Trojans Sweep Knights In Middle School Football

first_imgThe Sunman-Dearborn Trojans traveled to South Dearborn Tuesday night for a 7th and 8th grade football battle.The 7th grade Trojans came away with a low scoring win in the first game. The first score came from a Devon Donanworth carry for touchdown, capped off with a successful 2 point conversion pass from Gabe Patton to David Badescu. The Trojans next score came in the second half when Andrew Struewing carried the ball for a touchdown. Late in the game the South Dearborn’s Shawn Fisher got the ball back into the Squire’s hands recovering a Trojan fumble, but they were not able to capitalize on the turnover. Trojans win 14-0.The 8th grade Trojans kept their win streak alive with another win 25-0. Eric Rosemeyer ran the ball in for the first two Trojan touchdowns. Alex Maxwell would have the other two Trojan trips to the end zone with a carry and a 48 yard catch from Isaiah Wheat. Maxwell and Rosemeyer were the main ball carriers with 98 yards and 37 yards respectively. Despite completing only 4 of 11 passes, Wheat still passed for 100 yards. His main receivers were Maxwell for 67 yards and Jack Hutchins for 34.The Trojans will be back in action next week with a 7th/8th grade game welcoming Greensburg on Tuesday and traveling to LaSalle on Thursday for Tower Titans.Courtesy of Trojans Statistician Stewart Durham.last_img read more

Van Gaal hopeful of keeping De Gea

first_img But Van Gaal does not think that was a sign from De Gea that his four-year spell at United was up. ”I believe still that David de Gea shall stay,” the United manager said. Following the stalemate against Arsenal, Van Gaal sounded somewhat more pessimistic about his star goalkeeper, who was named club player of the season this week for the second successive year. Two days after saying he had drawn up a list of potential replacements for United’s player of the season, the Dutchman admitted the lure of returning to his homeland may end up being too strong for De Gea. Van Gaal said in his post-match press conference last weekend: ”He is Spanish and his girlfriend is Spanish, now a Spanish club is coming, his father and mother come every week or every two weeks here, so it is difficult. But we would be very happy if he stays.” But there was a more optimistic tone from Van Gaal when he spoke at his weekly press conference at Carrington on Friday. The Spain international may even take the gloves back off Victor Valdes, who replaced De Gea after he suffered his hamstring injury. ”I want to play him against Hull City because of the fact that I have to put out my strongest team,” Van Gaal said. Real Madrid are interested in signing De Gea this summer and contract talks between United and the Spaniard have so far been unproductive. The 24-year-old waved to United fans as he left the pitch at Old Trafford last week after suffering an injury in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal. Press Association Louis van Gaal gave hope to Manchester United fans on Friday when he said he was optimistic about the chances of goalkeeper David de Gea staying at Old Trafford. ”And I think with David de Gea we have the strongest team. “I think De Gea is a better goalkeeper (than Valdes). ”He (De Gea) has trained today for the first time. He still had a problem so we have to wait and see tomorrow.” It is not just De Gea’s future that has been the source of speculation over the last few weeks. A number of players still have question marks over their futures. Robin van Persie, Anders Lindegaard, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nani, Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson, Radamel Falcao and Javier Hernandez all could be playing their football elsewhere next year – either on loan or permanently. Van Gaal has spoken to a number of them about their futures already and will conclude discussions over the weekend. ”I shall talk with them maybe tomorrow,” Van Gaal said. ”We have a farewell drink after the match. I have the Monday to talk, and I have already this week for some players to talk so I shall do that. ”You have to wait and see how these talks develop in staying or going away.” After those discussions end, Van Gaal will fly to his villa in the Algarve for a well-earned rest. The 63-year-old had just two days off after the World Cup so he is looking forward to a break, but his phone will be close by his side just in case he is needed for any transfer business. “Immediately after the match we will have a farewell drink and after that we have a recovery day, and then we go off,” he told MUTV. “All the players have to fly out to international duties but I will go on holidays and I’m willing to go to my paradise in Portugal.” Asked if all transfer business will be left to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during that time, Van Gaal said: “No, not to Ed because you also have a telephone and computer, so we are always in contact. “As a manager, you never have holidays but I am in a better climate than here in Manchester. I am sorry to say that!” Van Gaal, who has Wayne Rooney available for Sunday’s match, wants to end the season on a high even though he knows victory against Hull would mean relegation for former United defender Steve Bruce. Van Gaal added: ”I have said to the players in spite of him being a Manchester United guy, we have to do what everybody is expecting from us. ”We have the same approach as ever. We have to give our utmost best.” last_img read more

Broward Extends Curfew; Deputies Crack Down on “Roving Car Clubs”

first_imgIf you live work or play in Broward County, officials have some news for you.The county’s nighttime curfew has been extended, they announced Wednesday.However, residents will no longer be legally responsible for making sure their guests wear masks.The changes came in an order signed by County Administrator Bertha Henry.It extends the county’s curfew, which runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, through at least this Monday.The curfew, which was imposed two weeks ago, was originally set to expire on Saturday.Broward Mayor Dale Holness said it could be extended further, although there is no consensus on how long to extend it.The curfew is “something we believe has worked for us in reducing the number of parties that were happening overnight,” Holness said. “As a result of actions that we’ve taken, we’ve seen some leveling off of the spread of the virus.”In addition, Broward’s mask mandate remains in effect, albeit with a slight change.The new order clarifies that residents are not required to wear the coverings inside their homes, nor are they responsible for making their guests wear masks.State rules still prevent gatherings of more than 10 people if they are not from the same family, but guests are now responsible for wearing masks if social distancing is not possible.The policy change came days after a Broward County resident sued the county over the provision that made people responsible for their guests’ behavior.#Broward Mayor ⁦@HolnessD9⁩ announces new County Administrator Emergency Order 20-23— Broward County Commission (@browardinfo) July 29, 2020 That lawsuit claimed that the requirement violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.Violators of the mandate were subject to civil and criminal penalties, including a $1,000 fine for each violation.In another change announced Wednesday, rules for safety signs in English, Creole and Spanish also will now apply to all businesses, rather than just to restaurants and retail shops.On a related note, a recent crackdown by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on parties and “roving car clubs” is helping to curb violence and the local spread of the virus, according to Sheriff Gregory Tony.“Two weeks ago, we launched an enforcement operation which was twofold,” he said. “One, reducing the large parties that were occurring where we had got to the point where 1,100-plus calls for service had come in through the Sheriff’s Office related to these parties.”The efforts also targeted what Tony referred to as “roving car clubs,” where groups of people would drive 20 and 40 cars through the county and congregate for parties. Some of those events would end in violence, he adds.Deputies responded to and broke up 13 gatherings; issued 260 citations; arrested 25 people on charges such as grand theft and driving under the influence; and seized three guns. Sheriff Tony said all of the incidents were resolved without violence.He added that the enforcement operations will continue for the time being.The Florida Department of Health reported Wednesday that Broward has 52,970 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 638 deaths.last_img read more

UW players to watch in 2010

first_imgWithout a doubt, UW’s brightest star is tailback John Clay. He’s also one of their biggest. At over 250 pounds, the junior regularly plows through defenders, but maintains the breakaway ability to take it the distance on any given play. Clay earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors last season after compiling 1,517 yards and 18 touchdowns, and the spotlight will once again be focused on the bruising back. With all five starters on the offensive line returning and a wealth of experience under his belt, Clay should produce another tremendous season on the ground for the run-happy Badgers and perhaps earn an invite to the Heisman Trophy presentation at season’s end.Scott Tolzien – Sr., quarterback, No. 16 With some newcomers debuting on the defensive line, UW is lucky to have J.J. Watt ready to lead the way. The overpowering defensive end is hard to miss – listed at 6-foot-6 and 285-pounds. However, the junior has quickness off the ball and brute strength, and he will be counted on to be a disruptive force on the line of scrimmage for the Badger defense after recording 15.5 tackles for loss in 2009. After that breakthrough season, look for Watt to wreak havoc in opponent’s backfields and make big plays week in and week out this fall.Chris Borland – Soph., linebacker, No. 44 When the UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst needs a big play through the air, he’ll look no further than No.1. Nick Toon has all the physical tools to be a dominant wideout – soft hands, a 6-foot 3 frame, terrific speed and the leaping ability to make jaw-dropping catches. Toon reeled in 54 catches for over 800 yards last season and the junior appears ready to burst onto the scene as one of the conference’s top receivers this fall.J.J. Watt – Jr., defensive end, No. 99 Running backs tend to get the headlines here in Madison, but a potent aerial attack should be in full force with returning starter Scott Tolzien under center. Tolzien was the surprise winner of the starting job last fall, but after breaking the UW record for completions in a season and leading the team to 10 wins, no one doubts Wisconsin’s signal caller. Tolzien shows toughness and grit, taking hits to complete clutch throws, but he struggled in big games, throwing costly picks against Ohio State and Iowa. It’s been years since UW had an established returning starter at the quarterback position and if Tolzien can cut down on the interceptions, he could produce one of the best seasons for a Badger QB in recent memory.Lance Kendricks – Sr., tight end, No. 84 Have you ever seen someone get hit so hard that the decal on the side of their helmet flew off? Badger fans have seen it with their own eyes thanks to the one and only Jay Valai. Standing at 5-foot-9 Valai is known as one of the Big Ten’s hardest hitters and opponents are always well aware of his presence on the field. The energetic, smack-talking Valai brings a lot of personality and physicality to the UW secondary. And he’ll be the first to tell you.center_img You never know what kind of production you’re going to get from a true freshman, but it didn’t take long for the UW coaches to realize they had something special in Chris Borland. After posting 54 tackles, 5 sacks, and forcing and recovering three fumbles, Borland was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year. The multi-talented Borland was a sparkplug on defense, but he also returned six kickoffs and even hit three extra points when UW had some kicking issues in its game against Hawaii. Not bad for a freshman.Jay Valai – Sr., safety, No. 2 Any program that has Big Ten title aspirations needs star power. And entering the 2010-2011 season, it’s safe to say Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin Badgers have plenty of it.UW has tremendous depth and experience returning this fall, but there is a select group of Badgers that will be counted on to deliver in big ways.Here is a rundown of the seven Badgers you must know before entering the gates of Camp Randall Stadium.John Clay – Jr., running back, No. 32 The Badgers churn out NFL-caliber tight ends on a regular basis, and Lance Kendricks is next in line. A converted wide receiver, Kendricks has tremendous athleticism and reliable hands that make him a nightmare for opposing defenses. And after years in the UW program, the senior has developed into a physical blocker. Having recorded over 100 yards receiving in last season’s Champs Sports Bowl victory over Miami, Kendricks is primed for a big season as UW’s go-to target on third downs and in the red zone.Nick Toon, Jr., wide receiver, No.1last_img read more

Clownin’ around

first_imgTaught by Associate Professor of Theatre Practice Eric Trules, “the Cumeezi Bozo Ensemble,” USC’s resident clown troupe, meet every Monday and Wednesday to dress up in clown makeup and costume, walking around campus entertaining students with various circus antics and shenanigans.Jessica Zhao | Daily Trojanlast_img

Miraculous putt sinks USC in Arizona

first_imgThe Trojans seemed to finally have it in their grasp. The No. 13 USC men’s golf team, 13 months removed from its last tournament victory, was in a great position on the final hole of its title match with New Mexico in the 2010 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship in Tucson, Ariz.Firing · Freshman T.J. Vogel won his singles match 5 and 4 over UNM’s James Erkenbeck Tuesday at the Callaway Match Play Championships. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The Trojans and Lobos had split the day’s first four matches, leaving USC freshman Martin Trainer and New Mexico’s John Catlin to battle for the deciding point.Trainer was two holes up with two to play but bogeyed the 17th. Catlin made birdie to extend the match. On the par-four 18th, Trainer hit his approach shot to inside 15 feet while Catlin’s second shot left him over 30 feet from the cup.With members of both teams watching around the green, Catlin drained the long putt while Trainer missed his.“Shocked. Absolutely shocked,” USC coach Chris Zambri said about his team’s reaction to Catlin’s putt. “He had about 32 feet, putting straight down a big swell, and if he misses the putt we win, and he made it.”On the first playoff hole Trainer hit his drive into a cactus and made bogey. Catlin made par and gave the Lobos the tournament championship.“I felt like I should have won but I just kind of fell apart at the end,” Trainer said. “It was kind of a miraculous putt on the 18th hole for him but all credit to him.”Trainer’s loss in the final was the only defeat he suffered during the week. He won three straight matches over the first two days of the tournament to help USC reach the final.USC, seeded eighth in the 16-team field, defeated No. 9 Texas Christian University in the first round 4-1 with match victories from Trainer, freshman T.J. Vogel, sophomore Steve Lim and junior Matt Giles.Next up was top-seeded Stanford, ranked No. 2 in the nation. The Trojans squeaked out a 3-2 victory with wins from Trainer, Vogel and Lim.In the semifinals, Trainer, Lim and freshman Stewart Hagestad grabbed wins to help USC beat Colorado State 3-2 and advance to the final.Vogel and Giles won their matches against New Mexico State, but it wasn’t enough.“It’s certainly good preparation for the national championship,” Zambri said, referring to the match play format at the NCAA championship. “You can’t win a national title if you don’t win three matches in match play.”The Trojans were busy over the break as well, finishing in a tie for third at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters held March 12 to 14 in Las Vegas.Vogel turned in another impressive display in the desert, finishing second overall for the second straight tournament. His three round total of four over par was one shot behind tournament winner Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State.“My game is about as good as it has been,” Vogel said. “There are a few things I need to work on short game wise but ball-striking wise I’m at the highest I’ve ever been. I feel really confident.”As a team, USC shot 44 over par, nine strokes behind co-champions UNLV and UCLA.Hagestad shot 13 over and finished in a tie for 21st while Trainer posted a 31st place finish at 16 over par. Lim tied for 37th at 18 over and Giles shot 20 over to finish in a tie for 43rd.With two top-three finishes in the last week, the Trojans are heating up as they move into the stretch run of the season.“This gives us confidence that we can compete with the best, even though we’re young,” Vogel said.Zanbri agreed, saying he had high hopes for his team.“We’re definitely rounding into a team that has a chance to win a national title,” he said. “We can compete with the best teams in the country; there’s no doubt about that.”last_img read more

U-23 AFCON: Ghana eyes final Olympic ticket today

first_imgGhana’s hopes of playing Olympic Games football for the first time since 2004 will hang on a victory against South Africa in Friday’s 3rd/4th place playoff match in the U-23 AFCON tournament in Egypt.The Black Meteors face South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium to see which team gets the final ticket in Tokyo 2020.Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire already have the other two by virtue of their place in the AFCON final.Ghana suffered a painful 3-2 penalty shootout loss to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday and they will have make amends and beat South Africa for the place in Tokyo.Head coach, Ibrahim Tanko, has said that he and his technical team have given the players the needed boost for the match and is confident that they will rise above the loss to the Ivorians and attain their objective.“The semifinal defeat is history now. We spoke with the players and they know the importance of this match. There is one last chance to go to the Olympics and we will do everything not to miss it.”His sentiments are shared by team captain, Yaw Yeboah who believes that going to Japan will be the way to reward themselves after going a very challenging qualifying series and the main tournament.“It will be a very complicated and tough match. With all what we’ve done, it will be difficult to leave without anything at all. We will give our best to get this Olympic qualification.”The match kicks off at 2:30pm Ghana time in Cairo and it precedes the final between Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire.last_img read more

Gyan fit to play against Zambia

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has begun light training with the team in Kumasi, ahead of the crucial world cup qualifier against Zambia Friday.He had gone through an MRI scan which proved that an injury he picked up during training on Monday is not as serious as initially feared.FA spokespersons Sannie Daara the Stars captain was made to through light training as a precautionary measure ahead of the titanic clash with Zambia.Gyan was forced out of training at the Accra Sports stadium Tuesday, after sustaining a thigh injury. This raised fears among fans that the skipper of the team may not be able to play a part in the final group D eliminator. Ghana, currently a point better than Zambia, needs just a draw to progress to the final round of qualifiers.Myjoyonline’s Nathan Gadugah reports that Gyan together with returnee KP Boateng went through light training regime at the Baba Yara stadium to the admiration of fans.Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah visited the Black Stars camp to urge the players to lift the flag of Ghana high by beating Zambia resoundingly. Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu is also scheduled to pay a visit to the team later Wednesday.last_img read more

Gyan wants Ghana’s EPL duo to learn from Gladiator

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan thinks he knows the formula for success in the English Premier League.For him, the Ghanaians in the Premiership must give their all and seek to impress their team fans if they want to be successful.The former Sunderland man who spent one season at the Stadium of Light proved to be an instant his with his goals and choreographed dances.Gyan is hoping for a similar fate for his national team mates. Christian Atsu is with Bournemouth) while  Andre Ayew signed recently for Swansea. “All you have to do is to win the fans [over]. That is the main thing I learnt from the movie Gladiator. Everywhere you go the first thing you have to do is to win over the fans,” Gyan told reporters.“[The Ghanaian players In the EPL] are capable of doing that and they have got that fighting spirit. Andre has got that fighting spirit. The English like you to play with your heart.” “Even [when] things are not going well, let them see you have that eagerness to do something. That is all they want and I can see that in Andre so I just wish them luck.”The captain added that he is solidly behind the pair and will be delighted should they make a meaningful impact on the league.“We are all Ghanaians. We are all praying for them. The Premiership is the best league in the world so we will like to see them doing well and everybody will be happy.”Asamoah Gyan himself is on the verge of completing a mega deal to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG from Al-Ain.–last_img read more

PHOTOS: Black Stars touch down in Comoros, begin final preps

first_imgGhana Black Stars have arrived in Comoro ahead of Fridays 2018 World Cup second qualifying round first leg tie.The team left Accra in the left hours of Wednesday night and touched down in Moroni Thursday morning.The team will train at Stade Said Mohammed Cheikh stadium in Mitsamiouli to familiarize themselves with the synthetic turf.Ghana coach Avram Grant has all 23 players available for the game after the full compliment of the team trained in Accra on Wednesday prior to their departure.The game will kick start Ghana’s campaign to qualify for a fourth successive World Cup. Click to read:Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black StarsGrant feels vindicated with Samuel Tetteh’s call upAvram Grant wants Black Stars bonus issue resolved  Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black Stars – See more at: Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black Stars – See more at:–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more