Lakers formidable opponent for MDI

first_imgBANGOR — The Lady Lakers of Lake Region High School, who will face the Mount Desert Island Lady Trojans Friday in the state championship game, entered the tournament top seed in Class B West.The Lakers’ one loss in their 17-1 season was back in December, at Wells High School. They avenged that loss Saturday in the Western Maine championship game, beating Wells 59-51.Lake Region’s girls have not won a state Class B title since 1975, but they were Western Maine Champions between 2006-2008, and every year from 2012 to the present. In each of the last two tournaments they lost the championship game to Presque Isle. In 2012 they lost by only two points, 49-47. The final score of the 2013 championship game was Presque Isle 51 – Lake Region 44.Lake Region High School is located in Naples and serves the towns of Bridgton, Casco, Naples, and Sebago.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Which college football conference reigns supreme?

first_imgCollege football fans like to think that their conference is the best in the league, but there can only be one division that truly reigns supreme. This week, the Badger Herald breaks down the top five conferences in college football and determines who really is the best in the land.5: Big 12The Big 12 began the season 7-3 with losses coming from Texas, West Virginia and Baylor. Following Texas and West Virginia’s losses they were both dropped from the top 25, leaving only Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State emerging as the only real college playoff contenders, the Big 12 is dealing with a serious lack of depth. They will hold their first ever conference title game this season, which they hope will help them get a team into the College Football Playoff after being left out two of the last three seasons.Current season stats for the Big 12 4: Pac 12 The Pac 12 has started off hot, with its teams winning 12 of the 13 games they’ve played. The record is a bit misleading though because many of its teams played easy week one matchups. Conference front-runner USC looked anything but impressive in there opener against Western Michigan and it remains to be seen if Washington can repeat the success it had last year or if it will resort back too its old losing ways.Aside from these two teams the Pac 12, doesn’t really have another title contender, although teams like Stanford and Washington State may be poised for breakout years.Current stats for the Pac 123: ACCACC teams had a 10-4 record opening weekend. The conference took a big hit though, with Florida State not only losing in its opener to Alabama but also losing its Heisman candidate Deondre Francois to a season ending knee injury. Reigning national champion Clemson lost Deshaun Watson to the NFL but the perennial powerhouse seams to have retooled as they looked very convincing in their 56-3 rout of Kent State.Depth though is what the ACC lacks with Louisville beating Purdue in unconvincing fashion and Virginia Tech still largely unproven. It remains to be seen whether Lamar Jackson, as incredible as he is, can carry Louisville with their many holes defensively.Current stats for the ACC2: SECSEC teams had an opening weekend record of 12-2 with the most impressive being Alabama’s dismantling of previously third-ranked Florida State. Aside from the undisputed top team in the country there is no clear front runner to contend for a title.With six teams in the top 25 though someone will almost surely step up to challenge the Crimson Tide. The most storied conference in college football may not be as strong as it usually is but it would be a mistake to underestimate the proven track record of the SEC.Current SEC stats 1: Big TenThe Big Ten began the season with a record of 11-3. With four top 10 teams who are all legitimate title contenders the Big Ten is far and away the strongest conference in the country.Ohio State has emerged as the early favorite but Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan have all shown that they aren’t far behind with convincing week one performances.The winner of the Big Ten is a virtual lock to make the College Football Playoff and even getting a second team in isn’t out of the question considering the strength of the conference this year.Current Big Ten statslast_img read more

The Final Word: No. 3 Notre Dame dismantles No. 12 Syracuse, 36-3

first_img Published on November 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0) defeated No. 12 Syracuse, (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) 36-3, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. In the biggest college football matchup of the weekend, the Orange were embarrassed on both sides of the ball, likely losing any chance at a New Year’s Six bowl in the process.Here’s what our beat writers thought of Saturday’s game. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

BOOST FOR GORTAHORK AS 100 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ATTEND IRISH COURSE

first_imgGORTAHORK has hosted more than 100 Irish language university students from the North.The BA Irish Language and Literature students from the University’s Belfast, Coleraine and Magee campuses spent a week in the area on an intensive language programme delivered by University of Ulster staff.Irish language students at Ulster have been attending immersion courses in the Gortahork area of County Donegal for more than 30 years but this year’s course marked a change in structure. Dr Malachy Ó Néill, Head of School of Irish Language and Literature explained “Traditionally our students have spent a fortnight on the residential Gaeltacht course around Easter each year but this has become increasingly difficult in recent times for students who work part-time and who also have coursework deadlines to meet late in the second semester.“The new structure means that students have the opportunity to fulfil the course requirements in terms of residency in a Gaeltacht community by spending one week there per semester. The second course is scheduled for March 2013.”Dr Gearóid Ó Domagáin, Director of the Gaeltacht Course, said he was delighted with the high level of attendance and engagement from the student body.“I would also like to acknowledge the support from Ulster staff who travelled to Donegal to organise and deliver language lessons, seminars and cultural activities. “This year we also introduced a series of afternoon lectures which greatly enriched the course. This enabled students to benefit from new perspectives on their courses in language and literature while resident in an Irish-speaking environment.”All teaching was delivered through the medium of Irish and students and staff stayed with local Irish-speaking families throughout the week. The course concluded with a dinner and Céilí Mór. BOOST FOR GORTAHORK AS 100 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ATTEND IRISH COURSE was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:BOOST FOR GORTAHORK AS 100 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ATTEND IRISH COURSElast_img read more