Stephen F. Austin Clinches Southland Tournament Title

first_img Hannah Brister OH Jr. Northwestern State Name Pos. Cl. School Corin Evans (MVP) OH Sr. Stephen F. Austin Breanne Chausse OH/RS So. Sam Houston State Ann Hollas S Sr. Stephen F. Austin CONWAY, Ark. – Top-seeded Stephen F. Austin concluded a perfect run through conference opponents this season with a 3-1 victory over Sam Houston State Sunday afternoon’s Southland Conference Tournament championship inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark. Senior outside hitter Corin Evans notched her 14th double-double of the year and her first of the conference tournament to boost the Ladyjacks over the Bearkats in the championship match.Set OneThe Bearkats stormed out with a powerful performance, handing SFA its first opening-set loss of the tournament with a 25-20 result. Behind sophomore Breanne Chausse’s five kills, the Kats tabbed a .366 team-hitting percentage on 22 assists and one service ace. The Ladyjacks were clicking as well, logging a .303 hitting mark and a pair of blocks on the defensive side of the ball. Sam Houston State’s offense proved too strong, however, as the Bearkats closed out the set with a 5-1 scoring run.Set TwoSFA revved up its play in the second set, connecting 13 kills on 31 attempts to go along with a trio of blocks over the Sam Houston State offense. Corin Evans, Ann Hollas and Xariah Williams each added three terminations in the set to power the Ladyjacks’ offense to a .323 attack mark. Junior Bailey Mulder stamped the set for Stephen F. Austin with a service ace that capped a three-point scoring run and gave the Ladyjacks 25-17 win to even the match.Set ThreeDefense was cinched up one more notch by the Ladyjacks in the third set as the team combined for 21 digs and three blocks to limit the Kats’ offense to a .130 attack percentage. Chausse was once again a huge factor for the Bearkats, leading the squad with six kills, five digs and a block assist to up her hitting percentage to .550 for the match. SFA proved too powerful, however, as Evans and Taya Mitchell combined for a block to close out the set 25-20 in favor of the ‘Jacks. There were a total of 10 ties and five lead changes throughout the third set.Set FourStephen F. Austin saved its best offensive performance for last, ringing up a staggering .419 kill percentage after tucking away 14 kills on 31 attempts. Sam Houston State mounted an offensive effort at the net but fell on the wrong side of 10 attack errors. Hollas sealed the match for SFA with her ninth kill of the afternoon to grab the 25-17 win for the set and secure the 3-1 win.In addition to clinching the Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament championship Sunday, SFA secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 5. First and second round competition at the NCAA Tournament will be held at 16 non-predetermined campus sites. At each campus site, four teams will compete in single-elimination first round competition. The two advancing teams then compete against each other in single-elimination second round competition at the same campus site. The winning team from each of the 16 second rounds advances to the regional round.The Ladyjacks will learn the location of their regional site during the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball selection show Sunday, Dec. 1. The time and network for the selection show have yet to be announced.2019 Southland Conference Volleyball All-Tournament Team Madison Green OPP/S Sr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Danae Daron MB Sr. Stephen F. Austin Addison Miller DS/L Sr. Sam Houston Statelast_img read more

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Achraf and his return to Madrid in June: “What I want is to play”

first_imgOpen for return: “We have deserved to score the third goal. They take advantage of it at the minimum. The tie is open.”Golden Triumph: “We have prepared the game quite well and it worked out well. Haaland has helped us a lot and we hope it stays that way.” Haaland and his signing for Dortmund: “He’s been smart. He’s still young and he knows he has to play. He’ll have time to go to a big one.”Clear occasion: “I was able to score the third. I have to fine tune more, even if I am not a forward.”In June, end of assignment: “That’s what people say and the contract I have signed. Everything can happen in June, but we’ll see what the summer holds.”Ideas for the summer: “In my head is that I want to play and I want to continue growing. Here in Germany they are giving me the opportunity.”Come back to be a substitute?: “We’ll have to see it too.”last_img read more

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Carlos Peña announces his retirement after two years in India

first_img“I look back and take pride in having spent so many years in this demanding profession. I am especially grateful to all those people who made life easier for me and my family in all the teams where I played: CF Damm, FC Barcelona, ​​Albacete, Recreativo de Huelva, Real Valladolid, Real Oviedo, Getafe, Lorca FC and FC Goa. An incredible stage of my life is ending and I leave it behind with the certainty that I have squeezed it to the fullest. And with the conviction that the best is yet to come, “said Peña. After almost 20 years dedicated to professional football, the former center of Salamanca Carlos Pena announced his withdrawal. “I have decided to leave behind a precious stage in my life, although I will continue to be linked to this sport from the other side,” the former Valladolid, Albacete or Getafe wrote on social networks, who ended his career as a footballer wearing the FC Goa Indian for the past two seasons.What a pity He went through the FC Barcelona youth academy and shared the Spanish Under-21 team with Sergio Ramos, Iniesta, Fàbregas and Fernando Torres., made public his intention to continue linked to football, although this time from the bench. “I have always felt privileged to be able to make my passion my job and to have had the good fortune to be able to live in other cities in even other countries,” wrote Peña, who with FC Goa played 43 games and managed to win two titles: Super Cup and regular championship of the Indian Super League (ISL). There, in addition, he obtained the classification for the group stage of the Champions along with other Spaniards such as Ferrán Corominas, Edu Bedia or Zaragoza coach Sergio Lobera.last_img read more

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CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gab Banal, Aris Dionisio, and Eric Salamat all churned out 11 markers in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 93 – Ebondo 18, Aquino 18, Uri 15, Casiño 13, Jeruta 10, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 4, Arim 0, Baconcon 0.FLYING V 72 – Teng 13, Banal 11, Dionisio 11, Salamat 11, Torres 10, Cañada 8, Paredes 4, Tampus 3, Thiele 1, Austria 0, Koga 0.Quarters: 31-14, 58-35, 79-61, 93-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano CEU shot 10-of-22 from threewh ile also limiting Flying V to just 31-percent shooting from the field.The win kept the fourth-ranked Scorpions alive and forced a winner-take-all Game 3 slated on Thursday for the right to face Cignal HD in the Finals.“The pressure is on them,” said Garcia. “We didn’t really expect to make it here, but since we’re here, it’s not bad that we try to go for it.”It was a forgettable outing for leading MVP contender Jeron Teng, who played through a sprained left ankle in the first half before fouling out at the 7:21 mark of the fourth quarter.He finished with 13 points, on a 5-of-13 shooting from the field, on top of three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat to lead the Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRefusing to go home, Centro Escolar University came out like a house on fire and burned Flying V’s dream of a perfect conference down with a 93-72 blowout Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series.The Scorpions held the Thunder scoreless in the final 5:15 of the first quarter to turn a 14-12 deficit into a commanding 31-14 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend That choking defense continued in the second quarter, where CEU locked Flying V down to grab a lead as high as 23, 58-35, at halftime.Making true of his vow to force the equalizer, Rod Ebondo scattered 18 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks to carry the mantle for the Scorpions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Art Aquino was also flawless from the field as he made all of his seven shots to pour 18 markers and seven boards, while Christian Uri had 15 points and four rebounds in the victory.“We didn’t focus much of our defense on Teng, but rather, our team defense. We followed our gameplan on defense and that made things easy on us on offense,” said coach Yong Garcia.last_img read more

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GVL Donates Scholarship Check to MOA Today

first_imgThe management of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) said it will present its annual scholarship checks to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) today. The check presentation ceremony, according to GVL, will take place in the Ministry’s conference room on Somalia Drive, outside Monrovia.To date, GVL said it has donated US$500,000 towards the scholarship fund. Today’s donation will bring the total scholarship funds donated by GVL to US$600,000. More than 1,000 individual scholarship packages have been distributed to deserving Liberian students, GVL said. The scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in five leading Liberian institutions, namely Tubman University, the University of Liberia, Cuttington University, the Booker Washington Institute, and United Methodist University.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Launches Campaign to Retrieve Stolen Artifacts

first_imgFront view of the renovated National MuseumCulture Minister Joyce Kenkpen has launched a campaign titled “Let’s Save our Museum,” aimed at reclaiming stolen Liberian artifacts and the voluntary donation of new ones from artists.Min. Kenkpen said the campaign comes at a time when the museum currently lacks enough artifacts for display, “therefore, there is an urgent need that Liberian artworks stolen during the civil war be collected, as well as the attraction of new ones.”She added that due to the fact that the museum is almost empty, they are finding it difficult to reopen it now that the museum has been renovated to a state-of-the-art structure.Culture Minister, Joyce Kenkpen“We don’t want to open a museum with just handful of artifacts on display. It will be bad and this will not attract the visitors we expect. We need to fill the three floors of the museum with requisite artifacts, and this is what this campaign is about.“The first tiers of the building contain memoirs of past presidents and cartographic materials related to Liberia’s cultural artifacts; and the second and third tiers of the museum that contain art galleries that illustrate Liberia’s artists does not have much pieces, and we need to fill them,” added Minister Joyce Kenkpen. The campaign, she stated, also includes rewards for those who willingly hand in any art piece.Erected in 1862, and once housing the House of Legislature and Supreme Court of Liberia, the Liberia National Museum, the 154-year old building, is a national heritage structure standing at the corner of Broad and Buchanan Streets. It is one of the few remaining landmark structures that represent Liberia during “normal days,” as well as possessing important historical and cultural artifacts good for education and research.Although the minister didn’t disclose the kinds of stolen artifacts the campaign will be focusing on, she said the heart of this vision is to collect half of the reported 5,800 pieces of arts and artifacts that were looted during the Liberian civil war from the museum, which now lies in American and European museums, and in the hands of private collectors in and out of Liberia.“Right now, we have written these museums we know have Liberia’s artworks about the need for them to return them. And the discussion is ongoing fruitfully. Private collectors have also been written and local artists had been asked to voluntarily donate new pieces as well,” she said.Meanwhile, the minister said the roof of the building, which used to leak so badly that several artifacts were damaged, has been changed, along with the broken wall running parallel to Buchanan Street. She added that the second and third tiers of the museum, which contain art galleries showcasing Liberian works of art, were badly damaged, but have now been transformed into modern structures.In addition, Min. Kenkpen said the lack of electricity and pipe-borne water that hampered the smooth operation of the museum for years has been resolved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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No charges recommended against BHS teacher yet – DPP

first_img…says Chronicle article “totally false”The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Wednesday denied that it had advised that criminal charges be instituted against embattled Bishops’ High School Teacher, Coen Jackson, who is at the centre of a sex scandal involving students at his school.Accused: Sir Cohen Jackson, former BHS teacherThe DPP’s Office in a statement said it has asked the Police to conduct further investigations into the matter. It labelled a Guyana Chronicle report as “totally, totally false” which reported that the DPP confirmed that charges would be laid after wrapping up investigations.The office said the file concerning the matter was returned since December 8, 2017, so that additional information relating to copies of birth certificates could be included. The DPP also wants statements from the counselling agency and the Teaching Service Commission.Jackson, a trained and qualified teacher, continues to deny accusations made by Government’s Cultural Policy Advisor, Ruel Johnson and his partner that she had an intimate relationship with Jackson while she had been a student at the Bishops’ High School.But Jackson says the accusations against him were concocted by Johnson who has a personal problem with him because he had been in contact with the young woman who is now 22 years old.last_img read more

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Jury empanelled for North Ruimveldt septuagenarian’s murder

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled for the murder trial of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis in the Georgetown High Court before Justice Navindra Singh.It is alleged that on March 26, 2014, Kevon Alfred, of Second Street, Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD), murdered Lewis at her Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt home.The State’s case is being presented by Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken, Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander while Alfred is being represented by Attorney Stanley Moore. The State is expected to call several witnesses when the trial commences on Wednesday.Murdered: Joyce LewisAccording to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen, about 08:30h on the morning of March 26, sprawled on a bed with her underwear pulled to her ankles and dark marks around her neck.It was believed that the remigrant was strangled during an early morning robbery.Five months after Lewis was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. Reports are that Alfred’s fingerprints were among several that detectives found in the slain woman’s home.It is believed that Alfred allegedly gained entry to Lewis’s house through a window at the back of the two-storey house. The window was broken and the grille barring entry to the home was clipped.The accused was committed to stand trial in the High Court on October 19, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.During the Preliminary Inquiry (PI), 15 witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution. Alfred was unrepresented throughout the PI despite being given time to source an attorney. He also refused, on several occasions, to sit in on the PI after claiming that Chief Magistrate McLennan was being unfair to him.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo saved as JoyceCaption:Carl Croker has the photos of Alfred (to come)last_img read more

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Teen nabbed with gun, ammo

first_imgAn 18-year-old Charlestown resident was on Wednesday afternoon nabbed in Albouystown, Georgetown with an unlicensed firearm.The gun which was found in the teen’s possessionReports are the teen, of Howes and Charles Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown, was seen by ranks on patrol acting in a suspicious manner.As such, he was stopped and searched. An unlicensed .32 pistol with a live round was found concealed in his crotch.He was taken into Police custody and was being processed for court.On Saturday last, ranks swooped down at Wild Lang Mission, Potaro, Essequibo and found concealed under a shed a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and a .38 revolver.Twenty-two live 12-gauge cartridges, 14 empty 12-gauge casings and a shotgun stock were also found.However, an arrest is yet to be made for that find.last_img read more

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Tottenham transfer blow: Strike target signs new deal

first_img Monaco star Anthony Martial 1 Tottenham Hotspur have seen their list of transfer targets reduced by one after Anthony Martial signed a new deal at Monaco.The French striker has been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks for a young and hungry forward to partner Harry Kane.But Martial will not be that man after the Ligue 1 side were able to tie him down to a new contract.The 19-year-old has signed a four-year deal and revealed his delight that Monaco had shown faith in him.“[I’m] very proud of this extension,” Martial said. “It was a great season last year.“I hope to make a good season and deliver on the trust given to me.”last_img read more

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