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first_img RelatedGuy Lewis elected to Hall of FameBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former University of Houston head basketball coach, Guy V. Lewis, who won nearly 600 games and took his teams to five Final Fours, has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Lewis is the father of South Padre Island businessman and…April 18, 2013In “Sports”GIRLS ON FIRE: Ladies making PIHS historyBy ARMANDO GARZA Special to the PRESS Despite coming off their first district loss of the season, the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons aren’t about to hit the panic button. In a game in which they stranded 14 runners, the Lady Tarpons lost at Rio Hondo 5-1 on Tuesday night to…April 11, 2013In “News”Perkins has the speedBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sophomore Mandy Perkins is starting her second season on the Varsity basketball team.  This week she talked with the Press about how she is is more comfortable with the experience the second time around. “My first year on Varsity I…December 6, 2019In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comIt was a grounder that skipped and hopped with a jittery urgency between first and second base — closer to first than not. First baseman Yuli Gurriel had his left foot planted firmly on the bag as Jose Altuve, playing close in right field, scooped up the ball and slung it to Gurriel. Corey Seager didn’t have a chance. The southpaw got to the plate a second too late. The Houston Astros couldn’t have asked for an easier out to clinch Game 7 of the World Series.The Astros earned history. For the first time in the franchise’s 53 year history, Houston has won a World Series. It’s not the longest wait for a championship by an MLB team, but that doesn’t make it any less sweet, in my opinion.One of the best parts of watching the final moments of the game was seeing how much this series has meant to my friends. While it may not have been a 108 year wait like it was with the Chicago Cubs, for some of my friends, it must’ve felt that way.One friend, a sportswriter and former colleague, wrote on Facebook that he’d been waiting his entire life to see the Astros win a World Series. Another spoke of a bittersweet celebration — excited to see history made, but saddened that his late father was not there to celebrate with him.Lifetimes have passed between the time the Astros were established and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. All week long, so many of my friends have shared memories of how they became ‘stros fans in the first place, bringing those lifetimes into sharp relief.For me, it was a huge laminated poster of Nolan Ryan on the pitcher’s mound which hung in my big brother’s bedroom when we were kids. On another wall hung a motivational poster which depicted a young boy — one who bore an uncanny resemblance to my brother — wearing a 1970s style striped t-shirt, jeans and sandals. On his head, the boy wore an astronaut’s helmet.The two images are burned indelibly in my mind. Rooted in similar symbolism — Astros and astronauts — they seemed to me to silently impart the same piece of wisdom: reach for the stars.I must admit, though, that I’m not the biggest fan of baseball you’ll meet. In fact, it wasn’t until the World Series that I actually had a chance to sit down and watch a game this season. But, like the constant presence those posters of Nolan Ryan and an aspiring astronaut throughout my childhood, the Astros have simmered in a warm undercurrent of my consciousness.I can remember their early successes at the start of this season which I caught via snippets of headlines or sports briefs. Those early season wins stirred a small sense of hope. Some friends, mostly sportswriters who follow the team much more closely than I do, quipped that eventually something had to give. But nothing did. Sure, there were some losses, but overall, Houston finished with a 101-61 record.It was nothing short of spectacular. Congratulations, Astros!Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more


first_imgThe sink holes have been listed as one of the city’s capital priorities, but Kornelis said there’s no set time frame for repair work. Sinkholes have been appearing in Soldotna along Redoubt Ave, Soldotna Ave, and Farnsworth Blvd. Kornelis said other sinkholes were dealt with on Redoubt Avenue last summer… Kornelis: “Just based on older construction and growth and enlargement of certain streets and improvements. Kornelis: “There were some logs and various frost-susceptible materials underneath the asphalt and the sidewalk that were deteriorating and causing the sinkhole.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Most municipalities deal with sinkholes, according to Soldotna City Engineer Kyle Kornelis. His city is no exception…last_img


first_imgThe state also lost a significant number of teenagers, leaving the state for career or educational opportunities. While many of Alaska’s incoming residents were in their early career stages, the bulk of those leaving the state were of retirement age, mostly in their 60’s. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s migrants are primarily from the millennial generation, according to a new study from the Alaska Department of Labor.center_img Economists say more millennials came to the state over the past 15 years than any other generations. The study examines rates of migration by age and by sex and found that 27% of Alaska’s migrants were in their 20’s over the last five years. Only 15% of the overall population was within that age rants.last_img


first_imgLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was disappointed in his team’s defense down the stretch in regulation. His leading scorer was surprised at Texas Tech’s scrappiness.“We didn’t think they was going to fight,” said Isaiah Cousins, who scored 22 points to help lead the No. 17 Sooners past Texas Tech 79-75 in overtime Saturday. “That’s on our part.”Buddy Hield hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Cousins made a field goal and two free throws to help the Sooners (19-8, 10-5 Big 12) seal the win.Cousins was 8 for 15 from the field, while Frank Booker scored a career-high 17 points on 4 for 8 — all 3-pointers.Toddrick Gotcher scored a career-high 18 points and Keenan Evans added 17 to lead Texas Tech (12-16, 2-13).Texas Tech got it to overtime after Gotcher missed his second free throw and teammate Isaiah Manderson grabbed the rebound. He tossed it to Gotcher who hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 67. Oklahoma had led 65-59 with 1:40 left in regulation.“That was the plan to miss it,” Gotcher said. “Luckily it was a good miss and Isaiah got the rebound then kicked it out. Coach did a good job writing it up in the huddle”Kruger watched as his defense struggled.“It was really disappointing with our defense,” he said. “Zach Smith hit a deep three on the right wing — tough shot. Gotcher played well, made a big three.”It was the fifth straight loss for Texas Tech (12-16, 2-13), but the first time since beating then No. 9 Iowa State in January that it scored more than 70 points.The Sooners are now 1-1 in overtime contests. The lost at home to Kansas State 66-63. It was the second overtime loss for the Red Raiders.Hield, who picked up his third foul early in the second half but played the rest of the way, scored just eight points. He was the Big 12’s leading scorer (17.2 points per game) coming into the game.OU got outrebounded 27-24 but got 22 points from its bench. Texas Tech got more points in the paint (26-24) but got just two points from its bench.Oklahoma led 30-29 at halftime, despite having gone 2 for 8 from the field to close the period. The Sooners had nine turnovers, which match their total for the entire game in a blow-out win over the Red Raiders (81-36) in Norman last month. Buddy Hield, the Big 12’s leading scorer at 17.2 points per game, went to the bench late in the first half with two fouls and just two points.The Red Raiders shot 52.6 percent, the highest since Dec. 17, when they shot 61.1 percent and getting 53 first-half points in a win over South Carolina State.TIP-INS:Oklahoma: The Sooners got their seventh win in eight games. They’ve held 21 of 26 opponents below their season average in points (at the time of the meeting). On Saturday they allowed Texas Tech more than 10 points above their season average (60.4 points).Texas Tech: Texas Tech will need to get to the semifinal of the Big 12 tournament to have a winning record and avoid handing coach Tubby Smith his second straight losing season. The loss assured the Red Raiders of a fifth straight losing season. They have had losing conference records for eight straight seasons.MASH UNIT:Texas Tech freshman center Isaiah Manderson, starting only his fourth game, injured his nose early in the game during a scrum for the ball to the right of the Red Raiders basket. He returned to the game a short time later with a bandage across the bridge of his nose. He went out with a left ankle injury early in the second half but returned a short time later.STAT LINES:Saturday’s outcome was a far cry from the two teams’ earlier meeting, which resulted in the worst loss in Tubby Smith’s career. The Red Raiders scored just 36 points in Norman last month. “I’m really proud of how our kids competed today after we were manhandled in Norman,” Smith said. “I was really pleased with our effort. We showed a lot of toughness today.”UP NEXT:Oklahoma goes to TCU next Saturday.Texas Tech plays at TCU on Wednesday.last_img read more


first_imgOnly Jack Wallace remains from the side that suffered defeat to Gloucester last weekend, as Head Coach Mark Tainton makes fourteen changes to his line-up.Thretton Palamo and Luke Arscott form a new-look centre partnership, while Tom Varndell also returns to the backline. Andy Uren and Billy Searle form an all-Academy half-back combination.In the pack, Anthony Perenise and Giorgi Nemsadze are back following international duty, while Soane Tonga’uiha, Max Crumpton and Ian Evans are also named.Nick Koster, Nick Fenton-Wells and James Phillips are listed in the back row, while Martin Roberts recovers from an elbow injury to be included among the replacements.“There’s opportunities for a number of guys to stake a claim this weekend and show what they can do in a Bristol shirt – they’re chomping at the bit to get out there,” said Tainton.“Our young coaches, Mark Irish and Sean Marsden, have done a fantastic job in leading the training week and we’re well prepared for the huge challenge that Pau will bring to Ashton Gate.”Bristol Rugby team to face Pau at Ashton Gate on Sunday, 11 December (3pm KO):15. Jack Wallace; 14. Tom Varndell, 13. Thretton Palamo, 12. Luke Arscott, 11. David Lemi (c); 10. Billy Searle, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Soane Tonga’uiha, 2. Max Crumpton, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Giorgi Nemsadze, 5. Ian Evans, 6. Nick Koster, 7. Nick Fenton-Wells, 8. James Phillips.Replacements: 16. Chris Brooker, 17. Jack O’Connell, 18. Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19. Ben Glynn, 20. Joe Joyce, 21. Martin Roberts, 22. Adrian Jarvis, 23. Jack Tovey.last_img read more


first_imgKOBRAS defeated Pacesetters in the 2nd Division while Plaisance Guardians downed Sonics in the U-23 section, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Knockout Championship, commenced on Monday.Guardians prevailed over Pacesetters 59-52 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue. Amoniki John recorded a game-high 16 points in the hard-fought win.He was assisted by Patrick John, Rondell Wilson and Selwyn McAllister, who contributed 11, 10 and nine points correspondingly.For Pacesetters, Quincy Dos Santos netted 15 points, while Zion Gray, Kwesi Roberts and Stephen Peters supported with 10, eight and six points each in that order.The first period highlighted the cagey and competitive nature of the contest, as Pacesetters secured a slim 13-12 advantage.The Georgetown unit maintained their lead in the second stanza, outscoring their opponents 13-11 to enter the halftime interval ahead at 26-23.However, the momentum changed in the pivotal third period, with Kobras netting 14 points while restricting Pacesetters to 10 points to seize control at 37-36.The victory was then sealed in the final quarter, as Kobras outhustled their opponents 22-16. Meanwhile Plaisance Guardians brushed aside Sonics 81-62. Leading 21-17 at the end of the first quarter, Guardians commenced their domination in the second period, outscoring Sonics 19-8 to lead 40-25 at the halftime break.Guardians maintained their control in an evenly contested third period, outshooting their foes 20-19 to enter the final period ahead at 60-44. The result was then put to bed, as Guardians outscored Sonics 22-18.Anton Fileen top-scored in the rout with 20 points. Nigel Bowen and Terrence Daniels were the next best scorers with 14 and 11 points respectively.Chipping in with nine, six and five points respectively were Andrew Johnson, Jared Sears and Akeem Crandon. On the other side, Manasseh Murray and Lemuel Grant battled to 15 and 13 points each.Supporting were Shemon Sharples (8) Shemar Keiler (6) and Jacques Vicente (5). The tournament continues today at the same venue with another round of matches.In the 2nd Division, Eagles will oppose Guardians at 18:30hrs while Kobras match skills with the University of Guyana (UG) Trojans from 20:30hrs.last_img read more


first_imgQPRFormer Fulham goalkeeper Neil Etheridge played for Rangers’ development side as they drew 0-0 at Cardiff.Etheridge, 24, has been without a club since leaving Craven Cottage earlier this summer and was invited to play in Monday evening’s game because young QPR keeper Joe Lumley has gone on loan to Accrington. Fulham Mesca scored with a spectacular 30-yard strike for Fulham Under-21s as they beat Everton 2-1 at Motspur Park. He doubled the lead after Marcello Trotta had opened the scoring.AdChoices广告 Chelsea Blues players will wear black armbands against Everton on Saturday as a mark of respect to the club’s life president Richard Attenborough, who died on Sunday. Lee CookThe Hammersmith-born former QPR man scored a second-half hat-trick after coming on as a substitute for Barnet in a 4-0 home win against Dartford on Monday.Non-League North Greenford United won 3-0 at Hanwell Town in a one-sided derby. David Manu scored twice in the second half after George Moore had given the visitors a 40th-minute lead.BadmintonHounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph (pictured above) will face Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the first round of the World Championships in Copenhagen on Tuesday afternoon.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


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Walker Arena.The Lumberjacks fell to 5-10-2 on the season and remained in last place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference. The loss was their sixth in their last seven games.Muskegon will host Central Illinois on Saturday at 7:15 p.m.The defining moment of the game came with 3:24 left and the score tied 4-4.Muskegon goalie Keegan Karki made several sprawling saves in a crowded scrum in front of the net, but the Lumberjacks’ Anthony Del Gaizo was called for a cross checking penalty in the midst of the action, leaving the Jacks a man short for the rest of regulation.Waterloo’s Matej Blumel took advantage by scoring the game-winning goal at 17:45 of the third period.Muskegon’s No. 19 Nolan Sullivan attacks the side of the Waterloo net. Photo/Jason GoormanLumberjacks General Manager John Vanbiesbrouck gave his team credit for fighting back, but added that a loss is a loss.He was particularly frustrated by the number of odd-man rushes the Lumberjacks gave up, including one that led to a Waterloo shorthanded goal in the first period.“The players deserve a lot of credit for battling back, but close is only good in horse shoes and hand grenades,” said Vanbiesbrouck, who was on the bench helping with coaching duties in the absence of Lumberjacks Coach John LaFontaine, who was ill.“When you get the lead and give up a few odd -man rushes, that’s the kind of stuff that you can’t do. You have to have more puck awareness. Those types of turnovers are going to kill you.”Vanbiesbrouck was not happy about several of the penalty calls in the game, including the late cross checking call that gave Waterloo its decisive power play.The Lumberjacks had nine penalties for 32 minutes while Waterloo had seven for 25 minutes.“The unfortunate thing is when officials involve themselves in the game deeper than they should,” Vanbiesbrouck said. “How many 4-on-4’s and 4-on-3’s can you have in one period? It’s so bad that I can’t even begin to say how frustrating it is. I saw them interject themselves in the game and not let the players decide it.”At least the Lumberjacks were able to impress their fans with their determination to fight back.Clayton Phillips controls the puck near mid ice as Waterloo’s Jack Drury pursues. Photo/Jason GoormanThey fell behind 1-0 when Waterloo’s Salag Bakich scored just 38 seconds into the contest.The Jacks tied the score at the 9:01 mark on Bray Crowder’s third goal of the season, with assists from Matej Pekar and Marc Del Gaizo. Waterloo’s Ben Copeland scored less than two minutes later, and the Black Hawks held a 2-1 lead at the first break.Waterloo went up 3-1 with a goal from Jackson Cates at 9:26 of the second period, and the situation looked bleak for the Lumberjacks.But they came storming back with a pair of goals in the second period, from Marc Del Gaizo (with assists from Pekar and Crowder) and Egor Afanasyev (with assists from Bobby Kaiser and Benito Posa), to tie the score 3-3 at the second break.The Jacks took a 4-3 lead 6:28 into the third period when Emilio Pettersen fought off a Waterloo player, dug the puck out of the corner and centered it to Wyatt Bongiovanni, who chipped it past Black Hawk goalie Jared Moe.But the lead didn’t last.Waterloo’s Garrett Klee scored seconds after a faceoff in the Muskegon zone to tie the score 4-4 at 14:20 of the third period.Then came Del Gaizo’s five-minute major with 3:29 remaining, followed by Blumel’s decisive goal.Waterloo outshot the Jacks 41-36, including 20-6 in the third period. 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first_imgNorth American organisation Panda Global has made a series of full-time and part-time additions to its ranks.The organisation is best known for fielding competitors in fighting and collectable card games. Image credit: Panda GlobalRELATED: Tempo Storm finds community director in Robert AllamPanda Global has hired esports caster Zak “CONEY” Zeeks as its Creative Lead, writer and statistician Jack “Jackie Peanuts” Moore as the Director of Growth for its PGstats brand, web developer Bien “Xiily” Nguyen as its Director of Engineering, engineer and event organiser Robin “Juggleguy” Harn as its Project Manager, and Brandon “EveryDamnDay” Brady as its Social Media Manager.The organisation has also brought in Chistina “Chia” Korsak as a part-time SEO specialist and both Deyanira “Koi” Mares and Trevor “Kantrip” Lukan as part-time social media staff.RELATED: Astralis Group hires Younes Bennani as Partnerships ManagerPanda Global is partnered with insurance company GEICO, Kingston Technology’s gaming brand HyperX, entertainment company Funimation, streaming platform Twitch, and apparel brand Meta Threads.Esports Insider says: It’s awesome to see Panda Global cast a net in the esports space for its expansion of staff, finding people with both specific expertise and the relevant cultural needed to get started right away with esports-related projects.Find out about the ESI Digital Summitlast_img read more