Valencia ready for big tennis test

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After cruising through their first three matches, third-seeded Campbell Hall (14-4) and second-seeded Valencia (20-2) will finally meet today in a 2 p.m. match at Valencia High. It will be the second time in three seasons the teams have met in the semifinals, with Campbell Hall winning 15-3 in 2003 on its way to its first division title. “If we’re going to do it, this is our year to finally push through and get past this round,” said Valencia coach Annie Kellogg, whose team lost 12-6 at Brentwood in last year’s semifinals. “We won the coin flip, so it’s great for them to be able to play at home. It’s an awesome opportunity. “They want it badly. They’ve had a taste of it in the past, so they definitely want to take that next step.” Valencia defeated host Great Oak of Temecula 13-5 in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, relying on seven victories in doubles and another sweep from senior Cassie Strange. Campbell Hall eliminated Long Beach Wilson with a 10-8 triumph, led by a combined nine wins in singles from Katarina Reveche, Michelle Sulahian and Alison Wagner. Reveche, Sulahian and Wagner have won all 27 of their sets in the playoffs. Valencia’s doubles teams have won 25 of 27. Kristin Anderson and Monique Palmera, along with Carissa Eisler and Alessandra Horii, suffered their first losses of the postseason Tuesday, both by 6-4 scores. It’s a matchup of Valencia’s strength in doubles versus Campbell Hall of North Hollywood’s dominance in singles. It’s Valencia’s senior-laden lineup against Campbell Hall’s talented underclassmen. And it’s Campbell Hall, the two-time defending Southern Section Div. III champion, trying to reach another final, while Valencia – making its third consecutive semifinal appearance – is aiming for its first appearance in the title match. Since the beginning of the season, the teams – both with Vikings as their nickname – anticipated a matchup at some point in November. They just didn’t know if it would be in the semifinals or the final. Valencia’s doubles lineup has been bolstered by the addition of Alexa Strange, who teamed with Lehren MacKay to sweep three sets against Great Oak. Strange had been sidelined for the majority of Foothill League play with an ankle injury. “Alexa has a big serve and a big return, and Lehren just runs around and tracks all the balls down,” Kellogg said. “And when Alexa’s up at the net, she provides a presence.” The pivotal matchups will be Cassie Strange against Wagner in singles, and all three of Valencia’s doubles teams against Campbell Hall’s No. 1 tandem of Julia Bruckner and Hannah Moss. The division championship match is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Claremont Club against the winner of top-seeded Brentwood and unseeded Viewpoint of Calabasas. Brentwood, Campbell Hall and Viewpoint all compete in the Olympic League. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 0 Ipswich 1

first_imgBrentford found themselves a goal down on the stroke of half-time after a high-tempo first 45 minutes at Griffin Park.After Ryan Fraser’s shot had clipped the inside of the post, the ball was worked back into the box and into the path of Kevin Bru, who tucked home.Minutes earlier, Bees keeper David Button bravely denied Freddie Sears as Ipswich ended the first half the stronger of the two sides.But Brentford had created the better chances overall, with Jota’s header brilliantly clawed away by Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski and Alan Judge’s free-kick curling just wide of the near post.Marinus Dijkhuizen’s side showed some neat touches in attack, with Judge and Andy Gogia lively, but they came up against a robust Ipswich defence.Hull City target Andre Gray is only among the Brentford substitutes for the Championship opener.As well as Gogia, Philipp Hofmann and Konstantin Kerschbaumer are also making their Bees debuts.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Look Backwards for Your Values and Virtues

first_imgThe rules for success—and a successful life—haven’t changed very much (if they’ve changed at all). There are a certain set of character traits, beliefs, and behaviors that have served people since there have been people. There are virtues that have survived for millennia because they have been found useful, making them subject to the Lindy Effect. The Lindy Effect says that the longer something nonperishable survives, like an idea, the longer it will survive into the future.Aristotle had a list of 12 virtues that included courage, temperance, liberality, magnificence, pride, honor, good temper, friendliness, truthfulness, wit, friendship, and justice. His list of virtues is around 2,400 years old and as relevant today as they were in Ancient Greece.The Romans had 14 virtues. As you might imagine, there is a bit of overlap here: Auctoritas (knowing one’s place), Comitas (humor), Clementia (mercy), Dignitas (dignity), Firmitas (tenacity), Frugalitas (frugalness), Gravitas (gravity), Honestas (respectability), Humanitas (humanity, kindness), Industria (industriousness), Pietas (dutifulness), Prudentia (prudence), Salubritas (wholesomeness), Severitas (sternness, discipline), Veritas (truthfulness).Ben Franklin lived long after the Roman Empire and “the Roman Way” had died. There is roughly 1,300 years between Franklin and Rome’s demise in 476. Franklin had 13 virtues. He wrote his in a book and gave himself marks for keeping them each day. His were temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. Being remarkably human, he didn’t always keep these virtues. Many of these virtues go back to what Aristotle held true.Right now, a lot of people believe disruption is a value. They believe that what has come before is of no use to the future and that everything should be torn down to make way for what is new—even if what is new isn’t an improvement. Human progress has always been incremental, transcending and including what came before. What is working now looks very much like an improvement on what came before.Even more tend to believe that fame is a virtue, even when many are famous only for being famous, something that would have been confusing to those for whom fame was something earned through contribution. There are too many who have put the cart before the horse, seeking fame without developing themselves and without contribution. Mastery would be a better value (Gravitas).When it comes to business, the ethos of today is that one should build a business with the intention of flipping it. This ethos is really a pathology of the “get rich quick without working” variety. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business, and one should begin with the end in mind. But to be sure, you start a business because you want to create value for your clients. The thought of starting a business without pouring your heart and soul into is saddening. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more