Sumner’s Kala Young signs to play at UMaine-Machias

first_imgHARRINGTON — Sumner’s Kala Young signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for University of Maine at Machias before the team’s Wednesday, Jan. 4, road game against the Narraguagus Knights.Young called UMaine-Machias “the right fit” because of its smaller size and proximity to her hometown of Gouldsboro. The UMM campus is only 45 minutes from Gouldsboro, the easternmost town in Hancock County.“I have a sister who’s been there for a couple years, so I know the campus pretty well,” Young said. “I wanted the place where I felt most comfortable and could play at the right level, and this was it.”Young began playing traveling basketball in fourth grade while she was living Mariaville and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has also played for the Peninsula School in Gouldsboro and the Hancock County-based Downeast Basketball Club AAU team over the years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDuring her time at Sumner, Young has started games at both forward and center. She scored six points and added several offensive rebounds against a Narraguagus team that won the Class C state championship last season.“Kala has always been one of the leaders on our team,” Sumner head coach Bimbo Pinkham said. “She’s one of our best players around the basket, and she gives it her all even when the going gets tough. You have to feel good for a kid like that getting an opportunity at the college level.”UMaine-Machias head coach Troy Alley attended the game and presented the letter for Kala to sign. The Clippers are 4-7 under Alley this year with wins over Great Bay Community College, Unity, Hampshire College and NHTI.Kala’s father, James, said his daughter also received scholarship offers from the University of Maine at Farmington and Curry College in Milton, Mass. Although each school had something different to offer, UMaine-Machias seemed to stand out from the rest of the pack.“The coaches and everyone, they just all really made it seem like they wanted her,” James Young said. “We couldn’t be happier that she’s gotten this opportunity. It’s a real privilege for her to be able to play in college, and we’re all going to enjoy continuing to watch her play.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest Postscenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

CL Regional 4-Day Tournament Round 7…| Jaguars, Hurricanes run fest ends in draw

first_img–Johnson, Bramble hit half-centuries, Cornwall ends with 10 wicketsBy Clifton RossTHE run fest at Providence ended with a calm draw as both the Guyana Jaguars and Leeward Hurricanes put each other to the test, as round 7 concluded yesterday.The Champs posted 261 in the first innings thanks to Vishaul Singh grafting 90; as the Hurricanes pair of Rakeem Cornwall and Jerimiah Louis bagged 4 wickets apiece.Hurricanes, in a brave effort, racked up 378-9 in their first innings, gaining a lead of over 100, thanks to knocks from Montcin Hodge (98), Amir Jangoo (90) and Jahmar Hamilton (67).Jaguars, batting a second time, ended on 228 for 8 with skipper Leon Johnson chalking up a good-looking 63 with 10 fours; wicket-keeper Anthony Bramble muscled 8 fours in his 69.Cornwall returned to bag 3 for 99 in the second innings, ending with 10 wickets in the match while Kacey Carty supported with 2-28.Cornwall brought out the tricks early in the morning session, after the Jags came out for their second innings which required them to first wipe the 117 run lead then make fresh runs for the Hurricanes to chase with a day left.Vishaul SinghThe burly off-spinner cleaned up the top three batsmen, including openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul (4) and Tevin Imlach, who failed for the second time in the match with another non-negative integer score (0), thereby bagging himself an unforgettable pair.After narrowly missing a ton, left-hander Vishaul Singh (17), managed a solitary four prior to him, too, being pinned leg-before- wicket (LBW) by Cornwall.Reeling at 22-3, seasoned heads, Johnson and Chris Barnwell (40) commenced the repair work as they took the Jags to 72-3 when lunch arrived.Kian Pemberton (1-32) then got into the action by removing a settled Barnwell who was out caught after hitting three fours.Looking to play his shots, Johnson was given a life when he was dropped by a diving glove-man Hamilton as Guyana chipped away at the deficit.The session before tea was a solid one for Guyana as Bramble hit six fours to reach his fifty along with his captain who also reached the halfway mark, as the tail was mopped up in a hurry.Things ended in a subtle manner as the Hurricanes needed more than a 100 runs to win in less than a session remaining.Hodge was given out LBW by pacer Niall Smith (1-12) for 10, but Kieran Powell (12*) and Amir Jangoo (5*) saw their team to stumps as the game ended in a draw, lifting the team spirit of the last-placed Hurricanes team.Earlier, when play resumed, Cornwall and Louis, the overnight pair, looked to stretch the 94-run lead.The left-arm swinger, Reifer, then removed Louis (11) while Permaul trapped Pemberton lbw for a duck, leaving Cornwall unbeaten on 19 with a four and a six to his credit.Round 8 continues next week at Providence where the Jags will battle the Barbados Pride.last_img read more

VIDEO: Syracuse erupts in team room after receiving NCAA Tournament bid

first_img Comments Published on March 14, 2016 at 8:14 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Many experts had Syracuse slightly in or even out of the field of 68, but the Orange grabbed a No. 10 seed and a rematch with the team that eliminated it from the 2014 NCAA Tournament in seventh-seeded Dayton. The two will tip off at 12:15 p.m. on Friday in St. Louis. Here’s a video from Syracuse Athletics of the team reacting to seeing its name called on TV.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Betway Ghana warns customers about scammers

first_imgBetway Ghana, the leading online sports betting company, is warning its valued customers against free bets scam that it says has been going on.In a statement, Betway Ghana said they had taken notice of messages circulating on social media and other online platforms in regards to them offering its customers an unlimited account balance to bet.According to Betway Ghana, their free bets are system generated and only inform players of such free bets through their inboxes on the betting platform.Below is the statement:Betway Ghana wishes to draw the attention of our players to the circulation of hyperlinks and messages on social media and other media channels that are sending our players supposed ‘balance hacks’ and Free Bets.We want to inform our players who receive such messages or are being contacted by such persons to please ignore these messages, as they do not originate from Betway and are schemes intended to extort players. The perpetrators often reach out to individuals offering them a ‘hack’ that allows them to enjoy an unlimited account balance whilst requesting payments for this service. We have alerted the Gaming Commission and Security Agencies of such acts and we will continue to work together to protect the interest of our players.Betway continues to reward players through Free Bets, which are system generated, and only inform players of such Free Bets through their inboxes on the betting platform.Players who require clarification can call us on our hotline 0307033178. You can also contact us via @Betway_gh on Twitter and BetwayGH on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgCritically ill Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte’s condition has improved dramatically in hospital in Dublin.Senator Jimmy Harte’s condition is improving in hospital.While his family say he is still in a very serious condition, the past 24 hours has seen the Letterkenny politician come off his ventilator.And it is hoped that in the coming days the 55 year old could be moved from the ICU department to a high dependency unit at Beaumont Hospital. The father of four has moved his hand and is understood to be trying to communicate with family members.A close family member told Donegal Daily that doctors are delighted with Jimmy’s improving condition but stressed he still has a long road to travel.“Compared to just a couple of days ago Jimmy is in a much better place.“We don’t want to go into the specifics other than to say that doctors are very happy with how things are going. “Last week it looked like Jimmy was really up against it but he has fought so hard to hang in there.“We still have such a long way to go but thankfully things are going in the right direction for him,” said the family member.The Letterkenny businessman was found unconscious on a street in Dublin on Saturday week last after attending an Irish soccer game at the Aviva Stadium.He had a serious head injury and was put in an induced coma to allow doctors to treat him.The family spokesman added that Jimmy will remain in hospital until the New Year and hopefully get all the treatment he needs on his road to recovery. “People have been so good. The amount of good wishes, phonecalls, texts and other messages willing Jimmy to get better is just incredible,” he added.HOPES HIGH FOR SENATOR HARTE AS VENTILATOR REMOVED was last modified: November 27th, 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)Tags:Beaumont HospitalfallImprovementSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more