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boys' basketball: coach russell white is headed to virginia for london perrantes


coach russell white of crepsi is headed to virginia on saturday to help former celt guard london perrantes celebrate his senior day.white has made it a tradition of going to the senior days of his former players in college.he did it three times when he was at calabasas, and perrantes will be the fourth crespi player he has visited on senior day."i'm very excited," white said. "it's a culmination of great stuff."he's already penciled in two more trips next year, when d.j. ursery has his senior day at pacific and carter gallo at dickinson state.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter






sacramento high school abandons annual auction of senior


sacramento, calif. (ap) — a high school is abandoning an annual fundraising auction to buy a senior for a day after classmates said they consider the practice insensitive and “all-around wrong.”the sacramento bee reported monday (http://bit.ly/2ly0s4w ) that an african-american senior launched a petition to end the practice at john f. kennedy high school.senior lamari johnson says her ancestors fought against slavery and the idea of buying a human is wrong.the feb. 9 event raised money for the school’s senior ball.the fundraiser allowed students to pay for a senior to carry a backpack all day or do other chores.principal david van natten says he decided last week to end the tradition after hearing concerns from johnson and others.






the southland's top 10 teams and 25 players to watch for boys volleyball


jimmy baker, brother rice, senior, outside hitter; jack berglind, marist, senior, libero; john contant, stagg, senior, outside hitter; mason davis, lincoln-way central, senior, outside hitter; kyle dixon, lockport, junior, outside hitter; colin ensalaco, sandburg, senior, outside hitter; frank hesik, richards, senior, outside hitter; hugh flores, lincoln-way west, senior, outside hitter; michael ganczar, reavis, senior, right side; marty jepsen, marist, sophomore, outside hitter; joe jendra, andrew, senior, setter/right side; troy kates, homewood-flossmoor, senior, middle hitter; liam kelly, st. rita, senior, outside hitter; joe kenzinger, brother rice, senior, middle hitter; willy kickert, lincoln-way central, senior, middle hitter; bryan leyden, shepard, senior, right side; jack lindner,






could ledger, woo meet for title at bval wrestling finals?


leland ledger and daniel woo are two of top ranked 145-pound wrestlers in the central coast section this season, with leigh’s ledger rated no. 1 and pioneer’s woo no. 3.still, they’ve yet to meet on the mat this winter.that’s likely to change this weekend, though, and if it does they will likely be battling it out for a blossom valley athletic league championship.the two figure to be the top contenders in their weight class at the bval championship tournament to be held saturday at overfelt. the medal round is expected to begin at 3 p.m. with the championship matches to get underway at about 5 p.m.ledger, a senior, is a returning league champion, winning the title at 138 pounds. his opponent in that championship match? woo.ledger, who had placed third in the league at 132 pounds as a sopho






gophers' tyler sheehy one of 10 hobey baker finalists


tyler sheehy of the gophers is one of 10 finalists for the hobey baker award, given to the top player in college hockeysheehy, who was the big ten player of the year, is a sophomore forward from burnsville.the finalists will be narrowed to three march 30, with the winner announced at the frozen four on april 7 in chicago.bemidji state junior goalie michael bitzer of moorhead, who was the wcha player of the year, is also a finalist.the other eight are northeastern senior forward zach aston-reese, notre dame junior forward anders bjork, denver senior defenseman will butcher, union junior forward spencer foo, new hampshire senior forward tyler kelleher, harvard senior forward alexander kerfoot, union senior forward mike vecchione and canisius senior goalie charles williams.aston-reese, who si






apple valley's tre jones named ap player of the year


minneapolis — apple valley junior guard tre jones has been selected as the minnesota associated press player of the year for high school boys basketball.jones led the eagles to their third class 4a state championship in five years. he had 24 points and 18 rebounds in a victory over fellow ap all-state pick mckinley wright and champlin park in the title game last weekend.jones is the younger brother of tyus jones, who was a three-time winner of the ap player of the year award for apple valley from 2012-14. he's currently playing for the minnesota timberwolves.joining jones and wright, a senior, on the first team are lakeville north senior nathan reuvers, maple grove senior brad davison and rochester john marshall sophomore matthew hurt.






after bitter end to 2016, mountain view baseball ready to reach championship hei


now in his eighth season at mountain view, coach brian smela is familiar with the taste of success, having won the class 4a state championship in 2010 and 2013.but he and his teams have also tasted the bitterness of coming up just short as well, as the mountain lions did last spring after a 5-4 loss to erie in the state tournament ended their season a week earlier than they would’ve liked.“that’s a big motivator this season — the fact that we were a run away from moving on to the final four weekend,” smela said. “every team is different, and even though we only had three seniors last year they were three really important seniors, so we’re still working to find our identity this year to get back to that point.”leading the way for no. 3 mountain view (3-0-1, 2-0 northern league) is senior pi






senior homescreen pro download


download download try the pro version for only â?¬0, 99. don't wait to long, buy it now before the sale ends. this app is specially crafted the help senior citizens use their smart phone. usually they only need a few apps, and that's exactly what this app offers. by default three apps are configured already, but you can change this to whatever app you need. the setup should ideally be done by someone who feels comfortable with smartphones already. my grandfather uses the dialer, text messages, camera, photos, whatsapp and the weather. the config screen easy accessible, but only on purpose, so no accidental changing of this app's settings. unlike the free version, the pro version does not contains ads. after 30 days, the free version will start to show ads, but the pro version will never ev






senior stars step out on the new york catwalk


1 april 2017 last updated at 05:04 bst a senior fashion show in new york city's east harlem neighbourhood drew applause for an array of designs - many of them hand-sewn.






meet the 2017 star tribune boys' hockey all-metro first team


forwardsdev mccabe, st. paul academy, junior: spartans’ catalyst tallied 29 goals, 31 assists. committed to minnesota-duluthjax murray, elk river, senior: great finisher (17 goals) stood out among a deep group of elks’ forwards.bauer neudecker, st. louis park, senior: mr. hockey finalist scored 40 goals, added 34 assists, led his team in hits.defensematt anderson, holy family, senior: mr. hockey finalist led the fire to its first section title game. committed to minnesota-duluth.robbie stucker, st. thomas academy, senior: controls games. plays like a fourth forward. scored 10 goals, dished 37 assists.goaliemike magnuson, cretin-derham hall, senior: quick and athletic. rarely gave the opposition a rebound chance.






southland's top 10 teams and top 25 players to watch for girls soccer


top 10 teams1. lincoln-way east: the griffins have 12 players who started last year either for east or lincoln-way north, two teams that combined to win 32 games. seven seniors lead the way, including defenders ave eggert and jade christensen. maria fields and kim seper, who both have multiple years of varsity starting experience, will compete for goaltending duties.2. sandburg: the eagles return six starters from a 17-2-3 regional champion in 2016, led by purdue recruit kylie hase (9 goals, 5 assists last season), an all-state midfielder. sydney rudny, a four-year starter and returning all-area selection, anchors a defense that recorded 17 shutouts last season.3. lockport: the porters won 14 games with just one senior on their roster last year. all 10 starters in the field are back, inclu






new prague senior 'pranks' other students with positive locker notes


josephine hyde pranked her new prague high school classmates, but with a smile. in the early morning hours thursday, hyde sneaked into school to post notes all around before her classmates could arrive. hyde had been planning her stunt for weeks with the help of the school principal, lonnie seifert. but she waited until the week before spring break to pull it off.on thursday, her classmates finally got to see her surprise. all throughout the school, hyde had written positive words of encouragement and love for her classmates.students peeled off the notes that said “choose hope” and “#givealittlelove” and stuck them in their lockers.hyde said she wanted to leave a legacy of positivity before heading off to st. cloud state university next year.“i wanted everyone to smile,” the 18-year-old se






new prague senior 'pranks' other students with positive locker notes


josephine hyde pranked her new prague high school classmates, but with a smile. in the early morning hours thursday, hyde sneaked into school to post notes all around before her classmates could arrive. hyde had been planning her stunt for weeks with the help of the school principal, lonnie seifert. but she waited until the week before spring break to pull it off.on thursday, her classmates finally got to see her surprise. all throughout the school, hyde had written words of encouragement and love for her classmates.students peeled off the notes that said "choose hope" and "#givealittlelove" and stuck them in their lockers.hyde said she wanted to leave a legacy of positivity before heading off to st. cloud state university next year."i wanted everyone to smile," the 18-year-old senior said






for second-straight year, qb luke falk named team mvp at wsu’s football banquet


wsu held its football banquet on thursday, and there were some big two-time award honorees among the winnerswashington state quarterback luke falk was named team mvp for the second-straight year at the cougars’ end-of-season banquet thursday night.falk finished his junior season second in the pac-12 in passing yards (4,468), completion percentage (.700) and passing touchdowns (38). he opted to return to wsu for his senior season instead of leaving school early for the nfl draft.for the second-striaght year, senior receiver gabe marks was named wsu’s offensive mvp while senior safety shalom luani was named defensive mvp. marks, who was named to the all-pac-12 first team, set a new pac-12 record for career receptions (316)  and led the cougars’ receivers with 89 catches for 894 yards and 13






for second-straight year, qb luke falk named team mvp at wsu’s football banquet


wsu held its football banquet on thursday, and there were some big two-time award honorees among the winnerswashington state quarterback luke falk was named team mvp for the second-straight year at the cougars’ end-of-season banquet thursday night at martin stadium.falk finished his junior season second in the pac-12 in passing yards (4,468), completion percentage (.700) and passing touchdowns (38). he opted to return to wsu for his senior season instead of leaving school early for the nfl draft.for the second-striaght year, senior receiver gabe marks was named wsu’s offensive mvp while senior safety shalom luani was named defensive mvp. marks, who was named to the all-pac-12 first team, set a new pac-12 record for career receptions (316)  and led the cougars’ receivers with 89 catches for






prep athletes of the week: st. croix prep pitcher opens with a bit of perfection


joe vondrachekst. croix prep • baseballwhen joe vondrachek isn’t pitching for st. croix prep, he’s the lions’ shortstop.the senior is solid contributor at both positions. last season on the mound, the righthander was 4-3 with a 2.95 era and 59 strikeouts in 46⅔ innings. offensively, he batted .508. vondrachek already holds the lions’ career records for hits, runs and stolen bases.last week, he opened his senior season with perfection.vondrachek struck out all 15 of the hitters he faced in the lions’ season-opener, a 5-inning victory over brooklyn center. at the plate, he was 3-for-4 with 4 rbi.“joe is an all-around solid player,” lions coach rich dippel said. “joe is a four-year starter for our program and is a captain this year. joe works hard at his game and helps his teammates improve.”






cal poly commit connor gurnik stays home, makes naperville central a contender


more than most, naperville central senior connor gurnik has learned how to roll with the punches.the cal poly-bound shortstop has been through the ringer as far as moving goes, coming and possibly going, then eventually staying. it's been like a bunch of jabs, followed by an uppercut that never landed.it's easier for gurnik to explain the situation, although even he calls it "really confusing." but the saga began in seventh grade, when his family moved to naperville from georgia."the first move was tough, (during) junior high," he said. "but, honestly, i think it's one of the best things that's ever happened to me — just the people who i know now, the guys who are on the team, some of my closest friends."it would have been really tough moving (again), especially senior year."and that's whe






senior actor and young actress have another fight!


senior actor and young actress have another fight!a popular tabloid has published a blind in their tailpiece section and for us it is a pretty easy guess. can you tell us in the comments below whom are they hinting at?here's what the blind reads:this very public romance between a senior actor and a young girlie is public beyond measures even without them going public. the actress who recently celebrated her birthday was strictly told by her fam jam to keep her boyfriend away from her birthday party. what’s more, her innocent invite to a filmmaker who’s given her a big hit in the past ignited the not-invited beau with jealousy pangs. quite a troubled romance this one is.






previewing the 2017 the show colorado high school basketball all-star game


the show, colorado’s annual high school all-star basketball showcase, will be held saturday with four games at the auraria event center at metro state. denver post preps editor kyle newman previews the games. 1a-3a top 20 girls, 2:30 p.m.on the blue team, heritage christian senior sarah mcginley (20.6 points per game) and dayspring christian junior megan roberts (23.5) provide offensive firepower, while state champion kit carson has three representatives in coach sara crawford, sophomore tess hornung (14.6) and sophomore olivia isenbart (9.6).on the white team, olathe senior miranda pacheco (18.1) and sargent senior quiney lester (18.6) are top offensive threats, with the sterling duo of junior brooke polenz (11.0) and senior abbey brower (9.8) also highlighting the roster.1a-3a top 20 boy






ellen, wal-mart give scholarships to school's senior class


los angeles — ellen degeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a new york city charter school.degeneres surprised the 41 students from brooklyn's summit academy this week at her california studio during the taping of thursday's episode of her chat show . the four-year scholarships paid for by wal-mart will cover tuition for any state university in new york. degeneres says the entire gift is worth $1.6 million.the school's first graduating class was last year. school officials tell degeneres that 93 percent of members of the class are enrolled in college.






ellen, wal-mart give scholarships to school’s senior class


los angeles (ap) — ellen degeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a new york city charter school.degeneres surprised the 41 students from brooklyn’s summit academy this week at her california studio during the taping of thursday’s episode of her chat show . the four-year scholarships paid for by wal-mart will cover tuition for any state university in new york. degeneres says the entire gift is worth $1.6 million.the school’s first graduating class was last year. school officials tell degeneres that 93 percent of members of the class are enrolled in college.






edwardsville's mark smith named mr. basketball; rock island's brea beal is ms. b


edwardsville's mark smith was a relatively unknown basketball player going into his senior year. rock island's brea beal has been known in girls hoops circles since she was in middle school.both will be remembered as key figures in illinois basketball history, a status cemented tuesday when they were named mr. and ms. basketball of illinois for 2017. the awards are presented by the chicago tribune in conjunction with the illinois basketball coaches association. the winners will be honored at the ibca's annual banquet on may 6 at redbird arena in normal.the awards are voted upon by coaches and media outlets in illinois, with each voting for their top three choices. five points are awarded for a first-place vote, three for second and one for third.smith won mr. basketball with 251 points, ah






edwardsville's mark smith named mr. basketball; rock island's brea beal is ms. b


edwardsville's mark smith was a relatively unknown basketball player going into his senior year. rock island's brea beal has been known in girls hoops circles since she was in middle school.both will be remembered as key figures in illinois basketball history, a status cemented tuesday when they were named mr. and ms. basketball of illinois for 2017. the awards are presented by the chicago tribune in conjunction with the illinois basketball coaches association. the winners will be honored at the ibca's annual banquet on may 6 at redbird arena in normal.the awards are voted upon by coaches and media outlets in illinois, with each voting for their top three choices. five points are awarded for a first-place vote, three for second and one for third.smith won mr. basketball with 251 points, ah






grace zumwinkle of breck school named ms. hockey for 2017


st. paul, minn. — grace zumwinkle, a senior forward on the breck school girls' hockey team, has been named the winner of the 22nd annual ms. hockey award.the award, presented to the top senior girls' high school hockey player in minnesota by the newspaper let's play hockey, is based on academics, on-ice performance, community and extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.zumwinkle is the first player from breck to be named ms. hockey. she helped the mustangs to a 19-6-3 record and the no. 2 ranking in class a.breanna blesi of maple grove was named senior goalie of the year. she helped the crimson grab the no. 5 ranking in class aa and a 22-5-1 overall record.the awards were presented sunday at the annual ms. hockey awards banquet.






columbia pacific expands into india senior care market


seattle-based columbia pacific management, an investment firm that runs health-care facilities in a half dozen countries, has purchased serene senior care for an undisclosed amount.seattle-based columbia pacific management is entering india’s senior housing market after acquiring an indian company that operates four such communities.columbia pacific management, an investment firm that runs health-care facilities in a half dozen countries, has purchased serene senior care for an undisclosed amount. under the serene brand, columbia pacific will operate and provide services to senior care communities in india in which residents purchase their own retirement villas, apartments or houses, the company said in a news release.columbia pacific also plans to more than quintuple the number of units u






colorado state’s gian clavell named mountain west player of the year by media –


colorado state may have lost saturday’s pseudo league championship game at nevada, but on sunday the rams cleaned up in the media’s all-conference awards.rams’ senior guard gian clavell was named the mountain west player of the year while coach larry eustachy was named the coach of the year.senior forward emmanuel omogbo joins clavell on all-mw first team, along with nevada’s marcus marshall and cameron oliver and brandon clarke of san jose state.mike mitchell was the last csu player to be named the conference player of the year, back in 1990 when the rams were a member of the wester athletic conference.only conference stats were used by the media, which put out its own all-conference awards for the third straight year.read the full story at reporterherald.com.






the all-los angeles times boys' basketball team for 2017


the 2017 all-los angeles times boys’ basketball team:ethan thompson, bishop montgomery, 6-5, senior: oregon state-bound thompson averaged 22.8 points and 7.7 rebounds for the 31-2 knights.kz okpala, esperanza, 6-8, senior: stanford-bound okpala led the aztecs to the state division ii championship, averaging 30.4 points and 10.6 rebounds. he had a career-high 46 points against crossroads.liangelo ball, chino hills, 6-6, senior: ucla-bound ball averaged 34 points and had a high game of 72 in helping the huskies finish 30-3.marvin bagley iii, sierra canyon, 6-11, junior: the gatorade state player of the year, bagley is considered the no. 1 player in the class of 2018. he averaged 24.6 points and 10.1 rebounds.david singleton, bishop montgomery, 6-4, junior: he became mr. clutch with his fourt






gonzaga’s nigel williams-goss is selected wcc player of the year


williams-goss one of three zags on first team, and coach mark few also honored.gonzaga’s nigel williams-goss was named the west coast conference men’s basketball player of the year and newcomer of the year, and mark few was selected as the coach of the year tuesday.przemek karnowski and johnathan williams joined williams-goss on the wcc first team. zach collins was named to the second team and freshman team. jordan mathews and josh perkins were honorable mention.few extended his own conference record, capturing his 11th coach of the year plaque.on the women’s team, gonzaga had four players selected. in addition, gonzaga coach lisa fortier was selected as the wcc coach of the year for the second time after leading her team to the wcc championship for the second time in three years.most read






defections for french candidate fillon mount


paris—senior figures in françois fillon’s embattled presidential campaign quit friday, further hurting the onetime favorite and increasing pressure on him to end his run for élysée palace.campaign director patrick stefanini will leave monday morning after handing in his resignation friday, mr. fillon’s campaign said. earlier in the day, senior...






introducing the beacon-news 2016-17 boys basketball all-area team


first teambrett czerak, aurora central catholic, senior, forward: sweet touch off the dribble or the catch-and-shoot, he led area with 25.5 points per game despite being the focus of every opponent's defense. four-year regular graduates as acc's all-time leading scorer with 1,843 points. the 6-foot-1 wing shot 44.3 percent (66-for-149) on 3-pointers and 92 percent (149-for-162) on free throws for the chargers (20-7).camron donatlan. west aurora, junior, guard: beacon-news player of year continued to improve in third year on varsity. the 6-3 donatlan helped lead blackhawks (21-9) to conference and regional titles, averaging 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.3 steals. voted fourth team all-state by illinois basketball coaches association.stephon harris, oswego east, senior, forwar






watch ellen gift college scholarships to an entire senior class | news for colle


ellen degeneres just presented the entire senior class of the summit academy in brooklyn, n.y. with keys to their future: full four-year college scholarships.these students deserve a chance, and thanks to walmart they’re all getting one. this is almost too unbelievable to be true. tomorrow.a post shared by ellen (@theellenshow) on feb 22, 2017 at 7:12pm pstdegeneres’ audience first learned about the summit academy when school leaders natasha campbell and cheryl swift discussed the school’s mission on a previous show.the school aims to send every student to college — and last year, 93% of the first graduating class achieved that goal, according to campbell and swift. it’s an essential yet daunting mission for the red hook neighborhood of brooklyn, where just 4% of adults have attended colle






gophers win honors but lose lindgren


with two pieces of news monday afternoon, the gophers men's hockey team experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum. the team dominated the big ten postseason awards, but it found out that injured defenseman ryan lindgren will miss the rest of the season.lindgren made the league's all-freshman team announced monday, one of seven gophers to be recognized by a panel of league coaches and media members. while he prepared for surgery to repair a lower-leg injury, three teammates won the high honors. sophomore forward tyler sheehy is the big ten player of the year, sophomore eric schierhorn is goaltender of the year and senior defenseman jake bischoff is defensive player of the year.sheehy, schierhorn and bischoff joined gophers senior captain justin kloos on the all-big ten team. forward r






tar heels have spent years building to final four moment


glendale, ariz. — when north carolina takes the court for saturday's final four game against oregon, the tar heels will lean on a lineup filled with upperclassmen who have played together for years and know exactly what to expect.they'll know how to manage the pressure awaiting on college basketball's biggest stage. there will be no surprises about playing in a massive football stadium that can make for some tricky depth perception when launching a shot.that makes the tar heels — who played to the final night before losing last year's title on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer — a bit of a throwback in a time when blueblood programs frequently have young rosters and a revolving door of one-and-done talents or transfers."it's big," junior justin jackson said. "nothing really can break us apart hon






baseball preview: lakeside’s corbin carroll plans to keep lions in postseason pi


if lakeside builds any baseball tradition, it’ll likely be because of corbin carroll.teammates knew it the first day they met him. carroll, a 5-foot-9, two-sport standout, was late to a football tryout last year. players were getting their 40-yard dash times and it was his turn.5 to watchteamskentwood: all-state catcher shane mcguire, a san diego commit, batted .447 with 23 rbi last year. he’ll be the leader of an experienced roster that placed second in class 4a last year.skyline: spartans return majority of their position players from the class 4a state championship team. the question is who’ll handle the pitching? senior jack rooney is the leading option.woodinville: the falcons finished fourth in the class 4a state tournament last year. senior pitcher bryce coyne emerged as a standout






chaminade high school senior is accepted to all ivy league schools


advertisement | advertise on newsdaychaminade high school senior jude okonkwo, 17, of dix hills, who was accepted to all eight ivy league schools, is all smiles at the high school in mineola on thursday, april 6, 2017. (credit: howard schnapp) chaminade high school senior jude okonkwo was accepted to all eight ivy league schools, joining a growing club of long island students who have achieved the distinction.okonkwo, 17, of dix hills will have his pick of the elite schools — brown university, columbia university, cornell university, dartmouth college, harvard university, princeton university, the university of pennsylvania and...






white house denies report that fbi rejected its request to “knock down” story


in a background briefing, two senior trump administration officials inveighed against a cnn report that the fbi rejected a white house request to “publicly knock down” a story first reported by the new york times. that report, published on feb. 14, said there were repeated contacts between trump campaign associates and russian intelligence officials in 2015.a senior administration official characterized the the cnn report, posted thursday, as false, disgusting and erroneus. that story said that the white house request came after the fbi had indicated to the white house that the times story about the russian contacts was inaccurate. on the morning the story broke in the times, feb. 14, mccabe and one senior administration official both attended a white house meeting on a separate issue. mcc






tar heels have spent years building to final four moment


glendale, ariz. (ap) — when north carolina takes the court for saturday’s final four game against oregon, the tar heels will lean on a lineup filled with upperclassmen who have played together for years and know exactly what to expect.they’ll know how to manage the pressure awaiting on college basketball’s biggest stage. there will be no surprises about playing in a massive football stadium that can make for some tricky depth perception when launching a shot.that makes the tar heels — who played to the final night before losing last year’s title on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer — a bit of a throwback in a time when blueblood programs frequently have young rosters and a revolving door of one-and-done talents or transfers.“it’s big,” junior justin jackson said. “nothing really can break us apar






brown's 30 helps miami beat no. 9 north carolina 77-62


coral gables, fla. — freshman bruce brown needed only 11 s s to score a career-high 30 points, and the miami hurricanes deployed a swarming zone defense urday to upset the no. 9 north carolina tar heels 77-62, ending their seven-game winning streak.the tar heels' point total was a season low and 27 below their average, and they s only 35 percent. the hurricanes repeatedly got their hands on the ball against the taller tar heels, especially in the lane.miami also had a 41-36 edge in rebounding against the tar heels, who lead the nation in that category.north carolina (19-4, 7-2 atlantic coast conference), which had climbed to the top of the league standings with its winning streak, was playing for the second time in three days and looked it. the hurricanes (14-6, 4-4) beat a ranked team for