Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Awards 2020 Scholarships

first_imgSarah Crotzer is winner of the Jane Gerheart Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/LASOLASO News:Each year the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) awards scholarships to students who have shown achievement in music in the past with an expectation of continuing with music in their lives.The awards are usually presented at the final LASO concert of the year – its Spring Concert. Of course this year, with the pandemic, that concert never happened. However, four scholarships were awarded.Allison Peterson was awarded the Rosemary O’Connor Memorial Scholarship of $400. O’Connor was one of the original LASO members and continued playing violin with the orchestra into her 90’s. Peterson plays cello and has studied with Dana Vinograd.In 2018, Peterson was principal cellist for both the LA Symphonic Orchestra and the Santa  Fe Youth Symphony. She also played in the All State Orchestra for her junior and senior years.Peterson plans to study biomedical science/pre-med with a minor in cello performance at Brigham Young University.Sarah Crotzer was awarded the Jane Gerheart Memorial Scholarship of $400. Gerheart was an oboist with LASO for many decades, served on the board of directors as president, and was a band teacher in the Los Alamos public schools. Crotzer has played violin for nine years and was the concert mistress of the LAHS Symphonic Orchestra, soloing in its 2019 Winter Concert. She also won the Rotary leadership award. Crotzer will attend New Mexico Tech and plans to major in biomedical science.Esther Wermer was awarded a Los Alamos Symphony Scholarship of $200. She has studied violin with Kay Newnam and played in the LAHS Symphonic Orchestra during her high school years. Esther  plans to continue playing violin in the Boyce College orchestra where she will be studying philosophy/politics/economics next year.Sarah Worley was awarded a Los Alamos Symphony Scholarship of $100. Sarah has played horn in the Santa Fe Youth Symphony for two years and plans to continue studying horn with private lessons while in college. She has been involved in choir, jazz choir and musical theater.About The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1947 and today, 73 years later, it still provides an outlet for musicians in the community. The 60 plus member group draws  people from the lab, schools, business sector, home environment and retirement to name a few.  It also gives high school students a chance to play with a full symphony orchestra – something that they cannot do in the school program.  Many of these students go on to make music an important and ongoing part of their adult lives. A few even follow music as a career. Allison Peterson is winner of the Rosemary O’Connor Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/LASOlast_img read more

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

first_imgPARIS – Eighteen-year-old Haruna Okuno made a sparkling debut at wrestling’s world championships on Wednesday, winning gold in the women’s 55-kg division.Okuno beat Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye. “Since making the Japan team I have been feeling like I have to win,” said Okuno. “I am glad I was able to capture the title. I was doing whatever I could to make leg tackles (in the final).”Okuno is the second Japanese to win a gold medal at these championships after Kenichiro Fumita won the men’s Greco-Roman 59-kg division Tuesday, becoming the country’s first male wrestler in 34 years to be crowned world champion.Making the most of her strong tackling, Okuno raced through her qualifying bouts, beating both her second- and third-round opponents by 8-0 scores. Her semifinal against Bulgaria’s Bilyana Zhivkova Dudova was ended by technical fall with Okuno leading 11-0.Compatriot Hiroe Suzuki clinched bronze in the women’s 75-kg division, beating Estonia’s Epp Mae 6-0 in a third-place playoff.“Every time I have appeared at the world championships I have wanted to win a medal and I have finally managed to achieve that,” said Suzuki.“I lost in the third round but I was able to refocus to try and win the bronze.”American Helen Maroulis, who denied Saori Yoshida a fourth straight Olympic title in the 53-kg final at last summer’s Rio Games, won the gold medal in the 58-kg class. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS Haruna Okuno competes with Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye in the gold medal match in the 55-kg division on Wednesday. | REUTERScenter_img Nigeria, Japan, Haruna Okuno, Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Tomoa Narasaki earns second overall World Cup bouldering title

first_img“I was nervous but it was fun,” the 22-year-old Narasaki said. “I got really confident after barely winning the last round. I felt I had a chance (during the third problem) so I thought I absolutely had to climb up. I want to win the world championships.”Czech climber Adam Ondra relinquished his spot atop the bouldering rankings and landed in second overall after finishing fifth on Saturday.In the women’s competition, Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi claimed second in the final and second overall, while Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret, who was already crowned the women’s overall champion, ended the season perfect with her sixth straight win.France’s Fanny Gibert took third in the women’s bouldering final, while Japan’s Miho Nonaka and Mao Nakamura finished fourth and sixth, respectively. sport climbing, Tomoa Narasaki, bouldering World Cup GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Tomoa Narasaki competes during the men’s bouldering final of the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup on Saturday in Vail, Colorado. Narasaki took second place in the event to win the overall series. | AP KEYWORDScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS VAIL, COLORADO – Tomoa Narasaki finished runner-up at the final bouldering World Cup event of the season on Saturday to earn his second overall title in three years.Narasaki, the 2016 overall and world champion, placed second behind compatriot Yoshiyuki Ogata in the final in Vail, Colorado. Ogata topped a World Cup podium for the first time to finish the season in third overall. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

County Football Championship results

first_imgCounty Senior Football ChampionshipGroup 1Arravale Rovers 2-8    Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 1-11Group 2JK Brackens 2-8         Ardfinnan 0-9 County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1Golden-Kilfeacle 3-13  Loughmore-Castleiney 1-10Group 2Cashel King Cormacs 1-12  Borrisokane 2-6last_img

Drake women’s hoops uses OT to down Northern Iowa in MVC title game

first_imgLed by a career-high 22 points and seven assists from senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa), the No. 20/19 Drake University women’s basketball team won its sixth Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title with a 74-69 overtime win over UNI at the iWireless Center.With the MVC Tournament title, the Bulldogs earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will be making the 11th tournament appearance in the program’s history.Ingle, who was named the tournament MVP, forced the overtime period with a jumper as time expired in regulation to tie the game at 63-63. In the overtime period, Ingle helped give the Bulldogs an early cushion with a three-point play followed by a jumper to help the team take a 71-66 lead less than three minutes into overtime.Drake’s (defense held UNI to just three points the remainder of the overtime period and a pair of free throws from Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) with 18 seconds left sealed the victory. Wendell finished the game with 13 points to earn a spot on the MVC All-Tournament team.The overtime win completed a historic season for the Bulldogs as the team blitzed through the MVC with a perfect 18-0 record and added three more wins against MVC competition this weekend. The Bulldogs have now won 22-straight games, the second longest active winning streak in the nation.Drake, as it had in its first two tournament games, faced first-half deficit as UNI held a 39-29 lead at halftime. But true to form, the Bulldogs stormed back in the third period, outscoring UNI 19-11, in the period to trim the deficit to two points, 50-48.MVC Freshman of the Year Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) keyed that comeback with a three-pointer to open the period as part of a 10-2 run. Hittner finished the game with 15 points and was a perfect 3-of-3 from the three-point arc. Redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jonas knocked down a career-high two three-pointers, including one at the start of OT to answer UNI’s three-pointer to start extra time.The fourth quarter saw three ties and eight lead changes with neither team leading by more than two points through 10 minutes of nail-biting action. A three-pointer from Hittner gave Drake an early lead, but a pair of three-pointers from UNI in the final 3:33 kept the Bulldogs from pulling away. UNI’s Ellie Herzberg, who finished with 25 points, drained the last of those three-pointers with six seconds left to give UNI a 63-61 lead. However, Ingle responded with her step-back jumper at the top of the lane as time expired to force overtime and propel the Bulldogs to the MVC Tournament title in front of a tournament record crowd of 2,451.The Bulldogs will discover their NCAA Tournament opponent and location on Monday, March 13, when the NCAA Tournament field is revealed at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Fans are invited to join the Bulldogs for a Selection Show Watch Party in the Courtside Club of the Shivers Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Curtis among the goals, but Portsmouth blow two-goal lead

first_imgRonan Curtis was on the mark as Portsmouth drew away to Bristol Rovers in League One this afternoon.Curtis netted 20 minutes from time to put Pompey 2-0 up, but Kenny Jackett’s team conceded a stoppage time equaliser at Memorial Stadium.Curtis came into the team that had overcome Lincoln during the week with Marcus Harness dropping to the bench. Gareth Evans netted a penalty after John Marquis was pushed by Luke Leahy.Marquis was involved on 70 minutes as his cross was headed home by Curtis. The St Johnston man nodded in a third goal of the season.Alex Rodman pulled a goal back and Ross McCrorie’s own goal denied Portsmouth. Curtis among the goals, but Portsmouth blow two-goal lead was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bristol RoversLeague OnePortsmouthRonan CurtisSt Johnstonlast_img read more