Odessa police’s PAL camp expands to welcome more this summer

first_img Amid the laughter and cheers, the running and jumping, and the excited energy scattering all across Floyd Gwin Park on the feet of dozens of playful kids, Cpl. Michael Hamilton was reminded, standing aside in the shade for a bit, that he was watching just the beginning of camp — and that this was just the start to one of two.There’s twice as much work to be done this year.And he wouldn’t have it any other way.“Knowing that I have two sessions this year, I’m like double-happy,” Hamilton laughed during the second day of camp Tuesday, trying to find the right words. “It’s great. WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Odessa police’s PAL camp expands to welcome more this summer By admin – June 6, 2018 Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twelve-year-old Ciandra Mendoza, in red, helps the girls team defeat the boys team in a tug of war match during a day at the Odessa Police Athletic League summer camp Tuesday at Floyd Gwin Park. PAL camp is a youth program that utilizes athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. Odessa PAL summer camp executive director Sgt. Jon Foust talks about the PAL program. WhatsApp “The more kids that we can reach, the better,” he added.The Odessa Police Department’s Police Athletic League summer camp has been expanded to include two sessions this summer to welcome even more campers, in the camp’s 26th summer of bringing local youth together daily for activities, exercises and fun in the sun.This year, after several summers of 60-child, one-month camps filling up fast and quickly closing registration, the program has doubled in scope, now supporting a full camp running throughout June and another with about 60 other campers running through July.Both camps filled up and now about 120 local kids will have the chance to enjoy weekdays filled with tug-of-war, kickball, playground time and more at Floyd Gwin, plus afternoon field trips to pools and the bowling alley and others, while connecting with officers like Hamilton, who’s in his fifth summer with the program, and Sgt. Jon Foust, the camp’s executive director and coordinator.“I’m really excited about this summer,” said Foust, who’s in his 17th year running the PAL camp and 20th year involved in it, speaking on the chance to have two sessions instead of just one.“I’m really excited about the direction and the progress that we’re making with these kids, and that the administration backs us 100-percent on it,” he said.Each session of the camp is set to run every weekday for four weeks, with the second session starting July 9. Each day, OPD officers spend parts of their shift with campers, and, Foust said, more and more officers are coming to the park to volunteer in their spare time, above and beyond when it’s assigned.Foust said OPD Chief of Police Michael Gerke wanted to expand the program and invest more into it this past year.“Chief Gerke approached us during the off-time, and said this is what he’d like to do and asked if we think we could make it work,” Foust said.“We’re multiple levels of officers short and he’s still committing officers out here from each shift. That shows an unbelievable amount of support from our administration and belief in the program as far as I’m concerned.”Foust said he was excited about the prospect of expanding the camp as soon as it came up.“We’ve always had a waiting list. It was really nice not having to have a waiting list,” Foust said. “Those who missed the June registration gladly took the July. That made it feel better for me, that I didn’t have to tell somebody, ‘No.’”With more time invested into the camp, that means more is ultimately invested into the area’s youth, Hamilton noted.“I think it’s awesome,” Hamilton said. “Chief Gerke is all about community policing, and he sees that this is a big community function for us. He knows that if we can reach the kids and show them that we’re people, we can start building a better community, a better relationship between us and their community.”Foust said that funds the program raises go toward either officer training via PAL conferences, or toward insuring the camps and keeping registration costs low for many of the campers that need it. Citizen donations are welcomed for the Odessa PAL, sharing the same address as the department at 205 North Grant Avenue.“To me, this is exactly what police work is — working with these kids,” Foust said. “We all get into the job wanting to help people.“To me, it’s the most rewarding part of police work that I’ve ever been involved with.” Pinterest Twelve-year-old Ciandra Mendoza, in red, helps the girls team defeat the boys team in a tug of war match during a day at the Odessa Police Athletic League summer camp Tuesday at Floyd Gwin Park. PAL camp is a youth program that utilizes athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. Odessa Police Cpl. Mike Troglin talks to 11-year-old Trace Welch while playing kickball during the Odessa PAL summer camp Tuesday at Floyd Gwin Park. PAL camp is a youth program that utilizes athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. 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What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Sonoma race

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either Fox or FS1 for the first half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first of three road course races on the Cup Series schedule, the channel that will broadcast the race is FS1. The start time for the race at Sonoma is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time for the pre-race show on FS1 is 2:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Sonoma race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma is only the second such start time this season (Texas was the other). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FS1 for the final time this season. As part of Fox’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, Fox was slated to show nine Cup races this year, and FS1 was scheduled to show eight, including the All-Star Race.Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 50 laps), is the 17th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (16th when not counting the All-Star Race).Sonoma Raceway, located at Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, Calif., has been reconfigured back to its original 2.52-mile configuration. For the first time in 22 years, the course will again use the “The Carousel” turn, a tight corner that leads to the track’s long straightaway and hairpin turn. So this race actually will be 226.8 miles around the hilly road coarse.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Sonoma.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Sonoma raceRace: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma RacewayDate: Sunday, June 23Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday will be the eighth and final race of the season to be shown on FS1. NBC and NBCSN will take over as the broadcast networks for the second half of the season, starting at Chicagoland next week. That also means this race will be the last for retiring Fox broadcaster Darrell Waltrip after 19 years on the network.In addition to the TV coverage on FS1, Sunday’s race at Sonoma is available via live stream through Fox Sports Go or fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.MORE: Who will replace Waltrip in the Fox NASCAR broadcast booth?In a development that shocks nobody, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are being tabbed as two of the favorites to win Sunday’s road race at Sonoma. They are the only two-time Sonoma winners in the field, evidence of their driving skills on such a physically demanding track.”It’s different, for sure,” Busch said this week. “There are a lot of guys out there who have the road racing background, who know a heck of a lot more about road racing and technique than we do. The neat thing about road racing is just being able to have — it’s like — a vacation weekend. You just go out there and have fun and do the best you can and you’ll either do really well or you’ll do really badly, and you just go on to the next one. We don’t have a lot of testing for it and you try to pick up on it but, with respect to who you’re racing, you can expect to race a little bit of a different crowd.”I think the biggest thing you do for Sonoma is watch some film, look at things from the past few years that have worked and some things that haven’t, and look at what has made you better there. You always have to be mindful of what has made you good there and what you can improve on.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule As for Joey Logano, the driver who stole the NASCAR Cup Series points lead from Busch last week with his win at Michigan, the Team Penske driver has never won at Sonoma. Logano does have two top-fives and four top-10 finishes in 10 starts at this road course, but his 18 laps led (over three races) at Sonoma is his third-lowest laps led mark of any track the series currently visits. The only other tracks at which he has led fewer laps are the other road courses, Watkins Glen (nine) and the Charlotte ROVAL (zero).Also among the favorites Sunday at Sonoma are Stweart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Harvick, who won at Sonoma two years ago, has finished sixth or better in the last four consecutive races at this track. Even without a win so far this season, Harvick is only two points behind three-time race winner Brad Keselowski, who is third in the points standings.As for Bowyer, he boasts the best career average finish at Sonoma in the field (10.077), the third best mark all-time behind only Jeff Gordon (8.304) and the late Dale Earnhardt (8.583).last_img read more

BYAM method teaches ‘a lifestyle change’

first_img“A lot of professionals asked me to put information into a format that is easy to understand,” said Smith, a Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh police officer and martial arts instructor. “The BYAM Method believes people are creatures of habit, conditioned to specific behaviors. With my method, people learn how to protect themselves on the street, in the car, in the home, on the phone and in many other places.”Smith maintains that BYAM is not a self-defense course, but a lifestyle change.“A person can learn all of the techniques of self-defense, but unless they practice every day, they will be forgotten. By learning the proper observation and awareness skills, participants can take a minute—actually a second or two—to think about any situation and interpret its degree of threat,” said Smith who created the BYAM Method in 1987.“In the class, I get people to put their whole minds and psyche on how the criminal thinks.”Smith is well-known as a sports star. While enrolled at Brentwood High School in Long Island, N.Y., he played football, ran track and wrestled. His stellar football play earned him the Hanson Award and the status of All American and All State Player. As a result, he won a scholarship to play football under the tutelage of coach Johnny Majors at the University of Pittsburgh.While enrolled at Pitt, Smith played in the Sun and Fiesta bowls. His wrestling skills netted him more than 136 wins. He graduated from Pitt in 1976 with a degree in Social Sciences. After graduating, Smith devoted his energy to the martial arts. He was named Competitor of the Year by the Kwan Mu Kan Federation in 1977-1978. He was also a member of the winning AAU Tae Kwon Do national team in 1977. He is listed in “Who’s Who in Karate,” The World’s Martial Arts Hall of Fame Directory.Smith holds master rank in Ju-Jitsu, Shotokan, Kwanmuzendokai Karate. He has an accredited class at the University of Pittsburgh and the Community College of Allegheny County. His company, Universal Professional Training, operates martial arts classes at Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and several community locations.Smith graduated from the Allegheny County Police Academy in 1980. He was the 1987 Police Athletic League Martial Arts Director and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He works as a police instructor at the Criminal Justice Training Center of Pennsylvania.“BYAM’s main purpose is to teach people to take a moment and use their mind and think about what to do without panicking in the face of danger,” Smith said.That was one of the reasons Pitt student Shantel Butler took one of Smith’s classes.“From taking this class, I have learned how to avoid danger and how to respond in certain situations. I learned different techniques that will help me defend myself, like how to position my body when walking, or how to hold my purse and much more. In the long run, this class will allow me to protect myself physically and mentally,” Butler said.According to Smith, a large number of women take his courses.“We have a high amount of women in our classes, but there are men, too. Men say that women really need the classes, but that’s fallacy. Men need to be street-savvy as well,” Smith said.Although he has been featured on many television shows, commercials and newscasts, Smith is searching for a national platform to get his BYAM Method of Protection to a broader audience.“We need to get out and do more lectures. I am looking for that national forum to get the message out there,” Smith said.(For more information on BYAM Method of Protection or Curtis Smith, call 412-661-2244.) GET OFF ME—Curtis Smith oversees Shantel Butler, an 18-year-old freshman from Chicago, fend off a staged attack from Coniah Grimes, a 25-year-old junior from Americus, Ga., with whatever she had in her hand at the time, which was an umbrella. Curtis Smith took his love for martial arts and parlayed it into a formula for self-defense that has been used to prevent sexual, physical and criminal assaults.The Buy Yourself A Minute Method of Personal Protection uses a behavior modification approach that teaches people how to avoid incidents before they happen. The method teaches people how to increase awareness and recognition skills so they can identify and evaluate threatening situations.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Wolfpack

first_imgTeam Wolfpack overcame a 3-1 deficit to dump The Steelers 7-4 in the final of the Christmas Classic Indoor Tournament held last week at the Soccer Quest Facility. Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, Jules Chopin, Luke Mori, Dylan Zaitsoff, Kevin Lewis and Titouan Chopin. Front, Sonja Poole, Sarah Fuhr, Bryn Forsty, Danica Long and goalkeeper Ryan Lewis.last_img

Hard work pays dividends for Cats Malin Chernoff

first_imgMalin is considered the youngest of all the Wildcats.However, age doesn’t mean squat when the 5’9” middle blocker takes the court.Matter of fact age just seems to get the adrenaline flowing when the Grade 10 player gets the call from head coach Joe Moreira.“Knowing that I’m the younger and on the senior teams makes me feel that I’ve achieved something great,” the 15-year-old Chernoff said. Following a year of planning, the 2012 B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships are right only a few days away.The tournament begins Thursday at both LVR in Nelson and Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.Hosting the provincial event is nothing new to the South Slocan-based school as Mount Sentinel has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Despite boasting a handful of championships the Single-A Girl’s Division has not been that friendly of late to the Wildcats.The players are eager to put an end to the drought with the help of the home support.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 right side Malin Chernoff. Like teammate Kyra Makortoff, Chernoff earned valuable experience playing on the Kootenay squad at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games in Surrey.The Summer Games experience inspired Chernoff to spend more time on her game.“During the off season I played club as well as practicing two days a week and lifting weights,” Chernoff said when asked about the off-season routine.“I also tried to get in extra practices too.”As a Grade 10 on the team, Chernoff doesn’t want to look too far into the week.On the eve of the 16-team tournament, Chernoff attempts to put this event into perspective.“There’s so much pressure. It’s kind of scary (at times),” explained Chernoff, who turns to reading when she’s not volleying a ball.“Knowing that it’s the last tournament for some girls on the team you want to try to help and make it the best (experience).”Last season the Wildcats shocked the Kootenays by stealing the zone crown.It was while the team was at the 2011 championships that coach Moreira started the mental preparation for the 2012 event.“Listening to coach (Moreira) I knew then I had to devote my all into volleyball.”The Cats open play Thursday in round robin play at L.V. Rogers.After a few early games Friday, the balance of the tournament shifts to Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar where the 2012 champion will be crowned Saturday evening.“I wasn’t to be the best I can be,” said Chernoff of the upcoming few days.“I want to make smart decision and most of all make (2012 A girl’s volleyball tournament) the best year of my life.”last_img read more

Southern rugby’s export boom

first_img29 June 2007Springbok captain John Smit will be playing his rugby in France for the next two years, joining what could become an exodus of top South African rugby players to Europe. Judging by similar moves by Australian and New Zealand players, the game could be in for a shake-up after the World Cup in France.Smit announced on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to play for Cleremont Auvergne in 2008/09. Free State Cheetahs’ centre Marius Joubert is joining Smit there, while former Springbok Grant Esterhuizen is already on the club’s books.“Representing the Springboks since my debut in 2000 and also playing for my beloved Sharks was a real dream come true for me and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them,” Smit said on the Sharks website. “However, the time has come to make a change and move on in my professional career.”Smit’s decision notwithstanding, national coach Jake White, should he remain coach of the Springboks after the World Cup, has said he would still pick the hooker to captain the Boks. “Without a doubt, John’s ability to lead a team, coupled with his strength in the scrums and accuracy in the lineout, make him special,” White said.Andy Marinos, the manager of South Africa’s national rugby teams, said Smit had consulted SA Rugby throughout the process and “we respect his decision”.More international skippersSmit might not be the only Springbok captain heading for France. Ambitious French second division side Toulon recently announced that Victor Matfield, who led South Africa against New Zealand in Durban recently, has been signed.Matfield hasn’t yet confirmed the move. The French media, however, have quoted the lock as saying he has only a few loose ends to tie up and is committed to Toulon in principle.Former All Black captain Tana Umaga is both a player and the club’s general manager. He’s been very active signing players, and apart from chasing Matfield – viewed by many as the best lineout forward in world rugby – Umaga has signed Australia’s George Gregan, the most capped player in test, former All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, and Anton Oliver who, like Umaga, has led New Zealand.South Africans at ToulonToulon has a good number of South African players on its books, including Daniel Muller, Nicky Smit, Charl van Vliet, Nico Breedt, Norman Jordaan and Chris Rossouw, so it appears that settling settling in wouldn’t be a problem for Matfield.The club’s most recently announced signing, prop Lawrence Sephaka, brings the number of South African players, excluding Matfield, to seven.Toulon even has a South African coaching connection, with Tim Lane, who previously coached the Cats (now Lions) in Super Rugby and served as a Springbok assistant coach, in charge.While Matfield is 30 and probably doesn’t have that many years left in his career, another Springbok star, Schalk Burger, has drawn the interest of France’s Toulouse and England’s NEC Harlequins, and he is just 24 years of age.Currency issuesNaturally, South African rugby would rather not lose a young superstar to a northern hemisphere club, but it is an uphill battle for South Africa’s provinces and the SA Rugby Union – at current exchange rates the euro is worth close to R10, while the pound is worth over R14.It would be difficult, if not impossible, for South Africa to match the money Europe can offer players of the stature of Smit, Matfield and Burger.The list of players rumoured to be heading north doesn’t end there, however, and, if the number of New Zealanders and Australians also heading in that direction after the World Cup is any indication, a lot of South Africans will be joining them.UK callingPercy Montgomery, who previously had a stint in Wales with the Newport Gwent Dragons, has been linked with Perpignan, as has Bok winger Ashwin Willemse. Gerrie Britz has already signed a three-year contract with the club.Springbok flyhalf Butch James has reportedly been approached by English club Bath, while 39-test veteran De Wet Barry recently signed a two-year contract with Harlequins.Should a large number of frontline Springboks sign contracts with French and English clubs, there could be problems for SA rugby down the line.One need only to look back on England’s recent tour of South Africa and France’s tour of New Zealand, where both touring teams were missing many top players because of club rugby commitments.In both series, the southern hemisphere teams, at full strength, recorded record margins of victory over the northern hemisphere sides. South Africa thumped England 58-10 and 55-22, while the All Blacks hammered France 42-11 and 61-10.World rugby shake-up?Increasingly, countries are selecting teams for test matches that are not their strongest line-ups, but rather selections that are used to gauge whether players are potential World Cup players or not.The rugby world could be in for a big shake-up after the World Cup in France, with more watering down of national teams a definite possibility.An exodus of South African, New Zealand and Australian players could result in a weakened Tri-Nations competition; it could even end up with the southern hemisphere powers sending out third-string teams against the northern hemisphere.When England tackled the Springboks recently, 30 top players were unavailable for selection, mostly because of club commitments. The shoe could soon be on the other foot.SA players in EuropeBelow is a list of South Africans who played club rugby in France or England this past season, or who are set to play in Europe next season (A * indicates players linked with a move to a club, ^ indicates players who have recently signed contracts).Included in the list are a number of English, French, New Zealand and Welsh rugby internationals who were born and/or grew up in South Africa.FRANCEStade FrançaisPieter de Villiers (French international), Boela du Plooy, Brian Liebenberg (French international), Frans ViljoenToulouseDaan Human, Gaffie du ToitCleremont AuvergneGrant Esterhuizen, John Smit*, Marius Joubert*PerpignanGavin Hume, Gerrie Britz*, Percy Montgomery^, Ashwin Willemse^BourgoinRudi Coetzee, Wessel JoosteMontaubanBraam ImmelmanCastresDanie Saayman, Gerhard VoslooBriveVickus Liebenberg, Johan van Zyl, Hendrik Gerber, Charl van RensburgMontpellierDrikus Hancke, Rickus LubbeBayonneRob Linde, Jacques Deen, Sam Gerber, Eduard CoetzeeNarbonneHenk Eksteen, Retief Uys, Tinus van RensburgAgenWillem Stoltz, Adri Badenhorst, Pietman van Niekerk, Conrad StoltzToulouseSchalk Burger^Toulon (Division Two)Daniel Muller, Nicky Smit, Charl van Vliet, Nico Breedt, Norman Jordaan, Chris Rossouw, Victor Matfield^ENGLANDGloucesterRudi Keil, Jake BoerSaracensCobus Visagie, Neil de KockLondon IrishMike Catt (England international), Danie Coetzee, Faan RautenbachNEC HarlequinsStuart Abbott (England international), Hal Luscombe (Wales international), Andre Vos, Schalk Burger^BathPieter Dixon, Hottie Louw, Matt Stevens (England international), Michael Claassens, Butch JamesNewcastle FalconsRussell WinterWorcester WarriorsThinus Delport, Greg Rawlinson (New Zealand international)Northampton Saints Joe van Niekerk, Geoff Appleford (England international), Pat Barnard Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Nicholas Hlobo: art as dialogue

first_img10 November 2008Nicholas Hlobo, winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts 2009, is gaining an international reputation for his experimental use of materials to “create conversations” around issues of masculinity, gender, race and ethnicity.Hlobo is showcased on the Michael Stevenson Gallery website, where he explains his relationship with the material he uses: “I always find that the material tends to dominate the entire process. My ideas evolve in unexpected ways as the material helps me discover new things.“The start usually seems like trying to roll a rock as large as a double-decker bus, and by the completion of the work I go, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I went through that and came back sane’.”In 2007 Hlobo exhibited Umdodo at the Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom. During the same year he took Umakadenethwa engenadyasi to the Galeria Extraspazio in Rome and idiom[s] to the Savannah College of Art Design in Georgia, USA.In 2008, he exhibited at the Boston ICA as part of the Momentum Series, and his work is included in the third Guangzhou Triennial in China, which runs until 9 November. His exhibition Flow was on at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Home Lands – Land Marks was on at Haunch of Venison in London. Kwatsityw’iziko was also on at the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town.Hlobo has also exhibited with various other artists, some of his more recent group exhibitions being Skin-to-skin at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg and .za: giovane arte dal Sudafrica at the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Italy.In 2006 he won the Tollman Award for Visual Art.Hlobo chooses his material strategically, and often challenges stereotypes of sexual identity through his work.In an interview with Sue Williamson, he explained: “Through my works I attempt to create conversations that explore certain issues within my culture as a South African.“The conversations become a way of questioning people’s perceptions around issues of masculinity, gender, race and ethnicity.”The annual Standard bank Young Artist Awards were started in 1981 by the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, with Standard Bank coming on board as a sponsor in 1984.The awards, seen as one of the most prestigious of their kind in the country, honour young South African artists who have not yet gained widespread national exposure or acclaim, but who are making a significant mark in their field.The awards recognize and actively promote the talent of these young artists, providing them with financial support and a platform for experimentation. Winners receive a cash prize and financial support for their participation on the main programme of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.Source: National Arts Festival, Grahamstownlast_img read more

Reports of pests moving into Ohio fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the newly planted corn and soybean fields begin to emerge, pests become a major concern for farmers. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Trent Brisby tells Ty Higgins that he is getting reports of pests damaging the young crops in Northwest Ohio. He has some tips on what to look for and what to do to protect fields this season and beyond.last_img

9 days ago​Liverpool loanee Woodburn: I handled record pressure well

first_img​Liverpool loanee Woodburn: I handled record pressure wellby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Ben Woodburn is determined to become a success at the club.Three years ago, he managed to gain the honour of being the club’s youngest goalscorer.But he has struggled to grab a place in the first team since, and is now on loan at Oxford UnitedThe 20-year-old is insistent that he never let the pressure or sudden attention get to him.”When I scored, I didn’t have a clue about the record,” he told reporters.”I remember walking off the pitch with Trent (Alexander-Arnold). The players were saying well done, the manager (Jurgen Klopp) was saying well done because I’d scored my first Liverpool goal. “It was probably only when I started checking Instagram I realised the significance.”Obviously that game was when I got quite a lot of attention. I was definitely recognised going out in the streets, shopping in Liverpool One, people asking for a few pictures. You had to get used to people looking.”The club helped us and I got a lot of advice from family, friends and my agent, but you also have to take quite a bit of on your own shoulders and it’s a bit strange when it happens.”I look back now and think I handled it well. I don’t think I was big-headed, I took it during the y About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Wisconsin Forward Vitto Brown Had A Funny Interaction Today With A Flight Attendant Who’s A Kentucky Fan

first_imgWisconsin Forward Vitto Brown talks about his interaction with a flight attendant.Wisconsin Forward Vitto BrownWisconsin’s men’s basketball program and its fans likely won’t ever forget the Badgers’ victory against Kentucky in this past season’s Final Four. The same can probably be said about the Wildcats and their fan base about their devastating loss. A flight attendant/Kentucky fan hasn’t forgotten about it, anyway. Today, Wisconsin guard Vitto Brown wore a Badgers’ shirt while flying. A flight attendant on his plane couldn’t stand the sight of it. Walked on the plane with a Badgers shirt.. Flight attendant asked if I played. I said yes. She said she bleeds blue. I said keep bleeding.— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Lol she was a Kentucky grad, I could see the salt visibly spewing from her face as I sat down with sly grin. She said she don’t like me..— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Brown and his teammates will be able to brag about that victory for the rest of their lives.last_img read more