McNeese Sweeps Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Bonnie Andres and Alanna Arvie swept the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced Wednesday.Andres nailed down a personal best in the 5,000-meter run over the weekend, crossing the finish line with a 17:04.96 for first-place honors at the 2020 Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. The win marks her second overall of the indoor season and came in her first appearance in the 5k event.Arvie clinched her second Field Athlete of the Week honor this season after claiming a personal record in the shot put over the weekend at the Meyo Invitational. The senior tossed a 48-1.25 in the shot put event in order to claim 12th-place honors.  She also finished ninth overall in the weight throw with an effort of 62-10.5 (19.16m) on her fourth attempt of the event.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Bonnie Andres, McNeese – Fr. – Olendorf, GermanyIn just her fourth collegiate track event, Andres captured a first-place finish with a 17:04.96 in the 5000m run. Andres’ 5k finish leads the conference for the 2020 indoor season by nearly two minutes and came in her first appearance in the event of the year.Honorable Mention: Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – Sr. – Oberlin, La.Arvie improved to No. 3 on the Southland indoor performance list for the shot put after hurling a 48-1.25 (14.66m) at the Meyo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., over the weekend. She also threw for a 62-10.5 (19.16m) in the weight throw to take ninth place in the stacked 36-woman field.Honorable Mention: Taylor Coleman, Central Arkansas.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.last_img read more

CALIFORNIA-BRED S Y SKY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE

first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED S Y SKY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON DIRT IN 57.54.  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2019)–Versatile on both turf and dirt, California-bred S Y Sky accepted a switch to the main track and rallied resolutely to deny favored Belvoir Bay a repeat victory in Sunday’s $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita.  A 5-year-old Nick Alexander homebred daughter of Grazen, trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, S Y Sky got five furlongs in 57.54.Although she broke like a shot and had the early lead, S Y Sky eased back off the dueling twosome of Belvoir Bay and Lady Suebee heading to the far turn.  Leaving the quarter pole, Van Dyke angled off the rail, took dead aim on Belvoir Bay turning for home and blew by her approaching the sixteenth pole in a huge effort.“Phil told me she’s fast, but she can be tactical too,” said Van Dyke.  “We broke sharp, but I was able to take her back and she finished really well.”A rousing 3 ½ length winner in the five furlong turf Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on April 27, S Y Sky was off as the second choice at 2-1 in a field reduced to seven fillies and mares by four program scratches and paid $6.20, $2.60 and $2.10.“I thought she was doing well, but I’ve got to give the credit today to Drayden Van Dyke,” said D’Amato.  “She popped on top and she was in control, but Drayden realized the top two were really smoking so he eased her back and that was the winning move.  We’re looking forward to campaigning her the rest of the year.”Out of Alexander’s Sky Mesa mare Sky Marni, S Y Sky notched her fifth stakes win and improved her overall mark to 13-7-5-1.  With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $662,320.“I knew if she caught Belvoir Bay at the top of the lane she would out-finish her, I was sure of that,” said Alexander.  “Her last race at Golden Gate, Flavien rode her and he made a huge move in the turn going for home and he said, ‘This filly has a huge turn of foot.’  The secret after that was just keep her busy.  She’s made over a half a million bucks in just Cal-bred races.“She’s out of a mare that I claimed from A.C. Avila at Del Mar about seven years ago for $16,000 bucks.  Everyone in her family has been a winner, we just get lucky sometimes.”Idle since running a close second in a Group I stakes going six furlongs on turf in Dubai on March 30, Belvoir Bay, who never threw in the towel, was off as the 4-5 favorite and paid $2.40 and $2.10 while finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Lady Suebee.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Lady Suebee was off at 7-1 and paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.76 and 45.19.Originally scheduled for turf, today’s Monrovia was moved to the main track at five furlongs earlier in the day due to the prospect of significant rain.  The American Graded Stakes Committee will confer in the coming days as to whether today’s running will retain its graded status.last_img read more

Greenwood’s NRL dream now a reality

first_imgWhen it was decided by the Titans coaching and medical staff that Proctor would not return for the second half against the Roosters on Saturday night Greenwood was thrust into battle.By running on for the second 40 minutes he and fellow Titans recruit Dan Sarginson created Telstra Premiership history by becoming the first English pair to debut for the same club in the same game in the NRL era, but he has already set his sights on playing a more significant role in the coming weeks.Scans on Monday will determine the extent of Proctor’s shoulder injury and should he be unable to face the Knights next Saturday, Greenwood is more than willing to put his hand up to come into the starting team.”Wherever coach wants me to play I’ll play and if he wants me to push out big minutes I’ll do my best to push out those big minutes and do what’s best for the team,” Greenwood told NRL.com.”Hopefully it’s nothing too serious and he’ll be back out there next week.”The 23-year-old only landed in Australia on Monday morning, with his arrival on the Gold Coast from St Helens accelerated 12 months earlier than originally anticipated.It brought the dream of an NRL debut into clear view and he said after the game that he was still coming to terms with the fact that he is now playing in the NRL.”I have to keep pinching myself because this is like a dream,” said Greenwood, who ran for 48 metres and made 14 tackles in his first 40 minutes as a Titan.”This is what I’ve always dreamed of as a kid, is actually playing in the NRL. “It’s a big opportunity and the way league is going it’s just massive and it’s just growing and growing.”As a young kid at 23 years old this is what I wanted and it’s come so soon I have to keep pinching myself.”After 60 Super League appearances for St Helens, Greenwood admitted that the pace of the NRL was the biggest change but that spending the first 40 minutes watching from the sideline was the greater torture.”I was just itching to get on,” Greenwood said. “Those first 40 minutes were really slow and I was just waiting for the call, waiting for the call and then it came at half-time and I was just happy to get on and get some good minutes under my belt.”It was a bit strange actually because the first 20 minutes [of the second half] went so quick and I looked up at the clock and the last 20 minutes were going slower and slower.”It sometimes felt like the clock was adding on time.”It’s good just to get straight into it and not waiting about. Your nerves are there at the start but now they’ve gone, straight in and it’s exciting.”The crowd was unreal, the stadium’s unreal and it were great to just get the first game.”last_img read more

Pacific Nations teams push for more home Tests

first_imgThe success of last year’s tournament across Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand has opened the door for international games to be showcased in a similar way to the NRL taking clashes to regional areas in Australia throughout 2018.The annual mid-season Pacific Tests, which have been played since 2013, have been based in Sydney’s west for the last five years – an agreement that will continue next season.But with the mid-year Denver Test match featuring New Zealand and England kicking off on Sunday, the clash could kick off a new era for international scheduling and locations.All four Pacific nations teams attended a Pacific Test gala day in Campbelltown on Wednesday and backed the possible expansion of the game involving playing hosts.Tongan forward Jason Taumalolo told NRL.com it was only a matter of time before the powerhouse second-tier nation hosted an international fixture.The World Cup squad travelled back to Tonga following the tournament and were overwhelmed by the support.”That’s one of many things we’re trying to achieve is to get a game over there,” Taumalolo said.”There are a lot of Tongan fans in Australia and New Zealand so playing a game back there would only grow the game.”There wouldn’t be a spare seat in the house if it were to happen.”Samoa is in a similar boat to their Tongan rivals but were able to last hosted a game in Apia during the Four Nations tournament in 2016, which coincided with their 30th rugby league anniversary celebrations.”It was unreal,” Samoan prop Sam Kasiano said, after being part of the side that loss to Fiji 20-18.”I think I scored a try that game. It was just awesome to be able to play in front of our people who live in our country. I think it’s time to do it again, we love it wherever we play but being at home is something special.”The Fijian side hosted Australia in a warm-up last year leading into the World Cup, while Papua New Guinea play host to the Prime Ministers XIII annually and co-hosted last year’s tournament in spectacular fashion.”Playing back in PNG, there is nothing better than pulling on a Kumuls jersey,” PNG fullback Justin Olam told NRL.com.”It’s the best feeling in the world. We got to do it at the World Cup and the crowd was always packed, people couldn’t get in. My family wanted more tickets. It doesn’t matter who we play.”I hope the next time is not when we play in the World Cup again but this year or next year.”last_img read more

Madang FC ready to win

first_imgStep in Team Manager Terence Issue said the boys are ready.He says with the return of Samuel Kini  and Henson Tirimo, the boys are looking good to win this game.He says their only aim is to score in the first half and defend well throughout the game.Issue says the coach has made the strong line up for this game with Sogo Mandari on the goal mouth, Langarap Samol, Felix Komolong, Ray Romo and Nigel Malagin on the backline.Up in the midfield is Henson Tirimo lining up with Samuel Kini while two captains Max Sengum and Vanya Malagin will play striker with Maskulan Pulung and Ephraim Leo on the wings.last_img read more

Barras ready to host first ICC match against Kenya

first_imgBarras have been hard on training in the past two months and are well vested under coach Dipak Patel as they have been out on the field and in the weights room on training days.Baramundis captain Jack Vare said they will maintain the session through the remaining week until the lead up to the games at the end of this month.The series will be played at the home of the Barra’s, the Amini Park in Port Moresby in which Barras are keen to put up a good battle with the Kenyans to maintaining their title in the pacific.”We have been playing mostly all our international match overseas for the past years and it’s good to host such event in our country to continue the good name of the sport.”“The boys have been good in training and has maintained fitness and schedules and are ready for the Kenyans as we have beat them twice and to beat them in our own country will be very interesting ,” Vare said.On the other end, the PNG CPL Lewas are also gearing up for the East Asia Pacific Cup in Samoa in June and early July.The Lewa’s are in top form and are the current Pacific champions as they expect to maintain their form in the event.last_img read more

PNG Pepes take part in exhibition match

first_imgThe PNG Pepes team went on a challenge against the Mixed Men’s Netball National Team, Maleos.The event was in conjunction with the official visit of the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Netball PNG Senator Fierravsnti-Wells.The participating local took part delightfully in a wonderment in the presence of Senator Fierravsnti-Wells who was inspired with the exhibition.It was the first of its kind in the PNG Netball competitions with the emerging mixed and Men’s Netball Association in the country.last_img read more

Eliab: It’s an awesome feeling to be back

first_imgEliab was one of six former Hunters players named in the final 29-man squad for the 2017 campaign in the Intrust Super Cup competition.The 26-year-old left the Hunters in 2015 to play with the London Broncos in the Kingstone Press Championship, United Kingdom, but has since returned.“I’ve been away for one year. I think I’ve brought back some experience from playing rugby league outside of PNG and I’m happy to bring something back to the team and support the team to go all the way this year.“The little things like playing around the ruck area, how to run the ball, passing skills and all that are part of the experience I got which I can use to help the younger players through this season,” said Eliab.Eliab said he followed the progress of the Hunters in the 2016 season up until the end saying it was a good experience for the younger players.“I missed the Hunters very much, missed playing alongside my brothers.“I’m now looking forward to going another step this year with them. It’s an awesome feeling to be back,” said Eliab.last_img read more

Reinier will spend this Saturday the recognition with Madrid

first_imgThe dream of Reinier Jesus (17 years) becomes reality as the days go by and the most anticipated date approaches, on January 19, when he will be of legal age and Real Madrid will be able to announce his signing at the time it deems appropriate. As AS has learned, the white club He has sent professionals from his medical services to Brazil to perform the protocol medical examination to the player, with whom they will meet this Saturday.The appointment between the doctors and Reinier will be, in principle, at Comary Farm, the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). There the player has been concentrated since January 3 to prepare the Pre-Olympic tournament with the U-23 National Team, which will be held from the 18th of this month to the 9th of February in Colombia. It is one of the few procedures that remain to definitively close the deal. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 10, 2020 In February, to Castillacenter_img Madrid and Flamengo agreed last week to pay the termination clause of the Brazilian pearl, 30 million: 80% (24 million) will go to the Brazilian entity, 10% (3) to the family and the other 10% (3) will be pocketed by the agent. The commitment, as this newspaper advanced, will be for the remainder of the season and six more, a good example of the confidence they have placed since the Bernabéu in a football player they compare with Kaka.If everything follows its course, Reinier, who as his family is already studying Spanish, will join Castilla in February, after returning from the Pre-Olympic. The idea of ​​Madrid is not to give up, but to finish with Raul and joining the training with the first team.last_img read more

Ivi López reinforces the attack of Deportiva

first_imgYuri adds another historic milestone with the PonferradinaYuri de Souza continues to accumulate records with the Ponferradina this season and last Tuesday in Malaga it became The player who has worn the shirt of the Berciano team in Second Division: 177. The Brazilian striker surpasses two other historical team Berciano like Acorán and Jonathan Ruiz, who played 176 games with the blue and white in the silver category. Yuri’s debut with Deportiva in Segunda came on September 19, 2010 against Granada in Los Cármenes, a match that ended 2-0 in favor of the Andalusians. His first goal came not far from there, in the New Archangel of Cordoba, on January 8, 2011. Since then, the Brazilian has added 76 goals with the Ponferradina in professional football.In total there are six seasons, including the current one, that Maceió has defended the colors of the Berciano team in Second, leaving unforgettable moments like the two hat-tricks against Betis and Valladolid in El Toralín or, in this same campaign, the doublets against Tenerife and Deportivo de La Coruña. Last year he played on loan at Valladolid and Sporting, and this season he did it at Huesca, where he played seven LaLiga SmartBank games, in which he scored a goal, and two of Copa del Rey.Pablo Trigueros, who yesterday was in charge of appearing before the media after the team’s work session, said he saw Ivi “very well” in his first training with the Ponferradina: “It’s his first day and has yet to adapt. I wish you the best of luck and help us for what is coming. ” After the departures of Buenacasa and Caro, Deportiva has made its first incorporation in the winter market, the end Ivi López, who arrives at the Bercian box yielded by the Levant after being on loan at Huesca during the first half of the league competition. The player has already participated in the training that his new team carried out this Thursday in the Annex of El Toralín.Ivi López (Collado Villalba, 1994) is a player who can occupy several demarcations in the attack positions, although his qualities as an extreme are the ones that Bolo likes most. After going through the lower categories Getafe and Sevilla, getting to debut in the First with the Madrid team with 19 years, He came to Levante in the 2017-18 season, where he played 29 games in the top category. Yuri’s next challenge is to become the top historical scorer of the Ponferradina, a title that Marcos Tyrone holds with 156, five more than the Brazilian. With almost half a season ahead, it seems complicated to reach June without Yuri hanging another blue and white medal.last_img read more