DALLAS, Texas – No. 2 Sam Houston State capped a seamless run through the 2019 Southland Bowling League Championship with a win over No. 1 Vanderbilt in the championship match Sunday afternoon. The Bearkats went 4-0 over the course of the tournament and were forced to a third round of play in two of their matches, once to No. 3 Arkansas State and once to top-seeded Vanderbilt.In addition to her Newcomer of the Year award, SHSU freshman Bea Hernandez was named the sixth player on the All-Tournament team and the tournament’s Most Valuable Bowler. The Bearkats needed three rounds to put the Commodores away and finally did so in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven Series.Sam Houston State, the Southland Bowling League’s automatic qualifier, will now advance to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.How about six straight strikes to win a championship? Trailing in the seventh game of the best-of-7 match against Vanderbilt, @BearkatsBOWL knocked’em all down six times in a row to win the @SouthlandBowl title #StandTall pic.twitter.com/wlhKtfvEY9— BearkatSportsNetwork (@BearkatVid) March 24, 2019 Since the inaugural Southland Bowling Championship in 2015, the Bearkats are the third-team in league history to claim the title.The selection show announcing the field for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship will be streamed Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. on NCAA.com.The NCAA Women’s Bowling selection committee will select a field of 12 programs – eight automatic qualifying teams and four at large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top four being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining eight teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final four teams that will compete in the championship match. Elimination Bracket – Fourth Round No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinVanderbilt earned a two-round victory over Stephen F. Austin in Sunday’s opening match, finishing the Ladyjacks with a 1,035-910 win in the Baker round. The Commodores were led in the Traditional set by Maria Bulanova who tallied a match-high 235. Vanderbilt averaged 208 in the traditional format as Jordan Newham (219) and Samantha Gainor (212) joined Bulanova to score above 200 in the opening game. Sarah Gill attempted a surge early on, tallying a 221 in the traditional game to lead her Ladyjack squad to a score of 1,006 in the round. Unfortunately for SFA, Vanderbilt exploded to a 1,040 in the traditional matchup to set the pace for the contest.Hardware up for grabs on Championship Sunday. Three teams remain…@BearkatsBOWL, @VandyBowling, @SFA_Bowling. #SBL pic.twitter.com/Z18rIxIoU5— Southland Bowling (@SouthlandBowl) March 24, 2019 Championship MatchNo. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 2 Sam Houston StateThe title match went down to the wire between the Bearkats and the Commodores as Sam Houston State defeated Vanderbilt in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven showdown. SHSU climbed their way back from a 1-0 deficit following a 921-907 decision in favor of the Commodores in the traditional format match. Elise Chambers led Sam Houston State in the round with a 204-pin performance.Sam Houston State leveled the match at 1-1 following the Baker set to force the Best-of-Seven matchup. The Bearkats jumped out early in the third game with consecutive wins in the opening two rounds. Vanderbilt evened things up with wins in rounds three and four, but Sam Houston State climbed back in front with a round-five victory. The Commodores then leveled the series, topping SHSU 207-172 in round six. Sam Houston State bounced back to tie a bow on their first championship with a narrow 230-225 victory in game seven.All-Tournament TeamBea Hernandez, Sam Houston State (Most Valuable Bowler)Madysen Keller, Sam Houston StateMaria Bulanova, VanderbiltSamantha Gainor, VanderbiltSarah Gill, Stephen F. AustinDenishya Waller, Arkansas State
Le FC Nantes a officialisé jeudi l’arrivée du Belge Renaud Emond, attaquant du Standard de Liège, qui vient renforcer un secteur offensif poussif cette saison en promettant d’apporter un profil d’avant-centre combatif et «finisseur». C’est un joueur solide (1m86, 78 kilos), comme l’était Emiliano Sala, l’attaquant italo-argentin dont la mort dans un accident d’avion juste après son transfert à Cardiff a profondément marqué le club il y a près d’un an.«C’était un joueur qui donnait tout sur un terrain, qui se battait comme un fou. C’est un peu mon profil. Je cours plus de 12 km par match et j’essaie de me battre sur tous les ballons. Et puis c’était un buteur, un finisseur. Je me vois un peu dans ce profil-là», a expliqué Emond lors de sa conférence de presse de présentation jeudi à la mi-journée. Il retrouvera son compatriote Anthony Limbombe Agé de 28 ans, Emond s’est engagé pour deux ans et demi. Selon plusieurs médias, l’accord entre les deux clubs pour le transfert tourne autour de 3 millions d’euros.Le joueur a été formé à Virton (2e division belge), dont son père était président, à quelques kilomètres de Sedan. Il s’est ensuite révélé à Beveren avant de passer cinq ans au Standard, où il a inscrit 37 buts ces deux dernières années. A Nantes, il retrouvera son compatriote Anthony Limbombe, que le club a fait revenir fin décembre après six mois de prêt au Standard de Liège.Les Nantais sont actuellement cinquièmes de Ligue 1 et se déplacent dimanche à Saint-Etienne pour la 20e journée de championnat, où Emond, remis d’une élongation à une cuisse, pourrait faire ses débuts. Cette saison, Nantes présente la 5e défense de Ligue 1 (18 buts encaissés) mais seulement la 17e attaque (17 buts marqués).«Je vais essayer d’apporter quelque chose de différent de ce qui existe dans le noyau pour pouvoir marquer plus de buts et peut-être tuer un peu plus les matches un peu plus tôt aussi», a promis Emond.Pour lui, jouer en Ligue 1 représente «un nouveau palier», et peut-être aussi l’espoir d’un tremplin vers l’équipe nationale avant l’Euro-2020 l’été prochain: «Je sais qu’en Belgique on me regardait un petit peu. Maintenant (…), je pense que si je marque des buts en Ligue 1, j’aurais peut-être une chance d’être sélectionné.» Partager
“Basically, as we were looking at our declining enrollment, we were also looking at ways to attract students,” said Assistant Superintendent Elyse Sullivan. “So we did research on thematic schools and created a rubric for the principals, and Trudie picked up on it,” Sullivan said. “Because when schools have something unique to enhance the curriculum, that becomes a draw for families and kids.” Currently, seven of Mill’s 13 classrooms have SMART boards and are part of the technology academy. Ultimately, Efstratios hopes to expand the program to all of the grades. By the time students leave the school in fifth grade, they will know how evaluate a Web site for credibility, create spreadsheets and multimedia projects, and identify and solve routine hardware and software problems. “We’ve only been in school for two weeks but they’re getting good at working out their own \ problems,” said fourth- grade teacher Allison Ferkin. Especially helpful to teachers is the Achieve 3000-KidBiz program, Ferkin said. Students each get a laptop for a reading lesson that is tailor-made for their individual reading levels. They read, take a comprehension quiz, and their scores are sent to the teacher’s computer. Educators can quickly see which students aren’t scoring well on their first and second tries, and can work with them individually. But the technology doesn’t come cheap. To that end, Efstratios was able to get a $12,000 donation from Altman Construction, about $1,500 from the Rose Hills Foundation and $10,000 from the school’s Parent-Teacher Corporation to start it up. But more money will be needed to expand it. “We’re just in the infancy stage now,” Efstratios said. “But we’re all behind it 100 percent.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: Thematic School concept at Mill ElementaryWHITTIER – “It’s just incredible,” whispered Principal Trudie Efstratios, watching as one of her Mill Elementary School teachers stood at the front of the class, using digital ink on his SMART Board to teach short vowel sounds to his fifth-graders this week. Standing in front of the SMART board – an interactive whiteboard that seems more like a giant computer touchscreen – teacher David MacKinnon used a digital pen and eraser to make notes on the board, emphasizing the highlights of the lesson he had prepared beforehand on his laptop. Then he tapped his finger and a new page of the lesson popped up, while the old one was automatically saved on a computer. Students came to the board and started grouping words according to their vowel sounds, which they did by touching the word and dragging it into the right category. “This is the way instruction is changing,” said Efstratios, who kicked off the school’s new Technology Academy this month. “Here at Mill, we wanted to invest more in ways to improve classroom instruction,” she said. “And we thought technology was the right way to do it.” The academy is based on a “thematic school” concept, which officials at the Whittier City School District pitched to its 12 principals last year. It involves creating smaller, focused units within a larger school organization to engage students and improve achievement.