F-M boys swimming sweeps Baldwinsville, Auburn

first_imgIt wasn’t until the 100-yard butterfly that F-M won a race, thanks to Lucas Weires, who in 57.01 seconds got away from B’ville’s John Burns (58.64) to take the victory.Uncontested in diving, F-M had Connor Gleasman gain first place with 235.85 points, with Trevor Villete beating out Liam Hartnett-Waere for second place.Quinn Smith began a string of four consecutive F-M wins when he took the 500 freestyle in 5:05.70, just ahead of the 5:06.71 from the Bees’ Bailey Ludden. Later, Smith won the 100 backstroke in 58.23 seconds to the 59.46 from B’ville’s Nick Schultz. Ben Rabin, in 1:08.74, edged teammate Richard Wan (1:09.26) in the 100, the Hornets going 1-2 there as Weires, Rabin, Jason Porter and Eric Bang paired up to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:37.71.F-M won again on Friday, topping Auburn 84-67 to improve to 6-2-1 on the season, with Rabin, Miguel Aldana and Cooper Hughes both winning twice.Rabin beat the field in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.72 and won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.82. Aldana, after finishing first in the 200 IM in 2:24.59, had a winning 100 backstroke time of 1:13.58.As for Hughes, he beat Eddie Eliot, 26.07 seconds to 26.54, in the 50 freestyle and then went 57.85 seconds to win the 100 freestyle. Magee had the quickest 100 breaststroke time of 1;15.19.That same Friday night, J-D/CBA went head-to-head with Syracuse City and prevailed 93-85 to move its overall record to 7-3.Lucas Dekaney earned 302.30 points in diving for the Red Rams as Conlan Rourke swept the sprints, going 23.21 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 50.97 seconds to win the 100 freestyle.Nate Wales would swim the 100 backstroke in 1:02.42 after he won the 200 IM in 2:16.59. Bobby Diel made it to first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.98.In the 200 freestyle relay, Dekaney, Peter Hatton, Gehrig Snyder and Ryan Brazell won in 1:42.84 after Wales, Rourke, Diel and Nathan Chen went 1:49.61 in the 200 medley relay.All of this followed the Salt City Athletic Conference championships, where in the diving competition on Jan. 18 Dekaney won again for J-D/CBA.Dekaney finished with 476.10 points, well clear of West Genesee’s Justin Byrne (411.50) in second place. Gleasman was fifth with 385.70 points, with the Rams getting Jack Cahill in seventh place.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys swimmingF-MJ-D/CBAcenter_img Now it was time for the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt boys swim teams to turn to the regular-season homestretch.And the Hornets picked up a big win last Tuesday night against visiting Baldwinsville at Cazenovia College, F-M topping the Bees 99-84.Prior to this, B’ville’s lone defeat had come to first-place Liverpool on Jan. 15, but in this meet the Hornets made up for the Bees’ individual success with a string of second and third-place finishes that piled up points.last_img read more

LEC Loses Over US$200K in Revenues

first_imgIt has been reported that over US$200K in revenues may have been lost to power theft operators in Double Bridge Truck Garage Community, located on Somalia Drive, Monrovia, in the last eight months.LEC’s Deputy Managing Director for Commercial Services, J. Famatta Kallon Sirleaf, who led an ambush operation for more than one hour that uprooted a stockpile of cables and wires buried underground in the area, decried the “persistent theft of power in the various communities which is undermining progress in the energy sector.”She said while the LEC has introduced internal reforms to ensure effective customer support services, there are unpatriotic Liberians who are determined to frustrate LEC’s determination to ensure smooth and affordable power supply for all.“Look at the number of wires and cables pulled from this community and you will know that we have grave challenges.“We spend huge resources for fuel and other materials to provide services to consumers and yet we are frustrated because what we put out is not recouped simply because a syndicate goes on in several communities to undermine our efforts,” she lamented. Madam Sirleaf vowed to reinforce the corporation’s campaign to fight power theft. During the sting operation that also affected Amagashie Community next door, technicians, armed with shovels and ladders, dug in several locations, pulling out wires and cables and cutting off wires jammed and connected to meters on poles. Residents admitted that they are charged U$10 per individual per week by the syndicates, in an area that hosts more than 200 residents.Four meters were seized from homes and poles, with a particular meter that has been registered to someone on the Old Road Community since 2013, according to Mr. Owen Richards, who is LEC’s point man with his team responsible for uprooting power theft. “I was in this community seven months ago but did not come across this meter so it could be one of what is known as a ‘walking meter’ which people sell to others, who then take it to another community,” he said. Community residents watched the operation yesterday without incident or backlash, under the intense watch of police officers.Richards said the fight against power theft is colossal with risks of personal safety to himself and his team because many people who are aware of their work sometimes plot to harm them.Meanwhile, during yesterday’s campaign, a woman was arrested by police officers on guard with Richard’s team, when she offered L$3,000 so that her meter, which she admitted was connected by ‘someone,’ could be ignored.“She said she could give us additional money, but she admitted that she had been receiving free current,” Richards said. “Although power theft falls within economic crimes against the state, any form of punishment to offenders is not dispensed therefore those caught stealing power are not normally punished to deter others from doing the same. It makes us to look bad and we find our efforts against power theft not bearing much fruit.” Responding to Richards’ statement, DMD Sirleaf said efforts are underway to ensure that those caught stealing power are punished by law.She said there is no justification for any Liberian to steal power, because restoring power to benefit the country is a gradual process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more