Elite Football Combine Series coming to Wall Twp.

first_imgCollegiate Sports of America Inc. (CSA/PrepStar), the nation’s leader in recruiting services for college-bound student-athletes, will be presenting a nationwide series of approximately 40 combines for elite high school football players in 2007, including on Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Velocity Sports Performance Center at 1800 State Route 34 north (Building 3) in Wall Township. According to President (and former University of Hawaii All-American quarterback) Jeff Duva, these combines will be limited to approximately 100 of the best football players from each respective area. Duva started the nation’s first-ever college recruiting service back in 1981, and he also serves as the publisher of PrepStar Magazine, the top college football recruiting publication of its kind in the nation. Since the launch of his recruiting service 25 years ago, CSA has grown into the world’s largest company of its kind, with a national network of 93 recruiting franchises covering all 50 states, as well as international offices in Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia and Australia. “We will test and evaluate some of the top freshmen, sophomores and junior prospects from about 20 locations around the country,” said Duva. “We are planning this event to be both a testing combine to record the skills and abilities of these athletes, and at the same time it will be a great opportunity for them to be evaluated and considered as candidates for the preseason issue of PrepStar Magazine.” After the check-in process has been completed — which includes measurement of each student-athlete’s height, weight and wingspan — each participant will be tested with a position-specific group in the following tests: bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, pro agility shuttle and 40-yard dash. For more information regarding CSA or this combine series, visit the company’s Web site at www.csaprepstar.com. You may also call them at (818) 225-7300, and ask for Vice President Jack Wright.last_img read more

Tusker retain Premier League title!

first_imgCoach Robert Matano celebrated his second league title in three years after the side he inherited from Sammy Omollo crushed City Stars 3-0 at Hope Centre to win the diadem by a solitary point on a gripping day of Kenyan football.Dominic Odipo, who had not scored for the entire season was the toast for Tusker with a brace with Fred Ojwang putting the gross on the scoreline at the end.At City, the Green Army support was left crestfallen despite Rama Salim giving them ten minutes of hope when he cancelled out Kennedy Odhiambo first half opener.Leopards who started the day third on goal difference from the champions on 57 points one adrift of their archrivals saw their aspirations washed away by Jonathan Mwangi’s 16th minute breakaway strike.“I promised to defend the title when I came here 10 games ago and that is what has happened today.“I’m so happy for this team because they played like the champions they are,” Matano who led Sofapaka to the title in 2009 said after the final whistle.Tusker now qualify to represent Kenya at the CAF Champions League for the second season running keen to improve on their first-round exit earlier this year.For Leopards who needed six second half goals to overhaul the Brewers from their perch, defeat was laced with optimism.“I’m sorry to our fans for not winning the title but my boys played like champions since we did not fail.“If we would have lost by ten points, that would have been a failure but losing the title by only three points will make us come back stronger nexts season” said Leopards coach Jan Koops who put a brave face to his team’s inability to breach a well drilled Chemelil side.Gor and their fervent fans were inconsolable at the final whistle after seeing their first chance to win the trophy in 17 years ended by a dogged Thika side with rioting among some of the disgruntled supporters marring what was a carnival before kick-off.Their famed Green Army had packed their City Stadium citadel to the rafters three hours before kick-off and some were overwhelmed by grief when the match ended with some vexed supporters pelting the SuperSport Outside Broadcasting van with stones that led to the shattering of the windscreen.Gor had won eight straight matches before Saturday having not dropped points since their 2-2 draw against Mathare in August prior to their failed appointment with destiny to aggravate their huge sense of loss.The two giants of Kenyan football meet again next weekend to contest the semi of the Football Kenya Federation Cup in Nairobi.“We still have the Cup to play for andd my work is to get the boys ready for it,” Coops told Capital Sport in Awendo.Tusker will face Sofapaka in the other semi and unless the Bottlers clinch the double, the winner will go on to represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup.“You may fetch water from a river and carry it in a pot only for it to drop at the door,” Chemelil coach, Mike Baraza said in reference to the shattering sense of failure felt by Gor and Leopards.“But this shows that the Kenyan league is becoming very competitive and next season will be tougher,” he added as he enjoyed leading his side to qualify for the Top 8 knock-out tournament with the Leopards’ scalp.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 10- Tusker FC retained their domestic league crown in the most dramatic of fashions on a frenetic final day of the season on Saturday.The last gasp triumph came after leaders Gor Mahia faltered to a 1-1 draw at a packed City Stadium as challengers AFC Leopards succumbed 1-0 at a rain soaked Awendo Green Stadium to Chemelil.last_img read more

Guns, drugs, and cash seized during Fort St. John drug bust

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A 46 year-old man is facing a number of drug trafficking charges after police raided a home in Fort St. John late last month.At around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th the Fort St John RCMP’s Drug Section and Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 8900 block of 87th Avenue.During the search, police seized 5 loaded firearms, approximately 800 suspected fentanyl tablets, 2 ounces of suspected fentanyl, 20 ounces of suspected powder and crack cocaine, 3 ounces of suspected crystal meth, and $38,000 cash.- Advertisement -The homeowner, 46 year-old Dana Andrew Nazarek, has been charged with four counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, though police say additional charges may be laid. Nazarek is expected to appear in court on March 12th.last_img read more