Toure kept believing

first_img The club’s former captain has enjoyed a return to prominence and form in recent weeks with four successive starts in the injury-enforced absence of current skipper Vincent Kompany. The 31-year old told the club’s website, “We have so many players here and it’s difficult to play every game, but you need to get ready and any time you have the chance to play give 100 per cent.” He added: “It’s very important to keep focused and to keep your concentration high and keep working hard in training. That’s the only thing you can do. “It’s always difficult when you don’t play and are not in the team, but the only thing that can keep you going is working hard and believing in yourself – and that is what I have been doing.” The Ivory Coast international is out of contract at the end of the season and there has been speculation that his recent form could earn him a one-year extension. Yet while his future remains uncertain, Toure is just happy to have been able to contribute again. Toure, a £16million signing from Arsenal in 2009, said: “I feel very good at the moment. I’ve had the chance recently to play more and I’m really enjoying being able to give my best for my team. “Everyone around me and all my team- mates have helped me a lot, and that’s very important. Every time I have played for City, I just give 100 per cent – for me the main thing is just to work hard.” Kolo Toure never lost belief in his ability after slipping down the pecking order at Manchester City, the defender has said.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth’s Jack Weeks notches 100th win

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img Ellsworth’s Jack Weeks wrestles Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Malloy in the 138-pound championship at Saturday’s home tournament. Weeks pinned Malloy for his 100th-career win. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth wrestling coaches rush to the center of the mat to hug Jack Weeks and present him with a trophy after the Ellsworth senior’s 100th-career win at Saturday’s home tournament. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBucksport’s Matt Stewart looks to the scoreboard in the 160-pound championship match against Ellsworth’s Connor Petros at Saturday’s tournament at Ellsworth. Steward lost 9-5 and finished the day 2-1. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth’s Robert Banner pins Cameron Cookson of Foxcroft Academy in a 126-pound match at Saturday’s home tournament. Banner finished the day 2-1. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth’s Tyler Hardwick wrestles Jacob Hesseltine of Dexter in a 160-match at Saturday’s home tournament. Hardwick won 9-3 and finished the day 4-1, with his only loss coming from teammate and 160-pound champion Connor Petros. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12345PreviousNextELLSWORTH — Ellsworth wrestler Jack Weeks notched his 100th win of his career in the 138-pound championship at Saturday’s Ellsworth High School tournament.“One hundred wins is the standard for measuring wrestling excellence in the state of Maine,” Ellsworth coach J.F. Burns said. “By far, we give out the nicest award for this achievement.”After Weeks pinned Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Malloy to take first place, Ellsworth assistant coach Travis Hardison rushed to the center of the mat to present the senior wrestler with a trophy.Other Ellsworth wrestlers who took first at the tournament included Peyton Cole at 132 pounds and Connor Petros at 160 pounds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the finals, Cole beat Nicholas Hallowell of Calais 11-0, and Petros beat Matthew Stewart of Bucksport 9-5.Ellsworth’s Josh Wright, Harry Larrabee and Tyler Hardwick took third in their respective weight classes.In the consolation finals, Wright beat Connor Johnson of Foxcroft 1-0 at 132 pounds, Larrabee pinned Brody Boynton of Bucksport at 138 pounds and Hardwick beat Wilder Young of MDI 6-5 at 160 pounds.The other weight classes were conducted in a round robin tournament style, where all wrestlers wrestled at least three times.At 126 pounds, Ellsworth’s Robert Banner completed the day with a winning record of 2-1.At 152 pounds, Ellsworth junior Dagan Berenyi went 4-0 for the day, including a win over Foxcroft Academy senior Brooks Law — a two-time Class C state champion and last year’s Class B state runner-up at 138 pounds. Berenyi — last year’s Class B state champion at 132 pounds — lost in the pair’s earlier matchup this season, but was able to pin Law this time.“The victory for Dagan is redemption for a one-point Christmas Tournament loss to Brooks,” Burns said.At 170 pounds, Ellsworth’s Trent Goodman also went 4-0. Teammate Jeff Weeks went 3-1, with his only loss coming against Goodman.At 195 and 220 pounds, Bucksport’s K.P. Hilaire pinned all three of his opponents to finish the day undefeated. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more