VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Burbank completes undefeated season, Jefferson tops Edison in 27-5A showdown, Stevens battles Holmes
Week 12 sees the end of the 2021 high school volleyball regular season, as Burbank finishes with a 16-0 record in District 27-5A, Jefferson tops Edison in a crucial battle for playoff positioning and Stevens battles Holmes.
Defense lifts Reagan past Madison in 28-6A; Highlands QB Gutierrez throws 6 TDs in win over Burbank; Jourdanton hands Marion first loss
Week 6 of the high school football season featured a defensive battle between Reagan and Madison, an offensive shootout between Highlands and Burbank, and upsets like Edison defeating Lanier.
NJ Gov. Murphy says surge in Covid hospitalizations should be a wake-up call to unvaccinated
Murphy said 51% of Covid ICU patients are on ventilators. While Covid cases appear to be leveling off in New Jersey, hospitalizations, ICU room use and ventilator use are all surging across the state, Murphy said. "These figures should be a wake-up call to the threat that the delta variant poses, again, overwhelmingly to the unvaccinated," Murphy said. Less than 7% of all the state's ICU beds are occupied by Covid patients, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, compared with 30.5% of ICU beds treating Covid patients nationwide. Of New Jersey's nearly 5.2 million fully vaccinated residents, just over 12,200 have contracted breakthrough Covid cases, Murphy said.cnbc.com
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Brandeis rolls past Antonian; Clark, Churchill and Edison earn big sweeps
The second week of the 2021 high school volleyball season ratchets up the intensity. Carlee Pharris and the Brandeis Broncos rolled past Antonian in front of a raucous home crowd, while Clark, Churchill and Edison all earn impressive sweeps over Harlan, Taft and Southside respectively.
New Jersey likely to pause reopening plans as Covid cases rise, governor says
New Jersey will likely pause its reopening plans as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again in the state, Gov. It also leads the U.S. in new cases per capita over the past week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Sunday, the CDC has identified 6,390 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the U.K. The agency has identified 194 cases of the B.1.351 strain from South Africa as well as 54 cases of P.1, a variant first identified in Brazil. In New Jersey, officials have identified 160 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, one case of the B.1.351 strain and two cases of the P.1 variant, according to the CDC.cnbc.com
Edison looks to move up in the 27-5A ranks
Edison’s first scheduled game was Feb. 22, and it happened to be a District 27-5A contest. Edison (7-5-1, 0-1) hasn’t qualified for the postseason since 2013 under retired coach Billy Montemayor. I thought we were going to do that last year.”Texas High School Baseball.com rates Edison third in 27-5A behind Jefferson (7-6, 0-1) and Kennedy (6-7-1, 1-2). “Our expectation is to compete,” Southwest coach Matt Gomez said. We expect to be in the playoffs, but you can’t take it for granted.”Eagle Pass Winn and Medina Valley were picked 1-2 in the Texas High School Baseball poll.mysanantonio.com
New Standard: Edison’s Christian Rangel returns to UIL State for second straight season
SAN ANTONIO – Three years ago, as a sophomore at Edison High School, Christian Rangel started diving on a whim. Put simply, Rangel has transformed himself into one of the best high school divers in Texas. “I did have a lot of anxiety when I first started diving because I was scared I’d get hurt. Then and now, Rangel has always been proud to represent both Edison and SAISD at high school diving’s highest level. When he finishes his high school career this weekend and officially graduates this spring, that is precisely the legacy he wants to leave behind.
Three Sosa free throws complete comeback in Edison's finale
Edison junior Mary Esther Sosa had never attempted a game-winning free throw until she strode to the foul line Feb. 5. Sosa had been fouled on a three-point shot with 4.9 seconds remaining in the Golden Bears’ final game in the 2020-21 season. The junior, who made 10 of 13 free throws in the game at the Lanier Alumni Center, calmly sank all three attempts. “But I told myself, it’s just free throws. Following Sosa’s free throws, Tristan Muñoz stole Brack’s inbounds pass to seal the win for Edison, which will graduate three seniors.mysanantonio.com
Mackey and youth movement lead Sam Houston over Edison
Mackey scored 25 points, 10 points above his season average, in leading Sam Houston (7-8 overall, 7-3 in 27-5A), to the victory as they remained in a two-way tie for third place in district with Lanier. Sam Houston had balanced scoring from its young core of players, which includes seven sophomores, one junior and one freshman, to backup Mackey. Sam Houston scored 14 points off Edison turnovers. Sam Houston coach Erik Coleman said the Hurricanes strategy was to keep the pressure on Edison (6-9 overall, 4-6 in 27-5A) throughout the game. With five games left in the regular season, Sam Houston will be trying to move up in the District 27-5A standings as it makes a push for a playoff berth.mysanantonio.com
Edison hits its stride in three-game week
But the time was right for the Golden Bears (5-5, 3-2) in Week 4. “We had to scale back a lot of things,” Cardenas said. “We had to make it more basic and focus on the fundamentals.”Toby Cristan and Gilbert Alvarado are the Golden Bears’ only seniors, and each is a first-time varsity player. Toby Cristan has gone through a lot and he doesn’t take things for granted.”Cristan led Edison with 16 points against Burbank. East Central 73, Wagner 72The second-place Hornets (6-8, 2-1) escaped with a District 27-6A win at Wagner (3-9, 1-3) Jan. 8.mysanantonio.com
Edison sustains success despite growing pains
“With all the craziness and last-minute changes, the girls have adapted,” Edison coach Angie Johnson said. In this transition period, Edison has gotten a lift from juniors Mary Esther Sosa and Amber Gamez. Sosa and Gamez scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, in the Golden Bears’ season-opening 61-42 win against Harlandale (3-1) on Nov. 7. Gamez led with 16 points and 14 steals when Edison downed Southside (0-3) 51-31 on Nov. 13. Kennedy 53, Southside 50The Rockets (1-1) began their season with a hard-earned non-district win over Southside on Nov. 10 at Kennedy.mysanantonio.com
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecided
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecidedArea Class 5A softball teams were in the drivers seat in all three districts when the 2020 season was halted because of the coronovirus pandemic. It was definitely shaping up to be a great year for teams that were building their programs, Edison coach Jennifer Bocanegra said. Like I told the girls, theres a lot of what-ifs and could-have-beens, first-year McCollum coach Alessia Gallegos said. We had high hopes for them in the playoffs, third-year Jefferson coach Shannon Nail said. I think (the postseason) was going to be great, Southwest coach Sandy Hernandez said.mysanantonio.com
Munoz sisters helped raise expectations for Edison basketball
Munoz sisters helped raise expectations for Edison basketballAvalon Munoz, a senior guard for Edison, plans to continue her basketball career at the University of Texas-Permian Basin. Avalon Munoz, a senior guard for Edison, plans to continue her basketball career at the University of Texas-Permian Basin. Photo: Courtesy / Photo: Courtesy / Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Munoz sisters helped raise expectations for Edison basketball 1 / 1 Back to GalleryEdison senior Avalon Munoz the Class of 2020 valedictorian made an impact on the Golden Bears girls basketball program before even enrolling at the school. Munoz, who along with sophomore sister Tristan Munoz, was a key player on this years 26-8 area-round team. She will continue her basketball career at the University of Texas-Permian Basin.mysanantonio.com
A majority of Democrats look to Biden, not Sanders, during a crisis
Here are other highlights from Edisons telephone polls in Illinois, Florida and Arizona. ** Seven of 10 Democratic primary voters in Florida said they trusted Biden more than Sanders to handle a major crisis. Sanders has long embraced the proposal, and a majority of voters in the partys 2020 presidential contest appear to support it as well. ** Nine out of 10 Democratic primary voters in Arizona and Florida said they would support the partys nominee regardless of who it is. The finding suggests that neither Biden nor Sanders would have trouble uniting the party.feeds.reuters.com
Mentally tough Edison batters Spring Break opponents
Mentally tough Edison batters Spring Break opponentsEdison did not take a mental vacation in its Spring Break games. The underlying reason may be attributable to third-year Edison coach Jennifer Bocanegras 2020 lesson plan for her team. The suspension runs through March 29, effectively extending schools Spring Break periods. Highlands 16, Lanier 1 (3 innings)The Owls (5-18, 2-1) were another District 27-5A team that swept spring break. Highlands rallied for 11 runs in the first inning against Lanier.mysanantonio.com
Key black lawmaker's backing factors big in Biden's South Carolina win: poll
Heading into South Carolina, Biden was on the ropes after poor showings in the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Here are other highlights from the poll, which was based on interviews with 2,178 people who voted on Saturday at 35 locations around South Carolina. ** 53% of Democratic primary voters want a candidate who can beat Donald Trump more than a candidate who agrees with them on major issues. In comparison, a majority of caucus-goers in Iowa and Nevada and primary voters in New Hampshire described themselves as liberal. ** Twenty-six percent of South Carolina Democratic primary voters identified as independent, up from 16% in 2016.feeds.reuters.com
From fringe candidate to front-runner: Sanders wins Nevada with diverse backers - Edison Research Poll
Sanders also won caucus-goers of nearly every age group. One of every three people who either belonged to a union or had a family member in a union said they would support Sanders. ** 43% of Democratic Nevada caucus-goers say healthcare is the issue that mattered most to them when deciding which candidate to support. Among the 65-plus group, 28% said in entrance polling that they supported Biden, 20% supported Klobuchar, 14% supported Buttigieg and 12% supported Sanders. Eighty-three percent of Democratic caucus-goers said they made their pick for the partys nomination more than a few days before the caucus.feeds.reuters.com
Hispanics help push Sanders to lead as Nevada caucus-goers' first choice: Edison Research Poll
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. ** 43% of Democratic Nevada caucus-goers say healthcare is the issue that mattered most to them when deciding which candidate to support. ** 52% of those participating in the Democratic caucus are doing so for the first time. ** 66% of Democratic caucus-goers said they considered themselves to be liberal. Eighty-three percent of Democratic caucus-goers said they made their pick for the partys presidential nomination more than a few days before the caucus.feeds.reuters.com
Sanders leads as Nevada caucus goers' first choice: Edison Research Poll
Senator Bernie Sanders appears to have an early edge in the Nevada Democratic Caucus, according to polling agency Edison Research. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. Nearly eight out of 10 Democratic caucus goers said they made their pick for the partys presidential nomination. ** Half of those participating in the Democratic caucus are doing so for the first time. ** Four out of 10 Democratic Nevada caucus goers say healthcare is the issue that mattered most to them when deciding which candidate to support.feeds.reuters.com
Angry with Trump, most New Hampshire Democratic primary voters will back party's nominee 'regardless': Edison Research
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most voters taking part in New Hampshires Democratic primary on Tuesday expressed deep dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and said they would vote for the partys nominee regardless of who it is, according to an Edison Research exit poll. Supporters await the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., U.S., February 11, 2020. Here are some highlights from the exit poll based on interviews with 2,935 New Hampshire primary voters at 45 polling locations throughout the state. 50% of the states Democratic primary voters said they decided which candidate to pick just within the last few days. The Democratic field includes four candidates who are in their 70s: Biden, Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Bloomberg News founder and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.feeds.reuters.com
Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar locked in close race in New Hampshire: Edison Research
Senator Amy Klobuchar appear to be locked in a close race for the lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to early exit polling on Tuesday from Edison Research. An unidentified little girl waits patiently at the polls in the Fairgrounds Middle School in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation U.S. presidential primary election in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S. February 11, 2020. 83% of Democratic primary voters will support the party candidate in a run against Republican Trump in the Nov. 3 election. 14% said they were participating in a presidential primary for the first time, about the same proportion of first-time Democratic primary voters in 2016. 50% of the states Democratic primary voters said they decided which candidate to pick within the last few days.feeds.reuters.com
HS Volleyball Highlights: October 8th
District supremacy was on the line Tuesday night, as Clark remained unbeaten with a 3-1 victory over District 28-6A rival Brandeis, while Brennan rallied to top Taft. In District 27-5A, Alamo Heights continued their hot streak with a road sweep of rival Jefferson and Highlands kept pace with a win over Edison. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Walmart, Amazon and Ikea sued over Edison light bulbs
Pixabay(CNN) - The Edison light bulb is having another moment - 140 years after its invention: It's the center of a new lawsuit. The University of California Santa Barbara is suing five major retailers Walmart, Target, Amazon, Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond for violating its patents on "filament" LED light bulbs. The bulbs are designed to look like the some of the original light bulbs produced by inventor Thomas Edison. In the court filings, the university expects sales for the Edison bulbs to exceed $1 billion this year. The bulbs have an antique aesthetic but are much more energy efficient than the original Edison bulbs.