Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hall makes the grade for CoSIDA honor

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College sophomore Ashley Hall has been named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Women's Soccer Second Team, the organization announced Thursday.
Hall, a Hazard, Ky. native, is the second player in program history to receive the honor. She joins Becki Woodworth, who was also a second-team selection in 2005.
CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) annually names Academic All-America teams in all sports. CoSIDA was established in 1957, and the Academic All-America program dates back to 1952.
To qualify for the Academic All-America Team, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.20, be a sophomore, junior or senior and player in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed. Each sport is divided into two divisions, University and College. The University Division includes all NCAA Division I schools, while the College Division encompasses all NCAA II, III and NAIA institutions.
CoSIDA is also separated into eight districts. District IV includes all institutions in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
Hall, a forward for the Lady Bulldogs, led the team with 19 goals in 18 matches this season. She recorded six multi-goal games including a hat trick against Montreat (N.C.) College. Her 42 points also ranked second on the squad.
She was the only NAIA player and the lone selection from the Appalachian Athletic Conference on the District IV team. Also, six of the 45 players on the three District IV teams were sophomores.
Union enters the AAC Tournament next weekend with a 14-4 record. The bracket will be announced Tuesday for the first-round matches to be played next Saturday.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mom's Birthday

Today was Mom's 74th Birthday. She wanted to go to Buckhorn Lake State Park for lunch and a nature walk. It was a perfect beautiful sunny day. Everyone had a great time. I think I'll let the pictures speak on this one.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Way to go Ashley!

Hall puts Union past Cumberland
Posted by Gene Renfro - Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 6:52 PM - [ Women's Soccer ] - Viewed 199 times

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - An overtime header from Ashley Hall gave the Union College women's soccer team a 1-0 victory at University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) on Wednesday.
Hall (Hazard, Ky.) received the corner kick from Renata Peixoto (Brasilia, Brazil) and put the ball away for the victory. Hall was about 10 yards at the near post and headed the ball over Cumberlands' keeper to the far post for the goal in the 98th minute.
Brittany Puryear (Somerset, Ky.) recorded her fourth shutout of the season in goal for Union.
Union improved to 6-0 on the year and ties the 2003 team for the most wins to start the season by any Lady Bulldog team. Cumberlands, who received a vote in the last NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' poll, fell to 1-2. The win also snapped a two-game losing streak to Cumberlands. Both losses were by one goal.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference opener for Union comes Saturday at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Lady Bulldog Notes
Hall now has six goals and two game-winning goals so far in 2008.
Union has five shutouts so far this season, but the school record is 14 by the 2001 squad.
The Lady Bulldogs went 0-4-2 in overtime contests since their last overtime win in 2005.
Union has a 2-0 record against Mid-South Conference teams this season. The other win was over West Virginia Tech.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thai cooking

Oh how I wish I had a picture to share, of Sam shoveling it in and sweating. Toy would be proud, I think. Last night I made Sam a mixed seafood curry. It was hot! like hothot! Thai hot! also known as too hot for (white girl) me to eat. but he loves it that way. since it's just me and him at the house, I made him some extra hot Thai food.
First, I ground up Thai peppers and garlic and added that to my sizzling wok. then added the red curry paste and let it cook for a minute. Next, I added the seafood, tentacles and all, stirring to make sure eveything was well coated. Then comes the bamboo shoots and coconut milk. finish with some fish sauce and some fresh Thai basil. Sam was very pleased with my efforts. too bad zach wasn't there to enjoy it...

Next time, I'll take a picture! Thanks Toy for the lessons and the inspiration!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

23st annual tacky lawn ornament and pink flamingo soiree

This weekend, Sam and I went camping on Pine Mountain for the 23st annual tacky lawn ornament and pink flamingo soiree. we had a great time. so good to get away. and take an awesome yellow lab with ya!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Union Bulldog soccer action. and ashley loves roscoe.

In their first scrimmage of the year, the Union Bulldogs lost to the EKU Colonels. Ashley had the only Bulldog goal to EKU's 3. The girls played a good game though. Ash played great, as usual. we're so proud of our girl!

there were at least 2 eku girls following ash around all the time. 3 of them in this pic

She pretty much did this all day.

and this.

and this. don't try honey. you can't catch her.

on to roscoe...

Roscoe Moonieyan is a nice fella. (I don't know Roscoe's middle name. oh no!!!) He's a junior at Union, on tennis scholarship and studying business. Roscoe is from South Africa. He came to Hazard with Ash for a week or so when school first got out for the summer. She took him shooting and 4 wheeling and he loved it! He brought all the spices and the recipe his momma gave him, and I made some Indian curry that was as close to his mommas homecookin as possible. It was yummy. He is still in VT at camp and I know Ash is missing him really bad. Maybe almost as much as this momma is missing her!

here's ash and roscoe from this summer in VT. Apparently they are really cool.

and lovey!

All dressed up and cute!

another good shot!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

the boy and his girl

Sarah and Zach

Zach and Sarah

Sarah Ann Pfister is a really sweet girl. Her family is from Winchester but she and Zach met at Pikeville College. She'll be in her Junior year at Pikeville when school starts back later this month. Sarah comes from a nice Christian family and encourages Zach to go to church, which makes this momma happy. I'm not sure she knows what to make of our wild bunch sometimes! But she just smiles and giggles. She has a really cute giggle. We really like Sarah alot. Oh and so does Zach.
Apparently, Sarah is a true Guitar Hero and kicks Zach's butt on a regular basis. Now if she could just get him to go to class and study!!!