Shootout ready for its 22nd year

first_imgSOUTHWEST HARBOR — From Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor, will host the 22nd annual “Great Harbor Shoot-Out” basketball tournament.The event boasts 80 teams in four divisions making it the largest post-season basketball tournament in the state.Games are held at gymnasiums on Mount Desert Island and in Ellsworth and Trenton.Every participant will get a t-shirt. The winning teams from the junior high and high school girls’ and boys’ divisions will each receive a trophy. Players on the winning teams also get backpacks filled with prizes and individual medals.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textProceeds from the tournament support Harbor House programming.Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate as sponsors to help raise funds for the community center.Visit or call Diana Novella at 207-244-3713 or email in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Latest Posts Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Badgers show toughness in battle with Golden Eagles

first_imgNathan HartungA defining characteristic of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team this season has been its ability to adapt to the situation at hand whether it be a defensive battle or a shootout.It was no different Saturday afternoon when Wisconsin (10-0) found itself locked in a physical battle with in-state rival Marquette (5-4) at the Kohl Center.No matter how the season has gone for Marquette and Wisconsin before they meet, the I-94 rivalry game can be depended on to be a dogfight as the Badgers’ 6-6 record against the Golden Eagles under Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan would suggest.“You can look at any rivalry and it’s always going to be a possession game,” Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said. “Stylistically how we play and how they play is always going to balance out and it always comes down to loose balls and first to the floor and 50-50 balls and offensive rebounds, put backs and-ones. It boils down to ‘how tough are you?’”When looking for a model of toughness, Wisconsin’s players need look no further than their four-year starter and guard battling back from ACL surgery Josh Gasser.Ryan agreed when asked about where his team’s toughness started in its matchup with Marquette answering simply “Josh Gasser.”“The guys saw what he went through last year and you can’t tell me there isn’t a guy in that locker room that didn’t take notice of the hours and the discipline that Josh put in,” Ryan said. “We got some other guys out there that have a lot of grit, but you have to start somewhere and that’s where it starts.”The combination of physicality and the new defensive rule implemented by the NCAA this year made for a lot of foul calls and consequently foul trouble for both teams.“We’re working at it,” Gasser said of adjusting to the new rules. “Some games are different than others. You just have play with the way it’s going. We never really used our hands on defense, coach teaches it that way … You just have to really concentrate sometimes and stick to what we do.”By the time 10 minutes had gone by in the first half, a total of 12 fouls had been called, seven of which went on Marquette, putting Wisconsin in the bonus with still 10 minutes to play in the opening half.Things started to get dicey for the Badgers when both of their big men, Nigel Hayes and Frank Kaminsky, picked up their second personal fouls within six seconds of each other. This forced Ryan to sub in junior forward Evan Anderson and fifth year senior forward Zach Bohannon, who had played a combined total of just five minutes coming into Saturday’s game.“I thought Evan and Zach did a great job of not letting it slip away,” Ryan said. “We were not in a hole when we were down those last three or four minutes. We were hanging tough.”But Anderson’s opportunity was short lived as he picked up three fouls in more than two minutes of play which put him back on the bench in favor of Bohannon.Wisconsin was able to limit their foul calls in the second half picking up just six, while penalties continued to be a problem for the Golden Eagles in the second half, getting called for 13 fouls with two players, Jake Thomas and Juan Anderson, fouling out.As time began to wind down in the second half, the intensity ratcheted up resulting in a quicker tempo and several loose balls. With hustle plays highlighted by Gasser and Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin gained the edge.“50-50 balls are what we pride ourselves on and what we always want to get,” Gasser said. “Loose balls and even rebounds we consider 50-50 balls, so we want to come up with most of those. Just those plays can really turn the tide of a game and it was good that we got a few of those and then limited theirs.  I think that was a big point to the game.”The Badgers were able to weather their foul trouble and win the battle of toughness with Marquette, giving them their 10th-straight win of the season in a game that lived up to the billing of the I-94 rivalry.“That’s why they’re 94-7 in November and December. They’re not beating themselves, you have to beat them,” Williams said. “The last two years, what was the difference? You could say it was our will. You could say today it was their will. It wasn’t tactical.”last_img read more

Report: Tyson Fury to return on June 15 against Tom Schwarz

first_imgFury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) was expected to have a rematch with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder after their thrilling draw in December. The prevailing thought was Fury won the fight by outboxing Wilder for the majority of the contest, although Wilder got himself back in the match, knocking Fury down in the ninth round and then adding another vicious knockdown in the 12th that the English boxer somehow rose up from.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBoth fighters said after the fight they wanted a rematch, but in a surprise move, the 30-year-old Fury signed a deal with Top Rank whose fight cards air on ESPN. Once that occurred, a second bout with Wilder, who competes on Showtime, fell into instant jeopardy.Top Rank wanted to work on growing Fury into a household name in America before a rematch against Wilder. They offered Wilder a multi-fight deal, with an interim bout in the summer and the second bout with Fury later in 2019, but he turned it down. Wilder will be fighting Dominic Breazeale on May 18 on Showtime, before Fury takes on Schwarz on June 15. Sandwiched between is unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fighting Jarrell Miller on June 1 on DAZN. Tyson Fury will return to the ring for the first time in 2019 when he takes on relatively-unknown German fighter Tom Schwarz on June 15 at a yet to be determined venue in Las Vegas, ESPN is reporting. The bout is the first under a co-promotional deal that the lineal heavyweight champion signed with Top Rank in February.The Fury-Schwarz fight is expected to be formally announced on Saturday night during the Top Rank telecast featuring a main event between heavyweight contenders Kubrat Pulev and Bogdan Dinu (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) makes the trek across the Atlantic for the first time, having fought 22 of his 24 fights in his native Germany. The 24-year-old, who has never even come close to facing a ranked opponent, has won his last six fights via stoppage (five knockouts, one disqualification).last_img read more

Use of LED lights economical – GEA CEO

first_imgDuring a two-day National Energy Efficiency Workshop, Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Chief Executive Officer Mahender Sharma charged persons to utilise Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights as they were more economical.According to the CEO, the LED lights are approximately 60 to 80 per cent more efficient, are available in different sizes and colours, and their lifespan is much longer than regular bulbs.Sharma said too that energy efficient air conditioning systems are 50 per cent more efficient, start more quickly, are quieter, reduce voltage and most importantly, are economical.He, therefore, encouraged participants of the workshop to make financial arrangements to obtain and install indoor and outdoor LED lights, along with energy efficient air conditioners and equipment to reduce energy costs.Sharma assured that the GEA would be available to provide technical advice and support at all times.Also speaking at the workshop, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson urged consumers to make smart choices in their utilisation of energy, noting that this could save them money.He posited that businesses could progress in terms of finance and productivity if they decided to make use of energy efficient systems.Patterson further explained that energy efficiency would decrease the necessity for investment in energy infrastructure, cut energy bills, improve health and consumer welfare, and increase competitiveness.Additionally, the Minister asserted that the current Administration was dedicated to the endorsement of energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development and utilisation of alternative sources of energy. As part of the second phase of the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Efficiency Programme, Government intended to place focus on achieving sustainable energy savings, as well as prioritising investment needs in the energy sector. He explained that for this to be a success, persons needed to merge and systemise activities to be undertaken by several institutions, adding that a minor change in behaviour was also vital to improve energy efficiency. Recently, the GEA carried out exercises, including the setting up of LED solar powered lights, the delivery of energy efficient stoves, the replacement of inefficient street lighting, and ongoing public awareness and education programmes.Additionally, legislation has been amended to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported compact LED lamps, to motivate energy efficient behaviours.The participants of the workshop, hosted by the GEA, were encouraged to join the Government and the Energy Agency in their pursuit of a green economy, which is highly dependent on energy efficiency.last_img read more

Nismes accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

first_imgAn early morning collision between a minibus and a motorcycle has left one man dead and one woman injured.Dead: Timothy Emanuel AssingDead is 27-year-old Timothy Emanuel Assing of Old Road, La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD).Reports indicate that at approximately 01:30h on Sunday, the minibus was travelling south on the eastern carriageway of Nismes Public Road, WBD, while Assing was travelling north on the motorcycle, in the company of a pillion rider, Shellon Glasgow.It is alleged that Assing was blinded by the headlights of the oncoming minibus and veered into its path on the eastern carriageway, resulting in the head-on collision which sent the minibus into the trench on the eastern side of the public road.Assing and Glasgow were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where Assing was pronounced dead on arrival and Glasgow received treatment for injuries to her mouth. She was subsequently discharged.The driver of the minibus, who was taken into custody, is assisting Police with their investigations.last_img read more