Lamar’s Chapelet Named February Golfer of the Month

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Elodie Chapelet is the Southland Conference February Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by MidSouth Bank.Chapelet concluded her play in February with an impressive 71.6 stroke average. She tied for 13th at the Texas State Invite in San Marcos, Texas (Feb. 11-12) and tied for second overall at the Grand Canyon University Invitational in Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 23-24). The Souraide, France native played a total of six rounds, registering a career-low 67 over her final 18 holes of the month.February Golfer of the Month: Elodie Chapelet – RSr. – Souraide, France The senior earned her third top-five finish of the season at the Grand Canyon University Invite, while helping the Cardinals to a season-best second-place team finish. Chapelet shot three rounds at or under par for February and now has eight rounds at par or below for the season. After shooting a career-low 67 in her final round of the Grand Canyon University Invite. Her final score of 212 at that same event is her lowest 54-hole tournament score of 2018-2019 season.Honorable Mention: Autumn Bynum, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kaity Cummings, Houston Baptist; Alexandra Batista, Stephen F. Austin. Southland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Hamilton, Gerlach Take Week Four Cross Country Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Jaron Hamilton and Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hamilton led the Bears at the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., hosted by Indiana State this past weekend. The junior completed the 8k event with a 25:46.2, finishing in 61st place overall. Hamilton’s performance pushed Central Arkansas to a 10th-place team finish in a field packed with five of the nation’s top-25 programs. Hamilton and his UCA squad will now turn their attention to the Chili Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., on Oct. 5.  Gerlach took seventh-place honors at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas, over the weekend with a 18:49.1 finish at the 5k event. Up next, Gerlach and the Abilene Christian squad will also be competing at the Chili Pepper Festival on Oct. 5.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Jaron Hamilton, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Grand Prairie, TexasHamilton led UCA with a personal-best time of 25:46.2, while placing 61st out of a field of 268 runners. The Grand Prairie, Texas, native produced a 5:11 average-mile pace to lead the Bears to a 10th-place team finish. The 21-team field featured three-time defending national champion No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 5 Iowa State, No. 6 Stanford, No. 18 Indiana and No. 19 Purdue.Honorable Mention: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian; Alex Soileau, New Orleans.Women’s Athlete of the Week: Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Gakona, AlaskaGerlach led the Wildcats for the second consecutive meet, claiming seven points and seventh-place honors following her 18:49.1 finishing time at the Texas Tech Open over the weekend. The junior led Abilene Christian to a third-place team finish out of an 11-team field in the 5k race on Saturday.Honorable Mention: Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Brianna Lucas, New Orleans.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


first_imgYESTERDAYONCEMORE & CROUGHAVOUKE HEAD SUNDAY’S $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)–A convincing one length winner of Del Mar’s one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf on Sept. 2, Irish-bred Yesterdayoncemore will hope to validate that score as she heads Sunday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf.  Off at 11-1 in her U.S. debut, she’ll again face fellow Irish-bred Croughavouke, who rates second billing in what will be her second stateside start.YESTERDAYONCEMOREOwner:  DP Racing LLC, Mrs. Paul Shanahan & Mrs. M.V. MagnierTrainer:  James StackWinless in five starts, three of them versus males, in her native Ireland, Yesterdayoncemore was off at 11-1 at Del Mar, but there appeared to be nothing fluckish about the way she won with Victor Espinoza aboard.  Breaking from post position eight in a field of 11, she overcame repeated traffic trouble in the run up the backside and appeared to have plenty in reserve at the wire.CROUGHAVOUKEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA maiden winner versus males going six furlongs on soft turf two starts back on July 7 in Ireland, Croughavouke was off at 5-1 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar.  Well back early, she made a solid run and while she never challenged Yesterdayoncemore, she did gallop out in front around the Club House turn, suggesting she’s got plenty of upside in what will be her fourth career start.MIND OUTOwner:  Gainesway Stable, LNJ Foxwoods & Andrew RosenTrainer:  Simon CallaghanSpot-on in her five furlong turf debut on Aug. 21 at Del Mar, this Kentucky-bred filly by Tapit was off very slowly and was last after the first quarter mile, but was handled confidently as the 8-5 favorite by Flavien Prat.  Wheeled five or six wide turning for home, she exhibited a lengthy stride befitting her  $850,000 price tag as a Fasig Tipton August Yearling and the added distance of the Surfer Girl will no doubt be to her liking.THE $100,000 SURFER GIRL WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 8 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTCholula Lips–Rafael Bejarano–120Smiling Shirlee–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Warren’s Showtime–Jorge Velez–122Yesterdayoncemore–Victor Espinoza–124Mind Out–Flavien Prat–120Applecross–Abel Cedillo–120Croughavouke–Drayden Van Dyke–120Savvy Gal–Aaron Gryder–122Éclair–Evin Roman–120First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, BAST, WINNER: “The outside post gives you the option of being able to read the pace.  When we got near the quarter pole, the other two were going easy, so I had to get after her.  She was shortening up out of a route, but she kicked it in.“There was a concern, Bob said the horses were running a big race so I really had to get after her but she showed her class today. I’m very lucky to be in the position I’m in right now. I’m blessed, I am grateful.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, BAST, WINNER: “Bast looked like she was in trouble at the (five sixteenths pole)…I heard Frank (Mirahmadi) say she was coming under pressure and the other ones (Authentic and Golden Principal) were looking good.  She came out of the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies, third going 1 1/16 miles) well.  She’s a picture of health and that’s why we ran her today.“You hate to run three in a race like that but it’s a graded race and its $200,000. I want to give all my clients a chance at it. I’ve gone sort of easy on her for this race. Those are two really good fillies that she was chasing there, as you can tell by the way they were spread out.  They showed up, they ran well so here we are.“She was doing really well, she looks great and I just hate training them too long they could get hurt in the mornings. As long as they are doing well and you enter them, the more races you get into ’em it is better for them. Especially those other two, there was no race for them, so I think they are going to get a lot out of it. They’ll move way up from this. Bast I can just freshen her up.”NOTES: The winning owner is Baoma Corp. Baffert also sent out Auberge for place and Golden Principal for show.last_img read more

Young Everton fans left distraught by Andre Gomes’ horror ankle injury

first_imgTWO young Everton fans were left visibly distraught after witnessing at close quarters Andre Gomes’ horror ankle injury.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to hospital when a collision with Spurs’ Son Heung-min left him with a fractured and dislocated ankle.4 The two young Everton fans were left in shock after witnessing Gomes’ ankle breakCredit: Sky Sports4 The fans were clearly stunned too with many turning away in horror4 Players from both sides were shocked by the sickening blow, with Son reduced to tears and Aurier taken offSon was inconsolable when he realised the magnitude of the impact and team-mate Serge Aurier was subbed off while clearly in shock.But the devastation was not confined to the players.Television footage showed two young Toffees supporters in the front row covering their mouths in horror.Another next to them screamed when she saw the position Gomes’ foot was in as medics rushed on to help.And a fourth covered her eyes because she simply could not look, while several young lads behind them had to turn away from the sickening scenes.Son broke down in tears on the pitch and has been targeted with sick abuse from trolls in the wake of the incident. In between a flurry of comments wishing him well and telling him it was not his fault, one user wrote: “You have destroyed Andre’s career. You do not deserve to play football anymore butcher, killer.”Gomes had surgery on his ankle today and it is said to have gone “extremely well” – although it is unlikely any of his Everton team-mates will be able to visit him due the painkillers he will have to take.Son was initially going to be given a yellow for his challenge before referee Martin Atkinson changed it to a red.It is believed that Spurs are going to go ahead with appealing the red.The Premier League released a statement explaining why Son was sent off.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Cenk Tosun described the pain of seeing Gomes in such a state.4latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitHe said: “Everybody is so sad inside.”Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock. His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm.”We couldn’t understand him. He was the one who had got the injury.”Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle last_img read more

Spurs hero ballboy Callum says Jose’s high-five ‘made my life’

first_imgSPURS’ hero ball boy has admitted his contribution to their crucial equaliser has made him for life — more so than the maths exam he has been studying for.Quick-witted Callum Hynes, 15, was hailed by Jose Mourinho for having a sharp understanding of the game.4 Teenager Callum Hynes quickly threw a replacement ball to Lucas Moura who set up Harry Kane for a huge equaliser for TottenhamHe quickly tossed a ball to Serge Aurier, who then catapulted a long throw-in to Lucas Moura.Moura then squared the ball into the box for Harry Kane, who bagged a crucial equaliser and provided the platform for Spurs to go on and beat Olympiakos 4-2.Ecstatic new boss Mourinho raced over and high-fived the baseball-capped teenager.After the game the Portuguese asked where the lad was, but he was already on the way home to Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, to get ready for a maths exam on Wednesday.Hynes told Tottenham Hotspur’s website: “Jose didn’t have to do that. It was really nice of him to come over to me. It’s made my day, my life, really!”I love Spurs and it was an amazing moment I’ll never forget.”For most 15-year-old kids, the thought of playing with their footballing heroes in a big Champions League tie is the stuff of fairytale.But being a ballboy with such a huge contribution is surely a close second — even if he missed the goal itself, because he was retrieving the ball.Callum added: “It’s all a bit surreal. I was just doing my job and I still can’t quite believe what happened.”I didn’t even see the goal!”I was busy getting the ball that had come off (after Masouras tackled Serge) and then I heard the cheer.To do that you have to be a very good ballboy. I was, between 10 and 15, 16-years-old, a very good ballboy. He is a very good ballboy, understands the game, reads the game.Jose Mourinho”I turned around and Harry was celebrating.”I looked at the replay on the screen and watched exactly what happened. You can see from my smile it was just unbelievable.”Proud mum Keeley and dad Matthew are both Spurs fans and were watching from the stands while Callum has been a ballboy for six seasons, at the old White Hart Lane, Wembley and now the shiny new Tottenham Stadium.4MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsShe said: “We were in the stadium and saw Jose go over to Callum.”We just thought it was going to be a high-five and didn’t expect any more than that but then both of our phones started pinging!”The smile on Callum’s face! It was such a lovely thing that Jose did to say thanks like that.”4 Jose Mourinho raced over to high five Callum Hynes after Harry Kane’s goalCredit: PA:Press Association4 Young Callum has admitted he is made for life after his quick thinking helped Spurs qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions LeagueCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltdlast_img read more

Eels admit their heads weren’t in the game

first_imgLooking to become the first Parramatta team to win their first three games of the season in almost 25 years, the Eels shot out of the blocks to lead by 12 points after just 17 minutes yet could only add a solitary penalty goal to their score over the next 63 minutes of the game.With 19 uses of the football in the second half the Eels only got to the sixth tackle on five occasions and at one point made errors in four consecutive sets to invite the Titans back into the game.It was a far cry from the team that had completed at 81 per cent over the first two rounds of the Telstra Premiership and Mannah was in no doubt that they had squandered a golden opportunity to win their third game on the trot.”Taking nothing away from Gold Coast, they kept turning up and we knew they would but I really see that tonight as a lost opportunity,” Mannah said.”I don’t know if it was complacency but our attitude should have been a lot better compared to what it was last two weeks. I thought it was a bit low.”The simple errors showed that our heads probably weren’t where they should have been.”We don’t usually do those kind of errors and there were too many tonight and it’s not really acceptable from our standards.”A lot of them were simple fundamental errors that aren’t really us. There were a lot of things tonight that we take pride in not doing.”We’re disappointed in some of the things we come up with tonight but we’re not going to panic too much.”We’ve got a big game against the premiers next week and we’ve got to make sure we turn up with a better attitude.”With no Corey Norman due to a hamstring injury five-eighth Clint Gutherson took control of his team – and the game – for the opening 20 minutes and looked like he would orchestrate a big Eels win.But the run of errors gave the home side the momentum which they were good enough to turn into points and left Eels coach Brad Arthur wondering where his team from the opening fortnight had gone.”The first 15-20 minutes we played like we have been for the first two weeks,” Arthur said. “We were completing and playing high possession and good field position but then some silly attention to detail errors started to creep in and on the back of errors there were penalties.”For the next 60 minutes we didn’t build any pressure which is something that we have been pretty happy with for the first two weeks.”You don’t give your halves any opportunities if you’re turning the ball over. We gave them back-to-back sets and especially that last 20 minutes of the first half they had four or five sets in a row and that’s what we’ve been doing to opposition the last two weeks, strangling them.”And they did it to us so they gave us a lesson in completing and playing a nice disciplined game.”Hooker Kaysa Pritchard was forced from the field 18 minutes from full-time with an ankle injury that Arthur said was “quite swollen” after the game.last_img read more

New Caledonia women dominate Day 3 swimming

first_imgFast swimmer Lara Grangeon set another new record in the 400m freestyle of 4:20:40 sec,  taking out gold.The previous record was 4:28:32 sec that was also set by Lara. This was the 19th record set in this Pacific Games.Charlotte Robin got the bronze in the 400m freestyle after clocking in at 4:41:97 sec behind silver medalist Matelita Buadromo of Fiji.Another Games record of 1:03:50 sec in the 100m backstroke was broken by Emma Terebo of New Caledonia. Emma set a new record of 1:02:60 in this event to win gold.Suzanne Afchain clocked in at 1:08:45 sec behind Emma to win silver for New Caledonia while Cheyenne Rova took out bronze for Fiji clocking a time of 1:08:59 sec.last_img read more

Ipatas Cup league kicks off in Lae

first_imgAfter much delay in getting the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup (CCIC) started towards the end of last year, it was finally got off the ground with the Chimbu Leg of the competition played in Lae over the weekend.Chief Executive Officer Timothy Lepa said the Chimbu game was stage in Lae because the playing field in Kundiawa was in bad shape as well as other issues.He said they had in the past encountered many issues which had disrupted the competition in the past.”We have all agreed to move the games to Lae because the Kundiawa Dickson Oval is not good for playing.”Also, there were issues relating to other the games and we didn’t complete the matches properly.”Lae is a natural area so the participating teams agreed to move to Lae,” he said yesterday.CCIC official Toksy Mona Clyde said they had eight teams taking part in a round-robin competition starting on Friday and ending on Sunday.He said these teams were drawn in two pools and the winners of both pools were given a gold pass each.He explained that normally the overall winner is issued with such a pass. But for Chimbu, it was special because they had to travel all the way to Lae at their own expense for the games.The CCIC is one of the biggest off – season competition that has identified many potential players who have never been exposed to organised or formal competitions.The initial idea of the competition started in Enga Province by its Governor Peter Ipatas (Sir now).After successfully staging the first couple of games, they extend the competition to other Highlands Provinces and eventually, the country.Drink giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has been a loyal sponsor since the beginning and remain so over the past decade.last_img read more

Dwellers to hold dedication service

first_imgThe planned dedication service will commence soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae this afternoon around 4pm.The team has defended their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer competition in the country.Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and team’s spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to church for the service.Lae City Dwellers, a Papua Compound-based NSL team, apart from the game of soccer, commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their life and game.And since they entered the competition two years ago, they have put God first.”We thank God for the guidance as He is the source of our lives and games. The church dedication is about thanking God for our victory.”We have gone through many uncomfortable journeys in our personal lives and our games but we are so thankful for the guidance and comfort we see in Him,” coach Gunemba said.last_img read more