Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nmsbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-54-150x150.png Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ 32 32 Muehlner to field two LMP3s for the Rolex 24 https://nmsbaseball.com/muehlner-to-field-two-lmp3s-for-the-rolex-24/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:02:30 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/muehlner-to-field-two-lmp3s-for-the-rolex-24/ Florida-based Muehlner Motorsports will field two LMP3 appearances later this month at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. In a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship class dominated by the Ligier chassis, Bernhard Muehlner’s pair of Duqueine D08 LMP3 will add variety to the pro-am class while helping the team owner reach a milestone by competing in his 48e […]]]>

Florida-based Muehlner Motorsports will field two LMP3 appearances later this month at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

In a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship class dominated by the Ligier chassis, Bernhard Muehlner’s pair of Duqueine D08 LMP3 will add variety to the pro-am class while helping the team owner reach a milestone by competing in his 48e 24 hour endurance race.

The # 6 Duqueine D08, pole and podium at Rolex 24 last year, features the return of Moritz Kranz and newcomers Efrin Castro, Ayrton Ori, Joel Miller.

“I’m really looking forward to the 60th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway,” said Kranz. “I have no doubt that Bernhard and the whole team at Muehlner Motorsports America will give us the drivers a competitive Duqueine D08 LMP3, which will allow us to fight for the win and could add another victory to our fruitful cooperation.”

Entry # 26 features Nolan Siegel, Cameron Shields, Charles Crews and Ugo De Wilde.

“I am very happy to join Muehlner Motorsports for the Rolex 24,” said Siegel, 17, who finished eighth in the 2021 USF2000 championship. “This will be my first time competing in the race and I’m happy it’s with such an experienced group of people and great co-drivers. It will be a challenge, but we’re here to win it and I can’t wait to be on the right track!

The Rolex 24 kicks off with the Roar Before The 24 test at Daytona, which runs from January 21 to 23. Track action for the Rolex 24 begins on January 27, pole positions for all five categories will be established on January 28, and the race runs from January 29 to 30. Coverage of the event is provided by NBC Sports


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Men’s football: All-Stater member Matt Pierce tops the Lions’ list of winners. | Latest sports https://nmsbaseball.com/mens-football-all-stater-member-matt-pierce-tops-the-lions-list-of-winners-latest-sports/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/mens-football-all-stater-member-matt-pierce-tops-the-lions-list-of-winners-latest-sports/ NORTH STONINGTON – If you’re playing on the Wheeler High boys’ soccer team, you better get used to playing any position on the pitch. Full-backs don’t just specialize in defense. Forwards don’t just stay in front. “It’s like basketball,” Wheeler coach Joe Mendonca said. “When we have the ball, we are on offense. When the […]]]>

NORTH STONINGTON – If you’re playing on the Wheeler High boys’ soccer team, you better get used to playing any position on the pitch. Full-backs don’t just specialize in defense. Forwards don’t just stay in front.

“It’s like basketball,” Wheeler coach Joe Mendonca said. “When we have the ball, we are on offense. When the other team has the ball, we are on defense. Unlike basketball, it’s not 94 feet. The pitch is 100 yards long and About 50 meters wide. “

This may explain why Wheeler’s back all rocked the scoring column. The team effort is also why the Lions, who don’t exhibit enormous depth as a small school, are maximizing their skills to cover all points on the pitch while fielding a representative team.

This year was no different. Wheeler qualified for the CIAC Class S State tournament, posted an 8-9 record, which included three overtime losses, and placed four in the ECC Division IV first team.

Senior Matt Pierce topped the All-ECC roster and added Class S All-State first-team recognition after leading Wheeler with 22 goals and six assists.

“Matt is a southpaw and a great finisher,” said Mendonca. “He’s been effective for us for four years. The defenses are designed to stop kickers with the right foot, so Matt as a left-hander was a particular threat.”

Senior Grant Colsen made All-ECC as a center-back. He played offensively with five assists.

“We moved Grant from midfield to the back to solidify our defense,” Mendonca said. “He was another four-year-old like Matt.”

Michael Caster was selected for the All-ECC First Team after scoring five goals.

“Michael played forward but we moved him to midfield because we had to replace him [graduated] Lukas Jones, “Mendonca said.” He’s a complete player who can stand out anywhere on the pitch. “

Junior Owen Foberg also made All-ECC as a defender, shining mainly as a center-back.

“Foberg came from midfield and did a good job at the back,” Mendonca said. “He will be our captain next year and return to midfield.”

Freshman Kieran Boscoe made an honorable mention for ECC Division IV in midfield after contributing one goal and four assists. Pierce made the varsity athlete roster and senior Tim Robarge was selected to the sportsmanship team.


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Sports stars who died in 2021, remembered by those who knew them https://nmsbaseball.com/sports-stars-who-died-in-2021-remembered-by-those-who-knew-them/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/sports-stars-who-died-in-2021-remembered-by-those-who-knew-them/ It’s amazing to think of the hurdles women like Cecilia would have had to overcome to keep playing cricket when they did. I am amazed at how difficult it must have been, and how much spirit and determination Cecilia and her teammates had. It’s not just the fact that they often raised their own money […]]]>

It’s amazing to think of the hurdles women like Cecilia would have had to overcome to keep playing cricket when they did. I am amazed at how difficult it must have been, and how much spirit and determination Cecilia and her teammates had. It’s not just the fact that they often raised their own money – even if it’s so impressive – but I know from playing in 2021 that you always have to deal with the odd raised eyebrow when you’re a player. woman in sports and Cecilia made her test debut in 1949! It was women like Cecilia – and Eileen Ash, who we also lost this year – who paved the way for me and my teammates to do what we do professionally. We owe them a huge debt and we are very grateful to them. We will think of them when we take the pitch at the Ashes and the World Cup in 2022. We know they would cheer us on and hope for a win in England.


Siobhan Cattigan – by Gillian Duncan, Director of Women and Girls at the Stirling County RFC

“Siobhan was one of the nicest, most passionate people most of us have had the pleasure of pitching,” said Gillian Duncan. Sport Telegraph, following the tragic death of Scotland rugby international Siobhan Cattigan on November 26, 2021 at the age of 26. wasn’t afraid to join the boys in showing them exactly what she was made of.

A talented full-back – Cattigan won her first international cap for Scotland at the 2018 Women’s Six Nations and won 19 overall caps for her country – Cattigan was the cornerstone of the County Stirling women’s team, where she played her rugby club in the Scottish Women’s Premier, while her contributions off the pitch have earned her the greatest admiration.

“As she progressed in rugby, she was more than happy to attend training sessions with younger players to encourage them, help them and show what one could achieve when one worked hard – the girls loved it! ” Duncan said. “Off the pitch she was a loyal and caring daughter, sister and friend. There is a Shibby shaped hole in our hearts that will never be filled.


Dorothy Manley, British sprinter and European relay champion

Dorothy Parlett (née Manley) was one of the last British athletes to win a medal at the 1948 London Olympics, before her death last month at the age of 94.

In an interview with the Telegraph last year, she spoke of the dedication of today’s athletes, after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics: “They are preparing for next year now – it was unheard of in my time. Now they have four years to prepare, but four years before ours there was a war and you didn’t think of it that way at all.

However, Parlett played down her own dedication, as before London 1948 she gave up working full time as a secretary with the Suez Canal Company to focus on her sprint and took unpaid leave to compete in the Games. After traveling to Wembley Stadium by tube, she was second in 12.2 seconds in the 100m. Her silver medal was worth it, Parlett’s tears of joy on the podium showed how well she had ranked her achievement. In 1951, she became the world record holder after being part of the British 4×220-yard relay team, and during her career she recorded a personal best of 12 seconds in the 100m. Her career was interrupted in 1952 by a thyroid disease and she became a teacher, especially in physical education.


Gillian Sheen, British Olympic fencing champion

Gillian Sheen remains the only British Olympic gold medalist in fencing, having climbed to the podium at the 1956 Melbourne Games. A dental surgeon by profession, she is said to have strengthened her wrists by pulling out teeth. She kept herself in shape with a meal of steak and a glass of burgundy after each workout.

Considered a rank outsider before the first Games in which electronic scoring was introduced, The daily telegraph hailed his triumph in individual foil as “a victory for modern classical fencing”. A seven-time national champion, she followed her Olympic success with a Commonwealth Games title in 1958.

Born in Willesden on August 21, 1928 to Ethel (née Powell) and Ronald Sheen, the youngest of four children, Sheen began fencing as a boarder at North Foreland Lodge School in Kent. She then went on to study dentistry at University College Hospital, where she won the all-time high five consecutive university women’s championships.

Sheen’s book – Instructions to Young Fencers – was published in 1958 before she won her tenth and final British Championship in 1960. She retired from competitive fencing three years later. In 2019, she was named MBE for her services to sport.


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Year in review: five ways Minnesotans influenced national politics in 2021 https://nmsbaseball.com/year-in-review-five-ways-minnesotans-influenced-national-politics-in-2021/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:38:58 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/year-in-review-five-ways-minnesotans-influenced-national-politics-in-2021/ REUTERS / Joshua Roberts Senator Amy Klobuchar helped local entertainment venues with the act of saving our stages. 2021 has been a dynamic year for Congress: the year began with an insurgency on the United States Capitol; lawmakers adopted the US bailout to stimulate the economy and provide assistance to those in need during the […]]]>

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Senator Amy Klobuchar helped local entertainment venues with the act of saving our stages.

2021 has been a dynamic year for Congress: the year began with an insurgency on the United States Capitol; lawmakers adopted the US bailout to stimulate the economy and provide assistance to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic; the United States withdrew from 20 years of military engagement in Afghanistan; the delta and omicron variants have jumped; and an infrastructure bill was passed, after years of failure.

Members of the Minnesota congressional delegation attended all of these events and more, and other Minnesota residents played important roles in influencing national politics. While the options are almost endless, here are five major moments the Minnesotans made a difference nationally this year.

1. The Minnesotans at the White House

Several Minnesota residents entered one of the most powerful offices in the world this year. Denis McDonough, a native of Stillwater, is Biden’s Veterans Secretary. Jake Sullivan, a graduate of Southwest High School in Minneapolis, is a National Security Advisor.

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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Sullivan has been a key player in national security policy surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan this summer, while he was also responsible for directing U.S. policy on cyber attacks and an earthquake in Haiti. The New York Times called it a “figure of fascination and schadenfreude”.

Sullivan’s younger brother, Tom Sullivan, is also fairly high up in government: Tom is deputy chief of staff for policy at the State Department. And the brothers’ wives, Rose Sullivan and Maggie Goodlander, also hold senior positions in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice, respectively.

The family was also closely linked to Klobuchar’s political life: at various times from 2007 to 2015, Jake was the senator’s legal counsel, Tom was his deputy chief of staff, and Rose was his chief of staff. Talk about a political family in Minnesota.

2. Senator Klobuchar helped local entertainment venues with the act of saving our stages

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed entertainment venues like First Avenue and the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in 2020, and the pandemic continued to rage in 2021, many businesses feared they would disappear for good.

After speaking with First Avenue President and CEO Dana Frank, Senator Amy Klobuchar said she has decided to introduce the Save Our Stages Act, which established the grant program for closed site operators. . The program included $ 16 billion in grants to places such as concert halls, cinemas and museums that were forced to close during the pandemic. The Save Our Stages law was incorporated into a coronavirus relief program that was passed in January, and the program received additional funding through the US bailout that was passed in the spring.

The distribution of funds did not go as smoothly as many would have liked – the Small Business Administration, which was responsible for getting the money back into the hands of business owners, was overwhelmed by demand and demand. grant money was delayed for several months.

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Still, the money has helped many local Twin Cities sites stay afloat during the pandemic.

“One of my biggest worries is that people will think this is a godsend for us,” said Christine Sagstetter, Interim President and CEO of Ordway. “But these [funds] are needed just to make us survive. I also don’t want to deny that there were other people who tried to help us survive, and we were grateful. This community in the Twin Cities is very philanthropic and it is heartwarming.

3. Senator Tina Smith and Representative Ilhan Omar asked for more money for child care

Senator Tina Smith has long been an advocate for more money in the hands of parents and child care providers, and has worked on this issue especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith joined with Senator Elizabeth Warren in supporting a $ 50 billion plan to help child care providers facing declining enrollments threatening the survival of the industry.

The $ 50 billion went to the Americans as part of the US bailout, and Minnesota received about $ 550 million in aid from the deal.

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Rep. Ilhan omar

Representative Ilhan Omar also drafted an amendment to the Build Back Better law that would put in place a system for what Democrats call universal child care. The system is implemented in stages, where those with the lowest family income would receive free child care and families above the program threshold would still pay no more than seven percent of their annual income in child care costs. of children.

The amendment has been celebrated by child care advocates and parents alike, but the fate of the Build Back Better Act is still not clear in Congress and will not be voted on until next year.

4. Members of Congress from Minnesota have worked tirelessly to get people out of Afghanistan

The first flood of requests began in August, and after a week, Congressional offices were receiving hundreds of calls and emails from relatives and friends of people stranded in Afghanistan as the US military withdrew. from the country.

Third District Representative Dean Phillips told MinnPost how a tweet he sent with contact information people could use to ask for help spread like wildfire on social media. and refugee aid organizations. The tweet and others like it meant that Phillips’ team, mostly in their twenties, were suddenly tasked with working around the clock to help people escape the escalation of the situation in Afghanistan.

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“Members of Congress will often take credit,” said Phillips. “But the truth is, the real hard work, the hard work, the very emotional hard work in this case as well, is the result of outstanding young public servants.”

US Air Force loaders and pilots assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, loading passengers aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the evacuation of Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

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US Air Force loaders and pilots assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, loading passengers aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the evacuation of Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Phillips’ team wasn’t the only one receiving calls and emails around the clock, however – other members of the Minnesota delegation said they were contacted by voters for weeks as they tried. to get their family, friends and colleagues out of Afghanistan.

“The extraordinarily long nights and weekends of the past two weeks have been exhausting but cannot be compared to the emotional toll it places on these families who fear for the lives of their loved ones,” said a staff member at the Phillips team.

5. Representative Emmer sets the stage for Congress to act on cryptocurrency

Representative Tom Emmer focused on the booming cryptocurrency market, and he says he has finally caught the attention of other members of Congress.

Representative Tom Emmer

Representative Tom Emmer

For the uninitiated, cryptocurrency is digital money that takes its name from the encryption used to keep it secure. Cryptocurrency uses blockchain technology, a massive, decentralized network of computers that keeps track of transactions. Cryptocurrency can, in some cases, be used to purchase goods and services, but in the United States, it is better known as an investment, functioning the same as stock market investments, with owners buying and selling at as the value of a currency rises and falls.

Now Emmer says it’s up to Congress to make rules and regulations for the new technology, and believes that over the next decade it will be used as much as the regular US dollar.


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What I learned: Aaron Donald makes a late run for Defensive Player of the Year https://nmsbaseball.com/what-i-learned-aaron-donald-makes-a-late-run-for-defensive-player-of-the-year/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 19:12:37 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/what-i-learned-aaron-donald-makes-a-late-run-for-defensive-player-of-the-year/ Matthew Stafford will wake up this morning with a lot of hatred after a terrible performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. His performance of 197 yards, three interceptions and a touchdown earned him a QBR of 46.8, his lowest of the season. He often went into double coverage and missed open receivers, but the […]]]>

Matthew Stafford will wake up this morning with a lot of hatred after a terrible performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. His performance of 197 yards, three interceptions and a touchdown earned him a QBR of 46.8, his lowest of the season. He often went into double coverage and missed open receivers, but the Los Angeles Rams always came away with a win.

The sign of a good team is one that has the ability to win even when their quarterback is playing some of their worst football. An even better team is one that overcomes adversity. Despite all the disappointment with Stafford, the past two weeks for the Rams’ facility have been hectic. Forced to a short week due to a Covid-19 outbreak, players had to “train” remotely for much of the two-week period. No matter what time it is late in the season, Stafford is always working to build relationships with his receivers and missing those reps live with them is costly, especially with Odell Beckham Jr. always adjusting to the ‘team.

Los Angeles is peaking at just the right time as they fight for an NFC West crown after already winning their playoff ticket. Stafford will need to improve on the home stretch, but he has already proven over the weeks that he can be the elite. After a few irregular weeks, hopefully there will be some semblance of normalcy this week as LA prepares to face the Baltimore Ravens.

Until we get too far ahead of ourselves, here are four more things I learned in week 16.

This team can win in several ways

When Stafford was not at his best, everyone on the team took a big step forward to claim victory. After Ernest Jones came out with an injury, Travin Howard replaced and in his first snap of the game he intercepted a downhill pass into the corner of the end zone. The offensive line performed admirably given their predicament, including dealing with an injury in the game to starting center Brian Allen and left guard Andrew Whitworth with Covid-19. Stafford hasn’t been sacked once and they helped propel Sony Michel to a 131-yard rushing day.

When their quarterback threw interceptions on their own turf, the defensive unit as a whole kept the Vikings from climbing the scoring and forced them to settle for field goals instead. Jalen Ramsey’s days as a passer appear to be almost over after sticking to Justin Jefferson like glue for most of the game. He only allowed the aspiring star to catch four receptions for 40 yards when he was in charge of cover. The defensive line conceded three sacks and left Kirk Cousins ​​uncomfortable for most of the game. While the scoreboard may have Minnesota at 23 points, the defense has played some of their best football given the circumstances their offense put them in.

Aaron Donald did not lose a step

If we’re looking for the reasons the Rams found a way to win when some pieces of the puzzle were missing, look no further than Convenience Store Aaron Donald for the answer. Donald continues to plead for Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the game with three tackles for a loss, one sack and seven presses from the quarterback. His effectiveness in the running game has also been one of the most impressive footballs I have seen this year.

The defensive line takes on its full meaning at the end of the season. Von Miller becomes more and more comfortable over the weeks, Leonard Floyd continues to prove why he had his payday and Greg Gaines becomes a beast in his own right. It’s obvious the teams are showing more respect to the guys around Donald, finally freeing Donald to show his ruin talent. With the future Hall of Fame playing some of his best football starting in January, the defense is finally reaching elite levels after questions arose about Raheem Morris’ plan at the start of the season.

Brandon Powell to the rescue

At the start of the 2021 season, Los Angeles had what appeared to be a loot of riches back on the special teams position. Louisville’s elusive rookie Tutu Atwell seemed like the more exciting option, but a veteran who still had a quick stride in DeSean Jackson and an underdog in Jake Funk were other options as well. It clearly didn’t go well, as Tutu Atwell and Jake Funk were injured early in the season, and Jackson wanted to come out after realizing it was Cooper Kupp’s show at THE.

With all the backhands in position, it was Kupp who fielded the majority of the punts. It was evident, however, that the position was only temporary for the LA superstar, who was too busy breaking franchise and NFL records to worry about punt return homework.

This became more evident in a Week 12 match against the Green Bay Packers that the return position of the punt had to be determined, and quickly. JJ Koski got the nod from the practice squad to play the role of the Rams’ returning man, but damaging turnover on a comeback was enough proof he wasn’t. the answer.

In week 13 against Jacksonville JaguarsIt became the spectacle of Brandon Powell when he took the opening kickoff from 65 yards. Fresh out of free agency, Powell has become the answer to the rematch on special teams.

Which brings us back to this week. As the offense looked to give the game to the Vikings in a well-deserved win to take the division’s top spot, Powell fielded a punt on his own 39-yard line. He made his way to the sideline, pointed to the only defender left to block, and turned on the throws en route to the end zone, ending it all with a flip over the white line.

It was only the second punt return for a touchdown all season, and the first for the Rams organization since Tavon Austin made it in 2015 against the Seattle Seahawks. The touchdown meant far more than just six points for LA, it meant stability in a position they have lacked throughout the season.

This team is reminiscent of that of 2018 super bowl team

If you were to watch the tape at the start of the season and compare it to LA’s last four wins, the teams’ identities would be very different. Sean McVay’s offense was defined by quick scoring, chunky play and relying on the pass to set the run up to start the season. An embarrassing Week 9 loss for the Tennessee Titans, however, brought the Rams’ top-flight attack to a standstill and gave the rest of the league the plan to defeat LA, leading to a three-game losing streak.

Something similar happened during the Rams’ Super Bowl season in 2018. Although McVay ended defensive football with an offense that plotted the wide-opening receivers, the Chicago Bear humiliated the NFL’s top team by limiting Jared Goff and his company to just six points. Los Angeles would then lose their next game against the Philadelphia Eagles before ending their losing streak against the Arizona Cardinals next week. In that year’s playoffs, McVay turned to a first-class offense, straddling the duo of Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson throughout the playoffs and into the Promised Lands.

After their losing streak in the middle of this season, McVay went from Stafford to the shotgun for most of the game and instead opted to drop him behind center and use a heavy running pattern with action from game to set up big minimizes the pitch. Michel finished the game with 27 runs, the most attempts by a Rams forward this season. In the four games they’ve won since their losing streak ended in Week 13, three of their four games in LA have passed the 100-yard mark; something they haven’t done once in their three-game losing streak.

The Rams changed their offensive identity and returned to what brought McVay and his team to the Super Bowl in 2018. With Cam Akers set to go for the playoffs, the duo of him and Michel could be a dangerous combo for the defenses. opponents to contain. This time around, however, they’ve got a quarterback who can make all the throws and a defense that’s currently playing at an elite level.

What did you learn against the Vikings? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!


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I WILL BE BACK | World sports https://nmsbaseball.com/i-will-be-back-world-sports/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 01:17:18 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/i-will-be-back-world-sports/ Since being struck in the helmet while lining up in their first test match against Sri Lanka on November 21 in Galle, Jeremy Solozano has recovered and has said he will be back “soon” in great shape and that he would be “stronger than before”. The 26-year-old left-handed opener has had a tight schedule since […]]]>

Since being struck in the helmet while lining up in their first test match against Sri Lanka on November 21 in Galle, Jeremy Solozano has recovered and has said he will be back “soon” in great shape and that he would be “stronger than before”.

The 26-year-old left-handed opener has had a tight schedule since the incident and was more easily approaching full practice before Christmas weekend.

“I worked a lot with the physiotherapy and medical team and they advised me accordingly. I listened to them, ”he told the Sunday Express before Christmas.

“The moment I got hit they said I needed a rest, that’s what I did, but I’m getting over that phase and they have a schedule and it’s just for me to do it. Track and get back to 100% physical shape. soon. I will come back stronger next year! he said.

“I feel like I’m already ready to be back, but I’m taking it slow and coming back up gradually,” added the left-handed opener.

As for the future, Solozano is looking forward to the four-day regional tournament set to take place in February ahead of the English Caribbean tour.

He said next year’s four-day games will be very important to everyone as players seek to secure a selection to the West Indies squad for their first round of testing of 2022.

“I am looking forward to the four day tournament and I think it will be a confidence boost for all players. It’s just a matter of going step by step and for me, it’s just going there and having a few runs under my belt because runs are confidence, ”explained Solozano.

Thinking back to the Sri Lankan series, Solozano said that although he was absent for most of the two tests, he learned a lot about the tour just by being a part of the squad and chatting with the senior players.

“I think I got a lot of knowledge from these other guys and it was really important because it was my first game so I just tried to feed them a bit and try to get some lessons … for sure the experience will help me to become better and also to be stronger mentally ”, he declared.

“Despite the inability to strike and be substituted, I think I still learned a lot from this experience. Just by training with these guys I think I learned a lot, ”he continued.

“I also had a lot of conversations with head coach Phil Simmons and Monte (Desai), the batting coach and all of the assistant coaches. These guys really helped me a lot and when they see something they will come and tell you so you can improve your game. I think the training was also very competitive and you can only learn from it. and improve yourself, ”Solozano said.


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NOTICE: The demonstration in front of the doctor’s home was appalling https://nmsbaseball.com/notice-the-demonstration-in-front-of-the-doctors-home-was-appalling/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 05:11:40 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/notice-the-demonstration-in-front-of-the-doctors-home-was-appalling/ It was Thanksgiving in 2020 and Lambton’s medical officer of health was on one of his weekly morning radio calls, providing a “community update” on COVID-19. I listened with curiosity as host Sue Storr interrupted Dr Sudit Ranade (whom she was interviewing by phone) and asked her to open her front door. It turns out […]]]>

It was Thanksgiving in 2020 and Lambton’s medical officer of health was on one of his weekly morning radio calls, providing a “community update” on COVID-19.

I listened with curiosity as host Sue Storr interrupted Dr Sudit Ranade (whom she was interviewing by phone) and asked her to open her front door.

It turns out it was Ranade’s birthday, and the radio station had arranged to deliver cupcakes and balloons to his home, right in the middle of the interview.

“I think his children’s reaction was invaluable because they were the ones who were screaming,” Storr recalls with a laugh.

It was a gesture of thanks for a guy who had been put in the spotlight and tasked with navigating the community through an unprecedented pandemic.

You could hear the gratitude in his voice – a voice that has become a staple for many listening to his briefings, answering questions on all things COVID-19.

“We just thought, ‘You know what? The guy has been doing a lot of things through COVID-19. Let’s just surprise him with a little something, ”Storr said. “I think he was happy to be recognized, but then he was back to work.”

Fast forward to last week, when the scene outside the doctor’s door turned ugly.

A group of around 50 “protesters” armed with placards and voice amplifiers marched down its street and even rang the doorbell at the family home, The Observer reported.

Members of the group told reporters they were angry with children’s vaccines and mask warrants. Most would not give their names.

“He has a young family,” Storr said. “Do you want to protest? Not on someone’s lawn. There is simply no respect.

During an interview last week, Ranade told me that the protesters had crossed the line of common decency.

“There are a lot of ways to make your voice heard without making people feel unsafe, and that’s what is happening,” he said. “It is overwhelming for me and all of my family.”

“But I also still have a job to do.”

When asked how he was doing, he admitted, “We are very tired. We are all stressed out. But that’s everyone, we are no exception.

This sentiment was echoed by Andrew Taylor, general manager of Lambton’s public health services.

“We have a tremendous workforce; they’re resilient, they’re engaged – but they’re exhausted, ”he said. “There is a lot of fatigue setting in, and we need to be concerned about the mental health and well-being of our own team.”

Between mass vaccinations, contact tracing, commissioning the COVID-19 call center, and tracking the province’s ever-changing policies, “we’re still going seven days a week,” Taylor said. “And you can imagine that tension.

“This is the first time I’ve seen staff quit and leave with over 15 years of experience after saying, ‘I’ve had enough.’

With news of the Omicron variant and even more pressure on the healthcare system looming, Taylor admitted, “There’s really no light at the end of the tunnel.

“The arc is going to break at some point.”

The days of pot-bang and thank-you may be over, but our healthcare workers haven’t slowed down; they are still in the trenches, working tirelessly to keep the community safe and informed.

Hope they find some peace and rest during this vacation.

And unless you show up with a thank you sign or Christmas carol, avoid their lawn.


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San Diego Padres could have Eric Hosmer back in 2022 https://nmsbaseball.com/san-diego-padres-could-have-eric-hosmer-back-in-2022/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/san-diego-padres-could-have-eric-hosmer-back-in-2022/ San Diego Padres Eric hosmer had a checkered 2021 season. He had a hot April (.310) and July (.355) but a cold June (0.172) and August (0.244). His problems at home could force the Padres to seek improvement at first baseline, much like they did before last season’s trade deadline. However, the path to acquiring […]]]>

San Diego Padres Eric hosmer had a checkered 2021 season. He had a hot April (.310) and July (.355) but a cold June (0.172) and August (0.244). His problems at home could force the Padres to seek improvement at first baseline, much like they did before last season’s trade deadline. However, the path to acquiring a viable alternative could close, allowing Hosmer to return in 2022.

Hosmer is an underrated run producer

The scout report on Hosmer is that he has a great glove with a good left stick. However, his bat comes alive with baserunners in scoring position. Who could argue? Hosmer hit 90 or more points in four of the five seasons between 2015-19.

In 2020, Hosmer was a key contributor to the brothers making the playoffs in the season shortened by COVID. He reached 0.287 / 0.333 OBP / 0.517 SLG with nine HRs and 36 RBIs in 38 games played. Hosmer’s shot percentage (0.851) was the highest in his days with the Kansas City Royals.

His fielding was also remarkable. He made just two mistakes in 236 defensive chances. It’s safe to say that Hosmer was a wizard with the glove and the bat. Defense has been the calling card of his career, but Hosmer will be best remembered for delivering some hits this season. They helped send the brothers to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

The 2021 season has been a disappointment

But that was not the case last season. Hosmer posted .269 .337 OBP / .395 SLG with 104 OPS + and 1.0 WAR in 151 matches. However, after digesting all of its statistical numbers. Hosmer was not as disappointing as the Faithful Brothers sang during the Padres’ disgrace last summer.

He hit his career average in hard-hit percentage (47.3%) and above his career average in line driving percentage (23.2%). But there are concerns that Hosmer hit career lows in rushing percentage (55.7%) and flyballs (14.8%) last season.

Another unstable campaign could at best cloud his future with the club.

Could the San Diego Padres be in the market to replace Hosmer?

At this point in Hosmer’s career, the Padres would like to find him a taker in the commercial market. But there’s a catch, the Friars owe Hosmer $ 60 million on his initial eight-year / $ 144 million free agent contract. The organization may have to sacrifice one of the minor league’s top prospects to move Hosmer out of town. Swapping his contract will give the brothers the financial flexibility to improve other areas on the roster.

What type of player do the Padres see as a significant improvement at first base over Hosmer? Well, that person has to match him defensively in position, but offer more point production from the batter’s box.

What Matt Olson Offers to the San Diego Padres

One player to watch is Oakland Athletics Matt Olson. It should be available in the commercial market once A’s start tearing down their list. However, the team’s front office has not decided when the rebuilding process will officially begin.

The Friars would acquire one of baseball’s best left-handed hitters today. Olson averaged 40 HR and 105 RBI over a 162-game campaign. Last season, he hit 39 HR with 111 RBIs and scored 101 points. Can you imagine the production of Olson if he beat between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado? Plus, his power swing will take full advantage of the baseball drop in the jury area in right field.

The A’s will expect a huge return in any potential trade. The only caveat for the team that acquires Olson is that they will have him under control for the next two seasons. The Padres are the perfect business partner as they have a pool of prospects who can become building blocks for the next A-contested ball club.

This is all to no avail if the brothers cannot find a business partner for Hosmer.

But the current lockout has shown the harsh reality that few teams are interested in taking extra pay off their ledgers. The longer this labor dispute lasts, the more time for teams to negotiate trades decreases.

So, it’s hard to see anyone other than Hosmer playing for the Friars’ first goal at the start of the 2022 season.


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Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Salem-Camb. lead local teams at the Chickanis tournament | High School Wrestling on PS Varsity https://nmsbaseball.com/glens-falls-hudson-falls-salem-camb-lead-local-teams-at-the-chickanis-tournament-high-school-wrestling-on-ps-varsity/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 01:08:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/glens-falls-hudson-falls-salem-camb-lead-local-teams-at-the-chickanis-tournament-high-school-wrestling-on-ps-varsity/ Chickanis tournament Team scores 1. Colony 254, 2. Carthage 178 1/2, 3. Glens Falls 139, 4. Hudson Falls 111, 4. Salem-Cambridge 111, 6. Burlington 102, 7. La Salle 75, 8. South High 64, 9 Scotia 53, 10. Schenectady 41, 11. Berne-Knox 16. Championship finals 102 – Ayden Downing (Carth) pinned Vincent Mastrianni (Col), 1:26 110 […]]]>

Chickanis tournament

Team scores

1. Colony 254, 2. Carthage 178 1/2, 3. Glens Falls 139, 4. Hudson Falls 111, 4. Salem-Cambridge 111, 6. Burlington 102, 7. La Salle 75, 8. South High 64, 9 Scotia 53, 10. Schenectady 41, 11. Berne-Knox 16.

Championship finals

102 – Ayden Downing (Carth) pinned Vincent Mastrianni (Col), 1:26

110 – 1. Avi Berg (GF), 2. Landon Copley (Carth).

118 – 1. Shay Sinitiere (Carth), 2. Colin Diffee (HuF).

126 – Brogan Fielding (Carth) Dec. Calvin Conti (Sco), 11-6.

132 – Ben Rounds (Col) pinned Kyle Bink (SC) 4:25.

138 – Thad Miller (Col) pinned Woudener Clement (Col), 1:08.

145 – 1. Ayden Grieve (GF), 2. Kevin Regan (Col).

152 – Eli Johnson (GF) Dec. Sean Heaney (HuF), 9-5.

160 – John Truesdell (Col) pinned Skyler Sturdevant (GF), 1:42.

172 – Ray Hutton (LSI) Dec. Jesse Mullis (HuF), 8-3.

189 – Joshua Ahrens (SGF) Dec. Ronan Noke (Bur), 5-2.

215 – Timmy Vadnais (Bur) pinned Will Hotaling (Col), 1:41.

285 – Jaydon Aquirre-Hamlin (Col) pinned Bilal Moqbil (Col), 5:52.

Consolation finals

102 – Henry Dill (SC) pinned Kolt Wojtowecz (Sco), 0:41.

110 – 3. Justin Mullis (HuF), 4. Dylan Keech (SGF).

118 – 3. Guy Jabert (Col), 4. Donovan Witko (Schen).

126 – Gavin Krywy (HuF) Dec. Josh Harris (Carth), 4-0.

132 – Nick Silva (Bur) pinned Julien Dickens (SGF), 1:47.

138 – Brayton Cary (SC) pinned Alex Vanderpool (GF), 1:53.

145 – 3. Ethan Nolan (HuF), 4. Jacob Frost (Bur).

152 – Avry LaGasse (Carth) pinned Riley Hartman (LSI), 2:21.

160 – Hunter Parker (BK) Dec. E-Sonne Ponzo (Schen), 9-5.

172 – Sean NeJaime (LSI) pinned Hunter Sanderson (Carth), 1:59.

189 – Quinn Donaldson (SC) pinned Ahmad Kiswani (Bur), 1:20.

215 – Lucas Martindale (SC) pinned Rylie Burr (SC), 1:54.

285 – Jacob Monaghan (Carth) pinned Ayman Elsiddig (Schen), 1:31.

REMARK: Some weight classes have been organized as round robin tournaments.


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Brentford manager says Premier League should postpone weekend games to save holiday calendar https://nmsbaseball.com/brentford-manager-says-premier-league-should-postpone-weekend-games-to-save-holiday-calendar/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 06:02:55 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/brentford-manager-says-premier-league-should-postpone-weekend-games-to-save-holiday-calendar/ In the past two weeks, Tottenham Hotspur has seen their matches postponed as the team has a COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, Spurs saw their clashes against Stade Rennais, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City. However, Tottenham are not alone in trying to contain the outbreak that is running through their facilities, leading to […]]]>

In the past two weeks, Tottenham Hotspur has seen their matches postponed as the team has a COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, Spurs saw their clashes against Stade Rennais, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City.

However, Tottenham are not alone in trying to contain the outbreak that is running through their facilities, leading to several positive tests. Brentford is one of the other clubs dealing with their COVID-19 issues.

As a result, manager Thomas Frank believes this weekend’s Premier League fixtures should be postponed to save the rest of the festive fixtures as it allows them to clean things up and maneuver their squad.

“We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend,” said Frank, with Air sports relay his words. “Covid cases are exploding in all Premier League clubs; everyone faces it and has problems.

“Postponing that round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone at least a week, or four or five days to clean up and do everything on the training ground, so everything is clean and you break the chain. ”

Frank believes these days will keep the festive fixtures on schedule, as he doesn’t want any interruptions until the Boxing Day and New Years games.

“We fully respect the fact that we want to play, and it’s important that football continues, and that way we can make sure Boxing Day continues. I’m 100 percent sure of it, ”added Frank.

“This variant of Omicron is working like wildfire around the world, and I think we need to do everything we can to protect and avoid it. I think there is a lot we can do by shutting down the training grounds for three, four or five days and then we can start over. ”

It doesn’t look like the league will go down that route, but they’ve made a habit of postponing games a few hours before kick-off. Therefore, there is no way to tell what this weekend will look like as some teams continue to contain the number of cases in their squad that prevent them from fielding a competitive squad.


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