Reading Project Launched

first_imgReading Project Launched UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2008 RelatedReading Project Launched RelatedReading Project Launched RelatedReading Project Launchedcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, yesterday (February 19), launched the ‘Reading the Bottomline’ project, at the St. Michael’s Primary School in Kingston.This initiative seeks to increase the literacy level of students at the primary school level.The project was also launched simultaneously in four other schools in Kingston and St. Andrew and one in St. Mary. They are the St. Anne’s Primary, John Mills Primary and Junior High, Greenwich Primary and Maxfield Park Primary in Kingston, and Epsom Primary in St. Mary.Wife of the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Lady Rheima Holding-Hall, and the Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, took part in the launch at St. Michael’s, by reading to the students of grades one and four, respectively. The project was launched at St. Anne’s by Mrs. Lorna Golding, wife of the Prime Minister.The programme is in partnership with the Expanding Educational Horizons (EEH) project, put in place with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which focuses on enhancing teaching methods to promote child-centred learning for improved results in literacy and numeracy.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PSOJ, Sandra Glasgow, said that the ‘Reading the Bottomline’ project is one of the major programmes of the organisation’s Education Committee. “The idea is that our member companies will adopt primary schools that are part of the project and will have their CEOs and their staff come to the schools regularly to read to the students,” she said.“After this, we’ll just be working quietly with the schools to ensure that children understand the importance of reading and that they have role models that can encourage them to read more. The companies will also be donating books to the libraries of the schools and we are working very closely with the Ministry of Education on this,” Mrs. Glasgow said.Meanwhile, Minister Holness lauded the PSOJ for the move, adding that he was grateful to the PSOJ for organising such an exercise. “It coincides very well with our national goal of 100 per cent literacy at grade four,” he said.The Minister said that the emphasis should now be on teaching literacy, that is, “to have teachers understand how to teach children to read and write, comprehend, and of course numeracy is equally important. It cannot be that we turn our children out of the primary school system without having that final level of education.”Deeming some students as having ‘multiple intelligences,’ meaning there are some students who learn in different ways, Mr. Holness said that, “it is not our intention to deprive those students of developing their other innate skills, but we are saying that every child can learn, and every child must learn.”“So, if it means that we have to adjust our teaching methods in order to suit the learning patterns of the children we have in our classrooms, then that is what we have to do. In the world that these children will know in 20 years, they will not be able to articulate themselves in society without being able to read and write. In effect, if they are illiterate they will remain poor,” he said.The Minister also pointed out that a grade four literacy test will be nationalized this year. “This essentially means that the grade four test will be your literacy test. It is what will certify that you are now able to read and write and that you have developed the basics upon which you can further build,” he added.Principal of the St. Michael’s Primary School, Easton Seaton, admitted that while literacy is a burning issue, there are outside factors that can influence students’ literacy levels, such as lack of parental supervision and support, the unavailability of books and other material they may need.He commended the Ministry of Education in its efforts to deal with the problem of the low literacy and numeracy levels of primary school children.”I think literacy is something that is very important in today’s 21st Century and the Ministry (of Education) itself has launched a number of programmes, one of which is ‘Literacy 123’ and as the name suggests, it is focusing on grades 1, 2 and 3. The idea behind this is that if we can get the grades 1, 2 and 3 to its optimum in terms of reading, then the other problems that might occur in the upper grades would have more or less been solved, and that is where a great emphasis is being placed at this time,” Mr. Seaton said.last_img read more

Laura Guy, former teacher and current pastor, enters race for Shawnee Mission West seat on board of education

first_imgLaura Guy. Photo via Living Water Christian Church.Laura Guy, a former teacher in the Olathe School District and the current pastor of Living Water Christian Church in Parkville, has filed in the race for the Shawnee Mission West representative seat on the board of education.Guy, who has lived at her house in the SM West area for 22 years and had two children graduate from the school, said she was compelled to enter the race to foster a community discussion about a number of issues facing the district, from the practices of the board of education, to the search for a new superintendent, to the establishment of equitable school boundaries.“I think there needs to be conversations about transparency, how the board of education operates, and what kind of leader we want for our next superintendent,” she said.Guy has served as pastor for the past 12 years, but started her career as a teacher. Her mother was a teacher as well, and Guy said that tradition has given her a keen interest in ensuring teachers’ views are represented in the decisions the board makes.“I think it’s really important that we get input from teachers as we make decisions,” she said. “I have a passion for making sure teachers are heard.”Guy is the third candidate to enter the race, along with 20-year incumbent Craig Denny and the district’s former bond and capital improvements supervisor Chris White.She said the district needs to think through the steps necessary to ensure the continuation of its traditions of excellence.“Shawnee Mission has had a very strong past and is currently strong,” she said, “but we’ve got to ask what does the future look like so that we can provide that next generation with the same.”last_img read more

Go-Ahead wins Norway’s first rail tender

first_imgNORWAY: Go-Ahead Norge has been selected as the winner of the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract, the first to be tendered by national railway authority Jernbanedirektoratet.The contract announced on October 17 will run for eight years from December 15 2019, with an optional two-year extension. It covers inter-city services on the Sørlandet line to Stavanger, Arendal line services and Jær line local services from Stavanger totalling 5·5 million train-km/year.Jernbanedirektoratet said three bidders had reached the final stage of the competition, with their submissions evaluated on the basis of quality (60%) and price (40%). All bidders achieved a similar quality ranking and all more than halved the subsidy requirement compared to state incumbent NSB’s current services. Go-Ahead’s financial offer was 21% lower than the nearest rival bid. Go-Ahead will receive about NKr1·5bn over 10 years, front-loaded with NKr250m required in 2020 but reducing over time; NSB is due to receive NKr486m for operating the three routes in 2018.Staff will transfer from NSB to Go-Ahead with their current pay and conditions, and Go-Ahead will offer a similar pension scheme. Train interiors are to be refreshed, there will be onboard entertainment, and the new operator is required to work in close co-operation with local authorities and bus operator Kolumbus, including offering through ticketing.‘We are pleased that there were many highly qualified players who participated in the competition, who have made significant efforts to win this contract through the bidding and the negotiation process’, said Jernbanedirektoratet Director General Kirsti Slotsvik. ‘All the offers we have considered in the final round were very good and there has been strong competition all the way.’ UK-based Go-Ahead operates bus services in the UK, Ireland and Singapore, is a joint venture partner in the TSGN and South Eastern franchises in the UK and has won four rail operating contracts in Germany.‘We are delighted to be given this opportunity to deliver Norway’s first contracted rail services’, said CEO David Brown. ‘This is part of our targeted international strategy. We look forward to working with the Norwegian authorities to bring our international rail expertise and our customer knowledge together to deliver reliable and comfortable local services.’Go-Ahead’s local team in Oslo will be led by Magnus Hedin and Cathrine Elgin. ‘Our focus is on customer satisfaction, reliability and local decisions taken with our partners’, said Hedin. ‘We want to be a local operator who understands Norwegian transport needs and the local Norwegian customers, while benefiting from extensive experience in the UK.’An analysis of the Norwegian reform and tendering programme appeared in the December 2016 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, which is available to subscribers in the digital archive.last_img read more

Mississippi tops Mississippi State 71-65

first_imgSTARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Stefan Moody raced across the court with his red-streaked dreadlocks trailing behind him. He pushed past screens and dodged defenders, sprinting as fast as he could toward the 3-point line.Everyone in the gym knew who was about to shoot the basketball. And there was nothing Mississippi State could do to stop it.Moody scored a season-high 29, including 24 of those on eight 3-pointers, to lead Ole Miss over Mississippi State 71-65 on Thursday night.“He’s a monster athlete,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “He can get separation on anybody. What’s gotten better with him is he’s accepted his role as our go-to guy.”Ole Miss (18-8, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time in 17 years at Humphrey Coliseum and swept the season series against its in-state rival for the first time since 1998.Moody had his most impressive stretch during an 82-second run late in the second half. The 5-foot-9 junior hit three straight 3-pointers from essentially the same spot on the floor, giving the Rebels some offense when the Bulldogs were trying to make a run.“Any time you play your rival team at (their) home they’re going to be up for the game and knock down more shots,” Moody said. “We just had to battle through it.”Mississippi State (12-14, 5-8) could never recover. Craig Sword led the Bulldogs with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. Gavin Ware scored 13 and Travis Daniels added 12.Mississippi State dominated throughout much of the first half, leading by 10 at one point before settling for a 32-27 halftime advantage.Daniels led the Bulldogs with 10 points in the opening half, including a vicious one-handed jam over M.J. Rhett that jolted the Humphrey Coliseum crowd to its feet.Ole Miss recovered quickly, stunning the Bulldogs with a 17-4 run to open the second half to take a 44-36 lead. The outburst was punctuated by a deep 3-pointer from Moody, who hit it from several feet behind the line.But history shows Mississippi State has a huge advantage in Starkville and the Rebels couldn’t pull away, even with Moody dropping 3-pointers from all over the court. Moody shot 8 of 12 from 3-point range and 5 of 6 on free throws.Mississippi State stayed close until the final minute. Sword said the Bulldogs could have made better choices on their final offensive plays, but didn’t attack.“We could’ve gotten to the paint any time we wanted to do, but we were settling for jumpers,” Sword said.Ole Miss didn’t clinch the win until Moody hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to make it a two-possession game.Ole Miss shot 50 percent from the field (16 of 32) in the second half to win its fourth straight on the road. It’s another big victory for the Rebels, who appear to be closing on a second NCAA tournament bid in three seasons.“I think our team has passed the eye test — it has,” Kennedy said. “Now our numbers have to make sense. That’s why this game was so important, to keep our numbers moving forward.”_____TIP-INSMississippi State: The Bulldogs had a 24-11 rebounding advantage during the first half. … Mississippi State has already won more SEC games this season than in the first two years of coach Rick Ray’s tenure. The Bulldogs won three in the 2012-13 season and four last year.Ole Miss: The Rebels played Mississippi State for the 252nd time on Thursday. That’s the most-played rivalry in the SEC.UP NEXTMississippi State hosts Arkansas on Saturday.Ole Miss hosts Tennessee on Saturday.last_img read more

Farm saved by liquid gold

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL “IT turned a dry, barren farm into a gold mine; we would not have been able to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

UPDATED: Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb must take long road at Spengler Cup

first_imgKinrade, 28, signed this fall with Medvescak of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League after three seasons with SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga. This will be Zagreb’s Bears’ first time taking part in this tournament.First round opponents include Swiss A-leaguers and last year’s Cup winners HC Geneve-Servette and Team Canada, a team comprised heavily of Canadian players who play in Europe.On the other side of the draw is the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev from Ufa, Finland’s Jokerit Helsinki  and home team HC Davos.For Kinrade, this is the third time playing in the Spengler Cup — the first two for Team Canada.During his inaugural stint, Kinrade was part of the 2012 Spengler Cup Championship team.The former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League rearguard with the Nelson Leafs was one of the unsung defenders called upon by Hockey Canada due to a shortage of Canadian defencemen playing in Europe at that time.The team was bolstered by a huge NHL contingent of Jason Spezza, Patrice Bergeron, John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Jonathan Bernier, Carlo Colaiacovo, Devan Dubnyk, Sam Gagner, Matt Duchene, Cam Barker and Captain Canada Ryan Smyth. The players were available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade has enjoyed an illustrious career playing in Europe after spending two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators farm team, Binghamton Sens, winning the Calder Cup in 2011.After graduating from college hockey at Michigan Tech, Kinrade played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals after signing a free agent contract and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.The Spengler Cup is an international hockey tournament with a long tradition since 1923.Along with the Stanley Cup is the oldest championship in the world. The Cup is played for every year in Davos, Switzerland, in the time between Christmas and New Year. It is organized by A-leaguers Davos, and 2014 will see its 88th edition. Only teams that are invited can take part, and six teams fight for the trophy.Throughout all of the years of the Spengler Cup, which got its name from doctor Carl Spengler, numerous clubs from around the world have taken part, and the most wins go to the home team: Davos-15, followed b y Team Canada-12.Kinrade’s Zagreb’s Bears play the loser between HC Davos and Team Canada Saturday before meeting the winner Sunday.The top teams advance to the semi finals Tuesday with the final set New Years Eve.For more information check out the Spengler Cup website. KHL Medvescak Zagreb now meets HC Salavat Yulaev Ufa in quarterfinal action at the 2015 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzlerland after dropping a 1-0 decision to the host club Sunday in round robin action.The winner of the Monday contest advances to the semi final round.Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb drop 3-1 decision to Team Canada at Spengler CupTeam Canada scored twice in the first period to defeat KHL Medvescak Zagreb 3-1 in Spengler Cup action Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade plays defence for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.Bud Holloway, Stefano Giliati and Alexandre Giroux scored to give Team Canada a 3-0 lead after two periods.Pascal Pelletier scored the lone goal for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.KHL Medvescak Zagreb plays host HC Davos Sunday in the final round robin game. HC Davos opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Team Canada.Kinrade’s squad needs to win to advance to the playoff round in the tournament.Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade back at Spengler CupNelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade is back playing at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.However, the six-foot, 195-pound Nelson Leafs product is not playing on Team Canada this time around.The smooth skating defenceman is anchoring the blueline for Medvescak Zagreb’s Bears.last_img read more

All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin lead the way as 2018 TG4 Ladies Football All Star…

first_imgFOLLOWING another record-breaking season of Ladies Football championship action, the 45 nominees for the 2018 TG4 All Star team have been revealed. 2018 TG4 All Star nominations GoalkeepersCiara Trant (Dublin), Martina O’Brien (Cork), Noelle Gormley (Sligo).Right Corner BackTreasa Doherty (Donegal), Martha Byrne (Dublin), Eimear Meaney (Cork).Full Back Róisín Phelan (Cork), Nicole McLaughlin (Donegal), Aislinn Desmond (Kerry).Left Corner Back Sinéad Burke (Galway), Leah Caffrey (Dublin), Melissa Duggan (Cork).Right Half Back Sinéad Goldrick (Dublin), Máire O’Callaghan (Cork), Rachel Kearns (Mayo).Centre Half Back Ciara Hegarty (Donegal), Nicola Ward (Galway), Siobhán McGrath (Dublin).Left Half Back Niamh Collins (Dublin), Emma Spillane (Cork), Deirdre Foley (Donegal).MidfieldLauren Magee (Dublin), Neamh Woods (Tyrone), Ashling Hutchings (Cork)Olwen Carey (Dublin), Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh), Katy Herron (Donegal).Right Half Forward Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork), Karen Guthrie (Donegal), Carla Rowe (Dublin).Centre Half Forward Tracey Leonard (Galway), Noelle Healy (Dublin), Aisling Maguire (Cavan)Left Half Forward Lyndsey Davey (Dublin), Eimear Scally (Cork), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary).Right Corner Forward Geraldine McLaughlin (Donegal), Sinéad Aherne (Dublin), Áine O’Sullivan (Cork).Full Forward Doireann O’Sullivan (Cork), Yvonne Bonner (Donegal), Niamh McEvoy (Dublin).Left Corner Forward Orla Finn (Cork), Nicole Owens (Dublin), Sarah Houlihan (Kerry). There are eight nominations for Ulster champions Donegal, who lost out to Cork at the semi-final stage.Galway, the Connacht champions who were beaten by Dublin in the last four, have three players included on the long list.Kerry may have suffered relegation from Division 1 of the Lidl National League but the Kingdom rallied to reach the TG4 All-Ireland Senior quarter-finals.They’ve been rewarded with two All-Star nominations while Armagh, Cavan, Mayo, Sligo, Tipperary and newly-crowned TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Tyrone have one player each on the list of nominees.Seven players from the 2017 All Star team are nominated for awards once again.Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant is joined on the 2018 list of nominees by team-mates Leah Caffrey, Nicole Owens, Sky Blues captain Sinéad Aherne and Noelle Healy, who was also the 2017 Senior Players’ Player of the Year.Cork’s Emma Spillane and Donegal’s Ciara Hegarty were 2017 All Star recipients and they’re nominated for awards again.Dublin’s other nominees for 2018 are Martha Byrne, Sinéad Goldrick, Siobhán McGrath, Niamh Collins, Olwen Carey, Lauren Magee, All-Ireland Final player of the match Carla Rowe, Lyndsey Davey and Niamh McEvoy.Joining Spillane from Cork on the list are goalkeeper Martina O’Brien, Eimear Meaney, Róisín Phelan, Melissa Duggan, Máire O’Callaghan, Ashling Hutchings, Eimear Scally, Áine O’Sullivan, Orla Finn and sisters Ciara and Doireann O’Sullivan.Donegal are well represented by Hegarty, Treasa Doherty, Nicole McLaughlin, Deirdre Foley, Katy Herron, captain Karen Guthrie, 2018 Senior Championship top scorer Geraldine McLaughlin, and Yvonne Bonner.Having defeated Mayo in the Connacht Final, before progressing to the All-Ireland semi-finals, Galway have Sinéad Burke, Nicola Ward and Tracey Leonard in the running for All Star awards.Aislinn Desmond and captain Sarah Houlihan are the Kerry duo nominated while Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon, Cavan’s Aisling Maguire, Rachel Kearns from Mayo, Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley, Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney and Neamh Woods from Tyrone, who captained the Red Hands to Intermediate glory, complete the list of nominees.Woods and Sligo’s Noelle Gormley, who was also nominated for the goalkeeper’s position last year, are the Intermediate representatives on the 45-player list.One player will be chosen from three shortlisted in each of the 15 positions to make up the final selection.The 2018 TG4 All Star team will be announced at a gala banquet at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday, December 1, along with the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year award winners, the Provincial Young Players of the Year and the 2018 inductee into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) Hall of Fame. Senior champions Dublin, who made history by claiming back-to-back titles in front of a 50,141 attendance at Croke Park on September 16, lead the way with 14 nominations, while runners-up Cork are honoured with 12 players on the list. County by county breakdown: 14 Dublin12 Cork8 Donegal3 Galway2 Kerry1 Armagh1 Cavan1 Mayo1 Sligo1 Tipperary1 Tyroneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Baseball: March 20 Scoreboard

first_imgThe Huskies, after adding one run in the third, plated five more across the sixth (1), seventh (3) and eighth innings (1) to break the game open and give Wright plenty of cushion as he retired the side for his fourth time on the day in the ninth. Sam Houston State 2, Nicholls 1Sam Houston State 6, Nicholls 1HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A Miles Manning walk-off hit in game one and a dominant starting performance by Logan Boyd in game two led Sam Houston State to a doubleheader sweep of Nicholls. The final game of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There will be no game Saturday. Saturday’s game was moved from 2 o’clock to 1 o’clock, and Sunday’s finale remains at its slated time as of Friday night, although the option for a doubleheader will be discussed Saturday morning. Oller meanwhile kept the Lumberjacks under control until the ninth inning when SFA’s Eric DeJesus drilled a two-out, two-run triple to make things interesting. Oller then retired Matthew Dickey to finish NSU’s victory. All but one hitter in the starting lineup had a hit in the contest, and every starter reached base. Lamar used two pinch hitters, and one (Provost) reached base on a hit. Nicholls tied the game in the top of the seventh. With one out designated hitter Justin Smith doubled into the gap in left center and scored on a single by second baseman Tanner Vandevere. Boyd went eight innings and allowed the one run on six hits. He also struck out five batters in the game. Sophomore Sam Odom tossed a perfect ninth inning in relief. Oller’s second complete game of the year came after SFA (7-17, 2-6) edged the Demons (12-10, 6-2), 5-3, in the opener. Shortstop Miles Manning legged out an infield single to give Sam Houston a 4-0 lead going to the second inning. – Return to top – The Privateers scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Ray Veit grounded out to second base and pushed across Matt Rykacze. Rykacze reached on a first-pitch double to center field and advanced to third on a ground out from Parker Jones. Cort Brinson cut the lead to 4-3 in the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly, but the Demons were unable to draw any closer. GAME 2:The Kats started the ballgame with an offensive barrage. Center fielder Colt Atwood, Smith and Johnson each singled to start the game. Atwood came home for the first run on Johnson’s single to left field. Sam Houston added two more runs with two outs in the second inning. Lee singled to center field and designated hitter Dylan Ebbs worked a walk. Rahm singled to plate Lee and third baseman Hunter Courson drove in Ebbs with a single to center. The Huskies added three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, later scoring one more in the eighth for the 9-2 victory. In total, HBU was issued seven walks and had three batters hit by a pitch by the Bear pitching staff. Neither team would score the rest of the way. Manning then lined a 2-1 pitch into center field to score Powell and end the game. Angelle had been the “Saturday guy” for the Cardinals for most of this season. It was the first series he opened. Houston Baptist 10, Central Arkansas 1Houston Baptist 9, Central Arkansas 2HOUSTON, Texas – The HBU baseball team got strong showings from both their pitchers and hitters in taking two games from Central Arkansas by scores of 10-1 and 9-2 on Friday as part of a doubleheader at Husky Field. Abilene Christian 5, McNeese State 0Recap to follow. Junior Brandon Morones turned in two multi-hit games, going 5-for-7 in total with four runs scored. Senior Sam Wiggins followed Morones with a 5-for-9 day, with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. After a 1-for-4 showing in the first game, Wiggins closed the afternoon with a 4-for-5 performance. In total, five Huskies recorded hits in both games. It was Lamar’s second shutout this season, first was a 12-0 win over Manhattan. In the second game, junior Matthew McCollough (5-1) recorded a similar outing, holding UCA to two runs, both coming on a home run in the seventh, across eight innings. McCollough fanned eight and walked one across 31 batters faced before giving way to junior Dylan Zarosky, who pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the series win. Senior Taylor Wright (4-2) went the distance in the series opener to pick up the first complete game of his career. The native of Habersham, Georgia, also logged a career-high nine strikeouts in limiting the Bears to just one run. Wright scattered five hits, including a home run in the sixth inning, and two walks on 116 pitches and 33 batters faced. The dagger was in the seventh inning, which started with three-straight singles from Santana, Seeley and Markum. Markum’s hit scored Santana for his second run batted in of the game, tied a career high. Seeley scored when Brendan Satran reached on a throwing error from the third baseman on a sacrifice bunt, and Markum scored on Mason Salazar’s sacrifice fly to right field. Angelle (2-3) pitched a complete game for the Cards (9-12, 1-6 Southland Conference) and allowed only one run and scattered seven hits. He held a shutout through 7.1 frames. The Privateers fell to 8-13 on the season and 2-5 in league play. In the first game, SFA jumped to a 2-0 advantage against Adam Oller (3-2) and used a tiebreaking two-run seventh inning to grab the victory. – Return to top – – Return to top – Stephen F. Austin 5, Northwestern State 3Northwestern State 6, Stephen F. Austin 3NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Another weekend, another complete game for one of Northwestern State’s Oller brothers. The Huskies (11-11, 3-2 SLC) outscored UCA (11-6, 6-2 SLC) 19-3 and out hit the Bears 29-12 in pulling even on the season at 11-11. The victories also gave UCA, who entered the series 6-0 in Southland Conference action, its first losses in league play. HBU taxed Bear starter Brandon Hagerla (3-1) for four runs on five hits in the bottom of the second to take a 4-0 lead in the series opener. Morones, Andrew Alvarez, Thomas Clay, Zach Nehrir and Louie Payetta all singled in the frame. Josh Oller went the distance in Friday’s second game of a Southland Conference doubleheader at Stephen F. Austin, helping the Demons earn a split of the twinbill with a 6-3 victory. GAME 1:The Bearkats and Colonels were knotted 1-1 going to the bottom of the ninth before Manning’s heroics in the series opener. CJ Moore started off the game with a one-out triple to right center in the first inning, and scored on a fielder’s choice that allowed Kevin Santana to reach first base. His fielder’s choice got Jake Nash, who was plucked with a three-ball count, at second base. After Logan Boyd had been perfect for the first three frames, Nicholls got to him with some small ball. A bunt single started the inning. Then Boyd fielded a sacrifice bunt attempt and made a great play but the ball was dropped at first base putting two runners on with no outs. After another infield single the Colonels got on the board with a sacrifice fly. SHSU started the game well after left fielder Bryce Johnson led off the game with a single up the middle and Colt Atwood sacrificed him to second base. The freshman moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error at shortstop. Travis Lee picked up the RBI with the ground ball to shortstop. First baseman Spence Rahm, who had four hits over the two games, worked a walk with one out in the ninth and was pinch-run for by senior Wyatt Powell. After a fly out, second baseman Zach Smith singled to center field to extend the inning. Powell moved to third when the center fielder misplayed the ball. LU’s final run of the game and seventh inning was Satran on Justin Eckols’ sacrifice fly. Right fielder Travis Lee and Rahm each worked walks to plate a second run with just one out in the bottom of the first. Catcher Collin Yelich was hit by a pitch to drive in a third run. Sam Houston State 2, Nicholls 1Sam Houston State 6, Nicholls 1Houston Baptist 10, Central Arkansas 1Houston Baptist 9, Central Arkansas 2Lamar 8, New Orleans 1Abilene Christian 5, McNeese State 0Stephen F. Austin 5, Northwestern State 3Northwestern State 6, Stephen F. Austin 3 Seeley finished with three hits in five at-bats and had two runs scored and one knocked in. Moore was 2-for-6 with two runs scored- a season high, and Markum was 2-of-4 with two RBI and a run. Stijn van der Meer and Santana also contribute two hits to the cause. HBU again got on the board early in the second game, plating two in the bottom of the first off UCA’s Riley Echols (2-1). Nehrir walked and advanced to second on a sac bunt, before senior Curtis Jones delivered him on a single to right field. Jones, who advanced to second on the throw to the plate on the play, quickly moved up to second on a wild pitch in the next at bat, before Wiggins drove him home on a single through the left side. The Kats would then go until the seventh inning without another hit. Parker also led off the seventh inning with a triple and scored on Joel Atkinson’s RBI single. – Return to top – He scored when Seeley reached on a fielding error, and Seeley scored on Kyle Markum’s double to right center. Starter Andrew Godail tossed seven innings and allowed just the one run on five hits. He finished with five strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk in the game. Lamar 8, New Orleans 1NEW ORLEANS, La. – Chase Angelle pitched a sensational game and the Lamar baseball team backed him with eight runs on 15 hits to give the Cardinals its first Southland Conference win on an 8-1 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at Maestri Field. The senior put together four three up, three down innings (second, fourth, sixth, ninth), and only allowed five runners to make it into scoring position. Angelle finished with 117 pitches and had two walks and 10 strikeouts, a career high. Lamar added another in the third inning when Reed Seeley singled to center field and scored Moore for the second time. Moore reached with a one-out infield single and advanced to second on when Nash flew out to left field. Santana pushed Moore up to third base with another infield single. C.J. Webster, Caleb Dugas and Miller Parker drove in runs in the fourth and Dugas scored on wild pitch. It was the first RBI of Parker’s career and came in his first career start. Alex Smith (2-4) took the loss on five innings pitched and allowed four runs, two earned, on nine hits and a strikeout. Jared Taylor relieved him for two innings and gave up four runs on three hits. Nick Halliday finished the game and gave up three hits. The series concludes Sunday with a 1 p.m. first pitch at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches. With a forecast calling for a 90 percent chance of rain around Nacogdoches, the teams decided to move up their Saturday game and created Friday’s doubleheader.  Sam Houston took Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and in Game 2 the Bearkats won 6-2. – Return to top – In the nightcap, Northwestern State gave Oller (5-0) plenty of cushion with a four-run fourth inning that turned a one-run lead into a five-run advantage. The Huskies will go for the series sweep of UCA on Saturday in a 1 p.m. first pitch. The Cardinals took advantage of a couple of UNO errors in the fifth inning and pushed it to 4-0. Nash reached first to lead off the inning after he was plucked for the second time in the game. He reached second on a groundout from Santana and took third after a failed pickoff attempt rolled into center field.last_img read more

Soul Singers Raheem DeVaughn & Leela James Perform At The TLA, Thursday, October 22

first_img Soul-singers Leela James and Raheem Devaughn are teaming up to co-headline an exciting U.S. tour. The Love ‘N Soul Experience is coming to Philly’s ever buzzing South Street music venue, the Theater of Living Arts on Thursday, October. 22. After coming off the Intimate Truth Tour with Ledisi, both James and DeVaughn decided to join forces and hit 25 cities on their own! Their tour will also feature singer V. Bozeman, who you may recognize from the popular Fox show Empire. Partnering up with legendary producer, Timbaland, V. Bozeman is working on her debut album Music is my Boyfriend. Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center(D. McDowell for GPTMC) Hailing from Washington, DC, DeVaughn is no stranger to the Philly market. One of his three GRAMMY nominations includes his work with Ivan Barias, Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver and Carvin Haggins on “Customer.” The soulful crooner has the indie grind down pact and most recently released his chart topping project Love, Sex and Passion which debuted as #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Leela James is no stranger to the industry, pumping out tunes with her powerful voice over the years she has solidified herself as an R&B Diva, literally, as she has a starring role on TV One’s hit show. Her 2014 release, Fall for You gives a bit a jazz, adult contemporary and of course soul. With no shortage of great vocal and powerful lytics, this show is for those looking to feel something special in the music. Be sure to grab your tickets now.  The Love ‘N Soul Experience When: Thursday, October 22, Where: Theater of Living Arts, 334 South Street Cost: $27 More Info: Click here.last_img read more