GSA boys’ basketball team rolls over Schenck in Class C North semifinal

first_img Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016center_img GSA Senior Nick Szwez goes up against a Schenck defender in Friday night’s Class C North semifinal win. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPBANGOR – The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team rolled over Schenck in Friday night’s Class C North semifinal at the Cross Insurance Center.The top-seeded GSA Eagles beat the No. 5 Schenck Wolverines 68-39 to advance to Saturday’s Northern Maine championship against Bucksport.Four GSA players scored in double digits. Taylor Schildroth paced the Eagles with 19 points, Nick Szwez added 16, Jarrod Chase had 12 and Max Mattson contributed 10.Christopher King gave Schenck a short-lived 1-0 lead, scoring the first point of the game from the free throw line.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textChase put GSA on the board when he converted on a rebound two minutes into the game, which Szwez followed with a field goal for the Eagles.With five minutes left in the opening quarter, Kody Pelletier hit a 3-pointer for the Wolverines to tie the score 4-4. They would never close the gap again.GSA ended the period up 14-8, with Chase scoring half of those points.The Eagles pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the Wolverines 19-8 for a 33-16 halftime lead. Schildroth found his groove that period and put up eight points – including two 3-pointers.The Eagles scored another 20 points in the third quarter to enter the final period up 53-28. They sustained a comfortable lead until the end.Justin Thompson led Hodgdon with a game-high 22 points.View more photos from the game here.GSA’s Taylor Schildroth drives in for an acrobatic layup in Friday night’s win over Schenck in the Class C North semifinal. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

Raketech targets Finnish sports top spot with UrheiluVeikkaus.com

first_img Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Submit Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Michael Holmberg – RaketechIndustry affiliate marketing network Raketech announces the launch of its latest Nordic property UrheiluVeikkaus.com targeting fast growth within Finland’s lucrative online betting scene.Confirming the launch of UrheiluVeikkaus.com (Finnish translation – SportsBetting.com), Raketech details that it seeks to create Finland’s best and most informative sports betting community.The new portal will serve as Raketech’s flagship brand for Finland, engaging sports audiences with in-depth content, match previews, dedicated betting editorial and exclusive bookmaker offers.In its update, Raketech discloses that UrheiluVeikkaus.com functions will be powered by BetXpert, a sports data and content provider acquired by Raketech in 2017.Backing UrheiluVeikkaus.com  Michael Holmberg, Raketech’s CEO said:“We have a clear strategy to expand into regions and product areas where we already have a proven track record. We have experience running successful casino products in Finland and noticed a gap in the market for a sports betting community. Urheiluveikkaus means sports betting, which is a perfect domain name for quality sports betting information product. I am happy to announce this exciting project, which will add value to anyone interested in sports and sports betting in Finland.” Share Share Related Articles Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

African Youth Championship:Weightlifter Arkoh secures silver for Ghana

first_imgGhana won its first medal at the ongoing African Youth Championship after weightlifter Juliana Arko secured a silver medal in the girl’s 63kg category on Friday.Arko, who was competing in her first major international competition after winning eight medals at the African Weightlifting Championships in Casablanca, Morocco last year, finished with a total of 140kg.She went through the initial snatch phase of the competition with three lifts, and rounded up with three lifts in the clean-and-jerk.She was prevented from taking a gold medal by an Egyptian athlete (Sarah) while a Moroccan won third place.The 2013 SWAG Weightlifter of the Year is one of three athletes on a Ghana Olympic Committee sourced Olympic Solidarity Scholarship, and has already qualified to compete in the World Youth Championship in Nanjing, in August.In a related development, Ghana’s other Weightlifter at the AYG, Christian Amoah will be chasing a medal and qualification to the World Youth Championship when he competes in the boy’s 77kg event on Saturday. Meanwhile the President of the discipline, Ben Nunoo Mensah believes their best is yet to come Badminton: Team Ghana misses out on semi finals slotGhana’s Badminton Team missed out on a place in the semi finals of the Team event despite an impressive second day performance which saw the young team beating Seychelles 5:0 in their last Group B game.Team Ghana lost 5:0 to South Africa in their opening Group game on Thursday as Coach Jacob Wilson’s boys and girls struggled with the cold weather conditions and altitude in Gaborone, having only arrived two days to the opening game.The mixed doubles pair of Emmanuel Botwe and Victoria Asmah went down to South Africa’s Von Bodestein and A. Schoones 22-20 21-9.Victoria Asmah partnered Diana Archer in the Women’s doubles event but could not restore parity for Team Ghana as they were overwhelmed by A. Schoones and G. Roberts to lose 21-19  21-15. Diana Archer also lost the women’s singles to J. Van Der Vyver 21-12 21-11.Ghana’s Abraham Ayittey, the second athlete on a GOC sourced Olympic Solidarity scholarship,  then engaged R. Synman in a gruelling men’s singles encounter which could have gone either way. Ayittey clawed back his way into the tie after losing the first set but eventually lost 21-14 19-21 22-20.The men’s doubles game witnessed a much closer encounter with the pair of Abraham Ayittey and Mohammed Adam winning the first set but B. Von Bodestein and B. Visser staged a dramatic come back to win 18-21 21-15 22-20.Despite their opening day lose, Coach Jacob Wilson’s boys and girls mounted a serious challenge in their next game against Egypt to secure one of the semi finals slot in the group.Abraham Ayittey was the star of the show, beating Egypt’s Yousef Essam 21:12 21:10 in the boy’s singles event after the mixed doubles pair Emmanuel Botwe and Victoria Asmah had lost 21:16 21-8 to Egypt’s Elgamal Adham and Mostafa Farida. After Diana Archer also lost 21-13 21-12 to Hany Doha in the girl’s singles event, Ayittey partnered Mohammed Adam in the boy’s doubles event as they came back from a set down to beat Egypt’s Elgamal Adham and Abdelhakim Abdallah 13-21 21-17 21-17.But Diana Archer and Victoria Asmah could not hold the nerve in the deciding game, losing 21-18 18-21 21-11 to Egypt’s Hany Doha and Mostafa Farida.In their last group game against Seychelles, Team Ghana secured a comprehensive victory, winning 5:0 overall.Meanwhile, Ghana has entered five candidates in the singles event which starts on Sunday.Table Tennis: Team Ghana progresses Marian Amankwah Adom and Isaac Amoako are through to the 1/16 stage of their singles event after winning their group games at the ongoing African Youth Games on the opening day of the Table Tennis competition on Friday.Drawn in group B of the girl’s singles event, Marian Amankwah Adom defeated Algeria’s Sannah Lagsir and Uganda’s Florence Serra, 3:0 respectively.Isaac Amoako also advanced with 3:0 wins against Botswana’s Peo Thebe and Tunisia’s Karem Ben Yahia respectively.The competition continues on Saturday.Swimming: Ghana’s lone swimmer, Ophelia Swayne is set to be in action in Day three of the competition in the 50-free style and 50 butterfly events respectively. The competition will serve as a qualifier for the World Youth Olympics in Nanjing, in August. Ophelia is the third Ghanaian youth athlete on a GOC sourced Olympic Solidarity scholarship.last_img read more