“Part of the reason I was stuck on JV last year was because I didn’t play as a sophomore,” Lewis said. “I just chose not to play, and I ended up regretting it.” After Valencia’s boys finished with consecutive losses to fall out of first place in the Foothill League, Vikings co-coach Greg Hayes prefers to look on the bright side. “In the reality of sports, wins and losses determine your success – but not long-term in terms of the big picture,” Hayes said. “We had a tough week, but we’ll learn from it.” Valencia (20-6) looks to bounce back tonight at Glendale (12-14) in a Div. I-AA game. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 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! The long ride back from Santa Maria High seemed a bit shorter after Hart’s 83-61 boys’ basketball victory Wednesday in a Southern Section Div. I-A wild-card game. After finishing the regular season with a .500 record, every playoff victory is a celebration for the Indians (14-13), especially with leading scorer Josh Herman out for the postseason because of pneumonia. Immediately after defeating Santa Maria, Hart partied it up at a local fast-food restaurant. “We didn’t get home until 1:30 in the morning, but it was worth it,” coach Tom Kelly said. “I had two burgers that might have been the best I’ve ever had.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nate Bichara scored 37 points, including eight 3-pointers – and that might be a school record, according to Kelly. “Well, I know no one’s ever hit eight since I’ve been at Hart,” said Kelly, in his sixth season. “Maybe J.T. Stotts before I got here. Nate had to pick up the slack, and he did a great job.” Hart has promoted two freshmen for the playoffs, and both have impressive bloodlines. Joe Inemer is a brother of Hart girls’ standout KaLana Inemer, and Brad Wyche is a brother of Chet Wyche, one of Valencia’s top boys’ players. Canyon standout Bryan Lewis, who hopes to help the Cowboys (18-8) to a Div. I-A boys’ victory tonight over visiting Righetti of Santa Maria (9-15), is blossoming after being held back on the junior-varsity team as a junior last season. Most JV teams are composed of sophomores and freshmen, so it was a humbling season for Lewis. He said he learned from the experience and certainly appreciates being on the varsity team this year.
Gardaí have revealed that over 300 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving in the past 13 days of increased checkpoints and road safety campaigning before Christmas. In total, 264 drivers have been detected driving under the influence of alcohol while 37 people have been detected driving under the influence of drugs.Tragically 136 people have lost their lives on Irish roads to date – an increase of 8 in comparison to the same period last year. With less than two weeks to go until the Christmas holidays, Garda have urged all motorists to slow down and never ever drink and drive: “To all persons driving throughout the Christmas period, please be responsible and safe. Do not put yourselves or other road users at risk. Operate within the applicable speed limits and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” Over 300 intoxicated drivers not getting the road safety message was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has offered monetary help of Rs 1 lakh to national level football and volleyball player Arunima Sinha who lost her leg after being thrown out of a running train by robbers near Bareilly.Harbhajan, who played a crucial role in India’s triumph in the World Cup which India won after 28 years, had some encouraging words for Arunima.”I got to know this news through a friend and I really feel for the young girl. Her life is ahead of her and as a sportsman, it’s our responsibility to help her.”I would like to tell Arunima that she should not lose heart and champions like her will overcome all the obstacles.I offer this small token of help and wish her all the very best in life,” Harbhajan said.Earlier, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh too came in support of Arunima, offering her Rs 1 lakh.”It is really unfortunate and tragic with what has happened to Arunima. She must be brave sportsperson who came forward to fight against robbery. I know the loss is irreparable, but I would like to offer her this little contribution on of one lakh rupees,” he had in a statement issued by ‘Yuvraj Singh Foundation’.Arunima alias Sonu lost her leg after she was pushed out of the Padmavat Express near Bareilly on Monday night by three men trying to snatch her gold chain when she was travelling to Delhi to appear for a CISF examination.As she lay on the tracks, another train ran over her left leg. She had fractures on her right leg and also suffered head injuries.advertisementRailways has offered her a job while sports minister Ajay Maken announced Rs 2 lakh medical compensation and an immediate ex-gratia of Rs 25,000.- With PTI inputs