Grigsby, Morton Voted Women’s Indoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgCentral Arkansas has concluded its regular season slate and next heads to Birmingham, Ala., for the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships from Feb. 21-22. The Bearkats close out their season this weekend on Friday and Saturday, sending competitors to both the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston and Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque. Southland Indoor Track & Field Weekly RecapFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior Camry Grigsby and Central Arkansas junior Logan Morton are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Camry Grigsby, Sam Houston State – Sr. – DeSoto, TexasIn the women’s 800m run at the Texas Tech Open, Grigsby took the top spot, turning in a time of 2:12.15, edging Arkansas freshman Ruth Wiggins by nearly a full second. She was also part of the women’s 4x400m relay team along with Teona Spivey, Kenaysia Dixon and Kodii Church that was nearly six seconds quicker than the rest of the field in claiming the event crown with a time of 3:47.46. Honorable Mention: Taylor Dunn, Central Arkansas; Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese. Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Logan Morton, Central Arkansas – Jr. – Cedarville, Ark.Morton scored in two events at the Southern Illinois Invitational, including the best Southland distance of the weekend in the long jump to finish third among 33 competitors with a mark of 19-03.25. She also registered an eighth-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 36-08.25. Honorable Mention: Alanna Arvie, McNeese. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Southland Football Players of the Week: Central Arkansas’ Hales, McNeese’s Livings, Sutton

first_imgThe junior defensive end’s productivity is even more notable given the game was his first back on the field after missing two contests due to injury. McNeese coaches originally planned to use Livings on third downs, but he was forced into full-time action after another defensive end exited with an injury. Hales and the Central Arkansas (3-2, 1-1 SLC) offense racked up big numbers in their 66-35 home win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. They now take to the road for a 2 p.m. tilt Saturday at Stephen F. Austin. The Cowboys (5-1, 4-0 SLC) remained perfect in league play with a 24-21 win over Abilene Christian in Lake Charles. McNeese is idle this week. The junior’s record-tying sack came on the final play of the game. The five sacks Saturday gives Livings 17.5 career sacks, placing him seventh all-time in McNeese history. His five tackles Saturday, to go with one assist, added up to 43 yards for losses on the night. For the second time in a row, a quarterback making his first collegiate start claims the league’s offensive honors in Hales after Sam Houston’s Ty Brock won the award last Monday. Livings reward comes on the heels of McNeese’s BJ Blunt wrapping up his second defensive award this season. They are joined by special teams winner and Cowboys teammate Cyron Sutton. Offensive Player of the Week: Luke Hales, Central Arkansas – R-Fr. – Quarterback – Greenwood, Ark.Hales first collegiate start began with a bang, throwing a 65-yard touchdown on his first career pass. Special Teams Player of the Week: Cyron Sutton, McNeese – So. – Punt Returner – New OrleansSutton made the most of his opportunity while filling in for injured Park Orgeron. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Luke Hales is the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while McNeese’s Chris Livings earns Defensive Player of the Week honors. Livings’ Cowboys teammate Cyron Sutton is named the Special Teams Player of the Week. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Hales began the season third on the team’s depth chart. Honorable Mention: Phillip Baptiste, UIWDefensive Players of the Week: Chris Livings, McNeese – Jr. – Defensive End – Lake Charles, La.Livings five sacks on Saturday tied the Southland Conference and McNeese single-game records and helped the Cowboys edge Abilene Christian 24-21. The redshirt freshman did not let up, completing 16 of 27 passes for 304 yards (19.0 per reception). His stat line included five touchdown tosses and another rushing. It electrified the Bears as they piled up 558 years of total offense and 66 points – the highest scoring output since UCA tallied 70 points in 2014. Honorable Mention: Darrius Montgomery, UIW; DJ Curtis, SHSU He fielded his first punt late in the game and scampered 73 yards for the score that put the Cowboys up by 10 points late in the fourth quarter and helped seal the three-point win. Sutton’s return is the 10th-longest punt return for a score in school history. Honorable Mention: Winston Jones, NichollsSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

HEAVILY FAVORED BELVOIR BAY DELIVERS IN SATURDAY’S $70,000 WISHING WELL STAKES AS SHE ROMPS BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO

first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED BELVOIR BAY DELIVERS IN SATURDAY’S $70,000 WISHING WELL STAKES AS SHE ROMPS BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON A ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 56.39 DUE TO RECENT RAINS, RACE IS SHIFTED FROM 6 ½ FURLONGS ON HILLSIDE TURF TO TURF OVAL ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2019)–Conditions were to order for heavily favored Belvoir Bay on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she dominated eight rivals in powering to a 4 ¾ length win in the $70,000 Wishing Well Stakes under Joel Rosario. Originally scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, the Wishing Well was transferred to five furlongs on the turf oval due to heavy recent rains.  Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller, the 6-year-old English-bred mare got the distance over a turf listed as “good” in 56.39.“I felt very confident,” said Rosario.  “She broke out of there very nice.  Gary (Barber) said ‘Let her do her thing, let her be happy,’ and she came with a tremendous run, it was easy.  She broke nice and was in-hand the whole time, she’s just the best.”A sharp 1 ¼ length winner of the Las Cienegas Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on a wet-fast main track on Jan. 12, Belvoir Bay was off at 3-5 and paid $3.40, $2.60 and $2.40.With the Wishing Well victory, the amazing Belvoir Bay collected her 10thcareer stakes win and her sixth win from nine starts over the Santa Anita turf.  With the winner’s share of $43,260, she increased her earnings to $685,787.  With 10 of her 11 wins coming on turf, Belvoir Bay now has an overall mark of 24-11-4-2.Although never a threat to the winner, longshot Lady Suebee kept to her task and finished second by 1 ¼ lengths over A Little Bit Me.  Ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, Lady Suebee was off at 14-1 and paid $7.80 and $7.40.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, A Little Bit Me was off at 9-1 and paid $4.20 to show.Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who was unseated shortly after the break aboard number one, Poster Girl, checked out 100 percent physically following the race, according to his agent, Brad Pegram.Fractions on the race were 22.02 and 44.82.Today’s Wishing Well Stakes was named in honor of the dam of 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence, who won that year’s Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic.last_img read more

Unfinished business for Lowe

first_imgPhoto by: RICKY WILSON/STUFF (Caption: Tasman winger James Lowe exploits a gap in Wellington’s defence) The experienced 44-game Tasman Makos winger starts a three-year contract with Irish club Leinster at the end of the Mitre 10 Cup rugby season, but he’s still guaranteed at least two more outings in the Makos’ strip.Lowe’s hoping to make it three. That would mean Tasman beating either Taranaki or Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup premiership semifinals ahead of a potential second consecutive final.Tasman cemented the fourth playoff spot following last Sunday’s impressive 31-18 win over Auckland at Trafalgar Park and now a formidable Counties-Manukau team looms in Pukekohe on Saturday to complete the regular season. And that’s where Lowe’s immediate focus lies.Lowe said that he’d be heading to Ireland “nine or 10 days” after Tasman’s last game. He’s put Leinster firmly in the back of his mind for the time being as there’s still a massive job ahead of Tasman over the coming weeks.”Nothing really changes, you can’t be thinking about the move too much,” Lowe said.”I guess it is a wee bit sad that [Sunday] was probably the last time I’ll play on Trafalgar Park for a while, but it’s not about me and how I’m feeling. As long as the team keeps on winning I’m happy.”I’m happy if I’m playing well but if the team keeps on winning, that’s what puts a smile on my face.”The now former Chiefs winger will be squaring off against several Super Rugby team-mates on Saturday and while Tasman are already through to the post season, he said that they won’t be lacking motivation.”Trust me, I look across their team and I’m friends with half of them and when you come up against friends, you want to smash them.”I was just in at the [Tasman] union [on Monday] getting some physio done and there was a lineout meeting going on … and it’s supposed to be our day off, so there’s definitely no let-up coming into this weekend.”It’s tough to win up there and they’ve got a lot of x-factor throughout their team as well. They’ve got some big Fijians and then you look at the likes of Tim Nanai-Williams and they’ve got the old head of Beaver [Stephen Donald] in the mix now, but hopefully Augustine [Pulu] isn’t playing, that’d do us a favour.”In form halfback Pulu was red-carded during Counties’ narrow win over Manawatu last Thursday so could be in doubt for Saturday’s clash. Still, after Sunday’s five tries to three win over Auckland in wet conditions, Lowe felt that Tasman were tracking nicely. “We’re happy with how we performed especially considering the conditions and you look at that Auckland team [and] there’s a lot of firepower. So we’re happy with how we went, but there’s certainly more in the tank.”I guesss there’s a bit of momentum starting to come, but we had a goal of making it into that top four and now we’ve made it so we’ll target this last game as something we can build off and set us up for the remainder of the competition.”Lowe’s trademark effervescent, high-energy approach remains a key factor in Tasman’s backline operation and along with halfback Billy Guyton, who celebrated his 50th game for Tasman on Sunday, provides the experience in a new-look back division.”I guess there was a wee bit of a transition phase where we were seeding a few of the young boys but they’ve come a long way and the expectations of them now are a lot higher considering that they’ve performed in certain games throughout the year.”They’ve come a long way and coming into the tail end of the season, that’s where we’ll see what they’re really made of.”It was great to see Bill get his 50th at the weekend and [flanker] Vernon [Fredericks] a couple of weeks ago, so the boys are in a good head space heading into these final weeks.”Currently in fourth place, Tasman could potentially still finish third.”I think Taranaki and Canterbury have that one and two spot, so it’s just between Harbour and us whether or not we go third or fourth. But it doesn’t really matter who you have to play or where you have to play, anything can happen in finals footy and we’re excited we get that opportunity.”We’ve been there; we’ve been to the big dance a couple of times now so hopefully we can get there this time.”last_img read more

Basketball tournament set for this weekend

first_imgThe basketball tournament will run for two months involving eight men teams and six women teams made up of Southern Flames Club players in the PNG Basketball League.The competition aims to keep the players fit in preparations leading up to the 2016 PMBL season.It will also give the opportunity to youths and other basketball players to be part of a mini competition which will run through to the festive season.Organiser of the tournament and founding president of the Southern Flames Club Kevin Teme explained that the tournament will also be used to scout for players.“All Flames Club players have been asked to form their own teams to take part in this tournament with prize money up for grabs.“I advise all players to bring in their best possible team to compete and those without a team are invited to join in with the respective teams,” he said.Teme confirmed that registration will be decided once the captains of the teams meet on Thursday.last_img read more

Simeone: “Give me the VAR; before there was not much justice”

first_imgHow good is Atlético Cup?As the Cup has always accustomed us. It is an important competition for all teams and we face it with the greatest enthusiasm like any competition we play. The Cultural is a very strong team at home, the best of the category in attack and we have to be attentive to your game. They are strong against the backlash and we will play with the illusion of moving forward.Do you like a single party more?We have to adapt to the decisions that are made. Thus it is much more entertaining and difficult for everyone, that we will have to demand in the house of the teams we face. There is no longer the comfort in quotes to be able to solve the game at home.What is the situation of Mono Burgos?They have known each other for 25 years, he is a friend, we have been together for 10 years and when he has to express what he is living and what will happen he will tell himself.He said that any team can beat them.If you analyze football in general, the last league cost us all. Granada played a great game against Barcelona, ​​suffering an expulsion, Madrid suffered to win Sevilla, Espanyol played a great game in Villarreal and won, Eibar against us … All teams are exposed to not high intensity to have the possibility with anyone. It happens to us and all the teams, where surely the second round is more demanding and there are more needs, it demands attention, concentration and what it takes to have regularity. Cavani’s relatives love him at Atlético.The only thing that worries me is the Copa del Rey match, we live from day to day and the results. Footballers who are not with us do not usually make appreciations about them.Are you ready to compete Vrsaljko?It is much better, it is growing, it will not participate tomorrow, but it is in a growth close to what we ask.Cavani wants to come to Atlético.Tomorrow is a very important game and from the coach’s side we want to worry about playing well or playing badly, but winning …Will you bet on Adam in the Cup?In every competition we play we bet on those who believe that we can get the most out of the game. Oblak has a blow from the Spanish Super Cup that is dragging and this time he will not travel and will have the opportunity Adam.What does João Félix play is a prize or a punishment?I did not expect that, to play a game can be a punishment. Playing any game with Atlético is an illusion and we have minutes to hopefully develop it in the best possible way.There is no VAR, do you prefer it?No, give me the VAR, which makes us see clearly where the errors are and then tell us what they want to tell us, but the errors are seen. There when they do not see each other and everything is in the air for or against … I prefer that the error of the VAR is still committed, but surely it is an improvement to have more justice, before there was not much justice. Simeone appeared at a press conference to discuss the news of Atlético de Madrid, focused on the Copa match against Cultural, of the round of 16.last_img read more

The Getafe de Bordalás is the best ever

first_imgThere is more data that can blush those who still cross out this defensive or spider team. Only once in the fifteen seasons that the Blues have been in the First Division, they had scored more goals than now. Only one more, 33 for the current 32 with Míchel on the bench. Then Manu del Moral was the top scorer of the team and remains the top filmmaker in the history in Primera. I have finished the season with nine goals, the same ones that Angel Rodríguez has already scored, who is chasing him on that historic table. Kill with seven seconds to perfection. Between both have scored half of the team’s goals in this League.Only five defeats conceded, less than ever. Many statistics in order that only corroborate what is evidence. This Getafe is the best ever, the most solvent, the most difficult to overcome. If last season he stayed for a day to enter the Champions League, this course seems again within reach. And that competing in Europe, where Ajax awaits. That tie is marked in red on the calendar of all the blue fans. Around 2,000 will be on the way back in the Amsterdam Arena and in the Coliseum a week before there will be a total full.But that’s a hobby thing. Bordalás insists on immediacy and this is no less exciting. On Saturday comes Valencia, a direct rival for the fourth place that visits the Coliseum for the first time since last year and controversial Cup qualifying a year ago. The phenomenon of Getafe de Bordalás has long since ceased to be casual. The azulones are being overcome every year from the arrival of the Alicante to the point that this season they are breaking all the records. The best Getafe in history, there is no doubt. It may be necessary to round it off with a world-famous feat and the tie that will face Ajax this month will be a glorious opportunity.With twenty-two days played, Getafe had never been in third place. After his triumph of carats in San Mamés only the two ocean liners of our football precede him in the classification. The team that plays the most in the opposite field and the one that passes the least needs to generate a goal chance, apart from being also the most effective. In the 2006-07 season, Schuster Getafe, who ended up playing the first Cup final, had 35 points, four less than now. It was the reference team of the Azulones fans until Bordalás arrived with his troop and in three and a half years he went from Second Division to fight for the Champions League.last_img read more

Bayern Munich ponders what to do with Thiago Alcántara

first_imgThiago is living a true resurrection as a footballer. His start of this new year 2020 is being a dream, with three goals scored in three games and performances that remember to his few, but not forgotten great nights at FC Barcelona and Bayern. It seems that Hansi Flick has managed to hit the key which has ended up causing an improvement of the Spanish midfielder in all facets of his performance that, at the same time, puts the German champion before a serious problem for next summer. Now more than ever, what to do with the leader of the medulla next to Joshua Kimmich.The reason is the contractual situation of Thiago. His agreement with the Allianz Arena as a whole expires in 2021, so the muniqueses mandamases must agree on the road map with the Hispanic-Brazilian player. On the one hand, the option to extend your contract is presented, which would lead to a significant salary increase that would place the Spanish international among the highest paid in Bayern. There is talk of 15 kilos per year. The other option would be to sell you and enter a significant amount to make use of it in a summer market that seems to be relatively expensive from a Bavarian point of view. Kai Havertz, one of the most sought-after pearls in the Bundesliga for which Bayer Leverkusen asks for a figure higher than one hundred million, and Leroy SanéGerman international Manchester City that will not go out for less, are the priorities of Bayern. Yes, Thiago’s moment on the grass can cause a change in Bayern’s thoughts. Thiago is very loved by the Allianz fans and is at his best since he landed in Munich just over six years ago, but what he wants will also have to be taken into account. According to numerous media, a march is planned at the end of the season. Everything is possible today.last_img read more

Barça will face a half-hearted San Paolo

first_imgThis afternoon tickets are still available in all sectors of the field except the two upper Curves. The prices of the tickets, the most expensive in the history of the club have taken their toll and will also make the environment of the stadium halfway. The ultras of Curve B, which made the song “a giorno all’improvviso” famous throughout the world, They announced with a statement that they gave up the event for prices “that seem like a punishment to the city”. Despite the enormous illusion for the arrival of Leo Messi, in San Paolo tonight the poster of everything sold will not be hung. Moreover, three hours after the kick-off, the tickets sold are far from the figures of the match with Real Madrid three years ago. According to the latest rumors, there will be around 42,000 Tifosi who will go to Fuorigrotta, almost 15,000 people less than those who filled the stadium for the Real Madrid showdown of 2017.last_img read more

Gutierrez: “It was our most complete match”

first_imgThe technician of Torrejón de Ardoz considers that before Deportivo they made their best encounter of the course both with and without the ball. “It has been the most complete match, both offensively and defensively. I am very proud of them. Hopefully this is the beginning of a good run.”, says the Almeria coach, who clarified that he left Sivera out of the call at the last minute because of discomfort in the neck dragged throughout the week.The Madrid does not take away anything of merit to the triumph of his own, with words of thanks parea his fans. “It seems that everything has gone face to face, but we have looked for it from the first minute. The support of the fans has been spectacular,” says Gutierrez. “In general, whenever a team has come to defend itself, it has cost us. Today has been the day that we have done better, looking for the gaps. The team has talent to play against and to have possession. We have done a very good read, “he concludes. Speech happy, but restrained by José María Gutiérrez, after winning six days later and four in the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games, where Almeria has been 299 without seeing goal, for the four of today. “The team was working very well and we needed a great game to believe it. It was a very good match, making him see Deportivo that we wanted to win from the initial minute. The first goal has given us peace of mind and the possibility of playing kickback, which is how the team feels more comfortable “, is the reading of the Gutierrez meeting.last_img read more