Apopka Blue Darters Sport Highlights

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka High SchoolArcheryLacrosseTennisWrestling Previous articleGas Company pushes back on MayorNext articleMiddle School fight broken-up with Taser Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Congratulations to the Blue Darter Wrestling team who beat West Port High School as well as seven other High School teams to bring home the District title on Saturday.Apopka Archery Team is Right on TargetApopka archery students started strong this year in a tournament last Saturday at Windermere Preparatory School. Apopka played in three matches, one against ICS, Lake Mary and Windermere. First match of the year, Apopka beat ICS 5-1, second match Apopka beat Lake Mary 4-2. In Apopka’s final match of the day, the score was tied 3-3, then lost in a shoot off that was extremely close.Kevin Renard and Jacob Ledford both ended the day as undefeated 3-0 in individual competitions. Brianna Sanders and Alease Folts finished 2-1. The team of David Britzius, Ethan Cote, and Kylie McCuiston finished the day 2-1. Finally, newcomers Hailey Shaw, Pablo Perez, and Zach McDonald got some experience as they contributed in the team portion of the competition.Way to go Apopka’s Archery Team on a fantastic start this season!  Apopka’s next competition is this Wednesday at Lake Highland Prep, followed by a huge tournament this Saturday at Lake Mary. Apopka Tennis Teams WIN!Both teams picked up a victory this week in our only match against Jones High School. The Girls (3-2) had wins in singles by Alexis Page, Tatiana Robson, Madison Clemens and Vanessa Garcia. The Darters also won both doubles matches with Madison / Quinlan Nguyen and Vanessa / Anya Rambaram getting the wins.The Boys team (2-3) had wins in singles by Vikram Patel, Malikai Johnson, Jalen Green and Keenon Tobin. The Boys also won both doubles played by Jalen / Jose Saborit and Keenon / Bryan Reaves. Next match will be at Home next Thursday against Lake Minneola High School.Apopka LacrosseTuesday was a home game for Apopka’s amazing boys Lacrosse teams. Stephen Schloneger comments, “I felt like we worked as a team to come back in the second half of the game. Overall, we had great communication and I am ready to win the next match!” Varsity lost their match 7-8 while JV pulled through and won the match with a score of 10-8.last_img read more

Far-right activists harass Greek reporter over refugee coverage

first_img News News RSF has already sounded the alarm about Golden Dawn violence against journalists and, in June, RSF issued a report on the methods used in many countries to obstruct media coverage of refugees. “The arrests of several of the people responsible for these coordinated attacks, all members of a far-right group, is a positive sign,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk.“We urge the Greek authorities to send a strong signal to all the extremist and racist groups that target journalists for covering a reality that annoys them. Verbal and online attacks of this kind must be punished in order to put a stop to them and, above all, to deter any attempt to pass from words to action.” RSF_en Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence Balaskas said three supporters of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn threatened him and insulted him on the street in Mytilene on 12 August. Another man verbally attacked him three days later, while he was covering a fire in the city’s Tsamakia park. The next day, 16 August, one of his articles was circulated on far-right social media pages, triggering a coordinated online campaign of harassment that included death threats and calls for Balaskas to be given the “punishment he deserves.” Balaskas filed a complaint about the intimidation attempts, which are increasingly being used by Golden Dawn members and other far-right activists who hate refugees and target reporters covering the migrant crisis. “I expose the false stories they spread about the immigrants and that’s what they don’t accept,” Balaskas said. It was not isolated case. Several journalists were physically attacked on the island in May while covering a demonstration in support of migrants. The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence The target of the far-right threats was Stratis Balaskas, a journalist based in the island’s port city, Mytilene, who specializes in covering refugee-related stories for Greece’s state-owned news agency, ANA-MPA, and for a local news website, Lesvosnews.net.  News Organisation February 2, 2021 Find out more As a result of Balaskas’ complaint, the authorities said they intended to prosecute a total of 15 people including an army officer and three policemen, one of whom was previously arrested for hitting an Albanian migrant and then released after he apologized. Greece is ranked 74th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. August 29, 2018 Far-right activists harass Greek reporter over refugee coverage Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a campaign of online harassment and verbal threats by neo-Nazis and other far-right activists in mid-August against a reporter on the Greek island of Lesbos, and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to deter extremist groups from attacking journalists. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece to go furtherlast_img read more