Juan Cortés “The townspeople say they haven’t seen the stadium like this since 1996, when they reached the semifinals” Juan Cortés (Jaén, 1983) is one of those Spanish coaches who think that the end justifies the means. That’s why he never thought twice about packing. He has worked in Spain, Thailand, Mexico, Paraguay, Japan, Vietnam and El Salvador, where after a bitter stage in Independiente de San Vicente he has achieved the desire of every technician: the reins of a project. After finishing the opening opening, 11 Sports He gave him the bench. The Andalusian made more than a dozen signings and three months later he is leader of the Clausura.“Nobody imagined that after 10 days we could go first, but we have gone from being surprise to reality. Being a surprise lasts two or three games, but 10? We have already played against all the greats and we are still leaders. We are going to make a great tournament“, Cortes admits to AS. The first position, the Spanish recognizes,” is the reward for all the work done. “Juan Cortés prioritized the sports section over the economic one. A condition? Create a template in his image and likeness: “We arrived at a team with 20 players who had made 14 points. They weren’t bad, but we had to change the costumes. In two or three weeks we formed a young and quality team. “ When the Clausura started, 11 Deportivo had five points of disadvantage in the accumulated table -the descent is decided by adding the points of the two short tournaments-. He currently sees the red lantern in the rearview mirror and dreams of playing the play-offs for the title. “Now we feel the pressure, but there is also a lot of enthusiasm. The townspeople say that they didn’t see the stadium like this since 1996, when they reached the semifinals. We have aroused their interest in football, it is something that shows when you take a walk. No they leave you. They stop you and invite you to barbecues, but I can no longer meet so many requests, “jokes Cortes, who they insist on comparing with Guardiola:”Everyone wants to hear that I look at Pep, but it’s a lie. I like its methodology, but I also try to learn from Mourinho, from Klopp … I take what interests me most from each coach and try to adapt it to my needs. “The Andalusian, who chain 13 years working outside of Spain, recognizes that being alone more than 8,000 kilometers from home allows him to “dedicate 24 hours a day to football.” “My family here is my coaching staff,” adds Juan Cortés, to whom living with Salvadorans, Argentines and Mexicans has changed the accent: “You have to change the intonation of words. My family no longer recognizes me when I speak.” The Spanish equals the level of soccer in Salvador “to that of a large Second B team”: “They need to improve the tactical part, but they have surprised me positively.” Missing, yes, improve infrastructure. “There are stadiums that do not have the necessary lighting for television and have to play the games at three in the afternoon. The heat at that time is hellish,” he says.
A torch bearer wearing traditional Korean king costume carries the torch during the Olympic Torch Relay in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes.Pyongyang wanted talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that Monday’s talks can focus primarily on its art troupe’s participation in the Games, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said. The South agreed to the North’s proposal, the ministry said.ADVERTISEMENT Separately, the International Olympic Committee has proposed a meeting on Jan. 20 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, involving the rival Koreas to discuss North Korea’s participation in Pyeongchang.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Officials from the two Koreas met earlier this week in the border village of Panmunjom, their first talks in more than two years. At that meeting they agreed to hold military talks and send a North Korean delegation of officials, athletes, cheerleaders, journalists and others to the Olympics.Seoul’s delegation to Monday’s meeting at Panmunjom will include an official from the Culture Ministry, the head of the Korean Symphony Orchestra and its art director and an official from Unification Ministry, the ministry said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThey will meet a delegation from Pyongyang headed by the director of the Arts and Performance Bureau of the Culture Ministry. A conductor and two other officials from a North Korean orchestra will also be part of the delegation.Seoul’s Unification Ministry said it asked Pyongyang to promptly respond on when further talks can be held to discuss details of sending North Korean athletes and other officials to the Games. The delegation is expected to include 400-500 people. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
At long last, schools across the country will resume “normal” academic activities today, Monday February 16 after rigmaroles between authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE) and those in the first branch of government—the lawmakers in the National Legislature. Government’s pronouncement a few weeks ago ordering the resumption of classes on February 2, did not hold when two different dates were announced.The government, through the MOE announced earlier that the resumption of basic academic activities was to begin on Monday, January 12 with student registration followed by teacher orientation and other preparatory activities. Thereafter, according to MOE, instruction would commence on February 2. With that pronouncement, school administrators and students were already being urged to observe strictly the Ebola preventive measures to be mounted at all school campuses.Last year schools throughout the country were ordered closed during the second outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that claimed thousands of lives. The action of the government to have schools reopened came as the result of the drastic decline in the number of new Ebola cases across the country. Authorities at the MOE released the academic calendar for 2015, based on the February 2 reopening date. But while the exercise was progressing with students set to enter classrooms on February 12, the Joint Legislative Committee on Education, Public Administration and Health recommended that schools re-open on March 2, instead of February 2 as announced by the MOE.The Committee said the postponement was necessary to allow for adequate preparation of school facilities and to give the MOE and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) ample time to deliver the necessary Ebola preventive supplies to the 5,181 schools in Liberia. The extension, according to Lawmakers, was also to enable parents to raise money for school fees and uniforms. Shortly after the Lawmakers’ report was submitted, the MOE said schools would reopen today, but added that any school that may not have the requisite instructional materials to resume classes, will not be at fault, but rather urged them to continue the process until March 2, as stipulated by Lawmakers. Meanwhile, eager students and school administrators, mainly from the private and faith-based institutions, including a good number of government-run institutions, are poised to resume academic activities today as announced by the MOE over the weekend.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…“I feel really messed up about what happened to me” – victim…“I see no basis for showing you mercy” – Judge tells accusedBy Shemuel FanfairFollowing a series of attacks on a young victim, Rohan Daniels, a logger, also known as “Shine Buck” was on Wednesday evening found guilty on two counts of sexual activity with a child family member by a 12-member jury at the High Court. The panel deliberated for about three hours and they were tasked with handing a verdict on four separate counts of child sex activity.An 11-1 proportion found him guilty on the first count and a proportion of 10-2 determined that he was guilty on the third count. However, on the second count, the jury was unable to return a formal verdict (9-3 proportion), while he was unanimously found not guilty on the fourth count.Guilty! Logger Rohan Daniels was found guilty on two counts of child sexual activityAccording to the particulars of the first and fourth counts for which he was found guilty, “Shine Buck” between April 12 and 13, 2014, and July 23, 2016 performed vaginally penetrative acts on the minor. She was between 10 and 13 years old during the span of the attacks.After hearing the jury’s decision, Daniels with a stony appearance was unrepentant when the court enquired if he had anything to say. “I am not guilty of this act; that’s all, thank you,” the soon to be convicted man related.A relative of the Virtual Complainant read out the girl’s statement in court where the child outlined that she lives in discomfort and harbours difficulty relating to males. According to the victim, since the sexual abuse, she often has nightmares and bad dreams with constant flashbacks of the harrowing attacks inflicted upon her. She said she does not play with friends and spends much time self-harming herself.“I want him to go away for life and I want him to die there; he will be judged by God. I want all men when they see people’s girl children, they must leave them alone,” the victim stressed.“I feel messed up about what happened to me,” she added. During the trial, it was highlighted that the victim’s mother had walked in when one of the illegal acts were being committed.In handing down the sentence, Sexual Offences Court Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall observed that she considered the nature of the offences, the circumstances under which the acts were committed and that the accused violated the child in the presence of other siblings and also when the victim’s mother was away at work.Justice Ramlall stressed that Daniels expressed no remorse after being found guilty and said she saw no basis for the court to show him mercy. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for each count and the prison terms will run concurrently. The accused who attempted to shield his face with a book while being led away by Police will at the very least spend the next 40 years behind bars before he has the chance to be paroled.
Meanwhile, some are having a hard time digesting the news that after months of work toward the appeal, that there are still more obstacles to overcome – especially the challenge of getting a bond passed. Voters have killed the past three bond measures the board has put on the ballot. The region has a large retirement community that has lobbied hard in the past against the measures. Other residents also voted against the bonds out of frustration with previous school board members. But Harnett hopes that the community’s confidence in this board is growing and that residents are seeing changes in the school system, such as Meadowlark Elementary School’s recognition this year as a California Distinguished School. But the board doesn’t know whether that’s enough to sway residents with the November ballot just months away, if they do agree to go for the bond. “It takes time to change the continuum,” Harnett said. “I think we’re doing that, but it’s only just begun.” Member Ron Bird said the district doesn’t have to pursue a bond for the hardship funding and could look for other funding mechanisms. “If Bill Gates gave $10 million for the purpose of building buildings, we could use that money,” he said. “But the most logical way is passing a bond.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Most school districts make their cases for financial hardship after putting themselves in substantial debt, passing a bond and still needing more money, said Matt Bender, spokesman for the state Department of General Services, which oversees the Office of Public School Construction. After learning the news, the district removed its appeal for hardship funding in a March 21 letter to the State Allocation Board, because it didn’t have the support from the board’s members. In the letter, Interim Superintendent John Hutak wrote that the school board will ask for community support of a local general obligation bond on the November ballot. He added that the district would return to its appeal position for hardship funding if the bond passes. Hutak did not return several phone calls last week seeking comment nor did the district supply a copy of the March 21 letter despite a request from the Daily News. However, the State Allocation Board did comply with the request, as the letter is public record. Whether the board will decide to place a school construction bond on the November ballot remains to be seen. Members will discuss the appeal, funding options and the direction they want to pursue at the next school board meeting in April. ACTON – They hoped this would be a victory for Vasquez High School. The wish was that the students’ campus of modular buildings would soon be replaced with permanent structures. They hoped the financial woes were behind them. But last week, the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District discovered that there were more hurdles to come. The rural school district doesn’t meet all the requirements for the $13 million in financial hardship funding that it wants from the state to build the high school. Now district officials must decide what to do next. “What makes me so angry about this is that once again, based on red tape and policies, who ends up paying for it? The kids,” said Melissa Harnett, school board president.
Operating a global sock making industry from a rural part of South West Donegal’s Gaeltacht, just outside of Glenties, hasn’t hindered Martin Breslin growing his successful company Donegal Socks.In recent months his range of colourfully designed knitted socks has caught the eye of the world famous National Geographic Channel.Martin was delighted when he recently got a call from the people in National Geographic expressing their interest in having Donegal Socks as part of their product range. The company is helped out by Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme which assists entrepreneurs by encouraging new investment in Gaeltacht areas, nurturing already established businesses, and enhancing the skill base of those living in Gaeltacht communities.Martin BreslinMark Quinn, the youngest person born in Ireland to have reached the peak of Everest says Donegal Socks are his favourite to bring on long treks; “Donegal Socks will be my only choice in future for trekking, climbing and reaching the summits of challenging mountains. I expect to be continually amazed and look forward to bringing them to the summit of the next 8,000m peak that I climb.”Today, Stocaí Dhún na nGall exports over a 100,000 pairs of socks a year to markets around the world. This growing partnership now sees Donegal Socks being sold in all National Geographic outlets around the world.“In recent years we have explored new markets and we discovered that ‘the outdoor market’ was a perfect fit for our sock range. With extensive research and development through an Údarás na Gaeltachta programme, we proved that our product was perfectly suited to the outdoor adventure market,” said Martin.“Our socks are a 100% natural product and this is exactly why the National Geographic were attracted to our product.”“The National Geographic promotes natural and cultural conservation, and shares many of the same values as Donegal Socks, so to be included in the extensive clothing range of a brand which complements everything we stand for is a fantastic achievement.”“Currently 50% of our socks are exported and as a result of this new contract we hope that our exports will increase dramatically in the next few years. The U.S alone is a huge importer of socks and to be a part of this National Geographic brand, is huge for us. We also have clients in other markets such as, Ireland, the UK, Denmark, France and Canada.”“Over the past number of years we automated some of our production line. This reinvestment has paid off and has been an essential part of our survival and growth. We plan to increase our employee numbers from 6 to 15 in the next 2 years.” “We owe a lot to Údarás na Gaeltachta who have been a huge support in helping us target new markets and who have helped us to focus on researching and developing new opportunities on a global scale.”“It gives us immense pride to see our products in airports, craft shops, tourist and visitor centres all over the world, and now in National Geographic outlets. We will continue to explore new markets and we are currently assessing opportunities on a larger scale.”“In the coming weeks we are undertaking a field trip with Údarás na Gaeltachta to Boston to explore new markets. As part of this trip Údarás have pre-arranged meetings with large buyers in the States. Our vision for the next 2 years is to concentrate on growingand expanding the business even further,” Martin concluded.For more see Donegal-Socks.com Údarás na Gaeltachta also offer financial and non-financial support to businesses such as Donegal Socks, as well as supplying business facilities at a competitive price to businesses in various different sectors.More than 7,000 people are employed thanks to the Údarás na Gaeltachta scheme.To learn more about Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme you can visit their website.How Donegal Socks are keeping National Geographic’s toes cosy on Everest! was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegal socksEverestMark Quinnmartin breslinnat geostocai dun na ngallÚdarás na Gaeltachta
Moreno, Lovren, and Lallana who can’t even play a full 90 minutes, it’s as if we’re giving Cardiff a chance to attack us, seriously, why.— Andy’s Crossing (@RobertsonRiot) October 27, 2018 My heart is not strong enough to have Lovren and Moreno in the same back four. It would be a guaranteed heart attack if Mignolet was in goal https://t.co/nxVwftRY6H— Stephen Miller (@smiller2189) October 27, 2018 tense Croatia defender Lovren gardened global ridicule when he declared he should be considered as one of the best defenders in the world days before conceding four goals in the World Cup Final.As for Moreno, the Spaniard lost his left-back role to Andy Robertson almost as soon as the Scot arrived from Hull last season.While Reds fans can take a degree of confidence knowing they are facing a Cardiff City side who have looked rather toothless during their Premier League return, the nagging sensation in the back of their minds has returned once again.In fact, some Liverpool fans were so concerned with Klopp’s selection, they took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Check out the funniest repsonses below! Just seen Lovren and Moreno are starting in today’s match pic.twitter.com/Fen4sSUyY5— Dan Tremarco (@Ninjahobo09) October 27, 2018 latest no dice huge blow BEST OF LATEST REVEALED revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 So apparently we haven’t conceded at home for 9 games. …with Moreno and Lovren in the back 4 today what’s the betting we concede 🤦🏻♂️#LFC— Fran Moon (@finrazielfran) October 27, 2018 Lovren and Moreno in defence again good lord https://t.co/Upkmm5lwsV— Liam 🤷🏻♂️ (@Liam_M97) October 27, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Lovren and Moreno in the same back four normally means goals…for the opposition gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT A large selection of Liverpool fans were left amazed and frustrated in equal measure after Jurgen Klopp selected both Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno to start in the same defence.The defensive duo have managed to both earn unwanted reputations as complete liabilities for the Reds and have regularly cost their side precious points. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Lol Lovren and Moreno starting in defense. Not even Van Dijk can save us in this one 😂— Bryce (@BryceCressy) October 27, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Thanks to Klopp for providing us with an agenda if we drop points today. Lallana, Lovren, Moreno, everyone has a choice.— John O’Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) October 27, 2018 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Latest Premier League News gameday cracker I don’t question Klopp, squad needs to be used, just surprised to have Moreno and lovren in same game. Hoilett on their right might be loving it right now! But as many said, with respect to Cardiff if we can’t beat them we don’t deserve to be challenging! Tough but doable— marz (@marz05) October 27, 2018 Most Popular Football Stories Boggles the mind how Lallana gets in that team ahead of Shaqiri after CL. Glad Fabinho started, the less said about Moreno and Lovren coming in the better. https://t.co/XLPDxBhRjJ— harold francis callaghan (@olliebrown2712) October 27, 2018 Still cannot believe Moreno is at the club. It’s quite rude to play him. And together with Lovren!— A Starman is Born (@Linhem) October 27, 2018 shining Moreno and Lovren Starting, Unbeaten run was a good one— Kaner (@Kaner137) October 27, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
The well-known McCloskey family in Letterkenny, like many other families across Donegal, have enough reasons to be taking part in the Relay For Life on May 26th/27th.And with that in mind the family are organising a coffee evening at the Swing Room in Letterkenny tomorrow night (SAT).The very casual event will take place from 7pm until 9pm and will offer a great combination of good coffee and some great home-baked goodies. Well-known AIB bank official Garvan McCloskey says everyone is welcome.“It’s all about raising funds but people can donate as little or as much as they like on the night.“It’ll be a great chance for a relaxed chat while stocking up on some great home-cooked goodies as good coffee.“We’re really beginning to look forward to Relay for Life and we’re hoping as many people as possible can join us,” he said. Garvan, himself a cancer survivor, said everyone is welcome.Further updates in Relay for Life will be carried on Donegaldaily.com over the next seven weeks up until the event itself.Together we can beat cancer. THE MCCLOSKEYS UNITE TO RELAY THEIR MESSAGE AGAINST CANCER was last modified: April 6th, 2012 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)
One-year adjustable rate mortgages or ARMs rose to 4.89 percent. This was up from 4.85 percent last week and pushed the one-year ARM to its highest level since it was at 4.91 percent the week that ended April 26, 2002. Rates on five-year hybrid adjustable rate mortgages averaged 5.59 percent this week, up from 5.57 percent last week. The nationwide averages for mortgage rates do not include add-on fees known as points. The one-year and five-year ARM carried a nationwide average fee of 0.7 point while the 15-year mortgage had an average fee of 0.6 point, and the 30-year carried an average fee of 0.5 point. A year ago, 30-year mortgages averaged 5.69 percent, 15-year mortgages were at 5.07 percent, and one-year ARMs averaged 4.02 percent. Freddie Mac does not have historical data on the five-year ARM, which it began tracking this year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Rates on 30-year mortgages rose this week to the highest level in 15 months while one-year adjustable rate mortgages climbed to the highest level in 4 years. Analysts expect rising mortgage rates to cool the booming housing market in coming months. The mortgage company Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the nationwide average for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose this week to 6.10 percent, the highest level since 30-year mortgages were at 6.21 percent in late July 2004. Last week the 30-year mortgage had risen to 6.03 percent, marking the first time it had been above 6 percent since the last two weeks in March. Rates on all other types of mortgages were up as well this week, reflecting growing nervousness in financial markets about inflation pressures triggered by the sharp rise in energy prices after the Gulf Coast hurricanes shut down production. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The nation’s housing market has been booming in 2005 with sales of both new and previously owned homes expected to set records for the fifth consecutive year. However, economists are forecasting that the sales pace will slow next year under the impact of higher mortgage rates. “Higher mortgage rates will inevitably lead to slower housing activity,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at Global Insight, a private forecasting firm in Lexington, Mass. “We are looking for a slowdown in housing – no collapse, no awful scenario.” Most analysts believe that the slowdown in sales will moderate the large run-up in home prices. But economists cautioned that it is difficult to forecast just when the slowdown will occur. They noted a government report Tuesday that construction of new homes and apartments, which had been expected to decline in September, instead rose to an annual rate of 2.11 million units, the fastest pace in seven months. “The housing market has shown amazing resiliency. I believe the market is peaking, but it is at an incredibly high level of activity,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com, another private forecasting firm. Rates on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, a popular choice for refinancing a home mortgage, averaged 5.65 percent this week, up from 5.62 percent last week.
Lyon’s eyes widened, but Herrington was just teasing. Later, as Canyon coach Harry Welch posed for a photo with fellow former Crespi High associates Russell White, Tim Lins, Jeremiah Ross and Bill Redell, he looked at former star running back White and joked: “Oh, I see, one athlete and four wannabes.” OFF THE CHART Hart and Canyon meet in the Southern Section Div. II final tonight. Previous championship games involving local teams: 2004 Div. II: Mission Viejo 48, Valencia 21 2003 Div. II: Hart 25, Mission Viejo 7 Eight-Man: Riverside Christian 48, SC Christian 0 2002 Div. II: Mission Viejo 10, Hart 6 2001 Div. II: Hart 42, Valencia 13 2000 Div. III: Hart 34, Mira Costa 11 1999 Div. III: Hart 34, Valencia 6 1998 Div. III: Hart 17, St. Paul 14 1995 Div. III: Hart 35, A.V. 28 1994 Div. III: A.V. 36, Hart 15 1988 Div. II: A.V. 28, Canyon 22 1986 Northwestern: Hart 40, Temple City 27 1985 Northwestern: Canyon 9, A.V. 7 Coastal: Muir 28, Hart 14 1984 Northwestern: Canyon 33, Santa Maria 6 1983 Northwestern: Canyon 40, B. Montgomery 24 Coastal: Hart 29, N. Torrance 16 NUMBERS GAME 287 Canyon QB Austin Civita’s passing-yardage average in three playoff games. His regular-season average was 168.5. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. II CHAMPIONSHIP CANYON (12-1) vs. HART (11-2) at Home Depot Center, Carson, 7:30 p.m. Player to watch: Tyler Hawkins, LB, Canyon. Most teams that have been successful against Hart over the years have pressured the quarterback with blitzes – and that’s Hawkins’ speciality. During last week’s semifinal victory over Valencia, which runs an offense similar to Hart’s, Hawkins twice sacked Michael Herrick. Outlook: Canyon defeated Hart 16-14 four weeks ago to secure the Foothill League title, but the stakes are much higher here. Three-time section champion Canyon is bidding for its first section crown since 1985, and eight-time champ Hart is going for its sixth title in the past eight seasons. Hart’s Tyler Lyon has been inconsistent this year, but he has caught fire during the playoffs. He completed 17 of 21 for 256 yards and three TDs in a 24-12 semifinal victory over top-seeded Mission Viejo, which had won 26 in a row and was ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today. The Arizona-bound senior has passed for 1,988 yards and 15 TDs in nine games, and he’s completed 55 of 84 (65 pct.) for 720 yards and six TDs with no INTs in three playoff games. Hart’s Troy Yudin has 61 receptions for 1,001 yards and 12 TDs, and James Wheeler has 49 catches and three TDs. Wheeler also has seven INTs. RB Delano Howell (706 yards, nine TDs) is healthy after recovering from a recurring ankle injury. Canyon RB J.J. DiLuigi has rushed for 1,794 yards (7.0 avg.), caught 29 passes for 499 yards and scored a league-record 42 TDs. He’s also a starting LB and has averaged 30.2 yards on kickoff returns. QB Austin Civita has completed 60 percent of his throws for 2,546 yards and 24 TDs, with a career-best 354-yard, four-TD performance last week. Defensively, Hart is led by LB Patrick Sarkissian (128 tackles) and Wheeler. Canyon’s top defensive players are DL Garrett Leary, LBs Hawkins and Matt Brown and DB Richie Wirthlin. Wirthlin also is Canyon’s leading WR, with 61 receptions for 939 yards and seven TDs. Notes: As the official home team, Canyon wears their green home jerseys. Hart will wear white. .. Tickets at the gate are $12 ($5 13-under). Children 4-under are free. Parking is $10. Advance tickets are available at Ticketmaster. Directions: Take the Golden State (I-5) Freeway south to the San Diego (I-405) Freeway south. Exit at Vermont toward Cal State Dominguez Hills, turn left on 190th Street, turn right on Victoria Street. Stadium is at corner of Victoria and Avalon Boulevard. CANYON ROSTER No.NameYr.Pos. 2J.P. CurveySr.DB 3Ben LongshoreJr.QB 4Richie WirthlinSr.WR 5SteveN WirthlinSo.WR 6Anthony ArriagaJr.WR 7Amir RafehFr.WR 8Mark UrbinaSo.WR 10J.J. DiLuigiJr.RB 11Austin CivitaSr.QB 12Sean WardJr.WR 14Phil MalinowskiSr.K 15Christopher ChapmanJr.K 17David PyneSr.WR 18Sean GavinSo.WR 20Randal RiggSr.WR 21Michael MontanoSr.DB 22Chris KingsburyJr.DB 23Michael CooperJr.WR 24Kenny SuberJr.WR 25Daniel GarzaJr.WR 26Leon HendersonJr.RB 27Tyler HawkinsSr.LB 28Keith MartinJr.WR 30Josh ParrickSr.RB 31Jordan FergusonSo.LB 32C.R. MaldonadoJr.RB 33Mike LoucksJr.DB 34Michael PyneJr.RB 35Raymond MaldonadoSo.RB 36Jonathan HammockSo.TE 40Nick Jurado Jr.LB 31Deric BlasSr.RB 42Matt BrownSr.LB 50Randy LemusJr.LINE 51Joseph DelliboviSr.LINE 53Grant HigginsJr.LINE 56Garrett LearySr.LINE 60Michael BlancoJr.LINE 62Ryan SchurkeJr.LINE 64Andrew MartinezJr.LINE 65Justin WallaceSo.LINE 66Andrew SuarezSr.LINE 67Nick PetersonJr.LINE 70Hakob KaraoglanianSr.LINE 71Mike HarkerJr.LINE 72Damien OzunaJr.LINE 73A.J. WallersteinSo.LINE 74Nick MadiaJr.LINE 75Marc ValdezJr.LINE 76Sean RowlettSr.LINE 77Fares AlbicharaJr.LINE 80Britt BriscoeSo.LINE 81Ben ArmbrusterJr.TE 82Troy CurveySr.LINE Head coach: Harry Welch Assistants: Scott Blade, Mike Civita, Charlie Cusumano, John DiLuigi, Dave Ends, Tim Hollinger, Danny Leggett, Monterio Witherspoon and Ken Wheeler. HART ROSTER No.NameYr.Pos. 2Tyler FairchildSr.WR 3James WheelerSr.DB 4Byron JacksonSr.WR 5Anthony LunaSr.DB 6Delano HowellSo.RB 9Steve BurtonSr.DL 10Griffin CannonSr.LB 11Troy YudinSr.WR 12Tyler LyonJr.QB 14Alex PetteeJr.QB 15B.R. HolbrookSo.QB 16John FinkJr.WR 17George DiazJr.WR 18Dakotah LusterSo.RB 19Tyler EyrichSo.WR 20Michael DavisJr.WR 21Blake LevingstonJr.RB 22Robbie CasselberrySr.DB 23Calvin LaBordeSo.PK 24Michael VairoJr.WR 25Adam ReyesJr.DB 26Andrew MillerJr.WR 27Scott AkaJr.RB 28Chris GillSo.PK 31Humberto MarquezSr.WR 33Daniel VasquezJr.WR 35Chris MurraySr.WR 37Ian FrochtzweigJr.WR 38Eric BesseyJr.WR 40Daniel Saucedo Sr.LINE 42Brandon ArndtJr.WR 43Chris HickokJr.WR 44Michael FruchtmanSr.LINE 45Pat SarkissianSr.LB 47Joseph LeeSr.WR 48Tyler FrenchSr.WR 50Jeremy NeffSr.LINE 51Jim AutenSr.LINE 52Anthony HanlonSr.LINE 53Patrick LarrimoreSr.LB 54Joe GrazianoJr.LINE 55Joe JooSr.LINE 58Jason ChavezJr.LINE 60Adam BestSr.LINE 61Jon WarrenSr.LINE 62Donovan McGruderSr.LINE 63Jonathon CuellarSr.LINE 64Ricky VittalloSr.LINE 65Jeffrey DiprimoJr.LINE 66Derek BickfordSo.LINE 68Craig WrightSr.LINE 70Nick SwiatekSr.LINE 71Chris AndersonFr.LINE 73Yousef ElhiuJr.LINE 74Tyler EdwardsSo.LINE 75Erik PlumleeSo.LINE 76Spencer LloydSo.LINE 77Jackson SmithSr.LINE 78Nico MaggiSo.LINE 79Wilfred AkaSr.LINE 80Taylor EmbreeJr.WR 81Parker DominguezFr.LINE 84Chris CyreJr.WR 86Bart PalacioSr.WR 87Josh KellmanSr.WR 88Marisol LedesmanSr.WR 89Benjamin BangJr.WR Head coach: Mike Herrington Assistants: John Ahart, Jason D’Autremont, Davis Delmatoff, Larry Fiscus, Rick Herrington and Keith Matkin. CANYON FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS 2,838: Total yards by J.J. DiLuigi for an average of 218.3 per game. 1988: Year of Canyon’s last title appearance, a Div. II loss to Antelope Valley. 46: Canyon’s winning streak from 1983 through 1986, tied for longest in Southern Section history. 20: Years since Canyon last won a section title. 11: Number of times Canyon has scored 28 or more points. 10: Consecutive victories heading into tonight’s final. 3: Regular-season opponents that have qualified for a section final. 1: Running back to gain more than 100 yards against Canyon this season. .778: Coach Harry Welch’s career winning percentage over two stints (1982-1993 and 2001-2005). .452: Canyon’s winning percentage during the seven years without Welch (1994-2000). HART FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS 328: Points scored, the lowest output in coach Herrington’s 17-year career. 39: Turnovers forced this season. 26: League championships since inaugural 1948 varsity season. 19: League championships the past 23 years. 11: Appearances in section final (eight titles). 6: Consecutive starting quarterbacks to commit to Division I college scholarships (David Neill, Kyle Boller, Kyle Matter, Matt Moore, Sean Norton, Tyler Lyon). 5: Regular-season opponents that advanced to section quarterfinals or further. 2: Consecutive losses to Canyon 1: Number of opponents to defeat Hart three times in a row during Herrington’s career. .842: Coach Mike Herrington’s 17-year winning percentage (187-35). POSITION-BY-POSITION ANALYSIS QUARTERBACK Hart’s Tyler Lyon is a more prominent prospect than Canyon’s Austin Civita, but Civita has better numbers. Lyon, a 6-6 senior who has committed to Arizona, has missed three games because of a separated shoulder and concussion, but he’s coming off one his finest career performances: 17 of 21 for 256 yards and three TDs in a 24-12 victory over top-seeded Mission Viejo. He’s passed for 1,988 yards and 15 TDs with three INTs in 11 games. Civita has also been hot in the playoffs and is coming off his best game, passing for a career-high 354 yards and four TDs against Valencia last week. He’s passed for 2,546 yards, 24 TDs and eight INTs. ADVANTAGE: Even RUNNING BACK Hart’s Delano Howell, a sophomore, has rushed for 708 yards and scored nine TDs despite a recurring ankle injury. Robbie Casselberry, who was Hart’s leading rusher in 2004 before switching to WR this year, has also seen time at RB, setting a school single-game record of 248 yards against Burbank on Nov. 4. He has 686 yards and five TDs. James Wheeler, a starting WR, has rushed for 236 yards. Canyon’s J.J. DiLuigi is among California’s best, rushing for nearly 1,800 yards with 29 receptions and a league-record 42 TDs. Michael Montano, a JV star two years ago, is a solid backup. ADVANTAGE: Canyon RECEIVERS Hart’s Troy Yudin has been a prime target, with 61 receptions and 12 TDs, and Wheeler has 49 catches and one TD. Casselberry (30 receptions, four TDs) and Taylor Embree (29 catches, four TDs) are the other starters. No backup has more than eight receptions. Canyon’s Richie Wirthlin has caught 61 passes for 939 yards with eight TDs despite missing three weeks because of a broken hand. He’s been especially hot in the playoffs, with 27 catches. Chris Kingsbury (34 catches, 655 yards, five TDs) and Mike Loucks have speed. Loucks averages 23.4 yards per reception. DiLuigi is an extremely dangerous target out of the backfield. ADVANTAGE: Canyon OFFENSIVE LINE Hart has been hurt by the recent loss of two starters, dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons, although the group continues to do a fine job protecting Lyon, who prefers to remain in the pocket. Jackson Smith is among the division’s top centers, an especially important position at Hart because of the shotgun offense. Canyon does an terrific job blocking, and junior Nick Madia, sophomore A.J. Wallerstein, converted defensive lineman Marc Valdez and Nick Peterson have been excellent. A solid unit. ADVANTAGE: Canyon DEFENSIVE LINE Hart’s Wilfred Aka (72 tackles, three sacks) is among the league’s strongest players, and returning starter Steve Burton has rebounded after missing six games with a broken thumb. Overall, the group isn’t as strong as Hart’s line usually is. Canyon’s Garrett Leary (six sacks), Ben Armbruster (seven sacks) and and Andrew Suarez are solid, helping Canyon limit opponents to 13 points per game. ADVANTAGE: Canyon LINEBACKER This is Hart’s strength. Patrick Sarkissian leads the league with 128 tackles – 13 against Mission Viejo last week. He also has four sacks. Chris Hickok (89 tackles) and Griffin Cannon (73 tackles) also are effective. Canyon recently revamped its defense, adding undersized Loucks and DiLuigi to the LB corps in support of Tyler Hawkins and Matt Brown, who are the team’s top hitters. Hawkins and Brown are enjoying standout seasons, and former starter Nick Jurado is a solid backup. ADVANTAGE: Even SECONDARY Hart’s James Wheeler has seven INTs and three fumble recoveries, so he must be accounted for at all times. Anthony Luna (77 tackles) is a big-time hitter, and Adam Reyes and Brandon Arndt also are among the league’s best. Wirthlin (six INTs) has great instincts, and Randy Rigg (four INTs) has come on strong after spending most of the first month of the season on the bench. Montano and Kingsbury give Canyon speed at the corners. ADVANTAGE: Hart KICKING GAME Hart was severely hurt by the recent departure of standout PK/P Paul Weinstein (disciplinary reasons), and JV callups Calvin LaBorde and Chris Gill have been pressed into duty. Burton, who has experience as a punter but is disadvantaged because of a soft cast on one hand, is averaging 34.8 yards on 16 punts. Phil Malinowski, Chris Chapman and P Ben Longshore handle the kicking for Canyon. Malinowski, a kickoff specialist, recently took over for Longshore as a punter and is averaging 36.3 yards. Chapman has converted 58 of 59 PATs. ADVANTAGE: Canyon RETURN SPECIALISTS Hart’s James Wheeler is a fast breakaway threat but isn’t as effective in the open field as DiLuigi, who is averaging more than 30 yards per return – when opponents are daring enough to kick his way. Kingsbury averages 14.9 yards on punt returns, including a 55-yarder. ADVANTAGE: Canyon INTANGIBLES Hart has won more titles and is coming off the year’s biggest upset. The Indians usually add a few wrinkles and trick plays in the playoffs, so it’s a tough to prepare for them. Lyon is hot, and if Hart has a dominating QB, the chances of winning are usually about 80 percent, regardless of opponent. Canyon has won 10 in a row and has consistently stopped prolific offenses, including Valencia’s last week – a team very similar to Hart. Only one running back has gained more than 100 yards against Canyon this season. There is tremendous community support for the Cowboys, and coach Welch is hungry after last winning a title 20 years ago. ADVANTAGE: Hart MIKE HERRINGTON Hart, 17th year AGE: 47 BIRTHPLACE: Northridge RESIDES: Newhall HIGH SCHOOL: Hart, 1977 COLLEGE: Cal State Northridge FAST FACTS: Played offensive line at Hart, College of the Canyons and Cal State Northridge before joining Hart’s staff as a defensive coordinator in 1984. … Worked four years as a Hart assistant and one season as a head coach at Bellflower. … Returned to Hart in 1989 as head coach. … As head coach, has won six titles, four in a row from 1998 to 2001, and appeared in eight championship games. … As a high school lineman, scored a touchdown on a tackle-eligle play in a victory over Canyon in 1976. … A bachelor, Herrington lives with his brother, Dean, a former Hart offensive coordinator who is the offensive coordinator at Canyons. … Enjoys NHL hockey and Bruce Springsteen. HARRY WELCH Canyon, 17th year AGE: 60 BIRTHPLACE: Baltimore RESIDES: Canyon Country HIGH SCHOOL: Crespi, 1963 COLLEGE: Cal State Northridge FAST FACTS: Played quarterback at Crespi High and attended San Fernando Valley State (now CSUN). … Worked as an assistant coach or lower-level head coach at Crespi, Canyon and L.A. Valley College before taking the head job at Canyon in 1982. … In second season at Canyon, began 46-game winning streak (tied for Southern Section record) and started three-year championship run in Northwestern Conference. … Retired after 1993 season while remaining on campus as a teacher. … Joined staff at Valencia for one season as an offensive coordinator before returning as Canyon’s head coach in 2001. … Married to Cindee Welch, a fellow teacher at Canyon. … Has two daughters and five grandchildren from a previous marriage. … Enjoys traveling and hiking. COACHING RECORDS Mike Herrington, Hart 1989 – 10-2 1990 – 9-4 1991 – 9-4 1992 – 11-1 1993 – 10-2 1994 – 13-1 1995 – 12-2 1996 – 9-3 1997 – 11-2 1998 – 12-2 1999 – 14-0 2000 – 12-2 2001 – 13-0 2002 – 13-1 2003 – 11-3 2004 – 7-5 2005 – 11-2 Career – 187-35 (.842) Note: Herrington coached one season at Bellflower in 1988, finishing 8-3. Harry Welch, Canyon 1982 – 8-4 1983 – 13-1 1984 – 14-0 1985 – 14-0 1986 – 11-2 1987 – 10-3 1988 – 11-3 1989 – 8-4-1 1990 – 11-2 1991 – 6-5-1 1992 – 7-4 1993 – 6-4 2001 – 3-7 2002 – 10-2 2003 – 11-2 2004 – 10-2 2005 – 12-1 Career – 165-46-2 (.778)160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hart is 45-10 in the playoffs (.818 pct.) during coach Mike Herrington’s 17-year career, and Canyon is 26-12 (.684) during coach Harry Welch’s 17-year career over two stints. SPOTLIGHT Hart has forced 39 turnovers (an average of three per game) – 24 interceptions and 15 fumble recoveries. James Wheeler has seven interceptions and three fumble recoveries, Griffin Cannon and Anthony Luna have four interceptions, and Chris Hickok has one interception and four fumble recoveries. OFFBEAT Just as the large-scale Southern Section championship luncheon/press conference was beginning Monday in Long Beach, Hart coach Mike Herrington nudged quarterback Tyler Lyon and said: “I hope you’re not nervous in front of all these people. You’re going to have to make a speech.” HE SAID “We want to show Canyon that the last game we played against them doesn’t mean anything compared to this game.” – Hart offensive lineman Ricky Vittallo, on tonight’s rematch against Canyon for the Southern Section Div. II championship at Home Depot Center. DID YOU KNOW?