Here are the 8 people who died in the helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPayton ChesterThe 13-year-old from Newport Beach had been a member of the Mambas for some time. She was in eighth grade at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School.John AltobelliResidence: Newport BeachThe 56-year-old was traveling with his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa. Better known as “Coach Alto,” he was in his 28th season coaching baseball at Orange Coast College.Keri AltobelliThe Newport Beach mother of two and step-mother of one, was traveling with her husband, John, and daughter Alyssa.Alyssa AltobelliThe Newport Beach 13-year-old was a member of the Mambas. She was an eighth grader at Ensign Intermediate. Orange County is mourning the loss of nine residents who died when the helicopter crash Sunday morning. Click on the links to learn a little bit more about each person.Kobe BryantThe 41-year-old Los Angeles Lakers legend who lived in Newport Beach was flying with his daughter to a basketball tournament.Gianna BryantThe 13-year-old from Newport Beach, who was nicknamed Gigi, was flying with her father, Kobe, to a basketball tournament. She was point guard for the Orange County-based Mambas, an elite travel basketball team. Gianna  was in the eighth grade.Sarah ChesterThe 45-year-old Newport Beach mother of three was flying in the helicopter with her daughter, Payton. She was an alum of La Serna High School. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Ara ZobayanThe Huntington Beach 50-year-old was piloting the helicopter. He often flew Bryant as a private pilot and was also an instructor.Christina MauserThe 38-year-old from Huntington Beach was a coach at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar and Bryant’s top assistant coach on the Mambas. She leaves behind husband, Matt, and their children.We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by subscribing here.Sign up for the Purple and Bold newsletter for complete Lakers coverage delivered 3 days a week. Subscribe here.last_img read more

Generation of FC Sarajevo: They became the most successful in the History (gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]The generation that brought the first trophy to maroon team in the history of the season 1966/67, played the final Cup of Marshal Tito, played with the famous Manchester United in the Champions League back then. Their great performances inspired fans to sing: “Two Boskos’ at two corners, Musemija in the middle do not worry for winning.”Jersey of FC Sarajevo were wearing following players: Ibrahim Sirco, Mirsad Fazlagic, Fuad Muzurovic, Sead Jasenkovic, Milenko Bajic, Fahrudin Prljaca, Bosko Prodanovic, Sreten Siljkut, Vahidin Musemic, Stjepan Blazevic, Bosko Antic, Dragan Vujanovic, Boro Beatovic, Anton Mandic, Sreten Dilberovic, Osman Maglajlija, Miodrag Makic, Asim Ferhatovic, Svetozar Vujovic and Refik Muftic.In that season, the team from Kosevo qualified for the finals of the Cup of Marshal Tito. The finals for the first time was played outside Belgrade – it was played in Split.Fazlagic discovered why this generation is to be remembered and why maroon team was so successful. He was the captain of the national team at the time.“Team from Kosevo was giving 8 players to the national teams. It says a lot about the strength of the team. It has the captain of Yugoslavia, which was the youngest in the history of the national team. That generation had two players who were among the best in 50 years of sports daily ‘Sport’ in Belgrade. Dragan Dzajic was the first, I was at the second place, while Svetozar Vujovic was on the third place. Indeed, it shows the quality of FC Sarajevo back then. Players who were born between 1941 and 1944 were playing back then. Six or seven of them started their career in a young team of Sarajevo. We were led by Asim Ferhatovic Hase who was a great man. He was helping us. We all respected him for love and relationship with us. He did not like shouting at young players, he was giving us a great support,” concluded Fazlagic.Football was played to do make some difference, to talk about it. This glorious generation of maroon team is worth of attention and deserves ‘thumbs up’. This generation will be remembered as the most successful one, at least until further notice. They were winning in great style.(Source: read more

Senior Flyers hope to close the gap on Spirit River tonight

first_imgTrailing the Spirit River Rangers by three points with four games to go, the task is tough for the Fort St. John Senior Flyers if they hope to catch them in the standings. The good news for Fort St. John is that they control their own destiny in catching Spirit River as two of those four games are against the Rangers, one of those being tonight in Spirit River.Fort St. John is coming off an easy victory over the winless Grimshaw Huskies which they took 9-2. Meanwhile in their last game Spirit River defeated Manning 7-1.After tonight’s game the Flyers will make their way to Grimshaw on Saturday night. The next home game for Fort St. John will be the final regular season home game against Spirit River on February 5.- Advertisement –last_img