in Stern’s memory for the remainder of the season. A memorial is being planned, and it’ll likely attract every big name in the sport.The last time Welts and Stern saw each other was a few weeks ago. They had lunch at the same restaurant where Stern was when the hemorrhage occurred.“It’s just hard to imagine a world without him because he’s such a big presence,” Welts said. “I had been very lucky to have had that lunch with him. He’d never been more in his game. He was never more engaged, more excited about everything he was working on, more critical of everything that I was doing. He was 100% himself. It’s kind of a great memory to hold onto because I want to remember him that way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors COO and President Rick Welts is shown during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Chase Center in San Francisco. Welts spent nearly two decades at the NBA working for David Stern. And to say the Golden State Warriors’ president and chief operating officer will miss his former boss is putting it very lightly. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)When Rick Welts bought his first home in California he eagerly invited his boss at the time, then-NBA Commissioner David Stern, over to show it off.So Stern visited. Predictably, he told Welts everything that was wrong with the place.ADVERTISEMENT Welts, now the president of the Golden State Warriors, made all of Stern’s recommended changes — and the house is pretty much perfect. That house was where Welts was on Wednesday when the text message came to say that Stern — his mentor, a second father in many respects — had died.Stern’s death hit the entire NBA hard, even though the league had been bracing for it in the days since the former commissioner was struck by a brain hemorrhage last month. But for Welts, one of the people fortunate enough to have had an intimately close working relationship with Stern, the loss goes even beyond the level of profound.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“He really lived his life and inspired people around him to constantly reevaluate the way they see the world,” Welts said Friday in a phone interview. “He wanted people to not be afraid to try something different than what we were comfortable with.”In Welts’ case, that credo rang most true in 2011 when he decided to come out as gay in an article published by The New York Times. He told Stern before the article was printed, and the two men hugged for what Welts believes was the first time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Eto’o returns for Cameroon after presidential push

Eto’o returns for Cameroon after presidential push

first_img0Shares0000YAOUNDE, Cameroon, September 28 – Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o has bowed to presidential pressure and agreed to return to the international fold in a bid to help his country qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.Eto’o, Africa’s most heavily decorated player, was banned for 15 months (subsequently reduced to eight months) for leading Cameroon’s boycott of a friendly match against Algeria last year. After serving his ban the former Barcelona striker who is now based with Russian top-flight side Anzhi Makhachkala was recalled to the national squad on August 25, but refused to return, labelling the national side “amateurish and poorly organised”.But after a word in his ear from Cameroon President Paul Biya, the 31-year-old is now prepared to call off his self-imposed exile and come back into the international fray.“Samuel Eto’o is returning with the Indomitable Lions,” the four-time African Player of the Year declared on his website.“After a request from the highest authority in the Republic I agreed to reconsider my position and to put myself at the disposal of the Lions.”On Tuesday Eto’o held talks with Cameroon Prime Minister Philemon Yang, with Cameroon’s new coach Jean Paul Akono also attending.His return is timely with Cameroon requiring a pick-me-up in their attempt to qualify for the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa which starts next January after losing 2-0 to the modest Cape Verde in the first leg of the final round of qualifying.Cameroon, twice winners of the continental crown, are desperately hoping to make the finals after missing out on the 2012 edition.Eto’o is set to reclaim the captain’s armband for the return leg against Cape Verde on October 14 in Yaounde.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea join Arsenal and Barcelona in race for La Liga star

Chelsea join Arsenal and Barcelona in race for La Liga star

first_img1 Nolito Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Barcelona in the pursuit for Celta Vigo star Nolito, according to reports in Spain.The former Barca and Benfica man has been a big hit in La Liga so far this season, scoring six goals in eight appearances.According to El Periodico Mediterraneo, Chelsea are keeping a close watch on the 29-year-old and could make a bid for him in January.However, as well as facing competition from Barca, the Blues will have to beat off interest from home after nine Premier League clubs sent scouts to watch the player last weekend.Celta Vigo are currently second in La Liga and level on points with early leaders Real Madrid so will be keen to keep hold one of their prize possessions if they are to maintain their grip on a European spot.last_img

‘When did they last win a trophy?’ Keane launches blistering attack on Everton

‘When did they last win a trophy?’ Keane launches blistering attack on Everton

first_imgRepublic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has launched an attack on Everton as the James McCarthy saga rumbles on.McCarthy has withdrawn from the Ireland squad for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier with Austria in Vienna due to a hamstring injury.That followed a furious exchange of words between his club boss Ronald Koeman and international manager Martin O’Neill.Koeman was furious with Ireland’s use of the midfielder last month, accusing O’Neill of ‘overloading’ McCarthy by playing in him in two successive World Cup qualifiers despite a lack of match fitness.O’Neill hit back at the Dutchman last week, telling him to stop ‘bleating’, and his number two Keane has now waded into the debate by taking a pop at Everton.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the former Manchester United star questioned the Merseyside club’s training methods and blasted their injury record.Keane said: “We had a problem previously with [Roberto] Martinez, he was slightly over the top.“I always felt the Everton players – and this is not a criticism of their players, this is more Everton and their staff – they were always carrying knocks.“I always felt their players were going to turn up on crutches or crawling through the hotel door. Now it looks as though we are going to have that issue again with Koeman.“Maybe they are overloading players and players are playing lots of games, is a good thing. That means your club is being successful and lads are playing week in, week out. Playing midweek games.“But Everton don’t play any European football. They are out of the League Cup. Norwich beat them at Goodison.”Asked if it was important to maintain a good relationship with Everton, Keane added: “Not really, no. Why do we need a good relationship with Everton?“They are lucky to have the Irish lads they have got there. Everton traditionally have always had brilliant Irish players doing well for the football club. “They shouldn’t be so quick stopping Irish players coming to play for Ireland. I’ve experienced that myself.“I can understand it a little bit, but if a player is fit to travel and feels he can play the game particularly in a qualifying game – I think there’s always a bit more understanding when there are friendlies going on – then they should get their heads around that.“Seamus and James, particularly if you look at Seamus Coleman – what a player he has been for Everton, so why would they try to begrudge Ireland having these players available to us?“Darron Gibson is Irish and Gibbo misses lots of games for Everton, a hell of a lot of games. He seems to get injured a lot at Everton, so maybe they need to look at their own training schedule.“Koeman’s opinions have no issues with me. I couldn’t care less, to be honest with you.” Roy Keane and Ronald Koeman 1last_img read more

Man United hold talks with agent of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

Man United hold talks with agent of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

first_img1 The Red Devils have explored the possibility of bringing the Italian to Old Trafford Manchester United have held talks with Mino Raiola, the agent of AC Milan’s highly-rated goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Calciomercato have revealed.Donnarumma, who recently turned 18, now has the option to sign a contract for longer than three years and many of Europe’s top clubs have begun to take notice.An ever-present in the Milan side this season, the goalkeeper has enhanced his growing reputation with a string of fine performances, which has kept the Italian giants in and around the European places in Serie A.Agent Raiola has been quoted on numerous occasions expressing doubts about AC Milan though, recently saying that he wanted his client to play for a great club, not necessarily a great Milan.Manchester United’s interest in Donnarumma stems from the fact current No.1 David de Gea could leave for Real Madrid.However, if United were planning to land the AC Milan keeper on the cheap then they are badly mistaken, as reports suggest the Italian club will not accept anything less than £42m.last_img read more

Buncrana Golf: Exciting action as Owen McDaid Winter League takes place

Buncrana Golf: Exciting action as Owen McDaid Winter League takes place

first_imgThe third round of the Owen Mc Daid (Roe) Winter League took place last weekend and the format was two ball betterball. With the greens in excellent condition and probably the best greens for putting on in Ulster there were plenty of opportunities to return good scores.The best score of the weekend was 47 pts returned by two pairings, last years winners Leo Sheehy (16) and Cormac Doherty (18) and Damien Doherty (6) and Jonny Morison (8). Both these pairings played some excellent golf but by virtue of a superior back nine last years champions Leo & Cormac took the weekly prize and have sent out a message to the rest of the pairings that they will not relinquish their title to easy.The format this weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October will be a two-ball scramble and if any pairings are still interested in playing they still can enter as there are plenty of opportunities to return the necessary scores.Find the Joker FundraisingThe “Find the Joker” is up and running again with a Jackpot of €950.00, lines only cost €2 each and this draw is open to members and non-members alike. Lines can be purchased in the clubhouse or through chief seller Oliver Doherty. Aileen Hallinan MemorialThe Aileen Hallinan Memorial Open Scramble will take place Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & Monday 28th October. The format will be stableford with 1/7 of the combined handicap and 3 tee shots to count from each player.MembershipThere is a great membership deal at present anyone who joins now can play the remainder of this year and all of 2020 for the normal rate of membership. That’s 15 months for Male €350.00, Lady €232.00, Beginner Male €260.00 and Lady Beginner €190.00 all fees inclusive of G.U.I. / Insurance.Christmas Hamper Qualifying for the Annual Christmas Hamper has commenced and the format is as follows; 7 handicaps up 21 pts to qualify and 6 handicaps down 20 pts to qualify. Cards can be taken in conjunction with other competitions and the Christmas Hamper will be played weekend 7th and 8th December.Buncrana Golf: Exciting action as Owen McDaid Winter League takes place was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Where David De Gea ranks on list of most errors leading to goals in Premier League

Where David De Gea ranks on list of most errors leading to goals in Premier League

first_imgDavid De Gea was under more pressure following another mistake leading to a goal on Sunday against Chelsea.He should have done better with Antonio Rudiger’s shot than palmed it into the path of Marcos Alonso, who scored to make it 1-1. 21 Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has made three errors leading to goals 21 REVEALED 21 Getty Images Jamaal Lascelles is one of two Newcastle players to feature LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS De Gea’s mistake proved costly Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Lewis Dunk has been a key member of the Brighton defence Kieran Trippier is Tottenham’s only player on the list ADVICE Alisson has kept 18 Premier League clean sheets this season but made three errors leading to goals =3. Alisson (Liverpool) – 3 =7. Sergio Rico (Fulham) – 2 Jordan Pickford has been under pressure at Everton this season 21 no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY 21 shining =7. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle) – 2 21 21 The Manchester United goalkeeper has made three errors leading to goals in four games, in all competitions.His three previous errors came in 129 appearances and there have even been calls for him to be dropped.The 28-year-old was at fault for a Barcelona goal as they were dumped out of the Champions League.He then should have done better with a Leroy Sane shot in the Manchester derby last week as they were beaten 2-0. Jean Michael Seri was relegated with Fulham this season Granit Xhaka has made two errors for Arsenal leading to goals this season Ben Hamer has made just seven appearances for Huddersfield this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury David De Gea made a costly error against Chelsea Sol Bamba is part of the Premier League’s third worst defence this season =3. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) – 3 =7. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – 2 De Gea has not made the most errors leading to goals, though, in the Premier League this season.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has even made more than the United stopper.Here are the players with the most errors leading to goals in the Premier League. =7. Cedric Soares (Southampton) – 2 21 21 =7. Ben Hamer (Huddersfield) – 2 21 Getty 21 getty =7. Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 2 David De Gea has come under fire for his performances 21 21 Bruno Ecuele Manga battles for the ball with Shane Long Getty 21 =3. Sol Bamba (Cardiff) – 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Harry Arter is one of three Cardiff players to make two or more errors leading to goals 21 REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – 4 getty Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won =7. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – 2 huge blow =7. Harry Arter (Cardiff City) – 2 GETTY 21 21 Sergio Rico has been on loan at Fulham from Sevilla 21 21 =7. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff) – 2 1. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – 5 21 21 =7. David De Gea (Manchester United) – 2 Charlie Daniels is facing six months out because of a knee injury Cedric Soares has since gone out on loan to Inter Milan James Tomkins has made 29 Premier League appearances for Palace this season Bernd Leno won the starting position from Petr Cech =7. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) – 2 =3. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – 3 =7. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – 2 =7. Kieran Trippier (Tottenham) – 2 Asmir Begovic has the most errors leading to goals this seasonlast_img read more

Corydon woman killed; granddaughter taken to Kosair

Corydon woman killed; granddaughter taken to Kosair

first_imgThis morning at approximately 7:26 am, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg and deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a serious crash on State Road #135 at the intersection of Fairview Church Road in Harrison County.The preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Jeep, being driven by Denise L. Meitzler, 53, from Corydon, IN, was travelling east bound on Fairview Church Road. When she approached the intersection of State Road #135 she ran the stop sign and entered onto State Road #135 where she was then struck in the passenger’s side, by a 1998 Dodge pickup truck being driven north bound by Paul F. Roberts, 21, from New Salisbury, IN.Denise Meitzler was transporting her grandchild, Gabriel Redmon, six years old at the time of the crash.All three people were transported by ambulance to the Harrison County Hospital where Denise Meitzler was pronounced dead.Gabriel Redmon was transferred from the Harrison County Hospital by air ambulance to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY with serious injuries and Paul Roberts suffered non-life threatening injuries.Seat belts and safety restraints were in use by all involved in the crash.Assisting Agencies; Harrison County EMS, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Heath Township Fire Department and the Harrison Township Fire Department.last_img read more

NCDOT Warns Public to Stay off Railroad Tracks

NCDOT Warns Public to Stay off Railroad Tracks

first_imgJulia Littlejohn just wanted to find her lost dog. She didn’t think twice about climbing up onto the tracks. “I’m up on the tracks, and I hear this loud horn,” she said.That horn signaled a fast-approaching train, one that could have killed Littlejohn had she not reacted in time.The N.C. Department of Transportation’s BeRailSafe initiative, which works to educate children and adults about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks, has produced a new video warning against walking on train tracks that highlights Littlejohn’s experience. Approximately 1,200 people are killed each year walking on train tracks in the U.S. North Carolina has already experienced a train-related fatality in 2016. NCDOT wants to remind everyone that walking on railroad tracks is illegal, dangerous – and often deadly.The Rail Division’s BeRailSafe initiative is a statewide program that educates children and adults about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks.Amtrak engineer JD Thomas adds a unique perspective to the video – he was working on the train that nearly hit Littlejohn, and says he remembers seeing her on the tracks that day. Not everyone who crosses train tracks fares as well as Littlejohn.“These are fast-moving pieces of machinery,” said Thomas. “They are unforgiving.”In addition to providing education, BeRailSafe also helps train law enforcement and other first emergency responders on how to safely perform their tasks along the state’s railways.“Safety around railroad tracks is good for both the community and the railroad,” said NCDOT Rail Division Director Paul Worley. “It improves the quality of life of an area and helps the railroad system operate better as it carries people and freight.”last_img read more