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By Warren RappleyeaStaff Writer Hornets feature several newcomers, move upto Group III Hornets feature several newcomers, move up to Group III By Warren Rappleyea Staff Writer Plenty of talent remains from a group that won the Tournament of Champions last spring, as the Holmdel High School boys’ tennis team returns to the courts. Last season the Hornets were dominating, compiling a 30-2 record while winning the Shore Conference’s B North division, the conference tourney, the NJSIAA Central Jersey and All Group II titles, as well as the TOC. This time around, Holmdel moves up to Group III, and coach Chuck Chelednik said that he expects a strong season from his team. “We certainly want to win the division again,” he said. “I think we’re capable of a good performance in the Shore tournament and I think we can make a run in Group III, although the competition is very tough.” Gone are tremendous players like Gordie Milchutsky and Paul Buyanovsky, who helped lead the Hornets to the TOC title — thus becoming the first public school team from the Shore to earn the title. Incidentally, Milchutsky has continued to impress on the courts, leading the Rutgers University men’s tennis team with seven victories this spring heading into last weekend’s action. Milchutsky was sporting a 5-5 dual mark, playing all of his matches at the No. 4 position, while going 2-1 in tournament action at the Harvard Invitational. He was also 4-8 overall in doubles action, along with teammate Maarten Vissers, a senior from Holland. This season the Hornets will start impressive newcomer Lawrence Zakrevsky, a freshman, at the No. 1 singles slot. The left-hander owns a good array of shots, hits the ball hard and is very quick, the coach noted. Seniors Eric Lin and Chris Lee hold down the second and third singles posts, respectively. A second doubles pair last season, Lin and Lee were 10-3 as a team. Chelednik said both players have improved significantly. Lin has worked to upgrade his service, while Lee has displayed a solid forehand in practice sessions and scrimmages. Mike Craparo and Steve Chu, both seniors, return as the first doubles team, where they were 19-4 last season. Senior Rich Li and sophomore Julius Li, no relation, are at second doubles. In addition, freshmen Erich Ressig and Ken Hettler are likely to see action at doubles. “Our strengths should be in singles and first doubles, where we have two experienced players,” Chelednik said. “We may move some people around as the season progresses. Eric Lin and Chris Lee are excellent players, but they’re inexperienced at singles. We’ll have to see what happens.” Holmdel is scheduled to open the season at home this afternoon against Middletown South. The Hornets are home again tomorrow when St. John Vianney comes to visit.
Running back Damien Williams scored two touchdowns, one by air and one by land, and Patrick Mahomes also threw a touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce in a three-touchdown fourth quarter that brought the Kansas City Chiefs back from a 20-10 deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.It was Kansas City’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.Mahomes finished 26 of 42 for 286 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, while being named the game’s Most Valuable Player. He threw for 141 yards in the fourth quarter and became the second-youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl (Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl XL).“We never lost faith, I think that’s the biggest thing,” Mahomes said afterward on the Fox broadcast. “Everybody on this team, nobody had their heads down.”Things looked bleak for the Chiefs when Mahomes was sacked twice and intercepted twice in the first 18 minutes of the second half, as the 49ers gained a 20-10 lead after the score was tied 10-10 at halftime.However, the Chiefs — who rallied from deficits of 24-0 to Houston and 10-0 to Tennessee earlier this postseason — started their comeback on a 10-play, 83-yard drive. They pulled within 20-17 on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Kelce with 6:13 to play.After a 16-yard apparent completion to receiver Tyreek Hill was reversed on replay, Mahomes connected with Hill on a 44-yard pass to the 49ers 21-yard line.The ball went to the 1 when safety Tarvarius Moore was flagged for interference on Kelce in the end zone. Moore had registered Mahomes’ second interception of the game that stopped a Kansas City drive that reached the 49ers 23-yard line.However, the Chiefs forced the 49ers to punt after the interception, which led to the Kelce score.“It’s ‘Magic Mahomes’, it’s ‘Showtime Mahomes,’” Kelce told reporters. “He willed this team back into the game.”The 49ers then had their first three-and-out of the game when linebacker Ben Niemann pressured 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, forcing an incompletion on a third-and-5 play. Mahomes then engineered a seven-play, 65-yard scoring drive that featured a 38-yard completion to wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the San Francisco 10-yard line. They took a 24-20 lead on a 5-yard pass to Williams.“It was Pat Mahomes and the defense taking care of business,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who won his first Super Bowl in his 222nd career victory as a head coach, said afterward.“Coach Reid told me after both of ’em to keep firing,” Mahomes added of his interceptions. “Keep believing and keep firing.”After Garoppolo had four consecutive incompletions, the final one on fourth-and-10, Williams ran 38 yards for a touchdown for the final points of the game.“We just didn’t get it done when we got the ball,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said afterward. “Came up just short on a couple plays. … When we had to answer, we didn’t.”The Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to overcome three double-digit deficits in the postseason en route to a Super Bowl title.With the score tied at 10 as the second half began, the 49ers took the kickoff and marched from their 16-yard line to the Kansas City 24 before settling for Robbie Gould’s second field goal of the game. His 42-yard kick gave San Francisco a 13-10 lead with 9:29 remaining in the third quarter.The lead was built to 20-10 after Mahomes was intercepted for the first time in his five-game postseason career.The pick came one play after 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa knocked the ball out of Mahomes’ hand on a second-and-5 play from the Kansas City 46-yard line. Mahomes recovered his own fumble, but the 7-yard loss produced a third-and-12 play, on which linebacker Fred Warner made the interception at his own 45-yard line.Garoppolo, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 219 with one touchdown and two interceptions, completed three passes on the next drive for 52 yards and running back Raheem Mostert scored on a 1-yard run with 2:35 left in the quarter.The 49ers took a 3-0 lead on their opening drive, but the Chiefs regained the lead on Mahomes’ 1-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the first quarter.After a 31-yard field goal by Harrison Butker gave Kansas City a 10-3 lead, the 49ers responded with Garoppolo’s 15-yard pass to fullback Kyle Juszczyk, knotting the score at 10 with 5:05 left until halftime.On the next-to-last play of the half, there were boos when 49ers tight end George Kittle was penalized for offensive pass interference on a pass play from the Chiefs’ 45-yard line that would have moved the 49ers to the Chiefs’ 13-yard line with six seconds remaining. San Francisco then took a knee to end the half.“I don’t get to see it very good from the sideline, but I was definitely surprised the way they were letting them play defense,” Shanahan said of the call.
No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Already assured of a semifinal slot after their hot 3-0 start, the Nationals settled for the second spot in the preliminaries.The Thais, who the Filipinos beat for in the 2017 gold medal match, went on to convert four more in the middle period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Philippines’ lone goal make came from Carlo Martin Tenedero, who scored in the sixth minute of the second frame.The Eagles crank their title-retention bid up when they play Singapore, a team they beat 5-3 in the group phase, when the knockout stage gets going this Saturday. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ The Philippines’ Rigel Lancero II battle Thailand’s Patrick Forstner for the puck during the Ice Hockey preliminary round of the 30th South East Asian Games 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonMANILA, Philippines–The Philippines fell to Thailand, 10-1, for its first loss in the ice hockey tournament of 30th Southeast Asian Games Friday night at SM Mall of Asia ice skating rink.The Eagles found themselves trailing early, 0-3, after an early barrage led by Papan Thanakroekkiat six minutes into the contest.ADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Thailand faces Malaysia in the other semifinal pairing which comes off wraps at 3 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH wins another silver as Singapore, Vietnam rule swimming Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China
– released online to Education Ministry todayStudents who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in May/June of this year will soon be able to uplift their grades as results will be released to the Ministry of Education today.They will also be able to access their grades via the internet and the recently launched mobile App “CXC Connect” on Friday.The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) announced that the results for all examinations will be released on Monday August 14 to Ministries of Education. The results will also be available to candidates online at http://results.cxc.org and on the CXC Connect Mobile App.Launched in Barbados on Thursday, CXC mobile app would became available to students on August 12. Students, who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) during the May/June 2017 exams, will be able to utilise the app to access their results. Those students who wrote the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) exam would be able to access their results via the app on August 15, 2017.With this newly launched Connect app, not only will students be able to access examination results as soon as they are released, but via their smart phones and other mobile devices, they would be able to carry them in their pockets wherever they go.Students, parents, and even educators have previously complained about the late arrival of examinations’ results, although efforts have been made to release grades early; this new app will reduce that waiting time to an all-time significant low.
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Newcastle deserve to be among the relegation favourites following their woeful start to the season but says it may not be the end for under-fire Alan Pardew just yet.He also looks ahead to tonight’s Champions League ties and claims Roma, with former England star Ashley Cole in their ranks, will provide Manchester City with a tough test at the Etihad Stadium.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
1 Lazar Markovic The summer clearout at Liverpool appears to be gathering momentum.After Mario Balotelli ended his disastrous Anfield spell by rejoining AC Milan on Thursday, fellow summer 2014 recruit Lazar Markovic looks set for a loan move to Fenerbahce.The 21-year-old winger endured an inconsistent season on Merseyside, showing flashes of his potential but failing to secure a first-team berth.And those first-team opportunities look set to fade with the arrival of Roberto Firmino this summer and the emergence of Jordon Ibe.Despite the proposed deal, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers still holds Markovic as part of his long-term plans and hopes some time away from the club will help restore his confidence.Liverpool fans, however, don’t seem particularly happy at the decision, and some of them took to Twitter to voice their displeasure:
1 Clinton N’Jie failed to find the net in his first season at Tottenham Lyon and Nice are both hoping to gazump Marseille in the race to land Tottenham flop Clinton N’Jie.The young striker, who failed to score a goal during his first season at Spurs, is set to leave White Hart Lane on loan this summer.And he is expected to join Marseille for the coming season with an obligatory clause to buy him outright for £6million should he make a certain numner of apperances for the French side.But, according to L’Equipe, two other Ligue 1 clubs have now joined the race and hope to turn his head with the promise of European football.Marseille finished a disappointing 13th place last term while Lyon and Nice finished second and fourth respectively.And, although a move to the Stade Velodrome appears on the cards, N’Jie might yet change his mind at the last minute.
latest The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star JIBE Instagram @Madders Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:03Loaded: 15.75%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 4 The unbelievably special football boots I will be wearing during the European Championships for @England . My best friend always with me 🧡 @SuperStrongSoph Thankyou so much for the surprise @pumafootball 🏴 pic.twitter.com/XQp0qPb3zK— James Maddison (@Madders10) June 16, 2019 When James Maddison plays for England at the European Under-21 Championship he will do so in special boots with the image of Sophie Taylor, a young supporter who died from bone cancer.Sophie, from Norwich, died in January at the age of five and Maddison became her friend when she was a mascot for the club during his time at Carrow Road. However, for removing his Leicester shirt he was booked by referee Michael Oliver – as the laws of the game dictate – which many lambasted the official for, though Maddison asked for people to stop the abuse.“Regarding tweets about Michael Oliver, he’s just doing his job and didn’t have a choice. He didn’t enjoy showing me a yellow and shared his condolences about the passing of Sophie which I thought was very respectful.” Here’s how the opening weekend of the Premier League will get under way for the 2019/20 season“The unbelievably special football boots I will be wearing during the European Championships for England. My best friend always with me @SuperStrongSoph,” he tweeted, thanking Puma for the ‘surprise’.The boots feature a picture of Sophie, and the words ‘there is a new angel in Heaven’.There is also a picture of the top he revealed after scoring against Burnley in March, which reads “RIP Sophie I Love You”. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED whoops Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ There is an image of Sophie Taylor on them, whom he referred to as his best friend – the two having met when Maddison was a Norwich player and she was a mascot Maddison tweeted pictures of the boots he will wear for England at the European Under-21 Championship deals punished England play France in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday IN DEMAND Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea boost REAL DEAL Also, regarding tweets about Michael Oliver, he’s just doing his job and didn’t have a choice. He didn’t enjoy showing me a yellow and shared his condolences about the passing of Sophie which I thought was very respectful👍🏼— James Maddison (@Madders10) March 16, 2019 4 Instagram @Madders Instagram @Madders Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich in 2018, and in March he celebrated a goal for the club against Burnley and revealed the tribute to Sophie Taylor 4 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST 4 Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? talkSPORT brings you full commentary of England vs France from the European Under-21 Championship on Tuesday evening. Click HERE to listen live!
Nagel has nine kills, eight digs for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford volleyball team continued its terrific early-season roll with a 3-0 sweep of Edgar in a nonconference match Tuesday at Stratford High School.The Tigers won 25-12, 25-7, 25-12.Mazie Nagel had nine kills, eight digs, and four service aces to lead Stratford in all three categories.Brooke Peterson had 15 assists, Jadyn Dahlke added 11 assists, and Makayla Krall had six kills in the win for the Tigers.Stratford is off until Tuesday, Sept. 19, when it plays a Marawood Conference South Division match at Wausau Newman Catholic.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)