Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

first_img Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said. Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. BETTER PLAYlast_img read more

Peace Regional RCMP lay multiple charges following a pursuit

first_imgGRIMSHAW, AB – Peace Regional RCMP lay multiple charges following a pursuit. – Advertisement -The vehicle was then driven at an occupied police vehicle, colliding with it, before fleeing toward Grimshaw on Highway 2.  A short pursuit was initiated and the vehicle became immobilized as a result of the tire deflation deployment and came to rest in the Grimshaw townsite.  Peace Regional RCMP share, on December 23, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., RCMP responded to a rural area for a possible sighting of a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The stolen vehicle was taken from a fenced compound of a Grimshaw area business earlier the same morning. Police located the vehicle parked on a range road with a lone male occupant sleeping inside. The male awoke as police approached and placed the vehicle in motion, driving over a tire deflation device that had been deployed.  Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000Operation of a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the publicOperation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by a peace officerOperation of a motor vehicle while prohibited from doing soObstruction of a peace officerPossession of a controlled substance (x2)Failing to comply with conditions of a release order (x6)Mischief by damaging property (x3) Should you have information relating to this or any other crime, please contact the Peace Regional RCMP detachment at 780-624-6677. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)center_img As a result of the investigation, Michael Jeffrey Ginter (33) of Grande Prairie was charged with multiple criminal offences, as follows:Advertisement Ginter was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in the Peace River Provincial Court on Jan. 13, 2020.   Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter, which remains under investigation at this time.  The occupant of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by police at the scene after a brief foot chase. last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW York Day Two

first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]razy old day at York on Tuesday with a result that stunned even the usual after-timing merchants.The search is still on across punterland to find anyone who backed 50/1 Arabian Queen to beat Golden Horn. In lottery terms – it was a rollover.Needless to say Gleneagles didn’t turn up (again) which was a huge anti-climax for both the York crowd and racing in general.The going remains good to soft at the Knavesmire ahead of the day two action and further heavy rain is predicted later in the week.11 fillies go to post for today’s feature race, the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at 3.40pm and unlike yesterday’s main event it looks a competitive betting heat.There’s plenty of collateral form on offer but there can be little doubt that the biggest improver in the race is the Hugo Palmer trained Covert Love who bids to extend her unbeaten sequence to five.Amazing to think that she was only fifth of 12 on debut at Lingfield last season when going off a 33/1 chance and still looked in need of the race first time out this season when winning her maiden at Chelmsford.Since then she has been a revelation – winning a handicap at York, a Listed race at Newcastle and then hitting the jackpot with her win in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh last time out over today’s trip and similar ground.On that evidence she should again account for Jack Naylor and Curvy who were second and third.The race has a strong international contingent including the Irish 1000 Guineas winner Pleascach and the French raider Sea Calisi who is hard to assess but looked good when winning a Group 2 at Saint-Cloud last time out.I had a massive run for my money with Bondi Beach yesterday both in the race and in the subsequent stewards inquiry but unfortunately just came up short.Today, I’m keeping it simple and going with Covert Love. After all there can’t be another 50/1 big race shock at the Knavesmire. Can there ?RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK COVERT LOVE for 5 points at around 11/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 147.43 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more