High school volleyball roundup

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Biocenter_img Sammy Mason of the Ellsworth Eagles had a strong performancewith nine kills and 11 assists in Ellsworth’s 3-1 win over Bucksporton Thursday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island Trojans will enjoy a first-round bye and the Ellsworth Eagles will host Kennebunk in a preliminary playoff today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. as the state high school volleyball tournament gets under way.The 13-1 Trojans finished the regular season ranked second in the Class A standings after posting 3-0 wins this week over Cony and Calais.The 7-6 Eagles also closed on a winning note, downing Bucksport 3-1 and Cony 3-0, and will go into the playoffs ranked seventh.Bucksport’s Golden Bucks also will see playoff action in Class B. The Bucks finished their season with a record of 6-8 and a fifth place ranking, and will travel to Baileyville to face fourth-seeded Woodland Friday at 5 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe 3-11 Sumner Tigers finished in eighth place and out of the Class B playoff picture.Ellsworth 3, Bucksport 1On Thursday, the Eagles opened with a 25-13 win, dropped the second game 25-20 and then posted 25-21 and 25-18 wins over the Golden Bucks in Ellsworth.For the Eagles, Sarah Shelton had a big game with three aces, 20 kills and 12 assists. Sammy Mason had two aces, nine kills and 11 assists, and Delaney Sargent had six aces and two kills.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins had three aces and 10 digs; Natalie Gray had an ace, a kill and three digs; Chloe Stubbs had three aces, a kill and four digs; and Renne Lamb had two aces and a kill. For photos from the Bucksport, Ellsworth game, click here.Ellsworth 3, Cony 0On Saturday in Ellsworth, the Eagles rolled over the Cony Rams by game scores of 25-16, 25-14 and 25-6.Shelton had 15 kills, four assists and three aces; Mason had six kills, 11 assists and seven aces; Maddie Dow had three kills, two aces and an assist; and Jenna Haslam had two aces and five digs.MDI 3, Calais 0On Friday in Bar Harbor, the Trojans dominated the Blue Devils with game scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-14.For MDI, Helena Munson had four aces, three kills, an assist and a dig; Sarah Phelps had five aces, six kills and a dig; Kayla Ray had five aces and a kill; Elise Robertson had two aces, six kills, two blocks and a dig; and Camilla Thomassen-Tai had an ace, six kills, an assist and a dig.MDI 3, Cony 0With a 3-0 sweep of Cony in Augusta Monday night, the Trojans completed their regular season.Game scores against Cony were 25-19, 25-12 and 25-20.Phelps had 11 kills in the match. Robertson contributed six kills and five aces, and Riley Mooers had 15 assists.Woodland 3, Sumner 0On Thursday in Sullivan, the Woodland Dragons downed the Tigers by game scores of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-15.For the Tigers, Amie O’Hara had two aces, a kill and eight digs; Tianah Johnson had an ace and eight digs; Julia Tardy had three kills and 12 digs; and Maria Cormier had five digs.Machias 3, Sumner 0On Friday in Machias, the host Bulldogs rolled over the Tigers by game scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-12. Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

LeBron James comes up clutch as Lakers outlast Jazz in mudfight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We’re not gonna win many games like that, when you turn the ball over 24 times and just have 10 assists,” James said. “But at the end of the day when you’re not playing well offensively, you can’t let that deter you from getting stops. And that’s signs of a team that’s growing.”It wasn’t wrapped up until the final few minutes, as the Lakers outscored the Jazz 13-9 over the last six minutes, which included a layup by Lonzo Ball, a deep James 3-pointer and a dunk by JaVale McGee.But James had perhaps the most memorable play in the forgettable affair: an authoritative block on a shot from Alec Burks that officially quashed the Jazz’s hopes at a comeback in the final minute. James finished with 10 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Lakers in both categories.Brandon Ingram was also a bright spot in a mostly sorry game, scoring 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting.In other areas – best not to look. The Lakers’ 24 giveaways led to 27 Jazz points, giving Utah life even though it shot just 39 percent. Coach Luke Walton also lamented missed opportunities in transition, with the team only converting five of 13 shots on fast-break opportunities. The low in assists was a byproduct of some tired legs coming off a trip, which meant the transition attack wasn’t up to par. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousLakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen, left, has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsUtah Jazz guard Dante Exum, left, of Australia, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, passes the ball as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, is congratulated, after scoring, by forwards Kyle Kuzma, center, and LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, center, shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, of France, defends and guard Alec Burks watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, attempts a dunk as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, of France, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the second half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 15Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — As some traditionalists gripe about recent changes to NBA rules that have seen final scores soaring, a case was made Friday night that perhaps progress is going in the right direction.What unfolded at Staples Center was a mess: two teams that couldn’t keep possession, couldn’t hit 3-point shots and missed overly confident dunk attempts. It was the kind of mudfight that makes even the most staunch advocates for strong defense pray for some buckets.As has often been the case this season, the saving grace for the Lakers was LeBron James. He scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, helping the Lakers (11-7) stumble forward to a 90-83 victory over the visiting Jazz (8-11) despite season-lows in points and assists (10) and a season-high in turnovers (24).It was the Lakers’ third win in a row, and the team’s eighth in the last 10 games. It wasn’t the template to victory the Lakers usually follow – high-scoring, high-passing energy – but in an increasingly competitive Western Conference, sometimes the only way to win is ugly. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “We had the ball ahead and they had two or three guys back,” Walton said. “There was nowhere to go with it but try to leave it behind or finish over people. If we’re going to get back to being a good running team, the wings have to be out in front leading the way, and then you put pressure on them on the defense. We didn’t do a good job of that.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Early on, it seemed the Lakers were taking advice to be more aggressive to heart: With confident drives to the rim from Ingram and Ball, a putback basket initially put the home team ahead 19-8.But that was the end of easygoing offense, as the rest of the game bogged down with turnovers, missed shots and minimal ball movement. James had the first five assists of the game for the Lakers, but no other Laker notched a dish until midway through the third quarter.During one second-quarter segment, for two solid minutes, not a point was scored.The Jazz played much of the game without the help of their budding star, Donovan Mitchell. After an underwhelming 2-for-9 start from the field, Mitchell headed to the locker room in the first half with a rib contusion. He did not return to the game. Burks led the Jazz with 17 points.The Lakers put as good a face as they could on it, saying they were proud of their defense. The team forced 11 steals, and they held the Jazz to just 4-for-23 shooting from the perimeter. But on a night when two teams played ugly and out of flow, there was one true difference, best summed up by Jazz coach Quin Snyder.“It’s LeBron James,” he said, “and he made some plays.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Full scale strike a possibility if negotiations continue to fail: The Canadian Press

first_imgB.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker says members voted Monday and Tuesday, and will be asked to endorse additional job action up to, and including, a strike that would shut down every public school in the province.Iker says the stronger tactics were being considered even before yesterday’s Labour Relations Board ruling went against the union and allowed the government to dock teachers’ and impose a partial lockout.Iker goes on to say if teachers walk off the job, “schools will be closed and there will be no instructions or any other activities”, the press reports.  – Advertisement -The union dropped its wage demand on Tuesday by one per cent, bringing the request into the range of 12 per cent over four years, but the employer has been offering 7.3 per cent over six years. If a full scale strike is approved, teachers must give three-days notice,  meaning the earliest date for a walkout would be Monday, June 16th.last_img read more