LBSU earns softball split

first_imgThe Long Beach State softball team earned a split in the final day of the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at UCLA on Sunday. The 49ers opened the day with an 8-5 loss to No. 25 Illinois State, but rebounded with a 6-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago. The split leaves L.B. State at 6-13 on the season. In the opener, the 49ers took the lead in the third inning on an RBI from Lacey Tyler. But the Redbirds (15-5) responded with a four-run fourth highlighted by Jessie Buker’s three-run homer off Kelly Cross. La Mirada 4, Cypress 0 Fullerton 1, La Mirada 0 Christina Pedroza tossed a pair of two-hitters as the Matadores (1-1) split games at the Cypress Tournament late Saturday. In the win over Cypress, Pedroza went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In the nightcap, Bridgette Pagano hurled a two-hit shutout, striking out five, to lead the 49ers to the victory over Loyola-Chicago (1-5). The 49ers took a 1-0 run in the first on an error, then really opened up the game on Jessica Beaver’s three-run home run (her fifth of the season). LBSU gave Pagano two more runs in the seventh to secure the win. After starting the season on the road with four tournaments, the 49ers return home next weekend, hosting the Long Beach Invitational from March 9-11 at Mayfair Park in Lakewood. PREP SOFTBALL last_img read more

Gaeil Fhánada: Oisin Shiels set to line out for Maynooth in O’Byrne Cup

first_imgBest of luck to club player Oisin Shiels who represents Maynooth University in the upcoming O’Byrne Cup. More details on our Facebook page.Gaeil Fhánada are now accepting membership for 2017. The deadline for membership is February 28th 2017. Membership runs from 01st January to 31st December each year. Please contact Margaretta regarding renewal on 0868744405 or would like to remind all our players that nobody is covered to train or play until membership has been paid and we would urge them to complete membership at their earliest convenience. Our Senior AGM is being held on Sunday 15th January in Rossnakill Resource Centre at 5pm. Come voice your views or give us your opinion.   If anyone has motions or nominations for positions please send to Fiona by Thursday January 12th. (Only fully paid up members can vote).Our Ladies Board AGM will take place on Monday the 9th of January in the Rosnakill Resource Centre at 8.30pm. Hope you can all attend. All welcome!The vetting of our volunteers, coaches, managers and mentors is of critical importance to our club. We would ask all club volunteers to go to the GAA website and begin the process if they haven’t done so already. Follow the link at If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Fiona Shiels on 0851555645 or Máire Callaghan on 0876710664 who will advise you accordingly.Our presentation night will now be on Saturday January 14th at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic House. Tickets will be €12.50 with a sit down meal and music on the night. Further details and ticket arrangements in the next few days. Lotto numbers drawn were 02, 05, 06, 11, 12. Bonus 14. No jackpot winner. €100 winner Eimear Sweeney, Tullyconnell, €50 winner Kevin D’Arcy, Ladden. Next weeks jackpot €1,350. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win.Gaeil Fhánada: Oisin Shiels set to line out for Maynooth in O’Byrne Cup was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Digging in to find fossils at landfill

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – For nearly a decade, paleontologist Mark Roeder focused on finding the “little guys” buried for centuries beneath thousands of feet of rock at the Simi Valley Landfill. There, he searched for the tiny bones and teeth of bats, frogs, lizards, rodents and snakes by screening buckets of clay samples a day. Then, this year, he led the recovery of a fossilized mammoth in Moorpark and later the tusk and foot bones of a mastodon. The discovery led officials to propose calling the city “The Home of the Moorpark Mammoth.” “It was grunt work,” said the 56-year-old scientist, recalling his days at the landfill – a potential treasure trove for paleontologists. “I was looking for the smaller guys because the small ones tell you more about the area. They can’t migrate. … They get stuck. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We found a lot of new animals not known anywhere else.” Waste Management Inc., which owns and operates the landfill, contracts with Paleo Environmental Associates, the consulting firm in which Roeder is a partner, to protect the prehistoric creatures hidden below tons of earth. From 1987 to 1996, the Costa Mesa resident recovered fossils at the landfill, including the jawbone of a new species now named after him. Occasionally, Roeder conducts work at the site but only when a new area is opened that requires significant excavation activity. Should Waste Management proceed with plans to expand its landfill from 185 to 400 acres, representatives of the consulting firm are likely to be brought in on a more regular basis, said company spokesman Eric Rose. Any expansion, however, would require an environmental impact report and ultimately approval from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. “Waste Management is committed to protecting America’s working landscapes and preserving an important part of our historic past for visitors, neighbors and, most importantly future generations,” Rose said. “More than 20 years ago, Waste Management had the foresight to create a program to ensure the preservation of fossils for the benefit of scientist and that of future generations. “We believe our partnership with outside experts and the Los Angeles County Museum represents a new brand of conservation and model for other companies, bringing together public, private and nonprofit organizations to balance community needs and environmental objectives.” Waste Management is required to pay for the work as a condition of its operating permit. The Simi landfill was one of the first to initiate this type of paleontological research and pioneered efforts in this direction. The landfill is rich in history and has yielded important vertebrate fossils. The area in the hills north of Simi Valley once had an abundant sources of water, including streams and a river. Many of the fossil remains were deposited on land during floods in cycles. Roeder is responsible for collecting fossil bones and teeth of more than 130 extinct animals. The fossils in the area date back 45 million years. During the nine-year period, Roeder washed 1,500 tons to 2,000 tons of clay searching for the creatures and screened about 150 tons of rock since 1987 under the fossil recovery program. Because of his work, the museum has about 10,000 specimens, he added. E. Bruce Lander, the partner in Roeder’s firm, said the landfill offers great opportunities for scientific research. “It’s an area where they do all the digging for us,” he said. “The fossils we’ve been able to find at the landfill are microscopic, not really visible but useful for telling time.” The findings have helped scientists understand what Southern California was like millions of years ago: a subtropical region like Guadalajara, Mexico, is today. The findings are turned over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History for research. The Simi Valley landfill isn’t the only landfill where Roeder has performed this kind of work. He has also worked across landfills in Orange and Los Angeles counties. He became interested in the field as a youngster during a time of discovery. “At the beginning of the space program, people were looking up,” he quipped. “I was looking down. I always had my head in the ground.” From shark teeth to mammoth skulls, Roeder appreciates his entire collection of finds. “They’re all important because they have a story to tell about life in the past.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S are Minor A Football Champions 2015 after a 3-06 to 0-12 win over Naomh Conaill.BUT anyone at Mac Cumhaill Park this afternoon who thought this game was done and dusted at half-time didn’t count on the tenacity of Naomh Conaill in a cracking county minor final.St Eunan’s Kevin Kealy was to play a huge part in the win at crucial stages of the game. He was homing in on goal in the 11th minute when he was dragged to the ground and St Eunan’s Ciaran Maloney fired the ball into the top right hand corner of the net from the spot.The impressive Rory Carr added a super goal just seven minutes later and created a wonder third shortly afterwards as Jake Whelan volleyed home.At 3-04 to to 0-04 at the break, the mountain left to climb looked impossible.But slowly and surely Naomh Conaill picked off point after point in the second half as St Eunan’s struggled, Eoghan McGettigan and Ethan O’Donnell hitting 10 of Glenties scores between them. And when Eunan’s did get up the field, they continued to go for goals when all they needed were points.With Eunan’s just three points up with six minutes to go Kealy ran at the N Conaill defence to put the ball over the bar – and celebrated accordingly.Naomh Conaill to be fair came back again – but were continually thwarted  from finding the net by an excellent back line marshalled by the brilliant Darragh McWalters.St Eunan’s captain Odhrán McGinley, addressing the crowd in Irish, praised the efforts of the Naomh Conaill lads, saying a meeting against them a few months back had made them all better players.ST EUNAN’S CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS AS GOALS WIN OUT OVER NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: September 19th, 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:2015 ChampionsNaomh ConaillSt Eunan’s Minorslast_img read more

Arsenal test for Solksjaer’s unbeaten start

first_img Tags: FA CUP Solksjaer has won all his first 7 games as a Man United manager (Agency Photo)Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s one hundred percent commencement to his Old Trafford managerial career faces it’s sternest test yet when Manchester United travel to London to clash with Arsenal on Friday night in the FA Cup.Caretaker boss Solksjaer has surpassed expectations by guiding the Red Devils to seven consecutive victories, which is the best ever start for a United manager.The latest of those victories came on Saturday afternoon when England’s most decorated team brushed aside Brighton Hove and Albion, courtesy of goals from Paul Pogba and Marcos Rashford.Club legend Solksjaer is likely to resist the temptation to rest the pair as they have led United’s revival by bludgeoning five goals apiece during his brief tenure.Record FA Cup winners Arsenal go into the match buoyed by a pulsating 2-0 victory over Chelsea narrowed the gap on their London rivals to three points.Gunners boss Unai Emery is expected to hand Mesut Ozil his first start in a month as he juggles his squad to cope to a punishing fixture schedule.Another fascinating confrontation takes place a few miles away at Selhurst Park where Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace battle Mauricio Pochettino’s injury ravaged Tottenham Hotspur.The Eagles are certain to stretch a Spurs side without the services of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heuing Min, who between them have scored more than half the North Londoners’ goals this season.Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura will carry Spurs’ goal scoring burden.At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Pep Guardiola is expected to recall Gabriel Jesus for the visit of Sean Dyche’s Burnley as the Brazilian has been in prolific form in cup matches.Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo, Argentine defender Nicholas Otamendi and Ukrainian left back Aleksandr Zinchenko should also get a run out.In west London, Maurizio Sarri will make wholesale changes from the team that faced Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi finals on Thursday. Teenagers Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi; as well as Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmeieri and Zappacosta are among players expected to feature against Sheffield Wednesday.FRIDAY:-Arsenal v Manchester United-Bristol City v Bolton WanderersOTHER FIXTURES:-Brighton v West Bromwich Albion-Manchester City v Burnley-Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday-Middlesbrough v Newport-Newcastle United v Watford-Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur-Wimbledon v West Ham United-Millwall v Everton-Swansea v Gillingham-Portsmouth v QPR-Accrington Stanley v Derby County-Shrewsbury v Wolverhampton WanderersComments last_img read more

Mountain Rescue Team search for missing walker

first_imgDonegal Mountain Rescue Team have been tasked during the night to find a missing walker.The walker went missing in the Derryveagh Mountains in West Donegal.The Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team made their way to Donegal early this morning to assist with the search. We’ll bring you more as we have it.Mountain Rescue Team search for missing walker was last modified: August 13th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Derryveagh Mountainsmountain rescue teamwalkerlast_img read more

Harrison to take on Price in Liverpool

first_imgAudley Harrison will challenge unbeaten heavyweight prospect David Price for the British and Commonwealth titles at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 13 October.West London Sport revealed in May that Price’s promoter Frank Maloney was considering Harrison as an opponent for his protégé.It will be the Merseysider’s first defence of the belts and a chance for former Olympic champion Harrison, 40, to repair his reputation.Harrison, from Harlesden, won gold in 2000 but has been much criticised during a professional career that has included five defeats – the most recent being in a one-sided world title challenge against David Haye in November 2010.The heavy-handed Price, on the other hand, has established himself as a hugely promising and popular fighter since winning a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics four years ago.He has won all 13 of his pro bouts – 11 by knockout – and has seen off his last five opponents in the first four rounds.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Ocean kings will be scarce in 2017

first_imgIt appears the five-year drought has finally taken its toll on the Sacramento and Klamath River king salmon. In a press release issued on Wednesday following the annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting held in Santa Rosa, some unwelcome news was delivered on the predicted returns of Chinook salmon to California waters in 2017. Forecasters are suggesting 230,700 Sacramento River fall run Chinook adults are swimming in the ocean this year, along with 54,200 Klamath River fall run adults. Both …last_img

Video: Paragliding in Cape Town

first_imgExperience Cape Town from a whole new perspective … from above! Join us as we take off from Lion’s Head for an aerial adventure second to none with Cape Town Tandem Paragliding.Click arrow to play video.Published on on 15 March 2010.last_img

World champion Bianca Zoonekynd is back in SA

first_imgBianca Zoonekynd won gold at the 2017 Trampoline World Championships in Bulgaria. She’s now looking for funding to get more local talent into competitions.Bianca Zoonekynd is the first South African to be crowned Women’s Double Mini-Trampoline World Champion. (Image: Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterGymnast Bianca Zoonekynd returned to South Africa this week as the World Champion in the Women’s Double Mini-Trampoline gymnastics.The last South African champion in the sport was Derrick Lotz, 37 years ago in Brig, Switzerland, according to South African Gymnatics Federation. Zoonekynd is the first South African woman to be the Double Mini-Trampoline World Champion for Gymnastics.The 2017 Trampoline World Championships took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, just a few months after the 25-year-old had been in a car accident, in which she sustained career-threatening injuries.In a Facebook status update, she wrote on 9 November 2017: “It’s been three months since I broke my ribs and punctured my lung. I’m so grateful to be alive and blessed to participate at the World Games in Bulgaria. It’s been a journey on the road to recovery.”Her final points in the competition in Bulgaria were 68.900, on 12 November. In the double mini trampoline event, the second runner up was Polina Troianova from Russia and third was Lina Sjoeberg from Sweden.Watch Bianca Zoonekynd at the 2017 Trampoline World Championships:A winning comboZoonekynd arrived back in South Africa on 14 November. Despite battling a bout of flu, says publicist Samantha Strydom, she is already back in the gym of her mother and coach in Port Elizabeth, training children in the sport.The gymnast, who started doing flick flacks at the age of three, coaches about 10 children. She teaches tumbling, double mini trampoline and trampoline. Her mother sponsors community gymnasts in their classes at the club.Now Zoonekynd’s mission is to raise funds for the gymnastics school run by her mother, Mandy. “There’s so much talent,” Strydom says. “Bianca wants the children she and her mother teach to do competitions as well. But they need funding for the students.”The gymnastics school only has the basic facilities she adds. “Bianca and her mother are a winning combo.”Read more about Zoonekynd, her family and gymnastics in a Q&A she did with Brand South Africa, here.Source: South African Gymnastics FederationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more