Women’s and men’s head water polo coach Jovan Vavic has announced that long-time assistant Marko Pintaric will join him at the helm of the men’s program as co-head coach. Pintaric was previously the associate head coach for the men’s program as well as scouting director for the women’s side of the program. He will retain his position for the Women of Troy while moving up for the men. Pintaric has been a coach for USC for 15 years, all serving under his former coach, Vavic. “Pinta has been an integral part of our program as a player and now as a coach,” Vavic said in a press release. “He has developed some of the best goalies in NCAA history, and his energy, knowledge and innovative mind has brought a great deal of excitement to our team.” As a coach, Pintaric has been a part of eight men’s national championships as well as three national championships on the women’s side. Pintaric has specialized in goalie development, having coached four Trojans who represented their respective nations in goals during the 2012 Olympics. As a player, he was a two-year starter in 1997 and 1998. Pintaric was a pivotal player during the 1998 national championship run, scoring 44 goals that season. That year, Pintaric was also awarded National Player of the Year and was a first team All-American. Outside of USC, Pintaric has also joined Vavic as an interim coach for the men’s national team, leading the team to World Championship qualification at the 2013 World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament. The Croatian native graduated with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in communications at USC. “Pinta is loyal, committed, hard-working and an unselfish young coach,” Vavic said. ”USC water polo would never be what it is today without Pinta’s great contributions. I am thrilled that he has accepted this new position and am looking forward to many more great years together.” The Men of Troy are coming off a season in which they fell to UCLA in the NCAA Championship game.
According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, at least one firefighter was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday while trying to put out a large fire that broke out at an abandoned train station in Delray beach near Interstate 95 and Atlantic Avenue.The firefighter who was taken to the hospital is said to be facing non-life threatening injuries.The roof of the building has collapsed. “It’s unclear how the fire started or if anyone is inside the building,” said Moschella, spokesperson for the Delray Beach Fire Department.Officials said homeless people sometimes sleep in the train station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.“It’ll be interesting to find out what exactly was in that building that caught fire,” said Moschella.The cause of the fire is under investigation.
21 Mar 2018 England to host European team championship at Royal St George’s Tags: 2022, European, Mens Team, Royal St George Golf Club England Golf is delighted to announce that it will host the 2022 European men’s team championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Kent.The tournament will see the finest amateurs from across Europe playing in national teams over the Open Championship links.James Crampton, England Golf Championship Director, commented: “We are very excited to be holding this championship and, especially, to play it on such a wonderful course.“The players will be thrilled to test themselves at an Open venue and Royal St George’s will be a memorable setting for competitors and spectators alike. The standard of golf will be superb and this will be a great chance to see players who will go on to make a real impact in the professional game.”This will be the third time England Golf has hosted the championship and the second time it has been held at Royal St George’s. It took place there in 1965, in the early days of the tournament, when Ireland were the winners. It returned to England in 2005 at Hillside, in Lancashire, when the national team claimed victory.Altogether, England has won the championship 11 times and been runners-up eight times, most recently last year.England is a regular host of European events and held the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York in 2013, and the European amateur at Walton Heath, Surrey, in 2017. Next year, Parkstone, Dorset, will the venue for the European women’s championship.Royal St George’s boasts one of England’s finest links courses and has hosted amateur and professional tournaments since the early 1890s.The Open Championship will be played there for the 15th time in 2020. It was last played at Royal St George’s in 2011 when Darren Clarke held off Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson to become Champion Golfer of the Year.Tim Checketts, the club Secretary, said: “St George’s is delighted to have been invited to host the championship and the club is looking forward to welcoming the best amateur golfers in Europe and their friends, families and supporters to Sandwich in 2022.”Caption: The 6th hole at Royal St George’s (copyright Jason Livy).
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday at Santa Anita of $90,668, and it’s expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000.Santa Anita will present a nine-race card on Sunday, with race four serving as the first leg in the popular two dollar wager. Approximate post time for Sunday’s fourth race is 2:05 p.m. PDT. The Pick Six will include the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes, which is for 3-year-olds at six furlongs, and will be run as race eight.Although not a part of the Pick Six sequence, Sunday’s program will also include the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. The Las Flores has been carded as race three.First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m., and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For complete morning line information and late changes, please visit santaanita.com.
October 22, 2014It’s been a while since we reported on the upgrade work in the East Crescent Keystone area. You can see an elevation and a plan of this project in our report from August 15. and the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. Continuing reports were posted on 9/1, 9/3, and on 9/10, 9/12, 9/15, 9/22 9/26, 10/1 – 10/6/2014.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]In our last report we talked about the completion of the staircase.The next step is landscaping of the area.The October workshop has a chance to get into the act during their seminar week synergy. Here we see workshop participants digging holes for foundations for light fixtures that will be planted along the middle path.The crew has leveled and packed the ground on both sides of the staircase. Ali Gibbs and Paolo Van Erp layed down fine gravel and are installing pavers.More to come.