Boys’ basketball roundup

first_imgBucksport 48, Sumner 37Bucksport’s Asher Bowden led the Golden Bucks in their 48-37 win over Sumner on Monday at Bucksport High School.Sam Smith led Sumner with 17 points.[For a story about this game, click here.]This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPiscataquis 65, GSA 59Taylor Schildroth led the GSA Eagles with 18 points in their 65-59 loss to Piscataquis on Monday in Guilford.Kelsey Allen contributed 14 points for the Eagles.For Piscataquis, Nate Burns scored 23 points, and Tristan French totaled 22.Old Town 65, MDI 46Old Town’s Eric Hoogterp scored 24 points for the Coyotes in their 65-46 win over Mount Desert Island on Monday at Old Town.Aaron Snurkowski scored 10 points for the Trojans. Riley Swanson and James O’Donnell each added eight points.Bucksport 48, Searsport 46Tyler Pye scored the game-winning basket for Bucksport with 16 seconds remaining in the Golden Bucks’ 48-46 win over Searsport on Saturday at Searsport.Pye led the Bucks with 12 points, and Riley Macleod scored 11.Shead 61, DI-S 31The Shead Tigers outscored the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners in the third quarter 23-8 to secure their 61-31 win on Saturday at Deer Isle.Mason Oliver led the Mariners with 11 points.Ellsworth 48, Foxcroft 36Ellsworth’s Nick Bagley led all scorers with 24 points in the Eagles’ 48-36 win over Foxcroft on Friday at Ellsworth High School.Bruce St. Peter and Cooper Henderson each contributed six points for the Eagles.Hunter Smith led Foxcroft with 15 points.[For a story about this game, click here.]Orono 64, GSA 56At Blue Hill, Orono outscored the GSA Eagles 15-4 in the first quarter and rallied late in the final period for the 64-56 win on Friday.Taylor Schildroth led GSA with 22 points. Kelsey Allen and Nick Szwez each scored 10 points.Washington Academy 57, Sumner 39Sam Smith led the Sumner Tigers with 22 points in their 57-39 loss to Washington Academy on Friday at East Machias.Washington Academy’s Kyle Taylor scored a game-high 27 points to pace the Raiders.DI-S 43, Penobscot Valley 30The DI-S Mariners pulled ahead in the third quarter for their 43-30 win over Penobscot Valley on Friday at Howland.Krisford Melanio scored 14 points, and Jared Gove totaled 13 points for DI-S.last_img read more

Dope: Nigeria’s Paralympic Champion, Esther Onyema, Banned for Four Years

first_imgEsther Onyema…banned for four years for dope The Nigerian para power lifter who won gold medalists in the last three Commonwealth Games in Delhi (India), Glasgow (Scotland) and Gold Coast (Australia) tested positive to 19-norandrosterone found in her urine sample collected at the 2019 International Para Powerlifting competition which held in Lagos.According to a statement issued yesterday by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) : “As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping-free sporting environment at all levels.“The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code (the Code) to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.”The drug is one of the substances included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List under the class S1.1B Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and their Metabolites and isomers.Each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample.An ADRV occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.In addition to the four-year ban, Onyema has also been stripped of the gold medal which she won in the Women’s 55kg competition in Lagos, together with any points and laurels accrued to her.Oyema who was Nigeria’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast two years ago, has enjoyed a long career at elite level, winning medals at Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.She narrowly missed a consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when she was edged out by Mexico’s Amalia Perez who broke a world record on her way to claiming the top place on the podium.Onyema however made up for the slip in Brazil by setting new world record in the women’s under-50kg category by pressing 131kg on her final lift at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.None of Nigeria’s para power lifting officials could be reached for an official statement on the development yesterday.However, the Media Officer of the Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN), Patrick Ibeh promised an official statement from the Olympic movement for the physically challenged athletes today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s former Paralympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Esther Onyema, 38, has been banned four years by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for committing an anti-doping rule violation.Onyema’s dream of adding to the gold and silver medals she won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games respectively next year in Tokyo has however evaporated as she is no longer eligible to compete in the sport until May 2, 2023.last_img read more

Bosnian Dragons on their Way to Israel

first_imgThe national football team of B&H left for Israel, where they will play on Sunday the match within the qualifications for the European Championship in France 2016.Our footballers did a light training this morning in Zenica and left for Sarajevo afterwards and then for Israel.The atmosphere within the team is excellent. Everyone hopes to achieve good results, necessary for participating at the EC.The match will take place on Sunday in Haifa at 20:45 o’clock.(Source: read more