“We’re certainly fortunate to have a coach the caliber of Julie Goodenough leading our women’s basketball program,” ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert said. “She’s made such a tremendous impact on our athletics program and our university, and I’m looking forward to many more years of having her lead our women’s program.” While this year’s team might have been able to sneak up on some teams, next year’s team won’t have that luxury. Wright, Dominique Golightly and Ducate all will be back in 2019-20, along with with Makayla Mabry and a host of key reserves. Louisiana Tech transfer Anna McLeod – who redshirted this year due to NCAA transfer rules – will join the rotation next year to give the Wildcats another offensive threat. Terms of the contract will not be released, but the extension takes the place of the three years that Goodenough had remaining on her contract. Goodenough is the fifth-longest-tenured head coach on the ACU staff behind men’s tennis coach Hutton Jones (currently in his 23rd season), women’s soccer’s Casey Wilson (in his 12th season), softball’s Bobby Reeves (in his ninth season) and men’s basketball’s Joe Golding (just completed his eighth season). Goodenough – who began her ACU career in the Wildcats’ final season at the NCAA Division II level (2012-13) – led the Wildcats to the program’s first Southland Conference Postseason Tournament championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19. The Wildcats ran through the conference tournament with wins over Central Arkansas, No. 1 seed Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to win the league championship. ACU’s season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to overall No. 1 seed Baylor (which clinched its spot in the Final Four with a victory Monday night), but the 23-10 overall record and Division I postseason made this the greatest season in the history of a program littered with great seasons. “Our first NCAA Tournament appearance was an extraordinary experience, but will certainly not be the last under Julie’s leadership,” he said. “I’m already anticipating next season as the team returns practically everyone from its championship roster.” Goodenough has won four conference titles in seven seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach and won at least 20 games in four of seven seasons. She is 144-68 in seven seasons at ACU and 433-288 overall in a career that has spanned 25 seasons and seen her coach at Hardin-Simmons University, Oklahoma State, Charleston Southern and ACU. The Wildcats finished fourth in the conference in the regular season (13-5 in the league), earning a first-round bye in the postseason tournament. ACU then blitzed Central Arkansas in the first round, whipping the Sugar Bears, 82-54, and setting conference tournament single-game records for 3-pointers made (16) and attempted (35). ACU then put together one of the more remarkable performances in program history in the semifinals as the Wildcats rallied from an 11-point second-quarter deficit against one of the nation’s top defensive teams to beat No. 1 seed Lamar, 88-79, in the semifinals. Junior guard Breanna Wright had a team-high 31 points and set a tournament single-game record for most free throws made without a miss (16) to help ACU hold off the Cardinals and their normally suffocating defense. “I want to thank Dr. Schubert and Allen Ward for their confidence in me and our program,” Goodenough said. “It’s truly an honor to be the head women’s basketball coach at ACU. I’m excited about the future of this university and program.” “I’m so proud of our team,” Goodenough said. “People don’t remember back in the fall, we were picked sixth in the Southland Conference, and we won the conference championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. I can’t say enough about our team and our program. This is our sixth year to play Division I and we have won three conference championships, so we believe we’re headed in the right direction. “Julie has built a program at ACU that is positioned for success each and every year,” Ward said. “She’s an outstanding coach with a reputation amongst her peers that is unquestioned. I congratulate her on this year’s championship and look forward to working with her to take ACU women’s basketball to even greater heights. That victory gave ACU its third Southland Conference title in the last four years: two regular-season titles in 2015-16 and 2016-17 and trips to the Women’s NIT when ACU was ineligible for the conference and NCAA Tournaments because of Division I transition rules and the 2018-19 tournament title. Goodenough also led the Wildcats to their final Lone Star Conference regular season title in 2012-13 in her first season at the helm and the program’s final season at the Division II level. Courtesy of the Abilene Christian Athletic DepartmentABILENE, Texas – ACU head women’s basketball coach Julie Goodenough, who just led the Wildcats to the greatest season in program history, has agreed to a contract extension that will keep her with the Wildcats through the 2023-24 season. The next day in the championship game, the Wildcats led Corpus Christi by as many as 24 points midway through the third quarter before the Islanders were able to tie the game at 64-64 with 1:47 to play. But the Wildcats were able to make just enough plays down the stretch – including the biggest offensive rebound in program history by Lexie Ducat after a missed free throw led to two free throws by Wright – to hold on for a 69-68 victory. “Julie has certainly earned this contract extension,” ACU director of athletics Allen Ward said. “She’s a remarkable coach and ACU is fortunate to have her leading our women’s basketball program. With Julie at the helm, I know that many more great days are ahead for ACU women’s basketball.”
BERLIN (AP) — Arjen Robben scored in the fifth minute of injury time for Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich to come back from two goals down and beat Leipzig 5-4 yesterday. “It was a crazy game,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, whose side wrapped up the title two weeks ago. Ingolstadt, who drew at Freiburg 1-1, were relegated in dramatic fashion as Sead Kolasinac’s apparent injury-time winner for Schalke against relegation rivals Hamburger SV was ruled out, leaving Ingolstadt four points adrift of Hamburg with one round left. Hamburg gained a point thanks to Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s goal in the second minute of injury time for 1-1. They remained in the relegation playoff spot ahead of a decisive game against Wolfsburg on the final day of the season. “We have to seal the deal against Wolfsburg next Saturday,” Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol said. Bayer Leverkusen are effectively safe after its drawing with Cologne 2-2 in the Rhine derby. Bayern got off to a bad start at second-placed Leipzig when Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring in the second minute. Robert Lewandowski equalised from the penalty spot for his 150th Bundesliga goal. Timo Werner restored the home side’s lead with another penalty after Xabi Alonso brought down Emil Forsberg, and it got worse for the champions when Forsberg set up Yussuf Poulsen to make it 3-1 after the break. Other results: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Cologne 2; Schalke 1 Hambruger 1; Wolfsburg 1 Borusssia Moenchengladback 1; Mainz 3 Eintracht Franckfurt 2; Augsburg 1 Dortmund 1; Werder Bremen 3 Hoffenheim 5; Darmstadt 0 Hertha Berlin 2.
“Mr. Bility has asked me with respect and dignity to step aside for Mr. Sekou Konneh to go unopposed,” Ansu Dulleh. Barrack Young Controllers president Sekou Konneh will go unopposed for the vacant vice president for operation post during the 22nd extraordinary congress of the Liberia Football Association due to the withdrawal of Director of Competition, Ansu Dulleh.Dulleh yesterday announced his withdrawal with less than three days to the congress scheduled to be held at the PA’s Rib House in Lakpazee this weekend. The constituted LFA Elections Committee recently qualified the two candidates to contest for the vacant post.The vacant post was created due to the resignation of LFA’s former VPO Cassell Anthony Kuoh, who is currently behind bars in the United States.According to Dulleh, his withdrawal was done in the best interest of the development of the game. He said he expressed interest after he was told that no club president was contesting.“I was overwhelmed by the many calls from club presidents who continue to encourage me to contest for the post since no club president was vying for the post at the time,” he said.“I’ve always said that I will give the opportunity to any club president who wants to contest for the position.”Dulleh said he reconsidered his decision after a series of meetings with the LFA president and his supporting club presidents.Following talks with Konneh, Dulleh said he had no option but to withdraw to give him a chance to form part of the administration.“We all agree that Liberian football is facing difficult time and needs new ideas so we as club presidents need to take a decision for the betterment of a league and our teams.”Konneh earlier this week announced his ambition to contest for the vacant post highlighting the introduction of new ideas to contribute to the growth of football in the Liberia after his ambition was endorsed by some club presidents.“I am bringing new creative ideas involving stakeholders to see themselves as the FA by participating or contributing to key decisions that affect them. The clubs are the ones that are affected by good or bad decisions taken by the LFA and we must take the lead to bring about development in Liberian football,” he told a local daily.In another development, the LFA has disclosed that 39 clubs and affiliates have been qualified for the LFA bye-elections this weekend.According to a release, three teams from the ongoing LFA 3rd Division Playoffs will be admitted at the Congress and will be allowed to participate in the voting process.List of clubs and affiliates:Member ClubsMonrovia Club Breweries FCBYC IBYC IINimba United F CFC FassellLISCR FCGardnersville FCKeitrace FCJubilee FCInvincible ElevenMighty BarrolleLPRC Oilers FCELWA UnitedNPA Anchors FCSmall Town FCNimba FCTony FCJai FCNimba Kwado FCBea Mountain FCWatanga FC Professional SistersSenior ProfessionalEarth AngelsBlanco FCDetermine GirlsNaskid FCWorld GirlsIsland QueensAffiliatesLONABAASALVARSITYLIFICOABEACH SOCCERACADEMICALLIFFRAShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Women’s Football
LAPD captain, retired Wrong button I think that Chief Bratton has punished the wrong police officers. Clearly the burden for what happened should fall on the shoulders of the police helicopter officer who broadcast the order to disperse. This officer should be punished for failing to push No. 2 for Spanish. – Ron Tremain Valley Glen Museum’s financing Re: “Save the museum” (Our Opinions, May 10): The Daily News has accused Councilman Richard Alarc n of blocking the Children’s Museum project, under construction in Lake View Terrace. Long before Alarc n took the seat, the museum had been in a highly questionable financial state. Financial status numbers are running the gamut. Where are the books? Where has city government been since 2000 when it should have been monitoring the project? Will the Children’s Museum forever be a white elephant dragging on a chain about the city’s neck for failure to meet its ongoing annual operational budget? I applaud Alarc n for taking the bull by the horns and initiating an audit of the museum’s books. – Elektra Kruger Shadow Hills Everybody gets a cut Re: “Pump panic” (Viewpoint, May 13): The gasoline companies are making a 10 percent profit per gallon – at least that is what is being reported. The government is taking 15 percent per gallon, from what is being reported, and I also remember that the price of corn is going up because of ethanol’s being used in gasoline as an additive. I also remember that California has its own special blend of gasoline that cannot be sold anywhere else. I also remember that the environmental movement wanted the price of gasoline to rise above $3 per gallon – now $4. I guess that’s OK as long as the gas companies don’t make a dime. – Dave Whitelaw Eagle Rock Money talks Re: “Bill seeks to hike monitoring of drugs” (May 10): Once again the Senate, by a vote of 93-1, takes the lead in formulating legislation that will increase the cost to all Americans who use prescription drugs. They propose a fee increase on the drug industry to cover the cost of reviewing new medicines. (You know who will pay for this). Congress did not allow consumers to buy prescription drugs abroad. (Wonder if all the drugs sold in the U.S. are, in fact, manufactured within our borders). I’m sure there must be more pro-drug-company and anti-citizen stuff in this legislation that was not reported. The bottom line for me: Drug companies speak with their wallets to senators who are deaf to voices of the people. – Raymond Balikov Woodland Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “Melee brings 2nd civil-rights suit” (May 11): We’ve had a week of “Your Opinion” letters backing the iron-fist tactics at the May 1 MacArthur Park police riot. The letter writers who unquestioningly support beating and firing at innocent women, children and elderly by the Los Angeles Police Department and the journalists who report it are probably the same sheep who follow a blockhead president. The vitriol aimed at the injured protesters in these letters always decries immigrants and is clearly based on hate and xenophobia. Do you honestly believe Chief Bratton is anything other than a slightly more P.R.-savvy Daryl Gates? – Bob Deluca Calabasas Where the buck stops Bill Bratton came to L.A. with his magic computer and “cleaned house” – fixing that nasty old Los Angeles Police Department and putting people in place who thought and acted as he did. Lee Carter was one such appointee. The chief’s decision to perform a career assassination on Carter in order to sidestep personal responsibility is consistent with Chief Bratton’s philosophy of “transparency” – at least where others are concerned. It is amazing how the mayor and the press stand in awe of the chief as he takes “decisive action” against the scapegoat de jour in order to deflect any negative light away from himself. Apparently the buck stops at deputy chief. – Bruce Crosley
BASEBALL: Angels’ series in Oakland is seen as an opportunity to prepare for the AL Division Series. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER OAKLAND – The Angels will try to put together the pieces this weekend in the Bay Area, although as shattered as they appear it will take plenty of adhesive. A miserable three-game sweep at Texas only added to the headache the Angels felt after celebrating the division title Sunday with plenty of champagne and beer. The Angels will use the upcoming three games at Oakland to build momentum for the playoffs, but they won’t be at full strength. Gary Matthews Jr., who was injured in Wednesday’s game, will have his left knee reexamined today and his status for the playoffs will become clearer. “We’ll have to see where we are,” Scioscia said when asked if all the regulars will play this weekend. “That was our intent. There are some things we have to consider now.” Home-field advantage throughout the playoffs was still at stake when the Angels landed in Texas Sunday night. When they departed Wednesday evening, it had been all but eliminated. What happens now? The Angels now know they will open the postseason at Boston in all likelihood. Once the Red Sox clinch the American League East title, Angels director of travel Tom Taylor can book a charter flight to New England. When the Angels will start the playoffs is still up in the air. The schedule will become official once the best record in the American League is decided. Because of a new rule this year, the AL team with the best record gets to pick one of two five-game American League Division Series schedules. The first schedule would allow the team with the best record to host opening ALDS games Wednesday and Oct 5. The second schedule would have the Angels host games on Thursday and Oct 5. There is no difference on the dates of the remaining three games (Oct. 7, 8 and 10). The benefit of the first schedule is that the starting pitchers of Games 1 and 2 can also pitch Games 4 and 5 on regular rest. The Indians are expected to prefer this schedule since it allows 18-game winner C.C. Sabathia and 19-game winner Fausto Carmona to pitch twice in the opening series. The Red Sox also would seem to prefer this scenario since 20-game winner Josh Beckett (he can make it 21 Thursday night) and likely Game 2 starter Curt Schilling can pitch twice. The twist of the second scenario is that it necessitates a fourth starter. For the Angels, that is likely to be Joe Saunders, who is 2-0 against the Red Sox this season. That is one more reason Boston might chose the longer series if they had the AL’s top record. All that is fun to think about, but the Angels’ first priority is to find the swagger they haven’t seen since sweeping the Seattle Mariners during a series at Seattle on Aug. 27-29 to take control of the division. That sweep was in the middle of a five-game win streak. Since that run ended, the Angels are a ho-hum 12-13. Scioscia gave much-needed rest to Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson the first two games of the Texas series, even with the AL’s top record in question. Even though the Angels are a major league-best 54-27 at home, the biggest question shouldn’t be why Scioscia would do such a thing, but rather why he didn’t rest even more regulars. Of course, that is easier to say in hindsight. Chone Figgins, still aggravated by a sore right wrist and two broken fingers in his right hand from spring training, would have been a good candidate to get a break. He doesn’t have a hit in his last 14 at-bats. Orlando Cabrera could have used more than just one day off as Erick Aybar started at shortstop Wednesday. It was only the fifth time this season Cabrera has not played in a game. “We didn’t get anything going on the field that we need to get going,” Scioscia said. “Hopefully … well, not hopefully, we need to push it this weekend and win a lot of games. “The playoffs are kind of an entity all by themselves, but you would feel much better about yourself if you can carry a little momentum and positive play out of the regular season.” Note: Saturday’s game will not be on live television, but will air tape delayed at 4 p.m. on Channel 13. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
6 With Mauricio Pochettino signing a new contract with Tottenham, the rebuilding process will now start ahead of next season.By the looks of their brave battle this campaign, Spurs could be again challenging for the Premier League title if they get their transfer business right.POCHETTINO: WE MUST IMPROVE SQUAD TO COMPETE IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUEReports in the Daily Mail suggest manager Pochettino will have £60million to spend on players this summer, plus a little extra if those who are surplus to requirements are sold.So who could the Lilywhites sign to bolster their bid for silverware and to ensure they can cope with the demands of Champions League football.Click the arrow above, right, to find out… 6 6 Florian Thauvin (Newcastle) – Magpies relegation could see attacking bought on the cheap – Marcelo Bielsa is doing plenty of work to help protégé Pochettinos transfer plans for the summer. As well as giving him the lowdown on Batshuayi, he has also been advising him on possible signing Thauvin, who he managed at Marseille. Newcastle will be keen to sell and Spurs could even get him on the cheap. Saido Berahino (West Brom) – in case they can’t get Batshuayi – A year on and it appears Tottenham are still interested in signing the England striker. Berahinos value has dropped on the back of a disappointing campaign with the Baggies, but Spurs could be ready to rescue him should they fail to land Batshuayi from Marseille. Sandro Ramirez (Barcelona) – the forward could cost less than £10m – Told by Luis Enrique he is not in the clubs plans for next season, Ramirez will be available for transfer. Likely to be sold for around £7.8m, the 20-year-old forward has been watched by Pochettino before and could a be cheap alternative to the likes of Batshuayi and Berahino. 6 Adam Lallana (Liverpool) – to provide depth in midfield – The England international has begun to look the part again after some initial struggles at Liverpool but, with Jurgen Klopp plotting raids for players like Mario Gotze, Lallana could be left fighting for a first-team spot. A £20m move by Spurs has been rumoured by The Sun, and would give them great depth in midfield. 6 6 Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) – Click to see more players Tottenham could sign in the summer… – Its now quite clear the Belgian striker will be leaving the Ligue 1 side this summer. Hes rated at around £30m by Marseille, and has been the subject of reports by Marcelo Bielsa, who is giving his advice to Pochettino. West Ham are also in the battle to sign the striker but the lure of Champions League football could be what makes his mind up. Yunus Malli (Mainz) – attacker to battle Alli for the no.10 spot? – Mauricio Pochettino and his scouting team clearly have a thing for Bundesliga stars. Having snapped up Kevin Wimmer from Cologne and Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, the manager could go back for Mainz attacking midfielder Malli this time. Worth around £10m, the Turkish star is also being looked at by Borussia Dortmund, and will battle Dele Alli for the no.10 spot if signed.
Donegal Southwest Partnership Community Notes Monday – Citizen Information Office 10am – 1pmJC Fitness has classes at the Centre Monday – Saturday New Classes on for Autumn/Winter please contact John 087 9617436 Health & Well Being (Mindfulness) starting Monday 29th September 8pm – 10pm to book your place contact: 087 7775750Beginners Spanish 8 week Class starting October to book your place ring the Centre.Grinds for Leaving Cert we are now taking names for the following subjects: Maths, Biology & French call the Centre for more details1 Day Safe Pass Course for November we are now taking names call the centre to book your place. Yoga Classes with Eileen starting Wednesday 17th September 10.00am-11.15amSupervisory Management Course FETAC Level 6Oct – Dec2 Nights per week10 Weeks Contact Solas: 07491 60500Bookkeeping Manual & ComputerisedFETAC Level 52 Nights per week 7pm – 10pmContact Solas: 07491 60500Beginners Pilates Classes starting October at the Centre call to book your place.DD LOCAL: BEGINNERS PILATES CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER AT NIALL MÓR COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LocalFeaturesnewsNotices
HACIENDA HEIGHTS – A local church may soon be spreading something besides God’s word – cell-phone reception. Hacienda Heights Baptist Church, at 2100 S. Stimson Ave., has agreed to allow a 69-foot steeple structure containing T-Mobile antennas to be built on its property. The steeple, topped with a cross, will be built in the middle of the church’s property if all goes as planned. After discussing health concerns, members of the church voted 48-1 to approve the project, said senior pastor John Lambert. The church will receive monthly rent for allowing the tower, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“We researched it pretty thoroughly before we agreed to it. We looked at the concerns people brought up, at what seems to be out there in terms of health evidence. As far as I can tell, there isn’t evidence it affects people in a negative way,” he said. Pete Shubin, representative of Sequoia Deployment Services, a real estate company specializing in wireless telecommunications projects, told residents at a recent Hacienda Heights Improvement Association meeting that the tower will be fully enclosed by the steeple and not recognizable as a cell-phone tower. It will hold a T-Mobile antennae and possibly house other carriers in the future. “We picked the Baptist church because it has the greatest setback from houses,” he said. Shubin said the tower is primarily to improve residential coverage. The church was also approached by Cingular Wireless, which wanted to put in a tower shaped like a pine tree, but the church declined, Lambert said. A steeple fits the property’s aesthetic better, he said. Tami Nystrom, spokeswoman for T-Mobile, said churches are becoming increasingly popular locations for wireless towers, with steeple enclosures as a type of “stealth design,” she said. Tower height generally depends on the height of other towers in the area. T-Mobile towers operate “well within the guidelines” for radiofrequency exposure set by the Federal Communications Commission, she said. More information on radiofrequency signals is available at www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety. The project is awaiting a date for a public hearing at county’s Department of Regional Planning. Residents 500 feet from the site will be notified of the project, Shubin said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Federico Bernardeschi in action for Italy Juventus have made a £40m offer for Chelsea target Federico Bernardeschi, according to reports in Italy.The forward looks set to leave Fiorentina this summer after rejecting the chance to sign a new contract.The Italy international’s current deal does not expire until June 2019, but it has been reported he could be sold now to ensure he goes for a high price.Chelsea and Juventus are the two clubs at the front of the queue for Bernardeschi and both are determined to snap him up this summer.Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have also expressed an interest but, according to broadcaster Sportitalia, it is Juve who have pushed ahead with a £40m bid.The Italian champions are hoping that formal offer can win them the race for Bernardeschi, but it was originally reported that Fiorentina wanted closer to £45m. 1
This year’s Edinburgh Mary has been chosen and it is Edinburgh Airport Girl Eileen McGuinness.Flying high – Edinburgh woman Eileen McGuinness.Eileen is no stranger to Dungloe as she spent many of her early years and summers in Donegal and has loads of family in Burtonport and Dungloe.Speaking last night Eileen (24) said “It’s such an honour and I am Truly so happy to be Representing Edinburgh in This years Mary From Dungloe”. “Its been something I have wanted to do since I was a Little Girl coming to The Festival’s each Year and spending so much time here in donegal with my Family”.” I Still consider Dungloe my hometown and love coming back when I can ”“I just cant wait to meet everyone and hopefully have a great time”.Plans for the big event are building up with a number of other ‘Marys’ still to be chosen.EILEEN IS CHOSEN AS THE EDINBURGH ‘MARY’ was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEdinburghEileen McGuinnessMary From Dungloe