Thanks to all great teachers in Schenectady schools

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCongratulations and kudos to Kathleen Wylie, who was chosen “teacher of the year” in Schenectady. To be recognized in your chosen field is a wonderful thing.As to the superintendent’s comment as quoted in the article, “I wish I had a thousand just like her.” My response to that is, you do. Here’s to all Schenectady teachers, the unsung heroes and heroines of past and future generations. Thank you for your service.Joan MackNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Vardy claims Golden Boot despite final day blackout

first_img With Chelsea ensuring a top four finish with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vardy drew a blank as the Foxes failed to gain the win against Manchester United that they needed to leapfrog Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the top four. Vardy came closest for Leicester in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium when he hit the bar on the hour mark. Jamie Vardy carted home the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career on Sunday despite a poor end to the season for Leicester City that saw them miss out on the Champions League. England forward Vardy, 33, became the oldest player to win the award for the league’s top scorer after netting 23 goals, one more than Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton’s Danny Ings. Read Also: Ndidi, Iheanacho miss out on Champions League spot, as Leicester City bow to Man Utd Ederson took the Golden Glove award for the most clean sheets after Manchester City’s 5-0 win over relegated Norwich took him to 16 for the season. He finished one ahead of Burnley stopper Nick Pope, whose team suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Elizabeth Mallett scores record win in Whittington Trophy

first_img England girl international Elizabeth Mallett took a break from her A level studies to shoot a new course record and score a six-shot winning margin in the ladies’ Whittington Trophy at Whittington Heath, Staffordshire. The 17-year-old posted a first round score of two-under 70 before adding a five-under par 67, which clipped a shot off the previous standard set by Somerset’s Hannah Grant. She finished six shots ahead of former Curtis Cup player Hannah Barwood and 2011 winner, Alex Peters, and claimed the trophy for the first time, having lost out last year in a three-way play-off. Elizabeth (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) had 14 birdies during the course of the day, with seven in each round. Her afternoon birdies all came in her last 10 holes. “I’m extremely pleased,” said Elizabeth, who trains with England Golf’s Performance Squad. It was the latest in a run of classy scores over the last couple of weeks: 67 in The Leveret at Formby Ladies, followed by 66 in the French Lady Junior Championship, which was the low score in qualifying. But now she’s putting her clubs away until after her exams. “I’m not going to compete again until the end of June because all the competitions are in school time and I don’t want to take time out,” she said. In mid-August she will be taking up a place at the University of North Carolina in the USA. For the record books: this was Elizabeth’s third course record. She has also scored 62, 11-under par, at her home course and 68, three-under, at Bloxwich. Whittington Trophy leading scores Par 72, CSS 74 73 137 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) 70 67 143 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 72 71; Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 72 71 144 Hannah Grant (Enmore Park) 75 69 146 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 76 70, Katharine O’Connor (Tadmarton Heath) 75 71 11 Apr 2012 Elizabeth Mallett scores record win in Whittington Trophy last_img read more

England field three mixed teams in Fairhaven Nations Cup

first_img England Golf will again be entering three teams, each comprising two boys and a girl, to compete for the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire, on 4th – 6th May. Team One will comprise Gabriella Cowley (West Essex, Essex), Patrick Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire) and Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent). Team Two will be Olivia Winning (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI) and Nick Marsh (Elland, Yorkshire), while Team Three will combine Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). In Team One: Gabriella Cowley, 16, is the English under 15 girls’ champion and has just won the Scottish under 16 open stroke play championship. She is also an under 16 international. Kelly, 17, a boy international (picture © Tom Ward), was runner-up in last year’s British Boys Championship and was a member of Lincolnshire’s winning team in the Boys County Championship, while Orrin, 17, another boy cap, has finished runner-up in the Darwin Salver for the past two years and was joint second in the recent McEvoy Trophy. He finished third in last year’s Fairhaven Trophy. In Team Two: Olivia Winning, 17, is the Yorkshire girls’ champion. Last year, she finished runner-up in the North region girls’ championship, fifth in the English girls’ championship and tied third, with Gabriella Cowley, in the North of England under 16 championship. Ellis, 16, an under 16 cap, was Hampshire junior champion in 2010, tied fourth in last year’s North of England under 16 Championship and was fifth in last week’s McEvoy Trophy while Marsh, 17, finished joint second in the McEvoy Trophy and is a member of the England boys squad. In Team Three: Alice Hewson, 14, was English under 13 girls’ champion in 2010. She was one of two 13-year-olds to contest the final of the 2011 Hertfordshire county championship and represented Hertfordshire at the English County Finals. This year she tied fifth in the Scottish under 16 open stroke play championship. Moore, 14, an England under 16 and Schools international, is the current English under 14 champion, having tied fifth in the under 16 championship. He finished fourth in the recent McEvoy Trophy, while Turner, 16, is also an under 16 and Schools international, who finished equal third in the 2010 English under 14 Championship and tenth in this year’s McEvoy Trophy. The Nations Cup is contested over the first two rounds of the 72-hole Fairhaven Trophies with all three scores to count. 1 May 2012 England field three mixed teams in Fairhaven Nations Cup last_img read more