Premier Touch Summer season starting soon

first_imgThe Summer season of Premier Touch in Brisbane is starting in early December. Eight competitions will be running over three nights weekly across four locations:Monday – Bardon, Chermside and FairfieldTuesday – Mt Gravatt and FairfieldWednesday – Bardon, Mt Gravatt and FairfieldFor more information, please visit www.premiertouch.com.au or contact the Premier Touch office on (07) 3373 8233 or [email protected] LinksSummer Season Startinglast_img

Queensland continues its Deaf Touch Football domination

first_imgThank you to David Brady for contributing the article content.Related Links2014 Deaf Nationals QLD won all divisions (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) Mixed Game 1: QLD A 1 defeated by QLD B 3 Game 2: QLD A 6 defeated ACT 2  Game 3: ACT 1 defeated by QLD B 7  Semi Final (play-off): QLD A 6 defeated ACT 4  Grand Final: QLD B 6 defeated QLD A 3 QLD B won the Shield MVP: Jamie-Lee Lewis (QLD)center_img Queensland successfully defended their national deaf titles in all three divisions last weekend, Men’s Women’s and Mixed.  They did this undefeated and simply raised the bar to another level for the other state deaf teams to achieve at the third edition of the National Deaf Touch Football championships at Grass Field Five at the Queensland State Hockey Centre. The Women’s division saw two teams enter, ACT Pirates and Queensland. Both teams were beneficiaries of the recent years’ Active Deaf Kids programs in their states where Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch Football assisted the sports’ development.  The match saw Queensland too strong, putting 14 touchdowns over the young ACT Women’s team who showed improvement beyond their first year in the game to put two on the scoreboard. Queensland’s Tegan Blanch demonstrated once again why she is one of the best deaf female players by taking out the MVP for the second successive tournament.Queensland’s two teams in the Mixed division were both too strong for the developing ACT Pirates Mixed team, which saw both Queensland A and B team face off in the final. The final showcased the high level of talent of both the Men’s and Women’s games, who were represented on both teams.  Ron Franklin, Tian Chiem, Cameron Miller, Teegan Blanch, Jake Heywood, and the Mixed division’s MVP, Jamie-Lee Lewis demonstrated high skill level that would not be out of place in some of the mainstream National Touch League sides.For the third year in succession in the Men’s division, Queensland dominated the round matches to secure a place in the Grand Final for their chance of a three-peat against the ACT Pirates and New South Wales. The semi finals saw a close encounter between ACT and NSW, with the lead changing hands until the final quarter of the match that saw ACT take the lead by one, then New South Wales scored one more to tie the match. On the last play New South Wales had the opportunity to close out the match but an unforced error ensured the match remained at 6-all. The first ever drop-off was played at National Deaf Championships level, with New South Wales starting off the first set. Three sets in New South Wales made an error that turned over the play to ACT Pirates, who then played two roll balls, with David Brady finding a gap that enabled him to score and secure the win for ACT Pirates.  In the Men’s grand final Queensland saved their best performance to date at Deaf Touch Football Nationals level.  Under the leadership of Cameron Miller, and guidance around the park by Tiuan Chiem and Jamie-Lee Lewis, Queensland dominated the match scoring nine touchdowns over the ACT Pirates who scored two touchdowns.   An elated Queensland’s Cameron Miller summed up the tournament by saying “winning all three divisions is something we were working towards for the last two months…Every training session, we worked on our moves and polished up our defence and it was great to see it in action…The best thing for all of us was to see the young players play the game… They did us proud…The whole team should be congratulated for their ability to support and encourage each other throughout the tournament – never a cross word was uttered… I feel that is why we played so well.”Tournament Director David Brady praised the fields and referees by stating “the State Hockey Centre provided us with a good green grass pitch that allowed for some great action over the two days. Also it is important to recognise the assistance from Queensland Touch Football’s Gary Madders who sourced referees for the two days.”  Brady went further to state “this tournament was made possible by the new MOU between Touch Football Australia and Deaf Sports Australia, which provided the support in the background to make this happen. This is the third edition and it is clear that the MOU provides the opportunity for both the deaf and Touch Football community to work hard with good support to really grow the game for the future, but as David Brady stressed “if you want something to happen, everyone must work together for it.”Third National Deaf Touch Football Championship 2014 Results:  Men’s  Game 1: NSW 3 defeated by QLD 11 Game 2: ACT 4 defeated by QLD 10 Game 3: ACT 10 defeated NSW 7 Semi Final (Play-off): ACT 7 defeated NSW 6 Grand Final: ACT 2 defeated by QLD 9 QLD won the Shield MVP: Jake Harwood (ACT Pirates) Women’s  Game 1: ACT 2 defeated by QLD 14 Game 2: Demo Match (mix up between two Women’s team) cancelled due numbers QLD won the Shield MVP: Tegan Blanch (QLD)last_img read more

Ohio State baseball gives up rout to Oklahoma State 163

Ohio State baseball (21-22, 10-8 Big Ten) was looking to rebound from a series loss to Illinois going into their non-conference game against No. 19 Oklahoma State (32-15,12-8 Big 12), but instead were handed a 16-3 defeat behind the Cowboys’ offensive explosion. OSU went into the game hoping to improve above .500 behind senior starting pitcher Dean Wolosiansky. The captain could not get it going however and after giving up six runs in 4.1 innings was pulled out of the game. The pitching troubles did not stop there however, junior reliever Brian Bobinski let Wolosiansky’s two left-over runners score and then gave up five of his own runs in 1.2 innings. “We were up in the strike zone all night tonight and we made it easier on their hitters,” said coach Greg Beals. “They are good hitters, not taking anything away from them, but the quality of our pitches weren’t quite there tonight.” It took the Buckeyes offense until the seventh inning to get to Cowboys starter Andrew Heck. Through six Heck held OSU scoreless, but after loading the bases in the seventh, he hit junior David Corna to score a run. A following RBI ground out by junior outfielder Joe Ciamacco and throwing error produced the only three runs of the game for OSU. “It was a mixture between just as a team having a bad game, offensively and defensively,” said senior outfielder Brian DeLucia. “It’s definitely a lesson learned and we’re just going to have the mentality to come back and fight tomorrow.” Game two will be Wednesday with a 6:35 p.m. starting time. Freshman John Kuchno (1-4, 7.62 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Buckeyes. No pitching zone The bats for Oklahoma State came ready and Buckeye pitchers could do little to cool them. OSU pitching as a whole gave up 16 runs on 20 hits and only one was unearned. They have given up 41 runs in the past four games Wolosiansky’s woes The pitching struggles have continued for Wolosiansky with an outing that saw the captain starter give up 8 runs and 11 hits in only 4.1 innings of work. He went to 2-7 on the year and his overall ERA rose to 6.48. “This year hasn’t been his year but if we just stay together as a team and he keeps leading, that leadership reflects everything, so he’ll do alright and bounce back,” DeLucia said. Change in the bullpen After Wolosiansky was pulled in the fifth inning, Beals went with a different bullpen than usual, giving the ball to Bobinski and then letting junior Paul Geuy finish the last three innings. His usual bullpen rotation includes junior Andrew Armstrong, sophomore David Fathalikhani, senior Jared Strayer, and freshman two-way playerJosh Dezse. “We have to manage our personnel a little bit with conference being priority number one,” Beals said. “You’re not going to go to an Armstrong or Strayer or Dezse at that point in the ballgame.” read more

Football Ohio State remains at No 10 in latest College Football Playoff

Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field prior to start of the game against Maryland on Nov 17. Ohio State won 52-51. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter a 52-51 overtime win over Maryland, Ohio State remained at No. 10 in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday.The Buckeyes entered the first playoff rankings at No. 10 and have not moved after wins over Nebraska and then-No. 18 Michigan State.Ohio State is one of four teams in the Top 25 according to the College Football Playoff rankings, joining No. 4 Michigan, No. 12 Penn State and No. 19 Northwestern.No. 10 Ohio State will face No. 4 Michigan at noon on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.Here are the full rankings:1.) Alabama2.) Clemson3.) Notre Dame4.) Michigan5.) Georgia6.) Oklahoma7.) LSU8.) Washington State9.) UCF10.) Ohio State11.) Florida12.) Penn State13.) West Virginia14.) Texas15.) Kentucky16.) Washington17.) Utah18.) Mississippi State19.) Northwestern20.) Syracuse21.) Utah State22.) Texas A&M23.) Boise State24.) Pitt25.) Iowa State read more

Matthew Baldwin to transfer to TCU

Redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin (12) throws a pass down the field in the first half of the 2019 Spring Game on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorRedshirt freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin’s transfer from Ohio State is now official.After taking to twitter to announce his transfer on April 18, the now former Buckeye stated Tuesday that his transfer destination would be TCU, per reports by 247Sports.At the time he entered the transfer portal, Baldwin cited a desire to be closer to home as his motivation for leaving Ohio State.“My family and I have prayed and talked a lot about where I belong and what is best for me,” Baldwin said in the April 18 twitter announcement. “In the end, we’d feel it’d be better for me to step away from Ohio State.”TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas, a three-hour drive from Baldwin’s hometown in Austin, Texas.Baldwin will apply for immediate eligibility with the Horned Frogs.Baldwin concludes his Ohio State career before taking a single snap. At the 2019 Spring Game he finished 20-for-36 for 246 yards through the air, with two touchdowns and three interceptions.While sophomore quarterback Justin Fields appeared to lead for the starting job at the position for the Buckeyes, he and Baldwin were considered in open competition by head coach Ryan Day.Should he be granted immediate eligibility, he’ll have four seasons available to play at TCU. read more

Ibrahimovic confirms return for World Cup

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will likely be making a return to international football for Sweden in the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe LA Galaxy forward had initially retired from international football at the end of Euro 2016, but has been hinting recently that he would be open to a potential return to the Swedish national team for the World Cup.Ibrahimovic’s involvement in the tournament had been questioned, due to the star’s ties with Malta-based gambling company Bethard prohibiting him from any form of participation under FIFA regulations.Yet the star had previously stated that “FIFA can’t stop me” and has now took to Twitter to announce that his chances of making the tournament are sky high.“The chance of me playing in the World Cup is skyhoga #FifaWorldCup2018.” wrote the 36 year-old.Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.The chance of me playing in the World Cup is skyhöga #FifaWorldCup2018— Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@Ibra_official) 15 April 2018Prior to his retirement on 2016, Ibrahimovic was the captain of Sweden and remains their all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals in 116 appearances.last_img read more