31 May
2020

Arthurs, Joy Named to 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

first_imgCoSIDA ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – Sophomore defender Carli Arthurs of Stephen F. Austin was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team while junior forward Kaitlyn Joy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earned a Second Team selection, the organization announced Thursday. Joy also holds a perfect 4.00 mark with a major in environmental science. The junior defender from Dripping Springs, Texas, helped pace the Islanders to their most successful season in program history. A&M-Corpus Christi advanced to the postseason this year for just the second time since its inaugural 2013 season. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in December. Arthurs holds a 4.00 grade point average with a major in mathematics. She is the only member of the District 7 team with a perfect GPA. She helped the Ladyjacks to a runner-up finish at the 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, earning all-tournament distinction along with honorable mention all-conference after the regular season. The Ladyjacks finished the season ranked first in conference play in goals allowed (eight) and goals against average (.72) and ranked second with six shutouts in 11 Southland contests.last_img read more

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31 May
2020

First Pitch Tuesday for 2018 Southland Softball Tournament

first_imgThe tournament features the league’s top eight teams for the first time in 30 years, switching from a six-team format, and begins with a four-team first round Tuesday between the bottom four seeds. The winners of the first two games will join the top four Southland teams in a traditional six-team, double-elimination bracket for the remainder of the tourney. No. 6 Abilene Christian WildcatsAbilene Christian makes its Southland Conference Tournament debut in its first season eligible since transitioning to Division I. The Wildcats produced an All-Conference First Team selection in senior Hannah Null, who has tossed 213.1 innings so far this season and striking out 187 batters in 39 appearances. They also are one of two teams this year to have a four-time all-conference selection as senior Peyton Hedrick was voted onto the second team at shortstop. Designated Player Alyson Bishoff and outfielder Donelle Johnson also earned third team selections. They will challenge No. 7 Northwestern State at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Games 1-11 will be streamed live on the Southland Digital Network with Richard Dow, Bruce Merchant and Tony Taglavore sharing play-by-play duties. The games will be available via southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps. Coverage shifts to the ESPN family of networks for the championship round. Game 12 will be televised nationwide on ESPNU with Lincoln Rose and former Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kati Morse on the call. If Game 13 is necessary, action will move to ESPN3. In both cases, streaming coverage is available from WatchESPN.com and ESPN apps. No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana LionsSoutheastern Louisiana returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015 on a record year for the program, setting its season-season school record for overall and conference victories. The Lions lead the nation in stolen bases and broke their program’s record for runs (294), triples (18) and hits (50). SLU picked up a second-team All-Conference selection in Kinsey Nichols and third-team honorees in third baseman Mahalia Gibson, outfielder Ali McCoy and pitcher Rachel Hayes. They take on the winner of No. 5 Central Arkansas and No. 8 Sam Houston State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Nicholls claimed its first regular-season title since 1996 and enter the tournament as the top-seeded team. The Colonels are coming off a tournament final appearance in 2017. After missing out on the postseason last year, Stephen F. Austin won the Southland West Division title and the No. 2 seed. No. 1 Nicholls ColonelsNicholls last lifted the Southland Tournament trophy in 1997, picking up a consecutive championship after winning the title in 1996 to complete the regular season and tournament sweep. The Colonels are backed by Pitcher of the Year Megan Landry, Freshman of the Year Jewel Lara and Newcomer of the Year Kali Clement. Coach of the Year Angel Santiago also saw his squad garner three additional first-team all-conference selections, another second-team member and a third-team honoree. The team led the league in batting average (.323) and earned run average (2.23) and will start its 2018 tournament campaign Wednesday at 11 a.m. Back-to-back tournament champion McNeese enters this week as the No. 3 seed and searches for the tournament three-peat. The Cowgirls would become the first Southland school to win three consecutive tournament championships. No. 8 Sam Houston State BearkatsSam Houston State needed a sweep in the last series of the regular season to clinch the final spot in the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament. Junior pitcher Lindsey McLeod paces the team, earning an All-Conference Second Team nod for her work in the circle this season. The junior from Austin, Texas, led the league in strikeouts with 201, ringing up at least 10 strikeouts seven times this year. Sam Houston enters the tournament with the highest fielding percentage in league games (.975). No. 2 Stephen F. Austin LadyjacksStephen F. Austin will enjoy a day one break in the tournament before its first pitch Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Ladyjacks are led by First-Team All-Conference selection Amber Landry, a senior third baseman from Ponchatoula, La., and second-team members Taylor Fraccastoro and pitcher Makayla Sikes. Landry owned a .320 batting average with 54 hits and a team-high 45 RBIs. Fraccastoro is the top slugger for SFA with a .592 average while Sikes has the third-best ERA in the conference at 2.11. No. 5 Central Arkansas BearsCentral Arkansas opens the tournament with an 11 a.m. elimination contest against Sam Houston State. The Bears have three all-conference members in second baseman Libby Morris, first baseman Kaylyn Shepherd and right fielder Morgan Felts. Each of them earned third team honors. UCA heads into Lake Charles following a series win over Northwestern State this past weekend. The team is searching for its first tournament championship since 2015. TOURNAMENT CENTRALLAKE CHARLES, La. – The 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament starts Tuesday at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La., hosted by McNeese. No. 3 McNeeses CowgirlsAlthough falling short of its third-straight regular season championship, McNeese still had another strong season in the diamond. Erika Piancastelli won her fourth Player of the Year award along with her fourth Hitter of the Year award. The Cowgirls also garnered three other first-team all-conference selections. The team ranks first in Southland action for slugging percentage (.523), on base percentage (.427), runs scored (167) and home runs (28). They will await the winner between No. 6 Abilene Christian and No. 7 Northwestern State for a 6:30 p.m. game tomorrow. No. 7 Northwestern State Lady DemonsNorthwestern State first have to get through the opening round elimination game against No. 6 Abilene Christian to continue its hopes of winning its first tournament title since doing so in 2013 and 2014. The Lady Demons took two of three when the two teams met earlier this year. Sophomore catcher Emma Hawthorne goes into Tuesday’s game coming off a career-high six RBIs in Saturday’s regular season finale against Central Arkansas. The Lady Demons earned All-Conference selections in first team second baseman Cayla Jones, second team outfielder Sidney Salmans and third team utility player Kaitlyn St. Clair.last_img read more

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31 May
2020

Northwestern State Wins First Ever Southland Baseball Tournament Title

first_img2018 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team A line drive RBI single by Luke Watson then sent Lagreco home. The outfield throw made its way back home with time to spare but catcher Beau Bratton had his eyes trained on Watson advancing to second and failed to see Lagreco coming down the baseline, making the score 7-5 Demons going into the bottom of the seventh. At the top of the second, a walk loaded the bases for the Demons with no outs, after which a Sam Taylor RBI single deep to right field scored two runs to tie the game at 2-2. A sac bunt then ground out to shortstop saw two outs put on the board but also a run scored as NSU took a 3-2 lead. Bryan Warzek’s last pitch of the game then saw a throwing error past first base bring Taylor home for Northwestern State’s fourth run of the inning. The deadlock was broken atop the seventh inning when Player of the Year David Fry drove a solo homer well into the left field stands to put the Demons up 6-5 with no outs on the board. J.P. Lagreco nearly notched a solo round tripper of his own with one out, registering a long double to the left center field wall.BSB: Fry cemented his title as #SouthlandStrong Tournament MVP with home run in top 7th. It’d be the game-winning RBI. @NSUDemonsBSB took 6-5 lead over UNO. #ChangeIt #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/N7FBrc4HTL— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 27, 2018 Both sides were held scoreless through the eighth and top of the ninth, so the Privateers headed to the bottom of the ninth facing a two-run deficit. At the bottom of the fifth, the bases loaded with the tying runs for UNO with two outs and Veillon at the plate. The junior ripped an RBI single to center field, advancing to second on the throw and plating two runs to pull within one run. On the next at-bat with a 2-1 count, a passed ball went behind home to bring home the tying run in. A fly out ended the inning as the two sides went to the sixth tied at 5-5. With two outs, Darren Willis managed a single base hit and advanced to second on a wild pitch, but it was as close as New Orleans would get as Collin Morrill grounded out to second base on a full count to secure the victory for Northwestern State.BSB: And here’s the out @NSUDemonsBSB student-athletes, coaches and fans will remember for the rest of their lives. For the first time, NSU wins the #SouthlandStrong tournament championship. #ChangeIt pic.twitter.com/MwFAcLgVUN— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 27, 2018 Regionals for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship are scheduled for June 1-4 on 16 campus sites. At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advance to the Super Regionals, held June 8-10 or June 9-11 on eight campus sites. At each site, two teams play in a best-of-three tournament format. The winners from each site advance to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Position:David Fry, Northwestern State (MVP)Orynn Veillon, New OrleansGrant Buck, Houston BaptistBrady Bell, NichollsBeau Bratton, New OrleansEthan Valdez, NichollsLuke Watson, Northwestern StateRiley McKnight, Sam Houston StateJake Pulcheon, Houston Baptist New Orleans struck first again with a booming triple to center field from Orynn Veillon to score Collin Morrill, followed by a wild pitch that Veillon took advantage of to sprint home for a 2-0 Privateer lead in the bottom of the first.BSB: @Privateers_BSB’s Veillon added to his all-tournament résumé with RBI triple in bottom 1st. That gave UNO an early 1-0 lead. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/Efpd9LGRNr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 27, 2018 Pitchers:Kyle Arjona, New OrleansCorey Gaconi, Southeastern LouisianaCayden Hatcher, Nicholls Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – The third-seeded Northwestern State Demons took home their first ever Southland Conference Tournament championship Saturday night behind a 7-5 victory over New Orleans at Constellation Field. The Demons plated seven runs on 10 hits, coming back from two runs down and breaking a late tie to pull away for the Privateers for the 2018 title. The 2018 NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS) will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., from June 16-26/27. The bracket and selections for the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be announced Monday, May 28 on ESPNU at 11 a.m. CT. The NCAA field consists of 64 teams – 31 automatic qualifiers and 33 at-large selections. Sixteen teams will be seeded and each of the seeded teams will be placed at one of the regional sites. The Demons capitalized on multiple Privateer errors in the top of the fourth after a wild pitch and two straight errors put them up 5-2.last_img read more

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26 May
2020

Ryan Pini hits the pool today

first_imgPini will compete in the 50m backstroke alongside team mates Nathan Nades and Peter Pokawin.Three other events will also take place.The 100m freestyle, will see Anna – Lisa Mopio-Jane, Savannah Tkatchenko and Barbara Vali – Skelton compete.In the 200m freestyle will see Sam Seghers, Stanford Kawale and Bobby Akunaii take the pool.last_img

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26 May
2020

Tigers into Cup finals by 1 point

first_imgLae’s trusted man David Loko did wonders for the Stanley Tepend coached side when he put a field goal between the uprights in extra time.This match was supposed to have been played on Sunday but was postponed to yesterday due to a heavy downpour all day.Before a packed crowd at Lae League Oval yesterday, both sides put their bodies on the line for the win.Muruks went to the break leading 10-6. At full time, the scores were tied at 10 all, forcing the game into extra time when Loko booted the golden point to claim victory for his team.Muruks are now out of the race, while Tigers will take the road to Kundiawa for the major semi final against the TNA Simbu Lions on Sunday.Meanwhile, the 2014 champions Kemele Hela Wigmen defeated Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles 14-8 in Mendi last Sunday. Wigmen will now proceed to meet the Agmark Rabaul Gurias in Kokopo on Sunday. The Grand final of the 2015 Digicel Cup will be played next Sunday in Port Moresbylast_img read more

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26 May
2020

Lions poised to ravage Gurias

first_imgLions coach, Hans Kaybing says for his team to bring the Digicel Cup back to Simbu, it will be simply to just get the basics right.“It’s nothing new. We’re going to play simple. Our training has gone well all of this week and we’re running on a full tank ready to go,” said Kaybing. Kaybing said his team knows what to expect from the Gurias tomorrow and have learnt a lot from their last encounter with the Gurias last month. The Gurias won 34-6.“With the Gurias, you can’t just stand around and wait for them because if you give them any gap, they’re fast and will make you pay.”“We have a young side and are less experienced than the Gurias but my boys want it bad,” said Kaybing.He urged all the Lions supporters from all over the country and especially in Port Moresby to get behind the Lions and rally them home to a win.last_img read more

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14 May
2020

AFE and LaLiga do not admit Arturo Vidal’s complaint to Barcelona

first_imgThe participant would have to undergo abnormal justice to attempt to winHe has already joined the coaching together with his teammatesThe debt of two.four million is known to be a private interpretation On December 27, Arturo Vidal shocked by one other certainly one of his lengthy listing of extra-sports performances. The midfielder denounced earlier than the AFE-LaLiga fee a default of virtually two and a half million final season so he understood that he had fulfilled the targets set.A transparent gesture in opposition to the membership during which it nonetheless stays, which was additionally thought-about a pulse for forcing a attainable exit throughout this winter market. Nevertheless, the fee itself has determined to dismiss Vidal’s declare because it considers it a “private interpretation” of the participant and not one thing stipulated in his contract. Thus, he gave the rationale to the allegations of Barcelona that stipulated that the Chilean had performed 60% of the conferences however not with sufficient minutes in a big a part of them (greater than 45).An essential revulsive participant for Ernesto Valverde, Inter Milan’s curiosity in taking on its companies may have helped sue Barcelona. A complaint that’s already paralyzed and if Vidal needs it to prosper should go to the abnormal courts. In the mean time, no person pronounces in Can Barça and the midfielder is within the plans of the return to LaLiga. Picture: Reuterscenter_img The nonetheless participant of Barcelona Arturo Vidal has already joined with the remainder of his teammates after having fun with the Christmas holidays. Nevertheless, the Chilean has obtained a tough blow within the controversy he created when he denounced the membership culé final week for the default of two.four million euros. The blended fee fashioned by AFE and LaLiga has not admitted their declare to course of and the participant solely has to go by the abnormal route if he needs to win the lawsuit.last_img read more

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14 May
2020

Benzema slows Jovic

first_imgWith the Dominican called off, the question is whether he will bet on Benzema. If you don’t risk, Jovic will be the only option (with Rodrygo’s permission). The Serbian would have the option of claiming (He only has one goal in the League against Leganés). The Hispanic-Dominican seeks to take minutes in what is being his first season in Spain. Benzema’s responsibilityThe greatest weight of the scoring aspect lies with Benzema (he has 16 goals). The Frenchman has scored ten more than his pursuer: Rodrygo (6). Not even the midfielder revolution can beat Karim. Modric, Kroos, Casemiro and Valverde are taking gallons in terms of so many made. Among them they made 13 goals and contribute 26% of the team’s weight in the scoring facet. The only player who was fully available earlier this week was Mariano. Jovic dragged discomfort from an annoying chafing on one foot. Also, Benzema continued to recover from a fibrillar microrroture. But yesterday, the Serbian already trained normally and, in addition, Karim completed a good part of the session with the group. The Frenchman has trained on the list instead of Mariano. Benzema is here. The importance of Karim (makes 32% of Real Madrid goals) is vital. To date, he has played 90.17% of the minutes. Although he returns from his fibrillar microrroture lesion, the Frenchman points to ownership.last_img read more

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14 May
2020

With Abelardo the permanence accounts go well

first_imgtwoGetafe12 9Celta Vigo6 fifteenEibar5 10Valladolid6 6Spanish8 Count Espanyol in the future, devising even a plan B in case the most painful scenario is confirmed: the descent. Check out the team, now that he has finally won at Cornellà. And he counts the fans, looking again and again at the calendar in search of a magic formula that makes him see the light of permanence. To everyone’s joy, even the most pessimistic, the accounts come out for the first time throughout the season.The ‘guilty’ of such a turn is none other than Abelardo Fernández, obviously boosted by the goals of Raúl de Tomás. Five days brings the coach to the front of Espanyol, in which only five teams have added more (Real Madrid, Getafe, Villarreal, Barcelona and Valencia) in a LaLiga classification in which the parakeets would be sixth, with eight points, by six from Celta, five from Leganés and three from Mallorca, its direct rivals in this relentless struggle for salvation. A sixth virtual place, Europa League positions, which contrasts with the red lantern that it occupied in the previous days, with such distance from its rivals that it still maintains it today. elevenReal society6 4Barcelona10 twentyAthletic Club3 12Pomegranate6 3Villarreal10 14Seville5 16Osasuna5center_img In any case, and as it is logical, it will be difficult for Espanyol to maintain a score index as high as the one it has achieved so far Abelardo, who gets 53 percent of the points in Game. In a full season, that would mean ending it with 60. In fact it is about more than triple what his predecessor, Pablo Machín averaged, who added five points in ten days, what would be 19 in a full league. And a little better, although not much, was the baggage of the first coach of the course, David Gallego, since he brought those five points together in eight days. Or what is the same, I would have closed the course in 24. Those who expect Espanyol add from here to the end.Classification last five days 13Betis5 But the dynamics has naturally changed. If the current projection is maintained in the remaining 15 days, I would end up adding 24 more points, that is, that LaLiga would end with 42 points, that is, saved. And with slack. Because in its trend of these last five days, Celta for example would accumulate 18 more points until reaching 38, Leganés would get another 15 and conclude the course with 33, while Mallorca would only add another nine, to finish with 27. He would even get into the fight for the permanence of an Eibar which now has 24 points, but in this projection it would end with 39. 5Valencia9 oneReal Madridfifteen 17Leganés5 Pos.Equipmentpoints 7Alaves8 8Atlético de Madrid7 19Majorca3 18I raised3last_img read more

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14 May
2020

Reinier arrives in Madrid

first_imgReinier’s immediate future is in Castilla. Without chips available in the first team, the club enrolled him in the subsidiary, where he will take number 19 on his back. Until the end of the season you will have the opportunity to play at least 13 games under Raul (the subsidiary is four points from the playoff). After the commitment of this Sunday (12.00) against Rayo Majadahonda, the next game of Castilla will be on Sunday 23 against Sanse (17:00) at Alfredo Di Stéfano. An option for his debut. The last brazilian pearl already is in Madrid. Reinier Jesus (18 years old) landed in the capital this Saturday first thing in the morning in a flight from Rio de Janeiro after enjoying some days off after playing the Pre-Olympic with Brazil. The player will be hoy in the Bernabéu to witness the league match against Celta (21:00, Movistar LaLiga). Although his long start is not yet confirmed, everything suggests that next week he will be the pprotagonist on the grass of the white coliseum for its official presentation as a new Real Madrid player. Several dates are being considered at the beginning of the coming week. The program Jugglers de La Sexta reported that the act will be held on Tuesday 18. Reinier will be able to join full performance to work with his colleagues immediately. Arrive with a rhythm of competition on the legs having participated in six games with the U-23 team of Brazil in the tournament in which the Verdeamarela He got the ticket for the Tokyo Olympics.last_img read more

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