ILOILO City – A heated argument led to hacking in Barangay Lutac, Cabatuan, Iloilo. The 34-year-old Tito Copina was tagged as the suspect. This prompted Copina to hack Sancho on the body, police said. It was, however, not immediately established what triggered the altercation. According to the police, Sancho and Copina – both residents of Barangay Lutac – figured in a heated argument around 9 p.m. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the municipal police station, facing charges./PN The 40-year-old laborer Joey Sancho was rushed to the Ramon Tabiana Memorial Hospital in Cabatuan due to hack wounds he sustained after the July 25 incident.
Before it returnsto its temporary home at Fulton to face Jamesville-DeWitt early next week, the Liverpool girls swim team found more success in last Tuesday’s visit to New Hartford.The Warriors defeated the Spartans 97-89 to improve to 3-1 on the season, using its roster depth to overcome the fact that New Hartford won all but three of the events.Liverpool did not get a victory until the seventh event, the 100-yard freestyle, where Delaney Gellert went 58.15 seconds, the only time on either side under a minute as Jessica Testone was second in 1:00.55. Geller and Testone returned to help Kaitlyn Thompson and Sophia Russo win a close 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.72 to New Hartford’s 1:47.88 that gave the Warriors the team lead for good, and Thompson would prevail in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.67, just ahead of the Spartans’ Julia Ficano (1:09.27).Otherwise, it was a string of second and third-place efforts that piled up points, from Gellert going 1:14.85 in the 100 breaststroke to Russo second in the 100 butterfly in 1:08.45 and Testone second in the 50 freestyle in 27.53 seconds.Domenique DeRuijter had a second-place clocking of 2:12.01 in the 200 freestyle, with Payton Furr second in the 500 freestyle in 6:07.54. In diving, Sophia Recuparo had 198.50 points, behind the 235.40 from New Hartford’s Isabella Kolb. Testone, Gellert, Russo and Megan Winn swam the 200 medley relay in 2:04.49 to the Spartans’ 2:02.41, and in the 400 freestyle relay Thompson, Winn, Natalie Petit and Chloe Brown finished in 4:17.84.Cicero-North Syracuse had two tough meets in a 48-hour span, starting last Tuesday when undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius came to Le Moyne College and prevailed 96-70 over the Northstars.Only twice did C-NS win events, with Madeline Thorne earning 248.10 points on the diving board as teammate Kaitlyn Carroll was second with 211.85 points. Also, Kate Gucciardi won the 100 backstroke in 1:05.10.Bryn Myers was second in the 50 freestyle in 25.97 seconds to the 25.75 from F-M’s Morgan Kingsley. Myers, Gucciardi, Alayna Harbaugh and Brittany Wood went 2:00.60 in the 200 medley relay to the Hornets’ 1:56.96, with that same quartet swimming the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.58 as F-M won in 1:44.30.Then it was C-NS against Jamesville-DeWitt on Thursday night, and despite some fine individual efforts the Northstars took a 97-86 defeat to the Red Rams.Thorne earned 248.90 points in diving, while Carroll improved to 221.80 points to make it a 1-2 finish. Jeanne Vinette, in 6:02.13, held off J-D’s Julia Antoine (6:02.35) in the 500 freestyle as Gucciardi, in 1:04.85, edged the Rams’ Emily Ninestein (1:05.19) to prevail in the 100 backstroke.Myers was second in the 50 freestyle (25.92 seconds) and 100 freestyle (58.04 seconds), with Devinney second in the 200 freestyle (2:15.07) and Gucciardi second in the 100 butterfly. In the 200 medley relay, Gucciardi, Wood, Harbaugh and Myers went 1:59.44, second to J-D’s 1:58.70, while that same quartet went 1:48.11 in the 200 freestyle relay.Now J-D would challenge Liverpool on Tuesday at Fulton before C-NS swims twice later in the week, going to Auburn Wednesday before clashing Friday with West Genesee at Le Moyne.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSliverpoolswimming
Three of the Wallabies matchday 23 – Ned Hanigan, Sean McMahon and Curtis Rona – have never played against the All Blacks and close to half the team was not a part of last year’s Sydney debacle.Though Hooper maintained their focus was incredibly narrow heading into the Test, when asked if he let his thoughts wander to the idea of winning the trophy, he was honest.“This group’s come together this year to do something and what’s wrong with a dream? What’s wrong with a goal that everyone here wants to achieve?,” he said.“There’s nothing wrong with it and that’s what we should be aspiring to and wanting so everyone in our change room has that mentality.”McMahon will start at no. 8 for the Wallabies for the first time since last year’s Test against France, after missing the June Series with injury.Despite having 15 Tests to his name, McMahon has never been picked in a Bledisloe and coming off four weeks of tuning up, Hooper expects plenty from the 23-year-old.“He’s a damaging ball carrier, defender and he’s really worked on his game over the breakdown and in the breakdown,” he said.“I’ve been really impressed with how strong he is over the ball.“He goes absolutely hell for leather from the kick-off.“So, if he can give that for 60 minutes he’s going to make some real inroads into a quality New Zealand team.”Once McMahon and co come off in Sydney, the support of an experienced bench will be a nice luxury for the Wallabies, who have an average of 43 caps across the board on the pine this weekend.Though the All Blacks didn’t exactly pile on the points in that final 20 minutes of last year’s three encounters, their returns of three tries in the last quarter were game-sealing, with the Wallabies able to score just one try after 60 minutes, in the 78th minute in Sydney.“They are really good at that 60-minute mark of that continued pressure,” Hooper said.“They know their roles really well, and that’s their bench included.“Our bench hasn’t seen the enthusiasm in the last couple of games that we probably would’ve liked to have seen so picked a really strong bench, guys like Lopeti (Timani), (Sekope) Kepu in the front row and Tevita (Kuridrani) to come on.“Some guys to really up the tempo, up the enthusiasm and some really nice skill set and experience on the bench to close out a game.”