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17 Dec 18
Maine Crime Writers

Kate Flora: This past Saturday, Ken and I gave our annual holiday party for our neighbors. When one of them asked how long we’ve been giving this party, I pulled out my ancient copy of Martha Stewart’s Entertaining and checked the publication date. It was 1982. That Christmas, we went to a party for the […]

17 Dec 18
The Quick and Dirty Bibliophile

This week’s contemporary romance highlights features 49 new releases. Titles with * are available on #KindleUnlimited. ✨📚Happy Reading! 📚✨ Sunday, 12/16  • Hot Cakes* (Sweet Tooth Book 4) by Ted Evans • Expose* by Henley Maverick • BFF: Forever* (BFF, Book 3) by Devon McCormack (@devonmccormack) • ReWined*: Volume 3 (Party Ever After) by Kim Karr (@authorkimkarr) • Veracity* (Jilted Book 2) by S.M. Shade (@authorsmshade) • Pinky […]

17 Dec 18
Applied Unificationism

By J. Andrew Combs The climate change debate should be a scientific discussion, but it has become more of a political one. The political discourse, along with the money it can bring to grant funding, has infected the scientific community and its objectivity. This makes what is already a complex scientific problem a difficult sociological […]

17 Dec 18
Rosi Hollinbeck

Thought for the Day: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. “ ~ Winston Churchill ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The post HERE by Romy Sommer on Jami Gold’s blog may be the best I’ve ever seen on writing the dreaded synopsis. My critique […]

16 Dec 18
Lefty and Black Dog

When we were kids, sometimes Mother would bring home Cracker Jacks for us. She had to get the three-pack size that was somehow glued together in such a way that you had to practically rip the boxes apart to separate them, but since mainly what we wanted—aside from a sugar rush like no other—was the […]

16 Dec 18
Data, Analytics and beyond

Tom Breur 16 December 2018 “Big Data” are often characterized by the “3 V’s”: Volume, Velocity and Variety. Those three V’s are said to have been coined by Doug Laney, in his “3D Data Management” paper from 2001. Later (2014) a fourth V got added that is commonly recognized: “Veracity.” It reflects how much uncertainty, […]

16 Dec 18
Paige's Blog

According to dictionary.com, big data can be defined as extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions. Essentially, big data is used by many online platforms for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest and most recognizable ways how big […]

16 Dec 18
East Bay Times
OAKLAND — This was the McClymonds team that wasn’t supposed to be in this position. The Warriors had lost 18 players from last year’s team that went 14-0. Their starting quarterback then went down with a season-ending injury midway through their Oakland Athletic League schedule. Nothing, though, was going to stop McClymonds from making history. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Behind a punishing run game, a handful of big plays from their passing game and a stifling defense, the Warriors beat Garfield-Los Angeles 32-6 in the Division 4-A  state title game Saturday at Laney College to become the first public school to win three straight California Interscholastic Federation championships in the modern era. As the clocked ticked down in the fourth quarter, McClymonds players and coaches began raising three fingers in the air. When the game ended, Warriors coach Michael Peters, still wet from the Gatorade bath he took from a few minutes before, held the state championship trophy over his head. “It’s very special,” Peters said of his team. “This group, nobody expected us to be here.” Like the Montclarion Facebook page for neighborhood news and conversation from Montclair and beyond. McClymonds’ defense, the team’s strength all season long, held Garfield (13-2) to just 23 net yards of offense in the first half and 120 for the game. The Warriors also had two interceptions, sacked Garfield quarterback Jonathan Bautista three times and recovered one Bulldogs fumble. Running back Jarmar Julien ran for 180 yards on 22 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run with 18 seconds left in the third quarter to help McClymonds take a 20-6 lead. Adi Anderson had two touchdown runs, including a 20-yard run with 2:55 to go in regulation time. They shared the spotlight on offense with freshman quarterback Dreyan Paul, who took over behind center after K’aun Green was injured in late October. Paul threw two touchdown passes, a 28-yarder to Edward Woods in the first quarter and a 26-yarder to Da’voenne Sanders in the fourth quarter, and finished 10-for-16 for 136 yards and no interceptions. Peters felt Garfield was going to sell out to stop the Warriors’ run game. But Paul’s ability to stay cool under pressure and complete passes without turning the ball over was critical. “He’s a kid, he’s got ice water in his veins, he made a couple of mistakes, but we roll with him,” Peters said of Paul. “We got three more good years (with him), so hopefully we can get back here again one day. To three-peat is hard.” Mack’s Sanders with a terrific 26-yard TD catch, Warriors now lead 26-6 with 10:00 left in fourth quarter @CIFState @DarrenSabedra @JensenPhil @EastBayTimes pic.twitter.com/Hkrk4tFyd6 — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) December 16, 2018 The victory capped an emotional year for McClymonds, which dedicated its season to Dean Hodges, the team’s longtime manager and a 1989 graduate of McClymonds who passed away earlier this year after a long illness. Hodges was best friends with Peters, who wore a t-shirt with Hodges’ picture on it. The McClymonds players held up a poster of Hodges after the game, and had stickers on the backs of their helmets all season long. “We said we were going to set out and do it for him,” Peters said. “This is not my best team. But they sold out, dug deep in their heart and pulled out a win for him.” McClymonds (12-2) became just the third team, and the first from a public school, to win three straight CIF bowl game titles. De La Salle won four straight Open Division titles from 2009-2012, and Central Catholic won three straight Division IV titles from 2012-2014 and the Small School Open Division crown in 2015. McClymonds won the 5-A state title in 2016 and the 5-AA crown last year. “I don’t even know how to feel right now,” senior defensive end Islee Cassidy, who has been on the varsity team for four seasons. “It’s a wonderful feeling, doing this three times in a row.” Woods’ touchdown catch was the game’s only score in the first half, and with the way the Warriors’ defense was playing, it looked like that 6-0 lead might actually be enough to win. But on its second drive of the second half, Garfield moved the ball 76 yards on 10 plays, with Nicholas Delgadillo capping the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 7:00 to go in the third quarter. Garfield’s drive was aided by a roughing the passer call and a pass interference penalty on the McClymonds defense. Garfield also had its longest play from scrimmage on the drive, a 27-yard catch by Abel Martinez to set up Delgadillo’s run. “The penalties got them downfield,” Peters said. “I think my defense played very well. (Garfield) came in very prepared, I think we were just a little more physical and we wore them down a little bit.” McClymonds answered back with a game-altering drive. The Warriors moved the ball 54 yards on seven plays, with Anderson capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, to take a 12-6 lead with 3:53 to go in the third quarter. McClymonds’ Tre Larkins (42) Mark Hoching (56) pressure Garfield quarterback Jonathan Bautista (18) in the second quarter of the CIF Division 4-A state championship football game at Laney College in Oakland on Saturday, Dec. 15. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) “That was huge,” Peters said. “Last week (against Aptos) we were down 14-0. We just had to get one more stop and I knew our guys were going to come up with some big plays.” This year’s McClymonds team once again tested itself this season with a grueling nonleague schedule against schools with much larger enrollments. The Warriors took on an eventual Northern California champion (Liberty), a North Coast Section finalist (Marin Catholic) and three other teams (Palo Alto, Downey-Modesto and San Leandro) that all at least reached the second round of their respective playoff brackets. McClymonds lost to Liberty 42-14 and to Palo Alto 29-20, a game the Warriors felt they should have won. Still, they beat Marin Catholic 26-0, Downey 20-14 and San Leandro 16-0. What winning your third straight state title looks like. McClymonds beats Garfield 32-6 @DarrenSabedra @JensenPhil @CIFState @EastBayTimes pic.twitter.com/oGOp9iePsH — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) December 16, 2018 The move was meant to not only prepare for the state playoffs, but to also see how the Warriors stacked up against some of Northern California’s better teams. It took some time to round into form, but once the Warriors figured it out, they were unstoppable, finishing the season on a 11-game win streak. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“We lost 18 seniors from last year,” Peters said. “Defensively we returned nine, offensively, we were really empty, but it took the whole preseason to get us right.” The Bulldogs came into Saturday with impressive credentials of their own, as they went 6-0 in the Los Angeles City Section’s Eastern League, outscoring opponents 292-36 along the way. In 14 games, Garfield’s offense racked up 63 touchdowns and over 5,000 total yards and its defense allowed 10 points or fewer 11 times. Garfield’s only loss was to Narbonne-Harbor City (55-7) in the L.A. City Section title game on Nov. 23. “We had a lot of film on them and we saw what they liked to do, and saw what they didn’t like,” Peters said. “We prepared well.”
16 Dec 18
The Mercury News
OAKLAND — This was the McClymonds team that wasn’t supposed to be in this position. The Warriors had lost 18 players from last year’s team that went 14-0. Their starting quarterback then went down with a season-ending injury midway through their Oakland Athletic League schedule. Nothing, though, was going to stop McClymonds from making history. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Behind a punishing run game, a handful of big plays from their passing game and a stifling defense, the Warriors beat Garfield-Los Angeles 32-6 in the Division 4-A  state title game Saturday at Laney College to become the first public school to win three straight California Interscholastic Federation championships in the modern era. As the clocked ticked down in the fourth quarter, McClymonds players and coaches began raising three fingers in the air. When the game ended, Warriors coach Michael Peters, still wet from the Gatorade bath he took from a few minutes before, held the state championship trophy over his head. “It’s very special,” Peters said of his team. “This group, nobody expected us to be here.” Like the Montclarion Facebook page for neighborhood news and conversation from Montclair and beyond. McClymonds’ defense, the team’s strength all season long, held Garfield (13-2) to just 23 net yards of offense in the first half and 120 for the game. The Warriors also had two interceptions, sacked Garfield quarterback Jonathan Bautista three times and recovered one Bulldogs fumble. Running back Jarmar Julien ran for 180 yards on 22 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run with 18 seconds left in the third quarter to help McClymonds take a 20-6 lead. Adi Anderson had two touchdown runs, including a 20-yard run with 2:55 to go in regulation time. They shared the spotlight on offense with freshman quarterback Dreyan Paul, who took over behind center after K’aun Green was injured in late October. Paul threw two touchdown passes, a 28-yarder to Edward Woods in the first quarter and a 26-yarder to Da’voenne Sanders in the fourth quarter, and finished 10-for-16 for 136 yards and no interceptions. Peters felt Garfield was going to sell out to stop the Warriors’ run game. But Paul’s ability to stay cool under pressure and complete passes without turning the ball over was critical. “He’s a kid, he’s got ice water in his veins, he made a couple of mistakes, but we roll with him,” Peters said of Paul. “We got three more good years (with him), so hopefully we can get back here again one day. To three-peat is hard.” Mack’s Sanders with a terrific 26-yard TD catch, Warriors now lead 26-6 with 10:00 left in fourth quarter @CIFState @DarrenSabedra @JensenPhil @EastBayTimes pic.twitter.com/Hkrk4tFyd6 — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) December 16, 2018 The victory capped an emotional year for McClymonds, which dedicated its season to Dean Hodges, the team’s longtime manager and a 1989 graduate of McClymonds who passed away earlier this year after a long illness. Hodges was best friends with Peters, who wore a t-shirt with Hodges’ picture on it. The McClymonds players held up a poster of Hodges after the game, and had stickers on the backs of their helmets all season long. “We said we were going to set out and do it for him,” Peters said. “This is not my best team. But they sold out, dug deep in their heart and pulled out a win for him.” McClymonds (12-2) became just the third team, and the first from a public school, to win three straight CIF bowl game titles. De La Salle won four straight Open Division titles from 2009-2012, and Central Catholic won three straight Division IV titles from 2012-2014 and the Small School Open Division crown in 2015. McClymonds won the 5-A state title in 2016 and the 5-AA crown last year. “I don’t even know how to feel right now,” senior defensive end Islee Cassidy, who has been on the varsity team for four seasons. “It’s a wonderful feeling, doing this three times in a row.” Woods’ touchdown catch was the game’s only score in the first half, and with the way the Warriors’ defense was playing, it looked like that 6-0 lead might actually be enough to win. But on its second drive of the second half, Garfield moved the ball 76 yards on 10 plays, with Nicholas Delgadillo capping the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 7:00 to go in the third quarter. Garfield’s drive was aided by a roughing the passer call and a pass interference penalty on the McClymonds defense. Garfield also had its longest play from scrimmage on the drive, a 27-yard catch by Abel Martinez to set up Delgadillo’s run. “The penalties got them downfield,” Peters said. “I think my defense played very well. (Garfield) came in very prepared, I think we were just a little more physical and we wore them down a little bit.” McClymonds answered back with a game-altering drive. The Warriors moved the ball 54 yards on seven plays, with Anderson capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, to take a 12-6 lead with 3:53 to go in the third quarter. McClymonds’ Tre Larkins (42) Mark Hoching (56) pressure Garfield quarterback Jonathan Bautista (18) in the second quarter of the CIF Division 4-A state championship football game at Laney College in Oakland on Saturday, Dec. 15. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) “That was huge,” Peters said. “Last week (against Aptos) we were down 14-0. We just had to get one more stop and I knew our guys were going to come up with some big plays.” This year’s McClymonds team once again tested itself this season with a grueling nonleague schedule against schools with much larger enrollments. The Warriors took on an eventual Northern California champion (Liberty), a North Coast Section finalist (Marin Catholic) and three other teams (Palo Alto, Downey-Modesto and San Leandro) that all at least reached the second round of their respective playoff brackets. McClymonds lost to Liberty 42-14 and to Palo Alto 29-20, a game the Warriors felt they should have won. Still, they beat Marin Catholic 26-0, Downey 20-14 and San Leandro 16-0. What winning your third straight state title looks like. McClymonds beats Garfield 32-6 @DarrenSabedra @JensenPhil @CIFState @EastBayTimes pic.twitter.com/oGOp9iePsH — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) December 16, 2018 The move was meant to not only prepare for the state playoffs, but to also see how the Warriors stacked up against some of Northern California’s better teams. It took some time to round into form, but once the Warriors figured it out, they were unstoppable, finishing the season on a 11-game win streak. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]”We lost 18 seniors from last year,” Peters said. “Defensively we returned nine, offensively, we were really empty, but it took the whole preseason to get us right.” The Bulldogs came into Saturday with impressive credentials of their own, as they went 6-0 in the Los Angeles City Section’s Eastern League, outscoring opponents 292-36 along the way. In 14 games, Garfield’s offense racked up 63 touchdowns and over 5,000 total yards and its defense allowed 10 points or fewer 11 times. Garfield’s only loss was to Narbonne-Harbor City (55-7) in the L.A. City Section title game on Nov. 23. “We had a lot of film on them and we saw what they liked to do, and saw what they didn’t like,” Peters said. “We prepared well.”
16 Dec 18
Krystal

Jarmal Julien rushed for 173 yards, including a back-breaking 75-yard touchdown near the end of the third quarter, and Oakland McClymonds High pulled away from Garfield 32-6 on Saturday night at Laney College to win the CIF 4-A championship. For the Bulldogs (13-2), it was a nightmarish end to… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times […]

16 Dec 18
CHESMONTSPORTS.COM

T.C. Williams (Va.) 49, Henderson 34 – Grace Ferguson recorded a double-double with 15 rebounds and 11 points and Erin Thompson contributed 9 points for the Warriors (3-1) in their nonleague loss to T.C. Williams of Alexandria, Va., at the She Got Game Classic in Washington, D.C. Saturday. The loss was the first of the […]

16 Dec 18

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skol69solo: More lovely natural Laney jilling and cumming with her toy

16 Dec 18
Kauff's Korner

Friday night’s action produced a career milestone and several teams keeping winning streaks going. Sunshine McCrae scored point number 1000 in Trinity’s 50-40 victory over Camp Hill. Trinity stayed unbeaten (3-0) and the Cumberland Valley Eagles and the Mechanicsburg Wildcats continued their streaks to 4 games. The Eagles beat Mifflin County 51-37 and the Wildcats […]

16 Dec 18
Things2Things

So this time of year you get really excited for Christmas and the hot chocolate, and the cooler weather. But this year it has been hard for it to feel like Christmas to me. So for me to make it feel more like the Christmas season I have thought about some fun Christmas activities to […]

15 Dec 18
HRB Sport

FA Trophy First Round BARNET 3 Bath City 2 The Bees looked to have booked their place in round two after a stunning opening 23 minutes which saw them race into a 3-0 lead. Wes Fonguck scored the first within the opening minute collecting Jack Taylor’s pass to thump his seventh goal of the season […]

15 Dec 18
Trish Travels Light

We came to Toronto to revisit a city that Jacqui lived in for nine years, loved, became Canadian in, published a book in, and misses constantly. We gave ourselves three months here and found an Airbnb in Roncesvalles Village, a suburb just west of downtown. It’s close to High Park, a Municipal Park which remains […]