No Election for School District 60 Board

first_imgThere won’t be an election this year for School District 60 School Board Trustees.All of the nominations have been elected by acclamation.Zone 1 – Linda SewellZone 2 – Heather HannafordZone 3 – Gordon AndersonZone 4 – Ida CampbellZone 5 – Gordon Klassen Erin Evans Jaret Thompson- Advertisement –last_img

Lawmakers reach prison deal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nu ez and Perata struck the deal with their Republican counterparts, Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines of Clovis and Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman of Tustin. Ackerman praised the deal for adding beds without attempting sentencing reform, which Republicans had feared would lead to some convicts being released early. SACRAMENTO – Racing a court-imposed deadline, California’s top legislative leaders on Wednesday said they had reached a wide-ranging, $6.1 billion deal to ease severe overcrowding in the nation’s largest state prison system. The agreement adds 53,000 beds, requires improvements to rehabilitation programs and allows Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to continue his strategy of transferring thousands of inmates out of state. “The Legislature does not want a court takeover of the system … but we will not blindly give a blank check and throw good money after bad,” Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said in a letter to the governor outlining the bipartisan deal. The governor and Legislature are under pressure to solve overcrowding in California’s prisons, with federal judges threatening early release of inmates if they do not. last_img read more

Wanyama on the mark as Spurs thrash Huddersfield

first_img0Shares0000Victor Wanyama salutes the fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after opening the scoring against HuddersfieldLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 13 – Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama scored the opener as Tottenham Hot Spurs thrashed relegated Huddersfield 4-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.Tottenham proved they can cope without Harry Kane and retook third place in the Premier League as Lucas Moura’s hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Huddersfield. Despite the absence of injured stars Kane and Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino’s much-changed side made it three victories from their first three games at the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Pochettino’s understudies filled in nicely as Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama rolled in the opener before Brazilian forward Lucas took centre-stage with an eye-catching treble.Tottenham have settled well in their new £1 billion north London home and already relegated Huddersfield provided the ideal warm-up for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Manchester City.Bidding to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish, Tottenham are one point clear of fourth-placed Chelsea, who face leaders Liverpool on Sunday.Wanyama raced onto a loose ball and took it round goalkeeper Ben Hamer before calmly slotting home from close range. Photo/DAILY MAILBottom of the table Huddersfield have lost 19 of their last 21 league matches as their two-season stay in the top-flight grinds to a dispiriting conclusion.It was a reassuring afternoon for Tottenham, whose 1-0 quarter-final first leg win against City on Tuesday came at a heavy cost.Kane is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering yet another ankle ligament injury, this time in a tackle on City’s Fabian Delph, while Alli sustained a fractured hand that left him unable to face Huddersfield.Adding to Pochettino’s problems, England midfielder Harry Winks was ruled out of Saturday’s game with a groin injury.But for all the panic about Kane’s injury potentially ruining Tottenham’s hopes of a successful end to the season, they have won all five of their league games without the England striker this season.Much sterner tests than Huddersfield lie ahead, including successive Champions League and Premier League matches at City next week, so Pochettino made seven changes, leaving Son Heung-min, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier on the bench.It was a gamble to rest South Korea forward Son, who had scored two of Tottenham’s three goals at the new stadium, including the winner against City.All eyes were on Fernando Llorente and Lucas to see if they could fill the gap left by Kane and Son up front.– Strength in depth –The Kenyan midfielder is embraced by team-mates after scoring his first goal of the season in the 24th minute of the game. Photo/DAILY MAILHuddersfield were so limited in all areas, that Tottenham’s make-shift line-up were able to play their way into rhythm.Showing their strength in depth, Tottenham deservedly took the lead thanks to two of their understudies in the 24th minute.Ben Davies passed towards Llorente and the Spaniard used his strength to hold off Jon Gorenc Stankovic, allowing the ball to run to Wanyama,Bursting into the space behind the Huddersfield defence, Wanyama cleverly rounded goalkeeper Ben Hamer before slotting into the empty net for his first goal since February 2018.Three minutes later, Tottenham struck again. Moussa Sissoko dinked a pass into Lucas’s path and the Brazilian took a touch before drilling a fierce shot across Hamer into the far corner.Stankovic should have done better than poke wide from Juninho Bacuna’s corner as the defender wasted a golden opportunity to give Huddersfield hope.The often maligned Llorente has quietly had a hand in 15 goals in 18 starts for Tottenham, scoring 11 and setting up four.He almost got another with a volley that cannoned back off the crossbar.Lucas, a candidate to start against City, stole the show in the second half, controlling Eriksen’s pass to smash home the third goal in the 87th minute.Lucas wasn’t content with that as he ran through to drive another fine finish past Hamer for the first hat-trick at Tottenham’s new stadium.The former Paris Saint Germain star was cheered off as he celebrated his man of the match performance with a kickabout with his 1-year-old son on the pitch after the final whistle.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bradley ump gets a suspension

first_imgBob Watson, baseball’s vice president in charge of discipline, has not decided whether to penalize Bradley, the commissioner’s office said. Padres closer Trevor Hoffman compared the quick action by baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s office to decisions by the NFL’s Roger Goodell and the NBA’s David Stern. “You can see what Commissioner Goodell has done in the NFL, you’ve seen how Commissioner Stern takes care of business,” Hoffman said. “This is an opportunity for our commissioner to have a stronger voice in all facets of the game..” Hirschbeck, president of the World Umpires Association, declined comment. Bradley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was scheduled to have surgery today in Cincinnati. His injury is a blow to the Padres, who have a one-game lead over Philadelphia and Colorado in the NL wild-card race. “It’s good to tell the players that the umpires are going to be kept in line. It’ll be good to retain order during games knowing there’s going to be repercussions if you let things get out of hand,” Padres second baseman Geoff Blum said. “It’s got to be satisfying to Milton knowing that what he said was true and that some consequence came of it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BASEBALL: Padres claimed Winters baited outfielder, who was injured during the dispute. By Ronald Blum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Umpire Mike Winters was suspended by Major League Baseball for the remainder of the regular season on Wednesday because of his confrontation with San Diego’s Milton Bradley last weekend. The Padres claimed Winters baited Bradley, who has a history of losing his temper. Bradley tore a knee ligament when his manager spun him to the ground while trying to keep him from going after the umpire during Sunday’s 7-3 loss to Colorado in San Diego. Winters was suspended because the commissioner’s office concluded he had used a profanity aimed at Bradley, a baseball official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the reason for the suspension was not announced. “It’s something that’s handled internally by MLB. They handle the umpires, the Padres don’t,” San Diego manager Bud Black said in San Francisco. The 48-year-old Winters became a major league umpire in 1990 and worked the World Series in 2002 and last year. He will not work during the postseason, the baseball official said. Winters became the first umpire suspended since 2003, when the commissioner’s office announced that Bruce Froemming and John Hirschbeck each were receiving 10-day penalties. last_img read more

TRIATHLON: 24/7s CALLAGHAN IS FIRST HOME IN LISSADELL OLYMPIC TRIATHLON

first_imgAidan Callaghan (centre) wins the Lissadell Triathlon.Club member Aidan Callaghan was home first in the Super Series at Lissadel House Olympic Triathlon on Sunday. Sligo’s Lissadell House played host to round 3 of the Triathlon Ireland Super Series.The Super Series consists of the top 50 male and female triathletes in the country racing against each other. Aidan Callaghan from Letterkenny’s 24/7 Triathlon Club claimed the men’s title. Callaghan clocked 18:33 for the 1500 metre choppy swim, 1:03:32 for the testing 40 kilometre bike before posting a strong run over the 10 kilometres to finish in a time of 1:59:36.In the Age Group race, Triona McMenamin won the ladies race in her debut at this distance in an overall time of 2.21.10. The course was challenging with the run course by all accounts being difficult with varied terrain and plenty of testing hills. See results below.Geneva, Switzerland was the venue for this year’s ETU European Triathlon Championships, which saw a 49 strong Irish Team compete against the best triathletes in Europe. The championships include sprint distance (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run) and Olympic distance races (1500m swim / 40km bike / 10km run) and were held from 10th – 12th July.The Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club had three members competing for Ireland: Clara Quigley (25 – 29 Female AG Sprint), Hugh Gallagher (40 – 44 Male AG Olympic) and Donagh O’ Sullivan (45 49 Male AG Olympic).Clara’s was first off on Friday morning in the sprint race with a 16:32 swim, a solid 44:30 on the bike and a 23:31 run, giving a finish time of 1:29:17 and 23rd in her age group.She commented afterwards, “it was a tough race, the bike course was technical and it was really hot(up to 38 degrees) but I’m happy with my overall performance”.Donagh O’ Sullivan was next to the start line in the Olympic distance race at 7:18am on Sunday morning, a 31:50 swim was followed by an excellent 1:05:19 bike and a 47:40 for the 10km run, finishing in a time of 2:28:54.“I’m happy with my performance and I’m proud to be representing my country today”.Team member Hugh Gallagher took to the Olympic distance start line at 7:25am on Sunday, a good 26:09 swim was backed up by a hard 1:06:24 bike and an impressive 39:56 run, giving an overall finish team of 2:16:33, 35th in his age group.“It’s been 8 months of solid training and I’ve peakedat this weekend, I’m delighted with my performance” commented the Arranmore native.“A huge thank you has to go to all the Irish supporters along the race routes, they were fantastic and it gave the Irish athletes a huge mentall boost”.Donagh and Hugh now turn their sights to the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago from 15th – 20th September.The club continues with its summer training. Please see our club website www.letterkenny247.com or our Facebook page. Lissadel Olympic TriathlonAidan Callaghan 1.59.36Triona McMenamin 2.21.10Paul Dillon 2.23.04Martin Donnolly 2.28.37 Cathal Roarty 2.42.12Graham Parker 2.43.32Fin Begley 2.42.26TRIATHLON: 24/7s CALLAGHAN IS FIRST HOME IN LISSADELL OLYMPIC TRIATHLON was last modified: July 20th, 2015 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:24/7 TriathlonAidan CallaghanDONGALlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN CLAIMS ALL PASSENGERS SHOULD HAVE GOT OFF DOOMED CRUISE LINER

first_imgA Letterkenny man has revealed how he thinks ALL the passengers should have got off the doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia ALIVE.Rory Browne, 28, was enjoying a much-deserved break from his hectic schedule as IT boss at Amazon when disaster struck.However the Co Donegal man said 16 people should not have died if people had kept their clam. “I am shocked that there were fatalities because everyone could have got off that ship alive if they had stayed calm. This cannot be allowed to happen again,” he said.Rory said his experience has not put him off taking a cruise but he will check boats beforehand.In a remarkable twist, Rory revealed how his uncle Gerard was hit by an iceberg some one hundred years ago while traveling on board the Titanic.Rory said he knew immediately that something was wrong when the seven emergency whistles sounded. “I woke up with a thud ad I fell towards a mirror with the jolt.“I realised that something was wrong when the seven whistles sounded towards the ship,” he said. LETTERKENNY MAN CLAIMS ALL PASSENGERS SHOULD HAVE GOT OFF DOOMED CRUISE LINER was last modified: January 29th, 2012 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)last_img read more

BUSINESSMAN BROKE ELDERLY MAN’S RIB AFTER ROW OVER DISABLED PARKING SPACE

first_imgA Donegal businessman pushed an elderly man and broke his rib during a row over a disabled parking space.Augustine O’Driscoll (pictured right) parked his pick-up jeep illegally in Letterkenny after rushing across the road to get his wife her favourite cake from a bakery.But when he came back just three minutes later he was met by a man who was annoyed that he had done so. A heated row took place between the two men and O’Driscoll ended up pushing the man who fell against a fence.Businessman O’Driscoll appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where he was charged with assault causing harm and engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.O’Driscoll, of Ballykeerin, Kilmacrennan pleaded guilty to all the charges through his solicitor Cathal Quinn.Mr Quinn said his client was a specialist diver who was often called upon by the Irish Navy and in search and rescue missions where he dived to depths of up to 100 metres.His solicitor said he had never come before the courts before for any matter and was deeply ashamed and embarrassed by what had happened.He has his own business for the past 15 years and was even considered a hero locally after an incident in 2003 in which he carried a woman from a burning building after an explosion.Solicitor Quinn said there had been some provocation by the injured man, Frankie Doherty, who it was claimed spat at O’Driscoll during the altercation on May 4th last on Main Street, Letterkenny.“My client was asked to pick up a particular pastry that his wife is partial to. The bakery is just across the road but when he got there, there was an elderly lady in front of him.“Not withstanding that, he was back at his vehicle in three minutes where he was met by this man. The episode lasted only a matter of seconds. He didn’t hit him but pushed him in the chest and unfortunately Mr Doherty fell back and hurt himself,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly said he got particularly annoyed by people taking up disabled parking spaces when they had no right to.“Disabled people have enough difficulties visited upon them without having to cope with people parking in their spaces,” he said.He said there were hundreds of parking spaces around Letterkenny which O’Driscoll could have parked in and that Mr Doherty was quite within his right to remonstrate with him.He did accept that O’Driscoll had never been in trouble before and had many good attributes.He ordered the accused to pay Mr Doherty €1,000 and adjourned the case until May 7th.AT HEARING.BUSINESSMAN BROKE ELDERLY MAN’S RIB AFTER ROW OVER DISABLED PARKING SPACE was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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:assaultAugustine O’DriscollCathal QuinnFrankie DohertyJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

LYIT TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON THE BLINK…..AGAIN!

first_imgAt this stage some people think they are jinxed!A set of traffic lights outside the LYIT are on the blink again.The lights remained out of action yesterday after they were struck by a vehicle. The lights have been slated by many after a series of ‘stop-start’ incidents since they were installed at the start of the college year in September.Initially the lights were out of sequence and covers had to be put over the lights on the Port Road.The lights were then fixed and appeared that all was fine again.However a row between the installer of the lights and the company responsible for the traffic management system at the entrance to the college led to the lights being completed removed. This row was finally resolved after Traffic Solutions Ltd were paid for their work after the overseeing company went into examinership.That state of peace lasted for a couple of short weeks until yesterday’s debacle.A series of cones have since been installed on the Port Road and no right turn is allowed into the college coming from the Polestar Roundabout or exiting the LYIT.The only person who appears to be happy is the security man overseeing the temporary traffic solution at present.It is hoped that the lights can be restored by this morning! LYIT TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON THE BLINK…..AGAIN! was last modified: December 10th, 2013 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:Letterkenny Town CouncilLYITtraffic lightslast_img read more

Groovy songs, silly skits return on DVD

first_img Airing on ABC opposite NBC’s “Little House on the Prairie” and CBS’ “Rhoda,” the variety show still managed to pull in solid ratings with more than 35 million viewers each week. “There were only three networks back then, so people really knew you,” Dragon said. “There was no CNN around.” The Grammy winners hosted such guests as Bob Hope, George Burns, Jackie Gleason, John Travolta and the original “Charlie’s Angels” – Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. But after a single season, the duo opted to focus on recording and touring again and began doing yearly ABC specials instead. “We were asked to renew and do another season, but I was worried because we were running out of songs,” Dragon recalled. But the memory of the series has lasted for both the couple and their fans. “A lot of the music that we put out there was positive,” said Tennille. “It had a positive point of view and people liked that. Not everyone is totally bummed out all the time!” The Captain & Tennille DVD coincides with the release of their six original albums on CD for the first time and the duo has recorded a few new Christmas songs that are included in the DVD package. For Tony Orlando and Dawn, the DVD revival of their CBS variety show actually led to a reunion of Orlando and his partners, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent, in the recording studio after a 28-year hiatus. The trio that topped the charts with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon,” “Knock Three Times” and “He Don’t Love You” will release “Tony Orlando & Dawn – A Christmas Album” on Tuesday. It was after handling the advertising campaign for “The Johnny Carson Ultimate Collection” that Respond2 Communications launched its R2 Entertainment division. The Carson collection was sold exclusively through infomercials for three years before it became available at retail stores and has now passed 800,000 in sales. R2 began releasing titles under its own banner starting with a collection of Bob Hope specials before moving on to the ’70s variety series. “I wanted to go after some of the shows I love and the first one was Sonny and Cher, which really paved the way for Tony Orlando and Dawn, Captain & Tennille, Donny and Marie and all the rest of them,” said R2’s Berry. “It’s not the kind of programming that is even on television anymore. The lost art of the variety show – it’s gone.” Other variety shows already released by R2 and other companies include “The Brady Bunch Hour,” “The Flip Wilson Show” and “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” R2 is producing a collective infomercial that will feature all its collections, including Carson, Hope, Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn and the Captain & Tennille. Plans are in the works for several other variety shows to be released next year including, possibly, Donny and Marie Osmond’s ABC variety hour. Original fans already have an appetite for entertainment from their youth, but such shows as VH1’s “I Love the ’70s” and the sitcom “That ’70s Show” have made the era appealing to a younger generation as well. Thompson said powerful nostalgia waves tend to happen in 20- to 30-year cycles. Shows set in the 1950s, such as “Happy Days” and “M*A*S*H,” became big hits in the 1970s. This was followed by a plethora of ’60s revivals in the ’80s. “The ’70s are interesting in that we had a ’70s revival in the ’90s, right on schedule, but the ’70s thing is hanging on,” he said. “It was the last decade where every single one of us shared the same culture. We were all still feeding from the same mass-cultural trough. If you were a kid in the ’70s, everyone was watching the same thing and hearing the same music. “I think it was the last decade that was purely itself. The clothing, the music, the TV shows – you can’t mistake it.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But these variety hours featuring songs, silly skits and plenty of guest stars are just arriving at the DVD party, which reached $21.1 billion in sales and rental revenue last year, according to the Digital Entertainment Group. “What is so great about the variety show is that in many cases, it is completely uncorrupted. It hasn’t been worn out through syndication,” observed Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University. “Many people haven’t seen Captain & Tennille since the first time in the 1970s. With sitcoms and dramas, we don’t think of them as being from the ’70s because we have seen them thousands of times. Think of how many times you’ve seen an episode of ‘The Brady Bunch.”‘ Portland, Ore.-based R2 will release “The Captain & Tennille Ultimate Collection” on Tuesday. A Tony Orlando and Dawn collection hit stores last month, while a boxed set of Sonny and Cher’s CBS variety hours came out in 2004. Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, the husband-and-wife team who make up the Captain & Tennille, were at the height of their popularity with such hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “The Way I Want to Touch You” and “Muskrat Love” when then-ABC President Fred Silverman tapped them for a variety hour in 1976. “All of these years, people have asked us when the show was going to come out on DVD,” Tennille said this week. “The problem was getting all of the music and other legal clearances. It just took forever. Carol Burnett (who also hosted a variety show) just put out the sketches and not the music because it is so difficult to get the rights.” In the 1970s, Tony Orlando and Dawn, the Captain & Tennille, and Sonny and Cher weren’t just popular musical acts with hit records – they were network variety show stars who millions of viewers tuned into on television each week. Now their shows, which had seemingly been locked away inside some sort of ’70s time capsule, are being given a long-awaited encore on DVD as part of the nostalgia wave that continues to celebrate the groovy decade of disco balls, lava lamps and the Brady Bunch. “The cool thing about a lot of these programs is that people did love them,” said Brant Berry, vice president of R2 Entertainment, which is releasing the shows on DVD. “They were before music videos and where you saw people do their hits.” Boxed sets of sitcoms and dramas from the decade are already taking up plenty of space on store shelves, helping to fuel the TV-on-DVD boom, which had a growth spurt of nearly 50 percent during a 12-month period ending March 2005. last_img read more

Softball Sweeps Loyola on Saturday; Clinches MVC Tournament Berth

first_imgFreshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) added to Drake’s lead with a RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to go up 4-1. The Bulldogs had the bases loaded with one out, but Pena hit a sharp ground ball to third that the Ramblers were able to turn a double play on to escape the trouble. Alexander, Finneran and Roemmich led the Drake offense with two hits each as the team finished with 10. Finneran, Jonas, Maddox and Roemmich each drove in one run. Six different Bulldogs each collected one hit and Alexander, Maddox, Roemmich and Sowa each drove in one run. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team swept Loyola on Saturday afternoon at Buel Field. Drake, which clinched a spot in next week’s MVC Tournament with the first win of the day, improved to 27-26 and 10-15 in MVC action with the pair of wins. The Bulldogs will find out their tournament seed after the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday. They can finish either sixth or seventh for the three-day tournament, where the winner earns the MVC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Watch Live Drake and Loyola will close the series on Sunday with a single game at 11 a.m. Prior to the finale, Drake will honor its 2017 senior class of Finneran, Hooyman and Sowa.Print Friendly Version Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats In the opening game, Loyola scored the first run of the contest in the top of the third inning capitalizing on an error by Drake. The Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run from senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) that cleared the left center field fence. They then took the lead after freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) roped a RBI double that scored sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), who drew a walk, from first base and then junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) drove in Maddox for the final run to lead 3-1. All three runs came with two outs. Loyola 5/7/2017 – 11 AM Maddox extended Drake’s lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning with RBI single between third base and shortstop as Roemmich came home. Loyola cut the deficit in half at 2-1 in the sixth inning with a leadoff home run by Alyssa Mannucci, but that was all the damage as Smith came in for Drake starter Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.) and got out of the inning. The Bulldogs added two insurance runs in the sixth inning with the first run coming from another perfect squeeze bunt, this one from Jonas, and later a RBI single by Roemmich that scored senior pinch runner Maddie Hooyman (Trenton, Mo.). Next Game: The Valley on ESPN3 Junior pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) claimed the win in the first game as she pitched seven innings and allowed just one unearned run on six hits with two strikeouts. She worked around some trouble multiple times, including escaping a bases-load, no-outs jam in the sixth inning to keep Loyola off the scoreboard. Smith improved to 17-16 with the win. Knoche pitched five innings and allowed just the one run on the home run and just six hits. She improved to 3-6 with the victory. Smith went two innings and allowed just one hit with two strikeouts to earn her second save of the season. In the second game, Drake took an early lead as Alexander reached on a bunt base hit and then proceeded to third base on a throwing error by the Loyola pitcher on the play. One batter later, senior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) dropped a perfect squeeze bunt as Alexander easily beat the throw home to put the Bulldogs up 1-0. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more