Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.Paul, playing the sidekick to Harden for most of his first season in Houston, took center stage, controlling the tempo and getting to his favorite spots as the Rockets led from start to finish.Donovan Mitchell scored 25 before fouling out and Joe Ingles had 15 for the Jazz.Mitchell started finding lanes to the basket late and got the Jazz within 85-80 after he fueled a 10-2 run. But Paul, who matched his scoring high for this playoff run, hit a pull-up jumper and found Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer to put the Rockets back up by double digits and they never looked back.Houston, which has been known for their offensive firepower, put forth a disruptive defensive effort.Clint Capela, the anchor of the Houston defense, had 12 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, one of which featured a Dikembe Mutombo-like finger wag in the fourth quarter.The Rockets went up by 15 in the second quarter before the Jazz closed to 51-46 on back-to-back three-point plays by Mitchell. Utah trailed 58-48 at the half.Neither team was accurate from beyond the arc as the Jazz were 7-for-29 and Houston went 10-for-38.TIP-INSRockets: Harden’s 14 first-quarter points were the most for him in the opening period this postseason. … Flying to close out on an Ingles’ 3-pointer in the second quarter, P.J. Tucker raked the Jazz sharpshooter across the face and earned a Flagrant 1. … Capela and Mitchell got double technical fighting for rebound in the fourth quarter and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni got another for his reaction to the play.Jazz: Ricky Rubio missed his fourth straight game due to a left hamstring strain suffered in opening round but is close to returning. … Gobert, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds, blocked two shots in the opening moments but the Rockets burst to another big lead, 11-3, just as they did Game 1 and 3. … Royce O’Neale left the game with 9:09 left in the first quarter with an apparent knee injury but returned at the end of the period.UP NEXTThe series shifts back to Houston for Game 5. Associated Press Tags: Chris Paul/Donovan Mitchell/Houston Rockets/James Harden/Utah Jazz May 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Paul Scores 27 and Harden Has 24 as Houston wins 100-87
June 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Unveils New Court Design Tags: America First Event Center/SUU Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, the Southern Utah University athletic department unveiled the design for the new court to be housed in the America First Event Center.Presently, a brand new court is being installed and this promises to be a major upgrade for the athletic department and the various teams competing on the surface.This is but one component in what has proven to be a major upgrade of the entire arena as there is new signage and the upper concourse area has been designed as well.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Monday, SLCC’s softball program announced Ashlee Anderson has moved on to play at a four-year institution.The sophomore infielder who matriculated at Copper Hills High School before coming to SLCC, has signed with the University of Providence (Mont.) an NAIA school in Great Falls, Mont.The Argos will receive a durable player as Anderson started 45 games for the Bruins this past season, batting .248 and posting 29 RBI. July 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Ashlee Anderson of SLCC Signs To Play With University of Providence Tags: Ashlee Anderson/NAIA/SLCC Softball/University of Providence Argos Brad James
Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Saturday, Weber State football (9-3, 7-1 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts the Kennesaw State Owls (11-2, 5-1 in Big South Conference play) in the second round of the FCS playoffs for a 1:00 pm kickoff at Stewart Stadium.The Wildcats are the No. 3 seed in the FCS playoffs while the unseeded Owls got to this point by downing Wofford 28-14 last Saturday at Spartanburg, S.C.This is the fourth consecutive season Weber State is playing in the FCS playoffs and the eighth time in school history.In his sixth season at the helm, Wildcats head coach Jay Hill is 45-29 (.608).Weber State comes into Saturday’s game averaging 30 points per game, tying them for 42nd nationally in scoring offense with Brown.Junior signal-caller Jake Constantine completed 63.5 percent of his passes (165-260) for 1,733 yards, 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions during the regular season for Weber State.Sophomore tailback Josh Davis is the Wildcats’ leading rusher (155 car, 1,015 yards [26th nationally], 10 touchdown runs on 6.5 yards per carry [11th nationally]).Redshirt freshman tailback Kris Jackson ran for a team-best 10 scores during the regular season for the Wildcats.Sophomore receiver Devon Cooley (49 rec, 577 yards, 4 TD’s) is the Wildcats’ overall leading receiver with junior wide-out David Ames (43 rec, 515 yards, 3 TD’s) and sophomore receiver Ty MacPherson (26 rec, 404 yards, 3 TD’s; a team-best 15.5 yards per reception) all bolstering the squad’s receiving corps.Junior kicker Trey Tuttle made 20 of his 24 field goal attempts and 38 of his 41 PAT attempts on the regular season.The Wildcats rank 21st nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 21 points per game.Sophomore linebacker Noah Vaea leads the squad in tackles with 71.Junior defensive lineman Jared Schiess, a Manti High School product, leads the Wildcats in tackles for loss with 10.5, while redshirt sophomore defensive lineman George Tarlas leads the squad in sacks, with 8.Freshman cornerback Ja’Kobe Harris has a team-best 3 interceptions while redshirt freshman corner-back Eddie Heckard and sophomore corner-back Marque Collins have 5 pass breakups apiece for the Wildcats.Tarlas and junior safety Preston Smith are tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles apiece.The Owls are coached by Brian Bohannon who is 47-14 (.770) in his fourth season at the helm of the program.Kennesaw State ranks fifth nationally in scoring offense, scoring 39.2 points per game.The Owls primarily run the ball as they have amassed 4,509 rushing yards on the season which ranks first nationally. The Owls also average a national-best 346.8 yards on the ground per game.Sophomore quarterback Jonathan Murphy is a newcomer to the Owls’ starting lineup, but he ran for 206 yards and 3 scores in the first-round win over the Terriers.Senior tailback Bronson Rechsteiner (103 car, 870 yards, 7 TD’s) is Kennesaw State’s leading rusher. Sophomore back Isaac Foster (34 car, 506 yards, 4 TD’s) has also been solid for the Owls in the running game.Junior tailback Shaquil Terry is the Owls’ leading receiver (15 rec, 370 yards, 5 TD’s).Kennesaw State ranks 9th nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 18.2 points per contest.Junior linebacker Bryson Armstrong leads the Owls in tackles (85), tackles for a loss (11.5) and is tied for the lead in forced fumbles (2) with junior defensive back Bryson Perry and junior defensive lineman Peyton Moore.Senior defensive lineman Desmond Johnson Jr. leads Kennesaw State in sacks (7) and tackles for a loss (16).Freshman defensive back Markeith Montgomery leads the Owls in interceptions (3).The Wildcats and Owls have never met in their respective programs’ histories. December 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Hosts Kennesaw State In FCS Playoffs Saturday Tags: Kennesaw State Football/Weber State Football
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball1-A PreviewRICHFIELD, Utah-Ryker Hatch posted 18 points and 10 rebounds on 8-12 from the field and Klyn Fullmer added 17 points and 11 rebounds on 8-11 from the field as the Panguitch Bobcats bested Tintic 61-49 Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center at the 1-A preview. The Bobcats improved to 5-2 on the season with the win. Braydn Carter had 12 points on 4-7 from the field for the Miners in the loss.RICHFIELD, Utah-Zach Sherwood’s 15 points and 13 rebounds on 7-14 from the field led the way as the Milford Tigers overpowered Telos 51-42 Saturday at the 1-A preview at the Sevier Valley Center. John Pollock had 12 points for the Titans in the loss. Milford improved to 2-3 with the win.RICHFIELD, Utah-Braige Jacobson posted 13 points and 8 rebounds as the Wayne Badgers smacked Whitehorse 41-23 Saturday during the 1-A boys basketball preview at the Sevier Valley Center. The Badgers improved to 2-4 with the win. Rashawn Nocki and D’Wanye Nakai had 6 points apiece in the loss for the Raiders.RICHFIELD, Utah-Wesley Jensen netted 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 6-7 from the field and the Piute Thunderbirds clobbered Rich 74-27 Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center during the 1-A boys basketball preview. Piute shot 52.7 percent for the game in improving to 5-2 on the season. Kyler Wilson had 12 points in the loss for the Rebels, as they fell to 0-3.RICHFIELD, Utah-Sergio Vasquez netted 18 points on 7-10 from the field, along with four assists and three rebounds as the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Tabiona 73-47 at the Sevier Valley Center during the 1-A boys basketball preview. Bryce Valley improved to 3-3 on the season. Kolton Iverson had 11 points in the loss for the Tigers, as they fell to 2-5.RICHFIELD, Utah-Jaime Montalvo hit a clutch 3-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime as he posted 28 points and 9 rebounds on 9-18 from the field as the Wendover Wildcats outlasted Valley 84-83 Saturday during the 1-A boys basketball preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Peter Alvarez added 21 points and 9 assists in the win for the Wildcats, who improved to 5-1 on the season. Braden Heaton (16 points, 7 rebounds, 6-11 shooting) had a chance to tie the game at 84-84 after Montalvo’s 3-pointer but missed the first of two free throws to help Wendover escape. A subsequent steal by Jaison Mendoza sealed the win for the Wildcats as time expired. Gavin Hoyt had 29 points and 7 rebounds on 8-15 from the field for the Buffaloes and Conner Chamberlain added 22 points and 5 rebounds on 6-11 from the field in the loss for Valley, dropping them to 5-2.Bulldog InvitationalMESQUITE, Nev.-Cade Szymanski had 14 points as the Kanab Cowboys edged Enterprise 46-43 at the Bulldog Invitational Saturday at Virgin Valley High School. Levi Randall’s 13 points led the Wolves in defeat.Non-RegionSALT LAKE CITY-Richie Saunders led the way with 24 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers pounded Judge 115-58 in non-region boys basketball action Saturday. Makaiah Tarver had 24 points in defeat for the Bulldogs.Girls BasketballBuffalo ShootoutORDERVILLE, Utah-Esther Cox stepped up with 24 points as the Valley Buffaloes edged Monument Valley 63-60 Saturday at the Buffalo Shootout. Tanisha Cowboy had 19 points for the Cougars in the loss.ORDERVILLE, Utah-Abby Stevens led the way in the win with 18 points as the Wayne Badgers stymied Parowan 45-36 at the Buffalo Shootout Saturday.Bulldog InvitationalMESQUITE, Nev.-Grayce Glover led the way with 27 points as Kanab waxed the Moapa Valley (Nev.) Pirates 48-39 Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational at Virgin Valley High School.Delta TournamentDELTA, Utah-Reagan Sanders netted 22 points as the South Summit Wildcats edged Delta 49-48 at the Delta Tournament Saturday at the Palladium. Logan Springer’s 14 points paced the Rabbits in defeat.Non-RegionCEDAR CITY, Utah-Erin Robinson’s 11 points led the Canyon View Falcons to a 39-38 win over Bryce Valley in non-region girls basketball action Saturday. Brooklyn Syrett’s game-high 17 points paced the Mustangs in the loss.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Ellie Wilson amassed 14 points and the Pine View Panthers walloped North Sanpete 68-18 Saturday in non-region girls basketball action. Sarah Oldroyd had 10 points in the loss for the Hawks. December 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/14 Written by Tags: Braden Heaton/Conner Chamberlain/Gavin Hoyt/Jaime Montalvo/Jaison Mendoza/Peter Alvarez/Valley basketball/Wendover basketball Brad James
Written by January 9, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA superstars Trae Young, James Harden make combined history FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock(ATLANTA) — History was made Wednesday night as the Atlanta Hawks took on the Houston Rockets.Both Trae Young from the Hawks and James Harden from the Rockets had 40-point triple doubles, becoming the first opponents to achieve the feat in an NBA game.Harden ended the night with 41 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Rockets win 122-115.Young, meanwhile, recorded 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEPHI, Utah-Wednesday, during National Signing Day in college football, Juab Football confirmed, via its Twitter account that star defensive lineman Blake Mangelson will be a preferred walk-on at BYU.This past season, Mangelson amassed 54 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Wasps.Juab football showed their appreciation for Mangelson on Twitter, saying “he’ll do great things.” Written by Tags: Blake Mangelson/Juab football February 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab Football’s Blake Mangelson Is Preferred Walk-On At BYU Brad James
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootballNon-RegionDELTA, Utah-Taylor Davies hauled in 2 receptions for 109 yards including a game-changing 83-yard touchdown reception as the No. 2 in Class 2-A Millard Eagles routed Delta 32-14 in non-region football action Friday.The Rabbits raced out to a 14-0 lead after the 1st Quarter as signal-caller Austin Topham found Oran Finlinson for a 4-yard scoring reception and tailback Britton Smith deceptively broke loose for a 65-yard touchdown run.I am a mortal Bradfather because that Delta trap fooled me as well as the Millard defense. Britton Smith shows that Rabbits are swift and races 65 yards, virtually untouched for the score. The Rabbits now lead 14-0 with 3:18 left in the 1st Quarter. Delta is feeling good.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) August 29, 2020However, Davies’ touchdown reception just before the half gave the Eagles momentum they would not relinquish.Topham was intercepted by DeGraffenried and, several plays later, Taylor Davies then outraces the Delta defense for an 83-yard score. Millard only trails 14-7 with 39 seconds left in the 2nd Quarter. That is a huge momentum swing in this game.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) August 29, 2020The aforementioned Jed DeGraffenried (21 car, 145 yards, 2 TD’s) then added a pair of scoring runs, with KC Whitaker adding a four-yard touchdown run for Millard.After Braxton Bond was interecepted twice, Millard head coach Ethan Stephenson called upon James Stephenson (6-12, 133 yards, 2 TD’s) who threw the scoring strike to Davies and another one that was adroitly caught by Mekhi Davis.Mekhi Davis adroitly tips the ball to himself for a three-yard scoring grab. He was called for excessive celebration and Hunter Rhodes misses the PAT. The penalty to be enforced on the kickoff. 26-14 Millard. 5:14 left.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) August 29, 2020The win improved the Eagles to 3-0 on the season as they next face the Kanab Cowboys at home Friday September 4.This will be a Mid-Utah broadcast on KMGR FM 102.3 and 99.1 and also available on midutahradio.com.Kanab will come into this game 3-0 as well as they bested Gunnison Valley 14-0 Friday evening.Delta next hosts Grantsville September 4 at 7:00 pm as the Rabbits seek their first win of the season.MANTI, Utah-Kaden Kelley and Blake Thomas each had scoring runs and the Grantsville Cowboys dismantled Manti 28-7 Friday in non-region football action. Caleb Sullivan added a 35-yard touchdown pass to Dillen Richardson for the Cowboys in the rout. Austin Cox had a 35-yard touchdown run to pace the Templars in defeat.GUNNISON, Utah-Karson Blomquist had a 40-yard scoring run and Derek Houston added a 50-yard touchdown jaunt with Saxton Unsworth making his PAT’s either time in leading the Kanab Cowboys to a 3-0 record with a 14-0 win over Gunnison Valley Friday.KAMAS, Utah-Treyson Hunter threw touchdown passes to EJ Allred (66 yards), Statler Wright (12 yards) and Ky Brown (39 yards) as the Beaver Beavers pummeled South Summit 55-10 Friday in non-region football action. Allred added scoring runs of 34 and 44 yards for the Beavers with Turner Williams also adding two touchdown runs for Beaver. Hunter added a 10-yard scoring run for the Beavers in the win.MONROE, Utah-Landon Bowles threw four touchdown passes, including two to Magnus Clawson, as the North Sanpete Hawks decimated South Sevier 58-0 in non-region football action Friday. Trevin Morley and Brady Jacobson also hauled in scoring passes for the Hawks with Morley also running for three scores. Jordan Watts added a touchdown run for the Hawks and Beau Jacobson nailed a field goal for North Sanpete in the rout.SALINA, Utah-Crimzon Crittenden had a 6-yard touchdown run and Matagi Faavale returned an interception for another 6-yard score as the North Summit Braves waxed North Sevier 17-6 Friday in non-region football action. Keaton Peterson had field goals of 22 and 25 yards in the loss for the Wolves.OGDEN, Utah-Logan Shobe had scoring runs of 33 and 8 yards as the Ogden Tigers pummeled Milford 30-6 in non-region football action Friday. Bo Hardy threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Bret Beebe in defeat for the Milford Tigers.PAYSON, Utah-Gavin Brown threw three touchdown passes, including two to Jake Hyatt (33 and 7 yards) and a 19-yard scoring strike to Will Robinson as the Richfield Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 20-7 win over the Payson Lions Friday in non-region football action. Braxton Monroe threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Taysen Housor in the loss for the Lions.NEPHI, Utah-Jarret Elmer threw three touchdown passes to Reed Johnson and added an 87-yard touchdown run as the Class 5-A Salem Hills Skyhawks drilled Juab 28-7 in non-region football action Friday. Bodee Blackett caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from Alex Jackson in defeat for the Wasps.Baseball1A South RegionPRICE, Utah-Valley earned a run-rule victory over Pinnacle 13-3 Friday in 1A South Region Baseball action.DRA 9 Bryce Valley 7Panguitch 8 Wayne 2Piute 12 Green River 1 August 28, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/28 Tags: Roundup Brad James
Written by September 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/12 Brad James Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 12MONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams prevailed 3-0 over San Juan Saturday in Region 12 volleyball action. The Rams took wins of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-22 to bust the Broncos in straight sets in the victory.Non-RegionRocky Mountain Champions ClassicMountain Ridge 3 Kanab 0Spanish Fork 3 Kanab 1
Shell’s lack of expenditure on green energy projects calls oil companies’ commitments to combat climate change into question Takeover blow impacted on Royal Dutch Shell’s green energy targetsShell was dealt a major blow in its plans to invest in clean energy projects in 2019, when it failed in its attempts to buy Dutch utility company Eneco.The Rotterdam-based firm has an extensive renewable energy portfolio, which would have boosted Shell’s spending figures towards its target.It would have added to the company’s previous acquisitions of UK energy supplier First Utility, French renewable energy developer, Eolfi, and its 49% stake in Australian solar company ESCO Pacific.But Japanese multinational firm Mitsubishi put a spanner in the works when it sealed a $4.1bn deal for Eneco in November last year.Despite this setback and Shell currently not being on course to hit its green energy targets, the company has said it is aiming to spend between $2bn and $3bn as part of its new energies division each year from 2021 to 2025. How much has Royal Dutch Shell invested in its green energy targets?The green energy targets set out by Shell are among the most ambitious in the oil industry.Its New Energies strategy covers several areas including electricity, wind and solar, electric vehicle charging, and initiatives to encourage the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.But despite the oil major’s appetite to invest in new technologies, only 10% of its spending pot has been distributed to the strategy.Since laying out the plans in 2016, Shell spent a reported $2bn on the construction of a low-carbon energy and electricity generation business in the same year — ensuring it was on course to meet its targets.Shell has spent 10% of its overall spending on its new energies strategy (Credit Raysonho)In 2017, the firm informed investors it would spend between $1bn and $2bn annually on developing a clean energy business until the end of 2020, an increase on previous plans to spend up to $1bn a year across the same time frame.But the firm is believed to be considerably short of its green investment targets, having so far met about a third of its $6bn goal.In that same time frame, The Guardian says Shell has spent more than $120bn on developing fossil fuel projects, despite global efforts to reduce the use of such high-polluting sources.Data from Norway-based consultancy firm Rystad Energy shows Europe’s five biggest oil companies – Shell, Total, BP, Eni, and Equinor – have so far spent a combined total of $5.5bn on renewable energy projects.Last year alone, their combined total budget was $90bn — raising further questions around the major firms’ commitment to combating climate change.Greenpeace Netherlands’ climate and energy campaigner, Kees Kodde, claims the latest developments “show that Shell is not changing in any meaningful way”.“Contrary to what is needed to stop the climate emergency, Shell is planning to increase its production of oil and gas by 38% by 2030,” he added.“It is investing most of its money in countries that are turning away from the Paris Agreement, like the US and Brazil.“Greenpeace and other NGOs are taking Shell to court. We filed the summons in April 2019 and we expect the first hearing in the case in 2020.“As long as governments remain unable to steer oil companies in a sustainable direction, we hope the courts will.” Its fourth quarter update announcement adds to the roughly $18bn in writedowns that Shell has already disclosed this year (Credit: Royal Dutch Shell) Royal Dutch Shell is at risk of falling short on its plans to invest in green energy projects by the end of 2020, according to reports.The slow progress being made by the British-Dutch oil and gas major is likely to raise questions as to whether companies in the industry are acting quickly enough to combat increasing climate concerns.Shell’s investment target for green energy projects was set at between $4bn and $6bn between 2016 and the end of 2020 — but with less than a year to go, The Guardian says the sum is “well below” those figures. Royal Dutch Shell’s commitments to cutting carbon emissionsAlthough the oil giant’s green energy projects are currently stalling, last year the firm announced plans to halve its net carbon footprint by 2050.Before then, the company is aiming for a 20% reduction by 2035 compared with its 2016 level as it seeks to show investors its intentions of staying in line with the spirit and ambitions of 2015’s Paris Agreement.One way in which Shell plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is by using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, which collects and holds CO2 deep underground, therefore preventing it from polluting the atmosphere.It is also in the midst of working with its partners to discover ways of using the stored CO2 once it has been captured, and claims CCS technology will be pivotal to the global climate response.