Four teams win in EBFA Under-11 League

first_imgVURLON Mills Academy, Kuru Kururu Warriors, Diamond United and defending champions Timehri Panthers all recorded wins when the 4th edition of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League, sponsored by USA-based Guyanese Ralph Green continued on Saturday last at the GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Vurlon Mills Academy recorded their second 2-0 victory which ensured that they kept their lead at the top of the points table on goal difference ahead of the Linden Soesdyke Highway-based Kuru Kururu Warriors.Blake Edwards and Malcolm Hendricks were the players who scored for Mills Academy. The young Warriors recorded another positive result which meant they have matched their winning record of two wins from 10 matches in last year’s tournament and seem determined to make it to the top this year.Led by a Levi Sampson double (5th, 20th), they defeated Friendship All Stars 3-1. Jahson Maddison netted the other in the 10th minute, his second of the tournament. Friendship pulled one back through Jermaine Haynes’ 13th minute strike.The tournament’s leading goalscorer Rick Ramotar led Diamond United to their first win, playing in his third tournament at this level. He scored this year’s first goal – his team’s lone goal – in their draw against Samatta Point/Kaneville. Ramotar netted in the 7th and 20th minutes and that was all his side needed to take full points from Eagles FC of Stewartville.Defending champions Timehri Panthers, after going down to Vurlon Mills Academy in their opening match one week ago, rebounded in grand style when they defeated Fruta Conquerors 2-0, with goals either side of play thanks to goals off the boot of Jadon Tasher (14th) from the penalty spot and Shaquan Caleb in the 20th minute.Saturday’s other match ended 0-0 between Riddim Squad and Agricola Red Triangle. Matches will continue this Saturday at the same venue.Following is the latest points Table:Team P W L D GF GA GD PointsVurlon Mills Academy 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6Kuru Kururu Warriors 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6Diamond United 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 4Timehri Panthers 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 3Agricola Red Triangle 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2Riddim Squad 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2Swan FC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1Samatta Point/Kaneville 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1Friendship All Stars 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1Grove Hi Tech 1 0 1 0 1 2 -1 0Fruta Conquerors 1 0 1 0 0 2 -2 0Eagles FC (Stewartville) 1 0 1 0 0 2 -2 0last_img read more

Science of Sound

first_imgThat’s why Guerrero has offered up her school to host Bose In Harmony with Education, which is designed for students to see, hear and feel the power and beauty of music while teaching them the science behind the sounds. Morrison students were the first to experience the 90-minute program last week, but fourth- and fifth-grade students from other schools in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District are being bused to Morrison through the end of this month to go through the program. “It’s fascinating because children understand music, but they don’t frequently understand the science behind it,” Guerrero said. “But then they go through this program and they think, `Oh, this is what sound looks like, or this is what it feels like’ – it’s just a box with holes and strings,” she said. The program is split up into two 45-minute sessions. One session teaches students how sound is created, then features “Musically Speaking,” a slide show on a movie theater-like screen in a classroom equipped with a Bose home-theater system. • Video: Science of SoundNORWALK – Morrison Elementary School Principal Marsha Guerrero says she has one basic belief when it comes to exposing her young students to music. It’s absolutely essential. And, Guerrero says, music should be studied in two specific ways: integrated with other subjects, and taught on its own. The other session includes lessons on sound waves and allows students to play homemade versions of four specific instruments: a maraca, drum, erhu (a Chinese fiddle) and mbira (a thumb piano). The instruments the students played were made of PVC pipe, plastic, string and popsicle sticks. “That was a lot of fun,” said Stephani Mccalman, 10, a fifth-grader from Nuffer Elementary School in Norwalk who played the maracas. “Even though I already knew how to play the maracas, I liked that we actually got to touch and use the instruments,” she added. “That was cool.” The program is conducted by two Bose docents – one of whom is a Norwalk High School graduate – and people on Morrison’s staff. The Nuffer Elementary students who went through the Bose program last week gave it good reviews. They enjoyed the fireworks and lightning featured in the slide show, as well as playing the instruments. Even fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Saenz got her turn at playing a mbira – a real one, not the homemade kind. “This was a great hands-on lesson,” she said. “But what was really good is that it got their attention. “They were very into it, and very focused, and that’s exactly what you want to get out of them during their lessons,” Saenz said. “That was really neat.” For more information on the Bose program, visit [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img