Prep Sports Roundup: 2/3


first_imgFebruary 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/3 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Grady Thompson amassed 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists on 6-7 from the field as the Manti Templars pounded American Leadership 84-59 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. The Templars improved to 14-4 (9-1 in Region 14 play) with the win, which saw them shoot 53.6 percent (30-56) from the field and just under 94 percent (15-16) at the foul line. Caden Reichner had 16 points in defeat for the Eagles, as they fell to 5-15 (4-5 i Region 14 play) on the season.Manti’s season resumes Friday at Union as they visit the Cougars at Roosevelt and ALA is back in action February 10 at Maeser Prep with the Region 14 season ensuing for both squads.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Boone Latham netted 29 points on six 3-pointers as the Union Cougars waxed North Sanpete 71-57 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Landon Bowles had 13 points to pace the Hawks in the loss.Region 16SALINA, Utah-Darian Johnson posted 22 points and Marshall Okerlund added 21 more as the North Sevier Wolves overpowered Gunnison Valley 75-66 in Region 16 boys basketball action Wednesday. Creed Mogle had 19 points in the loss for the Bulldogs.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Ky Brown stepped up with 18 points and the Beaver Beavers stonewalled Kanab 55-48 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Kason Janes’ game-high 23 points led the Cowboys in defeat.Region 20TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez led the way with 19 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Valley 69-55 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Gavin Hoyt’s game-high 27 points led the Buffaloes in defeat.JUNCTION, Utah-Gavin Morgan and Kelby Jessen had 15 points apiece and the Piute Thunderbirds edged Panguitch 40-38 Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Ryker Hatch and Kyler Bennett’s 10 points apiece led the Bobcats in defeat.HURRICANE, Utah-Joey Renz-Stovenson netted 22 points as the Diamond Rach Diamondbacks downed Milford 58-54 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Kyden Peters had 25 points in the loss for the Tigers.center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Road repairs and new homes among projects for Grand Bay


first_img Share Tweet 20 Views   no discussions LocalNews Road repairs and new homes among projects for Grand Bay by: – April 2, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Hon. Justina Charles. (file photo)The southern village of Grand Bay is expected to benefit from several projects said to be in the pipeline.Parliamentary Representative for that constituency Justina Charles said these initiatives stem from road works, renovation of various homes and employment opportunities.She said while everything cannot be done at any one time, there are plans for the total development of the constituency.“Work on the Tete Morne Road in Grand Bay is expected to commence soon. After the heavy rains of last year, because of poor drainage, the road got destroyed terribly. The road entering Grand Coulibre requires some urgent attention and these persons in that area can be assured that work will commence soon. Funds have been also approved for community based projects and these are the areas which will be getting some attention under that project,” she said.Charles said Ma Tu Tu’s Park in Grand Bay will also be repaired.“Over the years we have seen deterioration of the stage. It sometime leaks especially when it’s raining heavily. It can really interfere with the use of the stage because it could affect some of the activities” he explained.Meantime ten families are expected to benefit from the Petrocasa Housing Project.“These persons who never owned a home will have an opportunity to do so. We will also continue our drive to assist persons with home repair programsShe said a few names have been submitted to the ministry of housing in that regard.Charles confirmed that as soon as funds are available, persons will benefit from that facility.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Prep school: Orange viewing weekend as chance to fix mistakes, prepare for Big East play


first_imgEach week, Derrell Smith and his teammates receive a little history lesson from their head coach. They hear about the first time Syracuse did this, the last time it did that. The history of Syracuse football is broken down and allows players to see the bigger picture. For Smith, those numbers dance around in his head and stick with him throughout the week. He becomes a ‘student of the game’ by learning SU’s past highs and lows. It’s how his head coach, Doug Marrone, teaches his players the significance of certain things. ‘Coach Marrone is big on statistics,’ Smith said with a wiry grin Tuesday. So, yes, Smith and his teammates have been well-informed about the last time Syracuse started the season 3-1. He’s been told it was 2003. With a win against Colgate on Saturday, SU could start the season winning three of its first four games again. But Smith and his teammates have been informed that despite the hot start, that SU squad stumbled and failed to make it to a bowl game. That’s a message Marrone has instilled in this year’s team. Instead of simply focusing on win No. 3, Smith and his teammates head into this weekend focused on cutting out the sloppiness that plagued SU during each of the past two games. For Smith, that’s the key with the Orange just one game removed from the start of Big East play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Obviously we want to cut down on little mistakes, little errors,’ Smith said. ‘Cut down on defensive and offensive penalties, of course. … It’s one thing to do things at practice right and to answer all the tests that we receive, but when we get to the field, that’s what we have to work on — just doing our job better when we get into a game situation.’ With a win Saturday against Colgate, the Orange will be off to its best start in seven years. Before Doug Marrone. Before Greg Robinson. Before any of the players currently on the SU roster were here at Syracuse. Paul Pasqualoni was running the show. His squad won three of its first four games in convincing fashion, only to go 3-5 on its way to finishing the season 6-6 and without a bowl bid. Despite being bowl-eligible to end the season, Syracuse had gotten worse as the season progressed, instead of the other way around. Because of that, and other things Marrone has planted in his players’ minds, Smith and his teammates insist the goal is to not just collect three wins before the scheduled Week 5 bye, but to progress to a point in which they are prepared to go toe-to-toe with conference opponents when Big East play opens. The latter is something Syracuse has yet to prove it is ready for. ‘I feel like we’re ready,’ freshman linebacker Malcolm Cater said. ‘We just need to work on the small things, no more penalties, and just keep it tight. Just fix the small things, and we’ll have it right.’ Through its first three games, Syracuse has been anything but consistent. Though a 29-3 season opening victory at Akron was rather convincing, the Orange has struggled through stretches of its last two games. Against Maine, Syracuse was able to keep the game close, despite a first half plagued with penalties and poor execution. A week earlier, Washington showed that SU cannot get away with that against the BCS opponents SU will face on the back end of its schedule. And because of that, Marrone is stressing the importance of coming out strong and putting together a complete, consistent performance against Colgate Saturday. Smith is viewing this game as a chance to not only collect that third win, but also as an opportunity to work out the kinks that still linger. A chance to make things right before the most critical part of the season begins. ‘We can just use this team and this game as a chance to work on the things we need to work on,’ SU wide receiver Alec Lemon said. ‘We need to get back on the same page, and we’re going to approach it like we approach every week, whether it’s Big East or non-conference, and go out there and play the best we can.’ A win — even a big win — against the Raiders won’t tell much about this Syracuse squad. The Orange has the speed, the talent, the athleticism and the physicality to dispose of an FCS team if it really wants to. But a complete performance is what will really impress. It’s what will give the Orange exactly what it needs heading into the bye week. It would give Smith and his teammates the necessary momentum heading into the bye week. That, to Marrone, is more important than registering a blowout. ‘That is my goal — to get better every week,’ Marrone said at his weekly press conference Monday. As the season progresses, Smith and his teammates understand the weekly lessons they receive from their head coach. Marrone stresses getting that third win guarantees nothing as far as the postseason unless the mistakes are fixed. Still, knowing the history, starting out with three wins in the first four weeks is something Smith has learned puts him and his teammates in a good position heading into the bye week. To be a part of the history book of Syracuse’s highs. ‘Last time we were 3-1 was 2003,’ Smith said. ‘That would definitely be something big, for us to be included in that history book.’ [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 21, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more