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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

Class of 2018 forward Nate Roberts reportedly commits to Washington

first_imgClass of 2018 forward Nate Roberts committed to Washington Tuesday night, Elevate Hoops reported.The three-star power forward, per 247sports.com, cut his list to Syracuse, Washington and Nebraska on Sept. 20. He currently attends Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy alongside SU commits Brendan Paul and Buddy Boeheim, son of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.Since before Roberts started playing for Team Melo of the Nike EYBL, he had been on Syracuse’s radar, Dwayne Wise, the recruiting coordinator at Team Melo, told The Daily Orange.“Syracuse has been there the whole time,” Wise said.Former Syracuse associate head coach and now-Washington head coach Mike Hopkins had been the original recruiter of Roberts. After his departure for UW, Wise said, SU head coach Jim Boeheim took over the recruitment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberts first came onto Wise’s radar in his sophomore year of high school. Scouts had reached out to Wise after Roberts had “blown up” at an Under Armour circuit camp. So, he recruited him to play for Team Melo.“When I first saw him, I watched him at a high school game,” Wise said. “He appeared to be a little raw, but what I’ve noticed is he has really good skills.”Those skills, Wise, said, is his ability to knock down the mid-range shot and even stretch the floor out to the 3-point line. He also has good ball handling and is an “underrated passer for his size.”Roberts is listed at 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, per 247sports. He is the sixth-best player out of Maryland and 57th ranked power forward in 2018.“One of the things that stood out with him,” Wise said, “was his ability to run the floor as a guard and (he) just happened to grow.”Roberts is the second player to select Washington over Syracuse since Hopkins became the head coach. He joins Hamier Wright, a four-star small forward that reclassified to the Class of 2017. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson scheduled to start this weekend

first_img“I’m excited for Brett,” Roberts said. “It’s been a long road back for him. To get him back, it’s obviously a good thing for us.”McCarthy, meanwhile, threw another bullpen session Thursday in search of the fastball command that deserted him in recent starts. McCarthy walked a career-high five batters in each of his past two starts, failing to complete four innings in either one.McCarthy described his lack of command as feeling “weird” during those starts but said everything “felt very normal this week” while throwing in the bullpen. McCarthy said he made some minor adjustments in his delivery centered on his timing and release point during those bullpen sessions with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.“A lot of it is just getting the natural feel back,” said McCarthy who has made seven starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. “It feels like something has been found. Now it’s just making sure that’s it.”Puig talk Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers will use a couple familiar pieces to assemble their rotation puzzle this time around.After throwing two bullpen sessions this week, right-hander Brandon McCarthy will make his scheduled start on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And left-hander Brett Anderson will return from back surgery to make his 2016 debut on Sunday.With those two veterans available, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said rookie left-hander Julio Urias will move to the bullpen and pitch in a multi-inning role if needed. However, the Dodgers will need to make a roster move to add Anderson on Sunday and could make another when lefty reliever Adam Liberatore (elbow inflammation) is eligible to return Sunday as well.Anderson was pronounced ready to go after pitching 12 innings over three minor-league rehab starts and a bullpen session on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. He has not faced major-league hitters since Game 3 of the Dodgers’ NL Division Series loss to the New York Mets last October.center_img Demoted outfielder Yasiel Puig played his first home game for Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday night. Before the game, he spoke with reporters and answered questions about the move by the Dodgers.“I’m here to become a better player,” Puig said through an interpreter. “That was their decision. I don’t feel like this was a punishment. I feel like this is going to help me grow.“I’m here because I was not doing the right things over there. I’m here to improve myself. I’m here to become a better athlete again. … There’s a reason why I’m here. But I’m going to do my best to become the player that I was.”Puig referred to becoming the player “I was in 2013, 2014” and stuck to his talking points about being focused on “being a better teammate.and a better person.”Puig said the party videos he posted Sunday were a mistake. The Dodgers issued a statement at the time saying they were “disappointed” with the behavior of Puig and his teammates shown on the videos.“I really didn’t know how to use Snapchat,” he said. “I was just playing around with my teammates. I just did something that was wrong.”Then he went out and had three hits — a single, triple and home run — and drove in four runs for the OKC Dodgers Friday. In four games since reporting to the Triple-A team, Puig is 7 for 16 (.438) with four extra-base hits (a double, triple and two home runs) and nine RBIs.“I do want to go back to the major leagues,” Puig said. “That’s my dream and it’s still my dream to go back.“I need to do what my teammates (in Los Angeles) are doing because I’m not there. I don’t feel like I’m on the level that they are so I need to work on that. I want to be a part of the team and be at the same level as my teammates. … I know I’m not a perfect guy. But I want to be a better teammate. That’s what I’m here for.”NotesClayton Kershaw played catch again Friday and is expected to repeat the throwing session Saturday, according to Roberts. The Dodgers’ manager was hesitant to say anything about Kershaw’s progress — or lack of it — in his recovery from a back injury. But Roberts remains optimistic that further progress is “on the horizon.” … Left-hander Rich Hill threw another bullpen session before Friday’s game. He has had starts tentatively scheduled twice only to have them pushed back in order to give his injured finger more time to heal. … Reliever Joe Blanton rejoined the Dodgers Friday and was activated from the bereavement list. Left-hander Luis Avilan was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear a roster spot.last_img read more

PHARMACIST TOM NAMED THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

first_imgA CO Donegal pharmacist has been voted Ireland’s No1 – for his outstanding service to patients.Tom Murray, who runs pharmacies in Ramelton and Castlefin, was nominated by patient Julie Jordan who wrote to judges to tell them about his incredible care.In the introductory speech by John Bowman at the Mansion House in Dublin, Tom’s service to all – whether prince or pauper – was commended. The panel of 12 judges had a large number of nominations but said Tom stood out above the rest. Proud Tom is pictured with his wife Roisin at the awards ceremony. PHARMACIST TOM NAMED THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY was last modified: November 24th, 2013 by John2Share 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:PHARMACIST TOM NAMED THE BEST IN THE COUNTRYTom Murraylast_img read more