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World Championships Medals Table

first_img1 Kenya 6 3 2 112 Great Britain 3 0 0 33 Jamaica 2 0 1 34 Cuba 2 0 0 25 United States 1 3 5 96 Germany 1 2 2 57 Ethiopia 1 2 0 38 Poland 1 1 3 59 Canada 1 1 2 410 Colombia 1 0 0 110 Czech Republic 1 0 0 110 Eritrea 1 0 0 110 Spain 1 0 0 110 South Africa 1 0 0 115 Pr Of China 0 2 1 316 Netherlands 0 1 1 2last_img

Triple the semifinal anguish for Granite Hills

first_imgPasadena La Salle (24-2-2), the third-seeded Del Rey League champion, advances to Saturday’s title match in Downey against No. 10 seed Bishop Montgomery, the Del Rey runner-up which blanked Mojave River League champion Serrano, 2-0, on Tuesday. The Lancers almost wound up with the game’s heartbreak in the waning moments of regulation. Granite Hills’ Adrienne Bradbury’s near point-blank shot went airborne, caromed off the crossbar and onto the pitch. Regulation play ended moments later. “At that point, it was just a matter of time,” La Salle coach Sal Lopez said, adding that he thought his team would win after Bradbury’s miss. The Lancers put the game away and earned their 17th shutout of the season when – with the wind at their backs – Lauren McAuley sent a free kick in Johnson’s direction and the senior defender/midfielder shot from an awkward angle. Granite Hills goalie Heather Lewis (eight saves) reached for the ball, but couldn’t corral it. “I had a bad feeling when the ref gave them that call,” Mike Bradbury said. “(Lewis) only got one hand on it and it had enough momentum to go in.” The Lancers score ended a CIF-SS Division IV semifinal duel featuring cold, fierce, gusty, north-bound winds that airlifted shots on goal, kept players hopping, and even sent some kicks backwards. “Like anyone, it’ll take some time to take the pain away,” coach Mike Bradbury said shortly after the 64-minute marathon concluded the season of two-time Desert Sky League champion Granite Hills (21-3-4). APPLE VALLEY – Bitter heartbreak delivered a mighty blow to Granite Hills again. The Apple Valley-based Cougars lost in the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer semifinals for the third consecutive year when La Salle’s Kacey Johnson knocked in a low percentage shot in the fourth minute of triple overtime for the game’s lone goal on Tuesday. center_img Johnson was immediately mobbed by teammates. The Cougars fell to the ground in tears. Granite Hills reached the D4 semis this season after moving up from Division V, where they reached the CIF-SS semis in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Sophomore forward Cynthia Alozie, junior midfielder Megan Bodiford and senior forward Shaday Trujillo combined forces to stop a serious threat by the Lancers in the 31st minute, weaving the ball away from La Salle’s attackers. The Cougars had the wind behind their backs for the second half and the first of the three 10-minute overtimes. Junior midfielder Megan Bodiford and senior midfielder Sarah Hennington each sent shots that were airlifted over the crossbar. Sophomore midfielder Louise Baartz had a low, 30-foot shot sail wide right. 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

Classic Transfer: Liverpool break British transfer record to sign Dutch international

first_imgLiverpool splashed out £4 million to sign Sander Westerveld from Dutch outfit Vitesse in June 1999.Such a sum would be regarded as a knock-down price in today’s vastly inflated market, but the fee broke the British transfer record for a goalkeeper 16 years ago.The towering Netherlands shot stopper had earned his first senior international cap against Brazil just one week prior to his move to Anfield, having helped Vitesse qualify for Europe, and deserved his shot at the big time.Although Westerveld was far from a household name, it seemed as though the Merseysiders were in safe hands due to Gerard Houllier’s previously shrewd transfer business.The Dutchman replaced David James between the sticks and achieved instant success during his debut season on these shores, conceding the fewest amount of goals in the Premier League. 2 2 Sander Westerveld The goalkeeper went on to play in the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup finals as Liverpool landed a treble, of sorts, a year later.However, Westerveld had failed to convince the club’s fan base fully, due to several lapses in concentration.The shot-stopper began the next season as first-choice, despite doubts in regards to his longevity.Yet, after Westerveld allowed a somewhat feeble long-range strike from Bolton Wanderers’s Dean Holdsworth squirm under his body and into the net in August 2001, the ongoing debate over the Dutchman’s long-term future was reopened.Houllier had seen enough.Seven days after Westerveld’s clanger at the Reebok Stadium, which proved to be his final game for the club, Liverpool completed a double swoop for Chris Kirkland and Jerzy Dudek from Coventry City and Feyenoord respectively.Having lost his place for both club and country, Westerveld was urged to move on to reignite his career and, crucially, get more game time.Real Sociedad offered the Dutchman an escape route and he duly signed for the Spanish outfit for £3.4 million in December 2001. Not the most glamorous of exits, we’re sure you’ll agree.last_img read more

UNIQUE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS LAUNCHED

first_imgThis week marks the launch of the seventh annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only programme of its kind in Ireland that acknowledges the outstanding acts of volunteerism by Ireland’s youth.All second-level students who volunteer in their community, at school or abroad are encouraged to apply now. Launched in 2006, Pramerica Spirit of Community is sponsored by Donegal-based Pramerica Systems Ireland in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland ensuring that the programme reaches every school on the island of Ireland.In 2012, the programme honoured approximately 200 outstanding students from over 70 schools across Ireland.Last year, five students from throughout County Antrim were named among the top twenty finalists in the 2012 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, with one of the five students, Molly Gilmartin, Victoria College, Belfast, Co. Antrim named All-Ireland Youth Volunteer of the Year 2012.Post-primary students are invited to submit applications to their school principal by the24th October. Principals will review the applications and nominate one student in the junior category –for students up to age 16–and one student in the senior category, for students 17 to 19 years old. The deadline for nominations is the 9th of November 2012. In February 2013, judges will select 20 finalists who will each receive a certificate of merit, €500, an engraved silver medallion and an invitation to the Gala Awards dinner to be held in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny on the 27th March.Two All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will be selected at the awards dinner. Each will receive €1,000 for a charity of their choice, a gold medallion and an all-expenses paid trip to the United States to attend the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony.“The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards celebrates and acknowledges the voluntary activities of hundreds of exceptional youth ambassadors who actively make a difference in their communities and in communities across the world”, said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland.The application form and further information about Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards can be downloaded from www.pramerica.ie/spirit UNIQUE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS LAUNCHED was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Pramerica Spirit of Communitylast_img read more