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Posted in hawtgbjn on May 31st, 2020

first_imgInterested in playing indoor (January to May) competitive volleyball? The Matawan-Aberdeen Recreation Volleyball League coordinates two co-ed community leagues, which play at the Matawan Avenue Middle School in Cliffwood, on Tuesday evenings (6-10 p.m.). Tryouts will be held 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the school gym on Jan. 7 for the B1 (intermediate/advanced) league and again on Jan. 14 for the B2 (novice/intermediate) league, space is limited. Visit the Web site at for detailed information about the leagues, tryouts, and to register. For questions, contact: Michael Mills (Email: or Joe Arias (732) 852-2299; e-mail: The Monmouth Power Sports Club is looking for dedicated, experienced, team-oriented and committed players and coaches who are willing to travel, for their boys’ teams for ages 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16 for the 2003-04 AAU season. Tryouts will take place in mid-February. For more information, contact (732) 833-5020 or send e-mail to Jersey Shore Lightning North U10 AAU basketball team is seeking talented, competitive players for tournament competition. Tryouts will be held on Jan. 12 and 18 in the greater Long Branch area. Coaches are Jim Hoffman and Bob D’Agostino. Interested candidates should call Jim at (732) 492-4674 or e-mail Middletown Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball League will be accepting registration for the spring baseball/softball season for ages 5-16 on Jan. 7 and 22, and Feb. 5 and 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Middletown Library. Registration will be taken at the Middletown Babe Ruth Clubhouse (McMahon Park) on Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, and March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 495-6608. The league is looking for umpires for the spring season. Umpires must be at least 21 years old and have prior umpiring or playing experience. These are paid positions and are for the Rookie boys (ages 7-8) and Pioneer girls (ages 7-9). For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 495-6608. Middletown Babe Ruth Baseball League is interested in forming a 16-18-year-old travel team. Players must live in Middletown. There will be approximately 14 games to be played Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from May to July. Last year, 14 area teams participated in this league. For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 495-6608. The Jersey Shore Celtics of Middletown will be holding tryouts for their 13U AAU basketball team. Attendees must be male and currently in seventh grade or 13 years old or younger as of Sept. 1, 2003. Tryouts will be on Jan. 18 and 25 and Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. If interested, please call Steve at (732) 787-9589 to make arrangements and receive further information. The Jersey Ravens, a U14 boy’s competitive traveling baseball team, is looking for a few dedicated and serious players. The team plays in leagues plus tournaments and is going to Cooperstown Baseball World in the summer for a week. The team requires committed players for extensive training starting in December. For details, call Gary at (732) 866-8863. The Aberdeen Matawan Huskies, a boys’ U16 team, are looking for a few dedicated players for the upcoming spring season. Team will be playing in Mid-New Jersey league with home field and practices at Matawan HS. If interested, please e-mail read more


Posted in hawtgbjn on May 31st, 2020

first_imgMonmouth University’s Drew Von Bargen (15) takes to the air to avoid contact with the Mercer County College goalie during a home scrimmage on Aug. 24.last_img

England lose to West Indies despite Lumb century

Posted in hawtgbjn on May 26th, 2020

first_imgOpener Michael Lumb top-scored with a fluent 106 on his debut but was unable to prevent England from slipping to a 15-run defeat by West Indies in the first one-day international (ODI) in North Sound, Antigua on Friday.In reply to the West Indies total of 269 for six from 50 overs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, England collapsed from a commanding 180 for two to 254 for six as they began the post-Kevin Pietersen era with a reverse.Left-hander Lumb reached three figures off 109 balls, hitting seven fours and two sixes, as he became the ninth player to score a century on his ODI debut.He was finally removed with the total on 180 in the 37th over, caught by a leaping Dwayne Bravo in the covers off paceman Ravi Rampaul having put England in a good position to push on for victory.Lumb combined with fellow debutant Moeen Ali (44) in a first-wicket partnership of 96, then added 74 for the third wicket with Joe Root (37).However, England lost momentum as Ben Stokes (five), Root and Jos Buttler (12) went in quick succession and the tourists fell short of their target despite a late flurry from Ravi Bopara (23 not out) and Tim Bresnan (14 not out).Earlier, West Indies captain Bravo blasted a quickfire 87 not out to help his team post a good total after they were put in to bat by England skipper Stuart Broad.Bravo shared stands of 108 with Lendl Simmons (65) for the fifth wicket and 116 with Darren Sammy (61) for the sixth as the home team recovered from a shaky 45 for four in the 16th over.Though Bravo struck eight fours and a six in his 91-ball innings, Sammy was even more destructive as he hit five fours and four sixes in a 36-ball assault.Medium-fast bowler Bresnan was the chief wicket-taker for England, returning three for 68, while off-spinner James Tredwell was the most economical, taking one for 23 in 10 overs.The series continues at the same venue with matches on Sunday and Wednesday before West Indies host England in three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados.Former West Indies greats Andy Roberts, Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose were knighted by the Antigua and Barbuda Government during the lunch interval in front of more than 5,000 fans.“Today is a great day in West Indies cricket,” said board president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron.“These three great servants have been rewarded for their outstanding contribution to their country, to this region and to world cricket.”last_img read more

England want more than semi-final finishes, says Southgate

Posted in hawtgbjn on May 14th, 2020

first_imgEngland have reached the semi-finals of the last two major championships but manager Gareth Southgate says missing out on the World Cup and Nations League final has left the squad deeply unsatisfied.England’s shootout win over Switzerland on Sunday saw them finish UEFA’s inaugural Nations League in third place, one spot better than the 2018 World Cup when they were beaten by Belgium in the bronze medal game.“None of us is satisfied with two semi-final appearances in successive years,” Southgate told reporters. “We all wanted to move forward further.“We needed to finish what’s been a good year with the international team with a strong performance.”Southgate said it was a good thing that the players were feeling they could have achieved more.“We owed it to ourselves… The commitment is there. They’re not satisfied with where they’re at and that, as a coach, gives you a lift,” he added.Southgate also voiced his displeasure over UEFA’s decision not to award England their bronze medals on the field after the game.“We’ve had to go through another third/fourth-place playoff and have finally won one, and we don’t even get the medals in front of our fans,” Southgate said.“It’s nice to have some acknowledgement, but we’ll be parking it to one side and looking forward.” (last_img read more

Chatsworth science team also hits homer

Posted in hawtgbjn on January 10th, 2020

first_imgOdds and ends from around the Valley: It would have been easy to overlook the other big event going on at Chatsworth High School on Thursday morning, but Principal Jeff Davis wasn’t about to let that happen. While the school’s much-heralded city championship baseball team met in the parents lounge to watch the TV coverage of the Major League Baseball draft – two Chatsworth players were chosen in the top 12 picks – the less than heralded science team was picking up a trophy of its own in the next room. A team of four ninth-graders came up with a science game they call Elemanium that beat out about 6,000 other team entries in the city to win the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Integrated Coordinated Science Award. You guys showed a lot of class when you gave the $2,000 your team won back to the school to help support other academic teams on campus. While we’re giving a pat on the back to people and groups who do great work, but seldom get the recognition for it, I’d like to give a big thank-you to the Valley University Women. For the last 58 years, this local group of education-minded women have provided scholarships to hundreds of hardworking high school students in the San Fernando Valley, many of whom thought college was financially out of reach for them. “Many have overcome substantial obstacles, such as poverty, family difficulties and cultural barriers, to succeed in high school to become what they are today,” said Doris Dent, scholarship chairwoman for the organization, founded in 1945. As always, the women want all the credit to go to the 16 students who earned the $1,500 scholarships this year, not to themselves for providing them. Nice touch. So, congratulations to Loren Diaz, Melissa Medina and Tracy Lee from Burbank High School; Meredith Anderson and Dianne Pulido from Burroughs High; Angeline Chen and Melissa Zanit from El Camino Real High; and Gladys Rodriquez from North Hollywood High. Also, Gina Hong and Jayme Zahavi from Taft High; Suejung Shin and Jason Hong from Granada Hills High; Dianna Delgado and Joana Samson from Sylmar Math/Science; Dorothy Tulanont from Van Nuys Magnet; and Ryan Luong from Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. For more information on Valley University Women, call co-president Sara Coyle at (818) 789-1574. And finally, if you’re a local history buff, stop by the Canoga Park/Owensmouth Historical Society this Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and help it celebrate Canoga Park’s 95th birthday. “Many members of pioneer families from the area will be there, and the public is invited,” said Jean Jauck, president of the society at 7248 Owensmouth Ave. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m not smart enough to understand it, but they tell me it’s based on the periodic table of elements,” Davis said, laughing as he went back and forth between rooms to praise both teams. The athletes in any high school always get the lion’s share of adulation and attention, but the kids on the academic teams work just as hard and successfully to bring pride to their school, Davis figures. “They deserve the recognition, too,” the principal said. Yes, they do. So, congratulations to baseball players Mike Moustakas, picked second by the Kansas City Royals, and Matt Dominguez, who went 12th to the Florida Marlins. And congratulations to the award-winning science team of Eric Zisfain, Derek Lau, Jonathan Ching, and Zi Ma. last_img read more

Video: Grazie, Fernando! Torres’ only goal for AC Milan

Posted in hawtgbjn on January 6th, 2020

first_img1 Fernando Torres Former Liverpool and Chelsea star Fernando Torres joined Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan today meaning during his spell in Serie A he only managed one solitary goal in ten appearances.The strike came against Empoli in his second game for the club and you can check it out above.last_img

Gareth Bale tells talkSPORT: I came to Real Madrid to win trophies

Posted in hawtgbjn on December 29th, 2019

first_imgGareth Bale has praised a ‘very professional performance’ by Real Madrid to book their place in the Champions League final. Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Manchester City 1-0 at the Bernabeu to set up a meeting with city rivals Atletico at the San Siro on May 28. Bale, who moved from Tottenham to the Spanish capital in 2013, played a key role in getting them closer to their 11th European title, as his shot deflected off Fernando past Joe Hart. The Welsh star will play in his second Champions League final for the club in under three years – he scored against Atletico in the 2014 final. Bale told talkSPORT: “It’s massively important. “Whoever got the goal tonight, whatever it was – the most important thing is we got to the final.“It was a very professional performance, we kept it tight at the back and did well to get the goal to take us to the final.“Obviously we needed a bit of luck with the goal, but I felt like we controlled both games. Maybe they lacked a bit of ambition going forward but that’s down to us. We kept it tight and limited their chances and ultimately got the goal.”On the final against Diego Simeone’s side, who beat Bayern Munich in the other semi, Bale added: “We know it’s going to be another difficult game,  it always is against them.“They make it very difficult to play against but it’s one we’re looking forward to – hopefully another trophy.  We’re looking forward to it.“It’s the main reason I came to Real Madrid – to win Champions League trophies. We’ve obviously won the most in the history of the tournament.“To have another chance to win another trophy is amazing for us and hopefully we can take that opportunity.”Gareth Bale was talking to talkSPORT after the Champions League win over Manchester City, listen in full above.last_img read more

Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce: Paul Pogba scores twice as Red Devils move top

Posted in hawtgbjn on December 28th, 2019

first_img Paul Pogba scored twice in Manchester United’s win 1 Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United eased past Fenerbahce at Old Trafford to move top of Europa League Group A.The Frenchman scored a penalty and a superb long-range strike to cap his best performance in a United shirt, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also grabbing goals in the 4-1 win. Robin van Persie netted a late consolation for the visitors, an act which saw him applauded round the ground.The early stages of the game were dominated by the hosts, although there was a lack of incisiveness in the final third.Skrtel blocked a curling effort from Pogba, and Mata overhit a cross with Rooney in a good position in the box.Pogba had another strike blocked, with Martial coming inches from converting a wonderful Mata cross, before United managed to take the lead.A rare direct attack resulted in Mata being brought down in the area, and Pogba stepped up to convert the resultant penalty.And just minutes later the lead was doubled, Martial also netting from the spot having won the penalty after Mata’s glorious ball forward.A few moments of craziness had given United a convincing lead, but they did look shaky at the back when Fenerbahce managed to break.Souza forced a fine low save from De Gea after an excellent move saw him work his way into the penalty area, and after sidestepping Darmian he really should have hit the back of the net – but the Spanish stopper was in top form.And the game was all-but won in the final seconds of the first period, Pogba adding his second of the match with an exceptional long-range strike, having run onto the ball from deep to convert Lingard’s lay-off with a right-foot curler which nestled in the back of the net.The visitors responded by taking Kjaer off at the break, bringing on striker Emenike for the defender who had a horror show in the opening period.But before the forward had a chance to test De Gea, Fener were four goals down, Lingard netting a powerful strike from outside the area after some great combination play between Pogba and Rooney.Van Persie went close to pulling one back for the visitors.The Dutchman picked up the ball from Emenike, who had done well to hold up play, but his left foot strike curled just wide of the far post with De Gea scrambling.The game passed into a passage of meaningless play, neither side pushing to score.United had the three points secured, and Fener lacked the ability to pose any real threat to the Red Devils.However, with eight minutes remaining the visitors did net, Van Persie grabbing a goal on his return to Old Trafford – to a round of applause from the entire stadium.Mata came close to grabbing a fifth for Mourinho’s men, but the final whistle went with the hosts claiming all three points after a convincing win.last_img read more

Liverpool ‘favourites’ to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

Posted in hawtgbjn on December 25th, 2019

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Netherlands vs England (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTFrance vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTDenmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST shining Next in line are Manchester United and Paris Saint-German who both are at 6/1.There is then a big jump to the next lot of teams with Tottenham (14/1), Bayern Munich (16/1), Arsenal (20/1) and Newcastle (33/1) all listed.United have been heavily linked with a move for Coutinho as they look to rebuild their squad in the summer under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. deals talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… getty gameday cracker Coutinho has not rediscovered the form he showed at Anfield that convinced Barcelona to part with such a substantial transfer fee.The 26-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs this transfer window but Sky Bet have Liverpool as the favourites at 5/1. Coutinho has struggled since his move to Barcelona in January 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool are favourites to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona in the summer.The Brazilian forward has not settled at the LaLiga club and looks destined to leave despite only signing 18 months ago in a blockbuster £142million deal from the Reds. LIVE ON talkSPORT 1 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ huge blow no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Spanish newspaper Sport have reported he would be reluctant to join the Red Devils, or another of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals, as he would not want to further sour his relationship with Reds fans.PSG are said to be his favoured destination where he could link up with Brazil team-mate Neymar.last_img read more

The SATURDAY SIX Looks at Mickey Shaped Food at Walt Disney World!

Posted in hawtgbjn on December 21st, 2019

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Mickey Shaped Food at Walt Disney World! Long time SAT SIX readers have probably noticed that we are more than a bit obsessed by theme park snacks. Whether it be in Disneyland, Disney World, or Universal, if the theme parks make it, we’ll eat it, that’s our policy. In fact this very blog series is the leading cause of adult onset diabetes. You may be thinking, “maybe you guys should cover some healthy options?”  To that we say NAY, NAY! We’re only going to cover the good stuff here. In fact, today we are going to check out some of our favorite foods in all of Walt Disney World: those shaped like Mickey.  That’s right, Disney snacks that taste good and bring a smile to our face, so let’s kickoff the countdown with…# 6 – Ice Cream SandwichTo show the power that Mickey shaped foods have over us, let’s start off with a staple snack of our Disney trips: Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich. Back in the real world we may buy a pint of Ben & Jerrys, or maybe a box of popsicles, but who gets ice cream sandwiches? Inside the Disney parks this cookies and cream flavored frozen treat just tastes better than the vanilla ones we get back home. This is also one of the rare treats that has Mickey Mouse’s full face smiling back at you, making it even more special.Available: Throughout the resort.Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich. (photo by Brandon Glover)Mickey’s premium ice cream sandwich.(photo by Brandon Glover)–# 5 – Mickey WaffleThe small Mickey waffles are our go-to foods at Disney buffets like Tusker House and Cape May Cafe, but it’s inside the Magic Kingdom where we can get the full size version. At rope drop many guests head straight to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but we take a left hand turn at the hub and head over to Liberty Square to get a plate of golden brown goodness.Available: Sleepy Hollow RefreshmentsMickey Waffle. (photo by Brandon Glover)Mickey Waffles at Cape May Cafe.–# 4 – Rice Krispies TreatsBakeries in Walt Disney World have a lot of tremendously tasty options, but we love the Mickey-shaped Rice Krispies treats. Unlike traditional Rice Krispie treats, these are served on a stick, so your hands won’t get sticky while eating. Several bonus points awarded here as Disney uses the actual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal in making them, so you don’t have some goofy name like “crisped rice snack” that you’ll see elsewhere, and this is also the only food on this list that you pretty easily replicate in your own home.Available: At bakeries throughout the resort along with hotel food courtsRice Krispies + Butter + Marshmallows = YUM–# 3 – PretzelWe love pretzels at the theme parks. They are a filling snack that is easy to eat while on the go. Some pretzels are better than others though, such as a Bavarian pretzel and beer at Germany in Epcot that should be on every Disney foodie’s bucket list. The best pretzel however is a Mickey pretzel. The optional cheese sauce can help turn this large and hot pieces of perfection into just about a meal by itself.Located: At all the Disney theme parks.Mickey pretzel. (photo by Brandon Glover)Mickey pretzel with “cheese” sauce. (photo by Katie McNair)–# 2 – Mickey BarWhen it comes to iconic snacks in Walt Disney World we have a short list of front runners for the top spot. Dole Whip, popcorn, and churros would be in contention, but don’t count out the Mickey premium ice cream bar. The perfect treat for a hot day (which, in Florida, is just about every day,) the crunchy chocolate coating mixed with the softer vanilla ice cream inside combine for a great taste in every bite. The Mickey bar is a first ballot Hall of Famer snack for both young and old.Available: Throughout property.Mickey’s premium ice cream bar. (photo by Lisa Gilmore)Mickey’s premium ice cream bar. (photo by Brandon Glover)–# 1 – Colossal Cinnamon RollWhen you bill a food item as “colossal,” you better deliver on the goods. When it comes to “blessing of size” at Walt Disney World we could just as easily be referring to foods such as the s’mores baked Alaska at The BOATHOUSE or the famous Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream. At Animal Kingdom, the colossal cinnamon roll at Kusafiri is the real deal and should be your second stop in the park after stopping by Pandora: The World of Avatar. Doubters may think the price of near $9 may be excessive for a cinnamon roll, but remember we are now in a world of $7 pizza slices. If anything the cinnamon roll (which serves two people) can be considered a “value.” Think of it as three cinnamon rolls, a giant one for the “face” and two regular ones for the ears. It is LOADED with extra cinnamon on top, and Disney doesn’t get skimpy with the frosting either. Pro Tip: start your journey in the morning with a colossal cinnamon roll at Kusafiri; in the afternoon stop by Dawa Bar for a sugar cane mojito and walk over to Satu’li Canteen for lunch , and finish your day with a meal at Tiffins.Available: Kusafiri Coffee Shop and BakeryColossal cinnamon roll. (photo by Michael Carelli)Colossal cinnamon roll. (photo by Michael Carelli)So there you have it: Six Mickey-Shaped Food at Walt Disney World! See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan).It’s a scientific FACT that everything tastes better when it’s shaped like MICKEY.If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:Ranking the New Restaurants in DISNEY SPRINGSThe 6 Most Unique Dining Experiences at Walt Disney WorldDISNEY DINING: ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village ResortDISNEY DINING: FoodQuest at DisneySprings (R.I.P.)SATURDAY SIX Investigative Report: Disney PET PEEVESThe SATURDAY SIX Uses Disney Villains To Explain Theme Park Blogging6 Times Our Favorite TV Shows Went To Walt Disney WorldSpecial Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, Ledo’s favorite customer and Captain Phasma’s ex, @HoCoHowie, hot shot Michael Carelli, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with goofballs co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and LitemAndHyde , while fellow Potterheads may enjoy Meg’s work on the Central Florida Slug Club.FINAL PLUG! Did you know The 2018 Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando has a special edition of the SATURDAY SIX in it? Finally, someone came up with an actual reason to read a book. ORDER this baby now!This soup at Via Napoli was so close making the list!last_img read more