Jamal Jones led his Arcata High varsity football team to its first winning season since 2012 last fall. Now entering his third year as head coach, Jones is eager to keep the momentum he has built going. “We’re coming into this season how we did last season,” Jones said. “Hungry, with a sense urgency and an expectation of success.”Jones took over Arcata’s head coaching job in 2016. The Tigers had amassed a 1-28 record in the three years prior to Jones arrival. Nonetheless, the former Humboldt …
Mourinho names Ronaldo Nazario as greatest player of all-timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has named Ronaldo Nazario as the greatest player of all-time.Having enjoyed a glittering managerial career, which has seen him take charge of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Mourinho knows a thing or two about talented footballers. “Ronaldo, El Fenomeno, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi have had longer careers, they have remained at the top every day for 15 years,” Mourinho told LiveScore.“However, if we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo [Nazario]. When he was at Barcelona with Bobby Robson, I realised that he was the best player I’d ever seen take to the field.“Injuries killed a career that could have been even more incredible, but the talent that that 19-year-old boy had was something incredible.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CHAPEL HILL, NC – JANUARY 05: Players of the North Carolina Tar Heels wear a patch on their jersey to remember ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, who recently passed away from cancer and was an alumni of the University of North Carolina before their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Dean Smith Center on January 5, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The basketball edition of College GameDay is attempting to make Jay Williams its version of Lee Corso. This season, Jay has been making his pick for the games the crew travels to by unveiling a jersey from under his suit at the end of the broadcast. Today, GameDay went to South Bend for Notre Dame vs. No. 2/1 North Carolina. Williams, a former Duke point guard, wouldn’t go so far as to pick the Irish to make the upset, but he also refuses to wear UNC gear, so he called a bit of an audible for his jersey choice.North Carolina is embracing the pick anyway.Apparently, @RealJayWilliams got the #OneCarolina memo.#GoHeelsGoPanthers #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/ZEGjZmo52x— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) February 6, 2016That seems like a fair compromise.
Angel MooreAPTN News SaturdayImagine listening to recordings of your ancestors that are more than 100 years old.They’re hauntingly, beautiful traditional songs saved on scratchy wax cylinders.When Jeremy Dutcher found his ancestors’ recordings stored as artifacts at the Canadian Museum of History he knew they had to be shared.“For me the whole point was to take it back and not ask for permission and just say, ‘This belongs with the people’,” Dutcher says.Dutcher’s debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa ‘the songs of the people of the beautiful river’ is a medley of his operatic voice and the original recordings of his ancestors.It is recorded entirely in the Wolastoq language, which only has about one hundred fluent speakers left.The album is getting noticed for its musical and historical significance. He was awarded the prestigious Polaris Prize in September.He is grateful for the recognition, and says it is recognition for the work already done.A bonus was he was able to meet his idol Buffy Sainte Marie.“She tweeted about me today,” he says. “She was like go listen to this album.“It was so beautiful just because she’s somebody like I’ve really idolized.”Buffy Sainte Marie has been the trailblazer for Indigenous artists for decades, and Dutcher says he is following her lead.This album is opening doors for conversations about reconciliation and he is working to keep it going.“Is Canada still ready to be engaging in these conversations or have we moved on to talking about trade deals? Are our allies still going to show up?”Dutcher spoke to APTN News at Cape Breton University before he gave a talk at the Mi’kmaq Basque Cultural Exchange conference.“I am a regular person, so it is personal. Being here is to enter the conversation of global indigeneity – there are people all around the world dealing with cultural and linguistic resurgence,” he says.Dutcher believes it is the artist’s job to challenge, provoke and push boundaries. And two- spirited and queer people have always been at the centre of pushing their culture forward and carrying on important messages in the community.“I’m hoping that being, you know, a big queer, Indigenous body on stage is going to show something and push those conversations forward,” he says.That evening, Dutcher gave a performance in a small church in Sydney, N.S. About 200 people attended, including the Basque delegates.Stephen Augustine, hereditary grand chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, smudges on stage. He says he forgot his speech and introduces Dutcher. They embrace as old friends. The setting is intimate, you forget there is a crowd, and you are visiting friends.(Dutcher, left, and Hereditary Grand Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Stephane Augustine. Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)Dutcher refers to Augustine as the “spirit of the trickster” and he plays a few notes on the piano. He has the crowd’s attention.“Think about people my age in communities who have never had water from a tap. In this country, so loan me your heart to me this evening and I’ll give it back,” he says.The church fills with his ancestors songs and suddenly the 100 years is gone and it is like they are in the room.Idoia Arana-Beobide says she has not seen anything this original in Canada for a long time.“He brought the language alive in such a contemporary yet such a respectful traditional way; I’ve never seen anything as magnificent,” she says.She says Dutcher was not just singing, he was praying and the performance was powerful, original and inspiring.Dutcher plans to continue to inspire people.Next year, he is travelling across Canada to perform with symphonies.“For me, injecting this message and what I’m doing in this space and doing it in beauty and love that hopefully has potential to be transformative,” he says.One might say Dutcher is a messenger touched by his ancestors – his wisdom seems beyond his 27 years.“This is the story of human progression, it’s the story of time travel, it’s the story of us,” he [email protected]@angelharksen
The No. 9-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team took home two wins this weekend after defeating California Baptist, 3-1, and Mount Olive, 3-0, in the Penn State Invitational, improving to 8-4 on the season. Some OSU players saw more action than normal in Saturday’s match against the Mount Olive Trojans. The team’s leading offensive players, senior opposite Shawn Sangrey, senior outside hitter Mik Berzins and junior outside hitter Chen Levitan, didn’t even enter the match. Junior outside hitter Nick Gibson recorded a match-high 14 kills, while redshirt freshman setter Peter Heinen tallied 23 assists for the Buckeyes. Redshirt junior middle blocker John Tholen had six blocks. This is the second time in two years that OSU has swept Mt. Olive, according to the athletic department’s team guide. OSU rode Friday’s momentum into the first set, and at 17-15, went on an eight-point drive. Four Trojan errors and kills by reshirt freshman middle blocker Shawn Herron and Tholen added to the victory, 25-16. Similarly, at 16-13 in the second set, the Buckeyes put up six straight points while holding the Trojans at 13. OSU took the set, 25-17. The third set was close with 12 tied scores. The Buckeyes maintained the lead for most of the set, but the score tied late in the match, 24-24, on an attack error by freshman outside hitter Michael Henchy. Tholen’s kill put his team at match point, and an error in their favor ended the weekend of play for OSU, 26-24. In Friday night’s performance, the Cal-Baptist Lancers came out strong and took the first set, 23-25. OSU gave up a six-point lead in the second set and the score tied at 24. Berzins and Levitan, delivered kills to end the set, 27-25. Levitan would seal the third set for OSU, 25-20, with two more kills and two Lancer errors. At 16-14 in the fourth and final set, OSU went on a four-point drive with a Sangrey kill, two blocks from Herron and a Lancer error. The Buckeyes ended the match on an attack by Levitan, who had 16 on the weekend. Sangrey posted a match-high 23 kills and Heinen led the team in assists with 55. The Buckeyes will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind., to take on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons at 7 p.m. Friday. OSU returns home the following Friday to play Ball State at 7 p.m. The OSU men’s volleyball team, which is 65-33 against IPFW, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the PFA player of the month for his performances in MarchESPN has reported that the Egypt international won the award for a fourth time this season after scoring six goals and contributing one assist in his four Premier League encounters against Newcastle, Manchester United, Watford and Crystal Palace in March.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The former AS Roma star has also leapfrogged Harry Kane to the top of the scoring charts of the Premier League and looks set to be the odds on favourite to claim his maiden Golden Boot award in the league. Salah currently has 29 goals to his name and has scored five more than the England international as the season begins to come to a close.While Salah is currently sidelined with a groin injury that he sustained in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Manchester City for the first leg of their quarter-final tie in the Champions League, the Egyptian is expected to return for the second leg on Tuesday with boss Jurgen Klopp feeling optimistic about his chance’s of making the squad at the Etihad stadium.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is the best candidate to lift this year’s Ballon d’Or award, according to Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.Modric is enjoying a clean sweep of personal accolades having already won FIFA’s The Best award for 2018 and Best player in the Champions League.And Chelsea forward Hazard believes his World Cup performance and the contribution in Madrid’s Champions League campaign gives him the edge to win the accolade.“I do not think it will be me, I believe Luka Modric deserves it,” Hazard told reporters.Real Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are three or four players who have had elite years, you could say that Raphael Varane deserves it because he has won the two most important trophies, nobody else did.“I would not be lying by saying that I have a case for winning the award too but I seriously believe that Modric will win it.“It would be a deserving reward for his wonderful season in the Champions League and in the World Cup, where he was magnificent.”