Monday June 15th Local Sports

first_img— Top of Iowa Conference baseball/softball schedule tonight:Newman at OsageRockford at Nashua-PlainfieldNorth Iowa at Garner-Hayfield-VenturaNorthwood-Kensett at North ButlerWest Hancock at Lake MillsCentral Springs at St. AnsgarDike-New Hartford at West Fork (baseball only) MASON CITY — High school sports return in Iowa with the opening day of the baseball and softball seasons today. There have been no high school sporting events because of the COVID-19 pandemic since the boys’ state basketball tournament ended back on March 13. Mason City High baseball coach Troy Rood says managing the pitching staff will be even more important this season.KGLO News · 6 – 15 – Rood – 1Rood says with only two weeks of practice pitchers will be limited, especially early in the season.KGLO News · 6 – 15 – Rood – 2The Mohawk baseball and softball teams open up the season on the road playing at Waukee. DES MOINES — Radio Iowa/Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association pre-season baseball rankings — June 14Class 4A (2019 Record)1. Urbandale (31-14)2. Ankeny (21-18)3. Southeast Polk (30-14)4. Johnston (36-6)5. Waukee (28-13)6. Western Dubuque (32-10)7. Dowling Catholic (31-12)8. Iowa City West (34-8)9. Des Moines Roosevelt (29-10)10. Cedar Rapids Prairie (22-20) — North Central Conference baseball/softball schedule tonight:Iowa Falls-Alden at Clear Lake (baseball on KRIB 7:30)Humboldt at St. EdmondClarion-Goldfield-Dows at AlgonaWebster City at Hampton-Dumont-CAL TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake baseball vs. Iowa Falls-Alden — 7:30 Class 1A (2019 Record)1. Martensdale-St. Mary’s (34-7)2. Remsen St. Mary’s(27-8)3. Mason City Newman(38-3)4. South Winneshiek (29-10)5. Coon Rapids-Bayard (29-5)6. Don Bosco (29-5)7. Alburnett (34-6)8. Council Bluffs St. Albert (24-14)9. Calamus-Wheatland (33-4)10. Wapsie Valley (27-13)center_img IOWA CITY — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says the team has made progress in dealing with issues surrounding the claims of racial disparity in the program. The team has been able to speak face-to-face for the first time as they returned to campus and Ferentz says they had some raw and emotional discussions.Ferentz says they are moving forward to make changes — such as lifting the player ban on Instagram and Twitter. “It was a stupid policy from that standpoint, but it was designed intentionally to help protect our players. That is a parental instinct, coaches instinct. You want to protect your players, but certain things just tell you, they show you that you embody players to have more freedom, more movement, more expression,” Ferentz says.Ferentz says while the conversations have gone well — they need to continue working. “The bottom line what are we going to do to move forward. That is our commitment. My commitment has always been what is best for our program, what is best for our players. We want to do it in a respectful and honorable way to all of our former players, ” he says.Running back Ivory Kelly-Martin says black players did feel like they had to walk on eggshells in the football building. “It was an atmosphere where you did have to look out, kind of watch your back, you always had to kind of be on your toes at times. Throughout this week there have been so many conversations. There have been so many talking about change — and we are all hopeful that this is actually going to happen,” he says.Kelly-Martin says the atmosphere has changed in just the short time they have been able to get together and talk through the issues. “We are all excited about what we have to come. We are all to really build relationships — not I am really hopeful that we will be able to create something big.Defensive back Kaevon Merriweather had posted a statement about fans needing to support the team in whatever they decided to do — including if they were to kneel for the National Anthem. He got a lot of feedback and says he expected that. )”We want you all to support any decision that this team has made. On the post, we haven’t decided on kneeling or not that is not what I said that we have decided,” according to Merriweather. “If we do decide, any movement that we do decide to support, any step that we do decide to make as a team. We want you all to support, backing us every step of the way. Not only on the football field, but also when we are off the field, when we are in class when we are walking the streets, when we are in our cars, day in and day out. And that is really what that post meant.”Ferentz says kneeling for the anthem is something the team will eventually address. “It’s not timely right now — but it’s got to be a topic we discuss,” according to Ferentz. “I think we all realize it’s a very polarizing issue right now. And I am very confident that there are ways to do things, ways to recognize individuals, movements, whatever it may be, causes, in a way that hopefully is not polarizing — but yet powerful — that would be my goal.”Ferentz says he cannot address the suspension of strength coach Chris Doyle at this time because the review process is still underway. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. According to a police report, Koerner and former Dowling classmate Cole Coffin were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when their watercraft crashed into the side of a boat. Coffin was taken to a hospital by aircraft. Coffin’s mother wrote online Sunday that her son needed to have his leg amputated on Friday night in order to save his life. Koerner was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released over the weekend. He tweeted on Sunday that he was going to be fine and is looking forward to his full recovery. Class 3A (2019 Record)1. Sioux City Heelan (29-11)2. Central DeWitt (38-4)3. Centerville (24-7)4. Davenport, Assumption (32-5)5. Cedar Rapids Xavier (41-2)6. Marion (33-6)7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (27-14)8. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic (18-22)9. Solon (22-18)10. Harlan (26-8) Class 2A (2019 Record)1. Van Meter (34-3)2. North Linn (40-6)3. Dike-New Hartford (28-6)4. Des Moines Christian (29-9)5. Underwood (26-5)6. West Branch (20-8)7. Dyersville Beckman (26-13)8. Woodward-Granger (23-8)9. Treynor (27-11)10. Mid-Prairie (18-12)last_img read more

Ancelotti frustration as Napoli denied “cherry on the cake”

first_imgSalah in action last nightMilan, Italy | AFP | Carlo Ancelotti conceded it was a bitter pill to swallow as Napoli came so close before being denied a place in the Champions League knock-out rounds with a dramatic 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.Former Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s superb late save on Arkadiusz Milik ensured Liverpool advanced to the last 16 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal.The Italians had only needed a point to advance from Group C to the last 16 after missing out last season under Ancelotti’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri.“We did everything in our power to get through,” said Ancelotti, who replaced Sarri with the aim of challenging in the top European competition and in Serie A this season.“We are bitter, but we also know that we have exceeded our expectations and we challenged until the last minute in a very strong group.”Napoli finished third behind Liverpool with French champions Paris Saint-Germain winning the group.Ancelotti had said that his side would be “idiots” not to reach the knock-out rounds.“The cake has been made –- now we need to add a little cherry,” the 59-year-old three-time Champions League winning coach warned his players beforehand.In the end, Napoli finished level on points with Liverpool but were edged out on the third tie breaker, goals scored. That meant every point and goal in the group proved to be decisive.Napoli had beaten Liverpool 1-0 at home in October thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s late winner. Since Liverpool won by the same score on Tuesday, that eliminated the head-to-head tiebreaker.Napoli paid for a goalless draw at Red Star Belgrade and a 2-2 draw in France, where Angel Di Maria scored a late equaliser for PSG.Red Star also came away with a goal in a 3-1 loss at Napoli’s San Paulo Stadium.“I have no regrets about specific matches, I say that we lacked luck,” insisted Ancelotti.“The boys are now disappointed, but this rage must pour into the Europa League and must become positive energy, we will focus on this new adventure, convinced that we can have our say.” Napoli won the old UEFA Cup in 1989 for their only European title.— Hotel Titanic —On social media there were jokes that the Italian team had chosen the wrong hotel in Liverpool, with captain Marek Hamsik and his teammates sleeping in the Hotel Titanic.On the pitch, Hamsik was outclassed in midfield with Insigne failing to feature up front and defender Mario Rui unable to cope with Salah.The English could count on the trio of Alisson, centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and Salah, brought in at a cost of over 200 million euros ($226 million) since July 2017.Napoli by contrast do not have the finances to attract top players, like many Italian clubs, with both Salah and Alisson, products of Serie A side Roma.But for Napoli owner Aurelio Di Laurentiis, his “top player” is Ancelotti, a former Champions League winning coach with AC Milan and Real Madrid.“If we are eliminated? It doesn’t change anything. Our big signing is Ancelotti,” the Italian film producer insisted.But even the magic of Ancelotti, who has won trophies in all of Europe’s top five leagues, did not work as, for the first time since 2001, he failed to qualify his team for the last 16.Napoli now turn to the Europa League, in which Sarri’s side showed little interest in last season as they targeted a first Serie A title since 1990.“The Europa League will start in the spring and we want to go as far as possible in it,” said Hamsik.“Going out like this hurts, but we have to pick ourselves up and focus on the trip to Cagliari (Serie A).Napoli are eight points behind champions Juventus in the Italian league.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Harvick raced to his second straight NASCAR Cup win with a dominant performance in Vegas on Sunday, earning his 100th career win across the three national series.“There was no catching that 4 (car),” second-place finisher Kyle Busch said. “He was on rails, and lights out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHarvick followed up his stellar performance last weekend in Atlanta with another victory in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. He led a track-record 214 of the 267 laps, won all three stages and capably held off Busch’s late hometown charge to win in Vegas for the second time in four years.“These last two weeks, we’ve just hit on everything we needed to,” said Harvick, who cruised home 2.9 seconds ahead of Busch. “My (team has) done their homework on a number of things. Just really proud of everybody.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Kevin Harvick performs a burnout after winning a NASCAR Cup series auto race Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — From his dynamic opening laps to his comfortable cruise to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick was the safest bet in Sin City this weekend.Harvick’s air of inevitability increased with each lap around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, and the rest of the NASCAR Cup field must be a bit worried about how they’re going to catch up this year.ADVERTISEMENT Harvick led 144 of the first 160 laps and comfortably won the first two stages. He was fourth out of the end-of-stage caution after Stage 2, with Joey Logano getting in front with an exceptional pit stop.But Harvick reclaimed the lead off another restart with 73 laps to go after Kurt Busch wrecked along with Chase Elliott. Harvick emerged from his last pit stop with a three-second lead on Brad Keselowski, and Busch couldn’t catch up.Here are more things to know about the race on the Strip:DOING RECON: For the first time, NASCAR is returning to Vegas in the fall for a second race, which will also be the playoff opener. Teams used this trip to gather data and information for the return trip in September, although the temperature could easily be 50 degrees higher than the balmy 53 degrees at Sunday’s race. “The adjustments we made today are going to help in the fall,” Kyle Busch said. “(Although) I think the track is going to be a lot slower with the heat.”KUBU CAN’T DO: Kurt Busch’s career-long victory drought in his hometown continues. Busch lost control and ran Elliott into the wall shortly after a restart early in the final stage. The crash necessitated a long caution for fluid cleanup. The 39-year-old Busch has never won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was built while he grew up in town. Kurt Busch failed to win the Cup race in Vegas for the 17th time. He has started on the pole twice, but has only one top-five finish here despite calling it a top priority in his career.WINNING BIG: Harvick was even more dominant in Vegas than Truex was last year. Truex led all three stages and 150 laps last year on his way to a victory that propelled him into his championship season.THREE STRIKES: The car chiefs for Jimmie Johnson and Ross Chastain were ejected after their cars failed inspection three times during the pre-race checks. Johnson had to start at the back after his chief, Jesse Saunders, got the gate. Johnson also will have practice time taken away next week in Phoenix. The seven-time champion still rallied to finish 12th.COMEBACK STORY: Josh Frankos, the tire-changer on Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Richard Petty Motorsports team, injured his hand while preparing for the Vegas race and was sent to a hospital on Sunday morning. Michael Hubert filled in for him on pit road. The injury couldn’t keep Frankos down, however: He returned to the track for the race. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Busch got close to his second career victory in his hometown with his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, but couldn’t overcome the dominant leader. Kyle Larson finished third after winning the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, while defending champion Martin Truex Jr. was in fourth and pole-sitter Ryan Blaney in fifth.Harvick has already matched his Cup win total from last season in three races — and he’s headed to Phoenix, where he has won five times since 2012.Harvick also took a moment to savor a milestone. Only Richard Petty, Kyle Busch and David Pearson have won more races across the three national circuits than Harvick, the 42-year-old Californian with plenty of good years left on his tires.“It’s been a lot of years accumulated with a lot of great race teams and people and situations,” Harvick said. “When you tag that triple-digit number to it, it really lets you realize that you’ve been fortunate to accomplish a lot of things.”Not many wins are more emphatic than Harvick’s 100th.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Reinventing Wade: At 36, another new role awaits Heat great Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Many Question LACC’s Fairness against Indicted Officials

first_imgIn the wake of A plethora of rebuttals and clarifications against the recent announcement by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, LACC, against several government officials, its chairman Cllr. James Verdier has come under sharp criticism by several Liberians interviewed by the Daily Observer.Many of those interviewed last week in Monrovia questioned the credibility of the LACC, wondering if Cllr. Verdier has not been manipulated by those who may have issues with the accused.The LACC Chairman on October 23, at a  regular press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, indicted several present and past government officials for allegedly misapplying millions of United States dollars intended for development programs and operations.James Dorbor, 26, of Monrovia told the Daily Observer, “How could most of the people the LACC accused come out to challenge the decision? Is the LACC’s action a witch-hunt as former NOCAL boss Clemenceau Urey has indicated?” Dorbor said from the explanations so far, if the LACC had engaged in due diligence in its research and subsequent conclusion, “the LACC would have known that what happened at NOCAL was the modus operandi with the Senators.”Related to Dorbor’s position is the fact that five other members, including the Ministry of Justice that voted to approve the payment under question were not accused, according to Theresa Kun of Central Monrovia. “Does this not suggest that not much due diligence was carried out by Chairman Verdier and his workers?”In a telephone interview,Thomas Seeyon of West Point, regretted that in its attempt to unearth  corruption, the LACC is engaged in a smear campaign against Liberians whose sacrifices, said Seeyon, are so immense in the country’s reconstruction. “For men like Speaker Alex Tyler and LPRC’s T. Nelson Williams to be brought into disrepute is sad and unfair,” he noted in disgust, adding, “I don’t think Cllr. Verdier’s role is to create confusion by hurting the hard earned image of distinguished Liberians?”A resident of Logan Town told the Daily Observer that Rep. Adolf Lawrence’s clarification and threat to take the LACC to court indicates that the Commission did not exhaust its research on the case in question.“I share the opinion of Rep. Lawrence that the Commission may have inadvertently distorted the facts,” he said, accusing the LACC Chairman of using the institution as a political tool rather than a professional entity.When contacted, a source at the LPRC told the Daily Observer that Mr. Williams fully cooperated with the Solicitor General’s office at the Justice Ministry by submitting all relevant documents but was shocked to learn of Mr. Williams’ indictment.Though many of those interviewed sympathized with the LACC in its fight against corruption and its practices, they however indicated that the manner in which  Chairman Verdier’s LACC has handled its report suggests an element of unfairness to those whose names the Commission has brought into disrepute.Many who talked to the Daily Observer  appealed to the LACC to go beyond brewing controversy, and be more organized and professional in exercising its duties.Others who accused the LACC are Miatta Beysolow, former Minister of Commerce, Milton Teahjay, Superintendent of Sinoe County, Alex Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Adolph Lawrence, Representative District # 15, David Kortie, publisher of the FlashPoint newsletter, Josephus S. Keita, Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Public Works, Foday Kromah and Amos Koon, both employees of the Ministry of Finance, among others.When contacted yesterday, LACC’s public relations officer, Ben Kolako, said: “The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) is aware and takes note of a series of sponsored propaganda in the media against the Commission by individuals opposed to the government’s anti-corruption fight. These individuals have planted paid agents in the media to discredit and misrepresent the LACC following a MICAT press briefing by the Executive Chairperson to update the people of Liberia on the status of corruption cases.“Such propaganda is allegedly being orchestrated by some accused persons or their paid agents. They have allegedly dished out money to these paid agents as a result of a midnight meeting held on the Robertsfield highway, with the intent to weaken and discredit the Commission’s resolve to pursue the prosecution of individuals accused of corrupt practices.“The LACC stands by its report, and therefore wishes to assure the public and its partners that it remains resolute and unshakable in the fight against corruption and will ensure that the accused are brought to justice,” Mr. Kolako declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

First Lady meets CSEC top performer

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger met with Guyana’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) top performer, Fatima Karim and her mother Khadijah Karim at the Office of the First Lady at State House.First Lady Sandra Granger converses with CSEC top performer Fatima Karim and her mother Khadijah Karim on FridayThe First Lady said that she was happy to meet with Karim and was also excited to hear not only of her achievements at this year’s CSEC examinations, but of the young woman’s aspirations in petroleum engineering, in light of Guyana’s future in the oil and gas sector:“I was very excited to learn that that was her interest, because she is not only entering a field that is new to Guyana but as a female, she is entering a field in which women have not really taken part, so I congratulate her on it.”The First Lady added that she knows that while there will be challenges as Karim pursues this career, she is certain that she will bring her own skills and perspective to the fore. First lady Granger also encouraged Karim as she focuses on her academics, to also focus on enjoying life:“She should] have fun with it and remember that life is more than just work. I wish her all the success and I hope she does great things.”Karim said that she was very excited to meet and speak with the First Lady, who she said is one of her role models. The St Rose’s High School student received much public attention after topping the country with 19 Grade Ones and One Grade Two at the CSEC examinations. She said she felt proud that she was able to achieve such results, explaining that it called for her to balance her academic pursuits with her co-curricular activities: “It’s about knowing yourself; knowing how much you need to study. I knew I had to study at least once a week for each subject, so I can still talk with my friends and do other things.”Offering words of encouragement to other students, Karim said that as they aspire to their academic heights, the key is to believe that they can do it.She cited the words of another one of her role models, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who said, “Let us make our future now and make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”She said that these words helped to motivate her, and in turn, she wishes to motivate students that if they believe that they can achieve a certain goal then they should strive to do so at all costs−now.last_img read more

Canada red to have opportunity to wrap up first in group B after victory over Sweden

first_imgCanada red’s record at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge now sits at 2-0 following a convincing 4-1 win over Sweden. They’ll now have an opportunity to finish the preliminary round with a 3-0 record and a first place finish if they can beat Russia tomorrow evening.Canada came out strong in the game and were rewarded for their efforts. Antoine Morand opened the scoring just before the seven minute mark, and by the time the first came to a close, red had a 3-0 lead.Sweden did their best to bounce back from a lacklustre start and put together a solid second, but a defensive miscue as time was about to expire made that all for not as Canada went up 4-0.- Advertisement -The Swedes were able to find the back of the net off of a Canadian turnover at the 7:33 mark of the third.After the game Antoine Morand said naturally after scoring two of his team’s four goals that it’s his teammates that deserve the credit for making things happen.“I think all of the players played very well tonight. It helps everybody when everybody plays good. I feel great on the ice. My teammates were outstanding tonight. They made two great plays on my goals so it just helped me to perform,” he said.Advertisement Head coach Kris Knoblauch said everybody contributed in the victory, and it was an added bonus that the power play got on track.“We’ve got to use all four lines and I think in this tournament that’s very important when you’re playing three games in three nights. I think we had contributions from everybody. I thought our top line was really good with Morand. Something that hasn’t worked for us overall was our power play. Getting two power play goals makes playing the game a lot easier,” he said.Scoring for Canada red were Antoine Morand (2), Josh Brook, and Joel Teasdale.Canada can wrap up group B tomorrow night against Russia with a victory. The opening faceoff at the North Peace Arena is slated for 7 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Duke players file federal civil suit over rape charges

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe students are also demanding an overhaul of the city’s system of law enforcement, including measures to improve transparency, establishment of a citizen review board and the appointment of an independent monitor to oversee the Durham Police Department for 10 years. The monitor would have wide authority over policy, senior staffing and training. The defendants, who include the city’s police commissioner, two police detectives and the chief of the private lab that performed DNA tests for the case, “willfully ignored and were deliberately indifferent to overwhelming evidence of plaintiffs’ actual innocence,” the complaint said. A high-profile rape case turned into a civil-rights case on Friday as three former lacrosse players at Duke University filed a federal lawsuit against former District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, the city of Durham, N.C., and 12 other defendants. In a 162-page complaint, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans sought redress for what they described as “one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated police, prosecutorial, and scientific misconduct in modern American history.” The plaintiffs requested an unspecified amount of money to cover legal fees, as compensation and punitive damages, as well as “whatever additional relief the Court may deem proper.” They reportedly had demanded $30 million during settlement talks with the city, but the two sides could not agree on terms. The proposal far exceeded the city’s insurance policy for “wrongful action,” leaving it in a financial bind, according to those reports. 160Want 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_img2013 will be the sixth year of the Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival and it is lining up to be bigger and better than ever, with 14 venues in the village hosting 48 artists and bands. Dunfanaghy will have all that jazz!The Festival has huge local support with Fintan Moloney as the main sponsor and support from local businesses both through Fundraising and advertising in the annual brochure and website.The Festival is organised by a voluntary committee, Donald Craig and Sian McCann who are also looking forward to an excellent weekend of first class Jazz and Blues music. 2012 saw the first “Party on The Beach” organised by the Waves of Change project, as visitors and locals battled to break the World Record to build the most sandcastles in one hour, which they did with an amazing 1,939.If anyone missed the fun or anyone would like to have a memento of the day there is a short DVD on sale of the event in The Workhouse for €3.00 with proceeds going to the Community Playground.The information kiosk will be in the square again this year to provide information on the festival and the Sheephaven Bay area. It will have information on other events happening during the year and you might be able to find another great excuse to return to the picturesque seaside village of Dunfanaghy. This Festival is definitely one to add to your calendar as it is set in the picturesque seaside village of Dunfanaghy with great bars and restaurants and a fantastic line up of local, national and international bands. Ask anyone who has been there and they will tell you that you’ll return again and again.DUNFANAGHY 2013 – MUSIC, FUN, FRIENDS AND ALL THAT JAZZ! was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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) Tags:Dunfanaghy Jazz Festival 2013last_img read more


first_imgWill Rory Gallagher be named as the new manager of the Donegal GAA Senior team next week?The successor to Jim McGuinness is set to be unveiled early next by the Donegal County Board.The County Board have scheduled a meeting for next Monday, and it’s expected that representatives on the board will announce who is the new Donegal Senior team manager.Rory Gallagher remains the hot favourite with the bookies. The former assistant to Jim McGuinness knows many of the current squad very well, and seems the obvious replacement.However, there is speculation that a lack of experience in managing a team could count against Gallagher.His roles to date have seen the Fermanagh man assistant to Jim McGuinness with the Senior side, and assistant to Maxi Curran with the U21 team.He was joint-manager in Kilcar this year alongside John McNulty. It has also emerged that Paddy Carr could also be in with a strong chance of getting the vacant position.He has a wealth of club and inter-county experience and is seen as a strong candidate for the position.Anthony Harkin, and Cathal Corey are the other two candidates that have applied for the role of Donegal Senior team manager, but neither are likely to get the nod. NEW DONEGAL MANAGER TO BE NAMED ON MONDAY was last modified: October 30th, 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessManagernewsRory GallagherSportSuccessorlast_img read more

Roemmich Selected to Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team

first_imgRoemmich started all 59 games at shortstop this past season and batted a team-high .380 behind a team-best 73 hits, including a league-leading 15 doubles along with a career-high 32 runs batted in and she has scored 54 runs, which is the most in single-season history at Drake. The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Softball Teams feature 21 members with a 4.0 GPA and 31 members with at least a 3.90 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate student-athletes. The 12 members on the first team have an average GPA of 3.99. Print Friendly Version Junior Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University softball team was selected to the 2019 Division I Softball Google Cloud Academic All-American First Team. Roemmich is just the third Drake softball student-athlete and first since 2004 to be named a first team academic All-American. The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball and Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.center_img Laurie Bowden (1992) and Katie Shimon (2004) are the other two Drake student-athletes to earn first team academic All-American honors. Roemmich, who is from nearby West Des Moines and was a standout at West Des Moines Valley High School, has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average in Biology at Drake. She was the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and is a three-time All-MVC honoree who has been named the MVC Elite 17 award winner at each of the last two MVC Tournaments. The MVC Elite 17 is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA in the championship game. Roemmich has also been selected to the 2018 and 2019 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.last_img read more