GSC Soccer Tournaments to Remain at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola

first_imgGSC Soccer Tournaments to Remain at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference (GSC) officially announced the contract renewal for its Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments that will keep the events in Pensacola, Fla. on Thursday.The GSC and the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) agreed to a four-year extension that runs until the end of the 2014 season.  The Conference has held both tournaments in conjunction at the same site since the sport’s addition in 1996 with the Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex serving as the host venue since 2005.For GSC Commissioner Nate Salant, agreeing to an extension was an easy decision.  “The PSA has done a wonderful job of hosting our soccer tournaments,” Salant explained.  “The coaches love the facility, the student-athletes love staying at the beach and visiting historic downtown Pensacola and the fans look forward to the event every year.”“The final agreement makes sense for all parties and the expectation is that we are here for a long, long time.  The University of West Florida has played a major role in helping with the administration of the tournaments and I would like to thank UWF President Dr. Judith Bense, Athletic Director Dave Scott and Associate Athletic Director Meghan Barter for their efforts.”The PSA has built a solid reputation by not only hosting GSC soccer, but also by bringing NCAA Division II events to the area.  Executive Director Ray Palmer expressed his excitement about retaining the GSC Tournaments.  “We are just thrilled to have the GSC returning to Escambia County by extending the agreement for another four years.  It has been a great relationship that combines the desired tourism with a high quality soccer event.”“The PSA is excited about the direction of the Conference and the additional members that are lined up to join the league in the next few years.  We also look forward to hosting the new teams, coaches and fans from current members who recently added soccer along with the new teams that will potentially make their first trips here.  It’s a win-win situation for everyone and we look forward to many more years of this relationship.”The 2011 GSC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments will take place on the first weekend in November.  The Semifinals kickoff on Friday, November 4th followed by the Championship Matches on Sunday, November 6th.  Fans can find out additional information regarding the tournaments by visiting Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Alaskans 12th Happiest in the Nation

first_imgHappiness in Alaska (1=Best; 25=Avg.)7th – Satisfaction Index11th – Hedonometer Score (Hedonometer is a website which measures online happiness by analyzing posts on Twitter)11th – Physical Health Index19th – Depression Rate14th – Income Level8th – Commute Time5th – Income Growth Rate17th – Divorce Rate The least happy state in the nation was West Virginia, where many people suffer a lack of sleep, are overweight and rarely participate in sports. The consumer website WalletHub says Utah boasts the happiest citizens in the United States, where residents play more sports, work fewer hours and are less likely to divorce than almost any other state. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska ranks high for satisfaction and low for divorce, putting the Last Frontier 12th on a national study of state happiness.center_img The highest divorce rates in the country were recorded in the District of Columbia, followed by Nevada. In Alaska, residents were noted for high income growth, relatively low divorce rates and generally above-average happiness metrics. Researchers analyzed typical factors which contribute to happiness, including:last_img read more

Learn from disappointment – JOA vows support for Reggae Girlz despite Olympic let-down

first_imgJamaica Olympic Association (JOA) General Secretary and CEO Ryan Foster admitted disappointment, but underlined that despite the failure of Jamaica’s senior women’s football team to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, they have the full support of the organisation going forward. The Reggae Girlz, already out of contention, will face St Kitts and Nevis in the final game of group play today at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas, at 8:30 p.m., bringing an end to a disappointing campaign from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup participants. Foster is hopeful that the Girlz and the local football authority can learn from the disappointment and push the women’s game locally going forward. “The JOA of course is disappointed in the fact that they have not qualified because we were looking at the Reggae Girlz as one of the potential sports of our 10 in 20 campaign,” Foster told The Gleaner. Jamaica are currently in third place in Group B with zero points having lost to both Mexico and Canada, the latter in a 9-0 hammering by the two-time Olympic bronze medallists on Saturday. Canadian striker Jordyn Huitema had five goals in the onslaught, with the 9-0 result being the third worst in the national programme’s history. “We had believed that the girls were prepared and mentally ready to take that step further into Tokyo, but unfortunately they did not qualify. So yes, it’s very disappointing from our standpoint because we actually thought that they were ready and raring to go for 2020,” Foster added. EARLY QUALIFIERS Mexico and Canada have already qualified with two wins each and will play each other in the early kick-off at the same venue at 6:30 p.m. to determine top spot in the group. Foster says that despite the disappointment, the Reggae Girlz remain in a healthy position to have a positive impact on the sport both locally and internationally and believes the opportunity is there to ensure even greater preparation for the 2024 Games in France. “I think the Reggae Girlz brand and female football is heading in the right direction. The year 2020 is disappointing and I hope that the JFF and the girls learn from this experience for the next Olympic qualifiers in 2024 in France,” he said. “Whatever lessons that they would have had to have learnt from this experience, I hope that they can build on that and, that the JOA will support our member associations – JFF and by extension, the Reggae Girlz on any Olympic campaign.” In 2018, the JOA committed $8 million towards Jamaica’s male Olympic programme and later spent an additional $3.5 million to help pay the coaches of the team. However, the young Reggae Boyz fell at the first hurdle and also failed to qualify.last_img read more

Rutgers beats in-state rival Seton Hall 79-66 in first round

first_imgSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — Rutgers won the battle of New Jersey and more importantly its first NCAA Tournament game in four years.Kahleah Copper and Tyler Scaife each scored 21 points and the eighth-seeded Scarlet Knights used a season high seven 3-pointers to beat in-state rival Seton Hall 79-66 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.Betnijah Laney added 17 for Rutgers (23-9), which had not been to the NCAAs since 2012 and had not won a tournament game since 2011.“The last time we were in the NCAAs, we didn’t make the second round,” said Laney. “We lost our first game. So this might be another step for us.”Tabatha Richardson-Smith had 18 points and Tiffany Jones added 17 for ninth-seeded Seton Hall (28-6), which was making just its third appearance in the tournament and its first in 20 years.Rutgers outscored Seton Hall 23-10 over the game’s final nine minutes after the Pirates had come back from a 12-point second-half deficit to tie the game at 56. Seton Hall hit just one of its last seven shots from the floor and didn’t score in the game’s final 3:23.“We just couldn’t get over the hump,” said Seton Hall coach Anthony Bozzella. “It was frustrating.”The Scarlet Knights have now won 14 of the last 15 meetings between the former Big East rivals from New Jersey.Rutgers led by six at the half, and was up 53-41 after a jumper by Copper with just over 14 minutes remaining.But Seton Hall made one of its several comebacks. A 3-pointer from the left corner by Janee Johnson capped a 15-3 run that tied the game with 9:14 left.A 3-pointer from the top of the key by Laney pushed the lead back to eight points at 71-63 with 3:43 left in the game. It was her fourth 3-pointer of the game. She had made just 10 on 27 attempts coming into the game.“We’re not known as a 3-point shooting team,” Laney said. “Down the stretch if we want to be able to stay in the game going against teams that shoot the 3 we’ve got to be able to knock them down.”Seton Hall’s Ka-Deidre Simmons fouled out a few seconds later. The Pirates leading scorer, averaging more than 17 points this season, finished with just five.A 3-pointer by Richardson-Smith with 3:23 left would be the Pirates’ last points. Rutgers’ defense held the Pirates to just 36 percent shooting for the game, and outrebounded them 55-33Rutgers, which averages 2.2 baskets from 3-point range a game, had five in the first half and Copper (12), Scaife (11) and Laney (10) all were in double digits by halftime.The Pirates had several comebacks during the game. They were down 19-11 before turning up their pressure defense. A layup by Tiffany Jones capped a 12-2 run that gave Seton Hall a 23-21 lead.But Jones said something a few seconds later that cost her a technical foul. That helped Rutgers on a 14-1 run of its own, holding Seton Hall without a basket for more than seven minutes.A layup and free throw by Scaife gave the Scarlet Knights a 42-29 lead before Seton Hall scored the last seven points of the half to trail 42-36.Seton Hall, which had won a total of 27 in the three years prior to Bozzella’s arrival, finishes with a program-record 28 wins this year.The Pirates and Rutgers have played 42 times, with the Scarlet Knights winning 34 of those games. The teams played last year in the WNIT, with Rutgers winning in double overtime on its way to the tournament title.Rutgers will face top-seeded UConn on Monday. The Huskies routed 16-seed St. Francis Brooklyn 89-33.TIP-INS:Seton Hall: The Pirates, making their first tournament appearance since 1995, are now 3-3 in NCAA Tournament games. The loss was the was the second in as many for coach Anthony Bozzella, who brought LIU to Storrs in 2001, losing 101-29 loss to the Huskies in the first round.Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights improved to 23-9 in the NCAA Tournament. … Scaife became the third Rutgers player this season to reach 1,000 points for her career. The sophomore has 1,009. Laney, a senior, and Copper, a junior also reached the milestone this season.THREE SURPRISE: Rutgers ranked 340th out of 343 Division I teams, making just 2.2 shots per game from behind the arc. They finished 7 of 13 in this one.UP NEXT:Rutgers plays top-seed UConn in the second round.Seton Hall’s season is over.last_img read more

25 teams to battle in PMSA 7s challenge

first_imgSoccer Twenty-five teams have been confirmed to participate in a charity event in the Port Moresby Soccer Association 7s challenge that is expected to kick off this weekend. PMSA president Joseph Ealedona said he was happy there had been a positive response, adding there has been some minor changes to the categories which will now see only men’s and women’s categories. He said those that have registered for only mix category can have men and women teams while those that registered for a men’s team only can have a women’s team and vice-versa at one registration cost only. He said it was because only a few teams registered for the mix category. The challenge will kick off with the first games at 8am. Teams will be slotted into four pools for the two categories. The draws have been put out in the PMSA face book page while teams can check early on Saturday morning at the Bisini Grounds. The PMSA will observe a one-minute silence at kick off of the first games in respect to the passing of two long time PMSA players and officials late Richard Sios and Cafu Clement Anison who passed on last week.last_img read more

SCSU Gets Sweep Against Upper Iowa in Men’s, Women’s Basketball

first_img 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD About Connatix V56892center_img Auto (360p) 1/1 SCSU guard Chelsea Nooker scored a team high 28 points to help her team past the Peacocks. The huskies also had double digit scoring efforts by Betsy MacDonald (18), Amanda Christianson (12), and Madelin Dammann (10).Both teams will look for the weekend sweep when they face Winona State University tonight (Saturday) at Halenbeck Hall starting at 4:00 p.m. ST. CLOUD — The St. Cloud State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams got the sweep against Upper Iowa Friday night.The men’s team defeated the Peacocks 92-89, while the women’s team picked up an 83-66 victory.Guard Gage Davis led the way for the men’s team with 26 points on 10-18 shooting. The win moves the Huskies to 12-7 on the season and 8-2 in the NSIC.last_img read more

New look for the San Antonio Rampage

first_img 19,561 posts Sign in to follow this   388 posts Sodboy13 Sports Logo News 209 LetsGoAdmirals Share on other sites New look for the San Antonio Rampage Members Recommended Posts SportsLogos.Net SportsLogos.Net dknights411 2,520 posts 5,159 New look for the San Antonio Rampage 0 Link to post Posted September 7, 2006 Hey guys, just letting you know that the San Antonio Rampage have unveiled a new look to celebrate their fifth season in San Antonio, by switching their colors to the silver and black of their parent Spurs. I don’t have any shots of the redesigned logo (same logo, different colors, but here are the new game jerseys for the Rampage… Share on other sites 6 84 posts Davey 0 The least colorful games in the AHL this year will be when San Antonio and Milwaukee match up. Silver, white and black vs Silver, white, black and “ice blue”. Members Sports Logos Posted September 8, 2006 5,159 0 Link to post 0 Good use of the old Sabres jersey base there. I would rock one of those. Big time. Share this post Location:San Antonio, TX (Spurs Country!) Link to post Share this post Sports Logo News 0 Sodboy13 5,159 Phoenix is a bangwagon town burgess Location:Effington Members Share this post 6 Share on other sites 6 0 Edited September 8, 2006 by Sodboy13 Share on other sites 19 posts Share on other sites Posted September 8, 2006 leedsunited dknights411 209 Davey By dknights411, September 7, 2006 in Sports Logo News Link to post Posted September 8, 2006 Forums Home You know, those are better looking than a few NHL jerseys I can think of… 0 Lets smile a little more Link to post Posted September 8, 2006 Forums Home leedsunited 4,735 posts burgess 0 Link to post Share this post All Activity Members Reminds me of the Spurs, and the old Buffalo jerseys. But hey someone might as well use them now lol. 0 Share this post (edited) 0 LetsGoAdmirals 0 Well, I guess since the Sabres aren’t using it any more, I can’t complain too much…Okay, even though this is just adopting an NHL template, it’s an upgrade. The old Rampage unis were a confused mess, from the bizarro striping to the “San Antonio” across the front bottom hem in a font completely unrelated to anything else. I think the silver and black could still use some royal blue to help it pop, but hey, it’s worked for the Spurs for 30+ years, so I reckon you can’t question it too much. And just having the Bull’s head as the crest logo is a major improvement. Plus, the side/sleeve stripes kinda form “horns,” don’t they? Wait a minute, this has been done before. I just remembered the Birmingham Bulls used the Sabres template. Still, though, upgrade.And, most importantly of all, they aren’t Coyote clones.On a side note, I can’t believe the Rampage have lasted for 5 seasons. Definitely a pleasant surprise. 209 Members Followers 0 Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Posted September 8, 2006 0 All Activity 0 0 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Go To Topic Listing Members Share this post Location:Western NY, USA Sports Logos 0 New look for the San Antonio Rampagelast_img read more

IMCA response to COVID-19 outbreak

first_img“It is hard to discuss upcoming events or series schedules, given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situ­ation at so many different levels,” Root said. “We will cross each bridge as we come to it and each track will make decisions on what is best for them and we will support them.” “We are in the racing business. We are not in position to second-guess decisions by public health or government officials tasked with safety issues across so much of two countries,” he continued. “We believe it is more important that drivers, fans and track officials follow those recommenda­tions and do what they can to help flatten the curve.” “As always, the most important issue is everyone’s safety – our drivers, our fans, our employees and the people who work at all of our sanctioned race tracks,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “It is difficult to address specifics in what is a dynamic, ever-changing situation, but the decisions we’re making now in response to COVID-19 are based on the best information we have.”  “Numerous state, county or local governments have announced stay at home or social distancing measures to stem the pandemic. Most of the tracks we sanction in 36 states and Canada are un­der some form of mandate,” said Root.  While the IMCA home office in Vinton, Iowa, is currently closed, all staff members are working from home and can be contacted electronically or by phone.  Updates will be posted on Facebook and the IMCA website as they develop VINTON, Iowa – IMCA officials continue to follow developments in the COVID-19 outbreak and have taken initial steps in helping guard the health and well being of members of the racing commu­nity. last_img read more

Three girls under age of 10 found dead in Maryland home, police say

first_imgWe are on the scene of a homicide investigation in the 6400 blk of Brooke Jane Dr in Clinton.— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) August 18, 2017Additional details regarding the investigation were not released by police. Prince George’s County Police Assistant Chief Hector Velez said the community is “grieving the loss of three beautiful young children.”“We are now in the midst of a major investigation into what happened to these children,” Donelan said, adding that it was one of the “most difficult scenes” the department’s officers have ever seen.“I wear a uniform, but I am a father,” Velez said. “Those that responded here today are parents, aunts, uncles and siblings of young children that they care for very much.”Police informed concerned members of the community that the case is only related to the home where the girls were found dead.Velez said that he wants to “assure the community” that the police department will work “tirelessly” to find those responsible for their deaths.Investigators are interviewing “a number” of people for the investigation, police said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Prince George’s County Police Department(CLINTON, Md.) — Three girls under the age of 10 were found dead Friday morning in a home in Clinton, Maryland, police said.Around 7:37 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call after an adult family member entered the home and founds the girls dead, said Jennifer Donelan, director of the media relations division for the Prince George’s County Police Department. The girls had sustained trauma to their bodies, Donelan said in a press conference outside the home.Their deaths are being investigated as a homicide, she said.Police met family members outside the home when they arrived on the scene, said Prince George’s County Police Deputy Chief Sammy Patel. Fire officials arrived on the scene shortly after police and pronounced the children dead, he said.It is unclear how and if the children are related, and whose care they were left under, Donelan said. Relatedlast_img read more

13-year-old boy who fell through thin ice on a pond saved by friends

first_img Related — Three middle school students jumped into action when one of their classmates fell through thin ice in Melrose, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.While on his way to school with his classmates, 13-year-old Griffin DelGreco walked by the frozen Ell Pond.Griffin told ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston that, for some reason, he decided to walk onto the ice.“I don’t really know why, but I went onto the ice,” the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School student said. “I couldn’t feel the bottom. I was trying to stay up and just hanging onto the side.”Griffin’s classmates had not gone on the ice, until they heard the 7th grader screaming for help.“I couldn’t pull myself up because it was too slippery,” Griffin recalled.Two of his classmates, a boy and a girl, were able to reach the boy and pulled him out to safety while the others called 911.When Melrose Police and Fire got to the scene, they found all the kids on the shore of Ell Pond.“I didn’t get hurt too bad, but it was really cold and really scary,” Griffin said.Griffin was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a precaution.After the incident, a sign was posted near the pond warning “Danger Thin Ice.”Although Griffin was not seriously injured, he said the accident did teach him something.“It was a good lesson that you shouldn’t really do things before thinking,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more