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Freehold Twp. Juniors fifth at World Series

first_img BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer The two-year wait was well worth it. The Freehold Township Little League Junior League all-stars (ages 13-14) finally got to experience a World Series, and it was everything they were hoping it would be. “We waited two years to get here,” pitcher Shawn Purves said. “It was our goal this year. “It was awesome,” he added. “We had a great time playing baseball and meeting other kids from around the country. It’s been amazing. Not many kids get to do this.” Two years ago, playing in the Little League (ages 11-12) tournament, the all-stars lost in the Eastern Regional, one step away from a World Series trip. That experience fueled them throughout the summer as they looked to take the next step this time around, which they did in capturing the Eastern Regional title. Purves said that when the team arrived at the Taylor (Mich.) Little League Complex, host of the Series, he first realized the magnitude of it all. “When we got off the plane, a bus took us to the field, which was pretty amazing,” he said. “When we got our uniforms that had EAST written on them, I was thinking ‘this is great,’ ” he said. Shortstop Anthony Cirillo Jr. said the series lived up to expectations. “It was everything and more,” he said. “It was a lot of fun. They treated you like royalty, giving you jackets and uniforms, and having you sign baseballs. It was a great experience.” Freehold Township’s juniors distinguished themselves rather well in their first venture to the World Series, finishing in fifth place. The 2005 Eastern Regional champions beat Orleans LL form Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 6-1, in the fifth/sixth place consolation game on Saturday. As manager Anthony Cirillo Sr. sees it, fifth place in the world isn’t all that bad. “Three-thousand teams started out and the 10 best in the world were here [Taylor, Mich.],” he said. “To finish fifth in the world, to me is an accomplishment. “Every team here is good,” he added. “We saw some amazing baseball. We played great.” Freehold Township established itself as one of the teams to watch in Taylor out of the gate, beating an undefeated West Side Little League team (Southwest Regional champion) from Texas, 7-0. Chris Bresnahan pitched the shutout for Freehold Township and had as many hits himself, three, as Texas got. Cirillo Jr. led the attack with a two-run home run. Cirillo said that after playing the East Regional at Freehold Township, which is 390 to dead center field, the Taylor complex was a welcome sight to hitters, with its dimensions of 310 to center and 280 down the lines. Losses to Pearl City, Hawaii (West), 11-5, and East Lake (South), 3-1, followed, but Freehold Township bounced back with a 10-5 win over Fort Wayne (Central), to finish pool play at 2-2, and as the third-place team in the U.S. pool, got to play in the consolation game for fifth place. Cirillo Jr. was 4-for-5 against Fort Wayne and Purves was 3-for-3, scoring two runs and driving in two. John Morrill had three hits and scored twice. Pitchers Matt Cadigan and Cirillo Jr. combined for a three-hitter (all five runs were unearned). They then beat Canada, 6-1, Saturday in the fifth/sixth-place consolation game to finish at 3-2 in the tournament and end the season with one more win. “It was good to come home with a win and nice to have a winning record,” Cirillo said. Freehold Township’s finish is the best-ever by a New Jersey team at the Junior League World Series. Vineland had previously had the best finish, going 2-2. Cirillo Jr. said that the World Series experience put the Eastern Regional title in a different perspective. “We didn’t realize how much we had accomplished when we won the regional,” he said. “We knew we were good, but we didn’t think we were one of the best teams in the world. It showed us that we can compete with anyone.” The defense and pitching depth that had made such a difference for Freehold Township in earning its trip to the World Series was on display in Taylor, as the all-stars proved they can play with the top junior teams in the world. Freehold Township’s juniors finished the summer with a 13-2 record. The 2005 Eastern Regional champions and fifth-place World Series team are: Nathaniel Androski, Chris Bresnahan, Matt Cadigan, Anthony Cirillo, Jr., Mark Dolan, Dan Klinsky, Chris LeRoy, Mike Miranda, John Morrill, Gerry Plescia, Shawn Purves and Stephen Talbott. Glen Purves and Anthony Piccola are the coaches on Cirillo’s staff. BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Team goes 3-2, beats Canada in consolation game last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Football players training at home, league could restart on May 2

first_imgWhile waiting for developments on the resumption of the Cyprus football league, footballers are training individually from home, in compliance with the health measures issued by the Cyprus Sports Organiation (Koa), which forbids team trainings.Football teams have provided their players with special training programmes aimed at maintaining their fitness levels.Koa said the goal is to resume games on May 2 and take the championship to completion by June 24, should the situation with coronavirus allow it.Following a government decree, teams are not allowed to train together, even outside, until April 10. After that date, Koa will determine whether it is safe to let players resume normal training.At the same time, teams are also trying to deal with the demands of foreign players to return to their home countries as many believe the resumption of the football league in Cyprus remains uncertain.On Tuesday, UEFA agreed to delay its flagship Euro 2020 competition for one year to allow domestic leagues to complete their seasons once football resumes and FIFA in turn recommended postponing its new Club World Cup to 2021.last_img read more

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Campbell directs in Redskins win

first_imgNFL: Quarterback’s poise is evident in converting key plays against the Eagles. By Barry Wilner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA – If Jason Campbell becomes a star in the NFL, he might pinpoint Monday night’s win as the start of something great. Showing the poise of a veteran, the third-year quarterback in his ninth pro start converted several big plays and got plenty of help from Clinton Portis, Chris Cooley and an opportunistic defense in Washington’s 20-12 victory over the Eagles. The surprising Redskins, coming off a 5-11 season, are 2-0 and tied with Dallas atop the NFC East, which Philadelphia was expected to dominate. But the Eagles are 0-2 and their offense, other than the dynamic Brian Westbrook, has been far too spotty. Portis and Cooley each scored touchdowns and Shaun Suisham made two field goals. Washington’s defense stymied every Eagle except Westbrook, who rushed for 96 yards and caught eight passes for another 66 yards. “In the NFL, you can’t be one-dimensional; you’ve got to be able to do both things. You’ve got to be able to run and pass,” Campbell said. “I thought our guys did an outstanding job once we got our rhythm. I thought our guys did an outstanding job picking up the big plays.” Westbrook’s work wasn’t enough to get Philadelphia into the end zone, however, as an array of blitzes and some hard hitting by the Redskins secondary kept Donovan McNabb off balance much of the night. McNabb has lost six of his last seven starts and is 9-12 since the Eagles lost the Super Bowl to New England in January 2005. “We didn’t win the game, so I didn’t play well. If I’m out there, I have to make plays,” McNabb said. “We have to find out what we’re doing wrong and correct it.” Campbell didn’t have gaudy statistics – 16-for-29, 209 yards – but he kept the Redskins on the move when it counted with sharp passes and timely third-down conversions. “You take advantage of the plays that are given to you and then the others will come,” receiver Santana Moss said. “You can’t try to make plays that are not there, and he didn’t. We as an offense can even do a lot more to make him great.” After Suisham’s third field goal, a 37-yarder, put Washington on top, 13-6, David Akers matched it with a 26-yarder later in the third quarter. Then Washington’s mastery on third down – it went 8-for-15 – helped it to the winning score, a 6-yard run by Portis early in the fourth period. Campbell calmly found Cooley for 9 yards on third-and-8, and hit Todd Yoder, Cooley’s backup, for 18 on third-and-10. The Eagles lost safety Brian Dawkins, their defensive leader, with a neck injury on the play that moved the ball to the Philadelphia 6. Then Portis swept left for the decisive points. Portis wound up with 69 yards rushing and Campbell added 39. Washington’s hard-hitting defense, led by safeties Sean Taylor and rookie LaRon Landry and a pass rush that got to McNabb three times, pressured the Eagles quarterback all game long. 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

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MATCH POSTPONED: Brighton v Cardiff called off due to heavy fog at Amex Stadium

first_img1 The Championship leaders could lose their place at the top Brighton’s home Sky Bet Championship match against Cardiff was called off due to thick fog on Friday night.Chris Hughton’s Seagulls side would have secured top spot to end 2016 with victory but the postponement meant Newcastle had the chance to return to the summit of the table.Heavy fog on the south coast put the game in doubt and, less than two hours before the scheduled kick-off, Brighton released a statement saying: “The match has been called off after consultation between match officials and both clubs.”last_img read more

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‘The best players do their talking on the pitch’ – Clement on Lukaku saga

first_imgRomelu Lukaku needs to keep his ‘head down’ and let his football do the talking, Swansea City boss Paul Clement has told talkSPORT.The Everton forward has rejected the offer of a new five-year deal at the club, despite his agent Mino Raiola telling talkSPORT how the two parties were ‘99.999%’ close to an agreement.The news has put some of Europe’s top clubs on red alert ahead of the summer transfer window.Lukaku, currently the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 19 goals this season, has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football and he broke his silence on why he has turned down a new contract.The 23-year-old Belgian claims, as well as his wish to play in Europe and win titles, Everton’s failure to attract the best players is a reason behind his decision.Clement, who left Chelsea shortly before Lukaku’s arrival in 2011, told Jim White on talkSPORT: “A player, for me, is first of all paid to train for the club and then, if the manager picks him, to play for the club and no more than that.“The best players – the most professional players – just keep their head down, get on with their job and do their talking on the pitch. Then the other things fall into place.”Listen to Paul Clement on Swansea, focusing on Premier League survival, in-demand duo Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente, planning for next year and more…last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $5 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. TheUps and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an American potluck and dance garden party, 7 p.m. in west Palmdale. Bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 266-9778. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host brunch, 1 p.m. at Vincent Hill restaurant, 533 W. Sierra Highway, Acton. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777.160Want 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

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Higuain in London to complete Chelsea move

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Higuain, who spent a successful season playing under Sarri at Napoli, will join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent.Speaking ahead of the Spurs game – live on talkSPORT – Sarri said: “They’re a few hours into signing a contract today.“He is a very strong striker, especially in my first season in Naples. He did very well.“For sure he is one of the best strikers in my career. He has the right experience to play here. Gonzalo Higuain will join Chelsea on loan BEST OF MONEY no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gonzalo Higuain is on the verge of signing for Chelsea, manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.The Juventus striker landed in the UK on Wednesday morning after cutting short his loan move at AC Milan to push through a switch to the Premier League club. Under Sarri, Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 league games during the 2015/16 season, breaking Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year-old Serie A record, to claim in claim the league’s Golden Boot (Capocannoniere) award.Chelsea are currently fourth, three points clear of Arsenal and Manchester United and it is hoped Higuain’s goals will allow Eden Hazard to flourish in his natural role on the left as the club look to secure a top four finish in the Premier League.Angry Chelsea fan phones talkSPORT to call for ‘stubborn’ Sarri to be sackedAt Real Madrid, the Argentina international scored 107 league goals in 190 games, 71 goals in 104 Serie A matches for Napoli and then 40 in 73 Juventus games, with six coming this season for Milan.Chelsea are at home against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday and Sarri said although he wants to see goals being scored, there is plenty more to the striker’s game than hitting the back of the net. 1 RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY last_img read more

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Save with Santa and Watson Hire this Christmas!

first_imgWatson Hire Letterkenny have come up with competitive deals and an excellent exchange rate to make shopping locally the best choice this Christmas.Given the recent rise in sterling Watson Hire are offering some amazing deals across all products.Watsons have received big reductions on prices from many of their top brand suppliers due to the fall in sterling and they are now passing these great savings onto their customers On top of the great savings Watsons are also offering €1.30 for £1.00 to add even more value in the run up to Christmas. When you add all this together, it equates to up to 50% discount typical RRP.John Watson said “With sterling on the way up again, it’s a great time to buy those items you’ve been waiting for, we recognise that many Donegal customers are paid in sterling so we have decided to give them the best value around” “We are also very appreciative of our loyal local customers and want to make sure that they reap the value of the rising pound and that’s why we are passing on these great savings. Buy local and save this Christmas.” Save with Santa and Watson Hire this Christmas! was last modified: December 8th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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So long Rose! Much-loved staff member retires from Kelly’s Diner

first_imgStaff at Kelly’s American Diner in Letterkenny bid a fond farewell to Rose Black as she completed her last ever shift and began her retirement.The surprise party this afternoon saw Rose being presented with flowers, gifts and champagne from Mairtin, Angie and all the staff.Rose has worked in the Mountain Top for many years and has worked for 4 different owners. She has enjoyed a career in the industry for the past 43 years and will be leaving at the top of her game. She will be missed by many loyal customers and staff who she trained over the years. It was an emotional party today as staff raised a toast to Rose.Mairtin said some kind words about Rose at the party: “Rose joined Kelly’s when it belonged to her nephew Jason Black many years ago. I’m sure you will all agree the wonderful, pleasant impact and contribution Rose has made to our team here at Kelly’s.“We are indeed very fortunate to have had the privilege of sharing Rose’s expertise, work ethic and commitment. Rose over the last few years in particular has achieved countless goals and received many awards. “Rose you have left a remarkable legacy behind and one that will remain with us for years to come. You are leaving Kelly’s a much better place than when you found it and that in itself will remain a lasting tribute to your professionalism.“We will all miss you Rose – our colleague, a confidant, a friend, a counsellor, a shoulder to lean on, a leader, a visionary and indeed a true lady.“Remember us fondly Rose and may the years that lie ahead be filled with laughter, happiness and many more dreams achieved. This is our wish for you as we say “so long” but not farewell.”So long Rose! Much-loved staff member retires from Kelly’s Diner was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Kelly’s Dinerretirementlast_img read more

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Tiger teams lose to D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield boys basketball team suffered a tough loss to D.C. Everest on Dec. 18, losing to the Evergreens 62-59 at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse. The Evergreens ran their record to 6-1, including a perfect 3-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.Everest held an early advantage, taking a 36-30 lead into halftime. The Tigers stormed back to make it a close game in the second half, but Everest was able to withstand the charge and escaped with a win.Marshfield got 22 points from Brant Bohman and 17 points from Isaac Meverden. Preston Wagner added 13 points for the Tigers.Bryan Halambeck led the Evergreens with 17 points. Zion Turner added 13 and Alec Stuedemann had 11.The Tigers next will play at the Waunakee Invitational Dec. 27-28.The Tiger girls, meanwhile, also lost to the Evergreens Dec. 18, getting beat in Schofield 44-42. D.C. Everest got a last second shot from Hanna Stuedemann off a missed free throw to give the Evergreens the win. Everest had a 22-16 advantage going into halftime and was able to hold off a Marshfield rally in the second half to preserve the victory.Marshfield got 14 points from Kaydee Johnson, who was 8-8 from the free throw line. Jenna Jakobi added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Alexis Wojnowiak led Everest with 12 points. Malorie Schmoll added 11, and Hannah Stuedemann also scored 11 for the Evergreens.The Tiger girls will host Hudson and Oshkosh-North on Dec. 27-28 at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse.last_img read more

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