Utah State Softball Adds JC Transfer

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State softball coach Steve Johnson announced the addition of Erin Kuba to the 2019 signing class for the Aggies.Kuba, a Cedar Falls, Iowa native, comes to the Aggies from the junior college ranks at Indian Hills Community College of Ottumwa, Iowa.Kuba is also a four-year letter-winner from Jefferson High School of Cedar Rapids.This season, Kuba helped the Lady Warriors to a record of 46-12, batting .422 and leading the squad with 23 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs.After claiming the league championship title, Kuba concluded the season as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the year, earning first-team all-region honors. This was her second all-region honor as she was named to the 2nd team as a freshman in 2017.Kuba is one of eight Aggies in this class which will be official in the fall: Kenzie Bolin of San Marcos, Calif., Gabriella Jimenez of Sacramento, Calif., Chloe Nightingale of Camarillo, Calif., Lexi Orozco of San Marcos, Calif., Hannah Sisul of Oregon City, Ore., Emily Tidd of Temecula, Calif. and Kapri Toone of Tremonton, Utah. Brad James May 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Softball Adds JC Transfer Tags: Chloe Nightingale/Emily Tidd/Erin Kuba/Gabriella Jimenez/Hannah Sisul/Kapri Toone/Kenzie Bolin/Lexi Orozco/Utah State Softballlast_img read more

Seven U of U Women’s Swimmers Named As CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

first_img Written by June 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Seven U of U Women’s Swimmers Named As CSCAA Scholar All-Americans Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNORFOLK, Va.-Wednesday, the University of Utah’s women’s swimming/diving team saw seven of their stellar scholar-athletes honored as Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.For the second consecutive season, senior Dorien Butter of Cairo, Egypt and sophomore Sarah Lott of Los Alamos, N.M. were honored.First-time honorees include freshman Clare Greenlow of Menlo Park, Calif., freshman Sara McClendon of Mansfield, Texas, junior Genny Robertson of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, freshman Emma Ruchala of Tinley Park, Ill., and junior Gillian St. John of Albuquerque, N.M.To obtain honorable mention selection to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team, swimmers must have achieved a GPA of at least 3.50, achieved a “B time” standard or competed at their respective diving qualifying meets.Butter is now a three-time first-team All-Pac-12 academic honoree and Lott was named second-team all-conference this past season.St. John and Robertson also earned academic honors from the Pac-12 in 2018. Tags: Clare Greenlow/Dorien Butter/Emma Ruchala/Genny Robertson/Gillian St. John/Pac 12/Sara McClendon/Sarah Lott/Utah Swimming/Divinglast_img read more

Weber State Women’s Golf Posts 23rd Best GPA Nationally

first_imgJuly 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Women’s Golf Posts 23rd Best GPA Nationally Tags: Arizona State/Arkansas State/Cincinnati/Denver/East Carolina/Nebraska-Omaha/Rutgers/Seattle U./South Carolina/Stanford/Weber State Women’s Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, on a busy day for Weber State athletics, the women’s golf squad found their place in the sun as they earned the 23rd best GPA nationally in Division I per a statement from weberstatesports.com.The 11-player roster amassed a collective GPA of 3.691, placing them 23rd on the 2017-18 All-Scholar Team GPA Award list released by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.This list annually recognizes the women’s collegiate golf programs with the highest collective team GPA.This includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 2017-18 season.The top team GPA award was won by the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the Summit League who netted a 3.949 GPA.Rounding out the Top 10 were the Arkansas State Red Wolves, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the East Carolina Pirates, the Arizona State Sun Devils, the Seattle U. Redhawks, the Cincinnati Bearcats, the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Denver Pioneers and the Stanford Cardinal. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Bees Nip Aces

first_imgAugust 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Nip Aces FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Matt Thaiss singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Bees nipped the Aces 4-3 in Salt Lake City.Stephen McGee doubled in the tying run in the eighth to force extras.  Jose Fernandez homered in the win.The Bees go for a series sweep tonight. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

Former Central Utah High School Stars Help SUU Women’s Basketball To Win

first_img Written by Tags: Hannah Robins/Juab/North Sevier/Peyton Shepherd/SUU Women’s Basketball/Tracy Sanders/UC Riverside Highlanders FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday evening, former Juab High girls basketball star Hannah Robins and former North Sevier High girls basketball star Peyton Shepherd (Torgerson) had 7 points apiece, helping Southern Utah to a 69-59 win over San Diego in non-conference women’s basketball action at the America First Event Center.Robins added 5 rebounds and shot 3-5 from the field in 28 minutes of action for the program’s new head coach, Tracy Sanders.Shepherd also amassed 5 rebounds and shot a proficient 3 of 4 from the field.The Thunderbirds are next in action November 15 at Riverside, Calif. against the UC Riverside Highlanders. November 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Central Utah High School Stars Help SUU Women’s Basketball To Win Brad Jameslast_img read more

Northern Colorado Snaps SUU’s 4-game winning streak in Big Sky Play

first_imgJanuary 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Northern Colorado Snaps SUU’s 4-game winning streak in Big Sky Play Brandon Better ensued in his recent hot streak for the Thunderbirds, posting 22 points in defeat for SUU. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGREELEY, Colo.-Jordan Davis posted 36 points and 6 rebounds on 14 of 17 shooting as the Northern Colorado Bears bested Southern Utah 79-68 in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball action Thursday at the Bank of Colorado Arena. Davis, a senior out of Las Vegas, also made 3 of 4 from range to help the Bears shoot 51 percent (26 of 51) for the game as they snapped the Thunderbirds’ 4-game winning streak. Written by Tags: Bank of Colorado Arena/Brandon Better/Flagstaff Arizona/Jordan Davis/Northern Colorado/SUU Men’s Basketball/Walkup Skydome The win kept the Bears within striking distance of first-place Weber State, as they improved to 7-2 in Big Sky play and 13-7 overall. SUU fell to 9-8 overall and 4-4 in Big Sky play. The Thunderbirds are next in action Saturday Monday at Northern Arizona for a 12:00 pm tip-off at the Walkup Skydome at Flagstaff, Ariz. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dwyane Wade says it was ‘so fitting’ to end NBA career with wife, daughter

first_imgScored 30 points in his final home game on Tuesday. April 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Dwyane Wade says it was ‘so fitting’ to end NBA career with wife, daughter Beau Lund Written by Selected fifth in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft out of Marquette University. 2008-09 NBA scoring champion 1,054 games played, started in 909 games (at time of publication) FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Dwyane Wade will hang up the No. 3 jersey after more than 2,300 points, 13 All-Star appearances, three NBA titles and 15 years in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard, who spent 15 seasons of his career with the Miami Heat, opened up about his time on the court as he looks ahead to retirement. “I’m so lucky to be in the situation where I have a five-month-old daughter by my side — it just was so fitting to have the opportunity to end my career with me carrying her,” Wade said on ABC News’ Good Morning America about his daughter Kaavia. He added he was “just filled with so much gratitude, so much love, so much appreciation for the people that supported me.” “I just want to thank the fans, they made this last season like a movie for me,” he said.In his final regular season game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Wade’s friends — known as the “Banana Boat” crew — sat courtside and witnessed his 25-point, 11-rebound and 10-assist performance, notching the fifth and final triple-double of his career. “Those guys all being there for my last game, being over there cheering the whole game, talking to me the whole game, man it was so dope, it was so cool and I was so appreciative of it,” Wade said. The group of friends includes Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. Wade also celebrated after the game with his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, and singer Justin Timberlake. “I had a hangover,” he admitted with a smile. “It was rough; I admit it’s the first hangover I’ve ever had in my life, and it sucked.” The NBA superstar is now on to enjoy time off the court with his wife and kids.Going out on topWade first announced his retirement last September in a video titled “One Last Dance,” which became the name for his farewell 2018-19 season.Wade, known as “Flash” for his speed on the court, racked up an impressive list of professional accomplishments. These are just a sample of his serious numbers:Third best shooting guard behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Two Olympic medals: one gold (2008), one bronze (2004) Saying thank you instead of goodbye“Walking off, I did the lap around the court with my wife, and I just wanted to thank the fans,” Wade said on GMA of the game against the Nets that capped his career.After the victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, an emotional Wade took the time to thank each of his teammates this season, including those who had been cut or traded, by name. “I’m thankful for this moment. I’m thankful for this entire season,” he said, standing next to his oldest son, Zaire. “I’ve got some brothers that will always be my brothers. I love you guys.” A touching tribute video began with Erik Spoelstra, Wade’s head coach of 10 years. It transitioned to his former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, who narrated the first act of Wade’s career — including the first NBA championship they won together in 2006. Then, the tribute turned the page to the second act, which was narrated by his longtime teammate LeBron James and covered the “Big Three era” in Miami, when the Heat won two back-to-back titles and reached four NBA Finals in as many years. It also included Wade’s departure to Chicago, where he played for the Bulls in the summer of 2015. The final act showed Wade’s triumphant return to Miami last season and was narrated by three people: his wife, Union, his longtime teammate, Udonis Haslem, and Pat Riley, who coached and ran the Heat during Wade’s entire career. The video ended with a silhouette of Zaire Wade, who was shown walking all alone into American Airlines Arena. He mimicked some of his father’s moves — from the pull-up midrange jumper to a pump fake — then slowly walked up the steps of the arena bowl to a microphone, where he sat down and introduced his father.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Averages 22 points per game in his career Led the Heat to its only three franchise championship titles. last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 6/13/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 10 Seattle 5Toronto 12 Baltimore 3LA Angels 5 Tampa Bay 3Boston 7 Texas 6Kansas City 7 Detroit 3Chi White Sox 5 NY Yankees 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 6 Pittsburgh 5Arizona 5 Washington 0Colorado 9 San Diego 6LA Dodgers 7 Chi Cubs 3St. Louis at NY Mets, suspendedNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSNBA FINALS, GAME 6Toronto 114 Golden State 110 (TOR wins series)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 76 Dallas 72Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 6/13/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img

Utah State Football Picked Second In Mountain Division of Mountain West Conference

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHENDERSON, Nev.-Tuesday, Utah State football was picked second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference as selected by media from Mountain West Conference markets assembled at the Green Valley Ranch of Henderson, Nev. for the first day of Mountain West football media day.Boise State was selected to place first in the Mountain Division as the Broncos netted 15 first-place votes. Led by current Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien, Boise State went 7-1 in league play last season, winning the Mountain Division.Defending Mountain West champion Fresno State was selected to win the West Division, as the Bulldogs netted 17 first-place votes from the media.The Aggies amassed six first-place votes. Rounding out the Mountain Division standings were Air Force in third place, Wyoming in fourth place, Colorado State in fifth place and New Mexico in sixth place.The Aggies will address the media Wednesday as has been designated for all Mountain Division schools. Tags: Air Force/Boise State/Brett Rypien/Colorado State/Fresno State Bulldogs/Mountain Division/Mountain West Conference/New Mexico/Utah State Football/Wyoming Brad James July 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Picked Second In Mountain Division of Mountain West Conference Written bylast_img read more

Portland State rolls past Southern Utah 52-31

first_imgOctober 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Portland State rolls past Southern Utah 52-31 Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/Portland State Vikings/SUU Thunderbirds Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Sirgeo Hoffman added two touchdown runs to power Portland State to a 52-31 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.The Vikings (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) started fast and never looked back against the Thunderbirds (1-5, 0-2). Portland State used Cody Williams’ 37-yard field goal and Hoffman’s 2-yard TD run to take a 10-0 lead after one quarter. Following Hoffman’s score, Southern Utah drove 66 yards in 15 plays with Chris Helbig passing to Lance Lawson for a 5-yard score to get the Thunderbirds within 10-7 just 17 seconds into the second quarter.Portland State then scored 28 straight points to lead 38-10 at the half. Alexander’s 3-yard TD run started the second-quarter scoring burst. He added a 16-yard TD pass to Beau Kelly before Emmanuel Daigbe capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive with an 11-yard TD run to put the Vikings up 31-7 with 47 seconds left in the half. Anthony Adams then picked off Helbig on the Thunderbirds’ first play from scrimmage and two plays later Alexander connected with Davis Koetter for a 46-yard TD and a 38-7 lead.Alexander finished 18-of-30 passing for 234 yards and he rushed for 80 yards on just seven carries. Hoffman ran for 81 yards on 24 carries. Koetter hauled in five passes for 108 yards.Helbig completed 31 of 41 passes for 302 yards and three TDs with one interception. Lawson had eight catches for 100 yards and a score.Portland State had a 473-394 edge in total offense and a 239-92 advantage on the ground. Associated Presslast_img read more