Friday, March 29, 2013

Daily League News & Notes

Arena Football League
San Antonio Talons, Momentum Physical Therapy launch youth health and fitness program
The San Antonio Talons have teamed up with Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab to launch a new educational initiative — “Don’t Stop the Momentum.”
The program will educate students about the importance of living an active and healthy life. Participants will also learn proper nutrition and injury prevention.
Talons representatives and Momentum physical therapy staff will provide presentations to students, teaching them exercises and functional movements.
“Proper care for your body and attention to nutrition has to start at a young age,” said John Malfer, co-owner of Momentum Physical Therapy. “We are educating students to encourage them to confront the risk of complacency and injury with proactive and preventative measures to lead to a healthier future.”
The Talons and Momentum will give presentations to students in the North East, Northside, San Antonio and South San Antonio independent school districts.
Interested schools can call 210-390-4284 for more information on the new program.
SaberCats Add FB Tommy Taggart and LB Wesley Maui'a
The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned fullback Tommy Taggart, who spent 2012 in San Jose and former San Antonio Talons linebacker Wesley Maui'a on two-year contracts.
"Being able to add Wesley and bringing Tommy back into the fold gives our football team a big boost," said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. "Both of them are veterans in this league and are going to be counted on to help build on our success from Week 1."
Taggart (6-3, 285, Oklahoma) returns to San Jose after a fantastic 2012 campaign that was interrupted due to injury. The three-year Arena Football League veteran appeared in 11 games last season and carried the ball 46 times for 119 yards and 12 touchdowns. Additionally, he caught six passes out of the backfield for 57 yards and one more score. He was a key fixture as a pass protector as well for one of the most explosive offenses in the league. The former Oklahoma Sooner spent 2011 as a member of the New Orleans VooDoo, rushing for 193 yards and nine touchdowns on 44 carries in 16 games played. He broke into the league in 2011 with the Dallas Vigilantes as a defensive lineman, posting 14.5 total tackles in seven appearances.
Maui'a (6-2, 275, Western New Mexico State) spent the 2012 campaign with the San Antonio Talons, where he recorded 16 tackles (ten solo), as well as four-and-a-half sacks and had two fumble recoveries. While with Western New Mexico State, Maui'a had 24 tackles in just eight games for the Mustangs, including a career-high seven tackles against Chadron State. Maui'a also played for San Joaquin Delta College, where he was named first team All-Area in his sophomore year. The Stockton native attended Edison High School and earned First Team All-Area, Defensive Player of the Year and team's Most Improved Player honors as a senior.
Storm Add to Defensive Line
The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of defensive lineman Max Holloway.
"We're always looking for players that will help improve our team as a whole," said Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. "Max is a player that we feel can help bolster the linebacker position."
Holloway (6-foot-1, 245 lbs., Boston College) played three seasons for Boston College. The Lutz, FL (Jefferson H.S.) native played in 36 games for the Eagles, starting in 16. He would finish his collegiate career with 99 total tackles, and 24.5 tackles for a loss, including 7.5 sacks. Holloway also had an interception, and three forced fumbles.
Follow Tonight's Sharks Game Live
The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks (1-0) square off against the Pittsburgh Power (0-1) in Week 2 of the 2013 Arena Football League season on Friday, March 29. Kickoff from CONSOL Energy Center is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Sharks enter this week's game with a 2-0 all-time record against Pittsburgh, defeating the Power once in each of the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In the teams' last meeting, Jacksonville clinched its third straight South Division title with a 64-39 win over the Power in the final week of the 2012 regular season.
Please see below for details regarding the many methods that you may use to keep up with the game.
Television Broadcast
Saturday's game will air live throughout the Jacksonville area on This TV, a digital channel operated by WJXT. The game can be seen over-the-air on Channel 4.2 and on Comcast Channel 231. Unfortunately, This TV is not available for those with satellite providers. However, the game will be re-broadcast on WJXT Channel 4 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
Radio Broadcast
If you are unable to watch the game on TV, tonight's contest will also air live on AM 600 WBOB, with Zander Kean on play-by-play. You may listen to the broadcast by either tuning your radio to AM 600, or visiting and clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the screen. Beginning tonight, fans may also participate in a 30-minute postgame call-in show on WBOB. Those who wish to comment on the game are asked to call in to 904-854-1320 shortly after the conclusion of the game.
"AFL Live" Webcast
Tonight's game will be broadcast on the "AFL Live" video player on the League website. To view the webcast, visit THIS LINK . If the game does not start playing immediately, look for "Jacksonville Sharks at Pittsburgh Power" under Live Events. The standard definition webcast (labeled LoDef) is available free of charge, while the high definition broadcast carries a small fee. For more information about how to sign up for HD webcasts, please click HERE .
Live Stats
If you cannot watch or listen to the game by any of the above methods, you may keep track of all the action via live stats on the AFL website. To access stats for tonight's game, visit the front page of . At the top of the screen, just to the right of the league logo, you should see a menu that lists tonight's games. Once you've found the listing for "Jacksonville Sharks", click the "Gametracker" button to launch the live stats window.
Social Media Updates
Finally, keep up with the Sharks all throughout the game on our social media platforms. Be sure to visit our Facebook page or follow us on twitter @jaxsharks to stay up on what's happening up in Pittsburgh!

Champions Professional Indoor Football League
Edge Visit Wichita in Battle of Scoring Leaders
The Bloomington Edge hit the road for the first time this season in a matchup of the top two scoring teams in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League this Saturday.
The Edge carry a 1-1 record into Saturday's 7:05 p.m. kickoff against the 3-0 Wichita Wild at Hartman Arena. The game can be heard on at 6:45. The Edge dominated the Mid-Missouri Outlaws last Friday at home in a 54-3 triumph behind 12-for-26 passing and 120 yards with three touchdowns for Jim DuPage and 42 yards rushing with one touchdown from Andre Raymond. LaVaughn Macon returned three field goals a total of 96 yards, including a 57-yard scoring return for the longest such play in the league this season, to earn CPIFL Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Wild average 56.3 points per game, just ahead of the 55 points per contest put up by the Edge. Wild quarterback Rocky Hinds, who played one season in Bloomington, is the current CPIFL Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 149 yards and four touchdowns in last week's 39-20 win over the Kansas Koyotes. Hinds leads the CPIFL with 12 touchdown passes and has not thrown an interception this season.
After Saturday's game, the Edge host contests on the following two Fridays beginning with an April 5 matchup with the Lincoln Haymakers.

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