Related TopicsAvonHigh School FootballMidviewWEOL Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Week eight in high school football was a solid one in the area, and tonight there’s lot of key matchups as teams look to continue pushes to the postseason, and there’s a number of great matchups in and around the area, and NEO Sports Insiders will be at many of them!NEO Sports Insiders will be at SIX area games – and our broadcast partner AM 930 WEOL will be live broadcasting three games – make sure to listen as well as you will hear our reporters on during halftime and on the postgame scoreboard show!Avon Lake travels to Midview in WEOL’s number one game of the night. The Middies enter week 9 in second place in the Southwestern Conference with a 7-1 record and having clinched a playoff spot. Their only loss on the season came to an undefeated Avon team back in week three. The Middies maybe playing their best football right now, last week they defeated Lakewood with 49 points to spare. For Avon Lake a playoff appearance may depend on a win this week. After last weeks final seconds loss to Olmsted Falls, the Shoremen find themselves sitting in 7th place in the DII Region 6 standings. Pregame begins at 6:30pm. Click HERE to Listen to this Matchup!Lorain is at home as the Titans host Bedford in game two on WEOL. With two weeks remaining in the season Lorain stands atop the Lake Erie League at 4-0 in conference play and 6-2 on the year. the Titans have not lost a game since week two to Elyria. Bedford enters the match-up with just one loss on the season to Cleveland Heights. A win would not only put them in position to take a share of the conference, but it would help them in the playoff race. Currently the Bearcats are in a playoff spot at fourth in the DII Region 5 rankings. Pregame begins at 6:30pm.Click HERE to Hear that Matchup!This weeks final game features Keystone on the road at Buckeye. After an impressive win over Firelands last week and a Keystone loss to Wellington the Bucks stand alone atop the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division. Keystone will have the opportunity to get back into the Division lead if they can knock off the Bucks on the road. Pregame begins at 6:30pm.Check out this Matchup by Clicking HERE!
Related TopicsBrownsCody KesslerHue JacksonNFL Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Browns fans that are heading to First Energy Stadium on Sunday to watch their team take on the rival Steelers better take note, the weather is going to be a factor.While temps across Northeast Ohio Friday are expected to be in the low 70’s with sun, the weekend forecast is going to be a totally different story.Saturday the expected high is set to be 44 with a chance to wind and rain, and by the time the Browns and Steelers kickoff on Sunday, the temperature is expected to be about 36 with a 60 percent chance of rain, or possibly even some snow.Ready for old fashioned AFC North football?“I don’t know what it is going to be like Sunday. I know they are calling for snow so we will adjust accordingly,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said.“It would be different for our players. I wish there was a little snow before the game just so I can see how guys handle that, talking about skill guys, quarterback and that thing. I am sure we will do well. “We will handle it well, but we won’t try to focus on it too much but understand that it is going to be part of the game.”One factor could be how well Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler handles the elements. A player that was born in Bakersfield, California and played his college ball at USC isn’t use to rain, snow, and temps in the 30’s, but he will have to quickly learn to play in bad weather against the Steelers defense.“Obviously, the weather is a factor that you can’t control, but yeah stuff, I used to do in college – we tried different things, maybe get your hand cold before you throw or do something like that, but it is impossible to really simulate what the weather is going to be like,” Kessler said Thursday.“The wind, the snow, the rain, whatever it may be, it is difficult, but you just have to go in with the mindset of you can’t control it. You have to focus on what you control and that is if the wind is going, maybe drive the ball a little bit more, get a little better grip on the ball or do whatever you can to play through the factors.”Usually bad weather evens the playing field when a team that is not so good is playing a club that is clearly better, meaning maybe Mother Nature will be smiling on the Browns Sunday.That remains to be seen, but it’s something no matter how you look at it both teams will have to deal with on the Lakefront Sunday. Matt Loede
RelatedLions too explosive in 47-7 win over the TarponsBy Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS After starting the season at 1-2, the Port Isabel Tarpons were eager to get back in the win column. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the undefeated La Feria Lions were up next. Led by quarterback Dorian Hernandez, the Lions came into town with…September 27, 2019In “News”Freshman team wraps up an 9-0 undefeated seasonBy CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel freshman football team capped their season with a 38-6 win over the Rio Hondo Bobcats. The Tarpons entered the game riding an 80 undefeated record, with key wins over Hidalgo, La Feria, Raymondville and a pair of 6A…November 7, 2019In “News”Medina Ranks Among The Past Great Tarpon Running BacksBy Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the Press In the week six game versus the La Grulla Gators Tarpons’ running back, Brayan Medina rushed for a team high 156 rushing yards on 28 carries. That brought his total career rushing yards to 2,645 yards. That ranks Medina in 7th place…October 18, 2019In “Sports” By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR.Special to the PRESSSee are the Port Isabel Tarpons and Valley View Tigers during their game on September 6, 2019. The Tarpons won 37-16, for their first win of the season. Photo by Constancio Martinez, Jr.After their loss to Porter the prior week, Head Coach Jason Strunk vowed to clean up the Tarpon rushing game miscues, and they were successful, with the Tarpons racking up 454 rushing yards against the Tigers. The first home game of the season brought in a huge home-side crowd, and they were not disappointed. After last year’s 34-7 loss to the Tigers, this time, it was the Tarpons with the dominating performance.The Tarpons set the tone from the get go, as the “Seawall Defense” forced the Tigers to punt on three consecutive drives. Meanwhile the “Tidal Wave Offense” got a boost to their running game with the return of running back Brayan Medina. Early in the game, the Tarpons marched down to the Tigers goal line, but fumbled the ball into the endzone where the Tigers were able to jump on a loose ball. After forcing another three and out by the Tarpon’s defense, Port Isabel’s wideout, Mac Strunk, fooled the Tiger’s defense and most of the fans as he threw a 28-yard pass to receiver Will Camacho. The Tarpons reached the Valley View’s 9-yard line before settling for a 27-yard field goal with 1:30 to go in the first quarter, putting the Tarpons up 3-0.In the second quarter, the Tarpons were facing a 2nd and 4 as Medina broke loose for 66-yard touchdown run with 10:20 left in the half. A successful extra point kick put the Tarpons up 10-0. The Tigers were finally able to get on the scoreboard by hitting a 43-yard field goal with 5:54 left in the second quarter. The Tarpons not ready to head into the locker room scored twice more behind the 1-2 punch of Medina and Strunk. The Tarpons went into the halftime break with a commanding 24-3 lead.At the start of the second half, the Tarpons continued to lean on running back Medina as they drove down 70 yards on a 10play scoring drive, putting the Tarpons up 31-3. The work Medina put in was Tarpons dominate the Tigers in 37-16 win by design, Strunk said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share
Share No. 4 Bojadjiev Earns GSC Player of the Week Bojadjiev wins his third GSC Player of the Week this season March 27, 2019BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Argonaut, Serdar Bojadjiev, earned the tennis GSC Player of the Week for the third time this season.No. 4 Serdar Bojadjiev continues to prove why he is nationally ranked No. 4 in DII. This week Bojadjiev went 2-0 in singles against other nationally ranked players and defeated a nationally ranked doubles team with current partner Vitinho Galvao. Against No. 18 Georgia College No. 4 Bojadjiev defeated No. 6 Robin Moller 6-2, 6-4. Then against St. Mary’s, No. 4 Bojadjiev won against No. 15 Jeremiah Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4. In doubles against St. Mary’s, Bojadjiev and Galvao defeated No. 16 pair Jeremiah Gonzalez and Bojjan Popovic 6-2. Both Argo’s teams are home tomorrow as they take on Montevallo for a conference match. The match will start at 1:00 pm CT at the Argo’s home court, Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. This is the West Florida’s Tennis team’s last home match until the middle of April. For more details, UWF’s schedule can be found at GoArgos.com.To keep up with the Men’s and Women’s Tennis team and for more information you can follow the men on Instagram @uwfmenstennis. You can also find the Argos on Twitter @TennisUwf.#GoArgosPrint Friendly Version
By Mark PerezIt’s a new season for Lutheran West, head coach of the 6-2 (2-1) Longhorns declared to his team the week after their loss to Columbia.In their new season, they are 2-0 after their win against the Oberlin Phoenix, who are now 2-6 (0-3).“(Our new season) motivates us to beat more people and rack up more points after our two losses,” Longhorns’ running back Parker Watson said after the game. “I don’t think those should have happened, but we are bouncing back.”Watson ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came in the first half that helped them start the second half off with a running clock as they led 45-12. “(The offensive line) helped me out a lot,” he said. “We’re all family, we’ll do it together, credit to them, and I love those guys… When I start going, I can’t stop.”Lutheran West leaned on him heavily in the first drive as he touched the ball four of their five plays before scoring the first touchdown from a three-yard run.Oberlin retaliated right after their next drive as the Phoenix’s Ravon Eisom scampered for a 25-yard touchdown run to tie the score 6-6. They did not score their 2-point conversion.Watson bounced right back with a four-yard touchdown and catching a 2-point conversion to make the score 14-6 after rushing for a 24-yard gain on the previous down.“(Watson) has had a great year all season long.” Lutheran West coach Frank Petroff said. “He’s a tough running back, experienced running back. He played a lot of football last year for us and he continues to do a great job.”“They muscled us on both sides of the ball,” Oberlin’s head coach Mike Akers said. “We couldn’t deal with their interior lines and they just dominated us. We just couldn’t do anything because of that.”Turnovers for the Phoenix was the problem for them and the drizzling rain on the field didn’t help their situation either.“Tonight, we just didn’t block up front and that was the cause of our turnovers,” Akers said.This game was also the start of their new quarterback Micah Jones-Smith replacing Azarie Hairston, who is playing wide receiver.“Our quarterback (Jones-Smith). This was his first game and I thought he did a nice job.” Akers said. “He handled snaps well, especially with a wet ball, he got it to the right people, he ran the ball well. He had a long run and had a nice screen pass for a touchdown.”Before the end of the first half, Oberlin was backed-up to their own 10 yard-line and threw the ball to his running back, Jones-Smith’s pass was tipped and was intercepted by junior David Busch and was returned for a touchdown.“We are very confident, but we know what lies ahead and we’ll need to get better this week to take on a tough Clearview team (next week),” Petroff said.Next week, Oberlin will face Brooklyn high school and Lutheran West will face Clearview high school at 7:00 p.m. Related TopicsLutheran WestOberlin Phoenix NEO HS Staff
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Canon Eagles, Top League, Suntory Sungoliath, Kobe Kobelco Steelers Kosei Ono of the Suntory Sungoliath runs against the Toshiba Brave Lupus during their practice match last week in Tokyo. The Top League’s new season starts on Friday. | KYODO The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country.Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against the Canon Eagles with fans, players and coaches alike forced to get used to yet another new format. This season, the league has been split into two conferences based on how the teams finished in the last campaign.The Red Conference features Suntory, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers, NTT Communications Shining Arcs, Toyota Verblitz, Toshiba Brave Lupus, Kubota Spears, Kintetsu Liners and newly promoted NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.Yamaha Jubilo, the Panasonic Wild Knights, Ricoh Black Rams, Canon, NEC Green Rockets, Munakata Sanix Blues, Coca-Cola Red Sparks and Toyota Industries Shuttles make up the White Conference.Teams will play the seven other sides in their conference plus six from the other group to determine the rankings for the end -of-season playoffs.The top four sides will then compete for the league title, which doubles as the All-Japan Championship.There will be similar four-team ranking playoffs for all the other positions with the side finishing 16th automatically relegated to the Top Challenge League, the new national second division.The squads finishing 13th to 15th in the Top League will play promotion/relegation games against the second- to fourth-ranked teams from the TCL with the second-tier champion automatically promoted.The new format had been designed to ensure the welfare of Japan’s top players, given their commitments to Super Rugby’s Sunwolves and the national team in the run-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Top League commissioner Osamu Ota said.“Our first priority is to contribute to the development of the Japan national team,” Ota said. “We talked with (Brave Blossoms coach) Jamie Joseph and (national team director) Masahiro Kunda as well as the 16 teams and created this new format (which allows us) to give the Sunwolves (players) at least five weeks before they play their first game.”While the competition has undergone yet another change, one thing does remain constant — the quality of the imports.Nine of the 16 teams have foreign head coaches with South Africa’s 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White and former Samoa international Earl Va’a arriving in the offseason to join Robbie Deans, Frans Ludeke, Rob Penney, Jim McKay, Peter Russell, Dawie Theron and Leon Holden, who was promoted to the top role with the Shuttles in the offseason.Meanwhile, on the playing front, the plethora of current Springboks and former All Blacks and Wallabies plying their trade in Japan have been joined by, among others, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Matt Giteau with 116 and 103 caps for Australia, respectively. Juan Smith brings to Japan his 70 caps for South Africa and Geoff Parling his 29 for England and three for the British and Irish Lions.Giteau will line up for Sungoliath on Friday alongside another Wallabies legend and centurion in George Smith taking on an Eagles side that includes Sunwolves captain Ed Quirk in the second game of a doubleheader at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. The first game sees the Black Rams up against Penney’s Shining Arcs.In the doubleheader at Osaka’s Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Ashley-Cooper is included in McKay’s Steelers squad to play the Red Hurricanes, who are coached by Theron and skippered by Heinrich Brussow, before the Shuttles play the Liners.The fifth game of the opening evening, at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture, sees Ayumu Goromaru return to the Yamaha side after a less-than-stellar 18 months overseas. They open their season against White’s Verblitz, who include four South Africans in their match-day squad in Ruan Smith, Jason Jenkins, Juan Smith and Lionel Cronje.The opening weekend rounds off with the Brave Lupus, captained this season by former All Black Richard Kahui, up against the Russell-coached Green Rockets and Ludeke’s Spears facing Deans’ Wild Knights on Saturday before Va’a’s Red Sparks take on Parling’s Blues in the Kyushu derby on Sunday. RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
AST contacted the male identified as Charles F. Kuhlmann, 60, of Kenai. Investigation revealed Kuhlmann was intoxicated and had been shooting his pistol. Kuhlmann was arrested for misconduct involving a weapon in the 4th degree and disorderly conduct in the 6th degree. According to the online Trooper dispatch, upon arrival the male could be heard yelling at the top of his lungs. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Heavy Down Drive in Kasilof for a report of an intoxicated male yelling loudly and shooting rounds off from a pistol, on April 12. He was transported and remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held until sober and released (O/R) on his own recognizance.
Monday 7/1670-Pound King Caught On The Kenai, King Salmon Limited To Catch-and-Release Only On Kenai, Kasilof Rivers, Alaska Primary Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching, Know Where To Dispose Of Your Fish Waste On The Kenai Peninsula Friday 7/20Motorcyclist Killed In Collision In Sterling, Construction On Kobuk Street Starts Next Week, Expect Delays, Heavy Traffic Expected On Seward Highway This Weekend Thursday 7/198-Year-Old Killed By Rock On The Sterling Highway, Hospital Boundary Questions Will Go To The Voters, Fire Danger Remains ‘High’ Going Into The Weekend, First Phase Of The Kenai Spur Highway Rehabilitation Project Is Underway Wednesday 7/18Carpenter Withdraws Proposal To Repeal Voter Approval Of Sales Cap Increase, AGDC Working With The City Of Kenai To Find Alternative Water Sources, DEC Finds Elevated Bacteria Levels On Kenai River Beaches FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Tuesday 7/17Commercial Fisherman Respond To KRSA Request For Shut Down, Construction Update On K-Beach Road, Statewide Smoke-free Workplace Bill Signed Into Law, Local Law Enforcement Offer Tips As Vehicle Thefts Continue To Rise
The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions a total of $467 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,349,813) as of January 2019. According to a memo to the Kenai City Council from City Manager Paul Ostrander, this year there are two vests to replace at a cost of $945 each, therefore the available grant funds will be $945. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai Police Department participates in the Department of Justice’s Ballistic Vest Partnership (BVP), which provides grant funds for half the cost of Officer ballistic vest replacement on a five-year cycle. Ostrander: “I am respectfully requesting consideration of the ordinance accepting and appropriating the grant funds for the purpose they were intended.” An ordinance for the additional grant funds from the city will go before the Kenai City Council at their meeting on Wednesday.
With Sky Bet offering rewarding odds of 7-1, it was another successful day for punters.With another Pocketts pick, Samcro, successful in the opening race at 8-11, it meant our resident tipster had found seven winners on the opening two days.Here are his day three tips – Remember, betting through Sky Bet provides supporters the insurance of money back as a free bet if your horse loses in the first race.PHIL’S TOP TIPS1.30pm: Terrefort, Shattered Love ew2.10pm: Glenloe, Delta Work ew2.50pm: Un de Sceaux, Cue Card ew3.30pm: Supasundae, The New One ew4.10pm: Move With The Times, Tully East ew4.50pm: Laurina, Maria’s Benefit ew5.50pm: Mall Dini, Squouateur ew