College notes: Pepperdine golfers think title

first_img Pepperdine already has been ranked No. 1 for a spell this season, and coach Laurie Gibbs, in her 13th year in charge, has a deep, talented group that figures to contend with the likes of defending champion Duke and preseason No. 1 UCLA for the NCAA hardware. “We were right there – we know how difficult it is to win a national championship,” said Gibbs, whose teams finished second in 2003 and fourth after leading following the second round last spring. “I call it the ‘X factor.’ You can have everyone playing great, and things don’t go your way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Things have gone the Waves’ way this fall, with triumphs last month at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., and last week at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. Junior Eileen Vargas was medalist at the McGuire, and three golfers finished among the top five last week. Vargas, ranked sixth in the country by Golfweek, was an honorable mention All-American last year, and she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open and won the Los Angeles City Women’s Championship last summer. Two-time All-American Carolina Llano, like Vargas a Colombian, tied for second at the McGuire and is ranked ninth. Australian Leanne Bowditch, ranked 48th, used a superb short game for a third-place finish at the Ihlanfeldt. The Waves will take on the nation’s other top programs – Duke and UCLA included – at the Stanford Intercollegiate this weekend. Also: Slovakian Olympian Juraj Zatovic scored four goals to lead USC’s past host Cal 9-8 in the final of the NorCal Open, one of two big events on the college men’s water polo calendar. The Trojans (13-1) also won the SoCal tournament, the other regular-season highlight. … Pepperdine held top-ranked Portland to a 1-1 tie in women’s soccer, with Chatsworth High product Lindsey Redlin scoring her team-best eighth goal for Pepperdine. … UCLA’s Ashley Caldwell finished eighth at the Pre-National Invitational cross country meet in Terre Haute, Ind., a preliminary to next month’s NCAA championships. … UCLA’s men’s golf team won Chico State’s Wells Fargo Invitational. … West Coast Conference women’s basketball coaches picked Loyola Marymount to win the title. … Cal Lutheran’s women’s volleyball team climbed into the NCAA Division III top 25, at 21st, after snapping then-No. 4 La Verne’s 56-match SCIAC winning streak. Scott French, (818) 713-3627 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Pepperdine has come so close to winning national championships in women’s golf twice in the past three years. Might this term’s team be the one that finally breaks through? That’s what the Waves are hoping, and their start to the 2005-06 season – victories in their first two tournaments – indicates they’ll likely be battling at the end, next May in Columbus, Ohio. last_img read more

Post-Foyle Cup parties are kicking off at Arena7!

first_imgAnother wonderful tournament is almost at a close and as usual, all the Donegal teams have done themselves, their clubs and the soccer community of Donegal proud. Well now it’s time to relax, reflect and cap a brilliant week of football off by having a Post Foyle Cup party at Arena7. There is loads for everyone to do from Laser Quest, Bowling, Pool and a great food. Clubs can avail of a private room if they want to do speeches or make presentations and also there are options for the parents and coaches to relax as well.Check out the deals below and call Darren for more info on 0749128853 VIP Bowling including a hot buffet (Up to 20): €125Bowling and a Fast Food Meal: €9ppBowling, Laser Quest and a Fast Food Meal: €14ppGame of Bowling: €4.50ppFast Food Meal: €5We can also cater for parents from only €4.95pp Best of luck in the final couple of games to everyone and well done to all including the players, parents and especially coaches.To book your party just call Arena7 on 0749128853. Post-Foyle Cup parties are kicking off at Arena7! was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Arena 7Foyle Cuplast_img read more

‘Cool Hand’ Luke Hardy leads Del Norte to Big 5 win over Eureka Loggers

first_imgEureka >> In a league-opening showdown, the kid they call ‘Cool Hand’ was as cool as they come.Del Norte pitcher Luke Hardy wiggled his way out of several jams to earn a complete-game victory as the Warriors defeated the Eureka Loggers 5-3 on Wednesday at Bud Cloney Field in Eureka.“I was able to focus with my catcher, Cole [Harper], and hit my spots, that was key for me,” said Hardy, a junior right-hander who allowed three runs on 10 hits and stranded nine Eureka runners. “Keep the ball down …last_img read more

New IPL rules a bit confusing, says KKR owner Shahrukh Khan

first_imgThe new rules of Indian Premier League which will be applied from next year have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan “a bit confused” and the Bollywood superstar said it would have been “fair for everyone” if all the players are put up for auction in November.”New IPL rules a bit confusing. Two new teams added (good). All players should go into pool to make it fair for everyone. Simple & straight,” Shah Rukh wrote on his twitter page.With the inclusion of two new teams in the IPL — Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi team, the IPL Governing Council proposed a revised structure but it has not gone down too well with some of the franchise owners voicing their concerns publicly.The new rules state that the 10 teams will be divided into two groups and there would be 74 matches in the next three IPL seasons.The eight original franchises will be allowed to retain four players, including a foreigner. Besides the four players, the rest of the squad would be selected through open bidding.It has also been made mandatory for the players retained to be amongst the registered players for the 2010 season. The fee of the players retained would be decided after mutual agreement between the stakeholders.The salary cap of the franchisees has also been raised to USD 9 million. But if any franchisee retains all the four players, it will have USD 4.5 million per year to spend on other players.The new rules have limited the number of players to be 30 for a squad.advertisementlast_img read more

Residents of Accompong Welcome New Basic School

first_imgMembers of the Accompong community in St. Elizabeth have expressed gratitude for the new basic school that was handed over recently.“We are thankful to all those persons who gave willingly to make this a reality. I am overwhelmed. The parents and the community will protect the school,” said Principal of the school, Daynia Miles, at the handing over ceremony.The school was built by Food For the Poor, as part of its commitment to construct 50 basic schools, in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence.“To invest in the holistic development of the children, the structure must be right, and everything must be in place to ensure that they (children) are taken care of. This structure will no doubt achieve that,” the Principal said, pointing out that the old building was unsafe for the children.For her part, President of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Sharmora Lennon, assured that the group will help in the maintenance of the school.“We are elated and happy to receive this school. It will help the children to learn better. There is more space; we have proper bathroom facilities and a proper play area. As a PTA, we will make sure that the students take care of all the equipment and we will continue to keep our fund-raising events, so as to help with the maintenance,” she said.Deputy Colonel of the Accompong Maroons, Norma Rowe-Edwards, said the children need to have the best facilities to learn.“They are our children; it is our community, so we have to work for each and everyone. We really thank Food For the Poor for the new school,” she added.Meanwhile, Chairman of Food For the Poor, Andrew Mahfood, said the three classrooms can accommodate up to 100 students. At present, 37 students are attending the institution.“We are passionate about assisting Jamaica. Our wish is for this school to be a hub of successful activities, not just for the school population, but also for the wider Accompong community. I encourage every adult citizen (of Accompong), to live service-oriented lives for the benefit of the children of this community and the nation in general,” Mr. Mahfood said.Food For the Poor partnered with Grand Jamaica Homecoming 2012, the Ray Chang Foundation and Food For the Poor (Canada), to build the school.By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more