The County Championship

26 May 19
Lamar Ledger
The Springfield girls track team capped the season with another strong showing in the Class 1A Division of the Colorado State Track and Field Championships that were recently May 16-18 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. In the final event Saturday, the 4×400 relay team comprised of sophomore Payton Arbuthnot, freshman Alayah Meltabarger, sophomore Brinlyn Dukes, and junior Benisa Ellis claimed a state championship in the event with a new school record of 4:18.80. In the process, the victory earned the Lady Longhorns a third-place finish in the final team standings. “Our 4×400 team needed to win the race in order to move from seventh place finish into third place,”  Springfield head trach Mike Jaco said. “In doing so, we moved past four teams to finish third overall. To run your best race of the year after a grueling three days of competition says a lot about the kind of athletes and the size of their hearts that I have competing for me.” It marked the fifth year in the row that the Springfield girls track program garnered a top three finish in the state team standings. Springfield placed third in 2015, placed second in 2016, won the state championship in 2017, and was second in 2018. DeBeque ran away with this year’s state team title with 108 points. Heritage Christian was second with 73 points and Springfield followed with 60 points to edge out Merino with 57 points for third. Springfield standout Benisa Ellis also captured a state championship in the 800 run during Friday’s competition. She broke her own school record with a time of 2:23.06. Coach Jaco said that Ellis held the lead the entire race, with no one really pushing her. “It was an awesome performance to beat her personal record by a second and a half,” lauded her coach. “Benisa was disappointed with our team being beat in the 800 sprint medley on Thursday morning.  It was a collision in the exchange zone that brought her to a complete stop and then taking the lead only to get caught at the finish line to end up in second place. Still not bad after a five-hour bus ride that morning and no time to adjust to the change in altitude.” Also in Friday’s competition, Springfield’s 4×200 relay team of Alayah Meltabarger, sophomore Lauren Vivo, Brinlyn Dukes, and junior Kylie Parks placed second. The Lady Longhorns’ 4×800 relay team comprised of senior Zoe Alberti, Payton Arbuthnot, senior Abigail Garcia, and Brinlyn Dukes finished sixth on the same day. On the final day of the state competition Saturday, Ellis competed in the 400 dash, where she returned as the defending state champion. In a tough race, she had to settle for fourth place. In the 4×100 relay on Saturday, Springfield placed second behind the team of Payton Arbuthnot, junior Julia Mondragon, Alayah Meltabarger, and Kylie Parks. Eads won the 4×100 relay while South Baca was third. “In all our team performed well with nearly all entries putting forth PR’s on the season,” Jaco said. “The kids are really excited as our team looks to become even stronger for the 2020 season.”
26 May 19
The Irish Sun
LAOIS edged a low-scoring Leinster SFC quarter-final with Westmeath. The O’Moore County had two points to spare against their pennants as they set up a last four encounter with Meath at Croke Park. Laois edged Westmeath at O’Connor Park In an impressive win, Laois never went behind at O’Connor Park and led 0-8 to 0-2. Westmeath provided a late rally and were within on point going into added time as Eoin Lowry kicked a crucial point to make the game safe. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Full match report to follow…
26 May 19
Mike Lamberti, From Margate To Cleveland, And Back !

As Columbia prepares for a chance to win its first state sectional title in 40 years, the Cougars’ rise to this level has taken on a one-out, one-inning, one-game approach. Columbia (16-11) will travel to North Hunterdon, in Annandale, on May 28, as it looks to complete an incredible run in North 2, Group 4. […]

26 May 19
JOCO Preps

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26 May 19
Archy Worldys

WICHITA, Kan. The athletes are getting better and better. The rain and lightning stayed out on the second day and at the State of Kansas Athletics Championships on Saturday at Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium. Some of the later events were postponed to Sunday as later storms set in. Rain or not, the weather has […]

26 May 19
Costa Rica

Aston Villa and Derby County face off for the biggest bounty in world football with the riches of the EPL guaranteeing around £200 million to the Champioship winner. Sport24.co.za | Race for Premier League riches causing chaos to Championship finances

26 May 19
Daily Republic

The Hanford Sentinel newspaper headline recently read “Two for Two.” They were reporting the second national championship in a row won by the Lemoore Middle College High School at the Academic Decathlon nationals. Lemoore, with only 230 high school students, competed against schools with many more students and won hands down. Remarkable! Before winning the […]

26 May 19
News Directory

WICHITA, Kan. The athletes keep getting better. The rain and lightning stayed for most of the second day and Kansas State Track and Field Championships at the Cessna State University of Wichita State Saturday. Some of the events were later moved to Sunday as more storms moved late. Rain or not, the weather affected Saturday […]

26 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The Qatari group that owns French champions Paris Saint-Germain is bidding to buy a controlling stake in English Championship club Leeds United. The Qatari group that owns French champions Paris Saint-Germain is bidding to buy a controlling stake in English Championship club Leeds United, according to a Financial Times report on Saturday. The British daily […]

26 May 19
High Velocity Sport

English Football League: Clubs ‘reliant on owners’, says EFL chief https://bbc.in/2W2zID2 EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey was managing director of Bradford City when they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 1999 Football needs “to look at how it treats the owners at some of its clubs” as without them, fans “wouldn’t have a club”, […]

26 May 19
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26 May 19
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26 May 19
News Archives Uk

Leeds United are reportedly in the hunt to sign Harry Wilson from Liverpool next season. Despite missing out on promotion, Harry Wilson from Liverpool, the Sun on Sunday (26/5; page 69) reports that the Whites are still in the race to sign. It was The Sun on Sunday (3/3; page 61) who reported that Marcelo […]

26 May 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
CLOVIS — Aptos High senior Hunter Matys stretched his final senior as far as it could go. Still, he stepped off the field of Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High wishing his body had been equally as elastic. Matys landed on the podium in the long jump at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, making him the only athlete from Santa Cruz County to place at the state meet this year. Though hampered by a groin strain, he placed sixth overall with a leap of 22 feet, 10 3/4 inches. Only Matys and seniors Lila Roake of Santa Cruz and Chris Anderson of San Lorenzo Valley qualified to compete in Saturday’s finals out of 11 Santa Cruz County athletes who reached the state meet — eight individuals and three in a relay. Roake and Anderson both ran the 3,200, for which there is no qualifier. Roake placed 24th in the girls race and Anderson took 15th in one of the most competitive races of the state meet. “I just wish I wasn’t hurting,” Matys said. Then he added, “Sixth in the state is not too bad.” As usual, Matys’ opening jump was his best. He qualified third out of trials and so started near the end of the heat, soaring 22 feet, 10 3/4 inches to immediately put him at the top of the leaderboard. His status as the leader didn’t last long, though, as Jordan Aubert, a senior out of California High, followed with a jump of 23-0 1/2. Then Clovis North junior Caleb Foster changed the landscape with a monster leap of 25-0, which matched the fifth-best distance in the nation this year and would hold up as the winning distance by more than a foot. “Dang!” thought Matys and most of the 18,021 fans in attendance. Yet Matys had more to worry about than Foster, an athletic phenomenon who also won the triple jump and took second in the 110 high hurdles. On his second jump, his re-strained a groin pull he’d suffered Monday while practicing for the state meet. He’d spent most of Friday night and all of Saturday morning leading up to the race practically packed in ice, but it hadn’t been enough to keep the injury at bay. He got three more jumps by making made the cut into the top nine, but he couldn’t even match his opening mark, not to mention his personal record of 23-3 3/4 — which also went down as the Aptos school record when he jumped it at the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League finals. “I just wanted to feel good,” Matys said. “I just wanted to come in healthy.” Still, the state-meet rookie did pretty well, especially considering his injury and his competition, some of whom will likely go on to be Olympians. Plus, while the state meet marks the end of an illustrious high school athletic career — one that includes a Central Coast Section football title, a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League basketball title and three school track records (in the 100 and 200, as well as the long jump) — it won’t be Matys’ last chance to stretch his potential. He plans to compete in track for either UC Davis or Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, both NCAA Division I programs — next year. “What I did this track season, breaking school records, making state,” Matys said. “I had the longest track season I could have had. ” Anderson savors state experience All Chris Anderson wanted out of his senior track season was to experience state. And what an experience it was. Anderson was swept up in one of the fastest and most exciting 3,200 races in California history. Nico Young of Newbury Park in Ventura County won in 8:47.27 — seven seconds off his national-best PR but still the third best mark in the nation — and the pack pulled SLV’s standout to a PR of 9:19.00. “I heard the announcer the announcer going 64, 65,” Anderson said of Young’s lap times, in seconds. “I was like, he’s flying right now. He’s on a different level than almost anyone out there.” Though Anderson had been to state three times in cross country at Fresno’s Woodward Park, he had never qualified to compete at the meet six miles straight east. His desire grew even deeper last fall when he had to sit out his final CCS and state cross country meets after winning the SCCAL title because of a plantar tear in his foot. He made the most of it and caused a stir of his own when he rocketed down the final straightaway, passing five runners on his way to the finish line. “It’s been four years. Track, since it has no divisions, is a lot harder to get in,” said Anderson, who will run for Portland University next fall. “I come from a small school, and competing against these schools is amazing and competing against these runners is crazy. It’s been four years in the coming. “I’ve been thinking of what my goals are waking up in the morning and doing those long runs and thinking this is it, this this is why I do this every day. Being here my first time was overwhelming yesterday. I was like, ‘Wow, this is what I’ve worked for for four years,’ but I was pretty focused today. I felt like I could do pretty well, and it was a lot of fun.” Roake keeps Cardinals’ streak running Lila Roake experienced nerves like she’d never felt before when made her opening run across the field to the starting line before her 3,200 run. The state meet even more grandiose than she had imagined. “I was really nervous. I’ve gone to Arcadia and I liked to think it was going to be like that, but it was way bigger,” said Roake, who will run for Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo next fall. “I was probably more nervous than I’ve been for any race, understandably because it’s state. I was not as carefree as I had been in my other races. I think that probably had a little effect on me.” By the start of the third lap, Roake had lost contact with the main pack and was unable to claw her way back. She finished in 11:18.41, far off the personal-best time of 10:47.39 that left her glowing following the CCS finals. But even if Roake was one of the many who couldn’t keep up with race-winner Kristin Fahy of La Costa Canyon, who finished in 10:11.38, she had no trouble keeping up a significant Santa Cruz streak. With Roake, the Cardinals have sent a distance runner to state for five straight seasons. “It’s incredible just to get here,” Cardinals distance coach Greg Brock said. “We’re very proud of this, and we’re going to do our best just to keep it going.” Even if she wasn’t particularly proud of her performance Saturday night, Roake said she’s pleased with her high school career as a whole. “I think right after the race was pretty stuck on it,” she said of her state performance. “But overall, this season as a hole is not this race and I’ve done so much more than in any other season. I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to. I’m looking forward to college and looking forward to whatever comes next.” The Scores CIF State Track and Field Championships Boys long jump: 6. Hunter Matys, Aptos, 22-10 3/4 Girls 3,200: 24. Lila Roake, Santa Cruz, 11:18.41 Boys 3,200: 15. Chris Anderson, SLV, 9:19.00
26 May 19
The Irish Sun
DUBLIN may go looking for mercy following Paul Mannion’s red card — after showing none to Louth in Portlaoise. The reigning All-Ireland champions hammered the Wee County by 26 points despite losing Mannion after a first-half high tackle that boss Jim Gavin said did not “warrant a red card”. Paul Mannion was sent off in Dublin’s win over Louth Just 25 minutes had been played when he made the challenge on Conal McKeever. If the decision stands, the forward will miss the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare or Longford. But Gavin says Dublin are likely to challenge that. He said: “Certainly it didn’t, from my perspective, warrant a red card — possibly a yellow.” Referring to the injury the Dubs’ Paddy Andrews received against Tyrone in March, he added: “The Louth player got up and played on, unlike Paddy Andrews where he didn’t and broke a jaw. I think they were completely different tackles. “Paul got the ball first, probably braced himself. Again, I was looking directly across at it. We’ll see it slowed down into various frames and make assessments then but my initial reaction is it’s a harsh call. Thankfully it didn’t upset the rhythm of the game for us. “Paul’s a strong guy, he’s 6ft 2in, he’s a big man. The Louth player kind of crouched a little bit which probably didn’t help him. In fairness, he got up and played on.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Louth had no answer last night in a game that was over as a contest early in the first half. Gavin said: “We prepared really well. We’ve a very humble group and they give the opposition every respect. It doesn’t matter who we were playing, we worked really hard at our own game and are just happy to play that brand of football. “It’s exciting to watch the guys when they play like that, it’s just a privilege to be involved with them. There has been great energy over the last number of weeks.”
26 May 19
talkSPORT
Leeds United are the most disliked club in the country, according to an unofficial study. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will look on with envy on Bank Holiday Monday as Derby County face Aston Villa in the Championship Play-Off Final. Leeds United are the most disliked club, according to football website FanChants Despite finishing third, the Whites suffered a dramatic collapse in the semi-final second leg and will once again be playing their football in the second tier. While there may have been tears shed at Elland Road, fans across the country revelled in their demise – with the chant ‘Leeds are falling apart again’ reverberating around terraces and pubs across the country. Popular website FanChants has collated more than 26,000 songs and have determined Leeds have the most songs against them in the country with 117. From the Premier League, Liverpool top the list with 50, followed swiftly by Champions League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on 42. Marcelo Bielsa’s side were top of the Championship in March but missed out on promotion Both Manchester clubs are not too far behind, with City on 39 and United on 34. It remains to be seen if Bielsa will be at Leeds next season, with the Argentine refusing to be drawn on speculation he would be leaving Yorkshire after a year in charge. And owner Andrea Radrizzani has now revealed Leeds expect to make an announcement about the manager’s future soon. Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the United owner said: “I can say we have a chance to keep him. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] “We’ll see. The next few days will be decisive and we will make an announcement. We’ll see in the next few days. “We have an option until the end of the month. We are talking to him and we have few things to clarify but after that we will make our decision public soon.”