“Coronavirus has hit us hard but we have to cope”- Legon Cities FC

first_imgCommunications Director at Legon Cities FC, Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang, has told Citi Sports that the club is feeling the financial pinch caused by the freeze on public gatherings in Ghana due to the Coronavirus pandemic.The 4-week ban on public gatherings was activated by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, last Sunday during his address to the nation after the confirmation of 6 cases in the jurisdiction.After the address, the Ghana FA went on to state all football activities had been suspended per the President’s orders.Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang gave details to Citi Sports on what the ban would mean to Legon Cities FC especially in a financial and economic sense.“Obviously, there is a commercial value to this ban. We were preparing to face Dwarfs and Hearts of Oak and so, we had started putting things in place especially for the game against Hearts.Followers of the league will know that we usually have an artiste performing at some of out home matches and so, we had been speaking to some of these artistes in that regards.In addition, we were looking at making some money from the gate and we were also looking at completing some sponsorship deals.The freeze has cost the club a thing or to but lives are a lot more important and we have to stick with that narrative.”At the time of the ban on football activities in Ghana, Legon Cities had experienced a 2-0 loss to Medeama in Week 15 of the Ghana Premier League. The loss was their 5th of the season and it left them 14th on the league table.last_img read more

Forrest Pontious, Jr., Argonia: January 26, 1928 – Oct. 21, 2013

first_imgForrest PontiousForrest K. Pontious, Jr., of Argonia, died Monday, October 21, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice – St. Francis in Wichita, at the age of 85.  He was well known as a teacher, a coach, and an avid sportsman.  He was the much loved patriarch of a large family tree.  He was a dear friend to many.Forrest was born the son of Forrest K. Pontious and Helen May (Womeldorff) on January 26, 1928, in Savonburg, Kansas.  Growing up in the small towns of Southeastern he learned to love fishing and hunting, baseball and basketball.  Upon graduating from Desoto (Kansas) High School in 1945, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, and served through the end of World War II.  Upon his return, he entered college, first at Pittsburg State College (Pittsburg, Kansas), then on to Baker University (Baldwin, Kansas).  While at Baker, he married Alverna Lea Hume in Desoto, on June 19, 1948.  Together they raised five children and shared 59 years of marriage.After graduating from Baker in 1950, he began his teaching and coaching career with assignments at several Northeastern Kansas high schools.  In the summer of 1956, he and his family moved to Argonia, where he taught and coached for a total of 36 years.  He was serving in the role of high school principal at the time of his retirement in 1988, continuing as Girls’ Basketball Coach for another 4 years.  During his coaching tenure at Argonia High School, he led the Red Raiders to innumerable conference championships, and he brought home the Boys 1-A State Basketball championship trophy in 1969.  He loved children, and he loved coaching and teaching them.  He positively impacted hundreds of young people’s lives.Survivors include his sons, Steve Pontious and wife Kay of Katy, Texas; Rick Pontious and wife Tammy of Milan, Kansas; Dave Pontious and wife Brenda of Traverse City, Michigan; his daughter Jana Baker and husband Rick of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his sister Joan Cole and husband Ben of Bristol, Tennessee; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 1 niece and 2 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alverna, and his son Mike Pontious.His surviving family and friends will miss him greatly.  However, his children are very happy knowing he has gone to be with Mom, and that they are living in a place where the Red Raiders, the Jayhawks, and the Yankees win all their games, and where the fish never stop biting.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home in Wellington, Kansas from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2013, with family members present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Forrest will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday October 25, 2013, at the Argonia United Methodist Church, 307 North Main, Argonia, Kansas.  Interment will follow at the Argonia Cemetery.Memorials are being established in his loving memory with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market, Wichita, and also for the Forrest and Alverna Pontious – Argonia High School Memorial Fund.  Contributions should be left at or mailed to Day Funeral Home and Crematory.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home and Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

Live Tweets – Wellington vs. Paola semifinals

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

South Pasadena banks on Parish

first_img“This team finds a way to win,” South Pasadena coach Ali Parvaz said. “We found a way. Guys made plays, guys made rebounds. And what more can you say about Joshua Parish? Everybody calls him a football player, but he looked like a basketball player to me.” With the Tigers trailing 51-49 with 7.9 seconds left, senior Darin Nakauchi drove the length of the court and missed a game-tying layup. But Parish grabbed the rebound, banked it in and was fouled to set up his game-winning free-throw attempt with the score tied at 51. “We want to play the best and Price is a great team,” Parvaz said. “But they got to come to our house. You saw our crowd. This isn’t an easy place to come to.” fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He banked it hard off the glass, but it was all net as the crowd emptied on to the floor in a wild celebration. “You know what they tell you when you’re in YMCA, to hit the middle of the box,” said Parish, who finished with 10 points. “I didn’t care how I made it, I just had to make it.” The Tigers nearly blew a 46-39 lead with 2:36 remaining by giving up eight points in a row to trail 47-46 with 1:11 remaining. But Amir Mohamadzadeh, who finished with a team-high 14 points, hit a 3-pointer to put the Tigers back in front, 49-47, and set up a wild finish. The Tigers (21-9) will host eight-time defending V-A champion Price (25-4), which moved up to III-AA this season, in Friday’s quarterfinals. center_img SOUTH PASADENA – In one of the great finishes in South Pasadena High School history, senior Joshua Parish banked in a free throw with 1.8 seconds left to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 52-51 victory over visiting Windward in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday. And if that wasn’t Hollywood enough, the theatrical ending came in front of actor Denzel Washington, who was in attendance to watch his son Malcolm, who plays for Windward. last_img read more