HS Hockey: Kenston Bombers Top Strongsville Mustangs 2-1 in Overtime at The Pond

first_imgBy Anthony Alandt CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO – The Kenston Bombers won a hard-fought hockey match in overtime 2-1 against the Strongsville Mustangs Sunday evening. The two teams faced off for the second time in as many days, as Strongsville pulled out the 4-2 win Saturday night over the Bombers.Strongsville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after a goal by sophomore forward Kyle Czworkowski a little more than two minutes into the game. Kenston was unable to counter with a goal of their own, but maintained possession of the puck throughout the majority of the first 15 minutes and made the Mustang defense work.From the initial puck drop to the buzzer signaling the end of the first period, the Bombers kept their foot firmly on the gas pedal. Kenston’s aggressive approach in the first period was outmatched by senior goalie Luke Bell, who kept Kenston scoreless and amassed 12 saves.When the Mustangs were able to flip possession, they took advantage of their opportunities and shot a flurry of times at Kenston goalie Jason Hildebran, who saved 20 of the 21 shots at him.Junior Valentino Carriero was able to tie up the game for the Bombers at 1 after 1:33 of play in the second period off an assist from senior Tanner Mulhern. Strongsville had many more attempts to score in the second period, but Hildebran staved off every chance with impeccable blocking and saves. Both power play opportunities that came in the second period were unable to be capitalized on, as neither squad could muster a goal while it was 5 on 4. Bell, the goalie for Strongsville, finished by saving 27 of 29 shots on goal.Regulation ended with the score at 1-1 after a very defensive-heavy third period. Both the Mustangs and the Bombers had trouble getting anything to materialize and when they found some path to the goal, neither team was able to slip one by the goalies.With all the fans in attendance on their feet and the clock ticking down towards 4 minutes in the overtime, Carriero came through with his second goal of the game, winning it for the Bombers. Carriero picked up his 32nd and 33rd goal of the season, while Mulhern added his 9th assist of the year.Kenston remains atop the Red Central division as they improve to 6-1 in league play. They face off next at Rocky River on Friday. Strongsville falls to 5-3 in league play and stay behind the Bombers in second place in the Red Central division. The Mustangs will play at Benedictine on Friday for their next game. Related TopicsKenston BombersStrongsville Mustangs NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

Lin Dan is hard to escape in India, didn’t you see…

first_imgMumbai: Former Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta has said that international badminton superstar Lynn Audan will be difficult to escape if she is in India. Known as the ‘naughty boy on the badminton court’, Jwala estimates that survival in the Indian way will be difficult. Jwala Gutta took the position as an example, citing the authorities’ reluctance to respond to bad practices. Lyndon, considered one of the best players in international badminton, recently announced his retirement. According to Jwala Gutta in an interview with the Times of India about Lyndon:‘No matter what group photo is taken, there will always be someone in the group who looks different. In a similar way, Lynn Dan has always been a standout in the crowd.I have known Lyndon since the 2000 Junior World Championships in Guangzhou. I still remember the Chinese team beating us that day. Their game was like robots. The method is still the same. This similarity can be seen in their game, style, training, footwork and attitude towards the game. But Lynn Dan was someone who looked different between those similarities.He was aggressive. He had a beautiful playing side. Lyndon was the style of European players who looked fearless when defeated. Athletes from Asian countries, where governments play a key role in the growth of athletes, are generally less aggressive. Anoop Sreedhar had at least a little bit of that style in the Indian players. Lyndon was on a different level with everything.The mentality of people in India and China is very similar. The reason why Lin Dan, who is advancing on his own, is gaining acceptance is because of his personal influence. If a female actress behaves that way it is hard to get acceptance even in China. It should also give credit to the coach of the Chinese team, Lee Yongbo. It is important that he is able to move forward by embracing Lyndon’s methods. He is, in a way, a westernized figure of an ancient culture.I doubt if Lyndon will be such a big star in India. Because we need to see how much Indians accept such people. Isn’t that why he’s so reluctant to accept me. People called him the naughty boy in badminton. In that sense I am the naughty kid in Indian badminton.There is a generally crowded mentality in India. But we must recognize all kinds of personalities. If a person wants to grow, they must be given their own space. Or we may not get the best players in the individual events. Once in 50 years, for the first time in 30 years, our sport will continue to be like this.English Summary: A rebel genius like Lin Dan would never flourish in an Indian system: Jwala Guttalast_img read more

Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives

first_imgn this Dec. 20, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the deal says the Eagles have agreed to trade star running back McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The person spoke under condition of anonymity Tuesday night, March 3, 2015, because the teams had not announced the deal. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors White players over Black players and says he never considers race when he’s building the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster.“I’ve got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said Thursday. “We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players, and color’s never been one of them.”Kelly traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in March for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy wasn’t happy about the trade. The two-time All-Pro and leading rusher in franchise history then questioned Kelly’s motives in an interview with ESPN The Magazine earlier this month.“You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good Black players. He got rid of them the fastest,” McCoy said. “But there’s a reason he got rid of all the Black players _ the good ones _ like that.”McCoy referenced Kelly releasing star receiver DeSean Jackson a year earlier, while keeping receiver Riley Cooper.“That doesn’t hurt me,” Kelly said of the comments. “I’m not governed by the fear of what other people say. Events don’t elicit feelings. I think beliefs elicit feelings, and I understood what my beliefs are and I know who I am.”Kelly said he doesn’t plan to address the team about the comments, and he hasn’t spoken to McCoy.“I reached out to him twice and he didn’t accept my call,” Kelly said. “And I talked to his agent and told him I’d love to talk to him at some point, but I haven’t had a chance to touch base with him.”The third-year coach isn’t concerned about perception outside the locker room.“If you start chasing perception then you got a long life ahead of you, son,” Kelly said. “That’s what it’s all about if you’re worried about someone’s perception of what’s going on with you. You control one thing _ you control yourself. And I know how we run this organization, and it’s not run that way.”last_img read more

Watson stars as Bears fold

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 & 2 – REVIEW – ROUND 2 (DAY TWO) TURF 1 BERWICK v BUCKLEY…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Health hub on the way

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS PAKENHAM’S health super centre is one step closer to beginning construction. Monash Health has appointed a builder…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img