first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team came out firing and never let up, using pressure defense and hot 3-point shooting to blow past Spencer 57-28 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup Thursday night at Columbus Catholic High School.The Dons forced 28 turnovers, made 11 of 21 3-point attempts, and shut out Spencer in both the second and fourth quarters on their way to the 29-point win. Columbus Catholic improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Spencer is left still searching for its first win, falling to 0-3 and 0-2 in the conference.“We’re small, we know can shoot the ball from the outside, and when we’re open we know we’re going to knock them down,” Columbus Catholic coach Bryan DeVries said. “We run quite a few sets to get those looks, and fortunately tonight for us they were going in.”Spencer used a 9-1 run over the final 2:48 of the first quarter to take a 13-12 lead despite three 3-pointers from the Dons.Sydney Kind scored five points in the run to put the Rockets ahead. However, they could not maintain their hot start.Columbus outscored the Rockets 17-0 in the second quarter as Spencer turned the ball over on each of its final eight possessions of the half.Jessica Trad had 11 of her game-high 21 points in the second quarter for the Dons, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Columbus led 29-13 at halftime.“Based on our size, we’re going to have to play a full-court game most of the time,” DeVries said. “We’re 4-2. We’ve had our ups and downs, and haven’t played our best yet. We’re real happy with the way things are going. They gelled tonight, and it was really fun to watch.”Abby Baierl had a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Dons made their first five shots from long range in the period. Natalie Pospyhalla had a 3-pointer to push Columbus’ lead to 48-23 with 1:50 to go.Kallie Reckner hit a 3-pointer and another hoop to bring the Rockets to within 20, but again they could not score in the fourth quarter as they missed all 12 shot attempts.“We’re seeing some things late, and we’re still trying to fit it in there,” Spencer coach Brian Abel said. “That’s the way it goes when you have an inexperienced varsity team. We’re young. We’re growing. Every game we’re just trying to learn.”Baierl finished with 16 to go with Trad’s 21, and each made five 3-pointers for the Dons in the win. Reckner led Spencer with 10 points.Spencer hosts Owen-Withee on Friday night. Columbus is off until next Tuesday when it plays at Loyal.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 57, Rockets 28Spencer 13 0 15 0 – 28Columbus Catholic 12 17 19 9 – 57SPENCER (28): Courtney Buss 2-4 1-2 5, Macie Weber 1-2 0-0 2, Nadia King 0-3 0-2 0, Kallie Reckner 4-7 0-0 10, Cinnamin Harwood 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica Becker 0-0 0-0 0, Liz Endreas 1-1 0-1 2, Katie Fleischman 0-1 0-0 0, Katlynne Walter 0-1 0-0 0, Lexi Baehr 0-6 0-0 0, Abby Varsho 1-2 0-2 2, Sydney Kind 2-9 0-0 5, Melissa Lehman 1-1 0-0 2. FG: 12-37. FT: 1-8. 3-pointers: 3-15 (Reckner 2-4, Kind 1-7, Baehr 0-4). Rebounds: 26 (Varsho 5). Turnovers: 28. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-3, 0-2 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (57): Meena Thill 0-0 0-1 0, Alexandra Hutchison 1-4 3-4 6, Alishia Reigel 0-2 0-0 0, Kendra Baierl 1-2 0-2 2, Jessica Trad 7-13 2-4 21, Abby Baierl 6-10 0-0 17, Natalie Pospyhalla 1-1 2-2 5, Hannah Stratman 1-5 0-0 2, Tara Brock 2-2 1-5 5. FG: 19-39. FT: 8-18. 3-pointers: 11-21 (A. Baierl 5-8, Trad 5-7, Pospyhalla 1-1, Stratman 0-3, Hutchison 0-2). Rebounds: 22 (Brock 9). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-2, 2-0 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

first_img17 May 2010Not all fans will be able to get their hands on coveted 2010 Fifa World Cup™ tickets, but they’ll still be able to experience the biggest soccer extravaganza in Africa at live Fan Fests – official public viewing events – in all nine host cities.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Fan fests in GautengIn Johannesburg, close to Alexandra township and the Sandton central business district, lies Innes Free Park, the venue for the Sandton Fan Fest. This park, with its rolling grass and water features, will provide a picturesque location for the event, with the Sandton skyline as a backdrop.Soweto soccer fans will watch all World Cup matches at the Rockville Fan Fest at Elkah Stadium. The venue is conveniently located next to the Thokoza Park station of Johannesburg’s new bus rapid transit system. Up to 40 000 people can be hosted at Elkah Stadium.In Pretoria, fans will be able to watch all matches at the Centurion Cricket Ground, located just outside the city’s central business district. With both seating and standing options, fans will be able to view all the games on the 50 square metre screen, with entertainment between games.Cape Town’s Fan WalkIn Cape Town, the Grand Parade will host all soccer lovers. It is situated at the heart of the city and has undergone extensive upgrades in preparation for the tournament.Getting to the Fan Fest will be easy, with the overhauled Cape Town Station just a few hundred metres from the venue. Or through the Fan Walk, which stretches from the Cape Town Stadium through the centre of Cape Town to the Grand Parade.Fan Fest on the beachDurban’s Fan Fest is the only one in South Africa situated on the beach – and with the city’s all-year round warm weather, fans will be in for a real feast. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is also within walking distance from the Fan Fest.In the Free State, the Fan Fest will be located at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre in the township of Rocklands, 15 minutes from the Bloemfontein city centre.Within the venue, five-a-side football pitches will be available and fans will be able to get to and from the Fan Fest on a dedicated shuttle that runs from the centre of town.In Mpumalanga, Bergvlam High School will host all soccer lovers. It’s located just outside the Nelspruit city centre. Ample parking spaces will be available within walking distance of the Fan Fest, with the city providing alternative transport arrangements to ensure that people are able to move between the stadium and the fan fest with ease.In the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth fan fest will be based at St Georges Park – the oldest park in the city and the site of the second-oldest cricket stadium in the country.Soccer fans will be able to get to and from the stadium on shuttle buses, or will be able to drive there and park in secure parking areas within walking distance from the venue.Hospitality packagesIn Limpopo, the Polokwane Fan Fest will be based at the city’s 107-year-old cricket club situated a short distance from the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. There will be both seating and standing options, with great views of the giant screens. Hospitality packages will also be available for those who wish to enjoy a more exclusive viewing experience.In the North West, the Fan Fest will be based at Fields College in Rustenburg, a short distance from the city centre. With a capacity of more than 20 000 people, the venue will be able to cater for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on one of the elusive match tickets.Both parking and alternative transport arrangements will be in place to ensure easy access to the on¬site festivities.Official public viewing eventsOfficial public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.Apart from the South African host cities, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney are also locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgFor those who needs to get going on planning, Red Hat has put together a very good migration guide. The document helps you start thinking about and resourcing your migration.   Register, to get started.  Also, a lighter version to get an idea.  Just completed 8 city roadshow with Dell and Red Hat, talking to customers face to face over lunch about how a migration should be planned and done from UNIX/RISC to RHEL/Intel/Dell.  Most of the customers I had conversations with were from medium size business.  One customer clearly said, it is no brainer, there is no reason to advocate to purchase new AIX/Power or Solaris/SPARC machines any more.  The other customer said, much of the knowledge accumulated to manage UNIX servers can immediately applied for migration activities while he saw the needs to get the UNIX administrators trained on RHEL through the training programs offered by Red Hat.  Consistently, there were the nuance that customers needed to act now, for a short term result.  I had opportunities to attend two of the seminars in different cities, meeting few different customers.  Customers came to our seminar to look for a template to quickly develop a plan that could also be approved quickly and get the project going to counter the enormous management pressure they get to do more with less.  Please contact RHEL, Dell, or Intel representative for the next steps, and if you don’t have such resource, let me know.  I’ll help dispatch one to you.last_img read more

first_imgSachin Tendulkar, in a sweet gesture on Women’s Day, made baingan ka bharta for his mother and wife Anjali. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, is a well-known foodie and can cook up some lovely dishes. On a special day, Tendulkar decided to do something sweet for his mother and wife and daughter Sara.The only man to score 100 international hundreds and play 200 Tests, Sachin Tendulkar put fear deep in the hearts of the best bowlers for a quarter of a century. However, on Friday, he was seen in the kitchen stirring up what looked like tasty baingan bharta. Back in the 1990s., Tendulkar had made baingan ka bharta for the entire Indian team at Ajay Jadeja’s home.Tendulkar learnt the art of cooking from his mother and often makes stunning dishes for family and friends.Not surprisingly, he wanted his mother to taste his dish first. “This bharta is for my mother, Anjali and Sara. I want my mother to taste this first because she spent hours and hours cooking this for me when I was a kid,” Tendulkar said in the video.”No, turned out well,” Tendulkar’s mom said.Tendulkar then goes to his mother’s room where she was praying. She had a spoon of the bharta and gave a great review. Sachin could be heard asking: “Is it spicy?”Sachin Tendulkar’s love for good food is no secret. A few days back, he had posted a photo of a delicious meal at the Bukhara. “The tandoor kebabs were simply mouthwatering,” he had said.advertisementThe next day, Tendulkar had a light meal to balance out the big dinner at Bukhara.Sachin Tendulkar, considered to be the greatest batsman ever, made his debut against Pakistan in 1989 and went on to break and set several batting records in a glittering career. He is the first man to score a double hundred in ODIs and leads the century charts in the format.Also Read | My batting hero: Sachin Tendulkar pays birthday tribute to Vivian RichardsAlso Read | Irfan Pathan forced to hang up the phone by his son in adorable video. Watchlast_img read more