SHSU’s Lewis, NSU’s Lohmiller Named Weekly Volleyball Award Winners

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Ashley Lewis and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Lewis paced her Sam Houston State (6-8, 2-0 SLC) squad to a perfect outing on the road in its opening weekend of conference play. The junior collected 44 kills while averaging 4.89 kills per set, claiming double-double performances in a 3-1 victory over Northwestern State and a 3-2 win at Central Arkansas.Lohmiller anchored the Northwestern State (9-7, 1-1 SLC) defense in a pair of games last week, pushing the Lady Demons to a win over Houston Baptist. The senior produced back-to-back games with 20+ digs, concluding Northwestern State’s opening weekend of conference action with 49 digs.The awards are the first of the season for both Lewis and Lohmiller.Offensive Player of the Week: Ashley Lewis – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Houston, TexasLewis played a key role in the Bearkats’ success, marking SHSU’s third consecutive season beginning conference play at 2-0. The junior from Houston, Texas, averaged 4.89 kills per set and had double-doubles in each match, beginning with a career-high 23 kills and 16 digs in a four-set win at Northwestern State on Thursday. She followed that up with 21 more points and 14 digs, adding a pair of blocks and aces to her totals as the Kats outlasted Central Arkansas for their first win in the Prince Center since the 2012 season. Lewis currently ranks third in the Southland with 3.63 kills per set this season.Honorable Mention: Kennedy Shelstead, Abilene Christian; Lucie Porkona, New Orleans; Jodi Edo, Southeastern Louisiana; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller led a strong defensive effort for the Lady Demons, boosting NSU to a 1-1 mark to begin the conference slate. The senior combined for 49 digs, averaging 6.1 digs per set and helped Northwestern State hold opponents to a .169 hitting percentage. Lohmiller tabbed a season-high 27 digs in the Lady Demons’ 3-1 victory against Houston Baptist Saturday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Sh’Diamond Holly, New Orleans; Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Karlee Wilkerson, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

NBA: Injured Spurs star Leonard to miss pre-season

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017, in Oakland, California. AFP FILELos Angeles, United States — San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire NBA pre-season as he struggles with a right thigh injury, the team said Saturday.A Spurs statement said Leonard was suffering from a “right quadriceps tendinopathy” and there was no set timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT “He is expected to miss the entire 2017 pre-season,” the Spurs said on Twitter.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said earlier Leonard was still undergoing intensive rehab on the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“He’ll probably miss the beginning of preseason or a good deal of preseason, and we’re not going to put a timetable [on a return],” Popovich said.“But he’s working at it, and we’ll get him back as soon as we can.” Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Barriga heads Filipino pugs sweep in China MOST READ View commentscenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It is unclear when Leonard sustained the injury. Leonard was sidelined during the 2017 playoffs after suffering an ankle injury in the Western Conference semi-finals against Houston.He aggravated that injury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, ruling him out of the remainder of the series, which the Spurs lost 4-0. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Belgium tops England, and Group G at World Cup

first_imgBelgium’s Adnan Januzaj celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)MOSCOW  — Adnan Januzaj’s curling strike sent Belgium into the last 16 as group winners by sealing a 1-0 victory over England and putting his team on a potentially tougher path to the final.A night of little tension or attacking intent seemed just what the England and Belgium coaches desired after making a combined 17 changes to their starting lineups to rest players for the knockout phase.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Japan advances to knockout stage on yellow cards despite loss to Poland Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Entering the game on identical points and goals records — after each opening with two successive wins — England had the edge on its fair play record at the top of Group G.Losing top spot, with World Cup top-scorer Harry Kane rested, gives England a last-16 game against Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow on the side of the draw featuring Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBelgium faces Group H winner Japan on Monday and a win there would mean a quarterfinal against Brazil or Mexico.last_img read more

GBTI awards 15 Early Savers with bursaries

first_imgAt its Kingston Office on Friday, GBTI awarded with bursaries 15 of its Early Savers who were successful at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment examinations.The country’s perfect scorer, Naila Rahaman, who now attends Queen’s College, is among those awarded. The others are: Virenda Dookie, Brendon Prince, Mariah Ellis, Sameya Khan, Deviani Ram, Malina Khan, Jazzmin Roopchand, Ziya Haniff, Sayid Stuart, Mikayla Hamer, Joel Benjamin, Elijah Rajak, Muhammad Baksh, and Tiffany Regis.Assistant Chief Education Officer Owen Pollard encouraged the students to stay focused in this new journey, so that they can continue to celebrate continued academic successes.Pollard also commended GBTI for recognising the awardees, and expressed admiration for the parents, for encouraging their children to save from an early age.Many of the parents said the children were born into GBTI’s Early Savers Members Club, since the parents themselves were Early Savers and realised the benefits.The mother of the Top NGSA student said she opened an account for her daughter when the child was a baby, and she loved when her daughter received birthday and other cards from the Club. She said that often, when she gave Naila allowance, Naila would ask her to put it into her account instead.The parents expressed appreciation to GBTI for the awards, and GBTI Executive Director Richard Isava said the Bank would continue to support these initiatives.He congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue to stay focused and save for their future’s higher education as well.This is the 15th year since GBTI started its bursary programme for members of its Early Savers Club. Early Savers who wrote the NGSA were required to submit their names and copies of their results slips, and 15 were randomly selected.The Club is open for membership of persons between zero and 18 years old. They enjoy special interest rates, shopping discounts, birthday rewards, bursary awards, and an annual recognition for being consistent savers.last_img read more

Duo remanded for stealing bicycle

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Wayne Blair of First Avenue, Bartica, and 25-year-old Ezra Evans, of Lot 57 West Front Road, Georgetown were hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday after they were charged jointly for robbery.It is alleged that the duo robbed James Walter of his bicycle and cash totalling $20,000 on March 21 at Evans Street, Charlestown, Georgetown while they were armed with a knife.They both denied the charge when it was read to them by Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Monday.The prosecution is contending that the men were apprehended by public-spirited persons and handed over to the Police after they committed the crime. Bail was opposed on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the fact that one of the accused was previously charged with a matter of similar matter. The duo was remanded and the case was scheduled to continue on April 8, 2019.last_img read more

Events abound to honor our veterans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre This year, both the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Navy Marching Band will be there along with veterans from every generation. The sidewalks along the parade route should be packed with families cheering and thanking them for their service. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards. It will proceed down Laurel Canyon for a mile and end at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. There will be a carnival at the park and booths offering services and information to all veterans. As always, the Canoga Park Women’s Club and VFW Post 10040 in Sun Valley are stepping up to host special meals for veterans Saturday. Odds and ends from around the Valley: If you’re looking for a way to pay tribute to our servicemen and -women this Veterans Day weekend, there are no shortage of events on tap. First and foremost is the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday in Pacoima. No matter where you live in the Valley, it’s definitely worth the drive over to see this colorful, inspirational parade and show your kids what Veterans Day is all about. A Tribute to Veterans luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the women’s club, 7401 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park, then later in the day, the VFW post will host a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 6 to 8 p.m. The post is at 8548 Lankershim Blvd. in Sun Valley. The public’s invited, so drop by and meet some great people who are the heart and soul of Veterans Day. If you want to get an early jump on the festivities, there’s a thank-you recognition ceremony to all veterans tonight at 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7045 Farralone Ave., Canoga Park. And while we’re handing out thank yous, a few should go to our local schools having Veterans Day events. One of the best around was on Thursday at Wilson Middle School in Glendale, where the student body gathered in the auditorium to hear four World War II veterans talk about their experiences. One of them was 89-year-old Louis Zamperini, who competed as a runner in the 1936 Olympics when he was a teenager, then later served as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific. Also, today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lawrence Middle School is honoring more than 100 veterans in a special Veterans Day assembly and luncheon. The school is at 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. The Knights of Columbus will distribute more than 2,000 wheelchairs to veterans at four VA hospitals this weekend, including 500 at the West Los Angeles VA. There are thousands of older veterans who have developed noncombat-related disabilities and are not eligible for VA-provided wheelchairs and can’t afford to buy them. Working with the Wheelchair Foundation of Camarillo for the past four years, the Catholic fraternal service organization also has donated more than 2,000 wheelchairs to victims of land mines and war in Afghanistan. The event will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. on the west side of the VA center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The holiday drive for Operation Gratitude also kicks off this Veterans Day weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the California Army National Guard headquarters in Van Nuys, 17330 Victory Blvd. This is a hands-on program in which hundreds of local volunteers gather to put together care packages for troops overseas and in military hospitals. If you want to help or donate to the holiday drive, call the Operation Gratitude hotline at 818-909-0039, or go online to And finally, if you can’t make it to any of these Veterans Day events this weekend, you have one more opportunity Monday. The history department at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is sponsoring a free event at which local combat veterans from the “Greatest Generation” will talk about their World War II experiences. The event will be held in the Lundring Events Center on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road. For more information, call Richard Derderian at 805-493-3318. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. 818-713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness didn’t kick a ball or tackle a player on Saturday – well, maybe in his head he did.Yet he was the one who ended up with an injury after the super last gasp win over Kildare at Croke Park….thanks to a TV camera.The architect of Kildare’s downfall ended up with a fat lip and a busted nose for his troubles! Said Jim. “The final whistle had gone and I turned around to the physio and there was a camera man in my face and as I turned around I whacked myself off him – I have one on my lip here as well!“I don’t think I’ll need stitches,” he said smiling, “we’ve a doctor and a surgeon in there and they’re having a bit of a laugh at me, but it’s great, I’ll take a wee slap in the nose any day to be in an All-Ireland semi-final.“I just hope we can go there now and put in a good performance and take the game to whoever is in that last-four match-up and make the most of the occasion ’cause it’s a great opportunity for them now.”Of course, he’s right. And the whole county will be behind McGuinness on his march to Croke Park at the end of the month.Watch an interview with Jim here: DONEGAL MANAGER JIM WHACKED IN FACE BY TV CAMERA was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal v kildarejim mcguinness hitlast_img read more

USL: Doherty up against old foes Letterkenny Rovers

first_imgGARETH DOHERTY will be up against familiar opponents on Tuesday evening when he faces Letterkenny Rovers for Finn Harps Reserves in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League (kick-off 7.30pm).The Drumkeen man played with Rovers before transferring to the Harps Under-19s last summer and was quickly recruited by Ollie Horgan to the ranks of the Harps senior squad.Harps have returned to the USL this season after almost two years away and they registered their first win last Sunday with Doherty scoring in a 3-2 away win at Swilly Rovers. “The Ulster Senior League is brilliant because you’re playing extra games, but it’s the fact that you’re playing them against men that’s the big one,” Doherty says.“You have to raise the game every week. It’s a good League and the standard is good. It’s brilliant for our development.“It’s a taste of what it’s like to play senior football. You’re playing against grown men; it’s a big step up from the Under-19s. It’s the next natural step for players and it isn’t far off what the first team is like.“The size and strength of players you’re up against is a big thing.” Doherty was one of a raft of players from Rovers to be snapped up by Harps last year and was hastily upgraded to the first team at Finn Park, making two substitute appearances in 2015.“Whenever I was called in, the training was a lot different,” Doherty says. “The difference in training was a big eye-opener, but it’s been a serious help. Pretty much as soon as I signed for Harps, Ollie had me in the first team.“He was watching us in the Foyle Cup and signed us. We were straight in. I never expected to be in that quickly.”Doherty had been ear-marked from a young age as one to watch and was given his Ulster Senior League debut by then Rovers boss Trevor Scanlon. Doherty was just 15 at the time and the experience is one he won’t forget in a hurry.Doherty says: “I was just 15 and was thrown into a USL game against Derry City Reserves.“I was marking Raymond Foy that dsay. I was sick that day and couldn’t get into the game at all. “I was taken off at half-time…It wasn’t my best day! I played two seasons with Rovers in the USL, with Trevor and then with Eamon (McConigley).“It’ll be a wee bit strange playing against Rovers. I know Eamon, Anthony Gorman and most of the lads. They were very good to me and most of this Harps team would know them well.“It’ll be funny to be the opposition to them, but I’m looking forward to the game.”Harps are new recruits to the Ulster Senior League and, much like Derry City, results aren’t the primary objective. Doherty says: “It’s all about developing. Joe (Boyle) tells us just to get our performances right and be ready for the next step. I’ve another year left at the Under-19s so I’ll be aiming to force my way into Ollie’s plans next season.”USL: Doherty up against old foes Letterkenny Rovers was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quake toll at 79,000; aftershocks roll on

first_img The central government updated its death toll to 47,700, but regional authorities gave much higher figures, based on information trickling in from outlying areas and as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Since the early days of the disaster, the central government death tally has lagged behind that of local authorities, although federal officials have said privately they expect the toll to rise dramatically. Citing reports from local authorities and hospital officials, the government of North West Frontier Province said 37,958 people had died there and the toll was likely to rise. The prime minister in Pakistani-held Kashmir said at least 40,000 people died in that neighboring region. India has reported 1,360 deaths in the part of Kashmir that it controls. Those tallies would push the death toll to 79,318 from the quake. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALAKOT, Pakistan – The death toll soared to 79,000 Wednesday from South Asia’s mammoth earthquake, following a survey of one of the two hardest-hit Pakistani regions – making it one of the deadliest quakes in modern times. More aftershocks rattled the region, sending up huge clouds of dust from steep-sided mountain valleys where villages lie in pieces. During a helicopter tour of the ruins, the president promised new, quake-ready houses for the homeless. In remote mountains, a steady flow of injured villagers continued to seek medical attention. Many had infected wounds, untreated since the Oct. 8 temblor, and had to rely on relatives to carry them for hours on foot to makeshift clinics. More than 60 helicopters were dropping relief supplies, and mule trains were pushing into areas where no helicopters can land. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Many people out there, we are not going to get to in time,” said Rob Holden, the U.N. disaster coordinator in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir. “Some people who have injuries don’t have a chance of survival.” At the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that with winter approaching a second “massive wave of death” in Pakistan’s quake areas unless the international community immediately increases the relief effort. “This is a huge, huge disaster,” Annan said. “It is a race against time to save the lives of these people.” “I would hope that the international community will respond and those with capacity will do everything possible to work with us and work with the Pakistani government,” he said. Eleven days after the 7.6-magnitude quake, the full scale of the disaster is becoming apparent. A helicopter trip through the badly hit Neelum and Kaghan Valleys showed flattened homes on mountainsides and roads blocked by boulders, trees and earth. Moving only on foot, people were fashioning new pathways over landslides. last_img read more


first_imgSpecsavers Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win TWO TICKETS to Sunday’s highly anticipated All-Ireland quarter-final between Donegal and Dublin.Croke Park is expected to be a complete sell-out in a game which has caught the imagination of the GAA public.It’s a game the whole country wants to see, not just supporters in Donegal and Dublin. We ran the competition last week and asked those who entered to send us a comment as to why they should receive the tickets.We had some great comments, but it was too hard to choose a winner, so we’ve decided to run the competition again.All you have to do is answer the following question. When did Donegal last defeat Dublin in a championship match?? Send your answers to and a winner will be selected at random.Good luck.Tir Chonaill Abú.LAST CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN THIS SUNDAY was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportticketslast_img read more