Weekend sports roundup: April 8-10

first_imgTwitter Twitter Linkedin Grant McGalliard TCU baseball took 2 of 3 against Kansas this weekend. printIt was a light weekend for Horned Frog athletics, as just three sports saw action. Tennis was at home, and the recaps of those matches are here.Here’s what happened elsewhere over the weekend in the TCU sports world.Baseball drops one to Kansas, still wins seriesThe No. 9 TCU baseball team took two out of three games in Lawrence, Kansas, this weekend against the Jayhawks. The offense didn’t arrive until Saturday for the Frogs, as they were limited to just 3 runs in a 4-3 loss in Friday’s opening game.Luken Baker started on the mound for the Frogs and was pulled after 5 1/3 innings with a no decision. Jared Janczak came in to relieve Baker and was credited with 2 runs and a loss.Saturday was much more positive for the Frogs. TCU scored 8 runs, and freshman Dalton Horton improved to 5-0 on the year from the mound in a solid seven-inning appearance.Catcher Evan Skoug led the offensive charge with 4 RBIs in the game.Sunday’s rubber match was all TCU as well. Thanks to an 8-run 5th inning that featured home runs from Skoug and Ryan Merrill, the Frogs won 14-6 to close the series.Brian Trieglaff earned a win in relief of Sean Wymer, who lasted one inning in the start. TCU leaves Lawrence with a 24-7 record (6-3 in Big 12).Baseball’s next game is Tuesday against Dallas Baptist at Lupton Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.Track sets records in the desertTCU’s track and field squad traveled to the Jim Click Invitational in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday and set two school records in a day.Senior Brianna McGhee is now the fastest Horned Frog woman hurdler in history, with a time of 13.16 in the 100-meter hurdles. That time ranks sixth in the NCAA this year.Fellan McGuigan, a freshman hammer thrower, extended his own school record with a toss of 211 feet, 6 inches.Makaila Flannigan and Scotty Newsome won each long jump event for TCU.Paola Miranda took home gold in the women’s hammer throw, while Megan Smith won first in the discus.The Frogs also took home 3 silvers this weekend. They’ll have an off week before traveling to Gainesville, Florida, for the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on April 22. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. ReddIt Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Facebook Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Facebook Previous articleTCU women’s tennis drops match against TexasNext articleCity celebrates the grand opening of Zbonz Dog Park Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/last_img read more

Oxford’s historic skyline will “absolutely not” be damaged, despite “high rise” plans

first_imgCouncillor Hollingsworth admitted that there would be “five, six, seven story buildings”, but these would be would be seen outside the city centre, in areas like Summertown, Headington, Cowley, Blackbird Leys and Littlemore, which are referred to as “district centres”.He added: “What we’re doing is meeting a need for housing in Oxford which is huge, and one of the indicators of that is that it’s one of the most expensive cities to live in across the UK”.Nevertheless, in the suburbs where the developments would be concentrated, there would be denser buildings—meaning that there could be flats or apartments above shops, while there would be community centres and transport hubs on the ground level. This form of structure is common in European cities such as Vienna and Berlin.According to Councillor Hollingsworth, the response from the University has been “pretty positive” so far, with the University of Oxford “thoroughly engaged” in discussions about the future of the city’s building developments. Oxford’s historic college and university buildings will “absolutely not” be damaged despite new plans for “taller” and “continental-style” developments in Oxford, according to Councillor Alex Hollingsworth.Councillor Hollingsworth, who is reponsible for Planning and Regulatory Services on the City Council, dimissed the “headline fantasy” of The Oxford Mail, who reported that “high-rise” buildings were set to be erected across the city.New options from the Local Plan, viewed as the blueprint for new building developments, will be consulted upon during the summer.Draft proposals by the City Council would “end blanket height restrictions” and “favour developments that use space most efficiently”, according to The Oxford Mail.These changes are thought to be inspired by how other European cities such as Barcelona are planned and organised, and could help deliver 10,000 new homes over the next two decades.Speaking to Cherwell, Councillor Hollingsworth said: “There’s no high-rise: that’s The Oxford Mail headline writer and not what the report has said.“There’s a long standing rule in Oxford that buildings cannot be above a certain height limit. The issue with that is that there’s a lot of low buildings, and what we’re talking about is not tower blocks or twenty or thirty storey buildings—nothing absurd like that.”last_img read more