Full Schedule Roster Preview Live Stats Delta State* 4/25/2015 – 1 p.m. CT Watch Live Next Game: LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Florida softball team defeated the University of West Alabama 12-10 Monday afternoon in the final game of the three game series in Livingston, Alabama. The Argonauts (17-29, 9-20 GSC) won the Gulf South Conference series with the Tigers 2-1 after they split a doubleheader Sunday. “We had a big day at the plate today,” said head coach Melissa Paul. “Jenna, Jessica, Kaylen, and Kayln all hit homeruns for us and that got everyone else going. We were able withstand West Alabama’s response late and I’m happy we came out on top today.” West Alabama opened up the scoring in the game after scoring one run on one hit in the first inning. The Argos responded in the third inning by scoring five runs off of five hits. Senior Jenna Belser (Chipley, Fla./Holmes County HS) and sophomore Jessica Wilkinson (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) each hit homeruns in the inning to generate UWF’s scoring. West Florida added another run in the fourth inning when freshman Kaylen Rowell (Pensacola, Fla./Tate HS) registered an RBI to extend UWF’s lead to 6-1 over the Tigers. UWA scored two runs in the fifth to pull within three, but West Florida answered back with six runs in the sixth inning to lead 11-3. Rowell added to her RBI total by hitting a two-run home run in the inning, while junior Kayln Chapman (Boonville, Ind./Wabash Valley JC) hit her first homerun of the season in the inning. Junior Emily Pettigrew (Navarre, Fla./Pensacola State College) rounded out the scoring in the inning after driving in two runs with a double. However, West Alabama would keep things close after they rallied back with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and trailed UWF 11-9 headed to the seventh. The Argos would add an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make it 12-9, and then relied on pitcher Becca Taylor (Panama City, Fla./Rutherford HS) to close out the bottom half. The Tigers made things interesting by scoring a run in the seventh but Taylor was able to get out of the inning and West Florida walked away with a 12-10 victory. Four Argos totaled three hits in the game including Belser who finished the day going 3-for-3 with a homerun and two RBI. Four student-athletes for West Florida registered a homerun in Belser, Rowell, Wilkinson, and Chapman. Wilkinson and Rowell led UWF with three runs batted in each, while Pettigrew contributed two RBI after going 3-for-4 at the plate. Freshmen Meghan Toney (Huntsville, Ala./Madison County HS) and Rowell were the final two Argos to record three hits in the game after each went 3-for-4 at the plate. Taylor picked up her ninth win of the season after she went 6.1 innings with four strikeouts and had four earned runs. West Florida will conclude the 2015 regular season next weekend on April 25-26 when they host Delta State University for Senior Day. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version
Alabama quarterback Jake Coker works with a trainer during an NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITTUSCALOOSA – Alabama senior Jake Coker took warm-up reps with the rest of the quarterbacks Wednesday during the open viewing period but apparently didn’t participate much the rest of practice and is expected to miss another “day or two,” according to head coach Nick Saban.“Jake’s toe (surgery) went very well,” Saban said after practice Wednesday. “We don’t expect him to be out more than — it’s day-to-day — maybe another day or two.”Coker suffered a “minor foot injury” to one of his toes between the scrimmage and Monday’s practice that required surgery that caused him to miss Monday’s two-a-day practice. Coker was spotted working with head trainer Jeff Allen during Tuesday’s practice but hadn’t rejoined the quarterback group yet.While Coker didn’t participate much Wednesday, Alabama did see several others return and practice in a black, no-contact jersey.Senior running back Kenyan Drake is still nursing a hamstring issue but “is recovering and did a nice job in practice today” according to Saban, while sophomore left tackle Cam Robinson practiced with a black jersey after suffering a sprained left shoulder.“I’m not going to make an explanation for every guy that wears a black jersey,” Saban said. “It’s the way we practice that we don’t want to have a lot of contact so every player knows that he doesn’t have contact, and there’s not going to be an explanation for that.”Redshirt freshman Josh Casher wore a black jersey in his return after “injuring his pec (pectoral muscle) lifting weights this summer,” Saban said this spring.Also missing in action Wednesday were junior Raheem Falkins and senior Parker Barrineau, the latter of whom underwent toe surgery recently after what sounded like a pretty serious accident.“Parker Barrineau cut his toe in an incident in the shower or the bathroom — some kind of way — hit it on a door or the door fell on it or closed on it or something and actually required surgery to sow it back up,” Saban said. “This is something that’ll probably take at least a week or so for him to recover from.” Injured WR Cam Sims participates in warm ups: Alabama’s once-depleted receiving core received a big boost Wednesday when talented sophomore pass-catcher Cam Sims returned to the practice field for the first time since tearing knee ligaments mid-spring.Sims tore both the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee during a practice March 28 and underwent knee surgery the following week, but managed to return to the practice less than five months later or roughly 20 weeks since the injury occurred.“Oh, it was awesome,” Tide junior defensive back Maurice Smith said. “I didn’t think he was going to come back that fast and then to see how he’s progressed from the spring until now, I mean, it’s amazing almost.”Sims wore a black, no-contact jersey during the open media viewing period and appears somewhat limited, especially in his breaks and cuts while running routes, and even struggled to catch up to one pass that tipped off his fingers, causing the playmaker to curse in frustration.Despite his return to practice, there’s no definitive timetable when Sims could see the field in a live game this season and Alabama head coach Nick Saban wasn’t going to hedge his bets on when the 6-foot-5, 210-pound deep threat would return to action fully.“He’s got a ways to go,” Saban said of Sims. “He’s doing fine in his rehab. He’s ahead of his rehab. (But) he’s not going to be playing probably any time soon.“We’ll kind of see how it goes, but it’s way too early to make any call about that.” Saban: Don’t count ‘Shank’ out: Alphonse Taylor is best known by his nickname — “Shank” — a moniker even Tide head coach Nick Saban uses to refer to the 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive lineman.And while it’s been difficult for the hulking junior to crack the first-team line the last two years, the Mobile native is someone Saban believes could make an impact as a starter in 2015.“Shank (Taylor) has had a really good camp,” Saban said Wednesday. “I wouldn’t count him out as a guy that could end up being a starter at one of the guard (spots).”Taylor opened spring with the first-team unit at left guard beside sophomore starting left tackle Cam Robinson, but has since spent most of his time with the second group. But as of recently, Taylor has been working his way back into the fold with the first group, seemingly rotating with redshirt freshman Ross Pierschbacher and sophomore Bradley Bozeman at either guard position.“We feel like we have three really good guards. Bradley is a really good backup center, too,” Saban said. “We’ve kind of got four guys that we think are really good guys that we feel like are starters.”While the battle rages over who ultimately starts the opener Sept. 5 against Wisconsin, Taylor’s improvement even from just a year ago has been obvious to coaches and teammates alike.“Shank’s a great player. A lot of power, he’s just grown a lot from last year to this year,” Robinson said of Taylor. “I think just getting more comfortable in the offense and getting to do more things. But he’s progressing really well. He’s having a good camp.”
The Baltimore Orioles are trading infielder Manny Machado to the LA Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal. Machado was the hottest trade piece the Orioles had and multiple teams were bidding on him.Machado was originally drafted by the Orioles in 2010 with the third overall pick in the MLB draft.Here is Rosenthal’s tweet. Machado has a career .283 batting average and 162 home runs. More to come as details are released.Update:From Michael J. Duarte he is hearing that the Orioles return for Manny Machado and cash from the Dodgers would be outfielder Yusniel Diaz, Right hand pitcher Dustin May, and Short stop Errol Robinson. International bonus pool money could also be heading to LA. During tonight’s MLB All-Star game reporter Ken Rosenthal interviewed Orioles All-Star short stop Manny Machado. Machado thanked the Orioles organization for bringing him up and giving him the opportunities to play baseball with an historic organization. He also said he’s excited for tomorrow’s off day and what may be in his future. Afterwards this tweet from Ken Rosenthal was posted: Update:Jeff Passan: The return to the Orioles for Manny Machado: OF Yusniel Diaz, 3B Rylan Bannon, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop and 2B Breyvic Valera. Diaz is the only top-100 type. Kremer could be a dude. Bannon undersized 3B crushing in Cal League. Pop is a reliever, Valera 26-year-old in AAA. Please follow and like us:
Technical director of Wolmer’s Boys Rudolph Speid said that his team is growing in confidence as the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup season progresses. This is after his team’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Tivoli Gardens in their top-of-the-table clash in Group A at Heroes Circle yesterday. Wolmer’s, who are last year’s beaten finalist, finished atop the group with 25 points, four ahead Tivoli. Speid said that he is now very close to finding his best starting eleven, and his players have been improving in training, so he is expecting great things from them for the remainder of the season. “We started the season with only three players returning from last year, so it was always going to be a work in progress,” said Speid. “But we actually decided that we were going to prepare the team week in, week out, so today (Monday) as you can see, I think we’re actually close to starting our best team,” Speid said. “We missed a lot of opportunities. If we had scored these, then the scoreline would have been a lot different,” he said. Speid added: “We are pretty confident going into the next round because we know that we might be playing one of the lesser teams based on our rankings. But as you know, you can’t take anything for granted, so what we are going to do is to ensure that we are more prepared than those teams and we should be okay.” Akeem Virgo scored the lone goal for Wolmer’s in the 48th minute. Virgo, who missed number of clear opportunities in the first half, arrived at the back post to fire home a powerful volley past Tivoli goalkeeper Khail Simpson. Tivoli Gardens’ coach Tommy Ricketts said that he was dissatisfied with his team’s efforts. “Our performance was a bit low because we have a few players that were missing and our performance wasn’t all that perfect,” said Ricketts. “We are still upbeat going into second round because we just have a few things that we need to get right,” he said. Yesterday’s results Group A Wolmer’s 1-0 Tivoli Gardens Group B Bridgeport 3-1 Mona Papine 0-1 Jamaica College Donald Quarrie 0-2 STATHS Group C Camperdown 2-1 Waterford Hydel 7-1 Meadowbrook Group D Tarrant 3-0 KTHS St Catherine 4-0 Vauxhall Group E Excelsior 9-1 Spanish Town Kingston College 6-0 Greater Portmore Ardenne 2-0 Norman Manley Group F Jose Marti 1-4 Holy Trinity Ascot 0-2 Clan Carthy Group G Jonathan Grant 6-0 Cedar Grove Charlie Smith 3-2 Eltham Calabar 10-0 Campion
Dexheimer had been a morning disc jockey on High Desert Broadcasting’s Radio Station KWJL before his illness. Dexheimer started playing the drums professionally at the age of 18 in Pasadena. After two years in the U.S. Army, he returned briefly to the Lockheed job he’d left behind when he was drafted. After only a few months, he took a layoff and returned to playing music. He amassed a private collection of the music played before, during and after the World War II years, more than 30,000 selections.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Local American Red Cross officials are looking for people’s reminisces about longtime Antelope Valley radio personality Loren Dexheimer for a fundraiser to aid American military personnel. A celebrity locally for his radio shows, as a jazz drummer and as a disc jockey, Dexheimer died in January 2005 at age 70. His widow Jean donated his large collection of vintage movies and music tapes to the Red Cross to benefit its services for military personnel, said Fran Stewart. The videotapes – which include Tom Mix and Roy Rogers vintage westerns – and audio cassette tapes – of big band music, jazz and other genres – are to be sold at a benefit sale March 10 and 11 at the Palmdale Red Cross office. The videotapes and music tapes will be put on display those days, with refreshments and photo collages and information about Dexheimer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In preparation for the event, Red Cross officials are collecting peoples’ memories about him. Red Cross officials said people can write down their reminisces in any format and make them as long or as short as they wish. The first six to make submissions will get prizes, Stewart said. Submissions can be mailed or delivered to the American Red Cross, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93550. For more information, call (661) 267-0650. Dexheimer was remembered at a separate event Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Bob Noval and his Big Band Orchestra presented their “Swingin’ Valentine” performance. A portion of the Lancaster concert proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in memory of Dexheimer, who had organized a 2001 big-band Valentine’s performance in Lancaster. Dexheimer died after battling throat and tongue cancer for more than two years. His death came a month after he received a lifetime achievement award at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.