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‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

first_img “Cornel is a tremendous leader on and off the field and I think the kids are going to be so excited to hear about the news. The process that Mr. Colbert put forth was excellent. Kudos to the committee and everyone involved.”Colbert felt that the committee came away with the right man.“Coach Thompson is a tremendous selection and he fit all of the criteria that we had set in finding the next athletic director and head coach,” said Colbert. “Coach Thompson is a true representative of West Orange-Stark and the community that surrounds us. He’s a man of tremendous integrity. I find him as a very modest man and a straight-shooter. He’s so kid-focused and his passion, as Mustang fans have found out over the years, is like no other.”    The district received more than 50 applicants for the post from threedifferent states. The two finalists were Thompson and former WO-Sassistant coach and track coach Verril Young, who is currently anassistant at Port Arthur Memorial.    “With me still being relatively new to the area, I was inundated withcalls and e-mails on who should be the next coach and why,” saidColbert. “It was very interesting indeed. I’m learning more and moreeach day. The passion our community has is incredible and I feel trulyblessed to be here.” “I have a chance to lead one of the best programs the State of Texas has ever seen, and that’s all in due part to Coach Hooks,” said Thompson.“We may think a lot different and we probably have different personalities, but that’s what enabled us to gel together so well over all these years. We were such a good mix. The tradition here is like no other and hopefully we can carry it on.”Hooks was happy with the decision as well.“Cornel is an excellent choice and it’s well-deserved,” said Hooks. “We could tell so many dang war stories of great games that we’ve been a part of together. He’s the best darn defensive coach I’ve ever been around. One constant in all of that was Thompson, who has guided the defense for so many years.“I couldn’t be a prouder man then I am right now and this is the pinnacle,” said Thompson. “I know that so much went into this process and I really appreciate the committee, along with Mr. Colbert. This is a dream job for an old West Orange boy.”Thompson knows things will be quite different without Coach Hooks on the scene when the 2011 campaign rolls around.center_img There is little doubt that the committee to help select the next athletic director and head football coach at West Orange-Stark dotted their “i’s” and crossed their “t’s”.Well, WO-S Superintendent James Colbert and the committee found a lot by crossing their “T’s”, because Mustang defensive coordinator Cornel Thompson, who many know as “Coach T”, was recommended Wednesday at the Carl Godwin Auditorium to replace long-time Coach Dan Hooks upon school board approval Monday night.Hooks retired in mid-March after leading the Mustangs to a 277-71-2 mark, including two Class 4A state championships and two Class 4A state runnerups.last_img read more

EU calls for DRC vote results to reflect people’s will

EU calls for DRC vote results to reflect people’s will

first_imgEU expands sanctions against DRC to 16 people US calls for credible DRC elections The European Union called on Friday for voting results in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reflect the people’s will at what it called a “historic moment toward a democratic transition”.Elections held last Sunday will determine who succeeds President Joseph Kabila, at the helm of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country for nearly 18 years.“The Democratic Republic of Congo is at a historic moment toward a democratic transition,” a spokesperson for the EU’s diplomatic arm said.“The EU joins calls from the African Union election monitoring mission and the AU commission chairman, among others, to ensure the upcoming results conform with the Congolese people’s vote,” the statement said.All of the DRC’s “political actors have a duty to contribute to the success of this transition in a spirit of reconciliation and peace,” the EU’s external action service added.African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called earlier on Friday for the DRC voting results to be respected, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process.Three days before the elections, the EU lashed out at DRC’s decision to expel its ambassador, calling the move “completely unjustified”.DRC Foreign Minister Leonard She Okitundu had told the EU it had 48 hours to withdraw its representative in retaliation for sanctions against 14 officials, including Kabila’s handpicked candidate for the long-delayed vote.The election was the country’s first presidential ballot in seven years. It has not had a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960.Relatedcenter_img DRC opposition calls off talks with Kabilalast_img read more

Genesis Servania knocks out Indon foe in 5 rounds

Genesis Servania knocks out Indon foe in 5 rounds

first_imgTop Rank Promotions recently signed the Bacolodnon to a contract.Servania had been aggressive since the opening bell, toying with Butar Butar with combination punches. The Indonesian tried to keep in step but failed to hurt the local.The Filipino went for the kill in the fifth round when he unloaded a crushing left hook to Butar Butar’s body. The referee didn’t bother to count – it was obvious Butar Butar was unable to get up.The 26-year-old Servania improved his record to 31-1-0 including 14 stoppage victories while the 29-year-old Butar Butar dropped to 27-24-1 with 18 stoppage triumphs.In the main event, Mark Anthony Barriga earned the right to fight for the IBF minimumweight title after a unanimous-decision win over Colombian Gabriel Mendoza./PN Genesis Servania of Bacolod City celebrates his fifth-round technical-knockout victory over Jason Butar Butar of Indonesia in Quezon City. ESPN / TV5 MANILA – Genesis Servania boosted his world title hopes after clobbering Indonesian Jason Butar Butar via fifth-round technical knockout at the Skydome in Quezon City.It was the second consecutive victory for the Bacolod City native, who lost in his WBO world featherweight clash with Oscar Valdez of Mexico last year.In December Servania scored a first-round stoppage win over Thai Kittiwat Sirichotchayakun in Japan.“This was a warm-up fight for me,” Servania said of the Sunday night match. “I don’t have an idea when the big (fight) will come.”last_img read more