Three Southland Bowling Teams Headed to St. Louis for NCAA Championship

first_imgNCAA Bracket | NCAA Championship RecordsST. LOUIS – The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee announced today the ten teams vying for the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship. The Southland Bowling League earned three of those spots, including Arkansas State, Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State. Six of the teams in the field have been granted automatic qualification, with the remaining teams being selected at-large. Four teams will compete in opening-round play-in matches to finalize the eight-team bracket. The championship matches will be played April 12-14 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Mo., hosted by University of Central Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission. Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State earned the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively, and face each other in the first round. The Commodores are making their league-best 13th straight NCAA postseason appearance, second in the nation only to Nebraska. The Bearkats are appearing in their sixth consecutive and seventh overall NCAA tournament. The seeded field includes the following teams: All first-round matches are set for 9 a.m. CT starts on April 12 and will be streamed live via NCAA.com. The play-in matches will take place April 6, which include Lincoln Memorial hosting Texas Southern and Saint Francis (Pa.) hosting Bowie State. The championship final will air live at 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 14 on ESPNU and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 on ESPN2.center_img Teams will be seeded and placed into the bracket, with two spots being determined after the completion of the play-in matches. Southland Bowling League champion Arkansas State earned an automatic bid and the No. 3 seed after sweeping Stephen F. Austin in Dallas for the 2018 title Sunday. The Red Wolves are appearing in their 11th-straight National Collegiate Bowling Championship and are set to face No. 6 North Carolina A&T in the first round. The championship bracket is double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats – baker total pinfall, five-person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play. Nebraska McKendree Arkansas State Vanderbilt Sam Houston State North Carolina A&T Saint Francis (Pa.) Lincoln Memorial Bowie State Texas Southern McKendree won its first National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in 2017 at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, La., defeating Nebraska. Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State both advanced to the semifinals last year. The Commodores fell to Nebraska 4.5-2.5 while the Bearkats bowed out to McKendree 4-3. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play.last_img read more

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Boas: More career awareness needed national athletes

first_imgAfter attending an Athlete Career Education course this week, Boas strongly recommends the course be pumped out to national athletes in other codes as well in the country.The course was co-hosted by High Performance – PNG Sports Foundation, Cricket PNG and International Cricket Council,“This is a very good course and would have been great if all other national athletes from other codes attended.“Like most of us playing at the national level, we are bound to lose our form one day.“One day we might not play to the level expected of us by the management or in the code.“This awareness that I attended is very vital for our personal lives as well as we have a life after sport,” said Boas.Boas said as national icons in the country at the moment, athletes cannot go back to the village and act as ordinary people.He said they need to make something of their lives now while they are still active and young.Boas recommended that such career awareness programs be carried out in the villages because most athletes in the country today come from a rural setting where they depend on sports to get them somewhere in life when the education systems fails them. Course speaker and former New Zealand and Sri Lankan cricketer, Sanj Silva explained to Boas the explanation that national athletes to need find an interest in life while playing sports so that they have something to fall back on when they leave sport.Silva added that athletes leave sport for three main reasons either through a drop in form, retirement or injury, but it is mostly because of injury and form.Silva is currently the National Personal Development Manager for New Zealand’s national sporting teams including the All Blacks.He was here in the country to talk on career opportunities for Athletes after sports.last_img read more

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TOTAL Liberia Gives Back to Communities

first_imgAs part of its corporate responsibility (CSR), TOTAL Liberia Inc. has made several donations to institutions in Monrovia. The management of TOTAL, Inc. recently visited the Missionaries of Charity and donated food items to the residents at that facility.The team also visited the Redemption Hospital and the Clara Town Health Centre where they donated mattresses to be used by patients at these facilities. The gesture was highly welcomed and appreciated by the recipients who expressed joy as they received the items. TOTAL also extended a hand of operational gesture to the Liberia National Police (LNP), where they gave One Thousand Fifty (1,050) gallons of petroleum products on personalized TOM Cards.Receiving the cards, LNP Deputy Director of Operations, Col. Abraham Kromah commended TOTAL for identifying with the Police through the provision of petroleum products. It can be recalled, in 2012, Total Liberia made similar donation to the LNP during the Christmas season to help with police patrol operations.In its bid to continue fostering community relationships and engagement, the company plans to unveil series of tangible and meaningful programs aimed at recognizing and challenging the youths while at the same time enlivening the various communities in which it operates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man United transfer claim: Robben and Sneijder will NOT follow Van Gaal to Old Trafford

first_imgManchester United fans can forget about signing Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder this summer, according to Bolo Zenden.The Dutch duo are being tipped to follow Louis van Gaal to Old Trafford having thrived under the 62-year-old during his spell as Netherlands boss, which ended after the World Cup semi-final defeat to Argentina.But asked on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast if he expects to see the attacking pair move to Manchester United, former Oranje star Zenden said: “No, I don’t see that happening.“I’m sure he will bring in some players but I’m not sure he will bring any players in from this [Netherlands] group.”last_img

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Juventus join race for Arsenal and Man City target

first_imgJuventus are the latest side to enter the race to sign Arsenal and Manchester City interest Paulo Dybala.The Palermo forward has been hailed as the ‘new Lionel Messi’ by Palmero owner Maurizio Zamparini, who has put a price tag of £35m on his prized asset.Zamparini is happy to open the auction in the summer and he expects a bidding war between the likes of City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.Juventus have now entered the equation and they are on course for their fourth consecutive Serie A title so would be an exciting prospect for Dybala, especially with talents like Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal already in the side.Dybala has hit 12 goals in 25 league matches so far this season, almost guaranteeing his side safety single handedly. Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo 1last_img read more

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Bristol City land Ben Gladwin on loan from fellow Championship side QPR

first_img1 QPR outcast Ben Gladwin has joined Bristol City on loan for 93 days.The talented midfielder, who was signed from Swindon Town in the summer, has managed just two Championship appearances for the west London club.The 23-year-old rejoined his former club Swindon on loan in October and played 13 times in League One, scoring twice.Swindon had hoped to sign him again during this window but now he has agreed a deal with their west Country rivals Bristol City, who are hoping Gladwin can help drag them away from relegation trouble.City are currently third bottom of the Championship, seven points clear of rock-bottom Bolton, and will be able to call upon Gladwin for all of their remaining league games – except the one against his parent club QPR on the final day of the season. Ben Gladwin last_img read more

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Liverpool and Manchester City told ‘hands off’ in chase to sign teen wonderkid

first_img Kasper Dolberg is considered one of the brightest talents in European football 1 Ajax have told Liverpool and Manchester City to forget about signing teen star Kasper Dolberg this summer.The 19-year-old has been one of the best players in the Netherlands this season, having recorded 15 league goals as well as six assists.The striker is attracting plenty of interest due to his performances and he has been compared to Marco van Basten and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Liverpool and Manchester City have scouted Dolberg on several occasions, as have Italian champions Juventus and German giants Bayern Munich.Ajax however – according to Tutto Mercato – have now informed all interested clubs the Denmark international will not be leaving this summer.The Dutch side believe that, given Dolberg’s age, he would be wise to continue his development in the Eredivisie for a few more years before leaving.As a result, Ajax will not sanction any sale this summer and any bids will be rejected instantly.last_img read more

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FINN HARPS U19S HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DEFEAT

first_imgSOCCER: Finn Harps were defeated by Sligo Rovers last Friday night at the Sligo Showgrounds – and this week they’ll be hoping to bounce back.Sligo Rovers started the game very strongly with Harps not knowing what hit them, Liam Flatley scored with only 3 minutes into the game, and he then struck again on the 7th minute to give Sligo a two nil lead. Finn Harps were getting back into the game – but hit with a hammer blow when Sligo hit on the counter-attack and scored after a lovely strike by Gary Armstorng in the 35th minute.Harps started well in the second half getting a goal through Kealan McDermott. However they could not break down Sligo’s very strong defence.This was Harps first deafeat in the League of Ireland U19 series.Having won FIVE of their previous games. Although Finn Harps have already won against Letterkenny Rovers – they will have a tough game.Harps will be hoping to bounce back from this defeat and play in there local derby against Letterkenny Rovers.The game is too be played at 2pm in Leckview tomorrow afternoon.FINN HARPS U19S HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DEFEAT was last modified: October 16th, 2015 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:Finn Harps FCsoccerSportU19slast_img read more

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Another sensational sunny weekend ahead for Donegal

first_imgThere’ll be no let up to the good weather this coming week as hot, dry and sunny conditions prevail. It’s time to make plans for festival trips, BBQs and beach days as Donegal enjoys another blissful sunny weekend.Temperatures will reach the high 20s, maximum 28C, and there will be a fresher feel in the air with a light wind. This means that Ballyliffin will be looking its best in more sunshine during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.Forecasters say the warm spell is set to last as far their systems can measure. At least ten days of more hot weather is in store and there is no sign of temperatures cooling down.However, drought conditions are continuing to cause problems. The Status Yellow drought warning is in place until 11th July and Irish Water are urging customers to converse water in any way possible.A National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban will be in place from 8am on Friday, 6 July until midnight on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. The order has been issued due to the continued drought conditions and to help protect water supplies now and over the coming months. Met Éireann has advised that there has been little or no rain over the last 30 days and predictions show no significant rainfall is likely for at least a further week, meaning deepening drought conditions. High levels of sunlight means significant evaporation levels on water sources. The average soil moisture deficit is currently 60mm nationally.Under the Water Conservation Order the prohibited uses are as follows: Use of water drawn through a hosepipe or similar apparatus for the purpose of –watering a gardencleaning a private motor-vehicle using a domestic hosepipecleaning a private leisure boatfilling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool (except when using hand held containers filled directly from a tap)filling or maintaining a domestic pond (excluding fish ponds)filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain (with the exception of such use for commercial purposes)filling or replenishing an artificial pond, lake or similar applicationThis prohibition will apply from 8am on Friday, 6 July 2018 until midnight 31 July 2018. The Irish Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) does not apply to private wells or private group water schemes. Another sensational sunny weekend ahead for Donegal was last modified: July 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish WaterMet Eireannweatherlast_img read more

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AU woos African Diaspora

first_img26 May 2003Over 50 African foreign ministers met in Sun City outside Rustenburg last week to discuss, among other things, ways of including the African Diaspora in the activities of the African Union (AU).The ministers, who constitute the AU’s executive council, the second most powerful organ of the organisation, discussed ways of getting Africans from developed countries such as the US, UK, Germany and France, as well as from developing countries like Brazil, to play a role in the continent’s socio-economic plan, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).South African President Thabo Mbeki, the AU’s chairman, told the assembled ministers that “there are so many of our own, all over the world, who are enthusiastic and willing to make their contribution to the regeneration of their mother continent. This they want to do because their roots run very deep into the African soil.”South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the delegates would not prescribe a uniform role for the diaspora. “The Africans in the Diaspora are in a different situation . some may want to utilise their skills in the development of the continent, and some may want to contribute to Nepad.“Others can mobilise in the countries where they are for co-operation . solidarity, support and investment,’ Dlamini-Zuma said, adding that Africans living at home and abroad needed each other to help in developing the continent.Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane said co-operation between African scientists and his department had already started producing results. “We have already created an information databank with the linkages with all these people,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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