Feeling the Silverburn

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A Rosé Cocktail For National Rosé Weekend

first_imgIndependent/Jessica Mackin-CiproIn celebration of National Rosé Weekend in the Hamptons, I’ve created a Rosé cocktail.Ingredients (Serves 1 in rocks glass)1/2 oz gin1/2 oz Campari1/2 oz orange liquorJuice of half a lemon1/4 c rosé1/4 c club sodaCrushed iceAdd gin, Campari, orange liquor, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake and pour into a glass a quarter of the way full of crushed ice. Pour in the rosé, then the club soda. Enjoy! Sharelast_img

Argonaut Weekly: March 29-April 4

first_img Share Argonaut Weekly: March 29-April 4 Argonauts of the Week: (L-R) Dustin Lawley, Shannon Miles, Barbara Oliveira center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team is off to a 5-1 start to its Gulf South Conference schedule, as the Argonauts are tied for first atop the East Division standings.  Elsewhere in UWF Athletics, the No. 14 men’s golf team had a solid finish among some strong Division II programs at the Bobcat Invitational, and the No. 15 UWF softball team went 2-2 for the week.  Finally, the Argonauts tennis teams continued their tough schedules, with each team falling to Valdosta State in their first GSC losses of the season while also picking up victories in their other matches.ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEKDustin LawleyJunior Third BasemanBaseballOn the week Dustin Lawley (Bessemer, Ala./Wallace State CC – Hanceville) was outstanding at the plate, batting .615 with eight runs batted including a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth in the Argos 6-5 game one win over West Georgia. In six games played this week the junior recorded multiple hit games in all but one contest and is currently riding a seven game hit streak. He has now tallied 13 multiple hit games on the season which is one off the team high of 14. He currently leads the team in batting (.392), on-base percentage (.464) and stolen bases (14) and is second on the team with a .536 slugging percentage and 38 hits.Shannon MilesSenior First BasemanSoftballShannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) used a .455 average at the plate and nine RBI to help the No. 15 UWF softball team to a 2-2 record on the week. Miles launched three homeruns over the course of the week, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to No. 4 Valdosta State. The senior tallied five extra-base hits, and had two four-RBI performances in four games. Miles leads her team with nine homeruns and 43 RBI this season, and she is also batting .374 with a team-high .727 slugging percentage.Barbara OliveiraJuniorWomen’s TennisBarbara Oliveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Seminole CC) of the No. 9 UWF women’s tennis team led the Argonauts to a pair of victories in three matches last week.  The junior transfer was perfect in singles and doubles, picking up a 3-0 record at No. 1 singles, including a three-set win over No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht of Valdosta State, and a 2-0 mark in doubles alongside partner Mariana Sonnervig.For all of your hotel needs in the Pensacola area, visit www.highpointe.com.BASEBALL (23-12, 5-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. Arkansas Tech (DH): 5-1 W, 6-4 W- 3/24 vs. Arkansas Tech: 7-9 L- 3/27 @ West Georgia (DH): 6-5 W, 7-6 W- 3/28 @ West Georgia: 8-2 WThe Argo baseball team continued to roll this week, picking up five wins including a three game sweep over Gulf South Conference opponent West Georgia. The Argos began the week by taking two-of-three from Arkansas Tech in a non-conference in-region matchup at Jim Spooner Field. The Argos then hit the road on the weekend for their first GSC road test against West Georgia, eventually sweeping the Wolves in three close ballgames.West Florida Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat earned his 150th win as the Argonauts skipper as his club defeated the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech 5-1 and 6-4 in a doubleheader sweep.  Josh Reed, in his first career start, took to the mound in game one of the series against Arkansas Tech and was outstanding on the hill. He allowed just one run in eight strong innings while scattering five hits with six punch outs to earn his first win as an Argonaut. In the nightcap the Argos held on for a 6-4 win, fending off a three-run seventh inning rally from Tech.In their first GSC road series of the season the Argos took advantage of a struggling West Georgia team and capitalized with a three game sweep. It was not an easy road to victory for the Argos as they erased five-run deficits in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader to pull out one-run victories. Dustin Lawley was the hero in game one, blasting a go-ahead two-run homerun in the top of the ninth to give the Argos a 6-5 victory. In game two it was Jack Materne who blasted his first homerun of the season, a two-run homer, in the top of the sixth to put the Argos on top 7-6. On Sunday afternoon it was Materne who once again used the long ball to spark the Argos offense and break a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth. Seven runs would cross the board in the inning to give them eventual 8-2 win and a series sweep over the Wolves.This week is a short week for the Argos, playing four games in five days. On Tuesday they will host visiting NAIA Mobile at Jim Spooner Field with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. CT. The Argos will then hit the road for another GSC test when they travel to Livingston, Ala. for a three game series against West Alabama. First pitch for Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. with game two to follow and on Saturday the third and final game will begin at 1 p.m.MEN’S GOLF- 3/22-23 @ Bobcat Invitational: 4th of 17 teamsAfter being tied for the lead coming into Tuesday’s final round, the No. 14 West Florida men’s golf team shot a third round 306 for a total 888, but it was not enough to hold on. The Argonauts dropped back three spots to finish the Bobcat Invitational hosted by No. 2 Georgia College and State in fourth place, just seven strokes from tournament winner No. 8 Lynn.The Argonauts had two players finish in the top-15 of the field individually, with junior Otto Bonning placing low overall for the team at a tie for sixth place. Bonning shot a final round 77 for a total 219, five strokes back from individual winner Peter Tarver Jones from Belmont Abbey. Freshman Blake Olson’s consistent play allowed him to finish tied for 13th after a five-over 75 the last day, shooting a total 221 (73-73-75).The Argonauts will travel to their final tournament of the regular season April 5-6 when they head down to Miami Shores, Fla., to face No. 1 Barry in the Buccaneer Invitational at the Normandy Shores Golf Club.SOFTBALL (27-6, 6-4 GSC)- 3/22 vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (DH): 10-1 W (5 inn.), 9-7 W- 3/25 vs. Freed-Hardeman (DH): rained out- 3/27 @ No. 4 Valdosta State (DH): 6-14 L (6 inn.), 4-8 LWest Florida softball remained at No. 15 in the national poll and posted a 2-2 mark in action this week. The Argos swept Spring Fling opponent Wisconsin-Oshkosh to kick off the week, but fell in a doubleheader with No. 4 Valdosta State over the weekend. Shannon Miles stood out on the week, as she launched three homeruns, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to VSU. In their final Spring Fling doubleheader of the week, the Argos cruised to a 10-1, five inning victory in the first game and then staged a 9-7 come-from-behind victory behind the arm of Harvey in game two over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Miles stood out at the plate with a 2-3, four RBI performance that included two homeruns in the first game victory, while Crystal Thompson led with four RBI in the second game.The No. 15 Argos fell victim to the overpowering offense of No. 4 Valdosta State in a doubleheader sweep by the Lady Blazers on Saturday afternoon. While West Florida held leads in both games, they dropped the first game in six innings by a 14-6 score, and surrendered 8-4 in game two. Three Argonauts homered in the two contests, as Karri Bisbee led with three hits on the day.The Argos will be back in GSC action this weekend, traveling to West Alabama for a noon doubleheader on Friday. West Florida will then wrap up the weekend at North Alabama on Saturday, with first pitch also scheduled for noon.MEN’S TENNIS (7-7, 3-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. No. 41 North Alabama: 8-1 W- 3/25 vs. No. 11 Georgia College & State: rained out- 3/26 vs. No. 21 Drury: 7-2 W- 3/26 vs. No. 3 Valdosta State: 4-5 L- 3/28 vs. Delta State: 8-1 WThe No. 7 UWF men’s tennis team went 3-1 for the week, with all four matches at home at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.  The Argonauts picked up wins over No. 41 North Alabama, No. 21 Drury, and Delta State, but they fell to No. 3 Valdosta State 4-5 in their first GSC loss of the season.The Argos claimed an 8-1 win over UNA in the first match of the week, improving to 3-0 in conference play.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one doubles match on the way to the victory.  After a match against No. 11 Georgia College and State was rained out, UWF returned for two matches on Friday.  In the morning match against Drury, the Argos swept doubles play once again and won four of six singles matches to pick up the 7-2 win.The Argos then hosted conference rival Valdosta State that afternoon, falling 4-5.  UWF went up 2-1 after doubles, as Kevin Ducros and Leandro Ferreira won 8-6 at the No. 1 spot and Sean Gunnels and Patrick Bateman also won 8-6 at No. 3.  After a stoppage of play due to darkness delayed the match until the following morning, VSU went back on top with wins at the No. 1, 4, 5, and 6 singles spots.  Ferreira had a big win at No. 2 singles for UWF, upsetting the No. 1 ranked player in the country Philip Pakebush 6-3, 7-6.In Sunday’s 8-1 win over Delta State, the Argonauts took two of three doubles matches and swept all six singles matches to improve to 7-7 overall.  Gunnels and Lue were especially impressive at the No. 5 and 6 spots, respectively, as Gunnels won 6-0, 6-2 and Lue picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory.The Argonauts will next face No. 27 BYU-Hawaii (12-1) on Monday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at UWF main campus in Pensacola, Fla.WOMEN’S TENNIS (8-6, 3-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. North Alabama: 8-1 W- 3/25 vs. No. 31 Georgia College & State: rained out- 3/26 vs. No. 6 Valdosta State: 3-6 L- 3/28 vs. No. 27 Delta State: 9-0 WThe No. 9 ranked Argonauts went 2-1 last week, and they started things off with an 8-1 win over visiting North Alabama.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one match in singles.  UWF then faced No. 6 Valdosta State, and the Lade Blazers outlasted UWF, handing the Argos a 6-3 loss.  Barbara Oliveira was one of two for West Florida to win at singles, and she defeated No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht at the No. 1 spot 3-6, 7-5, 10-0.  In the final match of the week, UWF bounced back with a 9-0 sweep of No. 27 Delta State.With the win over Delta State, West Florida women’s tennis improved to an 8-6 overall record. The Argonauts will now face No. 3 BYU-Hawaii (18-0) on Monday, March 29 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at 9:30 a.m. The match will be a challenging one, as the Seasiders count on the top ranked doubles pair formed by Elwen Li and Yuan Jia. In singles Li is ranked No. 2 in the nation, followed by Jia who is ranked No. 3. BYU-Hawaii also counts on Jenny Chin who is ranked No. 20 in the country in singles.MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Audio- Live Video- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos- www.Twitter.com/GoArgos- Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK3/29Dustin LawleyBaseballShannon MilesSoftballBarbara OliveiraWomen’s Tennis3/22Ashleigh AllgoodSoftballDaniel Vargas-VilaBaseball3/15Melissa ChastangSoftballEric KrollBaseballAndrey PozhidaevMen’s Tennis3/8Taylor BrewsterWomen’s Tennis3/1Natalia EspinosaWomen’s GolfJason PostillBaseballBhavna ShettyWomen’s Golf2/22Amy DrakeWomen’s BasketballJillian LafranceSoftball2/15Amber IngramSoftballBlake OlsonMen’s Golf2/8Zach CatesBaseball1/18Jose DavilaMen’s Basketball1/11Sabrina StambouliWomen’s Basketball1/4Max HoggardMen’s Basketball12/14Ken MitchellMen’s Basketball12/7Amy DrakeWomen’s Basketball11/30Dominique BoykinsWomen’s BasketballMaurice ThomasMen’s Basketball11/23Shameka GordonWomen’s SoccerJonathan JacksonMen’s BasketballTiffany WilliamsWomen’s Basketball11/16Courtney JonesWomen’s SoccerJamie NicholsVolleyball11/9Frank CopeMen’s SoccerLindsay HommeVolleyball11/2Shakira DuncanWomen’s SoccerPatricia GandolfoVolleyball10/26Kara GonzalezVolleyballEddie PaganMen’s Cross CountryJordan StoneWomen’s Soccer10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULEMonday, March 29W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women’s Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula’s Golf Club)M. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00W. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00Tuesday, March 30W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women’s Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula’s Golf Club)Baseball vs. Mobile 5:00 Thursday, April 1M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Friday, April 2M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Softball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* noonBaseball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* 4:00 Saturday, April 3M. Cross Country @ Tiger Invitational (at Auburn, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Softball @ North Alabama (DH) (at Florence, Ala.)* noon Baseball @ West Alabama (at Livingston, Ala.)* 1:00For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

High school volleyball: Benton, Airline open season with district victories

first_img“Obviously we haven’t had the same amount of time to prepare at this point in the season,” Digilormo said. “There are kinks to work out from that but it’s always nice to get a W. It’s always great to be able to play your entire team and get everybody in the game and off the bench.  Allison Watson had four kills, two blocks and two digs. Faith Berger had seven digs, four aces and two kills. While fans are expected to eventually be allowed when schools have time to meet all state and LHSAA protocols, there were none at either gym Tuesday. Taylor Walker had one kill and two digs. Macie Nance had two kills. The setup at both the Benton and Airline gyms had a different look because of COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines mandated by the state and LHSAA. The Lady Vikings visit Caddo Magnet on Thursday at 5. Airline served well with few faults. The service placements also contributed to some quick points. The Lady Vikings got contributions from throughout their lineup. Elizabeth Gatti also had a good all-around match with eight assists, one ace, three kills, one block and two digs. But despite all that, there was plenty of enthusiasm shown by players on all four teams. Teams also did not switch bench areas in between sets as is usually the case. At Benton, it looked like Parkway might push the match into a fourth set after the Lady Tigers won the first two. The third set was tight until Benton pulled away at the end. Gracyn Badiali and Erin Martin had six aces each. Badiali also had three kills and two blocks. Martin had one kill, one block and one dig. Daly Nagot led Benton in kills with six. She also had one block and two digs. Face masks were mandatory for all but the players on the court. The usual prematch and postmatch sportsmanship tradition of the players going through a line of high-fives at the net was replaced by waving from a distance. The Lady Tigers and Lady Panthers both return to action Thursday. Benton visits Loyola College Prep at 6:30, and Parkway hosts Captain Shreve at 6. The matches marked the first high school sports events in Bossier Parish since schools were closed and spring sports canceled in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Haughton visits Ruston on Thursday at 5. At Airline, the Lady Vikings dominated their match, opening big early leads in all three sets. Benton defeated parish rival Parkway 25-13, 25-15, 25-19 at Benton. Airline downed Alexandria Senior High 25-4, 25-15, 25-15 at Airline. The Lady Tigers got some outstanding play from their outside hitters who ended many points quickly.  Ariana Wilkinson led Airline in aces with seven. She also had two kills, one block, six assists and four digs. Only 25 students and 10 “essential” adults (coaches, officials, administrators, stat persons, etc.) were allowed in the gyms. Alexandria put a little pressure on in the third set, cutting an 8-2 deficit to 10-8. But the Lady Vikings rolled from there. The third set produced some of the best rallies of the match. Haughton opened its season Wednesday with a best-of-3 sets match at Byrd. The Lady Bucs won the first set 27-25 but dropped the next two 25-20 and 25-13. “It was a really great opportunity there. Yes, we have some kinks to work out but it was a really good opportunity to develop as a team. I saw a lot of great heart there and some excellent moments.” The Benton Lady Tigers and Airline Lady Vikings won District 1, Division I matches as the volleyball season opened Tuesday evening. “I’m excited we’re playing and we keep pushing forward is my big thing,” Airline head coach Regina Digilormo said. “We’re excited to play. I think we’re excited to kick things off for sports in the parish. Hopefully it will trend in the right direction for everybody.” “The outside hitters did a fabulous job,” Benton head coach Tracey Rambin said. “I was very impressed with our passing. The passes were very good which allowed our setters to set and to run plays. We were very impressed with that. The serves were there. We played well as a team. Just very impressed with them and excited for the rest of the season.” Andie Taylor had five kills and one dig. NOTE: Individual match statistics provided by coaches. — Featured photo by Jeff ThomasPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHealthyFoodNetwork21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock Men  HealthyFoodNetwork|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more