With a natural ability to lead, you would never know that this professional keeper is only 16-years-old and just signed a contract with Orange County Soccer Club.,“I coached in the academy level, I’ve coached youth soccer and now all the way up to the professional ranks and there’s a tremendous amount of talent out here.,Orange County is home to some of the ripest soccer talent in the country.,They are signing kids like Cervantes to contracts and fostering an environment where that talent can develop.,It is the equivalent of the minor leagues of Major League Soccer and is becoming a big ticket with homegrown talent.
WARWICK – Orange County could become a state leader in producing and researching a medically promising hemp chemical, if a local economic development agency has its way.,The Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s Accelerator recently announced plans to create a new $2.1 million branch focused on fostering the production of the hemp compound cannabidiol, or CBD, at the former state prison site in the Town of Warwick.,“We are getting in on the ground floor of creating a whole CBD industry with a full spectrum of jobs creating everything from food to nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, body and health care products,” said Vincent Cozzolino, managing director of the Orange County IDA and its Accelerator.,Orange County's CBD Accelerator will process hemp into CBD-rich oil and teach farmers and entrepreneurs about the hemp and CBD industries, Cozzolino said.,Warwick’s CBD Accelerator is “an opportunity to revitalize a New York farming industry that’s hurting,” McCauley said.
If you’re willing to bet on Kansas City’s future as an NBA city, there is a place to make that wager.,The online gambling site Bovada has listed this question: “If the New Orleans Pelicans are relocated before game 1 of the 2020-2021 which city will they be relocated to?”,Star player Anthony Davis has requested a trade from the Pelicans and apparently there is some doubt about the franchise’s future, at least at Bovada.,However, Rita Benson, who took ownership of the Pelicans last March after the death of her father, has made no mention of moving the team.,Sign Up and Save
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Washburn was pleased with the way his players started Wednesday’s game, and he noted that, while they kind gave up some things defensively, Orange was “coming off of a lot of momentum” after narrowly edging Western Albemarle in the game before.,On Friday, Powhatan was taking on a Louisa team that up to that point had just one loss: a recent 67-52 defeat to Western Albemarle.,Washburn was really pleased with the way that Powhatan started Friday’s game.,But Washburn added: “I thought that maybe we could’ve done a little bit more [in the first quarter] because as the quarter ran on, I thought we got some defensive stops but weren’t able to capitalize off those opportunities...even though it was a good quarter I thought it was a quarter that we could’ve even extended the lead more than we had...”
Louisa then started to heat up in the second quarter and capitalize on Powhatan’s misses.,Despite the loss, the Indians saw three players score in the double figures (Van Natter had 23 points, Chipper Ford had 15 and Williams had 12) and Washburn said his players did a really good job of limiting the Lions’ open looks.
Mild conditions and clear skies are in store Thursday for the Southland as the winds die down.Los Angeles and Orange counties, along with the valleys and Inland Empire, will see clear skies and highs in the mid-70s.,Beach communities will see sunny skies and mild temperatures in the low 70s.,Swells from the west will create 2-3 foot waves.Mountain areas will also see sunny and mild conditions with highs in the low 50s.,Deserts will be pleasant with highs in the mid-60s.
SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A suspect in the sexual assault of a woman at a bus bench in Santa Ana was arrested Thursday at his manufacturing job in Irvine, police say.,Nick Alvarez Hernandez, a 27 year-old resident of Santa Ana, was arrested for the attack that happened in the 1000 block of West MacArthur.,Erick Alvarez Hernandez (Photo via Santa Ana Police Department)
The suspect’s number 82 Dallas Cowboys jersey helped police track Hernandez down.,Without the help of the media and the community eventually we would have got this guy, but we got this guy in less than 48 hours,” said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, Santa Ana Police Department.,Hernandez was caught on security camera halfway between the bar and the bus stop minutes before the attack.
A cowboy hat is awarded to each of the winners at the Doc Buchanan Wrestling Invitational Tournament being held Friday and Saturday at Clovis High School.,Seven of the teams in the Orange County top 10 are sending wrestlers to The Doc B, including No. 2 Villa Park, No. 3 Esperanza, No. 4.,The top two teams in the state rankings, No. 1 Buchanan and No. 2 St. John Bosco, will be represented at The Doc B.
Cross sees The Doc B as the perfect tournament at the perfect time of the season.,Taking a look around Orange County high school sports:
A new state report shows that nearly 29,000 registered sex offenders and predators now reside in the state.,Orange County, home to Orlando, had the highest total number of sex offenders and predators in the state with 2,299.,Sex offenders and predators are people who have been convicted of certain sexual offenses.,Court designates certain offenders as sex “predators” if they are deemed an “extreme threat” to public safety because they have targeted children or engaged in physical violence against their victims.,Sex offenders and predators are required to register with the state.