Sterling hat-trick powers Clarendon to big daCosta Cup win

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Edwin Allen entered their opening ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Group H football match against defending champions Clarendon College feeling pretty good about their chances. Their got one consolation – a successful penalty kick that was scored by Khimani Orr in the 26th minute. Joel Sterling left them travelling home feeling blue as he netted a hat-trick to lead Clarendon College to a 6-1 win. It began as expected. The champions were in a no-nonsense mood and quickly began to make their presence felt. In the sixth minute, Sterling fired home his first goal to give Clarendon College the lead. His second came in minute 69, and his third on the 77th-minute mark. Before then, Orr was asked to take a penalty awarded by the referee after a defender was adjudged to have committed a foul inside the area. He converted to make things a little more interesting. Thereafter, it was a matter of how many more goals the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-coached Clarendon College would score. That question was answered in emphatic style when forward Seigle Knight fired into the back of the net to make it 2-1 in the 27th minute, then at minute 35, as Roger Russell added his name to the scoresheet when his shot beat Edwin Allen’s Kajay Johnson in goal. Clarendon came out in the second half looking for more and they got it in the 63rd minute when Knight blasted home his second, and his team’s fourth, against an Edwin Allen team that looked dazed, due to the ease at which Clarendon carved through their defence. Thereafter, it was Sterling’s show. The sure-footed forward was dangerous in every attack and managed to close out his hat-trick with a lot of time left on the clock. “There is more to come from me this season,” said Sterling. “I am working hard. The team is working hard and we need to defend the title. “Scoring three goals in any match is a great feeling, so right now, I am enjoying it. But we will refocus for our next game against Kellits on Wednesday,” Sterling added. Davis was full of praise for his young striker, calling the result an outstanding one on which to build the season. “We won with a big margin, but it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. Every game in this group is like a derby, so it requires a special sort of attention from us. Today, the boys did well and now that we have bagged our first win, we are going to keep rolling,” said Davis. Sterling’s showlast_img read more

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Public meeting tonight on controversial Castaic High

first_img(661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – Castaic residents will get together at 7tonight with county and school district officials for what is expected to be the first in a series of town meetings to discuss the future of the long-awaited Castaic High School. Paul Novak, planning deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich; Mike Walline, president of the development company SunCal; John Kunak, president of the Castaic school board and a Castaic Town Council member; local schools Superintendent Jim Gibson; and officials with the Hart Union High School District will meet at Castaic Middle School for a panel discussion on plans for the high school. Castaic High, already delayed by three years, is being reviewed by the county Regional Planning Commission as part of SunCal’s NorthLake development. The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for June20. John Zaring, founder of Castaic United to Build a School, is sponsoring the round-table meeting that he says will help answer questions about the proposed high school. “I think this whole process has been bogged down by misinformation and rumors,” Zaring said. “The purpose is to give the community an opportunity to learn from the people involved with the school what the truth is.” Zaring said he has promoted the meeting via chain e-mails and hundreds of fliers and is expecting a large crowd. He has also asked the community to “behave” with panel members. Emotions have run high in the past, and Zaring is hoping to have some healthy discussion. “At this stage, it’s about putting ourselves in a position to build a school,” he said. last_img read more

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