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Soccer must utilize their speed to continue tournament success

first_imgLinkedin High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt + posts Linkedin printThe TCU soccer team celebrates their NCAA tournament victory over BYU on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.For head coach Eric Bell, TCU soccer isn’t just an identifier — it’s a style of play that he believes is essential to his team’s success moving forward in the NCAA Tournament.“We have to play TCU soccer, which means passing the ball, speed of play and making the game look like soccer,” Bell said. “If we can do those things, I like our chances.”Yazmeen Ryan converts the winning goal against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.With a second-round match against 10th-ranked Texas A&M Friday, this “TCU soccer” style will be put to the test.Bell acknowledged the Aggies’ speed and skill, particularly on the counterattack and said the Horned Frogs will need to keep the game in front of them to be successful.One Texas A&M player who could cause trouble for TCU is junior forward Ally Watt. Watt, a player with significant experience for the U.S. under-20 national team, led the Aggies with 14 goals on the season and made the All-SEC first team.The good news for TCU is that they’re no strangers to speed. TCU defenders face off with forwards Messiah Bright and McKenzie Oliver daily in training, both of whom have shown their pace throughout the season and like to run behind defenses, using their speed to their advantage.Messiah Bright (11) celebrates her equalizing goal with Karitas Tomasdottir (17) and Yazmeen Ryan (2) against BYU on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The two teams already have some individual familiarity with each other. Bell said both programs recruit similar players and many have played together at the club level.“There is an added incentive, if you will, for personal bragging rights between a lot of the players on both teams,” Bell said.Off the field, Bell said he’s thrilled with what he’s seen from his team.“I think in terms of togetherness, we’re in a really good spot,” Bell said. “I saw the players’ faces yesterday, and they’re really excited about this opportunity.”TCU will take on Texas A&M at 1 p.m. Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. The winner will take on either Tennessee or Arizona in the Round of 16. Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Facebook Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Twitter TCU soccer is still having a successful season despite COVID-19 challenges (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Managing Editor) High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Previous articleVolleyball overcomes road struggles, dominates West Virginia in four setsNext articleNew Associate Director of Admission for transfer students to be hired by December Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

After 1999 murder arrest, questions linger for victim’s father

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The older one gets the faster time seems to fly.Lanier Beasley is older now, but, for him, time has stood still since the phone rang on that first Sunday in July 1999 telling him his 17-year old daughter, J.B. Beasley, was missing. Then came another ring with the news he had not allowed himself to even think.J.B. and Tracie Hawlett, a friend and classmate at Northview High School in Dothan, attended a party on that Saturday night and never came home. Their bodies were found the next day in the trunk of J.B.’s black Mazda on a roadway in Ozark. They both had died from gunshots to the head. Sponsored Content Email the author Battle of heavyweights: Trojans fall to in-state rival UAB 93-89 in WNIT opener The Trojans fell to Alabama Birmingham 93-89 on Thursday night In front of a record crowd inside Trojan Arena in… read more After 1999 murder arrest, questions linger for victim’s father Latest Stories Beasley pushed back the kitchen chair in his home in the rural community of Jack in Coffee County, rested his arms on the table and leaned against them. “They’re going to seek the death penalty. Normally, I would be against capital punishment ….”His voice trailed, indicating that he might favor the death penalty under these particular circumstances.“But, there are too many questions and too few answers,” Beasley said, shaking his head. “Just too many. I’m a skeptic. All reports have an element of subjectivity. My grandfather, Elliot Sikes, said you have to analyze information even when it’s said to be scientific. Right now, there are just questions without answers.”According to information from the chief genetic genealogist with Parabon NanoLabs, McCraney, age 45, was tied to the slayings through DNA uncovered with genetic genealogy testing. “That’s a starting place but just that,” Beasley said, adding that he is making no judgments until he has the answers to who and why anyone would rape and kill his daughter and kill her friend.“There is a why and I will not be satisfied until I know the answer,” Beasley said. But enough of that. Those questions may never be answered. Beasley knows that he may have to live with never knowing. He’s had 20 years of experience of not knowing. But he also has 17 years of memories so a father preferred to talk about the daughter who was a shining light in his life.J.B. Beasley would be 37 years old now and, perhaps dancing on a Broadway stage or married with children or a teacher or any of the many other things at which she would have excelled. “J.B. was about as perfect a daughter as a father could hope for,” Beasley said with a smile of remembrance. “The last time I saw her, the last time I talked to her was on the Thursday before…I kissed her and told her I loved her and we made plans for later. I never thought I would not see her again. I never thought …”Beasley smiled as he remembered the good times.“J.B. and I loved to ride the country roads. She loved dirt roads. She loved to ride and listen to music — rock ’n roll, country. We just loved music. The Marshall Tucker Band was a favorite, especially ‘Heard It in a Love Song.’ “J.B. liked to eat frog legs at Preston’s in Goshen. And, she loved to dance. She had recently danced at the Basketcase Café in Dothan in ‘Mindscape.’ She was a wonderful dancer. J.B. was determined but not obstinate. She knew what she wanted and I’m sure she would have been great at whatever she chose to do.”Now, the arrest of McCraney is bringing back that August Sunday in 1999. That time when Lanier Beasley was quoted as saying at times of tragedy and almost unbearable heartbreak, “We see in terms other than what is real. That’s where I am right now.”Twenty years later, Lanier Beasley is still looking for answers to who and why. Who, he said, will not be enough. He has to know why. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:29 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019 Skip In September 1999, an arrest was made but, following a negative DNA match the suspect was released on bond and a grand jury declined to indict. For nearly 20 years, it seemed as if the case had gone cold. The families waited in anguish not knowing who or why. Then, on March 4, 2019, Coley McCraney, a Dothan truck driver and preacher, was identified as a prime suspect. He was arrested March 16 in Daleville and is charged with capital murder and rape. He was denied bond.This week, Lanier Beasley shrugged slightly at the idea of possible answers to the questions that had haunted the families of the two teens for nearly two decades.“I don’t know what to believe; maybe they’ve gotten to Fox News” Beasley said, perhaps as a bit of sarcasm.  “Maybe it’s true; maybe it’s not.” Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? 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