Gophers golf announces two head coaches

first_imgDespite behind-the-scenes issues, the women finished sixth in the Big Ten Championships and 19th in the NCAA championships in May.Carlson is a holdover from last yearâÄôs menâÄôs team, for which he served as the associate head coach.The men didnâÄôt have quite as successful of a season, finishing eighth in the Big Ten championships. They did, however, have two participants âÄî Donald Constable and Erik Van Rooyen âÄî qualify for the NCAA Regional.Carlson golfed for the University of Wisconsin and has worked as an assistant golf professional at Wayzata Country Club as well as a professional on the Nationwide and NGA Tours. Gophers golf announces two head coaches Daily File Photo Derek WetmoreAugust 10, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGophers golf is getting two new faces to lead its menâÄôs and womenâÄôs programs, the team announced Thursday. John Carlson and Michele Redman will take over the two programs, respectively, according to Athletic Director Joel Maturi.Redman graduated from Indiana University as a four-time All-Big Ten and two-time All-America selection. She is competing in her 20th season on the LPGA Tour.âÄúMichele brings with her an unbelievable wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the University of Minnesota,âÄù Maturi said in a statement released Thursday. âÄúOur womenâÄôs program is coming off its best season in history and I have no doubt that MicheleâÄôs background of teaching will continue that progression.âÄùThe womenâÄôs team had a successful year on the links but it was mired in controversy away from them. Former golf director John Harris resigned in late June amid a pending lawsuit filed against him and the Board of Regents alleging discrimination and hiring under false pretences. The Daily first broke the story in early Decemeber.last_img read more


Exploring kung fu

first_img 1 of 2 Junaid Chafeker’s book, Kungfu My journey, the history. Junaid Chafeker reads from his book, Kungfu My journey, the history, which was launched in Athlone late last month. Junaid Chafeker is originally from Athlone but now lives in Goodwood. His book, Kungfu “My journey, the history”, he says, was 10 years in the making and is the first part of his full story.In the 1990s, Junaid travelled to China to learn kung fu, but it was in 2009 that he decided to start writing about his experiences and everything he had learnt about China’s rich culture and history“I also wrote about the kung fu world championships in China and the United States from 2004 until 2016 and how I represented South Africa there.”The book was launched at the Eagle Hall in Athlone on Saturday September 30, and there will be another launch at the Cape Town library on Thursday November 28.The first three chapters of the 11-chapter book tell how Islam arrived in China and how the Hui Muslims developed their own style of kung fu in the north of the country.The book also tells of Junaid’s childhood on the Cape Flats, his martial-arts training and his many achievements, including the 16 gold medals he has won for South Africa.The book is dedicated both to the youth of South Africa – to encourage them to work hard and stay positive – and to his mother, Salma, who died about a month ago. “She was my inspiration,” he says. “She was a white woman who married an Indian man and gave up her white identity to marry him. She fought against apartheid and was part of the student uprising. She was a strong woman who stood for justice and believed that even if you stand on your own if you tell the truth it’s okay.”He says his family, including his wife, Salma, and his sister, Zainab, have always supported him. For the past three years, he has been teaching kung fu to pupils from underprivileged schools, through his non-profit organisation, the M.J.Li Kungfu Foundation. “This book is dedicated to all the women in the country and focuses on how men need to treat the women in their lives and how they should adjust their mindsets to take care of women.”The book costs R150 and will be available for sale in November. For more information, call Salma at 081 711 1211 or 082 454 3027. center_img Junaid Chafeker reads from his book, Kungfu My journey, the history, which was launched in Athlone late last month.last_img read more


Basketball: Parish teams set for district play

first_imgIn the past it’s been pretty easy to pick the favorite in District 1-5A girls basketball.The Southwood Lady Cowboys have long dominated the district and the state for that matter.Southwood won its 11th Class 5A state championship last season.But this season could be different.Longtime Southwood head coach Steve McDowell, who guided the Lady Cowboys to all 11 of the state titles, retired just before the season started.He was replaced by former Parkway boys head coach Terry Josting.Southwood has still been successful under Josting, but the Lady Cowboys haven’t been as dominant as they usually are. Southwood went 13-6 in non-district play.That means other teams just might have a shot at the title.Randy Brown/Press-TribuneAirline’s Kei McCoy (1) and Taylor Gatson (2) play defense during a victory over Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Friday night at Airline. The Lady Vikings and Lady Lions both begin district play Tuesday night.Among those are the Haughton Lady Bucs and Airline Lady Vikings. Haughton (16-5) opens District 1-5A play Tuesday at home against Southwood. Airline (10-9) hosts Captain Shreve (1-13).In another 1-5A opener, the young Parkway Lady Panthers (3-12) host Byrd (7-15).“I still think Southwood is the class of the district,” Airline coach David Duhon said. “Until someone proves different and dethrones them you’ve got to give them the edge.”Duhon said he thought before the season that Haughton could be the team to give Southwood the most trouble, and he said he still believes that.But he also likes the way his team is playing now.“We’re playing better right now, so we’ll see,” he said.Elsewhere, the Benton boys and girls teams begin District 1-4A play Tuesday at home against Fair Park.The Lady Tigers (14-7) have won four in a row and eight of their last nine. Fair Park is 9-9.The new eight-team district looks wide open with Benton, Huntington (9-4), Loyola (11-9) and Minden (11-6) among the favorites.The Tigers have struggled in non-district play, going 3-10. Fair Park, which defeated 1-5A favorite Byrd earlier this season, is 9-9.The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing boys and girls open District 1-1A play Tuesday at Ringgold.The Lions (11-5) and Lady Lions (10-10) have dominated the district in recent years, but they will have a bigger challenge this season with the addition of Arcadia, Cedar Creek and Grambling.Arcadia (14-2), Ringgold (9-5) and Grambling (8-7) will likely be the New Tech boys’ main challengers. For the girls, it will likely be Arcadia (12-5) and Cedar Creek (8-10).Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAnti-Mosquito WatchHow to Avoid Mosquito Bites Without Using Chemicals (Try It)Anti-Mosquito Watch|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSmart Tech TrendWhy Are Seniors Snapping Up Those Adjustable Glasses?Smart Tech Trend|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Russell [email protected]last_img read more


La Follette Rec Dept pauses all adult and youth activities

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – In a release Friday afternoon from the City of La Follette, the City states that as a precautionary measure, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the La Follette Recreation Department has decided to pause all Adult and Youth League activities, including basketball and soccer.This pause runs from August 14, 2020, through January 4, 2021, at which time the La Follette Recreation Department will revisit and discuss resuming all league activities.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the La Follette Recreation Department at 423.562.9424.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/14/2020-2:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more