Arkansas State’s Huren Grabs November Bowler of the Month

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Arkansas State’s Julia Huren is the Southland Bowling League’s November Bowler of the Month, the league announced Thursday.Huren capped an impressive stretch throughout the month of November, helping the Red Wolves to a pair of top-three team finishes. The senior knocked down 207 strikes throughout the month and ranked third in the league for traditional frame average (21.31). Huren and the Red Wolves have completed their fall season and will return to the lanes for the Columbia 300 Saints Invite in Chesterfield, Mo. (Jan. 24-26).The award marks the first of her career for Huren.November 2019 Bowler of the Month: Julia Huren, Arkansas State – Sr. – Westland, Mich.Huren earned all-tournament honors at the Track Kat Klash Tournament after knocking down 1,064 pins for an impressive 212.80 average. She also earned all-tournament honors at the UMES Hawk classic by taking down 1,089 pins for a 217.80 average. She earned a top-10 finish at the SFA Ladyjack classic when she took down 1,043 pins for a 208.60 average. Huren finished in the top-five in two of the Red Wolves tournaments and top-10 in all three of Arkansas State’s November events.Honorable Mention: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana Tech; Lynne Fishler, Sam Houston State; Isabelle Lee, Tulane; Alexis Roof, Valparaiso.Southland Bowlers of the Month are voted upon by the league’s sports information directors. Voting for one’s own bowler is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Twenty #SouthlandStrong Memories From The Past Decade

first_imgNo. 16The 2017 New Orleans baseball team swept intrastate rival LSU in two regular-season games. In the first meeting in New Orleans, the Privateers won 11-8. The following month when they met in Baton Rouge, UNO came out on top once again in a 7-4 decision. LSU won the 2017 SEC Championship and finished No. 2 nationally that season. No. 18The 2018 UIW Football squad made history under first-year head coach Eric Morris. The Cardinals earned 2018 Southland co-champion honors after being picked last in the preseason poll. UIW also earned its first FCS postseason berth in school history. With the impressive turnaround from a 1-10 season in 2017, Morris was named Southland Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the national Eddie Robinson Award. Seven student-athletes received all-conference honors and QB Jon Copeland was named the Southland Freshman of the Year. No. 20  On Feb. 26, 2010, the NCAA announced that Frisco, Texas, would become the new site for the Division I Football Championship Game for the next three seasons.  The Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Group hosted its first FCS title game on Jan. 7, 2011, with Vice President Joe Biden in attendance. The Southland Conference staff and partners are now preparing to host our 10th consecutive championship on Jan. 11, 2020, at Toyota Stadium, with more to come in the future. No. 13Nicholls football opened its 2018 season with a 26-23 overtime win at Kansas for the Southland Conference’s first win over a Power 5 FBS program. The Colonel defense held KU to just 56 yards rushing yards and got the winning score on a 4-yard touchdown run by QB Chase Fourcade. No. 17The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s men’s tennis team won its sixth-straight Conference title in 2013, setting a record for most consecutive crowns. The Islanders then went on to win two more for eight in a row. Coach Steve Moore was named Southland Coach of the Year during each year of that stretch and earned 2013 ITA Texas Coach of the Year honors from his peers, an award that includes every Division I coach in Texas. No. 14The Lamar women’s soccer team set a grand total of 26 school records and Southland marks during the 2019 season, capping it off with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Conference Player of the Year Lucy Ashworth broke the school record for most points in a game with 10, while Ashworth and teammate Esther Okoronkwo broke the record for most goals in a game (4). The pair also set records in the Southland Conference tournament, including Okoronkwo’s 13 points in the tourney. No. 12McNeese’s Erika Piancastelli became the first softball player in Southland Conference history to earn the league’s Player of the Year honor four straight years. One of the most prolific softball players in Southland history, she became only the third to do so in any Southland sport, joining women’s basketball player Eun Jun Lee (1983-86) and Lamar men’s golfer Chris Stroud (2001-04). Piancastelli broke five Southland career records during her senior season: home runs, hits, RBIs, runs scored and total bases. She also earned her fourth consecutive Hitter of the Year award in 2018. — #SouthlandStrong — No. 15Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, UIW & New Orleans each officially joined the Southland Conference on July 2, 2013. HBU was the first membership announcement made on Nov. 11, 2011. The Conference revealed the other three in August 2012. Abilene Christian was making its return to the league as ACU was a charter member of the Southland Conference from 1963-73. As 2020 approaches, we thought we would share some of our favorite #SouthlandStrong moments and accomplishments over the past decade throughout the Southland Conference. We feature championships, win streaks, upsets and more in the 2010s! There’s so much to highlight! What have we missed? What is your favorite?center_img No. 11For the first time in Southland history, three teams (Central Arkansas, Nicholls & Southeastern Louisiana) played in the second round of the 2019 FCS Postseason. Southland co-champion UCA was awarded the No. 8 overall seed and received a bye to host Illinois State. Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana hosted and won first-round games against North Dakota (24-6) and Villanova (45-44), respectively, to advance to the second round.No. 10On Feb. 27, 2019, Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs’ set the NCAA career steals record with her 625th steal in a win over Houston Baptist. She broke the previous NCAA mark that had been intact for nearly 25 years. The Cardinal guard earned her record seventh Southland Player of the Week honor following her performance and was named the Student-Athlete of the Year. She closed out her career with 643 steals. No. 9After setting 11 Southland and 10 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision passing records, Stephen F. Austin student-athlete Jeremy Moses is named the recipient of The Sports Network’s Walter Payton Award, given annually to the best player in the FCS.  Moses becomes the first Southland student-athlete to win the Payton Award. No. 19Sam Houston golfer Will Holcomb advanced to the semifinals of 2019 US Amateur at Pinehurst. He was awarded the Silver Medal by the USGA. It was the second year in a row that he qualified for the U.S. Amateur. Earlier in the Spring, Holcomb was named Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year and was a first-team All-Conference selection during his junior season after leading the Bearkats to a Southland men’s golf championship and a trip to the 2019 NCAA Regionals. No. 8Sam Houston advanced to two FCS National Championships in 2011 and 2012. In front of one of the largest crowds in Bowers Stadium history, the Sam Houston football team beat Montana in the semifinals of the playoffs to advance to their first national championship in school history. Timothy Flanders rushed for 287 yards as the Kats knocked off the Grizzlies 31-28.No. 7The 2018-19 Abilene Christian men’s and women’s basketball teams earned berths to the NCAA Championships in just their second season of Division I eligibility. Men’s Tournament MVP Jaren Lewis scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in the title win for the second-seeded Wildcats. The ACU women then followed suit by holding off a furious rally from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a 69-68 thriller to earn its NCAA bid. No. 1Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball defeated #1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils’ 150-game non-conference home win streak, on Nov. 26, 2019. It is not the first time the Lumberjacks have been the underdog and come out victorious as they defeated No. 3 seed West Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and No. 5 VCU in the 2014 Tournament. No. 2Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe earned the Walter Payton Award in back-to-back seasons (2016 and 2017). He became just the second two-time recipient of national award, joining Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards in 2008 and 2009. Briscoe threw for 9,605 yards and 102 touchdowns in his two Payton Award seasons. No. 6When Stephen F. Austin defeated Southland Bowling League affiliate member Vanderbilt in the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship, it was the league’s third national championship since it began sponsoring the sport in 2015. Vanderbilt earned the national crown in 2018 and SFA also won the title in 2016 and was national runner-up in 2015.No. 5Houston Baptist won the 2015 Southland Baseball Championship with an NCAA record four-straight complete game performances. Senior Curtis Jones pitched nine scoreless innings for the Huskies in the title game to shutout Sam Houston State, 6-0, and claim their first Southland baseball championship and advance to their first NCAA Tournament. No. 4More baseball success as Sam Houston State became the first Southland team to advance to an NCAA Super Regional in 2017. The Bearkats fought off elimination twice before defeating Texas Tech in Game 7 of the Lubbock Regional to advance to the Super Regionals.No. 3Four Track & Field National Champions have been crowned from the Southland Conference in this decade. Most recently was Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels claiming the 2019 Indoor Long Jump title. Southeastern Louisiana’s Alex Young earned her award in 2016 in the Weight Throw. SFA’s Demi Payne (2015 Pole Vault) and NSU’s Trecey Rew (2011 Discus) took home their titles following NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.last_img read more

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SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “I didn’t think he was going that quick unless he is just that fast of a horse, but he was well within himself the whole way. He was on cruise control. He gave me a nice kick down the lane. I was loaded from the word go, but he was nice and relaxed even though it was a fast time. That was fun.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL D’AMATO, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “This horse runs really well fresh. We gave him lots of time to recover from Del Mar last year and he came back a nice, fresh, happy, healthy horse. When he’s like that, he’s unstoppable. Drayden said he was pricking his ears out there and just doing it really comfortably. I think he is a good miler, but down the hill he is a force to be reckoned with.”OWNER QUOTESNICK ALEXANDER, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER:: “He’s a cool horse. He’s had high suspensories pretty much his whole life (explaining his seven-month absence). The Cal-bred program is the only thing that keeps us in business. Between the maiden bonuses, and being protected in the first allowance conditions, being able to run against nothing but Cal-breds, the breeders’ awards, the stallion awards. It makes a difference between profit and loss every year.“He’s very special for us. He’s had is problems along the line and unfortunately we lost his mare a couple of years ago, we think he may be a pretty good stallion . . . I would like to say thank you to Carrie and Frank back at the ranch and all the rest of the crew who took such good care of him when he was laid up, awesome job.”NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Nick Alexander.Nick Alexander’s Pee Wee Reese and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

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New Zealand Football to lodge appeal over expulsion from Olympic qualification tournament

first_imgFollowing a 2-0 semi-final win against Vanuatu on Friday (July 10), New Zealand’s opponents protested the eligibility of South African-born Deklan Wynne.The protest was upheld at a disciplinary hearing Sunday as Vanuatu were handed a 3-0 walkover, putting them through to the final against Fiji later in the day. Vanuatu lost 4-3 on penalties here following a goalless draw after extra-time at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.The OFC Disciplinary Committee ruled Wynne was ineligible to compete due to him acquiring a new nationality under Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.New Zealand Football insisted it was not aware of the disciplinary hearing, claiming they had been told the matter would be referred to FIFA.They also claimed to have taken advice from the OFC on the rules for the competition and received confirmation of the eligibility of the squad from the Pacific Games Council in advance of the tournament.New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin confirmed today the national body will be lodging a formal appeal. “New Zealand Football has acted in good faith at all times and we would have expected any issues on player eligibility to have been raised in advance, through the process we were given, so that they could have been dealt with properly in a timely fashion,” said Martin.“Our lawyers are working on the appeal currently and are reviewing both the process followed and the OFC Disciplinary Committee’s interpretation of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes and how this has been applied in similar cases.”New Zealand Football are due to reveal more details at a press conference in Auckland tomorrow. Wynne has already represented New Zealand at under-20 and senior level after becoming a naturalised Kiwi.The left-back, 20, who was not born in the country and does not have a New Zealand parent or grandparent, would have to have lived in the country for five years from the age of 18 to be eligible, but is not old enough to have done so.“It is a highly regrettable situation particularly for the athletes concerned,” a New Zealand Olympic Committee spokesperson told insidethegames.last_img read more

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PNGFA yet to select team for OFC Nations Cup

first_imgPNG Football Association has confirmed that it is yet to announce a squad.The majority of the players will be selected from the Telikom National Soccer League competition which is currently underway.PNG has been placed in Group A with Tahiti, Samoa and New Caledonia.PNG will play its first match against New Caledonia on 28 May and the second match will be against Tahiti on 31 May and then Samoa on 4 June.Group B consists of Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.The top two in each pool will proceed to semi-finals on 8 June and into the finals on 11 June.All matches will be played at the Bisini Soccer Grounds with night games yet to be confirmed.The top 3 in each pool will proceed to the OFC 3rd stage Home and Away of FIFA WC 2018 qualifiers.last_img read more

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Bougainville advances in soccer

first_imgBougainville Soccer Federation President, Justin Helele was interviewed by PNG Loop and said soccer is taking a foothold, but other codes needed to follow the same way.“We are now giving advice to ABG members and other interested stakeholders about the code which is rapidly expanding here right now.” Helele said.Helele who is responsible for taking the Bougainville soccer team to Zurich Switzerland, and also attended the Logo unveiling of the under 20 women’s world logo unveiling (to inspire to excel) in Port Moresby, is now a major player  in tournament organisations.“The only national member who enquired for technical support was the Member for North Bougainville Louta Atoi. We ran a tournament in Buka at the Hutjena oval and then another one in Nissan Island, in North Bougainville,”  Helele said.  “The ABG member who approached us was the Member for Haku Robert Tulsa who purchased some equipment. He said.“We have already written and finalised a structure for soccer here on Bougainville and we want all other codes to follow. Our structure will be officially presented to the ABG parliament by the Member for Haku to the Bougainville Executive Council,” Helele said.Soccer on Bougainville has been a very popular sport before the crisis, and with the FIFA involvement it has now moved to an advanced stage.“We are selling soccer equipment’s here in Buka which are FIFA certified  which you won’t find anywhere else,” Helele said.Picture: The recent soccer tournament  sponsored  by Lauta Atoi.last_img read more

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Talisman Fede Valverde

first_imgTo this performance is added that Valverde has turned out to be a talisman: He has been a starter 13 times and Madrid does not know what it is to lose if he comes out in the starting lineup. He was not present at the start in the defeats against PSG and Mallorca. Add eight wins and five draws from the initial team and with him the Madrid has scored 30 goals (2.3 per game) and received only six (0.46 per game). Or what is the same: with Valverde in the eleven, Madrid scores more, fits less and, although it can be more decisive, at least it is not defeated. Fede Valverde started the season with difficulties to enter the calls (He stayed out on the first day of LaLiga, against Celta) and has ended up being undisputed to Zidane, that the Uruguayan admirer confesses: “He is a modern player, he always advances, he always wants the ball, he has an impressive route, and not only in attack, he does the same in defense as well. He’s doing well, I’m glad for him. He is playing because he deserves it. ”last_img read more

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Dani García is a rock

first_imgThus, its regularity amazes and its presence is indisputable. According to the rojiblancas statistics account @DatAthle, Dani García is the fourth Athletic player in this century to complete the first round without missing a single minute. No one had achieved it since Iraola did it in the 2010-11 campaign. The other two had been Leisure (2008-09) and Karanka (2003-04). His feat in this League can only be matched on this day by the defenders Pau Torres (Villarreal), Kiko Olivas (Valladolid) and Valjent (Mallorca). Dani García meets his second season in Athletic, after arriving from Eibar Libre. It ends its link with the Biscayan club in 2022 and its performance already enters through the eyes of several suitors. Neither injuries nor cards have been with him. Moreover, in Pizjuán he played with the threat of completing a warning cycle, but Zumárraga knew how to keep himself without his performance being affected. And that is another facet in which his game has also evolved this season. Last season he saw 13 cards in 29 games, nine in the first round. This season is still going to the limit, the rivals know it well, but at 29 years old, their maturity and reading have been refined in LaLiga during their second season in Athletic. The middle gives body to the now third least thrashed team in the championship and, with the ball, has been finding the necessary pause to engage its momentum in the core. It is handled in almost 82% of good passes. Athletic started a point of Pizjuán in a high-flying game. They could be all three, but Lopetegui’s asserted their growing second half. Those of Garitano stifled Sevilla in the first part with an intense staging in enemy territory. The incidence of Banega had to be annulled and they fulfilled it anchored to a Dani García who is unstoppable. The midfielder linked the 19 games of the first round without missing a single minute.last_img read more

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Abelardo pulls veterania: the average age rises to 28.7 years

first_imgIt is curious, at the same time as paradoxical, that the most inexperienced player in First is the most decisive. Raúl de Tomás has barely participated in 37 games at his 25 years, although their numbers are terrifying: 18 goals. Cabrera, who only accumulates 66 matches in First, is also the safest defender So far, with the guarantee of helping to maintain the zero goal for the first time in the RCDE Stadium The last Sunday. Roca, Embarba and Jonathan Calleri do not reach those 100 matches either.The previous courser, without going any further, the average age It was close to the current one, with 28.1 years Players like Diego López, Sergio García (35) and Esteban Granero (31) were in charge of compensate the prominence of young people. Mario Hermoso, Óscar Melendo, Borja Iglesias or Roca himself were well below those figures. With more youth, Espanyol also managed to get out of its loop of negative results and manage to finish seventh. Whether younger or more adult, the whole of Abelardo sails at a good pace towards the port of salvation. EI football is topical manido, and one of the most widespread is to pull veterania to get out of complex situations, like the one that Espanyol has lived since the season began and entered swampy terrain. Abelardo Fernández is also clear about that premise, and the average age of the alignments has grown ostensibly. Players under 25 years like Adrià Pedrosa, Lluís López, Matías Vargas, Víctor Gómez, Pol Lozano, Fernando Calero or Víctor Campuzano have hardly counted for the Asturian coach so far, a statement of intentions. Bet for Javi Lopez in the right is another one of the cotton tests.The average age from the usual lineups Abelardo has grown up to 28.7 years old, with Diego Lopez such as older (38) Y Marc Roca becoming the Benjamin (23). Among them, they accumulate more than 1,500 matches in First: the starting player prototype already has 139 matches in the top category, which is equivalent to at least four seasons participating regularly. He has no novels this Espanyol. The consolidation of players like the captain (33) and Dídac Vilà (30) on the sides or the signings of Leandro Cabrera (28) and Adrián Embarba (27) also respond to this policy.last_img read more

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There will be more than 400 troops for the security of Getafe-Ajax

first_imgThe Government Delegation in Madrid will activate a security device on the occasion of the round of 16 match of the Europa League between Getafe and Ajax in Amsterdam, which will take place this Thursday at 6:55 p.m. at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium, informed the department that José Manuel Franco directs in a press release.More than 400 troops will participate in this operation: 200 from the National Police, 14 from the Local Police, 150 Getafe guards and 50 people from the medical device, among members of Samur and a health company of Getafe. This match is considered high risk, so security will be reinforced around the stadium Coliseum Alfonso Pérez de Getafe. The Government Delegation will coordinate the security aspects related to this round of 16 football match of the Europa League for which Some 1,043 Ajax fans are expected to attend, who are scheduled to arrive in the capital between Wednesday afternoon and tomorrow. Thus, viewers are recommended to go to the stadium in advance.last_img read more

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