first_imgApril 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Defense Posts 32-25 Win in Annual Spring Football Game Tags: Football/Spring Game/Utah State Aggies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s defense recorded four sacks and seven tackles for loss and held the Aggie offense to five three-and-outs in posting a 32-25 win in the annual Spring Football Game held Saturday afternoon on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.Offensively, Utah State produced 172 yards (163-passing, 9-rushing) and scored one touchdown and two field goals in the shortened 57-play scrimmage, but did not commit any turnovers.With a special scoring system, the offense got six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal, two points for a rush of 15 or more yards, two points for a pass of 20 or more yards, one point for a first down and one or two points for respective conversions. The defense earned 12 points for a touchdown, six points for a turnover, three points for a three-and-out, three points for a blocked or missed field goal, two points for a stopped drive, sack or tackle for loss, as well as one or two points for failed respective conversions.“Today was good evaluation day, our second of the spring, and the weather held off,” said sixth-year head coach Matt Wells. “We had to cut it back a little bit today because of some injuries, but we were still able to do a half scrimmage with 57 plays. Nobody got hurt, so it was a good day and competitive score.”The scrimmage started with Utah State’s No. 1 offense putting points on the board in each of its first two drives as junior PK Dominik Eberle made a 55-yard field goal to cap a 9-play, 22-yard drive and then made a 31-yard field goal to cap a 5-play, 43-yard drive.The only touchdown on the day came on a 15-yard pass from sophomore QB Jordan Love to senior WR Ron’quavion Tarver to cap a 5-play, 71-yard drive. Overall, Love finished the scrimmage completing 5-of-10 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown, while Tarver caught five passes for 76 yards and one score.Other offensive highlights on the day included junior TE Dax Raymond, who added one reception for 41 yards, while redshirt freshman WR Taylor Compton had two receptions for 32 yards. Junior RB Gerold Bright led the Aggies running game with 27 yards on six carries, while fellow junior RB Darwin Thompson had 17 yards on three carries.Junior LB Tipa Galeai had two sacks to lead Utah State’s defense, while senior S Jontrell Rocquemore and redshirt freshman CB Andre Grayson each had three tackles. Other Aggies to record sacks included senior LB Chase Christiansen, junior DE Devon Anderson and sophomore LB Maika Magalei.Utah State, which returns 18 starters (O-9, D-9) and 51 letterwinners (O-20, D-29, S-2) from last year’s NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl team, will open the 2018 season on Friday, Aug. 31, at Michigan State and begin its home season the following weekend against New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 8. Mountain West play begins for USU two weekends later as it hosts Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 22.For Aggie football ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram atinstagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more


first_img Beau Lund Written by September 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Skateboarder becomes first female to land Tony Hawk’s infamous loopcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time ever, a female has completed legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk’s notoriously terrifying loop.On Aug. 26, Lizzie Armanto of Oceanside, California, was one of the three skateboarders whose names were added to the list of roughly 15 people who have successfully landed the trick created by Hawk.Armanto chatted with “Good Morning America” about accomplishing the near impossible feat.“So I made it, and then everyone was screaming,” Armanto told “GMA.” “A bunch of my friends and Tony [Hawk] ran to me and Tony throws his phone because he was so excited.”Armanto, 25, said she was introduced to skateboarding at the age of 14 when her brother wanted to give it a go.“My mom just took us both to the skate park and I tried it as well,” she recalled. “From the start, we both were at the same level. We didn’t know how to do it, but I was like, ‘I’m not going to let my little brother be better than me.’”Armanto soon began competing and entered the 2009 Pro-Tec Pool Party at Vans Skatepark in Orange, California, when she was 16.“There were’t many girls skating at that time and I was just a local girl and they were hooking me up with boards,” she said. “By skating my first competition, I got a taste of the bigger skating community and I think that’s what really drew me in and made me wanted to pursue [it].”It was at Vans where Armanto met Hawk and eventually became the newest pro on his Birdhouse skate team. She is the only female member on the team.“I can call any of those guys up if I needed something and they’d come through,” Armanto said of her team, whom she thinks of as family.Armanto took the gold at the 2013 X Games in Barcelona. She has her own character in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and in 2016 she was the first woman to ever grace the cover of Transworld Skateboarding magazine.In 2017, Armanto was the third woman to make the cover of Thrasher Magazine. That same year, Hawk and Birdhouse presented her with her own signature pro model skateboard. “I’ve put my time in to get to where I am and I’ve had a really awesome support group and that starts with my parents teaching me by example,” Armanto said of her success. “My mom is an engineer and she’s in a male-dominated industry too and a lot of her attitude, I think, I have a hint of it.”Last week, skaters were invited to attempt the loop at a promotional event outside Hawk’s company warehouse.The daring ride has a 14-foot drop and a Hot Wheels-style, 360-degree ramp. The track is 16 feet long. Hawk took it on his Boom Boom Huckjam tour in 2003 but brings it out every now and again when skaters ask to give it a try.After a few attempts, Armanto nailed the landing.Hawk tweeted a video of the moment, calling it “an inspiring display of fierce determination and skill.”As for her message to aspiring skaters, Armanto said to never second-guess yourself.“Being a female is part of your identity so when you see another female doing it it’s like, ‘Yea…I can do this,’” she said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgThe win improves head coach Jon Judkins’ Dixie State squad to 8-8 and 6-6 in conference play. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Wade Miller keyed a balanced scoring attack with 17 points as the Dixie State Trailblazers routed Colorado Mesa 86-61 Friday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Brownson Arena. Written by Kenzo Nudo had 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting in the loss for the Mavericks, who fell to 12-6 and 7-5 in conference play. The Trailblazers shot a torrid 58.8 percent (30-51) from the field, including 60.7 percent (17-28) in the first half to build a 44-31 lead at the half. Dixie State has a swift turnaround as they remain on Colorado’s Western Slope Saturday to battle the Western Colorado Mountaineers at Gunnison, Colo. for a 7:00 pm tip-off. January 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Routs Colorado Mesa Friday Tags: Colorado Mesa/Dixie State/Dixie State men’s basketball/Jon Judkins/Kenzo Nudo/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Wade Miller/Western Colorado Mountaineers Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_imgOctober 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer2A SouthFILLMORE, Utah-Kara Camp and Rylee Miller each scored as the Millard Eagles played Parowan to a 2-2 draw Tuesday in 2A South Region girls soccer action. Laci Sissener scored both goals for the Rams.Region 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Brittan Tait scored twice as the Richfield Wildcats downed the Emery Spartans 6-2 in Region 12 girls soccer action Tuesday. Kate Robinson, Macey Pace, Nora Foster and Sadie Yardley also scored for the Wildcats in the rout.BLANDING, Utah-Emily Jacobsen scored two goals and the San Juan Broncos topped South Sevier 5-0 Tuesday in Region 12 girls soccer action.Region 14LINDON, Utah-The Juab Wasps exploded for five second-half goals as they routed Maeser Prep 7-2 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Megan Olson amassed four goals as the Manti Templars routed American Leadership 8-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Brynlee Golding added a pair of goals and Janessa Bridges and Kassidy Alder also scored for Manti. Katie Larsen earned the shutout for the Templars.DELTA, Utah-Savannah Nielson posted five goals and Addison Nielson added a hat trick as the Delta Rabbits pummeled Union 9-1 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Cynthia Chavez also scored in the win for Delta.VolleyballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-The Juab Wasps downed Maeser 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Wasps prevailed 25-20, 25-19 and 25-16 to get the straight sets win over the Lions.DELTA, Utah-The Delta Rabbits smacked Manti 3-0 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action at the Palladium. The Rabbits prevailed 25-13, 25-15 and 25-16 to ovepower the Templars.ROOSEVELT, Utah-The Union Cougars pounded North Sanpete 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Cougars gashed the Hawks 25-10, 25-9 and 25-15 to earn the straight sets victory.Region 16SALINA, Utah-The North Summit Braves made quick work of North Sevier with a 3-0 sweep Tuesday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Braves prevailed over the Wolves 25-11, 25-19 and 25-13 to earn the straight sets win.MONTICELLO, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs waxed Monticello 3-1 in Region 16 volleyball action Tuesday. The Bulldogs prevailed 25-23, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-23 to earn the victory.Region 18ENTERPRISE, Utah-The Enterprise Wolves stonewalled Kanab 3-1 Tuesday in Region 18 volleyball action. The Wolves prevailed 21-25, 25-21, 26-24 and 25-16.Non-RegionCASTLE DALE, Utah-The Millard Eagles pulled out a thrilling five set win over the Emery Spartans 3-2 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action.EUREKA, Utah-The Milford Tigers swept the Tintic Miners 3-0 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action. Milford won 25-15, 25-16, 25-11.Girls TennisNon-RegionMONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams beat Millard 4-1 Tuesday in non-region girls tennis action. The Rams won with Gabby Carter in 2nd singles, Hannah Gay in 3rd singles, Morgan Blackburn and Aubree Robinson in 1st doubles and  Cecilia Corpino and Katelyn Sorenson in 2nd doubles. Written by Tags: Roundup Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_imgNovember 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Plays for 7th Place Against Northeastern At Gulf Coast Showcase Tags: Northeastern Basketball/Weber State basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailESTERO, Fla.-Wednesday morning, for a 9:00 am tip-off, Weber State and Northeastern meet for 7th place at the Gulf Coast Showcase.The Wildcats have suffered defeats in this tournament against Wright State (57-72) Monday and Murray State (68-69) Tuesday.Under head coach Randy Rahe (267-157, .630) in his 14th season at the helm, Weber State is off to a 1-4 start and seeks some good vibes against the Huskies of the Colonial Athletic Conference this morning.The Wildcats are currently scoring 69 points per game and surrendering 70.2 points per contest.Senior guard Jerrick Harding (17 points, 3.5 rebounds per game) is the Wildcats’ leading scorer.Former Wasatch Academy star, senior guard Cody John (10.8 points, 4 rebounds per game) also scores in double-figures on average for the Wildcats.Freshman guard Judah Jordan leads the Wildcats in assists with 12. Junior guard Khameron Davis, a transfer from Pittsburgh, has a team-best 5 rebounds per game.Davis, John and junior forward Michal Kozak, a Czech national, have four steals apiece on the seasonfor the Wildcats.Kozak also has a team-best six blocks for Weber State.The Huskies are coached by Bill Coen (227-201, .530) in his 14th season at the program. He has Northeastern at 3-4 to start this season.The Huskies score 73.6 points per game and surrender 68.4 points per contest.Redshirt senior guard Jordan Roland (24.9 points per game) is a stalwart for the Huskies. Roland is tied for the team lead in steals (11) with freshman guard Tyson Walker (10 points per game, a team-best 20 assists).Senior guard Brace Bolden has a team-best 5.9 rebounds for the Huskies and junior forward Tomas Murphy has a team-best 3 blocked shots. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LINCOLN, Ala.) — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of a Black driver who had called for removing the Confederate flag from circuit events.“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR said in a statement on Sunday. “As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”The organization said it would “do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.”On Monday, the Department of Justice announced its Civil Rights Division is also investigating “to determine whether there are violations of federal law,” U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said in a statement.The incident happened Sunday at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway, which was hosting a Cup Series race. NASCAR said the noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. The 43 car is driven by Bubba Wallace, 26, the only Black driver in the Cup Series, NASCAR’s highest level.Wallace responded to the incident on Twitter Sunday night.“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism,” he said.Wallace had pushed for NASCAR to ban the display of the Confederate flag amid calls for racial justice following George Floyd’s death last month at the hands of Minneapolis police. NASCAR subsequently announced earlier this month that it was banning the presence of the controversial flag at all events.In his statement Sunday, Wallace said he has been “overwhelmed” by the support from fans and that “we will not be deterred by the reprehensible actions of those who seek to spread hate.”“This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down,” he said. “I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”Ahead of the Cup Series race on Sunday, protesters were seen flying Confederate flags in a parade outside Talladega Superspeedway. A plane also flew a banner of the flag with the words “Defund NASCAR.”The race, Talladega’s first and NASCAR’s second overall during the coronavirus pandemic to have fans in attendance, ended up being postponed to Monday at 3 p.m. ET at the Lincoln racetrack due to inclement weather.In a statement released Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called on the NASCAR family to “rally around Bubba and his team as they compete today.” She said she was “shocked and appalled” by what happened and will assist in finding and punishing the person responsible.“There is no place for this disgusting display of hatred in our state,” she said, adding that Wallace is a native of Mobile, Alabama. “On behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt that this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img June 22, 2020 /Sports News – National Federal investigation launched after noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladegalast_img read more


first_img Written by Tags: Both Gach/Minnesota Golden Gophers/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Minneapolis, MN) — Former Utah forward Both Gath is taking his talents to Minneapolis.Gach has committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers yesterday.The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 games last season at Utah, including 25 starts. June 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gach Leaves Utah For Minnesota Associated Presslast_img


first_img Tags: Denver Nuggets/Donovan Mitchell/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter as the Utah Jazz withstood a 50-point night from Jamal Murray to beat the Denver Nuggets 129-127 and take a 3-1 lead in their playoff series.The 23-year-old Mitchell also scored 57 points in Game 1. He’s now averaging 39.5 points in the series.The Jazz can close it out in Game 5 on Tuesday.Murray’s 50 points was the most-ever by a Denver player in a postseason game. Written by August 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 51 points, Jazz beat Nuggets for 3-1 lead Associated Presslast_img


first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday afternoon despite more positive cases of COVID-19 reportedly being identified within the Ravens organization.Sources tell ESPN Baltimore had two more positive tests come back before the team left for Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The tests belong to Ravens safety Geno Stone and an equipment manager, according to the sources.This marks the 10th straight day the Ravens have identified positive cases of the novel coronavirus among its organization. So far, at least a dozen players have tested positive for the virus.The positive tests have caused the matchup between the Ravens and Steelers to be postponed three times. The game was originally slated to be held on Thanksgiving day.A source told ESPN Tuesday’s positive tests were “not unexpected and not a concern for the game.”Kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday. The Ravens are expected to be tested again before the game.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img December 2, 2020 /Sports News – National More Ravens test positive for COVID-19 ahead of game with Steelerslast_img read more


first_img Image: Canes Midstream has secured equity commitment from EIV Capital. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. Canes Midstream LLC (“Canes”), a growth-oriented energy infrastructure company focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas midstream infrastructure, today announced an equity commitment by EIV Capital (“EIV”), a private equity firm focused on the energy industry, and Canes’ management. The investment will allow Canes to acquire, construct, own and operate midstream assets in the United States.Canes is based in Dallas, Texas and is led by Scott Brown and Chad Choate. The executive team has a combined 50 years of diverse oil and gas midstream experience covering management, commercial, operations, engineering, marketing, construction and origination for both M&A and greenfield development activity. The executive team has acquired and/or developed greenfield midstream assets including: gas gathering, compression, processing and treating, crude oil and NGL gathering and transmission and water gathering and disposal for both private equity-backed and publicly traded midstream companies.  Canes offers a full suite of midstream services to upstream, midstream and downstream customers including producers, end-users, processors, pipeline operators and refiners. Canes works closely with customers to provide tailored service offerings that meet their specific needs and to deliver reliable, safe, easy to understand, on time and best-in-class solutions so they can focus on their core business.Scott Brown, CEO of Canes, said: “We are excited to partner with EIV as we develop midstream solutions throughout the United States. Chad and I have devoted our combined 50-year careers to the midstream space and strongly believe there will be increasing opportunities to partner with producers and continue to build midstream assets for our customers.”Greg Davis, Partner at EIV, said: “We are pleased to partner with Canes as it acquires, develops, operates and commercializes oil and gas midstream infrastructure assets. The Canes team brings a robust background that spans numerous basins and commodities, positioning the team well to partner with producers looking for midstream solutions.” Source: Company Press Release The investment will allow Canes to acquire, construct, own and operate midstream assets in the USlast_img read more