Jake Owens kept things alive when he found the net with 1:30 left, but WG held on, despite Cy McCrink’s 24 saves as David Myers got 18 saves. Billy Fisher had two assists as Jeremy Keyes and James Schneid got single assists.Back at Shove Park Friday night to face CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt, the Wildcats again won a one-goal decision, but the way it happened made its 2-1 victory over the Brothers instantly memorable.They traded first-period goals, Fisher converting for WG and Brackton Bowler converting for CBA/J-D off a feed from Kodi Dotterer, and it would remain 1-1 through most of the rest of regulation.Buoyed by 20 saves from David Myers, the Wildcats pushed hard to break the tie, and kept at it until, just 0.5 seconds before it drifted into overtime, James Schneid put a shot past Brothers goalie Ethan White to win it. Felix, Colton Rainer and Jack Mellen each had one assist.Syracuse didn’t return to action until last Thursday, when it went north and, against last-place Ontario Bay, breezed to a 7-1 victory over the Thunder.Vern Cooke’s pair of goals proved a spark for the Cougars as Ryan Durand got three assists. Stephan Matro had a goal and two assists as Brady Hubbard got a pair of assists.Other than two games it still has to make up, the Cougars would rest until meeting Cicero-North Syracuse and B’ville in the last week of the regular season on Feb. 11 and 13. After playing B’ville, WG is home Friday to face Ontario Bay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ice hockeySyracuseWest Genesee The Wildcats went to Morrisville State College IcePlex last Tuesday night and, against a much-improved Cazenovia side, held on late to beat the Lakers 3-2.Having gone 4-1-1 since an 0-8 start, Cazenovia didn’t let WG get away, though the Wildcats did battle to earn a 2-0 advantage through two periods thanks to goals by Joe McLaughlin and Andrew Schneid.Cazenovia got on the board with John Dudrick’s goal with 11 minutes to play, only to have the Wildcats answer it when Patrick Quinn converted, the first goal of his varsity career. Given what had happened elsewhere, it was Syracuse that had benefited more than West Genesee from the 1-1 tie when the two sides squared off at Shove Park on Jan. 22.Since the Cougars only had one tie in league play and the Wildcats two, as long as they both won out Syracuse would claim regular-season honors and the top seed for the Section III playoffs.Thus, it was imperative for WG to keep on winning games against amped-up opponents, two of which it would deal with last week prior to Tuesday’s trip to third-place Baldwinsville.
A DONEGAL woman has been ordered to pay back €15,000 to her former employers after admitting to 23 counts of theft.Catriona Harran (42), of Drumcannon, Killygordon, appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court. Ms Harran pleaded guilty to thefts of amounts varying from €19.89 to €144.99 from Murray’s Pharmacy in Castlefin on various dates between April 2014 and April 2016, with the State prosecutor, Fiona Crawford BL, said management became suspicious over a €50 discrepancy in an end-of-day till report. A return had been processed after 5.30pm on May 4, 2016, when the shop closed, in the name of the manager. One of the employees subsequently found a €50 note rolled up in the dispensing counter.A full audit of all returns was ordered. From January 1, 2015 until May 5, 2016, 443 refunds, to the value of €10,927.03, were processed. Shop records showed that €18,292 in returns were made in 2014, some of which were accepted as being genuine. Murrays Pharmacy in Castlefin where Catriona Harran worked. (North West Newspix)Disciplinary procedures were launched against Ms Harran, who agreed to pay back the sum of €15,000 to Mr Murray. Ms Harran, who was employed in the shop since 2012, made an initial payment of €250, but no further payments were made. Garda McLaughlin said that management at the chemist had found €16,416.49 in false transactions.When interviewed by an external HR consultancy firm, brought in to aid in the shop owner’s own investigations, Harran had said: “It was mad. I knew I shouldn’t have don it. It became a habit each time I did it. I’m not going to make excuses.”Ms Harran wrote to Mr Murray last week to apologise. In her letter, Ms Harran said she ‘made a bad decision which I utterly regret.’Addressing the Court, Ms Harran – a married mother of two – said: “My life stopped the day I was caught.”Barrister for Harran, Mr Peter Nolan BL, said his client has used the money to pay household bills. “She is a kind, very helpful, community-focussed lady,” Mr Nolan told the Court. “She is the kind of person that every society and community would love to have. Sadly and tragically, she decided to do what she did without reasons that could be acceptable to anyone.”Mr Nolan said that €9,500 could be paid to Mr Murray within two weeks as a ‘first tranch’ of payment. Judge John Aylmer said he had a ‘major difficulty’. “Ms Harran entered an agreement to repay €15,000 and that agreement was breached with only €250 paid.”Judge Aylmer said the faille to compensate was a ‘major impediment’ in the case. “I am not impressed at all with the attitude taken with regard to the amounts,” he said. Judge Aylmer, noting that a starting point for sentencing would have been a two-and-a-half-year custodial sentence, adjourned the case, without indication, until October 2020. “It is a step too far to ask for a suspension of all of the sentence,” Judge Aylmer said. “I expect to hear that the full amount has been paid.”Woman on theft charges ordered to pay €15,000 to former employers was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinCatriona HarranJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtMurray’s Pharmacy
Karolina Pliskova gave herself the perfect pre-Wimbledon tonic by lifting the Aegon International title on the grass at Eastbourne, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 in impressive style in Saturday’s final.The Czech world number three demonstrated once again just why, with her big serves and crushing groundstrokes, she could be the one to beat at Wimbledon over the next fortnight as she annexed her third title of the season.Denmark’s Wozniacki, the world number six who had hoped to regain the title she last won in 2009, held on in game fashion but succumbed to a break of serve in each set and, despite a second set push, could not dent Pliskova’s formidable delivery.”This feels better,” said the 25-year-old Pliskova on court afterwards, comparing her feeling to the defeat in the same final last year.Reminded that Jana Novotna had been the last Czech woman to win at Eastbourne before going to triumph at Wimbledon in the same year, she added: “My service is definitely my biggest weapon and if it’s working it causes the other player a lot of problems.”I’m going to go step-by-step and hopefully I can go far at Wimbledon.”Pliskova took command with a break for 3-2 in the first set and dropped only five points on serve as she took the stanza in 34 minutes.In the middle of the second set, Pliskova finally faced an examination on serve, having to save four break points in one game and two in the next, but saved them all with a combination of fine serving and Wozniacki’s profligacy.advertisementPliskova sent down 10 aces as she wrapped up victory in one hour 22 minutes and it is hard to imagine she will not improve on her best previous Wimbledon performances, second round dates in each of the last four years.For Wozniacki, another live contender in an open Wimbledon, it was a disappointing fourth defeat in four finals this season but she was still able to smile: “I would have loved to have won today but maybe fifth time is the charm as they say.”I thought I played really well, but Karolina played better than me, definitely with the serves. I had trouble getting them back.”