Authorities in Homestead have arrested an 18-year-old woman who reportedly purposely ran over several people during an altercation.The incident occurred on Wednesday.Officials say Jacqueline Hernandez was at her home when she noticed several people she knew drive by in a Volkswagen Jetta.She and her friend then decided to follow the vehicle and when they found it, the two stopped their car right in front of the other car.Hernandez’ friend jumped out of the vehicle as the occupants of the other vehicle got out of their car and an argument ensued.At that point, Hernandez put her car in reverse and accelerated, striking one of the victims. She then accelerated again and struck two other victims and her friend.The friend was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, while another victim suffered multiple wrist and elbow fractures and was taken to Homestead Hospital.During a police interview, Hernandez told them “that she was just trying to bump the victims with her bumper, not kill them.”Hernandez was arrested and is now facing four counts each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
30 Jan 2012 Tree triumphs in South Africa Toby Tree, a member of the England boys’ squad, gained his first individual triumph on foreign soil when he won the Gauteng North Open at Pecanwood Golf Club in South Africa. A closing round of 70 for 271, 17 under par, left him two strokes ahead of Zander Lombard and four clear of another Springbok in Brandon Stone. Tree (picture © Tom Ward), the 17 year old from the Worthing club in Sussex, bettered par in all four rounds over the course situated north of Johannesburg. An English victory looked remote when his opening 69 left him eight strokes behind Scotsman Paul Shields, who shot a sensational 61. But while Shields added a second round 75, Tree secured two eagles including a two at the 18th hole, to romp round in 66 for 135 which left him a shot behind the new leader Lombard, who added 68 to his opening 66. Round three saw Tree sign for eight birdies, three coming at the closing three holes, in another 66 for 201, which saw him edge a shot in front of Lombard going into the final day. Then, despite an eagle and four birdies, he carded 70 yet increased his advantage over Lombard who returned 71. Overall, the England boy international and former English under 14 and under 16 Champion, had three eagles and 21 birdies in his four rounds. Leading final scores: 271 T Tree (Eng) 69 66 66 70 273 Z Lombard (SA) 66 68 68 71 275 B Stone (SA) 67 72 67 69
Facebook128Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Providence St. Peter FoundationProvidence St. Peter Foundation is pleased to announce that the 30th annual Christmas Forest raised $672,000 to benefit the Providence Mission of providing compassionate and excellent health care to all, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable.One of the amazing trees at this year’s Christmas Forest was “Christmas at Tiffany’s” decked out in blue and white with goodies from the famous jewelry store. Photo courtesy: Providence St. Peter Foundation.This annual six-day event, sponsored by Titus-Will, is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and community event which brought in thousands of visitors to see the trees and wreaths decorated by volunteer designers. The trees and wreaths, as well as a number of donated specialty items, were then auctioned off at the dinner and gala to help support charity care, life-saving equipment and compassionate programs for Providence ministries in the southwest Washington region. Several trees and wreaths were pre-sold or were raffle items.“This was the 30th anniversary of Christmas Forest, and the history and tradition of this magical event was so special this year,” shares Jen Foley, a Providence St. Peter Foundation board member who co-chaired the event with her husband Eric. “Both Eric and I were so humbled by the outpouring of generosity from gala attendees, and others who made gifts but could not attend the gala. Our incredible designers truly poured their hearts into their creations which made a beautiful event to start this holiday season.”More than $307,000 of the total was raised to create the Providence St. Peter Hospital Dental Residency Program, making it the second highest total in Christmas Forest’s 30-year history. This program will provide critical dental care to the lowest income and medically compromised adults and improve outcomes of dental-related emergency center visits at St. Peter Hospital. The dental residency program will be located on the Providence St. Peter Hospital campus and will provide both primary and emergency dental care.“Many members of the dental community were in attendance supporting the dental residency program,” shared Peter Brennan, executive director of the foundation. “We received a $55,000 match from the Washington State Dental Association which was a tremendous incentive for attendees to give generously. The support for the dental residency program from both the dental and medical community was truly evident and deeply appreciated.”This adorable wreath from this year’s Christmas Forest was aptly titled “Merry Christmas.” Photo courtesy: Providence St. Peter Foundation.A number of the trees and wreaths purchased were donated back to the community and can be seen in the lobby of St. Peter Hospital, Providence St. Peter Hospital Neurology Unit (9th floor) and Medical Unit (4th floor), Providence St. Peter Sunshine House, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, St. Peter Hospital Surgical Waiting Area, Panorama Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, Olympia Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club and Kaiser Permanente.“Christmas Forest is about caring and providing compassionate health care to our most vulnerable citizens,” shares Rick Middleton, board president for the foundation. “It is our community’s responsibility to help care for those in need by giving of ourselves and doing all that we can to make a difference in the lives of so many. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our donors, volunteers and caregivers who made this event so very special.”Christmas Forest will return in 2018 with public viewings and the gala over the November 30 – December 2 weekend.
The Two River Times is spearheading a safety task force called Crossroads, made up of municipal, county and state officials as well as corporate shareholders and private citizens to improve the co-existence among pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists in the Two River area.This video helps show how pedestrians face when they cross Broad and West Front Streets without using crosswalks, or using a pedestrian crossing signal.We’d like to hear from you about our series, or issues pedestrians and cyclists face crossing the street.Feel free to contact Executive Editor Jody Calendar at [email protected]– Video by Lynette Wojcik
By Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – It’s time to start digging out those old fly-fishing lures and spooling up the flyreels.The much-anticipated trout fishing season in New Jersey opened this past Saturday, and many Two River water ways are ready to be fished by anglers of all ages.On Wednesday afternoon, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife made its way down to Holmdel for the first in-season stocking of 160 rainbow trout at Holmdel Park Pond. Two more in-season trout stocks will occur over the next two weeks, bringing in 320 more trout over that span.A popular spot known for its easy access, fishermen at Holmdel Park Pond can forget about boat launching or checking if the boat battery was charged overnight. The accessibility from the shore- line makes for worry-free casting right into the water. Holmdel Park is one of 14 freshwater locations throughout Monmouth County that will be stocked with 18-month-old rainbow trout this season, which opened at 8 a.m. April 8. They are 10 1⁄2 inches long.From April 10 through May 26, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking 176 brooks, streams, rivers, lands and ponds across the state with 377,520 rainbow trout, said Ed Conley, superintendent at Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford, Warren County. In total, 560,980 trout will be in state waters by the end of May. Pre-season rainbow trout stocking was from March 20 to April 7 – fishing was not allowed during that period.Brian Kubin scoops out some of the 160 rainbow trout that were stocked at Holmdel Park on Wednesday. The pond will be stocked two more times until the season ends on May 26.All of the rainbow trout stocked in state waters during this period come from Pequest, the state’s main trout hatchery, which has the capability to produce up to 700,000 trout for public fishing, according to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.Conley said that trout fishing has been popular among New Jerseyans for one main reason.“It’s carried down from generation to generation,” Conley said. It’s exactly the reason why Steve Prentiss was out fishing Wednesday morning. Every year, the Florida resident makes his way back to New Jersey to spend the week trout fishing with his dad. They hit a number of different spots throughout Monmouth County, but Holmdel Park is always the last stop before he heads home.“I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, man,” Prentiss said. “This is home for me.”As the delivery truck pulled up to the pond just after 11 a.m., 14-year-old Chris Richter of Middletown emerged from his mom’s car to run down to the pond. He said he enjoys fishing at Holmdel Park.“It’s close, it’s local and they have rangers here,” Richter said. “It’s good that they can regulate people and abide by the rules.”For New Jersey residents, anglers need both a fishing license and a trout stamp for the age group between 16- and 69-year-olds. Licenses cost $22.50 for residents up to age 64. The senior resident fishing license costs $12.50. A New Jersey resident trout stamp runs $10.50, and a nonresident trout stamp would cost out-of-state fishermen $20.Licenses and stamps can be purchased online through the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s website, as well as in person at a number of locations across the state. For Two River residents, the closest stores to purchase a fishing license are Dick’s Sporting Goods in Freehold, and Wal-Mart locations in Freehold and Neptune.Town, Body of Water, and Number of TroutColts Neck, Yellow Brook, 360Englishtown, Englishtown Mill Pond, 1,390Freehold, Topenemus Lake, 1,390Holmdel, Holmdel Park Pond, 690Howell, Echo Lake, 1,170Manasquan, Mac’s Pond, 160Navesink, Garvey’s Pond, 520Ocean, Shark River, 1,850Red Bank, Mohawk Pond, 690Shrewsbury, Hockhocksen Brook, 1,290Spring Lake, Spring Lake, 1,430Wall , Manasquan River, 8,820Wall, Mingamahome Brook, 880West Long Branch, Franklin Lake, 1,170This article was first published in the April 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The powerful Chaffey College offense places a lot of stock in one general principle: The first team to 100 points wins. It held true on Wednesday. Jamar Smith scored a game-high 28 points and Jerome Habel added 25 – with 24 coming in a second half that had San Bernardino turn a nine-point deficit into a two-point lead. The lead changed hands six times inside the last four minutes of the game, with the Wolverines taking a 94-92 lead – their largest of the game – when Habel completed a three-point play with just over two minutes to play. But Vince Alvarado answered with one of his pair of three-pointers in the game and T.J. Smith pushed Chaffey’s advantage to 100-96 with a long jumper with less than a minute left. It was just enough time for the Panthers to invite the Wolverines back into the game. Jamar Smith drove for a bucket with 25.7 seconds left and T.J. Smith threw the ball away on the ensuing possession, leaving 17.9 seconds left for San Bernardino to work the ball inside to Habel for the tie. At least that’s what Chaffey planned for. Instead, Dewayne Pettus got the ball, drove inside and came up short on a layup. McClure grabbed the rebound and the foul, and then completed a 6-for-6 effort at the foul line with two free throws that iced the win. Chaffey made 30 of its 35 free throws, including 17-of-19 in the second half, in an effort that began with early execution of the game plan: get the Wolverines into early foul trouble and make the freebies count. Habel, with two early fouls, had four points and a lot of minutes on the bench in the first half, and five Wolverines finished with three or more fouls. “We were able to attack them,” Klein said. “We did what we needed to do.” CHAFFEY WOMEN 61, SBVC 39: Alysia Lewis scored a game-high 17 points, Tynisha Utz added 14 and Chaffey snapped a three-game losing streak with a 61-39 victory over San Bernardino Valley, the Panthers’ first victory in the Foothill Conference. The Panthers (4-14, 1-2) opened the first half with an 18-4 run and maintained a double-digit lead for virtually the entire game, with Lewis sinking three 3-pointers and Mary Barbera hitting two in a 10-point game. Zulema Barajas led San Bernardino Valley (1-16, 1-3) with 11 points, Janae Westmoreland scored 10 and Rocky Malloy added eight before fouling out late in the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Without the size to match up inside with the No. 16 San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team, No. 17 Chaffey leaned on its guards and a hot hand at the foul line, outlasting the Wolverines in a 102-100 win that gave the Panthers the inside track in the Foothill Conference title race. “They didn’t want to give us respect,” Chaffey forward Jason McClure said. “So we were going to take it any way we can get it. We came in here and showed we were the better team.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Earlier, the Chaffey women began the sweep with a 61-39 win over SBVC. In the men’s game, the Panthers’ offensive display was meant for both San Bernardino (15-8, 2-1) and the rest of the conference coaches who picked the Panthers (18-4, 3-0) to finish third in the conference behind the Wolverines and No. 18 Mt. San Jacinto. So far, Chaffey’s answer to the preseason poll has included surviving a nail-biter against Mt. San Jacinto on Saturday and getting 24 points from Larry Dew and 21 from T.J. Smith on Wednesday in a victory that has Chaffey headed to Antelope Valley College on Saturday with sole possession of first place in the conference. “We have to guard against the letdown now,” Chaffey head coach Jeff Klein said. “Going to play at Antelope Valley won’t be easy.” Just like it wasn’t easy for the Panthers to hold onto the 45-40 lead it built by the half.
Phil Younghusband struck from the penalty spot and FC Meralco Manila came away with a gutsy 1-0 victory over Ilocos United as the Sparks regained top spot in the Philippines Football League on Saturday at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.Under a heavy downpour, Younghusband cooly sent his spot kick past Ilocos goalkeeper Baba Sampana in the 54th minute for his fifth goal of the season after a handball infraction on Ilocos inside the box as the Sparks upped their haul to 20 points from eight matches.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Sparks also got a superb effort from goalkeeper Jun Badelic, who stopped Josh Reyes’ effort in the 84th minute, preserving the victory for Meralco.The victory puts the Sparks two points clear of JPV Marikina, which can regain top spot with a win over Davao Aguilas in a match scheduled Sunday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOver at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Ceres Negros whipped Stallion Laguna, 5-2, for its third straight victory.Flaunting their attacking firepower, the Busmen had five different players scoring in front of the home crowd with Stephan Schrock setting the tone for the rout with his 12th minute strike. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Goals from Jeffrey Christiaens, Iain Ramsay, OJ Porteria and Bienvenido Maranon highlighted a strong performance by coach Risto Vidakovic’s men.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SMB dynasty in the offing Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES View comments
The 2016 NCAA Tournament field was unveiled Sunday night, meaning that for the next three days, college basketball fans will be spending their time filling out brackets. We here at College Spun have a different kind of challenge for you, however. We want you to help us determine the most annoying person in sports media. We’ve gone ahead and nominated 64 different candidates.A few of the nominees – like Barstool Sports, Saturday Down South and SB Nation – are actually entities, rather than people. But you get the gist. We’ve also put ourselves on here, just in case you think that we’re actually the most annoying.Let’s get started. You can vote on the Stephen A. Smith region below:The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports MediaVote On The Stephen A. Smith Region Below1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 16. Cris Collinsworth“You don’t want to make an enemy out of me.” Actually, we don’t really care if we do. More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Cris Collinsworth?2. Mark May vs. 15. Terry BradshawOhio State fans might be enough to push Mark May through here. Bradshaw is a long-shot. More Annoying: Mark May or Terry Bradshaw3. Bill Walton vs. 14. Joe BuckWalton’s bizarre announcing style drives most people nuts. Buck has his detractors too, though. More Annoying: Bill Walton or Joe Buck?4. Mike Lupica vs. 13. Gus Johnson“From the parking lot!” More Annoying: Mike Lupica or Gus Johnson?5. Curt Schilling vs. 12. Danny KanellSchilling can’t stop expressing his political views. Kanell can’t stop hating on the SEC. This will be close. More Annoying: Curt Schilling or Danny Kanell?6. Dan LeBatard vs. 11. Katie NolanSome argue LeBatard is a “stunt guy.” Nolan’s detractors are mostly people who don’t appreciate sarcasm. More Annoying: Dan LeBatard or Katie Nolan?7. Tim Tebow vs. 10. Peter KingTebowmania was supposed to end when he stopped playing in the NFL. Some wish King would stop writing about the NFL. More Annoying: Tim Tebow or Peter King?8. Mel Kiper Jr. vs. 9. Tony Kornheiser More overrated: Continuous NFL Draft analysis or PTI? More Annoying: Mel Kiper Jr. or Tony Kornheiser?Vote On The Darren Rovell Region Here >>>
In our quest to solve baseball riddles, we sometimes turn to our friends on Twitter for assistance for topics worth tackling. This one, from @ursus_marit, got our attention. In the eight days since this question was posed, home teams have enjoyed some moderate success. Still, the broader point stands: Road teams are faring unusually well this year. We’re on pace to see the fourth-smallest home-field advantage in the past 20 years, with home teams winning just 52.7 percent of games. There could be any number of reasons for this happening, from random chance to the possibility that Major League Baseball’s closer supervision of umpires is curbing Eric Gregg-level home-cooking calls on balls and strikes. It’s all interesting fodder for backward-looking conversations.What interests us more are the forward-looking implications for this statistical anomaly. Every October, we hear about the challenge of winning games on the road during the playoffs. Could the biggest outliers — the teams performing much better on the road than at home — have an advantage in the postseason?To conduct this experiment, we looked at the entirety of the League Championship Series era (starting in 1969) and tallied home and road winning percentages for every team during the regular season. We then gathered the results of every playoff game during those four-and-a-half decades from Retrosheet.org, noting which teams played at home and which ones played on the road.We controlled for obvious variables, such as overall record and opponents’ record. We then asked our fundamental question: Is there a significant effect that improves playoff outcome predictions, if we also include how much better or worse a team tended to play in a particular location?The answer is: Yes, pretty much. Here’s the quick, slightly gorier math: Looking at all postseason games from 1969 through 2013, we found a marginally significant value to the road team’s road winning percentage minus its home winning percentage, even after controlling for its overall winning percentage. The p-value came in at .07, above the .05 threshold at which we define statistical significance. For every one standard deviation in road winning percentage minus home winning percentage, we can add or subtract nearly 3 percent1To be more precise, 2.9 percent. from the road team’s chances of winning a playoff game.For the 1969-2013 period, the home team won 55.8 of all playoff games.2Compared to 53.9 percent for regular-season games during that period. But make the road team one standard deviation better than average based on road vs. home differential, and the home team wins only 52.9 percent of the time. Make the road team one standard deviation worse, and the home team wins 58.6 percent of the time. We can see how that relationship works in the chart below:The 1969-2013 playoff team with the biggest positive gap between its regular road and home records is the 1981 Kansas City Royals. That’s a bit of a cheat, because that was a strike-shortened season that saw a couple of mediocre teams play into October, thanks to an impromptu rule that granted playoff spots to the best teams from the first and second half of that season. So the Royals cracked the postseason that year, despite posting an overall record that was three games under .500, with a terrible 19-28 home record that netted a .404 home winning percentage.The table below shows the top 20 playoff teams since 1969, as ranked by biggest positive gap between road and home records:Now here’s the million-dollar question: Which potential playoff teams are playing much better on the road this year than at home?Here again, the Royals make an appearance, this time as the playoff contender with the third-biggest positive road-to-home split. Kansas City sits at 42-32 (.568) on the road this season vs. 40-35 (.533) at home, a gap of .035. The Royals are battling for their playoff lives, holding a two-game lead in the race for the second wild-card spot — not counting a soon-to-be-completed suspended game in which they trailed 4-2 in the 10th inning before rain pushed the game’s end to Sept. 22. That means if the playoffs were to start today, Kansas City would travel to Oakland for a one-game playoff. With veteran ace James Shields potentially getting the call for that game,3Depending on how the schedule plays out and if the Royals juggle their rotation. the A’s limping to the finish line, and KC being tough on the road, that could be a favorable matchup for the Royals.Bachelor No. 2 is the Los Angeles Dodgers. They own the best road record in the National League, a stellar 46-29 (.613), but a more modest home record of 40-35 (.533) — a gap of .080. The Dodgers sit just a half-game behind the Washington Nationals for best overall record in the NL, meaning they have a chance to secure home-field advantage until the World Series. On one hand, this would lessen the importance of being world-beaters on the road. On the other, having an unusually strong road record in the regular season correlates to overall success in the playoffs, not just road playoff success.But the most intriguing sleeper might be the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners own the best road record in the American League, a gaudy 42-29 (.592), but just a 38-40 (.487) mark at home — a huge gap of .105 that would be the fourth-largest for any playoff team in the past 45 years. The Mariners are the team on the Royals’ heels. They have a killer one-two starting pitcher combination of Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma,4Granted, Iwakuma has slowed down in his past few starts, including a rough outing Monday in which he allowed four runs in just 4.1 innings. potentially setting up Iwakuma to start a one-game playoff on the road (assuming the schedule holds and King Felix starts the final game of the regular season). They also face a remaining schedule that could bode well in their quest to crash the postseason dance: a tough four-game set in Anaheim, then three against a weak Houston Astros team, four against a Toronto Blue Jays team that will probably be eliminated by then, and three final games against the Halos — who will almost certainly have clinched the AL West, setting up a potentially easy series against second-string talent while the Angels’ stars rest. And more than any other team, Seattle won’t bat an eyelash at the severe home/road split left in these final two weeks; 10 games on the road vs. just three remaining at home could work out great for the Mariners’ playoff hopes.So, keep an eye on these road warriors as the regular season enters its home stretch. If history is any guide, they might surprise in the playoffs … assuming they get that far.
Ohio State recruit Chris Carter’s attorney doesn’t think there’s a case against the three-star recruit, he told The Lantern on Thursday. “As a criminal defense attorney,” said Harvey Bruner, Carter’s lawyer, “I don’t believe there’s anything.” Bruner said a Cleveland policeman told him charges would not be filed against Carter, who was released from jail Wednesday afternoon after being arrested Tuesday on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual imposition. The case is still under investigation, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday. Bruner said he expects the investigation to be completed Friday. Carter, from John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, was held on suspicion of fondling as many as eight girls while pretending to measure them for junior ROTC uniforms, The Plain Dealer reported Wednesday. Carter, 18, is a member of his high school’s JROTC, Bruner said. Carter did not sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day, Wednesday. The university cannot comment on recruits who did not sign a letter of intent, team spokeswoman Shelly Poe said. Bruner has not talked to Carter since the time of his release, but Bruner said Carter would sign with the Buckeyes. “I know that for a fact,” he said. Carter is a 6-foot-4, 325-pound lineman and a three-star recruit, according to Scout.com. Carter was held in jail overnight Tuesday. A 15-year-old girl told officers that Carter took her out of her classroom and into another room, and told her he needed to measure her for a uniform, according to a police report.