LFA Terminates Services of 5 Sub- Committee Heads

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association has terminated the services of five of its Sub-Committees’ chairmen with immediate effect for administrative reasons.In separate letters to the five individuals, Acting Secretary General Emmanuel Deah said he has been mandated by the LFA Executive Committee to inform the different heads of the five Sub-Committees that they have been relieved of their various portfolios.According to a release, the services of the chairman of the Caldwell LFA Sub-Committee Sylvester P. Mulbah, Sinkor LFA Sub-Committee chairman Samuel Brow and Gnahousname Roberts of the Paynesville LFA Sub- Committee have been terminated.The services of Fayah M. Varney of the Mount Carey LFA Sub- Committee and Thomas Kollie of the St. Paul LFA Sub-Committee were also terminated.The release said the LFA Executive Committee thanked the five football administrators for the able manner in which they administered the affairs of the various Sub-Committees over the years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Play it forward

first_imgGeorge Oakes doesn’t own a chain of hotels, isn’t a famous publisher and doesn’t star in his own reality TV show. But his decision to send Michelle and older sister, Katie, to play soccer at ECR has helped them, and the program, gain national attention. Katie, a freshman midfielder at Cal, became one of six soccer players in ECR history to win four City Section titles when the Conquistadores defeated West Valley League rival Granada Hills 1-0 in last year’s championship game. Michelle, a senior midfielder, will have the opportunity to add her name to that list today, when top-seed ECR (19-2-4) faces No. 2 Sylmar (30-2) in the City final at 7 p.m. at East L.A. College. “I’m so honored to go to El Camino,” she said. “I’m happy I had the opportunity to play with my sister and to play with such a talented group that works so hard.” The Conquistadores set a City record last year with their sixth consecutive title, surpassing Chatsworth’s run of dominance from 1989-93 and 1996-2000. Although the Chancellors rank fifth in state history with 10 championships, not even their best seven-year stretch (137 victories from 1994-2000) can match ECR’s 142-15-14 record since losing to San Pedro in the 2000 semifinals. “Today, El Camino dominates an era where the sport is very competitive,” said former Chatsworth coach Robert Hayes, who led the Chancellors to 11 finals appearances from 1988-2000. “El Camino has really demonstrated resolve in important games. Even with increased parity recently, El Camino finds a way to come through in championship games.” Senior forward Erin Kelly scored the winning goal in last year’s victory over Granada Hills. She considers the opportunity to play her final high school game at East L.A. College as a blessing. “I’m very thankful to grow up in a district with such a great soccer team and I’m thankful to be part of this dynasty,” Kelly said. “(To win again) would be one of the most amazing things to happen to me, especially at such a young age.” If the Conquistadores are successful tonight, they would move into a tie for fifth on the nation’s all-time list and second in state history with their seventh consecutive title, joining Bakersfield (1989-95) and Pleasant Valley of Chico (1996-2002). University High of San Diego holds the state record with eight successive championships (1991-98). “We want to win No. 7 because nobody (in the City) has done it before,” said four-year varsity defender Erin O’Leary. “I have so many memories and so many emotions about playing here. It’s bittersweet because I’m going to miss it so much, but to have this opportunity is just amazing.” A seventh straight title would also help ECR become only the fifth athletic team in City history to accomplish the feat, joining Birmingham of Lake Balboa boys’ swimming (13 in a row, 1958-70), Palisades of Pacific Palisades girls’ tennis (8, 1984-91), Palisades girls’ volleyball (7, 1981-87) and Belmont of Los Angeles boys’ cross country (7, 1995-2001). “This is the big time. It’s something for our high school to make history,” said senior midfielder Ashleigh Thomas, another athlete seeking a fourth title. “I don’t think anyone at this school understands how much this means to us. They don’t understand the full concept of what’s at stake. “It’s something that’s blowing everyone’s mind.” Although Sylmar is enjoying its best season – 27 consecutive victories entering tonight’s final – even the Spartans are aware of how mind-blowing ECR can be when on top of its game, as evidenced by the Conquistadores’ 11-0 quarterfinal victory last season. “They want to have that pressure,” ECR coach Eric Choi said. “Every year they know there is going to be a big target on their back. This is a group that knows how to grind and they always rise to the occasion. “I think we still have something to prove because I still want us to be at that (national) level.” During its seven-year run, ECR has ascended to a level few in the area can match, going 93-3-4 against City opponents, highlighted by its current 49-game unbeaten streak. “We have the potential to win every game and to do great things together,” Kelly said. “Girls come to El Camino to have that mentality and to play in those big games.” The Conquistadores enter tonight’s match with 31 consecutive playoff victories, with only the Westchester boys’ basketball team (27 in a row) posing a threat to that streak among City programs. “I don’t ever want to see it end,” senior goalkeeper Ashley Menin said. “This dynasty means everything to us.” A victory over Sylmar won’t guarantee any of ECR’s seniors a multi-million dollar inheritance. But it will move the Conquistadores one step closer toward their ultimate goal. “I just want a shirt that says `El Camino: handles business,”‘ Oakes said. “But for us, it’s business as much as it is pleasure.” A motto all heiresses can live by. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Michelle Oakes won’t be spotted on the Hollywood nightclub circuit rubbing elbows with Paris and Nicky Hilton. Nor does she figure to be discussing real estate investments with Ivanka Trump or occupying the same runway as Amanda Hearst and Lydia Hearst-Shaw. center_img But the El Camino Real of Woodland Hills girls’ soccer standout believes she does have something in common with the aforementioned socialites. “I’m an heiress to this dynasty,” Oakes said. “Actually, I’m one of many. And my goal is to keep this dynasty going.” last_img