Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions during which victims were pistol whipped four days and nearly nine miles apart in Lake Grove and Terryville last week, authorities said.In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into an Oliver Street home in Terryville, hit the victim in the head with the gun and stole a cell phone at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, police said.Then at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, two suspects armed with handguns forced a victim into a house on Smith Road in Lake Grove and also hit the victim in the head with a gun, police said.It was unclear if the assailants in the second case stole anything before they fled the scene.Police have not made any arrests in either case. Descriptions of the suspects were not available. Detectives are continuing the investigations.
Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 7th place at Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High School.All five runners for the Wildcat Girls Cross Country team enjoyed cooler temperatures and personal season bests at the Randolph-Southern Invitational. Junior, Lauren Kelley, the top finisher for Franklin County, placed 3rd with a time 20:57. Senior, Katelyn Meyer finished in 22nd place with a time of 22:47. She is 33 seconds away from a career record. Junior, Josie Selm, has been demonstrating continuous improvement, placing 45th out of 98 runners with a time of 25:01. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley’s time of 25:25, put her in 54th place. Rounding out the Wildcat team was freshman, Kenzie Rogers, who had another personal best with a time of 30:17. The whole team is becoming more strategic during their races, and are dropping their times meet after meet.Mt. Vernon was first with 63 followed by Muncie Central with 127, Cowan 139, Monroe Central 143, Yorktown 144, the host Lady Titans with 157, FC 175, Alexandria 180, Shenandoah 193, Adams Central 205, Union County 218, and Winchester 250.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 7th place at Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High School.The Wildcat Boys Varsity Cross Country team finished 7th out of 17 teams at the Randolph Southern Invitational. Junior, Drew Grant, dropped his time tremendously to be Franklin County’s top placing runner. He placed 25th with a time of 18:40. He is just 11 seconds away from his career personal best. Sophomore, Ben Maze, finished in 31st place with a time of 19:02. Harvey, Hunter, and Harmon Marshall all had personal bests at this meet. Senior, Harvey Marshall, had a time of 20:10, with freshman Hunter Marshall right on his heels with a time 20:11. Freshman, Harmon Marshall, was closing the gap with a time of 20:15. Sophomore, Adam Grant, rounded out the top 5 with a time of 20:55, placing 84th out of 168 runners. The Wildcat boys are consistently running with faster times and getting better placements as the season progresses.Mt. Vernon was first with 35 followed by Yorktown with 147, Monroe Central 153, Eastern Hancock 173, Muncie Central 181, New Castle 216, FC 228, Liberty Christian 236, Richmond 241, Muncie Burris 242, Shenandoah 263, Cowan 280, Adams Central 285, Union County 301, Anderson Preparatory Academy 337, Winchester 345, and Alexandria 359.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.
– pleads for a chance to move cricket forwardSUNDAY’s presidential elections of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) were conducted in a free, fair and transparent environment, according to president-elect Dhirendranauth Somwaru.Somwaru made the disclosure yesterday during an exclusive interview, saying that there were no signs of manipulation, despite complaints and widespread criticism from a majority of the cricket stakeholders in that county, who have rejected the results, saying the elections were rigged.“The elections were free, fair and transparent, so I would ignore all the criticisms,” the 64-year-old said.He added “It you take on everything that people say about you or the elections, then you will get sicker than I am, so I just ignore everything. This is a democratic country, and people have the right to say what they want, once they are not libelous”.The BCB’s electoral process and results have now engage the attention of the courts, so the cricket problems in the Ancient County is nowhere close to being resolved.However, Somwaru is of the opinion that court actions will not help the development of the game, and as such, is calling on cricket stakeholders to work together to resolve the existing differences.“We want cricket to go on, we want cricket to be played, so how will cricket move on if we are not allowed to function.Give us (BCB executives) a chance, and if we are not doing well then kick us out, I would agree with that, but give us a chance,” Somwaru pleaded.Further, Somwaru is appalled by the comments made by secretary of the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association, Winston Roberts, who said on Tuesday that he did not accept the position of vice-president as was reported in the media.Roberts stated that he cannot accept any position on the present administration because the process to elect them in his mind was flawed and not in any form democratic.He further mentioned that he never agreed to accept any position and was not even aware that he was nominated, as he and the rest of the Upper Corentyne delegation had refused to be a part of the elections.However, Somwaru pointed out that Roberts was indeed consulted on the position prior to the elections.“I met him (Roberts) personally, with Vickram Seubarran and Leslie Solomon, and I ask him if he is willing to accept the vice-president position…he didn’t say no.I even spoke to Mr. Dennis DeAndread, president of the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association what I had in mind once we won the elections, is for the vice-presidents position to stretch out in Berbice, Upper Corentyne, Central Corentyne and West Berbice. I would also like a selector from Upper Corentyne,” Somwaru pointed out.Meanwhile, Chronicle Sport understands that stakeholders from the Berbice cricket fraternity, have filed two separate court orders following Sunday’s contentious elections.Information reaching Chronicle Sport indicates that an injunction was filed yesterday against the current board, preventing those officials from performing their duties until the application to set aside the elections is heard and determined.A second application of contempt was filed on Tuesday against Somwaru, Godwyn Allicock and secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie.