The St. Louis 7th Grade Lady Cardinals took a fall against Greensburg’s A team last night. It went down with a 36-6 defeat, but they gave their all for the first game.Our leading scorer was Grace Laudick with 6 points. Defensively GiGi Dreyer and Sydney Schutte both pulled down 6 rebounds a piece.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.The St. Louis 8th Grade Girls Basketball team opened their season with a road win against Greensburg Thursday night by a final score of 31 to 18.A buzzer beater 3 point shot at the half by Hailey Mohr ignited a balanced scoring attack and a solid defensive effort by the Lady Cardinals.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.
… returns home after successful surgeryGUYANESE boxer Clive Atwell has expressed his appreciation to all those who have supported and helped him on his road to recovery.Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion, the boxer lauded the Guyana American Heritage Foundation, who was instrumental in helping him to get his second surgery.The boxer had his first surgery last October after fainting in the ninth round of his title fight against T&T-based Dexter Gonzales at the Giftland Mall. He was rushed to the hospital and doctors found that he had subdural hematomas haemorrhaging or simply put: bleeding in his head.His first successful surgery was done in Trinidad and Tobago but he was told after he needed a second surgery, which would cost G$5M. This prompted the fundraising process for the 27-year-old.A committee was formed to raise the funds for the boxer, who needed his second surgery within six months. His fundraising had taken him out of Guyana to the United States and with help he was able to raise the funds he needed.It was out of Guyana where he met Lady Ira Lewis from Guyana American Heritage Foundation who spearheaded the fundraising for Atwell while he was in New York. The boxer also expressed his thanks to this committee.According to Atwell, going into the second surgery, which he completed on August 18 at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York, the doctor informed him of the risk.“The doctor told me of the complications and risks – that there could be bleeding in the brain, and I would have an increased risk of seizures, since the medical timeline had passed. “I told him ‘doc, you do your part and my God will do the rest’,” he added.Atwell has said he is fully recovered and despite not being able to ever box again, he would be helping others follow their dreams in the sport.The boxer was also a guest speaker at UNESCO’s African Sports Summit where he was able to speak about his journey and everything he endured in an effort to give athletes across the region an inside look at the journey.“I was recently a speaker at UNESCO’s African Sports Summit and I was able to speak to many athletes but as for now I’ll be training persons in boxing, my time has come and gone and this is how I could help. I’ll help anyone, if they would want my help,” he added.The boxer plans to also go back to plumbing, since he was a Guyana Industrial Training Centre best graduating student in plumbing in 2004. Chronicle Sport was able to speak with his wife Altadi, who spoke about the entire progress.“For me, seeing him like this is bittersweet, knowing everything that we went through. Before the surgeries. I was the one who was caring for him round the clock and I gave up my job. I’m now opening my own business in documentation services,” Altadi stated.For the two, life has returned to normalcy and that is a blessing they both believe.
The 148th Open Championship was a roaring success as Royal Portrush proved itself a superb host, having waited almost seven decades for the honor.For the first time since 1951 the Open returned to Northern Ireland and the Dunluce Links emphatically rose to the occasion. The addition of two new holes bolstered the challenge of an already demanding course, while the arrival of high winds and heavy rain on Sunday ensured it was a true test of links golf.After welcoming sell-out crowds and crowning a hugely popular winner in the shape of Shane Lowry, one thing is clear — it should not be another 68 years until Royal Portrush stages another Open Championship. Related News British Open 2019: Outstanding Shane Lowry storms to emotional triumph at Portrush British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka’s hopes shot after dreadful start to round four But what really needs to happen now is for all the hard work to be cemented by the prompt arrival of another Open Championship. This should not stand as a one-off, but the start of an era when the Claret Jug makes regular appearances in Northern Ireland.This is what a sell out crowd looks like #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/21IRNJqfIl— The Open (@TheOpen) 18 July 2019McIlroy wasn’t ready…Rory McIlroy winning The Open was the great story everybody was waiting to see unfold.Alas, it never happened, nor ever looked likely to from the moment his opening tee shot went out of bounds. He needs another chance to do himself justice at an Open on home soil. Here are five reasons why the world’s oldest major should be back here as soon as possible.Huge crowds (and noisy, too!)The Open draws huge numbers wherever it is held, but this year’s tournament was the second best attended in history.Almost 240,000 fans poured in to watch the action over four days, with only St Andrews having seen more for an Open. Add in the fact noise levels were off the charts and you have a compelling case already.The Royal Portrush crowd delivered for @ShaneLowryGolf yesterday and he returned the favour. Will he go low again? #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/MMCHNlk9Uk— The Open (@TheOpen) 19 July 2019The players loved itOne after another the players showered this venue with praise.Tiger Woods called it an “unbelievable golf course”, while Darren Clarke was one of many to point out how “fair” the track was, rewarding good shots and punishing bad ones.It is quite apparent that if players had their way, The Open would be back here sooner rather than later.”I’m proud of Portrush” @Graeme_McDowell #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/7jWlf4yXIL— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 21, 2019It’s “the British Open”Americans call this competition “The British Open” and the courses on its rotation should truly reflect that fact.England and Scotland have been hogging the tournament for too long and, with one edition every year, there is plenty of scope to make a trip to Northern Ireland a more regular occurrence.It could even open up new avenues, with one reporter having asked R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers when the championship was heading to Wales…To build a legacyThis year’s tournament has provided a huge boost to the local economy and put Portrush firmly on the map.