first_imgHERO ONCE MORE. Paul Desiderio scored career-high 28 points to help UP Fighting Maroons defeat UE Red Warriors. ABS-CBN SPORTS [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Desiderio posts career-high 28 as UP drubs UE ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Monday. September 18, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’’ attachment=’117769′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Pulling away from a slow start, University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons scored 84-71 against University of the East Red Warriors in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball yesterday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Paul Desiderio led the way with career-high 28 points, including five 3-point conversions, to help Maroons move up to second place with 2-1. Ibrahim Ouattara chipped in double-double 14 points and 18 rebounds while Jun Manzo had 10.UP trailed 13-27 in the first quarter but made its move in the second behind Quattara and Javi Gomez De Liano for a 35-34 lead. But hits by Clark Derige and Philip Manalang made UE take the 42-38 halftime edge.Red Warriors was up 46-40 early in the third when Maroons went on a huge run on consecutive triples by Desiderio for 58-48. The lead expanded 64-49 at the end of the quarter on another trey by Desiderio.UE tried to make a run early in the final quarter but UP regained its shooting touch. A triple by Desiderio and hits by Kyles Lao and Jerson Prado gave Maroons its largest lead 75-53.“We have to let go of whatever was bothering us. We are happy to get through this game,” said UP head coach Dolreich Perasol. “This is a very important win. We will be facing tough opponents in our next matches.”Derige led Red Warriors with 21 points, including four treys, while rookie Mark Maloles added 16. UE remained winless./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

first_img Share By CRAIG ALANIZReporter/ Alexa Ocean RaySabrina ChavezAlexa Ocean Ray and Sabrina Chavez, Port Isabel High School seniors were selected for two prestigious awards last month.Ray said she was notified she had received the Bill Gates scholarship two weeks ago after being selected as one of the 2,000 nationwide finalists.“My parents were ecstatic and I was happy too,” Ray said.The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.Ray said she will be studying at the University of Texas-Austin because of their renowned radio-television-film program. She said she has had an interest in digital media since she was in the seventh grade.Austin, the center of Texas film and music festivals was a contributing factor in her selection of a university. Ray said she will miss the close knit feel of Port Isabel, but welcomes the new experience.Alexa is ranked 13 in her class and will begin her first semester at UT at the end of August.Sabrina Chavez, a senior at Port Isabel High School, was admitted to the inaugural A PRIME-TIME program at UTPA.The A PRIME-TIME program is a partnership between three undergraduate institutions UT-Brownsville, UT-El Paso, and UT Pan American and two medical schools UT Medical School in Houston, and UT Medical Branch in Galveston.The program is a B.S./M.D. program designed to decrease the time needed to earn a medical degree to as little as six years.Chavez said admission to the program was extremely competitive. She said only 15 students were selected for the program that puts her on the fast track to one of the UT system medical schools.“I am excited to start, but I still have not decided on what part of the medical field I would like to pursue,” Chavez said.Chavez said she has had some volunteer experience by shadowing at the P.I. Clinic. She said being Valedictorian also helped strengthen her application.Chavez said she will miss the community, but is close enough to visit her two siblings at any time. Her mother is Mary Chavez an assistant principal for the school district.“I am really excited to participate in this program, God has really blessed me,” Chavez said. RelatedHEAD OF THE CLASS: Border Patrol honors stellar studentBy RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS Don’t be surprised to read Alexa Ocean Ray’s name rolling at the end of movie credits in 10-15 years. While many people her age — and twice her age for that matter — are barely discovering themselves and what they want out…October 25, 2012In “Gallery”Allgood earns ‘free ride’ to Texas A&MBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer  A Port Isabel High School senior was awarded a full scholarship to Texas A&M University-College Station this month. Cheyenne Allgood was one of 289 students who received the Terry Foundation Scholarship. Allgood is the first recipient of the scholarship from Port Isabel and the only…April 25, 2013In “News”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Chavez among six Texans honored as top scholar  By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS Janelle Chavez is a parent’s dream and an educator’s delight. In fact, if you were to search for the term “overachiever” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised to find a photograph of this Port Isabel High School senior adjacent to that…September 18, 2014In “News”last_img read more

first_img RelatedTown joins in on National Night OutBy STEPHANIE REYES Special to the PRESS The town of Laguna Vista held National Night Out Tuesday at Roloff Park in order to help foster the relationship between law enforcement and community members in the surrounding area. According to the official National Night Out website, National Night Out is an event…October 7, 2016In “News”Police Blotter for 7-28-2016Special to the PRESS Class Fink On July 1, a Port Isabel police officer on foot patrol in the Walmart parking lot noticed a suspicious man. While the man was telling the officer he intended to inflate the tires of a bicycle he had previously purchased at the department store…July 29, 2016In “News”Law & Order: Fun DivisionCommunities host National Night Out By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press It was one big block party as the three communities of the Laguna Madre region celebrated National Night Out Tuesday evening. All three communities hosted National Night Out events, and celebrated with local, state and federal law enforcement…October 5, 2018In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe “thump, thump, thump” sound of rotors beating the air grew louder and what began as a dim speck against the clouds soon grew into the vivid orange of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter flying low over the Sutherland’s parking lot in Port Isabel Tuesday evening.The crowd oohed and ahhed as a man leaned out the open helicopter door and waved. Then the chopper banked to the right and looped around for another pass. And another. Finally, it set down on a patch of asphalt across the street from the building supply store. On the opposite curb, a group of smiling onlookers had gathered, waiting for the go-ahead to get close to the metal bird and its three-man flight crew.It was the highlight of the first annual National Night Out hosted by the Port Isabel Police Department, and Chief Robert Lopez, who recently marked his one year anniversary with the department, couldn’t have been happier with how the helicopter’s landing had gone. “I loved it. I was looking forward for it,” Lopez said.“You don’t see that every day. It’s just awesome. I’m really appreciative that the Coast Guard was able to make it out here,” he said. 2017-10-05NationalNightOut6 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut4 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut5 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut2 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut7 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut3 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer 2017-10-05NationalNightOut1 Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer Share Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

first_img NEO HS Staff By Anthony AlandtCHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO – The Chagrin Falls Tigers defeated the Beachwood Bison 55-43. The two Chagrin Valley Conference foes faced off Tuesday night in their first of two meetings this year.This is Chagrin’s third straight win to start the season and their first conference win of the year. Meanwhile, Beachwood falls to 1-2 in the conference and 1-3 overall. Head coach Dave Bargar, manning the helm for Chagrin for his 15th year, used his strength of experience throughout and made sure that his offense was balanced and calm, running plays and keeping confusion to a minimum.In response to the balanced approach Chagrin took on offense, the Bison switched to a 3-2 zone on defense in order to halt the Tigers from getting the game out of hand early. Chagrin, however, was able to finish the first quarter up 10-8 despite not connecting from three. In fact, neither team was successful from behind the arc until Xavier Perez connected with seven minutes to go in the third quarter. Perez finished with three made deep balls and nine points.The Tigers had more of an appropriate response to the zone that gave them issues during the first quarter, opting to pass into the paint big man Josh Norton instead of failed attempts from three. Norton finished the game with 11 points and one block, and drawing three charges from the Beachwood penetrators. All the scoring for Beachwood came from their initial five starters in the first half, with not a single bench player knocking down a bucket for the team. The Bison had a tough time finding the bottom of the net in the first half and many possessions were wasted with ill advised attempts from far behind the three-point arc.Beachwood was led in scoring by junior Daryl Houston who finished with 14 including a basket seconds after winning the opening tip.Chagrin jumped out to a larger lead during the second quarter and was able to end the first half up 23-18. Much of this lead was thanks to Senior Cam Owen’s ability to find the bottom of the hoop, finishing the night with a team-leading 14 points. Both coaches obviously harked on scoring during the mid-game break, as the score jumped from the 23-18 Chagrin lead it was coming out of halftime to a 30-23 Tiger lead with 5:02 left in third quarter when the Bison called a timeout. After a three pointer by Tate Yonker, who added a valiant 11 points, the scoring stagnated and neither team scored until a Houston layup nearly three minutes later.Beachwood was able to widdle the Tiger lead down to five towards the end of the third quarter and entered the final frame of basketball down 33-28. However, the experience attributed to Bargar’s incredibly hard-working team was too much for the Bison to overcome.Chagrin was able to pull away in the fourth quarter and forced Beachwood head coach David Krasnow into calling a timeout when the Bison deficit reached eleven.Krasnow utilized his final three timeouts in the last two minutes of the game, extending it as much as he could to give the Bison their best shot at climbing out of the 11 point hole they found themselves in. The Bison now look to rebound with a much needed win against Lakeside, while Chagrin will continue to vie for a hot start with another conference matchup versus the Perry Pirates. Related TopicsBeachwood BisonBoys High School BasketballChagrin Falls Tigersfeaturedlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享40 year old Kathi Malston stands accused of embezzling $28,000 from Fire Control Systems in North Kenai. Malston was employed by the company starting in late 2011. The ABI filed charges of: Scheme to Defraud, Theft I, Forgery II (x14), Falsifying Business Records (x15), Felony Unauthorized Use of an Access Device (x42), and Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of an Access Device (x6). Other charges for intent to defraud were also added to Malston’s record. Malston was indicted by a Kenai Grand Jury last Monday on 85 charges after State Troopers conducted a two-year investigation. The alleged theft was reported to Troopers on November 20th of 2012 and passed on to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is continuing. The courts have issued a subpoena for Malston to appear for arraignment. Malston plead guilty last September to Theft II (between $500-$24,999) in a similar case. She was sentenced to four years in jail with two suspended and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $18,587.64.last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Community Mural has been put on the calendar; installation has been scheduled for April 2015. Marcus Mueller has been overseeing the project… The mural will be placed in front of the Kenai Airport. Mayor Pat Porter described one issue which held up the process… Ostrander:”Thought that maybe, since there were some conflicting ideas about whether to cut down the tree or not, we could use the tree to make a bench in that spot since it’s in the middle of the mural.” Porter: “There are a few blue spruce trees that have been planted there, and some of them are not exactly full grown, but very full trees. And I believe one of them is going to be obstructing the view of the mural, so it’s kind of debatable what will happen to that tree.”center_img The City ultimately decided to cut down the tree and Student Representative Allie Ostrander had this suggestion… Mueller: “The Soldotna Rotary Club has taken the installation of the mural on as a club project and so we’re looking at it being a volunteer oriented project to install the mural and looking forward to seeing that happen, the details of bringing that together are just a matter of getting it coordinated and getting it on the calendar.”last_img read more

first_imgPremera Alaska is asking state regulators to approve the increase, on top of last year’s 37% hike, since a few members had complex medical problems which results in millions of dollars in payments. Premera has 8,000 members in the state covered by Affordable Care Act plans. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskans may be paying 39% more on their health insurance premiums this year, to cover several large claims made in the state last year. Premera says many of its members will qualify for federal subsidies to offset the new costs. A decision is expected by August 25th.center_img Moda Health is similarly asking for a 22% increase.last_img

first_img KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Marathon, World Athletics Championships, Yuki Kawauchi RELATED PHOTOS LONDON – Japan’s best finish in marathon was ninth place for Yuki Kawauchi in the men’s race and 16th for Mao Kiyota in the women’s event at the world athletics championships Sunday, the country failing to book a place in the top eight for the first time in 22 years.Boston Marathon winner Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui of Kenya won the men’s race in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 27 seconds, followed by Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola (2:09:49) and Tanzania’s Alphonce Felix Simbu (2:09:51).center_img Bahrain’s Rose Chelimo won the women’s gold in 2:27:11, with Kenya’s Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat taking silver and Amy Cragg getting bronze after both runners crossed the finish line in 2:27:18.Japan’s poor results leave room for improvements by 2020 when the Tokyo Olympics are held at home.“They can’t be happy just by being chosen to the Japanese national team,” said team director Tadasu Kawano. “They have to think about how to compete on the world stage.”Three men and three women from Japan competed in the two races, both starting and ending at London’s Tower Bridge.Kawauchi clocked 2:12:19, missing eighth place by just 3 seconds, while Kentaro Nakamura came in 10th in 2:12.41. Hiroto Inoue was 26th.“I’m disappointed but I gave it my all,” said the 30-year-old Kawauchi who had aimed for at least eighth place at his third worlds, which he says will be the last time he competes for the Japanese national team.“All I thought about (in the latter half) was to overtake as many runners as possible,” he said of his efforts to improve his placing from around 20th midway, being careful not to repeat the mistakes he made when he finished 17th in his first world meet in 2011 and 18th two years later.“To live is to run marathons. This is a part of my life,” said the 2014 Asian bronze medalist who has been dubbed “citizen runner,” as he is a Saitama prefectural government employee who trains and runs without a corporate sponsor.“I’ll continue to run marathons, but the responsibility of representing Japan is too heavy,” he said.In the women’s race that followed the men’s, Kiyota completed her race in 2:30:36, while Yuka Ando, who was runner-up in the Nagoya Women’s Marathon in March, finished 17th in 2:31:31. Risa Shigetomo, who placed 79th at the 2012 London Olympics, was 27th in 2:36:03.“It was tough just to keep up with everyone from the first half,” said the 23-year-old Kiyota, who was left behind by the leading pack at around the 36-km mark in her first world championships and third marathon of her career.“When the packs started separating, my body reached its limit. It’s very disappointing,” said Kiyota. “I feel bad for not putting on a good race despite being chosen for the national team. I’m not good enough.” Yuki Kawauchi competes in the men’s marathon at the world championships in London on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

first_imgSTARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldogs linebacker Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a car accident Friday night.The school said they died in a one-car accident Friday night en route to Pascagoula High School’s home game. The 18-year-old Joseph Jr. starred at the high school last year and was redshirting as a freshman this season.“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Keith Jr. and his father,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. “Keith had such a promising future as a Bulldog following in the legacy started by Keith Sr., who played for our program 25 years ago. Keith was a great student, a hard worker and a great teammate to all of us. With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Joseph family, our entire Mississippi State community and all of the lives these Bulldogs touched.”The 44-year-old Joseph Sr. played for the Bulldogs from 1989-92 and is 10th in school history with 14 sacks. He also played at Pascagoula High School.“Words can’t express the sorrow we feel by having lost not one, but two members of the Bulldog family, father and son,” athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “I was a classmate of Keith Sr., and took pride in having Keith Jr. follow in his dad’s footsteps at MSU. They will both be missed greatly. It’s such a tragic reminder that life is a precious and every day is a gift from God.”The No. 24 Bulldogs were off this weekend after a 31-13 victory at Missouri on Thursday night.___AP College Football website: http://www.collegefootball.ap.orglast_img read more

first_imgErnie Clawson, nicknamed “Mac” as an infant is the new head boys basketball coach at CCHS.JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – On April 20, Campbell County High School announced the hiring of Ernie Clawson as the next boys’ basketball coach and Brandon Clawson as the assistant coach.   Listen HERE to Coach Clawson’s first interview as the new head coach.Ernie Clawson was chosen as head coach due to his ability to challenge his athletes to reach their highest potential both on and off the court: he genuinely cares for his players and works to guide them to become the best athletes and young men they can become. Joining Clawson’s coaching staff will be his brother Brandon Clawson. Both men have demonstrated throughout their careers that they are capable and willing to inspire and guide achievement of excellence both in the game and in life. These coaches are an integral part of the positive influence we want to see in both our school and community. Background Ernie Clawson has been a teacher for twenty years in the Claiborne County School System and a coach for twenty-one years. Joining him will be his wife Shae Clawson and his two children Kylie and Keaton. Clawson graduated from Powell Valley High School in 1995 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Lincoln Memorial University in 2000. While attending LMU, Clawson began his coaching career at Powell Valley High School as an assistant coach. In 2000, Clawson then moved to Claiborne County High School as a teacher and an assistant coach. During this time, he was part of winning the District Championship in 2003. Soon after in 2003, Clawson began his head coaching position at H.Y. Livesay Middle School. During his tenure here his team won five county championships, East Tn. State Runner-up in 2007, and two East Tn. State Elite Eight’s in 2010 and 2011. It was in 2011 that Clawson moved to the high school level at Cumberland Gap High School. In 2011 – 12 his team set two school records with the most wins in a season and most consecutive wins in a season. In 2015-16 Clawson led his team to the first District Championship in school history. As an assistant coach, Brandon Clawson will be helping his brother move the CCHS basketball program forward. Graduating from LMU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. Brandon also has experience as a head coach, coaching for the past twelve years at H.Y. Livesay. As head coach, Brandon’s team won the first District championship in school history and qualified for the East Tn state tournament four times. His team reached the final eight of the East Tn state tournament twice during his tenure.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/20/2020-12:30PM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more