All 105 principals present at yesterday’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) meeting held at the Terra Nova Hotel voted in favour of the implementation of the five-point proposal recommended by the technical committee of Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. There was a slight adjustment in one of the recommendations concerning Class Three girls, but ISSA vice-president and principal of St Elizabeth Technical Keith Wellington was very pleased with the support shown by his colleagues. Following recommendations in November last and after meeting with the coaches a month later, they recommendations were brought to the principals meeting yesterday, needing a 75 per cent approval rate for immediate implementation. “I am very proud of my colleagues who voted overwhelmingly as the bottom line here is the interest of the student athletes as this was foremost in the minds of the principals,” said Wellington. “All the principals were very receptive to the changes after knowing what they were for and how the student athletes can gain, and it was not solely about Boys and Girls’ Championships. They looked on the pros and cons and how it would have affected both the schools and individuals,” continued Wellington, who was recently named LASCO Principal of the Year. Wellington added that the biggest issues in the discussion had to deal with timing and the Class Three girls competing in the 3,000m and 2,000m steeplechase events. “We had discussions about the decisions being taken now or next year, and the consensus was that it should be this year as only those athletes who were down to compete in three events would have been affected, and that was one of our objectives in limiting the athletes in doing more than two events. Also, after meeting with the coaches in December, we went back to the technical committee and made a recommendation concerning the second-year Class Three girls doing the 3,000m Steeplechase due to the limited amount of athletes in Class One, and they accepted,” said Wellington, who stated that despite being a principal, he was not thinking about his individual school, but it was all about the welfare of each student. The changes, which will see the boys 400m hurdles now being contested in Class One and Class Two; only girls from classes one and two, as well as second-year Class Three girls will be allowed to compete in the 3,000m and the 2,000m steeplechase, and athletes will only be allowed to do two individual events and two relays, except in field events, where athletes can do three individual events and and one relay. Also, girls competing in the heptathlon can only do one other individual event, while boys contesting the decathlon will not be allowed to do any other event. Additionally, only classes one and two boys can compete in the 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase. INTEREST OF ATHLETES
DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Guangzhou holds off Seoul for Asia League title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas steamrolled San Sebastian, 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 in their opening match at the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre Sunday.Tied at 15-all in the third set, the Tigresses finished off the Lady Stags with a 10-2 run sealed by a service ace by Milena Alessandrini.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “This is the perfect time to hone our new recruits. In this game, they’ve done well but will need more polishing in their game,” UST head coach Emilio “Kung Fu” Reyes Jr. said in Filipino.Up 10-6 in the second frame, UST uncorked an 8-1 run capped by an attack error by Lady Stags’ Shannai Requierme and never looked back as they take a 2-0 set lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UST managed to snatch a win without top hitters Sisi Rondina and Dimdim Pacres due to their current stints in the Philippine Super Liga.San Sebastian committed 26 errors compared to UST’s 17. The Tigresses chalked up 37 kills. Alessandrini led UST with nine points while newcomer Kecelyn Galdones dropped eight markers.Joyce Sta. Rita led the Lady Stags with nine points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in New York. The Hornets defeated the Knicks 119-107. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lamb’s layup with 8:50 left in the third quarter gave the Hornets their biggest lead at 77-49.New York pulled within 18 on Knox’s 3-pointer before Walker’s long 3 pushed the lead to 99-78 heading to the fourth.The Knicks opened the fourth with a 7-0 run to pull within 14 on Frank Ntilikina’s jumper with 10:47 remaining. However, the Hornets scored the next 12 points to put the game out of reach.“Once we settled into the game, the ball was moving, shots were going down, we were getting stops,” said Hornets coach James Borrego.During that run, Ntilikina, who finished with 18 points — all in the second half — fouled out running into Parker with nine minutes left and Knicks coach David Fizdale was accessed two technical fouls and ejected with 8:33 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders “It was a little frustrating,” Ntilikina said. “He (Parker) is one of the guards I respect in this league. I’ve been watching him since I was young.”Zeller scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Hornets opened up a pair of seven-point leads. Parker came off the bench to score eight and Charlotte led 27-24 after the first 12 minutes.“I wanted to come out with a lot of energy to start with,” Zeller said. “Throughout the season we’ve come out slow for a few games. I took it upon myself to come out with a lot of energy.”The Hornets opened the second quarter on a 7-0 run, but the Knicks responded by scoring the next six points to pull to 34-30. Charlotte followed with an 18-4 stretch to take an 18-point lead.New York closed within 10 by scoring the next eight points, but the Hornets went on to lead 61-47 at halftime.Damyean Dotson added 12 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight.TIP-INSHornets: Three Charlotte players (Walker, Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb) have started all of their 26 games this season, while two others (Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller) have started 25. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Willy Hernangomez have each started once.Knicks: New York had defeated Charlotte four consecutive times at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks hadn’t been beaten by the Hornets at home since April 6, 2016. … Allonzo Trier, who strained his left hamstring in Saturday’s loss to Brooklyn, did not play.BALANCING ACT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as the Hornets led by as many as 28 points.“We knew they played last night. We wanted to come out really aggressive on both ends of the floor and it worked out for us,” Walker said. “We wanted to jump on them. We really needed this win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKnicks rookie Kevin Knox tied a season high with 26 points and set a career high with 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points.“I just wanted to make sure I gave everything I had in the tank, leave it all out on the floor,” Knox said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Hornets have not been more than one game above .500 or more than two games below .500 all season long. Their longest winning streak is two games (five occasions) and they have one three-game losing streak (Nov. 30-Dec. 5).KNICKS’ ACHING BACKThe Knicks have now played six back-to-back sets this season. They are 1-11 in those games, with their only victory coming at Boston, 117-109 on Nov. 21.BRIEF LAYOVERThe Hornets begin a five-game homestand on Wednesday when they host the Pistons, and end it when they play Detroit again on Dec. 21. It is part of a stretch in which Charlotte plays 10 of 12 games on its home floor, with the only away games having taken place in Minnesota (Wednesday) and New York.UP NEXTHornets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Knicks: At Cleveland on Wednesday night. View comments
Baptist prelates and church members, with the blessing of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), have expressed opposition to the proposal to turn Liberia into a “Christian Nation.”Proposal #24 to declare Liberia a Christian State, seen by many as highly divisive and dangerous, was among proposed amendments voted on and accepted by 400 delegates attending the 5-day Constitution Review Conference held last week in Gbarnga, Bong County. The LBMEC, under the leadership of its president, Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, who is also vice president and chair of the Commission on Human Rights Advocacy of the Baptist World Alliance, said Liberian Baptists do not support the proposal to make Liberia a “Christian Nation.” As the oldest Christian denomination in the country, LBMEC said it is cognizant of its “baptistic history and core commitment as a Christian denomination, which does not discriminate.” “There is no blemish on our escutcheon (a protective or ornamental nameplate) for the practice of religious persecution, since the act is the unfair treatment of a person or group of people because of religious beliefs and practice. Religious persecution can take the form of physical punishment or discrimination,” a statement issued by the Baptist Convention and signed by Dr. Menjay stated Therefore, the Baptists are of the view that to make Liberia a “Christian Nation” is discriminatory and is not part of our Baptist Christian principles.” Accordingly, the Baptist said, they have persistently refused to bend their own necks under the yoke of suppression, “and we have meticulously withheld our hand and heart from . . . yokes placed upon others. “We do not support any legislated domination of any group or individual, because we strongly are driven by the words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 7:12 to “treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Laws and the Prophets are all about. “We do not support making Liberia a “Christian Nation,” the Baptist statement emphasized. The Baptists, the statement said, have never approved an ordinance inflicting a civic disability on any human person or group because of religious practice and belief. According to the statement, the Baptists reaffirm the right of every human being in Liberia to exercise freedom in matters of faith and conscience from all compulsion or intimidation by any governmental authority. Liberian Baptists, therefore, “have no room for sectarian arrogance within the country’s diverse Christian persuasions and in a progressively more pluralistic world where Liberia is for all persons regardless of faith persuasion or affiliation. “A nerve center of our denominational sensibility as Christians called Baptist is not merely religious toleration, but religious liberty; not merely sufferance, but freedom not just for us, but for all people. As such, we affirm our stance against making Liberia a Christian Nation.” Meanwhile, the Baptist said they have joined the likes of several other Baptists, including John Symth, Thomas Helwys, Roger Williams, John Clarke, and Ann Hasseltine Judson and, in the words of another eminent Baptist minister, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention was founded in 1880 to bring Baptist churches together for fellowship, cooperation and the development of programs in Christian education and evangelism.Though the Baptist Convention was founded in 1880, the Baptists are recognized as Liberia’s oldest denomination because the first church which the pioneers from America built, in 1822, was Providence Baptist, on Broad Street in central Monrovia. It is the smaller edifice behind which the new Providence Baptist Church, facing Ashmun Street, was built. It was in that first Baptist Church on Broad Street that the Declaration of Independence and the Liberian Constitution of 1847 were signed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Not too long ago, Liberians were introduced to a shy and quiet talent, Master Queen. That was 2009 when Liberia’s hottest female DJ was polishing her skill at Crystal FM. Then she was a presenter cum continuity announcer buying her time.Feeling ready for the big leagues, Master Queen made the transition and landed at Hott FM.That was six years ago. Master Queen started working at Hott FM at a time when there was little opportunity for female broadcasters in Liberia. Not deterred by the challenge, Master Queen fought very hard to climb the ladder, and in no time she became a household name.For her time at Hott FM, she made her mark on the Liberian creative sector, which will never be forgotten.Her show, Grace the Occasion, became the voice of the artist movement that was pleading for support from the Liberian people.Not only did the show advocated for artists, it encouraged them to produce quality songs that will serve as stepping stones to get support from the Liberian people.She spoke on understanding the business concept of music and the importance of artists treating their careers as businesses not hobbies. Probably more than any other radio personality, Master Queen made it a personal crusade to call on Liberians and all listening to buy Liberian music and works of arts, that being an artist is a profession like any other out there. She became the rallying cry for struggling as well as established musicians and the arbiter of the kind of quality work Liberians deserve if they were to patronize musicians. Master Queen’s ultimate goal was to erase from the minds of many artists that the Liberian people don’t care about their music, asking them to rather produce quality music that will inspire the people.And we now see a time in Liberia when our musicians are putting out quality music, beats, lyrics and videos. Not only that the reception from Liberians here at home and abroad has been tremendous with the likes DenG, Takun J and Eric Geso commanding huge appearance fees for shows much like their Nigerian counterparts. Also, the world is finally taking note with Liberian artists being nominated for local and international awards. To say that Master Queen was responsible for all that wouldbe an understatement. Definitely, Grace the Occasion will be missed on Hott FM for promoting Liberian music without favoritism as well as not criticizing people for not supporting Liberian music.Due to this kind of quality, listeners of the show and many artists always shower praises on the radio diva for conducting the show in good manner.“When I moved to Hott FM, I felt it was my responsibility to advocate and promote Liberian music in a more positive way. I wanted to make a change within the mind of the Liberian people and artists, which I did by encouraging the artists to record good songs before calling for more support.“Today, the status of our artists is improving with support from the Liberian people, which came as the result of the good songs they produce. I will miss the Grace the Occasion show, the fun and the entertainment,” said Master Queen.As a celebrated radio personality, Master Queen understands the music business and its impact on society.We wish you success in your new journey. We at LIB Life know that you will make a success out of your new endeavor as you continue to promote Liberia’s growing music industry and our musicians. Godspeed! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mohamed’s Enterprise/ExxonMobil futsalFiggy Green Jags emerged from the fifth annual staging of the Mohamed’s Enterprise/ExxonMobil Futsal tournament on Saturday night$600,000 richer and sporting the winners’ title after a hard fought showdown against Germans United at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard court.The tournament’s highest goal scorer, Colwyn Drakes, led with a hat-trick for the eventual champions, which saw the weight of the match being shifted on many occasions.Within seven minutes of the start of the tournament, Germans had already taken a 2-0 lead when Ryan Noel scored a scorcher from long range before Andre MayersJohn Waldron preparing to take a shotsneaked one in after a goalkeeper’s fumble.John Charlton pulled one back for the Jags, but Germans regained their two-possession lead when Tyrese McAllister found the back of the net to make it 3-1.In the second half of play, the two teams became engaged in an all-out battle, matching each other goal for goal; and the last two minutes of play were most eventful. With five minutes remaining on the clock, Drakes scored two goals, and with one each coming from Donovan Francis and John Waldron, the Jags were propelled into the lead.Germans keeper Tevin Crawford subsequently scored a penalty in the 33rd minute, but soon after missed another penalty kick which would’ve put the scores level.Jags were at that stage leading 6-5, butOrlanzo Thurman stepped up to the plate for Germans and scored two goals with just over a minute left in the game. This placed the Germans ahead 7 – 6, and Waldron’s equalizer with 30 seconds on the clock brought the game to a deadlock.That is when Drakes sealed his Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance with the shot of the night to complete his hat-trick and steal victory on the regulation time whistle.The Jags’ win meant Germans United had to settle for the runner-up prize of $250,000 cash.Meanwhile, in the third place playoff contested earlier, one goal separated winners Goodfellas from Quiet Storm, as the former claimed the $100,000 third prize in an 11-10 showdown.Quiet Storm pocketed $50,000 for their fourth place finish.The tournament was sponsored by Mohammed’s Enterprise, ExxonMobil, Bakewell, Cell Smart, Power Producers & Distributors Incorporated (PPDI), Stag Beer, Dragon Stout, Sankar’s Auto Works and Bumper to Bumper Services.
SharesKevin de Bruyne was forced off injured in the first-half of Manchester City’s match against Tottenham on SaturdayMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford by manager Pep Guardiola.The Belgium midfielder suffered the latest of several injuries this season when he was forced off in the champions’ Premier League win at home to Tottenham on Saturday. “It is a muscular problem,” Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday. “We will see in the next days but tomorrow he is not available.”Man City can move one point clear of title rivals Liverpool at the top of the table heading into their final three games of the season with victory over United.Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
2. Burnley handed English players 19,689 minutes of league action 20 20. Chelsea handed English players 4,004 minutes of action in the Premier League this season – click the arrow above, right, which team handed the most minutes to English players in the 2016/17 campaign 20 20 20 8. Tottenham Hotspur handed English players 13,917 minutes of league action 20 9. Leicester City handed English players 12,423 minutes of league action 6. Hull City handed English players 14,762 minutes of league action 14. Stoke City handed English players 10,131 minutes of league action 20 15. West Ham United handed English players 9,868 minutes of league action The England national football team is under constant scrutiny over its direction and a look at how much playing time English players are receiving in the Premier League makes for interesting reading.Only one of the top flight’s leading six teams features in the top 10, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City well down the pile.So can you guess which club leads the way in promoting English talent?Scroll through the gallery above to find out which team handed the most minutes to English players in the Premier League. 16. West Bromwich Albion handed English players 9,106 minutes of league action 13. Manchester United handed English players 11,036 minutes of league action 20 20 20 20 11. Liverpool handed English players 11,905 minutes of league action 3. Middlesbrough handed English players 16,345 minutes of league action 20 18. Manchester City handed English players 4,748 minutes of league action 12. Sunderland handed English players 11,719 minutes of league action 17. Arsenal handed English players 5,956 minutes of league action 20 19. Watford handed English players 4,692 minutes of league action 7. Everton handed English players 14,739 minutes of league action 5. Southampton handed English players 15,258 minutes of league action 20 20 20 20 20 10. Swansea City handed English players 12,083 minutes of league action 20 4. Crystal Palace handed English players 15,706 minutes of league action 20 20 1. Bournemouth handed English players 23,919 minutes of league action
KILCAR GAA NOTESNames are now been taken for the Reserve Manager, Minor Board Chairperson and Coaching Officer Jobs. The deadline is 6pm on Tuesday 13th January contact Fiona McGinley if you’re interested. 2015 Club Membership is now due contact Denise McSweeney fees are €20 per Adult and €40 per family and application forms will be available on the website from next week.Scor Anyone who is interested in taking part in this year’s Scor could they get in contact with Honora Meehan ASAP at 087-7925603. We are looking for quiz team, a solo singer, an instrumental group and someone to do storytelling.Our club was famous not so long ago for being very competitive in the Scor competitions and it would be great to reach them heights again as we have great talent in the parish and Scor is an important part of the GAA calendars so if you think you have what it takes please get in touch. Scor Sinsir takes place in Glenfin on Friday 30th January.Club Dinner Dance The Club Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 24th January in the Blue Haven at 8pm tickets are €25 and can be got in Hegartys Centra and Lauras Shop or of any from any the following committee members: Michael McShane, John Curran, Fiona McGinley, Denise McSweeney, Kevin Doogan or Gavin O’Donnell. Music by Flipside.Club AppWe have now 152 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,700 this week’s numbers were 2, 6, 8 and 21 winners were: €50 Maureen Molloy (Leitir), €30 Aishling Kennedy(Kilcar) and €20 Seamus Carr (Main Street). Lotto Plus numbers 5, 11, 14 and 18 there was no winner. BingoClub Bingo winners were €140 Sally Morrow, €100 Eileen Gillespie, €80 Carmel Ellis, €70 Rosaleen Boyle, Briget O’Gara, Breege Campbell, Breege McDevitt, Roseanne Ellis, Bernie O’Gara and Annie McGinley . The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,650 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR SEEK RESERVE TEAM MANAGER was last modified: January 12th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)
Reyes called senior two-way lineman Gabriel Covarrubias (6-1, 260) “another big part of what we will do,” and singled out senior running back Mike Perez (5-8, 150). Among the newcomers, Reyes praised Ezequiel Barillas, a 6-0, 170-pound senior linebacker who transferred from Warren, senior Rene Robledo (WR, 5-11, 160), and sophomores Garrett Carrillo (OL/LB, 5-11, 230) and Steve Mendoza (LB/RB, 5-9, 155). — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Dons return 14 lettermen, including seven starters on both offense and defense, from last season’s 6-5 team that finished 3-2 and tied for second in league. Both quarterbacks who shared time under center a year ago return. A.J. Toscano, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior, appears to have the edge over senior Michael Perea (5-11, 160) in their battle for the starting spot. “Toscano can also play linebacker, and he might see time on the special teams,” Reyna said. “He’ll be a big part of everything we do this year. “Toscano is more of a runner. Perea is more of a drop-back passer and he is a fine defensive player also.” Some of the other key returners include third-year varsity letterman Giovani Sandoval (senior, DE/RB, 5-8, 155), defensive backs Richard Torres (senior, 5-7, 145) and Erik Garcia (junior, 5-7, 148), defensive linemen Fermando Hernandez (senior, 6-1, 175, another third-year varsity performer), Felix Romero (senior, 5-10, 240), Javier Santana (senior, 6-3, 250) and John Serna (senior, C/LB, 5-10, 240). “The commitment so far from our returners has been outstanding,” Reyna said as he prepared for his fifth season. “As always, we have some talented newcomers, and if they can fill our needs in some spots, we’ll be fine. “The inexperience is always a concern, and it will be a matter of how quickly players progress in learning their responsibilities.” PICO RIVERA — A new-look offense, a talented, versatile quarterback to run it and the usual aggressiveness that always marks the defense give El Rancho High School football coach Willie Reyna good reason for optimism. Now, if Reyna can just find the assertiveness last year’s team leaders had among this season’s players, the Dons can qualify as solid contenders in an effort to halt Santa Fe’s bid for a fifth consecutive Del Rio League crown.