Spartans ready for Huskies

first_img“When the season began, our first priority was playoffs and to make as good a run as we could, and we really didn’t talk about State,” Spartans coach Tom Hofman said. “Now that we’re here, we need to just make the most out of it.” La Canada will host Hanford West (21-10) today in a 7 p.m. contest. The Huskies lost to Tehachapi in the Central Section Division III finals. A victory would send the Spartans to Saturday’s regional semifinals, where they would host either Corona del Mar or Mission Bay. Hofman just hopes his team has something left in the tank. “I’m worried about being a little flat,” Hofman said. “We expanded a lot of emotional energy in the championship game.” The Spartans (28-3) perhaps have been the most talked about team after upsetting Price in the Division III-AA semifinals, and nearly overcoming heavy odds against highly touted Campbell Hall before falling in the championship game, 60-57 in overtime. La Canada’s playoff run didn’t go unnoticed as they enter today’s opening round of the Southern California regional playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind Lakewood Artesia High. Spartans forward Adam Malik scored 31 points in the loss to Campbell Hall and is averaging 29.2 points in his last four playoff contests. In its first trip to the State tournament, Hanford West will attempt to counter with quickness, athleticism and outside shooting. “We shoot the 3s pretty good and that’s our MO,” Hanford West coach Tom Caudillo said. Caudillo is banking on 6-foot senior guard Mohamed Fara to have a big game for the Huskies. Fara is averaging around 20 points a game this season and is the Huskies’ all-time leading scorer with just more than 1,200 points in three years. Center Scooter Coleman provides an inside presence for the Huskies. Coleman, a 6-foot-4 junior, is averaging 10 points, 12 rebounds and around three blocks per contest. La Canada’s defense is averaging just 45.3 points – a number that hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I know that they’re known for their defense and they’ve been holding teams to under 50 points pretty much all year and that’s a big concern,” Caudillo said. “We would definitely like to keep the tempo up and we need to shoot the ball well.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The CIF-Southern Section playoffs are always filled with feel-good stories. One can’t talk about this year’s playoffs without mentioning the La Canada High School boys basketball team. last_img read more

SPECIALIST PRIMARY SCHOOL GAELTACHT COURSE TO OPEN IN GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgIonad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth Dobhair.The ‘Óg’ Gaeltacht Summer Course is coming to Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth Dobhair!Coláiste na bhFiann has over 48 years experience in providing residential Gaeltacht courses within a ‘total immersion’ environment to ensure ample opportunity for natural conversation and fluency.Coláiste na bhFiann is delighted to announce a specialised, 2 week, ‘Óg’ course for primary school pupils in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair. So here is the when, where and who for!When? 3rd July 2016 – 16th July 2016Where? Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth DobhairWho for? 4th, 5th & 6th Class pupilsFor more information please contact us on:T: 01 8259342 E: [email protected] W: www.cnb.ieSPECIALIST PRIMARY SCHOOL GAELTACHT COURSE TO OPEN IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: April 25th, 2016 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

DONEGAL SWIMMERS GET READY FOR COMMUNITY GAMES NATIONAL FINALS

first_imgThe swimmers and their coaches.These are the Community Games swimmers who will represent Donegal in the national finals mid August.They are Oisin Sheridan, Stephen Hegarty, Cody Dunnion,, Conor Shiels, Shay Maloney, Molly Nulty, Ellen Russell, Thomas Coyle, Thomas Keys, Grainne Russell, Aoibheann O’Grady, Cara Nulty and Bronagh Sheridan.Also pictured coaches Sharon Maloney and Anthony Sheridan.Missing from picture Emma Bonar, Eoin Bonar, Conal Bonar, Cian Mulligan, Rory Boyce, Eva Mc Ginley, Jonathan Martin, Sean Pascaul and Sinead O Kane. These swimmers took a short rest break for three weeks at the end of the season in June before hitting the water again for an eight week training block. With a few weeks remaining they are ready to represent Donegal in the National finals.These swimmers have trained two days a week in Letterkenny and have teamed up with the rest of the county for training in Stranorlar with swimmers from Ballyshannon Meabh O’ Connor, Darragh Summerville, Caoimhe McCauley, Cora Rooney, Cian Rooney, Una Britton, Roisin Maguire, Bridin Maguire, Lauren McHugh, Ciara Gallagher and Katie McMullin. And swimmers from the Buncranna area Eadaoin O’Raw and Lucy Devlin with Coaches Kieran Summerville, Eddie Russell, Sinead Donagher and Anthony Sheridan.All swimmers will travel to Athlone wearing their county colours with pride in the hope of returning with medals from the the Community Games National Swimming Finals.DONEGAL SWIMMERS GET READY FOR COMMUNITY GAMES NATIONAL FINALS was last modified: August 2nd, 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) Tags:Community gamesdonegalswimmerslast_img read more