LIVERPOOL, England (AP): It’s a year since Juergen Klopp breezed into English football as the new manager of Liverpool, and the bespectacled, fun-loving German has established himself as the most charismatic coach in the Premier League. He’s proving to be the shrewdest, too. In a summer transfer window of record spending by English top-flight clubs that topped one billion pounds (now US$1.2 billion) for the first time, Liverpool returned a profit – reportedly between £10-£15 million – as Klopp juggled his squad with mostly lower-profile recruits. Fears that Liverpool would be left behind by their big-spending rivals have proved unfounded: The strategy has worked out just fine. Klopp’s team has had the toughest schedule of anyone in the league after seven games but is currently fourth in the standings, two points off first-place Manchester City. The Reds have taken a total of seven points from away games against Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, thrashed champions Leicester 4-1 and are the joint leading scorers with 18 goals. That start to the season compares favourably to that of Manchester United, who visit Anfield on Monday for what traditionally is the biggest game on the English calendar between the two most decorated teams in the country. United had the second-biggest net spend (an estimated $170 million) of any English club in the transfer window under new coach Jose Mourinho, taking a Galactico-style approach to its signings by bringing in Paul Pogba for a world-record fee and superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United are three points behind Liverpool in seventh place, despite having had easier-looking fixtures. Klopp spoke yesterday of the “world-class players” that Mourinho has brought in, but without a sense of jealousy. Quite simply, he’s happy with what he’s got. “It’s not a competition. It’s not that you win the league before the season,” Klopp said at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground. “You have a team without spending money and you have a team with spending a lot of money. Everybody has their own possibilities, their own ideas. “We did what we did because we thought it’s the right thing, for us.” Monday will mark a year since Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool match – a 0-0 draw at Tottenham – and he’s quickly stamped his mark on the team. Liverpool have a defined style of play, the high-energy counterpressing game long favoured by Klopp and carried over from his time in Germany with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. He spoke effusively of the performance of his “wild boys” after Liverpool beat Hull 5-1 in the last match at Anfield, led by the energetic and nimble forward trio of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane. It’s in this regard that Liverpool are way ahead of United, who are still searching for an identity in the early months of Mourinho’s reign. Mourinho has repeatedly said it would take time for the methods of his predecessor, Louis van Gaal, to be completely erased. After winning their first three games, United won only one of their next four. “What I heard is that you think we are in a good moment and they (United) are not in a good moment,” Klopp said in a news conference. “I can’t see the big difference with three points. They have big quality in their team and we have to respect this but, of course, it’s Anfield. We have to show this. I’m hoping for the best atmosphere. It will help.” The home “atmosphere” helped last season, when Liverpool overwhelmed Van Gaal’s United in a 2-0 win at Anfield in the Europa League’s round of 16. “Creating a special atmosphere is important,” Klopp said. “That’s the challenge for us – take the special thing about this game, then (add it to) our usual and normal style.” For his part, Mourinho was terse in his assessment of both Liverpool’s title credentials and Klopp’s influence at Anfield. “You have to ask them; they are a good team,” Mourinho said. When asked about Klopp’s impact, Mourinho replied simply: “I’ve not much to say.” DOING THE RIGHT THING
View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I think we didn’t take that situation [blowing the 21-point lead] well,” said Ravena who had 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “We have to realize that when they make those runs we have to play at the same level or even higher. We can’t just keep on doing what we’re doing with La Salle making that run.”“It was a real lesson for us that it’s not over until it’s over, we had a 20-point lead but we got complacent. And when they starting catching up we weren’t tough enough to take on that situation.” MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter squandering what could’ve been a title-clinching win, Ateneo now has no other choice but to face defending champion De La Salle in a do-or-die Game 3 in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals.And Thirdy Ravena knows they can’t miss a beat.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Steph Curry says he can ‘sort of relate’ to Lonzo Ball Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We have to stay laser-focused on the third game, we have to be aware that that’s going to happen and we have to be prepared for that situation when that comes in,” said Ravena Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.What Ravena was talking about was the Blue Eagles’ wasted 21-point lead against the Green Archers in Game 2, wherein an Ateneo win could’ve draped the trophy in blue-and-white ribbons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo held a 45-24 lead in the second quarter after Ravena made two free throws, but the Green Archers mounted a 40-10 run that spanned the two middle periods to take a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth.The Blue Eagles never recovered as the Green Archers tied the series at 1-1 after a 92-83 win with the decider scheduled on Sunday. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
San Miguel still sits atop the standings at 5-1, but the Cebuano giant knows that his squad can’t be complacent as it seeks to bounce back on Sunday against red-hot Magnolia.”It’s a good thing that it happened to us midway through the conference, so we still have time to adjust. But we need to move on and win our remaining games,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WADA probes possible flaw in test bottles Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESWith Ginebra’s Jervy Cruz and Raymond Aguilar stepping up, June Mar Fajardo admitted that the unheralded bruisers’ performance against San Miguel on Sunday was further proof of how strong the Gin Kings are.“We know how good they are. They’re a championship-contender team and they made good adjustments in the second half,” Fajardo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sans lead big man Greg Slaughter, Cruz and Aguilar combined for 33 points and nine rebounds in the Gin Kings’ 100-96 victory over the Beermen.Fajardo tried his best to keep San Miguel afloat but failed to rescue the Beermen despite his mammoth stat line of 33 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut rather than feel down with the loss, the reigning four-time PBA MVP sees the first defeat of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup as a reality check of sorts.“It happens. We can’t win all of our games. So we have to move on and learn from our lapses,” he said as he rued the Beermen’s 18 turnovers in the matchup. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track
The prosperity natural mineral water branch in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County has been honored and certificated by a local radio station named Radio Ghehzohn FM 106.3 as the best mineral water factory in the county for the year 2014.According to the chairman of the station honoring committee, Prince Wonplu, the company was honored for its dedicated and committed services in supplying safe drinking water to the citizenry of the county.Presenting the certificate to the company’s manager Mr. Ahamadu B. Zwannah, Mr. Wonplu said the company should redouble its ardent efforts to go beyond its scope in easing the thirst of the people.Receiving the certificate of honor Mr. Zwannah thanked the management of the radio station for the honor for cherishing and remembering their hard work and services to the people of Bassa, something which he said was not strange.He assured the people of the county that his company will not only serve the people of Buchanan, but vows to extend its services to the five statutory districts in the for the rural people to have access to safe and purified drinking water. He disclosed that the company was established in the county in January , 2012 to ably provide purified drinking water to the citizenry of the county in order to curtail water-borne diseases that could take away lives of innocent citizens who are supposed to contribute to the development of post war Liberia.He pointed out that safe drinking water is currently in demand, and his company sees the water at a reasonably cost as ‘’all fingers are not equal’’ even a poor person in rural Bassa can afford to get a bag or more to survive from water born disease.He used the occasion to commend his working staff for their ardent efforts to making sure that the purified water reaches the length and breath of the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Officers and members of the council taking the oath. Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh has described honesty and transparency as traits of good leadership that those aspiring for any position of trust should practice. Justice Ja’neh also stressed that it was important for leaders to work in the open and avoid hiding things from their members, an act that would create suspicion in the minds of the governed.Ja’neh spoke on Friday, January 12 at the installation program of the student government of Ricks Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia. He told the students to emulate leaders that lead by good example, “because it is one of the traits of good leaders.” He then challenged officials of the student government to live above reproach because they are being watched by their peers and those ahead of them.Justice Ja’neh called on the president and officials of the school to set standards for themselves by doing “the little things that matter.” The Supreme Court Justice said it would be necessary for the students who are elected to lead by being time conscious, adding, “Respect for time as a leader is not just by talking.” He made reference to former President William R. Tolbert who he said was time-conscious to the extent that he dismissed public officials who turned up late for work.Justice Ja’neh recalled that although the ex-president was not always at work on time, he was on time at every function he was invited to thus setting an example for other Liberians to follow.He also called on the student leaders to always keep their promises to their colleagues, and said “your words should be like a manager’s check. When you promise a person, make sure you fulfill that promise.Justice Ja’neh addresses the elected student officialsJa’neh cautioned the students about the importance of building a team, “because you are more effective when you work together as a team.” He asked them not to just build any kind of team, but a team of like minded individuals that would focus on the task of providing quality service.Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, who earlier installed the student council government, lauded the school’s administrator and principal, Dr. Olu Menjay, for the transformation at the school.Cllr. Yuoh said she is a living testimony to the level of impact the school was making in the lives of Liberian students because her daughter is enrolled at the institute and is doing well in her studies.In his inaugural statement, Christopher A. Lavall, Jr., thanked his fellow students for electing him and said his leadership will not dwell on empty promises, but rather on those that are achievable.Lavall told his colleagues that the election was over and they must now hold together because Ricks is a unique family and they are all dragons.He told fellow students that with the assistance of the administration, his government intends first, to improve student hygiene, noting, “Any community that is not clean stands the risk of experiencing health hazards.”Lavall said his administration has already started to draw up plans to work with the school’s health club to provide some health tips to the students. “Secondly we will reawaken the spirit of volunteerism and servant leadership, which are just in accordance with our schools’ motto, which states: ‘Not For Self, But For Others’,” Lavall said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2018 series. As the Official Airline partner, all teams and officials travelling to CPL matches and related activities will travel on Caribbean Airlines to and from the events.Garvin Medera, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Airlines stated: “For the fifth consecutive year, Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline sponsor for the Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 (CPLT20) Series, which takes place from August 08-September 16. It is our pleasure to connect cricket fans and teams throughout the Caribbean and North and South America to enjoy the excitement of this premier cricket league. Caribbean Airlines understands the value of cricket in uniting the region and we look forward to sharing the warmth of the islands with the enthusiastic fans, teams and other officials.”Commercial Director, CPL T20, James Stewart noted: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome the ‘Warmth of the Islands’ back as the Official Airline of Hero CPL. With 34 games in 40 days across seven countries, and this year in nine separate legs, the logistical challenges of getting players, officials and TV crews around these beautiful islands are challenging to say the least. CAL’s professionalism and commitment to helping our players be on the pitch at the right time, rested and ready to go, is greatly appreciated and we look forward to another successful CPL together.” Caribbean Airlines operates more than 600 weekly flights to 20 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America and is committed to delivering reliable service to its valued customers.
Drivers who compete at Irwindale Speedway can expect two significant changes when the season starts on March 24. The first is switching from Goodyear to Hoosier tires for seven divisions that race at the track. The second is the introduction of the Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Super Late Model and Late Model divisions. NASCAR Super Late Models, Late Models, Super Trucks, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and figure-8 cars are going to be using Hoosier tires this year in competition. The Super Trucks and Late Model divisions made the transition from Goodyears to Hoosiers near the end of the 2006 season. “For everybody it’s a pretty easy switch,” said Newhall’s Travis Thirkettle, the track’s NASCAR Late Model champion. “Everybody except the Super Late Models.” Thirkettle added that the decision to change tires was not an easy one for track officials. “The race track put a lot of effort to get the price of the tires to come down,” Thirkettle said. The other revision is the introduction of the Ford Fusion in the Super Late Model and Late Model divisions. Rip Michels, the 2006 Southwest Series champ, is returning to the Super Late Model ranks in a Ford Fusion for the Sunrise Ford Racing Team owned by Bob Bruncati. Michels is one of many Super Late Model drivers using Ford engines and the new bodies this year. “Bob is a great owner, and it’s going to be a lot of fun for the crew and me to drive for him,” said Michels, a driver from San Fernando and winner of two Super Late Model championships at Irwindale Speedway. “It is cool to see an owner in the shop a couple hours of the day helping out the race team. Plus, he is so hands on that I can take a breath and just really concentrate on driving and set-up, which is something I have not been able to do in a long time.” Saturday was the first of two open pratices scheduled at Irwindale Speedway before opening night. The open practice is from 10 a.m. to dusk and is $100 per car. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Ron Hornaday Jr. leaves California Speedway with a second-place finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and a little regret. Hornaday was the runner-up to race winner Mike Skinner. But Hornaday bumped Mark Martin’s truck from behind and sent him spinning into the infield grass late in the race. Martin went from leading to 23rd place as the final laps of the race winded down. “It was a great run until the last three laps or so when Mark went spinning into the grass,” said Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc. “We were really good off the trailer. We started changing a few things and then luckily went back to where we started.” Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale, is fourth in the Truck Series standings after two races. Skinner and Jack Sprague, winner of the Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, are tied for the series lead. Johnny Benson is third. Hornaday is 24 points behind the leaders. Hornaday credits his new crew chief, Rick Ren, for his team’s success in the first two races. “Awesome, that’s what we needed,” Hornaday said. “Rick Ren and all the guys on the No. 33 have worked very hard. We had a great start to the season; that’s what we had to do.” Next up for the Truck Series is Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 16. Hornaday, who holds the series record for career wins with 29, won the Atlanta race in 2005. He finished 20th at Atlanta last year. American Le Mans Series: Acura is preparing to make its debut in the American Le Mans Series, which kicks off its season with the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17. Porsche and Mazda have new prototypes for the endurance race in Florida. Santa Clarita-based Honda Performance Development is preparing the engines for the three Acura-powered teams in the American Le Mans Series LMP2 division. Indy Racing League: Roger Griffiths, race team technical leader for Honda, was asked during a recent news conference how close Honda was to making an commercial ethanol-powered car. The Indy Racing League will be using Honda-powered cars with engines that use 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol. The IRL is the first racing series to use such a fuel in all its cars. Honda, which has its Honda Performance Development based in Santa Clarita, is the sole provider of engines to the IRL teams. Griffiths said he was the wrong person to ask that question. But he did say that the Honda philosophy is to embrace new technology and improve the environment. “It’s really to take the lead in technology,” Griffiths said. “Certainly by being the first race-car engine manufacturer to produce an engine that runs on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol is a big step forward.” Brian Barnhart, president and chief operating officer of the Indy Racing League, said that Honda is one of the most environmental-conscious car companies in the world, it is concerned about a green environment and has the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. With the use of ethanol in recent tests, Barnhart said the fuel efficiency of the IRL cars has increased and teams have seen a 30 percent reduction in fuel capacity. “All of that makes sense with the switch,” Barnhart said. “They very much do embrace the change to ethanol because it’s consistent with their thought process of being interested in renewable fuels, alternative fuel sources, especially fuel efficient.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3715 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thirkettle is moving up in class to the Super Late Model division. He said there are two downsides to the switch in tires for the Super Late Model teams. One is that the Hoosier tires the track decided to use for the Super Late Model division is a similar tire the defunct Southwest Series drivers used last year. “The Southwest tour guys are familiar with them,” Thirkettle said. “It gives them a little bit of an edge.” Two is that cost of the Hoosier tire is about $30 more than the Goodyears. For the Super Late Model teams, which can go through four tires a race, it could amount to thousands of dollars in extra expenses on tires alone. “I might try to stretch two races out of the tires,” Thirkettle said. “The better-funded teams won’t even try. They’ll change tires every race.”
The new site is sponsored by two nonprofit advocacy groups: Autism Speaks and First Signs. They hope the site will promote early diagnosis and treatment, which can help young children with autism lead more normal lives. Pediatrician Dr. Michael Wasserman cautioned that the site might lead some parents to fret needlessly about normal behavior variations, and he said they shouldn’t use it to try to diagnose their own kids. “Just as there’s a spectrum in autism, … there’s a spectrum in normal development,” said Wasserman of Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. “Children don’t necessarily develop in a straight line.” But Amy Wetherby, a Florida State University professor of communications disorders who helped create the site, noted that sometimes “parents are the first to be concerned and the doctors aren’t necessarily worried.” She said the Web sites will help give parents terms to talk with the doctor as soon as they become worried. And while the children shown in the video clips titled “Red Flags” have been diagnosed with some form of autism, the site sponsors note that not all children who behave this way have something wrong with them. In fact, the behaviors in some of the short video clips – when viewed individually – look fairly normal. CHICAGO – What’s so unusual about a baby fascinated with spinning a cup, or a toddler flapping his hands, or a preschooler walking on her toes? Parents and even doctors sometimes miss these red flags for autism, but a new online video “glossary” makes them startlingly clear. A new Web site offers dozens of video clips of autistic kids’ behavior contrasted with that of unaffected children. Some of the side-by-side differences can make you gasp. Others are more subtle. The free site, debuting today, also defines and depicts “stimming,” “echolalia” and other confusing-sounding terms that describe autistic behavior. Stimming refers to repetitive, self-stimulating or soothing behavior, including hand-flapping and rocking, that autistic children sometimes do in reaction to light, sounds or excitement. Echolalia is echoing or repeating someone else’s words or phrases, sometimes out of context. The important thing is to seek medical help, to either rule out autism or get an early diagnosis, if a child persistently exhibits unusual behavior, said Alison Singer of Autism Speaks. Added Wetherby, “We now know that one out of 150 children has autism, or one out of 94 boys. It’s not a rare disability. We also know that early intervention is critical.” The site was to be available to the public starting today on the Autism Speaks Web site http://www.autismspeaks.org. Several autism specialists who reviewed it at the request of The Associated Press called it an unusually helpful tool for parents and doctors. “The moving pictures speak a million words,” said Dr. Edwin Cook, an autism researcher and educator at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Not only do I see this as useful for the general public and for parents who might be wondering, … but I will frankly be using it for education” and training, Cook said. He has received research funding from Autism Speaks but is not connected with the new site.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
highlights Assistant manager Michael Appleton has left Leicester amid a restructuring of Claude Puel’s coaching staff.Appleton, the former Blackburn and Oxford manager, joined Leicester on a three-year contract last June as Craig Shakespeare’s number two. Puel thanked Appleton Latest football news 2 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi gameday Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Appleton has left the King Power How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence who plays? ALTERED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 2 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? The first group of Leicester players report back for pre-season training on Monday, with the return of those involved at the World Cup staggered over the coming weeks. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Shakespeare was sacked in October after Leicester’s poor start to the season and Appleton briefly took over – winning his two matches in charge – before Puel was appointed manager at the King Power Stadium.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Appleton for everything he has done to help me during his time with the club,” Puel said in a statement on the Leicester website.“He’s a good man, a strong character and an excellent coach with the leadership qualities to continue building a successful career.“We all wish him well in his future career.“As we prepare to welcome the players back for the start of pre-season, I’m delighted to have a strong team of experienced, skilled and dedicated staff working to prepare the squad for the season ahead.“Between our coaching, sports medicine, sports science and operational staff, we have a very good mix of characters and experience that will give great support to our players throughout the season.” crackers Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Jacques Bonnevay, who has coached in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, has replaced Appleton as Puel’s assistant.Bonnevay most recently spent three years on the coaching staff of the Japan national team.Pascal Planque, Mike Stowell and new first-team coach Adam Sadler, a former Newcastle reserve-team manager, complete the senior coaching team. predicted NEW ERA
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sophomore Christina’s Cho’s 2-under-par 34 was not enough for Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta to get past San Marino in a Pacific League girls’ golf match at Brookside #2 Golf Course in Pasadena. San Marino used its depth to score a 222-242 victory over the Falcons (2-4 overall, 1-2 Pacific). San Marino (7-0, 3-0) was led by Lauren Lam (39) and Joyce Tsai (42). Cho, a U.S Girls’ Amateur qualifier who has gained UCLA’s interest, shot her season-low. MISSION Chaminade 288, Alemany 319: Chaminade of West Hills (2-5, 1-2) had two personal bests en route to victory over Alemany of Mission Hills (6-2, 2-2) at Knollwood. Medalist Hannah Wolf (49), a sophomore, and freshmen Alexa Halloran (53) shot their best rounds of the year for the defending Mission League champions. GIRLS’ TENNIS MISSION Chaminade 11, Notre Dame 7: Chaminade of West Hills (6-1), looking to surpass last season’s second-place finish, opened league play with a victory at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (6-2). Chaminade’s No. 1 singles player, senior Kate Carnahan, improved her individual record to 14-2 with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 sweep. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL HERITAGE Hillcrest Christian/Granada Hills 3, Santa Clarita Christian 1: Junior Jackie Habashy and senior captain Cyndi Taylor led Hillrest Christian of Granada Hills past visiting Santa Clarita Christian 25-16, 18-25, 25-20 and 26-24. Habashy finished with 18 kills and Taylor added nine for Hillcrest Christian (4-2, 2-0). MISSION Notre Dame 3, Chaminade 0:: Senior outside hitter Nikki Candela contributed 15 kills, 10 digs and five aces to lead Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks to a 25-11, 25-23, 25-4 sweep of visiting Chaminade of West Hills in a league opener. Outside hitter Meghan Moss added 13 digs for the Knights (10-1). WESTSIDE West Valley Christian 3, Hillcrest Christian 0: West Valley Christian of West Hills (6-2, 2-0), led by Jami Barstad’s 18 assists and five aces, defeated Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills 25-11, 25-8, 25-13. BOYS’ WATER POLO Loyola 9, Alemany 8: Loyola of Los Angeles (6-5) edged Alemany of Mission Hills (12-7) in a Mission League opener after a controversial call sidelined Alemany’s Alejandro Mirinelli for much of the game. Mirinelli was ejected for allegedly retaliating after taking a shot to the neck during play, and Alemany was unable to substitute because of the nature of the offense. Forrest Monroe led the Cubs with four goals, and Kevin Koone added three.