Fishing tourney honors memory of ICE agent

first_img RelatedLonghorn Paving wins grand champ at Zapata tourneyBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Longhorn Paving & Oilfield Fishing Team took grand champion honors at the 2nd Annual Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament, Sept. 14-15 on South Padre Island, tipping the scales with more than 24 pounds of redfish, trout and flounder. “The tournament pays tribute to fallen…September 21, 2018In “News”CVA approves multiple funding requestsBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board considered seven funding requests for events during their Wednesday, July 26 meeting. Betty Wells was up first to request $5,000 in funding for the Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 15-16. During…August 4, 2017In “News”Zapata Fishing Tourney held last weekendBy GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com               The third annual Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament concluded at Louie’s Backyard over the weekend. The tournament is held in honor of Jaime J. Zapata, a Brownsville-born U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent killed in San Luis Potosi, Mexico,…September 20, 2019In “News” Share By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSIBC Bank took overall champion honors at the first-ever Jaime J. Zapata Invitational Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island on Sept. 15-16.The Tournament was a memorial event honoring Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, who was killed on February 15, 2011 in the line of duty, and other agents who have given their lives while in service to their country.The event drew 27 boats and 126 anglers in its inaugural launch, according to Tournament Director Betty Wells. “The first year event went very well with the support of volunteers, sponsors and registrants,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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UWF Named Scholar All-American Team

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named the West Florida swimming and diving program as one of its scholar all-American teams on Wednesday. Teams had to maintain a collective 3.0 GPA for the semester to earn the honor. West Florida individuals have also been honored for their academic efforts since the season’s end, as both Madeline Pitt and Monica Amaral earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and Amaral was named a first team Academic All-American by CoSIDA earlier in June. “The academic pedigree of several of our athletes is astounding,” Hancock said. “The way they combine that with their talent in the pool makes me confident that they will succeed in whatever they do long after they leave UWF.” UWF was one of just 61 women’s teams in Division II to make the list, and with 29 student-athletes on its roster, the Argonauts had one of the larger rosters in Division II. The CSCAA was founded in 1922 and is the oldest college coaches’ organization in America. The organization is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.center_img “I think the success outside the pool legitimizes the success we have in the pool,” UWF swimming and diving head coach Andrew Hancock said. “Ultimately, academic success is the main priority we have, and we’ve done a good job of that this year. I’m certainly as proud of this honor as anything that happened in the pool this year.” #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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I’ll Return to Football, Maybe Not Management – Wenger

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to take a new role in football – but has admitted for the first time he might not return to management.Wenger ended his 22-year Gunners reign after the 2017-18 season and previously stated he intended to take charge of a new club in early 2019.But the 69-year-old Frenchman told the BBC: “I thought I will come back into management very quickly, but I enjoyed taking a little distance.“Now I’m at a crossroads.”Wenger was speaking at the launch of a new partnership with a sports technology company, which he is joining as an investor and operating partner.The firm said Wenger would be taking an “active role in business and product development” of a device housed in a football boot that analyses players’ technical, tactical and physical performance.It will not prevent the Frenchman from resuming his career in football. However, 12 months out of work has given him a different outlook and may influence his next move.“You will see me again in football. As a manager… I don’t know,” he said.“In this year I did a lot of charity work, conferences – and I enjoyed it, I must say, to be a little bit less in highlights and less under stress.“I’m less intense, but I have a better perspective of what’s going on. I see the mistakes managers make and I don’t pay the price for it.“I came to the conclusion I want to share what I learned in my life, because I think life is only useful if, at some stage, you share what you know.“In what way will it be? Will it be in just winning football games, or will it be in another way? That’s what I have to decide and that decision will come very quickly.“Football is still my passion. I will come back soon – but I cannot tell you exactly in what capacity.”Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups after taking charge of Arsenal in 1996, becoming the north London side’s longest serving and most successful manager.“I miss competition and I miss Arsenal because I left my heart in there,” he explained.“I gave my life to this club for 22 years. Every minute of my life was dedicated to this club and I miss the values we developed inside the club.“I support Arsenal. It will be forever my club.”RelatedArsene Wenger: I Miss “wet Wednesdays at Stoke”, Eyes Premier League ReturnOctober 25, 2019In “Europe”ARSENE WENGER: I Now Get a Trophy Every WeekDecember 7, 2018In “England”Wenger Receives Liberia’s Highest Honour (Photos)August 25, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

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Wilbraham On Lambert Reunion

first_imgStriker Wilbraham played under Lambert at Norwich City for 18 months from 2011, winning promotion to the Premier League.“He’s a great manager and took me to Norwich, giving me a chance,” he told Bristol City Player HD.“We managed to get promoted to the Premier League under his guidance. He was brilliant for me and really helped with my career.“In my early 30s I was given the chance to experience the Premier League. He’ll have them fired up for Boxing Day, so we’ll need to be ready.”City will be looking to get back to winning ways after three straight defeats in the Sky Bet Championship.“We know we’re going through a bit of a bad patch,” said Wilbraham.“We’ve got quality in the dressing room and we’re confident we can turn that around very quickly.“We’re creating a lot of chances; we need to put those opportunities away and try to lock the opposition out at the other end.”It’s an all-ticket match for City fans, who have until 2pm tomorrow (Friday) to purchase.last_img read more

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Rewards cash deadline approaching

first_imgSeason Card Holders received a start-up balance of £10, with members receiving a start-up balance of £5. Eligible supporters also earned between 2% and 5% on all match tickets purchased and between 5%-10% when purchasing merchandise.All Rewards cash can be spent on merchandise only via the online store. With up to 30% off selected lines, take advantage of reduced items by applying your Rewards cash to any purchase. Please note, Rewards cash cannot be used to purchase gift cards.How to redeem your Rewards cash online:  Please ensure you have created your Bristol Sport Club Account and linked your account to your existing ticketing account using your Supporter I.D and password. You then just need to head to the online Bristol Sport store where you’ll have the option to redeem your Rewards cash balance online. For a guide on how to create your Bristol Sport club account please visit here. Supporters are unable to collate multiple different Rewards balances into one transaction. However, please email marketing@bristol-sport.co.uk should you wish to transfer Rewards cash balances from family/friends onto one Season Card or membership card.last_img read more

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College football: Baylor too much for Northwestern State in season opener

first_imgWACO, Texas — No. 21 Baylor was every bit as good as expected. And as Friday night’s college football season opener unwound, Northwestern State got better.The Bears’ 55-7 romp was not unexpected – the Demons had played three other FBS Top 25-ranked foes this century, and none of those games were close – but Baylor was borderline awesome in the first half. Afterward, NSU played their hosts even on the scoreboard and infinitely more competitively on the field.“Hey, that Baylor team’s a load,” said fourth-year Demons coach Jay Thomas. “But our guys didn’t fold. I was proud of our effort and how we played much better in the second half.“We’ll go through this tape, find a lot to fix, learn from it, and get ready for a big ballgame next Thursday at home, a Southland Conference game, against a team that beat us last year,” he said, looking forward to the White Out Game at Turpin Stadium against Incarnate Word. “This is a good teaching tape. We had a lot of guys who got their feet wet tonight and that will help us next week.”Twenty-four Demons made tackles. Ten carried the ball at least once. Very few of the 75 on the trip didn’t get into action.“A game like this will only help us,” said senior running back De’Mard Llorens. “Baylor has a lot of great players. They played very well. But we did some good things and we saw a lot that we can do better.”The stats were lopsided as the score. Baylor outgained the visitors 498-78 and had 23 first downs to nine by NSU. The Bears scored on all eight of their first-half series (six touchdowns, two field goals) and added their final TD on a 62-yard drive to open the second half. The Demons had seven three-and-outs on their nine first-half series, and set a school record with 12 punts, eight by halftime.NSU was stymied by an aggressive Bears defense that notched 15 tackles for loss for 67 negative yards.“Their defense played lights out in the first half, just gave our offense fits. We just couldn’t get any first downs, and that kept our defense on the field,” said Thomas.Baylor senior quarterback Seth Russell threw touchdown passes of 4, 6, 5 and 10 yards, hitting 14 of 20 for 163 yards in just under two quarters. Senior running back Shock Linwood topped a 275-yard rushing attack with 97 yards on nine carries.But the Bears did not lace the Demons’ defense with a series of long scoring plays as they did two years ago in a 70-6 rout. Baylor had only one run, Linwood’s 42-yarder, over 19 yards, and just one pass, a 45-yard catch by Lynx Hawthorne, longer than 19 yards.NSU’s touchdown came on a 4-yard keeper from graduate transfer quarterback Brooks Haack, capping a 45-yard, 8-play drive late in the third quarter.“A lot of smiles in the locker room right now,” said Thomas. “Baylor was good. To get out there and battle and go toe-to-toe with them, I’m very proud of the effort. The outcome wasn’t there, and we didn’t have much success in the first half, but I’d like to say this: Coach (Jim) Grobe (Baylor’s new head coach) is first class.“The score was obviously out of hand, he came out and just took the air out of the ball, milked the clock down. We took the same approach too. He got to play a lot of guys and so did we, which is good,” said Thomas.Defensively, the Demons got a game-high nine tackles from transfer linebacker Koby Welch, seven from senior safety Adam Jones, and five each by junior cornerback Manuel Mukes and senior linebacker Shawn Stephens. Transfer linebacker Nick Pierotti claimed the game’s only turnover, a fourth-quarter fumble forced by Welch.— Northwestern State Sports InformationPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Thank you to our veterans here at WLAF

first_imgWLAF’s Big Josh Etter from 1960 (left or top) and WLAF’s Warren Kitts (right or bottom) from 1966.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Brent Allen, Big Josh Etter, Warren Kitts and Les Martin are members of the WLAF broadcast team and all are veterans.Brent, WLAF’s color commentator on football, and Les, WLAF’s football play-by-play announcer, WLAF’s bright good morning voice, Big Josh, and videographer Warren Kitts are all veterans of the U-S Army.Etter (above) spent much of his service time in Germany. Kitts, who graduated Wynn High School in 1961, was drafted in 1966.  Kitts son, DeWayne, said his dad was working fulltime at Berkline Furniture at Morristown when Uncle Sam sent him a draft letter to Route 1, Duff.Thank you for your service, gentlemen.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/08/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Christensen leaves Fulham for Brondby

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Lasse Vigen Christensen has joined Brondby for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old midfielder returns to his native Denmark five and a half years after arriving at Fulham from FC Midtjylland.AdChoices广告He made his Fulham debut in January 2014 and made a total of 68 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.Christensen ended last season on loan at Burton along with Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow. See also:Fulham close to signing striker RolanFulham want Liverpool youngster on loanRolan appears to be stalling over Fulham movelast_img read more

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Mollo goes after just five months at Fulham

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesYohan Mollo has left Fulham just five months after his arrival from Zenit St Petersburg. The winger moved to Craven Cottage on a two-year contract, which both parties have agreed to terminate.AdChoices广告He made just six appearances for the Whites. Meanwhile, Fulham youngster Stephen Humphrys is close to joining Rochdale on loan.The 20-year-old striker, who has made three first-team appearances for the Whites, all as a substitute, ended last season on loan at Shrewsbury. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham line up loan deals as Spanish club eye youngster O’RileyFulham youngster close to Rochdale moveWhites looking likely to miss out on OkakaFulham youngster discussing Ross County loan moveEdun loan deal appears to have fallen throughlast_img read more

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Incident in Cedar Rapids prompts warning about leaving children in cars

first_imgA child left in a warm car in Cedar Rapids has police reminding parents across the state to never leave kids alone in a car.Officer Shannon Sampson says a five-month old baby was found alone inside a locked car last week. “I guess the parent thought that instead of waking the baby heard the baby crying and then saw the baby sweating. And that’s when they called 911,” Sampson says the baby ended up being okay, but it could have been deadly situation.“It was just a kind of good time to remind everybody that as the weather is warming up, a 75 to 80 degree day may not seem like that hot to somebody — but when you leave kids and babies inside a vehicle — the inside of vehicles do warm up very fast,” according to Sampson. She says a child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s body.“And even cracking a window won’t make a difference, so that’s why we don’t ever want any children left inside vehicles,” Sampson says. She says it may seem easier to leave the kids in the car, but the potential for problems is too great.“Even if they think they are just going to run inside a gas station or store of a minute, one minute might turn into five minutes, ten minutes, and then before you know it it is too late,” Sampson says. “So, always take the children out of the vehicle and in with you.” Another issue happens when the routine changes and the parent who normally doesn’t drop the kid off may forget about them in the car. Sampson officers advice to prevent that from becoming a tragedy.She says put some reminders in the back seat like your cellphone or planner that you need for work, so you have to open up the back door and remember the baby is there. Sampson says children that are a little older and more mobile can be in danger too if they play in a car.“We also want parents to teach children from a young age that vehicles aren’t playgrounds. So they should never let their kids play inside or around or underneath, or behind vehicles because a lot of bad things can happen that way too,” Sampson explains. “And there are situations where a child might climb in and then get locked in and not know how to get out — and again if it is a 70 to 75-degree day — that vehicle is going to heat up very fast.” Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. Sampson says you should act if you see a child left alone in a car.“If anyone would see a child in a vehicle, they don’t know how long that child has been locked in. We want them to call 911 immediately,” Sampson says. The parent in the recent case in Cedar Rapids, 28-year-old Weston Shetterly of Marion was charged with child endangerment.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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