Ellsworth’s Ellie Clarke wins two girls’ swimming PVC titles

first_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 ORONO — The Ellsworth High School girls’ swim team placed fourth at the Penobscot Valley Conference championship on Saturday.“This is the best scoring and ranking the team has ever done in recent memory,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “The spirit was very high and excitement profound all around the deck.”Mount Desert Island took first of 14 teams with 234 points at the University of Maine-Orono’s New Balance Field House. Bangor placed second with 188 points; Foxcroft, third with 186; Ellsworth, fourth with 159; John Bapst, fifth with 153; Old Town, sixth with 106; and George Stevens Academy, seventh with 94.Freshman Ellie Clarke led Ellsworth with two individual titles while breaking team records set in 2010 by Cece McEachern. Clarke won the 100-yard freestyle in 57.33 seconds (previous record: 57.93) and the 50-yard freestyle in 25.88 seconds (previous record: 25.96).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFreshman teammate Sidney Hamilton followed Clarke in the 50-yard freestyle with a second-place finish in 26.77 seconds. The two shared a hug after the race.Clarke and Hamilton also took part in achieving two new team relay records for Ellsworth:200-yard medley relay: junior Leah Stevens, Hamilton, senior Jessica Cohen and Ellie Clarke finished third in 2:00.9 (previous record of 2:03.13 set earlier this season).400-yard freestyle relay: Clarke, freshman Miriam Nelson, Cohen and Hamilton finished third in 4:01.19 (previous record of 4:08:41 set earlier this season).For GSA, sophomore Ava Sealander won the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes and 17.98 seconds and placed second in 100-yard butterfly (1:01.79) behind MDI junior Lydia DaCorte (1:00.84).DaCorte took home three other titles in the 200-yard medley relay (1:59.88), the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.04) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:48.89).The following Ellsworth, GSA and Sumner swimmers also placed among the top 12 in events:200-yard medley relay: GSA’s Karina Steenberg, Ellie Gellerson, Hanna Jordan and Montana VanDuijn, 11th in 2:17.05.200-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Miriam Nelson, ninth in 2:15.31; and GSA’s Maya Pelletier, 10th in 2:15.66.200-yard individual medley: GSA’s Hanna Jordan, 12th in 2:41.73.50-yard freestyle: Sumner’s Kate Brenner-Simpson, 12th in 29.01.100-yard butterfly: Ellsworth’s Jessica Cohen, fourth in 1:05.39; and Ellsworth’s Katie Hammer, 12th in 1:14.20.100-yard freestyle: GSA’s Emma Larson-Whittaker, 10th in 1:03.95; and Ellsworth’s Leah Stevens, 11th in 1:04.02.500-yard freestyle: GSA’s Maya Pelletier, third in 5:55.08; and Ellsworth’s Miriam Nelson in 6:11.63.200-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Ellie Gellerson, Maya Pelletier, Emma Larson-Whittaker and Ava Sealander, third in 1:54.76. Ellsworth’s Arianna Peterson, Kiana Maddocks-Wilbur, Katie Hammer and Miriam Nelson, sixth in 1:57.83.100-yard backstroke: Ellsworth’s Sidney Hamilton, fourth in 1:07.26; and Ellsworth’s Leah Stevens, 10th in 1:13.86.100-yard breaststroke: Ellsworth’s Jessica Cohen, seventh in 1:17.96; and Sumner’s Kate Brenner-Simpson, 12th in 1:22.04.400-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Emma Larson-Whittaker, Ava Sealander, Maya Pelletier and Hanna Jordan, sixth in 4:12.55.The girls’ state championship is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, at Bowdoin College.“This will be the largest team of EHS girls to participate in this championship event,” Goodman said. “We are looking for more great swims at States and in the years to come.”Find more photos of Saturday’s girls’ PVC championships here. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img Bio Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

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Machias boys win Class D championship

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Machias boys’ basketball team joined George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island as one of the three teams to bring a Gold Ball to Downeast Maine over the weekend.Machias (21-1) beat Greenville (20-2) 51-39 to win the Class D title Saturday. Eastport’s Shead Tigerettes (19-3) had a chance to win one earlier in the day in the Class D girls’ championship but lost 55-44 to Vinalhaven (18-4). It was the first state championship for Vinalhaven.The Class AA titles went to the Portland boys (19-2) and Gorham girls (21-0), both of which were the top-ranked teams in the state throughout the year. In Class A, the Greely boys and Messalonskee girls completed 22-0 seasons.Gray-New Gloucester (21-1) won the Class B title on the girls’ side by beating Houlton (20-2). The result left Houlton without a state title for the first time in three years. Monmouth (20-3) beat Dexter (16-7) 46-37 to claim the Class C girls’ title.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Nevin, Flynn win at Chris Angell Fall Classic

first_imgELLSWORTH — Brooklin’s Lindsay Nevin and Hancock’s Sean Flynn were among the winners at the annual Chris Angell Fall Classic on Saturday the Ellsworth Tennis Center.Nevin defeated fellow Brooklin native Courtney Bianco to win the girls’ 18-year-old singles championship. The two are also teammates on the George Stevens Academy tennis team.Flynn won the 14-year-old singles title on the boys’ side. He defeated Max Friedlander of Bar Harbor to take home the title.The tournament is named for Chris Angell, who was formerly the top male tennis player in the state of Maine. Fall and winter editions are held every year. Funds from the tournament went toward raising awareness and supporting treatment for individuals with serious mental illnesses.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Bucksport, MDI football teams win big; Eagles fall to Mattanawcook Academy

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport and Mount Desert Island football teams earned blew out their opponents Friday evening to post big Week 7 victories.In Orono, Bucksport improved to 6-1 on the season with a 61-22 win over the Red Riots. The Golden Bucks led Orono (1-6) 34-16 at halftime before running away with the game in the second half.MDI snapped a four-game losing streak with a 52-8 victory over John Bapst (1-6). Elijah Joyce had 324 yards and five touchdowns for the Trojans, who improved to 2-5 with the Homecoming win.Ellsworth/Sumner fell to 3-4 on the season with a 54-0 loss at home against Mattanawcook Academy (5-2). It was the third consecutive defeat for the Eagles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport will host Ellsworth/Sumner in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 19. The Golden Bucks can secure second place in Class D North with a win, and the Eagles will assure themselves of a playoff spot if they pull off an upset victory.MDI finishes the regular season at 7 p.m. next Friday when it faces Belfast (2-5) on the road. The Trojans would be eliminated from Class C North playoff contention with a loss.last_img read more

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Dibrugarh University Inter College Chess meet concluded at DHSK Commerce College

first_imgStaff CorrespondentDibrugarh: The two-day long Dibrugarh University Inter College Chess Competition concluded at DHSK Commerce College today. A total of 31 competitors including 9 girls from 10 institutions participated in the event. Abhilash Dutta of DHSK College and Twinkle Patgiri of G. S. Lohia College were adjudged best players in Men’s and Women’s section respectively. Dhrubajyoti Borthakur of Dibrugarh University, Abhishek Borthakur of Jorhat College, Swapnanil Saikia of J. B. College and Debanga Das of Dibrugarh University bagged 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position respectively in Men’s section. In women’s section, Stutirani Gogoi and Ankita Bhorali—both from J.B. College, Kangkana Gogoi from Sivasagar College and Bismita Lahon from Dibrugarh University obtained 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position respectively. The competition was supervised by Deepjyoti Das, sports officer, Dibrugarh University.The award conferring function was chaired by Dr. K. M. Bhagawati, principal of the college, which was graced by Satya Changmai, Asstt. professor, Centre for Physical Education & Sports, D. U as well as Bipul Chutia , representative of D. U Sports Board, Prasanta Das, vice-principal along with Bipul Das-chief arbitrator as well as Rajneesh Verma, arbitrator. Prasanta Das, vice-principal cum co-ordinator of the competition, while delivering his speech, urged the gathering to make sports a part of life. Bipul Das, chief arbitrator of the competition, in his speech shared his experiences throughout the competition and asked the competitors to always maintain the sportsmen’s spirit.During the function, Subartha Gupta, Chinmoy Bora and Tarik Das—students of the host college were also felicitated for their achievement in recently concluded D. U inter college Badminton Tournament. The team comprising of the trio adjudged as the champion in the group event for boys’ in the said tournament. On the other hand, the first duo was adjudged as the 1st and 3rd best player respectively in the single event for boys’ in the tournament. Dr. Jecob Konwar, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Accounting and Finance anchored the function while Dr. Kasturi Saikia, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management offered the vote of thanks.Also Read: Dibrugarh University Inter-College Chess Meet Begins At DHSK Commerce CollegeAlso Watch: All North-Eastern states to be connected to Delhi by long-distance trains: MoS Railways S C Angadilast_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli lead birthday wishes to India head coach Ravi Shastri

first_imgNEW DELHI: Cricket fraternity on Wednesday turned to social media to extend wishes to India head coach Ravi Shastri on his 58th birthday.Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, India captain Virat Kohli and Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were among those who wished Shastri on his special day. “Happy Birthday Ravi! Wishing you a great life ahead. Have fond memories of playing with you for India and Mumbai,” tweeted Tendulkar who has played with Shastri during the Little Master’s initial days. Kohli uploaded a picture of himself and veteran wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, sharing a light moment with Shastri, and his tweet read: “Many seem confident but only few are brave. Happy birthday Ravi bhai. God bless. #throwback.” Rahane too shared a picture with Shastri and wrote on his Twitter handle: “Wishing you lots of happiness and a very happy birthday Ravi bhai. Have a good one and see you soon!” Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also took to social media to wish Shastri and his post read: “Happy Birthday senior. Have a great day. Best wishes cheers.” India’s Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara too shared a photo of him and Shastri on Twitter, captioning: “Wish you a very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai, hope you have an amazing year ahead.” Former England captain Michael Vaughan kept his wish tongue-in-cheek, saying: “Happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc.. Hope the wine (using an emoji) is flowing nicely.” India pacer Mohammed Shami wrote: “Wishing you a beautiful day with good health and happiness forever. Happy birthday!” Fast bowler Umesh Yadav also took to social media to wish Shastri. “Wishing you a very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai. May you have a great day.” Out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina wrote: “Happy Birthday @RaviShastriofc. Have a good one Ravi bhai.” Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav uploaded a picture of himself and Dhoni with Shastri and wrote: “Happy Birthday @RaviShastriOfc Sir. Wishing you joy and happiness. Stay blessed.” Team India’s chairman of selectors Sunil Joshi also wished Shastri and his tweet read: “Wishing the head of Indian men’s cricket team, @RaviShastriOfc a very happy birthday. Stay safe stay healthy.” Shastri played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for the country, scoring 3,830 and 3,108 runs respectively in the two formats. He was also a fine spinner as he scalped 151 and 129 wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively. Shastri was also part of the Indian team that created history in England by lifting the 1983 World Cup. While donning the hat of a commentator after pulling down curtains over his illustrious cricket career, Shastri lent his voice to two of the most iconic moments in Indian cricket history – 2007 WT20 win and 2011 World Cup victory. Shastri is currently in his second stint as head coach of Team India and his contract expires after the 2021 T20 World Cup. (IANS)last_img read more

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Flurry of positive COVID-19 tests in athletes hurts US restart plans

first_imgNEW YORK: Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities.The PGA Tour, which only restarted last week after a three-month COVID-19-forced hiatus, confirmed its first positive test, removing Nick Watney from second-round play at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Over a 24-hour period, Major League Soccer (MLS), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) confirmed positive tests, and those sports pondered return-to-play scenarios. Leagues are doing extensive testing for coronavirus even among players not showing symptoms. Agencies Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Let’s Talk Depressionlast_img read more

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Nampalys Mendy signs two-year contract extension with Leicester

first_imgLONDON: Former English Premier League champions Leicester City have announced that midfielder Nampalys Mendy has signed a two-year contract extension until the summer of 2022.”A short-term agreement was reached to allow the 28-year-old to continue to represent the Foxes in the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign, with his time at King Power Stadium now extended until at least 2023,” a statement on Leicester City’s official website said. Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers told LCFC.com: “I’ve enjoyed working with Papy since I arrived at Leicester City and the more I’ve seen of him, the more impressed I’ve been, so I’m delighted he’s extended his deal with the Club as he has an important role to play. “To have someone with his experience, quality and maturity is a big boost for us, especially with European football next season. He’s been first class for me and has played very well every time he’s featured, so I’m delighted that he’s committed to continuing to be part of what we’re trying to build at Leicester City.” IANS Also Watch: BJP’s Bike Rally, Show of Strengthlast_img read more

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Apostle Ragnauth cashes in to win Household Plus golf tourney

first_imgFORMER sprint champion, now Apostle of the Life Spring Ministries,and playing golf for under three years, Balgobin Ragnauth golfed in fine style to be declared the winner of the tournament sponsored Household Plus and Regent Household Electronics,that lived up to its expectations.Ramnauth (63/91) beat off Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud and Pandit Ravi Persaud, with Brian Hackett coming fourth after edging out Superintendent M. Gayadin.Best Gross was won by Imran Khan and Nearest to the Pin (10ft) was won by Ian Gouveia.Teeing off at 13:00hrs, the golfers were eager to perform excellently having had a tournament practice the previous Saturday where the top 10 were close, leaving persons eager to see who will emerge champ this Saturday.Managers Nasser Hamid and Shaheed Hamid of Household Plus and Regent Household Electronics respectively,were represented at the prize-giving ceremony by Past-President Brian Hackett, who conveyed their happiness at being involved.Hackett also conveyed the companies willingness to continue sponsoring such tournaments at the Lusignan Golf Club.Hackett reminded members that at the two stores – both in business for over 20 years – there is a wide variety of Household, Electronics, Clothing, and Cosmetics available.Vice President Patrick Prashad, acting as the day’s Captain, requested that Club members observe a 1-minute’s silence in observance of the passing of Dr Samuel Bera who had been a member of the Club for several years and had been very active prior to 2000.President Ramroop extended deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Dr Bera, on behalf of the LGC and himself.last_img read more

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OMSCC stages glittering presentation

first_imgGobin, Mandolall share Player-of-the-Year awardsBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Two former Guyana Under-19 players, Troy Gobin and Rovendra Mandolall were the main toasts of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) last Saturday night when the organisation held its glittering 16th annual presentation, dinner and dance at the Estate Banquet Hall, Scarborough here.Both Gobin, of Our Own Sports Club, and Mandolall who represented Hustlers Sports Club, were voted joint Division One Player- of-the-Year following their brilliant all-round performances in the recently-concluded 2016 season.Royals players and supporters show off their Division Two winning trophy. Royals players and supporters show off their Division Two winning trophy.Gaining the nod in Division Two was Ganesh Ramraj while former Guyana players Shivnauth Seeram and Ivan Narain shared the honours in the Over-50 division.Significantly, it marked the second consecutive year for Gobin who copped the MVP in both the inaugural Toronto Cup Masters category and the First Division final last season, resulting in his being named Player-of-the-Year, which was introduced for the first time in 2015.His sterling contributions with both bat and ball allowed Our Own to top the standings although they failed to make it five championships in a row, bowing out to eventual winners Guyana Sports Club (GSC) in their semi-final encounter.Competing in nine matches, Gobin led the way with 409 runs, including a highest score of 118, averaging 102.25 and also claimed nine wickets at 8.89 runs each. Mandolall, on the other hand, ended the season with 282 runs with 63 being his top score and also tied for the most wickets (13) with Our Own skipper Mahendranauth ‘Bobby’ Parasnauth.Parasnauth was once again the Most Economical bowler in Division One – a title he held for the last four years, his 13 scalps claimed at a phenomenal 2.98 runs each.It was also a memorable year for Ramraj, whose 553 runs for Friendship in Division Two was by far the highest by any player in the league and included three centuries, 151 being the highest. He also chipped in with 10 wickets to crown a fine all-round season.In the Over-50 Division, Seeram (Skeldon) topped the batting with 283, slamming 116 on the way while Narain (Jaguars) tallied 179 and took six wickets at 7.46 runs each.Among the other outstanding performers were Matbar Singh (Caribbean Sensation 1) who averaged an unbelievable 242 in the Over-50 Division, Nitarm Dass (Double Impact) who took the most wickets in the same division, Feroze Mohamed (Friendship) most wickets in Division Two, Lall ‘Dingo’ Singh (Skeldon best bowling average in Over-50 and Deonarine Sukhoo (Royals) best bowling average in Division Two.The season also saw Guyana Sports Club capture the Division One crown, defeating debutants Hustlers Sports Club in the final after earlier dethroning nemesis and four-time consecutive winners Our Own Sports Club in the semi-final.There were also new winners in Division Two with top seed Royals securing a narrow victory over Miracles while Dirty Dozen also won a thriller from favourites Skeldon in the Over-50 category.In brief remarks, OMSCC president Azeem Karamat Khan described 2015 as another fantastic year for Masters cricket, pointing out that the level of cricket had improved tremendously.Khan, however, admitted that there were still challenges to overcome, “with the main one being compliance with parks and permit rules. We are asking every cricketer and spectator that from next year, a complaint from the parks or school board will be a thing of the past.”A notable achievement, Khan pointed out, was the establishment of a Care Fund which caters to emergency needs of players, their families and needy organisations towards which players contribute. Ardent supporter and associate of the OMSCC, Shanta Jaman made an on-the-spot pledge of $100 per month for the rest of the year and the entire 2017.Khan also disclosed that the OMSCC is gearing to participate in next month’s sixth Guyana Softball Cup and will also be hosting the second edition of the Toronto Cup, featuring teams from North America and Guyana, during Caribana weekend next year.Special commendations were reserved for the sponsors Paul Party Rentals. Alana Chung, Shanta Juman, Harri Sukhu, Errol Hussein, Teddy Hussain, Kim Sue, Nirad Lall, Roger Sunich, Raymond Seecharran and Naseer Baksh.Appreciation medals were presented to Guyana Chronicle’s Frederick Halley, Shanta Jaman, Naseer Baksh, Kim Sue, Krishna Sarju, Banda Jirjodhan and photographers Bobby Ramlagan and Krisho Singh Ramnarayan.last_img read more

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