National Table Tennis Championships to serve off in May

first_imgThe newly-elected executive of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has organized its first major activity since being elected to office, which happens to be the national junior and senior table tennis championships set to serve off in May. The association according to a release, will see its calendar of events accommodating three separate showdowns with the senior leg scheduled for 20-23  of May 2018 while the junior leg is scheduled for June 2 – 4, 2018 and the national veterans and doubles championships is slated for later this year in September. “The executive committee felt that the hosting of the championships which was absent in 2017 was very critical to … structuring some of the key aforementioned aspects of the sport.  The prospectus for the championships will be released and disseminated to players, coaches, clubs and districts,” the release noted.The categories to be contested in the junior division will range from girl’s and boy’s nine years and under to boy’s and girl’s 18 years and under. The categories for the senior division will include men’s and women’s singles, B and C class open singles, and the 21 years and under male and female singles.The championships are open to all nationals of Guyana and who are eligible to represent the national association (GTTA) according to the ITTF Handbook 2017-2018. Prizes will be awarded to the first 1st  four places in each division.last_img read more

Utes shut out Broncos

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com It took awhile to get started, thanks to a couple of thunderstorms that rolled through the Utah campus Sunday afternoon, but once it did, it didn’t take long for the Utah women’s soccer team to jump all over Boise State.The Utes scored three first-half goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Broncos to improve to 4-2-1 on the season. The Broncos dropped to 5-3.”That’s always nice to start fast,” said Utah coach Rich Manning.”Hopefully we’re starting to find a rhythm.”Hailey Marsh, Amanda Feigt and Melissa Wayman each scored goals for the Utes and goalkeeper Ashley Mason and the Ute defense kept the Broncos out of the goal.The opening kickoff was delayed about 45 minutes because of lightning at Ute Field, following a drenching rain. Then after less than four minutes of action, play was again delayed due to more lightning. Finally, at about the time the game should have been winding down, play resumed for good.Manning felt his team wasn’t as sharp coming back from the delay, but the Utes still got on the board quickly.At the 16:10 mark, Marsh took a pass from Kim Lloyd and put the ball in the left center from about eight yards out.”We’ve worked hard in practice on crashing the box and making smart cuts through the defense,” said Marsh, a sophomore from Colorado. “When Kim crossed the ball it was second nature to go up and get the ball.””Hailey has been working really hard in practice and earned a start,” said Manning. “She’s really good in the air, and she demonstrated that on the goal.”Then at the 33:24 mark, Feigt, the Utes’ top scorer, made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal into the upper right-hand corner, her third of the season. Finally, with just 19 seconds left in the first half, Melissa Wayman scored on a header from five yards out off a corner kick from Erin Pruitt.”That third goal was big I thought, because it gave us confidence and a bit of a cushion going into halftime,” Manning said.Boise State had seven shots on goal, but only four resulted in saves by Mason, who notched her ninth career shutout. The Utes have two home games coming up, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against Washington State and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Utah State before taking a trip to southern California the following week. last_img read more