Richard Named Player of the Year, 10 Southland Players Named All-American

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first_imgSchwartz is a rare, four-time first-team All-American. The senior from Racine, Wis., was named the MVP of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational and was a member of the 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship All-Tournament Team. She posted five top-20 individual finishes this season. She separated herself from the pack this season by leading the NCAA in strike percentage (56 percent), traditional average (214.37) and filled frame percentage (89.6 percent). After earning a spot on five All-Tournament teams throughout the regular season, the decorated senior earned Southland Bowling League Championship MVP. The Southland Bowling League also registered leaders in four different statistical categories in the 2017-18 season. Schwartz led the nation in baker frame average (21.363) while Richard led in traditional frame average (21.437) and strike percentage (56.0). Bulanova ranked first in baker double percentage with 58.21. Honorable Mention Kaitlyn Eder, Louisiana Tech Jaqueline Evans, Monmouth Olivia Farwell, DuquesneRebecca Gotterbarn, NY AdelphiMadison McCall, Tulane Alexis Neuer, Delaware StateMichelle Ng, Tulane Lauren Pate, McKendreeTaylor Russell, Alabama BirminghamStephanie Zavala, Sam Houston State The third team consists of Taylor Bailey (McKendree), Kelly Belzeski (Nebraska), Jessica Mellott (McKendree), Kristin Quah (Vanderbilt) and Meghan Straub (Nebraska). 2017-18 NTCA All-Americans Coach of the Year Division I: Bill Straub NebraskaDivision II/III: Shannon O’Keefe McKendreeJoe Slowinski Lincoln Memorial Rookie of the YearDivision I: Kaitlyn Eder, Louisiana Tech Division II/III: Justine Brookover, Lincoln Memorial Third Team Taylor Bailey, McKendreeKelly Belzeski, NebraskaJessica Mellott, McKendreeKristin Quah, Vanderbilt Meghan Straub, Nebraska Player of the Year Division I:  Jordan Richard, Arkansas State Division II/III:  Breanna Clemmer, McKendree First Team Jordan Richard, Arkansas State Julia Bond, NebraskaBreanna Clemmer, McKendreeStephanie Schwartz, Stephen F. Austin Raquel Orozco, Nebraska The Tecumseh, Mich. native is concluding a dominating career that has seen her win the Division II/III Player of the Year Award as a freshman at Central Missouri before claiming the honor again last season as a junior. TEAM CATEGORIESWin-Loss Percentage: Nebraska, 88.89% (96-12)Baker Double %: Nebraska, 50.31%Strike %: McKendree, 50.20%Traditional Frame Average: Nebraska, 20.781Baker Frame Average: McKendree, 20.282Single-Pin Spare Conversion %: McKendree, 91.57%Spare %: McKendree, 73.79% Richard heads the five-woman first team that includes Julia Bond and Raquel Orozco of Nebraska, Stephanie Schwartz of Stephen F. Austin and Breanna Clemmer of McKendree. NTCA All-America Release | NTCA Statistical Leaders ReleaseST. LOUIS, Mo. – Arkansas State’s Jordan Richard was named the Division I Player of the Year for the second year in a row, the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced Wednesday. The Southland Bowling League garnered 10 total selections to the NTCA All-America Team. The NTCA second team includes Maria Bulanova (Vanderbilt), Karsyn Lukosius (Fairleigh Dickinson), Amanda Nardiello (Sacred Heart), Haley Richard (Arkansas State) and Sarah Wille (McKendree). Second TeamMaria Bulanova, Vanderbilt Karsyn Lukosius, Fairleigh DickinsonAmanda Nardiello, Sacred HeartHaley Richard, Arkansas State Sarah Wille, McKendree Louisiana Tech’s Kaitlyn Eder, was named the Rookie of the Year for Division I. The first year Lady Techster led all freshmen in overall average. INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIESBaker Frame Average: Stephanie Schwartz, Stephen F Austin, 21.363 Traditional Frame Average: Jordan Richard, Arkansas State, 21.437 Strike %: Jordan Richard, Arkansas State, 56.0% Baker Double %: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt, 58.21% Single-Pin Conversion %: Kelly Belzeski Nebraska, 96.5%Overall Spare Conversion %: Kelly Belzeski Nebraska, 78.7%last_img read more

SFA Names Ryan Ivey Director of Athletics

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first_imgNACOGDOCHES, Texas – Ryan Ivey has been appointed director of athletics at Stephen F. Austin State University by President Baker Pattillo. Currently serving as athletic director at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Ivey will join the SFA athletics department on July 1.  At Austin Peay, Ivey is responsible for 15 sports and a $12.5 million athletics budget.  He has secured $6.5 million in private gifts to support athletic operations and authored a five-year strategic plan that addresses responsible fiscal management, revenue enhancement and a facility-enhancement plan. Under Ivey’s leadership, four of Austin Peay’s athletic teams recently earned one of the NCAA’s top academic honors, a Public Recognition Award, for maintaining a multiyear Academic Progress Rate among the top 10 percent in their respective sports.  Ivey served as athletics director at Texas A&M Commerce from 2013 until August 2015, where he elevated the program as a powerhouse in the Lone Star Conference, winning six team conference championships, including the 2014 conference football and women’s soccer championships.From 2007 until 2013, Ivey was a member of the McNeese State University athletics staff, where he is credited with increasing corporate sponsorship revenue by 35 percent and football season-ticket sales by 19 percent. Dr. Ken Collier, professor of government and SFA’s faculty athletics representative to the Southland Conference and the NCAA, chaired a five-member search committee that assisted with the selection of the new athletic director. “Ivey comes to us with a plan to build on our students’ success in the classroom, on the field, and as members of the community,” Collier said.  “He is an excellent fit for SFA.” A Mayfield, Kentucky, native, Ivey earned a bachelor’s in sports management and a master’s in sports commerce from the University of Memphis, where he was a punter for the football team and served as holder for Steven Gostkowski, who went on to become placekicker for the New England Patriots.  Pending completion of the university hiring process, Ivey will replace Robert Hill, who retired after an SFA career that spanned three decades. What others are saying about Ryan Ivey: “It’s great to have Ryan Ivey back in the Southland Conference as the new athletic director at Stephen F. Austin, and we look forward to his many contributions to the league’s future success. Ryan’s background as a program-building AD in Division I, as well as his past experience in Texas and in our league, gives SFA athletics a proven leader necessary for continued success.”- Tom Burnett, Commissioner, Southland Conference  “I commend Dr. Pattillo and his committee on an outstanding hire. Ryan Ivey is a tremendous athletics administrator that has demonstrated success every place he has been. Having worked alongside Ryan for over five years I can attest to his work ethic, leadership and vision for an athletics department and its student athletes. More importantly, he is a wonderful person, husband and father. His knowledge of the Southland Conference and the state of Texas will serve him well. I cannot think of a better fit than Ryan Ivey to build on the incredible legacies of my good friends Steve McCarty and Robert Hill.”- Tommy McClelland, Director of Athletics, Louisiana Tech University “Ryan Ivey has been a good friend and respected colleague for several years. I have enjoyed watching him have success at every stop in his career. He is a smart, ethical, and proven leader who has made every program he has been a part of better by establishing a championship culture. I am excited to have him in Texas and be able to watch the continued growth of SFA athletics.”- Wren Baker, VP & Director of Athletics, University of North Texas”Ryan Ivey is a rising star! He is a winner, plain and simple, and will work to make everyone around him better. The SFA community will very quickly realize how fortunate they are to have him as their new athletic director.”- Jeremy McClain, Director of Athletics, Troy University”What a hire to recruit Ryan Ivey to Nacogdoches! His track record of building championship cultures and hiring first-class head coaches is renowned throughout our industry. I couldn’t be happier for my good friend, Ryan, and am eager to watch him further elevate SFA athletics!”- Graham Neff, Deputy Director of Athletics, Clemson Universitylast_img read more

Stephen F. Austin’s Ramirez and Campbell Tabbed Women’s Indoor Athletes of the Week

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first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin swept the Indoor Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week after stellar performances by Kelsey Ramirez Nastassja Campbell. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. The Ladyjack tandem pushed their squad to a fifth- place team-finish at Texas A&M’s Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas this past weekend. Ramirez appeared in the mile and distance medley relay events, while Campbell topped the field in the pole vault event.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin – So. – La Porte, TexasRamirez had a hand in two school record performances over the weekend, beginning with Friday’s distance medley relay, where she ran a 4:53.56 split in the 1600m leg to help SFA’s team set a school record in the event with an 11:56.30. The sophomore continued to rewrite the history books in the mile run, as she finished second overall with a school record time of 4:52.48. SFA’s distance medley relay team owns the top mark in the Southland Conference, as does Ramirez in the mile run for the 2019 season.Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Deja Moore, Northwestern State; Taylor Tolen, Abilene Christian.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Nastassja Campbell, Stephen F. Austin – Fr. – New Caney, TexasThe freshman set the 2019 Southland Conference best mark in addition to the NCAA’s third best mark for the pole vault event following a vault of 14-4.75 in her collegiate debut at the Ted Nelson Invitational.Honorable Mention: Regan Darbonne, Northwestern State; Sashane Hanson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Sarea Alexander, UIW; Chantel Ward, Houston Baptist; Lonnie Smith, Abilene Christian.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

THREE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $34,773.60 IN SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; $292,520 IS CARRIED OVER TO FRIDAY’S EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM

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first_imgTHREE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $34,773.60 IN SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; $292,520 IS CARRIED OVER TO FRIDAY’S EIGHT-RACE PROGRAMARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2020)–With no less than five “live” tickets in Sunday’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, the prospect of $443,097 Jackpot bonanza was very real indeed a quarter mile from home in the day’s eighth and final race, but it was 7-2 second choice Hootie who prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths, creating instead three consolation winners, each worth a hefty $34,773.60.The live singleton horses, Mystery Messenger, You Must Chill, Single Me Out, Broke Away Grey and Bird, finished second, third, fifth, seventh and 10th among a 10-horse field going a mile on turf.Live racing will resume on Friday at Santa Anita, with Jackpot carryover of $292,520.  There was a carryover of $247,811 coming into Sunday, which spurred $195,286 in new money, accounting for today’s total pool of $443,097.First post time for an eight-race card Friday is at 1 p.m.  Approximate post time for Friday’s third race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Dele Alli hoping to dodge FA ban because taunting coronavirus video was private

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first_imgDELE ALLI is hoping to avoid a ban from the FA for his coronavirus taunt because the post was private.The Tottenham midfielder could be in store for a one-match suspension after he made joke about an Asian man and coronavirus on Snapchat while in an airport on the way to Dubai during the winter break.2 Dele Alli is hoping to avoid a ban from the FA because his coronavirus taunt was made in a private groupOn Wednesday, he was charged for an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3.But according to the Evening Standard, Dele is understood to be ready to appeal which would give him the chance to give his side of the story at a personal hearing.Bernardo Silva was hit with a one-game ban and £50,000 fine in November after tweeting about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy.Portuguese star Silva’s post was public to all – including his 600,000 followers at the time – but Dele’s argument is that his video was in a private Snapchat group chat and that context should be considered.When the FA charged Silva, they referenced the fact that the tweet “was not a private communication between two friends [but a] post…on a social media platform exposed to the 600,000 followers” – which would therefore appear to support Dele.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursThe video was copied and sold to a national newspaper, with Dele said to be unsure who leaked the clip.Footage showed the playmaker wearing a face mask before zooming in on a person saying: “Corona whattt, please listen with volume.“This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”Dele later deleted the video and posted an apology, saying: “It wasn’t funny. I realised that immediately and took it down.“I let myself down and the club.”Silva, however, initially added another tweet, writing: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days… You guys..”Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongThe England international has until next Thursday to submit his appeal, after which an FA commission has ten working days to decide the case’s outcome.A ban for Dele would spell further bad news for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho who is already without injured duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.Although as revealed by SunSport, the Three Lions captain is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.2 Bernardo Silva was banned for one game for posting a racist tweet to team-mate Benjamin Mendylast_img read more

England star charged with misconduct over ‘breach of betting rules’

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first_imgENGLAND defender Kieran Trippier faces a lengthy ban if he is found guilty of breaking betting rules.The right-back has been charged with breaches of strict FA rules during July 2018, the same month he moved from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.1 Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct after allegedly breaching the FA’s Betting RulesAnd part of the investigation has focused on bets placed ahead of Trippier’s £20m move to the Spanish capital.Trippier, 29, has until May 18 to respond, but could also face a big fine and long suspension.Former England striker Daniel Sturridge was hit with a four-month worldwide suspension after being found guilty of breaking betting rules.I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.Kieran TrippierAn FA statement read: “Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules.“A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition;“or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”This means, for example, that a player must not even pass information to friends – who are likely to bet – if he is going to move to another club.In a statement, Trippier said: “I have fully complied with the FA’s investigation over the past several months on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so.”I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.”Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Former England striker Sturridge had faced various charges alleging he passed on inside information over a potential transfer in January 2018.The commission found he had instructed his brother Leon to bet on a possible move to Spanish side Sevilla, and that he had given him inside information during the January 2018 transfer window.He was originally given a six-week ban last summer, four of them suspended, but the FA appealed against the findings of an independent commission. As well as increasing his suspension to four months, an appeal board also doubled the 30-year-old’s fine to £150,000.last_img read more

Hurricanes rack up 61 points in win over Cheetahs

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first_imgTeaming up with midfield accomplice Ngani Laumape, Aso crossed once in the first half and twice after the break in the nine-try rout at Wellington Regional Stadium, the home side’s biggest winning margin over the South Africans.Vaea Fifita, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Ben Lam and Leni Apisai also crossed for the Hurricanes, who were back to their enterprising best after being humbled by the competition-leading Canterbury Crusaders last week.The Cheetahs slumped to their ninth loss of the season, three years after a 60-27 hammering in their previous meeting in Wellington.The Hurricanes dominated early but were unable to convert their possession and territory into points until two lapses of concentration from the visitors gifted the home side two tries in as many minutes.The Cheetahs were first guilty of botching a 22-metre drop-out and as the ball bounced around in front of the posts, lock Fifita pounced on a loose pass to canter over for the opening try.The lead was stretched to 14-0 in the 20th minute when a quickly taken lineout by scrumhalf Perenara left the Cheetahs disorganised at the back before quick hands put Aso clear for his first try.The Cheetahs responded five minutes later when flyhalf Fred Zeilinga finished off a sweeping move from a lineout to score under the posts.The Cheetahs did well to keep the Hurricanes at bay for the remainder of the half until loose forward Savea rumbled over from a driving maul on the stroke of halftime.The floodgates opened wide after the break as Perenara and Aso crossed for two tries in two minutes.The forwards rumbled prop Toomaga-Allen over near the posts for the fifth try in the 57th minute.Five minutes later, a line-break from deep in defence by Laumape put Aso over for his third try as the centre ran onto to his team mate’s kick and charged away.Brad Shields carried the ball to halfway, dishing off to replacement back Lam who bolted over for the Hurricanes’ eighth try in the 70th minute before Apisai completed the Cheetahs’ humiliation four minutes later by crossing for the ninth. Photo: PhotoSport Hurricanes’ Vince Aso celebrates his try with team mates Julian Savea (R and Ardie Savea (L) during the Hurricanes vs Cheetahs Super Rugby match in Wellington.last_img read more

Digi cup semis get underway this weekend

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first_imgBoth teams have not lost any games on home soil so far during the season.In the semi-finals this weekend, PRK Mendi Muruks will travel down to Lae to meet the Snax Tigers and Kemele Hela Wigmen will host Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles in Mendi.The losers will bow out of the competition.The winner of the Tigers/Muruks game will face the Lions in Kundiawa while the winner of the Wigmen/Eagles match will take on Gurias in Kokopo next Sunday.Both Gurias and Lions will be on bye this weekend.A fortnight ago, Tigers kept Muruks scoreless in Lae and they hope to repeat that performance.Muruks also defeated the Tigers in Mendi during the season’s crossover.The crucial match in Lae will go down the wire come Sunday as the Lae League Oval is expected to house visiting Southern Highlanders.Eagles will have an uphill battle against the 2014 champions in Mendi.The Wigmen have a solid and mobile forward pack supported by a youthful and talented back-line.They have a clean record on home soil as well and will be advantaged by the home crowd.But Eagles should not be written off after winning in Goroka last weekend with a comfortable margin against the Bintango Lahanis in the first preliminary final.They will be traveling to Mendi with some confidence on the back of five consecutive home and away wins.Eagles are the dark horse in the finals.last_img read more

The crooked lines of the countryside postpone the Verona-Genoa

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first_imgAs ‘Sky Sport’ revealed, the lines of the areas were crooked and had to be repainted, delaying the heating of the two sets and obviously the kick-off. The decision was made by the head of the referees Nicola Rizzoli, after an inspection, and was approved by the Lega Serie A. A setback never seen in Serie A postponed the start of the match between Verona and Genoa by 15 minutes, It was scheduled for 6 pm. In the Bentegodi stadium, a Hellas that closes an exceptional first lap (winning, would reach Milan and Parma in eighth place) will receive the ‘Grifone’, which fights to avoid the descent (penultimate march), but the tifosi they will have to wait a little longer than expected for the ball to roll.last_img

Fringes with the representative of El Hacen slow down his arrival in Lugo

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first_imgAlthough Valladolid and Lugo are still waiting for the operation to come to fruition, the pressure position of the player’s representative puts a point of insecurity in the arrival of El Hacen in Lugo. Even so, everything is expected to go as planned since otherwise the Mauritanian international would risk spending the remainder of the season competing in the Valladolid branch, away from the foci of the Second and First Division. The arrival of El Hacen on CD Lugo on loan from Valladolid could have found a last-minute pitfall in the player’s representative. According to sources from the Blanquivioleta environment, the agreement between Valladolid and Lugo itself would be total, as well as that between the player and the Lucense club, but certain last-minute requests from the representative of the Mauritanian pivot to Valladolid could have slowed down an operation that I expected to close already yesterday afternoon or tomorrow morning.last_img read more