PVC names baseball, softball, tennis all-stars

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has announced its all-stars for baseball, softball and tennis for the spring season, and Hancock County is well-represented.Class C BaseballFrom the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Tyler Maguire, Josh Gray, Asher Bowden and Carter DeRedin were named to the first team, Jack Cyr and Jake Gauvin to the second team and Mike Cowing was named Coach of the Year.From the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Finn McMahon-Allwine was named to the first team and Anthony Bianco and Kelsey Allen to the second team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJacob Shorey was a first team selection from the Sumner Tigers and Issiac Christiansen received honorable mention.Class C SoftballAlanna Davis, Kim Nason, Debbie Wight, Bri Bires and Sami Goode earned first team honors and Tyler Dupont was named to the second team from the Bucksport Golden Bucks.From the Sumner Tigers, Jennie Daley was named to the first team.Class D SoftballFrom the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Katie Haskell, Morgan Shepard and Abby Knowlton earned first team honors.Class B Boys’ TennisLuke Horton of the Mount Desert Island Trojans was named Player of the Year.From the Ellsworth Eagles, Evan Toothaker and the doubles duo of Anthony Gardner and Jarred Whitney were named to the first team, and the doubles pairing of John Fendl and Kyle Lima to the second team.From Ellsworth, Ben Haslam earned second team honors in singles and coach Brian Higgins shared Coach of the Year honors.Class B Girls’ TennisFrom MDI, Madeline Cook was named Co-Player of the Year, the doubles duo of Sierra Bloom and Mackenzie Myers earned first team honors and coach Ben Rowell was named Coach of the Year.From Ellsworth, Olivia Mora and the doubles pairing of Lauren Hale and Josie Schmale were named to the second team.Class C Boys’ TennisFrom the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Alex Heilner was named player of the year and the doubles duo of Ed Lameyer and Luke Theoharidis were named to the first team; Tate Yoder and the duo of Tim Dentino and Beowulf were named to the second team; and Nate Boechat received honorable mention.From Sumner, Shamus Russet was named a third team all-star.Class C Girls’ TennisFrom GSA, Charlotte Reiter and the duo of Adrian Van der Eb and Madi Politte were named to the first team, and Maggie Keating was named to the second team and Sophia Chen was named third team honors.From the Sumner Tigers, Hannah Fleming was named to the second team, Tianah Johnson to the third team and Phoebe Herrington received honorable mention. First team honors went to Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner in doubles.From the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Allison Cormier was named to the third team.Boys’ All-academic honors went to Luke Krebs, Teryn Miller and Sam Walker of MDI; Jinran Tian, Tianjian Yuan and Xingjian Gong of GSA; and Nick Dunham, Douglas Heanssler and Andrew Turner of DI-Stonington.Girls’ All-academic honors went to Madeline Cook and Sierra Bloom of MDI; Charlotte Reiter of GSA; Sequoia Johnson of Sumner; and Megan Weed and Sasha Zembrusky of DI-Stonington.An Earlier version of this article excluded Ben Haslam, Coach Brian Higgins both of Ellsworth, Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner and Sophia Chen of GSA.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Biolast_img read more

Mushfiqur fifty helps Bangladesh end India T20 jinx

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bangladesh ended their 20-overs jinx against India after Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten half-century helped secure their seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International on Sunday.Their bowlers laid the platform for a memorable victory against their mighty neighbours by restricting India to 148-6 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.Mushfiqur, dropped in the deep on 38, made 60 not out and featured in a crucial partnership with Soumya Sarkar as Bangladesh finally humbled India in this format at the ninth attempt.Rajkot hosts the second Twenty20 of the three-match series on Thursday.Earlier, touring captain Mahmudullah elected to field after winning the toss ending speculation about the match being scrapped because of Delhi’s notorious smog.Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities having already declared a public health emergency and ordered the closure of schools.Home captain Rohit Sharma hit a couple of boundaries before falling in the first over from Shafiul Islam.Frontline batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer both looked comfortable but could not convert the starts they got.A subdued Shikhar Dhawan (41) hit his first six in the 15th over but was run out just when his team wanted him to accelerate.Rishabh Pant made 27 and India milked 30 runs from the last two overs but they still settled for a sub-150 total against Bangladesh’s eight-bowler attack.Bangladesh lost Liton Das in the first over but Mohammad Naim and Soumya kept them on course with a 46-run stand.Yuzvendra Chahal removed Naim but Soumya (39) and Mushfiqur effectively killed off the contest with their 60-run stand.Skipper Mahmudullah pulled debutant Shivam Dube for a six to seal a memorable victory for his team.last_img read more

FIFA adds voice to protests over Floyd’s death

first_imgBERN, Germany (Reuters) – World soccer’s governing body FIFA has joined sports leagues, teams and players around the globe to express solidarity amid outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States.The National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association have put out statements about the racial injustice that sparked protests across the U.S. but Major League Baseball has yet to make an official statement.From those four leagues, 74 of 123 teams (60%) have issued statements on the protests according to research by Axios. Only four of the NBA’s 30 teams have not issued releases while fewer than half (15) of the NFL’s 32 teams and just a third (10) of MLB’s 30 clubs made statements.Across those leagues the loudest support has come from the players, including Los Angeles Lakers’ Lebron James, New Jersey Devils defenceman PK Subban, Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes and New York Yankees slugger Gincarlo Stanton. Charlotte Hornets and owner and former NBA great Michael Jordan and golfer Tiger Woods, who rarely speak out on social issues, have also called for change.The voices of outrage, however, are being heard well beyond U.S. borders.Several soccer players protested during matches in Germany’s top-flight Bundesliga at the weekend, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi displaying undershirts with the message, ‘Justice for George Floyd’ on Sunday. The German Football Association (DFB) said it was reviewing the incidents.England international Sancho was shown a yellow card after removing his shirt but the DFB said it was not due to his message but because he broke the rules on removing shirts.FIFA UNDERSTANDS FIFA, an organisation that has had zero tolerance for players expressing personal views about politics, religion and social issues on the field, has asked competition organisers to use “common sense” with athletes who show messages of protest over Floyd’s death.In a statement yesterday, the global soccer body said it “fully understands the depth of sentiment and concerns expressed by many footballers in light of the tragic circumstances of the George Floyd case.” It added that applying the laws of the game was the responsibility of competition organisers, such as domestic leagues, who FIFA said “should use common sense and have in consideration the context surrounding the events.“FIFA had repeatedly expressed itself to be resolutely against racism and discrimination of any kind…. FIFA itself has promoted many anti-racism campaigns which frequently carry the anti-racism message at matches organised under its own auspices,” it added.Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has urged cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council, and its member nations to speak out against social injustice. “@ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind…,” he wrote in a series of tweets.“Now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u,” the St Lucia all-rounder, who led West Indies to Twenty20 World Cup titles in 2012 and 2016, said. His former team mate Chris Gayle also posted a statement on social media saying “Black life matters just as any other life!”Formula One drivers followed Lewis Hamilton’s lead on Monday after he criticised those in what he called the “white-dominated sport” for failing to speak out about Floyd’s death.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc said on Twitter he had felt “out of place and uncomfortable” sharing his thoughts on social media about the situation but realised he had been “completely wrong”.last_img read more