Southland Announces 2017 All-Conference Football Teams

first_img DB Raphael Lewis Houston Baptist Jr. Elk Grove, Calif. Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Lorenzo Nunez, a sophomore transfer from South Carolina, was tabbed Newcomer of the Year. In his debut year for the Lions, he threw for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. Coach of the Year: Steve Campbell, Central ArkansasPlayer of the Year: Hayden Hildebrand, Central ArkansasOffensive Player of the Year: Davion Davis, Sam Houston StateDefensive Player of the Year: George Odum, Central ArkansasFreshman of the Year: Kierre Crossley, Central ArkansasNewcomer of the Year: Lorenzo Nunez, Southeastern LouisianaOffensive Lineman of the Year: John Cook, Central Arkansas DL Chris Terrell Central Arkansas So. Pensacola, Fla. In total, 19 of the honorees are returning all-Southland selections, led by four-time pick P.J. Hall of Sam Houston State. The senior defensive lineman racked up 40 tackles (15 for losses) and six sacks in nine games this season. OL Chandler Arceneaux2 Nicholls Jr. Bourg, La. Redshirt freshman Crossley led the ground attack for UCA, ranking first on the team with 770 rushing yards (70.00 per game) and was tied for second on the team with four touchdowns. DB Max Lyons Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Cade Camp Central Arkansas Sr. Allen, Texas Hildebrand led the nation in passing efficiency (181.3) and tossed 27 touchdowns to marshal the UCA offense in the regular season. He also ranked second in the FCS with 15.38 passing yards per completion. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas senior quarterback Hayden Hildebrand is the 2017 Southland Conference Football Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday along with the all-conference selections. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. OL Chris Zirkle Northwestern State Jr. League City, Texas OL Gilberto Garcia Central Arkansas Sr. Morrilton, Ark. AP Davion Davis Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas DB Dominique Hill2 McNeese Sr. Mansfield, La. 2017 Southland Conference Football Individual Superlative Winners DB George Odum2 Central Arkansas Sr. Millington, Tenn. LB Garrett Dolan2 Houston Baptist Sr. Mont Belvieu, Texas RB David Hamm McNeese Jr. Klein, Texas Honorable Mention: RB: Kierre Crossley, Central Arkansas; Derrick Mitchell, UIW; Justin Pratt, McNeese; Chris Jones, Northwestern State; Marcus Cooper, Southeastern Louisiana. TE/HB: Trevor Crain, Abilene Christian; Case Robinson, Lamar. WR: Troy Grant, Abilene Christian; Roman Gordon, Central Arkansas; Kent Shelby, McNeese. OL: Micah Parten, Central Arkansas; Terence Hickman II, UIW; Matt Oubre, Lamar; Eddie Houston, Nicholls; Jermaine Jones, Southeastern Louisiana; Tyler Tezeno, Sam Houston State; Devonte Jones, Stephen F. Austin. AP: Cedric Battle, Central Arkansas. PK: Matt Cummins, Central Arkansas; Dillon Burkhard, Southeastern Louisiana. P: Patrick Ponder, Central Arkansas. DL: Tyler Helaire, Houston Baptist; Manasseh Miles, Lamar; Jammerio Gross-Whitaker, McNeese; Obinna Iheoma, Northwestern State; Lyn Clark, Northwestern State; Lamont Alexander, Stephen F. Austin. LB: James Graves, Central Arkansas; Cody Moncure, Houston Baptist; Mar’kel Cooks, UIW; B.J. Blunt, McNeese; Tevin Lawson, Nicholls; Jake Jiannoni, Southeastern Louisiana. DB: Brandon Richmond, Abilene Christian; Jaylon Lofton, Central Arkansas; Andre Fuller, McNeese; Isaac Warren, Northwestern State; Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State; Jaylen Thomas, Sam Houston State; Mayori Ellison, Southeastern Louisiana. All-Southland Conference teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots. LB Sione Teuhema2 Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Keller, Texas WR Nathan Stewart2 Sam Houston State So. Dallas, Texas WR Brandon Cox Central Arkansas Sr. Conway, Ark. DB Nate Jones Lamar Jr. Mansfield, Texas Hildebrand is one of five individual superlative honorees from this season’s UCA team. Head coach Steve Campbell was named Coach of the Year, senior defensive back George Odum was named Defensive Player of the Year, running back Kierre Crossley earned Freshman of the Year honors and junior John Cook was voted Offensive Lineman of the Year. DL Eric Jackson Central Arkansas Sr. Apopka, Fla. WR Tamrick Pace Stephen F. Austin So. Brownsboro, Texas AP Desmond Hite UIW So. Cypress, Texas LB Ashari Goins2 McNeese Sr. Monroe, La. Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Maea Teuhema Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Keller, Texas OL John Cook2 Central Arkansas Jr. Grenada, Miss. LB Sam Denmark3 Abilene Christian Sr. Las Cruces, N.M. TE/HB Ragan Henderson Sam Houston State Sr. Rice, Texas DL Chris Chambers Central Arkansas Sr. Pearl, Miss. PK Lorran Fonseca Nicholls Jr. Hercules, Calif. LB Justin Johnson2 Sam Houston State Sr. Converse, Texas PR Davion Davis Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas In his fourth year with the program, head coach Campbell led the Bears to their first outright Southland championship with an undefeated 9-0 conference season – also a program-first.center_img DL P.J. Hall4 Sam Houston State Sr. Seguin, Texas QB Hayden Hildebrand2 Central Arkansas Sr. Bossier City, La. RB Corey Avery3 Sam Houston State Sr. Dallas, Texas KR Desmond Hite UIW So. Cypress, Texas PK Gunnar Raborn McNeese Jr. Lafayette, La. WR Damion Jeanpiere Nicholls Jr. Kenner, La. DB Alize Ward Stephen F. Austin So. San Diego, Calif. QB Jeremiah Briscoe2 Sam Houston State Sr. Houston, Texas RB Carlos Blackman Central Arkansas So. Gosnell, Ark. RB Kyran Irvin Nicholls So. Darrow, La. 2017 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Defense WR Yedidiah Louis3 Sam Houston State Sr. New Orleans, La. DB Tremon Smith3 Central Arkansas Sr. Anniston, Ala. Odum was a driving force behind the Central Arkansas defense this year, ranking sixth in the country with 6.5 solo tackles per game. He registered 106 total tackles for the Bears, including 8.0 for losses and four sacks. KR Juwan Petit-Frere Southeastern Louisiana So. Orlando, Fla. OL Ryan Hanley Nicholls Jr. Metaire, La. The Bearkats led the way with 13 total all-conference selections while the Bears earned 12. Nicholls garnered 10 total spots, followed by McNeese (six) and Southeastern Louisiana (five). Houston Baptist, UIW and Stephen F. Austin all earned three picks while Abilene Christian, Lamar and Northwestern State all named a lone member to the all-conference teams. LB Allen Pittman2 Nicholls So. St. Rose, La. OL Eric David Sam Houston State So. Richmond, Texas P Christian Guzman Houston Baptist Sr. Brookshire, Texas WR Davion Davis2 Sam Houston State Jr. Hutto, Texas 2017 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Offense 2017 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Defense TE/HB Lawayne Ross McNeese So. Richwood, Texas DL Sully Laiche2 Nicholls So. Gramercy, La. DL John Franklin3 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Greenville, Texas DL Kenny Dotson Nicholls Jr. Plaquemine, La. DL Chris Stewart Sam Houston State Jr. Petal, Miss. Cook was one of three Central Arkansas offensive linemen named to the first team, a corps that surrendered a Southland-best six sacks and helped clear the gaps for the league’s second-best rushing offense (207.8 yards per game) in all games.Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Davion Davis of Sam Houston State, who was also named a first team wide receiver, offensive all-purpose player and punt returner. The junior out of Hutto, Texas, was top five nationally in four different categories: First in punt return touchdowns (two), second in receiving touchdowns (14), second in total touchdowns (17) and fifth in scoring (9.3 points per game). His 102 total points scored is third in the FCS, one point behind fellow Bearkat, placekicker Tre Honshtein. OL Mitchell Watanabe Sam Houston State Jr. San Antonio, Texas Pos. Name School Class Hometown OL Andy Dodd McNeese Gr. Lindale, Ga. 2017 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Offense DB Corey Abraham Nicholls Jr. Breaux Bridge, La. DB Juan Jackson Central Arkansas So. Gardendale, Ala. Pos. Name School Class Hometown P Joe Zema UIW Gr. Melbourne, Australia PR Max Lyons Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. DB Ahmani Martin Nicholls Jr. Reserve, La.last_img read more

Import wants more from Iriga teammates after win over BaliPure

first_imgThe 6-foot-2 open spiker, who came from a tour of duty in Switzerland, said the Lady Oragons had a lot to work on in training despite the victory.“These are hardworking guys and tonight we are learning a lot of things that we can improve at,” said Ubben, who made seven kill-blocks, 13 excellent digs and 15 excellent receptions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFellow import Lauren Whyte added 17 points, while Hezzymie Acuna and Grazzielle Bombita chipped in nine and seven points, respectively.“We don’t know how we would come out tonight with my new teammates, but getting the win is always good,” added Ubben. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Earlier, Instituto Estetico Manila dealt Army its second straight defeat, carving out a 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 victory to join Air Force and newcomer Vice Co in the early lead in the men’s division.Meanwhile, Air Force repulsed PLDT, 25-15, 22-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ It helped that the Lady Oragons faced the Purest Water Defenders, who were led by young and inexperienced players.UAAP juniors MVP Mhicaela Belen and fellow National University spiker Princess Robles were the go-to girls of the Purest Water Defenders.Belen topscored with 17, for BaliPure-NU while Robles and import Alexis Matthews had 15 points each.Iriga-Navy took the first two sets and appeared ready for a sweep until the Lady Oragons, cheered upon by Iriga City Mayor Madelaine Alfelor, fell into complacency in the third frame.Despite the loss, BaliPure hopes to bounce back in their succeeding games with Janisa Johnson expected to suit up as the team’s other reinforcement.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Joyme Cagande of Balipure try to score off the Iriga Phl Navy , at the Filoil arena in San Juan .INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZFor Macy Ubben, getting the win on her first match with Iriga-Navy is good. But finding out that there’s room for improvement is a lot better.The native of Ackley, Iowa, unloaded 26 points to power Iriga-Navy past BaliPure-NU, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Junior Blu Girls gear up for Asian tilt In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf to Dedicate Chief Suah Koko Center

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to perform the dedicatory ceremony for Chief Suah Koko Center for Rural Women’s Empowerment on Monday, June 9, at the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.The ceremony is part of a number of activities commemorating the five-year anniversary of the ABIC.The event will take place at the newly constructed edifice of the Chief Suah Koko Center situated on the campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County and will be graced by senior government officials, traditional leaders, local authorities, national and international partners including the Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Dr. Theodosia Sowa. The Suah Koko Center will be ‘first-a-center’ that will provide for the exclusive training, development and empowerment of rural women in Liberia.  It is named in honor of Madam Suah Koko, a prominent and renowned Liberian female paramount chief in the 1800s.  She is known historically as a legendary peacemaker and stateswoman, when women were rarely seen and even more rarely heard.  Her diplomatic forays to get warring chiefs to join the Republic of Liberia and establish a strong nation is still unsurpassed.The completion of the physical structure of the Chief Suah Koko Center fulfills a promise by President Sirleaf at the launch of the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Fendell during the International Women’s Colloquium on March 8, 2009.During that event, President Sirleaf praised women, whose contributions to Liberia remain of great historical significance, pinpointing Madam Suah Koko, as a national hero. The President stated that whereas, Angie Brooks was Liberia’s icon, admired and respected within the international circle, Madam Suah Koko was an emblem of peace and was hailed nationally for her numerous contributions to the Republic of Liberia. The Liberian leader noted that based on these contributions, a center specifically for the empowerment and capacity building of rural women would be constructed in honor of Madam Suah Koko.The Angie Brooks International Center then committed itself to secure funding for the construction of the Chief Suah Koko Center with the intent to create linkage between the two entities and to support the Liberian Government’s endeavor to empower women through the Ministry of Gender and Development. The project started since 2010 with support from national and international partners including the Government of Canada and ECOBank Liberia.  The government through the office of the President provided the remaining funding for the successful completion of the Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cosmetologist charged for throwing muddy water at PPP protesters

first_imgThe woman, who allegedly threw dirty gutter water on a group of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) protesters on July 19, 2019, at Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, was on Monday charged for the offence and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cassandra Amsterdam being escorted from the scene Friday lastCassandra AmsterdamCassandra Amsterdam, 24, who is a squatter at Lot 48 Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and initially pleaded guilty to the charge.In an explanation to the court, she claimed that on July 19, her child was asleep and the protesters were making “a set of unnecessary noise in front her house”.Amsterdam further claimed that she threw a cup of clean water into the crowd but it did not catch anyone, after which she apologised for the act.The Magistrate, after listening to the woman’s explanation, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. The woman was released on $5000 bail and the case was adjourned.Reports are on July 19, as hundreds of PPP supporters were protesting in front of the Guyana Elections Commission, Amsterdam hurled expletives at the protesters and then proceeded into her home, brought out a cutlass and threatened the peaceful protesters.The woman along with others in the yard were seen with knives in their hands threatening the protesters. Several of the protesters said that Amsterdam then took a bucket and dipped it in a nearby gutter and threw the muddy water at them. She then ran inside, picked up a pitchfork and proceeded to exit the yard with intentions of confronting the protesters.Police ranks who were stationed at the protest quickly disarmed the pregnant woman and arrested her. She was then taken away in handcuffs.last_img read more

BREAKING: Persaud’s vote cannot be invalidated – Chief Justice

first_imgAs Chief Justice Roxanne George, SC, continues to give her decision on several aspects of the No Confidence Resolution challenge, she has since ruled that former AFC MP Charrandass Persaud’s vote cannot be invalidated. Stay tuned for more updates.last_img

NP Leisure Pool to Reduce Hours Temporarily

first_imgDue to a summer long staff shortage, the North Peace Leisure Pool will temporarily reduce its operating hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The Pool will close on Saturdays at 8pm and on Sundays at 6pm beginning Saturday, August 16th. We anticipate returning to normal operating hours on September 15th following our annual maintenance shutdown.This will only affect public swim. On Sunday evenings, lap swim will be scheduled from 5:00-6:00 pm.For information on upcoming courses to become a lifeguard, please call 787-8178.- Advertisement –last_img read more

City set to have fewer than 400 homicides this year

first_imgLos Angeles is on track to have fewer than 400 murders this year for the first time since 1970, police Chief William Bratton said today. Since Jan. 1, there have been 280 homicides in the city, 56 fewer than at this time last year. Violent crime overall is down 7.8 percent from last year. “As we enter the last four months of the year, Los Angeles stands a very good chance at the end of the year of having the lowest number of homicides since 1970 — that’s 37 years. This year we may end up with a total of about 400, down significantly from the over 600 that were occurring when I was appointed five years ago,” Bratton said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Compared to this time last year, the number of rapes is down 12.6 percent; robbery is down 6.4 percent; aggravated assaults are down 8.7 percent; burglary is down 2.1 percent; personal theft is down 6.8 percent; and car thefts are down 4.1 percent. Despite those decreases, more Angelenos are having property stolen from their cars. Thefts from cars is up 1.8 percent, or 362 more incidents than at this time last year. “People leaving computers, wallets, expensive sunglasses, you name it, in plain view in vehicles, often times unlocked,” Bratton said. “Why do you want to leave a laptop computer worth $1,500, with oftentimes all of your personal history, on the front seat of a car? It defies imagination.” last_img read more

Terry lined up for China move, Valdes will NOT be allowed to join Liverpool – talkSPORT paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…John Terry is being offered a big final pay-day in China. Chelsea captain Terry was a huge hit in the Far Eastern nation when he went on an ambassadorial tour of Guangzhou last summer. And he has had several offers from Chinese clubs, with question marks over his future at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to release Victor Valdes – on condition he does not join Liverpool. The Old Trafford giants are prepared to let the 33-year-old leave on a free transfer providing he moves abroad and does not sign for a Premier League rival. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho. The Portugal midfielder was linked with Arsenal over the summer, but now Chelsea are set to rival the Gunners for Carvalho’s signature. (Metro)Chelsea are expected to sign the former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a short-term basis as they seek experienced cover for their injured first-choice, Thibaut Courtois. (Guardian)Carlton Cole’s proposed move to Celtic could be in jeopardy after the former England striker suffered an injury in training. (Daily Express)Newcastle United will not let Emmanuel Riviere leave on loan when he returns from his knee injury after the international break – but they are still considering a temporary switch for Ivan Toney. (Newcastle Chronicle)Brazilian right-back Felipe Mattioni Rohde, 26, played Everton Under-21s earlier this week ahead of a possible move. (Liverpool Echo)And here’s the latest headlines…Reports – Croatia hitman rejected West Ham and Aston Villa in favour of summer Fiorentina moveTransfer report: Tottenham and Southampton could rekindle interest in £17.5m Porto starItaly and Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon hints at Premier League spell before ending his careerArsenal transfer report: AC Milan aim to fight Gunners to land ‘new Mesut Ozil’Arsenal and Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuain happy at Napoli, claims agentChelsea weigh up January move for Porto star Yacine BrahimiArsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani claims PSG exit was never likelylast_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known furniture companies has opened again – just months after it went into liquidation.Flanagan’s Furniture went bust last November with the loss of up to 50 jobs in stores across the country including its main outlet in Buncrana.But now the family behind the company have announced they are back in business. However anybody hoping to exchange vouchers or collect furniture from Flanagan’s of Buncrana will not be able to do so.The company sent text messages to thousands of customers over the weekend.The text message said ‘Flanagan’s Furniture is back! Showrooms at Shore front, Buncrana.’However despite contacting thousands of customers using previous contact lists, a spokesman at the new furniture outlet stressed they were not the same company. They said they were run by the Flanagan family but the old company was in the hands of liquidator Deloitte and Touche.“We are a different company. The previous company had a lot more employees – we only have three.“If you have a voucher or something then you will have to contact the liquidator,” said a spokesman.  FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE OPENS AGAIN MONTHS AFTER IT WENT INTO LIQUIDATION was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaFlanagan’s Furnitureliquidationlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s holy place of pilgrimage, Lough Derg, could soon be a hotspot for gold digging.Canadian company, Galantas Gold, which is already digging for gold in Omagh, has won a licence to explore near the shores of Lough Derg.Roland Phelps, Chief executive, Galantas Gold., said the development was still at a very early stage. It could take many years to find out if there is enough gold there to be economically viable, he added.Mr Phelps said they applied for the Donegal licence due to a “trend” in an area 550 sq kms in size, covering Omagh to Lack to Castlederg and over to Pettigo in Donegal.“This is very early stages and we won’t be drilling for quite a while. When we carry out our operations we are obviously sensitive to the local environment – you have to be.“We have to find targets first and the indications that we’ve got so far means that we have to follow up with a soil testing programme and do a lot of geophysical work on the those licensed areas first before we can find targets to drill.” He said drilling could be anything from one mile to 15 miles from Lough Derg, but said they would be sensitive to local concerns.“We are a little way away from Lough Derg, we’re not right on top of it,” he said.“When we carry out our operations we are obviously sensitive to the local environment – you have to be. But we don’t know what we’ll find until we look.”The Lough Derg pilgrimage site – believed to have been the first sanctuary of St Patrick – lies about four miles from the village of Pettigo.It has been a place of pilgrimage since the sixth century. GOLD DIGGERS EYE HOLY SITE IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more