NU Bulldogs’ Dave Ildefonso plays beyond his years

first_imgAfterward, the 18-year-old Ildefonso would admit that playing against Cansino – one of the top contenders for Rookie of the Year honors in Season 81 – definitely fired him up.“He does really bring out the best in me,” said Ildefonso of their matchup.The former Ateneo Blue Eaglet finished with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists, despite playing just under 23 minutes because of foul trouble.It was just the latest in a series of strong performances for Ildefonso, who is averaging 15.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a rookie.There have been some subpar performances from the forward, to be sure. But for the most part, Ildefonso has been playing with a maturity that belies his young age.“That’s my role e,” said Ildefonso. “Beyond my years iyong laro – I can’t show that I’m 18 years old.”“I have to show them that I’m more mature than what is on paper. I have to really attack more para ma-open iyong … mas maka-create ako at mas makapasa ako sa ibang teammates ko,” he added.For NU head coach Jamike Jarin, having a player of Ildefonso’s caliber is a tremendous luxury – even as he makes it clear that the rookie’s success remains dependent on his teammates.“We all saw what he did,” Jarin said. “He made the crucial baskets. But if Troy (Rike) wasn’t sealing, or if Troy wasn’t in the right position, he won’t be making those shots. Again, it is always a collective effort.”“But, of course, having a Dave Ildefonso, an 18-year-old that can dominate like that, well, I just looked good there, ’di ba,” he added.Ildefonso and the Bulldogs return to action on Saturday when they take on defending champion Ateneo de Manila University. (ABS-CBN News) “I can’t show that I’m 18 years old,” says NU Bulldog Dave Ildefonso (left). “I have to show them that I’m more mature than what is on paper.” JOAQUI FLORES FOR TIEBREAKER TIMES MANILA – With National University badly needing a basket against University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, they turned to one of the youngest members of their team.Clinging to a 57-56 lead with under five minutes left, NU rookie Dave Ildefonso wound up sparking an 8-2 run that gave the Bulldogs a more comfortable 65-58 advantage with less than three minutes to go.He had a bucket in transition as well as a 3-point play in the run: in both instances, he overpowered fellow rookie CJ Cansino of UST to get to the hoop.The Bulldogs would go on to win 69-61 to improve to 3-6 in the men’s basketball tournament.last_img read more

Kenai Residents To Vote On Two Propositions

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the Regular Election, voters in Kenai, will be electing a Mayor and two City Council Members.  In addition to candidates, voters will be voting on two propositions on October 1. Resolution No. 2019-49 The City of Kenai Charter was approved by the voters of the City at the regular election of May 14, 1963. Charter Section 10-3 – Filing, requires that a candidate for Mayor or City Council submit a petition signed by twenty (20) or more registered City voters to have the candidate’s name placed on the ballot. Approval of this ballot proposition would amend Charter to remove the petition process from being part of the candidacy filing requirements. Proposition A The City of Kenai Charter was approved by the voters of the City at the regular election of May 14, 1963.  Charter Section 10-2 – Three-Year Terms – Election at Large – Nonpartisan Elections, of the Kenai City Charter requires the terms of office of the Mayor and other Councilmembers shall begin at the time prescribed for the second regular Council meeting after their election. Approval of this ballot proposition would amend Charter to change the time prescribed for the beginning of a Councilmember’s term from the second regular Council meeting after their election, which is the meeting in which the election is certified, to the Monday following certification of the election. Resolution No. 2019-48 Proposition B On July 3, 2019, Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-49, providing for the submission to the qualified voters of the City of Kenai a ballot proposition amending Charter by providing that the terms of office of the Mayor and other Councilmembers begin the Monday following certification of the election instead of at the second regular meeting of the Council after their election. On July 3, 2019, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-48, providing for the submission to the qualified voters of the City of Kenai a ballot proposition amending Charter by removing the requirement that candidates for Mayor and City Council provide a petition signed by twenty (20) or more registered voters to have the candidate’s name placed on the ballot.last_img read more

CLUB STATEMENT: Steve Borthwick

first_imgThis follows Thursday’s announcement that Saracens’ Paul Gustard will link up with Eddie Jones again as defence coach ahead of this season’s RBS 6 Nations. Ian Ritchie, RFU Chief Executive said: “We very much appreciate that our approach for Steve has come at a challenging time for Bristol during the season, and in such circumstances I thank them for reaching this agreement. I would like to thank in particular the club’s Chairman Chris Booy for concluding the matter.” Chris Booy, Bristol Rugby Chairman added: “On behalf of the club we wish Steve Borthwick the very best with England and we are pleased that we can move on and begin the process to recruit a new coach as quickly as possible.”center_img Borthwick, who earlier this week agreed personal terms to join Eddie Jones’ coaching team, will begin work as England forwards coach with immediate effect.   last_img read more

If it rains, SC Road celebration will go indoors

first_imgUPDATESTINKING CREEK, TN (WLAF) – Organizers with Monday’s new Stinking Creek Road ribbon cutting ceremony encourage you to attend Monday’s event rain or shine.  Marsha Bruce said, “If it rains, and we do need it,  we have a back up plan to go indoors.  So, please come on out.”NASHVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager, State Representative Dennis Powers and Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck today announced an official ribbon cutting will be held on Monday, October 7, ceremonially opening Stinking Creek Road.     The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the Stanfield Church of God.  The church is located at 6373 Stinking Creek Road in Pioneer.TOP PHOTO:  Cambell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck (left) and Sen. Ken Yager (right) survey the progress of the paving of Stinking Creek Road in March of 2019.One of Stinking Creek’s own, Hack Ayers, will cut the ribbon.  A buffet lunch will follow immediately after the ribbon cutting at the church.  In addition to Yager, Powers, and Dilbeck, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials will also be present at the ribbon cutting.“This project has been a long time in coming,” Yager and Dilbeck said.  “We hope many local residents will join us and be a part of the celebration.”   (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/24/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Chelsea watching Conti, reports claim

first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea.Embed from Getty Images Chelsea continue to be linked with Celtic’s former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele.The Blues were reported to be interested in Dembele during the last two transfer windows despite not making an approach during either.Now the Sunday Mirror have claimed Bayern Munich are lining up a £30m offer for the 20-year-old and that Chelsea are among the other clubs keen to sign him. Over the weekend, the Sunday Times claimed Chelsea have begun talks to sign Portugal international Bernardo Silva from Monaco.The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been touted in the French media for a move to one of Europe’s top clubs this summer.And the Sunday Times say he has been targeted by Chelsea, that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is also an admirer and that Manchester City and Manchester United are interested as well.The newspaper added that Monaco are looking for at least €80m (around £68.4m) for Bernardo, who can play through the middle or on either wing. Dembele link continues Embed from Getty Images The Sun have picked up reports that Chelsea scouts have watched Atalanta right-back Andrea Conti.It follows recent speculation linking the 22-year-old with a potential move to Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that Blues scouts watched a game against Crotone to check on Conti rather than his team-mate Franck Kessie, who has been touted for a move to Chelsea.Conti would be available for £12.8m, it is claimed. Blues in Bernardo talks – Sunday Times Embed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pļaviņš has been crowned the winner of the “King of the…

first_imgThis year’s tournament was held in the sports quarter of the center of Riga on Barona Street, and it was part of the Riga Beach Volleyball Week celebrations.In the “LIDO King of the Beach” tournament, four leading Latvian beach volleyball players competed against each other – Pļaviņš, Edgars Točs, Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš.The players exchanged with their pairs in the tournament and played three set matches, after which the winner of last year was Šmēdiņš. Pļaviņš followed behind him, but Samoilovs and Točs followed.Even before the decisive match, it was known that only Šmēdiņš or Pļaviņš could apply for this year’s title of “beach king”. Considering that Šmēdiņš was the best in the preliminaries, he also had the opportunity to choose a partner.Šmēdiņš chose Samoilov as a partner and with 0-2 (16:21, 11:21) convincingly gave in to his fiercest competitors Pļaviņš / Točs.Previously, Pļaviņš gained the status of “king of the beach” in 2014.Later, a number of well-known people, including athletes, took part in the charity game. Among them were Kaspars Stupelis, Reinis Nitišs, Sindija Bukša, Matīss Karro, Kaspars Kambala, Kristaps Janičenoks and others.In 2009, Toms Šmēdiņš won the first title of “King of the Beach”, but his brother Jānis has the most victory – three.Previously, young people and amateurs also competed in Riga Beach Volleyball Week.last_img read more

She needs the support of our community, Djokovic argued against the…

first_img“Realize that the referee who was hit by the ball also needs the support of our community. She did nothing wrong. I ask you to offer her support and understanding,” Djokovic wrote on twitter.Negative messages began to multiply in her Instagram account after the Serbian media published her username.Financially for Djokovic, the US Open ended with a loss of $ 267,500 (5.998 million crowns). After disqualification, he lost $ 250,000 in prizes for advancing to the round of 16, and a $ 10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct was added to a $ 7,500 penalty for failing to attend a press conference after the match.During his career, however, the Serb earned more than $ 140 million in bonuses.last_img read more

Duke prevails at Path Valley for third straight PASS win

first_imgSPRING RUN, Pa. (April 13) – Ken Duke Jr. preserved his 2019 Pennsylvania Sprint Series winning streak Saturday night, winning the 20-lap feature race at Path Valley Speedway more than four tenth’s of a second over Doug Dodson.  Nick Sweigart, Jake Frye and Alleman rounded out the top five.  On Friday, April 26, PASS will join the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series for a co-sanctioned event at Clinton County Motor Speedway, and it will return to Port Royal Speedway on April 27.  On Saturday night, April 20, PASS returns to BAPS Motor Speedway to complete a feature called due to rain on April 7 after one lap had been completed. A full show of heats and another 20-lap feature will be run as well.  Feature results – 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Doug Dodson; 3. Nick Sweigart; 4. Jake Frye; 5. Mike Alleman; 6. Zachery Newlin; 7. Tyler Cochran; 8. Drew Ritchey; 9. John Fiore; 10. Devin Adams; 11. Kyle Ganoe; 12. John Walp; 13. Brad Mellott; 14. Cale Reigle; 15. Colton Hoover; 16. Terry Schaeffer; 17. Donnie Hendershot; 18. Keith Prutzman; 19. Dave Wickham; 20. Jim Kennedy; 21. Dave Graber; 22. Ryan Lynn. The second-place finish was also the season’s best for Dodson, a PASS rookie with extensive experience in other sprint car divisions and super sportsman. This year’s large PASS/IMCA rookie class includes several drivers who are rookies in name only: Keith Prutzman has been racing for more than four decades.  Mike Alleman grabbed the early lead but just as the leaders were moving into heavy traffic, a lap seven caution bunched the field. On the restart, Duke, who had moved from sixth starting position into third, shot to the front.  The Selinsgrove racer has now captured all three IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car features run so far, but this was hardly an easy win. With 21 of the 22 sprinters on hand making the call for the feature, traffic was an incessant issue on the wide Path Valley quarter mile.  The longest green-flag run of the night followed a lap nine restart and Duke made it through traffic well enough to keep his challengers at bay. Terry Schaeffer got into the turn three wall with two laps remaining, but on the restart, Duke chose the middle lane and held off the outside-running Dodson for the win. last_img read more

Larson larrups the field

first_imgBack at the Billabong occasional player with our society Brad Sproxton not only donated his winnings but also made a significant donation to the upcoming Billabong Charity Day on June 21. The funds will be donated to a cause close to his heart – Children With Special Needs. If you can put together a team to enter this competition please ring Bob Philp on 082 204 3411 – there are still some places available but be quick.Wednesday, June 8, Silky Oak – StablefordIt was the PSC monthly at Green Valley today and the Billabong were switched to Silky Oak, which is so different to St. Andrews and Green Valley and is always fun to play with its variable mixture of holes, particularly 2 of the par threes which give every impression of being easy. But don’t be fooled for one is beyond your vision at the top of a steep hill with access resembling the Great Wall of China and the other appears so short that you feel you can throw the ball near the pin from the tee, but not everything is as it appears and many do not record their anticipated par.Following the recent rain, the grass on the fairways invariably provided a good lie and most of the 36 players benefitted with a good score. 37 points did not come into the reckoning in the men’s division and there were three on 38 points but Ted Gardner had the better back nine to take third place ahead of Freddie Starbeck.J.P. Maffray was a little despondent on the 1st tee and stated that he was not playing well but beware the desperate golfer for he came home with 40 points only to be well beaten by Bent Larson who recorded his best ever score with 45 points to take the plaudits.Miss Noodle lost out to Miss Yen who both had 36 points but Miss Eng romped home in the ladies flight with 39 points.There were five 2s today, coming from Miss Orn, Tony Oakes, George Barrie, Wayne Cotterell and Robert Marsh.Note: The Billabong monthly scramble will be held June 24 at Plutaluang. PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf BarMonday, June 6, Phoenix – StablefordThere is one thing of which you can be certain when playing at Phoenix at the moment and that is you will play Mountain and Lakes nines, for the Ocean is still closed for renovation. Originally closed to update the course to host the King’s Trophy in July, this has now been switched to Lakes and it will be interesting to hear the professionals’ comments on the new layout as there are some strong opinions from those that play it. Of course the difficulty of the Lakes nine depends, to a large extent, on where they put the pins – the greenkeepers can be pretty cruel sometimes.Bent Larson (centre) with Freddie Starbeck and Lou.The huge storm on Sunday evening was good for the layout, reduced the temperature a little but the hot sun ensured that the humidity was beyond the debilitating. Of the 26 playing today, four were neck and neck with 34 points to take third, with Brad Sproxton having 18 on the back nine and beating off the challenge of the others as Mal Farquharson finished in fourth. Graham, (I don’t feel well) Beaumont had a great day, coming home with 41 points but a count back was again needed to separate him from the eventual winner Nail Herd. Only one 2 was recorded and that went to Alan beck.last_img read more

Hurrah for the Murray greys

first_imgBy GEORGIA WESTGARTH WITH a Certificate II in Agriculture, Diploma of Agriculture and Australian show society scholarship, the owner of…[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