OCHS Girls Basketball Team Wins State Semifinal; Championship Game Canceled

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City girls basketball team captured the Group 3 state tournament semifinal by defeating Westampton Tech on Thursday night, 50-38.Ocean City’s Abbey Fenton led all scorers with 17 points, while fellow seniors Delaney Lappin and Lauren Mirsky chipped in 12 and 11, respectively. Emma Finnegan brought down 11 rebounds for the Red Raiders, the Group 3 South Jersey champions.Due to concerns with the coronavirus, the game was played in a closed gym at Deptford High School with no fans in attendance. Although the stands may have been empty, both teams played their hearts out in a battle for advancement to the state championship game.However, the Red Raiders won’t get a chance to play for the state Group 3 title. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announced late Thursday night that the remainder of the girls and boys championship games have been canceled and will not be rescheduled because of the coronavirus crisis.The Red Raiders will now have to settle for their semifinal victory over Westampton Tech.The game was close for the first three quarters of play, as Ocean City started out with a 4-0 run. But Westampton Tech quickly found its footing and ended the second quarter on a 7-0 spurt to tie the game at 16 going into halftime.As the second half unfolded, Ocean City stepped up its solid defensive pressure, which it has relied on all season, to widen the gap over Westampton Tech, the Central Jersey Group 3 champions.Fenton scored 10 of her points in the final two quarters to help the Red Raiders to a 50-38 finish.The Red Raiders erupt in a post-game victory celebration. Ocean City Coach Paul Baruffi instructs his players during a timeout. (Photos courtesy of Ocean City Athletic Director Geoff Haines)last_img read more

Elkhart County extends mask mandate to May 14

first_img Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 5, 2021 7 338 Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Elkhart County extends mask mandate to May 14 Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Elkhart County’s mask mandate has been extended through May 14.County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait says rising cases and hospitalizations and the recent vaccine eligibility expansion have all contributed to the decision. The decision has the support of area hospitals.There are also capacity limits in place for gatherings and events and other safety measures are strongly recommended. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous article$100,000 added to Delphi murders rewardNext articleEarly voting begins for special election in Elkhart Community Schools addresses Tommie Leelast_img read more

Cat tests positive for coronavirus in England

first_imgA pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in Britain.The British environment ministry said “all available evidence” suggested the cat had contracted the coronavirus from its owners, who had both tested positive for COVID-19.Both the cat and the humans made a full recovery and there was no transmission to any other animals or people in the household, the ministry said without identifying the individuals involved. “This is the first case of a domestic cat testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK but should not be a cause for alarm,” said Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England.”The investigation into this case suggests that the infection was spread from humans to animal, and not the other way round,” Doyle added.The government said the infection was confirmed in lab tests on Wednesday, adding there was no evidence that cats could transmit the virus to humans.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said cats are the most susceptible animal species to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and are able to transmit it to other cats.”Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in England,” Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss said.”This is a very rare event with infected animals detected to date only showing mild clinical signs and recovering within a few days.”The WHO has said it will investigate the possibility of cat-to-human infection, but its chief scientist has said there is “very little risk” from domestic animals.Topics :last_img read more