Windies Women kick off preparation for India series

first_imgVIJAYAWADA, India, (CMC): West Indies Women will undergo their first training session here today as they kick off preparation for their limited overs series against India Women bowling off here on Thursday. The Windies side touched down at the Gannavaram airport in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh yesterday after arriving in India on Saturday from the Caribbean. West Indies Women will practice at the Mulapadu playfield – located 12 miles outside Vijayawada – which will also be the venue for the six-game limited overs series. The Windies clash with India Women in three one-day internationals (ODI) – all designated ICC Championship status – from November 10-16 and will follow up with three Twenty20 internationals from November 18-22. West Indies Women are currently ranked third in the championship on 22 points, one behind the second-placed England Women and eight adrift of leaders Australia Women. India lie sixth on 13 points. The top-four in the championship at its completion will earn automatic qualification for next year’s ICC Women’s 50-overs World Cup in England. West Indies, who are coming off a 3-2 loss to England Women in a five-match series in the Caribbean last month, will be led once again by the prolific Stafanie Taylor, while stroke-maker Mithali Raj takes charge of the Indian unit for the ODIs. Harmanpreet Kaur will take over from Raj for the T20 series.last_img read more

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Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perasol on Murrell’s late dunk vs NU: He needs to respect the game, opponents Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Vito was the first to hit with 1:35 left then, Desiderio followed it up a few seconds later, right after a Troy Rike bucket, to give UP a stable 80-71 lead with 37.1 seconds left in the game.Desiderio finished with 12 points, eight coming in the fourth quarter, while Vito scored seven of his 10 in the final frame as they helped UP get to the fourth seed with a 6-6 card.“For me it’s about leadership, we’ve been doing this for five years and we have the responsibility of leading the team,” said Vito.Desiderio and Vito were there when UP was a perennial bottom placer until it gradually became a legitimate Final Four contender in Season 80 when it fell just a win short of making the semifinals with a 6-8 record trailing fourth-placer Far Eastern University.Vito said the Maroons will do whatever it takes to lead the Fighting Maroons to their first Final Four appearance since 1997.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Before we end our UAAP careers we want to reach the Final Four and we will give our best in this final two games of the season, we want to make it count,” said Vito. ANTIPOLO—When University of the Philippines needed someone to prevent National University from making a late-game run, two of its seniors heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gelo Vito and Paul Desiderio were instrumental in the Fighting Maroons’ 82-71 win over the Bulldogs in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament and the fifth-year duo made the most damage in the payoff period.UP was firmly ahead for much of the game, leading, 60-49, heading into the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs suddenly showed their bark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNU rookie Dave Ildefonso made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut UP’s lead to seven, 76-69, with less than two minutes remaining but that just prompted Vito and Desiderio to save the day for the Fighting Maroons.“I was just thinking that I want a good ending because as long as there’s a chance for the Final Four we’ll put everything to it,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “That’s our motivation.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Man remanded for killing stepson

first_imgA 22-year-old man on Tuesday appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a manslaughter charge.Eon CharlesEon Charles was not required to plead to the charge, and was remanded to prison until April 4, 2018.The court heard that on March 22, 2018, at Kariako Creek in the Barima River, North West District, he unlawfully killed Lawrence Leon.The facts stated that on the day in question, the man, his reputed wife, and his 18-year-old stepson were consuming alcohol when an argument broke out between the two men which subsequently developed into a brawl.Moments after, Leon was stabbed multiple times to his left upper back. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving treatment.Police Prosecutor, Inspector Gordon Mansfield objected to Charles being released on bail on the grounds that he was captured by the Police and taken to the crime scene during which time he escaped, but was subsequently recaptured by the Police.The matter will be transferred to the Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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FSJ Figure skating gala Tuesday

first_imgThe Fort St. John Figure Skating Club is inviting the public to its Spring Gala.The event is by donation, and will serve as a fundraiser for the club. In addition to showcasing the finest figure skaters in Fort St. John, there will be a BBQ, refreshments and snacks, a 50/50 draw, and a silent auction.Tuesday’s (March 24th) event starts at 6pm at the rec centre.- Advertisement –last_img

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More government supervision called for on border fence

first_imgWASHINGTON – Construction of a $30 billion U.S.-Mexico border fence came under fire Thursday as congressional investigators questioned whether more government oversight is needed. In what lawmakers called a classic case of foxes guarding the henhouse, 60 percent of those overseeing contractors’ work on the fence are themselves private contractors. And at least one of the firms hired to keep an eye on the project has a potential conflict of interest with Boeing Co., the prime contractor, congressional investigators say. Federal auditors, meanwhile, warn that the project is in danger of becoming badly mismanaged, but U.S. officials said they have few other options. Among the problems, Waxman said, has been a heavy reliance on outsourcing – a model he said the Homeland Security Department is following with the border fence. According to his staff’s investigation, eight of the 13 people who developed the acquisition plan for the fence were private contractors. And 60 of the 98 people assigned to oversee the work are contractors. Meanwhile, investigators found that one company hired to oversee Boeing’s work is Booz Allen Hamilton, a consultant that also has a multiyear contract with Boeing. Boeing and DHS officials maintain that they have taken steps to protect taxpayers. The agency is retaining authority over subcontracting, for example, a lesson learned from the Coast Guard problems. And Republicans said they fear that Democrats are just trying to stop construction on the project. “I am deeply concerned that this is a delaying tactic,” said Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The department currently does not have the capacity to oversee a project like this,” Richard Skinner, inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “There’s more contractors than there are government employees” involved in the fence project, Skinner said. The committee hearing, chaired by Los Angeles Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman, is the third in a series of inquiries held this week on contract waste, fraud and abuse. While most of the examinations have involved Iraq – including $12 billion in reconstruction contracts – Thursday’s hearing focused on two domestic projects that auditors say are riddled with management problems. In addition to the border fence program called SBInet, Waxman also took aim at “Deepwater,” the Coast Guard’s $24 million fleet overhaul that he said has actually cost hundreds of millions of dollars. last_img read more

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In Photos: The weekend that was

first_img0Shares0000Italian Lorenzo Gagli relishes his moment after winning the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open Gold title on March 25, 2018 at the Muthaiga Golf Club.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26- Once again, it was yet another action packed weekend in sports both locally and internationally, some providing spectacular photographic moments.From Geoffrey Kamworor earning a three-peat of the World Half Marathon Championship to KCB retaining their Kenya Cup title and Lorenzo Gagli bagging the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open title, we re-live the weekend that was, in photos. -Kamworor bags World Half three-peatGeoffrey Kamworor after his third straight world half marathon title in Valencia, Spain on March 24, 2018. PHOTO/IAAFWe start off in Valencia, Spain where Geoffrey Kamworor showed that he is on the way to becoming a road running legend when he bagged his third consecutive World Half Marathon title.Kamworor dipped slightly over an hour to bag the title, but Kenya lost the team title with the next best placed man after Kamworor coming in at 12th.Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei races during the 2018 World Half Marathon in Valencia, Spain. PHOTO/IAAFJoyciline Jepkosgei led Pauline Kaveke to a 2-3 finish in the women’s race won by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Kebede in a new women’s only record of 1:06:11.-Italian Gagli clinches 2018 Kenya Open titleBarclays Bank of Kenya Chairman Charles Muchene dresses Italian Lorenzo Gagli in his winner’s coat after he clinched the 2018 Kenya Open title at the Muthaiga Golf Club on March 25, 2018. Watching is President Uhuru Kenyatta PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaItaly’s Lorenzo Gagli beat Sweden’s Jens Fahrbring in the third hole of a sudden death play-off, to claim the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open Golf title at Muthaiga Golf Club yesterday.The two players had tied on 11 under par 273 after the end of regulation play with Gagli firing three under par 68 in the closing round, while Fahrbring posted 67 to also bring his total to 11 under par.Lorenzo Gagli, winner of the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open Golf Championship follows his tee on the final day of the tournament on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe two went to the par three-13th hole for the play off, where they parred the hole twice, before Gagli claimed the third hole with a par, to clinch his first victory and the 10-million shilling prize money.-I would rather enjoy my K’Ogalo, says BabaPresident Uhuru Kenyatta together with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga walk on the Muthaiga Golf Club course with other dignitaries during the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open final day on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/PSCUThe new BFFs in town, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga walked side by side to the 2018 Kenya Open final day in Muthaiga.But while President Kenyatta is an ardent golf fun, Baba seemed not to fancy the ‘gentleman’s game’ a lot.“It was nice watching the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open but I think I’ll stick to watching the Mighty Gor Mahia,” Raila tweeted after the evening’s session in Muthaiga.-Unbeaten KCB retain Kenya Cup titleKenya Commercial Bank captain Curtis Lilako and his assistant Darwin Mukidza lead teammates in celebrating their Kenya Cup win against Kabras Sugar at the Lion’s Den on March 24, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIt was the closest Kabras Sugar have come to toppling Kenya Cup giants KCB and Saturday’s final at the Lion’s Den in Ruaraka provided a spectacle for neutrals.Well, the Bankers, unbeaten this entire season showed their superiority holding on for 29-24 win, but Kabras left the pitch feeling that sooner rather than later, they will topple the Lions.Calm down, we got this! Kenya Commercial Bank coach Curtis Olago showing confidence on the touchline during their Kenya Cup final against Kabras Sugar at the Lion’s Den on March 24, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBut one thing that was worth fancying from the tie was Curtis Olago’s confidence.The KCB tactician never seemed to bat an eyelid even when the game was under immense pressure and he cut out a composed figure on the touchline.While his opposite number Charles Cardovillis was animated on the bench, Olago kept his calm, but burst out as soon as the final whistle went.-Kapenguria Heroes, Plateau Queens to Chapa Dimba with Wanyama in LondonKapenguria Heroes players in happy moments after stunning Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 in post-match penalties to win the inaugural Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom title at Bukhungu Stadium on 25th March 2018. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKapenguria Heroes from West Pokot and Plateau Queens from Nyanza Region were crowned national champions of the inaugural Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament yesterday.Kapenguria upset pre-match favourites Gor Mahia Youth 3-0 on penalties with keeper Brian Lumumba saving all of Gor’s attempts while Plateau won the girls’ title with a 4-3 wins over Tar Tar, also on penalties.Plateau Queens from Nyanza region celebrating after upsetting Tar Tar 4-3 in post-match penalties to be crowned the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThe two teams walked home with one-million shillings in prize money and a priceless one-week trip to London where they will benefit from clinics and mentorship from Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama.-Harambee Stars draw Comoros in MarrakechHarambee Stars players hurdle for a prayer after a training session in Marrakech. PHOTO/FKFNot the best of performances from Harambee Stars who on Saturday evening came from behind to draw 2-2 with Comoros, ranked 132nd in the world.Clifton Miheso wiped the blushes off Stars who might find themselves dropping in the next release of rankings after the draw.-Ushuru, City Stars aim to get back to PL businessUshuru players celebrate the second of Billy Oporia’s goals against Nairobi Stima in a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPlaying in the second tier is no joke! It is a tough league where everybody treats a game like a final ultimately hoping to dive into the big boys’ pool, the Kenyan Premier League.Ushuru FC and City Stars have tasted the sweetness of the waters that trickle from the KPL and despite starting their season slow, both sides are aiming to get back to the top.They won their weekend National Super League ties and hope to keep a consistent run throughout.-Oh, poor Hami, It’s Vett’s title!Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (right) celebrates winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix on the podium beside second-placed Lewis HamiltonSebastian Vettel won a thrilling duel with world champion Lewis Hamilton to steal the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.The four-time world champion got the jump on the Mercedes ace off a miscalculation on the pit stop under Virtual Safety Car conditions and held off Hamilton for his second straight win in Melbourne and third overall.Sebastian Vettel (R) celebrates winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix with second-placed Lewis Hamilton (L) and third-placed teammate Kimi RaikkonenFerrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen resisted a challenge from Australian Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo to take third and join Vettel on the podium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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German crisis averted for now, but holders have work to do

first_imgAfter beginning the defence of the trophy with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico in Moscow, another loss by the Black Sea would have eliminated Germany in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938.The spectre of the champions’ curse has been hanging over the Germans, who were in serious danger on Saturday of following France (2002), Italy (2010) and Spain four years ago in becoming the fourth holders this century to be humbled in the group stage.The intervention of Kroos means now it is all to play for in Group F.The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in Kazan to be absolutely sure of progressing. Failure to do so would mean relying on the outcome of the other match between Mexico and Sweden.For now, at least, there is renewed optimism after a turbulent week.– Hummels to return –“We will look at the videos and see what we have to do better, but of course for our emotional side it was a very good thing today, because now if you have a game like this you start believing,” defender Mats Hummels said as he left Sochi’s Fisht Stadium.Toni Kroos and Germany coach Joachim Loew embrace at the end of Saturday’s game © AFP / Odd ANDERSENOf the winning goal from Real Madrid midfielder Kroos, who had earlier been at fault for Sweden’s opener, Hummels added: “Something like this can be a big moment in the tournament.“But if we lose against South Korea or don’t make it to the next stage, the goal isn’t worth anything, so we have to know that we got a little bit lucky and we have to show and to prove that we can be way better than we have been.”The good news for Loew is that Hummels is likely to return for the final group game after being forced to sit out Saturday’s match with a neck problem.“The doc said it was too much of a risk that something very serious could happen,” said the 29-year-old, who was replaced by Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger.Germany’s other first-choice centre-back, Jerome Boateng, will be suspended in Kazan after being sent off against the Swedes.– Rudy breaks nose –More changes will therefore be required after Loew dropped the underperforming Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, bringing in Reus and Sebastian Rudy.While Reus scored and came away with the man-of-the-match award on Saturday, Rudy lasted just 25 minutes before coming off with a bloodied nose.Sebastian Rudy broke his nose in the first half and had to come off © AFP / Odd ANDERSEN“We have to take stock now, see what the situation is. We are tired,” said the coach.“Reus started having cramp in his legs, Boateng will not be in the line-up, Rudy broke his nose and we probably need a day of rest.”Germany are defending a proud record of always reaching at least the last eight at the World Cup since winning the trophy in 1954.They have made it to at least the semi-finals at each of the past six major tournaments, going back to when Loew was Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant in the 2006 World Cup.Yet it is looking increasingly possible that Germany could be on course for a last-16 showdown with Brazil, four years after the 7-1 of Belo Horizonte.“Right now I don’t think this is the time to start ruminating about that. There are still various possible outcomes,” insisted Loew.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Relieved German players celebrate after Toni Kroos’s winner against Sweden © AFP / Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Toni Kroos’s last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit.A 95th-minute free-kick from Kroos gave Joachim Loew’s side a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden in Sochi on Saturday, after a Marco Reus strike had cancelled out Ola Toivonen’s opener.last_img read more

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Blunt Mathare eye redemption against Vihiga

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United forward Clifford Alwanga celebrates his brace with teammates in a 2-1 win over Vihiga United on February 4, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15- With only one win in their last 11 games, second placed Mathare United will be looking for redemption when they host Vihiga United at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Saturday afternoon.Mathare, who started the season with superb form, will still be without head coach Francis Kimanzi who returned from national team duty and asked for a short extension to his leave for personal reasons. Mathare’s last win was a blanking 3-1 victory over Zoo Kericho in Machakos, but before then, their previous win was on April 8 against Tusker FC.In the 11 games that followed, they have picked six draws and lost four times, seeing them drop five points behind leaders Gor Mahia who have played four matches less.A win against a struggling Vihiga on Saturday will hoist them to within two points of Gor and it they will be under pressure to pick up maximum points and get their league title campaign back on track.Mathare United players celebrate their late winner against Nzoia Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedDespite the gulf of difference between them and the leaders, forward Clifford Alwanga whose goal scoring prowess has played a vital role in lifting Mathare believes they still have an opportunity to vie for the title.“The team is playing well and everybody has the belief that we can do it (win the league) this season. Morale is high and personally I am motivated to help the team achieve its target by scoring as many goals as possible,” Alwanga told the club’s official website.The former KCB and Tusker FC man has scored 10 times already this season having made his debut in the first leg against Saturday’s opponents scoring both goals in their 2-1 win.Alwanga will be high in hope to add on to his tally as he chases down leader Elvis Rupia of Nzoia whose scintillating form has seen him hit the back of the net 15 times this season.“I will continue working hard in training because 15 matches are enough for me to overtake Rupia. It is possible with the right commitment and focus,” Alwanga further told the club’s official site.The Vihiga United squad that started their first ever Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United on February 4, 2018 at the Bukhungu Stadium. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedVihiga meanwhile come into the tie with huge struggles of their own having lost all their last three matches. They have lost to Zoo Kericho, Bandari and Thika United, all in 1-0 margins.Their record away from home hasn’t been the best as they have won on only two of the 10 occasions they have been on the road.Mathare has been boosted with the return of defender Johnston Omurwa and midfielder Chris Oduor who have been away with the national team in India. Skipper George ‘Wise’ Owino has also returned to training after recovering from a hairline fracture, but will not be fit enough to make the squad.-Bottom side battle- Elsewhere, the Kericho Green Stadium will host a possible relegation brawl when bottom sides Zoo Kericho and Sony Sugar battle out, each looking to crawl off the drop zone. Zoo are 15th in the standings with 19 points while Zoo are second from bottom with 17.Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe Sugar Millers, who have roped in experienced players to aid their push off the bottom won the first leg 1-0 in Awasi and having won their last game 3-1 against Nakumatt, they will be keen to pick back to back victories.Zoo also come into the tie with some boosted confidence having picked up a 1-0 win away to Vihiga United in midweek.KPL weekend fixtures:Saturday: Mathare United v Vihiga United (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho v Sony Sugar (Kericho Stadium), AFC Leopards v Chemelil Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Nakumatt v Kakamega Homeboyz (Camp Toyoyo), Nzoia Sugar v Gor Mahia (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Sofapaka v Thika United (Narok Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks v Posta Rangers (Camp Toyoyo), Tusker FC v Wazito FC (Ruaraka), Ulinzi Stars v Bandari (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONE DEAL! Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham have signed Argentina striker

first_img1 Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham have completed the signing of Jonathan Calleri.The 22-year-old Argentinean is highly rated after his exploits back home for All Boys and Boca Juniors, before scoring goals in Brazil for Sao Paulo over the past two years.The forward’s form attracted the attention of Chelsea, and some reports had even suggested that had a deal in place to sign him – but it is West Ham have who have brought him to Europe.Slaven Bilic said: “We signed Calleri, unfortunately for him but good for us Argentina were knocked out of the Olympics last night, they didn’t pass the group stage so he should be here with us – not today, not tomorrow, but pretty soon, depending on work permit or whatever.“We did the deal not a long time ago but not yesterday, and he is a top striker as well. You need a squad, of course you need a squad but it is about the balance.” Jonathan Calleri celebrates scoring for Argentina at the Rio Olympics last_img read more

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It all adds up to math victories for Desert, Hart highs

first_imgLANCASTER – Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base and Hart High School of Newhall won Antelope Valley College’s 26th annual Math Field Day. Hart High teams won both the upper- and lower-division contests among large schools and Desert did the same among small schools, marking Desert’s 13th consecutive win in the small-school upper-division category. Students from 14 public and private high schools competed for individual and team awards in timed math tests, answering questions devised by college math instructors. The college has sponsored the event since 1981 to raise teens’ interest in math. Hart High’s junior-senior team members – twins Elizabeth and Isabella Tang and Seth Winger – scored 219 out of a possible 300 points. Desert High School’s junior-senior team members – Keith Hines, Ben Mayo and Rebecca Hicks – scored 165 points. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Placing second in the junior-senior large-school competition was Quartz Hill High School, whose team members – Brian Mercer, Joey Thomas and Jason Dunkel – scored 203. Finishing second in the junior-senior small-school competition was Desert Christian High, whose team members – Colin Pearson, Matt Guertin and Shelbey Hunt – scored 144. Elizabeth Tang took the first-place individual trophy with a score of 88. Suzanne Piatt of Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest was second with 81 points, and Dunkel was third with 80. In the two-person freshman-sophomore competition for large schools, Hart High’s Michael Ewart and Jason Chew took first place with 87 points. Desert High’s Kaitlyn Kennett and Kiki Broadnax took first place among small schools, also with 87 points. Second place among the large schools’ frosh-soph teams went to Quartz Hill’s Amber Archambo and Katie Madison with 86 points. Second place among the small schools’ frosh-soph teams went to Boron High School’s Eric Duvall and Darcy Dewar with 76 points. In the junior-senior competition, each competitor completed 20 questions in areas ranging from algebra to pre-calculus. The freshman and sophomore teams each answered 22 questions in a “leap-frog relay” for a 110-point maximum score. Partners traded papers during the test, allowing each student to finish a partner’s work or correct mistakes. The competition was sponsored by Antelope Valley College and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. SAMPLE QUESTIONS Sample question from the leap frog relay for freshmen and sophomores: 1) Julie has a 12-foot-by-20-foot garden. She wants to put fencing around it to keep out the neighbor’s dog. Normal fence posts cost $2 each while strong ones cost $3 each. If Julie needs one fence post for every 2 feet and has $70 to spend on fence posts, what is the greatest number of strong fence posts she can buy? a. 2 b. 3 c. 4 d. 5 e. 6 Sample questions from the junior-senior competition: 2) If my son will be 8 years older than I am now when I am 5 times as old as my son is now, then I will be 3 times as old as my son is now in: a. 2 years b. 4 years c. 6 years d. 8 years e. 10 years 3) A road connecting town A to town B is traveled by a runner and a cyclist. At noon the runner starts off from A and the cyclist starts off from B. Their speeds are a constant R for the runner and a constant C for the cyclist. When they meet, which occurs T hours after noon, the runner has two hours to go to reach B and the cyclist has one hour to go to reach A. What is T? a. 1 b. 4/3 c. 3/2 d. 3 e. square root of 2 Answers: 1) e. 6; 2) b. 4 years; 3) e. square root of 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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