U21 A Championship Semi-FinalsLoughrea 1-12 Ardrahan 0-11Tommy Larkins and Kilnadeema Leitrim was postponed County Minor B Hurling FinalOranmore Maree 1-11 Killimordaly 0-12Camogie County FinalKillimor 2-5 Ardrahan 1-6FOOTBALLU21 A North Championship FinalCorofin 1-13 Annaghdown 1-2Division 2 LeagueCortoon 2-8 Moycullen 1-11Junior A County FinalMountbellew/Moylough 2-12 Michael Breathneach 0-8print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HURLING
James Roweprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Le Mans series driver, a 17 year old Supercar pace setter and an Irish driver making his mark in the USA are the three drivers selected as finalists in the Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year award. The three drivers were drawn from six candidates who were nominated on the back of their performances during the course of this year. They were selected from a range of track racing disciplines and underwent a rigorous selection process in front of a judging panel made up from representatives of the racing community and the media.Charlie Eastwood is in the middle of his first year in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) driving an Aston Martin. He has impressively achieved three second places from three races in his debut year and is on track to add to his World Karting and Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship titles by the time the series finishes at the Le Mans 24 hour race in June 2019.Cameron Fenton competed in the Pirelli Irish Supercar championship, winning 7 out of 12 races and where he was the unchallenged pace-setter, both in race results and lap times. He missed out on the championship by one point.James Roe moved to the USA at the start of the year to compete in the challenging Pro F2000 series where he was crowned Vice Champion after 3 wins, 7 podium finishes while driving on 6 different tracks for the first time ever. As a result, he was also crowned Pro F2000 series Rookie Champion. In the process he also set a new Lap Record at Summit Point which had stood for the last 10 years.“This is an outstanding testament to how our young drivers are progressing in the sport today.” said John Naylor, President of Motorsport Ireland when told of the finalists. “Whoever wins this year’s title will have won it against the stiffest opposition possible. Good luck to them all”.The Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year award and the historic Sexton Trophy are presented to the individual who has demonstrated the most potential to represent Ireland at home and internationally both on the track as well as in the public eye. The winner will receive a €50,000 support package to help develop their motor racing career.In addition, all three finalists will be included in the Team Ireland development programme run by Motorsport Ireland to nurture and support young drivers.The current Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of The Year, Jordan Dempsey, concluded a very dominant run in the FIA F4 Chinese Championship by clinching the driver’s title in what was his maiden season in the class.The overall winner of the 2018 award will be announced at the Irish Motorsport awards ceremony which will take place on Tuesday, December 4th at The Round Room at The Mansion House. The award is presented annually and is supported by Sport Ireland and Motorsport Ireland.Cameron Fenton Charlie Eastwood Charlie Eastwood (23), from Castlereagh, Belfast has been named alongside 17-year-old Cameron Fenton, Greystones, Co Wicklow and James Roe (20), from Bodenstown, Co Kildare, in the race for the prestigious Sexton Trophy and €50,000!
Ollie Turner reports.. Despite a brilliant first-half performance in Healy Park, Omagh the Galway footballers lost out to Tyrone by 3-15 to 1-14, allowing Mayo to book their place in the League Final against Kerry. Galway led by 1-11 to 0-7 at half time, but the concession of three goals in the second half would prove costly. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kevin Dwyer spoke to Galway Manager Kevin Walsh after the game..
Bray Seafront is the only place to be this comingSaturday, May 18th, as the second annual Hula Hoops 3×3 Championships tips offfrom 9.30am. 3×3 basketball sees teams play off against eachother on the half court for ten minutes, or the first to 21 points. Unlike 5 on5 basketball, there is just one basket and scores are counted in ones and twos.As the tag line says, it’s half the space but twice the pace! print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Last year saw more than 9,000 watch the inaugural Championships at Dundrum Town Centre in an action-packed day that saw DCU Saints and Ambassador UCC Glanmire crowned men’s and women’s champions respectively.This year’s event is set to be just as competitive, with DCU Saints returning to defend their title and will be led by the formidable pairing of Martins Provizors and Mike Bonaparte. They will be faced with tough opposition though including Templeogue, who come to the tournament fresh off their recent Champions Trophy success and will be led by two Irish internationals and Bray natives, Lorcan Murphy and Neil Randolph as they try to go one step further than last year. Other men’s teams to watch out for on the dayinclude Abbey Seals Dublin Lions who were recently promoted to the Men’s SuperLeague, KUBS, and Maree who are coming off their best ever Super League seasonand feature Irish International 3×3 player, Paul Freeman.In the women’s championship, a new name will be etched on the silverware this year as defending champions Glanmire will not be returning to the main event. There may however be a repeat individual champion as 3×3 Irish international Grainne Dwyer – who won last year with Glanmire – now lines out for Fr. Mathews. Dwyer will be playing alongside fellow 3×3 international star and sister Niamh as they take to the court together once more. Super League and National Cup champions Courtyard Liffey Celtics, will be hoping to add to their Cup and League double this season by capturing the 3×3 title. They will look to big performances from Irishinternational 3×3 player Aine O’Connor and young 3×3 international star CiaraBracken. Other teams to watch out for are Templeogue women’s team who areentering the competition for the first time, DCU Mercy, Pyrobel Killester, ITCarlow Basketball and Ulster University Elks. Games tip off at 9.30am at Bray Seafront, with admission free on the day. There will also be games and competitions for children to take part in to ensure it’s a fun filled day for all of the family. The final will tip off at approximately 5pm and games can be seen online via Basketball Ireland’s social media channels and on Balls.ie. You can view the full schedule for the day below.
Ciara Cohen was top scorer for the Galway side who will play their semi-final in two weeks time. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway narrowly led at half time on a scoreline of 2-4 to Mayo’s 1-5. The second half saw the Galway ladies extend their dominance to finish the game on a decisive scoreline of Galway 3-8 Mayo 1-9. The Galway ladies have won their All Ireland U14 Football quarter–final against Mayo in Longford Slasher’s ground today.
The Second Round is going ahead despite the Galway Senior Footballers losing the Connacht Final 1-13 to 0-12 to Roscommon on Sunday. The Second Round of the Claregalway Hotel Galway Senior Football Championship is taking place next weekend with the opening fixture on Friday as Tuam Stars take on Annaghdown in Corofin at 8pm. There are nine matches in total at three venues across three days. Here are the full fixtures…21-06-2019(Friday)ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 2Tuam Stars v Annaghdownin Corofin at 8pmReferee: James Molloy 22-06-2019(Saturday)ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 3Monivea-Abbey v MaighCuilinn in Tuam Stadium at 5pmReferee: Frank Kinneen ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 1Bearna v St Michaels inPearse Stadium at 5.30pmReferee: Gerry Daly ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 2St James v Corofin in TuamStadium at 6.45pmReferee: P.J. Rabbitte ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 3Killannin v An CheathrúRua in Pearse Stadium at 7.15pmReferee: Thomas Murphy 23-06-2019(Sunday)ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 2Claregalway v NaomhAnna, Leitir Mór in Pearse Stadium at 2.45pmReferee: ChristopherRyan ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 1Killererin v Salthill-Knocknacarrain Tuam Stadium at 3.30pmReferee: MartinFlaherty An Spidéal v Milltown inPearse Stadium at 4.30pmReferee: Kieran Quinn ClaregalwayHotel Senior Football Championship – Group 3Caherlistrane vMountbellew/Moylough in Tuam Stadium at 5.15pmReferee: Ronan McNulty print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Two Galway Players Involved This Year…Mikie Lyons from Caltra and Patrick Ó Domhnaill from Oileann Arann. #UnderdogsTG4 New Underdogs Series Begins On TG4 Tonight at 9:30pm Ahead of tonight’s series premiere TG4 are proud toannounce that the Underdogs will be taking-on one of the best Gaelic footballteams in the Country at the end of the series; this year’s Allianz LeagueChampions Mayo.The match will be played under lights in ElverysMacHale Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 26th October 2019 and TG4’s GAABeo will provide live coverage on the night.This year the Underdogs management team will havetwo new members joining former Cork Ladies Footballer Valerie Mulcahy. They areformer Kerry All-Ireland winning Captain and Manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan andGaoth Dobhair legend and former Donegal Footballer Kevin Cassidy.Over the next six dramatic weeks, the TG4 serieswill follow the players’ stories and personal journeys. Viewers will witnessthe months of preparation and intense training that it will take to transform asquad of Underdogs into a team of inter-county standard footballers.The Underdogs is a unique group of players, fromdifferent GAA clubs all across the country. These footballers have never playedat a senior intercounty championship level before.James Horan, Mayo Manager said: “We are looking forward to being involved inthe Underdogs event this October. A really interesting game in McHale Park thatwill see many talented and ambitious players take to the field.”The series is sponsored by Insuremyvan.ie. Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of InsuremyVan.ie says: “Insuremyvan.ie started as a small business but, applying the same spirit and hard work we’ll see from the Underdogs team InsuremyVan.ie has grown to be market leader in van insurance across Ireland”The Underdogs Panel Is…Aaron Duffy Round Towers Lusk GAA, Co. DublinAlan Daly Donard/Glen GFC, Co. WicklowAnthony Darmody Rathmore GAA, Co. KerryAnthony Hargan St Mary’s Ardmore, Co. DerryAron McKenna Madden Raperees GAC, Co. ArmaghCathal McKenna St. Patrick’s Dromitee, Co. ArmaghChristopher Dineen Castlerea St Kevin’s GAA, CoRoscommonCillian Stynes St. Peregrines, Co. DublinCormac Curtis Portarlington GAA, Co. LaoisCraig Reilly Trinity Gaels, Co. DublinDiarmuid O’ Hagan Éire Óg GAC Co. ArmaghEoin Devine Newtownstewart St Eugenes GAA, Co.TyroneEoin O’Sullivan Douglas GAA, Co. CorkFergal Owens Mayo Gaels, Co. MayoFionn O’Leary Skerries Harps, Co. DublinIsrael Ilunga Rosemount GAA, Co. WestmeathJamie Conlon St. Patricks Dromahair, Co. LeitrimJason Hickson Annascaul GAA, Co. KerryJames Willis St Brigid’s Killashee, Co. LongfortJonathon O’Leary Dr. Crokes GAA, Co. KerryKyle Fitzmaurice Ballymahon GAA, Co. LongfortLeo Reilly Donaghmore Ashbourne, Co. MeathMark O’Kane John Mitchel’s GAC Glenullin, Co. DerryMikie Lyons Caltra, Co. GalwayMikie LyonsNoel Leech St. Josephs, Co. LaoisPatrick Ó Domhnaill CLG Oileáin Árann, Co. Galway Patrick Ó Domhnaill Séamus Mac Giolla Bhríghde Na Gaeil Óga, Co. DublinSteafain Gallen Castlederg St Eugenes GAA, Co.TyroneStephen Husband Summerhill GAA, Co. MeathWilliam Kerry Castledermot GAA, Co. KildareUnderdogs starts tonight (Thursday 12th September) at 9:30pm and will be repeated on Sunday 15th September at 5:50pm after the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals. The game will be broadcast live from Elverys MacHale Park on TG4’s GAA Beo on 26th October 2019Tickets details for the game will be announced in the coming weeksThis series of the Underdogs is sponsored by Insuremyvan.ieThe Underdogs team gear is provided by O’Neillsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
SIX sides are playing their 1,000th Premier League match on the final day of the campaign.Ever-presents Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton will reach the milestone today.4 Jose Mourinho arrives for Manchester United’s 1,000th Premier League matchCredit: Getty4 Ever-present Arsenal celebrate winning title as Invincibles in 2003-04Credit: PA:Press AssociationAs they all kick-off at the same time, it will be a joint-record as all six will match it at the same time.Incidentally, none of the sides won their opening matches back in 1992.United opened with a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United while Arsenal were thrashed 4-2 at home by Norwich. Chelsea drew 1-1 with Oldham and Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday finished by the same scoreline.Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at Nottingham Forest in the first televised match while Tottenham played out a goalless draw at Southampton.most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bash4 Sir Alex Ferguson enjoys time with the trophy after success in first seasonCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd4 Liverpool and Tottenham are among the six Premier League ever-presentsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdPSG lose final game for Unai Emery at expense of late Rennes goal from Adrien Hunou For each side this will be 26th season in the Premier League. Aston Villa are next in line on 24, with Newcastle on 23 and West Ham on 22.Champions Manchester City were twice relegated and have only spent 21 seasons in the top flight since the rebranding.HOMEWARD BOUND? Arsenal target Carlo Ancelotti is to hold talks with Napoli chairman later this monthThere are currently six sides who have only spent a solitary season in the Premier League — though Huddersfield, Brighton and Cardiff will add to their tally in 2018-19.United remain the record winners with 13 successes, while Chelsea are next in line with five. City and Arsenal have both triumphed on three occasions with Blackburn and Leicester enjoying one each.
Stephen F. Austin 8, New Mexico 5Central Arkansas 12, Wichita State 1UT Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 1Texas 7, UIW 1Houston 17, Sam Houston State 7UTSA 3, Houston Baptist 0 SHSU added an insurance run in the seventh inning. Lee legged out an infield single with two outs and stole second base. He came around to score on a single to right-center by substitute Bryce Johnson. But that set up the key eighth inning for the Lumberjacks as SFA scored four runs on five hits to break the game open. A single up the middle from McMullen scored O’Neill from second, followed by a successful bunt from Wilson to plate McMullen from third as SFA claimed its first lead of the game at 6-5. Two batters later, DeJesus ripped a single to center, scoring both Wilson and Boxwell and giving the Lumberjacks the 8-5 lead after seven and a half. Third baseman Jake MacWilliam then ripped a double down the left-field line to score Rahm.The Bearkats put the ball on the ground and forced Houston to make plays defensively. Yelich beat a throw at the plate on a fielder’s choice ground ball by shortstop Miles Manning. MacWilliam scored on a sacrifice bunt by center fielder Colt Atwood. The Cougar pitcher threw the ball away allowing Atwood to not only reach but move to second base. Seth Holbert was called upon next and he issued a walk to load the bases. The next batter reached on the second catcher’s interference call of the game. From there it got ugly. The Cougars followed with six hits and four walks. – Return to top – – Return to top – The rally came on the heels of a season-high 14 hits for the Lumberjacks, who were led by three hits each by designated hitter Eric DeJesus, batting in the nine spot. The 4-7 spots each tallied a pair of hits each, comprised of Dan O’Neill, Garrett McMullen, Tyler Boxwell and Hunter Wilson, as O’Neill smacked a pair of doubles in the victory. The Lumberjacks pitched out of a jam in the eighth, getting runners at second and third, but Chris Hassold ended the threat with a key strikeout. After going down in order in the top of the ninth, Tyler Wiedenfeld earned his fourth save of the season by forcing a double play ball after a leadoff walk, then a lineout to right to end the game. Sam Houston exploded with a big six-run bottom of the second inning. Ebbs walked to start the frame and first baseman Spence Rahm followed with a single to right field. Catcher Collin Yelich got the Bearkats on the board with a single to plate Ebbs. The Lumberjacks improve 3-2 all-time against the Lobos and are 3-0 all-time against New Mexico in Albuquerque, sweeping a similar two-game series in 2012. The Huskies begin a seven-game homestand with a four-game series against Iowa Saturday through Tuesday at Husky Field. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday’s games begin at 1 p.m., while Sunday’s game starts at 2 p.m. SFA now looks to earn the sweep of the quick two-game series tomorrow as first pitch against UNM is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Lobo Field. Patrick Day will get the start for the Lumberjacks. HBU did not threaten until the ninth, when junior outfielder Josh Leonhardt led off with a walk, then Nehrir reached on an error, but the Huskies were unable to capitalize. Dylan Ebbs started and tossed four innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Ryan Brinley tossed three scoreless innings in relief before running out of gas in the eighth. – Return to top – New Mexico reclaimed the lead at 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, only to see SFA rally in the top of the sixth as McMullen pulled a double past third, scoring O’Neill as the ‘Jacks pulled even at 4-4. Texas 7, UIW 1AUSTIN, TEXAS – The University of the Incarnate Word baseball team dropped a mid-week, non-conference game against No. 16 Texas, 7-1 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday.The Longhorns (11-6) did not waste any time to open the scoring. They scored five runs in the first three innings and later added two runs in the seventh. Bret Boswell fueled the Texas offense with a pair of doubles bringing in two runs. He also scored two runs on the night. Ben Johnson, Tres Barrera and Michel Cantu all collected two hits apiece. The two runs in the bottom of the seventh came off back-to-back homeruns from Barrera and Brooks Marlow.The Cardinals (7-10) struggled against a Texas pitching staff that used six pitchers on the night. Mark Whitehead got UIW’s first hit in the top of the third with a hard-hit groundball through the left side of the infield. The next Cardinal hit did not come until the top of the ninth when Ethan McGill led the inning with a double over the right fielder. McGill later scored the only run for the Cardinals on an RBI single from Colton Besett.The Longhorn pitching staff combined to allow only three hits and two walks while striking out seven. Tyler Schimpf took the win for the Longhorns with 2.2 innings of work allowing no hits, no runs, no walks and one strikeout.The Cardinal bullpen slowed the Longhorn offense with five innings of two-run baseball. John Shull pitched three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and one walk while striking out one. Tyler Miller threw a scoreless eighth inning for UIW.The Cardinals totaled one run on three hits and one error, while the Longhorns finished the night with seven runs, 11 hits and no errors.The Cardinals are on the road this weekend where they will take on McNeese State in a Southland Conference matchup. The three-game series starts Friday at 6:00 p.m. followed by games on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. – Return to top – DeJesus was one of three ‘Jacks to record a pair of RBIs on the night, joined by McMullen and Matthew Dickey. Conner Fikes and Wilson accounted for the other two SFA runs batted in. – Return to top – UTSA 3, Houston Baptist 0SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Five UTSA pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Houston Baptist in non-conference baseball Tuesday night at Roadrunner Field. Central Arkansas 12, Wichita State 1WICHITA, Kan. _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and pounded the Wichita State Shockers 12-1 in non-conference action Tuesday at Eck Stadium.The Bears (8-3) scored four times in the second inning, added a single run in the fourth, then exploded for five more in the sixth to put the game away. UCA out-hit WSU 12-6, with junior shortstop Logan Preston going 3 for 3. Matt Anderson, Tyler Langley and Wesley Hoover all had two hits each, with Langley hitting his first home run of the season.Sophomore righthander Riley Echols (1-0) shut the Shockers down from the start, holding them to just three hits and striking out four. Echols, in his first start and only second appearance of the season, went 7.1 innings, allowing one run on three singles and striking out four.The second inning started with consecutive singles by Joey Pinney and Anderson. A wild pitch by WSU freshman starter Tyler Jones allowed Pinney to score. Preston’s sacrifice fly scored Anderson and Hoover followed with a base hit to center field. Langley reached on a throwing error before Braxton Phillips tripled to the gap in right-center to make it 4-0.In the fourth, Preston doubled, went to second on Hoover’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Langley’s sacrifice fly for a 5-0 advantage. The Bears got an RBI double from Hoover and a three-run home run from Langley in the sixth. Ferrell added the final run of the frame with a single to center.The Shockers (4-10) got their first run in the eighth on three consecutive singles. UCA scratched out two more runs in the ninth inning on Brad Dillenberger’s ground out that brought in Chuck Deckard and Phillips’ base-loaded walk. Junior righthander Derek Beier pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and struck out the final two batters to end the game.UCA returns to Southland Conference action this weekend at home, hosting the Lamar Cardinals. Game times are 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Bear Stadium. Second baseman Zach Smith drove in another run with a ground out to second base. The final run of the inning came home on an error at shortstop. Once again, the Lobos pulled in front at 5-4 in the seventh, sending an single through the infield to plate a run. Starter Jarred Greene lasted four innings, allowing four runs on seven hints for SFA. Ledet pitched the fifth through seventh innings with Josh Keith and Chris Hassold teaming up to work around the Lobo threat in the eighth, setting up Wiedenfeld to finish it off. Senior centerfielder Zach Nehrir went 2-for-4 for the Huskies (7-9). This weekend Sam Houston will hit the road for a three-game series at Northwestern State. The Demons took two-of-three from the Bearkats last season in Huntsville. UT Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 1ABILENE, Texas – A pair of two-out, run-scoring doubles off the bats of Travis Sibley and Christian Hollie in the second and fourth innings was all the UT Arlington pitching staff needed to defeat Abilene Christian on a cool Tuesday night at Crutcher Scott Field, 3-1.The win evened the Mavs’ season record at 6-6, while the Wildcats, who were three-hit tonight by four pitchers, fell to 1-10 on the spring.ACU starter Austin Lambright recorded two quick outs in the second before Brady Cox reached on an infield single to third base, in which Brayden Gomez had trouble getting the ball out of his mitt. That minor miscue was followed by a walk and then Sibley ripped a double that tightroped the left-field line.Lambright again was hurt by a two-out walk in the fourth as Hollie – who struck out against Lambright two times earlier – drilled a two-bagger into the right-center gap that made it a 3-0 game.That’s all the Mavs would score the rest of the night as the ACU bullpen of Landon Holifield, Ladgie Zotyka andNick Palacios combined to toss 4.0 scoreless innings with six strikeouts.The Wildcats broke UTA’s bid for a shutout in the sixth when catcher Alex Copeland singled to right to scoreHeath Beasley from second base. That run was charged to UTA starter Kyle Laberge, who went on to earn the victory behind seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.Laberge was followed to the mound by relievers Daniel James, Zach Hobbs and Colin Tornberg. James got the Mavericks out of the sixth and pitched a scoreless seventh. Hobbs tossed a 1-2-3 eighth, and Tornberg earned his fourth save after getting two fly balls and a ground out with a runner at first base.The Wildcats and Mavs conclude their two-game season series Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Arlington. The game will be broadcast in Abilene on 98.1 FM-The Ticket with Grant Boone providing the play-by-play. Stephen F. Austin 8, New Mexico 5ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Stephen F. Austin rallied three times, culminating in a four-run eighth inning to finally take the lead, knocking off New Mexico 8-5 in Albuquerque. It snaps a four-game skid for the Lumberjacks, who improve to 5-12 on the season. UTSA scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the second when Geonte Jackson was hit by a pitch to lead off and Matt Hilston followed with a double. Jackson scored on a passed ball, then Valentine’s sacrifice fly plated a run. Kinder then slapped a fly ball down the leftfield line, out of the reach of a diving Brandon Morones, and ended up with an RBI triple to put the Roadrunners ahead, 3-0. SFA and New Mexico, who was receiving votes in this week’s top-25 poll, battled back and forth for three scoreless innings until the Lobos registered three runs in the bottom of the fourth, taking the 3-0 lead. But the Lumberjacks responded in the top of the fifth as Dickey ripped an opposite field double, scoring Anthony Soriano and Wilson and cutting the deficit to 3-2. Fikes then grounded out to short, but it was enough to bring Dickey home from third, tying the game at 3-3. – Return to top – Junior righthander Brody Toal (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits in two innings. The Huskies’ bullpen was outstanding, as senior righthander Ross Kennell tossed three shutout innings, junior lefthander Weston Wick threw 1.1 and junior righty Matt Harding threw the final 1.2. Kevin Markham and Trent Bowles each went 2-for-4 for the Roadrunners (9-7). Logan Kinder tripled and drove in a run, while Skyler Valentine also had an RBI. Boone Mokry (1-0) earned the win for UTSA, allowing two hits and striking out three in five innings. Cody Brannon tossed two innings, Andre Shrewcraft one, Nolan Savage walked the only batter he faced, and Patrick Herbilin got the final three outs, striking out two, for his second save of the year. Houston 17, Sam Houston State 7HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston State was in great shape going into the eighth inning, leading No. 21 Houston 7-3, Tuesday night at Don Sanders Stadium before the Cougars rattled off 11 runs in the eighth and beat the Bearkats 14-7. Houston loaded the bases with no outs to start the eighth inning. Alex Bisacca came out of the bullpen and allowed two singles that scored three Cougar runs.
After scoring 14 points in the first half, Roberts continued to dominate the low blocks to start the second. She had 10 more points by the under-12 media timeout to help SFA claw their way back to a seven point deficit, 57-50 with 11:51 remaining in the game. She scored 21 points in the final 20 minutes alone. TCU used a 16-1 run to jump out to a 25-11 lead at the halfway point in the first half. Roberts helped SFA stop the bleeding by scoring seven straight points as the Ladyjacks climbed back to within five at 27-22. Sophomore Taylor Ross and senior Brittney Matthew also joined Roberts and Henderson in double figures, scoring 15 and 11 points, respectfully. The two teams then traded momentum swings to end the half. TCU mounted an 11-0 spurt to build a 38-22 advantage before SFA came roaring back with a 9-0 run, which included five points from Henderson. Despite scratching back to within seven (38-31), the Horned Frogs ended the opening frame on an 8-0 run to take a 46-31 cushion into the break. Henderson eclipsed the milestone with 2:03 to play, knocking down a huge three-pointer to cut TCU’s lead to four, 76-72. With her fourth rebound of Thursday’s contest, Roberts joined a select few in the 1,000-rebound club. The Waco native ends her career with 1,007 boards – also the sixth best total for any Ladyjack. One of the best players in the storied history of Ladyjack basketball, it was only fitting that Roberts ended her tremendous career with a career-high 35 points. She shot the ball at a staggering 13-for-18 clip from the field while adding 11 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. She ends her SFA career with 1,915 points – the sixth-most in program history. The Ladyjacks outscored the Horned Frogs (18-13) 49-39 in the second half, coming within three points (81-78) after Brentney Branch got a floater to go with 14 seconds on the clock. After trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half, SFA’s dramatic comeback would fall just short however, as TCU made its free throws down the stretch. Henderson also reached a significant milestone on Thursday after finishing the game with 11 points. Needing just nine to become SFA’s newest addition into the 1,000-point club entering the postseason battle, Henderson’s 11 points moved her career total to 1,002 after an excellent four-year career. While bringing back a wealth of talent, and adding transfers Taylor Schippers and Stevi Parker next season, the Ladyjacks will miss the playing ability and off-court character of their five seniors: Porsha Roberts, Tierany Henderson, Brittney Matthew, Destiny Bragman and Daylyn Harris. Despite falling short on Thursday night, the Ladyjacks had one of the best seasons in the last decade for the program. SFA won back-to-back Southland Conference titles for the first time since 2000-01/2001-02, boasted the best SLC record in 13 years, saw Porsha Roberts garner SLC Player of the Year honors and Brandon Schneider take home Coach of the Year accolades, among a plethora of other awards and achievements. TCU 85, Stephen F. Austin 80FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Porsha Roberts recorded a new career-high and the Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team made a strong comeback push in the second half, but fell just short against TCU in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, 85-80. The Ladyjacks end a historic season with an overall record of 23-8.