FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Fresh off of a solid 2017-18 season, Dixie State men’s basketball announced the signing of nine new players for the upcoming season Thursday.Head coach Jon Judkins announced four four-year transfers in junior forward Cameron Chatwin, formerly of Saint Martin’s, junior forward Matt Conway from Division I Albany and sophomore Weber State transfers, guard Riley Cook and sophomore forward Eric Patten.Additionally, Judkins has brought in three junior college transfers, guards Jack Pagenkopf, Andre Wilson and Dason Youngblood and two freshmen, forward Clayton Southwick and guard Jacob Nicolds.Chatwin, a Gilbert, Ariz. product out of Desert Ridge High School averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds for Dixie State’s fellow Division II Saint Martin’s Saints.Conway is out of Chandler, Ariz. and Salt Lake Community College and Pleasant Grove High School was the 2014 Class-5-A Utah State high school MVP.Court, a product of Pleasant Grove and Pleasant Grove High School was a two-time all-state pick after averaging 22.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Vikings.Patten is a 6-6, 240-pound prospect out of Orange, Calif. and Cuyamaca (Calif.) College who comes to Dixie State after redshirting at Weber State.Pagenkopf is out of Olathe, Kan. and Blue Valley High School and played last season at Howard College (Texas) averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Hawks.Wilson is a 6-4 190-pounder out of Corona, Calif. and Patriot High School and played two seasons at Riverside (Calif.) Community College. He averaged 16.4 points and 2.5 assists as a sophomore for the Tigers.Youngblood is a 6-2 190-pound prospect out of Bingham High School of South Jordan, Utah and Skagit Valley (Wash.) JC. He averaged 13.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Cardinals last season.Nicolds is a 6-5 200-pounder out of Gilbert, Ariz. and averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Gilbert High Tigers.Southwick is a 6-7 210-pound prospect out of Palmer, Alaska and Palmer High School who posted 19.6 rebounds and 8.6 rebounds as well as four assists per contest for the Moose. Brad James Written by Tags: Andre Wilson/Cameron Chatwin/Clayton Southwick/Dason Youngblood/Dixie State men’s basketball/Eric Patten/Jack Pagenkopf/Jacob Nicolds/Jon Judkins/Riley Cook August 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Announces Nine New Players For 2018-19 Season
RUGGERS in Guyana will be getting ready for what is anticipated to be a hectic 2020 when they get into pre-season mode from this Saturday with the traditional North versus South 15s match scheduled for the Athletics Field at the National Park; bully off time is 15:00hrs.Pre-season action will continue the following Saturday at the same venue and time with a 10s match featuring the President and Vice President teams.From Sunday, January 26, training for the respective Under-19, Women and Senior teams will commence ahead of the annual matches against French Guiana which would be hosted by the French. The dates are to be confirmed.Additionally, Guyana will commence its 2023 World XV International qualifier matches with a home game against old rivals Trinidad and Tobago in late March or early April in the Southern Zone.This would be followed by an away game in late April or early May; the Northern Zone is slated to commence in March. Winner of the Southern Zone will play the winner of the Northern Zone for the right to advance further. The USA, Canada and Mexico continue to be the juggernauts of North American Rugby.Meanwhile, international home games listed for Guyana may see GRFU having to forfeit same due to the lack of international size Rugby pitches, an official of the Union disclosed. Works would have commenced by the National Sports Commission to upgrade the Rugby Field at the National Park to international standards but the inclement weather and lack of materials would have stalled that project which does not have a definitive completion date as yet.The GRFU, despite sterling efforts over the past two years which saw a substantial amount of debts being cleared, remains currently in the red due to unfulfilled promises of assistance and commitments by both the Ministry of Social Cohesion and the NSC.Elections are slated for the end of this month and a new Executive is expected to be installed to guide the Union forward over the next two years. Current president, Peter Green, has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election to the post but will remain available to the Union to guide and assist due to his vast knowledge of World Rugby gained over the years.