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Panthers rout GDF 17-0 to win Trophy Stall 7’s Rugby title

first_imgTHE Panthers Rugby Club continued their dominance of local rugby, this time playing superb rugby to claim the Trophy Stall 7’s tournament yesterday, beating the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 17-0 at the National Park.It was their second title in the space of a week, having won the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 7’s Championship, and just like Sunday last, the Panthers played undefeated in the one-day tournament.Winger Ryan Dey picked up a Lance Adonis fumble and handed the Panthers a 5-0 advantage after scoring a try. Lloyd Anderson made good the conversion as the Panthers made it 7-0 and kept their paws on the pulse of the game.A nice play between Robert Skeete and Adonis resulted in speedster Osie McKenzie taking the scores to 12-0.Just before the end of the game, Rondell McArthur, the team’s captain, scored the game’s final try and the Panthers closed off the GDF 17-0.According to McArthur, the Panthers’ aim is to participate in the November’s International Club Championship in Barbados, and as such, they’re using the domestic tournaments as much-needed practice.The Panthers captain thanked his teammates for staying committed to the game, as they focus on being Guyana’s most dominant Rugby club.last_img read more

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Keck opens new stem cell research center on HSC

first_imgThe Keck School of Medicine welcomes the new Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research today with the grand opening of a $80-million, five-story building.The dedication ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include a ribbon cutting, speeches and tours following the celebration of the 87,500-square foot building located on the Health Sciences Campus.Keck School Dean Carmen Puliafito, USC President C.L. Max Nikias, State Sen. Gloria Romero, building donors Eli and Edythe Broad, and representatives from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will be present at the ceremony.The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a Los-Angeles based national philanthropy aiming to “advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts” according to its mission statement, donated $30 million toward the development of the building, in addition to CIRM’s $27-million gift. Additional donations for the building were made by private philanthropists.The building received a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation, the first LEED designation on the HSC. The structure earned its designation for its eco-friendly design, which incorporated a unique low-iron glass and an HVAC system that uses water instead of air for cooling.The center, which is the newest addition to the group of biomedical research centers on the HSC, will house three areas of study: stem cell, preclinical and clinical research.“Our goal in investing in this world-class center at USC is to create an integral hub for stem cell research in Southern California,” Eli Broad told Keck news. “This innovative building represents the infinite possibilities for medical discovery by researchers drawn from around the world.”last_img read more

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Syracuse turns to Hendrik Hilpert in mid-season goalkeeper switch

first_imgFollowing Syracuse’s 2-0 win over Colgate on Sept. 29, Hendrik Hilpert told coaches he was ready. Freshman goalkeeper Austin Aviza just wrapped up his third shutout of the season, and Hilpert spent the last two weeks practicing on his knees.A “high-octane” preseason battle between the two freshmen netminders lasted all of four days before Hilpert was sidelined with a tear in his quadriceps. Aviza was the impromptu victor, but Hilpert’s tryout was never resolved.Three days after signaling his health to SU’s coaches, the culminating moment of a dormant competition came after breakfast at the team hotel in Durham, North Carolina, just hours before kickoff against Duke on Friday.“The decision’s been made,” Hilpert recalled head coach Ian McIntyre telling him. “Go out and play. Help us win games.”Aviza sat for the first time in nine games against the Blue Devils. The goalkeeper switch came despite Aviza averaging one goal allowed — a mark Hilpert’s matched through his first two games.     AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcIntyre leaned on a coaching cliché — “game-to-game” — when asked about handling the goalkeeping situation. But the Orange’s head coach was adamant Hilpert needed experience, tipping him as the likely starter for No. 22 SU (8-2-1, 2-1-1 Atlantic Coast) when it travels to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to play No. 2 UNC (9-0-1, 4-0) on Saturday.The plan has been for the team to get Hilpert a look in goal, McIntyre said, but uncertainty looms as Aviza said he has “no clue” at the length of Hilpert’s starting window, and the freshmen split reps in practice.“I like situations when people put pressure on you,” Hilpert said. “I think I (have) a way to enjoy these situations. I’m not nervous, I try to see the opportunities.”With Aviza playing every minute between the posts in practice and games, Hilpert put up a façade of competition while injured. He kneeled on the sidelines during practice and had goalkeepers coach Matt Stith throw balls at his chest while Aviza fended off real shots.Stith was shocked at the rate at which Hilpert recovered, continuously taking balls straight to his chest without leaning to his left or right.“His technique is unbelievable,” Stith said. “I’ve never seen someone work as hard as he did to get back.”Hilpert boasts an equally strong left and right foot — a skill Stith dubbed “super sick” —, which Aviza said is unusual to see from a goalkeeper in American soccer. He works on his footing during games — shuffling his feet forward going to the left, then back and to the right, left again and then back right.He’s used the entire box to accumulate five saves through two starts, sprawling to his left to making a diving save against Albany on Tuesday. He leapt high to the right to deflect a booming shot from Duke destined for the upper-left corner — his first career save.Instead of describing the moment days later, Hilpert pulled out his phone to show off the video of the play his friends sent him. He smiled looking down at his phone screen, slyly remarking he was unsurprised he stopped the shot.“For him, it’s routine,” Stith said of Hilpert’s save. “For other goalkeepers, it’s not. He made it look so easy.“I’m sitting on my couch thinking like, ‘Damn.’”Hilpert brings versatility in net that perhaps Aviza lacked in the eyes of Syracuse’s coaches. The Orange ranks last in the ACC with 2.30 saves per game while allowing nearly three and a half shots on goal per game.The plan may have been to give Hilpert the season-opening nod in goal, but an early-season injury derailed that prospect. McIntyre maintains the competition is an open one, but it’s clear SU wants to see what Hilpert has to offer.“Maybe the easy decision is to go with Austin, but I have a lot of faith in both of our goalkeepers,” McIntyre said. “…The only way you’re ever going to get an opportunity is to play.” Comments Published on October 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Baseball enters 2016 season seeking redemption

first_imgAs the baseball team prepares to open its season this Friday, the loss to eventual national champion Virginia in the NCAA Regional Final still lingers. Yet, that extra-inning loss in Lake Elsinore has only provided more motivation for a talented Trojan roster.“The preparation [for 2016] began in the summer when we lost to Virginia,” junior catcher Jeremy Martinez said. “Everyone is going to remember that feeling.”The Trojans’ 24 returning players got to work over the summer and through the fall, and now, Martinez said the team was chomping at the bit to finally start the season.“A lot of guys came back in shape, a lot stronger, and a lot of pitchers came up with better velocity,” Martinez said. “So I think the preparation is there. Now it’s just time to showcase all that hard work.”Martinez is one member of a strong nucleus of players returning for the Trojans in 2016. Although USC will undoubtedly miss stalwarts such as Bobby Stahel, Garrett Stubbs and Dante Flores, who combined to account for over a third of USC’s hits in 2015, there is a wealth of returning talent both in the batting order and on the mound. Senior infielder AJ Ramirez and senior outfielder Timmy Robinson paced the team in home runs last year, swatting nine and seven, respectively. Pitching-wise, senior Marc Huberman earned six wins in 2015, while senior Kyle Davis tallied six saves (both figures led the team). In fact, two picks from the summer’s MLB First Year Player Draft return to USC this season, including Davis (29th round, Blue Jays). Senior pitcher Brent Wheatley was selected by the Oakland A’s in the 17th round.But regardless of how much talent the Trojans lost, or how much talent is returning, head coach Dan Hubbs simply wants his players to push themselves to improve.“They don’t have to replace those numbers,” Hubbs said. “They just have to continue to get better. All these guys are going to get more and more opportunities. We need them to be able to just do their thing.”Hubbs was also very happy with the less experienced players he called on to step up in place of the graduated and professional Trojans.“We think there’s a lot of talent there,” he said. “Whether they’re guys who were in the program who are now getting a bigger opportunity or the guys that are just coming in the program as freshmen.”USC looks forward to a tough schedule in 2016. The Trojans face long road trips for series at TCU, Oregon, Washington State and Arizona State, while Cal and Oregon State highlight this season’s home series. They will also compete in the annual Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic, taking on Oklahoma and Mississippi State at Dedeaux Field before battling archrival and defending Pac-12 champion UCLA at Chavez Ravine.The Trojans play nine of their first 11 games at home, including their first two games in the Classic, in series against North Dakota, Korean Baseball Organization franchise NC Dinos, and Wake Forest.USC was ranked No. 12 in the nation in this year’s D1 Baseball preseason rankings — the first time in a decade that the school has cracked the top 25 to start the year. Ask around the team, however, and there is very little fanfare or self-congratulation regarding the achievement.“We were unranked for the first three years, and then we’re ranked now,” Davis said. “I guess that’s kind of cool, but it really doesn’t mean much till the end of the year.”Hubbs agreed with his veteran pitcher. After all, his program has the most national championships in NCAA history.“The expectation at a place like USC is that you’re competing for a national title each and every year,” Hubbs said.Hubbs, who signed a multi-year deal over the offseason after an impressive first three years at the helm, was excited to see his team take the field in 2016.“As long as we play our game and do what we’re capable of doing, then I don’t think it matters who we play,” Hubbs said.For now, however, the team’s focus is squarely on its season opening series against North Dakota, which starts on Friday at Dedeaux Field. Kyle Davis will toe the rubber for the Trojans on Opening Day, and first pitch will be at 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Trojans seek important road win after UCLA upset

first_imgComing off of its biggest win of the season, an 84-76 victory over then-No. 8 UCLA at the Galen Center, USC will be tasked with traveling up north to take on Washington (9-12,  2-7) Wednesday night. Entering the Alaska Airlines Arena for its contest against the Huskies, USC and Washington are two programs heading in completely opposite directions. The Huskies are entering Wednesday night’s matchup in the midst of a three-game losing skid. Washington’s most recent loss came on Sunday against No. 5 Arizona, 77-66. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Trojans have won consecutive conference matchups and will enter their game against Washington just one week after topping a highly favored UCLA team at home. However, the Huskies do present a threat to USC. In Washington’s loss to Arizona this past weekend, freshman guard Markelle Fultz — one of the most touted players in the nation — finished with 16 points (8-of-23 shooting), nine rebounds and three assists. On Tuesday, Fultz was announced a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which is awarded to the top point guard in the country. Fultz is also on the midseason list for the Wooden Award, which is given annually to the top player in the nation. The leading scorer in the Pac-12, averaging 23.3 points per game (No. 6 nationally) this season, Fultz is the only player in the country to be averaging 20 points, six rebounds and six assists per game — and the Trojans are more than aware of the threat he poses.“[Fultz] is a great player at all three levels. He can score the ball well and gets his teammates involved,” junior guard Jordan McLaughlin said. “We’ve been practicing on keying in on him and knowing where he is at all times defensively.” Washington currently sitssecond-to-last in the Pac-12 standings, only ahead of an Oregon State team that is winless in conference play this season. However, eight of the Huskies’ nine total victories this season have come on their home floor at the Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington is 8-5 overall at home this season and 1-7 on the road. “We’ve just got to come in really prepared,” junior guard Elijah Stewart said. “We’ve got to make stops in transition, and make someone else on their team be an impact player.”Stewart’s one-handed putback slam against UCLA was one of the biggest highlights in the Trojans’ victory over the Bruins last Wednesday. Stewart finished the contest against UCLA with 15 points and three steals. Another emerging threat for USC is redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron, who was named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday for his 23-point effort off of the bench against the Bruins. In a career-best performance, Aaron shot 4-of-9 from beyond the arc to spur on the Trojans’ upset victory. “Big games, big stage, these are the types of games you want to perform well in,” Aaron said. Wednesday’s contest with Washington will mark the beginning of the end of conference play for USC; it has only nine Pac-12 games remaining on its schedule this season, including the tilt in Seattle. “[The Huskies] are scrappy, and they aren’t just going to let anyone walk in there and get a win,” McLaughlin said. “We’re just worried about focusing on the task at hand right now. Practicing, getting better, we just have tunnel vision right now.” After taking on Washington on the road, USC will remain in the state of Washington for its following contest against Washington State (11-10, 4-5) on Saturday.last_img read more

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Lawsuit-threatened company threatens media who reported lawsuit with lawsuit

first_imgAs news broke of Mobile Legends creators Shanghai Moonton Technology being on the back end of a lawsuit filed on Thursday, the company chose to publish a statement on their title’s Facebook page.Lambasting the media for publishing “unreal” reports, the strongly-worded announcement defends Moonton’s “independent intellectual property rights” and reassures its player base that they will continue to receive “the best gameplay experience”. The statement ends with a thinly-veiled threat at those who reported the details of Riot Games’ legal actions… with legal action.When news of Riot’s lawsuit broke on Reddit and social media, the general consensus was that Mobile Legends’  replication of League of Legends’ features was so blatant and consistent that the claims were as justified as they were inevitable. And while it has been noted that there are some caveats to an apparently otherwise straightforward case, it is worth pointing out again just how distinct the apparent emulation is. The following is taken directly from a screenshot of the lawsuit filed against Moonton:These are just some examples from the many given in the very thorough 44-page document.Whilst Moonton has every reason to be defensive – there are potentially millions of dollars at stake, after all – aggressively calling out the media for reporting the lawsuit is a poor move. A simple portrayal of verifiable facts is hardly grounds for libel. The best part of the company’s statement was a detail picked up on by GameRevolution:In the Facebook post featuring the statement on Mobile Legends‘s page, you can see the revision history by clicking the ‘Edited’ button. This will show you the original text that went along with the statement image, which simply reads, “We will fight against slanderers to the bitter end!”Esports Insider says: A wonderful display of professionalism from the game development company. We shall have to investigate whether there are grounds for a lawsuit which can be used to threaten a lawsuit-threatened company who threatens those who report on their lawsuit with a lawsuit.last_img read more

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Four Wellington wrestlers go to state

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Wellington wrestlers will be going to state after an exciting emotional-packed two days at the Pratt Regional this weekend.Andrew Pelkey at 152, Joey Haydon at 182, Skylar Brand at 220, and Miguel Lujan at heavyweight will be representing Wellington at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Salina on Friday, Feb. 27.Joey Haydon 152 – Andrew Pelkey (8-1) placed 1st and scored 22 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 8-1 received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 8-1 won by fall over TJ Henderson (Clearwater) 18-16 (Fall 3:36)Semifinal – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 8-1 won by decision over Brent Cusick (Mulvane) 22-9 (Dec 7-3)1st Place Match – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 8-1 won by decision over Bryce Rodriguez (Ulysses) 25-8 (Dec 7-5)McComb’s analysis: Pelkey has suffered some devastating regional defeats in years’ past. As a sophomore he lost two matches in the championship and consolation semifinals on last second reversals and didn’t go to state.So he was focused going in to this tournament. He has to remain flexible with that bum knee and for the most part he was. I thought he was in trouble in the first period of the championship match going in and nearly got pinned. But he got out of it and was smart the rest of the way. Pelkey wants a state championship and second place will not be successful. That is his mentality. 220 – Skylar Brand (25-6) placed first and scored 24 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 25-6 received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 25-6 won by fall over Landan Hickey (Hugoton) 13-19 (Fall 2:34)Semifinal – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 25-6 won by fall over Chris Betzen (Andale) 14-19 (Fall 0:53)1st Place Match – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 25-6 won by decision over Ian O`Laughlin (Augusta) 19-16 (Dec 6-1)McComb’s analysis: Brand’s biggest break came before the tournament started. Ulysses Diego Maravilla, the second ranked wrestler in the state, was one of three wrestlers who was declared academically ineligible. Brand did what he had to do to win this tournament. Andrew Pelkey 170 – Vincent Ast (18-16) place is unknown and scored 3 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Sean Benefiel (Mulvane) 14-11 won by decision over Vincent Ast (Wellington) 18-16 (Dec 7-6)Cons. Round 1 – Vincent Ast (Wellington) 18-16 won by fall over Kyle Hammond (Holcomb) 2-21 (Fall 2:12)Cons. Round 2 – Chase Thrush (Rose Hill) 26-12 won by decision over Vincent Ast (Wellington) 18-16 (Dec 2-1). 195 – Aaron Fair (20-6) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Hunt (El Dorado) 18-18 won by decision over Aaron Fair (Wellington) 20-6 (Dec 4-0)Cons. Round 1 – Aaron Fair (Wellington) 20-6 received a bye () (Bye)Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Fair (Wellington) 20-6 won by fall over Camdon Sweet (Pratt) 4-28 (Fall 0:49)Cons. Round 3 – Aaron Fair (Wellington) 20-6 won by fall over Darrell Cooley (Andale) 6-18 (Fall 1:33)Cons. Semi – Luke Borg-Keplar (Towanda Circle) 16-21 won by decision over Aaron Fair (Wellington) 20-6 (Dec 9-8)McComb’s analysis: I’m at a loss at how to explain it. Every wrestler has good days and bad days. For some reason, Aaron has his bad days during regional.He probably shouldn’t have lost that first match against the El Dorado kid. He wasn’t aggressive. And even in the matches he won he didn’t look sharp. I really thought he would get to the state tournament being pitted against the Circle kid who he pinned just a couple weeks ago. But it wasn’t to be. He looked like he had a pin in the first round before time expired on him. Some say he pinned him, I wasn’t at the right angle to say either way. Even then he was in control for most of the second (period). Then the Circle kid came back and tied it.It was 5-5 going with 45 seconds to wrestle when he hurt his knee. There is a time limit on how long a wrestlers can deal with an injury, and I told him to finish wrestling. He got up and got a quick reversal, and I thought he’d be OK. But it got away from him in the end. Team points: Team Scores:  1. El Dorado 149.5, 2. Pratt 142.5, 3. Augusta 136, 4. Mulvane 113.5, 5. Wellington 108, 6. Andale 98.5, 7. Clearwater 93, 8. Ulysses 87.5, 9. Winfield 85.5, 10. Hugoton 68, 11. Rose Hill 50.5, 12. Circle 50, 13. Holcomb 19, 14. Larned 14. Wichita Trinity 4.McComb’s analysis: We had a good tournament. We had junior varsity wrestlers who came up with their parents to support the team which bodes well for our program. We had wrestlers who knew going in probably weren’t going to go to state. But the main thing I emphasize is doing the very best they can and getting the experience. If they do that the wins will come – maybe not on the wrestling mat, but in life. That’s the goal I want for the kids learning to do their very best.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Whatever · 285 weeks ago Great job guys best of luck……………… Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 145 – Graysen DeJarnett (16-13) place is unknown and scored 8 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Graysen DeJarnett (Wellington) 16-13 won by fall over Jase Ebert (Andale) 1-8 (Fall 1:50)Quarterfinal – Reno Hughey (El Dorado) 37-5 won by fall over Graysen DeJarnett (Wellington) 16-13 (Fall 1:33)Cons. Round 2 – Graysen DeJarnett (Wellington) 16-13 won by fall over Chris Clark (Towanda Circle) 14-19 (Fall 2:37)Cons. Round 3 – Graysen DeJarnett (Wellington) 16-13 won by decision over Edgar Villa (Hugoton) 19-17 (Dec 7-2)Cons. Semi – Josh Long (Clearwater) 32-9 won by decision over Graysen DeJarnett (Wellington) 16-13 (Dec 9-5)McComb’s analysis: Graysen lost to the same Clearwater kid four times this season. His shoulder was really bothering him after the first period of the championship match, but he wrestled great and had the upper hand when time ran out on him. 126 — Kaden Heacock (7-12) place is unknown and scored 0 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Heacock (Wellington) 7-12 received a bye.Quarterfinal – Toby Gray (Rose Hill) 22-3 won by fall over Kaden Heacock (Wellington) 7-12 (Fall 0:52)Cons. Round 2 – Kaden Heacock (Wellington) 7-12 received a bye.Cons. Round 3 – Israel Montoya (Hugoton) 16-20 won by fall over Kaden Heacock (Wellington) 7-12 (Fall 2:16).center_img 160 – Skyler Struble (9-20) place is unknown and scored 3 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Skyler Struble (Wellington) 9-20 received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal – Logan Baird (Pratt) 34-9 won by fall over Skyler Struble (Wellington) 9-20 (Fall 0:18)Cons. Round 2 – Skyler Struble (Wellington) 9-20 won by fall over Wes Davis (Larned) 8-18 (Fall 2:34)Cons. Round 3 – Ian Cross (Towanda Circle) 15-16 won by fall over Skyler Struble (Wellington) 9-20 (Fall 0:36).McComb’s analysis: I think Skyler had a good tournament. He got a pin in this tournament which was huge for him. 138 – Ian King (8-20) place is unknown and scored 0 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Ian King (Wellington) 8-20 received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal – Dakota Motter (El Dorado) 26-6 won by fall over Ian King (Wellington) 8-20 (Fall 4:34)Cons. Round 2 – Ian King (Wellington) 8-20 received a bye () (Bye)Cons. Round 3 – Brandon Guerra (Pratt) 14-16 won by decision over Ian King (Wellington) 8-20 (Dec 9-3). 182 – Joey Haydon (24-15) placed 2nd and scored 20 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Joey Haydon (Wellington) 24-15 received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal – Joey Haydon (Wellington) 24-15 won by fall over Aiden Camp (Andale) 6-10 (Fall 3:03)Semifinal – Joey Haydon (Wellington) 24-15 won by fall over Jeremiah Slattery (Larned) 11-10 (Fall 3:55)1st Place Match – Ashtyn Cody (Rose Hill) 12-4 won by fall over Joey Haydon (Wellington) 24-15 (Fall 3:49).McComb’s analysis: Getting Joey into the finals was a big moment for him. We gambled earlier this season. Joey could have wrestled at 160 but we bumped him up to 182 thinking this would be his best opportunity to get to state. And it worked out. Getting that pin over the Larned kid was huge in the semifinals.In the championship, Haydon got caught on the “Gramby roll” which is an easy thing to happen when you are wrestling against a kid so tall. But he was toe to toe with him before that.”  285 – Miguel Lujan (7-2) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 7-2 won by decision over Trenton Ging (Winfield) 4-21 (Dec 3-0)Quarterfinal – Austin Ochoa (Ulysses) 20-14 won by decision over Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 7-2 (Dec 5-4)Cons. Round 2 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 7-2 received a bye () (Bye)3rd Place Match – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 7-2 won by fall over Austin Ochoa (Ulysses) 20-14 (Fall 4:56) 120 — Andrew Wolf (8-14) place is unknown and scored 0 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Nick Lucas (Pratt) 26-3 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-14 (Fall 1:15)Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-14 received a bye () (Bye)Cons. Round 2 – Zak Anderson (Ulysses) 20-19 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-14 (Fall 2:19)McComb’s analysis: I was proud how Wolf competed. Against the Pratt kid earlier this year, Andrew was quickly pinned. In this tournament he was much more competitive which showed the kind of progress he has been making. Skylar BrandThe brackets are set for next week (to see bracket log onto the kshaa.org website here). For only the second time in the last 10 years, Wellington will be taking four wrestlers to the big show, one shy of the five who qualified in 2014. Outside last season, Wellington has not had four wrestlers since 2006.Wellington finished fifth overall with 108 points. El Dorado finished with 149.5 points. Pratt, Augusta and Mulvane followed suit. The Crusaders topped Andale which had 98.5 points for sixth place.“To score over 100 points is quite an accomplishment for this team, the best we’ve done all season,” said Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb. “We were as healthy as we have ever been so that helped.“But it wasn’t just that. As a team we wrestled very well.”Andrew Pelkey wins in a hard fought 7-5 decision in regional championship.Wellington took 12 to the regional tournament with no wrestlers at 106 and 132. As with every regional there were surprises and disappointments. The biggest surprise was Lujan’s surprise third place finish at heavyweight. More on him in a related story. For Pelkey it was securing his first regional championship. Brand won the crown without having to wrestle the No. 1 projected wrestler in the regional. Haydon’s tournament final was a surprise.The most devastating disappointment came with Aaron Fair not qualifying at 195, a tremendously heart-breaking moment for the Crusader Nation at the tournament.Graysen DeJarnett at 145, came close to qualifying but ran out of time in his championship match with Josh Long. Many others gave Wellington points here and there with big wins.Joey Haydon secures state tournament berth with dramatic win Friday.So much to talk about. Here’s a synopsis of the Wellington wrestlers starting with the lightest weight, and McComb’s analysis on some of the weight divisions. For more details of these matches click on the live blog below. Migel Lujan 113 — Daniel Schmidt (4-11) place is unknown and scored 3 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Schmidt (Wellington) 4-11 received a bye.Quarterfinal – Brayan Balderrama (Pratt) 25-11 won by tech fall over Daniel Schmidt (Wellington) 4-11 (TF-1.5 2:44 (15-0))Cons. Round 2 – Daniel Schmidt (Wellington) 4-11 won by fall over Daniel Bustillos (Hugoton) 9-14 (Fall 4:09)Cons. Round 3 – Uriah Pollard (Mulvane) 7-17 won by fall over Daniel Schmidt (Wellington) 4-11 (Fall 0:57).last_img

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Middletown Holds Groundbreaking for Nut Swamp School Fields

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Board of Edu­cation and Township Com­mittee gathered last week at Nut Swamp Elementary School to break ground on the first of two new artificial turf fields.“This is a great day for Middletown Township, the school district and the local sports community,” Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger said. “This new field will be invaluable to our school children and many active athletic leagues.”The field, which is located at Nut Swamp Elementary School adjacent to Normandy Park, will be open to students and local athletic leagues for football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and other sports. Construction is slated to begin in early July and scheduled to be completed before school starts, the mayor said.The project is the first step in a recent shared-services agreement struck between Middletown Township and the public school district for joint maintenance and periodic upgrades of township and school athletic fields over the next decade.By collaborating on field upgrades and maintenance, township and the school district expect to save on personnel costs, purchase more materials in bulk and more efficiently maintain fields on a regular basis, Scharfenberger said.Under the agreement, the school district contributed $250,000 to the $1.16 million project at Nut Swamp School. The municipal share will be paid for with increases to recreation fees that were approved last year. The township will handle issuing permits to use the field, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante said.The artificial turf will not need to be watered or cut, requiring less regular maintenance and less expense than traditional grass, Mercantante said.A second artificial turf field will be built on the north end of town, possibly at Thorne Middle School and Harmony Elementary School, which are adjacent to each other. That field is expected to be constructed in 2014, Mercantante said.last_img read more

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Bracket Set For 2018 Women’s Soccer Tournament

first_imgTOURNAMENT CENTRAL | BRACKET | WATCH LIVEFRISCO, Texas – With the conclusion of the final day of regular-season matches on Friday, eight schools clinched their spots in the bracket for next week’s 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament, hosted by Lamar University at the LU Soccer Complex in Beaumont, Texas.Central Arkansas, who clinched the regular-season title Sunday, enters as the top seed and will kick off day one’s action against No. 8-seed Northwestern State at 11 a.m. The Bears extended their program-record win streak to nine matches with a 5-0 win over the Lady Demons on Friday.The second match of day one will feature No. 4-seed McNeese and No. 5-seed Abilene Christian. Just 75 seconds from ending in a tie when the teams faced off on Oct. 12, Havana Johnson netted the golden goal for the Cowgirls.After leapfrogging defending-champion Lamar for second place with a win Friday, No. 2-seed Houston Baptist faces off with seventh-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m.. The Huskies defeated the Ladyjacks 3-0 back on Sept. 21.In the night cap on day one, No. 3-seed and host institution Lamar begins its title defense against No. 6-seed Southeastern Louisiana at 8 p.m. The Cardinals and Lady Lions battled to a 0-0 draw on Oct. 5. WSOC: Bracket is set. Teams start rolling towards Beaumont Monday, practice Tuesday, tournament time Wednesday. ???? https://t.co/aqVRkWIlqI #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/2bl3fj5XuQ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) October 27, 2018 After an off day Thursday, two semifinals will be played at 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, and the championship match kicks off at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournament will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, via southland.org/live and the league’s apps, available for phones, tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The championship round will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, which can be viewed on espnplus.com and ESPN apps.last_img read more

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Team Southland Set for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgEach team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games, earning $1,000 for every victory on Friday and Saturday. The top two teams in each pool will move on to Sunday’s knockout stage, where the stakes skyrocket. Only the teams competing in the tournament final will earn additional prize money, with the champions winning $100,000. An NABC All-Region 23 First Team Choice as well as an All-Southland Conference Second Team selection, Bogues ended his Lumberjack career earlier this month as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. Bogues became the first Lumberjack in twenty years to lead the Southland Conference in scoring, averaging a league-best 17.9 points per game. The Killeen, Texas, product scored at least 10 points in 31 consecutive outings dating back to the 2017-18 season which stands as the longest stretch of double-digit scoring outings in SFA’s NCAA-era history. His selection to the NABC All-District 23 First Team makes him only the second SFA player to ever earn multiple All-District awards from the NABC.  Thank you @3X3UHoops for the opportunity to represent my family, @SFA_MBB and @SouthlandSports. Invitation Accepted??? pic.twitter.com/sTn7PVocSo— TheRealYB_ (@Yhannon_Bogues) March 26, 2019DeLaney is the fourth Bearkat all-time to win Southland Conference Player of the Year honors and the first since Gilberto Clavell did so in 2011. He was the team’s leading scorer for the year with 13.4 points per game, also averaging 5.5 rebounds per contest. Delaney also was one of the most accurate shooters in the league, hitting 48.1 percent of his shots from the field and 43.6 percent form 3-point range, canning 72 triples on the year and also hitting 72-for-88 (81.8 percent) from the foul line. All games of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be carried live on Twitter or ESPN2. Pool play will begin at 2 p.m. CT on April 5, with 24 games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Pool play will continue on April 6 at 8:30 a.m. CT with 24 more games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Round of 16 and quarterfinal games will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at 9:30 a.m. CT on April 7, with semifinal, consolation and championship games televised live on ESPN2 later that day at 2 p.m. CT. Returning to call all the action throughout the tournament will be the voice of FIBA 3×3 basketball, Kyle Montgomery, with Robbie Hummel of ESPN and Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of The Ringer’s One Shining Podcast providing color commentary and sideline coverage. Blessed an Highly Favored!Im ready to rock out and hold it down for the Southland Conference @3X3UHoops , Invitation Accepted ??? pic.twitter.com/EoalKaq9pK— Cameron DeLaney ? † (@LookAtNumber2) March 27, 2019Lewis won the Southland Tournament Most Outstanding Player, plus Southland Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. He is coming off an all-conference second team selection, finishing top-10 in the league in steals (53), steals per game (1.6), field goal percentage (.462), free throw percentage (.740) and rebounds (203). He was also 13th in scoring at 13.7 points per game and is just the fourth in ACU program history to record at least 1,500 career points and 800 career rebounds. He is ACU’s all-time Division I leader in both points (1,580) and rebounds (825).The tournament is comprised of all-star teams of seniors, who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, representing all 32 Division I conferences. The teams will compete for a $150,000 prize pool, with the champions taking home $100,000, double the prize money from a year ago. Additionally, the winners will earn the right to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship later this spring. “The attention from the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship last year has really elevated the anticipation for this year’s event at Mall of America,” said Drew Russell, executive vice president at Intersport, the Chicago-based agency which operates the event. “We are incredibly excited about the field of players that will be competing in the event and believe the talent that will be on display will create an unforgettable atmosphere for everyone involved. Additionally, we’re confident these players are going to enjoy a one of a kind experience that will help position them for the next steps in their basketball careers.” Bragging rights for the winners won’t end in Minnesota; the 2019 champion will earn the right to represent the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship at the USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship later this spring. There, athletes will have the opportunity to be selected to represent the United States in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup, held June 18-23 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Participating athletes will also be considered for the USA Basketball 3×3 athlete pool, which may lead to future opportunities in other FIBA 3×3 competitions. Of note, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will feature 3×3 basketball as a medal sport for the first time. BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The four-man team representing the Southland Conference is set for the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship basketball tournament, April 5-7 at Mall of America. The setting for the second annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be unlike anything the 128 players have seen when they take to the half-court inside Mall of America, the most popular tourist destination in Minnesota with more than 40 million visitors each year. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be staged in the Rotunda at the Mall, which hosted the first WCW Monday Nitro in September 1995, and will be just the second live sporting event to be broadcast in the Mall’s history. Admission to the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship is free and fans are encouraged to be part of the atmosphere during regular Mall of America operating hours (10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. CT on April 5-6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT on April 7). The Southland squad features Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, Sam Houston State’s Cameron DeLaney, and Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis.Greenwood led Southeastern in scoring (17.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) while being named first team All-Southland Conference. The senior led the conference in field goals made (223), was third in scoring and fifth in rebounding. The Velma Jackson grad finished his SLU career second all-time in program history in games played (131) and field goals made (598), third in blocked shots (104), fourth in scoring (1,513) and fifth in rebounding (765).last_img read more

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