Technical director of Wolmer’s Boys Rudolph Speid said that his team is growing in confidence as the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup season progresses. This is after his team’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Tivoli Gardens in their top-of-the-table clash in Group A at Heroes Circle yesterday. Wolmer’s, who are last year’s beaten finalist, finished atop the group with 25 points, four ahead Tivoli. Speid said that he is now very close to finding his best starting eleven, and his players have been improving in training, so he is expecting great things from them for the remainder of the season. “We started the season with only three players returning from last year, so it was always going to be a work in progress,” said Speid. “But we actually decided that we were going to prepare the team week in, week out, so today (Monday) as you can see, I think we’re actually close to starting our best team,” Speid said. “We missed a lot of opportunities. If we had scored these, then the scoreline would have been a lot different,” he said. Speid added: “We are pretty confident going into the next round because we know that we might be playing one of the lesser teams based on our rankings. But as you know, you can’t take anything for granted, so what we are going to do is to ensure that we are more prepared than those teams and we should be okay.” Akeem Virgo scored the lone goal for Wolmer’s in the 48th minute. Virgo, who missed number of clear opportunities in the first half, arrived at the back post to fire home a powerful volley past Tivoli goalkeeper Khail Simpson. Tivoli Gardens’ coach Tommy Ricketts said that he was dissatisfied with his team’s efforts. “Our performance was a bit low because we have a few players that were missing and our performance wasn’t all that perfect,” said Ricketts. “We are still upbeat going into second round because we just have a few things that we need to get right,” he said. Yesterday’s results Group A Wolmer’s 1-0 Tivoli Gardens Group B Bridgeport 3-1 Mona Papine 0-1 Jamaica College Donald Quarrie 0-2 STATHS Group C Camperdown 2-1 Waterford Hydel 7-1 Meadowbrook Group D Tarrant 3-0 KTHS St Catherine 4-0 Vauxhall Group E Excelsior 9-1 Spanish Town Kingston College 6-0 Greater Portmore Ardenne 2-0 Norman Manley Group F Jose Marti 1-4 Holy Trinity Ascot 0-2 Clan Carthy Group G Jonathan Grant 6-0 Cedar Grove Charlie Smith 3-2 Eltham Calabar 10-0 Campion
Dexheimer had been a morning disc jockey on High Desert Broadcasting’s Radio Station KWJL before his illness. Dexheimer started playing the drums professionally at the age of 18 in Pasadena. After two years in the U.S. Army, he returned briefly to the Lockheed job he’d left behind when he was drafted. After only a few months, he took a layoff and returned to playing music. He amassed a private collection of the music played before, during and after the World War II years, more than 30,000 selections.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Local American Red Cross officials are looking for people’s reminisces about longtime Antelope Valley radio personality Loren Dexheimer for a fundraiser to aid American military personnel. A celebrity locally for his radio shows, as a jazz drummer and as a disc jockey, Dexheimer died in January 2005 at age 70. His widow Jean donated his large collection of vintage movies and music tapes to the Red Cross to benefit its services for military personnel, said Fran Stewart. The videotapes – which include Tom Mix and Roy Rogers vintage westerns – and audio cassette tapes – of big band music, jazz and other genres – are to be sold at a benefit sale March 10 and 11 at the Palmdale Red Cross office. The videotapes and music tapes will be put on display those days, with refreshments and photo collages and information about Dexheimer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In preparation for the event, Red Cross officials are collecting peoples’ memories about him. Red Cross officials said people can write down their reminisces in any format and make them as long or as short as they wish. The first six to make submissions will get prizes, Stewart said. Submissions can be mailed or delivered to the American Red Cross, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93550. For more information, call (661) 267-0650. Dexheimer was remembered at a separate event Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Bob Noval and his Big Band Orchestra presented their “Swingin’ Valentine” performance. A portion of the Lancaster concert proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in memory of Dexheimer, who had organized a 2001 big-band Valentine’s performance in Lancaster. Dexheimer died after battling throat and tongue cancer for more than two years. His death came a month after he received a lifetime achievement award at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.