McNeese’s Wright, HBU’s Guindon Named Southland Weekly Award Winners

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Brenique Wright and Houston Baptist’s Emma Guindon are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Wright led McNeese (11-13, 3-0 SLC) to a 3-1 record for the week, falling 6-1 to No. 3 Oklahoma on March 3. The Cowgirls were then able to rebound and sweep Incarnate Word over the weekend with 7-2, 7-1 and 1-0 results to kick off the Southland Conference schedule.Guindon picked up a pair of wins from the circle the Huskies (11-7, 2-1 SLC) last week. Her efforts came on a pair of complete-game shutouts striking out 13 in her two games without allowing an earned run.The awards mark the first of the season for the both winners.Softball Hitter of the Week – Brenique Wright, McNeese – OF – Jr. – Moore, Okla.Wright provided McNeese with the only run of the game against No. 33 Oklahoma by blasting her first home run of the season. The junior then carried her offensive output over to the Southland Conference opening series sweep over Incarnate Word. In the trio of games against UIW, Wright batted .500 with three hits, four RBI, one double, one homerun and four walks. She was also a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases and captured a .615 on-base percentage.Honorable Mention: Mima Doucet, Southeastern Louisiana; Cayla Jones, Northwestern State; Kali Clement, Nicholls; Autumn Sydlik, Houston Baptist.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Emma Guindon, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Tomball, TexasGuindon helped the Huskies to a 3-1 record by going 2-0 on the week with a pair of shutouts. Over 14 innings, she struck out 13 batters while allowing six hits. The right-handed pitcher from Tomball, Texas, limited her opposition to a .133 batting average.Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Alley McDonald, Southeastern Louisiana; Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas.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

Deyna Castellanos, without time to shine at Atlético

first_imgThe adaptation period of Deyna Castellanos at Atlético de Madrid is not being easy at all. The Venezuelan, who just a few days ago (April 18) turned 21 in the middle of the quarantine, landed in Madrid on January 2 to face your first adventure in European football and in a league of the highest level. A major challenge for the Venezuelan media player, who starred in one of the bombings of the winter market after everyone considered her arrival at Tacon or future Real Madrid Feminine tied. Coming from college football, after shine at Florida State University (USA), where he scored 47 goals and distributed 20 assists in a total of 77 games played, Deyna Castellanos made it to the rojiblanco club after a month without competing at the team level (the US League ended in late November). In this way, the talented forward is immersed in a period of adaptation to the rhythm and level of Spanish competition. A phase in which it has had a substitute role and which has been interrupted by the coronavirus health crisis. “I think I am adapting very well at Atlético. Every time I feel more comfortable. Hope to see myself as a starter soon. I know that this team has the ability to win many prizes and being part of them would be incredible, “said the player in an interview on Instagram a week ago. Deyna, who has millions of followers on their social networksShe continues to show her followers how she carries out the quarantine, in which in addition to training very hard, she has demonstrated good skills as a cook. The footballer from Maracay barely He has played 140 ‘, spread over five matches in the First Iberdrola and one in the Queen’s Cup. With little filming, the Venezuelan star has expressed on more than one occasion his great desire to be a starter in the rojiblanco team, where he has fitted in very well with dressing room heavyweights such as Lola Gallardo, Menayo or Virginia Torrecilla. Aware of the change of pace upon arrival in Spain, Deyna expressed a few months ago in an interview with AS that she liked Atleti’s style of play: “Here is a different rhythm. I really like the game of touch and possession that we have at Atlético de Madrid, something that was not seen much in the United States, because for my style it is much more attractive “.A footballer with great projectionAlthough he needs to acclimatize to the Spanish League, Deyna Castellanos has a great soccer career. At just 15 years old, the Venezuelan debuted with the Venezuelan national team in the 2014 Copa América. Throughout her professional career she has already achieved two South American championships (2013 and 2016), a Golden Boot in the FIFA U-17 World Cup (2014), a FIFA award for the best Sub 15 player (2015), a championship of the conference (2016 and 2018) and a Bronze Boot in the FIFA U17 World Cup (2016), in addition to having been Finalist for the FIFA The Best Award (2017), the FIFA Puskas Award (2017) and NCAA National Champion (2018). Without a doubt, a career that leaves no one indifferent.The young attacker, the image of FIFA and Conmebol, is ambitious and seeks to continue to shine in the Madrid club. “I have come to Atlético to win the Champions League “, he assured in the interview with AS. For now, with the competition and training suspended due to the health crisis, Deyna will not be able to prove her worth in the green, but the Venezuelan trains hard from home to be able to reach her best level and continue to succeed in soccer, where she has already left a great letter of introduction.last_img read more

Bench keeps Alab PH fresh for next game

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “It’s a big win for us,” said Alapag, whose team is now at 3-0 (win-loss) with a game against the tough Singapore Slingers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I felt like tonight was a great early season test for us considering we started a bit behind from the other teams and Formosa’s been off and running from the start,” said Alapag.But the battle of two of the top teams in the current Asean Basketball League season eventually ended in an 86-72 rout as Renaldo Balkman fired 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, while PJ Ramos added 16 points for the Philippine club, which got significant contributions from its bench, particularly from Pao Javelona’s 11 points built around two treys.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“I think our bench played great tonight,” Alapag said. “Their energy, you know, Pao (Javelona), Josh (Urbiztondo) came in and hit shots, Brandon (Rosser) and Lo (Domingo) were great grabbing rebounds just with their energy, and I think they bought our starters enough time to finish the game.”And it bought the team’s top guns added rest minutes as Alab tries to end the year with a victory. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Palami gives Etheridge a pass: He has to secure Cardiff position, too SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ABLThe last thing San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag wanted—especially with just a day’s break sandwiched between two tough outings—was to get dragged into a dogfight in the first of those two matches.But that was what Alab got for three and a half periods from the Formosa Dreamers Friday night at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mayor endorses Romney

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Whittier Mayor Cathy Warner has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. Warner said she is impressed by his work in running the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Utah and by his four years as governor. “With the 2002 Olympics, the situation was apparently in disarray with the local organization committee,” she said. “They had a huge budget deficit. Romney was brought in as chief executive officer and he completely turned it around.” By the end in the games, there was a $50 million surplus, she said. Warner also praised Romney for his tenure as Massachusetts governor, saying he eliminated a budget deficit without raising taxes and worked with a Democratic Legislature to create a health care plan. And Romney – like Warner – is a Mormon. However, Warner said she isn’t endorsing him because of his religion, although they do have shared values. “It’s like, `You’re a Whittierite and I’m a Whittierite.’ We have a certain knowledge of our community we share in common,” she said. GOVERNOR APPOINTEE: Whittier Republican activist Sylvia Southerland will attend the state Republican Convention in Sacramento this weekend as a delegate – courtesy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Southerland said had planned to attend even before being selected. This way, however, she will get to vote for the state officers. WEBCAST: La Habra Heights voters will have a number of ways next week to watch a City Council candidates forum. They view the debate in person from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at La Habra Heights City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road. They can also watch a delayed broadcast of the debate later on cable television. Or, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, they can watch and listen to it on the Internet. La Habra Heights resident George Edwardz will webcast the debate on Edwardz said he is doing this because only 947 residents in the city have cable service – about 43 percent of the households. “The community should have as much information as possible about the candidates that want to lead our city through some very difficult challenges,” he said. The forum will be put on by the Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters. ANOTHER DEBATE: The league chapter also will sponsor a forum for the Pico Rivera City Council candidates, from 7 to 9p.m. Thursday in the Pico Rivera Senior Center Auditorium, 9200 Mines Ave. The debate will be taped for broadcast on Time Warner Cable. MEDICINE TALK: Doug Cox, community liaison for Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, will speak about socialized medicine at the noon Feb.21 luncheon meeting of the Rancho La Habra Republican Women Federated. The group meets at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road, La Habra Heights. Tickets are $20 each. For reservations, call (562) 697-2595. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955; e-mail local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Alderweireld’s Spurs future unsure after Juventus axe

first_img0Shares0000Toby Alderweireld’s future at Tottenham hangs in the balance after losing his place in the side © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 12 – Toby Alderweireld’s time at Tottenham Hotspur could be coming to an end following British media reports on Monday he had not travelled to Italy for the club’s Champions League tie away to Juventus.The Belgian defender’s current contract with the Premier League side expires at the end of the season and he has not featured in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s team since appearing for the full 90 minutes in the FA Cup replay win over Newport County. Alderweireld, who spent several months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, was left out of Spurs’ 1-0 win over Arsenal in the North London derby at Wembley on Saturday, after which Pochettino insisted he had selected his best side to beat the Gunners.A Tottenham spokesman was unavailable for comment when contacted by AFP in London.Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier League table but still a massive 20 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Alli will take England call-up ‘in his stride’, insists Robinson

first_imgDele Alli will take his England call-up in his stride.That’s the verdict of Karl Robinson, who nurtured the teenager through his early days in professional footballer at Milton Keynes Dons.The 19-year-old has adapted quickly to life in the Premier League with Tottenham at the start of this season, even though his elevation to senior international level may have come as something to surprise.But, after being named in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania, he is being backed to cope with the rapid promotion.“There are always an awful lot of questions about players playing for a short period of time and then getting in the England squad almost immediately,” MK Dons boss Robinson admitted on Drivetime. “But he is someone we’ve always said will play for England.“He’s an exceptionally gifted kid and the way he’s conducted himself over the past three months has been quite remarkable, how he just seems to take everything in his stride.“And I think you’ll see that again. He’ll just conduct himself the same way he has all season.”last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Watch this clever tourism video which is designed to entice tourists to come and visit Letterkenny.It’s hard to capture everything you can do in Letterkenny in a 30-second video, but Letterkenny Tourism with the help of GA consultancy do their best with this excellent and innovative clip.This is just one of three videos that Letterkenny Tourism have made in an effort to bring more tourists to the county. Simply click on the vide above to play.DDTV: LETTERKENNY TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS YOU WHY IT’S A PERFECT LOCATION FOR A WEEKEND BREAK was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Transfer report: Manchester City starlet set for Netherlands loan switch

first_img David Faupala scored against Chelsea last season Manchester City teen star David Faupala is set for a loan switch to NAC Breda.The 19-year-old, who arrived from Lens this time last year, scored on his one and only appearances for the first team last term, grabbing City’s consolation in the 5-1 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea.And new manager Pep Guardiola has decided to allow Faupala to head out on loan in order to gain further first-team experience.Auxerre and Tours had both expressed an interest in a move for the young Frenchman but, according to L’Equipe, he is now set to become the latest young City star to join Breda.His team-mates Ashley Smith-Brown and Thomas Agyepong have already agreed temporary deals with the Dutch second-tier side and Faupala looks set to become the third. 1last_img read more

Santa Clarita couple charged in baby’s death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals They could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Prosecutors contend that Linaras killed her child on May 1 shortly after giving birth and had her boyfriend throw the body in a trash bin near their home in the Polynesian Mobile Home Park. The next day, a park resident searching for recyclables found the baby, whose umbilical cord was still attached, authorities said. Linaras and Depaz were arrested Tuesday after a search of their home. The newborn girl was at least the third abandoned baby found dead in Los Angeles County this year. SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl found dead in a trash bin was charged Thursday with the child’s murder, authorities said. Jacquelin Linaras, 22, of Santa Clarita, could face 25 years to life in state prison if convicted of murder and assault on a child causing death, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Her boyfriend, Jose de la Cruz Depaz, 43, was charged with being an accessory to the murder and could face a three-year term if convicted. Linaras was being held without bail and Depaz was held on $1 million bail. The county’s Safe Surrender Program allows a parent or a person designated by a parent to surrender an infant within 72 hours of birth to a hospital or fire station without fear of arrest or prosecution.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA CLG NOTESBuncrana GAA wishes all its members a Happy New Year! Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc.. can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.National Club DrawRemember that the National Club Draw tickets are now available from any club member. All proceeds go back towards the club and are a pivotal part of club fund raising. Please try to sell or buy a ticket where possible. Prizes are second to none. Club LottoLotto numbers for 28.12.2015 were 03 05 09 25. €250 winners were Patricia Boss and Patrick McLaughlin and James Doherty. Next week’s jackpot is €1525.Presentation NightA presentation night will be held soon to honour all our Senior teams and Club members. The date and venue will be confirmed within the next week. A big turnout is expected from players and members and promises to be a great night.Anyone who may have information on GAA in the Buncrana area around 1916 is asked to contact the club. May be of interest to some of our local Historians!Senior Football: Malachy Mc Cann will take charge of the Senior Reserve team for 2016. This is his 3rd year in charge after great success last year winning championship and league titles.Congratulations to John Campbell and Bruce Waldron who represented the club on the Donegal u-21 team recently. Both men play an integral role with our Senior club team.Bord Na nOgTraining will resume in the New Year for many underage teams in both Football and Hurling for boys and girls. Registration night will be held on 2/3/4 January 2016 at the club. Please keep a watch for notifications on the club Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates. The following coaches will take charge of underage teams. Football:                                                                               Hurling:U-6: Jimmy Gillen                                                                                         Chris WalshU-8: Stephen McGonigle/Eunan O DohertyU-10: Marty CoyleU-12: Leo GillU-14: Michael McLaughlinU-16: Aiden MulhollandU-18: Paul McGonigleHurling:U-8 Chris WalshU-10: David GuilfoyleU-12: Cathal GrimesU-14: Tommy O’NeillU-16: Cathal WilsonU-18: Tom ClareMALACHY MCCANN NAMED AS NEW MANAGER OF BUNCRANA GAA CLUB was last modified: January 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncranaGAASportlast_img read more