Feucht given major conference honor

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar junior Michael Feucht has proven himself to be the true definition of a student-athlete once again. For the second consecutive season Feucht has landed the league’s top academic honor being named Southland Conference’s Student-Athletic of the Year. The honor comes less than a month after he was named the conference’s player of the year for his accomplishments on the court.Feucht is joined on the Southland’s All-Academic first team by classmates Juuso Laitinen and Nikita Lis.A business major, Feucht was just as dominant in the classroom as he was on the court. A two-time Academic All-Southland selection, Feucht is maintaining better than a 3.5 grade point average in the classroom. He was an automatic selection after earning first-team all-conference honors on the court following the regular season.Earlier this year, Feucht became just the third Cardinal in program history to be named Southland Player of the Year following a season that saw him finish among the league leaders with 14 singles wins, and 12 doubles wins (with teammate Benny Schweizer). Feucht and Schweizer pulled off one of the bigger upsets in conference history when they defeated the nation’s ninth-ranked team of Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash from Oklahoma State.Feucht was near perfect in Southland matches during the 2016 season posing a 4-0 mark in singles play, and a 3-1 (.750) record in doubles matches.Dean’s List selections in the classroom, both Laitinen and Lis were stallwarts on the court. A second-team All-SLC singles selection on the court, Lis posted a 12-8 (.600) singles record, including a 4-1 (.800) league tally. He teamed up with Jeandre Hoogenboezem to record a 12-8 doubles record, and was a perfect 4-0 in conference matches to earn first-team all-league doubles honors.last_img read more

Clive Owen-Led M. Butterfly Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

first_img The new Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly will play the Cort Theatre. The previously announced production starring Oscar nominee Clive Owen and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor will begin previews on October 7 and open on October 26.Inspired by Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, M. Butterfly follows the relationship between Rene Gallimard (Owen), a French diplomat living in China, and Song Liling, a soprano at the Beijing Opera.Additional casting, including the role of Song Liling, which netted B.D. Wong a Tony Award in the original 1988 Broadway production, will be announced at a later date.The Cort Theatre is the current home of Paula Vogel’s Indecent, which is set to conclude its run on June 25. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 17, 2017 M. Butterfly View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Clive Owen(Photo: Gerhard Kassner)last_img read more

Lights finally switched on in Robin Court

first_imgNew light poles were erected in Robin Court in Bridgetown seven months ago, but residents complained that it had not been switched on, with the darkness leading to opportunistic crimes. After seven months of phone calls and messages, and a lot of money spent on airtime, a Bridgetown pensioner is relieved that the lights in her road have finally been switched on.Priscilla Whittle, 71, from Robin Court, believes it was only because of the Athlone News’ query to the City of Cape Town that the lights were switched on. Seven months ago, new electric poles were erected in the area, and while the rest of the area’s lights were on, residents of Robin Court were left in the dark.According to Ms Whittle, the darkness led to opportunistic crimes.“There have been an increase of thefts in our road. It has become dangerous. We have a lot of elderly people living here and it is not fair on them. There are 11 lights here that needed to be switched on months ago, but even after all the times I have called to complain, it was never done. The old lights that is still in the court, are very dull and it is very dark here when the lights are off. I got no joy complaining about it. Every time I had to buy airtime on credit on one of my store accounts,” Ms Whittle said.Another resident, who wants to remain anonymous, said he was almost robbed twice during the time the lights were off.“The crime is getting bad here. We spent so much money on securing our homes. We have had enough now. The next time someone comes to rob here, we will be forced to take the law into our own hands,” he said.On Thursday April 25, when the Athlone News visited the area, the lights were still not working. On the same day we asked the City to explain why it had not been switched on.Phindile Maxiti, the City’s mayoral committee member for energy and climate change, said the new street lights did not work because a sensor component was stolen.The following day, Friday April 26, the lights were switched on. Residents who would like to submit a service request, report a fault or log an issue can do so via the City’s Customer Call Centre at 0860 103 109, by emailing [email protected], or by sending an SMS to 31220.last_img read more

Reviewing The Wolves’ Season and Rosas’ First Year [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip WJON’s Alex Svejkovsky joined “Hang Up and Listen” Wednesday to discuss Rosas’ first year on the job, coach Ryan Saunders’ performance in his second (abbreviated season), which of the upcoming free agents might be re-signed and more.”Hang Up and Listen” airs Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m. on WJON.Minnesota Lynx First Round PicksGetty ImagesNapheesa Collier – 2019Collier was named the WNBA rookie of the year. She averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds a game her rookie season.Getty ImagesAlexis Jones – 2017Jones played just 2 seasons in Minnesota never averaging more than 3.3 points per game.Getty ImagesTricia Liston – 2014Liston, a Duke graduate, played just 2 seasons with the Lynx and never averaged more than 3.4 points per game.Getty ImagesDamiris Dantas – 2012Dantas has played 5 WNBA seasons including parts of 3 with Minnesota.Getty ImagesDevereaux Peters – 2012Peters played 6 seasons in the WNBA including her first 4 in Minnesota. She averaged 4.3 points in her career.Getty ImagesMaya Moore – 2011Moore was the first overall pick by the Lynx in 2011. She lead the team to 4 WNBA Titles and averaged 18 points per game. She is currently out of the WNBA.Getty ImagesKelsey Griffin -2010Griffin played 5 seasons in the WNBA all with the Connecticut Sun.Getty ImagesMonica Wright – 2010Wright averaged 7.3 points a game in her 6 year career including 5 seasons in Minnesota. Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas had a fantastic first year in the drivers’ seat, despite the Wolves’ woeful record this season.Rosas succeeded on a number of fronts. First, he implemented a more modern style of basketball than his predecessor Tom Thibodeau, with an emphasis on ball movement creating open three-point shots and high percentage two’s.The roster he inherited wasn’t designed for his offense, so he constantly tinkered with the squad until he found a combination of players that fit his mold. Whether it was the bigger moves like trading for Malik Beasley and D’Angelo Russell, or smaller moves like signing unheralded players such as Jake Layman, Jordan McLaughlin and Naz Reid, every move Rosas made added up. 360p About Connatix V56490center_img 720p HD 1080p HD 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more