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Local runners compete in Walter Hunt Memorial 4th of July 5K

first_imgBREWER — Local runners were among the many who competed Thursday in the annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K in Brewer.Ellsworth had two runners place in the race’s top 15 as Matt Shea (11th) and Rob Shea (15th) were among the early finishers in the 384-runner field. Matt crossed the finish line with a time of 10 minutes, 6 seconds, and Rob was close behind with a time of 10:21.Hancock County also had three finishers in the 20-30 range as Dedham’s Travis Blackmer (21st), Bucksport’s David Hileman (24th) and Ellsworth’s Jamie Anderson (30th) broke the 11-minute mark. Bucksport’s Christopher Jones placed 40th with a time of 11:26.On the women’s side, Dedham’s Sara Hunt was the top local finisher with a time of 11:38 and an overall place of 46th. Veronica Davila and Sara Shea of Ellsworth cracked the top 100 with places of 92nd and 93rd, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the top-10 local finishers from the race.11. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10 minutes, 6 seconds15. Rob Shea, Ellsworth, 10:2621. Travis Blackner, Dedham, 10:3824. David Hileman, Bucksport, 10:4530. Jamie Anderson, Ellsworth, 10:5640. Chris Jones, Bucksport, 11:2643. Nick Brown, Ellsworth, 11:3046. Sara Hunt, Dedham, 11:3892. Veronica Davila, Ellsworth, 13:2093. Sara Shea, Ellsworth, 13:21last_img read more

Cardinals beat Cubs 3-1 in doubleheader opener

first_img First Published: 18th August, 2020 08:19 IST Written By Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 08:19 IST Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-1 In Doubleheader Opener Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday in the opener of an unusual five-game series between the NL Central rivals Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday in the opener of an unusual five-game series between the NL Central rivals.The game was tied at 1 when St. Louis loaded the bases with none out in the seventh against Kyle Hendricks. After Dylan Carlson bounced into a forceout at home, Hendricks (3-2) was replaced by Rowan Wick.Miller then hit a liner toward the gap in left-center. Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. made a leaping try, but it landed out of his reach on the warning track. Tyler O’Neill and Matt Carpenter scored before Carlson was thrown out at the plate.Giovanny Gallegos pitched a scoreless inning for the win in the doubleheader opener. Andrew Miller got three outs for his second save.St. Louis improved to 3-1 since it returned Saturday after a coronavirus outbreak derailed their season, leaving them idle for weeks and resulting in 18 confirmed cases in the organization. The Cardinals were supposed to host the Cubs from Aug. 7-9, but that series was postponed — leading to the five-game set that includes two doubleheaders and two “home” games for St. Louis at Wrigley Field.Ian Happ homered for Chicago in its fourth straight loss. Hendricks was charged with three runs and three hits.Kwang Hyun Kim pitched 3 2/3 innings of three-hit ball in his first start for St. Louis. He signed an $8 million, two-year contract with the Cards in December.Hendricks retired his first seven batters before Dexter Fowler hit a drive to right in the third for his second homer.The Cubs wasted a prime scoring opportunity when Happ struck out on three pitches and David Bote grounded out in the first, leaving the bases loaded. But Happ bounced back with a leadoff drive to left in the fourth for his fourth homer.Happ was a late addition to the Game 1 lineup after right fielder Steven Souza Jr. was scratched with right hamstring tightness.WORTH NOTINGThe Cardinals optioned right-hander Roel Ramírez to their alternate training site a day after he surrendered four consecutive homers in his major league debut. The 25-year-old Ramírez will remain with the team in Chicago on its taxi squad. He yielded consecutive drives by Yoán Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez in the fifth inning of the Cardinals’ 7-2 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.TRAINER’S ROOMCardinals: RHP Carlos Martínez and INF Edmundo Sosa have been cleared to begin baseball activities. Sosa tested positive for the coronavirus, and Martínez was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason. Manager Mike Shildt said the team has “multiple players” pending review by Major League Baseball, including C Yadier Molina and INF Paul DeJong. … LHP Austin Gomber “will be activated soon, with an eye toward” Wednesday’s doubleheader, Shildt said. Gomber has not tested positive for COVID-19, but he was placed on the injured list because of a potential concern in contact tracing.Cubs: LHP José Quintana (thumb surgery) threw 61 pitches over four innings in a simulated game Sunday. Manager David Ross said they are finalizing the day for his next sim game. “All things seem well and good,” Ross said. … RHP Adbert Alzolay was in the mix for Game 2 of the doubleheader before he took a ball off his forearm a few days ago at the team’s training site in South Bend, Indiana. He could start one of the games in Wednesday’s doubleheader.UP NEXTThe Cardinals were waiting to see what happened in the opener before deciding on a Game 2 starter. Right-hander Tyson Miller will make his major league debut for the Cubs in the second game. He was recalled from the team’s alternate training site to serve as the 29th man for the doubleheader.Image credits: AP COMMENT Associated Press Television News center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Latest loss sends LA Dodgers on the road for NLDS

first_imgKershaw’s day was finished after that inning. He threw 82 pitches in his final playoff prep. He walked one – his 11th of the season in 149 innings – and struck out only four. For the season, his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 15.6 shatters the former record set by Phil Hughes in 2014 (11.6).“Sure. Yeah. I mean, I don’t have a choice,” Kershaw said when asked if he felt ready for the post-season. “I feel good. Arm feels good. I want to be perfect. It wasn’t perfect today but good enough for sure, yeah.”Kershaw wasn’t the most dominant left-hander in Saturday’s game. Giants rookie Ty Blach pitched eight scoreless innings in just his fourth big-league appearance and second start.The Dodgers made very little hard contact against him all day and managed just singles by Adrian Gonzalez in the second, Yasiel Puig in the fourth and Joc Pederson in the eighth. Only Gonzalez made it as far as second base.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had expressed optimism this week that his team was turning around its fortunes against lefties after beating Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich and getting to Giants ace Madison Bumgarner early in Friday’s game.Saturday put a big dent in that optimism.“We just couldn’t figure him out,” Roberts said of Blach who also pitched three hitless innings in relief against the Dodgers in September. “He was throwing fastballs and getting ahead of guys. We just couldn’t really put any good swings together, let alone consistent at-bats consecutively.“Today wasn’t a good day. … I think we gave away a lot of at-bats today. We’ve got to be better. We’re going to see a lefty in the next series (Washington’s Gio Gonzalez). We’ve got to be better.”The Giants’ win set up a photo finish for the final playoff spot in the National League Sunday. The three teams vying for the two wild-card spots – the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Giants – each won Saturday. The Mets clinched the top spot with that win. The Giants maintain a one-game lead over the Cardinals heading into the final game of the regular season.If the Giants win or the Cardinals lose Sunday, the Giants would play the Mets in the wild-card game Wednesday in New York. If the Dodgers beat the Giants on Sunday and the Cardinals win, it would set up a one-game playoff for the final wild card on Monday in St. Louis. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It’s only exciting if we win so we’ll try to win on Friday.”They’ll try to win without homefield advantage in the first round for the first time since their 2013 run to the NL Championship Series. The Dodgers had the homefield edge but lost in the first round anyway in 2014 (to the St. Louis Cardinals) and 2015 (to the New York Mets).“To me, it doesn’t matter,” said Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen who pitched a desultory eighth inning on Saturday. “We just don’t want to go home after the first round again.”Kershaw will again figure prominently in that. He certainly looked ready for the task most of the day Saturday.He retired the first 11 Giants batters in order and allowed just three hits in the first six innings, cruising along on 69 pitches. One of the hits was a solo home run by Angel Pagan, however, and the Giants added two more runs in the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford’s comebacker caromed off Kershaw and was thrown away for an error by Justin Turner when he recovered the ball.center_img SAN FRANCISCO >> Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound at Nationals Park next Friday. That is both a relief and a disappointment for the Dodgers.Kershaw made his fifth start since spending 75 days outside the lines with a herniated disc in his back and pitched well again, going seven innings for the second consecutive start and allowing just one earned run. But the Dodgers did nothing offensively against another left-handed pitcher and lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Saturday afternoon.The fourth loss in five games since they clinched the National League West title last Sunday ended any possibility of the Dodgers catching the Washington Nationals for homefield in their NL Division Series matchup. That best-of-five series will open on Friday at Nationals Park.“It looked bleak there for a little bit in the middle of the season,” Kershaw said of drawing the Game 1 assignment for a fourth consecutive fall. “Didn’t know if I was going to be able to make it to this point. Now that it’s here it’s exciting.last_img read more

DONEGAL KARATE KIDS SCOOP MEDAL HAUL AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTwelve young karate stars from Donegal were celebrating success this week after they returned from the prestigious European Karate Championships in Liége, Belgium, with an impressive haul of nine medals.The youngsters were in Belgium to represent the Ulster Karate Federation (UKF) made up of karate clubs from Burnfoot, Quigleys Point and Culmore in Derry.Their coaches were delighted with the success and there was further joy for Donegal when Sloan O’Donnell of Killygordon Karate Club also picked up a medal. The UKF squad had been preparing for the event for five months as it is one of the biggest competitions of its kind. More than 1,300 competitors from across Europe come together to compete over four days.“We’re absolutely delighted with the success that saw Cién McColgan and Joseph Feeney pick up two Gold for Kumite, while we also came away with one Silver and one Bronze for Team Kumite together with three silver and one bronze for Kata,” coach Shawn Barron said.He added: “The results from the competition leave the UKF squad ranked sixteenth out of 31 European Federations and leaves Ireland in overall 10th place out of 23 countries.” Coach Martin McCole who explained that competitors in Belgium ranged in age from 8-15 years, insisted that the medals tally was just reward for the young Donegal karate kids.“The results we achieved is testament to the hard work that each individual competitor put into their training and even the squad members who weren’t individual medal winners this time, have played a huge role in the overall success,” he said.He added that there was no time for them to rest on their laurels either as they turn their attention now towards preparation for the WUKF World Karate Championships which will be held for the first time in Dublin in 2016.“We are absolutely thrilled with this success but we will be hoping to build on it next year and we are always keen to have more youngsters get involved. If anyone is interested in joining the clubs they can come along on Wednesdays to Aileach Club in Burnfoot at 7pm, to Hollybush School in Culmore on Tuesdays at 7pm or to Quigleys Point Community Centre on Thursdays at 7pm.”Meanwhile UKF President Columba McLaughlin who highlighted that the squad compete in competitions in Ireland and the UK on a regular basis, said they would welcome sponsorship.“We really would be grateful for any sponsorship from local businesses to help us continue with the work we do within the clubs in the area and to continue the development of the young people within these communities. Anyone who would like to support us in any way can find us on Facebook – Ulster Karate Federation or on the website http://www.ukf-karate.com” Mr McLaughlin concluded by congratulating all the members who had travelled for Belgium for the tournament and especially those who had brought home medals.The UKF medal winners were: Cién McColgan 1 gold, 1 silver; Dara Gill 1 silver; Conor Doherty 1 silver; Caolan McColgan 1 Silver; Joseph Feeney 1 Gold; Shauna McGlinchey 1 bronze; Erin McCole 1 bronze. Other squad members who took part in Liége were: Darragh McCole, Aine McCole, Katie Doherty and Caolan Harkin.DONEGAL KARATE KIDS SCOOP MEDAL HAUL AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: June 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more