Players tournament – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 10:42:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://staticgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155850.888-150x150.png Players tournament – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ 32 32 World Cup teams drop ‘OneLove’ armband amid FIFA row https://staticgamer.com/world-cup-teams-drop-onelove-armband-amid-fifa-row/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 10:14:50 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/world-cup-teams-drop-onelove-armband-amid-fifa-row/ The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands will not wear the “OneLove” anti-discrimination armband in their opening World Cup games after confirmed that their captains will receive yellow cards if they take part in the initiative. The announcement came just before the expected start of their World Cup campaigns. National federations […]]]>

The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands will not wear the “OneLove” anti-discrimination armband in their opening World Cup games after confirmed that their captains will receive yellow cards if they take part in the initiative.

The announcement came just before the expected start of their World Cup campaigns. National federations said they were prepared to pay a fine for their captains to wear the ‘OneLove’ armband, but once it became clear their captains would be fined, they had to change their plans.

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“FIFA has been very clear that they will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the pitch,” read a joint statement from the nations. “As national federations we cannot put our players in a position where they could face sporting sanctions, including bookings, so we have asked captains not to attempt to wear the armbands during football matches. the FIFA World Cup.

“We were prepared to pay fines that would normally apply to breaches of kit regulations and we were firmly committed to wearing the armband. However, we cannot put our players in the situation where they could be warned or even forced to leave the field of play.

“We are very frustrated with FIFA’s decision which we believe is unprecedented – we wrote to FIFA in September to inform them of our wish to wear the ‘OneLove’ armband to actively support inclusion in football , and we have had no response. Our players and coaches are disappointed – they are strong believers in inclusion and will show their support in other ways.”

FIFA announced before the start of the tournament that they would have seven different armbands available for each round of the competition, each with various social messaging slogans. But shortly after the seven nations announced they would not be wearing the ‘OneLove’ armband on Monday, FIFA announced it would make the ‘No Discrimination’ armband available throughout the tournament, when it was due previously be taken to the quarter-finals.

“Following discussions, FIFA can confirm that its ‘Non-Discrimination’ campaign has been brought forward from the planned quarter-final stage so that all 32 captains have the opportunity to wear this armband during the World Cup. of FIFA, Qatar 2022,” the statement said.

“This is in accordance with article 13.8.1 of the FIFA Equipment Regulations, which states: ‘For FIFA final competitions, the captain of each team must wear the captain’s armband provided by FIFA. “”

The Dutch were the first to publicly announce that Virgil van Dijk wouldn’t wear the armband. The KNVB statement on the decision said: “Today, a few hours before the first match, it was made clear to us by FIFA (officially) that the captain will receive a yellow card if he wears the captain’s armband. “OneLove”.We deeply regret that it was not possible to reach a reasonable solution together.

“We stand for the ‘OneLove’ message and will continue to spread it, but our #1 priority at the World Cup is to win the games. You don’t want the captain to start the game with a yellow card. That’s why it is with heavy hearts that we, as a UEFA task force, KNVB and as a team, had to decide to abandon our plan.”

The KNVB added: “As previously announced, the KNVB would have paid a possible fine for wearing the captain’s armband ‘OneLove’, but that FIFA wants to punish us on the pitch for this has never been seen. It goes to against the spirit of our a sport that connects millions of people. Together with the other countries concerned, we will take a critical look at our relationship with FIFA in the coming period.”

France, which was also part of the initiative, will not wear the armband either. French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet had said he would prefer players not to wear the rainbow armbands, while captain Hugo Lloris reiterated the team’s stance at a press conference on Monday after saying there was “too much pressure”. on the players to demonstrate in Qatar.

Nine nations, including Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, agreed in September to wear the armband as a symbol of diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination amid concerns over Qatar’s record on of human rights.

FIFA and UEFA generally do not allow teams to make political statements, but European football’s governing body has granted a waiver for armbands to be worn at their UEFA Nations League matches.

FIFA has not made its position clear and, just a day before the start of the World Cup, has launched its own armbands which all captains must wear to promote social awareness. The nine nations, of which only seven are present at the World Cup, were prepared to accept a fine for doing the gesture, but there were suggestions that each captain could receive a yellow card at the start of each game.

And on the day European nations were about to kick off their World Cup campaigns, they took the unilateral decision not to wear the armband for fear their captains would be punished.

The day before England’s opener against Iran, their captain Harry Kane announced that he planned to wear it.

“I think we’ve made it clear as a team, as a staff and as an organization that we want to wear the armband,” Kane said on Sunday. “I know the FA are talking to FIFA at the moment and I’m sure by the time of the match tomorrow we’ll have the decision. I think we’ve made it clear that we want to wear it. “

Dutch manager Louis van Gaal and captain Van Dijk have been asked if they will wear the armband at the press conference the day before their opening game. Van Gaal, the Dutch coach, replied: “I’m not going to talk about political issues anymore, I’m talking about this upcoming game and I’m putting a full stop on all these issues.

“After inviting the migrants to attend a training session, I asked all our players to put an end to this and focus on the game against Senegal.”

Other nations had confirmed they planned to wear the armband, with Wales and Germany doing so this weekend.

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Evansville Volleyball to Host Missouri Valley Conference Tournament https://staticgamer.com/evansville-volleyball-to-host-missouri-valley-conference-tournament/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:26:16 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/evansville-volleyball-to-host-missouri-valley-conference-tournament/ EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Tuesday marked a historic night for the University of Evansville volleyball program. The Purple Aces beat Indiana State 3-1 (24-26, 25-8, 25-23, 25-23) to close out the regular season and clinch their best Missouri Valley Conference record at 11-7, breaking the 10-win mark set in 2000. Giulia Cardona, who won MVC Freshman […]]]>

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Tuesday marked a historic night for the University of Evansville volleyball program.

The Purple Aces beat Indiana State 3-1 (24-26, 25-8, 25-23, 25-23) to close out the regular season and clinch their best Missouri Valley Conference record at 11-7, breaking the 10-win mark set in 2000. Giulia Cardona, who won MVC Freshman of the Year last season, broke the program’s single-season win record with 508. At the start of the season, Alondra Vazquez broke the program’s all-time record.

Tuesday’s victory was the EU’s sixth in their last seven matches, their best run of the season. Culminating just in time for the MVC tournament, which is exactly what coach Fernando Morales wanted as the Aces prepare to host the league tournament at Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

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Blue Hose takes on Campbell in Big South Tournament semi-finals https://staticgamer.com/blue-hose-takes-on-campbell-in-big-south-tournament-semi-finals/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:18:34 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/blue-hose-takes-on-campbell-in-big-south-tournament-semi-finals/ History links The Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s soccer team travels to North Carolina to face the Campbell Camels in the semifinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Sunday night. Match: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (10-4-2, BSC: 3-3-2) at Campbell Camels (10-3-5, BSC: 6-1-1) Date: sunday november 6 Time: […]]]>

The Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s soccer team travels to North Carolina to face the Campbell Camels in the semifinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Sunday night.

Match: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (10-4-2, BSC: 3-3-2) at Campbell Camels (10-3-5, BSC: 6-1-1)

Date: sunday november 6

Time: 6:00 p.m.

To place: Eakes Complex (Buies Creek, North Carolina)

Look: ESPN+

Live statistics: Statbroadcast.com

Last outing
Behind a solid defensive performance and goals from Nil Nguidjol and Nacho Gallego, the Blue Hose defeated the Winthrop Eagles, 2-0, at Martin Stadium in their final regular season game. With the win, Presbyterian clinched a spot in the Big South Conference four-team tournament.

All-Big South Conference Honors
Junior midfielder Laurent Nagy was named first team All-Big South. Senior Striker Nacho Gallego and junior midfielder Carson Griffith were both second-team All-Big South selections. second striker Nil Nguidjol was named Honorable Mention All-Big South. First year guard Leo Stritter earned Big South All-Freshman team honors. Junior midfielder Niklas Hoener was named to the Big South All-Academic Team.

Big South Conference Tournament
Presbyterian makes his seventh appearance in the Big South Tournament. The Blue Hose are the fourth seed. This is the second highest seed the Blue Hose have had in the program’s Big South Conference tournament history, Presbyterian was the third seed in 2018. In 2017, Presbyterian won the Big South tournament Conference and in 2018 the Blue Hose lost in the Championship. Tournament game. In the Big South Conference tournament, the Blue Hose are 5-4-3.

Blue Pipe Stats
Gallego leads the team with five goals. Nagy, who scored four game-winning goals, and Gerard Lopez, who scored two game-winning goals, is tied for second on the team with four goals apiece. Nguidjol is fourth in the team with three goals. Vidar Ragnarssonand Hunt Kennedy are tied for fifth on the team with two goals apiece. The Blue Hose have a balanced offensive offense with 12 different players scoring goals this season. Nguidjol (three assists), Griffith (two assists), Hoener (two assists), David Lemon (two passes), and Jordan Johnson (two assists) have delivered several assists this season. The Blue Hose are fourth in the Big South Conference and 72nd in the nation in offense with an average of 1.67 goals per game.

The Blue Hose defense behind the play of goalkeepers Stritter and James Dee and defenders Ragnarsson, Johnson, Sheikh Atamao, Connor Hudson, Uriel Ferguson, Ryan Galloway, Jose Ladoand Jamari Busby recorded eight shutouts while posting a 1.19 goals-against average. Presbyterian ranks third in the Big South Conference and 75th in the nation in goals-against average.

Big South Weekly Price
Last week, Gallego earned Big South Offensive Player of the Week honors, becoming the second player in program history to be named Big South Offensive Player of the Week.

Last week, Stritter was named Big South Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season (September 6, September 12 and October 24). He is the first player in program history to earn multiple Big South Freshman of the Week honors.

Earlier this season, Ragnarsson was named Big South Conference Rookie of the Week (Sept. 19). Ragnarsson was the sixth different player in program history to claim Big South Player of the Week honors. He was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

Hudson was the Big South Defensive Player of the Week (September 12). Hudson is the fifth player in program history to earn Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Presbyterian-Campbell Series
Sunday’s game will be the 16e meeting between Presbyterian and Campbell, who leads the all-time series 10-5. In their most recent meeting, Campbell beat Presbyterian, 3-0, at home last Saturday.



Campbell Scouting
Nine Campbell players have earned All-Big South Conference honors. Campbell won the Big South regular season title for the third time in the past four years. The Camels enter Sunday’s game ranked 30the in the country in scoring, averaging 2.06 goals per game and 28e goals against with an average of 0.89 goals against.


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PGA Champion Shaun Micheel is enjoying life as an assistant coach at Butler https://staticgamer.com/pga-champion-shaun-micheel-is-enjoying-life-as-an-assistant-coach-at-butler/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 13:40:38 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/pga-champion-shaun-micheel-is-enjoying-life-as-an-assistant-coach-at-butler/ Colby Huffman was looking for someone who could benefit his golf team in multiple ways. Before the start of the 2022-23 college season, Huffman, Butler’s men’s head coach, needed an assistant. He wanted someone who could help not only with swings and mental approaches, but also with playing experience at different levels. He wanted someone […]]]>

Colby Huffman was looking for someone who could benefit his golf team in multiple ways.

Before the start of the 2022-23 college season, Huffman, Butler’s men’s head coach, needed an assistant. He wanted someone who could help not only with swings and mental approaches, but also with playing experience at different levels. He wanted someone who could take his team to another level.

Enter Shaun Michael. Yes, the great champion who won his only PGA Tour title at the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

“I had reached out to some of my coaching buddies and asked their thoughts on certain people,” Huffman said. “I finally called Shaun out of the blue. He was interested in coaching.

Micheel’s playing career isn’t over — he still practices a lot between watching his daughter’s high school football games or visiting his older kids in college at Ole Miss — but he’s started to look at what could be next. Huffman’s call and the friendship the two had previously built opened the door for Micheel to get into training and try his luck. Now Butler’s men’s golf team has a PGA champion on his side, a major asset that Huffman hoped would pay dividends well into the spring.

A rough plaque on the 18th hole commemorates the 7 iron shot that Shaun Micheel hit 174 yards during the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. (Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

“I’ve given many speeches at clinics where I’ve offered my advice, and I’ve never really been able to see where that advice went,” Micheel said. “When you’re playing in a pro-am and helping that person, you may never see that person again to see if they’ve improved or to see if what you said to them was a load of garbage. “

Micheel, 53, will now be able to see that advice come to fruition during the season.

Huffman said he and Micheel met nearly a decade ago and have stayed in touch ever since. That’s why it was easy for Micheel to say yes to the assistant position, even though he still lives in Tennessee.

He won’t be at every practice and he hasn’t been at every tournament in Butler’s fall season. He made his debut in October at the Xavier Invitational in Ohio. While Micheel may not be as active as Huffman, his impact cannot be underestimated.

There have been several phone calls and messages with players from the team. From ideas on swing thoughts to mental approach, it’s fair to say that Butler’s student-athletes use Micheel and his expertise as an advantage.

And they should. Having a major champion as a college coach is basically unheard of.

“It has been a long time since I attended a golf tournament as a non-participant,” Micheel said. “I didn’t really know what to expect.”

Forget the nervousness of the first tee as a competitor. Michel admitted that he had them as his assistant.

Much like a golfer discovers what a golf course is like during a round, Micheel was beginning to get a feel for how to be an assistant in his first tournament.

He had to weigh whether he should step in and say something to any of the players and how much he should say when they called him. He tried to sit back and gather as much information as possible while moving forward and trying to put players in a good position to succeed when they needed help.

“I didn’t want to put myself in a situation where a player wanted to hit a certain shot, and I talked him out of it,” Micheel said. “I think it goes back to the professional level with a player-caddie relationship. It’s difficult.”

Micheel said he told Huffman it was hard to know when to speak. As an assistant, Micheel reads his players instead of the greens. It’s part of the challenge he faces with this new role, even though his playing career is not nearly over.

Shaun Michael

Shaun Micheel is an assistant coach for Butler’s men’s golf team. (Photo: Butler Men’s Golf)

He wants to become a PGA Tour Champions bye, and Micheel will advance to the finals in Scottsdale next month in a bid to make that happen. Even while pursuing champion status, he plans to travel to the Butler campus in Indianapolis this winter to meet with some athletic department staff and more.

It will also give him another opportunity to connect more with the team as spring approaches.

“Almost everyone on the team wants to turn pro, so with Shaun being able to talk with them about anything related to that, that experience is invaluable,” Huffman said. “He can give these guys playing wisdom, life advice and so much more.”

Those lessons have been major, and as Micheel continues to work on his game, chances are he can learn as much as an assistant coach at Butler as the players can learn from him.

“I have no aspiration to give up golf right now to be a (full-time) varsity coach,” Micheel said. “But I mean, as many injuries as I’ve had, maybe it’s an opportunity that could come up somewhere down the road. You never know, but right now I’m going to be playing and taking part in some of these events when I can. I look forward to helping these young men.

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WRLWC The rapid growth of women’s football makes the World Cup exciting https://staticgamer.com/wrlwc-the-rapid-growth-of-womens-football-makes-the-world-cup-exciting/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 02:36:28 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/wrlwc-the-rapid-growth-of-womens-football-makes-the-world-cup-exciting/ In case you missed the overwhelming pre-tournament vibes emanating from ‘Camp Australia’ on the Gold Coast, here’s the headline: “The Jillaroos Are Excited.” Their opening pool game at the sixth Women’s Rugby World Cup will be the first time the Australian women’s national team have played a test match since October 2019. The reason? I’m […]]]>

In case you missed the overwhelming pre-tournament vibes emanating from ‘Camp Australia’ on the Gold Coast, here’s the headline: “The Jillaroos Are Excited.”

Their opening pool game at the sixth Women’s Rugby World Cup will be the first time the Australian women’s national team have played a test match since October 2019. The reason? I’m sure you can guess (hint: it starts with C and was/is a global pandemic).

Now the 24 women considered Australia’s best rugby players available are in the UK, days away from a third successive World Cup defense which begins against the Cook Islands at York’s LNER Community Stadium on November 3. Their other group stage clashes, against France and the Kiwi Ferns, will take place at the same venue.

Despite some high-profile withdrawals ahead of pre-departure camp at Grifith University on the Gold Coast, the Jillaroos will enter the tournament as heavy favourites. This endemic favoritism is attributable both to the winner’s status of the last two tournaments and to the rapid growth and professionalism of the national game. The prep week was as much a peak performance peak as it was a soccer camp; players were constantly evaluated and analyzed by sports scientists while undergoing elite training programs at elite facilities. The general objectives – in terms of the basic tournament – maximum fitness and maximum concentration. The Jillaroos have no intention of losing this World Cup.

Thirteen debutants have earned national stripes thanks to the NRLW’s stirring form, forcing coach Brad Donald and his fellow managers to deny starts to a string of starters.

“I’ve said that many times about the work people put into the lanes, the state leagues, the NRL, the grassroots clubs,” Brad Donald told reporters at camp. “Because the top of the game exploded, as did the bottom.”

“It was difficult to get 40 names on a list…so narrowing it down to 24 was extremely difficult.”

To borrow one of the main clichés describing the rugby league team, the Jillaroos squad are “a solid mix of youth and experience”.

Cliché or not, an apt description for this team. Debutants such as 21-year-old Knights backrower Caitlan Johnston lit the fire for the Blues in the 2022 State of Origin; now she shares the stage with Maroons mainstay Ali Brigginshaw, a true modern-day great. Brigginshaw is the team’s longest-serving co-captain and player, with 17 Tests behind her. She threw a broken figure when the Eels rounded up the Broncos out of the NRLW a month ago. Expect her to now take that hurt on the rest of the world. Expect the same from Emma Tonegato, the Dragons’ two-time international (and Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist), who was called up when Knights full-back Tamika Upton withdrew with an injury.

Brigginshaw, Tonegato and Roosters full-back Sam Bremner were all present for Australia’s 2013 World Cup victory. There are five players left from the 2017 edition. Youth trumps experience, but you don’t would trade the experience for anything in the world.

Bremner, Dally M Fullback of the Year, gets a co-captain alongside Brigginshaw after a previous start as captain in 2018 was thwarted by injury. His international career has been in carbon freezing since 2016.

Meanwhile, Dragons favorite Kezie Apps resumes an international career that began in 2014. Bantamweight Isabelle Kelly and Parramatta’s Saimama Taufa return as veterans, despite being just 26 and 28 respectively . Taufa in particular would be the subject of nightmares for her rivals after a devastating season for the Eels: 163 yards covered and 35 tackles per game, plus a big place in the final.

Take a look at the young end of the list; there will be a long-awaited debut for Broncos center Tarryn Aiken and a big-stage introduction for dynamic Roosters lock Keilee Joseph. Players like Shaylee Bent will be living dreams on many fronts, having almost ignored Brad Donald’s phone call following Newcastle superstar Millie Boyle’s withdrawal.

“I wasn’t going to answer it at first because I was a little nervous and I thought he was just calling me to tell me why I didn’t make the team,” she explains. .

“But then he explained that one of the girls had dropped out and I was next and asked if I was available to come to England. So I said of course I was… I’ve never really been abroad.”

Eight nations will face off in the tournament, including newcomer Brazil. There was a time when New Zealand was the undisputed queen of women’s football; holding the mantle for 13 years before Australia ended their reign in 2013. The Trans Tasman rivalry will be reignited in the third group stage match on November 11, and most likely again in the round of 16. The Jillaroos relish multiple matchups with the power and passion of the Kiwi Ferns and outgoing NRLW Dally M medalist Raecene McGregor.

Critics of the men’s tournament have focused on the lopsided scores, as top-flight nations ruthlessly dismantle their much less seasoned opponents. Average winning margins of over 50 points make for poor reading, but it’s fair to say that some critics narrowly miss the real goal of a Rugby League World Cup.

Given the quality displayed in the rapidly expanding NRLW over recent seasons, a similar scenario will play out in the Women’s World Cup, but there will be some great moments along the way.

Gold Coast Titans duo Kimiora Breayley-Nati and April Ngatupuna will turn up for Cook Islands Moana and bring game-changing potential with them; but the minnow nation will struggle to make a dent in the Jillaroos opener. They have beaten England in the past, however, which could well cause some damage in the group stage.

France has 11 players from the Catalan Dragons in the women’s super league. A certain familiarity on the pitch could be enough to earn them a first victory in a World Cup match. It won’t be against Australia.

Game 3 against New Zealand will be a test game in every way. McGregor was nearly unstoppable at halfback for the Roosters in NRLW 2022, evoking 10 assists in five games. Prop Amber Hall steams up the fun with a Broncos jersey and dials it up a notch in the Kiwi Ferns kit. Apii Nicholls-Pualau is equally devastating at the back for the Titans. Talent everywhere, but unlikely to match across the park with the Jillaroos.

Outside the pool, threats are slim on the pitch. Tara Stanley is the full-back who will carry England’s hopes. These hopes never carried them further than the semi-finals of a World Cup. Stanley is the reigning woman of steel after leading York to an unlikely Super League grand final, but she is not expected to deliver overall success for the hosts. Sign them up for a big win in the tournament opener against Brazil’s Amazonas and a place in the last four.

A special mention for the Canadian Ravens super-achievers here too. Laura Mariu is a 41-year-old Kiwi Ferns icon with five World Cups behind her, who will spearhead Canada’s prospects after securing eligibility through her mother. The Ravens made their tournament debut in 2017, beating Papua New Guinea to book a fairy tale place in the semi-finals. Revenge is on the way in the group stage of this event, with PNG Orchids expected to rally behind two excellent sources; one being the national pride, the other, the powerful mainstay of the Dragons, Elise Albert. This match could provide the second most enticing of the group stages, behind the epic Jillaroos vs Kiwi Ferns.

It’s hard to see a pound-for-pound title fight for the Jillaroos coming from a nation that isn’t New Zealand. Even then, it will take a small miracle for Australia not to retain the trophy at Old Trafford on November 19. There is merit in any concern about the strength of the international game, and the risk of a scoreline bust is real.

With all that in mind, consider this: does it even matter?

Test footy is back after a painful hiatus. The NRLW’s success gave the World Cup a platform and player base it had never had before. Australia introduces 13 debutants to the international scene. The tournament’s biggest threat is playing for our biggest rival. And Latin America is making its first foray into international women’s rugby league.

It’s time to get excited.

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Connecticut Girls’ Soccer League Tournament Prospects https://staticgamer.com/connecticut-girls-soccer-league-tournament-prospects/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 15:07:08 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/connecticut-girls-soccer-league-tournament-prospects/ TOP PLAYERS: Bella DeJesus, Windham Tech, Sr., F; Grace Smith, Windham Tech, Sr., D; Tori Iozzi, Ellis Tech, Jr., F; Angela Zandri, Wilcox Tech, Jr., M; Ellie Lopez, Wilcox Tech, Fr., F FAVOURITES: Windham Technology DARK HORSES: Ellis Tech, Wilcox Tech OUTLOOK: Windham Tech is in line to win its second straight CTC Championship. The […]]]>

TOP PLAYERS: Bella DeJesus, Windham Tech, Sr., F; Grace Smith, Windham Tech, Sr., D; Tori Iozzi, Ellis Tech, Jr., F; Angela Zandri, Wilcox Tech, Jr., M; Ellie Lopez, Wilcox Tech, Fr., F

FAVOURITES: Windham Technology

DARK HORSES: Ellis Tech, Wilcox Tech

OUTLOOK: Windham Tech is in line to win its second straight CTC Championship. The team has not lost or equaled a single league game. Wilcox Tech came closest, losing 1-0.

FCCIA

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Staples

TOP PLAYERS: Julia Bike, St. Joseph, Sr., D; Evelyn Chudowsky, Staples, Jr., F: Samantha DeWitt, Staples, Sr., D; Charlotte Kemp, Ridgefield, Sr., D; Alexa Pino, St. Joseph, So., F; Caroline Spengler, Fairfield Ludlowe, Mr Jr.

FAVOURITES: St. Joseph, Staples, Ridgefield

DARK HORSES: Fairfield Ludlowe, Fairfield Warde

OUTLOOK: Staples built on their FCIAC championship, also claiming a co-class LL state title with league foe Wilton. Staples knocked out St. Joseph in last year’s FCIAC semi-finals on penalties. St. Joseph beat Staples last week to earn the top seed in this area. Ridgefield and his stiff defense – the Tigers have allowed just three goals – will be tough to beat. Fairfield schools have also had very good seasons. It should make for a great tournament.


NVL

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Woodland

TOP PLAYERS: Dani Celotto, Woodland, Jr., F; Dani Perugini, Watertown, Sr., M; Juliana Dane, St. Croix, Sr., M; Bella Milburn, St. Croix, So., F; Lauren Sonski, Naugatuck, Sr., M

FAVOURITES: Woodland, Watertown, St. Croix

DARK HORSES: Wolcott

OUTLOOK: Woodland lost their best player, Paige Letourneau, to a season-ending injury, but the Hawks are the regular-season champions. In fact, Woodland enters the league tournament on a 10-game winning streak. The Hawks haven’t lost a single league game. Woodland is the repeat favorite. Watertown only lost 1-0 to Woodland and Holy Cross tied the Hawks. So there is a chance that the Hawks will be dethroned.

LITTORAL

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Morgan

TOP PLAYERS: Caeley Ayer, Morgan, Sr., F; Katie Martin, Morgan, Sr., M; Lily Kenney, Cromwell, Sr., GK: Katie Farr, Coginchaug, Sr., F

FAVOURITES: Morgan, Cromwell

DARK HORSES: Coginchaug

OUTLOOK: Morgan won the Shoreline Championship in spectacular fashion last November, scoring in overtime to defeat Portland. The Huskies will be on the defensive in this tournament – they haven’t allowed a goal in their last five games and have 11 shutouts. That includes a scoreless tie with Cromwell on Monday. It’s going to be hard to upset either of these two teams heading into the league game.

CCS

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Mercy

TOP PLAYERS: Gabby Tirado, Cheshire, Sr., F; Melina Ford, Mercy, Sr., GK: Kate Donlan, Sr., F; Maya Howard, Hand, Sr., F; Juliana Garcia, Sacred Heart Academy, Sr., F; Ava Ferrie, Branford, Sr., M

FAVOURITES: Cheshire, Mercy

DARK HORSES: Hand, Branford

OUTLOOK: Sacred Heart Academy derailed Cheshire’s chance at a 16-0 regular season by tying the final 6-6. The Rams have only allowed more than one goal once. They haven’t faced Mercy, the defending champion, and can only meet the Tigers in the final. One of Mercy’s losses came against West Haven – their quarter-final opponents. Hand and Guilford also meet for the third time in the first round.


CFCs

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Brookfield

TOP PLAYERS: Rylee McGee, Brookfield, Jr., M; Macie Mietz, Bethel, Jr., M; Sara Rieger, Notre Dame-Fairfield, Jr: F: Riley Powers, Newtown, Sr., M/F:

FAVOURITES: Brookfield, Notre Dame, Newtown

DARK HORSES: Pomperaug, Masuk, Bethel

OUTLOOK: Perhaps the most balanced league tournament. Brookfield won its first league championship in 40 years when the Bobcats were in the old WCC. They haven’t lost a game this season, but are the second seed thanks to four draws. Two were against Notre Dame, the top seed, and Newtown. Brookfield won it as the No. 5 seed in 2021. Any of the six teams can win it this season.

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Lanett Volleyball ends season in regional tournament – Reuters https://staticgamer.com/lanett-volleyball-ends-season-in-regional-tournament-reuters/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:12:58 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/lanett-volleyball-ends-season-in-regional-tournament-reuters/ Lanett volleyball ends its season in a regional tournament Posted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 The Lanett varsity volleyball team wrapped up its season in the AHSAA Regional Tournament last week to cap off a rollercoaster season for the Panthers. The Panthers had to overcome several issues on and off the field […]]]>

Lanett volleyball ends its season in a regional tournament

Posted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Lanett varsity volleyball team wrapped up its season in the AHSAA Regional Tournament last week to cap off a rollercoaster season for the Panthers.

The Panthers had to overcome several issues on and off the field that made the season one they will never forget.

Lanett’s head coach, Krisse Story, has completed her eighth year as a coach and she is proud of how her daughters overcame their struggles.

Story also learned a lot over the course of the season.

“I learned the importance of resilience and perseverance,” Story said.

“It’s one of the things I preach to my players. You have to persevere in the face of adversity. My girls have done it this season. We have learned to fight through adversity.

Story plans to use the offseason to develop her coaching skills by attending clinics and learning more about volleyball.

“I want to take my coaching to another level,” Story said.

“I think it’s important for me to produce great players. I have to be a great coach.

After the Panthers lost to Bayshore Christian in the regional tournament, Story left his players with a few parting words.

“I just let them know how much I appreciate their hard work,” Story said.

“I appreciate my elders. They were unable to play their second year due to COVID. I let them know how much I loved coaching them. I focus on coaching. We just left the gym today. We try to get stronger. They play basketball, so it also helps them for the basketball season. I let them know that we will set up individual meetings, but we are limited in what we can do after the season.

Lanett will lose four seniors, but they will also sack several key players.

The story hopes develop its young players to become leaders.

“We’re already looking for camps,” Story said.

“Our parents help us. They are instrumental for us. They joined the program. We try to find things for girls who don’t play other sports so they can continue to develop as volleyball players. I have wonderful parents.”

The Panthers won’t be able to have team activities until the spring.

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Jackets take the lead 36 holes at the Golf Club of Georgia – Men’s Golf – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets https://staticgamer.com/jackets-take-the-lead-36-holes-at-the-golf-club-of-georgia-mens-golf-georgia-tech-yellow-jackets/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 23:22:30 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/jackets-take-the-lead-36-holes-at-the-golf-club-of-georgia-mens-golf-georgia-tech-yellow-jackets/ Alpharetta, Ga. – First-year student Hiroshi Tai took sole possession of the individual lead by shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday, and the No. 13 Georgia Tech scored a team total of 9-under 279 and opened a three-stroke lead in the run by team after 36 holes at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational. […]]]>

Alpharetta, Ga. – First-year student Hiroshi Tai took sole possession of the individual lead by shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday, and the No. 13 Georgia Tech scored a team total of 9-under 279 and opened a three-stroke lead in the run by team after 36 holes at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational.

Seeking their first victory of the fall season and third in the history of their annual home event, Tech extended their lead to 10e-ranked Tennessee a three on the last hole when he was a junior Christo Lamprecht drained a 60-foot putt from the edge of the 18e green for an eagle. Lamprecht and senior Connor Howe also posted 69s on Saturday for Tech.

The final round begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with Tech’s B team starting on the first hole at 9:55 a.m. and the A team following at 10:50 a.m. The two-time winner of this event, the Yellow Jackets have not won it again since 2012.

TECHNICAL RANGE – Tai, who signed up for Tech in January after a two-year stint in the Navy from his home country of Singapore, made his first bogey of the tournament on the third hole but played the back nine at the Golf Club of Georgia three strokes under par. It is 10 under par 134 over 36 holes.

Lamprecht’s final eagle capped an upside-down back nine, but the junior from South Africa’s George played in front at 3 under par for his 69 and is tied for 13e up individually at 139 (-5). Howe birdied six holes against three bogeys carding his 69, and the Ogden, Utah senior is tied for 17e up to 140 (-4).

Senior Andy Mao (Johns Creek, Georgia) provided the Jackets’ fourth tally on Saturday with an even par of 72.

Tech remains the tournament leader in total birdies (45) and par-5 scores (-24).

Tech’s B team acquitted themselves well again on Saturday, posting a total of 284 under par and completing 36 holes at 567 under par. This group outperformed 12e-ranked Alabama (-5), No. 7 Virginia (-4) and No. 6 Texas A&M (-1) along with four other top-50 teams. Senior Ross Steelman (Columbia, Missouri) and second Benjamin Reuter (Naarden, Netherlands) each shot 2-under par 70 on Saturday to lead Team B. Reuter is tied for fifth individually after 36 holes at 6-under par 138, while Steelman is tied for 13e at 139 (-5).

Christo Lamprecht (right) celebrates his 60-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole with assistant coach Devin Stanton. (photo by Danny Karnik)

TEAM RANKING –Georgia Tech, with a 36-hole total of 555 (-21), needed another strong round Saturday to stay ahead of Tennessee, which shot 16-under-par 272 to move into second place. The Volunteers drew one stroke behind the Yellow Jackets before Lamprecht’s final eagle and finished the day at 19 under par 558.

Defending champion Pepperdine posted an 8-under 280 round and moved into third place at 559 (-17), with No. 5 Stanford (561, -15) and Clemson (562, -14) just behind.

Georgia Tech B-team (567, -10), Washington (568, -9), #12 Alabama (571, -5), #7 Virginia (572, -4) and #6 Texas A&M (573, – 3) complete the top 10 in the field of 14 teams.

INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION –Yellow Jacket freshman Tai is 134 (-10) over 36 holes and a one-shot lead over Tennessee freshman Caleb Surratt, the No. 47-ranked player of the country who carded a 67 on Saturday and has a tournament total of 135 (-9). Pepperdine’s William Mouw and Washington’s Bo Peng, who each shot 69 on Saturday, are tied for third at 137 (-7).

Reuter, the second Tech, is among eight players tied for fifth at 138 (-6), a group that includes Stanford’s No. 3 Michael Thorbjornsen and Virginia’s No. 4 Ben Davis.

Tech’s Lamprecht and Steelman are in a four-man squad tied for 13e at 139 (-5), while Howe is one of three tied for 17e at 140 (-4).

Fifth-year senior Connor Howe talks about his second round at The Golf Club of Georgia and what it would mean for Tech to win their home event for the first time in 10 years.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, formerly known as the United States Collegiate Championship, is played at the local Yellow Jackets club. The tournament is played exclusively on the 7,092-yard, par-72, 18-hole Lakeside course each day Friday through Sunday. Free entry.

Of the 13 teams competing at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate played in NCAA Regionals last spring, six qualified for the NCAA Championship, including 2021 National Champion Pepperdine and perennial ACC powerhouses Clemson and Wake Forest, as well as traditionally strong Western teams Southern California, Stanford, Texas A&M and UCLA. Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 25 of the Golfstat rankings – Alabama (11), Georgia Tech (13), Pepperdine (20), Stanford (7), Tennessee (10), Texas A&M (9), and Virginia (8). Among the individuals, the field has 18 players ranked among the top 100 of the latest Golfstat ranking.

Georgia Tech’s 10 players compete in two teams, the main team made up of the top five players and a B team made up of the rest. Team B will also compete for a team score.

TECH’S GOLF CLUB OF GEORGIA COLLEGIATE HISTORY – Georgia Tech has won the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate twice in the event’s 15-year history, in 2010 and 2012. James White, who set tournament records for 18-hole scoring (62 ) and 54-hole score (204, broken in 2014), won medal honors in 2010, while Ollie Schniederjans took it in 2013 for Tech’s only individual titles.

Clemson, Oklahoma State, Southern California and Texas have also won twice. The Tigers won the inaugural title in 2006 and again in 2009, the Longhorns won in 2014 and shared the title with Virginia in 2016, the Cowboys won in 2013 and 2017 and the Trojans in 2008 and 2019. The tournament does not was not played in the fall of 2020 due to COVID-19, and Pepperdine won the title in 2021.

The Yellow Jackets finished tied for sixth last fall in this event and have finished in the top five four times in 15 years.

Round 2 in pictures

Pictures of Danny Karnik


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Australia Kangaroos squad, coach Mal Meninga, caps, World Cup schedule, news, Nathan Cleary debut, debutants, news https://staticgamer.com/australia-kangaroos-squad-coach-mal-meninga-caps-world-cup-schedule-news-nathan-cleary-debut-debutants-news/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 02:31:17 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/australia-kangaroos-squad-coach-mal-meninga-caps-world-cup-schedule-news-nathan-cleary-debut-debutants-news/ Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named six debutants for his side to face Scotland in Australia’s second group stage. Panthers star Nathan Cleary (kangaroo number 841) alongside teammates Liam Martin (843) and Isaah Yeo (844) will wear the famous green and gold stripe for the first time. Meanwhile, Matt Burton (840), Campbell Graham (842) and […]]]>

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named six debutants for his side to face Scotland in Australia’s second group stage.

Panthers star Nathan Cleary (kangaroo number 841) alongside teammates Liam Martin (843) and Isaah Yeo (844) will wear the famous green and gold stripe for the first time.

Meanwhile, Matt Burton (840), Campbell Graham (842) and Lindsay Collins (845) will also make their debuts.

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Collins will come off the bench, while Burton has been chosen to play in crosses ahead of Graham who will sit outside Jack Wighton on the wing.

Cleary takes the place of Daly Cherry-Evans at halfback, while Martin and Yeo will take their places in the back row and at lock respectively.

Cherry-Evans remains on the side as the 18th man, while Cowboys young gun Jeremiah Nanai was named the 19th man.

Meninga explained that this clash will also serve as a selection trial, hoping to finalize his team beyond the group stage.

“It was ideal for the Grand Final players to rest up for in the opening match, and I can’t wait to see them play against Scotland,” Meninga said in a statement.

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“I was happy with our performance against Fiji, but I know we need to improve throughout the tournament. We have some new players this week as we continue to build combinations for the rest of the tournament.

Jack Wighton will also start this World Cup for the first time, while Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Patrick Carrigan forge a new partnership in the front row.

After Harry Grant’s masterclass against Fiji, he earned the starting spot, with Ben Hunt dropping to the bench.

Valentine Holmes and Jake Trbojevic will also be used as swap players for Scotland after starting the Kangaroos’ opener.

Kangaroos team v Scotland at Coventry Building Society Arena, Saturday at 5.30am AEDT

1. James Tedesco (c)

9. Josh Addo-Carr

12. Matt Burton*

10. Jack Wighton

19. Campbell Graham*

7. Cameron Munster

14. Nathan Cleary*

6. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

20. Harry Grant

13. Patrick Carrigan

17. Angus Crichton

21. Liam Martin*

24. Isaac Yeo* (VC)

Exchange

3. Ben Hunt

15. Lindsay Collins*

4. Valentine Holmes

5. Jake Trbojevic

18th man – Daly Cherry-Evans (2)

19th Man – Jeremiah Nanai (22)

* Refers to the beginner of the Kangaroos

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Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi stuns World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Aimchess Rapid Tournament https://staticgamer.com/indian-grandmaster-arjun-erigaisi-stuns-world-champion-magnus-carlsen-in-aimchess-rapid-tournament/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:24:00 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/indian-grandmaster-arjun-erigaisi-stuns-world-champion-magnus-carlsen-in-aimchess-rapid-tournament/ Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi grabbed the spotlight on Sunday by defeating world champion Magnus Carlsen in the seventh round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament preliminaries. Erigaisi, 19, who fell to compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to get a losing start in the event, is currently in fifth place after eight rounds. The win over […]]]>

Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi grabbed the spotlight on Sunday by defeating world champion Magnus Carlsen in the seventh round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament preliminaries. Erigaisi, 19, who fell to compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to get a losing start in the event, is currently in fifth place after eight rounds. The win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen in the seventh round early on Sunday was the Indian’s first over the world champion.

Erigaisi won three straight matches, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Carlsen before settling for a draw against Jan-Krzyszstof Duda (Poland).

He has 15 points and is fifth behind Uzbeks Nodirbek Abdusattorov (17 points), Shahkriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Carlsen (both 16) and Duda (15).

Erigaisi lost last month to Carlsen in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament. His 54-stroke victory over the world champion allowed him to bounce back from a slow start to the event and bring him back into the top eight.

Another Indian, D Gukesh, sits sixth with 12 points after mixed fortunes on the second day of the preliminaries.

After beating fellow countryman P Harikrishna in the fifth round, he lost to Abdusattorov and Naroditsky in the sixth and eighth rounds respectively. In between, he beat Grandelius in the seventh.

The other Indian players in the fray, Gujrathi, Aditya Mittal and Harikrishna are in 10th, 11th and 15th places after eight rounds of the 15-round preliminary stage.

Gujrathi picked up an impressive win over fast-paced world champion Abdusattorov but drew with Grandelius and Naroditsky and a loss at the hands of Carlsen caught up with him.

Carlsen hasn’t been at his best so far, having suffered two defeats (to Mamedyarov and Erigaisi) and escaped with a draw against Indian youngster GM Mittal in the fourth round.

He faces Gukesh in the ninth round.

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