UWF Edged by No. 17 Rollins in NCAA Regional

first_imgUWF Edged by No. 17 Rollins in NCAA Regional Emily Burge (Photo by Ron Besser) Sharecenter_img HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A walk-off RBI single by center fielder Monica Meadows gave No. 17 Rollins a 3-2 win over the West Florida softball team in the NCAA South Regional opening round hosted by Alabama-Huntsville on Friday.  The Argonauts will face Miles College in an elimination game scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday morning.Junior right-hander Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern), the Gulf South Conference East Division Pitcher of the Year, is now 23-8 after taking the loss for UWF (41-17).  Nicole Anderson, the Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Year, improved to 27-5 in the victory for Rollins (47-8).Rollins took a 2-0 lead after runs in the second and third inning off Lafrance.  The first came on an errant throw on a sacrifice bunt attempt in the second inning, scoring a runner from second base.  The Tars extended their lead to two on a solo homerun by catcher Christine Roser in the third.UWF rallied for two runs in the fourth to tie the score, starting with a leadoff double by senior catcher Kristee Wheeler (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Jr. College/Escambia HS).  Lafrance then singled the runner to third with one out, and senior designated player Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) drove in both runners with a double to the left field wall to tie the game at two.After two scoreless innings, the game remained tied entering the seventh.  Burge led off the top of the inning and drew a walk, but she was retired at second base on an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt attempt.  Anderson then struck out a batter and induced a groundout to end the UWF rally.In the bottom of the seventh, Rollins third baseman Rachel Almengual was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.  Right fielder Rachel Foster got a bunt down to advance the runner to second, and with two outs, Meadows brought in the go-ahead run with a hit through the left side.Lafrance allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and no walks through her six and two thirds innings.  She fanned five batters along the way.  Freshman third baseman Amber Ingram led the Argonauts at the plate, hitting 2-4.Anderson tallied 13 strikeouts for Rollins, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks through seven innings.UWF will face elimination against Miles College, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, at 10:00 am on Saturday.  The schedule of the tournament was shifted due to expected rain in the Huntsville area.For more information on the tournament, including weather-related updates, fans can visit the tournament home page online at www.UAHChargers.com.  Fans can follow all of the action live through live stats and an audio broadcast at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Lineup changes may be coming for the Cavs ahead of Game 2

first_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersIndiana PacersKevin LoveLebron JamesNBATyronn Lue Ashley Bastock INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– Lineup changes may be in store for the Cavaliers as they head into Game 2 of their opening round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.“We’re looking at it but I’m not going to talk about it,” head coach Tyronn Lue said after Monday’s practice  when asked about potential changes. Some of that may be forced, as Lue pointed out. Kyle Korver played just four minutes yesterday. He has been dealing with foot soreness, but according to Lue, Korver was also sick yesterday and was excused from Monday’s practice as a result. Then there’s George Hill, who sustained a back injury taking a hard screen from Trevor Booker in Game 1. So it’s definitely a possibility that Lue will have to start “chopping down” (his words) that 10-man rotation.It’s also a possibility that we could see different guys getting more minutes. Tristan Thompson played just two minutes on Sunday in garbage time. JR Smith was somewhat of a bright spot, scoring 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. The biggest advantage to playing either Thompson or Smith, who had arguably their worst regular seasons as members of the Cavs this year, is the experience factor. They are two of four remaining players who made that championship run two years ago.“We’ve been talking about it as a staff,” Lue said. “I just know those guys have been through everything with us the last four years and we won a championship, went to three finals. Tristan and JR played a big part of that. We understand that and trust me, we know that.”On JR and Tristan in playoff situations: We’ve been talking about it as a staff. I just know those guys have been through everything with us the last four years and we won a championship, went to three finals. Tristan and J.R. played a big part of that. We understand that. pic.twitter.com/VGOEpxEm7N— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) April 16, 2018Of course, lineup changes or not, the Cavs had a pretty abysmal offensive night overall on Sunday. It was their second lowest point total of the season, they shot just 30-of-78 from the field and hit just eight 3-pointers. They coughed the ball up 16 times for 20 points, and had just 21 team assists.LeBron James didn’t even take a shot until there was 1:25 remaining in the first quarter, while Kevin Love shot just eight times in 34 minutes. Jeff Green missed all seven of his shots.Lue said on Monday that he talked with both of the Cavs’ leaders about their offensive aggressiveness.“He has to be aggressive and set the tone early,” he said of James. “We talked about that today, also. Just being aggressive early, setting the tone, especially for these new guys, bringing these guys along. He understood that but once again, he’s always a guy trying to get his teammates off early, get them guys going, then try to feel the game out. But be ready to set a tone Game 2.”When it comes to Love’s play, the biggest thing Lue said the Cavs will need more of is Love exploiting smaller defenders inside.“He’s got smaller guys on him and he’s floating out to the 3, he’s got to demand the ball in the post,” Lue said. “He said he has to be more aggressive. They’re trying to be physical with him on his post-ups but he’s seen that a lot of times before. We’ve gotta do a better job of getting it to him. They’re playing a hard three quarters so our guards gotta be able to deliver the ball on target, and has to be aggressive when he gets it.”Lue on Kevin Love: He’s got to demand the ball in the post. He said he has to be more aggressive. pic.twitter.com/TiuH3AwHgL— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) April 16, 2018Overall, being smart and aggressive on offense is the biggest takeaway for the Cavs heading into Game 2 on Wednesday night.“We’ll play a lot better,” Rodney Hood said. “I know we can’t play any worse than we did. We’ve just got to take care of the ball, get good shots. I think defensively we did a solid job, but I think offensively we can’t give them any ammo to come at us.”center_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

The Wright View | Thompson needs a breather

first_img“It takes cash to care” and “money makes the mare run”, are different sayings that try to emphasise the importance of money in the pursuit of success. It is true that to continue to be successful, in any sport, money is king. In different sports around the world, we now see that the richer clubs, teams, or countries tend to dominate a particular sport in the long term. There are, however, periods when the “little” man or poor athlete seems to defy the odds and becomes successful. However, as success after success becomes more associated with money, there appears to be a change, wherein collecting more and more money becomes more important than everything else. The ‘rich’ clubs, schools, individuals all seem to morph into sources of income, and in doing so, forget the very essence of what made them successful in the first place. Our double Olympic Champion, Elaine Thompson (ET), has been performing exceptionally well since the beginning of the 2017 athletics season. We are told, and do believe, that the main aim of our world-class sprinter this year is success in the World Championships, to be held in London in August of this year. Another possible aim seems to be winning the top prize in the Diamond League series of races. Fourteen races are scheduled this year, and to date, three have already been completed: Doha in Qatar, Shanghai in China, and Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. ET has competed in all three, including the World relays in The Bahamas, and the Jamaican International Invitational here at home. Every time our champion and World Championship favourite has run, she has given her all. She runs as fast as she can, doing herself, and her country proud, and we must never forget, earning well-needed foreign exchange for herself and her support staff. Hours in an airplane, hours training and always running through to the end of her races, regardless of how far the competition is behind her. Our champion is focused. TAXING SCHEDULE The World Relays took place in the Bahamas on April 22 and 23, the meet in Doha on May 5, the race in Qatar on May 13; the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston on May 20, and the race in Eugene on May 27. Is that not a taxing schedule? How does the body of a female athlete recover from travelling for hours in an airplane, training, and running at full speed week after week after week? No one can successfully question her coach, who has guided other female track and field athletes to international success and glory, peaking at the right time in order to dazzle the world with world-leading times year after year. But at some stage, medical knowledge and experience MUST count and advice sought and implemented. ET ran a season best 21.98 in Eugene last Saturday, but discerning eyes saw what appeared to be a troubling lack of early speed and a failure to shift gears in the straight when faced with the speed of Torie Bowie and Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Some of us believe that our ET was tired and needed a rest. In fact, after victory in Jamaica in 22.09, our sprint queen told a local interviewer that she was “tired”. Questioning the tactics of a legendary coach with a résumé of success as long as the North Coast Highway is not to be encouraged, but maybe, just maybe, medical advice may be instructive on the way to victory in London in August. The loss of fourth-ranked Jamaica to twelfth-ranked Barbados in the final match of a three Test series that ended even, still rankles Jamaican netball fans. This was made worse by the statement made by Netball Jamaica’s president suggesting that the series of matches was to assist Barbados in improving their chances of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games. After listening to comments from our new coach, before the loss to Barbados, I am reminded of a quote from Eddie Robinson, a famous American Football coach. He said: “Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.” If Jamaica could have won, they should have won! Good luck coach! As the great Winston Nevers said: “We have to support you. You are the coach of the Sunshine Girls.”last_img read more

Neuer injures hand, out of Leverkusen game

first_imgMUNICH (AP):Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen today.Bayern said the 32-year-old goalkeeper injured his right hand in training on Friday and is remaining in Munich rather than travelling with the squad.Bayern, the six-time defending champion, did not give the extent of Neuer’s injury, nor an indication of how many games he will miss. Reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich will play in his place.Niko Kovac’s team are six points behind Borussia Dortmund and need a win in Leverkusen to keep the pressure on the league leaders, who also face a tough away game on today at fifth-place Eintracht Frankfurt.Bayern are on a run of seven wins from seven league games.Leverkusen claimed their first win under new coach Peter Bosz last weekend.last_img read more

High school track and field: Airline’s Dart runner-up in 3,200 in state indoor meet

first_imgAirline sophomore Will Dart finished runner-up in the Division I 3,200-meter run in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Meet on Saturday at LSU.Dart ran a 9:56.19. Hunter Appleton of Brother Martin won in 9:40.67. Airline’s Taejon Morris finished third in the 800 in 2:01.68. Parkway’s Andrew Robinson was fifth in 2:01.85. Tyrell Hargrove of McKinley won in 2:00.68.The Airline foursome of Dart, Joshua Burns, Xavier Wilson and Morris took fourth in the 4X800 relay in 8:27.79. St. Paul’s won in 8:24.31. Airline finished sixth in the Division I team competition with 18 points. John Curtis won with 58.5.Parkway’s Jazz Rasouliyan finished fifth in the Division I girls 3,200 in 12:12.94. Lauren Hendry of St. Joseph’s won in 11:35.93.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Barcelona for strength test – NEWS 360 – SPORTS

first_imgBarcelona: The fight for the Barcelona Champions League, which had to give up the La Liga title this season, resumes today. Barcelona will face Italian club Napoli in the second quarter today at home. In the first quarter match in March, both teams were tied 1-1.English club Chelsea will face German club Bayern Munich in the second quarter today. Chelsea lost by three unanswered goals in the first quarter.Barcelona vs Napoli(Indian time from 12.30 pm)Despite a draw in the first quarter, Barcelona have the advantage of an away goal. Even with a goalless draw today, Barcelona can still reach the quarterfinals.The superstars, including Messi, were not satisfied with the team’s performance in La Liga. The players are angry with coach Quickie SetianA win in the Champions League is essential for Cetian’s survival.Barcelona will be joined by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic.Napoli are the seventh team to finish in the Italian Serie A.Chelsea vs Bayern Munich(From 12.30 pm)Bayern come into the German Bundesliga with the spirit of winning this time around. In the first quarter, Chelsea went on to win by three unanswered goals.Bayern are under a lot of pressure as they lost the home game in the second quarter. But they are also aiming for nothing less than success.Bayern’s top scorer in the Bundesliga this season is Polish striker Roberto Lewandowski, who has scored 34 goals. Leroy Sane, Coutinho, Thomas Mുള്ളller, Serge Gnabry and Manuel Neuer are all in the Bayern squad.Chelsea, who lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final yesterday, will not be able to cross the threshold set by Bayern in the first quarter. Chelsea’s goal is to score above three goals.Chelsea, coached by former Frank Lampard, are relying on the fine form of Oliver Giroud, Villain, Christian Pulisic, Tommy Abraham, Callum Hudson Odoi, Kovacic and Atpelikueta for amazing success.TV Live: On Sony Six and Ten Channelslast_img read more

Chase backing batsmen to close in on England’s 469/9 d

first_imgWest Indies all-rounder, Roston Chase is throwing his support being West Indies’ batsmen to home in on England’s 469 for 9 declared first innings total. Despite the imposing total, during a virtual press conference yesterday following the close of play on day two, Chase stated “I would never say 400 odd is beyond us with the quality of players we have and the way we played in the first game, this wicket is not as quick as the first innings so you have a little of time to adjust unlike the first innings where the ball was swinging around a bit so I’m backing our players to get 400 or even close to it to put England in a position and place to decide what they are going to do.”Chase posited that West Indies will need to take a page out of England’s book and approach the total with patience and grit. Chase namedropped Dominic Sibley who batted over nine hours while facing 372 balls and scoring 120. Sibley forged a 260-run fourth wicket partnership with Ben Stokes who made 176.“The approach is just to play each ball on its merit, take note of the English players, especially Sibley, how patient he was and allowed the bowlers to come into areas and scored, so it’s just for us to take that leaf from their book and play each ball on merit and when the opportunity comes to score, score and go about it the normal way, run hard between the wickets, I think that they ran really well between the wickets so that is something we can take from them as well and stay patient,” he noted. The Bajan all-rounder reckoned his side still did well to contain England from a bigger score.“Being out there for 160 overs usually teams would be showing a lot of signs of tiredness and waywardness but I thought although the English batters batted very well, we didn’t really let the game get away from us, we still kept the run rate under three runs which was our aim…and I thought that was good…I still thought we showed good energy out there, we made a few blunders in the field which is going to happen when you’re out there for that long,” he explained.Chase stood behind his captain, Jason Holder’s decision to bat first. He revealed that it was a collective decision following the conditions. “Looking at the conditions, I think the conditions played a big role in us deciding to bowl first, outside was very overcast and dark, and the lights were on before we even started so having the success we had in the first game, and everyone was down for the decision to bowl first,” he added.Nevertheless, Chase was instrumental in West Indies’ cause having bagged his second five-wicket haul in Test. His first also came against the same opposition last year in the Caribbean.Speaking on the emotions following his bowling performance, Chase admitted he likes to bowl to England stating, “yes, my second five-wicket haul following my eight-wicket haul in Barbados, I tend to do well against them even in 2017 when we toured I came up against them and got a few wickets although England is not really a place where spinners dominate. I still think I found a way to get some wickets and I’m happy about it.” The 28-year-old believed the conditions was a major factor in him performing well. He related, “I guess with the bad weather we had leading up to the Test match the pitch had a little bit of moisture early on so I thought that was what really helped the ball to spin that much so early on in the game but I thought the wicket, as the day went on the wicket got a little easier, the ball wasn’t spinning that much, wasn’t really spinning from straight early on as yesterday but it’s still a good wicket to bat on although you’re getting some spin.”However, with his success, it came with a toll on his body. He mentioned that his body was sore having bowled 44 overs in the innings but recommended “it’s just about managing your body, having that will power to come back…”last_img read more

Montezuma County hosts July 5 Jim Henry Memorial

first_imgCORTEZ, Colo. – The Saturday, July 5 Jim Henry Memorial follows regular weekly racing on Independence Day at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded both days. On Saturday, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $750 to win with 15 or more entries. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are guaranteed $500 to win, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods $300 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks $150 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts $80 to win.Entry fees for Saturday’s pill draw/redraw show are $25 for the Modifieds, $20 for Stock Cars and $10 for Southern SportMods.Pit gates at Cortez open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps follow the 7 p.m. drivers’ meeting with racing at approximately 8 p.m.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for ages four and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available by calling 505 419-2782.Henry had helped build the race track.last_img read more

Texas church shooting suspect’s history of abuse before the massacre

first_img Related Obtained by ABC News (SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas) — The man who allegedly killed 26 people and injured at least 20 others in a rural Texas church this weekend had a history of domestic and animal abuse, according to officials.Devin Kelley, 26, was named by law enforcement as the suspected shooter. He was found dead in his car after fleeing the scene of the shooting in Sutherland Springs Sunday morning.Texas law enforcement officials said Monday that the shooting was connected to a “domestic situation going on within [his extended] family,” which wouldn’t be a first for him.Kelley served in the Air Force from 2010 until 2014 and he left after receiving a bad conduct discharge, which is the second-lowest level of dismissal in the armed services.He was court-martialed in 2012 on charges of assault and aggravated assault on his spouse and a child, according to the Air Force. He was found guilty by a mixed jury of officers and enlisted personnel and began his military confinement at the Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar in California, outside San Diego, starting on Nov. 7, 2012. He was discharged from both his confinement and military service in May 2014.Kelley had been serving at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. He had been trained at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas and worked his way up to be a traffic maintenance apprentice at Holloman before he became a prisoner. The highest rank he achieved was as an Airman First Class (E-3), but as part of his conviction he was reduced in rank two grades to a Basic Airman (E-1).He also ran into trouble with the law as a civilian, according to court records, which indicate he was cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals in August 2014. Court records indicate that Colorado Springs police responded to a call after a woman said she saw Kelley repeatedly punch a dog with a closed fist. The citation was issued in Colorado and was dismissed after he completed deferred probation and paid restitution in 2016.Most recently, he was fired from a brief stint as a water park security guard this summer, his former employer said Monday.The company that owns Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas, a water park and resort about 35 miles north of the church, released a statement on Monday confirming that Kelley worked there this summer.“Devin Patrick Kelley worked briefly — 5 1/2 weeks — this summer at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels as a seasonal unarmed night security guard. His employment was terminated,” Winter Prosapio, the corporate director of communications at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort, wrote in a statement posted to the resort’s website.“All our security guards must pass a criminal background check through the Texas Department of Public Safety,” she continued.Prosapio declined to provide specifics about his firing. “He was not a good fit,” she told ABC News. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Texas, Florida among college football teams with most to prove in Week 7

first_imgMORE: Highlights from Saturday’s top-25 gamesOct. 12 has the feel of a Separation Saturday, involving five or six games between ranked teams from teams ranked in the AP Top 25. For favorites such as LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma, the stakes will be obvious.Here are the seven teams with the most to prove:Florida (6-0)Where: at LSUProve it: The Gators will be the SEC flavor of the week after beating Auburn in The Swamp, and Kyle Trask’s gutty performance is going to earn a lot of attention. Now, Florida can prove it truly belongs with Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the College Football Playoff conversation by winning at Death Valley. Florida won 16-10 in its last visit to LSU in 2016, and six of the last seven meetings have been decided by eight points or fewer. A victory here would give the Gators all kinds of momentum — and point a legitimate threat in Georgia’s direction in the SEC East.Texas (4-1)Where: vs. Oklahoma (Dallas)Prove it: The Longhorns were the “it” team of the preseason, and despite a loss to LSU are still very much alive in the Playoff hunt. The winning team in the Red River Rivalry has averaged 40 points per game over the last four meetings, and it figures to be a shootout between Sam Ehlinger and Jalen Hurts. The Longhorns likely would be eliminated from Playoff contention with a second loss, however, even if they get a rematch with the Sooners for the second time in a row in the Big 12 championship game. If Texas wants to live up to those preseason Playoff projections, then they will have to beat their storied rival once, maybe twice.MORE: OSU’s big-play KO of MSU a warning shot to Big TenIowa (4-1)Where: vs. Penn StateProve it: Iowa laid an egg in a 10-3 loss at Michigan, and a loss here would make it difficult to win the Big Ten West given the tests left on the schedule. The more immediate concern is beating Penn State. The Nittany Lions have won the last five meetings between the teams, and that includes two at Kinnick Stadium. The last two matchups have been heart-breaking losses for the Hawkeyes. Do they have enough to knock off an unbeaten Penn State team hasn’t allowed more than 13 points in a game this season?Michigan State (4-2)Where: at WisconsinProve it: The Spartans have lost twice, which likely knocks them out of Playoff consideration. A loss at Wisconsin would probably knock them out of the Big Ten race — and they still have matchups with Penn State and Michigan on the schedule. The Spartans and Badgers have split the last 10 meetings, and Michigan State won 16-13 in its last visit to Madison in 2012.Texas A&M (3-2)Where: vs. AlabamaProve it: The Aggies are taking steps in the right direction under Jimbo Fisher, but they have lost the two toughest games on the schedule and still have to go through Alabama, Georgia and LSU. What good is it to be the best five-loss team in the FBS? Since the legendary Johnny Manziel-led upset in 2012, the Crimson Tide have won the last six meetings by an average of 22.2 points per game. Kellen Mond has the Kyle Field advantage. Will it matter with No. 1 in town?MORE: Michigan still needs one big fix to its offenseUSC (3-2)Where: at Notre Dame Week 7 of the college football season might be the most loaded slate of games to date this season, and it only comes at the midpoint.There will be another top-10 showdown between Florida and LSU. The Red River Rivalry will take center stage in the Big 12 and Clemson will be back in action against Florida State in the ACC. Prove it: For all the talk about Clay Helton’s job status coming into the season, this game was circled as judgment day. USC has three wins, which is more than some critics would have expected, and the schedule does open up a bit after this game. Still, Notre Dame has won the last two meetings by an average of 21 points. USC hasn’t won in South Bend since 2011, and that was Lane Kiffin’s second season. Helton will take the heat if the Trojans don’t show up here, and the second half of the season might not matter as much at that point.Florida State (3-2)Where: at ClemsonProve it: The Seminoles had a bye week to prepare for Clemson and have taken steps in the right direction under second-year coach Willie Taggart. Now comes what used to be the best game in the ACC, and arguably the best game of the year. Before last year’s embarrassing 59-10 loss to Clemson, the three previous meetings had been decided by an average of 10 points per game. Florida State might have the second-most talent in the ACC on its roster. Will they show that at Death Valley?last_img read more