Swimmers perfect their stroke at township club

first_imgBY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer With more than 60 swimmers in the program, coach Jean Marie Gillen is working to build a strong team for the future at the Hazlet Swim and Tennis Club. “The main things are for everyone to become a better swimmer and to have some fun,” said Gillen, now in her seventh-year at the helm for the Hazlet club, which is now managed by the Community YMCA in Red Bank. “Their times are dropping and their strokes are improving. That’s very encouraging.” The team’s top swimmers in the girls competition are: (8 years old and under) Tara Anderson, Erin Finn, Samantha Ferrigno and Jamie McHarg; (9-10) Megan Lunney, Kristen McGowan, and Maggie and Regina Santora; (11-12) Salina Catani, Briann Lentine and Alexis Walsh; (13-14) Helen McDonald, twins Holly and Heather Miara, and Kim Renna; and (15-18) Lorraine Costello, Jessica McLean, Katie Miller and Adrienne Pannullo. Costello also serves as an assistant coach. On the boys side, the competitors include: (eight years old and under) Ryan Kelly, Brian Lazicki and Cassidy Tripolitis; (9-10) Joseph McCarthy, Freddie McDonald and Colin McHarg; (11-12) Mario Ferrigno, T.J. Miara, Matt Roomey and Andrew Walunas; (13-14) Richie DeMarco and Joe Pannullo; and (15-18) Eric Bachmann, Danny Dunphy and John Renna. Dunphy is an assistant coach as well. Although the team has struggled at times in meets, Gillen said all of the Hazlet swimmers have worked hard. The team has two meets remaining. “We have a great group of kids and I really enjoy working with them,” Gillen said. “They want to learn and they always give their best.”last_img read more

Eduard Folayang on brutal loss: My journey doesn’t end here

first_imgEduard Folayang vows he will bounce back. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMANILA, Philippines—Eduard Folayang is no stranger to bouncing back from bad losses.He’s done it twice before with both occasions he wound up winning the ONE lightweight world title.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:30Expect more careful, flexible Eduard Folayang vs dangerous Amir Khan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’ve experienced it all and I’ve learned a lot. But the journey doesn’t end here,” Folayang said.“What’s good about this setback is it will make me feel more motivated to train and improve and someday be a specialist like Shinya. We have the opportunity to do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In 2014, Folayang took a brutal first round loss to Timofey Nastyukhin, who hit him with a flying knee.But that loss only paved way for Folayang’s journey to winning the lightweight belt for the first time in 2016 when he stopped Aoki in the third round of their first title bout.Folayang won four straight fights after losing to Nastyukhin but he stumbled upon another road block in 2017 when he got knocked out by Martin Nguyen to yield the lightweight title.Then, he went on another streak and recaptured the belt to become a two-time lightweight world champion.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang says he’s not done yet. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/BOixwVgJqq— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) April 3, 2019 LATEST STORIES Isa Molde could return sooner than expected as UP fights for Final 4 spotcenter_img Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And the Filipino star has no doubt he would be able to redeem himself and reign once again.“I know I’m not done yet. This is just the beginning of a third chapter that will be written and I’m excited to write one again,” Folayang told Filipino scribes at his hotel room hours after losing the lightweight crown to Shinya Aoki Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more