Lumley, Walker lead Ja charge at PanAm

first_imgKINGSTON: Jamaica’s junior squash team will test their skills on the international stage when they compete in the 2106 Pan American Junior Squash Championships, which started yesterday and ends on Sunday in Philadelphia, United States of America. The four-man team is headlined by rising stars Jonathan Walker, who finished second in the recent Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships and reigning All Jamaica Under-17 champion, Tahjia Lumley. They are joined by Adam Ardito and Stephan Morrison, who were also part of the squad which represented Jamaica at the Junior CASA. The youngsters will do battle with top Under-19 players from the USA, Canada, South America and the Caribbean. All four will contest the 52-man individual draw and the team competition, while Lumley and Walker will also play doubles. Jamaica’s coach, Karen Anderson said, “The Pan American Junior Squash Championships will provide a good indicator of how our juniors stack up against their peers in international squash. We are used to competing in the Caribbean, but to really make our mark in the sport we will have to prove ourselves on the world stage.” Again, JN General Insurance (JNGI) has stepped up to provide support to send the national squash team to an overseas tournament. Chris Hind, CEO of JNGI, said: “JN General Insurance recently sponsored the senior national team that went to CASA, where Chris Binnie won the men’s singles title for the seventh time. “If we want to continue that kind of dominance, we have to invest in our young squash players, and that’s what we’re doing by helping to send the junior team to an international tournament,” he added.last_img read more

Football Falls at No. 4 South Dakota State

first_imgStory Links Box Score (HTML) Valparaiso 9/23/2017 – 1 p.m. Kraemer finished his evening throwing 18-of-31 for 201 yards and a touchdown. Doran was the team’s top receiver with five catches for 91 yards. Brock Reichardt recorded 68 rushing yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Connor Willis led the time with seven tackles, followed by Austin Dismond and Collin Seymour with five stops each. Listen Live Watch Live “Offensively they are loaded and have so many weapons. Their quarterback [Taryn Christion] can beat you in so many different ways and there isn’t a weakness that you can force them to use,” said Fox. The Jackrabbits came right back with a 64-yard touchdown drive and then used a 51-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri in the fourth-quarter to earn the 51-10 victory.  Print Friendly Version “We love playing these guys, because South Dakota State is such a good program. It helps raise our level of play to go against a program like this. They deserve the ranking they have and we wish them the best moving forward. We hope to continue this series in the future,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “We were much better today than we were two weeks ago against South Dakota in terms of reducing the mental mistakes against a high-quality opponent. We got to do better with our execution in our techniques. You can get away with it against a lesser opponent but you can’t get away with it against a team like South Dakota State.” The Bulldogs scored their only touchdown of the game on their second drive of the second-half. Kraemer found an open Steve Doran in the middle of the field with two Jackrabbit defenders colliding into each other which helped Doran to break free for a 62-yard touchdown and cut SDSU’s lead to 41-10. Next Game: The Jackrabbits’ high powered offense was extremely efficient in the first-half, scoring on all five of its drives and went 4-for-4 on third-down conversions. The Bulldogs were forced to punt on their first four possessions and then SDSU forced a turnover, taking a 34-0 lead. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350AM ESPN Des Moines On the ensuing kickoff, Jackrabbits’ Cade Johnson returned it for a 95-yard touchdown, giving SDSU a 41-3 lead at the half. BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Drake University football team dropped its first road contest of the season Saturday as the No. 4 South Dakota State Jackrabbits topped the Bulldogs 51-10 at Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, S.D. Drake returns to Drake Stadium on Saturday and will welcome Valparaiso to open Pioneer Football League action. Taryn Christion led SDSU’s offense by throwing for 171 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for one. Jake Wieneke was Christion’s top target, catching four passes for 33 yards and touchdown. Dallas Goedert recorded three reception for 35 yards and a touchdown. Box Score (PDF) The Bulldogs managed to get on the board before the end of half, cutting SDSU’s lead to 34-3. Senior quarterback Grant Kraemer helped orchestrate an 11-play 60-yard scoring drive, which was capped off by a 24-yard field goal by Danny Donley. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more