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Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University seemed to have the easiest first-game matchup with University of the East—the worst team in the league a season ago—as its opponent in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball opener on Saturday.But it didn’t take long for the Lady Bulldogs to know that the game was anything but easy with the Lady Warriors showing they are not a team to mess with.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos UE stunned NU, 25-18, in the opening set and Jaja Santiago feels the Lady Bulldogs failed to keep their emotions in check causing the team to yield the first set.“I think we were excited and each of us felt cocky and that played a major factor in the first set,” the towering spiker said Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Lady Bulldogs committed 19 of their total 27 errors in the opening set before regrouping to take the next three.Santiago said NU didn’t undermine UE’s abilities but she cited that there’s no one to blame for the poor start but themselves after going into the match not having the proper mindset. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytecenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “I know that UE wants to win, I think we were just too excited and we were too relaxed coming in,” said Santiago, who had 21 points. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Strong 2nd half pushes TNT past GlobalPort for 1-0 lead 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Tackling drug trafficking

first_imgThe authorities in Guyana are facing some real challenges in relation to tackling the issue of drug trafficking and the related problems that come with such activity. While there have been some successes at preventing traffickers from being successful in carrying out these illegal acts, it is clear that there is still much work to be done to put a real dent on drug trafficking.In some cases, persons carrying illegal drugs slip through our ports here undetected. It is only when they arrive at their destination that they are discovered with the illegal drugs. The same goes for cargo containers, boxes, parcels and so on; in quite a few cases, they pass through the relevant security systems here undetected, due to what some perceive to be collusion of a numbers of officers from the relevant agencies involved.International and regional institutions have, for quite some time now, been trying to come up with a strategy that would seek to reverse this growing threat, but traffickers are becoming smarter and are using other methods to “beat the system,” thereby creating more difficulties for law enforcement agencies.Counter-drug efforts have pushed traffickers to use new routes through the Caribbean as they seek to ship illegal drugs from South America into the United States, Europe and other destinations. They are also using containers with the aim of concealing the illegal items. It is no secret that, in the past, large amounts of drugs have transited in and out of Guyana on cargo and other ships. Cocaine is often concealed in legitimate commodities, and smuggled via commercial maritime vessels, air transport, human couriers, “go-fast” boats, or various postal methods.The Caribbean is the midway point between illicit drug producers in the South and consumers in the North. Despite the interception of cocaine and other illegal items by local law enforcement officials, the United States and other international agencies believe that large volumes still pass through Guyana’s borders undetected.A key report on the global fight against drug trafficking and money laundering, which was released by the United States Department of State last year, had noted that Guyana has a long road ahead in combating the drug scourge. The report, titled “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR),” had said that Guyana is a transit country for cocaine destined for the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and West Africa.Cocaine originating in Colombia is smuggled to Venezuela, and onward to Guyana by sea or air. The report had said that smugglers also transit land borders with Brazil, Venezuela, and Suriname.Traffickers are attracted by the country’s poorly monitored ports, remote airstrips, intricate river networks, porous land borders, and weak security sector capacity.On the positive side, in 2012, with US funding through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Container Control Programme (CCP) established “a multi-agency CCP Port Control Unit at the John Fernandes Wharf. The aim of setting up the unit was to strengthen the country’s capacity to assist in combating the threats posed by drug and gun traffickers using shipping containers to ply their trade.This was an excellent initiative which has seen some successes so far in preventing illegal items from passing through our borders.Also, Guyana has enacted crucial legislation that could enable a more-effective response to the threat of drug trafficking. For example, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act of 2009, Interception of Communications Act of 2008, Criminal Law Procedure Act (revised in 1998), and Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act of 1988 were designed to enhance the investigative capabilities of law enforcement authorities and prosecutors in obtaining convictions of drug traffickers.Certainly, drug trafficking and related criminal activities represent one of the most potent threats to democracy and stability in Guyana and the region. It undermines the rule of law and democratic governance, hence strenuous efforts must be made by all stakeholders involved to win the battle against traffickers. It should be noted, too, that drug trafficking is not only associated with violence and organized crime, evidence shows that it is linked to terrorist activities, and it is also connected to money laundering, arms and human trafficking, and corruption.last_img read more

Another blue Christmas for Amerindians

first_imgDear Editor,There are more delays in Guyana’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) REDD+ Readiness project since there seems to be little or no movement in the implementation of this project by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the Natural Resources Ministry. On the occasion of Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary, I wrote regarding Amerindians being denied benefits due to slothfulness by the IDB in discharging its responsibilities and hence causing delays in resources being made available to the Amerindian people (approximately US$300,000 is budgeted for the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and Indigenous organisations). This placed a dark cloud over Amerindian celebration for Independence.At the commencement of the 2016 Amerindian Heritage Month activities, NTC Chair Joel Fredricks made a passionate plea for this project to kick start and bring benefits to the Amerindian people of Guyana.From then to now, a few administrative activities have been done but as far as I am concerned, no substantive progress has been made on the FCPF project at least not to the point of discharging benefits to Amerindians. This I believe is very unfortunate and the Amerindians continue to wait in frustration due to the IDB’s inaction and bureaucracy.I believe the Ministry is making every effort to have the project on stream so where exactly is the bottle neck; one can only think it’s the IDB’s inability to properly administer this project and hence causing unnecessary delays and hardship to hard working Amerindians, whose hopes are fading with every passing day, so much that it will be another blue Christmas for Amerindians in the fight against climate change and its dangerous consequences.Yours sincerely,Peter Persaudlast_img read more

Linden technician charged for fraud

first_imgA 25-year-old technician was hauled before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday, for allegedly presenting to a law enforcement officer at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) a forged firearm licence approval letter in favour of himself, after he was denied permission by the Police Commissioner.Jerimah Noerhamid, who was represented by Attorney Tiffany Jeffrey, denied the charge which detailed that on September 25, 2017, with intent to defraud he uttered the forged letter to Kizia Carrington, a GRA agent, purporting to show that same was issued by the office of the Police Commissioner, knowing same to be false.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves related Police facts while submitting a no-objection motion with regard to bail on behalf of the prosecution, in favour of the accused.It is alleged that the defendant purchased an air gun online earlier this year, and shipped same to Guyana, but was unable to uplift the weapon from the shipping company in absence of a permit issued by the Police Commissioner. His attempt to secure approval from the Commissioner’s office proved futile, causing the defendant to prepare an imitation, along with a forged signature which he presented to the GRA as instructed, in order that he may clear the weapon.The letter was discovered to be forged when it came under the scrutiny of officials at the GRA, corroborated by the office of the Police Commissioner which denied any knowledge of issuing such approval.Gonsalves’ Attorney attested that her client received the approval letter by way of mail through the Post Office.The matter continues on October 5, 2017.last_img read more

Foreign referees expected for Safari Sevens

first_imgAtallah has officiated in France’s Top 14 championship while Duarte has overseen matches on the European Grand Prix Sevens.Girls and Veterans to Feature at Safari SevensThe Girls National Schools Sevens championship will get the Safari Sevens underway where 16 teams are lined up to play in the tournament which will be held on the sidelines of the Safari Sevens on this weekend.The teams will be split into pools of four with the top two teams from each group securing passage to the cup quarterfinals.Barchando have been seeded first and headline Pool A which also features Muthambi, Nasokol and Itigo. Nairobi’s Olympic Secondary School are in Pool B with Chief Mbogori, Mgahulu and Rehema while Pool C comprises Maono Educational Center, Loise Girls, Asumbi Girls and Joserenes Girls High School.Nakuru Day headline Pool D which also includes Daraja Academy, Rianyachabera and Bofu Secondary School.Pool A: Barchando, Muthambi, Nasokol, ItigoPool B: Olympic,Chief Mbogori, Mgahulu, RehemaPool C: Maono, Loise, Asumbi, JoserenesPool D: Nakuru Day, Daraja, Rianyachabera, Bofu-Veteran –This year’s veteran tournament will take place on Friday, September 23 from 7.00pm at the Impala Club and teams led by defending champions Impala Saracens have embarked on preparations for the competition.Early arrivals For Mauritius And NamibiaMauritius and Namibia will be the first teams to arrive for the Africa Cup Sevens that will also be held alongside the Safari Sevens at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani.Other teams taking part in the Africa Cup Sevens include hosts Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Senegal, Madagascar, Botswana, Nigeria, Zambia and Morocco.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The four are Salem Atalah from France, Jack le Feuvre (England), Paulo Duarte (Portugal) and Vusumuzi Msibi (South Africa).NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Four foreign referees are lined up to officiate at this weekend’s Safari Sevens.The four are Salem Atalah from France, Jack le Feuvre (England), Paulo Duarte (Portugal) and Vusumuzi Msibi (South Africa).last_img read more

Military convoy returning to Dawson Creek

first_img That group disbanded in Fairbanks, and have made their way back on their own. Both convoys took on the historic highway to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its building. The route was built in 1942 during World War II to get supplies to and increase the army’s presence in Alaska. Since then it has become a major trading route, and helped the growth of the several communities along it. “I’ve followed them on Facebook,” says Dawson Creek Tourism Development Coordinator Samantha Gibeault. “They said it’s gone well. “It looked like they were cold some of the time… they’ve been bundled up, but it looks like it’s been a good time.” Fort St. John and Charlie Lake residents can get one last glimpse at the group of over 85 historic military vehicles, as they again spend tomorrow night camping in Charlie Lake. After a group breakfast at the Fort St. John Legion Thursday morning, they will head to the Mile 0 City, arriving around 11:45 a.m.- Advertisement – The vehicles will all be on display at the EnCana Events Centre starting at noon, August 30. The Military Vehicle Preservation Society was the second, larger convoy to take the trip, following the Canadian Western Command Military Vehicle Society, which left July 31.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United made to look ‘foolish’ by Chelsea over Pedro, Champions League winner tells talkSPORT

first_imgDietmar Hamann has branded Manchester United as “foolish” for losing out to Chelsea in the race to sign Pedro from Barcelona.talkSPORT understands the Spaniard is in London to complete a £22m move to the Premier League champions after United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward failed to negotiate a deal for the winger earlier this week.United had been widely-tipped to capture Pedro this summer but fell short of meeting the player’s buyout clause and now Jose Mourinho has plucked the 28-year-old from under their noses.Speaking to the Colin Murray Show, former Germany star Hamann said: “Van Gaal will be going off his head. To snatch Pedro from Manchester United for Chelsea is a major coup.“I think Van Gaal won’t be happy at all because they’ve got the money to spend, they’ve brought a lot of players in but for what they’ve spent I still think they haven’t progressed enough and they need more.“We don’t know what the stumbling block was, whether it was the player’s wages or the transfer fee. But you’ve got to say they look very foolish because it looked like over the last few days it was going to be a matter of when, not if.“For Pedro to join Chelsea against all the odds make them look a bit foolish.”last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgProposals are due to the AQMD by Dec. 5. The top five finalists will be invited to develop an operational prototype for demonstration. Winners will be announced in May. For more information on the competition, visit the AQMD Web site, www.aqmd.gov. Clinton campaign to be discussed LA MIRADA – The campaign of Hillary Clinton will be discussed at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club. The group meets at the Sizzler Restaurant, 15252 E. Rosecrans Ave. For more information, call John Smith, (562) 943-8527. Ex-Secret Service agent will speak WHITTIER – Peter Moyer, former Secret Service agent for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the noon Oct. 17 lunch of the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The group meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty Bihr, (562) 698-1520. Church hosting holiday boutique WHITTIER – A holiday boutique will be held from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. Handcrafted items, such as candles, jewelry and Christmas ornaments will be for sale. For more information, call (562) 947-3269 or e-mail samc166@earthlink.net. Golf tourney set in Norwalk NORWALK – A golf tournament for local students and sheriff’s deputies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Golf Center, 13717 Shoemaker Road. A barbecue lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Ribbon-cutting slated for Shakey’s PICO RIVERA – The Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 for Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, 9290 Whittier Blvd. For reservations, call the chamber at (562) 949-2473 or e-mail candee@picoriverachamber.org. Line dance social to be held Saturday NORWALK – A line dance social for those age 50 and over will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Free beverages will be available. Snacks will be for sale. Admission is $3. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. No More Victims co-founder to speak WHITTIER – Cole Miller, co-founder of No More Victims, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. There will be musical entertainment and refreshments. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9154 or (562) 201-6160. WHS Class of 1944 planning reunion WHITTIER – The Whittier High School Class of 1944 will hold its 63rd class reunion at 6p.m. Nov. 10 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Cost is $75. For reservations, write Jackie Chapron Riegel, 1427 Regatta Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, e-mail jackiehayriegel@cox.net, or call Al Stoll, (562) 945-7522. Program to teach strategies for SAT HACIENDA HEIGHTS – The library will hold a program teaching Kaplan test strategies for the SAT at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. To register for this free teen event, call (800)-KAP-TEST and use Event Code SKPC7500, or register online at Kaplan.com and use the Find Programs Near You link. The library is at 16010 La Monde St. For more information, call Karen Noyes at (626) 968-9356. Church to host open mic night LA PUENTE – The First United Methodist Church of La Puente hosts “Sound Check,” an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at 15701 Hill St. The free event features local bands and entertainers of all genres. For information or to perform, call (719) 671-5470. City offering mariachi classes BALDWIN PARK – The city is offering mariachi classes. Participants will learn to play the guitarron, vihuela, trumpet, violin and guitar. Experience is not necessary and participants must be 8 years of age and older and must supply their own instrument. For information, call (626) 813-5245, Ext. 330. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,AQMD addresses leaf blowers DIAMOND BAR – The South Coast Air Quality Management District is holding a nationwide competition that will award up to $100,000 to university engineering students for developing a zero-based leaf vacuum for commercial gardeners. The contest challenges students to design and develop a backpack-style rechargeable battery-powered, leaf vacuum that will address environmental concerns such as noise, exhaust emissions and dust clouds. Awards include $40,000 for first place, $20,000 for second place and $5,000 each for three third-place prizes. For more information, call John Smith, (562) 943-8527. Ex-Secret Service agent will speak WHITTIER – Peter Moyer, former Secret Service agent for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the noon Oct. 17 lunch of the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The group meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty Bihr, (562) 698-1520. Church hosting holiday boutique WHITTIER – A holiday boutique will be held from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. Handcrafted items, such as candles, jewelry and Christmas ornaments will be for sale. For more information, call (562) 947-3269 or e-mail samc166@earthlink.net. Golf tourney set in Norwalk NORWALK – A golf tournament for local students and sheriff’s deputies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Golf Center, 13717 Shoemaker Road. A barbecue lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Ribbon-cutting slated for Shakey’s PICO RIVERA – The Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 for Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, 9290 Whittier Blvd. For reservations, call the chamber at (562) 949-2473 or e-mail candee@picoriverachamber.org. Line dance social to be held Saturday NORWALK – A line dance social for those age 50 and over will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Free beverages will be available. Snacks will be for sale. Admission is $3. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. No More Victims co-founder to speak WHITTIER – Cole Miller, co-founder of No More Victims, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. There will be musical entertainment and refreshments. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9154 or (562) 201-6160. WHS Class of 1944 planning reunion WHITTIER – The Whittier High School Class of 1944 will hold its 63rd class reunion at 6p.m. Nov. 10 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Cost is $75. For reservations, write Jackie Chapron Riegel, 1427 Regatta Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, e-mail jackiehayriegel@cox.net, or call Al Stoll, (562) 945-7522. Program to teach strategies for SAT HACIENDA HEIGHTS – The library will hold a program teaching Kaplan test strategies for the SAT at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. To register for this free teen event, call (800)-KAP-TEST and use Event Code SKPC7500, or register online at Kaplan.com and use the Find Programs Near You link. The library is at 16010 La Monde St. For more information, call Karen Noyes at (626) 968-9356. Church to host open mic night LA PUENTE – The First United Methodist Church of La Puente hosts “Sound Check,” an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at 15701 Hill St. The free event features local bands and entertainers of all genres. For information or to perform, call (719) 671-5470. City offering mariachi classes BALDWIN PARK – The city is offering mariachi classes. Participants will learn to play the guitarron, vihuela, trumpet, violin and guitar. Experience is not necessary and participants must be 8 years of age and older and must supply their own instrument. For information, call (626) 813-5245, Ext. 330. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityProposals are due to the AQMD by Dec. 5. The top five finalists will be invited to develop an operational prototype for demonstration. Winners will be announced in May. For more information on the competition, visit the AQMD Web site, www.aqmd.gov. Clinton campaign to be discussed LA MIRADA – The campaign of Hillary Clinton will be discussed at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club. The group meets at the Sizzler Restaurant, 15252 E. Rosecrans Ave. AQMD addresses leaf blowers DIAMOND BAR – The South Coast Air Quality Management District is holding a nationwide competition that will award up to $100,000 to university engineering students for developing a zero-based leaf vacuum for commercial gardeners. The contest challenges students to design and develop a backpack-style rechargeable battery-powered, leaf vacuum that will address environmental concerns such as noise, exhaust emissions and dust clouds. Awards include $40,000 for first place, $20,000 for second place and $5,000 each for three third-place prizes. last_img read more

Manchester United ready to join transfer fight for Silva

first_img Rafa Silva in action for Braga Manchester United and Porto are set for a summer bidding war over Sporting Braga ace Rafa Silva.The Portugal international is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Primeira Liga and has been Braga’s star player this term.Porto have been clear favourites to land the 22-year-old since last summer.However, according to A Bola, Porto are unwilling to meet Braga’s valuation of £16m for the midfielder, which could prompt United to hijack the deal.Should United make contact with Braga about a bid, Porto are likely to reconsider their position, which could spark a bidding war in the summer. 1last_img read more

CMS, Pomona-Pitzer to renew their rivalry tonight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita So much so that the contest between the Stags and the Sagehens is known to have NCAA Division I referees requesting to officiate the long-standing rivalry. Rich Kolan, who refs Big West and Pac-10 games, will lead tonight’s matchup, which stands to be as competitive as ever with both CMS and Pomona-Pitzer heading into the game 2-0 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action. “In any year it makes for a great game,” said Sagehens coach Charles Katsiaficas, whose team is defending back-to-back conference titles. “You can throw records out the window because you know it’s going to be a heck of a game. In certain years, when both teams are competitive, it adds a little more to the game.” So far this year, both are competitive. The Sagehens (8-5, 2-0) have won five in a row and are led by Edward Wexler-Beron (16.8 points per game) and David Knowles (14.3 ppg). Pomona-Pitzer has also seen the return of last year’s SCIAC Player of the Year, Alexander Lloyd, from knee surgery. Lloyd (8.7 ppg), who has played in just three games, didn’t see any action in a victory over Caltech on Saturday because his injury flared up, but Katsiaficas is optimistic he’ll participate tonight. The Stags (8-5, 2-0) have won four of their last five games, with three of those victories coming in overtime. The latest saw CMS outlast Whittier College on Saturday, on the legs of 18 points from Emanuel Maceira. In any division. “I think it’s a one-of-a-kind rivalry,” said CMS head coach Ken Scalmanini, whose team will host Pomona-Pitzer tonight at 7:30 at Claremont McKenna college. “You see each other throughout the year on the campuses, and that adds a dimension of competitiveness. It’s in front of the whole school which team wins, so the kids get after it. There’s a lot of kids diving on the floor at a rapid pace.” Rivalries up the ante in any sport. But the one that Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer share – two athletic programs spread over five college campuses in a close-knit community – rivals just about any matchup you’ll find on any basketball court in Southern California. center_img Maceira leads the Stags with 14.6 points a game, while John Parsons (14.3 ppg) and Miles Taylor (13.2) are both scoring in double figures. “We’re only two games into the season, and it’s truly all about the conference,” said Scalmanini, who split last year with Pomona-Pitzer. “We have a big one (today), and we’re getting better still.” ON THE MOVE The Chaffey men’s basketball team (19-4) improved to 4-0 in the Foothill Conference with two wins last week that helped the Panthers jump from No. 17 in the state poll to No. 6. Four days after dropping No. 16 Mt. Jan Jacinto (15-8, 3-1), Chaffey raced to a 102-100 win over No. 19 San Bernardino Valley (14-9, 2-2), the favorite to win the conference this year. Then the Panthers dropped perennial conference power Antelope Valley (9-12, 2-2) in a 95-85 comeback win. Chaffey will host Victor Valley (8-13, 2-2) tonight at 7. At Mt. SAC, the women’s basketball team (23-1) dropped No. 2 Pasadena (16-3) by way of a 63-59 win on Friday. The victory still wasn’t good enough to vault the Mounties past No. 1 San Joaquin Delta (21-4), which lost to Mt. SAC earlier this season. The Mounties will play at East Los Angeles (7-14) today at 5:30 p.m. BRONCOS HONORED December proved an up-and-down month for both the men (8-5, 4-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association) and the women (6-7, 3-3) at Cal Poly Pomona. Two of the steadier players in both programs were honored by the Broncos this week with athlete-of-the-month nods Senior Jonathan Boyd (Etiwanda High) led the men with 12.3 points per game in December. He is currently second on the team with 12.3 points per game, a number boosted by the career-best 31 points he turned in during Cal Poly’s 99-76 win over Cal State Stanislaus on Saturday. Sophomore Ashley Moody, the women’s leader with 12.4 points per game, averaged 12 points a game in December. She injured her knee in a game against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 7 and hasn’t played since. The Broncos could learn the results of an MRI taken Saturday as soon as today. Either way, coach Paul Thomas said she would not play this weekend, when Cal Poly plays at Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego. UP TO TASK Two former Upland High School basketball stars enjoyed some success in recent weeks in their respective four-year programs. Sheldon Pace (Chaffey College) dished out 17 assists to set a record for No. 7 Southwest Baptist in a 95-78 win over No. 17 Central Missouri State. Pace leads SMU (16-1) with 14.2 points and 9.1 assists per game. SMU will play Missouri Western State (10-6) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. At Whittier, senior Brandon Robinson earned tournament MVP honors at the Purple & Gold Poet Classic January 5-6 and was named the SCIAC’s Male Athlete of the Week. Robinson (7.8 points a game on the season) had 45 points and 28 rebounds, good for two double-doubles in three games. Whittier (6-7, 0-2) will play Occidental (11-1, 2-0) tonight at 7:30. HALL MOVES ON Julie Hall, who served as Cal Poly director of development for the athletic department until December, was named the assistant athletic director of development at UC Riverside. Hall, who was at Cal Poly for two years, will be responsible for leading a major gifts fund-raising program. Jeff Sanders’ local college package runs on Wednesday. He can be reached at (909) 483-8540 or at jeff.sanders@dailybulletin.com. 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

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