Air Warriors Win Zenith Bank Women Basketball League

first_imgMurjanatu Musa of Air Warriors of Abuja receiving the Most Valuable Player Award from the Executive Director of Zenith Bank, Mr Henry Oroh…on Thursday in Lagos. Air Warriors of Abuja are the new Zenith Bank Women Basketball League champions after defeating MFM of Lagos in a tough final at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on Thursday.The Nigeria Airforce ladies held off MFM’s spirited fightback to win 57-53 points as they claim their first-ever national women’s title.Henry Oroh, the Executive Director of sponsor Zenith Bank Plc, congratulated the new champions and expressed satisfaction at the level of competition in the tournament.Oroh praised all the eight teams in the Final 8 and recalled how the national women’s team, D’Tigress, are African champions, raising the profile of Nigerian basketball. He commended Zenith Bank’s role in the development of the game and promised that the bank will continue to support women’s and youth sports.In the tightly contested final, Air Warriors led all through the game, ending the first quarter 14-7, the second 34-24 and the third 46-36.MFM, who were undone by poor shooting, came alive in the final quarter and came within two points of Air Warriors before the Abuja team sealed the win.Murjanatu Musa was voted the MVP OF THE tournament.Both Air Warriors and MFM will represent Nigeria in the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Champions Cup qualifiers in Cotonou scheduled for 28 October to 3 November.FirstBank finished in third place by trouncing Dolphins 81-36 in a one-sided classification game that preceded the final.The Elephant Ladies, who were beaten by Air Warriors in the semi-final on Wednesday, were ruthless against their fellow Lagos side, racing to a 21-13 lead by the end of the first quarter.They extended their lead to 46-25 by the end of the first half and were 65-30 up going into the final quarter.Ifunanya Okoro of FirstBank was in devastating form, scoring a game-high 30 points and adding six rebounds.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Experts discuss, host exhibits about Los Angeles’ past

first_imgVisitors young and old gathered Saturday at Doheny Memorial Library to attend the seventh-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar to learn more about the history of Los Angeles and Southern California.Bazaar: John Smatlak (right), chair of education and exhibits at Orange Empire Railway Museum, helps intrigued participants explore a dated map. – Arya Harsono | Daily TrojanThe event, organized by L.A. as Subject — a historical research alliance — and USC Libraries, brought together researchers, journalists and curious onlookers fascinated by the history of this vibrant area.Attendees participated in a series of panels hosted by experts with a passion for learning and disseminating information about the history of the area. They also got the chance to tour an exhibition hall filled with numerous organizations that house historical collections, such as USC Digital Libraries and the Los Angeles City Archives.Carol Wells, founding director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, discussed the importance posters have in depicting history by capturing moments at a point in time at the panel “CSI Los Angeles: Archival Case Study Investigations.”“In collecting these posters, we try to collect the stories behind them … each one tells a story,” Wells said.She showed off a series of posters from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that recall historical moments during these critical time periods, including some events that few people today even know existed.A poster produced by the Black Panther Party, for instance, reveals how the political party, which many people consider separatist in nature, actually acted in collaboration with the Latino community during the 1970s.Wells also noted that the growth of local print shops, which rivaled commercial shops, mushroomed during the 1960s and 1970s because commercial shops were loath to print politically radical posters.“Local print shops in different cities started because you couldn’t get commercial print shops to print [politically inciting] posters,” she said.Bailey Wilson, a senior majoring in narrative studies, said that the most interesting thing she learned from “CSI Los Angeles” was how posters reveal the extent to which white supremacy was grounded in the L.A. area in the 1960s and 1970s.“I did not know that Southern California was such an epicenter for white supremacy, and I was shocked,” Wilson said. “I’m used to California being a much more open, liberal state in general.”In addition to “CSI Los Angeles,” the event also featured a panel discussion about how Los Angeles became the worldwide center for car culture, thanks to drag races, drive-thrus and the 405 Freeway.Nancy Fann, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, said she came to the Bazaar because she feels there is never too much to  learn about history.“On my own, I think I have quite an extensive [amount of knowledge about] L.A. history, amongst my peers, but I wouldn’t say I know as much as I should or as much as I want,” Fann said.Though Fann noted that the Bazaar was “the perfect place” to learn about Southern Californian history, she wished more emphasis had been placed on a subject that fascinates her — architecture.“[Old architecture] is one of the things that gets overlooked a lot,” Fann said. “Most people associate cities with more modern skylines, which personally for me are kind of boring. Some of the older buildings — they put in a lot more thought, a lot more creative energy.”Wilson remarked how history is such a multifaceted subject.“I would like to know some other ways in which they’re uncovering history and unraveling different things,” Wilson said. “[Wells] talked about how she learned through posters … but there’s more that history books can’t teach you.”last_img read more

Wellington gets season-opening win against Goddard 34-28

first_imgWellington 34 Goddard 28 Wellington 13 7 7 7— 34Goddard 0 0 7 21— 28W- Nance to Reichenberger 69 pass (Reichenberger kick).W- Nance to Reichenberger 35 pass (PAT no good).W- Phelps 90 interception. (Reichenberger kick).W- Nance 10 run (Reichenberger kick).G- Vang 7 run (Weaver kick).G- Young 12 run (Weaver kick).W- Nance to Reichenberger 64 yards (Reichenberger kick).G- Vang 48 run (Weaver kick).G-Vang 9 pass to Spires (Weaver kick). 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 (5) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Wellington · 361 weeks ago Good job go crusaders Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down jkb · 361 weeks ago Thanks for the “tweet” updates last night. Was nice to feel like I knew what was happening since I couldn’t make the trip last night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down No one special · 361 weeks ago Finally an article to comment on besides the hospital. Good job boys, keep it up! Oh and, hydrate to many cramps out there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 361 weeks ago Way to go Crusaders! Great start to the season. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 361 weeks ago Great Game overall, it was nice to see this group of men play as a team. Keep up the good work and continue to stay humble and get better. This game is over lets get ready for the next. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 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 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader football team defeated Goddard 34-28 Friday night in one of the biggest upsets in Kansas.Using the potent combination of quarterback Trevor Nance to receiver Colin Reichenberger, Wellington upset Class 5A Goddard to go to 1-0.Wellington took a 13-0 first quarter lead and held a 20-0 advantage at the half. In the third, Wellington added a 10-yard touchdown to open up a 27-0 lead.Then the Lions made a comeback scoring three touchdowns in the final quarter. The comeback fell short because in the middle of it, Nance and Reichenberger connected for a 64 yard touchdown pass. Wellington scored four of its five touchdowns on big plays. Not only did the junior duo score on touchdowns of 69, 35, and 54 yards, but sophomore Connor Phelps would return an interception 90 yards for a touchdown. We’ll get to the record books soon, because something had to fall.This game was wacky – no other words to describe it. Both teams had trouble holding onto the football. Both teams were oftentimes their own worst enemies and the sequence of events in the final two minutes teetered close to the paranormal.But in the end, none of it mattered. Wellington was the champions – at least in this contest on this night.“We have a lot to work on,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “But I am so happy for the kids and for our town. We really needed this week one win. I can’t tell you how excited I am.”There is a commercial on television about people who are comfortable in their own skin. For the first time in years, the Wellington football team looked more comfortable in its own skin.It was apparent from the onset. Goddard had moved into enemy territory in the first quarter. But Jason Norris stripped the ball and recovered a fumble. One play later. Nance faked a throw to the flat and then threw a long spiral to Reichenberger who has already outran the safety. The touchdown pass was good for 69 yards and Wellington had a 7-0 lead.After a personal foul penalty on a punt, Wellington started on the Goddard 27. The Crusaders went to the well again and Nance scored on a 35 yard touchdown pass giving the Crusaders a 13-0 lead.In the second quarter, the two teams exchanged punts but eventually Goddard was winning the field possession battle. After Tucker Vang got Goddard to the 18, he then threw an ill advised pass into the numbers of Conner Phelps.Phelps would take it 90 yards. No one could catch him.Again Goddard got deep into Wellington territory to end the first half but failed to pick up recommended yardage on fourth down.The second half, Goddard would move back into Wellington country, and again the Lions were thwarted. Wellington then pieced together a drive and on third and 4, Nance threw to Reichenberger for a 35 yard gain.Wellington got a first down when sophomore Remington Gilkey tore around the right side to the Goddard 12. Then Nance scored on a 10-yard quarterback keeper. The Crusaders were cruising 27-0.But learning to win is one thing, delivering the knockout punch is another. The Crusaders could not quite accomplishment the easy win.Goddard would go on a substantial drive to narrow the lead to three touchdowns. And when it looked like Wellington was on its way with a drive of its own, it fumbled at midfield. The Lions scored to narrow the margin to 27-14.Wellington then needed something good to happen. And Nance delivered a gift to Reichenberger again – this one for 69 yards. The Crusaders were back in front 34-14.Goddard would start the next possession at midfield and drove it down to the 16 before Taylon Lamkin recovered a fumble. Wellington got a couple of first downs but the Crusaders fumbled the ball again at the 33. Goddard drove again but threw the ball to Nance for an interception. Wellington would eventually have to punt. Nance, who was maimed on the punt with no call, got it to the Goddard 45.Then Vang would scramble 48 yards for a touchdown with 1:11 to play. The Lions were getting dangerously closer, 34-21.The last minute saw Wellington get two unsportsmanlike penalties which stopped the clock and gave Goddard the opportunity to score one more touchdown. Goddard would score on a 9-yard throw with 5 seconds to play to make it 34-28.That left an onside kick where Wellington was able to secure the ball and finally put this one away.Wow what a win, what a game.last_img read more