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UWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !!

first_imgUWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !! Share Dec. 27, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Both the men and women will be hosting holiday basketball tournaments on December 29th and 30th. The Women’s Holiday Classic tournament will involve Henderson State, Arkansas Monticello, West Alabama and West Florida. The Women’s games will be at Noon and 2:00 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts playing at 2:00 pm each day. The Men’s tournament is the Comfort Inn-Pensacola Beach Hoop Classic, and will involve Fayetteville State, Missouri – St. Louis, Ouachita Baptist, and West Florida. The Men’s games will be at 4:30 and 6:30 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts tipping off in the 6:30pm game each day.The women’s tournament features a West vs. East Gulf South Conference cross-over. On Saturday, Arkansas Monticello will play West Alabama at Noon, and then West Florida will host Henderson State at 2:00 pm. Arkansas Monticello and Henderson State represent the West Division of the Gulf South Conference, while West Florida and West Alabama represent the East Division. Arkansas Monticello comes into the tournament with a 6-4 record, while West Alabama is currently 3-6. The 2:00 pm game features a 5-4 Henderson State team vs. the 5-6 Argonauts. On Sunday, West Alabama will tip off vs. Henderson State, while the Argos will battle with Arkansas Monticello.The UWF women have lost three consecutive games, and have not played a home game since November 27th, when they defeated Albany State 75-65. The last five games were played on the road, and the Argos won the first two, but then lost to Loyola, St. Leo, and Tampa before the Christmas break. West Florida is led in scoring by freshman Chelsea Patterson at 12.5 points per game. Sophomore Dominique Boykins is averaging 10.2 points per game, and shooting 51% from the field. Senior Tara Russ leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 per contest, while sophomore Point Guard Amy Drake is dishing out 4.2 assists per game. Despite shooting less than 35% in the previous two losses, the Argos are shooting 40% from the field for the season.The West Florida women will take on two teams that rank first and third in the GSC in three-point shooting. Arkansas Monticello makes 10 three pointers per game and connects on 38% of their long range shots, while Henderson State is shooting 36% from three point land. Arkansas Monticello is led by Andrea Dubose at 14.8 points per game, while Kristi Martin is scoring 12.1 points per game. Henderson State is lead by Chanlee Bottoms and Jazmine Ellis, who are both scoring 12.3 points per game.UWF Holiday Classic (Women’s Tournament):Dec 29:Noon: Arkansas Monticello vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Henderson StateDec 30:Noon:Henderson State vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Arkansas Monticello Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Norwich vow to keep senior stars

first_imgNorwich chief executive David McNally insists the club have not received any transfer requests following claims that Wes Hoolahan is seeking a move to Aston Villa. Press Association Despite newspaper reports claiming that Hoolahan has asked for a transfer, McNally insists no player has lodged a formal request to leave. He told the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk: “The club’s focus is on improving the squad during this transfer window. “As we have always said, no players will be sold against our will. “We have received no transfer requests this season and have no intention of releasing any of our senior players. “Our focus this January, as with every transfer window, is very much on improving the squad.” Forward Luciano Becchio is another player who is understood to be keen for a fresh start away from Carrow Road, with former club Leeds one potential destination while Sky Bet Championship rivals Blackburn and Derby are also said to be monitoring the situation. Hughton is, however, keen to further bolster his squad, with out-of-favour Everton defender John Heitinga one reported target after a potential move to West Ham fell through. Norwich head to Merseyside on Saturday looking to maintain safe distance between themselves and the bottom three. Key to the Canaries’ hopes of avoiding being dragged into a battle for survival over the second half of what has been a stop-start campaign could be the return of club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel from a toe injury. The Dutch forward completed his first full match in three months during the 1-1 FA Cup third-round draw against Fulham and could now link up with Gary Hooper to give the Norwich attack a fresh impetus after seeing a couple of goal-bound efforts saved. “It didn’t happen for him in front of goal (against Fulham) and maybe there were one or two occasions when he could have got across the keeper, but it was really important for him to get 90 minutes under his belt,” said Hughton. “We know he has missed some three months, which is a fair time to be out and it is disappointing for him after such a good start with a fine goal on the first day.” Norwich head to Goodison Park in 15th place on 20 points, a lower total than at the same stage last season. Centre-back Ryan Bennett, though, is confident Hughton’s squad – boosted by some £20million-plus summer investment – have what it takes to stay clear of trouble ahead of what will be a testing run-in against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. “We had a few more points this time last year and I think our form from January until the end of last season wasn’t great – and we know that. But we have got games coming up now every month that we can win, and that’s something we’re going to have to do to stay in the league,” Bennett said, quoted in the Norwich Evening News. “I think everyone in the dressing room is in a positive mood and we can easily do it. You have got to be positive in every game. “Obviously Everton have been in good form this year, they have only lost two games so it will be a hard place to go to, but hopefully we can go there and put in a positive and good performance, like we did against Fulham on Saturday, and beat them.” Midfielder Leroy Fer will be available again following his one-match suspension, while Jonny Howson could make a welcome return having been sidelined since December 15 with a back problem. The Irish playmaker has seen his first-team opportunities limited under manager Chris Hughton, who took charge at Carrow Road following Paul Lambert’s departure in the summer of 2012. Hoolahan was a key member of Lambert’s squad which secured back-to-back promotions from League One to the Barclays Premier League, and there had been reports Lambert was keen to bring the 31-year-old to Villa Park in a bid to rejuvenate his team’s season. last_img read more

Three DEFY Swimmers Headed for National Meet

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) ELLSWORTH — Three swimmers from the Down East Family YMCA swim team will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next week to compete in the YMCA Short Course National Championships.Brian Batson, Chelsey Curran and Cecelia McEachern all earned their way into the competition by meeting qualifying times set by the YMCA. The meet pits the best YMCA swimmers in the nation against each other.This will be the third such event for Batson, who has qualified for seven events, a record for a DEFY swimmer.Curran and McEachern will be the first female swimmers representing the Dolphins at the national meet.This is also the first year that the Dolphins have qualified more than two swimmers for the meet.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Syracuse’s Bryce Holmgren is getting on base partially thanks to 12 hit by pitches

first_imgWhen Bryce Holmgren was hit by a Jessica Dreswick fastball earlier this season against Boston College, there was no fanfare, no display of pain or anguish.She tossed her bat toward Syracuse’s home dugout, spun on her heel and jogged to first base. It was nothing new for the Roland, Iowa, native, who leads the team with 12 hit by pitches.Holmgren paces Syracuse (18-17, 4-10 Atlantic Coast) in nearly every offensive category — first in hits (43), batting average (.434) and runs batted in (25) — and is the only player on the Orange to total more walks (20) than strikeouts (15). Part of the reason she is so adept at getting on base, Holmgren said, has been her patience in the batter’s box. It’s also led to her hit-by-pitch habit.“I try not to lean in, but also it just kind of happens,” Holmgren said. “Things in softball just happen so fast, you don’t really think too much about it. I just try to let it hit me.”After leading the team in hit by pitches last season with 11, Holmgren wasted no time in grabbing the team-lead this year, too. After getting plunked in six of the first nine games of the season, Holmgren started the year on base a lot, whether it was by choice or not.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGetting hit by pitches is a relatively new trend for Holmgren, who said that she didn’t get hit a lot when she was younger. Even at Western Kentucky as a freshman in 2016, Holmgren was hit three times in 45 games. Only when she arrived at Syracuse did she start to get hit more. With 23 hit by pitches in 85 career games at SU, she’s developed a knack for reaching base unconventionally.Holmgren believes that her tendency to get hit stems from a few factors. As a left-handed batter, she said her right elbow at times hangs close to or over the plate when she’s in the box. Like Dreswick, most pitchers are right-handed. Holmgren often faces pitches on the inner-half of the plate to crowd her and sometimes pitchers lose control. Holmgren’s willingness to “take one for the team” is another factor that sets her apart in her propensity to get hit.“I wouldn’t consider it unlucky, I would consider it lucky,” head coach Mike Bosch said. “Honestly, we just want to get on base any way.”Holmgren’s consistency in reaching base was clear earlier this season when she broke the program record for consecutive games reaching base. Holmgren’s streak of 46 broke the previous record of 32 and has since ended, but the WKU-transfer has already begun a new one, reaching base in eight-consecutive games.Teammate Alicia Hansen has played 138 games for the Orange but has been hit by a pitch just once in her career. The reason, Hansen said, is because she’s “more inclined” than her teammates to move out of the way of pitches.“Bryce will stick her arm out for it,” Hansen said. “It’s funny, because sometimes she’ll get hit and the umpire will call her back, and then she’ll get a hit, and the joke’s on you. You should want her to just get walked because you might be giving up extra bases if you pull her back.”With the Syracuse offense struggling to find consistent sources of power and contact hitting alike, Holmgren has been the lone source of consistency throughout the season. Her batting average has dipped slightly since beginning the year, but her on-base percentage still leads the conference.Holmgren has remained steady getting on base all season long, even if it’s not in the most conventional way.“One of our mottos is ‘find a way,’ so if you’re up, find a way on,” Hansen said. “No matter whether you bunt, get hit by a pitch, dropped third strike … taking one for the team sure, because it’s a baserunner that could mean a lot.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 10, 2018 at 7:43 am Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more