JN’s Jarrett excited with growth of Heroes’ in action

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: YEAR TWO of the Jamaica National (JN) and the Usain Bolt Foundation Heroes in Action 8K Run/Walk and 4K Fun Run has been given the thumbs up by JN’s general manager, Earl Jarrett. The event, which brought together close to 2,000 participants in the picturesque, historical Georgian-styled town of Falmouth, more than doubled last year’s registration numbers, with a beaming Jarrett admitting that the charity races will be the recipient of international attention in 2017. “I am very happy with what I have seen this year; the numbers have increased almost to double of last year and in any exam 100 percent is good,” said Jarrett. “We definitely will be back next year with an international component to it, as we seek to make this event a bigger and indeed better one each time it’s held,” he added. The 28-eight year-old Lenford Adams copped first prize and was named the overall winner of the event, after taking the staple event, the 8K Run, in a time of 30.31 minutes. The always present Ronique Williams took second place, crossing the finish line in 30.34, with third place going to Lucien Graham (40.36). Ann-Marie Finegan took the top prize for the women in 39.21 minutes, as Ashelaun Linton took second in a time of 40.02. Seventeen-year-old Chantel Cornwall copped third in 40.36. The 4K event, which criss-crossed the historic town, saw the William Knibb Memorial High School’s 14-year-old student, Shawna-Kay Prince, taking the crown. Denache Johnson of Melia Runners was second, with 11-year-old Marsha McKoy of Duncans All-Age third. On the male side, the title went to 14-year-old Jamario Daley of JADA. Go-Run Running Club’s Andre Smith crossed the finish line in second and another pre-teen, 11-year-old Locordo Daley, was third, as various high schools used the event to sharpen their athletes’ strength and stamina ahead the upcoming track season.  Home town superhero, Usain Bolt, said his delight is with the cause to help children with various challenges. He was very demonstrative in pledging to support the event as long as it is held. Bolt, the world’s fast man over the 100m and 200m, as well as sharing in multiple records with Jamaica’s 4x100m relay teams, obliged the crowd by signing autographs and taking selfies with his adoring fans. He underlined his pleasure at being associated with the event on many levels, primarily because it means giving back to needy children and that it brings Falmouth to the public in a way not before seen.last_img read more

Hart has no answers in loss to Jackrabbits

first_imgThe Indians trailed 8-4 twominutes into the game, but Poly (34-1), which faces second-seeded A.B. Miller of Fontana in the regional final at 6p.m. Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, scored the next 11 points over a three-minute span. Candice Nichols scored 10 of her 14 points in the quarter for the Jackrabbits, who forced 13turnovers and limited Hart to 1-of-4 shooting. “That’s the best our starting five has played the whole season,” Poly coach Carl Buggs said. “This is a big win because they’re a great team. But it will feel much better winning the state. That’s our goal.” The Indians, who received 13points from Oregon-bound senior Tatianna Thomas and 11points from junior Megan Ford, outscored Poly 13-11 in the second quarter. But junior Jasmine Dixon scored 15 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter for the Jackrabbits, who won their 27th consecutive game since a December loss to the nation’s top-ranked team, Collins Hill of Suwanee,Ga. “When we saw the draw, our goal was to get to this game,” said Munroe, who finishes with a 385-114 record, 15 Foothill League titles and two Southern Section championships. “We wanted to play the best and see what they’re all about.” LONG BEACH – Dave Munroe could have gathered all the best players he coached during his 18-year tenure at Hart High of Newhall and they still might not have been enough to keep pace Saturday night with host Long Beach Poly. The Jackrabbits, the state’s top-ranked girls’ basketball team by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 2 nationally by USA Today, combined suffocating full-court defense with relentless rebounding and several easy transition baskets to make Munroe’s final game on the Indians’ sidelines an anticlimactic one. Long Beach Poly built a 17-point first-quarter lead and forced 32 turnovers to record a 71-41 victory over the fourth-seeded Indians in the Southern California regional semifinals of the Div. I state playoffs, bringing an end to the career of one of the area’s most successful coaches. “You’re going to lose your last game, unless you’re state champions,” said Munroe, who guided Hart (29-4) to two state playoff victories in the same season for the first time in the program’s history. “We have good players, but we’re not a state championship team, so you go in knowing you’re going to lose your last game. With Long Beach Poly, I don’t think they think that way.” center_img With two minutes left in the third quarter, one play typified Hart’s struggle to deal with Poly’s defensive pressure. Senior Amanda Ajdari had to throw an inbounds pass well into the backcourt from under her own basket to avoid a five-second call. “We came out very nervous. There’s definitely a little bit of intimidation involved (playing here),” Munroe said. “We dug a hole in the first quarter and that’s a tough deficit to come back from.” erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/ Dunkineely notes 29.02.16Naomh Ultan There was no winner of last week’s Royal Flush Jackpot.  The numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 16 and 18. Consolation prizes went to: Cole Quiggley, Dunkineely; Conor Alvey, Mill Road and Margaret Duddy, Meenbog. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,180. Thank you for your support.The senior team travelled to Strandhill at the weekend for a challenge match and had a comfortable win.Training for u-12s and u-13s continues in Bruckless Community Centre, each Saturday morning at 10:00am.The Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm. Youth Events in Methodist Hall, DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30 Adults 8:30 – till finishText AlertDunkineely Community Alert are holding the official launch of their Text Alert Service in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, on Thursday night 3rd March at 8.00p.m.  Everyone is very welcome Recovery from Emotional Distress GROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him or her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.Bluestack Ramblers Walks for March13th March walk. The venerable Danny McNamee and Anne Leonard will lead a 5 hour moderate to strenuous walk on a new circuit of Carnaween. Meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00 a.m. Phone 087 2562706 for more information.20th March walk. Michael & Agatha Mc Garrigle will lead a 4 hour Moderate to strenuous walk on Breesy Hill. Meeting at the Tourist Office Donegal Town at 10.00 a.m. and at the Breesy Centre at 10.30 a.m. Phone 086 8627605 for more information.27th March is EASTER SUNDAY so there will be no Club Walk.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.Keep FitPiloxing Classes every Thursday morning in Dunkineely Community Centre, at 09:45am. All ladies welcome. Piloxing is a high energy combination of pilates, boxing and dance. Contact SMFitness for further enquiries 086 7900554.Crochet Classes Classes continuing every Monday night in Inver Community Centre; phone 9736166 or contact Marian on 0861244667.O’Donnell School of MusicWe are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate that we can learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019. COMMUNITY NEWS: BOYS BRIGADE AT METHODIST HALL IN DUNKINEELY THIS FRIDAY was last modified: February 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CommunityFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more