Garth wins honorable mention honor

first_imgLamar sports informationFRISCO — Lamar freshman guard Nick Garth has been named 2016 Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference, league officials announced Monday morning.Garth received the honor as the team’s sixth man, coming off the bench in all but six games this season.Garth led the Cardinals, and finished 13th in the Southland Conference averaging better than 13 points per game (13.4 ppg). The Houston native was one of the league’s top freshmen in 2015-16 finishing the year as the league’s second-leading freshmen scorer.One of the more accurate three-point shooters in the conference, Garth finished the season ranked 12th in the league in three-point field-goal percentage (.337) and finished tied for fourth in the Southland knocking down 2.3 triples per contest. He also ended his rookie campaign ranked among the Southland’s top 10 in free throw percentage (.813).Garth became the third player in program history, and just the second freshman, to lead the team in scoring while coming off the bench (Joey Ray in 2000-01 and Keith Veney in 1992-93). He played in 29 games recording just six starts as a freshman. He scored in double figures 22 times, including the first 10 games of his career. Garth hit the 20-point plateau four times, including a career-high 25 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.In addition to his ability to score, Garth was also ranked among the league leaders at getting his teammates involved in the scoring. Pressed into the point guard role at times, Garth also finished among the league leaders averaging better than 2.5 assists per game. Next Uplast_img read more

Arson suspected in Friday morning fire

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Arson suspected in Friday morning fire by: – May 17, 2013 7 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share A house engulfed in flames. This photograph does not represent Friday’s fireFire officials have said arson is suspected in a fire which gutted a house in Windblow, Campbell shortly after 11 o’clock on Friday morning. Leading fireman Wayne Letang said the house in question was not occupied at the time of the fire. The owner of the concrete house Errol Carbon is currently out of state. “We can confirm that the building was totally gutted by fire and its contents, there were no injuries at that scene”.According to Mr Letang, the kitchen which is located about 10 feet from the house was not affected. “On arrival at the scene fire officials met the roof of the building already caved in and information reaching us from a police officer who was already on the scene said when he arrived the building was already on fire,” he said. Fire fighters from the Roseau and St. Joseph stations both responded to the call. Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

QB highlights what to watch during MSU’s bowl practices

first_imgMississippi State quarterback Elijah Staley (left) and Nick Fitzgerald are the favorites to take over for Dak Prescott.Mississippi State quarterback Elijah Staley (left) and Nick Fitzgerald are the favorites to take over for Dak Prescott.STARKVILLE – Mississippi State begins bowl practices on Friday. The Bulldogs will hold nine workouts before breaking for Christmas. They’ll hold six more — including a walk-through — in Charlotte before the season ends in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30.Bowl eligibility often judges the success of a team’s season, but it also supplies two weeks of extra practices.For veteran squads, seniors can sleepwalk through the practices until workouts at the bowl site resume. Mississippi State loses Dak Prescott, its best player, and turns to unproven quarterbacks in 2016. The extra workouts are vital to MSU’s progression heading into spring workouts.The first five practices are open to the public (Dec 11-15). Here are the positions fans will want to focus on. Quarterbacks Two-sport athlete Elijah Staley plans to travel with Mississippi State’s basketball team this weekend for its trip to Kansas City. The quarterback will rejoin the football team to close out bowl practices. He’ll also travel to Charlotte for the game. Immediately following the Belk Bowl, he’ll become a basketball player again.Staley and Nick Fitzgerald are the favorites heading into 2016 to take over for Prescott. Fitzgerald played in seven regular season games, completing 11 of 14 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns. In two games, Staley completed 3 of 5 passes with a touchdown.MSU coach Dan Mullen has already said it will be an open quarterback competition heading into next year. Fitzgerald has the most experience among the freshmen. He arrived on campus early in 2013 and participated in bowl practices. He then experienced spring workouts in 2013. Staley has yet to be healthy during the spring. Last year, a knee injury limited his workouts.Damian Williams has the most game experience of any quarterback expected to return next year. The junior is the only signal caller on the roster that has started a game other than Prescott.Williams redshirted this season, but played in 12 games in his first two seasons on campus. He completed 37 of 70 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns.True freshman Nick Tiano also redshirted this year. Prescott has said Tiano is far ahead of where he was as a true freshman. Cornerback The Bulldogs lose two senior corners in Taveze Calhoun and Will Redmond. Tolando Cleveland got a jumpstart on next year’s competition by starting nine games this season. Cedric Jiles tied a career high, playing in 11 games.The future is bright behind those who saw the field this year. Chris Stamps was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports out of Warren Central. Maurice Smitherman may be just as talented as a three-star recruit.Both redshirted this season, but will see a lot of time during the next three weeks with the first-team defense. Running back A solid running game is a quarterback’s best friend. Without Prescott, the Bulldogs will need one. MSU returns 11 of its top 12 players who carried the ball in 2015. The issue is that Prescott, who led the team with 541 yards rushing, won’t be back.Redshirt freshmen Dontavian Lee and Aeris Williams had success as bruising backs that complemented Brandon Holloway. Lee averaged 6.4 yards per carry, while Williams averaged 4.5 yards.Neither carried the ball more than 37 times this season. The coaching staff said the duo wasn’t ready in all aspects of the running and passing game to demand more carries. Williams and Lee enter their third years in the program in 2016. They should be ready to handle the responsibility that comes with a greater number of carries. Ashton Shumpert will be in his final year with the program in 2016. The former four-star prospect has rushed for 665 yards in his first three years.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

Former Eagles Reproach Gernot Rohr on Team Selection

first_imgFormer Super Eagles players have rebuked Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for inviting FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Adeleye Aniyikaye, who was last in action for his club in June, for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the friendly against Uganda.Friday Ekpo, Adegoke Adelabu and Segun Oguns said Rohr should have opted for a home-based player who had been in action in recent times rather than an inactive defender.Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr called up Aniyikaye for the November 17 qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and the international friendly against the Cranes at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, three days later.The defender’s invitation came after Rohr was condemned for constantly excluding the Nigeria Professional Football League players from his team selection.However, Aniyikaye who has been part of the Eagles Team B, last played a match for his club five months ago. His last for Ifeanyi Ubah was in their NFPL Matchday 23 match against Kwara United in Ilorin in June.If team selection was not an issue outstanding players like left-back Ikouwem Udoh and forward Mfon Udoh who played crucial roles in getting Enyimba to the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup, including Kelvin Itoya, who inspired the come-back win for Enugu Rangers in the final of the Aiteo Cup against Kano Pillars, who have been active for their clubs, should be considered for call-up.Ekpo said, “The best criterion for inviting players to the national team anywhere in the world is their current form. The coach made a mistake in inviting such a player because it will amount to a waste of chance for the others who are active and also in good form.”Adelabu believes that the player’s invitation would reduce the morale of others who have done well but were overlooked by the coach.“As much as we want the home-based players in the Eagles, they should be invited based on their current form. There are players who are active and can challenge the overseas-based ones for starting places in the team – these should be the ones to be invited,” he stated.“Rohr is a coach who doesn’t have a team he trains – so he is not largely to blame. Rather his assistants and scouts, who advise him on the players, should be the ones to educate him on the current form and the last time players were active in their clubs.”Former Eagles goalkeeper Oguns also believes that the coach made a mistake in his decision. “The Super Eagles were once known for their enterprising playing style and flair but this has fast disappeared because the right players have not been invited. Players should be invited on their form and not otherwise.”Gernot Rohr has however not made any comments as regards the statements by the former Eagles.Relatedlast_img read more

Philanthropist and ‘Kangaroo Jack’ co-writer Steve Bing dies by suicide

first_imgPhoto by Mario Tama/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The man behind Kangaroo Jack, Steve Bing, has died by suicide.  He was 55.Deadline confirms that Bing, a philanthropist, screenwriter and producer died Monday in Los Angeles.  The local police and the coroner’s office, while not identifying Bing by name, claim a man matching the 55-year-old’s description jumped to his death off a city apartment building that afternoon.His death is a major loss to the movie industry.Bing’s impact on Hollywood spans over three decades, starting when he inherited a $600 million fortune from his grandfather and dropped out of Stanford when he was 18 to pursue a career in the movie industry.He is credited for writing an episode of Married with Children and creating the story for the 1984 action film Missing in Action. Besides co-writing Kangaroo Jack in 2003, which starred Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’Connell, he invested $80 million into the 2004 Christmas film, The Polar Express.Bing went on to earn numerous movie credits for supporting other documentaries and films — such as the Rolling Stones’s concert documentary Shine a Light along with Rock the Kasbah and Beowulf.  The 55-year-old was also a known political donor, in which he contributed millions to Democratic causes such as environmental protection.  He was also a close friend of former President Bill Clinton, in which he forwarded $10 million of his fortune to the Clinton Foundation.Clinton mourned his friend’s death, tweeting, “He had a big heart, and he was willing to do anything he could for the people and causes he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he’s finally found peace.”According to TMZ, sources say Bing was suffering from depression.(The number for the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.) By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sachau wins Stuart’s Bones Memorial

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 11) – Jake Sachau was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner at Stu­art Speedway’s Bones/Richard Welch Memorial Friday night.Josh Sink and Nelson drew the 1-2 chips to make up the front row. Colton Nelson led early over Sink and Doug Smith.Following a lap four restart it was Nelson, Austin Luellen and Hunter Longnecker at the front with Chase Rudolf and Jake Sachau battling it out for fourth. Sachau took that place on lap 10, then worked Longnecker over for third on lap 15.At this point it appeared Nelson was well on his way to the win but cautions came out on laps 22 and 24, the second yellow setting up a two-lap dash for the cash.Nelson led at the white flag but his car pushed severely and allowed Luellen to get up beside him. Mean­while, Sachau snuck it in on the bottom in turn three as Nelson pushed up the track again.Sachau squared off the corner and beat Nelson to the line to take the win and the $1,000 payday. Nelson finished second with Luellen third, Longnecker fourth and Ethan Braaksma fifth.Jeff James was the IMCA Modified winner and Marcus Fagan was first to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers.Jamie Schirm made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 10 of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock fea­ture and John Gill prevailed in a four-lap dash to the finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.last_img read more