Honorable Mention: Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian; Daniel Saina, McNeese. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Isabella Hudson, Northwestern State; Carnley Graham, Abilene Christian; Alissa Lander, McNeese. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Sophie Daigle, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Donaldsonville, La.Daigle finished second among a 57-women field at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. The sophomore from Donaldsonville, La., ran the three-mile meet with a time of 18:13.29 to a pace a Southeastern team that finished second. The top-10 placement is her second in as many races after finishing seventh at the McNeese Invitational. SLU is back at it Saturday in College Station at the Texas A&M Invitational. Men’s Athlete of the Week: Brandon Lewis-Graham, Northwestern State – Sr. – Ruston, La.Running in his hometown and at his former school, Lewis-Graham claimed victory in the four-mile run with a time of 20:28.5 at the Louisiana Tech Mook Duals in Ruston, La. The first-place finish paced a NSU squad that finished second overall. The Demons have this week off before heading to Lake Charles for the McNeese Cowboys Stampede on Sept. 29 FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Brandon Lewis-Graham and Southeastern Louisiana’s Sophie Daigle are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.
A man who smashed a wine bottle over the head of another man until it broke and then stabbed his victim with it has been jailed for two years.Enda McLaughlin attacked his defenceless victim during a house party at a chalet in Moneymore, Ballintra.After carrying out the brutal attack, McLaughlin then refused to allow other party-goers out of the house as his victim bled heavily after passing out. The Gardai were only called when one young woman made a phonecall from the toilet.Garda Tony Cornyn to Letterkenny Circuit Court that when he called to the chalet at Moneymore it was covered in blood.“It looked somebody had sprayed blood from an aerosol can because it came out that quick.“It was all over the walls and the furniture,” he said.When he spoke to people in the chalet, he was told McLaughlin was in the bedroom.When McLaughlin emerged he claimed he knew nothing about the assault.However there was blood on his shoes and his trousers which forensic tests later found belonged to the victim.The victim said he was simply reaching across for a drink when he felt himself being stabbed in the back of the hand and he then passed out to find himself in Sligo General Hospital when he awokeMcLaughlin of Carrowmore, Carndonagh, had up to 30 previous convictions, many for assault.He told the court that almost all his previous convictions were as a result of his addiction to alcohol.However, McLaughlin said he was now off alcohol and attending AA.He pleaded with Judge John O’Hagan to give him one more chance and guaranteed he would not come back before the courts.Judge John O’Hagan said people have to take responsibilities for their actions.“People who produce or create weapons must take responsibility for natural and probable consequences of their actions – drink or no drink.“I have no option but to jail you,” he said.MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallintraCarndonaghEnda McLaughlin