Jim Hughes

first_imgMany of you knew Jim Hughes.  As you probably know, he passed away suddenly last week.  Jim was a long-time teacher and coach at Brookville and Franklin County High Schools.Jim is best known for his years as the baseball coach.  In fact, he is a member of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.  Hughes also coached basketball, cross country, and golf.  Jim’s teams were fierce competitors and were very successful.  Baseball coaches in the area know about his meticulous preparation of the baseball park for each game.I consider Jim as a friend and competitor from his coaching years.  He will be sadly missed in the Wildcat Community.last_img

West Florida Fall in National Tournament

first_img Share Nov. 9, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – For third time in as many weeks West Florida (18-2-0) was facing a familiar foe in the form of Montevallo (17-3-1), however, unlike the previous matches the Falcons would get the best for the Argonauts, as they held on for a 2-1 victory Friday night at the UWF Sports Complex during the first round of the NCAA tournament.West Florida would crack the score board first with a goal in the 35th minute of action. Rafael Segal would find an open Keith Savage at the top of the box who fired a shot on goal that was save by Montevallo goalkeeper Melvin James Jr., but Jimmy McHenry was there to follow up the shot netting his team best 17th goal of the season. On the goal, Savage would be credited with the assist his 25th in his career, which is tied for the school record, set by Pat Cannon (1999-2001).The Argonauts would hold strong and take the 1-0 lead into the break. The Argonauts would out shoot the Falcons 7-3 in the first half and more then double the Falcons corner kick attempts (7-3).In the second half Montevallo was determined to even the match as they fired nine second half shots to West Florida seven.The Falcons would get the equalizer on a penalty kick in the in the 73rd minute, following a hand ball on the edge of the box. Glen Murphy would complete the kick.The game winning goal came in the seven minutes later when Temo Gonzalez found a wide open Milan Pualic on the back post who buried the ball past Argonauts goalkeeper Juan Garcia.”The penalty kick changed the momentum of the match,” said head coach Bill Elliott. “There is no doubt about it. We gave it our best. We had to play Montevallo three times in the last 15 days. This was just a tough time to come out with a loss.”For the Falcons it is the first time in 12 matches that they have defeated the Argonauts dating back to 2000. It was also the first win for Montevallo in an NCAA Tournament fixture.The loss bring West Florida’s season to a disappointing end after they broke several school record including a 18 game winning streak and an eight-game road winning streak.”There is so much to be proud of,” said Elliott. “We were ranked third in the nation before conference and we won 18 games in a row. We have made it to regionals for the past two seasons. I have a great group of seniors who I hate to lose, but starting tomorrow we have to start preparing for next season.” Print Friendly Version West Florida Fall in National Tournamentlast_img read more

Jamaica wants reggae placed on UNESCO Cultural Heritage list

first_imgThe Jamaican government is awaiting a response from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) as to whether the island has been successful in getting reggae music inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List.Submission being examined Culture Minister, Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts are in the process of examining Jamaica’s reggae submission and the island should have a response by next month.“We are awaiting the results and it will be a major achievement for Jamaica if we are successful in having the designation declared by UNESCO,” she said, adding that her Ministry has been tasked to establish an inventory of intangible heritage unique to Jamaica, “which is also one of the criteria” required by UNESCO.Jamaican entertainment zones Grange, responding to questions regarding the designation of certain areas across the island as entertainment zones, said that a list of locations will be available soon, which will include Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine in the initial stages.The minister, who was speaking at an event to launch 2019 Carnival, said that the collaboration between the Ministries for the staging of carnival “is essential if we are to create a more authentic tourism experience.She expressed satisfaction at the way “this entertainment product” has been evolving and attributed it to the “seamless fusion of dancehall and calypso/soca in parties and the road parades.”The Entertainment Minister welcomed the introduction of the new carnival band Rebellion, which has been added alongside others such as Xaymaca International and Exodus, to name a few.“This is an indication that more event producers here in Jamaica are adding the unique Jamaican flavor to what has been traditional in carnival,” she said.Grange added that the increase in bands represents the establishment of a value chain, complete with designers, tailors and seamstresses making body wear and artisans bending wires and producing beautiful feathers.Escalated carnival season“Carnival season is, therefore, alive with activities and provides economic activity for micro to large entrepreneurs,” she noted.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that he wants to “build out Carnival in Jamaica to make it more remarkable for both visitors and locals. This is in keeping with strategic steps that we are undertaking at my Ministry to strengthen Jamaica’s competitiveness as an entertainment destination as we reposition and diversify our product and generate high growth rates in both visitor arrivals and earnings,” he added.last_img read more