MMA ends football season with 28-23 loss to Curry

first_imgCASTINE — A fourth-period touchdown lifted the Curry College Colonels to a 28-23 season-ending football win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners on Saturday in Milton, Mass.The Mariners struck first in the seesaw battle, completing a nine-play, 47-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run by freshman fullback James Ferrar just nine seconds into the second quarter.The extra point kick by Johnny Weymouth put the Mariners up 7-0.Curry quickly responded with a 56-yard drive in just four plays, finishing with a five-yard scoring pass from quarterback Mike O’Hearn to Dave DiGiorgi.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut the extra point kick failed, leaving the Colonels trailing 7-6.Curry took the lead later in the period on a 17-play, 87-yard dirve that ended with a touchdown pass from O’Hearn to Lucas Poteau.The extra point kick put the Colonels up 13-7 going into the halftime break.The Colonels struck again in the third period, driving 56 yards on five plays and scoring on a 41-yard touchdown pitch from O’Hearn to Jake Cawlina.The extra point kick by Eli Horne gave Curry a 20-7 lead.The Mariners cut the lead four minutes later when Jacob Doolan completed a 57-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown run.The bid for two-point conversion failed, leaving the Mariners trailing 20-13.But MMA edged in front 21-20 early in the fourth period, completing a 42-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Bradley Reed to freshman Jordan Susi and a two-point conversion rush by Reed.The game-winning score for the Colonels came when O’Hearn connected with Cawlina on a four-yard TD pass with eight minutes to go and then passed to Anthony Nastasi for two extra points for a 28-21 lead.The Mariners added their final two points n a safety in the final minutes of play.For MMA, Doolan finished with 131 yards on 18 carries, junior quarterback Michael Fahey rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries and Ferrar had 70 yards rushing on 14 attempts.Junior linebacker Alex Gamester led the MMA defense with nine solo tackles.The Mariners finished their season with a record of 3-6 overall and 2-5 in the New England Football Conference.MMA’s Doolan was named NEFC Rookie of the Year and a member of the conference Offensive Second Team for his play this season.Doolan led the Mariners in rushing yards with 1,180 on 127 carries and scored eight touchdowns.Conference honors also went to three other Mariners.Juniors John Doyon and Michael Burgess were named to the Defensive First Team, and senior John Ashman was named to the Offensive Second Team.Doyon led the Mariner defense with 74 tackles over the season, and Burgess led MMA with 7.5 sacks, 17 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and two blocks, tallying 57 total tackles.Ashman anchored an offensive line that allowed only seven sacks in nine games and cleared the way for MMA rushers to pile up 3,545 yards on the season. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts 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. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017center_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Biolast_img read more

Women of Troy look to continue success in Oregon

first_imgAfter defending its home court against both Arizona schools last weekend, the women’s basketball team looks to take that momentum and energy on the road this weekend. The team will first face No. 9 Oregon on Friday, who will be coming back from a road sweep in Washington, before taking on No. 15 Oregon State on Sunday. Last season, the Trojans surprised everyone, especially Oregon State, by breaking their seven-game losing streak with a 70-50 win against the Beavers. The team is looking to do the same and more this time around. Forward Kristen Simon is one of three seniors on the Trojans’ squad. Tucker Judkins | Daily Trojan“They know better than me because they did it last year,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “So, I’m going to ask them, ‘How did you beat Oregon State in front of 6,000 people?’ and they’re going to tell me and I’m going to say, ‘You’re going to do the exact same thing, OK?’ So, they know. [They did] it last year, so that’s what we are going to rely on: their experience from last year.”All the starters, except graduate student guard Jordan Adams, who was out with a knee injury her senior year, played against the Oregon schools’ last season. In addition to experience, the starters have been averaging close to the full 40 minutes per game. With that, not only are the players’ stamina improving, but they have also been using every minute to keep practicing for the tough games to come.“I feel like I’m in great shape,” senior guard Sadie Edwards said. “I look at it as a blessing. When I’m not in the game, I am itching to go back in … Being out there as much as I am, it makes me prepared. We’ve been in close games, we’ve got a tough weekend coming up, but there isn’t much that we haven’t seen and [the coaches] do a really good job with calling timeouts and getting us rest when we can, so I feel good about it.”The players will have to bring that spirit to Oregon with them as they are taking on two tough teams back to back. Oregon’s sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 19.4 points per game in comparison to USC senior forward Kristen Simon’s 17.5. However, the Trojans have recently shown a balanced effort from all their starters — each are contributing points, rebounds and assists. Along with that, bench players, like forwards sophomore Ja’Tavia Tapley and junior Marguerite Effa, have slowly seen an increase in playing time and are making plays for their teams when they come in. “We are getting a really balanced effort and we’re playing together,” Edwards said. “Sharing the basketball is fun. When you play together, you play as a team, you defend. I think it’s a lot easier to go out there and play.”The chemistry of the team is tangible. The bench is cheering in response to every point made and the team’s constant communication on the court is audible. Their season hasn’t been perfect, but Trakh is excited for where the team is headed and is only hopeful for what the future brings; he has seen positive progress from the beginning of the season until now. “I think it took a while to evolve there, to think rebounding, defense, assists, the team chemistry, how you relate to your team,” Trakh said. “And it’s ongoing. We’re going to keep working every day. Everything is not perfect right now, but we can work with them and they can work with each other, but I think it’s good right now and I think we are in a good place headed into our last four games.”last_img read more

Beautiful Bosnian wins the 7th Place at the Olympics!

first_imgFemale athlete Selma Kajan, who performed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for the national team of Australia, won the seventh place in her qualification race at 800 meters. She arrived to the end line in 2:05,20 as the seventh contestant, which was not enough for her to qualify for the finals.Selma Kajan is the daughter of Alija and Biba Kajan. They are familiar to the fans of athletics in former Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, who remember them as great athletes, a marathoner and representative of BiH at 400 and 800 meters.Alija Kajan was born in 1958 in Sarajevo. He was a member of Athletic Club Igman and Athletic Club Sarajevo, where he proved himself as an extraordinary athlete at 3.000 meters, 10.000 meters, and marathon. He performed for the national team of the former Yugoslavia in the period from 1985 until 1988, where he achieved remarkable results.He crowned his success with a victory at the Kumrovac marathon, in more than strong competition.In the period from 1984 until 1986, he meets Biba Subašić and they got married soon after. They continued doing athletics in the Athletic Club Sarajevo and in 1988 Alija leaves to Australia, where he still lives and works.Biba still holds the national record of BiH at 400 and 800 meters, which he set in Sarajevo and Zagreb in 1985.Biba also moved to Sydney with their older daughter in 1989. After a while, they got another daughter, Selma, who continued the tradition of the Subašić family, her father Alija and mother Biba, and the crown of her career was the performance at the Olympic Games in Rio.(Source: read more

Escapee jailed

first_imgAn escapee was on Friday sentence to spend the next year in prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Annette Singh.Mark McCalmont originally pleaded not guilty to the offence, which stated that on December 17, 2015, at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, he unlawfully escaped from Police custody.The prosecution contended that on the day in questioned, the defendant was arrested and slapped with a break and entering and larceny charge. He was placed on a bench in the Enquires Office at the Golden Grove Police Station when he escaped from custody.However on the same day, he was rearrested and charged with that offence.Magistrate Annette Singh stated that upon conclusion of the prosecution’s statements, it was determined that a prima facie case has been made out against the defendant.As such, the accused was found guilty and sentenced to one year imprisonment.last_img read more

Ramjattan claims constitutional article mandating Granger’s resignation a “fiction”

first_imgDefying CCJ consequential ordersArticle 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana clearly states that the President and Cabinet must resign after a no-confidence vote, but according to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, this provision is a “fiction”.PPP MP Juan EdghillKhemraj RamjattanHe made this pronouncement during an appearance on radio programme ‘Hot Seat’, hosted by broadcaster Stan Gouveia, alongside People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Bishop Juan Edghill.Ramjattan, who is also a lawyer by profession, described Articles 106 (6) and (7) of the Guyana Constitution as “legal fiction” when he was called out by Edghill for not complying with its provisions, that is, for the Government to resign and have elections within three months.“We’re not going to resign! We are not going to resign because we are still… there’s absolutely nothing in the Constitution that indicates a formal resignation. That was gone through by the CCJ and it was even gone through by the High Court”.“Announce what? Because the next article says notwithstanding that resignation, whatever it is, we continue in government. Who will the President send in his resignation to? I could send my resignation in to the President, but then I stop becoming a Minister that will have any powers whatsoever. So it’s a kind of a legal fiction that is spoken to in that article”.Ramjattan was hotly debated by Edghill, who stressed that Government cannot use the Doctrine of Necessity argument to remain in government without calling elections after September 18, when they were the ones who created the conditions for the necessity in the first place.“What needs to be done is for Granger and his Cabinet to do the first thing, resign. When they resign, they have publicly acknowledged that they intend to comply with the rulings of the CCJ and the Constitution”.“After their defeat, they became a caretaker government. A caretaker government means the Executive, the Cabinet, is disbanded. It means there can be no approval of new legislations, no amendments to current legislation, no implementation of new policy, no treaties signed, no agreements made, no major contracts awarded”.Edghill stressed that Guyana was not in a state of normalcy and that President David Granger needed to lead from the front, act in good faith, and uphold the CCJ rulings and the Constitution of Guyana.PressurePressure has continued to mount on the Government to comply with the Constitution. Recently, representatives of the international community had urged the country’s political players to act swiftly and in compliance with the Constitution, as ordered by the CCJ.In a joint statement issued last week, members of the diplomatic community in Guyana, including the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union, stated they have taken note of the CCJ’s pronouncements on July 12.They said it is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by the CCJ’s ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. The diplomats furthered urged that this adherence be done expeditiously.“The Caribbean Court of Justice – Guyana’s Supreme Court – has spoken. It is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by its ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. We urge everyone to do so expeditiously,” the diplomats said in the joint communique.This follows statements issued by the Private Sector Commission (PSC), which also urged compliance with the Court and Constitution. Dissolving parliament is a necessary step before calling an election. But so far, the President has made no moves to do this.It was only a few days ago that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo wrote President David Granger demanding his resignation. In the letter, Jagdeo reminded the President that since July 12, 2019, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered its consequential orders in the matters of Zulkficar Mustapha versus the AG and others, Christopher Ram versus the AG and others, Bharrat Jagdeo versus the AG and others and Charandass Persaud versus Compton Reid and others.He listed several conditions for the President to accede to, including that the President and his Cabinet immediately resign and that the President issue a proclamation dissolving Parliament. He also called for the President to fix a date for the next General and Regional Elections, not beyond September 18, 2019.Jagdeo reminded the President that CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders had said that when the No-Confidence Motion was passed on December 21, 2019, Article 106 of the Constitution had immediately been activated.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.last_img read more

Startup Hiring Negotiations 3 Keys to Landing Top Talent

first_imgWhen you’re trying to land a superstar for your team, you need to stay in the driver’s seat during startup hiring negotiations. As your business begins to take off and your team begins to expand, you want to make sure you have the staff in place to propel you forward. So when the chance to land a superstar from a tech giant like Google or Facebook comes along, the excitement will be palpable. But, as Hunter Walk explains in this post on his blog, it’s important to be cautious and thorough during startup hiring negotiations. As excited as you are at the prospect of adding a heavy hitter to your team, it’s important to remember that the candidate might simply see you as a bargaining chip with their current employer. Walker lays out three key questions you can ask that will give you the best look at the situation. Photo by: Steve JohnsonAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more