Brisbane Broncos season preview

first_imgA lot has changed since then, but one thing that hasn’t is the lofty standards placed on Brisbane at the start of each season. 2017 will be much the same, albeit without their inspirational captain who retired at the end of the 2016 season. It’s a huge void to fill, but if anyone is able to mastermind a plan to overcome the loss it’s coach Wayne Bennett. Expectations will be high on Bennett after Brisbane failed to recreate their 2015 grand final run last year, with the North Queensland Cowboys once again ending their season. The Broncos will know where they stand early in the year, with Bennett’s men playing each of the top four sides from 2016 in the first four rounds. Some may see it as a nightmare draw to start the year, but if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best, and that’s the way Brisbane are approaching the beginning of the 2017 season.  Gains and lossesGains: Moses Pangai (Townsville Blackhawks), David Mead (Titans), Tautau Moga (Cowboys), Benji Marshall (Dragons), Mitchell Dodds (Warrington), Korbin Sims (Knights).Losses: Greg Eden (Castleford), Brett Greinke (Rabbitohs), Corey Parker (retirement), Jarrod Wallace (Titans), Jack Reed (retirement), Darren Nicholls (Panthers), Lachlan Maranta (rugby union).What we knowThe Broncos have a grand final calibre squad; we know that just by looking at their 2015 season and their perceived failure in 2016.  It’s a sign of how good a team is on paper when they make it to the semi-finals and have underachieved. The big question mark this year will be the loss of Parker and how it impacts Bennett’s side. Josh McGuire is looking to be the club’s long-term replacement at lock, and Darius Boyd will replace Parker as Brisbane’s captain. These two, along with halves Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt, will have a huge bearing on how successful the 2017 season is for the club. Rookie watch Young George Fai is a hugely impressive front-row forward/lock who has been a standout throughout Brisbane’s pre-season. Fai was dominant in the Broncos’ trial win over the Sharks, taking it to the likes of Andrew Fifita and Jason Bukuya. It earned him a spot on the plane to England for Brisbane’s World Club Challenge clash with Warrington, with Bennett rating the 20-year-old very highly. Punters can expect to see Fai make his NRL debut this season, with a bench position over the State of Origin period the most likely scenario. DepthThe Broncos struggled over the Origin period last year, losing seven of nine games. They were stung by injuries at that same time and it cost them dearly as the side gave up any hope of a top four finish. Their backline was decimated and their lack of depth exposed as their season crumbled beneath them. But things may be different this year, with the off-season inclusions of David Mead, Benji Marshall and Tautau Moga adding a huge amount of experience to the backline. If all things go to plan, Jordan Kahu will no longer have to be Brisbane’s Mr Fix-It, with a whole season in the centres set to give the New Zealand international an opportunity to become one of the game’s best. Brisbane’s young forwards will need to stand up, but the return of one of their most consistent front-rowers in 2015, Mitchell Dodds, is set to add much needed reliability to the Broncos’ forward pack. Korbin Sims has been signed to be Brisbane’s enforcer, something the club has been missing since the days of Tonie Carroll. If he and Blair perform well in the front row, the Broncos should cope with the off-season loss of Jarrod Wallace. McGuire has the talent to emulate Parker at lock, but it remains to be seen if he has the fitness to cope with the extra workload in the No.13 jersey. Fantasy bankersBen Hunt (HLF, $468,000) has become one of NRL Fantasy’s best, with two standout seasons in 2015 and 2016 cementing him as a highly sought-after half. He averaged 49.5 points per game in 2016; ranking third in the league for try assists and kicks in play. More of the same can be expected this season as he tries to make one final impact at the Broncos before leaving for the Dragons at the end of the year. Teammate James Roberts (CTR, $390,000) will also find himself in a lot of people’s teams, with the star centre one of only 10 in his position to average over 40 points per game in 2016. Many believe “Jimmy the Jet” was below his usual standard last year, so there is plenty of upside in adding him to your team this season, as he will be looking to increase his work rate and prove his doubters wrong. Crystal ballRealistically, the Broncos are a top-four side. If Brisbane only improve slightly over the Origin period they will be right at the top end of the table come the completion of the regular season. Their side is stacked with footballers that have excelled at an international level and their depth has improved dramatically since 2016. They have arguably the best fullback in the game inspiring them from the back and he will not expect anything less than the best from his side. Predicted finish: 2nd-4th.last_img read more

The five detainees in Cornellà may not approach Athletic

first_imgThe facts, which involved dozens of followers, of which up to 36 ended up being identified by the Mossos, It began on the Rambla de Josep Anselm Clavé and ended up in the street of Sant Geroni, very close to the Cornellà-El Prat stadium, where the meeting of the twenty-first day between Espanyol and Athletic was going to be played. A posteriori, both clubs issued two communiqués strongly condemning the violence. The judge of Instruction number 3 of Cornellà, who was on duty this Sunday, has imposed a minimum distance of 1,000 meters “from any field, stadium or similar space where Athletic plays”, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, in addition to ordering the “periodic personification before the judicial authority every 15 days” of these five individuals, ultra of the Bilbao club. The cause had been opened by tumultuarial quarrel and injuries. One day after the real battle that ended with the launch of chairs and street furniture from Cornellà de Llobregat half an hour to the start of the Espanyol-Athletic Bilbao, the five individuals detained by the Mossos d’Esquadra passed this Sunday to judicial disposition, where the first consequences of the injuries that caused a man, a partner of Espanyol of Dutch origin, have been decreed.last_img read more

Winning goal strengthens belief for recovering Howell

first_imgIt has been a slow and steady road to recovery for Waterhouse’s young ace midfielder, Kenroy Howell.The attacker was in the form of his life in his young Premier League career when an injury against Tivoli Gardens, which required surgery, halted his progress.The promising midfielder had surgery done and made full recovery in April. But being out for months, and the fact that he was just coming back from a severe injury, meant the former Jamaica College player struggled to regain the form that made him a fan favourite at Drewsland.However, on Sunday, the 22-year-old gave a small reminder of his capabilities and his knack for getting goals from midfield, as he scored the only goal in Waterhouse’s 1-0 win over Cavalier.With the game evenly poised, Howell broke the deadlock just before the half hour when he latched on to a low cross from Oshane Roberts and swept the ball past Carlloyd Walters in goal – a real striker’s finish – to give his team a much-needed win.Besides the goal, the player showed great energy at both ends of the field and, on occasions, he opened up the Cavalier defence with his penetrating dribbles from deep. Although things are starting to look promising again, the player insists he has a lot more to give.”It was very frustrating being off the pitch at first, but I am really glad that I am back. I am putting in the work and starting to see results,” he told The Gleaner after the game.Proving himself”This is the third start from seven games, and I still have more to give. I just have to come to training, work hard and show it on the pitch,” he continued.”The last time I scored was in Tivoli match on November 5th. I scored a few minutes before I got injured. I feel great about it (scoring on Sunday). We are at the bottom of the table, and to help my team actually get a win, which should put us couple places up in the table, is a good thing, so I feel real good about it,” he said.”But expect more, because I will be trying to put myself in the box and score more goals, and I am just putting in the work as usual and hoping for the best,” he added.The three points lifted Waterhouse out of the relegation zone and into 10th spot on seven points, the same as UWI and Harbour View, who are 11th and ninth, respectively. They are one point in front of bottom-placed Boys’ Town.last_img read more

Hope stars for WI, but Pakistan hit back

first_img But he perished 34 minutes before lunch when he got one from Yasir which bounced, took the shoulder of the bat, for Younis Khan to pull off a brilliant one-handed catch, leaping high to his right at slip. Hope then anchored a 58-run fourth wicket partnership with Chase to deny Pakistan any further success for the session and steer the Windies to 112 for three at lunch. Both players looked in good touch afterwards, with Hope especially growing in confidence, driving left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir straight for four and then hammering Yasir to the cover boundary in the following over. The right-handed Chase looked untroubled in 83 balls in nearly 13/4 hours at the crease before he was dismissed, driving an innocuous delivery back to Yasir at 155 for four, 40 minutes before tea. Hope, however, continued to steady the innings, this time finding an ally in Vishaul to help post 80 for the fifth wicket and ensure West Indies were consolidating at tea on 197 for four. He reached his maiden Test half-century half-hour before tea and was unbeaten at the break on 68, with Vishaul on 18. Hope hardly played a false stroke in an innings spanning 209 deliveries, just over 51/4 hours and including eight fours and a six and looked a sure bet to reach triple figures. But he suddenly lost concentration and drove Yasir uppishly to cover where Azhar Ali snared a simple catch head-high, after tea at 235 for five. His dismissal triggered a decline as five wickets tumbled for 26 runs to see Pakistan haul their way back into the game. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st Innings 312 PAKISTAN 1st Innings 393 WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (overnight 40 for one) K. Brathwaite c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah 43 S. Hetmyer b M. Amir 22 S. Hope c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah 90 R. Chase c & b Yasir Shah 23 V. Singh b M. Abbas 32 +S. Dowrich c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah 2 *J. Holder c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah 1 D. Bishoo not out 16 A. Joseph c M. Amir b Yasir Shah 7 S. Gabriel not out 0 Extras (b16, lb2, w3, nb1) 22 TOTAL (9 wkts, 102 overs) 264 Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Powell), 2-41 (Hetmyer), 3-97 (Brathwaite), 4-155 (Chase), 5-235 (Hope), 6-235 (Singh), 7-236 (Holder), 8-252 (Dowrich), 9-261 (Joseph) Bowling: M. Amir 21-8-44-1 (w1), M. Abbas 25-6-57-2, Yasir Shah 39-12-90-6, Shadab Khan 17-0-55-0. Position: West Indies lead aby 183 runs with one wicket intact. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: R Kettleborough, B Oxenford; TV – R Illingworth. PERISHED BEFORE LUNCH BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Stylish stroke-maker Shai Hope agonisingly missed out on a maiden Test hundred in an admirable West Indies batting effort, but a clatter of wickets late on the penultimate day yesterday opened the door for Pakistan, setting up an intriguing finale to the second Test. The Barbadian right-hander struck an accomplished career-best 90, an innings that lifted West Indies to 264 for nine in their second innings – a lead of 183 runs heading into the Thursday’s last day of the Kensington Oval contest. Hope’s knock underlined West Indies’ resilience over the first two sessions which saw them reach 197 for four at tea before a collapse in the final session saw the hosts squander the momentum they had carefully gathered. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite struck 43, left-hander Vishaul Singh chipped in with 32 while Roston Chase scored 23, as West Indies battled hard on a wearing track. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah once again proved the danger man, picking up six for 90 to post his 10th five-wicket haul in Tests, while enterprising seamer Mohammad Abbas claimed two for 57. Resuming the day on 40 for one, West Indies lost Shimron Hetmyer in the day’s third over before the left-hander had added to his overnight 22, bowled by one from left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir which came back to shatter the stumps, with a single run added to the overnight score. Brathwaite and Hope then energised the innings with a 56-run, third-wicket stand which saw the hosts safely through the next hour. Without a score of note in the series, Brathwaite appeared focused on notching a big one in an innings which lasted 111 deliveries in nearly 21/2 hours at the crease and included four boundaries.last_img read more

Gallego hopes to learn from late-game blunder in NU loss to UP

first_imgIn a matter of just five seconds, JV Gallego got into a fateful fork that would either lead him to becoming a hero or a goat.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jarin says Bulldogs need to ‘get up, play together’ amid 1-5 start Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “I think I just have to be more aware of the clock next time, I have to be more mature for our next games, and be more composed,” said Gallego in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.As Gallego laid down under the basket, with tears just waiting to roll down his eyes, teammate Issa Gaye and captain Dave Yu immediately picked him up and told him to keep his head high.Head coach Jamike Jarin also told him that’s he’s not in trouble for the wrong that he did.“I asked him why he’s putting his head down,” said Jarin. “I never get mad with those plays because it was a judgment call on his part and he saw that Dave was free and he had a chance to win it.”“All of us makes mistakes, that’s part of growth of everybody, and that’s why I’m here to mentor these young men,” added Jarin, whose team fell to a 1-5 record and tied University of the East at the bottom of the ladder.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He became a goat.In National University’s close 89-88 loss to University of the Philippines, Gallego had the chance to win the game but instead of going for a game-winning layup he chucked a pass to Dave Ildefonso out in the wing as the buzzer sounded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGallego knew he made the most crucial of mistakes that led to the Bulldogs’ fifth loss in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.But only in his second year, Gallego knows he can still make up for his mistake. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

President commissions David ‘G’16 in Berbice

first_imgPresident David Granger on Thursday commissioned David ‘G’ 16 at Fyrish Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice – Corentyne).The 26-seater bus will take students living in the Fyrish/Gibraltar community to and from schools at Rose Hall Town and Port Mourant.David ‘G’16 commissioned at Fyrish Corentyne, BerbiceThe bus is the fourth to be commissioned in the East Berbice/Corentyne Region 6 under the Bs (buses, bicycles, boats, books and boots) project.According to the President, commissioning the buses is a part of his duty, since he wants to see all children in school.The 3Bs project, which is now being touted as the 5Bs project, is not a political gimmick Granger said, but is one that makes economic sense. 180 children utilise the bus which operates on the East Bank of Berbice.The Head of State maintains that the project does not discriminate. “The aim is not just to give you a bus. I am here to ensure that there is equality in this country. I believe that this country can never be truly equal unless children have equal access to education. That is the root of equality,” he said.Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Head of State said the aim behind the project– which will see some communities countrywide receiving buses, bicycles or boats to assist children in getting to school — is to reduce the four hundred students who drop out of school every month.He noted that once children are given the opportunity to be educated, they will be in a better position to seek employment, and therefore develop Guyana.The President said the project targets persons at the grassroots level, so that they can be educated and be able to become self-employed.Guyana, he said, is the gateway to the South American continent, and if persons are educated, they could find ways to employ themselves and provide services other countries want.The bus, the second to be donated to the project by businessman Peter Lewis, who has also donated a boat and bicycles, will be maintained by the Region 6 Administration.last_img read more

Overboard victim thanks rescuers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – An Air Force Academy cadet who plunged about 50 feet from a cruise ship balcony into the ocean with a female passenger thanked his rescuers Tuesday but didn’t discuss the details of what happened. Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess was about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, on March 25 when the pair fell from the balcony of the woman’s cabin. Both were rescued hours later by boats launched from the ship. In a statement issued through the academy, Ernesto Guzman, 22, thanked Princess Cruises and the U.S. Coast Guard.last_img read more

A.V. men to lead fundraiser walk

first_imgTwo Antelope Valley men will help lead the annual Easter Seals fundraising walk Saturday to support people with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Roy Fye, 57, of Lancaster and Carlos Villasenor, 32, of Palmdale were picked to be honorary ambassadors because of the level of independence they have attained through Easter Seals services. “It was mainly because they both achieved a level of success with their relationship to Easter Seals,” Easter Seals spokeswoman Marianne Tomich said. “They have grown in terms of what they are capable of in their own lives.” Fye and Villasenor are two of 10 ambassadors who will lead walkers in the sixth annual “Walk With Me” fundraiser at 9a.m. Saturday at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. “It’s a great honor,” Fye said of being chosen an ambassador. “I like taking the message of Easter Seals out to the public.” Born with a mild learning disability, Fye suffered a brain injury at age 22 while working at a construction site. He now volunteers in the community and has developed a talent for painting. He brought his art into the Lancaster Easter Seals office last fall and was inundated with requests to purchase his work. He has since sold four paintings. “Because of Roy’s cognitive disability and injury, he has never been able to master reading or writing, but in recent years he has developed a talent for painting landscapes,” said Michelle McKnight, director of Lancaster Adult Day Services. Several of Fye’s paintings are exhibited online at the Easter Seals Southern California Web site at “I feel pretty good because it’s the first time I’ve been an ambassador,” said Villasenor, who has a learning disability and moderate cerebral palsy. “Easter Seals helped me get a job.” Villasenor first started out part time at the Palmdale Home Depot in April 2005. Easter Seals provided him with a job coach who helped him learn job skills. In May 2006, Villasenor transferred to the Lancaster Home Depot to a full-time position as a sales associate in the garden department, where he watered the plants and helped customers. Four months later, Villasenor received a customer service award from Home Depot and a $1,000 check. For Saturday’s event, walkers are encouraged to register at and use the online tools to raise money. Walkers who raise $300 get to spend the entire day at Knott’s Berry Farm for free. Day-of-event registration opens at 8a.m. Refreshments, music and entertainment will be offered. The first 100 kids at the walk receive a free pair of Snoopy ears. Following the walk, all participants can go to Knott’s Berry Farm at a discount. For more information, contact Bonita Carr at (714)834-1111, Ext. 235. Easter Seals Southern California provides disability services to 3,500 individuals a year with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Football Receives 31 Commitments For 2016

first_img Dustin Anthony OL 6-0 280 Edmond, Okla. Edmond Santa Fe Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Named Oklahoma 6A-1 Player of the Year, Tulsa World State Championship Player of the Game, Tulsa World first team all-state. Led Jenks High School to its fourth consecutive 6-A State Championship Recorded 2,853 yards passing with 35 touchdowns and completed 69 percent of his pass in 2015. 2016 Drake Football Commitments –  2015 Highlights Jacob Bacon OL 6-5 299 Hastings, Minn. Hastings Named first team all-conference and academic all-state                           Daeonte Calvert DB 5-11 175 Broken Arrow, Okla. Tulsa Union Jack Borvan DL 6-1 221 Plainfield, Ill. Oswego East Led Catholic Memorial to a WIAA Division 3 Runner-up finish Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a quarterback Named first team all-state punter by the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.      Cade Gilbert (OL, 6-1, 267, Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) Mitch McFarlane WR 6-3 175 Fond du Lac, Wis. Winnebago Lutheran Acad. Gavin Dineen DL 6-2 265 Algonquin, Ill. Marian Central Catholic Kolby Jensen WR 5-11 165 Ballard, Iowa Huxley Will Warner (DB, 6-2, 189, Pella, Iowa/Pella Community) Ross Kennedy K/P 5-9 165 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington Senior Isaiah Skinner RB 5-8 173 Glendale Heights, Ill. Glenbard West Named Des Moines Register 2015 first team all-state 3A and Iowa Newspaper Association first team all-state. Recorded 99 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks.                    Named second team all-state and first team all-metro, all-district and all-conference. Recorded 141 tackles, 15 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior.     Jacob Clay (Athlete, 5-8, 175, Brentwood, Mo./Brentwood) Received first team all-district honors Recorded 47 tackles with seven sacks and three forced fumbles            Named first team all-state and all-district Rushed for 1,971 yards with 43 touchdowns  Evan Downes DL 6-4 215 Tiffin, Iowa Clear Creek Amana Zack Clark OL 6-3 271 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates Will Warner DB 6-2 189 Pella, Iowa Pella Community Tom Pugh (TE, 6-3, 215, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City) Daeonte Calvert (DB, 5-11, 175, Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow) Named first team all-district and all-conference and also was a second team all-conference long snapper. Helped lead Edmond Santa Fe to the state semifinals in 2015. Patrick Carr (LB, 6-2, 220, Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln Way East) Named first team all-area. Recorded 45 tackles and two sacks.              Named first team All-Wisconsin Little Ten defense and offense. Tallied 47 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks Christian Harmon DB 5-10 175 Omaha, Neb. Fremont  William Purdom (WR, 5-10, 175, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Saint Francis) Named first team all-conference and all-area. Recorded 99 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss as a senior.     Marko Ristic K/P 6-0 195 Willowbrook, Ill. Hinsdale South Named 2015 West Suburban Silver Conference Offensive Player of the Year Earned all-conference and led Glenbard West to a 2015 Class 7A State Championship                             John Clark LB 5-11 195 Clarinda, Iowa Clarinda High School Tom Pugh TE 6-3 215 Iowa City, Iowa Iowa City Ian Malaby (DB, 6-0, 185, Mechanicsville, Iowa/North Cedar Comm.) Ross Kennedy (K/P, 5-9, 165, Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington Senior) Jacob Bacon (OL, 6-5, 299, Hastings, Minn./Hastings) Cade Gilbert OL 6-1 267 Lincolnshire, Ill. Adlai E. Stevenson Ian Malaby DB 6-0 185 Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar Comm. Named first team all-conference and all-region wide receiver and second team all-conference defensive back. Caught 39 passes for 853 yards and nine touchdowns.                           Alex Bray (QB, 6-2, 175, Muskego, Wis./Catholic Memorial) Jacob Hardy DL 6-3 218 Adel, Iowa Adel-Desoto-Minburn Named second team all-state by the Illinois High School Coaches Association, first team all-area by the Daily Herald and first team all-area by Kane County Preps. Was a Chicago Catholic League All-Conference honoree. Recorded 1,054 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.       center_img Mitch McFarlane (WR, 6-3, 175, Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) Named first team all-conference in football, wrestling and track as a junior. Selected as team captain as a senior.            Isaiah Skinner (RB, 5-8, 173, Glendale Heights, Ill./Glenbard West) Malik James DB 5-8 170 Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill Gavin Dineen (DL, 6-2, 265, Algonquin, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) Named second team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association Recorded 81 tackles and an interception to go with 310 rushing yards and 730 yards receiving.              Print Friendly Version Cooper Nunley (QB, 5-11, 180, Jenks, Okla./Jenks) Collin Seymour DB 5-11 165 Peosta, Iowa Dubuque Senior Jacob Clay Ath 5-8 175 Brentwood, Mo. Brentwood High School Named Globe Gazette all-area and first team all-district. Received academic all-state honors.              William Purdom WR 5-10 175 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Saint Francis Named first team all-state wide receiver and defensive back. Recorded 39 tackles and four interceptions. Helped lead Pella to a 3A State championship. Taylor Murph RB 5-10 180 Omaha, Neb. Ralston Seth Krueger LB 6-0 207 Norridge, Ill. Ridgewood  Christian Harmon (DB, 5-10, 175, Omaha, Neb./Fremont) Cooper Nunley QB 5-11 180 Jenks, Okla. Jenks Malik James (DB, 5-8, 170, Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill) Earned all-conference and academic all-state honors. Tallied 16 pass breakups and two interceptions. Victor Jergens (LB, 6-1, 240, Webster City, Iowa/Webster City) Chris Evans DL 6-5 250 Jackson, Wis. Slinger Shane Feller WR 6-4 179 Charles City, Iowa Charles City Averaged 36 yards per punt on 33 attempts and placed 17 punts inside the 20 yard line. Named Team Most Improved Player. Seth Krueger (LB, 6-0, 207, Norridge, Ill./Ridgewood)Jacob Lewis (LB, 6-0, 201, Kansas City, Mo./Staley High School) Chris Evans (DL, 6-5, 250, Jackson, Wis./Slinger) Shane Feller (WR, 6-4, 179, Charles City, Iowa/Charles City) Victor Jergens LB 6-1 240 Webster City, Iowa Webster City Named first team all-area and all-conference. Garnered honorable mention all-state honors. Selected to the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.           Recorded 929 yards rushing with 10 TDs in 2015 Named 2015 All-ITG by              Taylor Murph (RB, 5-10, 180, Omaha, Neb./Ralston) Jacob Hardy (DL, 6-3, 218, Adel, Iowa/Adel-Desoto-Minburn) Collin Seymour (DB, 5-11, 165, Peosta, Iowa/Dubuque Senior) Received second team all-area and first team all-conference honors in 2015. Named academic all-state in 2015. Tallied 73 tackles with 15 being for a loss. Riley Ruhuba TE 6-3 225 Bloomington, Ill. Normal Named second team all-district. Received the team motor award.   Jack Borvan (DL, 6-1, 221, Plainfield, Ill./Oswego East) Caught 15 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Finished his career with 39 receptions for 745 yards and eight touchdowns. Ben Mawdsley OL 6-4 260 Algona, Iowa Algona Named 4A District 8 Defensive Player of the Year Garnered first team all-state honors Recorded 46 tackles and six interceptions     Patrick Carr LB 6-2 220 Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln Way East Alex Bray QB 6-2 175 Muskego, Wis. Catholic Memorial Dustin Anthony (OL, 6-0, 280, Edmond, Okla./Edmond Santa Fe)               DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team has received commitments from 31 student-athletes to join the Bulldogs for the 2016 season, third-year head coach Rick Fox announced Wednesday to open the signing period.”This is a big day for over 30 young men, who have made the commitment to be Drake Bulldogs. It’s a big day because they are committing the next four-plus years to be a part of our football program, be a part of Drake University and to become the kind of impact men that we challenge them to be,” Fox said. “They chose Drake because at Drake they can get a Division I football experience and an uncompromised education.”The 30 student-athletes that will continue their academic and athletic careers hail from those seven states, including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Thirteen of the newcomers are projected as offensive players while 16 are defenders plus two specialist.”We attract students from all over the country but especially the heart of the country. We are very proud of the 10 Iowa guys that make up this class but we got some great football players from the neighboring states as well,” Fox said.The 2016 commitments join a program that has laid claim to two of the last five Pioneer Football League championships. The Bulldogs are slated to return three all-PFL selections from the 2015 season in which the team posted a 5-6 record.2016 Drake Football Commitments Jacob Lewis LB 6-0 201 Kansas City, Mo. Staley High Schoollast_img read more

Humboldt State’s losing streak extended to six games with loss to Stanislaus State

first_imgArcata >> As Calvin Young II whizzed a pass from the halfcourt line through the lane and out of bounds to completely miss his intended target, Tyler Green, Humboldt State head coach Steve Kinder could only look down at the floor and throw his hands up into the air in frustration.It was the kind of reaction that summed up the entire evening for Kinder and his squad.A painful 30-plus minutes on the offensive end of the floor equaled doom for the Humboldt State men’s basketball team, as …last_img read more