Match Notes: No. 5 UWF looks to break school record unbeaten streak Friday

first_img UWF will look to remain unbeaten against CBU Friday and against Delta State on senior day Sunday. (Photo by Bill Stockland)  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 West Florida women’s soccer team will look to break its school record 25-match unbeaten streak against a tough Christian Brothers squad Friday at 5 p.m. at the UWF Soccer Complex.The Argonauts will return Sunday to host Delta State in the Argos’ Senior Day game at 12:30 p.m.UWF (9-3-0, 6-0-1 Gulf South Conference) can clinch the top seed in the GSC Tournament for the second consecutive year with a win over CBU (10-2-2, 4-2-1).The Argos were ranked No. 1 in the first edition of the NCAA Regional rankings released earlier in the week followed by Tampa, Valdosta State, Rollins and Florida Tech. CBU was ranked No. 8.Live Coverage:Live stats and audioMatch Notes:10/24 vs. Christian Brothers, Delta StateStill unbeatenUWF tied its school record 25-match unbeaten streak for the third time in school history last weekend and will look to break it Friday against Christian Brothers.During the streak, which started Oct. 12, 2012 with a 4-0 win over West Georgia, UWF has outscored opponents 65-10 and defeated seven top-25 teams. UWF tied two other top-25 teams during that span.The Argos have a .399 goals against average and 17 shutouts during the unbeaten streak.The GSC record is 29 matches without a loss set by Christian Brothers from 2002-03.The NCAA Division II record is 59 consecutive games without a loss, held by Metro State and Franklin Pierce.Notable StreaksChelsea Palmer was named the GSC Player of the Week after scoring two goals and recording five assists in her last three matches.Taylor Harbison and Kelly Andres have started every game of their 3-year careers at UWF with 55 consecutive starts.UWF has not been shut out since Oct. 23, 2011 in a match that lasted regulation 90 minutes, a streak that spans 39 games played. UWF and Florida Southern tied 0-0 in a match that was called early (87 minutes) due to inclement weather.Previewing Christian BrothersAll-time: UWF is 16-6-0Top scorer: Katelyn Graham (8 goals, 1 assist, 17 points)Most assists: Camilla Rodrigues (5 goals, 7 assists, 17 points)Keeper: Robyn Wade (1299 min., 0.97 GAA, .725 Save Pct., 6.1 shutouts)Notable: Rodrigues was the GSC Player of the Week 10/1… UWF & CBU are in the top 3 in scoring average and top two in shutouts in the GSC… Graham is 2nd in goals per gamePreviewing Delta StateAll-time: UWF is 9-0-0Top scorer: Lauren May (5 goals, 1 assist, 11 points)Most assists: Tabitha Hayden (2 goal, 4 assists, 8 points)Keeper:  Megan Galloway (953 min., 2.17 GAA, .716 Save Pct., 1 shutout)Notable: In their last eight meetings, UWF has outscored Delta State 55-4Print Friendly Version Match Notes: No. 5 UWF looks to break school record unbeaten streak Fridaycenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Preview: Browns Wrap Up the 2018 Preseason in Detroit Against the Lions

first_imgWell folks, we have finally arrived at week four of the NFL preseason.The Cleveland Browns will travel to Motown to take on the Detroit Lions in the final preseason game of 2018.On Thursday of next week, the real season begins, as the champion Eagles play the Falcons in Philadelphia.The Browns won’t play until Sunday when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at First Energy Stadium. The Detroit Lions will play on Monday Night Football and face the New York Jets in week one.Here are three headlines for tonight’s final preseason game: Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBrownsLionsNFL Tim Whelanlast_img

High school girls basketball: Benton’s Ward named second-team 4A All-State

first_imgBenton sophomore Emily Ward has been named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State girls basketball second team.Ward averaged 20.2 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Lady Tigers, who went 18-15 and reached the second round of the playoffs.Ward has already been named to the coaches’ composite (all-classes) All-State team. She was also the MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Bossier Parish team as well as the All-District 1-4A team.Bossier junior Destiny Thomas was named honorable mention on the LSWA team.A first-team All-Parish selection, Thomas averaged 18.8 points and 14.7 rebounds.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Australian McGrath backs day-night tests to revive popularity

first_imgMUMBAI, (Reuters) – Five-day cricket remains the ultimate format for Australia fast bowling great Glenn McGrath, who believes day-night tests are the way forward for the format to survive in the age of the shorter Twenty20 version. The future of the longest format has been the subject of debate since the rise of popular T20 leagues over the last decade coincided with dwindling crowds at test matches outside cricket hotbeds Australia and England.Officials view day-night tests as having the potential to reverse the trend.“I am a big fan of test cricket, to me test cricket is still the ultimate and we’ve got to keep the game fresh, people enjoying it,” McGrath told reporters after a Tourism Australia event to attract more Indian visitors. “T20 has taken the world by storm, it is bringing a lot more people to cricket and that is brilliant and hopefully that will filter into test cricket.”The International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s world governing body, is also set to discuss the idea of reducing test matches by a day to free up a crowded international calendar.But McGrath, who took 563 wickets from 124 matches, is not in favour of having four-day tests. “We have got to keep test cricket alive and moving forward and positive and people coming to the game. And, to me, the way to do that is day-night test cricket. I’m big fan of it. I’m not a big fan of four-day test cricket,” he said.“I’m very much a traditionalist – five days that’s test cricket to me. But if we can bring something new that keeps people coming to the game, then that’s brilliant. Day-night cricket is that, it brings different challenges.”India have traditionally been reluctant to embrace innovation in cricket but after much heel-dragging they finally experienced a day-night test when they faced neighbours Bangladesh in Kolkata last year. The game’s most influential nation have also agreed to play a day-night test in Australia during their tour later this year, having declined Cricket Australia’s offer of a pink ball test during their most recent tour Down Under in 2018/19.Virat Kohli’s men won the test series 2-1 on their last visit but McGrath said Australia will be a different opposition with the return of batting aces Steve Smith and David Warner, who were serving bans due to ball tampering last time.“Australia are playing a pretty good brand of cricket. They’ve got Steve Smith back and David Warner back and both playing well,” said the 50-year-old McGrath. “Having back a batsman like Dave Warner and a quality batsman like Steve Smith, it’s a totally different game.“It’s going to be tougher for India. That’s not to say they can’t perform well. I think it’s going to be a really good series this year.”last_img read more

House Elects New Speaker

first_imgMembers of the House of Representatives have overwhelmingly elected Margibi County District #5 Representative J. Emmanuel Nuquay as the new Speaker of the 53rd Legislature after over three months of in-house wrangling.Speaker Nuquay has replaced Bomi County District #2 Representative J. Alex Tyler Sr.Rep. Nuquay was unanimously elected by ‘white ballot,’ with the attendance of 50 Representatives.The Speaker’s election was based upon the lifting of the Stay Order placed on it on Monday, October 3, by Justice-in-Chambers, Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Youh. The Stay Order was petitioned by Montserrado County District #15 Adolph Lawrence.Justice Youh further declined to issue an alternative Writ of Prohibition against the election, from which the deposed Speaker said he was unconstitutionally removed.It may be recalled that the former Speaker was removed by 49 lawmakers, comparable to two-thirds members, through a resolution amid a major row over his criminal indictment relating to bribery as alleged in the Global Witness Report.The resolution referenced Article 49 of the 1986 Constitution and Rule 9.1 of the House’s Rules and Procedures qualifying the Speaker’s removal on Tuesday, September 27, during the 8th Day Extraordinary Sitting.Article 49 of the Constitution says: “The Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the House” and also Rule 9.1 of the House’s Rules and Procedure states: “The Speaker, Deputy Speaker and other Officers of the House may be removed from office for cause by a resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the House.”Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon, the Chief Administrator of the House of Representatives, served as the Chairman of the Election Body, aided by Sergeant-at-Arms Gen. Martin Johnson.Meanwhile, before Justice Youh’s decision yesterday, another lawmaker, Representative Adolph Lawrence, had raised a similar concern against the holding of the election on grounds that it was unconstitutional.Rep. Lawrence’s lead lawyer, Cllr. Cooper Kruah, had argued that the lawmakers’ action to hold the election contradicted Article 49 of the 1986 Constitution.Article 49 states: “The House of Representative shall elect once every six years a Speaker who shall be the presiding officer of that body, a Deputy Speaker, and such other officers as shall ensure the proper functioning of the House. The Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the House.”Cllr. Kruah in his argument said Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue, who was then next in line, should have been elected as Speaker to complete Tyler’s remaining six years without any election.In counter argument, Cllr. Beyan Howard, who represented the lawmakers pressing for the election, said his clients were not proceeding wrongly to hold the election.Cllr. Howard argued that they acted in line with Rules 10.1 adopted by the House of Representative.Rules 10.1 provides that “When the office of the Speaker shall become vacant by reason of removal, death, resignation, inability or other disabilities the Deputy Speaker shall act as Speaker until a new speaker is elected within Sixty days. And when the Speaker is absent from session, the Deputy Speaker shall act in accordance With Rule 8.1 and 8.2. In the absence of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker such Member of the House as the House may elect for that purpose shall preside. Such member shall be known as ‘Speaker Pro-Tempore.’”Also, article 38 of the 1986 Constitution provides that “Each House shall adopt its own rules of procedure, enforce order and with the concurrence of two-thirds of the entire membership, may expel a member for cause. Each House shall establish its own committees and sub-committees; provided, however, that the committees on revenues and appropriations shall consist of one member from each County. All rules adopted by the Legislature shall conform to the requirements of due process of law laid down in this Constitution.”According to Howard, Rule 47 of the House also provides that “Any member who claimed that their right is violated should subsequently submit a written communication to the Chairman of rules, orders and administration.”Cllr. Howard claimed that Rep. Lawrence failed to take advantage of that provision, but went to the Supreme Court, which was a complete violation of the proceedings at the House.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more