Brad James Written by April 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Football All-Conference Team Features Numerous SUU/Weber State Players FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference announced its spring all-conference football teams and players of the year. The list featured numerous Southern Utah University and Weber State University student-athletes.Among them was former Manti High School star, senior defensive tackle Jared Schiess. Schiess posted 13 net tackles (5 solo stops), 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack.The offensive player of the year was Eastern Washington redshirt senior quarterback Eric Barriere.Barriere completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.His contributions have helped the 5-1 Eagles post the sixth-best scoring offense in the nation with 40.7 points per contest.The defensive player of the year is Weber State senior linebacker Conner Mortensen. Mortensen posted 44 net tackles (30 solo stops), 9.5 tackles for a loss, a sack and four pass breakups.The newcomer of the year is Idaho State junior quarterback Tyler Vander Waal. The Wyoming transfer completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,843 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.The co-freshmen of the year are Weber State tailback Dontae McMillan and UC Davis defensive tackle Chubba Maae.McMillan, a redshirt freshman out of Seattle, ran for 308 yards and five scores, averaging 6.3 yards a carry for the Wildcats. Maee had 12 net tackles and one tackle for a loss for the Aggies.Other Weber State and SUU representation were as follows.All Big Sky-First TeamWeber Statesenior offensive lineman Ty Whitworthsenior offensive lineman Noah Atagijunior tailback Josh Davissenior punt returner/kick returner Rashid Shaheedsenior defensive tackle Jared Schiesssenior inside linebacker Conner Mortensensophomore defensive back Eddie Heckardsenior defensive back Preston Smithjunior defensive back Desmond WilliamsSouthern Utahjunior offensive lineman Braxton Jonesjunior defensive end Francis Bemiyjunior outside linebacker La’akea K-DavisAll Big Sky-Second TeamWeber Statefreshman tailback Dontae McMillansenior defensive tackle Sione Lapuahojunior defensive end George Tarlassenior inside linebacker Sherwin LavakaSouthern Utahsenior receiver Landen Measomfreshman special teams player Treyson Johnsonjunior defensive back LJ DavisHonorable MentionSouthern Utahquarterback Justin Millerkicker Manny Berzpunt returner/kick returner Judd Cockett
Press Association Bale picked up his Footballer of the Year award at the Football Writers’ Association dinner in central London. Less than two weeks earlier he had done the double at the PFA Awards, where he won Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year. The more accolades he wins, the more rumours continue to circulate that Real Madrid will launch a big-money bid for the player this summer. Bale showered praise on Tottenham and the Barclays Premier League as he collected his FWA prize, though, and Villas-Boas was more bullish than ever about his prospects of keeping the player. He said: “I have those guarantees (that Bale will stay). You can always make your own understanding from what the player says and how he feels. “He is very, very driven to be successful but you can see that he is enjoying his football and all of the indications that I have are that he will continue.” Villas-Boas concedes the situation would be helped, though, if Bale signed an extension to his current contract, which runs out in three years’ time, saying: “It would be good for him (to sign a new deal). “I think he deserves it for the season he’s had. Obviously we could put to bed every single speculation that’s coming out, which we are calm about. It would be excellent and I think a reward for what he has achieved this season.” Spurs will look to Bale for inspiration on Sunday when they travel to Stoke knowing a win would move them into fourth ahead of Arsenal’s game in hand against Wigan on Tuesday. Moyes took on the biggest challenge of his career this week when he agreed to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager at the end of the season. The 50-year-old will, no doubt, be given a big transfer kitty to ensure that he starts his reign with a bang. After scoring 30 goals for club and country this year, Bale is the hottest property in Europe right now, but Villas-Boas doubts even Manchester United could afford to sign him this summer, and the Tottenham manager said: “I’m pretty sure that whatever David does in the market will be excellent. But to get a player of Gareth’s dimension is firstly not in our interests but also very, very difficult to get.” Andre Villas-Boas has told David Moyes to forget about putting Gareth Bale at the top of his shopping list this summer.
The handball team of B&H will find out who its opponent is for the additional qualifications of the World Championship 2015 in Katar on Sunday, 26 January.The play-offs will be held before the final game of this year’s European championship in Herning, Denmark, at 13:00.The winning teams of Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Greece will be in the barrage in the same group with B&H.The first play-offs to qualify to the World Championship are scheduled on 7 and 8 June, and rematches on 14 and 15 June 2014.This is the 6th time that the B&H team is participating in the playoffs, and so far has never played in the finals in a major international competition. (Source: Fena)
A resident of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, is presently nursing head injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he lost control of his motorcycle in the wee hours of Saturday morning and was thrown into a nearby ditch.The damaged motorcycle on the roadAnthoney Murphy was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara – which is closed and currently under construction – when he lost control of motorcycle CG 3472.Speaking with Guyana Times, a police rank stated that the accident occurred at about 04:40h.The rank explained that the area has the necessary traffic/construction signs erected along the road to alert drivers of the road works but Murphy failed to pay heed to warnings and proceeded. As a result, the cyclist received injuries to his head and was rushed to the city hospital by an ambulance. He was admitted a patient and is undergoing treatment.On Wednesday evening, also on the Montrose Public Road, a Route 44 minibus, bearing registration number BVV 9628, toppled after reportedly driving onto the bridge at about 20:00h.A few passengers in the minibus received minor injuries.Inquiries revealed that the minibus was proceeding along the southern side of the road at a fast rate of speed when it swerved onto the bridge, causing it to turn over on its right side before crashing into motorcar PLL 6444.Persons have complained of the manner in which the East Coast Road Expansion is being conducted.One driver said he thinks the project was a“good” one. However, the Government needs to ensure the necessary infrastructure such as lights and road markings are added to the road swiftly.The US$50.2 million East Coast road expansion project has two components. One features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.Guyana had received a US$45.3 million concessional loan from the China EXIM (Export-Import) Bank to finance the road project, and that agreement was signed in January last year.Upon completion of the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway, citizens travelling along the East Coast will benefit from reduced travel time and less traffic congestion. Apart from the road being expanded, the project includes improved drainage for the East Coast, which is usually susceptible to floods.