DepEd OKs Antique schools as COVID-19 isolation centers

first_imgDepEd-Antique Schools Division SuperintendentFelisa Beriong said on April 23 that the request of the mayors from the townsof Hamtic, Tibiao, Sibalom, Libertad, and here have been given the go signal bythe regional office. Some schools in San Jose, Antique will be used as coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine centers as approved by the Department of Education. This province will be under moderate community quarantine starting May 1. PIO ANTIQUE SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofEducation has approved the use of schools in the five municipalities in thisprovince as quarantine centers for coronavirus disease 2019. “The local government units (LGUs) willhave to sign a document agreeing on the terms and conditions set by DepEd suchas the management of the facility, the cleanliness of the place and theelectricity bills,” Beriong said. The LGUs will also provide security andfood for its constituents under quarantine.Beriong added that the other 13 municipalitiesin this province also requested for the use of their schools as quarantine centers.Antique has 18 towns. The letter of request should be accompanied with a certification from theMunicipal Health Office that the school willing to be used as an isolationcenter has the necessary water system and toilet for those who will beundergoing quarantine there.  Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, for herpart instructed the mayors of this province onApril 22 to identify their schools that will serve as quarantine centers. Antique is expecting the arrival of their constituents once the moderatecommunity quarantine is implemented beginning May 1.Homebound Antiqueños will be transported directly to approved facilities for amandatory 14-day quarantine.(With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

SEIVB at the MEQ

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana Volleyball (SEIVB) is a club based out of Batesville, Indiana that brings in athletes from schools all over the area. Because the club continues to grow each season, we continue to see more and more talent come through the program. This year, the club was proud to have two of our elite teams enter the Nike Mideast Qualifier (MEQ) in Indianapolis. The MEQ was held at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.The MEQ offers teams an opportunity to compete at a high level on a bigger stage. Our teams faced opponents from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, and Florida, but could have faced teams from many other states across the country. Both of the SEIVB teams had the highest finishes of any teams in our club’s history.On Saturday, March 25 through Monday, March 27, our 17-Thunderkats put up a fight early on and found themselves in the gold medal bracket on Monday. The Thunderkats were led by head coach Ned Rogers and assistant coach Tracy Meyer. They went 3-0 on Saturday in the first round of pool play. They defeated Legacy 17-Lite West (Michigan) in convincing fashion with scores of 25-10 and 25-13 to open the weekend. They finished day one by defeating A2 17-Shamrock (Ohio) 25-18 and 25-23 and then PLVC 17-1 (Missouri) by the scores of 25-16 and 25-19.Going undefeated in day one put the Thunderkats into a stronger pool on Sunday. The Thunderkats went 2-1 on day two, to put them tied for first in their pool. They defeated Lightning 17 (Missouri) 25-23 and 25-22 to open then day, but dropped the match against Buckeyefire 17A Scruggs (Ohio) in three 22-25, 25-16 and 15-13. They bounced back to defeat GBV 17 Premier (Florida) 18-25, 25-14 and 15-13. They were tied for first in their pool with Lightning 17, so it came down to the head-to-head match-up. The Thunderkats won the head-to-head, so they finished first in the pool for the second day in a row.The top two from each pool headed to the gold medal bracket on Monday. The Thunderkats had a rematch from the first day against Legacy to open single elimination bracket play. The Thunderkats were defeated with the scores of 23-25 and 18-25.The Thunderkats finished 5th out of 30 teams and went 5-2 on the weekend. They represented SEIVB and all of their local high schools with a lot of pride and determination.SEIVB 15-Sharks traveled to Indy Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. They were led by head coach Emily Egbers and assistant coach Gerald Laker. The Sharks found themselves fighting in the gold bracket on Sunday after two successful days of pool play.On Friday, the Sharks opened with a win over Club 1 15-Gray (Illinois) after a slow start by the scores of 25-20 and 25-15. They defeated Unified 15-2 (Michigan) with a strong performance 25-14 and 25-12. Pool play ended with a victory over Maverick 15 American-2 (Ohio) with the scores of 25-13, 19-25 and 15-6. The Sharks went 3-0 in the first round of pool play to put them in a stronger pool in day two.This tournament is a big ordeal for many volleyball players. On Saturday, the Sharks played on an even bigger stage- Lucas Oil Stadium. They had the privilege of playing near center field but that didn’t stop them. It didn’t take long on Saturday for the Sharks to start where they left off. They battled through three more opponents, defeating them all in straight sets to put them as the only undefeated team after two rounds of pool play! They defeated TTVBC 15 (Michigan) 25-17 and 25-19 and HV Adidas 15 White (Michigan) 25-21 and 25-14. The last match of the day was with the Borderline 15-Hawks team (Ohio). Both teams were undefeated up to that point at 5-0. The Sharks took the victory with the scores 25-10, 20-25 and 15-6. The Sharks finished pool play 6-0 through two days.On Sunday, the Sharks battled in the gold medal bracket. They had to win three matches to walk out as champs. They had a rematch with the Maverick 15-American 2 team they faced on day one and repeated what they started days prior. They won with the scores of 25-10, 20-25 and 15-6. The semi-finals were up next and the Sharks matched up perfectly with Southwest 15RElite David (Ohio). The Sharks lost a heartbreaker battle in a match you almost hate to see either team lose. They lost by the scores of 26-24, 27-29 and 20-22. The match could have gone to either team at any given time. Both teams had a chance to finish multiple times. Southwest went on to win the championship.The Sharks finished 3rd out of 32 teams, going 7-1 for the weekend.“On behalf of the rest of the board of directors at SEIVB, we couldn’t be prouder of both of these teams and coaches. They represented our club and the area with pride. Their parents, families and friends were a great support system for the players and coaches on such a big stage as well! We look forward to seeing these girls progress in their high school season and have them back again next year.” – Cassie Laker.There is a lot of talent represented on both of these teams. If you get a chance this fall, get out to the local high schools and check it out!last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 82-81 last-second win over Clemson

first_imgEditor’s note: The Daily Orange was not at the Clemson game Tuesday night. Our reporters are providing coverage after watching the game on TV.Squaring off with another opponent on the NCAA Tournament bubble, it took Syracuse (16-9, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) until its final possession to edge Clemson (13-10, 3-8) on the road, 82-81. Tyus Battle hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure SU’s fifth straight win, the Orange’s second-longest winning streak of the season.Here are three things we learned from Tuesday’s game.Syracuse is a proven comeback threatSU demonstrated its mettle once again by coming back from a double-digit deficit for the third consecutive game. The first two wins — in overtime at North Carolina State and at home against then-No. 9 Virginia — didn’t have quite as exciting finishes, but Tuesday’s result was a substantial step forward for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFacing a 12-point hole at one point in the first half, SU rebounded and cut the deficit to two by halftime. The Orange looked a lot like it did earlier this season, struggling to work the ball inside and lacking any rhythm on defense, but it transformed in the game’s final 20 minutes.When Andrew White couldn’t replicate his sharpshooting first half, Taurean Thompson emerged as a go-to threat in the paint. When Syracuse needed a big defensive play in the game’s final minutes, White picked off an inbounds play that resulted in a two-point possession. When SU needed to hold it together against a Tigers team that made 6-of-11 3-pointers in the second half, it did just enough.“We’ve just been making really good plays down the stretch,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his postgame press conference. “We’ve been behind. We’re used to it.”Even when he’s not his best, Tyler Lydon is still a key cogIt’s no secret that Lydon can easily be Syracuse’s best player on both ends of the floor. He’s been just that for most of this season. Tuesday was a step down from the steady play Lydon has showcased all season, turning the ball over a team-high five times. But against Clemson, Lydon proved how vital he can be even when he doesn’t play as polished as he usually does.With SU losing by two and a minute remaining, Lydon had the ball stripped out of his hands near the baseline. Clemson’s Avery Holmes knocked it out of Lydon’s grasp and it ricocheted off his leg and out of bounds. If Clemson scored on the other end, making it a two-possession game, it would have been a game-ending turnover. But the Tigers didn’t.When White snagged a Clemson inbound and dished it to Lydon, he was fouled and hit both fouls shots to tie the game at 79. Then on the game’s final possession, Lydon barreled down the paint and looked like he was going to elevate for a contested layup. Instead, at the last moment he found Battle open in the corner, notching only his second assist of the game on the buzzer-beating 3-pointer. By any stretch, it wasn’t Lydon’s best game. It was just good enough.MORE COVERAGE Superlatives from Syracuse’s 82-81 victory over ClemsonTyus Battle hits buzzer-beating 3 to give Syracuse 82-81 win over ClemsonFan reactions from Syracuse’s win over Clemson “There’s not many centers that can make that last play: Get in the lane and find the guy wide open,” Boeheim said. “Usually a guy will take a bad shot in that situation. He played like a point guard.”Taurean Thompson is capable of taking the reins of the offenseThe 6-foot-11 freshman has shown all season how well he can command the post. But given how much SU relied on its outside shooters in the first half, Thompson’s strengths were only played up in the second stanza. He scored all 14 of his points in the final 20 minutes, including 12 of the Orange’s first 15 second-half points.“He can score,” Boeheim said of Thompson, “he’s just got realize he can get close to the basket.”Thompson was a force on the offensive glass. He converted all three of his offensive rebounds into baskets, and two into three-point plays. Syracuse relied on him in the second half like it relied on White in the first. Earlier this year, when White’s performance trickled off in the second half, no one else compensated. Tuesday it was Thompson, and that’s a large part of why the Orange has now won five straight. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more