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Arizona State quarterback Kelly putting up standout numbers in 1st season as starter

first_imgSituated just beyond the Boise, Idaho, city limits, it’s not a surprise that Eagle High School has dominated the state’s high school football in the way that it has. But its dominance has come in a state not traditionally known for its football excellence.Still, from time to time, an astute recruiter can find a diamond in the rough that is Idaho high school football.Arizona State, it seems, has found one of those diamonds.“He’s done nothing but get better from the very first practice, and he takes a lot of pride in that and the way that he works,” Sun Devils offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Norvell said. “And I think you see that out there on game day.”Taylor Kelly, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, was the only player in the class of 2010 from Idaho to sign a letter of intent to play at a Football Bowl Subdivision, Bowl Championship Series school. Yet Kelly made Idaho perfect in producing incredible talent from that class.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn his first season as the starting quarterback for ASU, Kelly has completed more than two-thirds of his passes for more than 2,000 yards along with 19 touchdowns to just five interceptions. A dual-threat quarterback, Kelly has also rushed for more than 300 yards during Arizona State’s 5-3 start.Kelly’s immediate ability to take complete command of the field made the transition from small-time Idaho football to the Pacific-12 conference smooth.“I’ve got great confidence in the abilities that I can do for my team, and I’ve got great confidence in the guys around me,” Kelly said. “It’s a lot of fun to finally be out on the field and start making plays and showing the country what our team can do.”Playing for Eagle, Kelly was consistently the best player on the field. Kelly was the Gatorade Idaho Football Player of the Year and guided the Mustangs to an 11-1 season and the 5A State Championship.In the state championship, Eagle found itself an 18-point underdog. But it still had the best player on the field. Trailing Capital High School 21-14 late in the fourth quarter, Kelly orchestrated a potentially game-tying drive.After a touchdown, the Mustangs lined up for the game-tying extra point. Kelly, the holder, took the snap, but instead of setting the ball up for Jace Johnson to kick the extra point, he bolted to the left, attempting a two-point conversion. But the defense converged on Kelly and the senior pitched the ball to Johnson, who dashed in for the two-point conversion to give Eagle a 22-21 victory.“I had a very young team — we started 10 sophomores when he was a senior,” Mustangs head coach Paul Peterson said. “He pulled off a miracle and a two-point play, we went for two to win it and I knew we had the best player by far, so I put the ball in his hands.”Now playing in the Pac-12, Kelly is still generally the best, or at least one of the best players on the field thanks to his ideal combination of quarterback skills, athleticism and intangibles.“He’s a guy that’s got incredible character, an extremely hard character,” Norvell said.“He worked extremely hard at his training, and he obviously has great talent, but you watch him out there and make things happen, and he never gets rattled. And that’s obviously a great attribute for a quarterback to have.”Peterson has known Kelly since the quarterback was 10 years old. Kelly played for a Little League baseball team that Peterson coached. Even then, Kelly was an incredible talent, thanks largely to his athleticism.Kelly also starred for the Eagle’s basketball team, guiding it to a state championship game as well. Kelly was such a dominating athlete that he could dominate games without scoring a point, Peterson said.That was a testament to those intangibles.“Just with steals and rebounds and assists and all the intangibles,” Peterson said. “He’s an intangible guy. … He’s got an absolute command of athletic events. It’s between his ears.”But the transition hasn’t been completely smooth. After bursting onto the scene with a 5-1 start, the Sun Devils and their rising-star quarterback hosted No. 2 Oregon on a Thursday night ESPN game. That night was a wake-up call.After throwing a touchdown pass less than a minute into the game, Kelly and ASU were embarrassed. The Ducks scored on their next six drives. Arizona State was flat-out unable to keep up.Kelly threw a pair of interceptions in the second quarter and the Sun Devils went into the half trailing 43-7 before losing 43-21. The quarterback was pulled in the fourth quarter of the blowout, ending his day with that lone touchdown on his first play from scrimmage.So far, that night is the black eye on an otherwise remarkable sophomore campaign. But no one said it would be easy moving to the big stage. So he just takes his punches and moves on. Lesson learned.“I learned a lot from that game and the film, and from my coaches watching it,” Kelly said. “The big thing I take away is to not try to force things.“Be patient, and let the game come to you.” Comments Published on November 1, 2012 at 1:18 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WDFW Plans Plans Two-Day Razor Clam Dig at Copalis

first_imgFacebook233Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeState shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in addition to an approved a month-long opening at Long Beach that starts today.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled a dig on evening tides for Feb. 19 and 20 at Copalis, provided that marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. WDFW will announce final word on the dig about a week before it is scheduled to begin.The upcoming dig at Copalis is tentatively scheduled on the following dates, pending favorable marine toxin results:Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet, CopalisFeb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet, CopalisLast week, shellfish managers approved a month-long opening on evening tides at Long Beach beginning today through March 10.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, reminds diggers at Long Beach that the best digging conditions are on low tides of one foot or lower. A tide chart for Long Beach can be found on WDFW’s webpage.“Diggers should always check the weather before heading to the beach and be mindful of surf conditions while digging,” Ayres said.Razor clam digging will remain closed on Washington’s other coastal beaches until domoic acid levels drop below the threshold of 20 parts per million set by state public health officials. The natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.WDFW is continuing to monitor toxin levels on all Washington beaches and will open other areas as soon as clams are safe to eat. Toxin test results can be found on WDFW’s domoic acid webpage.Diggers should monitor WDFW’s main razor clam webpage for any potential changes to the Long Beach opening.last_img read more

‘Color Green’ Seeks Reconciliation with Residents, Others

first_imgA moment of reconciliation for former representative aspirant for Montserrado County District #13 Cornelia Kruah-Togba and the District Representative, Edward Papay Flomo.jpg–Outlined under two-months achievementsIn a bid to reduce tension and foster unity and development in Montserrado County District #13, Representative Edward Papay Flomo, popularly known as ‘Color Green’ has extended an olive branch to Senator Saah Hardy Joseph, the 10 defeated candidates who participated in the by-election and other aggrieved residents to end the feud in the district.On Saturday, March 9, during a one-day Thanksgiving and Reconciliation Program held at Chocolate Sports Pitch, Rep. Flomo called on Senator Joseph, the aggrieved losers and their supporters, including residents of the district to put the past behind and work in the interest of the bigger picture – the district. He added that reconciliation is an urgent need for collective efforts in fostering the district’s rapid developments.Rep. Flomo replaced Senator Joseph, but Senator Joseph was the main campaigner for Mr. John Weah, the candidate of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Sen. Joseph and Rep. Flomo and other candidates during the campaign exchange invectives.Color Green said the district lacks basic infrastructure, including public health centers, schools, market buildings and playgrounds as well as safe drinking water and electricity.“It is obvious that after a heated political process like the one we participated in this district, people may feel hurt. There might be individuals who felt cheated, or communities that might feel marginalized during the process, I even hold the view that there were some people who vowed never to live in this district when I am elected,” Rep. Flomo said.“I and other candidates were called names and described in all forms and manners; we were even insulted from each side of the divide. People made allegations against us that can never be proven. All these things were intended for the election, and this is called politics – saying something that might turn the electorates in your direction.“Let me state for the record that I forgive all those who one way or the other offended me during the electoral process and I hope other people who I offended directly or indirectly will do the same.  All is in the spirit of reconciliation,” Rep. Flomo said.Also, Rep, Flomo has condemned the November 17, 2018 by-election violence between the supporters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Mr. John J. Weah and supporters of Mrs. Cornelia Kruah-Togbah, the candidate of Unity Party which took place in the New Georgia Estate community.“I will like to ask the two candidates to reconcile and move ahead. I’ll also like to call on the 38 communities’ chairpersons in our district to work with us in revamping our communities. Quite recently, we received reports from some community leaders putting up non-compliance to our leadership as Representative. But like l said, we need to put our district first. If our communities are developed, it will not be for me personally but, for the district,” Rep. Flomo said.However,  Mr. Mohammed A. Kromah and Mrs. Cornelia Kruah-Togbah were the only two candidates among the 11 special invitees to attend the program. But at least 35 out of the 38 communities were in attendance including religious, business, youth, women, elders, among other groups.Meanwhile, Rep. Flomo has outlined his under two months achievements including advocacies.He announced that during the demolition of the Plank Field in Battery Factory community, following his engagement with Public Works Minister, about 90% of those affected received their just benefits and a new site for the relocation of the community is ongoing.Rep. Flomo also mentioned that the alleged bad labor practice at Dura Plast Company at Chocolate City junction which resulted to a go-slow at the work place has been resolved following his quick response at the Ministry of Labour.He pointed out that after his election, he distributed over 400 bags of rice; 100 sets of jerseys; 70 pieces of footballs and nearly L$1m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kevin Durant takes positive step in attempt to return for NBA Finals

first_imgTORONTO — The Warriors definitely know Kevin Durant won’t play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. They might have to settle for Durant sitting out of Game 2 as well.Durant has completed individual drills in recent days as part of his rehab on an injured right calf. But Durant has yet to receive medical clearance for any contact drills since injuring his calf against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on May 8.“That will be the priority …last_img read more

SA’s skills initiative ‘on track’

first_img13 November 2007South Africa’s partnership with the private sector has seen thousands of unemployed graduates undergoing training programmes at various multi-national corporations both locally and abroad, says Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.Addressing the media following the three-day meeting between the International Investment Council (IIC) and President Thabo Mbeki as well as several government ministers at Fancourt in George on Sunday, Mlambo-Ngcuka said the government’s Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) programme had broken new ground for lot of people.The IIC advises Mbeki on economic policy and consists of the leaders of some of the world’s largest businesses. Jipsa forms part of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA), which seeks to halve unemployment and poverty in the country by 2014.Training programmes abroadAs part of Jipsa, a number of South African students are currently in training programmes abroad to acquire skills in information communication technology (ICT), telecommunications, engineering, finance, science and technology and other various disciplines.“We have lots of people placed in various companies in South Africa and abroad,” she said. “In Paris, lots of local women have opened a new world for themselves in the field of engineering.”Mlambo-Ngcuka added that the government’s training agreements with local companies like Woolworths, Shoprite and Standard Bank had also seen a considerable number of unskilled and unemployed graduated undergoing skills development programmes.A Jipsa video given to members of the media shows that a number of multi-national and local companies have absorbed South African unemployed graduates and offered them with training programmes relevant to their chosen carees.“Jipsa has identified work-ready but unskilled students who had not been exposed to the cutting edge developments in the industries,” Mlambo-Ngcuka says in the video.Economic performanceThe Presidency said IIC members had expressed their satisfaction with the performance of the South African economy, as well as continued improvement in the country’s regulatory environment and infrastructure development.“They noted that the skills challenge is a worldwide phenomenon, especially [technical skills such as engineering]. This required concerted long-term remedial policy measures to attain a sustainable growth trajectory,” the Presidency said in a statement. “It is in this context that council members reiterated their support for Asgi-SA and Jipsa.”The IIC also noted the impact of the international sub-prime financial crisis on the South African financial sector and economy, the impact of strong economic growth in Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Latin America, and the constant pressure in infrastructure, capital goods and intermediate goods.In this regard, government officials were told of the importance of marketing lead economic sectors to attract investment, and to ensure that South African embassies and High Commissions around the world were integral in conducting economic diplomacy.“This is an urgent task since investors throughout the world are in constant search for investment opportunities.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Neil Nitin Mukesh gets his ears pierced for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

first_imgWe all know that Neil Nitin Mukesh is playing Salman Khan’s brother in Rajshri Productions’ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.Neil, who is playing a grey character in the film, was asked to sport earrings in the film. So going by more professional route, the actor got his ears actually pierced and has been spotted wearing earrings recently.Neil Nitin Mukesh posted this picture on Twitter.Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, the film has Salman Khan’s double role and also stars Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.The film is being co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Rajshri Productions.last_img read more

La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss De Jesus, who owns all of La Salle’s 11 titles, said there will come a time when a team eventually relinquishes its place at the top and no one can stay at the perch for eternity.“It will happen to someone that when you reach the top it is possible that you will eventually fall down,” said De Jesus in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “You can’t be at the top all the time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLa Salle has been to the finals in all of De Jesus’ tenure with the exception of Seasons 60, 69, and 70.Season 69 was De Jesus’ first season with La Salle with the team finishing as the fourth seed while Seasons 69 and 70 were the years the school got problems with its players’ eligibilities for the UAAP. MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—After a decade of unparalleled dominance, De La Salle will be on the outside looking in during the championship round of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Spikers have been to the finals for 10 straight years winning seven titles along the way under the tutelage of the legendary Ramil De Jesus but that streak came to a screeching halt in a 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10, loss to University of Santo Tomas in the Final Four on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Beermen ‘outhustled’ in Game 3 loss, says Leo Austria View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated De Jesus added that one of the biggest problems his team faced in Season 81 was the departure of the Season 80 core that gave the Lady Spikers’ their third three-peat.“There are players who leave every year and my point is a team gets weaker with that but there are also athletes who are willing to step up,” said De Jesus. “I think this time, our team got formed later than I would like because of the injuries and instead of starting in September, we started in January.”La Salle’s core during the Season 80 championship of Season 79 MVP Mary Joy Baron, Season 78 Finals MVP Kianna Dy, and Season 80 Finals MVP Dawn Macandili all graduated from the team leaving the Lady Spikers in some sort of a rebuilding year.Left over from Season 80 were Season 79 Finals MVP Desiree Cheng, May Luna, Michelle Cobb, Tin Tiamzon, and Carmel Saga.“Getting that championship is hard enough in itself and getting that four-peat is even harder,” said De Jesus, who led La Salle to its first three-peat from Season 66 to 68 and the second one from Season 73 until 75.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “If you change one or two from that core, then it becomes harder to win another championship.”The departure of La Salle’s players, however, wasn’t just the sole reason the Lady Spikers failed to defend their crown as De Jesus also had to juggle two immensely successful programs in 2019.De Jesus not only coached La Salle during the year, he also called the shots for three-time Philippine Super Liga champion F2 Logistics.“That was the hardest I went through this year because I barely got any sleep, you have to prepare both teams, and it was every other day that the one of my teams are scheduled to play,” said De Jesus whose Cargo Movers lost to Petron in three games in the PSL Grand Prix finals. “I’m playing for almost the entire week.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more