Sports Shorts

first_imgDan Phillips Jr., of Aberdeen, caught five bass, weighing 10 pounds 4 ounces to earn a fourth-place tie in Saturday’s Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division event on Chesapeake Bay. The Middletown Galaxy U10 girls travel soccer team seeks to add one or two players to its roster for the 2005-06 season. Galaxy competes in the Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association (MOSA). The team roster includes players from Middletown and surrounding towns. Players must be born after July 31, 1995. For more information, please contact Johnny at (732) 946-5050 or e-mail the coach at [email protected] The Aberdeen/Matawan girls fall softball league will be holding registration for it 2005 season. The league is open to residents and nonresidents grades four through 12 as of September. For more information, go to, call Jim at (732) 290-9576 or e-mail amyaa2005 The Community YMCA in Red Bank is looking for individuals for its summer Outdoor Youth and Teen Basketball leagues. Ages 7-9 play on Tuesdays, ages 10-13 play on Thursdays and ages 14-18 play on Wednesdays. The Community YMCA is looking for teams for its summer Outdoor Roller Hockey League. Sign up as a team or an individual. League play started July 12. The team fee is $575 and the individual fee is $65. The Community YMCA is hosting a hockey clinic for children ages 7-14 on our outdoor hockey rink. The clinic for children ages 7-10 began July 11 and runs to July 15; for children ages 11-14 it begins July 18 and runs to July 22. For more information on any of these leagues, please contact Sandy Marchini, associate sports director, at (732) 741-2504, ext. 22. Space for all these programs is limited. The Jersey Shore Breeze, a 11U boys travel baseball team (date of birth must be on or after May 1, 1994) centrally located in Monmouth County, is looking for dedicated players and their families for the 2006 spring and travel season. For more information, e-mail [email protected] A Middletown-area U12 boys travel baseball team is seeking players for its fall 50/70 league. Players must be born after 5/1/93. Players from all surrounding towns are welcome. Pitching experience is a plus. Tournament play next spring and summer with baseball as primary sport. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.last_img read more

Spurs roar back, Southampton see off Ipswich in FA Cup

first_imgBy Mark MeadowsTottenham Hotspur stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley 4-2 in their FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday night despite resting their top striker in the once-fabled competition.Red-hot Harry Kane watched from the bench as Danny Rose sealed the home victory for eight-time FA Cup winners Spurs after Burnley, who gave their leading forward Danny Ings a breather, had scored twice in the first eight minutes.The overbearing significance of the Premier League was underlined by Southampton also resting top scorer Graziano Pelle for much of their replay at second tier Ipswich Town but fellow forward Shane Long struck with an instinctive finish after 19 minutes to secure a dour 1-0 win.With both sides third in their divisions and the clubs winning their only FA Cup in the competition’s sideburn-filled glory years of the 1970s, the replay after a 1-1 draw in Southampton promised much.But, in truth, the gap in quality was clear, although a hamstring injury to influential midfielder Victor Wanyama might lead Southampton fans to question the worth of the FA Cup as they chase a Champions League place.At least the ‘magic’ of the Cup was slightly in evidence in Wednesday’s other replay.Third tier Bradford City thumped second tier Millwall 4-0 at home to set up a fourth-round glamour trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea.Tottenham’s prize for battling back against Burnley at White Hart Lane is a home tie against top-flight strugglers Leicester City in round four.“It was a very interesting game. It was a strange game,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters.“The team has shown character and faith. It’s important to grow in the group.”Tottenham’s progression looked unlikely in north London after a goal from Burnley reserve striker Marvin Sordell and a deflected Ross Wallace free kick.But forgotten midfielder Paulinho netted from close range before a blistering Etienne Capoue strike just before half-time made it 2-2.Pochettino made seven changes to the team beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday and the players that came in gave him a nice selection headache following Saturday’s lacklustre display.Romanian Vlad Chiriches headed Spurs in front from a corner early in the second half before fellow defender Rose capped off the win after another assist from the ever inconsistent Roberto Soldado who was guilty of a glaring miss just before half-time.last_img read more