ILOILO City – The truck he was driving crashedagainst tree on General Luna Street, City Proper. The 33-year-old Romeo Calonia ofBarangay Rizal Pala-Pala, Iloilo City sustained bruises and slight scratches tohis knees, a police report showed. According to the report, the incidenthappened around 12 p.m. on Wednesday. Calonia was navigating the road when theElf truck he was driving lost its break. He avoided hitting other vehicles,which resulted in the crash./PN The front of this truck sustained heavy damage after crashing into a tree along General Luna Street, City Proper on Wednesday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN
THE 2017 edition of the COURTS Pee Wee football competition kicked off yesterday at Thirst Park with big wins for several teams.The first two games of the day saw a disqualification for St Margaret’s Primary who fielded an ineligible player which meant that their opponents, Supply Primary got the win.In the other game, Sophia were in fine form as they trounced Winfer Garden 8-0. Ronaldo Wilson scored four goals in the 3rd, 12th, 15th and 22nd, while one goal each came from Shem Howard (11th), David Weeks (28th) and an own goal.St Agnes was able to needle Grove Primary 1-0 thanks to Isaiah Chester in the 14th,, while Mocha Primary and South Ruimveldt played to a one goal stalemate, thanks to Jiheam Lewis and Trayvon Bess, respectively.Victoria Primary got the better of School of the Nations 3-1 with Emanuel George doubling up in the 28th and 30th, while Desmond Clarke opened the scoring in the 13th. Nations had Jared Ghaneshindin register their only goal in the 11th.St Ambrose Primary were also in fine form as they routed Colaaco Primary 8-0 with four goals from Jacob Rodney (3rd, 6th, 16th and 22nd) and a brace from Rovin Henry (4th, 30th).Commercial Manger of COURTS Guyana Inc., Joel Persico kicks off the 2017 Pee Wee Football TournamentD’Andre Anderson and an own goal accounted for the eight scored in the game.Keilshon Humphrey was the star in Den Amstel Primary’s 3-0 win over Smith Memorial, scoring a hat- trick with strikes in the 11th, 21st and 26th.Enterprise Primary and West Ruimveldt played to a goalless stalemate, while Tucville advantaged Soesdyke Primary 6-0. Braces from Emmanuel Tinch (4th, 23rd) and Carl Negus (6th, 20th) ensured that the side had no problem in securing the win, as Ryan Greene (2nd) and John Harry (5th) drove the nails into the coffin.St Angela’s and Marian Academy played to a goalless stalemate with Redeemer overcoming North Georgetown 2-0, thanks to a double from Nicholas Watts (18th, 22nd).St. Stephens had Joshua Leitch save the day in their 1-0 win against Timheri Primary, while St Pius thrashed F.E Pollard 6-0, thanks to a hat trick from Dwayne Baptiste (2nd, 25th and 26th), a brace from Kaven Wellington (21st and 24th) and a single from Manassel Anderson (3rd).Yesterday morning’s session featured a march past with the kickoff being done by Commercial Manger of COURTS Guyana Inc., Joel Persico.
Nine seconds stood between Syracuse and a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris. Even with senior forward Jessica Sibley in the box, it appeared the Orange would kill the penalty and escape that late November night with a victory. Then RMU’s Kirsten Welsh beat SU goalie Abbey Miller for the tie. The game ended that way and the Colonials won, 2-1, the next day.“I think everyone’s pretty disappointed in the last effort when we went and played Robert Morris,” sophomore defender Allie Munroe said.That weekend served as a microcosm of Syracuse’s season through its first 20 games: Right on the cusp, but never enough to push over the edge.The Orange (9-10-5, 8-2-2 College Hockey America) has a chance to break through against the No. 7 Colonials (16-2-6, 9-1-2) this weekend. A sweep of Robert Morris this weekend would vault Syracuse into first place in the CHA standings and move the Orange one step closer to a first-round bye in the conference tournament.“Right now,” junior forward Emily Costales said, “I think it’s the biggest weekend of the season.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe two teams enter the weekend in first and second place in the conference, respectively, with only two points — a win — separating them. A tie and an SU win would leave both teams tied for first and, if the Orange lose one of the two games, it will end up right back where it started: two points behind or worse.“We’re really looking for revenge this weekend,” Munroe said, “but also just focusing on us and focusing on getting first place and those two wins.”The biggest challenge facing SU is slowing down RMU’s Brittany Howard (39 points) and Jaycee Gebhard (33), the two leading scorers in the CHA. Together, the linemates have combined for 72, more than Syracuse’s top four point scorers combined. RMU also has the sixth leading scorer in the conference in Amber Rennie (21 points) and two players tied for ninth, Maggie Lague and Welsh (17 points each).“I think it’s just — obviously keeping an eye on (Gebhard and Howard) — giving them a few extra taps on the knees just to get them kind of angry,” Costales said. “Hopefully draw a few penalties.”The Orange enters the the weekend on a four-game tear. Over the last four games, SU has outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 15-2. Syracuse also outshot its opponents by a 142-59 margin.As the Orange heats up at just the right time, Robert Morris has faltered of late, winning only two of its last four and dropping a home game to Lindenwood, a team SU outscored 16-0 on the season.Despite the chance to reach first place, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan noted the Orange will still have six conference games after playing RMU.“It’s certainly not do or die,” Flanagan said. “It’s not the last weekend of the regular season. Two points behind, home weekend, we’re very excited to have (RMU) come in. Our destiny is in our own hands.”Syracuse’s best chance at table-turning the CHA standings starts on Friday night.“It’s a huge weekend for us,” Munroe said. “We’re on a four-game win streak right now and we’re just trying to focus on Friday, but obviously in the back of our heads we know that first place is on the line. It’s a huge weekend.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 25, 2017 at 10:35 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham