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  • Logue, Olson take leads late in SportMod qualifiers

    first_imgJohnathon Logue won Tuesday’s first Super Nationals qualifying feature for Northern SportMods by a margin of all of .013 of a second. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) Kyle Olson led the final two laps. 1st qualifying feature – 1. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 2. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 3. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; 4. Colby Fett, Algona; 5. Doug Smith, Lake City; 6. Jake Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn.; 7. Jason Bass, Fort Dodge; 8. Tyler Inman, Altoona; 9. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan.; 10. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 11. Mitchell Morris, St. Charles; 12. Chris Wright, Chillicothe, Mo.; 13. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; 14. Conner VandeWeerd, Alton; 15. Kent Haugland, Wesley; 16. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 17. Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; 18. Timothy Warner, Malone, Wis.; 19. Chad Briese, Albion, Neb.; 20. Timothy Eaton, St. Joseph, Mo.; 21. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.; 22. Brandon Patava, Des Moines; 23. Vern Jackson, Waterloo; 24. Brian Schrage, Cresco; 25. Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; 26. Andrew Swailes, Ainsworth; 27. Chris Burke, Altoona; 28. Earl Woodward, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 29. Eric Bassett, Mankato, Minn.; 30. Michael Parcel, Bondurant.  Becerra and Kyle Olson each go Dancing for the second time in their careers. Joining Partain as first-time qualifiers are Hagemann, Bass, Inman and Paris. 2014 champion Logue reeled in, then beat long-time race leader Bo Partain to the checkers by all of 13 thousandth’s of a second to capture the first qualifier at Boone Speedway.  Feature Results He’ll start at the front of the outside row in the main event on Saturday with Bentley, from Fairbank, Olson’s cousin Tony, also from Cedar Rapids, Shane Paris of Muscatine, 2013 champion Carter VanDenBerg of Oskaloosa, Tyler Soppe of Sherrill, Brayton Carter of Oskaloosa and Dakota Sproul of Hays, Kan., taking the checkers behind him.  Both raced to Northern SportMod qualifying feature victories Tuesday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The top eight finishers from that race advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event, with Austen Becerra of Carthage, Ill., Colby Fett of Algona, 2016 champion Doug Smith of Lake City, Jake Hagemann of Fort Ripley, Minn., Jason Bass of Fort Dodge and 22nd starting Tyler Inman of Altoona chasing the front pair to the checkers.  2nd qualifying feature – 1. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; 2. Kyle Bentley, Fairbank; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 4. Shane Paris, Muscatine; 5. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 6. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 7. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 8. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan.; 9. Jesse Levin, Salina, Kan.; 10. Matt Webb, Des Moines; 11. Steve Clancy, Odessa, Mo.; 12. Jeffrey Sears, St. Joe, Mo.; 13. Shelby Frye, Chandler, Ariz.; 14. Jeremiah Reed, Otho; 15. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 16. Nate Albrant, Britt; 17. Dylan Petersen, Jacksonville; 18. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk; 19. Nathan Mumm, Harlan; 20. Arron Duvall, Milan, Mo.; 21. Brett Thomas, Cedar Rapids; 22. Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo.; 23. Jake Sachau, Denison; 24. Tim Judd, Wall Lake; 25. Zech Norgaard, Spencer; 26. George Nordman, Mason City; 27. Philip Kenner, Sidney, Mont.; 28. Travis Burger, Manhattan, Kan.; 29. Justin Bell, Louisville, Neb.; 30. Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif. Kyle Olson earned the final front row starting spot in the Northern SportMod main event at Super Nationals by winning Tuesday’s second qualifying feature. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) Wednesday’s last-chance feature adds the final six cars to the main event field of 30. Casa Grande, Ariz. speedster Partain had led five of the first six circuits and laps 11-24 before Logue eked by at the stripe on his hometown oval.  Smith is now an eight-time Super Nationals qualifier. Tony Olson is in for the seventh time, Logue the sixth, Soppe the fourth and Fett, Bentley, VanDenBerg, Carter and Sproul each for the third.  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Johnathon Logue led maybe two inches at the finish. Olson, from Cedar Rapids, drew the pole start but it was outside row one starter Kyle Bentley who set a blazing pace for the first 23 laps of the caution-slowed second qualifier. The last yellow brought out a lap 21 restart. Olson caught Bentley for the lead two laps later to get the win. last_img read more

  • Pellegrini: City playing catch-up

    first_img Pellegrini added: “I don’t think we are favourites in any game. We are in a good moment but we are playing against a big team in their own stadium so I don’t think we are the favourites. “Of course we always expect to go and win every game but I repeat, just because Manchester United have had a difficult season it does not mean we are going to win. We have to go there and play a very good game.” “You don’t have problems in that sense, mentally or physically. We are just trying to fight for the title. I know we must go game by game and we just have to win on Tuesday and then at Arsenal on Saturday after that.” Meanwhile, Pellegrini took the opportunity to heap more praise on Yaya Toure, whose hat-trick against Fulham underlined why the City boss believes the Ivory Coast star is currently the best attacking midfielder in the world. Pellegrini added: “At the moment because of the number of goals he has scored, of course. But I think Yaya is not just about the goals he has scored. He is a complete midfielder and he gives important assistance as well.” Pellegrini’s men sit 12 points clear of Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League table, and the Chilean knows extending that advantage will both boost City’s title hopes and hand a crushing blow to David Moyes’ shaky hopes of reaching Europe. But after years of acrimonious pre-match derby build-up, Pellegrini appears determined to build bridges – even conceding City still have significant work to do to emulate the sheer weight of history that sits in the red part of town. Press Association Manuel Pellegrini might have more reason than any other Manchester City manager in history to adopt a position of superiority as he prepares to take his team to Old Trafford for the first time in his career on Tuesday night. Pellegrini said: “I think this club has been trying to work in the last four years to reduce the difference we have against important teams – against Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, and in Europe as well. “It is always important because when you have two important teams from the same city you always want to be the best team. But we are not just fighting against Manchester United and in some ways it doesn’t matter.” Referring to a previous comment he made about City assuming top position in Manchester, Pellegrini added: “It was easy because I meant in this season, the best team is Manchester City because we were top of the table. “But at the same moment I said we must recognise what Manchester United have done in the last 20 years. “Of course all the other clubs expected United would be in the top positions in the table (this season), but for different reasons at this time they are not. But they continue to be a difficult team. “It is difficult because for so many years the same person managed a team with his ideas. It is difficult to analyse without knowing it from the inside – but it was always going to be difficult to replace (Sir) Alex Ferguson.” Unsurprisingly Pellegrini also sought to play down suggestions his side will start as favourites when they head to Old Trafford looking to reduce the gap on leaders Chelsea, whom they currently trail by six points with three games in hand. City’s quest will be bolstered by the return of defender and captain Vincent Kompany after serving his one-game suspension for his sending-off at Hull, but striker Sergio Aguero is still ruled out. last_img read more

  • Former Broward School Monitor Charged with Possessing Child Porn

    first_imgBroward Judge Jackie Powell has also ordered him to wear a GPS monitor, and to stay away from children outside his family. He is also not allowed to possess any device with internet access. The arrest report also states,“It should be noted that Antonio Berrios is a licensed counselor who has a history of working as a child’s therapist. Furthermore, information has been received that Antonio Berrios is currently in the process of becoming a mental health counselor for children with the Broward County School Board.” Court documents show that detectives searched Berrios’ home, as well as his Tumblr social media account, and found that he had 156 images and videos of girls between ages 2 and 13 engaged in sexual acts.They also discovered 41 pictures and videos that he had posted on Tumblr between September and November of last year. The site has shut down his account. During questioning, Berrios admitted to detectives that he owned the Tumblr account. He told them that the pornographic images would “pop up” whenever he searched for words such as “Lolita” and “Teen.” Berrios is now charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography and computer pornography. He was released from the Broward County Jail on a $55,000 bond on July 19, court records show.center_img Investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 32-year-old Weston resident Antonio Alejandro Berrios on July 17, after they received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Broward School District confirms that Berrios worked as a non-instructional, part-time, temporary child care monitor between August 20, 2007 and June 30, 2012.District officials have not yet determined the status of his application to become a mental health counselor. A Broward man who served as a school monitor for five years is behind bars for allegedly possessing child pornography.last_img read more

  • Shawn Porter, Teofimo Lopez pen heartfelt Father’s Day cards to their trainer dads

    first_imgLove,TeofimoPorter’s message to his dad and Lopez’s words to his father were as told to Mark Lelinwalla. To my father,Thank you for making me the man I am today. Without you, none of this would have been reality. I thank you every day for not giving up on me and having faith and trust and just being a wonderful father before anything.You have always been a wonderful coach and you’re so passionate in what you do. Every day you watch film to always learn something new and that’s something I admire the most about you.Dad, you’re a hell of a coach. You understand me the best — like no other. Every time we train every day, it’s like you’re living again because of boxing. I’m thankful and grateful that I could do this for you and I’m glad that you have something that motivates you, and that’s boxing.You always tell me, “You have to entertain” and “Whatever you do in that ring, don’t get hit.” I won’t let you down.I’m blessed to have someone like you to call my father and to call my dad. I love you so much. You mean the world to me and we’re going to take this boxing world by storm — you and me both. We’re the dynamic duo.I can’t do this without you. Happy Father’s Day.  Dear Dad,Thank you. Thank you for loving me, thank you for teaching me, thank you for being an example and thank you for helping me become an example. You taught me at a really young age that boxing is just like life. You said there’s ups and downs outside the ring just like inside the ring and that I just have to learn from it and continue to be a better person inside and outside of the ring. Thank you for teaching me that boxing is just like life and thank you for getting me ready for life.I think you knew what kind of grandfather you wanted to be. I think everything you didn’t do with us, you want to do with my lil’ guy and the rest of your grandchildren — and that is spoil them and give them everything they want, never tell them no and never yell at them. The complete opposite of everything you did with myself and my siblings. You really enjoy that.On the other hand, which makes me feel good, is my son really loves you — his grandpa. Every time you’re around, he’s full of smiles. It’s cool to see that you have a different relationship than myself and my son.Definitely a lot to admire.Love,Shawn* * * * *Teofimo Lopez’s special words to his dad, Teofimo Lopez Sr., on Father’s Day (Mikey Williams/Top Rank) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/22/53/teofimo-lopez_pweabp9avdon1vl2yus0zwwcg.jpg?t=1590373851&w=500&quality=80center_img WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter has counted on his dad and trainer, Kenneth Porter, to guide him in and out of the ring his entire life. The same can be said about the relationship between lightweight superstar in the making Teofimo Lopez and his dad and trainer, Teofimo Lopez Sr. Sporting News tabbed both boxers to pen a Father’s Day card to their doting dads. Here are their heartfelt words.Shawn Porter wishes dad Kenneth Porter a happy Father’s Day (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7e/58/shawn-porter-kenneth-porter_1ikmf1x8lfik916xg4gjguxuzc.jpg?t=1590152195&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

  • Eureus J. ‘E.J.’ Ford, 81, Wellington: May 12, 1933 – Nov. 14, 2014

    first_imgEureus J. FordEureus J. “E.J.” Ford, age 81, of Wellington, KS, died at home early Friday morning, November 14, 2014.  He was a retired Inspection Records Supervisor for Boeing. He served three years in the United States Army.Eureus J. “E.J.” Ford was born on May 12, 1933 in Rogers, AR to Eureus J. Ford, Sr. and Cleta Mae (Landers) Ford.He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Molly Ford; brother, Billy Don Ford; and his sister, Catherine Robert. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Katheryn F. Ford of the home; daughter, Pamela K. Strader and her husband Russell, sons, Eddie J. Ford and his wife Kathy, Earl J. Ford and his wife Carla, and daughter, Kelly L. Owen and her husband Gary all of Wellington, KS;  sister Lena Martin of Fairview, OK; and 13 grandchildren, Rev. Eric Strader and his wife Rev. Amy Strader of Golden, CO, Dr. Lindsay Strader of Springfield, IL, Matthew Brown of Wellington, KS, Kacie Brown and her fiancé Jacob St. John of Wichita, KS, Katie Ford, Tanner Ford, Eric Ford, Tyler Rusk and his fiancé Grace Larsen, Trevor Rusk and Ashley Schwandt all of Wellington, KS; and one great granddaughter, Nora Strader of Golden, CO.A casual and informal gathering where the family will receive and greet friends at Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Memorial Graveside Services immediately following at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS. Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.A memorial has been established with Riverside Hospice.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

  • Here’s why Colin Kaepernick had to quickly change start time, venue for NFL workout

    first_imgColin Kaepernick’s workout scheduled for Saturday afternoon started falling apart before he even touched a football.The free agent quarterback was originally set to work out in front of NFL team representatives at the Falcons’ facility in Flowery Branch, Ga., beginning at 3 p.m. ET. That start time changed less than an hour before Kaepernick was supposed to take the field, however, because of “transparency” issues with the NFL. Kaepernick moved his workout back to 4 p.m. ET and shifted to a high school stadium in Riverdale, Ga. MORE: Kaepernick’s workout brings out protestors, supportersHere is the full explanation from Kaepernick’s representatives:Because of recent decisions made by the NFL, the workout for Colin Kaepernick will be changing to an alternate location in Atlanta which will now start at 4 p.m. All representatives from clubs are invited to attend and will be provided the location. Further, all media will be invited to attend and upon request will be provided with the location. From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one. Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives.Additionally, Mr. Kaepernick requested all media be allowed into the workout to observe and film it and for an independent film crew to be there to ensure transparency. The NFL denied this request. Based on the prior conduct by the NFL league office, Mr. Kaepernick simply asks for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has been selected for today. Mr. Kaepernick looks forward to seeing the representatives from the clubs today.Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports offered additional details on the disagreement between Kaepernick and the NFL:A few things triggered the move of the Kaepernick workout:1.) There was a significant problem with the type of waiver #NFL requested. Kaepernick agreed to sign a normal Pro Day injury waiver. NFL asked for a more complex waiver with clauses about non-guarantees of employment.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 16, 20192.) Kaepernick’s camp requested to tape the workout alongside the #NFL’s crew. They didn’t trust the NFL being the only ones with the tape. Kaepernick wanted it taped and released in its entirety to teams and the public after the workout. The NFL refused to allow them to tape it.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 16, 20193.) When #NFL refused to allow Kaepernick to tape the workout and control their own copy, Kaepernick asked that media be allowed into the workout to view/record the session. NFL said no. That’s when Kaepernick felt the league refused to be transparent and asked to change venues.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 16, 20194.) It’s now up to the #NFL teams to decide if they want their reps to relocate to the new venue. They have been invited on-site in Flowery Branch. The new location will also make it far easier for teams to access the local airport, meaning NFL reps can attend and easily fly out.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 16, 2019The NFL reportedly presented the Saturday workout to Kaepernick as a take-it-or-leave-it deal, fueling speculation that the 32-year-old would choose to pass on the league’s offer. Kaepernick ultimately agreed to participate, though, saying he has “been in shape and ready for this for three years.”Unfortunately for Kaepernick, the event sounded more like a PR stunt than a genuine opportunity given the hoops he had to jump through in order to ensure he got a fair shot at landing a job. Several team executives were confused by the NFL’s decision to schedule the workout, and multiple reports point to reasons ranging from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell feeling bad about Kaepernick’s situation to the league being tired of teams reaching out about his status.Only adding to the circus, former NFL coach Hue Jackson, who was supposed to lead the drills at the workout, did not travel to the Riverdale venue.1) Former Raiders and Browns HC Hue Jackson flew to Atlanta this morning to conduct the Kaepernick workout at the league’s request…— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) November 16, 20192) Kaepernick’s agent invited him to attend the relocated workout (which is more than an hour from the original location) less than an hour before it was due to begin. Jackson, however, is headed back to the airport.— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) November 16, 2019More than 24 teams were expected to attend Kaepernick’s workout as of Friday night, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but it is unclear how many traveled to the new location Saturday afternoon.UPDATE: The NFL issued a lengthy statement regarding Kaepernick’s workout, expressing disappointment he did not appear for the original 3 p.m. start time and revealing it found out about his decision at 2:30 p.m. ET.”Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants — an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL,” the statement said. “Twenty-five clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers and other personnel executives would have received video footage of the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew.”The league claimed it made “considerable effort” to work with Kaepernick’s representatives, including agreeing to a request from Nike to shoot an ad at the workout. The NFL disputed Kaepernick’s description of the liability waiver process, saying that Kaepernick’s reps sent the league a “completely rewritten and insufficient waiver.” While the NFL did note that Kaepernick wanted to bring his own video production team and open the event to reporters, it did not specify if those requests were discussed or explicitly denied. The statement says it was always clear this would be a “private workout.”Despite all of the chaos surrounding the workout, Kaepernick’s status hasn’t changed.”[Kaepernick] remains an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any club,” the statement said.last_img read more

  • Rebuilding Together South Sound to Transform 26 Homes, Revitalize Communities on…

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 WHO/WHAT:  Rebuilding Together South Sound will provide critical repairs for the Robinson Household on Saturday April 28, 2018. Michael (51, veteran) and his wife Tracie, are full time caregivers to Tracie’s mom, Ruth (77, disabled). Ruth struggles with severe arthritis. The Robinson’s home is riddled with excessive water damage inside and out. Volunteers from Rebuilding Together South Sound the Walsh Group plan to repair the surrounding drywall and replace the shower, modifying it for Ruth’s accessibility and safety. The other major part of this project will be the replacement of the deck and stairs along the side of the home. Rotten and dangerous, the family is currently unable to even exit and walk on any portion of the deck or use the stairs, as a number of stairs are completely gone. With this exit unusable, this poses a potentially fatal problem in case of the family needing to exit the house. Our volunteers will further impact this family’s health and safety by demolishing and replacing the deck and stairs, cleaning and repairing the water damage to the sliding glass doors, and replacing the siding under the deck. Additional health and safety modifications include installing handrails on the interior stairs and replacing doorknobs with levers. Finally, some yard work will be done to improve both the safety and security of the homeowners as part of the Sears Heroes at Home program.Heroes at Home, created through a partnership between Sears and Rebuilding Together, is a national program designed to assist low-income members of the military, their families and veterans with the home repairs and modifications they need. Since the inception of the program in 2007, more than $23 million has already been raised for Heroes at Home, and veteran’s services; and through over 1,700 projects, nearly 42,000 volunteers have donated 333,000 hours to support veterans and their families through critical repairs to veteran’s homes and nonprofit facilities that serve them.WHEN: The project kick off will be at 8:00am and project will end at 4pm.WHERE:  31320 10th Ave South   Federal Way, WA  98003VISUALS: The homeowners, repairs  and volunteers in actionINTERVIEWS:  Rachel Lehr, Program Director Rebuilding Together South Sound (Phone)Michael, Veteran HomeownerJackie Corley, Walsh GroupQUICK FACTS: Rebuilding Together, a longtime, charitable partner of Sears, is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes the communities in which they live.Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year; including 1,228 veteran households in 2017.Now through April 28, 2018, Sears is encouraging Shop Your Way members and customers to give back to the men and women who served our country by donating to Heroes at Home at their local Sears store or via online at a link at sears.com/heroesathome.Our affiliate is able to leverage our volunteer labor and in-kind donations to achieve approximately $4 worth of work for every $1 donation we receive.last_img read more

  • Nine Southland Football Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-District Honors

    first_imgWalls, a longtime academic standout for the Lumberjacks, holds a perfect 4.00 in engineering physics. The senior defensive back was also named one of 13 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded to the nation’s most outstanding scholar athlete with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. Central Arkansas and Northwestern State represented the Southland well on the District 6 team with six total selections between the two schools. NCAA DIVISION I – DISTRICT 6 (AR, IA, LA, MN, MO, MS, ND, SD, WI)FIRST TEAMQB Danny Etling, LSU, Gr. 3.72, Mass CommunicationRB Brady Mengarelli, South Dakota State University, Sr. 3.60, Exercise ScienceRB Marcus Weymiller, University of Northern Iowa, Jr. 3.96, Political ScienceWR Quintez Cephus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, So., 3.46, UndecidedWR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State University, Sr., 3.62, Physical Education / Teacher EducationTE John David Moore, LSU, Sr., 4.00, ArchitectureOL Jake Campos, Iowa State University, Sr., 3.56, Biological Systems EngineeringOL John Cook, University of Central Arkansas, Jr., 3.78, BiologyOL Hjalte Froholdt, University of Arkansas, Jr., 3.77, KinesiologyOL Wes Genant, South Dakota State University, So., 3.97, BiochemistryOL Chris Zirkle, Northwestern State University, Jr., 3.87, Business AdministrationK Emmit Carpenter, University of Minnesota, Jr., 3.54, Supply Chain & Operations ManagementST Payton Jordahl, University of Minnesota, Sr., 3.71, Youth StudiesDL Nathan Clayberg, Drake University, Sr., 3.82, Finance / AccountingDL Tanner Evans, Drake University, Sr., 3.79, Finance & Law, Politics & SocietyDL Parker Hesse, University of Iowa, Jr., 3.72, Interdepartmental StudiesDL Anthony Nelson, University of Iowa, So., 3.89, AccountingLB Chrishard Buhl, Northwestern State University, Sr., 3.57, PsychologyLB Dalton Cox, South Dakota State University, Jr., 4.00, Economics / Entrepreneurial StudiesLB James Graves, University of Central Arkansas, Sr., 3.62, Computer ScienceDB Jared Beshore, Missouri State University, Jr., 3.84, Physical EducationDB Nick Farina, South Dakota State University, Sr., 3.62, Exercise ScienceDB Robbie Grimsley, North Dakota State University, Jr., 3.56, Criminal JusticeDB Ryan Reed, Northwestern State University, Jr., 3.59, Industrial Engineering TechnologyP Patrick Ponder, University of Central Arkansas, Sr., 3.68, Anthropology CoSIDA ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – A total of nine Southland Conference football student-athletes from four schools earned spots on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the organization announced Thursday. Representing District 7 are Houston Baptist’s Mev Ajdin and Andre Walker, and Stephen F. Austin’s Marlon Walls. Ajdin, a senior running back, posted a 3.79 GPA with a major in finance while sophomore defensive lineman Walker holds a 3.52 with a biology major.center_img NCAA DIVISION I – DISTRICT 7 (CO, ID, KS, MT, NE, NM, OK, TX, WY)FIRST TEAMQB Brett Rypien, Boise State University, Jr., 3.59, General BusinessRB Mev Ajdin, Houston Baptist University, Sr., 3.79, FinanceRB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State University, So., 3.86, FinanceWR Mitchell Herbert, Montana State University, Sr., 3.84, Cell Biology & Neuroscience (pre-med)WR Jacob Sannon, University of Idaho, Gr., 3.91/4.00, Accounting (UG) / Accounting (G)TE Britton Abbott, Oklahoma State University, Sr., 3.95, Management & Marketing acOL Mason Hampton, Boise State University, Sr., 3.97, AccountancyOL Adam Holtorf, Kansas State, Jr., 3.94, AgribusinessOL Will Hopkins, SMU, Gr., 3.93, MS ManagementOL Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State University, Sr., 3.89, Marketing & ManagementOL John Molchon, Boise State University, Jr., 3.83, FinanceK Josh Williams, SMU, Jr., 3.96, FinanceST Jak Holbrook, The University of Texas, Jr., 3.81, Radio, Television, FilmDL Parker Hanusa, Rice University, Jr., 3.58, EconomicsDL Matt Locher, Boise State University, Jr., 3.98, FinanceDL Mick Stoltenberg, University of Nebraska, Jr., 3.43, ManagementDL Andre Walker, Houston Baptist University, So., 3.52, BiologyLB D.J. Green, Rice University, Gr., 3.94/4.33, Sport ManagementLB Ed Hall, University of Idaho, Jr., 3.83, Mechanical EngineeringLB Chris Weber, University of Nebraska, Sr., 3.96, Nutrition ScienceDB Jorian Clark, Rice University, Jr., 3.68, Sport ManagementDB Kekoa Nawahine, Boise State University, So., 3.85, UndeclaredDB Cole Thomas, Rice University, Gr., 3.62, Economics (UG) / Accounting (G)DB Marlon Walls, Stephen F. Austin State University, Sr., 4.00, Engineering PhysicsP Marcus Ripley, Texas State University, So., 3.74, Exercise & Sports Science The Demons also earned a trio of all-district honorees in junior offensive lineman Chris Zirkle (3.87, business administration), senior linebacker Chrishard Buhl (3.57, psychology) and junior defensive back Ryan Reed (3.59, industrial engineering technology). Three Bears’ student-athletes were named to the all-district list: junior offensive lineman John Cook (3.78, biology), senior linebacker James Graves (3.62, computer science) and senior punter Patrick Ponder (3.68, anthropology).last_img read more

  • The four scenarios to decide the future of LaLiga

    first_imgLaLiga has put the brakes on the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of the 2019-20 season is in the air and Luis Rubiales has already confirmed that they move in four possible scenarios. In two of them Barcelona would finish as champion of the present edition of the First Division and Cádiz as that of the Second, achieving promotion to LaLiga Santander. The decision will be made on March 25 in a joint Commission between members of the Royal Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga. But if there is a conflict between both parties and an agreement is not reached, it will be Rubiales who decides.Who decides the future of LaLiga Santander and SmartBank?As stated in the Coordination Agreement signed by Javier Tebas and Luis Rubiales in July 2019, the final classification of the competition will have to be decided by mutual agreement between LaLiga and the Federation. “The proposals on the development of the competition, final classification and determination of the winning clubs correspond to LaLiga, which will need the prior agreement of the RFEF to carry them out.”Article VI of said agreement adds: To this end, a commission will be created, made up of the Secretary General of the RFEF and the person designated by LaLiga and their respective Heads of Competitions, in order to analyze the necessary regulatory changes so that this Commission is competent for all matters. that is referring to sports eventualities during the competition. In case of disagreement it will be the President of the RFEF, or the body in which he delegates, who will finally decide“.Scenario one: play every gameInitially, LaLiga has announced the stoppage of the competition for the next two days. Although this measure could be extended over time if necessary. The problem that the competition finds to end the 38 days played is the calendar, which is loaded with competitions. The decisions made by UEFA, both for the Champions and the Europa League and for the Euro Cup, whose start is set for June 12, will determine the feasibility of concluding the domestic championships in all European leagues. As of today there are only two free dates on the calendar to make up delayed days. It would be April 18 and May 20. If the format of the Champions League were to be suspended or modified (to play a single match all the qualifying rounds) it could free more weeks or another one that is on the table: move the Euro Cup to June 2021. In this way, it would be released in June and all postponed matches could be played.Second scenario: leave the season desertedIf the situation is complicated and the suspension of the championship is extended during the time and the recovery of all the days is unfeasible, the Federation and LaLiga could decide that this season would be deserted in all aspects. There would be no champion in any of the competitions and promotions and descents would be canceled. Participating next season all the teams in the same category that have been doing it in this edition.Third scenario: finish on day 27To date, 27 days have been played. One of the possibilities would be to finish the competition until the last date played. What would leave Barcelona as league champion, Madrid, Seville and Real Sociedad in Champions League positions; to Getafe and Atlético in the Europa League, and Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol would descend to Second. Instead, Cádiz and Zaragoza would ascend directly.But this scenario would not have many options for a reason: not everyone has faced each other the same number of times. Crashing against the purity of the competition. Term that has been used on many occasions by the Federation itself to prevent the competition from taking away from Spain and playing on neutral ground.Fourth scenario: results of the first roundAnother possible scenario if the competition cannot continue is for the champion to be decided, the European positions and the descents and promotion. according to the results obtained in the first round of the competition. There everyone would have faced each other on one occasion. In this way, Barcelona would also be proclaimed league champion but for the goal difference with Madrid, since both finished the first round with 40 points. Atlético and Sevilla would be in the Europa League; while Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol would descend.From this option, one could be drawn that has been considered in Serie A. Which is to play a playoff for the title and another for relegation, if there was time to play a game, but not the total of the remaining eleven days.last_img read more

  • Windies batting fails in loss to India

    first_imgKOLKATA, India, CMC:West Indies’ batting failed miserably as they slumped to a 45-run defeat to hosts India in their opening official warm-up match of the Twenty20 World Cup at Eden Gardens here yesterday.Chasing a challenging 186 for victory, only opener Chris Gayle was good enough to reach the 20s as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 140 in the final over.The left-handed Gayle got exactly 20 from 11 balls, and fellow Jamaican AndrÈ Russell was the next best scorer with 19 from 13 deliveries.West Indies’ run chase was ruined by left-arm spinners Pawan Negi (2-15) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-26), along with seamers Hardik Pandya (2-25) and Mohammed Shami (2-30), all of whom took two wickets each.India had earlier tallied 185 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Rohit Sharma narrowly missing out on three figures with an unbeaten 98.Left-hander Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 31, while opener Shikhar Dhawan got 21.Fast bowler Jerome Taylor (2-26) and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-30) were the best bowlers on show for West Indies.Rohit put on 32 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Dhawan and posted a further 24 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who made seven.However, Benn bowled the left-handed Dhawan in the fifth over and had Rahane stumped in the ninth, to leave India on 56 for two.Rohit then dominated the innings in an 89-run, third-wicket stand with Yuvraj, facing 57 deliveries and counting nine fours and seven sixes.In reply, Gayle and Johnson Charles (18) gave West Indies a robust start, gathering 26 from the first two overs. They had put on 36 off just 21 deliveries when Gayle was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah after striking three fours and a six.Charles, who counted two fours off 13 balls, followed in the next over to a catch at the wicket off Mohammed Shami and Denesh Ramdin, promoted to number four, perished for six at 59 for three at the end of the eighth over.Marlon Samuels, who made 17, and Dwayne Bravo, 13, then carried West Indies to 72 without further loss and seemed to be guiding the side out of trouble.But Samuels was bowled by Jadeja at the start of the 12th over, and with just six runs added in the next over, Bravo also followed as West Indies lost their last seven wickets in quick time for 68 runs.last_img read more