USC meets Pac-12 foe Washington in weekend series

first_imgThe Trojans improved their record to 12-9 after their midweek 3-1 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday. Coming into that game, the Trojans were desperate for a win, having lost their previous four games in miserable fashion.Redshirt junior infielder Stephen Dubb takes a swing against Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Wong | Daily Trojan“The offense going out and putting up a three-spot in the first was big,” sophomore pitcher Austin Manning said to to USC Athletics. “It being my first start of the year, there were obviously a few nerves, but them doing that helped me just focus on going out there and doing my job.”Now, USC turns its attention to Washington for a weekend series. The Huskies are currently tied for fourth place in the Pac-12 with an 11-10 overall record on the year and a 4-2 conference record. The Trojans, meanwhile, are tied for sixth in the conference despite posting a better overall record than the Huskies. Furthermore, after their most recent victory against the NCAA’s top ranked team in the country, Oregon State, the Huskies are entering this game with a ton of momentum. After losing their first two games in their series against the Beavers, the Huskies ended the Beavers’ 15-game winning streak in the third game with an impressive 8-4 victory. “I’m just happy for our guys,” Washington coach Lindsay Meggs said to University of Washington Athletics. “We’re a little beat up and we were short-handed today. That is a great team, so this is a good win for us.” On paper, this should be a pretty evenly matched series. Both the Trojans and Huskies post similar batting averages — .240 and .252, respectively — and a similar on-base percentage; the Trojans’ .336 just shy of the Huskies’ .340. However, the Huskies do have a slight advantage in ERA compared to the Trojans. As freshman pitcher Kyle Hurt and company proved in their no-hitter against Utah earlier in the season, the Trojans’ pitching staff is capable of rising up to the occasion. Junior shortstop Chase Bushor is a player to watch in this series for the Trojans. After freshman shortstop Ben Ramirez sustained injuries, Bushor has stepped in and made an instant impact on this Trojan offense. He currently bats .317 on the season and has looked equally impressive in the field. Meanwhile, junior Mason Cerrillo is the player to watch for the Huskies in this series. On the year, he’s batting an impressive .393 in 56 at bats.The Trojans took Thursday’s series opener 1-0 courtesy of a go-ahead solo shot by redshirt junior third baseman Angelo Armenta in the eighth inning. “It felt good [to hit the homerun]. I was just trying to stay inside the ball and get a good piece so it felt nice,” Armenta said after the game. “It was a good win on Tuesday, and it was just important to get back on track and keep playing good baseball.”Heading into the game, Armenta was batting .220 on the season with 4 RBI’s to his name. He batted ninth in the lineup, and Hubbs seemed satisfied with his performance and the depth of his lineup after the game.“[His homerun] was big,” said Hubbs. “He’s been scuffling a little bit, but he’s been starting to swing a little bit better. Hopefully it’s a good sign to come.”The Trojans pitched a shutout in Thursday night’s game as freshman pitcher Kyle Hurt pitched seven innings, allowing no runs on only three hits. He looked in control for most of the game, throwing eight strikeouts on the day.“As poorly as we pitched the past week and half that’s how well we pitched the first two games this week,” Hubbs said. “I’m pleased I thought Kyle was strong for seven innings. His first time on short rest.”After Thursday night’s victory, the Trojans improved their record to 13-9 on the season and 3-4 in the Pac-12. The next game will take place on Friday night at 6 p.m. and the following game will be a game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both games will take place at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

Miroslav Stevanović signed the contract with FC ”Sevilla”

first_imgB&H national team player, Miroslav Stevanović signed the contract with FC ”Sevilla” yesterday. Stevanović signed a contract for this club and will be playing in this this team for the next four years. The total worth of the contract is around 1.5 million euros.Today, Stevanović will be introduced to the team. Stevanović should have his first appearance on Saturday, in a match against ”Osasuna”.last_img

England celebrate a hat-trick of victories

first_img England are celebrating a hat-trick of victories at this year’s Women’s, Boys’ and Girls’ Home Internationals.The boys’ team won their competition after a tense deciding match against Ireland at Ashburnham in Wales and the women and girls then completed a rare treble with victories over the same opposition on a weather-affected final day at Downfield in Scotland.England win in the Boys’ Home Internationals was their fourth in a row but it required a battling performance to come from behind and beat a formidable Irish side.The England team lost the morning foursomes 3 ½ – 1 ½ but then stemmed the tide when Conor Gough halved the first singles against Tom McKibbin before Joe Pagdin, Robin Williams, Max Hopkins, Enrique Dimayuga and Habebul Islam put five further points on the board to take their side to within touching distance of winning the match.Islam’s match proved key to England’s success. He had a one-hole lead playing the last but needed to get up-and-down from 80-yards to make a par before seeing his opponent Simon Walker miss from 20-feet for a birdie.That point set up Callum Macfie to provide the winning point and he duly did so when he birdied the 17th to beat Max Kennedy 2 & 1 and ensure that England will retain the trophy for another year.“Even though we lost the foursomes this morning, I just felt that we could get six points out of the singles and that would do the job,” said England captain, Steve Burnett. “We’ve got a very strong team and I knew they might just be stronger over the closing nine holes when the conditions got a little tougher.“The wind picked up and the back nine played harder and the boys showed their talent by turning matches around that Ireland might have won. We got a lot of good performances. I thought Conor’s half point in the first match was important to get us off to a good start. Habebul’s par at the last was crucial because it set up Callum to take us over the line, which he did. I’m over the moon.”England wins over Ireland in the deciding matches in the Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals in Scotland proved to be equally dramatic but not before the weather almost brought the proceedings to a premature end.Torrential rain forced the foursomes to be scrapped and there were also long delays before the singles were completed.In the end, England edged to a 3 ½ – 2 ½ victory to win the Women’s event for the first time since 2016 at Conwy in Wales. Bel Wardle, Lily May Humphreys and Emily Toy won the first three singles for England, but Jessica Ross and Lauren Walsh then responded with wins for Ireland before current English champion Ellen Hume halved the final singles against Paula Grant to secure the all-important half point.“It was a terrific all-round effort and it was a good end to a long day,” said the English captain, Helen Hewlett. “The team was fantastic and we are delighted with the win.”The deciding match against Ireland in the Girls’ Home Internationals proved to be even tighter with no less than four of the six matches going to the 18th green.The two sides eventually shared the singles 3-3 but England were declared the winners on account of the fact they had accrued two more points than their Irish rivals over the first two days against Scotland and Wales. The English winners in the decider were Jessica Baker and Isabelle Simpson, while Caitlin Whitehead and Rosie Belsham both halved their matches.“I’m delighted,” said the winning captain, Janet Melville. “Every time play was suspended we were ahead but all of a sudden things changed. Izzy (Simpson) was the stand-out player. She was three down with five to play but won the 14th with a birdie and went on to win on the 18th. She told me before she went out after the rain she was going to win her point.”England now have a chance to complete a clean sweep of Home International titles when the men’s event is played at Lahinch on September 11-13. Tags: Boys’ Home Internationals, Girls Home Internationals, Home Internationals, Womens Home Internationals 12 Aug 2019 England celebrate a hat-trick of victories center_img Image credit The R&Alast_img read more

Saint Martin’s University to Host High School Students at Latino Youth…

first_imgSaint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes nearly 1,200 under­graduate students and 323 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University The Latino Youth Summit will be held at Saint Martin’s University on November 8.Saint Martin’s University will host 300 high school students as they gather on the Lacey campus Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the Latino Youth Summit: Explore Your Dreams/Explora tus sueños.Students from Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties will participate in a variety of workshops during the day-long summit, which is designed to deliver a message of hope, education, future life choices and careers. The summit also underscores the message that there is no one path to success.“The Hispanic Roundtable and the LYS volunteers believe in the power of community and exploring your dreams of the future for all of our Latino students,” says Selina Gomez-Beloz, president of the Hispanic Roundtable of the South Sound.“For the first time in the history of the Latino Youth Summit, parents will be an active part of our day, which will include important workshops on education and resources,” Gomez-Beloz adds.The workshops will cover a multitude of topics, including applying for college and financial aid, immigration, financial literacy, insights into specific careers such as trades, teaching, public safety and health care, and fostering healthy relationships.In addition, teachers and guidance counselors will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits by attending workshops during the summit, according to Gomez-Beloz.For more information about the event, please contact Giovanna Graciani at read more

Nelson U14 Girls strike gold at 2012 Sam Steele tournament

first_imgNelson opened the tournament scoring a 3-0 decision over host East Kootenay Rovers.Emily Graeme found the back of the net at the 20th minute to give Nelson a 1 – 0 lead that would hold to the break.Nelson continued to attack and was rewarded by second half goals from Lakpa Dietz and Allie Zondervan.Nelson wrapped up the pool title by edging out Canmore Avalanche 4-1.Bronwyn Sutherland opened the scoring, which was followed quickly with a score by Merissa Dawson to put Nelson in front 2 – 0.Canmore countered with a late first half goal to make the score 2 – 1 for Nelson at the half. The marker was the first allowed by the Nelson squad in six games.The Selects came out strong after the break, with Perkins scoring six minutes into the half followed by a second goal from Sutherland two minutes later.In semi-final action on Sunday morning, Nelson continued its defensive superiority over Kootenay competition by shutting out the Creston Blitz 4-0.Perkins, with a pair, Voisard and Dietz scored for the Selects.The Reps now prepare for the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The hottest team in Nelson Youth Rep Soccer continues to roll over Kootenay opposition.The Nelson Selects rolled to the gold medal at the U14 Girl’s 2012 Sam Steele tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.Nelson won the gold medal by stopping West Kootenay rival Kootenay South 4-0 in the tourney final.“Again (Pat and I) were impressed by the skill and passion of the squad,” said co-coach Paul Burkart.“Running short a few defenders and with several others playing injured, players were asked to play in positions that they normally did not play and did so admirably  — allowing only a single goal in the four games.”The Gold Medal match was a spirited affair with exciting end-to-end action in the first half.Early in the second half, Naomi Perkins broke the deadlock with an absolute bullet to the top corner of the Kootenay South net from a free kick from outside of the penalty area.Bronwyn Sutherland scored five minutes later and Voisard added a single near the end of the game to give Nelson a 3 – 0 lead.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Add Leadership to Blueline

first_imgBruce-Fuoco’s strength is strong positional play and a great first pass. In the KIJHL regular season campaign, the defenceman scored eight goals and added 21 assists which was best amongst blueliners on the Thundercats. He finished his junior hockey career as the team’s captain.“We’re very excited for Jackson to have the opportunity to move on and play for a winning program at Selkirk College,” says Creston head coach and former Selkirk College bench boss Jeff Dubois.“As a person, he’s one of the best guys I’ve worked with. His commitment level to his team and teammates are tremendous, and he brings a great attitude to the rink every day. On the ice he’s mobile, skilled, and he can contribute in all three zones. He’s earned this commitment with an incredible amount of hard work and the Thunder Cats wish him all the best in the future.”Prior to playing in the KIJHL, Bruce-Fuoco spent time in the Central Canadian Hockey League, a Junior A league out of eastern Ontario.Last season the Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight BCIHL crown when they defeated the Trinity Western University Spartans in the league’s championship series before a packed house at the Castlegar & District Community Complex.Two key members of last year’s blueline brigade have graduated — captain Tanner Lenting and Arie Postmus — but Bruce-Fuoco joins a Saints defence unit bursting with talent.The BCIHL season will get underway in September where the Saints start pursuit of their fifth title. The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints are building towards the upcoming season with the signing of Jackson Bruce-Fuoco.An Ontario native, Bruce-Fuoco has committed for the 2016-2017 season and beyond. A skilled two-way defenseman that possess exceptional leadership, Bruce-Fuoco played for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) in the 2015-2016 season.”We are very happy to have Jackson join our program for the 2016-17 season,” says Selkirk College Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“I was able to see Jackson play quite a bit over his last season in Creston and believe he has all the tools necessary to be a contributor at the BCIHL level.”last_img read more