Not so pretty in pink for the Ice Dogs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There was nothing good about that game,” said coach Rick Adduono after a lengthy postgame meeting with his team. “The first and second periods were awful. We played like we didn’t want the puck ? didn’t want to hit anybody. It was like men playing against boys. “It’s a critical time and we need to win, and that’s the bottom line.” It took the Ice Dogs exactly three minutes to fall behind 2-0 on a pair of soft goals by Kyle Peto, on a shot from the point, and Scott Burt, off a break down the left wing. That was the end for starting goalie Brett Jaeger, who, after just the two shots, was pulled in favor on Mike Brown. However, the goaltending switch proved to do nothing, as the rest of the team seemed equally unfocused and out of sync until the final 10 minutes. LONG BEACH – The Ice Dogs were pretty in pink Friday night. Pretty ugly, for the most part. center_img Wearing pink-lined jerseys for their Pink in the Rink breast cancer awareness promotion, the Ice Dogs were thoroughly dominated before their late rally came up short in a 5-3 loss to Idaho Steelheads before a crowd of 1,933 at the Long Beach Arena. While the Ice Dogs (20-31-3) fell flat early and couldn’t recover despite a three-goal third period, their two rivals in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot in the National Conference won Friday, leaving L.B. eight points behind Victoria and four behind Utah. last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: Reds signing could ruin Man United deal and more reports

first_img Samuel Eto’o: free agent – Good news for Liverpool fans: Eto’o wants to be a Gunner, say the paper that will go unnamed. Many Kopites were underwhelmed by the link with Eto’o, who still very much remains a back-up option for Rodgers. Ajax are also interested in the Cameroon attacker. 4 4 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping he has not finished his summer shopping yet.There’s still a Luis Suarez-shaped hole in the Anfield changing room and the boss hopes to bring in another goal scorer to add strength in depth up front.“There’s maybe an area or two we will look at, but if the right players become available then we will look to do something,” Rodgers said.Rickie Lambert has been brought in, while Belgium World Cup striker Divock Origi has been loaned to Lille for the season, which leaves Daniel Sturridge as the main man for the Reds in terms of conventional strikers. Former Liverpool star Steve Nicol, meanwhile, reckons Wilfried Bony is a forward his old club should target.Take a look at the gallery above, as talkSPORT brings you the latest on the search for another goal machine.And let us know who you think the Reds should target in the remainder of the summer window… Edinson Cavani: deal for PSG star could also scupper Man United’s ambitions – German publication Bild carry the Falcao reports from the Mirror, but add that Cavani is an option for the Reds, too. In addition, if the PSG striker did move to Anfield, then Angel di Maria would be free to move from Real Madrid to PSG, scuppering any hopes Man United hold of landing the coveted winger. 4 4 Radamel Falcao: on his way from Monaco? Click the arrow to see the latest on other reported Liverpool striker targets – Brendan Rodgers has admitted Liverpool are still in the marker for a striker and the Reds have been linked with some of the most lethal finishers on the continent. There is a glimmer of hope a deal for Falcao – yes, Falcao! – can be done, according to the Mirror. All the talk was that Falcao has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, despite his past success with city rivals Atletico – he won the 2012 Europa League in red and white stripes – but the chances of a transfer to the Spanish capital this summer are slim. He’s keen to leave France and Rodgers is apparently willing to wait until the transfer deadline and offer Falcao a year-long loan, to tempt him across the English Channel. Ezequiel Lavezzi: PSG – He’s not a striker, but the Daily Star claim talks on a new contract at PSG have stalled to leave Liverpool on alert. Apparently Rodgers would consider the Argentine forward, whose pace and trickery would fit into his Liverpool side. Lavezzi has dazzled over the past few years, first at Napoli and now in Paris. The player may cost £20m.last_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: SUPER-SUB McCOURT INSPIRES CELTS TO VICTORY

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT FIR PARK: THERE were rumours all around Glasgow this morning that defeat for Celtic here against Motherwell today would have spelled the end of Neil Lennon’s time in charge of the Hoops.The fans have been getting restless in recent weeks as Rangers, who have spent very little money, seem to be racing away with the title already.Today Celtic came to Fir Park and, inspired by Derry supersub Paddy McCourt, went home with three points in the bag. And a great deal of relief for players and fans alike, especially the few dozen fans who travelled once again from County Donegal. The result leaves Celtic 12 points behind Rangers with a game in hand.Michael Higdon had headed Mothewell into an 11th-minute lead but Anthony Stokes replied from close range just three minutes later.The turning point came 13 minutes from the end when Paddy McCourt replaced Samaras for the Hoops.The finest dribbler in the Scottish game ran at the terrified Motherwell defence three minutes later, and as they backed off, McCourt fed Stokes to his left who fired a ball across the face of the goal for Gary Hooper to score with the easiest of tap-ins. Motherwell’s hopes of a comeback were over soon afterwards when Tim Clancy was sent off for a foolish kick at Hooper.And after Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League win over Rennes at Parkhead, Lennon said the result showed his side are up for the title fight.He told ESPN TV: “On the back of what was a really physical game on Thursday to come here and win, it speaks volumes for the players.“We know they’ve got it. They’ve got talent in abundance.”THE HOOPS REPORT: SUPER-SUB McCOURT INSPIRES CELTS TO VICTORY was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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) Tags:Celticceltic fcmotherwellNeil LennonPaddy McCourtlast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES TRAVEL TO NEWRY FOR LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST DOWN

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies will finally open their Tesco National League Division 2 campaign in Newry this Sunday when they travel to take on Down.There was disappointment in the Donegal camp last weekend when ice and snow forced the postponement of the clash with Armagh in Glenfinn.But with calm and clear conditions forecast for Sunday, the clash with Down looks certain to go ahead at the excellent Abbey Grammar School pitches. Manager Davy McLaughlin and his squad have been working hard behind the scenes through the winter ready for this campaign.He and his coaching team have trawled through every club from Senior to Junior for players for this year’s panel.Aoife McDonnell and Niamh Hegarty, who have both returned from Australia, are named in the starting 15 and another emigrant – Yvonne McMonagle – will be back in Donegal later in the Spring.Sunday’s game throws in at 2pm and as always the Ladies are hoping for a good travelling support. Down lost heavily to Westmeath last time out.Donegal manager Davy McLaughlin told us: “The girls have worked very hard for the past few months; the sort of work no-one sees with regular gym sessions and outdoor sessions.“We are looking forward to the game with Down after the postponement of the Armagh game. Down will be looking to bounce back after the Westmeath match so we have to be wary. But we are ready and raring to go.”Elsewhere the Donegal U14 Girls travel to Sligo for a challenge game at St Mary’s GAA club in Sligo Town. Throw-in there is at noon tomorrow (Saturday).Laura Gallagher; Rose Boyle, Emer Gallagher, Nicole McLaughlin; Ciara Hegarty, Gemma Glackin, Deirdre Foley; Katie Herron (c), Aoife McDonnell; Karen Guthrie, Niamh Hegarty, Eilish Ward; Niamh McLaughlin, Amber Barrett, Roisin Curran. DONEGAL LADIES TRAVEL TO NEWRY FOR LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST DOWN was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegal ladiesDownlast_img read more

‘A modern day King’ – Tottenham fans love their World Cup superstar

first_img ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch 1 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Tottenham and Colombia star Davinson Sanchez battles with Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane. What a tackle from Sanchez. What a hero. It’s got me thinking – I think I’ve worked out why #GER struggled so much . . . they didn’t have any Spurs players! #COYS #THFC— Richard Clark (@Richard_Clark) June 28, 2018 Sanchez best tackler at Spurs since Ledley. Don’t @ me— Jay Leonard (@JLDenning23) June 28, 2018 What a fantastic last-ditch tackle that was from Davinson Sánchez. #THFC #WorldCup— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) June 28, 2018 Brilliant tackle from Sanchez!!!Correct decision to overturn! #worrldcup #sencol #coys— House of V (@Vxb1) June 28, 2018 Tottenham Hotspur fans love Colombian centre-back Davinson Sanchez even more after his stunning tackle at World Cup 2018.The Spurs star impressed in his debut campaign following a club-record £42million move from Ajax last summer, putting in some brilliant displays in both the Premier League and the Champions League. NO JOY What a tackle from Davinson Sanchez. That’s as good as a goal, this is where VAR becomes useful! #SEN #COL #SENCOL #COYS pic.twitter.com/n0QDYdJl67— COYS.com (@COYS_com) June 28, 2018 Sanchez absolutely owning Mane there – who tried to cheat – #COYS— Jay Dee (@Wobbly_Desk) June 28, 2018 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Latest World Cup 2018 news Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup That’s the Davinson Sanchez I know. Amazing recovery ability. #COYS #THFC #WorldCup #SENCOL— Jacob Doyle (@TheJacobDoyle) June 28, 2018 Shy guy Any #thfc fan will tell you – Davinson Sanchez has the look of a modern day @LedleyKing about him. Superb talent. What a tackle! #coys— Aaron (@aaronelli) June 28, 2018 Good times center_img misery talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Fallon d’Floor Sanchez excellent again at last-ditch tackling, a bit like some old centre-back of Spurs’ who did recover quickly from any mistakes. Which Ledley King wouldn’t make in the first place.— Aidan Radnedge (@aidanrad) June 28, 2018 SUPERSTITION Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers LU BEAUTY Sanchez has already made so many crucial tackles, he’s the only reason this is still level. 💙 Spurs represent— Jacob Rogers (@J_R0G) June 28, 2018 Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football #WorldCup confirming what us #Spurs fans have known all season. Davinson Sanchez is incredible! #SENCOL #Colombia #THFC #COYS— Wais (@WaisBashir) June 28, 2018 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings diamond geezer Pure class Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song He has proved his quality once again, but this time in Russia with stunning tackle on Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane.The referee actually gave a penalty for the challenge but it was quickly overruled by VAR as it was a stunningly timed move from Sanchez.You can see the tackle and what Tottenham fans had to say about it below. @GloryBoysTHFC Davidson Sanchez just did the best tackle of the World Cup ! Thank god for var because it was that good the ref gave a pen ! I rate him so highly he does have a mistake in him but so did King at the same age ! Awsome !— Darren Skelly (@darren_skelly) June 28, 2018 You’re the one last_img read more

MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDH

first_imgBeidh deis ag cuid de na daltaí a fhreastalóidh ar chúrsa Gaeilge i dTír Chonaill an samhradh seo, an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim le cabhair ón damhsóir aitheanta ón tSiombáib, Tura Aratura.Beidh Tura, a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas rince ar an sean-nós ag Oireachtas 2011 agus a bhí le feiceáil ar Nationwide ar RTÉ1 le déanaí, ag múineadh damhsa ar an sean-nós agus hip hap ar chúrsa A ag Coláiste Chill Chartha i nDún na nGall.“Tá sceitimíní orm faoi pháirt a ghlacadh i gcúrsa mar seo den chéad uair. Thosaigh mé ag foghlaim na Gaeilge sé bliana ó shin sa Chultúrlann i mBéal Feirste agus tá mé ag tabhairt faoi dhioplóma sa Ghaeilge  in Ollscoil Uladh.” Tá lúcháir ar Mhairéad Ní Bhrádaigh, stiúrthóir Choláiste Chill Chartha, go mbeidh Tura páirteach sa chúrsa: “Tá an-chraic ag baint leis agus tá sé iontach maith ag fáil daoine ag caint Gaeilge. Síleann daoine go bhfuil an Ghaeilge difriúil i dTír Chonaill ach is í an Ghaeilge chéanna atáimid uilig ag scríobh síos, níl ach roinnt focail difriúil.”D’fhoghlaim Tura a chuid steipeanna ó Phádraig Ó hOibicín, muintir Uí Dhubháin agus Emma Ní Shúilleabháin.Dúirt sé go raibh sé iontach bródúil as páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas rince ar an sean-nós ag an Oireachtas anuraidh agus go mbeidh sé páirteach ann arís i mbliana.“Tá mé ag foghlaim cúpla amhrán ar an sean-nós faoi láthair agus ba mhaith liom a bheith páirteach sa chomórtas sin freisin,” a dúirt sé. Tá Tura ag obair ar amhrán ‘rap-nós’ do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Tír gan Teanga an t-ainm atá air agus seolfar é roimh an bhféile.* This story appeared in Foinse on Wednesday, February 22. Reproduced with the kind permission of Foinse – Ireland’s national Irish language newspaper which is free with the Irish Independent every Wednesday.  MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDH was last modified: February 24th, 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) Tags:Coláiste Chill CharthaDún na nGall.MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDHlast_img read more

MARIA RUNS AWAY WITH DUBLIN MARATHON TITLE

first_imgMaria McCambridge Dublin Marathon 2013 Image credit: @DublinMarathonLetterkenny woman Maria McCambridge came out on top as the Ladies Winner today’s Airtricity Dublin Marathon.Maria is the first Irish woman to win the Dublin Marathon since Sonia O’Sullivan in 2000.She retained her 2012 Irish victor’s title with an unofficial time of 2:38.51. Maria looked set for a sure victory as the leading lady for 18 miles and a halfway time of 1:19.25.Tension rose when Cork’s Claire McCarthy-Gibbons overtook her and it was a tight race for the last six miles right up to the finishing post.Maria McCambridge hugged by husband Gary Crossan at Dublin Marathon 2013.Image Credit: @dublinmarathonMaria is married to well-known Letterkenny athlete Gary Crossan. Gary finished the race just after Maria.Maria runs for Dundrum South Dublin. Her clubmate, Joe Sweeney, came second in the men’s category. Joe Hehir was the overall victor of the Dublin Marathon, finishing at 2:18:19. He was the first Irish man to win the race in 20 years. MARIA RUNS AWAY WITH DUBLIN MARATHON TITLE was last modified: October 28th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:2013DUBLIN MARATHONgary crossanMaria McCambridgelast_img read more

Harris Vandal-izing credible polls

first_img How else to describe the fact that Idaho, which is 0-4, received five votes in the Harris Poll? Idaho isn’t merely 0-4, it’s the only team Washington and Hawaii have defeated this season and is one of the 10 worst teams in the country. The Harris Poll made its unimpressive debut this week. Actually, it’s called the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, although we’re not quite sure what’s interactive about it unless you have a vote. And if you have a vote, there’s some explaining to do. The poll, created after the Associated Press withdrew its top-25 poll from the Bowl Championship Series formula, offered one of the worst examples of voting in its debut. There also is an unseemly bit of self-promotion in the Harris Poll’s introduction. Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner, the only active NFL player with a vote, scheduled a live chat on the Internet to discuss his picks. It’s doubtful the BCS wanted such a sideshow associated with its new poll. U-S-Who? South Florida’s 45-14 upset of Louisville put “USF” on the map just eight years after the school started playing football. The rapidly improving Bulls became a Division I-A team in 2001, joined Conference USA in 2003 and entered the Big East this season. South Florida’s success likely will help overcome two major image problems. It is not located in South Florida – it’s in Tampa. And one of its best-known graduates is the comedian Gallagher, who makes jokes about his alma mater and refers to it as Drive-Thru U, poking fun of it commuter-school reputation. One of his classic lines: “Can I get a hamburger, fries, coke … and a communications degree, please?” Win big or don’t win at all: Alabama coach Mike Shula is 0-9 in games decided by seven points or less. All 14 of his victories are by at least 10 points. He is 14-15 overall. Player of the Week: South Florida linebacker Ben Moffitt made 14 tackles, two for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Bulls’ upset of Louisville. NFL attack: Nebraska is 3-0, but coach Bill Callahan’s West Coast offense continues to struggle. The Huskers are 107th nationally with an average of 271.3 yards per game. Patience with Pitt? Coach Dave Wannstedt’s 1-3 start already has him looking at recruiting to mollify fans’ uneasiness. The Panthers have 17 oral commitments for next season and have secured nearly every top senior in Western Pennsylvania. Wannstedt predicts Pitt’s recruiting class is “going to be a top-10, possibly better, class in the entire country.” Unlikely appearance: Former Taft High of Woodland Hills quarterback Rick Clausen didn’t expect to play in Monday’s overtime victory against LSU. He strolled out to midfield for the coin toss wearing a backward cap, expecting to watch starter Erik Ainge. When Ainge struggled, Clausen came in and overcame a 21-0 halftime deficit to lead the Volunteers to a 30-27 victory. Clausen, who started his career at LSU, didn’t sound too thrilled about the victory. “Tiger Stadium is a great atmosphere, but to be honest, I didn’t even want to be here,” Clausen said. “I didn’t agree with the decision (to bench Ainge), but those 70 other guys in there picked me up. God works in mysterious ways.” Scott Wolf’s college football column appears Thursdays in the Daily News. He can be reached at scott.wolf@dailynews.com. COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS Team, Last Week 1. USC (3-0) 1 Maybe Leinart will find ball moist in desert. 2. Texas (3-0) 2 Defense allowed two touchdowns all year. 3. LSU (1-1) 3 So much for that big coming home party. 4. Virginia Tech (4-0) 4 Special teams, defense scored 3 TDs. 5. Florida (4-0) 5 Meyer has led at the end of 43 straight quarters. 6. Florida State (3-0) 6 Noles’ running game is nonexistent. 7. Georgia (4-0) 7 Week off to watch Tennessee twice in one week. 8. Tennessee (2-1) 8 Clausen wins job … again. 9. Ohio State (3-1) 9 Held Iowa to minus-9 yards rushing. 10. Miami (2-1) 10 South Florida goes for second stunner. 11. California (4-0) 14 Bears sixth in nation in rushing offense (275.8 ypg). 12. Arizona State (3-1) 15 This is usually where Sun Devils go sour. 13. Michigan State (4-0) 16 Fast forward to Ohio State on Oct. 15. 14. Notre Dame (3-1) 11 Weis survives with eight new defensive starters. 15. UCLA (3-0) 19 Washington gives Bruins second straight week off. 16. West Virginia (4-0) NR Could be short stay in rankings, with Va. Tech ahead. 17. Texas A&M (2-1) 21 Baylor looks to embarrass Aggies for second year. 18. Auburn (3-1) 22 Irons wants revenge against former school (South Carolina). 19. Alabama (4-0) 25 National respect comes by beating Florida. 20. Louisville (2-1) 12 South Florida? Say it again. South Florida? 21. Oregon (3-1) 17 Ducks gave nation hope for one half against USC. 22. Wisconsin (4-0) NR Never underestimate Badgers at home. 23. Fresno State (2-1) 20 The kings of Tuesday night football. 24. Georgia Tech (3-1) 13 QB Ball hurried 16 times by Virginia Tech. 25. Michigan (4-0) 11 Henne’s been all downhill since Rose Bowl. BY THE NUMBERS 114 Weeks Michigan ranked in top 25 until Monday’s AP poll. 6.2 Yards per carry for Minnesota’s Laurence Maroney. 2 Number of Memphis quarterbacks to break a leg. $850,000 Amount Texas Tech paid Florida International, Sam Houston State and Indiana State for home games. THE LIST How instant replay has affected the Big 12 this season: Date, Games, Plays reviewed, Plays overturned, Length of review 9/3 8 7 3 1:45 9/10 8 5 3 1:31 9/17 7 5 2 1:23 9/24 3 4 2 1:43 Totals 26 19 10 1:36 THE RUMOR MILL San Diego State will fire coach Tom Craft if the Aztecs don’t rebound quickly from a 1-3 start. THEY SAID IT “To tell the truth, I did not know a couple of them were still alive.” – Former Arizona coach John Mackovic reviewing the list of fellow Harris Poll voters. BEST BET Mississippi vs. No. 10 Tennessee, 12:30 p.m. The Volunteers are back at it just five days after beating LSU. New Ole Miss coach Ed Oregeron, a former USC assistant, is finding out how tough life is in the SEC after a 1-2 start. – Scott Wolf 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 An aberration perhaps to an otherwise sensible poll? Not quite. Arizona, 1-2 with a lone victory over Northern Arizona, received 10 votes. Syracuse (1-2) received five votes, and Bowling Green (1-2) got three. All four teams outpolled Wyoming (3-1), which had just one vote, and although Toledo was 3-0 at the time of the poll’s release, it received fewer votes than Idaho. Maybe this should be expected from a poll that has Gene Bartow, a successful former basketball coach, among its voters. The Harris Poll was set up to ignore preseason biases and allow teams a better chance to come out of nowhere and make an impact without having to leapfrog the usual suspects. Yet the Harris Poll’s top three teams are identical to the AP’s and coaches’ top three. About the only real difference in the top 10 is at No. 10. Michigan State is 10th in the Harris Poll, 11th in the AP and 12th by the coaches, so it is hardly correcting an injustice. last_img read more

Football Routs Valpo, 34-7

first_img Stats Stats (PDF) John Hugunin Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Bulldogs’ defense held Valparaiso to 208 yards of total offense to lead Drake University football team to a dominating 34-7 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday at Drake Stadium.”It was a great team win. Our defense was outstanding and couldn’t be more pleased,” said head coach Rick Fox.The Bulldogs’ defense limited Valpo to just 43 yards rushing and 165 yards passing, led by fifth-year senior linebacker John Hugunin. Hugunin was all over the field for Drake, as he recorded his first career interception, blocked a punt, forced a fumble and tallied seven tackles (five solo). John Bloss and Michael Roane also registered seven tackles apiece to round Drake’s top tacklers.Offensively, the Bulldogs saw junior running back Conley Wilkins score three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. After missing last week’s game due to an injury, Wilkins finished his day with 59 rushing yards on 12 carries and two receptions for 24 yards.Drake registered its third game of season with over 200 yards rushing, totaling 205, while Gary Scott and Brock Reichardt added 50 and 49 rushing yards, respectively.”Conley Wilkins is a great running back, but we got four pretty good running backs. And the offensive line is giving them a chance to run with it, so we need to continue to have that,” said Fox. Hugunin blocked a punt near the end of the first quarter set up the Bulldogs to score the first points of the game. Rice found Gallery deep in the middle of the field for a 32-yard reception to put Drake on the three yard line. On the very next play, Willkins had his first carry of the game be a three-yard touchdown, to put Drake up 7-0.The Bulldogs then went up 14-0 early in the second quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by Wilkins.Drake managed to get the ball into Crusader territory a few more times in the second quarter but came up empty, taking a 14-0 lead at halftime.Drake relied on Wilkins on the opening drive of the third quarter as he totaled 66 of Drake’s 89 yards recorded in the 11-play scoring drive. The Bulldogs drove down to Valpo’s 12 yard line and went for it on fourth and four. Quarterback Andy Rice was flushed from the pocket and found an open Wilkins, and Wilkins went on to leap into the end zone to give Drake a 21-0 advantage.On Valpo’s ensuing drive, the Bulldogs stopped the Crusaders on fourth and three, giving DU’s offense the ball on Valpo’s 41 yard line. Drake took advantage of the great field position once again with Reichardt capping off the eight-play drive by scoring his first collegiate touchdown to push Drake’s lead to 28-0 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter.Midway through the fourth-quarter, Valpo  was finally able to break through Drake’s stout defense when Ryan Clarke completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Frank Catrine.Prior to Valpo’s touchdown, Josh Lee nailed a 37 yard field goal and then made a 35-yard field after the Crusaders’ score for a final score of 34-7.Drake travels to San Diego on Oct. 17 with kickoff set for 2 p.m. local time.Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Conley Wilkins Story Linkscenter_img Photo Gallery Preview at San Diego 10/17/2015 – 4:00 PM John Bloss Rick Fox Michael Roane last_img read more

MAN DUE IN COURT AFTER 60KM DONEGAL CAR CHASE

first_imgThe scene of the crashA 20-year-old man will appear in court today charged in connection with a series of driving offences in Co Donegal yesterday.The man, who has an address in Derry, was arrested last night by Gardaí. The arrest came just hours after a man driving a Nissan Primera fled the scene of a crash on foot – and wearing just one shoe –  in Letterkenny.That man had been tailed by Gardai from Ardara on Wednesday afternoon after he was spotted driving dangerously in the area.But instead of pulling over the man continued to drive at speed.Attempts to stop the suspect using a Stinger device failed with Gardai fearing the driver could cause serious harm to other road users.The subsequent chase lasted close to an hour and came to a sudden and dramatic end in Letterkenny.He drove into an Audi A4 on De Valera Road – close to Letterkenny’s fire station – at 4.20pm.The one-shoed suspect was apprehended close to the Polestar roundabout later.He was last night charged at Letterkenny Garda Station with a number of alleged offences. He will appear at Sligo District Court later today.MAN DUE IN COURT AFTER 60KM DONEGAL CAR CHASE was last modified: March 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:car crashde valera roadletterkennySligo District Courtlast_img read more