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McNeese’s Catron, SFA’s Sikes Earn Softball Weekly Honors

first_imgSoftball Pitcher of the Week – Makayla Sikes, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Gilmer, Texas McNeese (22-10, 5-4 SLC) swept its first Southland series of the season, taking three games at home against UIW this past weekend. The Cowgirls have a midweek tilt in Lake Charles against South Alabama on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT before getting their chance at the league leader, Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC), this weekend. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. Friday in Natchitoches. Honorable Mention: Alexsandra Flores, Stephen F. Austin; Rachel Hayes, Southeastern Louisiana; Rachel Haberman, Central Arkansas. This is the first weekly award for both Catron and Sikes this season. Catron produced a .444 batting average and a 1.566 slugging percentage to lead McNeese to a home sweep. The senior from Mineola, Texas, picked up four hits (all for extra bases) in the series, including three home runs. She went yard twice in series finale, including a two-run walk off to complete the come-from-behind win for the sweep. She ended the series with six RBIs and five runs. Softball Hitter of the Week – Morgan Catron, McNeese – 1B/DP – Sr. – Mineola, Texas Honorable Mention: Libby Morris, Central Arkansas; Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana; Margarita Corona, Stephen F. Austin; Julie Rawls, Northwestern State. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Morgan Catron and Stephen F. Austin’s Makayla Sikes are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Sikes, a senior righty from Gilmer, Texas, earned a win each game she started this past week. After going four innings deep and striking out five to collect the midweek win at Texas Southern, Sikes earned her fifth complete game win of the season as she tossed all eight innings during the Ladyjacks’ 6-5, extra-inning victory in game one of the series with Lamar. In the series finale in Beaumont, Sikes threw five innings without giving up a run and allowed just four hits compared to six strikeouts. For the week, she kept opponents to a .227 average with a 2.06 ERA while moving to 10-5 on the season. Stephen F. Austin (17-13, 5-4 SLC) picked up a series win this past weekend over Lamar (18-14, 4-5 SLC) for the first time since 2014. The Lady Jacks wrap up a nine-game road swing with a 6 p.m. contest at Texas that will broadcast on the Longhorn Network. SFA then hosts Sam Houston State (11-21, 4-5 SLC) this weekend, beginning with a Friday doubleheader set for 4 p.m. 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

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Valdez, Ravena nip Soriano, de Guzman

first_imgNew foe for Pacio defense Soriano, one of the BVR founders, said proceeds of the celebrity match will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy.“It’s been an honor being able to play the game that we love and at the same time being able to help our young brothers and sisters in Marawi,” Soriano said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sharing a light moment during the game are (from left) Alyssa Valdez, Charo Soriano, John Vic de Guzman and Kiefer Ravena.Volleyball sensation Alyssa Valdez and basketball star Kiefer Ravena teamed up for a 23-21 victory over Charo Soriano and John Vic de Guzman in the celebrity match of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally recently at The Sands SM By The Bay.Ravena and Valdez scored the match’s last three points of the match to seal the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Majority of teens incarcerated for drug-related offences – OAS

first_imgThe continuous abuse of illicit drugs among teenagers and their involvement in other crimes have resulted in many being charged and placed before a court of law to have a suitable punishment imposed on them. This has, however, resulted in some juveniles being reprimanded, fined or performing community service while others face imprisonment.OAS representative Jean DormeusSome 70 per cent of youths in today’s society believe that it is okay to smoke or drink, while over 500 of them are within the country’s prisons or correctional institutions. But while this is the case, a majority of this number faces incarceration for committing drug-related offences. This was according to the Organisation of the American States (OAS) representative, Jean Dormeus, who was speaking at the launch of the drug treatment court training earlier this week.“More than three and a half million people are imprisoned in the western hemisphere, and one-third of them for drug-related offences. Included in this particular situation is juveniles and women. Further, most of the drug-related offenders are in the chain’s weakest links with small world in a broad world of narcotics. Some of them are also [under] the influence of substances when they committed offences,” he saidThe OAS spokesperson further expounded that it has been the duty of the member states within the OAS to take a different approach to deal with drug-related cases especially when teenagers are the offenders. This, according to Dormeus, will allow them to rehabilitate and give them a second chance in society.“The OAS member states recognise in the hemispheric drug strategy of 2010 the importance to address the drug problem in the Americas. In this regard, the purpose to strengthen and improve strategies and actions to reverse the trend and give the victims of drug abuse a second chance so that they can make their contributions to improving society.” Dormeus noted.Recently launched agencies such as the Life Reform, are making efforts to address the issues of substance abuse affecting youths across the country. This will be complemented by Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court which is set to commence operation later this year and is expected to aid in the rehabilitation process.President David Granger, who had also recently disclosed the high numbers of youth incarceration and unemployment, has since noted that these figures can only be reduced through education, empowerment, equality, and employment. “We acknowledged the rate of youth incarceration – with more than 500 young people within our prisons and correctional institutions. These rates must be reduced and if possible, eliminated,” the President posited.last_img read more

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Mechanic slapped with ganja trafficking charge

first_imgA mechanic who allegedly threw a bag containing cannabis into a clump of bushes after seeing Police was on Thursday charged for the possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Twenty-three-year-old Kishawn Breedy, of Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.Kishawn BreedyThe Police stated that on October 6, 2019, at Norton Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 86 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry, who represented the defendant and made a successful bail application, told the court that his client had no knowledge of the narcotic.The Attorney added that while his client was in Police custody, the investigative ranks attempted to force his client to admit that the drug was his.However, the lawyer said, his client did not give the Police any written or oral statement admitting ownership.Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question, ranks from the Narcotics Branch were conducting raids in the area when the defendant was seen throwing a bag that he had been carrying into a clump of bushes.As such, the ranks retrieved the bag and upon examining it, the illicit substance was discovered. Breedy was then taken into custody at the Alberttown Police Station.The Prosecutor did not object to bail being granted to the defendant; however, he asked that conditions be applied if it was granted.The defendant was released on $100,000 bail, and his next court appearance was scheduled for October 29, 2019.He was further instructed to report every Friday to the Alberttown Police Station until the determination of the trial.last_img read more

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Yanga promise Gor tough Confed Cup tie

first_img0Shares0000Young Africans (Yanga) players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5- Tanzanian Premier League side Young Africans (Yanga) have warned Gor Mahia not to be fooled by their performance against Kakamega Homeboyz in the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday where they lost 3-1, ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup meetings next month.Yanga will travel to Nairobi for the first leg of their Group D clash on July 18 before inviting K’Ogalo to the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam for the corresponding tie 10 days later and the club has warned they will be a different side by then. Assistant coach Juma Mensah notes that the CAF tie will be a different ballgame altogether.“If you look at where we are coming from, seven of our key players were not here because of injury and we have also had an outbreak of malaria in the camp so the players were not at their best. The result of this game will have no bearing on our game against Gor Mahia. It will be a different ball game with a different approach,” Mensah said.Yanga are currently bottom of Group D with a single point gained from their 0-0 draw at home with Rayon Sport having started their campaign with a hefty 4-0 loss at the hands of leaders USM Alger away in Algeria.Yanga’s Papy Tshimbimbi in action during the side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA loss against Gor will all but diminish their hopes of making it into the quarter finals.Meanwhile, Gor Mahia boss Dylan Kerr also expects a different encounter against Yanga but added that he picked a few notes watching them play against Homeboyz on Sunday.“I spoke to several of them who I knew from my time at Simba and they said they were not at their best because they have come off a long season and all they are thinking of now is taking holidays to rest. Of course it will be tougher when we meet them,” Kerr told Capital Sport.He added; “I know them from before but I also took time to watch them and see what they are all about as at now. I noted their strengths and weaknesses and we have something to work on before we meet them.”Yanga had a disappointing campaign in the Tanzanian Premier League where they finished third with 52 points, 17 off champions and arch rivals Simba SC.Yanga’s Ibrahim Ajib in action during the side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey had hoped to wipe off the blushes of a poor season with a good performance at the SportPesa Super Cup, but the loss against Homeboyz diminished their ambitions.“It was unfortunate we gave away two goals by making schoolboy mistakes. We tried to come back at 2-1 but most of my players were coming from injury and illnesses, so we were not 100 percent. We have also had a difficult season. Overall the performance was below par. We hope to reorganize and come back strong,” Mensah noted.The team will take a two week break before resuming training ahead of the Confederation Cup ties as well as the kick off of the new Tanzanian league campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Newcastle outcast on Nice radar

first_imgNewcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa is being offered a route out of English football by French side Nice.The 27-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Hull City, however he has endured a miserable start to his time at the KC Stadium – making just eight appearances in the Premier League.Tigers manager Steve Bruce is reportedly ready to cut short Ben Arfa’s loan move in January, while Newcastle have also told the Frenchman he has no future at St James’ Park.But that has not stopped other clubs eyeing the signature of the former Marseille man.According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 club have enquired about signing Ben Arfa during the upcoming January transfer window.Nice boss Claude Puel is reportedly confident that he can get the best out of the attacking midfielder, who has not represented France since Euro 2012. Hatem Ben Arfa is currently on loan at Hull City 1last_img read more

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United v Barca, Spurs v City in UCL quarters

first_img0Shares0000Marcus Rashford celebrates with his teammates after his last-gasp VAR-awarded penalty took Manchester United through at PSG’s expenseNYON, Switzerland, Mar 15 – Manchester United will face Spanish giants Barcelona in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League after the draw was conducted on Friday afternoon in Nyon, Switzerland.United progressed to the last eight after a massive comeback victory over Paris Saint Germain in the last 16 and they come up against a Barca side that made it sweet and easy 5-1 win over French side Lyon. Last year’s finalists Liverpool will play the first leg at home against Portugal’s FC Porto while giant killers Ajax Amsterdam will welcome Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the first leg.Quadruple seeking Manchester City have been drawn against English rivals Tottenham Hotspur and will play the first leg in London.UCL quarters drawAjax v JuventusLiverpool v PortoTottenham Hotspurs v Manchester CityManchester United v Barcelona0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Abbott jobs boost must be supported by state and council – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed this week’s news from Abbott Pharmaceutical that they are to create up to 500 new jobs in Donegal. The Donegal Deputy said the news is a massive vote of confidence for the region, and has called on state agencies and the local authority to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in order to facilitate the growth. Abbotts have a long and successful history in Donegal Town, where they are one of the area’s main employers for many years. This week’s jobs announcement has been greeted by Pat the Cope as ‘just the level of investment the area requires’.He said: “It is now going to be essential that all state agencies and the local authority work closely together in order to put in place all that will be required to have this plant fully operational in the time scale outlined by Abbotts. “This a massive opportunity for Donegal to show how proactive and progressive we are in delivering projects from planning stage to operational level, no stone must be left unturned in facilitating this plant for the Donegal town area and surrounding regions. “These are key jobs at a critical time for us in Donegal.” Pat the Cope congratulated Abbotts for choosing to expand at the Lurganboy Donegal site, which has been in operation since 2006.“The Lurganboy site is a centre of excellence for blood glucose monitoring equipment, and this has been achieved over the years through solid investment by Abbotts and the commitment of a very dedicated workforce at the plant,” said Pat the Cope. Abbott jobs boost must be supported by state and council – Pat the Cope was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AbbottDonegal TownPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO RUN COURSE ON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

first_imgStrength & Conditioning for Young AthletesDonegal Sports Partnership are organising strength & conditioning course for coaches working with young athletes. Course tutor will be Chris Galway who has 15 years experience in working in strength and conditioning at club and provincial level. Chris is also accredited by the Australian Association of Strength and Conditioning, the UKStrength and Conditioning Association and is a tutor with Coaching Ireland. Closing date for booking is Friday 27th January, places are limited to 25 so early booking is essential.Course Outline· Components of fitness· Windows of Optimal Trainability · Warm Ups and Strength, Agility and Balance· Injury causes and prevention· Resistance Training· Postural correction – correcting muscle imbalance.· Plyometric training for injury prevention. · Fitness Testing.Date/Time: Saturday 4th February 2012, 9.30am – 4pmVenue: Finn Valley Sports Centre, StranorlarCost: €25 per head – includes light lunch and resources. Please contact Donegal Sports Partnership at 074 9116078 / 16079 or email info@activedonegal.comDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO RUN COURSE ON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR YOUNG ATHLETES was last modified: January 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more

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Halloween Calendar

first_img Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit www.hlproductions.com. Spooky Family Crafting event will feature Halloween stamping on cookies, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, No. B, Valencia. Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $2 for each additional cookie and $5 for each additional child. Call (661) 295-8490 or visit www.timelessmems.com. Halloween Party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Oct. 29 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest Party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival will feature carnival games, a magic show, a silent auction, food, an obstacle course and a costume parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 294-1242. Molar Manor, a haunted-house fundraiser, will feature entertainment and an “evil clown carnival,” 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the Valencia Industrial Center at 27820 Fremont Court, Unit 1, Valencia. Cost: $5 for spectator pass, $10 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Dental Health Foundation, the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services and Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Call (661) 259-6142. Halloween program will feature stories, a short movie, a craft and treats, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Wear your costume and get a treat. Call (661) 259-0750. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls, a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 28 at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and Oct. 31 at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. last_img read more

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