Chief Magistrate rescues self from Essequibo businessman murder PI

first_imgThe preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder of Essequibo businessman Deon Stoll will not be heard before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, following her recusal from the proceeding last week.Killed: Deon StollThe Chief Magistrate based her recusal on the fact that she is a serving colonel within the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), which may spark a conflict of interest since one accused, Alonzo Dos Santos, is a doctor and serving member of the GDF.As such, Chief Magistrate McLennan further remanded the accused and transferred the matter to Senior Magistrate Leron Daly. The matter was adjourned for January 27, 2020.Charged: Shane “Demon” Morgan, also known as Delon MorganStoll, called “Mow”, a miner who hailed from Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) but resided in Bel Air, Georgetown, was shot and killed during the course of a robbery outside of El Dorado Trading at Da Silva Street, Newtown Kitty on October 14, 2019.Following investigations, a total of eight persons were charged in connection with the murder.Charged: Wayne St HillThose slapped with the indictable offence were Shane “Demon” Morgan, also known as Delon Morgan; Roberto Sankar; Wayne St Hill and Steve Rollox.Charged: Steve RolloxOdessa “Baby” St Hill, Alonzo Dos Santos, Duncan “Blackboy” Vanvield, and Keith McKenzie were all charged with accessory after the fact.The 44-year-old businessman succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) moments after being shot more than once.Reports are that the businessman had arrived at the El Dorado Trading at about 10:20h on October 14, 2019, and as he was about to exit the car, two gunmen who arrived in a white car opened fire on him and his driver, Clayton Powley.Charged: Alonzo Dos SantosA review of closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed that Stoll was sitting in the front passenger seat of motorcar PPP 6727, being driven by Powley. A white Toyota motorcar with tinted windows, which had appeared to be trailing Stoll’s vehicle, also stopped across the road from the business place seconds later.Stoll had earlier visited a business place on Sheriff Street, from where he had collected an undisclosed sum of cash.last_img read more

Video: Memphis Depay’s highlights against San Jose Earthquakes

first_imgManchester United new boy Memphis Depay has continued his good start to pre-season as he nabbed his first goal for the club against San Jose Earthquakes in their 3-1 win.The Dutchman signed for £25million this summer from PSV Eindhoven, and appears to be enjoying life as a Red Devil already.Playing centrally, tucked in behind Wayne Rooney, Depay looked bright and as well as scoring one, could have had at least one more goal, but saw a shot saved after a smart run.You can watch Memphis Depay’s highlights above…last_img read more

NFL NOTEBOOK Packers receiver reinstated

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Robinson has a final chance under the NFL’s substance abuse policy after the league reinstated the wide receiver from his one-year suspension on Wednesday. If Robinson violates the policy again, he faces a lifetime ban. “I know this is my last chance,” he said. “If I do anything to jeopardize that, I didn’t deserve it in the first place.” Robinson said Favre, who has shared his own struggles with excessive drinking, checked in with him every month or so over the past year, and more frequently when the season began. Favre has been outspoken that Robinson deserved another chance. From news services Koren Robinson’s biggest supporter never forgot about him even as the Packers jumped out to the NFC’s best record. Now Robinson says he won’t let Brett Favre, or the rest of his teammates, down. “I’m glad I get an opportunity to redeem myself,” Robinson said Wednesday night in a conference call from Houston, while traveling to see his family before heading to Green Bay. “To have him speak highly of me, it just motivates me to continue to do what I’m doing,” Robinson said. Robinson said he learned about being reinstated on Sunday while attending the Panthers-Cardinals game in Glendale, Ariz. Commissioner Roger Goodell was there and sought a meeting with Robinson at the stadium. Wednesday was the first day Robinson was eligible to return from his suspension, and Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the organization was grateful for the progress he has made. “It’s been a year since we’ve seen Koren, so our first step is to have him return to Green Bay,” Thompson said. The Packers are 5-1 and tied with Dallas atop the NFC. Green Bay currently has a full 53-man roster, but cornerback/kick returner Will Blackmon broke his right foot on Oct. 3 and has been out ever since. Robinson said he would be happy returning kicks again and being the fourth receiver behind Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and rookie James Jones. Robinson’s suspension came in the wake of an incident in August 2006 while he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Police said Robinson led them on a car chase at speeds over 100 mph, and his blood-alcohol content was found to be 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08. The Vikings cut Robinson, and he signed a two-year deal with the Packers in September 2006, but played in only four games before he was suspended. In February, Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading down to a charge of fleeing police. Robinson also was sentenced to three months in jail for violating probation on a separate drunken-driving case in Kirkland, Wash., last year. Leftwich named starter Byron Leftwich has replaced Joey Harrington as the Atlanta Falcons’ starting quarterback. Hoping to spark an offense that’s struggled without suspended quarterback Michael Vick, Coach Bobby Petrino said Wednesday he plans to keep Leftwich as his starter for the rest of the season. “He has a very strong arm,” Petrino said. “He throws the ball deep down the field, and he just needs to be able to see it, and I have the confidence that he can put it in there.” The decision wasn’t difficult for Petrino after the offense failed to score off three New York turnovers on Monday night. The Giants won, 31-10, dropping Atlanta to 1-5. Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett feels fortunate to be alive, and is determined to continue the significant progress he’s already made in the five weeks since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury on the football field. “I have shown significant progress in my recovery,” Everett said in a statement released by Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, where the player has spent the past three weeks in rehab. “But I am also fully aware that the recovery from this type of injury I have sustained is filled with many peaks and valleys.” The comments were Everett’s first since he was hurt while making a tackle during Buffalo’s opener against Denver on Sept. 9. Priest Holmes went through a full practice, a giant step toward what could be turning into one of the NFL’s great comebacks. Now 34 and out of football since suffering neck and spinal injuries two years ago, the three-time Pro Bowl selection was cleared to practice for the first time since he shocked the Chiefs last summer and showed up at training camp. Everett feels fortunate Holmes cleared to practice Around the league Bills: Rookie Trent Edwards will make his third straight start when Buffalo hosts Baltimore, leading to questions about whether J.P. Losman will ever get his job back. Coach Dick Jauron made the announcement, but wouldn’t commit to a full-time starter beyond this weekend. Edwards, a rookie third-round draft pick, has gone 1-1 starting in place of Losman, who has resumed practice and appeared ready to return after spraining his left knee. Cardinals: Three days after he tore a ligament in his left elbow, quarterback Kurt Warner said he hopes he’ll play Sunday at Washington. Dolphins: Quarterback Trent Green said the decision whether he should retire may be made for him by doctors who have yet to clear him to play following his second severe concussion in 13 months. Since being knocked unconscious Oct. 7 at Houston, all of Green’s test results have been normal, including the latest round Tuesday, he said. Lions: Running back Kevin Jones will get his first start of the season against Tampa Bay. Jones missed the first two games of the season recovering from a foot injury, but has had at least 10 carries in each of the past two games. Panthers: David Carr thinks he’ll be healthy enough to play when Carolina returns from its bye week. Patriots: Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Richard Seymour (knee) did not practice, the first day he was eligible after starting the season on the physically unable to perform list. Troy Brown, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, also did not practice. Brown also is recovering from a knee injury. Titans: Quarterback Vince Young rested his strained right quadriceps by watching practice, leaving the work to backup Kerry Collins. Young hurt his leg Sunday in the third quarter of a 13-10 loss to Tampa Bay. The Titans gave Young an MRI on Monday to determine how to treat the muscle and he has been trying to get healthy. Coach Jeff Fisher said Young might not practice all week as the Titans prepare to visit Houston. 49ers: Alex Smith and Vernon Davis got valuable recovery time during the team’s bye week. They just don’t know if they got enough to play Sunday. The quarterback and his talented target returned to certain parts of practice after missing most of San Francisco’s last two games with injuries, but Coach Mike Nolan wouldn’t speculate on their chances to play against the Giants.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Can Tottenham make the list? Premier League’s best ever goal differences ranked

first_img 10th. Liverpool (2013/14): +51 – In the infamous season when the Reds ‘let it slip’, their impressive goal difference, where they became only the third team to score more than 100 goals in a Premier League season (GF 101; GA 50), was only enough for second place. 6th. Chelsea (2004/05): GD +57 – The Blues’ first Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s first season was largely down to their tremendous defensive record (GF 72; GA 15). Joint 4th. Manchester United (2007/08 and 2009/10): GD +58 – United’s final goal difference in the 2007/08 season (GF 80; GA 22) broke the record set by Chelsea on the way to winning a second successive title. However, when the Red Devils equalled it two seasons later (GF 86; GA 28), it was only good enough for second. 9 Tottenham may be in the middle of an almighty tussle for Premier League supremacy with Leicester City, but there is one accolade they are a shoo-in for this season.Despite being five points behind the Foxes, Spurs have by far the best goal difference in the league with an admirable +39 with four games remaining.Their haul of 64 goals scored and 25 conceded means Mauricio Pochettino’s side boasts both the best attack and the best defence in the league.The next highest is Manchester City on a +28 goal difference, but where would Tottenham’s tally stand in the all time Premier League goal differences?talkSPORT did some research and ranked the top 12 goal differences at the end of a Premier League season.Click the arrow above, right, to see who is at number one! 9th. Manchester United (1999/00): GD +52 – Fresh off the back of an historic treble, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men set a new Premier League record goal difference (GF 97; GA 45) on the way to defending their title. 9 9 Joint 7th. Manchester United (2006/07 and 2011/12): GD +56 – This goal difference (GF 83; GA 27) was enough for United to reclaim the title in 2007, four years after they last lifted it, but only good enough for second place in 2011/12 (GF 89; GA 33). 9 Joint 11th. Chelsea (2005/06) and Liverpool (2008/09) both racked up goal differences of +50, the joint 11th best total in the Premier League era. Click the arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have achieved the most impressive goal difference in Premier League history – Chelsea’s total (Goal For 72; Goals Against 22) helped them romp to a second successive Premier League title but Liverpool’s effort (GF 77; GA 27) was only enough for a second-place finish. 9 1st. Chelsea (2009/10): GD +71 – Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea became the first Premier League side to score more than 100 goals in a season on the way to winning the title in 2010 and breaking Manchester United’s three season-long reign as champions (GF 103; GA 32). In the process, they racked up the largest goal difference in Premier League history. 2nd. Manchester City (2013/14): GD +65 – Manchester City’s second title again was down to their attack – and some loose turf under the feet of Steven Gerrard – as they became one of only three sides to score over 100 goals in a season (GF 102; GA 37). 9 9 9 9 3rd. Manchester City (2011/12): GD +64 – The reason Manchester City’s goal difference (GF 93; GA 29) was so high was largely down to 6-1 and 5-0 wins against Manchester United and Tottenham, respectively, on the way to winning their first Premier League title. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY Flame of Life Dress Sale will benefit the hospital, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Foundation Rooms 1 and 2 at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8082. Volunteer Recruitment Fair, 10 a.m.-noon in Foundation Rooms 4 and 5 at Hanry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8051. Local authors, Petrine Mitchum and Aurdre Pavia will sign their book, “Hollywood Hoofbeats,” 2-5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Brownilympics, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the athletic field at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Jamie Davis at (661) 259-7321. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY California Flyers All-Star Cheer Try-outs for ages 12-14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, No. 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Santa Clarita chapter of the Century City Ski Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventKaraoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Crop for Autism Awareness and Research, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Sara Meissner at (661) 296-9531. Brownilympics, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the athletic field at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Jamie Davis at (661) 259-7321. Adult & Senior Health Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call Doug Newell at (661) 222-9536. last_img read more

Letterkenny student has a coat swap nightmare

first_imgA night out for a young woman from Letterkenny has led to a week of inconvenience as her car keys went missing along with her coat.After an accidental coat swap in Voodoo Lounge on Sunday past, she discovered that she had taken home the wrong jacket. Her car keys were in the pocket of her own coat, which means she has been unable to move her car and could face a high cost for getting the keys replaced. The young woman’s mother has made an appeal to Donegal Daily to ask if anyone who has the coat could return the keys. “I’m not sure if they took it deliberately, but as long as they return the keys,” she said.The swap happened at the bar of Voodoo Lounge on Sunday November 6. The woman said she left her black leather Topshop jacket with a fur collar over the back of a stool. She said there was a mix-up with the coats somehow, and she came out with a grey leather jacket. Now, as the young woman is left unable to drive her car, she is appealing for her keys to be returned to herself or to Voodoo.Anyone with information has been asked to call: 086 1304001.Letterkenny student has a coat swap nightmare was last modified: November 10th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car keyscoatletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgThe scene of this morning’s accident in Ballintra.BREAKING NEWS: GARDAI are investigating the death of a farmer in a road traffic accident this morning.Officers have sealed off the scene near Ballintra on the N15 close to the Roadstone cement factory.The dead man in his 50s and lived nearby with his brother and was originally from Scotland. A toppled tractor was found close to where the body was found in the townland of Derries.Gardai have informed the county coroner’s office and a technical examination is taking place.A spokesman confirmed the farmer died at the scene but that the driver of the car was uninjured.A spokesman said “Gardai are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and car on the N15 at Ballintra, Co. Donegal this morning 8th November 2013. The driver of tractor, a man in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of car was not injured. “Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are carrying out an examination at the scene and diversions are in place in the area. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530.”GARDA INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER FARMER’S BODY FOUND IN DITCH was last modified: November 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgJune proved to be another excellent month for Donegal sport with super successes in athletics, boxing cycling, horseracing and motorsport. The Donegal Sports Star review for June highlights those achievements locally, nationally and internationally for the county.There was a memorable weekend for the Boyle cousins Declan and Brian who became only the second crew from the county to win the Donegal International Rally while Mark English and Philip Deignan hit the headlines again in the June review and others who starred in June included the golfer Brendan McCarroll who won a Spanish title. One man who deserves special mention is Trentagh jockey Martin who had a fantastic month after returning from serious injuries sustained in a fall at Lingfield Park in May. Harley who is Marco Botti’s stable jockey rode 13 winners and the two time Donegal Sports Star Award winner is now looking forward to more success on the racetrack over the summer. At the beginning of the month Mark English ran a season’s best of 1:46:22 for the 800m, inside the qualification time for the European Championships, to finish fourth at an international race meeting in Holland. A week later the Letterkenny man ran a season’s best of 1:45:03 to take second place behind Kenyan world record holder David Rudisha at a Diamond League meeting in New York. And near the end of June English won again this time crossing the line first in an 800 metres at the European Team Championships in Tailum, Estonia in a time of 1.47.63.On the first day of the month Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan finished 43rd overall at the end of the three week Giro d’Italia. The highlight of the tough tour for Deignan was his third place finish in a very difficult 170km, 18th stage. Deignan then came agonisingly close to winning the second stage of the Tour de Suisse. In the end the Letterkenny man had to settle for second place.Philip DeignanBrendan McCarroll kept his dreams of joining the elite golfing world on track by winning the Alps Tour Peugeot Trophy in Madrid while two time winner of Donegal Sports Star awards Martin Harley returned from a long serious injury lay-off to ride 13 winners during the month of June. Declan and Brian became the first Donegal crew since Vincent Bonner and Seamus McGettigan to win the Donegal International Rally.Inishowen man Sean McCarter skippered the Derry/Londonderry Yacht to a fantastic victory in the New York to Derry leg of the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race. The result put McCarter’s team fourth overall with two stages of the race remaining. Another big news story during June was that Seamus Coleman signed a new five-year deal reportedly worth 75,000 euro annually which will see the Killybegs man stay at Everton until 2019.Also excelling last month was Inishowen AC’s Pauric McKinney who took a silver medal in the Walled City Marathon in Derry. Brendan Boyce finished fourth overall at the British & Irish Race Walking Championships in York and was the second Irish man home. Lifford AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn was fourth in the 3000m at the European Team Championships in Estonia. Staying with athletics Cranford AC’s Claragh Giles took gold in the Shot Putt and Silver in the Javelin at the Ulster Finals at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast while Christopher Murray was second in the U-20 800m in the same finals.The boxing star of the month was undoubtedly Labhaoise Clarke from Carndonagh BC who won her fifth Irish title at the National Stadium in the Women’s Senior Cadet Championships on the last Sunday of June. She defeated Clonard’s Sophie Tierney in the final on an unanimous verdict in the Bantam Weight Division. Clarke was subsequently named on Irish squad for the European Women’s Youth Championships.In cycling there was success for Errigal CC’s Michael McBride who won the ‘Best Young Rider’ category at the Donegal Ras. Errigal also had a good weekend at the North Down GP in Donaghadee with Donal Walsh and Odhran Doogan first and second in the U-12 race while Conor Halvey and P.J. Doogan were the winner and runner-up respectively in the U-14 event.On the first Sunday of June the Termon ladies won the All-Ireland Senior Gaeltacht title for the fifth successive year with a 4-15 to 2-10 win over Clonbur in the final in Moycullen. Also in Moycullen, Kilcar won the All-Ireland Senior Gaeltacht title for the sixth time with a 3-14 to 0-13 victory over Michael Breathnach in the final. The McHugh cousins Ryan and Eoin scored a combined 3-7 in the decider. Michael MurphyMichael Murphy picked up the GAA/GPA May Player of the Month for his superb performance in Donegal’s win over Derry in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final clash at Celtic Park. And for his display in the same game the 2012 Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Karl Lacey received the Ulster GAA Writers Association May Player of the Month award.A little of bit of history was created by Aaron Bradley who became the first member of the Letterkenny Gaels Club to play in an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Inter-County game when he lined out for London who lost to Limerick in a qualifier tie at Gaelic Grounds. Donegal booked their place in a fourth successive Ulster Final following 3-19 to 0-10 win over Antrim in Clones. And the Minors made it a double for the county with a 2-19 to 1-10.In gymnastics Letterkenny girl Maria Gallagher won the Northern Ireland All Round Gymnastics Championships at Level 8 taking gold for her floor, vault and team routines and bronze on the bars. And the Finesse Gymnastics Display Team took silver at the Dublin Fleadh. The Donegal ‘B’ pool team were beaten in the All-Ireland Championship Final in Ennis by Tyrone.In snooker John Connors took the David Hanna Donegal Snooker Championship title for the fifth time with a 5-0 win over Anthony Bonner in the final. On the international soccer front there was disappointment for a former Donegal Sports Star Soccer Award winner Ramelton’s Kyle Callan-McFadden as the Republic of Ireland U-19 side’s hopes of reaching the Elite UEFA Finals were ended after losing 3-1 to Serbia in a final group qualifier at the Tallaght Stadium. McFadden was captain for one game and played in all three group fixtures in Dublin over the week with the Irish winning 2-1 against Iceland before losing 2-1 to Turkey.Ciara Grant celebrates another stunnerLetterkenny’s Ciara Grant came off the bench as a late sub for the Republic of Ireland Senior Women’s team who got an injury-time winner to defeat Croatia in a crucial World Cup qualifier at the Tallaght Stadium. The Irish followed that up with an excellent draw in Russia.Meanwhile, Shane Duffy, whose father Brian is from Letterkenny, made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland senior team in a friendly 1-1 draw against Costa Rica in Philadelphia. Finn Harps advanced to the third round of the FAI Ford Senior Cup with a hard earned 1-0 win over non-league Belgrove/Home Farm in Dublin thanks to an eighth minute Pat McCann goal but the hosts had played most of the game with just ten men.In the league it was a mixed month for Ollie Hogan’s side as late goal saw Harps slump to their fifth league defeat of the season losing 1-0 to Longford Town in Ballybofey. However, on the last Friday of June the Donegal outfit recorded only their second home win of the campaign when a Ruairi Keating goal gave his side a 1-0 victory over Waterford Utd. Ramelton’s Barry McNamee, the current Donegal Sports Star Soccer title holer, scored the first goal in a ‘Man of the Match’ performance for Derry City in a 2-0 win over Cobh Ramblers in the second round of the FAI Ford Senior Cup at St. Colman’s Park.Former Letterkenny Rovers and Derry City player Cillian Morrison completed his transfer from UCD to Cork City signing a two-and-a-half year professional contract with the Leesiders.The Donegal Women’s U-14s side finished third at the Gaynor Cup in Limerick with an Amy Boyle-Carr giving the side managed by Brid McGinty and Johnny Baird a 1-0 win in the final. St. Catherine’s defeated Bonagee Utd 4-2 to win the Donegal Schoolboys U-14 Champions League Final at Finn Park. Ballyshannon man Matthew McGarrigle won the Metalman Swimming series at Rosses Point in Co. Sligo while Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon member Aidan Callaghan finished second at the ‘Hell of the West’ Olympic distance event in Kilkee, Co. Clare.In Primary School’s sport Kilmacrennan NS won their fourth piece of silverware of the year by taking the county Cummann na mBunscoil Roinn 2 county title. The success came after also winning the Donegal and Ulster indoor GAA titles and the boys County FAIS soccer final.DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW – JUNE WAS A MONTH FOR SOCCER, CYCLING AND A LOT MORE! was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Sports Star Reviewlast_img read more

One Titan-ic comeback: Cox recovers from injury

first_imgFULLERTON – Everything always came easily to Kellie Cox on the soccer field, so after colliding with the opposing goalkeeper in Cal State Fullerton’s 2003 opener, she figured she’d be back in action as soon as she caught her breath. After 15 minutes, she was still gasping, and the Titans’ trainer insisted she go to the hospital. “It was pretty painful,” said Cox, a two-time All-Southern Section selection at Quartz Hill High, “but as soon as I got to the hospital, they have me take some morphine, and I thought I was healed. I told them, ‘I’m fine.’ ” Turned out Cox was anything but fine. She had suffered a lacerated liver, spent five days in intensive care – at times wondering if she would live – and missed the rest of her junior season. Khosroshahin soon took over for Mistri, who continued to coach the Titans’ men’s team. “She was one of my first recruits, and it’s been real special since she arrived at Fullerton,” said Khosroshahin, a former Cal State L.A. standout who also is an assistant coach for Mexico’s national team. “She arrived with a bang. She had an immediate impact on our program – she was a starter as a freshman and our second-leading scorer – and the best thing about Kellie is the type of person she is. … She had a real desire to learn about the game, and she enjoys being challenged.” Cox has started 77 games in four-plus years as a Titan, scoring 21 goals with 17 assists – one shy of Dolores Browning’s program assist record. She has six goals this year, one in a 4-1 triumph over UC Riverside in the Big West Tournament final, but her value can’t be expressed by numbers. Nor by honors. “(Being Co-Offensive MVP) is a good compliment to the team when so many people get good accolades,” said Cox, one of seven all-conference first-teamers from Fullerton. “Especially as a senior, the individual things aren’t so important. It’s really about what we do as a team. A national championship would mean 100 times more than any individual thing.” Cox was injured when she challenged Fairleigh Dickinson goalkeeper Andrea Maston for a ball in the air. Maston, as goalkeepers are trained to do, extended her knee, and it caught Cox just under her ribcage. She landed in a heap and thought the wind had been knocked out of her. “It was definitely the scariest moment of my life,” she said. “Especially the unknown, not knowing. At any moment, they said the hematoma could have burst (which can be deadly). And afterward, any sudden movement, running into something, could have caused bleeding. … It was unreal, a possible near-death experience.” Cox said she was “gun-shy (on the field) for probably a year. I’m still, if I see (someone in) a collision with a goalkeeper, I’ll turn away. I really can’t watch it.” Because it happened in the opener, she was able to medical redshirt and regain a season of eligibility. “That’s the good thing about it,” she said. “It could have been worse. It could have happened in the third game, and it would have been a wasted season. If that had happened, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” contending for a spot in next month’s NCAA College Cup final four in College Station, Texas. “It was a blessing in disguise.” Scott French, (818) 713-3627 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The doctors say they’ve never seen (a lacerated liver) as a sports injury, but it’s real common in car accidents,” said Cox, who will lead the 15th-ranked Titans (19-3) into an NCAA Sweet 16 showdown Sunday at No. 7 Virginia. “Before I knew what it was, I was wondering if I was going to be able to play (in the next game). Then they told me what it was, and I was thinking, ‘Am I going to be able to survive this?’ ” Cox healed, returned to the field, was the Titans’ playmaker last year and was honored as Big West Midfielder of the Year. This season she was honored, with teammate Kandice Wilson, as Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year, became a three-time All-Big West first-team selection and led Fullerton to its second NCAA appearance. “When Kelly came back last year,” Fullerton coach Ali Khosroshahin said, “she had a good year, but it wasn’t the Kelly of old. This year she’s really put it together. She’s playing with more reckless abandon than probably she ever has, winning 50-50 balls, winning balls in the air – stuff she’s never done before. She’s doing the dirty work, and she’s always been a skillful player.” Cox was dominant at Quartz Hill, where she was valedictorian and a four-time all-league choice, scoring 23 goals with 23 assists her senior season. She’s part of a generation of soccer players – along with Chicago Fire (MLS) defender Leonard Griffin; his brother, Maxwell, a standout at UCLA; UCLA’s Kiel McClung; Cal State Northridge star Sean Franklin; and others – who are putting Antelope Valley soccer on the map. Khosroshahin, then an assistant to Al Mistri, recruited Cox, whose older sister, Jodie, was an All-American pitcher/outfielder for Fullerton’s softball team. last_img read more

Lew Wolff talks about development, baseball, and education

first_imgLew Wolff’s expertise includes developer, hotel owner, baseball executive, education adviser, so if anyone epitomizes the term Renaissance man, Wolff would be that person. Wolff has co-owned or developed some of the most iconic buildings in downtown San Jose, and now he is providing expertise and advice to help launch new hotels in downtown San Jose and downtown Oakland. Wolff’s current interests also include the Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos. This news organization recently sat down to talk …last_img read more