BAR HARBOR — Two junior high school basketball teams continued dominant runs over the weekend with championship wins in the Great Harbor Shootout at Mount Desert Island High School.The Down East Family YMCA boys’ and MDI A girls’ teams were winners in their respective divisions in the tournament. The title wins gave both teams championship triumphs in back-to-back weekends after their March 11 Sheriff’s Cup title wins.DEFY bounced back from an early tournament loss to force an elimination game against Bangor. The team won to force a deciding game and clinched the title with a 60-58 victory in the rematch. In the girls’ championship game, MDI A outlasted Old Town 32-29.The Deer Isle-Stonington High School girls’ team also posted a strong performance with wins over DEFY, Washington Academy and Narraguagus. Hampden Academy finished as the high school girls’ winner after ousting Winslow in a hard-fought championship game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the boys’ side, the MDI high school team lost the title game 65-48 against Hermon after an impressive start to the tournament. The game was a rematch of the Class B North championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor last month, which Hermon also won.The Harbor House Community Center’s tournament brought more than 1,000 players and their families to the area in one of the state’s most significant offseason sporting events. More than 70 teams participated in games played at various schools in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Trenton and Ellsworth.
Syracuse running back Steve Rene is out for the rest of the 2012 season due to an upper-body injury that required surgery, SU Athletics announced in a press release Tuesday.Rene, who saw action in five games as a kick and punt returner, will undergo surgery on Nov. 27. Team physician Dr. Irving Raphael will carry out the procedure, and Rene will be evaluated throughout the rehabilitation process. Whether or not he can participate in spring football will be determined in March 2013, according to the release.Rene battled injury throughout preseason camp and during the season, and he finished with eight punt returns for one yard and nine kick returns for 193 yards. Rene hadn’t played in the Orange’s last three games.SU strong safety Ritchy Desir leads the team with 19 punt returns for 100 yards while wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena has been the team’s primary kick returner, with 20 returns for 386 yards. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm Contact Ryne: email@example.com
As the first Grand Slam of the professional season winds to a close at the Australian Open, The No. 1 men’s tennis team will commence play during one of the “Grand Slams” of college tennis Saturday and Sunday in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-Off Weekend.Ready · Senior Robert Farah and the Trojans host three top teams. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan The Trojans (2-0, 0-0) will host a four-team qualifying tournament Saturday and Sunday against No. 49 Vanderbilt University (3-1, 0-0), No. 70 Radford University (0-2, 0-0) and No. 73 Yale University (0-0, 0-0). The winner of this kick-off tournament will go on to compete in the 16-team ITA National Team Indoor Championships at Charlottesville, Va. from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15.Radford faces off against Yale at 8:30 a.m. to begin the day’s play, and USC starts it Saturday match against Vanderbilt at 11:30 a.m. The winners of each match will compete for a bid to Charlottesville on Sunday at 1 p.m.With all of the interruptions in the team’s schedule, USC coach Peter Smith believes this tournament is an excellent opportunity to pick up momentum against the best competition collegiate tennis has to offer.“We look at it as the start of the season where you have the top-60 teams in the country all playing the same weekend,“ Smith said. “Kind of a cool way to start the season.“The very competitive Vanderbilt squad, coming off a close (4-3) loss to No. 41 University of Michigan, will be the Trojans’ first opponents at the Kick-Off event. The Commodores have three singles players ranked in the top 75 and three ranked doubles duos.Win or lose, the Trojans will play on Sunday against either Radford or Yale. Radford opened its season with two losses to ranked teams and boasts No. 66 singles player junior Ivan Salec.USC opened the season with two wins against Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbra, where the Trojans were able to give all team members a chance to compete.Now that the season is underway, Smith will change his approach in order to soldify his lineup.“Time to lay the best guys out there and get some experience,“ Smith noted.Freshman J.T. Sundling has been medically cleared to begin practice today after a bout with mononucleosis. Smith plans to ease him into playing shape, but Sundling’s presence will help in finalizing the lineup, especially in doubles. With some questions left to be answered, the Trojans hope to advance and prove themselves against the top teams in the nation at the ITAs.