Anthony Mcdougle Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 11:43 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 For the first time since Herbert Davis took over as head coach at Madison-Ridgeland Academy, the Patriots did not make an appearance in the AAAA-Division I championship game. MRA was ousted by eventual state champion Jackson Prep 42-7 in the second round and finished the year with an 8-5 record. Heading into his fourth year at the helm, Davis' mentality remains the same. "The expectation is to win a state championship as it always is," he said. "We were young in some places but we are a lot better in some places [this year], especially on the defensive front." Here are three things to know about the Patriots ahead of Friday's season opener against Magnolia Heights. Defense impressing Davis said he liked what he saw from the defense in preseason play. Through two scrimmages, the unit has shown a propensity for turning turnovers into points while keeping opponents out of … [Read more...] about Herbert Davis expects defense to lead the way for MRA
THERE’S a whole lot of fun to be had at the Herbert in Coventry during the summer holidays. The art gallery and museum is staging the exhibition Play: An Exploration Of Toys, Games & Fun until September 23. Visitors can delve into the world of play in the interactive exhibition charting the history of play over the past 2,000 years. From marbles to Meccano, and dolls to dressing up, there’s plenty of opportunity for some hands-on fun and games for all ages. And people can even feature their own favourites in the exhibition by donating photos of their own toys to the Virtual Museum by using #playattheherbert on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The gallery is also staging Rare: From 8-bit to Xbox One – an exhibition celebrating the award-winning and internationally renowned video games company based in Warwickshire. It offers the chance to journey through three decades of games such as Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye and Viva Piñata, and also set sail on … [Read more...] about Fun and games to be had at Herbert over summer holidays
View Comments BY PAUL DANZER/PORTLAND TRIBUNE/Third-year UO starter brings brains along with brawn There are the biceps, popping out from the sleeves of the quarterback's No. 10 Ducks jersey as evidence that Oregon's offseason strength and conditioning program might turn out to be a game-changer in Eugene. But of all the reasons Herbert's junior season is highly anticipated — by Ducks fans and, apparently, by NFL scouts — the brain under that Brenden Schooler-inspired hair is what coach Mario Cristobal first mentions. "He can fix you," Cristobal says, explaining that the 20-year-old biology major now understands football well enough to confidently change from a bad play call to a better one. A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading below"Justin understands the run, the pass game and particularly the protections to get us in the right play when we have to," Cristobal says. "When a quarterback can do that, it becomes another level of football for your offense" in terms … [Read more...] about Herbert settles into Duck QB role
A BOOK REVIEW BY KENNETH DEL VECCHIO Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took On the Mob, Fought Corruption and Won, scribed in the first person, follows the storied prosecutorial career of Herbert Stern. The memoir travels from the inception of his barrister duties at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 1962 through his tenure as the U.S. Attorney for the State of New Jersey, which ended in 1974 when he was appointed to the federal bench. An easy to read personal tome, the book functions perfectly in equal parts of criminal suspense, courtroom drama, and a guide to understanding the trial work components of the criminal justice system. Stern educates his readers about the lowest level duties of an assistant district attorney, such as trying minor cases while being part of the “Complaint Bureau” and the “Criminal Court Bureau”, and compiling indictments in front of grand juries. The author, in recounting his own tales in these … [Read more...] about AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS PROSECUTOR, HERBERT STERN, AUTHORS PROLIFIC BOOK ‘DIARY OF A DA’
Andrew Greif of The Oregonian/OregonLive joined me on the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on Portland's 102.9-FM and Eugene's 95.7-FM) to talk about the continuity on the Ducks coaching staff, and the third consecutive season with a new UO head coach. Listen to the full interview here. "There's finally some continuity, philosophy and teaching..." Greif said of the staff. On Justin Herbert's demeanor and increased vocal role. Is he channeling his inner Marcus Mariota?: "He and Herbert were very similar in their first years in the spotlight (at Oregon). They were very quiet, very shy. I noticed with Marcus a higher comfort level in chatting with us, even between interviews. I see that with Justin. Not that he likes being the face of the program or being out there, but he's more comfortable with it." On what questions Oregon's roster has: "I wonder about depth on the defensive line and secondary... a wide receiver is another big one. Herbert has a lot of talent there... Bryan Addison … [Read more...] about Is Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert channeling his inner Marcus Mariota?