KC remain on winning trail

first_img Yesterday’s results Rashawn McKinson led the way with a brace as Kingston College cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Papine High in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup at the Papine football field yesterday. The ‘Purples’ star struck KC’s opener on the stroke of half-time. The assist was impeccably delivered via a long-range free kick from Javain Brown, and McKinson applied the finishing touch. His second goal was from the penalty spot, coolly slotted home in the 82nd minute. The midfielder, with his back to goal, received a bouncing ball, which he deliberately played on to the outstretched hand of defender Oldani Dunkley to win a clever penalty. McKinson skilfully dictated the KC play and was the danger man throughout the game, proving to be their man of the match in three straight games. With the win, KC are unbeaten and top of Group C with nine points from three games. “Well, I am doing good so far. It’s just to train hard and continue the good work. I am a lot older now and have more experience. I have told my coach that I want to score 20 or more goals this season and give as many assist as possible,” McKinson told The Gleaner. He previously missed two penalties against Denham Town High, while scoring four goals. For Papine, captain Tajah Campbell and striker Romario Lynch linked up very well on a few occasions, playing through balls, which opened up the KC defence, but they could not find the finishing touch. KC’s coach, Ludlow Bernard, said: “It was one of those games that you really are not going to get everything perfect, but we still managed to maintain our winning streak and managed to maintain a clean sheet for the third game running.” Calabar 7 Campion College 0 JosÈ Marti 0 Dunoon 1 Bridgeport High 2 Cumberland High 1 Ascot High 0 Denham Town 1 St Mary’s College 2 Norman Manley 2 Papine High 0 Kingston College 2 Haile Selassie 3 Jonathan Grant 2 St Catherine 1 Ardenne 1 Hydel 0 St Jago 0 Camperdown 0 Wolmer’s 3 Pembroke Hall 2 Meadowbrook 3last_img read more

Amy Norman commits to Thompson Rivers University on volleyball scholarship

first_imgFort St. John alum Amy Norman will continue her post secondary volleyball career after committing to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The move will allow Norman to stay on the court and will also let her compete at the highest level in Canadian university sports as the Wolfpack play in Canada West which is a part of CIS.She admits she was expecting this past season with Grande Prairie Regional College to be her last in terms of playing volleyball but things changed after she was contacted by TRU.“I was done my program this year at Grande Prairie so I wasn’t planning on going anywhere else,” she said. “The coach contacted me and flew me for a visit and it just seemed like a good fit. It’s two full years left to play and I’ve always wanted to play CIS but that was back in high school when I thought it was more of a dream. I took three years off and went back into it and I never though I would make it into CIS. Just having the opportunity is pretty cool.”- Advertisement -Thompson Rivers hasn’t had a ton of success to speak of over the last number of years, but Norman said the team has taken positive steps in rebuilding their program and some of those efforts started to pay off last season.“They haven’t been doing so well the last few years but they got a new coach, they’ve got new recruits, and they stocked up quite a bit last year and plan on keeping on improving over the next few years.”Norman was born in Dawson Creek but moved to Fort St. John in grade three and stayed until she graduated high school.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mike Sprague: Water problems ignored

first_imgA new Public Policy Institute of California poll found that 55 percent of Californians think the state is on the wrong track, he said. And he doesn’t know if Schwarzenegger will run for U.S. Senate in 2010. But even if he does run for U.S. Senate, it won’t be an easy victory, he said. “(Barbara) Boxer is no Phil Angelides,” he said of the incumbent, a Democrat who has been in office since 1997. Angelides lost to Schwarzenegger in 2006. “She’s a tough campaigner, and I think the Democrats would do all they could to try and protect her.” He also discussed the 2010 governor’s race. The Democrats have a number of potential candidates, including state Attorney General Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villairagosa, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, former state Controller Steve Westly and the 2006 Democratic candidate Phil Angelides. “I would put my money on Brown,” he said. As for Republicans, he said, he doesn’t have a clue who will run. ASSEMBLY REPORT: Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk, will speak at the 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Mark Twain Democratic Club. It will be at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. For information, call (562) 587-0487. FORUM: The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold a candidates’ debate from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for Montebello city and school board candidates at the Quiet Cannon Country Club, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello. MORE DEBATES: Three forums for candidates for the Whittier Union High School District will be held, beginning Oct. 3. All three will be combined with either an elementary school district or Rio Hondo College school election. The one for East Whittier City will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Whittier City Council chambers at City Hall, 13230 Penn St., Whittier. The Rio Hondo College forum will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Santa Fe High School, 10400 S. Orr and Day Road, Santa Fe Springs. The third combination involving South Whittier will be held at 7p.m. Oct. 10 at Richard Graves Middle School, 13243 Los Nietos Road, Whittier. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The delta supplies 24 million people in Southern California,” he said. “If there were to be a major earthquake in the Bay Area and the levees were to break, the system would be shut down for months.” It would be an economic disaster, he said. “The economic fallout would be in the billions,” he said. Water was just one of the topics Rosengarten discussed; others included the state of the state to whether Schwarzenegger would run for U.S. Senate. The state of the state isn’t good at least as far as what Californians think, he said. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Water has been a long-ignored subject and Californians may soon pay for it, said Dick Rosengarten, co-publisher of California Political Week, a California political newsletter. Rosengarten said Friday that former Govs. Pete Wilson and Gray Davis ignored it during their time in office and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t do anything until after he was re-elected. “The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is in terrible shape,” he said at the monthly breakfast of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. last_img read more