TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin + posts TCU vs Florida International beach volleyball at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb 25, 2018. (Photo by/Ellman Photography) Jonathan Abraham printNo. 13 TCU beach volleyball finished the Horned Frog Challenge Sunday by splitting a pair of matches against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (ULM) and No. 11 Florida International Panthers (FIU), finishing the weekend with a 3-1 record.The Horned Frogs won a 5-0 decision against ULM and suffered a 4-1 match loss against FIU. These matches came after the TCU defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies and Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas Saturday, the first day of the Horned Frog Challenge.For the third season in a row, the Horned Frogs have started the year 3-1.“Even though we lost, the girls competed,” head coach Hector Gutierrez said. “In the end, it’s the small details that make the difference. I am happy with the way we competed, and I think we got better as a team today.”During the Horned Frog Challenge, the combos of Haven Hill/Cassie House, Jillian Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene and Avery Arellano/Jensyn Bledsoe finished 3-1. Meanwhile, the duo of Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff were 2-1, while Hannah Rogers and Molly Scheel went 2-2 during the weekend.Against FIU, the Horned Frogs dropped two three-set matches with House/Hill (17-21, 21-16, 18-16) and Bledsoe/Arellanno (21-18, 16-21, 15-11), while Greene/Bergeson (21-11, 20-22, 15-11) won a close battle in three. This led to the Frogs dropping their first match of the 2018 season.After dropping the first set of the match against ULM 21-16, the combo of Claire Doyle and Westendorff won the next two sets (21-12, 15-8) over Holland Ponthieux and Taylor Meyer. The other four TCU teams were victorious in two sets. After dominating ULM, the Horned Frogs improved to 3-1.The Horned Frogs are back in action Saturday and Sunday in the Fight in the Fort, where they play host to the No. 18 Tulane Green Wave at 11 a.m. and the No.14 Cal-Poly Mustangs at 3 p.m. Saturday. They will then play the Arizona State Sun Devils at 12 p.m. Sunday in the final home meet of the season. ReddIt Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Twitter Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Facebook Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Linkedin Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Facebook Previous articleIn home opener baseball rebounds from game one loss with back-to-back wins against Long Beach StateNext articleTCU’s University Union early voting location for Texas primary elections Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Jonathan Abraham https://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award
(The Associated Press contributed to this report) WASHINGTON — A judge has temporarily halted plans to execute a north-central Iowa drug kingpin for the 1993 murders of three witnesses and two children.Dustin Honken of Britt was convicted of the July 1993 murders of 34-year-old Greg Nicholson, 31-year-old Lori Duncan, as well as Duncan’s two children, 10-year-old Kandace and six-year-old Amber, at Duncan’s Mason City home. Honken was also convicted of murdering another informant, 32-year-old Terry DeGeus, four months later. Their five bodies were found buried in a field southwest of Mason City in the fall of 2000. Honken was one of the Midwest’s early large-scale producers of methamphetamine and was sentenced in 1997 to a 27-year term for making and distributing drugs.Honken’s girlfriend Angela Johnson was also convicted in connection with the murders and was sentenced to death, but her punishment was reduced to life in prison in 2014.US Attorney General William Barr announced in July that he had directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to clear the way to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse. Honken was scheduled to be executed on January 15th at the federal prison in Terre Haute Indiana.U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan put the cases of Honken and four others on ice while the challenge plays out. She said in a Wednesday evening ruling that the public is not served by “short-circuiting” legitimate judicial process. Barr told the Associated Press on Thursday that he would take the issue all the way to the US Supreme Court if necessary.