Month: May 2020

Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy Takes Men’s Tennis Weekly Award

first_imgHonorable Mention: Sebastian Santibanez, Lamar; Francisco Bendana, UIW; William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Josh Sheehy – Jr. – Arlington, Texas Sheehy led a Wildcat squad that went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend, including two wins over Southern Indiana, a defeat of defending Ohio Valley Champion Tennessee Tech and a victory over UT Chattanooga. ACU improved to 6-5 on the season heading into this Saturday’s 9 a.m. CT contest versus Oral Roberts at home. The Wildcats will then turn around and play Air Force at 4:45 p.m. later that day. Sheehy, who picks up his first weekly award of the season, led all players a season ago in weekly honors with four. Across seven singles and doubles matches this past weekend, the junior from Arlington, Texas, went 6-1, recording a perfect 4-0 line in singles competition, including three wins at the top flight. He won each singles match in straight sets and did not give up more than four points in a set. Sheehy also tallied a 6-2, 6-4 victory over No. 28 Eduardo Mena of Tennessee Tech. In doubles competition, Sheehy and his brother, Jonathan Sheehy, captured two of three contests, winning both of their matches at the top slot. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by 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 Men’s Basketball Hits Week Six of League Play

first_imgThe Bearkats (13-10, 7-3 SLC) hold fifth place with the win over the Cowboys (7-12, 4-4 SLC) and remain as the only three-loss team in the league. Additional Storylines: FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State defeated McNeese 67-57 in Lake Charles, La., on Tuesday to open week six of Southland Conference play. Defending regular season and tournament champion New Orleans (11-10, 8-2 SLC) sits in first as one of just three teams to play 10 league games thus far. The Privateers host Northwestern State (3-17, 0-9 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. CT and welcome the Colonels (13-9, 7-2 SLC) on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. A wild week four, including Southeastern Louisiana dropping its midweek contest to SHSU 75-65 before topping then-first place Nicholls 67-63 on Saturday, now has four teams leading the Southland – all with just two conference losses. Wednesday, Jan. 31Houston Baptist at Stephen F. Austin* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Lamar at Abilene Christian* – 7 p.m.Northwestern State at New Orleans* – 7 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Southeastern La.* (ELEVEN) – 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (17-4, 6-2 SLC) suffered another conference loss last Wednesday when they fell on the road at UCA. The Bears used a 43-point performance from Southland leading scorer Jordan Howard and a 28-point game from junior guard Thatch Unrah to lift UCA past SFA 100-92. The Lumberjacks defeated the rival Bearkats on Saturday 82-66 at home and stay in Nacogdoches to host Houston Baptist (5-17, 1-8 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. They will then compete at Lamar (13-9, 5-4 SLC) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. • Consecutive Conference Champs?: The top of the standings saw an early shakeup with Stephen F. Austin and Southeastern Louisiana falling on the road last Wednesday. New Orleans, the 2016-17 regular season and tournament champions, picked up two road wins and now lead the Southland standings with an 8-2 league record. Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin each have just two conference losses. • Putting Up Points: Houston Baptist dropped 102 points at home this past Wednesday to earn the Huskies first Southland win of the season. Freshman David Caraher helped lead the team to the victory over UIW, shooting 9-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range. The Huskies’ mark is the most points a Southland team has scored in league action this year.• ‘Ders Defending Home: After starting the conference season 1-5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi strung together back-to-back home wins to improve to 3-5 and start seperating from the bottom of the standings. The Islanders began the week with an 80-66 win over Abilene Christian before defeating Houston Baptist in overtime 79-69 on Saturday. Senior guard Joseph Kilgore earned a triple double behind 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against HBU.• Hoops City, USA: Stephen F. Austin remained undefeated at home this season, defeating rival Sam Houston State 82-66 on Saturday. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 at home this season. The women’s team is 11-0 on its home court to make SFA the only Division I progam whose men’s and women’s teams are undefeated at home.Schedule and Result:Tuesday, Jan. 30Sam Houston State 67, McNeese 57* If the season ended today, Central Arkansas, Abilene Christian (13-9, 5-4 SLC) and Lamar would claim the final three spots in the 2018 Southland Basketball Tournament in Katy with McNeese being the first team out. Nicholls and Southeastern are tied for second place after a Saturday showdown in Thibodeaux, La., that saw the Lions overcome nine and 10-point deficits to stay in the top pack of conference. The Colonels do not have any midweek action and await their Saturday battle for first against the Privateers. The Lions stay at home this week to take on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – who rides a two-game winning streak – on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and contest Central Arkansas (12-11, 6-4 SLC) 5 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday, Feb. 3Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at UIW* – 3 p.m.McNeese at Northwestern State* (ESPN3) – 3:30 p.m.Nicholls at New Orleans* – 4:15 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 4:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana* (SLCDN) – 5 p.m.Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:15 p.m.* – Conference Gamelast_img read more

Kearney signs on with Warriors for three more years

first_imgThe deal will see Kearney, 46, remain in the role for six seasons, joining Ivan Cleary (2006-2011) as the longest-serving head coach in the club’s history.”Securing Stephen for another three years is a huge boost for us,” Warriors chief executive Cameron George said.”We haven’t enjoyed a lot of stability as an organisation, especially in the coaching area. Without stability in our football department it’s extremely challenging to improve and to achieve continuity,” he said.”We’ve been talking with Stephen for some time about ensuring he remains to continue the work that has been going on and we couldn’t be more pleased he’s staying on for another three years,” said George.After four seasons as an Auckland Warriors player from 1995-1998, Kearney is now on track to take his connection with the club to a total of 10 seasons with his new contract.”When I first came back to the club, I was honoured to be given the opportunity to help the club move forward and improve,” he said.”I’m pleased to have my future sorted out with this new contract and to know I’ll be with the club for a few more years.”We made progress last season but, to be honest, the focus for me is always what’s next for us and that’s preparing for this week’s trial against Wests Tigers in Whangarei.”The Vodafone Warriors’ season-opening match against the Bulldogs on 16 March will be Kearney’s 50th as the club’s head coach and his 92nd overall.After finishing his playing career in 2005, Kearney moved straight into coaching, starting with five seasons as an assistant coach with Melbourne as well as launching a nine-year term as Kiwis coach in 2008.During that time, he guided the Kiwis to three major titles – the World Cup in 2008 and the Four Nations in 2010 and 2014.Coaching career:Warriors head coach 2017-2019New Zealand Kiwis head coach 2008-2016Brisbane Broncos assistant coach 2013-2016Parramatta Eels head coach 2011-2012Melbourne Storm assistant coach 2006-2010Playing Career:International: 45 Tests for Kiwis 1993-2004NRL: 264 first-grade appearances 1992-2004Western Suburbs: 46 appearances 1992-1994Warriors: 79 appearances 1995-1998Melbourne Storm: 139 appearances 1999-2004Super League:46 appearances for Hull FC 2005last_img read more

Digicel Cup 2016 season ready for kick off

first_imgThey’re Mendi Muruks, Rabaul Gurias, Goroka Lahanis, Vipers, Enga Mioks, Mt Hagen Eagles, Gulf Isapea, TNA Lions, Hela Wigmen, Waghi Tumbe and Lae Snax Tigers.The official kick off will get underway at 3pm at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. The event will see Moresby Vipers take on Gulf Isapea.This is the first time a Digicel Cup match will be played at the new stadium that caters for over 15,000 people.City residents are expected to turn up in numbers with tickets selling at K40 main grand stand and K20 outer stands at all Big Rooster outlets in Moresby.In other matches throughout the country, Eagles will play Tumbe at Rabiamul Oval in Mt Hagen, Lahanis will take on Muruks at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Lions will battle with Wigmen in Mendi and Gurias will play Mioks at Kalabond Oval in Kokopo while Tigers are on bye.last_img read more

Digicel set to take on Ginigoada in netball final

first_imgThis is a first for Digicel to make it to a netball grand final.Coach Susan Pala said it had been a long road but hard work and commitment has paid off.“We first entered the competition in 2010 and worked our way up from the lower divisions to division 5 and 6 this season.“We’re very excited and looking forward to Sunday,” said Pala.Digicel has beaten Ginigoada twice already this season, which Pala said has given the girls a lot of confidence for the game.“The girls will give a 120 percent effort tomorrow to play their best and win,” said Pala.While Digicel’s team 2 didn’t do as well this season, finishing second last in division 6, Pala said they will come back stronger next season.She encouraged the staff of Digicel PNG to go down to the Rita Flynn Courts and support the team.The division 5 grand final is at 1pm.To further boost team morale, nationally owned company Tau Sportswear came on board, sponsoring the team with brand new uniforms for tomorrow’s game.last_img read more

CRU grand final underway with U19s Harlies beating Hunters 10-7

first_imgIn the results from this morning’s U19 men’s grand final, Harlequins held on to beat Valley Hunters 10-7.The women’s exhibition match was a one-sided affair with Harlequins again coming out victors beating Juggernauts 50-0.The Harlies girls ran in three tries in the first half and then another five tries in the second half of play.In the women’s grand final, Spartans were the better side defeating Wanderers 29-17.The last two grand finals will be the men’s A Reserve encounter between University and Wanderers.Following this will be the main game of the afternoon- the men’s Premier grand final that will see University clash with Defence.More to to come.last_img read more

Hunters beat Prides 22-6

first_imgPrides opened up the scoreboard in the opening minute of the first-half with a short ball, which sent in forward Sheldon Powe Hobbs with a successful conversion for a 6-nil lead.Five minutes later, the Hunters replied with a set play by hooker Wartovo Puara Jnr, flipping a wrap around pass to co-captain Adam Korave for a wonderful centre try. This levelled the scores before the half-time buzzer.The second half was dominated once again by the Hunters, with three added tries to further their lead.Philemon Kimiseve opened the second half with a quick face ball from Watson Boas.Ten minutes after, Thomson Teteh glides over the tryline to extend the lead to 18-6.This was not the end as five minutes before fulltime, Wartovo Puara Jnr picked up a dummy ball from the scrum at the Prides’ 10 metre line to run over, grounding the ball for a 22-6 lead.last_img read more

AFL POM school grand final set for Saturday

first_imgAFL fans are in for a treat with five finals to be played in the three divisions.At 9.20am is the U12 boys grand final between Coronation and Sevese Morea Primary School.The U13 girls’ final kicks off straight after at 10.20am with Boroko and Bomana to lock horns. Wardstrip and St Peter’s will do battle in the U13 boys final later at 11.20am.The last division grand final will be the U15s. For the girls, Ted Diro will go up against Taurama. This game starts at 12.20pm.The main game is the U15 boys’ showdown that will see Wardstrip face off against Hagara.last_img read more

Altuve, the Venezuelan ‘killer’ that threatens Atlético

first_imgIt is second top scorer of FirstThere is no doubt that the Venezuelan attacker has earned the chance to be on everyone’s lips. With seven goals in four games and ten in total, Oriana has managed to sneak into the top goalscorers of Primera. Specifically, the second in the race for the pichichi, only behind the Barca Jenni Hermoso (15 goals). For now, he has already matched his figure last season, when he scored 10 goals in 28 games. “I want to make 15 goals, at least. It is the figure that I have marked, “he said at the beginning of this campaign. And the truth is that it is very aimed at achieving it.With twelve matches played to date, Altuve is shown at his best level. And the team thanks him. Almost 60% of the goals of the Vallecano team come out of their boots. Or what is the same, Ten of the seventeen goals of the team led by Carlos Santiso are signed. A scoring streak that now threatens an Atleti who has little hope left before revalidating the league title. Five points behind Barça, a red and white defeat against Rayo would mean giving up the chance to be crowned again. The hopes are still alive. Oriana and ten more will depend on whether they leave frustrated Vallecas or not.For the franjirrojo team, it is not a match either in terms of ambitions. At stake is being able to storm the fourth place. If they sign the victory in this derby, they would chain five consecutive games without losing and also give the first great joy of the year to a hobby that, for now, is very proud of its women’s team. “I would choose Atleti to play at the Estadio de Vallecas”, Oriana Altuve (27 years old) said in an interview with AS. The Venezuelan forward will not be able to fulfill her desire in this 2020, since the derby will be played tomorrow (1:00 pm) in the modest C. D. Rayo Vallecano, but the player has already shown that against the rojiblanco team the matches are special. Because he is the current champion of the First Iberdrola and because he is the neighboring rival. And is that the absence of Real Madrid in this category has given greater importance to crossings between athletic and Rayistas, whose history in women’s football is loaded with successes (three leagues, a Cup and an International Women’s Cup).Altuve, who in the Rayo dressing room is part of the group The Panchis (with Argentine Yael Oviedo and Ruth Bravo and Chile’s Camila Sáez and Carla Guerrero), it will not only come forward to the derby. That of Caracas has been shown in a great state of form in recent games, scoring the team’s last seven goals in the league. A streak that impresses the swollen franjirroja, who has gone from suffering to see his team in a very comfortable position of the table, and that scares his rivals.last_img read more

“Proud to play against Real Madrid in Las Pistas”

first_imgUnionists has a Federation of Peñas which brings together nine different groups. As visible head of the Federation is Miguel Ángel Galán, which does not hide the joy of being seen against him today Madrid. “For us it is a party. It is an immense joy because the work done last year and that of the current Cup It looks nationwide. We have six years as a club and we face one of the biggest in the world, “he says. What he is proud of is being able to play the duel in The clues, his usual field, which snowed yesterday woke up, although afterwards the snow was removed: “We played in our house. We did not contemplate a different scenario that was not Las Pistas. We have already played in the Copa before Atlético Baleares Y Sports“.Unionistas is champion of popular football in our country. “It is a great opportunity to publicize our values ​​and our philosophy: another football is possible. We honor the extinct Sports Union Salamanca“, continues Miguel Ángel Galán, who dreams of the machada:” It is not the first time that a Second B is loaded to a liner. “last_img read more