Southland Gives Back: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

first_imgIn addition, the Islanders were able to partake in a unique experience on Veteran’s Day, working alongside local veterans to provide meals for organizations dedicated to assisting local homeless veterans. “I truly enjoyed the experience because it didn’t matter who was getting fed,” said SAAC president and track athlete Olivia Williamson. “We just knew that someone, or a family was going to make it another day. It was humbling and makes you realize how grateful you are with an experience like that.” Kids Against Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 countries around the world. The organization has developed its own meals, which provide the needed nutrients and vitamins to help satiate those who face malnourishment.  Each package has a shelf life of three years and a single package will feed a family of six or a child for six days. “I thought it was amazing how just a handful of volunteers could make such a large amount of meals in that little of time spent during a day,” said Kayla Sheridan of Islanders softball. “I enjoy helping those families who may need some assistance during the holidays. I believe it is very important that all families, especially children, have a meal to eat together for Thanksgiving. I understand the importance in giving a helping hand and you never know who may be without money for a decent meal.” In one day, the Islanders were able to package 13,992 meals – enough to feed 38 children for an entire year. Part of the annual Southland Gives Back initiative, the Islanders partnered with Kids Against Hunger – an organization whose mission is to eradicate hunger. SAAC selected the campaign in an effort to help more than 70,000 people who go to bed hungry every day in Nueces County.center_img Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit humanitarian organization with a mission to provide fully nutritious food to impoverished children and families around the world…and around the corner. The goal of the organization is for the meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from starvation or food insecurity to self-sufficiency. “I enjoyed giving back to the community that is helping my future,” said baseball’s Dalton Barcello. “It was impressive to see how many people were willing to come together of all different backgrounds to help those in need.” CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An annual tradition for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi athletics, the Islanders’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), led the Blue and Green in volunteering for Kids Against Hunger in the Coastal Bend. As 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.last_img read more


Lamar’s Nzeakor Scores Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Nzeakor led the Cardinals (10-5, 2-0 SLC) to their first 2-0 start in Southland play since the 2011-12 season. Lamar picked up an 86-68 win against Houston Baptist (4-11, 0-2 SLC) to open the league season Thursday before earning a road win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-9, 0-2 SLC), 77-72, on Saturday. Lamar will take on New Orleans (5-8, 2-0 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before contesting Central Arkansas (7-8, 1-1 SLC) at home Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana; Quatarrius Wilson, McNeese. Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.center_img Nzeakor posted a double-double in both of Lamar’s outings in the first week of Southland Conference play. The center from Mesquite, Texas, opened league contests with a 12 point, 16 rebound performance against Houston Baptist. The junior snagged seven offensive rebounds and added three blocks and two steals. He then shot 50 percent in the win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, scoring 17 points while tallying 11 rebounds with another pair of steals. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Nzeakor, Lamar – Jr. – Center – Mesquite, Texaslast_img read more


ACU Sweeps Season’s First Tennis Weekly Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Fuka Nonoyama, Central Arkansas. It was also a 1-1 week for the Wildcat women after a 6-1 loss to SMU and a 7-0 win over UTRGV. Senior Sarah Adams went 3-1 on the week with a pair of singles wins and a commanding 6-1 doubles victory against the Vaqueros. ACU (1-3) is off for the rest of January before traveling to El Paso for a duel with UTEP at noon on February 1. Ranked No. 77 nationally heading into the spring season, Sheehy was a perfect 4-0 last week as the Wildcats split their matches with a 7-0 win over UTRGV and a tight 4-3 road loss to Texas Tech. ACU (1-3) is idle this week and returns to action with a pair of home matches against Prairie View A&M and Oral Roberts on Jan. 31. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Sheehy and Fine also helped the Wildcats snag the doubles point against UTRGV after cruising to a 6-0 win. After losing his first set to the Vaqueros’ Carlo Izurieta, Sheehy surrendered just one point in the final two sets to earn his first singles win of the spring. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Sarah Adams – Sr. – New Braunfels, TexasAdams was responsible for the team’s lone point against SMU with a straight-set triumph over the Mustangs’ No. 1 Sarai Monarrez Yesaki. Adams and partner Nini Memishishi faltered in their top-line doubles match 6-4. The duo had no issues notching their first in the doubles win column with a 6-1 victory against UTRGV, and Adams won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 against the Vaqueros’ Katarina Sasaroga. Honorable Mention: None. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jonathan Sheehy – Sr. – Arlington, TexasSheehy’s flawless week was headlined by an upset of No. 69 Ilgiz Valiev in straight sets to give the Wildcats a 2-0 advantage against the Red Raiders. Sheehy and partner Jackson Fine took down Texas Tech’s top-line pair 6-3 to help ACU clinch the doubles point against Texas Tech. Week One Stats (Men) | Week One Stats (Women)FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian seniors Jonathan Sheehy and Sarah Adams are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday.last_img read more



first_imgRYE SAVES GROUND AND POWERS TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC UNDER DESORMEAUX; OWNED & TRAINED BY MOREY, HE DEFENDS HIS TITLE BY GETTING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.56PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, CLASSIC IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2019)–In his second start off a lengthy layoff, owner/trainer William Morey’s Rye saved every inch of ground under Kent Desormeax as he successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic.  A 6-year-old full horse by English Channel, out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:47.56.One of four Saturday stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California, the Unusual Heat Turf Classic is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.Breaking from post position three in a field of nine older horses, Rye had three horses beat around the Club House turn and appeared comfortable as he maintained a stalking position into the far turn under a long hold from Desormeaux.A quarter mile out, it appeared Rye would go for an opening three off the fence, just to the outside of Accountability and Joe Talamo, but Desormeaux instead dove to the rail and with favored Ashleyluvssugar hung wide, prevailed easily.Idle since May 20 prior to running fourth, beaten five lengths in six furlong tune-up on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 10, Rye was off at 5-1 and paid $13.40, $6.40 and $5.00.Bred in California by H & E Ranch, Rye, who notched his third career stakes win, improved his overall mark to 21-9-0-5 and with the winner’s check of $120,000, increased his earnings to $446,118.Ashleyluvssugar, who bobbled a bit at the break, was nonetheless mid-pack while well within himself around the first turn and onto the backstretch, all the while saving ground under Tyler Baze.  Fifth at the quarter pole, he wheeled six-wide turning for home and was clearly second best on the day, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Accountability.Off as the 5-2 favorite, Ashleyluvssugar paid $4.60 and $3.80.Accountability, off at 17-1 with Talamo, paid $8.00 to show while finishing three quarters of a length in front of pacesetter King Abner.Note:  The Turf Classic was win number 5,999 for Desormeaux, a longtime time member of racing’s Hall of Fame.Fractions on the race were 24.01, 47.73, 1:11.74 and 1:36.07.last_img read more



first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED RAYMUNDOS SECRET GOES GATE TO WIRE IN TAKING $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY BALTAS, FLORIDA-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.19 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2019)–Off at 2-5 and firmly in command throughout, Raymundos Secret registered an impressive 2 ¾ length front-running victory in Friday’s $51,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.  Ridden by Geovanni Franco and trained by Richard Baltas, she got a flat mile on turf in 1:34.19.“It’s nice to be two to five!” said Franco, who picked the mount up earlier today when Flavien Prat took off three mounts on the eight-race program. “She was very handy, very willing. Turning for home, she took care of business.”Eighth, beaten 4 ½ lengths in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 17, Raymundos Secret, a Florida-bred daughter of Treasure Beach, was heavily favored in a field of seven sophomore fillies and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10.Owned by Sierra Racing and Sterling Stables, LLC, she picked up her third win from four starts and with the winner’s check of $30,600, increased her earnings to $61,571.“She broke her maiden back in January at Tampa Bay Downs for $32,000 (maiden claiming), and we bought her then,” said Baltas. “When we got her later that month, we just decided to give her some time, so she got about 60 days and then we brought her in and got her ready for Del Mar.“Because she broke her maiden for the tag, she was eligible for the starter race ($50,000, July 24) at Del Mar on July 24, which she won pretty easy (by five lengths).  We took a shot in the Del Mar Oaks and then we just regrouped and ran her here today. The way she ran, we’ll probably point to the Autumn Miss (Grade III, one mile on turf for 3-year-old fillies on Oct. 26).”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Vibrance rallied well through the lane to be second. Off at 11-1, she paid $6.80 and $4.20.Courteous, attentive to the early pace with Joe Talamo up, proved third best and paid $4.40 to show while off at 11-1.Fractions on the race were 23.89, 46.77, 1:10.06 and 1:22.07.She’s Our Charm, who was assigned post position seven, broke through the gate twice prior to the start and was subsequently scratched by the stewards. At the time of the declaration, she was 25-1.last_img read more


Spurs players show they ‘love’ Pochettino by inviting boss to dinner via text

first_imgTOTTENHAM stars are showing their support for beleaguered boss Mauricio Pochettino with a slap-up meal.The Spurs chief, whose struggling side host Watford tomorrow, is under pressure after just three wins in 11 matches this season.2 Mauricio Pochettino, who has been invited to dinner by his players, takes a training sessionCredit: Getty – ContributorBut his players have rallied behind him by inviting him out for dinner next week.Poch, speaking at the club’s training HQ yesterday, said: “When you receive a text from the players inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner one of two things can happen.“It is either because they want to say goodbye or because they feel that they love you and want to show that they are with you.“And I think it’s the second.“If they were going to say goodbye to me, they would do it here – not at a dinner.”The morale-boosting nosh-up – which will take place after their Champions League clash at home to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday and before their Prem trip to Liverpool a week on Sunday – shows Spurs players are standing by their manager.And he is standing by them after ruling out a signing spree in January.Tottenham were widely tipped to have a busy window after a disappointing summer which saw them make just four signings and fail to offload several of his unwanted stars.I believe in the players that are in Tottenham today.But Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe it will be. I believe in the players we have. I believe in the players that are in Tottenham today.“I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change or do something, in or out. But if it is my decision I am going to stick with players because I now have the quality.“It’s only to unlock some situation that is going on in their minds.“We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.”Tottenham’s decision not to overhaul their squad in January will surprise and disappoint many of their fans who believe the club’s poor recruitment in the summer is partly to blame for their poor start to the season.But Pochettino said: “I never was keen on January and I will not change now just because it is a tough period.2“For me the most important thing is to try and stay together.”Of course a situation can arise in December or January and you need to take some decision.”But we are not going to force nothing because we believe the squad is a decent squad now and we need to be strong – our decision was right.“Just because we are suffering a storm now we cannot change.”Pochettino has himself admitted his squad needed freshening up in the summer.But speaking ahead of his team’s clash at home to Watford tomorrow he said: “That was in the past.”He added: “Now is not the time to talk about that, now it’s the time to be responsible.”First me and then the players, everyone.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“Now is not a point to talk about January and refreshing the team. Now is about trying to find solutions because we need to win against Watford.“We need solutions now. We cannot think ‘Ok, we can forget about now and then in January we are going to fix the problem’. It’s not like this.“The way I love to work, is that when you make decisions in the summer and then you need to be responsible and then you need to find a way to make that work.“For me, that’s it. I am not talking about January with anyone. I told the players – for me, January is too far away.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’“We respect all opinions but what is going to happen is sometimes the complete opposite that people are saying, or what appears on social media.”Christian Eriksen, one of those players tipped to leave Spurs in January, is a doubt to face the Hornets after suffering a dead leg while on international duty with Denmark.Tottenham boss Pochettino risks fans’ wrath by ruling out January transfer spending spree despite woeful formlast_img read more


RB Leipzig show off amazing rise from dodgy venue to visit to Spurs decade later

first_imgRB LEIPZIG have trolled Tottenham as their astounding rise hits new heights with their first ever game in the Champions League KO stage.The Bundesliga title challengers posted snaps of their dodgy stadium as a fifth-tier side in 2010 next to their hosts’ majestic venue tonight, and asked: “What have you done in the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial?”2⃣0⃣1⃣0⃣ 👉 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣5th division 👉 @ChampionsLeague Round of 16What have you done the last 10 years, @SpursOfficial? 🤷‍♂ 😏#SPURSRBL #GemeinsamGroßWerden #Hungry4More #HistoryInTheMaking pic.twitter.com/L2ZkfVD1bB— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 44Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight … 🤷‍♂️ 🥱 pic.twitter.com/rXIdKvy77U— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 18, 2020 4Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho jokes he may be forced to turn to Peter Crouch Others pointed out Spurs reached last season’s Champions League final and “built the stadium your whole embarrassing tweet is about”.But one Tottenham follower did tweet: “Hats of to you.. fortunately Spurs were never in the 5th division so we can’t match your successive promotions.”Leipzig themselves defused the debate with an amusing meme, explaining their original post was light-hearted and adding: “Guess no one‘s in a funny mood tonight “RB’S purchase of fifth-level side SSV Markranstadt a decade ago sparked a nationwide outcry, just like the company’s acquisition of Austrian top-flight team Salzburg had done in 2005.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Leicester vs Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100But for all RB’s riches, Leipzig’s 32-yer-old coach Julian Nagelsmann has put together a team with few star names and no signings beyond the £20million mark.And by the time they reached the Bundesliga in 2016, community pride and support had grown, partly as Leipzig, a major city in east Germany, had been without a top-division side 22 years.But still their lack of history irks many traditionalists, with one football follower retorting today: “What have you done the past 100 years though???”4We very much respect the journey of the #Spurs. No need to begin in the 5th division 👊 pic.twitter.com/ojns6W5gWj— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 19, 2020 The jibe went down with Tottenham fans about as well as VAR has in the Premier League this season.Leipzig’s sudden emergence has certainly split opinion in Germany, where clubs traditionally develop via supporters rather than corporate funding.And Spurs fans on social media leapt on that fierce divide as they answered Leipzig’s question about the past decade.Replies included: “Not ruined football” .. “Not bought our success” … “Not relied on a drinks company to get anywhere” .. and “Oil money”.last_img read more


PNG women basketballers register first win

first_imgThey beat Guam last night by nine points at the BSP Arena.Five minutes extra time was applied after both teams finished 72-all at full time.Another five minutes extra time was given after the score was levelled again 81-81 after the siren went off.Key players Betty Angula, Marca Muri and Nesta Sape helped PNG take the score up to 89-98 at the end of the second extra time.To summarise the match,  Guam was leading in the first quarter 21-17 and the second quarter 40-29 but PNG bounced back in the third quarter, 56-48.PNG plays Nauru today, at 5pm.last_img


League star says PNG has plenty of talent for NRL

first_imgHe said that players like Ray Thompson and James Segeyaro were two good examples of the type of athletes PNG produces.“PNG has unbelievable athletes. I’ve played against PNG and you know you’ve had a real game of rugby league when you wake up the next morning bruised and feeling sore after playing the Kumuls.”Tate said the Hunters making the finals this season goes to show how much rugby league has improved in the country. “PNG is still a while away from entering a team into the NRL but continuing to play in the Intrust Super Cup will provide a pathway to further develop rugby league and also get more players from PNG to play in the NRL ,” said Tate.last_img


The Hernangómez brothers enjoy Juancho’s last game with Denver

first_imgWilly Hernangómez, in a file image. Photo: Getty Ten points and eight rebounds for Willy in the loss to HoustonSeven points and 11 rebounds for Juancho in the beating of PortlandThe Denver will leave the Nuggets to sign for Minnesota The brothers Juancho and Willy Hernangómez saw action during the day of the NBA receiving more minutes than usual from the coaches of their respective teams, Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets.Although both had different luck, since Juancho achieved the victory with the Nuggets and Willy lost with the Hornets. In any case, their greatest contribution in the field left them “satisfied” in the individual section.center_img In his last game with the Denver shirt (he leaves for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a four-way operation), Juancho received 28 minutes of action as a reserve of the Nuggets in the beating of 127-99 against Portland Trail Blazers. The former Student player contributed seven points after scoring 2 of 6 field shots, failing a triple attempt, and hitting 3 of 3 from the personnel line.In addition, he stood out in the inner game by capturing 11 rebounds, including nine defenders, recovering a ball and putting two blocks. He also lost three balls and committed three personal fouls. Juancho finished as the second best team in the indoor game, only surpassed by Serbian center Nikola Jokic, who captured 13 rebounds.Willy stands out, but the Hornets loseWhile his brother Willy also received the support of the Hornets coach, Hispanic James Borrego, and although Charlotte’s team was defeated 125-110 against Houston Rockets on his visit to the Toyota Center, the former Real Madrd player ended up satisfied.Willy, as a reserve pivot, played 18 minutes and did a good individual and team work by getting 10 points and capturing eight rebounds, including four that were defensive.The eldest of the Hernangómez brothers, who begins to have more prominence in the Hornets team game, responded with three baskets of seven field shots, failed an attempt of triples, and was perfect with 4-4 from the personnel line . The former Real Madrid player also handed out two assists, lost three balls and committed three personal fouls.last_img read more