Tags: education • Mission High School • sports Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% The Mission Bears celebrate their win. The Mission High School team after their win against St. Ignatius High. Photo by Bruce HallmanGordon’s son once coached the team. When he started, she said, it wasn’t a particularly popular job, and the team was in bad shape. Their surge to new heights is thrilling for neighbors and families who support the school.“It’s our Mission. They were in the gutter 10 years ago,” Gordon said.The win was hard-fought – though Stephens reported Mission High secured an early lead, St. Ignatius took it back before being overtaken once again by the underdogs.“We knew they’d come back,” Mission High coach Arnold Zelaya told the Chronicle, “but we knew we’d respond too.”The playoff game takes place Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at 2951 Markley Ln., Fairfield, CA. Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been in the history of the school. Indeed, Mission High wants to be the first San Francisco public high school to earn a state title.Tuesday’s game, which Mission High won 67-57, was tense. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Mitch Stephens, a dunk in the fourth quarter by one of Mission High’s star athletes had the crowd going wild.“It was epic last night,” said spectator Kathryn Gordon. The house was packed, she said. “Everyone had been waiting a long time for this to happen.”
JAMES Roby and James Graham have been named in the 2011 Engage Super League Dream Team.Both appear for their second successive seasons and for the third time in total.Newcomers Rangi Chase of Castleford Tigers and Scott Dureau, the Catalan Dragons scrum-half, are among six debutants in the prestigious team of the year.Other new faces include the oldest player currently playing in the Engage Super League, Catalan Dragons second row Steve Menzies, who becomes the 121st player to be selected in the Super League Dream Team since 1996.Hull FC’s Tom Briscoe has earned his first selection in the squad on the wing and is joined by another debutant on the opposite flank, where Joel Monagahan of Warrington stars in only his first season in Super League. Monaghan’s team-mate Garreth Carvell is the sixth debutant in the front row.The Engage Super League Dream Team is chosen by a panel of Rugby League journalists and broadcasters who regularly cover the Engage Super League competition and is based on form throughout the regular season.Each player who has appeared in the Dream Team has been given an individual ID number and these numbers have been woven into the design of the shirt.2011 ENGAGE SUPER LEAGUE DREAM TEAM1 – Sam Tomkins (Wigan) – 2009, 2010 – 107th player2 – Tom Briscoe (Hull FC) – Debut – 116th player3 – Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC) – 2006 – 84th player4 – George Carmont (Wigan) – 2008 – 99th player5 – Joel Monaghan (Warrington) – Debut – 117th player6 – Rangi Chase (Castleford) – Debut – 118th player7 – Scott Dureau (Catalan) – Debut – 199th player8 – James Graham (St Helens) – 2008, 2010 – 102nd player9 – James Roby (St Helens) – 2007, 2010 – 94th player10 – Gareth Carvell (Warrington) – Debut – 120th player11 – Ben Westwood (Warrington) – 2008, 2010 – 103rd player12 – Steve Menzies (Catalan) – Debut – 121st player13 – Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan) – 2010 – 115th player
HULL FC are inviting St Helens supporters to travel in large numbers to the KC Stadium next weekend with special ticket and accommodation offers available for a special Jubilee celebration when the two teams meet in Super League on Sunday, June 3.The Saints have always embraced the journey across the M62 to East Yorkshire and have mixed well with their Hull counterparts in recent seasons, when matches between the sides have served up some truly memorable moments and plenty of drama.Now, the Black and Whites would like to extend another warm welcome to fans of last year’s Grand Finalists travelling across for the match, which will see plenty of activities and entertainment rolled out for fans of both clubs as part of special celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.And with this in mind, Hull FC have waivered the match week ticket price increase so that all adult away supporters tickets will remain priced at £23, including on the day of the game.The club have also secured a number of discounted hotel rooms courtesy of the club’s official hotelier, Hallmark Hotels, who will be offering cheaper rates exclusively to St Helens supporters wishing to stay over in Hull during the bank holiday weekend.The offer will see 4-star bed and breakfast rooms priced at just £65 for two people with complimentary bacon or sausage sandwiches after the game finishes on the Sunday.The discounted room rate will apply to supporters wishing to stay on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday nights, with fans simply needed to quote the code “MELI0306” when booking over the phone on 01482 645212.Meanwhile, the fan park will be open to supporters from 11am on the day of the game and will ensure there is plenty to do both inside and outside the ground, including fairground rides, archery, inflatables, a dog show, face painting, balloon modellers, food stalls, trampolines and a rodeo bull ride all in nearby West Park.There’ll also be the pomp and ceremony of a vintage open-top bus, plenty of flags, live music, rugby coaching sessions and much more in an event that will provide families with the perfect day out.And when fans arrive, you’ll not only be able to wander around the fan park at your leisure, you’ll also be entertained by a Queen tribute act performing inside the stadium and play your part in a raucous rendition of God Save The Queen, led by local classical singer Leroy Vickers.You can buy tickets by calling into the ticket office at Langtree Park, clicking here or but calling 01744 455 052.
THE Saints Superstore will have a good range of England and Exiles merchandise on sale this Saturday.For one day only we will stock great England gear at reduced prices as well as the brand new 2012 Exiles Shirt.You can pick up an England home shirt for just £25 (kids at £20), as well as Training T-Shirts and Vests starting at £12 for Adults.Hoodies and Fleeces are available in limited sizes for just £20 for adults with caps and hats at just a fiver.The brand New Exiles Size 5 ball and England Size 5 and Midis will also be available in limited quantities.The shop will be open from 9am in Saturday, closing at kick-off, before reopening for an hour after the match.
SAINTS Academy Tourists fly out to Australia tonight for their bi-annual tour.They will take on St George (October 13), Central Coast (October 18 @ Wyong Leagues Club), Wests Tigers (October 20) and Penrith (October 26 @ St Mary’s) in the three-week trip – as well as visiting Sydney Swans AFL.Everyone at the club would like to wish Daniel Abram, Philip Atherton, Ricky Bailey, Tom Calland, Liam Cooper, Jonah Cunningham, Oliver Davies, David Eccleston, Lewis Fairhurst, Matthew Fleming, Liam Forsyth, Lewis Hatton, Kieron Herbert, David Hewitt, Morgan Knowles, Ross McCauley, Joseph McLoughlin, Ben Morris, James Nicholl, Daniel Richardson, Joe Ryan, Adam Saunders, Aaron Smith, Connor Smith, Jake Spedding, Bobby Williams and Chris Worrall all the best on their trip.#saintsheartbeatFor all the latest on the Tour click here.
Jack Ashworth comes in for the injured Zeb Taia in the only change from last week’s squad.Justin Holbrook will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor (pictured), 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba.Shaun Wane will choose his Warriors side from:1. Sam Tomkins, 2. Tom Davies, 3. Dan Sarginson, 7. Sam Powell, 8. Tony Clubb, 9. Thomas Leuluai, 10. Ben Flower, 14. John Bateman, 17. Taulima Tautai, 19. Willie Isa, 20. Morgan Escare, 22. Liam Marshall, 25. Romain Navarrete, 30. Gabriel Hamlin, 34. Josh Woods, 36. Samuel Kibula, 39. Liam Paisley, 40. Joe Greenwood, 41. Chris Hankinson.The game kicks off at 7:45pm and the referee will be Robert Hicks.Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here. Coach travel is free for 2018 Members whilst places last.
Brunswick County marching bands perform at an annual showcase (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Fall isn’t just for football. It’s also a time of year when many marching bands perform and compete.Though it wasn’t a competition, high school marching bands from across Brunswick County came out Tuesday night to showcase their skills at North Brunswick High School.- Advertisement – It’s an annual tradition for the three high schools to come together to perform in the showcase.The showcase was free to the public, though the North Brunswick JROTC program collected non-perishable canned goods for local food pantries at the event.North Brunswick High School Band Director Christopher Cook said it’s an important event for the students to be able to show their talents to the community.Related Article: Deputies: Suspect in custody after break-in at West Brunswick High“We showcase what we’ve done all year,” North Brunswick High School Drum Major Reagan Jernigan said. “And it’s kind of like a prideful moment for us because it isn’t really a competition, it’s a showcase. Because we often don’t get to go to show, like competitions with the rest of them, so that’s kind of fun.”“We don’t get to interact with them a lot, especially with North being a different kind of band, we don’t see them a lot so seeing all the other bands from the county is really nice,” South Brunswick High School tuba player Jack Erickson said.“As far as marching band culture, it’s a group of students that is on a team, that are working together,” Cook said.“It’s almost like a big family and it’s a lot of fun to interact with people,” South Brunswick High School trumpet player Iain Taylor said.“Band is not just music and playing,” Cook said. “It’s also teamwork and it’s life skills, and it prepares our students for the world that’s ahead.”
Wilmington Police Department said in October 2017 that Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information.Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All calls and tips will be kept confidential. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a firearm stolen from a Wilmington Police Department officer in Brunswick County.On September 30, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) broke into a parked Wilmington Police Department vehicle and stole a machine gun. The suspect(s) fled the scene afterwards. ATF and the Wilmington Police Department are investigating this crime.- Advertisement –
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two things are sure signs of spring in our area– seasonal allergies and the opening of the Lewis Nursery and Farm for fresh berry-picking. Now, workers are busy getting ready for their opening day this Friday.“Last year, we had 95-year-olds out here picking and we had babies that were less than a week old come out,” said Farm Manager Walt Webb.- Advertisement – The farm draws hundreds of families across the Cape Fear to their 7.5 acre strawberry farm each year.A mild winter has kept the produce on track for the season.“Blueberries and blackberries actually require an amount of chilling hours so cold nights are good for us up until February 15th, when we typically start seeing blooms,” said Webb. “Anytime after that we’ll run overhead irrigation on the blueberries and we’ll cover the strawberries with row crops to protect them.”Related Article: Organizations team up, provide meals to communitiesHurricane Florence damaged farms in our region, but Webb says they have a good and early crop this year. Strawberries are usually ready by early April with blueberries and blackberries available by June.“Blueberries are a perennial plant,” said Webb. “We leave them in the ground. They are established the first 2 years and we start harvesting typically the third year. We are able to harvest them for 15 to 20 years.”Webb says opening the farm to the public is a learning opportunity.“Locality especially of produce is very important and also knowing how it’s produced and the different methods that are used to get that strawberry to the counter or to your table,” said Webb.The farm also sells homemade ice cream with fruit directly from the field. Opening day for scheduled for Friday at the Ogden location located at 6517 Gordon Road. U-pick-em will begin in early April.
Dante and Reporter Hannah Patrick after he got around 70 birthday cards for his 15th birthday in 2016 (Photo: Linda Lee) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We have an update to a story we tell you about each year around this same time.It’s about 17-year-old Dante Brown, a New Hanover County teen with autism. He has become known around the Cape Fear and around the country for his annual request of birthday cards.- Advertisement – He absolutely loves getting birthday cards. This year, he is celebrating a big birthday. Brown is turning 18.“He say’s, ‘Mommy, I’m gonna be a man!’” Brown’s mom Linda Lee said.Again this year, his mother reached out on Facebook asking for as many birthday cards as possible for Dante. She said people have been reaching out to him on Facebook asking about his birthday this year.Related Article: Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy rideTwo years ago, he got about 500 cards from around the world.If you would like to send him a card, his address is 14 Apple Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Brown’s birthday is August 1.