The Bulldogs girls struggle to come back in a 71-44 loss against Etna

first_imgLos MOlinos >> Despite coming back strong in the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t quite catch up to Etna, ending the game with a 71-44 loss.Los Molinos fell behind early, only scoring 4 points in the first quarter, two free throws by Rachel Rogers and a basket by Yaneli Castellon, as Etna rocketed to a 20-4 lead. The Bulldogs turned it up in the second but still had a way to go before catching up to Etna, which still led 39-23. Rogers scored 14 in the second quarter including two 3s. …last_img read more

Sharks mailbag: Who plays, and who sits once Radim Simek and Dalton Prout return?

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sharks put a miserable first week of the regular season behind them to go 3-1-0 in the last 10 days. Still, there’s a lot of work to do and some questions to be answered over the next few weeks.Here’s a peek at this week’s Sharks mailbag.How close are (Radim) Simek and (Dalton) Prout to returning? Who will be heading out to give them roster spots? (@teal_puck)From your point of view, I’m curious to know which 6D you think the Sharks will play when Simek and Prout are …last_img read more

Heat wave on the way

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jim Noel, NOAAAfter a really wet period last week and even some flooding in northwest Ohio, we will be seeing a switch toward hotter weather and a drier window from Thursday into the weekend.We have had a few hot bursts this summer but nothing like the stretch ahead. So far May and June have been warmer and wetter than normal in most places. It looks like after one more round of showers and a few storms the middle of this week it will turn hot for the end of June. This heat will last into the first half of July before relaxing some for the second half of July. There may a a day or two break from time to time during the warm weather the next few weeks but above normal temperatures will rule into July.Rainfall also looks to relax more toward the normal range but with longer stretches of dryness mixed in with the wetness.The outlook for the remainder of June calls for temperatures to average 3-5 degrees above normal. Rainfall will average 0.50-1.0 inches for the last week of June which is close to normal or slightly below normal. The outlook for the first week of July calls for temperatures to average 6-8 degrees above normal with highs mostly 85-95. Lows will be 65-75. Rainfall will average 0.25 to 1.00 inches which again is normal to below normal for most of Ohio. The outlook for the rest of July (weeks 2-4) calls for temperatures 1-3 degrees above normal and rainfall of 1-4 inches. Normal highs in Ohio are 80-85 and normal lows are 60-65. Rainfall normally average near 1 inch per week.Looking further ahead in the growing season and harvest season, it appears August will still see slightly above normal temperatures and slightly below normal rainfall. September looks near normal temperatures and normal or slightly wetter than normal. Finally, October appears to be about normal temperatures and slightly drier than normal. For the latest 2 weeks rainfall predictions, see the graphic from the NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center using the North American Ensemble Forecasting System average rainfall.last_img read more

Footballer Deepak Mondal finally gets the Arjuna

first_imgHaving been overlooked twice after being nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, footballer Deepak Mondal wasn’t optimistic of receiving the honour when he was informed of his nomination this time round.Deepak Mondal receives the Arjuna Award from President Pratibha Patil.But it proved to be third time lucky for the central defender as he became the first footballer in eight years to receive the award.”I was speechless when I saw so many people cheering for me when I went up to collect my award. Although my parents couldn’t make it, my wife was there with me. I feel the hardwork that I have put in for 12 years bore fruit that day.”When I was receiving the award, my mind went into flashback mode, recollecting all my footballing memories right from the time I first kicked a ball,” he told Mail Today. Hailing from Noamundi in Pashchimi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, Mondal took to the game at an early age.”We took to playing a game of football whenever we were bored of studying or doing household chores.”The fact that my father, a worker at Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO), played the game further fuelled the urge in me to play the game,” he said.”But it wasn’t until the age of 16 that I took a professional approach towards the game. It was during one of my U-16 national district matches that Ranjan Chowdhury, chief coach of Tata Football Academy (TFA), spotted me.” Mondal feels the time he spent at TFA not only polished his footballing skills, but also helped him in other aspects of life.advertisement”I joined TFA in 1995 and the time I spent there (till 1997) changed my overall approach towards life. Not only did I get the best facilities in the country, but also my academic needs were taken care of,” he said.Mondal credits his family for helping him reach a stage where his services were recognised with an Arjuna Award.”My hometown is a small mining town, TISCO runs the mines. During my childhood, TISCO used to organise a lot of football matches. So I used to participate in most of the matches. This is where my parents’ contribution come in. Although most parents ask their children to concentrate on studies, never did my parents discourage me from playing football.”The only advice that came from them was that I shouldn’t ignore my education as it would stand me in good stead in the future,” he said.The only regret he has is the lack of equipments he encountered before joining TFA. “I have been really content in life. But if I have to lament any particular situation, it was the lack of playing equipments which caused quite a problem. I used to play barefoot as I couldn’t afford football boots. I also played bare-chested on many an occasion as I didn’t have the money to buy football jerseys,” he said.Having played for more than 12 years for India-he debuted in 1998-Mondal feels the current team shares a lot more camaraderie, something which was absent in past teams.”Although I have learnt a lot from all my coaches-starting from Sukhwinder Singh in 1998 to Bob Houghton-I believe the main reason for this team’s success is the team spirit that we share. I felt really bad when Sunil Chhetri wasn’t given the Arjuna Award after being nominated,” he said.”But Chhetri should get disheartened as he still has age on his side and I am sure he will get the award in future.” The fact that Chhetri himself was more than happy that Mondal’s hardwork was being recognised ahead of his own bears testimony to the fact that this present team indeed has a lot of solidarity.last_img read more