NBA Showcase helps local economy

first_img Share RelatedHall of Famer Nancy Lieberman in townBy LARRY GAGE Former college and professional basketball star Nancy Lieberman is on South Padre Island this week for the NBA Development League Showcase.  She is the head coach of the league’s newest team, the Texas Legends, who play their home games in Frisco, located just north of Dallas.  Lieberman…January 13, 2011In “Sports”D-League showcase wows, offers look at talentBy JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out to watch some…January 13, 2011In “Sports”Martinez, Swink Claim All-District HonorsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon basketball players Alex Martinez and Kelcie Swink took top honors when the All-District 32-4A teams were announced recently. Swink was named Offensive Player of the Year by the district coaches and Martinez was named to the All-District First…April 6, 2015In “News” By ANTONIO VINDELL L.D. Williams, a player from Springfield, Ma., shows his style. (Photo by Stormy Wall)The NBA Development League Showcase has been having a series of games this week on South Padre Island where scouts are looking for potential players to go to NBA teams all over the country.But the four-day event, that ends tonight (Thursday), also provided a prime opportunity to showcase the Island and gave the town a shot in the arm during a time when business is slower than usual.A total of 16 teams and their coaches have been pumping money into local hotels and restaurants.“This is the first time we bring the league here,” Dan Reed, the Development League president, said. “We have filled a number of hotels. These players and their coaches are helping the local economy because they are spending money.”He said each team has 10 players plus three members of a coaching staff per team.“Eleven of these games are scheduled to be shown on national television,” Reed said.“This is a great opportunity for the local residents to come out and watch some of the best basketball games in the world,” he added.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 13 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.last_img read more

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‘Guardiola is very persuasive’ – Worry that Man City boss can…

first_imgFor months the Catalan media have been repeatedly explaining that De Jong wants to play for Barcelona and is eager to be on the same team as Lionel Messi. This was seen as crucial in any deal, and it was even suggested, more than once, that Barca could pay a cheaper fee than others because of this situation.Even the Catalan pair of Sport and Mundo Deportivo are wobbling a bit, and Marca, more Madrid leaning, explains the club now faces an ‘uphill battle’ to sign the Dutchman.PSG are said to have already put €80m ‘on the table’ and that is a problem given Barcelona were looking at paying €50m.Manchester City are also a major problem, and Marca say the Premier League champions are trying to get the player on their side: ‘in this sense Guardiola is very persuasive’The Spanish newspaper believe the transfer fee will be around €70m, which suggests they don’t think PSG will win the day.It could now be a straight charm offensive between Manchester City and Barcelona, with the English club hoping Guardiola’s persuasion can override the attraction of playing alongside Messi.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo Frenkie de Jong is everywhere in the Spanish media right now, and one thing is clear: Barcelona’s confidence that they had the deal in their hands is beginning to shake.last_img read more

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Better than Zidane? Solari has best coaching start for Madrid since 1957

first_imgLet the hype train roll on for Santiago Solari, who has righted the ship for Real Madird and continued his flying start as interim manager for Los Blancos with a 5-0 Champions League victory over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday. After kicking off his tenure with a 4-0 win over Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Solari then saw his side to a 2-0 victory over Valladolid in league play before breezing past Plzen.  Interestingly, the caretaker boss’ opening run is among the best in the club’s history. In fact, not since Luis Carniglia in 1957 has a Madrid manager started with three straight clean sheets in three straight wins. 3 – Santigo Solari is the second @realmadriden manager to win his first three games without conceding a goal (Luis Carniglia in 1957). Hope. pic.twitter.com/CHMnfhLHsd— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 7, 2018Sure, the competition hasn’t been of the highest order in Solari’s limited time with the club, but that’s no reason to write off the performances from his charges. In fact, the 5-0 win for Madrid over Plzen is the biggest ever by a Spanish side away to a Czech team in European competition.He hasn’t done it all by himself, of course. Karim Benzema has been in fine form under his new boss, scoring three times in three outings, netting his 200th Champions League goal on Wednesday and adding his 201st for good measure.In addition, youngster Vinicius Junior is turning heads with his sterling showings for the club.  The teenager netted the winner against Valladolid and added an assist in Wednesday’s match, becoming just the second player born after the year 2000 to register an assist the Champions League behind Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Madird can extend their run of good form against Celta Vigo on Sunday and will be hoping the upcoming international break doesn’t break their stride.last_img read more

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ICC CWC 2019: Dale Steyn ruled out of Proteas’ opener against England

first_imgImage Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleAdvertisement 9mdwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6sc3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Earrnqcu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fuWould you ever consider trying this?😱ppzCan your students do this? 🌚kpb86Roller skating! Powered by Firework Dale Steyn will reportedly be unavailable for South Africa’s opening match in the 2019 World Cup after being yet to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained at the IPL. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleSouth Africa team coach Otis Gibson mentioned that Dale Steyn is not fully fit and the management is targetting the game against India as a potential target for his return to the field.Gibson shed further details on the issue. He said:Advertisement “He’s not quite ready yet. He’s not far away … but not quite yet, We think with a six-week tournament, there is no real need to force the issue.“We know that he is close and he’s getting closer every day. We’ll give him as much time as we can to get him ready.”Advertisement Dale Steyn is a vital cog in the Proteas’ fast bowling setup. Alongside Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, the side boasts one of the most intimidating pace attack which will prove in the cloudy conditions of England.The spearhead suffered the injury during his time in India playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His unfortunate injury cut his stint in the subcontinent to just two matches.Read Also:Cricket: Former Zimbabwe pacer Henry Olonga auditions for The Voice in AustraliaFour ‘away’ kits revealed for the World Cup with India yet to reveal Advertisementlast_img read more

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Red-hot Ice battle Blazers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsLuke Bertolucci, who will represent B.C. at the Canada Games next month in Halifax, leads the Kootenay Ice back into action as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League resumes play following the Christmas break.Bertolucci and the rest of the Ice play host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice has been on fire of late, undefeated in four games.Leading the Ice is Nelson’s Dryden Hunt and Bertolucci. Hunt leads Kootenay in scoring with nine goals and 19 assists.Bertolucci, scoring for Team B.C. during an exhibition game during the holiday break, is right behind with 10 goals and 17 assists.Kootenay currently sits in tenth spot in the 11-team league with 5-13-6 record, but is only eight points out of six spot.The teams open the two-game set Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The series concludes Sunday beginning at 11:15 [email protected]last_img read more

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Ghostriders dump Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player. Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player.last_img read more

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2018 Feile Fixtures

first_imgFinal________v________15-Apr1.00pmKenny ParkBrian Keown 3CraughwellvCastlegar14-Apr11.00amCraughwellGordon Duane 2Meelick EyrecourtvAhascragh Fohenagh13-Apr6.30pmClonfertDara Kelly Final________v________15-Apr12.00pmKenny ParkNoel Quinn 1. Kilnadeema Leitrim1Kilnadeema LeitrimvKillimordaly11-Apr6.30pmKilnadeemaPeter Murphy 2Mountbellew MoyloughvKinvara13-Apr6.30pmMountbellewJohn Cahill Round 4.Tynagh/Abbey/DuniryRound DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee 2AbbeyknockmoyvMícheál Breathnach13-Apr6.30pmAbbeyknockmoyTom Lally Round 2KillimordalyvArdrahan13-Apr6.30pmKillimordalyJohn Cahill DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee 3KilconeironvMullagh/Kiltormer14-Apr11.00amKilconeironJames Lundon 1. Sylane1SylanevTurloughmore11-Apr6.30pmSylaneDavid Staunton 3Mountbellew MoyloughvMeelick Eyrecourt14-Apr12.00pmKinvaraKarol Collins Group B – Coordinator: T LarkinRound 5Padraig PearsesvBallygar14-Apr1.50pmBallymacwardD. Moloney DateTimeVenueReferee Group C – Coordinator: M KellyRound Round 2Tommy LarkinsvSarsfields13-Apr6.30pmWoodfordDavid Cunningham Group ARound 3Kilnadeema LeitrimvArdrahan14-Apr11.00amKilnadeemaLiam Gordon 4SkehanavBallygar14-Apr12.30pmBallymacwardJohn Donovan DateTimeVenueReferee Round 4. Oranmore MareeRound Group A – Coordinator: J BurkeRound DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee 3 LoughreavTurloughmore14-Apr12.00pmSylaneSean Byrne 2Oranmore MareevBallinasloe13-Apr6.30pmOranmorePat Brennan DateTimeVenueReferee 2. Turloughmore1Michael Cusacksv Loughrea11-Apr6.30pmKilbeacantyNoel Quinn Round DateTimeVenueReferee TODDIE BYRNE CUP 2. Tuam1AnnaghdownvAbbeyknockmoy11-Apr6.30pmCreggStephen Doyle Group D – Coordinator: M DonoghueRound 2. Moycullen1Mullagh/KiltormervSt Thomas11-Apr6.30pmMullaghShane Curley 2AthenryvCraughwell13-Apr6.30pmAthenryKevin Egan 3Mícheál BreathnachvAnnaghdown14-Apr12.10pmIndreabhánDavid Earls 3CarnmorevBallindereen14-Apr11.00amCarnmorePaul Fahy DateTimeVenueReferee 4. LoughreaRound DateTimeVenueReferee 3. Ahascragh Fohenagh DateTimeVenueReferee 3Tynagh/Abbey/DuniryvKillimordaly14-Apr12.00pmKilnadeemaLiam Gordon Semi Final_______AvD_______14-Apr6.30pmKenny ParkDerek Kelly 3KinvaravAhascragh Fohenagh14-Apr11.00amKinvaraKarol Collins 1. Carnmore1CarnmorevCappataggle11-Apr6.30pmCarnmoreMike Tarpey 3Cois FharraigevLiam Mellows14-Apr11.00amAn SpidéalJohn Keane DateTimeVenueReferee TODDIE BYRNE CUP (Team 1 “HOST” team on Saturday 14th April 2018) 2. Meelick Eyrecourt1Ahascragh FohenaghvMountbellew Moylough11-Apr6.30pmAhascraghVincent Burke 3BallinasloevSarsfields14-Apr11.00amBallinasloeTrevor Lohan DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee 2SkehanavKillimor13-Apr6.30pmKillimorJ. Rosney Semi Final_______CvB_______14-Apr5.30pmKenny ParkShane Hynes 3. Liam Mellows TODDIE BYRNE CUP Round 5. KillimorRound Round DateTimeVenueReferee 5KillimorvPortumna14-Apr1.10pmBallymacwardVincent Earls 3AthenryvClarinbridge14-Apr12.00pmCraughwellGordon Duane 2. Tommy Larkins1SarsfieldsvOranmore Maree11-Apr6.30pmNew InnGerry Hurley DateTimeVenueReferee 4. Rahoon NewcastleRound DateTimeVenueReferee Group B – Coordinator: D EarlsRound 4PortumnaBye 2ClarinbridgevCastlegar12-Apr6.30pmClarinbridgeJohn Mcdonagh DateTimeVenueReferee Group B – Coordinator: P. KellyRound 2GortvCois Fharraige13-Apr6.30pmGortPascal Sheehancenter_img 2CappatagglevBallindereen13-Apr6.30pmCappataggleSeamus Canning 3KillimorBye 3St ThomasvMoycullen14-Apr12.00pmKilconeironJames Lundon 2TurloughmorevMichael Cusacks13-Apr6.30pmLackaghR. Mc Nicholas 4. GortRound 2 LoughreavSylane13-Apr6.30pm LoughreaChristy Brown Round 4. St ThomasRound 3AbbeyknockmoyvTuam14-Apr1.00pmIndreabhánDavid Earls DateTimeVenueReferee 3. Annaghdown 1. Padraig Pearses1PortumnavSkehana11-Apr6.30pmSkehanaMichael Malone Group D. T Lambert & M. BrennanRound DateTimeVenueReferee 1. Cois Fharraige1Cois FharraigevSalthill Knocknacarra11-Apr6.30pmAn SpidéalRonan McNulty 5SkehanaBye DateTimeVenueReferee Round 2TuamvAnnaghdown13-Apr6.30pmTuamJames Hoade 3. Ardrahan 3. Ballindereen DateTimeVenueReferee 4. Mountbellew MoyloughRound 2Salthill KnocknacarravLiam Mellows13-Apr6.30pmThe PrairieAlan Kelly 3. Mullagh/Kiltormer DateTimeVenueReferee 3. AthenryRound DateTimeVenueReferee 4KillimorvPadraig Pearses14-Apr11.50amBallymacwardVincent Earls 2. Portumna1BallygarvKillimor11-Apr6.30pmBallygarCharlie Warde Group A – Coordinator: K EganRound 4. Skehana 2. Salthill Knocknacarra1Liam MellowsvGort11-Apr6.30pmBallyloughaneMichael Connolly DateTimeVenueReferee 1. Kinvara1KinvaravMeelick Eyrecourt11-Apr6.30pmKinvaraFergal Bermingham print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 2Padraig PearsesvPortumna13-Apr6.30pmPortumnaMichael Kelly Semi Final_______AvC_______14-Apr6.30pmCraughwellSeamus Golderick DateTimeVenueReferee JUSTIN CHEEVERS CUP (Team 1 “HOST” team on Saturday 14th April 2018) 3Padraig PearsesvSkehana14-Apr11.10amBallymacwardD. Moloney 2Tynagh/Abbey/DuniryvKilnadeema Leitrim13-Apr6.30pmTynaghJoe Larkin Round 4. AbbeyknockmoyRound 2BallygarBye 3Rahoon NewcastlevCappataggle14-Apr12.00pmCarnmorePaul Fahy 3GortvSalthill Knocknacarra14-Apr12.00pmAn SpidéalJohn Keane Cordinator P. Lohan 086 1737467 2St ThomasvKilconeiron13-Apr6.30pmCastledalyDavid Corbett Final________v________15-Apr2.00pmKenny ParkJohn McDonagh Round TODDIE BYRNE SHIELD 1. Ballinasloe1BallinasloevTommy Larkins11-Apr6.30pmBallinasloePeter Cambell 1. Kilconeiron1KilconeironvMoycullen11-Apr6.30pmKilconeironKevin Quirke 1. Mícheál Breathnach1Mícheál BreathnachvTuam11-Apr6.30pmIndreabhánDavid Earls Group C – Coordinator: J Mc DonaghRound 3SylanevMichael Cusacks14-Apr11.00amSylaneSean Byrne DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee 3Oranmore MareevTommy Larkins14-Apr12.00pmBallinasloeTrevor Lohan 3. Ballygar1Padraig PearsesBye Round DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee DateTimeVenueReferee TODDIE BYRNE SHIELD (Team 1 “HOST” team on Saturday 14th April 2018) 2. Cappataggle1BallindereenvRahoon Newcastle11-Apr6.30pmBallindereenTom Mc Nicholas DateTimeVenueReferee 3. Michael Cusacks JUSTIN CHEEVERS CUP 2. Clarinbridge1CastlegarvAthenry11-Apr6.30pmCastlegarTom Lally 3. Castlegar Semi Final_______BvD_______14-Apr5.30pmCraughwellRonan Stankard 2Rahoon NewcastlevCarnmore13-Apr6.30pmTonabruckyKatie Kilbane. 2. Killimordaly1ArdrahanvTynagh/Abbey/Duniry11-Apr6.30pmArdrahanGer o Connor JUSTIN CHEEVERS CUP 2MoycullenvMullagh/Kiltormer13-Apr6.30pmMoycullenJoeseph Mc Namara 3. Sarsfields 1. Craughwell1CraughwellvClarinbridge11-Apr6.30pmCraughwellOllie Flanagan 3PortumnavBallygar14-Apr10.30amBallymacwardJohn Donovanlast_img read more

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Galway Ladies lose out to Dublin in Moycullen

first_imgThe only unbeaten record in the Lidl NFL Division 1 was ended in Moycullenas goals from Sinead Aherne and Siobhan Woods gave Dublin the points againstConnacht champions Galway.Tim Rabbitte’s Galway were already sure of their spot in the semi-finalsahead of this game, but they have now been joined there by Donegal, Cork andDublin, who ground out the win in west Galway.Dublin got off to a great start when Aherne palmed to the net after eightminutes, but Galway replied through Barbara Hannon to only trail by one athalf-time.But with Aherne and Nicole Owens in point scoring form, the closest Galwaycould get was one point as Mick Bohan’s side finished strongly to claim thehonours.Dublin were first out of the blocks when Aherne goaled, but Galway respondedimmediately with an Olivia Divilly point.In a low scoring first-half, it was Dublin who looked the more clinical infront of goal. Firstly, a long-range effort from wing back Aoife Kane put themback into a three-point lead, which was quickly followed up by a well takenpoint by midfielder Jennifer Dunne.The Galway ladies were spurred on by a large home crowd and Hannon’s smartfinish cut the gap to a point. Almost straight from the kick-out Divilly droveat the Dublin defence and set-up Roisin Leonard who tapped it over from closerange to level the game on 26 minutes.The final score of the half came by way of a super Nicole Owens point butDublin were certainly the happier side at the interval as they led 1-3 to 1-2.Aherne and Tracey Leonard exchanged frees to start the second half, but themove of the game resulted in Woods’s goal after 38 minutes, which proveddecisive.Galway continued to battle hard and Roisin Leonard reduced the gap back tothree points with 15 minutes remaining. But that was as good as it got forGalway as Aherne and Owens pointed Dublin towards the win as they reclaimed topspot in the table by virtue of their superior points’ difference.Dublin: C Trant, M Byrne, N Collins, R Ruddy, A Kane (0-1),O Carey, S Goldrick, J Dunne (0-1), L Magee, O Nolan, N McEvoy, C Rowe, SAherne (1-3), N Healy, N Owens (0-2) Subs: L Davey (0-1) forMcEvoy (h-t), S Woods (1-0) for Nolan (h-t), N Hetherton for Dunne (45), SKilleen for Owens 50, H O’Neill for Magee 60.Galway: RNi Chonghaile; O Murphy, S Lynch, F Cooney; S Burke, B Hannon (1-0), C Cooney;O Divilly (0-1), L Ward; L Coen, T Leonard (0-2), M Glynn (0-1) L Hannon, RLeonard (0-2), L Gannon Subs: M Seoighe for Hannon (21), SConneally (0-1) for Coen (34), S Molloy for Burke (38), M Coyne for Cooney (48),R Ni Flaharta for Gannon (55), L Noone for Divilly (60).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Dublin 2-8 Galway 1-7 By Tommy Devane last_img read more

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Southland Cross Country Championships Set for Monday

first_imgLamar leads the men’s teams with 12 cross country championships followed by McNeese State with eight, who won its last title in 2012. Original conference member Abilene Christian won the league’s first seven championships from 1964-70, which is the record for most consecutive team titles. The Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission and the City of Natchitoches are presenting sponsors of the 2014 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships. Visit Natchitoches.com for lodging and tourism information on historic Natchitoches. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Philipp Baar returns for the Islanders after finishing seventh in last season’s championship and earning second-team all conference. The Lamar men’s and women’s teams are looking to repeat as conference champions. Last season the Cardinals won their seventh team championship in the last eight years. The Lady Cardinals won their fourth team championship last year after claiming three consecutive titles from 2004-06. Last year’s conference championship runner-up for the men’s race was Stephen F. Austin, while Central Arkansas finished second in the women’s race. The 2014 NCAA Cross Country South Central Regional will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at Agri Park in Fayetteville, Ark. For those teams and individuals who qualify, the 2014 NCAA championships will be held Nov. 22, in Terre Haute, Ind. Top Regular-Season FinishesMcNeese State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Southeastern Louisiana men’s teams each earned team titles at races this season. The McNeese State men’s team won several races including the Rice Invitational, the Raign’ Cajuns Invitational hosted by Louisiana-Lafayette and the McNeese Cowboy Stampede. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s team won the 15th Annual Islanders Splash at home and also claimed the Ninth Annual UIW Invitational. The Southeastern Louisiana men’s team took the top spot at the Louisiana Army National Guard/ROTC Wolfpack Invitational, while finishing second at the LSU Invitational. The Lamar men’s team had strong second-place finishes at the Texas A&M Invitational and the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival hosted by Arkansas.Abilene Christian, Northwestern State, Lamar, and Sam Houston State women’s teams all won team crowns at races this season. The Abilene Christian women’s team captured titles at the Ninth Annual UIW Invitational and the West Texas College Open. The Northwestern State women’s team finished first at the Mook 5 race hosted by Louisiana Tech and the NSU Pre-Conference Meet at home. The Lamar women’s team won the Texas A&M Invitational, while posting a second-place finish at Arkansas’ Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. The Sam Houston State women’s team earned a first-place finish at the 15th Annual Islanders Splash hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. At the Rice Invitational, the Stephen F. Austin women’s team clinched a second-place finish, while the Southeastern Louisiana women’s team finished second at the LSU Invitational. Graduate student Leigh Lattimore returns for Lady Cardinals. Lattimore was named female newcomer of the year last season and first-team all conference after finishing second at the conference championship. Nicholls sophomore Tessni Carruthers, an all-conference honorable mention, returns after a top-15 finish last year. The Lamar men’s team is ranked No. 3 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s South Central Region poll, directly behind Texas and Arkansas. Stephen F. Austin is ranked eighth in the poll followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ninth and McNeese State 10th. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State round out the men’s regional poll at No. 14 and No. 15. In the women’s South Central Region poll, Lamar is ranked third behind Baylor and Arkansas, while Stephen F. Austin is 12th and Central Arkansas is 13th.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The 2014 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships will get underway Monday in Natchitoches, La., at the Walter P. Ledet Track Complex. The men’s 8-kilometer championship race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women’s 6-kilometer championship race at 9:30 a.m. There will be an awards ceremony immediately following the women’s race. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Philipp Baar had strong individual showings this season as he won the men’s race at the 15th Annual Islanders Splash, placed third at the Texas A&M Invitational and came in fourth at the Crimson Classic hosted by Alabama. Northwestern State freshman Josh Wilkins won the men’s race at Louisiana Tech’s Mook 5, while McNeese State graduate student Ryan Holroyd finished first at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede. Southeastern Louisiana junior Harry Wiggins won the men’s race at the Army National Guard/ROTC Wolfpack Invitational and Lamar senior Sam Stabler earned a second-place finish at the Rice Invitational. Abilene Christian sophomore Diana García Muñoz won multiple individual races this season including top finishes at the Ninth Annual UIW Invitational and the West Texas College Open. Northwestern State freshman Jacqueline Rushford won the women’s race at the Louisiana Tech’s Mook 5 and Northwestern State freshman runner Jacqueline Rushford won the NSU Pre-Conference Meet, while Houston Baptist junior Gabriela Busquet finished the women’s course second at the HBU Invitational. Stephen F. Austin’s men’s team returns junior Cody Brown and sophomore Anthony Gallardo, the 2013 freshman of the year. Brown and Gallardo, both of whom were second-team all-conference selections, each finished in the top-ten at the championship a year ago. Stephen F. Austin senior Laurie Byrd returns for the Ladyjacks after being a first-team all-conference selection last season and a having sixth-place finish at the championship. Despite losing two award winners from last season, Lamar’s men’s team still returns a first-team all-conference selection in junior Sam Stabler and a second-team all-conference selection in senior Ryan Creech. Stabler had a fourth-place finish in last year’s championship while Creech finished ninth. Also returning is graduate student Michael Kershaw, who was a top-15 finisher at the championship and earned honorable mention all-conference. Stephen F. Austin leads the women’s teams with seven championships, its last title coming in 2012. Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are second, each owning four team titles.last_img read more

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Avenue HQ music venue destroyed by JC tornado

first_imgCan Avenue HQ rise from the rubble?The popular Capitol Avenue music venue was destroyed by last week’s tornado in Jefferson City.“We lost things. We lost a business. We certainly lost some history. But we didn’t lose any lives,” Quintin Rice with Avenue HQ says.Rice says the historic building on the corner of East Capitol and Lafayette is a total loss.Tornado and flood victims can get help for pretty much anything at The Linc on Lafayette Street in Jefferson City on Friday, and the Church of the Nazarene in Eldon on Saturday. More info here.last_img read more

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