New senior champions will be crowned in both the rural and urban ISSA schoolgirls netball competition when the finals are played tomorrow at G.C. Foster College. In the rural area semi-finals many-time champions Holmwood Technical were beaten by Manchester High while defending urban champions Camperdown High, were stopped by Excelsior High. Manchester beat Holmwood 39-37 in a close contest and will meet Denbigh High who easily got past Knox College 43-21 in the other semi-final. In urban action, Excelsior were 28-23 winners over Camperdown and they will meet Gaynstead High who defeated The Queen’s School 36-33 in the other senior semi-final. Denbigh will be gunning for two titles in the finals. Their junior team reached the championship match after whipping first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical 24-9. Holmwood, 25-19 winners over Manchester High, will be their opponents in the final. Gaynstead will also be hunting a double as their junior team is also in the final where they will meet Queen’s. Queen’s juniors defeated Camperdown 26-17 while Gaynstead cruised by Norman Manley 33-15 in the second semi-final. All eight semi-final matches were played at G.C. Foster College.
Rosenthal, 62, famed for his marijuana cultivation books and the “Ask Ed” column he wrote for High Times magazine, will host the event at his Piedmont home on March 4. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I want you to make sure you don’t make her sound like the bad guy in this,” Griffin told Reno Gazette-Journal columnist Siobhan McAndrew. “She’s just kind of moving on with her life, and I’ve been gone at basic training and in San Diego for a year.” – Associated Press Chong helps ‘Guru of Ganja’ Comedian Tommy Chong will help raise money to defend the self-proclaimed “Guru of Ganja,” who is charged with growing hundreds of marijuana plants for a dispensary. Chong, who starred with Cheech Marin in stoner movie classics “Up in Smoke” and “Nice Dreams,” will appear at a $125-per-person event for Ed Rosenthal. Kyle Griffin shipped out with his Marine unit for Iraq on Sunday, a week after he was jilted by the woman he wanted to marry. Griffin, 19, returned home to Reno, Nev., from his military base in San Diego to propose to his girlfriend on Feb. 17. He arranged to put up a billboard with his proposal in neighboring Sparks. On a bright pink billboard was her name and the question: “Will you marry me?” But after he bought a non-returnable engagement ring and got down on one knee in front of the billboard, his girlfriend said, “No.”