Southland Gives Back: Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. The Southeastern SAAC began their food drive at the SLU men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader on Nov. 10. SAAC will partner with the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office to continue to collect non-perishable food items at home basketball games throughout the month of December. “Our student-athletes were very excited about participating in the Southland’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ initiative,” SLU Assistant AD for Academic Services/SWA and SAAC advisor Sherry Kennemer. “They chose to contribute to the Tangi Food Pantry because it was a cause they felt helped the most people within our community.” For the 11th consecutive holiday season, Southland Conference institutions are hosting the annual “Twelve Days of Christmas,” a community service project coordinated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to reach out to their respective local communities. Each institution will plan and execute a community service project leading up the Christmas break. The Tangi Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides nutritious groceries to over 44,000 individuals and families in need in Tangipahoa Parish. Southeastern student-athletes participate in community service projects throughout the year, not just at the holidays. During the 2016-17 season, SLU earned the Southland Strong Community Service Award after finishing with over 6,200 hours of community service. HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently participated in the Southland Conference’s “12 Days of Christmas” campaign by contributing to the local Tangi Food Pantry.last_img read more

ACU’s Josh Sheehy Earns Southland Men’s Tennis Player of the Year Honors

first_imgSecond-Team SinglesNo. 1 William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 2 Nicolas Mayr, LamarNo. 3 Nikolas Moceanu, Abilene ChristianNo. 4 Carlos Pedrosa, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 5 Josh Taylor, LamarNo. 6 Akinori Wada, Abilene Christian Sheehy led the Wildcats to their first undefeated season in Southland Conference play and a No. 1 seed in the 2019 Southland Conference Tennis Tournament. The senior went 18-4 on the year, including a perfect 5-0 mark in singles play, earning first-time all-conference laurels. Ranked No. 112 in the latest ITA Division I Singles poll, Sheehy won both his top-line doubles matches alongside brother Jonathan and closed the season with a seven-match singles win streak. Second-Team DoublesNo. 1 Francois Kellerman/Okkie Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 2 Paco Bendana/Caleb Dyer, Incarnate Word Abilene Christian and New Orleans make up the doubles first team with the Wildcat pairs of Jackson Fine/Cole Lawson and Nikolas Moceanu/Jonathan Sheehy and the Privateers duos of Johannes Klein/Samuel Armand and Odysseas Papioannou/Nicolas Kramer.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi brothers Francois Kellerman/Okkie Kellerman claim the No. 1 flight on the second team, joined by Incarnate Word’s Paco Bendana and Caleb Dyer at the No. 2 line. Joining Sheehy on the all-conference first team was teammate Riley Tran at the No. 5 slot. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also places a pair on the top squad at the No. 2 and 6 flights in Francois Kellerman and Kyoehei Yamanaka. Lamar’s Carlos Paton Canal lands on the first team at the No. 3 position, and Incarnate Word’s Oliver Valentinsson earns first-team honors at the No. 4 line. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy is the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday along with its all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. First-Team SinglesNo. 1 Josh Sheehy, Abilene ChristianNo. 2 Francois Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 3 Carlos Paton Canal, LamarNo. 4 Oliver Valentinsson, Incarnate WordNo. 5 Riley Tran, Abilene ChristianNo. 6 Kyohei Yamanaka, Texas A&M-Corpus Christicenter_img The Wildcats and Islanders also account for two flights on the second team, along with Lamar. William Mottet and Carlos Pedrosa represent A&M-Corpus Christi at No. 1 and 4, while ACU’s Nikolas Moceanu and Akinori Wada occupy the No. 3 and 6 slots. Lamar’s Nicolas Mayr and Josh Taylor were voted to the No. 2 and 5 lines. First serve of the 2019 Southland Men’s Tennis Tournament is set for 10 a.m. CT Friday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The championship match has a 10 a.m. start for Saturday. More information can be found by visiting the tournament homepage.All-Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Teams and Individual AwardsPlayer of the Year: Josh Sheehy, Abilene ChristianFreshman of the Year: Dimitris Azoides, Abilene ChristianNewcomer of the Year: Akinori Wada, Abilene ChristianCoach of the Year: Hutton Jones, Abilene Christian Finishing off a sweep of the superlative awards, Wildcats’ head coach Hutton Jones claims the Coach of the Year award. Abilene Christian secured the program’s first-ever Southland Conference regular-season title, recorded five individual wins over nationally-ranked opponents and the team garnered six overall all-conference honors. Abilene Christian also took home the Newcomer and Freshman of the Year awards, given to Akinori Wada and Dimitris Azoides, respectively. A Collin County Community College transfer, Wada made an immediate impact after joining the team during Spring Break, winning his first four singles matches and finishing with a 3-1 conference record at No. 6 singles. Azoides, also a late addition, finished second to Josh Sheehy in overall wins with 17 in his rookie campaign. First-Team DoublesNo. 1 Jackson Fine/Cole Lawson, Abilene ChristianNo. 2 Johannes Klein/Samuel Armand, New OrleansNo. 3 Nikolas Moceanu/Jonathan Sheehy, Abilene Christian & Odysseas Papioannou/Nicolas Kramer, New Orleanslast_img read more

No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana Eliminates Defending Champions, No. 7 Northwestern State

first_imgMason Knopp (8-2) earned the win after allowing three runs on eight hits through six innings, and Jared Biddy picked up his 11th save with 2.1 innings of no-hit relief and a pair of punchouts. In the top of the fifth, the Lions exploded for four runs, beginning with back-to-back RBI base-knocks by Nathan Pilutti and Brennan Breaud to put SLU back on top. After a Nick Ray lineout went down as the second out, Trey Harrington roped a two-run double over the head of right-fielder Lenni Kunert to make it 6-2.   The Lions drew first blood in the top of the third, which began with a leadoff double to the left-field corner from Bryce Steckler. A Cody Grosse sac bunt moved Steckler 90 feet from home plate, and Preston Faulkner collected his team-high 47th RBI with a bloop single to right to knock Steckler in. One inning later, Northwestern State cut the Lions’ lead to two with a J.P. Lagreco RBI single, forcing SLU skipper Matt Riser to make the call to his all-conference closer, Biddy. Southeastern Louisiana advances to face the loser of game seven between No. 2 Central Arkansas and No. 6 Stephen F. Austin, and Northwestern State is eliminated. Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – After four games produced just 13 total runs on day one, attendees of the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament saw an offensive explosion in Thursday’s first game with No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana staying alive with a 6-4 win over No. 7 Northwestern State. The Demons chipped away at their deficit in the home-half of the sixth by way of a sac fly for Austin Stegall, who’s long fly ball got caught in the gusts blowing in to home plate and fell in to the glove of Ray, giving Tyler Smith plenty of time to tag up and advance to home. Northwestern State answered with two runs in the home-half of the third on a RBI double by Sam Taylor and a run-scoring base hit off the bat of Caleb Ricca. Sophomore Cheney Dodge, a .133 hitter to begin the contest, sparked the offense with a one-out single through the left side and scoring on Taylor’s two-bagger. The back-and-forth continued in the ensuing half inning as Southeastern Louisiana loaded the bases on a fielding error by Caleb Ricca and plated the tying run on a textbook squeeze play from Conner Manola.last_img read more

No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Downs No. 5 Central Arkansas

first_img2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi punched its ticket to the semifinals at the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament Friday night with a 3-0 win over No. 5 Central Arkansas inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark. The Islanders presented a well-balanced offense with seven players combining for 46 kills. Chloe Simon and Julia Carter paved the way with nine kills apiece, while Carissa Barnes tallied a team-best 22 digs. A&M-Corpus Christi held the Sugar Bears to a .123 hitting percentage en route to the three-set victory.Set OneThe Islanders gained control early in the opening set, racing out to a 7-3 advantage. The Sugar Bears attempted to keep pace with the high-powered A&M-Corpus Christi offense and even shrunk their deficit to 16-13 after a kill from Madi Bowles. However, the Islanders remained locked in and allowed just two more points from the Central Arkansas offense before closing out the opening set with a 25-15 victory.Set TwoTexas A&M-Corpus Christi picked up right where it left off in the second set, this time jumping out to an early 7-2 advantage. Back-to-back kills by Chloe Simon widened the Islanders’ lead to 10-4 but the Sugar Bears answered by scoring five of the next seven points to close the margin to 13-9. Four points is as close as Central Arkansas would come, however, as A&M-Corpus Christi stepped on the gas and concluded the set with a 25-18 win.Set ThreeThe final set saw seven tie scores and three lead changes as the Sugar Bears mounted one final comeback bid in order to extend the match to a fourth set. The two teams opened up trading leads four times within the opening 13 points. The Islanders rattled off a 5-1 scoring run immediately after a Central Arkansas timeout to take a 14-7 advantage. Central Arkansas continued to hang around and closed its deficit to a one-point margin on seven more occasions but the A&M-Corpus Christi offense proved too powerful and concluded the match with a 25-23 third-set victory.The Islanders will now take on No. 1 Stephen F. Austin in Saturday afternoon’s second semifinal matchup. First serve is slated for a 2:30 p.m. CT start inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.last_img read more

New “Golden Hour Double” To Debut At Santa Anita & Golden Gate Fields Saturday, Feb. 29

first_imgNew “Golden Hour Double” To Debut At Santa Anita & Golden Gate Fields Saturday, Feb. 29Five Dollar Minimum Wager To Feature Low 15 Percent Takeout & Guaranteed Pool Of $50,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2020)–Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields have combined forces to offer an exciting new wager beginning Saturday, Feb. 29.  Dubbed the “Golden Hour Double,” the new wager requires players to select the winners of the last race at each track.  With a five dollar minimum, the Golden Hour Double features a player friendly low 15 percent takeout. The wager will launch with a $50,000 guaranteed pool.“We’re constantly looking at new ways to bring excitement to our wagering customers and the Golden Hour Double will do just that,” said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director, California Racing Operations, TSG. “Our players want big pools to bet into with good field size and key betting value. With a low 15 percent takeout, this new wager provides them with a compelling and competitive way to finish out their race day.”Although post times will vary, the last race at Santa Anita will precede the finale at Golden Gate Fields every racing day, giving fans a much welcomed pari-mutuel crescendo on a daily basis.Entries for Saturday, Feb. 29 will be taken at both Santa Anita and Golden Gate on Wednesday, Feb. 26. For additional information on the new Golden Hour Double, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Wood becomes RLIF chief exec

first_imgWood, who is currently serving as RLIF chairman, will replace David Collier when his contract runs out in May.”I feel honoured and humbled to be asked to serve the RLIF as CEO for the next phase of its development,” said Wood.”International rugby league is a wonderful and essential aspect of our sport as the images, testimonials and emotions of the recent World Cups have once again demonstrated.”I believe these are exciting times as more and more people recognise the role of international rugby league has in developing the whole sport.”New countries and investors are attracted to our sport and I look forward to working with all parties, clubs and other key stakeholders to ensure that we give players, supporters and commercial and broadcast partners the most compelling international calendar that we possibly can.”Wood resigned as chief executive of the RFL this week after 10 years in the post.He was appointed as Collier’s successor by unanimous decision after impressing in his current role with the RLIF, overseeing a successful World Cup in 2013.”We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Nigel to take over as the executive lead for the RLIF at this time,” said RLIF deputy chairman John Grant.”Nigel is a 10-year CEO with a proven track record as a rugby league administrator of the highest standard, is respected on both sides of the world, has an intimate understanding of the complex relationship between domestic and international rugby league, and provides a fast start in the role at a time when capitalising on the momentum created by the 2017 World Cups is critical.”last_img read more

Olam will complete this season with Hunters

first_imgThis was confirmed by CEO of the PNG Rugby Football League, Bob Cutmore who said Olam will start with pre-season training with the Melbourne Storm in late October.“Justin has signed the contract with the Melbourne Storm to join the club next year. We are just awaiting the registration and endorsement by the NRL and when that comes through the Storm will make an official announcement.“In the meantime, Justin met with Craig Bellamy during the Storm game against Brisbane Broncos two weeks ago and invited Justin to travel to Melbourne to see his new home and meet the other staff,” said Cutmore.Olam will travel to Melbourne after the game against Redcliffe Dolphins on Sunday to meet up with Storms coaching staff.He will train with Storm on Monday and Tuesday and return to PNG on Wednesday.Olam will be accommodated by a family who also look after another Papua New Guinean, Melbourne U-18 player, Zev John.“I am grateful for this opportunity to go and see the facilities in Melbourne and meet my future employers and friends.“My immediate focus is playing well for the SP Hunters and getting into the finals,” said Olam.last_img read more

Final trial for Boromas and Gaigais this weekend

first_imgThe Southern Leg of the 15s Championships will be played between the Boromas and Gaigais of Port Moresby, Oro Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of Popondetta and Daru Stingrays of Western Province.The 15s championships will start on the 23rd of this month.After the trials, the final Boromas and Gaigais squads will be named for the championships.The Capital rugby union team one and team two to have the final trial are:Team one: Sarufa Kingsly-Lea, Wesley Thomas, Foster Maso, Umba Ben, Freddy Andale, Grant Gawi, Willie Rikis, Philip Suapo, Chris Namani, Himah Alu, Desmond Korpok, Geti Raka, Mogi Wei Jr, Stanford Talitha, Carlos Masi, George Hoki, Adeck Naio, Kenneth Vagi, Jonah Kautu Jr, Robert Boli, Kirarok Ngaffin, Jayjay Garrison, Jedaia Katal, Tisa Kautu, Dean Manale, Emmanuel Guise, Stanis Susuve, Isaac Aquila and Anisi (Harlequins).Team two: Tony Sipa, Tinoi Samuel, Maselo Numapo, Kali Kali, Paksy Sam, Mark Pilon, David Kura, Lance Sitapai, Londe Kalit, Schwarzenegger Ekali, Nelson Thoa, Charlie Avira, Gary Iga Joey Vagi, Elipema Kini, Allan Kapanis, Gevin Andy, Lewis Modudula, Sawi Sukumbal, Kitchani Thomas, Rueben Kenake, Isa Daniel, Ishmael Indepine, Yunni Patrick, James Lumaris, Ambros Hezure, Terence Uvau, Jesse Wayne, Mate Lora and Jonathan Tokiong.last_img read more

Oblak: “We are desperate; we made a complete game”

first_imgOblak, captain of Atlético, attended the microphone of Movistar to assess the final of the Super Cup:What feeling does this defeat leave?Well, we are desperate. We have lost by penalties, we have made a complete match, that we could win during the 90 minutes but it did not come out and in the lottery of the penalties they have scored and we have not. You have to raise your head and be positive.How have you lived the 120 minutes of the encounter?In the first part we were controlling well, there were moments when we were pressured and have had more possession, but against it we were dangerous and, as I said, although we have not had many very clear occasions, we were close and we have little left to mark a goal.The penalties. You study them, you look at them, they work but the throwing player decides where and by bad luck they have scored and we fail two. It’s football, it’s a lottery and we haven’t had a fortune.The red of Valverde. Do you understand her?It is difficult to comment. It is not nice to see it, but it has done so that we do not mark. It is a trick of light red, he has decided so and we did not have that occasion that we could have had.Have you congratulated Courtois?I congratulated Courtois and everyone. We are disappointed and have wanted to win, but unfortunately we were not lucky enough.Will it affect this defeat?Should not. It is losing by penalties, not that we have made a bad game. It has been good, like Barça, very good sections, others less … You have to take those moments and think that there are three more titles.last_img read more

The brilliant idea of ​​a teacher to fight spelling mistakes

first_imgA hospital in which the words that have been spelled wrong enterSocial networks have applauded these methods of education Image: iStock Capturing the attention of children in class can be the most complicated. The energy that overflows makes them want to be playing at all times and be still watching how the teacher explains may seem boring. For this reason, looking for techniques that get your attention and get them to learn dynamically is the best option and there are some people who are already putting it into practice.An example of this is Verónica Duque, a teacher from Valladolid who has become very popular on Twitter for her way of teaching. This teacher to teach her students the anatomy part, put on a jumpsuit that showed all the organs and muscles of the body. The image of the teacher wearing the jumpsuit surprised the entire internet and the congratulations of the users through the networks have not been lacking.Great. Spectacular. Sparkly. Intelligent. Didactic. Masterly. Surely students will not forget it in their life.– SÁNCHEZ (@ fifth of 13) December 16, 2019center_img This method of learning was a success, but the thing has not been there. Recently, this teacher from Valladolid has again surprised Twitter users with one of her latest creations. Her husband has published in his Twitter account, the “Orthographic Hospital” that Verónica Duque has designed, so that children learn to write correctly.My wife preparing new things for school ???????????? here we have a “spelling hospital” ????Every time children “slaughter” a word it goes to the hospital and depending on the severity of the error stays more or less days.– Michael (@mikemoratinos) January 18, 2020In this “Orthographic Hospital”, enter all the words that the children throughout the class have written incorrectly. Depending on whether it is a serious or lighter offense, the words must be more or less time in the hospital so that all students can remember them and not make the same mistake again when writing them.The “Orthographic Hospital of Valladolid” has opened its doors today and already has 15 words entered ???????????? Luckily all of them have minor injuries ????????The initiative has been a total success among children ????????????????????????– Michael (@mikemoratinos) January 20, 2020These ingenious ways of teaching, have made this teacher has become a role model. His impetus for having children learn in a fun way has been applauded by all many users and some have even asked for these practices to be applied in more schools.last_img read more