BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held this year’s Maine state team championships in Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium.The tournament brought 200 fighters of ages 4-75 for Bucksport to vie for grand championship trophies. Teams were composed of five members and were required to win a minimum of six matches to be crowned grand champions in their respective divisions.In the brown belt competition, the team of Colin Ayer, Tess Brophy, Holden Larrabee, Dyllan Marsh and Eliza Smith took first place. Finishing second was the team of Liam Bowman, Olivia Deveau, Izabella Letarte-Suitter and Barrett Terry.The black belt title went to the team of Matt Edgerly, Natalie Jagels, Nick Parlatore, Jay Peavey and Eric Tracy. The team of Lauren Dawes, Chris Dyer, Gwen Everett, Ed Hatch and Haley Leonardi finished as runner-up.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBlack belts promoted to higher ranks were (first degree) Rich Baubonis, Tess Brophy, Taylor Curtis, Sally Ives, Jack Philbrook, Joel Philbrook, Peter Reynolds, Tim Ray, Peter Reynolds and Scott Stevens; (second degree) Paul Cirard and Tom Sweet; (third degree) Kristi Sarchi; (fourth degree) Michelle Morrow; (fifth degree) Matt Edgerly; (sixth degree) Beth Murphy, Kevin Murphy and Shawn Murphy; (eighth degree) Jeff Eaton; (ninth degree) Mike McEnroe.An awards ceremony was also held to honor students from Tracy’s dojos and nine other dojos throughout Maine and Atlantic Canada. Of the local dojos, Student of the Year honors were given to Natalie Jagels, Piper Marsceill and Beth Murphy.The event was the 107th karate tournament hosted by Karen and Dennis Tracy. The next tournament is scheduled to be held April 25 at Bucksport High School.
UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2018 at 7:35 p.m.After an interference call on Syracuse’s Kelli Rowswell, Mercyhurst began their first of six power plays. What was a five-on-four opportunity, turned into an inadvertent five-on-three as Syracuse’s Megan Quinn lost her stick in a fight for the puck.The Lakers were quick to take advantage as Rachel Marmen made a pass across the ice to Molly Blasen in front of SU’s bench. Blasen in turn fired the puck to Vilma Tanskanen in front of the net, who deposited the puck right past the outstretched reach of Syracuse goalie Abbey Miller for Mercyhurst’s first goal of the game.The Orange’s failure to kill the Lakers’ power-play opportunities was a reoccurring theme throughout the rest of the matchup. Syracuse (9-15-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) faced off against Mercyhurst (13-13-2, 10-3-1) in the second game of a weekend series, losing 4-0. In a fight for a possible first-place spot in the conference, SU struggled mightily on the penalty kill. Less than 24 hours after killing all six of the Lakers’ power play chances, Syracuse gave up four goals, three of which occurred on a Mercyhurst power play.Fifty-two seconds into the third period, Mercyhurst took advantage of another power play opportunity. Vilma Tanskanen netted her second goal of the game as the puck deflected off of SU goalie Abbey Miller’s right glove after she made a desperation save that left her lying flat on her stomach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiller said that the Lakers were able to the “pick the Orange apart” on its power play opportunities.“They were making plays behind the net,” Miller said. “They (Mercyhurst) were getting those passes through today. It is a tough spot for our (defense).”SU head coach Paul Flanagan was disappointed at the Orange’s lack of effort on the defensive end and on the penalty kill on Saturday. SU came into this game riding a three-game win streak, which made Saturday’s struggles “hard to explain,” Flanagan said. He recognized a key difference between SU’s penalty kill success in Friday’s game against Mercyhurst and today’s.“I think we were giving them very good looks. Yesterday we were getting to our assignments quicker and not giving them as many good looks,” Flanagan said. “Abbey on those power plays was overworked and overextended.”Quinn said that getting back on defense after playing the wall during Mercyhurst’s power play opportunities was where the Orange was at fault against the Lakers. She also acknowledged that the Lakers’ quick, quality puck movement led to its success on the power play. With little time left in the season, Quinn knows the Orange must improve on what she says is “basic execution and knowing your job” on the penalty kill.“We’ve got to make sure we are executing on the penalty kill, blocking shots and getting the pucks out,” Stephanie Grossi said.With a win tonight and a Robert Morris loss, Syracuse would have moved into a tie for first place in the CHA. Thanks to a shoddy penalty kill Saturday, SU remains in third place with only six conference games remaining.“Mercyhurst showed us the difference between first place and third,” Flanagan said.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Vilma Tanskanen was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm Contact Anthony: email@example.com
After former captain of the BiH national football team Emir Spahić retired from the team, coach Safet Sušić decided to pass the captain armband to the first forward of the team Edin Džeko. Sušić told BiH media there was no dilemma who would succeed Spahić. ”We have new challenges and victories ahead of us, and I believe our supporters will support us on our path of success as they have been doing so far”, concluded the new captain of “The Dragons” and he thanked Sušić for his faith in him. ”Džeko is the favorite among the players and this is a logical decision. I said a long time ago that Džeko will succeed Spahić. Players respect him, he has been in the team for a long time and has given a lot to it. He is a player without competition and apart from him only Asmir Begović, Miralem Pjanić and Muhamed Bešić have that status”, said Sušić. (Source: Fena) ”I take position of a captain as a great honor. Playing in the national team for me is the highlight of my career and everyone knows how much it means to me. I will try and prove I earned to be the captain”, said Džeko. Edin Džeko also commented on the decision. Forward of Manchester City emphasized he wants to play for the national team for a long time, firstly at the European Championship in France.
The Steelers will try and stay in the thick of the NFL playoff picture as they head to West and take on the Cardinals in Week 14 on Sunday.Pittsburgh (7-5) looked dead in the water after losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to injury early in the season. However, the Steelers have turned things around, winning seven of their last night games and propelling themselves into the second wild-card spot in the AFC playoff picture. MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 14Steelers vs. Cardinals: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 8Time: 4:25 p.m. ETThe Steelers vs. Cardinals game will start at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 8.After Sunday’s game, the host the Bills in primetime on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 15 while the Cardinals host the Browns.Steelers schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8 (SNF)at Patriots8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15vs. Seahawks1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at 49ers 4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 30 (MNF)vs. Bengals8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Ravens 1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 13 (SNF)at Chargers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 7BYE—Week 8Oct. 28 (MNF)vs. Dolphins8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Rams4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 14 (TNF)at Browns8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 12Nov. 24at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Dec. 1vs. Browns4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8at Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Bills8 p.m. ETNBCWeek 16Dec. 22at Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 17Dec. 29at Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSCardinals schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Lions (T, 27-27)4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Ravens (L, 23-17)1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Panthers (L, 38-20)4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Seahawks (L, 27-10)4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 5Oct. 6at Bengals (W, 26-23)1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6Oct. 13vs. Falcons (W, 34-33)4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Giants (W, 27-21)1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27at Saints (L, 31-9)1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9Oct. 31 (Thursday)vs. 49ers8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 10Nov. 10at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 17at 49ers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12BYE—Week 13Dec. 1vs. Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Browns4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 22at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Rams4:25 p.m. ETFox As with Steeler teams in the past, the defense has been the engine powering the team’s success this season. Pittsburgh is fifth in total yards allowed per game (317.2), seventh in passing yards per game allowed (213.5), sixth in scoring defense (18.8) third in sacks (43) and first in takeaways (30).MORE: Watch Steelers vs. Cardinals live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Arizona (3-8-1) is in the midst of a rebuilding season and that’s as evident as ever as the team’s currently riding a five-game losing streak. Rookie quarterback’s played well this season, throwing for 2,866 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Murray’s also added another 446 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Not to mention the Cardinals also feature coach Kliff Kingsbury who’s in his first season in charge in Arizona. Kingsbury was expected to bring a cutting-edge offensive mind to the NFL, but that hasn’t been exactly the case as the Cardinals rank in the bottom half of the league in most offensive categories. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Steelers vs. Cardinals game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 14 NFL schedule.What channel is Steelers vs. Cardinals on today?TV channel (national): CBSTV channel (Pittsburgh): KDKA-TVTV channel (Phoenix): KPHO-TVLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Steelers vs. Cardinals game will be shown on CBS to select viewers in the West and Mid-Atlantic. For local viewers in Pittsburgh and Phoenix, you can find the game broadcast on your CBS affiliate station. Andrew Catalon will call the Steelers vs. Cardinals play-by-play action, and James Lofton will provide analysis.You can also live stream Steelers vs. Cardinals by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Winners Chapel International is expected to celebrate its 33rd from Friday, May 2nd to Sunday May 4, 2014.The celebration will be marked by several religious activities and festivities starting with a “Liberation Night” on Friday, May 2nd at the Winners Chapel, opposite the new Defense Ministry in Congo Town, at 10 P.M.Ministering will be Bishop David Oyedepo, founder and president of the Winners Chapel International and other anointed men of God.Organizers have said that a street parade takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at all 23 Winners Chapel locations across Liberia. There will be a thanksgiving service the following day, Sunday, at 8 a.m. at the Chapel headquarters in Congo Town.The last activity is a “Variety Night” to be held at Winners Chapel, Congo Town, which features performances by key gospel artists, dance troops, drama groups and other forms of entertainments at 4 p.m.Winners Chapel International was founded in May, 1981, after and 18-hour long vision in which its founder Bishop David O. Oyedepo was mandated to “liberate the world from the oppression of the devil through the perching of the word of faith”.Since its founding, the Church has spread all over the world with churches in 52 African countries, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Spain, Belgium, Japan, United Arab Emirates and South Korea.Winners Chapel Liberia started in 1991 on 12th Street, Sinkor and has since spread to 23 locations in Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Lofa, Bomi, Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Mary land and River Gee Counties.The Church operates numerous nurseries and primary schools throughout the world including the Kingdom Heritage Model School in Congo Town, Monrovia. It also operates the prestigious Covenant University and the Landmark University in Nigeria. Both are ranked among the world’s best in the disciplines of science and technology, engineering and agriculture.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)