Spotlight on ISSA netball – Top teams clash in finals at Leila Robinson Courts

first_imgThe best of local schoolgirls netball will be on show at the Leila Robinson Courts today. For the first time ever, both the rural and urban Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) finals will be played at the same venue. Action will begin at 11 a.m. – a the third-place play-off match between Manchester High and Holmwood Technical. One hour later, at noon, there will be three third-place matches for junior and senior teams from both rural and urban schools. The first of four finals will begin at 1 p.m. In a repeat of last year’s final, defending champions Denbigh High will take on Knox College in the rural junior final. This will be followed by the urban junior final at 2 p.m. between many-time winners Queen’s School and newcomers Gaynstead High. At 3 p.m., Holmwood Technical will take on first-time finalists Titchfield High in the rural senior final. Holmwood, who have reached their tenth consecutive final, will be gunning for their ninth overall title, but will be wary of a hungry Titchfield team. Carlene Graham-Powell, coach of defending champions Holmwood, is confident her team will retain their title. “The team did not play as expected in the semi-finals, as most of them were playing at this stage for the first time. However, since that game, we have gone back to the drawing board and had a nice team meeting with them, and we are very confident of victory,” said Graham Powell. In the urban final, which begins at 4 p.m., St Hugh’s will be hoping to avenge their second-round defeat by three goals to Camperdown High, the only unbeaten team in the Corporate Area. Kadi-Ann Dehaney, who was a part of the National Senior team to the Netball World Cup in Australia in mid-year, will carry the hopes of St Hugh’s. Coach of St Hugh’s, Roy Price, is confident they will win today. “We lost to Camperdown earlier, and they are a strong and well-coached team, but we know what we did wrong, and we have fixed those problems and we are hoping to win this time around,” said coach Price.last_img read more

EnCana threat-letters likely written by the same person

first_imgPhoto: Both RCMP and hand-writing experts believe that both threat-letters were written by the same author. Handwriting expert David Babb said the inverted saucer shape of the letter T crossings in the letters suggests the writer is keeping their anger in check.An independent forensic document examiner and handwriting expert says the two EnCana threat-letters have the same author. – Advertisement -According to Vancouver-based newspaper The Province, Forensic Examiner David Babb says it’s highly probable both letters were written by the same person. He says the construction of the letters had tremors in them, which suggests neurological damage of some kind. He also notes the author appears to be focused and possess average intelligence.On Wednesday the 15th, the Dawson Creek Daily News received a letter, which RCMP members believe to be from the same author as the previous note sent last year. The threat-letter came shortly after the sixth bombing to the area south of Dawson Creek.The two page note stated EnCana Corp., has three months to beginning shutting down operations in the Tomslake area, ending the letter with a cryptic warning, “Don’t Delay.”The Province reports that University of Alberta sociologist Paul Joosse believes the latest letter was not written with the author’s dominant hand.Advertisement RCMP Sgt. Tim Shields said police have yet to conduct an official handwriting analysis. Meanwhile, there have been ongoing reports that police are using excessive tactics with their investigations. The Dawson Creek Daily News reports that Sgt. Shields says the role of the police is to do whatever is legal, moral and ethical to investigate, stop and prevent crime. But, the newspaper says it and other media outlets has received complaints that the RCMP or INSET members are harassing and accusing members of the community. Advertisement Shields did not deny these incidents occurred, but he said that these tactics help eliminate people of interest.To see The Province’s article, Click HereFor The Dawson Creek Daily News article, Click Herelast_img read more

FINN VALLEY AC NOTES: ALL READY FOR SUNDAY 5K

first_imgFINN VALLEY AC NOTES: It’s all systems go behind the scenes for Sunday’s 5k at Finn Valley with a 2pm start.Entries can be taken on the day and honorary starter on this occassion will be Donegal Mayor Cora Harvey.The event is now really well extablished over some 40 years and the invitation is out there for walkers/joggers /runners to come along young and old. Should anyone wish to pre-enter contact rundonegal@gmail.com.It would of course be helpful if entrants turned up early to register. Everyone welcome with refreshments afterwards.A happy christmas to all and of course a busy year lies ahead with the novice and uneven age championships on January 16th.So its a matter of fully focused over the holiday period .Congrats on the recent 25 years wedding celebration of Gerry and Kay Byrne attended by their many friends  at Finn Valley Centre. FINN VALLEY AC NOTES: ALL READY FOR SUNDAY 5K was last modified: December 20th, 2010 by gregShare 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