first_imgGordon McQueen hopes Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy receive a hostile reception from Scotland fans on Friday night.Former Scotland star Gordon McQueen has branded Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy ‘traitors’ ahead of Scotland’s clash with Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night.McGeady and McCarthy both qualify to play for Ireland because of their Donegal heritage.Their grandfathers both come from Gweedore, and the Everton duo opted to play for the Republic of Ireland ahead of the country in which they were born in. Former Manchester United and Leeds United star has stoked the flames ahead of a potentially toxic atmosphere on Friday night.McQueen said, “I’ve got no time for these players. You’re born in Glasgow but then you go and play for somebody else?“What’s that all about? I’m not having that at all. Will it be hard for them coming back here with Ireland?“I really hope so. I hope they get a horrible reception because they deserve it. McQueen further endeared himself to Irish fans by revealing his confidence that Scotland would record a victory they need to stay in the hunt for qualification.“Personally, I would think that we will qualify but I would be ashamed if we didn’t because just about everybody gets to these finals – 24 countries. Surely we can do that? FORMER SCOTLAND STAR BRANDS MCGEADY AND MCCARTHY ‘TRAITORS’ AHEAD OF CRUCIAL EURO 2016 CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Euro 2016Gordon McQueenIrelandnewsScotlandSportlast_img read more

Wilson looks as strong as ever

first_imgThe Wilson High girls golf team has its own “Fantastic 4.” Kimberly Punyasavatsut, Brianna Do, Patty Chawalithmetha and Noelle Zavaleta have already shown that they’re better than a season ago. The quartet led the Bruins to their fifth consecutive Moore League title, first CIF Southern Section Eastern Divisional and Women’s Southern California Golf Association CIF-SS titles and a third-place finish at the WSCGA State Championships. “(Over the summer, ) the top four played extensively all over the United States and did well,” Wilson coach Jim Ferguson said. The top four golfers, along with Christine Workman and Sarah Whiteford, have already helped the Bruins surpass last year’s season-low score of 197. Last week, they shot a 191, four strokes better than Los Alamitos and Lakewood a few weeks ago. Poly has improved significantly, especially since the arrival of freshman Ligaya Estoque. She, Lauren Deaderick, Taylor Mansour and Melissa Roth are the Jackrabbits’ big four. Lakewood, Cabrillo and Avalon are inexperienced teams compared to the upper echelon. Lancer coach Lynn Shoopman’s key players are: Lauren Cerulle, Kelli Blair, Demi Encina, Samantha Blais, Christine Wamba and Alycia Lundberd. … Cabrillo coach Scott Nichol fields a team of Sayuri Oda, Nicole Taylor, Rayzel Rosales, Wendy Guzman and Vicky Guzman (Wendy’s cousin). … And Avalon coach Lee Robison has seen improvement in Aimee Casillas, Devon Bray, Keani Hooikaika, Amy Armstrong, Erin Armstrong and Hannah Sherill. Suburban League League outlook:Cerritos is the league champs, but Mayfair has already taken the lead in the race for the crown. In the teams’ first match on Sept. 19, Ashley Johnson (Knabe Cup winner), Maddie Fletcher (CIF qualifier) and Kristin Osterhout scored a 199-210 victory to upset a Dons team that includes Chantal Cervero, Stephanie Hu, Kelly Yoo, Tiffany Chen and Brenda Chhour. Alexandra Fletcher, Maddie’s mother, replaced Don Holcombe, who retired from teaching after 25 years, coaching the boys for 20 years and from coaching girls golf after one season. This is Alexandra’s first coaching assignment. The arrival of Emily Logan gives the Monsoons four solid golfers. “If it (golf) didn’t have its ups and downs, then Tiger Woods would win every week,” Cerritos coach Tim Paulson said about the loss. “I think our league is strong overall. We have a great depth of individual talent.” After being dropped from the Orange League and having to compete as an independent last year, Downey coach Allan Holley, and golfers Jaimie Lawson, Carmen Castillo, Crystal Maranan and others have found a new home in the league and feel that third place is a realistic goal. Bellflower coach Karl Meeks has seen improvement in Alissa Evaldez, Tina Cove, Clarice Hayes, Denise Baldvino and others, but not enough to be a contender. The same thing can be said for Valley Christian coach Kari Price’s inexperience squad, which includes Su No, Jenny Woo, Sarah Oliver and Louisa Hermann. Sunset League League outlook: As usual, Los Alamitos has a tough task of trying to win a very competitive League. The Griffins are led by Adriana Ortencio. Orange League League outlook: Gahr is among the top teams in the area, and coach Steve Orr returns Henna Cho (three-time CIF qualifier), Crystal Choi and Larina Palacapac, and has three talented freshman, including Victoria Fallgren, who has been a top golfer, Clariss Guce and Sara Park. They have already set a new school record-low mark of 192. For the first time, Warren is fielding a team, which includes Raquel Perez and Christine Lee. Serra League League outlook: Elaine Cara, Maureen Hunter, Marlena del Hierro and Courtney Ortiz are St. Joseph coach Bob Schaffee’s best players. The Jesters compete in a very tough league that includes Santa Margarita, Rosary and Mater Dei. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 During their great run a year ago, Punyasavatsut, who placed third overall at the state finals, and Do took turns finishing first place on leaderboards. So far this season, it has been a game of musical chairs among the top four players. “The nice thing about all four, they can all shoot low scores,” Ferguson said. “It wouldn’t surprise me if they are medalists.” Here’s an in-depth look at other teams: Moore League League outlook: The Bruins appear to be unstoppable with all their top golfers returning. Wilson shouldn’t have a problem with winning their sixth consecutive league crown. Another division and sectional title and state crown are possibilities depending on how much Workman and Whiteford have improved over the summer. If they don’t come through, Jennifer Nogawa could work her way into the rotation. … Millikan (second in league) lost Jennifer Birmingham to graduation. But A.J. Ponce, Tori Hipp, Courtney Flynn, Jordan Jongerius and others have made the the Rams a solid No. 2. “We beat Poly,” Millikan coach Ken Munger said. “Avalon and Cabrillo have a lot of (young) players. Unless something drastic happens, I think we can get second.” last_img read more