Games features – Pan Am Games http://panamgames.org/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:03:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://panamgames.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T190616.621-140x136.png Games features – Pan Am Games http://panamgames.org/ 32 32 Warhawks visit Arkansas state – University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics https://panamgames.org/warhawks-visit-arkansas-state-university-of-louisiana-monroe-athletics/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:59:14 +0000 https://panamgames.org/warhawks-visit-arkansas-state-university-of-louisiana-monroe-athletics/ ULM (4-12 total, 0-2 Sun Belt Conference) at Arkansas State (7-7 total, 0-1 Sun Belt Conference)1 pm Saturday January 8, 2021 | First arena of the National Bank | Jonesboro, ArkansasLook: ESPN + | Listen: 105.7 FM / 540 AM KMLB | Live statisticsPlay Notes MONROE, Louisiana – For the first time since November 20 […]]]>
ULM (4-12 total, 0-2 Sun Belt Conference) at Arkansas State (7-7 total, 0-1 Sun Belt Conference)
1 pm Saturday January 8, 2021 | First arena of the National Bank | Jonesboro, Arkansas
Look: ESPN + | Listen: 105.7 FM / 540 AM KMLB | Live statistics
Play Notes

MONROE, Louisiana – For the first time since November 20 in Central Arkansas, the ULM Warhawks will play a real road game as they visit enemy Sun Belt Conference Arkansas State at 1 p.m. Saturday at First National Bank Arena. The ULM have played nine home games and three neutral site contests since their last road game.

Saturday’s game will air on ESPN + with Brad Bobo (play-by-play) and Carol Halford (analyst) on call. The game will also air on 105.7 FM / 540 AM KMLB, KMLB.com and the TuneIn app on Learfield’s Warhawk Radio Network with Mike hammett on play-by-play.

Saturday’s game marks the 48th all-time meeting between ULM and Arkansas State, with the Red Wolves leading the series, 32-15. A-State has won three straight games in the series, including two wins last year. The Red Wolves defeated ULM on January 15-16, 2021, 64-50 and 59-44, at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe. The ULM last played at Jonesboro on Jan.5, 2019, a 64-54 victory in the A-State. The ULM last won at Jonesboro, 61-45, on January 26, 2011.

The ULM was one of four Sun Belt Conference teams to play its two games on the conference’s opening weekend. Only ULM, State of Texas, UT Arlington and UL Lafayette played both ends of their respective weekend series after other competitions were postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The Warhawks had their first COVID-19 impacted contest in 2021-22 on Thursday with a cancellation in Little Rock.

Second year student Kyren Whittington continued to set the pace for the Warhawks, scoring a career-high 18 points last Saturday against UT Arlington. With 17.0 points per game, she ranks eighth on the SBC for scorers inside the conference game. She leads ULM at 12.2 points per game, scoring nine double-digit times in her 13 appearances in 2021-2022.

True first year leader Bre Sutton made his first career start against UTA last Saturday and responded with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists and helped ULM take a 10-2 lead in the opening four minutes. Sutton is averaging 6.5 points and 2.6 assists per game.

Arkansas State is 7-7 this season and 0-1 in the Sun Belt Conference game after suffering an 84-75 loss to Georgia Southern on December 30. The Red Wolves have seen each of their last two games canceled due to COVID-19 protocols: against Georgia State (January 1) and against the Ragin ‘Cajuns (January 6).

The Red Wolves are third in the SBC in offensive scoring with 79.1 points per game. A-State features four players scoring in double digits. Keya Patton, a transfer from Auburn, leads the way with 12.4 points per game, which ranks him eighth in the SBC. She is followed by Trinitee Jackson with an average of 11.9 points and a team record of 8.5 rebounds per game, who ranks second in the SBC. Morgan Wallace is just behind with 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Rookie Lauryn Pendleton made an impact, averaging 10.3 points with 5.4 rebounds while adding 36 assists.

The ULM and the A-State have three common adversaries. A-State defeated McNeese (96-72) and Mississippi Valley State (81-47) and lost to Northwestern State (80-76). The ULM lost to McNeese (81-54), Northwestern State (76-72) and Mississippi Valley State (73-72 in overtime).


Source link

]]>
Hockey Day New Ulm offers 15 games this weekend | News, Sports, Jobs https://panamgames.org/hockey-day-new-ulm-offers-15-games-this-weekend-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:02:55 +0000 https://panamgames.org/hockey-day-new-ulm-offers-15-games-this-weekend-news-sports-jobs/ NEW ULM – If you are a local hockey fan then the place to go this weekend is the New Ulm Civic Center. Fifteen hockey games – starting Friday night at 7:45 p.m. when New Ulm Steel host Granite City in an NA3HL game – will be followed by 14 games starting at 7:45 a.m. […]]]>

NEW ULM – If you are a local hockey fan then the place to go this weekend is the New Ulm Civic Center.

Fifteen hockey games – starting Friday night at 7:45 p.m. when New Ulm Steel host Granite City in an NA3HL game – will be followed by 14 games starting at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday as “New Ulm Hockey Day” sets off.

When Steel hosts Granite City on Friday night, the game’s sponsor is the Liquor Mart in New Ulm. Five $ 25 gift cards to local restaurants will be drawn during the game courtesy of Liquor Mart.

It ends Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. when the Steel wraps up their weekend streak against the Lumberjacks. The sponsor of the Saturday night game is Schell’s Brewery and they will be handing out merchandise prizes.

The teams playing the 14-game schedule on two ice sheets are the New Ulm Squirt “VS,” new ulm squirt “B,” Pee wee “B,” Jet “A,” Pee wee “A” and Bantam “B,” 10U girls and 12U girls.

All New Ulm teams will play against Minnesota River teams except Squirt “Like,” who will play Faribault and the Bantams “B” who play River Lakes.

The New Ulm JV Girls and College Girls play at noon and 2:30 p.m. respectively against Minnesota River in Big South Conference games.

The Eagles JV boys meet the Minnesota River at 2 p.m., while the college plays at 4 p.m. on the Olympic ice.

At 4:15 p.m. on the regulation ice sheet, the 10U girls play followed at 5:30 p.m. by the 12U girls.

At 6:45 p.m. the Bantam “Like” play on the regulation ice sheet and at 7:10 p.m., the Steel faced Granite City again.

All children wearing a hockey jersey at the Steel game enter for free and will be able to skate with the Steel after their Saturday game.

There will also be a “Silent auction” Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., for several large sporting goods.

“Each New Ulm / Sleepy Eye hockey team has put together a basket of products that people can bid on” said Mike Peterson, director of hockey operations for New Ulm. “We also have food, including sauerkraut and landjäegers. We will also be having a skills competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Civic Center conference room and the cost is $ 5 for players only. And we will have a “Chuck-A-Puck“Contest on all matches played only on the north rink between the second and the third period. “

Players of the New Ulm men’s and women’s hockey teams will sign autographs after their matches.

And the Tom Macho Award will be presented between the first and second periods of the New Ulm-Minnesota River boys’ hockey game.

The latest news today and more in your inbox


Source link

]]>
NFL week 18 features huge games for Rams, Chargers for the playoffs https://panamgames.org/nfl-week-18-features-huge-games-for-rams-chargers-for-the-playoffs/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:05:19 +0000 https://panamgames.org/nfl-week-18-features-huge-games-for-rams-chargers-for-the-playoffs/ Much like the NFL loves it, the Rams and Chargers enter the final week of the season with their playoff status undetermined. The Rams need a Cardinals win or loss or they find themselves on that long road (literally) as a generic NFC team. The Chargers visit the Las Vegas Raiders, the winner of an […]]]>

Much like the NFL loves it, the Rams and Chargers enter the final week of the season with their playoff status undetermined. The Rams need a Cardinals win or loss or they find themselves on that long road (literally) as a generic NFC team. The Chargers visit the Las Vegas Raiders, the winner of an AFC wild card team and the loser finished unless the Indianapolis Colts lose to the humble Jacksonville Jaguars. Then the AFC North also gets involved. Entering uncharted territory in Week 18, Rams beat writer Gary Klein, Chargers beat writer Jeff Miller, NFL writer Sam Farmer, columnist Helene Elliott and Mike DiGiovanna discuss prospects :

Peyton Manning always says that every interception has its own story. So, from an observational standpoint, what’s your story on Matthew Stafford and his multiple interception streaks?

Klein: If we put all these stories in a book, it would be 15 chapters … and that counts. In addition to his 38 touchdown passes – his record since 41 in 2011 – Stafford has had more intercepts than any season since 2013. Four of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns. I think I’ve quoted players and coaches who say turnovers happen en masse. But they’re usually turnover hungry defensive players who only need one to get started. It’s amazing the Rams beat the Vikings and Ravens, with Stafford having five intercepts and also losing a fumble. He has the merit of remaining calm and playing very well in the important moments of these matches. He was formidable in the home stretch against the Ravens. But Stafford needs to stop making turnovers – or the Rams’ playoff history won’t be very long.

Farmer: It’s quite confusing, especially with the beauty of Stafford at other times. I think Greg Olsen made a really good observation on the show when he said the best quality of a quarterback is to play big in the biggest moments. That’s what we’ve seen from Stafford in this winning campaign, connecting with a range of players – Tyler Higbee, Ben Skowronek, Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. – to make the song play with the game. on the line. This fourth throw and catch for OBJ is part of the Season Highlights video. So Stafford plays big in big times.

But that does not explain the interceptions. So thank you for disclosing this to me early as it gave me a chance to call [former NFL and UCLA coach] Rick Neuheisel to choose his brain. As you know, he knows the quarterback position inside and out. He raised an interesting point. In the NFL, cannon-armed quarterbacks are encouraged to throw the hero, throw those 50/50 balls, and let those receivers tear them up like rebounders. Detroit adopted this philosophy when Stafford pitched at Calvin Johnson. I can think of at least two interceptions on deep throws towards OBJ, and they were in midfield, not on the sideline where a quarterback can use the limit as a save. Of course, other choices came on tilted balls and bad decisions, so there was a mix.

Stafford trusts his arm, and for good reason. He can pass through windows other quarters can’t. So he probably sees the terrain differently. He’s like a golfer in the woods who, instead of returning to the fairway, is always looking for that heroic shot that he can shoot through the trees. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

The Rams have already clinched a playoff berth. If you were a Rams fan, what would you worry about about their playoff prospects. Is there anything other than Stafford that takes care of the football?

Klein: The Rams are long past their three-game losing streak in November. But the Titans, 49ers and Packers have shown in those games that the Rams are vulnerable against a team willing to physically challenge them, run straight to the Rams’ defense and control the clock. And the Titans are completely past the Rams’ offensive line. Have the Rams improved since then? It looks like this, but no opponent has tested them in the same way. The other concern would be if a defensive coordinator finally finds a way to get Cooper Kupp out of the game.

Farmer: Plus, COVID is still a concern, and it’s so hit and miss how suddenly players are being sidelined. But one important aspect that needs to continue to improve is ground play, which is essential in the playoffs. Cam Akers could be huge in this regard. It has Joe Mixon quality, and if the Rams can work it as a complement to Sony Michel, they could reap huge benefits from it. At this time of year, if you’re a playoff-related team adding rather than subtracting, you’re in the extreme – and grateful – minority.

In what appears to be a make or die game when the Chargers travel to Las Vegas to play the Raiders on Sunday night, as a coach who / what would you prefer – the experience of Vegas quarterback Derek Carr or Justin Herbert’s young pistol?

Elliott: I would prefer Herbert’s arms and legs to Carr’s experience. But as with so many things this season, a lot depends on which team is healthier and has the fewest key people on the COVID protocol. The Chargers got a lot of people back on Sunday, and it was crucial for them to beat Denver. Put them all in bubble wrap and bubble environment this week!

Klein: Experience matters but I would take Herbert. It’s probably a reflection of watching him more this season than Carr.

Farmer: I would take Justin Herbert, even though Derek Carr has had a few great seasons. Herbert is incredibly balanced and can throw shots that most quarterbacks can’t.

DiGiovanna: Unless that “seasoned” quarterback is Tom Brady, I’ll take the “young gun” almost every time. Look at what Patrick Mahomes did in his second and third seasons as a starter in Kansas City, leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win in 2019 and a Super Bowl loss in 2020. The experience wasn’t not so much a factor in these playoffs as Mahomes’ dynamic passing and scrambling ability. In two decades of Angels coverage under Mike Scioscia, he’s often said he prefers talent over experience. That’s why reliever Francisco Rodriguez got the chance to play in the team’s 2002 World Series despite his 20 years and two weeks of big-league experience. K-Rod’s talent reigned supreme, as Justin Herbert’s talent should give him the edge over Carr’s experience in Sunday night’s game.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4), throwing a pass to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13), had numerous clutch passes against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17.

(AJ Mast / Associated Press)

Miller: I’m part of the group who thinks Carr is better than a lot of people credit him with. But I would also take Herbert in this game. He hasn’t played as many NFL games as Carr, but Herbert’s experience in prime time was super impressive. He’s averaged 284 passing yards, with 14 touchdowns and two interceptions in five career prime-time games. That’s enough experience for me.

Knowing it’s a silly talk for now because it’s only Herbert’s second season, but what great quarterback comes to mind when you see him play? What about John Elway?

Klein: Remember when Herbert got that buzz cut in 2020? I don’t know about his playing on the field, but he reminded me of Johnny Unitas without the classic flat top.

Elliott: Rather than comparing him to anyone or declaring him the second Elway, why not let him be the first Justin Herbert? Its evolution has been fascinating to watch. How much better can it be? I am curious to see this.

Miller: That’s a question from Sam Farmer, because he knows more about the NFL than I do about just about anything. I’ve heard Elway’s comparisons, so that must make sense. The only thing I know: With the way Herbert started his career, it won’t be long before people compare him to others.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) walks away from the Denver Broncos inside linebacker Micah Kiser.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) broke a record pace and his jamming ability helped as well.

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Farmer: If there’s a modern day quarterback that reminds me of Elway, it’s Patrick Mahomes, down to that barrel chest and his strut. Herbert is just taller and is so pure with his throwing movement, he kinda reminds me of Carson Palmer. But I would like to point out a contemporary by making a comparison Herbert. He and Josh Allen are very similar, although Herbert is more advanced than Allen in his second season.

First thoughts on the Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders.

Klein: The traffic coming from Vegas is going to be even more difficult than usual.

Farmer: It’s hard to beat a team twice in a season, so it comes to mind as the Chargers handled the Raiders at SoFi. Austin Ekeler had a good game in the 28-14 win, and the Raiders need to be worried about him.

Miller: I’m surprised the Chargers are the favorites on the field. Sure, they beat the Raiders by two touchdowns in Week 4, but it was so long ago that Jon Gruden was still the Las Vegas coach. The Raiders have won three straight wins – by two, four and three points. They have therefore been playing in difficult conditions for a while. They are also in a place where no one thought they would be at so many times this season when it would have been reasonable for them to completely collapse. These guys are survivors, and I’m sure they’re playing with more than a little bit of belief.

The 49ers have beaten the Rams five in a row, last losing in December 2018 in LA Will it become six?

Klein: Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay’s friend and mentor, has also become McVay’s nemesis. The odds must be in McVay’s favor, right? If the Rams win on Sunday, McVay will be thrilled to have won the NFC West title. And relieved to beat Shanahan again.

Farmer: I think the Rams are going to break this slide, especially if Trey Lance plays the 49ers quarterback. There is too much going on for the Rams to gag at home.


Source link

]]>
Class of 2022 will put Illini’s passing game on track https://panamgames.org/class-of-2022-will-put-illinis-passing-game-on-track/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 19:04:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/class-of-2022-will-put-illinis-passing-game-on-track/ Illinois football has had one of the worst pass offenses in the country for as long as I can remember. Last season, the Illini averaged 156.2 yards per game in the air, ranking 121st nationally. Sadly, that has been a trend over the past six seasons. Oddly enough, 156.2 yards per game is actually an […]]]>

Illinois football has had one of the worst pass offenses in the country for as long as I can remember.

Last season, the Illini averaged 156.2 yards per game in the air, ranking 121st nationally. Sadly, that has been a trend over the past six seasons.

Oddly enough, 156.2 yards per game is actually an improvement over the 2020 campaign. Illinois was throwing just 152.9 yards per game that season, which placed it 114th in the nation.

There has been a marked decline in Illinois passing attack over the past decade. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Illini were among the top 60 in the country for passing yards per game. At the height of that three-year run, Illinois was averaging 276.1 yards per game and the passing game ranked No. 28 in the nation.

After this 2015 season, the passing attack took a hard hit. In 2016, the Illini were ranked No. 111 in the nation in passing, averaging just 169.7 yards per game in the air. Since the 2016 campaign, Illinois have failed to land the top 100 passing yards per game. The best season of that six-year streak came in 2019, when Illinois was throwing 185.3 yards per game, ranking 102nd in the country.

Bret Bielema is doing whatever it takes to fix Illinois football’s passing game.

Illinois now has a new coaching staff, and they are putting their players in place to help this program win games and move the ball across the field through the passing game.

The talent that Bret Bielema and his coaching staff bring will help the passing game tremendously. We were able to hook Syracuse transfer Tommy DeVito to help the quarterback’s situation in 2022. In 2019, DeVito threw for 2,360 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. This is what I expect this season.

But it’s not just the microwave players of the Bielema era. The former coaching staff relied too much on the transfer to win ball games. This will not be the case this time around.

Illinois was able to sign five large receivers in the class of 2022. This group of pass catchers includes two of the top 800 rookies, Shawn Miller and Eian Pugh. The five wide receivers are quality players who will help this team through the first two seasons.

Bielema also brings two tight ends to help in the passing game. Owen Anderson and Henry Boyer are both 6-foot-5 or taller monsters that will be great targets in the red zone.

However, the Illini will need someone to get the ball to those pass catchers in the future. That’s why Bielema landing a quality quarterback like Donovan Leary is huge. Leary has the winning pedigree at the high school level, and that should pass through the college ranks.

Leary won’t be able to pass the ball if he doesn’t have time. That’s why Bielema landed six offensive linemen for the class of 2022. Those six hogs up front are going to play early in their careers. They will join a strong group of pass blockers already on the roster.

Illinois haven’t had a Top 100 game since the 2015 campaign. I’m ready for that to change. Bielema is putting the pieces together for this program to make a big turnaround in the near future. Trust the process.


Source link

]]>
Cedarville Baseball Announces 50-Game List https://panamgames.org/cedarville-baseball-announces-50-game-list/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:28:57 +0000 https://panamgames.org/cedarville-baseball-announces-50-game-list/ History links 2022 BASEBALL CALENDAR CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Cedarville University has a full 50-game schedule planned for the 2022 spring baseball campaign. The roster includes eight sets of four G-MAC games as well as 18 non-conference games. The Yellow Jackets start with four games at the Peachtree City Classic in Georgia on February 11-12. After […]]]>

2022 BASEBALL CALENDAR

CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Cedarville University has a full 50-game schedule planned for the 2022 spring baseball campaign.

The roster includes eight sets of four G-MAC games as well as 18 non-conference games.

The Yellow Jackets start with four games at the Peachtree City Classic in Georgia on February 11-12.

After a three-game series at the Lincoln Memorial on February 18-19, CU will host Miami-Hamilton for a pair of games at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio on February 25-26.

Spring break in Florida, the first full week of March, consists of a three-game series at Palm Beach Atlantic, followed by two singles at Lynn.

After returning to Ohio, the G-MAC season begins in Walsh on March 11-12.

The first home appearance on March 19 and 20 includes a three-game non-league streak against Northwood, who joins G-MAC in time for the 2022-23 academic year.

Opponents of the conference who come to campus include Kentucky Wesleyan, Malone, Ohio Dominican, and Tiffin.

G-MAC’s other road dates will be at Hillsdale, Lake Erie and defending champion Trevecca. The Jackets will not play Ashland and Findlay during the regular season.

@CUVestes | Fans can also follow Cedarville University Athletics on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook



Source link

]]>
Sonoma County Classic begins Tuesday; other teams hit the road for the last non-league games https://panamgames.org/sonoma-county-classic-begins-tuesday-other-teams-hit-the-road-for-the-last-non-league-games/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 03:08:22 +0000 https://panamgames.org/sonoma-county-classic-begins-tuesday-other-teams-hit-the-road-for-the-last-non-league-games/ The tournament season draws to a close as the basketball league approaches. But the final week of non-league games is shaping up to be an exciting list. The Montgomery boys will open the Chris Huber Memorial in Acalanes, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s best teams, with a tough game against Redwood on Tuesday, while […]]]>

The tournament season draws to a close as the basketball league approaches. But the final week of non-league games is shaping up to be an exciting list.

The Montgomery boys will open the Chris Huber Memorial in Acalanes, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s best teams, with a tough game against Redwood on Tuesday, while Cardinal Newman’s girls will make the trip to San Diego for SoCal Holiday Prep Classic, another tournament with a loaded field.

Girls Ukiah, Petaluma, Rancho Cotate and Maria Carrillo will also be attending the West Coast Jamboree this week.

The local headliner will be the Sonoma County Classic at Piner High School, historically one of the region’s premier boys’ basketball events. Seven of the eight teams are from the region and the eighth, Archie Williams, is from Marin.

The tournament starts on Tuesday and ends with the championship game on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Here’s a look at the pitch and the first round matches.

First round, Tuesday, December 28

Game 1: Archie Williams vs. Ukiah, 4 p.m .: The school formerly known as Drake enters the tournament 8-0 and one of the likely favorites. Led by explosive 6-foot-7 senior forward Will Heimbrodt, the Falcons are averaging nearly 60 points per game on offense while allowing just 40 points on defense. Earlier this season they beat Windsor (48-41) and Santa Rosa (58-41) en route to win the Wine Valley tournament in Napa and last week they were No. 20 in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 20.

Passing the Falcons will be a tough challenge for the 7-4 Wildcats, who just finished third at the Stokes tournament in Kelseyville two weekends ago. Junior Marcus Fenk, who is averaging 11.6 points and a team-record 5.5 rebounds per game, amassed 15 points per game against Ukiah’s three games in the Stokes. Ukiah’s leading scorer, senior Eian Macandog, is averaging 12.3 points per game.

The winner plays the winner of game 2.

Game 2: Cardinal Newman vs. Petaluma, 5:30 p.m .:

The other game in the top half of the rack features two of the best teams in the county. A rematch of the Rose City Classic, the Cardinals (5-7) will look to tie the tally after the Trojans (8-2) knock them down 45-43 in a thrilling championship game.

The Cardinals have had a tough time since that meeting two weeks ago. They have lost four of their last five games, most recently a 54-45 loss to Marin Catholic on Thursday. But three of those losses came during the Mission Prep Classic in San Luis Obispo, which featured one of the toughest terrains in any tournament in the state. The Cardinals ended their trip south with a win, overtaking tournament host Mission Prep 52-49 in their final game on Wednesday. Their roster also recently received a boost with junior guard Gavin Vogenson, a transfer from Healdsburg, qualifying for eligibility after being sidelined at the start of the season. He scored 8 points on his season debut against Marin Catholic. He will add depth to a backcourt that includes junior Sam Cline, one of the best at that position in the county.

The Trojans had a different trajectory after that game, winning their next three games before falling to St. Patrick-St. Vincent 63-55 in the Brett Callan Memorial Championship at Casa Grande. But they rebounded well with a 54-49 victory over Santa Rosa on Wednesday. Salim Arikat, Cole Garzoli, Andy Bai and Ryan Giacomini are players to watch.

Game 3: Santa Rosa v Casa Grande, 7 p.m .: The first game in the lower half of the bracket presents another solid clash between two strong home teams.

The Gauchos (5-3) finished third at Callan with a 54-44 victory over Montgomery. Their only loss of the tournament was to Petaluma, 64-59, in the semifinals. Since then, they’ve taken a 75-39 victory over San Marino which saw Tory Cain score 30 points.

Meanwhile, the Panthers (7-5) are looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Rancho Cotate (73-57) and Petaluma (54-49). After a strong start, they’ve been battling in recent times, losing three of their last four games and five of their last seven, but have won wins over Rancho Cotate (74-69) and Tam (69-58) over the course of this period. They are led by senior full-back Will Logue (16.9 points, 3.4 assists per game), second-year winger Elijah Hansen (10.5 points, 38% of three) and senior forward David Prudhomme (9.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals per game).

The winner plays the winner of game 4.

Game 4: Piner vs. Maria Carrillo, 8:30 p.m .: Prospectors and Pumas both enter this tournament with the urge to get back to the winning column.

The tournament hosts just finished fourth at the Windsor Holiday Shootout, with losses to future champion Redwood (61-37) and host Windsor (49-46). They have lost three of their last four games dating back to a 30-point blowout against Montgomery at a tournament in Arcata. But the Prospectors (5-6) are well placed to turn the boat around by playing on their field in front of their fans. Their leaders this year are Second Year Guard Matt Erickson and Senior Guard Ladainian Kuok.

The Pumas (4-6) just finished seventh at the Windsor tournament last week, with losses to Redwood (65-29) and Healdsburg (75-63) before a Kennedy rout (72-44) in their final. . Senior guard Luc Guggiana and junior guard Cooper Wood will be players to watch.

YesYou can reach Editor-in-Chief Gus Morris at 707-304-9372 or gus.morris@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @JustGusPD.


Source link

]]>
The video games of 2021 that pushed accessibility further https://panamgames.org/the-video-games-of-2021-that-pushed-accessibility-further/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/the-video-games-of-2021-that-pushed-accessibility-further/ Every year inclusive gaming becomes a priority for studios, we see incredible and creative innovations pushing what is possible in accessible gaming. While 2021 got off to a lackluster start in this regard, the industry more than made up for this disappointment with a slew of accessible releases throughout the year. The following seven games […]]]>

Every year inclusive gaming becomes a priority for studios, we see incredible and creative innovations pushing what is possible in accessible gaming. While 2021 got off to a lackluster start in this regard, the industry more than made up for this disappointment with a slew of accessible releases throughout the year. The following seven games have helped set a new standard in accessible gaming.

Horror Tales: Wine

Image: Carlos Coronado

We’ve seen countless indie games implement various accessibility features over the past few years. With Horror Tales: Wine, developer Carlos Coronado built on its already excellent record with accessibility features, going so far as to mention them in the official description of the game in the window.

Where this game excels is in visibility improvements. The game offers multiple text size choices, eight visual styles for captions (with examples of each displayed in the menu), and my favorite, plenty of styles for object outlines and crosshairs. These styles range from standard single line or cross stitch to bold bold lines. Horror Tales: Wine is a true rarity as a horror game designed with visual accessibility in mind.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Rivet lands in front of enemies in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac is no stranger to creating accessible games – Marvel’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Both were accessibility leaders when they were released, with features like customizable caption text size, contrast options, high visibility Spider-Sense, and full controller remapping. This year, Insomniac has pushed the boundaries even further with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, making it one of the more accessible releases of 2021.

Ratchet and Clank introduced some incredibly beneficial options: High Contrast Mode (similar to that of Spider-Man: Miles Morales) and streamlined controls allow you to fully play the game with the D-pad, face buttons, and R2. Rift apart also implements a “simplified route” feature that links all routes to the circle button. Rift apartThe most notable feature of, however, is gameplay speed, which allows players to play mostly in slow motion, giving them more time to react and make decisions in combat and while exploring the world.

The Valley: Shadow of the Crown

The Vale protagonist: Shadow of the Crown

Image: Falling Squirrel / Creative Bytes Studios

The Valley: Shadow of the Crown is a fresh take on the RPG genre of audio games, and it targets AAA production values ​​in its sound design and voice acting. Designed to be fully playable – and even more than that, pleasant – for blind players, the valley relies entirely on two senses: hearing and touch. To play successfully, players must listen to the most subtle sound signals, which indicate how an enemy is about to attack them. Crossing the world is also all about sound: the only way players can tell they’ve gone wrong and need to reorient themselves is to listen to the heroine’s nuanced comments. Although these are common principles in audio games, the valley developer Falling Squirrel has managed to bring them to a wider audience. (The game received a nomination for Innovation in Accessibility at the Game Awards this year.)

Audio-only experiences can be difficult for some sighted players due to the lack of visual anchors, but the valley implements tiny orbs of light floating around the screen. These tell sighted players whether they are inside or outside, and whether it is day or night. While the story is as gripping and engaging as any RPG, the valley is particularly difficult in the way it flips the script on sighted players, removing sight from the equation, and therefore, the main sense that many of us have relied on to be “good” at games. The result is a brilliant RPG for modern consoles that also happens to be fully playable for blind people.

Chicory: a colorful tale

Chicory artwork: a colorful tale

Image: Alexis Dean-Jones / Team Chicory

Chicory: a colorful tale revolves around the painting of a world that has been stripped of its color. And while it may seem inaccessible to color blind players, developer Greg Lobanov designed Chicory be as inclusive as possible. It features a robust set of standard accessibility features – including text readability and text effect options – but it also introduced new accessibility considerations.

Eye strain settings make the pristine white world in its colorless state much more bearable, and the paint mechanic is tied to both the PlayStation 5’s DualSense touchpad. and right stick, making painting a lot more accessible than it would be with a touchpad-only mechanic. Chicory Also offers many difficulty, cognitive and emotional accessibility options. Players can toggle the option to skip boss fights, determine how many hits the character can take, and toggle content warnings when topics like depression approach the storyline. The content disclaimers were inspired by work done on Ikenfell, a great example of how developers learn from each other and build on their accessibility success stories.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Alex Chen from Life is Strange: True Colors with a rainbow aura behind her

Image: Deck Nine / Square Enix

The Life is Strange series is known for telling emotional stories through fast-paced events. And rapid events are known to be largely inaccessible. But with the release of Life is Strange: True Colors, developer Deck Nine addressed this huge hurdle by introducing both skippable QTEs and an adjustable timer for important dialogue choices.

By combining these options with new features like volume and brightness warnings, configurable text layout, toggle buttons, and an indication when players make a narrative change choice, Square Enix has delivered the game Life is Strange. the most accessible to date.

Forza Horizon 5

A car drives in the rain in Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 includes a visually stunning world that is also exciting for many players to explore. But with its latest release, Playground Games has also delivered the most inclusive and accessible game in the open world racing series to date.

In addition to allowing players to create avatars with prosthetic limbs, Forza Horizon 5 too offers features such as configurable game speed for offline play, brake and steering aids, and several subtitle options. Above all, Forza Horizon 5 Also allows players to progress through the story even if they fail the often difficult story-based challenges. With these additions, Forza Horizon 5 is the first Horizon game where many disabled players can compete with their non-disabled peers.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy talk to Worldmind

Image: Eidos Montreal / Square Enix via Polygon

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise wellness game of the year. Yes, the narrative is light, funny, and well-written, but the accessibility of the game makes many players with disabilities feel good while playing it. guardians of the galaxy, in some cases adopted an inclusive design rather than what can often look like the Band-Aid version of accessibility settings. Chief among them is the fact that Star Lord’s visor mode doubles as a high contrast mode, improving visual accessibility in a fundamental rather than additive way.

guardians of the galaxy is also the first modern game to feature closed captions that match the quality of those found in movies and TV shows. Deaf or hard of hearing gamers can be further immersed in the gaming world with “heard captions”, resizable captions and closed captions. The game also offers cognitive accessibility options, such as sound focus mode, which reduces all non-essential sounds. It also allows players to extend the goal reminder timer and keep the goal visible for longer. guardians of the galaxy has set a new bar in the industry for accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing and has shown what is possible with inclusive design ideas applied to video games.

Courtney Craven is the Founder and Director of Can i play this, where they lead workshops and write reviews and articles focusing on accessibility. They also do accessibility consulting in the gaming industry and higher education and they have published their first fictional novel in 2021.


Source link

]]>
NFL Christmas Day features two branded games https://panamgames.org/nfl-christmas-day-features-two-branded-games/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 17:28:47 +0000 https://panamgames.org/nfl-christmas-day-features-two-branded-games/ Christmas Day usually features a plethora of intriguing NBA games. While it remains the case this year, sports fans can also watch a couple of really exciting NFL games. The first NFL game on Saturday will feature the Browns and Packers at 4:30 p.m. ET. FOX will broadcast the game, with Joe Buck and Troy […]]]>

Christmas Day usually features a plethora of intriguing NBA games. While it remains the case this year, sports fans can also watch a couple of really exciting NFL games.

The first NFL game on Saturday will feature the Browns and Packers at 4:30 p.m. ET. FOX will broadcast the game, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth to call the action. Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi will be sidelined.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have already clinched an NFC North title, but they still have a lot to play for. If they win their last three regular season games, they’ll clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

The Browns, meanwhile, are fighting to stay alive in the AFC playoff image. A loss to Green Bay on Saturday would very likely derail any chance Cleveland has of making a playoff run.


Source link

]]>
Keys to the game: Cavaliers at Celtics https://panamgames.org/keys-to-the-game-cavaliers-at-celtics/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 18:41:08 +0000 https://panamgames.org/keys-to-the-game-cavaliers-at-celtics/ Go green It is extremely rare in an NBA season to play a game in eight days. But this, again, is no ordinary NBA season. And the Cavaliers – who play that one game Wednesday night in Beantown and won’t play again until Sunday – are looking to lead their winning streak to seven. Cleveland’s […]]]>

Go green

It is extremely rare in an NBA season to play a game in eight days. But this, again, is no ordinary NBA season. And the Cavaliers – who play that one game Wednesday night in Beantown and won’t play again until Sunday – are looking to lead their winning streak to seven.

Cleveland’s last two wins in their six-game streak have come up against teams struggling to line up their regular roster due to the COVID outbreak – and tonight Wine & Gold will face that test.

Already down on Isaac Okoro and Evan Mobley – who were placed in league health and safety protocol last weekend – they were recently joined by teammates Jarrett Allen, Lamar Stevens, Dylan Windler, Denzel Valentine, Ed Davis and RJ Nembhard.

As they head to Boston, the Cavs inked forwards Justin Anderson and Tre Scott as well as center Luke Kornet – who could all get in on the action on Wednesday night.

In what appears to be a long time ago, JB Bickerstaff’s team won their sixth straight year – demolishing a shorthanded Bucks team on Saturday night. In the win, the Flaming Cavaliers, who reached 10th in their last 12 games, collected 60 total points from their second unit.

Cedi Osman led Cleveland with 23 points off the bench, dropping from 8 of 12 on floor, including 5 of 9 at long distance, while Ricky Rubio notched his fifth double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points. 6 out of 12 shots, leading both teams with 10 cents and posting a best game of +33 in 29 minutes of work.

Kevin Love added 15 points, adding seven boards, a team-high, while Darius Garland paced the starters with 22 points, 10 for 13 from the field, 2 of 4 from beyond the arc.

The Celtics fell for the fifth time in their last seven tries on Monday night – falling to Joel Embiid and the Sixers as the Philly big man scored 41 points and 10 boards in the lopsided decision.

Jaylen Brown led Boston with 30 points and Jayson Tatum added 17 as the shorthanded Celtics fell below 0.500 that year.

The Cavaliers return home to face the Raptors on Sunday night after Christmas before a busy time to close the calendar year – traveling to New Orleans on Tuesday and Washington on Thursday before hosting the Hawks on New Years Eve.


Story

The Cavaliers have already parted ways with the Celtics this season, overcoming a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win a thriller at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse before relinquishing a six-point home decision two nights later. As they do against most franchises, the Celtics lead the all-time regular-season streak, 135-83, with Cleveland holding a 57-55 mark at home and Boston a dominant 86-20 on the floor.

The Wine & Gold leads the all-time playoff series, 24-22 – scoring 8-16 in Boston, but with wins in six of the last nine.

The Celtics’ game assist mark against Cleveland is owned by both Larry Bird and Sherman Douglas, who each distributed 16 cents – Bird in 1990; Douglas in 93. The Cavs’ one-game leader is Andre Miller, who finished with a 25-point triple-double, 17 assists and 10 rebounds in a seven-point loss to Cleveland in 2002.


Connections

Cavaliers and Charge big man Tacko Fall – who was named G League player of the week at the end of November – spent his first two NBA seasons with the Celtics, averaging just under 3.0 points per 25 appearances.

In 29 games with the Charge, the former UCF star is averaging 12.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.


Source link

]]>
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry Launches NFT ‘2974’ Collection To Celebrate 3-Point Record https://panamgames.org/golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-launches-nft-2974-collection-to-celebrate-3-point-record/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 01:54:09 +0000 https://panamgames.org/golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-launches-nft-2974-collection-to-celebrate-3-point-record/ 8:48 p.m. ET Nick DePaulaESPN In the aftermath of his record-breaking game last week at Madison Square Garden, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry launched a new NFT collection to celebrate each of those 2,974 3-pointers. The “2974 Collection” launched Monday on 2974SC.com and includes a series of non-fungible tokens that are each individually numbered […]]]>

In the aftermath of his record-breaking game last week at Madison Square Garden, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry launched a new NFT collection to celebrate each of those 2,974 3-pointers.

The “2974 Collection” launched Monday on 2974SC.com and includes a series of non-fungible tokens that are each individually numbered out of a total of 2,974 – the number of 3 required to eclipse Ray Allen’s previous mark of 2,973. Each unique NFT will be priced at $ 499, with Curry planning to donate 100% of its profits to the “Eat. Learn. Play” foundation that he and his wife, Ayesha Curry, established in 2019.

“I’m really grateful to be able to share this moment with all the fans, the entire Bay Area community and everyone who has supported me over the years,” said Curry.

Customized digital moments artwork depicts each mark in Curry’s full 2,974 3-point streak throughout his NBA career, leading up to the wing’s record rise just five minutes after the Warriors’ game against the Knicks in New York on Tuesday.

The artwork was hand drawn by Andrea McDonald, a recent college graduate and artist, and designed by combining a repeated “2974” print to produce a memorable image from each 3 point pointer. Each coin includes the location and date of the game as well as Curry’s digital signature.

Curry announced in September a multi-year equity deal with the FTX cryptocurrency exchange that includes both an ambassador and shareholder role. FTX will serve as the host platform for users to own Collection 2974 NFTs and sell them at a later date. Participating owners can also receive autographed memorabilia, game tickets, additional NFT drops, and early access to limited edition Curry branded items in the future.

In addition to the full NFT series, owners will receive an NFT bonus as part of the launch. Curry asked 86-year-old pioneer artist Floyd Norman, Disney’s first black animator, to create an additional set of two storyboard animations. Norman is credited with contributions in many of Disney’s most iconic films throughout his 65-year career, and it was the subject of a Netflix documentary.

The bonus animations are based on Curry’s two favorite 3-point shots in his career. We’re celebrating Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals, when Curry tapped into a ninth final 3-point game to lead the Warriors to a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The other highlights a late February visit to Oklahoma City in 2016 and his memorable “BANG!” A winning shot against the Thunder from just over halfway.

“I am honored that two incredibly talented artists, Floyd Norman and Andrea McDonald, have been able to add their creative touch to my career,” said Curry.

Two hundred of the 2,974 NFTs will be donated by Curry to the people who helped him on his journey, including teachers, Warriors fans, Davidson University, coaches, neighborhood friends, mentors, the SC30 team. of Stephen, teammates, rivals and family.

While All Moments will be priced at $ 499 each, NFT # 2974/2974 highlighting the record shot will be auctioned for 72 hours to the highest bidder.

The Curry Foundation provided meals, groceries and books to families and youth in the Bay Area. He has also helped renovate local recreation centers and build basketball courts in the area.


Source link

]]>