JCC Calls Off Fall Intercollegiate Sports Over Pandemic Fears

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College has cancelled all fall intercollegiate athletic competition in light of complications from the coronavirus pandemic.“JCC is cancelling all fall intercollegiate athletics — volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and cross-country — for the fall 2020 semester due to recommended regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said George Sisson, athletics and recreation director.“It was a hard and sad decision to make but we must protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes, staff, and community,” Sisson emphasized, noting that coaches and athletes had been preparing during the off-season for a return to sports.JCC’s decision was made after all but five of the 21 colleges in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region III had cancelled their fall athletics programs. “Although the plan to initiate a new cross-country program at our Cattaraugus County Campus is impacted for the fall, we will move ahead with establishing a cross-country team once athletic competitions are restarted,” Sisson noted.The winter athletics schedule remains under consideration with a decision pending on July 17. JCC’s winter athletics schedule includes men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and swimming and diving.last_img read more

Fantasy Start or Sit: Is Melvin Gordon playing in Week 4?

first_imgUPDATE: 9/29: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Gordon will only play in an “emergency” in Week 4, but he will be active.Whether or not Gordon is active, Ekeler is a must-start in Week 4 against the Dolphins’ terrible defense.. Melvin Gordon could play a limited role in Week 4, according to Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. That’s a shift from earlier in the week, and Lynn’s thinking may have changed because Justin Jackson has been ruled out. Gordon ended his holdout and joined the Chargers on Thursday. Austin Ekeler will remain the L.A. starter for the Week 4 meeting against the winless Dolphins, but with Jackson out, the backup job will fall on some mix of Troymaine Pope and Gordon.UPDATE 9/28: Gordon is expected to be on a “limited” snap count against Miami, according to USA Today’s Mike Jones. Even limited touches against the Dolphins can yield legit fantasy results, but Gordon would still be a risky fantasy option in Week 4. It’s likely that whenever Gordon first takes the field, his workload will be reduced for a week or two, much like we saw with Ezekiel Elliott in Week 1 after he reported less than a week before the opener. That week, Cowboys’ backup Tony Pollard saw about a third of the Dallas offensive snaps.Once Gordon is fully up to speed, Lynn has said he will return to his starting role, in which Gordon saw at least 63 percent of snaps in all but two of the games he played in 2018. MORE: How Austin Ekeler is affected by Gordon’s returnlast_img read more

Local resident shares her talents with local charities

first_imgJeanne Clelland shows here cross stich print being auctioned of at the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Gala-Submitted photo- Advertisement -A long time local resident, Jeanne Clelland, has been sharing her talents with local charities.Every year Jeanne repeatedly donates to both the local Salvation Army and the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s “Be an Angel” Campaign. This year Jeanne has has been very generous. She has donated a beautiful hand-crafted, framed, cross stiched print to be auctioned off at the Hospital Foundation Gala. This year Jeanne also handmade 100 pairs of mittens that she has donated to the Salavation Army for their Christmas hampers.The Gala is being held on Nov. 1. at the Pomeroy Hotel. There are cocktails and a slient auction which begins at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The official commencement of the “Be An Angel” Campaign will start at 7 p.m and the live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.. The theme for this year’s Gala is “Angels in Action.” The tickets are $60 per person and tables of eight cost $480.For more information call 250-262-5299 or email [email protected]last_img read more