PCC Spring Preview: Softball Expects Improvement In 2015

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Make a comment Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS PCC’s All-Conference second baseman Justine Zavala returns for her second season in 2015With the return of two key players from two seasons ago, the Pasadena City College softball team thinks it can make big strides in the 2015 season, according to second-year head coach Monica Tantlinger.Tantlinger’s Lancers finished 13-25 last season, a learning year for the the coach.“I made the transition from being an assistant to a head coach,” she said. “The players were learning the college game, and I was learning more about leadership and the day-to-day direction of a group of student-athletes. I know the areas that we have to work on to be better this season.”The Lancers are excited to return All-South Coast Conference First Team infielder Katelyn Thordarson, who sat out last year after leading PCC in a number of top batting categories in 2013. Thordarson hit .392 as a freshman with two home runs, three triples and 29 RBI. The team’s shortstop that year, Thordarson (from Maranatha High) will transition herself to be corner infielder at both first base and third base.Another returner from the ’13 Lancers is Cierra Newton (Marshall Fundamental), who is slated as the team’s pitching ace this season. Newton hurled 136.1 innings and led PCC in pitching victories with 8.“This fall, Cierra found a way to get it done, and I expect her maturity to lead our our other pitchers through the season,” Tantlinger said. “Katelyn is determined to continue to be the slugger she was as a freshman. She has power, something we lacked last year.”Another key returning player is 2014 All-SCC Second Team second baseman Justine Zavala (Los Altos High). Zavala batted .340 and fielded at a .934 percentage as the team’s best defensive infielder last season. Other returning lettermen from Tantlinger’s debut PCC team are designated player/first baseman Jennifer Pegg (Temple City HS, hit .319 with 14 RBI), utility player/pitcher Breanna Rodrigo (Temple City, .291, led PCC with 21 stolen bases, pitched 80.2 innings with five victories in the circle), and reserve first baseman Lyandra Opbroek (Covina High, .273 in brief action).The team’s freshmen crop is topped by catcher Holly Riker-Sloan, a veteran player who played her prep ball and graduated from Gahr High in 2009. Sloan hit .500 as a senior that year and Tantlinger feels she will be a “presence on both defense and offense.”Another quality freshman is shortstop Anais Sustayta, who helped Cantwell Sacred Heart make it to the CIF-SS Division 6 championship final as a senior last year.“Justine and Ani give us one of the best up-the-middle infield defensive combos in the conference,” Tantlinger said. “The dynamics between these two are exciting to watch. It’s going to help our pitching staff if we can get the ball hit on the ground.”Outfielder/first baseman Derek “Mudder” Blow made the Pasadena Star-News All-Area Team after batting .500 with 26 RBI in her senior season at Monrovia High. Blow helped Monrovia win the Rio Hondo League title.Outfielder Yecenia Cardenas, an All-Valle Vista League First Team selection out of Hacienda Heights’ Wilson High, batted .493 with 23 RBI as a senior. Cardenas and letterman Rodrigo are expected to give the Lancers speed on the basepaths.Pitcher/outfielder Brianna Lopez (Los Angeles Marshall High) and hard-hitting third baseman Jackie Aguilar (Lincoln HS, .521, four home runs, 38 RBI senior year) originally were headed to Mayville State University in North Dakota but instead will display their talents for the Lancers. Aguilar played in the LA City Section All-Star Game.A pitcher who could emerge is Adriana Fernandez, who hurled 11 wins and struck out 109 batters in 106 innings at Workman High. Fernandez was an All-Montview League First Team selection and a candidate for league MVP. She also has power at the plate as she slugged eight home runs her final prep season.The rest of the freshmen on PCC’s 18-player roster are as follows: Alyssa Borja (catcher/second baseman, Gabrielino High, Michelle Lopez, outfielder, Pasadena High, Raquel “Rocky” Edmonds, catcher, San Marino HS, Alejandra Grimaldo, utility player, Burbank Burroughs High, and Mariah Quintana, outfielder/catcher, South El Monte High.“I really believe that we have enough offense and defense to get us higher in the standings,” Tantlinger said. “I think it’s our pitching that will dictate how we go. If we can hold down the better hitting opponents, we have a chance to really make noise this season.”Tantlinger has added Nolan Peralta, Jose Quezada, and LeNae Sanchez to her assistant coaching staff with holdover pitching coach Stephanie Marshall.PCC begins the ’15 campaign Tuesday, Jan. 27 in a 2 p.m. game at Antelope Valley College. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Lancers have their home opener v. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it latest #1 PCC Spring Preview: Softball Expects Improvement In 2015 By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 2:39 pmlast_img read more

Vicky wants the right to die with dignity

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostVicky Phelan Previous articleLimerick band PowPig pay their tribute to Van MorrisonNext articleJoint chambers meet with Ministers Ryan and Naughton on Shannon Airport Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Linkedincenter_img Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vicky PhelanPhoto: Oisin McHugh True MediaCERVICAL Check whistleblower Vicky Phelan has voiced her support to the Dying with Dignity Bill that People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny is introducing to the Dáil this week.The Bill would make provision to give to a person the legal and medical right of the authorisation of voluntary assisted dying where that person is suffering from a terminal illness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up If enacted, it would give a medical practitioner the legal right to provide the assistance to a qualifying person to end their life in accordance with the terms set out in the Act.The Limerick health campaigner believes the time is right to have a debate on the issue of dying with dignity.Speaking outside the gates of Leinster House on Monday, Ms Phelan, who has a terminal diagnosis with cervical cancer, made an impassioned plea for politicians to pass the legislation.“We voted overwhelmingly in 2018 in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment to remove the constitutional ban on abortion. I am hoping that the people of Ireland, and the 160 TDs who serve us, will support this Bill and allow terminally ill people to end their life peacefully when the time comes”.The mother-of-two also urged those who are opposed to assisted dying, to put themselves in her shoes and “imagine what it is like to be me, for even one minute and how frightening it is to know that I will most likely die in pain”.“All I am asking is to be allowed to go gently, when my pain starts to become unmanageable. I do not want to die but I am going to die. Allow me to die with dignity, for my sake and for my young children’s sake,” she added.“This Bill is about giving people who are at the end of their lives, in pain, the choice to do so gently before that happens, so that they don’t have a certain amount of suffering, unnecessary suffering,’ she said.“We don’t do it to animals. I don’t see why we should do it to ourselves”.She said she did not want her children to see her die in pain. Allow us to die a peaceful death with dignity. Palliative care does not always work. I have seen people in recent years with a certain amount of suffering that no pain management can get on top of.“I don’t want my children to see me like that. All I am asking for is a choice”.She added that during a previous battle with depression she may have considered availing of ending her own life if it was available but she now believes that would have been a mistake.“I have suffered from depression myself and I know if this Bill had been in when I was in a really bad place, I may have taken advantage of it.“That would have been the wrong decision because I’m fine now,” she said. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement LimerickNewsVicky wants the right to die with dignityBy Alan Jacques – September 17, 2020 375 last_img read more

‘Fat hatred’ should be banned

first_imgStuff.co.nz 11 July 2012Smartphones to get police on the beat Crushed boyracer car to help teach safety  Couple charged with ill-treating newborn Need for ‘new direction’ behind moves at Te Papa Wellington dog owners plead guilty Gales on the way for weekend Ostrich egg hurled at wife over pig Singers shrug off sickness to win  “Fat hatred” should be banned like racism or sexism, says a pro-fat scholar who argues that obesity isn’t a health problem. Massey University lecturer Cat Pause says “the war against fat” and “fat phobia” were much more damaging than carrying a few extra kilos or, in her case, a lot. “Obesity is not a big health problem. If you really look at the science, that is what comes through.” Her claims fly in the face of an obesity epidemic taking hold of the Western World. Governments are fighting health budget blowouts, hospitals are buying bigger beds and equipment, and airlines are charging travellers for their overflowing flab. In New Zealand – the world’s third-fattest nation – more than a quarter of the population are classed as obese. But Dr Pause, who has a PhD in human development, says it is “fattism” that should be feared, not expanding waistlines.http://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7256463/Fat-hatred-should-be-banned Mum calls for an end to ‘thinism’Stuff.co.nz 11July 2012 Miranda Johnson is still traumatised by childhood bullying that saw her dubbed  ”chicken legs” by a teacher. As a St Martins School pupil in Christchurch she was teased by teachers and peers for being thin. Now the 25-year-old, size-6 mother of one, standing 1.67 metres and weighing 44 kilograms, is too self-conscious to go swimming. ”I love swimming, but I hate getting into the pool in the daylight because people stare at me and I hear them whispering,” she said. ”I like going to the Tekapo hot pools because in the dark nobody can see me.” Johnson, an interior design student juggling her correspondence study with the care of 2-year-old daughter Xanthe, said even as an adult she was hassled about her weight.http://i.stuff.co.nz/the-press/lifestyle/7259921/Mum-calls-for-an-end-to-thinismlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports — The Jazz and Nuggets are tied at a game apiece after Donovan Mitchell scored 21 of his 30 points in a big third quarter that carried Utah past Denver, 124-105. Mitchell was 10 of 14 from the floor and helped the Jazz increase the lead to 31 in the fourth. His performance was on the heels of scoring a Jazz playoff-record 57 points in a 135-125 overtime loss in Game 1. Jordan Clarkson had a playoff career-high 26 points for the Jazz, who had 32 assists and hit 20 3-pointers.— The Celtics are on the court against Philadelphia, two days after Boston took Game 1 of its series with the 76ers. Later on, it’s the Clippers against the Mavericks.NHL PLAYOFFSBolts, B’s advanceUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by earning Game 5 victories. Associated Press — Punter and kicker Kaare Vedvik got the boot again, this time by the Bills. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the Jets. — A Florida appeals court has ruled that police violated the rights of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly recorded video of them paying for massage parlor sex acts. The court decided that Kraft’s rights were violated under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Prosecutors could appeal to the state Supreme Court but if this ruling stands, charges against Kraft and others might be dropped.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges UNDATED (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have fans between the hedges this season. Grubauer blanked Arizona until Clayton Keller scored with 13:09 remaining.Darcy Kuemper (KEHMP’-pur) allowed six goals on 30 shots before being replaced by Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) in the third period.Elsewhere on Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule:— The Canadiens and Flyers are on the ice in Toronto as Philadelphia tries to close out the series in five games. Later on, it’s the Canucks and Blues in Edmonton. St. Louis has won the last two games to even the series at two games apiece.MLB-SCHEDULE NEW YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan are not on the entry list released for men’s doubles at the U.S. Open. This possibly signals the end of the 42-year-old American twins’ record-breaking careers. The Bryans won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors top Nets againLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are up two games to none in their NBA first-round series against Brooklyn. UNDATED (AP) — The Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) to face his former team before Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Senzel missed time earlier after reporting symptoms of Covid-19.Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of an injured left quadriceps. He is hitting .238 through seven games.In other MLB news:— Blue Jays rookie right-hander Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of elbow tightness following his fourth big league start. Pearson has a 6.61 ERA despite throwing five shutout innings against Washington in his major league debut. NFL-NEWS — The Red Sox ended their nine-game losing streak as Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) homered and collected three RBIs in a 6-3 decision over the Phillies. Devers finished with three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs to help Boston avoid its first 10-game losing streak since 2014. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.— Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) has six homers in his last four games after belting two more in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 downing of the Orioles. Grichuk hit a solo shot in the second inning and put Toronto ahead for good with a two-run drive in the sixth. — The Braves and Nationals were rained out in Atlanta. The game is now part of a Sept. 4 doubleheader at Truist Park.MLB-NEWSReds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas Cards dump Cubs in openerUNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are in position to sweep a doubleheader from the Cubs in Chicago.Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter as the Redbirds rolled to an 8-3 win over the Cubs. Tommy Edman had three hits and Kolten Wong scored four runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Redbirds starter Jack Flaherty gave up a leadoff homer to Ian Happ and recorded just five outs in his first start since a season-opening win over Pittsburgh.Elsewhere around the majors:center_img — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is open to using a two-quarterback system this season. The Patriots have three quarterbacks on the roster with different skill sets — former MVP Cam Newton, veteran backup Brian Hoyer and second-year player Jarrett Stidham. — Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee during practice and could miss significant time while recovering. His injury came one day after his high, hard tackle on running back Nick Chubb gave the Browns’ star running back a concussion. — Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a significant right leg injury in practice. The team is still awaiting test results after Biegel was carted off the field Tuesday. — The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season because of off-the-field issues earlier this year. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league intends to suspend Breeland following his arrest in April on multiple charges that included resisting arrest, marijuana possession and driving without a license.— The Giants have signed veteran placekicker Graham Gano (guh-NOH’) the same day it put receiver and special teams star Cody Core on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. New York has been without a placekicker since releasing Chandler Catanzaro on Monday. Injured Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust, ending seasonNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has withdrawn from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings and would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Koepka started the year ranked No. 1 the world but hasn’t won in more than a year. US OPEN-DOUBLESBryan twins not in US Open doubles August 19, 2020 Fred Van Vleet contributed 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors knocked off the Nets, 104-99. Norman Powell also had 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting off the bench.Kyle Lowry had 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and forced a big turnover in the closing seconds for the second seeded Raptors.The Nets led by as many as 14 in the first quarter, and the Raptors didn’t go ahead until the three-minute mark of the fourth.Garrett Temple led the Nets with 21 points.In other NBA first-round action: Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the school announced a ticket plan that would allow 20-25% capacity at Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of about 18,500 to 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games.In other college football news:— Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off, The decision is in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus with 150 students have tested positive. — Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. PGA-NORTHERN TRUST Brayden Point’s goal 5:12 into overtime ended the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a 4-2 lead early in the third period, but Tampa Bay knotted the score on goals by Kevin Shattenkirk and Anthony Cirelli over the final eight minutes of the period. Point’s goal was his second OT tally of the series. He also ended the five-overtime marathon in the opener.Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 37 shots for the Lightning, who were swept by the Blue Jackets in the first round of last year’s playoffs.The Bruins closed out their series by scoring a pair of second-period goals to beat the Hurricanes, 2-1. Boston trailed 1-0 entering the final five minutes of the middle stanza before scoring twice on the power play, the first from David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) with 4:40 left. Patrice Bergeron put the B’s on top for good with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nak) had two assists in his return to the lineup. Pastrnak was injured in the series opener.Jarolslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 23 saves and was perfect after Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury beat him midway through the first period.Nathan MacKinnon’s two goals and two assists were among the Avalanche highlights in a 7-1 drubbing of the Coyotes. MacKinnon scored twice in 58 seconds of the second period to put Colorado up 5-0.Nazem Kadri (KA’-dree) also scored twice for the second straight game to finish with five goals in the series. J.T. Compher had a goal and an assist to back Philipp Grubauer, who turned back 23 shots. NFL installs coronavirus committeeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL says it will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league will consider playoff games in a bubble environment, noting that “all options are on the table.”The league sent game-day and travel protocols to the 32 teams this week. The extensive in-stadium specifics include rules for the field, sidelines, locker rooms, tunnels, entrances and training rooms.In other NFL news:last_img read more

Yanks star Judge ailing, uncertain for start of Bosox series

first_img First Published: 13th August, 2020 12:21 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News  Yankees star Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Wednesday night because of tightness in his lower body and it was uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger would return for the start of a weekend series against Boston.“I hope so but that’s, in a lot of ways, a long way from now, so let’s just kind of get through today,” manager Aaron Boone said before New York hosted Atlanta.“Hopefully this is something we’re out ahead of and will only be a couple of days,” he said.Judge began the day leading the majors with nine home runs and tied at the top with 20 RBIs for the AL East leaders.Clint Frazier, promoted this week from the team’s alternate training site when Giancarlo Stanton was put on the injured list with a strained hamstring, started in right field in place of Judge. The Yankees are off Thursday.Judge made an unusual exit during Tuesday night’s 9-6 win over Atlanta. He homered in the fifth inning and was pulled for pinch hitter Mike Tauchman in the sixth with the Yankees ahead 8-3. Judge briefly remained in the dugout, watching Tauchman hit from the top rail, then returned to the clubhouse.Boone said Wednesday that Judge felt some “wear and tear” during last weekend’s series on the artificial turf at Tampa Bay.“Essentially what’s going on with Aaron is I made a quick decision in the game just based on how I felt he was moving around,” Boone said.“He’s in getting treatment now. He wanted to play,” he said. “He’s just dealing with some lower body tightness that we’re hoping to get out ahead of and hopefully prevent an injury moving forward.”The 28-year-old All-Star missed some time during July’s training camp because of a stiff neck.Judge hit 52 home runs in 2017 and was the AL Rookie of the Year. He hit 27 homers in each of the last two seasons, both of them interrupted by injuries — he broke his right wrist on a hit by pitch in 2018 and went on the injured list for two months last year with a left oblique strain.Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March. Boone said last weekend’s series took its toll on the 6-foot-7 outfielder.“It’s kind of all over the lower body, just where he’s kind of dealing with some rigors. So, you know, the hips down into the hamstring and calves,” Boone said. “I think it’s a result of probably the four-game pounding in three days down in Tampa.”Boone said Judge looked fine going into Tuesday night’s game at Yankee Stadium, but later “just seeing him move around a little bit cautiously, I felt like it was best to get him out of there.”“It kind of goes back to the 60-game season and you’ve heard me talk a lot about the importance of building these guys up and making sure that we take care of them in some degree based on a three-week summer training right into the grind,” he said. Written By Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 12:21 IST Yanks Star Judge Ailing, Uncertain For Start Of Bosox Series  Yankees star Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Wednesday night because of tightness in his lower body and it was uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger would return for the start of a weekend series against Boston.center_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more