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Merciless Keble martyr Saints

first_imgKeble 71 – 17 St. Anne’s/St. John’s Keble, staking their claim to retain the Cuppers title, thoroughly outplayed St. Anne’s/St. John’s in a onesided quarter final clash. They showcased what they are capable of, and proved that they remain the team to beat this year. The two teams last met in 2005, in the depths of Division Three at the beginning of Keble’s epic march to the summit of college rugby. Then, as now, the huge margin of Keble’s victory reflected a corresponding gulf in training and fitness. The Saints arrived in the quarterfinals having eked out the narrowest of victories against Worcester, their sixth straight win this season, during which they earned the Division Three title. Keble, meanwhile, were rattled by Magdalen’s spirited challenge, clawing back the lead only towards the end of a tense and brutal encounter. However, if the League and Cuppers champions know anything it is how to win, their unbeaten record stretching back more than a year. From the match’s beginning, Keble were ruthless in executing their game plan, pinning the Saints back with accurate kicks and using their well-drilled pack. Driving mauls from the line-out produced four tries in the first half alone. The experienced Brendan McKerchar at the base of the scrum and a raft of other University players marshalled the disciplined home side to make victory quickly seem inevitable. The Saints looked intimidated by their renowned opponents, and suffered from poor decision-making when in possession, allowing the Keble backs to test the defences out wide and run in tries of their own. Frustration led to a caution for Saints enforcer Ed Slack, who lashed out at his opposite number having made a fearsome covering tackle. Despite pace in the front row and throughout the pack, making them competitive at the breakdown, Saints looked bereft of answers and by half-time the match looked as if it might provide little more than kicking practice for the Keble fly-half. However, the underdogs emerged from the break looking much less cowed, with flanker George Nava leading a series of ferocious tackles to earn turnover ball. Centre Dan Simon displayed trademark panache to take advantage of one of these and sprinted over the Keble try-line, which had never before looked at all threatened. Mildly perturbed, Keble did not relax the pressure and maintained a stranglehold on the set pieces, reducing the Saints to feeding from scraps. Their glut of possession was well-used by strong runners who maintained a steady stream of tries throughout the second half. Playing for pride, the Saints were unbowed and snatched a second try through Matt Jones’ interception. While the result was beyond doubt, there was still a large and partisan crowd to impress. The match remained competitive to the last, both sides having to defend their own lines and doing so with intensity. The uniformly powerful Keble forwards drove hard at the fringes of rucks, while the Saints used their own battering rams in the shape of Stuart Hindle and Oli Adams to attempt a break-through. Keble’s technical superiority and clinical training eventually won them this contest and allowed them to open up an unassailable lead. However, the plucky Saints were able to get the last word, stringing together a genuinely impressive run of plays to put scrum-half Matt Evans-Young over in the corner. Keble laid down a marker of their superiority in this match, and their semi-final opponents will have to find a way to contain their heavy physical firepower. It is testament to their discipline and refusal to relax while on top that not since November 2006 has a side put more than 17 points on them in a league match. The Saints meanwhile should not be dispirited by defeat from the masters.by Huw Davies and Peter Woodlast_img read more


Ellsworth beats Foxcroft with last-second layup

first_img Latest Posts Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Ellsworth’s Emily Berry fights for the rebound in the Eagles’ 60-36 win over Old Town on Wednesday at Ellsworth High School. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Samantha Mason snuck in a layup as time expired to help the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team defeat Foxcroft Academy 37-35 on Tuesday at home.Emily Berry netted 10 points while Madison Card finished with nine points, including two 3-pointers, for the Eagles.For Foxcroft (3-11), Grace Bickford led all scorers with 11 points and Liz Richard added nine for the Ponies.Ellsworth (9-5) will host Presque Isle (12-1) on Friday.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA 46, WA 32At Blue Hill, the George Stevens Academy Eagles overcame a 14-9 first-quarter deficit to defeat the Washington Academy Raiders on Monday.The Eagles outscored WA 15-8 in the second quarter, then held the Raiders to just 10 points in the second half.Morgan Dauk led GSA with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Alice Dillon chipped in with seven assists while Katrina Limeburner pulled down 10 rebounds.Lauren Raye netted 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for Washington Academy.GSA (7-6) will play at DI-S (4-9) on Saturday.Narraguagus 37, Sumner 21At East Sullivan, Kelli Kennedy tallied 14 points to lead Narraguagus to a win over Sumner on Monday.Jordan Merchant led the Tigers with seven points.Sumner (6-7) will host Washington Academy (4-9) on Tuesday.Machias 61, DI-S 33Ellsworth’s Madison Card dribbles past an Old Town player in the Eagles’ 60-36 win on Wednesday at Ellsworth High School. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSDeer-Isle Stonington lost to Machias on Monday at home.GSA 38, Sumner 29At Blue Hill, Morgan Dauk recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the GSA Eagles over the Sumner Tigers on Saturday.GSA entered halftime with just a 12-11 lead, but the Eagles scored 26 points in the second half for the win.GSA’s Alice Dillon chipped in with six assists and seven rebounds for the Eagles.Shead 47, DI-S 42DI-S lost at Shead on Saturday.MDI 73, Hermon 55At Mount Desert Island, Kelsey Shaw poured in 29 points to pace the MDI Trojans to a home victory over Hermon on Saturday.Sierra Tapley contributed 21 points, and Sarah Phelps had 11 for the Trojans.Hermon’s Alessa Oakes and Shelby Caron led the Hawks with 11 points apiece.MDI (13-0) will host Caribou (1-11) on Friday.John Bapst 57, Ellsworth 45At the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, John Bapst went on a 20-2 run after falling behind 8-3 to start the game en route to victory over Ellsworth on Friday.Hailee Langley led the Eagles with 15 points, and Madison Card added 13.Crystal Bell scored a game-high 21 points for John Bapst.Central 46, Bucksport 24At Bucksport, Brianna Skofield led all scorers with 16 points to propel Central to the Thursday night win over Bucksport.Emily Hunt led the Golden Bucks with 10 points.Bucksport (1-11) will play at DI-S (4-9) on Friday.Orono 39, GSA 32After ending the third quarter tied at 25-25, the Red Riots pulled away in the final period en route to their Thursday night home win over GSA.GSA’s Megan Dauk led all scorers with 21 points.Junior point guard Hannah Clement led Orono with 14 points.Calais 57, Sumner 40At East Sullivan, Madison McVicar paced Calais with 22 points en route to the win over Sumner on Wednesday.Savana Turner led Sumner with 12 points.Ellsworth 60, Old Town 36At Ellsworth, Madison Card connected for a game-high 17 points to pace the Eagles to victory over Old Town on Wednesday.Emily Berry netted 14 points while Samantha Mason and Hailee Langley added 11 and 10 points for the Eagles.Kayla Madden led Old Town with 11 points, and Lauren Martin added 10.center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more


Track & Field Wraps Up Second Day On The Blue Oval

first_imgThe Bulldogs advanced competitors to Saturday’s finals in two events as Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) clocked a finish of 14.07 in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time was the seventh-fastest on the day to advance her to the finals. The men’s 4×100-meter relay team of Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.), Caulin Graves (Overland Park, Kan.), Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ontario) and Kundai Maguranyanga (Glen Zorah, Zimbabwe) had the sixth fastest qualifying time of the day in 40.95 to also advance to Saturday. 5:21 p.m. – Men 200 Meter FinalsT7. Caulin Graves, 21.159. Kundai Maguranyanga, 21.32 3:25 p.m. – Men 4×400 Relay Prelims12. Metivier, Priebe, Graves, Maguranyanga, 3:17.79 Results (HTML) 3:03 p.m. – Women 4×400 Relay Prelims10. Ahmed-Green, Young, Giuliano, Coombe, 3:47.79 7:27 p.m. – Men 1,500 Meters Finals5. Kevin Kelly, 3:50.25 Print Friendly Version 1:26 p.m. – Men 4×100 Relay Prelims6. Chier, Graves, Metivier, Maguranyanga, 40.95 The Drake University track and field teams enjoyed clear skies, the warmest day of the year and a great crowd Saturday at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Chier also finished 11th in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters with a wind-aided personal best of 10.59. Graves enjoyed similar favorable winds to clock a personal best of 21.25 to finish tied for seventh in the 200 meters while Maguranyanga was ninth. 10 a.m. – Women Long Jump23. Taryn Rolle, 17-0 (5.18m) 2:49 p.m. – Men 100 Meters Prelims11. Aaron Chier 10.51 The Bulldogs opened the day in the javelin with big personal bests from Max Harlan and Jake Taylor as each threw beyond 170 feet with Harlan finishing 17th at 172-3 while Taylor threw 171-1. Also in the field events, Christina LeMunyon cleared a season best of 11-7.75 to finish 17th in the pole vault. 12:30 p.m. – Women Pole Vault17. Christina LeMunyon, 11-7.75 (3.55m) Story Links 12 p.m. – Women 100 Meter Hurdles – Prelims7. Mary Young, 14.07 In addition to the two performances that qualified for Saturday’s finals, the Bulldogs are expected to compete in eight other events Saturday at Drake Stadium Kevin Kelly (Kilcok, Ireland) closed the evening by finishing fifth in the 1,500 meters in 3:50.25. Results (PDF) Drake Individual Results10 a.m. – Men Javelin Throw17. Max Harlan, 172-3 (52.51m)19. Jake Taylor, 171-1 (52.15m)26. Erik Olson, 151-8 (46.24m)last_img read more


Woman who uncovered racism as reason for Japanese internment in US dies

first_imgThe woman who discovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held for reasons of racism, not national security, has died. Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga was 93. Bruce Embrey, co-chair of the Manzanar Committee, informed the media that Herzig-Yoshinaga died on July 18th at her home in the California city of Torrance.About 120,000 Japanese-Americans were held in camps during World War II. The reason given for their being confined was national security, and there was no time for the lengthy investigations to determine who could be a spy, versus who was loyal to the United States.Aiko Herzing Yoshinaga. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)It was the largest single forced relocation in American history.On December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. “At that time, nearly 113,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, were living in California, Washington, and Oregon,” according to the National Park Service. “On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 9066 empowering the U.S. Army to designate areas from which ‘any or all persons may be excluded.’ ”A Japanese American unfurled this banner the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. This Dorothea Lange photograph was taken in March 1942, just prior to the man’s internment.No person of Japanese ancestry living in the United States was ever convicted of any serious act of espionage or sabotage during the war.Aiko Yoshinaga was born in 1924, in Sacramento, California, to Japanese immigrant parents. They moved to Los Angeles when she was a child.Yoshinaga was a 17-year-old senior at Los Angeles High School when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Soon after, she learned she and 14 other Japanese-American students at her school would not graduate with their Class of 1942.Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco pledge allegiance to the American flag in April 1942, prior to the internment of Japanese Americans.“You don’t deserve to get your high school diplomas because your people bombed Pearl Harbor,” she recalled her school’s principal telling them.After being denied graduation, she eloped with her fiance. But the couple were forced to report to the Manzanar camp. “Now a historical site, it was then a sprawling, barbed-wire enclosed makeshift prison perched on a dry, dusty, barren region of California’s high desert and surrounded by guards,” said NBC. “It was there, in a tarpaper-covered barracks shared by three families, where she gave birth to her first child.”Official notice of exclusion and removal.The rest of her family had already been sent to the Santa Anita racetrack, and then transferred to a camp in Arkansas. There her father died.Yoshinaga moved to New York after the war ended and she was released from the camp. She divorced, had two more children, and divorced again. As a single mother in the 1960s, she found herself often wondering about her internment.“I hooked up with a group called Asian Americans for Action,” she said during a Manzanar Committee event in 2011 honoring her with a legacy award. “They turned my head around. They got me to think, ‘Yeah, I never thought about all the reasons why the government did this to us.’ ”Institutions of the War Relocation Authority in the Midwestern, Southern, and Western United StatesAfter moving to Washington D.C., she spent time researching the war in the National Archives. Her tireless reading of documents found one that sent shockwaves through the country.The document she discovered was the original version of a 1943 government report arguing the Pentagon’s claim that the evacuation was a military necessity.Trudging through the mud during rainy weather at the Jerome Relocation CenterIt said that it was “impossible to establish the identity of the loyal and the disloyal with any degree of safety” and added: “It was not that there was insufficient time in which to make such a determination; it was simply a matter of facing the realities that a positive determination could not be made, that an exact separation of the ‘sheep from the goats’ was unfeasible.”The discovery was part of research that helped lead to a congressional commission’s conclusion in 1983 that the wartime internment was, instead, prompted by “race prejudice, war hysteria and the failure of political leadership.”The baggage of Japanese Americans from the west coast, at a makeshift reception center located at a racetrack“Her discovery of that original published justification, which was then later altered 180 degrees, revealed that the motivation for incarceration was not really a military necessity but outright racism,” said San Francisco attorney Dale Minami to NBC. He had used it as evidence in getting wartime convictions vacated for those who refused to report to relocation camps.The resulting investigations and committee findings resulted in President Ronald Reagan issuing a formal apology and the awarding of $20,000 each to those who had been interned during World War II.Dust storm at Manzanar War Relocation Center.“She was just a regular person who was wondering, ‘Why was I plucked out of high school before my senior year and not allowed to graduate?’ And that drove her personal crusade,” Minami said to the media.Read another story from us: An eerie WWII underwater graveyard of ships still holds the remains of Japanese servicemen“She was just a lovely woman, very kind and generous,” he added. “You could even call her sweet and cute. But that belied a real commitment to social justice. Not just for Japanese-Americans but for all marginalized groups.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.com.last_img read more